Plato: Before our souls fell from the state of BEING into the mundane realm, we saw the universe and understood the laws of destiny.
Every soul “beheld true Being; this was the condition of her passing into the form of man.”
We witnessed beauty shining in all its brilliance—the beatific spectacle and (divine) vision.
Our souls were initiated into the holiest of mysteries and enjoyed mystic ecstasy. We were still pure, “in the state of wholeness and unconscious of the evils that awaited us in the future.”