Demian - Symbols - The God Abraxas

The God Abraxas

The Gnostic deity Abraxas is used as a symbol throughout the text, idealizing the harmonious union of all that is good and evil in the world. Demian argues that the Christian God is an insufficient god; it rules over all that is wholesome, but there is another half of the world. The symbol of Abraxas appears as a bird breaking free from an egg or a globe.

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Demian - Symbols - The God Abraxas
... The Gnostic deity Abraxas is used as a symbol throughout the text, idealizing the harmonious union of all that is good and evil in the world ... Demian argues that the Christian God is an insufficient god it rules over all that is wholesome, but there is another half of the world ... The symbol of Abraxas appears as a bird breaking free from an egg or a globe ...

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