The Gnostics saw the universe as a duality between spirit and matter. They conceived of a supreme divine being who was immaterial, eternal, unreachable, and unknowable. In the Gnostic view, the spirit is a fragment of this universal being which has split off and become imprisoned in matter.
Bernard, Christian. Gnosticism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions) (Kindle Locations 144-146). Rosicrucian Order AMORC. Kindle Edition.