Rudolf Steiner often emphasized the importance of meditation practice for the self-development of students of Anthroposophy. In his writings and lectures, he offered various instructions for approaches to meditation and for strengthening qualities needed to unfold our latent spiritual capacities.
In this accessible book, Massimo Scaligero, a lifelong student of Rudolf Steiner and Spiritual Science, systematically illumines Steiner's practices, building on the foundation of our human constitution and explaining how and why these practices work. Such efforts take place in the world and with the people around us and restore us to our true condition: "Initiation is the restoration of the spirit's original state, despite its human incarnation."
This text by Massimo Scaligero should be read and thought deeply, but also acted upon. It will be an aid to all those who wish to take the path of initiation through Spiritual Science.
C O N T E N T S:
The Esoteric Structure of the Human Being
The Formative Power of the Concept
The Spiritual Practice of Feeling
After The Meditation
The Power of Imagination
The Exercise of the Rose Cross
The Power of Distraction
The Exercise of Memory
The Solar Opus
The Higher “I”
The Power of the Cross
The Force of Eros
Fraternity and Sociality
The Path of Initiation
The Function of Suffering
The Joy of Existing
Rules of Initiation
MASSIMO SCALIGERO (1906 –1980) was born Antonio Sgabelloni in Veroli (Frosinone), Italy. He was a spiritual master who drank deeply from both Western and Eastern traditions. By direct experience, he was equally at home with Western philosophy and psychology, Western esotericism (Rosicrucianism, Templarism, and Anthroposophy), and Eastern meditative practices (Zen and Tibetan Buddhism). He wrote numerous books, including (translated into English) The Light (La Luce): An Introduction to Creative Imagination (2001); The Secrets of Space and Time (2013); A Treatise on Living Thinking: A Path beyond Western Philosophy, beyond Yoga, beyond Zen (2014); A Practical Manual of Meditation (2015); and The Logic against Humanity: The Myth of Science and the Path of Thinking (2017); as well as several works.
Eric Bisbocci has traveled to more than eighty countries in his life, experiencing their cultures and spiritual manifestations. As well as having studied Anthroposophy for more than thirty-five years, he received an advanced degree in Romance Languages with a focus on Italian literature. He has translated several books by the Italian anthroposophist, Massimo Scaligero. His first book is on the esoteric nature of Dante’s Divine Comedy and its relationship to Anthroposophy and reflects his lifelong passion for Dantean thought.