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The Gospel of Truth is one of the ancient texts discovered along with the The Gospel of Thomas in 1945 at Naj 'Hammádì at the Jabal al-Tárif mountain. It describes an architecture of reality similiar to the teachings of the Kabbalah.
The Aeons it speaks of are eternal realms much like the Serifot in the Kabbalah. The Gospel of Truth speaks of a Pleroma. A pleroma is a Divine emanation such as the Aeons, the "Eternities" or "Worlds", which become the transcendental Pleromas or realms of Light. Creation is a reflection of a perfect Pleromal Realm. Gnostic Theology is based on the duality between the transcendent Absolute Spiritual Reality (which includes the manifest and unmanifest) and the imperfect psychic and physical reality, the "Cosmos". The cosmos is considered a lower or imperfect reflection or copy of the higher perfect order of the Pleroma which contains the Absolute Realms. This is consistent with the Hindu concept of Brahman, the ineffable ALL.