In scene five, four god-like hierophants stand at the four corners of a subterranean rock temple: North, East, South, West.
These higher beings are disappointed with Felix Balde.
Because Felix is in need of a "revelation new", the gods say (they never do anything) they are going to hold back their "spirit light" and not give Felix this precious wisdom.
This will stunt Felix's evolution. Not giving Felix the "spirit light" prohibits him from developing the type of 6th-level clairvoyance that would have otherwise emerged from his spirit self; but emerged prematurely. Felix was simply not yet ready to facilitate a wide-awake form of clairvoyance.
The hierophants suffer his ignorance gracefully, as protectors and guiders of human evolution. The hierophant Retardus (in the North) says of Felix, ". . .let simple faith be. . . his guide."