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Lectures for reading / The Bodhisattvas-part 3

The Bodhisattvas-part 3
12.04.18 22:06

Автор:Dimitar Mangurov
 It is quite noticeable that the people, who were both directly or indirectly in contact with the Savior during His three years on Earth, were different from the individuals from all the other Christian spiritual flows that we know. It was at the end of his life when Steiner learned from Archai Michael about the secrets of the Platonic and Aristotelian flows, about the school of Chartres, about Michael's Sun School etc., but it seems that some of the Souls who had the rare privilege of experiencing a physical contact with the Logos during the Turnaround of Times somehow form a separate spiritual flow that was more closely connected with the ancient Gnosis, with the Mystery of the Grail and, of course, with the Bodhisattvas as well. We have mentioned already that what was experienced in the year 5,505 BC during the Universal New Year on Earth had indeed reflected itself in the foundation of the true esoteric Gnosis during the 3rd Cultural Age. This true knowledge was being cultivated only in the well hidden from the outside world “Mysteries of the Gnosis”, which were in fact preserved until the beginning of the Christian era. These Mysteries managed to somehow survive in Europe until the start of the Middle Ages, but their original form had been lost and changed into, what Steiner calls, “Divine Mysteries”. This new form though was of exoteric character only. The Gnostic scriptures that were destroyed during the first few centuries AD belonged to that very same “exoteric Gnosis”.  

During the Turnaround of Timesр both the Sentient Soul and the Intellectual Soul of the “esoteric Gnosis” representatives had been already fully developed. On one hand, the developed Intellectual Soul was connecting these Gnostics with the historical age they were living in, while, on the other hand, their mature Sentient Soul enabled them to understand the great cosmic interrelationships in the Mystery of Golgotha, but this was possible only after the Sentient Soul forces had been “activated” by the respective disciples. Today, this same process of “activating” the forces of the Sentient Soul is called “associative thinking”. With the help of music, both Orpheus and Dionysus had laid the foundations of our contemporary “abstract logical thinking” inside the Sentient Soul, and this process is actually being experienced within the Consciousness Soul. However, only the representatives of the true esoteric Gnosis are the ones able to also master the “associative thinking process” in addition to mankind’s standard “abstract logical thinking”. As a result, the process of “associative thinking” would gradually turn the Consciousness Soul into an “Imaginative Soul” and would ultimately enable the Imaginative Soul to welcome the Spirit-Self within. Music, for sure, would play a vital role in the lives of such individuals, as it would immediately awake the most useful forces acting within the Sentient Soul and should hence greatly assist in the transformation of the old and seemingly cold Consciousness Soul into a “new clairvoyant Imaginative Soul”.  

An outstanding representative of the Gnosis from the Turnaround of Times was Dionysius the Areopagite. In his early years, he had been living in Egypt for a while, and it happened that he was still in there when the Crucifixion happened. The Gospel describes the Crucifixion by saying that “there was darkness over all the earth” (Luke 23:44, NKJV) when the Savior was departing from our world. At that very same moment, Dionysius had shuddered with horror and cried out: “Either the Creator of all the world now suffers, or this visible world is coming to an end!” Here is the most vivid example of the “activated” Sentient Soul, which managed to experience the Cosmic connection between the outside darkness and what was simultaneously happening on the hill of Golgotha without even having the slightest idea about the nature of the ongoing events!

When he later became a member of the Higher Council (the Areopagus) in Athens, once he heard the Gospel preached by Apostle Paul, his Sentient Soul was again “activated”, but his Intellectual Soul nevertheless still demanded some sort of a “physical” proof. Following, on his way out of Athens, Apostle Paul made the Sign of the Cross with his hand above the head of a blind man, who afterwards immediately recovered his eyesight and, as advised by the Apostle, went straight to Dionysius. As a result of the meeting that took place, Dionysius accepted to be baptized alongside his entire family. Paul appointed Dionysius as both the Bishop of Athens and the leader of the first esoteric Christian school on Earth. Together with the rest of the Apostles, Dionysius the Areopagite witnessed the death of Virgin Sophia in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the end, he was killed, but a few centuries later, one of his disciples, who had assumed the same exact name like him, wrote the composition “The Celestial Hierarchy”. Although this piece of writing was created by a disciple of the real Dionysius the Areopagite, the contents of these revelations had come from the “real” Areopagite himself. Later on, “The Celestial Hierarchy” started being passed on from one disciple to another inside Areopagite’s Mystery school. We paid so much attention to Dionysius the Areopagite because in his next incarnations he was about to play a significant role in both the European and global spiritual development that was related to the central secret of Christianity – the Mystery of Golgotha.

