A beautiful CME (coronal mass ejection). Plasma, plasmate. From Philip K. Dick's VALIS:
I term the Immortal one plasmate, because it is a form of energy; it is living information. It replicates itself - not through information or in information - but as information.
As living information, the plasmate travels up the optic nerve of a human to the pineal body. It uses the human brain as a female host in which to replicate itself into its active form. This is an interspecies symbiosis.
The Hermetic alchemists knew of it in theory from ancient texts, but could not duplicate it, since they could not locate the dormant, buried plasmate. Bruno suspected that the plasmate had been destroyed by the Empire; for hinting at this he was burned. "The Empire never ended."
Since the Universe is actually composed of living information, then it can be said that information will save us. This is the saving gnosis which the Gnostics sought.