Community Life Inner Development Sexuality and the Spiritual Teacher

Life. Inner. Development. Sexuality. and. the. Spiritual. Teacher. This collection of lectures contains Steiner's strongest statements on the issues of human relationships in a spiritual community such as the Anthroposophical Society.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 088010354X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

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This collection of lectures contains Steiner's strongest statements on the issues of human relationships within a spiritual community. Occasioned by a scandal involving people influenced by psychoanalysis, these lectures are Steiner's comprehensive assessment of Freud's work and psychoanalysis as a whole. Steiner shows, our physical life, including human sexuality, has spiritual roots; and that looking to sexuality for the explanation of human behavior is therefore looking in the wrong direction. He also makes clear that becoming part of a spiritual community, such as the Anthroposophical Society, entails special responsibilities and a new way of being.

First Steps in Inner Development

The absence of these two preconditions renders the path of inner development simply unattainable . Isolation , or spiritual solitude , is very difficult to achieve because life tends to distract us and disperse our attention — in other ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880104643

Category: Self-Help

Page: 94

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Rudolf Steiner is perhaps best known for his influence and wisdom in the fields of education, agriculture, medicine, science, and art. It is often forgotten that it was as a spiritual teacher that he made these contributions. Unfortunately, while his immediate students had the advantage of Steiner as a personal guide to their inner lives, later readers have had only his written works to guide them. Steiner, however, did give a few lectures on inner development--especially on beginning a path of practice. This book now collects these lectures--some of which have never been in English--for the first time. It also contains a number of the basic meditations and exercises shared by Steiner with his students. Here readers will find descriptions of various practical exercises, including exercises for the moral qualities that students must develop, and for the various qualities of consciousness that inner development requires. This book is not only for beginners. Wherever you are on the path, this book will be your companion. CONTENTS: Introduction by Christopher Bamford 1. The Inner Life 2. The Path 3. First Steps 4. Ways to Inner Development (extracts) Six Essential Exercises The Three Ways The Christian Way 5. How Does the Soul Find Its True Being? Bibliography

Living Inner Development

This book offers direct insight into how the inner exercises and meditations work and their intended results on various levels.

Author: Lisa Romero

Publisher: Steiner Books

ISBN: 1621481522


Page: 162

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The future of such spiritual esoteric movements as ours will depend more and more upon the realization that the spiritual development of humankind is a necessity. Rudolf Steiner Even before we are called to the stages of higher development, we can prepare ourselves by understanding the way and the truth of the unfolding schooling we shall take. Recognizing the power and place of the inner exercises and meditations means we work with them in a way that they bear the fruits of genuine transformation. Lisa Romero We live in a time when many are striving to develop inner faculties because they recognize the need for true spiritual development. This book offers direct insight into how the inner exercises and meditations work and their intended results on various levels. It also discusses the well-trodden path of inner development, helping us understand the experiences we encounter as we move as individual through the several stages of consciousness. Working with this book supports clarity for those who are striving to make headway on the path and are experiencing encounters in the inner realms. It also helps us understand the efforts and experiences of others on their journey. "

Books for Inner Development

A probing and insightful look into the life and philosophy of this great modern thinker , who made it his task to reinterpret the profound and eternal concepts of Christianity in the light of science and man's continuous evolution .

Author: Cris Popenoe


ISBN: MINN:31951001019283G

Category: Best books

Page: 383

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Social Ecology in Holistic Leadership

1 According to this picture, you as a human being can proceed your inner personal and spiritual development during your whole life time. Through your whole life, you are on a personal path of inner development with the purpose of ...

Author: Erik Lemcke

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800438422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Many managers and consultants have academic backgrounds in business administration and are trained in contemporary management methods that focus on decision making and economic efficiency. The question is: Are these academic methods the best to further the development of society as well as organizations?

Land Ownership and Land Use Development

In cities like Mainz (capital of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate) the increase of living space is smaller than the ... The priority of inner development is important to minimize the development of new settlement areas.

