3 Forms of the 1st Thought

Nag Hammadi codices 13:1

(pp. 720-721) 35. she, Prot-ennoia, saith (by way of paradox) :


"I am __"

"although I __"

(p. 720)

"invisible, within the thought of the invisible one" {viz., within the thought of the Great Invisible Spirit ?}

"am revealed in the immeasurable and the ineffable"


incompraehensible, dwelling in the incompraehensible

"move in every creature." {cf. "In Him we live and move and have our being."}

(p. 721)

the awakeneress of those who sleep

"the sight of those who are asleep."

{as concerning "the sight of those who sleep", the Kemetian hieroglyphic word for ‘dream’ hath as its determinant-glyph an "open eye" – suggestive of knowledge of "rapid eye-movement" during dreams. [It is by meditation on dreams that ‘awakenment’ (bodhi) is attained, according to shamanhood.]}

(pp. 720-721) 35. she saith :


"I am the Life of my Epinoia ["Insight’, the reflection (p. 702, fn. 7)], within __

(p. 720)

every power & every aeternal movement


invisible lights


rulers & angels & daimones


every soul in Tartaros

(p. 721)

every material soul


those who came to be


everyone (so as to probe them all)

(p. 721) 35. she saith :

"I walk upright {cf. Dosi-theos as the "Standing One"}, and

those who sleep I awaken. [cf. Ephesians 5:14; Secret Book of John 2:30-31 (fn. 9)]

And I am the sight of those who are asleep. {eye-goddess?}

I am the invisible one within the All."

(pp. 721-722) 36. she saith :

"I am ... a voice ... in the silence. ...

I am laden with the voice.

Through me comes knowledge. ...

I am the real voice.

I resonate in everyone, and they know it ... ,

a voice from invisible thought."

God the Son

(p. 722) 37.

"The Son is perfect in every respect.

He is the word originating through that voice,

who came from on high,

who has within him the name,


who is light. ...

He revealed himself to those in darkness, and

he showed himself to those in the abyss."

{cf. "to give light to them that sit in darkness and

in the shadow of death ..." (Euangelion of Loukas 1:79)

cf. also the [Kemetian] sun-god R< shedding light

upon gods in the otherwise dark land of the dead}

(p. 723) 38.

"stood in his own light surrounding him,

the eye of light {= Adamas in the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit IV,61 ; and in Wisdom of Iesous Khristos III,105 (fn. 29)} shining gloriously on me."

(p. 724) 38.

"Son of God" is glorified as "MA MO" {MAMMOn ?}

(p. 723) 38. Prot-ennoia’s declaration of her own identity as Barbelo

"This is myself, the though of the first Father,

First Thought,

Barbelo , ... the invisible one who is hidden. ...

Through me all took shape.

I am the Mother,

and she that appointed me as virgin,

[is] she who is called Meirothea [‘destiny-goddess’],

the incomprehensible womb,

the unrestrainable and immeasurable voice."

[in Melkhizedek 6 & 18 there is (fn. 31) a Meiro-KHEIRo-thetos {= KHEIRon the kentauros ?}]

imparting of power , establishing of 3 each over the 4 aiones (divine realms)

(p. 724) 38.





(p. 725) 39.















{Is Nou-sanios "of sane mind"?}

{Phaionios may be a pig : Phaio was one of (GM 27.2) the porcine (GM 41.6) Huades; and Phaia was a sow (GM 96.2). There may be a connection with Phaethon, god of (GM 2.2) the oracle at Kolophon.

Ainoios may repraesent the Ainianes, who were associated (OCD, s.v. "Aenianes") in the Iliad with oracle at Dodone, and afterwards were a member of the Amphiktionic league, which maintained (OCD, s.v. "Amphictiones") the oracle at Delphoi.}

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

OCD = The Oxford Classical Dictionary.

(p. 725) 39. manifestation of Ialda-baoth as the result of a curious quaestion by Eleleth

"Eleleth ... said, "... who is king of the underworld?"

{cf. the quaestion, "Who is this King of Glory?"} ...

And immediately there appeared" Ialda-baoth

(p. 726) 41. said by a male interlocutor, perhaps El-eleth ? -- /-eleth/ may repraesent /[agri-]elaios/ ‘[wild] olive-tree’ (Strong’s 65 & 1636) – cf. the wild-olive cudgel of Heraklees (ThI 25:204)

"I am their father, and I shall tell you a mystery ...

Every bond I {= Hera-klees} loosed from you {= Theseus} and

GM 103.d

the chains of the underworld I broke,

the very chains that bound and restrained my members {= Prometheus}.

GM 133.l

The high walls of darkness I overthrew, and

the secure gates of those pitiless ones I broke, and

I smashed their bars." {the garden of the Hesperides "was surrounded by by a diaphanous wall, as strong as iron" (according to Greverus -- G); which was transgressed by Atlas at the behest of Heraklees – cf. also the iron walls of Lokaloka}

GM 133.e

ThI = Theokritos : Idylls. http://www.theoi.com/Text/TheocritusIdylls4.html#25

G = http://www.levity.com/alchemy/greverus.html

(p. 727) 42. said by another male interlocutor :

"I am he {= Iphi-klees} who is in union" [with Protennoia (fn. 57)] {here, Prot-ennoia = Auto-medousa, wife of Iphi-klees (CDCM, s.v. "Iphicles")}

CDCM = Pierre Grimal (tr. Maxwell-Hyslop) : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology.

(p. 732) 47. the 3 descents of Prot-ennoia, as described by herself :

"I ... became a foundation for all."

"Righteousness is the foundation of the world." (Commentary on the 10 Spiro^t) [spirah] Ysod

"The second time ... I gave shape to those who [took] shape, until their consummation."

cf. Kirke

"The third time I revealed myself to them in their tents ... in the likeness of their shape."

queen >ahli^-bamah, ancestress of the spirah-kings

p. 727, fn. 56 "cf. the three descents of Forethought, Pronoia, in the concluding hymn of the Saavior in the longer version of the Secret Book of John II, 30-31."

(p. 733) 48. rite of the 5 sigils

clothers in robes of light




baptizers in water-spring of life [Revelation of Adam 84]




enthroners on throne of glory




glorifiers with glory of fatherhood




rapturers [cf. Revelation of Adam 22-23]




{If /Nou-than/ = ‘mind-dragon’, then a Chinese-style dragon-throne may be indicated.}

{/Kamali-el/ may be for /qamali^-/ ‘witherer’;

/Samblo/ may be for /S`amlah/ ‘apparel’ of >dom, concerning the "dyed garments from Bas.rah"}

(p. 735) 50. rescue, by Prot-ennoia, of Iesous

"And I put on Iesous.

cf. the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit 64 : "the living Iesous, with whom great Seth has been clothed.

I bore him from the cursed wood

He [Seth] has nailed down the powers of the thirteen realms." (cf. Colossians 2:14; Revelation of Adam 77-82 – p. 265, fn. 68)

and established him in the dwelling place of his father.

And those who guard their places did not recognize me."

{cf. Siberian and Abyssinian myths of rescue, by a goddess / heroine, of a god / hero}

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ed. by Marvin Meyer. HarperOne, 2007. pp. 715-735.