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    The Future of Black Technologies Extract of From Gondhishapur to Silicon
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 3 9:38 PM
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      The Future of Black Technologies

      Extract of "From Gondhishapur to Silicon Valley" by Francis Paul Emberson (The Etheric Dimensions Press)

      http://8esphere.blogspot.com/

      Already in 1920 Rudolf Steiner said of Western technology which was as yet untouched by binary techniques:
      Today's "enlightened" minds consider it superstitious to look for spiritual powers in natural phenomena. They have not the least idea that demonic spirits are active in the whole world of technology created by the human race. Nor will they find it easy to see this, because those powers are acting on the will – and I have often told you that the will is asleep. They work at an unconscious level, taking hold of the unconscious human mind. The consequence is as follows. In the past, human beings had at least some awareness of demonic powers. Today demonic powers are restively stirring in all products of technology: their activities extend into the sphere of the human will, but human beings are not yet inclined to accept this… The spirits perceived in the phenomena of nature in older times were Luciferic by nature; the spirits active in machines, in all products of technology, are Ahrimanic in nature. Human beings are thus surrounding themselves with an Ahrimanic world that is growing completely independent of them.

      You will perceive the trend in human evolution. From a Luciferic world that still influences their conscious minds and determines their destinies, human beings are drifting into an Ahrimanic world. And at present this is happening at quite a fast pace. This Ahrimanic world acts on the human will, and the intellectualism of modern science does not enable people to gain immediate conscious awareness of the will. The great danger is that the Ahrimanic world will take hold of the human will and human beings will completely lose their bearing among the demonic powers that are present in the products of technology.

      Since Steiner's time, two tendencies have become apparent. On the one hand, an increasing number of people have become interested in spiritual science and are looking towards it for solutions to problems produced by technology. On the other hand, technology itself was precipitated into the binary form during the Second World War, and has advanced along that path at unbelievable speed. Human beings are indeed losing their bearing among the demonic powers that are present in it.
      The last part of the twentieth century was characterised by the rise of the "Academy" of Silicon Valley, which provided the anti-Michael demons with a very strong foothold in human life, from which they launch their attacks on the Michael Movement to greater effect than many members of that movements are willing to admit. True followers of Michael are called upon at the present time to penetrate deeply into this demonic stronghold with their thinking, and "offer up to Gods the secrets wrested from demons".

      The beginning of the third millennium (from our 21st century onwards) bears the signature of the historical event described by Rudolf Steiner in the following terms:
      …before even a part of the third millennium of the post-Christian era has elapsed, there will be, in the West, an actual incarnation of Ahriman: Ahriman in the flesh. Humanity on earth cannot escape this incarnation of Ahriman. It will come inevitably. But what matters is that men shall find the right vantage-point from which to confront it.

      Wherever preparation is being made for incarnations of this character, we must be alert to certain trends in evolution. A Being like Ahriman, who will incarnate in the West in time to come, prepares for this incarnation in advance. With a view to his incarnation on the earth, Ahriman guides certain forces in evolution in such a way that they may be of the greatest possible advantage to him. And evil would result were men to live on in a state of drowsy unawareness, unable to recognise certain phenomena in life as preparations for Ahriman's incarnation in the flesh. The right stand can be taken only by recognizing in one or another series of events the preparation that is being made by Ahriman for his earthly existence. And the time has now come for individual men to know which tendencies and events around them are machinations of Ahriman, helping him to prepare for his approaching incarnation.

      The overwhelming spread of binary computer technology, which did not yet exist in Rudolf Steiner's time, has been the most influential factor paving the way for incarnation of Ahriman in that mighty Aspect of his cosmic being which we call the Sorat, the Binary Beast. Indeed, we may say this incarnation of Ahriman is the incarnation of the Binary Beast.
      Ahriman comes from remote realms alien to human evolution on the earth. His interest is to divert this evolution from its natural path into other, inhuman forms of existence utterly removed from that which was intended for man by his Creators. Through unwholesome occult arts combined with dark technology, the physical incarnation of this alien divinity has been made possible:
      This Ahrimanic incarnation cannot be averted; it is inevitable, for men must confront Ahriman face to face. He will be the individuality by whom it will be made clear to men what indescribable cleverness can be developed if they call to their help all that earthly forces can do to enhance cleverness and ingenuity. In the catastrophes that will befall humanity in the near future, men will become extremely inventive; many things discovered in the forces and substances of the universe will be used to provide nourishment for man. But these very discoveries will at the same time make it apparent that matter is connected with the organs of intellect, not with the organs of the spirit but of the intellect. People will learn what to eat and drink in order to become really clever. Eating and drinking cannot make them spiritual, but clever and astute, yes. Men have no knowledge of these things as yet; but not only will they be striven for, they will be the inevitable outcome of catastrophes looming in the near future. And certain secret societies – where preparations are already in train – will apply these things in such a way that the necessary conditions can be established for an actual incarnation of Ahriman on earth.

      Although they are not yet common knowledge, these things have indeed been discovered by materialistic science. The role of artificial intelligence in these preparations for Ahriman's incarnation need hardly be stressed. Today there is scarcely a major research institute on earth that does not rely heavily on computers. Indeed, much research is done today not by experimenting with real substances and processes under investigation, but by investigating computer simulations of them!
      Ahriman will not only draw into his power the out and out materialists. Many of those who incline to the spirit without actively pursuing spiritual development are falling victim to his supreme intelligence:
      Through certain stupendous arts he would being to men all the clairvoyant knowledge which until they can be acquired only by dint of intense labour and effort. Men could live on as materialists, they could eat and drink – as much as may be left after the war! – and there would be no need for any spiritual efforts. The Ahrimanic streams would continue their unimpeded course. When Ahriman incarnates in the West at the appointed time, he would establish a great occult school for the practice of magic arts of the greatest grandeur, and what otherwise can be acquired only by strenuous effort would be poured over mankind.

      Let it never be imagined that Ahriman will appear as a kind of hoaxer, playing mischievous tricks on human beings. No, indeed! Lovers of ease, who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science, would fall pray to his magic, for by means of these stupendous magic arts he would be able to make great number of human beings into seers – but in such a way that the clairvoyance of each individual would be strictly differentiated. What one person would see, a second and a third would not see. Confusion would prevail and in spite of being made receptive to clairvoyant wisdom, men would inevitably fall into strife on account of the sheer diversity of their visions. Ultimately, however, they would all be satisfied with their own particular vision, for each of them would be able to see into the spiritual world. In this way all culture on the earth would fall prey to Ahriman. Men would succumb to Ahriman simply through not having acquired by their own efforts what Ahriman is ready and able to give them. No more evil advice could be given than to say: "Stay just as you are! Ahriman will make all of you clairvoyant if you so desire. And you will desire it because Ahriman's power will be very great." – But the result would be establishment of Ahriman's kingdom on earth and the overthrow of everything achieved hitherto by human culture; all the disastrous tendencies unconsciously cherished today would take effect.

      Looking beyond the early centuries of the new millennium we see the whole of humanity gradually becoming naturally clairvoyant. Physically man will be weaker. The decline of his physical forces is a necessary part of evolution. It is not essentially a decline of man himself (unless he remains bound to the body), but only of his physical organism:
      But now, in the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch, he is on the path of decline, he is a being growing physically weaker, and to perceive the world in the way the Greek perceived it would be too much for his strength.

      The physical senses, sight, hearing, etc, will fade and will be replaced, on the one hand – in the case of those who follow the spiritual path – by ever clearer clairvoyant perception, and, on the other hand, by artificial perception based on simulation devices. Digital image processing, computer simulation and the implantation of microprocessors in the human body are precursors of techniques which will largely replace physical sight and hearing for much of humanity. Even today people look at the world through television, electron microscopes, radio telescopes with computer images, digital-imaging medical diagnostic apparatus, and so on. Military pilots are trained in "flight simulators" – moderns of fighter-plane cockpits with windows and instruments that are television screens. The images react to the controls exactly as, in real life, the view out of the cockpit would change as the pilot manoeuvred his aircraft. And this dials of the instruments give the appropriate readings.

      All this is leading to the replacement of real-world situations by simulations adapted to the needs and wishes of the individual. Such techniques are naturally open to abuse of all kinds, and bring with them the temptation to create imaginary worlds of artificially produced sensuous experience in which people can take refuge from the painful realities of life. Such worlds will be, after all, nothing more than the logical ultimate development of what began at the end of the nineteenth century as the cinema.

      The true clairvoyance of the spiritual race may well be imitated, in caricature, by the use of "clairvoyance machines". The forerunners of such probable devices are the so-called "meditation machines" already in use in America, and in some parts of Europe. These first-generation meditation machines are designed to produce altered states of consciousness by applying stimuli to the brain. They are based on techniques developed over the years in medicine, principally in the field of electro-encephalography. It is reasonable to suppose that later generations of such machines will be more sophisticated and powerful, as manufacturers and users gather experience in the methods of influencing the mind by altering the electrical state of the brain.

      In 2004 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported in its Technology Review that neuroscientists and engineers were developing methods to allow the brain to interact directly with computer networks, by implanting a microprocessor into the brain tissue. A specialist company in the United States called Cyberkinetics has received government approval for clinical trials of a brain implant intended to enable the minds of paralysed patients to communicate directly with their personal computers. Other research on similar lines is under way. The initial intention is to enable patients to relate to the real world through the computer. But, obviously, it is equally possible to enable them to relate to virtual worlds as though they were actually living in them. Indeed, to a considerable degree they are already living in them.

      Human beings will separate progressively into two races, the spiritual race using the new clairvoyance in a moral way, the materialistic race rending more to look into the spiritual forces within matter and those of the sub-physical realms. Then, as the Anglo-Saxon Germanic civilisation continues, new faculties will appear spontaneously in man. He will learn to influence electrical processes directly by thought. He will also gain mastery over the physical and life processes involved in conception and birth, and will learn to determine what kind of souls shall incarnate. Genetic engineering, which has already taken its first faltering steps in work on clones and the manipulation of stem cells, will acquire advanced techniques of altering the physical body. This, too, is a necessary development, which also is open to abuse and will produce strange mutants. Behind the longing to control the coming into being of the physical form of man lies the occult knowledge hinted at in Goethe's Faust, in the creation of Homunculus, and the desire for physical immortality.

      Advanced genetic manipulation, combined with the techniques that Rudolf Steiner called eugenic occultism (control of conception and birth so that only selected types of souls can incarnate) will have very far-reaching effects on social life. Medicine, too, will assume forms quite different from the present ones and will become very highly spiritualised in both good and evil ways.

      During this fifth post-Atlantean period of culture, artificial intelligence will reach a very advanced stage of development, and men will grow together with machines. From the clumsy first beginnings of robotics that we know today, the most remarkable machine-beings will develop and will begin to assert their physical superiority in certain realms of outer life. Men will become increasingly conscious of the dead, and the souls who have passed through the gate of death will play an important role in all these developments. They will either work inspiringly from the spiritual world out of their own impulses, or will be drawn by evil arts into the web of artificial intelligence.

      A further product of artificial intelligence, which will be brought progressively into relation with the cosmos and which will analyse cosmic influences in a materialistic way, will be that men will master new energies of immense power, far greater than that of nuclear fission or fusion. Through the misuse of vibratory energy, they will overreach themselves and set forces in motion that they cannot control. By that time, earth humanity will have reached out into the solar system through the on-going space conquest.

      In all this, the greater part of humanity will suffer itself to be drawn into the life-style of the materialistic race, as science and technology become more and more incomprehensible to the man in the street. The direct coupling of man and computer – the implantation into the brain of microprocessors linked by ratio to the Internet – will allow those in power to program human minds. The Western occult brotherhoods and other leaders of the materialistic humanity will exercise increasing domination over mankind in general. As for the spiritual race, its members will gather in communities based on Christian brotherhood and freedom. Their own science and technology will take quite other forms from that of the materialistic race. They will do all in their power to help and protect those who seek to escape from the work of dark technology. It will remain possible for the members of the materialistic race to join those who follow the spiritual path of evolution.

    • carynlouise24
      Thanks Dan. Nina brought: http://www.runework.com/Rune% 20homepage/English/SpirScience/Articles/EnglishSpirScArticles.htm From which this excerpt is taken:
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 4 4:48 AM
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        Thanks Dan.

        Nina brought:

        http://www.runework.com/Rune%
        20homepage/English/SpirScience/Articles/EnglishSpirScArticles.htm
        From which this excerpt is taken:

        "The essence of UFO's is thus: they are not the extra-terrestrials or
        the outer cosmic-beings like they wants us to believe and pretend to
        be (they might have a connection with this or that star, but
        everything on earth has that, so that's nothing to worship them for).
        They are elemental beings (gnomes, nimphs, elves, fairy beings) which
        are condensed too far, aware of their own implosion and therefore
        eagerly looking for compensation through the life- and organ forces
        of humans.

        For their inward nourishment they try to serve themselves with the
        qualities of our souls, because they themselves have hardly developed
        those (these developed qualities also stand for portals to spiritual
        knowledge); therefore also e.g. their sclerotic insectoid appearance.
        Their ultimate goal is to create their own dominion, a planet, built
        up of our forces.

        Partly we ourselves are the cause they have turned away from us and
        started to emancipate. Out of fear for the whimsical
        tendency of nature we have become directed towards ourselves and use
        (d) the thoughts of Nature (i.e. are elemental beings) in our abstract
        materialistic techniques, causing these elemental beings to fall out
        of the Cosmic Order and the ascending evolution.

        This (still) gives them a high intelligence, plus a certain degree of
        free will, but it also causes them to become cold and bitter. Their
        being is composed of a soul-body through which they have awareness
        and an Etheric-Life body of formative forces through which they can
        act. But through the above described developments they do not use
        their soul-body (which basically is composed of the forces of
        sympathy and antipathy generating colors as gradations of feelings)
        in the Light-ether any more as feeling, but as propulsion by means of
        light. Every time when their vehicles propulsion starts to work it
        generates phenomena of light, which means they have developed astral
        (viz. soul) techniques."

        `They are elemental beings (gnomes, nimphs, elves, fairy beings)
        which are condensed too far, aware of their own implosion and
        therefore eagerly looking for compensation through the life- and
        organ forces of humans'.



        The Etheric Realm
        John Jocelyn Meditations on the Signs of the Zodiac – Aquarius

        `There are four ethers, four elements, and four kinds of elemental
        beings:

        The Gnomes, related to the Earth;
        The Undines, to Water;
        The Sylphs, to Air; and
        The Salamanders to Fire.

        In the etheric world, they have play, a play that at the same time is
        a service of active duty to Angels, to men, for our earth. They work
        unseen, for the most part, for only few can see them. Thus these
        little workers, althought they do so much for man, get no credit for
        their work, as do the bees and beavers.

        These elementals fashion all things, from the body of a bee to that
        of a baby, from the lowliest soil we tread upon to the highest
        mountain, from the blast of a siren to the most exquisite and
        sweetest sound our ears can hear.

        No music, no words, voice, or writing, nought would be formed or
        finished here on Earth, whether of earth, water, air, or fire without
        the incessant work of these nature spirits, often called the
        fairies. Everywhere are they to be found, differeing in different
        localities of the world. Man has an etheric body, also called the
        vital body, life body, or the body of formative forces, which gives
        him life and makes him what he is today, with all his habits and his
        memory. The quality of man can be known by his etheric body'.

        -It is good here to contemplate the loosening and giving back of our
        etheric body during our life-tableau review after we have passed
        through the portal of death.

        The Astral World, the Soul World; which is below the Moon-

        In the soul or astral world, for forces of sympathy and antipathy are
        dominant. Each man's own inner nature attracts to himself those
        beings of a nature similar to his own. Antipathy repels those unlike
        himself. Self-knowledge therefore, is essential before entering the
        astral world, because one's own desires and passions confront him in
        animal, or more seldom, in human form.

        Feelings, wishes, passions, instincts, and even the condition of
        one's physical organs are spread out before him and take dramatic or
        animal form in the soul world and can be mistaken for something
        objective there. Delusion results for the unprepared and
        unsuspecting.

        To him who knows himself in his deeper aspects, the objective astral
        world is revealed when what belongs to himself is stripped off what
        he sees. He who enters the astral world unprepared and uninformed of
        its nature will therefore bring back unreliable information and
        fantasy. The dangers of deception are present every moment. Even
        one's own inner nature may take on shapes so horrible and frightening
        that they may be unnerving to the beholder. If he is exposed to them
        before he is ready for the encounter, it can lead to serious
        consequences.

        Into this astral world is the medium, the drugged and the hypnotized
        cast. Devilish enticements may be encountered which the unprepared
        soul and weal ego are unable to cope with. Blind groupings may
        reveal fantastic sights, but of what use are these? They can only
        lead to illusion and delusion, a delusion of the subject and the
        experiementer no matter how scientific and high-sounding degrees he
        attaches to his name or how honoured the institution to which he is
        connected.

        Such dabbling is like child's play compared to the devilishly clever
        seducers who also work in the astral world. The human being has a
        supersensible `double' which takes the form of his own inner nature.
        For the sensuous, undeveloped man, the form can be most hideous.
        Such a `double' of man is depicted in Bulwer-Lytton's Zanoni : `It
        gazes on thee, the dark, mantled, loathsome thing! There, there,
        there with their devilish mockery and hateful craft, glare on thee
        those horrid eyes!' (we may also read upon the Dweller on the
        Threshold in this regard)

        Mankind as a whole has been providentially protected from the
        encounter thrown open by drugs. The power of the ego is diminished
        or obliterated by LSD, opiates and other drugs. This is opposed to
        the course of modern man's development which is toward greater of
        ever greater ego-strength and consciousness.

        Man needs a high degree of moral development, self-knowledge and
        courage far beyond that possessed by the ordinary human being in
        order to enter the higher worlds safely.'

        (Taken from Life before birth Life on Earth Life after Death by Paul
        E. Chu, a scientist selects some highlights from Rudolf Steiner's
        Anthroposophy 1972 World View Press USA.)

