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Rosicrucian Wisdom (Theosophy of the Rosicrucian) - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookRosicrucian Wisdom - An Introduction
14 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Previously titled: Theosophy of the Rosicrucian

In Rosicrucian Wisdom - an Introduction, one of his most complete introductions to modern spirituality, Steiner speaks out of the stream of Rosicrucian teaching. But rather than borrowing old ideas from historical tradition, Steiner presents a wholly new contribution arising from the results of his own spiritual examinations using modern spiritual faculties.

He talks of the modern Rosicrucian path as being appropriate for the spiritual seeker, but warns that Rosicrucian teaching should not be taken as abstract theory. Rather than remaining in the head, or even the heart, spiritual ideas should reach into daily action, transforming all aspects of life. Steiner goes on to describe many facets of spiritual truth, including the evolution of the world and the kingdoms of nature, the law of destiny (karma), the fact of spiritual life after death, reincarnation, ways of developing spiritual vision, humanity’s past and future evolution, and much more.

Trans: rev. J. Collis (14 lectures, Munich, 22 May to 6 June 1907, GA99); 184pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1 85584 063 4; 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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