There is a source of all creation, a something (or nothing) out of which
everything else arises. It is impossible to name it, because as soon as
you even try to name it, that isn't it any more. So some ancient Egyptians
decided to call it Atum, a good a name as any, especially as it means 'the
source'. They then described themselves as the children of Atum. Their story
is, quite naturally, also our story, for like the ancient Egyptians we are
also the children of the source of all creation. The story of our lives
and interactions is the story of Atum getting to know itself through the
lives of its creation. We may not be ancient Egyptians yet in another sense,
we have never been anything else. The Creator and the Created is One in
its endless becoming.
To know itself, Atum has to become something other than nothing. After all,
if you are nothing (or next to nothing), it is pretty hard to relate to
yourself, let alone to anyone or anything else. The first thing Atum is
aware of (on a level that we can understand) is that it is moving along.
Then, having moved along, Atum realizes that some thing has passed. This
is the first born child of Atum, the first born 'neter'. A neter is a bit
like a god or goddess only more than that. A neter represents the spiritual
essence and principles within all things.
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