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Four Mystery Dramas

The Portal of Initiation - The Soul's Probation - The Guardian of the Threshold - The Souls' Awakening (CW 14)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Barbara Renold and Hans Pusch
Translated by Hans Pusch and Ruth Pusch
June 2014
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  • Published
    26th June 2014
  • ISBN 9781621480570
  • Language English
  • Pages 572 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

Revised translation (CW 14)

Rudolf Steiner’s four mystery dramas are powerful portrayals of the complex laws of reincarnation and karma. They transport us into a landscape of the human soul and spirit, where suprasensory beings are active.

Through the perception of these hidden worlds, we are given the opportunity to understand the struggles we face in attempting to apply spiritual knowledge to our everyday lives and relationships.

Written between 1910 and 1913 during periods of intense inner and outer work, these dramas are powerful testimonies to Steiner’s artistic creativity. By manifesting soul and spirit forms on a stage, they foreshadow a dramatic art for the future.

This volume is a translation from German of Vier Mysteriendramen (GA 14).

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction to the Revised Edition by Barbara Renold
Introduction by Hans Pusch

The Portal of Initiation: A Rosicrucian Mystery
The Soul's Probation: A Life Tableau in Dramatic Scenes
The Guardian of the Threshold: Soul Events in Dramatic Scenes
The Souls' Awakening: Soul and Spirit Events in Dramatic Scenes

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.