“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.