Author: Erwin Hepperle

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728138033


Page: 370

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Across Europe, land is constantly the subject of enormous and widely varied pressures. The land we have is shrinking in area due to numerous reasons, including those that are directly related to climate change and migration. In fact all disciplines that have responsibilities for the husbandry use, management, and administration of the land are forced to address the problems of how to plan and how to utilise this increasingly valuable resource. The papers contained within this book emerge from two symposia held in 2014 and 2015, which now have been arranged along four general themes reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the disciplines concerned with land. The first part is dedicated to the interpretation of key terms in their context and the dissimilar conceptual approaches in the governance of different states. It is followed by papers that identify the process of decision-taking: how to organize and co-operate. One large section addresses the identification of land pattern changes and the reason for it. The papers in the final cluster deal with the general theme of strategies and measures used to steer future evolution in land policies. The publication addresses various needs that have to be balanced: the tasks of living space in the face of societal and demographic changes, infrastructure supply, challenges of an increasingly urbanised region, food production, ‘green energy’, natural hazards, habitats and cultural landscapes protection.

Designing Sustainability

This intermediate stage – representing a reflective, active life – is traditionally regarded as better than the ... life, where the active life is largely (but can never be entirely) eschewed, and one is dedicated to inner growth.

Author: Stuart Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317753209

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on the arguments first advanced in his widely acclaimed books Sustainable by Design and The Spirit of Design, Stuart Walker explains how we can achieve the systemic changes needed to address the challenges of sustainability. Challenging common assumptions about the nature of our contemporary material culture and its relationship to human flourishing, the author introduces approaches to design that draw inspiration from nature, summon the human imagination and create outcomes which are environmentally responsible and socially just, as well as meaningful and enriching at a personal level. Offering a unique and original contribution to this vital debate, Designing Sustainability is destined to become essential reading for students on courses in design and sustainability and for design practitioners looking for a deeper, more meaningful basis for their work.

Love and the Soul

In the present world, those who seekinner development usually separate this from the work of daily life. When inner development is separated from the world, it is always in danger of turning into spiritual or soul greed.

Author: Robert Sardello

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583944219

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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With economies in peril, war in the Middle East, genocides, global warming, and a host of other grim phenomena, the world has never seemed so besieged. The solution, says Robert Sardello, lies with the individual. In this timely, thoughtful book, he explains how the soul can engage with the outer world to produce radical change. Because we think of the world as a vast mechanism and behave as mechanical objects in it, the results are devastation and dysfunction. The key is to learn to identify with the plight of the Earth by developing a true sense of individual imagination and conscious awareness of inner purpose and beauty in conjunction with the soul of the world. Sardello shows how to achieve this awareness and bring what is inside out into the world, inspiring balance and stability. Using the Grail legend and the myth of Sophia—known as the Soul of the World—as well as writings by Jung, James Hillman, and Rudolf Steiner, Love and the Soul helps readers imagine a revitalized Earth by exploring the significance of grieving, the transformative power of radical receptivity, the creative power of dreaming, and a new basis for community.

Creating Values in Life

Let us understand that wealth, health, profession, family, society, love, inner development and being spiritual all have a definite role in shaping life and creating satisfaction. Look to not one but many aspects of life in its entirety ...

Author: Ashok Gulla

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452000875

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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Unfortunately, very few people these days talk about real values in life. What we stand for in life, and are we living up to these values are worth pondering. Are our aspirations in tune with the real purpose of life? It is the values that remind us often what to aspire in life. Most people value life and its achievements from the perspective of wealth and richness, but do not recognize trust, honesty, and contentment as forward looking attributes that help in overall satisfaction. Giving importance to external growth leaving behind inner development often leads to unbalance in life devoid of overall satisfaction. Much of the troubles in this world are that true values of life have narrowed down, skewed, ignored and misunderstood. This book deliberates different aspects of life in terms of personal, moral, spiritual, family and social values and how these can enrich life and fill its purpose. A wide range of topics include How to live an easier life; Thoughts on simplifying life; Virtues of Integrity; Mistakes we generally make; Control on impulsive mind; Being Successful in life; Benefits from silence; Communication with inner self; Creating love for others; How to think positive; How moral values get reinforced; Belief in natural justice; What is spirituality; Understanding self; How to find God; What does death mean to us; Good family values; Being part of whole universe; Universal brotherhood; Towards developing good values. Attempt has been made to describe large issues that are outcome of misdirected value system, and how best a person can move ahead in life by focusing on core values. The idea of writing this book is to facilitate readers to pause and think about what they aspire, and are these aspirations in tandem with broad purpose in life.

Living gracefulness

On a lower level of the personal, inner development, a reign of reward and punishment lives there. Such a human is not yet free, but yet rises through the development of the inner self. That which is not corrected throughout a human ...

