Egyptian Myths and Mysteries Lectures by Rudolf Steiner


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Rudolf Steiner emphasizes the astonishing and special relationship between our own time and that of ancient Egypt: how, in the natural rhythm of the ages, the so-called third Post-Atlantian (Egyptian) epoch is mirrored by the fifth (present) epoch. In this sense, today it is especially relevant to look at ancient Egypt with fresh eyes. The evolution of Western civilization has been profoundly influenced by Egyptian myths through the Greek mysteries. Because of other influences, however, this heritage has degenerated, thinking has mummified, and myth has all but disappeared. Consequently, it is important to revive the seed of goodness passed down to us from ancient Egypt. Through true imagination, we have the task of renewing human knowledge of the creative forces in nature, as the Egyptians attempted through the Osiris-Isis myth, and the Greeks through the myth of Demeter. This is what Steiner attempts in this lecture cycle.

Steiner's subjects include: experiences of Egyptian initiations; esoteric anatomy and physiology; the stages of evolution of the human form; and much more. The final lecture is on the Christ impulse as the conqueror of matter.
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Title: Egyptian Myths and Mysteries Lectures by Rudolf Steiner


Categories: Books by Rudolf Steiner,

Publisher: United States, Anthroposophic Press Inc: 1997

ISBN Number: 0880101989

ISBN Number 13: 9780880101981

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 1086

Keywords: Anthroposophy Mythology Egyptian START Books by Rudolf Steiner,