The Thirteenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

We have come to an end here with the thirteenth repentance translation comparison. I hope you have enjoyed reading the comparisons. The point of this exercise is to show that one needs to check out various translations, if possible, of various works to get a full understanding of what the text is trying to say.

MacDermot Translation:

1. ‘Hear me as I sing praises to thee, 0 Light of Lights. Hear me as I say the repentance of the thirteenth aeon, the place from which I came down, so that the thirteenth repentance of the thirteenth aeon be completed. These (aeons) I against which I have transgressed, from them I came down.

2. Now at this time, 0 Light of Lights, hear me as I sing praises to thee in the thirteenth aeon, my place from which I came forth.

3. Save me, 0 Light, in thy great mystery and forgive my transgression in thy forgiveness.

4. And give me the baptism and forgive my sins and purify me from my transgression.

5. And this my transgression is the lion-faced power, which was not hidden from thee at any time, for on account of it I came down.

6. And I alone among the invisible ones, in whose place I existed, transgressed, and I came down to the Chaos. I transgressed before thee so that thy ordinance should be fulfilled.’

Mead Translation:

1. Hearken unto me singing praises unto thee, O Light of lights. Hearken unto me uttering the repentance for the thirteenth æon, the region out of which I have come down, in order that the thirteenth repentance of the thirteenth æon may be accomplished,–those [æons] which I have overstepped and out of which I have come down.

2. Now, therefore, O Light of lights, hearken unto me singing praises unto thee in the thirteenth æon, my region out of which I have come down.

3. Save me, O Light, in thy great mystery and forgive my transgression in thy forgiveness.

4. And give unto me the baptism and forgive my sins and purify me from my transgression.

5. And my transgression is the lion-faced power, which will never be hidden from thee; for because of it have I gone down.

6. And I alone among the invisibles, in whose regions I was, have transgressed, and have gone down into the chaos. Moreover I have transgressed, that thy commandment may be accomplished.

Simon Magus diagram

Here is another diagram from the 1926 book “Gnosticism.” This one is named after Simon Magus, a figure who some of you may be aware of. Below is the quote from the book:

“This one is not within the egg, but emphasises the Aeons as perfections in their several spheres and planes. On the plane of fire we have the Universal Principle, the Father; the Universal Root, the Mother; and the Son, the Supreme Treasure-House, “He who has stood, stands and will stand,” the Four-Faced Brahma, the Upper Tetractys. Then we have the middle distance or Invisible Sphere expressed as an Aeon. It is Incomprehensible Air without beginning and without end…moving on the Waters. The lowest region is also represented as a sphere or perfect whole in itself though born from above. This is called the manifested Sphere, “the world made by Angels, the world of men.” Within the Invisible Sphere we find a more elaborate development. Each plane, as we have already mentioned, according to the law of three, is in turn divided into three, and each of the three divisions has three aspects. The middle triangle (marked D) is the reflection of the triangle with the point, of the Region of Fire above, the Upper Tetractys, the three and the four. The lowest triangle of this region is the reflection of this archetypal triangle, and the lettering gives a further key to the inverted method of reflection of this lowest manifestation. The intermixture of air and water is symbolised by the seal of SOlomon, the point within the interlaced triangle completing the symbol of the seven of the lowest plane of manifestion. Thus we have the key to open the doors to all the chambers within the double-Pyramid, the Ogdoad or Natural World, or the mystic thread to guide us on the way through the labyrinthine mazes of the Temple of Life, for the way is long and difficult to follow till the Inner Shrine of Initation is reached.”

More to come!!

Ophite diagram

This diagram is from the 1926 book “Gnosticism” by Mary W. Barrie. Here is the description from the book:

“Another diagram from an Ophite pre-Christian community is more complex, and shows, it seems to me, the eclecticism of the pre-Christian Gnosticism. We have the egg of Brahm, the three aspects of the One and the three manifesting stages in the first of the three divisions of the oval. Here, too, are the five attributes of perfection which bring the perfect man into this region. The gate is guarded by the flaming sword, and below in the middle region is the Greek name of the lord of this region, Saturn. The Aeon or perfect circle of Jupiter, called Ialdabaoth, has the seven planets with their ancient Hebraic names. On the lower plane, the muddy region from which the Leviathan is born, the nine (the reflection of the three on all planes); and the old animal symbolism coming possibly from Chaldea, show, perhaps, the seven lines of evolution.”

More to come!

The Twelfth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

We’re almost to the end. This is a long one.

MacDermot Translation:

I. ‘0 Light, forget not my song of praise.

2. For the Authades and his lion-faced power opened their mouths against me, they dealt cunningly with me.

3. And they surrounded me, wishing to take away my power; and they hated me because I sang praises to thee.

4. Instead of loving me, they slandered me, but I sang praises.

5. They planned to take away my power because I sang praises to thee, 0 Light. And they hated me because I loved thee.

6. Let the darkness come over the Authades, and may the archon of the outer darkness remain at his right hand.

7. And when thou dost judge him, take his power away from him; and that which he thought – to take away my light from me – do thou take his from him.

8. And may all his powers of his light within him diminish; and may another one take his greatness in the three triple-powered ones.

9. May all the powers of his emanations become without light; and may his matter be without light in it.

I0. May his emanations remain in the Chaos, and may they not be allowed to go to their place; may their light which is in them diminish, and Iet them not be allowed to go up to the thirteenth aeon, their place.

11. May the paralemptes, the purifier of the lights, purify all the lights which are in the Authades; and may he take them from them.

12. May the archons of the darkness below rule over his emanations, and Iet not anyone receive him to himself in his place; and Iet not anyone hear the power of his emanations in the Chaos.

13. May the light which is in his emanations be taken away, and may their name be removed from the thirteenth aeon; indeed rather may his name be taken away from that place for ever.

14. And upon the lion-faced power, may there be brought the sin of him who emanated it in the presence of the light; and may the iniquity of the matter which brought him (the Authades) forth not be erased.

15. And may their sin immediately be in the presence of the eternal light; and may they not be allowed to see, and may their name be removed from every place;

16. Because they did not spare me, and they oppressed the one whose light and power they took away. And afterwards they put me among them, wishing to take away all my light from me.

17. They loved to come down to the Chaos; may they be within it, and not be brought forth from this time hence. They did not want the place of righteousness as dwelling place, and they will not be taken to it from this time forth.

18. He put on the darkness Iike a garment; and it (the darkness) went into him like water, and it went into all his powers like oil.

19. May he wrap himself in the Chaos like a garment, and gird himself with the darkness like a leather girdle at all times.

20. While these things happen to those who brought these things upon me on account of the light; and they said: Iet us take away all her power.

21. But thou, 0 Light, have compassion on me, on account of the mystery of thy name; and save me in the beneficence of thy mercy.

22. Because they have taken away my light and my power, and my power is shaken within me, and I have not been able to stand upright in their midst,

23. I have become like matter which has fallen; I have been cast on this side and that, like a demon which is in the air.

24. My power has been destroyed, for I possess no mystery; and my matter has faded because of my light, for they took it away.

25. And as for me, they mocked me; they looked at me as they winked about me.

26. Help me according to thy compassion.’

Mead Translation:

1. O Light, forget not my praise-singing.

2. For Self-willed and his lion-faced power have opened their chops against me and have acted craftily against me.

3. They have surrounded me, desiring to take away my power, and have hated me, because I have sung praises unto thee.

4. Instead of loving me they slandered me. But I sang praises.

5. They plotted a plot to take away my power, because I have sung to thee praises, O Light; and hated me, because I have loved thee.

6. Let the darkness come over Self-willed, and let the ruler of the outermost darkness abide at his right hand.

7. And when thou passest sentence, take from him his power; and the deed which he hath plotted, to take from me my light,–mayest thou take his from him.

8. And may all his powers of his light in him finish, and let another of the three triple-powers receive his sovereignty.

9. May all the powers of his emanation be lightless and may his matter be without any light in it.

10. May his emanations remain in the chaos and not dare to go to their region. May their light in them die away and let them not go to the thirteenth æon, their region.

11. May the Receiver, the Purifier of the lights, purify all the lights which are in Selfwilled, and take them from them.

