The following is part of a poetic reflection on the Gnostic Creed, written by Frater Peredur 1=0:
And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all,
and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten,
and wherein they shall rest,
Mystery of Mystery,
in Her name
~ excerpt from the Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church ~
I am the Mother of all that lives
the vessel for the force of CHAOS
whose Blood is held within my Sacred Cup
See thou my face in the Heavens
reflecting with perfect Understanding
the Light, the Life, the Love of our Father?
As His Fire erupts, He sends forth His seed
burning as the Light pure and effulgent.
Combining with my Secret Nature
becoming as the egg girt with serpent,
He doth make fertile my Garden
wherein all Life grows.
Raining down His fiery substance
upon my Valleys, moist and fruitful,
we create together the Mystery of Being.
Mine is the City of the Sun
and there are therein Fifty Gates;
lo! these Gates are but One Gate
and that Gate is His.
Behold, for I am thy Mother;
the Virgin, for I am the unspoiled essence,
and the Whore, for I am the lover of all.
Therefore shalt thou know me as BABALON.
I give thee Birth.
I give thee Life.
I give thee Comfort.
And when at last the dark angel of Death cometh,
so dost thou return once again unto me
for we are One
and our separation is but a dream.