"In outward expression they possess the form of affirmation, but in meaning the force of negation." (32) Thus the assertion "It is essence" is an affirmation; "It is not an essence" a negation; "It is superessential
" is both affirmation and negation together.
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.
98), citing the Pseudo-Dionysius (The Divine Names II, 7): "If we call the superessential Mystery 'God' or 'Life' or 'Essence' or 'Light' or 'Word', we are referring to nothing other than the deicing powers which proceed from God and come down to us, creating substance, giving life, and granting wisdom." See also III, i, 29 (pp.