November 11,honoring the saint who gave half his cloak to a beggar. At Waldorf schools,Christian and pagan elements are combined in this festival. Often lanterns are made by the students and used in outdoor processions on a dark evening.
In biblical tradition,Michael is an archangel and,in Catholic tradition,a saint. In the book of Revelation,he leads Christ's armies against Satan. In Anthroposophical belief,he is the archangel of the Sun,Christ's champion,and the lord of our age (beginning around 1879 CE). The feast of St. Michael,September 29,is often celebrated in Waldorf schools,sometimes disguised as a "fall festival."
Stories about the lives of saints are stressed in second grade at Waldorf schools to show the benefits of mastering the lower influences of the astral body.
"That supernatural power which Hindus believe is able to protect one against the evil eye." 80 p. 252
In Anthroposophy,drawing from ancient superstition: fire spirits,nature spirits that live in fire; not to be confused with the reptiles also called salamanders.
In Anthroposophy,salvation (i.e.,evolutionary advancement) comes through walking the white path to attain higher and higher levels of spiritual consciousness.
"The eighth stage of Yoga; said to be the highest attainable earthly state. A deep trance of higher contemplation,and a complete temporary renunciation of earthly life and the body's needs." 73 p. 182
In Anthroposophical belief: the Archangel of Mars; also known as Samuel.
"(Buddhism) An initiate,considered a novice; a beginner on the path of spiritual development" 80 p. 254