12. May the rulers of the lower darkness rule over his emanations, and let no one give them shelter in his region; and let no one hearken to the power of his emanations in the chaos.

13. Let them take away the light in his emanations and blot out their name from the thirteenth æon, yea rather take his name for ever out of that region.

14. And on the lion-faced power let them bring the sin of him who emanated it, before the Light, and not wipe out the iniquity of the matter which hath brought him [sc. Selfwilled] forth.

15. And may their sin be altogether before the Light eternally, and may they let them not look beyond [the chaos] and take their names out of all regions;

16. Because they have not spared me and have oppressed him whose light and whose power they have taken away, and also conformably with those who set me therein, they desired to take away my whole light from me.

17. They loved to descend to the chaos; so let them abide therein, and they shall not be brought up [therefrom] from now on. They desired not the region of Righteousness for dwelling-place, and they shall not be taken thither from now on.

18. He put on darkness as a garment, and it entered into him as water, and it entered in into all his powers as oil.

19. Let him wrap himself into the chaos as into a garment, and gird himself with the darkness as with a leathern girdle for ever.

20. Let this befall them who have brought this upon me for the Light’s sake and have said: Let us take away her whole power.

21. But do thou, O Light, have mercy upon me for the sake of the mystery of thy name, and save me in the goodness of thy grace.

22. For they have taken away my light and my power; and my power hath inwardly tottered, and I could not stand upright in their midst.

23. I am become as matter which is fallen; I am tossed hither and thither as a demon in the air.

24. My power hath perished, because I possess no mystery; and my matter hath become dwindled because of my light, for they have taken it away.

25. And they mocked me; they looked at me, nodding at me.

26. Help me according to thy mercy.’

The Mnemonic Diagram of Valentinus

I recently picked up and read the 1926 book “Gnosticism” by Mary W. Barrie. This book was published pre-Nag Hammadi, so I was curious to how it portrayed Gnosticism. It is a rather small book, just a little over 100 pages. The book gives a history of the Gnostic sects and touched upon some of the literature that was available at it’s publishing (Pistis Sophia, Books of Jeu, etc…). Overall, I thought it was interesting and worth a read though nothing really ground breaking was revealed. However, what I really liked about the book was the diagrams that were included in the back of the book. I love seeing such diagrams and decided to share some of them here on the site. This first diagram I am posting about is the “Mnemonic Diagram of Valentinus.” I have copied the text from the book that describes this diagram:

In this diagram emphasis is laid on the Fulness, the circle from which the three fiery ones are born. The two aspects of Spirit and Matter are represented as separate spheres within the Fulness. Then we find the Divine or Upper Tetractys and the Lower Tetractys together making the mystic eight or Ogdoad. The interlacing of the archetypal and sensible worlds is symbolised in the interlacing triangles. Lastly there is the five-pointed star, the symbol of the goal of liberation and perfection, with its apex within the first triad. All is beautifully simple and clear.

More to come!

The Eleventh Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Here is the translation comparisons of the Eleventh Repentance of Pistis Sophia.

MacDermot Translation:

I. ‘Why has the strong power risen among the wicked?

2. Its thought took the light away from me at all times. And Iike sharp iron they took power from me.

3. I preferred to come down to the Chaos more than to remain in the place of the thirteenth aeon, the place of righteousness.

4. And they wanted to take me by cunning, that they might swallow all my light.

5. Because of this now, the light will take all their light, and also their whole matter will be destroyed. And he will take their light, and he will not Iet them exist in the thirteenth aeon, their dwelling place, and he will not Iet their names be in the place of those that will live .

6. And the 24 emanations will see what has happened to thee, 0 lion-faced power, and they will fear and they will not be disobedient, but they will give what is purified of their light.

7. And they will see thee, and they will rejoice over thee and they will say : Behold an emanation which has not given what is purified of its light, that it might be saved, but it boasts of the magnitude of the light of its power, because it did not emanate the power within it; and it said: I will take away the light of the Pistis Sophia, this which will be taken from her.’

