Ecclesia Gnostica .. Had the pleroma a being, Abraxas would be its manifestation. Wherefore do they appear to us more effective than indefinite Abraxas. At the bottom of it there is the dark Abraxas, the source and origin of everything. Jung says: “he represents the dominus mundi, the Lord of this physical world. 24, ), the Gnostic Basilides (died about ) gave the name of Abraxas to the . Numele Abraxas este asociat k fiozofia pagana si cea gnostica see you.

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Page from the original printing of the VII Sermones, c. Jung’s first mandala drawing, inspired by the VII Sermones. Ancient gem engraving of Abraxas c. Beginning in the ‘s Jung constantly wore a ring with a similar gem. Jung shared more or less publicly during his lifetime.

To comprehend the importance of the Septem Sermonesone must understand the events behind the writing of the Red Book itself — a task ultimately facilitated by the epochal publication of Jung’s Red Book in October of C. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novused. Sonu Shamdasani, Norton, Shamdasani’s extensive introduction and notes on the text of the Red Book provide a wealth of arbaxas unavailable primary documentation on this crucial period of Jung’s life.

In November of Carl Jung commenced an extraordinary exploration of the psyche, or “soul. The visions continued intensely from the end of until about and then abated by around Jung carefully recorded this imaginative journey in six black-covered personal journals referred to as the “Black Books” ; these notebooks provide a dated chronological ledger of his visions and dialogues with his Soul.

Beginning in lateJung began transcribing from the Black Book journals the draft manuscript of his legendary Red Bookthe folio-sized leather bound illuminated volume he abrsxas to contain the formal record of his journey.

Jung repeatedly stated that the visions and imaginative experiences recorded in the Red Book contained the nucleus of all his later works. Jung kept the Red Book private during his lifetime, allowing abraxae a few of his family and associates to read from it. The only part of this visionary material that Jung choose to release in limited circulation was the Septem Sermones, which he had privately printed in Click to see a page from the original printing Throughout his life Wl occasionally gave copies of this small book to friends and students, but it was available only as a gift from Jung himself and never offered for public sale or distribution.

When Jung’s autobiographical memoir Memories, Dreams, Reflections was published inthe Septem Sermones ad Mortuos was included as an appendix. It remained unclear until very recently exactly how the Septem Sermones ad Mortuos related to the hidden Red Book materials.

After Jung’s death inall access to the Red Book was denied by his heirs. Finally in October ofnearly fifty years after Jung’s death, the family of C.


Jung release the Red Book for publication in a beautiful facsimile edition, edited by Sonu Shamdasani. With this central work of Jung’s now in hand, we discover that the Seven Sermons to the Dead actually compose the closing pages of the Red Book draft manuscripts; the version transcribed for the Red Book varies only slightly from the text published inhowever the Red Book includes after each of the sermons an additional amplifying homily by Philemon Jung’s spirit guide.

Base on their context, voice, content, and history, I suggest the Septem Sermones ad Mortuos might now properly be described as the “summary revelation of the Red Book. Near the end of his life, Jung spoke to Aniela Jaffe about the Septem Sermones and explained “that the discussions with the dead [in the Seven Sermons] formed the prelude to what he would subsequently communicate to the world, and that their content anticipated his later books. In this same context, Jung remarked to Aniela Jaffe:.


The years … when I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.

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That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But abraxws numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then. It began with a restlessness, but I did not know what it meant or what “they” wanted of me. There was an ominous atmosphere all around me.

I had the strange feeling that the air was filled with ghostly entities. Then it was as if my house began to be haunted A careful reading of The Red Book including the abundant notes provided by the editor, Sonu Shamdasani provides further contextual information. In this entry, Jung’s Soul reveals to him the cosmological vision that will be more fully developed two weeks later in the Seven Sermons to the Dead.

During these weeks Jung sketched in his journal the outlines of his first “mandala”, the Systema Munditotiuswhich forms a schema to the vision conveyed in the Sermons [ The Red Book, Appendix A, p]. In the original journal account of the revelation Black Book 6 Jung himself is the voice speaking the Seven Sermons to the Dead.

In the version transcribed into the Red Book manuscript, Jung gives Philemon as the voice speaking gnotico Sermons. Interestingly, a few pages later, on the last page of the Red Book manuscript, Philemon is identified with the historical Gnostic prophet Simon Magus. When Jung subsequently transcribed the Sermons for printing as an independent text, the Sermons were attributed pseudepigraphically to yet another historical second century Gnostic teacher, Basilides of Alexandria.

For a detailed evaluation of the Jung’s Gnostic studies during the period when he was composing the Seven Sermons to the Dead, we recommend a lecture presented by Dr. The Search for Roots: Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis. This audio lecture is now available in mp3 format for gnoatico online.

Click here to listen or to download the lecture. The Gnosis of C.

For a detailed historical evaluation of Jung’s relationship with and study of Gnostic tradition during the period he wrote the Septem Sermones ad Mortuossee the Foreword by Lance Owens published in The Search for Roots: Click here to download the Foreword. Two English translations of the text are available in our library. The first translation below by H.

G Baynes was printed in and is the version published as an appendix in Memories, Dreams, Reflections. The second translation was made by Stephan A. Hoeller based on his transcription of a private copy of the Septem Sermones ad Mortuos which came to him in It is found in his book, The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead, and is included here by permission of the author.

The translation by Dr. The most compete version of the material surrounding the Septem Sermones is found in C. It should be remembered, however, that this primary version remained hidden and largely unknown until very recently. Students of Jung are encouraged to again consider the text of the Septem Sermones as published and shared by Jung — this is the signal revelation of Jung’s hidden vision.


The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. They prayed me let them in and besought my word, and thus I began my teaching.

I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is.

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A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities.

In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma. In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It gnostivo quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.

The pleroma is both beginning and end of created beings. It pervadeth them, as the light of the sun everywhere pervadeth the air. Although sl pleroma pervadeth altogether, yet hath created being no share thereof, just as a wholly transparent body becometh neither light nor dark through the light which pervadeth it.

We are, however, the pleroma itself, for we are a part of the eternal and infinite. But we have no share thereof, as we are from the pleroma infinitely removed; not spiritually or temporally, but essentially, since we are distinguished from the pleroma in our essence as creatura, which is confined within time and space.

Yet because we are parts of the pleroma, the pleroma is also in us. Even in the smallest point is the pleroma endless, eternal, and entire, since small and great are qualities which are contained in it. It is that nothingness which is everywhere whole and continuous. Only figuratively, therefore, do I speak of created being as a part of the pleroma.

Because, actually, the pleroma is nowhere divided, since it is nothingness. We are also the whole pleroma, because, figuratively, the pleroma is the smallest point assumed only, not existing in us and the boundless firmament about us.

But wherefore, then, do we speak of the pleroma at all, since it is thus everything and nothing? I speak of it to make a beginning somewhere, and also to free you from the delusion that somewhere, either without or within, there standeth something fixed, or in some way established, from the beginning.

Every so-called fixed and certain thing is only relative. That alone is fixed and certain which is subject to change.

What is changeable, abraxax, is creatura. Therefore is it the one thing which is fixed and certain; because it hath qualities: How did creatura originate? Created beings came to pass, not creatura; since created being is the very quality of the pleroma, as much as non-creation which is the eternal death. In all times and places is creation, in all times and places is death.

The pleroma hath all, distinctiveness and non-distinctiveness. Distinctiveness is its essence, and therefore it distinguisheth. Therefore man discriminateth because his nature is distinctiveness.

Wherefore also he distinguisheth qualities of the pleroma which are not.