The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Former Senior Lecturer in Classics Stephen Usher

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880108649

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 124

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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 were looking up, two angels appeared and told them that 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 as the etherization of the blood.

The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

Selected Lectures

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105194

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

View: 1658

The first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles describes Christ's Ascension: "A cloud received him out of their sight." Two angels appeared and told the disciples, "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 announced the advent of Christ's appearance in the Earth's etheric life body. To begin with, only a few will be aware of it, but eventually people will be strengthened, comforted, and infused by the Christ's living presence.

The Second Coming of Christ

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842076

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 50

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The being whom we call Christ once walked the earth in flesh and blood at the beginning of our era. He will never again return in a physical body, for that was a unique event and will not be repeated. But He will come again in an etheric form in the period I have mentioned. People will learn to perceive Christ by virtue of growing towards him through this etheric perception. Many contemporaries were unaware of Christ's incarnation on earth at the beginning of the modern era. And today, says Rudolf Steiner, many remain ignorant of the most important event of our time: the appearance of Christ in the etheric - or life - realm of the earth. Fundamentalist and millennial groups await a second physical incarnation, while atheists and materialists deny spirit altogether. Nevertheless, an incisive transformation is taking place in the human soul that will lead to an emerging clairvoyance. Just as Paul perceived Christ at Damascus, so may every human being experience Him today. Also available as an Audio Book

Christ and Sophia

Author: Valentin Tomberg,R H Bruce

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109033

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 5994

In these astounding meditations on the true Christian nature of the scriptures, Tomberg shows how the central story of entire Bible is really a history of the Christ being. He describes the cosmic and earthly preparations for the Mystery of Golgotha, its significance and results for humanity and the world as a whole, and the central role of the Sophia being and her relationship to the Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Disciples and Pentecost, and all of humanity. He also imagines the Grail nature of the Christ's involvement in earthly history. All of Valentin Tomberg's profound studies are finally available in a single volume! Drawn from four difficult-to-find and out-of-print editions, this completely revised and updated text includes Tomberg's anthroposophic meditations on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Apocalypse, while the appendix contains his final, unfinished work, "The Four Sacrifices of Christ." Christ and Sophia contains all of Valentin Tomberg's essential anthroposophic works on the scriptures, providing an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual scientific approach to esoteric Christianity, as revealed by a close, meditative reading of the Bible--from Genesis to John's Revelation. This volume contains English translations of these works by Valentin Tomberg: "Anthroposophisch Betrachtungen uber des Alte Testament; Anthroposophische Betrachtungen uber das Neue Testament; Geisteswissenschaftliche Betrachtungen uber die Apokalypse des Johannes.""

The Figure of Christ

Rudolf Steiner and the Spiritual Intention Behind the Goetheanum's Central Work of Art

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999015

Category: Religion

Page: 71

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Rudolf Steiner referred to the wooden 'group' sculpture of the figure of Christ surrounded by adversary spiritual beings as the centre of the first Goetheanum. Steiner even told the architect of the second Goetheanum that the sculpture he made with Edith Maryon should occupy the same central position 'as in the first building'. What was Rudolf Steiner's essential aim for the sculptural group within the Mystery building he conceived, and why did he regard it as the crown of the building? What were Steiner's intentions - and, specifically, what were the spiritual aims behind this remarkable depiction of Christ? Rudolf Steiner described the core task of anthroposophical spiritual science as preparing for Christ's reappearance in the etheric realm. The Christ he sculpted was not the possession of a specific community with a religious world view, but rather a being active throughout humanity, and thus 'a figure of the future'. In this focused and powerful short book, Peter Selg engages with these highly-contemporary issues, providing thoughtful insights and answers that point to mysteries of the future involving humanity's further development and the transforming of evil.