Mead Translation:

1. Why hath the mighty power raised itself in evil?

2. Its plotting taketh away the light from me all the time, and as sharp iron have they taken away power from me.

3. I chose to descend into the chaos rather than to abide in the thirteenth æon, the region of Righteousness.

4. And they desired to lead me craftily, in order to consume my whole light.

5. For this cause then will the Light take away their whole light, and also their whole matter will be made naught. And it will take away their light and not suffer them to abide in the thirteenth æon, their dwelling-place, and will not have their name in the region of those who shall live.

6. And the four-and-twenty emanations will see what hath befallen thee, O lion-faced power, and will be afraid and not be disobedient, but give the purification of their light.

7. And they will see thee and will rejoice over thee and say: Lo, an emanation which hath not given the purification of its light, so that it may be saved, but boasted itself in the abundance of the light of its power, because it did not emanate from the power in it, and hath said: I will take away the light from Pistis Sophia, which will now be taken from it.

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1

What is the “Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1” you may ask? It is a piece of papyri discovered by papyrologists Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt on their second day of excavation, January 12, 1897, in the garbage mounds of the town of Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Their total find amounted to 1,000s of various texts including some religious related material. This particular papyri I am highlighting today is a Greek version of the “Gospel of Thomas.” It is not complete, just a few sayings, but what is important is that the Greek language is more closer to the original source than the Coptic version that was found at Nag Hammadi. It is always good to have these alternate translations, so I present this particular version.

Below, the sayings that are ITALIC are from the Greek source. The BOLD sayings are from the Coptic source.

Saying 27:

Jesus saith: Except ye fast to the world, ye shall in no wise find the Kingdom of God; and except ye sabbatize the Sabbath, ye shall not see the Father.

Jesus said, “If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the father.”

Saying 28:

Jesus saith: I stood in the midst of the world, and in flesh was I seen of them, and I found all drunken, and none found I athirst among them. And My soul grieveth over the souls of men, because they are blind in their heart and see not. . . .

Jesus said, “I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent.”

Saying 30 + part of 77:

Jesus saith: Wheresoever there be two, they are not without God; and wherever there is one alone, I say, I am with him. Raise the stone, and there thou shalt find Me; cleave the wood, and there am I.

Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”

Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”

Saying 31:

Jesus saith: A prophet is not acceptable in his own country, neither doth a physician work cures upon those that know him.

Jesus said, “No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him.”

Saying 32:

Jesus saith: A city built on the top of a high hill and stablished can neither fall nor be hid.

Jesus said, “A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”

Saying 33:

Jesus saith: Thou hearest with one ear (but the other thou hast closed).

Jesus said, “Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light.”

Sources: The Greek translations taken from “Fragments of a Faith Forgotten” by G.R.S. Mead; Coptic translations from gnosis.org. Also, more fragments of the “Gospel of Thomas” were found during that excavation but this post is in regards to this one particular fragment.

The Tenth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

Almost there! This is a rather short passage. Below are the comparisons.

MacDermot Translation:

1. ‘I have cried out to thee, 0 Light of Lights, in my affliction, and thou hast heard me.

2. 0 Light, save my power from unjust and iniquitous lips, and from cunning snares.

3. The light which was taken away from me with a cunning snare will not be brought to thee.

4. For the snares of the Authades are widespread, with the traps of the merciless.

5. Woe to me, for my dwelling was far off and I was in the dwellings of the Chaos.

6. My power was in places which were not mine.

7. And I flattered those merciless ones, and when I flattered them, they attacked me without cause’.

Mead Translation:

1. I have cried unto thee, O Light of lights, in my oppression and thou hast hearkened unto me.

2. O Light, save my power from unjust and lawless lips and from crafty traps.

3. The light which was being taken from me in crafty snaring, will not be brought unto thee.

4. For the traps of Self-willed and the nooses of the merciless [one] are spread out.

5. Woe unto me, that my dwelling was far off, and I was in the dwellings of the chaos.

6. My power was in regions which are not mine.

7. And I entreated those merciless [ones]; and when I entreated them, they fought against me without a cause.

Be Like Wine Jars

Just like my post from the other day, this particular post is a short text from the “Essential Gnostic Scriptures” book and is sourced from the Mandaean liturgy. It is a short text titled “Be Like Wine Jars.” Text is pretty explanatory and to the point. I like it!

