I didn't write this but it's well written.. Thought I'd share it with fellow Gnostics or those interested:

 

 

There is duality in every living aspect of this infinite universe and that includes it's Creator. There is Father God, who is omnipotent, perfect, all-loving and all-knowing..

AND there is MOTHER GOD, AZNA. She is the counterpart of the Father, worshipped as His equal and His complement for more than twenty thousand years.
 
The Father is the intellect of creation, the constant, unchanging, unmoved Mover.

Mother God is the emotion. She can move, nurture, intervene and interfere. Earth is the most emotionally driven of the inhabited planets, so the relationship between Azna and earth is especially close as She takes form from time to time to create miracles.

She is the harmonizer, the active helper and keeper of life. Her dominion is all living things on earth, from which the cherished image of Mother Nature was inspired.

She's been called the Lady of Lotus by Buddhists, as well as Ashara, Theodora, Sophie and Isis in faiths and cultures throughout the world for centuries upon centuries.

Without the all-knowing, all-perfect intellect of Father God, we would be pure emotion. Without Azna, we would be pure intellect, without the instinctive empathy that tells even the most unconditional eternal love when a hand needs to be held or a comforting hug offered.

Azna has been worshipped by many names and in many cultures, since at least as far back as the ancient Greeks.  In approximately 415 B.C. Plato wrote of her, calling her "Ge". The Romans revered her by the name of Terra Mater or the Mother of Earth.

And then along came Christianity, and Wester religion in general, which, for all it's magnificence, seemed determined from the beginning to become a patriarchy, starting with Eve, the first woman, but of course created second, from Adam's rib, as if she were simply an extension of him.  Eve's primary legacy seems to be the introduction of sin into the paradise of the Garden of Eden. If you think Eve was shocking, by the way, read the section of Lilith, who, according to Jewish mythology, was Adam's first wife but was kicked out of Eden for refusing to be submissive to him.  In a patriarchal religion, there was no use for a Mother God, even as a compliment to the Father, a natural part of the Godhead in a creation that everywhere else you look is a duality... created, as the Bible reiminds us, in His image.

She is His emotion, the perfection that compliments His perfection.

Whether you believe in Her or not, include Her in your prayers from time to time. Thank Her for Her part in your creation if you choose, and ask for some small gesture from Her just out of curiosity - an unexpected flower, a call from an old friend you haven't heard from in a very long time, something that will definitely catch your attention, but be specific. Your belief in Her is not a condition to Her generosity.

Like her counterpart, the other half of the Godhead, who is the Father God, Azna adores you and your spirit's greatest happiness is Her joy.

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summe...
Jan. 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM Mother Azna has helped me everytime i,ve called upon her, she is the one that has helped me release fear, worry, Iwas sitting with my mother at the hospital , she was in a coma for 2 days, i prayed& prayed i asked for father to please take her, so then i  asked him to please send in mother, thats what i call her, i saw energy all around the room(angels) i kept talking to my mother, i was telling her two take 3 deep breathes and lift out, (that came from Sylvia& it works too)she crossed  peacefully, God&mother Azna answered my prayers, she always gives you a sign with a flower, its amazing,

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GOBryan
Jan. 8, 2008 at 4:46 PM

I agree. Mother Azna has always been the one to answer my prayers and as long as it's within are charts, she does. She has been a great inspiration and my favorite part of God.

 

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Knitt...
May. 7, 2008 at 4:13 PM

What a beautiful way of looking at things. I've been Wiccan for 28 years, and I've always "prayed" to God and "Mother", as none of the "typical" Goddess names seemed to ring with me..."Mother" seemed perfect.

I don't know much about Gnosticism, but believe that I'll do some research on it. 

Thank you.

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Foxyn...
May. 17, 2008 at 2:55 PM This also came out of Sylvia Browne's book.  If I am not mistaken, I think it was in her book called, "Book Of Angels." It talked about all the Angels and the Mother & Father God. It is a great book to read. I have read so many of Sylvia Browne's Books, I can't remember for sure which one it came out of. But I am pretty sure it was the on on Angels. So glad to see GOBryan loves Sylvia's books too.  Also in the Angel book, it gives you the name of the 10 Angels and what each ones job is. You all will love the book if you haven't all ready read it.

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tjazzy0
May. 26, 2008 at 6:37 PM

I too am a huge fan of sylvia browne books. any good ones you could recommend?

 

thanks and god bless

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cherr...
Jun. 18, 2008 at 11:11 AM

I have a small alter shelf for Mother Azna. My friend made me a doll out of herbs, Spanish moss, crystals, and fabrics and jewels. I have a few pictures from Sylvia's Books.

I at-least speak to her once a day if not more. I always fell comfort after

Hugs

I'll post a couple pictures later 

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Shado...
Jun. 21, 2008 at 4:42 PM This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this information.

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