Re: Requiem in memoriam
- --- In email@example.com, "Valerie Walsh" <wdenval@...>
> Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope it was enjoyable. It could havevery
> well been more enjoyable than my vacation-my summer has been sostrange
> that my husband's idea to travel to the Yucatan in August duringgo,
> hurricane season didn't even seem odd. Actually, I was thrilled to
> one for the diving and two for Chichen Itza. Got a little woozy atthe
> sacrificial well, though. Because it's still going on today withthe
> tossing of coins into "the wishing well" but it was babies andyoung
> girls weighted down with metal that were thrown in this well.about
> Course, they sacrificed guys too but that seemed sporting
> comparatively. Plus they got a commemorative headstone. Something
> making people sweat for hours and then throwing them off the edgeof a
> cliff never to be seen again got to me. Apparently, what I'vealways
> thought was a strong antipathy to the scapegoating of individualsis
> really a deep and abiding sympathy as I almost passed out and fellin
> myself.-ValPretty interesting experience, I'm sure. Myself, I've been
wondering recently about volcanoes and why they erupt, so I looked
up a lecture Steiner gave to the workmen on September 18, 1924, in
which someone asks this very question: Why do volcanoes erupt?
Well, it seems that volcanoes erupt because the sun focuses its
light on the place where a volcano exists with little interference
from surrounding star constellations, which have the effect of
detracting from the sun's own power when they are close by.
Of course, my wonder concerns the fact that around March 27th of
1980, a completely inactive volcano in my area began to stir to
life, and within two months blew its lid off. And about ten days
before this happened, around May 8th of that year, I had an
experience in which a Voice spoke into me about my immortal
worthiness. A completely unexpected experience. And it was this
experience that set my course in spiritual development.
Now, this question is asked quite "off the cuff" by the workman and
Steiner gives a most extraordinary and compelling response
concerning volcanoes, and the four-sided configuration of the earth
as to its mountain ranges. In fact, what stands out in the answer
given to the question about why volcanoes erupt is the revelation
that the earth is not a sphere! It is, rather, in the shape of a
pyramid; a rounded tetrahedron, actually. And he says that
geologists and geophysicists know this because they have taken pains
to draw the shape of the earth over time, and it's true.
So, where does this big blue marble come in. I'm scratching my head
on this one.
- Who were the college of Teachers for the Michael School? Who were
invited into those twelve chairs that stood on the stage and shared
the podium with the lectures of Dr. Steiner at the 1st Goetheanum?
Bradford brought from 'Miracles'
"...But Steiner made TWELVE chairs,
TWELVE seats on the lecture stage of the 1st Goetheanum and these
CHAIRS, as in department heads, were cosmic standpoints,
bodhisattvas and great initiates, who could join Steiner in
their 'Body of Glory'..." as Rudolf Steiner planted the
Consciousness Soul into the Heart of humanity and planted Cosmic
Intelligence into the Stream of human history and Planted the
Science of the Resurrection as demanded by St. Paul."
Rudolf Steiner brought:
"These seven individualities were joined by four others; unlike the
first seven, these other four were not able to look back to times of
the primeval past; they looked back to what mankind had acquired
from occult truths during the four epochs of post-Atlantean culture.
The first of the four looked back to the period of ancient India,
the second to that of ancient Persia, the third to that of Egyptian-
Chaldean-Babylonian-Assyrian culture, and the fourth to that of the
Graeco-Latin age. These four joined the seven in that "College" of
wise men in the thirteenth century; the twelfth had fewer
remembrances; he was more intrinsically intellectual than the rest
and it was his task to cultivate and foster the external sciences.
"These twelve individualities did not live only in the sphere of
occultism as cultivated in the West, but could also
be "incorporated" as it were in men who possessed some genuine
knowledge of occultism. Goethe's poem Die Geheimnisse [footnote: The
Mysteries by Rudolf Steiner] gives a certain indication of this. -
"Thus there were twelve outstanding individualities and to them came
a Thirteenth who, after the period of darkness had come to an end
was to be chosen out for the kind of Initiation demanded by the
culture of the West. The circumstances are very mysterious and I can
only give you the following information in the form of a narrative.
To me it is objective truth, but you yourselves can put it to the
test by gathering together what has been said by anthroposophical
Spiritual Science during the last few years, added to what you know
of history since the thirteenth century.
"It was known to the College of the twelve wise men that a child was
to be born who had lived in Palestine at the time of Christ and had
been present when the Mystery of Golgotha had taken place. This
Individuality possessed great powers of heart and a quality of deep,
inward love which circumstances had since helped to unfold in him."
Steiner refers to these twelve streams that create the Initiation
model that all of humanity can now safely have as a guide, as part
of the Michael School, Steiner calls these Twelve streams, his
College of Teachers. His college of wise men. These were the faculty
and on staff tenured teachers of the Michael School. This is the
model, when Waldorf faculties are supposed to understand that they
carry the precious first impressions of each child and hold
intercourse with the Angel that hovers over the child and the I AM's
that are in the family of the child. The Waldorf Faculty should, but
mostly have lost all knowledge of, the idea that the college of
Teachers that they model themselves from are those that created the
Initiation path for the THIRTEENTH in Steiner's recollection of the
13th century event. The entire Michael School as a public and open
reality is based on the solid foundations of the great logical
streams of humanity that go back beyond Atlantis and have collected
the wisdom of Persia, Egypt-Chaldea, Greece and modern science.
This is the College of Teachers who supported Steiner as he brought
down the vast insights, cohesion and thinking forces needed to
create the basis for Michael Intelligence to stream into the hearts
and minds of humanity. This is the model that allows the common
stream of all of humanity to gather themselves around the fountain
head of the Christ Impulse, who gave to humanity the outline and
direction and actual forces needed to awaken the Spirit Man on Earth
and bring to humanity their own unfolding of New Nature, new
ecology, arising out of the bountiful foundations of the fountain of
life, the Life-Spirit that is latent in the I AM of very living