Category Archives: Holy Wisdom

Ecstatic Joy of Love

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The Name ‘I AM,’ ‘EHYEH,’ communicates the ecstatic joy of divine love, intimate union of God’s ‘I’ awareness with his ‘AM’ presence in the midst, unveiling love’s embrace of wisdom and glory as ecstatic joy, heavenly bliss and hallowing blessing.  The Gospel discloses bliss and blessing by bearing witness to this ecstatic union of love.   Love’s union of wisdom and glory is… Read more »

Love of Wisdom

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Love of wisdom, in angels and saints, is the love-child of wisdom and the Name, born of glory, unveiling the Name in uncreated light, glorifying the Name in uncreated glory. Love of wisdom is the angelic response to wisdom’s first love, inspiring saints to fall in love with wisdom’s beauty, loving wisdom’s glory to their life’s end.  This ‘philosophy’ that inspires… Read more »

Remembrance of God

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Shemuel, the angel of the Name, Shem, is not saying: ‘Look at me,’ but ‘Remember God.’  All archangels and angels agree with him, saying, ‘Do not fixate on us, but remember God, for the remembrance of God is holy and hallows all that there is.’  Shemuel’s love of the Holy Name unveils this love to be loving remembrance of God in his Holy… Read more »

Archangels Gabriel, Oriel, Phanuel and Raphael

The heavenly twin can manifest in many mysterious ways, but as angel of revelation and wisdom, the twin loves to unveil the angel of the Name, Shemuel, with whom four  archangels love to bear witness to the Name, Gabriel, angel of revelation, Oriel, angel of uncreated light and illumination, Phanuel, angel of the unveiled Face of uncreated Presence and revelatory Personhood,… Read more »

Twinned Angel of the Name

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The angel of the Name bears witness to the revelation of the Name in the heart, keeping safe the myatery of Name-hallowing until such time as the heart turns to see.  Deification by grace includes this awakening to the witnessing heavenly twin, the angel of realisation, who is the prophet of our glorification.   Orthodox Hesychasm fully acknowledges theosis to be… Read more »

Wisdom: Uncreated creative creativity

Wisdom is uncreated  and her uncreated creativity is the creative energy that creates and recreates creation anew in every moment, making all things new.  Biblical and Patristic wisdom teaches that wisdom beholds the glory of uncreated grace, being herself, like glory, uncreated energy, endlessly creative in her uncreated creativity.  So it should be no surprise that when, in 1922, a wisdom… Read more »

Holy Trust

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Those who put their trust in the Name, stand steadfast in wisdom, whose consummate completeness is perfect consonance, both dazzling bright and dazzling dark, replete with ineffable perfection.  Wisdom turns the captivity of confusion into the freedom of communion, so that what tears sow in sorrow, wisdom reaps in joy.  Hesychast stillness is founded on the blessing of the unveiled… Read more »

Timeless Presence

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God’s self-revelation of timeless presence through his Name communicates spontaneous blessing, joy and peace as it awakens the eye of the heart to deifying wisdom and glory.   Cooling showers of graced stillness nourish parched souls with timeless presence, nurturing growth in the Spirit, generating completeness from incompleteness.  Hallowing the Name aright, delusions vanish into timeless presence right away.  The… Read more »

Spirit of Truth

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The Spirit of Truth comes to guide us into all truth, that is, truth in its wholeness and completeness.  Fear haunts the institutions of incompleteness, returning in dreary dreams of incompleteness to frighten us back into the clutches of reigning powers, clinging to familiar darkness.  Authorities may appear benign until the Spirit unveils what they really are, blind guides that… Read more »