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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • widespread cultural impulse that was derived from this Asiatic,
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • Greek culture with all their beauty, proceeded, as already said, from
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • increasing force into what they find so difficult to realize —
  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • widespread cultural impulse that was derived from this Asiatic,
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • Greek culture with all their beauty, proceeded, as already said, from
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • increasing force into what they find so difficult to realize —
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • the Greek to the Latin culture something living in speech, something
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • Occult Science.
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • language was for a long time the language of the cultural elite. What
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • the Greek to the Latin culture something living in speech, something
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • Occult Science.
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • language was for a long time the language of the cultural elite. What
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • them to ethical, social, and all other aspects of cultural life.
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • itself. They are not miraculous qualities; they are faculties which we
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • rejected just because it appears at the dawn of human culture, before
    • back on early cultural epochs — for instance, to the time when people
    • explained into contemporary culture? Why, no differently than natural
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Anyone familiar with modern culture will find that it is
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
    • wants to present itself to culture in the same way that the loyal
    • conviction to contemporary culture. It knows that truly religious
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • them to ethical, social, and all other aspects of cultural life.
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • itself. They are not miraculous qualities; they are faculties which we
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • rejected just because it appears at the dawn of human culture, before
    • back on early cultural epochs — for instance, to the time when people
    • explained into contemporary culture? Why, no differently than natural
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Anyone familiar with modern culture will find that it is
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
    • wants to present itself to culture in the same way that the loyal
    • conviction to contemporary culture. It knows that truly religious
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy as a Substance of Life and Feeling
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    • connection, or they have the greatest difficulty in doing this,
    • overcome a great difficulty, consisting therein that the old spiritual
    • is very difficult for the souls to find the right direction after
    • perception of the spiritual world would really not be so difficult if
    • the human beings themselves would not render it so difficult. If we
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy as a Substance of Life and Feeling
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    • connection, or they have the greatest difficulty in doing this,
    • overcome a great difficulty, consisting therein that the old spiritual
    • is very difficult for the souls to find the right direction after
    • perception of the spiritual world would really not be so difficult if
    • the human beings themselves would not render it so difficult. If we
  • Title: Note: Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul
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    • This short course of lectures is, without exaggeration, an occult or
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture I: The uniform plan of World History. The Confluence of three spiritual streams in the Bhagavad Gita.
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    • Anthroposophical Society wishes to be for the newer culture should not
    • cultivation of the personality. We may say that we can see in the
    • culture of the second; not as something historically great, not as
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • so-called “Newest thing in Occult Science,” and what is said
    • that is said in my pamphlet, The Occult Significance of
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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    • of what was drawn straight from occult science than by such methods as
    • added our present method of occult investigation) worked more through
    • be a man who preferably cultivates his soul and spirit, so that every
    • influenced by the weight of his physical body, to whom it is difficult
    • Christian Middle Ages. We turn our gaze from what the older cultures
    • If one wished today really to combine science with occult principles,
    • culture, the principle which once upon a time reigned as the spiritual
    • however, upon occult principles; for one may quite relevantly say that
    • blood, as I have shown in my book, The Occult Significance of
    • consideration which is the basis of the pamphlet, The Occult
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture III: The union of the three streams in the Christ Impulse, the Teaching of Krishna.
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    • account of his external activity had cultivated Manas; then according
    • difficult for thee to behold, in which thou hast just seen Me, that is
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture IV: The nature of the Bhagavad Gita and the significance of the Epistles of St. Paul. How the Christ Impulse surpasses the Krishna Impulse.
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    • extremely difficult to extract their deep meaning. Yet it is
    • difficult, and anyone who merely makes an external comparison will
    • may say the legend directly reproduces an occult fact. That is what
    • from the depths of occultism. We then experience what this tree brings
    • The Occult Significance of Blood — we must say that the
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture V: The spiritual nature of Maya. Krishna - the Light-Halo of Christ. The Risen One.
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    • is in a certain sense public. Not that there is no longer any occult
    • science in our day, but it cannot be considered occult simply because
    • it is not printed or spread abroad. There is plenty of occult science
    • It is rather difficult to form a right conception of this but we must
    • Occult Science
    • only now possible to mankind from the basis of occult science. St.
