“It was taught in Manichism that from our age onward the souls of men would begin to transmute into good the evil which will manifest in full force in the sixth epoch. In other words: human souls must be strong enough to bring good out of evil by a process of spiritual alchemy.
“When the Earth begins to recapitulate the previous phases of its evolution, there will first be a reunion with the Moon, and then of this Earth with the Sun. The reunion with the Moon will mark the culminating point of evil on the Earth; the reunion with the sun will signify, on the other hand, the advent of happiness the reign of the ‘elect.’” ~Rudolf Steiner
“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child . . . .” — Revelation 12:1-2
Manichism is one of many mystery schools and spiritual schools that teach that we must “transmute” into good the evil within us and around us. It is not an easy task, but it is doable and worth doing. But transmuting is changing the thing, not destroying it.
We often see pictures of the war between dark and light with angels killing demons of darkness. This might be an acceptable allegory, but is far from the truth. Angels and beings of light will not kill devils and demons. They will transmute them as Steiner says. Or more accurately, they will help them to transmute themselves. We all must do the same within ourselves.
Being part spirit, we are creations of God and have a divine Soul. But being material as well, we are also children of the fallen angels and have that evil within us. This evil may manifest in murder, rape, plunder, and so on. In most cases, however, it will be milder. It will be in the sin of greed, which is taking more than we actually need, thereby depriving others of their fair share of the bounty of nature. It may manifest as lying, especially when such lying benefits us to the detriment of others. It may simply manifest as indifference to the suffering of others. All of those are part of the evil that is within us because we are beings of matter. But we are also spiritual.
The Power to Transmute
We can transmute ourselves with the use of our spirits and soul. First, however, they must be awakened. That doesn’t mean simply declaring that we have awakened them, it must actually be done. That awakening happens when we expose them to the Light of the Spiritual Sun. Scientists today understand that the physical universe is a hologram made entirely of light. It is logical then that great sources of light like the sun have the power to greatly affect that universe. And spiritual sources of light have the power to awaken and nourish our spiritual faculties. Continue reading “Transmute into Good: Man, Earth, Moon and Sun”