Author: Dina-Perla Portnaar

Publisher: Dina-Perla Business


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


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Anyone who wants to become acquainted with the basic principles of the Kabbalah and with their own wishes in an accessible manner has come to the right place. After all, every individual has the perfect picture of the perfect situation, which is not imposed by anyone or anything and which serves as a guide. This personal idea is called the life path formulation. People want to maintain happiness and well-being and of course prefer to increase both. As an effective guide in which the basic principles are explained, Living gracefulness supports the life path, without any overloading. Based on the Kabbalah, the philosophical system of the epistempiriology has arisen. In the epistempiriology, the inner human who is independent of the doing of others, is addressed; the inner human who is able to get the best out of life. Lastly, the denomination epistempiriology consists of two scientific areas, namely epistemology – of the Greek word episteme – knowledge – and empiriology – of the Greek word empiria. Both are intertwined and theory and practice are inseparable.

Conscious Living Conscious Aging

These are stages of inner development that, in today's world, may or may not coincide with the roles we play in the outer world. The inner and outer dynamics of each life stage must be recognized and supported for the person to flourish ...

Author: Ron Pevny

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476729633

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house, retirees (or soon to be) are looking to create a passionate, active, fulfilled, and engaging later life. That’s where Ron Pevny comes in. His inspiring guide helps you do what he calls “conscious aging”—or making a reality the life of growth, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration you’ve always imagined for yourself. In addition to wisdom for navigating loss and grief, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development. Today’s seniors are reshaping what retirement is all about. It is a whole new opportunity to engage with family, community, and the world with vigor. Don’t just grow older—age consciously.

Long run Growth Social Institutions and Living Standards

This forces attention to the noneconomic aspect of personality development, which is not grasped by analyzing market forces, but rather as a result of inner development and social interaction. 3) Lifestyles. The notion of 'lifestyle' ...

Author: Neri Salvadori

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781007761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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This engaging book contains a set of original contributions to the much-debated issues of long-run economic growth in relation to institutional and social progress. It explores the mutual relationships between living standards, social habits, education an

Living Myth

Personal Meaning as a Way of Life D. Stephenson Bond. content through which his unfolding inner development expresses itself is secondary. In the autumn it will be football and soccer. But the form is constant—movement, coordination, ...

Author: D. Stephenson Bond

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842038

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Living Myth explores the dilemma of how to live life creatively at a time when the dominant myths of our culture are losing their power to give meaning to our lives. Using C. G. Jung's idea of discovering a "personal myth," D. Stephenson Bond reflects on the psychology of mythic imagination, as a force in both culture and individual life. He argues that meaning is experienced subjectively through the stirring of imagination and fantasy in the individual, which touches the larger impersonal, archetypal patterns. The book offers hopeful insights into the possibilities of cultural renewal and individual meaning through the restoration of the imagination.

Living Magic

Everyday life is the field in which karma is resolved and worked through, and in which an essential part of inner development must take place. In everyday life, important basic characteristics and abilities (such as intelligence, ...

Author: Don Webb

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738767482

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Living Magic is a profound exploration of real magical practice from four esteemed members of the famous Bonn Workshop for Experimental Magic. This book is an invaluable source of practical knowledge for contemporary occultists and magical practitioners. This book features 24 essays exploring topics like Hermeticism, Da'ath magic, states of consciousness, magic and science, political dimensions, magical healing, folk magic, and astrology. The renowned occultist Frater U∴ D∴ explores the split between high and low magic. Harry Eilenstein discusses using magic for the clearest expression of your soul. Josef Knecht shares insights on breaking through the web of collective reality. Axel Büdenbender shares his most unforgettable rituals. These reflections, theories, stories, and tips taken together comprise a must-have modern grimoire for all students of the occult.

Living on Purpose

In the Hindu tradition, the first third of life is dedicated to education; the second third, to marriage, family, and career; and the final third of life to inner development and spiritual exploration. This traditional cycle may not ...

Author: Dan Millman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577311591

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Each one of Dan Millman's best-selling books presents new keys to the "peaceful warrior's way of living." Each offers a different aspect of Dan's philosophy - relevant, user-friendly, real-world guidance for everyday life. For the first time, in Living on Purpose, Dan answers some of the toughest questions we face. Organized into twenty-four key principles to answer some of life's toughest questions, Living on Purpose refines and expands on the teaching of his other books with fresh insight. Each of the principles, in turn, features further questions and answers more specific, related challenges. Building a bridge between idealism and realism, Dan applies timeless principles to pressing questions from all over the world — questions on metaphysics, destiny versus free will, control and surrender, goal making, and setting life priorities, as well as common everyday challenges, such as child rearing, divorce, drugs, money and work, sexuality, and simplifying your life. In Living on Purpose, Dan Millman combines the wisdom of Solomon with the commonsense touch of Dear Abby, taking on real-world questions with the insight and knowledge that have drawn millions of readers to his books.

