The evolving human thinking that Steiner calls Anthroposophia, as described in
The Riddles of Philosophy,
places the Greek thinker in the temple of the Primal Mother, or the Temple of Wisdom (Sophia). This Temple of Wisdom was created by the donations of the hierarchy in the three prior stages of the Earth - Saturn, Sun and Moon. The Temple of Wisdom (Sophia) is where the Greek thinker began the awakening of the forces of the human ego - the human thinker - as it wrestled to understand the outer world, which was for the most part, a complete mystery. The wisdom of the world was taught to the thinker by completely immersing the thinker in the Mothers.
All that arose from the gifts of the divine in the past were seen as the wisdom of the Mothers. The thinkers needed to find themselves separate from that world of the Mothers if they were to become independent thinkers. Thus, the Giant Ophioneus (ego) had to wrestle self-knowledge from the Mothers in the world of wisdom around them.
In mythology Ophioneus wrestled with the serpent, but today the thinking human being (ego) wrestles with the outside world and attempts to tame its forces for the Good. Ophioneus represents the modern philosopher trying to tame the forces of the serpent (dragon) found in the astral body of desires....
The Temple of Wisdom was built for humanity by the Mothers,
but now it is the time for humanity to build an Invisible College where every striving philosopher can add to wisdom, beauty, and goodness.
Initiates can even visit this Invisible College in the daytime through meditation, prayer, and other methods that take the initiate across the threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds.
The Temple of Wisdom is readily found in the astral body which shines with light like twinkling stars. Once the fiery stars are tamed and the insight received from the Primal Mother and the Being of Anthroposophia, the aspirant can then attempt to bring the wisdom that descended with the Being of Wisdom (Daughter) back to its rightful home in the starry heavens.
The "Knowledge of Good and Evil" becomes the content of the lessons of the Invisible College which are taught to the aspirant by the hierarchical beings of the cosmos. The Daughter (Wisdom) is returned to her Mother through the help of the Being of Anthroposophia (Holy Sophia) who is the mid-wife of the human soul.