> *******Too many places to go look up one right now. In every lecture where
> Steiner gives an overview of the Cultural Epochs and connects them with
> zodiac ages you'll find him speaking about our epoch being the Age of
> and starting about 1413, or about the birth of Joan of Arc. Anyone here
> one handy? If not I'll go look up a few...
that's ok...I'll go do some searches under Cultural Epochs and see what I
>******** It has to do with the fact that any spiritual being on earth
> to a part of the cosmos. What the Church used to do with medieval saints,
> Steiner does in the Soul-Calendar--- but then also adds moderns who have
> advanced the spiritual development of mankind (like Benjamin Franklin,
> and Hus) and events (like the abolition of slavery in N. America).
O.... I see...this is very interesting........
> The spirit of John the Baptist, through his life, connected itself to
> cosmos in the area of the Sun's highest point, in midsummer, which once
> in the constellation Cancer the Crab and now is in Gemini--- the time when
> what the alchemists call the Sulfur-forces of the cosmos descend to earth,
> we see in the "St. John's bugs" or lightning bugs (or "June bugs") and the
> summer lightning...
I really enjoy these kinds of "symbols" and the way in which the different
Masters endeavoured to portray the truths occultly, they are so often
interwoven, intricate and even intimate...the alchemists, I think, were
masters of the symbol.
much food for thought, and thank you too for the article on Dr. Schweitzer,
very inspiring and heart warming,