Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics: aka: Western Civilization and Its Discontents

Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics: aka: Western Civilization and Its Discontents

Right now the biggest problem we all face is how does an individual find the truth in seas so treacherous. We tend to think in terms of this place or that place, this kind of people or that kind of people, and, this kind of government or that kind of government.

Yet, a core aspect of the pandemic-Pandemonium is that it does not obey geological boundaries, racial differences, and, which group believes it rules those that are below.

No one escapes the Return of the Son, and the Remembering of the Mother – events which are happening whether we believe Them or not. The Dawn of the Third Millennium is also the enactment of a Spiritual Rite never before seen in history remembered, although the legend of Atlantis, when the seas fell out of the sky*, should serve as a warning. The Divine Mystery can wipe the board clean anytime They wish.

The whole of humanity is ruled by a false religion, aka: scientific materialism = all is matter, there is no spirit. This arrogant ignorance, rooted in an intellect that has no heart, was a necessary blindness. The Mystery Itself wishes us to choose whether or not we relate to Them in the future. The current state of world civilization is a consequence of human freedom, even among so-called believers.

For each religion there are “issues”. Some are common/universal. For example, a book is seen as more filled with knowledge of the spirit, than the created-world itself. The writings of men, claiming divine inspiration, tell stories in conflict with the what-is that, their belief system asserts that their God created.

Scientific materialism no longer sees the ancient spirits, such as the Titans, at work in our rogue weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, wars, pandemics – the Four Horseman in all Their righteous glory. Materialism has emptied our minds and hearts of what many of those hearts and minds know to be true. The world is filled with Divine Consciousness, and They are looking over our existence with more sympathy than scientific materialism views the theoretical “matter only” physical world.

Right now humanity is faced with needing understanding of the real nature of the dis-ease processes, while materialistic-industrial medicine is lost, even though its best minds are trying very hard to help all of us.

The germ theory of dis-ease, and the ideas of contagious infections that rides in on those illusions, are not true. They are believed by the materialistic medical establishment, as well as government and business leaders. This is a kind of religious effect of scientific materialism … its claim of authority as to the truth, in a situation where the whole course of the pandemic-Pandemonium reveals ignorance, not knowledge.

We forget sometimes that a theory is a guess, and the history of medicine (and other kinds of allegedly scientific knowledge) is that the models/paradigms/tales change over time. We learn. We make mistakes, fall down. and go boom. What is being taught to us now? As we – as individuals – struggle to survive the Dying and Becoming of Western Civilization, we are right to focus on our personal circumstance. Make your life work, and leave to the Mystery the higher forms of Justice.

Let us consider, as an example, what I have named: the “Bill Gates syndrome”, a kind of mental (social-spiritual) dis-ease.

Scientific materialism, having gotten rid of any spirit at work in our world, has decreed a kind of supremacy to the ideas of chance, and random “accidents”. What the ancient Egyptian priests saw as Fate and Fortune in their Hermetic Science, many no longer believe, although some of that same many may find themselves using “what goes around comes around”, and “when the universe closes one door, it opens another.”

The “Bill Gates Syndrome” lets folk believe that the massive amounts of wealth&power they now hold, has not been bestowed by Fate and Fortune – it has been earned through their own genius. A self made man is the cliché.

The ego of such people then believes it can understand&know just how and why the world should develop according to their imaginary genius. George Soros writes treatises on developing democracy, while Bill Gates believes he knows the right way to help the world become more healthy. The creators of Google and Facebook and Amazon imagine there are no limits to their genius.

A well known – to the ancients – perception … is that Fate and Fortune are fickle masters. Once the scale – of what is believed to be under the control of those with the syndrome – reaches a certain level of complexity, chaos is present. “And this too shall pass” is the rule.

Ordinary people, given this situation of madness among the rich&powerful, will find that what they most need, in order to navigate the flowering of these seeds of destruction, is good company. Think globally, act locally, has never been a more needed wisdom than right now.

One of the more curious delusions is held by many ordinary people. In spite of massive historical evidence to the contrary, such folk believe corporations, and the governments they own, have in mind the best interests of their workers, consumers, and cannon fodder.

Oddly enough, the war is not so much about wealth&power, but about knowledge of what our existence actually means.

Scientific materialism sees a material/physical body, that can be infected by a tiny tiny tiny organism, to the point of grave illness and possible death. If the truth of the spirit is put back into our understanding, all of materialistic medicine falls apart.

There exists what needs to be called: the Narrative. Why folk trust this Narrative, given that it is sourced in people who lie for a living, is hard to fathom. Some of us are right to see that pandemic-Pandemonium as having aspects which threaten our freedoms, in a way they have not been assaulted since the madness in Europe that led to the Holocaust.

The masked and the unmasked. The right of the State to order folk to follow the advice of materialistic and industrial medicine to tell us what to do, because otherwise our failure will make others sick and die.

The industries founded on scientific materialism have poisoned humanity. There are poisons in our water and air, named by the misdirecting euphemism: pollution. There are poisons on our food, and the more sensitive folk end up “gluten intolerant” (another misdirecting euphemism). Then there are the poisons in our medicines, so gracelessly called: “side-effects”.

If you are getting your understanding of the pandemic-Pandemonium, from the evening news on television, you are getting a Narrative intentionally designed to keep us asleep, in large part by beginning to feed us the idea that our neighbor is the danger, and not the conscienceless multi-national corporation.

A crucial factoid to keep in mind: 90% of those with a confirmed presence of the bug in their bio-home, survive the illness, many never even getting symptomatic. Not one of them needed to be vaccinated with more poisons.

The Mystery of Technology in the Light of the Emerald Tablet

The Mystery of Technology in the Light of the Emerald Tablet

A decade, or so, ago, I wrote a small book: “The Mystery of Evil in the Light of the Sermon on the Mount” (1). This was a follow up companion to a longer book: “The Art of God – an actual theory of Everything” (2). The deeper questions of the real nature and purpose of “evil”, especially that aspect of human inner life involving the “three-fold double complex”, begin and end with self-knowledge. We don’t know evil except we first know it in ourselves.

The remarks in the Sermon on the Mount, connected to the admonition to “judge not”, advise that if we really want to help another with their “mote”, we first need to remove the “beam” from out of our own heart’s mind.

In the communities of folk, who have felt inspired by the work&life of Rudolf Steiner, this problem of evil has become deeply involved with the question of the true nature and meaning of technology, and electricity (3). This confusion of evil and technology is rooted in the frequent use by Steiner linking the ideas of good&evil to humanity’s relationship with the Inner Earth, … spiritual realms where reside Beings of great and ancient powers. Steiner experienced this realm as a clairvoyant spiritual-scientific investigator of these inner “layers”, many of which he described as evil, and as sources of something called “black magic”.

Most readers of Steiner buy into this point of view of sub-nature or sub-sensible forces. Give that what Steiner reported – from his “researches” into the Inner Earth – is completely wrong (4), a rather peculiar problem arises, especially in the sense of our methods of spiritual perception and cognition.

This also makes for a kind of cruel paradox for Steiner readers, which is that if Steiner got the meaning and significance of the Inner Earth wrong, what does that fact mean as regards other offerings of Steiner to the world. Are they too “wrong” in some sense?

This question disappears if we stop treating all that he said as if it was absolutely true. Steiner readers too often make a “bible” of what he said&wrote, and constantly use his words as final answers to complicated questions. The result is a kind of religion I have come to call: Steinerism. To engage with a mind given over to Steiner-thought, is to leave the fields of scientific investigations for discourse which is essentially theological in nature. Various folk argue over what Steiner said/meant, but existentially it is impossible to argue with a dead man’s true believers.

