When human beings stand in reverence & awe in their striving to take in the great revelations & truths coming from the spiritual world behind world events, we imbue ourselves with a feeling of wonder that can develop into a force of attraction for the Christ Impulse.
As the Logos is drawn in, the Christ Impulse unites with our individual human soul, to the extent that we are capable of standing in awe of cosmic mysteries.
The astral body of Christ, which The Sophia purifies in us, is derived from all the feelings of wonder that we have lived into thru our individual soul forces.
The second attribute that human souls must develop to attract the Christ Impulse is the feeling of compassion. Whenever a feeling of compassion or shared joy develops in a human soul, it serves as a force of attraction for the Christ Impulse. Through compassion & love, The Logos unites with our human soul. Compassion & love lived into by humanity are the forces from which the Christ will shape his own etheric body until the end of the Earth phase of evolution.
When we picture that the etheric body of The Christ develops out of human feelings of compassion & love, the biblical statement, ‘What you have done to the least of my brothers, you have done to me,’ becomes very real.
A third higher attribute that enters the human soul is the awakening & heeding of conscience; placing greater value on this ‘still small voice’, than on our own individual instincts. Christ unites most intimately with conscience, (as he did with John the Baptist), deriving his physical body from impulses of conscience in individual human souls.
Today will you stand in Reverence & Awe; in Compassion & Love; letting that ‘still small voice of Conscience ring out with truth – as we embody & manifest the Christ within & out in the world…?
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
331- Birthday of Julian the Apostate. In Rudolf Steiner’s Kama Lectures Vol. 4, lec. 6, he hear about him as Herzeloyde & Tycho Brahe.
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed when a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor
1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle
1892 – The Chicago “L” commuter rail system begins operation
1934 – New Deal: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
1944 – D-Day -155,000 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.
1961 – Deathday of Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist & psychotherapist
1968 – Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Democratic Party senator from New York, brother of 35th President John F. Kennedy, dies from gunshot wounds inflicted on June 5
1982 – The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon
2002 –A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece & Libya; estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb
1875 – Birthday of Thomas Mann, German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, & the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic & ironic epic novels are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist & the intellectual. His analysis & critique of the German soul used modernized German & Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche & Schopenhauer.
~The Hive hums
Wings grow out of the ether of my bones
In anticipation of the rite
Steeped in royal jelly
I contemplate the hexagramma mysticum
& prepare to dance the lemnisus infinitorum…
Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:
Cosmic Rapture Grounded in Jubilant Hearts – From Summer Solstice to St. John’s-Tide – with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:
- What is the Spiritual Significance of a Solar Eclipse on Summer Solstice?
- How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
- Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
- What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19 June 2020 shortly before 6 pm (Pacific), 7 PM (Mountain) 8 pm (Central), 9 pm (Eastern).
Here is the link to our Anthroposophical Café and all you need to do to join us is click on it: https://zoom.us/j/294724669.
Warmly, Karen vann Vuuren, Tom Altgelt, Jamie York, and our growing circle of Café Friends – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
4 thoughts on “One Body”
Thank you dearly for your deep revelation and giving.
I look forward to being enlightened through your posts and find them to be truly heart-opening and thought-provoking.
Much love and many blessings to you.
Greetings Carla – Thanks for being part of the striving to understand & explore these important impulses.
You wrote about “the last pagan”, Julian the Apostate:
331- Birthday of Julian the Apostate. In Rudolf Steiner’s Karma Lectures Vol. 4, lec. 6, we hear about him as Herzeloyde & Tycho Brahe.
Yes, and there is even a more recent book, c. 2017, on this last ‘pagan emperor of Rome’, but due to the closure of libraries for the past three months, I have no access to it. But what I do have access to is this extraordinary depiction of the three lives of Julian the Apostate as indicated in volume IV of the KR. This placement of three successive lives is a rarity in the KR, and why we need to study it closely.
Tycho, as the acknowledged astronomer working with only naked-eye observations of the heavens, built astronomical instruments designed to give clear calculations of the movements of the planets in respect of the constellations, and then he designed his own Tychonian model of the solar system, which attempted to incorporate both the Ptolemaic system and Copernican system into one grand model. This is because he saw two corresponding spaces that needed to be represented. Present-day astronomy only sees one, i.e., the Copernican model.
Steiner’s course, “Man: Hieroglyph of the Universe”, gives a great deal of attention to what was first modeled by Tycho. In other words, Steiner models a system in which two associated spaces have to be incorporated in order to properly express our solar system.
Yet, Tycho already had this in hand because in his former lives as Herzeloyde, the mother of Parsifal, and Julian the Apostate, he had occasion to remember an even earlier life, as Antiochus IV, Epiphanes, who ruled the Syrian empire in the aftermath of Alexander the Great; yes, the very Seleucean dynasty owing to Alexander’s conquests, and which led to Alexanders’s own untimely death in 323 BC.
Now, Antiochus was the leader of Syria, c. 165 BC, and this is when the revolt of the Maccabees occurred. Yet, what is not generally known about this revolt and why it occurred, is that in the very center of Syria, Antioch, there existed the last true school of the ancient mysteries, which was a Mithras mystery. And Antiochus was initiated into this mystery, which is the mystery involving the slaying of the Bull archetype by the Sun-Hero Perseus, which begets the so-called “tauroctony”.
This is the mystery in which the Hierophant priest also needed a physician in order to conduct the rite in which the neophyte was placed in a grave for three days in order to draw out the etheric body in order to impress the developed astral organs. Thus, this very last school of the ancient mysteries was brought down and destroyed by the Maccabees. And, it occurred under the false pretense that the Jewish temple was being desecrated in this very place, which was proven to be false by the father of the Maccabees himself, Matthias, who had murdered the priest and a neophyte who had reached the altar of initiation. So, he calls his five sons to a place where he tells them that he was wrong in murdering these two, who were actually conducting a holy act, and that no sign of a desecration of the temple existed. And, he says that this murder must be reported and revealed as a betrayal of the Jewish people, but his son Judas opposes this idea, and thinks rather that this whole abomination can be turned to the good of the Jewish nation. And this is how the very power center of the Jewish nation first formed when Christ incorporated in the bodies of Jesus. It was built on the blood of the two who were murdered, and this is why Christ had such a difficult time in trying to convince the Jews that He was real, and even their very own Saviour.
Now, the two who were murdered in this last true school of the ancient mysteries, which Maccabees I acknowledges as having taken place by the father Maccabee himself, would reincarnate as the eventual apostles Peter and Paul. And the physician helping the Hierophant priest at the time would reincarnate as Luke, who would come to write his own Gospel, and be the follower of Paul after Peter’s miraculous escape from prison.
There is always a lot more to be said in the so-called, Science of the Spirit, and this has been one of those opportunities. In our day and age we should be thankful.
Yes, karma is complicated & as Steiner says in Manifestations of karma, we must follow not only cause & effect, but what lies behind this & in looking at individual karma we see world karma.
It used to pain me when i would think about the desecration of the ancient mysteries, as i have a strong affiliation, but now i see it all as part of the process of the evolution of human consciousness -which is always fascinating. And this individuality know as Julian has touched us all.
thank you for sharing this research