Rudolf Steiner taught that the Christ would reappear in the twentieth century in the etheric, or life, realm of the Earth. He also made to other astonishing predictions in relation to that event —first, that before humankind could comprehend such a reappearance, we "must have passed through the encounter with the Beast, which will appear in 1933"; second, that around the end of the century Sorath —the Sun Demon —would again arise to oppose individual vision of the etheric Christ.
Beginning with these statements, Tradowsky tries to illuminate the problem of evil in relation to the Christ. He describes Sorath and his activities, asserting that knowledge and insight regarding this elusive and terrible being helps individuals to come to terms with him. He also explains the role of the Apocalyptic Beast in relation to Ahriman and his incarnation on Earth.
This book is intended for those with a close concern for Anthroposophy, and the author's intention is to provide a background to the events of our own time, thus helping us to understand our tasks as they relate to the Christ, evil, and the new millennium.