I HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN several times about Creation’s Ring of Animistic Substantiality, which embraces the Worlds of Matter as the transition from the spiritual to the material.
This substantiality is a very special species by itself and really forms the final ring for the entire Creation, and simultaneously also the bridge for Subsequent Creation.
Once again let us envisage everything outside the Divine Sphere, thus below the Grail Castle, in three big divisions!
Let us enumerate Primordial Creation as uppermost and first, Creation as second, and Subsequent Creation as third.
The Grail Castle itself is not strictly speaking part of Primordial Creation, but is something entirely by itself that is above Primordial Creation.
The Grail Castle stands!
I deliberately choose this expression, for the Grail Castle does not float, but is firmly anchored.
Also that part of it which is outside the Divine Sphere, from which Primordial Creation issues, is firmly connected with the Grail Castle in the Divine Sphere like an annexe, and is therewith anchored immovably in the Divine.
Down to that point the only activity is a streaming downwards and upwards of Divine Waves of Light.
Only in the Grail Castle does a change in this activity take place, and outside the Castle, streaming downwards, the rotational movement sets in, bringing all the Creations into existence and keeping them in motion.
Here, too, they are held by waves that are descending and rising!
Such is the large picture of the form in which all the movements take place!
I have already spoken in greater detail about the Primordial Creation and named the two basic divisions.
They are Primordial Spiritual.
The one part immediately took on form and came to consciousness, while the other could only develop to it.
It is the same in Creation, which in the conception as being Spiritual we separated from the Primordial Spiritual.
Creation is also separated into two divisions.
The first could again immediately take on form, and the second had to develop to this point.
After this comes as a termination the afore-mentioned ring of that substantiality of which you do not yet have a clear picture, because I have only made a slight reference to it in my past explanations.
Today let us name it as a division of Creation by itself – the Ring of Animistic Substantiality!
From now on we must understand by this ring something quite different from that which we simply called the elemental (animistic, substantiate) beings.
Those which I have so far designated in this way are the Light-waves that have taken on form through their activity, which stream downwards and again upwards, thus being connected with the Grail Castle in a straight line or chain.
They are not the rotational forces!
There lies the difference!
The rotational forces are also formed in their working, but they are of a different nature and could only come into existence through the intersection of radiations.
You do not yet know anything about this, though you already know many of them!
This rotational movement originates or begins with the separation of the positive from the negative, thus of the active from the passive, which occurs in the Grail Castle and which, at the beginning of today’s explanations, I called the change in the currents – the rotational movement that results through the separation in the Castle.
As the radiations of the Light begin to cool off, the positive separates from the negative and through this two kinds of radiations form, whereas down to the Grail Castle there is only one uniform ray in activity fashioning the Divine Sphere, where all that has become form bears within itself both positive and negative in a harmonious union!
Picture all this to yourselves just as I sketch it with very simple strokes, then you will grasp it in the quickest and surest manner.
Only then can you try to penetrate ever deeper through your desire to understand!
If you act in this way then the whole will gradually become alive before you, and as “knowing” onlookers you can let the floating and weaving of Creation pass before you in spirit.
However, if you should wish to try it the other way round and already at the first hearing seek to follow me with the power of your intellect, You will become stuck at my very first sentences and will never be able to attain to any goal.
You must absorb it simply and only then, by gradually following the individual strokes, can you let everything come to life within you!
In this way you will succeed!
Therefore today we want to talk of the ring of animistic substantiality which forms the termination of all that is mobile.
Just as the precipitation of the spiritual is known to you as spirit germs, so the ring of animistic substantiality can also be called a precipitation, though in quite a different way; which precipitation trickles and drops down from out of the rotation of the self-moving Creations, from out of the substantiate waves, in order to assemble at the termination of the Creations and to maintain itself through the attraction of the same basic species.
Therewith we again hit upon an extension of the conceptions of Creation!
Consequently we have self-moving parts, which include Primordial Creation and Creation, and then follows Subsequent Creation, unable to move of its own accord and needing to be driven.
The self-moving parts are activated by their own warmth, whereas Subsequent Creation, which must be set in motion, is activated by the effect of alien warmth.
