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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The Tale of Bacchus

“The Bacchic Rite centers around the allegory of the youthful Bacchus (Dionysos or Zagreus) being torn to pieces by the Titans. … After dismembering him, the Titans boiled the pieces in water and afterwards roasted them. Pallus rescued the heart of the murdered god, and by the precaution Bacchus was enabled to spring forth again…

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Hermes and the Tormentors of Matter

“Hermes:’Yet is it so as I say, O Son, He that looketh only upon that which is carried upward as Fire, that which is carried downward as Earth, that which is moist as Water, and that which bloweth, or is subject to blast, as Air: how can he sensibly understand that which is neither hard…

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