“On the physical plane, we do not say that something is light unless we can see it with our eyes. That which our eyes cannot see we call shadow or night, and even compared with certain animals that have night vision, our perception in this respect is relative. If nothing in your previous experience has prepared you to understand the thought of a very great philosopher or scientist, however much light it may shed on certain questions, many things will remain obscure for you.
In fact, the more luminous their thought, the more obscure it will seem to those who are incapable of understanding it. In this context, the words ‘darkness’ and ‘obscurity’ are not intended to define an objective reality: only to express our inability to grasp it mentally. Whereas what we call light corresponds to a reality that is more accessible. This is why we can say that, for us, light always emerges from darkness.
This means that we shall never know whether darkness is truly dark, or whether it simply appears as darkness to us because of our inability to see. How can we know whether darkness is a reality or not? The initiates can help us to understand this: in their desire to instruct human beings in the mysteries of God and of creation, they teach that light is born of darkness.
In the beginning of the Book of Genesis, for instance, it says: ‘The earth was a formless void, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light;” and there was light.”
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Angels and the Mysteries of the Tree of Life, Izvor 236, Chapter 6 Ain Soph Aur – Unlimited Light