The lectures in this themed issue give insight into the ascent of the fallen creatures, into their long path back home to the kingdom of God. Since the fulfillment of Christ’s act of redemption, since his victory over Lucifer, the latter must let all those spirit beings who no longer wish to serve evil – in whose soul the desire has awakened to return home to their Father in heaven – leave his realm.
Angels of God strive for the ascent of their brothers and sisters. They not only care for humans and for the beings in the spheres of ascent, they also find access to the planes of hell. Here they help the unfortunates escape from Lucifer’s realm. Even hell has its levels of improvement, and whoever has a change of heart here and reaches its upper levels of ascent attains the protection of the divine world. The angels of God explain to those who wish to return home the further path of ascent. Whereas some are able to accelerate their return home and are allowed, after a certain preparation, to enter directly into their first human life, others, on account of the guilt they once incurred during the fall, must take the long path through the various kingdoms of nature.