Earth and Moon chap. 53, 33, 54, 55:
We already know that a soul may be re-divided, because she is composed of countless particles of intelligence. This will occur either for total dissolution or in specific partial concentrations, in accordance with the kinds and various numbers of the united individual intelligences within, so as to assume corresponding formations.
There are many examples of this phenomenon in and upon the Earth. Look at the various metals, plants, and animals, which clearly provide you with many such examples whereby psychic or astral connections may shape themselves into the most peculiar formations. They are no more than external material pictures of internal soul forms, because the external form can only correspond to the internal one; as the internal power of formation, thus is the effect of the external form.
Such a division of the soul occurred when the first human pair was created, when out of one soul two souls came, because nowhere is it said that the Creator breathed life into Eve; instead, Eve came forth from Adam with a body and a soul. Into this second soul was also placed an immortal spirit; thus out of one human being and out of one soul came two, and yet they were one flesh and one soul. A division of the soul may easily be recognized in children, because the soul of the child is taken partially from the soul of the parents. The resemblance of children to their parents is proof of this. And what is foreign is what is dissimilar.
In the spiritual world, this divisibility is much more pronounced, and it manifests itself through countless strange phenomena. A soul whose conduct is not sufficiently trained in accordance with the Gospel appears in the spiritual world in the most varied of forms, down to animalistic forms, because the soul in her earthly life squandered parts of the specifica that were necessary for her complete formation. These specifica are no longer present when the soul departs from the body. That is why the form of the soul, outside of the body, can only be highly incomplete. Many souls that are overmuch inclined in one or another sensuous direction, and thereby attract an overabundance of specifica which their being can no longer accommodate, appear in the spiritual world as a multitude of the most peculiar and often ghastly aberrations. When a human being here on Earth has an especially strong sensuous inclination, this inclination will reveal itself in the soul, because of the over-abundance of such
substantial intelligence specifica, which, in accordance with the spiritual order, no longer belong to the pure human form of the soul. In some human beings these abnormal inclinations of the soul are already recognizable in the earthly body. Indeed, this is not always the case, since the body does not react as easily as does the soul to foreign specifica. This will happen to the soul very early in life, or when the soul, as a consequence of parental sins, has inherited unsuitable specifica; then the specifica will appear noticeably in such a body, since the body is considerably more receptive at an early age.
The descriptions which have been given so far clearly prove that the soul may not only be divided again when she is materially firm, but also when she is already firm and free. It was mentioned above that the whole Earth belongs to Satan’s soul.
This not only applies to the Earth alone – all the other celestial bodies are also developed from this one soul. This one soul is now dissolved in countless parts in these celestial bodies.
The spirit is not divisible. Wherever he be placed in a large or a small soul, he remains there as a unity. Even if Lucifer’s soul was once very large, it was only possible for one spirit to live in her. And this one spirit, which fell through his own volition, cannot dwell in the countless parts of his former primordial soul. His dwelling is limited solely to this Earth, which is inhabited by you. All the other celestial bodies, although they are parts of his former soul, are free of this inhabitant. That is why the human beings of those celestial bodies, even though they are better by nature than the ones on Earth, can never completely reach the godlike heights, as can the children of Earth. In the Spirit of God, the Earth is the most distant and the very last, and that is the reason why, should she reform, she can become the highest and most godlike.
That is why I, the Lord, chose the Earth as the scene of My highest mercy, and created upon her soil all heavens anew. Every human being that is born on Earth receives a spirit from Me, and may, in accordance with the prescribed order, acquire the consummate filiation with God.
Human beings on other celestial bodies receive their spirits from the angels, because every angel is a child of God. Therefore each had to endure the path of the flesh on this Earth, just as did I Myself and every Archangel. This is why an angel has the creative power within, which he may take out of the abundance of his love and light and place in the new, developing human beings of other planets; and he may in this manner rear children in his name, like a god. These children are therefore only emulated, not true children of God. But they can acquire God’s filiation through an incarnation upon this Earth.
