Judaism and Anthroposophy

Author: Fred Paddock

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105101

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Librarian Fred Paddock of the Rudolf Steiner Library initiated this book, because he had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting-edge writings of European anthroposophists. Judaism and Anthroposophy examines the relationship between anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Kabbalah and anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jewish lives in anthroposophy, including those of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst M ller. Also, three leading anthroposophic thinkers explore the question of anti-Semitism. This is an important contribution to the understanding of anthroposophy and its historical and contemporary interface with Judaism. THE CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Schneider: "Christianity and Other Religions" G nther Rvschert: "On Judaism" Ruth Windolf: "The Hebrew Experience of Reality as Contrasted with the Greek" Schmuel Hugo Bergman: "The Blessing" Shimon Levy: "What Is the Contribution of Judaism to the Life of Anthroposophy?" Rolf Umbach: "The Kabbalah, an Esoteric Bridge to Christianity?" David Schweitzer: "Spiritual Background: The Cosmic Christ in Judaism" Hans J rgen Bracker: "The Individual and Unity of Humankind-An Account of the Zionist and Anthroposophist Ernst M ller" Gerhard Wehr: "Between Martin Buber and Rudolf Steiner: Hugo Bergman in Martin Buber's Biography" Rudi Lissau: "Chosen Destiny" Samuel Ichmann: "What God Is-or Isn't: A Jewish Waldorf Teacher's View" Ralf Sonnenberg: "The Dark Side of the Enlightenment-The Eighteenth Century, changing Perception of the World, and Anti-Semitism in the Early Modern Age Janos Darvas: "Frangois Joseph Molitor's Philosophy of History-Judaism As the Miniature Reflection ofHumanity" Dirk Lorenz: "Against a Return to Normality-Accusations of Anti-Semitism As an Occasion for Self-Examination"

Between Occultism and Nazism

Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era

Author: Peter Staudenmaier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004270159

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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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.

The Anthroposophic Movement

Eight Lectures Given in Dornach, 10-17 June 1923

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840096

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 135

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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.

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel

Author: Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137539135

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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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.

A Western Approach to Reincarnation and Karma

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109351

Category: Education

Page: 139

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Rene Querido presents here a historical overview of the Western perspective of karma and rebirth, which he places in the context of the spiritual-scientific research of Rudolf Steiner. He has chosen a representative selection of Steiner's lectures and writings discussing the causes and effects of karma in relation to world events, natural phenomena, illness, and much more. Here Steiner describes how we can come to understand our own karma in the light of past incarnations, and how we can take fuller responsibility for our own destinies. From the Vista series.


Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3727485027

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 8853

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.

Beyond Heaven and Earth

A Novel About Love, and Death and Life

Author: Steven H Propp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469752778

Category: Fiction

Page: 694

View: 7031

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.

Creation and Double Chaos

Science and Theology in Discussion

Author: Sjoerd Lieuwe Bonting

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451418385

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 4756

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.

Modernism and Melancholia

Writing as Countermourning

Author: Sanja Bahun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997795X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 5645

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.

Hitler's Mentor: Dietrich Eckart, His Life, Times, & Milieu

Author: Joseph Howard Tyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595616852

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 882

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.

Forging modern Jewish identities

public faces and private struggles

Author: Michael Berkowitz,Susan L. Tananbaum,Sam W. Bloom

Publisher: Mitchell Vallentine & Company


Category: History

Page: 293

View: 5713

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

Brownshirt Princess

A Study of the "Nazi Conscience"

Author: Lionel Gossman

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924066

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 5686

"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.

The Guardian of the Threshold and the Philosophy of Freedom

On the Relationship of the Philosophy of Freedom to the Fifth Gospel

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999244

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 9748

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.

Polemical Encounters

Esoteric Discourse and Its Others

Author: Olav Hammer,Kocku Von Stuckrad

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162577

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 689

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.

Raising the Soul

Practical Exercises for Personal Development

Author: Warren Lee Cohen

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855841093

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

View: 5614

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.