This post is an amazing collection of quotes from Steiner about electricity, Ahriman, and the effects of machines upon the human spirit.
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.
Maria Sophia becomes through her union with her paradisiacal-self, the first fully realized human being to return to heaven as a prodigal child. Her experience is imprinted in the super-etheric realm around the earth and available to use by initiates as an aid to their development. And even beyond this marvelous trinity of forces active in Maria Sophia, we also understand that Jesus gave over to Mary his body of wisdom that had ripened the wisdom of Zarathustra, Hermes, and Moses.
Those who have begun to follow the path of Sophia-Christos are involved and active in world events and understand that the dark brotherhood is not some nebulous esoteric concept tucked away neatly in a Rudolf Steiner lecture. These are forces that must be faced in order to develop our consciousness which runs up against evil to help us wake up and become aware.
Stigmata, revelation (apocalypse), possession, and hauntings have much in common and are simply a matter of whether the person affected is accessing the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. There is much confusion regarding these matters because, until now, they have remained a secret of the mystery schools that draws the distinction between Christ and Ahriman.