A History of the School of Spiritual Science

A History of the School of Spiritual Science

562 The next step taken was the establishing of the Ita Wegman Group as a Branch of the Anthroposophical Society . Then Karl König took the first steps to begin the work with the First Class . Conversation took place with some ...

Author: Johannes Kiersch

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636805

Category: History

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The School of Spiritual Science and its individual sections was initiated by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas Conference (1923-1924). His intention, in his own words, was to present "the esoteric aspect." It was to have three classes, though only the First Class was instituted before Steiner's death in 1925. Recently, the written records on which the teaching of the First Class is based have been published in both German and English, which has given rise to a number of questions. Consequently, the council of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland, commissioned Johannes Kiersch to write a history of this unique organization. The result is an overview of the First Class and its development, from the early esotericism developed by Rudolf Steiner while still connected with the Theosophical Society, to the period following World War II. The author provides individual commentaries on the first "mediators" of the school, including Lili Kolisko, Harry Collison, and Count Polzer-Hoditz. The book also presents some thirty-seven original documents in an extensive appendix, which features personal notes, letters, and speeches connected with the Esoteric School. A History of the School of Spiritual Science presents a balanced history of the birth and development of the First Class and its struggles through the controversial splits and conflicts that followed Steiner's death. As Kiersch states, "The aim has been, above all, to come as close as possible to the sources and offer historical material for individuals to form their own opinion." C O N T E N T S Preface 1. Introduction 2. Early Esotericism 3. The "Attempt" made in 1911 4. Founding and Development of the School of Spiritual Science up to March 1925 5. Developments up to the Second World War 6. The First "Meditators" 7. Between Free Rendering and Reading Aloud--How Can the First Class "Rise Again"? 8. A Brief Look at Developments after the Second World War Appendices
Categories: History

Rudolf Steiner s Foundation Stone Meditation

Rudolf Steiner s Foundation Stone Meditation

Ita Wegman and Karl KoÈnig: Letters and Documents (2009) Karl KoÈnig: My Task: Autobiography and Biographies (Ed.) (2008) Karl KoÈnig's Path to Anthroposophy (2008) On Child Development and Waldorf Education: I Am Different from.

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999414

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Rudolf Steiner spoke the Foundation Stone meditation at the Christmas Conference of the General Anthroposophical Society in 1923, giving it to the Society's members for the strengthening of their forces. The meditation's words contain, to quote Sergei O. Prokofieff, 'the quintessence of the whole of anthroposophy'. Thus, Steiner was bestowing on the members the potential to deal resolutely with the specific tasks awaiting them. In this short but potent volume, Peter Selg suggests further that the Foundation Stone meditation represents the concerns of every individual of the modern age, allowing each of us to maintain our humanity in the face of the challenges and catastrophes of the present and future. Rudolf Steiner said that one could hear the words of the meditation 'sounding' in one's heart. This process of 'hearing' will acquire even more significance and reality in future, and can be of enormous help to anyone who opens themselves to it.It is against this background that Selg has written this introductory book: to promote awareness of the meditation, understanding of its historic place in the catastrophic twentieth century, and its critical but latent contribution to the future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Anthroposophie in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Anthroposophie in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Ita Wegman, die Ärztin und enge Mitarbeiterin Rudolf Steiners – Rudolf Steiner war im Jahr 1925 gestorben –, begleitete die Arbeit aller ... Erinnerungen an die Jahre der Aufbauarbeit, Dornach 1999; Hans Müller-Wiedemann: Karl König.

Author: Rahel Uhlenhoff

Publisher: BWV Verlag

ISBN: 9783830519300

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 806

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Categories: Anthroposophy

The Last Three Years

The Last Three Years

Ita Wegman in Ascona 1940-1943 Peter Selg ... Whitsun 1924:Rudolf Steiner and the Beginnings of Biodynamics (2010) Karl König's Path to Anthroposophy (2008) ON ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE AND CURATIVE EDUCATION: I Am for GoingAhead:Ita ...

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621480525

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Ita Wegman spent the last three years of her life in Tessin, in the Casa Andrea Cristoforo. In this secluded province, largely protected from the destructive events of those years and imbued with certain forces, she developed a great work for the future, gathering, leading, and nurturing people both therapeutically and spiritually, preparing for the war’s end with the full intensity of her being. Her last three years were a period of devotion to Rudolf Steiner and his work, as well as to esoteric Christianity—to the forces of the Archangel Michael and to Christ for the present and future. She continued to take a great interest in the difficulties of her time and never ceased to participate in events—taking in refugee children and the homeless, keeping up extensive correspondences with others, struggling with aid organizations and various agencies, caring daily for the afflicted and for patients and colleagues. On March 4, 1943, Ita Wegman passed into the spiritual worlds, well prepared and with all of the spiritual intentions of a Christian initiate. This book contributes to documenting the final phase of Ita Wegman’s life, focusing on the forces of the future that emerged in her. It draws on her notebooks from her time in Ascona, as well as from her extensive correspondence and memories of those who lived and worked at Casa Andrea Cristoforo. She remained upstanding, free, and positive with an esoteric Christian orientation and felt that she was obligated only to her conscience and to the spiritual world for which Rudolf Steiner stood and that she served. This book was originally published in German as «Die letzten drei Jahre. Ita Wegman in Ascona 1940–1943» (Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2004).
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spiritual Resistance

Spiritual Resistance

Ita Wegman 1933-1935 Peter Selg ... emphasis (involving studies onRudolf Steiner's second “Course forYoung Doctors,”studies onembryology with KarlKönig, aswellas artistic therapy exercises in music, eurythmy therapy and painting).

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621480662

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

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From 1933 to 1935, Ita Wegman was confronted by both Nazi fascism and internal crises in the General Anthroposophical Society. During those years, she traveled to Palestine in the fall of 1934 following a grave illness that nearly ended with her death. Her correspondence during this period, as well as her notes on the trip, reveal the great biographical importance to her of these travels and indeed the whole scope of her spiritual experiences in 1934. Ita Wegman had unambiguous perspectives and a uniquely clear view of both the political threat and her social-spiritual task during this period. There was, however, a radical change in her inner stance toward the opposition, aggression, and defamation she encountered within anthroposophic contexts in reaction to her intense, purely motivated efforts. She tried to live and work in true accord with her inner impulses and, ultimately, with Rudolf Steiner’s legacy, especially within the anthroposophic movement. Doing so, she increasingly found her way to her own distinctive and uncompromising path. The author reveals the general nature of those three years—a period whose distinctive spiritual and Christological task and dramatic dangers Rudolf Steiner had foreseen in 1923: “If these men [the Nazis] gain government power, I will no longer be able to set foot on German soil.” Ita Wegman’s efforts in 1933 to confront the dark powers of National Socialism and the convulsions in Dornach, which she experienced firsthand, as well as her subsequent illness and the clarity of her “Christological conversion” in 1934 to ’35, reveal a very specific, intrinsically comprehensible and forward-looking quality whose spiritual signature is clearly prefigured in Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual-scientific predictions. In this book, Peter Selg focuses exclusively on Ita Wegman, her development, and her words, simply presenting the processes she went through and, implicitly, their extraordinary spiritual nature, without any attempt at interpretation. This focus arises from the governing premise that the mysteries of a great life such as that of Ita Wegman reveal themselves in the details. Tracing the subtle steps in her life allow us deeper insight into Ita Wegman’s being. She herself wrote, “In general meetings or gatherings, people always understood me poorly because I lacked a smooth way of expressing myself. But people of goodwill always understood what I meant.” This book was originally published in German as Geistiger Widerstand und Überwindung. Ita Wegman 1933–1935 by Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2005.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Earth and Man

Earth and Man

Karl Konig. doctors and healers, to face the realm of present-day atomic science and technics. In conclusion, I would like to say ... developed in conjunction with Dr. Ita Wegman, how can this come to life in the English-speaking world?

Author: Karl König

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621511847

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Into the Heart s Land

Into the Heart s Land

This came to the fore especially after Ita Wegman's expulsion from the Vorstand in 1935 , an event which also involved Karl König and many of their common friends [ see chapter twenty - nine ] . But it also shows that the group of ...

Author: Henry Barnes

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114532877

Category: Religion

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Henry Barnes, the author of A Life for the Sprit, brings us a comprehensive view of the roots and development of anthroposophy throughout North America. From its seminal beginnings with a few hearty souls in New York City, it moved across the prairies to the west coast and beyond, to Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii, and took root in the hearts and minds of the ?new world.' Here is the story of those adventurous spirits who took responsibility for bringing the work of Rudolf Steiner to North America in the form of study groups, agricultural initiatives, Waldorf and special education, the arts, and so much more.
Categories: Religion

Ludwig Polzer Hoditz A European

Ludwig Polzer Hoditz  A European

... Ita Wegman and Mien Viehoff before heading for home. * For the first time in years Josef spent two weeks at Tannbach in September. His condition had very much improved thanks to the efforts of Albrecht Strohschein and Karl KoÈnig.

Author: Meyer, T.H.

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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Finally available in English, Thomas Meyer’s major biography of Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz (1869-1945) offers a panoramic view of an exceptional life. One of Rudolf Steiner’s most valued and independent-minded colleagues, Polzer-Hoditz was born in Prague – in the midst of the Austro-Hungarian Empire – to an aristocratic family with royal connections. Leaving behind the traditions of his background, he was to become a key actor in Steiner’s regenerative ‘threefold’ social impulses, working tirelessly for a genuinely unified and free Europe. Polzer-Hoditz also fought to protect Rudolf Steiner’s esoteric legacy and the integrity of the Anthroposophical Society that had been founded to further his work. Following Steiner’s untimely death, Polzer-Hoditz fostered a broad range of friendships and alliances with key figures such as D.N. Dunlop, Walter Johannes Stein and Ita Wegman. In a bid to avoid further division and conflict, he made significant interventions to alter the tragic course of events that consumed the Anthroposophical Society, although he was unable to stop the major split within the membership that was to follow. In the final decade of his life he concentrated his energies on world issues, seeking to influence events in Europe in particular, lecturing widely and writing a number of books and memoranda. In contrast to the destructive ‘special interests’ of the national and religious groups that craved dominion and power, Polzer-Hoditz sought to build a true understanding between Central and Eastern Europe and to cultivate a spiritual connection with the West. Meyer’s book is a pioneering work in biographical literature, structured in four main sections that reflect the stages of an individual’s personal development. In the concluding section he studies world events up to the present day, practising a method referred to as a ‘symptomatological observation of history’, which Polzer-Hoditz himself sought to develop. Much more than a standard biography, Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz presents a vibrantly living picture of how a spiritual individuality can work in human culture and history – in past, present and future. This first English edition is based on the latest German version and features additional material.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Time Is at Hand

The Time Is at Hand

... following the death of Rudolf Steiner, Ita Wegman, M.D., as headof theMedicalSection atthe Goetheanum,inaugurated a course for ... This in turn paved theway for later work withnursesin Camphill underthe guidance of Karl König, M.D., ...

Author: Paul Marshall Allen

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109864

Category: FICTION

Page: 133

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In 1795 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe produced his tale of tales-The fairytale of "The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily," an extraordinary masterwork that is unique among Goethe's works. An initiatory fable of transformation, the tale arose out of the Rosicrucian, alchemical impulses that play an important role in Faust and Goethe's other writings. Among those influenced by it was Rudolf Steiner, whose mystery dramas employ similar themes. The authors begin by placing the fairytale against the background of Goethe's life and cultural setting. They then discuss its importance in the development of Steiner's spiritual science. Finally, they describe its visual language, profound mystical insights, and relevance for us today. The book includes Carlyle's classic translation of the tale and illustrations, plus Steiner's essay on its inner meaning. The authors offer a positive look at the possibilities of the twenty-first century. They view Goethe's fairytale as fully relevant to our time, just as it was when Goethe first wrote it.
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The Healing Language of Rhythm

The Healing Language of Rhythm

She deepened her study in collaboration with Dr. Karl Koenig. In 1974, she began a conference for the ... She worked as a Speech Formation Therapist, at the Ita Wegman Klinik in Arlesheim Switzerland. There are translations of these ...

Author: Katherine Rudolph

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982293857

Category: Poetry

Page: 397

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The Creation of Poetry ... Not everyone is a Shakespeare, but in our times, everyone with an earnest desire to create a poem can learn to do so. Therein lies a healing experience which recognises the divine spark in human beings. There are 24 hidden rhythms, living in poetry and inherent in our everyday speech. They can have a therapeutic effect, creating balance, especially in the feeling life. These ‘building blocks of language’ from Greek times have been rediscovered for the human being of today. Poetry from the Greek verb ’poein’, is composition in verse. It means to make, to create or to compose. Poetry, is crafted and shaped. A poet is endowed with the gift of imaginative invention. Enjoy the many illustrations presented here. Rhythm in colour harmony is a second path of discovery that comes to light. The wisdom in the progression of the Colour Wheel and the Zodiac Colours lives in the universal creative journey of human individuality. Rhythms in the sense of word and syllable dance in movement of the colour compositions.
Categories: Poetry