The Appearance of Christ in the Etheric

The Appearance of Christ in the Etheric

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999322

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 160

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Dedicated to the centenary of Rudolf Steiner's first proclamation of Christ's appearance in the etheric realm of the Earth, this book discusses various aspects of that event that had not previously been addressed adequately. Sergei Prokofieff points to three themes of primary importance, all of which are connected directly with the tasks of the Society that Rudolf Steiner founded: ∞ The preparation of humankind for the Second Coming ∞ Working with Christ as the Lord of Karma ∞ Recognizing in Anthroposophy the spiritual language through which questions can be posed to the etheric Christ today Prokofieff describes these and other critical undertakings, such as forging a strong relationship with Michael and the importance of recognizing the adversarial forces attempting to falsify Christ's Second Coming. The Appearance of Christ in the Etheric is of relevance to every individual who wishes to take an active role in fulfilling the needs of our time.

The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880105194

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

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The first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles describes Christ's Ascension: "And a cloud received him out of their sight." As the disciples looked up, two angels appeared and told them, "This same Jesus, taken up from you into heaven, shall come again in the same way as you have seen him go." In 1910, Rudolf Steiner began a series of lectures announcing the advent of Christ's appearance in the sphere of the earth's etheric or life body. At first, he said, only a few will be aware of it, but in time more and more people--regardless of religious affiliation--will be strengthened, comforted and infused by the Christ's living presence. Such "Damascus experiences," bespeaking a new natural clairvoyance, Steiner argues, will become increasingly common. "The Christ will become a living comforter," he writes. "However strange it may seem, it is nevertheless true that often when people, even in considerable numbers, are sitting together not knowing what to do and waiting, they will see the etheric Christ. He will be there, will confer with them, and will cast his word in such gatherings. We are now approaching these times..." This collection contains Steiner's lectures on this theme, as well as on important related questions, such spiritual science and etheric vision, the etheric vision of the future, "the etherization of the blood," the Sermon on the Mount and the land of Shambhala, the mysteries of comets and the Moon, Buddhism and Pauline Christianity, spirit beings and the ground of the world, and the three realms between death and rebirth. The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric collects much of Rudolf Steiner's most important discussions of esoteric Christianity, especially as it relates to the central place of the Christ being in world and human evolution.

The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia

The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1902636791

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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Based on the author's experience of the suprasensory being behind spiritual science (Anthroposophy), this volume is the culmination of Sergei Prokofieff's twenty-five years of work on Rudolf Steiner's spiritual impulse. He shows that the being Anthroposophia is not merely a poetic image or an abstract concept, but an actual spiritual entity who works in the higher worlds to benefit earthly evolution and bring to humanity "the new revelation of the heavenly Sophia, the divine wisdom." In the first part of the book, Prokofieff describes the path that led him to experience the being Anthroposophia--a path that is clearly outlined so that it can be followed by the reader as well. In the second part, beginning with Steiner's relatively few statements on the subject, the author considers the position of the living Anthroposophia in the cosmic hierarchy--specifically her relationship to Christ, to the heavenly Sophia, and the to Archangel Michael. Finally available in paperback, this work will be of special interest to all those who have a close connection to Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy. C O N T E N T S Foreword PART ONE The Study of Spiritual Science as a Meeting with the Living Being Anthroposophia PART TWO The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia 1. The Birth of Heavenly Sophia 2. The Evolution of Heavenly Sophia 3. The Sophia and Humanity 4. The Heavenly Sophia and the Cosmic Mysteries of Christ 5. The Sophia and the Earthly Mysteries of the Christ 6. Stages in the Sophia's Development since the Mystery of Golgotha 7. The Sophia and the Archangel Michael 8. Anthroposophia as a Teacher of the Mysteries of the Spirit Self 9. The Supersensible Human Being Anthroposophia 10. Anthroposophia as a Leader on the Path of Modern Initiation 11. Anthroposophia and the Mysteries of Spiritual Economy 12. Anthroposophia and the Sun Mysteries of the Resurrection 13. The Great Servants of the Sophia: Rudolf Steiner and Christian Rosenkreutz 14. Concerning the Cosmic Being of Karma PART THREE Two Sophia Streams at the Turning Point of Time and their Constitution in Anthroposophy 1. The Magi and Shepherds 2. The Inspirations of Michael in the Magi and the Shepherds 3. The Inspirations of the Sophia in the Magi and the Shepherds 4. Concerning the Spiritual Rulership of the Ancient Jewish People 5. The Activity of the Sun Elohim and Yahweh in Human History 6. The Mission of the Magi and the Shepherds at the Turning Point of Time 7. The Death and Resurrection of the Sophia 8. The Resurrected Sophia and the Appearance of the Etheric Christ 9. The Mysteries of the Sophia 10. Concerning the Supersensible Participation of the Sophia in the Christmas Conference of 1923/24 11. The Christmas Conference as the Lifting of the Veil from Isis-Sophia 12. The Foundation Stone as a Revelation of Christ, Sophia, and Michael APPENDICES 1. The Feminine and Masculine Principles on Earth and in the Spiritual World 2. The Heavenly Sophia and the Holy Trinity 3. The Sophia and Mary 4. The Sophia and Jesus of Nazareth 5. The Heavenly Sophia and the Sphere of the Bodhisattvas

