Re: [anthroposophy] Re: Wayfarers All - Being a Pilgrim
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Re: [anthroposophy] Re: Wayfarers All - Being a PilgrimOn 1/8/03 5:41 am, "Angus J. MacLeod" <abrasax7@...> wrote:
Hello Angus, Thank you for the picture which I have printed out. I am sure you are right about the spiritual stream, in which many must have flowed towards the event of Christ in the etheric. My eldest son is close to Jakob Boehme. As a boy of twelve or so, he was obsessed with Egypt, constantly dreaming of Ancient Egypt. He had a large room, which he painted throughout with life sized Egyptian gods and figures, with a full sized Boat of Ra on the ceiling. He was particular about mixing and even grinding pigments to get as near as he could to the real thing. As a three year old, he had been impatient with paper to draw on, insisting that he ‘only drawed on stone!”
So involved did he become over a couple of years, that I suggested he read the Greeks, which he did, very fully! I later wished he had not read so much Plato, as he argued his way through everything with great ease! At the same time he gave up Egypt and decided to play the piano. One night he had a dream about reading a red book that greatly impressed him, and the following day found a red book of Boehme in a bookshop and so started his study.
I also agree with you about the difficulty in ‘identifying’ entities as Rudolf Steiner did. We have his indications, of course, which give us certain reference points, but lack his conscious clairvoyance!
We are all only students of Spiritual Science, and I think it is wise to go slowly and safely in awakening ‘inner sight’ using the exercises and methodology Steiner gave for the purpose, as there are so many fake pathways into the spiritual worlds, which ultimately lead into servitude.
I have been researching these various sub-etheric paths in some detail, and think that we are experiencing here the opening of the Occult School of Ahriman, who cannot, after all, offer genuine human insight, as that necessarily awakens the human being to his own presence, which is the last thing he desires, and also leads to Christ. Nor is it in his power to give what is inherently creative. We know that he has an entirely different agenda!
These ‘free offers’ in the pseudo Super-sensible-Market will become ever more enticing, even irresistible to many as the physical world and the physical body contracts and becomes more prison like and unbearable.
Steiner even said to anthroposophists “And you will desire them, for Ahriman’s power will be very great”
So we have to be very awake and guarded. The power of Christ for good is, of course, far greater, and so we go with that thought.
Thanks for your kind reply and many of your posts. I really liked this
one about this pilgrimage in Spain/Portugal. I just attended mass at
I feel it is hard to describe things, or even identify entities,
exactly as Dr. Steiner did. I am definitely familiar with what is
called the Luciferic Belt in the astral world. Because this is so
often the source of delusion and spiritual misconception, I can only
know through my own sensation and perception "in the body". To
describe these feelings in a common language is my goal, but maybe
this is reached after some more (many more) years of practice and study.
I have read this lecture and was lead in a definite direction by it. I
posted a pic in the files section of Darkened Man progressing
towards Enlightenment by Gichtel. He was either in the same Rhineland
Mystic school as Steiner or... they experienced the same vision given
in Balance in Man. What do you think?
BTW I have heard predictions of these electro-magnetic devices
allowing a glimpse "Beyond the Veil". I have heard some say,
governments now have these devices and they will soon be available to
the masses. I saw a documentary about ESP research and such a device
was in use. Through the manipulation of electro-magnetism "feelings"
of Presences or Other Beings could be induced. This proved that these
EM fields were simply the cause of "sightings". However, the thesis
that non-physical entities co-existed around us as commonplace was
--- In email@example.com, "starbirdgarden"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Angus J. MacLeod"
> > Dear Jan & Friends-
> > I was wondering about the comment, "(As soon as inner sight is opened,
> > we behold Lucifer and Ahriman)." Do these entities approach the seer
> > who lifts The Veil or are these forces experienced "in the body"?
> > -Angus
> Hello Angus,
> I touched, in passing as it were, on a very complex and intricate
> s you doubtless
> are aware. Of course, if one enters the spiritual world, one
> tual beings, and
> Lucifer and Ahriman are such beings, whatever their intent. They
are, at pr=
> esent, very
> near to us in many ways, and also approach the human being who becomes
> clairvoyant with the immediate intention of binding and disabling
such a on=
> e. There is a
> fascinating account of this in the cycle Secrets of the Threshold.
