Peter Staudenmaier’s study Between Occultism and Nazism examines the controversial history of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophist movement in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy as a case study in the political significance of esoteric and alternative spiritual groups.
Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era
Author: Peter Staudenmaier
Category: American literature
An all-encompassing review by Steiner of how the anthroposophic movement came into existence -- leading to the establishment of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an important work for those interested in the history of and impulse behind the anthroposophic movement; for those seeking insights into an important stage in the history of the Mysteries; and for those who wish to know more of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
Eight Lectures Given in Dornach, 10-17 June 1923
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
This volume is the first English-language anthology to engage with the fascinating phenomena of recent surges in New Age and alternative spiritualties in Israel. Contributors investigate how these New Age religions and other spiritualties—produced in Western countries within predominantly Protestant or secular cultures–transform and adapt themselves in Israel. The volume focuses on a variety of groups and movements, such as Theosophy and Anthroposophy, Neopaganism, Channeling, Women’s Yoga, the New Age festival scene, and even Pentecostal churches among African labor migrants living in Tel Aviv. Chapters also explore more Jewish-oriented practices such as Neo-Kabballah, Neo-Hassidism, and alternative marriage ceremonies, as well as the use of spiritual care providers in Israeli hospitals. In addition, contributors take a close look at the state’s reaction to the recent activities and growth of new religious movements.
Author: Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis
Diese grundlegende Schrift Rudolf Steiners empfiehlt sich als Ausgangspunkt zu einem systematischen Studium der Anthroposophie. In dem Werk wird die leibliche, seelische und geistige Wesenheit des Menschen behandelt. Es wird darin zudem der Gedanke über Wiederverkörperung des Geistes und das Schicksal entwickelt sowie die seelische und geistige Welt und deren Verbindungen mit der physischen Welt beschrieben.
Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Schwabe AG
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.
A Novel About Love, and Death and Life
Author: Steven H Propp
Scientist and theologian Sjoerd Bonting offers a new overarching framework for thinking about issues in religion and science. He looks at the creation controversy itself, including biblical perspectives, tradtional doctrines, and the particular potential contribution of chaos theory. Finally, Bonting extends this perspective, a combination of chaos theory and chaos theology he calls "double-chaos," into a framework that addresses traditional questions about evil, divine agency, soteriology, the understanding of disease, possible extraterrestrial life, and the future.
Science and Theology in Discussion
Author: Sjoerd Lieuwe Bonting
Publisher: Fortress Press
Modernism and Melancholia shows how a range of novels from 1913 to 1941 perform melancholia in their diction, images, metaphors, syntax, and experimental narrative techniques.
Writing as Countermourning
Author: Sanja Bahun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Early associates such as Rudolf Hess, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Hermann Esser all claimed that Hitler revered alcoholic playwright Dietrich Eckart more than any other colleague. Eminent German historians Karl Dietrich Bracher, Werner Maser, Georg Franz-Willig, and Ernst Nolte have confirmed this assessment. Hitler not only dedicated Mein Kampf to Eckart, he hung his portrait in Munich's Brown House, placed a bust of him in the Reich Chancellery next to one of Bismarck, and named Berlin's 1936 Olympic stadium the Dietrich Ekcart Outdoor Theater. Yet British-American scholarship has virtually ignored "Nazism's Spiritual Father." J. H. Tyson weaves Eckart's biography into a colorful account of modern German history.
Author: Joseph Howard Tyson
Forging Modern Jewish Identities illuminates facets of modern Jewish identity through engagement with diverse historical moments, political and social currents and literature as an aspect of popular culture. This volume is distinctive, and it can be enjoyed by the general reader as well as having potential as a teaching tool, as the experience of Jewry in the United States, Britain, Central and Western Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union is addressed by experts in each of these fields. Its introduction places the volume within the burgeoning genre of anthologies that constitutes a significant - but little noticed - development in Jewish and ethnic-national historiography. Cutting across disciplinary and national boundaries, the articles highlight Jewry's encounter with modernity from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. While acknowledging the power of acculturation, each of the contributions details how Jews transformed themselves, individually and communally, while res
public faces and private struggles
Author: Michael Berkowitz,Susan L. Tananbaum,Sam W. Bloom
Publisher: Mitchell Vallentine & Company
"Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld was a rebellious young writer who became a fervent Nazi. Heinrich Vogeler was a well-regarded artist who was to join the German Communist Party. Ludwig Roselius was a successful businessman who had made a fortune from his invention of decaffeinated coffee. What was it about the revolutionary climate following World War I that induced three such different personalities to collaborate in the production of a slim volume of poetry -- entitled Gott in mir -- about the indwelling of the divine within the human? Lionel Gossman's study situates this poem in the ideological context that made the collaboration possible. The study also outlines the subsequent life of the Princess who, until her death in 1993, continued to support and celebrate the ideals and heroes of National Socialism"--Publisher's description.
A Study of the "Nazi Conscience"
Author: Lionel Gossman
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Prokofieff's thoughtful commentary sheds new light on the connection between Rudolf Steiner's early work and what he developed later in life. Study of the relevant texts reveals that the roots of Steiner's early work lie in the same spiritual reality--the Christ impulse--as that of the later Anthroposophy he would develop.
On the Relationship of the Philosophy of Freedom to the Fifth Gospel
Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
In its historical development from late antiquity to the present, western esotericism has repeatedly been the issue of polemical discourse. This volume engages the polemical structures that underlie both the identities within and the controversy about esoteric currents in European history. From Jewish and Christian kabbalah through heretical discourse and interconfessional polemics in early modernity to the legitimization of esoteric identity in modern culture, the 12 chapters, accompanied by an editors' introduction, provide a cornucopia of relevant cases that are interpreted in a framework of polemical discourse and 'Othering'. This volume sheds new light on the ultimately polemical structure of western esotericism and thus opens new vistas for further research into esoteric discourse.
Esoteric Discourse and Its Others
Author: Olav Hammer,Kocku Von Stuckrad
Category: Waldorf method of education
In a world of rising tension and stress it is not unusual to feel dominated and overwhelmed by the life's events. Here is a practical guide to gaining a firm anchor and taking control of the situation. It is based on seven contemplative exercises as the author has interpreted from the work of Rudolf Steiner. When practiced diligently, these simple exercises--which may take only a few minutes per day--are powerful tools for personal growth and inner strengthening. The exercises in this handbook help us stay more balanced in emotionally charged situations; see the positive side of any circumstance; gain a more open mind; and develop an inner attitude of gratitude. These exercises also help us cope with the practical aspects of ordinary life--remembering the important details of our day, acting on our intentions, and thinking more clearly. Cohen presents a pathway to help us say "yes" to more of what life offers; we become more open to the abundance of life's experiences. The book is organized so that each chapter introduces a different soul capacity, which in turn can be mastered. Topics include: Review of the Day; Clear Thinking; Intention in Action; Balance in Feeling; Positive World View; Open Mind; and Gratitude. The book also offers clear descriptions of the exercises, a "Plan of Action," and advice on developing a meditative practice.
Practical Exercises for Personal Development
Author: Warren Lee Cohen
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit