Study Guidebook for MysTech Beginners
Lectures by Rudolf Steiner: Selected and Arranged by Andrew Linnell
This book is intended to guide a student or a study group through an introduction to Mechanical Occultism. It contains numerous excerpts from lectures by Rudolf Steiner with leading questions to stimulate thought and group discussion. This study guidebook overviews Steiner’s picture of the next 4 to 6 thousand years and the spiritual beings involved in preparing this future such as our Ahrimanic double. A future mechanical occultism will use human vibrations and emanations. We will study how these might carry moral impulses into specially tuned machines. Other topics include the Tau, morality and love in humanity’s future. MysTech intends to cultivate the ground both in the human soul and in industry whereby a healthy Man-Machine relationship can be realized.
About the Author
Andrew Linnell is the other co-founder and CEO of MysTech. He’s been retired since 2013 after a 42-year career in the computer industry. He had been the CTO of OmegaBand in Austin, TX. and has worked at EMC, Compaq, DEC, Wang Labs, and IBM. He is also currently the president of the Boston branch of the Anthroposophical Society and a member of the School for Spiritual Science. He is the father of three and the author of two children’s books and two history books: The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo and the The Uncomfortable History of Christianity. He leads several MysTech study groups and has published four MysTech Study Guides to date.
Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.