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And the Earth Becomes a Sun

The Mystery of the Resurrection

Hardback
January 2015
9780946206773
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  • Publisher
    Wynstones Press
  • Published
    15th January 2015
  • ISBN 9780946206773
  • Language English
  • Pages 576 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images 18 color
$60.00

In the transformation of the physical body through Christ, the seed for the future spiritualization of the world was laid, and through the re-creation of the phantom, the human "I" finds redemption. The appearance of the young man at the grave (Mark 14:51-52) is testimony to the cosmic process in which the Earth will gradually be transformed into a new sun. The connection of Christ to the Earth’s aura during the period of darkness on Golgotha established the basis through which people ever since then can always find him during their earthly lives. By Christ going through death, something meaningful was given to the world, not only for humanity, but also for the gods, the hierarchies.

This new publication is a continuation of the book written by Sergei O. Prokofieff, The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy (2008). In studying Rudolf Steiner’s work, many questions arise that warrant further research, whereas Steiner only suggests a direction in which the subject may be carried forward. This can be seen especially in the field of anthroposophic Christology. When researching this subject, the many questions that arise can lead to being confronted by conundrums. However, studying the work again later, such seemingly impossible questions may suddenly become clear, resulting in completely new and surprising perspectives. Some of these new perspectives will be found in this volume.

This book is a translation from German of Und die Erde wird zur Sonne. Zum Mysterium der Auferstehung (Arlesheim, Switzerland: Verlag Ita Wegman Instituts, 2012).

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword

I. The Divine and Human Aspects of Christ Jesus—the Son of God and the Son of Man

The Earthly and the Heavenly Meal
The Five Agape Organs of the Resurrection Body
Three Stages in the Perceiving of the Resurrection Body—by John, Paul and the Other Disciples

II. The Sun Mystery of the Last Supper

The Last Supper and the Future Mysteries of Mankind
The Mystery of the Ebionite Stream
The Last Supper and the Three Stages of the Mystery of Golgotha
The Last Supper in accordance with the Rite of Melchizedek (a philological study)

III. The Blood of the Grail and its Esoteric Significance

The Path to the Resurrection Body

IV. The Cross on Golgotha and the World Tree

The Awakening of Lazarus

V. The Appearance of the Dead in the Gospel of St. Matthew

VI. The Cosmic Destiny of Evil

Eternal Goodness and the Objective Limits of Evil
The Second Mystery of Golgotha and the Knowledge of Evil
The Fourfold Nature of Evil and the Paths towards its Overcoming, followed by Paul, John and Rudolf Steiner

VII. The Fifth Gospel and the Present Knowledge of Christ

Rudolf Steiner and the Influence of the Nathan Soul

Appendix

Answers to Questions raised regarding the Book The Mystery of the Resurrection in the Light of Anthroposophy

Sergei O. Prokofieff

Sergei O. Prokofieff (1954-2014) was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and quickly realized that his life would be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in English in 1994. After the fall of Communism, he helped establish the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. More than 30 of his books have been translated into English. Sergei Prokofieff passed away in Dornach, Switzerland.

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf 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.