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O Evangelho de Maria Madalena (Fragmento) O Salvador disse: "Todas as espcies, todas as formaes, todas as criaturas esto unidas, elas

dependem umas das outras, e se separaro novamente em sua prpria origem. Pois a essncia da matria somente se separar de novo em sua prpria essncia. Quem tem ouvidos para ouvir que oua". Pedro lhe disse: "J que nos explicaste tudo. Diz-nos isso tambm: o que o pecado do mundo?" Jesus disse: "No h pecado; sois vs que os criais, quando fazeis coisas da mesma espcie que o adultrio, que chamado 'pecado'. Por isso, Deus-Pai veio para o meio de vs, para a essncia de cada espcie, para conduzi-la a sua origem". Em seguida disse: "Por isso adoeceis e morreis [...] Aquele que compreende minhas palavras, que as coloque em prtica. A matria produziu uma paixo sem igual, que se originou de algo contrrio Natureza Divina. A partir da, todo o corpo se desequilibra. Essa a razo por que vos digo: tende coragem, e se estiverdes desanimados, procurai fora das diferentes manifestaes da natureza. Quem tem ouvidos para ouvir que oua." Quando o Filho de Deus assim falou, saudou a todos dizendo: "A Paz esteja convosco. Recebei minha paz. Tomai cuidado para que ningum vos afaste do Caminho, dizendo: 'Por aqui' ou 'Por l', pois o Filho do Homem est dentro de vs. Segui-o. Quem o procurar, o encontrar. Prossegui agora, ento, pregai o Evangelho do Reino. No estabeleais outras regras, alm das que vos mostrei, e no instituais como legislador, seno sereis cerceados por elas". Aps dizer tudo isso, partiu. Mas eles estavam profundamente tristes. E falavam: "Como vamos pregar aos gentios o Evangelho do Reino do Filho do Homem? Se eles no o procuraram, vo poupar a ns?" Maria Madalena se levantou, cumprimentou a todos e disse a seus irmos: "No vos lamentais nem sofrais, nem hesiteis, pois sua graa estar inteiramente convosco e vos proteger. Antes, louvemos sua grandeza, pois Ele nos preparou e nos fez homens." Aps Maria ter dito isso, eles entregaram seus coraes a Deus e comearam a conversar sobre as Palavras do Salvador. Pedro disse a Maria: "Irm, sabemos que o Salvador te amava mais do que qualquer outra mulher. Conta-nos as palavras do Salvador, as de que te lembras, aquelas que s tu sabes e ns nem ouvimos". Maria Madalena respondeu dizendo: "Esclarecerei a vs o que est oculto". E ela comeou a falar essas palavras: "Eu...", disse ela, "Eu tive uma viso do Senhor e contei a Ele: 'Mestre, apareceste-me hoje numa viso'. Ele respondeu e me disse: 'Bemaventurada sejas, por no teres fraquejado ao me ver. Pois, onde est a mente, h um tesouro'. Eu lhe disse: 'Mestre, aquele que tem uma viso v com a alma ou com o esprito?' Jesus respondeu e disse: "No v nem com a alma nem com o esprito, mas com a conscincia, que est entre ambos - assim que tem a viso [...]". E o desejo disse alma: 'No te vi descer, mas agora te vejo subir. Por que falas mentira, j que pertences a mim?' A alma respondeu e disse: 'Eu te vi. No me viste, nem me reconheceste. Usaste-me como acessrio e no me reconheceste.' Depois de dizer isso, a alma foi embora, exultante de alegria. "De novo alcanou a terceira

