Earthly Death and Cosmic Life: A Course of Seven Lectures Given at Berlin, Germany in 1918 Rudolf Steiner

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Spiritual Research Editions (a division of Garber Communications), Jan 1, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 69 pages
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Here Steiner presents the results of spiritual research into the metamorphoses of the human physical body in the course of successive incarnations.

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Contents

LECTURE PAGE 1 The Present Position of Spiritual Science
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A Contribution to our Knowledge of the Human Being
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The Living and the Dead
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Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point where material existence had obscured spiritual capacities and that Christ had come to reverse that trend and to inaugurate an age of spiritual reintegration. He advocated that education, art, agriculture, and science be based on spiritual principles and infused with the psychic powers he believed were latent in everyone. The world center of the Anhthroposophical Society today is in Dornach, Switzerland, in a building designed by Steiner. The nonproselytizing society is noted for its schools.

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