Author : Lowndes Florin
Title : Enlivening the chakra of the heart The fundamental spiritual exercises of Rudolf Steiner
Year : 2012
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Preface to the English Edition. For some time now, the nature and beneficial uses of the chakras—for instance, awakening them through meditation or utilizing them for healing—have been the subject of widespread interest outside the New Age movement. Most, if not all, of this work has revived age-old methods of practice from the eastern esoteric tradition, especially those of yoga. However, a crucial, though perhaps not immediately apparent, question regarding these practices arises: do traditional methods, even though certainly appropriate and effective in the past, really meet the actual spiritual goals and the truly modern consciousness of the present? Today any serious spiritual seeker interested in chakra work must ask this question in spite of the widespread acceptance of these traditional methods—or rather just because of it. As first-hand experience demonstrates, traditional yoga practices can claim certain benefits; however, experience also shows that such older forms, even when ‘modernized’, are not fully consistent with a truly modern consciousness and subsequently are not, so to speak, at the cutting edge of the New Age. We can find an authentic modern way of working on the chakras in the exercises created by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who, on the basis of a new kind of thinking process, recast certain yoga exercises in a form consistent with the modern and even future stages of (spiritual) development. In this way, he fulfilled a small and little known branch of yoga meditative practice, the Gayatri-Sadhana, the goal of which was prophetic, for it was focused on the reversed Kundalini (awakening the energy of all seven chakras from top down instead of the usual upward method) in a way that had become possible only at this much later historical time. ...
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