The Individual and Universal “I” Am

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We all share the same name. We say ‘I Am’ John or ‘I Am’ Jane. We say ‘I’ before our given name. It is the most intimate part of us, the centre of who we are yet, at the same time, the most universal. What is this quality of the ‘I’ that goes beyond family, race or bloodline? We are all brothers and sisters, individuals, yet, at the same time, one.
The ‘system’ seeks to create a world of forced illusionary oneness. A world where there will be no room for individuality or freedom – we will have to give these things up for a ‘greater good.’

UDHR Article 29(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

UDHR Article 29(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

UDHR Article 29(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. – United Nations Universal Declaration of ‘Human Rights’ 1948

Articles 29(1) and 29(2) need to be interpreted in relation to 29(3) while holding in mind the intentions of the United Nations as alluded to in the Battle For Humanity Article. Do we find selflessness out of ourselves, as a strong ‘I’, or have it forced upon us at the expense of our individuality?

Over time, those who tread the path towards transhumanism, consciously or unconsciously, will through direct electronic connection to the internet via 5G/6G/7G and one day quantum interfaces, become part of a hive mind; all connected yet separate from each other. The counter-force to the “I”Am manifests or works through that system, the adversarial force that we need to exert our will against in order to become free out of ourselves. In the process of facing this adversarial power we can become strong individuals who can choose to do what is best for the greater good, for each other, for Earth evolution and all life, out of selfless love; or we give up our “I” to A‘i’; thus forced to do ‘the right thing’, sacrificing freedom in the real world for unlimited counterfeit freedom in virtual worlds. As we pour our divinity into those worlds, we slowly loose our sense of self.

At our current point of evolution, we need the physical body in order to develop self-consciousness, to experience the “I”Am through the lens of individuality, separate from, but still woven from this universal quality. How will the alteration of our bodies though genetic manipulation and synthetic biology affect this?

“This self-perception or consciousness of self can only awaken in a physical body.” Rudolf Steiner

What will be the consequence of identifying less and less with our real physical body and more with an artificial, digitally created avatar built from the polarities of electricity and magnetism? Will it interfere with the development of self-awareness (know thyself), the first thing one has to learn to do on the path to higher knowledge.
“The first thing a pupil must learn to do is pay attention to himself.” – Rudolf Steiner From The Esoteric Classes
The Inverted Counter Part to the “I”

“i am an explorer finding my way through Earth’s frozen expanses and peering into darkness in search of water on the moon. i am a guardian, watching for signs of pollution from the sky and protecting us from danger here on Earth. i am a visionary, learning from the past to better predict the future and keep us safe for generations to come. i am a helper, keeping our most valuable species healthy and our crops abundant. i am a healer, making our hospitals smarter for the future and unneeded treatments a thing of the past. i am a creator opening new paths to innovation and new forms of artistic expression. i am a storyteller giving emotion to words, and breaking down the language barrier. i am even the composer of the music. i am ai brought to life by NVIDIA deep learning, and brilliant minds everywhere” – NVIDEA keynote November 2021

Accenture, one of the companies developing id2020, made an ‘i Am’ advert (Time Ref: 3:15/3:24) that has strange similarities to telecommunications company Orange’s ‘i Am’ ad campaign. IXO’s impact identification blockchain uses ‘IAMIMPACT‘ for their tagline.

“I am my mum and my sister. I am my best friend Mike who I have known since school. I am Kate who is still somewhere in Thailand. I’m all the girls I ever kissed and the girls I will. I am the teacher that failed me and the one that spurred me on. I am my bosses and every one of my friends. I am a bloke I’ll meet travelling, who will teach me the guitar. I am the places I’ll go to with mates and the jokes I’ll share with them. I am the people who put me down and the ones who picked me up. I am who I am because of everyone. – Advert by Telecommunications Company Orange.

‘i’xo, a blockchain company, also takes this universal truth and uses it for its promotional material.

“Never before have we had such a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. What really matters now is educating for the future, averting climate change, and ensuring that no person is left behind. One of the biggest challenges in delivering, evaluating and investing for results is a lack of good quality trusted impact data. To count what matters we need high definition data with crypto economic proof of impact. What if you could track and value the impact of your contributions on people and the planet. Introducing ixo the blockchain for impact driven by data and optimised by Ai ixo provides a trusted global information network that is owned by everyone. This enables you to become the creator of your own impact projects and a stakeholder in the projects you believe in. The ixo protocol ensures that impact claims are verified with the help of intelligent verification protocols. Verified data is a valuable asset and is minted as an impact token. This enables us to value what counts. Now you can watch projects around the world grow in value as they develop proof of impact. In the time it took to watch this video ixo could have verified exponential impacts across the world, enabling people like Nahal to have a future. If this is the impact we could have in 90 seconds, imagine what we can do together to achieve the global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030. I AM IMPACT. – ixo advert.

As does Accenture.

“id 2020 a public private partnership committed to providing a digital identity to the 1.2 billion individuals without a way to prove their existence. We believe it’s the first step towards a digital identity that makes answering the question, Who Are You? as simple as saying I am.’” – Accenture id2020 partner

The higher “I”Am quality could be described as pure sympathy and the counter-force to it as pure antipathy.
FEDERATED ‘i Am’ (identity Access Management)
The common language for exchanging user access information is known as Federated ‘i Am’.
– Identity: Who is this user?
– Authentication: How/when did the user sign in?
– Authorization: What is the user allowed to do?

Single Sign On (SSO) is a sub-protocol of FEDERATED ‘i’am which allows a user to log in once and access multiple services. For example, when you log into Gmail you then don’t need to login to YouTube. We are moving towards a point where a user will have a single Federated id-entity for accessing the online world. Imagine in the future only having one login, a login not to individual services but to the internet. Once logged in, you would have access to all your accounts, services and virtual worlds, etc., that you were permitted to access. A part of the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) from the E.U. makes strict security protocols a legal requirement for many countries. For now, this just means you will occasionally have to enter a security number received by text message or other security measure to access your bank, etc. However, this is an important step towards more pervasive forms of sign in

As mentioned previously, your birth certificate has a registration number that refers not to who you really are but to an artificially created legal fiction. Your ‘i’d2020, ‘i’vp6 or similar number will at first be a kind of birth certificate for your online persona but at some point, will likely converge, becoming one with your actual birth certificate.

“At the end, what the fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to is a fusion of our physical, our digital, and our biological identities.” – Klaus Schwab The Chicago Council On Global Affairs

Could it be what your birth certificate was always destined to become? How long before babies are connected to the internet from birth?

“I suspect the COVID-19 vaccine will become part of the routine new born immunization schedule.” Bill Gates–GatesNotes

When a parent registers a child and receives a birth certificate do they in some ways assign property rights to the Government? A legal fiction or person being created. How is it that social services are able to take someone’s child against the parents’ will or for governments to talk of forced vaccination? When we contract and take part in commerce we do so within a legal framework of statute law that regulates ‘person’ to ‘person’ interactions. Without a birth certificate we are not able to travel, get a driving license, open a bank account, etc. As everything is INCORPORATED into the internet the status of your artificial person, whether you like it or not, is being moved online: banking, medical records, communication, tax records, credit score and so on. Your passport and birth certificate still remain off-line, in as much as you still need the physical documents, but for how much longer?

In the same way that we need a birth certificate number to partake in modern society, with little doubt we will one day need a registered virtual identify in order to partake in commerce in the artificial world of the Metaverse. If this ‘i’d number is mandated to be made a part of, or represented by the human body, then those who do not accept will not be able to buy and sell in that world or within the real world if access to digital money requires access to online services. Will genetic modification through vaccination or other means be a requirement to receive such an ‘i’d? Implementing a mandatory online ‘i’dentity system that requires some form of physical augmentation could even be achieved through obsolescence. If non-biologically integrated devices for accessing the Metaverse became obsolete then access without augmentation would simply not be possible. Try going online with a 15-year-old laptop without updating the software!

Federated ‘i Am’ is the framework for a centralised/decentralised Federated system of authentication. If you were removed by your identity provider you would be removed from federated application, and once you are removed from federation application you wouldn’t be able to access any services.

The federation application will basically check two things. Is your ‘i’dentity provider a part of the federation? And do you have permission to access the service?
Throughout this document the author has used a capitalised “I” in reference to the higher “I” or central principle within the human being, the part of us that can work down into our perceived self and change the person that we think we are, the captain of the ship if you like, and a lower case ‘i’ in reference to the counter-force to the higher “I”Am principle. Consider that the endless number of ‘i’ devices that we use, iphones etc., refer to manifestations of this counter principle as well as to our lower self that our ‘i’d-entity number represents, the vehicle that will be tied ever more to the artificial world of fiction unless we choose a different path, a path that leads the self, back to the spirit through the directed working of the “I”Am principle against the counter force of the ‘i’am (not) principle. You transform your ‘i’dentity to an “I”dentity.
On the following diagram the idea is taken one step further. The counter force to the “I” is shown as an inverted small ‘i’ (‘!’), the correctly orientated small ‘i’ representing the lower self or lower ego.
In September 2021 Huawei streamed a presentation about future technological developments. A short promotional video at the start depicts a creation story – the birth of a new sphere of existence.
The video starts by showing spherical lines that can be seen from the earth.
Next the moon is shown disappearing behind the Earth.

