Life & Death

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Approaching Death

Just as no two people are alike, each death is individual and unique. This special book does not promote methodologies or theories but offers insights, information, and contemplations on the end of life. It supports the companions of those on their dying journey, whether volunteer caretakers, medical professionals, clerics, or loved ones.  Renée Zeylmans taught courses on accompanying dying and ...
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 - Release: 01/06/2020

Zodiac

Ever since ancient times, people have had knowledge of the zodiac’s intimate involvement in the creation of physical life. People have always understood that the twelve realms of fixed-star constellations in the sky emanate specific forces that are brought to life in movements by the planets. These spiritual energies create and form all living beings on Earth, including, of course, human beings. ...
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 - Release: 01/06/2020

Growing Old

When are we actually “old”?What really happens as we age?How can we cope with old age in the best way?   Growing old is an art, and aging in the best way requires spiritual understanding. In this enlightening anthology (compiled by a director of elder care homes), comprehensive cosmological perspectives alternate with detailed observations of aging. Rudolf Steiner views aging in the context of ...
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9781855845626 Paperback
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 - Release: 07/22/2019

The False Door between Life and Death

When a school community loses a child, parent, or teacher, the experience can be devastating to the whole community. Few things in life can prepare anyone for such a tragedy. Teachers and parents often struggle with how to speak with the children and may have important questions, such as: What is the best way to work with grief? What happens after death? How can we stay connected? Working ...
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 - Release: 04/22/2019

The Threshold of the Spiritual World

Written in 1913 (CW 17) The Threshold of the Spiritual World contains sixteen brief chapters in which Rudolf Steiner provides aphoristic thoughts on trusting one’s thinking, cognition of the spiritual world, karma and reincarnation, the astral body and luciferic beings, how to recognize suprasensory consciousness, the true nature of love, and much more. This book represents some of Rudolf ...
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 - Release: 02/01/2019

Concerning the Astral World and Devachan

Notes from 19 lectures and 4 private lessons, Berlin, 1903–1904 (CW 88) In Berlin, just past the turn of the twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner, then a relatively unknown writer, educator, and editor, first began his spiritual teaching activity under the auspices of the Theosophical Society. The gatherings at this time were small, often being held in private homes, and therefore, in terms of size ...
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 - Release: 09/01/2018

Seek the Light that Rises in the West

Fear, doubt, insecurity, illness, loneliness, death . . . these are difficulties in every human life, from which we cannot escape and for which one’s worldview, science, or social life no longer seems to bring comfort.For the Westerner, thinking is a big problem. With the development of science, there is a continuously growing body of factual knowledge, while for science faith is left behind, as ...
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 - Release: 05/16/2018

The Near-Death Experience

This book is about the riddle of life asked from the perspective of near-death experiences. It begins with knowledge that recent developments in science afford us, leading to the question of the role direct experience can play in answering our questions about the nature of the human soul and spirit in relation to the cosmos. Much has been written about the phenomenon of near-death experiences, ...
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 - Release: 05/07/2018

Reincarnation

Reincarnation—by which human beings return to live on earth—is a concept most often associated with Eastern philosophies rather than Christianity. In this fascinating book, Friedrich Rittelmeyer explores reincarnation from a Christian point of view, arguing that it has a place in modern Christian thought. Reincarnation can sometimes be exploited to justify daydreams or imaginary past glories, or ...
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 - Release: 03/15/2018

Karmic Relationships 4

11 lectures, Dornach, Switzerland, September 5–24, 1924; final address (CW 238) At the end of his life, Rudolf Steiner assumed a task that was his special destiny—to bring knowledge of reincarnation and karma to the West. To do this, he gave more than eighty lectures in 1924 in which he explicitly and concretely revealed the destinies of various individuals from one life to the next in order to ...
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 - Release: 09/15/2017

What Happens When We Die?

Is there truly life beyond death? What really happens when we die? Can the living stay connected with, or even help, their loved ones who have passed on? Answers to these questions have traditionally been sought for in Eastern religions but—perhaps surprisingly for some—they can also be found within the Christian tradition. In fact, such knowledge was prevalent in early Christianity, but was ...
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 - Release: 08/01/2017

No Shore Too Far

Written since the death of his wife in 2014, No Shore Too Far is a collection of poetry and meditations on the themes of death, bereavement, and hope. Taking in a broad view of the interconnectedness of all creation, this collection stems from personal experience and touches on the entirety of the human experience.
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 - Release: 06/15/2017

The Connection between the Living and the Dead

8 lectures in Germany and Switzerland, February 16 – December 3, 1916 (CW 168) The year is 1916. Europe is entering the third year of the most devastatingly brutal war yet known. The high hopes and idealistic expectations for the newly dawned twentieth century have been very quickly met with the murderous visage of modern warfare. (The death toll would eventually reach 35 million souls.) Such is ...
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 - Release: 05/01/2017

The Twilight Years

“Growing old is a constant battle.... One has the experience of being squeezed out of one’s bodily home, and one sets out to protect oneself against it, and holds on to what one can.... But when we make an effort to grow old in the right way, which means transforming what is earthly into what is spiritual, we are working at the transubstantiation of the earth.” What is it like to live to a ripe ...
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 - Release: 06/30/2016

Honeymoon of Mourning

This beautiful book is a moving collection of ninety poems that explore themes of death, separation, and bereavement.  When a beloved partner dies, a long-lasting bond comes to an end. The one left behind enters silence, and the daily exchange of words is no longer there. Former Waldorf teacher Maarten Ploeger has written an inner dialogue with his wife following her death—an intimate ...
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 - Release: 06/01/2016