Rudolf Steiner Archive 

The Guardian of the Threshold

EDITORIAL SUMMARY OF THE SCENES

SCENE 1:

The ante-chamber to the rooms of the Mystic League. The reincarnated country folk have been invited to attend a meeting here.

SCENE 2:

The same. Thomasius is invited to join the league and receive the blessing of the Rosy Cross. He declines on the grounds that he has undertaken other work inconsistent with the objects of the league.

SCENE 3:

The kingdom of Lucifer.
The challenge:
    Lucifer: ‘I mean to fight.’
    Benedictus: ‘And fighting serve the gods.’

SCENE 4:

The house of Strader and his wife Theodora. (Lucifer at work.) Theodora's painful vision of Thomasius.

SCENE 5:

The house of the Baldes. Strader's vision of his wife Theodora who has recently died. Capesius as a medium.

SCENE 6:

The groves of Lucifer and Ahriman and their creatures who dance. Dame Balde's fable.

SCENE 7:

The Guardian of the Threshold.

SCENE 8:

The kingdom of Ahriman. The reincarnated country folk come here unconsciously in sleep. Strader comes consciously.

SCENE 9:

The home of Benedictus, overlooking a factory town. The law of number. The Zodiac.

SCENE 10:

The Temple of the Mystic League. The admission of Thomasius and others.


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