> The human being is prevented from such an encounter, until
he/she is in=
> strtengthened, by the Lesser guardian, which is a blessing as the
> d seer would
> be pulled apart, or at the very least, subject to every kind of
> This is why 'forced entry' through drugs and, increasingly,
> gnetic devices
> is to be avoided. The incorporation of Lucifer and Ahriman in the
> dy and
> sheaths is, again, complex and Rudolf Steiner, as ever, approaches
it from =
> directions and view points. I hesitate to make definitive
> as a thorough
> study is really the only way to get a real inner grip on this.
> I reccomend, if you haven't already studied it, the following
> which is on the
> Steiner Archive. It is good to 'meet' you, and I should love to
> hing about you
> and your particular interests and areas of study. Best wishes, Jan
> > --- In email@example.com, "starbirdgarden"
> > <starbirdgarden@b...> wrote:
> > > Bradford wrote "Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar?"
> > ("Wayf=
> > > arer,
> > > there is no Way, the Way is made by the wayfaring")
> > >
> > > "It is a dangerous business Frodo, stepping out of your front
> > door......."=
> > >
> > >
> > > One of the most interesting phenomena in this forum for me is the
> > rhyming o=
> > > r
> > > synchronising of people's experiences and thoughts. It is almost
> > uncanny. =
> > > The
> > > Mariner is one, for instance. This week he has come up at me
> > everywhere, f=
> > > rom
> > > someone mentioning a performance of The Rime which they saw last
> > week, to
> > > references in posts and Graham giving me a wonderful downloaded
> > audio versi=
> > > on
> > > which I have been playingon this Mac with much enjoyment.
> > > The very passage of the `living things' had been the one which
> > had str=
> > > uck me the
> > > most on this listening. I realised how pale our imaging usually is
> > in cont=
> > > rast with this
> > > incredible picture of the life of the ocean in the ocean of life.
> > > And now, following the mention of St James's Way -The Milky Way
> > ? come=
> > > s
> > > Pilgrimage, or Wayfaring, with echoes of Minstrel, Travelling
> > Players, or G=
> > > uisers, and
> > > Troubadors. It aches the heart to think on...
> > > In the course of his spiritual wayfaring, Christian, the
> > Pilgrim of Jo=
> > > hn Bunyan's
> > > Pilgrim's Progress is given armour to withstand the onslaught of
> > demonic en=
> > > tities.
> > > When the armour is put on he instantly encounters a particularly
> > terrifying=
> > > Demon.
> > > (As soon as inner sight is opened, we behold Lucifer and Ahriman)
> > > His first impulse is to turn and run, when it dawns upon him THAT HE
> > HAS NO=
> > > T BEEN
> > > GIVEN ANY ARMOUR FOR HIS BACK! There is no running away??..the
> > danger must=
> > >
> > > be FACED - countered, countenanced by that part of the human being
> > that bea=
> > > rs the
> > > outward unique stamp of the individuality........others must watch
> > our back=
> > > s. That is
> > > brotherhood.
> > > The book, of course, goes only as far as heaven. (!) We have to
> > take =
> > > things even
> > > further. But there is still much of value there.
> > > So important is the Wayfaring Pilgrim concept to me that we
> > chose the =
> > > hymn from
> > > Pilgrim's Progress for the funeral of our daughter. A strange
> > choice, thou=
> > > ght some.
> > > But not if you know about Wayfaring, and how souls too, are on
> > Pilgrimage, =
> > > require
> > > courage, wander and follow the Milky Way?? We are "Wayfarers all"
> > >
> > > Who would true valour see,
> > > Let him come hither;
> > > One here will constant be,
> > > Come wind, come weather
> > > There's no discouragement
> > > Shall make him once relent
> > > His first avowed intent
> > > To be a pilgrim.
> > > Whoso beset him round
> > > With dismal stories
> > > Do but themselves confound;
> > > His strength the more is.
> > > No lion can him fright,
> > > He'll with a giant fight,
> > > He will have a right
> > > To be a pilgrim.
> > > Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
> > > Can daunt his spirit,
> > > He knows he at the end
> > > Shall life inherit.
> > > Then fancies fly away,
> > > He'll fear not what men say,
> > > He'll labor night and day
> > > To be a pilgrim.
> > >
> > > Bunyan
> > >
> > > And "One man loved the Pilgrim soul in you?" Yeats
> > >
> > > I am going to include this lengthy quote from Paul Emberson's
> > book. I=
> > > hope that
> > > he will not mind! He is drawing the threads from Compostela to the
> > Rosslyn=
> > > Chapel
> > > in Edinburgh.