Thus individual parts thereof can also become cold when that which supplies warmth is withdrawn, something which is quite impossible in Primordial Creation and in Creation, because they possess their own warmth.
Pay strict attention to all the details I am telling you herewith, for they lay the foundation in advance for many further explanations, which will be of great use for every aspect of man’s earthly life.
This ring of the animistic substantiate precipitation is below the spirit-germs, therefore below the ring of the spiritual precipitation, and forms the termination of all that is mobile; for also the ring of the spiritual precipitation as the last of the spiritual, and the ring of the animistic substantiate precipitation as the last of the substantiate, have their own movement and thus warmth within, although still unconscious in the beginning.
This is important to know!
Then follow the various Worlds of Matter.
They are called like this because they can only serve as cloaks and possess neither their own warmth nor movement.
They must first be permeated with warmth before they pass on warmth, and they are again cold and immobile when the dispenser of warmth is withdrawn.
That is the peculiarity shown only by the Worlds of Matter.
Now the expressions material and the World of Matter have not perhaps been named according to the material with which man on earth covers himself, but the reverse is the case.
Earthman has caught up these designations and then transferred them according to the proper meaning also to his earthly products, with which he covers himself.
The ring of animistic substantiality, however, not only forms the termination of that which is mobile and has inherent warmth but, since this ring also contains warmth and movement in itself, it presses even further into the World of Matter, thus warming it up and driving it from static inactivity into rotational movement, which in turn warms it increasingly and causes it to glow through friction, as is conditioned by the density of its nature.
In the movement thus forcibly brought about the material substance takes on form, and permits the radiations to penetrate it very easily through this activity of the even greater warming of the driving animistic, in order to spread ever new warmth and thus movement for the forming.
After this comprehensive picture let us go into details!
Thus we return to the ring of animistic substantiality, which serves as the bridge for the un-warmed and consequently immobile stratifications of all the Material Worlds.
In this ring of animistic substantiality the corresponding special types of all the animistic-germs draw closely together in accordance with the Law.
Groups then form which may also be called centers or accumulations.
Thus, for example, there is a separation between the groups of those germs which, as they penetrate the Worlds of Matter, co-operate through their development and awakening in the forming and preservation of fire, water, air and earth, of rocks, plants, and also animals.
I have already spoken of the process of the penetration of the animistic germs, and I only want to point especially to the fact that all this happening is carefully directed by animistic helpers, which serve like a chain in the straight streaming downward of the Light-waves from the Castle, and also help to guide them upwards again.
All this you already know, and you can easily put together the basic knowledge for this out of my Message, but you must proceed in this matter like children, who make the effort to put the parts of a Chinese puzzle together correctly until a very definite picture arises therefrom.
It is in this way that you must make use of the knowledge from the Message, for it contains the foundation stones for all knowledge, and gives explanations for every happening in the whole of Creation!
If you want to achieve clarity about some matter in Creation or in your own life, about how this experience in the effect of the Primordial Laws must absolutely take place, you only need to lift any one of the many little individual stones containing something of the question which moves you, from among all the precious stones that can be found in the Message as a treasure that wants to be unearthed for you.
Just as with the game of putting Chinese puzzles or toy constructions together, you then seek to join from the Message that which fits this first little individual part.
Finally you will obtain in this way a large picture standing completely by itself and compact in itself, which gives you a precise answer in pictorial form of that weaving of Creation which you desire to know.
If you follow my advice you will always succeed in obtaining a solution to everything in a form which will in any case become intelligible to you, and which will never let you go astray.
Just place the individual stones in such a way that they will fit in precisely with the first stone which you take from the treasure for your question.
It is all the same whether this stone indicates the center or should lie only to one side.
The others belonging to it can always and only be so dovetailed or added that the final result is the very picture you need for an answer and the clarification of your question!
The stones never let themselves be placed in any other way, and you immediately realize when you have put just one part wrongly.
This part simply does not fit in with the whole, and thus compels you to put it where it belongs, or to leave it out altogether if it does not belong there.
When you do this just think of a Chinese puzzle, which results in complete pictures or constructions when the individual parts given in a definite form for this purpose are put together logically.
