Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: initiation and assimilation
- --- Stephen Clarke <mozartg@...> wrote:
> Dear Dottie:Dornach, to members of theA.S.
> --- In email@example.com,
> "dottie zold"
> <dottie_z@...> wrote:
> > Can you tell me unto whom he was speaking?
> People in Stuttgart. Other than that, I have no
> idea. Thre may be
> some details about this in his warm-up comments at
> the beginning of
> some of the lectures.
Frank Thomas Smith
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- Hi Andrew!
Nice to hear your "voice" here.
Tomberg's Inner Development, written while he was still working out
of Anthroposophy in the late 30's speaks of three aspects to the double,
a luciferic aspect, an ahrimanic aspect and a human aspect.
Steiner's Geographic Medicine (two lectures) in the second lecture
describes two aspects to the double as causal elements in illness.
Introspection, via Philosophy of Freedom, reveals soul phenomena to
objective observation that confirms Tomberg's view.
As I noted previously, Steiner spoke about parasites and/or
spiritual carcinomas in Man as Symphony of the Creative Word (last
lecture), which lines up with Tomberg's vision of three aspects to the
double, if we take these "parasites" as connected to the human double
My own view is that Steiner could only speak obliquely about the
reality of the shadow side of the soul at the beginning of the 20th
Century, and that now on the verge of the 21st it becomes necessary,
especially in America to go more deeply into this material.
Tomberg's Meditations goes deeply into these problems from another
angle in the 15th Arcanum: The Devil. He there speaks of a tempter in
the soul (the luciferic double) and a prosecutor in the soul (the
ahrimanic double) and then of egregores (self created psychic parasites)
or the human double.
In the 12 Steps, which some are spreading confusion about here,
mistaking the inability of many to really do the work, with what
actually lives in the Steps as a spiritual path, expressly exists to
help humanity learn to deal with the human double or the egregores.
In my book "the Way of the Fool", in the third section on Love:
second stanza: the Seventh Day of Creation as an Expression of Love -
concerning the role of Divine Love, and human love, in the creation of
new social forms, or what we usually call the Fall of one Civilization
followed by the Birth of a new one [also contains the Fool's Tale (part
II)] I go into great detail on this problem of the threefold nature of
warm regards and greetings,
Andrew Linnell wrote:
>>From 22883: "We know that each of us has a Luciferic Double and
>a Ahrimanic Double, right? Do we not also know that
>the Middle path the Christ Path protects us from
>the tug and pull of this Archangel and Archai?"
>Can someone confirm a Luciferic Double? I am under the impression that
>there is only an Ahrimanic Double which is a being associated with
>Ahriman, full of intelligence and will but without soul.
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