Steiner showed the Way out of this confusion in his first four books (GA-1 to GA-4), where he points to the personality of Goethe, and to Goethe’s phenomenological investigations of Nature. We let the phenomena speak, rather than bring to it a ready made idea/concept. We perceive first, and thought comes next. What concepts we let into our heart’s mind, from reading Steiner, are ghosts in between our own perceiving self, and the object of knowledge

Not only that, but in the above four books we can begin to understand that the human being is Nature observing Itself, and in human thought/cognitions that act of perception becomes creative. We add to the thought world concepts that did not previously exist. We give to our experience the core of human “meaning”, which ultimately needs to be understood as personal.

Meaning is to become individualized, an element that disappears in those communities where folk engage in theological representations based on any “master’s words”. As Emerson observed, … to place our own heart’s mind in orbit around the thoughts of another personality is to disable our own latent potential for acts of individual genius.

None of this means that we – ourselves – cannot personally confirm something toward which Steiner pointed. On that personal act our future spiritual development depends. To become dependent on Steiner-said is to lame the own soul, and worse … to model voluntary mental servitude.

Technology is not something new. The Hermetic Science (aka: magic) of the ancient Egyptians is a science of techniques (5). Ceremonies. Religious objects and tools. Evocations of the direct perception of those immortal beings, who Steiner has suggested went through a “human” development before ours. We are right then to ask ourselves, just what does it mean to be “human”?

There is a tale of a Garden, in which stood two trees. The tree of knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of life. Although advised otherwise, being human in that moment meant accepting the temptation to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The “Garden” (aka: Faerie, the Underworld, the Upsidedown, the Lost Cities … just a few of the names for that which we once knew) … the Garden is lost, but not forgotten.

Part of this prior existence – Steiner suggests – included an ability to see otherwise invisible beings, in an otherwise visible or sensible environment. Poetically … we are born of life&light, within life&light, via a process that means to free us from any dependence on this originally external life&light.

The method (or technology) of the Divine Mystery is to turn inside out (involute) light and darkness. This has been called: the Fall. We fell away from life&light into death&darkness. The principle means, to effect this darkness, is to begin to perceive in the world this darkness. Not so much in ourselves, but in others.

The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil is in our nature. When Steiner approached the Inner Being of the Earth, he brought with him unresolved issues of good and evil, given that the time in which he taught found that duality a descriptive necessity for modern existence. Essentially, in spite of his attainments, he remained “human”, as do we.

Technology too evolves.

For millennia human beings have had a devotional relationship with the world of experience. Practices and traditions endured, where the Mother (the Goddess) was still perceived. With the coming of the three patriarchal monotheisms, these most ancient Ways surrendered to a process where something new was to be discovered by the human being. Something within the human being.

Something free.

We have a hard time, us moderns, having the ideas of past and future. There is no past, or future, only Now. Without a doubt, there are patterns. Stories of past remembered, and observed to have order, which order continues. There is also disorder, or the paradox of the order in disorder – what Socrates might have noted as Divine Whimsy.

The modern human being has become, in certain limited respects, the author of the direction of the Now. Our choices have consequences. This stark fact reveals that a kind of torch has been passed from the Greater Divine Mystery, to the lesser divine mystery. We create objects out of stuff in new ways, and often ignorant of what is the real nature of the stuff we carelessly transform into forces of death. Keep in mind that the stuff we transform via our “technological accomplishments”, … that stuff we never made.

The Mystery made the stuff, and in fact is the stuff. We just dug it up from where She had put it, and went so far as to blow a hole in forever with our plutonium experiments. We did that, They did not.

That fact hides a very difficult truth, which can only be understood poetically by saying that the divine mystery aspect of the free human being, in this unfolding of unrestrained technological innovation, is aptly named in Revelations, as: “the Beast from the Abyss”. Abyss, in this case, referrers to a realm where the Mother resides, that Steiner never got to enjoy, … the Realm of the Unformed and Uncreated. Human freedom is at play in the realm of that which has not yet been formed or created.

Magic resides there, i.e. the Being of Magic. The Goddesses Hecate & Circe to the Greeks, and the God Heka to the Egyptians. To know Her/Him/It/Them requires surrender, given that is the Way to the Wild in Nature – the Act of Surrender. Steiner, the spiritual investigator, met what was unredeemed in his own soul, because Their Surrender to us is so complete it is like meeting ourselves.

Those wishing to understand modern “technology”, will find the best help in the most ancient technology: Magic. Until human beings begin to have intercourse with the spirits behind the veil of the sensible world, these human beings will not understand what has come to “live” in the stuff&things we make, out of stuff&things we did not make.

This means that the basis for a “moral” technology so many pursue, needs to begin with accepting what They did, and not arguing it never should have appeared in the first place. It (a moral technology) is not in the nature of the objects, but in the moral nature of the thinking-means which produces the objects.

That technology exists, which we don’t like (5G, chem-trails, HAARP etc), is not the riddle. The riddle is are human beings willing to do the work required to have direct and personal intercourse with the Beings living in the “tech”. An I and Thou relationship needs to arise, and for that we need to know the secrets of the Emerald Tablet (6).

On such paths lie many open secrets, whose teachings for our Journey through the Dying and Becoming of Western Civilization depends (7).

(1) https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/joel-wendt/the-mystery-of-evil-in-the-light-of-the-sermon-on-the-mount/paperback/product-1e8r57ky.html

(2) https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/joel-wendt/the-art-of-god/paperback/product-16q9y5kw.html

(3) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/14/electricity-a-devotional-and-artistic-representation/

(4) http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/Clarke5.html

(5) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/27/memories-in-the-dreaming/

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

(7) https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/19/she-has-the-whole-world-in-his-hands/

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence

Carl Unger, a student of Rudolf Steiner, points out that in the early part of the 20th Century natural science (led by mathematical-physics) stopped investigating the phenomena, and began to create theories of the fundamental nature of “things”. It is crucial to appreciate the step being taken here.

What happened was that the process of measurement of the tiniest entities ran into a paradox. If we sought the location of one of these “particles”, the instrument we used disturbed the particle, making it impossible to also know that piece of stuff’s velocity. If we measured velocity, we could not discover location.

For somewhat mysterious reasons mathematical-physics decided that the problem was not a limit of our technological means of observation, but represented an actual limit to Nature Herself. This “mistake” came about – in part – because the general direction of the investigation of tiny stuff&things had a kind of momentum. A direction taken had to continue to fall toward its “destiny”, as it were.

Can we find a deeper understanding of the “force” inducing this destiny-direction?

Over in the realm – where the idea of the evolution of consciousness hangs out – it is understood that around the year 1500 human consciousness took a step that came to be named by some: the on-looker separation. For example, in the Lakota Sioux language, it is not possible to say: I hit you. Only: we hit us. The names of what we think of today as individuals was then often linked more to family and place (John’s son; de Chardin) than as an individual.

In Owen Barfield’s works we can discover many details, including his observation that the Scholastics of the 12th and 13th Century used the word “participation” – a lot. They felt themselves as a participant in the natural world, not as the separate existence we take for granted today.

It is during this change of consciousness that painting acquires depth and perspective. Ultimately this change leads to the passage from Euclidean Geometry, to Projective Geometry, an evolution of how to include infinite elements, and polar and paradoxical relationships, known among some of Steiner’s students as: Space and Counter-space; Center and Periphery; or as George Adams puts it: Physical and Ethereal Spaces.

A secondary effect, at the social level, was the emancipation of thinking from the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church: aka: the Copernican Revolution. The earth revolves around the sun, not the sun around the earth. New toys arise for the elites who have time to study, such as telescopes, microscopes, and prisms.

The world of Nature, formerly believed to be inhabited by its own divine intelligence, became an unfeeling thing to take apart. Natural Philosophy (aka: science) separates itself from the influence of religion and of art.

Faced with the riddle of our limits to know, we decided that it was a feature of Nature that caused the resulting uncertainty. So mathematical-physics then began to imagine (theorize) about tiny tiny entities that we did not see, but had to be there somehow, especially if we faced the riddles of radiating matter.

