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Egyptian Myths and Mysteries

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Rudolf Steiner emphasizes the astonishing and special relationship between our own time and that of ancient Egypt how, in the natural rhythm of the ages, the so-called third post-Atlantian (Egyptian) epoch is mirrored by the fifth (present) epoch. In this sense, today it is especially relevant to look at ancient Egypt with fresh eyes. The evolution of Western civilization ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 1971 by Steiner Books (first published 1971)
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Jonathan Widell
Feb 04, 2015 Jonathan Widell rated it really liked it
Weird stuff that goes on about the Atlantis and the Egyptians and in the end comes down to a eulogy of Christianity. The point is that before the Greco-Roman culture people were attuned to their "group-soul" which kept them in contact with their ancestors and also bestowed on them the gift of clairvoyance. Christ could not have come to lift man back to the level of the group-soul before the emergence of personality in the Greco-Roman culture.
George Mills
May 23, 2013 George Mills rated it really liked it
Do not read this if your goal is to understand or simply read about Ancient Egyptian Myths. These are lectures delivered by Steiner in order to demonstrate how Ancient Egypt fits into his system of Anthroposophy - an offshoot of the Theosophy of Blavatzky et al. Your view of this book will depend entirely on your understanding of Steiner's philosophy and your beliefs as to its value.
Orgon Solo
Jul 11, 2016 Orgon Solo rated it did not like it
Extreme hogwash book. He totally misunderstand planet formation, and spews. There are some good segments about etheric beings creating lungs to form man though.
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Mar 15, 2015 Chris Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Work

My first Steiner read, I found it to be enlightening, uplifting, and full of divine truths. Blessings to all readers, whether they like the work or not.
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Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist.

"Steiner led this movement through several phases. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and t
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“Today certain definite ideas are developing out of the Egyptian ideas. What is called Darwinism today did not arise because of external reasons. We are the same souls who, in Egypt, received the pictures of the animal forms of man's forebears. The old views have awakened again, but man has descended more deeply into the material world.” 7 likes
“He remembers that it was said to him, "Our ancestors were animal forms." But he does not remember that these forms were gods. This is the psychological basis for the emergence of Darwinism.” 6 likes
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