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AN INTRODUCTION TO EURYTHMY

The art of eurythmy strives to make the invisible visible in a harmonious and disciplined play of color, form, sound, and motion. During the early years of the twentieth century when eurythmy was young and little known, Rudolf Steiner's introductory talks prepared nearly 300 audiences for their encounters with this wholly new way of presenting drama, poetry, and music through human movement. Full of life and creativity, these talks illuminate the richness underlying the spiritual laws of this new art form.

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ANTHROPOSOPHY AND THE INNER LIFE

An Esoteric Introduction

Although these nine lectures were given to an audience that had been studying anthroposophy, or spiritual science, for many years, they were nevertheless described by Rudolf Steiner as an ‘introductory course’. Given shortly after the Christmas Foundation Meeting, in which Rudolf Steiner refounded and renewed the Anthroposophical Society, these lectures reformulate the content of spiritual science from a condensed, personal, experiential point of view. What Steiner presented in his fundamental work Theosophy in a descriptive, systematic way, is complemented here with great intensity, challenging us to cultivate a living experience of the spiritual nature of ourselves and of the world. This volume is therefore an invaluable companion to the book Theosophy.

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ARCHITECTURE AS PEACEWORK

The First Goetheanum, Dornach, 1914

“We need to create an energetic culture of peace—not idle talk of peace, but the real peace that can arise only out of a concrete, mutual understanding of the various individual cultures.”
—Rudolf Steiner (lecture 2)

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ART HISTORY

as a Reflection of Inner Spiritual Impulses

"I am going to show you a series of reproductions, of slides, from a period in art history to which the human mind will probably always return to contemplate and consider; for, if we consider history as a reflection of inner spiritual impulses, it is precisely in this evolutionary moment that we see certain human circumstances, ones that are among the deepest and most decisive for the outer course of human history, expressed through a relationship to art." —Rudolf Steiner

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AWAKE! FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE

The implications of the worldview that arises from Anthroposophy—the life’s work of Rudolf Steiner—are both primary and far-reaching. More nuanced than any remotely comparable approach, his work not only suggests the need for a fundamental alteration of our deeply ingrained tendency to accept passively the received wisdom of staid conventionality, it also provides the concrete framework—for anyone with the will to do so—to wake up to reality in an entirely new way. In short, this work and its implications are, therefore, both radical and possibly quite powerful. If this were not true, Anthroposophy would have no real impact and no real enemies. However, this has not been the case.

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AWAKENING TO COMMUNITY

"We are firmly in our understanding of things of the spirit only when we do not rest content with abstract spiritual concepts and a capacity to express them theoretically, but instead grow into a sure belief that higher beings are present with us in a community of spirit when we engage in spiritual study. No external measures can bring about anthroposophical community-building. You have to call it forth from the profoundest depths of human consciousness." —Rudolf Steiner

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BUILDING STONES FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA

Human Life in a Cosmic Context

‘If one is unable to conceive of the Christ mystery as a true reality, one also cannot develop any ideas and concepts relating to the rest of world existence that are imbued with reality, which really penetrate to the truth’. – Rudolf Steiner

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COMMUNICATING ANTHROPOSOPHY

The Course for Speakers to Promote the Idea of Threefolding

From time to time, reading Rudolf Steiner’s Collected Works, one encounters a previously unknown set of lectures that seems to promise no more than a rather specialized content, of interest primarily to those concerned with its apparent theme—here a preparatory course for those about to embark on a speaking tour to promote the “threefolding” of society. Then one discovers various subthemes that unexpectedly spark new insights, not only into Anthroposophy, but also into Steiner himself, who suddenly appears in a new light. In such cases, we may encounter a passage or lecture that illuminates, challenges, and ultimately transforms what we think we know, and our perspective changes. Our habitual understanding falls away, and we grasp that what we are reading is not information or description; it is a call to act in a new way. Thereby, we are no longer simply readers, but also participants in the adventure of Anthroposophy.

