Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz - Rudolf Steiner

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Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz - Rudolf SteinerEsoteric Christianity
& the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
23 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In his Esoteric Christianity lectures, Rudolf Steiner describes how in addition to the outer manifestation of Christianity as we know it from history, there exists a second, hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes referred to as Esoteric Christianity or Rosicrucian Christianity. Displaying an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner throws light on this once secret spiritual movement. But rather than relying on historical tradition or teaching, he presents wisdom and insight directly from the original metaphysical sources of esoteric Christian inspiration.

Esoteric Christianity describes the influence of Christ's power throughout history, the workings of karma, the role of the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas, as well as the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz and other historical figures such as Jeshu ben Pandira. This new edition - indispensable for serious students of esotericism - contains for the first time all 23 lectures and addresses of the original German collection. It features previously scattered, classic lectures such as "The Etherisation of the Blood," "Faith, Love, Hope" and "Cosmic Ego and Human Ego."

Trans: rev. M. Barton (23 lectures, 1911 to 1912, GA130); 336pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
1 85584 083 9; 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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Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
ISBN: 1-85584-083-9 - Rudolf Steiner