Re: Anthroposophical Guidelines - 9
--- In email@example.com, "elfuncle" <elfuncle@...> wrote:
> The basic idea is, of course, to become wide awake while still "asleep",
> i.e. while outside the etheric and physical bodies: Initiation. It will
> then be possible to enter this state also while awake in the physical,
> by suggesting away the etheric and the physical elements through an act
> of strengthened will. This course of development is the destiny of all
> human beings, but those who are totally unaware of what is happening to
> them when it happens, will have their experiences hijacked and
> manipulated by ahrimanic powers, so instead of becoming able to observe
> extrasensory phenomena as objective realities after a while, each
> individual will end up in his or her own private and separate world of
> illusions, different from that of everybody else. That's the so-called
> ahrimanic initiation, ahrimanic clairvoyance.
> "Well, now time passed and now it seems
> Everybody's having them dreams
> Everybody sees themselves
> Walkin' around with no one else
> Half of the people can be part right all of the time
> Some of the people can be all right part of the time
> But all of the people can't be all right all of the time
> I think Abraham Lincoln said that
> 'I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours'
> I said that"
> ( -- Bob Dylan)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank Thomas Smith"
> <fts.trasla@> wrote:
> > 9. The reality of the astral body is found when we advance from
> meditation by the thinking which is stimulated from without to inner
> contemplation. For this one must inwardly seize the thinking stimulated
> from without and intensively experience it in the soul as such, without
> relation to the outer world; and then, by means of the soul-strength
> acquired by this seizing and experiencing, become aware of the fact that
> inner organs of perception exist, which spiritually see, there, where
> the animal and human physical and the etheric bodies are bounded, in
> order that consciousness can arise.