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About: the festivals and their meaning: christmas

heartThe esoteric meanings of the Christmas Festival are available online in Rudolph Steiner's lecture series about the Festivals. This one is on Christmas.
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The Solstice Message from Goethe’s Faust:
“Spirit sublime, Thou gav'st me, gav'st me all
For which I prayed. Not unto me in vain
Hast thou thy countenance revealed in fire.
Thou gav'st me Nature as a kingdom grand,
With power to feel and to endure it. Thou
Not only cold, amazed acquaintance yield'st,
But grantest, that in her profoundest breast
I gaze, as in the bosom of a friend.

The ranks of living creatures thou dost lead
Before me, teaching me to know my brothers
In air and water and the silent wood.
And when the storm in forests roars and grinds,
The giant firs, in falling, neighbour bough
And neighbour trunks with crushing weight bear down,
And falling, fill the hills with hollow thunders, —
Then to the cave secure thou leadest me,
Then show'st me mine own self, and in my breast
The deep, mysterious miracles unfold.” -

See more at: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Christmas/19051224p01.html#sthash.YfvA6Hyb.dpuf
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Si says
Mark@the great work 2015-12-25 09:31:36 [item 5476#39168]

This brings us to the true meaning of Christmas as a Festival of the very highest order in cosmic and human life. In the days when genuine occult teaching was not disowned as it is today by materialistic thought but was the very wellspring of the life of the peoples, the Christmas Festival was a kind of memorial, a token of remembrance of a great happening on the Earth. At the hour of midnight the priests gathered around them their truest disciples, those who were the teachers of the people, and spoke to them of a great Mystery. (I am not telling you anything that has been cleverly thought out or discovered by a process of abstract deduction but was actually experienced in the Mysteries, in the secret Sanctuaries of those remote times). This Mystery was connected with the victory of the Sun over the darkness. -

See more at: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Christmas/19051224p01.html#sthash.YfvA6Hyb.dpuf

  

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