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Pordage, John - Air is the third matter of eternal nature’s essence



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The Wisdom of John Pordage [editor Arthur Versluis]

The third element is air, a brisk, cooling, refreshing, reviving quickening pleasant essence, breath or wind.  It blows up the fire, lest it be suffocated and gives motion to the water, driving away the dark clouds from the light essence.  It is the food of all the properties and also the chariot of the spirit of God, who rides upon the wings of this wind to separate the precious and the vile, the wheat and the chaff.  Its essential properties are clarity, transparency, volatility, levity, celerity and penetrability

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Pordage, John

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