> > >
> > > "Pilgrims from the whole of Europe flooded to Santiago de
> > Compostela, =
> > > and many
> > > were the miracles that were reported there. Later on it became a
> > custom fo=
> > > r pilgrims
> > > arriving at Santiago to obtain a scallop shell ? the variety became
> > known a=
> > > s the
> > > Pilgrim's Scallop, pecten jacobus, which was later adopted as a logo
> > by the=
> > > petrol
> > > company, Shell Oil and became a familiar sign to motorists.
> > > That company began as a small import-export business in the
> > nineteenth=
> > > century
> > > dealing in various goods, which included oriental shells. In due
> > course it=
> > > began to
> > > import kerosene and, a mere decade later, was operating oil tankers
> > to and =
> > > fro from
> > > the Far East. The extraordinary commercial success of Shell is
> > surely not =
> > >
> > > unconnected with deep-lying subconscious memories of times when the
> > scallop=
> > > -shell
> > > symbolised a religious ideal for countless Christians.
> > > The events I have described are well known today, of course,
> > and can b=
> > > e found in
> > > history books. What is less known is that Santiago was, for many
> > pilgrims,=
> > > the
> > > starting point of a further journey, for which the blessing of St
> > James was=
> > > a
> > > consideration.
> > > From Santiago, St James' Way led up through France: Bordeaux,
> > Tours, O=
> > > rleans,
> > > Chartres, Paris and on towards the North. Many were the Pilgrims
> > wearing =
> > > their
> > > scallop-shells who followed this physical and spiritual path
> > northward????t=
> > > o
> > > Scotland.
> > > There, in the fifteenth century, at a place of outstanding
> > occult sign=
> > > ificance not far
> > > from Edinburgh, they crushed their shells to powder and used them
> > for morta=
> > > r in the
> > > construction of a unique church, the Collegiate Church of St
> > Matthew, bette=
> > > r known
> > > as Rosslyn Chapel . Yes, Rosslyn Chapel - some of you may have
> > guessed wh=
> > > y I have
> > > been talking about St James' Way.
> > > For close to Rosslyn Chapel stands the now famous Roslin
> > Institute, wh=
> > > ere the
> > > lamb, Dolly, was cloned in 1996. We will come to that shortly. In
> > the mea=
> > > ntime, I will
> > > draw together some of the other threads which will help us to see
> > why, and =
> > > in what
> > > context, the research at Roslin Institute is a landmark in world
> > karma. So=
> > > bear with
> > > me, if you will, while I link what I have just told you to a few
> > other impo=
> > > rtant facts."
> > >
> > > He goes on to speak of many other pertinant factors, including the
> > appeara=
> > > nce of the
> > > comets Hyakutake and Hale Bopp, coming from the direction of
> > Sagittarius.
> > >
> > > Emberson - "Such was the extraordinary heavenly signature of the
> > year fr=
> > > om spring
> > > 1996 to spring 1997 : two of the most spectacular comets appearing
> > in the s=
> > > olar
> > > system at the same time. And so we ask ourselves, what was taking
> > place on=
> > > the
> > > Earth at that moment? It can surely be no mere coincidence that the
> > clone =
> > > Dolly was
> > > born right in the middle of those cometary events, in the summer of
> > 1996??
> > > ..Dolly's special importance lies in the fact that she focussed the
> > attenti=
> > > on of the
> > > whole world on the question of cloning human beings????.The next
> > creation, =
> > >
> > > Polly, produces human factor 1X in her milk???..The thought did
> > cross my mi=
> > > nd,
> > > that some fine residue of those calcarious scallop-shells, perhaps
> > more eth=
> > > ereal than
> > > physical, still permeates the atmosphere around Roslin, where
> > researchers r=
> > > ealised
> > > that calcium in minute doses is the control factor needed in
> > cloning. Addi=
> > > ng calcium
> > > to the oocyte provokes cell division and emission of the second
> > polar body =
> > > (the little
> > > Moon) whether or not fertilization has occurred. Withholding
> > calcium imped=
> > > es cell
> > > division. Calcium, incidentally, is much more widespread on the
> > Moon than =
> > > on the
> > > Earth??." End of quote.
> > >
> > > If people are unfamiliar with the Templars in Scotland, The
> > Rosslyn Ch=
> > > apel, the
> > > Sinclairs, the Scottish Rite etc, it is all easy to find,
> > extensively wri=
> > > tten up and
> > > important to study.
