Materialism And The Task Of Anthroposophy

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
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ISBN: 9780880101769
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Category : Religion
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Materialism And The Task Of Anthroposophy

by Rudolf Steiner, Materialism And The Task Of Anthroposophy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Materialism And The Task Of Anthroposophy books, 17 lectures, Dornach, April 2 - June 5, 1921 (CW 204) In this history of human consciousness, Steiner explains that the world ended in A.D. 300, when it became impossible to find spirit in nature. Since then, we have been living in an increasingly spiritual world on a disintegrating, dying Earth. Although people have been asleep to the spiritual reality that surrounds us, Steiner shows a way out of today's blind materialism that takes us toward a new spiritual perception and knowledge, which is the only way that we will find the Christ in our time. In these important lectures, Steiner also talks about the true nature of numbers, they Mystery of the Grail, and the development of materialism. We need to let go of materialism now that it has fulfilled its task of making us true citizens of Earth. Through spiritual science, we must now be come citizens of the spiritual world. This volume is a translation from German of Der Mensch in Zusammenhang mit dem Kosmos 4: Perspektiven der Menschheitsentwickelung. Der materialistische Erkenntnisimpuls und die Aufgaben der Anthroposophie (GA 204).


The Karma Of Anthroposophy

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 185584219X
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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The Karma Of Anthroposophy

by Rudolf Steiner, The Karma Of Anthroposophy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Karma Of Anthroposophy books, 'If such authentic souls, such honest anthroposophists can be found ...then an upward movement and dynamic will arise. If such souls do not appear, then decadence will take its inexorable downward course...Today humanity stands before a great crisis: either it will see all civilization collapsing into the abyss, or else spirituality will raise civilization up by the power of the Michael impetus, through which the Christ impetus works, thus continuing, enriching and sustaining it.' In 1924, the final full year of his life, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of urgent, sometimes impassioned, talks to members of the Anthroposophical Society regarding their karma and its relationship to the culture of the time, referring in particular to the vital task of renewing civilization and preserving it from the threat of decline. Steiner's words characterize vividly a great spiritual battle, of forces gathering to fight for the soul of humanity itself. He presents a striking panorama in which anthroposophists are compelled to broaden their vision; to see true esoteric and exoteric anthroposophical work as a live yeast that can set all culture rising.To waken the members of the Society to the dimensions of their task, Steiner saw it as essential that they begin to understand the many different karmic threads from which the movement is woven. This recognition - of difference as much as unity - can give the strength of diversity which, if unconscious and unrecognized, leads easily to division. In the lectures and excerpts compiled here Steiner speaks of the unprecedented convergence of two specific groups of souls within the anthroposophical movement: the Platonists and the Aristotelians. In the karmic background lies a conflict of approaches, but the task today calls for a unity based on love and knowledge; to work with Michael and Christ in the face of Ahriman, materialism and the possibility of civilization collapsing into decadence. Given the challenges faced by humanity today, it has, perhaps, never been more urgent for those who ally themselves with Rudolf Steiner's work to study, absorb and take to heart the contents of this critically important material.


The Mystery Of The Trinity And The Mission Of The Spirit

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
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Category : Religion
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The Mystery Of The Trinity And The Mission Of The Spirit

by Rudolf Steiner, The Mystery Of The Trinity And The Mission Of The Spirit Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Mystery Of The Trinity And The Mission Of The Spirit books, The first four lectures deal with the development of theology from a spiritual scientific point of view. Starting with the early Christian "gnostic" understanding of the Christ event from within, Steiner shows how medieval theology came to an "outer" view of the spiritual world, which, coupled with the rise of abstract intellectuality, led to the separation of faith and knowledge. Using examples from Dionysius the Areopagite, Scotus Eriugena, Paracelsus, and Goethe, Steiner places the evolution of consciousness and the task of the Michaelean age within a Christian context. The last four lectures demonstrate the presence of theology in the anthroposophical world view.


Astrogeographia

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Author: Robert Powell
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1584201347
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Category : Science
Languages : en
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Astrogeographia

by Robert Powell, Astrogeographia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Astrogeographia books, There are many books on the sacredness and the spirituality of our Earth. Few books, however, deal with the relationship between the Earth and the cosmos, which is the central theme for the research presented in this book. Its point of departure is the one-to-one correspondence between the encircling starry heavens—the celestial sphere—and the sphere of the earthly globe. David Bowden has not only worked out the mathematics of this one-to-one correspondence, but has also written a computer program that applies it in practice. Thus, a new science has been born—Astrogeographia—concerning the one-to-one correspondence between the earthly sphere and the celestial sphere.


School Renewal

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Author: Torin M. Finser
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104937
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Category : Education
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School Renewal

by Torin M. Finser, School Renewal Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download School Renewal books, A school involves much more than education; it is also a community-one that may or may not be healthy. In School Renewal, Torin addresses many of the problems and challenges that school communities face, using fairytales, myths, and personal experience. He describes how teachers and parents can come to grips with the all-too-common problems of burnout, conflicts, and routine. Most important, he stresses that an educational community must address the unseen dimensions of individuals. In this excellent book, Torin Finser shows us new ways of thinking about education, community, and personal growth.


Rethinking Economics

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 162148050X
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Rethinking Economics

by Rudolf Steiner, Rethinking Economics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rethinking Economics books, Rudolf Steiner gave this complex sequence of dense, subtle, multileveled lectures and seminars to students of economics in Dornach, Switzerland, during the summer of 1922. The course reflects a lifetime of thinking on the subject and marks the conclusion of his intense five-year period of activism in the service of social, political, and economic issues. During this time, which began as World War I was ending in 1917, he worked tirelessly to promote the cause of what he called “threefolding” (Dreigliederung), by which he meant rethinking the social order on the basis of clear separation and independence of the three fundamental spheres of activity that make up a society. He proposed three independent systems: (1) an autonomous rights sphere (limited to judicial and political matters), (2) an autonomous economic sphere (cooperative or associative by nature), and (3) an autonomous spiritual-cultural sphere. The autonomy of these three spheres, he believed, would make possible a free, healthy, productive society and open the possibility of a lasting peace. Rethinking Economics is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of an economy and how it works. Steiner presents the basic elements of what it would take to create a just, socially responsible, and ecologically aware economy today.


Inner Reading And Inner Hearing

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621511359
Size: 80.47 MB
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Category : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Inner Reading And Inner Hearing

by Rudolf Steiner, Inner Reading And Inner Hearing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Inner Reading And Inner Hearing books, 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.


Architecture As A Synthesis Of The Arts

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840577
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Architecture As A Synthesis Of The Arts

by Rudolf Steiner, Architecture As A Synthesis Of The Arts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Architecture As A Synthesis Of The Arts books, 8 lectures plus extracts and notes (CW 286) This collection introduces Rudolf Steiner's vision of architecture as a culmination of the arts. Such architecture unites sculpture, painting, and engraving as well as drama, music and dance--a vital synthesis of all the arts working in cooperation through the common ideal of awakening us to our individuality and task in life. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Steiner's ideas did not remain abstract. Within his lifetime he was able to design and construct a number of buildings, including his architectural masterpiece, the Goetheanum--a center for culture and arts near Basle, Switzerland. In these lectures Steiner describes, with reference to the Goetheanum, the importance of an architecturally coherent and integrated community, and how this in turn affects social unity and harmony. These lectures offer a panorama of the development of architecture in parallel with the emerging human soul in human evolution. This is a valuable collection for all students of architecture, the arts, social science, and those looking for a deeper spiritual understanding of the art of architecture. Includes eight color plates and 30 black & white illustrations. CONTENTS: Part One: The Temple Is the Human Being An Art & Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation The Task of Modern Art & Architecture Proposals for the Architecture of a Model Anthroposophical Community at Dornach Part Two: Ways to a New Style of Architecture True Artistic Creation Art As the Creation of Organs through which the Gods Speak to Us A New Concept of Architecture The Aesthetic Laws of Form The Creative World of Color Appendix: The Evolution of Architecture at the Turn of Each New Millennium Notes & Color Plates Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts is a translation from German of Wege zu einem neuen Baustil. "Und der Bau wird Mensch"


The Fall Of The Spirits Of Darkness

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840102
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Fall Of The Spirits Of Darkness

by Rudolf Steiner, The Fall Of The Spirits Of Darkness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Fall Of The Spirits Of Darkness books, Speaking at a time of intense war in Europe, Rudolf Steiner reveals the spiritual roots of the crises of our times and the means by which we can overcome them. Since 1879, Steiner tells us that "backward" angels, or "spirits of darkness"--who were forced out of the heavens and made their abode on Earth following their defeat in a forty-year battle with the Archangel Michael--have influenced human minds. It is now possible for human beings to awaken more consciously to the truth of these profound changes and thus inwardly counter the fallen spirits' influences. We can come to the realization that definite spiritual causes lie behind earthly events in our rapidly changing times. In these fourteen lectures, given at the end of 1917 following four years of war in Europe, Steiner speaks on the complex spiritual forces behind the World War I, humanity's attempts to build theoretically perfect social orders, and the many divisions and disruptions that would continue on Earth into our own time. Humanity in general was asleep to the fact that fallen spirits, cast from the spiritual worlds, had become intensely active on Earth. This manifested mainly in human thinking and perception of the surrounding world. However, the defeat and fall of these spirits also ensured that a science of the spirit would always be available to humanity.