The Ascent of Man
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By (author) Eleanor C. Merry
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Ascent of Man by Eleanor C. Merry
Book DescriptionThe Ascent of Man is nothing less than an overview of the spiritual development of humankind. Eleanor Merry, a renowned author and philosopher, applies her wide-ranging knowledge of esoteric wisdom to argue that the past ages of the world must first be reviewed before the significance of the current age can be understood. Her grand survey covers all the major ancient civilizations, religions and thinkers, including India, Persia and Zarathurstra, Egypt, Greece, Hibernia, Krishna and Buddha, Heraclitus and Aristotle, Melchisedek, Zion and Gnosis, before turning to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and finishing with twentieth-century philosophy and materialism. This truly remarkable book is a classic of philosophy and anthroposophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863156427
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Floris Books
Publisher: Floris Books
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eleanor C. Merry
Flaming Door, Paperback (March 2008)
Slumbering in the ancient sagas and legends are the secrets of initiation: when men and women found their way through the 'flaming door', the threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds. This book falls into two parts: before Christ and after Christ.
Easter, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by Eleanor C. Merry
Considers the legends of the Grail and Perceval among others to throw light on the Easter story.
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Author Biography - Eleanor C. Merry
Eleanor C. Merry was a poet, artist, musician and anthroposophist with a strong Celtic impulse and a life-long interest in esoteric wisdom. Born in Eton, UK in 1873, she studied in Vienna and met Rudolf Steiner in 1922 after becoming interested in his teachings. She went on to organise Summer Schools at which Steiner gave important lectures, and she was secretary for the World Conference on Spiritual Science in London in 1928. She died in 1956. Her other published works include The Flaming Door, Easter: the Legends and the Facts, Spiritual Knowledge: Its Reality and Its Shadow and The Year and Its Festivals.
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