What was that which left an image on paper in the presence of naturally radiating material?

Things&stuff had to be made up of tiny bits that could only appear to the imagination as a guess, for which then we might devise instrumentation to enable us to prove our guesses (aka: the Cern super hadron collider).

Another way to view this is that the human intellect (science without religion or art) required the creation/development of abstract cause and effect ideas for explaining the world. An imbalance in the soul, which leads to even further reaches of the fall into our material destiny.

The basic idea of quantum mechanics is that nature has a state of existence as potential, yet to be realized. Is this idea true (science), good (religion), and beautiful (art)? How would we know?

One aspect that we do know is that Cern has tested, via a multi-billion dollar machine, theory after theory – based on the ideas of this “quantum” state of existence – and has yet to prove any one of them to be true. The closest mathematical-physics came to this goal, was the seeking for the “god” particle, which was needed in order to explain the idea of “mass”. Claims of proof were made, and then defeated.

The quantum world remained an idea, and this is its curse upon modern life. A ghost in the machine of our intellectual efforts to see the world. As Rudolf Steiner points out, a false idea exists as much as does a true idea. Human beings – in our time – use the abstract cause and effect intellect to generate a whole world of thought which is not true. The quantum world does not exist, other than as a poorly thought out set of conceptions.

Thus, through a necessary introduction, we come face to face with the Myth of Artificial Intelligence. It is an untrue idea we made up out of our limited abstract cause and effect thinking.

To go where we need to go next, we must consider Rudolf Steiner’s references to a kind of cosmic spiritual being he called: Ahriman. In many different ways Steiner pointed to our present Age as dominated by this Being.

Among Steiner students there are other myths, which are generated by the same abstract cause and effect thinking noticed above. In general the flaw is to believe that that which is “ahrimanic” is caused by this entity as if from some nether regions of hell. Nothing could be more untrue, and dangerously so.

The most ancient sciences, such as the Hermetic Science (aka: magic) of the ancient Egyptians, saw the human being as the microcosm, an exact analogue of the Macrocosm. What is great in the Universe is also true of human nature. Our personal “intellect” is the source of the “ahrimanic”.

This abstract cause and effect thinking has taken to seeing human consciousness as a consequence of the nature of matter, of the stuff&things themselves. No spirit, just matter, sings scientific materialism.

It is in this swamp of mistaken intellectualization that we give birth to the idea of a synthetic or artificial intelligence. The Mystery of Technology is – on one level – a set of events where the things&stuff help us continue the fall toward our material destiny.

Having removed from our idea of Nature, the concept of Her having an independent cosmic intelligence, we tend to see the “tech” also as empty of spirit. Fascinated with the paradoxes of the tiny tiny tiny “things” we make devices where we imagine something akin to our intelligence can arise.

Abstract cause and effect thinking then imagines that “code” can replicate on some level the act of thinking which we enjoy. We are not code. We just are living chaos (the Mother principle) and order the Father principle) at war with itself, having a sentient interior self-consciousness no tech will ever possess.

All the same, the abstract cause and effect intellect continues to generate fanciful ideas, such as quantum computing. A world of illusion built upon another illusion (untrue, non-artistic, and, amoral)

Our artists imagine all manner of terrible future possibilities, while the scientists fascinated with their toys, say: Don’t worry, we know what we are doing.

Abstract cause and effect thinking raises the forces of death that Steiner points out as inhabiting our modern understanding of the empty of spirit world’s phenomenal nature. Where are the forces of the Tree of Life, which we can only find when we pass through/beyond the trial of the fall, that came with our eating of the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil?

Steiner’s “third force” is magic. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/

this series of letters considers the relationship between the four classical elements of the ancient Egyptians (fire, air, water, earth), and the four fundamental forces/transformations of modern physics (gravity, electo-magnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear interactions)”

TO REPEAT FOR EMPHASIS

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence

Carl Unger, a student of Rudolf Steiner, points out that in the early part of the 20th Century natural science (led by mathematical-physics) stopped investigating the phenomena, and began to create theories of the fundamental nature of “things”. It is crucial to appreciate the step being taken here.

What happened was that the process of measurement of the tiniest entities ran into a paradox. If we sought the location of one of these “particles”, the instrument we used disturbed the particle, making it impossible to also know that piece of stuff’s velocity. If we measured velocity, we could not discover location.

For somewhat mysterious reasons mathematical-physics decided that the problem was not a limit of our technological means of observation, but represented an actual limit to Nature Herself. This “mistake” came about – in part – because the general direction of the investigation of tiny stuff&things had a kind of momentum. A direction taken had to continue to fall toward its “destiny”, as it were.

Can we find a deeper understanding of the “force” inducing this destiny-direction?

Over in the realm – where the idea of the evolution of consciousness hangs out – it is understood that around the year 1500 human consciousness took a step that came to be named by some: the on-looker separation. For example, in the Lakota Sioux language, it is not possible to say: I hit you. Only: we hit us. The names of what we think of today as individuals was then often linked more to family and place (John’s son; de Chardin) than as an individual.

In Owen Barfield’s works we can discover many details, including his observation that the Scholastics of the 12th and 13th Century used the word “participation” – a lot. They felt themselves as a participant in the natural world, not as the separate existence we take for granted today.

It is during this change of consciousness that painting acquires depth and perspective. Ultimately this change leads to the passage from Euclidean Geometry, to Projective Geometry, an evolution of how to include infinite elements, and polar and paradoxical relationships, known among some of Steiner’s students as: Space and Counter-space; Center and Periphery; or as George Adams puts it: Physical and Ethereal Spaces.

A secondary effect, at the social level, was the emancipation of thinking from the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church: aka: the Copernican Revolution. The earth revolves around the sun, not the sun around the earth. New toys arise for the elites who have time to study, such as telescopes, microscopes, and prisms.

The world of Nature, formerly believed to be inhabited by its own divine intelligence, became an unfeeling thing to take apart. Natural Philosophy (aka: science) separates itself from the influence of religion and of art.

Faced with the riddle of our limits to know, we decided that it was a feature of Nature that caused the resulting uncertainty. So mathematical-physics then began to imagine (theorize) about tiny tiny entities that we did not see, but had to be there somehow, especially if we faced the riddles of radiating matter.

What was that which left an image on paper in the presence of naturally radiating material?

Things&stuff had to be made up of tiny bits that could only appear to the imagination as a guess, for which then we might devise instrumentation to enable us to prove our guesses (aka: the Cern super hadron collider).

Another way to view this is that the human intellect (science without religion or art) required the creation/development of abstract cause and effect ideas for explaining the world. An imbalance in the soul, which leads to even further reaches of the fall into our material destiny.

The basic idea of quantum mechanics is that nature has a state of existence as potential, yet to be realized. Is this idea true (science), good (religion), and beautiful (art)? How would we know?

One aspect that we do know is that Cern has tested, via a multi-billion dollar machine, theory after theory – based on the ideas of this “quantum” state of existence – and has yet to prove any one of them to be true. The closest mathematical-physics came to this goal, was the seeking for the “god” particle, which was needed in order to explain the idea of “mass”. Claims of proof were made, and then defeated.

The quantum world remained an idea, and this is its curse upon modern life. A ghost in the machine of our intellectual efforts to see the world. As Rudolf Steiner points out, a false idea exists as much as does a true idea. Human beings – in our time – use the abstract cause and effect intellect to generate a whole world of thought which is not true. The quantum world does not exist, other than as a poorly thought out set of conceptions.

Thus, through a necessary introduction, we come face to face with the Myth of Artificial Intelligence. It is an untrue idea we made up out of our limited abstract cause and effect thinking.

To go where we need to go next, we must consider Rudolf Steiner’s references to a kind of cosmic spiritual being he called: Ahriman. In many different ways Steiner pointed to our present Age as dominated by this Being.

