Saturday, October 13, 2012, a public discussion [in Holland] about
“stigmata” took place.The following subjects
Stigmata - or - The Judith von Halle Phenomenon by Rob Steinbuch
The situation after eight years of Judith von Halle's work.
Stigmata in light of religious studies.
Stigmata in light of Anthroposophy.
The impulse for this
meeting was the need to discuss the subject “stigmata”
among us. Since the events during the Easter time 2004 in Berlin this
subject has awakened more interest, also within the anthroposophical
community. The following questions have been asked:
Picture this. A man, armored in tattoos,
bursts into a living room not his own. He confronts an enemy.
He barks orders. He throws that enemy into a chair. Then
against a wall. He plants himself in the middle of the room,
feet widespread, fists clenched, muscles straining, face contorted in
a scream of rage. The tendons in his neck are taut with the
intensity of his terrifying performance. He chases the enemy to
the next room, stopping escape with a quick grab and thrust and body
block that pins the enemy, bent back, against a counter. He shouts
more orders: his enemy can go with him to the basement for a “private
talk,” or be beaten to a pulp right here. Then he wraps his
fingers around the neck of his enemy and begins to choke her.
Men Who Kick Down Doors by Ann Jones
The room is a cube with no windows and no pictures on
its stark white walls. A triple-tubed neon light on the ceiling makes
the white even whiter. We are seated on three sides of a square
table. Leroy Little and I have two stripes on our sleeves, we are
corporals; the third, George Abrahamian, a private-first-class, has
one stripe. George and I are studying pieces of paper held in our
rubber-gloved hands through magnifying glasses. Leroy is dozing with
a another piece of odorous paper in his hand. We are, or are supposed
to be, Intelligence Analysts.
Capt. Olshevsky's Aura by Frank Thomas Smith
Born to Run by JP Miller
As far as the earth
curved one could see nothing but row upon row of young tobacco plants
swaying stiffly in the fecund summer breeze. On the horizon, back
lit, there was a hint of white and yellow which would be the corn
fields extending to infinity beyond the green dominance of the
tobacco. The dirt which provided a nursery for the tobacco and corn
was white and dusty. It was a farmer’s miracle that anything
would grow in this clodded, sterile looking soil. Beside the tobacco
fields and on into the cornfields there were perfectly lined trails
of warm, wispy soil where dust-devils popped up, spinning like a
miniature tornadoes, until bouncing off stalks and giving out into
the tobacco rows. The sky was a saturated blue above and then became
violet at a distance. Periodically young storm systems emerged on
the horizon promising rain. The anvil shaped clouds began with a fury
but died quickly, never reaching the parched ground.
What the Man Says by Donald Baker
I'm from someplace in Indiana you
never heard of.
That’s right, Indiana.
Jefferson City to be exact.
Never heard of it?
That’s what I thought.
I got a surprise for you. Despite
what you see on TV, not everyone is from New York, or California.
It’s the Hollywood way of putting their noses in the air with
that stuck up whine and saying “Anyone of importance ends up in
NY or LA anyway! (sniff) What do they have in Indiana anyway?
Corn fields and a race track?” (sniff again)...
development – the true path to knowledge – the individual
must find the way to understanding what it means to live in a world
in which the senses, the whole physical organization, in not a
facilitator; that is, to live with the psychic-spiritual, which is
man's true identity, in a spiritual world. In order to do so there
are many different more or less meditative exercises, mental
exertions meant to affect the soul.
Lessons for the First Class of the School for Spiritual Science at
the Goetheanum - Volume Two, Lesson Ten by Rudolf Steiner
Karmic Relations, Volume II, Lecture 9 by Rudolf Steiner
continue for a time to study the laws prevailing in the
development of human karma, and I shall say something today
about the inner aspect of the shaping of karma, of the part
of karma that is connected especially with the moral,
ethical and spiritual life.
You must remember that directly we look beyond the physical
world — and this is always so in studying karma —
the karmic connections are spiritual. Even when they
take effect in the physical, for example in illness,
whatever is karmic in an illness has a spiritual cause.
History of the Anthroposophical Movement - Lecture 5 - The Decline of the Theosophical Society by Rudolf Steiner
is important to be aware of the need which existed in the
anthroposophical movement for Christianity to be asserted,
specifically among those who were initially what might be
described as ordinary listeners. For the theosophical movement
under the guidance of H.P. Blavatsky had adopted an expressly
anti-christian orientation. I wish to throw a little more light
on this anti-christian attitude, a perspective which I also
mentioned in connection with Friedrich Nietzsche. It
has to be understood that the Mystery of Golgotha occurred in the
first instance simply as a fact in the development of mankind on
earth. If you look at the way in which I have dealt with the
subject in my book, Christianity
As Mystical Fact,
you will see that I attempted to come to an understanding of the
impulses underlying the ancient Mysteries, and then to show how
the various forces which were active in the individual mystery
centres were harmonized and unified
Celestial Traffic Jam by Frank Thomas Smith
the rushing souls
the dearly departed
their way to the stars
Others glide silently down
to try again an earthly life
wishing to arrive before it's late...
Eagle's End by Eric G. Muller
circling down to earth
lands in a hole
up on a wide hill
with sunk head he folds his
and waits for the storm to come
water fills the
loose earth caves in and buries
the feathery egg
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RE: Sinful Simon and the Holy Innocents
That's marvelous - I'm still laughing! I've had a wonderful time imagining all the scenarios.
I even can think of a girl cousin or two that would have fit in with Muriel et al. Thanks for including it in your magazine.
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