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The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers

Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras.
Mephistopheles and Earthquakes.

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Rudolf Steiner

Two lectures given in Berlin,
1st January and 22nd March
, 1909
Bn 107.E; GA 107

In the first lecture, Steiner shows how in the Lemurian epoch Luciferic beings intervened in human evolution, making possible freedom, material desires, and evil-doing, while in Atlantean times, Ahrimanic beings made possible “conscious sin”; and in our own epoch, Asuric beings will intervene. The deed of Christ alone now makes possible humanity's return to the spiritual. The second lecture deals with “Mephistopheles and Earthquakes.”

The original German texts of these lectures are entitled, Spiritual-Scientific Anthropology/Knowledge of Man. The original German texts of these lectures can be found in the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works under the title: “Geisteswissenschaftliche Menschenkunde,” No. 107 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961.

This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn/GA 107.

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Lecture 1: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras Berlin 22nd March, 1909
Lecture 2: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes Berlin 1st January, 1909

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