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Evil …

The logic of “evil” is odd. Evil requires, for meaning at the conceptual level, Good. Each is married to the “other”. The next level of odd, has to do with the truth, which is that not only are Good&Evil married, that marriage is an embodied reflection of aspects of the Divine Mystery Itself.

In my book “The Art of God: an actual theory of Everything”, I write there, as part of the modern conception of God, the idea that observable reality reveals God is distributed, with the same virtues we notice in distributed computing. Keep in mind that distributed computing is useful both to solve certain mathematical/scientific questions requiring a lot of processing power, and it is also a fertile field for “bots” running/dancing to the selfish songs born in black-hat hacking.

If we are a sensible person, we also see how in life individuals make decisions, which decisions effect other folks as well. These “choices” (whether between good&evil, or some other duality) effect the world. We author the choice, and as an aspect of that it is the distributed god&devilwithin us, that chooses.

A sane understanding of Goethean science would cause folk to realize that spirit is everywhere right next to matter. Another married duality. Angels&demons. Men&women.

If we look within, at our feelings, that the properly chastised L. Ron Hubbard misnamed “the reactive mind”, we find another married duality, generally labeled: sympathy&antipathy. Here – in these feelings – is a tendency to move toward what we like, and away from what we do not like. This reactive feeling life, with its dual nature, has deep roots. In a certain Way, these feelings are “intelligence”, even if later we cannot articulate “reasons” for why we did what we did.

Rudolf Steiner described his view of the macrocosmic reality as containing another duality, which he named: Lucifer&Ahriman. The logos (logical) nature of such married dualities is that they are also united, and always a whole. There is no meaning if they are conceived as separate. Steiner taught that Christ was in between these two, and that Life was about our learning how to personally maintain the right relationship among polar conditions – we are the In Between that balances.

The use of the word Christ involves us with a more pressing problem, as regards the religious history of the world. To resolve this means first off to see the rise of the three patriarchal monotheisms as a reflection in the “earth” sphere of macrocosmic qualities – the Divine Mystery is not just Christ, but Allah and Jehovah simultaneously. All duality is in reality a trinity.

There is a social/spiritual set of observations called “Theory U”. It finds that if there is a descent, then there is also an ascent, again a duality. In the case of the Hebrews – who guided the spiritual descent into matter – they became people of the law. Very strict rules, which according to Steiner made possible the creation of a quite definite strain of genetic inheritance. Some work&order was necessary for there to be an avatar body, in which a God might be able to live for a time.

Rules and obedience. The Hebraic Divinity appears in multiple ways, including phenomena like burning bushes, pillars of cloud, and seas that obey the prayers of wizards. The old Testament is filled with dreamers dreaming, and poet-kings singing. Remnants of the goddess religions being slowly subsumed, as the three anti-feminine patriarchal monotheisms began the work of imprinting themselves on the world.

Descent needed to followed by ascent. The earth-impression of the Divine Mystery is complex, and while on the one hand both the Hebrew – and already being born Christian religions – there also needed to be a balancing upward movement. Earth and Heaven being woven together, with the last “people of the book” – Islam, being deeply connected to the Mother, to the social heart – the family, and to the Idea of Surrender. We forget history’s song, when we judge Islam and do not recognize that during Europe’s dark age, Islam flowered with genius everywhere.

All three are being destroyed from within, through the advocates of my way or the highway, a common human foible that insures that social forms evolve. Another repetition of the primary marriage of polar states of consciousness.

Part of the current world situation is made especially acute, due to the fact that we feel we are a separate self, over here, while there is an outside/experienced world that is not us. Another duality, that is fundamentally a trinity, which totality itself is a unity, a marriage not in name only. No wonder Christ urges us to cleave to each other, and become again as little children.

Every human being is their own Path. Be yourself; and, I hope the above meditation on “Evil …” has been useful.

for a much longer contemplation: “The Mystery of Evil in the Light of the Sermon on the Mount”

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List of Blog posts, from the beginning …. over 250 and counting. If you are looking for a specific post, and remember some key words of the title, use the find function on you browser. You also could just seek out a noun or verb or two, and get lucky.

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[1] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/05/24/viral-madness-nfl-trump-and-company/

[2] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/06/vengeance-is-mine-saith-the-lord/

[3] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/06/the-a-i-scam/

[4] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/06/america-the-real/

[5] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/12/paying-attention-is-useful/

[6] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/17/in-a-world-of-too-many-lies-living-our-personal-truth-matters/

[7] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/06/29/a-gospel-good-news-of-the-now/

[8] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/07/02/physics-as-poetry-probably-wasted-or-not-posted-here-and-on-facebook/

[9] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/07/05/the-road-is-hard-which-is-precisely-as-it-should-be/

[10] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/07/05/tilt-a-whirls-and-other-strange-eddies-in-the-carnival-of-the-seas-of-time/

[11] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/07/11/the-tragic-limits-of-rudolf-steiner/

[12] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/07/12/how-to-win-the-war-against-the-oligarchy/

[13] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/08/31/recent-items-i-posted-to-facebook-friends/

[14] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/09/15/attitude-adjustment/

[15] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/09/21/the-hidden-whole-of-the-hole/

[16] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/09/23/a-brother-passes/

[17] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/10/26/the-alien-invasion-is-now/

[18] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/01/a-letter-to-the-folks-at-the-upcoming-natural-science-section-meeting-in-eastern-new-york/

[19] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/19/scenes-from-the-other-side/

[20] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/22/this-thanksgiving-i-am-grateful-for-the-trump-event/

[21] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/28/i-die-more-everyday/

[22] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/28/i-need-a-job-better-yet-work/

[23] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/11/29/real-news/

[24] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/12/04/what-if-god-wrote-a-book-that-everyone-could-read/

[25] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/12/06/a-poem-to-forty-one/

[26] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/12/11/victory-at-the-edges-of-faerie/

[27] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2018/12/21/ustoo/ #ustoo

[28] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/03/19/sign/ this is the first offering of a new news network, aka SIGN: Spiritually Intuitively Grounded News.

[29] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/03/20/721/ SIGN: the Hopi Prophecy of the True White Brother.

[30] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/03/21/724/ SIGN “porn”

[31] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/03/23/729/ SIGN “porn”

[32] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/

[33] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/12/a-song-on-the-web-of-lies/

[34] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/13/the-second-american-revolution/

[35] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/15/abortion/

[36] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/15/tree-folk-and-other-invisible-friends/

[37] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/15/872/ it was a song of woe, an old song

[38] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/15/nuts-and-dolts/

[39] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/15/written-on-moms-day/

[40] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/29/it-is-an-ill-wind-that-blows-no-good/

[41] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/06/29/885/ disease vectors, and other confusions

[42] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/01/eros-in-a-minor-key/

[43] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/03/how-do-i-know-who-i-am/

[44] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/10/a-love-letter-to-the-friends-of-rudolf-steiners-anthroposophy/

[45] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/12/example-post/ “Evil”

[46] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/13/the-mother-of-all-fears/

[47] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/15/end-times-dreaming/

[48] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/19/rovism/

[49] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/22/overcoming-rovism/

[50] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/27/memories-in-the-dreaming/

[51] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/05/white-trash/

[52] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/05/lost-chances/

[53] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/09/the-lyre-of-experience/

[54] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/13/eros-provocation-and-intoxication/

[55] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/20/bits-and-pieces/

[56] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/21/more-of-an-old-mans-dreams/

[57] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/22/who-can-actually-own-the-earth-but-she-herself/

[58] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/27/more-silly-facebook-word-messes/

[59] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/08/31/the-return-of-the-wild/

[60] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/09/11/some-steiner-on-ceremonial-magic-and-the-elemental-kingdoms/

[61] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/09/12/more-weird-shit-i-posted-on-facebook/

[62] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/09/15/monsters-from-the-id/

[63] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/09/18/everyone-needs-to-come-out-of-their-closet/

]64] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/09/23/in-the-dark-of-the-night/

[65] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/04/more-facebook-rants-in-my-pants/

[66] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/13/tiger-saucy-has-words-with-native-americans/

[67] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/15/tiger-saucy-contemplates-the-quantum-nature-of-the-orgasm/

[68] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/15/new-art-not-purposed-yet/

[69] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/23/theres-a-fire-in-the-valley-where-it-all-began/

[70] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/rudolf-steiner-on-elemental-beings-karma-ceremonial-magic/

[71] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/tiger-saucy-writes-an-open-letter-to-greta-thunberg/

[72] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/11/08/tiger-saucy-tells-of-some-overlooked-features-of-the-true-story-of-religions/

[73] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/11/14/the-magic-of-individual-political-spirituality/

[74] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/11/24/the-polarities-of-intimacy/

[75] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/01/tiger-saucys-first-video/

[76] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/05/film-laments/

[77] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/08/introducing-neal-stephenson-the-smartest-writer-i-know/

[78] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/09/unasked-for-advice/

[79] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/10/morning-ennui/

[80] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/10/morning-ennui/

[81] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/18/yule-tide-yearnings/

[82] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/18/enders-game/

[83] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/26/silent-day-holy-day/

[84] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/12/29/a-world-in-denial/

[85] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/05/the-madness-of-king-trump/

[86] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/05/cosmic-humor/

[87] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/09/the-role-of-sentiment-in-film-arts-a-review-of-star-wars-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker/

[88] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/11/after-nap-musings/

[89] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/14/wandering-in-the-conceptual-jungles-of-psyche-speak/

[90] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/21/the-undertow-of-great-events/

[91] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/23/the-judith-von-halle-mystique-mistake/

[92] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/26/the-tree-as-symbol-in-the-song-of-the-world/

[93] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/01/29/realitys-open-secret/

[94] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/01/pain-pleasure-consciousness/

[95] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/07/helping-boys-become-men-as-civilization-evolves/

[96] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/07/i-would-like-some-help-for-which-i-have-no-money-to-offer-in-exchange/

[97] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/09/fate-fortune-and-politricks/

[98] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/11/are-we-having-fun-yet/

[99] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/12/the-barbarians-are-inside-the-gate/

100] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/14/a-song-of-the-ancestors-a-tale-of-loss-and-wonder/

[101] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/15/rhubarbs-dilemma/

[102] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/17/1946/ The Michael School and the End of Western Civilization

[103] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/21/luciferic-and-ahrimanic-forces/

[104] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/27/anthroposophy-and-christianity-an-update/

[105] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/02/29/the-causal-element-in-viral-and-bacterial-diseases/

[106] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/01/sunday-musings-after-watching-marvels-captain-america-the-first-defender/

[107] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/02/thoughts-on-distinguishing-the-essential-from-the-non-essential/

[108] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/08/the-gravity-of-the-situation/

[109] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/09/the-dance-of-the-furies/

[110] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/10/luci-and-ari-throw-a-ceremonial-gathering-as-mom-sings-the-death-knell-of-western-civilization/

[111] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/10/experimental-what-knots/

[112] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/11/dear-rsf-folks/

[113] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/12/the-psychology-of-pandemics/

[114] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/13/the-pandemic-is-also-a-riddle-for-the-religious/

[115] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/14/the-day-of-fearless-reckoning/

[116] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/22/the-abyss-of-aloneness/

[117] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/22/the-descent-into-shadow/

[118] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/22/the-age-of-the-covid-19-madness/

[119] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/23/the-magic-of-breathing-as-a-possible-aide-for-an-individual-with-the-flu/

[120] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/24/a-world-on-the-verge-of-total-chaos-yet-why/

[121] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/28/death-dying/

[122] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/03/30/fighting-back-the-war-of-love-in-the-age-of-callous-indifference-to-the-suffering-of-others/

[123] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/01/there-are-those-who-assert-that-america-is-a-christian-nation/

[124] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/02/the-role-of-skepticism-in-the-practice-of-science/

[125] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/03/so-while-anthros-were-not-paying-attention/

[126] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/07/underworld-temple/

[127] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/10/the-mystery-of-technology/

[128] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/10/dreams-i-wish-i-never-had/

[129] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/19/she-has-the-whole-world-in-his-hands/

[130] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/22/who-said-the-gods-have-no-sense-of-humor/

[131] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/23/conceptual-pollution/

[132] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/24/america-strong/

[133] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/24/the-last-time-i-nearly-died/

[134] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/26/the-pandemic-pandemonium/

[135] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/27/if-you-are-a-steiner-student/

[136] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/27/there-are-two-books-written-by-the-divine-mystery-and-neither-of-them-appears-in-printed-form/

[137] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/28/all-the-necessary-answers-to-pandemic-pandemonium/

[138] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/28/pagan-anthroposophy-the-rising-of-the-sun-in-the-mind-in-german-and-english/

[139] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/02/a-view-from-an-other-side-of-the-mountain/

[140] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/04/i-am-taking-up-a-project-which-i-may-not-live-to-complete/

[141] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/14/so-here-humanity-is-collectively-experiencing-a-rite-of-transformation-believing-it-is-a-horror-show-when-in-fact-it-is-a-great-gift/

[142] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/14/electricity-a-devotional-and-artistic-representation/

