isis unveiled: chapter chapter VIII (our place among infinities)

“Light – the first mentioned in Genesis, is termed by the kabalists, Sephira, or the Divine Intelligence, the mother of all the Sephiroth, while the Concealed Wisdom is the father.


Light is the first begotten, and the first emanation of the Supreme, and Light is Life, says the evangelist. Both are electricity – the life principle, the anima mundi, pervading the universe, the electric vivifier of all things.


Light is the great Protean magician, and under the Divine Will of the architect, its multifarious, omnipotent waves gave birth to every form as well as to every living being. From its swelling, electric bosom, springs matter and spirit.


Within its beams lie the beginnings of all physical and chemical action, and of all cosmic and spiritual phenomena; it vitalizes and disorganizes; it gives life and produces death, and from its primordial point gradually emerged into existence the myriads of worlds, visible and invisible celestial bodies.


It was at that ray of this First mother, one in three, that God, according to Plato, “lighted a fire, which we now call the sun,” and, which is not the cause of either light or heat, but merely the focus, or, as we might say, the lens, by which the rays of the primordial light become materialized, are concentrated upon our solar system, and produce all the correlations of forces.”


H. P. Blavatsky

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