Judaism and Anthroposophy

Author: Fred Paddock

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880105101

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Librarian Fred Paddock of the Rudolf Steiner Library initiated this book, because he had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting-edge writings of European anthroposophists. Judaism and Anthroposophy examines the relationship between anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Kabbalah and anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jewish lives in anthroposophy, including those of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst M ller. Also, three leading anthroposophic thinkers explore the question of anti-Semitism. This is an important contribution to the understanding of anthroposophy and its historical and contemporary interface with Judaism. THE CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Schneider: "Christianity and Other Religions" G nther Rvschert: "On Judaism" Ruth Windolf: "The Hebrew Experience of Reality as Contrasted with the Greek" Schmuel Hugo Bergman: "The Blessing" Shimon Levy: "What Is the Contribution of Judaism to the Life of Anthroposophy?" Rolf Umbach: "The Kabbalah, an Esoteric Bridge to Christianity?" David Schweitzer: "Spiritual Background: The Cosmic Christ in Judaism" Hans J rgen Bracker: "The Individual and Unity of Humankind-An Account of the Zionist and Anthroposophist Ernst M ller" Gerhard Wehr: "Between Martin Buber and Rudolf Steiner: Hugo Bergman in Martin Buber's Biography" Rudi Lissau: "Chosen Destiny" Samuel Ichmann: "What God Is-or Isn't: A Jewish Waldorf Teacher's View" Ralf Sonnenberg: "The Dark Side of the Enlightenment-The Eighteenth Century, changing Perception of the World, and Anti-Semitism in the Early Modern Age Janos Darvas: "Frangois Joseph Molitor's Philosophy of History-Judaism As the Miniature Reflection ofHumanity" Dirk Lorenz: "Against a Return to Normality-Accusations of Anti-Semitism As an Occasion for Self-Examination"

Judaism and Anthroposophy

Author: Fred Paddock

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109238

Category: Education

Page: 110

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Librarian Fred Paddock of the Rudolf Steiner Library initiated this book, because he had long felt the need to make available some of the cutting-edge writings of European anthroposophists. Judaism and Anthroposophy examines the relationship between anthroposophy and religion, between Christian and Jewish esotericism, and between Kabbalah and anthroposophy. It also focuses on Jewish lives in anthroposophy, including those of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, Shimon Levy, and Ernst Mller. Also, three leading anthroposophic thinkers explore the question of anti-Semitism. This is an important contribution to the understanding of anthroposophy and its historical and contemporary interface with Judaism. THE CONTRIBUTORS: Johannes Schneider: "Christianity and Other Religions" Gnther Rschert: "On Judaism" Ruth Windolf: "The Hebrew Experience of Reality as Contrasted with the Greek" Schmuel Hugo Bergman: "The Blessing" Shimon Levy: "What Is the Contribution of Judaism to the Life of Anthroposophy?" Rolf Umbach: "The Kabbalah, an Esoteric Bridge to Christianity?" David Schweitzer: "Spiritual Background: The Cosmic Christ in Judaism" Hans Jrgen Bracker: "The Individual and Unity of Humankind-An Account of the Zionist and Anthroposophist Ernst Mller" Gerhard Wehr: "Between Martin Buber and Rudolf Steiner: Hugo Bergman in Martin Buber's Biography" Rudi Lissau: "Chosen Destiny" Samuel Ichmann: "What God Is-or Isn't: A Jewish Waldorf Teacher's View" Ralf Sonnenberg: "The Dark Side of the Enlightenment-The Eighteenth Century, changing Perception of the World, and Anti-Semitism in the Early Modern Age Jnos Darvas: "Franois Joseph Molitor's Philosophy of History-Judaism As the Miniature Reflection ofHumanity" Dirk Lorenz: "Against a Return to Normality-Accusations of Anti-Semitism As an Occasion for Self-Examination"

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel

Author: Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137539135

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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This volume is the first English-language anthology to engage with the fascinating phenomena of recent surges in New Age and alternative spiritualties in Israel. Contributors investigate how these New Age religions and other spiritualties—produced in Western countries within predominantly Protestant or secular cultures–transform and adapt themselves in Israel. The volume focuses on a variety of groups and movements, such as Theosophy and Anthroposophy, Neopaganism, Channeling, Women’s Yoga, the New Age festival scene, and even Pentecostal churches among African labor migrants living in Tel Aviv. Chapters also explore more Jewish-oriented practices such as Neo-Kabballah, Neo-Hassidism, and alternative marriage ceremonies, as well as the use of spiritual care providers in Israeli hospitals. In addition, contributors take a close look at the state’s reaction to the recent activities and growth of new religious movements.

