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Steiner

Fruits
of

&

Spirit

Anthroposophy
Bo o k s

We present nearly 800 new and favorite books on Anthroposophy & related areas of interest

Ex c e r p t s
How Wide the Heart: From the Introduction A Way of Self-Knowledge: Introduction The Other Steiner: Snapshots of Rudolf Steiner Esoteric Lessons, 19041909 excerpts

Ar t i c l e s
What Lies behind Our Fundraising Appeals Benziger Family Winery: A Biodynamic Success Story

Rudolf Steiners Verse for America


Given to Ralph Courtney, a pioneer of Anthroposophy in North America, this verse for the American spirit speaks of the inner unity of human beings and of support from the spiritual world for our efforts:

May our feeling penetrate into the center of our heart, and seek, in love, to unite itself with the human beings seeking the same goal, with the spirit beings who bearing grace, strengthening us from realms of light, and illuminating our love are gazing down upon our earnest, heartfelt striving.

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This issue of Steiner & Spirit celebrates the fruits of Anthroposophy in diverse forms. In addition to the depth and variety of new literature that arises from more than a century of spiritual scientic study and research, we can also enjoy the more tangible fruits that grow out of Rudolf Steiners ideas as seen, for example, on this issues cover as well as the many elds represented by our authors. And it gives a true sense of accomplishment to continue our mission of publishing the Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner (see pages 35). This year has been fruitful in many ways, and this catalog gives us the opportunity to share our efforts with you. In our New Books section (beginning page 6), we present many excellent new books: How Wide the Heart: The Roots of Peace in Palestine and Israel, an exciting new book from Marko Pogacnic and his daughter Ana Pogacnic, each taking a unique approach to their subject. An especially beautiful book is coming your way this fall: The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, Goethes Rosicrucian fairy tale, which includes dazzling full-color reproductions of paintings by Hermann Linde, produced in close collaboration with Rudolf Steiner. Dr. Robert Zieve, author of the popular Healthy Medicine, addresses the current U.S. health crisis in Beyond the Medical Meltdown. Sharifa Oppenheimer has collected the wisdom of her lifework with young children in her guidebook for parents, Heaven on Earth. Also new are Coping with Evil by Bruce McCausland; Dr. Arnold Wadlers One Language: Source of All Tongues; and Maria Nemcov Banerjees acclaimed Dostoevsky: The Scandal of Reason. Three books long out of print are Herbert Koepf s classic guide, The Biodynamic Farm; John Jocelyns Meditations on the Signs of the Zodiac; and Dina Winters Singing and the Etheric Tone, the classic handbook for singers. The articles in this issue lead off with What Lies behind Our Fundraising Appeals, or How Our Finances Work. It is my hope that this open letter to our readers will dispell many of the misconceptions about how SteinerBooks operates, its economics, and our publishing process. Our other article is Benziger Family Winery: A Biodynamic Success Story. The growing use of biodynamic methods in commercial farming is heartening, both from the perspective of seeing anthroposophic ideas entering more fully into our culture and in terms of the improved personal and environmental health. And we include a few very interesting excerpts. The rst is an excerpt from the authors introduction to How Wide the Heart: The Roots of Peace in Palestine and Israel, an especially timely book by Marko and Ana Pogacnik. Our editor in chief Christopher Bamford provides many of our introductions to the works of Rudolf Steiner, and they never fail to reveal the great depth of Steiners writings and lectures, while placing them in the context of his life and times and helping us understand Steiner in relation to life today. The introduction to A Way of Self-Knowledge illuminates one of Steiners most accessible and important works for inner development. Also, one of our excellent translators, Mado Spiegler, was kind enough to provide The Other Steiner: Snapshots of Rudolf Steiner. These short recollections appear here for the rst time in English and offer warm, insightful, and sometimes surprising observations of Steiner the person. This is followed by a short introduction, a lecture, and two lessons from Rudolf Steiners Esoteric Lessons, 19041909. We hope you enjoy and benet from this issue of Steiner & Spirit. Let us know what you think we enjoy hearing from you. All best wishes,

Dear Friend,

Gene Gollogly

Contents
New in The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner New Books Foundational Works by Rudolf Steiner The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy The Life & Work of Rudolf Steiner Esoteric Studies Inner Development Myth, Evolution & History Life after Death Reincarnation & Karma Spirit Worlds & Beings Esoteric Christianity Sophia The Cycle of the Year Nutrition, Health & Therapies Biographical Issues Soul & Spirit Economic Renewal & Social Issues 3 6 24 25 33 35 38 40 43 46 47 49 57 59 60 65 66 68 Biography Spiritual Fiction Verses & Meditations Arts & Literature Science & Nature Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Star Wisdom Ads from Our Sponsors How Wide the Heart (from the introduction) What Lies behind Our Fundraising Appeals, or How Our Finances Work A Way of Self-Knowledge The Other Steiner: Snapshots of Rudolf Steiner Esoteric Lessons, 19041909 Benziger Family Winery: A Biodynamic Success Story Index of Books & Authors How to Order 9 86 89 93 97 103 108 112 71 72 73 74 78 83 84 85

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The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner

THE SUN MYSTERY & THE MYSTERY OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION


Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translated by Catherine E. Creeger 12 lectures, various cities, March 21June 11, 1922 (CW 211)

World War I and Steiners death in 1925. T The rst two lectures are a call to arms and
HESE LECTURES

were given in 1922, midway between the end of

a return to basics. Steiner speaks existentially and phenomenologically, building on descriptions of familiar experiences. He shows how the three states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, and dreamless sleep) have initiatory possibilities. Next, he addresses the evolution of consciousness in relation to the universal signicance of the Christ event. Through the resurrection, Christ entered earthly evolution; as a result, we see the world differently. Ancient humanity experienced Not I but the divine spirit around me, whereas we can experience Not I, but the Christ in me. Thus we reach the heart of this volumeesoteric Christianity. To Rudolf Steiner, the foremost purpose of being human is to overcome death by uniting with the Christ. Human survival depends on the enchristing of the world. The purpose of Anthroposophy to bring this reality into evolution for all. Rudolf Steiner (18611925) became a respected and well-published scientic, literary, and philosophical scholar. He developed his earlier philosophical principles into an approach to methodical research of psychological and spiritual phenomena that has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, philosophy, religion, education, science, agriculture, and the arts. He founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which has branches throughout the world.
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to provide his most advanced students with the esoteric background of his ongoing spiritual research. The three volumes of Steiners esoteric lessons are based on notes taken by his closest students. The talks are profound, intimate, and revealing and will be a major resource for serious students of Steiners work and anyone interested in Anthroposophy and Western esotericism.
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FROM THE HISTORY AND CONTENTS OF THE FIRST SECTION OF THE ESOTERIC SCHOOL 19041914
From the History and Contents of the First Section of the Esoteric School, 19041914

Letters, Documents, and Lectures


RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Hella Wiesberger Translated by John Wood Volume 3 (CW 264)

letters, documents, and lectures

ESOTERIC LESSONS 19041909


Volume 1
RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translated by James H. Hindes 19041909 (CW 266/1)

advice and admonitions offered by Steiner to his early students. This collection Rudolf Steiner of letters, circulars, and lectures give a glimpse of the birth of the anthroposophical movement out of the theosophical movement of the late nineteenth century. We gain a clear picture of why Steiner could no longer work within the theosophical framework, and of the events that led to the split between the Theosophical Society under the leadership of Annie Besant and the Esoteric School under Steiners leadership. Primarily in the form of letters are the specic exercises and advice that Steiner gave to pupils who wished to further their spiritual capacities. Also included are his early lectures and teachings concerning the Masters and their relationship to human evolution. Includes introductory remarks by the books original editor, Hella Wiesberger.
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ested in the development of Rudolf A Steiners teaching and for exploring the
N IMPORTANT

text for those inter-

Rudolf Steiner would visit a city to give a lecture, either to O members or to the general public, and also hold a meeting of the
NLY RECENTLY

has it become clear that on most occasions

Esoteric Section where he also gave a talk. These talks were intended

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The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner

A WAY

OF

SELF-KNOWLEDGE

And the Souls Path to Spiritual Experience


Translated and Introduced by Christopher Bamford Written 1912 and 1913 (CW 16/17)

eight meditations that take the reader on a P journey through human experience. Steiner offers

ART ONE ,

A Way of Self-Knowledge, contains

unveiling the truth and reality, as he knows it. Again and again, he returns to the sacricial deeds of Christcreative, sustaining, and enabling our humanitybefore, during, and after Golgotha. The teaching at the heart of this volume, as it is at the heart of the Christ, is selessness: the overcoming of egotism and the primacy of the other. This Collected Works edition contains a new introduction, a chronology of Rudolf Steiners life, and an index.
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ways to imagine and understand the physical body, the elemental (or etheric) body, the elemental world, the Guardian of the Threshold, the astral body, the I-body (or thought body), the nature of experience in suprasensory worlds, and ways of perceiving previous earthly lives. Part two, The Threshold of the Spiritual World, contains sixteen short chapters in which Steiner provides aphoristic thoughts on trusting ones thinking cognition of the spiritual world karma and reincarnation the astral body and luciferic beings how to recognize suprasensory consciousness; the true nature of love; and more. The books included in this volume represent Steiners most personal statements about his own spiritual path. He speaks directly from experiences of cognitive research and explorations. This Collected Works edition contains a new introduction, a chronology of Rudolf Steiners life, and an index.
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FREEMASONRY WORK

AND

RITUAL

The Misraim Service Texts and Documents from the Cognitive-Cultic Section of the Esoteric School 19051919
Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translated by Paul Emberson (CW 265)

Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translated by Michael Miller 10 lectures, various cities, 19131914 (CW 152)
OR

APPROACHING THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA

year. In February, after more than a year of gestation, the rst F General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society was held. In

RUDOLF Steiner and Anthroposophy, 1913 was a landmark

September, the Foundation Stone for the Goetheanum was laid in Dornach. The ground for Anthroposophy as we know it today was established. Outwardly, these lectures begin to set the record straight. Inwardly, they try to establish a relationship of service to Christ and the spiritual worlds in accord with the spirit of the times, the Archangel Michael. For the rst time, Rudolf Steiner reveals openly the need for a true Michael School and that he and Anthroposophy, the fruit of his spiritual research, are earthly representatives of Michael. Christ and Michael are the explicit guiding lights of this collection, which itself represents a profound act of Christ-Michael service. With courage, devotion, and conviction, Rudolf Steiner, now free and independent, the teacher of his own school, sets about

anthroposophical in inspiration. This astonishing volume contains the rituals, lectures, meditations, and other instructions Steiner gave. As he began to establish his esoteric mission, Rudolf Steiner chose to connect his spiritual goals and efforts with the wisdom streams that had prepared the ground for his task. For the sake of conscience, gratitude, and continuity, he determined to acknowledge those who preceded him and to relate himself to them in his characteristically free, creative, conscious, and independent way. Steiner also understood that ritual was central, even necessary, as the essence of embodied spiritual work. For this reason, he saw Freemasonry as the preeminent spiritual, non-sectarian, communitarian paradigm. Although he never became a Mason, in 1905 the Great Orient of the Scottish A & A Thirty-Three Degree Rite of the Order of the Ancient Freemasons of the Memphis-Misraim Rite granted Rudolf Steiner based on his self-evident, extraordinary initiatory status a patent to direct his own order under the name Mystica Aeterna, which became the Cognitive Cultic Section of the Esoteric School of the German Section of the Theosophical Society; this is the subject of this book. This volume is an excellent companion to From the History and Contents of the First Section of the Esoteric School 19041914 (2006).
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ated the Cognitive Cultic Section, a ritual order A connected to Masonic tradition, but independent and
LONGSIDE THE

Esoteric Section, Rudolf Steiner cre-

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The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Chapters in the Course of My Life: 18611907
Introduction by Christopher Bamford, Notes by Paul Marshall Allen Written 19241925 (CW 28)

Translation and preface by Andrew Welburn Introduction by Christopher Bamford Afterword by Michael Debus Written 1902 (CW 8)

CHRISTIANITY

AS

MYSTICAL FACT

URING THE fall and winter of 1901, STEINER seldom spoke of himeself in a personal way, but Steiner gave a series of lectures called in his Autobiography we are offered a rare glimpse into some of Christianity As Mystical Fact to members the most intimate aspects of his inner life, his personal relationships, of the Theosophical Society. The lectures and signicant events that helped to shape the philosopher, seer, and were rewritten and issued as a book later teacher he became. that year. They mark a watershed in the This edition restores the original format of seventy chapters, just development of Western esotericism. as they were written for the Goetheanum This is a fundamental book, in Stieners own development, in weekly newsletter. This autobiography is that of Western esotericism, and for our understanding of the not merely a narrative of Rudolf Steiners Christ event. Readers will nd the evolutionary development from successes and failures, but the story of the ancient Mysteries through the great Greek philosophers to the a soul possessed of a precise, probing events portrayed in the Gospels. scientic mind and a natural clairvoyant ability to see into the spiritual world. ISBN: 0880104368 Although naturally clairvoyant, Steiner BOOK (PAPERBACK) always recognized the integrity and STEINERBOOKS importance of modern scientic meth$17.95 ods, and thus he developed a modern 256 PAGES discipline he named Anthroposophy, or NOVEMBER 2006 spiritual science. During the century that followed the events recorded in this autobiograTHE ROSICRUCIAN UNITY OF SCIENCE, phy, Rudolf Steiners insights have touched and RELIGION, AND ART OCCULT enriched numerous areas of life in ways that continue to transform peoples lives in the twenty-rst The Rosicrucian IMAGES, SEALS & PILLARS century. Unity of Science, The Theosophical Congress This illustrated, revised, updated, and expanded Religion, and Art of Whitsun 1907 edition is the rst volume to be released in The Occult Images, Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translated by Marsha Post Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner. This series Seals & Pillars will gradually collect all of the English transla13 lectures, various cities, 19071924 (CW 284) The tions of Rudolf Steiners worksincluding many Theosophical Congress OPICS INCLUDE : On the Munich Congress Rosicrucian never before in Englishinto an attractive and of Witsun 1907 Initiation Planetary and Human Evolution Remarks uniform set of his written and spoken words.

Because I entered this world with dened soul predispositions, and because the course of my life, as expressed in my biography, is determined by those predispositions, as a spiritual human being I must have existed before my birth. As a being of spirit, I must be the repetition of someone through whose biography mine can be explained. In each life the human spirit appears as a repetition of itself with the fruits of experiences during previous lives. Rudolf Steiner
UDOLF

Jesus Christ appeared in his own time as an initiate but one initiated in a uniquely great way. He was proof of the divine presence in the world. Henceforth, for the Christian community, mysteriosophy would be indissolubly bound up with the personality of Jesus Christ. Rudolf Steiner

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Rudolf Steiner

T on the Seals of Columns Report on the Congress Various

reports and commentaries The Apocalyptic Seals Symbols and Sings and the Working of Chaos Speech at the Laying of the Malsch Foundation Stone In what Sense are we Theosophists and in what Sense Rosicrucians includes illustrations.
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NEW BOOKS

WATER
The Element of Life
THEODOR SCHWENK & WOLFRAM SCHWENK

THE GREEN SNAKE AND THE BEAUTIFUL LILY


A Fairy Tale
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE Illustrated by Hermann Linde Edited by Joan DeRis Allen Afterword by Paul Marshall Allen

Waters ow constantly links life and death. It is the mediator between the two, and its surface provides a common frontier in nature where they meet. Death is continuously being overcome there.

the living movement of water that makes life on Earth possible. Based on spiritual science and on their own numerous experiments, Theodor and Wolfram Schwenk show that our Earth is a living organism and that water is its sensory organ that perceives vital cosmic inuences and transmits them into earthly life The authors approach to the current water and environmental crises goes beyond problem-oriented and piecemeal, band-aid solutions; rather, they suggest that we need a new and radical understanding of water that we must, in fact, attain a revolutionary new level of consciousness if the Earth is to remain alive and available to human habitation. This pioneering classic on water is more relevant than ever before.
T IS

Theodor Schwenk (19101986) was a pioneer in water and ow research. He founded the Institute for Flow Sciences for the scientic study of waters movement and life-giving forces. A well-known author and lecturer, he contributed original insights and methods to the production of homeopathic, anthroposophic medicines. He developed drop pictures for analyzing water quality and methods for healing polluted, dead water. Schwenk gained public recognition with the publication of Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air.
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He called the fairy tale a kind of secret revelation, an apocalypse. It begins with an image: a river separating two lands that contrast to each other, as do the sensory and spiritual worlds. The story ends with a bridge, created through sacrice, that spans the river between the two lands. Rudolf Steiner was so deeply impressed by Goethes fairy tale, that he used it as the model for his rst mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation. The twelve paintings in this book represent the soul experiences of the Youth in the fairy tale. They are the fruit of an intense collaboration between Hermann Linde and Rudolf Steiner, who commissioned the work. Steiner visited Lindes studio every day and gave him detailed indications for various motifs. Once Linde had nished the original panels done mainly in tempera he planned to reshape the whole subject in transparent watercolor glazes, intending to follow Steiners suggestion of working wholly from the color itself. Sadly, Hermann Linde was unable to realize this intention; he died suddenly just a few months after the First Goetheanum was burned to the ground on New Years Day 1923. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (17491832) is a giant of German and world literature. The volume of work during his eighty-two-year lifetime is impressive, including a bestselling novel, volumes of poetry, and several dramas. He also engaged in painting and science, from which came his Theory of Color (Farbenlehre) among other scientic works , a collected edition that Rudolf Steiner edited and introduced as a young man Hermann Linde (18631923) was a classically trained painter. As early as 1904, he developed a relationship with Rudolf Steiner, who encouraged him to create a form of artistic expression for those on a spiritual path. Inspired by his experiences with Steiners ideas, Linde dedicated his artistic work to Anthroposophy. He participated in the creation of the stage sets for Steiners rst mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation, performed in Munich in 1910. Later, during World War I, he helped paint the cupolas in the First Goetheanum.
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ern esotericism. It is a timeless, allegorical tale of initiation and G had a profound impact on spiritual teachers such as Rudolf Steiner.

OETHES FAIRY

tale is one of the most important stories of mod-

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NEW BOOKS

CHRIST

AND

SOPHIA

LAZARUS, COME FORTH!


Meditations of a Christian Esotericist on the Mysteries of the Raising of Lazarus, the Ten Commandments, the Three Kingdoms & the Breath of Life
VALENTIN TOMBERG Translated by Robert Powell & James Morgante

Anthroposophic Meditations on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocalypse


VALENTIN TOMBERG Introduction by Christopher Bamford

on the true Christian nature of I the scriptures, Tomberg shows how


N THESE

astounding meditations

the entire Bible tells the history of the Christ being; describes the cosmic and earthly preparations for the Mystery of Golgotha, its signicance and results for humanity and the world as a whole; shows the central role of the Sophia being and her relationship to the Christ, to the Holy Spirit, to the Disciples and Pentecost, and to humanity as a whole; and imagines the Grail nature of the Christs involvement in earthly history. At last, these profound studies are available in a single volume. Long out of print, this newly revised text includes Valentin Tombergs anthroposophic meditations on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Apocalypse. The appendix contains his unnished work, The Four Sacrices of Christ. Here are all of Valentin Tombergs essential anthroposophic works on the scriptures together for the rst time. This is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Rudolf Steiners spiritual scientic approach to esoteric Christianity as revealed by a close, meditative reading of the Biblefrom Genesis to the Revelation of St. John. V alentin Tomberg was born into a Lutheran family in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1900. He became involved with the Russian Christian esoteric tradition at an early age, having been strongly inuenced by Vladimir Soloviev and a personal experience of the Sophia at a Cathedral in Holland. Under the auspices of the Anthroposophical Society (which he left around 1940), he lectured in Holland and England and wrote extensively on his esoteric understanding of the Bible and Christianity. He later converted to Catholicism, resided in England, and worked for the BBC, while devoting his time to meditation and writing. He died in 1973 while vacationing in Majorca. Tomberg was also the author of Inner Development and Meditations on the Tarot.
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tations is that they reect the authors personal spiritual journey into the depths of Gods kingdom within within the soul, within personal relationships, within nature and the cosmos. Part one, on the raising of Lazarus, looks at an encounter with God the Father through the miracles of Creation and the Fall and through Moses and the Old Testament Covenant and the Ten Commandments. Part two, on the Ten Commandments, is a meditation on the seven miracles of Christ as described in the Gospel of John, culminating in the raising of Lazarus, the miracle of being raised from forgetfulness, sleep, and death to remembrance, wakefulness, and resurrection. Lazarus thus becomes a paradigm for understanding the spiritual and cultural history of humanity. Part three considers the encounter with the Holy Spirit and living out the life of Christ through the Church. The union of love and prayer in the Holy Spirit is the focus of the rst section of part four, The Breath of Life, in which we are invited to see our natural breathing as breathing the breath of God. And part four ends with Natural and Supernatural Images of the Holy Trinity, which discusses the message of the starry heaven at night, the message of the setting Sun, and the message of the birth of a new day. A previous edition of this work was titled Covenant of the Heart.
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Christianity, Valentin Tomberg reects on the mysteries of D humanitys covenant with God in history. The power of these mediRAWING ON

the ancient and often-forgotten sources of esoteric

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NEW BOOKS

ONE LANGUAGE
Source of All Tongues
DR. ARNOLD D. WADLER

HOW WIDE

THE

HEART

The Roots of Peace in Palestine and Israel


MARKO POGACNIK & ANA POGACNIK

The book is one which cannot fail to be of the greatest use and interest to all whose concern is with the word as a means of approach to the spiritual world and to the history of the human being. Owen Bareld

ONE LANGUAGE
source of all tongues
Dr. Arnold D. Wadler

age with a group interested in geomancy and lasting peace. They I traveled along the archetypal path from the Pyramids across the
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2001 Marko Pogacnik and Ana Pogacnik set out on a pilgrim-

told in the story of the Tower F of Babel, human beings have been
ROM ANCIENT

times, we are

separated by different languages and, consequently, different cultures. Over the centuries, this division has increased and the distance between nations and peoples has prevented true communication and understanding. Gradually, mutations of meaning within single languages have further isolated individuals from one another. Toward the end of the twentieth century, however, a newly intensied consciousness arose one that sought the basis of a new unity. This has resulted in, among other things, the budding globalization of world societies, economically, politically, and culturally. Linguists and language historians have long searched for the source of our original unity the one language from which we were separated. Inspired by a pamphlet on the origin of language by Hermann Beckh, and encouraged by his study of Rudolf Steiners works, Dr. Arnold D. Wadler began thirty years of devoted research into the tongues of various human families. In One Language, he lifts the veil from pre-Columbian America and reveals its place in the developing life of earthly human beings. Based on language and custom, ancient America can be seen as the key to the question of the common primeval tongue of the origin of humanity and modern civilization. His comprehensive grasp of the subject and his broad understanding of history, religion, art, and the science of language places this book among the classics of spiritual scientic literature.
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Sinai Peninsula to Jerusalem. They visited the holy sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and by meditating and tuning in to the vital energies of those ancient sites they were able to decipher the emotional and spiritual dimensions of each location and put into place impulses for healing and regeneration. How Wide the Heart provides an overview of the planetary role and the true identity of the Holy Land. The authors afrm the capacity of the landscape of Israel and Palestine to communicate messages that have, so often in the past, been turning points for human history. The book also contains messages that Ana received from the deep source of love and wisdom, or Christ energy. Those messages encourage us to take a closer look at our lives and to follow our chosen path with increased awareness and equanimity. These communications also reveal important points in human history moments that have determined our common path together and provide impulses for our future evolution. The main purpose of this book is to help us reestablish a bridge to the landscape. The authors describe ways that life energy is anchored in a specic energetic structure in the landscape surrounding the Sea of Galilee, revealing the important role that this area plays and reects. Marko Pogacnik was born in 1944 in Kranj, Slovenia, and studied sculpting at university, later gaining an international reputation in conceptual land art. He has developed this further into earth lithopuncture, whose goal is to heal disturbed landscapes and power points. He leads seminars in earth healing in several countries and provides advice on landscape matters for communities and businesses. Marko is a lecturer at the Hagia Chora school for geomancy which was founded in 1995. He is also the author of the bestselling Turned Upside Down (2004). Ana Pogacnik, born in Slovenia in 1973, is an archaeologist and pianist now living in Munich. Ana conducts educational programs and collaborates frequently with her father, Marko Pogacnik, in Earth-healing projects throughout the world. In 2001, she founded the Schule Wieder Sehen. Ana has published numerous books (in Slovenian and German), in which she hopes to encourage self-development and a better understanding of the landscape.
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How Wide the Heart:


from the introduction

Ana Pogacnik and Marko Pogacnik that we human beings are capable of vioT lence and mutual contempt, yet they manifest
O MANY

of us, it is almost inconceivable

every day before our very eyes, and unfortunately with extra intensity and potency in the country the West calls the Holy Land. Our desire to learn about this country in greater depth that is, to understand the causes and background of the conict smoldering there and the impulse to seek ways of achieving a lasting peace inspired a trip that grew out of the inner vision of our friend Gabriele Ulich of Berlin and took place around Easter 2001. The participants were a group of people interested in geomancy and peace-making. The archetypal route from the Pyramids across the Sinai Peninsula to Jerusalem led us past many of the holy places of three world religions (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity). Immersing ourselves in the essence of these sites also enabled us to decipher their vital-energetic, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Tuning in to the locations and landscapes of several acupuncture points in the Near East resulted in personal experiences that sowed the seeds of regenerative impulses. Throughout our trip, we were fascinated by the countrys human diversity and the beauty of its landscape. Nonetheless, the book you are holding in your hands is no travelogue. In addition to profound personal experiences, the forces or aspects of the landscape that we felt privileged to encounter (and especially the interference between them) inspired one participant, publisher Peter Vieweger, to suggest compiling a collective journal by all the participants. He dedicated himself enthusiastically to this project and put a great deal of energy and attention into reading all of our reports, notes, rough drafts, and ideas with the intention of compiling them into a single text. When Peter crossed the threshold, the driving force behind the original impulse was lost and with it the possibility of pursuing the project as he had envisioned it. When a new publisher supplied a new concept based on two main texts, the actual physical journey and the participants reports retreated into the background and began to serve simply as the context for the books actual contents. After multiple attempts to incorporate all our reports into the book in journal fashion, several things became clear:

Mount Zion

the trip had left behind many important impulses in us participants; our common experiences had sparked points of light in all our lives; we had left traces of healing behind us in the landscapes we passed through. Nonetheless, the trip itself, as an accomplished fact, already seemed so distant that it would have been difcult to compile our impressions effectively. It would also have been a shame to pin down such a unique and spontaneous experience. In the end, a different book emerged. In it, the subject of the trip itself is subsumed in a holistic view of the planetary role and true identity of the Near East. In Part I, Marko translates our experiences of individual places en route to the insights and concepts that made this view possible and revealed the energy needed to access these places appropriately. Appropriate access is the portal that allows us to approach the essence of a place or landscape directly. An appropriate angle of approach avoids obstacles concealing the essential aspects of the place. In Markos experience, the portal to Israel/Palestine is the archetypal route from Egypt across the Sinai Peninsula toward Jerusalem, the route rst taken by the Israelites under the leadership of Moses and his brother Aaron. If we tune in to modern, holistic consciousness, this ancient route proves to be an inspiring opportunity to approach the geomantic and social layers that will ultimately allow peace to take root in Israel/Palestine. During our original trip in 2001, we made an effort to involve local people in our activity because we already knew that an impulse for peace can bear fruit only if supported from within and not merely transplanted from outside. In Sekem and Kiryat Tivon, we gave talks on the motivation for our trip and invited anyone interested to participate in our geomantic explorations of the Golan Heights and Jerusalem. In subsequent years, Marko conducted three Earth Healing workshops for Israelis, one in Jerusalem and around Mount Carmel (2002), one in the area

around the Sea of Galillee (2004), and one in the Dead Sea area (2006). Markos experiences served as the basis of two new projects to promote peace in Israel/Palestine. These projects, which round out Part 1 of this book, will also allow you, our readers, to contribute individually to the collective search for peace in the Near East. The rst project is a weekly cycle of seven meditations to promote peace both within the individual and in Israel/Palestine. It can be implemented in any given week but should always be started on a Sunday; meditations for each day of the week follow. The second project involves eight cosmograms developed by Marko to support the places of healing in the geographical area between the Pyramids, Sinai, and Jerusalem. These cosmograms actively embody the vital-energetic and spiritual foundations of the transformation that will turn the present waves of destruction into impulses for peace. We hope that you, our readers, will feel called upon to photocopy these cosmograms or reproduce them in artistic media of your choice and to nd places to post them. In Part II, there is no longer any direct connection to our original trip in 2001. This half of the book contains the messages Ana received last year from the deep source of love and wisdom that we in the West call Christ energy. Anas text functions on several levels simultaneously. One level addresses us individually, calling on us to look more closely at our own life and to follow our chosen path with increased consciousness and equanimity. On another level, it takes life, lifestyles, the hearts energy, and the power of the Christ to a universal level and shows them from a different perspective. A parallel level describes the process humankind has undergone in the course of history and reveals important moments in this process moments that determined our common path, thus providing impulses for evolution as a whole. A red thread running through all of these messages is our connection to our religions and the interferences, complexities, and friction that result, as well as the danger that arises when we do not approach this connection as independent individuals. A subsequent section describes how lifeenergy is anchored in a specic energetic structure in the landscape around the Sea of Galilee, revealing the important role played and reected by this area. This description reestablishes the bridge to the landscape as such, which is central to the book as a whole.

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THE BIODYNAMIC FARM


Agriculture in Service of the Earth and Humanity
HERBERT KOEPF
ANKRUPT FARMERS ,

COPING

WITH

EVIL
CCAUSLAND ADDRESSES

BRUCE H. MCCAUSLAND

quality owing to pesticides, hormones, and other addiB tives these are the well-known realities of the modern crisis

erosion of topsoil, and poor food

in farming. This problem is the outcome of the limited vision of conventional methods and a system that focuses exclusively on quick results and prots. The need for changes is clear, and Koepf provides a vast array of research data and results, as well as many helpful details on animal feeding, crop rotation, diseases, pests, and fertilizing. He shows that the biodynamic method of farming and gardening is the alternative that can turn farming around. Biodynamics is the oldest alternative agricultural movement in the world it could even be argued that it is the oldest agricultural method in the world, since it is based on spiritual and commonsense principles that have been used since the dawn of human societies. It approaches the whole farm as a single organism, and its goals are to protect and nurture the soil, improve the quality of food, and integrate the farm organically into the environment as a whole. This is an essential reference for all farmers who are unsatised with conventional methods and for gardeners who wish to improve the quality of life around them as well as the food they serve their families. Herbert Koepf was led to pursue formal studies in agriculture as a result of his experience as a farmer. He received his Ph.D. from Germanys leading agricultural university and later became the head of the School of Biodynamics and Earth Sciences at Emerson College in England. Dr. Koepf has lectured extensively in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. He is also the author of Research in Biodynamic Agriculture: Methods and Results (1993).
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ever before. Can evil be defeated? Indeed, do we have the courage to even look at its root causes? Drawing on the spiritual investigations of Rudolf Steiner, Sri Aurobindo, and others and from his own inner work, Bruce McCausland takes us on a fascinating journey into the hidden recesses of this very timely subject, helping us understand and cope with todays events and our daily lives. What is evil? What is its source or sources? How should we view evil and those who perpetrate it? Using what he calls a holoscopic approach, McCausland stresses the importance of how we look at a problem. Traditional means no longer sufce and have proven inadequate to the task. By its very nature, evil is illusive and fraught with emotion. These obstacles must be overcome if we are to succeed in examining this manifold menace in a meaningful, productive manner. But whatever we do, we cannot ignore it. The greatest evil, it has been noted, is indifference toward evil. McCausland discusses the sources of evil in the form of spirit beingsspiritual adversariescalled Lucifer and Ahriman. He explains how these two beings interact with each other and with humanity as the two extremes of evil, with goodness in the center. In the end, we discover ways to deal with evil, both as individuals and as a society. In todays climate of fear and its exploitation on every side, the question of evil has become an urgent matter of human survival. Those who watch or read the news can use this guidebook to understand the forces at work behind daily events. It guides the reader through the confusion caused by evil and toward inner freedom. Bruce H. McCausland has been a keen student of the Western mystery tradition for more than thirty-six years and has conducted seminars and workshops on a wide variety of subjects. As a retired business executive, he is now an active observer of current events and enjoys reading his own poetry at local salons. Before retiring he was active in a number of roles, including owner of the Living Seed Health Center, a Toronto Health-food shop and bookstore; chair of the Michael Group, the Anthroposophic members group in Toronto; secretary of the Canadian Lorian Association; elected to Village council of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland; founding president of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association of Southern Ontario; and founding chairman of the Aurora members group. Mr McCausland is currently a director of the Western New York Holoscopy Group.
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important topics for all humankindevil. M The menace of evil seems stronger today than

one of the most

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A MEASURE

OF

ENDURANCE

On Steven Sharp
From an Interview with Bill Manning

The Unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp WILLIAM MISHLER

A Measure of Endurance knocked me down. I read it in two sittings, fascinated by its harrowing story and its tale of courage and integrity.... This is one of those rare books that prove once more the worth of human spirit, at its best, when most challenged. Kent Haruf, author, Plainsong

William Manning has been a trial lawyer for twenty-six years. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, less than two blocks from the Mississippi River, with his wife Ruth Mickelsen and their daughter Sonja Christine, both of whom are the passion of his life. Since 1973, he has been involved in Anthroposophy, which has played a central role in his life. Mr. Manning is a long-time student of Anthroposophy and the work of Owen Bareld. For twelve years, he and William Mishler had been members of an anthroposophic study group, which they helped establish.

the remarkable, heartwarming story of a courageous teenage boy who, after being gravely injured while using a farm machine, takes on its powerful manufacturer and wins. Steven Sharp was a hardworking, energetic sixteenyear-old, growing up happily in a tiny farming community in the eastern Oregon high desert. His family was his harbor. Nothing pleased him more than the outdoor life and fending for himself in the nearby mountains. In the last hour of the last day of a summer job on a local ranch, his life was changed forever when a huge baler suddenly and mysteriously turned itself on and severed both his arms. Slipping in and out of consciousness and stumbling through a eld, he followed a fence to a nearby house. Soon he was on an airplane and hoping time would still be on his side. His recover was amazing. He maintained his optimism and zest for living and returned to school, joking with his classmates to reassure them on what might have otherwise felt like an awkward rst day back. Eventually, he was back in his beloved mountains, hunting and shing with the hospitals prosthetics and his own rigged-up equipment to compensate for his missing arms. He had always been convinced that the machine malfunctioned, but had no intention to seek redress farm life has its risks and compensations. By a quirk of fate, however, a friend recalled a notice in a three-year-old magazine and he learned that others had been injured while using the same kind of machine. How, with the help of a brilliant and idealistic trial lawyer named Bill Manning whose commitment to Steven seemed something of a completion of his own spiritual journeySteven took on the multinational, multibillion-dollar company, withstood their counterattack, and emerged triumphant. A Measure of Endurance is gripping, poignant a truly unforgettable read.
HIS IS

William Mishler grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Cleveland. In 2002, he retired from the University of Minnesota, where he taught Scandanavian languages, literature, lm, and culture. He wrote extensively on these subjects for journals and anthologies. In 1989, he was the corecipient of the Richard Wilbur Award for the years best volume of translated poetry. His own poems appeared in The Mudfish, Denver Quarterly, and Chicago Review. He died December 2002.
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he asked if he could meet Steven. At the time, he was sort of thinking about writing a book about Steven. After the whole case was nished and settled, he met Steven, who invited Bill out to his home in Oregon. So Bill went to Oregon and met Stevens family and friends. Steven and his father asked Bill if he wanted to go shing, and Bill said, Sure. He thought they would go down to a stream to do some shing, but he didnt understand. They got the mules out four of them and went up into the mountains for ve days. Here was a professor with a dictaphone and tapes, sleeping on a stone and drinking old coffee from old coffee grounds, and standing next to Steven Sharp. interviewing the young man as he was y shing. During the trip back on the mules, Bill was terried, thinking hed lose his life on some of the narrow ledges. When he got back he transcribed the tapes and wrote the rst three chapters, and after various publishers bid for the book, he received a handsome advance from Knopf to write his rst book. Its really a fascinating story about Bills ability to listen and absorb Steven this seemingly ordinary person and nd that he was an extraordinary hero. Before Bill met Steven, I was speaking with Bill after a study group, and I told him about Stevens dream, or premonition, which I hadnt told to anyone else. This intrigued Bill, because he saw that, from an anthroposophical point of view, Steven was foreseeing his life, as we all do at the beginning before coming into life but we also continue to foresee it. And it was that one event that truly convinced Bill that this was a story worth telling. Being a longtime anthroposophist, Bill saw something that could speak to the anthroposophic view. [Steven] is now thirty, he doesnt drink, hes quite serious about his business of running a farm where he grows Christmas trees and some livestock. He also has some rental property that he takes care of, and has a few people working for him. But, when you meet him both then and now theres this extraordinary depth of character. Bill touched on that, where all his friends come around for counseling, and when he was in the Shriners hospital the way he was able to help the other patients; the way he was able to say in such a nonchalant way, I am not my arms; thats not who I am. He understands what that means. It perhaps comes from his heritage of a very spiritual background, from his grandmother, who was a minister of extraordinary spirituality, and his very devout mother. At the same time, he doesnt carry it on his sleeve; theres just his enormous depth of character.

Bill, he was aware of my case with B Steven Sharp, and when it was over
ECAUSE OF

my friendship with

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NEW BOOKS

DOSTOEVSKY
The Scandal of Reason
MARIA NEMCOV BANERJEE

ROMANTIC RELIGION
R. J. REILLY

PAn elegant, provocative reading of two of Dostoevskys


RAISE FOR

Dostoevsky: The Scandal of Reason

Hats off to Lindisfarne for reissuing R. J. Reillys Romantic Religion! . . .This is a splendid book, highly recommended.
Philip Zaleski, coauthor of Prayer: A History and editor of the annual Best American Spiritual Writing

masterworks, Notes from Underground and The Brothers Karamazov Her theme is the harm that reason can do to the human soul if it is divorced from the higher spiritual powers within it. The separation of reason from the other human faculties is a fundamental theme of Russian religious philosophy. Thus her understanding of Dostoevskys worldview is formed by the philosophical commentaries of Solovyov, Ivanov, and Berdiaev. In passing, she gives us a panorama of Russian intellectual life of the nineteenth century, showing how Dostoevsky was inuenced by and reacted against such gures as Belinsky, Bakunin, Chernyshevsky, and Herzen. Banerjee has successfully accomplished what should be the nal goal of such a work: to send us back to the masterworks themselves, which we will now reread with a deeper comprehension.
Boris Jakim, preeminent translator of works by S. L. Frank, Pavel Florensky, and Sergei Bulgakov.

Compelling, enlightening, and challenging . . . a brilliant attempt to provide a reasonable, rational, and verbal indictment of reason itself comprehending and complementing the message of love and gestures of Dostoevskys positive heroes.
Thomas R. Beyer, professor of Russian language, Middlebury College

A fascinating meditation, distilled from a lifetimes study of Dostoevsky. With exquisite tact Maria Banerjee traces the workings of Dostoevskys artand of his thought within and through the artas she navigates the depths of the masterpieces that initiate and conclude his major period.
Donald Fanger, Harry Levin Professor of Literature, emeritus, Harvard University

Maria Nemcov Banerjee was born in Prague, where she spent her childhood. Her family ed from Czechoslovakia and lived in France for three years before emigrating to Canada. Maria Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature from Harvard University. A professor of Russian and comparative literature at Smith College, she lives in Northampton with her husband, the poet Ron D. K. Banerjee. Her published works include Terminal Paradox: The Novels of Milan Kundera and The Lime Tree in Prague, as well as numerous articles on Russian literature and philosophy and translations of Russian and Czech poetry in collaboration with her husband.
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Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, household names. R. J. Reillys remarkably readable and perceptive book about the two writers and their two brilliant friends Owen Bareld and Charles Williams, was soon treasured by fans as the best book on their circle of writerphilosophers, the Inklings. The title Romantic Religion reects Reillys premise that the four thinkers share a matured romanticism. For them, creative imagination is central, with literature and religion intimately related. Reilly devotes an insightful chapter to each of these writers and discusses their differences and similarities. Bareld fans will be especially impressed by the authors ability to clarify Barelds condensed prose. In his compelling new preface, Reilly considers the changing reputations of these writers and their relevance for today. The book was rst published during a war and horrendous societal dilemmas, similar to those that plague the world today. Now, as then, says Reilly, the four writers remind us of the possibility of a higher and saner life. They remind us that if we belong to the party not of memory but of hope, it is because we are imaginative beings and can imagine better beings and better worlds. This is the rst study to examine in depth the theological and philosophic implications of the work of that remarkable group of writers now called the Oxford Christians. In focusing on the central religious concern of the group, Reilly provides an approach that is destined to become normative. With this new edition of Romantic Religion, this wise, penetrating picture of our own possibilities is placed before us once more.

no one dreamed that Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of W Narnia would one day be box-ofce hits and their authors, J. R. R.
HEN THIS

book was rst published thirty-ve years ago,

R. J. Reilly, served in the army in Europe during World War II before receiving much of his higher education under the G.I. Bill of Rights. He received Ph.B. and M.A. degrees from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is a professor of English (emeritus) at the University of Detroit, where he taught for thirty-three years. He has written ction as well as critical essays in American history and literature and is coauthor of the twovolume Barnes & Noble Guide to American Literature. He lives with his wife Lena in St. Clair Shores, a lakeside suburb of Detroit.
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HEAVEN

ON

EARTH

SINGING

AND THE

ETHERIC TONE

A Handbook for Parents of Young Children


SHARIFA OPPENHEIMER

Gracia Ricardos Approach to Singing, Based on Her Work with Rudolf Steiner
HILDA DEIGHTON GINA PALERMO DINA SORESI WINTER

S WE witness the shifting of old forms that once stood as the foundation of our daily lives, parents who must prepare the next generation to meet this changing world have more questions now than ever before. Although our culture and the nature of the family may be changing, the atmosphere in the home continues to create the foundation of a childs life. In Heaven on Earth, parent and educator Sharifa Oppenheimer reveals how to make the home environment warm, lively, loving, and consistent with your highest ideals. Heaven on Earth balances theoretical understanding of child development with practical ideas, resources, and tips that can transform family life. Readers will learn how to establish the life rhythms that lay the foundation for all learning; how to design indoor play environments that allow children the broadest skills development; and how to create backyard play spaces that encourage vigorous movement and a wide sensory palette. Through art, storytelling, and the festival celebrations, this book is a guide to build a family culture based on the guiding principle of love. Such a culture supports children and allows the free development of each unique soul. Responding to parents questions from more than twenty years of teaching, Oppenheimer has created a gift from the heart. This is a practical, inspiring resource that brings her informed, intuitive understanding of young children into the heart of the home.

Singing and the Etheric Tone dares to say what many singing artists know but is seldom stressed in vocal studios today, that singing well needs the involvement of the total human being: body, soul and spirit. This book helps us become conscious explorers in the enlivening search for a joyful, healthy production of tone. I recommend it highly as a wonderful companion guide for any professional singer, teacher or student. Wendy Hoffman, mezzo soprano, Metropolitan Opera Company, NYC Finally! a book that gets back to the simple basics of beautiful singing (bel canto). Singing and the Etheric Tone is the book Ive been searching for. It describes sensations I have had, but could not articulate, in a clear and accessible way. It has enlightened my own singing and enlivened my teaching of others on the path to good singing. Anyone involved in communicating the art of healthy singing should read it ... especially those who have gotten into the trap of over-intellectualizing rather than viewing singing as a natural expression of the soul. V alerie Yova, singer, choral conductor, teacher, and Metropolitan Opera audition winner

Sharifa Oppenheimer was the founding teacher of the Charlottesville Waldorf School, Virginia, where she taught kindergarten for twenty-one years and served as day care director of the early-childhood program. She has helped develop new teachers through teacher-training programs at Sunbridge College in New York State and Rudolf Steiner College near Sacramento, California, and as a master teacher offering practicum and internship opportunities. She has written many articles on Waldorf education, helping the parents of her students create supportive home environments. Recently she initiated a home-based kindergarten program, The Rose Garden. Sharifa is the mother of three grown sons, who received Waldorf educations. She lives in an enchanted forest in Virginia.
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draws its strength and inspiration from Gracia Ricardos work T with Rudolf Steiner.
HE AUTHORS

introduce a practical, joyful approach to singing that

Chapter 1 deals with the tone, the onset of the tone, the humming approach, and the relations between vowels, consonants, words, and phrases. Chapter 2 goes into the voice, how to build a voice and extend its range. Chapter 3 develops the idea of blending the vocal registers, the placement of the voice, embellishments, resonance, and diction. Finally, the book moves on to some professional tips on choosing a program, stage fright, mood, presence, etc. This book long out of print is an invaluable resource for any singer, professional or not, who wants to improve the ability to sing well by working with the whole body spirit, soul, and the physical organism.
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NEW BOOKS

AN INTRODUCTION
L. FRANCIS EDMUNDS

TO

ANTHROPOSOPHY

Rudolf Steiners World View


parents send their children to

Waldorf schools around the world, and bioT dynamic farming and anthroposophic medical
HOUSANDS OF

movements are growing quickly. Nonetheless, few are aware of the richness of Steiners spiritual science. His contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct spiritual research, through which he investigated the metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientic and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the eld through conscious methods that gave comprehensive results. Francis Edmunds introductionrevised and updatedcovers the fundamental aspects of Steiners philosophy, beginning with a brief outline of his life. Edmunds describes spiritual science as a way to higher knowledge and outlines the threefold human being. He also delves into the secrets of human evolution and history, the fundamental elements of child development, and numerous other aspects of Steiners vast teachings. This is a warm and clear introduction to Anthroposophy that will prove valuable to anyone who wants a better understanding of Rudolf Steiners work. L. Francis Edmunds began his studies as a medical student, but the driving force in his life was a quest for insight into the nature of the human being. This journey led him to Anthroposophy and his vocation as a teacher. In 1962 he founded Emerson College, an adult educational establishment based on Rudolf Steiners work. He traveled and lectured extensively around the world, and authored the perennially popular Introduction to Steiner Education. Francis Edmunds died in 1989.
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root races that developed the rst concepts of good and evil, manipulated natural forces, laid the foundation for human legal and ethical systems, and dened and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments. Through this discussion of our true origins, Cosmic Memory offers a genuine foundation for our lives, allowing us to realize our real value, dignity, and essence. The reader is shown our human connection with the world around us as well as our highest goals and true destiny. This is a key volume for understanding Rudolf Steiners early development as a Theosophist and how his ideas, terminology, and formulations during that time t into the development of his anthroposophic epistemology and Christology.
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THE INCARNATION

OF

AHRIMAN
a signicant gure of Persian

The Embodiment of Evil on Earth


RUDOLF STEINER

COSMIC MEMORY
The Story of Atlantis, Lemuria, and the Division of the Sexes
RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Paul Marshall Allen Written 1904-1908 (CW 11)

Ahriman, he tells us, works to embed human beings rmly into their physical nature, thus encouraging dull, materialistic attitudes and a coarse, dry intellect. In these extraordinary lectures, Steiner assumes a rare prophetic mode. He speaks of an actual incarnation of Ahriman on Earth and the potential consequences of that event. Just as Christ incarnated in a physical body, so would Ahriman incorporate in the Western world before a part of the third millennium has passed. Steiner places Ahrimans incorporation in the context of a cosmic triad that includes Ahriman, Lucifer, and Christ. Ahriman will become a counterpoint to the physical incarnation of Lucifer, which took place in the East during the third millennium b.c. The incarnation of Jesus Christ took place in Palestine as the point of balance between Lucifer and Ahriman. During the quarter century when Steiner was developing Anthroposophy, he spoke of Ahrimans incarnation only six times. For the rst time, these six lectures (plus a supporting excerpt) are reproduced in their entirety in a single volume.
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mythology. Rudolf Steiner spoke of A Ahriman as a real, living spiritual entity.


HRIMAN IS

between the origin of the Earth and the beginning of recorded history. This spiritual research includes a profound investigation of the origins, achievements, and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemuriansthe remarkable
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best tradition of ancient wisdom

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GOETHE & PALLADIO


Goethes study of the relationships between art and nature, leading through architecture to the discovery of the metamorphosis of plants
DAVID LOWE & SIMON SHARP

CONVERSATION
A New Theory of Language
CARL H. FLYGT Foreword by Madison Smartt Bell

their basis Goethes Italian Journey, the authors of this fascinating and unusual study explore how Goethes experience of Palladios architecture inuenced his view of the relationship between art and nature and helped him understand metamorphosis, leading to his discovery of the archetypal plant. Goethe seems to oscillate between experiences of architecture and experiences of nature. In nature, he searched for the archetypal plant, the essential form whose metamorphosis through time would produce the plant we see in its cycle from seed to fruit. In the art and architecture of antiquity and in Palladios classical reformulation of it, he tried to understand the purpose and function of artistic creation. Until now, no one has put these two together. David Lowe and Simon Sharp show for the rst time how these seemingly unrelated subjects are relatedhow the living geometries and volumes of harmoniously proportioned buildings, the great idea of architecture, can lead to the intuition of similar principles in nature. David Lowe and Simon Sharp have worked together for twenty-one years. One of their rst projects was the recreation of Goethes Italian Journey. They have given numerous workshops and presentations on the subject in the U.S. and U.K., including The British Museum, the German Embassy, and the Edinburgh Festival. This is must-reading for anyone interested in Goethes ideas on plants and metamorphosis.

AKING AS

Rudolf Steiners conception of an T archetypal social organization that


HE THREEFOLD

social order was

would utilize the norms of universal spiritual initiation, individual freedom, and the fundamental social law. A social science purporting to encompass these norms has yet to arise, but with Carl H. Flygts book, a step in that direction has been achieved. Flygts argument is that the phenomenon of conversation has an objectively treatable structure and, as such, can be held to standards that not only can awaken human clairvoyance, but can also liberate the emotions and the spiritual will and contribute to a cultural background that makes real community into an explicit and fundamental social value. Flygts treatment of language use and social background is penetratingly original, academically up to date, and anthroposophically convincing.

David Lowe was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, into a coal mining family. He went on to study philosophy and politics at Queens College, Oxford, and later took his M.A. in art history at Oxford Brooks. His time is taken up increasingly by lecturing and study groups in the United States and United Kingdom. The weeds in his garden in Oxford grow progressively taller. Simon Sharp is a teacher of art and design. He is currently director of the Leonardo Centre at Uppingham School in Rutland, England. He uses Goethes approach to observation extensively in his teaching and practical demonstrations. Trained originally as a designer, Simon believes in mixing art and science in his innovative teaching programs. He spends much of his time drawing and painting architecture and landscape.
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Carl H. Flygt is an anthroposophical psychologist living near San Francisco. Born and imprinted largely in Middle Tennessee, he became interested in the psychological and evolutionary signicance of altered states of consciousness induced by exogenous agents, such as marijuana and LSD. Accordingly, he migrated to California where, in the cultural wake of the 1960s, the New Age movement was coming into prominence. His book on language is the outcome of twenty-ve years of study, experimentation, and devotion to the ideal of a psycho-social unity devolving from the deepest wishes and dreams of which the human being is capable. You can visit his website at www..consciousconversation.com.
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THE SECRETS
WILHELM PELIKAN

OF

METALS

THE NEW MYSTERIES


And the Wisdom of Christ
VIRGINIA SEASE & MANFRED SCHMIDT-BRABANT

light of spiritual science, Pelikan discusses the signicance of the classic seven metals and their importance for humankind as well as for nature as a whole and the Earth. He also discusses the newer metals and the virtually unknown radiation effects of metalseffects that Rudolf Steiner employed therapeutically. Pelikans method here is a phenomenological one, in which he helps us try to see natural objects in the Goethean sense, as developed by Rudolf Steiner (see, for example Natures Open Secret). Here is a classic text for understanding metals more deeply as a whole and for gaining a fuller appreciation of spiritual scientic research methods in relation to the world we inhabit.
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viduals experienced themselves I as children of the gods, or even


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old mystery cultures, indi-

Wilhelm Pelikan (18931981) was born in the ancient city of Pula (now in Croatia). A chemist by training, for nearly forty years he was a director of laboratories for Weleda in Germany. He died in Silesheim, Switzerland.
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as their instruments. According to Rudolf Steiners spiritual science, the birth of independent thinking did not arise until our present state of consciousnessthe awareness of ones individual self. But who is this I? Virginia Sease and Manfred Schmidt-Brabant maintain that true self-knowledge is intimately related to knowledge of the central being of world evolutionChrist, the I AM. Focusing on the being of Christ and on Christianity, the authors present a series of engaging lectures on the development of mystery wisdom today. Having given an overview of the history of the mysteries in their book Paths of the Christian Mysteries, the authors deepen and expand their study by drawing particular attention to the effect of the Christ mysteries. Some of the essential themes of this new volume include the transformation of conscience, the place of prayer and meditation, and the signicance of sacrice today.

MEDITATIONS ON THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC


JOHN JOCELYN

tions on each of the twelve signs of T the zodiac. John Jocelyn uses traditional
HIS ESOTERIC

classic contains medita-

astrological symbolism to envision a Christ-centered zodiacone in which each of the signs relate to an aspect of the New Testament. This is not a book about astrology, but about the deeper meaning of the twelve zodiac signs. The author relates the zodiac signs to the development of inner Christ consciousness and encourages readers to meet their individual destinies more consciously and courageously and even with gratitude.
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Virginia Sease was born in Pennsylvania and earned her doctorate in German from the University of Southern California. She taught in a university and a Waldorf school in Los Angeles and has been a member of the Executive Council of the Goetheanum since 1984. She directs the English language Anthroposophical Studies Program at the Goetheanum. Manfred Schmidt-Brabant was born in Berlin in 1926. In 1975 he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, and served as Chair of the Council from 1984 until his death in 2001. His service during those years included leadership of the Social Science Section of the School of Spiritual Science, and he lectured around the world on many subjects. He was the author of several books that have been published in English.
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WHAT

IS

ANTHROPOSOPHY?

N o w i n Pap e r b a ck !

SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF Translated by Simon Blaxland de Lange

THE HEAVENLY SOPHIA AND THE BEING ANTHROPOSOPHIA


SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF Translated by Simon Blaxland de Lange

works on this theme, Sergei Prokoeff s short book is really more of a personal work than it is an introduction to Anthroposophy. The author presupposes the readers familiarity with the basic principles of Anthroposophy and focuses on the central Christological insights that make up the core of Rudolf Steiners philosophy. What is Anthroposophy? is personal in the sense that it reects one individuals efforts to build a connection to Anthroposophy. As Prokoeff states in his preface, As soon as we comprehend Anthroposophy as something living, we are concerned not merely with dening it intellectually but, rather, with developing a real relationship to it. He continues, The content [of this book] will probably reveal more about the author and his relationship to Anthroposophy than about [Anthroposophy] itself, for its nature is basically beyond description and consequently evades any purely intellectual denition. This is a valuable addition to the body of secondary literature on Anthroposophy from an established and well-respected author on the subject. Contents: 1. Anthroposophy and the Riddle of Man 2. The Anthroposophical Path of Knowledge 3. Ego-Consciousness and the Mystery of Golgotha 4. Rudolf Steiners Path of Development 5. The Being of the Christ and the Mystery of Man

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behind Rudolf Steiners spiritual science, this volume is the B culmination of Sergei Prokoeff s twenty-ve years of work on
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the authors experience of the suprasensory being

Steiners Anthroposophy. He shows that the being Anthroposophia is not merely a poetic image or an abstract concept, but an actual spiritual entity who works in the higher worlds to benet earthly evolution and bring to humanity the new revelation of the heavenly Sophia, the divine wisdom.
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THE TRANSFORMATION
SIGISMUND VON GLEICH Introduction by Paul V. OLeary

OF

EVIL

And the Subterranean Spheres of the Earth

Sergei O. Prokoeff was born in Moscow in 1954, where he studied ne arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he came across the work of Rudolf Steiner and soon realized that his life was to be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his rst book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in Germany in 1982. After the fall of Communism, he became a co-founder of the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. He currently works for the Society in Russia and as a writer and lecturer worldwide.
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Focusing on the realm of subnature, or the subterranean spheres, he shows how the various layers of the Earths interior are linked directly to the mystery of evil. The author discusses the mythical image of the underworld and describes the qualities of the Earths nine layers according to Rudolf Steiner. Finally, he outlines the the forces of good that oppose the nine currents of evil harbored within the Earth. In a new introduction, Paul V. OLeary places this work within the context of todays world. Sigismund von Gleich was born in Germany in 1896. While serving in the army he became ill with lung disease and during convalescence was given a book by Rudolf Steiner. He was soon immersed in Steiners philosophy, and became one of the most prolic lecturers and writers in the early years of the anthroposophic movement. He ed Nazi Germany in 1936 and, in 1953, died in Holland.
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THE FOUNDATION STONE MEDITATION


RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Michael Wilson 3 English translations with the original German (CW 260)

In this important lecture, Steiner also discusses the ancient Academy of Gondishapur, the signicance of the year 666, the mission of Islam, and the crucial consequences of the Nicaean Council of 869.
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Meditation as a central tool for developR ing the inner life of anthroposophic students.
UDOLF

STEINER gave The Foundation Stone

First presented during the reestablishment of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference of 1923, it is a powerful and penetrating meditative text that many consider to be a key to the spiritual mysteries of our time. This budget-priced pocket version features three alternative translations (by George Adams, Pauline Wehrle and Richard Seddon), along with the original German verses and an introduction by Michael Wilson.
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THE WORK OF THE ANGEL IN OUR ASTRAL BODY


RUDOLF STEINER 1 lecture (CW 182)

CALENDAR
RUDOLF STEINER

OF THE

SOUL

The Year Participated


Translated by Owen Bareld

bringing about denite conditions in the social life of the future, related to brotherhood, religious freedom, and conscious spirituality. Other spiritual beings, however, work in opposition to the angels. If, because of their disruption, humanity sleeps though the angels spiritual revelation, the consequences will be dire, leading to the manifestation of sexual aberrations, the misuse of medicine, and the misapplication of mechanical and technological forces.
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human beings are trying to create images in human S astral bodies. Such images are given for the purpose of
TEINER REVEALS

that the angels the spirits closest to

help awaken a feeling of unity with nature and stimuT late self-discovery and lead to a greater feeling of unity
HESE MEDITATIVE

verses for each week of the year

with the surrounding world. This budget-priced pocket version features Owen Barelds pioneering translation based on more than fty years studying this text. As Bareld asserts, no simple translation can convey the real thrust of these verses. Because of this, he tries to suggest rather than simply reproduce the original in exact English translations.
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THE DEAD ARE


RUDOLF STEINER 1 lecture (CW 182)
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WITH

US

HOW DO I FIND
RUDOLF STEINER 1 lecture (CW 182)
OW DOES

THE

CHRIST?

have passed on. He describes the conditions in the environment of the dead; both the advantages and the dangers of connecting with the dead; the important moments of waking up and going to sleep; the signicance of dying in childhood or in old age; and the appropriateness of various kinds of funeral services.
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describes life after death and explains how those on the I Earth can maintain a connection with loved ones who

important lecture, Rudolf Steiner clearly

H importance of working toward knowing ones true self, or I being, the signicance of experiencing powerlessness, and the
eventual resurrection from powerlessness.

one nd the Christ today? Steiner emphasizes the

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TRANSFORMING
RUDOLF STEINER

THE

SOUL,

VOL.

THE KARMA

OF

UNTRUTHFULNESS,

VOL.

9 lectures, Berlin, Oct. 14Dec. 9, 1909 (CW 58)

Secret Societies, the Media, and Preparations for the Great War RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Terry M. Boardman 13 lectures, Dornach & Basel, Dec. 431, 1916 (CW 173)

ness, to knowledge of spiritual realities. But, to avoid a distorted understanding and vision of that world, Steiners offers preparatory steps the metamorphosis and purication of the human soul required for achieving true spiritual enlightenment. Life itself teaches and prepares us for progress, and Anthroposophy explains and brings this to consciousness. Steiner describes the missions of anger, truth, and reverence; the signicance of human character; the meaning of asceticism and illness; and egoism. He explains the differences between Buddhism and Christianity and the goal of spiritual science and, throughout these talks, refers to signicant persons such as Augustine, Leonardo da Vinci, H. P. Blavatsky, Goethe, Homer, and Shakespeare. A previous edition of this work was titled Metamorphoses of the Soul: Paths of Experience, vol. 1. This volume is a translation of Metamorphosen des SeelenlebensPfade der Seelenerlebnisse: Erster Teil (GA 58).
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Steiner explains that the central mission of spiritual I science is to enable people to ascend, in full consciousNA

key series of lectures on personal development,

have much to teach us about todays political spin, A media distortions, propaganda and downright liesall
LTHOUGH THESE

lectures were given in 1916, they

TRANSFORMING
RUDOLF STEINER

THE

SOUL,

VOL.

9 lectures, Berlin, JanMay 1910 (CW 59)

delivered by the media on a daily basis. Rudolf Steiners calm, methodological approach penetrates the smokescreen of accusations and counterclaims, illusions and lies, surrounding World War I. From behind this fog and under the guise of outer events, the true spiritual struggle is revealed. Steiners words give the reader a deeper understanding of the politics and world conicts that confront us today through the lter of popular media. Amid the turmoil of World War I, Steiner spoke out courageously against the hate, lies, and propaganda of the time. His detailed research into the spiritual impulses of human evolution allowed him to reveal the dominant role that secret brotherhoods played in events that culminated in that cataclysmic war. He warned that the retarding forces of nationalism must be overcome before Europe can nd its true destiny. He also emphasized the urgent need for new social structures in order to avoid such future catastrophes. Political and social changes around the world are moving at a breathless pace, hurtling us all toward an uncertain future. These lectures illuminate much of what lies behind todays turbulent events and the scenes played out on the nightly news.
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refreshingly practical series of lectures, Rudolf Steiner speaks about the nature of the human soul and how it can be transformed and lifted to higher consciousness. He considers the spiritual signicance of various expressions of human nature laughing and weeping, sickness and health, error and mental disorder, positivity and negativity, and conscience. Steiner also discusses prayer, mysticism, the purpose of art, and the signicance of language. Throughout these talks, he refers to many key historical gures, including Zoroaster, Socrates, Plato, Homer, Wagner, Goethe, Hegel, and Angelus Silesius. These inspiring lectures make up the important conclusion to Transforming the Soul, vol. 1, but can also be read independently.

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OF

UNTRUTHFULNESS,

VOL.

Secret Societies, the Media, and Preparations for the Great War RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Terry M. Boardman 12 lectures, Dornach Jan. 130, 1917 (CW 174)

A previous edition of this work was titled Metamorphoses of the Soul: Paths of Experience, vol. 2. This volume is a translation of Metamorphosen des SeelenlebensPfade der Seelenerlebnisse: Zweiter Teil (GA 59).
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offering much insight into todays political spin, media distortions, I propaganda and downright lies
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2, Rudolf Steiner takes these lectures further, again

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RAISING

THE

SOUL

OWEN BARFIELD
Romanticism Come of Age: A Biography SIMON BLAXLAND-DE LANGE Foreword by Andrew Welburn

Practical Exercises for Personal Development WARREN LEE COHEN

it is not unusual to feel dominated and I overwhelmed by the lifes events. Here is
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world of rising tension and stress

a practical guide to gaining a rm anchor and taking control of the situation. It is based on seven contemplative exercises as the author has interpreted from the work of Rudolf Steiner. When practiced diligently, these simple exercises which may take only a few minutes per day are powerful tools for personal growth and inner strengthening. The exercises in Raising the Soul help one maintain greater balance in emotionally charged situations; see the positive side of negative circumstances; open ones mind; and develop an inner mood of gratitude. These exercises help the practitioner cope with the ordinary aspects of everyday life by remembering the signicant details of the day, acting on ones intentions, and thinking more clearly. Cohen presents a pathway to help us say yes to more of what life offers; we become more open to the abundance of lifes experiences.

Raising the Soul is organized so that each chapter introduces a different soul capacity, which in turn can be mastered. Topics include: review of the day; clear thinking; intention in action; balance in feeling; positive world view; open mind; and gratitude. Raising the Soul also offers clear descriptions of the exercises, a plan of action, and advice on developing and maintaining a meditative practice. Warren Lee Cohen is director of the Foundation Studies program at Emerson College in England. He teaches courses on inner development and on the arts and sciences. During his years of experience in practicing and teaching meditation, he has explored many paths, including Judaism, Hatha Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, and especially Anthroposophy. He is also the author of the childrens picture book Dragon Baked Bread.
ISBN: 1855841096 BOOK (PAPERBACK) RUDOLF STEINER PRESS $20.00 5X8 160 PAGES JULY 2006

J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Writing of their many heated debates, Lewis who was greatly affected by Bareld during their long friendship remarked, I think he changed me a good deal more than I him. Blaxland de Langes biography (the rst to be published on Owen Bareld) was written with the help of Bareld himself, who, before his death in 1997, participated in numerous interviews with the author. Bareld also lent him many of his papers and manuscripts. The fruit of their collaboration is a book that penetrates deeply into the life and thinking of one of the twentieth centurys towering gures of Western culture. Blaxland de Lange studies the inuences on Bareld by the Romantic poet Coleridge and the philosopher Rudolf Steiner, while also focusing on Barelds profound personal connection with C. S. Lewis. The book also features a biographical sketch in Barelds own words and describes his strong relationship with North America as well as his dual profession as a lawyer and writer. Simon Blaxland de Lange has worked for many years as a special needs educator. He is a prolic writer, translator, amateur musician, and gardener. Blaxland de Lange helped establish Pericles Translations and Research, Pericles Training and Work (for adults with special needs), and the Pericles Theatre Company. In 1997, with Dr. Vivian Law, he cofounded the Humanities Research Group and, in 1998, the British group of the Humanities Section of the School of Spiritual Science. He met Owen Bareld in 1979, and has been a student of his work for the past thirty years.
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founding member of the Inklings group, a private Oxford sociO ety that included leading literary gures of the time: C. S. Lewis,
WEN

BARFIELD, philosopher, author, poet, and critic, was a

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THE BIODYNAMIC FOOD & COOKBOOK


Real Nutrition that Doesnt Cost the Earth WENDY E. COOK

BEYOND

THE

MEDICAL MELTDOWN

Working together for Sustainable Health Care ROBERT ZIEVE, M.D.

The Biodynamic Food & Cookbook is a rich book of information, beautifully illustrated and packed with delicious and healthy recipes. The biodynamic movement is supported by top chefs, master winemakers, and numerous celebrities Prince Charles introduced biodynamic methods at his Gloucestershire farm. Nonetheless, biodynamic agriculture had a humble beginning in 1924, with a small group of farmers and gardeners who gathered to hear Rudolf Steiner give a series of lectures on revitalizing agriculture. It was a time of growing interest in industrial farming and mass production, and Steiner spoke of the need to preserve and nurture the qualitative aspects of food. He outlined an agricultural method based on a holistic perception of nature. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, The Biodynamic Food & Cookbook explains the principles behind biodynamic methods and places it in the context of food and cooking through the ages. Wendy Cook, author of the bestselling Foodwise, takes us on a journey through the four seasons with more than 150 delicious recipes based on many years of working with biodynamic nutrition. She considers the ethics of food, the foundation of a balanced diet, and conjures up the color and vibrancy of Mallorca, which has contributed so much to her personal approach. Included are supplementary sections on breads, sauces, salads, desserts, drinks, and much more. Wendy E. Cook is a writer and speaker on nutritional issues and author of the bestselling Foodwise: Understanding What We Eat and How It Affects Us. The rst wife of satirist Peter Cook, she gained a reputation as a hostess in the 1960s and 1970s. Born in 1940, she studied art at Cambridge where she met Peter Cook. Later they lived in London and New York, where Wendy developed cooking and entertaining as her creative motif. When their daughter Daisy developed asthma and conventional medicine had little effect, Wendy began a journey of discovery of complementary treatments and alternative ideas. She studied macrobiotics as well as Rudolf Steiners approach to nutrition and agriculture (biodynamics). Having discovered how life-changing nutrition can be, she devoted herself to cooking and teaching in clinics, communities, and schools. More recently she was resident at Schumacher College while simultaneously studying for a degree in Waldorf Education at Plymouth University.
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tainability, and spiritual ecology. But most of B all it is about avorful, nutritious, enjoyable food!
IODYNAMICS IS

about respect for nature, sus-

health care and enough money to pay for it, that more D drugs and surgery is not necessarily better, and that the pres-

R.

ZIEVE demonstrates that there is enough quality

ent health care quandary does not need to be the way it is. But to see this and to change health care will require enough people to wake up, think outside the box, and take action. We are on a threshold. Health care as we have known it is dying. What we have come to see as normal medicine is not healthy medicine. To quote Dr. John Abramson of Harvard, we have an overdo$ed America. Health care today is a manipulated market, not a free market. It is neither effective nor affordable for most people in the United States. In both the public sector and the private business world, it is a top-down, overcontrolled system. This must change. Beyond the Medical Meltdown details how to create a bottom-up approach, which is necessary if health care is going to work for all of us.

Robert J. Zieve, m.d., graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and studied homeopathic medicine, anthroposophical medicine, and Neural Therapy. Dr. Zieve is an author (Healthy Medicine, 2005), lecturer, and practitioner of comprehensive medicine, homeopathy, European biological medicine, anthroposophical medicine, neural therapy, nutrition, and energy medicine. He was medical director of the Foxhollow Clinic near Louisville, Kentucky, and an afliate of Paracelsus Klinik near Zurich, Switzerland. He is cofounder and director of the Pine Tree Clinic for Comprehensive Medicine in Prescott, Arizona (www.pinetreeclinic.com).
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LEONARDO

DA

VINCI

THE WILL

TO BE

FREE

The Last Supper A Cosmic Drama and an Act of Redemption MICHAEL LADWEIN

A Philosophy for Young People VALENTIN WEMBER

works of art have been created that we call Christian, but none has received as much acclaim as Leonardo da Vincis Last Supper. Art lovers venerate it for its composition and noble aesthetics, whereas, for Christians, it epitomizes the intimacy between Christ and his disciples. In recent years following the publication of bestselling ctional narratives and dubious historical studies The Last Supper has also become the focus of intrigue, controversy, speculation, and sensation. Recent restoration of the painting has exposed remnants of the original work and removed falsications created by over-painting. Thus, for the rst time since its creation more than ve hundred years ago, we can contemplate Da Vincis masterpiece in its more or less original form. This lavishly illustrated, full-color book reproduces many details of the restored work, and the author turns our attention to newly revealed aspects of The Last Supper that lead to fresh interpretations. The philosopher Rudolf Steiner called The Last Supper the worlds most important work of art, adding that it revealed the meaning of Earth existence. Michael Ladwein sheds light on many aspects of the spiritual facts that can be uncovered in this immortal painting one that has lost nothing of its urgency in our modern world.
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a path that enables us to become free one that depends on R ones inner activity. We cannot become free, he states, unless we
ATHER THAN

trying to prove that we are free, Wember describes

enliven our volitional forces. The author brings his ideas to life by relating them to practical, everyday situations. He offers real assistance to anyone who is searching for the next step in personal development. It is ideal for young people (for whom it is primarily written) and provides useful stimulation for those interested in philosophical and life questions. Dr. V alentin Wember is a SteinerWaldorf school teacher in Stuttgart, Germany and a writer and lecturer.
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HANDBOOK

FOR

RHYTHMICAL EINREIBUNGEN

According to Wegman / Hauschka EDITED BY MONICA LAYER

Michael Ladwein is an art historian and expert on religions who now conducts art study tours. He is also an author and translator. His published works include Chartres, Ein Fhrer durch die Kathedrale (Chartres, A guided tour of the cathedral) and Raphaels Sixtinische Madonna (Raphaels Sistine Madonna). Visit his website at www.ladwein-reisen.de.
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therapists familiar with the methods and principles of Rudolf Steiners spiritual science. The German word Einreibung refers to the application of oil or ointment to the body. This clear, comprehensive manual is intended for all those who wish to use rhythmical Einreibungen professionally or to renew and deepen their knowledge; those who have had some training in the eld and want to deepen their knowledge; those who teach rhythmical Einreibungen; and those who would like an in-depth introduction to this effective healing method.
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forms of therapeutic massage that R can be used by nurses, caregivers, and


HYTHMIC

EINREIBUNGEN are gentle

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SEKEM
A Sustainable Community in the Egyptian Desert
DR. IBRAHIM ABOULEISH Illustrator Markus Kirchgessner

MYTH

OF THE

NATIVITY

The Virgin Birth Re-examined


ANDREW WELBURN

tile place, yet in 1977, Dr. Ibrahim T Abouleish founded a new agricultural
HE

EGYPTIAN desert can be a hos-

Lamech was afraid of him and ed and ... said: I have begotten a strange son; he is not like a human being, but like the children of the angels. (1 Enoch from the Dead Sea Scrolls)

and social settlement on seventy hectares of desert land in Belbes, 60 kilometers northeast of Cairo. Thus, the Sekem initiative was born. Dr. Abouleishs goal was to build a new type of community. His vision was for a farm that grows biodynamic crops and plants out of the harsh desert sand and a community in which workers and residents are all given holistic primary health care and where their children can be well educated in the sciences. This was to become a place that would sell its produce and become self-sufcient and self-sustaining. Ultimately, this would be a place where Islam and Western technology could come together in harmony. This bookas well as the very community itselfasks and seeks to answer questions such as: How can an efcient economy, a healthy social fabric, and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between West and East build peace and prosperity? What is the modern understanding and practice of Islam? Nearly thirty years after its inception, Sekem has grown strong and prosperous, both economically and socially. In 1981, the people of this community shipped their rst medicinal herbs to the U.S., and by 2004, they oversaw a network of more than 800 farms in Egypt and the Sudan, producing high quality organic crops, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. The communitys mobile health units work with local rural populations, and real social change has been the results of its efforts In 2003, Sekem was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize, the Right Livelihood Award as a business model for the twenty-rst century, combining social and cultural development with commercial success. The public recognized Sekems activities as offering answers to signicant questions of our time in the Arab world. This is the story of Sekemthe original vision, the challenges and hard work, and the eventual successesin Ibrahim Abouleishs own words. Stunningly illustrated with color photographs throughout.

and challenging stories in the Gospels, surrounded by many signs T and miracles. Is it possible to understand the virgin birth in a way
HE CONCEPTION

and birth of Jesus is one of the most mysterious

that is both true to its origins and meaningful for today? In this carefully researched study, Andrew Welburn states that we must re-imagine the events of the virgin birth through the eyes of the Gospel writers. He explores many parallel stories and prototypical characters drawn from the ancient traditions of Judaism, Persia, Egypt, and Romeall of which could have been known to the early Christian writers. Stories of unusual children with mysterious parenthood have, in fact, long inspired human beliefs and storytelling, and most of this has been lost to modern exoteric Christianity and theology. Welburn concludes that the virgin birth is part of a much greater story and a synthesis of many traditions, and that it stands, above all, for a promise of spiritual rebirth. This unique book is for anyone interested in the beginnings and the future of the Christianity. CONTENTS: 1. Memoirs of Joseph and Mary? 2. The Shocking Truth 3. Jesus as Noah 4. A Near Miss and the Wrong Virgin 5. The Christmas Gospel 6. The Son of God 7. Virgin Birth: The Mystery Andrew Welburn is a fellow of New College, Oxford. He has written, translated, and edited numerous books on spiritual science and early Christianity.
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Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish was born in Egypt in 1937. He studied medicine and worked in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland before founding the Sekem initiative in 1977. In 2004 he was named as one of the worlds Ten Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs by the Schwab Foundation. Go to www.sekem.com for more information. Markus Kirchgessner is a professional photographer from Germany. He has traveled widely in the Islamic world and has had several solo exhibitions.
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Foundational Works by Rudolf Steiner

R dignity, freedom, and wisdom. These foundational books contain the essence of his teachings.
UDOLF

STEINER considered several of his written works fundamental to the recovery of human

HOW

TO

KNOW HIGHER WORLDS

A Modern Path of Initiation Translated by Christopher Bamford Written 19041905 (CW 10)

INTUITIVE THINKING AS A SPIRITUAL PATH


A Philosophy of Freedom Introduced by Gertrude Reif Hughes Translated by Michael Lipson Written 1894 (CW 4)

THEOSOPHY
An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos Translated by Catherine E. Creeger Written 1904 (CW 9)

by Steiner in 1904. He begins with the premise that the capacities by which we can understand the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us. Steiner carefully and precisely leads the reader from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. He provides practical exercises of inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines, new organs of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us.
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TWestern esoteric path of initiation made public


HIS IS

the classic account of the modern

A LSO

KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS AND ITS ATTAINMENT


Translated by George Metaxa Revised by Henry Monges &Lisa D. Monges
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AVAILABLE AS :

Steiners works, this is the one he believed would have the longest life and the greatest spiritual and cultural consequences.This seminal work asserts that free spiritual activity the human ability to think and act independently of physical nature is the appropriate path for people today who wish to gain true knowledge of themselves and the universe. This is not abstract philosophy; it is a warm, heart-oriented guide to the practice and experience of living thinking. Readers will not nd abstract philosophy here, but a step-by-step account of how a person may come to experience living, intuitive thinking the conscious experience of a purely spiritual content. During the past hundred years since it was written, many have tried to discover this new thinking that could help us understand the various spiritual, ecological, social, political, and philosophical issues facing us. But only Rudolf Steiner laid out a path that leads from ordinary thinking to the level of pure spiritual activity intuitive thinking in which we are participants in the creation and redemption of the world.

F ALL

This book cannot be read the way people ordinarily read books in this day and age. In some respects, its readers will have to work their way through each page, and even each single sentence, the hard way. This was done deliberately; it is the only way this book can become what it is intended to be for the reader. Simply reading it through is as good as not reading it at all. The spiritual scientic truths it contains must be experienced; that is the only way they can be of value. Rudolf Steiner

A foundation in spiritual reality. Steiner presents a comprehensive understanding of


KEY WORK

for anyone looking for a solid

human nature from the physical body and the soul to our central spirit being. He also provides an extraordinary overview of the laws of reincarnation and karma and the various ways we live within the three worlds of body, soul, and spirit, describing the path of knowledge through which each of us can begin to understand the marvelously harmonious and complex worlds of soul and spirit. Theosophy is the work by Rudolf Steiner that one should read rst for a real understanding of the truths behind Anthroposophy.
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A LSO

KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS


How Is It Achieved? Translated by John Davy, & D. S. Osmond
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THE PHILOSOPHY

AVAILABLE AS :
OF

A LSO

FREEDOM

THEOSOPHY

AVAILABLE AS :

The Basis for a Modern World Conception Written 1894 (CW 4) Translated by Michael Wilson
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An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man RUDOLF STEINER Translated by A. P. Shepherd
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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

AN OUTLINE

OF

ESOTERIC SCIENCE

Translated by Catherine E. Creeger Written 1910 (CW 13)

The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy


APPROACHES
RUDOLF STEINER 2 lectures, Basel, Jan. & Oct. 1916 (CW 35)
TO

AT HOME

IN THE

UNIVERSE

Exploring Our Suprasensory Nature RUDOLF STEINER 5 talks, The Hague Nov.1318, 1923 (CW 231) Introduction & Afterword by Paul Margulies

esotericism places T humankind at the very


HIS MASTERWORK

of

ANTHROPOSOPHY

heart of the vast, invisible processes of cosmic evolution. When we use the term natural science, dont we mean that we are dealing with human knowledge of nature? This masterpiece of esotericism, the results of those efforts, is as vital and relevant now as it was when rst published in 1910. It remains the most comprehensive and effective presentation of a spiritual alternative to contemporary materialist cosmologies and the Darwinian view of human nature and evolution. In this essential work of spiritual science, we see how the creation and evolution of humanity is embedded in the heart of the vast, invisible web of interacting cosmic beings, through whom the alchemical processes of cosmic evolution continue to unfold. Included are descriptions of the various bodies of the human being, their relationship to sleep and death, and a detailed, practical guide to methods and exercises, including the Rose Cross Meditation, through which we can attain initiation knowledge. Perhaps most remarkable and revolutionary of all is the central function that Steiner allots to the Christ and his entrance into earthly evolution through the Mystery of Golgotha.
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Anthroposophy is neither spiritualism nor a revival of ancient esoteric teachings, but a genuinely modern spiritual teaching for Western humanity, using scientic methods to investigate spiritual realities by awakening higher perception.
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duction to spiritual A science. Steiner states that


N EXCELLENT

intro-

home in the universe T is to comprehend the


HE KEY

to being at

signicance of our individual lives on Earth and after we leave the physical world. Steiner describes our journey after death and its consequences for our future. He shows us how our character and actions on Earth affect us after we die and how those experiences shape our next physical life. Includes exercises that help us explore our suprasensory human nature, so that we can begin to act more consciously by recognizing the real nature of morality and the consequences of our present lives.
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IN

THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL


His Mission and Ours

Rudolf Steiner
Selected by Christopher Bamford

A LSO

OCCULT SCIENCE

AVAILABLE AS :

An Outline Translated by George Adams & Mary Adams


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1879, the Archangel Michael resumed direction of earthly evolution. Steiner articulated Michaels hope for humanity and his future tasks: the development of courage, the afrmation of individuality, the transformation of knowledge, perception of nature and the cosmos, the creation of a true world culture, and cognition of Christ. Includes early lectures about the event of 1879, Michael and Christ, Michael as Archangel and Time Spirit, and Michael and the fall of the spirits of darkness. Also includes The Mission of the Archangel Michael, a selection from the Michael Letters, and an extract of Steiners last address.
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ANTHROPOSOPHY

EVERYDAY LIFE

Practical Training in Thought Overcoming Nervousness Facing Karma The Four Temperaments RUDOLF STEINER

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book perhaps the most accessible presentations of Anthroposophy available in English. With its many practical exercises, mantras, and meditations, this book is a fundamental introduction for anyone beginning or needing encouragement along the path of inner development.
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F best-loved lectures are collected in this


OUR OF

Steiners

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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

LOVE

AND ITS

IN THE

WORLD

MEANING

MATERIALISM AND THE TASK OF ANTHROPOSOPHY


RUDOLF STEINER 17 lectures, Dornach, Apr.June 1921 (CW 204)

THE MEANING
RUDOLF STEINER 7 selected lectures

OF

LIFE

RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Christopher Bamford

And other Lectures on Fundamental Issues

STEINER did not often speak or write about love explicitly, love is at the very heart of his whole body of work and the foundation of his hopes for humankind and the Earth. Steiner teaches that, without love, nothing is possible; with love, however, we can do everything. Love is always love of the notyet. To love is to create; it is to selessly enter the current of time that ows toward us from the future. This collection gathers all of Rudolf Steiners main lectures and writings on lovefrom earthly love to the nature and function of spiritual love. Chapters include The Division of the Sexes; Lucifer and Christ; The Mission of Reverence; The Buddhas Teaching of Compassion and Love; Faith, Love, and Hope; and the title lecture, Love & Its Meaning in the World. Also included as an epilogue: I-Feeling, the Souls Capacity to Love, and Their Relationship to the Elemental World.

LTHOUGH

of human consciousness, Steiner says that the world ended in a.d. 300, when it became impossible to nd spirit in nature. Since then, we have been living in an increasingly spiritual world on a disintegrating, dying Earth. Steiner shows a way out of todays blind materialism and toward new spiritual perception and knowledge, which is the only way that we will nd the Christ in our time.
N TERMS

WHAT IS ANTHROPOSOPHY?
Three Spiritual Perspectives on Self-Knowledge RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Christopher Bamford 3 lectures, July 2022, 1923, Dornach (CW 225)

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with directness, offering profound and enlightening answers. He speaks on health, reincarnation, destiny, luck, and the trials of modern life. The variety of topics address practical and fundamental issues facing us in our modern lives: growth, decay and reincarnation; human participation in evolution; illusory illness; the feverish pursuit of health; luck; psychological distress and the birth pangs of the consciousness soul and how to listen to the spirit.
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of Life? Steiner disW cusses this ancient enigma


HAT IS

the meaning

MICHAELMAS AND THE SOUL FORCES OF MAN


Rudolf Steiner
4 lectures, Vienna, Sept.Oct. 1923 (CW 223)

THE BATTLE

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FOR THE

SOUL

The Working Together of Three Great Leaders of Humanity BERNARD LIEVEGOED

human evolution led by Rudolf Steiner, Christian Rosenkreutz, and Manu. He explores their karmic connections and past lives, how these spiritual streams are active today, and the spiritual challenges we will face in the future.
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his thoughts about L three spiritual streams in


IEVEGOED SHARES

explain why the path of Anthroposophy unites what is spiritual in the human being with what is spiritual in the universe. Steiner describes what happens when we die, showing the relationship between our physical life on Earth and the etheric, astral, and spiritual life of the cosmos. He also explains how physical lives are completely interwoven with cosmic existence, and how the missing links in evolution are spiritual in nature. He demonstrates the shallow soullessness of mainstream psychology and points out that the idea of the soul has been lost. In the third lecture, Steiner takes as his guide our three states of being waking, dreaming, and sleeping and describes what happens in these three states and how each is connected with our lives as physical, psychic, and spiritual beings.

HESE LECTURES

Steiner speaks of a new kind of autumn festival, Michaelmas. Steiner introduces a theme he expanded on in The Four Seasons and the Archangels.
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rst visit to London after the formation T of the Anthroposophical Society in 1913.
HESE LECTURES

were given during Steiners

RUDOLF STEINER SPEAKS TO THE BRITISH


Lectures and Addresses in England and Wales RUDOLF STEINER

lively approach to esoteric ideas while in T Britain. It gathers lectures, addresses, and artiHIS VOLUME

gives a picture of Steiners

cles. Also includes a list of Steiners lectures and addresses in Britain.


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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

RUDOLF STEINERS VISION

OF

LOVE

Spiritual Science and the Logic of the Heart

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION OF MORALITY


Francis of Assisi & the Christ Impulse RUDOLF STEINER Translated & introduced by Malcolm Gardner 3 lectures, Norrkping, May 2830, 1912 (CW 155)

A STUDY COMPANION TO AN OUTLINE OF ESOTERIC SCIENCE


CLOPPER ALMON

Bernard NeseldCookson TEINERS VISION of love, the transformative power brought by Christ, unites the forces of the human head and heart, leading to the spiritual awakening of humankind. The author collects Steiners references to the logic of the heart, the meaning of love, and the supreme importance of the greatest of all acts of love, the Mystery of Golgotha.

moral preaching canM not establish morality. Only


ORAL TEACHING

and

SELF TRANSFORMATION
Selected lectures RUDOLF STEINER

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exercises for breaking out of the ordinary consciousness and offers advice on the development of inner qualities such as clear thinking, inner tranquillity, and positivity, the necessary foundation for esoteric work. This essential collection will be an invaluable guide for all serious spiritual seekers.
TEINER DESCRIBES

THE SOURCES OF INSPIRATION OF ANTHROPOSOPHY


SIGISMUND VON GLEICH

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only if it continues to draw nourishment from the original sources. Gleich, who bases his research on the work of Steiner, presents the vefold stream of inspiration from the spirit world, which is the basis of Anthroposophy.
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Grail, Sophia whatever has been estabC lished on Earth from spirit will remain alive

HRIST, KARMA ,

the Archangel Michael, the

by delving into the hidden secrets of life can we nd its moral sources. Humanity has always manifested moral life. In ancient India, for example, morality lay in devotion to spirit; in early European societies, the cardinal virtue was courage. To understand the relationship between these, however, the evolution of consciousness must be considered. Originally, morality was a gift of the gods and part of human nature, but errors, deviations, and falling away have occurred in the course of evolution. Nonetheless, something divine still underlies human nature. Using Francis of Assisi as an example, Rudolf Steiner shows the sources for reclaiming living morality. In ancient times, some version of the caste system ruled. Then the Buddha came with his teaching of equality and compassion. This teaching was particularly suited to Eruope. Thus, some centuries into the Christian era, on the shores of the Black Sea, an occult school was established, where the Buddhas teaching interpenetrated with the Christian impulse. Two streams owed out of that schoolthe more Buddhist stream of equality and friendliness, and the stream of Christic morality. Francis came from the second school. Steiner explains how the spiritual world was connected with his coming. Francis exemplies morality as the middle path. We see warrior nature transformed into an expression of mercy, compassion, and love. Steiner shows the transformation of the virtues through the evolution of consciousness and Christs incarnation and the Mystery of Golgotha. Since then, true morality works to build up Christs being.
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An Outline of Esoteric Science is Rudolf Steiners most complete and methodical presentation of the results of his own spiritual research. Written in 1909, when he was forty-eight years old, it represents his mature thinking, yet also has the careful structure and development characteristic of the work of young authors. The title points out that the subject of the book is just those realities and beings which are, at least initially, hidden from most of us. But at the same time, it makes explicit that this is not a collection of tales of the supernatural, but a clear, conceptual, thoroughly scientic account of these matters. Clopper Almon

Steiners most difcult texts. Almons comA mentary is keyed by paragraph number to the text of An Outline of Esoteric Science, with themes and brief summaries of the main points; review questions; discussion questions; and observations on the text.
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THE

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

through one of

UNDERSTANDING
RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Richard Seddon

HUMAN BEING

Selected Writings of Rudolf Steiner

writings that illustrates his manifold talents and sure eye toward spiritual knowledge. Steiner was a pioneer in communicating spiritual wisdom that had, until then, remained largely secret and available to only a select few. He knew no boundaries to thinking, and he often declared that the world is far different than it appears on the surface. And he knew no limits in the spiritual worlds, speaking often of Christs ability to touch all of humankind with the greatest love and grace.
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brings together a selecR tion of Rudolf Steiners


ICHARD

SEDDON

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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

COMMUNITY LIFE, INNER DEVELOPMENT, SEXUALITY & THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER


Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of the Crisis in the Anthroposophical Society, Dornach, 1915 RUDOLF STEINER 7 lectures, Dornach, Sept. 1016, 1915 (CW 253)

FREEDOM AS SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY


EDWARD WARREN

Tincreasingly connected to economics, politics, and


HE IDEA

of freedom is

and Ahrimanwho work as forces that hinder our way. Paradoxically, we develop ourselves by confronting and coming to terms with such difculties. Evil is thus necessary in human evolution, allowing the possibility of freedom.
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IN THE

contains Steiners strongest statements on the issues of human relationships within a spiritual community. Occasioned by a scandal involving people inuenced by psychoanalysis, these lectures are Steiners comprehensive assessment of Freuds work and psychoanalysis as a whole. Steiner shows, our physical life, including human sexuality, has spiritual roots; and that looking to sexuality for the explanation of human behavior is therefore looking in the wrong direction. He also makes clear that becoming part of a spiritual community, such as the Anthroposophical Society, entails special responsibilities and a new way of being.

HESE LECTURES

religion. But what is freedom, really, and does it have a spiritual aspect? Observing Steiners wish that his main philosophical book (Intuitive Thinking As a Spiritual Path) be reworked in every new generation, Warren treats this theme in a fresh and lively way.
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THE EAST WEST

LIGHT

OF THE

Two Eastern Streams in the Light of Christian Esotericism, Part 1: Agni Yoga SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

EARTHLY KNOWLEDGE HEAVENLY WISDOM


RUDOLF STEINER

AND

P Agni Yoga as represented by Helena


INES

ROKOFIEFF EXAM-

9 lectures, Dornach, February, 1923 (CW 221)

ence between the know T yourself of the ancient


HERE IS

a great differ-

CHANCE, PROVIDENCE & NECESSITY


RUDOLF STEINER

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8 lectures, Dornach, Aug.Sept. 1915 (CW 163)

and grace. Into this central theme, Steiner introduces a fascinating description of the nature spirits, particularly the gnomes. He also relates his penetrating insights into the question of the death of children and the signicant role this plays in earthly culture and the spiritual worlds.
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and providence are C related to love, loyalty,

HANCE , NECESSITY,

mystery centers and this phrase today. What used to be achieved after death must now be achieved in life. To reach higher stages of development after death we must become fully human in earthly life. This was not always so. The difference is the Christ Event that is the center of human evolution. Now we must experience the Christ in ourselves as light, life, and love. Adopting the appropriate cognitive path, we become citizens of the universe, rather than hermits of the Earth.
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and Nicholas Roerich. Relating the inspiration of Helena Roerich to that of H. P. Blavatsky and using Steiners spiritual research, the author pinpoints what he believes are the principal spiritual errors of Agni Yoga. He uncovers connections with Lenin and Bolshevik Russia, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Mikhail Gorbachov.
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ESOTERIC STUDIES
The Flaming Word: Pioneers of Spiritual Science, vol. 2 MARIE STEINER

Mand close pupil of Rudolf Steiner, was a pioARIE

STEINER, wife

EVIL

Selected Lectures RUDOLF STEINER

original and complex S picture. He explains that evil


TEINER OFFERS

an

neer of spiritual science. This volume includes insightful forewords that she wrote for many of Steiners publications. They display the depth and energy of her dedicated spiritual work.
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arises when a phenomenon appears outside its proper context, enabling something initially good to become harmful. He speaks of the effect of particular spirit beings especially Lucifer

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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

ESOTERIC STUDIES
From Mathematics to Star-lore: Pioneers in Spiritual Science, vol. 3 ELIZABETH VREEDE

VREEDES fascinating writings give a vivid picture of her complex personality. She writes with warmth and vigor on subjects as varied as star lore, pyramids, Michaelmas, anthroposophic group work, and mathematics. This book features many rare articles, reviews, and essays, as well as a biographical sketch. Elizabeth Vreede, ph.d. (18791943), was a close trusted student and associate of Rudolf Steiner, who appointed her to head the Mathematical-Astronomical Secion of the School of Spiritual Science.

R.

encounter with the work of Rudolf Steiner in 1977, he worked as a teacher in a seminary in South Africa. Since 1987 he has worked independently as a freelance lecturer and author for a regeneration of humanity through a modern scientic awareness of spiritual beings and realities.
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JUDAISM & ANTHROPOSOPHY


Interfaces: Anthroposophy & the World FRED PADDOCK & MADO SPIEGLER, EDITORS

HUMAN

AND

COSMIC THOUGHT

RUDOLF STEINER 4 lectures, Berlin, January 2023, 1914 (CW 151)

Can there be a true science of philosophy? How are we convinced of the truth of a viewpoint? Why do we nd it difcult to comprehend views that differ from our own? What are the inner foundations for our own knowledge?

ian Fred Paddock long felt the need to make available cutting-edge writings by European anthroposophists. It examines the relationship between Anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Cabala and Anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jews in Anthroposophy Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst Mller. The problem of anti-Semitism is explored by three leading anthroposophic thinkers.
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TO

by the Rudolf Steiner T Library, where the librarHIS BOOK

was initiated

THE GREAT RELIGIONS


Pathways to Our Innermost Being PIETRO ARCHIATI

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aphoristic lectures, Steiner I shows that there are twelve


N THESE

concentrated,

AWAKENING

COMMUNITY

RUDOLF STEINER 10 lectures, Jan.Mar. 1923 (CW 257)

radical departure from the typical comparative study of religion, Archiati shows that the various religions represent stages in each individuals path of development. In this sense the great religions create an absolute unity, not separation, through what they teach. Beginning with the Flood of Atlantis, the author places the religions in the context of human evolution, taking us through the development of Buddhism, Zarathustrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and onwards to the future of religion based on spiritual reality. For example, Archiati considers how the founders of the various religions are working today. Are the Buddha, Krishna, Moses, and Zoroaster doing and telling us the same things today that they were in the past, even though humanity has undergone considerable changes since then? Pietro Archiati was born in 1944 in Brescia, Italy. He studied philosophy and theology and worked for many years as a Catholic priest. Following a decisive

AKING A

main philosophical perspectives, and that fruitful progress in philosophy depends not on defending one and refuting others, but in learning to experience the validity of them all. This method not only sharpens and makes our own powers of thinking more dynamic and exible, but also helps overcome narrow-mindedness while promoting tolerance and understanding for others and differing ideas. Steiner goes on to show how our own perspective is also colored by a particular soul mood that inuences the way we pursue knowledge and our lives in general. Several philosophers and their works are discussed in this way, illuminating their contributions to human knowledge. Through these insights into the real nature of human thinking, we may come to understand the nature of cosmic thought, which is brought by the cosmic hierarchies. This is an invaluable lecture course for broading the readers worldview and ones acceptance of others and their views.
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R presented these lectures right after the


UDOLF

STEINER

re that destroyed the rst Goetheanum. Given during the year before the Anthroposophical Society was reestablished, they form an important part of the history of the anthroposophical movement. Steiner calls for a searching of conscience. He explains that in anthroposophic communities we can experience our rst awakening to the spirit in our encounters with others, and he describes how the reverse cultus forms the foundation for a new community life.
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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

MAY HUMAN BEINGS HEAR IT!


The Mystery of the Christmas Conference SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

that the impulse of T the Christmas Conference


HIS STUDY

suggests

can be reenlivened today through conscious efforts to experience its spiritual essence. It offers ways to illuminate various aspects of the conference, the Foundation Stone, and its meditation. It also explores the link between the Christmas Conference and human evolution; the inner relationship between each anthroposophist and the Christmas Conference; and much more.
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by studying the differences in the human soul life during the various historical eras. Consciousness constantly evolves, and we cannot understand the present unless we understand its origin.
Steiner surveys the development of memory in human evolution and how people saw themselves and the world in the ancient East and how that understanding manifested in the ancient mysteries and inuenced modern spiritual life.
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Conference, 19231924. The Foundation Stone Meditation is central in the meditative life of many students of spiritual science. Part two, The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy, contains Steiners letters to members of the society following the Christmas Conference. They contain thoughts and guidelines regarding the Anthroposophical Society and its members conduct in the world.
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THE FOUNDATION STONE


WILLEM ZEYLMANS VAN EMMICHOVEN

THE CHRISTMAS CONFERENCE


For the Foundation of the General Anthroposophical Society 1923/1924 RUDOLF STEINER Introduced by Virginia Sease Foreword and conclusion by Marie Steiner Conference & Lectures, Dornach (CW 260)

ROSICRUCIANISM & MODERN INITIATION


Mystery Centers of the Middle Ages RUDOLF STEINER 6 lectures, Dornach, Jan. 413, 1924 (CW 233)

D Conference, Steiner presented the Foundation


URING THE

Christmas

sciousness for Western humanity since the S ninth century. The previous awareness of the
TEINER DESCRIBES

the changes in con-

documents the founding of the General Anthroposophical Society. It is a complete record of that meeting plus Steiners description of the structure and organization of the new society. Includes the Foundation Stone Verse and a lecture on rebuilding the Goetheanum.
HIS BOOK

spiritual in all of nature disappeared and was replaced by todays materialism. But esoteric knowledge was preserved by early Rosicrucian schools and alchemists and later occult schools of the 18th and 19th centuries. This leads to consideration of the inner training most appropriate for today mastery of science and its transformation through individual selfdevelopment of inner capacities.

Stone Meditation. During that week, he showed how elements of the meditation could be rebuilt into new meditations (or rhythms) that could be practiced inwardly. The author was present at that meeting and lived intensively with the meditations for more than thirty years. Gradually, Zeylmans began to make people aware of the germinating forces contained in the meditation. This seminal book has inspired generations of students of Anthroposophy.
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WORLD HISTORY AND THE MYSTERIES IN THE LIGHT OF ANTHROPOSOPHY


RUDOLF STEINER 9 lectures, Dornach, Dec. 1923Jan. 1924 (CW 233)

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/ THE LIFE, NATURE & CULTIVATION OF ANTHROPOSOPHY


RUDOLF STEINER

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THE CHRISTMAS FOUNDATION


Beginning of a New Cosmic Age RUDOLF GROSSE

together two clasT sics: The Foundation


HIS VOLUME

brings

It is a common belief that human consciousness, as we experience it today, has been essentially the same throughout the whole of what we know as history. In this challenging course of lectures, Rudolf Steiner suggests that history is truly seen only
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Stone and The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. The rst contains Steiners comments on The Foundation Stone Meditation, made during the reestablishment of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas

at the Christmas Conference, just one year after the rst Goetheanum was destroyed by re. The authors purpose was to see Rudolf Steiner within the overall process of world history and so to recognize his spiritual mission while experiencing the nature of that important event.
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historical conditions during the restablishH ment of the General Anthroposophical Society
ERE IS

an introduction to the spiritual and

H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

FOUNDING

SCIENCE

OF THE

SPIRIT

RUDOLF STEINER 14 lectures, Stuttgart, Aug.Sept., 1906 (CW 95)

The Pocket Library of Spiritual Wisdom

ALCHEMY
The Evolution of the Mysteries

spiritual science, offering an excellent introduction to the whole of his teaching as well as valuable material not found elsewhere. With precision and clarity, he discusses essential human nature in relation to the cosmos, the evolution of the Earth; the souls journey after death; reincarnation and karma; good and evil; and the modern path of meditative training. The emphasis throughout is on scientic exposition of spiritual phenomena. Previous edition: At the Gates of Spiritual Science
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OF THE

Rudolf Steiners most T fundamental lectures on


HESE ARE

some of

Tmysteries; loss of the divine, the alchemical quest; mysteries of the metals; the standpoint
OPICS INCLUDE

alchemy and the modern

of human wisdom today; alchemy and consciousness; natural alchemy: mercury, sulphur, salt; beyond nature consciousness: the spiritual goal.
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training, Rudolf Steiner brought a W systematic discipline to the eld of spiriITH HIS

philosophical and scientic

CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUTZ
The Mystery, Teaching and Mission of a Master

tual research. A natural seer, he cultivated his spiritual vision, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries. These small books gather excerpts from his many talks and writings on various themes, and feature editorial introductions, commentary, and notes.

TRosenkreutz, today and in the past; the guardian of modern knowledge; ancient and
OPICS INCLUDE

the mystery of Christian

modern Rosicrucian teachings; Rosenkreutz at the Chymical Wedding and his cosmic mission; Rosicrucian literature.
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ATLANTIS
The Fate of a Lost Land and Its Secret Knowledge

HARMONY

CREATIVE WORD

The Human Being and the Elemental, Animal, Plant & Mineral Kingdoms RUDOLF STEINER 12 lectures, Oct. 19Nov. 11, 1923 (CW 230)

Tmoving continents; the history of Atlantis; the earliest civilizations; the beginning of
OPICS INCLUDE

the continent of Atlantis;

THE DRUIDS

an extraordinary panorama of spiritual knowledge, centered on the human being as a microcosm of cosmic laws and mysteries. Steiner describes our relationship to three ancient representatives of the animal kingdom eagle, lion, and bull and to the cosmic forces that form them. He speaks of the plant and animal worlds in planetary and cosmic evolution and introduces us to elemental nature spirits, the beings behind plants and animals. Their relation to humankind is the harmony of the Creative Word. Previous edition: Man As Symphony of the Creative Word

ERE IS

thought; etheric technology; Atlantean magic; divine messengers; Atlantean secret knowledge; the origins of the Mysteries; Atlantis and spiritual evolution; and more.
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Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Celtic Priests

TDruids; mysteries of ancient Ireland; Celtic Christianity: Druid heritage: spirit in nature;
OPICS INCLUDE

the sun initiation of the

the great mysteries: the mystery of Christ; the function of the standing stones.
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THE HOLY GRAIL

The Quest for the Renewal of the Mysteries

THE GODDESS
OPICS INCLUDE

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opics include from the Mysteries to Christianity; death and resurrection in ancient Egypt; the miracle of initiation; the Mystery of Golgotha; the mystery of the higher I and the Holy Grail; the Grail and the spiritual evolution of humanity; the Gnostic crisis and the loss of the Mysteries; stages of evolution; archaic clairvoyance; the role of the Mysteries; the secret of evolution.
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From Natura to the Divine Sophia

dess Natura; mediaeval thought and the T school of Chartres; the goddess Natura in the ancient mysteries; the goddess in the beginning; esoteric Christianity: the virgin Sophia; the search for the new Isis; the renewal of the mysteries; the modern Isis, the divine Sophia.
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the rediscovery of the god-

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The Fundamentals of Anthroposophy

and informal discussions in these volumes took place between Rudolf Steiner and workers at the rst Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. At Rudolf Steiners instigation, the varied subjects were chosen by his audience. He took their questions and usually gave immediate answers. The astonishing nature of these responses their insight, knowledge, and spiritual depth is testimony to Steiners outstanding ability as a spiritual initiate and profound thinker. Accessible, entertaining and stimulating, the records of these sessions will be a delight to anyone with an unbiased mind.
HE REMARKABLE

carbon; ancient giant oysters; the Moon, Sun, and Earth; the Old Testament; the real nature of Adam; breathing and brain activity; dreams; sugar; the liver and perception; brain cells and thinking; illnesses such as cancer and its origin, migraines, and diabetes; the eyes of animals; Paracelsus; alcohol; and more.
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TO

FROM MAMMOTHS
Answers to Questions RUDOLF STEINER

TO

MEDIUMS

16 discussion with workers, Dornach, May 30, 1922 to Sept. 22, 1923 (CW 348)

Tangels, stars, Druids, Aristotle, Catholic and Masonic rituals, proteins, fats, carboOPICS INCLUDE

dancing and sport, guardian

FROM COMETS
RUDOLF STEINER

COCAINE

hydrates, salts, blood circulation, honesty, boredom, opinions, kidneys, plant and human fertilization.
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TO

Answers to Questions 18 discussions with workers, Dornach, Oct. 19, 1922Feb. 10, 1923 (CW 348)

FROM SUNSPOTS
RUDOLF STEINER

TO

STRAWBERRIES

Answers to Questions 14 discussions with workers, Dornach, June 30Sept. 24, 1924 (CW 354)

sunspots to strawberries! He discusses, among other things: Lemuria and Atlantis; Chinese and Indian cultures; raw food; vegetarianism; childrens nutrition; farming matters such as manure and soil; hardening of the arteries; the sense of smell; planetary inuences; weather and its causes; creation of the world; origin of the human being; Saturn, Sun and Moon; Darwinism; Earth strata and fossils; Bielas comet; star wisdom; evolution of human culture; lightning, and volcanoes.
TEINER DISCUSSES

nicotine and alcohol, the causes and timing of illness, pregnancy, vegetarian vs. meat diets, the human nose, smell and taste, eye and hair colors, planets and metals, mental illness, the ice age, the thyroid gland and hormones, beavers, wasps, bees, jaundice, smallpox, rabies. Previous edition Health and Illness, vols.1 & 2.
TEINER DISCUSSES

FROM ELEPHANTS
RUDOLF STEINER

EINSTEIN

Answers to Questions 10 discussions with workers, Dornach, January 7February 27, 1924 (CW 352)

FROM BEETROOT
RUDOLF STEINER

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TO

bees, shells and skeletons, animal and D plant poisons, bodily secretions and nutrition,
ISCUSSIONS COVER

elephants, ants and

potatoes, the human eye, fresh and salt water, sh and bird migration, clothing, opium and alcohol.
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TO

BUDDHISM

Answers to Questions 16 discussions with workers, Dornach, March 1June 25, 1924 (CW353)

FROM CRYSTALS
RUDOLF STEINER

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TO

FROM LIMESTONE
RUDOLF STEINER

LUCIFER

Answers to Questions 12 discussions with workers, Dornach, February 17May 9, 1923 (CW 349)

CROCODILES

Answers to Questions 10 discussions with workers, Dornach, Aug. 2Sept. 30, 1922 (CW 347)

Christianity and Islam, Egyptian mummies, astronomy, Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Freemasonry, moon and sun religions, the Mysteries, the Trinity, Moses, Easter, the ancient cultures, Kant and Schopenhauer, and nationalism.

OPICS INCLUDE

Iand languages; lefthandedness; dinosaurs; Lemuria; turtles and crocodiles; oxygen and
N THIS

volume, Steiner discusses speech

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ing, color and illness, rainbows, childhood T diseases, seances, sleep, dreams, reincarnation,
OPICS INCLUDE

technology, the Earth, heal-

and more.

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The Life & Work of Rudolf Steiner


RUDOLF STEINER & the Founding of the New Mysteries
SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

CORRESPONDENCE & DOCUMENTS 19011925


RUDOLF STEINER (CW 262)

AT

THE

DAWN

OF A

NEW AGE

RUDOLF HAUSCHKA

investigates the deepest mysteries of Steiners life and the establishment of new mysteries on Earth during the twentieth century. He examines the physical and suprasensory aspects of the rst Goetheanum, the implications of the Christmas Conference, and the Foundation Stone meditation, a legacy from Steiner to the Anthroposophical Society. This study is unprecedented in its depth and signicance.
HE AUTHOR

the development of the U anthroposophic movement


NIQUE INSIGHT

both into

presents his autobiography. It is lled with A recollections and insights into the signicance
PERSONAL STUDENT

of Steiner, Hauschka

of Anthroposophy.

and the relationship between Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-von Sivers through their letters. Subjects range from an esoteric view of human evolution to how to deal with problem personalities, as well as many discussions of organizational details.
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RUDOLF STEINER
JOHANNES HEMLEBEN

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An Illustrated Biography

A LIFE

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FOR THE

RUDOLF STEINERS PHILOSOPHY


and the Crisis of Contemporary Thought ANDREW WELBURN

SPIRIT

Rudolf Steiner in the Crosscurrents of Our Time HENRY BARNES

ognize Rudolf Steiners F name, but those who are


EW PEOPLE

today rec-

aware of him know that nearly all elds of life have been fructied by his insights not abstractly or theoretically, but in a concrete way that changes lives. No wonder, then, that Steiner has been called the best kept secret of the twentieth century. Anthroposophy challenges and extends the underlying methods of modern knowledge and has inspired many practical cultural initiatives. In this biography, Barnes recounts Steiners dynamic life, given entirely to the service of humanity and to the spirit. Steiner is seen here as an active leader in the crosscurrents of history.
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cultural, scientic, and spiritual renewal. And behind it all is a highly developed system of thought that addresses some of the most problematic philosophical issues. Welburn presents fascinating insights into the radical nature of Steiners thinking by examining his inheritance of ideas from Goethe, his attempts to break away from Cartesian dualism and Kantian idealism, and his challenge to the conventional framework of European philosophy. Andrew Welburn is a fellow of New College, Oxford. He has written, translated, and edited numerous books on spiritual science and early Christianity.
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R ated a vast legacy of practical contributions to


UDOLF

STEINER cre-

and his youthful years as a respected Goethean scholar and philosopher in Weimar; his involvement in the Theosophical and Anthroposophical societies; the development of spiritual science; the creation of spiritual initiatives in art, the social sciences, education, medicine, agriculture, religion and architecture; the Christmas Foundation meeting. Also includes a chronology, personal tributes, an extensive section for further reading, an index, and sixty-nine photographs and illustrations.
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sheds light on Steiners T life his childhood


HIS CLASSIC

biography

RUDOLF STEINER An Introduction to His Spiritual World-View


ROY WILKINSON

philosophy. Twelve chapters cover Steiner as the herald of a new age; reincarnation and karma; the spiritual nature of human beings; the development of human consciousness; cosmic and human evolution; relationships between the living and those who have died; evil; a modern path of initiation; life between death and rebirth; the spiritual hierarchies; a philosophical approach to spirit; and the mission of Christ.
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thinking now gathered into a single I volume we are introduced to aspects of this
N THESE

succinct summaries of Steiners

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The Life & Work of Rudolf Steiner

RUDOLF STEINER Herald of a New Epoch


STEWART EASTON

MEETING RUDOLF STEINER


Classics Selections From the Journal for Anthroposophy JOAN ALMON, EDITOR Series editor Robert McDermott

PHILOSOPHY AS AN APPROACH TO THE SPIRIT


An Introduction to the Fundamental Works of Rudolf Steiner RICHARD SEDDON

classic biography of Rudolf Steiner by Stewart Easton is the rst one written in English. It shows how Steiners thought and work developed year by year and provides background to his various books, lectures, artistic achievements, and activities. At the same time, the reader gets to glimpse the man himself, the unique personality who founded Anthroposophy and whose inuence is still increasing seventy-ve years after his death.
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HIS FULL-SCALE ,

of articles from the Journal for Anthroposophy consists of rst-hand accounts of what it was like to live and work with Rudolf Steiner. Articles range from intimate experiences of Steiners dinner table humor to vivid descriptions of the rst Goetheanum burning to the ground. Authors include: Albert Schewitzer, Bruno Walter, Arvia MacKay Ege, Andrei Belyi, Lisa Monges, and others.
HIS COLLECTION

study is to provide T an overview of Rudolf


HE OBJECT

of this

RUDOLF STEINERS RESEARCH INTO KARMA & THE MISSION OF THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

TIME
WITH

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DECISION RUDOLF STEINER


OF

Experience and Encounter FRIEDRICH HIEBEL Translated by Maria St. Goar

addressed to the anthroI posophical movement,


N THIS

inspiring lecture

Prokoeff explains why true modern Christian research into karma does not arise out of intellectual speculation, curiosity, or nebulous mystical experiences. The process of karmic research based on spiritual science should lead to a fundamental transformation of our human nature, enabling a full experience of the cosmos within which we exist. Giving an overview of how the spiritual hierarchies and Christ, the Lord of Karma, work in the ordering of human karma, Prokoeff leads us to the karma and mission of the Anthroposophical Society, indicating what must come about before the end of the century if this karmic mission is to be fullled.
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lection of the early days T of the Anthroposophical


HIS FASCINATING

recol-

Society offers a unique perspective on Rudolf Steiners work and his relationship to his students. Of particular interest to our readers will be the chapters on the Christmas Conference of 1923 for the foundation of the General Anthroposophical Society. Hiebel attended the meeting, and his lively descriptions and warm style let those solemn events rise up again in our souls. He recreates the solemn, sacred mood of the laying of the Foundation Stone, and provides insights into the structure and meaning of the Foundation Stone meditation verses.
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Steiners philosophical work. Though his work was were far ahead of its time, it has remained virtually unnoticed by most contemporary philosophers. Steiners philosophy, which lays the foundation for all that followed, needs to be more widely understood. Because this philosophy describes Steiners living experiences of the physical and invisible worlds, the author places it in the context of a brief biography to show how Steiners thinking developed. Seddons studies in moral sciences convinced him that Steiners resolution of the main problems of philosophy since Aristotle was correct. After a half century of subsequent work in Anthroposophy, Seddon saw the need for an introductory volume that clearly lays out Steiners views without the complications that arise in the context of late nineteenth-century philosophy. This book is the result, intended both for students of Anthroposophy who have no knowledge of philosophy and for students of philosophy who have no knowledge of Anthroposophy.
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REMINISCENCES OF RUDOLF STEINER


and Work on the First Goetheanum ASSYA TURGENIEV

Steiner, answers many questions in this rstA hand account of her close relationship with
SSYA

TURGENIEV, a colleague of Rudolf

Steiner from 1912 until his death in 1925. She recounts the burning of the Goetheanum, the period surrounding Steiners death, the early performances of his mystery plays, his lectures and travels, and the artistic work and performances at the Goetheanum.
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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Esoteric Studies
MYSTICS
AFTER

MODERNISM

THE MYSTERIES
Rudolf Steiners Writings on Spiritual Initiation RUDOLF STEINER & ANDREW WELBURN

Discovering the Seeds of a New Science in the Renaissance RUDOLF STEINER Foreword by Christopher Bamford Afterword by Paul M. Allen Written 1901 (CW 7)

edge. Their ways of seeing the world, God, and themselves foreshadowed all that we practice now in the best of meditation, both East and West. Steiner describes their passion for unity, their practice of intensifying their perception, and their ever-fresh insights into the process of knowing itself. Steiner immerses us in the evolving stream of eleven mystics from thirteenth to seventeenth centuries who resolved the conict between inner perceptions and the beginnings of modern science in the new world of individual freedom. Contents: Foreword by Christopher Bamford Preface to the 1923 Edition Introduction: Mystics, Natural Science, and the Modern World (by Rudolf Steiner) Meister Eckhart The Friendship with God: Johannes Tauler Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa Agrippa of Nettesheim & Theophrastus Paracelsus Valentin Weigel & Jacob Boehme Giordano Bruno & Angelus Silesius Epilogue Afterword: About the Author, the People, and the Background of This Book (by Paul M. Allen) Preface to First Edition 1901 A previous edition was titled Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age
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giants in the modern art T of illumined self-knowlHESE MYSTICS

were early

The mysteries have been since ancient times an expression of the inner triumphing over external forces. In Antiquity they played the role especially of preserving a link with the time of the gods, of primordial revelation. Not in a static way, but by bringing the chosen leaders, prophets, or priests to confront the powers of life and death, to discover the deeper needs and potential of the human spirit, the Mysteries had kept humanity in touch with the living foundations of experience. Andrew Welburn

and the Middle Ages as well as the conditions of initiation today. Following lectures on the the human soul, Steiner presents an imagination of the Earths development, including descriptions of the metals, their connection with the planets, and their curative properties. He outlines the origins of plants and animals and our connection with the Earth, and also gives a panoramic view of human evolution.
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OF

hypothetical explanations and outer appearances are its sources. Through his spiritual research, Steiner gives us a penetrating look into the evolution and history of human consciousness, Earth, and the cosmos and describes the experiences people gained through the ancient mysteries. This survey takes us through the mysteries of Artemis in Ephesus, as well as those of Hibernia, Eleusis, Samothrace, and the Middle Ages. Steiner also discusses modern initiation. After preliminary lectures on the nature and function of the human soul, a magnicent drama is presented of the Earths developmentgraphic descriptions of the metals, their connection with the planets, and their curative properties. Steiner outlines the origin of plants and animals and humanitys connection with the Earth, giving a panoramic view of humanitys past, present, and future. Andrew Welburn is a fellow of New College, Oxford. He has written, translated, and edited numerous books on spiritual science and early Christianity.
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Mknows little of the ancient mystery schools


ODERN SCHOLARSHIP

PRINCIPLES
CARL UNGER
HIS SLIM ,

SPIRITUAL SCIENCE

ing volume supports T and extends Steiners

challeng-

Anthroposophy and provides a secure foundation in suprasensory realities. Steiner had asked Unger to work with the spiritual scientic theory of knowledge, and this is the essence of what he accomplished in this eld. Carl Unger was an early student of Rudolf Steiner and lectured extensively on spiritual science. He is the author of The Language of the Consciousness Soul., a study guide to Rudolf Steiners Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts.
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PHILOSOPHY, COSMOLOGY & RELIGION


RUDOLF STEINER 10 lectures, Dornach, Sept. 1922 (CW 215)

higher spiritual development, describing S philosophy as based on imagination, cosmology


TEINER FOCUSES

on exercises to attain

MYSTERY KNOWLEDGE & MYSTERY CENTRES


RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Andrew Welburn 14 lectures, Dornach, Nov.Dec., 1923 (CW 232)

on inspiration, and religion on intuition. This is followed by a rich account of the stages of sleep and the period between death and rebirth, especially the role of Christ after death as revealed to spiritual cognition.
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mystery schools, surveying the mysteries S of Artemis, Hibernia, Eleusis, Samothrace,


TEINER OFFERS

descriptions of the ancient

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Esoteric Studies

SPIRITUALISM, MADAME BLAVATSKY & THEOSOPHY


An Eyewitness View of Occult History RUDOLF STEINER Edited & introduced by Christopher Bamford

ideas about angels in relation to higher beings and divinity; and, above all, the need for clear insight into world events based on spiritual knowledge.
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THE THREEFOLD NATURE DESTINY LEARNING


COENRAAD VAN HOUTEN
HE AUTHOR

OF

of H. P. Blavatsky, the Theosophical Society, and the spiritual revolution of the twentieth century, todays spiritual movements would be unimaginable. Nor would the works of Rudolf Steiner, G. I. Gurdjieff, Ren Gunon, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sri Aurobindo, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, and C. G. Jung have developed as they did. In this fascinating volume on the Theosophical movement, Steiner, as a major participant, goes into occult history and the roots of Theosophy in Western esotericism, especially Rosicrucianism, secret societies, and the hidden history behind the creation of Theosophy in the nineteenth century.
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alist movement and W the amazing personality


ITHOUT THE

spiritu-

TPractising Destiny and Awakening the Willand the path of adult education he calls destiny
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IS

extends his earlier works

ROSICRUCIAN WISDOM
An Introduction

Rudolf Steiner
14 lectures, Munich, May 22June 6, 1907 (CW 99)

learning. He broadens and deepens his work on this theme, showing that learning from destiny, as well as awakening the forces of will, are continuing processes. His practical advice can be applied directly to everyday life.

of Rosicrucian teachB ingnot old ideas of


ASED ON

the stream

tradition, but a wholly new contribution from spiritual researchSteiner portrays the Rosicrucian path as the most appropriate for modern seekers. He warns that, rather than abstract theory, these ideas must reach into daily activity and transform life. He describes the law of destiny, life after death, spiritual sight, and much more. Previous edition: Theosophy of the Rosicrucians
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THE FUTURE

NOW

Anthroposophy at the New Millennium SEVAK GULBEKIAN, EDITOR

Ton where Anthroposophy in its earthly manifestation now stands and to what extent
HESE EIGHTEEN

essays offer thoughts

SECRET BROTHERHOODS
And the Mystery of the Human Double RUDOLF STEINER 7 lectures, various cities, Nov. 1917 (CW 178)

THE TEMPLE LEGEND


Freemasonry and Related Occult Movements: From the Contents of the Esoteric School RUDOLF STEINER 20 lectures, Berlin, 19041906 (CW 93)

it is fullling its tasks. This commentary on the challenges ahead offers us all a chance to reassess, prepare, and wake up. Contributors include J. ben-Aharon, M. Betti, T. Boardman, P. Bridgmont, G. Childs, D. Deverell, M. Glckler, S. Gulbekian, B. Masters, T. Meyer, B.NeseldCookson, S. Prokoeff, R. Seddon, N. Thomas, P. Tradowsky, H. P. Manen, E. Warren, and O. Whicher.
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is no longer in doubt. But this was not understood in 1917, when Rudolf Steiner spoke of these matters in these extraordinary lectures. His unique contribution to this controversial topic arose from spiritual research. Taking us behind the scenes, he reveals a dark world of secret elitist brotherhoods trying to control the masses through economics, technology, and political assassinations. Topics include the geographic nature of the American continent and the forces that arise from it; the nature of the double (or doppelganger) and the dangers of psychoanalysis; the spiritual origin of electromagnetism; the abuse of inoculations and vaccinations; the meaning of Ireland for world development; confused
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Tgroups are trying to gain control of humanity


HE IDEA

that secret

THE REDEMPTION
RUDOLF STEINER

OF

THINKING

Steiner reveals the hidden meaning of images in myths, sagas, and legends, and claries the history and nature of the cultic tradition. He discusses Freemasonry and its background, the Rosicrucians, Manicheism, the Druids, the Golden Legend, Cain and Abel, and much more. Includes extensive publishers notes.
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to members of his EsoI teric School (19041914),


N THESE

unique lectures

A Study in the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas 3 lectures, Dornach, May 1920 (CW 74)

early Christian thought, from which the S scholastic philosophers arose. He then focuses
TEINER DESCRIBES

the background of

on the unanswered question of the scholastic movement: How can human thinking be made Christlike and develop upward to a vision of the spirit world? Steiners study of European thought, especially Kant, shows us how to deepen scientic thinking to suprasensory perception, todays true Christianity.
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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Esoteric Studies

TOWARD IMAGINATION
Culture and the Individual RUDOLF STEINER 7 lectures, Berlin, June 6July 18, 1916 (CW 169)

confronts us with the dead end to which materialism has brought modern civilization. Starting with a new look at the festival of Pentecost, he shows how the chaos of the times can be transcended. He deals with the importance of balance in life; the twelve senses and their relationship to the cosmos; psychology; the arts; and the importance of imagination.
TEINER VIVIDLY

In contrast to the divisive thinking and conict management of leading representatives of the Anglo American elite, the author shows how the holistic approach of Rudolf Steiner and Mabel Collins offers a radical alternative for dealing with polarities and overcoming conict. THOMAS H. MEYER is the founder of Perseus Verlag, Basel, and is editor of the monthly journal Der Europer.
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WORKING

WITH

DESTINY II

The Golden Blade 1998 WILLIAM FORWARD, SIMON BLAXLAND-DE LANGE & ANDREW WOLPERT, EDITORS

Tof destiny by understanding, in practical ways, ones karmic stream. Contributors


HIS COLLECTION

is devoted to taking charge

include Owen Bareld, Baruch Urieli, Christopher Clouder, Trui Derwig, Elizabeth Atwell, and others.
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TRANSPARENT REALITIES
HANS PETER VAN MANEN

TRANSFORMING EARTH TRANSFORMING SELF


CARLO PIETZNER

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the role of spiritual sciT ence and spiritual impulses


HE FIRST

part explores

THE ULTIMATE COMMUNION OF MANKIND


A Celebration of Rudolf Steiners Book The Philosophy of Freedom KAREN SWASSJAN

consciousness, the intiT mate relationship between


HE DEVELOPMENT

of

in rescuing our environment and how to develop a healthy relationship to nature. The author shows how an intimate connection to the divine Sophia can lead to moral activity in this world. The second part focuses on thirty-three-year rhythms in the history of the Anthroposophical Society.
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TO THE

important work. Brilliant insight and comprehensive scholarship.


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AND

lively style make this a thoroughly unique S discourse on what is perhaps Steiners most

WASSJAN S SPARKLING

humor, wit, and

the physical world and higher worlds, and the power of the word as a transforming force are recurring themes in these lectures by Carlo Pietzner, founding president of the Camphill Association of North America.
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MACROCOSM
RUDOLF STEINER

MICROCOSM

TRUMPET

MORN

11 lectures, Vienna, March 1910 (CW 119)

The Golden Blade 2001 WILLIAM FORWARD & SIMON BLAXLAND-DE LANGE, EDITORS

between the great H outer macrocosm and the


UMAN LIFE

alternates

articles brings out new T anthroposophical research


HE COLLECTION

of

REALITY, TRUTH & EVIL


Facts, Questions, and Perspectives on September 11, 2001 T. H. MEYER

shows that U. S. political practice under the inuence of secret societies such as Skull and Bones is based on an ideology of polarity, conict, and what Huntington famously referred to as a clash of civilizations.

and Pearl Harbor as his backdrop, Meyer U studies the issues of reality, truth, and evil. He
SING THE

events of September 11, 2001,

from clairvoyance to Bolshevism to computers and psychiatry. Contributors are Dr. James Dyson, Harlan Gilbert, Corinna Gleide, Bernard Jarman, Alex Naylor, Bodo von Plato, Sergei Prokoeff, and Jonael Schickler.
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hidden inner microcosm. Steiner discusses the various paths of inner development that lead to crossing these two thresholds and the transformation of soul forces into spiritual organs of perception.
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Inner Development
ENLIVENING THE CHAKRA OF THE HEART
The Fundamental Spiritual Exercises of Rudolf Steiner FLORIN LOWNDES

ANTHROPOSOPHY &
RUDOLF STEINER

THE INNER

LIFE

9 lectures, Dornach, Jan.Feb. 1924 (CW 234)

tion against the dangers of meditation, Steiner suggested exercises to promote inner certainty by developing thinking, volition, and feeling. The author details the fundamental exercises and offers suggestions for developing living thinking, which is closely related to the heart chakra. Florin Lowndes has had an international career in architectural art and design. He coauthored The Human Life and founded the Center of Heart Thinking in Boston.
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Mfoundation of every spiritual path. As protecEDITATION IS

the

ESOTERIC DEVELOPMENT
Lectures and Writings RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Stephen Usher

ment of higher, suprasensory knowing imagination, inspiration, and intuition. Nine chapters take the reader from the idea of inner development, through the cultural and evolutionary need for higher knowing, and then to examples of the practices and inner gestures required by this work. Steiner describes the necessary steps and stages, always insisting on the free, individual, and cognitive character of anthroposophic spiritual research.
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sequence of statements H by Steiner on the developERE IS

an orderly

Anthroposophy; nevertheless, Rudolf Steiner described this course as introductory. As the wide-ranging content reveals, Steiners gaze was clearly xed on Western humanity in general. As one of the most important spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, he felt that it was vital to describe the purpose and nature of Anthroposophy from numerous perspectives. Most important, Steiner tried to reveal the esoteric nature of Anthroposophy in an exoteric way, because he believed that todays spiritual crisis requires it. Given a year before he died, these lectures consider the implications of our human condition, especially our inner nature. He encourages the reader to consider our human and spiritual potential that Anthroposophy can help us develop. Steiners subjects include the transition from ordinary knowing to the science of initiation; meditation and inspiration; love, intuition, and the human I; dream life and outer reality; imaginative cognition and the building of destiny; and phases of memory and the true self. This is essential reading for all serious students of Anthroposophy. Previous edition: Anthroposophy: An Introduction.
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IN

given to an audience T of seasoned students of


HESE LECTURES

were

Western, Rosicrucian stream, adapted fully to modern consciousness. Steiner provides various exercises for morning and evening, for the days of the week, and for the months of the year. Also included are numerous explanations that can deepen and enhance meditative work, including several articles on inner development and the obstacles one faces on the way to true selfawareness. This enlarged edition contains additional clarication of the exercises, descriptions of future world and human evolution, and advice that Steiner gave later in his life on the nature of breathing exercises and ancient and modern methods of initiation. This is an invaluable resource for all those who are serious about inner development, regardless of ones chosen path.
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WITH

WORKING

ANTHROPOSOPHY

The Practice of Thinking GEORG KHLEWIND

is to cultivate an expeT rience of living, intuiHE GOAL

of this study

GUIDANCE

ESOTERIC TRAINING

From the Esoteric School RUDOLF STEINER Talks & writings, 19031913 (CW 245)

esoteric school (19041914), this volume features exercises, meditations, and practices for spiritual selfdevelopment. In contrast to Eastern methods of inner development, these practices arise from the

Srial given by Rudolf Steiner to members of his


ELECTED FROM

mate-

tive thinking, such as we experience with each fresh understanding. Khlewind tells us that this unique contribution to the practice of Anthroposophy has a twofold purpose: to stimulate working with spiritual science through exercises, and to stimulate independent new formulations of its content on the basis of experience. Studying Anthroposophy is an activity, an event, not the gathering of information and facts. Working with Anthroposophy will help guide beginning students and inspire longtime students along the path made public by Rudolf Steiner. As with all of Khlewinds works, this book brings new insights with each reading.
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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Inner Development

Bestsellers!

STAIRWAY

OF

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START NOW!
A Book of Soul and Spiritual Exercises Meditation Instructions, Meditations, Exercises, Verses for Living a Spiritual Year, Prayers for the Dead & Other Practices for Beginning and Experienced Practitioners RUDOLF STEINER Selected and introduced by Christopher Bamford

THE SEERS HANDBOOK A Guide to Higher Perception


DENNIS KLOCEK

Six Steps to a Creative Life


MICHAEL LIPSON, PH.D.

meets the eye, using A the eyes of the soul along

SEER SEES

more than

A beautiful text with much originality. Georg Khlewind A profound and loving book, lled with practical wisdom, beautiful writing, and true inspiration.... I highly recommend it for all seekers of a deeper, more creative life. David Spangler, author of Blessing and Apprenticed to Spirit

with the physical eyes. As all seeing is a form of cognition, higher seeing is the key to higher cognition or knowing. For most of us, the spiritual world is hidden, deeply disguised by the sensory the world. The human psyche and our consciousness enmeshed as they are in the physical senses cannot easily be aware of both worlds. The human soul, which has the latent ability to focus consciousness into any number of levels, is our link between the physical body and direct experience of spirit. The ability to determine the focus of awareness is our great gift and our greatest challenge. These practices begin right where we are in life and take us through the levels of concentration; the ability to transform the image; and meditation. After presenting the practical exercises, along with commentary, that identify and lay out the steps, Klocek shows us how the path can be followed through to an understanding of a seemingly impenetrable alchemical image of the souls journey as he guides us up the Alchemical Mountain to heartfelt thinking. Through such a journey, it becomes possible for human beings to live as spiritual beings among other spiritual beings. The Seers Handbook is a unique and friendly handbook that will help guide anyone along the path to higher worlds. DENNIS KLOCEK is a Renaissance man artist, scientist, teacher, researcher, gardener, and alchemist. After graduating with a MFA in 1975 from Temple Universitys Tyler School of Art with a thesis on Goethes color theory, he taught at a community college. In 1982, his love for the work of Rudolf Steiner took him to Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, where he has been the director of their Consciousness Studies Program (Goethean Studies) since 1992.
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accomplishments R in so many elds make


UDOLF

STEINERS

life to the surprising T profoundness of the simple


HIS BOOK

will open your

and near-at-hand. For most of us, life is often a humdrum course of the sameold and the nothing-new. We may dream about running away to exotic lands or retreating to distant monasteries, but the whirligig of life wont let us out of its clutches. Michael Lipson offers a fresh way of looking at this old predicament. Using exercises pioneered by the great spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner, he gives ancient yet very timely keys to freshening our perceptions and opening our horizons. The six steps on this stairway are thinking, doing, feeling, loving, opening, and thanking. If they sound simple, thats becausein a waythey are. They show us how to infuse consciousness and mindfulness even into ordinary and overlooked parts of life. By practicing these exercises for a few minutes each day, we can discover the surprise in the universe, which is usually hidden from us by our stale, habitual attitudes. Michael Lipson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is the translator of Rudolf Steiners Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path (SteinerBooks) and Georg Khlewinds From Normal to Healthy (Lindisfarne Books). Dr. Lipsons work combines the insights of Rudolf Steiner with those of Zen Buddhism. He teaches meditation widely and writes on issues of consciousness, human development, and meditative practice.
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it easy to forget that perhaps his greatest gift was to offer himself to the world as a spiritual researcher, meditator, and meditation teacher. Structured in chapters that lead the reader from foundational instructions and practices to more advanced work with verses, meditations, and visualizations, Start Now! is certain to become a classic. Here is an inspiring guide to all the practical aspects of Anthroposophy. It offers the most extensive collection available of Steiners spiritual instructions and practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly, and monthly practices for developing ones soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, with the angelic hierarchies, and with our guardian angels. Working out of many traditions Rosicrucian, alchemical, esoteric Christian, Masonic, and Theosophic Steiner practiced and became an adept in all of these, ultimately creating his own unique approach. Start Now! is an extensive sample of Steiners spiritual instructions and meditative practices that, until now, have remained hidden within the overwhelming volume of his more than three thousand works. The introduction by Christopher Bamford provides background for Rudolf Steiners path and gives a context for many of the events behind the genesis of this modern path of initiation. No one who is serious about spiritual practice whether a beginner or an advanced student should be without this handbook!
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Myth, Evolution & History


ANCIENT MYTHS & THE NEW ISIS MYSTERY
RUDOLF STEINER 7 lectures, Jan. 1918 (CW 180); 1 lecture, Dec. 1920 (CW 202)

ASPECTS

OF

HUMAN EVOLUTION

THE SECRET STREAM


Christian Rosenkreutz & Rosicrucianism RUDOLF STEINER Edited & introduced by Christopher Bamford

RUDOLF STEINER Foreword by J. Leonard Benson 8 lectures, Berlin MayJuly 1917 (CW 176)

at Egyptian, Greek, and Hebrew myths, showing how they depict human consciousness at the time. He explains how the OsirisIsis myth expresses the loss of direct suprasensory experience, and how we must bring new life to our abstract ways of knowing today. He also offers a new Isis legend. In the Egyptian myth, the veiled Isis says, I am the All, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future; no mortal has yet lifted my veil. In the New Isis legend, as told by Steiner, Isis states, I am the Human Being, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil. This extraordinary story challenges us to awaken to a new consciousness of the spiritual forces and to bear this new spirit with greater understanding and responsibility.

TEINER LOOKS

of twenty-seven. After that, nothing happens for our inner being, so that life becomes a kind of mummication, unless we learn to develop inwardly. He explains how to exert thinking and feeling to keep the soul alive and growing. Ultimately, this is the only way we can make this incarnation successful. Through such effort, we continue to develop inwardly until a very advanced age, each year, becoming richer and more interesting than the year before. These lectures give real meaning to the idea that we live in a state of becoming! This volume and The Karma of Materialism comprise the whole of CW 176.
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OF

souls natural developS ment stops around the age


TEINER SHOWS

that the

answering questions such as What is the Rosicrucian path? What is alchemy? What is the difference between Rosicrucianism and mysticism? And what does it mean for today? The topics include the Tao and the Rose Cross; the history and mission of Christian Rosenkreutz; the nature of Rosicrucian practice and experience; the meaning of The Chymical Wedding, and Goethes Rosicrucian poem The Mysteries. Rosicrucian meditation is also discussed, including how to meditate on the Rose Cross itself. This important collection goes to the spiritual heart of Anthroposophy, the essence of which is the Rosicrucian path.
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all of Steiners discusT sions of the Rosicrucians,


HIS VOLUME

collects

EGYPTIAN MYTHS
RUDOLF STEINER

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THE KARMA
AND

MATERIALISM

MYSTERIES

RUDOLF STEINER 9 lectures, Berlin, JulySept. 1917 (CW 176) Foreword by Owen Bareld

THE EVOLUTION OF AND OF HUMANITY


RUDOLF STEINER

THE

WORLD

13 lectures, Penmaenmawr, Wales, Aug. 1923

12 lectures, Leipzig, Sept. 1908 (CW 106)

the deep spiritual connection of our modern epoch with ancient Egypt and why it is important to study its civilization. Its profound wisdom, its extraordinary knowledge of cosmic laws, and its myths are meaningful for us now. He describes the experiences of the Egyptian initiations, facts of occult anatomy and physiology, the stages of evolution of the human form, and more, culminating with a lecture on Christ as the conqueror of matter.
TEINER REVEALS

[Natural science] has left unexamined and unimproved the rst and most essential, the most ubiquitously applied, of all its tools. It has never tried to examine the nature of thinking itself; the point at which unconscious process blossoms into, or rather sets as, conscious thought. Owen Bareld

given in Wales at the T International Summer


HESE LECTURES

were

scientists failure to examine thinking R itself since the beginning of the so-called

udolf Steiner examines the effects of

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scientic revolution. This has led to a materialistic attitude in human culture that generates what Steiner calls the karma of materialism. He explains that there is a lack of harmony between the human intellect, which involves the physical body and life forces, and the sense of morality, which involves the most recent aspect of our human constitutionour individuality, or I being.
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School, initiated by D. N. Dunlop. Steiner spoke about the three stages of higher consciousness, the human beings relation to the three worlds, the ruling spirit in nature, existence in the spiritual world after death, and the human beings entry into the era of freedom.
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Myth, Evolution & History

DESTINIES OF INDIVIDUALS AND OF NATIONS


RUDOLF STEINER 14 lectures, Berlin 19141915 (CW 157)

THE GREAT INITIATES


A Study of the Secret History of Religions EDOUARD SCHUR

LIGHT

FOR THE

NEW MILLENNIUM

a verse for those who had died. He begins this volume with a consideration of the destinies of nations from a spiritual perspective. He goes on to consider the Christ impulse and Michaelic spirits. Also included are lectures on the three stages of imaginative knowledge, the rhythm of sleeping and waking, the relation between our physical and etheric bodies, and the prophetic nature of dreams. The last lecture discusses the cosmic meaning of our sensory impressions as well as the life of thinking, feeling, and volition.
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IN

of these lectures, given S during World War I, with


TEINER STARTED

each

overview of history T encompasses centuries

HIS COMPREHENSIVE

Rudolf Steiners Association with Helmuth and Eliza von Moltke Letters, Documents & After-Death Communications T. H. MEYER, EDITOR

of human existence and reects on our greatest searchthe quest for spirit. It shows the motives behind outer history, the growth of religions, the rise and fall of cultures, and shows their importance for us today. Schur describes the lives and works of extraordinary human beings, including Rama, Krishna, Hermes, Moses, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato, and Jesus.
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OF THE

letters and documents T deals with themes of


HIS COLLECTION

of

MYSTERY

UNIVERSE

The Human Being, Model of Creation RUDOLF STEINER 16 lectures, Dornach, AprilMay 1920 (CW 201)

HISTORY WORDS

ENGLISH

tremendous signicance for todaythe third millennium; karma and reincarnation; life after death; the function of evil; the destiny of Europe; and the hidden causes of World War I. It tells of the meeting between two great men: Rudolf Steiner (18651925) and Helmuth von Moltke (18481916), chief of staff of the German army before he was dismissed from his post in 1914, following disagreements with the kaiser. The connection between Moltke and Steiner included personal meetings, letters, and clairvoyant messages after the generals death. Their communications are reproduced here, along with an interview with Steiner and related articles.
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OWEN BARFIELD Foreword by W. H. Auden

B works have made him a legendary gure.


PROVOKING

ARFIELDS THOUGHT-

History in English Words, his classic historical excursion through the English language, is back in print after many years. It is a brief and brilliant history of the peoples who have spoken the Indo-European tongues, illustrated throughout by current English words whose derivation from other languages, whose history in use and changes of meaning, record and unlock the larger history. Owen Barfield (18981997), philosopher and critic, was a member of the group known as the Oxford Inklings, which included C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. His history of the evolution of human consciousness, Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, was named among the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century.
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the ultimate secret of the universe? In these eloquent lectures, Steiner describes the human being as the model of creation and the primary focus of the cosmos. He talks extensively of our intimate connection with the constellation of cosmic forces, the zodiac, and planets. The ancient mystery traditions called on the human being to know thyself! Steiner explains that this maxim is not asking us to study subjectively our own personal character, but rather to come to a knowledge of our true, archetypal human nature, and the decisive position we occupy in the universe. Only a true knowledge of our human nature and the spiritual forces that surround usthe microcosm within the greater macrocosmcan enable humanity to progress. This book is an important contribution to the development of a contemporary spiritual science of the human being. Previous edition: Man, Hieroglyph of the Universe

HAT IS

THE SPIRITUAL EVENT TWENTIETH CENTURY


JESAIAH BEN-AHARON

OF THE

The Occult Signicance of the 12 Years, 193345 in the Light of Spiritual Science

event of the twentieth century. He shows us how to freely participate in that event. Because the second coming is an ever-present spiritual reality beyond time and space, it is always at hand and awaiting our willing cooperation in mediation and prayer, through which the second coming can be experienced directly.
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on Steiners view of the new Christ revelaB tion and offers his ndings on the spiritual

EN-A HARON GIVES

a rst-hand testimony

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Myth, Evolution & History

OCCULT HISTORY
Historical Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science RUDOLF STEINER 6 lectures, Stuttgart, 19101911 (CW 126)

THE PRINCIPLE OF SPIRITUAL ECONOMY


RUDOLF STEINER 11 lectures, 1909 (CW 109)

NECESSITY

AND

FREEDOM

RUDOLF STEINER 5 lectures, Berlin, Jan.Feb. 1916 (CW 166)

this through important historical individuals, including Plato, Copernicus, Raphael, and Galileo, discussing their inuence in changing the cultural and intellectual climate of the various ages. He demonstrates the inadequacy of viewing history only from a temporal and spatial perspective, emphasizing the need to recognize the deeper meaning of historical events disclosed in myths and in the spiritual impulses behind them.
TEINER ILLUSTRATES

THE MYSTERIES OF THE EAST AND OF CHRISTIANITY


RUDOLF STEINER 4 lectures, Berlin, February 37, 1913 (CW 144)

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been guided spiritually throughout historyby the life forces and astral bodies of the great initiates and avatars that were preserved, duplicated, and interwoven with the leading personalities of history. Steiner gives numerous examples of this process, but he says that such inspired people are rare today. Nevertheless, we have the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point where we can receive into ourselves the I-being of the Christ, which is indeed our greatest goal not I but Christ in me.
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particular aspect of T how human beings have


HESE TALKS

reveal a

Sthe questions of freedom and necessity,

TEINER ILLUMINATES

guilt and innocence. He includes questions of evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings carry responsibility for these developments.
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THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE


ROY WILKINSON

Tlanguage, going back to a time when people still


HE AUTHOR

surveys

the evolution of the mysS teries from ancient Persia,


TEINER GIVES

a sketch of

POLARITIES IN THE EVOLUTION OF MANKIND


West & East; Materialism & Mysticism; Knowledge & Belief RUDOLF STEINER 11 lectures, Stuttgart, Mar. 5Nov. 22, 1920 (CW 197)

understood its spiritual roots. Wilkinson enthusiastically shows the many layers of language and how spiritual science once again helps us to truly understand the language we use.
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through Egypt and Greece, to the Christian era and the present day with the modern initiation of the Holy Grail.
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the polarities of West and East, materialism S and mysticism, knowledge


TEINER DISCUSSES

THE OCCULT MOVEMENT NINETEENTH CENTURY


RUDOLF STEINER

IN THE

and belief. He describes the forces of decline in modern civilization, how they are trying to overcome freedom in human destiny, and how Christ is pouring a new spirit into human evolution.
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THE SPIRITUAL ORIGINS OF EASTERN EUROPE


And the Future Mysteries of the Holy Grail SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

10 lectures, Dornach, Oct. 1915 (CW 254)

social structures in any period are not W accidental. They are brought about by certain
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thinking and their spiritual and

groups of people working together for good or evil. Steiner describes these hidden groups in the nineteenth century and their effects today.
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history. He shows that human conscience arose from ancient, hidden mystery centers in Hibernia and among Slavic people. As a result, compassion, patience, and willingness for sacrice developed in the souls of Eastern Europeans, leading to a true Grail mood.
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PSteiners spiritual research to look behind


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Life after Death

THE TENSION BETWEEN EAST AND WEST


RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Owen Bareld 10 lectures, Vienna, June 111, 1922 (CW 83)

thinking only a shadB owy, subjective validity,


Y ASCRIBING

to human

modern science tries to invalidate the very faculty that gives us our human dignity. At the same time, however, this unreality of thought images makes possible an inner freedom that scientic doctrine tends to deny in principle. The need arises from these contradictions to extend the limits of ordinary scientic thinking to new investigative faculties. Steiner esplains that this can be achieved in a healthy way through two kinds of meditative excercisesdifferent from Eastern and other older pathsthat lead to the discovery of a paradox: To know yourself, look into the world; to know the world, look within. While acknowledging that we are just beginning to discover the right relationship between individual and community, Steiner explains how we might nd a way from our highly developed sense of personal self into the worldwide social organism.
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The author gathers the essence of hundreds of lectures to create this broad overview of Rudolf Steiners spiritual research into the course of human evolution. His fascinating survey takes us from the present to the farfuture stages of our planet. He also discusses the respiritualization both of Earth and the solar system, which illuminates events in the Book of Revelation and the eventual transformation of evil into good. Richard Seddon studied moral sciences (philosophy, ethics, logic, and psychology) with Bertrand Russell and John Wisdoman advocate and colleague of Ludwig Wittgensteinat Cambridge.
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various circumstances and offer advice on practical questions such as funeral arrangement, the body, legal issues, and wills. They also suggest how those left behind can continue to relate to the departed soul of the deceased. The authors clarify Steiners approach to funerals and, in particular, how his advice relates to members of the Christian Community and the Anthroposophical Society.
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BEYOND THE

LIGHT

DARKNESS

How I Healed My Suicide Son after His Death DOR DEVERELL Foreword by George Ritchie

Life after Death


BRIDGE
OVER THE

RIVER

After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War I

Joseph Wetzl

A from a young musician named Sigwart to


TIONS

MAZING COMMUNICA-

THE FUTURE EARTH

HUMANITY

AND THE

As Foreseen by Rudolf Steiner RICHARD SEDDON

tematically cultivated R methods of spiritual


UDOLF

STEINER sys-

his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, it will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of all persuasions.
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vision and research, which enabled him to investigate the course of human evolution. He described how the thoughts and activities of the hierarchies of spiritual beings are discernible within the dimensions of soul and spirit. Under certain conditions, it is possible for an initiate who has developed special capacities to grasp what those beings are preparing for the future. This was achieved by St. John in his Book of Revelation and by Steiner throughout his many years of spiritual research and teaching.

CROSSING

THRESHOLD

Practical and Spiritual Guidance on Death and Dying, Based on the Work of Rudolf Steiner NICHOLAS WIJNBERG & PHILIP MARTYN

and depression. His suicide at the age of thirty-six devastated her, but she was determined to nd healing. This is a rst-hand account of how, through the work of Rudolf Steiner, she discovered how to communicate with her sons spirit. Those who commit suicide often experience great suffering and regret, and she learned how to alleviate and transform her sons pain. Practical steps are explained for those who are in similar situations. An extraordinary account of love, despair, death, and resurrection that conrms a spiritual realitythat light overcomes dark through the spirit. Illustrated. Dor Deverell was born in Oklahoma in 1923 and lived for many years in Los Angeles, where she lectured, taught, counseled and wrote on health. Living in Sacramento, she attended Rudolf Steiner College and has tutored at the local Waldorf school. She is currently writing about her experience of child abuse, alcoholism, cancer, and suicide, and how overcoming them can be a path of spiritual development. She has two children and three grandchildren.
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led a difcult life of D physical and mental illness

EVERELLS SON

Richard

spiritual philosophy, the authors suggest W ways of coping with the time leading up to
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the perspective of Steiners

death and the period afterward. They examine


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Life after Death

LIFE

BETWEEN

DEATH

AND

REBIRTH

A RAINBOW OVER
VERONIKA VAN DUIN

THE

RIVER

ONE STEP
BETTY MADILL

AT A

TIME

RUDOLF STEINER 16 lectures, various cities, 19121913 (CW 140)

Experiences of Life, Death & Other Worlds

Mourning a Child

lectures Steiner deals with the experiences of the human soul during and after death. On the basis of precise clairvoyant observations, he describes the events experienced during the millennium of the souls journey within the vast realms of soul and spirit between death and rebirth. Steiner describes the states of consciousness experienced by our deceased loved ones and how weby considering their new consciousnesscan communicate with them and even help them. Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need the spiritual support of those presently incarnated, and that those still on Earth, in turn, derive enlightenment and support from their former earthly companions.
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LIFE

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BEYOND

years Veronika van Duin has been able to see over the river experiencing spiritual dimensions and worlds hidden to the physical eye. With clairvoyant vision she has perceived angels and demonic beings, people who have died, and even events taking place in other parts of the world. But in 2002, with the passing of her mother Barbara Lipsker, the authors spiritual journeys became more concentrated and frequent, and she began to see people who had recently crossed the threshold of death, including the victims of an airplane disaster and a suicide bombing. Veronika van Duin lives with young children with special needs and leads seminars and workshops for homemakers.

OR MANY

gling to come to terms with the loss of a child, this book is an invaluable source of comfort. Written from her personal experience, One Step at a Time combines Betty Madills own sensitive recommendations with recognized bereavement counselling advice. She offers practical suggestions to help people begin their own path of healing and acceptance. Her advice is touching and credible, from ideas for dealing with the effects of the child to working through debilitating grief and feelings of guilt and helplessness.
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sands of parents, F friends, and relatives strugOR THE

many thou-

DEATH

THRESHOLDS

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THOUGH YOU DIE


Death and Life beyond Death STANLEY DRAKE Revised by Peter Van Brede

RUDOLF STEINER

Near-Life Experiences GABRIEL BRADFORD MILLAR, EDITOR

humanity has conquered A the outer world through


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WESTERN

technology and science, death remains an unsolved and largely unexplored mystery. Steiner was able to research spiritually the question of human consciousness after the physical body passes away. In these lectures, he afrms that life continues beyond death. Far from being dissipated, individual consciousness awakens to a new reality, beginning a great journey to the farthest expanses of the cosmos, where it embarks on a process of purication and preparation. Steiner explains that one of the most important tasks today is the reestablishment of living connections with those who have died. He gives suggestions as to how to do this safely, and describes how the dead can help those on Earth.
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Plife from serious accidents sometimes describe


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to

Swho was a Christian Community priest in


TANLEY

DRAKE,

near-death experiences. Thresholds gathers a variety of accounts of near-life experiences. This is a book of ordinary revelation whose aim is to help readers respect the authority of their own profound life experiences.
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England, has brought together a large amount of evidence in this thought-provoking book about death and life beyond death. From the accounts of a growing number of people who have experienced near-death to the deep spiritual insights of Rudolf Steiner, we can begin to learn about the distinct stages in existence after death. Above all is the central Christian mystery of death, which reveals itself as our thinking becomes more spiritual. STANLEY DRAKE was a Christian Community priest in England.
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Life after Death

BESTSELLER

STAYING CONNECTED
How to Continue Your Relationships with Those Who Have Died
RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Christopher Bamford

This is what it comes down to: that we learn to experience that those who have passed through the gate of death have only assumed another form. Having died, they stand before our feelings like those who, through life experiences, have traveled to distant lands, whither we can follow them only later. We have therefore nothing to fear but a time of separation. Spiritual science must help us learn to feel and experience this in the most living way we can. Rudolf Steiner of working with the dead maintaining, continuing, and enhancing ones relationships with those who have died was a fundamental aspect of Rudolf Steiners work. This volume collects a rich harvest of his thoughts on the subject, gathered over many years. Steiner spoke directly from his own experience and formulated various meditation practices and verses that worked for him. We learn the usefulness of reading to the dead; the use of verbs (instead of nouns) when we speak with them; the importance of the sacred moments when falling asleep and awakening for asking questions and receiving answers; how our memories of the dead are like art to them; and of key moods we must cultivate community with the world, gratitude, condence in the current of life. We learn, too, of the many ways discarnate souls can help us in our earthly work, and of the many ways we can help them. Also included are many of the mantras Steiner gave to his students for connecting with those who have died. This important volume will help those who want to deepen their relationships to the living, to those who have died, or to the spiritual world itself. Know the spiritual world! Then, among the many other belssings that humanity will gain will be this: that the living and the dead will be able to form a unity. Rudolf Steiner

HE IDEA

Christopher Bamford is the editor in chief of SteinerBooks and its imprints. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he lectures and writes widely on Western spiritual and esoteric traditions. He teaches regularly at the Rudolf Stiener Institutes summer program and is the author of The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity (2000) and An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West (2003). He has also translated and edited numerous books, including Celtic Christianity, Homage to Pythagoras, and The Noble Traveller (all published by Lindisfarne Books). HarperSanFrancisco included an essay by Mr. Bamford in its anthology Best Spiritual Writing 2000. He was also a contributing editor to Lapis Magazine.

WHEN DEATH ENTERS LIFE


JOHN BAUM

An informative and uplifting book written from long experience and understanding. SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL NETWORK,

Also by Christopher Bamford:

AN ENDLESS TRACE
The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West Introduction by Philip Zaleski

of someone close? Anyone who has been present at someones death may have had the sense that a door is opened momentarily into another world. It is a moment that calls for quiet reverence. At the same time, meeting death comes as a shock, even though we know that the time will come when we will also face death. This inspiring book is for those facing their own death or those experiencing the death of someone close. It gathers thoughts, feelings, experiences, and observations about death, offering both spiritual and practical guidance. It will help prepare both those facing death and their caretakers. JOHN BAUM, Scottish by birth, is a priest of the Christian Community in Oslo, Norway.
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for death? How can H we help others at the death


OW CAN

we prepare

our spiritual history: the desire to know and the desire to love. The secret history of the West is the story of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers trying to unite these two streams and celebrate in the world and in their own persons the sacred marriage of Logos and Sophia, Word and Wisdom. This book, an impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition, follows the traces from ancient Greece into modern times of those who sought to know the world and themselves, while realizing that they must overcome themselves to love the world and one another.
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motives weave T beneath the surface of


WO POWERFUL

WHERE ARE YOU?


Coming to Terms with the Death of My Child KARIN V. SCHILLING
YEAR OLD

S daughter, Saskia, died instantly


CHILLING S FOURTEEN

in a car accident. Karin plunged into despair. This is her account of the long odyssey to understanding. The understanding she gains is not an abstract principle. Rather, she comes to experience the reality of Saskias spiritual presence. The path to this experience was not easy. Karin rst overcame grief and made the decision not to forget and not to run from pain. Slowly she awoke to a feeling of Saskias presence.
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Reincarnation & Karma


REINCARNATION
RUDOLF STEINER 5 Lectures, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1912 (CW 135) Introduction by Herbert Hagens
AND

KARMA

Two Fundamental Truths of Existence

Just as an age was once ready to receive the Copernican theory of the universe, so is our own age ready for the ideas of reincarnation and karma to be brought into the general consciousness of humanity. Rudolf Steiner

K ARMIC R ELATIONSHIPS S ERIES


RUDOLF STEINER

important lectures on reincarnation and karma, Steiner describes how to perceive the part of our being that passes through repeated earthly lives; how to develop feeling memory of reincarnation; karmic exercises; examples of how karma works between incarnations; and how knowledge of reincarnation and karma affects our moral life.

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N his special destiny: to awaken the West to reincarnation and karma. He gave more than
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end of his life, Steiner assumed

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Volume 5
7 lectures, Prague, Paris, Mar.May, 1924 (CW 239)

eighty lectures in 1924 to reveal the destinies of various individuals from one life to the next, to show how the laws of karma work in various cases. He also revealed the karmic streams of members of the Anthroposophical Society. Volume 1
12 lectures, Dornach, Feb. 16Mar. 23, 1924 (CW 235)

The difference between moon karma and sun karma; inuences of Christian and Islamic thinking; the transformation of inner human qualities from one life to the next; and more.
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REINCARNATION
RUDOLF STEINER

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An overview of karma. Considers the incarnations of Friedrich Nietzsche, Lord Bacon of Verulam, Lord Byron, and many others.
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Volume 6
9 lectures, various cities, Jan 25Jul. 20, 1924 (CWs 235, 236, 240)

AND IMMORTALITY

Volume 2
16 lectures, Dornach, Apr. 6Jun. 29, 1924 (CW 236)

Studies the karma of the anthroposophic movement and society; the spiritual gates of the Sun and Moon; and more.
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5 lectures, various cities, 19161922; 1 essay, 1905

short introduction on Steiners life, the themes are developed in modern terms. Steiner shows that immortality is not just a continuation of life after death, but also involves a continuation of life in the spiritual world through reincarnation in the physical world. He shows how we can begin to understand the mysteries of reincarnation and immortality by developing our higher faculties of imagination, inspiration, and intuition. Steiner also explores the mysteries of the human being, human evolution, the nature of Anthroposophy, and social issues. This small book is an excellent introduction to Anthroposophy and Western concepts of reincarnation and karma.
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Individual karmic relationships in history, such as Marx and Engels. Surveys karma in human life; the formation of karma after death; and the cosmic form of karma.
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Volume 7
9 lectures, Breslau, June 715, 1924 (CW 239)

Volume 3
11 lectures, Dornach, Jul. 1Aug. 8, 1924 (CW 237)

Focuses on human experiences after death and before rebirth; karma in world history; the cosmic nature of Christ; waking, dreaming, sleeping; and the physical effects of karma.
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Discusses karmic relationships within the anthroposophic movement; predispositions that lead people to Anthroposophy; the two streams in the movement; Rosicrucianism; Islam; Aristotelianism; Platonism; and the School of Michael.
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Volume 8
6 lectures, England, Aug. 1227, 1924 (CW 240)

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Volume 4
11 lectures, Dornach, Sept. 524, 1924 (CW 238)

Subjects include cosmic Christianity; the Michael impulse; the Arthurian and Grail streams of wisdom; Gregory VII; Haeckel; Swedenborg; Loyola; Haroun al-Raschid; Byron; and Voltaire.
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Karmic groups of souls connected to Aristotelianism and Platonism; the karma of the anthroposophic movement; and individual incarnations. Includes Steiners last address.

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Spirit Worlds & Beings

MANIFESTATIONS
RUDOLF STEINER

OF

KARMA

REINCARNATION
PIETRO ARCHIATI

IN

MODERN LIFE

Toward a New Christian Awareness

11 lectures, Hamburg May 1628, 1910 (CW 120)

Spirit Worlds & Beings


ANGELS
Selected Lectures RUDOLF STEINER Translated by A.R. Meuss

people meet such different events and circumstances in life? What is behind diseases, accidents, and natural disasters? Steiner speaks of karma as a reality that, if we understand it, answers our deepest questions about lifes meaning and purpose. We create our own karma in every area of existence, laying the foundation in one incarnation for the next. Steiner tells us that the pattern runs through many lives and that we can gain a sense of purpose by recognizing that karma is always being resolved. Many areas of individual and world karma are discussed in this exciting volume.

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tion one that is wholly relevant to Western consciousness and steeped in true Christianity. By applying and developing Steiners ideas, Archiati brings the concept of reincarnation to bear on many aspects of modern life, including such issues as abortion and rape. He addresses the question of whether reincarnation appears in the New Testament, and explains how we can understand theological problems such as Christs Resurrection and the resurrection of the body from this wider context.
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Rudolf Steiners A approach to reincarna-

RCHIATI DESCRIBES

R writings have always referred to beings from the


ELIGIOUS AND

spiritual

A WESTERN APPROACH TO REINCARNATION AND KARMA


Selected Lectures & Writings RUDOLF STEINER Edited & introduced by Ren Querido Foreword by Robert McDermott

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spiritual hierarchies, especially those known in Christian tradition as angels, who are the closest to human beings and who act as our invisible guides and companions. They inuence individual lives as well as the evolution of humanity and the cosmos. Through clairvoyant vision, Steiner conrmed the existence of such beings and showed how modern minds could gain access to their world. It is crucial for the further development of humanity that we understand and cooperate with the work of the angels today.
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YOUR REINCARNATING CHILD


Welcoming a Soul to the World GILBERT CHILDS & SYLVIA CHILDS

Tadvice for all those who spend time with children


HE AUTHORS

offer sound

CHILDREN WHO COMMUNICATE BEFORE THEY ARE BORN


Conversations with Unborn Souls DIETRICH BAUER, MAX HOFFMEISTER & HARTMUT GOERG

R an overview of the Western perspective of


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karma and rebirth, which he places in the context of Steiners spiritual science. He has selected Steiners most important lectures and writings on the causes and effects of karma in relation to world events, natural phenomena, illness, and more. Steiner also describes how we can understand our own karma in the light of past incarnations, and how we can take responsibility for our own destinies.
REN QUERIDO, former director of Rudolf Steiner College, had more than four decades of anthroposophic spiritual practice and esoteric study of biography. He was also a Waldorf teacher and general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
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on how they can welcome those souls into the world and help them grow to become healthy, responsible adults. Mainstream educational policies and practices frequently cause children to be pushed prematurely into adulthood before they have a chance to experience true childhood. Gilbert and Sylvia Childs show that a true understanding of the human being as body, soul, and spirit leads to the knowledge that every child should be allowed to grow gradually and natually into the world.
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child, knowing the babys appearance, character, or life path before giving birth. Many mothers are protective of such experiences and are unwilling to speak of them. The accounts here, gathered by three medical doctors, are all the more precious, therefore, for their frankness and sincerity. The authors also offer a comprehensive analysis that addresses difcult issues such as abortion and contraception, and the spiritual and scientic aspects of conception and birth.
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often experience a deep E connection to their unborn


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NATURE SPIRITS & WHAT THEY SAY


Interviews with Verena Holstein WOLFGANG WEIRAUCH, EDITOR

WHAT THE ANGELS NEED TO TELL US NOW


Receiving, Considering & Acting on Their Messages IRENE JOHANSON

GUARDIAN ANGELS
Connecting with Our Spiritual Guides & Helpers RUDOLF STEINER Collected by Margaret Jonas

interviews, we hear the spirits of re, air, water, and stone. We hear from spirits of glass, house, salt, paper, and silver. These spirits speak of their involvement with nature and their lack of human contact. They speak of cosmic secrets and about the past and future of humankind. They share views on the environment, on natural disasters, good and evil, and love and redemption. The interviews, some with the spirits themselves, reveal beautiful, sometimes disturbing, descriptions of our world.

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NATURE SPIRITS
Selected Lectures RUDOLF STEINER

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rst focuses on the authors angelic guidance during her years as a Christian Community priest. Part two consists of messages received through her friend Agnes, whose ability to communicate with the angelic world is fully conscious. The messages she receives contain important guidance for humanity, including how to relate to angels and how to receive clear messages from them. Also included are answers to questions from the author on the Archangel Michael, the Apocalypse, and Jesus Christ. IRENE JOHANSON studied at the seminary of the Christian Community in Stuttgart and was ordained in 1956. She is the priest for the Munich congregation and lectures widely.
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stories of angelic T intervention in human


RADITION TELLS

many

clairvoyant knowledge, Steiner explains that folk traditions of nature spirits are based on spiritual reality. People possessed a natural spiritual vision in ancient times, enabling them to commune with nature spirits. Those beings (also called elemental beings) became the fairies and gnomes of myth, legend, and childrens stories. Today, says Steiner, our understanding of elemental beings should be transformed into clear scientic knowledge. He asserts that humanity will not reconnect with the spiritual world until it develops a new relationship to the elemental world. Nature spirits want to assist us and act as emissaries of higher divine spiritual beings.

ASED ON

MORE MESSAGES ANGELS


IRENE JOHANSON

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life, but they are generally considered to be myths and superstitions. Steiner, spoke of guardian angels and other spirit beings in terms of concrete, scientic facts that can be researched and veried through spiritual research. One of his goals was to enable us to reconnect with these spirit beings, not only for our own benet, but also for the benet of the whole Earth and its evolution. Steiner intended to lead people from belief to knowledge and understanding of spirit beings. In these lectures, he describes the role of the guardian angel and discusses our relationship to the heavenly hierarchies of spiritual beings as a whole and how they shape our human form as a result of their cosmic activity.
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WITH

FROM THE

Preparing to Receive, Verifying and Conrming the Truth

ENCOUNTERS
DAN LINDHOLM
ANY PEOPLE

ANGELS

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rst section, Johanson offers valuable advice for the required inner preparation for receiving angelic messages properly. She explains how to distinguish among the spirits and how to know whether such information is genuine. She gives advice about transforming ones life of soul and the forces of thinking, feeling, and volition. Part two presents messages containing advice, guidance, and insight to humanity. They address contemporary issues, including organ transplants, genetic modication, cloning, mad cow disease, nuclear energy, evil, catastrophes and disasters (including September 11), abortion, and more.

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Mrienced moments in life when they have felt an

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invisible hand guiding their destiny, and there are also many recorded instances of dreams or visions of angels. The author has gathered accounts of these encounters from sources in various countries.
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Esoteric Christianity
ACCORDING
TO

MATTHEW

GENESIS
Secrets of Creation RUDOLF STEINER 11 lectures, Munich, August 1626, 1910 (CW 122) Introduction by B. Urieli; Translated by P. Wehrle

B a ck i n P r i n t !

The Gospel of Christs Humanity RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Richard Smoley 12 lectures, Berne, Sept. 112, 1910 (CW 123)

THE GOSPEL
RUDOLF STEINER

OF

ST. JOHN

people have been bafed by the varying accounts of Christs life in the four Gospels. Steiner addresses this question, showing how each presents a different lens onto Christs life and message. He reveals this Gospel as the one that emphasizes Christs humanity. Further, his visionary perspective traces Christs life and message to spiritual impulses that go back centuries, even millennia, to the legendary civilization of Atlantis, to the mysterious Zoroaster, and to the Jewish Essene sect. Richard Smoleys introduction puts Steiners vision into perspective for modern readers. Previous translation: The Gospel of St. Matthew.

OR CENTURIES ,

Introduction by Marie Steiner-von Sivers Translated by Maud B. Monges 12 lectures, Hamburg, May 5-31, 1908 (CW 103)

beyond the polarized arguments between creationists and scientic reductionists. He describes the work of spiritual hierarchies in Earths creation and claries the relationship between the Elohim and the biblical Jehovah. He also discusses themes of light and darkness, the meaning of Adam and Eve, the day of rest, the stages of human development on Earth, and the special character of the Hebrew language. Includes a previously unpublished introductory lecture on the meaning of mystery drama.
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F perception, Steiner presents a perspective on creation


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spiritual

D 1908seven years after he had given


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PENTECOST

ACCORDING

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TO

LUKE

THE GOSPEL
RUDOLF STEINER

ST. MARK

The Gospel of Compassion and Love Revealed RUDOLF STEINER 10 lectures, Basel, Sept. 1526, 1909 (CW 114) Introduction by Robert McDermott

10 lectures, Basel, Sept. 1912 (CW 139) Introduction by Stewart Easton

the world his book Christianity as Mystical FactSteiner began his great work of renewing humanitys understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha and its meaning for human and earthly evolution. Accordingly, he turned to the deepest, most spiritual Gospelthat of the initiate St. John. In this lecture course, readers will nd that the incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Divine Word, or Logos, reveals the mission of the Earth: Love. We learn of the mysteries behind Lazarus resurrection, the I AM sayings, and the seven degrees of initiation. We come to understand that the Gospel of St. John is a continuing spiritual presenceto be recalled, meditated, and permeated with ones own life. In doing so, we realized that our purposeand that of all humankindis to become the Virgin Sophia, a receptical for the Holy Spirit.
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in these lectures the signicance of the Christ for the spiritual development of humanity. He discusses the link between the Buddha and the Christ, which unites Buddhism and Christianity, and describes the relationship between the Greek mystery traditions and the Mystery of Golgotha. Previous translation: The Gospel of St. Luke.

TEINER REVEALS

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and power. Having been a student of Peter, he moved to Alexandria at a time when Jewish philosophy and theology was at its peak and absorbed the best aspects and views of pagan gnosis. Mark learned how humankind arose from the spiritual world and how luciferic and ahrimanic forces are absorbed into human souls. He was able to accept everything he learned from pagan gnosis about our cosmic human origin when our planet rst manifested. From his perspective in Egypt, Mark also saw the strong contrast between our original human destiny and what humankind had become.
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able to reveal Christ as A a cosmic being of greatness


CCORDING TO

Steiner, Mark was especially

BACKGROUND TO THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK


RUDOLF STEINER 13 lectures, 19101911 (CW 124)

Srelationship between Marks gospel and the


TEINER STRESSES

the

language of the macrocosm. He also discusses the two main streams of post-Atlantean civilization, the purpose of our time, the laws of rhythm in the soul and spirit, and much more.
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Books by Edward Reaugh Smith

father, and grandfather with broad interests in life. A successful lawyer and businessman, amateur musician, and athlete, his lifelong search for the deeper meaning of the Bible which he taught for over twenty-ve years before discovering the writings of Steiner expresses itself in this extensive work. For more about this interesting, hard-working author and his books, please visit his website, The Bible and Anthroposophy (www.bibleandanthroposophy.com).

ESmith is an Illinoisan transplanted to Texas at mid-century. He is a husband,

dward Reaugh (pronounced Ray)

THE SOULS LONG JOURNEY


How the Bible Reveals Reincarnation

Show reincarnation is deeply and powerfully revealed in the Bibles most fundamental aspects.
MITH PRESENTS

his amazing insights, showing

THE BURNING BUSH


Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and the Holy Scriptures: An Anthroposophical Commentary on the Bible

rates the spiritual insights of Anthroposophy. T Smith combines his extensive knowledge of
HIS REMARKABLE

Bible commentary incorpo-

traditional biblical scholarship with years of concentrated study of Steiners works. The Burning Bush deviates from the normal commentary mode, presenting a series of essays on terms and phrases of critical importance to a deeper comprehension of the biblical message. It includes an extensive bibliography of Steiners works as well as numerous charts, diagrams, and cross references, making this a tremendously valuable research tool. Edward Reaugh Smith lives in Lubbock, Texas. He is the author of ve books, all available from SteinerBooks.
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How and why have these insights escaped attention for so long? Here they are nally uncovered by a conuence of conventional Bible study and the ground-breaking spiritual discoveries of Rudolf Steiner. With special emphasis on the organic provisions of the Old Testament, Smith shows both the assumptions of the Jesuss hearers and how the New Testament conrms the ancient heritage. Arising from the fullness of the canon is an exciting story of the long journey of humanity and every human soul each a beloved sheep whom the Creator is unwilling to lose. Combining a lifetime of biblical study and teaching, fteen years investigating and contemplating Rudolf Steiners vast works, and almost three decades of applying the analytical skill required in an intense law practice, Smith has produced a potential classic the serious Bible student can ill afford to ignore.
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THE INCREDIBLE BIRTHS

OF

the insights he discovered in Anthroposophy into the heart of mainstream Christianity. He focuses on the Nativity, offering a way to understand the signicance of the Bible as the story of human development, from the distant past to the distant future.
MITH BRINGS

JESUS

DAVIDS QUESTION
What is Man? [psalm 8]: Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and the Holy Scriptures

Steiners spiritual science. Sensory phenomena T show us the physical world. By allowing phenomena
HE MODEL

for a union of science and religion is

THE DISCIPLE WHOM JESUS LOVED


Unveiling the Author of Johns Gospel

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to speak to us instead of sinking into abstract theories, they are seen as images of the spirit worldas above, so below. At the heart of this work are Fire (where Earth and Heaven meet), Light (rst form of corporeality from which all else follows), Blood (meeting point of inner and outer worlds), and What Is Man? (how beings of the higher worlds form the earthly vehicle for the human being).
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Christian initiation in a new way that is both S suggestive and conclusive. This small book is a
MITH REVEALS

the identity of John and

profound revolution in this eld. If you wish to understand more deeply the mystery of Jesus Christ and his beloved disciple, this is must reading.
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Books by Emil Bock

THREEFOLD MARY
EMIL BOCK Afterword by Michael Debus

SAINT PAUL
Life, Epistles, and Teaching EMIL BOCK

THE RHYTHM OF THE CHRISTIAN YEAR


Renewing the Religious Cycle of Festivals EMIL BOCK

BOCK gave these three lectures during the 1950/51 Christmas Holy Nights under the title The Mystery of the Virgin Mary in Body, Soul, and Spirit. On November 1, 1950, Pius XII had proclaimed the Dogma of the AssumptionMarys bodily assumption into heavenwhich sent shock waves around the Christian world at the time. C. G. Jung, for instance, wrote his Answer to Job in response. Bocks response was these lectures, in which he tried to answer some of the issues, while broadening the scope to include not only the Mary-Sophia mystery in human history, but also the meaning of the feminine element in the evolution of consciousness. Emil Bock (18951959) was one of the foremost theologians of his day in Germany. He played an important role in starting The Christian Community, the movement for religious renewal, which he led from 1938 until his death.
MIL

BOCKS STUDY gives a truly spiritual dimension to Pauls background, offering a deeper understanding of this great Christian and his teaching. He shows that Paul carried Christianity beyond the Jewish communities and to humanity as a whole. As a zealot, Paul had been convinced he was serving the coming Messiah by persecuting Jesuss followers, but when the light came to him near Damascus, his innermost being was opened to a new truth.
In his epistles, Paul shows that the time of the Law of Moses had run its course and that conscience as inner jurisdiction was now supposed to replace the externally imposed rules and commandments of Mosaic and Judaic laws.
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once deeply embedR ded in the natural


ELIGIOUS LIFE

was

world, but today only Christmas and Easter remain as vague reminders of the connection between earthly and cosmic events. Emil Bock explores ways to deepen our understanding of the Christian festivals. If actively renewed, they would heighten our awareness of the Earth as a living organism and provide new energy for human society. Most important, festivals provide opportunities for a new understanding of the Christian mystery manifesting todaythe appearance of Christ in the etheric realm. Nature is awaiting redemption through our work as human beings. Bock provides meditations to help us take up this spiritual responsibility.
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THE APOCALYPSE
EMIL BOCK
OHN S RICH,

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THE THREE YEARS


The Life of Christ between Baptism & Ascension

Emil Bock
OF

SAINT JOHN

J language is often seen as harsh and mysterious,

pictorial

but Bock helps the reader understand that John deals with the universal problems of spiritual development. This is not merely a commentary on the Apocalypse, but a profound examination of human needs today. Bock shows how we can read the Revelation to understand Christs position as leader through danger, now and in the future.
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rediscovers the healings and miracles of Christ for the skeptical mind without minimizing the inherent difculties for modern minds. He brings together historical records and geographical background of the Gospels, while keeping in view their spiritual wisdom. Emil Bock sees the Gospel of John as giving the most precise record of the events of Christs three-year ministry, as well as being the Gospel with the deepest esoteric signicance. This profound study reveals a new understanding of Jesus incarnation on earth.
HE AUTHOR

Coming Spring 2007 N o w i n Pap e r b a ck

KINGS

AND

PROPHETS
that

Saul, David, Solomon, Elijah, Jonah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah

the true pulse of B the spirit of the age


OCK SHOWS

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was beating among the Israelite Hebrews of the nal pre-Christian millennium. They were the brightly illuminated center of world history, a focus for all human life and endeavors. He paints a picture of the Old Testament prophets that shows them being guided from above by the Christ spirit as they prepared the way for his human incarnation. In a parallel analogy, he shows how the prophets can help prepare our own souls to meet Christ.
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Esoteric Christianity

THE APOCALYPSE
RUDOLF STEINER

OF

ST. JOHN

FROM JESUS
RUDOLF STEINER

TO

CHRIST

Lectures on the Book of Revelation 12 lectures, Nuremberg, June 1730, 1908 (CW 104)

11 lectures, Karlsruhe, Oct. 414, 1911 (CW 131)

The deepest truths of Christianity may be considered quite naturally in connection with this document, for it contains a great part of the mysteries of Christianity that is, the profoundest part of what may be described as esoteric Christianity. Rudolf Steiner

Smessages to the seven churches and the unsealing


TEINER SHOWS

that the

of the seven seals must be understood as an initiation text. Based on his initiation and on spiritual science, Steiner interprets Johns insights into cosmic and human history. In this way, the spiritual images of Johns writingthe twenty-four elders, the sea of glass, the woman clothed with the sun, the vials of wrath, the lamb and the dragon, the new heaven and the new Earth, and the number of the beast all take on new meaning.
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Steiner describes the problematic aspects of Christian theology, such as the resurrection of the physical body. He emphasizes the esoteric path to Christ and encourages us to awaken to the new revelation manifesting in our timethe Christ as Lord of Karma.
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ticular, he throws light on issues of incarnation and incorporation, the nature of John the Baptists and John the Evangelists respective initiations, the signicance of their mutual work at the Turning Point of Time, and its relevance to our present day.
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Iaddresses the mystery of the two Johns solving many unanswered questions. In parN THIS

brief, enlightening book, Prokoeff

THE FIFTH GOSPEL


From the Akashic Record RUDOLF STEINER 13 lectures, various cities, 19131914 (CW 148)

THE MYSTERY OF THE TWO JESUS CHILDREN


And the Descent of the Spirit of the Sun BERNARD NESFIELD-COOKSON

akashic record the F cosmic memory of all


ROM HIS

clairvoyant reading of the

different genealogies for T Jesus, and two accounts of


HE

GOSPELS give two

ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY
And the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz RUDOLF STEINER

intimate knowledge of his subject, Steiner brings esoteric, or Rosicrucian, Christianity into the light. He shows the inuence of Christs power through history, the function and effects of karma, the role of the Buddha and bodhisattvas, and the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira, and more.

ITH AN

the Jesuss birth are given by Matthew and Luke. The author uses the Bible, Christian apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other sources, especially statements by Rudolf Steiner, the rst modern thinker to speak of the existence of two Jesus children. The author also refers to many works of art that appear to depict two Jesus children. Fifteen paintings are reproduced as beautiful, full-color plates.
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events, actions, and thoughts Steiner was able to speak about aspects of the life of Jesus Christ not found in the four biblical Gospels. The results of this research have been called the fth gospel. After an intense inner struggle to verify the exact nature of these events, and after checking the results of his research, Steiner described many detailed episodes from the akashic record.
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THE CHRISTIAN BOOK

OF THE

DEAD

Accompanying Their Journey after Death MARGAREET VAN DEN BRINK & HANS STOLP

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THE MYSTERY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST & JOHN THE EVANGELIST AT THE TURNING POINT OF TIME
An Esoteric Study SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

ences tell of a world of light, others tell M of profound encounters with deceased friends
ANY WHO

have had near death experi-

The being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the most important moments of human evolution on Earth . . . so that Jesus Christ himself could give him the initiation he was to receive for the evolution of humankind. For the being of Elijah reappeared in Lazarus-John. Rudolf Steiner

and family. Drawing on personal experience, the authors describe seven steps into the world of light. They also draw on spiritual Christian traditionsmostly ignored by mainstream Christianityto offer timely insights into what happens after death.
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Esoteric Christianity

THE BEGINNINGS
ANDREW WELBURN

OF

CHRISTIANITY

Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation, and the Christian Vision

SEEING CHRIST IN SICKNESS AND HEALING


PETER SELG

CHRONICLE

OF THE

LIVING CHRIST

The Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ: Foundations of Cosmic Christianity ROBERT POWELL

current of early Christianity is reected in the New Testament writings of Mark, Paul, and, above all, John. Gnostic Christians tried to preserve this tradition, using the archaic mysteries as a way to know (gnosis) cosmic truths. But they were suppressed by an orthodoxy that, the author concludes, had lost sight of the dynamic of the self. The full scope of the traditions on which the Gnostics drew is clearer following the nds at Qumran and Nag Hammadi. The boundaries have started to fade between the ancient pagan mysteries, Jewish tradition and early Christian belief. Welburn discovers a real kinship between this present age and the early Christians, and shows how, in a way not possible for the Reformation Church, we now have the chance to rediscover the spiritual world and the meaning of Christian origins.
HE ESOTERIC

daily contact with peoF ple who are ill or in need,


OR THOSE

who are in

there may be a tendency to forget the larger purpose of healing because of a need to focus on the daily mechanics of healthcare. Selg shows how anthroposophic therapies draw heavily on the Christian concept of healing as seen in the Christian Bible. He suggests that, through meditation, healers and caregivers can allow the healing power of Christ to work through them by recognizing that sickness is part of a persons destiny and that healing can help realize the purpose in ones life. Nurses, caregivers, social workers, therapists, counselors, and doctors can all benet from this insightful book.
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uses the visions of T Anne Catherine Emmerich


HIS PIONEERING

work

and the spiritual discoveries of Rudolf Steiner to establish the dates of daily events in the life of Jesus Christ. Part one gives a historical overview. Then, using esoteric sources and sidereal astrology, Powell offers insights into the birth of Christ. He also gives a daily chronicle of the three-and-ahalfyear ministry of Jesus, dating the events with an unprecedented accuracy. He correlates signicant events in Christs life with future dates.
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FINGALS CAVE

NECESSARY EVIL
Origin and Purpose

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THE BIBLES HIDDEN COSMOLOGY


GORDON STRACHAN

the Poems of Ossian, and Celtic Christianity PAUL M. ALLEN & JOAN DERIS ALLEN

HANS-WERNER SCHROEDER

Steiners philosophy, D the author shows that


RAWING ON

Rudolf

the roots of evil lie with angelic beings. Schroeder discusses the prehistory of evil in heaven and shows how the polarity of two kinds of evil with good as the balance manifests in earthly history, education, work, human relationships, sexuality, religion, and technology. Schroeder considers how prayer, meditation, and angelic guidance through reincarnation allow us to overcome evil in all its forms.
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to the principles of ancient cosmology, that is, how the biblical writers viewed the universe, the author reveals a new understanding of the Bible. He uses the disciplines of music theory, astronomy and astrology, numerology, and sacred geometry to uncover hidden wisdom and allow the ancient secrets of the Bible to shine through. This book gives readers a deeper understanding of ancient wisdom traditions and a new respect for the implicit coding of the Bible. Thirty-ve black and white illustrations
Y RETURNING

O island of Staffa, near Iona, Scotland, stands a


N THE

isolated

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natural wonderFingals Cave, an extraordinary Cathedral-like space, whose sides and roof are hexagonal basaltic columns and its oor the ocean, playing constantly music with the tides. The cave has been a source of spiritual insight and artistic inspiration for centuries. To understand Fingals inuence in Celtic culture, we must understand his poems of Ossian and the development of Celtic Christianity. The authors show why his works have inuenced such diverse gures as Mendelssohn, Jefferson, Napoleon, and Turner.
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GIVE US THIS DAY


The Story of Prayer RUFUS GOODWIN Foreword by Robert Sardello

THE NINTH CENTURY & THE HOLY GRAIL


WALTER JOHANNES STEIN Introduction by John Matthews

JESUS,

THE

MASTER BUILDER

Druid Mysteries & the Dawn of Christianity GORDON STRACHAN

ning. But what is a prayer? Do you need to believe in God in order to pray? Are the words important? What is the difference between prayer and meditation? Should you ask for things when you pray? Do prayers really change the world around us? Rufus Goodwin writer, linguist, and former United Press correspondent to the Vatican addresses these and other questions about prayer in this thoughtful book. He examines the various traditions of prayer through the ages. He discusses practices, ranging from the ancient Indian yoga of sound to the Christian monastic rules of prayer, giving examples of the various religious litanies that ritualize and celebrate the sense of a higher life. Goodwins intention is not to compare different traditions, but to get at the essential technique and the attitude of prayer its cognitive dynamics. Prayer is seen as key to an active inner life and an experience of the higher self. He shows us how prayer can bring about a cognitive restructuring that provides greater access to renewal, imagination, inspiration, and intuition, and provides an anchor for meaning in daily life. Rufus Goodwin, a native of New York City, graduated from Yale University and received an advanced degree in Linguistics from Georgetown University. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a foreign correspondent with United Press International in the 1960s. He was assigned to the Vatican while working for UPI and covered Pope Paul VIs rst papal trip to the Holy Land in 1964. Later he was a freelance writer in Switzerland and England before returning to the U.S. in the 1980s. He was the author of numerous books. Rufus died in 2005.
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the key of the morning G and the bolt of the eveANDHI CALLED

prayer

of Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach offers groundbreaking insights into the mystery of the Grail. Stein searches historical records and identies individuals and events and reveals Eschenbachs spiritual messages. Includes an index and 38 pages of illustrations. Dr W. J. Stein was a personal student of Rudolf Steiner. Through the use of unconventional research methods and concepts of reincarnation and karma, he developed revolutionary new insights into the mystery of the Grail.

HIS STUDY

before the start of J his ministry at the age

ESUS ACTIVITIES

THE HOPE

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OF THE

WORLD

Contemplations and Aphorisms RUDOLF FRIELING Compiled by Werner Bril

of thirty have always been the subject of impassioned speculation. Legend suggests that Jesus traveled to the British Isles with Joseph of Arimathea, a tin trader. Beginning with the legends, the author uncovers fascinating connections between the Celts and Mediterranean culture and philosophy. Taking the biblical image of Wisdom as the Master Craftsman, Strachan explores the deep layers of Mystery knowledge shared between the world of the Jews and Greeks and that of the northern Druids. Gordon Strachan teaches in the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Church of Scotland minister. He is also the author of Chartres (Floris, 2003).
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soul to contemplate the T presence of the risen Christ


HIS COLLECTION

helps the

and to experience the peace and power of certainty. This collection is thus a signpost to a new understanding of Christianity. Alongside his basic theological works, Rudolf Frieling left a large body of essays from which Werner Bril has gathered and selected this important material. Rudolf Frieling (19011986) was born in Leipzig, Germany. He studied theology and philosophy and was a founder of The Christian Community in 1922 and, from 1960 until his death, was its leader. He wrote several books on Christianity and the Bible.
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DEEPER SECRETS HISTORY


RUDOLF STEINER

IN

HUMAN

In the Light of the Gospel of St. Matthew 3 lectures, Berlin, November 123, 1909 (CW 117)

four aspects of Christ S in the four Gospels, with


TEINER EXAMINES

the

a special emphasis on the Gospel of Matthew. Topics include; Jesus Christ as a being of light and love; the spiritual power of the physical sun; recognizing divinity without clairvoyance; changing human consciousness as shown in the Bible; the mission of the ancient Hebrews; the preparations for an understanding of the Christ mystery; and more.
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Esoteric Christianity

BECOMING AWARE
GEORG KHLEWIND

OF THE

LOGOS

ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY
And the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz RUDOLF STEINER 23 lectures, Sept. 1911May 1912 (CW 130) Foreword by Marie Steiner

The Way of St. John the Evangelist

HOW CAN MANKIND FIND THE CHRIST AGAIN?


The Threefold Shadow-Existence of Our Time and the New Light of Christ RUDOLF STEINER 8 lectures, Dornach, Dec. 1918Jan. 1919 (CW 187)

places the reader in the world of living thinking and cognitive love. It teaches the way of grace and truth in a radical, original manner. For the Logos, although it is the ground of any true logic, is beyond ordinary dialectic. The author approaches his subject by developing central themes such as the logos as speech and relationship, the logos in the beginning, the light in the darkness, the speaker, life, spirit, grace, and truth.
HIS VOLUME

GNOSIS

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The Mysteries & Christianity: An Anthology of Essene, Gnostic & Christian Writings ANDREW WELBURN

to outer Christianity, there is an esoteric Rosicrucian stream of Christian thought and development. Steiner sheds light on this oncesecret spiritual movement. Rather than relying on historical tradition or history, he presents wisdom and insight directly from the original metaphysical sources of esoteric Christian inspiration. Steiner describes the inuence of Christs power throughout history, the activity and functions of karma, the role of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, as well as the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz and other historical gures such as Jeshu ben Pandira. This book features classic lectures such as Facing Karma, The Death of a God and Its Fruits in Humanity, The Etherization of the Blood, Faith, Love, Hope, and Cosmic Ego and Human Ego.

N ADDITION

rienced in ones soul? C Steiner says that we can


AN THE

Christ be expe-

take spiritual thoughts and cosmic powers into our souls, not as theories or teaching, but in such a way that the soul is moved to its very depths, warmed and illuminated by spiritual life. The goal is to overcome self-seeking through love, the sham of life through truth, illness through health-giving thoughts that put us into immediate accord with the harmonies of the universe. Steiner also examines the inner history of Christianity, explaining its relationship to ancient Judaism, Hellenism, Romanism, Gnosticism, and Egypto-Chaldean initiation.
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DEAD Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi, and other early texts have shed new light on the emerging faith of the rst Christians. They reveal that early Christians drew inspiration from a number of sources Judaic tradition, the Essenes, and other gnostic sects. Welburn presents the most important early texts, along with commentary.
HE

FROM CHRISTIANITY
PIETRO ARCHIATI

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THE HOLY GRAIL &


TO

THE

EUCHARIST

CHRIST

Christianity as the Essence of Humanity in Rudolf Steiners Science of the Spirit

SERGEI BULGAKOV Introduction by Fr. Robert Slesinski Afterwords by Constantin Andronikof & Caitlin Matthews

THE COSMIC CHRIST


HANS-WERNER SCHROEDER

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W of as Christianity is really its cultural form,


HAT WE

usually think

theologian and T sophiologist discusses


HE EMINENT

Orthodox

Ssion of Christ in the New Testament and the development of human consciousness in
CHROEDER SUMMARIZES

the cosmic dimen-

relation to the Logos, examining how we are to engage in a natural, conscious relationship with the Christ.
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developed during the last two millennia and representing human thoughts and dogmas, institutions, churches, and beliefs all developed as responses to the Christ event. Based on Steiners statement that Christianity started as a religion but is greater than all religions, the author takes us from the all-too-human Christianity to Christian Christianity and its future development through spiritual science.
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the Holy Grail, the chalice used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch Jesus blood and water as it owed from his side when it was pierced by the spear of Longinus. His essay on John 19:34 reveals that the Earth, and hence the human universe, is the Grail wherein Christ lives forever. This book is a priceless gift that enriches our understanding of the Christian mystery and two of its deepest aspects, the Grail and the Eucharist.
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THE VOICE

OF THE

EAGLE

The Heart of Celtic Christianity: John Scotus Eriugenas Homily on the Prologue to the Gospel of St. John CHRISTOPHER BAMFORD Foreword by Thomas Moore

THE REAPPEARANCE OF CHRIST IN THE ETHERIC


RUDOLF STEINER 13 selected lectures, 19101917 Introduction by Stephen Usher

THE TWELVE HOLY NIGHTS & THE SPIRITUAL HIERARCHIES


SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

Christopher Bamford has written a wonderful book. It combines a rigour of scholarship with a lyrical unveiling of how this wonderful text of Eriugenas can resonate with the hungers and discoveries of our times. It deserves a wide readership. Its lucid depths enrich the mind and awaken the heart to the grandeur of light where the eternal shines. John ODonohue, author of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

describes Christs AscenT sion: And a cloud received


HE

ACTS of the Apostles

J was born and raised in Ireland during the early


OHN

SCOTUS Eriugena

ninth century. Neither monk nor priest but a holy sage, he carried the ower of Celtic Christianity to France. His homily, The Voice of the Eagle, is a jewel of lyrical mysticism, theology, and cosmology, containing the essence of Celtic Christian wisdom. Christopher Bamfords reections unpack the luminous, life-giving meaning implicit in this purest of Christian traditions.
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him out of their sight. As the disciples looked up, two angels appeared and told them that this same Jesus, taken up from you into heaven, shall come again in the same way as you have seen him go. Steiner began a series of lectures in 1910, announcing the advent of Christs appearance in the sphere of the Earths etheric, life body. Initially, only a few will be aware of it, but in time, more and more peopleregardless of religious afliationwill be strengthened, comforted and infused by the Christs living presence. According to Steiner, a new natural clairvoyance he calls Damascus experiences will become increasingly common. Includes a lecture on the etherization of the blood.
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tual research to imagine the cosmic forces at play between Christmas and Epiphany. He leads the reader through the zodiac and spiritual hierarchies and shows how they form a path from Jesus to Christ and that the starry script is a key to anthroposophic Christology and to the rst Goetheanum, whose structure and decorations constitute an esoteric map. The task is to rebuild that building in ourselves and to work toward a new path of initiation. Supplementary essays focus on the cosmic aspects of Sophia as well as the being of Michael.
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Pon Rudolf Steiners work and his own spiriROKOFIEFF DRAWS

THE REALITIES
GILBERT CHILDS

PRAYER
help us

THE MYSTERY TINTAGEL


RICHARD SEDDON
HIS BOOK

ARTHUR

AT

THE NEW SPIRITUALITY

of the Arthurian mysteries, which origiT nated in Britain in pre-Christian times, from
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distinguishes clearly the substance

And the Christ Experience of the Twentieth Century RUDOLF STEINER 7 lectures, Dornach, Oct. 1920 (CW 200)

that of the Grail, which came from the East at the time of Christ.

Gilbert Childs shows the relationship between prayer and meditation. He looks at the different forms of prayer and their effects on our higher bodies. He also explores the connections between the Lords Prayer and the Ten Commandments.
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AND THE

Ppenetrate higher realities and transform our lives.


RAYER CAN

sciousness and the human soul through hisS tory and describes the need for new methods
TEINER TRACES

the development of con-

THE NEW TESTAMENT


JON MADSEN, ENGLISH RENDERING

CHRIST

SON

OF

MAN

of inner development if we are to perceive spiritual realities today. He tells us how new forces of spiritual perception are awaking, through which humanity will perceive the activity of Christ in the etheric.
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WILHELM KELBER

priest of the Christian Community, has attempted to recover the overtones and subtleties of the original language of the New Testament, making it more transparent for the general reader.
FLORIS BOOKS 336 PAGES, HARDCOVER ISBN: 0863151841 $29.50

ADSEN, A

a title that has never been fully explained. C Kelber shows that esoteric knowledge can illuHRIST CALLED

himself the Son of Man,

minate these references in sacred literature. Wilhelm Kelber (19011967) was a founding priest of the Christian Community and worked in Germany.
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Sophia

B a ck i n P r i n t !

THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN AND ITS RELATION TO THE OTHER GOSPELS
RUDOLF STEINER Translated by Samuel & Loni Lockwood Revised by Maria St. Goar 14 lectures, Kassel, June 24July 7, 1909 (CW 112)

PATHS OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERIES


From Compostela to the New World VIRGINIA SEASE & MANFRED SCHMIDT-BRABANT

Sophia
ISIS MARY SOPHIA
Her Mission and Ours RUDOLF STEINER Edited and introduced by Christopher Bamford

talks, Rudolf Steiner offers his profound insights into the essential truths behind the Christ event, as well as the historic and prehistoric eventson Earth and in the spiritual worldsleading up to the turning point in time. He shows that the ancient mysteries of the East, the Persians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the streams behind those impulsesgoing back to Atlantis and Lemuriaall lead to the event of Christs incarnation and the Mystery of Golgotha, through which the Earth became the body of Christ. Further, Steiner talks about what those events mean for the future of humanity and the Earth. The Gospel of St. John and Its Relation to the Other Gospels is an essential document in the literature of Christology and for understanding the central place of esoteric Christianity for Rudolf Steiner in Anthroposophy.
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has been an upsurge of interest in the Camino, the pilgrims route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. The authors insist that we live in a time of spiritual quest, discovery, and change and that primal memories are beginning to emerge in human consciousness. Based on long research and contemplation, the authors present a survey of extraordinary breadth and depth. Focusing on the spiritual history of humankind, they begin with the cosmic origin of the Grail Mysteries and culminate with the suprasensory Michael cultus and the being of Anthroposophia.

ECENTLY, THERE

NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES


RUDOLF FRIELING

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in Sumeria, Athena, Hera, Demeter, and Persephone in Greece, Isis in Egypt, Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi in India. She is the Shekinah of cabalists, and the Sophia of gnosticism. According to Steiner, she is Anthroposophia (Divine Wisdom), who descended from the spiritual world and passed through humanity to become now the goal and archetype of human wisdom in the cosmos. This book contains most of Steiners statements on Sophia. Each chapter explores the mystery of the different relationships of Sophia: Sophia and Isis, Sophia and the Holy Spirit, Sophia and Mary, the mother of Jesus (and Mary Magdalene), Sophia and the Gnostic Achamod, and Sophia and the New Isis. Above all, in a remarkable way, Steiner makes clear the relationship of Christ and Sophia.
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Thas had many names: Ishtar in Babylon, Inanna


HE FEMININE

divine

RELIGION

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An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Andrew Welburn

Idiscusses topics such as: mysticism and beyond: the


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collection, Steiner

importance of prayer; the meaning of sin and grace; rediscovering the Bible; true communion; rediscovering the festivals and the life of the Earth; nding ones destiny; walking with Christ; the signicance of religion in life and death; Christs second coming; the truth for our time; universal religion; and the meaning of love.
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by looking at the nature of the Gospels and the accounts of healings contained in them. With close attention to the details of the text, he brings alive the events of Christs life and shows how the Gospels can be directly related to the events and problems of everyday life. He concludes with a consideration of agape, the divine love in the Gospel of St. John. Rudolf Frieling, together with Friedrich Rittelmeyer and Emil Bock, laid the theological foundations of the Christian Community.
RIELING BEGINS

PISTIS SOPHIA
G. R. S. MEAD

A Gnostic Gospel

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inuential of all Gnostic studies before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library. Contents include: Documents & General Literature of Gnosticism; Probable History of the Treatise; Jesus Hitherto Instructeth His Disciples Only up to the Region of the First Mystery; Treasure of Light; Confusion of the Powers & the Great Earthquake; Mystery of the Five Words on the Vesture; and more.
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Sophia

THE FALL

OF

SOPHIA

A Gnostic Text on the Redemption of Universal Consciousness VIOLET MACDERMOT Foreword by Stephan A. Hoeller

THE ARCHETYPAL FEMININE IN THE MYSTERY STREAM OF HUMANITY


Towards a New Culture of the Family MANFRED SCHMIDT-BRABANT & VIRGINIA SEASE

THE MOST HOLY TRINOSOPHIA


& the New Revelation of the Divine Feminine ROBERT POWELL Introduction by Carol E. Parrish-Harra

world soul] fell from her place in the heavens to the chaos below. . . . Sophia is among the most haunting and mysterious gures in Western spirituality. She is also one of the great symbols of the divine feminine in world civilization. The personication of divine Wisdom, Sophia is praised in the biblical book of Proverbs as co-creator of the universe with God. In the secret teachings of early Christianity known as Gnosticism, she represents our shared consciousness, trapped in the material world as a result of the Fall. One of the most sublime Gnostic texts is the Pistis Sophia or Faith Wisdom, a great allegory in which the resurrected Christ explains how he freed the divine Sophia from her imprisonment by the forces of spiritual wickedness. Christ goes on to show his disciples how they will share in this cosmic act of redemption. In this profound yet accessible work, Egyptologist Violet MacDermot gives us a fresh translation of the Pistis Sophia from the Coptic and discusses it in its historical setting. She also shows us how Sophias story is our story. It is a tale of our separation and isolation as a result of I consciousness, but it is one in which we, too, can share spiritual liberation. Her engaging discussion relates this work not only to ancient teachings but to the thought of C. G. Jung, Emanuel Swedenborg, and the Kabalah. Violet MacDermot studied Egyptology at University College, London, and was a board member of the Egypt Exploration Society. She has translated two Coptic texts, volumes 9 and 13 in the Nag Hammadi Studies series: Pistis Sophia and The Books of Jeu and the Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex.

OPHIA [THE

maintain that, during ancient times, people experienced the divine as imbued with the archetypal feminine. Their spirit world was populated by goddesses, thus they honored women as priestesses and guardians of sacred rites. The Greeks and Romans, by contrast, were patriarchal. More recently, we have seen an emancipation of the feminine, but patriarchy still dominates our Western culture. By considering the mystery behind human and earthly evolution, the authors come to clear perspectives that can help transform human life today.

HE AUTHORS

Western civilization P is making a long-term,


OWELL SUGGESTS

that

LECTURES

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radical shift toward conscious incorporation of Sophianic wisdom. Sophia is interpreted as a TrinityMother, Daughter, and Holy Soulas well as the feminine aspect of the Divine Godhead. Powell also draws on the teaching of the Sophianic Russian philosopher Pavel Florensky, and on the work of the modern Russian mystic Daniel Andreev, author of The Rose of The World, who beheld the Divine Sophias gradual approach to the Earth.
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DIVINE HUMANITY

SOPHIA

VLADIMIR SOLOVYOV

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Solovyov experienced three times in his life, inspires this great work. He conceives Sophia in a variety of ways: as the eternal ideal prototype of humanity, as the world soul actively engaged in actualizing this idea, and as the fully developed divinehuman being. This Sophia is both the active principle in the process of creation and its realized goal: the kingdom of God. Solovyov speaks movingly of the actualization of divine humanity in eternity and time, of the divine world and the fall of spiritual beings into sin, of the origin and meaning of the natural world, and the incarnation of Christ, leading to the redemption of the visible and invisible worlds in the full revelation of divine humanity.

