“It was taught in Manicheism that from our age onwards the souls of men would began to transmute into good and evil which will manifest in full force in the sixth epoch. In other words: human souls must strong enough to bring good out of evil by a process of spiritual alchemy.
“When the Earth begins to recapitulate the previous phases of its evolution, there will first be a reunion with the Moon, and then of this Earth-Moon with he Sun. The reunion with the Moon will mark the culminating point of evil on earth; the reunion with the Sun will signify, on the other hand, the advent of happiness, the reign of the ‘elect.’” ~Rudolf Steiner
Good and Evil Souls
It is unfortunate that the word “soul” is used to mean several things. It can refer to the mundane soul that every animal including man has. Also it can refer to the Divine Soul. Or it can refer simply to the mind of man.
The Divine Soul can never become evil. If it did, it would cease to be divine and immortal. Do is become dormant, like a person in a coma. That is what happened with the great fall and it still happens every time a person is born on the physical level of reality.
So it is the mind that is really becoming good or evil, not the soul. Not if by “soul” you mean the Divine Soul from God. The mind, and the Ego in the mind become evil. That mind must be overcome by awakening the soul so that it can take control and make us into the good beings God meant us to be.
The Sixth Epoch
The Manechians are not the only ones who taught of six epochs. A few years ago, 2012, to be specific, millions were worried about the end of the world coming in December of that year. When nothing seemed to happen, they all sighed in relief, and went on with their lives as before. Most did, anyway. But while it may seem that the Mayan calendar war wrong, it wasn’t. The fifth epoch did end at that time, and the sixth began. It may seem like nothing significant changes, but that is only true on the lowest levels of reality. On higher levels, quite a lot changed, and the change is ongoing. Continue reading “Sixth Epoch of Happiness and Light”