Great Barrington, Massachusetts: SteinerBooks, Anthroposophic Press, 2007.
First Thus. Paperback. 9 1/4" X 6". xvii, 162pp. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps, with light edgewear and sticker remnants to rear at barcode. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Binding is firm and sound. From rear: "The lectures that loosely follow this introduction go into the vast field of the dead and the spiritual worlds and the many ways that these influence and become involved in human and earthly life. Steiner shows how the living and the dead (along with the whole spiritual world) are intimately interrelated. History itself is the result of this interweaving activity, whose influences “flow right into our daily lives.” Realizing “this feeling of being together with the dead” is essential for human development. The reader’s understanding of the influence of those who have died on human destiny deepens with each lecture, as Steiner shows how this reality becomes existential a matter of personal decision through the Archangel Michael’s great action in 1979, when he assumed responsibility for the guidance of humankind. Thus, together with Michael and the whole spiritual world, those who have died call upon us to change our consciousness." A nice copy of this 179th volume in The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner. Good. Item #4924