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An Outline of Esoteric Science

An Outline of Esoteric Science ebook ISBN: 9780880104098
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 435 
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"As vital and relevant as when it was first published in 1910, this materpiece of esoteric, Rosicrucian cosmology (on which Rudolf Steiner worked and then reworked for many years, making it ever more precise and accurate) remains the most effective presentation to date of the spiritual alternative to contemporary materialist cosmologies and the Darwinian view of human nature and evolution. In this basic work of spiritual science, readers learn how the creation and evolution of humanity is embedded at the heart of the vast, invisible web of interacting cosmic beings through whom the alchemical processes of cosmic evolution unfold. There are also descriptions of the different bodies of the human being and their relation to sleep and death, as well as a detailed practical guide to the methods or exercises, including the "Rose Cross Meditation," by which such initiation knowledge can be attained. Most remarkable and revolutionary of all, perhaps, is the central function that Rudolf Steiner allots to the Christ and to the entrance of Christ into early evolution through the Mystery of Golgotha." -- back cover.

A Study Companion to An Outline of Esoteric Science

A Study Companion to An Outline of Esoteric Science ebook ISBN: 9780880104531
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Author: Clopper Almon
Number of Pages: 127 
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"An Outline of Esoteric Science is Rudolf Steiner's most complete and methodical presentation of the results of his own spiritual research. Written in 1909, when he was forty-eight years old, it represents his mature thinking, yet also has the careful structure and development characteristic of the work of young authors. The title points out that the subject of the book is just those realities and beings which are, at least initially, hidden from most of us. But at the same time, it makes explicit that this is not collection of 'tales of the supernatural, ' but a clear, conceptual, thoroughly scientific account of these matters" (Clopper Almon). With the commentary in A Study Companion keyed by paragraph number to the text of An Outline of Esoteric Science, Clopper Almon takes the reader systematically through one of Rudolf Steiner's most difficult texts. Each chapter is considered for themes, or brief summaries of the main points, review questions, discussion questions, and Almon's own observations of the text This study companion will be a great help to readers of every level, vastly enriching their reading of one of Steiner's most important written works.

An Outline of Occult Science: The Esoteric Realms and Unseen Worlds Beyond Our Own, and the Evolution of Man's Spiritual Science

An Outline of Occult Science: The Esoteric Realms and Unseen Worlds Beyond Our Own, and the Evolution of Man's Spiritual Science ebook ISBN: 9781387905904
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 180 
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An Outline of Occult Science is Rudolf Steiner's thesis discussing the unknown, the nature of mankind, and his belief that science may be used to explain the unusual phenomena known as the occult. First published in 1910, this book strives to define, categorize and explain various manifestations of the occult. The author concedes at the opening of the book that many otherwise open-minded and receptive individuals immediately recoil from the concept of the the unknown, especially in relation to attempts to investigate it scientifically. After introducing the occult, Steiner delves into explaining the two worlds he thought comprised the reality we live in. The natural world, that which is visible and readily perceivable around us, and the spiritual world, where the unexplained phenomena arise. The nature of man as a bodily being, and how his physical self bridges the gap between these two worlds, is much detailed.

La science de l'occulte

La science de l'occulte ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Documents Anthroposophiques
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 263 
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Outline of Occult Science

Outline of Occult Science ebook ISBN: 1108072674
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner,Max Gysi
Number of Pages: 492 
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Developing ideas of occult science and human nature, this work asserts the existence and importance of the 'supersensible' world.

Occult Science

Occult Science ebook ISBN: 1855842599
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 424 
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Written in 1909 (CW 13) Given his energetic involvement in practical initiatives and extensive lecturing, Steiner had very little time to write. Of the books he found time to write, four titles are considered indispensable introductions to his teaching as a whole: How to Know Higher Worlds; An Outline of Esoteric Science; Intuitive Thinking As a Spiritual Path; and Theosophy. With the exception of his Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts and his Autobiography, Steiner's important writings belong largely to his earliest work. The Anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner is not a theoretical system but the results of research based on direct observation. Because his research was so vast and conducted over such a long period of time, no single book can be said to contain the whole of his spiritual teaching. However, of all his books, this one perhaps comes closest. Steiner even referred to it as "an epitome of anthroposophic spiritual science." In a systematic way, he lays out fundamental facts concerning the nature and constitution of the human being and, in chronological order, the history of the universe and humankind. Whereas the findings of natural science are derived from observations made through the senses, the findings of spiritual science are "occult," inasmuch as they arise from direct observation of realities hidden to ordinary human perception. Nevertheless, these elements of humanity and the universe form the foundation of the sensory world. A substantial part of this important work describes the basic training needed to make such spiritual observations. Although Occult Science is not all-inclusive, it is indispensable to any serious student who wishes to master Steiner's extraordinary philosophy and methods of inner development. Rudolf Steiner Press has published a new series of re-edited, re-typeset, and re-designed editions of the classic, authorized translations of Rudolf Steiner's foundational books. Each volume of this series is printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies and sewn-bound in high-quality cloth, finished with colored end papers, and includes a book-mark ribbon.

