Then, stripped of the activities of the cosmos,
he enters the substance of the eighth plain with his own power,
and he sings praises to the Father with those who are present;
those who are near rejoice at his coming.
Being made like to those who are there together,
he also hears certain powers which are above the eighth sphere,
singing praises to God with sweet voice.
Then in due order, they ascend to the Father
and they surrender themselves to the powers,
and becoming the powers they are merged in God.
This is the end, the Supreme Good,
for those who have had the higher knowledge: to become God.
Corpus Hermeticum I, 265 notes / 1 month ago / reblog