There is nothing… that there is no God and no universe; that there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And that I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only…

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“The deep structure of change is decay. What decays is not the quantity but the quality of energy. [High quality energy] is energy that is localized, and potent to effect change. In the course of causing change it spreads, becomes chaotically distributed like a fallen house of cards, and loses its initial potency. Energy’s quality,…

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“The universe is not born of the design or act of a genetic God, particularly since the genetic God in the Bible is only a degenerate God. The universe emerges from the process of the infinite retreating upon itself, as if this infinite were characterized by a kind of impurity. This retraction of the infinite…

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At the beginning of time, Sophia (the world soul) broke away from Christ (the world spirit) and gave birth to Yaldabaoth, the arrogant creator-god of the Old Testament. The exact process by which this cosmic fiasco occurred was the subject of much debate among the gnostics; in perhaps the oldest version of the story, Sophia’s…

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