[143] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/16/the-nature-of-the-war-against-humanity-and-the-role-of-the-multinational-corporation/

[144] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/17/meeting-the-beings-connected-to-our-electrical-technology/

[145] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/28/the-consciousness-of-crows/

[146] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/29/here-he-comes-to-save-the-day-mighty-mouse-is-on-the-way/

[147] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/30/for-people-of-faith-of-whatever-rite/

[148] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/31/the-big-lie/

[149] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/01/i-had-an-idea-once/

[150] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/04/riots-and-such/

[151] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/06/language-fakeouts/

[152] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/07/epistimelogical-arts-and-crafts/

[153] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/12/the-theology-of-the-germ-theory-of-dis-ease/

[154] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/13/anthroposophical-madness/

[155] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/18/dear-lord-please-save-us-all-from-experts/

[156] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/19/saturday-afternoon-at-the-end-of-the-world/

[157] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/19/just-enough-rope/

[158] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/23/the-myth-of-artificial-intelligence/

[159] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/25/the-mystery-of-technology-in-the-light-of-the-emerald-tablet/

[160] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/26/lies-damn-lies-statistics-aka-western-civilization-and-its-discontents/

[161] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/29/logical-problems-with-the-present-narrative-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-pandemonium/

[162] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/30/most-people-with-coronavirus-wont-spread-it-why-do-a-few-infect-many/

[163] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/01/the-joker-is-wild/

[164] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/02/the-tsunami-of-future-history/

[165] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/04/the-joke-yolk-yoke-is-on-us/

[166] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/04/faerie-tales/

[167] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/08/once-upon-a-cross-the-pond-a-faerie-tale/

[168] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/11/rage-impotence-and-depression/

[169] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/13/the-doors-in-the-sky-the-keys-to-the-cave-under-the-mountain/

[170] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/19/please-be-advised-due-to-the-ongoing-calamity-the-future-is-being-rebooted/

[171] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/19/love-letters-to-the-new-york-times/

[172] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/07/30/fight-or-flight-the-post-pandemic-pandemonium-culture/

[173] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/08/03/the-lost-landscape-of-mystery/

[174] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/08/06/a-stand-a-lever-and-a-fulcrum/

[175] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/08/07/in-my-book-american-phoenix-i-write-about-the-collapse-of-civilization/

[176] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/08/25/the-cutting-edge-of-anthroposophical-research/

[177] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/09/01/tragedy-in-anthroposophia-land/

[178] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/09/07/color/

[179] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/09/27/earth-motherholy-mother-and-the-mystery-rite-of-the-plandemic-pandemonium-reboot/

[180] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/01/comedy-of-fools/

[181] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/11/why-are-so-many-dying/

[182] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/12/game-set-match/

[183] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/13/future-technology-and-magic/

[184] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/18/hocus-pocus/

[185] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/22/covid-confusion/

[186] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/27/the-redemption-of-belief/

[187] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/30/when-we-were-are-twelve/

[188] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/30/the-attempted-theft-of-dreams/

[189] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/10/31/the-climate-change-delusion/

[190] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/05/to-go-where-no-one-has-gone-before/

[191] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/15/the-beast-from-the-abyss/

[192] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/16/healing-broken-dreams/

[193] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/16/let-me-sum-up-what-i-know-and-i-dont-expect-you-to-buy-into-any-of-it/

[194] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/16/blessed-are-those-who-have-not-seen-and-yet-believe/

[195] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/16/welcome-to-the-real-zombie-apocalypse/

[196] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/17/music-thought-the-end-of-the-world/

[197] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/19/covid-19-and-the-law/

[198] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/20/situational-anarchy/

[199] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/21/happy-covid-thanksgiving/

[200] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/29/tea-with-mom/

[201] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/11/30/rudolf-steiners-agony/

[202] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/12/09/the-word-work-of-dr-tom-cowan/

[203] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/12/17/amicus-curiae/

[204] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/12/20/fires-in-california/

[205] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/03/a-circuit-board-is-an-unusual-object/

[206] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/08/sciences-demons-from-descartes-to-darwin-and-beyond/

[207] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/11/a-land-of-rascals/

[208] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/12/the-story/

[209] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/23/the-role-of-expert-witnesses-in-environmental-law-cases/

[210] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/01/29/madness-and-the-metamorphose-of-a-civilization/

[211] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/02/the-mystery-of-the-covid-plague-in-the-light-of-the-primal-paradox/

[212] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/04/qanon-points-of-view/

[213] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/10/the-real-long-con/

[214] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/17/social-forms-are-alive-yet-dying-and-becoming-at-this-threshold-moment/

[215] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/17/3008/ aka: “Familiar Spirits and the Education of a Shaman”

[216] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/17/a-confession-of-anthroposophical-arrogance-and-post-covid23x-structural-riddles/

[217] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/21/dancing-with-aristotelians/

[218] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/04/rebel-anthroposophy/

[219] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/13/an-offering-to-stuart-weeks-and-the-center-for-american-studies-at-concord-on-thanksgiving/

[220] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/13/sunday-ruminations/

[221] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/18/early-meetings-with-the-mother/

[222] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/26/pagan-anthroposophy/

[223] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/28/the-myth-of-the-mutating-virus/

[224] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/28/pagan-anthroposophy-redux/

[225] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/29/practical-pagan-and-zen-anthroposophy/

[226] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/03/30/post-plague-distress-syndrome/

[228] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/03/good-friday/

[229] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/05/more-covid-confusion/

[230] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/asherah-the-erasure-of-the-goddess-in-judaism-and-christianity-by-stephen-clarke/

[231] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/bob-dylan-and-an-initiatory-tradition-in-popular-culture-by-stephen-clarke/

[232] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/the-sacred-geometry-of-our-ancestral-pathways-by-stephen-clarke/

[233] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/09/the-truth-matters/

[234] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/11/eulogy-and-or-celebration/

[235] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/12/the-mystery-of-stuff-and-other-things/

[236] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/14/necromancy-at-cern/

[237] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/18/what-is-military/

[238] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/21/writes-of-spring/

[239] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/23/the-magic-and-mysticism-of-the-word-mathematically-speaking/

[240] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/26/seeing-by-moonlight/

[241] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/30/anthroposophy-and-politricks/

[242] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/05/psychedelics-and-anthroposophy/

[243] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/07/from-the-book-the-contagion-myth/

[244] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/08/with-fear-comes-hopelessness-with-hopelessness-comes-apathy-and-following-apathy-despair-of-the-spirit/

[245] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/09/contents-page-of-the-way-of-the-fool/

[246] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/20/liviu-plesoianu-wrote-a-book-the-real-great-reset/

[247] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/24/business-proposal/

[248] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/27/surviving-the-great-plague-with-the-kindness-of-strangers/

[249] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/05/29/anthroposophy-and-three-science-fiction-television-master-works/

[250] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/06/01/the-genius-of-frank-herbert-author-of-the-dune-series-of-science-fiction-novels/

[251] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/06/01/dear-the-nature-institute-folk/

[252] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/06/01/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone/

https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/08/23/secondary-searchable-list-alas-no-numbers-although-the-order-is-true/

CLASSICAL GAS

CLASSICAL GAS

In Star Wars, chapter four, Obi-wan Kenobi suddenly becomes very faint, with a look of horror upon his face: “I feel a great disturbance in the Force.” That is the moment the Death Star is first used to destroy a whole planet, in a single “blast”, from the Death Star’s chief weapon.

Are Thoresen (he had a “vision” during a difficult Covid-trial) is in America, giving lectures, and the Idea of an annual Vidar Rite for August 20th emerges. I have even read that Vidar has replaced Michael as time spirit, or some such looks like Loki inspired “new revelation”.

The Steiner quote on Vidar, offered by Andrew I believe, does not suggest such ideas. Where are they coming from?

My view is who cares? There are all these spirit beings, some of them have more than one name. Big deal. I need to hear some detail as to why this is important to Americans, and those concepts need to be from a source better than a fever dream.

Why? Good question.

There is a tale, about RS, where he was asked why he never came to America, and the alleged reply was: “I’d have to be silent for five years, before I could speak”.

I had an Imagination, almost four decades ago, where I was helped to see that when the European soul comes to America, its astral nature is such that it can’t become grounded – connected as it were. In Geographic Medicine, Steiner points out that the double of Europeans is not as strong as those who incarnate in America, which is why Druid’s and other Celtic priests journeyed to America to study the effects of the double on illness.

One effect, of this inability to become grounded in the geology of the region, leads to folk who are aptly in adoration of all things Steiner, yet who knows – we were encouraged to feel – we would learn more about being an “anthroposophist” from the Europeans, who helped found the A. Society in America. The Imagination showed a leading European teacher, well off the ground, and in a kind of vortex movement, the adoring ones too became disconnected from their roots.

Some years ago I helped put together a conference – in Concord MA – “Conversation in America”. I wrote to Marjorie Spock, who lived in nearby Vermont, and invited her to come and speak. She declined, pointing at the Europeans giving lectures all over the place, about the genius of Herr Dr. Steiner.

She agreed this countless lecturing was not a goodness. [In America the social happens in the circle – sun-sun – each individual voice important, not sun-moon (lecturer and audience)]. She quoted Steiner from the Lectures East and West (or West and East), that Central Europeans have no business doing spiritual teaching for any other folks, given that they lack the ability to enter into the inner life of any other people.

A lot of anthroposophists are encouraged – by example – to be addicted to “authority”. Obviously RS was … well, he just was, and there is no getting around being impressed. I wrote the first sentence of this paragraph in order to point to the social phenomena, where we can observe the generation of cults of personality. Are is magical. JvH is mystical. Prokofieff has many fans, as does Ben-Aharon. Steiner is a Jupiter Sun. Draws the attention of some, such as book readers, and lecture goers, mostly. A world of elite minds in the blossoming of scientific materialism, enchanted by a guy who was the most selfless smartest person in the room.

I met him, when he incarnated for the Culmination. This meeting was on an Internet conversation list, called: the Ark. None of us suspected, and he didn’t know either. Such knowledge would have been impossible to bear. Forgetfulness is truly one of the higher powers.

Harvey had a family. He followed deeply more that one religion. Spoke and wrote in more than one language. A learned man, we might otherwise say. Played classical piano, I believe. I met him three times, when we were both living in Arizona. At that time he had a job teaching English to students of a special high school for the pregnant and delinquent.

He didn’t talk like he wrote, though one time he almost let that out … a gift, and a curse of sorts, … to feel enraptured with the beauty of the world of ideas. I saved a bunch of his emails, and recommend they be read aloud. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/HarveyBornfield.html

Emerson, with his wonderful artistic prose, urges we not put our own heart’s mind, in orbit around that of another.

According to Andrew’s advertisement for the Are talk and stuff: “He has published over 25 papers and 10 books and … “ among other evidence of obvious qualifications. I’ve written over three dozen books, 400 papers, 270 videos, a novel, some short stories and poetry, as well as a film treatment. I have a degree in pre-seminary, as well as a law degree. I’ve been initiated in the Mysteries of the Mother, and met the Lesser and Greater Guardians of the Threshold, as well as having had a modern Pentecost experience. I wrote a book called “Sacramental Thinking”, and another called “American Anthroposophy”.

And nobody invites “me” to give workshops and lectures. I don’t blame them, given that on a number of crucial points I have strong disagreements about the real issues as regards technology and the spirit, as well as the nature of the practice of Anthroposophy. My first publication to the Internet, in the late ‘90’s: “Outlaw Anthroposophy”. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/oajnr.html

[The Study of Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture Cycles, and the Problem of Cognition – musings on the epistomological swampland of the Anthroposophical Movement

The Anthroposophical Society: Is it a living social form?]

Some folk claim we do spiritual science, but there is no science if one particular set of ideas controls all the media outlets, … a self-perpetuating “in-group” guides, publishing – now weekly – what is approved. Scientists, as we have just observed, don’t agree with each other, although it is possible dominate the media realm with enough money, and/or editorial power.

Next some stuff you won’t hear from Are … or his fans.

The Americas are not like the rest of the world. We got the Western migrations from Atlantis, asserts RS. He also sez that the soul of the human being, during each new incarnation, involves an interaction between the incarnating spirit, and the local geology. Think of geology in its ethereal sense.

Each point of “space” is a material realm joined to a non-material realm. This next is worth the trouble: a point can be made up of an infinite weaving of planes. This infinite weaving of planes is the ethereal, and is essentially larger than the point manifested in the material. So, when Are touches, what he sees as the elemental kingdom, that which stands hidden in the point of touch is infinite in It’s Nature. She has the whole world in His Hands.

“In It (the Word) was Life, and the Life was the Light of the World.”

The Hopi oral history speaks of their migrations ending, at a place that they named: “the place the world was first made solid”. Their prophecies spoke of a coming time, marked by three great world-wide catastrophes, of which modern Hopi believe that the first two crises were the two world wars of the 20th Century.

The third, according to their Lore, will involve the appearance of the Pahana, or the “true” white brother. They had been told to expect a white race that would come and claim the land as their own, and that this might mean the end of their way of life. If, however, if … the Red Symbol takes command of the four forces of nature for the benefit of the Sun.

