The Creation of the
World As told by the Sages and Archphilosophers
had always been nothing and never to be was anything. Then, unexplicably,
there was something, and it was purposeful, and it shone out the
first light that filled the void and illuminated the world. This
was good, but not good enough.
when an eon had passsed, the world changed, for the purpose was
not to be unchangeable, inevitable indeed, instead it had to be
chosen. So the purpose withdrew in parts, and in its wake grew
meaninglessness, namely all that is without purpose. Thus the
purpose named itself light, for it could be anywhere, and everywhere
it chose to be it could, and only in its absence there could be
the other and thus it was named dark. But because of this the
darkness hated the light and strove to engulf the light, but it
could not. Thus swore the dark always to be where the light was
not, so at least there be none other.
this was not good, and so when another eon had passed, there came
to be another. One that was both light and dark but also neither.
So the darkness hated this too, for although there was no light
where it was, there was was also no darkness there. But the darkness
also saw that the light wanted it to become like light, and that
it hated more than anything, So the darkness sought that it not
become light. Thus that what was both and neither became torn
with indecision, and it parted itself many times in parts great
and small, and each part chose to be like dark or light or remained
it was then and is now, and when the last choice by the lowest
of parts is made, so say the ones, that what prevails will be
all, and the other no more. Thus it will finally be good or not.
But others say, that the final word will never be spoken, that
there will always be indecision, and that, finally, will be good.