A second, wiser self guides us through life. Without it we would not go far, for it is what makes us human. In the first years of life – before memory and ego – it guides us to stand upright and to learn to speak and think. Then we exchange this wisdom, which is still connected to the spiritual hierarchies, for our ego-consciousness. Yet it remains ever-present and through meditation we can consciously connect to it. What or who is this wisdom? It is the same higher self of humanity that lived in Jesus during the years between the Baptism and the Crucifixion. This mind-bending book constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of the working of the Christ impulse in humanity.
Rudolf Steiner Archive Document: On The Gospel of St. John A lecture delivered in Berlin, on June 26th, 1905. Authorized translation from the German of Notes unrevised by the lecturer. Translator unknown. GA Unknown. The German original of this lecture is available only in the form or notes and the text is not always complete or its full meaning clear. This should be borne in mind when reading the following attempt at an adequate translation.
These are perhaps Steiner’s most exciting lectures on the fundamentals of social renewal. Among the themes he considers are spiritual science as a knowledge of action; the twelve senses of the human being in their relation to Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition; the science of initiation and the impulse for freedom; and viewpoints on the forming of healthy social judgments. This volume provides a wealth of inspiration showing that healing will come to social life when the inner mobility of soul acquired through spiritual science is allowed to mold new social forms.
Through spiritual science, Rudolf Steiner was able to extend the scientific knowledge of his day — in which he was well grounded — into new realms. In these advanced lectures, Dr. Steiner gives new insights into the processes of health and illness in the human organism, elaborating on the substances and processes which treat illness.
Four lectures given at Dornach, Dec. 23-26, 1920. The Search for the New Isis, Divine Sophia, is a revised edition of these four lectures previously available in typescript. They appear as Lectures 13, 14, 15, 16 in: The Bridge between Cosmic Spirituality and the Physical Constitution of Humans, and in German as, Die Bruecke Zwischen der Weltgeistigkeit und dem Physichen des Menschen. Die Suche Nach der Neuen Isis, der Goettlichen Sophia. Der Mensch in seinem Zusammenhang mit dem Kosmos. (Bibliographie–Nr. 202) They were published in 1970.
These four lectures, Cosmic History, Greek and German Mythology, are from the German edition that bears the title, Kosmische Geschichte. Esoterik in der Griechischen und Germanischen Mythologie, (Volume 90f in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).
This volume provides an overview of Steiner’s views on the nature and constitution of the human being, life after death and before birth, the laws of karma, the epochs of evolution, and the future of humanity. This was part of Steiner’s early work of building up the content of anthroposophy and is an excellent complement to his basic books.
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