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DYING EARTH AND LIVING COSMOS

The Living Gifts of Anthroposophy – The Need for New Forms of Consciousness

These authoritative lectures, delivered during a period of deep crisis and conflict in world history, present a comprehensive spiritual teaching for contemporary humanity. Despite the raging world war, Rudolf Steiner was still actively touring Central Europe whilst simultaneously completing work on his architectural masterpiece, the first Goetheanum, in neutral Switzerland.

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THE EARLY HISTORY OF EURYTHMY

Notebook entries, addresses, rehearsals, programs, introductions to performances, and a chronology, 1913–1924; Talks given before 16 eurythmy performances in Bottmingen, Dusseldorf, Munich, Berlin, Dornach, Stuttgart, Ilkley, and Penmaenmawr

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THE ELECTRONIC DOPPELGÄNGER

The Mystery of the Double in the Age of the Internet

‘Large temptations will emanate from these machine-animals, produced by people themselves, and it will be the task of a spiritual science that explores the cosmos to ensure all these temptations do not exert any damaging influence on human beings.’

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ETERNAL AND TRANSIENT ELEMENTS IN HUMAN LIFE

The Cosmic Past of Humanity and the Mystery of Evil

In what has been referred to as ‘the most advanced course in anthroposophy’, Rudolf Steiner addresses one of the great questions of our time: the role of evil in human development. He speaks of the year 666, when three time streams intersected – the familiar linear stream and two ‘lateral’ streams – and the reoccurrence of the 666-year rhythm in history. At the heart of this mystery is the being Sorat (‘the beast’), who attempted to flood humanity with premature spiritual knowledge by inspiring the scholars of the ancient Academy of Gondishapur. Although responsible for the saving of Aristotle’s works, Steiner describes how the Academy generated tremendous but dangerous gnostic wisdom, which eventually spread through the Christian monasteries and inspired Western scientific thought. Its immediate negative impact, however, had to be counteracted by the Prophet Muhammad and the founding of Islam.

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FROM SYMPTOM TO REALITY

in Modern History

In a radical approach to understanding current affairs and history, Rudolf Steiner presents a method of penetrating to the hidden causes and realities that lie behind outer appearances. Contemporary life cannot fully be understood by an analysis that is restricted to external events, he says. Deeper levels of meaning are revealed when one begins to view such events as symptoms. The causes of these symptoms – the reality behind them – are to be discovered on other levels of existence.

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HUMAN AND COSMIC THOUGHT

Rudolf Steiner demonstrates that there are twelve main philosophical standpoints, and that the future of philosophy rests not upon defending one and refuting the others, but in learning to experience the validity of them all.

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THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Past and Present – Occult Fraternities and the Mystery of Golgotha

‘To live in truth, to wish to be true in one’s whole being, will be the watchword of the future.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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THE INFLUENCES OF LUCIFER AND AHRIMAN

Human Responsibility for the Earth

In these lectures, Steiner focuses on the vital task of developing the proper orientation toward a free spiritual life. With great compassion and understanding, he offers telling examples of how humanity must walk a conscious middle way between the two tempting powers of Lucifer and Ahriman. He describes the incarnation of Lucifer in the third millennium before the Christ event, out of which flowed not just the wisdom of paganism, but also the conscious intellect we enjoy today. Ahriman, on the other hand, is shown approaching human beings through such phenomena as materialism, nationalism, and literalism, all in preparation for his incarnation in the third millennium.

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INITIATION SCIENCE

and the Development of the Human Mind

In an astonishing series of lectures on the science of spiritual knowledge, Rudolf Steiner begins by addressing an audience in Dornach, Switzerland – where, only months earlier, his architectural masterpiece, the first Goetheanum, had been destroyed by fire. He discusses the nature of our planetary system, revealing the planets that are characterised by freedom and those that determine destiny. The spirits of the moon live in seclusion, preserving ‘original wisdom’ and reflecting powers connected to sexuality, whereas the sun creates harmony. Jupiter is ‘the thinker’, whilst the spirits on Saturn act as ‘living memory’. Speaking in London, Steiner states that the things that happen to people in sleep are more important than anything that occurs during waking hours! Human beings, he says, must learn to see themselves as an image of spirits and spiritual activities on earth.

