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Substance and the Holy Spirit

A Tract Book Essay


Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. I

argue that when it comes to God, the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance

of the Holy Spirit. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible, the Holy

Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility.”

What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well,

Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute. What is the

Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality. Only Intuition or Mysticism can

really understand this, but this is it. The Holy Spirit, then, as Substance is Absolute

Relationality. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative, it

makes sense then that the antidote to relativism is Absolute Relationality where all

aspects of reality are related to simultaneously so that an Absolute which transcends

relativism manifests. Substance, the Holy Spirit, then, is Truth, Absolute Relationality,

and Love. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue, and I think it can, then it

seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit. As I have argued

before, the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine.