Logos
A Greek term generally translated in the Christian New Testament
as ‘‘Word’’ but meaning essential thought or concept.
In its theological sense, it refers to the creative power (word) of
God; in logic, grammar, and rhetoric it indicates meaningful
and significant statement. The concept of the ontological creative
sound is common to both Hellenic and Jewish theology,
which may have influenced each other. Logos is also analogous
to the word ‘‘AUM’’ in Hindu mysticism.
The term has been utilized in Theosophy. ‘‘Fohat’’ is the
term very commonly used in Theosophy to designate the Deity.
Along with the great religions, Theosophy has, as the beginning
of its scheme, a Deity who is altogether beyond human
knowledge or conception, whether in the ordinary or the clairvoyant
states. But when the Deity manifests to man through his
works of creation, He is known as the Logos.
Essentially God is infinite, but when He encloses a ‘‘ringpass-not’’
within which to build a cosmos, He has set limits to
Himself, and what we can know of Him is contained in these
limits.
He appears in a triple aspect, but this is, of course, merely
an appearance, for in reality He is a unity. This triple aspect
shows Him as Will, Wisdom, and Activity, and from each of
these came forth one of the creative life waves that formed the
universe. The third wave created matter, the second wave aggregated
diffuse matter into form, and the first wave brought
with it the Monad, that scintillation of Himself which took possession
of formed matter and thereby started the process of
evolution.

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