Re: Anthroposophical Guidelines 127 - 130
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank Thomas Smith" <eltrigal78@...> wrote:
> 127. At the beginning of the Consciousness Soul age human souls had
> still only developed their intellectual forces to a limited degree.
> There was a lack of coherence between what these souls desired in the
> depths of their unconscious and what forces from the region where
> Michael was could give them.
127. At the beginning of the Age of Consciousness, man evolved the intellectual forces of his soul only to a small extent as yet. Hence there arose a gap between what the soul of man in unconscious depths was longing for, and what the forces from the region of Michael's abode could give him.
> 128. In this lack of coherence a spiritual opportunity existed for the
> Luciferic powers to hold back humanity at its cosmic childhood, and not
> permit it to develop further on the divine spiritual paths with which it
> was united from the beginning, but on Luciferic ones.
128. Owing to this gap, there was a greater possibility for the Luciferic powers to hold man back in the forces of cosmic childhood, thus bringing about his further evolution, not on the paths of the Divine-Spiritual Powers with whom he was united from the beginning, but on the paths of Lucifer.
> 129. Furthermore, the spiritual opportunity existed for the Ahrimanic
> powers to completely disconnect humanity from its cosmic childhood and
> thus absorb it into their own realm in future evolution.
129. Moreover there was a greater possibility for the powers of Ahriman to wrest man away from the forces of his cosmic childhood, thus dragging him down, for his further evolution, into their own domain.
> 130. Neither of these things happened, because the Michael-forces were
> active; but human spiritual development had to take place under the
> hindrances caused by these opportunities, and became what it is now
> because of them.
130. Neither of these dangers was realized, for the forces of Michael were after all at work. But the spiritual evolution of mankind had to take place under the resulting hindrances, and it was thus that it became what it has, in fact, hitherto become.