TODAY I ONCE AGAIN call up before the eye of your spirit the picture of Primordial Creation as I have given it to you so far.
After Parsifal you see the first four of the Primordial Beings who occupy the uppermost of the seven steps in the Primordial Spiritual:
Od-shi-mat-no-ke, Leilak, the Lion and Mercury.
On the next step I named three female Primordial Beings:
Johanna, Cella, Josepha, and again a little further distant, upon the third step or plane, Vasitha as the protecting gatekeeper.
With this I revealed in their basic species three steps or planes of the highest Primordial Creation.
But before I further extend the picture and go into details I want as a fundamental to name the four other steps; for there are seven steps or main sections in the Primordial Spiritual, which I designate as Primordial Creation, just as later on there are also seven steps or parts of the world in the Material Spheres.
Everywhere as a matter of course you will find the seven-division where the Will of God is working, Who also carries the seven in His name:
Let us now enter the fourth step in the Primordial Spiritual Realms!
Wondrous, infinitely beneficent light streams through this glorious plane, which like an immense crystal-clear sea extends into shimmering distances.
Out of this flowing weaving there arises like an island a luminous place abounding in the most exquisite roses.
Grateful jubilation pervades the terraces which, as they rise up to the radiant hill in ineffable beauty, offer a perfect wealth of color, compelling the most fastidious gaze to admiring worship.
The colors swing in the most glorious
splendor, radiating blessing and forming the delightful gardens into the source of all hope and all life.
Here and there innumerable rosy children play happily, and much-blest matured women move about joyfully!
But these are not perchance the spirits which later incarnate in the Creations.
Rather are they starting-points of radiations which, in the special nature of the Isle of Roses, affect the human womanhood of Creation as a help for their development on all their wanderings through the Material Worlds.
The children affect children, according to size and nature, even according to color, and grown-ups affect those grown-ups whose forms resemble them as regards the state of the maturing spirit.
The sizes of the bodies on the Isle of Roses are therefore a counterpart of each particular and differing state of maturity also of those human spirits who, during their wanderings through the Material Worlds, are gradually able to develop from germs to being allowed complete consciousness.
Thus everything also exists in the Primordial Spiritual on the Isle of Roses which is later repeated in the Spiritual and Material Worlds like an image or like imitations.
In reality this is the lawful repetition in all parts of the world of everything that has already occurred in the Primordial Spiritual, because it can never be otherwise with the simplicity and clarity of the Divine Laws, both of which are incomprehensible to human beings.
Thus everything which has already taken place in the Primordial Spiritual is then precisely repeated in the Spiritual.
Also in the Primordial Spiritual everything which could neither form itself immediately to ego-consciousness, nor maintain itself under the enormous pressure of, and in such nearness to, the Un-substantiate Core, moved out of the uppermost part of Primordial Creation, passing by Vasitha into a greater distance, into a next plane in order to maintain itself in the greater cooling-off and thereby achieve self-consciousness.
This also includes germs of the Primordial Spiritual, which already develop to consciousness in the fourth step of cooling-off, as here on the Isle of Roses.
When I speak about steps of Creation or planes these are steps of cooling-off for nothing else lets steps come into existence; they may also be called steps of distance instead of cooling-off steps, thus in reality they are also steps or gradations according to earthly conceptions.
Therefore as we descend from above we find children and development on the Isle of Roses for the first time in the Primordial Spiritual.
This is important for you to know as it signifies a great division of Creation.
Thus in the upper steps of the Primordial Spiritual there are first of all those who are able immediately to be conscious of themselves, i.e., the strongest and therefore the most powerful ones, the pillars.
Then on more distant steps follow those who are still able to develop in the Primordial Spiritual.
Therefore for the first time we find Primordial Spiritual children there!
In the next great division of Creation, the Spiritual, which is somewhat weaker than the Primordial Spiritual, because it can only become self-conscious at an even greater distance from the Un-substantiate Core of Parsifal, the process is repeated in exactly the same manner as it was in Primordial Creation.
First the strongest parts of the Spiritual become self-conscious immediately, while the others must still be pushed a further distance away in order to mature there to self-consciousness in a slow development.
There also, beginning only with the step of the spirit-germs concerned with this, spirit children exist who may develop to a greater spiritual maturity or who remain children; for spirit-germs which do not grow to full maturity, i.e., to a spiritual adulthood, are not destroyed, not cast out, as long as they remain pure!
This is a point which I have not so far mentioned.
Spiritually they remain children and as such radiate to children, until finally they gradually mature after all and become grown-ups.
What is pure can never fall into disintegration.
There is still another point I want to mention here.
The Primordial Spiritual in this Creation is not perhaps the stronger part and the Spiritual the weaker part of exactly the same species, but the Spiritual is a completely different species from the Primordial Spiritual.
Both species in themselves have a stronger and a weaker part.
True, the Spiritual is a precipitation from the Primordial Spiritual, but only because it is of a different nature, which can therefore sever itself and only in fact form at a greater distance from the Un-substantiate Light-Core of Parsifal.
If it were of the same species, then the Primordial Spiritual would not have passed this same species further on, but on the contrary would have held it fast through the Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species, although as a result it would not have been able to become conscious and form.
The further I go with my explanations the more I must draw apart the structure of Creation.
Thereby many a picture which you have formed in the past changes for you, but it is merely divided into ever more pictures without the actual basic picture needing to be somehow disarranged.
It is the same as if describing a long journey.
If only the main experiences are first of all strung together and described, it appears quite different than the picture where all the intermediate experiences, each standing on its own, are gradually added, although the journey as such remains unchanged. —
But now let us return once more to the Isle of Roses!
