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McDermott, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 2,764 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B5134.G4, 181.45
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert A McDermott
The essential Aurobindo by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of modern India; writings in philosophy, religion & culture by Robert A McDermott( Book )

11 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Steiner : basic writings of Rudolf Steiner by Rudolf Steiner( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by the distinguished Austrian social philosopher include discussions of the theory of human nature, the mystical teachings of Christianity, and the roots of education
Six pillars : introductions to the major works of Sri Aurobindo( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ram Dass : fierce grace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates
Focus on Buddhism : a guide to audio-visual resources for teaching religion( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stop, thief! : How to safeguard & secure your home & business by Robert A McDermott( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American philosophy and Rudolf Steiner : Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, feminism( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Luke : the gospel of compassion and love revealed : a cycle of ten lectures by Rudolf Steiner( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavad Gita and the West : the esoteric significance of the Bhagavad Gita and its relation to the epistles of Paul by Rudolf Steiner( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This combination of two volumes in Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works presents Steiner's profound engagement with Hindu thought and, above all, the Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita as they illuminate Western Christian esotericism. In his masterly introduction, Robert McDermott, a longtime student of Rudolf Steiner, as well as Hindu spirituality, explores the complex ways in which the "Song of the Lord," or Bhagavad Gita, has been understood in East and West. He shows how Krishna's revelation to Arjuna--a foundation of spirituality in India for more than two and a half millennia--assumed a similarly critical role in the Western spiritual revival of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the West, for instance, leading up to Steiner's engagement, he describes the different approaches manifested by Emerson, Thoreau, H.P. Blavatsky, and William James. In the East, he engages with the interpretation of historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo, relating them to Steiner's unique perspective. At the same time, and most valuable, he illuminates the various technical terms and assumptions implicit in the worldview expressed in the Bhagavad Gita. The main body of The Bhagavad Gita and the West consists of two lecture courses by Rudolf Steiner: "The Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of Paul" and "The Esoteric Significance of the Bhagavad Gita." In the first course, his main purpose, as McDermott shows, is to integrate the flower of Hindu spirituality into his view of the evolution of consciousness and the pivotal role played in it by the Mystery of Golgotha--the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Steiner views Krishna as a great spiritual teacher and the Bhagavad Gita as a preparation, though still abstract, for the coming of Christ and the Christ impulse as the living embodiment of the World, Law, and Devotion, represented by the three Hindu streams of Veda, Sankhya, and Yoga. For him, the epic poem of the Bhagavad Gita represents the "fully ripened fruit" of Hinduism, whereas Paul is related but represents "the seed of something entirely new." In the last lecture, Steiner reveals Krishna as the sister soul of Adam, incarnated as Jesus, and claims Krisha's Yoga teachings streamed from Christ into Paul. In the second lecture course, given five months later, Steiner engages the text of the Bhagavad Gita on its own terms, as signaling the beginning of a new soul consciousness. To aid in the understanding of both these important cycles, this volume includes the complete text of the Bhagavad Gita in Eknath Easwaran's luminous translation. In our age, when East and West are growing closer together and we live increasingly in a global, intercultural, religiously pluralistic world, The Bhagavad Gita and the West is necessary reading for all concerned with a truly spiritual approach to the new reality."--Publisher's website
The new essential Steiner : an introduction to Rudolf Steiner for the 21st century by Rudolf Steiner( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Essential Steiner offers selections from a wide variety of Steiner's published works, presenting a broad, accessible overview of his spiritual science, or Anthroposophy."--Back cover
Steiner and kindred spirits by Robert A McDermott( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The kindred spirits in this book include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, C. G. Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhians, feminists, ecologists, and more. Steiner went as far up the spiritual ladder as any modern individual but, unlike some enthusiasts for Steiner, McDermott is also impressed by other religious thinkers and spiritual practitioners who have been helpful to those of us in need of encouragement and guidance and whose vistas and insights may not have been researched or explained by Steiner."--Back cover
Essays in psychical research by William James( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sri Aurobindo: the prophet of life divine by Haridas Chaudhuri( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of S. Radhakrishnan by S Radhakrishnan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 1888-1975, philosopher and former president of India
Vorbote eines Neuen Zeitalters by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six pillars : introd. to the major works of Sri Aurobindo( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on Hinduism : a guide to audio-visual resources for teaching religion by David J Dell( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of light by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rudolf Steiner and American thought( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The essential Steiner : basic writings of Rudolf Steiner
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The spirit of modern India; writings in philosophy, religion & cultureThe essential Steiner : basic writings of Rudolf SteinerAccording to Luke : the gospel of compassion and love revealed : a cycle of ten lecturesThe Bhagavad Gita and the West : the esoteric significance of the Bhagavad Gita and its relation to the epistles of PaulThe new essential Steiner : an introduction to Rudolf Steiner for the 21st centuryEssays in psychical researchThe mind of light
Alternative Names
Mac Dermott Robert A.

MacDermott, Robert

MacDermott Robert A.

Mc Dermott, Robert

Mc Dermott Robert A.

McDermott, Robert

Languages
English (78)

German (2)