TODAY is the Feast day of Leo the Great, Pope who convinced Attila the Hun to withdraw from Italy in 452 AD.
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POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Digging to dis-cover
The root of the rose
Only to reach
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The 9th Stage: (Part 10 of the 12 part series) Encountering the Inner Layers of the Earth as a Rosicrucian/Christian Initiation, in relation to the Beatitudes and the 9-fold human being.
And so it is that 10 days after Ascension we come to: Whitsun or Pentecost, which correlates to the 9th stage in the Rosicrucian/Christian Initiation. I think of it as a Uniting with The Sophia – The Isis or Wisdom of Christ.
Of course this theme, which is of special interest to me, another focus of my spiritual scientific research, deserves its own series of lectures, but for now it will suffice to say: The Cosmic Being of the Sophia belongs to the Highest Heavenly realms. In relation to the earth, we can see this Divine Being connected to the sphere of the Sun as a star. Her highest member connected with humanity is at the level of The Spirits of Wisdom, her lowest member is the being of Anthroposophia.
In the past Lucifer had slain her, the task of the initiate is to re-member her, bringing Wisdom into the purified soul of humanity.
Without the marriage of Wisdom & Love, we cannot hope to understand & live into the Love that Christ brings.
In our time the Being of Anthroposophia working as the youngest member of the Cosmic Sophia is responsible for the path that leads to free thinking, loosened from the physical brain in anticipation of the age of Spirit Man. She is therefore leading humanity in the modern path of initiation, with the help of the cosmic intelligence of Michael, to unite us with the Love of Christ, which has been made available to human beings through the work of Christian Rosenkreutz & Rudolf Steiner.
In the stage of Spirit Man, the purified physical body – receives the substance of Atma & is able to truly live within its ideals.
The 9th layer is in opposition to Spirit-Man. Steiner called it “the last carapace of the Earth‘s immaterial Core,” & spoke of a relationship between this realm and the functions of the human brain and the forces of human and animal reproduction. The spirit of the planet lives here; what Steiner called the ‘Earth Brain’ in his Mystery Dramas.
But here too lurks the sun demon, the being of the anti-Christ, Sorath.
When Christ, the “I” bringer, penetrated this primal point, redeeming the lost souls of the dead, the Resurrection took place, 1st at the gates of hell. With the Resurrection at dawn on Easter Sunday, what was preserved at the earth’s core from the Saturn condition, the archetype of the physical body, was renewed, & from the grave of the earth rose the ‘New Adam’ – the Resurrection body of Christ, which waits to be drawn towards humanity for “The New Jerusalem”. Here at the core, a golden sun is pulsing – the origin of the legend of Shambhalla.
To this Sorath, the “I” destroyer, and his minions the Asuras, work to oppose. The substance of this 9th realm, seeking to destroy this golden future, is the epitome of black magic, sowing hate, discord & separation. Here is where Dante put Cain, the brother killer.
Only the might of spiritualized love united with purified Wisdom, held by the most sublime initiate, can transform all that is physical, even the body of the earth herself.
The 9th Beatitude cautions us that to achieve such greatness we must face much resistance: “Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in Heaven.”
Rudolf Steiner encourages us with: “Blessed are you, who are especially called to carry the Name of Christ out into the world!”
This is the 9-fold human being – Spirit-Man in the making.
Blessings & Peace –
~hag = Hazel Archer Ginsberg