YT description: Hypostasis of the Archons, translated by Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer
The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient books (called “codices”) containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary “Gnostic Gospels” – texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define “orthodoxy” – scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth. The discovery and translation of the Nag Hammadi library, initially completed in the 1970’s, has provided impetus to a major re-evaluation of early Christian history and the nature of Gnosticism.
Title: Hypostasis of the Archons, Female Voice, Audio Book (YT link) Uploaded by Spoken Scriptures.
The Hypostasis Of The Archons – (2016) 1 star
Run time: 16 minutes. After having heard mention of this short Gnostic sense from a couple of researchers, I thought to give it a listen. This sounds like a bunch of separate stories mashed together to produce something barely coherent, with a lesson at the end to tie it all together. Sophia has a formless mass that lives and goes on to become the Demiurge, and then she has a daughter, and then Eve has a daughter, yada, yada, yada. This allegorical lesson on faith could have worked better with half the characters and a more streamlined delivery. I got nothing out of this except for the realization that other authors told the story better. As a matter of fact, I got more out of The Golden Tablets Of Hermes.