potncia, chamada ignorncia. A potncia, inquiriu a alma dizendo: 'Onde vais? Ests aprisionada maldade. Ests aprisionada, no julgues!' E a alma disse: 'Por que me julgaste apesar de eu no haver julgado? Eu estava aprisionada; no entanto, no aprisionei. No fui reconhecida que o Todo se est desfazendo, tanto as coisas terrenas quanto as celestiais.' "Quando a alma venceu a terceira potncia, subiu e viu a quarta potncia, que assumiu sete formas. A primeira forma, trevas; a segunda, desejo; a terceira, ignorncia; a quarta a comoo da morte; a quinta o reino da carne; a sexta a v sabedoria da carne; a stima, a sabedoria irada. Essas so as sete potncias da ira. Elas perguntaram alma: De onde vens, devoradora de homens, ou onde vais, conquistadora do espao?' A alma respondeu, dizendo: 'O que me subjugava foi eliminado e o que me fazia voltar foi derrotado..., e meu desejo foi consumido e a ignorncia morreu. Num mundo fui libertada de outro mundo; num tipo fui libertada de um tipo celestial e tambm dos grilhes do esquecimento, que so transitrios. Daqui em diante, alcanarei em silncio o final do tempo propcio, do reino eterno'." Depois de ter dito isso, Maria Madalena se calou, pois at aqui o Salvador lhe tinha falado. Mas Andr respondeu e disse aos irmos: "Dizei o que tendes para dizer sobre o que ela falou. Eu, de minha parte, no acredito que o Salvador tenha dito isso. Pois esses ensinamentos carregam idias estranhas". Pedro respondeu e falou sobre as mesmas coisas. Ele os inquiriu sobre o Salvador: "Ser que ele realmente conversou em particular com uma mulher e no abertamente conosco? Devemos mudar de opinio e ouvirmos ela? Ele a preferiu a ns?" Ento Maria Madalena se lamentou e disse a Pedro: "Pedro, meu irmo, o que ests pensando? Achas que inventei tudo isso no mau corao ou que estou mentindo sobre o Salvador?" Levi respondeu a Pedro: "Pedro, sempre foste exaltado. Agora te vejo competindo com uma mulher como adversrio. Mas, se o Salvador a fez merecedora, quem s tu para rejeit-la? Certamente o Salvador a conhece bem. Da t-la amado mais do que a ns. , antes, o caso de nos envergonharmos e assumirmos o Homem Perfeito e nos separaremos, como Ele nos mandou, e pregarmos o Evangelho, no criando nenhuma regra ou lei, alm das que o Salvador nos legou." Depois que Levi disse essas palavras, eles comearam a sair para anunciar e pregar. The Gospel According to Mary Chapter 4 ...Will matter then be destroyed or not? 22) The Saviour said, All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots. 23) For the nature of matter is resolved into the roots of its own nature alone. 24) He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 25) Peter said to him, Since you have explained everything to us, tell us this also: What is the sin of the world?

26) The Saviour said There is no sin, but it is you who make sin when you do the things that are like the nature of adultery, which is called sin. 27) That is why the Good came into your midst, to the essence of every nature in order to restore it to its root. 28) Then He continued and said, That is why you become sick and die, for you are deprived of the one who can heal you. 29) He who has a mind to understand, let him understand. 30) Matter gave birth to a passion that has no equal, which proceeded from something contrary to nature. Then there arises a disturbance in its whole body. 31) That is why I said to you, Be of good courage, and if you are discouraged be encouraged in the presence of the different forms of nature. 32) He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 33) When the Blessed One had said this, He greeted them all,saying, Peace be with you. Receive my peace unto yourselves. 34) Beware that no one lead you astray saying Lo here or lo there! For the Son of Man is within you. 35) Follow after Him! 36) Those who seek Him will find Him. 37) Go then and preach the gospel of the Kingdom. 38) Do not lay down any rules beyond what I appointed you, and do not give a law like the lawgiver lest you be constrained by it. 39) When He said this He departed. Chapter 5 1) But they were grieved. They wept greatly, saying, How shall we go to the Gentiles and preach the gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man? If they did not spare Him, how will they spare us? 2) Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brethren, Do not weep and do not grieve nor be irresolute, for His grace will be entirely with you and will protect you. 3) But rather, let us praise His greatness, for He has prepared us and made us into Men.