On the summit of the Isle a glorious Temple radiates in roseate hue.
Peace descends into the heart of whoever beholds it, his breast will almost burst with happiness!
And with this peace, with the melodious sounding of the colors, there blends the jubilant singing of friendly birds, which scintillate brilliantly with every movement as if studded with diamonds, thus enhancing the splendor around them.
The human expression of blissfulness is much too weak to press the Light-rapture prevailing here even approximately into a form that can become understandable to the spirit of earthman.
And over all this lies a sacred sublimity!
Red roses like chalices of ruby are in full bloom around the Temple!
Isle of Roses!
The anchorage of the Love of God for Creation!
On this Isle there works and weaves the fundamental upbuilding of the healing, uniting, reconciling Love, which radiates from here out into the Universe!
The Isle stands under the protection of the Primordial Queen Elizabeth, as does everything that is womanly in the whole of Creation.
Under the protection of the Primordial Queen Elizabeth, Maria often inclines to this Isle, visiting the Temple in order to give ever-new and direct strength to all those serving on the Isle, who then transform and mediate this strength into their kind and send it out as a help for all creatures.
At times the gaze of those serving on the Isle of Roses opens even further and they behold Parsifal in the Holy Castle, receiving directly of His Power as a sacred fulfilment of blessed promises.
At the same height in this plane a second island strives upwards out of the weaving of the Light!
The Isle of Lilies!
As with the roses in their glowing splendor on the Isle of Roses, so here only lilies predominate, radiating in unutterable purity over vast distances.
Here, too, terraces rise to the summit, on which stands a Temple.
In this Temple there is a wonderful radiance resembling the delicate luster of pearls, but gleaming at the same time with a rosy hue and settling upon this Isle with a keen severity like the soothing coolness of the sea.
Whoever is allowed to behold this Temple will always be forced to devout humbleness by the sight of it, for it shines down with a sharp and demanding severity; with the coolness of Light, the proud calm of Purity sinks down and penetrates the spirits, refreshing and strengthening them and pulling them up to the liberating worship of Divine Sublimity.
Here, too, everything came into existence with a beauty that is beyond human conception; here, too, wondrous melodies swing, ascending to the Creator as a living prayer of gratitude which sounds eternally in His Honor!
Here, too, the Primordial Queen Elizabeth reigns supreme, and under Her protection Irmingard, the Pure Lily, inclines at very definite times to this Isle in order to renew the power of Purity for those who serve upon it, which they transform and send out to refresh and uplift all creatures.
The inhabitants of the Isle of Lilies, like those of the Isle of Roses, belong exclusively to womanhood.
Among them all statures are represented!
Here, too, only that which is upbuilding in the Will of God dominates, just as on the Isle of Roses, but the upbuilding is of a different kind on the Isle of Lilies – in purity and justice it is demanding, strictly exacting, unrelenting!
It is the same on the Isle of Lilies as it is on the Isle of Roses, where the serving ones see Parsifal at times and receive of His Power.
And there is a third island which rises out of the Plane of Light of the fourth step in the Primordial Spiritual!
It is the Isle of Swans!
It stands a little further downwards between the two islands first mentioned!
This bears delicious fruit which is enjoyed by the Swan Maidens living there.
Here the radiations from the Isle of Roses and the Isle of Lilies concentrate and, in exemplary serving, are passed on unchanged for the Creations.
Therefore the Isle of Swans could also be called the island or main junction of exemplary serving, of selfless serving.
Here the serving in purest love is spread and uplifted.
The inhabitants of the Isle of Swans are not spirits but executive beings, which have a uniting effect between the radiations of the Isle of Roses and those of the Isle of Lilies.
In accordance with their graceful nature these entities swing blissfully in the direct radiations of the Isle of Roses and the Isle of Lilies, and with their inherent characteristic of exemplary serving in purest love they closely unite the radiations of Love and Purity, passing them on linked together, it is true, but unchanged.
Swanhild is the responsible Guardian of the Isle of Swans!
Swanhild is responsible to the Primordial Queen Elizabeth, Who is the Protector and Ruler of the Isle of Swans as well.
This responsibility gives increased strength to Swanhild and an enhanced existence!
Like the Swan Maidens she wears a flowing gown which, similar to the plumage of swans, clings brightly to the body that in its harmony surpasses the divining of all earthly artists.
A peculiarity of the Swan Maidens is that they have only blue eyes, and also as a head ornament they wear a star of lustrous blue.
They distinguish themselves especially by their wonderful, moving singing, and they swing in the harmony of the tones, which from here streams downwards to all parts of Creation.
The worship of the Swan Maidens is manifested in the Temple of the Swans through their enchanting singing, which is softly penetrated by the magnificent sounds of the harp.
On this account the harmony of the tones forms a part of the elixir of life for each Maiden on the Isle of Swans.
She revives therein, swings joyously in the waves of pure tones and absorbs them inwardly like an elixir of life that gives her joyful activity.
Tidings of this especially moving singing of the Swan Maidens has already reached the Material Spheres.
For this reason they still speak here and there of a swan’s song, which in its special nature is supposed to have a shaking effect.
As always, only a part of the old revelations has been preserved also in this, and through the intellect it has been distorted and made earthly.
Now many of you will probably understand why, at the time of the most sacred fulfilments on earth, when the Rose and the Lily work on earth, there is also a Swan Maiden from the Isle of Swans needed as a connection, in a physical body prepared for this purpose, in order not to leave a gap in the swinging.
God’s Mercy is so great that He allows wonder upon wonder to arise, so that the help for mankind in the Millennium may be absolutely complete!
Bow down in humility before His great Goodness!
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