Anthroposophy And The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999023
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Some people's path to anthroposophy leads them directly to Rudolf Steiner's early work and The Philosophy of Freedom, and this becomes the philosophical basis for their future exploration. Rudolf Steiner referred to this as a 'safe' approach. But many people's destiny leads them directly to anth.roposophy itself, or via one of its practical initiatives, making it difficult sometimes for them to relate to the cognitive basis of anthroposophy. In this unique study Sergei O. Prokofieff offers fresh means of access to Rudolf Steiner's crucially important book, The Philosophy of Freedom. Prokofieff indicates why The Philosophy of Freedom is so important to anthroposophy. It is here that Rudolf Steiner lays the foundations for his method of research. In Steiner's own words: 'One who is willing can indeed find the basic principles of anthroposophy in my Philosophy of Freedom'. Prokofieff discusses the Christian nature of the anthroposophical method of cognition, and how it is integrally related to freedom and love. This in turn reveals the deeply Christian roots of The Philosophy of Freedom and its importance for modern ChriMian esotericism. In fact, says Prokofieff, the book holds a 'central position ... in the spiritual history of the Occident'. In considering its multifaceted 'cosmic-human dimension', the author discusses The Philosophy of Freedom in relation to the Mystery of the Resurrection, the Working of the Hierarchies, the Being Anthroposophia, the Fifth Gospel, Rudolf Steiner's Path of Initiation, the Rosicrucian and Michaelic Impulses, the Life Between Death and Rebirth, the Foundation Stone, the Christian Mysteries of Karma and the Science of the Grail.

Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855842661
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"Are we free, whether we know it or not? Or is our sense of freedom merely an illusion? Rudolf Steiner tackles this age-old problem in a new way. He shows that by taking account of our own activity of thinking, we can know the reasons for our actions. And if these reasons are taken from our world of ideals, then our actions are free, because we alone determine them. But this freedom cannot be settled for us by philosophical argument. It is not simply granted to us. If we want to become free, we have to strive through our own inner activity to overcome our unconscious urges and habits of thought. In order to do this we must reach a point of view that recognises no limits to knowledge, sees through all illusions, and opens the door to an experience of the reality of the spiritual world. Then we can achieve the highest level of evolution. We can recognise ourselves as free spirits. This special reprint, featuring the acclaimed translation by Michael Wilson, is being made available in response to public demand--Page 4 of cover.

The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Rudolf Steiner
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ISBN: 1257835122
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The Philosophy of Freedom describes Rudolf Steiner's path to freedom. It contains the nonconformist ideals of his youth that result from his study of mathematics, science, and philosophy culminating in a philosophy of life founded upon individualistic truth and ethical individualism. This is the first English translation and the only one sanctioned by Rudolf Steiner himself. Joint translators Prof. and Mrs. R. F. Alfred Hoernle were selected for their outstanding qualifications. First published in 1916, it is based on the original 1894 German Die Philosophie der Freiheit. Other translations have been based on the 1918 revised German edition. It includes inspiring passages about individualism that were removed from the book in 1918 and are missing in later translations: We no longer believe that there is a norm to which we must all strive to conform. If only we probe deep enough into the very heart of our being, there dwells something noble, something worthy of development.

Rudolf Steiner On His Book The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Otto Palmer
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ISBN: 0880106956
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The Guardian Of The Threshold And The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999244
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Prokofieff's thoughtful commentary sheds new light on the connection between Rudolf Steiner's early work and what he developed later in life. Study of the relevant texts reveals that the roots of Steiner's early work lie in the same spiritual reality--the Christ impulse--as that of the later Anthroposophy he would develop.

