The Lord’s Prayer: The Living Word of God
“The contents of this volume have arisen from my own spiritual experience and do not represent any kind of hypothesis or speculation, except where I expressly say that I am unable to make any definitive statement about a particular event or set of circumstances…”
After she received the stigmata in 2004, Judith von Halle began to experience, very vividly, events that occurred during the time of Christ. These continuing experiences are not visionary or clairvoyant but actual participation in those events, involving all human senses. To complement this method of witnessing Christ’s life, von Halle brings a spiritual scientific method of observation, a form of research based on consciously crossing the spiritual threshold by the human “I.” Combining the results in this study, she describes the Lord’s Prayer, the archetypal prayer of humanity, and Christ’s presentation of it to those closest to him, as well as the context in which he gave it.
Judith von Halle considers the historical circumstances at the time of Christ, the preparations he made for passing the prayer on to others, the prayer’s meaning to the disciples, and how the Lord’s Prayer acts as a mediator between worlds. Moreover, she reflects on the doxology of the Lord’s Prayer and its relationship to the Sephiroth Tree.
This slim volume will be of value to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the Lord’s Prayer and its meaning for the world.
C O N T E N T S:
The Lord’s Prayer
Historical Circumstances at the Time of Christ
Preparation for Receiving the Prayer
The Gateway to the World of Spirit Was Opened
The Spoken Word of God
The Prayer as Mediator between Worlds
The Word as Living Reality
The Words of the Doxology in the Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer and the Sephiroth Tree
Emergence of the Trinity
The Path of Knowledge through the Trunk of the Sephiroth Tree
The Lord’s Pray Grows as Human Being Evolve
Personal Concluding Remarks
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.
Matthew Barton is a translator, editor, teacher, and poet, and taught kindergarten for many years at the Bristol Waldorf School. His first collection of poems was Learning To Row (1999). He has won numerous prizes for his work, including an Arts Council Writer’s Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship.