Man or Matter

An Introduction to a Spiritual Understanding of Nature on the Basis of Goethe's Method of Training Observation and Thought

By Ernst Lehrs

Edited by Nick Thomas , Peter Bortoft

Format: Paperback

This book contains the systematic results of the authors work with the methods of Goethe and Steiner (whom he knew personally). In this unique study, Lehrs addresses himself to anyonewith or without a specialized scientific trainingconcerned with developing the human power of cognition in the present time.

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Rudolf Steiner Press

Rudolf Steiner Press is an independent publishing company and registered charity. Their editorial brief is to publish books that further spiritual science, or anthroposophy, as founded by the Austrian thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Their titles are for general readers, with the main focus being on the books and published lectures of Rudolf Steiner. In addition they publish introductory books as well as more specialist research.

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In this third, enlarged edition of Lehrs' classic study, the reader is led, step by step, to a spiritual-scientific method of investigation. The author demonstrates how one can transcend the boundaries of the physical-material world, to the metaphysical origins of nature and the human being. This is a pioneering new method of training both the mind and eye, as well as other human senses, leading to a transformation from our modern 'onlooking' consciousness to a new kind of 'participative' consciousness. The beginnings of this method were formulated by Goethe (1749-1832) more than 200 years ago, but his contemporaries offered little in the way of fertile ground for his ideas. It was Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) who recognized the significance of 'Goetheanism' for the future development not only of science, but of human culture in general, and who developed Goethe's work in modern times. Man or Matter contains the systematic results of the author's work using the methods of Goethe and Steiner (the latter whom he knew personally).

With this unique study, he addresses himself to anyone - with or without a specialized scientific training - who is concerned with developing the human power of cognition in the present time. This revised edition was edited by Nick Thomas and Peter Bortoft.

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Rudolf Steiner Press
Publication Date 14 Nov 2013
ISBN 9781855843899
Number of Pages 560

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