However Eriugena explains that by saying "It is superessential
," one is not stating what it is but what it is not, that it is not essence but more than essence, without revealing what that is which is more than essence.
The principal intention of his "physiology" and its subject matter is, in his own words, the Superessential
Essence, the creative Cause of everything that is and of everything that is not (22).
For transcending yourself and all things, by the immeasurable and absolute ecstasy of a pure mind, leaving behind all things and freed from all things, you will ascend to the superessential ray of the divine darkness.
81), in which Gregory again cites the Pseudo-Dionysius: "As the great [Dionysius] says, 'When we call the superessential [N.
In the Dionysian view, goodness is the preeminent attribute of God; it is the very definition of the superessential
Godhead and the deepest basis for God's creative activity.