“There are many ways of studying embryology, as with anything else. Rudolf Steiner, for instance, did on one occasion demand that embryology should be considered afresh in conjunction with astronomy. Well, if one considers that on one occasion he did state quite definitely that from the moment of birth every human being bears the constellation of his birth inscribed upon the surface of the cerebrum, the cortex, so that one might say that we are always carrying our birth constellation with us. “Embryology and World Evolution” by Dr. Karl König
“It is a deep source of satisfaction to Michael that through man himself he has succeeded in keeping the world of the stars in direct union with the Divine and Spiritual. For when man, having fulfilled his life between death and a new birth, enters on the way to a new Earth-life, in his descent he seeks to establish a harmony between the course of the stars and his coming life on Earth. In olden times this harmony existed as a matter of course, because the Divine-Spiritual was active in the stars, where human life too had its source. But today, when ‘the course of the stars is only a continuing of the manner in which the Divine-Spiritual worked in the past, this harmony could not exist unless man sought it. Man brings his divine-spiritual portion — which he has preserved from the past — into relation with the stars, which now only bear their divine-spiritual nature within them as an after-working from an earlier time. ” Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts
“The soul that rises with us, our life’s star, hath had elsewhere its setting, and cometh from afar.” William Wordsworth
When does life begin? We, as humanity, as the Tenth Hierarchy wear our human forms, but these forms have been designed. They have not arisen out of arbitrary evolutionary Darwinism. The arising and unfolding of the human embryo- to fetus- to full grown, carried to term, child or baby has the entire higher worlds planning and design signatures imprinted into it.
Choosing our parents, the stars we need to incarnate, so that we may carry our thoughts and intuitions and our thinking as a guidance and navigation system within us means that we, when we take that first breath, we have a birthday and that birthday and first breath, through our entire lives on Earth, fixes the delicate nerve fibers of the Astral body into the design and unfolding development of the brain as a seed form. This will grow and become our unique thinking, artistic sense, love of certain foods, questing for certain types of people. We are placed within one of Earth’s great language and ethnic and etheric streams and slowly grow up until that inner star constellation we carried with us into the physics of birth becomes integrated and aligned. Then our thoughts and intuitions and insights reveal by our actions and thoughts, our attractions and biographies, that our star map we started life with, is now the substance of how we think and act as unique imprinted stellar beings on Earth.
This deed gives Michael the Arche, the Zeitgeist, our current Time Spirit, great satisfaction. Instead of external astronomy, each individual carries their own unique star configuration with them in their nerve and sense system in their ASTRAL-or star body. The early sensitive construction of our brains and our TWELVE CRANIAL NERVES now illuminate us with a living dynamic, biological map of the stars and capacities we brought with us, which now lights us up from within.
“Now you can grasp quite vividly how all that inwardly urges and impels the human being can be quite practically calculated from the planetary relationships.”
“In the cell, even in the ordinary organic cell, the chemical cohesiveness is not stronger than in an ordinarily complicated chemical compound; on the contrary, the chemical affinities become most chaotic in the fertilized germ-cell. The fertilized germ-cell is chaos in relation to what is material, chaos that disintegrates, chaos that really disintegrates. Into this disintegrating chaos pours what I have described to you as the human being, which was formed as I just described (lilac). What is actually physical is then formed, not through the germ itself but through the processes taking place in the mother’s body between the embryo and the environment. What descends from the spiritual world is thus actually placed into the emptiness and is only then permeated with mineral substance. What we have described here is, as you may see, an absolutely transparent process.”
“What he experiences in the passage through the planetary system before birth is, as it were, the polar opposite to this. Something is imparted to the human being that he brings down with him from heaven to earth. Just as he bears out into the soul world something of what is in his astral body, by means of which he lives backward through his earthly life, so he brings with him out of the cosmos something that then permeates his etheric body — something that has to do with his etheric body in the same way as what I have called the astral fruit of the earth has to do with our astral body. What he brings from the cosmos bears the same relationship to his etheric body as what he carries as astral fruit of the earth bears to his astral body.”
“I may therefore say that the human being brings with him from the cosmos the etheric cosmic fruit. This etheric cosmic fruit actually lives on in his etheric body. From the first moment of his birth, the human being has in his etheric body something like a cosmic force impelling him forward, which works through his entire life. Karmic tendencies remaining from the past unite with this cosmic impelling force and are active in it.
“We thus are able to show how perceptibly karma is related to the real human being. While telling ourselves that the human being has a pre-existent life, that he comes down from spiritual heights into earthly physical life and incorporates his I and astral body into his physical body and etheric body, we may also say that the karma he brings with him from his former life on earth incorporates itself into the etheric impelling force that he brings along with him from the influence of the planetary system that preceded his earthly incorporation.
“Now you can grasp quite vividly how all that inwardly urges and impels the human being can be quite practically calculated from the planetary relationships. In this way one can look intimately into what is working in the human being and follow it out of the physical, sense activity into the soul-spiritual world, whence man again carries it down into his physical, bodily existence on earth where it continues to work. These things can be given in all their particulars.”
“In an amazing metaphor, Steiner imagines that a boy is asking what makes a freely mounted magnetized needle move, and a reductionistic scientist explains to him that to find out what makes the compass needle move we must closely examine the compass needle, analyze its components, and figure out what is happening to the compass needle based on its constituents parts. If the boy says, “Look, it always returns to pointing to the north,” he is met with the retort, “We cannot talk about the whole Earth being involved in the needle’s movement, we must look into the needle for the cause.” That is blatantly foolish, of course, as anyone who took elementary school science would know: it is the Earth itself in which we must look for the source of the movement of the needle.” And yet modern biologists insist that the human being develops only in the womb from a tiny germ, and that the universe has no effect on it. Steiner illustrates the interaction of the human embryo to the world of stars and planets surrounding it by drawing a compass needle on top of the embryo in left half of this colored blackboard diagram”
Rudolf Steiner – “They look only at the germ cell. But just as the whole earth is active in a magnetic needle, so the whole universe is active in the creation of the embryo. The part which the human being plays in this is, of course, at an unconscious level.”
“If we take the signs and lay them across the curled up human fetus we get this diagram which now has taken on more meaning as Steiner shows us how the human being is formed out of the universe.”
