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What is Anthroposophy?

July 2006
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Published
    1st July 2006
  • ISBN 9781902636788
  • Language English
  • Pages 48 pp.
  • Size 5.6" x 7.3"

Unlike other works on this theme, Sergei Prokofieff’s short book is more of a personal work than an actual introduction to Anthroposophy. The author presupposes the reader's familiarity with the basic principles of Anthroposophy and focuses on the central Christological insights that form the core of Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy.

This book is personal. It reflects one person’s attemts to build a connection to Anthroposophy. As the author states in his preface:

“As soon as we comprehend Anthroposophy as something living, we are concerned not merely with defining it intellectually but, rather, with developing a real relationship to it.... The content [of this book] will probably reveal more about the author and his relationship to Anthroposophy than about [Anthroposophy] itself, for its nature is basically beyond description and consequently evades any purely intellectual definition.”

This is a valuable addition to the body of secondary literature on Anthroposophy from an established and well-respected author on the subject.

    C O N T E N T S:


    1. Anthroposophy and the Riddle of Man
    2. The Anthroposophical Path of Knowledge
    3. Ego-consciousness and the Mystery of Golgotha
    4. Rudolf Steiner’s Path of Development
    5. The Being of Christ and the Mystery of Man

    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.