Re: Faith etc.
- Joel brought :
"These are personal, complex, deeply karmic and carefully and
artistically overseen by those higher beings who follow the lead of
Christ. Our biographies are woven of such intimacy and such intricacy
that the outer belief doctines only serve the purpose of orientation
so that those who need to meet each other in this life, find each
other in the right context and out of the right and needed sense of
We have found also, regarding aspect of death by cyanide, the
personal destiny of Fritz Haber, chemist, researcher and father of
chemical warfare :
"Gas warfare in WWI was, in a sense, the war of the chemists, with
Haber pitted against French Nobel laureate chemist Victor Grignard.
His wife opposed his work on poison gas and committed suicide with
his service weapon at a dinner party in tribute to his having
personally overseen the first successful use of chlorine in Ypres.
She shot herself in the heart, and died in the morning. That same
morning, Haber left for the Eastern Front to oversee gas release
against the Russians. Haber was a patriotic German who was proud of
his service in World War I, for which he was decorated. He was even
given the rank of Captain by the Kaiser, a rare thing for a
scientist too old to enlist in military service"
His efforts in bringing all his best in suporting his Motherland,
Germany, in the war, reflects some other interesting facts, that it
can be usefull with the Light of Spiritual Science :
"He was also active in the research of combustion reactions, the
separation of gold from sea water"
The separation of gold from the seawater...
In his devotion to Germany, "he had converted from Judaism in an
effort to become fully accepted, he was forced to emigrate from
Germany by the Nazis in 1933 on account of his being Jewish in their
eyes. He struggled to cope with the new reality that his enormous
contributions to German industry were not enough to prevent his
vilification by the Nazi regime. He moved to Cambridge, England, for
a few months, and considered a position in Rehovot, Palestinian
British Mandate (now Israel), but never settled anywhere
permanently. He died of heart failure, aged 65, in a hotel in Basel,
on his way to a convalescent retreat in Switzerland.
Haber's immediate family also left Germany. His second wife,
Charlotte, with their two children, settled in England. Haber's son,
Hermann, from his first marriage emigrated to the United States
during World War II. He committed suicide in 1946. Members of
Haber's extended family died in concentration camps through the use
of his invention, Zyklon B.
A fictional portrait of Haber's life, and in particular his longtime
relationship with Albert Einstein, appears in Vern Thiessen's 2003
play, Einstein's Gift. Thiessen portrays Haber as a tragic figure
who strives unsuccessfully throughout his life to evade both his
Jewish background and the moral implications of his scientific
Now, we may consider another example :
"Spiritualization of the third area, the will, is especially
difficult because the will is unconsciousness. Using the example of
biography, I would like to demonstrate how an expansion is possible
through inner cognition. Hiltgunt Zassenhaus was selflessly engaged
in helping those persecuted by Hitler's regime. In her
autobiography, A Tree Blooms in November, she described how her
constant attention to the welfare of others brought her to the brink
of exhaustion and led her to sharply judge her fellow human beings
according to their dedication and, as need be, mercilessly condemn
She was a translator and given the duty by the Nazi Regime to oversee
all the Scandinavian political prisoners. In a military uniform,
armed with the keys to the prison, day after day she cared for these
prisoners both physically and psychologically. Thanks to her care
and dedication, shortly before the end of the war, all of the
prisoners were saved from execution and with the help of the Danish
and Swedish Red Cross taken to Scandinavia.
In her autobiography, Hiltgunt Zassenhaus looks back at this wartime
with brutal honesty and describes how her readiness for sacrifice
also made her overbearing. She felt superior to all her compatriots
who had silently accepted the injustice of the Nazis, consciously
looked away, remained passive, or even complied with the Nazis. A
dramatic experience in her life precipitated a fundamental change of
heart. Her brother was a physician and sent to the front for duty.
He came home for a few days leave. The siblings felt an inner
connection to each other and for this reason he sought her out to
discuss everything he had experienced and suffered. But Hiltgunt had
so much to do with "her prisoners" at that time that she never found
the time for a talk with her brother. Disappointed, her brother
returned to the war, and just a few weeks later he was killed.
When Hiltgunt received the news of his death, not only was she
overcome with a deep sadness, but also an agonizing bad conscience
and the devastating feeling of failure. She gained understanding for
the weaknesses and failures of others through her own experiences of
making such sacrifices to do good while at the same time miserably
and irrevocably failing to make time for her dearly-loved brother.
Through her own failure she learned to allow others the right to
fail. The more she overcame her tendency to judge others based on
good and evil, the more tolerant she became and the more freedom she
could give to herself and others to make mistakes and learn from
those mistakes. From the narrowness of judgment, Hiltgunt reached a
level in which acting in freedom was possible.
For the majority of us, destiny is the same blind fate, and in fact,
what Bradford brought, Joel and Steve Hale said on this list, may be
experienced from the same wonderfull book of enlightening the past,
finding the present, and instreaming the future as Joel's beautifull
regard as the "moral grace".
