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  • Joel
    Having a hard time locating the Cappel/Chappel book Hidden wisdom in fairy tales online - any advice? ... titled - ... In this ... interpreted and ...
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      Having a hard time locating the Cappel/Chappel book "Hidden wisdom in
      fairy tales" online - any advice?

      --- In steiner@yahoogroups.com, "M.Telford" <mtelford@b...> wrote:
      > Dear Joel,
      >
      > Try a book by Evelyn Chappel (or Cappel - I'll look it up tonight),
      titled -
      > "The Wisdom in Fairy Tales". She is a Christian Community Priest.
      In this
      > book you will find some of the Christ Parables which are
      interpreted and
      > relate specifically to the forces of Mammon. From memory, the
      parables point
      > to Mammon being an invaluable force in the evolution of mankind. I
      will
      > re-read it this weekend myslef.
      > Cheers,
      > M Telford
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Joel" <afc@h...>
      > To: <steiner@yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
      Foundations
      > > of Esotericism, p. 235]
      > >
      > > 1) Events occurred 1840s-1870s called the battle between the
      hosts of
      > > the archangel known to Christian esotericism as Michael and the
      hosts
      > > of the god Mammon.
      > >
      > > 2) That the god Mammon is a god of hindrances who places
      destructive
      > > things in the path of progress. Mammon is the creator of quite
      > > definite forms which work disturbingly in human life in the
      sphere of
      > > 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
      schools
      > > must rouse a progressive thinking in the inmost depths of the
      human
      > > 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
      the
      > > text]. They are hindered, held back by what the god Mammon brings
      > > about. We find two forces confronting one another -- the
      sentimental
      > > world of the declining upper classes who like to preserve
      antiquated
      > > 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
      Spirits
      > > of Darkness, but I don't have the page references handy."
      > >
      > >
      > > So, it would appear that Mammon is both the spirit of money and
      what
      > > it can buy, and the spirit of hindrance (and plague, apparently?).
      > > More lectures I need to track down and buy - weren't on the
      Steiner e-
      > > lib. Anyone knowing another source online, please advise.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > > Recommended books by Rudolf Steiner at:
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      > >
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