We should not be overwhelmed with the knowledge of evil in our time. The stronger these forces of resistance grow, the stronger we must grow in our spiritual faith to overcome them. It is a challenge of our time to leave fear, doubt and hatred behind and take on the cloaks of mercy of love, faith and wisdom. These divine virtues can bind and conquer the forces of evil that can then become new capacities of soul and spirit which develop into super-sensible organs of perception that see that all evil shall be redeemed.
Each individual is responsible for creating his own world by bringing what is inside of him to the perception of what is outside of him, and then determining his relationship to those perceptions for good or ill. Finding the bridge between the inner world of a thinker and the outer world of perception is the key to philosophy and the science of knowing. Perception gives us a chance to “know” something about the world and our relationship to it. But the real question is: What can the observer know?
Neoanthroposophy is not speculation nor spiritual research that “goes beyond” Steiner’s indications but is the continuing work of the spiritual beings Rudolf Steiner has lead us to. Neo means new and in this case means “new insight” into the indications of Steiner. Steiner gave us enough spiritual wisdom from the hierarchy to fill our spiritual research for hundreds of years. We can search through the newest discoveries in science and find that Steiner has already addressed these discoveries almost a century ago.
The secrets of the cosmic and earthly nutrition stream, etherization of the blood, and the activation of the chakras is described for the spiritual initiate ready for the process of ascension.
The voice I heard was not the usual voice of conscience that speaks when we need to determine right from wrong or other such situations. It was not the voice of any spiritual being that I had encountered up to that time. It was a real voice outside of myself that produced clearly audible words. It was a man’s voice that was filled with authority and love. I felt the voice was helping me, even though his command didn’t seem reasonable. I had never heard a “discarnate” voice before and it took me by surprise, but yet it was not scary or frightening in any way.
“So what we eat is a killed deity. What you eat is God – Jesus, who gave his life that we might live. That’s the sense of all these mysteries; our life lives on life. The goal of the mystery is not to withhold the food that you are from the mouths that are waiting to consume you, but to welcome the consummation.” Joseph Campbell