To be more specific, we are now coming to understand the innate tendency of energy systems to evolve into structures that capture energy and use it to organize even more complex, flexible, and tenacious structures… It turns out that systems which exist far from equilibrium are the natural product of the self-organizing tendencies of energy…

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…the Creation was in fact an ‘information collapse’ – a ‘colossal increase in entropy’ as Davies puts it; indeed, in Gnostic and subsequent Alchemical versions of the fall it is God Himself who falls, and is thereafter imprisoned unconscious in the chains of matter. Thus it was that the alchemists saw it as their task…

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Monotheistic dualism… presents an almost whimsical picture of a God who is a supreme egoist creating the universe for the express purpose of being worshipped… The question of whether God created the authoritarian form… or whether the form projected a God to justify itself, is not trivial.1 Kramer, Joel and Diana Alstad. The Guru Papers:…

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The Demiurge looked at his surroundings, realized that he was alone, and declared himself “god”; Sophia acted quickly to punish this cosmic usurper, blinding and banishing him in one fell swoop: “Opening his eyes he saw a vast quantity of Matter without limit; and he became arrogant, saying, “It is I who am God, and…

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