Next, the greatest of all mysteries (Golgotha) is contained within the “Holy Grail” in the form of universal Cosmic images. Joseph of Arimathea was another initiated Gnostic and effectively understood the great cosmic interrelationships within the Mystery of Golgotha. As per Christ’s Will, Joseph of Arimathea became the first Keeper of the Grail because the Holy Grail had to be physically transported to the knights of King Arthur in the West. On his way to the West, Joseph of Arimathea first crossed the lands that have been inhabited by the Bulgarians for thousands of years. The Bulgarians are the indigenous population of the Balkan Peninsula and were called “Thracians” by the Greeks, who arrived on the Balkan Peninsula much later – sometime after the 8th century BC. “Thracians” was an offensive word which meant “barbarians”. The original Greeks came from Egypt and were Negroids with dark skin and curly hair. By means of pirate raids and robberies, they gradually began conquering territories, starting from the southernmost parts of the Peloponnese peninsula. The ancient authors described the original Greeks as cowardly botchers, but thanks to their deceitfulness, machinations and conspiracies they managed to successfully settle in the Bulgarian lands. In contrast, the Bulgarians were the bravest and most capable warriors who were the carriers of a high spiritual and material culture. The Bulgarians had created the Cretan-Mycenaean culture for the purpose of the future mental understanding of the Mystery of the Christ. Moreover, the Cretan-Mycenaean culture itself was represented during the Turnaround Times by the Biblical image of the “Magi”! Additionally, the Bulgarians played a significant role in the development of the Jewish spiritual flow, which in itself was related to the inner moral experience of the human will. – Let us clarify that the Jewish spiritual flow was represented by the Biblical image of “Shepherds”. Further, the Bulgarians built Troy. After its destruction, the native Bulgarian by the name of Aeneas headed towards the Apennine peninsula in order for him to lay the foundations for the creation of the future dominating power of the world – Rome. Moreover, it was the spirituality of the Bulgarians that formed the basis of the later brilliant ancient Greek culture. The geographical names “Balkan Peninsula” and “Europe” also have a Bulgarian origin. – All these historical facts demonstrate the advanced state of the Bulgarian nation back then, and this was the nation that Joseph of Arimathea first visited while transporting the Holy Grail in a westward direction. Deservedly, the Bulgarians were the first ones to come in contact with the Grail, and later on, the “First-Called” Andrew and Apostle Paul came to the same lands to make Bulgarians the first Christians in Europe. The original type of Christianity the Bulgarians accepted from the Apostles was esoteric in its nature and completely different from the later Christianity of Constantinople, which we nowadays call “Orthodox”. 

We would talk about the above-mentioned events later on. Let’s now return to the Grail, which at the start of the Christian era generated impulses of spiritual Wisdom among the Initiates. However, the more the true esoteric Gnosis was fading, the less capable were the people of “activating” their Sentient Soul and experiencing the Cosmic interrelationships in the Mystery of Golgotha. As a result, the Grail was then taken away from the Earth in order for it to be preserved by certain spiritual beings, so that later they could return it back to mankind, but this time in the form of emotional impulses and Soul experiences. This was done with the intention of preparing humanity for the transition from the Intellectual Soul towards the Consciousness Soul. Before that could become possible though, the spiritual flow of Manichaeism had to manifest itself first.  

The preserved historical documents from the Middle Ages that were written by Manes’s enemies tell us the following legend: - A Saracen, named “Scythian”, lived in Alexandria during the 2nd century AD. He was emulating Aristotle and wrote four books. After his death, his books and wealth were inherited by his disciple Terebinth (Terabinth). His name meant “holy oak”, just like the name of the oak against the tent of Abraham where he met the three Archangels. Terebinth went to Judea, but since he was expelled by the locals, he had to leave for Persia. He was forced out of Persia as well, this time by the followers of Mithra. Mithra was actually the Divinity worshipped by the Bulgarians. Next, Scythian found refuge at the home of a widow. Around the beginning of the 3rd century AD, he stood up at the terrace of her house, invoked ceremoniously the elemental spirits of air (Sylphs) with his staff that was made out of fig tree material, and then fell to the ground and died. His wealth and the books remained with the widow. With the money she inherited, the widow bought a seven-year-old boy by the name of Kubrick (Kobrick), who was born in southern Mesopotamia along the upper course of the river Cutha (Cuthah, Kutha) in a town called Mardinu. She adopted him, gave him Persian education and he was raised in the company of different philosophers. After the death of the widow, Kubrick inherited her books and wealth, changed his slave name to Mani (Manes), which in Persian meant “eternity” or “one who will stay forever”, and called himself Paraclete (Holy Spirit).

At that time, the son of the Persian King became ill and no healer could cure him. Mani said that he would be able to do so, but the boy died and, as a result, Mani was thrown in prison. He managed to escape to Mesopotamia while his prison guards were killed, so that the king could make an example of them. In Mesopotamia he had a dispute with bishop Archelaus in the company of various philosophers who were the judges of their dispute. Afterwards, Mani ran away from the place of his dispute with Archelaus in order to avoid the pursuing Persian soldiers and found a shelter in some poor village. Archelaus wanted to continue his discourse with Mani, and Mani left his shelter, but the guards of the Persian King captured him instead. In 275 AD, he was skinned alive, his body was thrown to the beasts, and his skin was hung at the gates of the town of Gundeshapur - a place, which a few centuries later, became the home of the dreadful “Academy of Gundishapur”. It is also known that Mani had 12 disciples. All in all, this was a brief overview of how Manichaeism was created.

In his letter to the Bulgarian Tsar Petar, Theophylact – the Patriarch of Constantinople -  wrote that the above-mentioned Egyptian called by the name of “Scythian” referred to himself as “the Father”, his disciple Terebinth used to call himself “Buddha”, i.e. “Son of God”, and Kubrick proclaimed himself to be Manes (Holy Spirit). Several things immediately attract our attention. The first thing is that the founder of Manichaeism is the mysterious Scythian who was a Saracen. The word “Saracen” means a person who is not a descendant of Sarah (the wife of Abraham), hence, this can be any person of non-Jewish descent. Such a person might be from Arabic descent, but might be from any other descent as well. Scythian called himself “the Father”, which is justifiable only in the case of an Initiate who is conversant with the Mystery of the physical body. Steiner confirms that Scythian truly understood this particular Mystery. Precisely because of this type of knowledge he possessed, Scythian may be rightfully called a “Dhyani-Buddha”, even though he is not one of the twelve Bodhisattvas. – Later on, we shall address this issue once more, but this time from a different perspective. Terebinth and Manes were none of the Bodhisattvas either, but they still referred to themselves respectively as “Buddha” (Son of God) and “Paraclete” (Holy Spirit, Spirit-Self or Bodhisattva). After his incarnation inside the daughter of Jairus, the Bodhisattva started following the example of the Christ during his next descents on Earth, whereby he was entering inside the body of the appropriate “human host” only between the ages of 30 and 33. Moreover, the Bodhisattva began descending upon Earth every 100 years. Just as the Savior completely “filled” the bodies of Jesus for the duration of three earthly years, in the same way the Bodhisattva was also entering into the bodies of the respective “human hosts”, but the degree of the ensuing penetration and transformation was different and depended on the evolution of the corresponding “human vessel”. Whether the seventh Bodhisattva was incorporated within the bodies of Kubrick, which would have allowed him to call himself “Manes”, we cannot claim for sure, but it goes without saying that for the purpose of creating Manichaeism, Mani drew his inspirations from the Bodhisattva. Mani then faced a terrible death, but exactly through his suffering and death, he gave birth to the great Manichaean spiritual impulse. The same was experienced by the Christ Himself Who also had to endure gruesome suffering and death in order to radiate His own spiritual impulse.

Terebinth called himself “Buddha” because he knew the secrets of the etheric body, communicated with the elemental spirits and was likely inspired by Gautama Buddha. The fact that his staff was made out of fig tree and that Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment came underneath the Bodhi tree (fig tree) is yet another clue that interlinks the two of them.

