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From Crystals to Crocodiles - Answers to Questions by Rudolf SteinerFrom Crystals to Crocodiles
Answers to Questions
10 discussions with workers at the Goetheanum (1924)
Translated by Matthew Barton
Previously titled: The Human Being in Body, Soul and Spirit

The remarkable discussions in this volume took place between Rudolf Steiner and workers at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. At Steiner's instigation, the varied subject matter was chosen by his audience. He took. their questions and usually gave immediate answers. The astonishing nature of these responses their insight, knowledge and spiritual depth is testimony to Steiner's outstanding ability as a spiritual initiate and profound thinker.

 Accessible, entertaining and stimulating, the records of these sessions will be a delight to anyone interest in the spiritual aspects of the sensory-phenomenal world.

In this particular collection, Steiner deals with topics ranging from crystals to crocodiles!  He discusses, among other things, speech and languages; left-handedness; dinosaurs; Lemuria; turtles and crocodiles; oxygen and carbon; ancient giant oysters; the moon, sun and earth; the Old Testament; the real nature of Adam; breathing and brain activity; dreams; sugar; the liver and perception; brain cells and thinking; cancer and its origin; diabetes; the eyes of animals; Paracelsus; alcohol; and migraine.

Rudolf Steiner Press
178pp; paperback
ISBN: 1 85584 107 X

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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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