Working with Anthroposophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1621510573

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 95

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Posted in BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Eye of the Needle

Bernard Lievegoed, His Life and Working Encounter with Anthroposophy : an Interview with Jelle Van Der Meulen

Author: Bernard Lievegoed,Jelle van der Meulen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869890506

Category: Anthroposophists

Page: 103

View: 5126

Bernard Lievegoed led a creative life as a psychiatrist, a pioneering doctor working with children with special needs and a management consultant who founded the NPI Institute for Organisation Development. His books such as Phases, Man on the Threshold, Towards the 21st Century and Developing Communities reflect his wide ranging interests. How did Lievegoed combine such profound inner, spiritual research so productively with his pioneering social, medical, educational and management work?
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Spiritual Science as a Foundation for Social Forms

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780880101523

Category: Religion

Page: 309

View: 5258

These are perhaps Steiner's most exciting lectures on the fundamentals of social renewal. Among the themes he considers are spiritual science as a knowledge of action; the twelve senses of the human being in their relation to Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition; the science of initiation and the impulse for freedom; and viewpoints on the forming of healthy social judgments. This volume provides a wealth of inspiration showing that healing will come to social life when the inner mobility of soul acquired through spiritual science is allowed to mold new social forms.
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D.N. Dunlop, A Man of Our Time

A Biography

Author: T. H. Meyer

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 190699966X

Category: Religion

Page: 436

View: 8687

D.N. Dunlop (1868-1935) combined remarkable practical and organizational abilities in industry and commerce with gifted spiritual and esoteric capacities. A personal friend of W.B. Yeats and Rudolf Steiner, Dunlop was responsible for founding the World Power Conference (today the World Energy Council), and played leading roles in the Theosophical Society and later the Anthroposophical Society. In his business life he pioneered a cooperative approach towards the emerging global economy. Meyer’s compelling narrative of Dunlop’s life begins on the Isle of Arran, where the motherless boy is brought up by his grandfather. In a landscape rich with prehistoric standing stones, the young Dunlop has formative spiritual experiences. When his grandfather dies, he struggles for material survival, but devotedly studies occult literature. The scene moves to Dublin, where Dunlop becomes a friend of W.B. Yeats and the poet-seer A.E., and develops an active interest in Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy. Arriving in London via New York, Dunlop is now a lecturer, writer and the editor of a monthly journal – but alongside his esoteric interests he rises to a foremost position in the British electrical industry, masterminding the first World Power Conference. Dunlop’s life is to change forever through his meeting with Rudolf Steiner, which ‘...brought instant recognition’. He was immediately convinced that Steiner was ‘...the Knower, the Initiate, the bearer of the Spirit to his age’. Dunlop’s close involvement with anthroposophy, leading to his eventual position as Chair of the British Society, is described in detail: from the momentous conferences in Penmaenmawr and Torquay to his transformative relationships with Eleanor Merry, W.J. Stein, Ita Wegman and Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz. Meyer features important material on the Anthroposophical Society’s tragic split, that allows for a true evaluation of this difficult period in the organization’s history. This second, enlarged edition features substantial additions of new material and an Afterword by Owen Barfield.
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The Esoteric Significance of Spiritual Work in Anthroposophical Groups

And the Future of the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 190263683X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

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The anthroposophical community seeks to lift human souls into supersensible realms so that they may enter the company of Angels. - Rudolf Steiner. Prokofieff traces the three stages of heavenly preparation of anthroposophy: the 'spiritual thunderstorm', the Michael School in the Sun sphere, and the 'imagination-based cultus' in the spiritual word nearest to the Earth. These events involved the nine spiritual hierarchies, associating them with the karma of the anthroposophical movement. Prokofieff elaborates the tasks of the Anthroposophical Society and indicates how these are connected with the spiritual hierarchies, the Michael movement, the Grail mysteries, the work of new Group Souls, and the Foundation Stone Meditation. He shows that the General Anthroposophical Society was, in an esoteric sense, created in order that human beings might learn to work with the Gods themselves. This is a vital booklet for anybody who cares deeply about the future of the Anthroposophical Society, or the future of mankind itself.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Working With Earth Energies

How to tap into the healing powers of the natural world

Author: David Furlong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349406146

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 4357

Working with Earth Energies is the new book from leading healer and spiritual teacher, David Furlong, which tells you how to reconnect with the Earth and nature. He will teach you how to connect not only with plants and trees, but with sacred sites whilst feeling the love and energy of the Earth itself. Through basic exercises and instructions, you will learn: How to communicate with the spirits of nature How to balance the energy of your home and environment How to clear the energy of a place after a traumatic event How to release ghosts and lost souls How to protect yourself and reverse spells and rituals How to set up your own Earth healing group
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

The Foundation Stone

The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855840758

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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This volume brings together for the first time two classic booklets: The Foundation Stone and The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. The former contains Rudolf Steiner's comments of the Foundation Stone Meditation made during the refounding of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference of 1923-24. This key meditation -- of which several alternative translations are included -- holds a central place in the meditative life of many students of Rudolf Steiner's work.The second booklet contains a number of letters that Rudolf Steiner wrote to members of the Anthroposophical Society following the Christmas Conference. In them he gave valuable thoughts on the new character of the Society and guidelines for its conduct and relation to the world following its refounding.
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Crisis in the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff,Peter Selg

