Being of Man and his Future Evolution
9 lectures by Rudolf Steiner
Questions that cannot
be answered within the realm of sense experience mount up and, being
unanswered, remain problems that have a disturbing effect on life.
The wide scope and deep insight of this small collection of lectures
by Rudolf Steiner show how well qualified anthroposophy is to throw
light on life, both its everyday occurrences and its deeper aspects.
These pages contain a fascinating insight into
the spiritual nature of such matters as illness and karma, original
sin, laughing and weeping, different rhythms in the bodies and being
of man; as well as deeply illuminating
descriptions of man's creation as the image of God, the origin and
mission of illness and humanity's path to freedom.
Trans: P. Wehrle (9 lectures, Berlin 1908-09, GA107); 148pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
0 85440 405 8; paperback
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'.
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
delivery within the United Kingdom and overseas.