Cosmic grades of life -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘cosmic grades of life’.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘cosmic grades of life’.

Evolution steps

Already in the first book, Jozef Rulof receives a panorama of our cosmic evolution:
Now he clearly heard a voice talking to him: ‘The first planet also is the first cosmic attunement.
The second one you perceived, which is larger, is the second cosmic attunement; then comes the third one, the earth; then the fourth, fifth and sixth, and the seventh cosmic attunement too, where Christ dwells.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936

First Cosmic Grade of Life

The first cosmic grade of life is the first grade of life for growing and condensing:
We therefore return to the moon and then you see the first cosmic grade, you can also do that now, you must now also call that: the first cosmic awakening.
The first giving birth, the first fatherhood, the first being reborn is a grade of life for growth and condensing.
Lectures Part 3, 1952
When we as soul take leave of Mother Moon, we have completed our lives on the first cosmic grade of life:
But we will continue here now and then we will see that also here the moment came of taking leave of Mother Moon. Now we have to experience the taking leave for this stage, and we have the first cosmic grade of life in our hands and have completed it.
Lectures Part 2, 1951

Second Cosmic Grade of Life

Once we have left the moon, we need many transitions in order to transform our material body from a watery life form to a condensed land form.
This is why we cannot suddenly reincarnate from the moon to the earth.
On the transition planets to Mars, we build up our land life, on Mars we experience that completely, and then we start to refine it on the next transition planets in order to finally be able to give it the refined human form on earth:
The first planet, therefore, had no other task than the one it possessed and could accomplish, but according as we proceed, all those bodies will have to accomplish an other activity in order to develop the material organism.
It will, therefore, be clear to you that this is not possible in one single state.
Because, why and for what purpose do we on our side have six spheres in order to be able to enter the highest, the seventh sphere?
When you understand that man was born out of that small embryo and has to follow that long way of development before reaching maturity, this here will also be clear to you, and you can accept all this.
In everything we see those transitions, also in sleep and the deepest, apparent death, all of which I explained to you at the beginning of your development.
In the darkness there are degrees of attunement, or transitions, likewise in the spheres of light, and we, too, know seven degrees in the cosmic picture: these are transitions to gain the highest, the Divine spheres.
The child which has to be born and lives in the womb of the mother, has to experience several transitions before passing to the final stage.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939

Third Cosmic Grade of Life

The first souls began on the first planet as embryonic life, in order to condense the spiritual plasma of the planet to a material body.
During a contact evening, a woman asks master Zelanus whether this applies to all the planets, on which we continue our evolution as soul:
(Lady in the hall): ‘Master Zelanus, may I come back for a moment to ‘The Origin of the Universe’?
I think I understood that on the third cosmic grade the whole creation plan repeats itself, that means the origin of creation, of the embryonic stage, via the fish stage, to the adult stage of the human being.’
That is true.
(Lady in the hall): ‘So you do not have that on the transition planets and on the second cosmic grade?’
The same everywhere.
(Lady in the hall): ‘Always the embryonic stage?’
(Lady in the hall): ‘So in the water too?’
If you experience the sixth cosmic grade, then you will say, then you are already divine, paternal, father and mother; then you must still be one in order to give the soul a body, in order to reach the seventh cosmic grade.
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes.’
And you are again, at the beginning of that creation you are always embryonic again.
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes, you have that now.
You see that with motherhood, with the cell ...’
You are still that now.
(Lady in the hall): ‘Yes, that is precisely the maternal body, which ... that stage ...’
Then it was the earth in which you lived as embryo, and now you live in the earth of the mother.
The earth was the maternal source, and that source is now in the mother.
Is that not the same thing?
Only, it was then the maternal earth independence and it is now the human independence, as possession.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Our hereafter belongs to the third cosmic grade of life. Life after death is only a preparation in order to be able to pass on to the fourth cosmic grade of life:
In this way seven cosmic universes came into being.
The first three here, in which we live, then life after death follows, which is no more than a world of preparation.
Masks and Men, 1948
The fourth sphere of light in the hereafter is the first happy sphere.
Then the soul can really prepare itself for the fourth cosmic grade of life:
From the Moon we were now able to follow and allowed to analyze the human being for his development.
Now we stand before the first happy sphere in the life beyond the coffin.
What path did the human being, man and woman, have to cover?
What they experienced is awe-inspiring and the human being has still not reached his final stage.
It is only here that he begins with his spiritual beginning, but that means that he has conquered his Third Cosmic Grade of Life!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944
After the seven spheres of light in the hereafter, we pass on to the mental areas, in order to be born again as an embryo on the fourth cosmic grade of life:
Then you have seven spheres to experience – we call them heavens – and when you are through that, through the seventh sphere, madam, then you get the mental areas, also areas for reincarnation.
Also again as an embryo.
And then you enter a new universe.
And that is the fourth cosmic grade.
Then you have the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh cosmic grade is the All-Consciousness, the All-Stage.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951

