Guidelines: 162 - 164
- 162. In his representations [mental pictures] man does not live with his consciousness in being, but in pictorial being, in non-being. He is thereby freed from mutual experience with the cosmos. Pictures do not coerce. Only being coerces. If he does act according to the pictures however, he is completely independent of them, which means freedom from the world.
163. In the moment of such a representation [mental picture], man is connected with the world's being only by what he has become from the past: his previous earth lives and his lives between death and new birth.
164. This leap over non-being in relation to the cosmos can only be accomplished through Michael's activity and the Christ impulse.