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... Facing the human soul stands the whole world: dark unknown like the blue of the sky. But what is unknown comes. The human soul must feel this coming like the extinguishing of itself. Sensing this self-extinguishing is followed by the right to recreate oneself anew from the outer world that has been absorbed.
I am I.
Rudolf Steiner made it his task to teach nothing but he had not experienced himself, and always encouraged others to make individual spiritual/meditative research the basis of their spiritual lives. Therefore he gave many spiritual exercises to those pupils who asked for them. This was especially the case during the period of the Esoteric School (1904-1914), which closed when the outbreak of the War made a certain kind of esoteric work impossible. Steiner, however, continued to give individuals exercises and meditations in private conversations until 1924, when his health no longer allowed it. Usually he would write all instructions out by hand. A few were communicated verbally. Though every exercise originated in a particular context, he believed that since the same conditions apply to all those undertaking this path of schooling, the exercises should in principle be available into “the widest possible context.”
Beginning with general rules and conditions (so-called “supplementary exercises”), meditations for the days of the week, and morning and evening exercises, the present volume collects all the world and symbol meditation exercises Steiner gave. This includes nine groups of exercises based on Mabel Collins’ Light on the Path and a multitude of exercises with individually composed meditative verses. It then concludes with explanations and contextual commentary relating to the exercises, including notes on “The value of symbolic ideas on the path of spiritual schooling,” “The Rose Cross meditation,” “The verse ‘More radiant than the Sun,” “The backward review ruckshau,” “Contemplation of one’s own divine ideal,” and “Alcohol and diet.”
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