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    The Festivals and Their Meaning

    £15.95
    ISBN: 9781855840454
    AuthorRudolf Steiner
    Pub Date15/03/2002
    BindingPaperback
    Pages400
    Availability: In Stock

    30 Selected lectures

    The Festivals and Their Meaning collects thirty of Rudolf Steiner's most important lectures on the festivals of the year. He identifies and illumines the true meaning behind Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Michaelmas, emphasizing their inner spiritual and outer cosmic aspects.

    Steiner shows that the festivals do not only commemorate great historical events and truths of the Christian tradition; they are in themselves--each year--spiritual events that manifest in seasonal and natural rhythms and carry a significance that grows and deepens with the development of human evolution.

    CONTENTS

    Christmas

    Introduction by Ann Druitt
    The Christmas Festival: Heralding the Victory of the Sun
    Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
    The Birth of the Sun-spirit as the Spirit of the Earth: The Thirteen Holy Nights
    Christmas as a time of Grievous Destiny
    The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
    On the Three Magi
    The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
    The Birth of Christ within Us

    Easter

    Easter: The Festival of Warning
    The Blood Relationship and the Christ Relationship
    The Death of a God and Its Fruits in Humanity
    Spirit Triumphant
    The Teachings of the Risen Christ
    Easter: The Mystery of the Future
    Spiritual Bells of Easter, parts 1 & 2

    Ascension and Pentecost

    The Whitsun Mystery and Its Connection with the Ascension
    Whitsun: The Festival of the Free Individuality
    World Pentecost: The Message of Anthroposophy
    Whitsun: A Symbol of the Immortality of the Ego
    The Whitsuntide Festival: Its Place in the Study of Karma
    Whitsun Verse

    Michaelmas

    Michael Meditation
    The Michael Inspiration: Spiritual Milestones in the Course of the Year
    A Michael Lecture
    The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha, parts 1 & 2
    Michael and the Dragon
    The Creation of a Michael Festival out of the Spirit
    The Michael Path to Christ

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    30 Selected lectures

    The Festivals and Their Meaning collects thirty of Rudolf Steiner's most important lectures on the festivals of the year. He identifies and illumines the true meaning behind Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Michaelmas, emphasizing their inner spiritual and outer cosmic aspects.

    Steiner shows that the festivals do not only commemorate great historical events and truths of the Christian tradition; they are in themselves--each year--spiritual events that manifest in seasonal and natural rhythms and carry a significance that grows and deepens with the development of human evolution.

    CONTENTS

    Christmas

    Introduction by Ann Druitt
    The Christmas Festival: Heralding the Victory of the Sun
    Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
    The Birth of the Sun-spirit as the Spirit of the Earth: The Thirteen Holy Nights
    Christmas as a time of Grievous Destiny
    The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
    On the Three Magi
    The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
    The Birth of Christ within Us

    Easter

    Easter: The Festival of Warning
    The Blood Relationship and the Christ Relationship
    The Death of a God and Its Fruits in Humanity
    Spirit Triumphant
    The Teachings of the Risen Christ
    Easter: The Mystery of the Future
    Spiritual Bells of Easter, parts 1 & 2

    Ascension and Pentecost

    The Whitsun Mystery and Its Connection with the Ascension
    Whitsun: The Festival of the Free Individuality
    World Pentecost: The Message of Anthroposophy
    Whitsun: A Symbol of the Immortality of the Ego
    The Whitsuntide Festival: Its Place in the Study of Karma
    Whitsun Verse

    Michaelmas

    Michael Meditation
    The Michael Inspiration: Spiritual Milestones in the Course of the Year
    A Michael Lecture
    The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha, parts 1 & 2
    Michael and the Dragon
    The Creation of a Michael Festival out of the Spirit
    The Michael Path to Christ