The Ahrimanic Deception
by Rudolf Steiner
An important lecture on the influences of Ahriman in which Steiner describes the dark spirit of materialism and the rigid thinking of modern minds. He describes the coming of Ahriman in physical form and the necessity of developing a relationship with the Christ: People who swear by the Gospel alone and reject every kind of real spiritual knowledge form the beginning of a flock for Ahriman when he appears in human shape in modern civilization. From these circles, from these members of confessions and sects who repulse the concrete knowledge brought by spiritual endeavor, whole hosts will develop as adherents of Ahriman. Now this is all beginning to come into existence.... This is the call to humanity: "Free yourselves from all these things that form such a great temptation to contribute to Ahriman's triumph!"
Trans: M. Cotterell;
Publisher: Anthroposophic Press