22. Even as the diamond shall glow red for the rose, and green for the rose-leaf; so shalt thou abide apart from the Impressions.
23. I am thou, and the Pillar is 'stablished in the void.
I once owned a copy of the Holy Books, which included LXV. This was a very long time ago now. Much of the text seems familiar for this reason, but generally I do not remember it well enough to anticipate it. The sentiment in 22 is almost exactly what I wrote yesterday. I thought I was making a comment when fact was I was simply stating something just over the horizon I had read many years before.
It is a potent analogy, and pretty much stands alone for that reason. Is this how we are to understand 'I am thou', as a mingling of impression and substance?
Is the Pillar a result of this identification; or just a fact that stands along side of it; or are they two goals, different, but noteworthy that both are achieved?
The Pillar itself stands as an edifice. What is achieved her? What primal desire or plan is finally realized?
Love and Will
"I remember seeing Atlas looking at a world whose hoops and rings had been broken by Copernicus, where Tycho Brahe placed his back beneath the globe, and a shouting Ptolemy tried to support the round lump, to stop it from falling into the void. In the mean time Copernicus was breaking many crystal spheres that were placed around the globe and was stamping out the little lights that flickered in the crystal jars." (de Hooghe, Hieroglyphica, Amsterdam, 1744)