Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Apocryphote of the Day: 7-30-08

Cast you anxiety on God alone.
Do not become desirous of gold and silver which are profitless,
but clothe yourself with wisdom like a robe,
put knowledge on yourself like a crown,
and be seated upon a throne of perception...
For a foolish person usually puts on folly like a robe,
and like a garment of sorrow,
he puts on shame.
He crowns himself in ignorance
and takes his seat upon a throne of nescience.
For since he lacks reason,
he leads only himself astray,
for he is guided by ignorance.

Teachings of Silvanus 89.15-90.2 (second century Alexandrian text, containing many Jewish-Christian traditions)

Sculpture is the Throne of Wisdom 1280-1300, Northeast Spain, The Cloisters, New York City

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