Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

“”In the primordiate state of the creation”, says Polier’s Mythologie des Indous, “the rudimental universe, submerged in water, reposed in the bosom of the Eternal. Sprang from this chaos and darkness, Brahma, the architect of the world, poised on a lotus-leaf floated (moved?) upon the waters, unable to discern anything but water and darkness.”

 
This is as identical as possible with the Egyptian cosmogony, which shows in its opening sentences Athtor or Mother Night (which represents illimitable darkness) as the primeval element which covered the infinite abyss, animated by water and the universal spirit of the Eternal, dwelling alone in Chaos.

 
As in the Jewish Scriptures, the history of the creation opens with the spirit of God and his creative emanation – another Deity.

 
Perceiving such a dismal state of things, Brahma soliloquizes in consternation: “Who am I? Whence came I?” Then he hears a voice: “Direct your prayer to Bhagavant – the Eternal, known, also, as Parabrahma.”

 
Brahma, rising from his natatory position, seats himself upon the lotus in an attitude of contemplation, and reflects upon the Eternal, who, pleased with this evidence of piety, disperses the primeval darkness and opens his understanding.

 
“After this Brahma issues from the universal egg – (infinite chaos) as light, for his understanding is now opened, and he sets himself to work; he moves on the eternal waters, with the spirit of God within himself; in his capacity of movers of the waters he is Narayana.””

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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