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Holy Week as A Meditation

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  • DRStarman2001@aol.com
    *******Today, Palm Sunday, is the day of remembrance for the entry of the Christ into Jerusalem, the sacred city, for the first time after three years of his
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 13, 2003
      *******Today, Palm Sunday, is the day of remembrance for the entry of the Christ into Jerusalem, the sacred city, for the first time after three years of his ministry.
         A teaching from out of Anthroposophy is that the events of holy week correspond to the planets that rules the days of the week. They're not clearly described as being on one day after another in the Gospels, and the order of events is a little different in each one.

         The Days of Holy Week are:
          Sunday-Sun. On this day , in the gospel of Mark, he prophesies one of his disciples will find an ass for him to ride into the city, and he then inspects the Temple, then returns to the Mount of Olives for the night.

      Monday- Moon. This begins with the cursing of the fig tree, symbolic of the old religion of the Jews which no longer produced the fruit that men need (the fig tree was an ancient symbol of initiation}.   Moon=heredity, group souls

      Tuesday- Mars. The Savior makes a rope of cords and drives the money changers from the temple, the only act of violence by Christ recorded in the New Testament, showing the place for righteous anger in the world.   Mars=war.

      Wednesday-Mercury. Then begins his many explanations of Scripture in the temple, the questionings by the Pharisees and Saducees, the parables of the two sons, the parable of the vineyard, the parable of the wedding feast and the garment. the questions about marriage and the afterlife. By the end of this time, none of the Pharisees dare ask Him questions anymore.  Wednesday=communication

      Thursday-Jupiter. Then comes his warnings about false religion and the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, his praise of the widow's mite, His warning to beware of the scribes, and His Prophecy of the destruction of the Temple-- the parable of the talents, the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, of the sheep and the goats-- and his telling of his second coming when the signs show the time is ripe, as the fig tree shows that summer is nigh. Then He's anointed for his death.
      Jupiter=wisdom
         Thursday (Maundy Thursday in old England) is the day that the Last Supper happens, after sunset (actually the eve of Friday, as the Day starts at sunset).

      Friday-Venus. Then the Redeemer hung on the cross the three hours from noon until 3 PM on Friday, Good Friday. "Greater Love hath no man..."
      Venus=Love.
         {Many anthroposophists observe silence during those three hours on Friday.}

      -Starman
      http://www.DrStarman.net
    • Br. Ron
      From Starman: Holy Week as A Meditation *******Today, Palm Sunday, is the day of remembrance for the entry of the Christ into Jerusalem, the sacred city, for
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 14, 2003
         
        From Starman:
         
        Holy Week as A Meditation

        *******Today, Palm Sunday, is the day of remembrance for the entry of the
        Christ into Jerusalem, the sacred city, for the first time after three years
        of his ministry. 
           A teaching from out of Anthroposophy is that the events of holy week
        correspond to the planets that rules the days of the week. They're not
        clearly described as being on one day after another in the Gospels,
        and the order of events is a little different in each one.
        Thanks Starman.
        This quite closely corresponds to the Ascending Lightening Strike
        in the Qabalistic Tree of Life. 

           The Days of Holy Week are:
        Sunday-Sun. On this day , in the gospel of Mark, he prophesies one
        of his disciples will find an ass for him to ride into the city, and he then
        inspects the Temple, then returns to the Mount of Olives for the night.
         
        The primal initiation and recognition for the Ascending Journey and the
        spurs the departure from earthy Malkuth up into the Lunar sphere, Yesod.

        Monday- Moon. This begins with the cursing of the fig tree,
        symbolic of the old religion of the Jews which no longer
        produced the fruit that men need (the fig tree was an
        ancient symbol of initiation}.   Moon=heredity, group souls
         
        Departure from the animalistic group consciousness from Yesod
        into Netzach (Victory) celebrating the initial impulses of individuality

        Tuesday- Mars. The Savior makes a rope of cords and drives
        the money changers from the temple, the only act of violence
        by Christ recorded in the New Testament, showing the place
        for righteous anger in the world.   Mars=war.
         
        From the first impulses of inner victory in Netzach
        the Prodigal Son traverses the Tree to the Severity Pillar
        and unsheathes the Sword in HOD, the Mother of Discernment.
        "I come not to bring peace, but a sword"

        Wednesday-Mercury. Then begins his many explanations of
        Scripture in the temple, the questionings by the Pharisees and
        Sadducees, the parables of the two sons, the parable of the
        vineyard, the parable of the wedding feast and the garment.
        the questions about marriage and the afterlife.
        By the end of this time, none of the Pharisees dare ask
        Him questions anymore.  Wednesday=communication.
         
        Having been gifted with Divine Discernment, the Traveler ascends to
        Tiphareth and communicates the newly defined Truth in the Temple of
        Love.
         
        Then moves on to Chesed to rest in the abode of the Heavenly Father

        Thursday-Jupiter. Then comes his warnings about false
        religion and the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, his praise
        of the widow's mite,
         
        His warning to beware of the scribes, and His Prophecy of
        the destruction of the Temple-- the parable of the talents, the parable
        of the wise and foolish virgins, of the sheep and the goats--
        and his telling of his second coming when the signs show
        the time is ripe, as the fig tree shows that summer is nigh.
        Then He's anointed for his death. Jupiter=wisdom
         
        The Qabala has one more move into Severity at this juncture not
        separately deciphered in the commonly accepted sequence Holy Week...
         
        This is the traversal from Chesed over to Geburah where the 'lower' blood
        sacrifice is made. (the origin of circumcision perhaps)
         
        Some scholars believe this aspect is a part of the Bible
        that is missing and/or yet to be added to the record of the
        Holy Sequence.

         Thursday (Maundy Thursday in old England) is the day that the
        Last Supper happens, after sunset (actually the eve of Friday,
        as the Day starts at sunset).
         
        This is the final Earthly union in Chokmah. The highest point of
        the Father...the ecstatic vision before the movement through the
        birth canal and the final Blood Sacrifice in Binah...the Holy Queen
        Mother


        Friday-Venus. Then the Redeemer hung on the cross the three
        hours from noon until 3 PM on Friday, Good Friday. "Greater Love hath no man..."
        Venus=Love.
         
        The agony of Mother Love in Binah. The final departure of Her Essence
        into Kether, the great Liberated I AM from the bonds of Mother (Matter)

           {Many anthroposophists observe silence during those three hours on Friday.}

            -Starman
        And rightly so, it seem to me.
         
        Thanks again,  Starman
         
         
        Br. Ron
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         


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      • Lutz Baar
        Attached a painting from 1968 on the subject. Greetings, Lutz
        Message 3 of 3 , Apr 16, 2003
          Attached a painting from 1968 on the subject.
           
          Greetings, Lutz
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