Reverse Ritual: Spiritual Knowledge is True Communion

Abstract

When we think of rites and rituals we usually think of something that has to do with a church. There are various rituals, however, in which we are all involved -- for example, birth and death.There is also another ritual available to all: the path of attaining spiritual knowledge, which has been called the 'reverse ritual' in anthroposophy. As Steiner describes it this ritual of knowledge is formed by 'the free spiritual activity of the human being in awareness of the Divine as a spirit.'

Bemerkungen
der abstract sagt es schon detaillierter und verbesserter, als ich es bisher wusste. Die rituelle Handlung geschieht zwar von der community bottom-up, aber essentiell auch dass es dabei zu spiritueller Erkenntnis kommt, bzw dass dies halt als Ziel dazugehört....
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