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On The Conduits(?)

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The Kephalaia compilers present three conduits in this chapter. The first conduit is the root of all the higher powers: those that are found in all the heavens; those that come down and are bound to the lower earths. The second conduit is the one that runs from the temples and the dwellings and the cities in heaven down to the Five Kinds of Trees that grow upon the earth. The third conduit, however, is all the powers and the companions who dwell in all the firmaments, those whose roots run down from them to the Five Worlds of Flesh that creep upon the earth, fixed to one another. Mani explains that the Living Spirit, the Father of Life, established the heavens and the firmaments above, he bound their roots together with the earths below in their carcasses, which he had stripped from them.

Keywords:Father of Life; Kephalaia; Living Spirit; Manichaean conduit



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