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KARMIC RELATIONSHIPS

Esoteric Studies

Volume 8

During 1924, before his last address in September, Rudolf Steiner gave over eighty lectures on the subject of karma to members of the Anthroposophical Society. These profoundly esoteric commentaries examine the underlying laws of reincarnation and karma, and explore in detail the incarnations of specific historical figures. In Rudolf Steiner’s words, the study of karma is ‘... a matter of penetrating into the most profound mysteries of existence, for within the sphere of karma and the course it takes lie those processes which are the basis of the other phenomena of world existence...’

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KARMIC RELATIONSHIPS

Esoteric Studies

Volume 2

During 1924, before his last address in September, Rudolf Steiner gave over eighty lectures on the subject of karma to members of the Anthroposophical Society. These profoundly esoteric lectures examine the underlying laws of reincarnation and karma, and explore in detail the incarnations of certain named historical figures. In Rudolf Steiner's words, the study of karma is '…a matter of penetrating into the most profound mysteries of existence, for within the sphere of karma and the course it takes lie those processes which are the basis of the other phenomena of world-existence...'

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LIFE OF THE HUMAN SOUL

and its Relation to World Evolution

How are we connected to the world around us? This question, says Rudolf Steiner, is one that lives subliminally, drawing us into the depths of the psyche. There, our candle of consciousness tends to flicker and go out. But spiritual schooling can relight it, so that we learn to perceive realms of our being beyond the restricted self.

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MANTRIC SAYINGS

Meditations 1903 - 1925

Soul exercises, 1903-1925 (CW 268)

Transform yourself for the sake of the world.
Learn to practice thinking, feeling, sensing, and willing without egoism.
Let your work be the shadow that your I casts
when it is shone upon by the flame of your higher self.

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MICHAEL’S MISSION

Revealing the Essential Secrets of Human Nature

‘...This will generate a struggle covering the face of the whole earth. The one and only remedy for this nonsense being made of human evolution will be the path that can lead humanity to the spirit – the path of Michael, which finds its continuation in the path of Christ.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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MUSIC

Mystery, Art and the Human Being

‘Our neurosensory system is inwardly configured music, and we experience music as an artistic quality to the degree that a piece of music is in tune with the mystery of our own musical structure.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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NATURE SPIRITS

Selected Lectures

Based on knowledge attained through his highly-trained clairvoyance, Rudolf Steiner contends that folk traditions regarding nature spirits are based on spiritual reality. He describes how people possessed a natural spiritual vision in ancient times, enabling them to commune with nature spirits. These entities - which are also referred to as elemental beings - became immortalised as fairies and gnomes in myth, legend and children's stories.

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NUTRITION

Food, Health and Spiritual Development

Our instinctive knowledge of which foods are helpful and which are harmful appears increasingly to be fading. We are bombarded with advice, information and prescriptions as to what we should eat and drink, but the issues surrounding nutrition - questions of health, diet, taste, even ecology and sustainability - remain largely unresolved.

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OUR CONNECTION WITH THE ELEMENTAL WORLD

Kalevala – Olaf Åsteson – The Russian People

The World as the Result of Balancing Influences

The heart of this volume comprises Rudolf Steiner’s commentary on the elemental forces that are responsible for our earthly nature as human beings – forces that influence us through our membership of a national or geographical group. When such elemental forces are not recognised and understood, he states, they cause conflict and chaos. However, Steiner indicates an important accompanying task that calls upon each human being to develop individuality, emancipating ourselves from the earthly influences underlying national and racial groups.

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PATHS AND GOALS OF THE SPIRITUAL HUMAN BEING

Life Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science

Speaking to audiences in Denmark, Germany and France, Rudolf Steiner discusses a wide range of topics: from positive and negative human soul capacities, true self-knowledge and karma, to changes in human consciousness, from ancient times to the modern era – all in the context of the incarnation of Christ on earth.

