likörpraliners inverkan på den esoteriska skolningen

Alkohol är inte generellt sett någon fara för den andliga skolningen, menar Vinkällaranden, en av många naturandar, som kommer till tals (eller hur man nu ska säga) i en ny bok med frågor och svar kring diverse spörsmål, antroposofiska såväl som andra. Ej heller behöver den, som är hänfallen åt sådana laster, avstå från chokladpraliner med likörfyllning! Meditationen blir inte mindre verkningsfull därför att den mediterande konsumerar praliner eller dricker alkohol, således. Tack till Ljungquist för dagens (i dubbel bemärkelse) goda nyhet.

Nu är jag i och för sig inte så förtjust i just chokladpraliner personligen, men med hjälp av analogisk tolkning, bör man kunna tillämpa naturandens svar på andra lockande njutningsmedel. Vin och ost?

Glädjande är hur som helst att naturandarna har vett att inte förespråka någon extrem asketism. Och bara tänk: Vinkällaranden! (Så passande ‘spirit’ kan användas för att beteckna såväl ande som sprit på engelska.) Vilken bekantskap. Plötsligt kom jag att tänka på den ‘saft’-drickande Skurken i Muminhusets källarskrubb, men det är väl en annan historia.

Naturandarna kanaliseras av en (påstått) klarseende person:

Klentrogna misstänker att kvinnan hittar på allt själv. I så fall skulle hon vara ett märkvärdigt fenomen på det sätt hon levererar en lång rad klokheter i en rapp fråga-svar-form.

Nå, så märkvärdigt är det väl inte egentligen, och det känner man ju till minst en annan — aldrig svarslös! — person som hade den förmågan…! Han svarade för övrigt så här på frågan om favoritdryck och -mat (fritt ur minnet, är för lat att stiga upp ur soffan): cognac, svart kaffe och korv. Det var förvisso innan han blev fullblodsesoteriker, det.

16 thoughts on “likörpraliners inverkan på den esoteriska skolningen

  1. Alicia,

    That book about the Nature Spirits came out in German about 5 years ago, and made quite a splash (mainly because of that water spirit). I haven’t looked for it in a couple of years, but back then, the entire text was online at some obscure German site, but I can’t find it now.

    The woman who channeled the nature spirits is Verena Stael von Holstein. she is a mother and Waldorf parent who lives near Berlin. Under normal circumstances, she would be a great rising star in the Anthroposophical firmament; however, she was thoroughly upstaged by Judith von Halle and her Stigmata, which beat out all Verena’s nature spirits for esoteric attention.

    However, she has a new book out now which is all about her conversations with the trees! Its called
    Nature Spirits of the Trees: Interviews with Verena Stael von Holstein
    Edited by Wolfgang Weirauch; Translated by Matthew Barton

    Verena Stael von Holstein has learned to communicate with elemental beings in nature, and to translate their language into human terms. In her [previous] remarkable book Nature Spirits and What They Say, we heard from fire-spirits, air-spirits, water-spirits and stone-spirits, among others. In this new volume, we hear from the nature spirits that most closely resemble human beings — the trees.

    Through Verena Stael’s ability, conversations with a number of trees are relayed. They reveal compelling insights into the role of each tree within the natural world and its relationships with the spirit world, with human beings and with other creatures. Particular emphasis is placed on the characteristics of each tree that correspond with human soul qualities.

    The interviews disclose beautiful, fascinating and often challenging insights into these wonderful beings and the natural world, and will inspire us to approach trees in an entirely new way.

    (Since Mr. Dog is probably adept at lifting his leg to water trees, I’ll bet he has a lot to say about communing with the tree spirits — as he urinates on them. Also Verena says above that tree-spirits resemble humans much more than the other elementals do, so is that why Mr. Dog really relishes lifting his leg on trees?)

  2. Here’s the blurb on her previous book which is the one Jon Ljungquist is referring to. It came out in 2004
    Nature Spirits and What They Say: Interviews with Verena Stael von Holstein
    Edited by Wolfgang Weirauch

    Verena Stael von Holstein has learned to see and speak to nature spirits. In this remarkable book, Wolfgang Weirauch interviews Verena, and through her we learn what fire-spirits, air-spirits, water-spirits and stone-spirits have to say — as well as hearing from a glass-spirit, two house-spirits, a salt-spirit, a paper-spirit, and a silver-spirit!

    The spirits speak about their involvement with nature, and their lack of contact with human beings. They tell of the secrets of the cosmos, and about humankind’s past and future. They have views on the environment, on natural disasters, good and evil, and love and redemption.

    The interviews, some with the spirits themselves, throw up beautiful, but sometimes disturbing, descriptions of our world.

    Read the reviews too! Here are 3 of the 6 listed on their page

    “Extends the reader’s understanding about subtle processes within nature where humans appear as part of a continuum of other intelligences, whose very existence we deny.”
    — Scientific & Medical Network Review, Spring 2005

    “Attractive. One of the strengths of this book lies in the way the author’s world-view is changed by contact with the nature spirits. Like the editor, I was sceptical of ‘other people’s contacts.’ However some of the insights revealed are impressive. The scope of the work is global; this is not just another self-help guide.”
    — Inner Light, Winter 2004

    “Humans have been speaking to elemental beings since ancient times, but what is new here is the approach of the nature spirits themselves: they have a longing to speak to humans and to work together in many different projects. This book gives an insight into how that may be accomplished, for the benefit and healing of our world.”
    — Cynus Review, June 2007

  3. But wait, Alicia, there’s more!

    In this book by anthroposophist Marko Pogacnik, he even gives exercises to teach you how to perceive and then how to converse with elementals.

    Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings: Working with the Intelligence in Nature
    By Marko Pogacnik

    I give the Amazon link because you can then search inside the book. Read the ToC. For example on page 41, Marko teaches you how to shake hands with a tree. He then discusses the question of whether or not a tree can feel pleasure, followed by an exercise in learning to perceive the water elementals.

  4. They must be popular since they’ve been translated to Swedish. There’s not that much anthroposophic literature in Swedish, apart from the obvious stuff (like Steiner himself). For example, there’s nothing by Judith von Halle in Swedish.

    I bet Verena is fond of choclate pralines…

    (It is indeed true that mr D lifts his leg to trees. And other suitable objects. Can’t waste pee-mail on real humans, he says.)

  5. But wait, now Wolfgang Weirauch is interviewing penguins!!!

    This is in German but Wolfgang actually interviews the Emperor Penguin named Ngok in Antarctica — somehow mediated by the author here named Ursula Seiler. (I don’t know how they got to Antarctica, though, unless it was by astral ice breaker and sled.)

    Ngok explains to an astonished Wolfgang that penguins are so much like humans — in fact he said that penguins are what humans would look and be like if humans had to live at the South Pole.

    Der Kaiserpinguin Ngok erklärte dem erstaunten Wolfgang Weirauch, die Pinguine würden so menschenähnlich aussehen und am Südpol leben, weil der Mensch eben dort nicht leben könne. „Von den Tieren sind die Pinguine die weitestgehenden Menschenvertreter.“

    Later near the end, Ngok even explains that in the whole animal kingdom, penguins are the only species that incorporate the “Christ-human” into themselves and thus the penguins represent humanity in Antarctica.

    Im Gespräch erzählt Ngok des weiteren, auf welche Weise der Pinguin in der Tierwelt das „Christusmenschliche“ verkörpert und „den Menschen in der Antarktis vertritt“

  6. ‘Here’s the blurb on her previous book which is the one Jon Ljungquist is referring to. It came out in 2004’

    Johannes Ljungquist. I think he’s got some article(s) on the Järna bridge website, which you know. Probably in Swedish, so you may not have read it. (Or I’m remembering it incorrectly and there is no article. But I think there is.)

    Now, browsing the disorganized and ugly website, I can’t find anything. But I found this instead:

    Q. How many anthroposophists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    A. Unknown: Rudolf Steiner never gave any indications.

    Posed by the pupils at Michael Hall Waldorf School:

    Q. How many Emerson students does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    A. One to screw in the bulb and three to share the experience.

  7. The penguin communication is only a tiny bit… absurd. Of course, I can’t say anything: I communicate with mr Dog. But at least we’re in the same room and not on different continents. (He complains that I don’t understand him though. Either that or my intentions are evil. Thinking about past baths, the latter option doesn’t appear unlikely to him.)

    Michael Eggert writes about the penguin talks this evening:

    ‘Wolfgang Weirauch kommuniziert mit einem Kaiserpinguin’

  8. Here’s the talk with the penguin!!

    Click to access fh101-le1.pdf

    ‘Wolfgang Weirauch: Wer von euch möchte sprechen?
    Ngok, der Kaiserpinguin: Ich. Hallo.’

    But it’s not only the penguins they talk to.

    ‘Faultier, Schuhschnabel, Maulwurf, Regenwurm, Tiefsee-Anglerfisch, Rentier, verschiedenste Schlangen, verschiedenste Quallen und Rippenqualle, Chamäleon, Giraffe, Lama, Jaguar, Frosch, Kröte und Murmeltier.’ (– read a chapter about snakes and sex, ahriman and lucifer.)

    ‘Alpensteinbock, Gemse, Komodo-Waran, Schabrackentapir, Ringeltaube, Wandertaube, Seepferdchen, Eisvogel, Wolf, Wisent, Bison, Kolibri, Vielfraß, Walroß, Schwertwal, Mantarochen, Ara, Biber, Paradiesvogel, Pfau, Ameisenigel, Seeadler, Steinadler, Aal und Afrikanischer Strauß.’
    Look at the pdfs. They’re… absurd.

    ‘Katze, Esel, Nashorn, Zecke, Blutegel, Elefant, Schimpanse, Amsel, Riesenkrake, Weißer Hai, Krokodil, Mungo, Dromedar, Känguruh, Schwarze Witwe, Vogelspinne, Elch, Eisbär und Buntspecht.’

    (It’s safer to talk to a crocodile telepathically than face to face.)

    ‘Pferd, Löwe, Tiger, Schweinswal, Hase, Igel, Kaiserpinguin, Kreuzspinne, Gnu, Buckelwal, Kondor, Höckerschwan, Schleiereule und Fledermaus.’


  9. ‘Dieser Band enthält Gespräche mit verschiedenen Geist- und Naturwesen über die durch die Explosion der Bohrstation Deepwater Horizon im Golf von Mexiko ausgelöste Ölpest: Gespräche mit dem Wasser, dem Öl, dem Sand, dem Stein, der Tiefsee, mit einem Vogelwesen und dem Engel der Pelikane über die Auswirkungen dieser Katastrophe auf ihre jeweiligen Lebensbereiche bzw. Daseinsbereiche.’

    I’m waiting for the japanese earthquake/fukushima edition!

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