Secret Brotherhoods and the Mystery of the Human Double - Rudolf Steiner

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Secret Brotherhoods and the Mystery of the Human Double - Rudolf SteinerSecret Brotherhoods
and the Mystery of the Human Double
Seven lectures by Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner speaks of the secret brotherhoods who manipulate world events, and of the mysterious human double, the existence of which has only been known to occultists until Steiner's descriptions in these and other lectures.

In the age of the internet and the proliferation of 'conspiracy theories', the idea that secret  brotherhoods and groups are seeking to gain control over humanity is no longer uncommon. This was not the case in 1917, however, when Rudolf Steiner spoke on this theme in these extraordinary lectures. His unique contribution to this controversial topic is no abstract theory, but arose from his specific research methodology involving the use of advanced forms of perception and cognition. With the firsthand knowledge available to him, Steiner takes us behind the scenes of external events, revealing the dark world of elitist, secret brotherhoods working to control the masses through the forces of economics, technology and political assassinations. These hidden groups, he explains, seek to gain power through the use of ritual magic and suggestion.

Among the many other topics tackled here, Steiner speaks on the geographical quality of the American continent and the forces that proceed from it; the nature of the double (doppelganger) and the dangers of psychoanalysis; the spiritual origin of electromagnetism; the abuse of inoculations and vaccinations; the meaning of Ireland for world development; the confusion of angels with higher beings and the divinity; and, above all, the need for clear insight into world events based on spiritual knowledge.

Never before available in English as a complete volume, the text of this book has been freshly translated for this edition.

Rudolf Steiner Press
7 lectures; St. Gallen, Zurich, Dornach; 6-25 Nov 1917; GA178
220pp; paperback
ISBN: 1-85584-162-2

 

 

 

 

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking.

From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are literally thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6,000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.

 




 

 

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Secret Brotherhoods and the Mystery of the Human Double - Rudolf Steiner