Steiner and the Goddess
From: dottie zold
Date: Sun Dec 7, 2003 9:35 am
Subject: Steiner and the Goddess
I was pleasantly surprised yesterday, after
walking out on a birthday gift for a Magdalene workshop, was
married to Jesus and had three children, her womb is the holy
grail and so forth, not to mention hearing about how her husband
was a little frisky in the morning and so forth, and ending up
a Steiner bookstore in Pasadena.
This lovely woman named Gisele, beautiful
french name, walked me through and I asked about any goddess
books and she said they are flying off the shelves. Lo and behold
we finally are having a stream of books that speak specifically
to the Goddess.
One of these books was not available due to
its popularity and I believe it is called Isis Sophia and Maria.
Gisele states that this books refers to all that Steiner had
spoken of regarding the Goddess. I also had bought a Steiner
book the night before, shocking as it was to see it, called The
Goddess. It is in a little tiny book form but boy does it pack
a nice little wallop.
Just before I had bought this book I was thinking
back to Kim's idea of the twin soul Lazarus/Magdalene. Because
I can not see a physical Lazarus I am forced to look for some
other rational to this dilema I am having regarding the Daughter
voice of God. I found my self thinking on the Greek legend of
Persophone and Demeter. I don't really know anything about it
but I was thinking on the dying and becoming of this story and
how it relates to the Feminine. When reading this Goddess book
by Steiner he relates to this as being the mystery of mysteries.
He states it is back to Ephesian Mysteries
we can trace the beginnings of the John Gospel. Which is kind
of interesting if we take in my understanding of the Magdalene/John
raising. I can not recall at this moment the name of the town
where supposedly Mother Mary and Lazarus/John go to after the
death and ressurection of Jesus the Christ.
Here are a few excerpts for those who may
not have read the book or are looking further for the Sophia
" This really means that if you live
wholly in accordance with the Gospel of Saint John and understand
it spiritually, it has the force to lead you to Christian katharsis,
it has the power to give you the Virgin Sophia. Then, the Holy
spirit, united with the earth, will grant you illumination or
photismos according to the Christian meaning. And what the closest
disciples experienced there in Palestine was so powerful that
from that time on they possessed at least the capacity of perception
in the spiritual world. The closest of these disciples had recieved
this capacity into themselves. Percieving in the spirit in the
Christian sense means that the person transforms his astral body
to such a degree through the power of the event in Palestine
that what he sees need not be before him externally and accesible
to the physical senses. He possesses something by means of which
he can percieve in the spirit.
There were such close pupils. The woman who
annointed the feet of Jesus Christ in Bethany had recieved through
the events in Palestine the powerful forces needed for spiritual
perception, and she is, for example, one of those who first understood
that what had lived in Jesus was present after his death, that
has been ressurected. She possessed this faculty. It came through
the developement of her inner sense organs. "
To me this signifies the Magdalene's astral
Dr. Steiner also speaks of the New Isis. I
found that to be pretty relevant to the daugher studies of the
Sophia. In thinking on this I found myself looking for a book
on Egyptology and bought one called Hathor Rising. It occurs
to me that Isis is the daughter. For some reason I have been
thinking people consider Isis to be the primal MOther God archtype.
She is not. And in this book I found her to be called the 'daughter
goddess'. I am not sure why however I shall read it and if anyone
else knows the answer to this that would be great.
In looking at The Moon Under Her Feet book
offered by Jo Ann I must say it is what I know. In only the very
first few pages I have found her to be right on. I could have
written the first part my self following Magdalene inspiration.
And then the next part quoting Perfect Thunder this shows the
book to definitely be a Magdalene inspiriation. Whether or not
we follow the inspiriation the straight course, remains to be
seen as we each bring our own subjective parts to any understanding.
We may try not to, however, it is inevitable on this journey
One intersting thing I found at this Magdalene
workshop which led me to the Hathor book was she referenced 'Mer'
which she proclaims to be the beginnings of the word Miriam.
She says that Isis was called Mer which is deciphered 'the beloved'.
In looking up this word on my search yesterday she is right that
the word means Beloved but whether or not it is connected to
Isis I have not been able to identify yet. If so, it would make
perfect sense in looking to the Magdalene as this Mer as the
daughter comparitive to Isis.
Steiner relates the Virgin Sophia to the Mother
Mary and he speaks thus:
"If human beings permit what is written
in the Gospel of Saint John to have a sufficient effect on them,
their astral body will become a Virgin Sophia and it will become
receptive to the Holy Spirit. Gradually, through the strength
of the impluse which comes from this Gospel, the astral body
will become capable of feeling the true spirit and later of percieving
it. This mission was given to the writer of the Gospel by Jesus
Christ. You need only read the Gospel. The mother of Jesus -
the Virgin Sophia in the esoteric meaning of Christianity - stands
at the foot of the cross and from the cross Christ says to the
disciple whom he loved: 'Henceforth, this is your mother' and
from this hour the disciple took her unto himself. This means:
'That force which was in my astral body and made it capable of
becoming bearer of the Holy Spirit I now give over to you; you
shall write down what this astral body had been capable of aquiring
through its developement'. 'And the disciple took her unto himself'
means that he wrote the Gospel of John. And this Gospel of Saint
John is the Gospel in which the writer has concealed powers that
develope the Virgin Sophia. At the cross the mission was entrusted
to him of recieving that force as his mother and of being the
true, genuine interpreter of the Messiah".
I just realized something here. This paragraph
actually comes before the one denoting Magdalene as one of the
disciples who had aquired a purified astral body in this Goddess
book. So, for me it was a great surprise to find him putting
these two paragraphs back to back. The idea that there was a
writer who was given this mission and then the mention of Magdalene
seems quite appropriate to me. I have always said I have felt
led to this mystery by Dr. Steiner from the very first day.
My thoughts on this rainy sunday morning,
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