    • wish to learn anything of occult facts consider all visions as being
    • was, so to say, cherished and cultivated in the mysteries, and was
  • Title: Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • It cannot he doubted that the influence of the Bible on Western Culture has
    • slumbering powers and faculties exist within him; that there are certain great
    • moments in life when these spiritual faculties awaken just as when a blind man
    • its environment what is otherwise concealed. The awakening of the faculties
    • magic word on many lips. It is not difficult to-day to perceive how the
    • faculties which lie in the soul of man by means of which he can become aware
    • laid down by Spiritual Science, man awakens his soul faculties, he sees into
    • means of which a man has to awaken these faculties. Let us proceed from
    • in such a way that the conception may precede the perception. This faculty is
    • of this Rose Cross upon the soul and its slumbering faculties is very real.
    • man, when he ascends into the spiritual world through his own faculties,
    • feel united with what streamed into spiritual culture through those who
  • Title: Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • It cannot he doubted that the influence of the Bible on Western Culture has
    • slumbering powers and faculties exist within him; that there are certain great
    • moments in life when these spiritual faculties awaken just as when a blind man
    • its environment what is otherwise concealed. The awakening of the faculties
    • magic word on many lips. It is not difficult to-day to perceive how the
    • faculties which lie in the soul of man by means of which he can become aware
    • laid down by Spiritual Science, man awakens his soul faculties, he sees into
    • means of which a man has to awaken these faculties. Let us proceed from
    • in such a way that the conception may precede the perception. This faculty is
    • of this Rose Cross upon the soul and its slumbering faculties is very real.
    • man, when he ascends into the spiritual world through his own faculties,
    • feel united with what streamed into spiritual culture through those who
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • we come — as you know from the book Occult
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • death by cunning means. There are reasons which induce certain occult
    • Emperor Julian certain occult societies guarded their secrets so
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • faculty of judgment, comes into the world of thought, so, when we
    • assess the difficulties that will have to be overcome before the
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • cultivation of Paul's declaration, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • December to the 6th of January. From her biography it seems difficult
    • sentient world and we must read the occult signs that present this
    • cleanse Western culture of the luciferic remnants and in part we must
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • American culture is to explain everything from external appearance.
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • the Turkish element, yet occult vision, perceiving this struggle from
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • difficult to understand. When
    • is to be cultivated. Recently, a good and faithful colleague aged
    • remarks about Central European culture that one could imagine. The
    • science. Our spiritual science must cultivate souls on this earth who
    • ‘Occult Science’”
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • cultivation of Paul's declaration, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • December to the 6th of January. From her biography it seems difficult
    • sentient world and we must read the occult signs that present this
    • cleanse Western culture of the luciferic remnants and in part we must
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • American culture is to explain everything from external appearance.
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • the Turkish element, yet occult vision, perceiving this struggle from
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • difficult to understand. When
    • is to be cultivated. Recently, a good and faithful colleague aged
    • remarks about Central European culture that one could imagine. The
    • science. Our spiritual science must cultivate souls on this earth who
    • ‘Occult Science’”
  • Title: Lecture: The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace
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    • acquired the faculty of judgment necessary in physical life, namely,
    • for him to acquire the faculty of clear, intelligent perception of the
    • the undermining of the faculties of the human race. There we have the
    • reality. When the new faculty of vision that is to arise in the next
  • Title: Lecture: The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace
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    • acquired the faculty of judgment necessary in physical life, namely,
    • for him to acquire the faculty of clear, intelligent perception of the
    • the undermining of the faculties of the human race. There we have the
    • reality. When the new faculty of vision that is to arise in the next
  • Title: Lecture: Esoteric Studies: Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
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    • five cultural periods, up to and including our time, since that great
    • ancient Indian cultural epoch; of the second, the great ancient
    • have gone through various incarnations in these successive cultural epochs
    • previously experienced in the different cultural epochs.
    • was formed and developed in each cultural epoch — but note well that
    • cultural epochs, in one or, in most cases, in several incarnations.
    • great cultural progress of the earth, and it is narrow-mindedness in
    • Luciferic in all that it comprises. It is generally difficult to make
    • to the latest occult investigations, it is confirmed that there was an
    • from occult investigation that an earthquake had taken place, that
    • In this way we must understand the Resurrection occultly, and we need
    • occultly.
    • This is a remarkable passage in the occult sense. It does not in any
    • All these things can be understood today through occult principles, on
    • each well-instructed occultist will urge concerning the nature of
    • Occult Physiology, 1911.
  • Title: Lecture: Esoteric Studies: Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
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    • five cultural periods, up to and including our time, since that great
    • ancient Indian cultural epoch; of the second, the great ancient
    • have gone through various incarnations in these successive cultural epochs
    • previously experienced in the different cultural epochs.
    • was formed and developed in each cultural epoch — but note well that
    • cultural epochs, in one or, in most cases, in several incarnations.
    • great cultural progress of the earth, and it is narrow-mindedness in
    • Luciferic in all that it comprises. It is generally difficult to make
    • to the latest occult investigations, it is confirmed that there was an
    • from occult investigation that an earthquake had taken place, that
    • In this way we must understand the Resurrection occultly, and we need
    • occultly.
    • This is a remarkable passage in the occult sense. It does not in any
    • All these things can be understood today through occult principles, on
    • each well-instructed occultist will urge concerning the nature of
    • Occult Physiology, 1911.
  • Title: Lecture: Conscience and Wonder as Indications of Spiritual Vision in the Past and in the Future
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    • life much more difficult.
    • even the characteristic of western culture that people have, so to
    • forgotten them; but our whole culture stands to-day at a turning-point
    • universal faculty of mankind. And it will be thus . . . Let us imagine
  • Title: Lecture: Conscience and Wonder as Indications of Spiritual Vision in the Past and in the Future
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    • life much more difficult.
    • even the characteristic of western culture that people have, so to
    • forgotten them; but our whole culture stands to-day at a turning-point
    • universal faculty of mankind. And it will be thus . . . Let us imagine
  • Title: Lecture: Introductory Lecture. Winter Session, 1911-1912
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    • year — in spite of great difficulties — we were able to prepare three
    • Probation will indicate to you that occult observations, just as
    • to take a larger hall. But there is a difficulty there too. As you all
    • the space, and so on, for the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.
    • domains of life, and in the occult life too, is brought home in Course
    • which it would have been difficult to visit in the near future. In
    • this mysterious Individuality, all the occult truths gathered in the
    • occult ideal: There is in reality only one true form of occultism. To
    • occultism would make as much sense as to distinguish between Eastern
    • one kind of problem falls more readily into the sphere of occultism in
    • the East and another into that of occultism in the West. Everything
    • for years as the Appearance of Christ, is the result of the occult
    • esoteric schools, the European centres of occultism. All that has been
    • for the occult investigations which have continued in the West from
    • light to be shed on these things by occultism in the West. So far as
    • can be known from outside, the trend of occultism pursued in the East
    • thousands of years. In India and in Thibet, wonderful occult teachings
    • particularly interested in occult research concerning the Being of
    • cultivation of Universal Brotherhood! There are many such societies
    • and every normal, thinking person will approve of the cultivation of
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  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • characteristics and faculties of the Atlantean epoch still survived,
    • occultism as belonging, not to the progressive races, but to the
    • All this indicates that what may be surmised from a study of occult
    • those laws of which knowledge can be acquired only along the occult
    • material culture. The treasures of wisdom will come into their own
    • concerning the Krishna- or Brahman-culture, or the ancient
    • Zoroastrian culture. In the older civilisations there was, naturally,
    • the spiritual culture of the West — to such an extent indeed, that it
    • mentality, spiritual treasures will pour from Chinese culture, and
    • products of such culture cannot be grasped by the pedantic thought
    • culture which arose on the soil of the ancient Chinese civilisation.
    • things that have passed over into Chinese culture from Atlantean
    • acquired in Christian culture in such a way that it will have to be
    • bygone ages it constituted the spiritual culture of our Earth. But
    • every epoch has its own mission, and that of Western culture is to
    • Post-Atlantean, Christian culture has imparted to the soul. Weaklings,
    • culture and a firm footing on the soil resulting from evolution
    • it was an example of the fact that occultism and earnest spiritual
    • striving for occult knowledge can be true, genuine and sincere ...
