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Holy Nights 2020-2021

Holy Night 4: December 27-28, 2020

“Consciously purify the astral body (soul). The antipathies and sympathies are transformed into love, complete love, always through love. Love silences the passions and desires. The strength of Christ enlightens and fortifies us in our battles with Lucifer and Ahriman for our metamorphosis.

The Mystery: Personal work is to be placed in the service of all for the good of all. The Archangel Uriel places us before a mirror in which we see ourselves as we are.”

~ From indications given by Rudolf Steiner to Herbert Hahn

Fourth Contemplation:

“Even though we have three soul forces, Sentient/Feeling Soul, Mind/Thinking Soul, and Consciousness/Willing Soul, our overall soul mood is centered in our feeling activities. Our basic experience of feeling in our soul is drawn to what we like and what we dislike, sympathy and antipathy, or love and hate.

If we think about our own disposition, we can understand ourselves quite clearly if we observe what we accept and what we reject, what we are drawn to and what repels us. Some say that this is influenced by our upbringing, but essentially it can be directly linked to our karma and our experiences from past lives.

So we are attracted to everything that pleases us and we ignore everything else. This means that a large part of this world passes us by unnoticed, as if it didn’t exist. This has a damaging effect on us and prevents us from engaging with our Higher Self and awaking the presence of Christ within us.” ~ 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 5: “The Wisdom of the Mysteries and the Myth”

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.

"The Wisdom of the Mysteries and the Myth”

by Dale Brunsvold


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