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The Arts and their Mission - Rudolf Steiner Anthroposophy bookThe Arts and their Mission
8 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

"Art, always a daughter of the Divine, has become estranged from her parent . . . . We should not mock scientific materialism and naturalistic art. These have their place in human culture. But the starting point for a new life of art can come only through direct stimulation from the spiritual realm. We must become artists, not by developing symbolism or allegory, but by rising, through spiritual knowledge, more and more into the spiritual world."   - Rudolf Steiner                                                                      


In The Arts and their Mission, Steiner offers insights into architecture, sculpture, painting, drama, costuming, music, poetry, and eurythmy.


Trans: L. Monges, V. Moore (8 lectures, Oslo 18 & 20 May, Dornach 27 May to 9 June 1923, GA276); 116pp
Anthroposophic Press
ISBN:
9780880101547; 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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