The Meditative Path of the Michael School

Fri, Nov 17 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Great Barrington, MA
Category: Eastern Region, Spiritual Research, School for Spiritual Science, Speaker Tour

A Lecture with Thomas Meyer

“The Meditative Path of the Michael School” A Lecture by Thomas Meyer

A new translation of the esoteric “First Class Lessons” by Rudolf Steiner was published in English at the end of 2016. This translation is available to anyone who is seriously interested in what may be described as “The Meditative Path of the Michael School in Nineteen Steps.”

Thomas Meyer, editor of this publication, will be prepared to discuss the four phases of the Michael school. The first phase consisted in a purely supersensible “institution” active in the spiritual world for centuries and culminating in the “cosmic cult” at the turn of the 18th/19th century. A reflection of its teaching can be found in Goethe’s Fairy Tale and later in spiritual science as developed by Rudolf Steiner. Many souls were spiritually present in this phase who later became drawn to anthroposophy. A certain disturbance during this first phase was brought about by the influence of the demonic beings engendered by the materialistic and nominalistic philosophy of Francis Bacon. This disturbing influence had to be checked by the individualities who had been incarnated as Aristotle and Alexander the Great.

The second phase brought down to earth a mantric-meditative essence of the supersensible teachings of the Michael school. Rudolf Steiner accomplished this during the period between February and September 1924 in the form of the nineteen stages, or steps, of the meditative path of the Michael school. The third phase of the Michael school was to be continued in the supersensible world, starting after Steiner's death and continuing until the present time. In this third phase Steiner himself was to become a teacher next to Michael. The contents of the teachings of this phase are not found in external documents. They are not accessible to ordinary consciousness, but only to clairvoyant consciousness or symptomatic research.

The fourth phase will start when Rudolf Steiner, or those chosen by him, will continue the Michael school on earth, adding new mantras to those given outwardly in the second phase and spiritually in the third phase. In order to preserve the continuity of the school, knowledge of and especially exercising the contents of the second phase are basic and indispensable. At the end of the second phase, Steiner outlined the inner character of the new mantras that his illness and death prevented him from giving concrete form to.

The event will take place at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

35 West Plains Road

Great Barrington, MA 01230

415-528-4015

Contact John Scott Legg at scottlegg (at) gmailcom for additional information.