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The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia

Paperback
July 2006
9781902636795
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publications
  • Published
    1st July 2006
  • ISBN 9781902636795
  • Language English
  • Pages 312 pp.
$30.00

“If through living anthroposophical study we come ever more to experience the content of Anthroposophy with our hearts and minds, it will seem to us not only as though the meaning of ideas were filling our souls...but as though living cosmic beings were entering into them. Then Anthroposophy itself increasingly appears to us as a living being. And then we become aware that something is knocking at the portal of our hearts and saying, ‘Let me in, for I am you yourself; I am your true human nature.” — Rudolf Steiner, Nov. 18,1923

Based on the author’s experience of the suprasensory being behind spiritual science (Anthroposophy), this volume is the culmination of Sergei Prokofieff’s twenty-five years of work on Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual impulse. He shows that the being Anthroposophia is not merely a poetic image or an abstract concept, but an actual spiritual entity who works in the higher worlds to benefit earthly evolution and bring to humanity “the new revelation of the heavenly Sophia, the divine wisdom.”

In the first part of the book, Prokofieff describes the path that led him to experience the being Anthroposophia—a path that is clearly outlined so that it can be followed by the reader as well. In the second part, beginning with Steiner’s relatively few statements on the subject, the author considers the position of the living Anthroposophia in the cosmic hierarchy—specifically her relationship to Christ, to the heavenly Sophia, and the to Archangel Michael.

Finally available in paperback, this work will be of special interest to all those who have a close connection to Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy.

“The small number of anthroposophists will be unable to go forward as a vanguard until Anthroposophy is received as a living being who moves invisibly among us and to whom people feel themselves responsible. And it is important that the small number of anthorposophists do indeed serve as a vanguard.... But then things must be taken with great seriousness, for in every moment of one’s life one must feel that one is united with the invisible essence of Anthroposophy.” — Rudolf Steiner, June 17, 1923

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword

Part I: The Study of Spiritual Science as a Meeting with the Living Being Anthroposophia

Part II: The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia
1. The Birth of the Heavenly Sophia
2. The Evolution of the Heavenly Sophia
3. The Sophia and Humanity
4. The Heavenly Sophia and the Cosmic Mysteries of the Christ
5. The Sophia and the Earthly Mysteries of the Christ
6. Stages in the Sophia’s Development since the Mystery of Golgotha
7. The Sophia and the Archangel Michael
8. Anthroposophia as a Teacher of the Mysteries of the Spirit Self
9. The Supersensible Human Being Anthroposophia
10. Anthroposophia as a Leader on the Path of Modern Initiation
11. Anthroposophia and the Mysteries of Spiritual Economy
12. Anthroposophia and the Sun Mysteries of the Resurrection
13. The Great Servants of the Sophia: Rudolf Steiner and Christian Rosenkreutz
14. Concerning the Cosmic Beings of Karma

Part III: Two Sophia Streams at the Turning Point of Time and their Continuation in Anthroposophy
1. Magi and Shepherds
2. The Inspirations of Michael in the Magi and the Shepherds
3. The Inspiration of Sophia in the Magi and the Shepherds
4. Concerning the Spiritual Rulership of the Ancient Jewish People
5. The Activity of the Sun Elohim and Yahveh in Human History
6. The Mission of the Magi and the Shepherds at the Turning Point in Time
7. The Death and Resurrection of the Sophia
8. The Resurrected Sophia and the Appearance of the Etheric Christ
9. The Mysteries of the Sophia, Michael, and Christian Rosenkreutz in the Light of the Fourth Part of the Foundation Stone Meditation
10. Concerning the Supersensible Participation of the Sophia in the Christmas Conference of 1923/24
11. The Christmas Conference as the Lifting of the Veil from Isis–Sophia
12. The Foundation Stone as a Revelation of Christ, Sophia, and Michael

Appendices
1. The Feminine and Masculine Principles on Earth and in the Spiritual World
2. The Heavenly Sophia and the Holy Trinity
3. The Sophia and Mary
4. The Sophia and Jesus of Nazareth
5. The Heavenly Sophia and the Sphere of the Bodhisattvas

Notes

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.