The Red Symbol is the Rose-Cross, which needs to join with the Sacred Heart, (that is, the Way of Gnosis joins hands with the Way of Faith). This combination will then make possible the remembering of the Mother (the Four Forces of Nature), and the relationship of Her to Him (to the Hopi, Christ was still a Sun-Being).

The above inner act (the remembering of the Goddess Natura) is what it means to be a “true” white brother. This is both easy as pie, and worth attending to on purpose. The tricky part is to realize we have to go down, into the true dark of the own soul.

We all have wounds of soul. We have a world today full of walking wounded. There is a brotherhood and sisterhood of living in the school of hard knocks and shared pain.

Hopi Lore speaks of there being a Red Kachina, and a Blue Kachina. Hot and Cold. Lucifer and Ahriman. Too much anthro-talk seems to put it that we are on the Path, if we can somehow banish L and A. Marriage is the truer Way. Have to own that we are not just of the “good”, but simultaneously of the “bad”.

This Americas’ shamanistic rite of passage involves going to the Underworld. Where Christ went on Saturday of Holy Week. Some Earth Religions (of the Mothers) speak of the Lost Cities, or of Faerie and the Fae.

In Star Wars chapter Five, Luke is being trained by Yoda in swamp filled jungle. He finds himself in a large earthy cavern, with roots and such in the way. He fights what appears to be Darth Vader (Vidar?), and knocks him to the ground. Upon taking Darth’s mask off of his face, it is Luke’s face looking out at him.

In chapter Eight, Rey (the hero is now a young girl), seeks instruction from Luke, who has disappeared. She finds him on an isolated island, and has a dream where she falls into water, climbs out into a cave, and runs into the double mirror out to infinity images of herself.

The Paths in the Americas are not like either systems of initiation, or enlightenment. Shamanism is very much a Moon Wisdom, but all the more important because we humans are both Sun and Moon.

Certain powers of the Beings of the Moon Sphere were so great, They had to build Their own realm, along side ours. Steiner’s return of the Moon is a spiritual event, already ongoing. Steiner, like all of us, didn’t know everything, and when you learn mostly (perhaps too much) Steiner, you’ve harmed yourself, and us as well.

I am more interested in what you think yourself, then in what you read in Steiner.

The Return of the Moon is ongoing in the present. Ancient Rites for evoking the Goddess remembered (Wicca and Class Lessons – Ceremonial Magic Arts and Crafts). Carl Sagan’s “Demon Haunted World”, and we Steiner fans dance all time with the minions of Lucifer and Ahriman.

What does a Coven do? Naked folk getting intoxicated, and dancing in circles by the light of the moon. All in a ceremonial fashion, which most often in ancient times actually resulted in communion-with the realms of the invisibles, especially the limitless wild of the Mothers.

We all need to be known. Expressing our individuality, and accepting the individuality of others gives riches, and That is a given wherever two or more are gathered.

As to the World, … we jumped off that cliff a long time ago. All are now in free-fall. And, if we look around us there are still some forces of life. A baby, a sign of future becoming. Justice slowly grinding towards certainty. What individual changes in soul and spirit come with the Covid-trial?

Eight Billion sparks, dancing to their own music. The Hopi call this time: “The Day of Purification”. John the Baptist said that the One coming after him would baptize us all in Fire and Holy Breath.

Is there cause for Hope? I have it on Good Authority that everyone is the right person, in the right place, at the right time. I personally trust the Divine Mystery, and They seem to trust us.

Some times various fans of Steiner sez, will evoke Michael … as an authority. Unless I misunderstand matters of spiritual hierarchy, the Mother and the Son, who I “work” for, are Michael’s bosses.

The Pharaoh Foundation

this is not the Foundation, which is Here…

The next below is some personal references/aka: bibliographic meditations. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt were initiates in the mysteries. The link just above is a Map for Individuals, and Associations of individuals (companies, schools, communities and so forth), that want to find a Way to a Social Wisdom that unites Science, Art, and Religion.

While this writer is the initiating Founder of the Pharaoh Foundation, my main function is as a kind of Librarian. Uniting ancient and modern religions, something especially needed in this Age of Confusion and Chaos.

The Secrets of the Will, via Franz Bardon’s -three volume – remarkable works on the ancient Hermetic Science of the Egyptians (aka: Magic) For example: “Initiation into Hermetics” – ten sets of exercises, each Step working on Magic Mental Training; Magic Psychic Training; and, Magic Physical Training. Training the will.

The Secrets of the Life of Feeling, in the works of Valentin Tomberg, such as “Meditations on the Tarot – A Journey into Christian Hermeticism”, and the “Art of the Good – On the Regeneration of Fallen Justices”, aka: a Path of Mystical Arts and Adventures … Releasing/empowering the own heart’s mind.

The Secrets of the Life of Thought, in the works of Rudolf Steiner, such as “The Philosophy of Freedom”, and “Goethe’s Theory of Knowledge”: aka: a Science of Knowing. How to act consciously in the realm of Living Thought. The secrets of the will in thinking: the attention and the intention. What to observe, and what to love.

All the above, is bathed in the Light of both the modern Sun, and the ancient Moon wisdoms, aka: Remembering the Holy Earth Mother (She who has the whole world in His Hands), for example:

https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2022/06/30/a-shamans-guide-to-the-covid-mystery/

There is/are more salt, for this culinary confection, … the men above are essentially European initiates. The following Americans include a woman, whose down to Earth thought is as wonderful as a sunrise in the own heart’s mind. The Americas are lands of ancient Earth Moon Wisdoms, shamans all, going into the dark waters of the Self, through the Mother’s Medicines for remembering we are not just a physical body.

Flying High – a Stoner’s Guide to Enlightenment, Living Thinking, and Shamanistic Self-Initiationhttps://www.lulu.com/shop/joel-a-wendt-and-holy-mother-earth-mother-/flying-high/paperback/product-ge526k.html?page=1&pageSize=4

The three of us met online, in a discussion group called the Ark, that had existed mostly from 1997 to 2003.

Her inner magician/mystic generated Catherine MacCoun’s “On Becoming an Alchemist – guide for the modern magician” Modestly, she remarks, her goal was to create a fusion of Christian and Tibetan Alchemy.

Tales out of school: She was born and raised a Catholic. She started having spiritual experiences at age 17, just after her mother had died by suicide. She had a deep love interest, who was chronically ill, and died relatively young. That reminded me of the life of the poet: Novalis,

She was a serious student of the Tibetan Lama Choygam Trungpa, for over 15 years. At one point in her life, a Tibetan Buddhist monk showed up at her door, asking if he could do yard work, which she had clearly at that time been neglecting.

The Ark’s previous name was: “Anthroposophia”, which meant that Rudolf Steiner, and friends, were a frequent subject. Also Valentin Tomberg.

In the year 2000, Christ asked* her to go to Morocco (she spoke French), to experience Ramadan. She met and was invited to spend those days, in the Women’s part of the house, of a large family. When 9/11 2001 happened we knew why one of us had to find the Islamic cultural reality, instead of the hysterical material in the News.

*[I’ve been “asked”, and it basically came down to seeing a potential future … in my case, joining the Catholic Church, which I did about three years later after the “dream”, which also included a “vison”]

She was brilliant and well informed on many topics. This was a puzzle to me, until I remembered that she made her living helping people write the books they wanted to write. One could learn a lot from such clients.

shaman and scholar, Stephen Clarke:

Stephen wrote a book called “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind”. He was visited by apparitions of various kinds, and obviously felt a lot of fear, given the lack of control. When he choose to love these Beings everything changed, and he found himself in the Realms of the Underworld, the Lost Cities, or the lands of Faerie and the Fae – full of powers and principalities, all gently ruled by the Holy Earth Mother.

Read the Emerald Tablet, and take a look at Tomberg’s Arcanum XI, Force, which symbol shows a woman gently caressing the fierce jaws of a beast, as it surrenders to its nature.

Stephen was a car mechanic by trade … high end European cars. He called his place of business: “Mozart’s Garage. He lived in Santa Fe. It was the cleanest garage I had ever seen. The large office was filled with book selves, easily a thousand.

Living in the South West of America, he carefully cultivated relationships with the local healers (shamans), whose practices worked, and who had a marvelous set of conceptions about human existence. While there one day he spoke to me of spending as much as $800 dollars a month for the phone.

He tolerated the Anthroposophical Society, until it held a conference of spiritual teachers from all over the world, while not inviting a singe teacher from the Americas.

He had regular gatherings with the Mother & Friends, which he described as conversation over tea. From his work, I have come to call my Mother experiences to being in communion-with a luminous darkness. No visual presence, just enveloping warmth and sharing via the spoken word.

A few of his works, available for free …

https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/asherah-the-erasure-of-the-goddess-in-judaism-and-christianity-by-stephen-clarke/

[231] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/bob-dylan-and-an-initiatory-tradition-in-popular-culture-by-stephen-clarke/

[232] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/04/06/the-sacred-geometry-of-our-ancestral-pathways-by-stephen-clarke/

Last, but not least, a Wizard-Fool … me, Joel A. Wendt, “White-privileged, Christian, son of Montana, American citizen, shaman, and professional heretic” By the way, a Wizard is different than a magician. They are fool-tools, who when they act it is not them that makes the effects, but the Mystery Themselves. “Familiar Spirts and the Education of a Shaman” ” https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/17/3008/

I am a “walk-in”. I did not enter a physical/astral/ethereal body, until it had been lived in by another for 31 years. Since, the “change”, the Gods and Goddesses have messed with me a lot. Mostly normal stuff, the school of hard knocks and shared pain. Met the Mother. Met Christ. Met the Burning Bush. Had an ongoing experience of the Wind, whose inadequate representation in words might be: the Fullness of “Presence”, and the Presence of “Fullness”.

For example, various spiritual entities have let me come to believe/know? prior incarnations. Starts with Socrates, then goes on to St. Matthew, and lately George Washington and Clara Barton. I have confessed all this in various biographical writings, so it seemed better to confess it right from the start. Are they true?

Once upon a email exchange, with several recipients, I was accused of being a liar. My Lady responded: I have never before known such an honest man. He tells the truth even if the results are against his own interest.

Around the time of the change, a co-worker stood before my desk, saying: “there once was a man named Wendt, whose mind became boggled and bent. One fine sunny day, Wendt went away, and no one knew where Wendt went.”

About three years into the “change”, my twice married and divorced, intimate friend of many years (we had three children together) … said: You know, you’ve become a completely different person. You don’t talk the same, or walk the same, or sit the same. Nor do you think the same.

I do have certain skill sets, for which I will accept no causal responsibility, whatsoever. Or to put it another way, I have gifts, that often function like curses, and it is fairly certain that I have not made the best use of them.

“The Art of God – an actual theory of Everything” In this book, written after initiation experiences, with both the Mother (Epiphany 2008); and the Son, over the winter of 2009/2010 … I Reformatted the Religious Question into a Theory, after which I placed it into the stream of Natural Science, claiming for it a superior explanatory Idea of Reality, that marries a science of matter, to a science of spirit, giving a far better explanation of where we came from, how we got here, and where are we going next.

I did not argue against scientific materialism (all is matter, there is no spirit), I just added ideas of a science of spirit to that of matter. Evolution – of the physical body, and evolution of consciousness are both real It is just that we are not an accident – that followed a miracle, and there exists Goethean Science that proves it, while giving us a better understanding of the spirit and soul nature of the human being. as well as finding a new inner expanse, waiting and full of life-invisible. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/artofgod.html

Around 2004, I started a fast to lose weight. About ten days into this experience, I began to have visions every morning on the bridge between sleeping and waking. The fast lasted 45 days, and I took copious notes. Over the next year I wrote my first self-published book: “The Way of the Fool”, which was an effort to build a bridge between exoteric (Faith) Christianity, and esoteric (Gnosis) Christianity. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/twotf.html

“Saving the Catholic (universal and Christian) Religion, from the failing institutional Church”. After I posted this to my website (see CV), I walked down the driveway to mail a Netflix DVD. All of a sudden a river of squirrels, erupted from both wooded sides of the driveway, and jumped and chattered back and forth … I felt the Goddess Natura was happy with my offering. http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/SavingCatholicReligion.html

CV: http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/thetree.html

From the wonderful movie: “A Monster Calls” imdb.com/title/tt3416532/

Just one of many artistic visions, that come from the returning of a lost past, Faerie and the Fae (aka: She who has the whole world in Her Hands).

Nature has an interior sentient consciousness, just as do we. One of Her virtues is that of Wholeness. Steiner said the we are Nature looking at Herself. Or as Emerson has it: “Nature is a thought incarnate and turns to thought again as ice becomes water and then gas. The world is mind precipitated, and the volatile essence is forever escaping into the state of free thought.”

Other visions of the Return of Faerie: Annihilation; Arrival; and Stranger Things. Moon wisdoms have caves, and hidden watercourses, for communion-with, and worship of, such powers as live in Rogue Weather, or Climate Change, or the Four Horseman (Plague, Famine, Conquest, and, Death), or Thunder and Lightening, and in flood and earthquake. Moon and Earth are Living Beings, not things.

