This is the forum for all who are interested in the theory of what may happen to consciousness at the point of death as explained in the books 'Is There Life After Death - The Extraordinary Science Of What Happens When You Die' and The Daemon.
abraxas wrote:I guess if you wanted to get really esoteric and, like with the Gospel of John, assume that the 'I AM's' are a reference to one's divine self, you could make a case.
'Thunder' is an aretalogy, very similar to what you find coming from the Isis or the Wisdom Literature. A godly being introduces herself to the material world.
Some scholars believe that Isis is the speaker. Other assume it's Sophia or Barbelo, since parts of her speech are found in 'The Origins of the World' and 'The Nature of the Archons', making a Sethian writing. Some scholars have posited the protagonist is Eve, and that 'Thunder' might be related to the lost 'Gospel of Eve'.
The author obviously wishes to teach, exhort and convert the reader through a series of contradictions, a Hellenistic tool (there is no philosophy in the text).
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