by. Édouard Schuré. · Rating details · ratings · 10 reviews. The Great Initiates encompasses long centuries of human existence and reflects our great. 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’s The Great Initiates: Theosophy, Text, Context, and Influence on the Visual Arts. Massimo Introvigne (UPS, Torino, Italy).

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This book is a masterpiece of 19th century esoteric writing, and well worth reading 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 Initiatex Society in Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

His plays enjoyed relative fame in his days in Europeand some of them were put on stage by Steiner.

In it, he describes the path allegedly followed by some of the ancient philosophers in search of profound esoteric knowledge, often called the ” initiation “, as describing the process of becoming a mystic master or spiritual healer. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Inhe met the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ; with frequent contact they shared enthusiasm for Wagner. The Great Initiates encompasses long centuries of human existence and reflects our great search–the greatest search of all–the quest for the spirit.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Written in a relaxed narrative, Schure rolls out exactly what he promises, ‘ a study of the secret history of religions’, Centered upon the primary charismatic genius of Rama, Krishna, Moses, Orpheus, Pythagorous, Plato, and Jesus Christ, Schure ties together a greatly compelling story of the history and manifestation of revelation and enlightenment in human history, A great read.

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. This excitement of discovery which breathes through The Great Initiates may well explain its continuing popularity after over a century. This book is one of my favorites, I read it when I was younger and it was great to be able to find it again. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These searches, if one is inclined to them, are always well-worth the time for believers, and a total waste of time for the dubious.

The book thus has great value as a historical document.

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He believed the Brahmans had to protect their pure Aryan blood from admixtures with the blood of the other – inferior – races of India after the ‘invasion’ of India by the Aryans. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

He was a writer, philosopher, and musicologist. There’s a problem loading this menu right edouar. For those gerat were truly intended as readers this is a vibrant and beautifully written and very reverent work that proclaims the continuity of the search for, and proudly expresses the true mission of the soul and the spirit, and the real, hidden, meaning to our existence.


He was a devoted and early student of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy. Read reviews that mention great initiates rama krishna moses orpheus jesus spiritual esoteric meaning plato human ancient christ context pythagoras visionary. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

SteinerBooks- Religion – pages. How to Know Higher Worlds: Vince Edouatd rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Schure describes the Great Pyramid of Giza as an initiation temple and describes, in detail, how initiation rituals were conducted there.

To the materialist it is sheer nonsense. On a trip to Italy during this time he met, twenty years his senior, a Greek woman, Marguerita Albana Mignaty, whom he subsequently described as his “muse”, although he himself was married.

Alejandro rated it really liked it Jan 25, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Ivan Zo rated it it was amazing Sep 02, So glad it is still in print, and this edition is quite well presented. Nov 14, Sabrina rated it liked it. As it says on the cover, it’s the bible of esotericism, putting aside the mild racism specific to the end of the 19th century of course.

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