Synopses & Reviews
This book, one of Rudolf Steiner's most popular lecture courses, presents an extraordinary panorama of spiritual knowledge centering on the human being as a microcosm containing all the laws and secrets of the world.
Steiner speaks about our inner relationship to three ancient and sacred representatives of the animal kingdom -- eagle, lion, and bull -- and to the forces of the cosmos that form them. He deepens these themes by approaching the plant and animal worlds in the context of planetary and cosmic evolution. Then he introduces us to the elemental nature spirits -- the metaphysical beings who work with plants and animals, giving a unique and intimate description of them and describing the cooperation they offer to humankind. Finally, the human being -- the "harmony of the Creative Word" -- is placed at the heart of this spiritual celebration of life.
An overview of man's spiritual relationship to nature.