Rudolf Steiner – “This figure I am drawing really arises from the twelve signs as if of its own accord. We are able to say: There (in the middle) the universe with its stars is more active in the inner human being; there (at the top) the stars act from outside, and there (below) they compress the human being. You can see that the form I have drawn is the human embryo. Basing yourself on the laws of zodiac, you really have to draw the human embryo like this, just as you get a triangle if you draw a figure that encloses 180 degrees. It is therefore immediately apparent that the human embryo is created out of the whole Universe.”
Rudolf Steiner “Cosmosophy” – “he passes through the region of the living thoughts active within him. These are the same thoughts that actually have taken part in building up his organism and that he has brought with him through birth into existence; they represent, in other words, his completed karma.”
“We recognize it as what we have brought with us through our birth from earlier experiences, from experiences lying before birth or conception. For us it becomes something of the spiritual, objectively present, that brings our whole organism together. Pre-existent thought gains objectivity, becomes objectively visible. We can say with an inner grasp that we are woven out of the world of spirit through thought. The subjective thoughts that we add stand in the sphere of our freedom. Those thoughts that we behold there form us, they build up our body from the weaving of thought. They are our past karma. Before we arrive at sense perceptions, therefore, we perceive our past karma.
“When someone in the spiritual world is chosen to go to the Earth with a particular commission to fulfil, how must we picture the procedure? We all go to the Earth either with the injunction or an intention to fulfil the dictates of karma and the resolutions of which we have become aware in the spiritual world to meet those human beings who are truly connected with us by karma. In the spiritual world this is clearly in our ken and we are fully conscious of it. During the actual descent this knowledge is obscured but in the process of disappearing from clear consciousness it becomes an organ-forming power which in the Moon sphere helps to build the earthly body in accordance with spiritual resolutions in which lofty Beings play a part. In the body it now becomes the urge to fulfil destiny, to meet particular individuals, to endure suffering or catastrophes. Whither our body leads us — that is the karma-instinct or Ego-instinct in us.”
“Out there between death and a new birth the will has experienced a spiritual image of the human being; now there arises in it the most vivid longing again to become world. The will spreads out, as it were; it becomes world, it becomes cosmos. By reason of this spreading out it extends even to the vicinity of the stream of nature that is formed through the line of heredity in the succession of generations. What works as will in the spiritual-physical cosmos and begins in the Midnight Hour of Existence to have the longing again to become world already lives in the flow of generations. When we then embody ourselves in the other stream that has the longing to become man, the will has preceded us in becoming world. It lives already in the propagation of the generations into which we then descend. In what we receive from our ancestors the will already lives, the will that wished to become world after the Midnight Hour of Existence. Through what in our thoughts has desired since the Midnight Hour of Existence to become man, we Meet with this will-desiring-to-become-world, which then incorporates itself into what we receive from our ancestors.”
Each person we meet is part of the great puzzle of the stars. The Angels, one level above our humanity, are responsible for one of the greatest mathematical physics inversions where the entire framework of unique, individual human destiny is, with highly advanced time and space co-ordinates, inverted from time and timelessness and brought into sync, with space and human biography.
“Not only a horizontal conception – i.e. the one on the physical, material level of reality of cells, nuclei, biology, of fusion of two gametes – as a central issue happens here, but also a vertical connection or encounter between yond and here, between spirit and matter occurs. The conception that we successfully imitate and manipulate in the artificial reproduction technology is not the actual conception: the events on the biological level are (maybe it is boring, but here it is again) the necessary but not sufficient conditions for a conception on another level. Even in vitro a baby is never made. Conception is a moment, with a theme of linking and connecting. What has been joined in conception will be untied and dissolved in the moment of dying (decomposition).When Someone has passed away, do we say: What remains is the dead body as a remnant, deserted by soul? Conception is an event, an act in reverse: what is separated before is joined, comes together. If this connection or joining succeeds, the actual conception (the fusion of gametes and so on) is rather a consequence than a cause. During a conception a Third Person becomes possible and comes into appearance, not because of, the physical substrate of two other people. (see figure 4) In this view man is not re-producing himself in his/her offspring in the sense of replicating or reproducing himself. A human being is not reproducible, at least when one considers biography as the one and only valid entity of being human (2). We in fact do not reproduce ourselves in our children. “In the very moment that I was you and you were me” (as the poet said), the Other may find the opportunity and conditions to come down, to bind. Not because of conception but thanks to it.”
The math of the stars and all that the individual gathered together to prepare for incarnation, when the moment finally comes, a vast inversion from Time, like a jewel, descends and becomes fixed into space. Our unfolding biographies on Earth, play out, with synchronicity and fields of higher math and coincidence, as the organic sensitive portal of birth that opened, becomes the biological and biographical journey and sequenced unfolding of our Spiritual challenges through life. The starry clock we brought with us from above and the starry clock within our biological biographies are brought into sync.
“Do the processes in the embryo go from outside to inside? For example in the second and third week from this outer body a stream of blood and nourishment has to be developed in order to assure the existence of the central body. The first appearance of a heart represents the center of this whole entity at that moment. If not, the center will get loose of its periphery and might die resulting in a miscarriage. A dangerous threshold has to be taken between the second and third week: the embryo comes from a more peripheral existence (yond) to an existence in the center (here). It so to speak comes more to earth. It is incarnating deeper into the body. Is the whole of embryonic development a process of incarnation, an en-velopment? This duality in prenatal existence, this two-bodiness has to be taken seriously. Our envelopments (the peripheral body, the membranes and placenta) are not supplements or appendices like regular embryologists and gynecologists apparently want us to believe! The dynamics of the embryo show us that the central body is coming forth out of the peripheral body. It emancipates from it in a process of gaining independency (autonomy). Then at birth a kind of untying process takes place and a human being comes to appearance by a kind of dying process, dying out of his self. The whole prenatal development process also bears the signature of coming to earth, of emancipating from a peripheral (spiritual?) dimension.”
Our stars alight within our ripening TWELVE CRANIAL NERVES and lo and behold we have a unique face, thought and configuration that has been impressed into our tiny seed germ. Each human birth is a VIRGIN BIRTH because the configuration of the Soul that will arise from the new strain of heredity, will bring about an absolute unique individual, that only with the most sensitive eye, can we detect, behind the human face, the vague outlines of our previous incarnations. Therefore the unique opportunity and soul configuration and biography we are given is an absolute VIRGIN BIRTH. For these sets of unique forces and concentration of stars and earthly parents, destiny and life are absolutely new collaborations between Heaven and Earth.
“Astrologers believe that the ‘rising sign’ (the sign coming up over the horizon at the moment of birth) and the rising planet are of basic importance in governing the subject’s temperament. (Michel) Gauquelin’s computer analysis seemed to show that three other positions were equally important: directly overhead, sinking below the horizon, and directly underfoot — the four quarters of the heavens, as it were. The findings were perfectly clear. Sportsmen tended to be born when Mars was in one of these critical positions, actors when Jupiter was there, and scientists (and doctors) when Saturn was there. Eysenck (1979) states: ‘The results were extremely clear-cut and so significant statistically that there is no question whatsoever that the effects were not produced by chance.’ But Eysenck, like (Michel) Gauquelin, is careful to state that he does not consider these results ‘prove’ astrology; rather, he says, they should be regarded as the possible foundation of a new science of astrobiology.”
The human being has and carries the germinal forces of the design codes of being a human being because great waves of cosmic creation and higher beings have mid-wifed the form and structure and integration of the whole complex system. So that when the moment arises for the possibility of a Spiritual Being of the rank of the Tenth Hierarchy to descend to incarnation, there is, once the potential destiny map and karmic Time-Line has been sketched – and sketching here, with our higher friends and Angels, is something very different than we imagine.
Eteched instead of sketched into the ethers, into Time itself, each human spirit presents a question to the stars and heavens that we tend to mock and materialize, but this unseen community of lofty beings above our Tenth Hierarchy status, create the arrangements and negotiations, the math and the hour, the moment where our map of cosmic destiny and our place as Time Beings can be inserted back into the Spacial world (see link).
“If a child were born while the Moon was rising, his life would be resplendent, long, and happy. if a child were born while Mars was rising, he would be sickly and soon die. if two planets wielded their influence simultaneously, the rising planet operated with greater force. Thus, if Jupiter were rising and Venus setting at birth, a man would have luck in later life, but would abandon his wife. If Venus were rising and Jupiter setting, the man would be ruled by his wife.
“…once the seven planets had been discovered, the number seven became sacred. Babylonian observatories were made seven stories high; state documents were sealed with seven seals. There were seven colors, seven musical notes, seven parts of the body; human lives were supposed to consist of seven-year periods. In the sky, Orion and the two Bears had seven stars; the Pleiades were called the Seven Sisters, though with the best will in the world only six tiny dots of light could be distinguished. The week was given seven days, awkward as this unit was. And each day was named after and presumably dominated by a single planet. To this day the names of the days retain the system: Sun-day, Moon-day, Tiu/ Mars-day, Woden/Mercury-day, Thor/ Jupiter-day, Freya/Venus-day, Saturn-day. Although the names of our days derive mainly from Norse mythology, the system can be considered a gift from Babylon, reminding us of the eyes of the gods which once governed the days, the hours, and human destinies with their magical glances.”
Our incarnation or insertion into the motion of the ticking biological strata of seasons, plants, animals, locations, languages, capacities and potential possibilities are literally brought into relation and filled with star dynamics which will become our biographies.
And within our biographies, once we have been re-inserted back into the stream of Time, dynamic karmic mark points and intersections with events and other human beings will all be set in motion, long before the tiny little seed germ of the first cells of the embryo begins to tick, tick, tick with the microscopic determination of germination.
Neither Darwin or arbitrary nature built the tiny house that starts to form in the womb. The design codes of the human embryo have a relation to all the many forms of life on Earth because lofty beings, above the Tenth Hierarchy, integrated vast visible communities of beings. The Stones, The Plants, The Insects, The Animals, and Humanity. The Tenth Hierarchy meet lofty design codes that from the Stones to Human beings already have in them higher and more complex integrations of components until they reach the Star Form and Cosmic design codes that are manifested in the planning and structure of a human destiny.
Each Human, as we look at the tiny embryo and fetus, already has within it, and unfolding as a tiny micro-cellular germinal dot, you know the little dot at the end of sentence or a dot.com, that little micro-dot amounts to the beginning of a Life in which the Spiritual Human Being’s question has been answered by the entire lofty region of the stars and the hierarchies, that we fantasize doesn’t exist. But each human embryo is a tiny encircled, micro-zodiac created on the Template of the Stars and the 12 constellations of the heavens. We will uncoil and unroll like a scroll and stand as an upright living human constellation built on the Template of the Stars.
Of course this is no joke! The rude deception of the medical community refuses to IMAGINE exactly what a human being is. Our initial incarnating and specific star and constellation entry point becomes literally our biological brain, nerve and astral-sense coordination and thinking system. The invisible realm where Angelic Beings have performed and mid-wifed these vast physics inversions of Time and Space, from Spirit into biology and matter, with precise programmed potentials using the intimate dynamics and the Template of the Stars and constellations, are Angels.
That is why human thinking has not graduated many humans yet to become Angelic, because as The Tenth Hierarchy we have so far failed to grasp the physics of Time and Space as an insertion portal, a doorway from the higher invisible and advanced worlds into our biological and biographical individualities.
“I would like to draw your attention to that very interesting line which Rudolf Steiner calls the “spiritual germ.” The spiritual germ, my friends, is that structural partner of our individual existence which at the moment of fertilization combines with the physical germ. And I may point out that the spiritual germ is not man, not the individuality, nor is it the astral body or the ether body, but that it is the basic form of the physical body of every human being, the basic form of the physical body. That is of course closely connected with Karma, for whether I have blond hair or black, green eyes or blue, broad or narrow shoulders—that depends a little on heredity, but it also depends on my personality. Here the two heredities meet,my spiritual one, which I bring with me, and the other, which I receive through the Angel from my parents.
“Now things really begin to get complicated. What is the spiritual germ? My friends, the spiritual germ is a form of infinite magnitude. The spiritual germ is as big as the universe itself, to begin with. And this spiritual germ is born, given form and shape and structure, by myself, i.e. by what remains when I have gone through the gate of death, after the review of the past life, when I have passed through the Kamaloka, when I have gone through the lower Devachan. What then remains as
eternal individuality, that begins, at about the midnight hour between death and new birth, to weave the spirit germ. All the hierarchies, says Rudolf Steiner, all the souls which we met in our past lives and those which we shall meet, take part in this process. They weave our form but—and some won’t like this—this form is supra-individual, it is nothing but the human form per se. If there were nothing beyond the spiritual germ, we should all be so much alike. But that is not the case.
“This spiritual germ—and perhaps I may indicate this—then combines with our eternal individuality and with an astral body in the Moon sphere. There, ego, astral body and spiritual germ are present. From out there, too, we then try to bring our parents together, to influence them to give us the prescribed constellation. Then, at the moment when fertilization occurs, the spiritual germ drops down and in its human form—you know what I mean—combines with the physical germ. Now two have come together, the spiritual germ and the physical germ. But a vacuum has appeared where the spiritual germ was before, and into this vacuum enter forces which become the ether body, and it is this ether body which then gives its individual stamp to the universal form of the spiritual germ of man, and brings out the Karma which belongs to us.
“These three, the ego, the astral body and the ether body, are those which then descend on the seventeenth day. But by that day the development must be such that a house is prepared for the three, so that they may move in.”
We have utterly failed and rudely dismissed the human being as built on the Template of the Stars and arrogantly refuse to consider that Masters of physics, karma, astronomy, time and space use the Template of the Stars for the creation of every human being.
These Masters do not use the stars to road test Warp Drive in Space, these Masters are Warp Drive. They don’t need souped up hyper-space vessels to transit and co-ordinate how each of us will squeeze into our life times, the karmic lessons, and free potentials we might discover in our incarnations. Just as the visible world is rooted in the invisible, the Templates for both nature and humanity, are seen in the vast geometry and design codes of nature. But the Angelic community integrate, along with loftier beings still, not merely when we can be re-inserted into Space and Time, but that we carry the co-ordination of groups of people we would need to meet and encounter and each of these had also to be coordinated as well. All of us, each with our own destinies and our own biographies and biology, just so we might fall in love, meet those special people who shape our lives and in turn carry the whole complex assembly of humanity and spiritual striving forward until such a time that we understand and respect this vast starry Template of the Constellations and ween ourselves from the narrow materialistic vision we hold of embryology and reproduction.
“…the number of days, 260, that a woman is pregnant and the number of days, 260, between the time Venus rises as the Evening Star, and then reappears as the Morning Star. This is slightly shorter than the time Western medicine gives for a pregnancy. The Mayan reckoning is from the time of conception, while the western medical estimate is from the time of the last menstrual period. There are 9 lunar synods of approximately 29 days in a 260 day period, which would correspond with the nine menstrual cycles of a fertile woman.”
A tiny dot is the beginning of a vast biographical book, that a REAL Human Spirit, will start to write, and slowly crawl, stand, speak and begin to walk through a biography that has been designed to have startling star intersections, destiny contact points, EVENTS which are the offerings of the great community of beings to humanity.
It is an altar on which the tiny DOT is placed and the preparations for the unfolding of our little, seemingly insignificant lives, have very, very rarely been sketched to include the vast workings of who made the forms, the standard assembly line model of the human embryo, what type of codes and standard designs does it include and how does our Freedom and our Biography and the karmic shape of our lives have significance for the entire cosmic process?
“A biography takes shape in time as it unfolds between birth and death. The resulting shape is not an object to be discerned with the senses. It develops over time and arises from the qualities of time – past, present and future. A biography can only be seen inwardly as the panorama of a life if we concentrate on crystallizing out the sequence of experiences and events. From prenatal obscurity every individual brings gifts that may hinder or help. Through a series of metamorphoses governed by specific laws, physical organs as well as mental and spiritual faculties are developed as these gifts interact with external circumstances and events. Capabilities can be used to shape one’s sphere of life and to realize ideals and aims. Every human biography is unique since the variety of given and added inner and outer possibilities is so enormous that no life is the same. Yet every biography is founded on a generally valid human blueprint that is modified by personal and suprapersonal influences.”
Firstly current materialistic science gives no inclusion of an Etheric body complex. We get that there is a lymphatic and an endocrine system but the invisible etheric system that sustains LIFE and FORM are rigidly dismissed by materialism because we have failed to see it or open our eyes to study and include it as a legitimate part of the invisible system of being a Living Human Being. This is a stumbling block and a grotesque error perpetuated and rigidly adhered to by the dogmas of materialistic science.
Yet we know now through the 20th and 21st century that in every standard Near Death Experience or NDE, just before permanently leaving the body at death,sometimes a quick etheric LIFE TABLEAU is unfolded if the human spirit is called back from the brink of death. Many have a standard memory of hovering outside of their dead body on the operating table and hearing, seeing and comprehending but unable to communicate to the great detached medical science community the fact that they left and re-entered their bodies and at the hospital this was understood as their deaths. Yet it was the Spirit, the I AM, the astral body and our etheric body that either re-entered or left. If the I AM, the Astral and Etheric body re-entered the body, than we have very clear grasp of what medical science continues to side-step and dismiss as an NDE.
On the other hand, as a sadistic side note, Water-boarding and certain types of torture deliberately bring the human being to the brink of suffocation and death. A game of terror, life and fear with torturing and Near Death Experiences are deliberate occult intrusions that the psychology of torture and the sadistic human intent wish to push the human being through this threshold and bring them back again quickly, over and over again because cryptic snatches of future vision can be robbed and recorded by the torturers in rapid succession.
In these sadistic cryptic visions, ripped away, by tearing the etheric from the physical, flashes of near death future visions become property of sadistic men instead of the clarity of religious, medical and scientific fact. Studying Near Death Experiences or NDE are classified and part of the military arm of preventing standard insights into the invisible workings of our I AM, our etheric bodies and our astral bodies from becoming the common knowledge of the invisible aspects of the real structure of our human design. Access Denied!
Secondly there is no inclusion of what the Angels have worked so hard to create and what we carry with us, our astral bodies, but we say, oh golly gee, we have a nervous system. However we care not to consider that an entire complex history of Angels had to struggle with everything we glibly call the Stars and the organized system of the stars and planets in order to bring this complex design system into what is known as our TWELVE cranial nerves.
So that the map, capacities, nervous system,(aka-ASTRAL BODY) would carry the stamp and the impress, etched into the tiny embryonic dot, the entire etched potential, the entire integrated karma and destiny which we and the world carry into life as the hope and hopes of every divine seed, who shall grow into a mighty oak, are never considered from the aspect of the Angels, one stage above humanity. That would require human courage and insight into the Michael School.
“I may also read behavior in living organisms from its form and shape, from its Gestalt, from its continuously changing morphological appearance. An organism is shown to us as a unity of shape, function and environment, continuously changing in time. The rose in the vase is not the rose. I have to include time into my image of the rose: out of seed to plant, to knob and flower, to withering, etc. Far before it comes to acting outwardly, to performing so to speak, the organism already shows behavior in a morphological sense; it exhibits behavior by means of its forms, bodily organization and its shape. In this way a birch or an oak tree exhibit behavior. They behave themselves as a birch or an oak in the shape of their appearance. To perceive and to understand the organism I could describe its behavior in the widest sense of the word. Form, shape, and appearance is a fundamental way that the organism expresses its essence of being. Describing and studying the shape of appearance gives me insight about the nature or essence of the living being or organism as it expresses itself by these behaviors of growth and shape. It might help me to apprehend the birch and the oak tree. Apprehension however is not the same as explaining the organism. The latter brings me to the forms and shapes as causes, the former considers such factors as conditions. Explaining as causal interpretation for instance is the main aim of contemporary embryology: How might we explain the causes regarding the shape and the appearance of the embryo?“
And such a theory of etheric life insights as the acorn and the mighty oak are nothing compared to the complex math, and biographical model, in which our lives and destinies unfold while we wear a human form that has been designed by whole cosmic histories of beings which we glibly exclude so we can pretend all THIS has been some sort of accident.
We pretend for the sake of materialistic science that all this that we experience as life and our lives and our destinies are just hap-hazard arbitrary, accidental events. We are born and arrive into a vast chaotic complex of forms and life and we wend our way never, hardly ever, do we come face to face with the facts that nothing about this world or events that will befall us through life, from the simplest losing a tooth to discovering the love of our lives, none of it is arbitrary or accidental. Dynamic, sychronistic, karmic events laced with destiny and biography and choices, this way or that, are far more delicate, in depth and meaning, than we ever give credit to, yet they are the events that change the inner core of our thinking and our lives in every instance.
It certainly may be sychronistic, Time determined and rich with the hopes, plans and potentials that we carry for the whole cosmos, but we are not taught to study patterns of coincidence or trace the miracle of the structure of the human form and all that we are as The Tenth Hierarchy and all those beings who have helped shape us and the range of forms that carry crystal, plant, animal and us through the complex physical, etheric, astral and the absolute immortal Time Leaper, Time voyaging, reincarnating, I AM in our core. These things we neatly and without our undying shame, dismiss. The mechanics of life are fine, but the mechanics are not the makers of the brand we call Human or what we call Earth.
We fail to grasp the Star Patterns above and feel their intimacy in our nervous systems, our biographies and the impacts of our destiny events as connected to the unfolding perfection and unique system that starts in the embryo when a Human Spiritual Being has once more embarked on the journey to re-enter time.
The planning and the hopes and the question that has been vouched by the cosmos to create such an opportunity, which our response currently is the ever ready sarcastic WHATEVER, demolishes in an instant, the entire invisible community of beings that have created the math, the music of the spheres, the Etheric Body, the Astral Body and the loftiest beings who have bestowed us with a cognitive I AM above the animals. We are forced to study a shattered heap of genetic and chromosome atom and molecular sexual substance held together by duct tape. We kneel and study the chimera we call the human embryo and then we begin to arbitrarily and abstractly meddle with the design codes.
“A chimera is an animal that has two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated in different zygotes involved with sexual reproduction; if the different cells emerged from the same zygote, it is called a mosaicism. Chimeras are formed from four parent cells (two fertilized eggs or early embryos fused together). Each population of cells keeps its own character and the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues. Chimeras are typically seen in non-human zoology, but also discovered to a rare extent in humans.
“This condition is either inherited, or it is acquired through the infusion of allogeneic hematopoietic cells during transplantation or transfusion. In nonidentical twins, chimerism occurs by means of blood-vessel anastomoses. The likelihood of offspring being a chimera is increased if it is created via in vitro fertilization. Chimeras can often breed, but the fertility and type of offspring depends on which cell line gave rise to the ovaries or testes; varying degrees of intersexuality may result if one set of cells is genetically female and another genetically male.”
PRAYER BEFORE BIRTH
I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the club-footed ghoul come near me.
I am not yet born, console me.
I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me, with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me, on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me.
I am not yet born; provide me
With water to dandle me, grass to grow for me, trees to talk to me, sky to sing to me, birds and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me.
I am not yet born; forgive me
For the sins that in me the world shall commit, my words when they speak me, my thoughts when they think me, my treason engendered by traitors beyond me, my life when they murder by means of my hands, my death when they live me.
I am not yet born; rehearse me
In the parts I must play and the cues I must take when old men lecture me, bureaucrats hector me, mountains frown at me, lovers laugh at me, the white waves call me to folly and the desert calls me to doom and the beggar refuses my gift and my children curse me.
I am not yet born; O hear me,
Let not the man who is beast or who thinks he is God come near me.
I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton, would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with one face, a thing, and against all those who would dissipate my entirety, would blow me like thistledown hither and thither or hither and thither like water held in the hands would spill me.
Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me.
Otherwise kill me.
“Copernicus revolutionizes our picture of the universe and sees the Sun at the center and the planets all round. And the three Italians, Aldrovandi, Eustacchi and Fallopio, they now look into another aspect of the cosmos and begin to experience wonders there.”Dr. Karl König
During my studies at the Goetheanum I had the great good fortune of meeting Willi Sucher and having a long and wonderful conversation with him. As a member of the Michael School Willi, who had met Rudolf Steiner, created for me a link and connection to those who have contributed and built so much insight that I am honored to keep some of their immense contributions alive in my own thinking.
