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    The changing glow and full effulgence of God’s infi18nite ideas, images, mark the periods of progress.

Genesis i. 20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl 21that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

    To mortal mind, the universe is liquid, solid, and aëri24form. Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand Soaring aspirationsfor solid and grand ideas. Animals and mortals metaphorically present the gradation of 27mortal thought, rising in the scale of intelligence, taking form in masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament 512 512:1of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal 3and divine Principle, Love.

Genesis i. 21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth 6abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, 9and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love. These anSeraphic symbolsgels of His presence, which have the holiest charge, abound in the spiritual atmosphere of 12Mind, and consequently reproduce their own characteristics. Their individual forms we know not, but we do know that their natures are allied to God’s nature; and 15spiritual blessings, thus typified, are the externalized, yet subjective, states of faith and spiritual understanding.

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