Throughout history there has been a universal tradition in the mythology of ancient cultures wherein the snake is recognized as the keeper of the hidden secrets. The Nasseene Fragment quoted above, found as a quotation in Hippolytus of Rome’s encyclopedic “Refutations of All Heresies,” most likely refers to Jesus pleading with God to allow him to descend into the material world to rescue Sophia, who has lost her way in the illusions of this world, and when rescued becomes the personification of divine wisdom (“Sophia” means wisdom).
+PALAMAS has been incardinated as a Metropolitan of the Oriental Apostolic Church of Damcar, and Exarch of The Misraim Chapel Rite. He holds a Charter for a Research & Philosophical Lodge of Memphis-Misraim. Along with being an active Martinist, he is the Chaplain of the OTOA-LCN and serves in the Neo-Pythagorean Gnostic Church, The Confraternity of Oblates of the Monastery of the Seven Rays, and the Boullan Academy of Spiritual Service. He is the author & illustrator of Syzygy, Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays, Hadean Press, 2013.