In projective geometry - the geometry of cosmic life forces and processes,
parallel lines meet in The Plane at Infinity, where light
itself is created
“In It [the Word] was Life and the Life was the Light of the World”
Prologue to the John Gospel
“When we look to our broken world, what is needed?” a
comment made by Jane Lorand at the Leadership Colloquium, as reported
by Meg Gorman in the Fall 2012 issue of the Social Science Section
point of view of pure thinking, in contemplation of the nature of
Christ’s Love, the world already is perfect - it is not broken. How can
both these seemingly paradoxical self-evident truths be reconciled? How
this works is that the individual perception of the world being broken
serves the perfect nature of the unbroken world as Created by Love.
Love means for us to go through an Age in which we experience the
world, and all that are in it including ourselves, as flawed. The Hopi
Prophecy calls this Age: The Day of Purification.
attends to the heart of the individual biography, not to the Stage
Setting (all the world’s a stage), leaving
the materialistic order of the Stage Setting to Ahriman and Lucifer.
Christ, being outside of Time and Space, has all of Eternity to devote
His Love to individuals. He also has countless numbers of aides, in all
the hierarchies both heavenly and earthly, in order to carry out the
intricate details of His Love.
beings are inserted into the Creation, however, and given freedom as
well as multiple incarnations in which to spiritually develop and
mature (We are forgiven 70 time 7). We are born incomplete (Fallen),
and from our own forces then are meant to create ourselves. We have, in
this Age, entered the stage of the evolution of consciousness where our
dyings and becomings belong to us to determine first in freedom of
thought, and then manifest. We have become, through Grace and Love, the
principle source of meaning in the
social-political world, and this world’s nature then is now dependent
upon what meaning we render it.
In the Age
of the Consciousness Soul, most human beings experience the world from
their narrow and parochial points of view. Their thinking is frequently
inhibited by cultural forces that dominate them, often causing them to
react toward their outer world (their personal aspect of the Stage
Setting) out of semi-conscious feelings of antipathy and sympathy - our
natural instincts to like and dislike.
biography is meant to see - as in think, via these feelings, that the
world is broken. It is by Grace that we are gifted with this situation
of judging the world as deficient according to our own values in both
the world of our personal biography and the macro structures of the
Stage Setting. Without this goad and discomfort living in our judgments
we would sleep and dream, and progressive evolution would come to a
one of the Mysteries of the Incarnation of Ahriman - to heat up the
world and intensify conflict and division, so that the I of the human
being has a context in which to wake up, and make choices. We needed
the Ahrimanic Enchantment to bring about our materialistic culture so
that we can become free of the ancient spiritual traditions, and by
shedding them learn to rely primarily on our own heart’s-thinking, and
prefer that over the external teachings of any system, guru or initiate.
this way can the future of I-consciousness find its path to its blessed
individual moral heart (see the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount).
We cannot lean anymore on moral values outside our own soul and
spiritual life, and must, via the conflicts born in this
broken-appearing world, be forced to rely only on our own judgment.
Even the Anthroposophical Society was to become apparently broken via
the conflicts that naturally arise given our individual differences and
unique character-logical dispositions.
beings in this situation of the Age of the Consciousness Soul naturally
seek out those of a like or similar nature and concern. Thus we have
all manner of associations, according to culture, and language,
although mostly due to needs of karma. The Anthroposophical Society is
an association mainly based on karma, and secondarily as a possible
vehicle for advancing human culture via the teachings of Spiritual
Science. Steiner advised that if certain aspects of spiritual
development did not arise among the members -- which has happened --
that: “karma would hold sway”.
This karma comes to
us out of Grace - out of Christ’s Love. We need to embrace it,
particularly the differences among us.
Each of us then thinks in parallel, in the sense of Projective Geometry. Yet our individual points of view, including the perception of a broken world, meet in the Plane at Infinity - the causal Life and Light (ethereal) realm - the transcendent mystery that is displayed for us as the Starry World. We are Alpha, and out in the beyond is Omega - the Earthly seems to us to be imperfect, but from the Point of View of Love all is as it should be. [see: http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/space.html ]