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Riddle of the Human “I”

An Anthroposophical Study

July 2017
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Published
    7th July 2017
  • ISBN 9781906999971
  • Pages 70 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

“Anyone who embarks upon the study of anthroposophy will soon recognize that the mystery of the human ego lies at its very heart. This mystery is one of the central questions of anthroposophical Christology and at the same time forms one of the most difficult cognitive challenges presented by anthroposophy.” —Sergei O. Prokofieff

The question of the true nature of the human “I,” or individuality, is one of the key issues of our time, but it is also one of the most complex enigmas of existence. This book does not provide simple answers but does offer perspectives that deepen the theme, painting a picture of its manifold mysteries.

In three great panoramas, the author develops central aspects of the topic, beginning with the threefold nature of human individuality, followed by an illumination of the cosmic dimension of the “I,” and finally an encapsulation of the significance of the earthly ego. With his usual thoroughness and clarity, Prokofieff sheds light on one of the fundamental questions of our time.

Sergei O. Prokofieff

Sergei O. Prokofieff (1954-2014) was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and quickly realized that his life would be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in English in 1994. After the fall of Communism, he helped establish the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. More than 30 of his books have been translated into English. Sergei Prokofieff passed away in Dornach, Switzerland.