Hi Bob! As far as I understand—–(which is not a little, but not all), the Yugas are “recent history” in comparison with Saturn evolution. The three great planetary cycles–Saturn, Sun and Moon– happened long before this Earth cycle began. There occurred a recapitulation of all the previous three planetary cycles in the very early beginnings of Earth, before it became air, fluid, material. I believe (but I am not certain) that the Yuga you mentioned happened in early Atlantis, but it could have been a phase before that. I’ll see whether it becomes more clear to me.
This is all so interesting that you brought this up Bob. I so remember from the readings for this course that R.S. said that Saturn evolution happened before time had been established, that it happened in ‘duration’. As Cynthia says these things are beyond our intellectual understanding, or at least beyond mine. But another thing this brings up, which may have to do with the question I had earlier about R.S. saying that Earth planetary evolution is divided into Mars and Mercury evolution, because if we just finished Kali Yuga around 1899 then that means we are starting a new cycle of Yugas which begins with Satya Yuga which is a golden age of enlightenment.
I am beginning to understand the movement of the conciousness of matter as an in and out breath rather than a timeline, or as Cynthia has been illustrating (and all previous teachers of anthroposophy) as a U curve.
Inward and outward with a pralaya defining the two as a definition of all that is. I think and feel it is important for our evolution to remove time and linear constructs from our spiritually scientific study of ourselves.