Dying Earth and Living Cosmos: The Living Gifts of Anthroposophy - The Need for New Forms of Consciousness

Steiner, Rudolf

Published by Rudolf Steiner Press, 2015
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These authoritative lectures, delivered during a period of deep crisis and conflict in world history, present a comprehensive spiritual teaching for contemporary humanity. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: HRQC5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 156 x 40. Weight in Grams: 620. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781855844193

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Synopsis: The building of the Goetheanum – undertaken by a community of people from seventeen nations at war – forms a thematic backdrop to the lectures. In speaking of the walls in the new building, for example, Rudolf Steiner describes how their forms are not confining, but rather express an openness to the surrounding cosmos. Likewise, the carved motifs on the architraves of the wooden pillars are not fixed ‘symbols’ but are alive and continually metamorphosing . These observations are reflected in Steiner’s broader discussions. He speaks of extending and deepening our connection with the world and the cosmos, going beyond our usual narrow limits and definitions to engage in ‘community with the realities of existence’. We can do this, for example, with the so-called ‘dead’, who find it difficult to relate to sense-bound thinking. Rudolf Steiner explains how we can connect with them, greatly enriching our lives and ‘making an enormous difference to their souls’. The distinction between fixed symbols and living motifs takes us to the core of anthroposophy, striving never to rest in inert forms of thought. In the field of education, Steiner thus warns about ‘external measuring’ of pupils and linear models of cognitive learning.

About the Author: Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was born and grew up in Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia). He became a scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the terms Anthroposophy and Spiritual Science for his philosophy, spiritual research, and discoveries. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.

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