The Twilight and Resurrection of Humanity

The Twilight and Resurrection of Humanity

Author: Yeshayahu (Jesaiah) Ben-Aharon

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781912230525

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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This unique work – the fruit of many decades’ research and experience – throws new light on the supersensible history and karma of the Michaelic movement since Rudolf Steiner’s death. It describes that movement’s evolution and transformation in the etheric world during the twentieth century, from the world-changing apocalypse of the 1930s and 40s through to the beginning of its incarnation on Earth at the end of last century. The book also focuses on developments in the practical and social work of building the community of the School of Spiritual Science, which embodies the new Michaelic movement in our time. As Ben-Aharon indicates, the Michaelic movement is searching for creative, courageous and enthusiastic souls to foster a strong community that develops – from one decade to the next – as a living organism. Based on the continuous resurrection of anthroposophy, this community strives to create a fully conscious meeting and communication with the school of Michael and Christ in the etheric world, in a form that is appropriate and demanded by the times. The transcripts of these lectures bring together the author’s experiences with anthroposophy over the last 42 years in the light of present communications from the spiritual world. It is based on contemporary spiritual investigation and individual, lived experience. From the Contents: ‘The Amfortas-Parsifal Duality of Modern Humanity’; ‘The Twilight of Humanity and its Resurrection’; ‘The Universal Language of Michael and the Being of Rudolf Steiner’; ‘The Anthroposophical Movement in the Present’; ‘The Etheric Form is Alive’; ‘The Resurrection of the Etheric Christ in the 21st Century’.

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855843073

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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In addition to the outer manifestation of Christianity as we know it from history, there exists a second, hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes referred to as 'esoteric Christianity' or 'Rosicrucian Christianity'. Displaying an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner throws light on this once secret, spiritual movement. But rather than relying on historical tradition or teaching, he presents wisdom and insight directly from the original metaphysical sources of esoteric Christianity. In these dynamic lectures, Steiner describes the influence of Christ's power throughout history, the workings of karma, the role of the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas, as well as the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira and other key historical figures. This new edition - indispensable for serious students of esotericism - contains all 23 lectures and addresses of the original German collection. It features previously scattered, classic lectures such as 'The Etherisation of the Blood', 'Faith, Love, Hope' and 'Cosmic Ego and Human Ego'.

The Case of Valentin Tomberg

The Case of Valentin Tomberg

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 0904693856

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 236

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Born in 1900 in Russia, Valentin Tomberg was for many years an enthusiastic student of Anthroposophy. In 1945, however, he converted to Roman Catholicism and completely turned his back on the former phase of his life. By the time of his death in 1973 he had written two major works--Meditations on the Tarot and Covenant of the Heart--in which he presented much esoteric knowledge, though under the spiritual authority of the Catholic Church. What is the mystery behind Tomberg's life? Prokofieff provides his views in this forcefully argued and uncompromising book.

