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. The Great Initiates has ratings and 10 reviews. Édouard Schuré The Great Initiates encompasses long centuries of human existence and reflects our. RELIGION/OCCULT. “Édouard Schuré speaks about the ‘Great Illuminated,’ the Great Initiates, who have looked deeply into the background of things, and from.

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The Great Initiates: A Study of the Secret History of Religions by Édouard Schuré

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Among the people schhre many countries who flocked to Bayreuth for this great cultural event was the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. He also influenced Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. He wanted people to recognize the value of democracy in spiritual, philosophical, and religious ways.

His artistic creativity rests upon this faith, and this book has grown out of it. Only the certainty of the immortal soul can form a solid basis for earthly life, and only the concord of the great religions, brought about by a return to their common Source of inspiration, can secure the brotherhood of peoples and the future of mankind.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When he spoke about the appearances and happenings in the supersensible world, it was as if he was completely at home there.

The aim of the latter will be to seek from the principles and causes that lie behind all phenomena, edouard schure the great initiates to ascend from the visible to the invisible, from the material to the spiritual. According to a recent report, since its first publication in Paris in it has gone through new editions.

Jones Nja edouard schure the great initiates it it was amazing May 19, Every morning I went to the Uffizi library to consult the ancient authors who had dealt with the Mysteries of Eleusis to which, from earliest youth, I had been irresistibly attracted. Teffy rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Religion ultimately can reveal the greatest verities to the simplest hearts.

With edouard schure the great initiates object in view, the Science of the Spirit will strive to build up a synthesis of the sciences of physical observation by cultivating, through the discipline of initiation, the faculties of imagination, inspiration and intuition that are necessary for the perception of the soul and spiritual edouard schure the great initiates. At that instant, as in a flash I saw the Light that flows from one mighty founder of religion to another, from the Himalayas to the plateau of Iran, from Sinai to Tabor, from the crypts of Egypt to the sanctuary of Eleusis.

The discovery of Wagner’s “music drama” Tristan and Isolde impressed him sufficiently to seek—and obtain—Wagner’s personal acquaintance.

Of course I could not say where I had got all this and why it was so and not otherwise. In Florence he continued working on his Wagner book, entering whole-heartedly into the life of the literary edouard schure the great initiates artistic circles of the city.

He will know that this materialism had to develop in these last centuries because the fruits of external culture were possible only under its one-sided influence. However, in the scuure of the war, a third German edition of The Great Initiates was called for, and again Steiner wrote a brief introduction, dating it, “Berlin, July, To be in harmony with them is edouard schure the great initiates hear the Word which was in the Beginning.

The strength which flows from searching into the souls edouard schure the great initiates the Great Initiates has given him the daring and the freedom necessary to write such a courageous book as the one before us. Views Read Edit View history. Ziki rated it it was ok Aug 25, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to initiztes.

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Return to Book Page. Marco rated it it was amazing May 06, It speaks about the deeds of the Illuminated. Art will be the inspired interpreter, the hierophant and the torch-bearer of integral Science and edouard schure the great initiates Religion Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first of these experiences occurred shortly after the death of his mother, when he and his father visited a resort in Alsace.

And here at last, edouard schure the great initiates stood before me on the physical plane. Immediately two things became clear to me, even before Rudolf Steiner started to speak. These ideas can awaken within every human being a premonition of the solution of the riddles of existence. He observed that “Art and literature have lost the sense of the divine. He may or may not enjoy it, but he will not easily forget it. But these needs can be satisfied only by the messengers of the tue world, who have attained the highest level edouard schure the great initiates development.

For a long while I had lived in spirit with initiates of the past, whose history and development I had attempted to describe.

People asked scgure I had found this or that, and why I had written this or that in such a way. When one listened to him, one could have no doubt of his spiritual insight, which was as clear as physical vision, only much more comprehensive.

The Great Initiates

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 slender campanile, sentinel-like, above the elegant city — all this was a favorable setting for my meditations.

For it is one of those very cherished moments in the creative life of the artist when he meets someone who recognizes and knows that he is drawing what he says from spiritual vision Without you, this book would never have appeared.

He saw in this Mystery of Eleusis the starting-point of true dramatic art. I was certain that this man standing before me was to play an important role in my life. Nevertheless, after a short time, subsequent editions multiplied and kept increasing from year to year. He is shown to be the manifestation of the divine Word through man.

Eventually he received his degree in law at the University of Strasbourg, but he never entered into practice. Edouard schure the great initiates can hardly express what inner satisfaction I edouard schure the great initiates when Steiner made this clear to me, and further, what encouragement I received to continue the work I edouard schure the great initiates been doing.

It is to know and experience the continuity of inspiration in history as an historical fact.

Édouard Schuré

In a certain sense, Schurr Great Initiates is a pioneer work. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In that instant, cathedral, men, women — all his earthly surroundings — vanished, swallowed up in a heavenly influx. Once one has gained confidence in such a widening of the human capacities for knowledge, he has already entered upon the path, edouard schure the great initiates the end of which stand the Great Initiates.