Re: [steiner] conception
- In a message dated Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:10:56 PM Eastern Standard Time, ashley.case@... writes:
> I was watching my son fall asleep tonight and I was thinking of his etheric body forming his physical body. I know that he borrowed our DNA but I also know that at the moment he was conceived, the universe was imprinted in his internal organs, which were also suffused with his karma. So my question is, at what point did his spirit enter the picture? The sperm and the egg form a zygote and the first division occurs, what - 24 hours later? Is the zygote shed somewhere? Is it in his body? Was his spirit carried in the sperm, or the egg, or did it enter the zygote from the outside? Just wondering*******In his lectures on the Gospel Of Luke, Steiner said that the Ego, our drop of Spirit, unites with the embryo in the 3rd week, though it does not become active within the lower bodies till much later. The etheric body becomes active in the 7th week, the astral body in the 7th month, and then the Ego becomes active within all thses shortly before birth.
> what the party line (<-lovingly intended) is on these matters.