And the Earth Becomes a Sun: The Mystery of the Resurrection
In the transformation of the physical body through Christ, the seed for the future spiritualization of the world was laid, and through the re-creation of the phantom, the human “I” finds redemption. The appearance of the young man at the grave (Mark 14:51-52) is testimony to the cosmic process in which the Earth will gradually be transformed into a new sun. The connection of Christ to the Earth’s aura during the period of darkness on Golgotha established the basis through which people ever since then can always find him during their earthly lives. By Christ going through death, something meaningful was given to the world, not only for humanity, but also for the gods, the hierarchies.
This new publication is a continuation of the book written by Sergei O. Prokofieff, The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy (2008). In studying Rudolf Steiner’s work, many questions arise that warrant further research, whereas Steiner only suggests a direction in which the subject may be carried forward. This can be seen especially in the field of anthroposophic Christology. When researching this subject, the many questions that arise can lead to being confronted by conundrums. However, studying the work again later, such seemingly impossible questions may suddenly become clear, resulting in completely new and surprising perspectives. Some of these new perspectives will be found in this volume.
This book is a translation from German of Und die Erde wird zur Sonne. Zum Mysterium der Auferstehung (Arlesheim, Switzerland: Verlag Ita Wegman Instituts, 2012).
C O N T E N T S:
I. The Divine and Human Aspects of Christ Jesus—the Son of God and the Son of Man
The Earthly and the Heavenly Meal
The Five Agape Organs of the Resurrection Body
Three Stages in the Perceiving of the Resurrection Body—by John, Paul and the Other Disciples
II. The Sun Mystery of the Last Supper
The Last Supper and the Future Mysteries of Mankind
The Mystery of the Ebionite Stream
The Last Supper and the Three Stages of the Mystery of Golgotha
The Last Supper in accordance with the Rite of Melchizedek (a philological study)
III. The Blood of the Grail and its Esoteric Significance
The Path to the Resurrection Body
IV. The Cross on Golgotha and the World Tree
The Awakening of Lazarus
V. The Appearance of the Dead in the Gospel of St. Matthew
VI. The Cosmic Destiny of Evil
Eternal Goodness and the Objective Limits of Evil
The Second Mystery of Golgotha and the Knowledge of Evil
The Fourfold Nature of Evil and the Paths towards its Overcoming, followed by Paul, John and Rudolf Steiner
VII. The Fifth Gospel and the Present Knowledge of Christ
Rudolf Steiner and the Influence of the Nathan Soul
Answers to Questions raised regarding the Book The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy
About the Author
Sergei O. Prokofieff (1954-2014) was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and quickly realized that his life would be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in English in 1994. After the fall of Communism, he helped establish the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. More than 30 of his books have been translated into English. Sergei Prokofieff passed away in Dornach, Switzerland.