RE: [anthroposophy] Assassins
- Dear Jeff,
>Kindly indicate the source of the Steiner and Stein quotes????Letsee.......That would be (for Klingsor)The Mysteries of the East and of
Christianity, Lecture 4 5th Feb 1913.
You can find the reference equating Shiva with Lucifer on the Steiner elib.
The story of the simpleton made wise by exercises such as stitching and
unstitching, and rolling rocks uphill and letting them roll down the other
side, is mentioned in another lecture (don't recall where.)
Mephistopheles and Earthquakes 1909 1st Jan, is the second lecture in the
pamphlet The Deed of Christ.
Raksashas are discussed in "the Foundations of Esotericism".
The rest of the information on Klingsor is found in Walter Stein's The Ninth
Dr. Stein predicts a rerun of th battle of Salamis in his The Death of
More from The Mysteries of the East and of Christianity:
"For the after-effects of Klingsor and Iblis are still always present, even
though in another form.
"A special feature of our time is that these attacks from Klingsor and
Iblis, as they gradually lay hold of people, are insinuating themselves into
intellectual life, particularly the intellectual life that bears on
education, with its popularisation of modern science. Consider what people
have been learning for quite a long time now and what they think it right of
instil into children; consider what is accepted as the basis of modern
education-all this should not be judged in accordance with the views of
someone who, believing he is very clever, says he understands these things
and knows they are entirely correct. No, all this should be judged in
accordance with how it influences and fructifies the soul, and in terms of
the impressions it produces on the soul. And when a person becomes cleverer
and cleverer, in the sense in which it is fashionable to call people clever
to-day, he develops in his soul certain forces which in this incarnation may
make him very well able to dominate the conversation in circles wedded to
materialistic or monistic ideas; but then certain vital forces necessary for
the human organism are worn away. And when such a person has taken into
himself only these typical dregs of modern education, in his next
incarnation he will lack the forces that are required for properly building
up the human organism. The "cleverer" a person is by the standards of the
time we are now facing and the closer his intellectual attunement to it, the
more of an imbecile will he be in a later incarnation. For those categories
and concepts which relate only to the sense-perceptible outer world and to
the ideas which hold it together-these concepts set up in the soul a
configuration which may be ever so fine intellectually but lacks the force
to work intensively on the brain and to make use of it. And to be unable
while in the physical body to make use of the brain is to be an imbecile."