The Holy Ghost (Pneuma), however, as the Spirit of wisdom for ever dwelling with the Father, controls what the Father has appointed and the Son fulfilled, and this Spirit lives in the church.
In this original state of Pneuma God and the world are absolutely identical.
The Cosmos ` must be conceived as a single whole, its variety being referred to varying stages of condensation in Pneuma.
For example, in Chapter 1 we have already looked at the Greek word pneuma, which is most often translated ' spirit ' .
Good and evil, virtues and vices, remarks Plutarch, are all capable of being perceived "; sense, this common basis of all mental activity, is a sort of touch by which the ethereal Pneuma which is the soul's substance!