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REINCARNATION, KARMA AND LIFE AFTER DEATHspacerRUDOLF STEINER

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AN EXERCISE FOR KARMIC INSIGHT

'There is the possibility of a comparatively quick maturing of insight into karmic relationships if, for a considerable time, we try patiently, and with inner energy, to picture with greater and greater consciousness an experience which would otherwise simply take its course, without being properly grasped, and fade away in the course of life...

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AN EXERCISE FOR KARMIC INSIGHT

Audio Book

read by Peter Bridgmont

'There is the possibility of a comparatively quick maturing of insight into karmic relationships if, for a considerable time, we try patiently, and with inner energy, to picture with greater and greater consciousness an experience which would otherwise simply take its course, without being properly grasped, and fade away in the course of life...'

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AT HOME IN THE UNIVERSE

Exploring Our Suprasensory Nature

Previously published as Supersensible Man.

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

“What may be seen in the thoughts and memories left behind in the souls of those who love the dead is certainly added to the world that the dead need directly, but it also elevates, improves the existence of the dead. We could compare this to art in the physical world, but there is no comparison, because it is uplifting for the dead, an improvement, in a sense far superior to the way in which art improves the physical world for us. Thus, it has a deep meaning when we unite our thoughts with those of the dead.” (from the first lecture)

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THE DEAD ARE WITH US

'All historical life, all social life, all ethical life, proceed by virtue of the co-operation between the so-called living and the so-called dead. Our whole being can be infinitely strengthened when we are conscious not only of our firm stand here in the physical world, but are filled with the inner realization of being able to say of the dead whom we have loved: they are with us, they are in our midst.'

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THE DEAD ARE WITH US

Audio Book

read by Peter Bridgmont

In this valuable lecture Rudolf Steiner speaks with clarity about life after death, and explains how those on the earth can keep a connection with loved ones who have passed on. He describes the conditions in the environment of the dead, the advantages as well as the dangers of connecting with the dead, the importance of the moments of waking and going to sleep, the significance of dying in childhood and old age, and the appropriateness of different types of funeral services.

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DEATH AS METAMORPHOSIS OF LIFE

The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner

This jewel of a book - consisting of seven lectures given in various cities, mostly in 1918 - movingly and with great spiritual maturity and rare emotional intensity expresses Rudolf Steiner's wisdom, insight, and compassion.

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INFLUENCE OF THE DEAD ON DESTINY

In these extraordinary lectures, Steiner explicates the manifold ways in which the so-called dead participate continuously in the lives of those on Earth. He begins by using concrete examples to establish the fact that the boundary between the physical and spiritual worlds is “right in the middle of the Human being”. It is in the gap between the “sensory”, or motor, nerves. According to Rudolf Steiner, there are not two kinds of nerves but only one, divided by a gap, or interruption, that is in fact the boundary between physical and spiritual realities.

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THE KARMA OF UNTRUTHFULNESS

Secret Societies, the Media, and Preparations for the Great War - Volume 1

Although these lectures were given during 1916, they have much to teach us about the political spin, media distortions, propaganda and downright lies we encounter on a daily basis in public life. Rudolf Steiner's calm and methodological approach penetrates the smokescreen of accusations and counterclaims, of illusion and untruth, surrounding the Great War. Hiding behind this fog, and under the guise of outer events, he reveals the true spiritual struggle that is taking place. His words give a deeper understanding of the politics and world conflicts that confront us today through the filter of the media.

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THE KARMA OF UNTRUTHFULNESS

Secret Societies, the Media, and Preparations for the Great War - Volume 2

Although these lectures were given during 1916, they have much to teach us about the political spin, media distortions, propaganda and downright lies we encounter on a daily basis in public life. Rudolf Steiner's calm and methodological approach penetrates the smokescreen of accusations and counterclaims, of illusion and untruth, surrounding the Great War. Hiding behind this fog, and under the guise of outer events, he reveals the true spiritual struggle that is taking place. His words give a deeper understanding of the politics and world conflicts that confront us today through the filter of the media.

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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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KARMIC RELATIONSHIPS

Esoteric Studies

Volume 3

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 inherent in 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 5

The difference between "moon karma" and "sun karma", the influences of Christian and Mohammedan thinking, the transformation of inner human qualities from one life to the next, and much more.

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KARMIC RELATIONSHIPS

Esoteric Studies

Volume 6

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 inherent in 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 7

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 inherent in 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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LIFE BETWEEN DEATH AND REBIRTH

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LIFE BEYOND DEATH

Selected Lectures

Although western humanity has conquered the outer world with the aid of technology and science, death remains an unsolved and largely unexplored mystery. Rudolf Steiner, an exceptional seer, was able to research spiritually the question of what happens to human consciousness after the physical body passes away. In these remarkably matter-of-fact lectures he affirms that life continues beyond death. Far from being dissipated, the individual's consciousness awakens to a new reality, beginning a great journey to the farthest expanses of the cosmos. Here it embarks on a process of purification and preparation.

