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15 The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multi‐Divine propagationtudinous forms of Mind and governs the mul‐18tiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagat‐ing power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind 21 which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
24 Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the men‐tal molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all Ever-appearing creationexpresses Science and art throughout His 27 creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever con‐tinue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. 30Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas mate‐rial. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall 508 508:1to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man. But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind 3 is All and reproduces all — as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind’s infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, 6a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which gov‐erns all.
God determines the gender of His own ideas. Gen‐der is mental, not material. The seed within itself is 15Mind’s pure thoughtthe pure thought emanating from divine Mind. The feminine gender is not yet ex‐pressed in the text. Gender means simply kind or sort, 18 and does not necessarily refer either to masculinity or femininity. The word is not confined to sexuality, and grammars always recognize a neuter gender, neither 21male nor female. The Mind or intelligence of produc‐tion names the female gender last in the ascending order of creation. The intelligent individual idea, be it male 24or female, rising from the lesser to the greater, unfolds the infinitude of Love.