|Chapter 1||The Great Gospel of John, Book 1|
18. Now this humbling realisation turns the initial feeling of exaltation also into a feeling of humility, which for the feeling of exaltation is a most necessary and unavoidable matter as will be plainly shown hereinafter.
19. The feeling of exaltation puts up a mighty resistance to such humiliation and wants to crush the other feeling.
20. Such a conflict then causes anger and finally hate against the First Cause of all that exists and resulting from that against the lowly feeling of humility and dependence, whereupon the feeling of exaltation becomes weak and benighted and the primal light within the created being gives way to night and darkness. This night and this darkness is then hardly able to recognise the primal light within itself and, as blind but still independent, distances itself from the First Cause of its existence and creation unable to recognise the same in its delusion.
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