But he was a profoundly interested observer of affairs at home and among 1 The Assyrian term abubu is used of the great primeval deluge (in the Gilgamesh epic), and also of the local floods common in the country.
The primeval Being is, as opposed to the many, the One; as opposed to the finite, the Infinite, the unlimited.
It is also active force without a substratum; as active force the primeval Being is perpetually producing something else, without alteration, or motion, or diminution of itself.
For long these blocks were supposed, even by European visitors, to be relics of a primeval race of giant builders.
The system thus embraces three heads - (i) the primeval Being, (2) the ideal world and the soul, (3) the phenomenal world.