Michael and the Two-horned Beast: The Challenge of Evil Today in the Light of Rudolf Steiner's Science of the Spirit

Front Cover
Temple Lodge Publishing, 1998 - Religion - 369 pages
0 Reviews
In our materialistic and skeptical age, it can be difficult to take seriously the existence of real spiritual beings. Nevertheless, countless individuals -- from the historic founders of religions to those who have been through near-death experiences -- have spoken of beings of Light, such as Angels and Archangels, and 'evil' beings, spirits of darkness.The author, basing his work on Rudolf Steiner's teachings, presents an epic picture of the forces of 'good' and 'evil' -- a battle of cosmic dimensions in which we are all intimately involved. He clarifies the pivotal role of the Archangel Michael, the 'Guardian of Cosmic Intelligence, ' who fights to hold the balance between the key powers of evil in our time -- Lucifer and Ahriman -- and describes other members of the evil hierarchies. He also discusses the biblical Apocalypse of St. John, the Mexican Mysteries, and much else.This book is an essential guide to meeting the challenge of evil at the new millennium.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Prologue
3
Michael
4
Evil
17
Lucifer
22
Lucifer and Christ
30
Ahriman
47
The Fall of Lucifer and the Human Astral Body
76
The Knights Templar
208
The Twentieth CenturyThe Etheric Christ and Sorat
214
Ahrimans Purpose in Incarnating
232
Thinking and Michaels Activity
245
EpilogueFighters for Michael
265
OneThe Ego the T
273
FourThe Eighth Sphere
285
SixSentient Soul Intellectual Soul Consciousness
294

The Battles between Michael and the Dragon
83
The Battle with the Dragon Today The Cosmic Intelligence
98
Anachronistic and Destructive Forces Inherent in Nationalism
107
Spiritualism and Materialism
122
The Revelation of John
146
Sorat the Sun Demon
177
The Academy of Gundeshapur
183
The Mexican Mysteries
204
EightThe Double
301
NineSexuality and Love
307
TenChartres and the PlatonicAristotelian Streams
318
Notes
325
Bibliography
353
Index of Names
367
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Bernard Nesfield-Cookson has led a varied professional life as a businessman, school teacher, lecturer, and writer. Most recently, he was principal of Hawkwood College, an independent center for adult education in Gloucestershire.

Bibliographic information