One of the keys to a new understanding of Astrosophy was not only the birth chart, “what sign are you?” that rather drab convenient pick-up line when you meet someone, but Willi Sucher and Rudolf Steiner and the School of Spiritual Science, studied in depth, not only the karmic substance of what brings a human being into birth, but also when a human being leaves his incarnation, either abruptly or through the full length of our long biographies on Earth, dies. In other words the Timepiece and Template of the fully conscious universe we inhabit, has an imprint of our stars when we exit Earth at death or our death charts. It was Willi Sucher who began researching the exit point, where we return back to the stars again, we take the continuum and summation of our lives, as an imprinted record, out through the great timepiece of the stars, as our death charts. (Sucher’s Works CLICK LINK)
“Willi Sucher strove to understand the full extent of humanity’s relationships to the stars: as individuals, as nations, as human evolution in the widest sense. The “lightning-bolt” that galvanized his intense interest in developing a new vision of the human being’s modern relationship to the stars was a statement by Rudolf Steiner that the asterogram at one’s death is more significant than a birth chart in understanding the significance of an individual life as it affected that individual’s further evolution, as well as the evolution of the cosmos itself. This was a new idea in astrology. Willi combined meticulous mathematical calculations and a fully scientific approach with a personal path of meditation and spiritual development to bring a high level of intuition and inspiration to his work.”
The entire organism of the universe is a living time code and the coordination of the stars at our ENTRANCE at birth are the result of the Master physics and math of the Hierarchies themselves. Our deaths are also recorded in the cosmic template through higher spiritual physics, also at our EXIT from life.
Anyone of us who imagines this is all an arbitrary crap shoot called life has miserably failed to think it through, we have failed to grasp how we are never out of the supervision and Macrocosmic system that harvests the precious I Am of each and every single human spirit and replants all our striving and capacities again back through the portal of birth. Death is our reentry back into the spiritual world and we carry the harvest and fruits of what we achieved in life, what we learned, and these are replanted through the portal of birth with an entirely new Virgin configuration stamped with the stars. Of this, by this, and through this, the Arche Michael, our current ZeitGeist and Time spirit maintains the mighty Scales of Balance between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm.
“Due to the war, there was much concern in Great Britain that there were enemy informers among the many refugees. Thus, all German and Austrian men and some women were rounded up as “enemy aliens” to be interned in detention camps around the British Isles. Anticipating this, Willi packed a small case with his most precious tables for working out star positions and other aids he needed to carry on his research. Thus when the police came for him and some others working at the home, he was fully prepared.
“They were first taken to a kind of clearing house at a military barracks at Worcester, then on to a place near Liverpool. Just as his personal belongings were about to be searched for any papers or books for the burn pile, the first man in their group told the inspectors that they had come from a children’s home in which there had been an outbreak of scarlet fever, which was true. Because of this, their group was taken to an isolation unit, and their belongings were sent with them without being inspected. Thus Willi’s research materials were spared. The group was later transferred to a camp on the Isle of Man, in the Irish Sea. Here several anthroposophists found themselves interned together: Dr. Ernst Lehrs and Dr. Karl Konig, the founder of Camphill, among others. Willi would later describe this time as a most fruitful period of research. For 18 months, these individuals were given time to hold a kind of “super college”, as Willi called it. They had long conversations about their studies and research, and practiced giving talks to each other. Since he was a medical doctor, Dr. Konig was released first, in January 1942, and he secured Willi’s release by inviting him to come to work at his home for children in Aberdeen, Scotland.”
“Now if we ask ourselves: “Which year was embryology born?” one can say that embryology was born between 1522 and 1524. The historians among you will know that that was the time of Luther, of Charles V, the time of Paracelsus, of Nicolaus Cusanus and many others. I will not go further into that. But three Italian scientists were born one after the other in 1522, 1523 and 1524. 1522 Ulisse Aldrovandi, 1523 Gabriele Fallopio, 1524 Bartolommeo Eustacchi. That is most interesting, for basically these three personalities became the founders of human and animal embryology. Aldrovandi was the first to do something which we now consider pretty obvious, for he took a look by opening the shell of a hen’s egg to see how a chick embryo is actually formed and developed. And he noticed that there is no tiny chick in there, but there are very strange, unknown forms which develop gradually from a germ which appears almost chaotic. That was a tremendous step forward in observation; it was not yet an experiment, but it was an observation.
Fallopio, who was born a year later, investigated the human embryo, and he found out that after birth there is a placenta, that the embryo is enveloped in the membranes, and that somehow or other—he did not quite find out how—the blood vessels of the developing child are connected with the placenta and the membranes. That is the second discovery.
“And Eustacchi was particularly interested in the mouth region and studied animal embryos to see how the teeth develop. And bit by bit he found out. Historically you can therefore see first of all this: Copernicus revolutionizes our picture of the universe and sees the Sun at the center and the planets all round. And the three Italians, Aldrovandi, Eustacchi and Fallopio, they now look into another aspect of the cosmos and begin to experience wonders there. My friends, one should write a book about this some time, for hidden behind this lie other facts which may be mentioned here—since we are all friends coming together so to speak in the name of Rudolf Steiner. Firstly there is this: It happened because just then, in the ‘20s of the sixteenth century, the Archangel Gabriel entered his reign. With that begins the history of embryology.
“It was Gabriel who announced the birth of the Christ child. And in spiritual history we have a link here. But there is also something else behind this, and that is the following. Fallopio is just as well known to anatomists as Eustacchi, because their names have been given to anatomical organs which they discovered. Fallopio discovered the female tube, that passage which leads from the cavity of the uterus to a point near the ovary. And Eustacchi is well known because he discovered another passage—I did already say that he was particularly interested in the mouth—which leads from the throat up to the ear.
“And if you look at the human being, dear friends, and see—here is the throat (Fig. 1) and the ear trumpet, i.e. the Eustachian tube goes up there, then it leads here to the inner ear and to the middle ear, and the throat continues here. If you look down, into the female organization, then you find here the Fallopian tube, here the uterus and the vagina, and here you find the ovary, just as there you find the ear.”
