By Rudolf Steiner
The key circulate used to be a excellant sequence of essays on Rosicrucianism and Alchemy, and likewise the esoteric historical past of mankind.
To the nominal reader, it can be overwhelming, yet to these drawn to profundus, the deep instead of the superficial or materialistic wont, and having a few adventure with the options of Alchemy and Rosicrucianism, the booklet has caliber whether its no longer taken through religion by myself, and that i don't think whatever taken on religion on my own displays a lot at the reader who seeks veritas or truth.
It is a chain of essays through Stiener, who's a German pupil within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and invested nice attempt within the proposal of spiritualism[though lower than many nomen], or the concept that, topic being a receptive obvious caliber that's based upon a extra lively crucial part and is transcendent or quite transcends the superficial, apparenent sensually.
Stiener writes as a student, and thinks as a pupil, and one of many topics, as there are lots of is that, round the overdue components of the thirteenth century, mankind embraced materialism, the separation of technology and faith and the devaluing of crucial pondering, which had ramifications inwardly, or created a threshold of expertise which constrained overall percipience yet fomented the maturation of the power of cause inside guy, hence it used to be neccessitated.
In that scheme, Rosicrucianism and ALchemy have been fomented actively, deliberately, to develope a modality of integrating love into wisdom or wisdom to the go respectively, or fairly balancing the apathetic tendancies of natural cause with its stability compassion.
It additionally considers Rosicrucion method as Steiner observed it, investigated Geothe and a few of the preliminary files of Rosicrucianism and its symbology.
A stable ebook, i don't really do it carrier it's due, as it has been a month on account that i ended it.
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On one he wrote 'Ladder', on the second 'Rope', on the third 'Wings'. These he put in a hat, and each man must draw, and whatever he got, that was to be his. Those who got the ropes imagined themselves to have the best of it, but I chanced to get a ladder, which afflicted me greatly, for it was twelve feet long, and pretty weighty, and I was forced to carry it, whereas the others could handsomely coil their ropes about them. And as for the wings, the old man joined them so closely onto the third group, as if they had grown upon them.
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Next to this, a small striking-watch, and by that was a little crystal pipe or syphon-fountain, out of which perpetually ran a clear blood-red liquor. And last of all there was a skull, or death's head; in this was a white serpent, who was of such a length that though she wound about the rest of it in a circle, her tail still remained in one of the eyeholes until her head again entered the other; so she never stirred from her skull, unless it happened that Cupid twitched a little at her, for then she slipped in so suddenly that we all could not choose but marvel at it.