Metanoia – The Intelligence of the planets

“G. spoke of the planets and the moon as
living beings, having definite ages, a definite period of life and possibilities of
development and transition to other planes of being. From what he said it appeared
that the moon was not a “dead planet,” as is usually accepted, but, on the contrary, a
“planet in birth”; a planet at the very initial stages of its development which had not
yet reached “the degree of intelligence possessed by the earth,” as he expressed it.
“But the moon is growing and developing,” said G., “and some time, it will,
possibly, attain the same level as the earth. Then, near it, a new moon will appear and
the earth will become their sun. At one time the sun was like the earth and the earth
like the moon. And earlier still the sun was like the moon.”
This attracted my attention at once. Nothing had ever seemed to me more artificial,
unreliable, and dogmatic than all the usual theories of the origin of planets and solar
systems, beginning with the Kant-Laplace theory down to the very latest, with all
their additions and variations. The “general public” considers these theories, or at any
rate the last one known to it, to be scientific and proven. But in actual fact there is of
course nothing less scientific and less proven than these theories. Therefore the fact
that G.’s system accepted an altogether different theory, an organic theory having its
origin in entirely new principles and showing a different universal order, appeared to
me very interesting and important.
“In what relation does the intelligence of the earth stand to the intelligence of the
sun?” I asked.
“The intelligence of the sun is divine,” said G. “But the earth can become the same;
only, of course, it is not guaranteed and the earth may die having attained nothing.”
“Upon what does this depend?” I asked.
G.’s answer was very vague.
“There is a definite period,” he said, “for a certain thing to be done. If, by a certain
time, what ought to be done has not been done, the earth may perish without having
attained what it could have attained.”
“Is this period known?” I asked.
“It is known,” said G. “But it would be no advantage whatever for people to know it.
It would even be worse. Some would believe it, others would not believe it, yet others
would demand proofs. Afterwards they would begin to break one another’s heads.
Everything ends this way with people.”
excertps from ISOM P.D. Ouspensky

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