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Communicating Anthroposophy

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781621480457
Genre : Philosophy
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12 lectures and a question-and-answer session, Stuttgart, Jan. 1–2, and Feb. 12–17, 1921 (CW 338) From time to time, reading Rudolf Steiner’s Collected Works, one encounters a previously unknown set of lectures that seems to promise no more than a rather specialized content, of interest primarily to those concerned with its apparent theme—here a preparatory course for those about to embark on a speaking tour to promote the “threefolding” of society. Then one discovers various subthemes that unexpectedly spark new insights, not only into Anthroposophy, but also into Steiner himself, who suddenly appears in a new light. In such cases, we may encounter a passage or lecture that illuminates, challenges, and ultimately transforms what we think we know, and our perspective changes. Our habitual understanding falls away, and we grasp that what we are reading is not information or description; it is a call to act in a new way. Thereby, we are no longer simply readers, but also participants in the adventure of Anthroposophy. Here are two lectures given in Stuttgart, January 1921, at the request of, and to, anthroposophists from Breslau in Upper Silesia, who had written for guidance in a last-ditch attempt to interject threefold ideas into the political discussions surrounding the upcoming referendum to determine whether Upper Silesia would remain part of Germany or revert to Poland. Ten lectures were given about a month later, aimed to prepare speakers to travel around Germany to promote the idea of threefolding. Knowing that their task would not be easy, that it would be risky and even dangerous, Steiner paints the “big picture”—the “deep ground”—from which they were called to make their case. Reading these lectures, we come to realize that everything Steiner enjoins, and the way he does so, applies to a much greater field than what he is explicitly addressing. The participants—who would be going out to speak—were doing so as representatives of Anthroposophy. When they speak of threefolding, it would be as only one manifestation of what living Anthroposophy can be. As such, they must themselves become living manifestations of Anthroposophy. From this point of view, this course could also be called “How to Be an Anthroposophist.” This volume is a translation from German of Wie wirkt man für den Impuls der Dreigliederung des sozialen Organismus? (GA 338). Cover image and frontispiece: Rudolf Steiner lecturing in the carpentry workshop, c. 1915 in Dornach, Switzerland. Photo by Max Benzinger; © Verlag am Goetheanum.
Category: Philosophy

Working With Anthroposophy

Author : Georg Kuhlewind
ISBN : 0880103612
Genre : Religion
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The goal of this study is to cultivate the experience of living, intuitive thinking, such as we experience with every new understanding. As K hlewind puts it, this unique contribution to practice of anthroposophy has a twofold purpose: "to stimulate working with spiritual science through exercises, and to stimulate independent new formulations of its content on the basis of experience." Working with Anthroposophy will help guide beginning students and inspire longtime students of the path opened up by Rudolf Steiner. As with all of K hlewind's works, this book opens new insights with each reading.
Category: Religion

Children Who Communicate Before They Are Born

Author : Dietrich Bauer
ISBN : 1902636686
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"When I had been expecting my daughter for five months, I had a dream. I saw the face of an embryo with large, wide-open eyes. It looked at me with an infinitely profound look, full of peace. It was almost smiling, and without moving its lips I felt it speaking to me. It gave me to understand that it was looking forward to coming to me, to being born and to lie in my arms. This unborn child looked at me for a long time, and its eyes were full of love.... When my daughter had been born, she opened her eyes and looked at me, and it was the same look, the same eyes which had looked at me in my dream." (from the book) It is not rare for expectant mothers to have a deep connection to their unborn children. Through such experiences, they may know something of the child's appearance, character, or life path, even though the baby's body is still being formed within the womb. Understandably, many mothers are protective of such experiences and are unwilling to speak of them. The accounts here, gathered by three medical doctors, are all the more precious, therefore, for their frankness and sincerity. The authors are told of profoundly impressive dream experiences, visions of light, tremendous images of clouds, rainbows, water, or loud voices--all occurring in connection with the announcement of the coming child. Sometimes the mother experiences a vivid picture of the nature and disposition of the child; sometimes she experiences its appearance or the baby's name. In all cases, she is absolutely certain that the child's being existed before conception. In addition to the many remarkable case studies of souls who communicate before they are born, the authors offer a comprehensive analysis that addresses difficult issues such as abortion and contraception, and the spiritual and scientific aspects of conception and birth.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Communicating Cultures