    • further the development of the occult life! And the fact that we would
  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • will be difficult to realise that even in what is, apparently, quite
    • difficult always to see through maya; when people are deeply imbedded
    • to teachings concerning a spiritual world although it is not difficult
  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • over the globe and also of its deep roots in the culture of the
    • occultism, with this remarkable poem of the Finns — who are
    • presented today, biblical and other records clearly based upon occult
    • “Kalewala,” has a special and unique occult significance. My
    • acquired purely through occult research and occult observation
    • Occult research was the only source consulted. And now, because our
    • friends in the Finnish Section desired me to speak of the occult
    • closely, and with occult means, it becomes apparent that these three
    • occult truths restores to the traditions of religion, which rest upon
    • occult foundations, their ancient value and meaning. Man received
    • them, there is occult content which can be rediscovered today, just as
    • occult content can be rediscovered in Homer's Iliad, in the
    • the realm of occultism, shines forth in Imaginations deriving from
    • been born at the same time as Christian culture among the other
    • peoples of Europe: for Christian culture arose long after clairvoyance
    • brought into play by Christian culture. This is something quite
    • people, a number of occult Imaginations. If we follow the matter in
    • occult content of the Folk-Epics, with particular reference to the
    • the whole world of culture are turning to it. In what is the most
    • the Holy Rishis of India, culture “flowed” as it were,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Idea of Reincarnation and Its Introduction Into Western Culture
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    • THE IDEA OF REINCARNATION AND ITS INTRODUCTION INTO WESTERN CULTURE
    • epoch of culture, he does not vanish from the field of evolution, but
    • The First Post-Atlantean epoch of culture after the great Atlantean
    • due course, by an ascent. Graeco-Latin culture, for instance, was a
    • Oriental culture and Christianity (not Pagan or even ancient Hebrew
    • culture) — a difference which becomes clear when insight into
    • which, up to now, Christianity has paid little heed. Oriental culture
    • Oriental teachings. As a result of this, Oriental culture contains
    • And now compare this with characteristic features of western culture.
    • one incarnation to another, whereas western culture has been little
    • we beginning — having acquired in western culture a gauge as it
    • existence which Oriental culture accepts as a matter of course,
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • only say that in the light of occult knowledge, Elijah was one who
    • being described in the light of occult knowledge.
    • — in the characters of an “occult script,” as it might
    • “occult script.”
    • although, to begin with he was not understood. Occult investigation
    • Occult investigation finds that in Elijah, in John the Baptist, in
    • glimpses of a future when a spiritual culture will spread peace
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of the Earth
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    • It would be difficult today to find anyone in civilised Europe who has
    • certain period of Greek culture. In the works of Aeschylus, what we
    • begin to philosophise in the world of Graeco-Latin culture. And a
    • difficult to maintain in true and right perspective, this concept of
    • whatever to do. That is a point where the culture of our day abandons
    • point to the fact that in the Fourth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture,
    • We look at the Fourth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture and perceive,
    • Movement and then it would not be possible to cultivate the true
    • “Second Logos” and that we are said to be cultivating a
    • other country; we are said to be cultivating a “narrow”
    • culture of humanity and the conviction that this Impulse has lived its
    • whatever moral strength and power of conscience has been cultivated by
  • Title: Lecture: The Signature of Human Evolution The Advancing Individuality
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    • culture, lying as it does in the middle of the Post-Atlantean period,
    • Gothic architecture gives the keynote. This is an occult fact. It is
    • epoch, that of ancient Persian culture, will be recapitulated in the
    • of ancient Indian culture, will be recapitulated — not, of
    • worlds of Divine Spirit, was present not only in the culture which
    • upon which there has been much reflection and upon which occult
    • to light by occult investigation. Nearly all the peoples who have left
    • men, culture was inspired, paramountly, by the human ether-body;
    • during the ancient Persian epoch, culture was inspired by the astral
    • Spirit-Self will gradually be imbued into culture. In that development
    • gradually unfolded but, strangely enough, the faculty for gazing into
    • the ancient Persian epoch, the faculty of looking outwards into the
    • with a faculty which tells him of the outer world, clouds the bright
    • culture — those who were living now during the Second Post-Atlantean
    • fancy, but an occult fact. It is clear, therefore, that the Greeks
    • into Western Culture) dealt with this subject. Western culture, the
    • beginnings of which were mingled with the ancient Hebrew culture, has
    • the physical plane between birth and death; Western culture cannot
    • aspiration, for it is a necessity in the evolution and culture of the
    • work that it is difficult to imagine him rising still higher or
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  • Title: Lecture: Consciousness, Memory, Karma
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    • until your death. It will not be difficult to realise that what you
    • not be Man. A being who did not unfold the faculty of memory belonging
    • would possess the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing, but
  • Title: Lecture: Form-creating Forces
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    • earlier periods of culture, outer marks of race will be much less of a
    • that just as there was one leading race in each of the culture-epochs
    • distinguished by physical attributes. The ancient Indian culture was
    • borne and sustained by a leading race; so, too, was the culture of
    • already today it is apparent that culture, instead of being borne by
    • Spiritual Science that culture — a spiritual culture — must
    • beings belonging to the Sixth epoch of culture — for they, in the
    • culture without distinction of race, colour, and so forth, it will not
    • cherish groundless hopes of a future culture emanating from one
    • fundamental character of the Sixth epoch of culture, is no kind of
    • can only be actually discovered by occult research. This evidence can
    • And so it is the task of occultism — if one may speak of
    • occultism having such a task at the present time — to provide objective
    • actually be discovered only through occult research, they can be
    • the human being. The ideal vantage-point is that the occult teacher is
    • Earth-existence as brought to light by occult research, will not speak
    • It is all-important to realise that the faculties of man have
    • Occultism reveals still more clearly how the several streams of
    • culture are gradually converging into one; but as they converge, they
    • must be recognised and identified. The very operations of occult
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    • Western Culture. The Heralding of Christianity.
  • Title: Lecture: Foreword
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    • Steiner in his lectures often makes it difficult to arrange certain
    • the spirit of true occultists of all ages who make a link with the
    • main they were connected with the occult despotism — for so
    • succumb to the failings into which occult societies so easily lapse
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    • the Culture-streams of Ancient
    • ancient Egypt during Egyptian cultural epoch, that the same souls are
    • cultural monuments that they see again today. The same souls that
    • changed. Before ancient Egypt there were still other cultures. By
    • means of occult research we can see much further back into the gray
    • We may assume that when quieter times set in, special cultural
    • a region of central Asia, and from that point cultural colonies were
    • and had its own culture. Paying due heed to what was already present,
    • these colonists founded the first post-Atlantean culture. This was
    • final echoes of a very early Indian culture that was directed by
    • culture of a unique kind, and we today can form only a feeble idea of
    • Indian culture.
    • After this culture there followed another, the second cultural epoch
    • flowed and the Persian culture arose. Long did the Indian culture
    • land of the Nile, the culture that is comprised under the four names,
    • culture arose in Asia Minor and northern Africa, and reached its
    • the other, in the Egyptian culture.
    • the Greco-Roman culture, which dawns with the songs of Homer and goes
    • the first period, that of the Indian culture, we will find that this
    • first culture later recrudesces in a new form in the seventh period.
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    • first cultural epoch of this period will repeat itself in the last,
    • the seventh; how the Persian culture will repeat itself in the sixth;
    • and how the Egyptian culture, which will occupy us during the next few
    • period. Of the fourth culture, the Greco-Latin, we were able to say
    • connections in the cultures of the post-Atlantean time, which follows
    • seventh culture of the fifth epoch will find its conclusion. These are
    • approach to the repetitions. When in the realm of occultism we speak
    • of such repetitions, saying that the first cultural epoch repeats
    • If we wish to understand the cultural epochs more clearly, we must
    • unconsciousness. For the occultist, this is really not so much a lack
    • see him pass through the cultural epochs of the post-Atlantean time;
    • Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian, the Greco-Latin culture, and our fifth
    • culture. What, above all things, had man lost? He had lost something
    • the etheric dust or points, and the five cultural periods of the
    • first post-Atlantean culture recapitulated in the spirit what had
    • Now let us look at the second cultural period. In the principles of
    • In the third cultural epoch, man had to say to himself, “In me
    • cultural periods. What took place during sleep in the Atlantean time
    • Yesterday we examined the relations of the single cultures of the
    • reflected in the religious views of these cultures.
