The dawn of the Lunar period began after the passing of the Solar period’s cosmic night. Then the solar universe condensed itself into Ethereal matter, and life recapitulated all of the states of the past cosmic periods.
The beginning of our Ethereal Earth—which is called the Earth-Moon (the Lunar Period in all of its plenitude)—was initiated after those processes of recapitulation.
The human beings of the Lunar epoch were short in stature, and their bodies were of Ethereal matter. They built their houses underground, even though they placed roofs on their homes that were similar to those that we place on our present houses. They negotiated, worked, and enjoyed themselves the same way as we do. Their urban populations were small and were connected as our own towns are, by avenues and roads.
They also had automobiles similar to our cars. Their mountains were transparent like crystal and were of a very beautiful dark blue, which is like the blue color seen when looking at the mountains from a far off distance (which is the ether). The whole of our ancient Earth was of that beautiful color.
Volcanoes were in incessant eruption, and there was more water than in our present epoch. Immense lakes and vast seas existed everywhere...
In this Lunar period, we see Beelzebub living in an enormous house that was constructed beneath the ground. Here, within a large room, he instructed his disciples, wearing a tunic of black and red stripes, a turban, and a cape of the same color. He was a black magician who had a tall and robust body. All of his black chelas (disciples) profoundly venerated him.
Beelzebub had two books: one book that he read to his disciples in order to instruct them, and the other that only he studied in secret. There were many proselytes among the human beings of the Lunar period that he conquered for black magic.
The flora and fauna of that time were very different from our own. Here we clairvoyantly see plant-minerals—that is to say, semi-plants, semi-minerals, semi-animal plants, etc. In other words, the three kingdoms of Nature were not completely defined as in the present time, since in that epoch one kingdom was integrated with the other.
Among the trees there was the marked tendency for the branches and leaves to make a concave shape, which caused them to resemble gigantic umbrellas. Through all existent things, this marked tendency of inclining downwards was Nature’s living scripture foreseen everywhere. Its process downwards was towards the condensation of our present physical Earth. Nature is a living scripture everywhere; therefore, its designs are written based on this living scripture.
On the other hand, we see in our present epoch, in this twentieth century, a marked tendency of the human being to build very high buildings and airplanes, each time more and more rapidly, etc.
The branches of our contemporary trees do not want to incline downwards, instead they want to elevate themselves upwards to the sun. This is because our Earth has already reached its maximum material condensation, and now it yearns to elevate itself anew, to “Etherealize” itself again... Really, the ether is inundating the air and Etherealizing the Earth successively, more and more. Thus, at the end of the great Aryan Root Race, the ether will be totally visible in the air. Then, all the creatures who live in the ether will share all of their activities with the human being.
During the Lunar period, the physical bodies of our present humanity reached a high degree in their perfection. We acquired the Astral Body during that period.
We, the human beings of present times, were the animals of the Lunar period. The angels and demons of ancient periods floated in the Ethereal atmosphere of our Earth-Moon. They were visible and tangible to the whole of that humanity.
Those human beings perceived the Archangels (Archengeloi) or Creatures of Fire behind the erupted fire of volcanoes, and the Lords of Formation behind all of the existent forms.
The Children of Life regulated the vital functions of every existent thing, and the elemental creatures of the five elements of Nature coexisted with the human beings.
The Lords of Wisdom were the ones who endowed us with the Astral Body. The Lords of the Personality were the ones who endowed us with personality, which at this present time is despised by the Theosophists.
The Innermosts (Monad-Spirits) of this present humanity acquired the body of the Human Spirit, called the Body of Willpower, which Krishnamurti despised so much.
Willpower is the power with which we can dominate our passions in order to convert ourselves into Gods.
When the law of the Gnostic Alchemist is accomplished (the introduction of the virile member into the feminine vagina, and its withdrawal without spilling the semen), then the fire of passion is transmuted into Astral Light. This is how the Astral Body is strengthened and is filled with resplendent light. Therefore, all of the resplendent fruits of this marvelous Astral organism are plunged within the Body of Willpower, which beautifies it.
The fire of chastity is the fire of the Holy Spirit, and the body of the Holy Spirit is the Body of Willpower, also called Abstract Mind and Causal Body.
Really, when inundated with fire by means of Sexual Magic, the body of the Abstract Mind is converted into the Fire of Pentecost. Within the speechless human who is inebriated with the Holy Spirit, it utters ineffable things in all the languages of the world. It is what the Holy Gnostic Bible textually states:
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
“And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” - The Acts of the Apostles, 2:1-6
Jehovah, the Holy Spirit, guards the body of the Holy Spirit in ourselves. Jehovah was the highest initiate of the Lunar epoch.
When that great period ended, humanity was divided into angels and lucifers, since “many are called, but few are chosen.”
Max Heindel and Rudolf Steiner affirm in their books that all of humanity will be saved. This is due to the ignorance of these authors. Verses 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 of the 13th chapter of Luke textually say:
“Then said one unto him, ‘Lord, are there few that be saved?’ And he said unto them,
“‘Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
“‘When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying ‘Lord, Lord open unto us:’ and he shall answer and say unto you, ‘I know you not whence ye are’:
“‘Then ye shall begin to say, ‘we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.’
“But he shall say, ‘I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.’
“There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all of the Prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.”
When the cosmic night of the Lunar period arrived, Jehovah and his angels, Lucifer and his demons, withdrew themselves from the cosmic scenario. Thus, the whole of Nature entered into a profound repose.
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