Lectures given by Frank Burdich
A) The Anthroposophical Path of Knowledge and Supersensible Perception
Anthroposophy regards itself as a science – supersensible knowledge is acquired using clearly describable methods. The necessary capacities for this are attained through a personal path of meditation.
The lecture outlines the relations between the individual path of development and supersensible perception, as well as presenting basic possibilities for perception of the supersensible that are, without prerequisites, available to all.
B) Supersensible Perception and its Preliminary Stages
The capacity for supersensible perception can be attained through an individual, personal path of development. At any point in time one is much closer to supersensible perception as one often thinks.
Possibilities for attaining access to perception of the supersensible are presented in the lecture, and connections with current spiritual research are made.
C) Working Together with Elemental Beings (or: Grasping the Forces of Nature in their Essence)
Reading about elemental beings can leave an abstract impression at first. This lecture imparts a basic understanding of this field and presents possibilities for the perception of these beings. Using current examples from supersensible research, possibilities for working together with these beings, and thus for mutual, conscious development, are shown.
D1) Humans and their world beyond the threshold – Fundamentals of Perception into the Realm Beyond Death
The dead have not left us behind. They are still invisibly present in our world and in relationship with us. The lecture presents results of concrete supersensible research regarding the forms of appearance the dead in our environment adopt, and what possibilities of perception are available to us living beings.
D2) – as a combination after lecture D1 – Humans and their world beyond the threshold – current threats to humans and how they can be overcome
In most cases the after-death process is observed to take its regular course. However, conditions increasingly occur which inhibit or prevent this process. On the one hand, the cause can be found in the properties of those who have died, on the other hand in the intentional influence of certain spiritual beings. This presents an increasingly overarching threat to human development, which must be faced consciously.
E) Ghosts, demons, black magic and evil from a scientific esoteric perspective
There is usually a lack of clarity when dealing with such terms. In the lecture, results are presented from the perspective of a concrete supersensible research. Entities, processes and intentions are explained with regard to occurrence and relation to humans.
F) Adversary Forces and Allies – how spiritual beings relate to us
Human beings are influenced in various ways by spiritual beings. Depending on the nature of the being, these influences can be beneficial or inhibiting. In the lecture, these intentions are explained from a concrete, supersensible point of view, and their signatures are shown in everyday life.
G) Supersensible Perception in Research – Methodology and Areas of Application
Anthroposophy regards itself as a science. Concrete supersensible knowledge is acquired through clearly describable methods, which can be applied to research questions regarding the supersensible.
After a presentation of the research methods the lecture presents concrete research results from various areas such as homeopathy and plant remedies, photovoltaic technology and mobile phone communications and their effects.
H) The Effect of Technical Devices on the World of Humans – The Effect of Humans on Technical Devices
All processes in the physical world are constituted out of the supersensible. There is an intentional relation from the spiritual world and realizing forces on the level of the elemental beings. We humans take part on these levels – consciously or unconsciously – in a reciprocal interaction.
Indications are given in the lecture as to how these relationships can be grasped and formed more consciously. Diverse examples from concrete supersensible research are presented, with an emphasis on the effect of mobile phone telecommunication.
I) Homeopathy, Potentized Remedies and Supersensible Perception
Homeopathic medicines are effective even though they need not contain even a single molecule of the original substance. The effect of potentization and thus the context of the supersensible constitution of substances is presented from the perspective of supersensible research.
J) Cancer and cancer treatment out of a supersensible view
Out of the angle of concrete supersensible research the signature of cancer is explained as well as possible reasons for its appearance because of biographical incidents. With a focus on mistletoe-therapy possible ways of therapy are explained.
Seminars given by Frank Burdich
A) A practice-based workshop for the development of etheric and astral perception
Although everyone more or less has the ability to perceive etheric and astral forces, most people are not aware of this ability. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to broaden and deepen their capacities to the point where they can become conscious experiences. The workshop will take place mainly in nature and will focus on practical perception exercises that can lead to the experience of supersensible forces and beings. The workshop is suitable for people with no previous experience and for people who have some experience but are hesitant about their capacities and would like to develop them further.
B) A Seminar on Perception: Technology and the Human Being
We are surrounded by all kinds of technical devices. These devices have not only a perceptible but also a supersensible component. As humans we participate on these supersensible levels and are, conscious or not, in reciprocal relation with them.
In this seminar influences from various technical devices (Wi-Fi, cellular, photovoltaic, LED and energy efficient lighting) can be experienced in perception exercises. Indications are given on how our interactions with these devices can be addressed and shaped in a more conscious manner.
C) Humans and their world beyond the threshold – Fundamentals of Perception into the Realm Beyond Death
The dead have not left us behind. They are still invisibly present in our world and in relationship with us. The seminar presents results of concrete supersensible research regarding the forms of appearance the dead in our environment adopt, and what possibilities of perception are available to us living beings. Exercises make these possibilities of perception tangible.