4) When Mary said this, she turned their hearts to the Good, and they began to discuss the words of the Saviour. 5) Peter said to Mary, Sister we know that the Saviour loved you more than the rest of woman. 6) Tell us the words of the Saviour which you remember which you know, but we do not, nor have we heard them. 7) Mary answered and said, What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you. 8) And she began to speak to them these words: I, she said, I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to Him, Lord I saw you today in a vision. He answered and said to me, 9) Blessed are you that you did not waver at the sight of Me. For where the mind is there is the treasure. 10) I said to Him, Lord, how does he who sees the vision see it, through the soul or through the spirit? 11) The Saviour answered and said, He does not see through the soul nor through the spirit, but the mind that is between the two that is what sees the vision and it is [...] (pp.11-14 missing) Chapter 8: ...it. 10) And desire said, I did not see you descending, but now I see you ascending. Why do you lie since you belong to me? 11) The soul answered and said, I saw you. You did not see me nor recognise me. I served you as a garment and you did not know me. 12) When it said this, it (the soul) went away rejoicing greatly. 13) Again it came to the third power, which is called ignorance. 14) The power questioned the soul, saying, Where are you going? In wickedness are you bound. But you are bound; do not judge! 15) And the soul said, Why do you judge me, although I have not judged? 16) I was bound, though I have not bound. 17) I was not recognised. But I have recognised that the All is being dissolved, both the earthly things and the heavenly.

18) When the soul had overcome the third power, it went upwards and saw the fourth power, which took seven forms. 19) The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom. These are the seven powers of wrath. 20) They asked the soul, Whence do you come slayer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space? 21) The soul answered and said, What binds me has been slain, and what turns me about has been overcome, 22) and my desire has been ended, and ignorance has died. 23) In a aeon I was released from a world, and in a Type from a type, and from the fetter of oblivion which is transient. 24) From this time on will I attain to the rest of the time, of the season, of the aeon, in silence. Chapter 9 1) When Mary had said this, she fell silent, since it was to this point that the Saviour had spoken with her. 2) But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, Say what you wish to say about what she has said. I at least do not believe that the Savior said this. For certainly these teachings are strange ideas. 3) Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things. 4) He questioned them about the Saviour: Did He really speak privately with a woman and not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us? 5) Then Mary wept and said to Peter, My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I have thought this up myself in my heart, or that I am lying about the Saviour? 6) Levi answered and said to Peter, Peter you have always been hot tempered. 7) Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries. 8) But if the Saviour made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Saviour knows her very well.

9) That is why He loved her more than us. Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Saviour said. 10) And when they heard this they began to go forth to proclaim and to preach.

Syncretic View of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene


The Gospel of Mary Magdalene has Taoist and Buddhist concepts presented in first century Christian Semantics. Jesus is quoted as saying that "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with one another and will again be resolved into their own roots, because the nature of matter is dissolved into the roots of its nature alone." This is very similiar to the Taoist concept of Oneness as expressed in Chapter 34 of Tao Teh Ching, Speaking of the Tao it says "All things derive their life from it [Tao] All things return to it, and it contains them." Another portion of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene describes a soul's journey after death and the challenges it overcomes. These passages are much like The Tibetan Book of the Dead which reveals the Peaceful and Wrathful Dieties a soul encounters during its journey after it has separated from the body at death. This is very similiar to this portion of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, " When the soul had overcome the third power, it went upwards and saw the fourth power, (which) took seven forms. The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom. These are the seven {powers} of wrath."

Fragments from the Gospel of Mary


[The Coptic papyrus, from which the first six pages have been lost, begins in the middle of this gospel.] "...will, then, matter be saved or not?"

