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Zodiac, Planets and Cosmos

Rudolf Steiner

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From the publisher:

10 lectures in Düsseldorf, April 12–18, 1909; notes by participants from question-and-answer sessions

Ever since nature and consciousness were separated during the late Middle Ages—giving rise to scientific thinking that considers only the physical world and views the mind as merely an epiphenomenon of neural chemistry—the spiritual beings who are the universe have felt abandoned and unable to complete their work, which depends on human collaboration for its suc­cess. Human beings have likewise felt aban­doned and alienated.

In these remarkable lectures, Rudolf Steiner reestablishes the human being as a participant in an evolving, dynamic universe of living spiritual beings: a living universe, whole and divine. He does so in concrete images, capable of being grasped by human consciousness as if from within.

How is this possible? Implicit in Rudolf Steiner’s view is the fact that, essentially, the universe consists of consciousness. Everything else is illusion. Hence, to understand the evolution of the cosmos and humanity in any terms other than consciousness is also an illusion. Whenever we are dealing with grand cosmic facts, we are dealing with states of consciousness.

But states of consciousness never exist apart from the beings who embody them. Therefore, the only true realities are beings in various states of consciousness. In this sense, Steiner’s spiritual science is a science of states of consciousness and the beings who embody them. Indeed, any science—physics, chemistry, botany, psychology—is a science of beings. And the sensory perception, or physical trace, is simply the outer vestment of the activity of beings in various states of consciousness. To describe these beings, Steiner uses the names made familiar by the wisdom traditions of the West. He speaks of the evolutionary states of Saturn, Sun, Moon, and so on; the nine choirs of angels; elemental beings and nature spirits; and the elements of fire, earth, air, and water.

LECTURES:

  1. The Renewal of Primeval Wisdom
  2. The Four Elements, Fire, and the Elemental Beings: the Lowest Realm of the Hierarchies
  3. Planetary Evolution: Saturn and Sun Stages of Evolution and the Spirits of Personality
  4. The Work of the Spiritual Hierarchies and the Zodiac
  5. Cosmic Evolution and the War in Heaven
  6. Geocentricity and Heliocentricity in Cosmic Evolution
  7. The Constitution of Spiritual Beings and Humanity
  8. The Spiritual Hierarchies, the Zodiac, and the Human Being
  9. Evolution and the Cosmic Human Body
  10. The Christ

Rudolf Steiner

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The remarkable discussions in this volume took place between Rudolf Steiner and the workers building the first Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. The varied subject matter was chosen by his audience at Rudolf Steiner’s instigation and usually Steiner answered the questions immediately. In this volume, Steiner deals with topics ranging from Christianity and Islam, Egyptian mummies, astronomy, Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Freemasonry, star wisdom, nutrition, moon and sun religions, the Mysteries, the Trinity, Moses, Easter, the Ancient Indians, Egyptians, Babylonians and Jews, Kant and Schopenhauer, and nationalism. A fascinating collection of “Steiner says.” Good reading.

Dylan Thomas

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Softbound

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What to say about this great tale of Christmas with Aunts in the kitchen and Uncles in the parlor, of snowballs and cats, fires and dinner gongs, and the myriad other adventures available to a wide-eyed child in snowy, Christmas-y Wales? Actually, I don’t know quite what to say, other than if you haven’t read it yet, do. You’ll love it. If you have read it, well, do read it again — it is too jam-packed with delight and love not to go back to at least once a year, especially at Christmas time.

This edition is the one with the very best, right-on-target illustrations, just right for the story and just lovely on their own.

As an invitation for more fun (and to remind those who’ve read it why it’s such a frolic), here’s the opening page:

One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.

All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

The Evolution of the Mysteries

Rudolf Steiner

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In this collection, you will find Steiner’s insights on Christian Rosenkreutz, including:

  • Alchemy and the Rise of the Modern Mysteries
  • The Loss of the Divine and the Alchemical Quest
  • Mysteries of the Metals
  • The Standpoint of Human Wisdom Today
  • Alchemy and Consciousness – the Transformation
  • Alchemy and Archangels
  • The Alchemical Nature – Mercury, Sulfur, Salt
  • Beyond Nature Consciousness – the Spiritual Goal

This volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

The Fate of a Lost Land and Its Secret Knowledge

Rudolf Steiner

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In this collection, you will find Steiner’s insights on Atlantis, including:

  • The Continent of Atlantis
  • The Moving Continents
  • The History of Atlantis
  • The Earliest Civilizations
  • The Beginnings of Thought
  • Etheric Technology – Atlantean ‘Magic’ Powers
  • Twilight of the Magicians
  • The Divine Messengers
  • Atlantean Secret Knowledge – It’s Betrayal and Subsequent Fate
  • The Origins of the Mysteries
  • Atlantis and Spiritual Evolution

This volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

The Quest for the Renewal of the Mysteries

Rudolf Steiner

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In this collection, you will find Steiner’s insights on The Holy Grail, including:

  • From the Mysteries to Christianity
  • Death and Resurrection in Ancient Egypt – the Miracle of Initiation
  • The Mystery of Golgotha
  • The Mystery of the Higher Ego – the Holy Grail
  • The Grail and the Spiritual Evolution of Humanity
  • The Gnostic Crisis and the Loss of the Mysteries
  • Stages of Evolution – Archaic Clairvoyance
  • The Role of the Mysteries
  • The Secret of Evolution – the Holy Grail

This volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

The Mystery, Teaching and Mission of a Master

Rudolf Steiner

Softbound

$15.95

In this collection, you will find Steiner’s insights on Christian Rosenkreutz, including:

  • The Mystery of Christian Rosenkreutz
  • The Working of Christian Rosenkreutz Today and in the Past
  • Christian Rosenkreutz as the Guardian of Modern Knowledge
  • From Ancient to Modern in Rosicrucian Teachings
  • Christian Rosenkreutz at the ‘Chymical Wedding’
  • The Cosmic Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
  • The Question of ‘Rosicrucian’ Literature

This volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

From Natura to the Divine Sophia

Rudolf Steiner

In this collection, you will find Steiner’s insights on The Goddess, including:

  • Rediscoveringthe Goddess Natura
  • Retracing our Steps – Mediaeval Thought and the School of Chartres
  • The Goddess Natura in the Ancient Mysteries
  • The Goddess in the Beginning – the Birth of the Word
  • Esoteric Christianity – the Virgin Sophia
  • The Search for the New Isis
  • The Renewal of the Mysteries
  • The Modern Isis
  • The Divine Sophia

This volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

Karl König

Softbound

$29.95

The enigma of the two Johns (the Baptist and the Apostle) has be the source of much contemplation, discussion and debate for many centuries. Karl König opens new vistas of understanding and possibility with these lectures that begin with Rudolf Steiner’s insights and then go on to elaborate and develop the relationship of St. John the Baptist to St. John the Evangilist. He further unfolds their joint relationship to the cycle of the year, giving fresh meaning to the celebration of the Feast of St. John at midsummer.

These lectures are beautiful and deep, worthy reading any time of the year.

Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Brian Kelly

$7.95

These four lectures will go a long way toward explaining the truly human – as distinct from specifically religious – significance of what the Christian religion celebrates as Easter. Steiner traces the pre-Christian origins of this festival and shows it to be grounded in cosmic-earthly reality has been experienced by humanity throughout time. I think you’ll find this perspective to go deeper than most accounts of the history of various festivals. More importantly, I think you’ll find it freeing.

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