Re: more Mammon references in Steiner
- Having a hard time locating the Cappel/Chappel book "Hidden wisdom in
fairy tales" online - any advice?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "M.Telford" <mtelford@b...> wrote:
> Dear Joel,
> Try a book by Evelyn Chappel (or Cappel - I'll look it up tonight),
> "The Wisdom in Fairy Tales". She is a Christian Community Priest.
> book you will find some of the Christ Parables which are
> relate specifically to the forces of Mammon. From memory, the
> to Mammon being an invaluable force in the evolution of mankind. I
> re-read it this weekend myslef.
> M Telford
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joel" <afc@h...>
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> Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 8:42 AM
> Subject: [steiner] more Mammon references in Steiner
> > The following is from an e-mail I received from Dr. Ulness again.
> > "Steiner tells his audience in Berlin, Nov. 3, 1905: [in
> > of Esotericism, p. 235]
> > 1) Events occurred 1840s-1870s called the battle between the
> > the archangel known to Christian esotericism as Michael and the
> > of the god Mammon.
> > 2) That the god Mammon is a god of hindrances who places
> > things in the path of progress. Mammon is the creator of quite
> > definite forms which work disturbingly in human life in the
> > infectious illnesses. Certain infectious diseases, unknown in
> > earlier times, are brought about by the god Mammon.
> > 3) We can, Steiner said, estimate to what degree the esoteric
> > must rouse a progressive thinking in the inmost depths of the
> > being when one realizes that the actual source of these modern
> > illnesses is nothing other than a retrogression, the long-standing
> > conservatism of so-called upper classes as opposed to the poverty-
> > stricken lower classes who are striving towards a new....[gap in
> > text]. They are hindered, held back by what the god Mammon brings
> > about. We find two forces confronting one another -- the
> > world of the declining upper classes who like to preserve
> > conditions and the feeling of hatred in the lower classes -- an
> > astral life projected against the dominating few by the masses.
> > You will find more info regarding Mammon in The Fall of the
> > of Darkness, but I don't have the page references handy."
> > So, it would appear that Mammon is both the spirit of money and
> > it can buy, and the spirit of hindrance (and plague, apparently?).
> > More lectures I need to track down and buy - weren't on the
> > lib. Anyone knowing another source online, please advise.
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