Again, i love your questions,and i see in you no "ignorance" to forgive. We
are all learning, i trust. I know i am.
Yes, Steiner speaks of two Jesus children, though i can't give you the exact
references. Probably someone else can. I suspect there is something in
Steiner's Gospel of St. Matthew lectures, for one place, but i am sure there
are others, too.
If i remember correctly, Steiner says that if you look at the genealogy in
Matthew you will see these different lines. The lines are from the House of
David. One is the Nathan line, where the innocent Jesus is born (after 24
generations of purification). This being has never before been incarnated.
Then, there is the Solomon line, also taking 24 generations from Solomon,
the line of great Wisdom, lots of previous incarnations, back to the wise
There are two Mary's as well. The event recorded about Jesus being lost in
the Temple, and found by his parents later, when he is off talking with the
wise ones, is, Steiner says, an account of the coming together of the two
Jesus beings, where one dies into the other (as i understand it), and thus
perfect innocence and perfect wisdom are united through the Nathan line and
the Solomon line.
Steiner also talks about what happens to the other Mary.
It is also known that if you look at certain medieval paintings (maybe some
of our artist experts can help you here), you will see two Jesus children.
So, this knowledge was passed down, and shows up in the art works up to the
Middle Ages, at least...
Now, what of the meaning of all this? Mere playing about of the Gods? I
don't know the full meaning, but what comes to me so far is that within all
of us is this opportunity for the uniting of perfect wisdom with perfect
innocence. What a marriage! (I think Blake's poems, "Songs of Innocence",
"Songs of Experience" might be relevant here.)
I'll see if i can find them and post them...
S. Messenger talks about the move from innocence to experience and then
beyond in Steiner's triumvirate of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
Well, that's another post, i'm sure...(smile).
>From: "Daniel Norstoga" <danielnorstoga@...>
>Subject: [anthroposophy] Two Jesus-children
>Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 13:34:08 GMT
>Once more, forgive me for my ignorance. I believe Steiner somewhere writes
>that there was not only one Jesus-child born, but two. Can anybody explain
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