#34 - MED - Mandela effect in Coptic text on the Sophia myth
Hello again to each and all. This is JLL with Gnostic Intel on the Internet. I’m coming to you on the 30th of April 2017 with a rather special and unique presentation.
I had actually not intended to do the little talk I’m recording now. I had planned for installment 32, which is the exact midpoint of this investigation, another talk which I made notes for, and you can find those notes actually in the tracking page. So I was going to talk about anomalies in the divine experiment on Earth.
In doing so, I would have taken a cosmic perspective. I would have talked about the Sophianic myth of the mysteries and explained some of the episodes in that vast sacred narrative which serve as background to this investigation of the Mandela effect. Such was my intention and over the last day or so I was relishing the opportunity to speak in this manner and to commemorate the little adventure we're undertaking by making something special out of talk number 32.
Okay, well little did I know how special talk number 32 would turn out to be. Something happened in the last 24 hours that was entirely unanticipated and what I now intend to do in this talk is set out in explicit terms exactly what happened and how it happened and how it came to my attention.
I think it's fair to say that anyone who looks into the Mandela Effect will encounter quite a lot of talk about the scriptural changes. You know most Christians, I think all Christians probably, consider the Bible to be the written Word of God, the Word of God in a written form, that's their particular superstitious belief. They hold to that belief with great ferocity.
Needless to say, it has been and continues to be extremely disturbing to Christians who base their lives on the Bible and who look for the guidance to live in scripture as they say. It has been extremely disturbing to these people to see the changes in the Bible wolf lion on earth in the earth and dozens of others and to be unable to explain how this happens, although they usually resort to attributing it to the work of Satan, who is screwing with the minds of Christians and testing their faith.
Well, everyone knows, everyone who looks into the Mandela Effect knows about scriptural changes and I would point out that they are not merely virtual. People look in their family Bibles and find the text has changed. So, what is to be made of this? Well, I intend to dedicate probably two or three talks in the future to this specific case of scriptural changes. But for right now, at the midpoint of this investigation, I am delighted and thrilled and, I must admit also in a certain degree shocked to announce to you that I have detected a Mandela effect in the Greek Coptic writings from Nag Hammadi which describe the Gnostic narrative of the Aeon Sophia, the goddess from the galactic core who turned into the earth.
Now I have to say that I never expected anything of this kind to happen. I don't know why, it just never occurred to me that it might happen. Well, why shouldn't it happen? But it never occurred to me that it might happen. Certainly because I'm embedded in this material and have been for what the last 25 years of my life. And also because I am using the Gnostic narrative of the mysteries as a decoding device by referring to the narrative, the message coming through the Mandela Effect becomes comprehensible. That's one of my premises in founding this channel, isn't it? That's one of the operating assumptions, if you will, of this investigation.
What is to be proven is that the Mandela effect is both the evidence and the instrument of an event called Sophia's correction. Well, you have to go into the entire panorama of the Sophianic vision story, as I call it, in order to validate that proposition and that's what I'm doing one step at a time. However, even so, it never occurred to me that I would encounter a Mandela effect in the Greek Coptic materials, where the sacred narrative of Sophia is preserved. And yet, that is indeed what happened in the last 24 hours.
So let me take you through this with me as carefully as I can. I will be meticulous, but I don't want to bog you down in petty details of translation from Greek to Coptic to English, nor do I want to drag you through a granular analysis of the texts which bring to light this extraordinary instance of the Mandela effect.
So I'm going to do my best to cover it in a user-friendly manner. Let me point out that you will find a lot of the background textual references for this talk on the tracking page, but you don't have to read and study the tracking page to follow these talks. The tracking pages are there as a record of this investigation. Ultimately, if you are so inclined, you would be able to print it out, print it off the internet, and keep it in a notebook. I think if you did so, you would find that by the time this investigation is completed, you'd have a considerable document of maybe, I don't know, 60 or 80 pages.
That is for the record, that is to be kept as a repository of this investigation, but it's not necessary to comb through every line and every paragraph in the tracking page in order to follow what I'm saying. Clear enough?
Now, as you consider this instance that I'm going to present, which concerns one single line in the entire corpus of the Nag Hammadi writings, I want you to keep in the back of your mind the question that goes like this. Well, were there to be a Mandela effect scripturally in the Nag Hammadi codices, which are written in Coptic how would anyone detect it? How could it be detected?
