By Eliphas Levi – “God is really present when a collection of souls and touched hearts worship him; he is sensibly and terribly absenttwo faces god when one speaks of him without fire or without light, that is to say, without intelligence and without love.

The idea that one must have of God, according to the wise kabalist, is that of saint Paul himself who will reveal it to us:

“In order to reach God, says the apostle, ‘one must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him’.”

Thus, nothing outside of the idea of being, joined with the notion of goodness and justice, since this idea alone is absolute.

To say that God is not, or to define what God is, are equally blasphemy.

Every definition of God, ventured by human intelligence, is a recipe of religious empiricism, through which superstition will later be able to extract a devil.

In kabalistic symbolism, God is always represented by a double image, one upright, the other reversed, one white and the other black.”

– Eliphas Levi, “The Introduction to the History of Magic”

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