Low point/New epoch

In human evolution it always happens that a kind of low point must be reached in any trend before a new light comes in once more. The turning away from the spiritual worlds during the nineteenth century was only natural in face of the fact that in the twentieth century a quite new epoch for the spiritual life of men must begin, in the special sense we have often mentioned.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 131 – From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IX – Karlsruhe, October 13, 1911

Translated by Harry Collison