Author : Ullrich Kockel
ISBN : 3825866432
Genre : Social Science
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Communicating Cultures explores contemporary and historical issues. The title may be read in various ways, including cultures as communicative systems; cultures communicating with one another; or, communication about cultures. The contributors to this volume represent different fields within or related to European ethnology, such as anthropology, geography, folklore, linguistics, or area studies. ** "The editors have assembled a rich collection of papers. The questions that they address - migration and diasporas; the invention of traditions; education and language; media and representation - are at the very heart of today's agenda in cultural analysis." - from the Foreword
Category: Social Science

Valentin Tomberg And Anthroposophy

Author : Sergei O. Prokofieff
ISBN : 1902636643
Genre : Social Science
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Valentin Tomberg was for many years a strong proponent of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. He became a prominent lecturer and writer on anthroposophy--then, in 1945, he turned away from anthroposophy and converted to Roman Catholicism, subsequently authoring two influential texts on Catholicism. Nevertheless, a number of Tomberg's modern-day adherents maintain that he remained faithful to esoteric Christianity and to Rudolf Steiner's ideas. Prokofieff presents startling new research that, in his estimation, shows the hypothesis of Tomberg's followers to be misguided. His key evidence is a letter (reproduced in the book) that was handwritten by Tomberg in 1970. Using this text, Prokofieff attempts to show that Valentin Tomberg condemned and dismissed Rudolf Steiner and his spiritual path.
Category: Social Science

The Way Of Anthroposophy

Author : Stewart Copinger Easton
ISBN : 0854404643
Genre : Animal communication
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"As the end of the century approaches, the eternal problems of life confronting mankind, particularly in the western world, appear to be as incapable of solution as they have always been. Further problems have emerged as a result of the failure of the products of science and technology to bring about a more contented society, as envisaged not so long ago in some circles. More than ever before, thinking men and women feel the need to seek for answers to the meaning and purpose of life. In his opening chapter, Dr. Easton considers not only the age-old questions that have always been asked, but also those especially significant for our times. As he states, this is not a textbook of anthroposophy (the spiritual science formulated by the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, 1861-1925), but he presents anthroposophical ideas, including those of reincarnation and karma, with great clarity, and compellingly suggests to the reader their relevance and application to the problems of modern life. This book will, without doubt, be of great help to the growing number of people concerned about the disturbing trends in life today, who really feel the need to seek for a solution, and who are, as the author says, 'looking for something that goes beyond the traditional religious teachings, and who do not think modern science has all the answers'." -- Back cover.
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The Karma Of Anthroposophy

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855842199
Genre : Social Science
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'If such authentic souls, such honest anthroposophists can be found ...then an upward movement and dynamic will arise. If such souls do not appear, then decadence will take its inexorable downward course...Today humanity stands before a great crisis: either it will see all civilization collapsing into the abyss, or else spirituality will raise civilization up by the power of the Michael impetus, through which the Christ impetus works, thus continuing, enriching and sustaining it.' In 1924, the final full year of his life, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of urgent, sometimes impassioned, talks to members of the Anthroposophical Society regarding their karma and its relationship to the culture of the time, referring in particular to the vital task of renewing civilization and preserving it from the threat of decline. Steiner's words characterize vividly a great spiritual battle, of forces gathering to fight for the soul of humanity itself. He presents a striking panorama in which anthroposophists are compelled to broaden their vision; to see true esoteric and exoteric anthroposophical work as a live yeast that can set all culture rising.To waken the members of the Society to the dimensions of their task, Steiner saw it as essential that they begin to understand the many different karmic threads from which the movement is woven. This recognition - of difference as much as unity - can give the strength of diversity which, if unconscious and unrecognized, leads easily to division. In the lectures and excerpts compiled here Steiner speaks of the unprecedented convergence of two specific groups of souls within the anthroposophical movement: the Platonists and the Aristotelians. In the karmic background lies a conflict of approaches, but the task today calls for a unity based on love and knowledge; to work with Michael and Christ in the face of Ahriman, materialism and the possibility of civilization collapsing into decadence. Given the challenges faced by humanity today, it has, perhaps, never been more urgent for those who ally themselves with Rudolf Steiner's work to study, absorb and take to heart the contents of this critically important material.
Category: Social Science

Where Do Ideas Come From

Author : Stewart Copinger Easton
ISBN : 9781621510192
Genre : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
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Anthroposophic Medicine

Author : Gunver Sophia Kienle
ISBN : 3794524950
Genre : Alternative medicine
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Mani Rudolf Steiner