The Philosophy Of Freedom The Philosophy Of Spiritual Activity

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840829
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This special reprint, featuring the acclaimed translation by Michael Wilson, is being made available again in response to public demand. Are we free, whether we know if or not? Or is our sense of freedom merely an illusion? Rudolf Steiner tackles this age-old problem in a new way. He shows that by taking account of our own activity of thinking, we can know the reasons for our actions. And if these reasons are taken from our world of ideals, then our actions are free, because we alone determine them. But this freedom cannot be settled for us by philosophical argument. It is not simply granted to us. If we want to become free, we have to strive through our own inner activity to overcome our unconscious urges and habits of thought. In order to do this we must reach a point of view that recognizes no limits to knowledge, sees through all illusions, and opens the door to an experience of the reality of the spiritual world. then we an achieve the highest level of evolution.

Intuitive Thinking As A Spiritual Path

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625586949
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Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path is Rudolf Steiner's most important work. In it he explains the two aspects of free will: freedom of thought and freedom of action. This landmark book explores free will from a completely fresh and unique perspective. If an idea is to become action, man must first want it before it can happen. Such an act of will therefore has its grounds only in man himself. Man is then the ultimate determinant of his action. He is free. -Rudolf Steiner

Quantum Transactional Analysis And The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Anne Wuyts
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This book is about a way to more freedom, autonomy, and maturity (individuation), but at a much higher level. We start with a study about the anthroposophical and therefore Western view of karma and incarnation. The question is, how free are we within the karmic necessity? Then we worked through Steiner's first major book, the "Philosophy of Freedom". In it he explains his knowledge theory and he proves that we are free. Because Steiner is said to have been Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas in previous lives, we are re-examining the knowledge theories of these philosophers. We then investigate the anthroposophical vision of the future. This is not a very bright one. There are many challenges. However, if we follow the prescribed initiation path, we can learn to intervene in an appropriate way. This modern western initiation is placed alongside the ancient Eastern roads to nirvana or enlightenment, the tantric and the Buddhist one.

Truth And Knowledge

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781099430084
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This third volume of Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works was originally his doctoral dissertation. Terse and to the point, it truly is a prelude to his later Philosophy of Freedom -- indeed, one can sense an excitement of discovery that is absent in the latter work. This translation has been thoroughly reworked to make it conform to the late Ronald Brady's masterful introduction, which provides a line-by-line commentary.

Rudolf Steiner

Author: Johannes Hemleben
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855842858
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Rudolf Steiner's legacy is remarkable. Around the world, thousands of initiatives have been built up around his inspiration and thought, including Steiner Waldorf schools, special education establishments, medical clinics, biodynamic farms, cultural centres, and much more. At the core of this outer work stands the scientific and spiritual path which Steiner called anthroposophy - a philosophy and method which he expounded and developed throughout his life. Hemleben's concise yet informative biography throws a clear light on Steiner's life and his numerous struggles and achievements. Beginning with Steiner's childhood, Hemleben guides us through his youthful years as a respected Goethean scholar and philosopher in Weimar; his work in the Theosophical Society and the later establishing of the Anthroposophical Society; the development of anthroposophy as a spiritual science; the creation of spiritual initiatives in art, the social sciences, education, medicine, agriculture, religion and architecture; the important Christmas Foundation Conference, and his eventual death in 1925. Hemleben's biography - seen by many as the finest account of Steiner's life and work - includes a chronology, personal tributes, an extensive section for further reading, as well as an index. It is also profusely illustrated, with 69 pictures and photographs.

Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Steiner Books
ISBN: 9780910142526
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The Essential Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Rudolf Steiner
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Steiner's Philosophy of Freedom (1894) is one of his four "basic books." It is resounding defense of the centrality of thinking in epistemology, and of imagination in ethics.I have long felt that this book exhibits a twofold nature. Certain parts transcend the time of their writing, and stand today as fresh and valid as ever. These parts of The Philosophy of Freedom are immortal.Yet other parts are not. There Steiner deals with worldviews and philosophers (notably Eduard von Hartmann) that are no longer relevant today. And these sections actually dilute the argument; although it is perhaps heretical to say so, they diminish the book as a whole. Moreover, a great deal of the volume's attraction lies in the elegance of its formulations. Again and again Steiner is able to frame his argument in lapidary maxims. These should be highlighted and brought to the fore. Thus I hit on the idea of an abridged version, which would remove the distractions and make the gems stand out.

An Introduction To Anthroposophy

Author: Francis Edmunds
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 185584270X
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Athough many of the practical activities that arise from Rudolf Steiner's work are well publicized, the philosophy that stands behind them remains largely hidden. Thousands of parents send their children to Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) schools around the world, while biodynamic farming (the Demeter label) and anthroposophical medicine are gaining increasing recognition. Yet despite all this and much other visible work, few are aware of the richness of Rudolf Steiner's world view, anthroposophy. Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct 'spiritual research', the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. Francis Edmunds' introduction - here revised and updated - covers the fundamental areas of Steiner's philosophy, beginning with a brief outline of his life. Edmunds describes anthroposophy as a 'way to higher knowledge', and outlines the threefold nature of the human being. He delves into the secrets of human evolution and history, the basic elements of child development, and many further aspects of Steiner's vast teaching. This is a warm and clear introduction to anthroposophy which will prove of value to anybody wishing to understand Steiner's work. FRANCIS EDMUNDS began his studies as a medical student, but the driving force in his life was a quest for insight into the nature of the human being. This journey led him to anthroposophy and his vocation as a teacher. In 1962 he founded Emerson College, an adult educational establishment based on Rudolf Steiner's work. He travelled and lectured extensively around the world, and authored the perennially popular An Introduction to Steiner Education. Francis Edmunds died in 1989.

Fruits Of Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880102025
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These lectures give a fresh and exceptionally clear approach to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a widening of our experience of memory to cosmic dimensions. Inspiration is described as an extension of forgetting. Intuition is shown to be the means by which the spiritual world bears fruit for the future of human evolution.

What Is Anthroposophy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880108657
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The Philosophy Of Freedom

Author: Rudolf Steiner
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The Occult Significance Of The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621510336
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Rudolf Steiner S Path Of Initiation And The Mystery Of The Ego

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999554
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A special conference took place in Bologna in spring 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of a unique lecture Steiner delivered to a philosophically trained audience in the same city. In his key exposition, Steiner had given a concise description of the spiritual-scientific theory of knowledge as well as a brief outline of the anthroposophic path of training. In his contribution to the 2011 congress, Prokofieff tackles two principal aspects. On the one hand, he describes how Steiner's Bologna lecture contained the essential foundations for a new "science of the human ego" (human "I"). On the other hand, Prokofieff states that Steiner was the first person to transform this theory into a practical path of knowledge, following it to its very conclusion. Thus, the words of Steiner's lecture were based entirely on personal experience. Together with a transcript of Steiner's full Bologna lecture, Prokofieff's lecture is reproduced here in an expanded version. In addition, this volume features Steiner's important "summaries of essential points," in which he develops and connects some of his key thoughts with further aspects of Anthroposophy, especially in relation to their Christological foundations.

The Language Of The Conscious Soul

Author: Carl Unger
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621480178
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The Mystery Of The Resurrection In The Light Of Anthroposophy

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999120
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The Mystery of the Resurrection approaches the deepest mysteries of the Turning Point of Time through Rudolf Steiner's spiritual research. At its heart stands the question of the restoration of the 'phantom' of the physical body, and its transformation into the resurrected body of Christ through the Mystery of Golgotha. The author draws a broad and differentiated picture of the tasks and possibilities that the Easter event, as well as Ascension and Whitsun, present - both for the individual and humanity. The final chapter considers the mystery of Easter Saturday, through which the two polar aspects of the Mystery of Golgotha - death and resurrection - interconnect, at the same time explaining the relationship of the Earth Spirit to the interior of the Earth. An appendix tackles the phenomenon of stigmatization from a spiritual-scientific perspective.