The Manichean developments of are unique in that they are Buddhist and Christian Gnostic. Gnostic Christianity was completely erased from Western Christian Teachings, but what is most surprising is a statement by the seer Rudolf Steiner in 1909 regarding the founder of Manichaeism, Manes (Mani):

Excerpt from a lecture by Rudolf Steiner (see also ss557) 08-31-1909

"There is a fourth individuality named in history behind whom for those who have the proper comprehension, much lies hidden — an individuality still higher and more "powerful than Skythianos, than Buddha or than Zarathustra. This individuality is Manes, and those who see more in Manichaeism than is usually the case know him to be a very high messenger of Christ."
Our study courses provide a basis and foundation from which to begin an understanding not only of the past developments of culture, but more importantly for what is already working in our present time. These studies give the student access to the substances and forces which time has placed at his disposal through past incarnations. These will become for the students the development of latent organs of spiritual perception of things that are in the karma of the student to know. Without proper knowledge, if these organs are brought into development incorrectly, or at the wrong time, then the soul organs will atrophy and bring the dissolution factors which a spiritual researcher can readily see as a concern of the present age.