According to Rudolf Steiner (Anthroposophy) the prophet Mani began a stream of Christianity which will have great tasks in the future when Good confronts Evil. The elements of this path and how it relates to the Rosicrucian path and the Grail Christianity of Parzifal/Parsifal/Percival will be discussed here. It is also mentioned by Max Heindel of the Rosicrucian Fellowship. The Cathars, Albigenses,Waldenses and Knights Templar were in one way or another a continuation of the stream.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
City of Shapur
Gondishapur (or Jundishapur) was the city founded by Shapur 1 in the 3rd century AD. It is where Father Mani met his martyrdom.
The site of this misdeed, where his body was hung, was known forever after as Mani's Gate.
Jundishapur was to be later the site of the most remarkable learning center in Persia: The Academy of Jundishapur.
The Academy of Jundishapur was formally set on its way when the Roman emperor Justinian closed the Academy in Athens in 529 AD, and the displaced Greek scholars moved to Jundishapur in southern Persia.
The Founder of Jundishapur
A Bishop of Edessa in 545, enforced the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon against the Nestorians in his diocese, and some of them also migrated to Persia.