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Pastoral Medicine

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.

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Pastoral Medicine

Pastoral Medicine: Notes

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  1. Cesare Lombroso (1836–1909), Italian anthropologist. Wrote Genius and Insanity (1864) and The Criminal: Anthropological, Medical and Legal Aspects (1876).
  2. Rudolf Steiner, An Outline of Esoteric Science (Hudson, N.Y.: Anthroposophic Press, 1985).
  3. Pythians: priestesses of Apollo who delivered the oracles at Delphi.
  4. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), Carmelite nun. Reformed the Carmelite Order in association with John of the Cross. Canonized by the Catholic Church.
  5. Mechthild von Magdeburg (1210–1286?). Cistercian nun. Her chief work was The Flowing Light of the Godhead.
  6. Kali Yuga, “the Dark Age,” reckoned from 3101 B.C. to A.D. 1899 in Steiner's esoteric chronology.
  7. Ferdinand Raimund (1790–1836). Viennese dramatist. Wrote Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind (“King of the Alps and the Misanthrope,” 1828).
  8. Wilhelm Preyer (1811–1897). Professor of Physiology. Wrote Hypotheses Concerning the Origin of Life in Scientific Facts and Problems (1880).
  9. Rudolf Steiner, Autobiography (Hudson, N.Y.: Anthroposophic Press, 1999).
  10. Johannes Müller (1801–1858). Berlin physiologist.
  11. Paracelsus (1493–1541). Swiss physician and alchemist.
  12. The sickest entity ...” This refers to a European expression, “the sick man of Europe,” applied to the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century.
  13. Hans Driesch (1867–1941). Scientist and philosopher.
  14. Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman, Extending Practical Medicine (London: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1996).
  15. Rudolf Steiner, Speech and Drama (Hudson, N.Y.: Anthroposophic Press, 1986).

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