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How Do I Find the Christ?

(CW 182)

July 2006
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    1st July 2006
  • ISBN 9781855841932
  • Language English
  • Pages 64 pp.

1 lecture, Zürich, October 16, 1918 (CW 182)

“Once one has passed through powerlessness and re-finds oneself, one also finds Christ. Before we can gain access to the Christ Impulse we must plumb the depths of our own feelings of insignificance, and this can only happen when we view our strengths and capacities without any pride.” —Rudolf Steiner

How does one find the Christ today? Steiner emphasizes the importance of working toward knowing one's Self ("I"-being), the significance of experiencing powerlessness, and the eventual resurrection from powerlessness.

In this important lecture, Steiner also discusses the ancient Academy of Gondishapur, the significance of the year 666, the mission of Islam, and the crucial consequences of the Ecumenical Council of 869.

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.