> > > My Mother lives on Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead??.my sister
> > underwent nine =
> > > years of
> > > IVF treatment. Instead of becoming pregnant, she developed what the
> > doctor=
> > > s called
> > > a CALCIFIED UTERUS, a process similar to the formation of
> > gall-stones, and=
> > >
> > > underwent an emergency hysterectomy. From creative, etheric, vortex
> > space =
> > > to
> > > stone. A few days ago the press was full of the twenty five year
> > anniversa=
> > > ry of the
> > > birth of Britain's first `test tube baby'. A million IVF children
> > have bee=
> > > n born world
> > > wide, and this is not to impune them in any way at all. The good
> > gods turn=
> > >
> > > everything to the good, and many wonderful people may take this
> > road to bi=
> > > rth.
> > > For me, this is the big one, the really big question. How far
> > have th=
> > > e Ahrimanic
> > > brotherhoods succeeded in altering the human cell-earth axis? Is
> > the earth=
> > > actually
> > > being diverted, steered off course as Bradford intimated it could
> > possibly =
> > > be? How far
> > > has gene-manipulated technology gone?
> > > While we always try to look for the positive, the good, the
> > best in a=
> > > ny situation, it
> > > has long seemed to me, from my own understanding of Anthroposophy
> > and Rudol=
> > > f
> > > Steiner's indications about what must come to pass if we are not to
> > sink in=
> > > to the
> > > Abyss, that we are pretty much in a worst case scenario. The
> > attacks upon=
> > > Rudolf
> > > Steiner, his premature departure from the earth, the obscuring and
> > ignoring=
> > > of
> > > Anthroposophy, all point to a dire condition of humanity.
> > > The difficulty in pointing out dangers to people unaware of
> > Anthroposo=
> > > phy and
> > > therefore ignortant of the Adversary powers intentions, is that
> > everything =
> > > appears to
> > > be done for the good. In-vitro fertilization helps the childless,
> > and who =
> > > would argue
> > > with that? Pets, now children, politicians and celebrities are
> > `chipped' so=
> > > that they
> > > cannot be kidnapped. Always a good reason. But look a little
> > further alon=
> > > g the road.
> > > This too, is part of Wayfaring in the sense of Spiritual Science,
> > taking th=
> > > e thought as
> > > far as we can, wandering with it, walking it's walk, seeing what is
> > actuall=
> > > y intended
> > > later, what it's destination is. Whose shrine it will adorn.
> > > Another rhyme ? Kubla Khan. This interests me for a similar
> > reason. =
> > > Coleridge
> > > was a liberal. Like many others of the time, he was inspired by
> > the ideal=
> > > s of the
> > > French revolution and began a political periodical called THE
> > WATCHMAN. (Ec=
> > > hoes of
> > > The WatchTower) When the revolution went sour he went to Germany and
> > studie=
> > > d
> > > Kant and philosophy. Having been prescribed opium for head pains,
> > he becam=
> > > e
> > > addicted and drank the sappy milk of Diana, which brought forth the
> > ancient=
> > > earthly
> > > pictures out of time of Kubla Khan. He finally became a Romantic
> > Christian=
> > > Radical,
> > > living quietly in Highate.
> > > Poetry, and the poet, as well as being present bearer of
> > spiritual insi=
> > > ght, can also
> > > be a peephole into the past conditions of the world as they rise up
> > as imag=
> > > inations,
> > > especially drug induced Luciferic dreams, and Ahriman can seize
> > these pictu=
> > > res,
> > > invested with human consciousness, and freeze them into a mirror
> > >
> > > In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
> > > A stately pleasure dome decree
> > > Where Alph the sacred river ran
> > > Through caverns measureless to man
> > > Down to a sunless sea.
> > >
> > > It took the crazy eyed Tony Blair, fronting Mandellson, to bring us
> > The Mi=
> > > llenium
> > > Dome. From the icy caverns of the ahrimanised brain, those vast,
> > emptied
> > > subterranean chambers of materialised thinking, came the concept of
> > a pleas=
> > > ure
> > > dome which was to be the building of the Millenium, to contain an
> > arcarna o=
> > > f the
> > > most powerful images of dark occultism.
> > >
> > > Blair ? "The eyes of the world will be on Greenwich as the
> > clocks stri=
> > > ke midnight
> > > on December 31, 1999. People will see the most spectacular
> > celebration anyw=
> > > here in
> > > the world to mark the Millennium. It is a chance for us all to shape
> > our fu=
> > > ture and
> > > begin the 21st century with a sense of purpose, hope and unity.