A Western Approach to Reincarnation and Karma

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109351

Category: Education

Page: 139

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Rene Querido presents here a historical overview of the Western perspective of karma and rebirth, which he places in the context of the spiritual-scientific research of Rudolf Steiner. He has chosen a representative selection of Steiner's lectures and writings discussing the causes and effects of karma in relation to world events, natural phenomena, illness, and much more. Here Steiner describes how we can come to understand our own karma in the light of past incarnations, and how we can take fuller responsibility for our own destinies. From the Vista series.

Anthroposophy (A Fragment)

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109564

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 97

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This text, outlining a new methodology for the study of human nature, dates from 1910 and was found after Rudolf Steiner's death among his unpublished papers. Steiner had dealt with the same theme earlier in lectures. Asked for a written version, he tried to write down what he had said, but found himself unable to do so-the language would not completely relinquish the words. Nevertheless, what he was able to put down remains a major intellectual and spiritual accomplishment of the twentieth century. Steiner presents anthroposophy, which lies between anthropology and theosophy, as a way of studying the human being. Where anthropology studies the human being on the basis of the senses-i.e. by observation within the limits of the scientific method-theosophy recognizes the human as a spiritual being on the basis of inner experience and seeks to understand what it means to be human in a spiritual world. Between these two approaches-basically those of science and religion-lies anthroposophy, which seeks to study human beings as they present themselves to physical observation, while at the same time seeking to derive indications of the spiritual foundations of phenomena by a process of phenomenological intensification. The results of such phenomenological intensification, though fragmentary and incomplete, are of enormous importance. They constitute the first steps toward a truly cognitive psychology, one that demonstrates the richness of the phenomenological approach to the human being as a sensory organism. Starting from there, Steiner unfolds the seven life processes, the nature of I-experience, the meaning of the human form, and its complex relation to higher spiritual worlds. This is a key work, whose time has truly arrived.

Between Occultism and Nazism

Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era

Author: Peter Staudenmaier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004270159

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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Peter Staudenmaier’s study Between Occultism and Nazism examines the controversial history of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophist movement in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy as a case study in the political significance of esoteric and alternative spiritual groups.

The Anthroposophic Movement

Eight Lectures Given in Dornach, 10-17 June 1923

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840096

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 135

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An all-encompassing review by Steiner of how the anthroposophic movement came into existence -- leading to the establishment of the Anthroposophical Society. This book is an important work for those interested in the history of and impulse behind the anthroposophic movement; for those seeking insights into an important stage in the history of the Mysteries; and for those who wish to know more of the life and philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel

Author: Shai Feraro,James R. Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137539135

Category: Religion

Page: 249

View: 9287

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This volume is the first English-language anthology to engage with the fascinating phenomena of recent surges in New Age and alternative spiritualties in Israel. Contributors investigate how these New Age religions and other spiritualties—produced in Western countries within predominantly Protestant or secular cultures–transform and adapt themselves in Israel. The volume focuses on a variety of groups and movements, such as Theosophy and Anthroposophy, Neopaganism, Channeling, Women’s Yoga, the New Age festival scene, and even Pentecostal churches among African labor migrants living in Tel Aviv. Chapters also explore more Jewish-oriented practices such as Neo-Kabballah, Neo-Hassidism, and alternative marriage ceremonies, as well as the use of spiritual care providers in Israeli hospitals. In addition, contributors take a close look at the state’s reaction to the recent activities and growth of new religious movements.

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

Author: Robert Ellwood,Harry Partin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315507234

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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This text explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exist outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Beyond Heaven and Earth

A Novel About Love, and Death and Life

Author: Steven H Propp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469752778

Category: Fiction

Page: 694

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Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.

On Judaism

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307834085

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer With a new Foreword by Rodger Kamenetz “The question I put before you, as well as before myself, is the question of the meaning of Judaism for the Jews. Why do we call ourselves Jews? I want to speak to you not of an abstraction but of your own life . . . its authenticity and essence.” With these words, Martin Buber takes us on a journey into the heart of Judaism—its spirit, vision, and relevance to modern life.

Salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22)

The Role of Judaism in Salvation History from Abraham to the Second Coming

Author: Roy H. Schoeman

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898709759

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Traces the role of Judaism and the Jewish people in God's plan for the salvtion of mankind, from Abraham through the Second Coming, as revealed by the Catholic faith and by a thoughtful examination of history. It will give both Jews and Christians a deeper understanding of Judaism, both as a religion in itself and as a central component of salvation history. The book examines the unique and central role Judaism plays in the destiny of the world. It documents that throughout history attacks on Jews and Judasim have been rooted, not in Christianity, but in the most anti-Christian of forces. Areas addressed in depth include: the Messianic prophecies in Jewish Scripture; the very anti-Christian roots of Nazi anti-Semitism; the links between Nazism and Arab anti-Semitism; the theological insights of well-known Jewish converts; and the role of the Jews in the Second Coming.

Modern Esoteric Spirituality

Author: Antoine Faivre,Jacob Needleman,Karen Voss

Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9780824514440

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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"An excellent overview of spiritual movements throughout the last few centuries . . . a superb panorama" (The Book Reader), this book covers esoterica from its ancient beginnings through the alchemists to Gurdijeff and Jung.

Temple Legend

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840416

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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At the time of these lectures Steiner was planning to inaugurate the second section of the Esoteric School, which was to deal in a direct way with a renewal - out of his own spiritual research - of ritual and symbolism. He gave these lectures as a necessary preparation, to clarify the history and nature of the cultic tradition. He thus discusses principally Freemasonry and its background, but also the Rosicrucians, Manichaeism, the Druids, the Prometheus Saga, the Lost Temple, Cain and Abel - and much else besides.

The Ahrimanic Deception

Lecture Given by Rudolf Steiner in Zurich, October 27th, 1919

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolph Steiner Press

ISBN: 9780880101462

Category: Animal communication

Page: 20

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This is a lecture on the signs of the times. Steiner speaks of the incarnation of Lucifer, and the imminent incarnation of Ahriman.

The Inner Work Path

A Foundation for Meditative Practice in the Light of Anthroposophy

Author: Lisa Romero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1621480607

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 134

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“Every step an individual takes affects the collective development of humanity. The world we experience now is a result of the inner work of past generations. By consciously working to understand and experience our connection to the higher worlds we are more able to fully realize and contribute to the higher unfolding of humankind.” —Lisa Romero The author provides accessible insights into the activities of the human soul, outlines its relationship to spiritual life, and shows the way toward developing and strengthening our inner capacities through practical exercises, experience, and deep understanding. By building a bridge between the spiritual and the earthly, the development of such soul capacities awakens our consciousness, through which we can engage and transform our outer lives.

Creation and Double Chaos

Science and Theology in Discussion

Author: Sjoerd Lieuwe Bonting

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451418385

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Scientist and theologian Sjoerd Bonting offers a new overarching framework for thinking about issues in religion and science. He looks at the creation controversy itself, including biblical perspectives, tradtional doctrines, and the particular potential contribution of chaos theory. Finally, Bonting extends this perspective, a combination of chaos theory and chaos theology he calls "double-chaos," into a framework that addresses traditional questions about evil, divine agency, soteriology, the understanding of disease, possible extraterrestrial life, and the future.

You Are Your Child's First Teacher

Encouraging Your Child's Natural Development from Birth to Age Six

Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607743027

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 322

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Explains how young children think and develop, describes ways parents can help their children learn about the world, and covers creativity, imagination, artistic ability, and music.

Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Philip Sheldrake

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157166

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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'Spirituality' is a word that is used increasingly these days yet it is often ill-defined. What exactly is spirituality? Is it distinct from religion and can we separate it from beliefs and traditions? Does spirituality mainly focus on spiritual experiences and practices or is it something more? This book suggests that, while there may be common features in the use of the word, 'spirituality' is not a single reality. Different 'spiritualities' reflect particular religious or philosophical viewpoints, as well as the cultural contexts in which they arise and develop. Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed provides students and general readers with a reliable and comprehensive guide to 'spirituality' as an area of study, religiously, historically, philosophically and in the social sciences. It explores the tools that are used to study the subject and to interpret spiritual classics (whether these are written texts or other forms such as art) from different times and cultures. Attention is paid to spirituality in a variety of religious and non-religious forms in their own terms and comparatively. However, for the sake of simplicity greatest attention is given to the study of spirituality within a religious perspective with illustrations drawn from texts, personalities and themes associated with five major world religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The book concludes with an exploration of spirituality in contemporary perspective - in particular how spirituality is currently employed in areas such as health-care, education and business among other examples.