Epochs in Earth physical round

From Anthroposophy

This takes a perspective 'across evolutionary epochs' to position the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ Impulse in a broader view spanning multiple epochs in this physical Condition of Life (CoL).

Consider Schema FMC00.190 across epochs. The departure and reunion of both the Sun and the Moon are pivotal moments. It is important to realize that the spiritual beings, including the SoF/Elohim, were all in one cosmic body. In previous planetary stages they had developed together alongside.

In the Hyperborean and Lemurian epochs, both the Sun first, and afterwards the Moon, separate off and the Earth is now in a cradle held between Sun and Moon influences from outside (whereas previously influences were from the same sphere).

The MoG Christ Impulse instigates the process towards reunion with the Sun.

This is where Freedom as a basis for Love is realized through the combined orchestration of Jehovah, Lucifer and Christ. That is a simple sentence to describe something complex .. both Lucifer and Jehovah are classes of beings, which brought about a (spiritual) force field between <freedom> and <a first version of love>. Note this also links to - separate topic - the redemption of Lucifer through the Christ.

Therefore it is important to gain an in-depth understanding of the meaning and impact of the departure of Sun and Moon

Aspects

  • the trickling in of the SoF and development of I-consciousness and treefold soul happened during the Lemurian and Atlantean epochs. It was recapitulated and refined in our current epoch of the MoG.
  • in these two earlier epochs however Christ already intervened to steer and correct this process, and this happened three times .
  • the Mars and Mercury passages or astral influences are timed in the 3th and 4th epochs, but have an effect related to the rounds (link)

Illustrations

Schema FMC00.185 is a drawing by Rudolf Steiner in a letter to Marie von Sivers (GA262)


Schema FMC00.190 is a 'napkin' drawing that depicts (middle) the seven epochs, and the process of separation and reunion of Sun and Moon. Below the three divine interventions are shown with embedded schema FMC00.185. In the current epoch, the Earth is held embedded in the Moon and Sun spheres. This refers to the topic of The two etheric streams (and Jehovah and Lucifer), see also the Emerald Table. The divine being of Christ came across the spheres and the Sun to 'fructify' humanity on earth with an 'infusion of budhi', that is depicted by the metaphoric image on the right.

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Schema FMC00.191 depicts the 'fructification' with BBD by Rudolf Steiner:

Fructification by the Christ Impulse at the Mystery of Golgotha: through "not me, but the Christ in me" .. Mankind and Earth become a Sun

For more on this 'shining as a Sun', see Christ Module 7 - cosmic dimension. This relates to the higher levels of consciousness characterized through natural radiance and later emanation of substance comes through sacrifice.

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Lecture coverage and references

Discussion

The Mystery of Golgotha positioned in evolution (from old website section)

It is useful to switch gears and zoom in/out and across in all dimensions to improve our grasp of this. The various perspective help to not get bogged down when studying the Lemurian/Atlantean/Postatlantean epochs in depth. An encompassing understanding needs to assimilate and integrate all of these, and other views. The 'switching gears' in terms of the scope of evolution we consider, helps to keep our thoughts dynamic and fluid.

  • Schema FMC00.190 is across epochs. Taking a step back, the departure and reunion of both the Sun and the Moon are pivotal moments. It is important to realize that the spiritual beings, including the SoF/Elohim, were all in one cosmic body. In previous planetary stages they had developed together alongside. In the Hyperborean and Lemurian epochs, both the Sun first, and afterwards the Moon, separate off and the Earth is now in a cradle held between Sun and Moon influences from outside (whereas previously influences were from the same sphere). The MoG Christ Impulse instigates the process towards reunion with the Sun. This is where Freedom as a basis for Love is realized through the combined orchestration of Jehovah, Lucifer and Christ. That is a simple sentence to describe something complex .. both Lucifer and Jehovah are classes of beings, which brought about a (spiritual) force field between <freedom> and <a first version of love>. Note this also links to - separate topic - the redemption of Lucifer through the Christ.
  • Another dimension is at the level of planetary stages of evolution. The Lucifer-Christ separation on Old Sun, and how the impact of the Christ will last through Future Jupiter and upto Future Venus' (eg FMC00.022) .. so the process spans four planetary incarnation stages from Old Sun to Future Venus.


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