The number of forces in each world indicates the number of
orders of laws to which the given world is subject.
The fewer laws there are in a given world, the nearer it is to
the Will of the Absolute.
The immediate Will of the Absolute reaches only as far as
World 3; it does not reach World 6. In World 3 the Absolute
creates, as it were, a general plan of the Universe, which is then
further developed mechanically. The Will of the Absolute cannot
manifest itself in subsequent worlds apart from this plan, and in
manifesting itself in accordance with this plan, it takes the form of
On the Earth we are very far removed from the will of the
Absolute; we are separated from it by forty-eight orders of
mechanical laws. If we could free ourselves from one half of these
laws, we should find ourselves subject to only twenty -four orders
of laws, that is, to the laws of the planetary world, and then we
should be one stage nearer to the Absolute and its will. If we could
then free ourselves from one half of these laws, we should be
subject to the laws of the sun (twelve laws) and consequently one
stage nearer still to the Absolute. If, again, we could free
ourselves from half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws
of the starry world and separated by only one stage from the
immediate will of the Absolute. And the possibility for man thus
gradually to free himself from mechanical laws exists.