Aurora of the Philosophers
THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT
SHE WAS GOD
An apocalyptic vision leads a mystic to accept her role as Prophet in this philosophical journey into who we are and why we have come. But when her spiritual investigations carry her so far from the phenomenal world that she finds no place in it on her return, must she forsake all she has brought with her to survive? Or is her survival and the survival of us all contingent upon her recognizing what she has found? Told predominantly through a series of lyric dialogues woven through with narrative and culminating in myth, The Girl Who Thought She Was God is a modern story in the ancient master-disciple tradition. At its most fundamental level, it is a book about restoring balance to the world through the return of the feminine divine
Everything they told us was wrong, Aurora discovers when her love for something human wrenches her from the plane of light and locates her again in the world of forms, a world that relegates prophets to lost civilizations and the unseen to the realm of the insane. How one might apprehend everything all at once and then let go, falling back into a human mind. How strangely biblical it seems, and how prescribed that she is Eve now betraying Adam for God, for she cannot reconcile the two. When in scathing diatribe her husband reveals the repercussions of her neglect and threatens to leave her, she unwittingly sets fire to the bridge of light, the way back to the universe beyond. She has lost God, and now she is losing Adam. There is only a memory of peace and the knowledge of how little we have learned in the land of illusion.
I AM SOPHIA
“Many times you have desired to hear these words that I say to you, and you don’t have anyone else to hear them from. There will be days ahead when you will look for me but not find me.”
GOSPEL OF THOMAS
20. “My power looked forth from the midst
of the chaos and from the midst of the darkness, and I waited for my pair, that he should come and fight for me, and he came not, and I looked that he should come and lend me power, and I found him not.
21. "And when I sought the light, they gave me darkness; and when I sought my power, they gave me matter.”
THE FIRST BOOK OF NORAIA
To remain within the form is to die with the body and to suffer its trauma. To recognize that we are not the body but that the body is an apparatus and extension of our thoughts is to rise above form into what is not bound by physical law, what is free of the hypostasis of the Archons, what has no end.
When Aurora recognizes the ark they have built and the ones who deny her passage as works of an inferior hand, her own, Wisdom restores her to her power, and they are vanquished, burnt up in the light. She is Noraia, the bold.