The first chapter describes the act of creation and asserts the priority of the one consciousness. It completely conforms to my own understanding of the first act of creation and is good enough to work with as much as is possible with words. This description is clearly superior to the tale in Genesis which feels like a plausible extraction of this work.
The first act is described as a ripple or in our words, a wave, as i also have surmised. The meaning though will be three dimensional and do note no effort is made to discuss time itself. it is simply accepted. Yet the mere idea of a ripple suggests what i understand. Such has a beginning and an end.
My own thinking suggests that the one consciousness is at the beginning utterly simple and content free and that the mere act of existence causes all.
We have confirmation that copper was the tool making material. Thus we are really from the Bronze Age with this text. We also are given a sense of geological ages in this text as well although not measured. There were great beasts in the past before mankind. Not bad for a Bronze Age text. Or this age for that matter..
Always there are ancestors back to the beginning, and back beyond to there is only God. This, then, is how these things were told in The Great Book of The Sons of Fire.
This generated power which produced light, and this formed a substance like unto a mist of invisible dust. It divided into two forms of energy through being impregnated with The Spirit of God and, quickening the chaos of the void within the Universal Womb, became spun out into whirlpools of substance. From this activity, as sparks fi-om a fire, came an infinite variety of spirit minds, each having creative powers within itself The activating word was spoken, its echoes vibrate still, and there was a stirring movement which caused instability. A command was given and this became the Everlasting Law. Henceforth, activity was controlled in harmonious rhythm and the initial inertia was overcome. The Law divided the materializing chaos from God and then established the boundaries of the Eternal Spheres.