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Esoteric Christianity

and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz (CW 130)

Paperback
February 2001
9781855840836
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    1st February 2001
  • ISBN 9781855840836
  • Language English
  • Pages 336 pp.
$30.00

23 lectures, various cities, 1911 to 1912 (CW 130)

In addition to the external manifestations of Christianity we know from history, there is another hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes called “esoteric Christianity,” or “Rosicrucian Christianity.” Showing an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner brings this once secret, spiritual movement into the light. He does not rely on historical tradition or teachings but, instead, presents wisdom and understanding directly from the metaphysical sources of esoteric Christianity.

In these dynamic lectures, Steiner describes the influence of Christ’s power throughout history, the function and effects of karma, the role of the Buddha and bodhisattvas, and the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira, and other key historical individuals.

This edition—indispensable for all serious students of esotericism—contains all twenty-three lectures and addresses from the original German collection. It features previously scattered classics such as “The Etherization of the Blood,” “Faith, Love, Hope,” and “Cosmic Ego and Human Ego.”

This volume is a translation from German of Das esoterische Christentum und die geistige Führung des Menschen (vol. 130 in the Complete Works).

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.