Moral Technique and Etheric Technology - Apocalyptic Symptoms
• Nick Thomas
Using an accessible question-and-answer format, this short but focused book tackles themes relating to the etheric - or life - realm. What is etheric technology? What are the impacts of radioactivity and atomic energy? How should we read apocalyptic symptoms in science and society?
Why is it so difficult actually to understand and implement the “intentions of the Christmas Conference” (in Rudolf Steiner’s words), which represent a very concrete answer to the Anthroposophical Society’s identity crisis’? - Peter Selg
‘May all those who have the strength and courage, not only to bring the Michael-thought to manifestation in their souls but to make it living in their deeds, become true servants of Michael and bring about his victory, and thus lead mankind over the great crisis with which it is now confronted.’ - Ita Wegman
• Interviews with Hilke, Andreas, Erik and Martin Osika and Jos Meereboer, edited by Wolfgang Weirauch
Many individuals with autism are highly intelligent and gifted, but some are effectively imprisoned in their bodies and unable to communicate verbally. However, developments in technology have enabled autistic people to transmit their thoughts directly. In this true account, three autistic people, two of them brothers, speak via the method of ‘facilitated communication’, with the aid of a computer keypad. What is conveyed are not just everyday thoughts and experiences, but surprising and sometimes shattering spiritual and metaphysical perceptions. The conversations reveal remarkable clairvoyant gifts, such as the ability to read other people’s thoughts, to see past lives, and to communicate with supernatural entities.
From the moment that Marie von Sivers met Rudolf Steiner in 1902, their relationship became key to the development of anthroposophy. Marie Steiner’s immense contribution is well known in the fields of eurythmy, speech, the arts, and in her management and publication of Steiner’s literary estate - but she also assisted in almost every aspect of Rudolf Steiner’s work. So why has she been so neglected by the anthroposophical movement?
In a quest to discover the truth behind the twentieth century’s disastrous record of conflict and war, Terry Boardman considers two contradictory approaches to history: so-called cock-up theory and conspiracy theory. Could there be truth to the often-dismissed concept of conspiracy in history: the manipulation of external events by groups and individuals mostly hidden from the public eye? In the work of philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner, Boardman finds convincing evidence of the existence of secretive circles in the West, which have plans for humanity’s long-term future. Steiner indicated that such ‘brotherhoods’ had prepared for world war in the twentieth century, and had instructed their members, using redrawn maps as a guide, on how Europe was to be changed.
Despite dramatic advances in recent decades, medicine - like many other scientific disciplines - is prone to materialistic tendencies, viewing the human being as little more than a biological machine 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 - a discipline that allows for realities of soul and spirit. With humanity standing at the threshold of a new spiritual consciousness, this question becomes increasingly relevant.
A biodynamic guide to getting the best from your garden
• Peter Berg
As the earth’s neighbour, the moon affects not only ocean tides but also the growth and development of plants. In this finely illustrated, full-colour book - packed with practical tips for the novice as well as the advanced gardener - Peter Berg offers a clear summary of the basics of lunar and biodynamic gardening, together with in-depth sections on:
• activating and enlivening the soil;
• biodynamic preparations;
• making good compost;
• crop rotation and green manuring;
• cultivation work and care of the garden;
• practical plant protection;
• rich harvesting;
• saving your own seed.
Centenary Reflections on his Attempt for a Theosophical Art and Way of Life, 15 December 1911
• Virginia Sease
Among Rudolf Steiner’s many initiatives that evoked visible, sustained impulses, there was one that did not develop as planned - his so-called ‘endowment’ of 1911. This was his attempt to create a ‘Society for a Theosophical Art and Way of Life’, that would work ‘under the protectorate of Christian Rosenkreutz’. Rudolf Steiner envisaged a grouping of individuals who were ‘...deeply moved by a spiritual power like the one that lived earlier in Christianity’. Through the forming of such a Society, he sought to enable a true spiritual culture to arise on earth - a culture that would ‘engender artists in every domain of life’.
‘People who practise esoteric exercises grow spiritually into the future; they experience in themselves what will one day come about, and what they experience in this way is what we know as the higher worlds. These represent future conditions of humankind.’ (Rudolf Steiner, Munich 1907)
A Revelation of the Spiritual Purpose of Humanity and the Earth
• Sergei O. Prokofieff
‘After Rudolf Steiner’s experience of the Christ mystery, which he describes in his autobiography as “having stood in spirit before the Mystery of Golgotha”, the revealing of this mystery to all people of good will – not only in the form of knowledge but also through art, which makes it accessible to direct perception – was one of the most important aims of his life.’ - Sergei O. Prokofieff
‘The confrontation with evil manifests as a battle taking place on many levels, the outcome of which lies in the hands of each one of us alive today. The most important requisite is the creating of a space within us in which a new consciousness, the Imagination, will gradually be able to arise. Much in the future depends on whether a sufficient number of people succeed in reaching this level of experience...’ - Maria Betti
‘Emerson was really a working together - a sum total of all the life’s paths, the working of karma and the fulfilling of pre-birth impulses and intentions of so many people, both staff and students. Every person who came to Emerson in some way touched it and changed it. Each year had its own biography. It was never an institution to which people came and passed through without leaving any mark on it.’ - Michael Spence
Why become a member of the Anthroposophical Society? Is the Anthroposophical Society needed in the modern age? The future of the Society, says Sergei O. Prokofieff, depends directly on competent replies to such questions by each and every anthroposophist.
The author developed this booklet from talks that were held for members of the Anthroposophical Society. These became occasions for many to question potential membership of the First Class in a more conscious way, and for some to take the decisive step of entering the Michael School.