The Illustrated Calendar of the Soul

This edition features Anne Stockton's fifty-two celebrated and evocative paintings, a wonderful complement to the text. John Thomson has translated Steiner's words especially for this edition.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636627

Category: Meditation

Page: 112

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Rudolf Steiner's beautiful meditative verses for the yearly cycle have been used by countless people over the years. The purpose of this beautiful little book--one you'll treasure for many years--is to awaken one's feelings of nature's cycles and, at the same time, stimulate self-discovery. By listening to the changing language of the year and awakening a profound sympathy for it, we can in turn discover our own individual nature. Steiner's original and unique meditations facilitate this process, leading to a healthy feeling of being at one with the natural world. This edition features Anne Stockton's fifty-two celebrated and evocative paintings, a wonderful complement to the text. John Thomson has translated Steiner's words especially for this edition. The Calendar of the Soul is a translation of "Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender," included in Wahrspruchworte (GA 40).

Calendar 1912 13

Weekly meditations to accompany the cycle of the year called The Calendar of the Soul . 8. An image of the soul between Lucifer and Ahriman ( as frontispiece for The Calendar of the Soul ) , indicating the path to be trodden through the ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105347

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 159

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Facsimile edition with relevant English translations.

Calendar of the Soul

This budget-priced pocket version features Owen Barfield's pioneering translation--"paraphrased for an English ear"--based on more than fifty years studying this text.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841886

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 60

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In listening to the changing language of the year, said Rudolf Steiner, we can rediscover our individual nature. These meditative verses--one for each week of the year--help awaken a feeling of unity with nature while also stimulating self-discovery. Through intensive work, Steiner's unique meditations will lead to a greater feeling of unity with the surrounding world. This budget-priced pocket version features Owen Barfield's pioneering translation--"paraphrased for an English ear"--based on more than fifty years studying this text. As Barfield asserts, no simple translation can convey the real thrust of these verses. Because of this, he tries to "suggest" rather than simply reproducing the original as exact English translations. The Calendar of the Soul is a translation of "Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender," in Wahrspruchworte (GA 40).

A Life for the Spirit

The year 1879 , and the spiritual significance of the advent of Michael , was " Christmas " in relation to 1912 , when the Calendar of the Soul became an " Easter " fruit . The third significant event of 1912 occurred in September ...

Author: Henry Barnes

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103954

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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"Whether or not Steiner's insights are valid is for each of us to determine. His work is not easy, and he challenges our usual thinking every step of the way. The insights are radical, in the original meaning of that word: they go to the roots. We are forced more and more to realize that only through such thinking can actions arise that are truly healing and constructive." --Henry Barnes (from the introduction) Few people today recognize Rudolf Steiner's name, yet those who are aware of him know that his presence pervades every forward-looking aspect of contemporary life. Nearly all fields of life have been fructified by his insights--not abstractly or theoretically, but in a concrete way that changes lives. No wonder, then, that Steiner has been called "the best kept secret of the twentieth century." Born in 1861 in Kraljvec, Austria, Steiner showed evidence early on of the most varied gifts--a precise and probing scientific mind combined with a natural clairvoyant ability to see into the spiritual world, a determined need to think things through for himself, and a profound reverence for the divine. He first made his mark as a philosopher and the editor of Goethe's scientific writings. He also recognized the revolutionary spirit in Nietzsche. But Steiner's destiny led him in a different direction. Profound cognitive experiences determined that his task would lie in service to the spirit. While recognizing the integrity of modern science's phenomenological empiricism, he also knew that the time had come to extend the field of science to include investigation of the supersensible. Working at first within the Theosophical Society, but always speaking and writing out of his own experience, Steiner developed the foundations for a thoroughly modern spiritual-scientific discipline that would transform spiritual and cultural life. Until his death in 1925, in countless lectures and books, Steiner created the body of knowledge and practice known as "anthroposophy," which not only challenged and extended the underlying methods of modern knowledge, but stimulated many practical cultural initiatives such as: Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, the art of eurythmy, the movement for a threefold social order, and anthroposophical medicine. Henry Barnes--the author of Into the Heart's Land: A Century of Rudolf Steiner's Work in North America--recounts the dynamic life of this remarkable man. He does so by placing Steiner in the crosscurrents of history and showing him not as a spectator or ivory-tower philosopher, but as a leading actor in the drama, one whose entire being was given in service to humanity and to the spirit. Contents: Foreword by Robert McDermott Introduction: In Search of a New Thinking The Twentieth Century: Battleground for Human Individuality Child of Middle Europe: Biographical Foundations The Weimar Years: Nietzsche, Steiner, and the Redemption of Thinking The Years of Inner Testing: Berlin The Work Unfolds The Building Rises Insight Becomes Life: The Three fold Movement for Social Reform The First Waldorf School and the Independence of Education The Healing Arts Religious Renewal Out of Fire Renewal from Within: The Christmas Foundation Months of Grace Afterword: The Battle Continues--What Can I Do?

Paths of the Christian Mysteries

The Calendar of the Soul The Calendar of the Soully was a direct outcome of the attempt at an ' Endowment for Theosophical Art and Way of Life ' that never came to pass . Rudolf Steiner formed this Calendar of the Soul in preparation ...

Author: Virginia Sease

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781902636436

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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In recent decades, there has been an upsurge of interest in "the Camino," the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. But where does this fascination in the spiritual exploration of the Middle Ages come from, and what is its significance? Virginia Sease and Manfred Schmidt-Brabant assert that we live in a time of spiritual quest, discovery, and change. Humanity is becoming increasingly sensitive, and primal memories are beginning to emerge in people's consciousness. Within this dynamic context of inner transformation, the Camino's historic importance is being reechoed in human souls. Rudolf Steiner explained that people need to live not only with outer history, but also with the esoteric, hidden narrative behind it--the history of the mysteries. Today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the authors suggest that it is increasingly necessary for us to live consciously with this veiled history of humanity's continual search for communion with the divine world. Based on long research and contemplation, the authors present a survey of extraordinary breadth and depth. Focusing on the spiritual history of humankind, they begin with the cosmic origin of the Grail Mysteries and culminate with the suprasensory Michael cultus and the being of Anthroposophia. Topics also include: the school of Athens; early Christian art and its Gnostic impulses; the Grail initiation in northern Spain; the role of the Cathars and Troubadours in the Manichean spiritual stream; the Camino to Santiago de Compostela and the esoteric aspect of music for the pilgrims; the Music of the Spheres and the Elders of the Apocalypse; the Templars as emissaries of the Holy Grail; the initiations of Christian Rosenkreutz and his relation to anthroposophical art; the early Rosicrucian impulses in America and Europe; and much more.

Meditations

22 23 24 25 26 27 From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. Given to Marie Steiner on 25 December 1922. This meditation, given on 25 December 1923, ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855845547

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 122

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As a spiritual teacher, Rudolf Steiner wrote many inspired and beautifully-crafted verses. Often they were given in relation to specific situations or in response to individual requests; sometimes they were offered simply to assist in the process of meditation. Regardless of their origins, they are uniformly powerful in their ability to connect the meditating individual with spiritual archetypes. Thus, the meditations provide valuable tools for developing experience and knowledge of subtle dimensions of reality. Matthew Barton has translated and selected Steiner’s verses, sensitively arranging them by theme. In this collection of meditations for times of day and seasons of the year, Rudolf Steiner delves into the rhythms of nature and their relationship to human beings. The verses in the first part refer to the cycle of waking and sleeping, echoing the greater rhythms of birth and death. They provide an accompaniment for each day, gently reminding us where we have come from and where we are going. The second section focuses on the human being’s passage through nature’s changing seasons – a greater cycle of sleeping and waking. Together they offer us a spiritual light for our journey through life.

