“3. The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence.
IT is best described as neither Spirit nor matter, but both.
4. The Universe is called, with everything in it, MAYA, because all is temporary therein, from the ephemeral life of a fire-fly to that of the Sun.
Compared to the eternal immutability of the ONE, and the changelessness of that Principle, the Universe, with its evanescent ever-changing forms, must necessarily, in the mind of a philosopher, no better than a will-o’-the-wisp.
Yet, the Universe is real enough to the conscious beings in it, which are as unreal as itself.”
H. P. Blavatsky