Second sphere of light -- Sources

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

The difficult battle

Master Alcar explains to André (Jozef Rulof) that the inhabitants of the second sphere of light have attuned a strong concentration to enter the spiritual from the material:
Look, we have now entered the second sphere.’
André saw yet another country.
Everything looked different from the sphere where he had just been.
The sky was shrouded in a taut blue garment, and there wasn’t a cloud in sight.
The heavens resembled a full balloon that might explode at any moment.
He sensed this clearly.
This same power was inherent in nature too, which seemed very strange to him.
A curious feeling came over him.
He saw temples and buildings everywhere around, erected in a most beautiful style and made of a finer substance than in the first sphere.
It was just as if everything sensed more life and therefore existed on a higher level.
He saw many beings too, and it caught his eye how the garments were very different from those they wore in the first sphere.
They were all younger here too.
‘What does this tension mean, Alcar, that pervades everything?
Does it mean something?
It’s just as if everything is about to explode.’
‘You sensed this accurately too, André.
Everything that lives here has reached a transitory condition, and man senses a link with a higher attunement.
Nature, and man, will open up to a higher life.
And this inner possession causes an enhanced power of feeling in everything.
They focus on enhanced possession to test their inner condition.
You sense their struggle to reach the third sphere from here.
Here they must battle the fierce attacks of their own ego.
This is where they will have to dismantle themselves to get to the third sphere, where they enter the spiritual life for good.
The higher man rises, the harder his battle will become, because the conditions are finer and more beautiful, the spheres are less dense, and deep within they must attune.
So the big battle is fought to enter the spiritual and leave matter behind.
Do you sense how hard this battle is, how strained their condition, and how vividly they focus on this higher possession?
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
They get their thoughts under control to only think and speak the truth.
You are afraid to say a word; you only speak the truth.
What you will speak about, you learned that and nature proves that to you.
The phenomena which you see are founded, that is spiritual possession.
Every thought is a reality of the cosmos to which you belong and which you will soon get to know.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
The human being of the second sphere of light is awake and is on the way to developing himself spiritually:
The first, the second, the third still have contact with the earth.
You are still not free from your earthly feelings in the first sphere.
There are people lying there who are resting, for years on end.
But the second sphere, can you feel this, that is awake, that continues, that no longer sees you there, that continues through the universe.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950

Higher art

The art in the second sphere of light radiates spiritual strength of love.
Again André saw people who were accompanied by their earthly friends, with whom they were linked by love.
Birds were singing their song and flowers decorated this sphere wherever man was.
Every being that lived here wanted to ascend, because it already felt that higher warmth.
Nature too was wonderful, and he saw plains, mountains and water.
They entered a temple of great splendour.
All around the building fruit growed and plants blossomed, and as he entered, he saw that these also grew inside the building.
Their pure life was inherent in everything, although the beings who dwelt here didn’t yet feel released from material thoughts.
Again André walked into a building dedicated to the spiritual arts, highly curious to know what he would experience next.
Large boulders in all colours lay in front of him.
He saw stones enveloped in a pale blue haze, other ones had various hues, but he liked the blue ones most.
There were very mellow colours too, but it puzzled him how they came by these beautiful marble-like stones on this side.
Here was everything that could serve mankind, but much more beautiful than on earth.
On earth, no one could imagine what spiritual possession was like.
Here he saw all colours mingled.
It contained life and this life spread light all around.
Art in all its forms radiated; every form of life possessed spiritual power that was love.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936
Here too the cross represents the life of Christ, which people focus on.
Here too he saw various beings who were busy on a work of art.
He saw a beautiful depiction, surrounded by many figures and representing something symbolical.
Lots of spirits were working on it.
Together they were creating this work of art, but one of them was the master.
On top of this depiction he saw a globe as if it was the earth, supported by dozens of human figures and surmounted by a cross made of snow-white marble.
The cross silhouetted sharply and it filled everyone who looked at it with reverence for the Creator.
‘What does it represent, Alcar?’
‘This sculpture, my son, depicts how man bears and represents life.
The globe symbolizes the earth; the cross is life and designates Christ.’
The figures that carried it were as large as life.
The whole object was magnificent, and love showed up in its entirety.
All those who had participated in this and gave their powers, felt love.
The sculpture glowed and they also glowed with this power of love.
It meant happiness to be allowed to accomplish something like this.
Oh, how beautiful, how mighty this work of art was.
A View into the Hereafter, 1936