--- In email@example.com, Joel Wendt
> Bradford wrote:
> "You will either clarify that you are penetrating the soul, our
> ideals and our deeds with cognition or you end up with the failed
> U.N. and the failed Geneva Convention, stolen elections, an
> Orwellian lie based Military Industrial complex threatening to
> engulf the world and another incarnation of Faith Based Christian
> Nazism rampant in most of the Fundamentalistic creep shows in
> Amerika today. The excuses you make Joel will not pass my B.S.
> meter. You either stand for Spiritual Science, which I happen to
> know you do, or you have the common sense to see that what romped
> around in Christian Nazism or Christian Fundamentalism, you call
> limp rag of Faith, is all buttered up, sweetened with false humanStage
> goodness and it is really now based on bitter and destructive human
> Dear Bradford,
> You continue to mistake the outsides of modern existence, the
> Setting, for the truth of what goes on in the individual humanyou
> biography. Let's just take something simple, such as someone who
> might want to call a Christian fundamentalist.far
> Now as I wrote to Steve, the outer philosophies are something
> less important in the unfolding of the Christ Impulse than peopleThe
> realize. Steiner pointed this out clearly in the Fifth Gospel.
> fact that people get caught up in Jewish culture is of littlemeaning as
> against what happens in the hidden invisible depths of thesouls.
> The outer manifestastions of the fundamentalist compares
> no meaning next to what happens in the biography of soul life. Areality
> person's doctrine is merely a contextual background noise to the
> of how they actually make moral choices in this life. All therest (the
> doctrines and philosophies, the grand intellectual schemes of aBradford
> or a Steve Hale, or a Dottie Zold) passes away, and the only thingthat
> endures, that rises into the Eternal, is the deeds in life of thei-AM
> in the Soul.of
> These are personal, complex, deeply karmic and carefully and
> artistically overseen by those higher beings who follow the lead
> Christ. Our biographies are woven of such intimacy and suchintricacy
> that the outer belief doctines only serve the purpose oforientation so
> that those who need to meet each other in this life, find eachother in
> the right context and out of the right and needed sense of meaning.into
> The conceptual panorama of the mind is a mist of ideas laced
> our souls only temporarily. We no more carry this from life tolife,
> than we do a memory of what fish taste like. A Christianfundamentalist
> needs that orientation in order to find her or his karmicrelationships,
> and as well the community of like conceptualization necessary foreach
> i-AM to be able to speak to the other.dynamics of
> Once like has met like, then karma unfolds, and in the
> that in the biography arise the moral riddles of existence whichweave
> our destinies in the Age of the Consciousness Soul.categorizing
> Tomberg was so very right when he wrote in Meditations on the
> problem of evil, that anthroposophists spend so much time
> social phenomena from the standpoint of whether it is of lucifer,belonging
> ahriman, sordat or the asuras, that all the creative elan
> naturally to thinking is ruined, for the contemplation of evil issuch
> as to drive the Life out of it ("I am the Way, the Truth and theLife).
> Again, where is Love here? There are no Christian
> just individual i-AMs who experience deeply differentiatedbiographies,
> all held in the Bossom of Christ.or the
> But then so few learn the practice of sacrifice of thoughts,
> Life that becomes possible to thinking when it renounces what itWithout
> believes to be true, and instead lets the World itself speak.
> such renunciation, we come to love our own conceptual frame ofreference
> too strongly, and turning it into dogma (read again what DennisKlocek
> wrote about reversing the stream of thought in order to enter intothe
> silent practice), ruin the very things we want to achieve.mystery
> The opponents are part of the Creation, and the problem and
> of evil profound and deep beyond our foolish efforts to define theworld
> according to our antipathies. Do you not know that in the Day ofFinal
> Judgment, you will see Ahriman himself, weeping at the feet of thenature
> Divine Mother and begging forgiveness for that which his very
> caused him to author? We will all be there with him, as well,filled
> with shame unimaginable for all the wrong thoughts and deeds of somany
> lifetimes, which from our freedom we let loose in the world.will
> You speak of jealousy - who is jealous of whom do you suppose?
> Steiner urges us to understand that in this time, humanity
> divide itself into two streams, a matter the Hopi even understandfrom
> their prophecies and rock writings. Where do you think Christwill go?
> With those who have learned to raise themselves up, or with thosewho
> continue the Fall? If we understand Ben-Aharon rightly:prefigured,
> "Now when they identified themselves with the situation of earthly
> humanity, the souls who remained true to [Archangel] Michael
> in their planetary Earthly-Sun life, the great Sacrifice ofChrist.
> They walked again in His steps as they did in former earthlylives,
> only now the order of following was reversed. They went beforeHim,
> showing Him the way, acting out of free and self-conscious humanunited
> decision, and He followed in their steps only after they fully
> themselves with the divided karma of Earth and humanity. Onlythen
> could He offer His sacrifice as the answer to the new, futurequestion
> of human existence: the question concerning the mission and fateof evil."
> So, where will we choose to go in future incarnations? Up, or
> down? Who will needs us more?