Cosmogenesis Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...collectively One, and on the ideal plane a nought--0, a "No-thing." It is without form or being, "with no likeness with anything else." (Franch, "Die Kabbala," p. 126.) And even Philo calls the Creator, the Logos who stands next God, "the Second God," and "the second God who is his (Highest God's) Wisdom" ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...collectively One, and on the ideal plane a nought--0, a "No-thing." It is without form or being, "with no likeness with anything else." (Franch, "Die Kabbala," p. 126.) And even Philo calls the Creator, the Logos who stands next God, "the Second God," and "the second God who is his (Highest God's) Wisdom" (Philo. Quast. et Solut). Deity is not God. It is Nothing, and Darkness. It is nameless, and therefore called Ain-Soph--" the word Ayin meaning nothing." See Franck "Die Kabbala," p. 153. See also Section XII, " Theogony of the Creative Gods." The "Highest God " (the unmanifested Logos) is its Son. Nor are most of the gnostic systems, which come down to us mutilated by the Church Fathers, anything better than the distorted shells of the original speculations. Nor were they open to the public or reader, at any time; i.e., had their hidden meaning or esotericism been revealed, it would have been no more an esoteric teaching, and this could never be. Alone Marcus (the chief of the Marcosians, 2nd century), who taught THE GNOSTIC IDEA. 351 that deity had to be viewed under the symbol of four syllables, gave out more of the esoteric truths than any other Gnostic. But even he was never well understood. For it is only on the surface or dead letter of his Revelation that it appears that God is a quaternary, to wit: "the Ineffable, the Silence, the Father, and Truth,"--in reality it is quite erroneous, and divulges only one more esoteric riddle. This teaching of Marcus was that of the early Kabalists and ours. For he makes of Deity, the number 30 in 4 syllables, which, translated esoterically, means a Triad or Triangle, and a Quaternary or a square, in all seven, whi...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217370752
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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