Anthroposophy and the Inner Life

Anthroposophy and the Inner Life

This volume is therefore an invaluable companion to the book Theosophy.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855844179

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 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.
Categories: Anthroposophy

Community Life Inner Development Sexuality and the Spiritual Teacher

Community Life  Inner Development  Sexuality  and the Spiritual Teacher

This collection of lectures contains Steiner's strongest statements on the issues of human relationships within a spiritual community.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 088010354X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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This collection of lectures contains Steiner's strongest statements on the issues of human relationships within a spiritual community. Occasioned by a scandal involving people influenced by psychoanalysis, these lectures are Steiner's comprehensive assessment of Freud's work and psychoanalysis as a whole. Steiner shows, our physical life, including human sexuality, has spiritual roots; and that looking to sexuality for the explanation of human behavior is therefore looking in the wrong direction. He also makes clear that becoming part of a spiritual community, such as the Anthroposophical Society, entails special responsibilities and a new way of being.
Categories: Philosophy

Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

A collection of best loved lectures containing practical insights for day-to-day living--four lectures presented in 1909 and 1912.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880104279

Category: Social Science

Page: 81

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A collection of best loved lectures containing practical insights for day-to-day living--four lectures presented in 1909 and 1912.
Categories: Social Science

Inner Life of the Earth

Inner Life of the Earth

The seven authors in The Inner Life of the Earth approach this difficult and little-discussed topic from different directions.

Author: Leary, Paul V.

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109222

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Throughout human history, ancient wisdom and traditional myths have placed human beings between the heavens and the underworld, describing the heavens as the light-filled realm of the gods and the source of goodness, and characterizing the underworld as a demon-filled realm of darkness and the source of evil. Modern science, however, denies the heavens and knows little of the Earth's interior -- even physically -- beyond the first few miles, after which it simply resorts to conjecture based on the extrapolation of existing sensory data. In other words, natural science fails to take into account that the Earth is a living, spiritual being and ignores the presence of its soul-spiritual qualities and influences. To remedy this, during the early twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner researched the psychic, spiritual, and cosmic nature of the Earth's interior. He described how the different layers of the inner Earth affect and interact with human beings living on Earth. More theologically and cosmically, he spoke of the layers of "Hell," through which Jesus Christ traveled in the period between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, uniting and integrating himself with the Earth and with human destiny. The seven authors in The Inner Life of the Earth approach this difficult and little-discussed topic from different directions. They discuss how the forces emanating from the interior of the Earth affect the weather, our atmosphere, human beings, and how human behavior in turn affects them, showing that earthly and human evolution are a unity and should never be thought of as occurring separately. They also discuss the deep significance of Christ's incarnation, by which he united with the Earth to become the Spirit of the Earth. Without Christ's deed, the Mystery of Golgotha, which reunites cosmic and human evolution with the divine, human beings would be unable to work in freedom with Christ or with Sophia, divine feminine Wisdom, in her form as the Soul of the Earth, to overcome evil and help lift all creation toward goodness and greater human, cosmic, and divine fellowship.
Categories: Religion

What is Anthroposophy

What is Anthroposophy

3 selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner This is one of those books that can change your life.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880105062

Category: Psychology

Page: 90

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3 selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner This is one of those books that can change your life. Radical, thought-provoking, and indeed mind-boggling, it leads to a completely new way of looking at what it means to be human--a spiritual being in a universe that itself is not just physical, but psychic and spiritual as well. These three previously untranslated lectures are a masterly introduction to what Rudolf Steiner means by "Anthroposophy." They explain why Steiner describes this path--which means literally "the wisdom of the human being"--as one that "unites what is spiritual in the human being with what is spiritual in the universe." Steiner begins by describing what happens when we die. He shows the relationship between our physical life on Earth and the etheric, astral, and spiritual life of the cosmos. He also explains how physical lives are completely interwoven with cosmic existence, and how the "miss-ing links" in evolution are spiritual in nature. Steiner then demonstrates what he calls the "dilettantism" and "soullessness" of mainstream psychology. He points out that, since the second half of the nineteenth century, the idea of the soul has been lost and that, consequently, understanding of our inner lives is without a sure foundation. A very different view emerges, however, from a truly spiritual perspective. In the third lec-ture, Steiner takes as his guide our three states of being--waking, dreaming, and sleeping. He describes in detail what happens in these three states and how each is bound up with our lives as physical, psychic, and spiritual beings. With the profound insights in this book, the world becomes a much larger, richer, and more exciting place to live. CONTENTS Introduction by Christopher Bamford 1. The Physical Perspective 2. The Psychological Perspective 3. The Spiritual Perspective
Categories: Psychology

