Rudolf Steiner taught that the Christ would reappear in the twentieth century in the etheric, or life, realm of the Earth. He also made to other astonishing predictions in relation to that event—first, that before humankind could comprehend such a reappearance, we “must have passed through the encounter with the Beast, which will appear in 1933”; second, that around the end of the century Sorath—the Sun Demon—would again arise to oppose individual vision of the etheric Christ.
Beginning with these statements, Tradowsky tries to illuminate the problem of evil in relation to the Christ. He describes Sorath and his activities, asserting that knowledge and insight regarding this elusive and terrible being helps individuals to come to terms with him. He also explains the role of the Apocalyptic Beast in relation to Ahriman and his incarnation on Earth.
This book is intended for those with a close concern for Anthroposophy, and the author’s intention is to provide a background to the events of our own time, thus helping us to understand our tasks as they relate to the Christ, evil, and the new millennium.
C O N T E N T S:
1. The Problem Steated
2. How Can We Distinguish between Different Evil Beings?
3. The Description of Sorath
4. The Encounter with the Apocalyptic Beast, the Year 1933
5. Sorath Raises His Head at the End of the Century
6. Coming to Terms with the Apocalyptic Beast
7. The Christ Event of the Twentieth Century
About the Author
Peter Tradowsky was born in Berlin in 1934. He taught at the Rudolf Steiner school in Berlin between 1962 and 1972, and cofounded the Berlin Waldorf Teacher Training course. He currently lectures and writes and is the author of Kaspar Hauser and Ere the Century Closes.