This is the way I have given you my Message, which contains everything, but which forces you to co-operate in this yourselves!
It does not allow itself to be taken up lazily as something standing there complete, but upon each of your questions you must exert yourselves to extract from it and put together that which will form the perfect picture.
That is the peculiarity of the Living Word, which forms and educates you and forces you to movement of your spirit!
Should you put a picture together wrongly, through error or superficiality, you will quickly come to a stop and realize that it brings no harmony, perhaps because you put just one little stone in the wrong place or, according to its form, put it in such a way that it cannot fit that picture or construction you are striving for.
Thus you cannot complete it, and must try ever again until it stands firmly and correctly put together before you!
Each stone can be used for many pictures, not only for one, but through its peculiarity you are forced to place it differently for each picture, always so that it will fit in exactly with the other stones.
If, however, the individual picture results in a complete whole, then you may be sure that your work in seeking was right!
You will never lack a stone in this, not the smallest part, for the Message contains everything you need!
Just try it until this work becomes easy to you, then you will yourselves stand firmly in the entire Creation!
In my Word of the Message I give you the perfect “box of bricks” consisting of the best-cut precious stones, so that you can build with it yourselves!
From the very beginning they are precisely arranged to meet all your needs.
But you alone must construct the building, for this is how it is willed!
Now you know how you have to act, and I can proceed with my explanations about the animistic ring and its effect upon the Material Worlds, to which it simultaneously forms a bridge through its working, the ring which is really the termination of all that is mobile.
Among other species there has gathered in this ring an accumulation of a species of that animistic substantiate precipitation from which the animal soul with its many ramifications is formed.
It is just this part, however, which needs a very special course of instruction, which must be connected with observation, in order to arouse complete clearness in earthman, but at least I will give a few hints about this.
The soul of every animal forms itself, it puts itself together first, something which is indicated in the expression “to form”.
To show the difference and make it easier to understand I point once again to the human spirit.
The spirit of earthman already carries everything within itself in the spirit-germ and only needs to develop to become conscious.
The soul of the gross material animal, however, puts itself together first, it forms itself, so as gradually to become strong through development.
As it becomes strong it is able to form ever more firmly and durably.
The soul of the animal that belongs to the World of Gross Matter can only gradually receive a permanent form.
In most cases, following severance from the physical body, after a shorter or sometimes longer period the animal soul again loses its form and is absorbed by the accumulation of homogeneous species, absorbed as a homogeneous species which indeed brings increased warmth, but which does not yet remain in a stable form.
Hence the expression “group soul”!
Only one thing can maintain the form of the animal soul, the strongest thing there is – the love!
If an animal has taken to loving a person it is thereby uplifted, and through the voluntary connection with the spirit it receives a supply of power which also keeps its soul together more firmly.
But more about this later!
There are not only animals from the terminating ring of the animistic but also in higher, even up to the highest planes.
In the very highest planes there are thus knowing animals which are perfectly pure in their serving.
It can also occur that animals from the higher planes are incarnated on earth for very special purposes.
We will not deal with this now but remain with the animals that are known on earth, the souls of which form out of the animistic ring round the Worlds of Matter.
I only want to give one other hint about this concerning your nearest visible earthly environment, thus your gross material surroundings.
All forms that are bound to a definite spot on earth have no soul of their own, for it would indeed become too dependent upon that which approaches it and would thus be at the mercy of every arbitrary action in the World of Gross Matter.
But such a lack of balance is utterly impossible in the wise arrangement of the Creator in His Work!
That is why such forms have no souls of their own, but serve solely as habitations for beings which are quite independent of the forms, which forms they merely protect and tend.
Plants and rocks belong to these forms!
Thus you will gain further enlightenment which can benefit you, through which you can clearly recognize wrong opinions.
Only those creatures which are independent of a place, such as animals which can move freely from their spot, have within themselves a mobile core of their own that guides them.
With animals this core is the animistic soul, with men it is the spirit!
Plants and rocks, however, merely serve as habitations for alien entities that are independent, and which therefore cannot be called the soul of the forms concerned.
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