Evolution of mankind -- Sources

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

Grade of feeling of mankind

Master Zelanus explains the grade of feeling of mankind as a spiritual attunement to a sphere in the hereafter:
In order to explain the spiritual attunement of mankind and to record it, you must know the laws of our life.
Those laws can also be perceived on this side.
Because here is a sphere like the human being who lives in it and it is at the same time the spiritual attunement after the earthly death.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
In the hereafter the sphere reflects the inner life of feeling:
When you leave the earthly life and enter the astral world, your inner life determines the place where you come to on this side.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943


Two thousand years ago, mankind still lived in the first grade of feeling:
Archives, 1945
Yet there are rays of hope:
Seen in this way it seems as if mankind has turned completely from God and Christ and is racing towards its destruction.
But there are rays of hope.
One or two people release themselves from the material life and follow a higher existence.
They accept the life of Christ and are busy returning to God.
They do not kill but give love, with the view directed at Golgotha, it is a shining example for the masses.
The art which the Earth receives becomes more beautiful and more noble.
The music, expressive arts experience an enormous blossom and point to the fact that despite the barbaric, yes, animal-like horrors, a more beautiful, more conscious feeling is busy growing amongst the people.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The philosophers gave mankind the higher thinking:
Archives, 1945
The University of Christ brings wisdom to earth:
Archives, 1945


The article ‘against racism and discrimination -- sources’ includes the quotation that mankind still lived in the animal-like grade of feeling two hundred years ago.
Napoleon lived from 1769 to 1821:
In this way the age of Napoleon approaches.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
At that time, the animal-like violence still reigned:
Fear lives in the hearts of millions of people, massive bloodbaths, carried out with demonic refinement, plunge the peoples into misery.
The world murders, gives vent to its low instincts, as if there had not been a Golgotha ...
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
Rulers such as Napoleon craved for more power:
The rulers crave for power, orgies of hate and destruction plunge the masses into misery.
What would become of the world and mankind, if the masters had not intervened and had directed these blind passions towards the good?
I ask you again and will continue to ask it!
First of all unity must come in Europe, as there must soon be unity amongst all the peoples of the Earth.
The aim of the masters is directed at bringing about that unity.
The human being wants to fight and destroy, good, but then unity in Europe must at least be achieved by it!
Amongst the millions one human being stood up, who felt called to bring Europe to unity.
This name will soon be on everyone’s lips, he will make history.
His life and power are known to you.
But why did he desire to join Europe so fanatically?
It is a thought, which he received from the masters.
They were in and around him and impressed these feelings on his emotional life.
He is a vehicle in their hands and thus his life has meaning for the Other Side.
Understand all of this well, reader!
The human being Napoleon was consumed by tyranny and no means was too cruel for him to serve his longings.
He unleashed a hell on Earth and let the blood of hundreds of thousands flow.
Anxiously swept along by his passion for possession and power, he started one military action after another.
However, it was the masters who gave direction to his plans!
Napoleon was the product of a world, which was still tuned in for a large part to hate and destruction.
The masters could not make a noble, spiritually living and thinking being of him in one blow, no more than they could suddenly turn the evil of mankind into good.
However, and this therefore happens throughout history, they could make the dreadful outbursts of human evil instrumental to their blessed plans.
The masters made use of the conqueror Napoleon in order to attain the unity of Europe and elevate the small countries to the large ones.
In view of his mentality, it goes without saying that Napoleon was unaware of their influence.
And this is how it goes with these conquerors - they think that they are serving their own plans, but the truth is that they promote the spiritual evolution of mankind as a result of the revolution which they unleash, this as a result of the will and the unconscious serving of the masters.
The spiritual gain which is a result of the military operations and the occupation, is this: the peoples get to know each other better anyway as a result of this, to be sure, undesired and forced contact, which forms the first step towards the understanding, that the peoples will master through time.
And the suffering, which the peoples must experience as a result of the wars, also yields profit.
Profit for God and the masses!
It appears as if amidst the violence of the fighting world spiritual development is impossible.
And yet we see it happening, that more people keep on turning away from the unconscious masses eager to fight and begin a higher life.
They come to this as a result of the misery and the suffering, which is brought over their heads.
Every deed, carried out for evil, creates inspiration and as a result of this souls reach awakening.
As a result of the suffering the human being repents and he turns his attention to God!
It was indeed known to the masters that Napoleon would not succeed in achieving the unity of Europe and on the necessary, purely spiritual basis, which only the happiness and the peace of the joined peoples would be able to guarantee.
Napoleon was least of all suitable for such a task, it can be testified about him that he brought the peoples a step closer to this ideal.
He energetically shook them awake and with every war more people realise, that hate and destruction take the world to the abyss.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The masters are working towards a world of collaboration and unity instead of a battle:
You saw Napoleon.
Why did Napoleon begin ... Napoleon wanted nothing else than to bring unity under the peoples.
He wanted to enslave them, he says: ‘I will take that and that ...’
But what did that man want?
Was that thought not exactly the same that the united peoples of the earth now do in America, and you read in ‘The Peoples of the Earth’, is that not exactly the same thing?
Were those thoughts of Napoleon different to these ones?
Were the thoughts and feelings of Moses different to these ones?
Can you feel this?
Moses was to bring unity.
Advance those peoples, because those masses, those whole masses of the earth must become one unity, one faith, one feeling, one wisdom, we are heading there.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
In the article ‘Valley of Sorrows -- sources’, we can read that Napoleon can only continue with his evolution over a hundred thousand years, because he lies down like an astral jellyfish in the lowest dark sphere:
He lives in the darkness, he is lying there like a jellyfish on the beach, he no longer has any life.
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 2, 1944


