and I know who you are.

The Lord has shown me what my soul must say on its ascent to heaven, and how it must answer each of the powers on high. I have recognized myself, it says, and gathered myself from every quarter, and have sown no children for the archon. But I have pulled up his roots, and gathered my scattered members, and I know who you are. For I, it saith, am of those on high. And so, they say, it is set free. (Fragment from the Gospel of Philip)


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  1. Thank you for reminding me of that…I hadn’t read it in ages, and it’s one of many jewels in that rich text. Of course, one wonders why not many have compared this in a scholarly context to the various Bacchic/Orphic inscriptions…or have they?

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