“Today people may consider it comparatively harmless to elaborate only those automatic, lifeless thoughts which arise in connection with the mineral world and the mineral nature of plant, animal and man. Materialists revel in such thoughts which are – well ¬– thoughts and nothing more. But try to imagine what will happen if men go on unfolding no other kinds of thoughts until the time is reached in the eighth millennium for the moon-existence to unite again with the earth. […] because the shadowy intellect can only grasp the mineral nature, the crudely material nature in the minerals, plants and animals, nay even in the human kingdom itself – all these thoughts which have no reality will in a trice become substantial realities when the moon unites again with the earth. And from the earth there will spring forth a terrible brood of beings, a brood of automata of an order of existence lying between the mineral and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect.

This swarm will seize upon the earth, will spread over the earth like a network of ghastly, spider-like creatures, of an order lower than that of plant-existence, but possessed of overpowering wisdom. These spidery creatures will be all interlocked with one another, and in their outward movements they will imitate the thoughts that men have spun out of the shadowy intellect that has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge by Spiritual Science. All the thoughts that lack substance and reality will then be endowed with being.

The earth will be surrounded – as it is now with air and as it sometimes is with swarms of locusts – with a brood of terrible spider-like creatures, half-mineral, half-plant, interweaving with masterly intelligence it is true, but with intensely evil intent. And in so far as man has not allowed his shadowy intellectual concepts to be quickened to life, his existence will be united not with the Beings who have been trying to descend since the last third of the nineteenth century, but with this ghastly brood of half-mineral, half-plant like creatures. He will have to live together with these spider-like creatures and to continue his cosmic existence within the order of evolution into which this brood will then enter.

This is a destiny that is very emphatically part of human evolution upon the earth, and it is quite well known today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of Spiritual Science. For there are men who are actually conscious allies of this process of the entanglement of earth-existence.” – Rudolf Steiner A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future

A white sphere close to the moon can be seen from the Earth.
The moon disappears and the viewers’ attention is brought to the sphere close to the moon. Technological looking circles are then depicted around it. In the middle of the sphere there is a 1 representing digital. (0 and 1). Planets surround this sphere as if it is the centre of a new universe.

“In the beginning there was nothing but infinite potential. Then from zero came one and the universe was born. Combining ones and zeros we forged the digital world. So what comes next?” – Huawei-Exploring the Intelligent World 2030 September 22, 2021

A hand holding a sphere with A‘i’ in its centre appears, a finger then points towards the ‘i’ of A‘i’.
Next the ‘i’ of A‘i’ inverts with the world; the above becomes the below and the inverted below becomes the above.
We are then taken to a place that feels somewhat separate from the real world. We can see an outline of a sphere in the background as well as an inverted pyramid that to start with was in its normal orientation – the mirror image of the inverted pyramid can also be seen – continuing the theme of mirroring and inversion.
Here, a young boy meets his future self. After a conversation about the boy’s future, the future self gives himself the inverted ‘i’ of A‘i’.
The boy then cradles the inverted ‘i’ of A‘i’as if it something most precious. From out of the inverted ‘i’ a new world is born – the Metaverse.
“The essential part of a computer is the sets of instructions we give it: the operating system and the other software. These are thoughts, algorithms, working as electrical processes. As for the information, the data, handled by computers: this is also thoughts in binary code, converted to electrical and magnetic processes. These electrical and magnetic processes have so far run their course according to the material laws governing electronic and magnetic phenomena in Earth existence. In quantum computers this will no longer be the case. The electrical and magnetic operations will follow different laws and will no longer take place on the Earth. They will run their course in the Eighth Sphere.

