scintillant sparks or monads just alluded to — a glory-sphere,
aroma, aura, a portion of his divine Life, which is the breath of life
to all these monads, and all else that exists within the radius of the
universe. Soul, like God, is homogeneous, unparticled, indivisible,
necessarily death-proof, in itself considered, and we conclude there¬
fore Eternal, albeit no one can tell what "eternal" means, for we
cannot clearly grasp a thousand years, much less millions of— ages !
Matter, on the contrary, is heterogeneous, divisible; its Spirit is
change, and that is the quintessence of Death itself.
Erewhile I spoke of the menstruum wherein floated the rain of
soul-germs, and I gave it a name. I now give it another, LOVE ! —
which is the life of All, — the celestial influence of the Eternal One.
In beasts, apes, et c&tera, this vivific force is diffused. In some
human beings it is condensed and crystallized. In some it is not.
The first is immortal. The latter not so. Beasts, apes, Low-grade
people, have instincts, attachments, magnetic attractions, and affect¬
ion : — Man, — true men — alone have love! Beasts die. Immor¬
tal man lives on; but if man be more beast than human he must
share their fate and lot, and as that specific individual dies out, and
the divine spark, losing its consciousness, escapes, and once more
floats freely i' th' air, until God once more breathes into some man's
nostrils, and it again becomes not a quiescent, but a living, active
human soul! If he be more man than animal he may challenge
Death, defy ruin, laugh at destruction, snap his fingers in the face of
the grave, and ride triumphant and victorious o'er the mazy wreck
of worlds and countless starry universes !
But, as I have already hinted, there is such a thing as being ultra-
human, not only in the line of Narwana, but in quite another
direction. If a man reaches that mystic plane, then he comes
beneath the sway and rule of supra-human, and ultra Law, and
attains a destiny better, greater, higher than is afforded by the
ordinary immortality, which gives him so much care and trouble,
and for which he so painfully yearns and sighs !
What the destiny, state, condition, better something is, I am not
yet ready to inform the world—but may leave it for the Brother¬
hood of Eulis to impart.