“Thunder Perfect Mind” is a video of a Jordan Scott & Ridley Scott film for a 2005 Prada ad, staring Daria Werbowy, music composed by John Altman, and words selected from “Thunder, Perfect Mind”, one of the Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi [HT Jordan Stratford]
Thunder, Perfect Mind (excerpt)
Translated by George W MacRae, in The Nag Hammadi Library
“For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one
and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband.
I am the midwife and she who does not bear.
I am the solace of my labor pains.
I am the bride and the bridegroom,
and it is my husband who begot me.
I am the mother of my father
and the sister of my husband
and he is my offspring.
I am the slave of him who prepared me.
I am the ruler of my offspring.
But he is the one who begot me before the time on a birthday.
And he is my offspring in (due) time,
and my power is from him.
I am the staff of his power in his youth,
and he is the rod of my old age.
And whatever he wills happens to me.
I am the silence that is incomprehensible
and the idea whose remembrance is frequent.
I am the voice whose sound is manifold
and the word whose appearance is multiple.
I am the utterance of my name.”