Whereas Lucifer and Ahriman embody the far ends of the spectrum of human morality, the Sun Demon is the negation of humanity.
"One describes the Christ-Being as the genius of the sun who unites himself with the earth and becomes also the genius of the earth. He has already begun to be this since the event of Golgotha. But there is also an opposing principle to the Lamb, there is also a Sun-Demon, the so-called Demon of the Sun, that which works in the evil forces of man, thrusting back the force of the Lamb, and it works in such a way that a certain amount of the human race is thrust out of the evolution which leads to the sun."
Qualities and manifestations of the Sun Demon:
Names and manifestations of the Sun Demon in tradition and legend
- Radical Evil
- Transfixing Trauma
- The Sun Demon's "color" is Black. Not a warm black, but a black Void. His color extends into the Dark Violet seen the "black light"-like neon lights of adult establishments.
- The Sun Demon is visible the most radical transgressions: sexual violation, self-destruction, serial killing, and state-directed mass murder.
- The Sun Demon is manifest in nuclear weaponry.
- Sorath, Sorat, SRT, 666, The Adversary of the Lamb, The Two-Horned Beast:
"If one had written correctly with Hebrew letters (right to left) and then read correctly (also from right to left), the following would have resulted: 60, Samech, 6 Waw; 600 was written by esotericists as 200 + 400: 200 Resch + 400 Taw. Hence, we get 666, which in Hebrew letters spells “Sorat.” Sorat is also the corresponding word in Greek. Sorat has meant “Demon of the Sun” since ancient times. Every star has its good spirit — its intelligence — and its evil spirit — its demon. The adversary of the good powers of the sun is called Sorat. Christ was always the Representative of the Sun, namely, the Intelligence of the Sun. Sorat is, then, the Adversary of Christ Jesus. The sign for Sorat looks like this [with two horns like a lamb and a barb or sting]:"
- The Thief in John 10:10, with Lucifer, Ahriman, and the Asuras as the Stealer, the Killer, and the Destroyers.
- The Red Dragon. Revelation 12:9 can be rendered: "And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who called forth the Devil (Lucifer), and Satan (Ahriman), which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the (core of the) earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
- In the Temptations of Christ, Sorath speaks through the combined presence and voice of Lucifer and Ahriman, who tempts Jesus to throw himself from the roof of the temple.
- The Left-Handed Twin in the Iroquois religion, when not confused with Ahriman.
- Susanowa in the Shinto religion. The beauty and power of the Sun, Amaterasu, evoked jealousy in Susanowa, which leads him to violate Amaterasu's weaving room. He slaughters her young horse and leaves its bloody carcass in the weaving room, wrecking the looms, ruining the precious fabrics, and terrifying the hapless weaving women. The Sun herself is wounded by a shuttle flung by Susanowa in a rage.
- Called Nihil, "The Nothing", by the Cathar Christians.
- Night (Lay'lah) in the Book of Genesis. Sorat might be pictured as the single Intelligence which works through the Asuras (the fallen inhabitants of the Saturn-sphere of consciousness):
"The Bible says with a wonderfully realistic description of the facts: And God called the light Day (yom), and the darkness He called Night (lay'lah). And lay'lah does not mean our abstract night, but lay'lah are the Saturn Archai, who at that time had not advanced to the Sun stage."
"Was the darkness there of itself; or does spiritual Being lie behind this also? If you read the relevant passages in my Occult Science you will come across something extremely important for the understanding of all development — the fact that at each stage of evolution certain Beings remain behind. Only a certain number of Beings reach their goal. I have often used a singularly bald illustration, pointing out that not only are some schoolboys backward, to the sorrow of their parents, but in the cosmic process, too, certain Beings do in fact lag behind, do not attain their appropriate goal."'
"We see existence being woven out of the Spirits of Form and the Spirits of Personality, out of advanced Beings and the backward Beings of these two hierarchies."
Sorath is the backward Spirit of Form—an evil counterpart to the seven Elohim...the "Eighth Eloha". Whereas the Asuras are "nights"—Sorat is the primordial Night.
The Sun Demon in recent history:
- "The third intrusion strikes directly at our hearts. Rudolf Steiner speaks about it in 1924—he predicts it very precisely, but indicates only the year. He says that the beast from the depths will be present in a phenomena like Adolf Hitler—through him, with him, through what he does. Not just Hitler was permeated by these Sorat forces, but also a person like Stalin. There are peculiar events never mentioned by most historians. Stalin is supposed to have said: 'If we are victorious, do not touch Hitler. Bring him to me alive, my brother Adolf Hitler.' Suddenly we become aware that spiritual beings of a mighty kind are speaking there."
