Are you beginning to learn about Steiner’s philosophy and not know where to start? You’re not alone. To find out more about Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner’s ideas, check out these books to learn more.
THE FIVE BASIC BOOKS by Rudolf Steiner
Start with the Five Basic Books by Rudolf Steiner. Here you will gain access to the ideas that came to grow the foundation along with excellent writings of anthroposophical courses. These volumes were carefully written to serve as the foundation of Anthroposophy.
THEOSOPHY – Introduction to the Supersensible knowledge of the world and the destination of man
The book begins with a meaningful description of the body, soul, and spirit. It is a discussion of karma and reincarnation that follows. The book discusses the seven regions of the soul world with the land of spirits, and the soul’s journey after death.
PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM
The book offers Steiner’s most important work in philosophy that deals with epistemology – the study of man and the world along with the issues of freedom. The first part of the book focuses on the thinking activity to discuss the actual nature of knowledge and foundation. Steiner shows that fallacy of contemporary ideas of thinking and points out that the limitation of knowledge is a self-caused limit to acknowledging the truth.
The second part of the book discusses the freedom of will rather than political freedom. Steiner points out the activity of thinking that causes the possibility of human actions.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS AND ITS ATTAINMENT
The third part of Steiner’s fundamental work discusses the exercises and disciplines in detail a student must search for in order to keep a wakeful experience of supersensible reality. The described path is one that will not interfere with the ability to lead a normal outer life.
CHRISTIANITY AND OCCULT MYSTERIES OF ANTIQUITY
The fourth part discusses the esoteric Christianity that explores the ancient mythological wisdom of Greece of Egypt. The work explains the sense that underwent a massive transformation into a historical event of the mystery of Golgotha.
THE OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE
This part thoroughly discusses the term “occult” in science. You will learn about the supersensible nature that man follows including the discussions of sleep, dreams, death, the life between death and rebirth, karma, and reincarnation. The chapter describes the evolution from the perspective of initiation science. The book also describes the training a student must follow in order to initiate. The final chapters discuss the future development and detailed observations that regard to supersensible realities.
HOW TO KNOW HIGHER WORLDS: A MODERN PATH OF INITIATION by Rudolf Steiner
This classic book discusses the Western esoteric road of initiation. Rudolf Steiner guides students through the cultivation of reverence with inner tranquility to the development of spiritual life. This book discusses the three stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. The moral development of human beings is also described along with practical exercises.
RUDOLF STEINER: HERALD OF A NEW EPOCH by Stewart C. Easton
Dr. Easton’s interest in the ideas of Rudolf Steiner started in 1954 when he came into content with the work and philosophy of Steiner. He has seen been involved with anthroposophical activities and has brought the facts and details of Steiner’s life together. The result of the book brings an epic portrait of a unique person that created Anthroposophy.
MAN AND WORLD IN THE LIGHT OF ANTHROPOSOPHY by Stewart C. Easton
Writer Stewart C. Easton created a new and revised edition to the survey of Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy. The book offers a comprehensive volume of more than 500 pages that is complete with index.it is a thorough guide to the thoughts and works of Steiner. You will find interesting topics in the book, including the history and evolution of human consciousness, individual spiritual development, human freedom and more.
RUDOLF STEINER AND INITIATION by Paul Eugen Schiller
Paul Eugen Schiller is a research scientist and lifelong student of Anthroposophy. His book was translated from German as Schiller offers a systematic discussion of his writings and lectures on the path of knowledge and freedom. The topics discussed the fundamental moods, development of six attributes, meditation, sense-free thinking, willing, and the body’s free life of the soul.
Check out these books to help you find out more about the ideas and fundamentals of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy.