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Inner Reading and Inner Hearing: And How to Achieve Existence in the World of Ideas (Cw 156) Lecture Courses Christmas Lectures, Dornach, Oct Dec , Dornach, Dec And Basel, Dec , CW These Two Lecture Courses, Given Just After The Beginning Of World War I, Stand As A Kind Of Unexpected Gift A Few Months Later, Once The War Became A Reality, The Possibilities For Esoteric Work Would Change And It Would Become Difficult To Do Spiritual Research But In The Short Interval Before The True Horror Of The Conflict Unfolded, Rudolf Steiner Almost By The Way Was Able To Give These Lectures, Which Lay Out In The Clearest Fashion The Path Of Anthroposophic Meditation, And Its Assumptions, Language, And ConsequencesThe First Lectures Expand On The Idea Of Inner Reading And Hearing As The Path To Spiritual Knowing The Spiritual World Gives Something And We, As Spiritual Researchers, Receive And Then Read Or Interpret It Spiritual Knowledge Is Not A Matter Of Will, Desire, Or Intention On Our Part, But A Gift From The Spiritual World For Which We Must Prepare Ourselves By Silencing Our Desires, Emptying Ourselves, And Presenting Ourselves In Humility And Devotion To The Spiritual World Then We Become Aware Of The Reality That The Spiritual World Is Nowhere Else But Here, All Around Us And If We Dissolve The Sense Of Being Skin Bound, We Can Become Open To It, Reflect Its Images In Our Astral Bodies, And Then Learn To Read Them By Identification Steiner Describes This Complex, Subtle, Existential And Living Process, In Which Ultimately We Can Become One With The Universe, In A Masterful Way From Which Anyone Who Meditates, Or Wishes To Begin To Meditate, Will Gain A Great DealThe Second Lecture Cycle, How To Achieve Existence In The World Of Ideas, Deepens The Themes Developed In The First Cycle, So That The Two Together Provide A Useful Guide To The Processes Underlying Meditation Or Learning To Know The Spiritual World At The Same Time, Because Work Was Just Beginning On The Building That Would Become The Goetheanum, Steiner Connects The Esoteric Principles Of Its Design With The Overall Theme Of The Suprasensory Human Being In Relation To Meditation And Spiritual KnowingThe Volume Closes With Two Wonderful Lectures In Celebration Of Christmas Here Steiner Has A Threefold Emphasis Christ, Supraearthly, Glorious, And Divine, Fully United With Humanity And The Earth And Born In Each Human Heart To Celebrate Christmas Truly Means That We Recognize All Three Of These As One In The Spiritual World, In The Earthly World, And In OurselvesNTENTS Introduction By Christopher BamfordPART I Inner Reading And Inner Hearing The Human Being In Relationship To The World Identification With The Signs And Spiritual Realities Of The Imaginative World The Vowels And Consonants Of The Spiritual World Inner Mobility Of Thought Times Of Expectation PART II How To Achieve Existence In The World Of Ideas The Human Organization, Memory, And Inner Reading Microcosm And Macrocosm Human Gestures And The Life Of The World Human Beings As Illuminators Of The Cherubim, Heaters Of The Seraphim The Separation Of Art, Science, And ReligionPART III The Celebration Of Christmas Toward A New Understanding Of The Mystery Of Golgotha The Birth Of Christ In The Human HeartThis Volume Is A Translation From German Of Okkultes Lesen Und Okkultes H Ren GA

About the Author: Rudolf Steiner

Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist Steiner led this movement through several phases In the first,philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being In a second phase, beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts developing a new artistic form, eurythmy and architecture, culminating in the building of a cultural center to house all the arts, the Goetheanum After the First World War, Steiner worked with educators, farmers, doctors, and other professionals to develop Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine as well as new directions in numerous other practical areas Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought aexplicitly spiritual component He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe s world view, in which Thinking is noand no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas A consistent thread that runs from his earliest philosophical phase through his later spiritual orientation is the goal of demonstrating that there are no essential limits to human knowledge.

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