"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things" ( Isaiah 47.5).
As presented in the Old Testament, God is a totality, a composite of light and darkness, good and evil--an All. So, too, is the Gnostic deity Abraxas, from Hermann Hesse's Demian
ACTUALLY ABRAXAS, A MAGNIFICENT SEA DRAKE, EXEMPLIFIES NATURE IN ALL ITS GLORY…AND GORY. INCIDENTALY, OUR DRAGON HAS A SENSiTIVE SIDE TOO. HE’S IN LOVE…WITH A CREATURE OF MAN’S MAKING, THE GOOD SHIP ‘WINDY’.
CABALISTIC WORD, TO THE GNOSTIC MEANS ‘HIGHEST BEING’. MYTHOLOGY
( THE SHIP,’ MISS WINDY’ )
#57 WIND, GENTLE, YIELDING
"Nature would take a dragon’s form, if God would let ‘er.
Why a dragon? Can’t think of any better."
"Human subtlety . . . will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous."
Leonardo da Vinci
"He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature,"