by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Thunder: Perfect Mind
Language: English  after the Coptic Egyptian (ϯⲙⲉⲧⲣⲉⲙⲛ̀ⲭⲏⲙⲓ) 
I have come from the power.
Do not banish me from thy sight. Hear me!
I am the first and the last.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am barren and many are my sons.
I am the mother of my father, and the sister of my husband.
I am boldness and shame.
I am the disgraced one and the great one.
I am strength and fear.
I am the one called life and you have called me death.
I am the silence that cannot be grasped.
I am the hearing possessed by everyone.
I am the speech that cannot be understood, and the voice that is everywhere.
I am the name of the sound and the sound of the name.
I am the one above and the one below,
     the defiler and the defiled,
     the saint and the sinner,   
     the slave and the master.
Thunder: Perfect Mind.
Many are the sins and passions you will embrace before you find me. 
But when you find me you will live, you will live! 

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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2020-08-19
Line count: 22
Word count: 182