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999430

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 4310

More than 100 years after its founding, the Anthroposophical Society faces serious questions--some of an existential nature--regarding its purpose and tasks today. On March 30, 2012, at the Society's Annual General Meeting in Dornach, Sergei Prokofieff and Peter Selg gave lectures in which they addressed difficult issues related to the General Anthroposophical Society and its global headquarters, the Goetheanum in Switzerland. Their lectures were met with a mixture of enthusiastic support and stern disapproval. They are reproduced here in full, together with supplementary material that helps broaden and deepen their themes, so that every interested individual has access to them.
Posted in Social Science

Music Therapy Handbook

Author: Barbara L. Wheeler

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518222

Category: Psychology

Page: 507

View: 593

Rich with case material, this groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques, including the Nordoff-Robbins model and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its recognized role in medical settings. Topics include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma. An authoritative resource for music therapists, the book also shows how music can be used by other mental health and medical professionals. The companion website features audio downloads illustrative of the Nordoff-Robbins model.
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TWIN ROADS TO THE NEW MILLENIUM

The Christmas Conference and the Karma of the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Hans Peter van Manen

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 185584401X

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 222

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First published in the run-up to the new millennium, van Manen’s seminal study remains a unique and important source for understanding the spiritual and karmic background to the Anthroposophical Movement and Society, as founded around the work of the twentieth-century seer and scientist Rudolf Steiner. In his lectures on karma given in 1924, Steiner spoke of the principal Aristotelian and Platonic traditions – and the movements based on their thinking. Van Manen studies the streams of destiny connected to these groups, and elaborates upon Steiner’s presentations – also tackling the apparent contradictions in the Karmic Relationships lecture series. The author discusses the background to these groupings of destiny, beginning with the cosmic Michael School in the life before birth. He throws light on many different esoteric aspects connected to anthroposophy, including the archetypal representations of thinking arising from the Middle Ages; the Arthurian and Grail movements; the mystery of ‘Old’ and ‘Young’ souls; the individuals identified as ‘Seekers for Christ’ and ‘Servants of Michael’, and the ‘Shepherds’ and ‘Kings’. We are led to the point at which the two principal groups of souls incarnate and meet together on earth for the first time ever – an event which is to take place within the contemporary anthroposophical movement. In an inspiring conclusion, the author presents his thoughts on a great Whitsun happening at the end of the twentieth century, and expounds on the tasks of the new millennium and the future of anthroposophy.
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Anthroposophy in Everyday Life

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104272

Category: Social Science

Page: 81

View: 341

Four of Rudolf Steiner's best-loved lectures are collected in this book. They are some of the most accessible presentations of the anthroposophic approach to life available in English. Included are: Practical Training in Thought Overcoming Nervousness Facing Karma The Four Temperaments The first lecture concerns the fundamental human activity of thinking. Everything we do, we do through thinking. The first task, then, is to realize the reality of thinking. To help us do this, Steiner gives exercises that will allow us to experience the cognitive, even clairvoyant, power of thinking. In "Overcoming Nervousness," Steiner shows us how exercises in thinking also give us the calm centered sense needed to lead purposeful, healthy lives. "Facing Karma" takes us to the heart of life, where we experience suffering and happiness. The law of karma that determines life's experiences and encounters also helps us develop the self-knowledge required for self-transformation. Finally, "The Four Temperaments" show us how the union of hereditary factors and our own inner spiritual nature shape our psychology. The guide here is the ancient classifications of sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic. Renewed understanding of these allows us to develop a truly modern spiritual psychology, which is the basis of all real inner development. With its many practical exercises, mantras, and meditations, this book is a fundamental introduction for anyone beginning or needing encouragement along the path of inner development.
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What is Anthroposophy?

Three Perspectives on Self-knowledge

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105064

Category: Psychology

Page: 90

View: 8363

This is one of those books that can change your life. Radical, thought-provoking, and indeed mind-boggling, it leads to a completely new way of looking at what it means to be human - a spiritual being in a universe that itself is not just physical, but psychic and spiritual as well. These three previously untranslated lectures are a masterly introduction to what Rudolf Steiner means by "anthroposophy." They explain why Steiner describes this path-which means literally "the wisdom of the human being"- as one that "unites what is spiritual in the human being with what is spiritual in the universe." Steiner begins by describing what happens when we die. He shows the relationship between our physical life on earth and the etheric, astral, and spiritual life of the cosmos. He also explains how physical lives are completely interwoven with cosmic existence, and how the "miss-ing links" in evolution are spiritual in nature. Steiner then demonstrates what he calls the "dilettantism" and "soullessness" of mainstream psychology. He points out that since the second half of the nineteenth century the idea of the soul has been lost, and that, consequently, understanding of our inner lives is without a sure foundation. A quite different view, however, emerges from a truly spiritual perspective. In the third lec-ture, Steiner takes as his guide our three states of being - waking, dreaming, and sleeping. He describes in detail what happens in these three states, and how each is bound up with our lives as physical, psychic, and spiritual beings. With the profound insights in this book, the world becomes a much larger, richer, and more exciting place to live.
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More Radiant Than the Sun

