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Passive Principal

🜔 of the three primes or three supernals. The formative power of Source Consciousness which cultivates potentialities to manifest reality. It corresponds to the yin of the ying/yang dualism, Tamas of the Vedic gunas, the element salt in alchemy, and the form building activity of Binah (understanding) on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The passive principle is cool, wet, contracting, descending and receptive. It is the root of the pillar of severity, the will to receive, and the life power’s capacity to crystalize archetypal ideation from the divine mind into definite forms of manifestation. Its electrical charge is negative, its gender is feminine, its maternal, and saturnine bring the unmanifest into creation through receptivity to the upper forces, and thus can be seen as the cosmic mother of All.