Author : Christine Gruwez
ISBN : 9781621481096
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For many centuries, the teaching of Mani was hidden behind the distorted picture that had been created by the adversaries of Manichaeism in East and West. In the course of the twentieth century, new light was shed on Manichaeism by the discovery of several Manichaean scriptures. These have shown that Manichaeism was a true, distinct world religion that, in the question of good and evil, for instance, offers insights that complement and deepen Christianity. Also in the twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner brought Anthro­posophy, Spiritual Science, which is a continuation of a stream of esoteric Christianity that has run through human history ever since the resurrection of Christ. Anthroposophy is centered on a new, deepened idea of Christianity that, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, is so great and all-encompassing that it can be understood in its full depth only gradually. In this book, Christine Gruwez explores the essence of Mani’s revelation and then shows what Rudolf Steiner has communicated regarding Mani and his teaching. This generates an image of two spiritual streams that, each from its own beginning, are moving toward a future when a Christianity of the deed shall become reality.
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Constitution Of The School Of Spiritual Science

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855843820
Genre : Religion
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"If the intentions of the Christmas Conference are to be carried out, the Anthroposophical Society will in future have to fulfill, insofar as possible, the esoteric aspirations of its members. With this end in view, the School, consisting of three Classes, will be established within the General Society." --Rudolf Steiner, January 1924 A year after the first Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, was destroyed by fire, Rudolf Steiner reestablished the Anthroposophical Society during the Christmas Conference of 1923-24. At the very heart of the Society, he created "The School of Spiritual Science," whose specific task is to present the "esoteric aspect" and to lead its members to knowledge and experience of the spirit. The school was to have "sections" that represent various fields of human endeavor, including medicine and education, as well as three "classes," of which the First Class was to be established immediately by Rudolf Steiner himself. This short book collects articles (from the society's official newsletter) and lectures by Steiner in 1924 that introduce and explain the purpose of The School of Spiritual Science for members of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an excellent companion volume to The Foundation Stone/The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.
Category: Religion

Dramatic Anthroposophy

Author : Adrian Anderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121947993
Genre : Anthroposophy
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Anthroposophy

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Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880104635
Genre : Medical
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These lectures -- the first on medicine by Rudolf Steiner -- outline the foundation for an anthroposophical approach to health and illness. Steiner begins with a discussion of various contemporary views of illness and pathology. He goes on to explore illnesses in relation to the whole human being, looking at the various processes and organs in relation to the human threefold organization. Homeopathy, naturopathy, and allopathy are discussed in the light of the spiritual nature of the human being and in terms of the ways various planets and the cosmos influence healing substances. On the whole, Steiner's approach rests on the long tradition of Western medicine without negating its roots. Perhaps more than anywhere else, Steiner's enthusiasm and familiarity with the subject is in evidence here. Steiner describes many specific illnesses and their treatments and how doctors must develop their ability to diagnose illnesses and prescribe treatments based on their own inner capacities.
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Why Become A Member Of The Anthroposophical Society

Author : Sergei O. Prokofieff
ISBN : 9781906999384
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Why become a member of the Anthroposophical Society? Is the Anthroposophical Society really needed today? The future of the society, according to Sergei O. Prokofieff, depends directly on competent responses to such questions by each and every anthroposophist. "With these considerations, it is not the author's concern to persuade the reader in an outward way to join the Anthroposophical Society. He is concerned with the communication of a few esoteric viewpoints and possible motives, so that the decision in this regard can develop in a fully aware and responsible manner, based on a solid inner cognitive foundation. For only when the decision in regard to membership in the Anthroposophical Society--for whatever reason the individual might make it--occurs on such a basis, does it also have spiritual justification" (from the preface).
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Christ And Sophia

Author : Valentin Tomberg
ISBN : 0880107359
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Rudolf Steiner

Author : Gilbert Childs
ISBN : 0880103914
Genre : Anthroposophists
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A concise, illustrated introduction of Steiner's life and work.
Category: Anthroposophists

Michael

Author : Richard Webster
ISBN : 9780738717166
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Michael is considered the greatest angel in the Christian, Judaic, and Islamic traditions. Throughout the ages, he has appeared as a protector, a messenger, a guide, a warrior, and a healer. In Michael, Richard Webster presents a thorough history of this famous archangel and offers simple techniques for contacting him. Readers are treated to a detailed introduction to Michael and his many appearances. The rest of this practical guide provides a variety of methods for connecting with Michael, petitioning his help, and creating a lasting bond. Through easy-to-perform rituals and meditations-some involving candle magic, crystals, and dreamwork-readers will learn how to get in touch with the Prince of Light for courage, protection, strength, and spiritual guidance.
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The Essential Steiner

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : UCSC:32106016712207
Genre : Anthroposophy
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A compact, accessible introduction to the basic writings of the great modern spiritual teacher who has been an immense influence on contemporary education, literature, art, science, and philosophy.
Category: Anthroposophy