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At Home in the Universe - a Rudolf Steiner (previously titled: Supersensible Man)At Home in the Universe
Exploring Our Suprasensory Nature
5 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Previously published as Supersensible Man

What is our relationship to the planets we see in the night sky? Does the cosmos have any affect on our individual lives? Modern science tells us that we are an insignificant accident in a vast, indifferent universe. Rudolf Steiner maintains instead that we are intimately enmeshed with the whole cosmos, right down to the physical structure of our bodies. In this lecture series, Steiner explores our relationship as individuals to the spiritual cosmos. The key to being at home in the universe is to comprehend the significance of our individual, physical lives on Earth and what happens when we leave our physical bodies behind.

Steiner describes the results of  his examinations of our journey after death and our return to Earth and a new life. He explores the “planetary” spheres through which we each pass and their effects on our future. He shows us how our character and actions on Earth affects us after we die and how those experiences shape our next physical life.

This is not merely information to be added to our already overabundant store of abstract concepts; Steiner gives us imaginative exercises that help us explore our suprasensory, our spiritual, human nature. We can begin to act more consciously by recognizing the concrete nature of morality and the real consequences of our present lives.

Trans. rev. H. Collison (5 lectures, The Hague 13 - 18 Nov 1923, GA231); 144pp
Anthroposophic Press
0 88010 473 2; 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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