The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
“Come to us and within us, Divine Ancient, for we are part of Thyself.”
This great Gnostic text is discovered in the 18th century, and is thought to originate from 2nd century AD. The book consists of Jesus’s teachings. According to it, when Jesus resurrected, he remained on Earth for 11 more years. During that time he was teaching his disciples. The book is divided into several parts that are continuing one upon another, but with different spiritual topics.
First and the largest part is about the story of Pistis Sophia. According to Samael Aun Weor, she is one of the higher aspects of our own Inner Being. Other parts are about the teachings relating to high planes of existence, their structures, about the Infinite, about the things that happen “behind the curtain” pertaining to this physical life, and more. Two or three apostles had a role of scribes and were writing down what Jesus was saying. Among regular apostles, there were also Mary Magdalene, Mary (Jesus’s mother), Martha and Salome.
The book I read contains the commentaries by Gnostic teacher Samael Aun Weor, hence the “Unveiled”. I was really amazed at how deep this book actually is. There is so much genuine depth to it, and it has the potential to trigger your very core. I felt that while reading both the original text and Samael’s commentaries (the latter achieved very high development, which can be sensed in his writings).
There are parts where Jesus is speaking clearly, but most of it is really deep, that’s why I couldn’t understand too much on intellectual level, but deep down I felt the importance and profundity of it. This feeling of importance and spiritual depth was intensified when I read the part of the book pertaining to high realities – how they work, how they relate to us, what can we achieve etc.
Overall, it is not a type of text that you read like any other book. It demands reflection upon what you read, otherwise you do no get much out of it. It also helps if you are familiar with Gnostic teachings in general. I really feel that this book is genuine and authentic, really consisting of Jesus’s words.
The biblical gospels finish with resurrected Jesus meeting apostles, but it is in Pistis Sophia (and some other early Christian texts that never made it to the Bible) that we can find out what happened next. The Pistis Sophia really shows the vastness of Jesus’s knowledge.
Cease not to seek day and night and remit not yourself until ye find the mysteries of the Light-kingdom, which will purify you and make you into refined light and lead you into the Light-kingdom.