You of my blood, speak the truth.
Close your lying lips.
Don’t be a pomegranate whose outer face is fresh.
Its outer face is fresh, but inside it is full
of rotting corn seed.
Be like wine jars filled with redolent wine.
Their outer shells are clay and pitch,
but inside is redolent wine.
The message of life shouts. Ears of my chosen,
come and hear me.

The Ninth Repentance of Pistis Sophia

This is a long one. Here is the ninth repentance of Pistis Sophia, side-by-side translations. Best viewed via desktop mode.

MacDermot Translation:

1. ‘0 Light, smite down those who have taken my power away from me; and take the power from those who have taken mine from me.

2. For I am thy power and thy light; come and save me.

3. May a great darkness cover over those that oppress me; say to my power: it is I who will save thee.

4. All those who want to take my light from me completely: may their power fail; those who want to take my light from me completely: may they turn to the Chaos and become powerless.

5. May their power become like dust; and may Jeu, thine angel, smite them down.

6. And if they come to go to the height, may a darkness seize them, so that they stumble and turn to the Chaos; and may thine angel, Jeu, pursue them and send them to the darkness below.

7. For without my having done evil to them, they have ensnared me with a lion-faced power from which their light will be taken; they have oppressed the power within me, which they will not able to take away.

8. Now at this time, 0 Light, take away what is purified from the lion-faced power, without his knowing; and the thought which the Authades had (lit. thought), to take away

my light : take his own away; and Iet the light of the lionfaced power, which ensnared me, be taken away.

9. My power will flourish in the light and will rejoice because it will save it.

10. And all the parts of my power will say: there is now no saviour except thee; for it is thou who wilt save me from the hands of the lion-faced power which has taken I my power from me. And it is thou who savest me from the hands of those who have taken my power and my light from me.

11. For they stood up against me and to1d lies about me. And they say: I know the mystery of the light which is in the height, in which I have believed. And they have compelled me, saying: Tell us the mystery of the light which is in the height, this one which I do not know.

12. And they have repaid me with all these wicked things, because I have believed in the light of the height; and they have made my power to be without light.

13. But when I was compelled, I sat in the darkness, while my soul was humble in sorrow.

14. And, 0 Light, concerning whom I sing praises to thee, save me; I know that thou wilt save me, because I have done thy will since I was in my aeon. I have done thy will like the invisible ones who are in my place, and like my partner; and I became sorrowful as I looked, seeking for thy light.

15. Now at this time all the emanations of the Authades have surrounded me; and have rejoiced over me, and they have oppressed me greatly, without my knowing; and they have run away, they have left me, and they have not been merciful to me.

16. They turned again and tempted me, and they oppressed I me with great oppression; they gnashed their teeth at me, wanting to take away my light from me completely.

17. How long now, 0 Light, dost thou sujfer them, that they oppress me? Save my power from their wicked thoughts, and save me from the lion-faced power, for I alone among the invisible ones am in this place.

18. I will sing praise to thee, 0 Light, while I am in the midst of all those gathered against me. And I will cry out to thee in the midst of all those that oppress me.

19. Now at this time, 0 Light, Iet not those that hate me and want to take away my power from me, rejoice over me; these who hate me, as they move their eyes against me, without my having done anything to them.

20. For indeed they flatter me with sweet words while they seek from me the mysteries of the light which I do not know; speaking to me with cunning against me, and raging against me, because I have believed in the light which is in the height.

21. They have opened their mouths against me; they have said: Yes. We will take away her light.

22. Now at this time, 0 Light, thou hast known their cunning; suffer them not, and Iet not thy help be far from me.

23. Make haste, 0 Light, judge me and avenge me.

24. And give judgment to me in thy goodness; now at this time, 0 Light of Lights, Iet them not take my light from me.

25. And do not Iet them say in their hearts: Our power has satisfied itself with her light; and Iet them not say: We have swallowed her power.

26. But rather Iet darkness come down upon them; and Iet those that want to take away my light from me become powerless; and those that say: We will take away her light and her power, Iet them be covered with Chaos and darkness.

27. Now at this time, save me, that I may rejoice, because I want the thirteenth aeon, the place of righteousness. And I will say at all times : May the light of Jeu, thy angel, give more light.

28. And my tongue will sing praises to thee in thy knowledge, all my time in the thirteenth aeon’.

Mead Translation:

1. O Light, smite down them who have taken away my power from me, and take away the power from them who have taken away mine from me.

2. For I am thy power and thy light. Come and save me.

3. Let great darkness cover my oppressors. Say unto my power: I am he who will save thee.

4. Let all those who would take away my light from me utterly, lack their power. Let them face about unto the chaos and become powerless, who would take away my light from me utterly.

5. Let their power be as dust, and let Yew, thy angel, smite them.

6. And if they would go into the height, let darkness seize upon them and let them slip down and turn to the chaos. And let thy angel Yew pursue them and cast them down into the darkness below.

7. For they have set a lion-faced power as a trap for me, although I have done them no ill, from which its light will be taken; and they have oppressed the power in me, which they will not be able to take away.

8. Now, therefore, O Light, take away the purification from the lion-faced power without its knowing it,–the thought which Self-willed hath thought, to take away my light; take away his own and let the light be taken away from the lion-faced power, which set the trap for me.

9. But my power will exult in the Light and rejoice that he will save it.

10. And all the portions of my power shall say: There is no saviour but thee. For thou wilt save me out of the hand of the lion-faced power, which hath taken away my power from me, and thou savest me out of the hands of them who have taken away my power and my light from me.

11. For they have risen up against me, lying against me and saying that I know the mystery of the Light which is in the height, [the Light] in which I have had faith. And they have constrained me, [saying:] Tell unto us the mystery of the Light in the height,–that which I know not.

12. And they have requited me with all this ill because I have had faith in the Light of the height; and they have made my power lightless.

13. But when they constrained me, I sat in the darkness, my soul bowed down in mourning.

14. And do thou, O Light–for that reason sing I praise to thee–save me. I know that thou wilt save me because I fulfilled thy will ever since I was in my æon. I fulfilled thy will, as the invisibles who are in my region, and as my pair. And I mourned, looking unceasingly and searching for the Light.

15. Now, therefore, have all the emanations of Self-willed surrounded me and rejoiced over me and sore oppressed me without my knowing [paragraph continues] [them]. And they have fled away and ceased from me but have had no pity upon me.

16. They have returned again and made trial of me and they have oppressed me in great oppression and ground their teeth against me, desiring to take away my light from me utterly.

17. How long, therefore, O Light, dost thou suffer them, that they oppress me? Save my power from their evil thoughts and save me from the hand of the lion-faced power; for I alone of the invisibles am in this region.

18. I will sing praises unto thee, O Light, in the midst of all who are gathered together against me, and I will cry unto thee in the midst of all who oppress me.

19. Now, therefore, O Light, let not them who hate me and desire to take away my power from me, rejoice over me–who hate me and flash their eyes against me, though I have not done anything unto them.

20. For indeed they have fawned upon me with sweet words, asking me concerning the mysteries of the Light which I know not, and have craftily spoken against me and been enraged against me, because I have had faith in the Light in the height.

21. They have opened their chops against me and said: Well indeed, we will take from her her light.

22. Now, therefore, O Light, thou hast known their guile; suffer them not and let not thy help be far from me.

23. Quickly, O Light, vindicate and avenge me,

24. And give judgment on me according to thy goodness. Now, therefore, O Light of lights, let them not take away my light from me,

25. And let them not say in their heart: Our power is glutted with her light. And let them not say: We have consumed her power.

26. But rather let darkness come upon them, and let those who long to take away my light from me, become powerless, and let them be clothed with chaos and darkness, who say there: We will take away her light and her power.

27. Now, therefore, save me that I may rejoice, for I long for the thirteenth æon, the region of Righteousness, and |93. I shall say ever-more: May the light of thy angel Yew shine more and more.

28. And my tongue will sing praises to thee in thy gnosis my whole time in the thirteenth æon.’