It Is Not Necessary to Believe any of the above mental wanderings.

All the same, I have hopes and dreams. I need help inaugurating a magically active annual Ritual, on each Earth Day. This would involve as many as possible filing lawsuits on this day, where the named Plaintiff is the Planet. In the human legal/political world, we are Her Voice. If a Corporation can be a Person before the Law, than certainly a Planet can be a Person before the Law.

For details: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/shamans-law-firm/

In Her own voice, we experience Rogue Weather, … She rides the Four Horseman: Plague, Famine, Conquest, and Death. When we are helped by Divine Providence, that’s Her. Gravity … Her. Light, Life, Fate, and Breath … the Father’s Ideas Manifested: Him.

We are trusted by Them, within the reach of our own will, via the guidance of the own heart’s mind. It would not hurt us to Trust (have Faith in) Them, as regards the Big Picture.

Tears are optional, and we are never alone, whatever our state of Being.

Matthew 11:28-30: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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A Shaman’s Guide to the Covid Mystery

A Shaman’s Guide to the Covid Mystery

Before writing this paper, I did a search of the recent Deepening Anthroposophy PDF for the following terms: Cowan, Stress, Sensitivity, Touch, Will to Live, Immune System, Proliferation, Rainbow, Rate of deaths, and Hauschka. There were no hits. Why those terms are important will be explained below.

All the same, it is entirely possible that such matters were discussed in the many live links in the PDF. I admire all the work the various writers have done, to support their points of view. At the age of 81, I don’t have the patience, or the time, to read all those papers and studies. If I have missed seeing that material there, which I am providing here, I apologize.

“Shaman” is a curious term, given the many people naming themselves in that fashion, such as the fellow who claimed this during the January 6th attack on the Capital building in Washington DC. In an “esoteric” sense, a true shaman (in the way I mean it) is as an individual who has the same spiritual quality as what Enlightenment means in the social East, and Initiation in the social Center. In this case we are referring to the true West, the Americas, where the seeker of the truth must investigate his own darker nature, as part of their education/learning.

My qualifications can be found at my article: “Familiar Spirits and the Education of a Shaman”. (1) Essentially this type of Shaman is in regular contact with the Mother, as an aspect of what might be called an Earth Religion. Such religions are everywhere in our world, being normal for indigenous and aboriginal peoples. In Hermetic Science this kind of Way is called a Moon Wisdom.

Steiner taught us the New Sun Wisdom. As to the Mother, She has the whole world in His Hands.

I am not vaccinated, nor have I ever been “tested”. In fact, I have not had a “flu” vaccine in twenty years, except about six years ago, when my primary care physician urged me to take that year’s version, immediatly then given in her office. That night I had the worst case of “chills” I had ever had. I did not sleep.

My view of this experience is that the Wisdom of the Body (the so-called immune system) was attacking this foreign matter and eliminating it. The “chills” are the long muscles in the arms and legs vibrating in order to create, and direct, more “heat” from the warmth body to use to repel this invasion. When I told my doctor, she assured me that there was no live virus in the vaccine. Still, what was in the vaccine the Wisdom of the Body did not like. “So it goes”, to quote Kurt Vonnegut.

When the Covid riddle first appeared in my Facebook feed, there was a video in circulation, which title used the word: “Plandemic”. What I found fascinating was that not only did links to this video quickly disappear, but that there followed an enormous number of posts attacking the author’s character and qualifications.

Eventually I found the video, and the one point she made, that was perhaps so troubling to her opponents, was that it was all about the “patents”.

In the first post to my blog, on this Covid pandemic, I wondered why people trusted Big Pharma, Politicians, and the Media, given that neither institution had much use for the truth. I also pointed out that (having a law degree, with the high A in Evidence), once (and if) we put Dr. Fauci and others on the stand, in a Court of Law, subject to cross examination and impeachment, they won’t get past this test of their credibility.

About three decades ago, while I was reading a lot of Steiner, I twice read his lectures: “Spiritual Science and Medicine”. Mostly I was learning about polar aspects of the soul and physical life, that manifest in a threefold way, such as thinking, feeling, and willing. Included are his concepts about “form”, which is the ideas of nerve-sense system, heart-lung rhythmic system, and metabolic-limb system. These polaric systems seemed to me to be also features of a living social organism: Cultural Sphere, Political-Legal Sphere, and Economic Sphere.

My main phenomenological studies, beginning at that time in my life, were into the social-political life of humanity.

Relevant to the Covid riddle were his remarks about the “contagion” idea, regarding tiny tiny entities that were being observed in conventional medicine. I will paraphrase: Imagine traveling through an area filled with contented cows, feasting on the verdant grains everywhere present. The illogical thinking was that the cows caused the fields of tasty matter, when this was clearly not the case. If we apply this to the “proliferation” of micro-organisms in the body, the same mistake in cognition appears. The “bugs” are just another symptom, not the cause.

In my own thinking over the years, it became clear that “illness” is something that affects the whole system, not just the parts. This condition of imbalance in the whole then has areas of special weakness, and those are where the “proliferation” takes place.

The reason, I pointed above to the search term “Rainbow”, is the book: “The Invisible Rainbow”, which is about the causal relation between electronic pollution and illness. In the first seventy pages of that book, the author does a review of the scientific studies that appeared in the aftermath of the 1918 “flu” pandemic. There were, at the time, five “centers of outbreak”, that were too far apart, and too simultaneous, such that the idea then of a contagious organism didn’t really work.

There was, however, a shared fact for all five centers, that involved in each case the recent construction of high energy radar facilities in those areas.

Keep in mind that the alleged center of our Covid outbreak was Wuhan China. This is a city with a large elderly population, many of which were smokers, and at the time of the alleged outbreak the area had just become saturated with 5G cell towers. Smokers have lung problems, which is then a weak arena, where micro-organism can the proliferate.

When you add in the current Chinese totalitarian usage of massive observations of their people, via cameras, Wifi and other electrical/technical instruments, they were living in a sea of electronic radiation. Not only that, but these people know they are being observed, which certainly has to be a factor in increasing “Stress” (another term in my search).

Modern medicine is highly materialistic – all is matter there is no spirit. When you go to a regular doctor (yes, anthroposophical medicine is different, but few people have access) you get tested, and quantitative measures are used. From a spiritual point of view, there are aspects which are recognized as factors in illness, which are qualitative, and because they can’t be measured it is hard for the materialist way of seeing to take them into account.

In my thinking, there are four known qualitative factors: “Stress”; Sensitivity”; “Will to Live”; and the real nature of the “immune” system (more properly named the Wisdom of the Body, which is why I did a search for those terms as well.

My friends, and acquaintances, when I tried to share my views as to how the pandemic unfolded – these asked a crucial question: Why are people dying, if not from a contagious disease?

To my experience the “flu” is a very strong elimination process. We sweat, we cough, we barf, we poop, and we have fever dreams (there is a psychological element). It is essentially a Wisdom of the Body process, which is trying to throw off toxins of various kinds. With the arrival of industrial civilization, we began to poison the planet, and ourselves. Poison in the air (acid rain); the water (pollution); the land (mono-agriculture possess, with their elimination of the microorganisms essential for our food to be alive; and, in our medicines (side-effects).

Additional psychological processes are Stress in the work place, and in the way we educate children. What is most horrible is the theft of the dreams of the future, normal to the young. I can remember, during the Cold War, made to duck and cover under our desks. Where is hope in the future, while waiting for the Atomic Bomb to drop? Today children are made to feel fear of touch, of close proximity, while at the same time undergoing “active shooter” drills in school … more stress.

The reason I did a search for Cowan, was that Tom Cowan is our age’s Einstein of medicine. Yes, real physics, in a spiritual sense, goes beyond Einstein, but I am using that metaphor to speak to the deep change that occurred from Newtonian physics to Einstein’s works.

Tom was, for a time, an anthroposophical doctor, but when certain standard remedies did not work, he had to think his way past that observed limitation. In the beginning of his book: “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart” he points to Steiner’s three most important things for the evolution of humanity: 1) that people stop working for money; 2) that people realize there is no difference between sensory and motor nerves, and 3) that the heart is not a pump.

In the beginning of that book Tom reveals modern scientific work about how liquid moving through a tube creates a fourth state of liquids, which exists between the moving liquid and the walls of the tube. This fourth state is minuscule, yet strongly ionized, and that is the condition/force that creates movement. Keep in mind that the blood circulates before the heart is formed, as a means of regulating the flow.

He also wrote: “Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illnesses”, “Cancer and the New Biology of Water”, and during Covid: “The Myth of Contagion”, which underwent a title change to: “The Truth about Contagion – exploring theories about how diseases spread”.

When the first version of the latter was published, folk at the Nature Institute in upstate New York were asked to comment. They were troubled, and wrote an article, which I later criticized. (2) Essentially the Nature Institute was pointing to work with an electron microscope that seemed to contradict what Tom had written in the first iteration of his book on Contagion.

This is why I searched for the term “Hauschka”. His book: “The Nature of Substance” points to some remarkable perceptions, born in a phenomenological approach, that did not seem to be known/recognized by the Nature Institute, which seems mostly working with what biological form teaches in a Goethean sense. An electron microscope puts us in the field of physics’ phenomena.

In that book Hauschka makes a remarkable observation. When we attack water with electricity, or strong chemicals, we get two classical elements, oxygen and hydrogen.* To him, we have killed something living, and the molecules are essentially “corpse” material.

*[There are also light and heat phenomena, which are an effect of the release of elemental beings, from their work in “substances”.]

In my thinking on the ideas of molecules and atoms, it seemed me that an atom is a corpse of a corpse, in these terms. Steiner tried to get us to see the idea of an atom as a problem … the Idea.

In Nature, the elements of the periodic table generally do not appear outside of some complex “molecules” (carbohydrates and such). Nature creates wholes, not the parts materialistic science believes are the basis of material reality. Even such metals as gold never appear in a pure form. When we get to the “physics” practices at Cern, we get corpses of corpses of corpses. The molecule is a corpse, the atom is a secondary corpse, and the electron is a tertiary corpse.

An electron microscope is using a corpse to observe a corpse. The “images” are computer enhanced fictions. The “pictures” generated do not really see what we think they see. Like the pictures of the stars in astronomy, there are a whole level of assumptions, which have not been empirically validated.

Some readers of this will be justly curious about how I am able to speak of such matters. Go here (3) and here (4). The latter is a lengthy discourse on the relationship of the four classical elements of antiquity (fire, air, water, and earth), and the four fundamental transformations of modern physics (electromagnetism, gravity, and the weak and strong nuclear forces). This includes a discussion of the Loki sponsored Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and its mad stepchild: Quantum Mechanics.

SAY WHAT !?!?! Here’s the tale: Physics ran into a riddle. If their instruments looked at particles, the looking effected the seeing. They could measure location, but not velocity. Or velocity, but not location. Instead of recognizing that that phenomena reflected a limit to their instruments, they decide to believe it represented a condition of Nature. Einstein’s reaction was: “God does not play dice with the universe.”(5) It took an MIT graduate engineer (a kind of thinking much different from that needed to invent theories), to disassemble the errant cognition … “God Does Not Play Dice”, by David Shiang. (6)

Even Steiner understood, that when you get to material manifestation you are dealing with elemental beings, not things – i.e. Salamanders (Fire); Sylphs (Air); Undines (Water); and Gnomes (Earth). (7)

Materialistic medicine recognizes “Stress” as a fight/or flight mechanism, which dumps adrenaline and other enzymes into the body. Human beings are stressed at work, and at home, and while traveling between the two. Multiple times a day then, these energy igniters appear in the physical body.

“Sensitivity” is a kind of individualized factor. When electricity was first being played with, The Invisible Rainbow describes people going to parties, forming a circle holding hands, through which an electrical “current” is then run. When some folk started fainting and having nose bleeds, the practice was abandoned. Another sensitivity is the “gluten” allergy, which is due to the Roundup weed poison being applied to wheat, just before it is harvested – if the wheat is “dying” it makes it easier for a machine to cut it.

I also did a search for the term “Touch”, which had not appeared in the PDF. “Touch” is well known for its physical and psychological healing qualities. One sage I read on the Internet, suggested that five hugs a day would be helpful for people with “symptoms” for “long Covid”.

The “Will to Live” is also well known. I personally, about three years ago, during a serious illness wanted to die – I was in a hospital at the time, and in this state the Mother appeared to me. I asked Her, would She take me if I wanted, and She said yes. The ball was then in my court, and I realized I was not finished loving my Lady, and decline Her offer.

This experience led me to a deeper understanding of the crisis that appeared in elder care facilities. Many such not only had serious chronic illnesses, in many instances their minds had gone walk-about – dementia. We were keeping the physical body alive, which at the same time ties the soul/spirit to the material. When they got flu symptoms, including fevers, they would approach the threshold to the afterlife, and consciously, or instinctively, surrender to the offered release from suffering.

In intensive care facilities, the patients are covered over with protective material, as are the doctors and nurses. Touch is then lost. Given the prevalence of breathing difficulties in the Covid Experience, they were dying of suffocation, which is how Christ died on the Cross.

