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<B>A Rosslyn Treasury </B><I> Stories and Legends from Rosslyn Chapel</I>, SNOW, P L
1 A Rosslyn Treasury Stories and Legends from Rosslyn Chapel
0863157106 / 9780863157103 Paperback 
This book traces themes of transformation and metamorphosis through inward endeavour, and will be fascinating for anyone interested in stories from the beginnings of the world, Ancient Egypt, the Holy Land, Celtic myth and Scottish history.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 959] 
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<B>Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, The </B><I> </I>, GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, WITH AN INTERPRETIVE ESSAY BY RUDOLF STEINER
2 Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, The
0833400266 / 9780833400260 1991 
The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is one of the most important stories of the Anthroposophic and Rosicrucian streams. It is a timeless, allegorical tale of initiation and profoundly affected Rudolf Steiner and the formulation of his teachings. He called the fairy tale a kind of "secret revelation," an "apocalypse." As Paul Marshall Allen and Joan deRis Allen point out in their book The Time Is at Hand, Goethe’s fairy tale begins with a specific image: a river that separates two lands that stand in contrast to each other, just as the sensory and spiritual worlds do. The story ends with a bridge, created through sacrifice, that spans the river between the two lands.

Rudolf Steiner was so deeply impressed by Goethe’s fairy tale that he used it as the model for his own first mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation. Evidently, he told friends prior to its first performance, "I know how long and deeply you have loved Goethe’s fairy tale, and today I am happy to tell you that you will see it performed on stage."

This is a fairy tale for meditation—and for building bridges to the soul and spirit.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14823] 
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<B>Mysteries, The </B><I> </I>, WEGMAN, ITA
3 Mysteries, The
1906999902 / 9781906999902 Paperback 
‘To Ita Wegman, the Mysteries were a subject of abiding significance and one which played a major part in the relationship between herself and her teacher, Rudolf Steiner. Not only did he bestow upon her intimate revelations of Mysteries from a distant past but he also answered her request for a renewal of the Mysteries today.’ – from the Foreword

‘What is our anthroposophy other than a Mystery-knowledge bestowed on us anew by our teacher Rudolf Steiner?’ – Ita Wegman

This unique collection presents Ita Wegman’s principal writings and lectures on the Mysteries – both the Mysteries of the ancient world to which she felt personally connected, and the spiritual science of anthroposophy, which she saw as the contemporary form of Mystery wisdom.

The volume begins with Ita Wegman’s firsthand account of Rudolf Steiner’s final days and hours on earth – written immediately after his death in 1925 – followed by several of her powerful letters ‘To All Members’ and their related ‘Leading Thoughts’. Various longer studies are featured, including her lecture ‘A Fragment from the History of the Mysteries’ – delivered at the opening of the second Goetheanum in 1928 – articles on Ephesus and the Colchian Mysteries, and personal impressions of Columba’s Iona, the island of Staffa (with its initiatory Fingal’s Cave), and Palestine, the land where Christ once walked the earth. These writings – several composed specifically for an English readership – bring us closer to the inner being of Ita Wegman, offering insight into her knowledge, vision and understanding of anthroposophy. Her stimulating ideas throw light on the transformation of the ancient Mysteries to anthroposophical knowledge and activity today.

ITA WEGMAN, MD (1876 - 1943) was co-responsible for founding Anthroposophical Medicine alongside Rudolf Steiner. Born in the Dutch East Indies, she trained in gymnastics and massage and later medicine. She founded the first anthroposophical medical clinic (now the Ita Wegman Clinic), created a gentle form of massage therapy (Rhythmical Massage), and developed a cancer treatment following indications from Steiner based on mistletoe (Iscador). She also founded a therapeutic home for mentally handicapped children (Haus Sonnenhof) and co-founded a pharmaceutical laboratory (Weleda) that is now a major producer of medicines and healthcare products. In 1923 Ita Wegman joined the Executive Council of the newly reformed Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, where she directed the Medical Section. Wegman and Steiner co-authored Extending Practical Medicine, which gives an introduction and theoretical basis to Anthroposophical Medicine. She is also the author of Esoteric Studies, The Michael Impulse.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14328] 
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<B>Mystery of Arthur at Tintagel, The </B><I> An Esoteric Study</I>, SEDDON, RICHARD
4 Mystery of Arthur at Tintagel, The An Esoteric Study
1855843889 / 9781855843882 
The ancient and dramatic headland of Tintagel and its ruins, on the windswept north Cornish coast, have been linked to the legends of Merlin, King Arthur and his Knights since ancient times. In this well-researched, illustrated book, Richard Seddon reveals the inner spiritual meaning of Tintagel as a centre for the pre-Christian Mysteries. For many centuries its enigmatic site was integral to the evolution of human consciousness as a centre for esoteric wisdom – for the linking of the physical and spiritual worlds, art and religion.
Richard Seddon offers new insights into the roles of Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, and looks in detail at how they are linked to the metaphysical truths to be found in the works of Taliesin, the Mabinogion and the legends of Parsifal and the Holy Grail. He brings to light the unifying spiritual tradition that stretches beyond Arthur and Tintagel to the mysteries of modern times, as elucidated by the Austrian-born initiate Rudolf Steiner. Readers of this work will discover many new dimensions to the Arthurian and Celtic legends as well as the historical site at Tintagel.
RICHARD SEDDON studied Moral Sciences (Philosophy, Ethics, Logic and Psychology) at Cambridge with Bertrand Russell and John Wisdom – an advocate and colleague of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Seddon spent his working life as a personnel manager. A student of anthroposophy for many decades, he is the author of several books including The Future of Humanity, Philosophy as an Approach to the Spirit, Europa and Mani, His Life and Work.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13109] 
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<B>Old and New Mysteries </B><I> From Trials to Initiation</I>, BAAN, BASTIAAN
5 Old and New Mysteries From Trials to Initiation
1782501266 / 9781782501268 2014 
There is great contemporary interest in the mystery centres of antiquity, such as prehistoric caves, the pyramids of Egypt, Newgrange in Ireland, and the Externsteine in Germany. The trials and rites that took place there were for the chosen few, and are vividly described in this book -- from the trials of fire and water to the three-day near-death sleep.