        See Scorpio: http://www.philosophyoffreedom.com/node/2299

        - Here it is good to contemplate the loosening of our Astral body
        which takes many years.

        And, Technizismen – the demons in technology : Rudolf Steiner
        Stuttgart, 14 November 1920 Polarities in the Evolution of Mankind.

        `The spirits perceived in the phenomena of nature in older times were
        luciferic by nature; the spirits active in machines, in all products
        of technology, are ahrimanic by nature. Human beings are thus
        surrounding themselves with an ahrimanic world that is growing
        completely independent of them'.

        `A mood will however arise in the souls of vast numbers of people
        that may be brought to expression as follows: `Well, what am I as a
        human being? What kind of life form as I as I walk around on two
        legs? I have a science that I have taken to great heights; I have a
        life in the social sphere – yet both of them do not touch on the
        reality of what I am'. This mood will be the great question mark of
        the age, a question mark as to one's own nature as a human being.

        It will prepare the eye of the soul so that it may perceive something
        that is difficult to describe but will nevertheless come to be the
        new Christ event. Out of that longing, the power will arise to see
        the Christ made evident. Outer want will become an inner want for
        the soul, and out of this inner want is to be born the vision of the
        Christ who will be walking unseen among human beings, and they will
        need to hold on to him to stop them from sliding from the luciferic
        into the ahrimanic sphere, in a way that is quite unthinkable.'

        The Catholic Church knew very well why it did not want the masses to
        have direct access to the Gospels. In theory, catholics are still
        not permitted to read the Gospels. The Albigenses, Waldenses and
        others who would not accept this were, of course, declared heretics
        because the church was only too well aware what would happen if the
        Gospels became accessible to the masses. In the first place there
        are four Gospels.

        The divine spirit reveals itself to humankind in those four Gospels.
        You cannot, however, use the intellect to present an event in four
        different ways the way it has been done in the Gospels, for then
        contradictions, will arise. The moment you deny the Gospels their
        reality, considering them to be the products of the human intellect,
        they inevitable became contradictory, full of contradictions. What
        has emerged, therefore, is the total destruction of any way in which
        the Mystery of Golgotha may be perceived'.


        Anthroposophy as a Substance of Life and Feeling
        Veneration and Reverence for the Occult and Hidden Facts.
        Lecture by Dr. Rudolf Steiner
        Tübingen, February 16th, 1913
        GA 140

        'Spiritual tasks, even spiritual offices, may, as it were, develop and
        be of great help to the souls in their development after death. And
        this is what we should strive after more and more: to help the souls
        who live between death and a new birth to overcome a great
        difficulty, consisting therein that the old spiritual inheritance
        does not exist any longer, for a time has come in which it is very
        difficult for the souls to find the right direction after death, in
        which it is almost impossible for the souls who dwell between death
        and a new birth to find their way about'.


        -Graham Hancock in his book Supernatural wrote about UFO's. It is
        well researched although it is curious to see Graham Hancock leans
        towards pro-ufo's in his book; thinking them to be what he calls
        the `ancient teachers'. It seems he got the Etheric realm and Astral
        realm mixed up.

        He correlates ancient rock paintings to modern day ufo phenomena.
        What is interesting in these correlations is the correspondences
        between the old trance states either dance or drug induced (magic
        mushrooms etc) and modern day drug intake.

        -It is good research into the soul world with obvious Old Moon
        influence however Graham really does get into the dragon's skin
        himself and I wonder if he has researched any of Rudolf Steiner's
        work particularly Technizismen.

        The Old Moon trance state on Earth seeing into the soul world before
        materialism has now become the Old Moon trance state seeing into the
        soul world with materialism.

        Revelation 15:2
        And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that
        had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over
        his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass,
        having the harps of God.


