as Metamorphosis of Life
by Rudolf Steiner
as Metamorphosis of Life - consisting of seven lectures given
in various cities, mostly in 1918 - movingly and with great
spiritual maturity and rare emotional intensity, expresses
Rudolf Steiner's wisdom, insight, and compassion.
Several lectures deal primarily with aspects of life after
death. The first describes the three realms after earthly
life: that of intense, surging sensation (sympathy and
antipathy); that of the ebb and flow of will impulses that
stream into the human sphere, affecting in increasingly wider
circles human life on earth (karmic relationships, animal
existence); and that of the spiritual hierarchies. As Steiner
says: "As I see it, my primary mission these days is to make
people aware again, with the help of such ideas, that the dead
are working and contributing to human development".
The following lectures amplify this mission in different ways,
explicitly and implicitly. At stake is the need to understand
that we are spiritual beings and live in perpetual interaction
with the spiritual world - not only the dead, but also with
Christ and angelic worlds. These realities, along with the
presence of the dead, permeate this book.
The final two lectures make this explicit with a clarion call
to awake to the demands of human evolution, which the entire
spiritual world is working for - freedom and love, which in
turn requires our work with the angels and with Christ to
overcome egotism, the sole obstacle to the spirituality of the
Death as Metamorphosis of Life is a translation from the
German of Der Tod als Lebenswandlung (GA182).
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