Rudolf Steiner s Core Mission

In what follows I will explore some of the inner connections between the wide-ranging karma revelations of 1924 and Rudolf Steiner's Aquinas experience, as well as the detour to Steiner's core mission caused by Karl Julius Schroer.

Rudolf Steiner s Core Mission

Rudolf Steiner s Core Mission

Rudolf Steiner's core mission, repeatedly delayed due to the incapacity of colleagues, was to pursue contemporary spiritual-scientific research into the phenomena of reincarnation and karma. This stimulating book describes the winding biographical path this mission took, and in particular focuses on the mystery of Rudolf Steiner's connection with the influential medieval philosopher and theologian, Thomas Aquinas. Utilizing numerous archival sources and publications, Thomas Meyer reveals many facts relating to Steiner's core mission, and shows the critical roles played by Wilhelm Anton Neumann and Karl Julius Schroer in its genesis and development. Meyer examines how Steiner's pupils responded to his insights into karma, and places this 'most intrinsic mission' into the context of current divisions within the anthroposophic movement. In particular, he highlights the place of spiritual science within culture and history, showing how Steiner developed the great scientific ideas of evolution propounded by Darwin by raising them to the plane of each individual's soul and spiritual development.As Steiner stated in 1903: 'Scientific researchers explain the skull forms of higher animals as a transformation of a lower type of skull. In the same way one should explain a soul's biography through the soul biography which the former evolved from.'

More Books:

Rudolf Steiner Speaks to the British
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Rudolf Steiner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

10 selected lectures and other assorted materials As demonstrated by the contents of this book, Rudolf Steiner was able to speak to the British in a very direct and lively way. He did not need to give a long introductory build-up to his main theme, as was expected of him
Rudolf Steiner's Pedagogy of Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Thomas William Nielsen
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Peter Lang

This book investigates the concept and practises of imaginative teaching. Since Rudolf Steiner (founder of the Waldorf schools) wrote extensively on the subject and is renowned for his contributions to education, his work is used to develop insights into the nature of 'imaginative teaching'. Given the societal changes since Steiner's
Rudolf Steiner: the British Connection
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Crispian Villeneuve
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-14 - Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

Following his major work on Rudolf Steiner's ten visits to Britain, Crispian Villeneuve studies Steiner's relationship to the British Isles in the 40 or so years before those visits took place. The theme of Steiner's early connection to British culture leads to the broader topic of his relationship to modern
Rudolf Steiner
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Gary Lachman
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-01 - Publisher: Penguin

The first truly popular biography of the influential twentieth-century mystic and educator who-while widely known for founding the Waldorf schools and other educational and humanitarian movements-remains a mystery to many who benefit from his ideas. People everywhere have heard of Waldorf schools, Biodynamic farming, Camphill Villages, and other innovations of
Time of Decision with Rudolf Steiner
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Friedrich Hiebel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: SteinerBooks

This fascinating recollection of the early days of the Anthroposophical Society offers a unique perspective on Rudolf Steiner's work and his relationship to his students. Of particular interest to our readers will be the chapters on the Christmas Conference of 1923 for the foundation of the Anthroposophical Society. Hiebel attended