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Therapeutic Insights

Earthly and Cosmic Laws (CW 205)

November 1994
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Press
  • Published
    23rd November 1994
  • ISBN 9780936132662
  • Language English

5 lectures, Dornach, June 24, 26 and July 1–3, 1921 (CW 205)

How do the human organs—heart, lung, kidney, and so on—reveal themselves in a person’s psychological makeup? Knowing this, might a person relate to the world through higher knowledge instead of physically predetermined tendencies?

In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner gives particular attention to the relationship of the inner organs to soul activities and disorders.

This volume is a translation from German of five lectures in Der Mensch in Zusammenhang mit dem Kosmos 5: Menschenwerden, Weltenseele und Weltengeist - Erster Teil: Der Mensch als leiblich-seelische Wesenheit in seinem Verhältnis zur Welt (GA 205).

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (b. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner, 1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.