        --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "carol" <organicethics@...>
        wrote:
        >
        >
        > The Future of Black Technologies
        > <http://8esphere.blogspot.com/2007/09/le-manichisme-et-son-
        dvoiement-par\
        > -la.html>
        >
        > Extract of "From Gondhishapur to Silicon Valley" by Francis Paul
        > Emberson (The Etheric Dimensions Press)
        >
        > http://8esphere.blogspot.com/
        >
        > Already in 1920 Rudolf Steiner said of Western technology which was
        as
        > yet untouched by binary techniques:
        > Today's "enlightened" minds consider it superstitious to look for
        > spiritual powers in natural phenomena. They have not the least idea
        that
        > demonic spirits are active in the whole world of technology created
        by
        > the human race. Nor will they find it easy to see this, because
        those
        > powers are acting on the will – and I have often told you that the
        > will is asleep. They work at an unconscious level, taking hold of
        the
        > unconscious human mind. The consequence is as follows. In the past,
        > human beings had at least some awareness of demonic powers. Today
        > demonic powers are restively stirring in all products of technology:
        > their activities extend into the sphere of the human will, but human
        > beings are not yet inclined to accept this… The spirits perceived in
        > the phenomena of nature in older times were Luciferic by nature; the
        > spirits active in machines, in all products of technology, are
        Ahrimanic
        > in nature. Human beings are thus surrounding themselves with an
        > Ahrimanic world that is growing completely independent of them.
        >
        > You will perceive the trend in human evolution. From a Luciferic
        world
        > that still influences their conscious minds and determines their
        > destinies, human beings are drifting into an Ahrimanic world. And at
        > present this is happening at quite a fast pace. This Ahrimanic world
        > acts on the human will, and the intellectualism of modern science
        does
        > not enable people to gain immediate conscious awareness of the
        will. The
        > great danger is that the Ahrimanic world will take hold of the human
        > will and human beings will completely lose their bearing among the
        > demonic powers that are present in the products of technology.
        >
        > Since Steiner's time, two tendencies have become apparent. On the
        one
        > hand, an increasing number of people have become interested in
        spiritual
        > science and are looking towards it for solutions to problems
        produced by
        > technology. On the other hand, technology itself was precipitated
        into
        > the binary form during the Second World War, and has advanced along
        that
        > path at unbelievable speed. Human beings are indeed losing their
        bearing
        > among the demonic powers that are present in it.
        > The last part of the twentieth century was characterised by the
        rise of
        > the "Academy" of Silicon Valley, which provided the anti-Michael
        demons
        > with a very strong foothold in human life, from which they launch
        their
        > attacks on the Michael Movement to greater effect than many members
        of
        > that movements are willing to admit. True followers of Michael are
        > called upon at the present time to penetrate deeply into this
        demonic
        > stronghold with their thinking, and "offer up to Gods the secrets
        > wrested from demons".
        >
        > The beginning of the third millennium (from our 21st century
        onwards)
        > bears the signature of the historical event described by Rudolf
        Steiner
        > in the following terms:
        > …before even a part of the third millennium of the post-Christian
        > era has elapsed, there will be, in the West, an actual incarnation
        of
        > Ahriman: Ahriman in the flesh. Humanity on earth cannot escape this
        > incarnation of Ahriman. It will come inevitably. But what matters is
        > that men shall find the right vantage-point from which to confront
        it.
        >
        > Wherever preparation is being made for incarnations of this
        character,
        > we must be alert to certain trends in evolution. A Being like
        Ahriman,
        > who will incarnate in the West in time to come, prepares for this
        > incarnation in advance. With a view to his incarnation on the earth,
        > Ahriman guides certain forces in evolution in such a way that they
        may
        > be of the greatest possible advantage to him. And evil would result
        were
        > men to live on in a state of drowsy unawareness, unable to recognise
        > certain phenomena in life as preparations for Ahriman's incarnation
        in
        > the flesh. The right stand can be taken only by recognizing in one
        or
        > another series of events the preparation that is being made by
        Ahriman
        > for his earthly existence. And the time has now come for individual
        men
        > to know which tendencies and events around them are machinations of
        > Ahriman, helping him to prepare for his approaching incarnation.
        >
        > The overwhelming spread of binary computer technology, which did
        not yet
        > exist in Rudolf Steiner's time, has been the most influential factor
        > paving the way for incarnation of Ahriman in that mighty Aspect of
        his
        > cosmic being which we call the Sorat, the Binary Beast. Indeed, we
        may
        > say this incarnation of Ahriman is the incarnation of the Binary
        Beast.
        > Ahriman comes from remote realms alien to human evolution on the
        earth.
        > His interest is to divert this evolution from its natural path into
        > other, inhuman forms of existence utterly removed from that which
        was
        > intended for man by his Creators. Through unwholesome occult arts
        > combined with dark technology, the physical incarnation of this
        alien
        > divinity has been made possible:
        > This Ahrimanic incarnation cannot be averted; it is inevitable, for
        men
        > must confront Ahriman face to face. He will be the individuality by
        whom
        > it will be made clear to men what indescribable cleverness can be
        > developed if they call to their help all that earthly forces can do
        to
        > enhance cleverness and ingenuity. In the catastrophes that will
        befall
        > humanity in the near future, men will become extremely inventive;
        many
        > things discovered in the forces and substances of the universe will
        be
        > used to provide nourishment for man. But these very discoveries
        will at
        > the same time make it apparent that matter is connected with the
        organs
        > of intellect, not with the organs of the spirit but of the
        intellect.
        > People will learn what to eat and drink in order to become really
        > clever. Eating and drinking cannot make them spiritual, but clever
        and
        > astute, yes. Men have no knowledge of these things as yet; but not
        only
        > will they be striven for, they will be the inevitable outcome of
        > catastrophes looming in the near future. And certain secret
        societies
        > – where preparations are already in train – will apply these
        > things in such a way that the necessary conditions can be
        established
        > for an actual incarnation of Ahriman on earth.
        >
        > Although they are not yet common knowledge, these things have indeed
        > been discovered by materialistic science. The role of artificial
        > intelligence in these preparations for Ahriman's incarnation need
        hardly
        > be stressed. Today there is scarcely a major research institute on
        earth
        > that does not rely heavily on computers. Indeed, much research is
        done
        > today not by experimenting with real substances and processes under
        > investigation, but by investigating computer simulations of them!
        > Ahriman will not only draw into his power the out and out
        materialists.
        > Many of those who incline to the spirit without actively pursuing
        > spiritual development are falling victim to his supreme
        intelligence:
        > Through certain stupendous arts he would being to men all the
        > clairvoyant knowledge which until they can be acquired only by dint
        of
        > intense labour and effort. Men could live on as materialists, they
        could
        > eat and drink – as much as may be left after the war! – and
        > there would be no need for any spiritual efforts. The Ahrimanic
        streams
        > would continue their unimpeded course. When Ahriman incarnates in
        the
        > West at the appointed time, he would establish a great occult
        school for
        > the practice of magic arts of the greatest grandeur, and what
        otherwise
        > can be acquired only by strenuous effort would be poured over
        mankind.
        >
        > Let it never be imagined that Ahriman will appear as a kind of
        hoaxer,
        > playing mischievous tricks on human beings. No, indeed! Lovers of
        ease,
        > who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science, would fall
        > pray to his magic, for by means of these stupendous magic arts he
        would
        > be able to make great number of human beings into seers – but in
        > such a way that the clairvoyance of each individual would be
        strictly
        > differentiated. What one person would see, a second and a third
        would
        > not see. Confusion would prevail and in spite of being made
        receptive to
        > clairvoyant wisdom, men would inevitably fall into strife on
        account of
        > the sheer diversity of their visions. Ultimately, however, they
        would
        > all be satisfied with their own particular vision, for each of them
        > would be able to see into the spiritual world. In this way all
        culture
        > on the earth would fall prey to Ahriman. Men would succumb to
        Ahriman
        > simply through not having acquired by their own efforts what
        Ahriman is
        > ready and able to give them. No more evil advice could be given
        than to
        > say: "Stay just as you are! Ahriman will make all of you
        clairvoyant if
        > you so desire. And you will desire it because Ahriman's power will
        be
        > very great." – But the result would be establishment of Ahriman's
        > kingdom on earth and the overthrow of everything achieved hitherto
        by
        > human culture; all the disastrous tendencies unconsciously cherished
        > today would take effect.
        >
        > Looking beyond the early centuries of the new millennium we see the
        > whole of humanity gradually becoming naturally clairvoyant.
        Physically
        > man will be weaker. The decline of his physical forces is a
        necessary
        > part of evolution. It is not essentially a decline of man himself
        > (unless he remains bound to the body), but only of his physical
        > organism:
        > But now, in the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch, he is on the path of
        > decline, he is a being growing physically weaker, and to perceive
        the
        > world in the way the Greek perceived it would be too much for his
        > strength.
        >
        > The physical senses, sight, hearing, etc, will fade and will be
        > replaced, on the one hand – in the case of those who follow the
        > spiritual path – by ever clearer clairvoyant perception, and, on the
        > other hand, by artificial perception based on simulation devices.
        > Digital image processing, computer simulation and the implantation
        of
        > microprocessors in the human body are precursors of techniques which
        > will largely replace physical sight and hearing for much of
        humanity.
        > Even today people look at the world through television, electron
        > microscopes, radio telescopes with computer images, digital-imaging
        > medical diagnostic apparatus, and so on. Military pilots are
        trained in
        > "flight simulators" – moderns of fighter-plane cockpits with windows
        > and instruments that are television screens. The images react to the
        > controls exactly as, in real life, the view out of the cockpit would
        > change as the pilot manoeuvred his aircraft. And this dials of the
        > instruments give the appropriate readings.
        >
        > All this is leading to the replacement of real-world situations by
        > simulations adapted to the needs and wishes of the individual. Such
        > techniques are naturally open to abuse of all kinds, and bring with
        them
        > the temptation to create imaginary worlds of artificially produced
        > sensuous experience in which people can take refuge from the painful
        > realities of life. Such worlds will be, after all, nothing more
        than the
        > logical ultimate development of what began at the end of the
        nineteenth
        > century as the cinema.
        >
        > The true clairvoyance of the spiritual race may well be imitated, in
        > caricature, by the use of "clairvoyance machines". The forerunners
        of
        > such probable devices are the so-called "meditation machines"
        already in
        > use in America, and in some parts of Europe. These first-generation
        > meditation machines are designed to produce altered states of
        > consciousness by applying stimuli to the brain. They are based on
        > techniques developed over the years in medicine, principally in the
        > field of electro-encephalography. It is reasonable to suppose that
        later
        > generations of such machines will be more sophisticated and
        powerful, as
        > manufacturers and users gather experience in the methods of
        influencing
        > the mind by altering the electrical state of the brain.
        >
        > In 2004 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported in its
        > Technology Review that neuroscientists and engineers were developing
        > methods to allow the brain to interact directly with computer
        networks,
        > by implanting a microprocessor into the brain tissue. A specialist
        > company in the United States called Cyberkinetics has received
        > government approval for clinical trials of a brain implant intended
        to
        > enable the minds of paralysed patients to communicate directly with
        > their personal computers. Other research on similar lines is under
        way.
        > The initial intention is to enable patients to relate to the real
        world
        > through the computer. But, obviously, it is equally possible to
        enable
        > them to relate to virtual worlds as though they were actually
        living in
        > them. Indeed, to a considerable degree they are already living in
        them.
        >
        > Human beings will separate progressively into two races, the
        spiritual
        > race using the new clairvoyance in a moral way, the materialistic
        race
        > rending more to look into the spiritual forces within matter and
        those
        > of the sub-physical realms. Then, as the Anglo-Saxon Germanic
        > civilisation continues, new faculties will appear spontaneously in
        man.
        > He will learn to influence electrical processes directly by
        thought. He
        > will also gain mastery over the physical and life processes
        involved in
        > conception and birth, and will learn to determine what kind of souls
        > shall incarnate. Genetic engineering, which has already taken its
        first
        > faltering steps in work on clones and the manipulation of stem
        cells,
        > will acquire advanced techniques of altering the physical body.
        This,
        > too, is a necessary development, which also is open to abuse and
        will
        > produce strange mutants. Behind the longing to control the coming
        into
        > being of the physical form of man lies the occult knowledge hinted
        at in
        > Goethe's Faust, in the creation of Homunculus, and the desire for
        > physical immortality.
        >
        > Advanced genetic manipulation, combined with the techniques that
        Rudolf
        > Steiner called eugenic occultism (control of conception and birth so
        > that only selected types of souls can incarnate) will have very
        > far-reaching effects on social life. Medicine, too, will assume
        forms
        > quite different from the present ones and will become very highly
        > spiritualised in both good and evil ways.
        >
        > During this fifth post-Atlantean period of culture, artificial
        > intelligence will reach a very advanced stage of development, and
        men
        > will grow together with machines. From the clumsy first beginnings
        of
        > robotics that we know today, the most remarkable machine-beings will
        > develop and will begin to assert their physical superiority in
        certain
        > realms of outer life. Men will become increasingly conscious of the
        > dead, and the souls who have passed through the gate of death will
        play
        > an important role in all these developments. They will either work
        > inspiringly from the spiritual world out of their own impulses, or
        will
        > be drawn by evil arts into the web of artificial intelligence.
        >
        > A further product of artificial intelligence, which will be brought
        > progressively into relation with the cosmos and which will analyse
        > cosmic influences in a materialistic way, will be that men will
        master
        > new energies of immense power, far greater than that of nuclear
        fission
        > or fusion. Through the misuse of vibratory energy, they will
        overreach
        > themselves and set forces in motion that they cannot control. By
        that
        > time, earth humanity will have reached out into the solar system
        through
        > the on-going space conquest.
        >
        > In all this, the greater part of humanity will suffer itself to be
        drawn
        > into the life-style of the materialistic race, as science and
        technology
        > become more and more incomprehensible to the man in the street. The
        > direct coupling of man and computer – the implantation into the
        > brain of microprocessors linked by ratio to the Internet – will
        > allow those in power to program human minds. The Western occult
        > brotherhoods and other leaders of the materialistic humanity will
        > exercise increasing domination over mankind in general. As for the
        > spiritual race, its members will gather in communities based on
        > Christian brotherhood and freedom. Their own science and technology
        will
        > take quite other forms from that of the materialistic race. They
        will do
        > all in their power to help and protect those who seek to escape
        from the
        > work of dark technology. It will remain possible for the members of
        the
        > materialistic race to join those who follow the spiritual path of
        > evolution.
        >
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        ... clever seducers who also work in the astral world. The human being has a supersensible `double which takes the form of his own inner nature. For the
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          > Such dabbling is like child's play compared to the devilishly
          clever seducers who also work in the astral world. The human being
          has a supersensible `double' which takes the form of his own inner
          nature. For the sensuous, undeveloped man, the form can be most
          hideous. Such a `double' of man is depicted in Bulwer-Lytton's
          Zanoni : `It gazes on thee, the dark, mantled, loathsome thing!
          There, there, there with their devilish mockery and hateful craft,
          glare on thee those horrid eyes!' (we may also read upon the
          Dweller on the Threshold in this regard

