Tau Malachi

Tau Malachi
Brett C. Cagle

United States
OccupationReligious leader
ChurchEcclesia Pistis Sophia
Ordainedby Tau Elijah in 1983
  • The gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas
  • Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ
  • Living gnosis
  • St. Mary Magdalene
  • The Gnostic Judas
  • Gnostic healing
  • Gnosis of Guadalupe
Offices held
Bishop of Ecclesia Pistis Sophia

Tau Malachi (full name: Tau Malachi eben Ha-Elijah; born Brett Cagle in 1962) is an American neo-Gnostic religious leader and writer. He is currently the bishop of Ecclesia Pistis Sophia, also known as the Sophia Fellowship.

Tau Malachi is the current spiritual leader of the Sophian Gnostic tradition, a neo-Gnostic group. Although members claim that the lineage dates back to the 1700s, the current tone of Ecclesia Pistis Sophia was innovated in the 1880s by Tau Miriam, an Englishwoman. She initiated her protégé Tau Elijah, who left England in the early twentieth century to establish the lineage in the Bay Area of Northern California. In the 1950s, Tau Elijah retired from public teaching and initiating to live in the Lake Tahoe basin, where he died in the 1970s.


Tau Malachi was born Brett Cagle in 1962 in the United States, and was 8 years old when he met his spiritual leader Tau Elijah. As a disciple of Tau Elijah during the 1970s, he received the spiritual name Tau Malachi eben Ha-Elijah.

In 1983, Tau Malachi founded the Sophia Fellowship.

Tau Malachi is also a Martinist. Other than Christianity and Gnosticism, he has also studied and participated in Vajrayana Buddhism, Vedanta, Sufism, and Native American shamanism.

Tau Malachi currently resides in Grass Valley, California.


Books by Tau Malachi:

  • Tau Malachi (2004). The gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas: meditations on the mystical teachings. St. Paul, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 978-0-7387-0499-9. OCLC 54677610.
  • Tau Malachi (2005). Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ: a Gnostic Christian Kabbalah. St. Paul, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 978-0-7387-0591-0. OCLC 56510349.
  • Tau Malachi (2005). Living gnosis: a practical guide to gnostic Christianity. St. Paul, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 978-0-7387-0718-1. OCLC 57564851.
  • Tau Malachi (2006). St. Mary Magdalene: the Gnostic tradition of the holy bride. Woodbury, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 978-0-7387-0783-9. OCLC 62089969.
  • Tau Malachi (2007). The Gnostic Judas. Woodbury, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 9780738711478.
  • Tau Malachi (2010). Gnostic healing: revealing the hidden power of God. Woodbury, Minn: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 978-0-7387-1983-2. OCLC 424560073.
  • Tau Malachi (2017). Gnosis of Guadalupe: A Mystical Path of the Mother. EPS Press. ISBN 978-0692810958.

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