Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the true nature of the second coming of Christ is His appearance to human beings in the etheric world, not His return in a physical body. The experience of Paul at Damascus will be repeated for more people. Humanity is challenged not to sleep through this event. Other related themes covered here are the etherization of the blood and the three realms of the dead.
The lectures appearing in this volume were selected from the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works in German. For complete bibliographic information, please refer to the back of the book.
These lectures are mostly from the lecture series entitled, The Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World, published in German as, Das Ereignis der Christus-Erscheinung in der Aetherischen Welt. Multiple translators were involved in the translation of the lectures in this edition. Cover design by Peter van Oort.
|I.||The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World||January 25, 1910|
|II.||Spiritual Science as Preparation for a New Etheric Vision||January 27, 1910|
|III.||Buddhism and Pauline Christianity||February 27, 1910|
|IV:||Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon||March 05, 1910|
|V:||The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric||March 06, 1910|
|V.||The Sermon on the Mount||March 15, 1910|
|VI.||The Return of Christ||April 18, 1910|
|VII.||The Etheric Vision of the Future||May 10, 1910|
|IX:||The Etherization of the Blood||October 01, 1911|
|X:||Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 1||November 18, 1917|
|X.||Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 2||November 19, 1917|
|XI.||Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 3||November 25, 1917|
|XII.||The Three Realms of the Dead: Life Between Death and a New Birth||November 29, 1917|
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