ON THE DIVINE INTUITION 203 id soft have taken their origin. This we recognize metals. For every matter which is hard, as are etals and stones, as also wood, herbs and the like, is within it a very noble tincture and high spirit • power. As also is to be recognized in the bones • creatures, how the noblest tincture according • the power of the Light, or the greatest sweetness, in the marrow of the bones ; and, on the other md, in the blood there is only a fiery tincture, z. in sulphur, salt and mercury. This is under- oVl thus : 44. God is the eternal One, or the greatest intleness [stillness], so far as he exists in himself .dependently of his motion and manifestation, ut in his motion he is called a God in trinity, lat is, a triune Being, where we speak of three id yet but of one, and in accordance with which 2 is called the eternal Power and Word. This is te precious and supreme ground, and thus to be msidered : The divine will shuts itself in a place > selfhood, as to power, and becomes active in self; but also by its activity goes forth, and takes for itself an object, viz. wisdom, through hich the ground and origin of all beings has risen. 45. In like manner know this : All that is soft, mtle and thin in the existence of this world is nanating and self-giving; and its ground and dgin is in accordance with the Unity of eternity, ic Unity perpetually emanating from itself. And ideed in the very nature of thinness or rarity, 3 in water and air, we understand no sensation r pain, so far as that nature is one in itself.