Second Steiner exegesis, Jasun responding to Dale Brunsvold’s readings of three Steiner lecture series: How the Spiritual World Projects into Physical Existence: The Influence of the Dead, The Occult Movement in the Nineteenth Century, and Understanding Society Through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge: Social Threefolding, Christ, Lucifer and Ahriman.
Part One: Gatekeepers of the Afterlife (0 – 32 mins)
A fruitful avenue of exploration, one of the good guys, the word “spiritual,” the context of Steiner, the psychic & elemental realms, remembrance of dream life after death, the Kamaloka, the dead lives through his nights, impossible questions, the loss of dream recall, the pressure of the unconscious, forgotten solutions, the deepest despair, childhood trauma, coming off the fence, new eyes on an old mine field, the unorthodox trinity, a lifetime’s sympathy for the devil, his own invention, back to earth with Ahriman, the element that makes life weak, the two gatekeepers of the afterlife, the problem of disease, back to the land of matter.
Part Two: Beings of Destruction (32 mins – 1 hr)
The supersensible world & the physical world, “there is no devil,” how modern materialists call up the devil, using words in vain, questions of context, real spiritual teachings as half of the truth, the original symbol, the Ahrimanic “gift,” the opposite of wholeness, the body as tuning fork, duality & threefoldness, through the veil of nature, bitter enemies of earth man, certain deeds of the invisibles, a veritable inferno, the lower forces of man, the measure of progress, an expanded duality, an occult order, Nietzsche’s hint, talking about entities, Chapel Perilous, an apparent apotheosis of malevolence, Strieber’s visitors, the language matrix of polarity, time and the two eternities.
Part Three: Dreadful Maya (1 hr – 1 hr 31 mins)
A Christian heresy, abolishing the spirit of man, kept in Maya, what lies behind the body, if atoms were not accepted, the efforts of religious representatives, a counterfeit immortality, a lust for destruction, behind the veil of the soul, a paradigm of heaven & hell, nihilism & momentary gratification, a passion for creation, the sphere of will, a mysterious bond of attraction, through the membrane, beings of will, sultry mystics, Scylla & Charybdis, the fumes of ecstasy, delight in nature, manual work as a protection against mystic rapture, monastic rules, objective occultism & subjective mysticism, Anthroposophy’s direction, incarnations of Christ & Lucifer, the original source of pagan Ur wisdom, the play of humanity’s evolution, repudiating Lucifer, the world of thought.
Part Four: The Ferryman (1 hr 31 mins – 2 hrs)
Wisdom & love, thinking, willing, & feeling, Christ as mediating influence, selflessness, Lucifer’s hammer, Jasun’s Icarus phase, a lack of feeling, rejecting wisdom, kids with matches, ancient initiates & Lucifer, the super-earthly sphere, space drive & transhumanism, the thrust towards disembodiment, a false heaven, the body as conscience, the ferryman, pre-Christian mysteries, speaking & thinking, centuries of philistine indoctrination, a caricature of Lucifer & Ahriman called “the devil,” the subterranean depths, the tower of Ahriman, generalized thinking & national chauvinism, a tendency to fragmentation, the rights of organs, individualism & collectivism, an unholy alliance, a new wisdom, freed human will, the Ahrimanization of culture, unearned clairvoyance, a secret school of Ahriman, the reign of confusion.
Part 5: A Half-Baked Sandwich (2 hours – end)
Dave Oshana’s focus on goodness, connecting to nature, drawn to the dark, a half-baked sandwich, what Dave can’t provide, a darker portion of the sandwich.
Songs: “Primitive” & “Chasing Time” by Joy Zipper; “Ain’t Gonna Run” by Federale; “Borrowed Tune” by Blood Group.