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Sketches of a Forgotten Life – From Vienna to Auschwitz
• Anne Weise
In a remarkable deed of original scholarly research and detailed detective work, Anne Weise recreates sketches of a lost life – of one of the millions of forgotten souls whose lives came to a violent end in the Holocaust. Her focus is Alfred Bergel (1902–1944), an artist and teacher from Vienna who was a close associate of Karl König – the founder of the Camphill Movement for people with special needs – who wrote of Bergel in his youthful diaries as his best friend ‘Fredi’.
ARCHETYPAL HUMAN-ANIMAL, THE
Rudolf Steiner’s Watercolour Painting
A New Approach to Evolution
• Angela Lord
Rudolf Steiner’s watercolour painting ‘The Archetypal Human-Animal’ presents us with the enigmatic image of a strange creature apparently swimming in water. It has a human profile, showing a clearly outlined nose and slightly-opened mouth, with a mysterious eye, almost concealed in its greenish hair. It has appendages similar to hands and feet, and dark-blue plant-like forms float about in the water beneath the creature’s bright red and yellow body. Only the title provides us with a clue to its meaning: it is an ‘archetypal human-animal’ form. But even this is enigmatic. What is this strange, unusual creature – this archetypal human-animal? We are presented with a perplexing image and a puzzling description.
ARE THERE PEOPLE WITHOUT A SELF?
On the Mystery of the Ego and the Appearance in the Present Day of Egoless Individuals
• Erdmuth Johannes Grosse
‘That in our times a kind of supernumerary person is appearing who is egoless, who in reality is not a human being, is a terrible truth.’ – Rudolf Steiner
BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN
The Actor of the Future, Vol. 3
• Dawn Langman
In this third volume in The Actor of the Future series, Dawn Langman continues to explore the integration of Steiner’s research into speech, drama and eurythmy with Michael Chekhov’s acting methodology. Her advanced applications of all the basic processes allow the art of the actor and speaker to evolve beyond the ‘soul and body’ paradigm – still broadly accepted in contemporary culture – to include dimensions of the spirit. The book contains a seminal analysis of comedy and tragedy, showing how an understanding of their esoteric roots – sprung from the Eleusis mysteries of ancient Greece – deepen our appreciation and our ability to implement the practical suggestions made by Steiner and Chekhov to differentiate the fundamental styles. A comprehensive exploration of the vowels in relation to planetary beings lays the foundation for many layers of artistic deepening and application.
CHILD OF THE COSMOS
Strengthening Our Intrinsic Being
• Karsten Massei
How awake are we to our inner being, our true nature? How much self-knowledge do we really have?
COLLECTED ARTICLES, 1922-1938
Including Posthumous Publications
• Hermann Beckh
This newly-edited collection of 72 essays provides a unique overview of Hermann Beckh’s notable – and largely overlooked – writing career. Whether in the realm of theology, philosophy, the arts, astrology or esoterica, the articles gathered here, mostly previously unpublished in English, are rare signposts to a Christian initiation grounded in the Rosicrucian tradition and the path of St John’s Gospel. Presented in chronological sequence over a 16 year period – from 1922 to 1938 – and supplemented with biographical notes and introductory material by Neil Franklin and Alan Stott, this volume provides firm ground for a fuller appreciation of Beckh’s prolific output.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
Earth and Humanity – What Unites Us?
• Karsten Massei
Earth and humanity are involved in a fragile interplay of physical and spiritual relationships, the full spectrum of which can only be discerned by higher, finer senses. Based on actual, living discernment rather than dogmatic ideas, Karsten Massei reveals how we can unite with nature, supporting our inner development and everyday lives. We ourselves comprise the path leading to the mysteries of the earth. Through delving into nature’s secrets, paradoxically we are brought back to our own being – our soul-gold, our luminosity, but also to our shadow, lower nature. Deep encounters with the earth are thus self-encounters.
DEPARTURE OF THE PERFECTED ONE
The Story of the Buddha’s Transition from Earth to Nirvana
• Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Hermann Beckh
Presenting vivid pictures of Gautama Buddha’s life, teaching, suffering, death and subsequent nirvāṇa, the Mahāparinibbānasutta is one of the principal Buddhist texts. In Hermann Beckh’s words, it describes ‘…one of the greatest human beings that ever lived, who stood at the threshold of the super-human – a teacher and leader of humanity.’
Rudolf Steiner and the Sculpture of Christ in Dornach
• Peter Selg
‘The most essential and intrinsic quality of her soul … was not a particular branch of human endeavour, not even art; the most salient of her soul tendencies, her soul intentions, was the striving for spirituality…’ – Rudolf Steiner
ENCOUNTERS WITH VIDAR
Communications from the Outer Etheric Realm
From Clairvoyance to Clairaudience
• Are Thoresen
At the threshold that divides the elemental and etheric worlds, Are Thoresen encounters two spiritual entities – Vidar and Balder, ‘guardians of the threshold’ – whose task is to protect the spiritual border from uninitiated intruders. Building on previous reports, Encounters with Vidar offers startling new esoteric teachings, gleaned – through processes of spiritual knowledge – from these enigmatic gods. Here, Vidar and Balder emphasize the importance of clairaudience as opposed to clairvoyance (the latter particularly being open to attack from adversary beings). Through the process of working with the communications, the author begins to experience a transformation of his head chakras, leading to an awakening of ‘spiritual ears’. Whilst clairvoyance is like reading the holy script, clairaudience is akin to hearing the holy script, he learns.