Behold, it is a disadvantage for human beings to be on Earth, because they live so close to the most evil of all spirits, who causes human beings so much anguish. On the other hand, human beings have an infinite advantage: they possess a mighty spirit from God, with which they can, if they only wish to, fend off this wickedness and thus become consummate children of God. (Earth and Moon, chap. 53)
Other things about Satan’s condition (chap. 33)
There are two reasons for this division: The first lies within the prime spiritual being himself, because each and every spirit has divided himself and torn himself apart to infinity on account of wanting to attain maturity. The second reason lies in the fact that through this division such a primordially created spirit has weakened himself to the last drop of his energy. Therefore, as a result of this weakening, he cannot carry out his haughty plans. This so scatters the thoughts of such a spirit that he is no longer able to grasp a proper notion of anything, much less conceive a plan.
That is the reason why the fallen Satan, even to this day, eagerly makes every effort to rejoin his own original being with the one in the individual human soul and spirit, in order to gain the power that was his at the very beginning. But he has been divided and scattered throughout the whole of creation so that he might never attain this power
again. His spiritual being was turned into matter, out of which the astral or soul essence of every human being comes forth. New spiritual essence is breathed into the astral essence, so that out of each and every part comes forth a whole being, just like the being that was originally created, which through its pride or expansion of ideas wanted to rise above God. But he thereby scattered and dispersed himself infinitely, so that nothing was left of him other than his “I” and, with it, his fundamental evil will. All of his abilities and ideas, and the countless perfections of comprehension, were taken away from him. These are the things which continuously reach the celestial bodies, or which are presently held captive for the greater part in the celestial bodies. Therefore, through this, they divide into astral and spiritual, so that in the astral, the given “I” and the self-consciousness of matter surfaces, and so that in the spiritual the cognition of God may be implanted again in the astral; otherwise the soul would soon die. (Earth and Moon chap.33)
The law of the division of the soul
It has already been partially indicated, when the mineral and plant kingdoms were described, how telluric specifica continuously ascend in countless amounts which seize, unite, and order themselves in accordance with the will of the spirits that are placed above them. And, in a manner of speaking, all phenomena on Earth are each a part of Satan’s soul.
His division is in such a state in accordance with a secret law, that Satan himself becomes the first accomplice to his dissolution. Through his power, he wants to free his soul, and give her her former expansion or scope. That is why, internally, he burns continuously in his compressed, telluric, specific soul. Through this continuous burning, he wants to change seemingly firm matter back into a fully subtle substance. This effort will be allowed under orderly restriction, and for this purpose the organism of this Earth is so set up, and put in such an order, that the evil spirit must remain as continually and equally active in his perseverance.
He labors under the illusion that he has almost entirely liberated his imprisoned soul through this activity, and that is why he constantly ejects psychic specifica from the interior of the Earth. He knows little or nothing about the fact that these specifica are intercepted by mighty spirits and put in order in new consummate human forms.
The specifica that come from that place are, of course, of a purely hellish kind and are fundamentally evil. That is why they must ascend through an immense number of levels of creatures, and thoroughly ferment before they are suited to the organization of a human body and a human soul. The hellish attributes of these specifica show themselves clearly in the many beings which precede the human being. Observe the poisonous nature of almost all metals, the toxins in plants, the poison in animals, the great rage, especially in the carnivorous animals, and the horrible treachery of poisonous vermin – and the hellish wickedness of these creatures will not escape you.
Yes, even among human beings this purely hellish attribute expresses itself in a very high degree, so much so that frequently there is little or no difference between many human beings and the Prince of Darkness.
This purely hellish evil was, through the descent of the mightiest specificum, the “Word of God,” first exposed to a new fermentation by which the hellish evil is being changed into heavenly good. But this does not occur all at once.
The specifica in the essential soul of a human being are indeed already heavenly pure, when she has been penetrated by the spirit. However, the body or the flesh of a human being is still evil in all its parts, still hellish. That is why this flesh must endure many humiliating trials, until it gradually becomes an assimilative part of the soul, which had already become pure at an earlier time.
This is why the body must die, in order to dissolve. The body must pass over in all its parts into all kinds of worms and, as such, again die and dissolve, and, following that, pass over into countless infusoria. These infusoria enter into the being of plants. The plants then decompose into various states: partially in earth, partially in fire, partially in the stomachs of animals. This continues until the last atom be dissolved and free; with some human beings this takes several centuries, and with some of the more conceited – those fools who love their flesh – even many thousands of years, until the bodies they leave behind have met with total dissolution. The essential, pure hellish
yeast of every body will remain imputrescible for all times as Satan’s most essential main belonging, so that he will remain with a lasting body. Whatever of the soul’s substance may adhere to it, no matter how small, will be taken and incorporated in the soul of a human being.
That is how the whole soul of Satan will be gradually resurrected through many human beings, of which each and every one is more consummate than the entire earlier great spirit, that is, Satan. That each soul may receive a complete divine proportion, God will implant in her a new spirit from out of Himself. The soul may, through this process, become an entirely new being. This is the new creation which is altogether newly formed in the fire of divine love. The old creation will relapse into her dust and her unconsciousness grows continuously larger and will become more solid, and then will become the foundation of the new creation.
Satan’s repatriation and redemption
Many people might say: If this is so, it does not bode well for the hoped-for reformation of the first-fallen spirit and his cohorts, because if the most abject part of his soul, the dregs and slag of all matter, remains behind as the foundation of a new creation, then his spirit will also be held captive in this slag, because a spirit never abandons his soul, be she substantial or material.
I say: Yea, it does not appear well for the reformation and repatriation of this spirit and his cohorts. There exists, however, a spark of a possibility, but it is so small that it could hardly be perceived even with a microscope. Only on the main examination of this spirit will it become apparent, when he recognizes that all of his psychical substance has been taken away and has proceeded into the magnificence of God. Then there will no longer be a sun nor an Earth in the vast realm of Creation, because all visible bodies will have surrendered all of their prisoners. And physical matter will not be found anywhere, only the spiritual of a new Heaven and a new Earth. The old Earth will shrink like an apple that has gradually dried up. There will still be a remnant of all matter, namely the last slag of the genuinely Satanic, the most evil particles of psychical intelligence, which will not leave Satan’s spirit and those of his cohorts. To determine when this will occur would be of no benefit to anyone, because upon
this physical Earth it will not be experienced by any human being. And in the spiritual world, what happens to the filth will be of very little concern to a perfect spirit.
What will happen is that this spirit will be thrown in the firmest of slag-shells into infinity, and his fall will never find an end. He will fall into the depth of depths, into the ocean of fury, and there he will find more torment the deeper he sinks into the ocean of fury, which becomes ever more violent and which has no bottom. Although this ocean of fury is the fire of all fires, it will not be able to dissolve this lodging. And there it will be as it is written: “All wickedness has sunk into the eternal abyss, and it was devoured eternally, and there will be no longer any wickedness in all the spheres of infinity.”
As long as this Earth exists, it is possible for every spirit to embrace the path of repentance, humility, and reformation, and this includes even the worst spirit. Should, however, this time pass, the possibility of a return for times eternal becomes an impossibility. It will be yet quite a long time before the Earth shall have surrendered all her prisoners, because the Earth still has significant size. Several millions of earth years will yet have to pass before the Earth will take her last examination in the fire of the sun. That which will lend itself to dissolution will reach its freedom. But that which the fire of the sun itself cannot dissolve will eternally remain slag as a prison for the Most Evil One – and that will be the last and the eternal death.
It is likewise valuable for you to know where the actual abode of the Most Evil Spirit is located in this body of the Earth. The dungeon of this spirit is in the center of the Earth, not in the heart or in any other of her organs. The seat of this evil spirit is essentially the most solid center, into which everything presses, so that he will not move too mightily and thereby destroy the Earth. If he were given the least amount of freedom, he would not only destroy the Earth in the twinkling of an eye but the entire visible creation. Within him lies an immense force which can only be restrained by the heaviest of chains. Only I alone as the Lord was able to lay him in chains. Even though
he is in bondage in this degree, he is able to breathe his arch-evil into the ascending specifica. This breath of will is so mighty as to be able to implant death into all specifica of the soul, to which all human beings on Earth will forever remain subject, because everything organic is destructible and all matter carries within itself death and destruction.
All this originates from the breath of will of the most evil one, whose wickedness is indescribable, and of which you will never have the faintest idea. If you had the slightest understanding of the actual evil of this spirit, that alone would be deadly. Everything you have heard about this spirit is comprised merely of distant shadowy pictures that are enveloped from all sides by My protective mercy.
Satana’s nature and name
You have often heard and read that human beings give this evil spirit and his cohorts, commonly called “devils,” all kinds of names. I shall explain to you why and whence this arch-evil spirit received all the different names, and who the devils actually are.
Satana, Satan, Leviathan, Beelzebub, Gog, Magog, the Serpent, the Dragon, the Animal of the Abyss, Lucifer, and many more names like this indicate him. Lucifer, or “Bearer of Light,” was his original name. Satana meant as much as “the Antipole of the Divinity.” This spirit, as Satana, faced the divinity as a wife her husband. The divinity would have propagated into his being her countless eternal ideas, so that they might have matured in his concentrated light. And through this a creation of beings would have come forth in the highest clarity from the light of this spirit. All infinity would have been continually more and more populated from out of this light. In an infinite realm there is room for the infinite, and eternities could fill this realm that never could become overcrowded.
But since this spirit had such a high designation, to be a second god next to Me, he had to pass, in accordance with his designation, the test of freedom. And as you know, he did not pass, because he wanted to rise above the divinity. It was over a matter of rank that this spirit opposed the divinity. Since this spirit could never be allowed to rule, he became enraged and conceived the intention of annihilating the divinity. He would not have lacked the power for such a deed had not the divinity, in her eternal wisdom, severely imprisoned this mutineer and all his parts at the proper time. It may seem amazing that such power existed in this spirit as to enable him to resist the eternal divinity successfully. But the matter will be more readily understood when you consider that the divinity placed in this spirit, a complete second “I,” which, although created in time, was placed opposite the divinity with equal power in all realms of infinity.
This spirit, into which the divinity herself had concentrated her light, was propagated throughout the whole of infinity. That is why it would have been possible for him to seize and eliminate the divinity everywhere. Delusions of power awoke in him great vanity and self-complacency in his light and in his infinite sublimity and power. He thereby forgot his Creator, the eternal divinity, and became inflamed in his impudence and hardened himself. At this point the divinity seized his specific being, formed out of him celestial bodies throughout the whole of infinity, and eventually shackled his spirit in the most restrictive manner, and banished him to the depths of the Earth.
In this position, this spirit is no longer Satana but Satan, because he freed himself from the eternal divine order. That means having the same pole as the divinity. You are aware of the fact that the same poles repel each other. Herein lies the reason that this being is now the farthest and the most opposite from the divinity.
The fettered spirit, divested of his soul, promised several times to better himself if he were permitted certain things. He could have succeeded, since he is now separated from all his evil soul specifica. He laid down the condition that he be divinely worshiped for a period of time. He promised that, should he no longer find any pleasure in this veneration, he would turn back and become a pure spirit. His wish was granted. Heathendom, which is almost as old as humankind, testifies to this situation.
On Earth, the Lord reserved for Himself only a small nation of people. All others might, without detriment to their free will, comply unpunished with this spirit’s wish. Under these circumstances, diverse names emerged for this being, revered as god. Since this spirit was not satisfied with anything, and interfered ever more with the divine order, he was taken again into more severe detention. After he had, at that time, recruited and groomed a multitude of like-minded spirits from the human race, he acted and continues to act through these, his servants. A diabolus or devil is none other than a spirit that has grown up and been educated in Satan’s school.
It should not be interpreted thereby that these spirits were, in reality, educated in a special school of Satan. They developed by themselves to this level through the particular specifica which they took into themselves voluntarily out of the sphere of this spirit. And, because these spirits also have arch-evil within them, that is why they are called “devils.” Although they are “students of Satan,” there is still a vast difference between Satan and them, because only their souls are evil, their spirits remaining pure, even though severely incarcerated, whilst the spirit of Satan is the actual evil. It can therefore happen that all devils can be saved before Satan, in his final fall, attains the fullest of maturity in evil.
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