IV

The divine image is a double one. There are the heads of light and of shadow, the white ideal and the black ideal, the upper head and the lower. One is the dream of the Man-God, the other is the invention of the God-Man. One represents the God of the wise, and the other, the idol of the lowly.

All light, in truth, implies shadow and possesses its brilliance only in opposition to that shadow. The luminous head pours out upon the dark one a constant dew of splendour. “Let me in, my beloved,” says God to intelligence, “for my head is filled with dew, and among the curls of my hair wander the tears of night.”

This dew is the manna by which the souls of the just are nourished. The elect are hungry for it and gather it abundantly in the fields of heaven. “These drops are round pearls, brilliant as diamonds and clear as crystal. They are white and glow with all colours, for there is one simple truth alone: the splendour of all things.

The Book of Splendours : The Inner Mysteries of Qabalism: its Relationship to Freemasonry, Numerology and Tarot.