Anthroposophy A Fragment

Anthroposophy  A Fragment

Theosophy sees this inner aspect as containing seeds that can begin to sprout.
When they do, we do not merely experience inner realities but enter into a world
that is no less external to us than the sense-perceptible world. Our inner ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109567

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.
Categories: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Anthroposophical Understanding of the Soul

The Anthroposophical Understanding of the Soul

Drawing on ideas of Goethe, Brentano, Husserl, Scheler, and Rudolf Steiner, Zeylmans van Emmichoven uses the soul's own self-perception as his method of clarifying the mysteries of the inner life. What does he find?

Author: Frederik Willem Zeylmans van Emmichoven

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621510765

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 170

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Categories: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Aims of Anthroposophy

The Aims of Anthroposophy

Modern thinkingÐand from a certain point of view rightly soÐis more concerned
with attention to the outer world. ... notice a change in your inner life, which I
would like to compare with something in outward life: if you keep exercising a
muscle, ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855845718

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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In his final lectures to the general public, Rudolf Steiner speaks with great clarity and purpose about the inner and outer necessity of the anthroposophical impulse in modern times. Following the fire that destroyed the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland, Steiner had focused his efforts on rebuilding and reorganizing the Anthroposophical Society. But he also continued to travel and speak to the public – in Prague, Vienna and Basel – to explain the purpose of the Goetheanum and to elucidate the broader aims of his spiritual work. These lectures, including a semi-public series in Dornach, are gathered here and published in English for the first time, together with an introduction, notes and index. The volume features the following lectures: ‘The Purpose of the Goetheanum and the Aims of Anthroposophy’; ‘Enhancing Human Powers of Perception to Develop Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition’; ‘Human Soul Life and the Development of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition’; ‘Experience and Perception of the Activities of Thinking and Speech’; ‘The Physical World and Moral-Spiritual Impulses’: ‘Four Stages of Inner Experience’; ‘Perceiving the Etheric World’; ‘Soul’s Eternity in the Light of Anthroposophy’; ‘Human Development and Education in the Light of Anthroposophy’; ‘Supersensible Perception, Anthroposophy as a Contemporary Need’; ‘Anthroposophy and the Ethical and Religious Life’; ‘How Do We Gain Knowledge of the Supersensible World?’
Categories: Religion

First Steps in Inner Development

First Steps in Inner Development

This book is not only for beginners. Wherever you are on the path, this book will be your companion. CONTENTS: Introduction by Christopher Bamford 1. The Inner Life 2. The Path 3. First Steps 4.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880104643

Category: Self-Help

Page: 94

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Rudolf Steiner is perhaps best known for his influence and wisdom in the fields of education, agriculture, medicine, science, and art. It is often forgotten that it was as a spiritual teacher that he made these contributions. Unfortunately, while his immediate students had the advantage of Steiner as a personal guide to their inner lives, later readers have had only his written works to guide them. Steiner, however, did give a few lectures on inner development--especially on beginning a path of practice. This book now collects these lectures--some of which have never been in English--for the first time. It also contains a number of the basic meditations and exercises shared by Steiner with his students. Here readers will find descriptions of various practical exercises, including exercises for the moral qualities that students must develop, and for the various qualities of consciousness that inner development requires. This book is not only for beginners. Wherever you are on the path, this book will be your companion. CONTENTS: Introduction by Christopher Bamford 1. The Inner Life 2. The Path 3. First Steps 4. Ways to Inner Development (extracts) Six Essential Exercises The Three Ways The Christian Way 5. How Does the Soul Find Its True Being? Bibliography
Categories: Self-Help

Man and World In the Light of Anthroposophy

Man and World In the Light of Anthroposophy

But anthroposophy, unlike so many philosophies and religions that have affected
the inner life of individuals, has also led to practical work based upon its specific
teachings about the world and man. Steiner's teachings about the nature of the ...

Author: Stewart C. Easton

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621510949

Category:

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Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts

Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts

Anthroposophy as a Path of Knowledge - The Michael Mystery Rudolf Steiner.
W H A T IS ... His outward form was similar to what it is to-day, and he had an
inner life of individual stamp and character. Earthly lives emerge, revealing that
the ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855843165

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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'Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the universe.' (From the first 'Leading Thought'.) This key volume contains Rudolf Steiner's so-called 'Leading thoughts' and 'Letters' written for members of the Anthroposophical Society. In brief paragraphs, they succinctly present Rudolf Steiner's science of the spirit, Anthroposophy, as a modern path of knowledge. Invaluable as clear summaries of Rudolf Steiner's fundamental lines of thought, they are intended not as doctrine, but as a stimulus and focus for study and discussion. Their intention, as Rudolf Steiner states, is to contribute to a 'unity and organic wholeness of the work of the Society without there being any question of constraint'
Categories: Religion

Anthroposophic Medicine for all the Family

Anthroposophic Medicine for all the Family

Sleep disorders and anxiety For an anthroposophic doctor the subject of this
chapter could be inner lifestyle112, even if it seems obvious that every action we
perform in our physical life has effects on our inner life. A classic example is
sleep: ...

Author: Sergio Maria Francardo

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855844940

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 334

View: 190

This invaluable book not only provides practical suggestions and advice regarding common medical issues and ailments, but also presents the fundamental principles of anthroposophic medicine. It explains the underlying picture of disorders in the human organism and the therapeutic approach of anthroposophic medical practice, giving answers to the questions that, in an ideal world, a patient would like to discuss at length with his or her doctor. Anthroposophic Medicine for all the Family illustrates some of the key remedies and procedures used in the treatment of common ailments as diverse as influenza, asthma, menstrual pain, sunburn, hypertension and childhood illnesses. It provides support for anyone seeking to improve their health whilst involving the reader in a conscious process of healing and self-development. SERGIO MARIA FRANCARDO has worked as an anthroposophic doctor in Milan since 1980. He is a member of the Technical-Scientific Committee on Complementary Medicine in the Region of Lombardy and the author of numerous articles and conference contributions on anthroposophic medicine and the importance of diet in the prevention of disorders.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Inner Reading and Inner Hearing

Inner Reading and Inner Hearing

The volume closes with two wonderful lectures in celebration of Christmas. Here Steiner has a threefold emphasis: Christ, supraearthly, glorious, and divine, fully united with humanity and the Earth and born in each human heart.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621511359

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 160

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These two lecture courses, given just after the beginning of World War I, stand as a kind of unexpected gift. A few months later, once the war became a reality, the possibilities for esoteric work would change and it would become more difficult to do spiritual research. But in the short interval before the true horror of the conflict unfolded, Rudolf Steiner was able to give these lectures, which lay out in the clearest fashion the path of anthroposophic meditation, and its assumptions, language, and consequences.
Categories: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Logos structure of the World

The Logos structure of the World

1915):7V«*M/.\- ,«tt« of the Archangel Michael (GA 194) (Spring Valley, N.Y.:
Anthroposophic Press. 1961). lecture of November 30. ... 1918); Anthroposophy
and the Inner Life (GA 234) (Suffolk. England: Rudolf Steiner Press. 1992).
lecture of ...

Author: Georg Kühlewind

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0940262487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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The aim of this book is to show that the world, including human beings and their consciousness, is not originally a world of thing but a world of words; that fundamentally the world has the structure of a text; and that it is therefore possible to read it like a test (Georg Kühlewind). To realize this goal one must keep in mind three different approaches, or disciplines: epistemology, psychology, and linguistics. These are united by the phenomenology - "empiricism of consciousness" - used by the author, who always speaks from and toward experience. This is no ordinary text. It is a guide to philosophical experience - to the experience of cognition itself.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing the Self

Developing the Self

Developing the self through the inner work path in the light of anthroposophy

Author: Lisa Romero

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648490459

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 154

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Developing the self through the inner work path in the light of anthroposophy
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

How to Know Higher Worlds

How to Know Higher Worlds

This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880103728

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904. He begins with the premise that "the capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us." Steiner carefully and precisely leads the reader from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. Steiner provides practical exercises of inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines, new "organs" of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us. Steiner in this important work becomes a teacher, a counselor, and a friend whose advice is practical, clear, and effective. The challenges we face in life require increasingly deeper levels of understanding, and Steiner's text helps readers to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them at the service of humanity. This is Steiner's most essential guide to the modern path of initiation he advocated throughout his life. It has been translated into many languages and has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. How to Know Higher Worlds has been admired by some of the most brilliant minds of our time. Contents: Foreword by Arthur Zajonc Prefaces by Rudolf Steiner How to Know Higher Worlds The Stages of Initiation Initiation Practical Considerations Requirements for Esoteric Training Some Effects of Initiation Changes in the Dream Life of the Esoteric Student Achieving Continuity of Consciousness The Splitting of the Personality in Esoteric Training The Guardian of the Threshold Life and Death: The Great Guardian of the Threshold Epilogue (1918) Afterword by Arthur Zajonc Index "A true classic of spiritual literature. It is one of the best ways I know for opening up one's life to the spiritual realms in a manner that is balanced, integrated, and loving. It is the product of a great soul who pointed out new routes into the interior." --David Spangler, author of Blessing: The Art and the Practice "It is not only a personal guide to the spirit, but also a path through self-knowledge to compassionate action in the world."--Arthur Zajonc, author of Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind
Categories: Philosophy

Sources of Inspiration of Anthroposophy

Sources of Inspiration of Anthroposophy

The innermost life of the soul , the being of the ego , is indeed love or the power
of Intuition , as Rudolf Steiner and before him J. G. Fichte have proclaimed .
Goethe's words describe this freedom : ' Everything arbitrary and imagined
collapses ...

Author: Sigismund Von Gleich

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 0904693872

Category:

Page: 56

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Christ, the powers of karma, the Archangel Michael, the Grail, Sophia--whatever has been founded on earth out of spiritual sources can only remain alive and fruitful if it can repeatedly draw nourishment from these original sources, suggests the author in this well-crafted book. Gleich, who bases his research on Rudolf Steiner's work, presents "the fivefold stream of inspiration out of the spiritual world" that is the foundation of Anthroposophy.
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Inner Development

Inner Development

The focus of this book is the spiritual work in the "school"-the community-of Michael.

Author: Tomberg, Valentin

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109208

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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The focus of this book is the spiritual work in the "school"-the community-of Michael. What does this mean? At the end of the eighteenth century, the Archangel Michael revealed the new mystery that has manifested on Earth as spiritual science, or anthroposophy. Its essence involves the renewal of our knowledge of the mysteries of karma and human destiny. Those who are drawn to this school have a special relationship to the human faculty of thinking-their inner feeling for truth has the strength of iron. This feeling for truth helps them to become companions of Michael at the threshold of the spiritual world. These talks deal with the spiritual path of anthroposophy in its Christian Rosicrudian aspect. Tomberg speaks openly and honestly about meditation, the various stages of consciousness (imagination, inspiration, and intuition), the "guardian of the threshold," and the esoteric trials one encounters along the way. He concludes by describing the life of Rudolf Steiner as the life of a Christian initiate.
Categories: Religion

A Bridge to Spirit

A Bridge to Spirit

Understanding Conscious Development and Consciousness Altering Substances as it relates to the the modern human being who's interior life has become industrialized.

Author: Lisa Romero

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648578925

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

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Understanding Conscious Development and Consciousness Altering Substances as it relates to the the modern human being who's interior life has become industrialized. Humanity has a choice to strengthen their inner life to overcome interior industrialization through building inner capacities. Substance use is a diversion from this path.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mystery of the Heart

The Mystery of the Heart

Refer to Rudolf Steiner's lecture of January 19, 1924, in Anthroposophy and the
Inner Life, Waldorf Institute, Adelphi University, 1992; Anthroposophy: An
Introduction, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1983, GA 234. 6. “Cogito ergo sum,” (“I think, ...

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880107518

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

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Today we know very little about the true nature of the human heart. Our knowledge arises only from a materialistic or an emotional standpoint. In this astonishing and inspiring book, Peter Selg focuses on the evolution of the spiritual understanding of the heart as transmitted through Aristotle, the Gospels, and Hebrew Scriptures to the Middle Ages, when, in the light of the Mystery of Golgotha and its sacramental life, it was synthesized and transformed by Thomas Aquinas, after whom, with the rise of modern science it, was lost until Goethe began a process of recovery and development that led to its complete renewal and transformation in Rudolf Steiner.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit