Notes on the nature of God and the Emanations

These notes are in reference to previous posts I made on the nature of God, which if you haven’t read, I will link below.

It should be noted that both the roots for the term God and Emanation have to do with water in some capacity, and both refer to the flowing, or pouring out of a liquid substance. The root Ǵʰew is used for libation, a pouring out of water, which is derived from the root of Ǵʰē, which means release, or letting go of something.

The root Meh₂ that becomes the word Emanation is fairly multifaceted. It implies a wetness or dampness, but also means a moment in time, or an opportune moment. It also has the meaning of something good, or great depending on use. In certain descendant languages such as in Celtic and Germanic languages, it gathers an additional meaning relating to an increase in quantity such as in the words most, or more.

Going on to look at another root, which I’ll say is not really a root in it’s own right, is (s)meh₂, which means to signal or to beckon. It is the origin of the word manus in Latin, or hand. This root is just a transformed use of Meh₂, primarily in the genitive sense, since it has an s-mobile attached to the front of it. It reveals that Meh₂ has yet another feature that is related to the hand, and in the Latin sense, has the attribute of having power over people or things.

Based on this, I’ll conclude the following:

The nature of God is that of a constant and creative libation, or a cosmic flow; a releasing, or pouring out of all creation, like water spilling forth from a spring. This release is the the constant act of creation and recreation; all of creation is constant change. This occurs at no singular point in time, but is happening at all times, and it does not cease in how much it spills forth.

The nature of the Emanations is that of the constant dispersal or extensions of the cosmic flow. That is, the ever-expansive and ever-increasing act of creation. The constant dispersal allows for instances in time where the constant change is readily presenced and therefore, known. This could be interpreted as Providence, as dictated by certain traditions.

The most basic forms we may come to know them by, is the phenomena of the world we inhabit – that which are called the Gods of the ancients. Each Emanation in its own right as an extension of the cosmic flow holds its own power over what it manifests as, but this does not mean they are static in nature; they themselves flow forth just as all things in the cosmos and are subject to constant change.

The presencing of an Emanation is a natural theophany, and is a sign, or a metaphorical hand that extends itself from the primal source, the God, to the human.