About the Second Advent . Between 1909 and 1911, lecturing in several different European towns, Rudolf Steiner told us about the Second Advent namely theMessage 1 of 2 , May 2, 2004View Source
About the "Second Advent".
Between 1909 and 1911, lecturing in several different European towns, Rudolf Steiner told us about the "Second Advent" namely the "Reappearance of Etheric Christ" as an Event due also to a forthcoming chance for Mankind A chance to gain naturally a new level of super-sensible consciousness transcending the physical-sensible one. He told also that the Event would have to develop since the mid-thirties of XX Cent onwards ,3000 years long.
In the meantime ,as a matter of fact the strongest opposition against the Event would be carried on by the Hindrance's Powers , being their aim the need of obscuring the Event or, at least, letting it happen as a most possible unseen fact by Mankind. The present thoughts of mine are just about this struggle about this "Second Advent" in XX Century and in our age.
THREE BACKWARD STREAMS AT WORK-
(The following lines are linked to some insights posted by our listmate Bradford Riley a while ago.)
The Age of Michael , that began in 1879, is strongly marked by continuous attempts of the Hindrancers to deviate its power of evolution and healthy development of Mankind. Among these attempts we can mention a "triad" of backward cultural and spiritual streams that , despite the several differences among them, have in common some basic issues namely a strong fundamentalism and a quite obsessive "monotheism" seen as a worship of a "Father God" that, in itself, is much more like a Freudian Super-Ego than an actual Spiritual Being.
The first of these streams , (it is also the oldest) can be called "Jahvetic legalism" and is at home in several sub-streams of Jewish religious mainstream that , in today's events, has linked itself with the strongly nationalistic features of Zionism. It has to be said that, inside Jewry itself, there is a spiritual antidote to such a cultural and social illness , namely the esoteric tradition of Kabbalah ,as embodied in east-european Hassidism, that was for the most part destroyed during the "Shoah".As a matter of fact there are several Rabbis that due such an Hassidic-Kabbalistic standpoint refuse Zionism and its strong militarist issues.
The second stream is the "extreme monotheism " of Islamic mainstream both Sunnite and Sciite. It is well known how has been harmful the Western's influence over the Islamic tradition due to the fact that the Western people were not only unable to perform their spiritual task-namely to embody the Consciousness Soul Impulse- but mistreated Middle east's peoples in order to keep their giant thirst of money profit satisfied. Euro Americans since XIX Cent onwards , slave of their materialist, reductionist and anti-spiritual way of thinking did fill their "emptiness of Spirit" with merciless avidity. (We can also see this way the "Zionist issue" that sprung from infamous "Balfour's declaration"in the second decade of XX Century).
So today's Islam is on a tightrope between fundamentalism (tribal rage included) and pseudo-modernisation.Nonetheless also in Islam there could be a kind of "antidote" namely the "Sufi" tradition, sprung from ancient Gnostic and Neo-Platonic wisdom ,somehow able to mitigate that Islam in which "Allah is everything and man nothing" and where is considered madness the idea that God could one day choose to live in a man's body.But sufism is out of mainstream issues and, most of all, gets very little chances in geo-political matters of today.
The third stream can be called "PseudoChristian Fundamentalism" and is the standpoint of lots of different protestant Churches based in the USA that are so close to Dubya's heart.This stream worships a "Jesus" appearing much more like a furious Old Testament's Jahve than the God of Love and Wisdom of the Gospels: a warrior Messiah whose "Second Coming" will be a kind of movie where "He and His Armies " appear to be just ready to torn in pieces the "infidels" in Armaggedon's battlefield. This basic false picture enlivened today by tens of books used to sell millions , has the same issue of obsessive "monotheism" of Zionist Legalism and Islamism, forgetting that Christianity is rooted on a Trinitarian Reality (Godfather, The Son-Logos, and the Holy Spirit-Sophia, Each One reverberating Itself in the Three Angelic Hierarchies 'Groups )
What is the counterbalance of such a perverted falsehood about the most sacred Reality in the world?
It should perhaps have to be Catholicism but the Rome's Church avoided to take a distance from Jesuitism's octopus fulfilling its esoteric task at the end of the Millennium namely to insert the doctrine of Karma and Reincarnation inside its Tradition . This happened despite the fact of the esoteric experiences made by K.Woijtyla during his youth in Poland. Here we can also grasp the occult meaning of the strange "conversion" of Valentin Tomberg from Michael's School to Jesuitism.
So the whole of the burden of counterbalance the foolishness of "Jesus" as a Zionistic Messiah (see below) is on Michael's School shoulders who has among its tasks also the following: the building of a bridge towards the "Goodwill Men " community that refuses to worship Mammon, the false Jesus and the "Father" able only to prescribe, forbid and punish.
" THE SECOND ADVENT" The true and the false one.
There is a basic question about this matter and precisely about how the "Etheric Reappearance" of the Christ took place after 1930s. Well, both via mainstream literature statements and private and non-published communications it is possible to say the following. The "Reappearance" is actually taking place just in the way Steiner predicted at the beginning of the XX Century but, in the same, time it did not become "common experience" of many like it could have been possible. The Hindrancers' steps to avoid the spreading of the Event have been marked by several steps in the past, for instance Hitler's take of power or the giant false Etheric Fire of Alamos in 1945 about which Bradford gave us precious insights. Today's events show a "new alliance" between "Christian" fundies and Zionists in order to build an image of "The Second Christ " totally different from the kind- hearted, brotherly and, in the meantime, gently powerful Presence that is the gesture of the actual Etheric Christ. In this picture the third backward stream- the Islamic- has been given the character of the "enemy" to be destroyed by all the possible means but, if we bear in mind the events of WWII, we see that an usual mean of struggle of the Hindrancers against the Lofty Beings has always been the historical contrast between different streams that, at the core, are all equally under Black powers' command Needless to say that the hope of a victory of Kerry over Dubya in the next US President's Elections is not of much hope due to the fact that both Kerry and Dubya are "Skull & Bones" men , namely "Lodges' addicts".
