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This website was built with the intention of addressing a better understanding of the specific nature of Platonic and Aristotelian impulses. From a mutual understanding of the twin impulses, the basis can be laid for what Rudolf Steiner called the "culmination [of the Michaelic movement] at the end of the twentieth century" for the renewal of culture.

The first three books listed address the above theme. Two of the books, written from a spiritual-scientific perspective complement each other, though they can be read independently. The third book approaches the same theme but from a purely phenomenological perspective. A fourth essay explores between Steiner's revelations about karma and reincarnation and his work on social threefolding.

Another two books only partly overlap with the theme. They concern the history of the progressive impulses of cultural renewal in the Americas as well as the impulses that stood against them, from the time of Golgotha to the time of the Consciousness Soul.

Calling for Donations and Help: If you like what you see and read on this website, please consider whatever donation you can afford, since it allows the author to finance and publish (editing, proofreading) further research material, which is presently waiting on the sidelines. I am also looking for people who would enjoy proofreading and possibly doing minor editing. To give you an idea of what projects are in the works, click below for brief introductions. Blessings and thanks.

Tolkien, Mythology, Imagination and Spiritual Insight:
The Enduring Power of The Lord of the Rings

The book looks at Tolkien’s biography on one side and only at The Lord of the Rings on the other; not the whole of Tolkien’s output, other than indirectly. It offers a new understanding of Tolkien’s personality, and what can be called his spiritual experiences. These come to light from an in depth look at his letters, but also from unpublished time-travel books that are largely autobiographic. In those, Tolkien exhibits not only unique spiritual insight and discipline, but also offers inklings that explain how his work could achieve such universal appeal.

In looking at The Lord of the Rings the work goes in depth through Tolkien’s imaginations and lets them speak for themselves before showing how these confirm what is known to spiritual traditions of all time. This explains why the trilogy has such an enduring universal appeal.


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J. R. R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield and the Cosmic Christ

The book will introduce the readers to new aspects of Barfield’s legacy. It focuses on the significance of his two works of fiction, The Silver Trumpet and The Rose on the Ash-Heap, about which little has been said. It does the same in relation to his most autobiographical books (This Ever Diverse Pair, Unancestral Voice). What emerges from both lines of research is the great coherence of Barfield’s work. On one hand his early fiction announces the themes he explores and develops later in life. On the other hand the two autobiographical books illustrate how Barfield himself attained the step from ordinary to imaginative consciousness, with the resulting deep inner transformation which is the core of his message.

Additionally the book explores the work of Tolkien and the importance of The Lord of the Rings much more in depth than in Tolkien, Mythology, Imagination and Spiritual Insight. It shows how The Lord of the Rings is both an expression of the Christ event and a prefiguration of events to come.

Tolkien and Barfield show us two aspects of the Christ Mystery in our time. Tolkien instinctively went from the historical Christ to the cosmic Christ; his The Lord of the Rings gives an expression of the Christ event, placed between macrocosm and microcosm. Barfield, taking his departure from the cosmic Christ in the expression of macrocosmic polarities, shows us his connection to the historical Christ. Together both authors point to the cosmic Christ in our time. Their overall work forms a literary culmination in our time.


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Aristotelians and Platonists: A Convergence
of the Michaelic Streams in Our Time

The book's goal is the understanding of the impulses of Aristotelianism and Platonism in modern times. To reach this goal it is important to follow the developments of Aristotelianism and Platonism from their genesis in Greece to the present. Part III of the book looks at what would help the culmination of the Michaelic movement in the third millennium.

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It is the hope of the author that the two books above will encourage discussion about:

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Karl Julius Schröer and Rudolf Steiner:
Anthroposophy and the Teachings of Karma and Reincarnation

Rudolf Steiner's core life task of furthering the spiritual understanding of karma and reincarnation is paired with Steiner's revelations about Karl Julius Schröer's task of laying the foundations for anthroposophy itself. The book explores:

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This book preceded the two books above, and was written for a larger public at a time in which I could sense the reality of Aristotelian and Platonic impulses without being able to trace them to their historical origins, or to the history of the General Anthroposophical Society. The work is purely phenomenological, not spiritual-scientific. The conclusions are parallel to what is said in Aristotelians and Platonists: A Convergence of the Michaelic Streams in Our Times.

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WJ Stein once said: "Two forces hold sway in [Steiner's] life. On the one hand, there is all that he took on as his destiny by accepting Schröer's unsolved task as his own. On the other, there is everything that was included in his own destiny. Whoever reads the descriptions in his Autobiography with an awareness of this duality will frequently find references to it."

This essay explores the second strand mentioned by Stein, and the relationship between Steiner's revelations about karma and reincarnation and his work on social threefolding. Both teachings had a central role in Steiner's core life task, and his biography becomes more understandable when they are fully taken into account. So do central events in his life, such as:

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Aristotélicos y Platónicos:
Confluencia de las Corrientes Micaélicas en Nuestro Tiempo

La meta del libro es la comprensión de los impulsos del Aristotelismo y del Platonismo en los tiempos modernos. Para alcanzar esta meta es importante seguir los desarrollos del Aristotelismo y del Platonismo desde su génesis en Grecia hasta el presente. La Parte III del libro examina lo que ayudaría a la culminación del movimiento Micaélico en el tercer milenio.

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