After death – 1 of 5

Alternating with my own thoughts, I will post this series of Rudolf Steiner’s on the time between death and rebirth. For those of you who feel inclined, I suggest reading his “Life Between Death and Rebirth” as I will be referencing that quite a bit in the blogs to come.

The great Rudolf Steiner Quotes Site

When we go through the gate of death our life on earth is followed by a few days in which pictures of the life just ended come before us in a gigantic perspective. These pictures are suddenly there: the events of years long past and of the last few days are there simultaneously. As the spatial exists side by side and only possesses spatial perspective, so the temporal events of our earthly life are now seen side by side and possess ‘time-perspective’. This tableau appears suddenly, but, during the short time it is there, it becomes more and more shadowy, weaker and weaker. Whereas in earthly life we look into ourselves and feel that we have our memory-pictures ‘rolled up’ within us, these pictures now become greater and greater. We feel as if they were being received by the universe. What is at first comprised within the memory tableau as…

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