Rudolf Steiner has told us, that all of humanity is crossing the threshold in our age.

My spirit had two other perceptions of curiosities, in the social Covid phenomena. One was the Rate of Deaths (another search term). A few calculations reveal that the death rate in 1918 was 36 times that of today. In a sense, we were going through this Event, in a better fashion due to advances in medicine over the intervening decades. Media never played it that way.

Another observation I made was that surely the stress of World War I had an effect on peoples immune systems. Today, Americans have had to endure the failure of our political life, the Trump presidency, and other such follies. During the “epidemic”, more stress, while people were locked down, and had to wait in long lines to be tested, and then get vaccines.

All of the above Ideas have led me to recognizing the Covid Mystery as a massive semiconscious Spiritual Rite of Initiation.

(1) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/02/17/3008/

(2) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/06/01/dear-the-nature-institute-folk/

(3) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/some-of-joel-wendts-writings-on-the-science-of-the-future/

(4) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/

(5) https://www.livescience.com/65697-einstein-letters-quantum-physics.html

(6) https://www.amazon.com/God-Does-Not-Play-Dice/dp/0980237300/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1557063687&sr=1-1

(7) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/rudolf-steiner-on-elemental-beings-karma-ceremonial-magic/

The Mother, the Pandemic, and the Future

The Mother, the Pandemic, and the Future

It is my wish that the reader of this does not believe anything written below. Emerson was of the view that the only purpose of a book was to inspire, and that we never should place our own spirit in orbit around another mind. Also, it has always been a riddle for me that only a tiny portion of the billions of the human beings on the planet knows of Steiner, and his gifts to humanity. The only peace I have made with this question is the Idea that what is thought in spiritually developed people becomes an aspect of the thought (ethereal) world, and then is latent there, later to be drawn on in a moment of individual need.

There is an additional matter … a kind curious logical mistake common among anthroposophists. I’ve written of this in many Steiner Internet venues, and only a few have understood the epistemological problem.

Most of the members and friends see the terms “Anthroposophy” and “Spiritual Science” as synonyms – effectively meaning the same general concept. The problem comes from Steiner’s frequent use of the terms: “anthroposophical Spiritual Science”. If those terms mean the same concept, then the logical nature of those terms becomes something like: grape flavored grape flavor, which is clearly nonsense.

When I was making a kind of review (after a couple of decades of being an “anthroposophist”), it appeared me that “Anthroposophy” was a method, and “Spiritual Science” was the content produced by the method. I shared this with a friend, at his home, and he went to his book shelves and pulled down Barfield’s book: “Romanticism Comes of Age”, which is a collection of his writings on our work. My friend then read to me where Barfield said the same idea, in a lecture given in Dornach in 1933.

Now the first sentence of the first leading thought, a place where one might expect to find Steiner give a definition, reads as follows: “Anthroposophy is a path of cognition leading from the spirit in man, to the Spirit in the Universe”. Some translations do not use “cognition”, but “knowledge”. When I was living in Fair Oaks in the ‘80’s, a man familiar with German said that the term “
erkennen”, used in that place, was best translated as cognition, for the difference between the two was that cognition was active, and knowledge was passive. On Google erkennen is defined as meaning: “recognition”.

I use to have ambitions to be recognized as a respected and useful member of the community, of those who find Steiner of value, and as someone whose wisdom needs to be shared. That never happened, and for me that has been a grace, leaving me free to think and write … to follow my own star.

Now I am glad to not be a “teacher”, but just a writer in retirement who would like to be left alone – in relationship
with my Lady, our dog, my children, and free to contemplate the strange and magical nature of the age in which we live.

My name is Joel A. Wendt. I was born in 1940, and am presently 81. I met Rudolf Steiner, through his books in 1978. Prior to that I had been a student of Franz Bardon, whose modernization of the ancient Hermetic Science, aka: Magic, is truly extraordinary. Through Steiner I discovered Goethean Science, and was led to Valentin Tomberg. I have a BA in pre-seminary, and a JD in law.

Over time I became more and more saddened by the Anthroposophical Society’s leadership, and about seven years ago I burned my blue and pink cards. The issue was the turning of Spiritual Science into a religion, that I started calling Steinerism. The leadership did not practice Goethean Science, and seldom referred to it. Instead they engaged in, and supported, a culture where Steiner’s works were more and more treated as unshakable truth.

Another tragic effect, of this style of leadership, is the focus on mediation practice, to the exclusion of Steiner’ Science of Knowing elaborated in GA-1 to GA-4. Most spiritual systems teach a style of meditation, but only Steiner pointed to a latent capacity in each human being for the unfolding of pure thinking, through “some results of introspection (soul-observation) following the methods of natural science”. Basically an empiricism of the own heart’s mind. If we want to follow Steiner, perhaps we should start where he started.


I was also present at the Culmination Event, which occurred in an Internet venue called the Ark, through the years 1997 to 2003. We did not know we were doing that activity, which can be discovered in detail by searching the Archives using the term: “Goddess Natura”.

The “Platonists” are not a philosophical understanding, as much as they are folk, who in various ways were meeting the Mother. Socrates and Plato had been initiates in the Feminine Mysteries. In that same lecture, Steiner also references this Platonist stream as a learning/teaching about the Four Elements of classical antiquity: Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. In Bardon one discovers that Fire is a symbol for Will, Air is Intellect, Water is Feeling, and these combine into a whole: Earth is Consciousness.

Through pure thinking* I discovered that Ahriman had incarnated on December 25th, 1950, in the personality of Karl Christian Rove, who was behind the second Bush presidency, and was in the White House on November 11th 2001. I have written extensive phenomenological materials on those events.

*[Carl Stegmann, with whom I studied for three years, called it “clair-thinking”.]

Through this same “thinking”, I discovered that the Beast from the Abyss (of the uncreated and yet to formed) is human freedom. I also discovered that the so-called anti-Christ spirit was not a Being, so much as a human attitude that denies the Father and the Son (read the first two of the letters of John). The present day religion of scientific materialism is inhabited with this spirit, in all those individuals that author and/or believe in it.

Further research revealed that the three patriarchal monotheism were one inter-connected inspiration, not three. The Hebrews gave us God’s Law, during the time of the Fall into Matter. The Christians gave us God’s Love, which turns this Fall in a Resurrecting direction. The Muslims gave us God’s Surrender, which is the pathway out of Matter.

I was initiated into the Mysteries of the Mother on Epiphany 2008, and meet the Lesser and Greater Guardians of the Threshold over the winter of 2009/2010. I was 70.

From this standpoint I was able to observe that today’s Plague was overseen by She who has the whole world in His Hands. Knowing that “Western” civilization was engaged in a Dying and Becoming, She (as Divine Providence – Fortune in Hermetic Science) and He (as Artist of Karma – Fate in Hermetic Science) intervened in the unfolding of the present catastrophe, and turned it into a world-wide Rite of Initiation, which began with a time-out for reflection.

As consequence, today many people are able to initiate course corrections in their individual biographies.

In my phenomenological studies of the social and political life of humanity, I discovered that the Divine Mystery was “distributed”, as in a distributed computer system. We individuals are trusted by the Mystery to be free within the reach of our own wills, and, They would like us to trust Them with the Big Picture.

Without doubt, the Mystery is quite able to repeat the Atlantean Catastrophe, sweep the life sphere clear of human excess, and give the other Kingdoms of Nature an opportunity to renew and replenish. Meanwhile, it is a common background/subconscious thought among much anthroposophical thinking, that the Mother and the Son are sitting quietly on the sidelines, drinking tea, and merely observing our folly. We just don’t seem to get, that They Love every individual unconditionally.

In Barfield, we study the evolution of consciousness, and at this time each biography is surrounded with crisis, of such an order that the individual has the choice/opportunity to ignore their religion, or their social surrounding, and find a way out of themselves to authoring the true and the good (the Consciousness Soul), even if just in their ideal and conceptual life. It does not have to appear in actions in the material world.

As the Hopi have it, we live in the Day of Purification. John the Baptist advises us, that the One coming after him will baptize us in Fire (the chaos outside us), and Holy Breath (the beginning inner awaking of pure thinking, in a natural way).

Clearly the multinational corporation is the most anti-human social organism on the Planet. To rise in those cultures strips you of empathy, and gives you the view that human beings only have value as workers, consumers, and cannon fodder in their wars of over the increasingly scarce resources of the Planet.

I have also come to the understanding that: If a Corporation can be a Person before the Law, then clearly a Planet can be recognized as a Person before the Law.

This corporate-parasite structural social reality can be overcome by instituting a Spring Michaelic Rite, centered on the already existing Earth Day. At that time environmental organizations can file lawsuits in Courts of Law, where the named plaintiff is the Planet. It is not necessary to win, for the essential point is to bring into the Courts of Public Opinion the question: Why does the religion of scientific materialism treat Nature as having no interior self-aware consciousness?

In the normal course of events, the defendants will file a motion to dismiss. Taking a trick for their playbook, which is called a document dump (flooding the claimant with an overload of data) we submit, in response to the motion to dismiss, thirteen (twelve plus one) books, most of which are rooted in the pure thinking practiced by Goethean scientists.

The result of this will draw Steiner’s works into the public mind in such a way that they are free to choose. I call these books: Gospels of the Second Becoming of Christ, and the Remembering of the Mother, who is well known to indigenous and aboriginal peoples all over the Earth. (Practice Spirit Recollection)

A central few of these new Gospels is found here: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/30/for-people-of-faith-of-whatever-rite/

Besides being Divine Providence, the Mother is Rogue Weather, the Rider of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, the Gate of Death, and the source of the “field” of Gravity. Besides being the Artist of Karma, the Son is the “River of Living Breath that is flowing through the Sun” (Moody Blues: “One Step into the Light”). He is also the “field” of Levity. Both “fields” combine in a polar form (center and periphery), which can come to be seen as solution to the dark matter and dark forces riddle fascinating modern physics.

Electricity is the Father at Rest (on the Seventh Day He rested), whose existence holds all Matter to laws of order.

Again, I do not expect the reader to believe any of this. Extensive research can be found at my blog: https://thecollectiveimagination where I describe myself as a “White-privileged*, Christian, son of Montana, American citizen, shaman, and professional heretic”.

*My father – a 33rd degree Mason – owned a small advertising business in Great Falls, Montana. We belonged to a country club. There never was any question his three sons would go to college. When I was in high-school, I had a car, and my mother and father had cars. He was a Republican, and friends of the State’s Lieutenant Governor, a fraternity brother of the national TV news reader Chet Huntley, and personally acquainted with Mike Mansfield, then the majority leader of the Senate. When he died over 600 people, from all over America, came to show their respect.

With the help of these influences, I was able to enter the United States Air Force Academy in 1959. I left after three years, for my girlfriend had become in a family way, and through two marriages and divorces we shared three children. I have two more children through a third marriage and divorce. Now I live with my Lady Linda, who I met in 2008.

Leader’s Manual, for the Final War for Human Freedom in America

Leader’s Manual

for

the Final War

for Human Freedom in America

{aka: The Grandmother War}

The Leadership Riddle: Seeking Power, or Service.

Power is seductive. We seek it, and believe that is the only Way to introduce necessary changes into our social/political existence. We are ruled by the powerful, and if we want to work from that angle, we have to compromise our Ideals.

The weakness of this approach is demonstrated by the wonderful Danish series on Netflix: “Borgen”.

Seeking power corrupts our Soul, and injures our Spirit, by demanding too many compromises.

Service (washing the feet) usually demands more self-sacrifice. A holder of power has a job. For the rest of us some numbers:

www.Google.com : # homeless in US: 550,000; # homeless camps: 27; # unemployed in US: 5.9 million; # of underemployed: 22 million; # of young adults living at home: 52%

www.refseek.com”: # homeless: 580,00; # camps: 300 !!!!; # unemployed: 18 million !!!!; # underemployed: several millions more; # young adults living at home: 52%

I point out these numbers, and suggest that neither our government or our corporations can/or will do much to help. Government is constrained by politics, and business by profits.

The coming trouble to keep in mind is that these numbers will grow. The world’s economic life took a big hit, when during the Covid Mystery we took out of their economic place a third of the work force. If the reader is following the stock and bond markets, the collapse is obvious.

Homelessness, unemployment, and the Camps, will proliferate and grow.

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Ask this question: Where would Christ and the Disciples, and the Saints reside, … in the Camps, or in government?

This is, of course, a “religious” point of view, and many folk – with some justice – don’t like what “religions” are doing.

A conventional and modern scientist might criticize folk who have beliefs. Their view is that beliefs lack scientific (empirical) proofs. However, this kind of scientist ignores how many beliefs his/her disciplines have, given that instead of beliefs they call them “theories”. A theory is not proven. It is a guess, yet … the world is taught these ideas as if they were “truths”.

For example, Big Bang Cosmology and Neo-Darwinian Evolution are theories. Rupert Sheldrake gave a suppressed Ted-Talk: the Science Delusion, where he points that the Big Bang Idea essential says: give us one miracle, and we’ll take care of the rest.