You know the number of scholars on the planet who are deeply intimate with these texts probably run into, I’d say, less than 200 and they form a closed club, they form an elite group, they work over these texts, and were they to discover one day that a certain word in a certain key text was not the same word as they knew it to be in the past, they might be baffled and they might consult each other on it or they might not even know that it was different because we understand that that is one way in which the Mandela effect works. Something has been changed and unless there is residue there is no proof it has been changed so people go along as if it had always been that way.
So, it seems extremely improbable that Gnostic scholars, the elite handful of Gnostic scholars today, would, in the first place, detect such an anomaly, mark that word, such a Mandela effect variation at the heart of the Sophianic materials, and two, even if they were to do so, it would not be a matter that they would disclose to the outside world. So we're not looking at a situation such as the Bible, in which it's the most well-known and most read book in the world. In that case, Mandela effects in the Bible would come immediately to the attention of all interested parties, both Bible believers and those who do not accept that book to be the sacred word of God.
But in the case that I'm going to present to you now, well, it so happens, consider it a coincidence, consider it what you may, but it so happens that there is a Mandela effect in the material that uniquely provides the background for decoding the Mandela effect. What do you make out of that? So, here goes. It's simple.
It concerns single line and yet this line from the Gospel of Philip is perhaps the key line in the whole narrative of Sophianic cosmology. I can't say how many times I have cited this line. I can’t say how many times I have written about it on metahistory.org, in Not in His Image. I have repeated this line hundreds of times and yet I find that the Coptic original of this line is not what I remember it to be. So what is the line? Well it goes like this in the standard translation of all Gnostic scholars. “The world came about through a mistake”.
Now I've pointed out on many, many interviews and in numerous places in my writings that this statement is one of the most extraordinary statements to be found in any sacred text from any time or any place in the world. And this line from the Gospel of Philip is central to the Gnostic perspective on the human condition. The way that Gnostics viewed the divine experiment on earth was determined centrally and essentially by the idea expressed in this line. The world system that we inhabit, as I put it, the world system we inhabit, came about through an anomaly. Actually, it came about through several anomalies, but one anomaly in particular.
Remember I said that I originally intended to dedicate talk 32 to an overview of these three anomalies, so I think I'll stick to that intention and follow up in talk 33 in exactly that way. But for right now I want you to concentrate your minds on this line, and you might go to the tracking page where I have reproduced from my books right here on the table, the passage in Coptic that has been translated in that way, the world came about through a mistake. As I said, there's no need for you to rake through the detailed information that I provide on the tracking page. But I do advise you to go and look at this text, and you will see that I've underlined it. It's hard to say when I did this, probably at least 8, 10, 12 years ago. And that over the keyword in question I wrote the English lettering. This is called the transliteration of the Coptic.
So the keyword P-A-R-A P-T-O-M-A. I wrote that there at some time in the past when I scrutinized this line and I assure you I have scrutinized this line many many times. So you see the weird Coptic language. Coptic is written always in the capital letters and most of those letters are taken from the Greek language, although there are six odd letters added which are unique to Coptic. So you will see there is a K-O-C-M-O-C, while the C in Coptic is equivalent to an S, so that word is Kosmos. Then the word following it with the two odd W-like letters which are uniquely Coptic letters means becomes or comes about or results. And then the ZN means from and then the other letters refer to what causes the world to arise as stated in this extraordinary proposition. It arises due to a mistake, but what is the Greek Coptic word for mistake?
It's very, it's really, really bizarre that I'm talking about something that I did in my extensive work to recover the Sophianic narrative, that could be a mistake. I could have made a mistake, but I'll tell you it was one hell of a mistake. If I did make a mistake, in my observation of this word, paraptoma. I have never seen this word before. It is a strange and bizarre word to me. Now let me point out that if you go to references in Not and His Image or in the extensive writings on Gnostic material on metahistory.org you'll find that whenever I cite this line, the world came about due to a mistake, I always say anomaly instead of mistake.
In other words, I replace the word mistake, which is how scholars, conventional scholars, translate it, by the word anomaly. Now, what's my basis for doing that? Am I taking poetic license, which would be totally objectionable to a qualified scholar or professor of the Coptic languages or an expert in Nag Hammadi? No, I'm just looking at the word that I used to see here, which I don't see here anymore. So, be very clear on this, the mistake that I have made all through these years, if it is a mistake, or the genuine Mandela effect occurring here, is based on one single word, and that word is Anomon. A-N-O-M-O-N.
Now that is a Greek word and it appears in numerous places in the Gnostic writings from Nag Hammadi. Now bear in mind again that in the Coptic text of Nag Hammadi, one out of every four or five words is actually a Greek word. This is called a loan word. So the Coptic language, which was only created about the first century AD, borrows Greek words. So there are some unique Coptic words in the NHC and there are a good number of Greek words. And scholars speculate that the Coptic texts of Nag Hammadi were actually copied from Greek originals, but this is purely a speculation and it has not been thoroughly or adequately confirmed.
So, look again at this text, you see this odd word, paraptoma. What is this word doing here? Because all through the past, when I refer to this passage in the Gospel of Philip or when I cited it, I equated or I converted the word mistake to anomaly. In other words, I chose a different translation than the conventional scholars. They all translated as mistake, and I said no it's not mistake, it's been anomaly and in fact I remember very distinctly writing and citing this passage putting it in quotes the world came about due to a mistake parentheses anomon, close parentheses, close quotes.
So, I but I can't find that line anywhere in Not In His Image or on metahistory.org, but I explicitly remember writing it that way to show that the word mistake was a translation of the Greek word Anomon and therefore it could equally or fairly be translated as anomaly rather than mistake.
So I based my unique translation of that line, the world system that we inhabit came about due to an anomaly based on that word, but that word is no longer found in that passage in the original Coptic. It's no longer found in the materially printed books. I have it right here in front of me. I have it right here on my lap. And you see in that screenshot exactly what the text now says. It says paraptoma which means transgression.
Well I have to tell you, that if I was having a discussion with anybody else about Gnosticism, the Gnostic worldview and the Gnostic cosmology or even any expert scholar and they used the word transgression, I would say, hold on, hold the camera, stop for a minute. The notion of transgression does not belong to the Gnostic worldview because in order for there to be a transgression in the general sense of the word in metaphysical spiritual and religious parlance means that you have sinned against a law or rule, but the Gnostics were antinomian. They were notorious for being antinomian, that is to say, they rejected authority and any external law imposed upon the human conscience. They were champions of freedom.
The notion of a transgression would be absurd to them, because that notion depends upon sin and disobedience which are not concepts in the Gnostic worldview. Now let me tell you, are you following me here? Ok, you're tracking me, because this is something extraordinary. Not only is it a Mandela effect textually in the Sophianic materials but it is located at the very core of the essential message. Now just want to tell you for a second how I came across this anomaly regarding the concept of anomaly based on the word anomon which I detected to be in this line and is no longer there. That's the effect. How did I come across it?
Well, I've written the notes for the talk on anomalies in the divine experiment and you can see those notes. I just leave them on the tracking page for you if you want to look at them. And I thought to myself, well this is really a special subject, I'm really going to enjoy presenting this, it's going to give the deep background upon which I draw for decoding the Mandela effect. And it was special, it was a special occasion, right? Talk 32, right? And I thought, well I think I'll hit them with a little thrill, I'll actually show them this passage which says that the world came about due to an anomaly.
And I went to find the passage in this book right here, “The Coptic Gnostic Library”, volume 2, which has the Coptic text on the left hand page, I found the passage and lo and behold the word Anomon or Anomou as I mistakenly spelled it, is not there, but instead there is this other really weird word. And yet look at the screenshot. Look at the photograph I took, the scan that I took. I must have noted this word. But if I noted this word, then why did I insist on translating that line by changing from mistake to anomaly and by verifying or validating my translation on the word anomon, if the word anomon is not in the line.
Holy moly, this is really something and I have been spinning around over this for the last 24 hours and that's not even the half of it. Wait till I get to the punchline. I want you to recall something I've said several times through this investigation about the super-learning event. I've said that my decoding of the Mandela Effect is not only the prelude or overture to the super-learning event, which it is, but it is as well your initiation into that event. You recall me saying that?
And in that same assertion, I have said that you know when you are in the super-learning event by certain effects, by certain characteristics, certain aspects of your experience, of your intuition and of your thinking process become highlighted in a particular way. For instance, I said that when you make a mistake and you detect when you have made a mistake, and you detect that mistake, if you're in the super-learning event, then the process of detecting and correcting your mistake will produce a bonanza of insight.
I use the example of the word chance and I said well suppose I was writing or typing and I wrote chence instead of chance. I misspelled the word chance. So in proofreading I go back and correct it and that's the end of the story. Well that's the normal process of detecting and correcting errors but in the super learning event it's not like that. In the super-learning event, when you detect and correct an error, you derive from that the opportunity to learn something that you never knew before.
There is a windfall, I called it, a windfall or a bonanza of insight and new learning erupts out of each error that is corrected. This is characteristic of the super-learning event. Now I'm not just telling you that to you know dazzle or baffle your mind with some kind of esoteric notion. I wouldn't even bother to go through the effort to explain that to you, if I could not demonstrate it to you. I've already demonstrated it, I think, maybe two times and I intend to show in my continuing comment on this Mandela effect, I intend to show again how a wealth of insight, vital and crucial insight erupts from the correction of an error.
Now it's possible that I just made an error and I have overlooked that error for the last 20, more than 20 years. It's possible, for instance, I did make an error, actually I made a spelling error. Within this whole complex of this Mandela effect, where the word paraptoma is substituted for the word anomon, within that it came to my attention that I had made a spelling error. Looking at the Greek spelling of the word anomon, I had reproduced it as anomou, and that is because the Greek, the terminal Greek letter nu, which is sort of like a V, can be mistaken for the Greek letter Upsilon, which is a U. And so instead of writing Anomon, I had written Anomou and you'll hear in many of my talks and interviews, when I discuss this line, I say the Greek word anomou means anomaly. That's not correct. It's the Greek word anomon.
So, there is a trivial spelling error within the mix here. But hold on just for a second. It's not the spelling error that matters, except possibly to the degree in some mischievous and comedic fashion that it indicates that some spelling is at work. Spelling is an issue. Well, what is spelling? Spelling is witchcraft.
So even though the spelling error is insignificant and it's the substitution of one word for the other that matters, get it, it's as if the spelling error is a delightful and mischievous spice that is added to this Mandela effect. So I admit I made a spelling error, but at the same time I have to say it is inconceivable to me that for 25 years or better, scrutinizing these texts, combing through them meticulously hundreds of times that I could have not seen that the word in this line is not anomon but paraptoma. Transgression. What a weird, spooky word.
So, this is where it stands at this moment and I'm going to continue because this is only the beginning. This is only the beginning of what is to come from this Mandela effect and I intend to show you what insight can be drawn from this change by looking into the definition of the word transgression in its Greek form, paraptoma.
I invite you to remember that you and I in conducting this experiment are operating on an assumption which has as far as I know not been taken by anyone else. We are assuming that the instances of the Mandela effect are not merely oddities that capture attention but that they are pings alerting you to an incoming message. So what is the message incoming through this effect, I don't know how I can tell you what a tremendous breakthrough is coming through this effect. I am just now myself in the process of taking it on board.
So I'll pick it up in the next talk. I think I should pick it up directly and eventually I will do a talk on the anomalies in the divine experiment because that is essential background material to this investigation. But in the next talk 33, I’ll continue to elucidate for your discernment this particular instance, this unique instance.
Now, bear in mind, and it delights me to say this in conclusion, bear in mind the implications of this Mandela effect. If it is true that the Mandela effect is the proof of Sophia's correction and the means by which she is transmitting a message to humanity, an imperative message about the trouble with this experiment and how to correct it, if all that is true, then a Mandela effect situated on a word, a single outstanding word of core importance in the Sophianic narrative would bring to our attention a message unlike any other. After all, what does this event, if it's genuine, what does it imply?
Well, I'd like to know what you think. I mean, this is a moment when I really wish I was standing in an auditorium with 500 of you in flesh and blood, and you could all give me your impressions of what you think this means. What is the implication of this event? It seems to me that this event shows that the source and agency behind the Mandela effect is inserting a signal in real time within this investigation of the effect.
Does she know that we are undertaking this investigation of the effect? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Does she know that she has caught the attention not only of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people but of some select human beings who are intent upon decoding the signals in the effect and reading the message that is contained in those signals? Does she know that? And given that she does know that, is it possible that she has created this Mandela effect right now, today, at the midpoint of this investigation by way of a kind of acknowledgement that we are making the investigation?
Can you imagine what I'm trying to say here? Can you conceive in a sober and rational way of the supernatural event of interactivity that is implied by the detection of a Mandela effect in the Sophianic narrative itself, in the written materials of the Sophianic narrative itself.
I leave you with that question. I leave you with that marvelous reflection, and until the next time, may your attention be rewarded by the truth.