First, a remembrance of Ancient Sun,
A glowing planetary sphere with a ring
Composed of clouds of the substance of sacrifice,
Archangels raying light from the periphery of Space inwards.
Time and eternity part their ways
As certain Cherubim wrest themselves out of time and achieve permanence.
Transformation through metamorphosis.
Sacrifice manifests as heat.
Bestowing manifests as air.
Renunciation manifests as water.
The gaseous atmosphere condenses
Into a watery, rippling mass.
Changing weather flashes
With the enchanted lightning of the Seraphim.
Some sacrifices are not accepted
And the renounced will substance
Needs be is withheld in individual beings.
Egoity and opposition arise.
Selfhood, emptiness, torment.
Mighty meanderings of longing swirl about seeking satisfaction,
In answer, the Spirits of Motion bring forth
A continuous, every-changing stream of pictures,
Offering new relationships and new remembrances.
Masterfully wielding the forces of attraction and repulsion,
Gravity and levity,
Joy and suffering,
Spheres of Beings are brought into harmony,
Resounding in constant interplay,
Received in dreamy picture consciousness.
Luciferic beings gain field of play,
Beings of freedom and independence,
Opposing cosmic will with self-will,
Granted as cosmic opponents
To create strength through opposition.
Maya, semblance, occults reality.
Human beings, without any “I”
Absorb surging deeds of good and evil,
As wealth of unconscious,
To carry forward as longing,
As search for meaning.
And reunion with eternity
When Earth shall one day
Fulfill its purpose.
Based on a lecture of Rudolf Steiner dated 11/21/1911, in GA 132, Inner Experiences of Evolution.