“The Cosmic Christ” by Ullrrich Javier Lemus
Today’s essay is inspired by Tom Mellett’s new motto: “I think about thinking; therefore, I am here now.”
Esoteric, or as I like to call it, Cosmic Christianity continues to be misunderstood, denied, maligned, & persecuted, these crazy hazy daze. Its disciples vilified as heretics, even in pre-Christian times, when the ancient Mystery Schools were prefiguring & preparing humanity for the incarnation of the Logos. These onslaughts fed partly by the necessity of the evolution of human consciousness, & also in part by the adversarial forces of jealousy – led to the burning of the Temple of Artemis; the ‘Arabianizing of Aristotelianism’; the systematic destruction of the ancient mysteries by the Roman empire; the abrogation of the Gnostics at the Council of Nicaea; the living spirit all but abolished when doubts of the Trinity arose, infiltrating the Catholic Church at the Ecumenical Council of 869; the obliteration of Celtic Christianity in Britain at the Council of Whitby in 664; the rising of the Academy of Gondishapur in 666; the genocide of the Albigensian Crusade; the arrest, torture & murder of the Knights Templar; the suppression of the Rosicrucian’s in the 17th century; & the burning of the 1st Goetheanum, the Johannes Bau – Temple of the Word – bringing on the early death of the great Christian Initiate Rudolf Steiner in the 20th Century.
It is time now to innovate Cosmic Christianity. What has been inscribed into the Comic ethers must be retrieved & implemented here on Earth.
The Consciousness Soul age of which we are tasked with unfolding, has to do with awakening the eternal cosmic core of our being – an activation of our human individuality – Our Higer “I” – to transform our various sheaths, especially the astral body, so that it can become an effective tool for reversing the retarding effects of the ‘Fall’.
The mission of modern Rosicrucianism ie. Spiritual Science – the Cognitive Ritual – the Science of Anthroposophia, is to foster the development of our human individuality in the physical world without losing the spiritual substance, which is our cosmic birthright – to find the spirit thru the senses…
All knowledge begins with the elaboration of thoughts about our perceptions. (We can call this Imaginative Cognition)
Goethe describes how life unfolds its being according to a rhythmical principle of expansion & contraction, thru a modulated interweaving between polarities.
Rudolf Steiner gives a descriptive account of human cognition avowing that intuitive thinking is central to any understanding of the Human being: “In thinking we take hold of a corner of the world process where we must be present if anything is to come about…” ~The Philosophy of Freedom
The material aspects of the brain must withdraw to make room for true thinking – which allows the activity of thinking to be impressed upon material substance.
The nervous system – the basis of human cognition – is composed of hardened matter that is less alive than say our tissues or our blood. But the life force – the etheric formative forces work into the liberated structure of the nervous system to form the substance of cognition – an imprint that opens the portal to the cosmic realms. This is the work that Vidar has come to foster in us, in concert with Michael.
In re-founding a new Cosmic Christianity – a modern Rosicrucianism, Steiner outlined a practical path of spiritual development that aims to regenerate the ‘thinking process into the living world.
Awakening the inner potential of human cognition, we find higher states of consciousness already present in a seed form within daily consciousness. The Festival Life helps us cultivate these seeds.
As we strive to consciously evolve & perfect our moral & cognitive facilities, the realities of the world of Life-Processes – the Etheric Realm – are made more directly available to us.
This gives us access to the ‘Grail Castle’ – & then lays a firm foundation for Anthroposophia – & the applied ‘Science of the Grail’ to manifest – the goal of which is to heal karma – as we co-create the Earth as a New Sun…
~Chart via John Jardine Goss/ EarthSky
25 August 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”: the waxing gibbous moon stands in the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer, between the more well–known constellations Scorpius the Scorpion and Sagittarius the Archer…hmmm…
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” ~H.G. Wells
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
79 – Deathday of Pliny the Elder, Roman commander & philosopher – died while attempting to rescue a friend from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Stabiae that had just destroyed the cities of Pompeii & Herculaneum. The prevailing wind caused by the sixth & largest pyroclastic surge of the eruption overcame his ship
1270 – Deathday of Louis IX of France, the Crusader King, devoted to his people, founding hospitals, visiting the sick like his patron St. Francis, even caring for people with leprosy. Louis united France. Every day he invited 13 guests from among the poor to eat with him.
1530 – Birthday of Ivan the Terrible
1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1744 – Birthday of Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, friend of Goethe
1814 – The U.S. Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces
1867 – Deathday of Michael Faraday, English physicist & chemist, who contributed to the study of electromagnetism. Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton & James Clerk Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated, “When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time”.
1900 – Deathday of Friedrich Nietzsche. Rudolf Steiner mentioned that in a previous life he was a Franciscan monk. Steiner also wrote: Friedrich Nietzsche, Fighter for Freedom GA5. The enigmatic Friedrich Nietzsche was seen by Steiner, but was lying in a coma near death. Nietzsche’s philosophy receives a scholarly & critical treatment & is then related to Nietzsche, the man.
At one point in his life, Rudolf Steiner brought out an edition of some of Nietzsche’s writings. In seeing that Nietzsche’s ideas received a public exposure, Steiner was not identifying himself as one of Nietzsche’s disciples, but rather assuring philosophical readers that this important link in the spiritual development of occidental thought should not be ignored.
Here is Steiner’s Memorial Address The Personality of Friedrich Nietzsche
1914 – World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes Gothic & Renaissance manuscripts are lost
1916 – The United States National Park Service is created
1933 – The Diexi earthquake strikes Sichuan, China & kills 9,000 people
1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies
1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
1950 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike