Peter said to Mary,
‘Sister we know that the Lord loved you
differently from anyone else.
Tell us if there were
words he spoke to you,
which we have not yet heard.’
And Mary answered Peter, saying,
‘I will now reveal to you that which
has not yet been made known to you.
I had a vision of our Lord,
and I said unto him:
“Lord, I see you now in a vision.”
And he said unto me:
“Mary you are blessed for
my appearance does not make you afraid.
Where the NOUS is there lies the treasure.”
I replied to him:
“Lord when someone meets you in a vision,
is it through our soul
that we are able to see you,
or is it through our spirit?”
And the Lord answered,
“Mary it is neither.
But it is the NOUS between the two
which sees the vision, and it is this
which makes us fully human.
When we become fully human,
we become one whole body of light.
The ‘One breath.
When we join that ‘one’ breath
we become whole;
we become ‘at -one’.
The breath conjoins
at the midpoint
which is the Heart,
called the noon of our being.
This is where the NOUS lies.
We are all aspects of life,
of ‘one’ being,
of ‘one’ whole.
All aspects of life
have to be overcome.
It is true that everything
in our physical structure
is composed and will decompose
but we can overcome this process.
All that is composed is of the elements,
and our attachment is to this structure.
Dissociate your soul from matter.
Once the two are apart the ascent can begin.
The breath sustains the soul and gives it life,
and it is this which detaches
you from matter.
It is through the NOUS that we see
for it is the eye of the vision
within the soul
and it is with the vision
of the NOUS that we
overcome the without, within.”
~ from The Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene
Claire Nahmad & Margaret Bailey