The monotheistic, legalistic, fundamentalist obsession got radical counterbalances for Spiritual Science's student. The path of cognition and meditation depicted by Steiner and his esoteric followers (Stein, Zeylmans, Unger ,Scaligero, Barfield, Kuhlewind , Ben Aharon, Meyer,Joseph and many others ) give us the means to find in ourselves the atavistic gesture of fundamentalism and legalism and come to terms to them. While in the social earthly realm there are at work those who are trying to build the above said bridge to the "Goodwill Men" land, the "Third Sector" or "Civil Society" universe. Such bridge can counterbalance the governance-financial superpowers that, rooted in esoteric ceremonialism of the Lodges, strive for Earth's annihilation in order to throw the evolution into the "Eight Sphere".
That's why I forwarded Jarna's lectures held by Ben Aharon. These words are a good example of what actually means this attempt to build such a counterbalance.
VALENTINA BRUNETTI wrote: About the Second Advent Andrea wrote and elaborated such wonderful items and connections, Andrea, as always, a brother. Things toMessage 2 of 2 , May 3, 2004View SourceVALENTINA BRUNETTI wrote:
About the "Second Advent"
Andrea wrote and elaborated such wonderful items and connections,
Andrea, as always, a brother. Things to do with the RAPTURE should
have also been brought in conjunction, sorry Andrea, with this post
subject of yours, SECOND ADVENT. It was wonderful. True Good Will
"Today's events show a "new alliance" between "Christian" fundies
and Zionists in order to build an image of "The Second Christ "
totally different from the kind- hearted, brotherly and, in the
meantime, gently powerful Presence that is the gesture of the
actual Etheric Christ.
In this picture the third backward stream- the Islamic- has been
given the character of the "enemy" to be destroyed by all the
possible means but, if we bear in mind the events of WWII, we see
that an usual mean of struggle of the Hindrancers against the Lofty
Beings has always been the historical contrast between different
streams that, at the core, are all equally under Black powers'
command Needless to say that the hope of a victory of Kerry
over Dubya in the next US President's Elections is not of much hope
due to the fact that both Kerry and Dubya are "Skull & Bones" men ,
namely "Lodges' addicts"."
"So the (tens of?) millions of us in this country who were right all
along about Iraq and about the utter depravity of the Bush regime
are scratching our heads right now. The Nominee-in-Waiting of the
Party that opposes the Mendacity on the Hill is spouting the same
brand of claptrap, and I, for one, am as pissed as the prescient
Scott Ritter was when David Kay lumped him in with the voluntarily
The offending statement was made in a speech yesterday at
Westminster College, where John Kerry said: "We stand on the eve of
an anniversary in this country -- the day that major combat
operations were declared over in Iraq and the president
declared, 'mission accomplished.' I don't think there's anyone in
this room today or 6,000 miles away who doesn't wish that those
words had been true." (emphasis mine)
Excuse me, Senator, but that - like Kay's "We were all wrong" and
Condi Rice's "No one could have predicted it" - is an insulting
banality that ignores recent history. The "mission" that you claim
everyone is rooting for is the same one I protested against in
Augusta Maine, in New York City and twice in Washington DC, before
the invasion that you enabled; I was just one of millions who did
so. We are still protesting against that misbegotten mission which,
by the way, will never be accomplished.
Furthermore, I believe you know it will fail. You must; you are not
stupid and, also unlike the Bush brigade, you experienced first-hand
how such missions inevitably fail - when you fought in Vietnam and
returned home to disclose the folly and the horror. But that was
then. Now you're promising to send more kids like your former self
to the same kind of made-in-USA disaster you escaped from and railed
against thirty-three years ago. In your Westminster speech yesterday
you also said, "This may be our last chance to get this right." I'm
sorry, Senator, but this cannot be gotten right. Is Joe Lieberman
(possibly channeling Hubert Humphrey) writing your speeches, for
god's sake? Like them (and, once again, like David Kay) you are
clamoring for the ratcheting up of military manpower in full-bore
pursuit of a patently lost cause. Here's a novel concept: why don't
you hire a pollster to ask the Iraqis what they'd like us to do?
Speaking of ratcheting up troop levels, this reminds me of the
following questions I've been meaning to ask you, Senator Kerry: If
you are elected, how soon after the November election will my 18
year-old son be conscripted? Do you have the courage to answer me
truthfully? When will he be asked to kill or die in the desert (or
elsewhere) now that the volunteer wells have run dry? Let me in on
your plan for the draft, if you have one. My son, who plans to vote
this November, is also curious.
Just a few more questions: Do you intend to maintain or expand
Bush's outrageous, extra-legal, global system of concentration
camps, or just maintain it as is? I have listened intently to your
eloquent silence concerning that growing blot on our nation's soul.
And what about the high-priced, unaccountable mercenary hordes our
tax dollars are funding - like the war itself - at the expense of
our schools, roads, hospitals and veterans benefits? Any thoughts on
Is the black hole you want to lead us into a lighter shade than
Bush's? Is it shallower?
You have lost your bearings, Senator Kerry. I will not follow you to
wherever your broken compass leads. Get it fixed, or forget your
quest for my vote, the votes of the millions I marched with, and the
coming majority in our country who see clearly through this
Get it fixed, or you might as well forget your quest for a new job,
as well. Someone is already doing as bad a job as you are promising
to do. When failure is inevitable, I would just as soon see a
Republican go down in flames, thank you very much.
In the meantime, speak for yourself, Senator. "