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Good Friday John the Beloved's Easter Mood In Christo Morimur

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Good Friday John the Beloved's Easter Mood In Christo Morimur

The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis The Last Address given by Rudolf Steiner The truth is, my dear friends, this earthly personality of Raphael was completely yielded up and was only present through what Lazarus-John gave to this soul to be poured out into colour and line for all mankind. Such was the life of this being. And it was so, that this Raphael life could only be, as it were, absolved in another life of thirty years — in Novalis. And so we see Raphael die young, Novalis die young — one being, who came forth from Elijah-John,...

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

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Longing for Mystery; How Spiritual Experiences Change Your Life

Yearning for Spiritual Renewal - excerpt from Alchemy the Magical Arts of the Union of Soul© Kristena West        "As souls, we long for mystery. We long for something to take us out of our lives, change us, shape us, intend us toward something better, something great, toward light, heat, passion, potency and purpose. Although we may desire this adventure into spirit, many of us fight off these experiences, as our egos consider them too threatening. Joseph Campbell, when speaking of the lure and danger of surrendering into the unconscious, says that these visions and dreams are dangerous. They are...

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Meditation, Contemplation & Painting with Spiritual Worlds; an Artist's Life

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Meditation, Contemplation & Painting with Spiritual Worlds; an Artist's Life

  “The starting point for a new life of art can come only by direct stimulation from the spiritual world. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world.” Rudolf Steiner "Thus the anthroposophical world-conception is capable of giving a strong impetus to cognition as well as to religious experience. In the case of cognition it stresses the fact that one must travel a road of purification before passing the gate to the spiritual world. On the other hand, it stresses the truth that religious life...

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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

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Habitual Negative Thinking Creates Thought Forms = Addictions

A great Picture of an Alchemical Egregore! the Thought Form that is built when we habitually think or do something. If we give it alot of energy, the Egregore becomes "Alive" and to continue living, discharges itself against the head in order for us to engage in the activity/thinking again. ILLUSTRATION PAWEL KUCZYNSKI Poke-the Man We all know our habitual negative thought forms; worry, dread, doubt, fear, anger, jealousy, self-hatred. It's the default place we go to, to try to handle the challenges and anxieties of  life. But these continued thoughts creates habitual thinking which in turn create adapting patterns...

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Crossing the Bridge Between the Worlds & Meeting the Greater Guardian of the Threshold

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Crossing the Bridge Between the Worlds & Meeting the Greater Guardian of the Threshold

In Rudolf Steiner's book, "How to Know Higher Worlds" he leads us chapter by chapter,  like the Bhagavadgita does, to the heights of the cosmic worlds. He brings us to the crossing point, the Great Bridge Between the Worlds, the Gjallar Bridge, where every individual must stand and confront the Great Guardian. These final chapters in the book are why I became a member of the anthroposophical society, later in life, after growing up with parents who studied Steiner. The Guardian of the Threshold Kristena West Duo aqua-oils 3' x4' ( I am very honored to share that my work...

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