The technical inventions are inspired by the masters:
Life on Earth meanwhile experiences great changes.
The development of mankind progresses.
The towns become larger and change, not in the least as a result of the inventions, which are true technical wonders and are inspired by this side.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The masters knew that those inventions would be abused:
The leaders of the peoples increase the arms to an unprecedented height.
They make us the wonderful inventions, which were brought to Earth by the masters and their helpers.
The masters knew, of course, that the human being would abuse them.
However, they saw the broad outline in this too: as a result of the abuse of this mankind would damage itself, but precisely as a result of this reach consciousness!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The consciousness for the invention was inspired:
If faith, feeling, love and the conscious personality are within you, you can be elevated higher by us.
You now receive the consciousness from us for your invention, for your argument, we serve the sciences and spiritual awakening.
We therefore help you to create!
For the inventions, which have been passed onto Mother Earth, masters on this side were ready to pick up your longing, to elevate it to a height, after which all those inventions were achieved.
They were necessary in order to bring life on earth to material awakening, nevertheless, the majority was sullied and used for the purposes of war, which was never the aim of the Other Side.
Despite that sullying, people on our side continued anyway, I already told you, so that mankind would awaken.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Suddenly, the inventors could continue:
Archives, 1945
Your Edison and other people were sent to you, they received a new life for this purpose and brought that which they had to give to the Earth.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941

World War I

By experiencing the misery of World War I, mankind gained more control:
1914-1918 gave mankind more control, mankind from before 1914-1918 did not weigh up the pros and cons, it plunged itself into misery.
Without thinking about it for long, war was declared on another people.
In 1939 that lasted longer.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
After World War I, mankind reached the Land of Twilight:
1914-1918 brought mankind between the Land of Hatred and this Land of Twilight, after 1914-1918 mankind went further and entered the sphere, in which we are now.
(If you want to know more about this sphere and the laws of this world, then read the book ‘Those who Came Back from the Dead’, also received by Jozef Rulof from the Other Side.)
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941