> > It will =
> > > be a time for
> > > the nation to come together to be excited, entertained, moved and
> > uplifted.=
> > > Visitors
> > > from all over the world will have the time of their lives. Today
> > Britain=
> > > need not settle
> > > for second best. In the dome we have a creation that, I believe,
> > will truly=
> > > be a beacon
> > > to the world." End quote
> > >
> > > The Dome was built on a severely chemically polluted site on the
> > Meridian P=
> > > oint,
> > > lying symbolically, on the very edge of the longitudinal Greenwich
> > Meridia=
> > > n, the
> > > location from which most nations coordinate their local time.
> > > Rudolf Steiner explained how the turning point of the
> > millennium is a =
> > > time when
> > > materialized thoughts of time and space are strengthened by people's
> > concen=
> > > tration
> > > upon a particular time and date, to the advantage of Ahriman.
> > > I don't know how much of this Dome mania was heard out of
> > Britain, but=
> > > here the
> > > hype was non stop and overwhelming. We were domed to death. Here
> > was an
> > > Ahrimanic Pleasure Dome of the kind that is designed as the
> > fairground in P=
> > > inocchio,
> > > to pleasure people to death.
> > > This was Alph's Omega. From "the savage place" of the poem came the
> > hordes=
> > > of ,
> > > not Luciferic demon lovers, but Ahrimanic entities. Precursors
> > of the s=
> > > pider beings.
> > > The dome was, is, colossal. Inside divided into Zones, which
> > were to=
> > > intended to
> > > entertain - entrain, educate the happy masses who would flock there
> > in drov=
> > > es,
> > > claimed Blair.
> > > The most hyped was The Body Zone. Androgyny. A
> > gigantic,horrifically m=
> > > utated
> > > split creature, half male, half female with a pierced navel . The
> > propagan=
> > > da went as
> > > follows
> > >
> > > Body Zone : "Voyage into the human machine and learn how to get
> > the be=
> > > st from
> > > it". This will consist of a sitting human figure taller than the
> > Statue of =
> > > Liberty. The
> > > structure will dominate the dome. The steel-framed body is 90ft
> > tall and 2=
> > > 00ft long
> > > and has been designed by Nigel Coates, professor of architecture at
> > the Roy=
> > > al College
> > > of Art. Four thousand visitors an hour will take an escalator up the
> > male's=
> > > right arm to
> > > the central area.
> > > Inside, there is a vast chamber where they will hear sounds of the
> > internal=
> > > body
> > > before leaving through the woman's left heel. Mr Coates said he had
> > wanted =
> > > to design
> > > something "that said something in an almost legendary way about what
> > we cou=
> > > ld
> > > aspire to with our bodies. End quote
> > >
> > > Inside the figure was a noisy pumping heart, pushing `blood'
> > through =
> > > a system of
> > > veins. A talking machine-computer brain on a stick, a giant
> > fibre-optic ey=
> > > eball and a
> > > `rugby team' of sperm fighting for an `egg.' This is your future
> > form, fol=
> > > ks! Take it in!
> > > There was a dream zone, a spirit (interfaith) zone, work and
> > play zone=
> > > s and on
> > > and on. We were to be zoned. Tones Zones.
> > > Millions of pounds surged over the billion. The hype, the
> > advertising w=
> > > as all
> > > pervasive,hysterical, never ending.
> > > Came the hour and came ? very few.
> > > People stayed away in their millions. Schools were given
> > tickets, chi=
> > > ldren were
> > > ruthlessly processed through the mechanized abortion of human
> > effigy. The
> > > government could not give the tickets away. Nobody wanted them. In
> > the las=
> > > t resort,
> > > Ahriman does not satisfy. Therein lies our hope. Were the people
> > speaking=
> > > ?
> > >
> > > Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget;
> > > For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.
> > >
> > > ... You laugh at us and love us, both mugs and eyes are wet:
> > > Only you do not know us. For we have not spoken yet.
> > >
> > > ... We only know?. the last sad squires rode slowly towards the
> > > And a new people takes the land: and still it is not we.
> > >
> > > They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
> > > Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
> > > They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
> > > They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
> > > And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient
> > > Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.
> > >
> > > We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
> > > Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
> > > It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
> > > Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst.
> > > It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
> > > God's scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
> > >
> > > But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
> > > Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.
> > >
> > > GK Chesterton
> > >
> > > This poem is a protest at something wholly alien. Something
> > Ahrimanic and =
> > > inimical
> > > to freedom, which some can sense and smell, even if they don't wuite
> > know w=
> > > hat to
> > > do about it.
> > > Jan
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