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An Outline of Esoteric Science: (Cw 13)

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Outline of the processes of cosmic evolution, including detailed exercises for attaining higher conscious states.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published 1910 by Steiner Books
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May 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Waldorf interested parents, alternative minded religion seekers
One of the key books in the study of anthroposophy. Translated from the original German, this is a tough book to read. Part of the problem I beleive is that Steiner was writing at a very high level (a genius he was) but also the translated version that I read was an older translation and not frankly well done. I would be interested in a newer version... well, someday.
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Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting views on our planet and planetary bodies of our galaxy, with a deeply woven creation story. I enjoyed reading this, however, I would love to see a breakdown of his references for a deeper support of his concepts.
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I do not even want to rate this book. My views on Steiner are so complex and so likely to be misunderstood that I would rather not reduce them to soundbites.

I simply want to say I have read this book and that whilst Steiner served to free me from Eastern Theosophy and the New Age scene I found at Findhorn, Valentin Tomberg, in turn, provided me with a very different hermeneutic with which to engage Steiner.

I hope the above l
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Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book wasn't exactly my style. I prefer reading fiction, but even when I read non-fiction, I don't typically read things like this. It was a book outside my comfort zone, but I read it because my dad gave it to me. Now that I'm done with that disclaimer ...

There are a lot of interesting ideas in this book, but I never fully got on board. I thought a lot of the book made assumptions without a lot of evidence and simply said one needs supersensible knowledge to understand. Perhaps it's because
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Abstract but good for what it is
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