Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
Pforzheim, March 7th, 1914, GA 152
“In our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those souls who, by reason of their karma, have been led to Spiritual Science, should acquire a deep understanding of that which we call “The Mystery of Golgotha.” Those friends who were present at our recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery: that it had a spiritual pre-history and that it was, as it were, the conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the Christ-Being with the body of Jesus of Nazareth, and that thereby a Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this Being moving on the physical plane the Cosmic Christ was present in our Earth-existence.” – Rudolf Steiner
Steiner shows here deeds of the Christ Being in the spiritual world preceding the incarnation on earth and their relation to standing upright, speech, communication, and thought.
This is lecture 7 of 14 from the book entitled Background of the Mystery of Golgotha, published in German as, Vorstufen Zum Mysterium von Golgotha. This authorized translation by permission of Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
About the Author
Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.
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Amazing insight of Christ’s divine relationship, and plan, with the Angelic being who would later incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth. The three monumentle deeds that enabled the event of Golgotha to take place.