This glossary is for those who are pursuing the study of spiritual science or anthroposophy, or who are newly acquainted with the studies of EUREKA or l'Arca della Vita. On this road one initially finds oneself in an unfamiliar world where our previous understandings are frequently overturned and new ones must develop. Space, time, light, atoms, are terms we believe we understand but, in spiritual science, these words open up new ideas, new horizons and unexpected perspectives. Which of us, when considering space, realizes that it changes depending on our evolutionary state, and that our relationship with space is different depending on our distance from the Sun?
Spiritual science helps us reconsider the history and evolution of the Earth, and brings us face to face with the names of individuals who supposedly don’t exist. Names like Manu, Michael and Christian Rosenkreutz become part of our universe and appear to our consciousness, but we do not know how to relate to them and their work or to the impulses they bring to the evolution of man. It is possible we do not know with any certainty who they really are.
This glossary was created by asking endless questions, and we can only provide a few answers for those who, like us, have asked. It was written for those who wonder about spiritual science and need a place to start - because everyone can become aware of the processes and events of the spiritual cosmos. Many things are only mentioned briefly, ideally as an impetus for further individual study and meditation. There is no claim of completeness here because we are speaking about the great mysteries of the cosmos which are so vast that they are inherently inexhaustible.
We have only made an outline, because the key points of the conceptual world of spiritual science can be understood, allowing us to make the connections to realities that often seem different but are in fact different names for the same essence.
For the hearts of men who are immersed in the science of the spirit the goal is to integrate the bare-bones information in this glossary and bring it to life with anthroposophy and the spiritual worlds.