- Dr. Ulness got back to me with a reference on the Mammon question.
The following is from his e-mail to me:
'Steiner told his audience in Düsseldorf on April 19, 1909, "It was
necessary, 800 years before our era, to send the hindering forces
into earthly evolution to prepare, from a certain aspect, for the
Mystery of Golgotha. The hosts of a leader, known in occult circles
as Mammon, were unleashed for this purpose. They increasingly
darkened human awareness of the divine."'
So it seems that this spirit is mentioned by Steiner. How
their "preparing" works into human development, I need to think
about. Easy to see the detrimental effects now that the pendulum has
swung to an excess of these forces, but harder to see why we needed
them in the first place - on top of the Ahrimanic forces, I mean.
I'm wondering if there is a subtle difference in their effects, or if
Mammon is another name for Ahriman?
- In a message dated 11/21/2003 7:42:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, Cheeseandsalsa@... writes:
I am expressing interest in studying the drawings to let you know. My content is lacking in this subject. Thank you so much for your time and knowledge it helped straighten out some rough edges! Chantel
*******Right now I'm very busy with preparations for Christmas, but the 12 images start with Pisces in the spring. So when February rolls around, why don't we start with the first one? I can put the original sketches and Steiner's notations here in the group's Files section.
I've heard of other people who have done drawings or paintings of the 12 also. Does anyone know who they are? Maybe we could compare.