What is Anthroposophy?

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781902636788

Category: Psychology

Page: 42

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Unlike other works on this theme, Sergei Prokofieff's short book is really more of a personal work than it is an introduction to Anthroposophy. The author presupposes the reader's familiarity with the basic principles of Anthroposophy and focuses on the central Christological insights that make up the core of Rudolf Steiner's philosophy. This book is personal in the sense that it reflects one person's endeavors to build a connection to Anthroposophy. As the author states in his preface, "As soon as we comprehend Anthroposophy as something living, we are concerned not merely with defining it intellectually but, rather, with developing a real relationship to it." He continues, "The content [of this book] will probably reveal more about the author and his relationship to Anthroposophy than about [Anthroposophy] itself, for its nature is basically beyond description and consequently evades any purely intellectual definition." This is a valuable addition to the body of secondary literature on Anthroposophy from an established and well-respected author on the subject. Contents: Anthroposophy and the Riddle of Man The Anthroposophical Path of Knowledge Ego-Consciousness and the Mystery of Golgotha Rudolf Steiner's Path of Development The Being of the Christ and the Mystery of Man
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What is Anthroposophy?

An Answer in Outline to this Question

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Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 34

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Why Become a Member of the Anthroposophical Society?

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999384

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 117

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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 Societyfor whatever reason the individual might make itoccurs on such a basis, does it also have spiritual justification" (from the preface).
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The Anthroposophic Movement

Eight Lectures Given in Dornach, 10-17 June 1923

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840096

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 135

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An all-encompassing review by Steiner of how the anthroposophic movement came into existence -- leading to the establishment of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an important work for those interested in the history of and impulse behind the anthroposophic movement; for those seeking insights into an important stage in the history of the Mysteries; and for those who wish to know more of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
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Die Philosophie der Freiheit

Grundzüge Einer Modernen Weltanschauung (Classic Reprint)

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364527481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Excerpt from Die Philosophie der Freiheit: Grundzüge Einer Modernen Weltanschauung Wir wollen nicht mehr glauben; wir wollen wies en. Der Glaube fordert Anerkennung von Wahr heiten, die wir nicht ganz durchschauen. Was wir aber nicht durchschauen, widerstrebt dem Indivi duellen, das alles mit seinem tiefsten Innern durch leben will. Nur das Wissen befriedigt uns, das keiner äufseren Norm sich unterwirft, sondern aus dem Innenleben der Persönlichkeit entspringt. Wir wollen auch kein solches Wissen, das in ein gefrornen Schulregeln sich eine für allemal aus gestaltet hat, und in, für alle Zeiten gültigen Kom pendien aufbewahrt ist. Wir halten uns jeder be rechtigt, von seinen nächsten Erfahrungen, seinen unmittelbaren Erlebnissen auszugehen, und von da aus zur Erkenntnis des ganzen Universums aufzusteigen. Wir erstreben ein sicheres Wissen, aber jeder auf seine eigene Art. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Constitution of the School of Spiritual Science

An Introductory Guide

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 185584382X

Category: Religion

Page: 77

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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.
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Principles of Spiritual Science

Author: Carl Unger

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780910142694

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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This slim but challenging volume of three essays supports and extends the basis of Steiner's philosophical and anthroposophical thinking. Students seeking a secure foundation in the supersensible realities of which Steiner speaks will find here a continuing source of inspiration. Unger was asked by Steiner to work further with the spiritual scientific theory of knowledge. This volume is the essence of what he did in this field.
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Social Issues

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109785

Category: Education

Page: 71

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Out of his passionate engagement with the social problems of the modern age, Steiner here discusses the political, economic, and social conflicts of our time as symptoms of faulty thinking. His analysis of economic crises, unemployment, and political uprisings unmasks their true nature as signs of the need for new thinking. In forceful, clear language, Steiner presents his vision of the threefold social order, an order based on free will and spiritual insight and therefore appropriate for free individuals in our time. Steiner's insights come as a fresh breeze of air, awakening us to responsibility and hope.
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Anthroposophy (A Fragment)

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109564

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 97

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This text, outlining a new methodology for the study of human nature, dates from 1910 and was found after Rudolf Steiner's death among his unpublished papers. Steiner had dealt with the same theme earlier in lectures. Asked for a written version, he tried to write down what he had said, but found himself unable to do so-the language would not completely relinquish the words. Nevertheless, what he was able to put down remains a major intellectual and spiritual accomplishment of the twentieth century. Steiner presents anthroposophy, which lies between anthropology and theosophy, as a way of studying the human being. Where anthropology studies the human being on the basis of the senses-i.e. by observation within the limits of the scientific method-theosophy recognizes the human as a spiritual being on the basis of inner experience and seeks to understand what it means to be human in a spiritual world. Between these two approaches-basically those of science and religion-lies anthroposophy, which seeks to study human beings as they present themselves to physical observation, while at the same time seeking to derive indications of the spiritual foundations of phenomena by a process of phenomenological intensification. The results of such phenomenological intensification, though fragmentary and incomplete, are of enormous importance. They constitute the first steps toward a truly cognitive psychology, one that demonstrates the richness of the phenomenological approach to the human being as a sensory organism. Starting from there, Steiner unfolds the seven life processes, the nature of I-experience, the meaning of the human form, and its complex relation to higher spiritual worlds. This is a key work, whose time has truly arrived.
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Anthroposophy

A Quarterly Review of Spiritual Science

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Judaism and Anthroposophy

Author: Fred Paddock

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109238

Category: Education

Page: 110

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Librarian Fred Paddock of the Rudolf Steiner Library initiated this book, because he had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting-edge writings of European anthroposophists. Judaism and Anthroposophy examines the relationship between anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Kabbalah and anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jewish lives in anthroposophy, including those of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst Mller. Also, three leading anthroposophic thinkers explore the question of anti-Semitism. This is an important contribution to the understanding of anthroposophy and its historical and contemporary interface with Judaism. THE CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Schneider: "Christianity and Other Religions" Gnther Rschert: "On Judaism" Ruth Windolf: "The Hebrew Experience of Reality as Contrasted with the Greek" Schmuel Hugo Bergman: "The Blessing" Shimon Levy: "What Is the Contribution of Judaism to the Life of Anthroposophy?" Rolf Umbach: "The Kabbalah, an Esoteric Bridge to Christianity?" David Schweitzer: "Spiritual Background: The Cosmic Christ in Judaism" Hans Jrgen Bracker: "The Individual and Unity of Humankind-An Account of the Zionist and Anthroposophist Ernst Mller" Gerhard Wehr: "Between Martin Buber and Rudolf Steiner: Hugo Bergman in Martin Buber's Biography" Rudi Lissau: "Chosen Destiny" Samuel Ichmann: "What God Is-or Isn't: A Jewish Waldorf Teacher's View" Ralf Sonnenberg: "The Dark Side of the Enlightenment-The Eighteenth Century, changing Perception of the World, and Anti-Semitism in the Early Modern Age Jnos Darvas: "Franois Joseph Molitor's Philosophy of History-Judaism As the Miniature Reflection ofHumanity" Dirk Lorenz: "Against a Return to Normality-Accusations of Anti-Semitism As an Occasion for Self-Examination"
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The Foundation Stone

The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855840758

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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This volume brings together for the first time two classic booklets: The Foundation Stone and The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. The former contains Rudolf Steiner's comments of the Foundation Stone Meditation made during the refounding of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference of 1923-24. This key meditation -- of which several alternative translations are included -- holds a central place in the meditative life of many students of Rudolf Steiner's work.The second booklet contains a number of letters that Rudolf Steiner wrote to members of the Anthroposophical Society following the Christmas Conference. In them he gave valuable thoughts on the new character of the Society and guidelines for its conduct and relation to the world following its refounding.
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Approaches to Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855841512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 66

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These lectures provide an excellent introduction to some of the leading themes of anthroposophy. Steiner carefully corrects certain misunderstandings that had arisen regarding his spiritual-scientific research and demonstrates how anthroposophy has nothing whatever to do with mysticism or spiritualism; nor is it simply a revival of ancient esoteric teachings. Rather, it is a genuinely modern spiritual teaching for Western humanity that builds upon the achievements of science and develops its exact methodology further into the investigation of spiritual realities through the awakening of higher organs of perception.
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