Conscience is often seen as the “highest moral and logical authority” and evaluates information to determine the quality of an action: good or evil, fair, or unfair. Consequently, conscience usually ranks higher than consciousness and, in addition, has the ability and the authority to decide how information will be used, either for good or for ill. Conscience can determine our final decisions for action after evaluating, in a split second, all of the varying parameters. It also seems to be able to predict the outcomes of some actions.

Now for the first time we reach the actual Earth evolution. In the next Pralaya which followed the Moon evolution, the Moon fell back into the Sun. As one body they went through Pralaya. When the Earth eventually emerged out of the darkness the whole Sun-mass was united with it. In that epoch the first or Polarian Race began. Then the previous Sun-Men, in accordance with conditions at that time, were able to form this specially favored species, the Sons of the Sun, because the Sun was still united with the Earth.

The Spiritual Hierarchies described by Rudolf Steiner, and many others, are nine ranks of beings who work together as one being with three part, — the first, second, and third hierarchy. The Holy Trinity works through the “threefold” set of hierarchical beings as the Father God rules the first/highest rank of the hierarchy – Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones; the Son God of the Holy Trinity (Christ) works through the second, middle rank of the hierarchy – Dominions/Spirits of Wisdom, the Mights/Spirits of Movement, and the Powers/Spirits of Form; and the Holy Spirit works through the third/lowest rank of the hierarchy – Angels, Archangels, and Archai.

This inherent “trinity in a trinity” does not make the Christian Holy Trinity and Celestial Hierarchy a form of pantheism or deity worship because a “threefold” Divine being manifests Itself through a “threefold” set of hierarchical aspects, virtues, qualities, forces, beings, and levels of consciousness congealing over four ancient periods of development of the Earth to create a human being on the Earth today.

The self is the focus of development and yet the self has many names, elements, and components: the “I Am”, ego, lower self, Adam Kadmon Self, the Angelic Self, the doubles of the lower self, the higher self, Spirit Self (Manas), the self of Life Spirt (Buddhi), the Christened Self, the selfless self, and ultimately the highest self which is found in the Spirit Human (Atman).

All of these facets of the human self – from inception to fulfillment of spirit potential – are part of the biography of the “I Am.”