cosmogenesis: the awakening of kosmos (stanza III)

1.   THE LAST VIBRATION OF THE SEVENTH ETERNITY THRILLS THROUGH INFINITUDE. THE MOTHER SWELLS, EXPANDING FROM WITHIN WITHOUT LIKE THE BUD OF THE LOTUS.

 
The seemingly paradoxical use of the sentence “Seventh Eternity”, thus dividing the indivisible, is sanctified in esoteric philosophy. The latter divides boundless duration into unconditionally eternal and universal Time and a conditioned one.

 
One is the abstraction or noumenon of infinite time; the other its phenomenon appearing periodically.

 
Therefore, the “last vibration of the Seventh Eternity” was “foreordained” – by no God in particular, but occurred in virtue of the eternal and changeless LAW which causes the great periods of Activity and Rest called the “Days and Night of Brahma.”

 
The expansion “from within without” of the Mother, called elsewhere the “Waters of Space:, “Universal Matrix”, etc., does not allude to an expansion from a small center or focus, but, without reference to size or limitation or area, means the development of limitless subjectivity into as limitless objectivity.

 
It implies that this expansion, not being an increase in size – for infinite extension admits of no enlargement – was a change of condition.

 
2.   THE VIBRATION SWEEPS ALONG, TOUCHING WITH ITS SWIFT WING (SIMULTANEOUSLY) THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, AND THE GERM THAT DWELLETH IN DARKNESS; THE DARKNESS THAT BREATHES (MOVES) OVER THE SLUMBERING WATERS OF LIFE.

 
In all Cosmogonies “Water” plays the same important part. It is the base and source of material existence.

 
Scientists, mistaking the word for the thing, understood by water the definite chemical combination of oxygen and hydrogen, thus giving a specific meaning to a term used by Occultists in a generic sense, and which is used in Cosmogony with a metaphysical and mystical meaning.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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