MERCILESS guilt and untoward perversions do not begin or belong with Man; they rest with the demons surrounding him.
The collective force of 'anti-Man' ensheathes the planet in its dual aspect - it mirrors the goodness; it is plastic to occurrence, and it harbors the many residues of once greater beings.
Men are almost oblivious to the love and care which is resplendent upon them from unseeable fields. Conversely and also, they are no more aware of the beings which are resentful of their expression of Life - beings who with fixation watch on, and where can, contaminate the highest and the holiest.
The word 'sexuality' does not indicate well what is meant when men and women entertain the reproductive fires (as with the entire mystery of this in their composite). A man has one key, and the woman finds her way into an understanding with that key.
Men are confused as to the properties and powers which seed inside them, and the confusions are generally devilish. They are conspired to by such guilts as prompted from demonic suggestions which attempt to castrate Mankind simply because of their jealousies.
Of course there are lower elemental devils which also feed from promiscuous practices - enticing and inciting the loveless act - promoting pain at times, perverting functions and substance and sucking out the powers expressed by the men and the women who are involved. This is common, and a problem of a differing nature implied for the individuals involved. But today we make mention of the reasons for the conflicting associations a man holds about himself for that of his divine fires which promulgate life, and the causal factor to shame entering in at the very threshold of cosmic action bearing a consequence.
You can picture the World as seen by the decarnate creatures. Many of these do not contain soul-forces to realize the love and the warmth which men and women communicate between themselves. We may understand that because they are belligerent to the subtle substances of soulic affection, they perceive certain cause and action and entertainment, but not the 'point' as it were; or the revelation to be known.
Their corruption interrupts the ability of a man as well to perceive this revelation in the act. What is meant here is that pre-Eden [pre-Fall] a man and a woman would give thanks to Father God and cherish Him all the more within their mutual combining - as a further and deeper celebration of His Creation most naturally. They did not hide from Him, or make separate from Him; they were to combine with Him in their overall union.
When Father God is welcomed and praised the Heavens do pulsate accordingly. When our Creator is shunned from the forces of His Creation itself, then there becomes a doorway then made into the anti-life, the worldly shadow, and the man or the woman then knows the varying experiences of that 'emptiness' to follow. Men will often lust because they seek to know the love of Father God - as intensely realized in the passionate act of penetrating a woman and surrendering themselves, in part, to their being in great affection. Their lusting fires are dignified by true love - however, the physical act alone does not ensure a real or current soulic relationship of proper knowing, and there needs be this communion before the consummation, or else the mismatch diffuses the powers expelled.
However, desire is holy - not because of what it is when unfulfilled, but for what it can culminate into when fully realized throughout every sphere of being so comprised. The answer to desires can be aligned on each plane upwards, for what is meant to say here is that the perfect culmination does not rest within the physical and astral experience alone and nor does it have to begin just there either. If the desire originates within the soul and then reaches down into the physical and astral fires, it will draw the man and the woman back up to the soul's experience when fulfilled. If the desire begins in seed with Father God and their love rests there, then also this shall be that the act will return in fulfillment to Him.
In one form or another, the conjoining of two and the desire therein has preexisted existence in every realm imaginable. The meeting of consciousness is just such an act - creative and powerful, resonating in the combining. Because of the meeting of 'two' there becomes a higher impetus, a greater desire for further communion, and a deeper holy fire of Father God then realized.
Masters at Steiner's Esoteric Classes - July 9, 1904, Berlin. Stenographic notes by Franz Seiler: First a prayer spoken by Dr. Steiner. Then a remark that the masters are speaking through Dr. St...