I, 4th January 1918
The nature of mythical thinking. Egyptian, Greek and Hebrew way to
connect oneself with the Universe. Osiris-Isis Myth and the
generation of the Gods of the Greeks. What had been spiritual
experience in Egyptian and Greek myth became teaching in Old
II, 5th January 1918
Looking back on the change of soul in development of consciousness.
Change from picture writing to letter script. Separation of the word
from the soul experience. Formerly a change of consciousness at
puberty. Forces underlying the feelings of nationalism. Development
of abstract thought. Meaning of the cross.
III, 6th January 1918
How can Osiris be awakened to new life? Man must work towards the
experiencing of Imaginations. The Veil of Isis. Man to learn to lift
the veil of knowledge. He must lay hold of the Word. Instead, today,
Man flees from Wisdom. Eulenspiegelism.
IV, 8th January 1918
The theory of heredity. The old Isis inscription and the motto which
completes it for the present and the future. In the present time man
is estranged from reality. Man turned gaze to the earth and now must
turn to the spiritual. Inner mission of our time is the development
of a spiritually free humanity.
V, 11th January 1918
The getting younger of humanity while advancing in time. In
consequence the possibility of development of the single human being
diminishes. Materialism must bring unhappiness and can be countered
by Spiritual Science. Art of education is wanting. Friedrich
Schlegel's demands for a spiritualization of science fails. Cannot
build on old but through a new impulse.
Lecture VI, 12th January 1918
Duality of human being. Head-man and trunk-man. Transformation
of head knowledge into heart knowledge. Transformation of
education needed. Concepts of a mechanical universe have to be
overcome so that child may feel himself to be a member of whole
cosmos. When secrets of the world and of man become social wisdom of
life then a social theory is possible that grasps real life. Lack in
religion, also. Hatred of Czarism.
Lecture VII, 13th January 1918
Man is solution of world riddle. His being unites with a cosmic auric
substance that streams into earth and out again. Today, no relation
between head-man and heart-man. Mankind unable to find connection of
its soul with its thoughts. Task of future educational science to
enable child to feel how he is built up out of Cosmos. Value of myth
and legend. What it accomplishes is rejuvenation of man and proper
reaction between head and heart. Socialism is head knowledge and the
head not of this earth. A spirituality connected with the earth's
future must be found.