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Guardian Angels - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookGuardian Angels
Connecting with Our Spiritual Guides and Helpers
6 selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Compiled and introduced by Margaret Jonas
Translated by Pauline Wehrle

Traditional folklore has spoken of guardian angels who guide and protect us. Although there are numerous stories of the miraculous intervention of these beings, some people still write them off as myth and superstition. Based on his own personal experience and cognition, Rudolf Steiner spoke of angels and other spiritual beings as concrete reality. Their existence, he said, is a spiritual and scientific fact that can be researched and studied by a disciplined clairvoyance (as opposed to channelling/mediumship or visions). One of his aims was to enable people to connect again with these spiritual beings not only for their own benefit, but also for the benefit of the kingdoms of nature and for the whole destiny of the earth's evolution. In his writings and lectures Steiner intended to lead people from belief to recognition, knowledge, and understanding of spiritual beings. In these six specially selected lectures, which until now have lain hidden away in very early publications or journals, he describes the role of the guardian angel and discusses our relationship to the heavenly hierarchies of spiritual beings as a whole and how they shape our human form as a result of their cosmic activity.

As many people today are awakening to angelic guidance in their daily lives and are beginning to seek it consciously, these lectures will help them to understand their experiences and to make this important relationship into more of an ever-present awareness.

Trans: P. Wehrle (6 selected lectures); 144pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
1 85584 073 1; paperback

See also: Angels


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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