Based on the author's own experience of the supersensible being who stands behind the science of the spirit kwn as Anthroposophy, The Heavenly Sophia is the culmination of 25 years of work by Sergei Prokofieff on Rudolf Steiner's spiritual impulse. The being Anthroposophia, he shows, is t a poetic image or an abstract concept, but is an actual spiritual entity who works in the higher worlds for the good of earthly evolution, bringing to humanity '...the new revelation of the heavenly Sophia, the divine wisdom'. In the first part of the book, the author describes the path which led him to experience the being Anthroposophia - a path which is clearly related and can be followed by the reader. In the second part, using the few statements Rudolf Steiner made on the subject as his starting point, Prokofieff studies the question of the position of the living being Anthroposophia in the hierarchic cosmos, namely her relationship to Christ, the heavenly Sophia and the Archangel Michael. Finally available in paperback, this book will be of interest to anybody with a close connection to Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy.
SERGEI O. PROKOFIEFF, born in Moscow in 1954, studied painting and art history at the Moscow School of Art. He encountered anthroposophy in his youth, and soon made the decision to devote his life to it. Since 1982 he has been active as an author and lecturer. In 1991 he became a co-founder of the Anthroposophical Society in Russia, and since Easter 2001 he has been a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach. Seventeen of his books are currently published in English translation, including his recent major work May Human Beings Hear It!