"the father of Christian mysticism" writes about contemplation as a path of purity, enlightenment, union with the eternal. It will bring the soul back to its eternal absolute origin. For most souls he recommends (our) affirmative contemplation. But he adds that the highest contemplation is a negation, that is to enter divine darkness, a state beyond enlightened knowledge ( limitations). In the unlimited absolute is nothingness, There is what a Hindu names adwaita, "not duality of opposites" There is what some Buddhists name "sunyata", emptiness. A Jewish cabalist may say that there is "Ain Soph Aur" which means the same nothingness. He may read how eternal nothingness "emanated Gods (Elohim), heavens and earth in the beginning" (Genesis). One of

three objects is often translated as the subject:

that God in the beginning created heaven and earth. Problems are even created when Hebraic indefinite tense in most bibles are translated as

petitions: "may God change and become more giving". Arepagita brought neo-Platonic ideasebrHHöööööööööö to Christians. Compare how a psychoanalyst, Jung, writes in his book "Seven sermons to the dead" that Basilides of Alexandria from the apostle Matthew had learnt original Christian gnosis of the same kind: that there is an eternal "Pleroma"-nature which is nothingness from our point of view. That is our innermost nature and the beginning and end of all incarnations. From our Pleroma-nature emanate the opposites, first what some call God and Devil. "God" has always with him "Devil" as long as we manifest. Our God- and Devil-nature will be reabsorbed

in the nothingness and will again be emanated during periods of manifestation. Our absolute

nature is beyond thinking and being. Our Pleroma-nature is beyond opposites. That means real peace. Jesus says "Blessed are those pure in spirit". In Pleroma-spirit are we poor in the sense beyond all what we find in the worlds of opposites. In common contemplation you may concentrate on all the opposite manifestations. But do now even try to contemplate your innermost "nothingness". There is peace

which passeth understanding