The Spiritual Scientist

Bridging the gap between science and spirituality

Author: Maria Afentakis

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1912839512

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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The Spiritual Scientist bridges the gap between science and spirituality to give the reader an understanding of how energy works and how one can balance and restore their energies to have a tranquil and peaceful life. The book covers the scientific concepts of energy and the human body and relates these concepts to their spiritual aspects. The scientific concepts will be written in an accurate and a simple fashion, so the reader will be able to understand these concepts without having a high degree of scientific knowledge. The book will discuss the scientific concept first then relate these to the spiritual aspect. The first chapter is an introduction to what energy is in basic terms with equations and diagrams so the reader can fully understand that every living thing has its own unique energy. Chapter 2 will describe energetic aura in detail as this is very important for the reader to fully understand, as the book will focus on spiritual practices that can be used to balance and restore energetic aura, including the chakra system. Chapter 3 will describe the basic anatomy of the human body and will describe the basic fundamental structures such as a cell and DNA, as well as organs and bodily systems including the endocrine system. Chapter 4 will focus on the 13 chakras in the body. The 13 chakras are represented in the spiritual scientist’s logo. This chapter will help the reader understand the different chakras in the body and identify when there is a problem or if chakra is inactive, overactive or imbalanced. Chapters 5-7 will describe specific spiritual practices including crystal healing and aromatherapy that can be incorporated to ground, balance and restore ones' chakras. Chapter 8 will describe the basic function and structure of the brain and how mindfulness techniques including meditations can be used to restore peace and tranquility in ones' everyday life. The final chapter will be a guided step-by step protocol combining all the knowledge learnt throughout the book to create their own meditation kits to balance specific auras. Throughout the book, there will be guided meditations and activities, so the reader will find it easier to understand the importance of these spiritual practices and incorporate them into everyday life.

How the Spiritual World Projects into Physical Existence

The Influence of the Dead

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855844494

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The founding of the Anthroposophical Society in 1913 marked a major change in Rudolf Steiner’s work. Although Steiner had always been an independent spiritual researcher, the break with the theosophists removed all constraints, allowing for a full flowering of anthroposophy. These lectures are filled with a freshness and vitality that reflect this new beginning, providing intriguing glimpses of great themes that Steiner was to develop in the years ahead.

Community Life, Inner Development, Sexuality, and the Spiritual Teacher

Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of the Crisis in the Anthroposophical Society, Dornach, 1915

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103541

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.

Boundaries of Natural Science

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880101875

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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8 lectures, Dornach, Sep-Oct, 1920 (CW 322) "We must begin by acquiring the discipline that modern science can teach us. We must school ourselves in this way and then, taking the strict methodology, the scientific discipline we have learned from modern natural science, transcend it, so that we use the same exacting approach to rise into higher regions, thereby extending this methodology to the investigation of entirely different realms as well." --Rudolf Steiner If only sensory phenomena are within the reach of scientific research, the doors are closed to those worlds from which the human being originates and where the creative forces of the world are found. Rudolf Steiner challenges us to develop organs of perception needed to go beyond these limits of perception, so that we can witness the spirit that is active in all natural phenomena. Read Bobby Matherne's review of this book

Science vs. Religion

What Scientists Really Think

Author: Elaine Howard Ecklund

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889406

Category: Science

Page: 240

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That the longstanding antagonism between science and religion is irreconcilable has been taken for granted. And in the wake of recent controversies over teaching intelligent design and the ethics of stem-cell research, the divide seems as unbridgeable as ever. In Science vs. Religion, Elaine Howard Ecklund investigates this unexamined assumption in the first systematic study of what scientists actually think and feel about religion. In the course of her research, Ecklund surveyed nearly 1,700 scientists and interviewed 275 of them. She finds that most of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong. Nearly 50 percent of them are religious. Many others are what she calls "spiritual entrepreneurs," seeking creative ways to work with the tensions between science and faith outside the constraints of traditional religion. The book centers around vivid portraits of 10 representative men and women working in the natural and social sciences at top American research universities. Ecklund's respondents run the gamut from Margaret, a chemist who teaches a Sunday-school class, to Arik, a physicist who chose not to believe in God well before he decided to become a scientist. Only a small minority are actively hostile to religion. Ecklund reveals how scientists-believers and skeptics alike-are struggling to engage the increasing number of religious students in their classrooms and argues that many scientists are searching for "boundary pioneers" to cross the picket lines separating science and religion. With broad implications for education, science funding, and the thorny ethical questions surrounding stem-cell research, cloning, and other cutting-edge scientific endeavors, Science vs. Religion brings a welcome dose of reality to the science and religion debates.