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The Nag Hammadi: Ancient Esoteric Christian Text And The Lost Scripts Of Jesus

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The Nag Hammadi Ancient Esoteric Gnostic Texts

The Nag Hammadi is one of the most intriguing ancient scripts we found in our time with a contradictive view on God of the Old Testament.

The Nag Hammadi Library consists a collection of 13 ancient (Written in ancient Greek) books known as Codices, which contain over 50 texts discovered in upper Egypt in 1945 and believed to be 1,400 years old. The Nag Hammadi

The Nag Hammadi are the Christian Gnostic (Esoteric) gospels that were thought to be destroyed during the early Christian era.

The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient books (called “codices”) containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary “Gnostic Gospels” – texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define “orthodoxy” – scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth.

The discovery and translation of the Nag Hammadi library, initially completed in the 1970’s, has provided impetus to a major re-evaluation of early Christian history and the nature of Gnosticism.

The Nag Hammadi: The Discovery Of The Ancient Gnostic Texts

The discovery of the scrolls wasn’t even public knowledge until a few years later after being smuggled all over the black market.

In December 1945, an Arabian named Muhammad Ali Al-Salman stumbled upon the Nag Hammadi in upper Egypt.

The founder Muhammad Ali Al-Salman told his adventurous story 30 years later.

The Arabian discovered the texts accidentally in town of Naj Hammadi at the Jab-al-Tarif, a mountain containing more than 150 caves.

The texts were inside ancient caves that are covered in paint and used as grave sites as early as the 6th dynasty around 4,300 years ago.  The Nag Hammadi city of jabal

He and his brothers saddled up their camels and set their way to the city of Jabal to get some sabakh (A soft soil they used to fertilize crops).

While digging around this massive boulder, they found a red jar almost a meter tall which he was a bit hesitant on breaking it open.

He believed the jar sealed some jinn or spirit inside, but his temptation got to the best of him and thought the jar might contain some gold.

He smashed the jar open just to discover 13 papyrus books, bound in leather.

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Returning to his home in al-Qasr, Muhammad’All dumped the books and loose papyrus leaves on the straw piled on the ground next to the oven. Muhammad’s mother, ‘Umm-Ahmad, admits that she burned much of the papyrus in the oven along with the straw she used to kindle the fire.

A few weeks later, as Muhammad ‘Alí tells it, he and his brothers avenged their father’s death by murdering Ahmed Isma’il. Their mother had warned her sons to keep their mattocks sharp: when they learned that their father’s enemy was nearby, the brothersseized the opportunity, “hacked off his limbs . . . ripped out his heart, and devoured it among them, as the ultimate act of blood revenge.

The Nag Hammadi: Some Of The Missing Gospels

The Gospels themselves contains secret characters like Sophia and Jesus’s twin brother that were never knowns about, until they were revealed in the Nag Hammadi.

Here’s some of  list of the missing Gnostic gospels: 

  • The Apocalypse of Adam
  • The Apocryphon of James (also known as the Secret Book of James)
  • Pistis Sophia: Books of the Savior
  • The Wisdom of Jesus Christ
  • Hypostasis of the Archons
  • On the Origin of the World
  • The Exegesis on the Soul
  • The Sophia of Jesus Christ
  • Second Treatise of the Great Seth

It’s no surprise the codex was missing some pages, since they were constantly being smuggled and transferred from one person/group to another.  The Nag Hammadi ancient greek text

The New Testament contains the word of the apostles, whereas the Nag Hammadi also has writings from Jesus himself.

I believe Jesus is a symbolic allegory combined from a mixture of past myths, but I still can’t help it find it mind-blowing there’s more info about the Judeo-Christian myths.

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Tracing out the first line, Quispel was startled, then incredulous, to read: “These are the secret words which the living Jesus spoke, and which the twin, Judas Thomas, wrote down.” Quispel knew that his colleague H.C. Puech, using notes from another French scholar, Jean Doresse, had identified the opening lines with fragments of a Greek Gospel of Thomas discovered in the 1890’s.

But the discovery of the whole text raised new questions: Did Jesus have a twin brother, as this text implies? Could the text be an authentic record of Jesus’ sayings? According to its title, it contained the Gospel According to Thomas; yet, unlike the gospels of the New Testament, this text identified itself as a secret gospels.

The Nag Hammadi Secret Characters And An Alternative Version Of What Happened In Genesis (Old Testament)

We never heard about the feminine goddess Sophia in the Old Testament, as it seems they didn’t want us to know about her existence.

Sophia is the child of male-female pair of older aeons long before her.  The Nag Hammadi sophia

Sophia forms the Pleroma (Gnostic name for Heaven) along with the other ancient aeons before her.

Sophia (Gnostic word for wisdom) can take on multiple meanings pertaining to something metaphysical, cosmological, physical.

In Gnosticism, Sophia is a feminine figure, analogous to the human soul but also simultaneously one of the feminine aspects of God. Gnostics held that she was the syzygy (female twin divine Aeon) of Jesus (i.e. the Bride of Christ), and Holy Spirit of the Trinity.

She’s the last of one of the aeon entity (Aeons are emanations of God, considered first angelic beings).

The Gnostics believe Sophia was purposely kept hidden away from the Judeo-Christian religion.

Another symbolic aspect meaning of Sophia represents the human soul and the severing connection to the spirit.