Awakening space

Our universe contains three cosmic grades of life:
That means that your universe in which you live is divided in three grades life, and the planets got to carry the systems under their own power.
The Moon now represents the First Cosmic Grade of Life for your universe, Mars the Second, and Mother Earth the Third.
If you now leave there, come ‘beyond the coffin’, possess light, then you will carry on there, I mean, in our astral life, in order to conquer the seven spheres of light and only then will you enter the Fourth Cosmic Grade, the laws of which the books of Jeus will explain to you!
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952
The planets mentioned are the main planets:
As main planets they are: Moon, Mars and Mother Earth.”
Lectures Part 3, 1952
The transition planets lie distributed in the universe, because they need various atmospheric conditions for the condensing and growth of the human body.
Those atmospheric conditions are determined in particular by their distance to their sun, and by the strength of that sun.
The secondary planets or interim planets do not therefore lie in our solar system:
It therefore goes without saying, if the secondary planets had lived close by Mother Earth, that becoming conscious would already go too fast, that power for those organs would not have been becoming conscious, but a grasping and feeling too high for the macrocosmic organism, but we have not yet got to know those laws either.
Now there would have been no question of gradual evolution and we have to accept that.
And that is clear, because we as human beings could not have made that leap.
So we experience foundation after foundation, grade after grade, consciousness after consciousness, for fatherhood and motherhood.
There is nothing else to be experienced, this is the Divine creation.
The secondary planets got to experience an own sphere and that was necessary.
By means of this every stage got to experience the own evolution at an attunement for Sun and Moon, for which the secondary planets now lie spread out in the universe.
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 4, 1944
By means of the consecutive grades of life, the soul builds up its body, and by experiencing those bodies our life of feeling and our personality are formed:
So these three macrocosmic grades of life now work on the human life, the animal life and the plant life”, so for the human, animal, maternal independence as organic life.
The inner life expands itself and becomes the life of feeling and the personality.
Lectures Part 3, 1952
The universe offers all the life the possibility of going higher:
What this universe now does as a whole is, as I already told you a moment ago, and you were able to follow, lay the foundations in order to be able to go higher as a human being.
So this universe was created for the human being; natural and following our life, the animal kingdom and Mother Nature.
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 1, 1944
On the moon our water life began, on Mars we expanded our land consciousness and on earth the soul could refine its material body:
We lived in the waters on the Moon, Mars already gave us the land consciousness, and Mother Earth the perfect one for this universe, because she got hold of that task by means of Sun and Moon.
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 1, 1944
On the third cosmic grade of life our inner life awakens, on the fourth grade it is spatially aware:
However by means of this we get to know that the Third Cosmic Grade of Life no longer is, no longer wants to be and can be, than a world which has laid these foundations for the evolution process as a human being, and other life.
The Third Cosmic Grade did not need to create anything else.
The Third Grade is an awakening space for the life of God, my brothers, and this Fourth Cosmic Grade has awakened spatially consciously!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 1, 1944

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Cosmic Grade of Life

From the earth we can only perceive planets which belong to the first three cosmic grades:
You know already that there are seven degrees of cosmic attunements.
All planets which can be seen from the earth, have their own attunement and belong to the first, second or third cosmic degree.’
The Origin of the Universe, 1939
From the earth the higher solar systems are not visible:
These solar systems are invisible from the earth, and we discussed this on our previous journey.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939
The main planet of the fourth cosmic grade of life is hundreds of times larger than the earth:
‘If this planet is hundreds of times larger that the earth, it must be a great expanse.
Are there planets which are still larger, Alcar?’
‘The higher we get the larger everything becomes and we get the feeling that there is no end any more.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939

Seventh Cosmic Grade of Life

The soul reaches the All-Stage of its cosmic evolution by experiencing seven cosmic grades of life:
In the way outlined above the seven cosmic grades came into being and it is as a result of experiencing all these worlds of existence, that the soul can return as a human being to the All-stage, the Divine stage!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The cosmic grades of life are grades of love:
So all forms of life that exist in the cosmos have an attunement of their own, and that attunement is love, the power of love which the being senses and possesses.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936