An Occult Physiology - Rudolf Steiner

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An Occult Physiology
8 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

In An Occult Physiology, Rudolf Steiner represents the human organism as much more than conventional medical science would even consider. He describes it in form and function, and in its very evolution, as the expression of activities of soul and spirit, both human and super-human.

Given the upsurge of interest in complementary therapies and treatments, medical researchers are gradually being pressured to reassess and expand existing knowledge about the structure and organization of the human body. But in spite of the advances in modern technology, there are vast areas of human physiological activity which continue to remain undetectable. Such processes, indicates Rudolf Steiner, are connected to spiritual forces.

In these revealing lectures Steiner concentrates on the relationship of such forces to the physical organs. In particular, he discusses the organs which make up our digestive and respiratory systems; the significance of `warmth' in the function of the blood and its effects upon the ego; and the evolutionary process implicit in the formation of the spinal column and brain. Steiner's descriptions are detailed and objective and will communicate to doctors and therapists, as well as to students of Steiner's spiritual philosophy and general readers.

Rudolf Steiner Press
8 lectures; Prague, 20-28 March 1911; GA128
205pp; paperback
ISBN: 1-85584-141-X
 

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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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An Occult Physiology - Rudolf Steiner