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.
A certain warmth, akin to the vital heat of organic being, seems to be found in inorganic nature: vapours from the earth, hot springs, sparks from the flint, were claimed as the last remnant of Pneuma not yet utterly slackened and cold.
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.
The simplest reflection among savages and halfcivilized men connects vitality with the air inhaled in Pneuma.