The author goes on to argue that modern-day initiation, however, has a substantially different character. Whereas a 'hierophant' -- a guide -- was previously needed to navigate a trial, these days it is life itself which brings us trials, which can sometimes lead to deeper experiences of the spiritual.
Bastiaan Baan worked as a teacher in the Netherlands before being ordained in 1981. He was a Christian Community priest in the Netherlands and is currently director of the priests' seminary in Spring Valley, NY. He lectures widely, and has written many books. Lord of the Elements is his first book to be published in English.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13348] 
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<B>Paths of the Christian Mysteries </B><I> From Compostela to the New World</I>, SEASE, VIRGINIA,  SCHMIDT-BRABANT, MANFRED,  MILLER, MARGUERITE
6 Paths of the Christian Mysteries From Compostela to the New World
1902636430 / 9781902636436 2003 Paperback 
Over the past decades there has been an upsurge of interest in "the Camino," the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Focusing on the spiritual history of humankind, the authors study the cosmic origin of the Grail Mysteries, the School of Athens, early Christian art and its Gnostic impulses, the Grail Initiation in northern Spain, and the role of the Cathars and Troubadours in the Manichaean stream showing how they all come together in the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. They explore the esoteric aspect of music for the pilgrims, the Music of the Spheres and the Elders of the Apocalypse, the Templars as emissaries of the Holy Grail, the initiations of Christian Rosenkreutz and his relation to anthroposophical art, the early Rosicrucian impulses in America and Europe, and much more.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10249] 
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<B>Sophia Mystery in Our Time </B><I> The Birth of Imagination</I>, BETTI, MARIO
7 Sophia Mystery in Our Time The Birth of Imagination
1906999503 / 9781906999506 
‘The confrontation with evil manifests as a battle taking place on many levels, the outcome of which lies in the hands of each one of us alive today. The most important requisite is the creating of a space within us in which a new consciousness, the Imagination, will gradually be able to arise. Much in the future depends on whether a sufficient number of people succeed in reaching this level of experience...’ - Maria Betti
With the world in turmoil, the greatest challenge facing us today, says Mario Betti, is the inner transformation of our entire being. This rebirth from within heralds a new form of consciousness - a creative imaginative faculty - that is simultaneously a reawakening of the mysterious Sophia, the feminine aspect of the Divinity. Imagination allows us to behold the spiritual forces actively at work in the world, resulting in the possibility of a comprehensive rebirth and renewal of culture.
MARIO BETTI was born in 1942 in Lucca, Italy. After studying and working in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and England, he moved to Germany. He taught for many years at a Waldorf School, where he became head of art education, and between 1985 and 2001 was a lecturer in educational anthropology, art history and anthroposophy at Alanus University in Alfter, near Bonn. Between 2001 and 2005 he was a lecturer at the Institute for Waldorf Education in Stuttgart. His stories, essays and poems have been published in Italy and Germany.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12785] 
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<B>The Hellenistic Mysteries & Christianity </B><I> </I>, ANDERSON, ADRIAN
8 The Hellenistic Mysteries & Christianity
0994160208 / 9780994160201 
A profound experience, which bridges the gap between ancient initiatory Mysteries and a deeper view of Christianity. It provides evidence that the Gospel writers themselves viewed the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, events which occurred over three days, as a parallel to the three-day initiation process of the Mysteries, but a process through which a cosmic Christ-force became the Earth's guiding indwelling spirit.

