1808 antique map image of North Africa and Southern Europe

The Individual as a Factor of Development

For people interested in esoterics, you might find this interesting. It’s from Rudolf Steiner. Within the sevenfold chain of metamorphoses – which has been described from many aspects in other works of the present author – the entire earth was, during the first two Root Races (called in Occultism the ‘Polarian’ and ‘Hyperborean’), in a half-spiritual condition. Substance first densified to the state of warmth, then to that of air. Then man remained in a stage between animal and actual… Read more

Meditating in Bodhgaya

An Esoteric View of the 1960s and ’70s

Firstly, I want to make the claim that the evolution of consciousness is central to humanity’s task, which, by the way, is the development of freedom — refer to our creation myth with its starting point of eating from “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” and being denied eternal life and turned from the face of God. We were cut off, as it were, but not needlessly. The journey is long and it’s slow and it’s often… Read more