De Sacramentis 1.1.15

1.1.15 “What was done with that primal light after the creation of the sun; and whether the sun was made substantially from the same.” The creation of light on the first day of the week prompts the question of what happened to this light after the creation of the sun and its light on the third day of the week. One answer that has been posed is that “now no traces of it can be found ,ever since the brightness of the sun shone forth.” Another position is that “there are still left certain slight remnants of it which here and there periodically appear by night on the inner periphery of the firmament to those who gaze rather carefully.” (The Northern Lights as the residue of the original, first-day-of-creation light.) Hugh’s own position, however, is that it was precisely the light made on the first day of the week that was “afterwards transformed into the substance of the sun,” yet “with increased clarity” and hence with “a better form.” (The Sun as recycled first-day light.)

 

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