Nature Spirits: Selected Lectures
Based on knowledge attained through his highly trained clairvoyance, Steiner contends that folk traditions regarding nature spirits are based on spiritual reality. He describes how people possessed a natural spiritual vision in ancient times, enabling them to commune with nature spirits. These entities--also referred to as elemental beings--became immortalized as fairies and gnomes in myth, legend, and children's stories.
Today, says Steiner, the instinctive understanding that humanity once had for these elemental beings should be transformed into clear scientific knowledge. He even asserts that humanity will not be able to reconnect with the spiritual world if it cannot develop a new relationship to the elementals. The nature spirits themselves want to be of great assistance to us, acting as "emissaries of higher divine spiritual beings."
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Introduction by WolfUlrich Klunker
Elemental Beings of Earth and Water
Elemental Beings and the Spirits of the Cosmos
Redemption of the Elementals
Gnomes Undines Sylphs and Salamanders
Phantoms Spectres and Demons
Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
Truth Beauty Goodness and the Elemental
Elemental Spirits and the Plant World
Elemental Spirits and the Animal Kingdom
Ahrimanic Elemental Beings