“The time will come…when quite different tendencies will come up … and people will say: It is pathological for people to even think in terms of spirit and soul. ‘Sound’ people will speak of nothing but the body. It will be considered a sign of illness for anyone to arrive at the idea of any such thing as a spirit or a soul. People who think like that will be considered to be sick and – you can be quite sure of it – a medicine will be found for this. . . . The soul will be made non-existent with the aid of a drug.
This post is an amazing collection of quotes from Steiner about electricity, Ahriman, and the effects of machines upon the human spirit.
According to Steiner, we will find that modern technology will “make itself obsolete.” This is not quite the answer good warriors of the spirit had expected. The battle seems like it will be won by simply “ignoring” the technology. It will perhaps, no longer be “in-fashion” to be imprisoned by a machine. Perhaps the research will demonstrate that machines can only make you less intelligent by pulling human-intelligence down into the realm of machine-intelligence. Perhaps the many illnesses of mind, soul, and spirit will become known and people will see what is really happening during their human-machine interface.
According to Steiner, Novalis can write about the most profound foundations of life because he was there when those foundations were laid. The most important moments in Christian history can be understood through Novalis because of his central role in the enactment of the mysteries of Christianity. Of course, the reader is free to surmise what you will out of pure study of Novalis’ work, but it is often found that an inner question about the works of this author arises, “From what source can such wisdom flow?”
Ralph Marinelli, John Barnwell, Douglas Gabriel, and others worked in the eighties to try to find a way to prove that the heart is not a mechanical pump but, in fact, acts like a biological vortex momentum booster that works with the “draw” (suction) of the circulation of the blood, especially from the peripheral capillary dynamics. This is our tribute to Ralph Marinelli for his outstanding work in bringing Steiner’s indications into modern science.
These seemingly magical ethers are the component parts of creation that exist as the foundation of all space and are the eternal mechanisms that create life. The theories concerning the seven ethers are, for the first time, compiled and explained in The Eternal Ethers as a comprehensive Theory of Everything that effects every atom and molecule in the universe. Often, limited scientific theories will only uncover one or a few of the seven ethers, not the complete set of seven and their eternal cycle manifested in everything from the planets to the stages of human growth and development.
After three decades of being a Waldorf teacher and teacher trainer, Douglas Gabriel discovered a comprehensive and practical scheme of ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny while drawing the standard charts and diagrams that formerly had been used in attempts to explain this foundational concept of Rudolf Steiner’s pedagogy.