The History of Mankind and the World Views of the Cultured Peoples
Die Geschichte der Menschheit und die Weltanschauungen der Kulturvölker
Volume VII - Seventeen Lectures, Dornach 1 March to 25 June 1924.
The remarkable discussions in this volume took place between Rudolf Steiner and workers at the Goetheanum, Switzerland. The varied subject-matter was chosen by his audience at Rudolf Steiner's instigation. Steiner took their questions and usually gave immediate answers. The astonishing nature of these responses - their insight, knowledge and spiritual depth - is testimony to his outstanding ability as a spiritual initiate and profound thinker. Accessible, entertaining and stimulating, the records of these sessions will be a delight to anybody with an open mind.
In this particular collection, Rudolf Steiner deals with topics ranging from beetroot to Buddhism! He discusses, among other things, Christianity and Islam; the Crusades; cemeteries; comets; the zodiac and fixed stars; scars; Egyptian mummies; astronomy; Tibet and the Dalai Lama; Freemasonry; star wisdom, moon and sun religions; the Mysteries; the Trinity; Moses; Easter; the ancient Indians, Egyptians, Babylonians and Jews; Kant and Schopenhauer, and nationalism.
The Influence of the Cemetery Atmosphere on Man. The views of life of the ancient Indians, Egyptians, Babylonians and Jews / The entry of Christianity into the ancient world / Starry wisdom, moon and sun religion / What did Europe look like at the time of the spread of Christianity / The Trinity. The three forms of Christianity and Islam. The Crusades / Concepts of Christ in Ancient and Modern Times / On Easter / On Scarification. The Mummy / On the Foundation of a Spiritual-Scientific Astronomy / On the Nature of Judaism / On the Sephirot Tree / On Comets and the Solar System, the Zodiac and the Other Fixed Stars / The Nature of the Sun. Origin of Freemasonry. Ku Klux Klan / Man and the Hierarchies.
- Rudolf Steiner, Anna R. Meuss: From Beetroot to Buddhism: Answers to Questions. CW 353. 16 lectures, Dornach, March 1 to June 25, 1924. Rudolf Steiner Press 1999. ISBN 978-1855840621; eBook ASIN B07N9MBW26 (2013) rsarchive.org
- Rudolf Steiner: Die Geschichte der Menschheit und die Weltanschauungen der Kulturvölker, GA 353 (1988), ISBN 3-7274-3532-1 English: rsarchive.org German: pdf pdf(2) html mobi epub archive.org
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Index to the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner - Aelzina Books
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Rudolf Steiner Archive - The largest online collection of Rudolf Steiner's books, lectures and articles in English (by Steiner Online Library).
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