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iscard the mirror, and yet cannot. And there-
>re the craving seeks the limit of the beginning,
nd passes out of the mirror. Thus the mirror
i broken, and the breaking is a turba, as a dying
f the formed or comprehended life.
8.  And  it  is   highly  recognizable  by  us   how
tie imagination  of the Eternal Nature  has the
irba   in   the  craving,   in  the  Mystery,  but  not
wakenable, unless the creature, as the mirror of
ternity,  doth itself awaken this,  viz. the fierce
rrath, which in eternity is hidden in mystery.
9.  And we see here, when the Eternal Nature
tut itself in motion once for all by the creation of
he world, that the fierce wrath was awakened too,
,nd also manifested itself in creatures.    As indeed
re find many evil beasts, likewise herbs and trees,
,s also worms, toads, serpents  and the  like,—of
phieh the Eternal Nature hath a loathing, and the
aalignity and poison is nourished only in its own
10.  And therefore the Eternal Nature seeks the
imit  of the  malignity,   and  would  abandon  it.
Chen it falls into the turba, as into a dying;   and
ret there is no dying, but a spewing-out in the
Mystery, where the malignity with its life must
itand apart as in a darkness.    For the Eternal
sFature abandons it and casts it into shade, so that
t stands thus by itself as an evil, poisonous, fierce
nysterium, and is itself its own magic as a craving
)f the poisonful anguish.