|Movement into upright posture||Saturn|
|Movement of thinking||Jupiter|
|Movement of speaking||Mars|
|Movement of the blood||Sun|
|Movement of the breath||Mercury|
|Movement of the glands||Venus|
|Movement of reproduction||Moon|
Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy. Lecture 9 of 10
First stage: Starting from the human form.
Second stage: Starting best from the inner movement of the human being.
Movement into upright posture Saturn Movement of thinking Jupiter Movement of speaking Mars Movement of the blood Sun Movement of the breath Mercury Movement of the glands Venus Movement of reproduction Moon
As we proceed further on the path of initiation we come to another striking and significant experience. If we succeeded in holding fast to the Christ, in linking ourselves inwardly with Him, so that He enabled us to carry over the thought of the I — the idea of the I, the self-consciousness of Earth — into the supersensible world that we are entering, then a feeling took possession of us that this Christ Power has to do with the power of the Sun. We had as it were a presentiment of the connection. Now at the second stage something more is added. The Christ Power reveals itself to us as a form — I may even say, as a form or figure that we can grasp and perceive, that we can gradually learn to know more intimately, that grows clearer and clearer to us in the supersensible world. At this second stage of initiation we are brought into a nearer knowledge of the supersensible Christ.
And then this Christ shows us that He calls the directing Spirit of Venus — who, as we have learned, is Lucifer — His brother, calls him His brother, accounting him a Planetary Spirit like the other Planetary Spirits. So that when Lucifer shows himself in the second stage of initiation, he at once reveals himself as a planetary Spirit taking his place among the seven Regents of the planets among his brothers. We enter thus into a world where we find what we might call a highly exalted College of seven planetary Spirits, who are in completely brotherly relation one with another.
But here lurks a danger, and the pupil must needs possess himself of a great deal more knowledge if he is not to go under at this point. For he must on no account simply receive easily what here shows itself to him; he must earnestly endeavor to acquire an exact knowledge of what lies behind it.