(from post 20597)
MATHEMATISM Mathematism leads us to the hermetic point of
view. After applying rational thought to physical phenomena we
discover the imperceptible. Measuring, counting and weighing
beyond the obvious. The dual nature of reality/not fighting flesh
PERSEVERANCE perseverance becomes faithfulness. As
above so below. The visible and the invisible correspond.
L UNFAITHFULNESS, adultery to self. Diffusion of focus
and energy with the pretense
of being faithful.
A INABILITY TO MAKE COMMITMENT. A victim.
Rationalization that there is too much
to do so why do anything. Fantasy of faith without will. A
giving up due to
PLAYING joy of the world or distractions
See the note on Faithfulness-Val
"At such times, you will learn to say to yourself, "The spirit makes
me strong. I remember the archetype. I saw it once. No illusion,
no deception shall rob me of it."
Always struggle for the image that you saw. This struggle is
faithfulness. Striving thus for faithfulness you shall be close to
one another as if endowed with the protective power of angels.
The art of comedy is one of high risks and high rewards. When the
magic is there --it's incredible, when it faulters-- it's a very
In all relationships we have opportunities to be both stellar and
shadows of our true selves. We might inspire one day and disappoint
the next. This is where the faithfulness comes in. I encourage you
to expand your faithfulness.
Up in the Northern Hemisphere, as we entered and are now in the
region of Halloween, All Souls Day, on this list we presented a
picture of entering this season with cognitive tools to look at
great film/literature that have attempted to deal with real regions
that Steiner described out of Kamaloca. Exhibit A must stand as the
film "What Dreams May Come"...
What Val brought reveals a connection to the vast uncounted
membership of the Michael School, of people who are struggling to
translate what they find in Rudolf Steiner in his books and insights
into current feelings, moods and cognitive navigational instruments
of the soul....to navigate through the fog of the intellect and
scylla and charybdis or translated into Lucifer and Ahriman. This
dispeling of illusions took this list into The Representative of
Humanity striding through the soul world and learning how to dispel
illusions and conquer deceptions by tracking how this Image is part
of the clothing of the I AM as a cognitive being.
What stuns me, is that never, never in the history of humanity have
we had before us the most impressive library ever collected and
those who have insights that in this impressive library there is
hidden the unsorted data of sentient astral, intellectual soul and
Consciousness Soul expereinces, unsorted, in the same way that
Aristotle took to sorting data, so do we, have at our fingertips the
most amazing ability to sort through data and do the kinda work that
Aristotle did, only if we are lucky, we actually see the whole vista
in perspective...and makes us extremely lucky or extremely lazy.
But we rarely find this little electronic global library used for
much beyond pettyness. Why? Because most people are unaware that
there is a sum of a sum of whole integration of NINES and TWELVES
that only few have been lucky enough to uncover. So Val has offered
a neat little example of just somebody blogging away, using Rudolf
Steiner and probably not a member of the society but merely trying
to navigate the rapids of culture and called to be inwardly
cognitive. Very likely had soul roots in the Michael School and like
the rest of us, seeking the best of the best, the sum of the sum, of
pointed data and insights that can steer our small crafts through
the ZeitGeist of our soul life.
Were these small crafts like Jodie Foster's Dodecahedron or the
small boat in the Swiss Mountains in "What Dreams May Come" our own
small crafts trying to explore the vast universe? But unlike Jodie,
we are not given a specific whip lash passport to a star in Vega to
navigate by...We must strike up our own conversation with the
season, with the soul, with the Spiritual insights of the human
being and the sum of the sum of the sum of the clearest data that
gives us directional insights where humanity meets the Science of
the Spirit head on. Most want to shy away from that.
Everything else is vague...Vague Representative of Humanity, vague
movies, vague data, vague Steiner, vague Dante, vague Dali...ah but
not so vague when you are a student of spiritual science and
learning to navigate Faithfulness. With Faithfulness we have this
vast issue charted and nailed down to a few words that means little
or nothing to most of us.