Some of the chapters:
The initiatory 'Mysteries' of Ancient Greece
The initiation wisdom of Homer, the hidden message of the Odyssey
Porphyry: A lost Hymn to Apollo, its initiatory message
The acolyte descends into the Underworld
The Mysteries, the sun god & secrets of Christianity
The ascent to divinity in the Mysteries
The cry from the cross: forsaken or glorified ?
Investigating a cosmic Christianity, John13:18
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14147] 
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<B>Working Together on Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas </B><I> </I>, PUSCH, HANS
9 Working Together on Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas
0910142912 / 9780910142915 Paperback 
Between 1907 and 1911, Rudolf Steiner wrote four "mystery plays": "The Portal of Initiation," "The Soul's Probation," "The Guardian of the Threshold," and "The Souls' Awakening." The plays depict the soul and spiritual lives of several characters, reflecting the spiritual consequences of our actions in earthly life.

Hans and Ruth Pusch devoted their lives to directing performances of Steiner's mystery dramas in America. They also took up the difficult task of translating his four plays into English. This book will prove excellent reading for those wanting to perform the plays or deepen their appreciation for the plays' spiritual content.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1297] 
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Archetypal Feminine in the Mystery Stream of Humanity, The, SCHMIDT-BRABANT, MANFRED,  SEASE, VIRGINIA,  BARTON, MATTHEW
10 Archetypal Feminine in the Mystery Stream of Humanity, The
1906999171 / 9781906999179 2010 Paperback 

In ancient times, people's experience of the divine was imbued with the feminine archetype. The world of spirit was seen to be populated by goddesses, and women were honoured as priestesses and guardians of sacred rites. The later Greek and Roman civilizations, in contrast, were characterized by the principle of patriarchy, which still dominates our culture - despite the political and social emancipation of women in the West.

This unique study of the feminine archetype throws new light on the spiritual significance and meaning of the feminine principle today, as well as its task and destiny in the future. Beginning with Eve in tradition and legend, the authors provide insightful commentaries on the Queen of Sheba, the image of the Virgin in esoteric Christianity, Isis-Sophia and the Great Mother, the birth of art from the primal source of the feminine, and the importance of women in modern esotericism. Through a study of the esoteric background to human and earth evolution, Sease and Schmidt-Brabant arrive at clear and accessible perspectives that could transform human life, and in particular family culture, in our time. 
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Blue Jade from the Morning Star: An Essay and a Cycle of Poems on Quetzalcoatl, THOMPSON, WILLIAM
11 Blue Jade from the Morning Star: An Essay and a Cycle of Poems on Quetzalcoatl
0940262037 / 9780940262034 Paperback 
This beautiful little book, like Carlos Castaneda's works, shines new light into the mythical and poetic content of the collective unconscious.

William Irwin Thompson, Ph.D., was born in Chicago in 1938 and grew up in Los Angeles. A poet and cultural philosopher, received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to study at Cornell in 1962 and a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship to do his doctoral research in Dublin in 1964. He received his doctorate from Cornell in 1966 and published his first book, The Imagination of an Insurrection: Dublin, Easter 1916 in 1967. Thompson has taught at Cornell, MIT, and York University in Toronto. His interdisciplinary interests are indicated in that he studied anthropology, philosophy, and literature at Pomona, and literature and cultural history at Cornell. He has served as visiting professor of religion at Syracuse University (1973), visiting professor of Celtic Studies at St. Michael's College, the University of Toronto (1984), visiting professor of political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1985), Rockefeller Scholar at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (1992-1995), and Lindisfarne Scholar-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York in the autumn of each year from 1992 to 1996. In 1995, he designed an Evolution of Consciousness Curriculum for the Ross School in East Hampton, New York, and still serves as a Founding Mentor. His best known works include At the Edge of History: Speculations on the Transformation of Culture (1971); The Time Falling Bodies Take To Light: Mythology, Sexuality, and the Origins of Culture (1981); and Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness (1996). He was a founder and president of the Lindisfarne Association, a group of creative individuals in the arts, sciences, and contemplative practices devoted to the study and realization of a new planetary culture, and the seed for Lindisfarne Books. Dr. Thompson has been a professor at MIT and York University in Toronto, and held visiting positions at Syracuse University, University of Hawaii, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). In 1997, Thompson retired from the presidency of the Lindisfarne Association. At the request of the Fellows, in 2007, he organizes the annual Lindisfarne Fellows conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thompson now devotes himself to writing essays and poetry, and giving talks and poetry readings. 
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12 Sun, The
0863150292 / 9780863150296 1985 Paperback 
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