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Ancient Myths And The New Isis Mystery - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookAncient Myths and the
New Isis Mystery

8 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery, Rudolf Steiner looks at the Egyptian myths, as well as those of  the ancient Greeks and Hebrews, and illustrates how the myths expressed the consciousness of the people of that time. He describes how the Osiris-Isis story is an expression of the Egyptian experience of the loss of direct experience of the supersensible world. Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery shows the relationship between the loss of higher consciousness in this earlier cultural period and the challenge we face today to bring new life to our abstract ways of understanding the world and ourselves.

Steiner then offers a remarkable story, a new Isis legend. In the Egyptian myth the veiled Isis states, "I am the All, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future; no mortal has yet lifted my veil." In the New Isis legend as told by Rudolf Steiner, the Isis figure states, "I am the Human Being, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil." This extraordinary story is a challenge to modern humanity to awaken to a new way of thinking, a new consciousness of the spiritual forces at work in our lives and in society, and to bear that new spirit within us with ever greater understanding and sense of responsibility.

Trans: various (7 lectures, Dornach 4 - 13 Jan 1918, GA180, 1 lecture, Dornach 24 Dec 1920, GA 202); 180pp
Anthroposophic Press
ISBN: 0 88010 377 9; paperback

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See also Egyptian Myths and Mysteries


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