In wisdom and understanding we have the archetypal Positive and Negative, the primordial Maleness and Femaleness, established while"countenance beheld not countenance"and manifestation was incipient. It is from these primary Pairs of Opposites that the Pillars of the Universe spring, between which is woven the web of Manifestation.
- Kabbalah, Jewish Esoteric Doctrine (B.C. 1200?-700? A.D.)