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Easter

An Introductory Reader

Paperback
June 2009
9781855841390
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    1st June 2009
  • ISBN 9781855841390
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
$14.00

Rudolf Steiner contributed much to the regeneration of modern culture. In addition to his philosophical teachings, he provided ideas for the development of many practical movements, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophically extended medicine, the Christian Community, as well as ideas for economic renewal, architecture, Goethean science, and the arts.

Steiner’s original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct spiritual research, the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer from childhood, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries of life.

In this introductory reader, Barton collects excerpts from Steiner’s many talks and writings on Easter. It also features an editorial introduction, afterword, commentary, and notes.

Chapters:

  1. Can we Celebrate Easter?
  2. The Earth and the Cosmos
  3. Rising Sun
  4. Nature and Resurrection
  5. Golgotha, the Central Deed of Evolution
  6. Easter, a Festival for the Future

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.