ESSENCE OF TONALITY, THE / PARSIFAL CHRIST-EXPERIENCE, THE
An Attempt to View Musical Subjects in the Light of Spiritual Science
• Hermann Beckh
The unique scholarship and artistic sensitivity of Prof. Dr Hermann Beckh (1875–1937) is in the process of being rediscovered. The great linguist, Orientalist and Christian priest – an active music-lover who also composed – penned pioneer works on our musical system that are respected by musicians and musicologists. This volume brings together two revised versions of his best-loved books.
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER AND THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM
With Aspects of his Occult Biography
• Sergei 0. Prokofieff
‘The primary task of this book is to build a bridge to a deeper understanding of Schiller himself who, along with Goethe and Novalis, was one of the great spiritual forerunners and trailblazers of anthroposophy.’ – Sergei O. Prokofieff
FUTURE OF AHRIMAN, THE
and the Awakening of Souls
The Spirit-Presence of the Mystery Dramas
• Peter Selg
In 1919 Rudolf Steiner spoke about the future physical incarnation of the being of Ahriman. This would take place before ‘a part’ of the third millennium had passed, and was inevitable – but it was also necessary that people were aware of this event and recognized it, for earthly culture would be destroyed if the world were to fall completely to Ahriman.
The Cosmic Rhythm, Stars and Stones
• Hermann Beckh
That there is a living stream of Johannine Christianity can no longer be doubted. There is now an abundant literature from Rosicrucian and esoteric traditions – from the deepest prayer and meditation – that addresses the exalted nature of John the Evangelist as expressed through his Gospel, Letters and the Book of Revelation. Yet it fell to Hermann Beckh to elucidate clearly how the individual known as ‘John’ became the source of such undying love and wisdom in Christ. According to Rudolf Steiner, John was the ailing Lazarus, called from death to a new life as ‘the disciple Jesus loved’. Beckh demonstrates how John’s invaluable writings were based on personal spiritual knowledge and experience, expressing the divine work of the Cosmic Christ on human nature and on the Earth, leading far into the future.
• Friedrich Rittelmeyer
‘These Letters … aim to make John’s Gospel accessible to people today as their own gospel, both as a whole and in the details; to illuminate it with the spiritual knowledge of the age and to make it fruitful for life, not only for meditation but also for practical ordering of destiny.’ – Friedrich Rittelmeyer.
MYSTERY OF THE CHRIST
Aspects of Christology in the Work of Rudolf Steiner
• Kürten. Oscar
Who is the Christ? What is the ‘Sun-spirit’? How should we understand the person of Jesus in relation to the Cosmic Christ, or even to the Holy Trinity?
RIDDLE OF DMITRI, THE
Considered from historical, psychological and spiritual-scientific viewpoints
• Sergei O. Prokofieff
In a private conversation on his deathbed, Rudolf Steiner informed his friend Count Polzer-Hoditz of three spiritual problems that would need to be resolved in the coming years: ‘Firstly, the question of the two Johns [John the Baptist and John the Evangelist]. Secondly: Who was Dmitri? Thirdly: Where did Caspar Hauser come from?’ Tackling these issues, said Steiner, would be of critical importance for humanity’s future. He added: ‘In all three problems it is important that one’s gaze is directed not towards death but towards birth. Where did they come from and with what tasks?’ In Dmitri’s case, Steiner emphasized that the most important thing was to discover what was to have been achieved through him.
SPEAKING WITH ANGELS
Life Lessons from the Angelic World
• Iris Paxino
‘If you wish to learn, you may learn. I go now and will come again. And yet I am always with you.’
THREE MEETINGS, THE
Christ, Michael and Anthroposophia
• Yeshayahu (Jesaiah) Ben-Aharon
‘How can our souls unite with the etheric Christ, experienced in the etheric world since the end of the last century? What steps should we take, in the second century of the age of Michael, to unite with Him?’
TRAVELS ON THE NORTHERN PATH OF INITIATION
Vidar and Baldur, the Three Elemental Realms and the Inner and Outer Etheric worlds
• Are Thoresen
In March 2020, Are Thoresen contracted Covid-19. Whilst convalescing from the disease and suffering great exhaustion, he experienced a breakthrough in his daily meditation. Although he has always been able to ‘see’ into the spiritual world, now deeper, unknown realms appeared to his inner vision. In the soapstone surround of the fireplace in his Norwegian home, he perceived the elemental beings and forces that make up the mineral at an atomic level. A few days later, an even deeper dimension revealed itself, in the form of a void or vacuum. Here, astonishingly, was an open portal to the entire cosmos...
WESTERN HOSTILITY TO RUSSIA
The Hidden Background to War in Ukraine
• Terry M. Boardman
What are the origins of the war in Ukraine? Contrary to popular opinion, the conflict is ultimately not between Russia and Ukraine but between Russia and the West. Neither did it begin with Russia’s invasion in 2022, nor the Maidan revolution in 2014.