Chapter 1 The Moon

But in order for you to completely understand the moon and its habitability, you have to know that the moon actually is a "moon" only on the side facing the planet; but on the opposite side, it is not a "moon", but a quite solid continent. Therefore, that which is the "moon" is not solid, but very unformed, almost like the foam of the ocean that has solidified a little, and whose more solid parts protrude like mountains, whereas its softer parts have caved in like niches and craters towards the center of the celestial body. In some of these niches and craters, atmospheric air is trapped, unable to escape, and it may easily be taken for water when viewed through powerful telescopes. None of the heights nor the less deep craters contain any atmospheric air at all, but only ether as it is found in the free spaces between the sun and the planets. This side of the moon is therefore also not inhabited by any organic being, but its inhabitants are of a spiritual nature. These spiritual inhabitants were very addicted to worldly things during their physical life on earth, and they were banished to there for reform so that, in this way, they are still able to amply gawk at the world. And then if, after a very long time, they become aware that an obsession with worldly matters does not bear fruit, and if they listen to the teachers who are sent to them, then those who are willing to change will be guided to a higher, more blissful state of freedom; but the less obedient ones will reincarnate on the earth of the moon, and there they must eke out a meager and pitiful living. There, first of all, they must struggle with severe cold and darkness, but secondly also with unbearable heat; because one moon night is the equivalent of fourteen full earth days, and the moon day is just as long. Toward the end of each night, it becomes as cold there as it does at the North Pole on earth. And from midday through the end of the day, it is so hot that no living being can bear being on the surface. – The Moon, Chapter 1, Paragraph 9

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