Lucifer and Ahriman under the Bed
- Hey List,
Here's an interesting guy with something to say:
"Stanley Messenger is a philosopher and metaphysician who lives in
Glastonbury. He is now in his eighties, though he claims his work has
just begun! He is more a speaker than a writer....."
Lucifer and Ahriman under the Bed:
"I believe König recognised this judging by the powerful group of
independent spirits he gathered round him. But he was a real king! As a
brash youngster I once asked him how, in view of Steiner having built
his entire process on the basis of spiritual freedom, he justified his
own very authoritarian regime. He didnt answer me directly, but he
looked at me very kindly instead of turning me out of the room and said
enigmatically:- "It can happen". His authority was a role-model for
others to develop their own!
"Very different, but equally a lone wolf, was Walter Johannes Stein, who
was elbowed out of the A.S. in G.B., in Park Road, (some would say he
made it too hot to hold him!), and set up his own venue in West London.
To be fair he was certainly not an easy element to incorporate into
anything institutional. He was irritated by the conventions of a society
and needed his own venue in which to develop his particular genius,
which was considerable."
"Trevor Ravenscroft, who shocked the movement rigid by writing a book
called The Spear of Destiny. This was a powerful novel which taught
people a lot about anthroposophy but was also extremely misleading about
certain facts in Steiners life, in fact flatly untrue in certain
instances. This was of course Trevors responsibility, but he was
bullied by his publisher not to be too specific about where truth ended
and fiction began, as he proposed to put it out as a straight
non-fiction title. Trevor knew it was fiction and said so. But Trevor
had an Achilles' Heel. He was an alcoholic and he needed the money. The
publisher prevailed and Trevor concurred. As a result the book was a lot
more successful than it would otherwise have been and they both made a
lot of money. "
Any of you been to Glastonbury?
Read Stanley's review of Guidance in Esoteric Training:
"Stanley has been involved with the Steiner (Anthroposophy) movement
since its early days. He is currently campaigning to bring new life to
it by abolishing the organisation! "
This site has a lot of interesting stuff.
One woman's spiritual journey:
Call No Man Master
by Joyce Collin-Smith
"The works of Rudolf Steiner, Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, the Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi, Pak Subuh the Indonesian mystic, all helped enormously. But
the basic questions which we all pose: Who am I? What is it all about?
What am I to do? drove me ever onward."
Read it here:
I've went to quite a few meetings of the Subud brotherhood (Pak Subuh)
years ago. Quite weird really.