Atlantis: the fate of a lost land and its secret knowledge
Rudolf Steiner, again. His abilities allowed him to ‘read’ the Akashic Records. Like Edgar Cayce, he has shared that knowledge with us.
When I read a book, I look for links to knowledge that I’ve already accumulated. It happened again, with this small book. I came across the relevant passage on page 93:
What had taken place in human beings? When previously they rose out of their bodies, when it was ‘night’, their soul and spirit entered into the inner astral brilliance, which does not require the external sun. This brilliance surrounded them. It was the same light from mighty spiritual beings which later shone down physically from the sun. As they gradually enclosed themselves more and more in their physical consciousness, the door of inner vision was closed. Darkness surrounded them when at night they left their physical and etheric bodies and entered the spiritual world. The external light, representing the deeds of the spiritual beings of the sun, grew to the same extent to which human beings became confined; the light of the spiritual beings shone externally on the earth. Human beings prepared themselves to look upon the external light as something material. The light shone in his darkened inner being, but the light was not at that time comprehended by his darkness.
Most Bible translations (as seen via the link above) miss the point. My favourite one is the New King James Version, and that’s where the connection is made.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Now, I realize that Steiner may have been influenced by the Gospel of John, since he closes his book by discussing how spiritual John was, but that doesn’t stop the a-ha moment for me. When quoting this passage I always use the word ‘comprehend’.
I wonder why?