By Rudolf Steiner
1914. Contents: issues of View; Mysteries and their knowledge; Greek Sages prior to Plato; knowledge of the Mysteries and fable; knowledge of Egypt; Gospels; Apocalypse; Jesus His historic history; St. Augustine and the Church.
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Extra info for Christianity as Mystical Fact and the Mysteries of Antiquity
Physics likewise expresses relationships of color in numerical terms. And when two substances combine in a compound, it happens always in certain specific quantities that can be numerically expressed that the two substances come together. The Pythagoreans paid special attention to such instances of measure and The Mysteries and Pre-Socratic Philosophy 37 proportion in nature. Geometrical figures play a similar role in nature, for instance in astronomy, in the application of mathematics to the heavenly bodies.
The experiences and emotions needed to evoke the shock of the spirit out of the words would have been lacking without the preparation, the exercises, and ordeals, the total transformation of perceptual life. Lacking this, anyone who heard would be thrown into emptiness, nothingness, deprived of happiness but receiving nothing in return. In reality, of course, nothing could be taken away. After all, empty words have no power to alter our experience of life. Actual experience would still be limited to feeling, mediated by the senses.
The mystai understood that “God is love” in a special higher sense. For God has gone to the utmost lengths of love. He has sacrificed himself in infinite love, poured himself out, dismembered himself into the manifold things of nature. They live, but he is not alive in them; he slumbers in them, but comes alive in human beings who are able to experience the life of God within themselves. But if human beings are to attain this gnosis, they must creatively release it within themselves. Looking into their own being, they find the divine as a hidden creative power, not yet released into existence.
Christianity as Mystical Fact and the Mysteries of Antiquity by Rudolf Steiner