Holy Nights 2020-2021
Holy Night 5: December 28-29, 2020
“Consciously purify the body of thought, discipline thinking, concentrating on the positive, transforming the black doves of thought into white doves, because our thinking can be likened to a pigeon when it has no discipline. We have to learn to close the loft when negative or strange thoughts approach.
The Mystery: The Temple is purified by Christ.”
~ From indications given by Rudolf Steiner to Herbert Hahn
“When we think we combine concepts developed in the past to make sense of the present. We do not do this in our brain. Our brain is like a mirror so that we can see the thoughts that are formed by our soul; so it is our soul that sends our thoughts to our body. This is why we can’t think when we are asleep, our soul/astral being has withdrawn; but our brain is still there in the bed and scientists have all sorts of notions about why it doesn’t work at night, except the right one!
So how much control do we have over these thoughts? 100%! All we need is to sharpen our concentration. If we are able to concentrate on our thinking, it and we will be transformed. We will experience thinking like a breath of inspiration, it will be freed from its predictable and tedious ways, and we will feel liberated. We will have direct control to warm up our thoughts with feeling, and bring our thinking to life with our will. This will give us a direct experience of our I Am, which isn’t always easy to detect.” ~ 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 6: “The Mystery Wisdom of Egypt”
Read by Dale Brunsvold (from 1961 edition by Rudolf Steiner Publications, Inc.)
While listening to the recording you can also read the two chapters, available at Rudolf Steiner Archive, by clicking here.