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Therapeutic Insights - Rudolf Steiner - Earthly and Cosmic LawsTherapeutic Insights
Earthly and Cosmic Laws
5 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In these five lectures, Rudolf Steiner offers a variety of therapeutic insights which relate our organs and their functions to cosmic processes which they mirror. He looks at how the ancient Greek perceived our constitution in terms of the four elements: earth, water, air and fire and the therapeutic relevance of this outlook, as well as various psychological abnormalities and their organic origins.

Here we are offered a view of our bodily nature, not simply as a mechanistic structure which curiously has a conscious element associated with it, but as an expression of spiritual causes, as well as the subsequent cause of soul effects in the current life time and formative effects in the next.

Table of Contents:

Lecture 1, Dornach, June 24, 1921
The lawfulness within the earthly world, the cosmic world, the world soul, and the world spirit; the mineral, plant, and animal worlds and the world of the human being; the ancient Greek and the element water.

Lecture 2, Dornach, June 26, 1921
The human being and the elements.

Lecture 3, Dornach, July 1, 1921
The nature of hallucination, fantasy, and imagination.

Lecture 4, Dornach, July 2, 1921
Spiritual knowledge of the organs and their working over into the next earthly life; memories, compulsive thoughts, raving madness, hallucination; rational therapy.

Lecture 5, Dornach, July 3, 1921
Life between death and a new birth; judgment and conclusion; the human being as memory pictures and love; influences of Lucifer and Ahriman on the human being.

Mercury Press
5 lectures; Dornach 24 June - 3 July 1921; GA205
90pp; paperback
ISBN: 0-936132-66-3

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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking.

From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are literally thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6,000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.


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