          Dear Caryn,
          See that you dug up some more great stuff! Not sure if you had the
          chance to read all of Patrick Steensma's article...he gets into this
          and also mentions Scorpio theme! NINA
          http://www.bethedream.net/Landry_files/ahriman.htm

          "UFO's: Pre-eminent Phenomena of our Time: Contemporary Esoteric
          Backgrounds on UFO's
          By Patrick Steensma
          (illustrated)

          UFO's are a pre-eminent phenomena of time. This can be clarified
          when one applies a Worldview and methods of an Epistemology that
          contains and coheres with the spiritual path of development Humanity
          is on and has been so far. The approach of Goethean Science, that
          e.g. contains methods and results of Spiritual Science - also known
          as Anthroposophy - brings about contributions to contemporary
          Esoteric Christianity, and offers such a Worldview, methodologies,
          cognition and insights. (See for a slight introduction on Goethean
          Science elsewhere on this site) This article is about integrating
          those with the underlying occult phenomena of modern times, so
          cognition can be gained about the UFO-question, albeit a start.

          A Sound Worldview as the first key to cognition

          In the thorough and revealing studies about conspiracies, UFO's and
          cohering theme's spiritual backgrounds often play a role, all be it
          in fractions of the bigger picture. Deeper lying grounds need to be
          looked at and taken into account. Many researchers do not demonstrate
          of having a clear view on all the ins and outs and purpose of the
          evolution of Humanity. Thus to me it resembles soupy and somewhat
          abstract with e.g. mixtures of stories of Atlantis, Lemuria,
          pyramids, Gods and demons. E.g. Lucifer, the Biblical Diabolos - the
          snake in paradise -, and Satan or Ahriman - the latter name is
          derived from Angrimanju from the Persian Era around 5000 B.C. also
          known as the Biblical Satan or also "the Beast that arises out of the
          Sea" [Rev. St. John Chapter 13 :1] - are often used indifferently
          (which by the way is not so incomprehensible since they work together
          and which also has to do with the unawareness to a large extend of
          the workings of their boss: Sorat [see later on]). The studies though
          of some authors - like e.g. William Cooper (had helas) and Sherman
          Skolnick - have a pretty good hunch of the direction to look for and
          their research and that of others definitely raise a lot of
          interesting points of contact which call for further elaboration (1).

          The most basic fundament and purpose of the entire evolution of
          Humanity is the transformation of the Cosmos of Wisdom (Earth is a
          revelation thereof) into the Cosmos of Love. The latter is a Cosmos
          transformed by Humanity. We humans are thus in the position to
          develop ourselves into a spirit of Love and Freedom. The beings of
          the Spiritual World are engaged with us to bring about this novum for
          the Spiritual World.

          Freedom is individually applied wisdom and brings about the
          experience of the ability of choice. Love belongs to the domain of
          the social life, wherein this ability of choice can be directed on
          virtuous (conscious-warmth) actions towards others. These two as it
          were form the "drive tandem" of our evolution and development. E.g.
          one of its consequences is the joy of creating together.

          There are two beings who are focused on frustrating these goals.
          Lucifer, the bringer of Light (not Light itself!) represents unfree
          wisdom and lust, and Ahriman, a spirit of Darkness, in which the
          unconscious and unredeemed seeds of Love (thus revealing themselves
          in hate and self-destruction) reside, together form this necessary
          field of force wherein humans are able to develop him/herself into
          this spirit of Love and Freedom. Such high `fallen' beings as Lucifer
          and Ahriman have the Cosmic Right to go through an incarnation (2 ).
          Lucifer went through his physical incarnation in the East in the 3rd
          millennium B.C.. Christ incarnated in Jesus of Nazareth in the year
          29 A.D., which e.g. appeared in the white dove that descended with
          the baptism by John the Baptist (3). ). Ahriman still has his Cosmic
          Right to his physical incarnation, meant to take place in the West
          (viz. the USA) and is possibly ours to experience fairly soon. Since
          the 15th century the latter has intensified his preparations for his
          incarnation which is recognizable in numerous phenomena (4)note: ).
          For this purpose his materialistic impulse reached its climax round
          about 1840 and today we're more and more dealing with those
          consequences.

          A. Dürer: St. Michael and the Dragon (about 1520)

          A cosmic image that has a bearing on this is the battle between the
          Archangel St. Michael and the Dragon, which started in 1841 and ended
          in autumn 1879 (Michaeli) when St. Michael threw the Dragon to Earth.
          Another important cohering happening took place between 1933 and
          1942, known as the Second Coming. In 1942 Christ went through a
          crucifixion in the Etheric-Life World (5 ). This was attended by the
          release of etheric forces of that World which haven't been
          transformed and sublimated, for Humanity it means the emergence of
          the Beast and the struggle with it (6). The Apocalypse describes this
          in the part about the 7th Trumpet, in Chap. 13. In Rev. 13:1 it is
          about the rise of the beast (Ahriman/Satan) "from the Sea" ("Sea" is
          also an esoteric expression for Etheric-Life World) and the Dragon ,
          which is Sorat (7) "out of the Earth" (Earth=the physical world)
          which empowers Ahriman (8). The beings that are connected with Sorat
          are called Asura's (these are to be identified as "the locusts" of
          e.g. Rev. 9:7, because that's how they look for the clairvoyant
          observation). They are beings of darkness expelled from the sun. The
          name Sorat originates from the Cabbala and also comes up in the same
          chapter, Rev. 13:18 in the number "666" (nb the number of the verse
          (18) is also 6+6+6): "...and its number is 666". This is thus
          deducted: 400 in Hebrew is the word "Taw", which refers to `the lower
          Self' [TA], 200 is the word "Resch", which refers to the astral body
          [R], 6 means "Waw", which refers to the etheric body [O] and 60 is
          the word "Samech", which refers to the physical body [S]. By reading
          the letters between [ ] backward, it gives SORAT, which means that
          all the 3 bodies [astral, etheric and physical] are put in the
          service of the lower Self.

          Our ascending development towards spirits of Love and Freedom finds
          its increasing opposing tendency since Christ' deed on Golgotha in
          the works of Ahriman (supported by his master Sorat). Lucifer is on
          his path of redemption since the individual who represented him and
          who was hanging on the cross beside him asked him out of respect to
          think of him when Christ would enter his Kingdom, and Christ said he
          would be with him in paradise on that same day. The other man is a
          representative of Ahriman and is not redeemed (Lucas23:39-43). This
          still means though that Lucifer's total redemption is still in a
          process, and his work also still has effect, but it is diminishing
          and the domination is more and more coming from Ahriman's work (9).
          Ahriman wants to draw the power over the entire human evolution to
          him and become the leading spirit of our further evolution (viz.
          placing himself in the place of Christ), focusing on a descending
          evolution, bound tightly to the forces of the Earth.

          The above described issue of Humanity is obscured by projecting our
          contemporary views, values and goals on earlier days in history and
          judging the course of Humanity and the people involved in the
          guidance of Humanity by that. One comes across this e.g. in the
          discussion of the "Mysteries". Often those involved there are seen as
          manipulators acting out of secrecy and as if they were thus
          deliberately misguiding people. The thing is one must be conscious
          about the stage Humanity was in and what were justified ways to go
          about because of what had to be developed. It is a major
          presupposition to take the starting point that Humanity has always
          had the contemporary capacities and state of consciousness. We didn't
          have the present perception of making our own choices and acting out
          of Love in BC-eras. We were embedded in the Cosmic workings of the
          Spiritual World as preceding stages in our evolution so the
          necessary "components"(10) could be integrated into our being so we
          could more and more take up our own development of becoming Spirits
          of Love and Freedom. There were always black magicians who tried to
          abuse the forces of evolution - those known and dealt with in these
          Mystery-places - for their own goals, but that doesn't mean one can
          throw the players in the spiritual field all on one heap. History
          generally doesn't talk about the phases of evolution, because it is
          polluted by e.g. the historical materialism of Karl Marx.

          Another cohering basic premises of the Spiritual World is that all
          beings want to develop. All contemporary developments need to be
          considered out of that and the two above described contrary moving
          directions of evolution - ascending and descending-, incl. the UFO's.