All the same, children all over the world are feed these ideas as “truths”, which essentially makes modern conventional science itself into a Religion. A core element is the concept that the human being is only matter, … there is no spirit.

A secondary conventional scientific belief is that Nature has no self-aware sentient inward consciousness, … a state obvious to ourselves, who attend to their own nature. Believing we are the only such kind of Being, in the sphere of Earth existence, is a kind of bigotry.

Aboriginal and indigenous folk have always “known” that Nature is conscious. All the ancient religions have the same view. The environmental movement wrestles with this question, and a leader serving needs to make their own journey to such a kind of understanding.

The Earth-Mother is not only real, She is also the Holy Mother recognized and celebrated by Catholics. The Protestants do not even appear to notice that their God had a Mother.

She is Rogue Weather, the Rider of the Four Horsemen, the Gate of Death, Gravity, and Divine Providence (fortune), for starters. Her Son is the Artist of Karma (fate), and the living Breath we all share.

It might help to consider, for example, that the three patriarchal monotheism are actually one religious inspiration. The Hebrews taught us to attend to God’s Laws. The Christians to God’s Love. And, Islam to God’s Surrender.

My research (see The Art of God – an actual theory of Everything) discovers that the human being is part of the Divine Mystery. We co-participate in all aspects of the ongoing and continuous Creation.

A powerful riddle:

Is the human being more than mere matter? This is a crucial question of our age, that any genuine thinker has to consider. For example, problems with the Covid Mystery take a much different shape if we recognize the modern scientific based medicine treats us as just matter. If we are more, then medicine itself must adjust its ways of understanding illness, and how to find the right cure.

A vaccine is soulless matter. A corporation is a soulless parasite. Their real effects on the human spirit are ignored, and much harm has come from this mistaken view of modern scientific materialism.

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This conception of the human being is also a mystery for those wanting to “cure” the social/political world of its follies. If we really appreciate the nuances, we also have to consider the individual spirit to be the true locus of change. Our conceptions of the social are full of generalities. We observe, and then classify people into groups: Republicans, Democrats, leftists, wealthy, and so forth. All the same, if we focus on the individual, they are more that just a member of a group.

In one sense, you cannot “serve” a group, with the same degree of import that you serve an individual. The group is an abstraction that falls apart when we get to the individual. Folk can be conservative about one aspect of their lives, and liberal about another.

The ongoing economic collapse of civilization will produce much scarcity in the so-called First World. America, which takes more than its fair share of the world’s riches, has to accept a leveling of its unjustified needs.

A Leader, in America, seeking to do Service, has a big job to do to help those who live here accept – and manage – these coming tsunamis of future history. Such a servant-leader also needs to live with those existing in the economic margins. We can’t be outside, but have to participate. This doesn’t mean leaving behind our white-privileges, but just prepare to accept a loss.

A fact to recognize is that America is filled with under-utilized properties. There is no excuse for people living in Camps. Eminent Domain laws permit the government to take property for the public good. What more public good could there be in such worsening circumstances?

Joel A. Wendt

White-privileged, Christian, son of Montana, American citizen, shaman, and professional heretic

Dark Waves in the Seas of Steinerism, as illuminated by Moonlight Tides

Dark Waves in the Seas of Steinerism, as illuminated by Moonlight Tides

I received this today, via an email. It is part of an advertisement for the upcoming MysTech conference. The words are attributed to a man named Daniel Perez.

The physical human being is founded on the special fluid of the blood, and it is in this substance that the ‘I’ of man finds expression. Over many lifetimes we work through our blood to build our capacities to experience spiritual beings. Through such personal incarnation histories, we form the Lessor Guardian of the Threshold, a being of our own creation with dark and menacing qualities. This being manifests our failures along the way while simultaneously serving the purpose of protecting us from premature entry into the spiritual worlds. We do not experience this being consciously until we turn inward and desire truth and transformation.”

Before what I write next, I should confess to having a troubled relationship with the MysTech work. Efforts of mine to participate have been rejected. The next link is what I wrote after attending one such conference, where I watched a lot of videos, from various “experts”, several in outre-fringe fields interest.

https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/08/25/the-cutting-edge-of-anthroposophical-research/

I don’t mean, by the word outre-fringe, to denigrate that work. The point is that “the visitor experience”; “blue light addiction”; “geoengineering etc. and other creatures on the wild edge of existing technology”; “sympathetic vibrations and physical vs. etheric technology”; and “biodynamic machines” are not something one is likely to find discussed in “mainstream” media, or find studied in academia.

When you watch such presentations, one can be struck by the idea that these folks have given so much love and devotion to the pursuit of such difficult questions as to the future of “technology”.

“Learn to see the Christ Impulse in the thought of others.” RS, “Inner Aspects of the Social Question”.

As a student of my own outre-fringe works, such as the Hermetic Science of Franz Bardon (starting as far back in my life at age 31, in 1971, seven years before meeting Steiner and friends), I have acquired skills and experiences, that influence how I see the world, and how I practice science.

All along that journey, I have been interested in electricity, and have written several papers on the subject. “The is no Free Energy” https://borderlandsciences.org/journal/vol/46/n05/Goethe_Space_Field_Phenomena.html “Electricity and the Spirit in Nature” http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/electricityandthespiritinnature.html and https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/14/electricity-a-devotional-and-artistic-representation/

During those travels, I have resisted Steiner’s ideas of good and evil, as applied to such a “phenomena”. As a consequence I am something of a heretic when it comes to people’s ideas about the evils of technology, floating in the background context of the MysTech work.

Bardon puts it this way. “There is nothing unclean in the whole of the Creation”; and, “Good and Evil are a human conception.” In Hermetics there are just positive and negative principalities and powers.

I recently self published a little book (read for free here, on my blog): “The Father at Rest – magical and mystical dark-matter physics in the Age of Technological Chaos”. [1]

The result of my work: On the Seventh Day, the Father rested. Not gone, seemingly asleep. Physics recognizes four fundamental forces/transformations: electromagnetism, gravity, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. (another essay of mine, examines the relationship of these four transformations, and the elemental forces known to antiquity: Fire/will/electricity – in breath; Air/intellect – pause; Water/feeling/magnetism – out breath; and Earth/consciousness – pause.) [2]

Electricity and Time: When I send an email to myself, in order to save some interesting text found on the internet, and press the send button, the “me” in the subject line of a new email appears simultaneously to perception. When we see in a film, a cascading failure of electrical grids in an urban area, as each whole-grid goes down, it is simultaneous to perception.

Materialistic thinking uses the word: current. We are taught to think of flow, when the real aspect is: The Presence of the Fundamental Ordering Principle of the Creation.

Physics has already proved this unbreakable Unity at the basis of “matter”, with the experiments of the “particles” that can be separated in space, but not in the Now.

The Primary sense-perceptual Reality is Day and Night: One (Father-Sun) and Many (Stars-Mother), itself a unity, which produces a secondary Unity (Son), after the Father rested. “I and the Father are One”, and, “No one gets to the Father, except by Me”. Tomberg had an interesting take on this, I paraphrase: the Father made the Ideas, and the Son manifests Them.

As to the Son: “In It was Life, and the Life was the Light of the World” We do not breathe, we are breathed. Hold your breath and perceive/feel that “force” field, Itself everywhere present in the Now.

Sit down. Feel !!! weight, aka: gravity: that’s Her “field”. She is Center, He is Periphery. These two interpenetrating “fields” of spiritual effects, combine to create the missing “mass”, that led to the idea of dark matter.

As to the above quote from Daniel Perez, I must disagree as to his conception of the Lessor Guardian. “through such personal incarnation histories, we form the Lessor Guardian of the Threshold, a being of our own creation with dark and menacing qualities.”

Keep in mind we are to be practicing science, not placing our minds in orbit around RS. The above quote, reads to me, as something sailing the seas of Steinerism – a preference toward belief in his conceptions, over self-generated observations.

My experience of the Lessor Guardian is that it is a Being manifested by the Creation, not by my own will. In the intimacy of my soul sit six friends, allowed to be forceful in their effects on my slowly developing freedom. One of the six Tomberg called the ahrimanic double, and then later: the persecutor. My Lady Linda, in her spiritual community, speaks of the “Nag”.

As I wrote earlier on depression [3], this Being’s commentary, in the inner world, can bring us to a complete paralysis of the will. Again, the entity is not me, unless you want to go into the absurd sophistry of we are all.

The experience of the Lessor Guardian precedes the meeting with the Greater Guardian. [4] In that first encounter, this Being brings to us a pure experience of Intuition, where we are united with Their Nature. We see ourselves through Their eyes, and from Their elevated point of view we are barely worthy of meaning.

This is a very intense experience. It can last for hours, and leaves a remarkable riddle: Learn how to forgive ourselves, for all these – mirrored back to us – “failures”, and thus become better at forgiving others.

Our souls also have – in Tomberg’s lexicon – a “human double”, to go with the luciferic and the ahrimanic aspects. Later he writes of “egregores”, which are technically parasites in our astrality, yet are our creatures. I have come to describe this phenomena as: self-generated wounds of soul.

Perez seems to conflate the two, seeing as a unity the Lessor Guardian, and our human double. We made the latter, and endure the former experience, which manifests as bouts of depression until we are deemed* ready to be at one with this Being, as we near the essential Threshold Experience, where Christ blesses and transforms us (as an example of this event in a modern way) by opening up the perceptual nature of pure thinking into the Idea realm.

*[our desire/hope for this experience does not in anyway cause the effects. We are touched in this Way, because the Mystery chooses to Act in this Way. For details on the relationship of this to Steiner’s book The Philosophy of Freedom, read lecture 12 of the John Cycle: “where he described that when a student of The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity has achieved a catharsis (purification) of the astral body, a higher being then takes the seed organs of clairvoyance born into the astral body that have arisen from this purification, and then impresses them on the ethereal body to lay a basis for clairvoyance.” [4]

Above I tried to indicate to the reader that we have direct immediate moment to moment experience of the Mystery, in breath and gravity. They are not far away, ever

A thought experiment: Imagine trying to put your fist through a wall. I can push my physical hands and arms through fire, air, and water, but ”solid” is a limit. And, even fire, air, and water exist (have their own material presence), and “They” (the elemental beings) move out of my Way. Yet, I also take in Their substance, transform it, and make it into “me”. The microcosm receives the Bread and Wine of the Macrocosm, as a sacrament.

My experience of being separate from the world of the senses is an illusion, aka: the ahrimanic enchantment.

Technology has always existed. A magical technology built the pyramids. Magic is a Moon Wisdom, Hers, as it were. The witch dances naked in the light of the Moon. A matter only technology, without the idea of spirit, is ruining human social development. MysTech folk justly want to understand, and find ways to act.

The idea of evil will not help. The Material is Beings, not things. Electricity is the One, at rest. Still, a spiritless set of unnatural laws hides reality from us. Ceremonial Magic* is a way of communion-with the elemental world, and seeking Their Guidance is required, for there to be a healing of the illness effects of Scientific Materialism. The Moon Returns, for those who Dare.

*[“Eurythmy”, and “the Rite of Consecration of Man”]

[1] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2021/07/15/the-father-at-rest/

[2] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/

[3] https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2022/05/02/anthroposophy-the-double-and-depression/

[4] http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/threshold.html

Some opening words from my latest work in progress: “Magical Technology and the Spirits of the Moon

“Some Notes on Rudolf Steiner’s conception: “Mechanical Occultism”,
and its relationship to The Second Becoming of Christ in the realm of Living Thought, as well as the Remembering of the Holy Mother, aka: the Goddess Natura … all of this in the light of Franz Bardon’s epic modernization of the magic science/Ideas of the ancient Egyptians.

“[this essay was begun after reading Georg Unger’s “On Mechanical Occultism”:

https://rsarchive.org/RelAuthors/UngerGeorge/MchOcc_index.php ]

“The two sets of terms are interchangeable. For “Mechanical” substitute: Technology. For “Occultism” substitute Magical. Keep in mind that Steiner saw this gift as belonging to the soul life of the Americas, the lands of shamans and other Earth Religions.”.

As Ernst Lehrs puts it, in his Gospel of Physics, “Man or Matter”: electricity is the force that gives to matter cohesion. Years ago I wrote a short poem: “It matters to me for Matter to be, and that I to Matter do matter.”

A Flowering of Thought

A Flowering of Thought

I started the day using a new edible. High, yes. Other, … most certainly.

Via the Collective Imagination, we have been gifted with the “Terminator” series of films. The essential riddle: Are we in danger of making intelligences that will take over the world, and murder all human beings, in order to become “The Power”?

The philosophical/logic/logos mystery is: What is consciousnesses? Can what we are – a self-conscious human being – become/appear … in metal and silicon – itself self-aware? Other? Yet, hateful and deadly. A mechanical servant who throws off its yoke – a “Kaylon”, in the Orville TV show. A Cylon in Battlestar Galactica.

Another riddle/hunger, is: Can a human being transfer into metal and silicon their own consciousness? [Johnny Depp, in “Transcendence”.]

