41003Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Easter thoughts -- and beyond
- Apr 10, 2009So what did you appreciate about that lecture Kim? I have that lecture and what I appreciate most about the early students, those that were there with Rudolf Steiner, like Ehrenfried Pheiffer, Emil Bock, Willhem Zeylmans van Emmichoven, Rudolf Grosse, is that they have first hand experience with Rudolf Steiner and also digested the work in such a way that helps to flesh it out even further...I appreciate that about those gentlemen.Pheiffer also has a good book on the Chymical Wedding that is also really enlightning as well.All good things,Dottie
"If there is something more powerful than destiny, this must be the human being who bears destiny unshaken." Rudolf Steiner
--- On Fri, 4/10/09, Kim <kimgm@...> wrote:
From: Kim <kimgm@...>
Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Easter thoughts -- and beyond
Date: Friday, April 10, 2009, 2:30 PMHello Dottie,
I found this text "The Human Heart " A Lecture By Rudolf Steiner Dornach, May 26, 1922 GA 212
yesterday, and it's really interesting.
--- In anthroposophy_ tomorrow@ yahoogroups. com, "dottie zold" <dottie_z@...> wrote:
> Hey Taz, I wanted to say that these thoughts on the heart are really important, not just because of the thinking but also because of the capacity latent within it: the heart is an organ that experiences the warmth, which is light, which, when one is working lawfully, one has the experience of the Christ: it is in the heart that one experiences the Christ, not in religion, in the heart. It is through the heart forces that we learn to 'breathe light' versus breathing air. It is crucial that we can experience this in our imagination and then it rises to intuition and from there we begin to work with this 'breathing of light' within the spirit body itself, the one that we are forming and righting through our actions, all kinds, thinking, feeling, and willing.
> In How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again? December 22, 1918 we find this:
> " The Christ is a Being, through Whom the rest of humanity can receive what they cannot receive through physical birth...we must be born twice; the first time through the forces of nature, the second time through the forces of Christ Jesus."
> Dottie: Now, the place where this is reconciled is in the heart when our blood is working towards etherization. I say etherization in the sense that the blood is connected to the moral element in man and when man rises so does the content of his blood transform and that which is of Christ becomes realized within him.
> Frank Chester, who has found the geometry of the heart, and is a part of the conferences taking place on East and West coast in the next few weeks, speaks of the heart as n organ goes from periphery to center and center to periphery, there is something that serves as an actual 'eye' of the heart that moves in this manner. It seems to me that the heart shows exacly mans own development here on the earth, the heart as an organ, and its regulating of the blood, the balance of inner and outer, shows us, explains to us, what our consciousness is going through, is working on and developing into, the heart as an organ is the example of man in the world. So is my thinking.
> Rudolf Steiner again:
> On the etheric body ~ "For the chief forces working in us from the etheric body, out of the depths of our being, are those expressed in a man's capacity for loving at every moment of his existence."
> Dottie: We experience this warmth as a grace, we experience this in the vicincity of the heart. The etheric heart it is said, the third one, is at the back of the head. If we follow the Medula Oblongata it seems to me that we can follow how it is the forces of the blood move up to the head wherein we find the pineal and also pituitary glands. Now these glands play an important part of our ongoing development and actually show how and where it is that we need work: we either allow the higher worlds to work down into us or we allow the lower forces to work upward: all this is seen in the brain and then its connection to the heart forces forming at the back of the head.
> Something has to transform when we wake up the Will in love, a lawful love, an objective love, one that does not play sides out of antipathies and sympathies.. .and this is what I have always always appreciated about Tarjei more than anyone I know: he doesn't play sides like that, he is objective and he has a pure integrity when it comes to spiritual science.
> Frank Chester says that the fifth chamber that is forming can not be seen. With the beat of the heart it forms and then disappears immediately. ..it is an ongoing element that keeps moving...it seems to me that this must also be the picture imagination of how it is that the other four, I imagine at some point representing our attainments as a humanity towards the ego, were formed within the womb: off of that which was already attained as an ongoing evolution of body, spirit, and soul.
> I will share when I get another moment, the quote by Dennis K. in his book Seeking Spirit Vision. In here he speaks of how the womb births forth in the physical whereas the pineal or pituitary, cannot recall which one, births forth images....for me this is speaking towards the 'light and the warmth' that is creating the next level of development in the Sixth Epoch, the Christ birth in us.
> All good things,
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