An Essay by R. S. Mason

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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...