I was reading in Christ the Eternal Tao that the Uncreated Energies of God are "handed"(if that is even the correct terminology, and I am sure it is not) to the Theotokos, who then distributes them to the highest among the Seraphim, then to the highest among the Cherubim, etc. all the way down the line of the angelic hierarchies. Is this a common teaching within Orthodoxy? It seems very close to Platonic thought, and has some parallels within Gnosticism. Any thoughts on this subject?