Intro

WE HOPE THIS SITE WILL BECOME A HELPFUL RESOURCE for Waldorf School teachers, parents and others who work with Rudolf Steiner’s image of human development or other forms of Stage Development Theory for comparative assessment.

This site holds materials which Jean and Marietta Yeager have researched, and gathered from others and use in the courses we teach.  We make this content of this site available to others who teach or use Biography or Stage Development insights and we invite to add  to what is presented here.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SUBJECT, I hope that the brief offering below make it possible for you to get enough of a sense of the subject to become interested. You are invited to request access to the password protected areas.

LEAVE SUGGESTIONS for evolving or improving the site on DISCUSSION link.

YOU ARE INVITED TO REQUEST ACCESS TO THE PASSWORD PROTECTED PORTIONS OF THIS SITE BY USING THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

WHAT’S IN THE PASSWORD PROTECTED AREAS?

The COURSE NOTES section contains materials related to how the course is conducted.

  • Approach of the class
  • Rules of the Road (conduct in the class)
  • About Biography
  • About Stage Development Theory (v2)
  • Contemporary Images of the Human Being
  • About the contemporary image of the human being – Vlacav Havel
  • Key Concepts
  • Rudolf Steiner’s Pedagogical Law
  • Panoramic Grid / Biographic Threads
  • U-Chart
  • Bibliography

          The TERMS section contains quotes, drawn from dozens of Steiner sources, which explain terms which are used by Rudolf Steiner to describe the the human being, body, soul and spirit.

  • Physical body
  • Etheric (Life) body
  • Sentient body
  • Astral (Emotional) body
  • Ego (small “I”)
  • Ego (greater “I”)

SOUL BODIES

  • Sentient Soul
  • Intellectual / Mind Soul
  • Consciousness Soul
  • Imaginative Soul
  • Inspirational Soul
  • Intuitive Soul

SPIRITUAL HIERARCHIES

          The LECTURES section contains lectures from Rudolf Steiner which have been annotated by Jean and are used in the class.  You can download the notes and, as you read the lecture, add your own annotations.

  • “Facing Karma”
  • “The Mission of Anger”
  • “The Mission of Truth”
  • “The Mission of Reverence

         The PHASES section contains lecture notes from each 7-year phase, archetypal crisis points and moments of planetary influence:

  • Overview: About Planetary Influences and Phase Shifts
  • About Rolling Planetary Events and their periodicity
  • About the Moon Node
  • Birth – 7-years – Birth of the Physical Body
  • Crisis: Age 2 1/2 – 3
  • Crisis: 9-year “change”
  • 7-years – 14 years – Birth of the Etheric (Life) Body
  • Age 12 – Jupiter Return I
  • Crisis: Age 14 – “The Birth of the Etheric Heart”
  • Crisis: Age 18.6 Moon Node I
  • 14 to 21-years – Birth of the Astral (Emotional) Body
  • 21 to 28 years – Birth of the “Self” (Ego) / Development of the Sentient Soul
  • Age 24 – Jupiter Return II
  • Crisis: Age 28-29: “Crisis of Talent”
  • Crisis: Age 29 1/2 “Saturn Return I”
  • Crisis: 33 year “Christ Cycle”
  • 28 to 35 years – Development of the Intellectual / Mind Soul
  • Crisis: Age 37.2 – Moon Node II
  • 35 to 42 years – Development of the Consciousness Soul
  • Age 36 – Jupiter Return III
  • 42 to 49 years – Development of the Imagination Soul
  • Age 48 – Jupiter Return IV
  • 49 to 56 years – Development of the Inspirational Soul
  • Crisis: Age 56.6 Moon Node III
  • 56 to 63 years – Development of the Intuitive Soul
  • Age 60 – Jupiter Return V
  • Crisis – Age 60 – Saturn Return II
  • 63 to 70 years
  • Age 63 – Death: “The Second Wind”
  • Crisis: Age 70.4 Moon Node III
  • Overview: Age 70+ Preparing for the Great Change
  • Crisis – Age 60 – “Saturn Return II”

QUOTES ABOUT BIOGRAPHY

            “Humans remain in an incomplete state if they do not take in hand the transformative substance within themselves through their own power. Nature makes human beings merely natural creatures; society makes them law-abiding actors; but only they can make themselves free beings.”

“At a certain stage in their development, nature releases human beings from her chains; society carries this development up to a further point; but human beings must give themselves the final polish.”

–      Rudolf Steiner,  Intuitive Thinking As  a  Spiritual Path, Chapter 9

WHY DO BIOGRAPHY? NOT FOR OURSELVES ONLY

            “The voice of his own soul struggling honestly toward knowledge must bring him the one and only recognition of the truth for which he stands. But he must learn as much as possible from his environment so as to discover what those around him need, and what is good for them. In this way, he will develop within himself what is nown in spiritual science as ‘spiritual balance.’ An open heart for the needs of the outer world lies on one of the scales, and inner fortitude and unfaltering endurance on the other.”

–      Rudolf Steiner,  Knowledge of Higher Worlds, Chapter 5

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