OPHIA , WHOM

The Wisdom of God: An Outline of Sophiology SERGEI BULGAKOV

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much searching has left Christians disappointed and seeking the Goddess elsewhere. In this brave theological work, Bulgakov shows how the Divine Sophia, in whom all things are created, is present in the Holy Trinity itself and how, as the creaturely Sophia, she works together with her divine counterpart in the work of the Holy Spirit for the redemption of the world. Sergei Bulgakov (18791944) is considered by some to be the greatest Russian Orthodox theologian of the twentieth century. During the 1920s, following in the footsteps of Vladimir Solovyov and Pavel Florensky, be began to develop a profound and original vision of Sophia.
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to recover the feminine T aspect of the Divinity. But


HERE IS

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The Cycle of the Year


THE ILLUSTRATED CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
Meditations for the Yearly Cycle RUDOLF STEINER Images by Anne Stockton Translated by John Thomson

CALENDAR 19121913
Facimile edition of the original book containing the calendar created by Rudolf Steiner for the year 19121913 RUDOLF STEINER (CW 40)

THE FESTIVALS & THEIR MEANING


RUDOLF STEINER

important lectures on the festivals. He H describes the true meaning behind the major
ERE ARE

twenty-nine of Steiners most

meditative verses for the yearly cycle have been used by countless people over the years. Their purpose is to awaken ones feelings to natures cycles and stimulate self-discovery. Rudolf Steiners original meditations facilitate this process, leading to a healthy feeling of unity with the natural world through the year. This edition features Anne Stocktons ftytwo celebrated and evocative paintings, a wonderful complement to the text. John Thomson has translated Steiners words especially for this edition.
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UDOLF

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THE CYCLE

SEASONS

And the Seven Liberal Arts SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

of a calendar that begins with his suggestion that a calendar is a way of connecting past and future, Earth and cosmos. It is important to get a sense of the movements of the Sun and Moon in relation to planets and stars, to bring the past into the present by invoking great beings in the evolution of consciousness on their birth and death days, and to celebrate the holy days. Steiner designed new images for each month, traced the phases of the moon, and specied signicant people, events and festivals for each day. The introduction describes the original calendar and how it came to be. Included is a reproduction of the original, a translation of Steiners introduction, and the Calendar of the Soul.
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festivals of the Christian year and shows that they are more than commemorations of historical events in the Christian traditionthey are yearly spiritual events that carry a growing signicance.
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THE EASTER FESTIVAL


in the Evolution of the Mysteries RUDOLF STEINER 4 lectures, Dornach, April 1924 (CW 233a)

time. He shows that it is ultimately through knowing the true signicance of Easter that we come to understand our relationship to spiritual reality.
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S leads us to an understanding of the true meaning of Easter by tracing R its history from the pre-Christian era to our
UDOLF TEINER

The great ideal of the synthesis of science, art, and religion, already prepared over the centuries in the true Rosicrucian communities, can then increasingly become a reality. . . . In the course of time, a community or association will arise on the Earth that dwells in full harmony with the cosmic-spiritual forces and is able to draw its power directly from the cosmos, thus forming a cosmic gateway upon the Earth. Sergei Prokoeff

THE CYCLE OF THE YEAR AS A PATH OF INITIATION


Leading to an Experience of the Christ Being SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

THE FOUR SEASONS AND THE ARCHANGELS


RUDOLF STEINER 5 lectures, Dornach, October 513, 1923 (GA 223, 229)

Oful meditation in these profound studies of the cosmic forces behind the four great festiNE CAN

nd a wealth of material for fruit-

Iideas for establishing a connection between the various arts, the cycle of the seasons and
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the festivals.

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the esoteric realities of the seven Christian festivals and shows that they are spiritual facts that exist independently of religious traditions and cultural customs. Working with the festivals in an esoteric sense can provide a true path of initiation, ultimately enabling individuals to experience the true being of the Earth, Christ.
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ROKOFIEFF DISCUSSES

vals of the year. Rudolf Steiner presents great imaginative pictures that unite Heaven and the Earth through a portrayal of the activities of the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. In the course of the lectures Steiner offers spiritual wisdom on subjects that include the alchemical processes of sulphur, mercury, and salt in the cosmos; human beings and plants; spiritual combustion processes; crystals; clouds; meteors; the movements of elemental beings in nature; and the conicting efforts of the two great adversaries to divert humanity and the Earth from their proper purpose.
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Nutrition, Health & Therapies


New!

HOME NURSING
LL ASPECTS

FOR

CARERS

HEALTHY MEDICINE
A Guide to the Emergence of Sensible, Comprehensive Care ROBERT ZIEVE, M.D.

New Editions!

TINEKE VAN BENTHEIM

the arrangement of the patients room, meals, taking a temperature, and washing the patient. She also details holistic treatments, such as herbal and plant remedies, baths, foot baths, compresses, and poultices. Also included are sections specically on pregnancy, birth, sleep, nursing the terminally ill, and death. Here is a comprehensive guide for holistic home care, especially for those nursing children and adults through an illness. Previous edition published as Caring for the Sick At Home. Tineke van Bentheim has worked for many years as an anthroposophical nurse in the Netherlands.
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nursing are covered A by the author, including

of home

INTRODUCING ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE


RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Dr. Steven M. Johnson Translated by Catherine E. Creeger 20 lectures, Mar. 21Apr. 9, 1920, Dornach (CW 312)

ZIEVE presents a new paradigm for health care that shows us how to go beyond the limitations and severe deciencies of our current sickness care system. It embraces and synthesizes the emerging models of integrative medicine, energy medicine, and energy psychology into an effective and affordable approach to healing for everyone. This guide is for both those wish to provide a more complete form of health care for their patients and also for those individuals who are prepared to make the necessary changes in daily life in order to initiate or maintain a movement toward healing.
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R.

Spossibility of truly integrating medicine


TEINER SHOWS

the

for the whole person of body, soul, and spirit. In addition to modern medicine, he is deeply versed in alchemy, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other so-called alternative therapies. Discussions include the meaning of sickness; polarities in the human organism; the relationship between therapy and pathology; and plants, minerals, and animals in relation to human beings. Steiner also discusses specic organs and diseases.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE


Extending the Art of Healing VICTOR BOTT, M.D.

BROKEN VESSELS The Spiritual Structure of Human Frailty


RUDOLF STEINER Foreword by Michael Lipson, Ph.D. 11 lectures, Sept. 818, 1924, Dornach (CW 318)

THE HEALING PROCESS


Spirit, Nature & Our Bodies RUDOLF STEINER Preface by Richard Leviton Introduction by Christopher Bamford Translation by Catherine E. Creeger 11 lectures, Aug. 28, 1923Aug. 29, 1924 (CW 319)

BOTT offers an overview of this remarkable medicine. He presents a new approach to understanding various types of diseases, including a discussion on the stages of human development; the roles of organs such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart; specic diseases; and indications about why people become ill. He also discusses the increasing prevalence of cancer and specic phenomena such as the menstrual cycle.
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Steiner, true healing is impossible unless it includes every dimension of a human beingboth visible and invisible. To meet inner frailty with truly adequate concepts, Steiner describes specic inner structures of both healthy and unhealthy states that escape ordinary perception. He suggests ways to approach misalignments of abnormal inner structures and psychic difculties, using what he calls pastoral medicineholistic healing that brings together body and soul and helps them function in effective and powerful ways. Previous edition: Pastoral Medicine

CCORDING TO

Sfundamental principles of anthroposophic mediTEINER INTRODUCES

cine. He covers numerous practical topics, making this volume an excellent companion to Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine.

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THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL APPROACH TO MEDICINE


An Outline of a Spiritual Scientically Oriented Medicine, VOL. 1 OTTO WOLFF, M.D. & FRIEDRICH HUSEMANN, M.D.

EXTENDING PRACTICAL MEDICINE Fundamental Principles Based on the Science of the Spirit
RUDOLF STEINER & ITA WEGMAN Written 1925 (CW 27) Foreword by Dr. Michael Evans

GOLD & STONE

THE

PHILOSOPHERS

Treating Chronic Physical & Mental Illness with Mineral Remedies PETER GRNEWALD, M.D.

is strongly inuenced by natural science, which focuses entirely on thematerial nature of reality. This volume explores the bodys relationship to soul and spirit on the basis of Steiners insights into the activities of the spirit world. Included is an extensive discussion on developmental disorders and childhood diseases, followed by an in-depth exploration of the polarity of inammation, sclerosis, and the pathology of nutrition and metabolic disorders. Otto Wolff is a medical doctor with more than thirty years of expeience. He has lectured internationally and taught doctors how to use his approach, based on Anthroposophy.

ODAY S MEDICINE

Swith Dr. Ita Wegman to write this classic introducTEINER COLLABORATED

Grnewald examines B the spiritual aspects of


ASED ON

new research,

tion to anthroposophic medicine, intended to revitalize the healing arts through spiritual knowledge. Without underrating or dismissing modern medicine, they extend allopathic medicine beyond its present materialistic outlook to a fuller view of the human condition. Today, this extended form of medical healing is used and valued throughout the world.
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A CHILD IS BORN

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COMPLETE HEALING
Regaining Your Health through Anthroposophical Medicine MICHAEL EVANS, M.D. & IAIN RODGER
MEDICINE adds spiritual science to conventional, allopathic medicine to provide therapies for the whole human being. These therapies offer the possibility of success when conventional treatment can only suppress symptoms. The broad range of therapies dramatically reduce the need for conventional drugs. Medicine based on the Steiners medical principles have been used worldwide for seventy-ve years. Previously published as Anthroposophical Medicine Dr. Michael Evans helped establish Park Attwood Clinic in Worcestershire, UK. Iain Rodger is a BBC producer and freelance writer.

using mineral remedies used to treat chronic physical, neurological, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and mental conditions and illnesses. Focusing on a system of nine minerals, he traces these substances through the human organism and develops an alchemical understanding of these substances, based on anthroposophic medical research. Gold and carbon are central to this study of the mineral system. The Philosophers Stone is achieved through the transformation of carbon and the creation of gold. The author shows how the important medicine Aurum (made from gold) relates to this process. Dr. Peter Grnewald is a general practitioner in Bristol and a medical adviser for people with special needs. He has studied and practiced anthroposophic medicine for more than sixteen years.
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A Natural Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Early Childhood


WILHELM ZUR LINDEN

NTHROPOSOPHIC

the growing embryo during pregnancy, the author guides the reader through the birth; the postnatal period and breastfeeding; care of newborn babies; meals for babies; and caring for children when they are sick. He includes useful sections on bottle-feeding, almond milk, and water quality. This new edition includes matters of contraception, drugs, a fathers presence during birthing, thumb sucking, sleep, crib death, overheating, and more.

EGINNING WITH

DIET

CANCER

UDO RENZENBRINK

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vention is based on the anthroposophic view of the human being. He explains the various food groups and their relationship to the whole human being, showing how to ght and prevent cancer in the physical, etheric, and astral bodies and I being. His discussion of food preparation and metabolic rhythm, as well as the information on biodynamic produce, makes this an indispensable book for all who are serious about real nutrition.
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A GUIDE

TO

CHILD HEALTH

WOLFGANG GOEBEL & MICHAELA GLCKLER

guide to childrens physical, psychological, and spiritual development is now available in a brand new edition. Combining medical advice with issues of upbringing and education, this is a denitive guide for parents. This book outlines the connection between education and healing, with all that this implies for raising healthy children. Medical, educational, and religious issues often overlap, and in the search for the meaning of illness, it is necessary to study the whole childas a being of body, soul, and spirit. The authors base their theory and practice on seventeen years of experience in the childrens outpatient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany, based on anthroposophical medical practice. The rst section covers childhood illnesses and home nursing. Part two looks at the healthy development of children and how to create the ideal conditions for them. The authors examine issues of raising and educating children, and how these affect later life. This is an extremely practical book, with examples of conict and crisis and possible solutions. This new edition also includes a list of medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

HIS ACCLAIMED

Christine Murphy gathers the work of doctors and clinicians who have been using Iscador. Dr. Richard Wagner answers questions his patients have asked about Iscador. Dr. Thomas Schuerholz, a cancer specialist, offers an overview of the terms, procedures, and various approaches to cancer. CHRISTINE MURPHY specializes in anthroposophically extended and homeopathic medicines and therapies.
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MEDICINE

256 PAGES

An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Andrew Maendl, M.D.

ideas on extending H conventional medicine by


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D Secrets of the Skeleton, offers an alternative

M EES, author of

approach to todays symptomatic medicine, which merely attempts to remove the nuisance of disease symptoms quickly. Instead, illness may be seen as a problem solver in life, and the medical doctor can assist this function through a new approach to therapy.
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applying knowledge gained through spiritual science. Topics include true human nature as a basis for medical practice; the science of knowing; the mission of reverence; the four temperaments; the bridge between universal spirituality and the physical; the constellation of the supersensible bodies; the invisible human within us: the pathology underlying therapy; cancer and mistletoe, and aspects of psychiatry; case history questions: diagnosis and therapy; anthroposophic medicine in practice: and three case histories.
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OF

A SLICE

LIFE

A Personal Story of Healing through Cancer LEE STURGEON-DAY

ISCADOR

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THE HARMONY OF THE HUMAN BODY Musical Principles in Human Physiology


ARMIN HUSEMANN, M.D.

Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy CHRISTINE MURPHY, EDITOR

Tof the cosmic origins of human beings and the


HIS IS

an exploration

R based cancer therapy Iscador has been gaining

ECENTLY, THE

plant-

increased media attention. Nevertheless, Iscador has been known for its therapeutic benets for more than eighty years. As early as 1917, Steiner suggested treating cancer with injections of mistletoe extract. This was taken up and put to clinical use by Dr. Ita Wegman, who founded the Lukas clinic and developed Iscador.

evolutionary laws that govern their development. Husemann applies musical principles as a method of gaining insight into the structure of the human body and the forces that work on it, seeking to use our experience of music to explain the physiological and anatomical relationships in the body and the spiritual inuences that determine physical development.
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her optionsfrom surgery to complementary medicineand chose anthroposophic medicine. Working with doctors and healers through a range of therapies and treatments, she found that she was called on to begin changing much of her personality. Three years later, she was shown to be completely clear. In this account, she writes vividly of her experience. LEE STURGEON-DAY has also been involved in teaching, counseling, writing food guides, managing a London coffee house, farming, and ame throwing in a circus. She lives in Arizona and works in adult education.
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was diagnosed with W breast cancer, she assessed


HEN THE

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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Nutrition, Health & Therapies

FOODWISE
Understanding What We Eat & How It Affects Us WENDY E. COOK

HOME REMEDIES
Herbal & Homeopathic Treatments for Use at Home

MEDICINE, MYTHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY


Recollecting the Past and Willing the Future RALPH TWENTYMAN

the importance of agricultural methods, grasses and grains, human digestion, and vegetarianism. She analyses the building blocks of nutrition, looking at nutrition, including carbohydrates, minerals, fats and oils, dairy, herbs and spices, salt and sweeteners, stimulants, legumes, the nightshade, bread, water, and dietary supplements. She ends with tips on cooking, planning menus, childrens food, sharing meals, and some mouth-watering recipes. Wendy E. Cook is also the author of The Biodynamic Food & Cookbook.
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spectives on human C evolution related to food,


OOK OFFERS

her per-

THE VACCINATION DILEMMA


CHRISTINE MURPHY

Otto Wolff HIS IS a book to turn to for practical advice on how to deal with health problems by using natural methods. In direct language, it describes herbal and homeopathic remedies and shows how they can be used in your home. Conventional drugs are plentiful from painkillers to laxatives and it is sometimes necessary to use these to relieve symptoms. Dr. Wolff, however, suggests treatment methods that resolve illnesses rather than suppressing the symptoms. These kinds of treatments activate the whole body and its inherent powers of healing. You will nd sections on asthma, fever, skin conditions, migraine, arthritis, and diabetes. Also included are suggestions for stocking your medicine chest, along with a convenient index that helps you quickly research specic ailments. Home Remedies helps you take an active role in your own health and well being.

ferent vaccines, yet few parents understand the risks that some vaccines present. A growing body of research links immunization with autism, seizures, asthma, arthritis, Crohns disease, and even hyperactivity and learning disabilities; yet we continue to use vaccination as insurance, even against diseases that no longer pose a signicant threat. This book clearly describes the immune system, how it works, and the state of scientic knowledge on the subject. It offers suggestions and resources for parents whose children are sick, whether from a common childhood illness or from a vaccination. It makes a case for the alternate view of disease that it allows us to develop physically and spiritually and to fulll our chosen destiny.
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C likely to receive thirtyseven doses of eleven difHILDREN UNDER

ve are

MEDICINE

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FOR THE

WHOLE PERSON

of modern medicine in the context of the evolution of consciousness and the modern crisis of selfhood and community. He relates this to todays tragically common experience of loneliness in relation to the experience of individuality. In contrast, he points to the dawning vision of humankind as a true being itself a living organism. The illnesses that characterize our time are looked at within the context of these birth pangs of a new era of evolution and consciousness. Ralph Twentyman trained at Cambridge and University College Hospital and later served in the RAF medical service in Habbaniya, Iraq. Later he trained in homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and was appointed to the staff as consultant physician. There he introduced the mistletoe treatment of cancer as suggested by Rudolf Steiner and considered anthroposophic methods as a valid extension of Hahnemanns homeopathic approach. Twentyman edited the British Homeopathic Journal for twenty-one years and has lectured extensively.
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Ithe art of healing, the author places the problems


N HIS

discussion of

A Guide to Anthroposophical Treatment DR. GEOFFREY DOUCH

Tis a useful resource that describes the main theraHIS CONCISE

overview

pies of anthroposophically extended medical therapy, including rhythmic massage, hydrotherapy, sculpture therapy, and therapeutic speech. It also includes a list of common conditions and suggested remedies. Dr. Geoffrey Douch is a general practitioner specializing in anthroposophic medicine. He has worked part-time at the Raphael Centre, an anthroposophical clinic, as well as maintaining a practice in Sussex. His special interests are cancer treatment and pediatrics.
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NUTRITION
R.

RUDOLF HAUSCHKA

D ers one of the most neglected aspects of nutri-

H AUSCHKA consid-

tionfood quality. He relates his ndings to a historical survey of food cultivation, preparation, and preservation, and to the question of the chemically treated foods. Also included are concise dietary suggestions by Dr. Margarethe Hauschka.
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Nutrition, Health & Therapies

THE SCIENCE
ARALLEL TO

AND

ART

OF

HEALING

THE NATURE

OF

SUBSTANCE
view

WHY ME?
Interviews with Seven People with AIDS MARGJE KOSTER

RALPH TWENTYMAN

RUDOLF HAUSCHKA

Popment of human consciousness toward objec-

the devel-

tivity, Dr. Twentyman reveals a changing pattern of health and disease in society. The prevalence of diseases such as cancer, Parkinsons disease, and AIDS seems to be part of this history. By separating human beings from the world of nature, medicine has reached a dead end, since it fails to recognize wholeness. Twentymans warm understanding of wholeness leads to the recognition of healing, in its deepest sense, as a true art.
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AN OCCULT PHYSIOLOGY
RUDOLF STEINER

upsurge of interest in complementary therapies and treatments, medical researchers are gradually being pressured to reassess and expand their knowledge of the structure and organization of the human body. Despite advances in modern technology, there are vast areas of human physiological activity that are related to spiritual forces and beings, and thus remain undetectable to conventional scientic observation. In these revealing lectures, Steiner concentrates on the relationship between those forces and the human physical organs. In particular, he discusses the organs that make up our digestive and respiratory systems; the signicance of warmth in the function of the blood and its effects on the I, or Ego; and the evolutionary process implicit in the formation of the spinal column and brain. He deals with all of this in a scientic way that will appeal equally to doctors and therapists, as well as students of Steiners spiritual science. These talkslong out of printare also remarkably accessible to the general reader.

IVEN THE

physical. Dr. Hauschka shows the limitations of that view and points to new research that indicates the primal nature of spirit. This is the result of decades of experimentation that led to radical conclusions suggesting new directions for science. Topics include plants, animals, oils, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, metals, carbon, oxygen, poisons, high dilutions, and much more. Dr. Rudolf Hauschka was asked by Dr. Ita Wegmann to research and study the rhythms in nature at her institute in Arlesheim, Switzerland. After many attempts and a new understanding of the processes in the plant world, he produced a plant extract from rhythmized rose water, which could be kept stable for more than thirty years. Today WALA, a manufacturer of anthroposophical medicines and skin-care products, is based on Hauschkas discoveries.
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of conventional science T asserts that matter is solely


HE REDUCTIONIST

AIDS talk about themS selves and their lives. They


EVEN PEOPLE

living with

tell the dramatic stories of what happened to them and how they learned to cope with having to live face to face with death.
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WATER, ELECTRICITY & HEALTH


Protecting Yourself from Electrostress at Home and Work ALAN HALL

pervasive. We are E surrounded by webs of


LECTROSTRESS IS

SPIRIT HEALING
BOB WOODWARD
HROUGH THE

tual healing is increasingly recognized as valid for a wide variety of physical ailments.Woodward has practiced spiritual healing and has extensive experience in the therapeutic and medical approach pioneered by Rudolf Steiner. In this clear, revealing account, Woodward examines various forms of healing, the role of healers, and the indications that Steiner provided for a deeper understanding of the spiritual world and our relationship with it through this form of healing.
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renowned healers such T as Harry Edwards, spiri-

work of

electric wiring, power lines, transformers, all generating electromagnetic elds. Symptoms range from fatigue, tension, and poor resilience to insomnia, poor immunity, and serious illnesses. Physicist Alan Hall researched how water transmits electrostress. This is his fascinating journey of discovery into the nature of water as the bearer of life and a carrier of death. His discovery of biodynamic elds is applied to countering the harmful effects of electromagnetic elds.
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COOKERY BOOK FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCER OR PRECANCEROUS CONDITIONS


From the Lukas Clinic NTERESTING , ENJOYABLE , and healing vegetarian recipes from the Lukas Klinik in Arlesheim, Switzerland.

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Biographical Issues
CRISIS POINTS
Working through Personal Problems JULIAN SLEIGH

Sleigh has helped many A people through crises. He


SA

counselor, Julian

has distilled his years of experience into a process of twelve steps that help to resolve difcult situations. The steps allow a person to face the facts of life and perceive the feelings and emotions that come from destiny. Julian Sleigh is a priest and counselor working in South Africa. He is also the author of Friends and Lovers and Thirteen to Nineteen, a book for parents with teenagers.
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AND

women left alone in old age, travellers and creative solitaries. Their stories reveal how each creates her own version of home, which may bear little resemblance to tradition but allows a path toward emotional and moral maturity. Noragh Jones leads workshops on womens spirituality. She has for many years taught courses in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, on women and religion, Celtic spirituality, and the social history of home. She is also the author of Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Womens Spirituality (Lindisfarne Books).
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TO

edged, the peculiarities of ones particular life path and its challenges take on new meaning.
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SOULWAYS

Development, Crises, and Illnesses of the Soul RUDOLF TREICHLER

Tpersonal growth through the phases of


HE AUTHOR

discusses

FRIENDS

LOVERS

FROM STRESS
ANGUS JENKINSON

SERENITY

Working through Relationships JULIAN SLEIGH

Gaining Strength in the Trials of Life

marriage, and divorce from rapture to rupture are all explored against the background of modern Western culture, where many men and women, social and sexual roles, are being dened amid much confusion. Friendship is a phenomenon, deserving our reverence and awe. It is a gift that each one of us can nurture; it does not just happen. It is precious.

RIENDSHIP, LOVE ,

many traditions and diverse sources. The result is an enlightening workbook and a thought-provoking analysis of the roots of stress and its meaning for our personal and spiritual development. Angus Jenkinson is a professor of integrated marketing and chairman of Stepping Stones Consultancy.
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advice, practical exerJ cises, and insights from


ENKINSON OFFERS

human life, giving a profound picture of both child and adult development. He explores the developmental disorders of soul life, including addiction, neurosis, psychosis, midlife issues, hysteria, anorexia, schizophrenia, depression, mania, and more. Disorders are explored from a developmental and therapeutic viewpoint, as questions that may challenge individual growth. Rudolf Treichler studied medicine, with a dissertation on Friedrich Hlderlins mental condition in relation to his poetry. A psychiatrist and neurologist, Dr. Treichler worked at the Friedrich Husemann Clinic as a consultant and gave courses.
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SPRINGBOARD

Womens Development Workbook LIZ WILLIS & JENNY DAISLEY

IN SEARCH

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OF

PHASES

packed with ideas, T exercises, and examples


HIS WORKBOOK

is

HOME

The Spiritual Rhythms in Adult Life BERNARD LIEVEGOED

Women Working, Caring, Sharing NORAGH JONES

today? We frequently hear the call to W revive and strengthen the nuclear family as the
HAT DOES

home mean for women of

describes each phase T of life adolescence, the


HIS CLASSIC

bestseller

foundation of society, but traditional values may not t the realities of modern life, and, for many women today, home has negative associations . Noragh Jones tells of women living through serial relationships, single parents, lesbian couples, divorced and separated individuals,

twenties, thirties, forties, and beyond and looks at the inner qualities and challenges that arise with each stage. Lievegoed asserts that typical biological and psychological explanations of the human being are often incomplete. When the inner self, or I, of each person is recognized and acknowl-

that help the reader work alone or with others. It is practical and lled with positive thinking and good humor. Readers report exciting life changes including promotions, solving difcult relationships, regaining a healthy lifestyle, being more assertive, and generally feeling greater self-condence and independence.
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Soul & Spirit


B a ck i n P r i n t !

THE MEANING

OF

LOVE

VLADIMIR SOLOVYOV Introduction by Owen Bareld

into the interior of these words, your soul will awaken, and begin to move in this direction. It follows, too, that this is not only a book about psychology, it is also the very speech of psyche itself. Robert Sardello

STAR CHILDREN
Understanding Children Who Set Us Special Tasks and Challenges GEORG KHLEWIND

HAT IS the meaning of loves intense emotion? Solovyov points to the spark of divinity that we see in another human being and shows how this living ideal of Divine love, antecedent to our love, contains in itself the secret of the idealization of our love. According to Solovyov, love between men and women has a key role to play in the mystical transguration of the world. Love, which allows one person to nd unconditional completion in another, becomes an evolutionary strategy for overcoming cosmic disintegration. Vladimir Solovyov (18531900), one of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, was the founder of a tradition of Russian spirituality that brought together philosophy, mysticism, and theology with a powerful social message. A close friend of Dostoevsky, a Platonist, and a gnostic visionary, Solovyov was a prophet, having been granted three visions of Sophia, Divine Wisdom. He was also a poet and a profoundly Christian metaphysicist.

This is a revised edition of Love and the Soul.


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THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOUL


WILLEM ZEYLMANS VAN EMMICHOVEN

two worlds: external and internal. It mediT ates between these two worlds, and a dynamic

HE SELF-AWARE

human soul participates in

stream continually moves through the soul in polarities of love and hate, joy and sorrow, pleasure and displeasure, and so on. The author examines these and other psychological processes in the light of Anthroposophy.
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special abilities, sometimes called indigo or crystal children. It is said that they are coming to Earth to help humanity evolve. Based on his research, Khlewind conrms that this is one of the most important events of our age. In this bestseller, he takes us consciously and scientically into the realm from which we all enter the world as babies trailing clouds of glory. We all possess the tools he describes for taking this path: our thoughts, our heart forces, and our willpower. By using these faculties with full attention by focusing our attentiveness and eliminating everything else we can enter the realm of the spirit where the prevailing laws are different from those on Earth. The author helps us by closing each chapter with themes for contemplation and meditation.
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ON THE

has been written about I gifted children with


N RECENT

years, much

LIFTING THE VEIL MENTAL ILLNESS


WILLIAM BENTO

OF

LOVE

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AND THE

An Approach to Anthroposophical Psychology

MAN

THRESHOLD

WORLD

A Guide to Conscious Soul Practice ROBERT SARDELLO

Spiritual psychology is an active practice. It develops embodied, conscious soul life to make that life open and receptive to the spiritual realms. This is done as an act of loving ourselves, others, and the world. . . . Psychology . . . is more than the study of the human soul. It is not possible to make such a study without the student undergoing inner changes in the process. Psychology, since it is we who study it, necessarily requires that the psyche be utilized to study the psyche. It therefore belongs inherently to the realm of practice. It is not a theory wandering around seeking application. We must do our psychology rather than theorize about the soul. And the doing of psychology is the doing of love consciously, actively, and for the sake of others and the world. If you enter
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the human body, soul, and spirit and the effects of the physical and spiritual environment. He considers the effects of Sun, planets, and stars in relation to soul disturbances such as mania, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. Ultimately, his views are grounded in the human center, the heart, and its relationship to the being of Christ, Logos. William R. Bento uses a synthesis of mainstream psychology, sociology, and spiritual science. He lectures and writes and is working toward a Ph.D.
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Rudolf Steiners work, B William Bento looks at


ASING HIS

views on

The Challenge of Inner Development

Bernard Lievegoed NSTEAD OF voyages of discovery to unknown continents, exploration today is taking place on inner frontiers. It may be overpowering, as in the case of psychological disturbances and mental illness, or it may be enlightening and positive. This is an indispensable roadmap for the inner journey, offering guidelines for therapists and everyone on the inner path. Lievegoed describes ancient and alternative paths; the human double; and physiological and psychological factors in our relationship to Earth, Sun, Moon, and planets, along with their medical and social implications.

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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Soul & Spirit

A PSYCHOLOGY OF BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT


Anthroposophy, Psychosophy, Pneumatosophy RUDOLF STEINER 12 lectures, 19091911 (CW 115) Introduction by Robert Sardello

UNDERSTAND YOUR TEMPERAMENT!


A Guide to the Four Temperaments GILBERT CHILDS

THE SPEECH
LINDA SUSSMAN

OF THE

GRAIL

A Journey toward Speaking that Heals and Transforms

are really three lecture courses, each observing the human being from a different perspective. The rst four offer a precise understanding of the human soul in relation to the senses and the subtle processes that form the human body. The next four focus on what we can know of the human soul based only on direct observation. The concluding lectures portray the relationship of soul to spirit, showing how to awaken individual spirit life and how to distinguish between illusory and genuine spiritual experience. Previous edition: Wisdom of Man, of the Soul, and of the Spirit.

HESE TALKS

OUR TWELVE SENSES


Wellsprings of the Soul ALBERT SOESMAN

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four temperaments the choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic, and melancholic types. He shows how to recognize the temperaments in ourselves and in others, and how we can understand their function in human behavior. He investigates in depth the origins and manifestations of the temperaments in both their psychological and physiological aspects. Included are fascinating discussions of the relationships between adults of various temperaments and matters of compatibility in partnership, family, and workplace situations. The author also includes a section dealing with the temperaments of children, with helpful advice on how to help them in relation to attributes and behavior.
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refreshing treatment of D the ancient doctrine of the

R.

CHILDS offers a

storyteller and cerL emonialist, explores ways


INDA

SUSSMAN, a

of speaking in a way that heals and transforms both ourselves and those around us. Using Parzifal, Wolfram von Eschenbachs epic story of the Grail, she describes a path to healing speechto truth in word and action. She retells the story and allows readers to inwardly reproduce the imagery of the text. She shows that it is a path to recovering the right relationship to our imperfectionsa path on which male and female aspects work together to overcome evil. LINDA SUSSMAN, after training as a psychotherapist, completed a doctorate in Spiritual Psychology and Oral Tradition at the Union Institute. She teaches storytelling and mythology.
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THE

CHILDREN & THEIR TEMPERAMENTS


MARIEKE ANSCUTZ

BEYOND

FOREST

riences. Soesman explores the twelve senses: touch, life, self-movement, balance, smell, taste, vision, temperature, hearing, language, concept, and the I. He discusses their development, expression, and functions in relation to physical, soul, and social groups and shows the polarities of inner and outer senses. He also relates each of the senses to a sign of the zodiac. The authors imaginative approach to the senses makes this an accessible study guide for teachers, doctors, therapists, counselors, psychologists, and scientists indeed, anyone who wants a better understanding of human perception.
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but overstimulation can O harm healthy sensory expeUR SENSES

nourish life,

OUR FUNDAMENTAL

The Story of Parsifal and the Grail

types, or temperaments, belong to the human personality, each of which has a different personal need and means of relating socially. Through working with children, the author offers a guide to childrens temperaments and their role in the development of character, health, and personality. She includes illustrations from home and Waldorf classrooms. She also discusses how these ideas may be used to manage, and relate to, groups and individuals.
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Kelvin Hall RE WE not all Parsifal if we look deeply enough? The Grail story represents the archetypal search for wholeness, leading through courage and surrender, from forgetting to love and redemption. Along the way, we are hindered by fear, confusion, and loss. Eventually, we begin to trust our own hearts as we accept the wisdom of others. Beyond the Forest brings new life to this beloved fable. Storyteller Kelvin Halls retelling of this Grail story shows us that by engaging the suffering of others, we acknowledge and heal our own. This brings forth the possibility for transformation and renewal.

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Economic Renewal & Social Issues


AMERICAS GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
JESAIAH (YESHAYAHU) BEN-AHARON

Declaration of Independence. In a summary of todays global, social, and economic conditions, Ben-Aharon describes the dire consequences of ignoring those obligations and explains how a threefold concept of society, rst described by Rudolf Steiner, can end the destructive effects of globalization and introduce progressive social structures. This begins with the full actualization of the individual, a process that America is karmically destined to foster. The author shows how an understanding of Americas role in the development of global civil society can help achieve cultural and spiritual freedom, political equality and economic cooperation in the world. YESAIAH (YESHAYAHU) BEN-AHARON was born in Israel in 1955. He cofounded Harduf, an anthroposophical kibbutz in Israel. He writes on artistic, scientic, and contemporary issues in Israeli newspapers, and is the author of several books.
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vision of the United States and the obligaT tions inherent in the ideals set forth in the
HE AUTHOR

reminds us of the founding

frontation by seizing golden moments and strengthening empathy; and much more. DR. FRIEDRICH GLASL is a recognized authority on methods of conict resolution.
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OF THE

HOMEMAKING AS
VERONIKA VAN DUIN

SOCIAL ART

Creating a Home for Body, Soul & Spirit

THE ENTERPRISE
FRIEDRICH GLASL

FUTURE

How Companies Develop

ship and organizational development, and G describes how companies grow through the
LASL EXPLORES

moral intuition in leader-

pioneer, differentiated, integrated, and associative phases of development. A map of tomorrows company helps leaders develop a practical awareness of how to work with a variety of stakeholders in the value-creating stream. This leads to an associative economy formed from shared destiny relationships with customers, suppliers, staff, shareholders, the community, and the Earth.
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homemaking. Emphasis has been placed on the working world, and many struggle to fulll several roles. Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by Rudolf Steiner, the author suggests that homemaking needs to be undertaken consciously as an honored and valued area of work as nothing less than a social art. The author does not claim a blueprint for perfect homemaking, but offers principles and observations and addresses the signicance of rhythm, relationships, artistic environment, caring, and inner development. VERONIKA VAN DUIN lives with young children with special needs and leads seminars and workshops for homemakers.
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OF THE

pressures today affect S the traditional role of


OCIAL AND

economic

THE ESOTERIC ASPECT THE SOCIAL QUESTION


The Individual and Society RUDOLF STEINER

OF

THE CHALLENGE
RUDOLF STEINER

TIMES

6 lectures, Dornach, Nov.Dec. 1918 (CW 186)

4 lectures, Feb. 4Mar 9, 1919 (CW 193)

CONFRONTING CONFLICT
A First-Aid Kit for Handling Conict FRIEDRICH GLASL

Tin destructive, antisocial behavior has focused


HE GENERAL

increase

just days after the endI ing of World War I, Steiner


N THESE

lectures, given

examples, exercises, theory, and techniques to analyze all kinds of conict; to understand how temperaments affect conicts; to reduce conict by changing behavior, attitudes, and perceptions; and to practice considerate means of confrontation. The author presents the tools to analyze the symptoms, types, and causes of many types of conict; understand how temperaments affect conicts and what you can do; acknowledge when conict occurs, understand how it escalates, and learn how to reduce conict by changing behavior, attitudes, and perceptions; practice developing considerate means of con-

LASL USES

greater attention on social issues, while effective solutions remain elusive. Steiner presents his inner, esoteric perspective on social concerns and original ways of organizing society and dealing with social issues. Includes a previously unpublished lecture. Previous translation: The Inner Aspect of the Social Question.
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describes developments in mechanics, politics, and the economy, as well as new capacities and methods in both the East and the West. He reveals their fruitful potential, but also the dangers of their abuse. He also discusses social and antisocial instincts, specters of the Old Testament in modern nationalism, and the innate capacities of various nations.
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Economic Renewal & Social Issues

Available Again!

SPEAKING, LISTENING, UNDERSTANDING


The Art of Creating Conscious Conversation HEINZ ZIMMERMANN

MALE

AND

FEMALE

SOCIAL

AND

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Developing Human Empathy BARUCH LUKE URIELI

An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Stephen Usher

This book results from many years experience in a selfadministered Waldorf school. During those years, I watched the decision-making process unfold through innumerable conversations and committee meetings. It is my hope that this short text can serve as an aid for those seeking to increase their conversational ability. Only suchincreased competence will enable us to raise the human interaction taking place in any conversation to a higher level. Heinz Zimmermann

mythology and the JudaeoChristian tradition in terms of the the sexes and gender issues in contemporary Western culture. He develops the theme of empathy as a guide for male-female relationships, based on mutual recognition, acceptance, and dependence. Through empathy it becomes possible for individuals and couples to perceive their true destiny and bring new order into this area of human and world evolution.

RIELI EXAMINES

collects Rudolf Steiners ideas for social and political renewal. Topics include: psychological cognition; the social question; the social question and theosophy; Memoranda of 1917; the metamorphosis of intelligence; culture, law, and economy; and Central Europe between East and West.
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Pocket Library of T Spiritual Wisdom Series


HIS VOLUME

in the

Such group activity depends upon the ability of human beings to work together consciously in language. Speaking, Listening, Understanding is about group conversations, especially those intended to arrive at decisions and/or insights. Various types of conversations are described. In the process, we learn how individual participants, context, and mood can affect the overall process, Exercises, both group and individual, are provided for different kinds of conversations. Rather than the dynamics of group psychology, however, the author starts from the artistic aspects of conversation: namely, language and consciousness. Using examples and anectdotes drawn from many years of work with groups, Zimmermann shows in a straightforward way what can go wrong and why. Then, through a step-by-step articulation of the processes involved in conversation speaking, listening, and understanding he shows what kinds of awareness an practices can strengthen the group processes that facilitate creative conversation. This is a valuable resource for any group or cummunity, and it is directed especially toward Waldorf school communities. Heinz Zimmermann has worked mostly in artistic ways with language in Waldorf education and in lectures and workshops. He makes us more conscious of the various ways we use and understand language.
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A the community whether in business, the family, schools, or politics is group activity.
LL HUMAN

activity, whatever the size of

THE RENEWAL OF THE SOCIAL ORGANISM


RUDOLF STEINER 26 essays, written 19191920 (CW 24)

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HUMAN ENCOUNTERS
ATHYS FLORIDE

AND

KARMA

develops a path of T community and shows


HIS MARVELOUS

book

and economics are the three core activities of society, whose health depends on their harmonious interaction. According to Steiner, this requires a threefold social order, in which each can become autonomous enough to manifest its essential nature. These essays cover a range of issues with special attention to money, the division of labor, human motivation, and education.

ULTURE , POLITICS ,

MYSTERY STREAMS
and the New Mysteries BERNARD LIEVEGOED

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IN

EUROPE

ing to deepen their relationship to the T Anthroposophical Society and the School of
HIS BOOK

is intended for people wish-

how we can begin to make our everyday lives more sacred by becoming more aware of the past and future karma in our relationships. Beginning with the moment before the encounter, the author shows how we can enter a process which parallels that of the Mass: annunciation, sacrice, transubstantiation, and communion. Drawing on Steiners many ideas on karma, Floride shows us this social ritual as a profoundly spiritual path, one perhaps closer to us than any other. The second half of the book deals with this process by encountering a poet through his work. Taking Victor Hugo as his example, Floride shows how profound such a meeting can be.
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Spiritual Science founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1923. It shows how the four great mystery streams have worked in the past and how Steiner attempted to join these four together to create the new mysteries at the Christmas Foundation Meeting.
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SOCIAL ISSUES
Meditative Thinking & the Threefold Social Order RUDOLF STEINER Introduction by Gary Lamb 5 lectures, January 5, 1920March 18, 1920 (CW 334)

VISION

IN

ACTION

A VISION

FOR THE

MILLENNIUM

Working with Soul & Spirit in Small Organizations CHRISTOPHER SCHAEFER & TNO VOORS

Modern Spirituality and Cultural Renewal RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Andrew Welburn

problems are symptoms of our faulty thinking. His convincing analysis of economic crises, unemployment, and political uprisings unmasks such problems as signs of our desperate need for new thinking. In a very accessible way, Steiner describes how spiritual science and the kind of thinking it fosters can lead to a renewal of society and to true freedom for individuals. In view of the current condition of our economy and the seeming chaos of international politics, Steiners insights come as a fresh breeze that awakens us to responsibility and renewed hope. In passionate, lucid language, Steiner presents his vision of the threefold social order, a system based on free will and spiritual insight.
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that todays politiR cal, economic, and social


UDOLF

STEINER shows

been active for years in S community and organization


CHAEFER AND

Voors have

development. They created this guide for those interested in grassroots development of social, service, or educational organizations. The three parts historical and organizational perspectives; the how-to of developing and building small organizations; and opportunities for the futureform a complete guide to carrying out small-scale projects from inception to organization and long-term growth. Christopher Schaefer, ph.d. is on the faculty of Sunbridge College and director of their Waldorf School Administration and Community Development Program. He is also codirector of the Center for Organization and Community Development. TNO VOORS is lecturer at the Centre for Social Development at Emerson College.
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and question the direction of individuals and societya time to reexamine philosophies and values. This collection of excerpts from Steiners books and lectures provides an excellent introduction to his millennial vision. It includes commentary on the signicance of the coming transformation of all areas of life, the importance of spiritual ecology, the transguration of Earth, and the roles of spirit beings today. ANDREW WELBURN, PH.D. has been a Fellow of the Warburg Institute, the University of London, and New College, Oxford, where he currently teaches. He has written and edited several books.
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tends to symbolize A a time to stop, reassess,


NEW MILLENNIUM

THE PERSONAL WORLD


John Macmurray on Self and Society PHILIP CONFORD

TOWARDS SOCIAL RENEWAL


Rethinking the Basis of Society RUDOLF STEINER Written 1919 (CW 23)

TRANSFORMING PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS


MARGARETE VAN DEN BRINK

important inuence on political thought, J ethics, and education, as well as theology and
OHN

M ACMURRAY S philosophy has had an

The Seven Steps of Spiritual Development

tells us, experiences E the archetypal process of

VERYONE , THE

author

Thighly relevant to social problems today. Steiners social thinking is not based on theory,
but on his deep perception of the archetypal spirit of society. He suggests that society has three distinct realmsits economy, its political structure, and its culture. Whereas society is a unity, the autonomy of these three areas must be respected before social problems can be resolved. The economy calls for fraternity, the political system requires equality, and true culture must be characterized by liberty. These ideals of the French Revolution, he suggests, will manifest only when our social thinking is in keeping with the spiritual reality.
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HIS BOOK ,

rst published in 1919, remains

development. She shows that the process of growth through the seven phases is essentially a process of spiritual development. Van den Brinks approach offers a refreshing, new, and dynamic way forward in contrast to the rationalistic methods of most mainstream consultants and personal development.
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psychology. His aims were radical, ambitious, and challenging to take a new look at the tradition of Western philosophy and question both its origin and its inheritance. He warned against the political, social, and religious dangers of outdated thinking and metaphors. According to Macmurray, Western thought has remained trapped in conventions that no longer hold any real meaning. He argues that we must begin with the living reality of being a human being in the world, maintaining that the self exists through action and mutuality, and not in isolation as a mere observer. This selection from his writings, with an introduction and commentary, reveals the work of this great thinker in all its clarity, depth, and inspirational quality.
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Biography

Biography
THE BUILDERS
FRIEDWART BOCK
OF

CAMPHILL

scientic research. His analysis delves into the occult signicance of the individual incarnated as Kaspar Hauser.
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SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN


And the New Spiritual Awakening FRANCES FARRER

Lives and Destinies of the Founders

native values, exploring beliefs in angels, T the calming effects of crystals and the power
REVELYAN WAS

a modern pioneer of alter-

young Austrian refugees, I together with Dr. Karl


N

1939, a small group of

EVELYN FRANCIS CAPEL


A Celebration of a Pioneering Spirit VARIOUS AUTHORS

Knig, formed a community to help children with special needs. From this small beginning the Camphill Movement developed. This is the story of Camphills eleven intrepid founders, documenting how those pioneers and others came together to form a network that today includes more than a hundred homes, schools, and villages. More than 100 photographs.
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Tthe inspirational work of Evelyn Capel, the rst British woman to become a priest in
HIS IS

a collection of moving tributes to

the Christian Community, a movement for Christian renewal. She was loved for her many books, lively lectures, workshops, and dedicated work as a counselor. Includes recollections from students and a section on the sacraments.
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of ley lines, along with organic farming and communal living. He established a trust to promote spiritual education and, in 1982, was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his contribution to healing the planet. He encouraged a synthesis between science and spirituality and taught extensively, inspiring communities, universities, and spiritual groups around the world. He died at the age of ninety in 1996.
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VALENTIN TOMBERG & ANTHROPOSOPHY


A Problematic Relationship SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

WILLEM ZEYLMANS VAN EMMICHOVEN


An Inspiration for Anthroposophy, a Biography EMANUEL ZEYLMANS

MARIE STEINER

Her Place in World Karma HANS PETER VAN MANEN

EMMICHOVEN was a major pioneer of Anthroposophy. His son tells the story of his remarkable life, examining the spiritual conicts he faced, his life during World War II, and his innovative work in various elds. The author brings to life an exciting and difcult time in the development of new spiritual ideas. Illustrated. EMANUEL ZEYLMANS, a priest in the Christian Community, helped found the Dutch journal Jonas. His writings include a biography of Ita Wegman.

AN

MSteiners wife and close colleague, contributed


ARIE

STEINER, Rudolf

Valentin Tomberg F strongly advocated Rudolf


OR MANY

years,

to the development of Anthroposophy, particularly in her work to renew the performing arts. Van Manen presents Marie Steiners karmic past and links her to a well-known individual connected with Aristotle.
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Steiners Anthroposophy. Prokoeff offers startling new research and presents a hypothesis that Tombergs followers are misguided. His key evidence is a letter (reproduced in the book) written by Tomberg in 1970. The author tries to show the extent of Tombergs condemnation and dismissal of Steiner and spiritual science.
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OF

KASPAR HAUSER
PETER TRADOWSKY

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ETERNAL INDIVIDUALITY
Towards a Karmic Biography of Novalis SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

THE CASE

VALENTIN TOMBERG

Anthroposophy or Jesuitism? SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF

The Struggle for the Spirit

develops and expands on Rudolf Steiners spiritual research, leading to a more comprehensive understanding of Novalis and his crucial future mission for humanity.
HE AUTHOR

Prokoeff offers his views on a controW versial debate.


HAT IS

the mystery behind Tombergs life?

work, Tradowsky addresses the mysteries surrounding Kaspar Hausers life, using spiritual
N THIS

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Spiritual Fiction
THE DAWNWATCHERS
A Novel of the Twenty-First Century HIRAM A. BINGHAM

LEGEND
A Novel BARRY MAHER

THE PARCHMENT
A Novel GERALD T. MCLAUGHLIN

2004 at the dawn of the new millennium, this dramatic alternative ction portrays the conict between a behavioristic, one-world dictatorship and a redemptive and spiritually transforming society of individuals, the Dawnwatchers. A romantic adventure, spanning three continents, The Dawnwatchers enacts an alternate history that portrays the central questions of our age: the meaning of freedom, the nature of evil, the evolution of humanity and the nature of the Second Coming. After a devastating twentieth century, and following the collapse of the existing social order, the familiar ideas of secular humanism and behavioral engineering are challenged by the events now unfolding. New faculties, but at the same time new dangers, are born for humanity. In an age of rapid social change, the characters of The Dawnwatchers are confronted by a variety of systems of knowledge which attempt to explain and give direction to their lives. At the heart of the novel is Binghams concern for the human spirit amidst an age in the throes of destruction and suppression. HIRAM BINGHAM, originally from Connecticut, is the son of an American diplomat and a graduate of Yale and Columbia with degrees in literature and law. He was strongly inuenced by Anthroposophy, and his evolving awareness of Steiners philosophy helped form the basis for The Dawnwatchers.

ET IN

classic tells the story of a future city in the process of devouring itself. A young man and woman manage to escape their rough lives on the streets only to be trapped between a parasitic government and an insane, satanic underworld. To triumph, the young woman must understand what cannot be understood; the young man must become a god. This post-apocalyptic novel convincingly portrays self-discovery amid lifes hindrances and limitations, out of time and out of place. BARRY MAHER is a management, motivational, and sales keynote speaker. He is the author of numerous books.
HIS CULT

Iis hidden that will threaten the very founda-

N A . D.

70, a document

NICAEA

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tions of the Church. In time, it unleashes schemes and intrigues that involve the Vatican, the Templars, kings, and eventually two twentieth-century professors, all wishing to use it for their own purpose. This is a dazzling story of two millennia and the continuing battle between good and evil. Ultimately, the author shines a light of profound hope and faith into the darkest recesses of the human soul and world events. Gerald T. McLaughlin graduated from law school and became an associate in a prestigious law rm. He is dean emeritus and professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has written and lectured extensively.
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A Book of Correspondences MARTIN ROWE

GIVING JUDAS
PIETRO ARCHIATI

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A

CHANCE

The Vision and Venture of Weaving Many Lives

A that encourages a new perspective.


FRESH VIEW

of reincarnation and karma

Christian history the council of 325, which formalized the central doctrines of Christian faith, and the council of 787, which sanctioned icons, leading to an abundance of Christian art. Using letters, meditations, Arabic folktales, a Su zhikr, prayers and Turkish shadow puppet theater, Nicaea explores faith and political power, individual conscience and collective responsibility, art and truth, and the sacred and profane. MARTIN ROWE is the editor in chief of Lantern Books and editor of The Way of Compassion (1999) and the founding editor of Satya: A Magazine of Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice. He lives in New York City.
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was the site of two T transformative events in


HE ANCIENT

Anatolian town of Nicaea

ZANONI

A Rosicrucian Tale SIR EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

Tthat must be resolved through spiritual initiation is played out during the French
HE CONFLICT

between head and heart

Revolution in this classic Rosicrucian account. The seven parts of this novel indicate the sevenfold path of spiritual development behind the story itself.
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BLACK EARTH

Towards a New Mystery Drama CHRISTOPHER MARCUS

cus and his performers wrote this bold, I powerful drama of soul and spirit, based on
NSPIRED BY

Steiners mystery dramas, Mar-

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technology, art, destiny, and metamorphosis.