The chaos occurs when Sophie bore a child without God as her mate, which caused her fall from the grace of the “heavens” to the lower material realms.  The Nag Hammadi sophia universe

She bore a chaotic being called the Demiurge, who has a  dark, chaotic, violent nature.

She created a mirror reality to contain dark entity and hid herself from his awareness.

Sophia wanted to have a child, too. But she went about it in the wrong way: she conceived without the involvement of her male partner or the approval of the Father. Her child was the “demiurge,” a misshapen, belligerent creature that was utterly unlike the other heavenly beings.

Sophia immediately realized her horrible mistake and cast her child out of the Pleroma. The demiurge, now alone, believed that he was the only being who had ever existed, and created the material world out of his ignorance, foolishness, and malevolence, trapping sparks of divinity within Adam and Eve along the way.

The Nag Hammadi: The Demiurge, Archons, Rulers Of The Mirror Material Realms 

What if the God of the Old Testament was the real villain of the story?

The heretical idea at the heart of Gnostic belief was that God of the Old and New Testament is depicted as a poser.

Yaldabaoth (also known as Yahweh) was the big bad wolf of the gnostic myths.

In the Apocryphon of John, he went by three names: Yaldabaoth, Saklas, and Samael.

The Nag Hammadi yahweh samael

Samael is seen as an angelic being of God in the Old Testament, whereas he’s a false God in the Pistis Sophia texts.

Their chief is blind. Because of his power and his ignorance and his arrogance he said, with his power, “I am god; there is no other but me.” When he said this, he sinned against all. This speech rose up to incorruptibility.  Then there was a voice that came forth from incorruptibility, saying, “You are wrong, Samael,” that is, god of the blind.

His thoughts became blind. And having expelled his power—that is, the blasphemy he had spoken—he pursued it down to chaos and the abyss, his mother, at the instigation of Pistis Sophia. She established each of his offspring in conformity with its power, after the pattern of the realms that are above, for by starting from the invisible world the visible world was invented.

Samael also goes by 2 other names, Yaldabaoth and Saklas.

The names are mentioned in the Apocryphon Of John, Origin of The world, and Hypostasis of the Archons.

The Nag Hammadi: Adam And Eve (Old Testament Genesis) The Gnostic Version Of A Blind God

This is where the gnostic text and the Torah start to clash like a pair of siblings yelling at each other.The Nag Hammadi archons

The chief ruler is the one and almighty one and only God in the Torah.

Whereas in the gnostic text of hypostasis of the archons, the chief ruler so called “god” of the old Testament Yawheh is the deceiver (Fraud) of Gods.

The snake isn’t the deceiver in this version of the tree of life, but the redeemer of Adam and Eve according to the gnostic text.

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The rulers laid plans and said, “Come, let us create a human that will be soil from the earth.” They modeled their creature as one wholly of the earth.

The rulers have bodies that are both female and male, and faces that are the faces of beasts. They took some soil from the earth and modeled their man, after their body and after the image of god that had appeared to them in the waters.

The Demiurge and his minion archons wanted to create a form of being in their own image and created Adam.

They created Adam from the soil of the Earth and mixed it with some of their flesh to create a whole new being.  The Nag Hammadi archon rulers

Adam lacked the spark of life because the chief rulers didn’t have the connection to spirit to give Adam sentience.

Come, let us lay hold of it by means of the form that we have modeled, so that it may see its male partner and we may seize it with the form that we have modeled,” not understanding the partner of god, because of their powerlessness. And he breathed into his face, and the man came to have a soul and remained on the ground many days. But they could not make him rise because of their powerlessness.

After some time passed, the spirit saw Adam was lifeless with a soul, descended inside of him to spark the flame.

The rulers found Adam risen with life and put him in the garden of Eden where the archons casted him into a deep sleep.

A woman of spirit was born from the flesh of Adam, and woke him from his deep sleep by shouting at him to rise from his grave.

Now, all these events came to pass by the will of the father of all. Afterward the spirit saw the man of soul on the ground. The spirit came forth from the adamantine land. It descended and came to dwell in him, and that man became a living soul. And the spirit called his name Adam, since he was found moving upon the ground.

The archons came to check up on Adam and saw this woman next to him and they were full of joy and excitement.

The archons chased her so they can sow their seeds within her.

She ran away laughing and magically transformed herself into a tree and left a shadow imagery of herself.

The archons fell into a foolish trap and started to defile her shadow.

Then, the female spirit forms into a snake and asks Eve what the chief archon said and told the snake that they’ll die if they dare eat from the tree of life/death.

The snake told them that was a lie and they wouldn’t die if they ate from the tree.  The Nag Hammadi sophia demiurge

After they took the bite, they gained new insight of their spiritual nakedness and covered themselves with fig leaves.

“What did he say to you? Was it, ‘From every tree in the garden shall you eat, but from the tree of recognizing evil and good do not eat’?”

The woman of flesh said, “Not only did he say ‘Don’t eat,’ but even ‘Don’t touch it. For the day you eat from it, you will surely die.’”

The snake, the instructor, said, “It is not the case that you will surely die, for out of jealousy he said this to you. Rather, your eyes will open and you will be like gods, recognizing evil and good.” And the female instructing power was taken away from the snake, and she left it behind, merely a thing of the earth.

The Chief archon got pissed when he found out what they’ve done and banish them from the Garden just like how the story in the Old Testament.

The Nag Hammadi also includes a brief summary about Abel and Cain and the flood myths.

The Nag Hammadi also comes with interpretations and provides some intel to the symbolism.