Re: Schizophrenic megalomania
- Terence wrote to Theodor:
> Theodor, what you wrote to this list is troublesomehttp://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19060601p01.html
> to me as I dearly love Anthroposophy as through
> Steiner's writings and lectures, I have been
> brought to the threshold of understanding the Being
> known as Christ.
"The Crowning with Thorns, At this stage man must learn to brave
the world morally and intellectually, to desist from anger when all
that is most dear to him is being attacked. The capacity to remain
aloof when everything is tumbling about our ears, to say "Yea" when
the rest of the world says "Nay" that is what must be acquired
before the next step can be taken. This gives rise to a new symptom,
namely a dissociation, or rather the power of a momentary
dissociation of three faculties which, in man, are united: the
faculties of willing, feeling and thinking. We must learn to
separate and to re-unite them at will. So long, for example, as some
outer event carries us away with uncontrolled enthusiasm, we are
immature, for such enthusiasm comes from the event, not from
ourselves, and we may even exercise a shattering influence of which
we are not master.
The enthusiasm of the disciple must have its well-spring in the
depths of his inner life. He must therefore be able to remain
impassive in the face of any event, no matter how catastrophic. That
is the only way to reach freedom. The dissociation of feeling,
thinking and willing produces in the brain a change that is
symbolised by the Crown of Thorns. If this test is to be passed
without danger, the powers inherent in the personality must be
sufficiently intense and in perfect equilibrium. If the disciple has
not reached this stage, or if he receives wrong guidance, the change
in the brain may lead to insanity. Insanity is nothing but an
involuntary separation of these faculties without the possibility of
their re-union by dint of the inner will. The disciple brings about
the separation by an act of conscious volition. A flash of his will
re-establishes the link between the organs and the activities of
soul. In the lunatic, the cleft may be incurable and produce a
physical lesion in the nerve-centres."
Hope this is helpful.
- --- In email@example.com, "simonedim"
> Dear All,
> It was good to take a look at the messages this evening and find
> subject of mercury intoxication brought up; what would be thejust
> anthroposophists' view on the autism epidemic? I'd love to hear
> Bradford comments on this (hopefully he'll read this message!) ...
> maybe, it would fit better in Stephen Hale's fields of interest...
I must be on a roll tonight, but I've been thinking about this post
ever since you wrote it, and it surely expresses an evil that is
just about as bad as it could get; killing the soul in children.
And all based on the premise that mercury is a needed preservative
in vaccines. What the hell sense does that make? Well, that's why
they had the conference off the coast of Georgia back about six
years ago to discuss their strategy.