May Human Beings Hear It!

May Human Beings Hear It!

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999612

Category: Religion

Page: 936

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During the Christmas period of 1923-4, Rudolf Steiner refounded the Anthroposophical Society at its headquarters in Dornach, Switzerland. This important event, which has come to be known as the Christmas Conference, can be studied on many levels, and its many mysteries have been central to Sergei O. Prokofieff's anthroposophical research over the years. His beginning point has been an enduring question: What did Rudolf Steiner mean when he called the Christmas Conference the ‘start of a World-Turning-point of Time’? In this far-reaching work, the author – working from several different viewpoints - guides the reader towards an answer. Prokofieff suggests that the impulse of the Christmas Conference can only be reenlivened today through conscious action by individuals to experience its spiritual essence. Rather than offering dogmatic conclusions, he opens up paths of approaching this goal by throwing light on different aspects of the Conference and what lies at its heart: the Foundation Stone and its Meditation. In particular, Prokofieff explores three key perspectives: the connection of the Christmas Conference with humanity’s evolution; the inner relationship of each individual anthroposophist to the Christmas Conference; and the significance of the Conference to Rudolf Steiner himself. Although this is major work of some length, the individual chapters of May Human Beings Hear It! are complete in themselves, and can therefore be studied independently of each other.

Foundation Stone Meditation

Foundation Stone Meditation

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636821

Category: Religion

Page: 239

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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

"May Human Beings Hear It!"

Author: Teresa Balough

Publisher: University of Western Australia Press

ISBN: 0864225458

Category: Arts and society

Page: 84

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IDRIART festivals have taken place on six continents and in thirty countries. Though the inspiration of its founder and artistic director, Miha Pogacnik, a Slovenian violinist, IDRIART has sought to bring together people from widely diverse cultures in communal musical and artistic interdisciplinary sharing. This book describes the history and philosophy of IDRIART, and discusses how Miha Pogacnik has brought together the worlds of art and enterprise.