The historical mystery of the axial period according to Karl Jaspers

Note 3. To the Subsection “6. Law of the Period of the Number Six

Jaspers also wrote: “But it is an historical mystery which progressive research into the facts of the situation renders increasingly great. The Axial Period, with its overwhelming plenitude of spiritual creations, which has determined all human history down to the present day, is accompanied by the enigma of the occurrence, in these three mutually independent regions, of an analogous and inseparably connected process” (Ibid., 13).