JewishEncyclopedia.com. Taoism Virtual Library. ReligiousWorlds: Sources for Religion, Religions, Religious Studies. iTanakh. Gnosticism. In Gnosticism, the world of the demiurge is represented by the lower world, which is associated with matter, flesh, time and more particularly an imperfect, ephemeral world.
The world of God is represented by the upper world, and is associated with the soul and perfection. The world of God is eternal and not part of the physical. It is impalpable, and time doesn't exist there.