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

“And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it”, says Ezekiel (i., 4, 22, etc.), “…and the likeness of a throne…and as the appearance of a man above upon it…and I saw as it were the appearance of fire and it had brightness round about it.” And Daniel speaks of the ancient of days”, the kabalistic En-Soph, whose throne was “the fiery flame, his wheels burning fire….A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him.” Like the Pagan Saturn, who had his “castle of flame in the seventh heaven, the Jewish Jehovah had his “castle fire over the seventh heavens.”

“If the limited space of the present work would permit we might easily show that none of the ancients, the sun-worshippers included, regarded our visible sun otherwise than as an emblem of their metaphysical invisible central sun-god.

Moreover, they did not believe what our modern science teaches us, namely, that light and heat proceed from our sun, and that it is this planet which imparts all life to our visible nature.

“His radiance is undecaying”, says the Rig-Veda, “the intensely-shining, all-pervading, unceasing, undecaying rays of Agni desist not, neither night nor day.”

This evidently related to the spiritual, central sun, whose rays are all-pervading and unceasing, the eternal and boundless life-giver.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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