Now, the spectral formations of the Eighth Sphere that are perceptible only to visionary imagination – those spectral formations that are, in fact, destructive spiritual beings – permeate the whole of our earthly world. The focal centre of this Eighth Sphere, however, does not coincide with the Earth. In so far as we can assimilate this focal centre to a location in space, we would have to imagine it as hidden behind the moon. The Moon itself is not the Eighth Sphere – on the contrary, it is a heavenly body made of the very densest solid mineral matter, too dense for Lucifer and Ahriman to snatch away. The spirits of form set the Moon in its position in the heavens to protect mankind from the full power of the Eighth Sphere. But just as the sphere of the Moon – the sphere delimited by the orbit of the Moon – embraces the Earth, so does the Eighth Sphere.
Let us picture to ourselves for a moment (this image is not quite exact but it serves to illustrate the problem) that we are using a desktop computer, or laptop. But it is a quantum desktop or laptop, not a conventional computer. We sit there typing on the keyboard, or moving and clicking the mouse, or stroking the touch screen. The solid physical housing of the computer is there in front of us. But the actual computer – the complex of electrical thought-processes – is not there in our world. If we are not using an ordinary computer but a quantum computer connected to a quantum network, the information processing is taking place behind the Moon, in a parallel world. – Paul Emberson, Supersensible Researcher From Gondishapur to Silicon Valley Volume 2, P.775

FEDERATED ‘i Am’ (identity Access Management)
“The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called ‘ownership’ is only by virtue of government, i.e. law, amounting to mere user; and user must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.”—Senate Document No. 43, 73D Congress, 1st Session, entitled: “Contracts Payable in Gold”, by George Cyrus Thorpe, submitted to the senate: April 17, 1933
In the online world only a particular ‘user’ has access to certain services, granted or not by ‘i’am (‘i’d-entity Access Management)

The ultimate ownership of all property online is outlined in the end-user agreement, individual so-called ownership is only by virtue of the service provider, i.e. legal agreement, amounting to mere user; and a user must be in accordance with the legal agreement (based upon STATUTE/CORPORATE law) and subordinate to the necessities of the service provider. There is no common law within the virtual world or to put it another way, you have no God given rights. Instead, the universal identity system will be constructed and controlled by corporations operating under statute/corporate law. Indeed, the universal ‘i’d system will become the guardian of your ‘person’, your fictional identity registered at birth. The corporations operating the web of control will be decentralised, operating above all governments.

“–Guardianship and Guardian Agents/Wallets–The ToIP (Trust Over IP) stack cannot become a universal layer for digital trust if it ignores the one-third of the world’s population that do not have smartphones or Internet access—or the physical, mental, or economic capacity to use ToIP-enabled infrastructure. This underscores the need for the ToIP layer to robustly support the concept of digital guardianship—the combination of a hosted cloud agent/wallet service and an individual or organization willing to take legal responsibility for managing that cloud agent/wallet on behalf of the person under guardianship, called the dependent.” Github – 0289: The Trust Over IP Stack

Notice that we are not at the top of the system but in the same category as animals!
The fictional world of commerce that we operate in is based upon our ignorance of statue law and the actual position that we hold within all of the contracts that we partake in. Just as the spiritual remedy is to remember our true position within the structure of reality so the legal remedy is to become aware of our actual position within the contracts we make.

“WE ARE THE MASTER KEY and we can unlock ourselves at any time by simply realising you create every contract therefore you are the settlor of a trust, the bank is the trustee and you, are also the beneficiary… The only positions important to you and I are those which affect us directly in any form of an expressed trust. In every case imaginable we are the creator of the trust or grantor as some call it and we are also the beneficiary within that trust since it was your investment that created the trust.

The bank in any capacity is the trustee and all third parties are agents for the trustees. Now in the world of equity and trust law some basic facts need to be made clear…

With you as both the grantor and the beneficiary you hold all the cards. Certain fundamental rules apply. The first being the beneficiary cannot be anything other than the creditor.

Since you are the true beneficiary and the bank is simply a trustee, how can the beneficiary be indebted to the trustee within a trust set up by a private individual that created the trust account through a bill of exchange and did not bring equitable consideration to the table.” – Robert Odeck The Apex Deception

Freedom within the online world is decided by ‘i Am.’
You could say that the small ‘i’ of the lower ego has served its purpose, in that it has given us the perspective from which we have been able to develop an individuated “I” consciousness.
From this point we can transform our Astral (becomes spirit self), Etheric (becomes life spirit) and physical body (becomes spirit man) and in the process build for ourselves a non-physical eternal spiritual body. The alternative to this is to continue to solely identify ourselves with our lower ego, the ‘i’, overtime being completely controlled as we delve too far into materialism. We become overly bound to our ‘i’dentity and thus our “I” is pulled down by our artificial persona.