Apocalypse of St John, the Anth

Lectures on the Book of Revelation

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880101318

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 4254

Initiation enables a person to see, understand, and communicate what may be observed with spiritual eyes. St. John's text arises from such an initiation. It addresses the fundamental questions of existence that every human being asks: Where are we? Where have we come from? Where are we going? And because it arises from esoteric Christian vision, it emphasizes the task of the individual: What am I, and what is my purpose now in this era of cosmic and human evolution? These talks by Rudolf Steiner unveil the mysteries of John's vision and show it to be a profound description of Christian initiation. As he says, "The deepest truths of Christianity may be considered quite naturally in connection with this document, for it contains a great part of the mysteries of Christianity that is, the profoundest part of what may be described as esoteric Christianity." Steiner shows that the messages to the seven churches and the unsealing of the seven seals must be understood as an initiation text. Based on his initiation and on spiritual science, Steiner interprets John's insights into cosmic and human history. In this way, the spiritual images of John's writing the twenty-four elders, the sea of glass, the woman clothed with the sun, the vials of wrath, the lamb and the dragon, the new heaven and the new earth, and the number of the beast all take on new meaning. Since the previous painful century has closed, these important words have even greater meaning and significance; readers interested in contributing their moral will to future generations cannot afford to pass them by. Read Bobby Matherne's review of this book"

The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom

Author: Benjamin Creme

Publisher: Share International USA

ISBN: 9789071484322

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

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In this first of 13 books, Benjamin Creme makes the startling announcement that Maitreya (the Christ), as World Teacher for the coming age, is already among usgradually emerging into full public recognition. Expected by various religions under different names, He is here to promote cooperation among the many ideological factions, galvanize world goodwill and sharing, and inspire sweeping political, social, economic and environmental reforms. Creme puts the most profound event of the last 2,000 years into its correct historical and esoteric context and describes what effect the World Teachers presence will have on both the worlds institutions and the average person. Through his telepathic contact with a Master of Wisdom, Creme offers insights on such subjects as the soul and reincarnation, telepathy, nuclear energy, ancient civiliations, problems of the developing world, a new economic order, the anti-Christ and the last judgement.

The Christ Impulse

and the Development of Ego-Consciousness

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855844060

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 170

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‘Christ will reappear but in a higher reality than the physical one – in a reality which we will only see if we have first acquired a sense and understanding of spiritual life. Inscribe in your hearts what anthroposophy should be: a preparation for the great epoch of humanity which lies ahead of us.’ Rudolf Steiner’s teachings of Christ – and in particular what he refers to as the ‘Christ impulse’ – 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. Speaking in Berlin whilst still a representative of the largely eastern-oriented Theosophical Society, Rudolf Steiner presents multifaceted perspectives on the Christ impulse, based on his independent spiritual research: from the vast cycles of time preceding Christ’s incarnation and the preparation for his coming, to the actual physical embodiment of Christ in Palestine, in Jesus of Nazareth, some two thousand years ago. Steiner also describes how Christ will influence the future development of the earth and humanity. In his opening lecture, Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of the Bodhisattvas and their role in relation to Christ and human evolution. The Bodhisattvas are the great teachers of humanity, incarnating in human form during their passage through the various cycles of cultural development, and are intimately involved in preparing the work of the Christ impulse. In other lectures Steiner addresses subjects as diverse as the Sermon on the Mount in relation to the development of the faculty of conscience, and the current duality of male and female (microcosm) and its correspondence in the cosmos (macrocosm). The latter phenomenon is related to initiation within the Germanic and Egyptian mysteries, which reach their higher unity in Christian initiation. Among the myriad other themes that emerge here are: the introduction of the ‘I’ (or self) in human development and its essential connection to Christ; the preparation of the Christ impulse through the Jahveh religion and the law of Moses; the meaning of the Ten Commandments; and the new clairvoyance in relation to the appearance of Christ in the etheric.

Christ and Antichrist

Understanding the Events of Our Time and Recognizing Our Tasks

Author: Peter Tradowsky

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999201

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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The seer and scientist Rudolf Steiner taught that Christ would reappear in the 20th century in the etheric realm of the Earth. Intended for those with a close interest in anthroposophy, this book intends to give a background to the event of our time.

The Creative Power of Anthroposophical Christology

Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff,Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1621510964

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 189

View: 6354

From 2009 to 2010, Sergei Prokofiev and Peter Selg-two leading authorities and spiritual researchers into the life and work of Rudolf Steiner-gave a series of conferences on the Christological foundations of Anthroposophy. Their aim was to show the power of anthroposophic Christology. Consequently, they focused on key turning points in Rudolf Steiner's exposition: his major work, An Outline of Esoteric Science; the first Goetheanum; the Reappearance of Christ in the etheric realm and the relationship of this event to Rudolf Steiner's lectures on the Fifth Gospel; and the Christmas Conference (1923-24) and the founding of the New Mysteries. The lectures from the conferences (published as four booklets in German) are collected here in a single volume. The Creative Power of Anthroposophical Christology is essential reading for all those who are interested in the true meaning and depth of Rudolf Steiner's experience and understanding of Christ's deed on Golgotha and his continuing presence among us and within Anthroposophy.

