RE: [steiner] Averroes
- "Mathew Morrell" <tma4cbt@...> wrote:
>Steiner tells us that the intellectual or mind soul epoch came to an end in 1413and that the consciousness soul epoch will last until around 3600 AD.
>In "Three Streams in Human Evolution", Steiner mentions the Spanish-
>Arabian scholar Averroes. This was a man influenced by the 7th
>century, Arabian mystery center, The Academy of Jundi Sabur. They
>taught a form of transcendence, although flawed, capable of exacting
>intense scientific knowledge from the universe.
At the time of the culmination of the intellectual soul is when Michael decreed that Cosmic Intelligence was to be transferred to mankind. By the time of the Mystery of Golgotha individuals were functioning from the heritage of this Intellectual Soul, where head and heart forces mingle. Not so in Arabism.
You quote Averroes :
"When a man dies, it is only the substance of his soul that flows into the universal spirituality. Man has no personal individuality; all that is soul in separate men is merely a reflection of the one universal soul."
Here Averroes is articulating a concept of man that is at once universal and transcendent, but also, in the personal level, completely meaningless and non-essential, and therefore capable of achieving only carnal gratification."
Well, actually what Averroes was teaching is that thinking, "active intellect" decayed
with the body after death. The belief that 'active intelligence" returned to the spiritual
world where it was taken over by the Cosmic Intelligence which "remained cosmic" is most exactly what caused the great debate that arose between Thomas Aquinos and Averroes.
Averroes did no understand that Cosmic Intelligence has been poured down from the cosmos and given to men, because he was stuck in the consequences of what occurred
due to Harun al Raschid refusing to "relinquish Mohammedanism in the spirit world"
after his death. The Christic Impulse that began, or at least, began to be made
possible to work into the thinking of mankind, was circumvented in Islamic thought
due to Harun al Raschild's rejection of christiainity in the spirit world after his death.
The School of Chartres was established in order to help counter what Arabism was
going to bring forth in the world during the 11th & 12th century.
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