The Spiritual Impacts of Vaccines and Drugs
on the Future Evolution of Humanity

By Brane Žilavec, Easter 2021

♠ If you are not familiar with the anthroposophical worldview see first
Basic Prerequisites for the Comprehension of Esoteric Aspects of Diseases

♠ See also What Enables One to Critically Evaluate the Work And Writings of the Experts?
in regard to the burning questions of health and disease.

Due to the present push to vaccinate the whole world population against the so-called ‘Covid-19’, it is not a big surprise that the issue of vaccination has become the prevalent bone of contention among the members of all walks of life. And the adoption of an official pro-vaccination position by the representatives of anthroposophical medicine has spurred increasing polarisation also among the members of the anthroposophical movement. Some are opponents and others are supporters of vaccination; but there are also those who are so confused that they came to the conclusion: “So much emerging data, and yet ongoing uncertainty about this still young new virus is a real test to our individual and shared ability and to humanity as a whole. If the decision in regard of vaccination is that difficult then it’s probably a sign that there is no clear right or wrong, but what’s needed is a conscious commitment to a decision made. No doubt there will be many diverse views to follow – and that is also good and in the nature of the problem.”

This kind of moral relativism is simply unacceptable for someone who is the key member of Anthroposophical Society. But the matter does not stop just with opinions. They are translated into deeds of some anthroposophical doctors wholeheartedly supporting vaccination campaign on the grounds of hope that there is “light at the end of the tunnel for touching, for meeting physically, for restarting social and cultural life; for teaching to take place face-to-face and in groups; for those with mental health problems to come out of isolation and experience the healing effects of social warmth and freedom from fear – all of this is giving much needed hope. Are we doing the right thing by vaccinating at such a scale and pace? God only knows and time will tell. We will, however, learn quickly the balance between harms and benefits.” [1]

For an anthroposophist to openly admit that she or he doesn’t know if what she or he is doing is right or wrong is rather surprising, for one of the key missions of anthroposophy is to enable us to attain insight into intentions and activities of gods – that is various spiritual hierarchies which are guiding the evolution of humanity in the right direction – and the spiritual beings who are opposing it. And in the case of vaccination we have enough Steiner’s explanations that can – if they are thoroughly studied – help to distinguish when an intervention with a vaccine is beneficial or harmful.

The Spiritual Impact of Vaccines:
Driving out the Human Soul and Spirit

From the esoteric perspective we can trace the origin of all diseases to the impacts of the two groups of spiritual beings – the Luciferic and Ahrimanic beings – whose existence enables us to develop freedom and independence in relation to those spiritual beings who are guiding cosmic evolution in the manner which would never have brought us to the conditions of suffering, illness and death.

Therefore we can distinguish in the various forms of disease essentially two types, the luciferic and the ahrimanic. If we follow Lucifer by means of wrong moral judgements or by yielding indiscriminately to temptations of the outer world, this develops into causes of disease which work more from the astral body. If we follow Ahriman by means of errors against sound thinking or by believing that the whole reality is accessible to physical senses, this develops into forces of disease which affect man through his etheric body. These two groups of beings are continually fighting in the human individuality which has become their field of battle. However, it needs to be clear that in their rightfully allotted place, Lucifer and Ahriman work beneficially; in their wrongful places they are injurious.

But to really understand the metamorphosis of spiritual influences of these beings to the inner dispositions to illnesses we need to take into account the karmic consequences of the luciferic temptations and the ahrimanic deceptions to which we have succumbed in our previous lives. Steiner has given a short summary of karmic laws that helps to grasp the transition from moral to organic weaknesses: “What lives as joy, pain, happiness, sorrow in the astral body appears again in the etheric body; the lasting impulses and passions that are rooted in the etheric body appear in the physical body as constitutional tendencies; deeds that require the agency of the physical body appear as outer destiny in the next incarnation. What the astral body does becomes the destiny of the etheric body; what the etheric body does becomes the destiny of the physical body; and what the physical body does comes back from outside in the next incarnation as a physical reality.” [2]

These two groups of spiritual beings are working also in the present time on the level of human body, soul and spirit. Hence on the level of the physical body “human beings are constantly in danger of falling into the one extreme or the other, either becoming subject to too much softening or going into excessive hardening”. Thereby “sickness in human beings simply means that something which they always need is getting too powerful. The powers that want to make the human being into a kind of corpse all the time are ahrimanic. If only the ahrimanic powers were there, we would all the time turn into stone.” While “the powers that soften us and make us younger are the luciferic powers.” [3] This polarity is expressed in the physical body in the emergence of sclerotic and inflammatory diseases. [4]

Anthroposophic doctors should know better than anybody else that the one-sided suppression of inflammatory diseases, especially in childhood, will inevitably lead to the increase of sclerotic types of diseases. There is enough statistical data showing an increase of sclerotic diseases among American children coinciding with the triple increase of vaccine shots in US, from 24 to 72 doses in the period from 1983 to 2019. But in the present time this increase of sclerotic diseases is not only visible in children, but also in adults. The reason for this will be clear if we look at the spiritual impacts of vaccines and drugs on the relationships between the physical body and supersensible bodies of man – the etheric body, astral body and ego, the spiritual core of the human being.

In the works of Rudolf Steiner we can find few descriptions of the risk of vaccination from an esoteric perspective. For example, in the same discussion when he seemingly ‘endorsed’ pro-vaccination position, he said that the vaccination against smallpox is a specific case. “If one vaccinates someone but also educates that person in an anthroposophical way, no damage will be done. Such vaccination is only damaging to someone who grows up thinking chiefly materialistic thoughts. In this case, vaccination becomes a kind of ahrimanic force, so that the individual cannot rise above a certain degree of materialistic feelings. The cause for concern regarding the smallpox vac­cination is that the individual becomes as it were inwardly clothed with a phantom. That person has a phantom which prevents him from extricating his soul elements from his physical organism as is the case in normal consciousness. Such a person become constitutionally materialistic and can no longer rise to spiritual things. This is the risk with regard to vaccination.” [5]

Here we have the argument that vaccines are not damaging if they are accompanied with suitable spiritual education. Therefore we need to ask: Is the Medical Section at the Goetheanum and the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) exercising or planning to exercise any wide educational activity with the aim to compensate for the damaging spiritual impacts of Covid vaccination? Have they done anything in this direction in the period of 2011-20, the Decade of Vaccines, when WHO have run the international project of promoting vaccination, called ‘The Global Vaccine Action Plan’? [6]

For it is evident that this is not just a problem coming up now, with anti-Covid vaccines, but it has been steadily increasing in the last decades with children getting ever more vaccines without suitable spiritual education. For it should be clear that in the case of “vaccination it is the soul element that is important. And of course the belief that vaccination will help plays a large role here. If one could put something else in the place of this belief – if one can educate human beings in ways which befit their nature so that they can be affected by something other than the matter of vaccination and can instead come closer once more to the spiritual element – then it would be quite possible to work against the unconscious thought: ‘Here comes a smallpox epidemic!’ If it were possible instead to be completely aware: ‘Here comes something spiritual, something spiritual which is undesirable against which I must remain firm’ – then this would be just as effective in making people strong in opposition to such influences.” [7]

In the above description Steiner is in fact revealing that, in the case of vaccination, the placebo effect can play a large role. And he is also explaining that we can counteract the danger of epidemic by spiritual means which can be as effective as a suitable vaccine.

There is further light shed on this issue in Steiner’s lectures about manifestations of karma. “Let us suppose that a human being, by yielding to certain influences, tends towards uncharitableness. This uncharitableness will in a later life appear as karmic result, and will develop inner forces in his organism” which will create in him conditions for the emergence of the smallpox. And if we vaccinate such a person we then just “preserve the physical body from the effects of uncharitableness – for the organic expression of uncharitableness is killed in the most complete sense, in the external bodily sense, by vaccination against smallpox – while we have not removed the inner tendency towards uncharitableness” [8] or mercilessness, the primal cause that has created the susceptibility to ‘infection’ in the present life.

This is not true only in the case of smallpox, for “a passion for acquisition, an urge that makes a person accumulate possessions and becomes a rooted disposition in him, produces, in the next life, a tendency to infectious diseases in the physical body. Absolute confirmation is possible of cases where a pronounced tendency to infectious diseases leads back to an earlier, very strong sense of acquisition, the bearer of this quality being the etheric body. On the other hand disinterested striving, free from any desire for self-profit and wishing only to work for the well-being of all mankind – this tendency in the etheric body gives rise, in the next life, to a strong power of resistance to infectious diseases.” [9]

Now we can “understand why, among the best minds of our period, there exists a kind of aversion to vaccination. This aversion corresponds to something within, and is the external expression of an inner reality. So if on the one hand we destroy the physical expression of a previous fault, we should, on the other hand, undertake the duty of transforming the materialistic character of such a person by means of a corresponding spiritual education. This would constitute the indispensable counterpart without which we are performing only half of our task. With vaccination we are merely accomplishing something to which the person in question will himself have to produce a counterpart in a later incarnation. If we destroy the susceptibility to smallpox, we are concentrating only on the external side of karmic activity. If on the one side we go in for hygiene, it is necessary that on the other we should feel it our duty to contribute to the person whose organism has been so transformed, something also for the good of his soul.

Vaccination will not be harmful if, subsequent to vaccination, the person receives a spiritual education. [10] If we concentrate upon one side only and lay no emphasis upon the other, we weigh down the balance unevenly. This is really what is felt in those circles which maintain that where hygienic measures go too far, only weak natures will be propagated. This of course is not justifiable, but we see how essential it is that we should not undertake one task without the other. Here we approach an important law of human evolution which acts so that the external and the internal must always be counter-balanced, and that it is not permissible to act with regard to the one only, leaving the other out of consideration.” [11]

From all these explanations we can came to the following conclusions in regard to the present global campaign to vaccinate against ‘coronavirus’:

Vaccination campaigns as an important part of
the preparations for the incarnation of Ahriman

Rudolf Steiner gave enough descriptions of a very important event in the future evolution of humanity – the incarnation of Ahriman in the human physical body – so that we can prepare ourselves for it in a proper manner. There are good arguments for an assumption that this will happen in 2030 in USA. [14] For that purpose there were from the fifteenth century onwards already evolving preparations in the form of denial of the existence of the spiritual world and development of materialistic science and technology. For one of the main impacts of ahrimanic beings on man is the loss of an inborn capacity of atavistic clairvoyance that has been compensated for by the capacity of clear perception of the physical world.

Therefore those who are aware of the imminent incarnation of Ahriman should not miss any opportunity to point out “the greatest anomaly of our time: that it is medicine itself that has the frightful disease of materialism. Medicine is seriously ill with materialism. It has become blind and is falling asleep, and this is creating harmful soul influences in science. It really needs to be healed. One can indeed say, the sickest entity of our time is the whole medical profession.” For “to be a healer requires first and foremost a spiritual outlook on the world.” [15]

The spiritual outlook is not only lacking in mainstream medicine, but is ridiculed and attacked by journalists whenever representatives of the materialistic approach feel threatened by it. This is done in spite of – or due to – the fact that “anthroposophy can give a great stimulus to medicine and medical studies. But you must realize quite clearly that medicine is a very special kind of study, with definite preliminary requirements – a study in which the results of spiritual science simply cannot be ignored. There can be no true medicine without the knowledge that results from spiritual science. The chaotic conditions prevailing today are due to the fact that the current trend of study and knowledge is utterly unsuited to medicine.” [16]

The chaotic conditions prevailing today in medicine will only increase if people will follow the numerous modern ‘prophets’ of transhumanism, such as Boris Johnson, who proclaimed: “I am profoundly optimistic about the ability of new technology to serve as liberator to remake the world wondrously and benignly. Indeed in this respect technology is already doing just that. Nanotechnology revolutionising medicine by designing robots of a fraction of the size of red blood cell, capable of swimming through our bodies dispensing medicines and attacking malignant cells as some star wars armada. And neural interface technology is new technology in Britain helping the deaf to hear and blind to see.” [17]

However, those who can ‘hear’ with spiritual ears and ‘see’ with spiritual eyes can recognise in such examples of synthesis of technology and human biology by means of artificial intelligence (AI) the signs of the increasing preparations for the imminent incarnation of Ahriman since the middle of nineteenth century. For he is the inspirer of the development of one-sided materialistic intelligence that will – if it is not metamorphosed by means of spiritual science – deprive people of the proper spiritual development and prevent them to become really free and independent. Ahriman is also promising that “the AI-powered system can devise new vaccines in under a minute and validate their quality in less than an hour. This AI framework, applied to the specifics of the virus, can provide vaccine candidates within seconds and move them to clinical trials quickly to achieve preventive medical therapies without compromising safety.” [18] And he is the real inventor of new mRNA vaccine which “is like the software program to the body, which then goes and makes the [viral] proteins that can generate an immune response.” [19]

What is the goal of all these ahrimanic inspirations? The aim is to abolish the independent soul and spirit. “The time will come – and it may not be far off – when people will say: It is pathological for people to even think in terms of spirit and soul. ‘Sound’ people will speak of nothing but the body. It will be considered a sign of illness for anyone to arrive at the idea of any such thing as a spirit or a soul. People who think like that will be considered to be sick and – you can be quite sure of it – a medicine will be found for this. At Constantinople the spirit was made non-existent. [20] The soul will be made non-existent with the aid of a drug. Taking a ‘sound point of view’, people will invent a vaccine to influence the organism as early as possible, preferably as soon as it is born, so that this human body never even gets the idea that there is a soul and a spirit.” [21]

If we want to be properly prepared for what is coming we should not harbour any illusion that we can avoid the conflict. For “the two philosophies of life will be in complete opposition. One movement will need to reflect how concepts and ideas may be developed to meet the reality of soul and spirit. The others, the heirs of modern materialism, will look for the vaccine to make the body ‘healthy’ – that is, to make its constitution such that this body no longer talks of such rubbish as soul and spirit, but takes a ‘sound’ view of the forces which live in engines and in chemistry and let planets and suns arise from nebulae in the cosmos. Materialistic physicians will be asked to drive the souls out of humanity.” [22]

‘Celebrity endorsement’ vaccination against influenza in 1963 in London

In many modern societies where there exists excessive use of medical drugs and vaccines, they are nearing to that goal with decisive steps. This is evident from Steiner’s description of the supersensible effect of the medical drugs (based on his capacity of clairvoyant perception). After a person has taken a medicine “the mineral substance has become very thinly diffused and has itself acquired the human form. You have before you a human form, a human phantom consisting of the substance taken in by the man. Supposing the person has taken antimony, you have before you a human form of very finely diffused antimony, and it is the same with every mineral medicament a man takes. You create a new man within you consisting of this mineral substance; you incorporate it.” [23]

What is the purpose of such intervention? “If you were to leave a man as he is and withhold from him the medicine he really needs, then because of certain bad forces in his astral body the astral body would work on the etheric body and the latter on the physical body and gradually destroy it. You have put a double into the physical body. This works to prevent the physical body obey­ing the influences of the astral body.” [24]

However, this intervention “has a very serious drawback. Since you withdraw the physical body artificially from its connection with the other bodies you have weakened the influence of the astral and etheric body on the physical body and have made the physical body independent. And the oftener you take such medicines the more the influence of the astral and the etheric body disappears, making the physical body a hardened, independent being, subject to its own laws. Imagine what people are doing who take mineral medica­ments of this sort all their lives. A man who has in course of time taken a lot of these mineral medicaments has within him a phantom of all these minerals, a round dozen of them. It is as though the physical body were surrounded by solid walls.” [25]

But this is no end of all consequences of mineral drugs and vaccines. [26] “With the human soul withdrawing more and more from the body, the body is increasingly in danger of being filled with something else. And if human beings are not prepared to take up impulses which can only come from spiritual knowledge, the body will be filled with demonic powers. Humanity is facing a destiny where the body may be filled with ahrimanic demonic powers. There will be people in future who are Tom, Dick and Harry in ordinary life, which is something determined by social circumstances, but their bodies will be empty to such an extent that a powerful ahrimanic spirit can live in them. One will be meeting ahrimanic demons. Human beings will not be what they appear to be. The individual person will be deep down inside, and outwardly one will get a totally different picture.” [27]

This is the real danger coming towards us which might be for many people too unpleasant to bear in mind. All those “who think that playful ideas will help them to look ahead to the future, are very much mistaken. We need serious, profound ideas to look ahead to the future. Anthroposophy is not a game, nor just a theory; it is a task that must be faced for the sake of human evolution.” [28] And for that reason “it is of the greatest importance that men shall learn to see into the realities of the spiritual world. And it is simply the fact, that when, on the one side, there is some special necessity, the opposing forces are also especially strong – and so, today, men put up strong resistance to these things and struggle against them.” [29]

Therefore anthroposophists should not nurture any illusions. “Many disappointments – and at first, nothing but disappointments – await all efforts to direct things that must come to pass, into the right paths. This, of course, should never deter us. We must be so imbued with the impulse needed for the present age, that we do what has to be done without regard to results – whether they fall out one way or the other.” [30] For only by means of courage and perseverance we can hope to fulfil “the mission of anthroposophical spiritual science which is to enable man to learn to know life, and when he is working and creating to show him what is secretly working with him when he moves his hand, when he creates with spirit, soul, and body. Through spiritual knowledge he will become more and more conscious of the beings who are his companions, and will live and create in harmony with them.” [31]

This is true also in regard to Luciferic and Ahrimanic beings. But for this purpose the members of the anthroposophical movement need to attain first a suitable understanding of the good sides and all dangers which are the result of the influences of these beings. Otherwise it might happen that they will inadvertently find themselves on the wrong side of this decisive battle for human soul and spirit. And as some of them are for the time being so confused that they are proclaiming that “acting out of courage instead of fear, without being sure of the material and spiritual consequences, is a Michaelic impulse” [32] we need to conclude with Steiner’s description of the nature of Michaelic courage:

“The ability to rise to the point at which thoughts about spirit can grip us as powerfully as can anything in the physical world, this is Michael power. It is confidence in the ideas of spirit – given the capacity for receiving them at all – leading to the conviction: I have received a spiritual impulse, I give myself up to it, I become the instrument for its execution. First failure – never mind! Second failure – never mind! A hundred failures are of no consequence, for no failure is ever a decisive factor in judging the truth of a spiritual impulse whose effect has been inwardly understood and grasped. We have full confidence in a spiritual impulse, grasped at a certain point of time, only when we can say to our self: My hundred failures can at most prove that the conditions for realizing the impulse are not given me in this incarnation; but that this impulse is right I can know from its own nature. And if I must wait a hundred incarnations for the power to realize this impulse, nothing but its own nature can convince me of the efficacy or impotence of any spiritual impulse.” [33]

For that reason “let us try to draw strength from feelings and spiritual knowledge which must in many respects seem folly to the outer world. Let us have the courage to realize that what appears to be folly to those who depend upon the senses for knowledge, to us may be wisdom, light, and clearer understanding of the supersensible worlds towards which we will strive with all the power of our souls and of our conviction” [34] of the rightfulness of that which we can recognise as manifestation of the spiritual beings of truth, beauty and goodness.

For complementary perspectives see:

Why Is Anthroposophic Medicine Taking an Official Pro-Vaccination Position?

Has Steiner Really Endorsed the Present Global Vaccination Campaign?

   NOTES

  1. Due to certain human courtesy I will not mention the source of both quotes. For they are not isolated instances of confused minds among the members of anthroposophical society, including the members of medical section. One wonders why they are not capable of noticing that there are so many highly suspicious and unusual facts in connection with the present vaccination campaign that even some followers of old spiritual traditions (which are otherwise in many respects out of touch with the present spiritual realities) reject the vaccination. For one example see 31 Reasons Why I Won’t Take the Vaccine by Rabbi Chananya Weissman. It seems that these anthroposophists are more inclined to join the ranks of those religious people who think “if there were vaccines available in the time of Christ, Jesus would have made reference to them and used them.” See Franklin Graham: Jesus Would Have Taken the Covid-19 Vaccine
  2. Rudolf Steiner, Munich, 30.05.1907; Theosophy of the Rosicrucian, www.rsarchive.org
  3. Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 07.05.1923; From Limestone to Lucifer, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1999/2014
  4. See introductory text ‘HOT’ vs ‘COLD’ ILLNESSES. One needs to be aware that even in the case of physical diseases we do not just have polarity between sclerotic and inflammatory diseases, for we need to take into account also the ahrimanic and luciferic influences in the ego-organisation and in the astral, etheric and physical body which manifest in various systems and organs of human organism and in various stages of human life from childhood to old age.
  5. Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 22.04.1924; On Epidemics, Rudolf Steiner Press, 2011
  6. See Decade of Vaccines - Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020
  7. See note 5
  8. Rudolf Steiner, Hamburg, 25.05.1910; Manifestations of Karma, www.rsarchive.org
  9. See note 2
  10. I have already heard about some anthroposophists who have decided for  practical reasons (avoiding restrictions to travel, visiting parents, etc.) to get vaccinated and who are interpreting this Steiner’s statement as confirmation that there will be no harmful effects of vaccination for them. But this is only partially true. It is obvious that a few vaccinations cannot prevent them from thinking spiritual ideas, but this doesn’t mean that they can stop the unhealthy effect of vaccines on the level of the physical-etheric organism. Whoever claims that they can transform all negative impacts of vaccines should demonstrate such power with taking such a quantity of alcohol that s/he will get drunk, without experiencing the next morning any negative impacts on their physical well-being in the form of hangover, exhaustion and generally feeling ill.
  11. See note 8
  12. In my articles about the corona pandemic so far I have been reluctant to write about the esoteric aspects of the present crisis because I wanted to reach out to the wider audience, including those with materialistic worldviews who are fighting against the increased dehumanisation of society and medicine. But this did not prevent me from writing about the influences of ahrimanic forces in an indirect way by exposing phenomena which are inspired by them and which can be perceived by everyone with an unprejudiced mind.
  13. Rudolf Steiner, Zurich, 06.11.1917; Behind the Scenes of External Happenings, www.rsarchive.org
  14. See the article The Incarnation of Ahriman – When and Where by Terry Boardman, 26.03.2020
  15. All quotes in the paragraph: Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 16.09.1924; Pastoral Medicine, www.rsarchive.org
  16. Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 05.01.1924; Course for Young Doctors, www.rsarchive.org
  17. Boris Johnson warns of the dangers of technology in wide-ranging speech to the United Nations, 26.09.2019
  18. Will AI save us from Covid-19?, RT News, 5.02.2021
  19. Stephen Hoge, president of Moderna, quoted in David O’Hagan, The Battle for Humanity, 2020. Those who nurture an illusion that after the end of present ‘pandemic’ we will be redeemed from such experiences should know that pharmaceutical corporations have about 300 new vaccines in the developmental pipeline (and not only for infectious diseases). If there is not enough serious resistance now we will soon be in a never-ending line for this or that vaccine. Besides, Bill Gates already announced the establishment of the global network of ‘pandemic fire squads’ which will be on constant alert to combat any situation in which “more people are dying than normal” in any part of the world. See: This is how we prevent the next pandemic, 27.01.2021
  20. At the Council of Constantinople in 869 the Western Church officially renounced the ancient conception of man as a threefold being of body, soul and spirit, and asserting that he is a duality of body and soul only (with soul having some spiritual properties).
  21. Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 07.10.1917; The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, www.rsarchive.org. A child in the USA whose parents follow the official guidelines is not vaccinated just “as soon as it is born” but even while still in the mother’s womb, in the time of pregnancy, against influenza and with the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine!
  22. Same source as above
  23. Rudolf Steiner, Berlin, 08.12.1908; The Being of Man and His Future Evolution, www.rsarchive.org
  24. As above
  25. As above
  26. Although medical drugs are made exclusively from mineral (chemical) substances, vaccines also contain them in the form of adjuvants such as aluminium, mineral oils, formaldehyde, phosphate, etc. And new mRNA vaccines contain only chemical substances.
  27. Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 07.10.1917; The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, www.rsarchive.org 
  28. As above
  29. Rudolf Steiner, Zurich, 06.11.1917; Behind the Scenes of External Happenings, www.rsarchive.org 
  30. As above
  31. Rudolf Steiner, Berlin, 06.01.1908; The Influence of Spiritual Beings on Man, www.rsarchive.org
  32. The whole passage is: “It will remain therefore up to each of us to decide whether to get vaccinated or not. For many, this decision is often less informed by what it means for oneself than what it means for those around us and for the wider world. Acting out of courage instead of fear, without being sure of the material and spiritual consequences, is a Michaelic impulse. Overcoming established ideas and convictions – including anthroposophical ones – and accepting that each decision is part of my karma and spiritual development (which is neither good nor bad but nevertheless essential) brings me into contact with my higher being and with the workings of the Hierarchies.” Not knowing if the consequences of our action will be good or bad is completely different from uncertainty about success of our actions that are based on a spiritual impulse whose essence we have fully grasped as one which furthers the progressive evolution of humanity.
  33. Rudolf Steiner, Vienna, 28.09.1923; Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man (italics in the quote are mine)
  34. Rudolf Steiner, London, 02.05.1913; Christ at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and in the 20th Century, www.rsarchive.org