Red K Elders



November 2022

"For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am the mother and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one
and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband."

- from The Thunder, Perfect Mind

Written in Coptic, The Thunder, Perfect Mind was found at Nag Hammadi in 1945. It is a long and intensely potent, divinely contradictory riddle-like declaration from a female (sometimes androgynous) deity. The author, date, and place of composition are unknown, but it seems that the text was originally composed in Greek well before 350 C.E., the approximate date of the Coptic manuscript. Read the entire astonishing utterance here:

BARBELO is the supreme female divinity in various forms of Gnostic cosmogony.
She is the primal feminine force, the first emanation of God. In her union with the pure god-force, all came into being.

“It is she who appeared, she who is the perfect Pronoia of the All, the light, the likeness of the light, the image of the Invisible, she who is the perfect power, Barbelo, the perfect aeon of the glory.”

“She became a primal Human, which is the virginal Spirit, the triple male, the one belonging to the triple power, the triple named, the triple begotten one, the androgynous aeon which does not grow old, who came from Its Pronoia.”

“She glorified the Invisible one and the perfect power, Barbelo, for they came into being through her.”

“Barbelo gazed intently into It, the pure light. She turned herself toward It. She gave birth to a spark of blessed light…”

- Extracts from The Apocryphon of John, Short Version

Berlin Codex (BG 8502, 2) & Nag Hammadi Codex  III, 1

Translated  by Michael Waldstein and Frederik Wisse


Beautiful quality fine art print from original pencil drawing.

(Click the thumbnails to see the full image)

272 x 324mm
on 297 x 420 mm paper.
(white border all round, with larger border at bottom)

Printed on heavyweight 315gsm archival watercolour paper,
with Epson UltraChrome HD inks.

Signed and editioned and backed with board in a transparent sleeve.

Limited edition of 200 ONLY

All large prints come beautifully wrapped in tissue and ribbon, in a robust flat card box, with a hand written message included. Gift messages can also be included.
Worldwide shipping available.