A Handbook for Working with Steiner's Meditations and Exercises

Author: Gertrude Reif Hughes

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781621480358

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

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Gertrude Reif Hughes, an anthroposophist of many years, offers her insights for practicing important exercises, verses, and meditations given by Rudolf Steiner to his esoteric students.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Religions of the World: A-C

Author: J. Gordon Melton,Martin Baumann

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1507

View: 9394

An extraordinary survey, in four volumes, of the religious belief and practice in all 276 of the world's nations and territories.
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Anthroposophy

A Concise Introduction to Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Philosophy

Author: Henk Van Oort

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636929

Category: Philosophy

Page: 85

View: 9620

Rudolf Steiner's work is recognized today largely due to the prominence of the international Steiner school movement, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical (holistic) medicine, and so on. However, the comprehensive spiritual philosophy that stands behind these practical initiatives is not so well known. In this concise presentation, based on years of giving introductory courses on the subject, van Oort presents an overview of key aspects of Steiner's thought. He deals with concepts such as body, soul and spirit, the relationship between man and animal, and the evolution of consciousness. The latter subject opens up panoramic vistas of human development in the form of successive cultural periods extending over thousands of years.
Posted in Philosophy

Anthroposophy A-Z

A Glossary of Terms Relating to Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Philosophy

Author: Henk van Oort

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842645

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 6844

In this practical volume - a companion to his 'Anthroposophy, A Concise Introduction' - Henk van Oort gives concise definitions of many terms and concepts in Steiner's worldview, from the most commonplace to the more obscure.
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Rudolf Steiner's Intentions for the Anthroposophical Society

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880108266

Category: Education

Page: 49

View: 8037

Written both in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Rudolf Steiners birth and in the context of the long-standing, episodically erupting, and ongoing confusion surrounding the mission and task of the Anthroposophical Society, Peter Selg seeks to recover what has perhaps been forgotten or overlooked in Rudolf Steiners own words and life. He does so by describing, clearly and objectively, the historical background of Steiners vision of the civilizational task of Anthroposophy and how he had hoped it might be accomplished.
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The Anthroposophical Society as a Michael Community

On the Word 'We' in the Foundation Stone Meditation

Author: Paul Mackay

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999546

Category: Religion

Page: 50

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"What lies spiritually and cosmically at the foundation of a community like the Anthroposophical Society? In wrestling with this question, I have come to the inner conviction that it is justified to speak of the Anthroposophical Society as a Michael community." --Paul Mackay How can one understand Rudolf Steiner's use of the word we in the last part of the Foundation Stone Meditation: "What we found from our hearts and direct from our heads with focused will"? What is the meaning of "we" here? In the first part of this original and inspiring work, Paul Mackay takes this question as a point of departure, developing a unique approach to working with the seven rhythms of the Meditation. Based on personal experiences, he concludes that the rhythms express the members of the human makeup. We in the fifth rhythm has the quality of "spirit-self." The second part of the book considers the same we from a karmic perspective, with reference to Steiner's lectures on karmic relationships, events in the fourth and ninth centuries, the mystery of death and evil, and the restoration of karmic truth.
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Relating to Rudolf Steiner

And the Mystery of the Laying of the Foundation Stone

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636953

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

View: 4000

Even within the Anthroposophical Society and movement, people's relationship to Rudolf Steiner is weakening and dissipating. This is problematic, says Prokofieff, as the future of both the Society and movement is dependent on a sufficient number of people aspiring to and realizing a true spiritual connection with anthroposophy's founder, Rudolf Steiner. Prokofieff deals in detail with the issues surrounding this concern, and asks the question, "Can one be an anthroposophist without being Rudolf Steiner's pupil?" In the second part of this book Prokofieff elaborates on the mysteries surrounding the laying of the spiritual Foundation Stone at the Society's Christmas Meeting of 1923-24. This event, he suggests, ensured that a personal relationship to Rudolf Steiner "would not remain within the realm of the generally abstract or intellectual, but would become a real inner deed". Thus Rudolf Steiner gave each of us the possibility of connecting with him by way of free inner work on the Foundation Stone. Both parts of this book are integrally linked in the sense that once a relationship to Rudolf Steiner is established, an inner longing to work with the new Mysteries will inevitably follow. In Prokofieff's words: "... the will to take the foundation of the New Mysteries seriously leads to a real, inner connection with Rudolf Steiner". Also included is an important essay that assesses the difficulties connected with the recent digital publication of Rudolf Steiner's most important esoteric texts, as well as the occult background to the internet and electronic media as a whole. In response to readers' questions as to how one might counteract the damaging consequences of these developments, the author has expanded and developed his original essay on the subject.
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