The Esoteric Significance of Spiritual Work in Anthroposophical Groups

And the Future of the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 190263683X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

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The anthroposophical community seeks to lift human souls into supersensible realms so that they may enter the company of Angels. - Rudolf Steiner. Prokofieff traces the three stages of heavenly preparation of anthroposophy: the 'spiritual thunderstorm', the Michael School in the Sun sphere, and the 'imagination-based cultus' in the spiritual word nearest to the Earth. These events involved the nine spiritual hierarchies, associating them with the karma of the anthroposophical movement. Prokofieff elaborates the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society and indicates how these are connected with the spiritual hierarchies, the Michael movement, the Grail mysteries, the work of new Group Souls, and the Foundation Stone Meditation. He shows that the General Anthroposophical Society was, in an esoteric sense, created in order that human beings might learn to work with the Gods themselves. This is a vital booklet for anybody who cares deeply about the future of the Anthroposophical Society, or the future of mankind itself.
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Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104272

Category: Religion

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.
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Anthroposophy and The Philosophy of Freedom

Anthroposophy and Its Method of Cognition : the Christological and Cosmic-human Dimension of The Philosophy of Freedom

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

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Some people's path to anthroposophy leads them directly to Rudolf Steiner's early work and The Philosophy of Freedom, and this becomes the philosophical basis for their future exploration. Rudolf Steiner referred to this as a 'safe' approach. But many people's destiny leads them directly to anth.roposophy itself, or via one of its practical initiatives, making it difficult sometimes for them to relate to the cognitive basis of anthroposophy. In this unique study Sergei O. Prokofieff offers fresh means of access to Rudolf Steiner's crucially important book, The Philosophy of Freedom. Prokofieff indicates why The Philosophy of Freedom is so important to anthroposophy. It is here that Rudolf Steiner lays the foundations for his method of 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 anthroposophical method of cognition, and how it is integrally related to freedom and love. This in turn reveals the deeply Christian roots of The Philosophy of Freedom and its importance for modern ChriMian esotericism. In fact, says Prokofieff, the book holds a 'central position ... in the spiritual history of the Occident'. In considering its multifaceted 'cosmic-human dimension', the author discusses The Philosophy of Freedom in relation to the Mystery of the Resurrection, the Working of the Hierarchies, the Being Anthroposophia, the Fifth Gospel, Rudolf 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.
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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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D.N. Dunlop, A Man of Our Time

A Biography

Author: T. H. Meyer

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 190699966X

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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D.N. Dunlop (1868-1935) combined remarkable practical and organizational abilities in industry and commerce with gifted spiritual and esoteric capacities. A personal friend of W.B. Yeats and Rudolf Steiner, Dunlop was responsible for founding the World Power Conference (today the World Energy Council), and played leading roles in the Theosophical Society and later the Anthroposophical Society. In his business life he pioneered a cooperative approach towards the emerging global economy. Meyer’s compelling narrative of Dunlop’s life begins on the Isle of Arran, where the motherless boy is brought up by his grandfather. In a landscape rich with prehistoric standing stones, the young Dunlop has formative spiritual experiences. When his grandfather dies, he struggles for material survival, but devotedly studies occult literature. The scene moves to Dublin, where Dunlop becomes a friend of W.B. Yeats and the poet-seer A.E., and develops an active interest in Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy. Arriving in London via New York, Dunlop is now a lecturer, writer and the editor of a monthly journal – but alongside his esoteric interests he rises to a foremost position in the British electrical industry, masterminding the first World Power Conference. Dunlop’s life is to change forever through his meeting with Rudolf Steiner, which ‘...brought instant recognition’. He was immediately convinced that Steiner was ‘...the Knower, the Initiate, the bearer of the Spirit to his age’. Dunlop’s close involvement with anthroposophy, leading to his eventual position as Chair of the British Society, is described in detail: from the momentous conferences in Penmaenmawr and Torquay to his transformative relationships with Eleanor Merry, W.J. Stein, Ita Wegman and Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz. Meyer features important material on the Anthroposophical Society’s tragic split, that allows for a true evaluation of this difficult period in the organization’s history. This second, enlarged edition features substantial additions of new material and an Afterword by Owen Barfield.
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Esoteric Studies

The Michael Impulse

Author: Ita Wegman

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999473

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 142

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Following the death of Rudolf Steiner in 1925, Ita Wegman--one of his closest esoteric students--began to publish regular letters to the members of the Anthroposophical Society. As Steiner had done before her, the letters were appended with "leading thoughts" (or guiding principles). This book collects many of these "letters to friends," along with various articles, reports, and addresses by Ita Wegman on such subjects as the Christmas Foundation Conference, the Goetheanum building, and the Michaelmas festival. This book is an excellent introduction to the work of Ita Wegman, as well as a rousing call for courage and wakefulness in the spirit of the Archangel Michael.
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TWIN ROADS TO THE NEW MILLENIUM

The Christmas Conference and the Karma of the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Hans Peter van Manen

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 185584401X

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 222

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First published in the run-up to the new millennium, van Manen’s seminal study remains a unique and important source for understanding the spiritual and karmic background to the Anthroposophical Movement and Society, as founded around the work of the twentieth-century seer and scientist Rudolf Steiner. In his lectures on karma given in 1924, Steiner spoke of the principal Aristotelian and Platonic traditions – and the movements based on their thinking. Van Manen studies the streams of destiny connected to these groups, and elaborates upon Steiner’s presentations – also tackling the apparent contradictions in the Karmic Relationships lecture series. The author discusses the background to these groupings of destiny, beginning with the cosmic Michael School in the life before birth. He throws light on many different esoteric aspects connected to anthroposophy, including the archetypal representations of thinking arising from the Middle Ages; the Arthurian and Grail movements; the mystery of ‘Old’ and ‘Young’ souls; the individuals identified as ‘Seekers for Christ’ and ‘Servants of Michael’, and the ‘Shepherds’ and ‘Kings’. We are led to the point at which the two principal groups of souls incarnate and meet together on earth for the first time ever – an event which is to take place within the contemporary anthroposophical movement. In an inspiring conclusion, the author presents his thoughts on a great Whitsun happening at the end of the twentieth century, and expounds on the tasks of the new millennium and the future of anthroposophy.
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