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Life Between Death and Rebirth - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookLife Between Death and Rebirth
14 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In these lectures, delivered in various European cities in 1912 and 1913, Rudolf Steiner deals with the experiences of the human soul during and after death.

On the basis of precise clairvoyant observation, Steiner depicts the events undergone by human beings during their approximately one thousand year sojourn in the vast realms of soul and spirit between death and rebirth.  He describes the states of consciousness experienced by our deceased loved ones and how we, taking into account their new consciousness, can communicate with them and even help them.

Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that ex-carnated souls need the spiritual support of those presently incarnated, and that those still on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth companions.

Trans: R. M. Querido (16 lectures, various cities, 26 Oct 1912 to 13 May 1913, GA140); 308pp; Anthroposophic Press
ISBN: 9780910142625
 




 

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.