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Aspects of Human Evolution - Rudolf Steiner anthroposophy bookAspects of Human Evolution
8 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

The lecture series, Aspects of Human Evolution, examines the subject of the soul's own evolution and its need to develop and progress in a variety of ways. Steiner shows how the natural development of the soul in our age stops at about the age of 27, and how this number has been gradually decreasing over millennia. After this age we no longer inwardly grow unless we bring it about through our own efforts. He also shows how through exertion of our thinking and feeling, we can keep our soul alive and growing. This he describes as the only thing which can keep this incarnation a satisfying one throughout the full course of our life. Through inner activity, we can develop right into old age, each year becoming richer and more interesting than the one before, rather than the expected decline into weariness or senility in our latter years.

Steiner also explains that comprehending how we arrive at aesthetic assessments depends on an understanding of the higher members of the human being and their relationships to the lower members. This volume and The Karma of Materialism comprise the German GA 176.

8 lectures, Berlin May - July 1917, from GA 176
Anthroposophic Press/Rudolf Steiner Press
186pp, paperback

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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', which he defined as 'the consciousness of one's humanity', and the disciplined methods of studying this he termed ‘spiritual science’.  As a highly developed clairvoyant and spiritual initiate, he spoke from his direct cognition of the spiritual world. However, he did not see his work as religious or sectarian, but rather sought to found a universal 'science of the spirit'.

His many published works (written books and lectures) - which include his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development - invite readers to develop their own spiritual faculties.  He also provided indications for the renewal of many human activities, including education - both general and special - agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. He wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe, and in 1924 founded the General Anthroposophical Society which today has branches throughout the world.


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