Sunday, March 10, 2013


πληρόω (plēroō). fill, make full · finish, complete · fulfill.

Some writers and critics suggest that St. Paul, writing to the Colossians, invoked a distinctly Gnostic concept of the fullness of God (pleroma).  (Elaine Pagels, Princeton University). 

Apparently there's a connection here to Greek philosophy in its reference to the substance of life beyond the merely phenomenological, i.e., a spirit.  Perhaps even the holy spirit?

In a way, and I hope I tread lightly on sensibilities here, this pouring out of the fullness of God seems to symbolically link with the figure of Aquarius, the water bearer, who pours out his vessel eternally in the heavens.  And as any new-ager knows (or any theater goer for that matter), we are at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The Age of Aquarius is an astrological age, [an astrological age] shifts roughly every 2,150 years. It’s defined by the sun’s position at the time of the March, or vernal, equinox. The Age of Aquarius begins when the March equinox point moves out of the constellation Pisces and into the constellation Aquarius. But there’s no definitive answer as to when that will be.

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