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Revelation of the overwhelmingly radiant beauty of the Sun-palace
33,1. Will it be difficult to move from here, and will we have to observe the straight line from here? Let us go out into the free, very spacious room, which is found between this wide circular gallery and the main building in the middle, and we shall soon see what shall be done there.
33,2. Look through between the two inner pillars with the spiral staircases before us, and tell me what you see.
33,3. You say: Dear friend and brother, we have no words to describe this sight miraculously presented to our poor eyes! A surface of full-blown brilliancy presents itself to our gaze, and millions of rays upon rays are shooting in all directions, all of different colors; and the rays takes mutually hold of each other and form transient forms. The forms also converge here and there, creating new forms.
33,4. There, further towards the main building, we see these rays rolling into the most colorful circles, and the circles often rise themselves as spheres above the floor. These spheres glimmer in the changing light, whose charming and most beautiful appeal cannot be described with words. And finally, we see above these light-spheres the bottom row of pillars of this great central palace.
33,5. The pillars has the appearance of downward-swirling, bright red flames, and behind these peculiar pillars, is a wall radiating a light blue light, having entrance gates between the pillars, from which a marvelous greenish-white light radiates. - That's all we can see so far.
33,6. When we look at the undulating movement of this surface, it looks as if the floor is a body of water, over which one cannot firmly walk. We can refute this notion by looking back at the last avenue hindrance which also had such an undulating surface, but was in fact not fluid at all, and it may well be that the light of this surface here is likewise just a visual deception.
33,7. Yes, my dear friends and brothers, so it is with this matter. All that you see here as fluid, is only a play of light, which is particularly typical on the central suns, and this becomes stronger, the closer a place is situated to great equator of such a central sun. This is therefore a very solid material in itself and can be polished much finer than the finest diamond with you. The smoother such a large surface is, the more eagerly are the powerful light-rays of its sun-world body light-ether surroundings absorbed, and after saturation, thrown back again. And so, by the to and fro reflection, such billowing effect ensues in the vicinity, as waves form themselves into all kinds of light-forms, and in the distance, into circles. Why then? Because in the distance all movements, as well as all forms, are increasingly rounded off, which you can already see on your earth body from different phenomena.
33,8. Go for example on a great height, and look at the broad horizon, which is very uneven in itself, but you will still see it quite rounded; the cause lies in the fact that the small irregularities completely disappear against the whole wide stretch of horizon.
33,9. If you look at a multi-edged pillar from a certain distance, it will not appear edgy, but round.
33,10. If you would observe a broad river, and look at the flow of the water from the nearest bank to the opposite bank, this phenomenon will be well confirmed. At the closest bank, you will see the flow of the stream, and on the opposite bank you will see bigger intersecting circles, in which the flow of the stream seem to be slow.
33,11. How uneven the world-bodies are on their surface, your earth can show you enough; but from a great distance they become a perfectly round circle; if not quite perfectly circular, but the outer edge line appear to be perfectly flat.
33,12. There are a number of such examples; but I think that these are enough to comprehend the seemingly miraculous phenomena before us as a manifestation itself, without a spiritually corresponding meaning, to which we shall come at the appropriate opportunity.
33,13. We need only to know beforehand that the floor which is spread out before us is perfectly solid, and we can immediately move forward over it; and so we cheerfully go ahead!
33,14. We are out of the gallery and on the ground and see, it is firm, and the undulating light are not to be seen where we stand. We can now move towards the main building. But take a look at the building, which is now standing before us in all its revealed splendor.
33,15. What do you say about this work? You say the same as I do, that there are no words, and one becomes dumb before the most sublime sight! If one imagined such an infinitely exalted and glorified Babylonian tower, one would probably have the best picture of it; but one would have to take the spiralascending passages of the Babylonian Tower and divide it into ten floors, each of which describes a somewhat narrower circle. But this would only be a naked form without light; but here the grandest and noblest form is engulfed with an indescribable splendor and glory of light. Yet, how much less is our imagined structure in comparison to this indescribably, exceedingly greater glory.
33,16. But let us go closer. it will develop itself more and more in its infinite splendor. You see the lower row from here as if consisting of single large pillars, each of which has a height of thirty klafter. You might have estimated the height correctly; but not the pillars themselves. When you look closely, you will see each column as if it consists of round bars. But we are closer now, and it is quite easy to see that such a column, which from a distance is a mere pillar, is seen from up close to be a full circle of pillars, same as we formerly perceived individual rods to be a single great pillar.
33,17. And now see, we have fortunately come to the great level of the Central Building, and we see that each such main pillar consists of thirty pillars, arranged in a circle, far enough from each other for us to comfortably enter such a column-circle and convince ourselves that it still has enough room to accommodate a thousand people.
33,18. But now look also at this splendid establishment; Along the circle of these columns, a splendid staircase winds upwards along the inner space with a gentle slope, and with the most splendid balconies up to the next floor. And see, every pillar, or rather every pillar-circle, which we see from here, has a similar arrangement.
33,19. The base of such a column is bright green, and the galleries, which border the ascending staircase, look like flaming gold; then look out, the ground of this first large, level gallery is that of a most beautiful amethyst, in which all sorts of diamond ornamentation is embedded like a mosaic. What do you say about this truly unbelievable splendor?
33,20. I can see that it with you as it is with me: one can literally find no words. Let us go up the staircase, and look at the second floor; there will we get to see things, which will overshadow all that has been seen so far? So follow me up the stairs.
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