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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Verses & Meditations


IMAGINATIONS MUSIC LIVING
WITH THE

DEAD

From Youth to Old Age CHRISTY MACKAYE BARNES

Meditations for Maintaining a Connection to Those Who Have Died RUDOLF STEINER Selected verses (CWs 40, 261, 267, 268)

a selection of Christys T early poems followed by


HIS BOOK

begins with

BREATHING

THE

SPIRIT

Meditations for Times of Day & Seasons of the Year RUDOLF STEINER Selected verses (CWs 40, 267, 268)

sleeping, and the greater rhythms of birth V and death, gently reminding us of our origin
ERSES RELATE

to the cycle of waking and

consolation for the bereaved through words of wisdom on death and its deeper, spiritual meaning. Steiner stresses the continuing links between the living and the dead and shows how our thoughts can help those who have departed earthly life. Included are poems that express what those who have died experience in their new existence.
OPE AND

and goal. Steiner also focuses on the changing seasons, earths cycle of sleeping and waking.
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THE

THE HEART

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OF

more recent, previously unpublished poems. Christy MacKaye Barnes, during a visit with Marie Steiner, received a diploma for the art of speech. Later, she played a part in Rudolf Steiners Portal of Initiation, directed by Hans Pusch. She went on to become a Waldorf teacher and the editor of Journal for Anthroposophy. She and her husband Henry Barnes moved to Hillsdale, New York, where they helped establish the community in Harlemville. She died in 2002.
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PEACE

Meditations for Courage and Tranquillity

Rudolf Steiner
Selected verses (CWs 40, 267, 268)

FINDING

GREATER SELF

Meditations for Harmony and Healing RUDOLF STEINER Selected verses (CWs 40, 267, 268)

promote harmony and healing and help renew a sense of place in the cosmos. They show how to discover the self by looking to the the cosmos and how to know the world by looking into ourselves.
EDITATIONS THAT

aim to strengthen the heart by warming and enlivening thinking, allowing for genuine peace of mind; by drawing feeling into the dark depths of our will in order to help develop courage; by nurturing a real sense of peace within the heart and by helping us to help others.
HESE VERSES

HYMNS TO THE NIGHT/ SPIRITUAL SONGS


NOVALIS Foreword by Sergei O. Prokoeff

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describes Novalis spiriH tual initiation at the grave


YMNS TO

the Night

of his beloved Sophie. Spiritual Songs expresses his profound new relationship to the world and humanity and to Christianity.
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FROM THE

MEDITATIVE PRAYERS
ADAM BITTLESTON

FOR

TODAY

PRAYERS FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN


RUDOLF STEINER

help us to experience the rhythms of waking and sleeping, the days of the week, the seasons of the year. Daily use of these prayers makes us conscious of how we stand continually in world rhythms.
HESE PRAYERS

SHARDS

HEART

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ing and evening and graces for mealtimes. A lecture by Steiner provides context and insight into our greater cosmic relationships before birth, during life, and after death.
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occasion of parenting. I Includes prayers for mornNCLUDES VERSES

for every

A Spiritual Odyssey in 20th-Century America BERNARD GARBER

book grew out of study sessions over several years in New York City.
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human life and shows how the purpose G of life culminates in freedom of action. This
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the great mysteries of

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Arts & Literature

PRAYERS

AND

GRACES
includes

MICHAEL JONES, EDITOR

Arts & Literature


BLACKBOARD DRAWINGS
19191924 RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Walter Kugler

A WAY

OF

SEEING

Perception, Imagination, and Poetry JOHN ALLISON

prayers for expectant T mothers, for children before


HIS COLLECTION

and after birth, for the soul of a suicide, and for souls between the time of death and the funeral.
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IN

Pshows how ordinary imagination can be inten-

OET JOHN

Allison

THE UP-RISING
HIS BOOK

DYING

CHRISTY MACKAYE BARNES

Tful to countless people faced by death. This collec-

has proven help-

tion of prose, poetry, meditation, and prayer addresses the experience of death from many points of view, but always from a profound, spiritual perspective.
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more than 5,000 lectures to explain his ideas, and he frequently illustrated his words with colored chalk on a large blackboard. After the autumn of 1919, thick black paper was used to cover the blackboards, and after the lectures the drawings were rolled up and protected. This selection from more than a thousand such drawings provides a much deeper appreciation of Steiners work. Contains 120 color plates.
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TEINER GAVE

THE INNER NATURE


J. LEONARD BENSON

OF

COLOR

sied to become a means of cognition and a path to knowing and how poetry poetic knowing and seeing can reveal aspects of the world invisible to science. He describes a path to true imagination and attention. By learning poise, we come to terms with the shadow all that says no in us. The combination of attention, equanimity, and assent opens the world in a new way. To exemplify his philosophy and practice, Allison draws on the works of Shakespeare, Blake, Coleridge, Keats, Goethe, Novalis, Rilke, Paz, as well as his own poems. JOHN ALLISON, a former Waldorf teacher, is a management consultant and lecturer. He is a musician and a poet, with three collections and poems in journals worldwide. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne with his wife Bettye.
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THE

VERSES & MEDITATIONS


RUDOLF STEINER

From the Philosophy of the Four Elements to Modern Science

than ninety of Steiners bestloved verses and meditations, this volume collects a range of material on various themes, such as working with spiritual beings, connecting with loved ones who have passed over, developing selfhood, and celebrating festivals and seasons. Countless people have worked with these meditations over the decades and can testify to their power, as well as to the strength and comfort they offer for meditation and contemplation.

EATURING MORE

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of the four elements: re, earth, air and water. Based Rudolf Steiners insights and a deep knowledge of classical cosmology and color theory, he shows that an inner understanding of color leads to a fresh view of the world and evolution, one completely at odds with the neo-Darwinian paradigm. The Inner Nature of Color will interest artists, art historians, and anyone who has ever wondered what the remarkable beauty of our colored world means. J. LEONARD BENSON taught art history at Wellesley College and classics at the University of Mississippi. He is Emeritus Professor of Archeology and Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of several books.
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spiritual and esoteric B nature of color in terms


ENSON DESCRIBES

the

THE LADY &

UNICORN

GOTTFRIED BUTTNER Foreword by Baruch Urieli

interpretation can provide valuable insights into human nature. In response to a continuing interest in unicorn culture, Gottfried Buttner discusses the rich symbolism and signicance of unicorns as expressed in the beautiful, enigmatic tapestries of the Cluny Museum in Paris, telling us how the unicorn is related to the human souls development. Includes sixteen color plates.
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is rooted in culture E and history, and its


VERY WORK

of art

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Arts & Literature

WHAT IS ART?
Conversations with Joseph Beuys JOSEPH BEUYS & VOLKER HARLAN

OPENING OUR MORAL EYE


Essays, Talks, and Poems Embracing Creativity & Community M. C. RICHARDS

THE DREAM SONG OLAF STESON

OF

ELEANOR MERRY, ILLUSTRATOR

BEUYSS work continues to inuence and inspire artists and thinkers around the worldin areas from organizational learning, direct democracy, and new forms of money, to new methods of art education and the practice of ecological art. Volker Harlan whose own work explores substance and sacrament spoke with Beuys about the deeper motivations behind social sculpture and about his views on art. These profound reections and thoughtful essays give a sense of the interconnected nature of all life forms and provide the basis for a path toward a future that is ecologically sustainable. Features more than forty illustrations. VOLKER HARLAN was born in 1938 in Dresden. He studied arts, biology, and theology and was a priest of the Christian Community until 2001. He is a cofounder of the private University of Witten-Herdecke and a lecturer on the philosophy of nature and aesthetics.

OSEPH

This spiritual and, in many ways, autobiographical work is an eye-opening, heart-awakening, mindexpanding, and imagination-bending achievement. Matthew Fox Some we value for their thinking, others for what they make. But M.C. Richards is that rare one among us who shows us a way by fact of her very presence. All else follows. Robert Creeley, poet M.C. Richards poetry is perfect and humane and inspired. In this book, M.C. combines elegance of thought, kindness, and concerned wisdom. The artist, the thinker, the one who feels, are not separate beings; we can sense, remember, and imagine with the bodys soft vulnerability. These pages, and this life, glow with it. Michael McClure, poet

nary career spans half a M century, stretching from Black

. C. Richards extraordi-

rare and beautiful artifactbears witness to a long tradition of initiation. In lectures on the Christmas mystery, Steiner spoke of its esoteric signicance, especially in relation to inner work at Christmastime. The dream legend tells of Olaf stesons initiation by natural forces while asleep from Christmas Eve until the sixth of January. Olaf lives through the terrors experienced through all of the human incarnations, from the Earths beginning until the Mystery of Golgotha. The legend describes the deeper meaning of the activities of the Christ and the Archangel Michael in the development of humankind.
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R 130 years ago, this poem from Norwaya

EDISCOVERED ONLY

THE SECRET HERESY HIERONYMUS BOSCH


Lynda Harris
HE BIZARRE

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OF

Tpaintings of the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch

and fantastic

have puzzled and intrigued people for centuries. The author offers surprising new insights into Boschs detailed and cryptic visual fantasies. His paintings, done for Catholic patrons, contain symbols of his beliefs within the imagery, which Harris deciphers as Boschs heretical religious beliefs from the Cathar faith.
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Mountain College to Creation Theology, and passing through lifetimes of pottery, painting, poetry, and teaching. This collection of her work is a celebration of life and, in particular, the life of M. C. Richards, an exemplary twentieth-century Renaissance woman, passionate thinker, and philosophical artist. This new collection by the author of Centering, the timeless classic on art and life, explores themes such as authenticity, imagination, the sources of creativity, creating wholeness through lifelong learning, Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf education, and the sacred quality of Nature. With four color plates showing new paintings and a substantial collection of new poems. Mary Caroline Richards (19161999) lived several simultaneous lives, as potter, teacher, essayist, poet, and painter. She received a doctorate in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and honorary doctorate in humanities from Kings College, New York. She wrote several books, including the classic Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person and Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America.
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WHO WROTE BACON?


William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon & James I RICHARD RAMSBOTHAM

gaining ground that views A Bacon as the covert author


MOVEMENT HAS

been

of the great works attributed to Shakespeare. That movement also wishes to place Bacon on the primary pedestal of British civilization. The author shows substantial evidence that Shakespeare and Bacon were linked, while radically challenging the Baconian movement. He opens remarkable new perspectives on King James I and his connections with Shakespeare and Bacon as well as Jakob Bhme, Rudolf II, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and the original Globe Theatre. RICHARD RAMSBOTHAM has taught English literature and worked with the Rose Theatre Company. He teaches drama at Glasshouse College, UK, and is writing a biography.
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SING ME

THE

CREATION
inspire you to think and

COLOUR
RUDOLF STEINER 3 lectures, Dornach, May 68, 1921; 9 lectures 19141924 (GA 291)

PAUL MATTHEWS

Architecture & Sculpture

write more creatively. More than 300 exerA cises encourage your fantasy and provide the
WORKBOOK TO

tools to craft poetry and story. The exercises will prove invaluable for group work, individuals wishing to develop more creativity, and class teachers.
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the work of Goethe and his theory of color, Steiner shows how color affects us in life our health, sense of well being, and feelings. He distinguishes between image and luster colors and lays a foundation for a technique of working with color that leads to new artistic creativity.

ARCHITECTURE
An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Andrew Beard

UILDING ON

Color & Painting

ART
An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Anne Stockton

LIGHT, DARKNESS, AND COLOUR IN PAINTING THERAPY


Liane Collot dHerbois HE AUTHOR discovered that ones constitution, temperament, and illnesss are often revealed through painting, and she went on to developed therapeutic painting based on spiritual science. Art therapy brings about balance and health by working with the relationship between the opposing tendencies of light and darkness in art and the human constitution.

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Pocket Library of T Spiritual Wisdom Series


HIS VOLUME

in the

divine. This does not mean vague, mystical fantasy; as one of the few true initiates of the twentieth century, he was able to experience the realms from which humanity and all nature descend into temporal and spatial existence. The means by which the living nature of these realms can be expressed is not through rationally expressed conceptswhich point only to the material, quantitative perceptions from which they derive but through the arts, which express the qualitative experiences of life. Before any real progress in art can occur, however, one must have a true sense of spirit, and Steiner tries to help the reader achieve this in these lectures and writings. His topics include the being of the arts; Goethe as the founder of a new science of aesthetics; technology and art; new millenniums; the purpose of modern art and architecture; living walls; glass windows; wall colors; moving the circle; the seven planetary symbols in the rst Goetheanum; The Representative of Humanity sculpture; and color, faces, and physiognomy.
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was that it should reect S our human experience of the

TEINERS VISION

of art

provides an excellent overview of Steiners ideas for artistic renewal through architecture. Topics include: the origins and nature of architecture; the formative inuence of architectural forms; the history of architecture in the light of humankinds spiritual evolution; a new architecture as a means of uniting with spiritual forces; art and architecture as manifestations of spiritual realities; metamorphosis in architecture; aspects of a new architecture; the rst and second Goetheanums; the architecture of a community in Dornach; the temple is the human being; the restoration of the lost temple.
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A

NINETTA SOMBART
Life and Art VOLKER HARLAN

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ARCHITECTURE AS OF THE ARTS


RUDOLF STEINER

SYNTHESIS

8 lectures, Berlin, Dornach, 19111914 (CW 286) Introduction by Christian Thal-Jantsen

the only overview of Ninetta Sombarts life and work as a painter. Though her paintings are widely known, they are shown here for the rst time as a comprehensive collection. Her style is distinct, with most of her paintings based on Gospel images, showing Jesus as the Son of God rather than Jesus the man. She has developed a unique color technique that better expresses the esoteric aspect of the Christ. Includes more than 90 illustrations.

HIS IS

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mination of the arts. As such, architecture is a vital synthesis of sculpture and painting, as well as drama, music and dance. Steiners ideas did not remain abstract; he designed and constructed several buildings, including the Goetheanum in Switzerland. A valuable collection for students of architecture, the arts, and social science. Includes color plates and b/w illustrations.
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duces Steiners vision T of architecture as a culHIS COLLECTION

intro-

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Arts & Literature

CHARTRES
Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space GORDON STRACHAN
ING work explores the magnicent structure of Chartres Cathedral and examines the inuences on the medieval master builders. Beginning with Chartres, the author suggests that the roots of Gothic style lie in Islamic architecture. He considers how the experience of a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry works. Beautifully illustrated in a large format, this is an inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in religious architecture and spirituality. Gordon Strachan is a teacher in the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a Church of Scotland minister and the author of Jesus the Master Builder.

Eurythmy

Music & Singing

HIS GROUND -BREAK-

HOW THE NEW ART EURYTHMY BEGAN


MAGDALENE SIEGLOCH

OF

UNCOVERING

THE

VOICE

The Cleansing Power of Song VALBORG WERBECK-SVRDSTRM Afterword by Dr. Eugene Kolisko

Lory Maier-Smits, the First Eurythmist

of the rst eurythmist, T Lory Maier-Smits, with


HIS BOOK

traces the story

and careful reasoning, T the author provides a


HROUGH EXERCISES

LIVING ARCHITECTURE
KENNETH BAYES

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artistic care and loving detail. The author describes her early exposure to Anthroposophy; her training under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner from 1912; the rst performance of eurythmy during the Theosophical Society festival in 1913; Rudolf Steiners lectures on the new art of movement; the staging of eurythmy under the direction of Marie Steiner; and Maier-Smits later work as a trainer of eurythmists. Also given is an account of Maier-Smits path of personal development, her marriage and family life. MAGDELENE SIEGLOCH was born in Stuttgart in 1917 and trained in eurythmy under Else Klink at the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart.
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new, spiritually enlivened interpretation of the singing process. From the essential nature of song, she summons us to work for the purity and preservation of true singing. This edition includes a biographical account of the author by Jrgen Schriefer, as well as previously unpublished photographs. V alborg Werbeck-Svrdstrm was an opera singer who chose to work from a new perspective that encourages a deeper spiritual understanding of the human voice. In 1924, Steiner asked her to represent the School for Uncovering the Voice, the rst anthroposophic school of singing.
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STEINER has given us a biography of architecturearchitecture as a living being, from its birth at the beginning of history until today and with indications for the future. We see the story with its own rhythms and patterns as with a human life. In Steiners cosmology, architecture has reached (in terms of a human lifespan) the age and energy of the early thirtiesso this is really a biography as progress report. Here is a concise, richly illustrated introduction to the architectural ideas of Rudolf Steiner. He was an early exponent of what has come to be called organic design in architecture, and this little volume clearly shows Steiners inuence on architects and designers around the world.
UDOLF

FOUNDATIONS EURYTHMY
N

CURATIVE

EXPANDING TONAL AWARENESS


A Musical Exploration of the Evolution of Consciousness HEINER RULAND

MARGARETE KIRCHNER-BOCKHOLT

apeutic eurythmy. For those unable to attend I the original courses, Dr Kirchner-Bockholt published the basic principles and a collection of Steiners advice. This is a comprehensive handbook for eurythmists in therapeutic work as well as an introduction to this effective means of therapy. Previously published as Fundamentals Principles of Curative Eurythmy Dr. Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt was a medical doctor and eurythmist. She worked with Rudolf Steiner, who asked her to develop curative eurythmy and train curative eurythmists. She died in 1973.
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1921, Rudolf Steiner gave lectures on ther-

therapy are immense. Ruland shows how the fundamental elements of music embody distinctive modes of consciousness. He examines the musical systems of ancient humanity and goes on to draw a vivid picture of our contemporary musical situation. With the help of the monochord, the reader can explore new and unfamiliar musical realms.
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for composition, T musical education, and


HE IMPLICATIONS

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Science & Nature

Speech & Drama

Science & Nature


THE FOURTH DIMENSION
Sacred Geometry, Alchemy & Mathematics RUDOLF STEINER Translated by Catherine E. Creeger Introduction by David Booth 6 lectures, Mar. 24June 7, 1905, and 2 lectures, Nov. 7, 1905 & Oct. 22, 1908, Berlin (CW 324a)

ECO-GEOGRAPHY
What We See When We Look at Landscapes ANDREAS SUCHANTKE

THE SOULS AWAKENING


A Mystery Drama RUDOLF STEINER Translated by Hans & Ruth Pusch Written in 1914 (CW 14)

across the counW try, to work, or to your


HETHER YOU

travel

drama, an enlightened I entrepreneur appoints


N THE

fourth mystery

a scientist, a historian, and an artist to use their metaphysical perceptions to transform his business. A colleague objects, and conicts lead to crises. We follow the characters on a journey through different states of consciousness, until they nally return to their present difculties with a greater understanding of their interwoven destinies.
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THE SOULS AWAKENING


A Drama of the Soul & Spirit

Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Michael Burton &Adrian Locher Written in 1914 (CW 14)

sions, but a kind of reversal of space is involved in the ascent to a fourth dimension. Here, Steiner leads us to the brink of this new perspective. In doing so, he continues his lifelong project of demonstrating that our objective, everyday thinking is the lowest rung of a ladder that reaches up to literally innite heights. Topics include: the relationship between geometric studies and developing direct perception of spiritual realities how to construct a fourth-dimensional hypercube the six dimensions of the self-aware human being problems with the theory of relativity the Trinity and angelic hierarchies and their relationship to physical space more.
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and solid objects repreT sent the rst three dimen-

HE POINT,

line, plane

Productions mid-1990s international tour A of the drama.


LTERNATE TRANSLATION

for Portal

WORKING TOGETHER ON RUDOLF STEINERS MYSTERY DRAMAS


HANS PUSCH

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ECLIPSES 20052017
A Handbook of Solar and Lunar Eclipses & Other Rare Astronomical Events WOLFGANG HELD

mances in America and translated the four H plays into English. An excellent workbook for
ANS AND

Ruth Pusch directed perfor-

performing the plays and for insight into the plays spiritual content and signicance.
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solar and lunar eclipses for the next twelve years. Maps show the best points for viewing, and the author provides background and tips for viewers. Includes safety glasses for solar eclipses plus 150 maps & color images.
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Teclipse viewers gives detailed information on


HIS HANDBOOK

for

childrens soccer games, you pass landscape along your way. What do you see as you look around? Author Andreas Suchantke shows you new ways to see and experience the world around you wherever you go. What do we really see when we look at a landscape? Suchantke, a biologist, science teacher, and attentive traveler, offers details and telling observations of some of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth the savannahs of East Africa, the rainforests of South America and Africa, the unique islands of New Zealand, the Great Rift Valley of Africa, and the Middle East. He brings us to landscapes that have been severely damaged by human activity and others, such as the island of Sri Lanka, where nature and human culture have been brought into paradisial harmony. His beautiful descriptions and illustrations alone are worth the trip, but these essays are even more than great nature and ecology writing. Suchantkes real interest is a new way of seeing the physical landscape. This approach is based on precise observation, which is not then just analyzed objectively, but recreated in an active act of imagination. Nature is then experienced as a form of meaning, a language. And, as Suchantke abundantly shows us, the quality of our relationship to nature is determined by how well we understand this language. The practical use of the imagination is thus an ecological activity. Andreas Suchantke was born in Basel and trained in zoology and botany. He taught natural sciences for nineteen years in the Waldorf school in Zurich and has worked extensively in Waldorf teacher training programs around the world. Suchantke works in Israel in cooperation with the Society for the Protection of Nature. Includes eighty illustrations.
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H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Science & Nature

CHILDHOOD
And Human Evolution FRIEDRICH KIPP

DOES IT MATTER?
The Unsustainable World of the Materialists GRAHAM DUNSTAN MARTIN

and protection from the struggle for existenceis a necessary condition for human evolution. His comparative study of the juvenile stage in animals and humans also illuminates the process of human evolution and our relationship to the animal primates. In their earliest developmental stage, animals show characteristics reminiscent of human children. Such characteristics are quickly lost, however, as animals adapt to ecological conditions. These facts suggests that the main trunk of the evolutionary tree is closely associated with human evolution.
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K hood and youthan extended period of nurture


IPP SHOWS

that child-

the East to create an Earth-friendly re-visioning of science and spirituality. Sister Adrian Hofstetter is a Dominican nun, science teacher, and civil rights activist.
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THE

DEVELOPMENTAL DYNAMICS
In Humans and Other Primates Discovering Evolutionary Principles through Comparative Morphology JOS VERHULST

and the universe itself can be explained as a purposeless dance of unconscious particles governed by chance. Does It Matter? asks: does materialism, in fact, make sense? Martin delves into areas as diverse as quantum physics, cosmology, articial intelligence, brain science, biology, mysticism, and philosophy to assess the possibilities that the materialists are right. Are we living souls? Is our universe really the result of intelligent design? The authors conclusion is that computers will never become conscious; that the mind is not the same as the brain; that we geniunely and creatively possess free will; and that our experience of diverse levels of consciousness simply cannot be explained by a strictly materialistic approach to reality. This book is for every inquiring mind and for all those who are dissatised with the mainstream beliefs of conventional science.
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that the mind, conM sciousness, life, evolution,


ATERIALISTS CLAIM

GOETHE AND RHYTHM


JOHN BARNES

POWER

OF

A Biographical Essay

showing how his creative genius unfolded through repeated periods of crises and renewal. The fact that this rhythm corresponds exactly with cyclical movements of the Earth and Moon suggests a strong connection between the life of Goethe and the pulsing life of nature. John Barnes, after teaching at Waldorf schools for 25 years, is now a publisher and author, focusing on his lifelong interest in Goethean, phenomenological science.
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OF

erful 18.6 year rhythm B in Goethes biography,


ARNES TRACES

a pow-

the evolutionary V theory that dynamic prinERHULST ELABORATES

ciples in the development of individual organisms also function in all animal evolution. A chimpanzee fetus is strikingly similar to its human counterpart, but as it develops, the chimp diverges from its original, humanlike form, assuming specialized apelike features, whereas human beings retain a relatively juvenile form. The author concludes that humans did not descend from apes but that apes evolved away from the prototype related to humankind. He also shows that our human tendency to retain our fetal form is complemented by further development of such organs as the legs, heels, forebrain, and larynx, through which we attain our eminently human capacities of upright posture, thinking, and speech.
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EARTH-FRIENDLY

THE HERITAGE
FRED HAGENEDER

TREES

Re-Visioning Science and Spirituality through Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas & Rudolf Steiner SR. ADRIAN HOFSTETTER

History, Culture & Symbolism

E the fruits of a lifetime of study and


REPRESENTS

ARTH-FRIENDLY

A of the symbolism and cultural


STUDY

WIDE-RANGING

teaching in search of a holistic, organismic, living science, respectful of the sacredness of nature and the ubiquity of the spirit. As a biology philosopher, Sister Adrians rst teachers were Aquinas and Aristotle; later she came to know the work of Goethe and Rudolf Steiner. The book traces the development of Sister Adrians conviction that the spiritual science owing from the thought of St. Albert and St.Thomas, as developed seven hundred years later by Rudolf Steiner, could recapture the true greatness of the West as it reaches out to

meaning of the tree through history, from the Cosmic Tree of antiquity to modern European, American, and Asian customs and beliefs. In the companion volume, The Spirit of Trees, Hageneder captivated readers with a passionate and informed account of the natural life and ecology of trees. The Heritage of Trees evokes forest customs, images and meanings of the forest from the Stone Age to modern times.
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EMERSON

AND

SCIENCE

FLOWFORMS
The Rhythmic Power of Water JOHN WILKES

GOETHE

ON

SCIENCE

PETER OBUCHOWSKI

aspects in his literature as it relates to Goethes scientic worldview in the context of Darwins theories. Obuchowski shows how early nineteenth-century science helped shape the thinking of this truly American philosopher, poet, and mystic. PETER A. OBUCHOWSKI taught English literature at Central Michigan University, where he is currently professor emeritus. He has written numerous articles on literature of the Romantic period.
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Emersons ideas explores T the scientic inuences and


HIS STUDY

of

An Anthology of Goethes Scientic Writings JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE Jeremy Naydler, editor foreword by Henri Bortoft

Wilkes, water is A the universal bearer of


CCORDING TO

John

THE ORIGINS
RUDOLF STEINER

NATURAL SCIENCE

whatever character we put into it. Thus the way we treat water is fundamental to our health and that of our planet. Working with his remarkable invention, the owform, Wilkes uncovered many hidden secrets of water, while creating a beautiful art form. This lavishly illustrated book is based on a lifetime of research. The author discusses the rhythm and polarity of water; the discovery, designs, and uses of the owform; and his research into the nature of water. This is the best book available on Wilkes unique approach to water. JOHN WILKES, whose years of research at the Flow Sciences in Herrischried, Germany, led to his development of the Flowform Method, is currently the director of the Virbela Rhythm Research Institute in Forest Row, Sussex, UK.
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OF

that we should study I nature and our world as


T WAS

Goethes belief

our home. He adopted a qualitative approach to science one at odds with Newtonian, quantitative methods. Goethes subtle science includes our interrelationship with nature. Recently, his ideas have drawn the attention of scientists such as Adolf Portmann and Werner Heisenberg. Goethes science is as much a path of inner development as it is a way of accumulating knowledge. It involves a rigorous training for observation and thinking. In this anthology, Jeremy Naydler provides the rst systematic arrangement of extracts from Goethes major scientic works. They give us a clear picture of Goethes fundamentally unique approach to scientic study of the natural world.
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FOR

9 lectures, Dornach, Dec. 1922 Jan. 1923 (CW 326) Introduction by Owen Bareld

human notions and feelings in relation to S the development of natural science and shows
TEINER TRACES

the subtle changes in

the signicance of scientic research and thinking. As we look at the fruits of modern technology, we may have a feeling of grief. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important impetus to seek the spirit.
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THE ENIGMA
JUDIT BRODY

SUNSPOTS

A Story of Discovery & Scientic Revolution

NEW EYES
HIS BOOK

PLANTS

MARGARET COLQUHOUN & AXEL EWALD

Tdescribes a strange and powerful phenom-

he author

HOPE, EVOLUTION,
JOHN DAVY Introduction by Owen Bareld

AND

CHANGE

entist, journalist, and lecturer. It includes T articles on evolution, language, education,


HIS BOOK

reects the authors work as sci-

science, caring for the planet, life after life, and thinkers such as E. F. Schumacher and Elisabeth Kbler-Ross.
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ena that may hold a key to our understanding of the Sun. Judit Brody tells the fascinating history of the efforts to study sunspots, beginning with the lives and quarrels of those pioneers who rst charted their mysterious patterns of behavior. JUDIT BRODY holds a masters degree in History and Philosophy of Science and writes for scientic publications, including New Scientist magazine.
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ing nature. Detailed scientic facts are closely interwoven with artistic observation as the authors answer the question, How do we develop a way of perceiving and thinking which will do justice to life processes? A wide variety of common plants are beautifully drawn at every stage of their development from bud and seed to ower and fruitand are complemented by clear instructions, enabling the reader to create nely observed and accurate drawings.
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a different way of T seeing and understand-

is about

H e l p s u p p o r t o u r w o r k o rd e r d i re c t

Science & Nature

SCIENCE
An Introductory Reader RUDOLF STEINER Edited by Howard Smith

THE MYSTERY

OF

PHYSICAL LIFE

THINKING

BEYOND

DARWIN

E. L. GRANT WATSON Preface by Owen Bareld Foreword by Ralph Twentyman

The Idea of the Type as a Key to Vertebrate Evolution ERNST-MICHAEL KRANICH

of the Pocket Library of Spiritual Wisdom Series gives an overview of Steiners ideas related to science, presented from the perspective of a modern initiate and clairvoyant seer. Topics include: from pre-science to science; the origin of mathematics; the roots of physics and chemistry, and the urge to experiment; the boundaries of science; understanding organisms: Goethes method; the quest for archetypal phenomena; light, darkness, and color; the rediscovery of the elements; the nature of warmth; the scale of nature; the function of the ethers in the physical; subnature; the nature of atoms; and the natural and spiritual sciences.
HIS VOLUME

THE MARRIAGE OF SENSE & THOUGHT


Imaginative Participation in Science STEPHEN EDELGLASS, GEORG MAIER, HANS GEBERT & JOHN DAVY

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. L. Grant Watson, an English eld naturalist, zoologist, and a popular nature writer, spent his life trying to bring nature and consciousness into a unied, holistic vision that would establish meaning in the world without losing wonder. The questions raised by facts of nature inexplicable in terms of conventional theories, together with insights gained from a reading of Jungas well as by a study of early Christian gnostic literature and the Anthroposophy of Rudolf Steinerbrought him to an imaginative perception of living things based on the conviction of the presence in all things of a spiritual reality.

K a central problem of evolutionary science and,


RANICH FOCUSES

on

based on Goethes scientic investigations, demonstrates the coherence and inner dynamics of organisms. By applying Goethes method to evolutionary thinking, he shows that evolution is governed by the inner laws of living organisms, and that we must participate in these processes through formative thinking. Ernst-Michael Kranich is director of the Free University in Stuttgart, and a lecturer at the University of Marburg.
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NATURES OPEN SECRET


Introductions to Goethes Scientic Writings RUDOLF STEINER Written 18841897 (CW 1) Edited and introduced by John Barnes

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PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY
LAWRENCE EDWARDS

of space. With over 200 instructive diaT grams, Edwards presents a clear, artistic explaHE EXERCISES

in this book reveal the secrets

natural science, contemporary science has reduced the world to particles and forces well beyond the reach of human senses. In fact, there is no longer any place in science for human experience. Concepts of modern physics such as mass, force, and velocity are deeply rooted in the experience of specic senses, each a gateway into a different aspect of the world. This sheds new light on dilemmas such as the wave-particle duality of quantum mechanics. This highly readable book lays the foundations for a science that, while maintaining its rigorous methodology, can begin to incorporate the fullness of human experience into its domain. Previous edition: Matter and Mind.
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experience has provided A a rm basis for empirical


LTHOUGH SENSORY

twenty-one, Steiner was A chosen to edit Goethes


T THE

young age of

scientic writingsto understand and comment on his unique scientic achievement. Steiner recognized the compelling power of Goethes studies of nature, and he developed Goethes epistemology in remarkable and far-reaching ways. This was also the beginning of Steiners training in epistemology and spiritual science. This book describes a new way of perceiving the world. Includes an essay on participatory science by John Barnes.
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nation of non-Euclidian geometry, leading the reader into imaginative space. A valuable resource for teachers that demysties this fascinating approach to geometry. Laurence Edwards, the author of The Vortex of Life, has researched and taught this subject for more than forty years.
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THE SUN

The Ancient Mysteries and a New Physics GEORG BLATTMANN

ics, and the Gospels, Blattmann examines U the Sun and reaches startling conclusions
SING EXAMPLES

from art history, astrophys-

about its interior through projective geometry and, ultimately, shows the spiritual connection between the Sun and Christ.
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THE TOURMALINE
A Monograph FRIEDRICH BENESCH & BERNHARD WOHRMANN

Tqualities of the mysterious tourmaline are


HE EXTRAORDINARY

unique in the mineral realm. This volume has involved fourteen years of visits to scientic collections in London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna, supplemented by contacts and correspondence with experts around the world. A miracle of nature, the tourmaline is a precious stone, having perhaps the greatest range of guration and coloring of any gem. The importance of this book lies in the lavish illustrations and far-reaching cognitive treatment of the tourmaline. At the heart of this monograph are approximately 400 color photographs by some of the best photographers of these gems. The concluding text looks at these unique specimens from a Goethean perspective and provides a historical survey of our encounters with tourmalines throughout the ages, explaining how tourmalines, through their multifaceted, polychromatic guise, came to be invested with such a panoply of meanings, which remained unacknowledged for centuries. This is a book that your family will treasure for generations to come.
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oped through history. In addition, Falck-Ytter records responses to the aurora, from Aristotle to modern geophysicists, and from various cultures and traditions, thus charting the gradual understanding of this most awe-inspiring experience. Demonstrating the inuence of the Sun in the creation of the aurora, Falck-Ytter also compares the northern lights with other light phenomena such as lightning and rainbows. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white paintings, photos, and drawings, Aurora offers a comprehensive understanding of a mysterious dynamic that has fascinated and even alarmed northern communities through the ages.
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exercises. Also includes a unique collection of poetry of the stars from ancient India to modern times, future astronomical events, technical data, materials and publications, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms. NORMAN DAVIDSON was born in Edinburgh and was a journalist in the UK for ten years, before becoming a Waldorf school teacher of astronomy, geometry, history, and literature. He has been director of teacher training at the Waldorf Institute of Sunbridge College. He lectures on astronomy and cultural topics.
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THE

SCIENCE &

PARANORMAL

Altered States of Reality ARTHUR ELLISON Foreword by David Fontana

SENSITIVE CHAOS
THEODOR SCHWENK Preface by Jacques Cousteau

The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air

out-of-body, lucid E dreaming, and clairvoy-

LLISON, WHO

had

trated, classic text on T water phenomena shows


HIS BEAUTIFULLY

illus-

AURORA

how forces become form. Theodor Schwenk shows that the laws governing the subtle patterns of moving water are the same as those perceptible in bones, muscles, and myriads of other natural forms. He illustrates these unifying forces in phenomena such as the ight of birds, the movement of sh, the human sense organs, sound, mountains and deltas, sand patterns, and much more.
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ant experiences, writes convincingly about the limits of the scientic worldview and emphasizes the importance of paranormal phenomena and the evidence of parapsychology to revealing the true nature of human beings. Arthur Ellison was a distinguished professor of engineering and president of the Society for Psychical Research. He died in 2000.
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The Northern Lights in Mythology, History and Science HARALD FALCK-YTTER

TOWARD A PHENOMENOLOGY THE ETHERIC WORLD


JOCHEN BOCKEMHL, EDITOR

OF

light of the aurora borealis appears in the sparsely populated polar regions of the North, during the long winter nights. Little is known about this ethereal occurrence, which gives dazzling displays of ghostly light and movement. The author has spent years studying the aurora, and in this book he reveals the mythology that surrounds the aurora in various northern cultures. He also discusses the science behind the phenomenon, as it has develHE COLORFUL

SKY PHENOMENA
NORMAN DAVIDSON

A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of the Stars

A that acquaints the reader with the various


COLLECTION OF

essays

R the stars as seen from Earth, through the Sun,


EADERS ARE

led from

aspects of the etheric world and the formative movements and forces that are the very substance of life. Illustrated.
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Moon, and various planets to the Copernican revolution, to comets and meteors, and to the sky of the Southern Hemisphere. The text includes mythological and historical aspects of the subject and numerous

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Biodynamic Farming & Gardening

UNDERSTANDING WATER
Developments from the Work of Theodor Schwenk ANDREAS WILKENS, MICHAEL JACOBI & WOLFRAM SCHWENK

WATER CRYSTALS
Making the Quality of Water Visible ANDREAS SCHULZ

WHAT IS BIODYNAMICS?
Five Lectures RUDOLF STEINER

experienced the lifeP giving and healing forces


EOPLE HAVE

always

of water. It is integral to life and surrounds us in nature and in our own bodies. But not all water is the same. It can carry benecial or harmful energies. So how can we understand water enough to tell the difference? Theodor Schwenk, the author of Sensitive Chaos, developed the drop picture method to photographically display the characteristics of water for anyone to see and understand. The authors of this stunningly illustrated book offer a unique view into the world of water, helping us better understand one of the most essential elements of our earthly life.
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uses a groundbreaking photographic process to make the quality of various kinds of water instantly visible to anyone. Using crystal pictures, he shows that water from different locations and treated in different ways will display substantially different and visible characteristics. This beautifully produced book provides a unique insight into the world of water its life cycles, its nature, and its structures. Illustrated in color throughout.

HE AUTHOR

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Introduction by Hugh Courtney TEINERS LECTURES and Courtneys extensive introduction offer an entry to understanding the practice of biodynamic methods and their spiritual and esoteric background. Based on a deep understanding of the life forces at work in nature, biodynamic farmers and gardeners use special preparations to increase the energetic quality of the soil, stimulating plant growth and health, going beyond conventional organic practices.

THE WHOLENESS
Henri Bortoft

112 PAGES

OF

NATURE

Biodynamic Farming & Gardening


New!

AGRICULTURE
RUDOLF STEINER

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An Introductory Reader Richard Thornton Smith, editor

Goethes Way toward a Science of Conscious Participation in Nature

student of J. G. Bennett and David Bohm, introduces the scientic theories of Goethe and shows how his way of science is a genuine alternative to the dominant scientic paradigm. This is a unique and gentle empiricism. Goethes participatory phenomenology, far from being a historical curiosity, proposes a workable solution to the dilemmas of contemporary, postmodern science. HENRI BORTOFT taught physics and philosophy of science. He lectures and gives seminars on Goethean science.
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ORTOFT, A

PRINCIPLES OF BIODYNAMIC SPRAY AND COMPOST PREPARATIONS


MANFRED KLETT

an ideal overview of bioT dynamic agricultural methHIS COLLECTION

provides

Mrenowned biodynamic expert, provides a fascinatANFRED

K LETT, a

ods for agricultural renewal. The editor has gathered essential extracts from Rudolf Steiners lectures, making this a great introduction for anyone wishing a way to understand this quickly growing movement in farming and gardening.
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ing overview of the history of agriculture. He then discusses the practicalities of spray and compost preparations and the philosophy behind them. This book is essential for all biodynamic gardeners and farmers who wish to better understand the background of fundamental biodynamic techniques. Dr Manfred Klett is a founder of a biodynamic farming community in Germany. He is the former head of the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum. He has more than twenty years experience in biodynamic agriculture.
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70 YEARS A-GROWING
JEAN WESTLAKE

Westlake familyfrom developing a wellT known vacation retreat to their acclaimed proHIS ENTICING

autobiography tells of the

duce. The humor and intriguing stories of this fascinating life contain a gold mine of gardening information and is an eminently enjoyable story of a fascinating family. Illustrated.
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Star Wisdom

dynamic planting and caring for your garden. Maria Thun is an authority on biodynamics with a lifetime of experience. She also author of Results from the Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar.
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Htion of the indispensible calendar and guide to bioERE IS

THE BIODYNAMIC SOWING & PLANTING CALENDAR 2007


the 2007 edi-

DEVELOPING BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE


Reections on Early Research ADALBERT COUNT KEYSERLINGK

Star Wisdom
CHRISTIAN HERMETIC ASTROLOGY
The Star of the Magi and the Life of Christ ROBERT POWELL

present when biodynamic methods were introduced by Rudolf Steiner. His book reects his life-long absorption in biodynamic methods. It presentspersonal experiences of Steiner at work, reections on research and experimentation (including photographic documentation), and descriptions of biodynamic preparations.

EYSERLINGK WAS

wise men and what W was the Star of the


HO WERE

the three

BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE
WILLY SCHILTHUIS

crops put down deeper roots, show strong resistance to disease and have better keeping qualities than conventionally produced crops. Willy Schilthuis was president of the Dutch Biodynamic Association for twenty-ve years. She has written several books on biodynamics.
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Tillustrated book presents evidence that biodynamic


HIS CONCISE

and fully

GARDENING
MARIA THUN

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FOR

LIFE

The Biodynamic Way

Magi that led them to Bethlehem? Based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and Anne Catherine Emmerich, and his own research, Powell focuses on the path of Christ, culminating in the Mystery of Golgotha. ROBERT POWELL, born in Reading, England, received a masters degree in mathematics and trained as a eurythmist and movement therapist. He lives in Kinsau, Germany, and is is author of numerous books and articles and a cofounder of the Sophia Foundation of North America. See also Chronicle of the Living Christ.
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best times to plant various vegetables; how to deal with pests and diseases; ways to build the soil; and the effects of planets and stars on plant growth.

HOWS THE

RESULTS FROM THE BIODYNAMIC SOWING AND PLANTING CALENDAR


MARIA THUN

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COSMIC CHRISTIANITY
WILLI SUCHER

& the Changing Countenance of Cosmology

THE AGRICULTURE COURSE


The Birth of the Biodynamic Method RUDOLF STEINER Preface by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer 8 lectures, Koberwitz, Jun 716, 1924 (CW 327)

biodynamic methods for farming a W form of agriculture that has come to be


ITH THESE

talks, Steiner launched the

regarded as the best organically produced food. The agriculture Steiner speaks of is much more than organic; it works with the cosmos, the Earth, and spirit beings. He prescribes preparations for the soil and methods derived from his deep understanding of the physical and spiritual worlds.
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discusses cosmic rhythms and shows the most suitable days to help prevent disease and pests. Methods of fertilizing and spraying have been developed that further enhance produce and allow a sustainable and ecologically balanced agriculture. Includes sections on the stars, the soil, composting and manuring, weeds, and pests, as well as growing cereals, vegetables, herbs, fruit and vineyards.

HIS BOOK

cosmic evolution, the planetary spheres, the Archangel Michael in relation to the stars. WILLI SUCHER devoted his life to Anthroposophy, working closely with Dr. Elizabeth Vreede, a leader in the spiritual research of astronomy and mathematics in the Anthroposophical Society. He devoted almost sixty years to developing star wisdom, or astrosophy, which he considered most appropriate for modern humanity.
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the cosmos and Christs activities during his S three years of earthly ministry. He describes
UCHER DISCUSSES

the relationship between

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1. THE COLLECTED WORKS
OF

RUDOLF STEINER

Collected Works Publishing Process and Costs


Loyal readers and supporters,
Talking to friends, we are often surprised to nd out that many people believe Steiner-Books to be a protable business sometimes even believing that, rather than requiring support, we should in fact be helping to support less commercial anthroposophical ventures. In part, this misperception means we are doing a good job. As SteinerBooks (Anthroposophic Press), it is our mission to bring Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy into the cultural mainstream. We try to make our books and catalogs as pleasing to the eye, heart, and mind as we can. In everything we do, we try to be as professional, attractive, and dynamic as possible. We actively promote the works of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy so as to make the name of Rudolf Steiner universally known and recognized. To this end, we attend the major bookselling shows, as well as academic meetings like the American Academy of Religion and the American Education Research Association, not to mention environmental and other meetings like the Bioneers Conference. To the best of our ability, we try to function like a professional trade publisher, working in every way like a business. All this can give the impression that we are a commercial publishing business. In fact, however, we are not a commercial publisher in any sense of the term. Publishing Rudolf Steiner is not a protable business. If it were, major houses would be competing to publish him. In fact, every book we publish must be funded in order to break even. Our struggle is not to make an annual prot, but rather to balance our budget while continuing to grow, which we must do to fulll our mission. We are an independent 501(c) 3 not-for-prot corporation, incorporated in New York State. The Anthroposophical Society does not fund us, nor does the Rudolf Steiner Foundation or any other foundation. We do not have an endowment that would help cover any shortfalls. In fact, to do business, we depend entirely on the support of individuals like you in terms of both the books you buy and the gifts you make. We are deeply grateful for all the support we receive through books you buy and gifts you make. We cannot emphasize this enough. We could not do our work without you. Indeed, from our perspective, the work we do is work that we do together. Without you the primary community of those who recognize the vital, future-oriented value of Rudolf Steiners contribution to human evolution we would be unable to carry Rudolf Steiners message to the wider public and nurture the fragile seed of Anthroposophy as the ferment necessary to spiritualize world culture. Under the sign of our collaboration, then, and in the interests of transparency as well as perhaps to dispel some misconceptions we would therefore like to explain some of the nances of publishing.

As you know, we have begun the undertaking long overdue of publishing the Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner in English. The project began with an announcement in our brochure called Mission, Vision, Plans (which we presented at our First SteinerBooks Seminar in March 2003). It included a section devoted to the ideal of publishing a uniform edition of all of Rudolf Steiners works in English. A generous gift from an anonymous donor at the end of 2004 enabled us to begin the project. Since then, we have made two more appeals and are grateful for the generous support received from our readers and from the Mid-States Shared Gifting Group. As a result of the three appeals, we have received to date a total of $268,933. Of this, we have so far spent $179,218. With all the new books commissioned and the new editions going into the series, we have committed to actual expenses of approx $350,000 in total. Therefore, since we have only received $268,933 so far, we are still short $80,000 for books on the following list. This does not include all the others still to be nished.

H OW

WE HAVE SPENT THE MONEY :

1) We have eleven new translations commissioned and in various stages of production. These include: CW 152 CW 211 CW 217 a CW 182 CW 265 CW 266/1 CW 266/2 CW 284 CW 218 CW 179 CW 342 Approaching the Mystery of Golgotha The Sun Mystery, Esoteric and Exoteric Christianity Youth and the Etheric Heart Death as Change Freemasonry and Ritual Work Esoteric Lessons Volume 1(1904-1909) Esoteric Lessons Volume 2 (1909 1914) The Rosicrucian Unity of Art, Science, and Religion Spiritual Relations in the Human Organism The Inuence of the Dead on Destiny Anthroposophical Foundations for a Renewed ChriostianReligious Activity (Priests Course, vol 1)

2) We are also putting new editions of existing translations into the Collected Works. All of these have new introductions, notes, and indexes. In addition, many of the translations have been checked for accuracy against the original German texts and revised accordingly: CW 8 CW 16/17 CW 28 CW 110 CW121 CW 132 CW 134 CW 136 CW 142/146 CW 145 CW 217 CW 264 CW 312 CW 319 CW 340 Christianity as Mystical Fact Way of Self Knowledge & Threshold of the Spiritual World; Autobiography Spiritual Hierarchies and the Physical World The Mission of Folk Souls The Truth of Evolution World of the Senses, World of the Spirit Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies Bhagavad Gita and the West The Effects of Esoteric Development Becoming Michaels Companions From the Contents of the First Esoteric School Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine The Healing Process World Economy

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IS HOW THE PROCESS WORKS FOR A TITLE

IN THE

C OLLECTED W ORKS

SERIES :

2. GENERAL PUBLISHING PROCESS

AND

COSTS

As you know, we publish not only books by Rudolf Steiner, but also Christopher Bamford, our Editor in Chief, consults with many people and books by contemporary living authors writing out of an anthroposrecommends a volume. Our publishing team then recommends that the work be ophic understanding. We also publish childrens books with some concommissioned for translation. nections to Waldorf education, and books on general spirituality writ2. Having chosen a translator, we sign a contract with that person. Our usual ten out of a Michaelic spirit. translation rate is $75 per thousand words, somewhat on the lower end of We feel that it is important that we be seen as a modern publisher, normal translation rates. There is no such thing as an average Steiner text, but addressing the needs of the time. It is also our conviction that Rudolf if we were to translate a book of 256 pages, or around 100,000 words, the Steiner is best introduced to the general public by a contemporary voice translation would cost approximately $7,500. writing for a North American audience. The authors with whom we work include Edward Smith, Charles Tid3. Four to eight months after the contract is signed, the translation arrives in our ball, Dennis Klocek, Michael Lipson, Henry Barnes, Marco Pogacnik, ofce. Our Managing Editor (Mary Giddens) looks at the translation with Joan deRis Allen, Linda Sussman, Julian Barnard, Torin Finser, Shelley Christopher, and someone is assigned Davidow, Diana Cohn, Christopher Schaefer, Robert MacDermott, a) to check it against the German and b) to copyedit the manuscript. The cost Sharifa Oppenheimer, David Dalton, Robert of checking and editing is approximately Sardello, Nancy Mellon, Christine Murphy, $1500 to $2500 (depending on the quality ithout the primary community Claire Blatchford, and Robert Zieve. of the original English translation). In general, the publication of these of those who recognize 4. Someone is assigned to write notes at a cost contemporary books follows the procedure the vital value of Rudolf Steiners of about $500. just described, except that we do not need 4. The corrected text is then returned to the to translate the manuscripts. As a result, contribution to human evolution, translator, who answers any questions that each new book costs, on average, between we could not carry Rudolf Steiners $11,000 and $13,000. At the same time, have arisen, responds to suggestions, and we must, of course, remain in business, message into the wider public and considers and approves (or disapproves) the maintain our tiny staff, and pay our overedits. thus nurture the fragile seed of head costs. Therefore, a more realistic cost 5. In the meantime, Christopher will have Anthroposophy as the necessary for publishing each book would include an researched and written an introduction to additional 30% over that estimate. ferment that will spiritualize culture. the work, which is then added to the edited This brings our average unit cost to manuscript. about $6 per copy. This gure is on high 6. Mary then sends whole book to a designer, side because we do not print large numbers who lays out book in pages. At the same time, a cover will be designed. The cost of our titles. The reason for this is that we cannot sell large numbers of of both is about $2000. each publication. The average print run is 1500 to 2000 copies. Unit 7. Once the text is formatted into pages, the book is sent to be indexed at a cost of costs begin to fall at around 7500-unit print runs. The retail cost of a book is usually computed by industry standards at six times the unit approximately $750. cost, since most books are sold by the publisher to resellers at an aver8. Upon return of the manuscript with an index, the book is then sent to a age 50% discount. In other words, a hardback published by us should proofreader; the cost is about $500. retail for about $42 and a paperback for $36. 9. Mary then takes a nal look at the manuscript and makes nal changes: Clearly, the retail price cannot be that high; we have to price accordabout $500. ing to the average in the marketplace. At best, in order to break even, at 10. The book then goes to the printer. The printing cost for a 256-page paperback least half of the cost of every book we publish needs to be supported book with a 2000-copy print run is about $6000. by gifts. In general, this is how university press and professional association publishing work their books are heavily subsidized. Because Consequently, at the end of publishing process, the usual cost for a SteinerBooks is still struggling to get out of an annual decit and book of 256 pages in the Collected Works is about $20,000. chronic cash-ow shortage, every book needs to nd a community of Normal publication time for book, from translation to nal product, funders to subsidize its publication. is about 15 months.

Just so you are clear, all monies donated to the Collected Works project are spent on the Collected Works project. Because our staff spends most of its time working on this great project, and because we must pay salaries, rent, and so on, 30% of all the money donated as an allocation is used for overhead (this is normal university press standards). Naturally, too, every dollar produced from selling books goes back into the business.

3. DISTRIBUTING, PROMOTING, AND SELLING OUR BOOKS


Publishing is only half of our job; the other half is selling what we publish. We do this through four main channels: i. through our catalogs ii. through our website iii. through the major trade wholesalers and retailers (Amazon, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, and, when we can, the chains Barnes and Noble, Borders, and
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the reader, and not merely be a collection of information. Reading it should be more than reading; it should be an experience accompanied by inner shocks, tensions, and resolutions. Rudolf Steiner ( Autobiography )

properly written anthroposophic book should awaken the spiritual life of

independent bookstores) iv. through anthroposophic outlets such as Rudolf Steiner College and Sunbridge College bookstores, Waldorf schools, as well as resellers like Bob and Nancys and the Steiner Store. v. internationally through distributors like Rudolf Steiner Press in London and other distributors in Australia, Asia, and Africa. More than 85% of our books are sold at very high discounts to wholesalers and retailers where we have to accept the standard industry norms, while, in the case of anthroposophical outlets like the schools, we also offer a high discount as a way of supporting the anthroposophical movements. Our average discount comes out to approximately 50%. In other words, on a $20.00 book that we have published, we receive $10.00. Out of this $10.00 we have to cover all our marketing expenses (catalogs, maintaining distribution databases, and our own website maintenance, and so on); editorial expenses; warehousing costs; shipping and billing fees; as well as cover our general overhead; and salaries for four full-time people and one part-time person. We also distribute titles from other like-minded publishers (including Rudolf Steiner Press, Temple Lodge, Clairview, Floris Books, Hawthorn Press, Lantern, and Chiron). For these titles, the margins are even smaller we receive between 10% and 30% of net. When you consider the relatively low volume of our sales a 2000-copy printing of a new Steiner title can take three or four years to sell you can see that the net cash ow coming from sales is, to say the least, low.

