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Christ and the Spiritual World: The Search for the Holy Grail

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Christ and the Spiritual World: The Search for the Holy Grail

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Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He discusses the Sibyls, Zarathustra, astrology in Egypt, the poets and philosophers in Greece and Rome, and the Hebrew prophets. These lectures culminate in the esoteric background to the Parsival story and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of the Holy Grail by reading the stellar script in the sky at Easter.

By Rudolf Steiner

Bn/GA 149

Steiner examines the historical pattern of humanity's thoughts and spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He discusses the Sibyls, Zarathustra, astrology in Egypt, the poets and philosophers in Greece and Rome, and the Hebrew prophets. These lectures culminate in the esoteric background to the Parsival story and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of the Holy Grail by reading the stellar script in the sky at Easter.

Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of the lectures are contained in the series of 6 lectures entitled Christ and the Spiritual World. Concerning the Search for the Holy Grail, in German, Christus und die geistige Welt — Von der Suche nach dem heiligen Gral in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works. (No. 149 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).

Published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1963
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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
The Publication of Lectures Held by Rudolf Steiner
Contents
 
Lecture One:

Difficulties of understanding the Christ-Jesus-Being. The thoughts of the Gnostics.

December 28, 1913
Lecture Two:

The Sibyls as symptoms of one side of human soul-life. The contrast between them and the Prophets. Paul and the olive-tree.

December 29, 1913
Lecture Three:

The three permeations of a Being of the higher Hierarchies by the Christ. Reflections of this cosmic fact in Greek mythology. The four stages of harmonisation.

December 30, 1913
Lecture Four:

After-effects in post-Atlantean times of the three-fold Christ-Event. Chronology in the world-outlook of Zarathustra; Astrology in the Egyptian and Chaldean Mysteries; Meteorology in Graeco-Roman times. The geological element in the Hebrew Prophets.

December 31, 1913
Lecture Five:

The working of the Christ Impulse in the depths of the soul. The emergence of the Grail-Idea. The re-emergence of the stellar script in the secret of Parsifal. Ganganda greida, the viaticum.

January 01, 1914
Lecture Six:

The permeation of spiritual revelations by the Christ Impulse. Reading the stellar script with the powers of the innocent human soul. The concord between human history and the stellar script. The heavenly aspect and the human aspect of the Holy Grail.

January 02, 1914
 
Note on Ganganda Greida
Concerning the Transcripts of the Lectures
Complete Edition of Works
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