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Who or what is ‘SOPHIA’? But then who or what am ‘I’ – except the feeling of ‘me-ness’ or ‘mine-ness’? Who or what are ‘You’ – except your feeling of ‘me-ness’? What are ‘you’ to me – except my feeling of your ‘you-ness’? What am ‘I’ for ‘You’ – except your feeling of my ‘me-ness’? What is ‘self’ – except the feeling of self-ness? What is ‘other’ – except a feeling of ‘otherness’? What is ‘body’ – except the feeling of ‘bodilyness’? What is it that you touch – except the way it feels to you? What is a ‘tree’ – except the feeling of ‘tree-ness’? What is a ‘word’ – except a feeling of what it means? What is ‘meaning’ – except a feeling of meaningfulness? What is ‘being’ itself – except the feeling of being? What is ‘knowing’– except the direct feeling of knowing? What is ‘gnosis’ - if not this direct cognition? What is ‘The New Gnosis’– except the reaffirmation of feeling itself as the very essence of direct cognition – a way of knowing more fundamental than both sensory and intellectual cognition, yet denied by male ‘philosophers’ for centuries. But what is ‘philosophy’ – except philo-sophia - a loving (philein) of ‘wisdom’ (sophia). What is ‘wisdom’ except knowledge that fits and is in harmony with our feeling of knowing? What is ‘harmony’ or ‘fittingness’ except the feeling of it? And what is ‘love’ – except a bodily feeling awareness that can extend itself to feel and touch, embrace and receive, touch and ‘know’ other beings directly? What or who then, does the name ‘Sophia’ name - except our capacity to directly embody loving wisdom (‘philosophy’) as direct feeling awareness and ‘knowing’ – thus stripping it naked of all separating names, labels and symbols? What and who then, is ‘Sophia’ – except ‘The Wise’ (Sophon) herself - she who bears within her the Fullness (Pleroma) of the One (Hen)? "The Wise alone is One, willing and unwilling to be spoken of by the name of Zeus." Uwe Nolte’s portrayal of ‘Destiny’ affirms anew another saying or gnome of Heraclitus: "The bearing (ethos) of the human being is their destiny (daemon)". For here the inner human being or daemon is shown as destined to proudly and nakedly embody its darkest, most divinely feminine and receptive bearing or ethos.


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