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THE PRESENCE OF THE DEAD

on the Spiritual Path

What is the relationship between those who have died and those who remain alive on earth? Can we help those now in the spiritual world? Can they help us?

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PROBLEMS OF SOCIETY

An Esoteric View, From Luciferic Past to Ahrimanic Future

‘Whatever turbulent outward events occur in the world, whatever form is taken by things seeking to work their way out of the depths of human evolution, we only really hearken to the true, underlying nature of these events ... if we observe the world from a spiritual perspective.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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REIMAGINING ACADEMIC STUDIES

Science · Philosophy · Theology · Education · Social Science · Theory of Language

“Each day Dr. Steiner opened the session dedicated to a particular branch of science with an introductory lecture.... These were amazing sketches—with an illuminating clarity and a sure brush stroke. Dr. Steiner painted a picture of each scientific field exactly as it was supposed to be in the future, seen from the anthroposophic perspective. With regard to the future tasks...these introductory lectures were like scientific sketches of an artist, in which the whole painting could be revealed to the viewer.” (a member of the audience)

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RHYTHMS OF LEARNING

(Revised second edition) Introduction by Roberto Trostli

What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents, and Teachers

“The primary task of a Waldorf teacher is to understand the human being in body, soul, and spirit. The approach, the curriculum, and the methods of an education that can address the whole child will grow from this understanding.” —Roberto Trostli

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THE ROSE CROSS MEDITATION

An Archetype of Human Development

The Rose Cross meditation is central to the western – Rosicrucian – path of personal development as presented by Rudolf Steiner. Steiner repeatedly referred to the meditation as a ‘symbol of human development’ that illustrates the transformation of the human being’s instincts and desires. These work unconsciously in the soul, and in thought, feeling and will. Through personal development, the ‘I’ – the essential self – can gain mastery over these unconscious forces of the soul.

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SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

The Spiritual Human Being

The lectures in this book were delivered by Steiner in 1921. Today, their content remains valid and the world situation even more desperate and in need of change in keeping with spiritual-scientific knowledge. The need for developing "consciousness of the self as the spiritual essence of the free, individualistic, single-personality human being" is one of Steiner's unique contributions to the evolving history of humankind. This book marks another milestone on that path.

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SELF-KNOWLEDGE

The Journey to Wisdom

Higher Knowledge, the Guardian of the Threshold and the Power of Christ

Many spiritual traditions speak of a ‘guardian’ or ‘dweller’ who protects the threshold to the spiritual world, warning the unprepared to pause in their quest for access to higher knowledge. The Guardian reveals the consequences of our negative actions and points to the full reality of our untransformed nature. This experience is said to be one of the deepest and most harrowing on the inner path, but is an essential precondition to any form of true initiation.

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SHAKESPEARE

Becoming Human

‘Like so much of Renaissance Art, Shakespeare’s work bears an open secret. The esoteric spiritual content is undisguised, though it may be unexpected and not always immediately recognized. And, like all the great artistic achievements... this work remains incomplete until we recognize and respond to its open invitation that we become active participants.’ – from the Introduction

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SOUL EXERCISES 1904-1924

Word and Symbol Meditations

"The whole world stands facing the human soul—dark, unknown as the blue of the sky. But what is unknown comes. The human soul must feel this coming as its own extinguishing. Sensing this self-extinguishing is followed by the right to re-create oneself anew from the outer world that has been absorbed.... "I am 'I.'"

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TOWARD A NEW THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE

The First Goetheanum in Pictures

“Yes, we really did try to carry out an architectural program here that was unprecedented, but it had to happen. If others hadn’t dared to do such a thing at various times, there never would have been progress in the evolution of humanity.” —Rudolf Steiner

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TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHRIST

Theosophy and Rosicrucianism – The Gospel of John

‘All existence is spirit. Just as ice is water, so matter is also spirit. Mineral, vegetable, animal or human – all are a condensed form of spirit.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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TRUTH-WROUGHT-WORDS

And Other Verses and Prose Passages

Written works by Rudolf Steiner

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THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL APPROACH TO MEDICINE

An Outline of a Spiritual Scientifically Oriented Medicine: Vol. 1

Edited by doctors Friedrich Husemann and Otto Wolff

Today's medicine is strongly influenced by natural science, which focuses entirely on the material nature of reality. Molecular biology has become the foundation of modern medicine with the result that today's medical industry chases after technology to solve all its problems. In the process it is losing its own essence as it moves into fields increasingly alien to human nature as a whole.

