One of the most challenging aspects of commencing your INNERwork is to get a real understanding that there is more to life than you think.
There is a greater depth of experience within reach and this requires using more faculties in you than you are used to. As with anything else, these faculties are awaiting discovery through active attention and dedication.
By the impulse of the first weight the soul, having started on its downward course from the intersection of the zodiac and the Milky Way to the successive spheres lying beneath, as it passes through these spheres… acquires each of the attributes which it will exercise later.
In the sphere of Saturn it obtains reason and understanding, called logistikon and theoretikon;
in Jupiter’s sphere, the power to act, called praktikon;
in Mars’ sphere, a bold spirit or thymikon;
in the Sun’s sphere, sense-perceptions and imagination, aisthetikon and phantastikon;
in Venus’ sphere, the impulse of passion, epithymetikon;
in Mercury’s sphere, the ability to speak and interpret, hermeneutikon;
and in the Moon, the function of molding and increasing bodies, phytikon.
The last function being the farthest removed from the gods, is the first in us and in all the earthly creation.
Macrobius, Commentary on the Dream of Scipio. Pp. 136f. EE/AP/134