The Spiritual Human Being (CW 79)
8 lectures, Oslo, November 25 – December 2, 1921 (CW 79)
The lectures in this book remain valid today for a world situation ever more desperate and in need of change based on spiritual–scientific knowledge. The need for developing “consciousness of the self as the spiritual essence of the free, individualistic, single-personality human being” is one of Steiner's unique contributions to the evolving history of humankind. This book marks a real milestone on that path.
Self-consciousness is a translation from German of Die Wirklichkeit der höhren Welten (GA 79).
C O N T E N T S:Introduction by Bernard J. Garber
The Realities of Higher Worlds
Paths Leading to a Knowledge of Higher Worlds
The Foundations of Spiritual Science
Man in the Light of Spiritual Science
World-development in the Light of Spiritual Science
Jesus or Christ
The Necessity for a Renewal of Culture
The Relationship of Man with the cosmos
The Soul Life of Man in Relation to Higher Worlds
the Development of Christian Life in Europe: The Mission of the Scandinavian Peoples