Secrets of spiritual leadership from ancient to modern times… Behind the outer events of human history spiritural forces have guided human destinies. In this book Rudolf Steiner protrays the spiritual leadership of ancient India, Egypt, and Greece. He explains how the guidance of humanity later came under the beneficent influence of Christ, as well as angelic beings working for both good and ill. After the turning point of 1250 A.D. a modern form of esoteric spirituality arose to shape human development. Now our century witnesses a revival of spiritual influences from ancient Egypt. Revieded by Steiner for publication , these three lecture also treat secrets of the connection etween the early stages of childhood and the Christ being, and the role of the unborn child in choosing its parents and horoscope.