Among Steiner students there are other myths, which are generated by the same abstract cause and effect thinking noticed above. In general the flaw is to believe that that which is “ahrimanic” is caused by this entity as if from some nether regions of hell. Nothing could be more untrue, and dangerously so.

The most ancient sciences, such as the Hermetic Science (aka: magic) of the ancient Egyptians, saw the human being as the microcosm, an exact analogue of the Macrocosm. What is great in the Universe is also true of human nature. Our personal “intellect” is the source of the “ahrimanic”.

This abstract cause and effect thinking has taken to seeing human consciousness as a consequence of the nature of matter, of the stuff&things themselves. No spirit, just matter, sings scientific materialism.

It is in this swamp of mistaken intellectualization that we give birth to the idea of a synthetic or artificial intelligence. The Mystery of Technology is – on one level – a set of events where the things&stuff help us continue the fall toward our material destiny.

Having removed from our idea of Nature, the concept of Her having an independent cosmic intelligence, we tend to see the “tech” also as empty of spirit. Fascinated with the paradoxes of the tiny tiny tiny “things” we make devices where we imagine something akin to our intelligence can arise.

Abstract cause and effect thinking then imagines that “code” can replicate on some level the act of thinking which we enjoy. We are not code. We just are living chaos (the Mother principle) and order the Father principle) at war with itself, having a sentient interior self-consciousness no tech will ever possess.

All the same, the abstract cause and effect intellect continues to generate fanciful ideas, such as quantum computing. A world of illusion built upon another illusion (untrue, non-artistic, and, amoral)

Our artists imagine all manner of terrible future possibilities, while the scientists fascinated with their toys, say: Don’t worry, we know what we are doing.

Abstract cause and effect thinking raises the forces of death that Steiner points out as inhabiting our modern understanding of the empty of spirit world’s phenomenal nature. Where are the forces of the Tree of Life, which we can only find when we pass through/beyond the trial of the fall, that came with our eating of the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil?

Steiner’s “third force” is magic. https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/05/20/letters-about-magic/

this series of letters considers the relationship between the four classical elements of the ancient Egyptians (fire, air, water, earth), and the four fundamental forces/transformations of modern physics (gravity, electo-magnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear interactions)”

Just Enough Rope

Just Enough Rope

understanding the spiritual-social nature

of the pandemic-Pandemonium

by Joel A. Wendt

Imagine sitting at a round table, attended by spirits formerly known as Socrates, Matthew, George Washington, and Clara Barton. In my second childhood, I have started describing myself as a “white-privileged, Christian, son of Montana, American citizen, shaman, and professional heretics” for number of reasons, including that these are some of my present day spiritual tutors.

Socrates understands this COVID-19 crime scene much better than most do today. Few of us even know this is a war against human freedom, on a scale that might well exceed the holocaust. To Socrates such tumultuous events are always under the rule of the Gods&Goddesses, whose mode of operation had a basic observable rule: Everyone gets just enough rope, by which to hang themselves.

What that means is that the rich and powerful will reach just far enough so as to destroy themselves. Hopefully that will be a slow process.

Matthew has the view that it is time for the modern Kings’ streams to wash the feet of the Shepherds’ streams. He wonders why Goethean Science seems to belong to just a few, when what is required is to spread the knowledge that scientific proof of the Divine Mystery’s presence in Nature has been realized. He even nominates 12 books as modern Gospels of the Second Coming. For example imagine a (not the) … gospel of physics, or organic chemistry, or the imagination. Details are here:
https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/30/for-people-of-faith-of-whatever-rite/

George Washington … he weeps. Such dreams, now fallen. Yet, he sees a people of peoples forged in fire, and eager to seize life and freedom in even the most dire circumstances. As a one time general, well aware of Divine Providence, he admires the way that She – who has the whole world in His Hands – has set the stage. Stopping – for a moment – the headlong lemming rush to social chaos: aka: the dying and becoming of Western Civilization.

Her Arts gifting all of us human folk a “time out”, so as to reflect on the shared madness. At which the Beings of Nature sigh with relief, for at least a temporary lessening of the destruction of the Earth’s Sphere of Life.

Then there is Clara Barton … fierce and full of rage, tempered by Faith. She wants to run toward the fire, looking to help, to hold, to touch, and care without fear of personal risk. Do not go to hospitals she warns. People of the pandemic-Pandemonium need to do the exact opposite of the vaccine patent-holding fear-monger’s advice. When we have the dis-ease processes of elimination in play, rest, touch, knowing someone is right there with them, lets folk surrender to the bodies wisdom. Modern industrial medicine – haunted by death forces – just adds more stress via hospitalization, not less – stress being the underlying “cause” of such illness-processes, in the first place. For details:

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

When the five of us hang out, She is with us, inspiring intuitions.
https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/04/19/she-has-the-whole-world-in-his-hands/

Some of Her recent Deeds: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/04/riots-and-such/

The visible hallmark of Her attention is in the aftermath of events, whether floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and such. We – humans – can usually see the-what-led-up to the crisis, but not so much appreciate the genius of what comes next.

The core attribute is that by Her engendering of social chaos, She is able to move folk out of their habits, and into situations where they just might realize that all us of need each other more than we let on. For example, after and during a flood people are displaced, and must seek shelter in public spaces, such as a high school gym filled with a few hundred folding cots.

Also present, helping volunteers. People, who would never otherwise meet each other, brought together by Her Rogue Weather. An offshoot of which might be the breaking of dams and the freeing of rivers to carry – outside the prisons in which we have caged them – nutrients which the land needs.

Cranky-Socrates again: beware of numbers, and number users. The necessary truths will appear among the poets and other artists. Ever hopeful Matthew: let protest and riot grow into celebration and theater [ http://ipwebdev.com/celebration/ ] . General George: Economic and Social Rebellion – in the Age of social political chaos: aka “the Grandmother War”, courtesy country-girl Clara.

[ http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/Rebellion.html ]

A final word for our friends in Anthroposophy, this: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/07/10/a-love-letter-to-the-friends-of-rudolf-steiners-anthroposophy/

Saturday Afternoon at the End of the World

Saturday Afternoon at the End of the World

When I was about 11, in the early 1950’s, I’d be given a couple of quarters, to go spend Saturday Afternoon at the movies. One quarter was for admission, the second was good for popcorn, a soft drink, and a candy bar.

For this hard to come by sum, we and my pals etc. would get two full-length movies, a newsreel, a serial, three or more cartoons, previews of coming attractions, and a break in the middle for a live bubblegum contest, for which the winners got more to eat, and free tickets for a later day.

The theater, which had seats for over 500, generally sold out, and still that night ran a more adult movie for those who did not want to watch a film among rude and yelling children letting off steam. Some of my favorite films were Abbot and Costello monster movies.

More than a few modern folk find some wisdom in us viewing our lives as a movie, in which we are writer, director, and principle actor.

In flu season – way back then, with many absent from school, it was not uncommon for not well-supervised kids, who were not in school, to show up for the movies. Nobody cared. Flu was normal, as were all the major childhood illnesses. At the time there were few vaccines.

In the early 1950s, four vaccines were available: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and smallpox. Because three of these vaccines were combined into a single shot (DTP), children received five shots by the time they were 2 years old and not more than one shot at a single visit. Google

My gravest “childhood” illness was at the onset of puberty – I was 14, diagnosed with scarlet fever, and keep home and in bed for two weeks. The doctor did a home visit every couple of days.

Fast forward to Now.

I will be 80 this coming December 23rd. Like a few billion other folk I live in a world seemingly rushing out of control towards some kind of abyss. A kind of Saturday Afternoon at the End of the World.

Still, it is happening one day at a time, and while there are many prognosticators of coming attraction horrors, Abbot and Costello seem to be running governments all over the world, and they are yet to have a workable consensus.

