The opening words of the Gospel of St John introduce us to the mysterious Logos, the Word.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
The Greek word for “Word” is logos. In the Greek, it actually says the Word was ‘a’ God. I often write about the many gods; the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as well as the ninefold Hierarchy – Angels, Archangels etc. ‘A’ God could refer to any one of these.
We can only understand these matters if we contemplate them. The effort we put into our contemplation connects us with our Higher Self. When we do this with success, we can have many new insights.
Whenever I read Rudolf Steiner’s lectures on the Gospel of St John, I am filled with gratitude for the doors that open letting in the light – sunlight, which Steiner says is the body of the Logos. As I exist on the earth, a soul-spirit being manifesting in a physical body, so does the Logos manifest in sunlight.
“In its purest form, this external physical body of the Logos appears especially in the outer sunlight. But the sunlight is not merely material light. To spiritual perception, it is just as much the vesture of the Logos, as your outer physical body is the vesture of your soul.” The Gospel of St John Lecture 3
Sunrise by Albert Bierstadt