Christian Rosenkreutz

Christian Rosenkreutz

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855840847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 78

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With his philosophical and scientific training, Steiner brought a new systematic discipline to the field of spiritual research, allowing for fully conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries. Samples of his work are to be found in this book of edited texts, which gathers excerpts from his many talks and writings on various themes and feature editorial introductions, commentary, and notes. - The Mystery of Christian Rosenkreutz - The Working of Christian Rosenkreutz Today and in the Past - Christian Rosenkreutz as the Guardian of Modern Knowledge - From Ancient to Modern in Rosicrucian Teachings - Christian Rosenkreutz at the Chymical Wedding - The Cosmic Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz - The Question of Rosicrucian Literature

The Christ Impulse

The Christ Impulse

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855844483

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Rudolf Steiner’s teachings of Christ are unique. Christ, he says, is an objective universal force, existing independently of Christian churches and confessions, and working for the whole of humanity. The impulse that Christ brought to earth acts for the advancement of all people, irrespective of religion, creed or race. Among the myriad other themes that emerge here are the introduction of the ‘I’ (or self) in human development and its connection to Christ and the meaning of the Ten.

Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries

Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781912230044

Category:

Page: 472

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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 supersensible aspects of the first Goetheanum, the implications of the Christmas Conference of 1923-24, and the Foundation Stone meditation that Steiner left as a legacy to members of the Anthroposophical Society. In his very personal Introduction, Prokofieff describes, in moving detail, the events in his life which led to his discovery of anthroposophy whilst living in Communist Russia, and how eventually he came to write this extraordinary study of Rudolf Steiner. The resulting volume – a work of secondary anthroposophical literature unprecedented in its 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 35th anniversary of the original publication.

The Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe

The Spiritual Origins of Eastern Europe

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 9781906999919

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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‘And however paradoxical it may seem today, the “Grail mood” is in the fullest sense to be found in Russia. And the future role that Russia will play in the sixth post-Atlantean epoch... rests firmly upon this unconquerable “Grail mood” in the Russian people.’ – Rudolf Steiner Although Eastern Europe has been part of the Christian world for more than a thousand years, its spiritual identity remains a mystery. This mystery, says Sergei Prokofieff, can only fully be solved by looking behind external events and seeking spiritual – meta-historical – dimensions of reality. In illuminating the maya of outer history, Prokofieff reveals the forces that have been at work to hinder the progress of mankind: the materialistic Brotherhoods of the West and the occult aspects of both Jesuitism and Bolshevism. These adversary groups have created a ‘karma of materialism’, that the eastern Slavic peoples have taken upon themselves out of their ‘exalted willingness for sacrifice’. Prokofieff shows how, from the earliest times, the future ‘conscience of humanity’ flowed from hidden mystery centres in Hibernia, to the eastern Slavic peoples. As a result, qualities of ‘compassion, patience and willingness for sacrifice’ developed in their souls, creating a truly Christian ‘Grail mood’. Despite incalculable suffering – from the persecutions of the Mongol hordes to the Bolshevik experiment of the last century – this quality has become an unconquerable force. Will humanity be able to use the present opportunity granted by this sacrifice to fulfil the primary purposes of the present cultural epoch? Can the future mysteries of the Holy Grail be fulfilled? In this momentous work, breathtaking in its scope and detail, the author attempts a truly esoteric approach, penetrating to the spiritual wellsprings of Eastern Europe in the light of Rudolf Steiner’s research.

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

Author: Edward Reaugh Smith

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880104473

Category: Religion

Page: 812

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Even more significant for Christianity in the long run than the twentieth-century Dead Sea and Nag Hammadi discoveries is the growing North American awareness of Rudolf Steiner's works. Virtually unavailable until the end of the twentieth century, English translations from the German archives are gradually coming into print. Both Steiner and his works have thus far been virtually unknown in traditional theological circles. No Bible commentary has yet reflected the remarkable spiritual insights of Anthroposophy. Now, ten years after first encountering a written comment about Rudolf Steiner, Ed Smith combines his own extensive traditional biblical knowledge with his years of concentrated study and reflection on hundreds of assembled works by Steiner. The result is the first Bible commentary in the light of anthroposophic insight. This is the first volume of a series of Bible commentary by the author. It is based on the "anthroposophic" understanding given to humanity by Rudolf Steiner during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Bible commentaries have always reflected the general line of thinking of their authors. However, the dramatic newness of anthroposophic thought means that perhaps the usual method of using a Bible commentary is not appropriate here. A large part of The Burning Bush is necessarily devoted to laying an anthroposophic, or spiritual-scientific, groundwork. A major assumption indulged in most Bible commentaries--that one can go directly to portions dealing with given passages of scripture and understand what is being said about them--does not fit.