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- An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos
 Format: Paperback  Author: Rudolf Steiner  Category: Amazon, Anthroposophy, Body, Mind & Spirit, Esoterica  Reading Age: Adult  Grade Level: Senior High School  Publisher: Central European University Press  Published: January 1, 1994  ISBN-10: 0880103736  ISBN-13: 9780880103732  ASIN: 0880103736  Pages: 258  Language: English  Dimension: 5.25 x 0.71 x 8 inches  Item Weight: 2.31 lbs  On-Line  Buy from Amazon
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Written in 1904 (GA 9) Theosophy is a key work for gaining a solid footing in spiritual reality as described by Rudolf Steiner. It is organized into four parts. First, Steiner builds a comprehensive understanding of human nature: physical bodily nature; soul qualities; spirit being, or I-being; and the higher spiritual aspects. This leads us to Steiner’s description of the human being as sevenfold:

      • Material, physical body
      • Ether body, or body of life forces
      • Sentient soul body
      • Mind soul
      • Spirit-filled consciousness soul
      • Life spirit
      • Spirit body

In the next section, Steiner offers an extraordinary overview of the laws of reincarnation and the principles of karma, as we pass from one life to the next. This prepares us for the third section, in which he shows the various ways in which we live — during life on earth and after death and in the three worlds of body, soul, and spirit.

Finally, we are given a succinct description of the path of knowledge, along which each person can begin to understand the marvelous and harmonious complexity of the psycho-spiritual worlds in their fullness.

This volume is a translation of Theosophie, Einf hrung in bersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung (GA 9)

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Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner [1861-1925]: This is the guy who designed the Goetheanum I and II, developed Waldorf Education, Curative Education, a new art form, Eurythmy, and is the Father of Organic Architecture! He did some other pretty creative stuff, also. One...

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