Sun Gate leads you on the path of Love and Wisdom. He who discovers in himself these
two beautiful pearls are able to learn the secret order of the entire Universe, from
the smallest laws all the way to the Prelight of Eternal Fire,
which empowers all Universal Infinity.
»The Blue Bear, Ihur. Its structure, character, and nourishment. Its usefulness as a
cultivator of the soil.«
1. After we have learned about these two giant animals of this enormous planet, we shall turn our attention to a few other animals which are not as massive. They are, however, important enough to deserve some thought.
2. The first animal in this order is ihur; in your language, it translates into "blue bear." When the ihur is fully-grown, it is almost as tall as a human being on Saturn, that is, if this animal stands upright on its hind legs, which they usually do. The name of the animal discloses its color, which is light blue throughout.
3. What does this animal otherwise look like? In general, it seems like a golden bear on earth, but the structure of its head is entirely different.
4. What does the head look like? It will be a little difficult to describe it, so you may get a good picture of this animal because you do not know any animals on earth which have a head similar to that of the Saturnian bear. Nevertheless, we shall describe a shape by which you can view its head.
5. Imagine a relatively round skein of wool having a diameter of 9 feet, and on both sides, approximately in the middle, two long ears have a length of 9 feet and a width of 6 feet. Imagine, furthermore, two long winding horns at the uppermost part of this skein, each being 18 feet long and approximately 3 feet apart from the other. The color of these horns is lusterless gold, and about 5 feet below them are two proportionately large eyes with precisely the appearance of a human eye. Below the eyes, imagine a large mouth like that of a lion. Furthermore, this head is connected to its body by a proportionately massive, long, muscular neck.
6. In addition, behind its horns on both sides of the neck, this bear has a 12 to 18-foot-long mane of a darker blue color; there, you have the entire shape of this animal. The ihur has no tail; however, in its place, there is a little longer and darker hair.
7. If you compose everything that has been given correctly, you will be able to imagine this animal if you add that the ihur often measures 300 feet several times, beginning with the horns and ending with the hind legs. When this animal stands on its four feet, it counts almost 120 feet from the ground to the upper back, and each foot has a length of 36 feet and a barrel thickness that surpasses a volume of 566 liters. The paws are like that of a bear; they have the same shape, only the size and color follow the size and color described here.
8. Hopefully, it will not be necessary to describe this animal’s size and shape in more detail. Let us, therefore, explain its character, its mode of life, and its usefulness.
9. The ihur is usually good-natured; however, it should not be provoked or pursued. If encouraged, it soon changes its good-natured character and becomes quite vicious and enraged; nothing is safe in this condition. Whatever crosses its path will be immediately attacked and totally destroyed. Although this animal is not any taller than a human being on Saturn, it has the strength of ten men; that is why a malicious person on Saturn would not fare well if he came in conflict with such an incensed animal by himself.
10. The Saturnites shy away from this animal despite its good nature; they try to chase it out with all kinds of means and drive it from areas populated by human beings. That is why this animal is very rarely seen by anyone.
11. What is the nourishment of this animal? It nourishes itself with grass, roots, and young branches from trees and shrubs. It never eats flesh, not even in an emergency. If provoked, it tears apart humans and animals, then lets them lie there and leaves.
12. A very peculiar characteristic of this Saturnian bear is its extraordinary fear of its own anger. For this reason, this animal, guided by its own instinct, carefully avoids, wherever possible, any situation where it might become enraged. Such an instinct would be a blessing for many human beings, especially those ambitious quarrelers and belligerent patrons who do their utmost to find situations where they can quarrel. This information should be enough. We shall now turn to the usefulness of this animal.
13. The ihur can rightfully be considered the cultivator of wilderness areas; in a concise time, it loosens up large areas of soil with its powerful claws, and it does this so well that even the Saturnites, with their excellent tools, would not be able to match it. What does this animal do after it has loosened the soil? It looks for fruitful areas and searches for all kinds of edible root vegetables and places them into the loosened furrows. The intent, of course, is not to cultivate a field but rather to gather a supply of food. But it happens that some of the roots that are placed in these furrows are not eaten by the bear and then they begin to sprout and grow. In this manner, a field that is wild and barren becomes fruitful, and even more so when this animal has filled its storage abundantly because, under those circumstances, it will not leave until the supply is almost consumed.
14. Because it has walked about in an area, as long as it has found something to eat it leaves its droppings everywhere, and by so doing, it unintentionally fertilizes this area for years.
15. When human beings, on their frequent travels in these large countries, find such places, they know that they are in the neighborhood of such an animal. They wait for extended periods to find out if this animal will make further use of such a field. Should this not be the case, that is proof to them that the ihur has left this place, and then they will take possession of this field.
16. It does occasionally happen that the bear returns because of the roots; then the inhabitants either do nothing and allow the bear to dig its furrows again and, in so doing, destroy the crop they have planted, or else they have to attack the unwelcome guest with force; such a confrontation always has a dubious outcome. The animal will always fight for its prerogative and will not quickly leave. As for human beings, it is not easy for them to go to such a new fertile land either.
17. Should such an animal be conquered or driven out, the inhabitants do not have to fear any further disturbance or its return. Even if they cannot kill this animal, by pursuing it, they get the animal to the point that it notices it has been hunted. And since this animal, when in a calm state, fears its own anger, it will not return to where it has been provoked.
18. This is everything which is noteworthy about this animal; we shall now continue with another animal that inhabits this planet.
Jakob Lorber: SATURN (page: 139 - 142)