• The Sophia Teachings

  • The Emergence of the Divine Feminine in Our Time
  • By: Robert A. Powell
  • Narrated by: Robert A. Powell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-23-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In The Sophia Teachings, scientist and scholar Robert Powell uncovers a secret stream of wisdom flowing through the heart of Christianity: the feminine principle known in Greek as "Sophia", or Holy Wisdom herself. This sacred embodiment - named in the Old Testament as the first living being made by God - has comforted and guided seekers of truth in every age and culture, including our own.
Who is this spirit of the divine feminine, and what does she mean to us today? In this epic work of spiritual biography, Robert Powell unveils Holy Sophia's path from ancient goddess to our modern archetype of feminine wisdom. He surveys the wonders and wisdom associated with this unacknowledged treasure from Christianity's mystical past, spanning the Greek philosophers ("lovers of Sophia") to King Solomon (the archetypal seeker of wisdom) to the cosmic visions of Hildegard von Bingen and the Russian Orthodox "Sophiologists" of this century. Communion with Holy Sophia, Powell shows, has profoundly influenced the very foundations of our civilization and its spiritual development.
Why was Sophia hidden in the teachings of early Christianity? What central role did Sophia play in the spirituality of the ancient world? How is Holy Sophia connected with the book of Revelation and the second coming of Christ? Combining historical facts with theological insights, Powell vividly portrays this beloved figure's rebirth in our time as a source of supreme comfort and higher inspiration.
Essentially concealed for generations, Sophia is now emerging to serve a pivotal role in the next phase of world evolution. Powell explores the Christian esoteric secrets of Sophia in detail for the first time, offering instructions on how each human being can begin to more fully embody the wisdom of Sophia. The Sophia Teachings represents the most complete attempt yet to unveil and embrace the "Mother of all humanity": Holy Sophia.
©1997 Robert A. Powell (P)1997 Robert A. Powell
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2 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 09-20-17

Flowery Guesses

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A confidant female narrator would have made a huge difference. The male narrator had a breathy speaking style arranged like William Shatner, which was very challenging to listen to for long periods. "The Divine...Feminine...is related...to..."

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert A. Powell again?

I highly doubt it.

How could the performance have been better?

In addition to the challenging speaking style (breathy and Shatner-esque), the overall storytelling dithered. It was a disorganized stream of consciousness delivery with tenuous connections between major points. I challenge you to explain it to your friends immediately after listening.

What character would you cut from The Sophia Teachings?

Demeter or as Robert Powell would say, "Day-may-ter."

Any additional comments?

The concept of a Divine Feminine force and/or entity is intriguing and could likely be handled in a separate (maybe Audible Originals?) fashion. For one, verses in Proverbs 3 reference wisdom as a she. Don't let this unfortunate audiobook dissuade you from further exploration.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ken on 08-30-17

too much male

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the story came from the position that God is omnigendered. This talk comes from the point of view that the male god is above all and everything came after that.

What was most disappointing about Robert A. Powell’s story?

That there was more time spent on the male christ than the female divine...

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sophia Teachings?

I would have pulled back the manipulation or justification that god is male and spent more time blending the two to get the understanding that god, creator, source is omnigendered.

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