ISBN-10:
0880105704
ISBN-13:
9780880105705
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
Rudolf Steiner Pr
The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

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Overview

The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is one of the most important stories of the Anthroposophic and Rosicrucian streams. It is a timeless, allegorical tale of initiation and had a profound impact on Rudolf Steiner and on the formulation of his teachings. He called the fairy tale a kind of "secret revelation," an "apocalypse." As the authors point out in The Time Is At Hand! Goethe's fairy tale begins with a specific image: a river separating two lands that contrast to each other, as do the sensory world and the spiritual world. The story ends with a bridge, created through sacrifice, that spans the river between the two lands.

Indeed, Rudolf Steiner was so deeply impressed by Goethe's fairy tale, that he used it as the model for his first mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation. It is said that, prior to its first performance, he told friends, "I know how long and deeply you have loved Goethe's fairy tale, and today I am happy to tell you that you will see it performed on stage."

This is a fairy tale for meditation—and for building bridges of the soul and spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880105705
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Pr
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 53
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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