Re: Michael's Altar
- Dear Kim:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kim" <kimgm@...> wrote:
> Stephen, it means that you can only reach the sword of Michael through
> concrete thinking, not through abstract thinking, as abstract thinking
> can't reach deep into the physical, can't lift the veil of Maya, it's
> part of the Ahrimanian deception.Kim
SRC - Ok, so why do you say that; on what basis? Is it opinion based on theory or have you actually been there using "concrete thinking"? I'm curious about what experience with Michael's Alter you have and what its like for you....
> --- In email@example.com, "bikhe hozho"
> <hozhonahasglii@> wrote:
> > Dear All:
> > Most of you are familiar with my work stemming from Rudolf Steiner's
> brief, enigmatic, but provocative remarks concerning the so-called
> "Mexican Mysteries." All of that still holds good, and more, but in the
> same vein of pursuing a stray indication, for the last few years, I have
> been working with the following:
> > Lecture given during the Agricultural Course in Koberwitz, June 17,
> > Published as Youth's Search in Nature, GA 217a, by Mercury Press.
> > Excerpts:
> > "[Nature] challenges the soul to feel the fiery, living
> workings of the word, stemming from ancient times, radiating from the
> center of the earth out to nature." (p. 4)
> > "With the youth of today it does not amount to much when anthroposophy
> is transformed more and more into abstraction, when it is transformed
> into ideas, concepts, and even science. One cannot remain with that,
> however. I would like to emphasize this especially strongly. Now the
> young people who come want to experience, to live everything in deeds,
> in the true understanding of nature. "It has been said that the sword of
> Michael has been forged, but this is connected with something else. It
> has to do with the fact that in the occult part of the world there
> remains what must be prepared of this sword of Michael, which is really
> to be carried, in the forging, to an altar that is not outwardly
> visible, that must lie beneath the earth, that really must lie beneath
> the earth.
> > "To get to know the powers of nature beneath the earth leads to the
> understanding that the sword of Michael, as it is being forged, must be
> carried to an altar that lies beneath the earth. There it must be found
> by receptive souls."
> > (p. 16-17)
> > The question is not only: "What does this mean?", for the matter
> referred to goes to the Will: "What is to be done?"; "How is this to be
> made real, even more real that this very provisional artifact called
> reality - and how can we get a better one?"
> > More recently, over the last year or so, and at an accelerating pace,
> quite a few things have become matters of real productive engagement for
> me. I hesitate to speak of them unless there is an at least potentially
> receptive audience.
> > So I am asking: is anyone here similarly involved in the issues that
> come up when the matter of Michael's Sword and the InnerEarth Altar are
> meditated upon and mediated? (There are associations with "Bach's Grail
> Castle"...) Offlist replies are fine.
> > Best Regards,
> > Stephen