If you want to read something ghastly, I can recommend this document, published by the Anthroposophical Society of America. The title alone should tell you that I’m right. It is ghastly. I’ll present you with some examples, but, really, the document as a whole is an experience, and I could pick any sentences or passages almost at random:
As we head toward the Holy Nights of 2012, we experience an intensifying birthing process and the increasing labor pains of earthly life. (p 2)
A second crucifixtion is occurring in the etheric life around the earth and every living creature. (p 2)
The Calendar of the Soul verses speak directly to the co‐creative essence of our soul as a Madonna or Midwife. We are able to birth ourselves anew each year through the intimate relationship that consummates itself between our soul and the “Creative Creator Word” through the seasonal cycle of the year. (p 3)
The soul is our birthing ground, the vessel through which we can find our way to the wisdom of Sophia within and about us. She can be met and made whole by the Universal “I” of Christ in us. (p 5)
The Universal Creative Powers were able to view their own evolutionary activity within the perceptions of Rudolf Steiner from a spiritual scientific perspective – most likely for the first time in human history. (p 7)
And, behold the numerological magic on page 8 (as well as on p 23). I won’t quote, but will say that it is a relief to know that the presented hypothesis about the importance of the year 2012 (and the 12 holy nights this year) are numerologically, scientifically, spiritually sound. The reasoning must be read as a whole. To continue:
We believe the next octave to the birth of our individual Spirit Child is to begin to collectively form an “I to I” threefold social vessel so that the threefold Spirit Child of Anthroposophia can fully incarnate and be birthed into the world through and with us. Dec. 28th of Holy Nights 2012 we will enter a 3 x 33.3 year anniversary of the original founding of the Anthroposophical Society which was founded to support spiritual research and to serve the needs of the soul to understand the spiritual foundations out of which it continues to evolve. This was the beginning of the creation of a social vessel to serve the incarnation of the being Anthroposophia. (p 8)
The author then manages to mention the mayan calendar, which ends on december 21st, and to connect this to anthroposophical calendar wisdom.
On page 10 we learn a little more about Steiner’s and Ita Wegman’s previous incarnations (as if more lunacy is needed to be added to this article):
Those who listened with a sensitive soul realized that Rudolf Steiner spoke in imaginations that revealed his and Ita Wegman’s karmic background to the Egyptian cultural epic as Eabani and Gilgamesh in 2909 BC just after the beginning of Kali Yuga. This coincides with the first historical Michael Age. […] Steiner continued to lead the participants through 5000 years of recorded history as he intimately revealed the historical destiny impulse carried by both he and Ita Wegman. The most awe‐inspiring of all, when one reads it for the first time, is the implication of a previous incarnation of Rudolf Steiner as Aristotle and Ita Wegman as Alexander the Great.
I gather that the author believes strongly in this ‘implication’. (Was Steiner ever explicit about his previous incarnations? I mean, are there any records of him being explicit?) Wegman and Steiner have lived through nine incarnations together, ‘since 2909 BC’ (p 13):
What we start to see in light of the various incarnations of Rudolf Steiner that it is his world mission to be an emissary of Michael, along with his closest comrade Ita Wegman.
As for speculations on karma, not even Steiner is spared:
As karma would have it, Steiner died before this social deed could be fully implemented and brought to fruition.
All right, the author doesn’t speculate about the karmic cause. Nonetheless, she assumes karma had it its way. That karma was a factor, deciding the time of his death. The document then discusses — in a somewhat bizarre fashion — what to do with Steiner’s unfinished first class lessons. Christopher Houghton-Budd’s questions, quoted on page 18-19, shows the dependancy on the person, on Steiner. As for Steiner’s failed prophecy that millions of people would gravitate towards anthroposophy, ‘this has not happened due to karmic breakdowns, wrongful expulsion of members, (including Rudolf Steiner’s soul mate, Ita Wegman), the unthreefolding of the Society, and lack of initiative, insight and compassionate co‐creative leadership among the members.’
To round up this post, the article contains some… questions (p 22):
Are we willing to go through the labor pains to birth the three‐fold spirit child of Anthroposophia, first from out of ourselves, then in our families, communities and in right relationship in three‐fold initiatives with one another? Can we begin to co‐create threefold initiative circles that can support one another and help humanity build the bridge to the future?
There’s apparently some kind of telephone conference is to be held to discuss these pressing concerns.
I recommend the article. It’s special, and it’s ghastly, as I warned you. I must admit I feel slightly queasy from the baby analogies, the ‘heavenly begotten spirit child’, vessels, thoughts about wombs and fruitions, soul-midwives, apocalyptical references, sleeping through crucifixions, unpleasant expressions and anthroposophese in general, and so forth. Also from stuff about offering ones spirit and destiny to be a vessel for the incarnation of anthroposophy, the metaphorical (?) child. It’s bonkers, you know, bonkers. Frightening bonkers. This is an anthroposophy detached from normal human life. Perhaps that might just be one reason there are no prophesied millions of anthroposophists around. Who wants to live something that appears more similar to Alien than to a more sober spiritual philosophy?