195. The first degree is the all in all things of the subsequent degrees. The reason is that the degrees in every vessel and in every phenomenon are homogeneous; and they are homogeneous because they come into being from the first degree. For their formation is such that the first element by bundlings or conglomerations, in a word, by aggregations, produces the second, and through that the third; and it keeps each distinct from the other by enveloping it in a covering. It is apparent from this that the first degree is the principal and only governing one in those that follow; consequently, that the first degree is the all in all things of the subsequent degrees.