The two goals of the evolution of the human soul.
Implanting of freedom in man and the gift of being able to
distinguish between good and evil, beautiful and ugly, true and
false. The scene in Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion. Man's
relation to sin and guilt and the coming of Christ to the Earth.
Christ and ancient Judaism. Moses led the Jews out of Egypt, himself
led by Christ although he did not recognise Him. Fundamental note of
the Old Testament is Will; of the pagan Mysteries, Wisdom. The
darkening of the soul and the summons: “Man, know
thyself!” Immortality and passing through the gate of death
with consciousness. Reference to the words spoken to Job. Love
and individuality. Through the Mystery of Golgotha a super-earthly
Being united Himself with the Earth.
Ideals and assured reality. Souls after death and their
ideals in earthly life. Christian Morgenstern and the impulse
received from him out of the spiritual world after his death.
Spiritual Science enfilled with Christ will be a seed in the
evolution of humanity. Spiritual forces flowing into human forces
were necessary to enable the project of the Mystery Plays to be
carried through. If Christ permeates the fruits of our knowledge,
they work not for ourselves alone, but for the whole of humanity.
“Not I, but Christ in me.” The relation of Christ to the
human soul; its effects in man's life on Earth and between death and
The concepts of sin and guilt and of Karma. The
malefactors on the right and left of Christ on the Cross. Lucifer and
Ahriman: on the one hand opponents of the Gods and, on the other,
necessary for the whole cosmic order when their forces operate on
their legitimate level. Judgments which hold good for the physical
plane must not be supposed to hold good for the higher worlds. Christ
a Being of the kingdom of Heaven, not of the kingdom of the Earth.
Individual sin is not exempt from karmic justice, but Christ blots
out from Earth evolution as a whole the debt and objective
consequences of sin and guilt. The meaning of the “forgiveness
Truths in themselves contain life-force. Christ became
related to death because evolution of the universe made it necessary
that a God of the upper worlds should be leader of Earth-evolution.
The four ethers. Christ came from regions closed to man as a result
of the Luciferic temptation: from the regions of the Music of the
Spheres (chemical ether) and of Cosmic Life (life-ether). These
regions were to be restored to man through the coming of Christ to
the Earth. The meaning of the “Resurrection of the body”.
The Earth period will be followed by the Jupiter period, when two
races, the good and the evil, will differentiate themselves. A
Venus-existence will follow that of Jupiter, and again there will be
an adjustment through the further evolution of the