Clearly the human imagination can “fancy”, and then render into the film, or novel, or whatever, … in images, and/or words, an imaginary creature, such as “the” Terminator”. [However, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a human actor, still has to play the “part”.]

In my work with the “Collective Imagination”, via a love of film and television, I have often wondered what is the role of “Inspiration”. Films are complex works of art, which takes a dedicated community to create. What is it that inspires these collectives of artists?

Each human mind has some form of connection with the picture/making aspect of the spirit/heart’s mind. Years ago, when the Internet first appeared, I studied its becoming, and concluded that it was an act of Love. Wonderful “sites” would appear, that gave away freely how to do something, the maker loved, and wanted to share. Even today, on Instagram, how-to stories are prominent.

Twitter becomes a Way to vote on individuals, and their ideas. Same with

Reddit. Tic Tok, and the smart phone, lets everyone share. A whole new class of critics – and creators – become “influencers”, and can be paid for doing commercials, because their audience is so large.

Anyone can be a movie or TV star, of a sorts.

Of course, darker appetites made use of the Internet potential – no surprise there. Still, that doesn’t mean Love is absent, even from the Dark Web. Early on a war emerged, between talented programmers, and state security. The formed wanted freedom, the latter wanted control. Encryption was the name of that game.

Artists have an experience the ancients used to call: the presence of a Muse. According to Owen Barfield, the Muse was an actual spiritual being, so when the Greeks remarked about “genius” they saw this as outside them. Now, sez Barfield, we are ourselves the “Muse”.

A clever set of words, can be found to be amusing. When in our own Muse, we assume a reflective attitude toward our own inwardness, … we sometimes observe this in others, and recognize they are musing.

Still, … even in this realm of inwardness are we alone?

Terminator, and related films, only seem to be about the future. That “vision” might end up being true, yet the worry itself is a reflection of our own Muse on the state of the world in which we live. We look at the world of today, and find in film a wisdom of ideas, that gives us near endless metaphors by which to understand our own time.

In the TV show: Billions, the recent “plays” have characters tossing back and forth such “metaphors”, in a kind of snobbish woke fashion of aren’t we clever, and my imagination of my/our world is better than yours. Try that stuff in the local worker’s bar, you get punched in the face.

Most of the films and TV, about machine intelligence and human intelligence, take a view that the former is very dangerous to the latter. The artists have a shared visionary unity. Science Fiction, in books, have the same quality, yet the written word can actually get you a better experience of the author’s imaginary world of a machine-mind.

There are “Terminators” in the world of today. We call them: Multinational Corporations.

There are those who think such artistic works can describe the future. Alas, only a fool dreams that. Yet, without any doubt, art sees the present better than either science or religion.

To fancy, that the Mystery has made anywhere/when a work without an aesthetic at its heart, is to fail to play our “human” role, … which is the aspect of Nature that is looking at Their-Own wonders.

Macrocosm is, microcosm notices. One act, two participants. A division that might suggest a later unity, while not noticing (being asleep to) the prime idea that there is no Many, without the One.

Modern Marvel movies remember Loki, a Being who even now is guiding His teams of fools, … from politicians that think they know how to fix something (which essentially is not broken, although misunderstood), to the materialistic scientists, with their one note wonder-explanation for the true Mystery: “Quantum”, a word savagely in search of a Real Idea. Odd poems to “It”, fill books with numbers and signs and words no ordinary person understands.

The medium is the message, said a wise-man; and, if we recognize conscious material existence as the Medium, that is One Heck of a Message.

Originally corporations were kinds of written formalized servants for organizing business systems, and were “back then” strictly controlled. In the beginning, directors and shareholders were liable for any malfeasance.

A lot of wealth was at stake. Overtime, as the wealth coagulated in certain individuals and families, the facade of the “corporation” needed – from their perspective – an overhaul. A way to be free of legal consequences for law breaking. Wealth then sought, in the legislative halls of various Nation States, to use the corporation as a protective barrier from the former strict liability.

Into this cancerous growth, the corporation began to acquire a kind of individual “culture”. IBM was different on this social-inside, from the later to come giants, such as Facebook, Google, et. al.

Dress codes were common, thus we get the idea of: the man in the gray flannel suit. Worker bees, all looking alike. In Japan, and much of Asia, the “worker” is a “tool” of the corporation, such that making them exercise, or live in certain places, or follow dietary rules, was acceptable business strategy.

The effects of these “cultures”, on human beings, is to ignore the human element, and just steal what was needed, from the controlled minds, hearts, and hands of workers.

In this age of the ahrimanic Way of Cognition, numbers began to rule. Let us just follow one such course of changes:

When I was born, we had a family doctor. He had his own office, kept to his own time. Same with the pharmacy – local, a person you might meet on the street, or go to church with. Hospitals were often created by charitable organizations, such as the Catholic Church.

When I was an adolescent, several of the doctors formed a “clinic”. They shared office costs, and had the same availability for many expensive machines. Less and less, the doctors, in the collective, came to your home to deliver care. Moms followed orders for care of fevers and such. To high a temperature, off you went to the “clinic”.

The human relationship of doctor and patient/family began to break down.

The corporation, as a profit making business model, invaded the practice of medicine. The expenses of running a private medical practice became hard to carry, for an individual doctor.

HMOs appeared, organizing doctors, and providing centers of care with all the technological bells and whistles. The doctor worked for these cultures, and they wanted efficiencies and profits. Spending too much time with a patient was not productive. Less and less did the doctors know you as person.

The health/illness “industry”, from diagnosis to newer and newer medical “miracles”, became “costly”. One either had to have wealth, or work hard for a company that had made an arrangement with an insurance corporation.

Numbers ruled everywhere. Profit and Loss. Governments were expected to provide order, so legislative barriers were installed, requiring licensing and testing, especially of pharmaceuticals.

To save the corporation money, hospital staffs – such as nursing and cleaning folk – were kept at a minimum.

Meanwhile, the mega corporations found ways to be free of all restrains by the Nation States. If you want to pass an environmental law, in a local area – such as the State of Maine, an international treaty can preempt your concerns.

Multinational Corporations have their own foreign policies, and private armies. The leaders of such “cultures” get their own wealth and promotions by screwing the workers, the consumers, and the fragile life-sphere of the planet.

A callous unsympathetic indifference is required for a person to rise to power in these “cultures”. An unfeeling social machine is ruling the world.

The Terminators are here already. They won the social/political war for power, at our expense. Machines will continue to replace humans on a large scale, until we go to war, for our “human” values.

Midst the debris of modern social life is venue, where Ideas can grasp hold of the meaning of existence. It is called the field of Law.

One of the geniuses of modern American Culture is David E. Kelley, who I call: Americas Shakespeare. He is a lawyer. Much of the best television dramas come from his mind, both as a producer, and as a writer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_E._Kelley

If you want to get an education in the riddles of the rule of law, and human nature, binge watch his shows. One of my favorites is: Picket Fences. Many actors in this series won multiple Emmys. At the beginning of an episode, a social riddle would appear in this community, and the resolution would later be made in a Court of Law, where – essentially – Kelley was able to create debates over the underlying issues.

Those who work with him are often amazed at his ability to see both “sides”.

When he was writing L. A. Law, there was a 100th episode, where the actors were interviewed. Asked what was the key, a main actor said it was the scripts, which were about ideas. As to method of creation, Kelley said he liked to get in a private room, with bunch of pencils and legal pads, so he could get in touch with his characters.

The Laws regarding corporations need some teeth, which requires participation. An environment-social – hungry for spiritual wisdom. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/shamans-law-firm/

Broken Souls

Broken Souls

In my daily digital New York Times today, there was another story of a mass shooting, only four dead this time.

From one point of view, we also have serious drug problems, not just in America, but in many other places. Still … we Americans are appalled at the destruction of lives that followed the oxycodone epidemic, which has now become a fentanyl epidemic.

Alcoholism is still a major problem, and now that Marijuana is legal, the misuse of that substance will increase.

Many people, with these kinds of issues, are residents of the lower economic classes. Often unemployed and under educated, methamphetamine had become the escape of choice, especially in rural areas. Heroin and cocaine are “useful” as well, for a life with few options.

In the upper classes, your dealer will deliver to your home and/or office, you don’t need to find the right street corner.

A lot of folks think we need more laws, others less. Control the guns. Imprison drug users, as well as the dealers. Law enforcement is too often in the service of drug cartels. Courts of Justice also can be bought.

The Covid Mystery made clear that major social communities, such as the politicians, the corporations, and the News Media, are not very useful – all of them in love with money and power, and the truth be damned.

We have entered an era where the government is forcing folk to take a medicine they do not want. Teachers and nurses (the latter know where the bodies are buried) are being denied work unless they are vaccinated. In addition, via the lock downs, and other draconian rules, many of the young, as well as adults, are showing one or another form of PTSD.

A question often not asked enough – with regard to voluntary drug use, is: Why are so many people so needy and undisciplined? Do parents fail? Do schools fail? Do religions fail in their duties as well? Every addict, and mass murderer, is a Broken Soul, and the pandemic has created more.

My view is that if we want to heal something in the social life, we need to think in new ways. For Steiner fans this means the threefold social organism. Is that actually doable? Or, … is it just another fantasy to salve our own dismay?

When I began my Goethean studies of the Social-Political Organism of humanity, it was clear to me that a lot of folks offering their version of “solutions” didn’t actually see what social reality was doing. There were clearly observable currents in these modern seas of social chaos. If we don’t perceive those, we will guide our ship of a solution – often against, or across – these powerful social/spiritual “force streams”.

After 81 years of life, I’ve seen a lot of change in the social world, whether in the Cultural Sphere, the Political Legal Sphere, or the Economic Sphere. Most of these changes have been for the worse.

In a Goethean spiritual social science, it is crucial to behold in the imagination changes over time. It isn’t just what is “wrong” today, but what is the history of that “wrongness”. What is its tale/story? Where are we headed? A principle perception is that we are living in the Dying and Becoming of “Western” Civilization.

Another observation/perception I called: the Primal Paradox. From the individual human point of view there is much that is wrong, or unhealthy, in social life; while for the Mystery our existence is perfect.

This idea has come, over the years, to be expressed this Way: We are all the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

The world is exploring a difficult stage in the evolution of consciousness, … one where we can author the true and the good out of our own being. In our life we are co-participants in the nature of social-political existence, with each of us free to act within the reach of our own will, while – as Steiner puts it: Trusting the Future. My version: leave the Big Picture to the Big Picture folk – trust and have faith in Them, for they have – placed Their Trust in us.

When I was writing a long essay called: “Waking the Sleeping Giant: the Mission of Anthroposophy in America” [ http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/wkslg.html ], I did a review of how the Threefold Social Organism was appearing – in the life of humanity – over time.

For example, around the time of the ancient Egyptians, the cultural or religious life gave order to societies. The priests guided this realm, out of the mysteries, and via initiation rites. As the Greeks, and then the Romans appeared, the former cultural life divided into two, a Cultural Sphere and a beginning Political-Legal Sphere. The main phenomena was the coming to the fore – as an organizing principle – of the Ideas of the State on the one hand, and of the Citizen on the other. The evolution of this Sphere continued over the course of the newly born “Western” Civilization.

The Cultural Sphere itself inwardly threefolded, into religion, art, and science. When this happened, this lessening of the control via the Cultural Life (the Mysteries), and the arrival of the State and the Citizen, social forces for the Cultural Sphere no longer needed to “manage” as much as it did before. This freed Cultural Life is what we see in the extraordinary beauty of the Greek Civilization, which the Romans absorbed.

This Political Legal life itself developed over the course of “Western” Civilization, and between the two poles of State and Citizen, their arose a middle element: Media. All this was made possible by the development of the printing press.

Some details here: “Threshold Problems in Thinking the Threefold Social Order”: http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/thpts.html

Since the printing press, Media itself has evolved, leading us step by step to the “smart phone”.

The Economic Sphere first appears when trading empires link the various nation states into massive forms of commerce. Keep in mind Steiner’s view, that there is only one “World” Economy, and the ideas of different States having individual economies is a fantasy.

This Sphere also is inwardly threefolding, into production, consumption, and distribution. Leaving us with: Religion, Art, Science; State, Media, Citizen, and Production, Consumption, and Distribution.

Keep in mind, however, that the Economy is still evolving, although we also need to recognize that “Western” Civilization is floundering.

One of the more interesting Ideas I encountered in Steiner was given to the doctors, when he advised that it was crucial to strengthen the rhythmic aspect of the heart and lungs, in order to promote healing.

Does this mean that if we want to gain traction in placing limits on certain excesses in the Economic Sphere, we first need to enliven the Sphere of Rights?

It is also crucial to realize that this set of ideas, differentiating the Three Spheres, is not reality. Reality is the Whole, not just any of the Parts.

Part of modern Reality is the Religion of Scientific Materialism. It is a yoke on the spirits of humanity, and must be addressed.

This is a helpful way to view the situation. Steiner, and his inspired Goethean scientists, have produced work that resolves the problem by adding to our understanding of Matter, a science – as well – of Spirit.

