Icarus and Daedalus: A Tale of Spiritual Failure

“The legend of Icarus is a legend of Initiation. Icarus has attempted to reach the Sun-sphere prematurely, without adequate preparation, and is cast down.” ~Rudolf Steiner From the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology   Icarus  (IK-uh-rus)   Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had…

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Ancient Oracles of the Sun Gods

“The worship of Apollo included the establishment and maintenance of places of prophecy by means of which the gods could communicate with mankind and reveal futility to such as deserved the boon. … While Christian authors have tried to prove that oracular revelations were delivered by the Devil for the purpose of misleading humanity, they…

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Know Truth and be Free from Greed and Jealousy

“Scientific and philosophical speculations in regard to what may possibly be true are useless to him who feels and perceives the truth; he does not need to speculate about that which he already sees and knows. He does not require great riches, for the wants of his physical form are few and simple, and moreover,…

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Spiritual Illness and the Soul’s Protection

“The soul or mind is the seat of all imaginative representation—both the higher representation … and the lower. … It is equally certain that all that follows upon the mental act or state, the disturbance, confined to the body, belongs to the sense-order; trembling, pallor, inability to speak, have obviously nothing to do with the…

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