Breathing the Spirit

22 From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. From the Calendar of the Soul. Given to Marie Steiner on 25 December 1922. This meditation, given on 25 December 1923, was part of the core ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855843447

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 483

As a spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner wrote many beautifully formed and inspired verses. Often they were given in relation to specific situations or in response to individual requests; sometimes they were created for general use in assisting the process of meditation. Regardless of their origins, they are uniformly powerful in their ability to connect the meditant with spiritual archetypes and realities, and are valuable tools for developing experience and knowledge of other dimensions. In this collection of meditations for times of day and seasons of the year, Rudolf Steiner delves into the rhythms of nature and their relation to human beings. The verses in the first part relate to the cycle of waking and sleeping, echoing the greater rhythms of birth and death. They provide an accompaniment for each day, gently reminding us where we have come from and where we are going. The second section focuses on the human being's passage through nature's changing seasons - a greater cycle of sleeping and waking. Together they offer us a spiritual light for our journey through life.. Matthew Barton has delicately translated these meditations into English, many for the first time, and arranged them thematically in this outstanding new series.

Start Now

Rudolf Steiner wrote the Calendar of the Soul verses (meditations) in 1912. They allow one to follow the course of the year and in so doing cultivate different soul moods and capacities. Two basic movements are enacted.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109076

Category: Self-Help

Page: 269

View: 177

Start Now! offers an extensive and representative sample of Steiner's spiritual instructions and meditative practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly and monthly practices for the development of soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, the angelic hierarchies and our guardian angel.

Anthroposophic Mantric Meditations

In the weekly Calendar of the Soul we have the possibility of working further and in great depth on our Cosmic relationship to Nature. The Calendar can be seen, in this respect, as a chief, and a highly detailed, expression of the ...

Author: John O'Meara

Publisher: HcP Ottawa

ISBN: 0992097118

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 90

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This volume brings together some of the most significant mantras bequeathed to us by Rudolf Steiner, mantras that, when set together in the form presented here, invoke a comprehensive whole relating far-reaching developments in our Cosmos to our experience of Nature's yearly cycle as well as the daily cycle of Sleep and Waking. With the appearance of this volume, those familiar with the Anthroposophical world-view will find fresh opportunity to re-think the great connections that Rudolf Steiner so faithfully opened to our imaginations. In the meantime, a specific Meditation Course is proposed based on these mantras that offers to open up the spheres of the Cosmos, Nature, and the Daily cycle to a comprehensive and systematic practice. The form this volume takes builds on the author's personal experience based on years of living with the mantras and how these came together for him.

Anthroposophy A Z

Calendar of the Soul Ð Rudolf *Steiner gave 52 verses, each one relating to a week of the year. This calendar enables the human *soul to participate in the year's seasonal changes. The sequence starts in the week after *Easter, ...

Author: Henk van Oort

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855843471

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual philosophy is the inspiration for many successful initiatives in the world today, from the international Steiner Waldorf school movement to biodynamic agriculture and its increasingly popular produce. Steiner developed his philosophy in dozens of books and many thousands of lectures. His teaching contains dozens of new concepts and ideas, and as a result he had often to create his own vocabulary. In this practical volume - a companion to his Anthroposophy, A Concise Introduction - Henk van Oort gives concise definitions of many terms and concepts in Steiner’s worldview, from the most commonplace to the more obscure. Anthroposophy A-Z can be used as a reference guide, but also as a gateway into Rudolf Steiner’s manifold world of spiritual ideas and concepts. Anthroposophy can be seen to be a new language - a language that can lead to the world of the spirit. It was with this awareness that Henk van Oort took the initiative to write this glossary. Ultimately, he has written the sort of inspiring handbook that he wished had existed when he first became acquainted with anthroposophy over 40 years ago. HENK VAN OORT, born in 1943, trained as a primary teacher before taking a Masters degree in English at the Amsterdam University. He has taught for 40 years in primary and secondary education, including class teaching in a Steiner school, teaching English, and running educational courses and seminars for teachers and parents. His interest in literature and poetry has led to his appearance at storytelling and poetry seminars, and his introductory courses to anthroposophy have proved to be highly successful. Based in Bergen N.H. in the Netherlands, Henk van Oort is married and the father of three grown-up children. He is the author of Anthroposophy, A Concise Introduction.