And a war flared up in the heavenly world and Michael and his angels fought and the dragon and his angels fought. The strength of the dragon and his hosts failed so there was no longer a place for them in heaven. The great dragon was overthrown, the primeval serpent who is both diabolic and satanic in nature, the Tempter of all humanity. Onto the earth he was thrown and all his angels with him. . .Woe to the earth and to the sea; the adversary has come down to you, and he seethes with raging fury, for he knows that his time is only short. Revelations: 12: 7-12
According to the spiritual research of Rudolf Steiner, the event foreseen by John and described in the Book of Revelation as the great war in heaven, began in the 1840’s and concluded in the autumn of 1879. It is now up to individual, the human soul, to defeat the dragon as is portrayed in this gold coin. Spiritual seer, Rudolf Steiner asserts that after the dragon and his hosts are cast to the earth, human souls are continuously tested and tempted by these fallen spirits of darkness as they seek their influence in the subconscious depths.
This battle in the heavenly realms occurs, Steiner observes, when the Archangel Michael assumes His rulership as Time Spirit for humanity for the next cycle of 350 years between the years of 1879 and 2229. We are now roughly one third of the way into this Michaelic Age.
On the earth in 1879, Rudolf Steiner, in his 18th year, took up the task to redeem thinking through his seminal breakthrough experience for his book, The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity. In his journal, in 1879, he wrote, Ahriman (or the dragon of materialsim) smashed. Steiner broke through the barriers of materialistic knowledge, meaning he had found his way into the spiritual world through thought activity.
The horse in symbolic studies often imaginatively portrays human thinking. St. George on this coin image is in control with reigns in hand and holds the dragon at bay.
Rudolf Steiner suggests that we harness the dragon of materialism to the chariot of spiritual truth.
Steiner also speaks further of the image of St. George: St. George and the Dragon reflect the celestial event when the Christ descended into the soul of the Being of Jesus and enabled Him to drive the dragon out of the soul-nature of the human being. For this, the Christ, in the Being of Jesus had to actually connect Himself with the Dragon-nature; to take on as it were the form of the Dragon in order to hold off the Dragon from the soul of human beings. He had to work from within the Dragon, so that the Dragon was ennobled and brought out of chaos into a kind of harmony. The training or taming of the Dragon – that is the further task of human beings working together with the Being of Christ.
Christ Jesus used the dragon’s blood as it were, so that with His help it could transmute human blood and thereby make human beings the vehicles of divine wisdom. —Rudolf Steiner, Christ and the Spiritual World and The Search for the Holy Grail.
We invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to own one of the few gold coins struck with the image of St. George (Michael’s representative on the earth) holding the dragon at bay. St. George rides a magnificent horse with the fiery sword representative of Michael’s intelligence pointed toward the heavens. This coin is struck in the year 1879 as the heavenly war in the Heavens concludes. Supply is extremely limited.
Roughly a quarter oz. of gold.
Price includes the bezel.