is in man the soul, remains eternally, for it has
arisen from the EternaL
24. But if something be born from the eternal
centre of wrath, that may enter into its renova-
tion, if it will. As the Eternal Nature of the
essence of external Nature renews itself, and aban-
dons that which it made in the beginning, and
retains only the magical image which it brought
out of the eternal will into the outward by the
Verbum Fiat at creation ; so may man also renew
that which he makes. If he abandon the earthly,
then he may renew that which he has progenerated
from the Eternal; but if it be not renewed, it
remains in the source.
25. For all that becomes not or is not as fire,
light and water, cannot subsist in freedom, but
remains in the source of that which it has awakened
or made in itself,—understand, from the centrum
naturae. Whatever it has. introduced into the
will of freedom will thus be for it a torment and
'gnawing, or contrary opposite will, which it has
generated from its own nature, by which it has
made freedom dark for itself, so that the light
cannot shine through. That will be its darkness.
26. For where the will is dark, there also the being
of the will, or its body, is dark; and where the will
is in torment, there also the body is in torment.
For which cause the children of the light of free-
dom will be separated in the source of anguish from
the children of darkness, each into its principle.
27. Further, we give you to understand that each
principle generates its own life according to its