The Savior said, "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with one another and will again be resolved into their own roots, because the nature of matter is dissolved into the roots of its nature alone. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." [cf. Matt. 11:15, etc.]. Peter said to him, "Since you have now explained all things to us, tell us this: what is the sin of the world?" [cf. John 1:29]. The Savior said, "Sin as such does not exist, but you make sin when you do what is of the nature of fornication, which is called 'sin.' For this reason the Good came into your midst, to the essence of each nature, to restore it to its root." He went on to say, "For this reason you come into existence and die [...] whoever knows may know [...] a suffering which has nothing like itself, which has arisen out of what is contrary to nature. Then there arises a disturbance in the whole body. For this reason I said to you, Be of good courage [cf. Matt. 28:9], and if you are discouraged, still take courage over against the various forms of nature. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." When the Blessed One said this, he greeted all of them, saying "Peace be with you [cf. John 14:27]. Receive my peace for yourselves. Take heed lest anyone lead you astray with the words, 'Lo, here!' or 'Lo, there!' [cf. Matt. 24:5, 23; Luke 17:21] for the Son of Man is within you [cf. Luke 17:21]. Follow him; those who seek him will find him [cf. Matt. 7:7]. Go, therefore, and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom [cf. Matt. 4:23; 9:15; Mark 16:15]. I have left no commandment but what I have commanded you, and I have given you no law, as the lawgiver did, lest you be bound by it." They grieved and mourned greatly, saying, "How shall we go to the Gentiles and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man? If even he was not spared, how shall we be spared?" Then Mary stood up and greeted all of them and said to her brethren, "Do not mourn or grieve or be irresolute, for his grace will be with you all and will defend you. Let us rather praise his greatness, for he prepared us and made us into men." When Mary said this, their hearts changed for the better, and they began to discuss the words of the [Savior]. Peter said to Mary, "Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than other women [cf. John 11:5, Luke 10:38-42]. Tell us the words of the Savior which you have in mind since you know them; and we do not, nor have we heard of them." Mary answered and said, "What is hidden from you I will impart to you." And she began to say the following words to them. "I," she said, "I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to him, 'Lord, I saw you today in a vision.' He answered and said to me, 'Blessed are you, since you did not waver at the sight of me. For where the mind is, there is your countenance' [cf. Matt. 6:21]. I said to him, 'Lord, the mind which sees the vision, does it see it through the soul or through the spirit?' The Savior answered and said, 'It sees neither through the soul nor through the spirit, but the mind, which is between the two, which sees the vision, and it is...'" "...and Desire said, 'I did not see you descend; but now I see you rising. Why do you speak falsely, when you belong to me?' The soul answered and said, 'I saw you, but you did not see me or recognize me; I served you as a garment and you did not recognize me.' After it had said this, it went joyfully and gladly away. Again it came to the third

power, Ignorance. This power questioned the soul: 'Whither are you going? You were bound in wickedness, you were bound indeed. Judge not' [cf. Matt. 7:1]. And the soul said, 'Why do you judge me, when I judged not? I was bound, though I did not bind. I was not recognized, but I recognized that all will go free, things both earthly and heavenly.' After the soul had left the third power behind, it rose upward, and saw the fourth power, which had seven forms. The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth the arousing of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the wisdom of the folly of the flesh, the seventh is wrathful wisdom. These are the seven participants in wrath. They ask the soul, 'Whence do you come, killer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space?' The soul answered and said, 'What seizes me is killed; what turns me about is overcome; my desire has come to an end and ignorance is dead. In a world I was saved from a world, and in a "type," from a higher "type" and from the fetter of the impotence of knowledge, the existence of which is temporal. From this time I will reach rest in the time of the moment of the Aeon in silence.'" When Mary had said this, she was silent, since the Savior had spoken thus far with her. But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, 'Say what you think concerning what she said. For I do not believe that the Savior said this. For certainly these teachings are of other ideas." Peter also opposed her in regard to these matters and asked them about the Savior. "Did he then speak secretly with a woman [cf. John 4:27], in preference to us, and not openly? Are we to turn back and all listen to her? Did he prefer her to us?" Then Mary grieved and said to Peter, "My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I thought this up myself in my heart or that I am lying concerning the Savior?" Levi answered and said to Peter, "Peter, you are always irate. Now I see that you are contending against the woman like the adversaries. But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you to reject her? Surely the Savior knew her very well [cf. Luke 10:38- 42]. For this reason he loved her more than us [cf. John 11:5]. And we should rather be ashamed and put on the Perfect Man, to form us [?] as he commanded us, and proclaim the gospel, without publishing a further commandment or a further law than the one which the Savior spoke." When Levi had said this, they began to go out in order to proclaim him and preach him.

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