Lucifer and Ahriman

Tuesday 5 March 7pm - 8.30pm

with Brendan McQuillan

In lecture 2 of ‘Lucifer and Ahriman’ (GA 101) Rudolf Steiner likens their influence upon us to two scales of a balance whose beam we need to hold in equilibrium. One way for us to achieve this that Steiner speaks of is to permeate with a strongly Luciferic element what has an Ahrimanic form within us. Rather puzzlingly he adds that since nothing is more Ahrimanic than the delusion of material knowledge, then if we can be filled with fiery enthusiasm and interest by the deceptions that arise out of chemistry, physics, astronomy and the like, then through this Luciferic interest we can wrest from Ahriman what is his own. All welcome.

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Our reading groups provide the opportunity in a very informal setting to explore Rudolf
Steiner’s work with others. There is no need for any prior participation or knowledge, and everyone, young and old, is very welcome to join us at any time, just once or as often as it suits. We aim to create a friendly, inviting atmosphere, as good humoured as it is serious. Working together, we share our reflections on the immediate theme and try to pay as much attention to listening as to speaking. We find that studying together provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole group to advance in knowledge and understanding. Members and friends are warmly invited to groups at any time even for one-off visits. Previous participation is not necessary and there is no need to book.

Small donations towards expenses welcome: £3/£2

All the Rudolf Steiner lectures and writings that we are studying are available from the library at Rudolf Steiner House and, in addition, many can be purchased in the Bookshop or accessed online at at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

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