In Sanskrit, the language of the Rig Veda, or Rg Veda, the name, Dyaus Pitr (or Pita), translates to ‘Sky Father’. From Dyaus, which sounds like dee-ows, we derive the word ‘theos‘, the root of ‘theology‘ and ‘theocracy‘.
Also, from ‘Dyaus’ we get the Greek god’s name ‘Zeus’; and from ‘Dyaus Pitr’, we get the Roman god’s name ‘Jupitar’. Zeus and Jupiter are known to be mythological characters and hardly suspected nowadays to be the “God who art in heaven”, worshiped in monotheistic traditions. The Sky God, who is depicted as a white elderly man with a flowing beard living in the clouds, is a mythological character who represents only the Male aspect of God.
The word Deity also comes from Dyaus, which makes us think that the Father in Heaven/Sky is equivalent to God. This unfortunate confusion leads to serious imbalances when we ignore the essential divinity of the Female aspect of God, who in the Rig Veda is called Prithvi Matr (or Mata), meaning Earth Mother.
God as Eternal Comprehensive Perfection (ECP)
We may more appropriately think of God as the genderless, non-anthropomorphic totality of All that Is, Was, or ever Could Be. Therefore, God includes both Mother-Nature and Father-God; they must remain always together, equally important, equally necessary. God, in this regard, is the Eternally Comprehensive Perfection (ECP) that comes into Being via the causal Female aspect and comes into Knowing through the causal Male aspect. Throughout the emergence, differentiation and reintegration of countless eons, forevermore adorned with physical spectacles and metaphysical experiences, the ECP remains immutably in blissful enjoyment.
The Spirit of God, mentioned in the opening of Genesis, refers to an emissary from God/ECP, who comes from a more comprehensive and transcendent realm than that of physical potentiality called the ‘waters’, upon which it descended to provide “the first seed of mind”.
In the Bible, when God says, “Let there be light,” and then when God saw the light, divided the light from darkness and called the complements Day and Night, this ‘God’ is not the ECP. Rather this is a reference to the archetypal Conscious/Male, who is involved in the dual processes of Creation/Information, precisely described at the opening of Genesis.
Because conflating the mythological god with the archetypal Father-God in scriptures has led to great confusion, we will be sure to distinguish between the Male aspect of the dynamic duo (progenitors of all), and ECP: the Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotence that exceeds and underlies the contiguous realms of potentiality and actuality, described by Quadernity.