Zosimos of Panopolis - The Mushaf as-suwar - 5th Book of Magnesia picture 8 - Resurrection
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Mushaf as-suwar
She said: "You have spoken much, O Zosimos, and you took a direction that I had not asked you about. Tell me about yourself. What destroyed you and separated your spirit from your body?"
He said: "You took away my splendour and you turned me into silver, after I had been gold before. You dressed me in black, which is the lowest of all the colours, then you turned me into ashes [...] Then I rise again. I am bound to be resurrected and come to life and become better than I was before."
She asked: "What form is that?"
He said: "It is the clothes of the great king in purple colour and the purple is woven with gold."
She said: "What led you to this form?"
He said: "Did I not tell you before not to ask me."
She said: "I do ask you, because I am impatient about what I hear."
He said: "They are my winding sheets."
She said: "Are the dead wrapped in clothes of gold?"
He said: "Yes, they are the winding sheets of the sages, because the gold holds back and prevents the fire burning me when I die, until I rise again to life."
She said: "What was it that killed you, O Zosimos"
He said: "You”.
The source of the experienceZosimos of Panopolis
Concepts, symbols and science items
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