Rudolf Steiner: "The further development of human beings now depends upon their own will. Human beings must make themselves into vessels, and shed their external sheaths from the lower mental spheres so that they can receive the inflowing of the first logos, just as a seed is opened and awaits pollination, without which it cannot grow and bear fruit. The first logos is the eternal in the universe, the unalterable law according to which the stars move in their tracks, and which lies at the foundation of everything." [Concerning the Astral World and Devachan, p. 133]
|"A Fitting Frame of Mind"
Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, Switzerland, September 5, 1924
- The first human period — ancient mysteries — the gods descend.
- Second human period — semi-ancient mysteries — the gods send their forces down.
- Third human period — half new mysteries — man learns a magical language and begins to ascend to the forces of the divine world through the intonation of magical words.