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The Being of Man and his Future Evolution - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookThe Being of Man and his Future Evolution
9 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Questions that cannot be answered within the realm of sense experience mount up and, being unanswered, remain problems that have a disturbing effect on life. The wide scope and deep insight of this small collection of lectures by Rudolf Steiner show how well qualified anthroposophy is to throw light on life, both its everyday occurrences and its deeper aspects.

These pages contain a fascinating insight into the spiritual nature of such matters as illness and karma, original sin, laughing and weeping, different rhythms in the bodies and being of man; as well as deeply illuminating descriptions of man's creation as the image of God, the origin and mission of illness and humanity's path to freedom.

Trans: P. Wehrle (9 lectures, Berlin 1908-09, GA107); 148pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 0 85440 405 8; paperback



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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