          UFO-observations

          The intensification of UFO-observations is to be seen as a symptom
          of the approaching incarnation of Ahriman. Taking the above mentioned
          into account it becomes clearer why starting the end of the 19th
          century UFO-phenomena manifests itself. In 1878 there was one e.g.,
          but in 1897 it was Big Time with the phenomenon of the `Great Airship
          Mystery'(13). It was about a huge silver cigar-shaped object which
          crashed in Aurora. Many reports in local newspapers are loaded with
          stories of flying objects and even about contact with its crew. After
          a relatively quiet period the phenomenon strongly resurfaced round
          about WW II. Like in the first months of 1945 there were observations
          of UFO's by German and allied fighter pilots. The well-known crash of
          a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 was thoroughly
          reported on, despite its immediate cover up. During the first press
          conference in the morning Maj. Marcel stated it was an unidentified
          flying object, but in the evening, after a panic in the Army Command,
          it was reversed by a general and he described it was nothing more
          than a weather balloon (14).

          Washington D.C. : July 26, 1952

          On July 19th 1952 another occurrence attracted a lot of attention
          which took place in Washington DC. During a couple of hours more than
          8 UFO's were spotted above the White House and Capitol Hill - the
          tightest secured airspace in the US - by experienced pilots and air-
          traffic controllers on 2 different radars. They were flying at a
          speed of 160-210 km/h after which they accelerated enormously and
          disappeared. The days after this they kept on coming back here and
          there. This could be considered as the decisive turning point in
          general concerning media coverage and reports on UFO's stemming from
          US-governmental organizations. In the press conference the US-Air
          Force brought up the ridiculous explanation some of the phenomena
          were caused by oscillations of the temperature (supposedly causing
          reflections of light which could be observed by radar). From this
          moment the CIA soon started to run the show concerning media coverage
          and explanations having to do with UFO's (15). They installed a
          commission for that which only consisted of people who were to be
          characterized as extremely skeptic towards the UFO-phenomenon, and
          who beforehand `thought' of the entire UFO-commotion as total crap.
          The manipulation of public opinion was the main focus instead of
          (objective) research on the subject itself. Their conclusions
          obstructed further research on it. With strong emphasis the national
          security agencies were told to take immediate measures to deprive
          UFO's of their mysterious status. Since then there's a structural
          attempt to cover-up these topics by the Army Command, NASA, national
          security agencies, (federal) government and the media. However the
          stories and reports worldwide that emerged in the following fifty
          years point to an even more increasing UFO-activity.

          Backgrounds according to Goethean Science

          A characteristic of Ahriman, a being of Darkness, is he can not
          stand Light - in the sense of consciousness about his being. The
          structural cover-up of a way how his works reveal himself is of
          course of major importance for him. Now the focus is on some
          backgrounds of his being. Since the 15th century there is an
          increasing domination of one sided, over-reacting and abused
          qualities of the Eagle-nature that push aside those of the Leo
          (feeling) and the Taurus (will). The Eagle, as the representative of
          the birds, stands for the physical appearance out of the astral of
          the head, particularly the physical brains, because the force that
          shapes our brains and enables them to absorb the inward force of
          salt - which is the basis of our thinking - is the same force that
          works and lives in the feathers of the Eagle. The shaping of our
          thoughts, flowing out of our brains, physically coincide with the
          shaping of the feathers of the Eagle. The thoughts of the physical
          brain are merely instant thoughts. The processes of our own thought-
          life is much more complicated, because it also deals with memories
          and weighing things by our heart. A one-sided and dominating Eagle-
          force doesn't lead to a vivid spiritual thinking but to an
          abstract/intellectual thinking that is bound to the physical forces,
          and thus misses a connection to reality. The chance of falling for
          this one-sidedness and domination is brought about by the temptation
          of the Eagle, which is: "Get to know my being. I will give you the
          power. To create a World. In your Head". The tendency that a one-
          sided Eagle-force leads to is harking back towards old phases of
          evolution prior to the central turning point in human evolution in
          Atlantis (app. 20.000 B.C.) where the finishing touch of the shaping
          of our physical body took place (16). This harking back makes humans
          get the urge to erase what Humanity has obtained on wisdom and
          independence. One would only live in the sub-conscious will, which
          was placed in the muscles and the nervous-system by the Gods. It
          would make people return to the phase of a primitive clairvoyancy
          which opposes the tendency to connect with the earth in the manner of
          spiritualizing-transforming it and to resurrect through it. Ahriman
          is the abuser of these Eagle-qualities. Another aspect of Eagle-
          qualities are that they refer to the highest spiritual level humans
          can develop out of their being, which is called Spirit Man. This is
          about the faculty of transforming the physical body/world (17).
          According to the evolutionary plans the focus of development and
          planting of the forces of the Life Spirit - viz. enabling
          transformation of the etheric body - is to be in the center in the
          7th Cultural Epoch (5737-7897) of the 5th Era - having its physical
          center in California, USA. At the end of that period people can start
          to develop the Spirit Man-qualities. Gnostics refer to this phase in
          the image of Christ as the Eagle in the top of the Tree of Life. As
          the predecessor of Humanity Christ will then resurrect as the Eagle
          (18). Also His remark: "No one comes to the Father but through me"
          refers to this. A further cohering aspect is that Ahriman also
          closely has to do with the "fallen Eagle", the Scorpio. The Rocky
          Mountains could be seen as the realm in which he has fallen and made
          his domicile. The star-image Scorpio can e.g. be seen very clearly at
          night when one is in the Far West. Again, Ahriman is the abuser of
          these forces. Ahriman isn't a generic creative source himself, he can
          only mis- and deform. In this context Christ is to be seen as the
          Creative Force of God the Father, through which God the Father
          creates. Ahriman prematurely draws these forces into the present time
          and seduces people with it (viz. evil is the good in the wrong time
          and place).

          Rudolf Steiner states that organizations in the West - especially
          the secret brotherhoods - are strongly under the temptation of
          absorbing these one-sided, dominating, over-reacting and pre-mature
          Eagle-qualities. From top level such brotherhoods have put themselves
          at the service of Ahriman, to support him in his attempt, via his
          incarnation, to take over Human and Earth evolution (19). The
          higher `initiates'/black magicians of those brotherhoods are quite
          knowledgeable about a lot of things (20) . E.g. they are therefore
          aware of the Etheric Christ (also known as the Second Coming) will
          reveal himself more and more from the 20th century and onwards. Their
          intention is focused on trying to let this go by unnoticed for
          Humanity. They want to try to attribute the realm of the workings and
          influence of Christ to Ahriman, and even want to call him Christ!
          (21).

          Ahriman wants to conserve and harden the Earth with its etheric
          enwrapment to make it (or out of its forces) his domicile consisting
          of his devotees. The cohering reward for his followers, the Ahrimanic
          immortality, offers an intellectual/abstract thought consciousness
          which purely connects to the Earth, and which thus does not consist
          of a balance between the Earth and the Cosmos. It is generated by the
          hardening of the etheric body, viz. the strengthening of the Etheric
          Double [see further on]. Because of this one can always live as the
          personality one has become [e.g. like in the films `Ghost' and `What
          dreams may come`]. To enable this process it is necessary that the
          Etheric Body of the Earth is also hardened and conserved.

          The mechanistic, hygienistic and eugenistic occult faculties

          In this context it is clarifying to look at three potential
          spiritual faculties which are integrated in our physical body,
          arrangeable by the Western (American), European and Asian
          constitution. Goethean Science says that the people of our times will
          start to learn to discover and apply these occult faculties. It is
          respectively about the mechanistic, hygienistic and eugenistic
          faculties. The first is about the faculty to be able to put machines
          into motion via the laws of chiming together and synchronizing
          vibrations (e.g. pointing at why Keeley, Tesla and Wilhelm Reich were
          busy with this topic in the US). It can thus become possible to
          transfer human moods in undulation onto machines (Keeley managed to
          do that). The hygienistic faculty is based on the phenomenon that
          Human Life from birth to death reflects a process of illness. But, we
          also carry the therefore necessary curing forces in us. The
          development of this faculty occurs by converting these forces into
          cognition of illnesses and death. The eugenistic faculty consists of
          gaining cognition about the spiritual laws of human reproduction. In
          the East therefore an instinctively clair-cognition will come about
          how the laws of population are attuned through certain cosmic
          occurrences. For this matter everybody in the world is thrown on each
          others society concerning the two faculties one doesn't have as a
          constitutional ability. The secret brotherhoods in the West know
          about this. Thus they know that out of a one-sided domination of the
          mechanistic faculty and thereby pouring out mechanizations over
          Humanity you can control and rule over the population of the Earth in
          the 5th Cultural Epoch of 1417-3577. This means one can paralyze
          every rebellious action of the unsatisfied masses (22). There are
          numerous phenomena indicating this is already going on when one
          thinks of e.g. the intense dependency and effects of the computer and
          the internet, the dependency of the supply of electricity, the
          electronic transfer of payments, and the industrious search for
          clustering our brains to the operation of computers (e.g. chip-
          implants in the necks of people). `They' are also aware of how the
          social fabric needs to be organized to subsequently arrogate the two
          missing faculties (of course only possible in their deformed way) and
          put them at their service. For that purpose there needs to be and
          rule a non-scientific religion in the East e.g. traceable in
          tendencies of New Age. For the same purpose the accent in Europe is
          focused on the advancement of a non-religious abstract science.
          Another phenomenon which specifies this are the intense adds and
          pressing recommendations - based on stirring up fear ? in the USA to
          make parents vaccinate their newly borne and children a.s.a.p.
          against like 30 illnesses. As stated this is the very thing that
          forms the basis of the development of the hygenistic faculty. And
          because the spiritual ideals of the physical body reside in it, the
          individual is eroded and deprived in his/her early age of the reason
          why s/he incarnated. It thus also frustrates the premises for a
          fertile cooperation with Europe. Such ways of acting are clear
          symptoms of arrogating the hygenistic faculty in a purely
          materialistic manner. The arrogation of the eugenistic faculty in a
          questionable way becomes evident by e.g. the abductions of people by
          UFO's and the subsequent industrious experimenting with the genital
          organs, cells and the physical body, but also by the ever more
          refined insights about and practicing of the cloning of people.

