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Holy Nights 2020-2021

Holy Night 1: December 24-25, 2020

“This Holy Night is the night the Christ is born in the soul and the soul asks: “Can my soul become liberated, saved, redeemed with all my weaknesses and flaws and passions?”

Symbol: The stable of Bethlehem in poverty and humility in which would be born the Light of the World. The voice of silence enters the soul and teaches one to affirm with joy the good that is found in ourselves and in others.

The soul seeks the mystery in a dark and trackless forest.

The Divine Spirit is born in Matter; the Alpha and Omega touches and creates life.”

~ From indications given by Rudolf Steiner to Herbert Hahn

First Contemplation:

“In the humble stable of our soul a child is born who will change the world. Why would our soul be such a place? The stable was the only place available for the very pregnant Mary. This was the resting place for the animals that, on the one hand, are part of nature that provides our sustenance, but on the other hand represent our astral nature that does what it wants unless it is trained. Pause and focus with reverence on your soul. Consider the gifts of feeling, thinking, and will that are at our disposal. See them lying in your soul for you to open and use as you so desire. Feel a deep thankfulness for this. What would life be if we could not feel the beauty in this world, and the beauty of the souls around us? What would life be if we could not connect ideas together to make sense of our lives? What would life be if we could not direct our behavior appropriately? At this time we can also pour out our hearts to those who cannot use these gifts fully. The intensity of our compassion fills the universe with Christmas lights.” ~ Herbert Hahn

Christianity as Mystical Fact and the Mysteries of Antiquity (GA 8) is a series of 12 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in the fall and winter 1901-1902 in the library of Count and Countess Brockdorff. These lectures were rewritten and issued in a book format in the summer of 1902.

Chapter 1: “Points of View”
Chapter 2: “The Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom”

Read by Dale Brunsvold (from 1961 edition by Rudolf Steiner Publications, Inc.)

Click here or on the image to listen to the recording.

While listening to the recording you can also read the two chapters, available at Rudolf Steiner Archive, by clicking here.

"Points of View" and "The Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom"

by Dale Brunsvold


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