Logos is Divine Thought concealed.
[In Greek theology, Logos is Word and Reason, 1 a divine plan that is mirrored in the manifested deity, an outward effect of a cause, which remains forever] “an unknown 2 and unknowable 3 power.” 4
. . . [As] “speech is the Logos of thought,” 5 . . . [so] Logos is the mirror reflecting DIVINE MIND, and the Universe is the mirror of the Logos,6 though the latter is the esse of that Universe. As the Logos reflects all in the Universe of Pleroma, so man reflects in himself all that he sees and finds in his Universe, the Earth.
[Logos] is not material or physical in its constitution, and it is not objective; it is not different . . . from Parabrahman, and yet at the same time it is different from it in having an individualised existence. . . . It has consciousness and an individuality of its own. . . . it is the only personal God, perhaps, that exists in the cosmos. . . . such centres of energy [Logoi] are almost innumerable in the bosom of Parabrahman
The One becomes Two Ones: Parabrahman and Logos.
Moreover, in Occult metaphysics there are, properly speaking, two “Ones” — the One on the unreachable plane of Absoluteness and Infinity, on which no speculation is possible, and the Second “One” on the plane of Emanations. The former can neither emanate nor be divided, as it is eternal, absolute, and immutable. The Second, being, so to speak, the reflection of the first One (for it is the Logos or Ishvara, in the Universe of Illusion), can do all this. It emanates from itself — as the upper Sephirothal Triad emanates the lower seven Sephiroth — the seven Rays or DhyaniChohans; in other words, the Homogeneous becomes the Heterogeneous, the “Protyle” differentiates into the Elements. But these, unless they return into their primal Element, can never cross beyond the Laya, or zero-point.
The first One remains in the Divine Thought; the second One falls into Matter,
“The Egyptians . . . distinguished between an Older and Younger Horus; the former the brother of Osiris; the latter the Son of Osiris and Isis.” 2 . . . The first is the Idea of the world remaining in the Demiurgic Mind, “born in darkness before the creation of the world.” The second Horus is this “Idea” going forth from the Logos, becoming clothed with matter, and assuming an actual existence.
By dropping its reflection on the androgynous Waters of Space. Thus the second One becomes Three.
“When the ONE becomes two, the three-fold appears”: to wit, when the One Eternal drops its reflection into the region of Manifestation, that reflection, “the Ray,” differentiates the “Water of Space”; or, in the words of the Book of the Dead: “Chaos ceases, through the effulgence of the Ray of Primordial light dissipating total darkness by the help of the great magic power of the WORD of the [Central] Sun.” Chaos becomes male-female, and Water, incubated through Light, and the “threefold being issues as its First-born.”
The reflection becomes Three by Fohat, the Light of Logos, that sets out to reveal Unconscious Divine Thought to self-conscious minds. 1
Logos reflects the whole cosmos in itself, or, . . . the whole cosmos exists in the Logos in its germ, . . . the germ in which the whole plan of the solar system eternally exists. The image existing in the Logos becomes expanded and amplified when communicated to its light Fohat or Daiviprakriti], and is manifested in matter when the light acts upon Mulaprakriti. No impulse, no energy, no form in the cosmos can ever come into existence without having its original conception in the field of chit, which constitutes the demiurgic mind of the Logos. 2
Poimandres, the “Thought Divine” personified, says:
“The Light is I, I am the Nous [the mind or Manu], I am thy God, and I am far older than the moist principle which escapes from the shadow [‘Darkness,’ or the concealed Deity]. I am the germ of thought, the resplendent Word, the Son of God. All that thus sees and hears in thee is the Verbum of the Master, it is the Thought [Mahat] which is God, the Father.”
What is the difference between Spirit, Voice and Word?
. . . the same as between Atma, Buddhi, and Manas, in one sense. Spirit emanates from the unknown Darkness, the mystery into which none of us can penetrate. That Spirit — call it the “Spirit of God” or Primordial Substance — mirrors itself in the Waters of Space — or the still undifferentiated matter of the future Universe — and produces thereby the first flutter of differentiation in the homogeneity of primordial matter.
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