The faculty of reasoned thought, recognising Divinity without
clairvoyance, as an external revelation, is developed in the
ancient Hebrew people. To this end, the particular bodily
constitution of Abraham must be transmitted by way of heredity.
The combining of the mathematical world-picture with inner
Imagination is achieved through Moses in Egypt. The Law is
given in Arabia. In the Babylonian captivity, contact is made
with oriental wisdom. Recapitulation of the history of the
ancient Hebrew people in the coming of Jesus of Bethlehem. The
kingdom of Man or the kingdom of Heaven.
The different streams of spiritual life in antiquity converge
in Jesus. Ancient clairvoyance and the significance of
blood-relationship fade away before the new happening: the full
function of the Ego, the kingdom of Heaven. Preparation for
this among the Nazarenes. The Baptism of John. The Children of
the Serpent and the image of the Lamb. John the Baptist as the
bringer-in of the new era, in which the spiritual world shines
into the soul of man through the phenomena and manifestations
of the outer world.