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  • proper noun Alternative capitalization of pleroma

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  • The result of of this constantly referenced, dimly remembered, and never fully described rite was a momentary contact with something called The Pleroma--a gnostic term roughly analogous to heaven.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • The result of of this constantly referenced, dimly remembered, and never fully described rite was a momentary contact with something called The Pleroma--a gnostic term roughly analogous to heaven.

    Is There Someone at the End of This Rope? A Long Day's Struggle With M. John Harrison

  • For, in that case, it behoves them to point out some place within the Propator, or within the Pleroma, which is not illuminated, nor kept possession of by any one, and in which either the angels or the Demiurge formed whatever they pleased.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Well may their Mother bewail them, as capable of conceiving and inventing such things for they have worthily uttered this falsehood against themselves, that their Mother is beyond the Pleroma, that is beyond the knowledge of God, and that their entire multitude became

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • For if that light which proceeds from the Pleroma was the cause to a spiritual being that it possessed neither form, nor appearance, nor its own special magnitude, while its descent to this world added all these things to it, and brought it to perfection, then

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • For it is necessary either that they grant that what is outside the Pleroma is so in a local sense, in which case all the remarks formerly made will rise up against them; or if they speak of that which is within in regard to knowledge, and of that which is without in respect to ignorance, then their Saviour, and Christ long before Him, must have been formed in ignorance, inasmuch as they went forth beyond the Pleroma, that is, beyond the pale of knowledge, in order to impart form to their Mother.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Gnostics preach that the world is false, God is an oppressor, and the Devil is a hero trying to engineer our escape from God's universe to a higher reality, the Pleroma, where we will be like gods.

    MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel

  • I had felt the insectile press of riders pushing in against reality from the Pleroma or Next Door or whatever we called the abstract spiritual place they called home.

    Vicious Grace

  • If there was something he wanted to happen in the Pleroma . . .

    Vicious Grace

  • I had felt the insectile press of riders pushing in against reality from the Pleroma or Next Door or whatever we called the abstract spiritual place they called home.

    Vicious Grace

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