          UFO-technology and mechanistic occultism

          For this matter it surely seems that concerning how the faculty of
          the mechanistic occultism is worked with, it doesn't look much like
          it stands for an ascending spiritual path of development, but more
          one which is only shaped by and with those forces that purely belong
          to and work in the Earth. Thus its spiritual potency is shaped in its
          counterpart and used in a selfish way. Partly because of our
          contribution to it, this one-sided and selfish shaping of the
          tendency of mechanization, created UFO's, which are elemental beings
          (gnomes, nymphs, elves etc.) that have fallen out of the ascending
          course of human evolution (23). We have squeezed elemental beings in
          techniques and applied it for ourselves and our convenience.

          In the meantime more and more mechanistic-occult inventions out of
          conscious/subconscious cooperation with such beings are put on the
          market. The computer, the internet developed in the sixties by the US
          Army and Stealth-technique are some of the many examples thereof. R.
          Sauder also draws our attention by stating that various implants have
          been found in the necks of people who were abducted by UFO's and that
          US-companies have started to market those recently (24).

          Area 51: famous test site for the US Air Force with many UFO-
          sightings, here a test flight of the Northrop YB-49

          With their communications, abductions and experiments of people,
          UFO's often use paralysis of the will. In this context it is
          important to understand how the forces in North America specifically
          work in the realms of our instincts and sub-consciousness. To clarify
          this we need to examine a being that is often referred to as the
          double or doppelganger. It is a being that belongs to the Earth and
          which joins us and connects itself to us from a certain moment in our
          process of incarnation (25). How he works depends on the geographical
          situation. Specific about North-America is that the double solely
          penetrates the human being with the forces stemming from the Earth.
          These are mechanizing forces. Via electronic fluxes generated in our
          sense-nervous system by our Etheric Double, one is connected through
          him with all the electro-magnetic earthly forces. Our thinking has
          its physical point of impact in the sense-nervous system and what
          that concerns our thinking is like a death-process generating
          consciousness (26). His aspiration is to keep us bound to the Earth
          and he tries to realize that by paralyzing the individual spiritual
          power of the soul and to place instead of that a purely intellectual
          thinking that is bound to the physical brain (27). If the human being
          doesn't manage to balance this with the Cosmic forces this will chain
          him/her to the subnature of the Earth; viz. a world that emancipates
          itself downward away from Earth's ascending path and destination. The
          UFO's have the same aspiration.

          Our double reveals all the sides of our being which we still need to
          transform, our weaknesses (of which we are often not aware to a
          certain extend). For UFO's - out of a cooperation with the double -
          it is a piece of cake to abuse that. They also have an etheric and an
          astral body, but they are purely focused on the Earth - like the
          double - because of their fall out of the ascending evolution.
          Therefore they are only able to apply `fallen spiritual forces', viz.
          light-, chemical- and life-ether. This reveals a clear relationship
          they have with the Earth and the double.

          UFO-technology points to intense (ab-)usage of electromagnetism.
          Concerning their assertions that they are from this or that star
          clearly now shows up for what they really are: viz. they are bound to
          the Earth and not to be seen as extra-terrestrials, but inner-
          terrestrials. By the way, they surely will have some sort of
          connection to the stars, but everything on Earth has a connection to
          the Cosmos/stars - so do we ! - so that's nothing to worship them for.

          Geographically seen the Rocky Mountains in North America are to be
          considered as the area where the strongest workings of the double
          originate (Goethean Science also considers this place as the domicile
          of Ahriman), and therefore the area where electromagnetism works in
          its strongest way. It is not strange that the most military - mostly
          underground - bases are to be found in the states of California,
          Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Most of the UFO-
          sightings have taken place in that area where these bases are (28).

          Moreover underground atomic tests are still carried out there.
          Atomic force dissolves matter. This means that more elemental beings
          are torn out of their ascending evolutionary path, by which they can
          be recruited into the army of UFO's.

          Nevada, Yucca Plateau, November 1 1951: military personnel as guinea
          pigs (At the Yucca test site 928 atomic bombs have been detonated, of
          which 100 in open air)

          Their search for the constitutional organization of the human I or
          Self

          To summarize: UFO's are beings which have fallen into (sub-)Earth
          and out of the ascending evolution. There is e.g. not a single UFO
          entity (who talks about the crucifixion and resurrection that Christ
          went through in the Etheric World and the redemption that brings
          about for Humanity, if understanding about that) will follow. No,
          they say they are the one's who have come to rescue Humanity (great
          marketing trick). This is the illusion the materialistic culture of
          Ahriman/Sorat is about. Therefore you do hear them speak of trying to
          conserve the Earth, and they try to recruit people for their cause by
          telling them terrifying stories of disasters to come, like in the way
          they proclaim the environmental problem which is - seen the
          elaborated above - in their vital interest, though different than
          ours. Ahriman is the being fallen from high (a previous Cherubim) who
          is the steering genius behind (this aspect of) UFO's. With the
          western secret occult brotherhoods as his instruments he tries to
          create his own planet (29). This is also referred to as the filling
          up with spiritual formative (etheric) substance of what Goethean
          Science calls the "8th sphere", viz. a sphere which could become the
          planet of Ahriman (30).

          Rudolf Steiner in this case speaks of a battle that primarily takes
          place in our brains and skull, because this is the most spiritualized
          part of our being, viz. because all the fruits of our previous
          incarnations are expressed and come back in a transformed way in our
          head. For us this calls for a watchful consciousness. The fact that
          aliens focus on the physical world, through experiments and attempts
          of manifestation points to that they look for something it contains.
          The physical Earth is the basis for our individual development of the
          (higher) Self in our physical body. By developing the potential
          faculty it contains we someday will be able to create our own new
          worlds in the future. Goethean Science refers to this as follows: in
          our physical body reside the building stones for the New Jerusalem -
          the next (5th) planetary stage of the ascending evolution.
          Materialistic science considers these building stones only as atoms.
          In a spiritual gathering in the 4th century AD Mani, Skytianos,
          Buddha and Master Jesus (Zarathustra) focused on how to deal with
          this future problem. They realized a plan which was thus worked out
          that in the smallest particles available they have integrated the
          entire plan for the New Jerusalem. This is the key for this formative
          force of creating new worlds. This thus offers more clarity on the
          physical experimenting on people: UFO's are literally looking for
          such building stones for their own planet.

          To conclude: in UFO's selfish technique reveals itself. This is
          poured out over Humanity, as in essence this can only be realized in
          an unselfish manner, through intense inner practice. It thus appears
          to be a counter-influence and challenge for us to work on our (12)
          senses in an unselfish way. Via artistic practices which constitute
          connections between the Cosmos and the Earth, and on the basis of
          Goethean Science we are able to harmonize one-sidedness. This path
          that goes through Spiritual Science (clairvoyancy), Objective Art
          (clair-sentiency and audacity, viz. Initiation) and Moral Technique
          (clair-volitancy/White Magic) is something by which we can eventually
          learn to shape and manage our own creative faculties, and therewith
          offer UFO's an alternative.

          US Air Force drilling machine (Nevada, December 1982)

          Notes

          1. Certainly because among those are numerous upright stories like
          e.g. "Power Glide" of Jason Leigh, look under www.jasonleigh.org.

          2. This is not only a cosmic right but in ancient times it wasn't
          even possible for Ahriman, because of the human constitution - which
          changes through times - wasn't ready enough for it.

          3. The name `Christ' is used here in such a manner that He is
          considered as the Being representing the Creative Love Power in the
          Universe; this means that He has made his workings known in various
          cultures in various ways : e.g. the Great Spirit for North American
          Indians; Krishna [who says in the Bagavad Gita: "act out of Love, not
          asceticism"], Ahura Mazdao [the Sun-God] who fought Angrimanju in the
          Persian Era round about 5000 BC.

          4. There are 7 major motifs by which these preparations can be
          recognized: 1. Abstract thinking, generating a mechanistic,
          mathematical and purely materialistic worldview ; 2. Preservation of
          the spiritual in ([electronic] libraries) ; 3. Faith in figures
          (statistics) ; 4. Action without interest (also: inability to be
          enthused about Goethean Science) ; 5. Factions, disharmony among
          groups of men and national impulses ; 6. Materialistic interpretation
          of the gospels (leads to hallucinations of Christ) ; 7. Establishment
          of schools for the purpose of making people clairvoyant in an old
          (atavistic), illusive or hallucinatory manner. This e.g. is
          observable in tendencies for reaching clairvoyance via hereditary
          streams, viz. blood-connections (e.g. the book "Holy Blood, Holy
          Grail", by Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh,
          integrates such an explanation in case of the Second Coming).

