Theosophy (Updated and Revised for the Nook)

Theosophy (Updated and Revised for the Nook)

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by Rudolf Steiner
     
 

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This volume has not only passed into three editions in Germany, but has been translated into Russian, Swedish, Dutch, Czechish, and Italian, while a French translation is being prepared. It were perhaps well to mention that in this work the words "know" and "knowledge," when used in reference to the supersensible worlds, involve actual experience of them gained by man

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This volume has not only passed into three editions in Germany, but has been translated into Russian, Swedish, Dutch, Czechish, and Italian, while a French translation is being prepared. It were perhaps well to mention that in this work the words "know" and "knowledge," when used in reference to the supersensible worlds, involve actual experience of them gained by man through his higher organs of perception. The names chosen by the author to describe the higher bodies of man, and other theosophic facts, have been, as far as possible, retained here. Readers will find that they revert with primitive strength to the ancient power of names, and are word pictures and also mnemonics of what they represent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012624475
Publisher:
Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication date:
02/06/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
156
File size:
178 KB

Meet the Author

Rudolf Steiner gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the 20th century, he founded a spiritual movement, Anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy growing out of European transcendentalism and with links to Theosophy.
Steiner led this movement through several phases. In the first, more 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.

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Theosophy 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This title is the first half of what the author originally intended to be a one volume text in two parts. The second part is now published as An Outline of Esoteric Science while this first part remains with the original title, Theosophy, although the author broke away from the organized movement with this name. The book deals with the organic structure of the human being as a dual being with an inner and an outer life; as a threefold being with a body, a personal soul life and a spiritual nature that reincarnates; as a fourfold being with a membership in each one of the three visible natural kingdoms as well as in a kingdom of our own - which in turn connects us with higher kingdoms - as well as a sevenfold and a ninefold being. The etheric body, the astral body as well as other fundamental concepts of spiritual science are thoroughly examined and put in context. The chapter on reincarnation and karma is logically convincing albeit a bit abstract. Very concrete, however, is the chapter describing the human aura and its colors. The chapter describing the discipline of spiritual research is a gem and worth the struggle of a generally gnarly text. In fact, this struggle is part of the authors intentions of inviting the reader to a discipline that will lead to personal experience. A drawback is that it also can lead to mystification and followership amongst people that lack the discipline or the mental faculties to digest this kind of text. For serious students and practicioners of the spiritual sciences, however, this book, along with its companion volume Esoteric Science, is a time tested and performance proven corner stone. Recent books of similar scope are hard to find, but B. A. Brannons books are related in some ways.
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