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The Foundation Stone Meditation

A Key to the Christian Mysteries

Paperback
October 2006
9781902636825
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publications
  • Published
    1st October 2006
  • ISBN 9781902636825
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
$30.00

Meditative reflection—strengthening thinking and feeling through the will—is one of the main methods of experiencing Anthroposophy. “The best path to this goal,” says Prokofieff, “is inner work with the Foundation Stone Meditation, because this meditation is the quintessence of the whole of Anthroposophy, given in meditatively inspired form by means of earthly words.”  

Rudolf Steiner described the substance of the “Foundation Stone Meditation” as spoken by him “out of the will of the spiritual world,” and as “verses heard from the Cosmic Word.” Owing to its spiritual and mantric form, the text of this meditation represents an archetype and is thus a key to the most diverse areas of world and human existence. Depending on “which spiritual portal is opened with this key,” explains Prokofieff, “one arrives at one result or another, and one and the same line of the meditation becomes a reply to the most varied questions.”

The author applies this method in this work and, in the process, illuminates and opens up many dimensions of spiritual science. His research embraces, among other aspects, the relationship of the “Foundation Stone Meditation” to the being Anthroposophia, the spiritual hierarchies, human karma, the Rosicrucian, Michaelic and Grail streams, the Mystery of Golgotha, the two Jesus children, the three spiritual sources of Anthroposophy, and even the Constitution of the General Anthroposophical Society.

C O N T E N T S:

Introductory Note

1. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Being Anthroposophia
2. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Cosmic Working of the Hierarchies
3. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Inner World of the Hierarchies
4. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Preparation of Anthroposophy in the Heavens
5. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Forming of Human Karma
6. The Merging of the Rosicrucian and the Michaelic Stream in the Foundation Stone Meditation
7. The Christmas Conference and the Supersensible Mystery of Golgotha
8. The Christmas Conference as a Path into the Temple of the New Mysteries
9. The Foundation Stone Meditation in Eurythmy and the Mystery of the Two Jesus Boys
10. The Foundation Stone Meditation as Esoteric Wellspring of the Constitution of the Anthroposophical Society
11. The Preparation of Spiritual Communion in the Rosicrucian Stream and in the Grail Stream
12. The Three Spiritual Sources of Anthroposphy

Addendum: The Three Forms of Communion and the Foundation Stone Meditation
The Foundation Stone Meditation

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.