Theosophy

Theosophy ebook ISBN: 1855842548
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 176 
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A work on the development of body, soul, and spirit, by the Austrian philosopher and educationalist Rudolf Steiner.

L'éveil de l'intelligence

L'éveil de l'intelligence ebook ISBN: 2234078776
Publisher: Stock
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Number of Pages: 648 
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« Un monde où les idées n’existeraient pas serait un monde heureux car il ne comporterait pas ces forces si puissamment conditionnantes qui contraignent l’homme à des actions inappropriées, ces dogmes sacro-saints au nom desquels les pires des crimes sont justifiés, les plus grandes folies méticuleusement rationalisées. » Aldous Huxley, préface à La première et dernière liberté. J. Krishnamurti n’a eu de cesse de réfléchir à la manière dont l’homme pouvait accéder à la vérité de la vie en se libérant de ses entraves que sont les idées préconçues, les traditions et les systèmes de pensée. Celui qui, toujours, refusa d’être perçu comme un penseur, un gourou ou un philosophe ne livre en aucun cas des solutions. Il ne prescrit pas de remèdes. La marche vers la liberté et la découverte de soi doit aboutir par chacun, et en chacun. Car, et c’est sans doute sa seule conviction énoncée comme telle : pour comprendre le réel, encore faut-il prendre connaissance de soi. Et pour se connaître soi-même, la première étape vers la libération consiste à s’échapper du carcan du conditionnement. Fuir le sempiternel rôle d’imitateur que s’est attribué l’homme et laisser jaillir l’état créatif. C’est cette libération de l’esprit statique, du connu, qui permettra à tout homme d’accéder au rang d’architecte d’une société nouvelle. Car le monde est fait par les hommes, et le mal qu’il exhibe n’est que le fruit pourri de leurs propres souffrances. L’éveil de l’intelligence s’impose sans conteste comme la somme des textes les plus lus de l’oeuvre krishnamurtienne. On y pénètre comme à l’intérieur de ces tentes où avaient pour habitude de se dérouler les causeries du « maître », dont une part importante est retranscrite dans cet ouvrage. Fidèle à sa « méthode », le penseur exhorte son auditoire à tenter d’éveiller son esprit de manière autonome, le soupçonnant parfois sans détour de sombrer dans le prêt-à-penser, le cliché, et l’amenant, lentement, par le dialogue et à grand renfort d’images, à voir et à comprendre en se dégageant du filtre de la pensée. Qu’il faut distinguer de l’intelligence. Nous vivons dans des concepts, des idées, c’est là le propre de la pensée. L’intelligence, au contraire, recouvre un « état de non-savoir » ; d’inter et de legere, elle invite à « lire entre les lignes ». De la Suisse aux États-Unis, en passant par l’Inde et la Grande-Bretagne, ces brillantes retranscriptions des conversations publiques de J. Krishnamurti s’étalent entre la fin des années soixante et le début des années soixante-dix. Anonymes, scientifiques et musiciens animent l’échange de leurs expériences personnelles. La vie, la mort, la peur, la violence, la liberté et bien d’autres notions viennent appuyer la tentative d’immobilisation de l’esprit, de « mise en veille » pour appréhender notre intérêt dans le monde et dans la vie et approcher L’éveil de l’intelligence.

Le bouddhisme ésotérique

Le bouddhisme ésotérique ebook ISBN: 2850003484
Publisher: Editions ADYAR
Author: A. P. SINETT
Number of Pages: 260 
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Le présent ouvrage rassemble des enseignements de la doctrine occulte du Bouddhisme tibétain, qui a pour autre nom la Religion-Sagesse, ou Doctrine Occulte. Cette doctrine est sous-jacente à toutes les anciennes traditions orientales. A. P. Sinnett transmet ce qu'il a reçu et compris à la fin du XIXème siècle, dans ses travaux menés conjointement avec ceux d'H. P. Blavatsky. Complété par un index.

Clef Absolue de la Science Occulte: Le Tarot Des Bohémiens: Le Plus Ancien Livre Du Monde. a l'Usage Exclusif Des Initiés...

Clef Absolue de la Science Occulte: Le Tarot Des Bohémiens: Le Plus Ancien Livre Du Monde. a l'Usage Exclusif Des Initiés... ebook ISBN: 9780353786615
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Author: Papus
Number of Pages: 406 
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Approaches to Anthroposophy

Approaches to Anthroposophy ebook ISBN: 9781855841512
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 66 
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2 lectures, Basel, Jan. 11 and Oct. 15, 1916 (CW 35) These lectures offer an excellent introduction to some of the leading themes of Anthroposophy. Steiner carefully corrects certain misunderstandings that arose regarding his spiritual-scientific research, showing how Anthroposophy has nothing to do with mysticism or spiritualism. Nor is it merely a revival of ancient esoteric teachings. Rather, Anthroposophy is a truly modern spiritual teaching for Western humanity, building on the achievements of science and developing an exact methodology for developing the investigation of spiritual realities by awakening higher organs of perception.

De Jésus au Christ...

De Jésus au Christ... ebook ISBN: 9782852481893
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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 234 
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" Le Mystère du Golgotha est le plus grand événement de l'évolution humaine. (...). La descente du Christ, c'est le Logos éternel pénétrant l'humanité. Pour Rudolf Steiner, le Christ n'est pas venu fonder une nouvelle religion, mais réaliser ce que les religions ont préparé, accomplir ce à quoi elles aspirent, permettre à l'humanité de retrouver son origine divine. Dans la ligne directe d'un saint Paul et d'un Blaise Pascal, Steiner cherche, d'abord le Christ par l'expérience individuelle, sans le secours d'aucun document extérieur, en approfondissant, la nature humaine. C'est ce vécu de l'étincelle divine dans l'être intérieur qui éclaire les événements de Palestine accomplis il y a 2000 ans. Le Christ Jésus montre en effet aux yeux de tous ce que chaque homme peut devenir s'il se comprend lui-même : un porteur libre et conscient du " Je suis ". Il a fallu pour cela qu'un dieu, le Christ, apparaisse sur la scène de l'histoire et vive pendant trois ans le destin d'un homme, Jésus, de Nazareth. Dans ces conférences, Steiner ouvre à la conscience moderne une compréhension de l'acte cosmique du Christ et prépare ses auditeurs à la vision spirituelle du Ressuscité présent entre les hommes.

Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature

Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature ebook ISBN: 1621510344
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Author: Rudolf Steiner,Christopher Bamford
Number of Pages: 288 
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In the architecture of Rudolf Steiner’s great cosmological temple, this extraordinary course of lectures on spiritual beings forms the central pillar, taking its place with other important texts such as the fourth chapter of An Outline of Esoteric Science (CW 13); The Spiritual Hierarchies and the Physical World (CW 136); and Inner Experiences of Evolution (CW 132). These works outline a revolutionary angelological cosmology and lie at the heart of Steiner’s mission to transform our understanding of the world by offering a new, non-dual, phenomenological path to a contemporary divine-spiritual-physical cosmology that is angelological and theophanic. Steiner’s approach is “contemporary” in that, being continuous with the most ancient understanding of the cosmos, he also discovers it for himself, through his own experience and consciousness, and expresses it in his own words with a logic and language appropriate to our time. Thus, he teaches us, his readers, to do the same. According to Rudolf Steiner, the world is made up of “beings.” This includes the very ground of the world itself, the “Father being.” His cosmology or angelology is personal, and it is known in relationship. Therefore, he presents it in terms of conditions and acts of consciousness and in relation to the divine spiritual beings whose conditions and activities they are. The spiritual world is always a world of beings. The twin realizations go together—that “I am an ‘I’” and that “reality is comprised of other “I” beings. Cosmology is angelology. Spiritual beings define all experience of reality.

