Sunday, January 11, 2015


Hebdomad[edit]A characteristic feature of the Gnostic concept of the universe is the role played in almost all Gnostic systems by the seven world-creating archons, known as the 

Hebdomad (ἑβδομάς).

 These Seven are in most systems semi-hostile powers, and are reckoned as the last and lowest

 emanations of the Godhead; below them—and frequently considered as derived from them—comes

the world of the actually devilish powers

The ancient astronomy taught that above the seven planetary spheres was an eighth, the sphere of 

the fixed stars.[6] In the eighth sphere, these Gnostics taught, dwelt the mother to whom all these 

archons owed their origin,

Sophia (Wisdom) or Barbelo.