          5. The Bible - Revelation of St. John Chap. 1, verse 7 - refers to
          his return would take place with the clouds, which is an esoteric
          expression for Etheric-Life World, because it contains the 4 elements
          warmth [vaporizing of water], light/air [clouds themselves, they
          vivify the light and reveal moods by the colors they reflect, and
          they are in the air!], water [rain], earth [hail/snow], thus they
          reflect the four seasons. Another aspect is that the sceneries in the
          sky are objectivities of our inward soul-life (air/light = astral);
          this means that every individual who creates space in his/her being
          for Christ that He will come in their inner being.

          6. See also `The Book of Revelation', 18 Lectures by Rudolf Steiner
          on this subject, held between 5-22 September 1924, Rudolf Steiner
          Press, London.

          7. Since the sun-eclipse of 11th of August 1999 this being has been
          able to connect himself stronger to the Earth.

          8. Rev. 13:2 "and the dragon gave him his force and throne and huge
          power", 13:4 "and they worshipped the dragon because he had given his
          power to the beast", and 13:12 "…and everything for which the first
          beast has power, it fulfills this before its countenance".

          9. That's why Lucifer is not really in the picture here any further,
          although his works still play a role, e.g. with the 8th sphere (see
          later on).

          10. Like the astral-, etheric- and physical body, and the higher
          spiritual bodies of Manas [transforming the astral body], Buddhi
          [transforming the etheric body] and Atma [transforming the physical
          body].

          11. Besides the bias concerning research that is done. Approximately
          50% of the "scientific" research that is published goes via so-called
          Ghostwriters, which means that the articles are really written by
          unknown people who are working for a.o. drug-companies, and the
          people that put their name under the article function as the real
          authors and get paid thousands of US $ to do so by those companies;
          source: Nexus April-May 2002. Also the magazine Nature, thought of as
          highly scientific, has raised a lot of questions concerning whether
          their policy of publishing articles is sound, which has come to
          attention because of an article of David Quist and Ignacio Chapela
          about GMO-corn in the issue of the 29th of November 2001. The non-
          objective starting point of the editors of Nature becomes clear by
          remarks as "we trust in the honesty of the scientist" and "we can't
          check everything".

          12. In daily life we also apply and train these faculties
          indifferently in a dynamic process. The discernment of these methods
          is to clarify the fundaments of each faculty enriched by tools for
          their possible further development.

          13. For a summary see e.g. Alien Agenda, by Jim Marrs.

          14. Maj. Marcel who has seen the object himself spoke in 1978 it was
          about "an object that didn't belong to this world". Also see "Roswell
          UFO Crash Update", by Capt. Kevin Randle (ret.).

          15. This certainly has to do with the secret meeting in the early
          fifties between US-president D. Eisenhower, US Army Command and Grey-
          UFO beings which led to mutual friendship, communication and
          cooperation. This is an observation made by a remote viewer. Jim
          Marrs had various remote viewers do research on aliens; also other
          formal meetings have been observed.

          16. See also list of the 7 major motifs. Also Lucifer abuses these
          one-sided qualities, in its illusive manner, but the focus here is on
          how Ahriman - as he is the master of the intellect, of abstract
          thinking - does it, and seen we will have to deal more and more with
          his works.

          17. Earth went through 3 previous condensing planetary phases and is
          now in its 4th phase. `Saturn' is the so-called first phase
          (Fire/Warmth, planting of the physical body), the second is the Old
          Sun-phase [condensing Warmth into Light and Air/planting of the
          etheric body], the third is the Moon-phase [condensing of the
          substance of the second into Water/ planting the astral body] and in
          the 4th this was condensed into the physique: Earth/ planting of
          the "Self/ the I" [this Self/I is pure activity and it serves itself
          of the three bodies soul, ether body and physical body]. The 5th
          phase is the Jupiter-Earth (also known as the New Jerusalem or
          Shamballa ), development of the faculty of
          Imagination/Clairvoyancy/Manas, the 6th phase is Venus-Earth, the
          development of the faculty of Inspiration/ Clair-audiency and
          sentiency/Buddhi, and the 7th phase is the Vulcan-Earth, development
          of the faculty of Intuition/ Clair-volitancy/Atma. These large cycles
          of evolution find their reflections in smaller and smaller cycles:
          the Polare-Era which started 68707 BC, to Hyperborea which started
          53687 BC, to Lemuria which started in 38467 BC, to Atlantis which
          started in 22347 BC. Every Era is divided in 7 Cultural Epochs of
          2160 years. The 5th Era is divided in the Indian Cultural Epoch
          started in 7227 BC [the I in the physical body], the 2nd viz. the
          Persian started in 5067 BC [the I in the soul-body], the 3rd, the
          Egyptian-Babylonian-Jewish in 2907 BC [development of the sentient-
          soul], the 4th, the Greek-Roman in 747 BC [development of the
          intellectual-soul], the current 5th, the Germanic-Anglo-Saxon started
          in 1417 AD [development of the consciousness-soul], the 6th, the
          Slavic-Iranian starts in 3577 AD [planting of the Spirit Self ? the
          Aquarius/Brotherhood of Man era] and the 7th, the Californian, starts
          in 5737 AD [planting of the Life Spirit].

          18. Such state can thus be called that of "The White Eagle". Also
          see and compare with www.whiteeaglelodge.org.

          19. E.g. traceable in and all kinds of US-organizations like the CIA
          and the Federal Reserve. Also the symbology of the 33rd degree of
          initiation of the Scottish rite: a double-headed eagle. But also in
          the ceiling of respectively the House of Representatives and the
          Senate which both have an iron oval shape [diameter 2?-3 meters] of
          the Eagle. When the sessions are opened in those Houses a clerk
          enters who carries a huge mace with a silver Eagle on top and places
          it in a hole.

          20. Most members have no clue at all of the goals the higher
          initiates have, but are pure instruments; that's how the pyramidal
          structure works.

          21. The Eastern black brotherhoods also try to let Christ'
          revelation in the Etheric go by unnoticed - through various ways -,
          but they don't put another being in his place, but hold on to
          ancestral worshipping by which demons can incorporate.

          22. In lectures of 1917, Gesammtausgabe 191, 15th lecture, R.
          Steiner points at a secret school which Ahriman will found where the
          most "marvelous" sorcery will be conducted, as a means to pour out
          all kinds of technical skills on Humanity, which normally can only be
          developed by people through intense inward work.

          23. E.g. in the movie "Lord of the Rings" the orcs are fallen elves.

          24. R. Sauder, Underground Bases and Tunnels; What is the Government
          Trying to Hide. In the meantime there are companies lobbying with the
          US-Government to let every child be implanted which such a chip under
          the cloak of being able to prevent kidnapping and child-abuse.

          25. This being is composed of an interplay of forces, which are the
          elemental beings - also being our thoughts and impulses of will -
          that we haven't mastered, have become conscious of or have
          transformed. We e.g. become aware of that in our social interactions
          when others confront us with them, and can get upset (hulky) about
          it. These forces are characterized as sub-terrain, viz. it uses
          electro-magnetism. Clairvoyant observation can perceive it as a tall
          green (also grey) being [app. 3 meters]. The Double isn't bad by the
          way, it is there to stimulate us to incarnate and to develop
          ourselves by its resistance. A lot of movies e.g. integrate aspects
          of it: The Hulk, The Grinch, The Mask, the monster who fights
          Spiderman in the 2002-movie, but also the guys in black suits in The
          Matrix. It is also interesting that the entire materialistic
          scientific concept of man is based on the Etheric Double;
          see `Spirituelle Medizin und der Doppelgänger', by Karl Buchleitner
          in Mitteillungen aus der A.A.D. Stuttgart 1973, nr. 106.

          26. The double's point of impact is in the back of where our neck
          and shoulders meet. Think e.g. about the movie "Triple X": the three
          X's are exactly there.

          27. This is logic as he is an instrument/channel of Ahriman who is
          Mr. Double himself and their master.

          28. NORAD, near Pike's Peak, is known as the crème de la crème of
          military training because the atomic forces stemming from the Earth
          there are known to be the strongest, and that's why it is placed
          there.

          29. The New World Order is not a goal in itself, it is a way for
          Ahriman to get to his goals.

          30. The "8th" sphere as the opposition to the "7th" (called :
          Vulcan) to which the ascending evolution of Humanity strives, we are
          now in the 4th, Ahriman wants to drag Humanity down into this
          descending 8th sphere, a planet of his own (compare this to the Fall
          of Babylon in the Revelation of St, John). The moon is the opposing
          force for this 8th sphere. H.P. Blavatsky (in: The Secret Doctrine)
          and P. Sinnett (in Esoteric Buddhism) have obscured this fact in the
          19th century (the first time anything about the 8th sphere was talked
          about in public) by swapping it: they say the 8th sphere is the moon
          itself. See: Rudolf Steiner "The occult movement in the 19th century".

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