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Updated: Sep 6

“Wisdom sendeth forth her children.”

(Early Gnostic Fragment)

Chartres Cathedral, north rose window

Wisdom quote from G.R.S. Mead, Fragments of a Faith Forgotten. “In the early centuries of Christianity there were in circulation many traditions, legends, and religious romances, called Memoirs, Acts, and Gospels, which contained Sayings-of-the-Lord or Logoi.” The “Wisdom” quote is likely to refer to the theme of Sophia, the fallen aspect of Pronnoia (Thought)/Holy Spirit who, according to Valentinian gnostic cosmology, scattered her sparks of divine light (Epinoia), her children, into the bodies of humanity.

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