The Way of Anthroposophy

The Way of Anthroposophy PDF Author: Stewart Copinger Easton
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9780854404643
Category : Animal communication
Languages : en
Pages : 112

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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.

The Way of Anthroposophy

The Way of Anthroposophy PDF Author: Stewart Copinger Easton
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9780854404643
Category : Animal communication
Languages : en
Pages : 112

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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.

The Anthroposophic Movement

The Anthroposophic Movement PDF Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855846365
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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This course of lectures was given at a pivotal point in the development of the anthroposophic movement. Just months before, an act of arson had caused the destruction of the first Goetheanum, and its darkened ruins appeared to reflect the fragmentations within the Anthroposophical Society. Divisions were appearing amongst members and friends, with individual energies increasingly routed to external initiatives and practical projects. It became apparent that a new impetus was needed. In this turbulent context, Steiner delivers these lectures in a calm, lively and informal style. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, he says, a yearning for spiritual nourishment arose within Western culture, and organizations such as the Theosophical Society gained in popularity. Despite his direct involvement in these events, Steiner describes in dispassionate tones how the spiritual movements behind theosophy and anthroposophy were able to work together harmoniously, before an unavoidable separation took place. Steiner’s expansive review of the anthroposophic movement is an important narrative account of the developing Western spiritual tradition and the history of the Mysteries. These lectures also offer rare perceptions of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Those who identify with the movement he founded will discover revelatory insights to its background and possibilities for its future development within the broader evolution of humankind.

The Karma of Anthroposophy

The Karma of Anthroposophy PDF Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 185584429X
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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In 1924, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of urgent, impassioned, talks to members of the Anthroposophical Society regarding their karma and its relationship to the culture of the time. Steiner's words characterize vividly a spiritual battle, of forces gathering to fight for the soul of humanity itself. 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.

The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy

The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy PDF Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999120
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 223

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"We live today at a time when the full mystery of the Resurrection body can become manifest to human beings out of the inspirations of Michael.... This was accomplished by Rudolf Steiner not just in a theoretical sense but also practically, and came about through the establishing of a path, accessible to all human beings, which leads to a union with the forces of the Resurrection body." Sergei Prokofieff approaches the deepest mysteries of the Turning Point of Time (the Christ event) through Rudolf Steiner's spiritual research. At its heart stands the question of the restoration of the "phantom" of the physical body and its transformation into the resurrected body of Christ through the Mystery of Golgotha. The author draws a broad and differentiated picture of the tasks and possibilities that the Easter event--as well as Ascension and Pentecost--present, both for the individual and humanity. The final chapter considers the mystery of Easter Saturday, through which the two polar aspects of the Mystery of Golgotha--death and resurrection--interconnect, also explaining the relationship between the Earth Spirit and the interior of the Earth. An appendix tackles the phenomenon of stigmatization from a spiritual-scientific perspective. C O N T E N T S Preface 1. The Mystery of Golgotha and Spiritual Communion Various kinds of Communion 2. Easter, Ascension, and Whitsun in the Light of Anthroposophy The Inner Relationship between Easter, Ascension, and Whitsun 3. The Resurrection and the Interior of the Earth Regarding the Relationship of the Earth Spirit to the Interior of the Earth Appendix: The Forces of the Phantom and Stigmatization Afterword Addendum: Responses to Questions

Anthroposophy and the Philosophy of Freedom

Anthroposophy and the Philosophy of Freedom PDF Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999023
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 300

