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

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

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One of Rudolf Steiner's most important contributions to our understanding of the world was in the field of angelology - in the description and understanding of the work of spiritual beings, nature spirits, and elementals in the cosmos. In this classic, unparalleled work of angelology (one of only two lecture cycles he gave on the subject), Steiner leads the reader from sense experiences to the experience of the spiritual beings active in nature, in the elements and forces of the earth, and to the dynamic, cosmic working of the angelic hierarchies. He unfolds in an inspiring and magnificent vision the cosmic collaboration of the hierarchical beings in cosmic and human evolution, and shows how human beings, as angelic beings, participate in this process as the Tenth Hierarchy.

by
Rudolf Steiner

Ten lectures given in Helsinki,
3rd–14th April, 1912
Bn 136, GA 136

One of Rudolf Steiner's most important contributions to our understanding of the world was in the field of angelology — in the description and understanding of the work of spiritual beings, nature spirits, and elementals in the cosmos. In this classic, unparalleled work of angelology (one of only two lecture cycles he gave on the subject), Steiner leads the reader from sense experiences to the experience of the spiritual beings active in nature, in the elements and forces of the earth, and to the dynamic, cosmic working of the angelic hierarchies. He unfolds in an inspiring and magnificent vision the cosmic collaboration of the hierarchical beings in cosmic and human evolution, and shows how human beings, as angelic beings, participate in this process as the Tenth Hierarchy.

Here are ten lectures, given by Rudolf Steiner at Helsinki in April of 1912. The lecture series containing fourteen lectures that these came from is entitled, The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature, published in German as, Die Geistige Wesenheiten in den Himmelskoerpern und Naturreichen. Later editions of this book contain all fourteen lectures.

As to the Cover picture, it is entitled, Mundus Elementaris, and is at the Museum Hermeticum Reformatum et Amplificatum.

This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 136, GA 136.

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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
 Pressing Page  
 
Lecture I Helsinki 3rd April, 1912
Lecture II Helsinki 4th April, 1912
Lecture III Helsinki 5th April, 1912
Lecture IV Helsinki 6th April, 1912
Lecture V Helsinki 7th April, 1912
Lecture VI Helsinki 8th April, 1912
Lecture VII Helsinki 10th April, 1912
Lecture VIII Helsinki 11th April, 1912
Lecture IX Helsinki 13th April, 1912
10 Lecture X Helsinki 14th April, 1912




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