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THE COMMUNITY COOKS

Edited by Susanne Bennett

Illustrated by Elizabeth Auer

The Community Cooks is melting pot of favorite recipes collected from the families of the Pine Hill Waldorf School and the Wilton/Temple Farm Community in Wilton, N.H.

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DEVELOPING THE SELF

Through the Inner Work Path in the Light of Anthroposophy

Lisa Romero

“Through taking hold of all that lives in us, we participate consciously in the transformation of our particular personal self—which is often closed to higher insights—toward a greater possibility of experiencing a living, dynamic spiritual life that awakens our being and serves the progression of the world in which we live.” —Lisa Romero

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTHROPOSOPHY SINCE RUDOLF STEINER'S DEATH

An Outline and Perspectives for the Future

T.H.Meyer

This volume begins with Thomas Meyer's assessment of Anthroposophy's evolution since Rudolf Steiner’s death and its future prospects. He offers an overview of the eighty-seven years of the development of the anthroposophic movement and the Anthroposophical Society, the worldwide organization headquartered in Dornach, Switzerland, since the death of its founder.

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EVERYDAY EURYTHMY

Exercises to Calm, Strengthen and Centre

A Workbook for Daily Practice

Sivan Karnieli

With drawings by Nina-Sophie Jutard-Graewe

‘Eurythmy, if you have heard of it at all, is more than you realize. It is certainly different from how it usually appears...’

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ARTISTIC THERAPY

Founded upon Spiritual Science

The Nature and Task of Painting Therapy

Margarethe Hauschka

Based on many years of medical, artistic, therapeutic and anthroposophical experience, the author presents a concentrated foundation for the development of artistic therapy and the training of therapists. Although written with the painting therapist in mind, this clearly-formulated book – the fundamental work in its field – will also be of interest to those involved in medical and general therapeutic work, as well as to serious students of anthroposophy. It includes fifty full-colour examples from Hauschka’s course at the School for Artistic Therapy.

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HOW TO CREATE THE STAR OF YOUR FAMILY CULTURE

The Heaven on Earth Workbook

Sharifa Oppenheimer

In this gem of a book, parents are offered an exploratory approach to the principles introduced in Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children. Using excerpts as leading thoughts, as well as “The Star of Family Culture” as a guiding image, parents are given a warmhearted lens through which to view their family life.

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HUMAN ENCOUNTERS AND KARMA

Athys Floride

This marvellous book begins to unfold a path of community—an interhuman spiritual path—and shows how we can begin to regain the sacred in our everyday lives through an awareness of past and future karma—our full humanity—in our relationships with those around us. Beginning with the moment before the encounter, the author shows how, from that moment on, we can enter a process that parallels the Mass: annunciation, sacrifice, transubstantiation, and communion.

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INHABITING INTERDEPENDENCE

Being in the Next Economy

John Bloom

In this insightful book, John Bloom, author of The Genius of Money, explores approaches toward transforming the conventional habits of mind and practice that have led to today’s imbalance in our economic life and in society as a whole. Acknowledging that money has permeated almost every aspect of daily life—including our relationships to nature and to one another—Bloom asks:
How and why did we arrive at our current forms of social practice, including organizational life and governance?

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INTO THE HEART'S LAND

A Century of Rudolf Steiner's Work in North America

Henry Barnes

Henry Barnes—the author of A Life for the Spirit—brings us a comprehensive view of the development of the anthroposophic movement in North America. During its initial phase in the early 1900s, Americans began to return from Europe with word of an individual who spoke about the spiritual world from direct experience. The first spritual-scientific initiatives began in New York in the 1930s and spread across the prairies to the West Coast and beyond—to Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii—taking root in the hearts and minds of the “new world.”

