Conversation with Tom Mellett on his lifelong interest in Anthroposophy, Rudolf on the races, the selfless self, & the mediating Christ between the impersonal forces of Lucifer & Ahriman.
Part One: Cooking in the Ether (0 – 34 mins)
Back to Steiner, iron deficiency, cancer diagnosis, a Platonic day, Michaelmas, The Spear of Destiny, Rudolf vs. Adolf, Karl Stegman’s mission for the US, Hitler in 1933, eco-fascism, Steiner’s love life, a split in the Anthroposophist society, the Steiner hagiography, Rudolf Hesse’s wife, reading Steiner, racial controversy, the deeds and suffering of light, peach blossom skin, group soul consciousness, predicting a race war.
Part Two: The Lucifer-Ahriman Thermostat (34 mins – 1 hr 5 mins)
The “racism” question, fundamental differences, true liminality, the balance between Lucifer-Ahriman extremes, Michael Chekov theater, the opposite of courage, virtue as knowing the extremes of vice, the right temperature, the etheric body, a homeostatic reaction, possessed by cleverness, Icarus, chiasma, Lucifer’s moral automatons.
Part Three: Doubting Thomas (1 hr 5 mins – 1 hr 36 mins)
Emerging from Anthroposophy, Tom’s heretic phase, the spirits of personality, Rudy the straight-shooter, listening to the critics, a suppression agenda, a Christianized Theosophy, evolving consciousness, the appeal of reincarnation, Steiner’s previous incarnations, the Platonists & the Aristotelians, transparency, an original incel, mothers for wives, sexuality & the lower forces, Swedenborg’s limit, the Steiner sex file.
Part Four: Dynamic Homeostasis (1 hr 36 mins – end)
Alone in a room, thinking about thinking, the 1st level of clairvoyance, the I am consciousness, the liminal ego, vesica piscis, the self of selflessness, the body as subject, psychosomatic balance, the centerpoint of matter & spirit, a turning inside out, projective geometry, a mediating element, a new wrinkle to the incel, reality on the inside, an image of the body, Narcissus’ error, positive destruction, Ahrimanic correction of Luciferic anthroposophy.
Songs: “Primitive” & “Chasing Time” by Joy Zipper; “Bad Kiss” by Terry Allen; “Morning Star” by Art of Flying; “Patiently” by Jenny Mahood.