Plotinus take aim at the Valentinian Tripart Tractate (guess he didn’t just dislike the Sethians).
In this myth, Allogenes is replaced with The Son.
Turner is breaking down the baroque Valentinian cosmogony.
Interesting that the Tripart Tractate’s symbolism is very similar to Plotinus’ creation myths.
Plotinus really does have a love/hate relationship with the Gnosis.
Turner posits that it might be Plotinus borrowing from the Valentinians and Sethians!