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Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries Edition 2

Paperback
August 2017
9781912230044
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publications
  • Published
    10th August 2017
  • ISBN 9781912230044
  • Pages 472 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$40.00

In this revised and expanded edition of his classic debut, Sergei O. Prokofieff investigates the deepest mysteries of Rudolf Steiner’s life and individuality, from “the years of apprenticeship” and “the great Sun period” to “the path of the Teacher of Humanity” and “the birth of the New Mysteries.” He discusses the earthly and suprasensory aspects of the first Goetheanum, the implications of the Christmas Conference of 1923–1924, and the Foundation Stone meditation that Steiner left as a legacy to members of the Anthroposophical Society.

In his very personal Introduction, in moving detail Prokofieff describes events in his life that led to his discovery of Anthroposophy while living in Communist Russia, and how he eventually came to write this extraordinary study of Rudolf Steiner. The resulting volume (secondary anthroposophic literature of unprecedented depth and significance) was first published in Germany in 1982, meeting with equal amounts of acclaim, astonishment, and controversy. It is published in this paperback edition to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the original publication.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword
Introduction

THE MASTERY OF THE PATH OF RUDOLF STEINER’S LIFE

1. The Years of Apprenticeship
2. The Great Sun Period
3. The Path of the Teacher of Humanity

THE BIRTH OF THE NEW MYSTERIES

4. The Earthly and the Supersensible Goetheanum
5. The Christmas Conference of 1923–24
6. The Foundation Stone Meditation

ANTHROPOSOPHY: THE PROCLAMATION OF WORLD PENTECOST

7. The Michael Age and the New Grail Event

APPENDICES

The Foundation Stone Meditation—in English
The Foundation Stone Meditation—in German

Afterword

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.