The Ultimate Communion of Mankind: A Celebration of Rudolf Steiner's Book The Philosophy of Freedom

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Temple Lodge Publishing, 1996 - Anthroposophy - 100 pages

Swassjan's sparkling humor, wit, and lively style spill over every page, making this a thoroughly unique discourse on Rudolf Steiner's book The Philosophy of Freedom. His brilliant insight and comprehensive scholarship ensure that the reader's attention is engaged to the very end.


1. The Only Book Worth Saving
2. Abstention from All Logic by the Conscious Mind
3. Thinking: The Eye of the Needle
4. "The thunderous Jubilant Cry of the Seraphim"
5. "The Most Christian of Philosophies"
6. An Essential Addition to all New Editions


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The only book worth saving
Abstention from all logic by the conscious mind
the eye of the needle
The thunderous jubilant cry of the Seraphim
The most Christian of philosophies
An essential addition to all New Editions

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About the author (1996)

Dr. Karen A. Swassjan, born in Armenia in 1948, is an Armenian philosopher, literary critic, historian of culture and anthroposophist. He is one of the best known contemporary philosophers in the Russian-speaking world. Karen Swassjan studied philosophy and English and French philology at Yerevan State University, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on Henri Bergson and became a professor. He has translated and edited works by Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Oswald Spengler into Russian, and has written numerous works on philosophy, literature, history of ideas, and Anthroposophy in Russian and German. In 1994/95 he was honored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his work as a researcher and teacher. In 2009 he won the first prize in an essay competition organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science. Dr. Swassjan writes and lectures in Basle, Switzerland, where he lives.

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