observing the impulse
Warmth ether is characterised by impulse-creating and directional
activity. Warmth as an ether was already discussed in the section on
the mode of observation corresponding to warmth as an element.
The elemental quality of warmth is reflected in the process of building
up images and then making them disappear again. This is a process that
you control yourself and in which you see the past, that which is
already known, pass through your mind.
The etheric quality of warmth is reflected in the appearance of the
symbolic image and the orientation it expresses. This is a process you
can’t control: you have to open up your inner mind and then
wait and see whether something will appear. The expression of the
symbolic image reveals the potential options; the expression of the
symbolic image contains the future. The number of these options will
later be reduced again, as you learn more about the object’s
environment (after having studied the other