Aeon, also spelt as eon, is a Latin transliteration from the Greek αἰών (ho aion). It originally means "life" and/or "being", and it is in this latter sense that the word is applied in Gnosticism. Alternatively, it is used to mean a finite period of time or "age", similar to the Sanskrit word Kalpa. Sometimes, especially in Christianity, the word is translated as eternity.
Aeons in Gnosticism
- Aeon at Theosopedia