“”The incorporeal world then was already completed, having its seat in the Divine Reason”, says Philo who is erroneously accused of deriving his philosophy from Plato’s.
In the Theogony of Mochus, we find Aether first, and then the air; the two principles from which Ulom, the intelligible νοετος God (the visible universe of matter) is born.
In the Orphic hymns, the Eros-Phanes evolves from the Spiritual Egg, which the Aethereal winds impregnate, Wind being “the spirit of God”, who is said to move in Aether, “brooding over the Chaos” – the Divine “Idea.”
In the Hindu Katakopanisad, Purusha, the Divine Spirit, already stands before the original matter, from whose union springs the great Soul or the World, “Maha – Atma, Brahm, the Spirit of Life”;
these latter appellations are identical with the Universal Soul, or Anima Mundi, and the Astral Light of the theurgists and kabalists.”
H. P. Blavatsky