The Five Basic Books
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SUPERSENSIBLE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD AND THE DESTINATION OF MAN by Rudolf Steiner.
book begins with a beautiful description of the primordial
trichotomy: body, soul, and spirit. A discussion of reincarnation and
karma follows. The third and longest chapter of the work (74
pages) presents, in a vast panorama, the seven regions of the soul
world, the seven regions of the land of spirits, and the soul's
journey after death through these worlds. A brief discussion of the
path to higher knowledge is found in the fifth chapter.
Paper, $6.95 #155; Cloth, $10.95 #154
OF THE HIGHER WORLDS AND ITS ATTAINMENT by Rudolf Steiner.
Steiner's fundamental work on the path to higher knowledge explains in detail
the exercises and disciplines a student must pursue in order to attain a
wakeful experience of super-sensible realities. The path described here is
a safe one which will not interfere with the student's ability to lead a
normal outer life.
Paper, $3.95 #80
CHRISTIANITY AND OCCULT MYSTERIES OF ANTIQUITY by
introduction to esoteric Christianity which explores the
ancient mythological wisdom of Egypt and Greece. The work shows
how this wisdom underwent a tremendous transformation into a
historical event in the mystery of Golgotha.
Paper, $7.95 #33
OF FREEDOM by Rudolf Steiner.
Steiner's most important philosophical work
deals both with epistemology, the study of how man knows himself and
the world, and with the issue of human freedom. In the first half of
the book Steiner focuses on the activity of thinking In order to
demonstrate the true nature of knowledge. There he shows the fallacy
of the contemporary idea of thinking, pointing out that the
prevailing belief in the limits to knowledge is a self-imposed limit
that contradicts its own claim to truth. The possibility for freedom
is taken up in the second half of the book. The issue is not
political freedom, but something more subtle; freedom of the will.
There are those who maintain that man's thoughts and actions are Just
as determined as a chemical reaction or a honey bee's behavior.
Steiner points again to the activity of thinking, from which arises
the possibility of free human action.
Paper, $5.50 #116
OCCULT SCIENCE, AN OUTLINE by Rudolf Steiner.
This work of nearly 400 pages begins with
a thorough discussion and definition of the term “occult”
science. A description of the super-sensible nature of man follows,
along with a discussion of dreams, sleep, death, life between
death and rebirth, and reincarnation. In the fourth chapter evolution
is described from the perspective of initiation science. The fifth
chapter characterizes the training a student must undertake to become
an initiate. The sixth and seventh chapters consider the future
evolution of the world and more detailed observations regarding
Paper, $6.95 #113; Cloth, $10.95 #112
Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy
MAN AND WORLD IN THE LIGHT OF ANTHROPOSOPHY by Stewart C. Easton.
A new and
revised edition of Dr. Easton's survey of Rudolf Steiner's
Anthroposophy. This comprehensive volume of over 500 pages complete
with index is an excellent guide to Steiner's thought and works.
Chapter titles include: “History and the Evolution of Human
Consciousness,” “Individual Spiritual Development and
Human Freedom” and “Man and His Life on Earth and in the
Spiritual Worlds; Reincarnation and Karma.”
Cloth, $21.00 #353
RUDOLF STEINER: HERALD OF A NEW EPOCH by Stewart C. Easton.
Easton's interest in Rudolf Steiner dates
from 1934, when he first came into contact with Steiner's work, and
he has been involved in anthroposophical activities in one way or
another ever since. A historian by profession, Dr. Easton brings
together in this book innumerable facts and details of
Steiner's life that have been previously unavailable to English
readers. The result is an outstanding portrait of a unique
personality that will satisfy a long-felt need.
Paper, $10.95 #427
Other Books on the Esoteric Path
of Spiritual Development
STEINER AND INITIATION by Paul Eugen Schiller.
author is a research scientist and a lifelong
student of Steiner's works. In this book, translated from the German
by Henry Barnes, Schiller presents a systematic discussion of
Steiner's writings and lectures on the path of knowledge. Among the
topics discussed are: “Fundamental Moods,”
“Development of the Six Attributes,” “Sense Free
Thinking, Feeling, and Willing,” “Meditation,”
“Body Free Life of the Soul,” “The
Rosicrucian Path of Initiation,” and “The Level of
Paper, $5.95 #418
CALENDAR OF THE SOUL by Rudolf Steiner.
Steiner's famous collection of 52 verses, one for each week of the
year. By following the verses through the year the soul gains a
deeper insight and penetration into nature and the course of the
seasons. The translation was made by Ruth and Hans
Cloth, $7.95 #28
THE STAGES OF HIGHER KNOWLEDGE by Rudolf Steiner.
In these four essays Steiner describes the
experience of the three higher stages of consciousness: imagination,
inspiration, and intuition which are experienced by the
student, as he progresses on the path to knowledge, and by the
initiate. The six exercises for the heart center are characterized as
a means of protecting oneself from the “danger of mischief from
hurtful forces” which would arise if one practiced meditation
without the exercises.
Paper, $4.50 #146
THE INNER DEVELOPMENT OF MAN by Rudolf Steiner.
This is a one lecture introduction
to the nature of esoteric training or path of knowledge.
Booklet, $.95 #72
PRACTICAL TRAINING IN THOUGHT by Rudolf Steiner.
1909). This most popular pamphlet
has been translated into many languages and published in innumerable
editions. It is known throughout the world for its clear and concise
directions for improving memory, thinking habits and powers of
Booklet, $1.50 #120
WALDORF or STEINER SCHOOL movement Is one of the largest private
school systems in the world. There are numerous Steiner schools in
the United States with programs from kindergarten through high
school. The Anthroposophic Press offers the following titles on this
important approach to education:
THE RECOVERY OF MAN IN CHILDHOOD by A.C. Harwood.
the best introduction to Waldorf Education
available. The work shows how the Waldorf approach to education is
harmonized with the developmental phases of the child. Chapter
titles include: “Threefold Relation of Body and Mind,”
“The Map of Childhood,” “The First Seven
Years,” “The Small Child at Home and at School,”
“The Temperaments,” Adolescence,” and “The High
School.” The work is highly recommended to the parents of
prospective students and anyone wishing a clear understanding of the
Waldorf School Approach.
Paper, $7.95 #411
THE WALDORF SCHOOL APPROACH TO HISTORY by Werner Glas, Ph.D.
Important work is addressed to parents, teachers, and the general
reader Interested in education. It is based on ideas which have been
put to the test in the classrooms of the rapidly expanding
Waldorf School movement. Chapter titles include: “The
History of Civilization,” “In the Quest of the
Images From Plutarch to Bryant,” and “Seventh Grade and
the Calyx of Modern Consciousness.”
a careful account of one aspect of the teaching that goes on in these
Rudolf Steiner schools ...” (Commonweal)
Paper, $6.95 #482
AS AN ART edited by Ekkehard Piening and Nick Lyons.
important collection of essays on different
aspects of Rudolf Steiner education written by prominent American
Steiner School teachers. The essays cover such topics as the meaning
of discipline, fairy tales in the first grade, the teaching of Norse
Myths, an arithmetic play for second grade, the teaching of history,
and the future of knowledge. Many fine photos.
Paper, $7.95 #275