by Robert S. Mason

from TheAdventOfAhriman Website



A powerful spiritual being, called "Ahriman" (or "Satan"), will incarnate in a human body. The terms "soul" and "spirit" have clear meanings. Earthly/cosmic evolution is an outcome of the deeds of the Gods. The central event of earth-evolution was the Incarnation of Christ. Spiritual powers of opposition are active: Lucifer, Ahriman, Sorat. Ahriman is the inspirer of materialistic science and commercialism, and permeates modern culture with deadening forces.


Ordinary scientific thinking is only semi-conscious; we can, however, make thinking conscious. The spirits of opposition are necessary in the Gods' evolutionary design. Ahriman manifests especially at 666-year intervals; the contemporary is 1998 AD = 3x666. Goethean science is a life-positive alternative to Ahrimanic science. Ahriman-in-the-flesh will likely present himself as the Christ. The Christ does not reappear in a physical body, but in a super-physical, ethereal form. Ahriman may incarnate "macrocosmically" in our computers.


Mankind will acquire new faculties of thinking-consciousness and clairvoyance. Ahriman seeks to pervert these faculties, and to divert mankind and the earth from their destined paths in the Gods' evolutionary plan. Ahrimanic secret societies influence politics, finance, and culture. A false "Maitreya" is "emerging" as a false Christ. An epistemology of conscious thinking supports the expansion of consciousness to the perception of spiritual truths.

"Head of Ahriman"
Carved by Rudolf Steiner


  1. Author's Preface

  2. Spirit and Soul

  3. Spiritual Beings and Earthly Evolution

  4. Ahriman in Modern Times

  5. The Degradation of Language

  6. The Ahrimanization of Culture

  7. Good and Evil

  8. Where and When?

  9. Some Occult History

  10. Baconian and Goethean Science

  11. 666 Again

  12. The True Second Coming

  13. The Occult Meaning of the Computer

  14. An Evolutionary Leap

  15. Turning Evil to Good

  16. The Epoch of Consciousness

  17. Some Occult Politics

  18. The "Emergence" of "Maitreya"

  19. Epistemological Considerations

  20. Bibliographic Remarks and Links

  21. Conclusion

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