{books} An Introduction to Anthroposophy: Rudolf Steiner's World ViewAuthor L. Francis Edmunds – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

Although many of the practical activities that arise from Rudolf Steiner s work are well publicized, the philosophy that stands behind them remains largely hidden Thousands of parents send their children to Steiner and Waldorf schools around the world, while biodynamic farming and anthroposophic medicine are gaining increasing recognition Yet despite all this and much other visible work, few are aware of the richness of Steiner s spiritual science called Anthroposophy Steiner s original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct spiritual research, through which he investigated the metaphysical dimensions of existence With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field through conscious methods that gave comprehensive results Edmunds s introduction revised and updated covers the fundamental aspects of Steiner s philosophy, beginning with a brief outline of his life Edmunds describes Anthroposophy as a way to higher knowledge, outlining the threefold nature of human beings He delves into the secrets of human evolution and history, the fundamental elements of child development, and numerous other aspects of Steiner s vast teachings This is a warm and clear introduction to Anthroposophy that will prove valuable to anyone who wants a better understanding of Rudolf Steiner s work


10 thoughts on “An Introduction to Anthroposophy: Rudolf Steiner's World View

  1. Sverre Sverre says:

    As far as it goes Edmunds made a valiant effort to capsulate Steiner s cosmology into a digestible portion of comprehensibility Personally I admit defeat in succeeding to absorb Steiner s superhuman concepts to a point where my wandering mind can become sufficiently disciplined to achieve a Nirvana of conceptual clarity.Steiner s metaphysics was Christ centred, as that concept is understood to include the whole of mankind in a divine plan of progressive material and spiritual development He pr As far as it goes Edmunds made a valiant effort to capsulate Steiner s cosmology into a digestible portion of comprehensibility Personally I admit defeat in succeeding to absorb Steiner s superhuman concepts to a point where my wandering mind can become sufficiently disciplined to achieve a Nirvana of conceptual clarity.Steiner s metaphysics was Christ centred, as that concept is understood to include the whole of mankind in a divine plan of progressive material and spiritual development He proposed that Jesus was the first human manifestation to exemplify the I AM ethos which served to awaken mankind s consciousness to the brotherhood of all men gender inclusive.Other than for those with an IQ somewhere above 155 it is advisable to restrict the intake of Steiner s material to small chunks, constantly rereading, contemplating and reviewing, trying to develop the expansive vision that he had Steiner had an inner sight that perceived the supernatural as being integral with the natural He strived to see order where others saw chaos He developed a complex body of philosophy which gave birth to hundreds of Waldorf schools and child development centres They are probably the best known fruits of his labours Lesser known are developments in special needs education and therapy, medicinal cures, biodynamic agriculture and nutrition, the natural and behavioural sciences, the arts and non sectarian religion.This book merely skims the surface of the vast body of material that was Steiner s legacy It can be a good starting point for seekers who have a curiosity about his complex philosophy It is definitely recommended as an overview before attempting to tackle his cerebral writings in their undiluted form


  2. Tiina Mahlamäki Tiina Mahlamäki says:

    Koska otin teoksen kirjaston uutuushyllyst , oletin sen olevan uusi No, painos on vuodelta 2005, mutta kirja kirjoitettu jo 1980 luvulla Mutta ei se sitten ollutkaan ongelma, kun osasi asennoitua lukemiseen Teos onnlupauksensa mukaisesti johdatus antroposofian perustajan Rudolf Steinerin keskeisiin ajatuksiin ja k sitteisiin Se on ymm rrett v ja selke Kirjoittaja on antroposofian sis piiril inen, joten lukijan on muistettava lukiessaan my s se eli kriittist silm tarvitaan.