Dec 13, 2013

Conference of the Elements, or, The Un-Time Before Creation

A long time before the universe was, and a long time before time itself, the mothers and fathers of the atoms sat in their invisible castles and brooded.

Until Fire rose from his couch and got on the phone – I mean, what passed for a phone in the proto-Universe.

New World Hypostasis: Four
by John Magnet Bell

By "mothers and fathers of the atoms" I mean the classical four elements of the Greeks: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The Fifth Element, they referred to as "aether" -- which scientists tried to revive as a factor in explaining light and gravity.

Segment of the macrocosm showing the elemental spheres of terra (earth),
aqua (water), aer (air), and ignis (fire). 
Robert Fludd. 1617. - via Wikipedia
by John Magnet Bell

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