and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz (CW 130)
23 lectures, various cities, 1911 to 1912 (CW 130)
In addition to the external manifestations of Christianity we know from history, there is another hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes called “esoteric Christianity,” or “Rosicrucian Christianity.” Showing an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner brings this once secret, spiritual movement into the light. He does not rely on historical tradition or teachings but, instead, presents wisdom and understanding directly from the metaphysical sources of esoteric Christianity.
In these dynamic lectures, Steiner describes the influence of Christ’s power throughout history, the function and effects of karma, the role of the Buddha and bodhisattvas, and the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira, and other key historical individuals.
This edition—indispensable for all serious students of esotericism—contains all twenty-three lectures and addresses from the original German collection. It features previously scattered classics such as “The Etherization of the Blood,” “Faith, Love, Hope,” and “Cosmic Ego and Human Ego.”
This volume is a translation from German of Das esoterische Christentum und die geistige Führung des Menschen (vol. 130 in the Complete Works).
C O N T E N T S:
Foreword by Marie Steiner
The Christ and Historical Development (2 lectures)
Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas (1 lecture)
Rosicrucian Christianity (2 lectures)
The Etherization of the Blood (1 lecture)
Jesu ben Pandira and the Christ Impulse (2 lectures)
The Christ Impulse as Living Reality (2 lectures)
Faith, Love, Hope: The Third Revelation to Mankind (2 lectures)
Cosmic Ego and Human Ego (1 lecture)
The Dawn of Occultism in the Modern Age (2 lectures)
The True Attitude to Karma (1 lecture)
Intimate Workings of Karma (1 lecture)
The Death of a God and Its Fruits in Humanity (1 lecture)
Address Given at the Opening of the Christian Rosenkreutz Group
The Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
The Significance of the Year 1250
The Seven Principles of the Macrocosm...
The Starry Heaven Above Me, The Moral Law Within Me
Index of Names