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The Principle of Spiritual Economy

In Connection With Questions of Reincarnation
An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Man

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The Principle of Spiritual Economy

In Connection With Questions of Reincarnation
An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Man

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These talks reveal a particular aspect of how humankind has been guided spiritually throughout history - by the life forces and astral bodies of the great initiates and avatars that were preserved, duplicated, and interwoven with the leading personalities of history. Steiner gives numerous examples of this process, but he says that such inspired people are rare today. Nevertheless, we have the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point where we can receive into ourselves the 'I-being' of the Christ, which is indeed our greatest goal - 'not I but Christ in me.' This volume along with Rosicrucian Esotericism completes the bulk of the German volume GA 109.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Peter Mollenhauer
Bn 109.1, GA 109

These talks reveal a particular aspect of how humankind has been guided spiritually throughout history — by the life forces and astral bodies of the great initiates and avatars that were preserved, duplicated, and interwoven with the leading personalities of history. Steiner gives numerous examples of this process, but he says that such inspired people are rare today. Nevertheless, we have the possibility of elevating ourselves in the future to the point where we can receive into ourselves the ‘I-being’ of the Christ, which is indeed our greatest goal — ‘not I but Christ in me.’

They reveal one aspect of how humanity has been guided spiritually throughout history: the etheric and astral bodies of great Initiates and avatars were preserved, duplicated, and woven into leading personalities of history. Steiner gives numerous examples of this process but says that such inspired people are now a rarity. We have, however, the possibility to elevate ourselves in future times to where we can receive into ourselves the Christ-Ego. This, indeed, is humanity's greatest goal.

The eleven lectures presented here were given between January and May of 1909. In the Collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the German text is called Das Prinzip der spirituellen Okonomie im Zusammenhang mit Wiederverkorperungsfragen. This volume, along with Rosicrucian Esotericism, completes the bulk of the German volume GA 109. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 109.1, GA 109.

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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
About the Publication of Rudolf Steiner's Lectures
Contents
Introduction
 
Lecture I January 21, 1909

“The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind”

Lecture II February 15, 1909

“Christianity in Human Evolution, Leading Individualities and Avatar Beings”

Lecture III March 07, 1909

“More Intimate Aspects of Reincarnation”

Lecture IV March 29, 1909

“Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity” I

Lecture V March 31, 1909

“Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity” II

Lecture VI April 06, 1909

“On the Occasion of the Dedication of the Francis of Assisi Branch”

Lecture VII April 10, 1909

“The Macrocosmic and Microcosmic Fire. The Spiritualization of Breath and Blood”

Lecture VIII April 11, 1909

“The Event of Golgotha. The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail. The Spiritualized Fire”

Lecture IX May 16, 1909

“Ancient Revelations and Learning: How to Ask Modern Questions”

Lecture X May 25, 1909

“The God of the Alpha and the God of the Omega”

Lecture XI May 31, 1909

“From Buddha to Christ”

 
Footnotes
A Note on the Transcription of Lectures




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