In the before creation(we can't say in the time before because time hadn't been created yet.) there where the Guru(pleroma, truth, etc.) and Druj(non existence, lies, etc.), and they where separated and always the same, The Guru the static, things as they are, and Druj an undifferentiated chaos, always changing yet never into something else. Nothing was created, nothing was altered and nothing was destroyed. Then though the chance the Guru met Druj.
The Guru knowing the truth said, "Look at me for I'm beautiful" while Druj said, "Don't look at me for I'm ugly." But Druj was without truth as that was the sole domain of the Guru. The Guru realized Durj was even more beautiful than him self and desired to marry her. The Guru sacrificed a part on himself, his own limits to Durj and in so doing the universe and all of eternity was born as the two uncreated primordials merged into one. The Guru, respecting his wife's desire to be unseen made it so no matter where you look you can only observe existence. The light of the Guru was dispersed in the far greater darkness of Drug.The new creation had many truths but also had many lies, But us his great wisdom the Guru made it so that lies(knowledge that is not according to Actuality) would turn into truths not as things that happened but as fictions. Actuality was build like a nesting doll. Each bit of light going from the observable reality down to Druj at its core, each layer an illusion of the layer below it.
- "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing."from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus as translated by Dennis W. Hauck