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Change from the Inside Out

Torin M. Finser

“To achieve great things two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time.” —Leonard Bernstein

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LIVING INNER DEVELOPMENT

The Necessity of True Inner Development in the Light of Anthroposophy

Lisa Romero

“The future of such spiritual esoteric movements as ours will depend more and more upon the realization that the spiritual development of humankind is a necessity.” —Rudolf Steiner

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MEMORIES OF RUDOLF STEINER

and Marie Steiner-von Sivers

Anna Samweber

‘I rang the bell, the door opened, and there stood Rudolf Steiner in person. I was so taken aback that I dropped the basket which burst open and all my clothes and underclothes, together with my other belongings, were lying at the feet of the Doctor. A ball of wool got away and rolled between Dr Steiner’s feet into the long corridor. Somewhat surprised, but amused, he said: “I have never been greeted in this way.”’

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THE MICHAEL SCHOOL

And the School of Spiritual Science

Peter Selg

When Rudolf Steiner embarked on the esoteric lessons of the First Class in the newly founded Esoteric School at the Goetheanum, he suggested that the School for Spiritual Science as an esoteric institution had, in the years preceding the Christmas Foundation Meeting of 1923, become estranged from its intrinsic task. This volume closely investigates those matters—to which Steiner referred only briefly—tracing the development of Rudolf Steiner’s idea of the School in relation to the Michael community, which he first discussed at length in his lectures on karma, given in parallel to the First Class lessons.

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PEARLS OF THOUGHT

Words of Wisdom

A selection of quotations by Rudolf Steiner

‘Truth is simple only for those who first wrestle their way through multiplicity. It is like a thread of many pearls.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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A PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN DIGNITY

Ad Dekkers

Originally published in the Netherlands in 2011, this book is the result of a life's work devoted to developing the craft of psychotherapy in a way that leaves the therapist's and the client's own responsibilities intact and that stimulates a direct, open, and honest link with day-to-day reality.

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REVELATION

A Cosmic Perspective

Edward Reaugh Smith

With this major work, Edward Reaugh Smith concludes his singular series on the Bible and Anthroposophy. Understanding the Book of Revelation presents the ultimate challenge to those who wish to penetrate its deepest meaning—a spiritual mountain whose summit has remained beyond reach to most people. Paradoxically, in spite of its name, Revelation is the most veiled and mysterious book in the Bible.

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

Volume 1 (1861–1890): Childhood, Youth, and Study Years

Peter Selg

“This biography does not aim for completeness, but focuses on Rudolf Steiner’s being, intentions, and journey—aspects that must not be obliterated by the many events, foundations, and people involved with Anthroposophy.... It wants to convey (to quote Emil Leinhas) ‘the immense greatness and unique significance of this individuality who radiates out over the centuries.’” —Peter Selg (from the introduction)

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

Volume 2 (1890-1900): Weimar and Berlin

Peter Selg

“It makes no sense to stop where Goethe stood. Yet we cannot progress unless we absorb Goethe deeply and allow ourselves to be wholly inspired by the impulses he brought into the world. This cannot be achieved as quickly as people today would like this to happen. There is nothing for it; anyone who was careless enough to live at the end of the nineteenth century must bear it.” —Rudolf Steiner, July 18, 1891

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

Volume 2 (1890-1900): Weimar and Berlin

Peter Selg

“It makes no sense to stop where Goethe stood. Yet we cannot progress unless we absorb Goethe deeply and allow ourselves to be wholly inspired by the impulses he brought into the world. This cannot be achieved as quickly as people today would like this to happen. There is nothing for it; anyone who was careless enough to live at the end of the nineteenth century must bear it.” —Rudolf Steiner, July 18, 1891

