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The Aims of Anthroposophy and the Purpose of the Goetheanum

11 lectures in various cities, April 9, 1923 – May 26, 1924 (CW 84) In his final lectures to the general public, Rudolf Steiner speaks with great clarity and purpose about the inner and outer need for the anthroposophical impulse in modern times. Following the fire that destroyed the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland, Steiner had focused his efforts on rebuilding and ...
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Archetypal Imagination

"When the early Greek philosophers inquired into the nature of things, the world, and their own experience, they asked: “What are the archai?” What is the ultimate nature of things? They were not asking for the final explanation, they went beyond explanation to logos, to myth. They searched not only for the ultimate physical particle but also for a poetic cosmology, where flux and strife could ...
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The Future Art of Cinema

From Joseph Vogelsang and his mysterious peep-box to Hollywood blockbusters and Netflix, R.A. Savoldelli’s survey of cinema and film is based on practical experience (he was once the enfant terribleof Swiss cinema) and years of contemplation and study. He examines the difference between film as the “hypnotic monster” mentioned by the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, and the art of film to ...
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American Heralds of the Spirit

The Founding Fathers are well known in the history of the United States for building the economic and political foundations of America. But who founded cultural and spiritual America? For John Fentress Gardner, it was not until the following generation that the revolutionary principles of American cultural and spiritual life were laid down by Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo ...
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Homage to Pythagoras

Form · Number · Geometry · Architecture · Light · Color · Music · Poetry “All such disciplines, theories, and scientific investigations as truly invigorate the eye of the soul, and purify the intellect from blindness introduced by studies of a different kind, so as to enable it to perceive the true principles and causes of the universe, were unfolded by Pythagoras to the Greeks.” — Iamblichus, ...
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Word Made Flesh

Building on the metahistorical exploration of drama that was the subject of Tongues of Flame, Dawn Langman explores the practical pathways through which the art of acting can evolve beyond the “Body and soul” paradigm still broadly accepted in contemporary culture. Through the integration of Rudolf Steiner’s research in the arts of speech and eurythmy, and together with Michael Chekhov’s acting ...
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The Unknown Pursuit

Three women arrive in Girona, in northeast Spain, to attend a New Age workshop based on the mysteries of that ancient city. They have never met before. What do they have in common? They discover that they are all grandmothers who know little about psychic or spiritual worlds.  What do they want? To keep a good face on things—“things” being quite a lot of difficult issues.... What do they ...
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The Mystery of Musical Creativity

“Beckh ventures into provinces that I have not had the opportunity of investigating myself...” (Rudolf Steiner) Lost for decades, the manuscript of Hermann Beckh’s final lectures on the subject of music present fundamentally new insights into its cosmic origins. Beckh characterizes the qualities of musical development, examines select musical works (that represent for him the peak of human ...
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Eurythmy as Visible Singing

8 lectures, Dornach, Feb. 19–27 1924 (CW 278) “The study of music is the study of the human being. The two are inseparable, and eurythmy is the art that brings this most clearly to expression. In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner guides us along a path toward an understanding of the human form as music comes to rest—the movements of eurythmy bringing this music back to life.” —Dorothea ...
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Eurythmy as Visible Speech

15 lectures, Dornach, August 4, 1922 – July, 12, 1924 (CW 279)  “Only someone who creatively unfolds a sense for art from an inner calling, an inner enthusiasm, can work as an artist in eurythmy. To manifest those possibilities of form and movement inherent in the human organization, the soul must inwardly be completely occupied with art. This all-embracing character of eurythmy was the ...
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Sing Me the Creation

Thoroughly updated edition of a favorite workbook “The most unusual guidebook for creative writing in the world...this book has wings.” —Robert Sardello, PhD (from his foreword) This second edition of Sing Me the Creation has been thoroughly updated hroughout, with a new first chapter and a useful index for reference. Sing Me the Creation is an inspirational workbook of creative writing ...
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Tongues of Flame

Building on her fundamental texts The Art of Actingand The Art of Speech, Dawn Langman shows how the great dramas of Western heritage illuminate the evolution of human consciousness—from the past and into the future—providing a context in which actors can evolve their art consciously. Having laid her foundation by exploring the Eleusis Mysteries, the seed point of Western drama, she moves to the ...
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Beauty Memory Unity

Ancient architects and artists had a way of striking resonant chords in those who viewed of their work. However, this skill seems to have disappeared. Beauty Memory Unity points toward a possibility of regaining a new sense of unity in the visual arts through a combination of theoretical ideas and practical methods, of narrative description and visual exercises. Proportion—the use of number and ...
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The Shipwreck Sea

In the words of poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909), Sappho was “simply nothing less—as she is certainly nothing more—than the greatest poet who ever was at all.” Born more than 2,600 years ago on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho, the namesake lesbian, wrote amorously of men and women alike, exhibiting both masculine and feminine tendencies in her poetry and life. What’s left of her ...
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Art, Aesthetics and Colour

In this innovative anthology, Angela Lord presents a unique series of commentaries on art, aesthetics, and color by three of Western culture’s greatest intellects. Her comparative study of works by Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Rudolf Steiner illustrates how each of these towering thinkers employed an individual and groundbreaking approach. Yet, remarkably, there are common threads that weave ...
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