3.7. Notes

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1. It is necessary to explain in the very beginning the spiritual-scientific methods applied to received and develop the present ideas: (i) investigation and research of esoteric texts on a large scale; (ii) spiritual-scientific analysis and comparison of the collected information; (iii) formulating summarized theses and theorems; (iv) applying the principle of correspondence and analogy under the conditions of free imaginative reflections; the culmination of this process is the reception of inspirational thoughts and ideas of a new nature in terms of quality (this is not about imaginative and inspirational consciousness of a purest kind but about certain first steps taken in this direction); (v) reflection, discussion and verification of the newly gathered information in a group, as well as delivering of lectures and preparation of seminars and discussions in a wider circle on evolved themes and ideas; (vi) observation of the causes and consequences in the arisen life of the newly established spiritual-scientific environment; (vii) targeted monitoring whether the newly evolved ideas serve the centralizing Christ principle or the polarizing Luciferic, Arimanic influences and whether the newly evolved ideas serve the Michael cosmopolitan aims towards the achievement of unified and global common human spirituality, centred in the Esoteric Christianity. For the sake of maximum precision and accuracy, when delivering information sourced from an anthroposophic work, it is referenced by the catalogue number and the date of the lecture. When a new thesis is stated, received after intensive work under the above-mentioned methods, it is indexed by [*]. This is done solely in the name of the Michael freedom and the scientific approach to spirituality under the contemporary circumstances in the epoch of the Consiousness Soul. The team developing the present ideas does not aim to impose them in any way upon the readers with anthroposophic interests; on the contrary, the team has a humble hope that they will be considered as an attempt for a free and individual entering into the wide space of the spiritual-scientific ocean of the contemporary Esoteric Christianity.Back


2. See GA 130, notes from a speech delivered on 28.11.1911, Stuttgart.Back


3. See GA 93a, 27.10.1905.Back


4. See various places in GA 45 (‘Anthroposophy. A fragment from 1910’, Dornach, 1970) and more precisely p. 45.Back


5. Regarding the twelve-ness of the earthly ‘I’-consciousness and about the fact that the ‘I’ of a human being has a twelve-ness structure, see GA 170, 12.08.1916.Back


6. This process is exceptionally complex and multi-levelled; mentioned at various places in R. Steiner’s lectures. Some of them in a recommended sequence are as follows: (1) GA 122, 22.08.1910.; (2) GA 130, notes from a speech delivered on 28.11.1911, Stuttgart; (3) GA 102, 29.02.1908.Back


7. See GA 93a, two lectures delivered on 9 and 10.10.1905.Back


8. See GA 93, notes and written answers to Mrs. A. Brandis to questions put on 29.05.1915, GA 264, p. 191, „Anthroposophic Press”, 1996, ISBN 0-88010-434-1.Back


9. Known also by the rank of Masters-Mahatmas. Often Anthroposophic literature uses the specific word Masters for them or the Sanskrit term Mahatma. See GA 130, 17.09.1911.Back


10. See GA 116, 25.10.1909.Back


11. See GA 116, 25.10.1909 and GA 113, 31.08.1909.Back


12. See GA 118, 13.04.1910.Back


13. See GA 117, 19.11.1909.Back


14. See GA 130, 4.11.1911.Back


15. See GA 113, 31.08.1909 and GA 131, 13.10.1911.Back


16. See GA 116, 25.10.1909.Back


17. The Bodhisattva Question, T.H. Meyer, two lectures of E. Vreede, 9 and 11.07.1930.Back


18. See note 23 to Chapter Star alphabet and the constructional concept of the First Goetheanum, in S. Prokofieff, The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies, Noah, Erevan, 1993, translation in Bulgarian, Daskalov Anthroposophic Publishing House, Stara Zagora, 2004, ISBN 954-495-049-4.Back


19. See GA 93a, 28.10.1905.Back


20. See GA 131, 12.10.1911.Back


21. See GA 107, 22.03.1909.Back


22. See the answer to Mrs. A. Brandis to questions asked on 29.05.1915, GA 264, p.191, „Anthroposophic Press”, 1996, ISBN 0-88010-434-1; GA 265, стр. 316-317; GA 266/1, стр. 483.Back


23. See GA 131, 13.10.1911, GA 116, 25.10.1909 and GA 130, 17-21.09.1911.Back


24. See GA 264, p. 241, „Anthroposophic Press”, 1996, ISBN 0-88010-434-1.Back


25. See GA 118, 13.04.1910.Back


26. The text in [brackets] is placed by the authors aiming brevity and clearer under­standing of the idea in the text.Back


27. See GA 93а, 01.10.1905.Back


28. See GA 130, 17.09.1911.Back


29. See various places in GA 130, e.g. the three lectures delivered on 17, 19, 21.09.1911.Back


30. Ibid.Back


31. Ibid.Back


32. See GA 114, 16.09.1909.Back


33. See GА 107, 22.03.1909 and GA 113, 31.08.1909.Back


34. See GA 113, 31.08.1909.Back


35. This idea is elaborated at the following internet site: www.cosmochristosophy.orgBack


36. See GA 114, 25.09.1909.Back


37. See GA 113, 31.08.1909.Back


38. See GA 123, 10.09.1910 and S. Prokofieff, Восток в свете запада, N. I. Novikova Publishing House, Sanct Peterburg, 1998, part III, ISBN 5-87991-010-5, ISBN 5-87991-013-X (vol.3).Back


39. See GA 130, 19.09.1911 and 5.11.1911.Back


40. See GA 130, 18.11.1911.Back


41. See GA 130, 19.09.1911.Back


42. See GA 130, 21.09.1911.Back


43. See GA 130, 19.09.1911.Back


44. For easiness each of the hypotheses is designated by a number


45. See the memoirs of Maria Todorova, a follower of Master Peter Deunov, The Sunrise of The White Brotherhood, Zhiten Class Publishing, Sofia, 1993, vol. 1, p. 280, ISBN 954-799-183-3 – vol. I (in Bulgarian).Back


46. See Helena Roerich’s works published in Russian, vol. 3, 04.07.1936. The last two titles were taken from the evangelical descriptions of Christ and are referred to Maitreya. This statement was recorded during an important period with particular historic events of the manifestation of the Bodhisattva Maitreya in the name of the Etheric Appearance of Christ.Back


47. See the works of Helena Roerich, published in Russian, vol.1 and 2, from 12.04.1935 and 4.11.1935.Back


48. See Adolf Anderson’s lecture on the Bodhisattva Maitreya: Rudolf Steiner und der Bodhisatttva des 2O.Jahrhunderts (R. Steiner and the Bodhisattva of the Twentieth Century), Freiburg 1980.Back


49. See the end of lecture GA 123, 10.09.1910.Back


50. The Bodhisattva Question, T.H. Meyer, two lectures from E. Vreede, 9 and 11.07.1930.Back


51. In order to understand such a situation, the reader may read the two lectures titled Rosicrucianism and the Maitreya Buddha. The Bodhisattva - the future Maitreya Buddha at the following web site: www.anthroposophyinsydney.org/articles.htm. Transcript of two Lectures given by Adriana Koulias in August 2003 before the Anthroposophic audience.Back


52. The term incorporate can also be used here or even better will permeate the spiritual structures and will change the personality.Back


53. Similar argument has been put forward by Adolf Arenson in his lecture regarding the 20 century Bodhisattva, but unfortunately, due to objective reasons, he had no sufficient and complete information about whether somebody else apart from Rudolf Steiner spoke about the Second Appearance of Christ, therefore he arrived at not very well-founded conclusion, partly covered from Sergei Prokofieff. This issue will be commented in more details further down in the text.Back


54. More on this issue can be found in Lazarides, Prokofieff, Tragedy of Valentin Tomberg, Strasburg – Sanct Peterburg, 1999 (in Russian).Back


55. See The Occult Substitution of the Bodhisattva (p. 84-85) in Lazarides, Prokofieff, Tragedy of Valentin Tomberg, Strasburg – Sanct Peterburg, 1999 (in Russian).Back


56. The very name of the Teaching driving and inspiring this Esoterically Christian community of thousands Bulgarians is the Teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood. The secular circles usually refer to the human community of the followers of Master Peter Deunov as the White Brotherhood. This is not a secret occult brotherhood but a powerful social movement with Esoterically Christian roots appearing first in Eastern Europe, and after that worldwide. It should be categorically mentioned here that this movement came first into existence in Bulgaria at the beginning of 20th century, later on – in France (the movement established by Mihail Ivanov – a disciple of Master Beinsa Douno), and afterwards these two centers in Bulgaria and in France set up a number of units of their own worldwide. This spiritual tradition undoubtedly has nothing to do (either methodologically or historically or in terms of traditions or organization) with the Theosophy of Blavatsky, Besant, Leadbeater, with the writings of Alice Bailey, the Roerich family and the so-called Tibetan, or with whatever Western racist organizations, or with local religious pseudo-theosophical organizations and sects appearing in the former Soviet Union (or in any of its former republics). Similar organizations, having nothing to do with the Esoterically Christian teaching originating in Bulgaria, can be directly investigated by the readers at: a Ukrainian apocalyptic sect of theosophical eclectic roots leading to several instances of suicide – http://www.usmalos.com; one of the many cases of a self-proclaimed Messiah-Christ descending physically on the Earth – http://visarion.da.ru; a racist organization proclaiming superiority and that the white race is chosen by God – http://churchoftrueisrael.com. The concepts White Lodge, White Brothers, White Brotherhood, the Brotherhood of Light should be understood in the purely spiritual-scientific sense used by Rudolf Steiner and Master Peter Deunov: this is an idea that is originally and particularly delivered by the two contemporary branches of Esoteric Christianity, referring solely to all those ten ranks of Angel Hierarchies, a group of highly evolved Masters and their closest disciples and co-workers, who have Christ as their Spiritual center, Leader and Supreme initiator. We insert this note because during the second half of 20th century there are a number of cases when obviously ill-minded adepts and messengers of eastern non-Christianized spiritual organizations or schools of the left initiation, or mediums performing chanelling, who, under the same names, have been conducting ideas and concepts completely different from the above-mentioned – concepts, ideas and beings who are not related to and have nothing to do with the Christ Spirit. This is aimed at an even greater chaos and ‘easy catch’ of non-oriented people who are not familiar with the Spiritual Science and who would easily be manipulated by such influences. Moreover, the authors of this study consider this to be one of the many attacks against the activity of the Masters of the White Lodge – the Masters of Wisdom and the Harmony of Sensations and Feelings, and more specifically – one of the many attacks against the Bodhisattva Maitreya appearing in the 20th century.Back


57. More details about the life of Mihail Ivanov can be obtained at the official French web site www.fbu.org , in the official Bulgarian web site dedicated to the Word of the Master Peter Deunov www.BeinsaDouno.org or in the book: Louisе-Marie Frenette, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov et le chemin de Lumière, Editions A.L.T.E.S.S., Paris, 1997.Back


58. See GA 130, 17.09.1911.Back


59. See GA 130, 21.09.1911.Back


60. This is one of the declarations on this issue: Everywhere you are, I can be addressed, But in your temples best, Address me and you address, Lord Buddha, Address Lord Buddha, then you address Maitreya. (American Graphics Inc., 1974).Back


61. What is meant here is the rhythm described by Rudolf Steiner: the following appearance at about the turn of the 20th century – activity – calmness (in a total time frame of about 100 years); new appearance – activity – calmness ... and this is repeated similarly every 100 years.Back