4. ONGOING GOALS

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NEEDS

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the critical conditions of our time require a fundamental metanoia, R or transformation of consciousness. For this reason, at the heart of his
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cultural, spiritual, and esoteric endeavor we always nd the question of method the development of a new way of knowing and being. Coming of age during the last third of the nineteenth century, Steiner was faced with the overwhelming evidence that materialism was not only a house built dangerously on sand, but also potentially destructive of the entire divine cosmic human experiment we call Earth. From the beginning, his main concern was to respond to the historical spiritual call for a new epistemological path that, afrming the spiritual foundations of phenomenal reality, united the spiritual in humanity with the spiritual in the cosmos. His overriding concern with method, however, was not always understood. Immensely gifted and prolic as a spiritual researcher, and producing a staggering, near-encyclopedic richness in his work, Steiner found himself inevitably engaged in a perpetual struggle against peoples natural and enthusiastic tendency to emphasize information over method. Yet for him method was always primary. Method gives content its value and meaning. Content is nothing unless it is realized by those who heard and read his works. Moreover, viewed from a certain perspective one might say that, in the end, he was not concerned with content in any sense, because the substance of his lectures and books are in fact not content at all, but rather reports of spiritual research in the form of injunctions or themes for meditation: Meditate this and you will discover experience for yourself how this is the case. All of which is to say that Rudolf Steiner was, above all, a spiritual teacher, a teacher of a new, cognitive path of meditation into the spiritual world for the sake of the union that is,, transguration of the spiritual suprasensory and sensory worlds. From his earliest years, Steiner experienced that the omnipresent, creative presence of the invisible spiritual world was just as real and certain as the reality of the so-called physical world revealed through the senses, which it permeated. Consequently, almost as soon as he became conscious, he dedicated himself to the task of providing a path whereby others could experience the certainty of spiritual reality and all that followed from it for themselves. At nine, he found his rst conrmation in geometry that one could know something solely through the souls own power of thinking. That experience taught him that his task would be to create as bridge between the visible world accessed by the soul through the senses and the invisible one in which the soul could live unaided by the senses. Confronted by these two worlds, experience further taught him that they functioned as one and must, in fact, be one, since the world is clearly a unity a universe. To unite the two sides of this coin became a pressing task. His rst guide was the philosopher Kant, in whom he sought to understand the relationship between thinking and phenomena. In a sense, Kant discovered thinking for the modern world, but he severely limited its scope and range; thinking could understand itself, its own forms, but it could not understand the world as it was in itself. In other words, he merely made Descartes dualism of mind

and body thinking substance and extended substance more sophisticated. Steiner knew from experience, however, that thinking could be developed into a power that truly includes the things and processes of the world that human cognition, or consciousness, is in principle limitless in its capacity to know. As he put it in Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: In thinking, we have hold of a corner of world process. But he adds, We have to be present if anything is to occur. How, then, to be present in thinking? Kant, in turn, led to Fichte, Hegel, and Schelling, who shifted the context of exploration from the a priori forms of human cognition to the creative primacy of the transcendental I. Steiner sought and realized the truth of Schellings statement: Within everyone dwells a secret, marvelous capacity to draw back from the stream of time out of the self clothed in all that comes from the outside into our innermost being, and, there, in the immutable form of the Eternal, to look into ourselves. At the same time, during this whole period, constantly, with increasing deliberation, Steiner sought to give conceptual form to his direct perception of the spiritual world. Entering technical college, while continuing to seek truth through philosophy, his eld of research broadened considerably. On the one hand, he was introduced to the paradigmshifting work of the great poet, dramatist, novelist, and hermetic scientist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who metamorphosed traditional alchemical thinking into a vehicle for the transformation of natural science; on the other, he became acquainted with a true practitioner of that ancient way of thinking, a deeply pious herb gatherer, Felix Koguzki, who could look into the secrets of nature. Under Koguzkis guidance, Steiner was able through his own powers of perception to begin to access, in a modern cognitive, conscious way, the spiritual realities active in nature. Continuing his philosophical and consciousness experiments, Steiner began to understand that the more he penetrated the experience of thinking, the more spiritual realities came to meet him. Although only twenty-two, he felt he was approaching a state of consciousness that would allow him to justify his perception of the spiritual world even to the forum of scientic thinking. His master here was Goethe, who understood the unity of thinking and perceiving, which makes it possible to see the idea in the phenomenon (which was already theory or idea) and conversely to experience thinking as an organ of perception, a form of seeing and seeing itself as a form of thinking. One can follow Steiner step by step as he lays the groundwork for his own path in his rst two books the introductions to Goethes scientic writings, Natures Open Secret (CW1), and The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethes World View (CW2). The intensive work with Goethe then bore fruit preliminarily in his dissertation, Truth and Knowledge (CW3), and conclusively in 1894 in Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: A Philosophy Freedom (CW4). The latter, while posing as a work of philosophy, is in fact Rudolf Steiners rst book of spiritual practice or exercise. It is the foundation of his method or way a work whose contents must not only be read but must also be done. After all, it is one thing to say that to live in sensefree thinking is to live in the spiritual world that permeates the sensory, but it is quite another to experience it. Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path is Steiners account of his own journey across the subjectobject abyss to the inner awakening that is the experience of the I. It is an extraordinary and existential work, one with a unique capacity to change readers once and for all. Yet at the same time it is completely personal the biography of a soul struggling to freedom. As he wrote to his friend
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2. There is the sequence of books, wholly or partially concerned explicitly with Rosa Mayreder, Everything in my book is personal, even the shape of the thoughts. . . . I took my own path and followed it as well as I was inner development from Theosophy (CW9/1904), How to Know High able. But the personal is so intensely realized that it becomes universal. Worlds (CW10 /1905), Stages of Higher Knowledge (CW12/1908), and If one reads the book meditatively, intensely, and with passion taking An Outline of Esoteric Science (CW13/1910) to the present volume (CW15 in Steiners account as a blueprint to realize the same experiences in and 16/19121913). Steiners four mystery dramas (CW14/19101913) ones own way then, as he repeatedly insisted throughout his years should probably be added to this list. Technically they are plays, works of as a spiritual teacher, Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path is the prerequisite literary art, but they are also initiatory dramas and therefore reveal their for true spiritual knowing: spiritual science, or Anthroposophy. At the meaning only through meditation or enacting them meditatively. time of writing, however, Steiners explicit outer aim remained cultural 3. There is a vast amount of meditation instruction and meditations related to rather than esoteric; he wished to inuence the philosophical and episthe two classes of the Esoteric School (CW 264, 265, 266 (I, II, III), 267, temological foundations of the age and addressed the philosophers and 268), which become at the end of his life (1923/4) the First Class Lessons scientists of his time. Not surprisingly, his message was ignored; but of the High School of Spiritual Science. another eld was being prepared. With the decision six years later to work esoterically as a spiritual 4. There are the meditations and letters of instruction and guidance given to teacher within the Theosophical Society, the context of Rudolf Steinindividual students. These are important, for they make is clear that, as the ers task and the audience changed. The contexts, as well as the rules teacher, Rudolf Steiner was primarily a meditation teacher. determining what he could speak of, were both Though it might not seem so at rst glance, altered. While still depending on the achievethere was both a shift and perfect continuments of Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path, the teiner is, in fact, always ity in Steiners inner path when he entered language was no longer primarily philosophteaching meditation. The the explicitly esoteric stream represented by ical, but now essentially meditative, or spiriTheosophy. Before the turn of the century, tual. Given the Theosophical content, the task form of his books and lectures, the focus of Steiners inner work was philobecame to realize them in experience to even when not explicitly sophical epistemological and individual. release their meanings from brain-bound conIt was framed above all by his passionate teaching meditation, is always sciousness. Method, or path, therefore became desire for truth and freedom and his undermore basic than ever, as did the human epistemeditative. standing that contemporary consciousness mological situation that dened his audience. demanded that this path unfold transparently Steiner turned the spiritual cognitive faculthrough experience puried of preconceptions ties he had developed during the previous thirty arising from the conditioned organism. He made this path his own and years toward researching explicitly spiritual realities. Thus, the question received signicant results from it, including a profound experience of of method became even more pressing on two counts. First, he felt the the Christ. Entering Theosophy, he was faced with entire and, in a sense, responsibility of ensuring that the content pouring superabundantly nished traditions of inner work, which he had to penetrate, open, out of his own research would be understood in a new way: as living transform, and formalize in the light of what he knew in order to create realities. Understood in the old, conventional way, content remained a new esoteric school consonant with the epistemological foundajust content, and only the contents of their respective systems would tions he knew from experience to be necessary. distinguish an Anthroposophist from a Marxist or any other -ist. Thus, his framework his language moved from philosophy to Second, Steiner was dedicated to the evolution and transformation of meditation. The process remained the same: the gradual liberation of consciousness and knew that anyone could attain the suprasensory facconsciousness from its conditioning to become a true, free organ for ulties he had achieved. The Kali Yuga was over; a new age of spiritual the cognition of spiritual realities. In other words, he became a meditaconsciousness was dawning; humanity was passing over the threshold tion teacher. Exercises and practices, all of which he practiced, owed into the invisible world. It was Rudolf Steiners task to help the age from him. His students had to accustom themselves to daily meditanow unfolding to achieve spiritual knowledge for itself. Contemplative cognitive transformation meditation became principal focus of his tion. For a regular, xed period, they tried to permeate their whole organism with a deep reverence, inner peace, and silence. This was the work on all fronts. rst stage: reverent, peaceful waiting gradually taking the place of the Steiner is, in fact, always teaching meditation. The form of his books usual inner babble and outer sensations. Then some spiritual idea in and lectures, even when not explicitly teaching meditation, is always the form of a sentence or image was placed in the center of consciousmeditative, that is, bearing the fruits of meditation and potentially ness usually paradoxical in the sense that its logic or form could not productive of meditation on the readers part. The living ow of be thought by the brain or experienced by the organically conditioned consciousness the way in which ideas, feelings, and intentions interacfeelings. The purpose was not to understand the idea (image or feeltively unfold, forming a sequence of images often misread as content ing), but to let it come to life within in a special way. As Steiner wrote or information as their trace or fringe as well as the mantric qualto a student in 1904: ity of individual sentences and even paragraphs, bears witness to this. But besides teaching meditation, as it were, by example in this way, a We must learn to submit to it totally, allowing all its power to signicant portion more than is usually recognized; indeed, probably radiate within us. We must learn to love it. If we think we have a third of his work is primarily meditative in intention. understood it, this simply means the time has come to let it shine Broadly speaking, this meditative work falls into several different within us again. Our intellectual understanding is not the point. forms, all of which are continuous with his teaching career. The point is to love its inner truth. The more we love such inner truths, and feel this love streaming through us, the more the power 1. 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In a way, that, too, is how Rudolf Steiner expected us to read his works. to achieve his level of clairvoyance must, in the absence of a guru, be Besides such explicit meditation practice, Steiner considered other accompanied by the careful, conscious mental development of thinking: exercises equally important, all of which worked in different ways to the development of a stage of consciousness that consists of inwardly free the soul from the dominance of the physical and psychic organism contemplative insight. As preparation for this, Steiner naturally recomand nurture its cognitive, perceptive organs and faculties. Chief among mends the study of the German idealists Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. these exercises are the six so-called supplementary (or complementary) Steiners point, as we have seen, is that spiritual research in the West exercises, each of which in different ways both overcomes the automamust begin with thinking, ordinary thinking. The only healthy way to clairvoyant cognition is through the enlivening of ordinary thinking tisms to which we are all conditioned and, in doing so, reveals a new through practices of meditative attention and concentration. There is ability of the heart in the face of life. The six are 1) control of thinkno leap to higher psychic or spiritual levels without it: ing; 2) control of action (will); 3) equanimity, or control of feeling; 4) impartiality (open-mindedness, trust, forbearance); 5) trust (continual Thought is the same on all planes. Whenever thought is developenness toward life); and 6) inner harmony. To these should be added oped whether on the physical or on a higher plane it will the so-called backward review, or retrospect, which strengthens the be a guide in everything if it is free from the senses and grasped souls capacity to live in memory and gradually creates an organ capain I consciousness. If it is rst developed on the physical levble of body-free cognition of the astral world. el according to present Western brain Many of these teachings were given orally, formation it will then continue to be while the foundations were laid down in piritual research in the West a reliable guide throughout all stages of the books. Early Anthroposophists who sensory and suprasensory knowledge. If followed Rudolf Steiner lived in a world must begin with thinking, this is missing, Westerners wander about permeated at every level by the ideal of ordinary thinking. The only healthy without a rudder, whether they are movspiritual practice or meditative thinking ing on the physical or a higher plane. At leading to seless action. As from the very way to clairvoyant cognition the present time, when all human higher beginning, the essence, or fundamental is through the enlivening of framework, remained thinking. For Rudolf powers are so closely linked with the ordinary thinking through practices Steiner, living, brain-free thinking necespowers belonging to the lower levels of sarily constituted the only healthy basis for the sexual realm, a slip such as Mr. Leadof meditative attention and spiritual practice in our time. beaters can occur at any time. . . . With concentration. Besides such thinking and the practices good foresight into the peculiarities of of concentration, attention, and absorpour fth cultural epoch, the masters of tion upon which it depends, other faculthe Rosicrucian school have elaborated the ties and practices were of paramount importance. It is worth listing path that is the only one appropriate for a Western person in the them, for each is a meditation in itself. In no particular order, these current cycle of development. practices enhanced and transformed basic cognitive thinking: a mood Clearly, it was thus only a matter of time and the right circumstances of reverence, or devotion; a puried openness of heart and soul, made until Rudolf Steiner would practice what he was saying and establish habitual; the practice of inner silence, or emptiness; learning to think with pictures or images (feelings), building them up, holding them, and Western Theosophy on a true Christian, Rosicrucian footing. The opportunity came the following year. The president of the allowing them to ll ones consciousness; developing the inner qualities of patience, steadfastness, trust, and solidarity with all beings; strength- Theosophical Society, H. S. Olcott, died, and a successor had to be elected. Annie Besant was the natural candidate. The election, ening the memory. however, became a messy business when, to Steiners great distaste and embarrassment, the mahatmas (Masters) were invoked to stump for Besant. Rudolf Steiner objected to the introduction of spiritual The years 1912 and 1913, when Rudolf Steiner wrote the two beings into the election process and to the fact that the head of the remarkable short meditative works on spiritual development collected Esoteric Section would also become the president two roles he in this volume, were critical both for the world and for the development considered incompatible. Steiner and the German Section nevertheless of Anthroposophy. World War I had already cast its shadow across the supported Besants successful candidacy. Shortly thereafter, at the wellspiritual horizon. Seemingly unconnected, the Theosophical Movement documented Munich Congress, Steiners Anthroposophical-Rosicrucian was likewise beset with turmoil and fatally destructive emotion. Theosophy showed its true colors for the rst time. Because of these One way or another, the immediate source of the turmoil (and two realities one political, the other spiritual Besant gracefully the present books) lie in the phenomenon of Charles Leadbeater acknowledged both her own incompetence with regard to esoteric (18541934), the prominent Theosophical author, clergyman, and Christianity and Steiners primacy in this area and gave him permission accomplished clairvoyant. In 1906, Leadbeater was forced to resign to form a school along his own lines. from the Theosophical Society because of sexual misconduct with Leadbeaters karma, however, was by no means exhausted. He began young boys. For Steiner, Leadbeaters lapse was a consequence of his to foment the idea of a coming teacher or bodhisattva being a methods of spiritual research, which, though perhaps leading to true insights, were dangerous and apt to mislead. Steiner wrote, The case second coming of Christ physically. In April 1909, he discovered such a person in the fourteen-year-old Jiddu Krishnamurti. Over the next of Leadbeater came as no surprise to me. years, Krishnamurti around whom an international movement called In a letter to Annie Besant, Steiner went further, stating that such The Star in the East was formed gradually became the central occult methods necessarily lead in certain cases to this or other mistakes focus of Theosophical activity. For Rudolf Steiner, this was false and similar to those evinced in Mr. Leadbeaters case. Not unexpectedly, it was Steiners view that the psychic methods undertaken by Leadbeater contradicted the very meaning of the Christ.

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Throughout the year 1912, The Star in the East gained strength and membership, and opposition to Rudolf Steiner increased. Accusations, harsh words, fantastic assertions began to circulate, including claims that Steiner was a Jesuit! It became clear to Steiner that he would have to eventually separate himself from Theosophy. By the end of 1911, an association was formed for this eventuality. In August 1912, Steiner proposed a new organization to be called the Anthroposophical Society. December 8, the council of the German Section took the decision that members could no longer belong to the Order of the Star in the East and remain in good standing in the society. Committed members of the Star in the East were asked to leave the Theosophical Society. If they refused, they were to be expelled. At the same time, Annie Besants behavior was considered a betrayal of the fundamental Theosophical principle: No knowledge higher than the Truth. Accordingly, on December 11, a telegram was sent to request her resignation. The die was cast. On December 28, without further celebration or formality, the Anthroposophical Society was founded in Cologne. In 1913, therefore, Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy nally shucked the last vestiges of the Theosophical womb and stood on their own. On January 2 and 3, they held the General Meeting for the Founding of the Anthroposophical Society. Members and friends from many countries gathered to give a new form to the spiritual community for which Rudolf Steiner had worked during the previous eleven years. On January 14, Annie Besant mailed a letter revoking the foundation document of the German society, thereby formalizing the separation. On February 2 and 3, the matter was concluded with the rst, constitutive general meeting of the Anthroposophical Society. Rudolf Steiner had held on as long as humanly possible. It had been, as he said, a martyrdom. Now he had no choice. The intense personal vilication only claried the complete divergence between what he stood for and what emanated from the Theosophical headquarters in Adyar, India. As the meeting began, he declared openly the fundamental differences in spiritual orientation, in their concepts of the Christ, and in esoteric methodology. Mrs. Besants letter was read, and after some discussion the new council of the Anthroposophical Society established the denitive break. In conclusion, Rudolf Steiner stated: The German Section, as this has existed from its founding, has hereby ended its existence, and all the functions of the German Section have thus come to an end. Next morning, February 3, Rudolf opened the general meeting by saying, May I call your attention to the fact that we now stand at the beginning, not of new work, but of a signicant endeavor to consolidate and expand. . . . I hope that we shall nd the ways and means to represent more strongly and more devotedly what we fostered in the old form. If we take 1907, the year of the Munich Congress and Besants blessing on Steiners going his own way in path and method, as the turning point, the rst published intimations of what this might mean in practice may be found in An Outline of Esoteric Science whose chapter on inner development resumes and transforms in a more explicit Rosicrucian direction all we have discussed so far and in the four mystery dramas. It is in this context that two works published here must be considered.

A Way to Self-Knowledge, written in July and August 1912, while Rudolf Steiner was nishing his third mystery drama, The Guardian of the Threshold (with which perhaps it should be read), outlines the path by which, through meditative thinking, an individual can approach and cross over the threshold of the spiritual world. It takes the form of eight meditations. Where Theosophy and An Outline of Esoteric Science described the phenomena of the spiritual world, the procedure here is different. Steiner writes that one should regard the present volume as a report of soul experiences. Inwardly following these experiences, however, will not necessarily lead to a repetition of them. Each persons experience will be different, corresponding to the individual nature of ones own soul. The goal is an inner, meditative conversation with the text, which, always individual, is written in such a way that it may be meditated sentence by sentence. Read in this way, it will become a journey of the soul that truly leads to vision of the spiritual world. It is a report of soul experience that can become ones own, if it is made ones own. The starting-point is sober, concentrated, meditative thinking. A healthy soul, Steiner writes (and we may imagine he has the case of Leadbeater before him), will always start with such thinking. Indicating it was still an issue, he writes in his 1918 afterword: Among the soul functions of normal consciousness, only thinking can free itself from perception and lead to independent activity unconditioned by abnormal, bodily processes. Clairvoyant vision, as I use the term, does not sink below thinking into deeper organic processes; rather it rises to realms that begin with thinking when thinking is inwardly illuminated by the soul and controlled by the will. From such self-controlled thinking, the soul develops clairvoyant vision as it is meant here. Thinking is the paradigm for vision. The path of concentrated meditative attention that Steiner outlines begins with a consideration of the physical body, which is essentially a meditation on death. Such meditations exist in all traditions and are a means of purifying the mind in order to gain an insight into the meaning of life, its precariousness, and its enormous gifts. Mindfulness of death is, in many ways, the prerequisite for all spiritual work. The approach through thinking is especially interesting, for (as Steiner puts it) thinking allows the event of death to arise in the soul in a way that is without desire or personal interest. At the same time, contemplating the autonomy of the physical body within nature allows one to forget oneself and experience ones body as part of the outer world. Such meditation prepares one to move always enhancing and transforming thinking into the elemental, or etheric, world, and thence to encountering the Guardian of the Threshold. The meditations then lead one into the astral and I worlds and conclude with two more general meditative exercises. The Threshold of the Spiritual World was written during two weeks in June in Berlin while Steiner prepared the fourth mystery drama, The Souls Awakening. Here, he continues the process begun with A Way of Self-Knowledge, but in a freer, less systematic, and more aphoristic form, as a few descriptions of spiritual experiences. Though Steiner speaks humbly and self-deprecatingly of this work, it is nevertheless a marvel of richness and insight. Small in size, short in chapters, known, as it were, in content, when read with the meditative, attentive care it deserves, this work is nearly innite in depth and extent and striking in its wisdom and newness. Few books by Rudolf Steiner give a clearer sense of his being as a teacher. At the same time, it epitomizes his teaching.

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he became the editor of the periodical Allgemeinen Musikzeitung from 1948 to 1955. Before the World War I, he came into contact with anthroposophists in Munich and met Rudolf Steiner. He was active in the anthroposophical movement as composer and eurythmy accompanist, although after Steiners death he completely withdrew.
A Russian who had then lived in Berlin brought Rudolf Steiner to his attention: He suggested that we go to one of Steiners public lectures at the Architektenhaus, and that I should feel free to pour my heart out to the Herr Doktor no doubt he would know what I should do or let go of. Which is exactly what happened. The lecture I dont recall the theme reinforced my feeling that here and nowhere else I was on the path toward true self-knowledge and knowledge of the world from which I would never deviate. Rudolf Steiners personality gave the immediate impression of standing before an extraordinary being, one absolutely singular in our time. There emanated from him a radiance of intellectual power and truthfulness, integrity and goodness. This translated into immediate trust on the part of the recipient of his attention. The man would immediately have stood out of any crowd for anyone with the least intuition for the unusual. It was partly his external appearance the slender silhouette, the springy step, the remarkable eagle-like tilt of the head with the wonderfully formed brow under black hair that was combed-back, the bold prole, the small mouth, the changeable expression of the deep brown eyes that he kept alternately closed and opened wide while he spoke, the slender, remarkably mobile, ne hands, and the well-modulated, warm baritone. But even more than all that, there was the almost indescribable feeling of unity between the physical and the spiritual, of a kind that one will not encounter again with such a fascinatingly impressive power coupled with a complete absence of self-promotion. In those days, I was nave enough to present him with my concerns at the end of the lecture. Steiner heard me out patiently, although besieged by a crowd of people, all of whom had come presumably with a similar desire to consult him. When I stopped talking, he looked at me in friendly fashion and only said in his quiet Austrian intonation wait three more years. I felt as if I had heard an oracle. Yet it was surely just reasonable, somewhat fatherly advicebut naturally from a man who was able to read more in the signs of his time than others did. Abendroth also experienced many of the shadowy sides of Steiners followers: the oft-lamented insufferableness of anthroposophists. Despite all the industriousness of the Stuttgart (group) it was impossible to hide how much backbiting there was in the Anthroposophical

Society. It started with the nave arrogance directed at non-anthroposophists, often based on profound ignorance; it rose to downright meanness in the spiteful rivalries between the stars of eurythmy, and culminated in the malevolent vanity of some beautiful souls who even resented Frau Steiners access to the Doktor, ending with ridiculous jealousies about any imagined preference by the Master. Even the simple fact that, one day, Rudolf Steiner walked with me to the barbershop attracted sidelong glances that were clearly meant to suggest I better not put on airs. Which I really didnt. Much rather, I hid from myself the sadness and shame about this kind of following. As time went on, I became more and more aware of the wall of incomprehension that existed between Rudolf Steiner and his dear anthroposophical friends and how deeply isolated he was in his wishes and actions as a Teacher.

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ECKSTEIN was born the same year as Steiner. He was

phy (among others he wrote studies on Kant, Hermann Cohen, and Comenius). Hed had a lifelong interest in esotericism of all periods and in music theory and took many trips including to Armenia, to the U.S. (1893), England, and Italy. His house was the site of regular meetings of Viennese writers of the turn of the century. Eckstein was the patron of the composers Bruckner and Hugo Wolf and administrator of their legacies. He had contacts with Wagner, Lizt and the Bayreuth circle. His circle of friends included Peter Altenberg, Hermann Bahr, Richard Rudolf Steiner, 1891 Beer-Hoffmann, Helena Blavatsky, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Christian von Ehrenfels, Sigmund Freud, Karl Kraus, Marie Lang, Ernst Mach, Gustav Mahler, Rosa Mayreder, Gustav Meyrink, Robert Musil, Arthur Schnitzler, Mark Twain, Franz Werfel and Bruno Walter.
This polymath, whom Steiner, in his Autobiography, called the distinguished scholar of ancient knowledge, had his regular seat at the literary Caf Griensteidl and, later, at the Caf Imperial. In 1886, Eckstein became the president of the Vienna lodge of the Theosophical Society. After the early 1890s, he became a layman again. He introduced Rudolf Steiner to traditional esoterism. Shortly before Steiners death in 1925, Eckstein sent him an inscribed copy of his Memories of Anton Bruckner. As a Jew, Eckstein had witnessed the entrance of Hitlers armies into Vienna a year before his death. How many hours of precious peace and deep West-Eastern meditation I owe to the old Viennese coffee house; how many valuable acquaintances I made there; how many friendly connections were established! In those days, there was no noisy din in the cafs, no beer, no wine, no smells of food; the subtle fragrance of freshly roasted coffee and of the Turkish tobacco, smoked by many of the
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guests in long pipes, wafted evenly through all the rooms! Not a loud word was allowed to disturb the readers peace; there were no women visitors; ladies considered it unseemly to go to the caf. The rst time I entered the Caf Griensteidl, in 1878 in St Michaels Square, I was immediately captivated by the comfortable tranquil respectability that reigned there and thus started several decades of visiting this local almost every day. Since I had rst been taken to the caf by my acquaintances in the nearby vegetarian restaurant, I found there from the start a circle of like-minded spirits that included a number of signicant individuals. At the large, round white marble table in the middle of the large reading room, the old waiter Franz, with the countenance of a condescendingly polite high-society valet, brought each guest his coffee and his preferred newspaper. The poet Ludwig Anzengruber appeared everyday surrounded by his entourage from the Wiener Figaro; the artist Ernst Juch, the editor Carl Sitter and the humorist Maseidek. . . . In the window niche on the right, where I regularly met my own friends, one could see almost everyday Dr. Viktor Adler the famous social democrat, the politician Engelbert Pernerstorfer, the writer Siegfried Lipiner so appreciated by Nietzsche, the historian Dr. Heinrich Friedjung, the lawyer Dr. Richard Ulbing and the correspondents of several foreign newspapers. Occasionally Hugo Wolf would come, who in those days was not yet known as the composer of lieder. In the early 80s Anzengruber and his friends disappeared from the Caf and new gures replaced him Dr. Viktor Adler had gone to Berlin for a while. One day, Hugo Wolf, laughing happily, brought a young friend (the writer Hermann Bahr) whose hail-fellow-well-met joviality attracted my attention. He was of middle height, beardless except for a thin mustache, and a bowl cut lent his face something martial that didnt quite match his otherwise kindly air and mischievous smile. . . .

Griensteidl circle. He and Hermann Bahr were always at loggerheads, and it was fun for the rest of us to listen to the two as they went head-to-head, exchanging reworks of burning invectives. Rudolf Steiner is unworthy of following my thought, Bahr once declared, for he is completely encrusted in outdated, primitive ideas. On the contrary! Rudolf Steiner shot back Nothing is easier for me! All I need to do is place myself back into the time when I had not yet learned anything. Resounding laughter greeted this verbal dueling, and one can easily imagine Bahrs sharp response to his opponent, given how wittily he handled all ideas.

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by Joseph Rolletschek pseudonym Joseph Rollet was one of Steiners acquaintances in T Weimar.
HE

G ERMAN-CZECH painter Josef Rolletschek, writing under the

buttoned vest, the black Lavaliere bow tie and the very old-fashioned soft top

Let me say right away: I am neither a Theosophist nor an Anthroposophist, and my memories very well might somewhat disappoint the followers of the late master. On the other hand, it could be of interest for them to learn of the purely human traits of their great leader from a time when Rudolf Steiner was not yet thinking of becoming one day the messiah of a new faith. ith his knee-length

black wool coat, the

The time is Weimar at the beginning of the 1890s. Called to Weimar by Professor Suphan, then director of the Schiller-Goethe archive, Steiner had edited Goethes scientic writings. . . .

Outwardly in those days, Steiner already held hat, he looked altogether Around that time, too, there appeared in something of a daemonic fascination. Out our circle a completely beardless, pale young like an undernourished of his thin, well-formed face, whose features man, very slender, with long, dark hair. Sharp theology student. His name were strikingly reminiscent of the poet Robert glasses gave his look something piercing. With Hamerling, two unnaturally large, very dark his knee-length black wool coat, the buttoned was Rudolf Steiner. eyes, shone with a curious light. I never again vest, the black Lavaliere bow tie and the very saw such eyes. The thin lips were shadowed by old-fashioned soft top hat, he looked altoa thin moustache; thick black hair combed back gether like an undernourished theology student. His name was from the large, round forehead, from which occasionally a disobeRudolf Steiner. I had often met him earlier in the company of the dient strand would fall over his face. He was always dressed in famous Goethe scholar, Prof. Karl-Julius Schrer, and we had had black, with a owing Byron tie. When he walked, even in the heat many vigorous debates about Goethes symbolism. Meanwhile, he of summer, he used to stick the nger of his crossed hands in his had heard somehow that I was in touch with the much-hallowed sleeves, as if he were cold. When he and his friend and colleague Madame Blavatsky and leading members of the Theosophic society Dr. Fresenius would walk through the respectably quiet streets of in Madras. the town, it was an image one could hardly miss: Steiner, whose Steiner explained to me how much he wanted to learn about these silhouette with the slender clothes looked taller than he was; his things, and asked me to initiate him in the secret doctrine. This black-hatted head tilted back, the eyes looking up searchingly; and was the beginning of regular meetings with him, which went on Fresenius, short, with a full white beard and his head tilted toward for many years and eventually led (after many transformations and the ground. Thus. they would stroll by, slowly, solemnly, and measetbacks) to the development of his anthroposophic system. He suredly, followed by the amused gaze of passersby. didnt encounter much of an echo among the other habitus of the

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Since he and I were compatriots, we soon became acquainted and became friends. He had, like no one else, a talent for listening to and showing interest in what one was saying. This of course is the precondition of any friendship. In the evening we would go to the Oberdorster Caf on Schillerstrasse, and Steiner always had fun calling out to the waiter with a piercing look and dead-serious manner Waiter, bring me a casus belli, and every time, he had to explain to the dumbfounded Ganymede that he meant a Thuringian cheese. Then we would often sit facing each other in silence, until at some advanced hour Steiner would start declaiming, Dort unten an dem fernen Nil, dort haust ein kleines Krokodil (There, beneath the distant Nile,/There dwells a little crocodile). Steiner was generally unimpressed by my opinions at the time about women and love, and it often led to sinister prophecies on his part. In his memoirs, he says of these conversations that R[olletschek] could be simultaneously cynical and sentimental. In reality we never experienced any real discord, usually each evening resuming the previous days conversation on a more moderate tone.

and Anna Eunikes long relationship and eventual marriage is disproved by evidence]. I once visited the couple in Lichterfelde. I had a hard time keeping a straight face. Steiner had renounced alcohol, and there was only cocoa to be had in the house. His conversation, too, seemed to be marked by a certain forced respectability. Then we lost sight of each other until Steiner gave his rst theosophical lecture in Weimar (April 14, 1903). Of course I went if nothing else, out of curiosity. What I heard there all sounded so unbelievable, so extremely remote and lofty. Also, the formalism of some of his statements and the length of the lecture annoyed me. When we met later at the artists association (Schlaraffia), I called out to him, seated in the circle of mutual acquaintances: You know, Steiner, my only consolation is knowing that you yourself didnt believe a single word of what you said. In retrospect, I felt bad about my snottiness. After that we only met once or twice more. Rudolf Steiner made his way, and what I heard over the years conrmed me in the belief that my old prophecy had come to pass after all!

Then summer came my rst Weimar summer, and the evening walks with Steiner. I have the most vivid memories of Sunday afternoons. It was birdshooting season. On a meadow near the Webicht by the Jena railroad line, we were lying in the grass, listening to the mufed sounds of music and the noise from the stands at the nearby shooting gallery. Red childrens balloons rose behind the railroad embankment. Steiner was lying in the grass, his arms crossed under his head, uttering deep philosophical statements.To tell the truth, I never quite understood them. His eyes shone as he gazed at the childrens balloons until they disappeared in the blue sky. During the summer months of the next year, Otto Erich Hartleben spent a certain amount of time in Weimar to publish a selection of Goethes poems. Every evening, we sat on the glassed terrace of the Chemnitius Hotel, and Hartleben told us his rst Serenisssimus jokes. Then he and Steiner would start talking philosophy, and every time the same thing happened: the more advanced the hour and the more clouded Otto Erichs forehead became, the more irrelevant his declarations, while Steiner quietly and concretely took the lead.

Rudolf Steiner, oil by Joseph Rolletschek, Weimar ca. 1894

Just one short story as a testimony of the innite respect that his followers had for the master: Three or four years ago, returning from a long trip I was crossing the now-busy Schillerstrasse. For a while, I had the feeling that someone was following me and casting sidelong glances in my direction. Finally I turned around and saw a man I knew well. Oh, good morning Herr N., I said, and I reached out my hand. Hesitatingly, and with a very unusual kind of respect, he took my right hand and stuttering with emotion whispered, Excuse me, Herr Rolletschek. I was in Vienna recently and had the honor of being introduced to our great teacher; and when he heard I came from Weimar, Rudolf Steiner told me Ah Weimar! Is my old friend Rolletschek still there? Is it really possible the voice quivered even more he called you his friend and told me to give his greetings. Ah Steiner! Lighthearted memories from the 1890s rose in me. Do I ever know Steiner! How often we got drunk together. My acquaintance blanched, and without a farewell he disappeared in the direction of the park.

Perhaps it was for nancial reasons that Steiner moved away from Weimar to take on the direction of the Magazin fr Literatur in Berlin. We saw each other rarely, and what I heard through other people wasnt exactly pleasant. He was not well. He earned ve to ten Marks an evening for lectures in small east Prussian towns. The news made me downright sad I had always prophesied a great future for him! In the magazine ofce, things had reached such a pitch of artistic chaos that he no longer knew where to turn, and one day we heard that he had written to his former landlady in Weimar, begging her to come to Berlin and help order his affairs. She was a handsome widow, a few years older than he, and she immediately wrote back saying she would come, provided he marry her! He accepted. Frau Eunike sold her property in Weimar, moved to Berlin and become his wife [Note: Rolletscheks version of Steiner

Representative of all humanity


Ralph Courtney School) and Oxford (Brasenose College). His mother became R a student and friend of Rudolf Steiner. After his law studies, he
ALPH

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intellectual. He always wore the same kind of black suit, its only distinction a hardly noticeable large cravat of wide silk ribbon of the same color. His thin ascetic face often bore a I rst met Rudolf Steiner in Paris. I was no longer a pubsilent, benevolent smile, especially when he greeted you. On lishing agent, but worked in the ofces of Associated Press. the upper lip, a thin youthful moustache looked very good on My boss was Elmer Roberts. I once mentioned Rudolf him and kept within bounds, like the combed back hair. The direct, lively eyes always expressed friendly helpfulness. Steiner in a conversation, whereupon he opened a drawer No matter when one came, one was never unwelcome. lled of anthroposophic books. Roberts had previously The large desk at the window was always loaded with piles worked for associated press in Berlin and had become a Ralph Courtney of books and papers. The only free space was right in front student of Rudolf Steiner there. Not long after we had of the seat, for a writing pad. And there he was. Before we discovered our shared interest, we heard that Steiner would entered, he had already stood up. It didnt seem to disturb him to intercome through Paris on the way back from London. Roberts knew rupt the current work in order to be completely at the visitors disposal. Eugene Levy, with whom Steiner was staying. We posted ourselves He never gave any sign of feeling inconvenienced, whether through a in front of the house to meet Steiner, and when he arrived he remark, a gesture, or some impatience. He was happy to listen to the looked tired, very tired. I was introduced to Mme. Bellecroix, the account of a young persons feelings, wishes, nostalgia, what he was leader of the Paris group, and at my request I was asked to come for and wanted to be. If one as much as mentioned a poets name, whether an interview the next day. Right after this conversation I became a long dead or alive, or the title of a work, he wanted to know what member of the Paris group. . . . impression it had made. But he never corrected an expressed opinion. People who didnt have the good fortune of meeting Rudolf Steiner The woman, the daughterI still didnt know for sure who they were, how they were related to him. I thus could not always want to know what sort of impression he address them directly which made me somewhat made as a person. To tell the truth, I would have e was to some embarrassed. Like him, they were open and lovto say that I had no impression of what one extent universality ably friendly. One could not necessarily take for would call personality. People want to know granted a spousal relationship. Their behavior was itself. It was enough for whether he was friendly or serious or forceful so reserved, so measured in length, width, and or whatever. The impressions I had would not me that he should exist, height, well tempered and balanced. The two sides t into these words. I know that others experiof the scale were always even. which meant that I myself enced him like that, but for me Steiner simply As before, the coffee machine came out. Since I was! He was to some extent universality itself. It existed, and I felt only could not gure out how it was heated, I asked if was enough for me that he should exist, which that I loved him. it used charcoal. No, no, laughed Rudolf Steiner, meant that I myself existed, and I felt only that who always sat at the narrow send of the table by I loved him. the window, right next to his working seat: charcoal is fog, spirits is spirit. Excited, I told him that, at the state library, there was an inspiring inscription in gold lettering: Nourishment for the Memories of Rudolf Steiner spirit (Nutrimentum Spiriti), which Berliners had translated, Spirits are food, too. He laughed happily Thats Berliners for you! Then he By Alwin Albert Rudolph described the Viennese in a few words. Briskly, the woman went and fetched a cloth doll that was standing Memoirs of Rudolf Steiner and his Activities at the Berlin Workers School 18991904 on a side table. The thing had attracted my eye before, since I could not make it out or interpret it, but it seemed unique in its way. In the by Johanna Mcke & Alwin Alfred Rudolph light of the ceiling lamp, I could see that it was a masterly portrait of Rudolf Steiner. The woman lifted the seam of the black coat, and I saw NTIL THEN, I had never had as friendly a reception as at his house. a bottle. This, she explained, is a present from Dr. Jacobowskia bottle I had met many people who had to be won over as teachers or of French cognac and it means The whole body is spirit. lecturers. All of them close to us politically, men or women for whom I had read Darwin; those were the days of naturalism. I had studied we worked long days and long nights for political demonstrations and elections. Yet they were always surrounded by an aura of sour coolness, Marx and his interpreters Kautsky, Bchner, as well as Albert Langes and their handshake felt like the paw of a trained dog. Rudolf Steiner, History of Materialism. The whole body is spirit. This was something else; this was Dr. Rudolf Steiner. the woman, and her daughter were surrounded by a feeling of hearty

hudredth birthday (February 1961), he described his encounter with him.

spaciousness and openness; nothing was held back. The atmosphere was one of even warmth. One felt held and securely protected, without ones individuality being taken away.
Whenever someone came to the door, Steiner came forward with fast steps and reached out his hand. I was just one of many people, and he knew next to nothing about me. What I had to offer was quite meager and it felt meager to me. The slender sinewy gure without any hint of padding was rather like that of a well-trained sprinter, without any of the latters mannerisms. But there were none of the obvious, distinctive signs of the
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Introduction*
by Christopher Bamford
Star in the East. After the separation of the German Section (Anthroposophy) from the Theosophical Society, he became the general secretary of the new German Section. and the Masters, the real founders of the T. S. The sections leadership continued under Blavatsky until her death in 1891, following which Annie Besant assumed the leadership. Initially she shared it with William Q. Judge, but after his death in 1895 she led it alone. For Steiner, the direct connection to Blavatsky and the Masters was primary. Preservation of continuity was the cardinal rule. He did so, as Hella Wiesberger put it, by outwardly linking in every case to an already existing situation and seeking to transform it into something more perfect. Both the history of Steiners involvement with the esoteric school and the foundational teachings he gave are documented in From the History and Contents of the Esoteric School 1904 1914 (cw 264). We learn there that almost from the beginning of the German Section, he was asked for esoteric instruction, although it was not until, while visiting Anne Besant in London in May 1904, that she ofcially named him Arch Warden of the esoteric school, ofcially authorizing him to teach. It is also clear that from the beginning, Rudolf Steiner realized (as he writes in a letter to Marie von Sivers in April 1903) that without a body of true Theosophists to improve the karma of the present by hard-working meditation, theosophical teachings would be expounded merely to half-deaf ears. Conating several examples, the rules of the school, in the form that Rudolf Steiner gave them, were more or less as follows:
1. Every morning, rise at a xed time and, preferably before eating, sit for a half-hour period of meditation. For instance: rst, inner control, silence, peace; then, a sense of devotion to the divine in the universe, coupled with the inner understanding that one is united with it, to which end the following is held in the heart and allowed to penetrate one: More radiant than the Sun, Purer than the snow, Finer than the ether, Is the Self, The Spirit in my heart. This Self am I. I am this Self. Concluding, one concentrates on a sentence: such as, Before the eyes can see they must be incapable of tears. Finally: a mood of reverence

ATheosophical Society had


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The German Section of the existed in Germany since 1894. Theosophical Society was There had been several leaders. founded October 20, 1902, with In 1900, when Steiner began Rudolf Steiner as general secreto lecture, its leader was Dr. tary and Marie von Sivers as secWilhelm Hbbe-Schleiden retary. During the proceedings, (18461916), who lived in Steiner asked Annie Besant, who Hanover. Steiners connection, had traveled to Berlin to bestow Count Brockdorff, lived in the Charter, to enroll him as a Berlin, was secretary, and led member of the esoteric school. the Lodge there. There lie the material origins of Hbbe-Schleiden, a force this volume. to reckon with, had a rather The origin of the esoteric checkered history. After school date back at least to receiving a law degree from 1884, when certain members of the London Leipzig University in 1869, he moved to Lonlodge petitioned the Masters for the formadon, where he worked rst for a large business tion of an inner group for deeper esoteric and then for the German Consul. From Lontraining. Following that initial call for experidon, he traveled to Africa (1875), where he ence rather than theory, the number of Theoperated a lucrative business in Gabon until osophists seeking to become chelas practica scandal appeared to implicate him in the murder of two men who had robbed the com- ing disciples, rather than simply students pany. To avoid criminal charges, he returned to of the doctrinesincreased until, in 1888, in Germany, where he became active in the grow- response to the demand, the esoteric school ing colonialist movement. In 1884, however, was founded. The announcement, which he experienced a physical and spiritual crisis, appeared on the last page of the October issue which led to his conversion to Theosophy of Lucifer (vol. 3) read: Owing to the fact that a large number of and a meeting with Madame Blavatsky. With fellows of the society have felt the need her blessing, he established the Theosophical to form a body of esoteric students, to Society in Germany and began to publish The be organized on the original lines and Sphinx (18861895), a Theosophical organ devised by the real founders of the T. S., that soon provided a vehicle for the revival of the following order has been issued by the occultism in Germany. founding president: Steiner considered Hbbe-Schleiden to be the leading candidate to be the rst general I. To promote the esoteric interests of secretary of the German Section. Hbbethe Theosophical Society by the deeper study of esoteric philosophy, there is Schleiden declined the offer, however, thus hereby organized a body to be known as allowing Steiner to assume the post. Hbbethe Esoteric Section of the TheosophiSchleiden nevertheless continued to serve on cal Society. the executive committee in 1902 and 1903. Since he had belonged to the Esoteric Section II. The constitution and sole direction of in London, he took part in Steiners esoteric the same is vested in Madame H. P. Blaclasses, thus taking in some sense Rudolf vatsky, as its head; she is solely responSteiner as his teacher. In 1911, however, he sible to the members of results; and the openly took Annie Besants side in the Krishsection as no ofcial or corporate connection with the Exoteric Society, save in the namurti affair and became the German repperson of the founding president. resentative of the related organization, The
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The Masters (or Manus) were the leaders of humanity, superhuman individuals of the White Lodge, who brought wisdom to human beings from the pre-earthly realms in the preceding epochs of human evolution. In the fth post-Atlantean epoch, however, such leaders would be drawn from the ranks of humanity itself. According to Steiner, of the twelve Masters, four were especially connected with the Theosophical Movement: Two from the East (Kuthumi and Morya) and two from the West (Christian Rosenkreutz/Saint-Germain and the Master Jesus/Zoroaster). Three more were also active: Hilarion (who inspired Mabel Collins The Light on the Path), Serapis, and the so-called Venetian Master. Thus, seven Masters, seven rays of the Logos, were curWithin the school, there were different rently working on Earth. Two are active in grades or classes: the Probationary Order of the East, two in the West, two in the center Hearers; the First Class; and after that the Sec[Mediterranean region], and one moves about. ond Class, and so on. Members of all Classes They work in a twofold manner: would probably have attended the Esoteric When the present day leaders of humanLessons contained here. Details of the Secity go about in the world in their human ond Class are to be found in the volume entiguise, they are not recognized by what tled Freemasonry and Ritual Work: Misraim Service they are in the outer world. When from or the Cognitive Cultic Section (CW 266). To our the theosophical standpoint, we speak of knowledge, Rudolf Steiner never initiated any the Masters of Wisdom and of the Harfurther classes. In the British School of the mony of Sensations and Feelings people T.S., and to some extent the German School, would often be surprised to see in what there werefor Steiner refers to themfour simple unpretentious form these Masways, or disciplines, according to the schools ters pass through all countries. They are original founding: the so-called General Dispresent on the physical plane, but do not cipline; the Christian-Gnostic, or Devotional give their most important teachings there, Discipline; the Pythagorean, or Intellectual but they impart them on the spiritual and Artistic Discipline; and the Karma, or plane. Those who wish to hear them, to Action Discipline. receive their teachings, must have access Instruction was of three kinds. There were to them not only in their physical body, 1) rules and exercises practiced universally by but also in their spiritual form. all students; 2) individual exercises and practices given by Rudolf Steiner personally; and 3) the esoteric lessons. The function of the Rudolf Steiner assumed de facto leadership lessons was to address intimate aspects of the of the German Section by about the second path, while directing students to the Masters half of June 1902, though the ofcial inauguof Wisdom and of the Harmony of Sensaration did not occur until October. On August tions and Feelingsthe Mahatmaswho 16, he wrote to Hbbe-Schleiden: I will build were the true leaders of the school. Here we upon the power that makes it possible for me must remember that, for Rudolf Steiner, the to bring spiritual students onto the path of develMasters were an experienced reality long before opment. That alone is what it must mean to he entered his connection with the Theosophiassume this function. With this in mind, in cal Society. While in Vienna (c. 1880), he met October, he spoke in his rst lecture of pracand became close friends with an old herb tical karma exercises. gatherer, Felix Koguzki, who acted as an It must never be forgotten, however, that, agent preparing him for actual contact with a although Steiners dedication and sense of Master or Mahatma, most probably Christian mission was absolute, the movement he sought Rosenkreutz.
toward what one holds as divine. 2. In the evening, before retiring the member should rst meditate (inwardly repeat) for at least a quarter of an hour a sentence given by Rudolf Steiner and then conduct a backward review of the day. 3. At least half an hour daily should be devoted to study of a suggested book. 4. Every two weeks, the member should report what exercises have been practiced and, if they have not been practiced, state why not. 5. The member should keep a daily record in a notebook of exercises practiced. 6. Alcohol was prohibited. 7. Abstention of animal food was not compulsory, but a vegetarian diet was recommended.
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to establish began in tiny circles and against opposition from some existing Theosophical branches. Yet he moved forward condently, always feeling support from above. As he wrote to Hbbe-Schleiden: I know that much of what I do goes against the inclinations of many older members, who do not understand me as well as you and with whom I cannot speak as I do with you. But I know and am convinced that I must not let myself be led astray by such outer considerations. I feel and know myself to be under sure guidance. Notwithstanding such humble and even difcult beginnings, therefore, Steiners goal was always no less than the cultural and spiritual renewal of the West. He believed that the movement that H. P. B. and A. Besant began can move beyond H. P. Blavatsky and Annie Besant. To this end, he worked tirelessly and, above all, strategically. In 1903, he began the journal Luzifer, which became Lucifer-Gnosis after 1904. It became the most important vehicle for the dissemination of his teaching and waswidely read. He also began to write books (Theosophy, begun 1903, and How to Know Higher Worlds, 19041905) that would serve as vehicles for his fundamental teaching. Economically, however, his circumstances remained constrained. He never drew as salary as general secretary and still had to work as a teacher in a girls school to make ends meet. Ten branches, or lodges, entered the German Section: Berlin, Charlottenburg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Lugarno, Munich, Leipzig, and Stuttgart. Added to these was Weimar, and others would be added in the following years. Yet to begin with the membership numbers remained small. Membership at the time of the rst general meeting (October, 1903) was only 130. By 1904, when the Esoteric Section ofcially began, membership had increased to 251, still a small number. By 1909 (when this volume concludes), membership had reached 1500 (still not terribly large) with forty-four branches. All of which is to say that the Esoteric Section would always have been very small, and less than ten people would have attended many of the lessons recorded here. In spiritual work, however, numbers are not especially important.

