"O those who do not see! You do not see your blindness! You do not see that which was not known! ... The senseless and blind are always senseless, always slaves of law and earthly fear. I am Christ, the Son of Man, from you and among you...I alone am the friend of Sophia. I have been in the bosom of the Father from the beginning, where the children of truth and the Greatness are. Rest with me, my fellow spirits and my kin, forever."
Second Treatise of the Great Seth 65.2-17, 70.5-10 (probably a late second-century Christian Sethian text)
Manuscript illumination: an alchemical representation of Sophia as a Tree of Learning and source of Life.