Am I to Experience the Christ Impulse in My Soul?"
question is often a burden in men's hearts. ...
— in a truly lively way such as is appropriate for this
age — to take into yourselves
the spiritual thoughts of the cosmic powers; try to take them
up not merely as a teaching, or a theory, but so that they move
your souls to their very depths and warm them, illuminate them,
permeate them, so that you carry the thoughts living within
you! Try to feel them so intensely that they seem to enter your
soul by way of your body and change the body itself. Try to
strip away from them all abstractions, all theory. Try to
realize that they are true nourishment for the soul; they are
not just thoughts, they are spiritual life coming from the
into the most intimate inner union with these truths and you
will observe three things. ...
is the goal toward which mankind strives through the new
wisdom, in the new spirit: to find in the spirit itself the
power to overcome egotism and the falseness of life, to
overcome self- seeking through love, the sham of life through
truth, illness through health-giving thoughts that put us into
immediate accord with the harmonies of the universe, because
they flow from the harmonies of the universe."
— Rudolf Steiner
the last two decades of the nineteenth century the
Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) became a respected and
well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar,
particularly known for his work on Goethe's scientific
writings. After the turn of the century he began to develop his
earlier philosophical principles into an approach to methodical
research of psychological and spiritual phenomena.
multi-faceted genius has led to innovative and holistic
approaches in medicine, science, education (Waldorf schools),
special education, philosophy, religion, economics, agriculture
(Bio-Dynamic method), architecture, drama, the new art of
eurythmy, and other fields. In 1924 he founded the General
Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout