A Closer Look
At the Bridal Chamber In Thomas
(A Summary of the Primary Teachings)

The Alignments that Specifically Mention the Bridal Chamber

In The Joint Body Chiasm

The Hand Sayings





"Fashion... a hand in place of a hand... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)


Hand (35) connects an extended hand to buy the pearl (76). The merchant sells all he has to purchase the pearl, Matthew 13:46.

The Outer Female Sayings 35 and 76 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)

Key words:

Male:
Enter the house /
Persecuted within themselves

Female:
Enter the house / standing at the door
Binds his hands / it is the solitary
Ransack his house / enter the bridal chamber

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 35
aligns with and
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 35

(35) Jesus said, "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house."


Enter the house 

Binds his hands

Ransack his house




(35) Jesus said, "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house."















Enter the house


(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."

(69) Jesus said, "Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves. It is they who have truly come to know the father. Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him who desires will be filled."

(70) Jesus said, "That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you."

(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."


Persecuted within themselves



(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."




















Standing at the door


It is the solitary

Enter the bridal chamber




Key words:

Male:
A blind man leads a blind man /
I am not a divider

Female:
A blind man / a merchant

Fall into a pit / where… worm destroys

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 34
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 34

(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."




blind (34)  connects with see (33)

 Blind (34), and hidden (32) and hidden (33) and See... light (33)  may all connect with the light in the bridal chamber (75) through the rocking motion of the female.


"Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear," (33). When the sound of the bride is heard in the ear in the bridal chamber the bright light of transfiguration can not be hidden.  

Clothed in light, 
Romans 13:12


A blind man 

Fall into a pit 




(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."













A blind man leads a blind man



(72) A man said to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"


(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."


I am not a divider





"Fashion... a hand in place of a hand... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)

Hand (35) connects an extended hand to buy the pearl (76). The merchant sells all he has to purchase the pearl, Matthew 13:46.

The Outer Female Sayings 35 and 76 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)


(76) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."


A merchant

Where… worm destroys



The Light Sayings




Notice that this Key Horizontal Saying grouping connects the Bridal Chamber with Light. There is a bright light in the bridal Chamber at the marriage when two become One.


Key words:

Male:
Preach from your housetops /
Many are standing at the door

Female:
For no one lights a lamp and
puts it under a bushel /
It is I who am the light which is above them all

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 33
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 33

(33) Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."


For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel


Note: The Gospel of Matthew connects the idea of "light" with "city on a hill". "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all [who are] in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15. Thomas places these two thoughts together in saying 32 and 33.




(33) Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."










Preach from your housetops

 

(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."

(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern." 

(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber.

See the Green Boxes  - (And 104-105) 


Many are standing at the door





Notice that this Key Horizontal Saying grouping
connects the Bridal Chamber with a bright Light.

The Coptic scribe draws attention to this grouping with the addition of the phrase split open.


(77) Jesus said, "It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend,(split open).

Split open connects with split open

From the Coptic text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

(See 30-77-80)


It is I who am the light which is above them all



The Bridal Chamber Sayings


“The Holy of the Holies is the bridal chamber,” (Gospel of Philip).




Male and Female
Key words:

Sower scatters seeds /
bridegroom (sows seed)

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."


(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."


Sower scatters seeds



(104) They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."

Bridal chamber (104) connects with “mother and father” (105)

(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."


Bridegroom (sows seed)



(104) They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."



The Bridal Chamber Sayings
After the Movement Of The Male


The Light of Illumination in the Bridal Chamber.

The Ascension in the Bridal Chamber.

There is a Blazing Fire and a Bright Light
When the Mother and Father are joined together in the Bridal Chamber.



[23]

In Preparation for the Bridegroom Fire and Light are brought together.



(11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the  light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"


Consumed



Light (11) connects with Fire (10)


(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."




Guarding it until


The rocking motion in the bridal chamber
(see the pink boxes) will connect the Fire (10) with the Bridal Chamber (104). This now becomes even more evident in these charts joining the perfectly joined spiritual with spiritual within the bridal chamber.

There is a bright light in the bridal chamber when two become one. See also horizontal sayings group 33/75/77.


(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."


Sower scatters seeds

(8) And he said, "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."


Chose the large fish
 




In Preparation The Mother and Father are brought to the Bridal Chamber. 

(104) They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."


Bridegroom leaves

(scatters seed)


 Bridal chamber (104) connects with “mother and father” (105). 


(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."





Called the son


This is the private area of the bodily structure upon which we bestow much honor.



This is the
Primary Alignment and the Key Message of the Bridal Chamber.


(102) Jesus said, "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat."









Eat



(103) Jesus said, "Fortunate is the man who knows where the brigands will enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before they invade."



Arm himself before





This Alignment shows the ascension in the Bridal chamber

Alignment 24 is the same as Alignment 23 above

Alignment 25 is the same as Alignment 26 below

The Down Movement of the Male Symbolic of the Incarnation on the 7 / 106  Alignment


[26]



(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."



Blessed is the lion which becomes man



(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."


Sower scatters seed

(8) And he said, "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

Chose the large fish 


In Preparation The Mother and Father are brought to the Bridal Chamber. 

(104) They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."






Bridegroom
leaves


Bridal chamber (104) connects with “mother and father” (105). 


(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."




Called the son

 

This is the
private area of the bodily structure upon which we bestow much honor.



(106) Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."




You will become the sons of man






When you make the two one
: (Saying 106 at the end of the Bridal Chamber connects with saying 22b at the beginning of the Bridal Chamber creating a loop.) Bridal Chamber Alignment [1] joins with Alignment [26].
The end shall be as the beginning







There are 26 alignments in the Bridal chamber.
They connect to each other like the 26 bones of the human spine.
These alignments are connected by keywords.
The Above is connected with the Below.


The phrase "When you make the two one,"
occurs in both Saying 22 and 106 connecting the two into one.
Interestingly, this creates a loop.
The last verse connects with the first verse.


In The Bridal Chamber
The End shall be as the Beginning

In the Bridal Chamber
Saying 106 found at the end
Connects with Saying 22b found at the beginning.

See The Serpent on a Pole, John 3:14.

Spine Snake                        Serpent Eating Tail

The Spine Serpent                         The Serpent Eating His Tail

See The Golden Wedding Ring


The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning,
that you look for the end?
For where the beginning is,
there will the end be
.
Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning;
he will know the end and will not experience death," 
Saying 18.

"Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death,"
Thomas 1.






In the Bridal Chamber is concealed the great secret. "It is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret," Ephesians 5:12, 32. Nevertheless, "I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ," Romans 15:29.


Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber," (75). It is those who are persecuted within themselves, those who have bound the hands of the strong man, that enter in, (35,68-70,75). It is for those who have purchased the pearl, (76, Matthew 13:46). To the laborers sent out into the harvest the bright light of illumination reveals the Christ within, (33, 73, 75, 77). Jesus says, "It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend, (77.) All things are from him, through him, and to him. The End is the same as the Beginning, (18). The Alpha and the Omega are one and the same, Revelation 22:13. Christ fills, completes and becomes all things. This is the great mystery.

There is a Blazing Fire and a Bright Light
when the Mother and Father are joined together in the Bridal Chamber. This marriage happens on every level of reality. The laborers sent out into the harvest field, and those who have prepared themselves, enter into the bridal chamber to behold this union.

There is a gold wedding ring.
The serpent is consuming the body. 

There is a marriage supper. "Let the oxen eat." (102). God is a man-eater,  (Philip).  All things are gathered in One, making all things new, Ephesians 1:10,  Revelations 21:5.  Two are made One. There is a reconciliation of all things, Colossians 1:20. There is a transubstantiation. Christ is come in the flesh completing all things.  Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, " (114),  The above is as the below. The female is made male. The All is changed. There is a new man: A Perfect Man.


After the wedding "the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber." In the Bridal Chamber alignment, "When the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber" corresponds to "Now the sower went out,
took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them," (Bridal chamber alignments 23-26). Now, if there is a time to fast and pray, it is in the harvest field, where the temptations are large, and the needs are many. Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest," (73).

One of the discoveries of the bridal chamber is that the wise fisherman chooses the large mature fish, (8). In the Bridal chamber alignment this corresponds to "He who knows the father and the mother" Such a one is called the son of a harlot because of the prior infidelity of the mother, (105). The pre-existent Sophia Joining With Christ in the Bridal Chamber
is a spiritual marriage symbolic of this union on every level of realty. This is spiritual joining with spiritual, and is only for the mature, 1 Corinthians 2:13.

There is a Complete Reunification and an Ultimate Reconciliation of the All that is seen in the Bridal Chamber. This is the great mystery that is revealed to those who are worthy, (62).


There are three symbols that have brought the initiate to this realization.

The Key of Knowledge,  The Chiastic Pyramid, and The Wedding Ring

Staurogram                The Chiastic Pyramid             Ouroboros Wedding Ring  

Now, these three symbols will be combined.




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