Star data like Gemini, which can easily go both ways and isn't prone
to being rooted in faithfulness and always, as just the Sun Sign of
the person, indicates constant motion and finds equilibrium in math,
and the bottom line...but also depending on various factors, the
Gemini isn't designed with the earthiness not to vacillate or
Valcillate or rather not enjoy, from the Gemini perspective, the
TWINS, bouncing off the walls of Castor and Pollux. With music and a
good guitar string of harmony between them, one with the club and
one with a spear....ruled by mercurial intelligence they like
options and not dogmas.
"They were not really twins, one was of divine descent, Pollux
having Zeus himself as father, but Castor was the son of a human
king of Sparta. They grew up together with their cousins like
brothers and shared everything, and becoming fostered to great
swordsmen and successful athletes.
But one day they became enemies over a herd of cattle, which they in
fact had stolen from some shepherds. The cousins got away with the
cattle, breaking their promise to share the herd equally among them.
Castor and Pollux could now only think of revenge and followed their
cousins and arranged an ambush.
It happened that they tricked themselves, for their cousins lay
already in wait for them and Castor was immediately killed. Pollux
then slayed one of the two cousins and made a narrow escape from
being killed himself, when his father Zeus, who had been watching
from above, threw a lightning at the remaining cousin, thus saving
He was now left alone, the only survivor. They had stared out as
brother and friends and it had all ended in revenge and death. He
buried Castor with all the ceremony it took and his mourning was
deep. He had never been parted from his brother and he found it hard
to be alone, yes, impossible. But suicide wouldn't help him, he was
the son of a god and therefore immortal. So he pleaded with his
father Zeus to give Castor back his life.
Not even Zeus can change the laws that rule over the lives of gods
and humans. But he made a deal with Hades, the god of the
Underworld, that one of the twins would stay alive on Earth while
the other one spent his time as an immortal on the Olympus. After a
certain amount of time had passed, they had to change places with
one another, the other one was to live on the Olympus and enjoy the
bliss of the gods, while the other one had to endure the daily life
on Earth with all its hardships and joys. But they can never be at
the same place at the same time. They are doomed to be forever
parted, and to forever long for each other."
One of the greatest stories of Gemini are the two sisters in C.S.
Lewis, "Until We Have Faces".. This is a rich study in itself. But
we also have the ability to study our own mirror, which is what I
appear physically as, and what my Etheric counterpart is. Recently
we had Steiner's wrestling with himself over the image of the
etheric body or as Jung would say, the Anima and Animus of the
reverse image of what we are physically in Michelangelo. Steiner
noted that Michelangelo caught something, even in stone and that at
night, this etheric body that housed so much formative memory would
get up and walk around for Michelangelo. Now this is stunning and as
usual left like some stale bread on the table of Anthro studies. And
that image too is an enormous study in how we internally grasp our
twinness and feel its being.
When we grasp our twinness we have to delve into how we see
ourselves inwardly on one side and how we are viewed outwardly.
These are two different aspects. My wife is physically a fine woman
but inwardly her etheric body is more Steve McQueen in style. These
are things we learn to see about ourselves and they are obviously
part of Initiation experience. Michelangelo, with all his incredible
Form and Spiritual Anatomical insights of the Divine in the human
form, held a vast dynamic of formative etheric forces that like the
Representative of Humanity, we can have it or Michelangelo's statue
get up and move around for us. Steiner felt that such dynamic
formative forces compressed in Michelangelo could make Stone Alive,
was something worthy of note. Anthro students should find it worthy
of note as well.
For what is the relation to our Etheric body of forces, living
etheric life and placing the moving system of the Etheric Christ Sun
Force at the disposal of the cognition of our I AM's?
And finally there is the story of my cousin and I, brothers almost,
nearly twins, and since my Moon is in Gemini, my cousin and his
story and my story could not be more diverse. Same age, same
background, same roots of family values, He to three tours in Viet
Nam and now minister for Hells Angels Bikers, Bikers for Jesus...
and Me an Anthro out of the Grail School of the Goetheanum. Diverse
and yet deeply attached to one another. It is a stunning novel that
is handed to me. What's in your biography?