The fifth stage of the after-life, corresponding symbolically to the passage of Spirit's gyre through the sign of Leo. Record In the Sphere, ‘All things are present as an eternal instant to our Daimon' ( AV B 193). However, this state is incomprehensible to us, because ‘all things fall into a series of antinomies in human experience', so that Yeats's ‘instructors have therefore followed tradition by substituting for it a Record where the images of all past events remain for ever "thinking the thought and doing the deed". They are in popular mysticism called "the pictures in the astral light", a term that became current in the middle of the nineteenth century, and what Blake called "the bright sculptures of Los's Hall"' ( AV B 193). This definition seems to lay stress upon the past elements, rather than the future ones, of the eternal instant and, as Yeats hints, may owe more than a little to the Theosophists' idea of the ‘akashic record', images in the spiritual susbtance, as well as to the tradition of anima mundi.