“Now, what takes place in the organization when we think has certainly nothing to do with the essential being of thought, but it does have to do with the formation of the ‘I’- consciousness through thought. The true ‘I’- lies within the essential being of thought, but the ‘I’-consciousness does not. This is clear to anyone who observes thought in and unprejudiced way. The ‘I’ is to be found within thought; the ‘I’-consciousness arises through the fact that in ordinary consciousness the tracks made by thinking activity engrave themselves into the organisation. (Thus the ‘I’-consciousness arises through the bodily organisation. But this should not be mistaken for an assertion that the ‘I’-consciousness, once it has arisen remains dependent on the bodily organisation. Once the ‘I’-consciousness has come into being it is taken up into thinking and shares henceforth the spiritual being of thinking.)” Rudolf Steiner- The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity

We have achieved this, have we not? Is there anything more to be gained or found by looking for answers ever more deeply within physical reality? You have the priceless jewel of individuality (your dear self) that you came for, is it not now time to return home out of your own free will with this treasure? The path, should you choose, is internal not external.
Some of the representatives of the adversary choose another path, a path that leads to a different kind of inner freedom.

“The white magician would impart to other souls the spiritual life he bears within him. The black magician has the urge to kill, to create a void around him in the astral world because this void affords him a field in which his egoistic desires may disport themselves. He needs the power which he acquires by taking the vital force of everything that lives, that is to say, by killing it.” Rudolf Steiner- An Esoteric Cosmology, Lecture 4, The Astral World

The person that we think to be all that we are, is starting to be INCORPORATED into the Eighth Sphere and every effort is being made to reduce the manifestation of the “I”Am principle within us that has the potential to work down into, and become the master of our thinking, feeling and will that are presently held as one by our body – giving us the perspective of a single unified Self. From the perspective of that Self, we can learn to consciously hold those three aspects of self in harmony, the “I”, being the central directing force that can, through this process create a free non-physical version of that self, one that no longer requires a physical body for such a perspective, or the ‘person’ that we think we are, can transition to a virtual self, living more and more within, and reliant upon, an artificial world governed by A‘i’ super intelligence.
The historically esoteric or spiritual idea of earth evolution is that we return to oneness from whence we came, but with something we didn’t have before, individuality. We perceive all that is (our true Self) from the perspective of the individualised ‘I Am’.

“The All That Is wanted to see its own Essence in one global object which, having been blessed with existence, summarised the Divine Order so that there It could manifest Its mystery to Itself. For the vision that a being has of itself is not the same as that which reality procures for him, and which he uses for himself as a mirror: in this it manifests itself to itself in the form which results from the ‘place’ of the vision; this would not exist without the ‘plane of reflection’ and the ray which is reflected therein.” – Muhyi-d-din Ibn ‘Arabi The Wisdom Of The Prophets Chapter One, p. 8

The two-edged sword that is our ego gives us, on the one hand, the possibility of achieving this, i.e. we return home in full wide-awake consciousness, free as a strong “I”, or else the ego becomes hardened; instead of brotherliness in community we find separateness in the illusory oneness of the quantum internet, ultimately losing our “I” as we become ever more unfree, enmeshed within its hive mind operating within the Eighth Sphere:

“Love in a romantic way will cease to exist, We will only be willing to communicate with the nearly all-knowing ‘Ai’ that we are connected to–which, in fact, is one with us. However, this ‘Ai’ will be connected to everyone else too, so we will always be interconnected in a sort of hive mind” Zultan Istvan- When asked how will we find love in 50 years.


“This is the mission of the Earth, expressed through love: that one ego learns to encounter another in freedom. No love is perfect that proceeds from coercion, from being linked or bound together through necessity. Only when each ego is so free and independent that it can choose not to love, is its love an entirely free gift. This is really the divine plan-to make the ego so independent that it can offer the free, individual gift of love even to God (All That Is).” Rudolf Steiner- The Future of Human Evolution

Where might this word “I”, that human beings place such importance on come from?

“Just as we have an individual consciousness of the world, so do we have an individual consciousness of the “I”. But just as our individual consciousness of the world is not the world, so our individual consciousness of the “I” is not the “I”. The “I” itself is something incomparably greater than our individual con-sciousness of it.

