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Maximilian Rebholz writes in his essay on the Elementary Kingdoms (SWCC)<blockquote>... Up till now, we have only considered the elementary kingdoms as the forces which reveal themselves '''as shapes''' in the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdoms. Now however, in GA009 (Theosophy), perhaps it is not described in detail, yet it is hinted at, that also '''matter''', the material element, arose through a process of condensation – "like ice from water" – from the three elementary kingdoms.  
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Maximilian Rebholz writes in his essay on the Elementary Kingdoms (SWCC) how the part of the substance (here: warmth) that is not fully 'processed' by the hierarchy that goes through the human stage experience (here: the Archai), falls back in evolution and gives rises to a lower kingdom that 'drops' vis-a-vis the same substance that went through the evolution with the Archai. <blockquote>... Up till now, we have only considered the elementary kingdoms as the forces which reveal themselves '''as shapes''' in the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdoms. Now however, in GA009 (Theosophy), perhaps it is not described in detail, yet it is hinted at, that also '''matter''', the material element, arose through a process of condensation – "like ice from water" – from the three elementary kingdoms.  
  
 
In order to understand, that '''both''' things exist – that only a '''part''' of the elementary kingdom has developed in the line which we have so far followed, whilst another part has become matter – we return again to the presentation of the Old Saturn evolution in GA110.  
 
In order to understand, that '''both''' things exist – that only a '''part''' of the elementary kingdom has developed in the line which we have so far followed, whilst another part has become matter – we return again to the presentation of the Old Saturn evolution in GA110.  
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==Discussion==
 
==Discussion==
  
=== Process description ===
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===Process description===
 
The Old Saturn stage starts with creative spiritual beings that had developed to high maturity (CoC 8-10) in a previous solar system evolution. We find them in a hollow sphere called a zodiac, that consists of the Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim (First Hierarchy or H1). Their influences vary depending to the area: different spiritual beings in different areas work different influences, denoted by Zodiac signs. Zodiac signs are pointers to these different directions from where spiritual beings are active and send their particular influence. The reason they are symbolized by animal signs will follow from this explanation.
 
The Old Saturn stage starts with creative spiritual beings that had developed to high maturity (CoC 8-10) in a previous solar system evolution. We find them in a hollow sphere called a zodiac, that consists of the Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim (First Hierarchy or H1). Their influences vary depending to the area: different spiritual beings in different areas work different influences, denoted by Zodiac signs. Zodiac signs are pointers to these different directions from where spiritual beings are active and send their particular influence. The reason they are symbolized by animal signs will follow from this explanation.
  
 
At this stage, from without  
 
At this stage, from without  
  
* the Thrones sacrifice their being and emanate warmth from which a warmth globe will arise.  
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*the Thrones sacrifice their being and emanate warmth from which a warmth globe will arise.
* The light which springs forth from the fire substance sacrifice of the Thrones, is accepted by the Cherubim, and they uplift themselves and grow to a higher level.  
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*The light which springs forth from the fire substance sacrifice of the Thrones, is accepted by the Cherubim, and they uplift themselves and grow to a higher level.
  
 
On Old Saturn, or rather ‘within' the Old Saturn sphere:
 
On Old Saturn, or rather ‘within' the Old Saturn sphere:
  
* the 'inhabitants' Archai that go through the human stage of waking consciousness (in short: CoC-4, for Condition of Consciousness 4 out of 12, see FMC00.064)
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*the 'inhabitants' Archai that go through the human stage of waking consciousness (in short: CoC-4, for Condition of Consciousness 4 out of 12, see FMC00.064)
* above them, the beings of the Second Hierarchy (H2) hover above the Archai and are part of their evolutionary development (SoW as directors, SoM executors, SoF upholders of what is built).  
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*above them, the beings of the Second Hierarchy (H2) hover above the Archai and are part of their evolutionary development (SoW as directors, SoM executors, SoF upholders of what is built).
  
 
What follows now is the foundational process from which the globe Old Saturn consisting of warmth substance, rose. How does this process work?  
 
What follows now is the foundational process from which the globe Old Saturn consisting of warmth substance, rose. How does this process work?  

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  • sacrifice of the Thrones offered to the Cherubim, providing the warmth substance for the 'development environment' of Old Saturn (1911-10-31-GA132)
  • the Archai reach their 'human' stage in terms of Condition of Consciousness, and create the physical form of Man (called the 'phantom', see cleansed phantom)
  • the Thrones now create the disposition of Man's spirit Man principle in the very last cycle (see Man's higher triad)


Illustrations

Schema FMC00.199 provides a tabular overview of the seven CoL in the Old Saturn planetary stage. See Process description under the Discussion section.

FMC00.199.jpg


Schema FMC00.200 presents a schematic overview

FMC00.200.jpg

Schema FMC00.193 is a metaphoric illustration that can be used as a reminder of the beautiful imagination sketched in 1911-10-31-GA132 and the nature of sacrifice (and the arising of warmth on Old Saturn).

FMC00.193.jpg


Schema FMC00.201 is metaphoric imagery for the warmth formation structure on Old Saturn stage.

FMC00.201.jpg


Lecture coverage and references

1909-04-13-A-GA110 – L3

from the synopsis: On Old Saturn inner warmth becomes outer warmth. Production and dissolution of warmth; inhalation and exhalation of warmth — exhalation as fire; resemblance to expansion and contraction in breathing. The Rishis teaching: warmth, sucked in becomes the I of the Archai. The Archai beginning to leave the exhaled warmth outside without re-inhaling it leads to manhood consciousness, objective consciousness and consciousness of self. Saturn dissolved by the Thrones. Pralaya or night. The karma of the Archai on Saturn brings ancient Sun into existence. Warmth divides into light and smoke or air.

