The Spiritual Guidance of Man
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The Spiritual Guidance of Man and Humanity
Rudolf Steiner Archive Document
Steiner describes the spiritual potentialities the human being brings
with him at birth and shows how in successive world epochs these
potentialities have brought to earth, through reincarnation, new
impulses and forces out of the cosmic spiritual world.
By Rudolf Steiner
Copyright © 1976
This book is a translation of the German original,
Die Geistige Führung des Menschen und der Menschheit,
Geistes wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse ueber die
(Vol. 15 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961).
Also known as Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
or Spiritual Guidance of Man and Humanity,
it consists of three sections. Each section
was originally a lecture (6, 7, and 8 June 1911) but was
subsequently reworked by Steiner and cast into the form of
an essay. These lectures, and those in
The Mission of the Folk-Souls,
are the only lectures reworked by Steiner for the public.
Some of the topics treated in this book are: the nature of
the brain, the development of speech, angelic beings, ancient
language, Zarathustra, Buddha, and Christ.
It is presented here with the kind permission of the
Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
This e.Text edition is provided with the cooperation of:
The Anthroposophic Press
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