Eclipses – What are They?


In a few weeks, a Solar Eclipse will be visible in the United States, which is being called, “The Great American Eclipse.” Many people are making plans to watch this eclipse. I am planning on staying inside and closing my blinds until it is over. Why is that?

In order to explain, it seems necessary to take a step back and to discuss some important metaphysical principles. These principles are the interplay between essence and substance and between Light and Dark.

Essence and Substance

Wooden ChairEverything that exists in manifestation has both essence and substance. Essence is what something is, substance is what it is made from.

Is a wooden chair more like a chair made of metal and fabric, or is it more like a wooden table?

If one is considering the essence of the wooden chair, the answer would of course be that it was more like a…

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