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LEARNING TO EXPERIENCE THE ETHERIC WORLD
Empathy, the After-Image and a New Social Ethic
Baruch Luke Urieli, Hans Müller-Wiedemann - Translated by Simon Blaxland-de Lange
21.5 x 13.5 cm;
Our world today is increasingly characterized by speed, movement and flux. There is often a lack of sufficient time to do 'what needs to be done', and life seems to be marked by change, upheaval and revolution. But in the midst of this turmoil, say the authors, people are having conscious and semiconscious experiences of the etheric world - the world that comprises the forces of life. However, this growing sensitivity to the etheric realm only intensifies experiences of movement and upheaval. To counter such feelings, we should take hold of our inner life and strengthen the 'I' - our true self.
Featuring essays supplemented with a substantial amount of source material from Rudolf Steiner and other authors, this book is an invaluable resource for inner development and the beginnings of true spiritual vision. We learn to practise the ability to add to every physical perception - whether of stone, plant, animal or another person - the etheric reality associated with that entity. This process leads us to become more aware of the 'after-image' and to become conscious within the etheric realm. Baruch Urieli comments that this 'is not an esoteric path but is, rather, an endeavour to bring the beginnings of a natural consciousness of the etheric to full consciousness and, hence, under the rulership of the ego'.
HANS MÜLLER-WIEDEMANN, who died in 1997, was a medical doctor who also lived and worked for many years within the Camphill movement, which has many centres around the world for people with special needs.
BARUCH LUKE URIELI is a retired priest of the Christian Community and is also a long-standing member of the Camphill movement. He is the author of Male and Female (Temple Lodge, 2001).