Steiner & A Cosmic Joke
Many of my readers know that I’m three miles north of the cheering section when it comes to Rudolf Steiner, but I will say …
1) Steiner was a savant, a brilliant man ahead of his time.
2) I agree with lots of what he wrote
Here are some of his statements I grok …
“Memory is only heightened antipathy. You could have no memory if you had so great a sympathy for your mental pictures that you could devour them; you have a memory only because you have a kind of ‘disgust’ for them, you fling them back and in this way make them present. That is their reality.”
“All talk of classifying nerves as sensory and motor is meaningless, as I have often explained to you.”
“What lies along the nerve-paths is really extruded, rejected material. Blood wants to become ever more spiritual — nerve ever more material. Herein consists the polaric contrast.”
“Although physiology believes it has discovered a truth when it talks of sensory and motor nerves, it is nevertheless only playing with words. Motor nerves are spoken of because of the fact that when certain nerves are injured, i.e. those which go to the legs, a man cannot walk when he wants to do so. It is said that he cannot walk because he has injured the nerves which, as motor nerves, set the leg in motion. In reality the reason why he cannot walk is that he has no perception of his own legs.”
“For the very fine development of the head-nerve system does not really lie within the outer brain layer of which we are so proud; it does not lie within but below the outer layer of the brain. For the outer covering of the brain is, to some extent, a retrogression; this wonderful artistic structure is already on the retrograde path; it is much more a system of nourishment. So that in a manner of speaking, we may say a man has no need to be so conceited about the outer brain for it is a retrogression of the complicated brain into a brain more used for nourishment. We have the outer layer so that the nerves which are connected with knowing may be properly supplied with nourishment. And the reason that our brain excels the animal brain is only that we supply our brain nerves better with nourishment. We are only able to develop our higher powers of cognition because we are able to nourish our brain nerves better than the animals are able to do. Actually the brain and the nervous system have nothing to do with real cognition but only with the expression of cognition in the physical organism.”
“Man has the form of his head by reason of the antipathy of the cosmos. When the cosmos has such aversion for what man bears within him that it pushes it out, then the image or copy arises. In the head man really bears the copy of the cosmos in him. The roundly formed head is such a copy. The cosmos, through antipathy, creates a copy of itself outside itself. That is our head. We can use our head as an organ for freedom because it has been pushed out by the cosmos. We do not regard the head correctly if we think of it as incorporated in the cosmos as intensively as is our limb-masses system, in which are included the sexual organs. Our limb system is incorporated in the cosmos and the cosmos attracts it, has sympathy with it, just as it has antipathy towards the head. In the head our antipathy meets the antipathy of the cosmos; there they come into collision. And in the rebounding of our antipathies upon those of the cosmos our perceptions arise. All inner life which rises on the other side of man’s being has its origin in the loving sympathetic embrace between the cosmos and the limb system of man.”
Will the actual “chakra” system please stand up?
The SPINE is a linear and finite reflex to the actual chakra system.
It’s a creation of the SPERM.
When the sperm/spine wags its tail, it’s called KUNDALINI.
The SKULL is the actual chakra system.
It’s nonlinear and infinite.
It’s a creation of the OVUM.
When the ovum/skull does “no thing,” it’s the COSMIC EGG.
Ha Ha! The yolk’s on us!