Sunday, January 30, 2011

Anthroposophy: The Path of Consecration


Rudolf Steiner, September 5, 1924 [The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest, lecture 1]:

"In those ancient Mysteries, in times when the cosmic language, not the human language, was current among human beings, people sought to make contact with the gods who then descended into the Mysteries and who on each occasion made holy once more the act of consecration of man. On each occasion, too, an understanding of apocalyptic things was bestowed upon the human beings who celebrated the act of consecration of man. This is how the great truths were taught in those ancient times when being in the midst of the act of consecration of man meant being filled with apocalyptic substance. The act of consecration of man is the path of knowledge; apocalypse, revelation, is the content of the holy knowledge."



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Rudolf Steiner: "The Anthroposophical Society addresses itself to man's need for knowledge and brings knowledge; The Christian Community addresses itself to man's need for resurrection and brings Christ."