Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the anc. Gr. theater, the auditorium; the cavea. See cuts under cavea and diazoma.
“Matter is not koilon, but _the absence of koilon_, and at first sight, matter and space appear to have changed places, and emptiness has become solidity, solidity has become emptiness.”
“The Latin coelum (koilon, a vault) is derived by many from the root of celare "to cover, to conceal" (coelum, "ceiling" "roof of the world").”
“But now comes the startling part of the investigation: we might expect matter to be a densification of this koilon; it is nothing of the kind.”
“Just as such bubbles are not water, but are precisely the spots from which water is absent, so these units are not koilon, but the absence of koilon -- the only spots where it is not -- specks of nothingness floating in it, so to speak, for the interior of these space-bubbles is an absolute void to the highest power of vision that we can turn upon them.”
“Quite probably this may be true of koilon, and if so it must also be capable of communicating those waves to bubbles or aggregations of bubbles, and before the light can reach our eyes there must be a downward transference from plane to plane similar to that taking place when a thought awakens emotion or causes action.”
“Incredible as this seems to our ordinary ideas, it is undoubtedly an understatement rather than an exaggeration of the true proportion as observed in the case of koilon.”
“The relative position of what we have hitherto called matter and force is still for us the same as ever; it is only that, on closer examination, both of these conceptions prove to be variants of force, the one ensouling combinations of the other, and the real "matter," koilon, is seen to be something which has hitherto been altogether outside our scheme of thought.”
“Between koilon and mûlaprakrti there must be various stages, but we have at present no direct means of estimating their number or of knowing anything whatever about them.”
“To any power of sight which we can bring to bear upon it, this koilon appears to be homogeneous, though it is probably nothing of the kind, since homogeneity can belong to the mother-substance alone.”
“The koilon in which all these bubbles are formed undoubtedly represents a part, and perhaps the principal part, of what science describes as the luminiferous æther.”
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