A TWO-PART WEBINAR BY ROBERT KARP, M.Ed.
- Does the Archangel Uriel have a special connection with North America and with the development of mechanical occultism?
- Is there a Parzival mystery embedded in the physical and etheric geography of North America?
- How can we cultivate the new etheric heart forces and capacities which can help us to awaken and embody the good spirit of America?
- Is there a relationship between the three occultisms and the threefold social order?
These are just a few of the questions that we will explore in this two-part webinar that will bring together over 30 years of research that Robert Karp conducted into the spiritual character and destiny of North America.
In the first webinar, building on the pioneering spiritual research of Frederich Benesch and Robert Patterson, we will seek to penetrate to an understanding of the spiritual geography of North America, encompassing the mighty forces of both good and evil that are at work on this continent. We will explore the way the soul forces, the elemental beings, and spirits of place work here, and the ways in which this knowledge can help us bring healing to our troubled social and ecological landscapes. Gradually, we will work toward an understanding of the mystery of the center, the “Failed Rift Zone” of America’s heartland where the grail and Arthurian streams of the continent flow together and where the forces of anthroposophy, according to Rudolf Steiner, concentrate themselves and then ray over the entire continent. How can we serve and protect this “woman clothed with the sun” ever more consciously?
In the second webinar, we will explore the relationship of the three occultisms (eugenic, hygienic, and mechanical) through the beings of Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel, respectively, and the way in which Michael is seeking to work with these beings through us to bring about a healthy expression of these three occultisms. This will open a doorway to a recognition of the special role that the Archangel Uriel plays in the destiny of North America and will allow us to examine the signature of Uriel in the history and present-day life of America. On this basis, we will explore Uriel’s archetypal way of working in the human soul, which is so essential to root anthroposophy on this continent, and to create a foundation for the unfolding of those healthy social and economic forms, as well as ether and moral technologies for which our culture is so hungry.
Note, each of these webinars will be designed as an independent whole. While the second webinar will build on the first, it is not necessary to attend the first webinar in order to attend the second.
Robert Karp, M.Ed., is an educator, writer, and social entrepreneur informed by the insights of Rudolf Steiner. Robert is a long-time leader in the sustainable agriculture movement in the US and is the former executive director of the Biodynamic Association and of Practical Farmers of Iowa. Robert’s writings include Toward an Associative Economy in the Sustainable Food and Farming Movement, Social Justice in the Light of Anthroposophy, The Sacred Wound: Understanding and Responding to the Call of Grief, and Agriculture and the Sacred, which was published as a chapter in the book Journeys and Awakenings, Wisdom for Spiritual Travelers, published by Sacred Spirit Books. You can learn more about Robert and find many of his writings on his website at www.robertkarp.net.