This one substance appears to be divided into many substances known as the elements of matter. The one universal substance first divides itself into the appearance of the two opposites, one on either side. Then two others appear as two more opposites of the one. Then two more of increasing energy and harder crystals appear. Then the cosmic pendulum forms one more which registers itself as neither one opposite nor the other, but it is a bi-sexual element of maximum opposition in all periodicities of motion. These seven apparently different substances (M A T T E R) are but different states of motion of the one substance. they are the tones of an octave; and there are ten octaves of seven tones each. In the last four octaves are many mid-tones, each one registering its own state of motion. Man calls these various states of motion the one substance by many names, and they appear to be many substances. The apparent difference between the many is due solely to difference in motion and not to substance. Many states of motion are possible but there are not two substances in the universe. There is only one substance. There can only be one substance. As all states of motion are measurable and are under the absolute control of mind, and as man is mind, man may, with dawning knowledge of causes, change any one state of motion into any other state of motion, and by doing so transmute any one substance into any other one. The granite rock may become gold, or radium, at will of the man.
Evolution is the concentrative desire of mind to create the idea of many substances out of the one. Dissolution is the decentrative desire of mind to return that which it has created back into its source in the one.
*[If ever I had wanted something to be re-blogged, it was this]