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Imagination Inspiration And Intuition

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
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ISBN: 9781709203336
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Languages : en
Pages : 42
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Book Description: The present volume of intermediate lectures contains excerpts from three different works. The first is from GA 21; Enigmas of the Soul ([Amazon: ] Keryx, 2017). This is the rather brief passage that would prove foundational both for Waldorf education and the threefold social order in which Steiner first sets out the correspondences between thinking and the nervous system, feeling and the rhythmic system, and willing and the metabolic or limb system. Steiner also has quite a bit to say about Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. The second is also quite short, but extremely sublime: here he describes the ways that Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition yield higher cognition to incarnated spirits, while the same three faculties represent spiritual realities guiding us into incarnation. The third is likewise short and likewise sublime, detailing the ways in which Imagination and Inspiration and Intuition rise up to direct intuition of the cosmic ethers and the workings of the planets


Bees

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104579
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Book Description: 8 Lectures in Dornach, Nov 26, 1923 to Dec 22, 1923 (CW 351) In 1923 Rudolf Steiner predicted the dire state of today's honeybee. He stated that, within fifty to eighty years, we would see the consequences of mechanizing the forces that had previously operated organically in the beehive. Such practices include breeding queen bees artificially. The fact that over sixty percent of the American honeybee population has died during the past ten years, and that this trend is continuing around the world, should make us aware of the importance of the issues discussed in these lectures. Steiner began this series of lectures on bees in response to a question from an audience of workers at the Goetheanum. From physical depictions of the daily activities of bees to the most elevated esoteric insights, these lectures describe the unconscious wisdom of the beehive and its connection to our experience of health, culture, and the cosmos. Bees is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true nature of the honeybee, as well as those who wish to heal the contemporary crisis of the beehive. Bees includes an essay by David Adams, "From Queen Bee to Social Sculpture: The Artistic Alchemy of Joseph Beuys." The art and social philosophy of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is among the most influential of the twentieth century. He was strongly influenced by Rudolf Steiner's lectures on bees. The elemental imagery and its relationship to human society played an important role in Beuys's sculptures, drawings, installations, and performance art. Adams' essay on Beuys adds a whole new dimension to these lectures, generally considered to be directed more specifically to biodynamic methods and beekeeping. Read Bobby Matherne's review of this book


The Fall Of The Spirits Of Darkness

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855840102
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Speaking at a time of intense war in Europe, Rudolf Steiner reveals the spiritual roots of the crises of our times and the means by which we can overcome them. Since 1879, Steiner tells us that "backward" angels, or "spirits of darkness"--who were forced out of the heavens and made their abode on Earth following their defeat in a forty-year battle with the Archangel Michael--have influenced human minds. It is now possible for human beings to awaken more consciously to the truth of these profound changes and thus inwardly counter the fallen spirits' influences. We can come to the realization that definite spiritual causes lie behind earthly events in our rapidly changing times. In these fourteen lectures, given at the end of 1917 following four years of war in Europe, Steiner speaks on the complex spiritual forces behind the World War I, humanity's attempts to build theoretically perfect social orders, and the many divisions and disruptions that would continue on Earth into our own time. Humanity in general was asleep to the fact that fallen spirits, cast from the spiritual worlds, had become intensely active on Earth. This manifested mainly in human thinking and perception of the surrounding world. However, the defeat and fall of these spirits also ensured that a science of the spirit would always be available to humanity.


Education As A Force For Social Change

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104111
Size: 64.61 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 241
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Book Description: 10 lectures, Dornach & Stuttgart, Apr. 23 - Aug. 17, 1919 (CW 296, 192, 330/331) These radical lectures were given one month before the opening of the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart--following two years of intense preoccupation with the social situation in Germany as World War I ended and society sought to rebuild itself. Well aware of the dangerous tendencies present in modern culture that undermine a true social life--psychic torpor and boredom, universal mechanization, and growing cynicism--Steiner recognized that any solution for society must address not only economic and legal issues but also that of a free spiritual life. Steiner also saw the need to properly nurture in children the virtues of imitation, reverence, and love at the appropriate stages of development in order to create mature adults who are inwardly prepared to fulfill the demands of a truly healthy society--adults who are able to assume the responsibilities of freedom, equality, and brotherhood. Relating these themes to an understanding of the human as a threefold being of thought, feeling, and volition, and against the background of historical forces at work in human consciousness, Steiner lays the ground for a profound revolution in the ways we think about education. Also included here are three lectures on the social basis of education, a lecture to public school teachers, and a lecture to the workers of the Waldorf Astoria Cigarette Company, after which they asked him to form a school for their children. German sources: Die Erziehungsfrage als soziale Frage (GA 296); lectures 4, 5, and 6, the "Volksp├Ądagogik" lectures in Geisteswissenschaftliche Behandlung sozialer und p├Ądagogischer Fragen (GA 192); lectures 2 and 11, Neugestaltung des sozialen Organismus (GA 330-331).


The Spirit Of The Waldorf School

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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880103947
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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Book Description: 6 lectures and an essay, 1919-1920 (CW 297) World War I destroyed the structures, values, and self-confidence that created the seeming greatness of the nineteenth century. In its place stood ruins and the shards of a civilization. In response to this, Emil Molt--the director of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Factory and a student of Rudolf Steiner--decided to establish a school to educate people who could create a new culture. Thus, the Waldorf school movement was begun. Rudolf Steiner agreed to act as the school's consultant, and his insights guided the school in accomplishing this ambitious task. The goal of this education was that, through living inner work guided by the insights of Rudolf Steiner, the teachers would develop in the children such power of thought, depth of feeling, and strength of will that they would emerge from their school years as full members of the human community, able to meet and transform the world. These lectures occurred around the opening of the first Waldorf school. They serve as an excellent, inspiring introduction to Waldorf education as a whole. Here Steiner outlines--with freshness, immediacy, and excitement--the goals and intentions of a new form of education and speaks to parents of prospective students. He explains the school's guiding principles and describes how parents must participate, with understanding and interest, in the awakening of their children's creative forces so that a healthier society can come about. Contents: Introduction by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whittaker The Intent of the Waldorf School The Spirit of the Waldorf School A Lecture for Prospective Parents Supersensible Knowledge and Social Pedagogical Life The Social Pedagogical Significance of Spiritual Science Spiritual Science and Pedagogy The Pedagogical Objective of the Waldorf School in Stuttgart An essay by Rudolf Steiner from the Journal The Social Future German sources: Die Waldorfschule und ihr Geist (GA 297); "Die p dagogische Zielsetzung der Waldorfschule in Stuttgart," from Soziale Zukunft, Feb. 1920 (GA 24).