THE SECOND POINT ON THE ELECTION OE GRACE. ON GOOD AND EVIL. .1. God is from eternity alone all. His essence divides itself into three eternal distinctions. One is the fire-world, the second the * dark world, and the third the light-world. And yet they are but one essence, one in another; but one is not the other. 2. The three distinctions are alike eternal and without bounds, and confined in no time nor place. Each distinction shuts itself in itself in a being; and its qualification is in accordance with its pro- perty, and in its qualification is also its desire, as the centrum naturae. 3. And the desire is its making, for desire makes being where there is none, and that in the essence of the desire, according to the property of the desire. And all is together only a Magia, or a hunger after being. 4. Each form makes being in its desire ; and each form fulfils itself out of the mirror of its brightness, and has its seeing in its own mirror.