@Read Book ⛄ Unbornness: Human Pre-Existence and the Journey Toward Birth â eBook or Kindle ePUB free

@Read Book á Unbornness: Human Pre-Existence and the Journey Toward Birth â Not only do we pass through the gate of death as immortal beings, we also enter through the gate of birth as unborn beings We need the term unbornness,as well as the term immortality,to encompass the whole human being Rudolf SteinerAs anyone who has had a child knows, newborns enter the earthly world as beings different from their parents They arrive with their own individuality, being, and history From the beginning, they manifest an essential dignity and a unique I, which they clearly brought with them from the spiritual worldThis unborn life of a person s higher individuality guides the whole process of incarnation It frames our lives, but we fail to recognize this because of a single minded focus on immortality, or life after death, which makes us forget the reality of our unbornness This unbornness extends not only from conception to birth, but also includes the whole existence and history of one s I in its long journey from the spiritual world to Earth Unbornness the other side of eternity allows us to experience the fact that birth is just as great a mystery as is death In a new and striking way, unbornness poses the mystery of our human task on EarthIt was one of Rudolf Steiner s great gifts that he returned the concept of unbornness to human consciousness and language In this brief, stunning, and moving, almost poetic work, Peter Selg gathers the key elements and images needed to begin an understanding of and wonder at the vast scope of our unbornness Drawing on and expanding on Steiner s work, as well as Raphael s Sistine Madonna and the poems of Nelly Sachs and Rainer Maria Rilke, Selg unveils this deepest mystery of human existence After reading it, one will never look at a child or another human being in the same way againLife after death life before birth only by knowing both do we know eternity Rudolf Steiner Unbornness is a translation of Ungeborenheit Die Pr existenz des Menschen und der Weg zur Geburt Verlag Ita Wegman Institut, NTENTSPreface The Sistine Madonna and the Chrous of the Unborn Raffaello Santi and Nelly SachsThe Human Soul and the Cosmos Life before Conception From Spiritual to Earthly Community Entering Earthly EsistenceAppendix Rudolf Steiner The Transition from Cosmic to Earthly Existence in the Development of the Human Being To summarize, having readof the context that remains undisclosed in this tiny book, the Catholic Church militantly suppressed any concept of life before conception This paradigm continued into modern materialism, when people decided they were ever so clever and announced there is also not life after death, not realizing that they were perpetuating the dominant Western myth To put it bluntly, conventional Christian dogma says YOLO but heaven or hell at the end of the ride whereas mo To summarize, having readof the context that remains undisclosed in this tiny book, the Catholic Church militantly suppressed any concept of life before conception This paradigm continued into modern materialism, when people decided they were ever so clever and announced there is also not life after death, not realizing that they were perpetuating the dominant Western myth To put it bluntly, conventional Christian dogma says YOLO but heaven or hell at the end of the ride whereas modern materialistic scientific dogma says as well YOLO but no heaven or hell at the end of the ride Systematic suppression of the idea of reincarnation certainly helped accelerate technological development, but the epoch of one and done is over We are ruining the Earth and hearing the elderly say that they re grateful they won t have to deal with the consequences The idea or imagination of reincarnation makes us think in intergenerational terms and prevents us from deluding ourselves with the fantasy that we can escape the consequences of our actions.This little work would better have been titled something with a bitweight in English Ungeborenheit is certainly pretty close to unbornness in English but nobody talks like that I might propose unbegotten instead of unborn precisely for its traditional associations The pattern of reincarnation requires nothan a rational observation of all processes in Nature and a recognition that we do not defy those rhythms ourselves This work examines the workings of spirit and soul into the body over time, even purportedly from generations prior to birth But in the end this booklet doesn t leave much me with anything really practical to work with and thus, for me, is too much abstraction If it is not relevant to real world spiritual activity, then I tend to question what living value it has at all Does it benefit someone to imagine the spirit of their future children guiding their family stream Perhaps But if it is primarily an empathic exercise, this book does not evoke that strongly enough to feel stirred to action.We may not live only once, but this is a work that I will probably only read once These 3 short essays will place the idea of pre birth, or unbornness, firmly in our minds As Selg says, we are so concerned with immortality and post death that we cannot even look at the other end of the spectrum Of course, if reincarnation was understood, we most certainly would The highlight of this book for me was the poem written in 1946 by Nelly Sachs, a Jewish refugee.We the unborn Already longing starts to work on us,The shores of blood widen in welcome,And we sink into love like dew These 3 short essays will place the idea of pre birth, or unbornness, firmly in our minds As Selg says, we are so concerned with immortality and post death that we cannot even look at the other end of the spectrum Of course, if reincarnation was understood, we most certainly would The highlight of this book for me was the poem written in 1946 by Nelly Sachs, a Jewish refugee.We the unborn Already longing starts to work on us,The shores of blood widen in welcome,And we sink into love like dew.Yet time s shadow still lie like questionsOver our secret.What is most astounding about the idea of unbornness is that we choose our parents according to our own destiny If we contemplate the possibility of this in our own lives we will come to understand many things about ourselves and our upbringing which can lead to great freedom While it has some powerfully poetic moments, all in all, the book s focus on afterlife beforelife theories left me unmoved unengaged This may not be a fault of the author, as much as a fault of my poor literary choice, but nonetheless, the writing is not enough to get me past this issue While it has some powerfully poetic moments, all in all, the book s focus on afterlife beforelife theories left me unmoved unengaged This may not be a fault of the author, as much as a fault of my poor literary choice, but nonetheless, the writing is not enough to get me past this issue