Tuesday, 10 June 2008


When Salome asked when the things would be known that she asked about, the Lord said, "When you have trampled on the garment of shame and when the two become one and the male with the female is neither male nor female."

Gospel of the Egyptians, quoted by Clement of Alexandria, Strom. 3.13.92

(note: this Greek 1st/2nd CE text is different from the later Coptic text of the same name in the Nag Hammadi Library)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

When the two will be one

For the Lord Himself, being asked by a certain person when his
kingdom would come, said, When the two shall be one, and the
outside as the inside, and the male with the female, neither male
or female.

2Clement 12:2 (mid-second century CE)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Iqbal's vision of a new world

Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), Urdu poet and Muslim activist who lived in British India, is regarded as one of the great poet-philosophers of Pakistan.

There is a world still lost in our breasts,
A world still awaiting the call of “Arise!”
A world without distinctions of blood and colour,
And whose evening is brighter than the morning of the West;
A world that is purged of sultan and slave,
And is boundless like the believer’s heart;
A lovely world, whose seed was cast
Into ‘Urnar’s soul by just one blessed look
A world eternal, but with ever new adventure
Ever new the products of its Master Principles;
Its interior unafflicted with change,
Its exterior undergoing change every moment.
Such a world is inside you, look!
I will tell you about its Master Principles ...

Source: www.allamaiqbal.com

Saturday, 28 July 2007

The Sweet Age

The English-born Irish writer, Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) cooperated with William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) in developing a Joachimist-style doctrine of a forthcoming third age of the Spirit. Based on a famous passage in Joachim of Fiore’s Liber Concordie, Johnson’s poem Vita Venturi Saeculi (1902) concentrates, unusually for this genre, on the sweetness of the third status (age):

Be glad with beauty, white with perfect grace,
Sweet Age to come, whose face
Dawns dimly in our prophesying eyes
Eager with good surmise! …

Sweet Age to come, whose wings are of white fire,
Deny not our desire;
O kingdom of the Spirit, conquering all
Take willing earth in Thrall!
Let green woods wave thee welcome, and blue seas
Laugh welcome, and each breeze
Be sacred incense round thee: peace appear
Through crystal atmosphere,
Impassioned, perdurable, omnipotent;
Given by God, not lent,
Foretaste of Heaven, ere heaven be all in all,
Come to the vexed world’s call; …

Sweet Age to come, declare the doctrine clear;
We wait thee now, wait here!
Sweet Age to come, upon our ready ground
Let lily and rose abound,
With pure supremacy of fragrant state
Sweetening this world of hate,
Which does the wrongs, it knows not, and it knows;
Plant thou thy lily and rose!

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

One Flock and One Shepherd

Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373) made this prophecy just before a (nominally) Christian Swedish king led a so-called Crusade against his then non-Christian (‘heathen’) neighbours (he lost). However the prophecy can also be read as refering to a future time, in which the nominally Christian West will learn from the so-called heathens (Indians?) and there will be one flock (Sahaja Yoga) and One Shepherd (Shri Mataji).

Revelations VI:77

The time will come when the heathens will become so pious that the Christians will be like their humble servants, and the Holy Scriptures will be fulfilled, in saying that there shall be one flock and One Shepherd, one faith and one clear knowledge of God.

Then many who were called shall be rejected, but the wilderness shall blossom, and the heathens shall sing, ‘Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.’

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Tashunca Uitco's vision

The Teton Sioux Chief Tashunca Uitco (Crazy Horse) had a final vision in which

He saw his people being driven into spiritual darkness and poverty while the white people prospered in a material way all around them. But even in the darkest times, he saw that the eyes of a few of his people kept the light of dawn and the wisdom of the earth, which they passed on to some of their grandchildren. He saw the coming of automobiles and airplanes, and twice he saw the great darkness and heard the screams and explosions when millions of people died in two great world wars.

But he saw, after the second great war passed, a time come when his people began to awaken, not all at once, but a few here and there, and then more and more, and he saw that they were dancing in a beautiful light of the Spirit World under the Sacred Tree even while still on Earth. Then he was amazed to see that dancing under the tree were representatives of all races who had become brothers, and he realized that the world would be made new again and in peace and harmony not just by his people, but by members of all races of mankind.

The Chief also stated:

I see a time of seven generations when all the colours of mankind will gather under the sacred tree of Life and the whole earth will become one circle again.


I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that centre within you, and I am at that place within me, we shall be as one.