In the Gnostic story of the fallen divinity, Sophia finds an ally in Sabaoth, the newborn sun, and pours upon Sabaoth a burst from her Divine Light for recognition of the sun's condemnation of the Archons.
The winter solstice (solstice is Latin for “sun standing still”) happens at the same time for everyone on Earth. It represents the exact moment when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted at its furthest point away from the sun. It can be considered the "new moon" of the year as it is the longest night of the year. These next few nights would be an excellent time to spend outdoors looking at the starry sky and letting Her Wisdom and Beauty fill us with direction and valor for the coming year.
The “Hymn to Sophia” shows the Divine Sophia, the pre-existing divinity that becomes the earth, as the indwelling planetary spirit and divine instructor to humanity. The Fallen Goddess myth was the centerpiece of the Pagan Mystery tradition in which the Gnostics, “those who know divine matters, as the gods know,” were the founders and directors.
Wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me,
For there is in Her a power that is intelligent and sacred,
Unique, manifold, sublime,
Mobile, clear, undefined,
Distinct, beyond harm, loving the good, keen,
Unhindered, beneficent, generous,
Firm, sure, free from care,
Affecting all and observing all,
And interpenetrating all beings
That are intelligent, pure, and as subtle as She.
For Wisdom is more mobile than any motion,
And She permeates and penetrates everything,
For She is the embodied breath of divine power.
The Gnostic myth of the sacred earth is open-ended. Its conclusion has not been predetermined by the will of a higher being, but it can be affected by human willingness to embrace the plight of the Divine Sophia, and complete her cosmic adventure with Her.
Step into your true destiny and enjoy a power-sharing pact with the earth itself!
This is the moment to begin living the legend of your life!