Results 1 – 12 of 61 Meditation: Letters on the Guidance of the Inner Life Oct 15, by Friedrich Rittelmeyer and M. L. Mitchell. The Holy Year: Meditative Contemplations of Seasons and Festivals. Friedrich Rittelmeyer; Translated by Margaret Mitchell and Alan Stott; Edited by Neil. By Friedrich Rittelmeyer. A Southern Cross Review E-book. http:// 56 pages. Born of October 5, , in Germany, Dr. Friedrich.
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He admitted to Rittelmeyer under questioning that his present thoughts of Christ were present even in his early twenties, but he barely discussed them with anyone. Never once in Rudolf Steiner’s life, so far as I know, did it happen that a recognized scientist went to him saying: Rudolf Steiner was a sparkling diamond during his lifetime and the light which shone upon him has been reflected in the many brilliant hues of his work: Many people yet today, almost a century later, still hold that reincarnation and karma are not Christian.
Now I will tell you something. This page 33 footnote by Rittelmeyer is included in full as he speaks to overturn some vicious rumors spread that his health was compromised by Rudolf Steiner: Rittelmeyer was one of the founders of the Christian Community and yet he openly avers that reincarnation is not a dogma of his church. And, moreover, I had to bring things to a certain clarity in myself, to a point where I could give them form, before it was possible to talk about them.
What is the difference between the Anthroposophical Movement and the Christian Community? I speak words which they would wish to hear.
Rittelmeyer, Friedrich 1872-1938
He will wish that he may help the Christ where His task is heaviest and most menaced, where Christ Himself suffers and has to fight most bitterly. At first gripped by nationalist enthusiasm, he soon came to oppose the First World War and with 4 other Berlin theologians signed a proclamation of peace and understanding on the occasion of Reformation Day October At most they expected Rudolf Steiner to come forward on his own account and ask for investigation and recognition.
The truth is exactly the reverse. I inwardly acknowledge their being alive in the spirit world, and scarcely pay any attention to the dead corpse which they have cast off.
Rittelmeyer knew influential and powerful thinkers and he frankly admits that none rose to the level of Rudolf Steiner. What people say to him gets all stored firedrich inside him and that makes him ill. Thus adorned, the body sank into the coffin.
Here is a remarkable revelation of how the spirits of the deceased influence decisions made in this world, often putting words in their mouths without the speakers noting it.
After a funeral at which Rittelmeyer did the services, he noticed Rudolf Steiner in attendance and walked with him back to his carriage. And so one word came to one, another to another, each according to his particular preparation. With Rudolf Steiner there was simply no question of trance.
In the Christ figure, we find an Aryan head and Semitic features around the mouth. But what blindness they had in comparison with Rudolf Steiner when one had just talked with him! The way in which he combined the pressing need of the cause with respect for personal freedom always called forth my unqualified admiration.
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There was little doubt in my mind that Steiner could never be a Steinerian, but even that minor doubt was dispelled when I read the following passage. It is an obligation of gratitude to Rudolf Steiner to state this publicly in order to contradict frieedrich of another kind.
Views Read Edit View history. It was as if Aristotle and Aquinas had merged into one man and come to illuminate humankind with the knowledge it requires to begin its progression upward into the spiritual world again.
Aus meinem Leben by Friedrich Rittelmeyer Book 10 editions published between and in German and Rittelmeher and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Apparently there was a frisdrich interest in things Eastern during the s as well. Perhaps they should read how Rittelmeyrr himself described the difference between his spiritual science and the church formed by students of that science:. It was a difference as between the uncanny flashing of rockets by night and the bright sunlight of day.
Steiner had given most of his great lectures, I was performing the burial service according to the ritual of the Christian Community, a drop of the sprinkled water fell in the center of the forehead and shone there through the whole service like a sparkling diamond.
Anthroposophy is the one science in which everyone has a fully-equipped lab at the ready: That led him to a question that any serious student of Steiner’s work and life would have liked to ask him:.
John we have the words of Christ as they were reflected in a particular individuality, whereas. He chanced to ask Steiner a couple of pertinent questions rittelmeyer funerals:.
Any organization attracts people who are joiners and not leaders. Rittelmeyer, Friedrich Overview.