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Medicine at the Threshold of a New Consciousness

July 2013
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Published
    18th July 2013
  • ISBN 9781906999490
  • Language English
  • Pages 122 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

Despite dramatic advances in recent decades, medicine—like many other scientific disciplines—is prone to materialistic tendencies, viewing human beings as little more than biological machines that can be manipulated with “interventions” and drugs.

In this collection of challenging lectures, Dr. Glöckler asks if a new science of healing can be developed today—one that allows for realities of soul and spirit. With humanity standing at the threshold of a new spiritual consciousness, this question becomes increasingly relevant.

Michaela Glöckler speaks on themes relating to the esoteric path of spiritual development and its therapeutic task for the individual and community. Giving an account of the evolution of the ancient mysteries in relation to medicine, she discusses the application of inner work in outer action, reflecting on modern social and ethical issues such as organ transplantation and the termination of pregnancy.

Whereas the author is addressing primarily people involved in the healing professions, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in this new science of the spirit.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Jenny Josephson


1. The Path of Development as a Therapeutic Task for the Individual
2. The Path of Development as a Therapeutic Task for the Community in Professional and Daily Life
3. The Path of Development as a Therapeutic Task for the Connection of the Individual with Humanity


1. Medicine at the Threshold
2. The Evolution of the Medical Section in Connection with the School for Spiritual Science


Michaela Glöckler, MD

Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children’s outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Michaela has many publications in German, many of which have been published in English.