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Theological Patterning II: Dark-Realm

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Kephalaia compilers have been interested in sorting out the five-part structures associated with the Kingdom of Darkness. The compilers were interested in three primary themes: 1) the genesis of the dark-realm, 2) the nature of the dark-lord and his companions, and 3) the relation of the dark powers to the zodiac and the planets, which they chose to re-enforce through the use of both theological and literary five-part patterning. The origin of evil is viewed as a generative process in which the Five Dark Elements, spurred on by the evil principle, develop according to an "organic" process. This book presents conceptions of the dark-realm related to different streams of Manichaean canonical tradition. According to Roger Beck, the anabibazon is an astronomical concept that represents, along with the katabibazon, the two points at which the orbits of the Sun and Moon intersect on a monthly basis.

Keywords:anabibazon; astronomical revisionism; dark-realm; Kephalaia; Manichaean canonical tradition; origin of evil; theological five-part patterning



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