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The Stairway Of Surprise

Author : Michael Lipson
ISBN : 0880105070
Genre : Religion
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This series asks how we know about prominent individuals and events that occurred beyond living memory. Each volume in the series is split into two sections: the first section begins with a narrative that gives background details of what happened, why, who was involved and what resulted from the event. This is then backed up by the second section which highlights the difference between storytelling (historical narrative) and the presentation of historical evidence (primary and secondary sources) by examine the evidence that tells us that the event occurred.

Sleep And Dreams

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105127
Genre : Education
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What are Dreams? Every age, every culture, perhaps every person, have different answers. We can at least agree on one thing, however: dreams are other. Their presence in our lives demonstrates that we are not limited to a single mode of consciousness. The world of sleep is largely a blank for us, an abyss of non-consciousness, yawning between one day and the next, but the very fact that we can dream announces our potential for awareness within that abyss. We spend a third of our life asleep a fact that dream theorists rarely consider. This startling collection of lectures by Rudolf Steiner, selected and introduced by the psychologist Michael Lipson, provides a truly unique way of approaching dreams, based on an understanding of the spiritual nature of human beings. A radically new view of dreams as the threshold to spiritual reality arises, once we acknowledge that physical existence is only the tip of an iceberg hidden largely in the spiritual world. Sleep, death, and meditation are the three realms in which consciousness has the opportunity to deepen its immersion in the divine flow of existence. In principle, we can become infinitely more self-aware in each of them, since human consciousness is not fixed neither in contents nor in terms of alertness. All day long, the contents of our consciousness change, and during the night, the level changes. These lectures permit readers to glimpse the fantastic depths of experience we normally sleep through and to contemplate Steiner's astounding program: to maintain self-aware consciousness through sleep, through death, through all being. Contents: The Secrets of Sleep Sleep and the Three-Part Soul Sleep and the World of the Stars Understanding Sleep through Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition An Active Spirit: Dreams and the Spiritual Researcher Our inner Undercurrent: A Continual Dreaming Preparing for a New Birth Dreaming and the Etheric Body Inspiration: Bringing the Unconscious to Consciousness Confronting the Totality of Our Lives through Dreams The Logic and Illogic of Dreams Dreams and Human Development Interpreting Dreams Dreams: The Human Essence in Spiritual Connection "

The Gentle Will

Author : Georg Kühlewind
ISBN : 9781584204596
Genre : Self-Help
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Every spiritual practice, every exercise of consciousness, all meditation indeed, every moment of true awareness we do with the gentle will, even if we are unaware of it initially and cannot fully activate it yet. In the course of practice, however, the gentle will begins to shine, and we gradually gain the ability to access it in our ordinary, daily activities, allowing our lives to become infinitely richer, meaningful, and creative. The gentle will is relaxed, receptive, expressive, creative, soft, light, and playful. It is not rigid or cramped. We use the gentle will in artistic activities such as playing a musical instrument, writing a poem, or painting a picture. It is the original will of the human being, the will of the I. The gentle will is not the determined, useful, goal-oriented, egoistic, working will of Sisyphus, who will never be able to roll his boulder up the mountain. The gentle will is free of me-feeling and egoism. In this way, it differs from the hard will, which works through egoism. Today, however, all life is governed by the principle of usefulness, utility, comfort, and efficiency the hard will of egoism. This approach has brought the world to the brink of catastrophe, regardless of what technocrats say or think about it. Georg Kuhlewind writes in this book that the only hope he sees of avoiding destruction is a change in human consciousness; the hard will must become the gentle will. To this end, he provides exercises through which we may transform the hard will into the gentle will."

Lifting The Veil Of Mental Illness

Author : William Bento
ISBN : 0880105305
Genre : Medical
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Mental illnesses are too often seen only in abstract terms. In keeping with this, mainstream psychology, which seldom acknowledges the psyche or soul, relies increasingly on pharmaceutical treatment. In his unique approach to anthroposophical psychology, or "psychosophy," William Bento views imbalances of the human soul in an experiential and human way. Basing his views on the work of Rudolf Steiner, Bento looks not only at the human body, soul, and spirit, but also at the way the whole environment of physical phenomena, life forces, and spirit beings affects us as individuals. Going well beyond our immediate, earthly surroundings, the author considers the cosmic effects of sun, planets and stars, offering a holistic view of the human soul. This is a valuable addition to the field of anthroposophical psychology and to the study of spiritual science as a whole.

Broken Vessels

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105038
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For Steiner, healing is impossible unless it includes all the dimensions of a human being, visible and invisible. When we begin to understand these dimensions of our being, true health will be much easiere to attain. Steiner describes specific inner structures of states of health that escape ordinary perception and offers ways to approach the misalignments of inner structures and psychic difficulties with "pastoral medicine"-a truly holistic healing that can bring body and soul together and help them function in the most effective and powerful way.

Wilt Thou Be Made Whole

Author : Michael Lipson, Ph.D
ISBN : 9781584205098
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Start Now

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105267
Genre : Self-Help
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Start Now! offers an extensive and representative sample of Steiner's spiritual instructions and meditative practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly and monthly practices for the development of soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, the angelic hierarchies and our guardian angel. This is a unique volume in any language. No one serious about spiritual practice--whether beginner or advanced practitioner--should be without it!

The Counselor As If Soul And Spirit Matter

Author : William Bento
ISBN : 9781621481287
Genre : Psychology
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In an anthroposophic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, we integrate the whole paradigm of spiritual science into the contemporary forms of psychology, thereby re-formulating a psychology inclusive of body, soul, and spirit. —Dr. William Bento, Executive Director of Anthroposophic Psychology Associates of North America (APANA) The art of counseling is practiced in many settings. An uncle counsels a troubled niece. A licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) works in a treatment center for drug addicts. A counselor can also be everything in between the two. If you consider everyone who mentors another—from life-coaches to police officers to wedding planners to lawyers to intimate friends—counseling includes all of us. Whereas mainstream counseling psychology has been moving increasingly toward cognitive and pharmacological approaches, this book brings us back to a psychology of soul and spirit. Through the guidance of Anthroposophy, the becoming human being, and Sophia, and divine wisdom, counselors will rediscover here an approach to people that has the heart of soul, and the light of spirit.

Guided Self Study

Author : Torin Finser
ISBN : 9781621481317
Genre : Philosophy
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First, one might ask: Why not just read the first three books? After all, Rudolf Steiner wrote them in such a way that the very act of reading them can awaken new faculties. Who could ever duplicate that? It might even seem presumptuous to select passages from books that were constructed by an initiate. To those who have these and other objections, I have the following response: My hope is that the pages in this book serve as an invitation, so that those who work with this material will then be motivated to go to the original texts and work with them more intensively. —Torin Finser

Esoteric Development

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105240
Genre : Religion
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This edition brings together an ordered sequence of statements by Steiner on the development of higher, suprasensory knowing -- imagination, inspiration, and intuition. Ten chapters take the reader from the idea of inner development, through the cultural and evolutioary need for higher knowing, to examples of the practices and inner gestures this work requires. Steiner unfolds the necessary steps and stages, always insisting on the free, individual, and cognitive character of anthroposophic spiritual research.

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