She glanced down at the black abyss before them.
8 the reference to Nero redivivus as the Antichrist is manifest: "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into perdition."
But, if this were all, the Divine Being would remain an abyss dark even to itself.
Palestinian) name of Tiamat the dragon of the abyss, the natural symbol of the power of darkness, or of the kingdom of the world as opposed to the kingdom of the people of the saints of the Most High God.
130) dealing with his fatal mistake in not dismembering Austria after Wagram, and in marrying an Austrian princess - "There I stepped on to an abyss covered with flowers"; or that again (iii.
The living Nero was no longer expected to return from the East, but Nero was to be restored to life from the abyss by the dragon, i.e.
On the other hand, if we refuse to accept this identification, and hold that the beast from the abyss is yet to come, any attempt at a strict exegesis of the text plunges us in hopeless difficulties.
For, while the power of Charlemagne's successors was decaying, the papacy itself became involved in the confusion of the party strife of Italy and of the city of Rome, and was plunged in consequence into such an abyss of degradation (the so-called Pornocracy), that it was in danger of forfeiting every shred of its moral authority over Christendom.
With all due respect to Nietzsche, we have looked long into the Abyss, but the Abyss has not looked back into us.
The unpublished treatise of 1640 contained all or nearly all that he had to tell concerning human nature, but was written before the terrible events of the last years had disclosed how men might still be urged by their anti-social passions back into the abyss of anarchy.
He pictures the world in the beginning: "total darkness, formless as yet, without tending of stars, the melancholy abyss, the earth unprepared, the heaven undevelopt.
Eckhart's Godhead appears in Boehme as the abyss, the eternal nothing, the essenceless quiet ("Ungrund" and "Stille ohne Wesen" are two of Boehme's phrases).
Thus cast down from his pinnacle of greatness into an abyss of shame and misery, there was left to the brilliant master only the life of a monk.
In short, this kind of relativity leads straight to what is generally known as the abyss of solipsism."
In his system he appears to have regarded the divine nature as a vast abyss in whose pleroma were aeons of different orders and degrees, - emanations from the source of being.
Its congeners even then lived in England, as is proved by the fact that their relics have been found in the Stonesfield oolitic rocks, the deposition of which is separated from that which gave rise to the Paris Tertiary strata by an abyss of past time which we cannot venture to express even in thousands of years.
The ground and origin of all things is Pira, or more correctly Pera rabba (" the great abyss," or from -um, "to split," cf.
At the end of the world the devil Ur will swallow up the earth and the other intermediate higher worlds, and thereupon will burst and fall into the abyss of darkness where, along with all the worlds and powers of darkness, he will ultimately cease to be, so that thenceforward the universe will consist of but one everlasting world of light.
The shape is that of a truncated cone, interrupted on the west by the Valle del Bove, a huge sterile abyss, 3 m.
Satan is bound 1 and cast into the abyss, and the kingdom of Christ and of the martyrs and faithful confessors established for a thousand years.
The Scandinavian cosmogonic myth starts from the abyss, Ginnungagap, a chaos of ice, from which, as it thawed, was produced the giant Ymir.
He now proceeded to distinguish three moments in God, the first of which is the pure indifference which, in a sense, precedes all existence - the primal basis or abyss, as he calls it, in agreement with Boehme.
The Liberal party, however, realized the abyss towards which they were hurrying the country, and united their efforts to come to a constitutional understanding with the king.
Mangaia: the woman of the abyss made a child from a piece of flesh plucked out of her own side.
It only remained now for the primal man to descend into the abyss and prevent the further increase of the generations of darkness by cutting off their roots; but he could not immediately separate again the elements that had once mingled.
sinking into the abyss to rise no more.
He fell into the fathomless abyss.
And how is Earth's ocean abyss similar to a desert island?
brink of an abyss.
Nero was now a demonic monster from the abyss, and the ten kings no longer Parthians but ghostly helpers of Nero.
Every moment they perceived some friend floating around them, for a while, then sinking into the abyss to rise no more.
bottomless abyss of grief.
high jumpPhysics - The Abyss at Magna is the UK's highest indoor bungee jump.
This awful abyss is bridged by a rope, and guarded by seal sentinels.
stared into the industrial relations abyss that became the Seventies?
Remember when you step into the abyss, carry a parachute.
abyss of evil that knows no bottom.
