The Divine Feminine in Gnostic Gospels

There are some eye opening accounts of the feminine in the Gnostic Gospels. These accounts open the door to a consideration of the many personifications we meet in dreams, mythology and works of Art and what they might signify.

Gnostic Quotes

Quotes form The Gnostic Gospels in italics:

“… this (male) creator was a derivative, merely instrumental power whom the Mother had created to administer the universe, but his own self-conception was far more grandiose.Β  … he believed that he had made everything by himself, but that, in reality, he created the world because Wisdom, his Mother, “infused him with energy” and implanted into him her own ideas.”

 

example :Β  “I am a jealous God, and there is no other God beside me.”

Jealous of whom?

“Often, in the Gnostic texts, the creator is castigated for his arrogance – nearly always by a superior feminine power.”

Contemporary Depth Psychology

Given conflicting views, how should we decide? Look at the evidence …

In present day psychology such mischief and bossiness is typical of the negative aspect of Mercurius. (see for example https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/transcripts/biblical-series-xiii/Β  video in full below). My 2 cents – probably the negative aspect of Mercurius leads you into the difficulties you need to learn from.

I hoped there would be original records of The Book of Job, because contemporary depth psychology witnesses trials orchestrated by Mercurius (post Jungian model) seemingly related to what the client / dreamer needs to learn. But in the ‘standard’ old testament Job had never done anything wrong (!)

Feminine archetypes in dreams include Sophia, Wisdom, Anima (personification of one’s soul in a man’s dream)

Clinical Psychologist Jordan Peterson lecture

 

 

πŸ¦‰Β Β© Peter Fairbrother @pjforguk www.pjf.org.ukΒ  πŸŒ„

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