This is in stark contrast to the crude anthropomorphism, which is still the backbone of our current theology.
“The One Life is deity itself, immutable, omnipresent, eternal,” says the teaching. And the distinction “between organic and inorganic matter is fallacious and nonexistent in nature.”
“Matter in all its phases, is merely a vehicle for the manifestation through it, of LIFE.
Therefore, “the whole secret of Life,” says The Secret Doctrine, can only be discovered “in the unbroken series of its manifestations: whether in, or apart from, the physical body. Because if —
‘Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of Eternity…’*
— yet it is itself part and parcel of that Eternity — for life alone can understand life. It is the One Life, eternal, invisible, yet Omnipresent, without beginning or end.” (*Adonais, by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
“Light is the first begotten, and the first emanation of the Supreme, and Light is Life, says the evangelist. Both are electricity — the life-principle, the anima mundi, pervading the universe, the electric vivifier of all things.
“Light is the great Protean magician, and under the Divine Will of the architect, its multifarious, omnipotent waves gave birth to every form as well as to every living being.” (Isis Unveiled 1:258)
It is “periodical in its regular manifestations, between which periods reigns the dark mystery of non-Being — unconscious, yet absolute Consciousness — unrealisable, yet the one self-existing reality,” (Secret Doctrine 1:2): — “truly, ‘a chaos to the sense, a Kosmos to the reason.'”