The Mysteries: Rudolf Steiner’s Writings on Spiritual Initiation
Around this collection of extracts from Steiner’s books and lectures, the author examines the Mystery schools of the ancient world, and their relevance to Christianity and the world today.
Steiner wrote and spoke extensively on the Mystery-structure of the Christian experience. This collection includes Steiner’s account of the mystic patterns of the ancient world, the pre-Socratic and the Platonic philosophers, initiation Mysteries in Egypt and the Orient, and finally, his commentary on the apocalypse of St John.
About the Author
Andrew Welburn taught at the University of London, has been a Fellow of the Warburg Institute and taught at New College, Oxford, until 2005. He is author of several books on the Romantic tradition, and also of The Beginnings of Christianity, and Gnosis: The Mysteries and Christianity.