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Some people's path to Anthroposophy leads them directly to Rudolf Steiner's early work Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom, which becomes the philosophical basis for further exploration. Steiner referred to this as a "safe" approach. However, the destiny of many leads them directly to Anthroposophy itself, perhaps through one of its practical initiatives such as Waldorf education or biodynamics, sometimes making it difficult to relate to the cognitive basis of Anthroposophy. In this unique study, Prokofieff offers a fresh approach to Steiner's crucial book, Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path. He shows why the book is so important to Anthroposophy as the work in which Steiner lays a foundation for his method of spiritual research. In Steiner's own words, "One who is willing can indeed find the basic principles of Anthroposophy in my Philosophy of Freedom." Prokofieff discusses the Christian nature of the anthroposophic means of cognition and how it is integral to freedom and love. This in turn reveals the deeply Christian roots of Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path and its importance for modern Christian esoteric work. In considering its multifaceted cosmic and human dimension, Prokofieff discusses Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path in relation to the mystery of the Resurrection, the work of the hierarchies, the being Anthroposophia, the "Fifth Gospel," Steiner's path of initiation, the Rosicrucian and Michaelic impulses, the life between death and rebirth, the Foundation Stone, the Christian mysteries of karma, and the science of the Grail.

Anthroposophy and the Inner Life

Anthroposophy and the Inner Life PDF Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855844680
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 134

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Although these nine lectures were given to an audience that had been studying anthroposophy, or spiritual science, for many years, they were nevertheless described by Rudolf Steiner as an ‘introductory course’. Given shortly after the Christmas Foundation Meeting, in which Rudolf Steiner refounded and renewed the Anthroposophical Society, these lectures reformulate the content of spiritual science from a condensed, personal, experiential point of view. What Steiner presented in his fundamental work Theosophy in a descriptive, systematic way, is complemented here with great intensity, challenging us to cultivate a living experience of the spiritual nature of ourselves and of the world. This volume is therefore an invaluable companion to the book Theosophy. Given the unique nature of these lectures, they are suitable for both the advanced student and the beginner who wishes to embark on an exploration, however tentative, of the vast range of Rudolf Steiner’s work.

Judaism and Anthroposophy

Judaism and Anthroposophy PDF Author: Fred Paddock
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880105101
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 187

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This book was initiated by the Rudolf Steiner Library where the librarian Fred Paddock had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting edge writings by European anthroposophists.

Communicating Anthroposophy

Communicating Anthroposophy PDF Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621480453
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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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.

Working with Anthroposophy

Working with Anthroposophy PDF Author: Georg Kuhlewind
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880103619
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 95

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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 Kühlewind 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 Kühlewind's works, this book opens new insights with each reading. FROM THE BOOK "Anthroposophy was given to thinking as an idea and, through thinking, to the heart as a luminous warmth. But for about 150 years, a battle has raged around thinking: Will it fall prey to the mechanism of the brain? Will 'the brain thinks' become a reality? Or will thinking strengthen itself in its autonomy, and thereby become able to think actively, freely, and even oppose the existing mechanisms of the brain, dissolving and transforming them? When the cerebral apparatus dominates thinking, it makes no difference what we think, or think we think... "Working with Anthroposophy can help make our thinking and psychological being ever more independent of the predetermined structures of the brain and the physical body. The aim of studying anthroposophy, therefore, is not knowledge of some contents falsely considered as information, but is an activity, an event." C O N T E N T S Foreword 1. the Character of Spiritual Science 2. Healthy Human Understanding 3. Contents 4. Knowledge and Ability: Knowing and Doing 5. Enslavement 6. Temptation 7. Right Study Afterword: 1. The Transmission of Anthroposophy 2. On Speculative Anthroposophy Appendices

Why Become a Member of the Anthroposophical Society?

Why Become a Member of the Anthroposophical Society? PDF Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999384
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 127

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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). C O N T E N T S Preface 1. The Anthroposophical Society and the Being Anthroposophia 2. The New Group Souls 3. From Individual to the Social Realm 4. The Four Main Consequences of the Christmas Conference 5. The Karma of the Anthroposophical Society 6. The Spirit of the Christmas Conference 7. The Foundation Stone and the Etheric Return of the Christ 8. The New Community-building Principle 9. The Michael Mystery and the Tasks of the Anthroposophical Society 10. The Christmas Conference and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz 11. The Particular Esotericism of the Anthroposophical Society 12. The General Anthroposophical Society and Its Founder Rudolf Steiner