Occult Science: An Outline

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Rudolf Steiner Press, Feb 24, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 351 pages
3 Reviews
Although Occult Science is not all-inclusive, it is indispensable to any serious student who wishes to master Steiner's extraordinary philosophy and methods of inner development.
  

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User Review  - Valenfore Alestreneon - Goodreads

Written by the first true Initiate after the age of Science. Don't agree with his description of the planet's evolution etc., but there's a lot of real Wisdom in this one. Advanced Students will be pleasantly surprised. Read full review

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User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

ok, this was one of the coolest of Steiner! Don't let the title fool ya! Mainstream think of "occult" as being satanic. Give up the outdated, ignorant notions! Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
7
PREFACE to the 1920 edition
13
PREFACE to the 1909 edition first
20
THE NATURE OF HUMANITY
39
INITIATION
222
PRESENT AND FUTURE EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD
298
DETAILS FROM THE DOMAIN OF SPIRITUAL SCIENCE
314
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About the author (2005)

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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