‚everything In Temporal Nature, Is Descended Out Of The Eternal‘ William Law.
William Law writes:
by Genova Maaa my mother
„Everything in temporal nature, is descended out of that which is eternal, and stands as a palpable visible outbirth of it, so when we know how to separate the grossness, death, and darkness of time from it, we find what it is in its eternal state….
In Eternal Nature, or the Kingdom of Heaven, materiality stands in life and light; it is the light's glorious Body, or that garment wherewith light is clothed, and therefore has all the properties of light in it, and only differs from light as it is its brightness
and beauty, as the holder and displayer of all its colours, powers and virtues'
(Liberal and Mystical Writings of William Law, „An appeal to all who doubt' p.52) .
As a matter of fact William Law is here spreading the news which a long line of practical mystics had been crying for centuries into the deaf ears of mankind.
He was saying in the eighteenth century what Gregory of Nyssa had said in the fourth
and Erigena in the ninth century.