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

Volume 3 (1900–1914) Spiritual Science and Spiritual Community

Peter Selg

“Without new impulses humanity will be overwhelmed and paralyzed—in ways we cannot even imagine today—by the domination of mere outer technology. Humanity will perish because all religious, scientific, philosophical, artistic, and—in a higher sense—ethical interests would be torn from the human soul. Without new spiritual impulses we will become living machines.” —Rudolf Steiner (CW 158)

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

Volume 3 (1900–1914) Spiritual Science and Spiritual Community

Peter Selg

“Without new impulses humanity will be overwhelmed and paralyzed—in ways we cannot even imagine today—by the domination of mere outer technology. Humanity will perish because all religious, scientific, philosophical, artistic, and—in a higher sense—ethical interests would be torn from the human soul. Without new spiritual impulses we will become living machines.” —Rudolf Steiner (CW 158)

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

1914–1918: The Years of World War I (Vol. 4)

Peter Selg

In volume 4, Peter Selg continues his thorough and careful exploration into Rudolf Steiner’s life and work, focusing on the period of 1914 to 1918 and World War I. Steiner experienced the assassination in Sarajevo as a deeply serious tragedy that would inevitably lead to war and lamented the widespread reluctance to regard such critical events with the appropriate earnestness and concern.

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RUDOLF STEINER, LIFE AND WORK

1914–1918: The Years of World War I (Vol. 4)

Peter Selg

In volume 4, Peter Selg continues his thorough and careful exploration into Rudolf Steiner’s life and work, focusing on the period of 1914 to 1918 and World War I. Steiner experienced the assassination in Sarajevo as a deeply serious tragedy that would inevitably lead to war and lamented the widespread reluctance to regard such critical events with the appropriate earnestness and concern.

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RUDOLF STEINER’S MISSION AND ITA WEGMAN

Margarete and Erich Kirchner-Bockholt

‘Because I felt that he knew how things were, I said simply:“I will stay with you.” Then he said significant things to me that I was not to repeat. A very ancient karma existing between him and myself was renewed. It was not until many years later that I first realised the significance of that meeting.’ – Ita Wegman

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SAUCY TOMATOES AND BLUEBERRY THRILLS

A Humorous Harvest from the Biodynamic Farm

John Bloom

Is farming funny (punny)?
Biodynamic farming?

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SEX EDUCATION AND THE SPIRIT

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society

Lisa Romero

A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our well-being, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography—as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time—but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.

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SPEECH - INVISIBLE CREATION IN THE AIR

Vortices and the Enigma of Speech Sounds

Serge Maintier

How the sounds of spoken language arise is ultimately still a mystery to researchers. Acoustic phonetics has analysed sound phenomena, whereas articulatory phonetics determines the physiological formation of spoken language. Little is known about the air, however, the central element of speech both within and immediately outside the body as it relates to audible sounds.

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A SPIRITUAL ROADMAP

Walking the Path in the Twenty-first Century

Michael Hedley Burton

An investigation into the “threshold”—what it is, how humanity is meeting it today, and how it can be crossed

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STEINER AND KINDRED SPIRITS

Robert A. McDermott

“Philosophy has to proceed comparatively. The best we can do is to develop the rival alternative conceptions in each important domain as fully and carefully as possible, depending on our antecedent sympathies, and see how they measure up. That is a more credible form of progress than decisive proof or refutation.” —Thomas Nagel, American philosopher

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SUFFERINGS OF THE NATHAN SOUL

Anthroposophic Christology on the Eve of World War I

Peter Selg

“Humanity must embark upon a conscious grasp of today’s events. For this reason, we must come to know Christ better, and this is connected with insight into the nature of the human being, Jesus of Nazareth.”—Rudolf Steiner

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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN EVOLUTION

A Spiritual-Scientific Study

Ernst Katz

After some three millennia, why write anything further on the Ten Commandments? They have been discussed, parsed, codified, moralized, and much more. In this book, Ernst Katz discusses the Ten Commandments in terms of the evolution of human consciousness, suggesting that we need to view this ancient moral guide in whole new ways.

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