…I did not work by the Christian Rationalist Doctrine, I had not the happiness to get to know it and I could not; but my spirit as I was always a fighter, that faced difficult situations, I have known how to take advantage and how to improve. So today I work in the Higher Astral Pleiad… Martin Luther King Jr.

Space – by Luiz de Mattos

No matter how much man can expand his knowledge, no matter how much he will analyse and research, he will not be able to penetrate the whole infinite extension of Space from the limited position he occupies of Earth.

The human mind, although able to reach a certain point, never attains the extreme goal, which is controlled by absolute values.

Those who are overly concerned about a clear definition of the concept of Space, trying to comprehend it totally, are wasting their time because only Universal Intelligence holds such complete knowledge.

Before being able to conceive the maximum issues of the Universe, man just needs to acquire the knowledge which is necessary for his evolution. He should make an effort to learn the numberless lessons he has not yet absorbed and which of long precede those involving the transcendental conceptions of the Spirit.

The knowledge that human intelligence can grasp about Space is already being disclosed by space science.

This planet - which serves at the same time as a school and a purifying crucible to billions of incarnate spirits - is, like myriads of other planets, just a speck of dust in relation to Infinite Space.

Earth is part of a modest solar system belonging to a larger star family called GALAXY.

The solar system of which Earth is a part comprises a small number of planets revolving around the sun.

None of these planets has its own light. Light comes from the sun rays which are reflected on them. The same happens to the moon, whose brilliance results from the solar light reflected upon its illuminated half.

Apart from the planets, the other stars seen in the sky are suns and, therefore, centres of solar systems. There are solar systems both smaller and larger than the one which contains the Earth.

There are also other solar systems which are very complex, with various suns of different colours, producing changing lights of several shades which vary with the sunrise and sunset of each sun.

The light given off by solar bodies - identical to that of earthly matter - should not be confused with Astral Light, which represents Intelligent Force and fills Infinite Space. Astral Light has an entirely different composition.

The darkness of night is no obstacle to the spirit. It can see through Astral Light which penetrates all bodies, down to the smallest spot in space. Day and night express periods related only to earthly life.

There are various moments of the Earth is space. The most outstanding are: rotation around its axis; revolution around the sun; the movement around the axis of the galaxy, made in conjunction with the whole solar system; and another, resulting from the movement of the galaxy itself.

All these movements are perfectly co-ordinated at uniform, precisely adjusted speeds.

The measure used to evaluate astronomical distances is the distance travelled by light in Space during one year, using as a basis its speed, which is about 300,000 kilometres per second.

At this extremely high speed light travels between the two poles of Earth in a mere fraction of a second.

The distance between the sun and the Earth is travelled by light in about 8 minutes. However, it takes thousands of years for it to cross the galaxy of our solar system from one extreme to another.

We should not lose sight of the fact that there are incomparably larger galaxies - just as there are suns - in the galaxy where our small planet belongs, which are dozens of millions of times larger than ours, although our sun is so large in comparison to Earth that it contains much more than a million times Earth's volume.

by Luiz de Mattos

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