7753Re: [anthroposophy] The Christ Event and the world of the dead: Comments III
- Feb 22, 2003I lost something here. Who is Mr. Ervast and where is most of this insight derived from??Jeff----- Original Message -----Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:11 PMSubject: [anthroposophy] The Christ Event and the world of the dead: Comments IIIBradford wrote in his recent essey (on the file section):
"Now understanding the heroic aspect of the Christ Event meant
changing everything about what it means to die for a manipulated
political cause or to fight and kill others because strangers have
murdered one of your own family members. After the Christ Event,
Christ penetrated and illuminated the real facts of conscience and
courage, with the result that lessons after death did not support
the glories of carnage and bloodletting we tend to praise here on
earth. There was a dynamic and profound change after the Christ
Event and this change in the interior light of the soul as it
travels through the planets after death, is the new seed of inner
light, conscience and the future potential of the Spirit Self."
"As the Dead pass through their experiences in the after life, they
review and pass through layer after layer of inner consciousness.
Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and beyond are all
experiences that are layered within each of us and inspire and shape
the talents and karma of what is inside each individual. That which
was and that which is to be is invisibly formed, pre-embryonically,
before we see the product, the incarnated personality. This is the
real space travel that we have projected outwardly onto the external
face of the universe."
The Christ Event made very deep changes to our world and those
changes were even more spectacular in the invisible worlds. Christ
is global (or maybe it is better to say universal) and eventually we
must win over e.g. bloodties, race and nationality. Dr. Steiner says
in his lecture "Evolution and Involution" (23.12.1904
Berlin): "Nation, race, sex, position, religion all these work
upon human egoism. Only when mankind has overcome all these things
will it be freed from egoism." The disciples of Jesus Christ didn't
right away understand this global quality. E.g. Peter thought that
the "new religion" was only for the jews. St. Paul after his deep
Christ experince could understand things better and he was allowed
the spread the good tidings to "outsiders". Without the work of St.
Paul we hardly have had any christianity.
Now we have "the law written to our heart"; it's not in our outer
surroundings in some "stonetables". Our conciense grew more
sensitive and in this connection we can also link the concept
of "sin". When the Great Ideal, the Cosmic Christ came now so near
us, we cannot feel anymore (as some OT prophets probably could) that
we are "sinless and without fault, ready to throw the first stone"
(at least if we are honest).
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