187Re: [steiner] Re: Gospel of John Over 12 Holy Nights
- Dec 2, 2000That's a very interesting verse, Morgan, but does it mean that
none of us will become truly enlightened until after death?
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From: "Morgan Vierheller" <mrgnsms@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [steiner] Re: Gospel of John Over 12 Holy Nights
> > If you would suggest a verse, Dr.Starman, I could put it on the front
> > page of the eGroup site for the duration of the event.
> If I could proffer a verse from a book that we are studying in our College
> I look into darkness.
> In it arises light.
> Living light.
> Who is this light in the darkness?
> It is myself in my reality.
> This reality of my Ego
> does not enter into my Earth existence.
> I am only an image of it.
> But I shall find it again
> when I-- with good will for the spirit
> shall have passed through the portal of death.
> This is a meditation Steiner gave (London, 1923) to strengthen the ego. To
> quote from Carlo Pietzner's book, from which this comes:
> "It sums up the very core of the theme of image and reality, because
> places into the divine center, into the crossing point of the two arms of
> cross, the sleeping child of our ego.
> (Pietzner used this meditation to sum up his chapter on Image and Reality
> using the image that lives in many during Christmas, the Christmas tree.)
> In this time when we need all of our strength and the nature of our study,
> taking images into our sleep life, I thought this might be appropriate.
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