The Anthroposophic Movement: Eight Lectures Given in Dornach, 10-17 June 1923

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Rudolf Steiner Press, 1993 - Anthroposophy - 135 pages
An all-encompassing review by Steiner of how the anthroposophic movement came into existence -- leading to the establishment of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an important work for those interested in the history of and impulse behind the anthroposophic movement; for those seeking insights into an important stage in the history of the Mysteries; and for those who wish to know more of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.

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Lecture Two Dornach 11 June 1923
At the end of the nineteenth century spiritual knowledge
Lecture Four Dornach 13 June 1923
Lecture Five Dornach 14 June 1923
Lecture Six Dornach 15 June 1923
Lecture Seven
Lecture Eight Dornach 17 June 1923
The Anthroposophic Movement arose out of the real world

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About the author (1993)

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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