- "Rudolf Steiner indicated 1933 as the rise of the Beast. Immediately before the approach of the Etheric Christ in 1933-5, humanity would have to face the appearance of the Beast from the abyss (20.9.24 GA346). There followed 12 years of hellish destruction greater than ever before or since. These years were dominated by the motif of the false Sun motif. The Nazi swastika (the ancient Sun wheel symbol) allied to the rising sun of militarist Japan and to Mussolini’s would-be neo-Roman blackshirts all point to an inverse eclipsed sun of destruction. All three fascist allies sought to put a modern Ahrimanic technology at the service of a backward-looking, irrational and fantasy-ridden Luciferic ideology. The darkest of these false suns rose over and mesmerised the Germans, who live in the cultural, if not the geographical, heart of Europe, while Euro-Africa is the continental heart of the world."
"Eventually, the Swastika sun-symbol ended up crushed between two lands of the star: the ahrimanic blue of the west (USA) and the luciferic red of the east (USSR). The culmination of horror was reached in the absolute destruction wreaked in 1945, which came to be called Year Zero and which was marked by Hitler’s infamous "Nero-order" to destroy everything in Germany, and also by the A-bombs, which in an instant turned living human beings into shadows. Sorath’s national tools in these years, Germany, Japan, and Italy, which should and could have been Sun-lands, were led into destruction by him between the new continental superpowers of East and West. We can thus see 1933-1945 as 12 years which heralded the arrival of the Beast - his own apocalyptic trumpets blared. Those 12 years were truly apocalyptic in the biblical sense. We should remember, however, that the darkest shadows only appear because of the arising of the greatest light, and that greatest light, after 1933, was the beginning of the Second Coming of the Christ in the etheric world."
- The Sun Demon targeted our Jewish People in the Holocaust as revenge for their preparing the body of humanity's Messiah, Yeshua.
- In the Twelve Step way of life, the Sorat-principle in the individual is transformed through the actions of Steps 8 and 9:
Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book
"In 1933, dear friends, there would be a possibility for the earth and everything living on it to perish if there did not exist also that other wise arrangement that cannot be calculated. ...What needs to be said in the sense meant by the apocalyptist is: Before the Etheric Christ can be comprehended by human beings in the right way, humanity must first cope with encountering the Beast who will rise up in 1933."
Rudolf Steiner, "The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest", 1924
- A helpful practice when one is feeling transfixed by trauma, is to move one's eyes quickly back and forth, left and right. A further help is to breathe in some kind of rhythm with the side-to-side eye movements.
- The story of Natascha Kampusch and Wolfgang Priklopil is an image of the relationship between Humanity and Sorath. The door out of Sorath's house is the Threefold Republic. We wish Sorath no harm. Yet there comes a time when our human concern for Sorath is placed aside our legitimate need to end this nightmarish adventure and go home. Is it not time for We Humanity to make an escape? May Sorath take the steps to become well and confident.
The Sun Demon in fiction:
Morgoth ("The Black Foe of the World") in the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Evil Trinity is depicted as Morgoth (Sorath), Sauron (Lucifer), and Saruman (Ahriman). In the Elder Days, Sauron was Morgoth's lieutenant, before the angelic Powers cast Morgoth into the outer Void.
Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter story. The difference between Lucifer, Ahriman, and Sorat is displayed in the characters Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, and Voldemort. The lack of a nose is a picture of how Sorat is the negation of the rhythmic-breathing system.
Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars. The Evil Trinity is visible in Darth Vader (Ahriman) and Boba Fett (Lucifer).
Majin Buu in the Dragonball Z manga stories from Japan. Buu is the final enemy in the saga, and is an inane murderous baby. The Evil Trinity is visible with Frieza (Ahriman) and Vegeta (Lucifer). At the end of the saga, he is redeemed as a cute, adorable, silly baby-like entity.
CLU from Tron: Legacy
. His relationship with the User, Flynn, is a picture of the relationship of the Sun Demon and the Sun God, Christ.
The Kraken from Pirates of the Caribbean
. The Evil Trinity is visible in Lord Beckett (Ahriman) and Jack Sparrow (Lucifer redeemed).
The Nothing from The Neverending Story
Redeeming the Sun Demon:
Little can be said on that. There are few pictures of this in our legends. There is not much left of the Sorathic character at the end of the Harry Potter stories. To even higher powers, Sorath is but a baby.
From The Death of Hitler by Albert Steffen:
"To those who knew his true nature, his spirit appeared like an adolescent in a fearful state of suffering, but in spite of having lost his body, he was still endowed with a terrible power of speech. He submitted to it without restraint, thundering sounds blindly into empty space, looking out wild-eyed for a last weapon, and falling head foremost to the ground upon finding none. It was as if he himself had brought about his fall, not as a human being, but as the demon that had taken his place. Now he was a mere sheath, and as such, helpless like a child. But a Spirit, among those who are called upon to help others, raised him up and spoke to him of the Christ, Who had once shown the way to the Thief on the Cross.
It was as though the dead man halted for an instant in his raging flood of words still gushing from his mouth. He went on talking, more because he was so miserable than because he could still grasp what he was saying.
He was told that man is born again and that in his case it would mean a great deal if he were to think of his future earthly life in order to make amends for his past one.
'Can I do this?', he asked as if in a dream.
'Yes', was the answer he received, 'for you, too, will have a mother, and mothers love their children as they are.'"