Gradually, Manichaeism began to spread itself among humanity as a unique transformation of the earlier pre-Christian Jewish spiritual flow. In contrast to the old Jewish type of human willpower, which was idle and penetrated by a purely inward-looking feeling, Manichaeism directed the thought process towards the core of the human will, so that mankind could perform good deeds of Love in complete freedom as a means of counteracting evil. Contrary to that, the ancient Jews lived by the law of necessity. For the ancient Jews, Love could only be manifested through the vehicle of “blood kinship”, while Manichaeism, on the other hand, started spreading itself among all the free people who were united by the Grail preserving the sacrificial Blood of God.

As previously mentioned, the Grail was taken up in the Heavens, so that it could be returned to mankind a few centuries later in a different form. Before that, however, in the 4th century AD, the Great Spiritual Concilium (Council) took place somewhere on the Eastern coast of the Black Sea and magnificently paved the way for the future Christian development on the European continent. Thanks to the deeds conducted in his previous lives and thanks to what Christ had imprinted into him during the Turnaround of Times, the reincarnated Manes was able to personally organize this meeting of utmost importance and summoned the great Teachers Zarathustra, Scythian and Gautama Buddha - the latter being present in spiritual way only. Rudolf Steiner testified that the main subject of the discussion was the plan on how the Wisdom of the Bodhisattvas from the realm of the Providence could be attained by mankind without the Bodhisattvas having to incarnate themselves on Earth to educate the human beings, but instead, the people would individually ascend towards the Bodhisattvas with the help of a new kind of an initiation that is in tune with our contemporary age of the Consciousness Soul and has the Mystery of Golgotha as its spiritual source. Humankind had to begin its ascension from the “geometrical square” of the physical, etheric, astral and Self bodies towards the spiritual duodecimality (duodecimal spiritual world), as this is the kingdom of the Threefold Spirit. Without any doubt, we could claim that the current Bodhisattva was the main driving force behind the organizing of this meeting. In our opinion though, the participants had discussed many other subjects as well, as for example, the question of the gradual formation of “Christ nation” and of the so-called “Slavdom”, which has to become the main vehicle of the future 6th Cultural Age. Again from Steiner, we know that in ancient times Scythian founded an initiation center in the lands of the Scyths (Scythians), and influenced the inner essence of their Souls in such way as to prepare them to be penetrated in a completely different way by the forces arising from the Mystery of Golgotha. When Sergei O. Prokofieff wrote the book “The Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe and the Future Mysteries of the Holy Grail” as his own attempt to identify the spiritual cornerstones of the history of the Russian people, he was relying not only on Anthroposophy, but was also referring to the official historiography that declares that the Scythian nation-state on the territory of southern Russia existed only from the 7th century BC to the 3rd century AD and was completely destroyed by the “Goths” around three centuries before the actual arrival of the so-called “Slavonic tribes” in Europe. As a result, Prokofieff quite reasonably asked himself the question: “How was it possible then for what Scythian had imprinted into the Souls of the Scyths until the 3rd century AD to have been later “transferred” within the Souls of people from the “Christ nation” despite the huge gap in time when considering the fact that the new Christ nation started emerging on the same territory barely from the 9th -10th century AD onwards?” On the other hand, according to the multiple different so-called “official” historical theories this new nation (Christ nation, European Eastern Slavs) had arrived in Europe around the 5th century AD perhaps from the areas of Altai, or the Sayan Mountains or Lake Baikal, etc. or from somewhere in the Far East. Prokofieff picked up two possible hypotheses in order to come up with an answer to his own question. The first hypothesis asserted that when the Slavonic tribes populated the lands of the “long-gone” Scyths, they found themselves inside the geographical territories where the spiritual atmosphere and the consequent effect of what was done by the adept called by the name of Scythian could be spiritually perceived. His second hypothesis adopted a rather materialistic approach and asserted that since nowadays different archaeologists are still finding pieces of evidence from the “Scythian” culture as far as modern China, then the future European Eastern Slavs might have been in a physical contact with the Scyth tribes and their main leader Scythian inside the vast areas beyond the Ural Mountains in Asia. Prokofieff tends to assume that the Germanic tribes migrated from the same Far East areas of Asia towards Europe between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD. Citing Steiner, Prokofieff asserts that it was namely those “ancient Germans” and “ancient Slavs” who encompassed the two main migration flows that later on formed the whole future national and ethnic character of Europe.

It seems that there is no place for the Bulgarians in the theory advanced by Sergei O. Prokofieff. We, however, claim that the Bulgarians are the first nation chosen by God and that they are also the nation that leads the entire human evolution of the Self. If our claim turns out to be true, then it would mean that the Bulgarians were taking part most actively in the formation of not only the Germanic and the Slavonic tribes, but also in the formation of all the other significant nations or national groups of people throughout the entire human history. Of course, the purpose of our study is not to indicate the huge number of purely external historical facts that prove the above-mentioned grand scale theory, but to become aware of the great Divine Plan, which is hidden behind what’s physically visible.  

When some historians talk about “The Migration Age” on the border between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, it sounds very unusual that “The Migration Age” is actually dated to have taken place from the second half of the 2nd century AD until the second half of the 7th century AD, i.e. it coincides with the period encompassing the creationand the decline of the “Old Great Bulgaria” to the north and north-east of the Black Sea as far as the Ural Mountains. - This Bulgarian state existed from the 2nd century AD until its eventual decline that was followed by an immediate subsequent establishment of the contemporary Bulgarian nation-state along the river Danube by the ruler Asparukh in the second half of the 7th century AD and this period of the two consecutive Bulgarian nation-states coincides with “The Migration Age”! – However, “The Migration Age” does not suggest an incursion of some barbarians from the distant parts of Asia into the heart of Europe, but the formation of coalitions of different nations and tribes for the sake of destroying the Roman Empire. The leaders of such coalitions were always the Bulgarians who, through Aeneas in the Antiquity, had laid the original foundations for the creation of Rome, and were also the ones who, as a driving force behind the formation of the Self, had to destroy Rome in order to enable the future Christian evolutionary development in Europe. In the 5th century AD, the Bulgarian rulers Attila and Odoacer put an end to the existence of the Western Roman Empire and the Emperor Constantine the Great, who was also of Bulgarian descent, founded in the 4th century AD the Eastern Roman Empire, which served as a salvation plan for the “old Rome”. He declared Christianity as the main official religion and sent invitation to the great Christian Initiate - the Bulgarian Ulfilas (also known as Wulfila, Ulphilas and Orphila) to return in the lands south of the river Danube accompanied by tens of thousands of Bulgarians who had been previously expelled as early as the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great to the north of the river. Fifteen emperors from Constantine the Great to Justin II reigned in Constantinople, and at least twelve of them were of Bulgarian origins. They shaped the greatness of the so-called “Byzantine” Empire, which, until the end of its existence in the 15th century, had never been called by this name!

Neither the so-called “Asian” Slavic tribes nor the allegedly “Asian” Germanic tribes took part in the above-mentioned world-historical transformation process simply because such tribes never existed in the lands of Asia. The Germanic national alliance originated from the Celts, who existed from the 4th century BC until the 4th century AD, when their own folk-spirit (Archangel) assumed leadership of all the esoteric spiritual impulses in both Europe and all around the world. The Celts themselves were the “end product” of the colonizing and civilizational conquests of the Bulgarians that started from the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor in a westward direction in order to prepare the local uncivilized population for its future Christian development. The first civilizational march happened as early as the beginning of the 3rd Cultural Age, the second one was after the fall of Troy and the third one – after the start of the already-mentioned Hellenic pirate incursions targeting the southern parts of the Balkan Peninsula. When the Celtic coalition was formed, its leaders - the Druids - received their spirituality from the Bulgarians. The exact first person who adopted and integrated this type of “Bulgarian” spirituality within the Celtic union was the Bulgarian Getae Initiate Zalmoxis! And when the Celts supposedly “disappeared” completely after the 4th century AD, the so-called “Goths” emerged all of a sudden, who, according to the contemporary historians, were of Germanic origins. Let us emphasize that such a nation called “Goths“ had never existed, hence they could not have destroyed the state of the Scyths (the Bulgarians) along the northern coast of the Black Sea. That is why the German archaeologists, despite their numerous expeditions in that region, have not been able to find until today even a single artefact which could confirm the Germanic presence in this area at any specific point in time. These archeologists will never find such artefacts because all ancient authors were using the term “Goths” to denote the Bulgarian “Getae” national groups. The name change (“Getae” to “Goths”) most probably happened in the beginning of the 3rd century AD during the reign of the Roman emperor Caracalla. He had the habit of fabricating aliases such as “Germanicus”, “Arabicus”, “Parthicus”, and so on. Once, a person from his own entourage jokingly asked him: “Could you also include “Geticus Maximus” please?” Emperor Caracalla wrongly assumed that the joke was referring to his brother by the name of “Geta”, whom the emperor had murdered earlier. After the murder of the emperor’s brother Geta, anyone who had even whispered the name of Geta was being sentenced to death. The person who joked about the Thracian Getae alliance was also sentenced to death because his joke was misunderstood. Ever since then the Getae name, which sounds very similar to the name of the murdered Geta, was changed to the name of “Goths”. Nonetheless, it is true that the ancient Germanic tribes took part in the annihilation of the Western Roman Empire, but they were not the main contributors. - It was predominantly the Bulgarians who fulfilled this historic mission.

Up to this point, no historians had ever talked about the existence of the “Slavs”. However, the participants in the spiritual Concilium did talk about the Slavs. Starting from around the 9th - 10th century on the territory of the Old Great Bulgaria, where Scythian was previously acting among the “Scyths”(Bulgarians), a new nation had to be formed – the “Christ nation”, i.e. the “nation of the Word”, and together with it – the national alliance called “Sloveni” (Slavdom) (the Bulgarian term for the “Word” (Christ) is “Slovo”, hence the origin of the “Sloveni” ethnonym). This was the chosen group of people to carry the Spirit of the Grail in their Souls. Before that, however, the Holy Grail had to complete its journey from the West back towards the East. Let’s see how this happened.

In Western Europe, the real occult-historical spiritual flow of the Grail emerged in the 8th century AD. There was always a Single Guardian of the Holy Chalice within this spiritual flow. The first Keeper was Titurel who received the Chalice from the Angels. For him, the Mystery of the Grail took place mainly inside his Sentient Soul where the connection with the spiritual world remains in its purest and strongest form. In the case of Amfortas, the experience of the Grail rose to the chaotic Intellectual Soul and he was pierced by the “spear of Klingsor”, which in its turn reflected on his predecessor Titurel. As a result, someone had to heal Amfortas (the Intellectual Soul) and save the primeval forces of the Sentient Soul (Titurel), which were still directly connected with the spiritual world. That someone was the last Keeper of the Grail – Parsifal. He developed his Consciousness Soul, healed “Amfortas” and opened the way for the powers of the Sentient Soul to rise high up towards the Consciousness Soul, so that mankind could receive the opportunity for an entirely new conscious attitude towards the spiritual worlds. In reality, Parsifal had really lived and worked on Earth in the 9th and even at the beginning of the 10th century AD. He was the reincarnated Manes (Mani).

The highest purpose of the Mysteries of the Grail is the transition from the Consciousness Soul towards the Spirit-Self by placing the substance of the Grail inside the human Soul. Once the Spirit-Self has been developed, the next goal would be to form a new type of social community that is penetrated and united by the Holy Spirit that comes directly from the Christ. This high ideal would be achieved during the 6th Cultural Age, but its successful attainment would depend on the correct steps that need to be taken in advance.   

After Parsifal did his service on protecting the Holy Chalice, the Grail was next taken to the kingdom of “John the Presbyter”. “The Grail temporarily became invisible in Europe again”, when it was taken to a mysterious supersensible “kingdom”. The people from the Middle Ages believed that this kingdom is positioned outside the Earth realm and was only accessible to the participants in the different crusades. Just as the Spirit-Self cannot be found on Earth, so was this “kingdom” not an earthly one as well, even though that from a geographical point of view, it looked as though it is located somewhere in the East. However, in metaphysical terms “East” signifies the “spiritual world”. John the Presbyter was the favorite disciple of Christ Jesus, and he was also the author of the gnostic “Gospel of John”. From now on, the Souls of the Initiates had to become carriers of the Grail substance within their Consciousness Soul and open up themselves to the arriving Spirit-Self. Someone had to play an active role in the transition period from “Parsifal” to “John the Presbyter”. That role was again played by the Bulgarians. - How did they do that?

From Anthroposophy, we know that after the Mystery of Golgotha the Christianity of the Grail started spreading itself from the East towards the West in exactly the opposite direction to that of the Arthurian Christianity, which was evolving from the West towards the East. The latter spiritual flow was seeking the Life-Spirit of Christ within nature’s surroundings through the process of contemplating the elemental spirits, while the former Grail spiritual flow was carrying the Christ Self as an impulse within the hearts and the blood of its followers. The Cosmic Christ-Sun was mirrored in the Western flow, and that is why King Arthur was surrounded by twelve knights as a reflection of the realm of Providence and the Lodge of the twelve Bodhisattvas. However, the Christ had become a man by joining himself through Jesus with the Bloodline Principle (the Jewry) and the “digit 7”, which symbolizes the Principle of Time. The Arthurian flow gradually disappeared with the decline in the knights’ ability to get in contact with Christ's Life-Spirit, and in the 8th century AD the spiritual flow of the Grail Guardians emerged. Those Guardians were united by the Bloodline Principle as well. The Arthurian knights could physically see and guard the Holy Chalice, but when it was taken by the Angels and afterwards when Titurel received it again, both the contemplation and the protection of the Grail became supersensible in their nature. While King Arthur’s Tintagel castle in today’s western England existed physically, the Montsalvat castle in Spain was invisible for the physical eyes and, hence, the spiritual flow of the Grail existed in a complete secrecy and was hidden from the outside world.

The other Christian spiritual flow, which was moving from the East towards the West, was carrying the Sun-Christ not through the blood kinship of its followers, but was representing Him as a Brother for the whole of humanity. That is why the first fraternal Christian communities in Europe did not emerge in the West, but originated among the Bulgarians in Asia Minor and on the Balkan Peninsula. The Grail Mystery was affecting deep inside the Sentient Soul of our predecessors and was driving them towards brotherhood, but these fraternal communities were formed in the age of the Intellectual Soul, and consequently, the formation of such groups was accompanied by many confusions, contradictions etc. That is why a new kind of brotherhood had to come to the forefront!    

In the year 869 AD, the two Christian flows met each other in Central Europe, but mostly, this “meeting” took place in the spiritual and not in the physical world. The first person in whose Soul this “meeting” took place in an accomplished way was indeed Parsifal. He also made the already-mentioned transition from the Intellectual Soul towards the Consciousness Soul, since only the latter part of the Soul could comprehend the Mystery of the Grail. The Cosmic Intelligence that was the real instrument through which the Mystery of the Grail could be understood had also descended onto Earth already and was enlightening the intellect of the noblest human minds. The time of the Bulgarian Tsar Boris I and his crucially important deeds had come! In the year 850 AD Archangel Raphael assumed the leadership of mankind as its new “Spirit of Time” as well as the function of being the “group Self” of the Bulgarian nation. Out of the four Archangels – Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel, who form a kind of an inimitable Universal Cross in the spiritual world through the four main holidays - Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter (Pascha) and St. John's Tide, Raphael is the one “in charge” of the central holiday of Easter that gave birth to the “group Self” of humanity and the start of the Mystery of the Grail. The Bulgarian people are the ones responsible for the evolution of the Self, and the fulfillment of their mission was being achieved in accordance with the changes inside both the spiritual world and the human Soul. Christianity and Paganism had already been coexisting in our nation for 8 centuries under the leadership of the previously responsible Archangel of the Bulgarian people. Tsar Boris I had to proclaim Christianity as the official religion of a nation that had very deep pagan roots and traditions, which had been existing for thousands of years and were subsequently spread in all the directions of the world. When among the Indians of the American continent we discover tribes with Bulgarian names such as “Peonies” (Paeones in Bulgarian, but

pronounced the same way in Bulgarian), we should not be surprised that we find the same names among the Bulgarian Thracian tribes as well. It is an occult fact that the most resolute and militant of the Bulgarians – the so-called “headstrong” Bulgarians, were able to travel great distances for the sake of the evolution of the Self of the respective colonized population, which otherwise would have been doomed to extinction for various occult reasons. That was of course possible, only when the “headstrong” Bulgarians were led by the spiritual world. Let’s just try to imagine what bravery and willpower Tsar Boris I needed in order to oppose Paganism most determinedly and to consequently transform the nation that was predestined to create something so crucial that the future of the entire mankind depended on it! Such determination could only come from the spiritual world, and it actually came from the six Sun Elohim, who had previously “absorbed” the Macrocosmic Christ Self from the Sun and “escorted” it all the way to its incarnation inside the body of Jesus. One of the Elohim appeared to Boris I and proclaimed to him the Will of the One, Who after Resurrection obtained “All authority … in Heaven and on Earth” (Matthew 28-18, NKJV). Please observe the fact that neither an Angel, nor an Archangel and not even an Archai, but an Elohim appeared to Tsar Boris I. - Why was that then? - Because the human evolution was on the verge of the formation of the “Christ nation” and the “alliance of the Word” (Slavdom), which, during the 6th Cultural Age, are meant to receive the Spirit-Self through the Consciousness Soul and set the direction of the human evolution by serving as an example on how to overcome the “War of All Against All” before reaching the Sixth Root Race. Therefore, by fulfilling their own destiny, the Bulgarians were again the driving force of the colossal Christ Plan that was announced to Tsar Boris I by the hierarchy of the Elohim. 

Long time ago, Scythian had engraved the “Spirit of the Grail” within the Sentient Soul of the Bulgarians living north of the Black Sea. The formation of the “Christ nation” started in there from the 9th century onwards. The most immediate question would be: “What is this so-called Christ nation?” - From a modern perspective, these are the Russian people inhabiting the European part of Russia as well the Ukrainians and the Belarussians. In addition to being the “Christ nation”, these people are also “Slavs”. But why are they called Slavs?  

The term “Slav” was first used by the Croatian historian Vinko Pribojević in the 15th century. Until then, none of the earlier authors had mentioned anything about the “Slavs”. After the death of the Russian Tsar Peter I, who, for no particular reason, was called “the Great”, the Jesuits faked the so-called “legacy of Peter I” and “slipped it in the pocket” of the Russian governing elite, thus aiming to divert the “Christ nation” from the path towards its true destiny. Tsarina Catherine II, also known as “Catherine the Great”, further extended the frontiers of this fake “legacy” and raised it to the level of the detrimental Pan-Slavism, which is to be witnessed even nowadays as part of the Russian foreign policy. Even today, however, there is still no definitive answer to the question of where the so-called “Slavs” have come from. As mentioned already, there were masses of people who migrated from Atlantis into what was going to become Europe, but in there, they also found the local indigenous populations. The people from Atlantis had been preparing themselves for the coming of the Christ for thousands of years. After the collapse of Troy, which the Bulgarians had founded during the 3rd Cultural Age, the transition path towards the 4th Cultural Age was cleared, and this new 4th Cultural Age progressed, as we are already aware, in a westward direction. Many of our Bulgarian forefathers shifted all the way to the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles in order to lay the foundations of the Celtic nations which emerged later on. Some of our forefathers created Rome, while others would have most probably populated today's so-called “Slavic lands”, including not only those inhabited by the “Christ nation”, but also the lands of Central Europe. In addition, the Hellenic invasion also caused migration processes in Western and North-Western directions. We already mentioned that before heading for the Middle- and the Far East, Alexander the Great expelled a huge part of the Getae from Scythia Minor (nowadays Southern Dobruja) to the northern side of the Danube River. During all those, and who knows how many more migrations that were inspired by the adept called Scythian, the Bulgarians were spreading the P1H1 gene, they were imposing their culture in all spheres of life and were becoming the main nation-building factor for the local indigenous people. In fact, the group of nations, which is nowadays called “Slavic” (Slavonic), emerged from the mixing of the Bulgarians with the local population in the corresponding geographical areas. The main factor defining such nations as “Slavic“ doesn’t have much to do with the typical genes or the local culture itself, as both of these have inevitably changed over the centuries, but it has to do with the language that is spoken in the respective countries. It was the ancient Bulgarian language, which when mixing with the more basic languages of the local populations, multiplied itself in different forms in order to become the foundation of today’s numerous “Slavic” languages. The different forms taken by the ancient Bulgarian language were in accordance with the missions of the Archangels (folk-spirits) of the corresponding nations. In short, the contemporary Slovenian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, etc. languages represent different mixtures of Bulgarian and the local languages, and these mixtures have gradually changed over time.    

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