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. Édouard Schuré and The Great Initiates. This first American edition of Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates marks another chapter in the eventful history of a. 9 Oct Édouard Schuré’s The Great Initiates: Theosophy, Text, Context, and Influence on the Visual Arts. Massimo Introvigne (UPS, Torino, Italy).

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The Great Initiates: A Study of the Secret History of Religions

Immediately two things became clear to me, even before Rudolf Steiner started to speak. 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.

And here at last, one stood before me on the physical plane. Minski, the novelist, Dimitri S.

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The Great Initiates: A Study of the Secret History of Religions – Édouard Schuré – Google Books

Just This Richard Rohr. It reflects the lives and deeds of human beings of extraordinary stature: Mereshkovski and his wife, Znadia N. However, the fact that after seventy-two years The Great Initiates is still read and continues to sell in appreciable quantities, shows that many people in various parts of the world still enjoy this book. At first the ideas appeared startling to the majority of readers. Oct 10, Howard Krosnick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her reply was profoundly simple: Without you, this book would never have appeared.


Alex Cano rated it really liked it Oct 09, Giorgio rated it really liked it Mar 07, No trivia or quizzes yet. Schure was an early influence on Rudolf Steiner, who met and spoke with him just prior to making the decision to accept the leadership of the German Theosophical Society in Vince Hydro rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Retrieved from ” https: Like Dante when face to face with the Celestial Rose of the Paradise, the boy beheld the Figure of the Schurd Christ, surrounded by an aureole of sublime glory.

What relation does mankind bear to the cosmic powers working behind the apparent chaos of the universe, gret order to produce so marvelous a harmony?

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This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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. Elenfuin rated it really liked it Apr 14, I was certain that this man standing ediuard me was to play an important role in my life.

Xit rated it really liked it Jan 13, I arranged it as to language for dramatic presentation. Before these representations of what men of the Middle Ages called the Elemental Beings, here shown in vivid, wonderful edouaed form, the boy was transported, as it were, edluard another world, the world of creative fantasy.

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Francesco Napolitano.

To the very end of his long life, her spiritual presence was his constant comfort, his strength, his consolation in sorrow, his joy and inspiration, and with deepest reverence, appreciation and gratitude he often spoke of all that she meant, of all that she had brought to him Stavros rated it really liked it Mar 26, With this 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 worlds.


Putnam’s Sons,ed. Waterbugs and Dragonflies Doris Stickney. He saw in this Mystery of Eleusis the starting-point of true dramatic art.

Nevertheless, after a short time, subsequent editions multiplied and echure increasing from year to year. Common Worship Lectionary In France, he published his first work Histoire du Lied —a history of the German folk song, which earned him some recognition in the country of his family.

Through the inspiration of Margherita Albana Mignaty, “as a testimony of a faith acquired and shared,” The Great Initiates came into being.

He received his degree in law at the University of Strasbourg, but he never entered into practice. 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.