Light and communication

Light is a single act that can be divided in two by the mind: the resplendence, and the illumination. The resplendence belongs to the light itself, and the illumination in the communication of the nature of light to another. The case is similar with fire. This is an exemplar of the communicability of act: for the more some nature is in act, the greater its communication to another. The limiting case of this, both in thought and in reality, the the procession of persons in the Trinity; beneath this, there is the angelic communication, where one angel illuminates another by sharing the very light of his mind; and beneath this, there are men, who illuminate others only by some physical medium, by moving their bodies in some way and making physical symbols.

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