Genesis i. 21. And God created great whales, and every
living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth
abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after
his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power,
and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love. These angels
of His presence, which have the holiest
charge, abound in the spiritual atmosphere of
Mind, and consequently reproduce their own
characteristics. Their individual forms we know not, but we do
know that their natures are allied to God's nature; and
spiritual blessings, thus typified, are the externalized, yet
subjective, states of faith and spiritual understanding.
Genesis i. 22. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let
fowl multiply in the earth.
Spirit blesses the multiplication of its own pure and
perfect ideas. From the infinite elements of the one
Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and
quantity, and these are mental, both primarily
and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only
through the spiritual senses. Mortal mind inverts the true
likeness, and confers animal names and natures upon its
own misconceptions. Ignorant of the origin and operations
of mortal mind, - that is, ignorant of itself, - this
so-called mind puts forth its own qualities, and claims
God as their author; albeit God is ignorant of the existence
of both this mortal mentality, so-called, and its
claim, for the claim usurps the deific prerogatives and is
an attempted infringement on infinity.
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