Re: [anthroposophy] Secrets of the Intellectual Sou/bi-polar
- Hi Bradford,
I haven't seen "The Two Towers" yet, but how interesting is this Gollum in comparison to to the "Infinite Longing" of the Romantics (beside inverting silly way, make an intellectual construct mistake over John the Baptist's birth 6 months interval vs. Christ, this is the area where my researches lie lately.... ;)
So, the OBSESSION of Gollum would be nothing else than the PERVERSION of Desire, while the "Infinite Longing" of the Romatics is rather the "Gesture Highest Deed" towards the Heart World spread around as a Kingdom in which to live Happy, indeed how different from the Anti-Social Ring of Power! Polar to it, don't we not like Novalis Wish the Warmth Return!?
In this Gesture "Highest Deed(s)" that I call, are we not likned to "Ultimatists" one could say? Are we not choosing the Real Best to be, that is the Kingdom and it's Justice?
To make the Paths Straight, to Welcome Make it so here as Above?
Yes, we do Bridge Wise Green Snake, we "Zeus-Astral-Ligthning" the Substance of
this wolrd with the White Astral Light, and we Gold-Sun Ray in, Body of Love-Etherize,
we Pink Aurora Golden Dawn Will the New Sun!
Gesture Highest Deed, Representative of Man Fulness Glory made Manifest in our Work,
the Thinking not Double GPS webbed to Ahriman, rather Acts of the Ethicals,
"Christ in us", "Ultimatists" of LOVE,
we Manichean, we Man Can in Christ Redeem this Fallen Wolrd of Death, cause in Christ we Resurrrect, we Life Relay Quicken ourselves and the Planet, we New Cosmos of LOVE choose, Select to make the DEVACHAN-SUN our New Mansion,
we the 10th Hierarchy of
'Love and Freedom'-Architects!
From: Bradford Riley<holderlin66@...>
>Subject: Re: [anthroposophy] Secrets of the Intellectual SoulI managed to see Installment two of "The Lord of the Rings". The Towers.
>Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 08:41:49 -0500
These awesome Towers that play so much into the background of our cultural
imaginations, were set before us, set into the stream of time by our current
story teller, Tolkien.
We continue to run head on into the intimate problem of the conversation
between Gollum and Smeagol. Here we see occult bi-polar problems and
Schizophrenia, the split of the personality from the double. Steiner had
brought this up and I have indicated that John Nash of " A Beautiful Mind"
was an example of the developing and emancipating double in our times.
The Two Towers hinges on a bi-polar problem and the realm of Men. Thrown
into the Mix is the Initiation, the higher Initiation of the Man Gandalf.
When he arises and comes forth, men come to their knees instinctively, for
here is a Spirit Self - Manas portrait. We have been looking at the portrait
of how Jesus/Buddha comes to the point of the TRANSFIGURATION, the Jesus and
the former Buddha Being arrive at a point where there body glows. Now I
don't expect Tolkien to go into any deep explanation of this, nor in the
heat of the battle, the rush of life, does anyone really dwell on the
Initiation of Gandalf, a wizard and a Human.
But the problems of initiation, Power, Men and Occult influence are centered
on the Schizophrenia of Gollum. This same moral schism begins to infect
Frodo and we come to understand Borimore as a character, a Man who fell to
the temptation. But in our considerations of the Intellectual Soul and tales
for our own age.. We have a complex occult picture of the problems of our
age, but of course we are hardly able to see it.
When we discuss the Ahrimanic deception as it enters into the Etheric body,
from errors in thought and moral activity, we understand that the bi-polar
and schizophrenia of Gollum and John Nash are sharing the culture spectrum
and still we do not see it. Indeed, the secret of the Ahrimanic deception
plays itself out before us in Gollum. Whether we like the Two Towers and
whether we like the idea that the eternal forces of the Etheric World are
withdrawing so mankind can deal with Middle Earth with our own moral
substance and the Christ Being is simply part of the tale.
Indeed, stepping into the current realm of Time, we understand that from
Grimm's Fairy Tales to now, the Etheric World, while all around us, has
literally vanished from seeing, as in seeing the elemental community...
Doris Gelder is a wonderful exception. Certainly the forces that Mankind are
dealing with, have an antidote. We understand that the status of Ahriman,
living in millions of souls, is immense and that Ahriman as Being is seeking
in humanity a higher ground. Michael, the Archai is made Archai because of
the release of Buddha's Angel. This Michael Being and the Towering Free
Etheric Being of the Christ are holding the background to forces,
Principalities and Powers that stand behind the play of events.
While we can fault Tolkien for not being Steiner that should not stop us
from penetrating deeply into the mystery of our own doubles by observing the
cultural problem we are having with our Etheric Wills being split into
opposing I AM and I AM NOT voices. That part of the voice that denies
reincarnation. That seeks to sever Asura Flesh into cloned, severed Time and
Star patterns are all before us. My daily thought life with others never
rises into the area of rich perception of exactly how much deception/
dysfunction and materialism has infected every corner of our environment.
So to stand before the I AM and see it split into two different paths of
potential evolution, to see how the Luciferic thinking patterns are filling
their etheric bodies with mighty thought errors, indicates a great schism
that has truly gotten worse in our times.
I had the most remarkable unfounded perception that those who struggled,
died and were sacrificed in the world wars, who at their deaths saw the
deeper crisis and the deeper issues and saw just how they wanted to change
mankind.. I suddenly felt that many of the children I was looking at, with
ADD and bi-polar problems were crying out for the new thinking that they had
died for in those wars of the 20th century. It made me think about what the
dead really learned, from the battles and their deaths on the battlefields,
the results of their experiences are nothing like the illusion that
maintains the current thinking that humanity still clings to.
It is again rethinking what the Threshold means.. and let me give you an
indication of what that Threshold means, aside from the illusions that we
love to swell our sentient souls with. Listen carefully to this.
1 JANUARY, 1924 8.30 IN THE EVENING
In the previous night he talked about how the earlier envy of gods
(Lucifer and Ahriman) had become the envy of human
beings (eg., The thief and the murderer crucified on either side of the
Christ).This evening, he had addressed the fruit of sense perceptible
materialistic thinking being rejected from entering the supersensible world
by the Guardian of the Threshold both in the realm of nightly sleep as
well as after death. Our re-entry into earth life after such rejection would
lead to cumulative paralysis of the soul, expressed as incarnated life
without ideals, concepts, or thinking. He seems to indicate what is required
for incarnated souls to give birth, for the first time in human evolution,
to a spirit being (Anthroposophia) and how the denial or affirmation of that
being will determine the New Sociology of conscious good and conscious evil
culminating in Apocolypse/Revelation.
The most important thing of all is the mood of soul we bear away with us, a
mood of soul for the spiritual world that gives us the certainty: In Dornach
a central point for spiritual knowledge will be created.
That is why it was so good to hear Dr ZeyImans speak this morning about a
field which is to be cultivated here in Dornach. the field of medicine, and
to hear him say that it is no longer possible to build bridges from ordinary
science to what is to be founded here in Dornach. If we have the ambition to
make what grows in the soil of our own medical research into something that
can stand the scrutiny of present-day clinical requirements, then we shall
never achieve any definite goal in the things that really make up our task,
for then other people will simply say: Well, yes. here is a new method; we
too have initiated new methods once in a while.
The important thing is that a branch of practical life, such as medicine,
should be taken up into anthroposophical life. 1 think 1 understood rightly
this morning that this is what Dr ZeyImans longs for. Did he not say in
connection with this goal that someone who today becomes a doctor longs for
impulses from a new corner of the universe. Let me tell you that in the
field of medicine the work here in Dornach is to be carried on just as has
that in a number of other fields of anthroposophical work which have
remained within the bosom of Anthroposophy. With Dr Wegman as my helper.
work is already in train on a system of medicine based entirely on
Anthroposophy, a system which is needed by mankind and which will be
presented to mankind quite soon. Equally it is my purpose to bring about the
closest ties between the Coetheanum and the Clinic in Arlesheim which is
working so beneficially. In the very near future such ties are to be brought
about so that all that is flourishing there may be truly oriented towards
Anthroposophy, which is indeed the intention of Dr Wegman.
In what he said. Dr ZeyImans was indicating with reference to one particular
field what the Vorstand in Dornach will make its task in all the fields of
anthroposophical work. Thus in future the situation will be clear. No one
will say: Let us first show people eurythmy; if they hear nothing about
Anthroposophy, then they will like eurythmy; and then, having taken a liking
to eurythmy, if they hear that Anthroposophy stands as the foundation for
eurythmy, they will take a liking to Anthroposophy as well. No one will say:
First we must show people how the medicines work in practice so that they
see that they are proper medicines, and will buy them; then. if they later
hear that Anthroposophy is behind the medicines, they will also approach
We must have the courage to regard such a method as dishonest. Not until we
have the courage to regard such a method as dishonest, not until we inwardly
detest such a method will Anthroposophy find its way through the world. So
in future here in Dornach we shall fight for the truth, not fanatically but
simply in an honest, straightforward love of the truth. Perhaps this will
enable us to make good some of what has so sinfully been made bad in recent
With thoughts which are not easy but which are grave we must depart from
this Conference that has led to the founding of the General Anthroposophical
Society. But I do not think that it will be necessary for anybody to go away
with pessimism from what has taken place here this Christmas. Every day we
have had to walk past the sad ruins of the Coetheanum. But as we have walked
up this hill, past these ruins, I think that in every soul there has also
been the content of what has been discussed here and what has quite
evidently been understood by our friends in their hearts. From all this the
thought has emerged: It will be possible for spiritual flames of fire to
arise, as a true spiritual life for the blessing of mankind in the future,
from the Goetheanum which is being built anew. They shall arise out of our
hard work and out of our devotion. The more we go from here with the courage
to carry on the affairs of Anthroposophy, the better have we heard the
breath of the spirit wafting filled with hope through our gathering. For the
scene which I have described to you and which can be seen so frequently,
that scene of present-day human beings, the products of a decadent
civilization and education, approaching the Guardian of the Threshold in a
state of sleep, is actually not one which is found amongst the circle of
sensitive anthroposophists. Here on the whole the circumstance is such that
only a warning, one particular exhortation, resounds: In hearing the voice
from the land of the spirit you must develop the strong courage to bear
witness to this voice, for you have begun to awaken; courage will keep you
awake; lack of courage alone could lead you to fall asleep.
The exhortation to be awake through courage is the other variation, the
variation for anthroposophists in the life of presentday civilization. Those
who are not anthroposophists hear: You must remain outside the land of the
spirit, you have misused ideas for merely earthly objects, you have not
gathered ideas which have value for the gods and which are worthy of the
gods; you would be paralysed on your return to the physical,
senseperceptible world. But those souls who are the souls of
anthroposophists hear: Your remaining test is to be that of your courage to
bear witness to that voice which you are capable of hearing because of the
inclination of your soul, because of the inclination of your heart.
This excerpt just preceeds the last presentation of the Foundation Stone
Meditation. The italics are an editorial device.
The Christmas Conference 1923/1924
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