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MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA

Why do people have such differing events and circumstances to deal with in their lives? What are the meanings of diseases, illnesses, accidents and natural disasters? From his clairvoyant spiritual research, Rudolf Steiner speaks of karma, or destiny, as a reality - an actual scientific phenomenon which can and should be understood today.

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OUR DEAD

Memorial, Funeral, and Cremation Addresses

This book collects Rudolf Steiner's memorial, funeral, and cremation addresses, as well as a sampling of prayers and meditations for the dead. The context, intimate and sober with grief, means that his intent is quite other than if he had been speaking in a lecture hall. His primary concerns "while based on spiritual-scientific research and, in some cases, the actual living expression of it in real time" are ethical and existential and, at the same time, ceremonial and communal. He stands as speaker before and for the living "relations, friends, and community members" and for the one who has died, even, in a way, for the greater "cloud" of all the dead. With his feet planted firmly on the Earth, Steiner moves seamlessly between the sensory-physical, embodied world and the invisible, suprasensory, discarnate one. Speaking in an intimate, personal manner to both worlds, he unites the living and the dead with words that are both practical and healing.

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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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REINCARNATION AND KARMA

In this set of lectures, which contains some of Steiner's most important teachings on the subject, Rudolf Steiner describes the development of "feeling memory" and gives many other exercises that lead to real knowledge of karma and reincarnation. Examples are also given of how karmic effects pass between incarnations and the impact of the idea of reincarnation on our moral lives is clearly shown.

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SPIRITUAL LIFE NOW AND AFTER DEATH

Forming Our Destiny in the Physical and Spiritual Worlds

Rudolf Steiner delivered these lectures near the end of 1915 and the beginning of World War I, when the issue of death and destiny weighed on the minds of many in Europe. He describes the process of crossing the threshold of death to life in the spiritual world; the soul’s experience immediately after death and the process of forming one’s destiny, or karma, while we remain on Earth and later in the spirit world. Steiner also discusses the importance of our connection with those who have died and how love and reverence to the memory of the dead must be united with our love for the physical world, and how we can strengthen ourselves through meditation.

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A WESTERN APPROACH TO REINCARNATION AND KARMA

Edited by René Querido

'Vista' series

René Querido presents an historical overview of the western perspective of karma and rebirth, which he places in context with the spiritual-scientific research of Rudolf Steiner. He has chosen a representative selection of Steiner's lectures and writings that discuss the causes and effects of karma in relation to world events, natural phenomena, illness, and much more.

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REINCARNATION, KARMA AND LIFE AFTER DEATHspacerOTHER AUTHORS

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BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER

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

Anon

Communications from a young musician names Sigwart to 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.

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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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THE PATH OF THE SOUL AFTER DEATH

The Community of the Living and the Dead as Witnessed by Rudolf Steiner in his Eulogies and Farewell Addresses

Peter Selg

Rudolf Steiner saw relationships with the dead as the 'religious attitude of the future', in the highest sense. Becoming comfortable with thinking and speaking of the dead as concretely as we speak of the living will profoundly affect human activity. To Steiner, the 'enlivening' and even the 'sanctification' of earthly existence are not merely connected directly with our relationship to death and to the deceased; in fact, that relationship deepens these qualities and makes them possible. Steiner spoke frequently about death and the human soul's continued existence, as well as about the importance of establishing a new kind of community that unites spiritually active human souls that endure beyond death.

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THE SOUL'S LONG JOURNEY

How the Bible Reveals Reincarnation

Edward Reaugh Smith

Here are amazing insights showing reincarnation to be deeply and powerfully revealed in the Bible's most fundamental aspects. How and why have these insights escaped attention for so long? At last, they are uncovered here by a confluence of conventional Bible study and the epochal spiritual discoveries of Rudolf Steiner.

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UNBORNNESS

Human Pre-existence and the Journey toward Birth

Peter Selg

As anyone who has had a child knows, newborns enter the earthly world as beings different from their parents. They arrive with their own individuality, being, and history. From the beginning, they manifest an essential dignity and a unique 'I', which they brought with them from the spiritual world.

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WHERE ARE YOU?

Coming to Terms with the Death of My Child

Karin V. Schilling

The author's 14-year-old daughter Saskia died instantly in a car accident. This is her account of the long odyssey to understanding.

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