Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Archangel Michael: The Fiery Prince of Thought

Rudolf Steiner, "At the Dawn of the Michael Age":

"One who understands how to observe such things knows what a great change took place in the last third of the nineteenth century with respect to the life of human thought. Before that time human beings could feel only how thoughts formed themselves in their own being; from the time indicated humans are able to raise themselves above their own being; we can turn our mind to the Spiritual; we there meet Michael, who proves his ancient kinship with everything connected with thought. He liberates thought from the sphere of the head; he clears the way for it to the heart; he enkindles enthusiasm in the feelings, so that the human mind can be filled with devotion for all that can be experienced in the light of thought.

The Age of Michael has dawned. Hearts are beginning to have thoughts; spiritual fervor is now proceeding not merely from mystical obscurity but from souls clarified by thought. To understand this means to receive Michael into the heart. Thoughts which at the present time strive to grasp the Spiritual must originate in hearts which beat for Michael as the fiery Prince of Thought in the Universe."

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