“…something which we should never lose sight of when studying embryology. That to hear and to conceive—speech and development—are basically the same process, for in the beginning there was the word. The word, which creates our human word, and the word which has created our human germ.In the Mysteries at Ephesus they taught this, which I have just said, in another form—much more pictorially and directly, much more spiritually—for there it was said: Speak, man, and through yourself you reveal the coming into being of the world. The coming into being of the world which also is revealed in the coming into being of the embryo, the coming into being of the world which also finds revelation when the human being is speaking.”
The problem with the study of Form, and the Spirits of Form and how to behold the structure of the human being as a Master work of the Spirits of form, are the basic anatomical problems when you wish to reveal certain dual or mirrored set of anatomical features that reveal in their whole placement and split between left side and right side, upper and lower, two ears and two eyes and two halves of the brain and two hands and two legs and two Eustachian tubes that connect to two ears and two sides of the internal unseen Fallopian tubes that in a formative manner match the upper Eustachian tubes, we get a chance to break down and grasp the wholeness in the parts.
As a Waldorf teacher I brought the ideas of reproduction and the structure of forms to my classes when we approached the study of reproduction at the Seventh Grade. Now to grasp the Imagination of the human form I had first encountered Karl konig’s indications and bringing about an experience of how the lower womb and uterus works, required me to grasp the Bell Pepper and just how hollow spaces are created in the etheric and vegetable kingdom via an Astral force that reveals an interior replication of an anatomical womb where, within this hollow space a living human being would begin forming in under the lower female abdomen.
I bring a small sampling of some of the sketches that my Waldorf class made when we put Eustachian tubes and Fallopian tubes together. The magical ingredients to bringing the model of reproduction together in a living way, was the word that connected the Fallopian and Eustachian tubes, and that was CONCEPTION. We studied how thoughts and ideas travel from our Ears into our understanding and we begin to give birth or to conceive light invigorated IDEAS.
“There are certain eye diseases which affect men only, e.g. color blindness, but quite a few other things as well, for this very reason that the eye is specifically male and the ear very much a female organ.”
We made models of each of the class members both Ears, both sides of their heads. These models, when placed together, these Ear models, formed not only a unique study of the Ear, but the Ear as a shell and as both Ears faced outward to capture the concepts of the world, if we brought the right and left ears together, a tiny womb, a tiny embryonic fallopian system was revealed when the two Ear models were brought together.
From the upper region of Conception we could then begin to see how in the closed and hollow system inside the female womb, the Cosmos and Conception and the Idea of the embryo took shape, in the same way a Bell Pepper is hollow on the inside with various umbilical like structures. The class saw how the models of their own Ears formed two sides of their heads out into the world and the little models of their Ears were individualized WORLD WOMBS built for the human spirit to grasp Percepts and see and give birth to Concepts and ideas through a fertilization process of listening with our Ears.
Now the off shoot of some of this brought the class into relation with Just how Athene was given birth, fully formed, the fully formed Warrioress of Thought, Athene, who guides the cunning Odysseus through the trials of the Odyssey, Athene who sprang fully formed as a Michael Concept, as the female Michael Form from Greece, the foundation of Freedom and the basis of the Parthenon of Greece, Athene sprang fully formed out of Zeus’ head in an act of COSMIC CONCEPTION based on the full forming and potent capacities of Zeus, finding the IDEAS realm of the entire cosmos, take shape in the womb of Zeus’ head. Between his two ears, splits forth in an agonizing birth pang, a splitting headache, the full cohesive form of Athene now springs, as the spear of LIVING INTUITION as spiritual fact.
The humble WORD heard by the Disciples and St. John. He that from His lips, He who was in the Beginning THE WORD, The Logos, He from whom all the manifold beings of creation had sprung and appeared in living formative life before our astonished eyes had consummated our contract with our brothers and sisters of the Hierarchies through His deed on Golgotha. He who is the master of the Template of the Constellations and through his incarnation is now the Lord of the physics of human karma, is the same secret and hidden word that through the Fallopian tubes, created THE TEMPLATE of the zodiacal embryo and interior chamber where the secret wonder and Image of the Heavens would be nested. Our I AM re-enters the cycle of Time integration based on the biological unfolding and integration of gestation, and enters the portal of birth and emerges as a Word Bearer, with two ears, already designed to have CONCEPTION and fertilization take place in the Temple of the heart and the secret chamber of the mind’s eye.
Dr. Karl König (pg 26) – “…and I am quoting Rudolf Steiner—had had to take refuge on the surrounding planets because they found no bodies to inhabit on the Earth. Anyone who has looked down a microscope and seen the sperm cells swarm (Laurie Anderson) towards the ovum cannot help seeing in that a picture of what once happened on the spiritual, psychic and physical level when hundreds of thousands of souls streamed back again to the Earth. And now, with fertilization, we have got to the beginning of embryonic development proper. Do you see what I mean? It begins only now. The preformationists are convinced that now, when the two come together and fuse, everything that will be needed is there already. Rudolf Steiner has told us otherwise. Through him we know that at that moment, when the sperm enters the ovum, the whole becomes a chaos, and that this chaos will only gradually give way to a formed cosmos.”
Dr. Karl König concludes his masterful contribution to the Michael School of the Cosmic Symphony of Incarnation
“My friends, everything that happens up to the seventeenth day does so solely and entirely through the interplay between the physical germ provided by the parents and that entity which following the description given by Rudolf Steiner I called the spiritual germ. That spiritual germ is really nothing but the archetype of the human form.This archetype of the human form, if you recall, comes into being in the midnight hour between death and rebirth, when it is woven around the central point of the individuality preparing for incarnation.
“The hierarchies, the human soul linked to that individuality, angels and archangels—these start to weave, reaching right across the whole universe, weaving the destiny of the individual, as into a mighty tapestry, a carpet of life and of karma, weaving the spiritual germ. Coming from the all-embracing vastness of the universe, getting smaller and smaller as it passes through the spheres of the planets, gathering itself through Saturn, Sun, Mercury and Venus, arrayed in astral body and spiritual germ, the Ego, or I, enters into the sphere of the Moon. And there, at the moment of physical fertilization, the spiritual germ drops away from astral body and ego. This creates a vacuum and causes another group of beings, the original Teachers of mankind who dwell on the Moon, to weave an ether-body for this human being, putting it together from light and warmth, sound and life.
