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Strange Opinions Of Some Indians Concerning The Supreme Being

( Originally Published Late 1800's )


The Indian Gentiles feign that a certain immense spider was the first cause of all things ; which, drawing the matter from its own bowels, wove the web of this universe, and disposed it with wonderful art : she in the meantime, sitting in the centre of her work, feels and directs the motion of every part, till at length, when she has pleased herself sufficiently, in ordering and contemplating this web, she draws all the threads she had spun out again into herself, and, having absorbed them, the universal nature of all creatures vanishes into nothing.

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