While the latest pandemic expands into the world, it is of
significant value to be apprised of the indications Rudolf
Steiner has given on flu-like ailments. With this arena of
knowledge, we can be prepared, and to some extent, rendered
relatively safe from its effects.
Before setting down the Steiner indications here to peruse, it
is well to review some of the more current thoughts and
speculations that are being set forth in the media on this
coronavirus (a generic name for a virus that originates in an
animal and transfers to humans) — keeping in mind that
this body of information is, for the most part, part of the
modern materialist hegemony.
usual mis-information about influenzas still holds sway,
despite the Steiner indications of a hundred years ago —
that the condition is passed on by the virus aspect (not so,
says Steiner — more on this further on); that heavy duty
hygienic warfare is needed; that containment is essential,
addition to mainstream avenue ideas, there is also speculation
that this ailment (I won't call it a virus, because that is not
how it is passed on) might have been “weaponized”
in a lab. This may or may not be so. Time will tell. And, if it
is, once we apprehend the Steiner indications, it may not
matter, anyway, in terms of keeping relatively safe.
Then, there is the idea that wherever we have had these modern
pandemics, they have tended to originate wherever high tech
radiation has been a factor. In this case, the first rollout of
5G technology is said to have taken place in Wuhan province.
This factor may very well be an important consideration. But
the issue of invasive radiation technology must comprise
another article. And, in any case, the Steiner indications
still hold to be of utmost importance.
Steiner indications on flu-like ailments
Anyone who is wondering about Covid-19, or any other flu-like
ailment, can discover more relevant information in the Steiner
material on health and illness, than what is available
elsewhere, in terms of comprehending the overall picture.
we pursue the indications given by Steiner, by gleaning through
the overall anthroposophical material, and then apply our
capacity to delve further, then we arrive at the following
kinds of understandings:
the origin of Covid-19 is likely due
to the debasing of the general astral field of the area
(and many of the inhabitants themselves) due to suffering
animals. Massive factory farming in China has been
degrading the quality of life for animals for a while
both the Wuhan lab work, and the
local animal meat market, contained suffering animals
and/or animal meat products. In the case of most lab work,
there is usually suffering entailed in the experimentation
with animals, as well as confinement in a cage. In the case
of the animal market, which likely sold the meat of animals
who suffered undue confinement, Steiner asserted that the
suffering of animals lives into the meat. In turn, that
suffering persists in the astral bodies of humans who
consume the meat, until it is purged. One way for the
astral body to get purged is by contracting a severe
in short, animal suffering lives in
“mass meat” and eggs, etc, and is transferred
into human astral bodies.
the virus, itself, does not pass on
the condition — it just goes along for the ride (more
on this below).
the condition is passed on via human
astral body to astral body connections, or even just
through the general astral field whenever enough compromise
there are also other causes to
consider that induce the condition to become contracted
— they comprise things like: intake of
(common in video games and many movies);
[see note 1]
over-intake of protein; cold, abstract
thinking (anthroposophical pursuits are a great antidote
then); fear of illness; fear or trauma embedded in the
soul; past life karma entailing a compromise in any of
— overly materialistic thinking, immoral engagement
of occult secret wisdom, or engaging activity that is
debasing for the soul.
want to add here, that, although one might have this list
“covered,” one can also contract a flu out of a
need for cleansing (toxins, carcinogens, etc). Then the illness
is a blessing, and helps prevent worse things (notice the rise
in cancer, due, in part, I would contend, to the use of the flu
With the above considerations in mind, once a person engages
and responds to the list of factors, if he or she still gets
the condition, it can be seen as a blessing. The illness as the
remedy on a soul level.
Anthroposophy, the super remedy of our time, is well to engage.
As are also its meditative exercises.
Those who consume mass meat and eggs, or any food containing
suffering animal energy, are the ones most likely to contract
the condition — or at least to get the worst cases of
Meanwhile — some key questions to carry are — what
is being covered while focussing so intently on this issue?
There has to be some covert agenda. Or, is it the case, as some
have suggested, that the hidden powers behind the scenes want
to promote a regime of switching to digital currency, since the
financial upheaval that is coming to bear may pave the way by
allowing this radical new system?
we can ask, to what extent is the rampant fear in humanity, as
evidenced by the masses responding in the way they are —
running for masks, and allowing their environments to be
sprayed with all that poisonous substance (and to kill what?)
— just adding to the power of the pandemic?
Some further perspectives from a spiritual science
Consider this — if the ailment is not passed on by the
virus — all this focus on the virus is a red herring. The
virus just goes along for the ride.
Steiner describes the situation as follows: when it rains,
water builds up and frogs breed and populate. But we don't say
the frogs caused the rain. To say that the virus causes the
condition is to make the same error.
Because of our materialist perspective, we believe it must be a
thing, a virus in this case, that causes the ailment.
Then, recalling the Steiner list — those 150K people who
contracted the ailment (by the middle of March) likely had
compromised astral bodies — ate mass meat, took in
[see note 1],
carried fear and/or trauma, held to confining materialist
thoughts, or simply needed a cleaning out.
all of the above holds true — and there is certainly a
great chance it does, given the rigorous and dependable
veracity of the Steiner material — how can we convey this
scenario to the general public?
to what extent does the majority of humanity have to remain in
the dark about all this, so that the drama plays out and they
harvest whatever they seem to need, via the hard road paved by
the materialist agenda?
central point in an article included in 2019 Best American
Science and Nature Writing, “Paper Trails: Living and
Dying with Fragmented Medical Records,” is that
[see note 1]
is the third leading cause of death
in the US — next to heart disease and cancer. With this
in mind, and reviewing the Steiner indications on flu-like
ailments, consider the work of Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko
[see note 1]
— that indicated that many ailments call for
— NOT an increase in oxygen, like the medical
establishment holds to (asthma is one, but several others are
affected by this) — but to allow the body to increase its
CO2 level naturally.
Then we might question whether many of the deaths in patients
with the Covid-19 condition may be due to medical error. The
thought occurred to me when I saw the image of a Chinese doctor
who died, while being administered an oxygen mask.
this gets us into a complicated realm, wherein medical
knowledge runs up against its limits. More and more, we are
called on to take responsibility for our individual health and
Other Considerations Derived from Spiritual Science
There is always more to consider. Steiner asserted that a
greater disposition to contract infectious diseases comes from
bad habits in a previous life. He gives the example of the Hun
invasion into Europe that was instrumental in generating
leprosy. The degenerated astral forces in the Huns (which, in
turn, derived from a fallen state in lives lived in a previous
debased civilization (whose mystery wisdom had been betrayed
and misused) played into the Europeans, who were compromised
due to fear and terror, which opened the gateway for the astral
impact. The Europeans who were most affected by the condition
had compromised past life situations, as well.
Another key element in the reincarnational arena is that a
person who is an outright materialist in his or her thinking in
one life will be more susceptible to contracting infectious
diseases the next life.
whole scenario is complex. If one happens to be carrying a
“negative account” over from a past life, then
there is a price to pay. That said, the outcome is really the
best one possible, since it provides the opportunity to come to
balance in one's overall journey through this life — this
life of incredible beauty and wisdom, designed by higher beings
of utmost perfection.
Steiner described how the origin of an epidemic can arise, also
from an astral field debased by untruth. “Imagine a
people which was composed entirely of liars, the astral plane
would be populated solely by the corresponding demons and these
demons would be able to express themselves in a constitutional
tendency to epidemics. Thus there is a certain species of
bacilli who are the carriers of infectious diseases; these
beings are the progeny of the lies told by human beings; they
are nothing else than physically embodied demons generated by
lies.” (GA 99 - .6)
Steiner also stated that, “Nothing will here be said
against the bacterial theory which to a certain extent is very
useful. In the various ways by which bacilli arise here or
there one can naturally find out many things; for purposes of
diagnoses one can generally get a lot of information. In no way
do I want to say anything against oï¬ƒcial
medicine, except that it needs to be augmented and developed
further when it arrives at certain boundaries — and it
can be developed further when the points of view of
anthroposophy can be applied to it.” (GA 319 - Polarities
Steiner compared past belief in superstition with modern
scientific germ theory: “I have no desire to uphold
ancient superstitions ... nor to support the modern
superstitions that bacilli and bacteria cause the different
diseases. We need not consider to-day whether we are really
faced with the results of the spiritualistic superstitions of
earlier times, or with the superstitions of materialism.”
(GA 314 - Hygiene, a Social Problem)
Here, Steiner is spelling it out. Because we live in
materialistic times, we adhere to the superstitions of
materialism. Thus, the panic-generating forces running
Imagine how it would all play out if humanity were to attune to
the reality of the situation. We would embrace spiritual
science, ponder the indications given by Steiner, and begin to
honour the astral realm, instead of continuing to assail
Once consciousness is freed of the illusions now taking up its
focus, what arena of thought would we begin to engage? In the
following excerpt, Steiner portrays how either end of the human
mindset — fear or love — can play out: “All
parasites are of Luciferic or Ahrimanic origin ... There is
something, as I said, very helpful for Ahrimanic creatures when
they infest the human body. Suppose we are living at the time
of an epidemic or plague. Naturally at such a time we must look
after others, and a strong human fellowship or co-operation
comes into being, for the karmic conditions may actually be
such that the one who in his individual life seems least likely
to have the illness, falls a prey to it ... If we are living
among the sick or dying and have to absorb these pictures that
are around us and then fall asleep with these pictures in our
minds and if nothing is linked with them but selfish fear, the
imaginations arising from these pictures in the soul during
sleep become filled with this selfish fear, and that enables
injurious forces to enter the human body. Imaginations of fear
are really the fostering forces. When a noble disposition is
present, so that egotistic fear retires and loving help for
others prevails, and we pass into the sleep life, not with
fearful imaginations but with the effects produced by loving
help, this means destruction for the Ahrimanic enemies of
humanity. It is quite true that by the encouragement of such an
attitude we could put an end to epidemics, if we regulated our
conduct accordingly.” (GA 154 - Spiritual/Physical
Those who study the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner, and
adhere to the indications, will fare better than the masses.
They will either not contract the condition, or tend to come
through it unscathed, and stronger than ever.
Also, there are remedies that can help one's subtle body
sheathes to come to balance, and so to work on the underlying,
formative elements of one's system. The materialist science of
our time (a science that allies itself with pharmaceutical
wealth) maintains that homeopathic remedies are placebos, that
those who use such a remedy (e.g. Weleda's Infludo comes
to mind) are not in touch with reality.
who in our modern age is in touch with the real under-currents
of this world- wide “pandemic?”
more important issue, now, than Covid-19, is the worldwide
climate of fear that is taking hold. Treatment of this issue
could comprise a separate article. Forgoing that for now, the
short version of it is: The massive generation of fear is
creating a sea of terror and illusion. This sullies humanity's
shared astral field, and that of the earth, as well.
Individuals are called upon to protect themselves from its
effects, including while awake, and while asleep (when we go to
sleep, our astral body and ego separate from the physical and
etheric, and journey about in the astral realm, encountering
the darkened forces of the materialism of our time, and now
this added arena of fear. Have you noticed the darker energy
upon awaking since the Covid-19 issue went global?).
Some ways we can clear ourselves of the fear (and materialism),
and even begin to contribute to reversing the dark arena of the
astral field can include: daily study of anthroposophy, which
alters consciousness in an effective beneficial way; practicing
the exercises entailed in its spiritual path (see
Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment,
for example, and there are others); engaging the
[see note 4];
exploring the manner in which illusion, maya, plays into these
issues, and discerning what is really going on, in the world
and in the spiritual realm adjacent to these events; and giving
thanks for both the issues that are being presented, and for
the dark climate we have to contend with — because it is
in meeting these kinds of things that we are presented with the
opportunity to waken sleeping forces within, and engage
compassion for one another in the face of challenge.
These items are, in a way, just to name a few ways to proceed.
We can carry questions further, and discover more.
Josef Graf offers 16 different themes in anthroposophy in
Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.
On the issue of “hideous” image intake, Rudolf Steiner
asserted that anthroposophists can watch movies, but they should
compel themselves to “rewind” the movie afterward by
a meditative discipline similar to one's daily review in the
evening (“roukshau”). This means a 10 to 15-minute
mental exercise of reviewing the movie backwards — thereby
cleaning out the astral body's experience, thus reducing the level
of “compromise” in the astral sheathe.
There are those who would argue that medical error is the number
one cause of death in the West. This becomes plausible when we
add to the official death rates the instances when a patient has
its cause of death entered as “heart attack” or
“kidney failure,” and so on, when the underlying
cause can be the over-prescribing of pharmaceuticals and the
application of questionable practices (in the light of spiritual
For information initially derived for this article on death
rates and issues connected with medial error in the U.S., see
“Paper Trails: Living and Dying with Fragmented Medical
Records,” from the 2019 edition of Best American Science
and Nature Writing:
Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko, pioneered a particular
breathing exercise that, when used by asthma sufferers, allowed
them to dispense with their puffers, and live free of pharmaceuticals,
due to the natural increase in CO2 in their system.
The theory Buteyko held to is that the spirit of someone with
an asthmatic condition induces the asthma condition because the
person needs a higher level of CO2. So breathing is restricted
to get this going. Then medical people interfere and push the
oxygen, and sell the puffers for them to use the rest of their
lives, and round and round it goes.
The Courage Meditation can be found by searching for it along
with the name Steiner. Or it's first line: “We must
eradicate from the soul all fear and terror ... “ And
another verse that goes well with this begins: “Spirit
of God fill my I ... “ These two in combination have
powerful effects on clearing our astral body, and also well
to use before going to sleep. You will bless the shared astral
field with this and have a better sleep.