“Since, then, there was nothing – no matter… nothing simple, nothing complex.. no man, no angel, no god, not anything that is named or perceived…the nonexistent God wished, without intelligence, without sense, without will… to make… the seed of the universe.
The seed of the universe contained everything within it… Everything… of which one can speak, and even of which one cannot speak because it does not exist; everything which was necessarily going to adapt itself to the universe which was to come… all these beings existed, deposited in the seed.”
”Basilide’s System.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 620-630.