A few years ago I realized that age 11 was a good age, and that I would more or less observe the rite of second childhood at that age, whose main remembered characteristic was: adults lie a lot, are often totally stupid and out of it, and should not to be trusted.

This healthy skepticism/intelligence has been very helpful in seeing through the smoke and mirrors of the pandemic-Pandemonium. At the same time, I do spend a few hours each day wandering the Facebook landscape, which has been a useful source of … not the truth for sure.

What I have learned there – as I discuss with other folk the meaning of this “situation” in which we all find ourselves – is that the narrative is kind of like a set of nested Russian dolls. If I try to unpack the illogic of one doll, the layers next above and below make it hard for people to let go other their present way of “seeing”.


Folk today are writing about the “masks”, and beginning to insist that all must wear them, and if necessary be legally compelled to do so. Me, I’m suspicious. Even though I offered an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, that suggests a rethinking of the mask outside of hospitals – pointing out that it takes a close conversation of five to ten minutes with the same person to possibly catch the bug if they are infected, or an asymptomatic carrier, folk reading my posts just called me a dangerous fool, and never read the article. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372

One of the strange and frighten aspects of the narrative was how quickly the ideas of masks and social distancing appeared. As a careful student of the media-process, the rapid imposition of such rules stood out as odd, to say the least. My memory, as I noticed this, recalled that even before Lee Harvey Oswald was captured, in Asia press releases appeared – with details of who he was – within just 12 hours after the assassination.



The management of public information (the narrative) is an art and science (public relations) that often has as a central purpose masking the truth. Billions of dollars for the making of a new vaccine are involved, and the institutions of Big Pharma are basically conscienceless multinational corporations. It is not in their business model to actually heal.

Another odd event was how fast the twenty minute video of Dr. Judy Mikovits (co-author of Plague of Corruption – Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science) came and went from social media such as YouTube and Facebook – less than ten days by my sense of things.

I had not yet watched it, and was aware mostly of the mass of Facebook posts saying – in essence – that she was a liar, incompetent, and stupid. The quick coming and going of this view intrigued me – as well as the flood of accusations as to her character, given my studies for decades of media processes, so my 11 year old skepticism wanted to know what was the smoking gun that caused such fear among the powerful.

Up to that point of time, I had not noticed so much the fact that these powerful folks were fighting over patent rights to the coming vaccine/s. She outlined it simply, and named some names, having worked with Dr. Fauci at WHO some decades earlier.

It is Dr. Fauci that was the principle source of social distancing and masks – and still is. Fact checkers have established that his epidemiological predictions were outside the norm of others in the field. The principle fact is that a flu season was named by him – and his friends – as a “pandemic”, far before the evidence of such was in (it is now known this was a bad flu season, but no pandemic.)

When Eisenhower gave his farewell address he spoke of another danger, besides the famous military-industrial complex – namely the vast quantities of money flowing into our universities and colleges from corporations, whose agenda was not so much pure research, but ways to take hold of the scientific narrative in support of their products. If you followed the wanted narrative, you got research money.

My older brother, a PhD in microbiology, left his career behind, in part because the department politics was deadly, and the fact that lower schools/colleges were sending to his graduate classes people who did not want to think, and do science, but rather wanted to be taught what to believe so as to be able to pass tests and advance.

I’ve always known that money could buy bent/criminal experts in anything.

So here we are, Saturday Afternoon and the End of the World. Frankenstein, the Wolf-man, and Count Dracula are trying to kill us. Still, we are free not to pay attention, to trust our own instincts and skepticism, and enjoy the show.

It ends, and we go home … right?

Dear Lord, Please Save Us All from “Experts”

Dear Lord, Please Save Us All from “Experts”

An expert, in general, is a peculiar type of … of what? They are expected to know what they are talking about. So, in a sense, the expert has/gets to define/represent the area of their expertise.

Usually, there is a “field” of interest, in which the expert has been educated and trained. You wouldn’t go to the front-yard mechanic on the corner, if your kid needs heart surgery. Expertise in one field generally does not mean they are experts in any other field. Some folk are experts in more than one field, yet still the tendency is for specialization, being as no one should ever be saying they know everything.

Doesn’t hurt if the expert has some humility, although we expect them them to act with at least an appearance of certainty.

Sometimes the expert can act is if their version of the matter at issue is the consensus in the field. In the Press, we will see someone described as a “leading” authority. Other experts gain reputation when they have a title in some institution. Vice president of marketing research. Holder of the Donald Duck Chair at Harvard Medical School, in the field of forensic analysis of dead people – i.e the chief pathologist in residence there.

You expect your lawyer and doctor to have all manner of stuff on the walls of their offices, announcing their degrees, licensees, awards, and so forth.

Most folk do not know the difference between what are called the hard sciences and the soft sciences … aka: between physics and psychology, for example. Medicine, given the need for the process of diagnosis, is often more art than science. Sure a person can have a generally recognized condition, but multiple ways in which they have it in a form unique to them.

The News “business” uses experts all the time. If we are paying attention we have discovered the factual certainty that all experts do not agree, much of the time. Still, if the Press anoints one of them as an “expert”, we tend to believe the News did their homework first.

Then there is that type of expertise which as a lot of theoretical elements, as it were. Best guesses is the usual way this is confessed.

Of course, we all know that large business never lie, cheat, or steal, so the “experts” they nominate will be quite able to represent the truth (however actually uncertain) as if it is the Truth – with the capital T.

Then there is this very rare bird, the generalist. Not a specialist, but interested in multiple fields, and works at helping these different areas of expertise not be in conflict with any other discipline. So if an expert in epidemiology tells one story, an expert in another field, or a generalist, might easily refute the claim.

Of course the News has to beware of creating boredom in the watcher, because they might not stick until the next commercial. News, as in Television, looks for good pictures, and whatever seems to be exciting. Not to likely to deliver us a long talk by a different epidemiologist, who asserts that the one the News used is full of it, and on this blackboard he has gone over all the relevant numbers to prove his case.

What is very ironic – in the News business – is how often they ask a politician for policy answers, for which the politician has no expertise whatsoever, and a personal agenda (often not confessed) to boot.

So the News can get lies, ignorance, arrogance, and sell it to the public as based on the thinking of “experts in the field”. Does the reader of this remember when there was a profession of investigative journalism? These days we are lucky if the News organization fact checked anything, whether from an expert or a politician pretending to be an expert.

There is a field of expertise called: public relations. This is about controlling the News narrative in a way favorable to whatever company, person, or idea, the public relations firm is paid to advance, in a fashion where the truth does not matter at all, but only the appearances – the mythical-tale as is most favorable for the client.

It is going to be known in the future that just about everything, we were told in the beginning about the pandemic, never was ever true. It is going to be known in the future that the germ theory of disease is scientifically mistaken. Experts believe it, but to do that they have to pretend others do not, and can in fact prove these experts are wrong.

Sometimes we observe this when we understand that while we all can have are own opinion, we are not entitled to our own facts. In medicine, and even in fields of hard science, theories come ago in and out of fashion. Sometimes the people involved forget that facts are independent of popular acclaim, i.e. just because there is a consensus among some of the experts in a field, does not mean they know what we need to know.

Big Pharma has every reason to want to control that narrative that the best way to treat infectious disease is with vaccines, to which they own the patents. Most ordinary folk have accepted this situation as a kind of medical religion, expecting the experts to actually know what they are doing, ignoring the naysayers who suggest that otherwise.

History pretty much establishes that the majority is usually wrong, given that consensus in science has no meaning. The consensus – the paradigm – fails, because the iconoclast scientist sought the truth, instead of institutional positions and wealth.

In a kind of macro-historical crisis sense, the pandemic is a gigantic test of whether or not various social institutions actually know what they are doing, or what is worse, don’t care because wealth and position is at play, while the truth is secondary.

At the early years of the 20th Century, the scientist Sir Arthur Eddington remarked, as to the effects of specialization: We are knowing more and more and about less and less. This cultivated arrogant ignorance is part of why Western Civilization is heading for the toilet.

Anthroposophical Madness***

Anthroposophical Madness***

***[ Tiger-Saucy, the last fairy teacher of shamans has noted that the Eight Gates of Faerie come in four pairs, one of which is sanity&madness. The other three are: living&dying; remembering&forgetting: and, waking and sleeping. The Egyptian priest spirit-helper reminds me that there is a relationship between these four pairs, and the classical four elements of antiquity (fire/will; air/intellect; water/feeling; and, earth/consciousness), none of which aspects can be separated from the other. The Mayan scribe spirit-helper reminds me that each day is a repeating chaotic Labyrinth, into which is woven the Maze of our individual Spirit. Every moment of Now unfolds from its past, and dies into its future. As above, so below, & as below, so above, for the Miracle of the One.]

The collective madness of modern humanity is due to the Enchantment of the Intellect by the Father of Lies. That Enchantment we also name: scientific materialism – all is matter, there is no spirit. This collective madness can only be healed/helped/deepened&resurrected one individual spark/spirit at a time. Yet, this process involves a collective Rite on a scale only a Goddess can devise and execute.

Welcome to the pandemic-Pandemonium, which is organized around the individual biographies as the center, and world events are simple secondary consequences of billions of interwoven stories/fairy-tales divine.

Our human freedom, aka: the Beast from the Abyss of the unformed and uncreated, is the cutting edge of the Creation. Not even the Gods&Goddesses want to know the future their children are in the process of generating. All the same, we have tended to be a bit to predictable. For this reason then social chaos – an unsettleing of order on a massive canvas.

In the curious venues of Faerie, certain of the Fae wondered when the Aristotelians, who felt themselves friends and students of Rudolf Steiner, would wake up to the Platonists – the devotes of the Mother. If the mind cannot see the extraordinary beauty of the Social Arts of She Who Has the Whole World in His Hands – in the pandemic-Pandemonium – an important aspect of that mind … sleeps …

Signs of confusion include the belief in the pseudo-magic of the Christmas Conference … a tragic truth, which anyone with a decent and unbiased imagination can read in the social events in the Society, between the years 1925 to 1935. The women nearest to Steiner fell to quarreling, harsh letters were exchanged and like a dysfunctional department in a university, sides were taken, folks excluded – order disappeared. Things fell apart, that center did not hold, and anarchy consumed the spirit of Anthroposophy in central Europe during World War Two.

Thus is social-spiritual compost engendered, ready for new seed.

A secondary effect of this loss of focus appears in the lingering yearning to apply Steiner’s threefold ideals/ideas/observations to central Europe and nearby political entities. This in spite of RS having said in his Oxford lectures (Threefolding as a Social Alternative – here I am paraphrasing) that the time had passed for the application of the threefold social order in central Europe, but that even so, this idea could still be fruitful in Russia and America (if appropriately restated), and that for the West, time did not matter so much because much could still be done for the right ordering of the three spheres. [for details read my: “Threshold Problems in Thinking the Threefold Social Order” http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/thpts.html ]

Another matter, which is a sign of confusion, is the continuous search for the most recent Bodhisattva incarnation of the future Maitreya Buddha. Much nomination of one’s favorite candidate, followed by argument. Even serious “scholarly” intercourse is not spiritual knowledge, although surely a practice/habit in a world where mastery of Steiner’s words is admired. If one is serious about Buddhism and Christianity, one might just ask – instead of where another teacher might be, but what can I bring out of myself? How do I join East and West?

The mastery in the development of the own heart’s mind is the base tone/note of the feast, but a mistaken hunger for knowledge and the truth via the pages of books, is not the same as learning to talk to trees and clouds … meanwhile, the Platonists point toward the sense world itself as speech. Which “shape” has the hands, freed by the miracle that is the feet [See the Goethean scientific work in Wolfgang Shad’s Man and Mammal].

Which leads to something the Fae also find remarkable … that the Aristotelians spend more time on reading Steiner, and almost nothing on the goetheanistic works which are essentially gospels of the Second Coming. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and these new gospels are about extending science into realms where religion and art play a significant role. [Details here: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/30/for-people-of-faith-of-whatever-rite/ ]

The books in that essay are essential for the Aristotelian mind-set to be able to find their Way to the Holy in the Earth, and become free of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, so as to serve the ongoing Planetary Rite connected to a deep human soul/spiritual need to regain the knowledge of Faerie and the Fae – the knowledge of the Tree of Life.

No seeing Ahriman and Lucifer under the bed. Or, Sorat and Company in the closet. No single aspect of Her Divine Nature is Evil.

Read this carefully, it will help a lot as a first step, “Rudolf Steiner’s “Mexican Mysteries” Re-Imagined” by Stephen Clarke [ http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/Clarke5.html ]

Read about: the Goddess Natura, and the Goddesses of the seven liberal arts: Grammatica, Dialectica, Rhetorica, Arithmetica, Geometria, Astronomia, and Musica, … how we lost them, yet they have not lost us … Faerie and Fae & Company beginning to lose patience, however … For a taste read: Karmic Relationships: Esoteric Studies – Volume III, Lecture VI: The School of Chartres.

In my work https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2019/10/29/tiger-saucy-writes-an-open-letter-to-greta-thunberg/ I point to seven books as touched within by the spirit of the liberal arts.

Some reading this might say, so what? Isn’t this just a digression away from learning the truths of spiritual science?

The world is facing a terrible crisis, … what is in effect a crime that might well dwarf the holocaust. Anthro-folk like to throw the concept of Ahriman around as if from some nether regions of hell, he plots against us. The enemy is us, not some entity who is a fully authorized aspect of the Macrocosm. We are the people that face the trial of recognizing that the “intellect” is – by itself – not well understood. One of the horrible ahrimanic (untamed human intellectual activity) constructs is the germ theory of dis-ease. Our institutions (governments, religions, etc.) are captured by numbers and quantitative thinking to the exclusion of qualitative thinking.

At the top of the economic realm are institutions flavored the same way. Numbers. Stock values. Fake money. The multinational corporation, and their lackeys the central banks – creating trillions for themselves, and nothing for workers and consumers – control governments. Via the same failure of intellect, political leaders lie in most of their ordinary discourse.

This makes for easy prey: the lives of the poor, the out of work, the women, the children, the old, the afflicted, and the insane. Corporations rule our hospitals, and a kind of intellectual industrial medicine is at a loss for how to deal with the fake news social controls of Big Pharma. Big Tobacco always knew nicotine was addictive, and Big Pharma knows that most of their medicines have deadly side-effects, including vaccines. Vaccines, for which Big Pharma got the US congress to pass a law saying they had no liability for vaccine caused illness.

How much of such vain intellectuality does the reader of this perceive to be alive, even among students of Steiner-said. Reading from printed books is without doubt an act of the intellect. Reading from the book of phenomena directly engages the feelings of the heart

During my time on the Ark, where the Culmination happened (1997-2003), we had the honor to have among us an Italian named Bruno Abrami [ http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/Culmination.html ]. In the months following 9/11, we fell to discussing violence, … whether it was ever “moral”. We also knew that it was now becoming up to us to situationally invent the moral.

Bruno said that if he had been near certain mountains in Northern Italy, when the Moors were threatening European Christendom, he would have had no trouble taking up the sword. As the reader should know, He of the not peace but a sword Dude, also was expected by John the Baptist to baptize us in Fire and Holy Breath.

Still, the scale of the modern situation is daunting. Neither the Son or the Mother expect us to manage the Big Picture, that’s Their Artistic Forte. They do haunt my dreams, however.

They have a certain kind of Truth, written in the writings on the Wall of social reality. This is what I “see” there:

Right now the Shepherds stream – exoteric Christianity – and the Kings steam – esoteric Christianity – are too distant from each other. Both, in terms of the Big Pictures, are needed. Their divisions need to be overcome. The Christ-Impulse has then a question. Should the Kings wash the feet of the Shepherds?

Tomberg was apparently asked by Steiner, from across the threshold, to join the Catholic Church. Christ asked me to join the Catholic Church in 1986, which I did then in 1991. The Catholic Church, however flawed, is still the original “church” in the West. As a part of the 1986 vision, Christ took me as Him, showing me that He unites the Heavenly-perfect Church, with the Earthly-fallen Church, in the Mass, for the individuals present.

In the lecture on The School of Chartres, noted above, Steiner speaks of the influence on his life of certain personalities connected to a particular Catholic Order. After my initiations into the Mysteries of the Mother, followed by initiation into the Mysteries of the Son, I wrote: “Saving the Catholic (universal&Christian) Religion, from the failing institutional Roman Church – through deepening our understanding of the Third Fatima Prophecy”

She expressed Her Happiness, via the sense world, by engendering a river of squirrels to dance in front of me for several minutes, the day I posted that long article to the Internet. Rudolf Steiner – who will be known as the John the Baptist figure of the Second Coming of Christ – the voice crying in the wilderness of scientific materialism – plays a crucial role in …

[ http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/SavingCatholicReligion.html ]

The Big Bad, in the signs of the times, is scientific materialism. We get from that the errant theology of the germ theory of dis-ease. To wrestle with such an egregore, we need a bigger – more true – Spiritual Activity. [ https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/06/12/the-theology-of-the-germ-theory-of-dis-ease/ ]

To the Aristotelians in the Society the return of Christ in the Ethereal is a core reality. As is the need for a Christianized (art and religion added/aided) science. For the Platonists, the “re-emergence” of the Holy Mother, as Artist in Chief of the “pandemonium”, adds a secondary – albeit spiritual – power to the “return”.

With Christ we get the karma of the times, via the Lord of Karma. With Her we get the understanding of the influences of rogue weather, the four horseman, the gate of death – for She rules Titans.

Anthroposophists, whether Aristotelian or Platonist, or some individualized combination of the two, possess gifts. The gifts are not ours to keep. I am composing a letter to the priest of the closest Catholic Church, to tell my tale, and to wonder if any of the 12 New Gospels might reinvigorate the Religion, given science via art can marry religion.

What would happen if more Steiner students were to reach out to their neighborhood Catholic priests and nuns? A transformation from the bottom up, not needing the top to consent. Goethean science belongs to humanity.

Keep in mind, that multinational corporations are conscienceless, and empathy-less, artificial entities. They are anti-human. Their powers are enormous.

Now imagine the laity and the religious of the Catholic Religion receiving gifts from the Kings, just as was done at a birth 2000 years ago.

Is an anthroposophist a “king” in this sense? When Steiner wrote of the Culmination he felt that if that event did not turn out in the needed way, civilization would suffer a mortal blow.

Faerie and the Fae wait upon our choices. Where we lead, they will follow.

the theology of the germ-theory of dis-ease

the theology of the germ-theory of dis-ease

The core problem for this erroneous theory is a dysfunction at the level of logical inference. The phenomena are the same, it is the thinking that is flawed. As Goethe puts it, it is not the senses that deceive, but the judgment.

First some necessary history ….

Natural science does not progress in straight lines. It zigs and zags, backs up, jumps forward, reexamines and then there is a “paradigm” shift (See Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”).

The new paradigm being one that later may in turn be mistaken.

Scientific materialism finds that existence is only matter, without any spirit at all. A world of things, with which medicine does battle, using other things.

It is well known (by those that bother) that the reason we have theories is because of uncertainty. If there was proof, the term theory would not be used. There exists a religion known as “Scientism”, which is the belief that theory is the actual absolute truth, rather than an approximation that may get set aside at anytime, were something to appear that was better at explaining reality than the current theology.

Often, in point of fact, the current theology of the germ theory of disease runs into inexplicable anomalies. The roots of the failure to see, and think at the same time, is found in the main assumption of scientific materialism, that spirit is not real.

We – humanity – are on the verge of falsifying that assumption, and the vehicle for this is the pandemic-pandemonium.

If, as Stephen Jay Gould appears to have said, spirit gets in anywhere in biology, the whole edifice of scientific materialism collapses. It ought to collapse, for one of its basic tenants is that only what can be counted and measured, and thereby made subject to mathematics, has value. No immeasurable qualities, only quantities.

This allows modern science to ignore everything that makes human life enjoyable. We are just a randomly generated, complicated biological machine, in an uncaring Cosmos. Our internal feelings and suffering are of little meaning. If the machine doesn’t work right, lets use “mechanical-like” thinking in order to find relief or cure.

The COVID-19 crisis reveals remarkable streams of data, most of which is interpreted by the existing model-theology of the causes of infectious dis-eases. If we have been following the emerging narrative, we will have observed the following:

1) All the experts keep running into dissonances between the theology and the phenomena of the course of the “illness”. The experts’ explanatory powers as to hows and whys what is happening changes frequently. Certainty fails, yet as a culture the deficient-model also binds us to certain assumptions about what to do.

2) Nobody is screwing up. It is just that science, absent religion and art, is an arid desert of thought. A graveyard of weak and incomplete ideas.

Why are people actually sick, if we seek to balance scientific intellectualism, with artistic and religious modes of thinking? What is the illness-process to itself, to which we attach such labels as: contagious, flu-like, and very dangerous.

Dangerous is obvious, but not just to health, for the whole pandemonium aspect stopped something unnatural in its tracks. Flu-like means the body makes us tired, weak, and needing to lie down. There are various elimination process then: coughing, sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea. That is the wisdom of the body, trying to get rid of toxins, poisons, and other pharmacological abuses.

Materialistic medicine underplays the role of imponderables, such as stress and sensitivity. The facts are clear. All over the world people are over-stressed by such apocalyptic ideas as a looming climate change which science can’t get a handle on. Add to this their dominance by the conscienceless wolves and pirates that rise to power in their governments and corporations.

See the movie “and the band played on” which unveils the corruption, and the infighting over patents and values that were put at risk in the beginning of the AIDS “epidemic”.

Want to notice stress? Just connect to all the emigrating people in the world, who are leaving the crazy of where they have been living, dreaming of a better place. That takes a lot of courage and will.

If the tiny biological entity caused dis-ease, everyone would get it. Not everyone does, by a large margin. We need to “explain” these variations of the who gets sick, and who doesn’t get sick. Glib answers designed to save the existing germ theology, actually worsens the course of illness.

People are made afraid of “catching” it, of getting it and having to go to a hospital, and from there perhaps to the grave. That is more stress on top of the already too much stress-load, which increases our organisms inward disharmonies.

Some go to the hospital, but at the hospital there is additional uncertainty, even among the experts. In the details, over the last ten or so weeks, what is the right treatment has evolved. Before, there were guesses, and now there will be new guesses. Yet, as long as the basic narrative is that you are sick from a bug is held to, humanity will remain ignorant, and materialists evermore arrogant.

We need to keep in mind, that for the most part, folk are doing their absolute best, … again an immeasurable quality.

Let me give an example of media-madness, for the News has propagated many memes of little value, all in order to tell an exciting breaking-news story.

Last night on CBS, they compared the loss of 100,000 lives to the dis-ease in America, as being more than all the dead who died in American wars, after WWII was over. If we reflect that 2,800,000 people dies of various causes in American annually, the CBS observations is not only invalid, but intentionally inflammatory.

Industrial agriculture, big Pharma, selfish bankers, and unprincipled politicians, … all have contributed to massive amounts of poisons in our air, our water, and our food. These toxins are the cause of the imbalance in the bio-home, which then becomes a locus where tiny organisms – that do not normally belong there – thrive.

Meanwhile, another symptom is mistaken for the cause of the illness, to a materialistic mentality unable to see through the enchantments of scientific imperialism. Scientists claim the high ground as experts, who may know numbers – but seldom reveal wisdom.

Science began the taking apart of the world, edged on by simple technology: the telescope and the microscope, which made the distant closer and the near larger. Seeking parts, in spite of the clear fact of experience that everything is interdependent wholes, not parts. Your garden doesn’t grow because of the elaborate dances of tiny tiny un-ensouled things. The bees and other beneficial insects labor, as well as the worms, and already living soil “bacteria”.

This pandemic-pandemonium will be remembered as a fight by life against too much death. Meanwhile, the Kings wisdom of the Son’s religious nature, that part of the human being that desires personal contact with the Mystery, has been creating seeds, upon which to build a science of the living, via arts unimaginable, and rooted to the sacred in All our Relations.

The Second Coming is happening in Clouds of Glory – the realm of thought, and this has produced as a small gift for our time: 12 New Gospels. A dozen acts of human beings – several baptized by Steiner’s indications (the voice crying in the wilderness of scientific materialism) – have created items deserving of a name like “a gospel of physics”. Christ being of/in everything, imagine a physics which is also – artistic and religious – that gets that.

Here is a link to that list: https://thecollectiveimagination.com/2020/05/30/for-people-of-faith-of-whatever-rite/

Imagine driving through an area of rural Vermont, devoted to the production of milk products.
Acres of fields of grains, and grasses, for the cow-folk to chew and digest. We might see them lying everywhere content, the way only a ruminating cow does its labors for our benefit.

The germ-theory of illness would see the cows thriving, and proliferating, and also as the Cause of the rich fields, which factually the cows only inhabit because of the fields’ fertility, that favors that type of organism.

That’s the logical error. To see a proliferating organism as the cause of its environment, rather that the truth, which is that the “germs” are there because of the Nature of the Environment.

Heal the nature of the human bio-home. Help support the immune system. Get rid of poisons in the food, the water, the air, and the medicine.

Do not trust the government, … they are the tools of Big Pharma, who have never deserved our trust, which is why they set out to – and did – corrupt WHO, the CDC, the FDA, and any other regulatory agency.

Get and read these three books:

1) The Invisible Rainbow, which documents the relationship between increases in atmospheric electro-magnetic radiations, and allegedly contagious dis-ease outbreaks. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330287405_The_Invisible_Rainbow_A_History_of_Electricity_and_Life

2) The Plague of Corruption, which documents the take over of our scientific institutions, by businesses who only fund research in support of their agenda. The forward is by Robert Kennedy Jr.
https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk01AWrTGMRIkBY-JT_G-LsFXJhdMjg%3A1591923760572&source=hp&ei=MNTiXo3-HtiF9PwP0KSrwAc&q=the+plague+of+corruption&oq=The+Plague+of+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgBMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADoECCMQJzoECAAQQzoFCAAQsQM6BQgAEIMBOgUIABCRAjoHCAAQsQMQQzoHCAAQFBCHAlCZDVilJWCnQmgAcAB4AIABmgGIAfULkgEDNS45mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab

AND

3) “Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illnesses”

https://www.amazon.com/Vaccines-Autoimmunity-Changing-Childhood-Illness/dp/B07H8Q5S6R

Remember, this is a struggle of life, against the forces of death, generated by scientific materialism.

epistimelogical arts and crafts

Rudolf Steiner often referred to his work as similar in nature to what Natural scientists do. As I wondered over this for a few decades, I become of the view that the best any scientist can do is offer “understanding”

Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

So we go to school, and study physics, for example, … not do physics. Our understanding is aided by study of concepts, in lieu of a personal examination of the phenomena.

Both Knowledge of Higher Worlds, and Occult Science, in their introductions, frequently use the term “understanding”, but not “knowledge”, a term all over GA-1 to GA-4.

In response to this riddle, I began to self-observe my mind for whether or not my relationship to a concept (an “idea” being a “complex of concepts” GA-2) … whether this relationship was belief, understanding, or knowledge. These variations of “relationship” led me to important knowledge of my own mind.

All three qualitative states had room in my soul. Each had a function.

On many occasions, this concept, that we gain from understanding what the spiritual scientist gives, is used in our circles to accidentally confuse those to whom PoF has not been rightly studied … confuse them to not being self-observant enough to become awake to these different qualitative states.

The key is to appreciate why Steiner in GA-2 conceptually separates thinking and experience, and in GA-4 comes at the problem again with his distinction between concept (thinking) and percept (experience).

Which comes first in order is also crucial, for in Geotheanism the thought, or cognitive act, needs to follow the perceptual act – percept gives birth to concept.

Then we have all the books we read, that Steiner intends for our understanding, given that only Steiner enjoys the percept, which is not present to us.. So reading delivers a perceptless concept, which would be fine if we appreciated the significance of this fact.

The cultural habit, practiced now for a century, is to treat this isolated from its percept concept as knowledge, when it is not. Yes, we are helped, via the understanding, to appreciate the invisible details, but we do not “know” them.

When the soul lives, in perceptless concepts derived from reading Steiner, she lames her potential by not realizing the further work possible. Why? Because it is not modeled for them by our leading personalities, which leads to a religious connection that begs to be called Steinerism.

To someone a bit more “knowledgeable”, reading someone make a statement quoting Steiner as fact, … this feels (the world of ideas is filled with aesthetic connections) to me as a “wrong” note, something disharmonious and out of place.

We can understand that our car needs to get looked at, and believe that the mechanic can fix it, but even when the mechanic explains for our understanding what is happening, only he has “knowledge.

Stephen Clarke points out that when Steiner uses the word “indication”, we should take him at his word, and look at that toward which he points.

language fakeouts

My basic view is that nobody gets to tell me what to feel or think, a favor I gladly return. However, I don’t like running into ideas such as the title to this book: “White Fragility: why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism”. I am, apparently, “white people”. Still, the book wouldn’t sell as well if it said – more honestly – “some white people”.

The problem is the torture of logic, by the use of generalizations. Yes, it is hard to write a bumper sticker or a protest sign that is not simplistic.
A book, however, can deal with subtleties. However, I shouldn’t really judge a book by its cover, or many a person by their cover either – the color of their skin, for example.

Now, if someone believes we can change a person’s heart by laws, … where does real freedom go? Wanting change and delivering change are two very different states of being. The first is easy. The latter very hard, and is made harder by telling folks they have to think and feel what you want them to think and feel.

Personally, if there is a group in need of instruction in civility, it is the United States Senate.

Currently there is a lot of energy for change, much of it rooted in past ugliness. Is it possible that black vs. whites, and police vs. protester are both misdirections by the money-elite, who have poisoned our air our water, our food, and our minds, with the lie that everyone in the world should be vaccinated against their will by multinational monsters without an ounce of conscience, or empathy.

The pandemic is a hoax. There is no contagious germ. Big Pharma took over science at the university level decades ago, and that weak science is being used to make it appear folks are dying from a germ, and not from the slow absorption of poisons in everything including our medicines..

It is a crime on a scale that will dwarf the holocaust. Don’t go for the fakeout. Read these books, not the latest book on “racism”, because whether we are black, white, police, … we are all getting conned.

The Invisible Rainbow, by Arthur Firstenberg; Plague of Corruption,by Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, JD, with a forward by Robert Kennedy Jr, and “Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illnesses” by Thomas Cowan, MD.

Mother Nature needs our help, and if we don’t, who knows what’s next because She is Rogue Weather, guides the Four Horseman, waits for us at the Gate of Death, and is also Divine Providence, who aids us
whenever we make choices to do something new.

We have every reason to have Faith. That does not, however, mean we get to be lazy and careless, without consequences.

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