10615Re: [anthroposophy] How to fight against Asuras
- Aug 11, 2004More synchronicity! I was very recently reading and pondering this
poem..... Much food for thought Brad. Let the digesting begin....
> The White Moth.
> A. T. QUILLER COUCH
> If a leaf rustled, she would start:
> And yet she died, a year ago
> How had so frail a thing the heart
> To journey where she trembled so?
> And do they turn and turn in fright,
> Those little feet, in so much night?
> The light above the poet's head
> Streamed on the page and on the cloth,
> And twice and thrice there buffeted
> On the black pane a white-wingd moth:
> 'Twas Annie's soul that beat outside,
> And "Open, open, open!" cried:
> I could not find the way to God;
> There were too many flaming suns
> For signposts, and the fearful road
> Led over wastes where millions
> Of tangled comets hissed and burned--
> I was bewilder'd and I turned.
> "O, it was easy then! I knew
> Your window and no star beside.
> Look up and take me back to you!"
> He rose and thrust the window wide.
> 'Twas but because his brain was hot
> With rhyming; for he heard her not.
> But poets polishing a phrase
> Show anger over trivial things:
> And as she blundered in the blaze
> Towards him, on ecstatic wings,
> He raised a hand and smote her dead;
> Then wrote, "That I had died instead."
> Bradford comments;
> There is an occult perception, very simple to observe, very complex
> but as simple as any lesson that was ever written in the great book
> of nature. Moth and Butterfly and how each relates to the light are
> a visible lesson. What is the moral of this story? It has profound
> meaning. Moths have an erratic nervous disorder in relation to the
> light. Butterflies have a well organized Devachan imprint on their
> wing patterns. Butterflies reveal tribe, nation, and pheromone
> scented holiness of their distinct and specific tracking breed.
> In Spiritual Science we find the road to Konig and Steiner where a
> Butterfly and the blossom and petals of a flower reveal a rooted
> mystery and a freed mystery. In fact in any Waldorf Training camp we
> can follow the steps of the caterpillar, the stages of it and see
> how the Holy SPirit hovers in living and loving numerical ratio over
> the blossom and plant kingdom. There is an entombment death and
> Resurrection in the life of the caterpillar. In other words the
> blossom and the butterfly are a calibrated match.
> I love the word calibrated, one can see a great deal with the word
> calibrated. Size and ratio of Being to Being are calibrated. The
> Moon moving closer or further away reveals the giant redwood forests
> or the calibrated current size of the butterfly.
> The Butterfly is not a bird, it is the hovering soul and spirit,
> Angels of the Plant world. How is your Nectar, blood sugar and
> courage today? Do you really understand blood sugar and diabetes?
> Has your sweet nectar also fed the Dead and your Angel? Has it
> produced some thought life that is not merely bug lite?
> Now things go very differently for the moth. Here you have an
> opportunity to study, "The Devil and Daniel Webster". This is an
> important study, as important as Faust is to Anthros. "The Devil and
> Daniel Webster" is really about imprisoning the soul/spirit and the
> nature of Moth to light. It is part of the study that leads us
> toward the objective lessons of the Asuras vs the courage of
> But we need not study these texts..we find ourselves faint and
> thought thickens, chills and slows in us. We crave a quicker
> gratification to our question. The development of the Moth, its
> brown, dried leaf imagery, where the life force has been depleted
> from it, creates also an erratic nervous disorder in how the moth is
> constantly fooled by Light. The moth is pathologically fooled by
> false light. It suffers from a suicidal nervous disorder that
> hungers for false light the way butterflies hunger for true Plant
> perfume prayers. Prayers of perfume that the plant has wrought in
> its humble earth bound enchantment rise into the air and these
> prayer signals are read in the pheromone navigation of the tribes,
> breeds and various families of butterfly Angels.
> Some might think Spiritual Science is being poetic on this point. If
> you think this is a sweet poetic metaphor or analogy you have no
> idea the depth of Goethean Science nor the depth of the question of
> how to approach the fight against the Asuras. It is a topic that
> still haunts us and makes us shiver. It makes us shiver more than
> the Christ warms our courage. Or; how do we find courage and do we
> need to constantly place ourselves in Frodo's matrix of tension?
> Jan wrote profoundly on the biographical excursions into dangerous
> philosophic regions as explored by Isabel Fairfield. Does the
> butterfly gain its superior Devachan wing colorings by tasting and
> facing sharper Devachan mysteries? What are sharper Devachan
> mysteries in the world around us? Do you know?
> The nervous disorder and infection that has built up to a craving in
> the moth also builds up in a human being. To become addicted to the
> falsity of mistaking S&M for Love or mistaking the Risen Etheric
> Christ imbued brotherhood for SunScreen; or quiet poisoning of
> Depleted Uranium in the woody whispers of forests and meadows that
> show acre upon acre of greenery, but, the forest is Chernobyl and
> the poison will remain this way, in the murky invisibility of occult
> deception, for 900 years, cursed. But all the elemntal beings will
> have been changed to monsters.. this represents only a fragment of
> the nature of the infection of the Asura and the corruption of Light
> itself. What is the shelf life of an elemental being?
> Jan, Joksu and I would also draw attention to Orc and Elve, but all
> these are specific studies and alas, only rare researchers engage
> their wings, engage their Devachan curiosity into regions where
> humanity strays from the light. Most haven't the science, the soul
> or the intelligence to see the hidden patterns running from
> religion, politics, science and through the halls of nature up to
> the soul of each human being. Therefore these big questions, ASURAS,
> make the squeamish want to run to the potty and pee.
> But when faddish craving for tatoo and torture, gothic sensuality
> and enjoying the torture and interrogation of prisoners and giving
> the nod to Abu Ghraib and CIA and Israel Gulags..left over from Nazi
> and Stalin infested Gulags, all these fads and immoral decisions of
> humanity move steadily toward Asura worship. That worship is what
> the disorder in the moth reveals. It shows that the wings have been
> depleted of their living light, their Devachan glory. Shrivelled
> brownish, sometimes pure white maggot ghost vegetable moths...and
> yet no matter how exotic the vampires of the night appear, the soul
> and the moth have absorbed a disorder of the order of the moral
> lesson of nature into their systems.
> For indeed A Sun Being of the magitude of the Christ turned with
> Solar Magnification into the single body of a human being and walked
> as a Sun Compass on the Earth. But equally, the beings who move our
> immortality forwards along the prayer of plants and the works and
> deeds of humanity through courage and compassion also have their
> Manichean polar opposite in the reverse of the progress, in the
> corrosion and eating away of the I AM through specific stages. Jan
> and Joksu can outline these specific stages with astonishing
> To get to the core of the I AM and tear away portions of it, The I
> AM must be slowly corrupted from within. That Egotism could become
> so material that instead of eating my brothers and sisters hearts in
> spirit, in thought, in joy and celebration of their existence, we
> literally eat our brothers hearts. Instead of understanding the I AM
> in the blood we quantify and learn to breed certain racial strains
> of blood and flesh. We take cellular identity and we rob it of its
> orginality and chip pieces of the glory of the I AM into cloned,
> manmade cellular, star cursed, clusters of matter. Can we and will
> we go this far without plunging into the very Ethics out of which
> Spiritual Science and Anthroposophy are made of?
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