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1686-1761, England


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[1 of 3] Law, William (1686-1761, England): primary subject "Nature, as a reflection of spiritual world": source "William Law: The Works, vol.2": detail "‘The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration, or the New Birth’"
 The outward world is but a glass, or representation of the inward; and everything and variety of things in temporal nature, must have its root, or hidden cause, in something that is more inward. 

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[2 of 3] Law, William (1686-1761, England): primary subject "Nature, as a reflection of spiritual world": source "Notes and Materials for a Biography of William Law"
Christianity: ProtestantThere is not [interpreting Jacob Boehme] the smallest thing or the smallest quality of a thing in this world, but is a quality of heaven or hell discovered [i.e. revealed] under a temporal form. Everything that is disagreeable to taste, to the sight, to our hearing, smelling or feeling has its root and ground and cause in and from hell [the dark kingdom], and is as surely in its degree the working and manifestation of hell in this world, as the most diabolical malice and wickedness is; the stink of weeds, of mire, of all poisonous, corrupted things; shrieks, horrible sounds; wrathful fire, rage of tempests and thick darkness, are all of them things that had no possibility of existence, till the fallen angels disordered their kingdom [i.e. until the inner universe was spoiled by narrow, sundered desires]. Therefore everything that is disagreeable and horrible in this life, everything that can afflict and terrify our senses, all the kinds of natural and moral evil, are only so much of the nature, effects and manifestation of hell, for hell and evil are only two words for one and the same thing. On the other hand, all that is sweet, delightful and amiable in the world, in the serenity of air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colours, the fragrance of smells, the splendour of precious stones, is nothing else but heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature.

[3 of 3] Law, William (1686-1761, England): primary subject "Nature, as a reflection of spiritual world": detail "From 'An Appeal to All who Doubt'"
Christianity: ProtestantEverything in temporal nature is descended out of that which is eternal, and stands as a palpable visible outbirth of it, so when we know how to separate the grossness, death, and darkness of time from it, we find it is in its eternal state. … In Eternal nature, or the Kingdom of Heaven, materiality stands in life and light; it is the light’s glorious Body, or that garment wherewith light is clothed, and therefore has all the properties of light in it, and only differs from light as it is its brightness and beauty, as the holder and displayer of all its colors, powers, and virtues.