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Living With the Dead - Rudolf Steiner book of meditations for maintaining a connection to those who have died

Living with the Dead
Meditations for maintaining a connection to those who have died
Collected verses and meditations by Rudolf Steiner

In this collection of meditations, Rudolf Steiner offers hope and consolation to the bereaved.  The first section features words of wisdom on death and its deeper spiritual meaning; the second part consists of verses which stress the continued links between the living and the dead, indicating how our thoughts can help those who have departed earthly life; and the third section is devoted to poems which express something of what those who have died experience in their new existence.

Sophia Books
64pp; 16 x 11 cm; hardback
ISBN: 1 85584 127 4


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.