Mankind is attuned to the Land of Twilight

We will now leave the Land of Hatred and go further by following astral mankind and recording the conscious of it.
Having come outside this Land of Hatred, we immediately see that it becomes lighter.
There is no more fear which overwhelms your life, you can now breath more freely.
The tension of the Land of Hatred lies behind you and more consciousness has come into your life.
You must be able to feel it, you can also read that from the earthly conscious on Earth.
You now already meet another personality, this one does not wish to kill, this human being wants to go upwards, wants to awaken spiritually and follow Christ.
This life has remorse for everything which was experienced and now wants to build up another world.
This sphere also borders on the Land of Hatred, but they must go further.
Mankind has also reached a higher stage.
The satanic influence of the Land of Hatred lies behind us, the dreadful hatred can no longer reach us, its coldness can no longer be felt now.
We suddenly go through the Land of Twilight - the spiritual attunement of mankind.
This is still a dusky sphere, but it already borders on the first heaven for our side.
That world lies close in the vicinity of ‘God’s Kingdom.’
How does the human being feel on Earth?
Soon that will be clear to you; we will get plenty of time to follow those laws and it is most certainly worthwhile, because as a result of this you will recognise your own time and your life and that of the masses and mankind.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
In the Land of Twilight, there are also studies and world views:
The Land of Twilight has therefore actually become a university town.
The people form little groups and in this way it can happen, that there are some who possess an opinion of the world and prepare themselves for a study.
You will certainly feel that the bearers of those theories and their followers are living dead.
When their eyes finally open a bit more, their companions fall away, realising that the life here is no longer of the Earth, but demands the awakening in the spirit.
This soul life sees the way, the truth and the life before him, for which Christ died.
Here you live in the truth and if you feel here as you felt on Earth, this must change.
It is therefore most certainly important which trade you chose on Earth.
You must do everything here to be in harmony with infinity.
Numerous laws now speak to your life and own conscious and require analysis.
Your sport, for example, is wonderful, as long as it does not dominate you in anything, otherwise you are already in conflict with our life, with your world after death!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
However, the Land of Twilight is a misty state:
Nature now starts to change in a misty state and this spiritual attunement of mankind.
Before the soul life has reached this height, it experiences the fight for life and death.
But becoming freed from the Land of Hatred is not so simple.
The personality keeps on falling back.
That is also the same struggle for you on Earth.
How difficult is it not to kill one longing?
The battle for both worlds is exactly the same, because the astral personality has the life in its own hands precisely as that of the Earth.
Mankind has come this far, this is the spiritual attunement of mankind.
Mankind mastered so much in the centuries which passed.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The Land of Twilight still does not radiate any warmth:
Every sphere has its own aura on this side, according to the inner conscious, because it is the personality which sends out the own life fluid.
The hells and the heavens are elevated from this and everything originated which we are able to see here as condensed substance.
And that substance is eloquent, because we our own life attunement in it.
We see all our previous lives again, at least if the awakening has entered us.
Outside of the spiritual awakening our own self is living dead, we pray and mumble, we love the stone church building on Earth and in addition even hate the other self of God.
The personality on this side radiates the achieved life attunement and warms the other life by means of it.
In this Land of Twilight there is nothing to radiate, the life still has to master that light.
That light is misty here.
Is it different on Earth?
Do you know the life aura of mankind?
Is it the heat which comes to you and do you feel blessed by this mentality?
Do you really feel happy on Earth?
Who can say that?
Who feels the bliss on Earth of the first sphere, of the ‘Kingdom of God’?
Who feels warmed by the sanctity of Golgotha?
Did Christ not give you that on Earth?
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
Millions of people are tired of fighting their lower characteristics:
There are people in this Land of Twilight, who continue to lie down apathetically, not capable of beginning the awakening and for the present just continue to sleep.
Until the wonder begins to speak for them as well and they feel themselves shaken awake.
The majority of these people feel the subconscious, however, millions of souls have been busy fighting themselves and fighting against the evil in their lives.
All those characteristics must be conquered!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The material feelings can also still be very tough here:
There are people in this Land of Twilight, who can release themselves from the earthly existence, they still surrender themselves to those material feelings.
Yet they will also reach spiritual awakening one day and will then start on the construction of themselves.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
It is a battle before the lower self has been conquered:
In our life the lower self must be fought and it costs a great deal of struggling and effort before it is conquered.
It is the powerful halt, call to all the danger in yourself.
This low self has taken the human being downhill for centuries.
This cursed own product, this rattling personality, that human monster must be conquered, it is only then that peace and calm will come into yourself and to Earth.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The profession practised on earth can still play a role here:
Anyone who stands spiritually higher and can enter the first sphere as the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’, is of course separate from the Earth and has mastered this heaven by serving the life of God.
But who on Earth is that far?
They are spirits of love.
What comes from their hands, carries their own inspiration, their lives are aimed at helping the unconscious child of God onwards.
For this task all those people give the own personality.
It speaks volumes again, that most of the people who enter the first sphere, already carry out a spiritual task on Earth.
How many different tasks can you not complete on Earth, which actually have no meaning for the astral world?
In this world pub landlords are no longer needed, nor your butchers, hundreds of those trades tell you that these people carry out material work and do not know spiritual surrender.
These people therefore have the most difficult time here, because they have brought along their dead life from the Earth.
They must release themselves from it.
And that releasing is not so simple, even if people think and say on Earth, that people are immediately prepared to take up something else.
These souls have tuned themselves into their work all their lives and then they are not so easily released from their material thinking and feeling.
Other people, who, for example, have carried out a task as doctors and nurses, people who already served their whole earthly life, can soon be reached in the Land of Twilight and therefore soon carry on here.
Again they devote themselves to all the life of God and reach the first sphere as a result of this.
It is only in the first sphere that the earthly academic can continue his study.
That is not possible in the Land of Twilight, there are no laboratories to be found here.
The spiritual awakening on this side is therefore necessary, otherwise your life will stand absolutely still here!
The great happiness for you as a earthly being is always to be ready for the life here, you now do not lose any time and now already experience the amazing laws of the process of dying and the passing over to here.
The moaning which is attached to that becoming released, is then far from you.
Awakening on this side hurts, shocks the conscious thinking and feeling and the personality must deal with all of that.
Development on this side means suffering, entails great sorrow, since all that new and higher here unravels your life.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The masses in the Land of Twilight are waiting:
Now it was a case of waiting. For what?
Mankind in the Land of Twilight is also waiting.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
When the individual takes action to serve, he is on his way to the first sphere of light:
But then the actual knowledge comes, the spiritually tuning into the higher life, wanting to serve, reaching the first heaven on this side.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The individual usually achieves this by starting to work in the dark spheres:
Then follows the serving of all that sacredness, which is the first sphere.
It is only then that the soul enters the higher consciousness.
Life in this sphere proceeds to love the other life of God and therefore comes further himself.
And that is exactly the same for earthly mankind.
The same Divine laws apply to it, which the individual and the masses also have to master.
The individual in the Land of Twilight descends into the dark spheres in order to serve the life of God there, thousands of souls reach the first sphere as a result of this and the ‘Kingdom of God’ on this side.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The masses on earth experience the fighting against the lower self through a war:
For the Earth that is awakening the fight against evil, that the masses can only experience through war!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
It is the fight against the darkness:
And that is also for the individual in this sphere, as I already remarked, the fight for life and death, the fight against the wrong, the fight of the dark against the light, of hell against heaven, of the conscious against the unconscious.
Is your fight different?
It serves to awaken, in order to conquer those bad characteristics.
On this side the soul life experiences that and this is the passing over to a higher world.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
Mankind is faced with the battle to release itself from its unconscious self:
Since the Land of Twilight is the attunement for the individual, the masses and mankind, they stand for releasing themselves from the unconscious self.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The unconscious self is attached to self-love:
The unconscious life there loves itself.
Do you not also know this phenomenon on Earth?
Is the individual there perhaps different and can the masses and mankind witness that it stands above self love?
This is not the case.
This is therefore the spiritual gauge, the spiritual attunement for the masses and mankind.
All the souls in this state live for themselves.
That cursed self continually dominates the good and this is why they fight here on Earth for life and death in order to conquer that evil.
Your dreadful slaughtering, the terrible suffering and sorrow were born from that, which the whole of mankind now has to accept.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
A war breaks down the self-satisfied self:
The spoilt and self-satisfied self must be broken down on this side, it is only then that the soul bows its head to the laws of God and the life of Christ gets meaning.
But what must be broken down here, must experience the same fate on Earth and a war takes care of this, which destroys life and possessions on a large scale and with furious violence.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
Mankind now wants to awaken spiritually:
Hundreds of people of one colour live here and those masses help the individual.
You also see that on Earth.
On Earth mankind draws the masses to one situation and that is in order to conquer evil.
Mankind now dominates, the masses and the individual must follow.
The better self of mankind now speak for Christ and the spiritual awakening, which no one on Earth expected.
On this side we have been able to see that for centuries, because we know the inner life of this enormous personality.
That elevating lasted millions of centuries for mankind.
When Moses received the faith the Spheres of Light had already been achieved.
That means that the awakening in the spirit was continually experienced, even if it was only through the individual.
The individual took possession during all those millions of centuries of the All and returned to God.
Then the masses followed.
Now mankind wants to awaken!
Is this not a joyful phenomenon?
All those souls devoted the best of themselves for this purpose and now you cannot escape from this in your life.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
There is still help available:
Nevertheless, you are helped in this by a personality, similar to yours, a sister or a brother, a mistress or master for this life.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941

World War II

Mankind as a personality does not wish to return to the Land of Hatred:
Germany, Japan and Italy want to return to the Land of Hatred.
However, the personality which has fought itself free from that, wants to prevent that, it foresees the decline and enslaving of the whole of humanity and now fights a battle of life and death against those still unconscious characteristics.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
It took millions of years before the last struggle between the lower and the higher in the human being was fought during World War II:
In the centuries which passed, more wars kept coming, since the higher conscious still had to awaken in the human being.
That higher conscious had to start to dominate in order to conquer evil, which has only become possible now.
The good and the violent stand sharply divided opposite each other, the first group want peace and calm on Earth, the last group misery, domination, destruction of all the good.
It took millions of years, before you would experience the last struggle between good and evil, the battle of low against high, of the unconscious against the conscious being.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
It is the battle between the unconscious self of mankind:
The incredible suffering which is now experienced on Earth, was brought about by the unconscious self.
That unconscious and dominating self life is now conquered, the masses and mankind want to go higher and earn spiritual conscious.
Now the unconscious self on Earth is cursed, because it tortures the masses.
This unconscious self is merciless.
This unconscious self takes you back to the prehistoric age, tortures you in the concentration camps and raises its hand to greet you, which is demonic!
That empty and meaningless self tries to hide the own and true personality, pretends to be nice, but lies and cheats, as this has never happened before.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
In 1941, upon the writing of the book ‘The Peoples of the Earth seen from the Other Side’ that unconscious self was only represented by a minority.
Although, as I already said, it is still a certain percentage which still follows this conscious, it no longer has any meaning for the astral laws, because the Land of Hatred has been conquered.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The better self is now addressed:
This century speaks to your own life, to your grade of conscious, to your better self!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941