As one teacher put it, 'The mind creates the abyss; the heart crosses it. ' From Who Dies?
It took in excess of two full loads of readymixed concrete to fill the abyss.
Victorian thinkers called it the ' great chasm ' or the ' fathomless abyss ' .
First he seemed plunged into a bottomless abyss of grief.
The Egyptian records tell that Atum " was alone in the primeval watery abyss " (35 ).
He stared down at the dark abyss between Gaia's legs.
Yet even from the highest peak he'll fall into the deepest abyss from where there's no escape.
Thursday should not be an occasion for congratulating ourselves on how far we have come from the moral abyss of National Socialism.
Then the vehicle begins the descent, you feel yourself slipping downwards, falling into the abyss.
teeter precariously over the abyss of the merely decorative.
threat of terrorism is not the only abyss into which we peer.
The site sells Abyss replica wedding rings.
Every moment they per- ceived some friend floating around them for a while -- then sinking into the dread abyss to rise no more.
entreaty us from the abyss, O Mildred, by thine entreaties.
These pages document one man's journey through the abyss of religious fascism.
humanitarianism with the horrible modern abyss between the souls of the rich and poor.
Nietzsche dared to look into the abyss of modern nihilism.
watery abyss " (35 ).
Satan will be cast, along with all those who have been delivered over to him to suffer the pains of hell, into the abyss, where he will henceforward lie powerless.
8, 12-14, where Nero is regarded as a demon coming up from the abyss to war not with Rome but with Christ and the elect.
James Callaghan for opposing laws curbing Trade Union power in 1968, as Britain stared into the industrial relations abyss that became the Seventies?
But the threat of terrorism is not the only abyss into which we peer.
The company designed Ed Harris's wedding ring in the movie The Abyss.
With fun color choices such as Abyss and Dirty Dark, boys will love the soft and comfortable feel of these jeans.
One of the more popular styles of Swiss Army shades is labeled the Swiss Army Abyss.
The Abyss: A 655 foot plunge into darkness, featuring a 50 foot vertical drop with a double or single inner tube.
When you start your own business you step into the abyss where survival will depend upon your selling and social skills, and business start up advice can save you from failure.
He terrifies Frodo, but manages to pull himself back from the abyss and dies defending the Hobbits.
From a distance, it looked as if he leapt backwards into the abyss.
Some scholars are of opinion that this writer identified Domitian with the eighth emperor, the Nero redivivus, the beast from the abyss.
Thus the late Rabbinical picture of the calf-headed brazen image of Molech within which children were burned alive is pure fable, and with it falls the favourite comparison between Molech and the Carthaginian idol from whose brazen arms children were rolled into an abyss of fire, and whom Diodorus (xux.
He cursed his inability to communicate with the rest of humanity and considered driving directly to town to seek help, but thoughts of a person trapped in the twisted wreckage, prompted him to strain his eyes in the gathering darkness and search the abyss below.
abyss of darkness will come the moaning of men who gnawed their tongues in agony.
abyss of despair.
abyss of hell 's kitchen literally comes the return of the culinary art's diminutive demon, Devil Chef!
abyss of space and there is nothing significant about humans.
abyss of death, I come to realize that I am being sustained by them to live on.
By contrast, an unlikely spark can also cross the abyss unexpectedly.
Peering over the parapet of the bridge, one saw a deep murky abyss, from which sounds of swiftly flowing water rose.
We are faced with the yawning psychological abyss of patricide.
The Blue Planet takes a journey in to the abyss where there are strange creatures straight out of Alien.
In a prayer addressed to " First birth of my birth, first beginning (or principle) of my beginning, first spirit of the spirit in me," he prays " to be restored to his deathless birth (genesis), albeit he is let a.nd hindered by his underlying nature, to the end that according to the pressing need and spur of his longing he may gaze upon the deathless principle with deathless spirit, through the deathless water, through the solid and the air; that he may be re-born through reason (or idea), that he may be consecrated, and the holy spirit breathe in"him, that he may admire the holy fire, that he may behold the abyss of the Orient, dread water, and that he may be heard of the quickening and circumambient ether; for this day he is about to gaze on the revealed reality with deathless eyes; a mortal born of mortal womb, he has been enhanced in excellence by the might of the All-powerful and by the right hand of the Deathless one," &c.
Unfortunately its contents, like its packaging, teeter precariously over the abyss of the merely decorative.
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