Esoteric Cosmology

Esoteric Cosmology ebook ISBN: 0880109149
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Author: Steiner, Rudolf
Number of Pages: 132 
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A congress of the Federation of European Sections of the Theosophical Society was held in Paris in May 1906. Rudolf Steiner attended with a number of students and presented a series of lectures to a small circle of friends, mostly society members. Edouard Schuré was present and made succinct notes of those talks, the result of which is An Esoteric Cosmology: Evolution, Christ, and Modern Spirituality. In is foreword, Schuré describes his initial impressions of Rudolf Steiner and the force of his vision: "These priceless lectures mark a significant phase of Rudolf Steiner's thought-that of the spontaneous burst of his genius and its first crystallization." Indeed, his notes record perhaps the first general outline and summary of what would become Anthroposophy, or spiritual science. At the time of these lectures, most members viewed Theosophy as a kind of Europeanized Indian philosophy. Thus, one purpose of these lectures was to outline Steiner's Christ-centered spiritual science in contrast to the more Eastern orientation of Theosophy. He carefully connected the essence of spiritual science to the role of the Christ in human evolution, as well as to the Rosicrucian and Christian mystery traditions, the primary carriers of the esoteric Christian stream. To accomplish this, Steiner presented the roots of Christianity in the ancient mysteries and in the evolution of the whole universe itself. The miracle of these lectures, perhaps, is that Steiner was able to condense such a grand cosmology into these eighteen lectures, and that Edouard Schuré was able to capture their essence in the relatively brief notes that constitute this book. A few years later, the substance of these lectures were expanded and presented in Rudolf Steiner's Outline of Esoteric Science. These lecture notes will prove invaluable for all those who wish to better understand that book, as well as Rudolf Steiner's Christian cosmology and perspective on esoteric Christianity and the Christian mysteries.

The Creative Power of Anthroposophical Christology

The Creative Power of Anthroposophical Christology ebook ISBN: 1621510964
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff,Peter Selg
Number of Pages: 189 
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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.

Schooling of Consciousness

Schooling of Consciousness ebook ISBN: 9781938685194
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press
Author: Georg Kühlewind
Number of Pages: 126 
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The themes of this book are arranged into two groups--thinking and perceiving--either of which may serve as a good point of departure. Nonetheless, the easier exercises have been placed near the beginning of the book and lead gradually toward more advanced stages. The exerises presented here complement and support practice of Rudolf Steiner's essential exercises presented in his foundational works, such as How to Know Higher Worlds and An Outline of Esoteric Science.

ThÉosophie (Étude Sur la Connaissance Suprasensible et la DestinÉe Humaine)

ThÉosophie (Étude Sur la Connaissance Suprasensible et la DestinÉe Humaine) ebook ISBN: 9781717842015
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Author: Rudolf Steiner
Number of Pages: 278 
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À ce livre écrit en 1904 Rudolf Steiner a expressément voulu donner le caractère d'une introduction. Grâce à une observation très précise de l'homme, Steiner fait apparaître méthodiquement les différents constituants de la nature humaine, depuis le corps physique jusqu'aux différents éléments suprasensibles de son être. Partant de la réalité de la biographie humaine, il fonde une compréhension moderne de la réincarnation et du Karma. Par-là, cet ouvrage se place au coeur de la démarche anthroposophique.On peut dire que "La théosophie" est le livre qui, à l'aube du XXème siècle, pose les premiers éléments d'une science de l'esprit. Steiner l'a en effet conçu comme un éveilleur de la vie de l'esprit, et non comme une somme de révélations. Il souhaitait qu'on lise ce livre autrement qu'on lit d'autres livres : en élaborant par soi-même chaque phrase. C'est en effet à chaque lecteur d'en expérimenter par lui-même le contenu et d'apporter à ce texte au style mathématique et sobre, d'où l'émotion et la chaleur sont volontairement absentes, sa propre chaleur et sa propre émotion.Rudolf Steiner (1861- 1925) est un philosophe, occultiste et penseur social. Il est le fondateur de l'anthroposophie, qu'il qualifie de "chemin de connaissance", visant à "restaurer le lien entre l'Homme et les mondes spirituels". Ses adeptes le considèrent généralement à la fois comme un homme de connaissance et un guide spirituel.Membre de la Société théosophique puis secrétaire général de la section allemande en 1902, il s'en sépare dix ans plus tard pour fonder la Société anthroposophique et une discipline nouvelle, l'anthroposophie, qui se présente comme une science de l'esprit active dans tous les domaines de la connaissance ; elle est selon son créateur une science universelle de l'esprit qui "conduit l'homme à la conscience de sa propre humanité". L'anthroposophie n'est pas une secte, ni une religion, mais un mouvement de pensée critique et dynamique, qui s'est formé durant les riches heures de ce siècle et sous l'impulsion d'oeuvres diverses (Goethe, Kant, la théosophie, Nietzsche...). À travers l'étude et l'observation empirique de l'esprit humain et au bénéfice d'une personnalité extrêmement sensible aux phénomènes spirituels, Rudolf Steiner est parvenu à une connaissance du monde suprasensible et de la nature humaine qui l'a conduit à repenser la tâche actuelle de l'homme dans de nombreuses branches du savoir humain. L'homme est un être profondément créatif, avec un pouvoir de connaissance illimité, le problème étant qu'il ignore, qu'"il n'a pas conscience de sa nature spirituelle", qui lui ouvrirait les portes d'un monde nouveau de connaissance. L'homme est un être actif dont la conscience n'est pas un réceptacle passif de phénomène, mais une activité incessante d'imagination et de pensée. Cette dimension centrale de l'activité et du développement de la conscience sera l'un des axes fondamentaux de l'enseignement anthroposophique de Steiner.Son enseignement est à l'origine de projets aussi divers que les écoles Waldorf, l'agriculture biodynamique, les médicaments et produits cosmétiques Weleda, le mouvement Camphill et la Communauté des Chrétiens.

