“The leader of ancient Persian civilization, who was sent by the guardian of the Sun oracle to the people under consideration, maybe designated by the same name ad the historical Zarathustra, or Zoroaster. …
“The impulse which Zoroaster had to give to his people was to show them that the physical world is not merely lifeless material, devoid of spirit, which it appears to a man who gives himself up exclusively to the influence of the Luciferian being. To this being man owes his personal independence and sense of freedom; but it should work within him in harmony with the opposite spiritual being. With the pre-historic Persians it was a question of keeping alive the sense of this last-name spiritual being. Through their inclination toward the physical sense world they ran the risk of complete amalgamation with the Luciferian beings. Now Zoroaster, through the guardian of the Sun oracle, had received an initiation that enabled him to receive the revelations of the great Sun-Spirits. In particular, states of consciousness, brought about by his training, he was able to see the Regent of the Sun-spirits, who had taken under his protection the human etheric body.” ~Rudolf Steiner
Guardian of the Sun Oracle
Who was the guardian of the Sun oracle, and who was the Sun oracle? Steiner doesn’t say, at least not in the section of his book I am quoting above. I can, however, give a general answer to those questions. The Sun oracle is the Spiritual Sun, or more accurately, the presence of a God Consciousness in the Spiritual Sun. The guardian would have been a high priest or leader of a mystery school of the time. This means that there have been a number of sun guardians at different times and in different places.
The Physical World
One of the secrets that the guardian of the Sun oracle protected was that the physical world and the spiritual world are not separate. While they are different dimensions and different levels of consciousness, they also overlap in area. They have portals connecting them. But not only do physical beings in the physical world have a physical body, but they also have a spirit or spiritual body. This is true of all physical beings. The spirit may be weak and suppressed, but it is there. It may be dormant, as it is in nearly all humans, but it can be awakened. Continue reading “Guardian of the Sun and the Soul”