- Feb 27, 2006There is a wonderful lecture entitled " The Work of the Angels In
Man's Astral Body" (GA 182), where Steiner tells us that the
Heirarchy of Angels who are closest to man and are under the
guidance of the Spirits of Form (Exusiai), are forming pictures of
what they desire to achieve with us in future evolution.
Rudolf Steiner says: " - a threefold truth will be revealed to
mankind by the Angels."
"Firstly, it will be shown how his own genuine interest will enable
man to understand the deeper side of human nature. A time will
come - and it must not pass unnoticed - when out of the spiritual
world, men will receive through their Angel, an impulse that will
kindle a far deeper interest in every individual human being than
we are inclined to have to-day. This enhanced interest in our
fellow men will not unfold in the subjective, leisurely way that
people would prefer, but by a sudden impetus, a certain secret
will be inspired into man from the spiritual side, namely, WHAT
THE OTHER MAN REALLY IS . By this I mean something quite
concrete - not any kind of theoretical conclusion. Men will learn
something whereby their interest in every individual can be
kindled. That is the one point - and that is what will particularly
affect the social life.
Secondly: From the spiritual world, the Angel will reveal to man
that, in addition to everything else, the Christ Impulse postulates
COMPLETE FREEDOM IN MATTERS OF RELIGIOUS LIFE, that
the only true Christianity, is the Christianity which makes
possible, absolute freedom in the religious life.
And thirdly: Unquestionable insight into the SPIRITUAL NATURE
OF THE WORLD."
When one truly understands Anthroposophy, it becomes
apparent that we have to awaken from our slumber and begin to
own responsibility for not only our own spiritual awakening, but
for the awakening of humanity. Once we begin on this path, there
is no turning back!
To understand the plight of the Islamic fervor, there is much to
discover in "The Mission of the Folk Souls". In fact there is much
to discover in Anthroposophy if one cares to look, without
prejudice and sensationalism, but with an open and earnest
we become unfree
nor attracting us
we remain free
we become unfree.
Michael Howard .. "Art as Spiritual Activity"
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