1909-04-13-B-GA110 – L4

from the synopsis:

The eggs of warmth on Old Saturn were created by the thought of the Archai; now-a-days thought goes no further than the astral.

Evolution is a system proceeding from taking and to giving. On Old Saturn the Thrones gave their own warmth to the Archai, similar to the silkworms. The Archai gave personality to the warmth.

The expansion of the Archangels. They are met by Cherubim. In the Sun-nights when in the atmosphere light has left the air, in the air the Cherubim reflect the figure which becomes the germ of the animal kingdom.

1909-04-14-GA110

from the synopsis: Old Saturn was as large as a globe having as its centre the sun of to-day and reaching as far as present Saturn.


Maximilian Rebholz writes in his essay on the Elementary Kingdoms (SWCC) how the part of the substance (here: warmth) that is not fully 'processed' by the hierarchy that goes through the human stage experience (here: the Archai), falls back in evolution and gives rises to a lower kingdom that 'drops' vis-a-vis the same substance that went through the evolution with the Archai.

... Up till now, we have only considered the elementary kingdoms as the forces which reveal themselves as shapes in the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdoms. Now however, in GA009 (Theosophy), perhaps it is not described in detail, yet it is hinted at, that also matter, the material element, arose through a process of condensation – "like ice from water" – from the three elementary kingdoms.

In order to understand, that both things exist – that only a part of the elementary kingdom has developed in the line which we have so far followed, whilst another part has become matter – we return again to the presentation of the Old Saturn evolution in GA110.

The task of the Archai was to re-spiritualize the warmth that they separated out of themselves at the end of the Old Saturn evolution. At least, this is what should have been. But – as Dr. Steiner went on to describe – the Archai were not able to transform back all the warmth. A part thereof remained externalized, and had to become spiritualized back by the Thrones themselves, at the transition of Old Saturn into the great Pralaya, that lies between the Old Saturn and Old Sun evolutions. This part reappeared in the Sun evolution as a backward, lower kingdom of nature, and this part became condensed in the further course of cosmic evolution and became present-day matter.

.. the other part, that had been spiritualized again, continued to live in the Archai in spiritual form (though it did descend while incarnating) ...

.. in the meantime, the part that had not been re-spiritualized by the Archai, condensed to materiality and turned first into astral materiality, then into an etheric one, and finally into the material of the lower worlds.

We thus have a splitting of the original unified sacrificial substance of the Thrones into two streams:

  • one which kept developing in spiritual form and turned into man's essential substance (the Self), and
  • the other part that was left behind, which went on a downward path of development and became present-day matter.

This is the secret affinity of the human being to the Old Saturn warmth that became condensed into earthly matter – an affinity to we shall return later.

Let us now assume, that the sacrificial substance of the Spirits of Wisdom too, which came into existence on the Sun as the first elementary kingdom, suffered a similar splitting. In that case, the part that remained behind of this elementary kingdom would have turned into present-day ether; for – as a young elementary kingdom, its condensation is not yet sufficiently advanced.

and Rebholz adds quotes that the substance of the SoW is the ether as in the etheric life body added on the Old Sun, and similarly for the SoM on Old Moon. See Schema FMC00.147 on The elementary kingdoms

Discussion

Process description

The Old Saturn stage starts with creative spiritual beings that had developed to high maturity (CoC 8-10) in a previous solar system evolution. We find them in a hollow sphere called a zodiac, that consists of the Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim (First Hierarchy or H1). Their influences vary depending to the area: different spiritual beings in different areas work different influences, denoted by Zodiac signs. Zodiac signs are pointers to these different directions from where spiritual beings are active and send their particular influence. The reason they are symbolized by animal signs will follow from this explanation.

At this stage, from without

  • the Thrones sacrifice their being and emanate warmth from which a warmth globe will arise.
  • The light which springs forth from the fire substance sacrifice of the Thrones, is accepted by the Cherubim, and they uplift themselves and grow to a higher level.

On Old Saturn, or rather ‘within' the Old Saturn sphere:

  • the 'inhabitants' Archai that go through the human stage of waking consciousness (in short: CoC-4, for Condition of Consciousness 4 out of 12, see FMC00.064)
  • above them, the beings of the Second Hierarchy (H2) hover above the Archai and are part of their evolutionary development (SoW as directors, SoM executors, SoF upholders of what is built).

What follows now is the foundational process from which the globe Old Saturn consisting of warmth substance, rose. How does this process work?

Whilst the Thrones (CoC-8) emanated their warmth as their sacrifice (and hence provide some base building material) .. the 'inhabitants' Archai that went through the human stage of waking consciousness (in short: CoC-4) were met by the Seraphim (then at CoC-10) .. coming to meet them to offer their spiritually vivifying influence.

Or again: CoC-level 4 is the ‘human conscious stage’ living in an environment where CoC-level 8 is able to sacrifice its lowest level of being to CoC-level 9. However it is a CoC-level 10 hierarchy that comes to ‘offer help’ and enrich the CoC-level 4 ‘human stage’.

The formation of the globe of warmth of Old Saturn arose from spiritual beings working from two sides: H2 from inside, and H1 from outside. Between these two streams of soul-warmth and inner-warmth (perceptable), through a slow and gradual process, something new arose: the germs of Man's organs were woven through the influences of the different spiritual beings from the various Zodiac signs .. the heart by the Lion area, breast area Cancer, etc (some names got transformed through the ages). What is called the physical body today had its first foundations during the earliest Old Saturn planetary stage. Whilst Old Saturn itself was being formed, the different signs of the Zodiac slowly revolved, and the human body member by member, took on its earliest form. This original life of the germinal physical body, this inner motion full of mobility, is brought to a standstill again by forces from the Zodiac from the region of the Lion.


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References and further reading