This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Creation as divine play

When the creative Logos goes about it cosmic work, impressing its contents or its ‘seeds’ into the ‘womb’ of the world, what is produced is Wisdom, or from a point of view mentioned earlier, Maya, creation.

It is significant here to point out that Maya as Lila is understood as ‘divine play,’ since it is said in Hinduism (and in Christianity) that God creates not because he must but as a kind playful art. And since we have drawn parallels between Mary and Maya, and between Maya and Wisdom, we should recall that in Proverbs 8:30 the voice of Wisdom recalls how during the creation of the world she was ‘with him forming all things…playing before him at all times.”

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