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> Some extracts on incarnation and stigmata- Rudolf Steiner....
> Moreover as these experiences differ according to whether one is
> incarnating as a woman or as a man, two incarnations will as a rule
> take place during this time one as a man, one as a woman.
However, these things also depend upon the forces gathered during
earthly life forces the individual takes with him through the gate
of death. Therefore all such indications as have been given here
are only valid in the most general sense; there will be many and
manifold individual variations.
> (Occult Science page 318)
> In a lecture Rudolf Steiner did say in time to come incarnations
will happen at a more rapid pace. However, as said above, the rule
is once as a woman and once as a man which is generally quite a good
> yardstick to measure. http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19060601p01.html;mark=311,0,8#WN_mark
> In An Esoteric Cosmology VIII The Christian Mystery, Rudolf Steiner
> speaks about stigmata.
> Here is an extract, as we can see it is a high stage of being -
> The Resurrection, This is a sublime experience, impossible of
> description unless it be within the walls of the sanctuary. The
last stage of Christian initiation transcends all words and all
analogy fails. At this stage man acquires the power of healing. Yet
it must be realised that he who possesses it, possesses at the same
time the inverse power to bring about disease. The negative
invariably goes in hand with the positive. Hence the tremendous
responsibility attaching to this power which may be characterised by
the saying: The creative word issues from the soul aflame.
You provided,as always, what I needed to hear at the most
appropriate moment. Glad you elected to share re-Vatican at this
time! We also just saw "The Thornbirds" and it looms large there as
well!(Intersting close-up pictures David shared in his video of
Vatican pinecone statue - not seen before). Will reflect on last part
of your text as a reminder. Much said in few words. Thank-you dear
lady - NINA