Egyptian Myths and Mysteries: Twelve Lectures, Leipzig, September 2-14, 1908
Rudolf Steiner emphasizes the astonishing and special relationship between our own time and that of ancient Egypt--how, in the natural rhythm of the ages, the so-called third post-Atlantian (Egyptian) epoch is mirrored by the fifth (present) epoch. In this sense, today it is especially relevant to look at ancient Egypt with fresh eyes. The evolution of Western civilization has been profoundly influenced by Egyptian myths through the Greek mysteries. Because of other influences, however, this heritage has degenerated; thinking has mummified and and myth has all but disappeared. Consequently, it is important to revive the seed of goodness passed down to us from ancient Egypt.
Through true imagination, it is our task to renew human knowledge related to the creative forces in nature, which the Egyptians attempted through the Osiris-Isis myth, and the Greeks through the myth of Demeter. This is what Rudolf Steiner attempts in this lecture cycle.
Steiner's subjects include: experiences of Egyptian initiations; esoteric anatomy and physiology; the stages of evolution of the human form; and much more. The final lecture is on the Christ impulse as the conqueror of matter.
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Do not read this if your goal is to understand or simply read about Ancient Egyptian Myths. These are lectures delivered by Steiner in order to demonstrate how Ancient Egypt fits into his system of ... Read full review
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Leipzig September 3 1908 The reflection of cosmic events in the religious view of human beings
Leipzig September 4 1908 The old initiation centers The Human form as the subject of meditation
Leipzig September 5 1908 The experience of initiation The mysteries of the planets The descent of the primeval word
Leipzig September 7 1908 The genesis of the trinity of Sun Moon and Earth Osiris and Typhon
Leipzig September 8 1908 The influence of Osiris and Isis Facts of occult anatomy and physiology
Leipzig September 9 1908 Evolutionary events in the human organism up to the departure of the Moon Osiris and Isis as builders of the upper huma...
Leipzig September 10 1908 The stages of evolution of the human form The expulsion of the animal beings The four human Types
Leipzig September 11 1908 The influence of the sun and moon spirits of the Isis and Osiris forces The change in consciousness The conquest of the ...
Leipzig September 12 1908 Old myths as pictures of cosmic facts Darkening of spiritual consciousness The initiation principle of the mysteries
Leipzig September 13 1908 The ancient Egyptian doctrine of evolution The cosmic view of the organs and their coarsening in modern times
Leipzig September 14 1908 The Christ impulse as conqueror of matter