The reign of the Michael-Mysteries has held sway in humanity since the beginning of the contemporary Michael-epoch in 1879. In the center of these mysteries stands the true spiritual path to Christ on which Michael, as the current Time-spirit and cosmic countenance of Christ, would like to guide human beings.
The Michael-Mysteries moreover represent the key for the entire future development of earth evolution, with the aim that the earth may become a new Sun in our cosmos. For Michael was the Archangel of the Sun from the beginning.
In a special way his mysteries are connected with the karma of the anthroposophical movement. Anthroposophy was supersensibly prepared in the Sun-kingdom of Michael as a gift to humanity. This secret must be revealed today. Therein is contained the task of Anthroposophy. As its founder, Rudolf Steiner dedicated his entire life and work to this task. The culmination and at the same time testament of this spiritual teacher is the Michael-Meditation, also called the Michael-Imagination, with which Rudolf Steiner concluded his Last Address to anthroposophists the evening before Michaelmas 1924.
In this book, by way of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual research, a summation of the Michael-Mysteries is given in connection with the content of the Michael-Meditation, as well as the foundation of the eurythmic presentation according to the forms that Rudolf Steiner created while on his sick bed.
The Michael-Mystery, now available in English, was the penultimate book written by Sergei O. Prokofieff before his death in 2014.
From the contents page:
Rudolf Steiner and his relationship to Michael
The Nature of the Michael-Mystery
The Michael-Imagination as a Revelation of the Michael-Mystery
The Michael-Imagination in Eurythmy and its Esoteric Backgrounds
Epilogue: Michael and the Michaelites
Appendix: Excerpts from a few lectures by Rudolf Steiner for the theme of this book:
- Rudolf Steiner’s Encounter with Michael
- The Three Forms of Thinking. Paths for the Cognition of Higher Worlds
- Freedom and Intellectuality
- Michael and Rosicrucianism. Occult Foundations of Occult Science, an Outline
- Spiritual Warmth and Spiritual Light Essay: Michael’s Mission in the Cosmic Age of Human Freedom and an extract from the text of the Spiritual Foundation Stone Laying during the Christmas Conference
- Cosmic Address by Michael in his Sun-School
- Conclusion of The Last Address. Introduction to the Michael-Meditation
About the Author
Sergei O. Prokofieff (1954-2014) was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and painting at the Moscow School of Art. At an early age he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and quickly realized that his life would be dedicated to the Christian path of esoteric knowledge. He wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia, and it was published in English in 1994. After the fall of Communism, he helped establish the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. In 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. More than 30 of his books have been translated into English. Sergei Prokofieff passed away in Dornach, Switzerland.