Introduction This first American edition of Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates marks another chapter in the eventful history of a remarkable book. According to a. Édouard Schuré and The Great Initiates. This first American edition of Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates marks another chapter in the eventful history of a. 9 Oct Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates: Theosophy, Text, Context, and Influence on the Visual Arts. Massimo Introvigne (UPS, Torino, Italy).

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Oct 10, Howard Krosnick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Science need not change its method, but it must broaden its scope; Chrisianity need not change its tradition, but it must understand its origins, its spirit and its significance.

Édouard Schuré

Book ratings by Goodreads. Those great prophets, schurw powerful figures whom we call Rama, Krishna, Hermes, Moses, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato and Jesus, appeared before me in a homogeneous group. It reflects the lives and deeds of human beings of extraordinary stature: In May, Rudolf Steiner again visited Paris for a brief series of lectures.

This excitement of discovery which breathes through The Great Initiates may well explain its continuing popularity after over a century. Such an impression I had experienced only twice before in my life, and then much less strongly, with Richard Wagner and with Margherita Albana Mignaty. He also influenced Russian composer Sergei Gdeat.

The Great Initiates: A Study of the Secret History of Religions

However, I was rather indifferent when Rudolf Steiner came to meet me. For, as Carlyle wrote, “Fantasy, being the organ of the Godlike, man thereby — though based, to all seeming, on the small Thee, — does nevertheless extend down into the infinite deeps of the Invisible, of which Invisible, indeed, his Life is properly the bodying. Home Contact Gret Help Free delivery worldwide.


Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Francesco Napolitano. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond Ajahn Brahm. The first of these experiences occurred shortly after the death of his mother, when he and his father visited a resort in Alsace. A Study of the Secret History of Religions 4. Putnam’s Sons,ed. Moral, Believing Animals Christian Smith. Insight Dialogue Gregory Kramer. His accounts are at odds with the physical structure of the pyramid as revealed by contemporary archaeology and, speaking from personal experience as one who has visited the Great Pyramid and walked inside, I find very little in his account that is plausible.

In France, he published his first work Histoire du Lied —a history of the German folk song, which earned him some recognition in the country of initiate family. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A Grief Observed C. Fotis Bobolas rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Every Step an Arrival Eugene Peterson. Something of the spirit of the great mystics, Meister Eckhart and Johannes Tauler, whose lives were connected with this place, touched the soul of the boy, and he felt the transforming peace of the Friends of God of Strasbourg.

These deeds can be recognized evouard the spiritual history of mankind, and this book traces the path from these deeds to the souls of the Illuminated themselves And no one understood that better than Rudolf Steiner.

Valerio Sinigaglia rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Feb 14, Bruce rated it it was ok. He wrote on the Greek dramas, the Druids.

Vince Hydro rated it it was amazing Mar 04, He believed the Brahmans had to protect their pure Aryan blood from admixtures with the blood of the other – inferior – races of India after the ‘invasion’ of India by the Aryans. Wandering in Darkness Eleonore Stump. In familiar greeat he told us what took place in those unfamiliar regions Jones Nja rated it it was amazing May 19, The Moral Landscape Sam Harris. Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami.

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The municipal library, standing in the heart of Florence, behind the Museum, on the banks of the Arno, not far from the Palazzio Vecchio which proudly erects its rhe campanile, sentinel-like, above the elegant city — all this was a favorable setting for my meditations. What is the Bible? His penetration into the spiritual world involved a constant inner struggle, and the entire task of writing the book required ten years of strenuous work.

John, and went back suddenly to Plato and Aristotle. One afternoon he was sitting in a corner tne the lofty gallery of the cathedral, gazing in deep absorption at the light streaming through a great rose window.

As he wrote, “Science is concerned only with the physical and material world; ethical philosophy has lost the leadership of the minds of men; religion. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Letters of interest and appreciation poured in from all parts of the world, coming to me from five continents.

Through his friendship with Rudolf Steiner, for the first time in his life he found himself in the physical presence of a man whose spiritual stature and initiatss were akin to those figures he had described in his book.

I can hardly express what inner satisfaction I felt when Steiner made this clear to me, and further, what encouragement I received to continue the work I had been doing. Elenfuin rated it really liked it Apr 14,