Temple Legend

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840416

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

View: 9958

At the time of these lectures Steiner was planning to inaugurate the second section of the Esoteric School, which was to deal in a direct way with a renewal - out of his own spiritual research - of ritual and symbolism. He gave these lectures as a necessary preparation, to clarify the history and nature of the cultic tradition. He thus discusses principally Freemasonry and its background, but also the Rosicrucians, Manichaeism, the Druids, the Prometheus Saga, the Lost Temple, Cain and Abel - and much else besides.

The Unfinished Autobiography of Alice A. Bailey

Author: Alice A. Bailey

Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies

ISBN: 0853301247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

View: 4972

Although her death in December 1949 prevented the completion of this book, enough of the author’s life story emerges to show the stages in her journey from Christian evangelism to mastery of the science of esotericism and her work as an author, lecturer and teacher.

Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle

Author: Alice Bailey,Djwhal Khul

Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies

ISBN: 0853301166

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

View: 6562

The scientific basis for the widely accepted ideal of the brotherhood of man rests on the fact of the interwoven etheric (or energy) structure underlying all forms in all kingdoms within the planet. It is this essential oneness which provides the conditions for intercommunication on all levels of consciousness, and which creates the possibility of simultaneous impression in many by a stream of Plan - inspired energy.

Religion

An Introductory Reader

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855841284

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 3863

Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct spiritual research, the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer from childhood, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries of life. Topics include: mysticism and beyond: the importance of prayer; the meaning of sin and grace; rediscovering the Bible; true communion; rediscovering the festivals and the life of the earth; finding one's destiny: walking with Christ; the significance of religion in life and death; Christ's second coming: the truth for our time; universal religion: and the meaning of love.

Gautama Buddha's Successor

Author: Robert Powell,Estelle Isaacson

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584201622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 158

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The year 2014 has a special significance that is addressed in this book by Robert Powell and Estelle Isaacson. Dr. Robert Powell is a spiritual researcher who in this short work—and in many other books—brings the results of his own research investigations. Estelle Isaacson is a contemporary seer who is gifted with a remarkable ability to perceive new streams of revelation. Both have been blessed in an extraordinary way by virtue of accessing the realm wherein Christ is presently to be found.

Powell makes the critical point that the year 2014 not only denotes the beginning of a new 600-year cultural wave in history but also that there is an ancient prophecy applying to this very same year, 2014, which can be interpreted as pointing to the onset of the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Bodhisattva who will become the future Maitreya Buddha, the successor to Gautama Buddha. Powell also makes the crucial point that the Maitreya Buddha awaited in Buddhism is the same as the Kalki Avatar expected in Hinduism.

Powell’s contribution serves as an introduction to Isaacson’s offering, comprising a series of six visions relating to the future Maitreya Buddha. The visions are highly inspirational, communicating something of the profound spirituality, peace, radiance, and, above all, goodness of this Bodhisattva who is Gautama Buddha’s successor. His title, Maitreya, means “bearer of the good,” and in Isaacson’s visions he emerges as a remarkable force for good in our time.

Also included in this book are two appendices: A Survey of Rudolf Steiner’s Indications Concerning the Maitreya Buddha and the Kalki Avatar and Valentin Tomberg’s Indications Concerning the Coming Buddha-Avatar, Maitreya-Kalki. A third appendix discusses the significance of Rudolf Steiner’s Foundation Stone of Love meditation as a heralding of Christ’s Second Coming.


The Threshold of the Spiritual World

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602060525

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 104

View: 9494

In 16 concise chapters, Rudolf Steiner reveals how we can look through the material veil of this world and glimpse the world of the spirit. With meditation and concentrated thought we can develop our intuition and clairvoyance and even our powers of ESP. Written "to be of use to those who are really in earnest in seeking knowledge of the spiritual world," this book continues to inspire today. Austrian scholar, philosopher and spiritual researcher RUDOLF STEINER (1861-1925) has written dozens of books, including Philosophy of Freedom, Theosophy, An Outline of Occult Science, and Knowledge of the Higher Worlds.