American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A powerful creative force or personality.
- n. A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
- n. A deity in Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and other religions who creates the material world and is often viewed as the originator of evil.
- n. A Platonic deity who orders or fashions the material world out of chaos.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maker or creator; the Creator of the world; specifically, a supernal being imagined by some as the creator of the world in subordination to the Supreme Being. In the Gnostic system the Demiurge (also called Archon, and Jaldabaoth, or son of Chaos) was represented as the chief of the lowest order of spirits or eons of the Pleroma. Mingling with Chaos, he evolved from it a corporeal, animated world. He could not, however, impart to man the true soul or pneuma, but only a sensuous one, psyche. He was identified with the Jehovah of the Jews, and was by some regarded as the originator of evil.
- n. In some Peloponnesian states of ancient Greece, one of a class of public officers who in some cases appear to have constituted the chief executive magistracy.
- n. Something (as an institution, idea, or individual) conceived as an autonomous creative force or decisive power.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. Antiq.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.
- n. God, as the Maker of the world.
- n. According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.
- n. a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
- From Demiurge (proper noun) (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin dēmiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, artisan : dēmios, public (from dēmos, people); ergos, worker (from ergon, work). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A demiurge from a distant realm, who had once heard of bees, might have created it.”
“If you look in older dictionaries under the word demiurge it might list something similar.”
“The demiurge is the highest god and the best of causes.”
“You can also check the Agenda of Sweet Mother Mirra Alfassa, a diary kept by her secretary Satprem for more than 13 years, with the search-word Jehovah, and see the negative image she has of the jewish creator god as the demiurge, which is typical for gnostics.”
“For the Ainu the demiurge is the water wagtail;  for the Navahos and in”
“Rather, for Numenius the demiurge is a recipient of the goodness of the highest good and in turn transmits this to the world which it brings into existence (frs.”
“This distinct energy, uncreated light that is not the essence of God, would be a kind of demiurge, something neither God nor creature; or there would be two Gods, an essence and an energy.”
“= Bel) and Aos (Ea); finally the son of Aos and of Davke is Belos (Bel-Marduk), called by them the 'demiurge”
“A little tweak of cynicism and one might even imagine Aslan as a rather Gnostic Jesus, there at the founding of Narnia, alright, but as a witness to that Deep Magic being written by the type of dark demiurge who would relish the entrails of traitors being spilled for his entertainment on a cold stone altar.”
“Practically speaking, you both worship the same monotheistic demiurge anyway, except Mustapha is willing to die for whatever he believes in (however wrong it may be) and you are a wannabe.”
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