“We may now visualize the following: Down there on earth, in the mother’s womb, the spiritual and the physical germs are interacting. The constellation of the spiritual germ is such that it bears within itself the image not of the individual, but of the human form generally. This image is implanted in the physical germ as a spiritually physical form, i.e. not materially, but physically woven from spiritual substance. That occurs within the maternal organization, and the earthly substances together with the heavenly substance of Man now recapitulate the genesis of man’s coming into being on earth. At the same time when this is happening in the uterus, the Moon organ of woman, another process goes on in the Moon sphere of the universe: With the help of the colony of Teachers on the Moon, the ether-body, I and astral body are brought together during those holy seventeen days—for that we may call them—of our existence, those days that are like a grand overture at the beginning of every life that comes into being on earth.
“And at the moment when the sixth day of creation has been reached in that recapitulation and the call is heard: “Let us make man,” at that moment the human being itself, fashioned from the I, the astral body and etheric body, comes down to earth.
“The whole of the embryonic development following upon this stage is nothing less than a recapitulation of the whole of Atlantean development. And when the trumpet blasts of the birth pangs sound, then the child is born as the new Ark, on the waters which flow from the mother. Every newborn child is basically an ark. In it, man may once more take hold of himself in his becoming. That is basically how one should look at it. I have the impression that this establishes a certain span of time for what we call ontogeny and phytogeny. We see the Fall, we see the end of Lemuria, we see all the Atlantean periods with their early races. But actually, what Noah did and what happened with the Flood, that actually happens all over again with every human birth.
“And the astral body, a body of the stars, spread out to begin with over the whole cosmos, then inhaled as it descended, growing smaller, is now beginning to experience, in the rhythms, how it is to have a sense of time; not today and tomorrow, nor year and day, but the basic function that goes through all we know as time: rhythm. As the amniotic fluid comes into being and goes again, as the waters flow all around the embryo, as within, in the brain and spinal cord, the fluid ebbs and flows—it is not the water, but its rhythm through which the astral body enters into the process of time. And then, my friends, reflecting the experience of space from the ether-body and the experience of time from the astral body, the ego, the I, gradually awakens to the lessons in the school of earth that the universe has devised for it.
“For now you can see, in various places in the human form, the Ram, the Bull, the Twins, the Crab, the Lion, the Virgin, the Balance, the Scorpion, the Archer, the He-Goat, the Waterman and the Fishes. The I has to experience more and other things.”
And the Arche Michael, the magnificent Time-Spirit and ZeitGeist of our age along with the Etheric Christ keep the portal of the stars and the work of the Hierarchies grounded in humanity. The Angels above us, the Ninth Hierarchy preserve the great Template of the Stars for us.
All of the Hierarchies wait in cosmic devotion, that humanity will awaken to their true destiny, find in the human spirit the cognition and the will and return with the bountiful fruits of their and our shared highest strivings. Which is to lift creation up together and carry the stone, plant, insect, animal and human family to their next plateau of cosmic evolution. This is the Task for all of us in the struggling complexities of the Tenth Hierarchy.
3 weeks in begins the Incarnation of the unique human being. See youtube commentary.
ADDENDUM 2 “Every Thing You Wanted To Know About Sex but were Afraid to Ask” Woody Allen
The full narrative study of BIRTH from our good friend Jaap van der Wal, PhD, MD (Click Link) is something one should leap for joy to have at our disposal. We have hardly any idea how courageous and wonderfully concise such insights are. They are no-where to be found in the repertoire of other so called ‘medical professionals’. If you want to know the reason society is a mess, it is because from the very outset we don’t include the spirit of the unborn child. That is the source of humanities full social woes. (Click Link)
The wonderful songs (Click Link) “On the Day that you were born the Angels got together and decided to create a dream come true.
Listen to the question, the final question George Harrison of the Beatles raises in his final interview. (CLICK LINK). The question of the incarnation and ex-carnation and the science of reincarnation stands in outline before us. The Midnight Hour and a magnificent timepiece of the science of how we go up to the loftiest regions of the spirit, come to a decision on re-embodiment, and we find ourselves in our 35th year in our human biographies, not at the science of the Midnight Hour but at 6 p.m. Now at 6 p.m. around our 35th year we are walking in the midst of a vast spiritual process that is no longer beyond our comprehension. It is clearly outlined before us.
The clip I offer is far, far too advanced and complicated for the gentle spirit of motherhood, struggling to fit the birth of their child into the complexity of the universe. The vesica piscis is the geometric spiritual central mystery of the birth canal and the vagina. In female anatomy, left completely out of the majestic geometry that is the central vortex of the female womb is the stunning complexity of the vesica piscis. Every female should look in the mirror and see the thighs as two overlapping circles and from the thighs, a central cathedral is formed that can be seen as the vagina itself. The vagina and central birth canal and mystery of the womb is the most hidden mystery of the momentous monumental math that is the living workshop of the stars within the female womb. The intense starry math, supervised by the Angelic Kingdoms in creating a work-space in the female human form, allows the star forces to operate,and their complexity to be unfolded without the prying eyes of human beings. So what would this math look like if it was freed up and brought out in the open, raw? Motherhood, as sweet and warm and nurturing as it is, does not thrive in knowing the incredible parameters of the spiritual mechanics and mathematics of Karma, Reincarnation and the basic construction lab that brings a child into the womb.
(So this clip is far too complicated for the calm nurturing of the Mysteries of Motherhood SEE LINK), yet the vivid secrets of the Dodecahedron (Greek δωδεκάεδρον, from δώδεκα, dōdeka “twelve” + ἕδρα hédra “base”, “seat” or “face”) and the dynamic visual math of the streaming Lord of Karma, all the brilliance of the dynamics of math, cannot hold a candle to the compassion, the tragedy, the intimacy of each human life with all it’s celestial mechanics woven into the unfolding biography of the miracle of the birth of a human spirit. The celestial mechanics are all woven with Angelic Beings who truly CARE, as Mothers are hardwired to CARE, NURTURE, PROTECT the infancy of the becoming of the seeds of the heavens,HUMAN BEINGS.