Schelling, F W J - Philosophy and Religion – The Great Work and Destiny
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
F W J Schelling - Philosophy and Religion – translated by Klaus Ottmann
"God is the absolute harmony of necessity and freedom, and this harmony cannot be revealed in individual destinies but only in history as a whole; consequently, only history as a whole is a revelation of God - and then only a progressively evolving revelation...
History is an epic composed in the mind of God.
It has two main parts: one depicting mankind's egress from its center to its farthest point of displacement; the other, its return.
The former is, as it were, history's Iliad; the latter, its Odyssey. In the one, the direction is centrifugal; in the other, it becomes centripetal. In this way, the great purpose of the phenomenal world reveals itself in history."