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A Cosmic Perspective

Edward Reaugh Smith

296 pp.  
6" x 9"



Published:  January 2016



Published:  January 2016


With this major work, Edward Reaugh Smith concludes his singular series on the Bible and Anthroposophy. Understanding the Book of Revelation presents the ultimate challenge to those who wish to penetrate its deepest meaning—a spiritual mountain whose summit has remained beyond reach to most people. Paradoxically, in spite of its name, Revelation is the most veiled and mysterious book in the Bible.

A century ago, Rudolf Steiner opened a route to that summit. This book is the first extensive application of that priceless resource to the full text of Revelation. The substance of what Steiner tells us about John’s Revelation derives from the individuality who had that Apocalyptic Vision—he was a seer and visionary, and his account is esoteric and open only to such a seer. Smith presents Steiner as a seer who, for the first time since John wrote his Revelation, has penetrated the obscuring veil of this text.

The scope of John’s vision and Steiner’s exposition covers the vast stretch of our human journey. Our ongoing involvement in that journey is not optional. We are each in it from beginning to end. This book is for those who would awake to it.

  1. The Christian Mystery
  2. The Grand Scheme
  3. One like a Son of Man
  4. From Timelessness to Time to Timelessness
  5. Basic Structure of Revelation
  6. The Churches
  7. Interlude for Evolutionary Panorama and Reflection
  8. The Sixth Evolutionary Epoch and the Opening of the Seven Seals
  9. The Blowing of the Seven Trumpets
  10. The “Great Portent” of the Woman that Appeared in Heaven
  11. The Two Beasts
  12. Separating the Sheep from the Goats
  13. Our Solar Companions
  14. The Holy City, New Jerusalem
  15. The Three Rainbows
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Scriptures Cited
  • General Index

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  • The Apocalypse of St. John : Lectures on the Book of Revelation (CW 104)
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  • David's Question : What Is Man? (Psalm 8:4) — Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy, and the Holy Scriptures: An Anthroposophical Commentary on the Bible
  • The Soul's Long Journey : How the Bible Reveals Reincarnation
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    Anthroposophy: Christianity ; Esoteric: Religion and Religion: Esoteric Christianity