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COLLECTED ARTICLES, 1922-1938
Including Posthumous Publications
Hermann Beckh - Trans. by M. & A. Stott; Ed. by N. Franklin & K. Binder
15 June 2023;
23.5 x 15.5 cm;
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in the realm of theology, philosophy, the arts, astrology or esoterica, the articles gathered here, mostly previously unpublished in English, are rare signposts to a Christian initiation grounded in the Rosicrucian tradition and the path of St John’s Gospel.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.
Hermann Beckh, Ph.D., one of Europe’s few authorities on Tibetan texts, became a founding member of The Christian Community and an inspiring teacher in the Stuttgart Seminary. Collected Articles is a powerful culmination to his Collected Works in English translation. This body of work is a major source of contemporary spiritual research, providing a vital accompaniment to the better-known contributions by Friedrich Rittelmeyer, Emil Bock and Rudolf Frieling, all of whom – not without some reverential awe – expressed their admiration for their esteemed colleague, ‘the Professor’.
HERMANN BECKH (1875-1937) studied Law and later Sanskrit, becoming Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Berlin. A master of ancient and modern languages, he wrote extensively on religious and philosophical subjects, including Buddhism, Indology, Christianity, Alchemy and Music. He heard a lecture by Rudolf Steiner in 1911 and was inspired to join the Anthroposophical Society, where he soon became a valued co-worker. He helped found The Christian Community in 1922, a movement for religious renewal. His many books are in the process of being translated from the original German and published in English.