Centered in a point,
Spirits of Wisdom, the great givers of the cosmos, surrender in devotion
To the vision of the Thrones, kneeling and offering their sacrifice to the Cherubim.
Their devotion glows and grows and billows as sacrificial smoke,
Streaming creatively in all directions, bestowing grace.
Clouds of wisdom condense at the periphery, amid the wafting air.
Archangels arise out of the clouds
And accept the sacrifice of the Kyriotetes,
Mirroring, raying it back in the form of light,
Illuminating the interior of the new-found globe.
The Spirits of Wisdom receive their inner being reflected now from without.
A sphere with inner and outer, point and periphery,
Glowing with inner radiance.
Time transformed into Space.
And with this give and take, cosmic memory.
Behold the birth of the Archangels, Beings of Beginning!
Created through the bestowing gifts of the Spirits of Wisdom,
Condensed and reflected back as light.
From out of Time, Space is born.
The Solar Soul, experiencing all
Will in later times call
To his radiant companions
And even the betraying one:
“This is my body, given for you;
Do this in memory of me!”
Based on lectures of Rudolf Steiner dated 11/7 & 14/1911, in GA 132, Inner Experiences of Evolution.