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The Being of the Arts - a book by Steiner, Rudolf

The Being of the Arts

The Being of the Arts( )
Author: Steiner, Rudolf
Translator: Down, Reg
ISBN:978-1-4912-0116-9
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.45
Book Description:

In what was announced as a lecture Rudolf Steiner tells instead an extraordinary tale. It begins with two women standing in a stark and frozen landscape: one experiences the bitter cold, the other the extraordinary beauty. Both fall asleep, but while one falls into a sleep on the verge of death, the other is approached out of the sunset by a youth who says: 'You are art'. She then undergoes a powerful set of experiences. Today we might call them vivid dreams, but that would be too...
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Pages:52
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.12 Inches
Book Weight:0.26 Pounds
Author Biography
Steiner, Rudolf (Author)
Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point where material existence had obscured spiritual capacities and that Christ had come to reverse that trend and to inaugurate an age of spiritual reintegration. He advocated that education, art, agriculture, and science be based on spiritual principles and infused with the psychic powers he believed were latent in everyone. The world center of the Anhthroposophical Society today is in Dornach, Switzerland, in a building designed by Steiner. The nonproselytizing society is noted for its schools. 020

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