Love is the force of harmony by which all existence is made possible. For the perfect existence of the Spirit, its very nature is love. The pure soul is in harmony with Thea, with herself and with all things. And for the existence that has fallen from perfection: truly it is the music of divine harmony which sustains it in the motion of its wholeness. It is love that holds the drop of dew pendant upon a blade of grass, not flowing forth in watery profusion, but swelling within the unseen urn of its brief harmony. It is love that holds the stars within their courses, and all the worlds of the immeasurable cosmos within the harmony of the celestial music.
Truly, all the cycles of the times and the seasons; all the rhythms of the soul, of the mind and of the body: truly all these flow from the love of our Lady the Maid, that each creation may not decompose flying away into black eternal chaos. For light is the essence and love is the form. And it is by love that the essence of a tree remains a tree. Else it might as well become a rushing wind or a forked lightning flash.
NCUV edited by S.A. Morrigan
Since my comments on my last post were so extensive, I do not want to make many comments here. What I do want to do is the cite a few quotations from Greek mythological thought. These quotations second much of what is said above. The quotations come from a book I have begun reading titled ‘The Origin of Aphrodite by Stephanie Lynn Budin. Stephanie Budin is a noted scholar of ancient history and is the author of The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity. From what I have read so far the Origin of Aphrodite is an excellent book. The quotations are:
“The earth is in love with the rain, whenso’er the dry ground, fruitless in drought, hath need of moisture. And the august heaven , filled with rain, loves to cast itself upon the earth through Aprodite’s spell. And when the twin mingle as one, they cause all things to grow for us, and nurture them as well, – all things by which the race of mortals lives and flourishes.”
Euripedes as cited by Athenaios
“Kypris moves through the air, she dwells in the sea wave, and all things come from her. She it is that gives and implants love, and the love of which all we of earth are begotten.”
The Hippolytos of Euripides.
I only want to point out that the ancient Greeks as does De’anism viewed the universe as living and as being ensouled. Thus earth, sky, mountains, rivers and most of what is called inanimate matter by the modernn world view is in fact viewed as alive and living.