62. It is spelt as follows: Victor Manuel Gomez Rodriguez – Samael Aun Weor.Back


63. See S. Prokofieff, East in The Light of the West, N. I. Novikova Publishing House, Sanct Peterburg, 1998, part III, pp. 93-94, ISBN 5-87991-010-5, ISBN 5-87991-013-X (vol.3) (in Russian).Back


64. See GA 130, 4.11.1911.Back


65. See GA 130, 01.10.1911; this text is repeated also in GA 118, 15.03.1910.Back


66. See GA 131, 14.10.1911.Back


67. See GA 114, 25.09.1909.Back


68. See Adolf Andersen’s lecture about the Bodhisattva Maitreya: Rudolf Steiner und der Bodhisattva des 2O.Jahrhunderts (R. St. and the Bodhisattva of the Twentieth Century), Freiburg 1980.Back


69. Ibid.Back


70. See the particular Rudolf Steiner’s statement in the book GA 131, 14.10.1911.Back


71. See Rudolf Steiner’s statements on the Black Sea space and the spiritual mysteries related with them: GA 130, 18.12.1912 and GA 140, 18.11.1912.Back


72. See The Master in Varna, compiled by Dimiter Kalev, Byalo Bratstvo Publishing House, Sofia, 1999, ISBN 954-8091-91-7 (in Bulgarian).Back


73. See F. Niel, Albigeois et Cathares, Presses Universitaires de France, 16e édition, 2000; translated in Bulgarian: Albigoians and Cathars, Cama Publishing House, Sofia, 2003, ISBN 954-9890-50-3.Back


74. More about the Bulgarians and their mission can be found in GA 237, 11.07.1924 or in Markus Osterrieder, “Sonnenkreuz und Lebensbaum, Irland, der Shwarzmeer-Raum und die Christianisierung der europaeischen Mitte” 367 S. Urachhaus, 1995.Back


75. Master Peter Deunov says that the foundations of the Teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood are stated in it.Back


76. See GA 130, 01.10.1911.Back


77. See GA 114, 25.09.1909.Back


78. From the book The Master Speaks, compiled by Georgi Radev (following texts of Master Beinsa Douno), in The Great Universal Brotherhood Chapter. ISBN 954-8785-17-X.Back


79. The conception Universe is understood to mean our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Elsewhere the Master Petr Deunov calls this Central Sun by the name of Alphiola.Back


80. From conversations with the Master Peter Deunov published by Boyan Boev in the book of The Good predisposition, Chapter The Master about Christ. ISBN 954-744-026-8 (in Bulgarian).Back


81. From the book The Master Speaks, compiled by Georgi Radev (following texts of Master Beinsa Douno), in Christ Chapter. ISBN 954-8785-17-X.Back


82. From conversations with the Master Peter Deunov published by Boyan Boev in the book of The Good predisposition, Chapter The Master about Christ. ISBN 954-744-026-8 (in Bulgarian).Back


83. Protocols from the annual meeting of the White Brotherhood Chain in Veliko Tarnovo, 11.08.1911, ISBN 954-8139-10-3.Back


84. Protocols from the annual meeting of the White Brotherhood Chain in Veliko Tarnovo, 15-18.08.1912, ISBN 954-8139-10-3.Back


85. Protocols from the annual meeting of the White Brotherhood Chain in Veliko Tarnovo, 10.08.1914, ISBN 954-8139-10-3.Back


86. The Awakening of the Human Soul, a talk from the volume He was examining them, The Sunday talks series 1923..Back


87. From the book of Tuning of the Human Soul, vol. I, Master’s Path Chapter, ISBN 954-744-001-2 (in Bulgarian).Back


88. See GA 130, 21.09.1911.Back


89. See the memoirs of Boris Nikolov, one of the closest disciples of Master Peter Deunov, in Sunrise of The White Brotherhood, Zhiten Class PH, Sofia, 1995, vol. 3, pp. 77-79, ISBN 954-90041-2-0 – vol. III (in Bulgarian).Back


