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Behind the Scenes of External Happenings

The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness

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Behind the Scenes of External Happenings

The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness

Rudolf Steiner Archive Document

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Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. "Propagandists by Action." The Order of murderers known as the "Thugs." Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Dorothy Osmond,
with the help of Owen Barfield.
Bn 178.1, GA 178, CW 178

Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.” Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.

Two lectures given in Zurich, 6th and 13th November, 1917 — an authorised translation from shorthand reports unrevised by the Lecturer. These lectures are a part of the work: Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul, the title in German is: Individuelle Geistwesen und Ihr Wirken in der Seele des Menschen. Geistige Wesen und ihre Wirkungen.

This English edition is published in agreement with, and the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. The translation was done by Dorothy S. Osmond and Owen Barfield. From Bn 178.1, GA 178, CW 178.

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CONTENTS

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Lecture 1 November 06, 1917

Interplay between forces unfolded by the human being after death and forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times might be safely left outside the realm of consciousness will now have to be raised into consciousness. Unlawful methods of acquiring impulses connected with the future. “Propagandists by Action.” The Order of murderers known as the “Thugs.”

Lecture 2 November 13, 1917

Monotheism and man's relationship to his Guardian Angel. The battle of Michael with the Dragon. Aims of occult brotherhoods in connection with the acquisition of power. Contact with the Dead. The necessity for establishing real relationships with the spiritual world. The thought as an actual power in the soul.




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