in Hatred 1
Study in Hatred 2
Date: Mon Jun 7, 2004 8:09 am
Subject: Re: Study in Hatred/XII
In Steiner's groundbreaking lecture XII of
Man as Symphony, I have returned again and again to see that
a path to PEACE is through understanding the moral forces that
humanity can produce out of itself in Freedom. So when I come
back to a set of ideas that interested me, I suddenly connect
a whole new set of details to these foundational ideas that Steiner
Understanding these connections is something
that I enjoy doing. I have to enjoy doing it and as a secondary
insight, share it with Michael School students. Because it is
my I that sees certain connections it gives me a thrill because
if you truly understood your research potential, you are standing
on the cutting edge of the most advanced soul science ever outlined.
But I bring these insights back to the list because my cognition
can connect the medical as well as the spiritual insights into
today's cutting edge problems.
So indeed when we discussed Racism with P.S.
I indicated the links to etheric and astral forces that stiffen
and harden etheric bodies and negatively impact races when racism
is disguised prejudice. I very carefully indicated that a constant
Race based focus led to the decay of Races.. but in following
the connection further, we can see that the XIIth lecture in
Man as Symphony gives an enormous insight but we don't quite
know how to follow the clues.
Now the insight I will add to what has already
been discussed, is a star influence. If we had all the same intuition
paths, luckily we don't, but if we did, we could trace these
astral and Star Dialectical materialistic Star Beings to Wartburg
castle and all that Steiner tells us of Klingsor creating pathways
into the human brain for seeding failed star and elemental astral
beings into the infection of thinking and education. We could
follow theee things but we also have to have the right links
to see how these connections work. Which means we actually have
to have an idea about Astral, Etheric and I AM insights...that
is obviously the hard part for those who don't ask questions.
Well first let me review the few sentences
which deserved further study from lecture XII from Man as Symphony.
"This spiritual form
finds its way into the embryonic life, and bears within it what
will now become physical forces and etheric forces. These are,
however, only the physical image of what we bear in us from our
previous life as lack of human understanding and human hatred,
from which our limb-organization is spiritually formed.
"In the course of long
centuries something very strange has come to pass for earthly
humanity. No longer is it possible for all the forces of human
misunderstanding and human hatred to be used up in new human
forms, in the structure of new human bodies. Something has become
left over. During the course of the last centuries this residue
has streamed down on to the earth, so that in the spiritual atmosphere
of the earth, in what I may call the earth's astral light, there
is to be found an infiltration of the impulses of human hatred
and human misunderstanding which exist exterior to man. These
impulses have not been incorporated into human forms; they stream
around the earth in the astral light. They work into man, but
not into what makes up the single person but into the relationships
which people form with one another on the earth."
Now here are the additional insights, where
the details of these sentences are elaborated by Steiner. The
elaboration itself requires some Michael School training or going
back on the list to check out how the XII, study in hatred, connects
to this added piece of the research puzzle.
Also when we discussed the death penalty and
I brought up Algernon Blackwoods quote and why certain criminals
should not be sent over the threshold prematurely, with false
cyanide injections, I examined some the connected ideas to do
with how we are feeding a growing army of parasitical forces
that infect the weakened souls who incarnate.
I discussed previously on this list the Konig
insights of how the trimesters relate to the slow coming in of
Etheric, Astral and Ego.. and even today the Stem Cell and Embryo
research currently in the medical community that attempts to
create cures for diseases by creating cloned embryos have to
do with the following insights of Steiner's.
Steiner even indicated that the massive population
of the Earth had to do with how much absorption and dilution
was needed for etheric and astral bodies to absorb the pollution
of hatred that is raining down on mankind from humanities own
untransformed soul substance. This of course reveals that Sin
is not something that will be solved after death but needs to
be solved by making conditions on the Earth more wholesome and
directed to I AM cognition as a strengthening of the soul and
Spirit in humanity.
"3 Jan. 1915
"The other beings, the
demons created out of immoral actions, also have an astral body,
an etheric body and a physical body, at the watery stage, of
course, but they do not have the basis for developing an ego.
They are born headless, as it were. Instead of taking up the
basis for progressing along a regular evolutionary path to the
Jupiter existence, they reject this basis. By doing so they condemn
themselves to the fate of dropping out of evolution. But this
only increases the hordes of luciferic beings, for they fall
under their power. As they cannot progress in a regular way they
have to become parasites. This is what happens to all the beings
who reject a normal evolution; they have to attach themselves
to others in order to move on. Beings who arise through immoral
actions have the particular inclination to be parasites in human
evolution on earth under Lucifer's leadership - to which they
have succumbed - and to seize hold of the evolution of human
beings before they make their physical entry into the world.
They attack human beings during the embryonic stage and share
their existence between conception and birth. Some of these beings,
if they are strong enough, can continue to accompany the human
being after birth, as seen in the phenomena of some children
who are possessed.
"What is brought about
by the criminal demons attached as parasites to unborn children
is the cause of a deterioration in the succession of the generations;
it gnaws at human beings, making them less able to develop than
they would be if these demons did not exist. There are various
reasons for the decline of families, tribes, peoples and nations,
but one of them is the existence of these criminal demon parasites
during the period mentioned.
"These things play an
important part in Earth evolution as a whole, and they bring
us into contact with deep secrets of human existence. This is
often the cause of people acquiring certain prejudices and points
of view even before they are born. So people are tormented by
doubts and uncertainties in life, and all kinds of other things,
because of these demonic parasites.
"These beings cannot
do very much with what human beings develop once their ego makes
itself felt, but they prey on them all the more before they are
born or during their earliest years. Thus we see that evil actions,
too, have a significant effect in the cosmos and work creatively,
but their creativity tends in the direction of the Old Moon existence.
For what human beings pass through in the embryonic period, when
these demonic beings can prey on them, is basically the heritage
of the Old Moon evolution, which makes its appearance in all
kinds of subconscious, instinctive behaviour. Something stemming
from the older and better days of physical science is the instinct
it preserves about the human embryonic period not being calculated
according to ordinary months but lunar months; science still
speaks of ten lunar months, and knows certain other things, too,
concerning the connection of embryonic development with the phases
of the moon.
"So we see that our Earth
evolution contains two tendencies. There are good deeds that
contain the impulse to work creatively on Earth in preparation
for Jupiter, so that man's successor on the human level can come
into being. But evil deeds have also brought into our evolution
the tendency to drag Earth back again to the Old Moon evolution
and make it dependent on everything to do with subconscious impulses;
in fact there are far more of these subconscious impulses in
materialistic humanity of modern times than there were in bygone
ages when people were less materialistic."
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