The Coronavirus Pandemic: Anthroposophical Perspectives
What lies at the root of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the worldwide pandemic it has caused, affecting the health and livelihoods of untold millions of people? What are the deeper, spiritual realities behind COVID-19 and the global turmoil it has left in its trail?
In an effort to answer these queries and many others she was asked at the start of the pandemic, Judith von Halle composed two letters in March 2020, based on her spiritual–scientific research. Published in this book with an additional essay, she addresses questions such as:
• What entities stand behind the virus?
• Why and how does it affect human beings?
• What measures can be taken for prevention and therapy?
• What does the crisis mean to individuals?
• What are the possibilities it offers for personal development?
The author suggests that, apart from the material havoc triggered by coronavirus, the spiritual causes behind it are extremely serious and—if the present pandemic is not to be the first in a series of many catastrophes—all human beings are called upon to respond in a radically transformative way.
In an additional article, von Halle tackles controversial issues related to government lockdowns and protest movements that have sprung up in opposition to them. How do these events point to urgent questions of individual freedom and, most important, how do they relate to the central event of our time—an event that, tragically, remains largely unknown?
Revealing unexpected perspectives to the COVID-19 pandemic, Judith von Halle asks urgent and difficult questions and offers shattering insights for humankind’s future development.
C O N T E N T S:
I. What Can Anthroposophical Spiritual Science Contribute to SARS–COV-2 and COVID-19 Research?
II. Questions and Answers Relating to Esoteric Support for Word in the Branch
III. The Great Diversionary Maneuver
Appendix: The Eight Soul Exercises by Rudolf Steiner
About the Author
Judith von Halle was born in Berlin in 1972. She attended school in Germany and the U.S. and studied architecture, graduating in 1998. She encountered Anthroposophy in 1997 and began working as a staff member at Rudolf Steiner House in Berlin, where she also lectured from 2001, while maintaining an architectural practice. In 2004, her life was transformed when she received the stigmata. Her first book was published in German in 2005, and she now works principally as a lecturer and author. She lives with her husband in Berlin.