Lucifer: I mean to fight
Benedictus: And fighting serve the gods.
- By Michael Roboz, North Vancouver, BC
Thomas Meyer gave interesting talks about personalities around Rudolf Steiner and touched upon the “9/11” theme last year. This year, he will give a talk entitled Reincarnation and Karma, concentrating on the relationship between Thomas Aquinas and Rudolf Steiner, at the Christian Community (Burnaby, BC). Following his sojourn in Alberta, he will concentrate on the theme of Evil in the Mystery Dramas in an introduction on Friday evening. This will be followed by leading us through specific scenes in all four dramas.
The first scene focuses on the Vision by Theodora of Christ in the Etheric, in Scene 1:7 of the Portal of Initiation. In the Souls Probation, two scenes will be examined. The first one, 2:7, is where the monk encounters the Spirit of Benedictus in the Templar Castle. Maria confronts Ahriman in Scene 2:11. In the third drama, The Guardian of the Threshold, Scene 3:3, one of the central scenes in the whole Drama Series, Lucifer confronts Benedictus and Maria regarding Thomasias and Capesius. This scene ends with one of the most famous quotes from the Mystery Dramas! (See subtitle) Again, two scenes from the fourth drama, Souls’ Awakening. In Scene 4:12, Ahriman brings one of the souls of a peasant, Reinecke Fox, to his own Kingdom, to inspire him to create confusion in the soul of Strader, in order to destroy Benedictus’s spiritual circle. The final scene is 4:15, when Ahriman confronts Benedictus after Strader dies.
This year, he expands his stay in Canada to Alberta. In Calgary, he will speak on the Relevance of the Mission of Rudolf Steiner and the Anthroposophical Movement Today. The afternoon of the following day will see Class Members gathered for a discussion on the School of Spiritual Science, followed by an evening public engagement introducing Anthroposophy. Following the Calgary lectures, Mr. Meyer will give two lectures, one on D. N. Dunlop at the Theosophical Society in Edmonton, and the other on Ovid/ Laurence Oliphant. Both Edmonton events are open to Anthroposophists and Theosophists.
Thomas Meyer’s Western North American Lecture Series
April 18 - April 28, 2010
British Columbia and Alberta:
Burnaby and Vancouver, B.C
Calgary and Edmonton, AB
Burnaby, BC – Christian Community
1. Sunday, April 18th, 12:15pm;
“Rudolf Steiner’s Core Mission: Reincarnation and Karma”
Calgary, AB – call John Glanzer for Venue Location
2. Monday, Apr. 19th, 7:30pm
“The Relevance of the Mission of Rudolf Steiner and the Anthroposophical Movement Today”
3. Tuesday, Apr. 20th, 2:00pm
Meeting with the Members of the School of Spiritual Science
4. Tuesday, Apr. 20th, 7:30pm
Public lecture introducing Anthroposophy
Edmonton, AB – call Debbie Allen for Venue Location
5. Wednesday, Apr. 21st, 7:00 pm
The Theosophical Society
“D.N. Dunlop and his connection to the Irish Theosophists".
6. Thursday, Apr. 22nd, 7:00 pm
“The Individuality of "Ovid/ Oliphant” as revealed through Rudolf Steiner's Karma Research.
Vancouver, BC - Rudolf Steiner Centre, North Vancouver, BC:
7. Friday, April 23rd, 8 pm
"Recognition of Christ, Lucifer and Ahriman in Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas”
8. Saturday, Apr. 24th, 9:30-4 pm
“Selected Scenes from the Mystery Dramas”.
9. Saturday, April 24th, 7:30 pm
“Evil in the Mystery Dramas as Related to in our Time”.
Duncan, BC-Sunrise Waldorf School
10. Wednesday, Apr. 28th, 7:30 pm
“A Question of Reincarnation”
Greater Vancouver and Salt Spring Island:
Susan Locey: (Burnaby): 604-435-0600
Michael Roboz: (North Vancouver): 604-987-4935
Ann Watson: (Salt Spring Island): 250-653-4184
John Glanzer:(Calgary): 403-286-8480
Debbie Allen: (Edmonton): 780-961-2195