Cosmology, Religion and Philosophy

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Kessinger Publishing, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 92 pages
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1922. A series of lectures commencing with the opening of the French course at the Goetheanum Dornach in September 1922. Contents: three steps of Anthroposophy; exercises of thought, feeling and volition; methods of imaginative, inspired and intuitive knowledge or cognition; exercises of cognition and will; experiences of the soul in sleep; transference from the psycho-spiritual to the physical sense life in man's development; relationship of Christ with humanity; event of death and its relationship with the Christ; destination of the ego-consciousness in conjunction with the Christ problem; on experiencing the will part of the soul.

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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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