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river near Metulla (Israel)
Aion Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Aeon(s) (Latin) Aion (Greek) [from aion time] An age, a period of time; used alone, equivalent to the word logos, but the usual meaning includes a spiritual being considered as an emanation from the divine essence and also a period of time which is brought about by the existence of this spiritual being.
In the Gnostic systems it signified the various creative powers issuing from the demiurgic Logos, and varying in degree from the most spiritual or ethereal planes to the most gross. Valentinus held that a perfect aion called Propator, equivalent to the First Logos, existed before bythos or the spatial deep (equivalent to the Second Logos). Blavatsky explains that it is "Aion, who springs as a Ray from Ain-Soph (who does not create), and Aion, who creates, or through whom, rather, everything is created, or evolves" (SD 1:349). This twofold use of a word to denote a period of time and a deific power, also appears in Manu, and in the names of the Biblical patriarchs and the periods assigned to their respective lifetimes. {See FSO 194-5 for more detail}
The adjective aeonios occurs frequently in the New Testament, where it is mistranslated as eternal or everlasting.
Aion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Aion may refer to: Aeon
  • Greek αἰών "time, eternity; age", see Aeon
    • Aion (deity), "Aeon" personified in Hellenistic religion
    • Aeon (Gnosticism), one of the Gnostic terms for "emanations of God"
    • , a book by Carl Jung
  • Aion (company), a large retail network of handmade oriental carpets in Greece

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Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) is a medical condition involving loss of vision due to damage to the optic nerve from insufficient blood supply. AION is generally divided into two types: arteritic AION (or AAION) and non-arteritic AION (NAION or simply AION). This article will focus primarily on non-arteritic AION.

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