Unfolding of Creation

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The Unfolding of Creation (or just The Unfolding) refers to the process of physical Creation as an Unfolding of Consciousness.

List of Syncretic Terms

Unfolding of Creation > Emanation, The Upbuilding

Notes

R.M. Bucke uses The Upbuilding and The Unfolding to refer to the Unfolding of Creation.

"What I mean is that though our teachings insist upon the identity of spirit and matter, and though we say that spirit is potential matter, and matter simply crystallized spirit (e.g., as ice is solidified steam)..." [1]

"We believe in no creation, but in the periodical and consecutive appearances of the universe from the subjective on to the objective plane of being, at regular intervals of time, covering periods of immense duration....The Hindoos call such alternations the "Days and Nights of Brahma," or the time of Manvantara and that of Pralaya (dissolution). The Westerns may call them Universal Days and Nights if they prefer. During the latter (the nights) All is in All; every atom is resolved into one Homogeneity."[2]

Footnotes

  1. Blavatsky, H. P. The Key to Theosophy: A Clear Exposition Based on the Wisdom Religion of All Ages. Theosophical University Press, 1889.
  2. Blavatsky, H. P. The Key to Theosophy: A Clear Exposition Based on the Wisdom Religion of All Ages. Theosophical University Press, 1889.