Light and Divine
Like bees and butterflies around a candle light during a dark night, our bodies, minds and souls get attracted to the ‘light’. The symbolism of Light around the world is mapped within our spiritual practices that use 'Light' as a medium and our spiritual experiences of Divine that often have ‘light’ as the central point.
We use words like: ‘divine light’, ‘clear light’, ‘enlightenment’, ‘pure light’, ‘light body’, ‘astral light’ to express our highest meditative states, prayer contemplations, and our overall connection with what we call ‘Divine’.
Symbolism of Light
Even though we see God as encompassing, omnipotent and omnipresent, we prefer to meet Him or Her diving into the qualities of ‘light’ rather than ‘darkness’. Light attracts our souls’ imagination and our symbolic spiritual journey is the one of: ‘lightness of being’, ‘light carriers’, ‘light diamond body’.
The symbolism of ‘light’ all across the cultures connects us with consciousness, wisdom, moral purity, intelligence, angels, beauty.
Light and Various Religious Practices
The worship of light in the form of sun worship or fire worship is one of the earliest form of worships.
The Hebrew saw the very beginning of creation as:'God said: Let there be light, and there was light'
Zoroaster, in ancient Persia, called the principle of light, Ormuzd, that was born of the purest light, and the principle of darkness, Ahriman, that sprung from utter darkness.
Pythagoras also belived that two antagonistic principles rule the creation. The first one was unity, light, the right hand, stability, symbolised by a straight line; the second one was darkness, the left hand, instability, symbolised by a curved line.
The Cabalists say that before the creation of the world, existed only Aur en soph, or the Eternal Light, and when the Divine Mind willed to become Nature, the Eternal Light emanated its radiance from a central point.
Spiritual Quotes About Light as Divine Force
The Symbolism of Freemasonry, by Albert G. Mackey, 1882, The Masonic Rite of Intrusting
'It (This rite of intrusting) begins, however, with the communication of LIGHT, which, although but a preparation for the development of the mysteries which are to follow, must be considered as one of the most important symbols in the whole science of masonic symbolism. So important, indeed, is it, and so much does it pervade with its influence and its relations the whole masonic system, that Freemasonry itself anciently received, among other appellations, that of Lux, or Light, to signify that it is to be regarded as that sublime doctrine of Divine Truth by which the path of him who has attained it is to be illuminated in his pilgrimage of life.'
Rudolf Steiner Spiritual Poem about Light and Archangel Michael, the ruler of Cosmic Inteligence
The Chi Kung exercises are based upon the circulation of the imaginary Light through the different energy centres. According to Taoists, Light cleanses and gives the practitioner an amazing source of Strength.
'The Golden Flower is the Light. What colour has the light? One uses the Golden Flower as an image. It is the true power of the transcendent Great One...'
Extracts from the Secret of the Golden Flower
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