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THE INFLUENCES OF
LUCIFER AND AHRIMAN

Human Responsibility for the Earth

Five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in November, 1919 from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer Translated by D. S. Osmond

RUDOLF STEINER

Lectures I, II, IV, and V of this book are translations of lectures Eleven (November 1, 1919), Twelve (November 2, 1919), Fifteen (November 15, 1919) and Thirteen (November 9, 1919) of Soziales Verständnis aus geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis. Die geistigen Hintergründe der sozialen Frage, which is volume 191 [GA191] in the Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner, published by the Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 1972; Lecture III of this book is a translation of Lecture Ten (November 4, 1919) of Der innere Aspekt des sozialen Rätsels. Luziferische Vergangenheit und ahrimanische Zukunft, which is volume 193 [GA193] of the Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner, published by the Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 1977.

First published in English by Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co. 1954
Second and Third impressions by Steiner Book Centre, Inc, N. Vancouver, 1976 and 1984

Translation by permission of the Rudolf Steiner
Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland
Translated by D. S. Osmond

Revised Translation © 1993 Anthroposophic Press

Published by Anthroposophic Press, Inc. RR 4, Box 94A-1, Hudson, New York 12534

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Steiner, Rudolf, 1861–1925.

The influences of Lucifer and Ahriman: human responsibility for the Earth: five lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in November, 1919 / Rudolf Steiner; translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer by D.S. Osmond.

p. cm.

ISBN 0-88010-375-2 (pbk.)

1. Devil. 2. Angra Mainyu. 3. Anthroposophy. I. Title.

BP595.S894I5413 1993

299'.935—dc20 93-546 CIP

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher, except for brief quotations in critical reviews and articles.

Printed in the United States of America





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