90. Excerpt from a conversation with Master Beinsa Douno at the home of Lasar Kotev on 08.08.1920, published in the memoirs and the short-hand notes of Boris Nikolov, one of the closest disciples of the Master.Back


91. See the memoirs of Nestor Iliev, a follower of Master Peter Deunov, in Sunrise of The White Brotherhood, Zhiten Class Publishing House, Sofia, 1995, vol. 4, p. 250, ISBN 954-90041-4-7 – vol. IV (in Bulgarian).Back


92. See GA 264, p. 238-239 – communication by F. Rittelmaier, not dated.Back


93. See GA 116, 25.10.1909.Back


94. See Encyclopedia Britannica, 1997.Back


95. See GA 130 – lectures delivered on 19.09.1911, 5.11.1911 and 3.12.1911, and GA 118 – 27.02.1910.Back


96. See Conversations at the Seven Rila Lakes, Queen Mab Publishing House, 1993, ISBN 954-478-11-3, in the Universal White Brotherhood in the centuries Chapter (in Bulgarian).Back


97. See Christian Rosenkreutz and Rosicrucianism, Anthroposophic Press, 2000, ISBN 0-88010-475-9.Back


98. The first volume of this series in its most complete edition so far was published in 2006 by the Byalo Bratstvo Publishing House and Zahari Stoyanov Publishing House. The translation of this book in its preliminary English version is available at the official site of the White Brotherhood Society: www.BeinsaDouno.org .Back


99. See two lectures published in the series GA 123, 6 and 10.09.1910.Back


100. See GA 130, 21.09.1911.Back

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101. See GA 114, 25.09.1909.Back


102. The text was published in the above-mentioned notes of Boris Nikolov, in Sunrise of The White Brotherhood, Zhiten Class Publishing House, Sofia, 1995, vol. 3, ISBN 954-90041-2-0 – vol. III (in Bulgarian).Back


103. See GA 237, 11.07.1924.Back


104. Rudolf Steiner has more on this ‘musical’ method in GA 283.Back


105. See GA 116, 25.10.1909.Back


106. See GA 136, 7.03.1912.Back


107. See GA 136, 7.03.1912 and GA 110, 16.04.1909.Back


108. See GA 130, notes from a speech delivered on 28.11.1911, Stuttgart, and GA 136 – a lecture delivered on 7.03.1912.Back


109. From the words of the Master Peter Deunov published as an appendix to the Testament of the Color Rays of Light, ISBN 954-744-042-X.Back


110. See GA 123.Back


111. More on the Spirits of Fire and Light can be found in the first several lectures published in GA 110, and more specifically – in the lecture delivered on 13.04.1909.Back


112. See S. Prokofieff, East in The Light of the West, N. I. Novikova Publishing House, Sanct Peterburg, 1998, part III, p. 94, ISBN 5-87991-010-5, ISBN 5-87991-013-X (vol.3) (in Russian).Back


113. From the words of the Master Peter Deunov published as an appendix to the Testament of the Color Rays of Light, ISBN 954-744-042-X.Back


114. See lectures in GA 110, more specifically – the lecture delivered on 13.04.1909.Back


115. More on the cosmogonic and occult-historic point of view to the Bodhisattvas can be found at the following Internet site: www.cosmochristosophy.org Back


116. See GA 130, 1.10.1911.Back


117. Here one can notice a peculiar similarity between the notion of the Vatan language, introduced by Master Beinsa Douno with respect to the primary language of humankind, and Rudolf Steiner’s ideas on the primary common language of the Atlantis and the activity of the Votan Being – see GA 101, 21.10.1907.Back


118. The present work only outlines certain conclusions and ideas about Paneurhythmy, stated in more details and covered completely in a special lecture course at the late 2004, Varna. This course is dedicated to the spiritual-scientific point of view to Paneurhythmy and it will shortly be published and further developed.Back


119. More on the issue can be found in GA 106.Back


120. See GA 116, 25.10.1909 and GA 113, 31.08.1909.Back

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