Human Encounters and Karma
This marvelous book begins to unfold a path of community—an interhuman spiritual path—and shows how we can begin to regain the sacred in our everyday lives through an awareness of past and future karma—our full humanity—in our relationships with those around us. Beginning with the moment before the encounter, the author shows how, from that moment on, we can enter a process that parallels the Mass: annunciation, sacrifice, transubstantiation, and communion.
Drawing on Rudolf Steiner’s many insights, Floride shows us this social ritual as a profoundly spiritual path, one perhaps closer to us than any other. The second half of the book deals with this process of by encountering a poet through his work. Taking Victor Hugo as his example, Floride shows how profound such a meeting can be.
About the Author
Athys Floride was born in 1920 in French Guyana. After serving as a fighter pilot in North Africa during World War II, he studied philosophy and taught in French schools and colleges. He has been an anthroposophist for many years and helped start the Waldorf movement in France. He also founded a center for curative, or special, education.