Basically, All beings need the proper conditions in which to evolve,
and these are provided by the celestial bodies. An example Steiner
gives is that the beings on the Sun are so highly advanced that their
rate of evolution would be the equivalent of a human gaining the
experience of an old man immediately after being born! They had to
leave the earth, on the one hand, to give humans the slower
conditions to evolve, and on the other, to maintain their proper rate.
Many, many beings need many different conditions (as an ecologist,
there are tons of 'materialistic' examples). The positioning of the
bodies reflects the fact that interactions also relate to these
Sorry, I can't help with the 'Christ's etheric body issue', right now.
Take care, and give care, Rick
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, "Adrian Hansen"
> Ever since becoming interested in spiritual worlds,I have had great
> difficulties understanding the concept of these worlds. As I
> understand it these worlds are 'states of consciousness". So my
> question is , if the world and the universe is populated with
> spirits, how come those spirits need an abode, like the moon, sun,
> mars etc, and for the elemental spirits an earthly place?Why are
> Ethereric, Astral and Higher worlds 'located in the universe?
> Maybe this is a stupid question for more learned anthropops, but in
> my group there are people that have been with the society for over
> years that cannot answer my question, so hopefully there will be
> one more brainy in our group that can help me ease my mind!.The
> question I have regarding the etheric body of the Christ.
> I can't understand how people like Sister Emmerich are supposed to
> have read from the etheric body of Christ and envisioned the life
> Him through these revelations, Their stories are of a personal
> nature , as if they were present themselves in a previous
> incarnation. Some of the detail described is from the Source like
> pain, and toil experienced by the Christ and the person descibing
> events apparently 'feel' these pains themselves.Where those events
> induced as a revelation or are they an imaginative experience?
> Sorry to be a nuisance, Love Adrian