Goethe's Theory of Knowledge

Goethe's Theory of Knowledge ebook ISBN: 9780880106238
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner,Peter Clemm
Number of Pages: 151 
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As the editor of Goethe's scientific writings during the 1880s, Rudolf Steiner became immersed in a worldview that paralled and amplified his own views in relation to epistemology, the interface between science and philosophy, the theory of how we know the world and ourselves. At the time, like much of the thinking today and the foundation of modern natural science, the predominant theories held that individual knowledge is limited to thinking that reflects objective, sensory perception. Steiner's view was eventually distilled in his Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts in 1924: There are those who believe that, with the limits of knowledge derived from sensory perception, the limits of all insight are given. Yet if they would carefully observe how they become conscious of these limits, they would find in the very consciousness of the limits the faculties to transcend them.

Rudolf Steiner's Path of Initiation and the Mystery of the Ego

Rudolf Steiner's Path of Initiation and the Mystery of the Ego ebook ISBN: 1906999554
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
Author: Rudolf Steiner,Sergei O. Prokofieff
Number of Pages: 56 
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A special conference took place in Bologna in spring 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of a unique lecture Steiner delivered to a philosophically trained audience in the same city. In his key exposition, Steiner had given a concise description of the spiritual-scientific theory of knowledge as well as a brief outline of the anthroposophic path of training. In his contribution to the 2011 congress, Prokofieff tackles two principal aspects. On the one hand, he describes how Steiner's Bologna lecture contained the essential foundations for a new "science of the human ego" (human "I"). On the other hand, Prokofieff states that Steiner was the first person to transform this theory into a practical path of knowledge, following it to its very conclusion. Thus, the words of Steiner's lecture were based entirely on personal experience. Together with a transcript of Steiner's full Bologna lecture, Prokofieff's lecture is reproduced here in an expanded version. In addition, this volume features Steiner's important "summaries of essential points," in which he develops and connects some of his key thoughts with further aspects of Anthroposophy, especially in relation to their Christological foundations.

Good and Evil Spirits

Good and Evil Spirits ebook ISBN: 1855843978
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Author: Rudolf Steiner,Margaret Jonas
Number of Pages: 224 
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Steiner describes how animals, plants and minerals have group souls--with even an inert stone having a spiritual counterpart in the invisible world. The various planets in the cosmos are connected to great spiritual beings and hierarchies too, as is the zodiac, which is not a static band of fixed stars but is also evolving. Steiner gives a remarkable picture of how Christ relates to the zodiacal constellations and to our own higher aspects. Spiritual entities are associated with the evolution of earth and the previous stages of its existence--and here Steiner elaborates relevant chapters of his book Occult Science, An Outline, explaining how our task on earth is ultimately to develop love rather than wisdom (which was the goal of earths previous stage).