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Those who want to arrive at higher knowl- sensitivity to wrong thoughts must take root edge themselves, and not just hear it from within you. It must reach the point that you other people who have it, must begin to live feel you are being stuck by needles of wrong their lives from within. In order to do this thoughts. You must also feel this when you are they must entirely close themselves off from reading books. If you cannot feel pain caused the rest of their lives, at least for very short by illogical thinking, then neither can you periods of time during the day. Even if it is develop proper thinking. for only ve to ten minutes or only three to However, you must not only understand four minutes, they must devote themselves to proper thinking, you must also love it. You their own inner life and to such thoughts that must love a thought as one loves a child. You do not originate in our immediate culture, not have seen your child today, yesterday, and the in our everyday life, but have rather a higher day before yesterday and you still love it. You origin, thoughts, in which one can place ones must do the same with your thought world. trust. When you think that you have understood This withdrawal, this living and weaving in a thought you must not push it out of your a world of thought that is strictly ordered, this thoughts, but rather turn to it repeatedly. devotion to such a world of thought, if only When you can do that then you are equipped for a short period of time, that is what com- with a kind of thought armor, and then the pensates for the distraction and fragmentation transition stage ceases, the stage when you caused by external civilization. Then, strength- had to ght off thoughts that were illogical. ened with an inner center, we can go through It ceases when thoughts are facts to you just the everyday world; we can lead ourselves as much as a chair, a table, and so forth. You through the everyday world through our abil- become positive. Those who live in the spiriity to remove thoughts from our eld of inner tual world know that. They also know that vision if they do not belong to our ordered they are always surrounded by thoughts that life. Do not think that you will always be are powers and forces working upon us. Those able to do this! Just remember that when you who are receptive for it can see how thoughts cross the street you are not lord of your own of hatred, how thoughts of good will are sent thoughts; that from all sides, without your back and forth between people. They see how being able to do anything about it, thoughts thoughts are drawn into people and how they from the surrounding world are attacking you, bounce back. There are people who stand affecting your consciousness, using it to play before us in a strange way; they stand there as so that you are a plaything of your conscious- if surrounded by a crystal body, in the midness. As long as you lack the power to reel in dle of which they live. And all inappropriate, your thoughts as if on a string, you cannot unsuitable thoughts bounce off this crystal expect that the inner world will open itself to sheath. Those are people who understand how you. We can only expect to become lord of our to lead a meditative life, who understand how own thought world when we manage to free to regulate their lives from within. ourselves from everyday life for a brief period You can test whether your thought control of time and lift ourselves to ideals. has been successful. But not by simply saying When one acquires love for an ideal then to yourself, Now I am thinking correctly, but one achieves inner strengthening. It does not rather by using a barometer that can show you depend upon grasping a thought with ones how your thinking is controlled from within. understanding. And for those who follow the path of knowlConsider the rst thought in Light on the Path: edge, that is ones dream life. For those who Before the eyes can see they must be incapable truly understand these things, ones dream life of tears. Consider it today, tomorrow, and is valued highly, though not in the same way repeatedlythen it begins to be alive. And if as by others who are superstitious. For those you deect everything else that tries to inter- who understand, it has an entirely different ject itself and mix up this thought, then it will signicance than for people who have not yet become the center point of your being. It lives managed to control their thought life. and weaves within you. It will show you that For most people dream life is a wild, mixedit causes other thoughts to come forth from up confusion. But that ceases completely after it, that it is endlessly fruitful. And you will we have devoted ourselves to a meditative life see what you have to overcome inwardly. A for a while. Then our dreams acquire a deep,
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I must begin primarily with the so-called con-

N WESTERN CULTURES spiritual development

trol of thought. Although western thinking, which is entirely unordered and highly arbitrary, is not at all suitable for developing controlled thought, that is, thinking that follows a strict logical succession, nevertheless this is what is necessary as a rst step. Here I would like to return to something that I have already spoken of: we must develop sensitivity for perceiving illogical, badly controlled trains of thought. Ordinary human beings will experience a kind of pain every time their senses are strongly stimulated. However, those people are very rare who are sensitive to uncontrolled, inconsistent thinking and experience it as pain. And yet this is a step that everyone must take, and not only with regard to thinking, but also with respect to reading our western literature. I do not except a large number of books found in our theosophical literature. There you will also nd many uncontrolled thoughts. Most people of the present age think in an uncontrolled fashion. And every uncontrolled thought signies reconciliation, or balancing, that has not been carried out, an inability to place oneself in a relationship appropriate to the appearances. It is like a slipping out, and a slipping in the physical world is also a reconciliation or balancing that has not been carried out with the physical world. We must develop with us an intense feeling for good thinking that carries through to the end, so that we feel a kind of physical pain when an improper thought occurs within us or from another person. In ordinary life it is not possible to control ones thoughts in this fashion. Consider how much you are forced to continually think in an illogical fashion when you are engaged in your professional life. For people think illogically everywhere. In daily life, in businesses, in the higher professions, in natural science, in history, you encounter illogical thinking everywhere; and the most illogical of all you will nd in jurisprudence, there where one should be thinking the most logically.

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4. Work as those work who are ambitious. symbolic signicance. A barometer for our sleeping. Hence the unconscious condition of Value life as those who love it. Be happy as degree of thought control can be found in the the greatest portion of humanity during sleep. those who live only for happiness. regularity, in the beauty of our dreams. As long Such a continuity of consciousness appears as we stagger through external life our dreams only very slowly, so that you are actually awake And further: will be a confused reection of that external in sleep as you are awake in your physical body, Seek in your heart the root of evil and life. However, in the moment when we begin and then you carry this wakeful consciousness tear it out. to set aside at least brief periods in order to over into your everyday wakeful consciousness. The theosophist must feel that we are a part become strong and powerful in our resistance There you have a way to achieve a kind of against all that assaults us, our dreams take on barometer for measuring in physical life. The of the wholethat we share responsibility for a symbolic signicance. Then, in a controlled ability to resist the assaults of ordinary life all that exists. Those who are not in a posiway, we must make the effort to ask: What is is raised. The body must become a kind of tion to understand that they, too, are guilty if someone steals tomorrow, who are not in it presenting to me, this dream that appears a position to know how they are connected to in this way? or us to see things the whole, those people are not in a position That is also the difference between a higher to seek the root of evil. Because we lack the dream and a lower. It is not the case that a of a soul and spiritual possibility and the ability to start with other dream equals a dream. The life that a human nature, a light more people it reads: Seek in the heartin your being unfolds in the sleep condition is totally radiant than the Sun must heartthe root of evil and tear it out. For it different for those who are developing their lives and thrives in the heart of the ambitious spiritual body than for those who are not. One shine upon us. This light disciple just as in the hearts of the children of who has spiritual experience knows this. Those does not proceed from the world. who know nothing other than what their eyes, any external sun but from No one is allowed to imagine that he or she ears and tongue tell them, who are completely is goodas if we could even do that, as if we absorbed in the sense world, during sleep they the source of light that we could do that for even a momentor that he can experience nothing more that a confused kindle in ourselves when or she is much better than other people. We reminiscence of their sense impressions. Howwe seek within for our must be completely lled with the thought ever, what you achieve in ve minutes through that we cannot be much better than another. your spiritual work is something that stimuhigher, eternal self. What have we done, for example, if we make lates the spirit and sets it in motion, something people happy while at the same time, because that you take with you everywhere whether or not your body is with you. Then when our instrument. Then you can observe the body we live the way we live, we are making many dreams begin to become regular and become outside of yourself, lying next to you. But you unhappy? Ignorance is the root of suffering in little dramas with a development and regular are living in the spirit when you begin to with- life. We are ignorant, as is so often the case, actions, then what we call our true inner spiri- draw from what is connected to your body. In that we have sharpened the knife for those tual life is active. this way, you do not become less capable for who use it for evil. Only the strong are able However, this is only the lowest step. What life but rather more capable, for those who to kill it. The weak, however, must wait their must then be added is this: when you are mak- know the spirit are always more capable in life. growth, their maturation, their death. This ing room for moments separated from the rest It all depends on your setting aside part of weed grows in human beings through world of your life (but you are not allowed to take your day in order to devote yourself to higher epochs. It thrives; however, it only blossoms these moments from your work life, from your thoughts that have nothing to do with every- when they have passed through countless lives. Sometimes it does not appear until very late professional life, for theosophists are not per- day self-seeking, ambition, ordinary sensual mitted to take anything away from their work comfortsand that you let the light of such incarnations: that one who already ascended into the heights has fallen deeply later. It is not life) and then use them for inner advancement, thoughts shine into everyday life. then you will notice something that occurs Thus we have understood the very rst unusual that those with the deepest knowledge very soon for those who spend some time in teaching in Light on the Path. It does not want to join those who have fallen the lowest. Those meditation, in the inner spiritual life. You will lead people to asceticism; it does not want to adventurous souls were indistinguishable from notice that you remember your dreams in an estrange people from this world. Those who the great ones. Those who want to tread the path of masentirely different way than was otherwise the come to asceticism do not correspond to the case. This is the continuity of consciousness theosophical ideal but rather those who come tery must tear this weed out of their hearts. that continually increases the more a person to the spirit out of their ordinary life. When And then the heart will bleed heavily; ones entire life will appear to have been destroyed. develops the self, and this increases in such a we read in Light on the Path: Receive this word almost literally, but in way that one becomes objective inwardly. As 1. Kill off ambition. a spiritual sense. Consider what the highest long as you identify entirely with your body 2. Kill off love of life. meaning and grandest value of life is. Say to just as long it is not the spirit with which you 3. Kill off the wish for comfort. yourself, There is no end to the value of what have unitedyou will not be able to develop I have seen, and how endless are the things for consciousness while out of your body when And then right after

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which I have lived, yet they are perhaps entirely we can then use. We must disaccustom ourwithout value. I must begin a new life if I no selves to tears; we must overcome sympathy longer wish to live in the manner to which I and antipathy so that we can bring the proper am accustomed, if I do not want it formed attitude to images in our memories. and created by an inuence foreign to me but When we have become lord over our memwant to shape and create it through my own ory over our ability to think and form meninner life. We then do not become another to tal pictures we have reached our preliminary external appearances, but we are leading our goal. We recognize that those who do not lives following a different impulse. We will be practice this must constantly feel that they are guiding our lives not out of vanity, not out of dependent upon every spiritual draft around ambition, not out of sensual comfort, for we them, like a swaying reed that is thrown this will no longer be able to do that, but rather way and that by every passing thought. There out of a sense of duty, because it must happen is no other means of getting into the astral out of a higher insight. and mental world than to create and form The ordeal must be endured. It may come oneself from within. Those who organize their to you on the rst step of the perilous ascent memories, who in the evenings form the cloudwhich leads to the path of life, perhaps at the like shape into regular radiant forms, namely last. But consider well that it must be endured, the higher parts, which proceed from the head and fasten all your energies upon the task. You and heart, those people will show that they are not allowed to live in the present moment live from within into the outer world. When nor in the future but only in the eternal. human beings have come this far, then nothing The seer can perceive how thoughts, like bad can reach them anymore. In their presence spears from the external world, pierce those we could send them thoughts of the worst sort who live in the present moment. Thoughts and those thoughts would come right back as that could be detrimental bounce off those if they had not even touched them. In their who live in the eternal. It is not external suc- meditative work they have built a spiritual covcess, not what we can achieve that brings us ering that surrounds them. further but rather that we live in the eternal in every moment. We will achieve nothing if Esoteric Lesson 1 we strive with greed. We should not live in the B ERLIN , O CTOBER 4, 1904 future but only in the eternal. This giant weed cannot ower there; this UM blot upon your existence is wiped out by the Seek the Path. very breath of eternal thought. Then we come Seek the path by going deep within your to the formation of the astral body. Just as we self. worked on the mental body through thought Seek the path by boldly going out of your control, so, too, we must work on our astral self. body by ordering our memory. It must also be These two sentences only appear to concontrolled, must become an object for testing. tradict one another. In truth they express two That exerts an enormous, signicant inuence extraordinarily correct facts. on ones entire life. You must discontinue the Turning inward is namely the rst half of habit of having egotistical thoughts of regret a path. To begin with, at the present stage of when you look back on your actions. What development, human beings are living in the you remember must simply be there for you to sense perceptions of the external world. Even learn how to do things better. We must learn when they use their intellect and understanding from the past and use our memory to make our souls more capable. When we so regulate to process these sense impressions, they remain our memories that we do not look back in outside. If they free themselves from the sense an arbitrary way but rather look back even at impressions and withdraw into themselves, what appears to be the least signicant things they still have the power to think. This thinkso that they become a school for learning, ing is then emptied of external contents. That then we strengthen the backbone of our soul. signies going deep within your soul. But When we strengthen our memory in this way, precisely because their thinking is emptied, then astral vision is formed. This transforms new content can ow to them from within. our astral body into an organ of the will that

And this content is of a spiritual nature just as the previous content was sensuous. But just for this reason human beings can then step out of themselves. They can step out of the sphere of the lower self into the spiritual external world. This is indicated by the sentence, Seek the path by boldly going out of your self. A mystic combines all three sentences with the syllable AUM. The A is, rst of all, the rm grip on the state, or condition, in which human beings always nd themselves at the present stage of their evolution. The U is a symbol for going deep within your self and the M signies stepping out into the spiritual external world.

Esoteric Lesson 2
B ERLIN , O CTOBER 24, 1905

HE VERSE :

More radiant than the Sun, Purer than snow, Subtler than the ether, Is the self The spirit of my heart. I am this self, This self am I.

This verse lifts us up to our higher self every morning. Such verses are not thought up arbitrarily by just any person, but are obtained from the spiritual world. Therefore they contain much more than is usually believed. And one thinks of these correctly if one assumes that one can never completely fathom their content, although one can always nd more within them the more one immerses oneself in them. Therefore, only individual indications can be given from the esoteric school as to how one seeks for their content. A few such indications are given in what follows.
More radiant than the Sun

We see the objects that surround us only when they are shone upon by the Sun. What makes them visible are the Suns rays reected back from the objects into the eye of the beholder. If there were no light the objects would not be visible. But through this external light only the objects in the physical world become visible. For us to see things of a soul and spiritual nature, a light more radiant than the Sun must shine upon us. This light does not proceed from any external sun but from

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the source of light that we kindle in ourselves an unlawful way. Carbon by itself is pure. It heart without discrimination to everything we when we seek within for our higher, eternal self. becomes dirt only if it is wrongfully united encounter. Our experience is initially deceptive. This higher self has a different origin than our with water. Now, when water assumes its own However, when we make an effort to underlower self. The latter experiences our everyday form in a snow crystal, it separates out all that stand a being or a thing down to its origin in surroundings. However, everything that lives has united wrongly with it. So too does the the divine, then we also begin to love it. If I in this everyday environment has at some time human soul become pure if it separates out have a depraved human being standing in front come into being and will one day pass away. all that is improperly united with it. And the of me, then in no way should I love his or her Thus our experience of it has only a transitory divine, the imperishable belongs to the soul. depravity. Through such an act I would only value. And from such transitory experiences Every ideal, every thought of something great be in error and would not help the person at and our thoughts about them our transitory and beautiful belongs to the inner form of the all. However, if I reect on how this person self is built up. All things that become visible soul. And when it meditates upon such ide- has come to his or her depravity and if I help because of the Sun were, at one time, not in als, such thoughts, then it puries itself as the him or her to leave it behind, then I am helpexistence, and some day they will pass away. water puries itself in becoming snow crystal. ing the person and I myself struggle through Even the Sun came into existence at a certain And because the spiritual is purer than any- to the truth. I must seek everywhere to nd time and will one day pass away. But the soul thing material the higher self, that is, the how I can love. God is present in all things, but exists for the very purpose of recognizing the soul that lives in the heights, is purer than this divinity in any particular thing I must rst eternal in things. When one day the entire snow. seek. It is not the external aspect of a being or Earth will be no more, the souls who inhabthing that I should love straightaway, for this Finer than the ether ited it will still exist. And what these souls can be deceptive and I could easily love the Ether is the nest form of matter. But all error. But truth lies behind all illusion and we can have experienced on Earth they will carry with matter is still dense compared to the element always love truth. And if the heart seeks the love of truth them elsewhere as a memory. of soul. It is not the dense that is lasting in all beings, then there lives the spirit in the heart. Such It is the same as when a person does a good deed for me. The deed passes away, but what love is the garment the soul should always wear. Then the ll objects are these he or she has planted in my soul remains. And soul itself weaves the divine into things. denser thoughts of God. the bond of love that has thus united us does not pass away. What we experience is always The members of the school should take sevThe higher self, however, the source of something that endures within eral minutes a day to connect such thoughts to dissolves all things, and the us. We extract from things whatever endures the divine maxims of wisdom, which have been thoughts of God then live in it. and carry it into eternity. And when one day given to us by the masters out of their boundhuman beings are transplanted to a quite dif- And when the self is woven out less world-experience. They should never think ferent arena of action, they will bring with that they have completely understood a maxim, of such thoughts of God, then them what they have gathered here. And their but always assume that still more lies in it than it is finer than the ether. deeds in the new world will be woven out of they have already found. Through an attitude the memories of the old. There is no seed such as this we come to feel that in all genuine that does not bear fruit. If we are united with but the ne. The stone that we think of as wisdom lies the key to the innite, and in this someone by love, then this love is a seed and we matter, will pass away as matter. But the thought feeling we bind ourselves to the innite. will experience the fruit all through the future of the stone, which lives in the soul, remains. because we belong together with such a person God has thought this thought. And out of it It is not a matter of meditating on many throughout the future. Thus, something lives he made the dense stone. Just as ice is merely sentences, but rather of letting a little live in us that interweaves with the divine power solidied water, similarly a stone is simply a repeatedly in a soul that has become still. Durthat binds all things together into the eternal thought of God made dense. ing the meditation itself one should speculate All objects are these denser thoughts of God. very little, but rather quietly allow the content fabric of the universe. This something is our higher self. And this is more radiant than the The higher self, however, dissolves all things, of the sentences to work upon one. But apart Sun. The light of the Sun illuminates a per- and the thoughts of God then live in it. And from the meditation, during free moments in son from the outside only. The sun of the soul when the self is woven out of such thoughts the course of the day one should return to the illuminates a person from within. Therefore, it of God, then it is ner than the ether. content of the sentences and see what reecThe spirit in my heart We have only really tions one can draw from them. Then they is more radiant than the Sun. understood something when we have grasped become a living power that sinks into the soul Purer than snow with our heart. Intellect and reason are merely and makes it strong and vigorous. For when In itself everything is pure. It can become mediators for the hearts understanding. the soul unites with eternal truth, it lives in the impure only when it unites with something Through intellect and reason we penetrate to eternal. And when the soul lives in the eternal, that should not be united with it. In and divine thoughts. But once we have really taken then higher beings have access to it and can let of itself water is pure. But even the dirt in hold of the thought, then we must learn to their own power sink into it. dirty water would be pure if it were in and of love it. Gradually we learn to love all things. itself, if it had not united with the water in This does not mean that we should give our

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Benziger Family Winery: A Biodynamic Success Story


by William (Jens) Jensen

T been growing steadily around the world ever since Rudolf Steiner
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biodynamic gardening and farming methods has

gave his rst lectures on the subject almost a century ago. Biodynamic agricultural methods are based on deep spiritual insight and knowledge of cosmic relationships and the farmers practical ability to observe the natural environment holistically. The kind of people who work with the soil, plants, and animals are not generally impressed by lofty philosophical ideas and abstract concepts unless those ideas actually function in the eld to produce better results. Those who have taken the necessary time to learn and implement biodynamic methods know that they do in fact work. Beyond the obvious benets of producing healthier food, the purpose of biodynamics is to build the soil, leave the ground water clean, and help develop a healthy relationship between growers and nature, the Earth, the cosmos, and their own humanity. Most of us are familiar with the tragic scenario of farmers being caught in a vicious cycle of weeds, insects, and chemicals, or stories of ground water becoming so polluted that local residents are forced to move away or bring in fresh water while an environmental cleanup takes place. Its not just factories and pig farms that do this kind of damage; the methods of the corporate, monocultural farms run as conventional agribusinesses have led to the dangerous buildup of salts, metals, and harmful mineral imbalances in the soil and water table through the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides often made worse by combining these with mechanical watering and irrigation technologies.

growing and selling fruit or vegetables; for most independent vintners, the process begins with the particular joy and satisfaction that arises their personal relationship to the elds and vines themselves and then seeing the fruits of their labors turn into ne wines that can be enjoyed by thousands of people. Its truly a social processone in which the stereotypic lone Norwegian bachelor farmer would be completely out of place. Each vineyard arises from the vision of an individual or family, exists in a specic microclimate, and has its own unique soil composition and terrain, which in turn calls for a specic variety of grapevine. During most of the 1980s, six thousand acres of grape growing By the mid-twentieth century, however, a huge trend had developed in areas in the San Joachim Valley in California looked like a desert the industry. Large producers had moved toward making affordable and with grape vines stuck into dried mud. Herbicides killed all other more consistent wines that do not depend on season, place, or grower. plant life. Gallo Wine, a multi-billion dollar company, was on a chemical treadmill; insects developed resistance to chemical insecThey wanted to guarantee success by introducing articial ingrediticides in less than four years.* ents into the growing and winemaking processes. Naturally, there has Such problems dont belong only to the farmers; they affect our envi- been a serious downside to all of this. As Monty Waldin points out, ronment and trickle down through the production process and into from personal experience, in his excellent book, Biodynamic Wines, No the quality of the nal products we consume each day. Agribusiness one had considered the effect of vineyard modernization on wine qualrepresentatives and lobbyists generally claim that their methods are safe, ity. The impact of the new chemical treatments on the vines gradually efcient, and save the consumer money, but we and our children are but perceptibly threw the vines out of balance. We were forever playing likely to pay later through poor health and a ruined enviornment. How catch up against pests, diseases, and mineral deciencies in the vines. many of us now buy bottled water? Fifty years ago, such a concept was He also mentions the cash that tends to ow away from production and prot and toward the chemical industry. laughable, yet today people are beginning to buy

canned oxygen. In recent decades, there has been a groundswell of interest in biodynamics from a particular, perhaps unexpected, agricultural sector. Winegrowers around the world have been switching from the articial practices that the largest wine producers have come to consider essential. These courageous pioneers in the industry have begun to embrace organic and biodynamic methods. And their reasons for doing so have to do with more than just the quality of their products. Just imagine the vision and inspiration that leads a person to begin the long, hard work of clearing and preparing land, planting and tending a vineyard, and developing the skills needed to make unique, quality wines. The whole process goes far beyond simply

The Benziger Family Winery


On a very rainy April day this year, I had the opportunity to revisit one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived: Sonoma wine country in Northern California. The goal of my travels was the Benziger Family Winery and a visit with Mike Benziger, the inspiring force behind its inception and continued growth. It is perhaps the largest family-owned winery in California, with eightyve acres in twenty-nine distinct blocks of enological charisma. Benziger Family Winery pursues biodynamic methods more aggressively than perhaps any other winery in North America.

Winemaker Mike Benziger

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More than twenty years ago, Mike and Mary Benziger drove up Sonoma Mountain and saw an overgrown ranch that would eventually become Benziger Family Winery. With the help of Bruno Benziger, Mikes father and a wine and spirits importer from New York, they purchased the land. Much of Mikes family joined the effort during the following years, and, today, more than two dozen Benzigers live on or near the estate. The rst Benziger Family wines were produced to critical acclaim in 1981. In 1982, the family introduced the Glen Ellen brand and with it a new category of good wines at affordable prices, dubbed the ghting varietal. In 1993, the Benzigers sold their popular Glen Ellen brand to pursue the familys common goal to craft wines that authentically express the individual vineyards from which they are made, with integrity and an enduring respect for the land. The Benzigers live and breathe Sonoma County winegrowing. Theres an incredible moment when people get the idea of how grapes and wine are connected to a local area, says Mike Benziger. Its really a wow experience. If we can be the ones who usher in that experience for them, then were successful. It is this respect for the very local microclimate, or terroir (roughly, a sense of place), that underlines this dedication to quality winemaking and deep respect for the land. Biodynamics and terroir are a natural, even necessary, t. I spoke with Mike for two or three hours in a meeting room at the winery, as the rain poured outside and, at times, distracted him with concern about too much moisture, which could have signicantly delayed their springtime work in the vineyards. What came across most of all in his words was his love of the land, his passion for making wine, and his commitment to biodynamic methods. I began by asking him how one would go about establishing biodynamics on a vineyard, especially given the fact that such an operation involves so many people. First, of course, the staff had to be trained, which in many ways involves self-

training once the principles are understood. This is because observation is a key to the success of a biodynamic operation. The idea of observing, both in ordinary and in more subtle ways, came up repeatedly. For example, Mike explained that, since they dont use pesticides, they must constantly observe the landscape and ecosystem for signs that would indicate a possible increase in insects harmful to the vines and grapes; then they need to do something to prevent that from happening. They also had to diversify, creating what Mike referred to as OldWorld polyculture. Biodynamics requires a more holistic environment than that provided by conventional monoculture. It helps, for example, to interplant the vines with various types of other plants and owers that draw certain helpful insects and repel others. Such growth also helps maintain healthy soil. To my eye, it also adds a great deal of color and beauty to the landscape. It also helps to have animals and insectaries on the land. Each aspect does its part in the overall ecosystem. Since 1987, the Benzigers have practiced natural pest control at their Sonoma Mountain ranch. The elimination of all pesticides was achieved largely through the planting of three wildlife sanctuaries (land devoted to plants that attract benecial mites and bugs that prey on insects harmful to grapevines), as well as wetlands, gardens and careful cover crop rotation. Then I asked Mike about how he goes about training the staff at the winery:
I work with two types of people; I work with people who are really smart whove never had a lot of formal education, and I work with people who are very smart who have a ton of formal education. I know that this very general, but its my observation that people who are smart but dont have any formal education tend to see the relationships between things, whereas the people whove gone to school tend to see the components. In other words, the people who have more formal education see the gears, and the people with less education see how the gears mesh. As I said, the rock-bottom foundation of biodynamics is the relationship you form with the land. In biodynamics we dont have any magic, no silver bullets; we dont use chemicals. We cant make time go backward, so to speak, by spraying some kind of pesticide or herbicide or by using antibiotics. We have to see, through our powers of observation, the conditions that form problems and then act on those conditions. Once they become problems, its too late. So one of the things we did right at the beginning is to involve all of the employees in the process by learning biodynamics together. Biodynamics is a team sport. And I was a little nervous about explaining biodynamics to my Hispanic crew I mean, what are they going to think about this; how are they going to receive this? But I was blown away. They came to me and said, We couldnt understand why you didnt do things this way from the beginning. This is the way we always

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did things. They always had animals incorporated into their farms. They never had a farm that was all corn; it was corn and other vegetables all planted together. Their parents had these special teas and concoctions that they used to spray on the ground and on the vines that made the vines healthier and produce more. They were always scratching their heads, wondering why we were carrying on a more articial type of farming. Biodynamics is closer to the way they traditionally farmed, and they were the rst to see that the conventional methods arent working. It was creating pests that were harder to control, it was creating weeds that were impossible to eliminate over time. What does it say when you have to wear protective clothing, gloves, and a mask into the eld to work? Youre posting a skull and cross-bones and then asking workers to go into the eld the next day, and eventually selling that produce to consumers.

For the wine industry, the organic and biodynamic movements are still somewhat under the radar for most of the public, and the large, conventional producers still command most of the attention through their power to advertise, market, and mass-produce cheap wines. According to Mike Benziger, however, Theres a growing awareness of the quality of what people are putting into their bodies the baby boomers, say and a growing awareness of how things are produced, which involves young people more. We are at a tipping point. I think its only a matter of time before this [biodynamically produced wine] becomes a legitimate category. One of the attractions of biodynamic wines is the fact that biodynamics is a practice that lets you put the passion and the commitment of the people into the bottle of wine. Theres an advantage to being a smaller producer when it comes to changing over to biodynamics. The setting is more intimate, the investment in existing, conventional methods is much smaller, and the small, family-owned winery is not bound by the quarterly prots expected by shareholders of a large corporation.
The amount of consolidation that has taken place in the wine business is tremendous. In our valley alone, there used to be thirty family businesses. Now I dont think theres another winery in California that has as many family members involved as we do. The family business is under a lot of pressure, so when it comes to something like biodynamics, it gives the small producer the opportunity to

produce a distinctive product, giving us some point of difference in the marketplace. But by doing this, it takes a great commitment, because it takes ve or six years to change over and more for the process to become mature, where you see the results in the bottle of wine. When you really look at it, its a lifes work. Ive been doing this for thirty years, so this is a recommitment for me. Biodynamics has completely changed the way I view grapes and winemaking. Once you understand the principles and practice of biodynamics, you feel it as an obligationnot one that feels heavy, but one that feels right. And the neat thing about biodynamics is that you can do the right thing and make a better wine. This is where biodynamics and organics differ. In the past, say twenty years ago, you might by organic products, and they were okay, but you were mostly buying into the philosophy of it. But now the methodology exists, what I call natural technology, to make products of the highest quality and to do it in a way that increases the biological capital of the property over time. The denition of quality changes; it doesnt necessarily mean the biggest or strongest, but something distinct, something integrated with its environment. But biodynamics comes in only at the highest level. It cannot x mistakes, but help only if youre already a good farmer. You get into it because you believe it will take you to the next level, in this case being able to put what I call the four ngerprints on the bottle of wine: the ngerprint of the place; the ngerprint of the passion of the people who made it; the ngerprint of the varietal; and the ngerprint of the vintage. Today, the commodity is the varietal character; chardonnay, cabernetthese are starting to taste the same, whether theyre made in Australia, Chile, California, or Languedoc, because of the industrial methods. The use of chemicals eliminates nature; it eliminates the plants ability to bond with nature and to reect the environment its in. So the plant can produce only its varietal character. To create wines of distinction, you have to place those other three ngerprints on top of the varietal character. Thats what biodynamics specializes in, because it lets nature in.

For Mike Benziger, one of the most important aspects of biodynamics is ones connection with the land and with nature. People today are largely disconnected from nature. Most people work in ofces or in articial settings, and often going out into nature means going to a city
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stage in that process. So by very careful handling, the wine stays at its maximum quality. One of the things biodynamic products are known for is shelf-keeping capacity, their ability to stay in a very wholesome and fresh condition for a long period of time without preservatives.

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park or to an atrium. Food is bought mostly in stores without much thought of its natural origin. Its the connection with the land that gives the passion needed to farm biodynamically. Thousands of visitors come to the Benziger winery each year, and they are taken around the farm on a tour. Central to that tour is an explanation of biodynamics and what that means for the land, the people, and the wines. People come to understand that the process is very personal and intimate for those who work the land and make the wine, and it gives the visitors some sense of reconnecting with the land and nature. Biodynamics, Mike says, isnt so much a nancial commitment as it is a personal commitment, which is why it would be so difcult for large wineries to get into it. Youre going to be only as good in biodynamics as the amount of land you can love. He continues:
I think that the ability to observe and developing the organ of intuition is the most rewarding aspect of biodynamics. It forces you to pursue a path of personal development. You can go only so far in biodynamics without developing yourself to a higher level, through the practice of observation, through the practice of intuition, and through a certain reverence you develop for nature.

Successfully managing the winemaking process also means being proactive instead of being reactive. Once you nd yourself becoming reactive, you are merely trying to correct the past. Reactive agriculture is the conventional method. When bugs pose a danger, you spray poison. When weeds become a problem, you apply herbicide. Being proactive means looking ahead by communicating with the environment, so that you can anticipate and prevent problems before they occur. A unique quality of biodynamic wine that Mike mentioned is that it preserves the character of the place. In his vision, the grape vine acts as a kind of lens that captures the essence of the surrounding environment. And the eld itself acts as a collector in a broader sense, gathering the inuences of the cosmos, the earth, and so on. All of these inuences are gathered into the fruit. So it makes sense that the addition of chemicals at any point in the process pollutes the nal product. Another unique strength of biodynamic wine that he mentioned is its ability to evolve in the bottle. The grapes have so much energy in them that is preserved through the whole process, that they have this ability to become much more complex as the aging process goes on.
This approach to winemaking involves the fundamental idea that you can make a real difference only at the points of transition. Mike asserts that, if you mess around with the components, you only manipulate it.

The only place that you can really benet the process truly and keep it authentic is at the transition pointsthe harvest, fermentation, blending, aging, and so on. If youre very careful and very conscious at those points, you wont lose any energy; in fact, you may gain energy. But typically, transition points have always been places for energy to leak or to lose momentum. So in biodynamics, we try to maximize the energy that we collect every year, so that we have the maximum energy in the bottle and maximize the potential for evolution [of the wine]. Our job is to manage those transitionsto gain energy and quality during those transitions.

So far, Mike had talked about ones relationship with the land and working with nature. I wanted to know how the process of winemaking itself differs for a biodynamic winery.
We pick the grapes by hand, and they are culled several times. Then the grapes come in, and we have super, high-tech machinery that handles these grapes very gently and in a way that helps us extract the avor with none of the bitterness. Then they go into open-tank fementors, where they are exposed to the sky and we just supervise their fermentation. We dont add any yeast; we control their temperatures, and they go through a completely natural process. Once theyre nished, they go directly into the barrel, without any additions whatsoever. So nothing is added to the wine at all, until it goes into its second stage, when a small amount of sulfur dioxide is addedthe amount allowed by biodynamic regulations. Sulfur dioxide is part of the natural background, a natural part of the grape, but we add just a little to keep a certain level of protection. Grapes naturally turn into vinegar, and wine is just a momentary
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people youve met. We get to live here, and we get to manage transformation. Were involved in the transformation of people and of wine. Theyre inseparable, and thats what makes the wine unique the fact that it retains the passion of the people who make it. It could be argued that wine is one of the most impressionable liquids on Earthit denitely has one of the best memories ever. It remembers everything that you do to it, even positive and negative thoughts.

Upper pond for recycling water

But that takes a lot of work. It means understanding the process and when to leave it alone and when to intercede. Were paid a lot to do things; not doing things is different and requires breaking old habits. But it becomes much easier when you have the relationship with the vines and with the environment.

Mike called this the materiality of intentionality, or what Masaru Emoto talked about water in his Hidden Messages in Water (Atria, 2005). Material substances retain the memory and even take the shape of the thoughts of people nearby. It seemed obvious to me that, in many different ways, Mikes contagious enthusiasm certainly has a real and positive effect on the nal product in the bottle. In the end it became obvious to me that there is no separation between the relationship with the land and working with nature and the winemaking itself. The whole process is reected both in the wine and in the people who make it. I ended my visit with a rainy tour of the vineyards with Mike Benziger and Barney Barnett. The grounds are surrounded by the beautiful green of Sonoma Mountain, Jack London State Park, and terraced

I also met Barney Barnett, the winerys organizational consultant. For more than fteen years, he has worked with the family and workers by applying a sort of biodynamic approach, or energy management system, to the organizational and social environment. This practice of deep observation is intended to maximize and ne-tune the organization so that each years production reaches its optimum potential. It involves the same process that Mike just mentioned; whether its in the eld or around the team sitting around the table, its a matter of managing those states of energy.
What were always trying to doand this is the meaning of transformationis organize energies into a higher state. And the meaning of biodynamics is your ability to order the diversity on your property into a transcendent state. We are probably the luckiest

vineyards. The land includes an impressive compost pile; a small outbuilding where the various biodynamic preparations are processed; and two linked ponds that purify the water used in the production process and recycle three to four million gallons of water per year for use on the land. Finally, we visited my favorite spot, a cave-cellar with the aroma of oak barrels that includes a banquet area.
* New Trends in Agriculture: Biodiversity and Wetlands Reclamation, Ecologia Newsletter, no. 28, January/February 1994. Suggested Reading: Monty Waldin, Biodynamic Wines, London: Mitchell Beasley, 2004. Nicholas Joly, Wine from Sky to Earth: Growing & Appreciating Biodynamic Wine, Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 1999. RelatedWebsites: Benziger Family Wine: www.benziger.com. Imagery Estate Winery: www.imagerywinery.com.

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70 Years A-Growing 83 23 Abouleish, Ibrahim According to Luke 49 49 According to Matthew Agriculture 83 84 Agriculture Course Alchemy 31 53 Allen, Joan deRis Allen, Paul M. 53 74 Allison, John Almon, Clopper 27 34 Almon, Joan Americas Global Responsibility 68 Ancient Myths 40 Angels 47 67 Anschutz, Marieke Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine 61 Anthroposophical Understanding 66 of the Soul Anthroposophy & the Inner Life 38 25 Anthroposophy in Everyday Life Apocalypse of Saint John 51 25 Approaches to Anthroposophy Approaching the Mystery of Golgotha 4 25 Archangel Michael Archetypal Feminine in the Mystery Stream of Humanity 58 Archiati, Pietro 29, 47, 55, 72 76 Architecture Architecture As a Synthesis of the Arts 76 76 Art Aspects of Human Evolution 40 31 Atlantis At Home in the Universe 25 33 At the Dawn of a New Age Aurora 82 5 Autobiography Awakening to Community 29 Background to the Gospel of St. Mark 49 Bamford, Christopher 56 12 Banerjee, Maria Nemcov Bareld, Owen 41 73, 74 Barnes, Christy Mackaye Barnes, Henry 33 79 Barnes, John Battle for the Soul 26 47 Bauer, Dietrich Baum, John 45 77 Bayes, Kenneth Becoming Aware of the Logos 55 53 Beginnings of Christianity Ben-Aharon, Jesaiah 41, 68 82 Benesch, Friedrich Benson, J. Leonard 74 66 Bento, William Beuys, Joseph 75 67 Beyond the Forest 21 Beyond the Medical Meltdown Bibles Hidden Cosmology 53 72 Bingham, Hiram A. Biodynamic Agriculture 84 10 Biodynamic Farm Biodynamic Food & Cookbook 21 Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar 2007 84 Bittleston, Adam 73 74 Blackboard Drawings Black Earth 72 81 Blattmann, Georg Blaxland-de Lange, Simon 20, 37 Blessed by Illness 62 Bock, Emil 51 71 Bock, Friedwart Bockemhl, Jochen 82 83 Bortoft, Henri Bott, Victor 60 43 Bridge over the River Brody, Judit 80 60 Broken Vessels Builders of Camphill 71 55, 58 Bulgakov, Sergei Bulwer-Lytton, Sir Edward 72 50 Burning Bush Buttner, Gottfried 74 59 Calendar 19121913 Calendar of the Soul 18 71 Case of Valentin Tomberg Challenge of the Times 68 28 Chance, Providence & Necessity Chartres 77 79 Childhood and Human Evolution Children and Their Temperaments 67 Children Who Communicate before They Are Born 47 47, 56, 67 Childs, Gilbert Childs, Sylvia 47 61 Child Is Born, A Christianity as Mystical Fact 5 52 Christian Book of the Dead Christian Hermetic Astrology 84 31 Christian Rosenkreutz Christmas Conference 30 30 Christmas Foundation Christ and Sophia 7 56 Christ and the Son of Man Chronicle of the Living Christ 53 76 Colour Colquhoun, Margaret 80 Complete Healing 61 Conford, Philip 70 68 Confronting Conict Cook, Wendy E. 21, 63 Cookery Book for Patients with Cancer or 64 Precancerous Conditions Coping with Evil 10 Correspondence & Documents 33 Cosmic Christ 55 Cosmic Christianity 84 14 Cosmic Memory Crisis Points 65 43 Crossing the Threshold Cycle of the Seasons 59 Cycle of the Year As a Path of Initiation 59 dHerbois, Liane Collot 76 65 Daisley, Jenny Davids Question 50 82 Davidson, Norman Davy, John 80, 81 72 Dawnwatchers Dead Are with Us 18 54 Deeper Secrets in Human History Deighton, Hilda 13 Destinies of Individuals and of Nations 41 Developing Biodynamic Agriculture 84 79 Developmental Dynamics Deverell, Dor 43 Diet and Cancer 61 Disciple Whom Jesus Loved 50 79 Does It Matter? Dostoevsky 12 63 Douch, Geoffrey Drake, Stanley 44 75 Dream Song of Olaf steson Druids 31 79 Earth-Friendly Earthly Knowledge & Heavenly Wisdom 28 59 Easter Festival Easton, Stewart 34 28 East in the Light of the West Eclipses 20052017 78 78 Eco-Geography Edelglass, Stephen 81 14 Edmunds, L. Francis Edwards, Lawrence 81 Egyptian Myths and Mysteries 40 Ellison, Arthur 82 Emerson and Science 80 Encounters with Angels 48 Endless Trace 45 Enigma of Sunspots 80 Enlivening the Chakra of the Heart 38 Enterprise of the Future 68 Esoteric Aspect of the Social Question 68 Esoteric Christianity 52, 55 Esoteric Development 38 Esoteric Lessons 19041909 3 Esoteric Studies (Marie Steiner) 28 Esoteric Studies (Vreede) 29 Eternal Individuality 71 61 Evans, Michael Evelyn Francis Capel 71 28 Evil Evolution of the World & of Humanity 40 80 Ewald, Axel Expanding Tonal Awareness 77 61 Extending Practical Medicine Freemasonry and Ritual Work 4 82 Falck-Ytter, Harald Fall of Sophia 58 71 Farrer, Frances Festivals and Their Meaning 59 52 Fifth Gospel Finding the Greater Self 73 53 Fingals Cave Floride, Athys 69 80 Flowforms Foodwise 63 37 Forward, William Foundations of Curative Eurythmy 77 30 Foundation Stone Foundation Stone/The Life, Nature & Cultivation of Anthroposophy 30 Foundation Stone Meditation (Steiner) 18 Founding a Science of the Spirit 31 78 Fourth Dimension Four Seasons & the Archangels 59 28 Freedom As Spiritual Activity Frieling, Rudolf 54, 57 65 Friends and Lovers From Beetroot to Buddhism 32 55 From Christianity to Christ From Comets to Cocaine 32 32 From Crystals to Crocodiles From Elephants to Einstein 32 52 From Jesus to Christ From Limestone to Lucifer 32 32 From Mammoths to Mediums From Stress to Serenity 65 32 From Sunspots to Strawberries From the History and Contents of the First Section of the Esoteric School 3 Future is Now 36 73 Garber, Bernard Gardening for Life 84 81 Gebert, Hans Genesis (Steiner) 49 54 Give Us This Day Giving Judas a Chance 72 68 Glasl, Friedrich Glckler, Michaela 62 Gnosis, the Mysteries & Christianity 55 Goddess 31 62 Goebel, Wolfgang Goerg, Hartmut 47

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How the New Art of Eurythmy Began 77 24 How to Know Higher Worlds How Wide the Heart 8 29 Human and Cosmic Thought Human Encounters and Karma 69 62 Husemann, Armin Husemann, Friedrich 61 Hymns to the Night/Spiritual Songs 73 Illustrated Calendar of the Soul 59 73 Imaginations Music Incarnation of Ahriman 14 50 Incredible Births of Jesus Inner Nature of Color 74 Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine 60 Introduction to Anthroposophical Medicine 60 14 Introduction to Anthroposophy Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path 24 65 In Search of Home Iscador 62 57 Isis Mary Sophia Jacobi, Michael 83 65 Jenkinson, Angus Jesus, the Master Builder 54 16 Jocelyn, John Johanson, Irene 48 74 Jones, Michael Jones, Noragh 65 54 Joseph of Arimathea Judaism & Anthroposophy 29 40 Karma of Materialism Karma of Untruthfulness 19 46 Karmic Relationships Kaspar Hauser 71 56 Kelber, Wilhelm Keyserlingk, Adalbert Count 84 51 Kings and Prophets Kipp, Friedrich 79 Kirchner-Bockholt, Margarete 77 Klett, Manfred 83 39 Klocek, Dennis Knowledge of the Higher Worlds 24 10 Koepf, Herbert Koster, Margje 64 81 Kranich, Ernst-Michael Khlewind, Georg 38, 55, 66 22 Ladwein, Michael Lady & the Unicorn 74 7 Lazarus, Come Forth! Lectures on Divine Humanity 58 Legend 72 Leonardo da Vinci 22 Lievegoed, Bernard 26, 65, 66, 69 Life between Death and Rebirth 44 Life beyond Death 44 Life for the Spirit 33 Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness 66 Light, Darkness, and Colour 76 in Painting Therapy Light beyond the Darkness 43 41 Light for the New Millennium Lindholm, Dan 48 39 Lipson, Michael Living Architecture 77 73 Living with the Dead 66 Love & the World Love and Its Meaning in the World 26 38 Lowndes, Florin Lukas Clinic 64 58 MacDermot, Violet Macrocosm and Microcosm 37 44 Madill, Betty Madsen, Jon 56 72 Maher, Barry Maier, Georg 81 69 Male and Female Manifestations of Karma 47 66 Man on the Threshold Marcus, Christopher 72 Marie Steiner 71 Marriage of Sense & Thought 81 79 Martin, Graham Dunstan Martyn, Philip 43 Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy 26 Matthews, Paul 76 30 May Human Beings Hear It! McCausland, Bruce H. 10 72 McLaughlin, Gerald T. Mead, G. R. S. 57 26 Meaning of Life Meaning of Love 66 11 Measure of Endurance Medicine 62 63 Medicine, Mythology & Spirituality Medicine for the Whole Person 63 Meditations on the Signs of the Zodiac 16 Meditative Prayers for Today 73 62 Mees, L. F. C. Meeting Rudolf Steiner 34 75 Merry, Eleanor Meyer, T. H. 37, 41 Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man 26 Millar, Gabriel Bradford 44 11 Mishler, William More Messages from the Angels 48 Most Holy Trinosophia 58 Murphy, Christine 62, 63 Mysteries (Steiner) 35 Mysteries of the East and of Christianity 42 Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres 35 Mystery of Arthur at Tintagel 56 Mystery of John the Baptist . . . 52 Mystery of Physical Life 81 Mystery of the Two Jesus Children 52 Mystery of the Universe 41 Mystery Streams in Europe 69 Mystics after Modernism 35 23 Myth of the Nativity Natures Open Secret 81 Nature of Substance 64 48 Nature Spirits & What They Say Nature Spirits 48 53 Necessary Evil Necessity and Freedom 42 27, 52 Neseld-Cookson, Bernard New Eyes for Plants 80 New Mysteries 16 New Spirituality 56 56 New Testament New Testament Studies 57 72 Nicaea Ninetta Sombart 76 54 Ninth Century & the Holy Grail Novalis 73 Nutrition 63 Obuchowski, Peter 80 42 Occult History Occult Movement in the 19th Century 42 Occult Physiology 64 Occult Science 25 8 One Language One Step at a Time 44 75 Opening Our Moral Eye Oppenheimer, Sharifa 13 80 Origins of Natural Science Origin and Development of Language 42 67 Our Twelve Senses Outline of Esoteric Science 25 20 Owen Bareld (biography) Paddock, Fred 29 13 Palermo, Gina Parchment, a novel 72 57 Paths of the Christian Mysteries Pelikan, Wilhelm 16 70 Personal World Phases 65 35 Philosophy, Cosmology & Religion Philosophy As an Approach to the Spirit 34 24 Philosophy of Freedom Pietzner, Carlo 37 57 Pistis Sophia Pogacnik, Ana 8 8 Pogacnik, Marko Polarities in the Evolution of Mankind 42 Powell, Robert 53, 58, 84 Prayers and Graces 74 Prayers for Parents & Children 73 Principles of Biodynamic Spray and Compost Preparations 83 Principles of Spiritual Science 35 42 Principle of Spiritual Economy Projective Geometry 81 17, Prokoeff, Sergei O. 28, 30, 33, 34, 42, 52, 56, 59, 71

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Index of Books & Authors Psychology of Body, Soul & Spirit 67 Pusch, Hans 78 47 Querido, Ren Rainbow Over the River 44 20 Raising the Soul Ramsbotham, Richard 75 56 Realities of Prayer Reality, Truth & Evil 37 Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric 56 Redemption of Thinking 36 12 Reilly, R. J. Reincarnation and Immortality 46 46 Reincarnation and Karma Reincarnation in Modern Life 47 57 Religion Reminiscences of Rudolf Steiner 34 69 Renewal of the Social Organism Results from the Biodynamic Sowing 84 and Planting Calendar Rhythm of the Christian Year 51 75 Richards, M. C. Rodger, Iain 61 12 Romantic Religion Rosicrucianism & Modern Initiation 30 Rosicrucian Unity of Science, Religion, and Art 5 Rosicrucian Wisdom 36 72 Rowe, Martin Rudolf Steiner (biography) 33 33 Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction... Rudolf Steiner: Herald of a New Epoch 34 33 Rudolf Steiners Philosophy Rudolf Steiners Research into Karma and the Mission of the 34 Anthroposophical Society Rudolf Steiners Vision of Love 27 Rudolf Steiner & the Founding of the New Mysteries 33 26 Rudolf Steiner Speaks to the British Ruland, Heiner 77 Saint Paul 51 Sardello, Robert 66 Schaefer, Christopher 70 Schilling, Karin V. 45 Schilthuis, Willy 84 Schmidt-Brabant, Manfred 16, 57, 58 Schroeder, Hans-Werner 53, 55 Schulz, Andreas 83 Schur, Edouard 41 Schwenk, Theodor 6, 82 Schwenk, Wolfram 6, 83 Science 81 Science & the Paranormal 82 Science and Art of Healing 64 Sease, Virginia 16, 57, 58 Secrets of Metals 16 36 Secret Brotherhoods Secret Heresy of Hieronymus Bosch 75 34, 56 Seddon, Richard Seeing Christ in Sickness and Healing 53 39 Seers Handbook Sekem 23 27 Self Transformation Selg, Peter 53 82 Sensitive Chaos Shards from the Heart 73 77 Siegloch, Magdalene Singing and the Etheric Tone 13 76 Sing Me the Creation Sir George Trevelyan 71 Sky Phenomena 82 Sleigh, Julian 65 62 Slice of Life Social and Political Science 69 Social Issues 70 Soesman, Albert 67 Solovyov, Vladimir 58, 66 Sophia 58 78 Souls Awakening Souls Long Journey 50 Souls Awakening 78 Soulways 65 Sources of Inspiration of Anthroposophy 27 Speaking, Listening, Understanding 69 Speech of the Grail 67 Spiegler, Mado 29 Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy 36 41 Spiritual Event of the 20th Century Spiritual Foundation of Morality 27 42 Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe Spirit Healing 64 65 Springboard Stairway of Surprise 39 39 Start Now! Star Children 66 45 Staying Connected Stein, Walter Johannes 54 28 Steiner, Marie Steiner, Rudolf 3, 4, 5, 14, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 52, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 76, 78, 81, 83, 84 52 Stolp, Hans Strachan, Gordon 53, 54, 77 Study Companion to An Outline of Esoteric Science 27 Sturgeon-Day, Lee 62 Suchantke, Andreas 78 Sucher, Willi 84 81 Sun Sun Mystery & the Mystery 3 of Death and Resurrection Sussman, Linda 67 37 Swassjan, Karen Temple Legend 36 24 Theosophy Thinking beyond Darwin 81 44 Though You Die Threefold Mary 51 36 Threefold Nature of Destiny Three Years 51 44 Thresholds Time of Decision with Rudolf Steiner 34 7 Tomberg, Valentin Tourmaline 82 70 Towards Social Renewal Toward a Phenomenology of the Etheric World 82 37 Toward Imagination Transformation of Evil 17 Transforming Earth Transforming Self 37 Transforming People and Organizations 70 19 Transforming the Soul, 1 & 2 Transparent Realities 37 65 Treichler, Rudolf Trumpet to the Morn 37 56 Twelve Holy Nights Twentyman, Ralph 63, 64 37 Ultimate Communion of Mankind Uncovering the Voice 77 27 Understanding the Human Being Understanding Water 83 67 Understand Your Temperament! 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