Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sophia. the Spirit of Wisdom

"I called upon God, and Sophia, the Spirit of Wisdom, came unto me."

"I loved Her, and sought Her out from my youth, 
I desired to make Her my spouse.
I was a lover of Her beauty.
I loved Her above health and beauty, 
and chose to have Her above Light: 
for the Light that cometh from Her never fails."

"Sophia blesses the world with Supreme wisdom, 
and allows all people to realize their unity with God.

"She is the Supreme Spirit: All-knowing and sacred;
One, yet pervading many, subtle, ever-free, 
lucid, clear, and invincible.

"For Wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: 
for in Her is an understanding spirit, holy, one only, manifold, 
subtle, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, 
loving the thing that is good, 
penetrating Intelligence which cannot be confounded, 
and always ready to do good.

"She is all-powerful, the witness of all, 
and found in those who are wise, pure-hearted, and humble.

"Sophia moves more easily than motion itself;
By reason of Her purity She permeates all things.
She is like a fine mist rising from the power of God,
The divine radiance streaming from the glory of the Almighty.
Nothing can stain Her immaculate purity.

"Though one, She becomes everything; 
from within herself, by Her own power, makes all things new.

"Age after age She enters into holy souls, 
making them perfect, and leading them back to God.
For God loves none but those 
who have made their home with Sophia.

"She is fairer than the sun, and greater than every constellation.
She is more radiant than the light of day
for day is overcome by night, 
but against Sophia 
no darkness can prevail."

"For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with Wisdom."

From: The Wisdom of Solomon
Chapter 7 & 8

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba by Piero della Francesca


  1. Prachtig Emma, Prachtig.... Beeld én woord!

  2. Hannah, zo fijn, je reactie, je waardering voor een tekst die mijzelf ook nog elke keer opnieuw zo raakt, evenals het schilderij van twee mensen die elkaar als gelijken liefhadden.

  3. These words are so beautiful and deeply mystical. Sophia is Pure Consciousness. Thank you for sharing this!