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Before the beginning

Thursday, 3 Mar 2022

An image of one followed by another on Dr John Dunn. Cosmogenesis

Building the prosimetrum

Before the beginning

In the beginning does not come first.

What came first was without form, and void, and dark.

Ananke came first, the One, the forever, the undisturbed, the inevitable.

In the beginning was love.

Love as the ‘originating Principle’ can have no presupposition.

Love can strike at any time.

Love has the power of creation.

Love has the power of imagination.

When William Blake claimed that the imagination is God, he was rejecting God as a presuppositional object of idolatry, locating the Divine instead in the mind of man.

…he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)

I have added below an extract from my Child of Encounter:

Śūnyatā,nothing,void or emptiness, the starting point, the nature of the Supreme Consciousness or Shiva. Śūnya, the word for zero, the Bindu beyond one and many and beyond human intellect. Sacred symbol of the cosmos in its unmanifested state, the point around which the cosmos is created, applied to the forehead. Śūnya, 0, the ultimate self- regulating system, the ultimate equilibrium. Even its symbol a circle is closed, admitting of no intervention. Yet an intervention was made, a breaking open of the circle. What was capable of a spontaneous act of such creativity, such immense childish frivolity?

© John Dunn.

Pictured: Apollo Chasing Daphne, Cornelis de Vos, 1630

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