Symbols - What does heaven look like
The symbolic meaning of Nyx appears to have changed over time leading to great confusion. Nyx in later symbolism, simply means Night and is then related to the spiritual path – the Four seasons and the hours.
But in early Greek mythology, Nyx was one of the primordial deities - the first gods and goddesses born from primordial Chaos. Hesiod's Theogony lists these first systems of the universe as Chaos, Gaia, Tartarus, Eros and Nyx.
- Chaos is chaos! Thus the Creator starts to make the first systems from chaos – unprogrammed energy.
- Gaia is the Mother from the symbolism of the Mother and Father. The Father is symbolic of the creative force, the Mother is the Created, thus she personifies a sort of storage area for the systems of the universe
- Tartarus is the first abyss – see the map of the Egg. The abyss serves as a means of recycling energy and a protective barricade.
- Eros - Then we have Eros – the personification of divine love, from which all the subsystems of love will flow.
- Nyx - And then we have Nyx, variously named as Darkness as opposed to Light. In theory Hurt and hate – the opposite of Love and from which destruction is born.
Everything created is made of Darkness and Light. In the human mind these become Light – the Subconscious, and Darkness – the Conscious Intellect – that which separates us from the Light.
But these are just sub-functions, one tiny part of the whole picture.
The universe was constructed from contrasts, and Darkness and Light are opposites. They are constantly opposing forces tugging in opposite directions and it is only the contrast and the battle that produces activity and change, that produces form.
Think of the material world as a ball bearing running on a rail. On one side Darkness and on the other Light. If the scales tip one way the ball rolls in that direction – activity. If it tips the other way, it rolls back, more activity. The very act of rolling gives shape to the ball bearing. If absolute balance is achieved there is no activity and the ball bearing drops out of sight! It is not destroyed, all that happens is that its visible self disappears and the ball bearing stops being physical and moves into a different non physical plane.