This evolution of science comes at particularly unique moment in human evolution. We are on the cusp of the Third Millennium, the Second Becoming of Christ (the Maker) in the Realm of Living Thought, and the remembering of the Holy Mother – Earth Mother.

She, who has the whole world in His Hands, is of the wild, the magical, and the mystical. She is Rogue Weather, the rider of the Four Horseman, and Gate of Death, and Divine Providence – for starters. The Father is/was the One, and the Mother is the Many – She is in All.

The Covid Mystery is a designed – by Them (Fate/Karma & Fortune/Providence), to be – a world-wide Rite of Initiation. The spectre of Death increased dramatically, and the pandemonium of our public response gave the whole world a “time out” for reflection.

Layered, into the Social Whole, is something called the Law. On a wider scale, there are two kinds of Courts. The official, and limited Courts, and the more wild Court of Public Opinion.

If the Anthroposophical Community wants to make a real, and precise, effort to evolve the Threefold Social Organism, it will recognize – for many reasons – that this Court of Public Opinion is an element of Media, and that Media is the heart of the heart of the Social Organism.

To evolve the Law, Tomberg has given us a remarkable work. Not easy to read, for its demands we develop our thinking. Get and read the book: “The Art of the Good”, which is about the degeneration and the redemption of the Law.

It is through the combination of these various ideas, and having been a lawyer (at one time licensed to practice in Montana and Colorado, and having been a clerk on the Montana Supreme Court, following graduating from Law School with the high A in the evidence course) … I could see the possibility of challenging scientific

materialism in Courts of Law, as a means of reaching the Courts of Public Opinion.

To what spiritual purpose? If a Corporation can be a Person before the Law, then certainly a Planet can be a Person before the Law. Details here:
https://thecollectiveimagination.com/shamans-law-firm/

The title to this medication was Broken Souls. In today’s world are there any people, who are not on some level broken? Expectations, wishes, dreams, never realized. A daily dose of woe, in the school or hard knocks and shared pain.

Steiner fans into “threefolding” need to look up from their Steiner reading, and observe the speech of the world. It tells a story of a need for forces of human will to be applied directly into the Sphere of Rights, and its heart: Media.

But what message? Steiner? No, the message is about Holy Mother – Earth Mother, a Planet that should have just as much recognition as a Person, as is claimed for the soulless corporation.

Student Shooting Deaths – a meditation in a minor key

Student Shooting Deaths – a meditation in a minor key

There are certain logical ideas that follow from the Idea of Karma and Reincarnation. One is that the billions of human beings, that are in the Zone of the Earth, are all volunteers.

Yet, evil happens, so we need to find a place for it in the logos (logical) nature of existence. An older idea of predestination makes us face another aspect of the larger riddle. For example, did the Jews and the Russians and the Japanese – all the millions who were tortured and/or killed during World War Two – know this prior to “volunteering”?

Another aspect, besides what happened to the children and teachers, is that we too are infected.

If we add the nature of sleep, we might wonder what was seen or known in that “world”, by the higher I as it were. Does part of my spirit know what is coming during sleep?

Is the higher I not only aware of itself in that state of the little death, but also aware of the larger context/background – including the effects on others?

The key mystery, to my thinking, is the Nature of the Now. As each of us lives our lives, our capacity for choice – the existence of human freedom – can change from moment to moment, or the freedom is not real.

Make a picture of the globe of the earth. There is a life sphere, … go too far into space we die … go too deep into the earth, we also die. From the all surround everywhere/when, this life sphere is seen as filled with incredible light, … sparks of freedom making choices everywhere in the Now.

These choices can’t be seen or known until they are made and acted upon. The Mystery seems to roll the dice, and waits to see what’s next.

Karma and Reincarnation is the Promise that we continue after death, however unexpected, … and that Justice is real. An unexpected and unwanted crossing is initiated by the free choice of another, yet like Christ in the Pieita, She catches us, and holds us dear.

On the earth, sorrow and rage. The News emphasizes the inaccurate, to the exclusion of context, for example, … that the world appears to be full of unwanted, and often purposeless death – not just the school children died on that day. The Covid Mystery has made us even more sensitive to the fact that not only could we die, but we had little control about when, even though we all know that life ends, for everyone.

There is something unique about our age. Each age has its own flavor of course, yet what is worth noting for our present one? Choice. If we want it, then everyone wants it. As I have noted in other contexts, it is human freedom that is the Beast from the Abyss.

An important element of the logos nature is that there is order in the larger events we call history. We might do well to trust the Mystery with the Big Picture, especially if we create the true and the good, as that is within the reach of our own will.

If we consider our own lives, we know of birth and family and culture and language and “karmic” relationships. Opportunities for healing choices are part of the mystique of Karma and Reincarnation.

A helpful picture to me is to make an imagination of the globe of the earth, and attend to the fact the as the world turns, some people go to sleep and others wake up.

There is a moving band of sleep activity, with its secret relationship with the spirit (secret in the sense that we don’t remember what our spirit does during sleep), or as Steiner has put it: what is done to us by the spirit during “sleep”.

According to him impulses of will, as needed for the next day, are implanted in the soul. Somehow … the shooter still has to make the choice to fulfill their plan, with some degree of consciousness and intention.

Can the children know they are going to die before those choices are made? Does the Mystery know in advance?

Suppose that the Mystery does not know, until the choice is made. This seems required if we are to be truly free, and that there is no predestination.

Then there are the ideas that Steiner gave us about reading to the dead. Most folk don’t know these ideas, but of those that do, can we take a child, and read to them? What about the shooter? Do we read to him?

Also there is “forgiveness”. Do we – on the sidelines – forgive the shooter? A rough sea of choices for all of us.

As is usual, the shooting has led political leaders to making a show of sympathy, and promising to fix it. One of the quirks of this shooting is that the deaths took place in Texas, a week or two before the National Rifle Association has their usual annual glorification of gun ownership, also in Texas.

One final point, mostly overlooked now, although well known in the early days of school shootings. How many of these mostly young man were on antidepressants, which have as a side effect the impulse to homicide, and/or suicide.

Some years ago, I was following a savage set of actions, where a man in Florida was burying adolescent girls alive. He had finally been caught, and I had to be glad to not have had to live in such a tortured mind.

My own personal mob of inner conflicts is quite enough, thank you.

musings and tales

Musings, … from the realm of pure ideas.

If you put a cross in a circle, you get four quadrants. The picture with this song is a Hopi version of this symbol.

Correspondences can be made with the four elements, the four directions, and so forth. I have written, for example, that the people of the circle (indigenous folks), are noted in the Hopi Prophecy also as the Younger Brother. These are the Earth Religions. The Cross is representative of the Elder Brother, in the same Prophecy.

With the circle, the wisdom of community can be represented; and, from the cross we have the wisdom of the individual.

The Cross has lines, and gives us one vertical, and the other horizontal. The vertical gesture can be seen as representative of the higher and lower tasks of the I, in pursuit of individual development. The horizontal gesture is in the social realm, and involves our relationships to the Other.

Switching gears …

Ursula K. LeGuin’s book, “The Dispossessed”, has as its central character a physicist, seeking to create a physics involving linear time, that would include a physics of the simultaneous, aka: the Now.

Using our wonderful symbol, imagine the horizontal line as involving before and after, or together with the vertical: before – now – after. It is easier to imagine the linear gesture, our biographies make that necessary. The vertical gesture is a kind of tower of Nows:

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before – now – after

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Before and After takes place in the physical ethereal (space and time). Now takes place in the astral spiritual (a time-less realm, which is also the gate of generation, out of the unformed and uncreated).

Lately in these Facebook venues, we have been receiving tales of karmic reincarnation, particularly of spirits that history remembers from the time of The Incarnation, and seem to be present now, in the time of the Second Becoming [Nicolaas Vergunst]. Great stories from that time are also remembered and some aspects appear in all religions, after a fashion. [Brad Knight]

Rudolf Steiner calls the original Christ Event: the Turning Point of Time. Today might be called an Echo of that Event, and musical adjectives can enrich the picture. All the nows and befores and afters are mirror images of that primeval singularity.

The before captured in Genesis is not the temporal locus of the Act of Creation. 2000 years ago was the Central Now. Imagine waves of meaning, going both into the before and after of linear time.

Each line in the symbol meets the circle at their endpoints. Each line opens in two directions, the center leaving a two petaled flower in four directions.

In projective geometry we find the idea that a line going to infinity on the left, will return from the infinity at the right. The other – vertical gesture – is the same ….the stack of Nows also being infinite, every line upon reaching the plane at infinity essentially eats its own tale.

Let us now complexify the symbol, by noticing that a two dimension circle can also represent a three-dimensional sphere. All manner of spheres are recognized in occultism. Planets are spheres. The tiny particles of today’s physics were first imagined as spheres, although the idea of string theory can seem “linear”, in a way.

The orbits of the planets are almost pure spheres, having an elliptic form, with two point centers. The movement of the whole planetary system is kin to a vortex, for there is circular and elliptical movement around a forward axis of motion.

A single drop of water, once separated from the stream, shapes itself into a purely spherical form. Falling lets us be free, in a way in the field of gravity – the drop moves within the fall, in the form of a sphere. Weightlessness in machines in orbit around the planet is due to objects “falling around the earth”.

Projective geometry is built out of three elements: point, line, and plane, and escapes the need for measure. A point is an idea, without a there there. A line is pure extension partially seen, while the infinite plane disappears into boundlessness. The Mother is the mystery of gravity, with its manifestation being point centered, while the Son is the mystery of levity, with its manifestation being “centered” in the periphery.

Between the pure point, and the boundless plane lives the spherical. This latter spherical aspect disappears into the point and the plane. A sphere with a zero radius is a point, and a sphere with an infinite radius is a plane.

Rudolf Steiner: “Think on it: how the point becomes a sphere and yet remains itself. Hast thou understood how the infinite sphere may be only a point, and then come again, for then the Infinite will shine forth for thee in the finite”

Is there a primal “now”, a first One? If I drop a rock into still water, circle like waves spread out in all directions.

Steiner points to spheres of planetary evolution: Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. According to Tomberg, there is no movement in this Saturn warmth. It just is. Then there is division, from wholeness. An effect of the mystery of the One, is the Two (Father and Mother = one and many). They then birth the Son, who according to Tomberg sacrifices movement into stillness, giving an axis “point” enabling the warmth to move and thus complexify.

These ideas have to be presented in linear time form. Or, being becoming. In the Sun/earth, the Son creates space from time. In the Moon/earth, the Mother creates form and order from space. In the Earth/earth, the many individualize – form and order born in a sea of chaos.

The archetypal individual – the Son – appears in linear time and space. Given that the linkage One-Father-Mother-Son is itself a unity, the temple of Nows is timeless and spaceless, …

Consider the Sphere of the Earth today. Eight billion personalized spheres of life and thought.

From the point of view of the Temple of Nows, each individual is a sacred blossoming flower. The many of the earth, including that which is not “human”, if imagined from space, is a fertile garden of becoming. The next Now is always not yet; and, in spite of our knowledge, we don’t really ever know that What’s Next.

Each biography is, obviously and dangerously, a tabla rasa open to our personal influence, for which we are responsible.

Within our personal matter-based consciousness, to experience, we are the invisible point center, and the sense world the boundless periphery. Pure spiritual experience, on the other hand, sees the All from the totality of the Periphery. This state of being is the fabled Akashic Record.

According to Barfield, the I only appears after the Incarnation. In terms of this poem, the radiation of meaning into the before shows a humanity yet to be individualized. We were members of communities in the before. In the after we are becoming a community unto ourselves.

The sum of our Nows is the Holy Grail.

Dornach Tales

Around 1917, a gypsy camped near the original Goetheanum. He found work as a day laborer, and with his wife and two daughters he would sit around the campfire, in their last hour or so before bed. He would play some pipes, he’d made himself from bamboo, and the ladies would sing and practice their harmonies.

There was one moonlit night, when a tall figure stopped by. They talked together about Moon wisdom, and its dangers, for the Rites of the Mother tended to increasing wildness, not just of mind and soul, but of body as well. The man spoke of a friend, a herbalist, who also knew some Moon wisdom, mostly for healing, and not so much for magic and dance.

They talked of the future, and the gypsy brought out his hand-drawn deck of tarot cards, and reading them he said to the man that they would meet again on the cusp of the Third Millennium.

While they spoke a Wolf came near, and when invited came into the circle of warmth and light, where She was offered a share of the evening meal.

She declined, although the offering was well given, and the symbolism important.

The gypsy and the man found themselves drawn into Her eyes, and together dreamed the Song of Her Heart. The two wept then at what they were shown. Such Sorrow at their weaknesses, and Such Joy at Her Forgiveness.

The three women had not looked, but felt drawn to song, wordless tones that seemed to call forth a breeze, that played with the weavings of the fire.

The Wolf then rose, and turned Her back on the fire, leaving an image in the weavings, of a time when this place was cursed, so lost in words written at pages, that would themselves be lost in libraries, while meanwhile all Her Truths were in the living trees, and forests and clouds and storms and sky-wonders, … not in books.