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The Soul's Probation

EDITORIAL SUMMARY OF THE SCENES

SCENE 1:

Capesius. His occult exercises; and his despair.

SCENE 2:

Meditation chamber the same as Scenes 3 and 10 of Play 1. Benedictus warns Maria that Johannes must be free. She resolves to look back upon past incarnations.

SCENE 3:

Johannes and his painting. Maria resolves not to hinder his freedom by her love.

SCENE 4:

As Scene 1. Capesius and Strader.

SCENE 5:

Capesius at the Baldes' cottage. Dame Felicia's fable. Johannes and his double.

SCENE 6:

The 14th century. The meadows by the Castle of the Mystic Knights. Country folk. The Jew. Thomas confesses to the Monk his love for Keane's daughter.

SCENE 7:

Same period. The Interior of the Castle. The Grand Master and Council. The Monk's demand. The apparition of his late Master, Benedictus.

SCENE 8:

Same period. Keane has discovered that Thomas and his sweetheart are the children of the First Preceptor and informs the First Preceptor of the fact. The scene closes with a discussion on evolution, and the inspired warning of the Second Master of Ceremonies.

SCENE 9:

Same period. The Keanes. Dame Keane's fable. The Country folk. Thomas and Cecilia.

SCENE 10:

Scene same as Scene 5. The return to the present day. Explanation of Scenes 6 to 9.

SCENE 11:

Meditation chamber as in Scene 2. Maria defeats Ahriman.

SCENE 12:

The same. Johannes and Lucifer.

SCENE 13:

The Temple of the Sun. Destiny.


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