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As the title suggests, this is an opus of initiation to the worldview of late great Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf school and an all-around academic DIY man of sorts. The more he tries to explain and rationalise his vision of 20th century "scientific occultism", the more other-worldly and fantastic his concepts of the universe and its origins end up being. The flow of the text is fluent yet predictable, and while there are some pleasant nods to Goethe and eastern philosophies, the descri ...more
Coquille Fleur
The second book we read in teacher training. Cosmic, evolution of the world. Our world has been created, destroyed, held in suspension, then recreated several times. Steiner starts with the Saturnian man, following evolution throught Atlantean, Lemurian, etc. epochs. The pralayas are the in between times. Fascinating. When I saw the Matrix, it reminded me of this book. Powerful, but dense. You have to be serious to read this one, but it's one of my faves. I <3 Steiner.
Though I'll have to re-read this multiple times, it served as an intro to my interest in the occult. This book covers everything from Theosophy to Atlantis to the Pleiadians. Rudolf Steiner coined the term 'Supersensible Science', and gave license to define scientific methods purely by intuition. His musings have become a foundation for my entry into and understanding of the metaphysical.
An absolute essential book for everyone interested in anthroposophy, spirituality and self-growth. Things depicted in this book should be taught in schools and I'm sure they will one day. But these times are still far away.
I haven't actually finished this book. Things started to fly over my head so I decided to put it down for a time, but it was refreshing to be so challenged in the subject of reading comprhension. I will finish it, someday.
Valenfore Alestreneon
Written by the first true Initiate after the age of Science. Don't agree with his description of the planet's evolution etc., but there's a lot of real Wisdom in this one. Advanced Students will be pleasantly surprised.
Apr 18, 2009 Dave rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whoever needs more info. to figure it all out
Shelves: why-am-i-here
ok, this was one of the coolest of Steiner! Don't let the title fool ya! Mainstream think of "occult" as being satanic. Give up the outdated, ignorant notions!
Erik Angle
Read thru 16%, realized this book isn't what I was expecting, nor was it something I was willing to give anymore time to.
C.r. Comacchio
Steiner is fascinating [he was the founder of Waldorf Schools] but his prose is very dense.
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