Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky
An Eyewitness View of Occult History
21 selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
with an introduction by Christopher Bamford
spiritual revolution of the twentieth century – the "New Age" – is
unimaginable without the spiritualist movement and the formidable
personality of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the creator of the
Theosophical Society. Without these two, the work of Rudolf Steiner,
G.I. Gurdjieff, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sri Aurobindo, and C.G. Jung
could not have been what it was.
In this fascinating collection of lectures on the Theosophical
movement, Rudolf Steiner, one-time head of the German Section, gives
a detailed account of the movement's origins in spiritualism and
somnambulism, as well as his own version of the relationship between
Theosophy and Anthroposophy.
also relates Theosophy to its historical ground in Western
esotericism, revealing the events from the seventeenth century that
led to the emergence of Freemasonry and other secret societies, the
hidden history of the creation of Theosophy itself in the nineteenth
century, and the conflicts that are still reverberating between
Anglo-Saxon and Germanic occult streams today.
ISBN: 0 88010 495 3
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) became a
respected and well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical
scholar, particularly known for his work on Goethe's scientific
writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to
develop his earlier philosophical principles into an approach to
methodical research of psychological and spiritual phenomena. His
multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in
medicine, philosophy, religion, education (Waldorf schools), special
education (the Camphill movement), economics, agriculture
(biodynamics), science, architecture, and the arts. In 1924 he
founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has
branches throughout the world.
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