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The Gospel of St. John

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.

The Gospel of St. John

Gospel of St. John: Contents

On-line since: 10th September, 2002


I. The Christians of St. John. The rebirth of the higher Ego in man and in humanity

II. The living spiritual history. The leaders of humanity. The creative Word

III. The metamorphoses of the Earth. The prototypes of created types. The servants of the Word

IV. The hierarchies of our solar system and the kingdoms of the earth

V. Human development during the incarnations of our Earth. The kingdom of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic spirits and the kingdom of the divine spiritual beings

VI. The Atlantean oracles. The post Atlantean Sanctuaries of initiation. The Baptism by John

VII. The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit

VIII. The Mysteries of initiation. The rebirth through Christ Jesus

IX. The artistic composition of the Gospel of St. John. The climax of power in the signs and miracles

X. What occurred at the Baptism by John? Christ's mastery over the laws of the bony system and the conquest of death

XI. The establishment of harmony in the inner forces of man through the Christ-impulse. The connection between the ancient Mysteries and the Gospels

XII. The decline of the ancient wisdom and its renewal through the Christ-impulse. The significance of the Mystery of Golgotha for human evolution upon earth

XIII. The cosmic significance of the Mystery of Golgotha. The conquest of death through the expulsion of the Luciferic and Ahrimanic influence. Death as the bringer of life. The Earth becomes a new Sun. The power of Christ radiates into the human etheric body. The effects of the Christ-light and its reflection in the earth's periphery as a spiritual sphere. The Holy Ghost

XIV. The Earth as the body of Christ and as a new centre of light. The Last Supper as the preparation for the mystical union with Christ. Paul, the apostle of the spiritually living Christ. The seven stages of Christian initiation. Death, the seed of eternal Ego-hood. Spirit-knowledge is the fire of life

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