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Before Birth and beyond Death

“We could all benefit positively if we direct our thoughts to all of humankind and consider that birth and death are only portals. We must recognize that the greater part of humankind exists beyond these portals and that we are one with them.” —Karl König Karl König, following Rudolf Steiner's teachings, saw human beings as eternal, understanding that our time in earthly bodies is only one part ...
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 - Release: 09/20/2021

What Happens after We Die

Throughout life, we wonder: Is there life after this life? What would such a life be like? Do we enter a paradise? Do we encounter our deceased friends and loved ones? Our Western culture tries to avoid thoughts of aging and death, and the most simplistic explanations are often enough. But perhaps a detailed view of our life after this life can help us prepare for what is to come. Arie Boogert, ...
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 - Release: 12/25/2020

What Happens before We Are Born

How is the condition of our mind affected by death? What realm do we enter when we die? In this book Arie Boogert extends much of what he expressed in his earlier work, What Happens after We Die. He maps out many facets of Rudolf Steiner's insights into the life that follows death, focusing especially on the period leading to a new birth. The author describes the experiences of the deceased, ...
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 - Release: 12/25/2020

The Imaginative Life Tableau

Many will be familiar with the notion that people, at the point of death, see their life “flash” before them. Rudolf Steiner describes how—when the spiritual bodies separate from the physical body—the etheric body one who is dying is revealed, giving a panoramic overview of one’s earthly life. This etheric body contains everything we have experienced in our consciousness and held in memory. The ...
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 - Release: 09/01/2020

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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 - 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