By Alan Watts

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Wings, floating his angels spirits, and his ministers angels are, on the contrary, spirited and maketh The an order of creatures where there is neither male nor female. They are not, as some have wrongly supposed, the kind of spirits which men become when they die; they are a special and separate order of creatures, immortal fiery, to 2 1 Dime Liturgy of St, John Cbrysostcm* Preface and Trisagion. , the noted Benedictine be associated with harps and silver liturgist of Maria Laach, angels are not to trumpets the proper musical instrument for an angel being the trombone!

CHAPTER I In the Beginning <^ o In the beginning was the Word, And the Word was with God, And God was the Word. He was in the beginning with God. 1 1 is en arche or in prindpio, the same as the John i: 1-2. "In the beginning", "once upon a time" which begins all folk/tales. Mythology is the representation the unthinkable and unknowable, in terms of sensible of the supernatural, and temporal dimensions, apart from which the mind images having spatial cannot think at all. God is perforce represented as having existed from an from beginningless time.

Are, when they are made by a furthermore, as remote from the of the Real" transparently clear to conventional, and that 1 than as anything could be, for it is him it that his individuality is merely is precisely to the degree that he is no that its literal he enjoys knowledge of Reality. and proper meaning to miss the point As when 23 Prologue "acosmism" the notion that the whole conventional world is valueless and false the pUlosopUa perennis says no more than that "my kingdom is not of this world'*.

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