French-speaking persons use the word “Je” for “I”. “Je” is a shortened form of “Jesus”. In German the corresponding word is “Ich”, formerly written “Jch”, which is an abbreviation of “Jesus Christus”. In Old English, too, we find “ich”, “ic” or “ik” .* It is the name of God the Son. Thus every modern French, German and English speaking person (and speakers of some other languages) actually calls himself, in his deepest inner essence, Jesus Christ. This was first introduced into the Gothic language by the initiate Ulfilas in the fourth century, and corresponds to a spiritual reality. As a pronoun the word “I” exists only in the nominative case. The oblique cases: accusative, genitive and dative are from another stem “me-” common to the whole Aryan family of tongues. These do not designate the “I” but the ordinary self. Thus we speak the name “I”, Jesus Christ, only from the depths of our being, albeit still in a provisional way….

*    It is noteworthy that whereas, in English, words of one syllable ending in “” are always pronounced with a short “i” — as in fist, gist, grist, list, mist, schist, whist, wrist and so on — we pronounce the name “Christ” with the long “I” of our personal pronoun. This is not mere coincidence.”

The “I” itself lives in universal thinking. We do not yet experience the “I” directly, but only our personal consciousness of it. If we were to experience the universal “I” in its own nature, what would that nature be? It is the Logos; it is Christ. The next stage of our evolution towards the spirit is, therefore, to begin experiencing in our own individual soul not merely our personal consciousness of the “I”, but the universal “I” itself — this is the meaning of the words “not I but Christ in me”. The soul will retain its individuality, but it will rise to the full experience of the “I”. In order to do this, however, it needs to overcome the contractive, self-centring force of antipathy which is still so strong in us. It needs to rise above the self.

From all that we have contemplated so far in this book, it will have become clear that only those human beings who do attain complete selflessness and the direct experience of the “I” will pass over into the sixth root race and take part in the further evolution of humanity. All the others will fall short, and will pursue a different existence under the dominion of the Sorat. The forces needed by human beings today for their development towards complete selflessness were brought to humanity by Christ Himself as part of the new Christ-Mystery. Even though humanity passed that Mystery by, failing to rise to it in 1933, these forces are present in the earthly realm and are accessible to the human soul.

Now is the time, for those human beings who wish to take the universal “I” into themselves, to begin the long process of inner development which will enable them to acquire selflessness to the requisite degree. As we move onward into a future of our civilization that will be increasingly dominated by electricity and the evil beings of the Eighth Sphere, it will become more and more difficult to set out on that path, and to make up for lost time. A separation of humanity into two distinct kinds of being began at the end of Kali Yuga and will proceed with increasing rapidity; it will already have gone so far in the coming sixth epoch of our present root race that the two kinds of being will be physically different.” – Paul Emberson  Super-Sensible researcher, From Gondhishapur To Silicone Valley Volume 2

As we face the counter force to the “I” it might be good to remember that much of the world still celebrates at Christmas, consciously or not, the coming of the universal “I” into human evolution.

“Thereby, too, is established the acceptance of “spiritual science,” which sees in this year the moment when the powers entered human evolution through which—in order to understand itself and think itself into the world – the human “I” was enabled to understand itself in itself and without symbolism through the power of its own thinking life. Before this moment in order to understand themselves and think themselves into the world human beings needed representations and ideas that were taken from the outer world.. The preparation for this moment lies both in ancient Hebrew culture, which first brought to cognition the imageless “God within,” and in ancient Greek spiritual life, whose artists and sages also prepared for this moment. They did so insofar as they under-stood themselves as earthly beings through conceptual thinking, and in their philosophy understood cosmic becoming not through outer images but characterized through concepts that arose only from human “inwardness” as thinking consciousness (Thales to Aristotle). Christian faith expressed the sense of this human fact when it spoke of “the death and resurrection of Christ,” or “The Mystery of Golgotha!’ ” – Rudolf Steiner  Calendar of the Soul  P.19

David O’Hagan

December 24th 2021

**Here we have one of the great problems which may arise when truths relating to the non-physical world are presented. Yet the answer always has to be that it is simply necessary to present these truths today. We must not forget that truths relating to the non-physical world cannot be received in the same frame of mind as truths relating to the physical world. To take them in we must slightly loosen the etheric and astral bodies; otherwise we shall only hear words. The state of mind has to be such — and with reference to the phenomena of the subjective inner life it merely is a state of mind — that for any real understanding of the things of the spirit one has to loosen the etheric and astral bodies a little. This loosening should only be a means of gaining understanding of the world of the spirit. It must not become an end in itself; this would be a very serious matter. – Rudolf Steiner

It is not really possible to be in the right frame of mind when reading from a computer connected to the internet especially if it is connected using wi-fi!