Power of Creative and Worthwhile Living

What are some significant values to live by? To value God the Creator of all life is very important. To believe in God's divine plan is significant for inner development. To believe in life and to serve the Creator are worthwhile values ...

Author: Cecelia Frances Page

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595428151

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

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Power of Creative and Worthwhile Living is a focus on creative ingenuity, virtuous and fulfilling living. The authors describe creative accomplishments, types and effects of creativity. Faith, hope, charity, kindness, compassion, honesty, courage, patience, endurance, forgiveness, love, will and wisdom are virtues that develop character. A worthwhile life is established by developing positive goals, creating a positive self image, developing significant virtues and establishing meaningful activities. Maintain inner peace and balance. Seek happiness and fulfillment. Recognize higher consciousness to attain ultimate fulfillment.

Journey of the Great Circle

Daily Contemplations for Cultivating Inner Freedom<br> and Living Your Life as a Master of Freedom Oman Ken ... of an awakening life” - and is the personal story of our conscious inner development and expansion of our awareness.

Author: Oman Ken

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982268381

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

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Journey of The Great Circle is a collection of 365 contemplative narratives designed as a daily transformative practice for the purpose of personal transformation. The annual collection of narratives is divided into four volumes, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn each beginning on either the solstice or equinox. Each of the 365 narratives has a specific spiritual theme to help you gain a more expansive understanding of what really matters - and points you to how to live a life with peace of mind and inner freedom. The various themes of the narratives involve insights from spirituality, quantum physics, the evolutionary perspective, the study of visionary archetypes, healing, and transformative practice. Journey of The Great Circle can be thought of as “a spiritual map of an awakening life”. A life of inner freedom is when one consciously realizes the perfection that’s always unfolding within - and within all of life. Living with this awareness allows the natural states of peace, happiness, joy and harmony to effortlessly arise. It is a life of one who has devotedly learned to love others and all of life unconditionally - and who has gained the joyful awareness of serving the wellbeing of others. In these writings, one who attains this level of mastery is referred to as a Master of Freedom. We are all natural-born storytellers with a mandate from Life to generate the most fulfilling and creative story of life we can imagine. Every day is a new opportunity to make our life story a little more glorious, a little more fulfilling, a little more creative. We are the authors of this story in every moment of our lives based on the intentions we choose, either consciously or unconsciously. For most people, in order to have the most glorious, fulfilling, creative, and peaceful life requires some form of spiritual practice necessitating conscious attention each day. Journey of The Great Circle utilizes a transformative system of daily practices that can help you: 1) Experience a life of peace, happiness, joy, harmony, and fulfilling creative expression. 2) Prepare for the day's activities and surprises that await you so you can meet each situation from the “sanctuary” of heart wisdom, gratitude, and centeredness. 3) Connect to the inner guidance of the heart so you may live you life with ease and grace. 4) Learn to love every expression of life unconditionally. 5) Maintain a conscious alignment with a Greater Power. A Greater Power has been called myriad names, including but not limited to, the Source of Life, the Infinite Presence of Love, God, the Great Spirit, and the Infinite Intelligence of the Universe. When Journey of The Great Circle is used on a daily basis it will help cultivate inner freedom and assist you in fulfilling your sacred destiny of an awakened life as a Master of Freedom.

The Philosophy of Religion on the Basis of Its History

... but rather shows the existence of a new inner living impulse . Snell expresses himself in a similar strain : " Exclusive study of the external conditions of life is as incapable of comprehending anything of the development of nature ...

Author: Otto Pfleiderer


ISBN: UOM:39015047653442

Category: Cults


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The Philosophy of Religion

... but rather shows the existence of a new inner living impulse . Snello expresses himself in a similar strain : “ Exclusive study of the external conditions of life is as incapable of comprehending anything of the development of ...

Author: Otto Pfleiderer


ISBN: UCAL:$B107546

Category: Religion


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Education that is Christian

She reacted strongly against the mere cultural transmission4 of Bible content, divorced from life. ... LeBar objected by arguing that Jesus' teaching methods promoted inner growth, not merely change in outer behavior.

Author: Lois E. Lebar

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1564767493

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Essential reading for anyone involved in Christian education, this classic bestseller outlines a strategic vision for education that is designed to produce Christ-like people.