Anthroposophy

What the Anthroposophy has to say. Articles about the advent of Ahriman and other topics.

Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman

Some day when the building in Dornach that is dedicated to the spiritual sciences is completed, it will contain, in a significant spot, a sculpture dominated by three figures. In the center of this group a figure will tower as if it were the manifestation of what I would...

Lecture 1

Lecture 1

WHEN SOCIAL QUESTIONS are discussed from a spiritual scientific point of view, this is not done out of any subjective motive or impulse. Everything is based upon observation of the evolution of humanity and of what the forces underlying that evolution demand of us now and in the immediate...

Lecture 2

Lecture 2

THE LECTURE YESTERDAY will have shown you that if we are to acquire insight into the nature and evolution of humanity, we must be constantly mindful of the power and influence of Lucifer, of Christ, and of Ahriman. These influences were, of course, already at work in earlier stages...

Lecture 3

Lecture 3

THE PHASE OF EVOLUTION beginning in our own time has a very special character. The same may, of course, be said of each epoch but in every case it is a matter of defining the particular characteristics. The present phase of evolution may be characterized in a general way...

Lecture 4

Lecture 4

WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE human soul was once endowed with a kind of primeval wisdom, that this wisdom gradually faded away and is now no longer accessible. Consequently with respect to their knowledge, people feel thrown back more and more upon what is presented to them by physical...

Lecture 5

Lecture 5

I WANT TO SPEAK TODAY OF something that will help to deepen our understanding of truths that must now be given to humankind by anthroposophy. We have often spoken of the two poles of forces of the human being: the pole of will and the pole of intelligence. To...

The Ahrimanic Deception

The Ahrimanic Deception

In addressing a public audience today on the most important question of our time, it makes a great difference if one speaks from a knowledge of the deeper forces of world-historical evolution, that is, from initiation-science, or if one speaks without such knowledge. It is relatively easy to speak...

The Advent of Ahriman – part 1

The Advent of Ahriman – part 1

A powerful spiritual being, called "Ahriman" (or "Satan"), will incarnate in a human body. The terms "soul" and "spirit" have clear meanings. Earthly/cosmic evolution is an outcome of the deeds of the Gods. The central event of earth-evolution was the Incarnation of Christ. Spiritual powers of opposition are active:...

The Advent of Ahriman – part 2

The Advent of Ahriman – part 2

Likewise, Ahriman-in-the-flesh will try to inaugurate a new human capacity, for his own ends: he wishes to bring the shadowy, brain-bound, semi-conscious, clever Ahrimanic "thinking" into the human ethereal body. This would be an especially evil development if it is carried into the average human organism. It is normal...

The Advent of Ahriman – part 3

The Advent of Ahriman – part 3

Steiner gave many lecture cycles expounding his clairvoyant insights into Christology, but his basic written treatment of that subject is the early work Christianity as Mystical Fact (another translation: Christianity and the Occult Mysteries of Antiquity). For a reading guide to Steiner's works, see Robert McDermott's The Essential Steiner, which...