THE FOURTH POINT 57 the dark world remain a hostile poison and death, the essences being at enmity with themselves. 7. Thus there are three principles in one another, and one comprehends not the other; and the eternal Light cannot be laid hold of by anything, unless that thing fall into death, and give its essence voluntarily to the fire of Nature, and pass with its essential will out of itself into the Light, and aban- don itself wholly to the Light; and desire to will or to do nothing, but commit its will to the Light, that the Light may be its will. 8. Thus the Light seizes it, and it also the Light. And thus the evil will is given up to the Light, and the Light gives its power to the malignity, and makes of the malignity a friendly good will, which is only a love-desire; for the gentleness of the Light has wholly embodied itself in the hostile will. 9. So then God's will is done, and the evil is transformed into good, and God's love shines from his anger and fierce wrath ; and no wrath is known in God's Eternal Nature. Thus we are to under- stand how the eternal Light, or the eternal Power- tree, shines through all the three principles, un- apprehended by any of them; for so long as an essence is out of God's will (viz. the gentle light- will), so long is it solitary and dwells in itself, and comprehends nothing of God. But if it unite itself fr* dr\r\ ar\r\ HvAalr emrl cnnlr if"C r\\xrr\ Thrill Hhlipn it1.