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Intersubjectivity of Galaxies

And, since I'm Christian, the model of consciousness that I like particularly in the Christian tradition is the notion of the Holy Trinity. Divine consciousness is not just an undifferentiated unity in the Christian tradition. It's one of relationship and it always has relationship within it. I think that if a galaxy is conscious, then its consciousness would depend on its relationship to the stars and solar systems within it, and also, probably, its relationship with other galaxies. There'd be a kind of intersubjectivity of galaxies, a communion or community of galaxies.

Interview with Rupert Sheldrake by Hal Blacker

10 Day Solar Animation

Spiritual Supernova

Could it be that, in much the same way as the destiny of matter in a sufficiently massive star is to become a black hole in space, the destiny of a self-conscious species-- should it be sufficiently intelligent -- is a spiritual supernova. Is this what we are accelerating towards? A moment when the light of inner awakening radiates throughout the world? A white hole in time?

Peter Russell
Waking Up in Time 1998

John Lennon (1940- 1980)

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get
yourself together
Pretty soon,
you're gonna be dead
What in the
world you thinking of
Laughing in
the face of love
What on earth
you tryin' to do
It's up to you,
yeah you.
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you
right in the face
You better get
yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world
you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the heck d'you think you are
A super star, Well, alright you are
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Come on and on and on on
Yeah yeah alright ah ah

Life is akin to fire -
Both are filled with seeds of beneficent actions,

Both place before man a different longing.
That our fortune in life may lack bitter pain
Only he can wish who stupidly supposes
There could be fire without sacrifice of fuel.

Rudolf Steiner (38)

All men are similar in their pattern and their constitution: so most probably are all suns. What distinguishes men is their degree of consciousness: what distinguishes suns is their degree of radiance.

Indeed, the more we study the question the more clearly it emerges that light and consciousness obey exactly the same laws, and wax or wane inexactly the same way. We may even say that they are the same phenomenon, seen on different scales.

This indeed is the one variable factor in the universe, the one factor which can change in response to the individual work, effort and understanding of the individual cosmos. As regards their constitution neither man nor sun can do anything, for each being is endowed as he is by the pattern of the universe, which ensures that each shall receive in the beginning all that is necessary forself-development. But this self-development, that is, the gradual illumination and irradiation of the individual cosmos by self-generated light or consciousness, depends wholly upon the individual being himself. In this he must do everything.

Rodney Collin (3)


The Crowning of Nature

When we shall have been restored to health, Gabriel, the strength of God, will abide in us. Leading us through the marvels of nature and pointing out to us everywhere the power and the goodness of God, he will deliver us finally to the care of the High Priest Michael. He, in turn, will adorn those who have successfully completed their service to philosophy with the priesthood of theology as with a crown of precious stones.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486)


The Bridge Between Universal Spirituality and the Physical Constitution of Man

Rudolf Steiner (37) (1920)

This force of light that is on the earth rays out into the universe.This is, to begin with, imperceptible to ordinary vision; we do not perceive how the moral impulses in man ray out from the earth into the universe. If a grevious age were to dawn over the earth, an age when millions of millions of men would perish through lack of spirituality - spirituality conceived of here as including the moral, which indeed it does- if there were only a dozen men filled with moral enthusiasm, the earth would still ray out a spiritual, sun-like force!

the sun

This force rays out only to a certain distance. At this point it mirrors itself, as it were, in itself, so that here there arises the reflection of what radiates from man. And in every Epoch the initiates regarded this reflection as the sun. For as I have so often said, there isnothing physical here. Where ordinary astronomy speaks of the existence of an incandescent globe of gas, there is merely the reflection of a spiritual reality in physical appearance.

shine like the sun

What in earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by conscious effort. And if we enquire how those who were able to view the universe in its totality- that is to say, in its physical, psychical and spiritual aspects- if we enquire how these men pictured the sun, we must say: They pictured it first and foremost as a Spirit-Being.

In times when it was no longer known how the physical passes over by stages into what is of the soul, how what is of the soul passes over by stages into the physical, how in reality the two are united, men postulated physical existence on the one side and soul-existence on the other. They thought of the correspondences between these two realms just as most psychologists today- if they admit the existence of a soul at all- still think, namely that the soul and the physical nature of man are identical. This, of course, leads thought to absurdity...

Man regarded in a different way!

Think of a man whose very soul is fired with enthusiasm for a high moral idea, for the ideal of generosity, of freedom, of goodness, of love, or whatever it may be. He may also feel enthusiasm for examples of the practical expression of these ideals. But nobody can conceive that the enthusiasm which fires the soul penetrates into the bones and muscles as described by modern physiology or anatomy. If you really take counsel with yourself, however, you will find it quite possible to conceive that when a man has enthusiasm for a high moral ideal, this enthusiasm has an effect upon the warmth-organism. There, you see, we have come from the realm of soul into the physical!

This is the way in which to study the whole man. We see how what consciousness conceives of in abstractions is an actual factor in the process of World-Becoming; and we see how that which is contained in this process of World-Becoming and to which the ordinary consciousness clings so firmly that it can do no other than conceive it to be reality- we see how this is dissolved away into nullity...For only through the fact that in man the past dies away, becomes semblance, and the future is a new creation in the condition of a seed, does there arise in him the feeling of love-devotion to something to which he is not coerced by the past- and freedom- action that is not predetermined. Freedom and love are, in reality, comprehensible only to a spiritual-scientific conception of the world, not to any other.

Rudolf Steiner (37) 1920

Put all sadness from thee, for it is the sister of doubt and anger. It is the most mischievous of all spirits and the worst to the servants of God. Learn now, O unwise man! how it troubleth the Holy Spirit; remove therefore, sadness from thyself and afflict not the Holy Spirit which dwelleth within thee.

The Shepherd of Hermas, A.D.142-157(22)

Natural Science

No longer have we to draw forth the truth from ourselves like the old Initiates; we have to be able to read in the astral light all that is written there. If we succeed in doing so, then what we gain from the warmth-ether works as an inspiration. It works in such a way that the Gods come to meet us; they bring to us in its reality what we have acquired by our own efforts here on Earth. And what we thus receive from the warmth-ether reacts also in turn on all that stands written on the tablet by virtue of air, water and earth.

Thus is the Natural Science of today the true basis for spiritual seership. Learn first by the study of Natural Science to know the properties of air, water and earth. Then, having attained also the corresponding inner faculties, you will find that you gaze into the airy, into the watery, into the earthy element, the astral light will stream forth - and not like some vague mist or cloud, but so that we can read in it the secrets of world-existence and the secrets of human life.

Rudolf Steiner - (37) 1920 - The Bridge Between Universal Spirituality and the Physical Constitution of Man

Well, science starts from direct contact and then it gets more and more into details. The science of animals and plants starts with observing animals and plants. Natural history is the starting point of any science, and that starts through direct contact. Linnaeus didn't classify all the families of flowering plants by looking at their cells under a microscope or grinding them up and isolating their enzymes.He did it by looking at them, by holding them, touching them, feeling them, seeing them growing in the field or squashed onto herbarium sheets. He was looking at the actual plant form. We have to start from direct contact and experience. That's the basis of our primary knowledge of things.

Rupert Sheldrake - Maybe Angels

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