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    • the holy pre-Vedic Indian culture, in its philosophical conceptions,
    • second cultural period, the old Persian, as a philosophic-religious
    • ancient Indian, Persian, and Egyptian cultures. If we want to form a
    • true picture of the religious experiences of these ancient cultures,
    • whole of Atlantean culture was destroyed immediately after the great
    • having retained a high degree of clairvoyant ability. This faculty did
    • his pupils deep into Asia and thence fructified the other cultures,
    • Asia, whence the great cultural streams could flow into the most
    • Northern India was the first country to receive its new cultural
    • little groups of cultural pioneers nowhere found un-populated
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • religious ideas which for that age are less advanced, less cultivated;
    • described above, and into these images was poured the culture that was
    • In ancient India the Rishis guided the culture. We must try to
    • those who could develop their spiritual faculties learned to see more
    • deeply into the world-all, awakening the slumbering faculties so as to
    • proceeded the spiritual impulses of the various cultures. In order
    • is difficult. Thoughts can work on the etheric body today, and in the
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    • the ancient holy Indian culture. This was the fruit of the Greek's
    • of the ancient holy Indian culture and had Manu for their own teacher.
    • crept into the naming of the planets. In all occult nomenclature, what
    • of the solar system. We find hints of this in many ancient occult
    • feel something of what flowed into this culture at that time. When the
    • culture, were transmitted to the following epochs, and were
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period, in the Greco-Latin culture. These
    • person with occult training knows that when the physical body
    • In the Egyptian culture there still reigned that principle which, in
    • great teacher of that first sublime culture. In the first
    • post-Atlantean culture it was the Rishis who brought the sublime
    • of higher Devachan. In the succeeding cultural periods, what was seen
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    • various cultural periods of the post-Atlantean time. The deepest
    • earth were reflected in the Persian and Egyptian cultures. What
    • ensouled, inspirited, by the force of love. This is difficult for the
    • occultists are the only exception. One who reads a description of the
    • hurled out. Mighty catastrophes shook the earth, and for the occultist
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    • Facts of Occult Anatomy and Physiology.
    • In this Egyptian occult teaching we have a chapter of occult anatomy
    • as this was cultivated in an Egyptian mystery-school, insofar as man
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    • changes, this legend pervaded all the cults of Egypt as long as any
    • mysteries, but it is also accepted as true by the modern occultist of
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    • imagination, as some kind of goddess to whom a cult had been dedicated
    • here described was known in certain regions, the Nerthus cult existed.
    • way for real seeing is a symbol in the occult sense. A symbol is a
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    • which could be called “facts of occult anatomy and
    • between the whole Egyptian cultural period, and our own time.
    • clairvoyant perception, together with the faculty of seeing the gods
    • even into the post-Atlantean cultures. At the time when Christianity
    • consciousness for the people of the first post-Atlantean culture, whom
    • into the souls of the people of the Indian culture in general, in the
    • Indian culture the time was past when he could see into the spiritual
    • post-Atlantean culture entertained little interest for what occurred
    • cultural period, out of which arose Zarathustra, the great pupil of
    • between the Indian and Persian cultures, we may say that a member of
    • the Persian culture felt the physical to be not merely a burden, but a
    • was taken by the members of the Persian culture. They hoped that the
    • of the Indian culture, who did not plant his feet in this way, would
    • cultural epoch, in the Egyptian-Babylonian-Assyrian-Chaldean culture.
    • me by occult vision, by initiation. When the initiating priest endows
    • the third cultural period. Man had progressed so far that for the
    • by piece our post-Atlantean cultures embodied their impulses in human
    • In all of this we have somewhat characterized the first three cultural
    • achieved in the fourth cultural period.
    • Boecklin's colors,** but all occult
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    • good use, despite the assertion of modern cultural history that Greek
    • sloughed off all the cravings that he had cultivated through the
    • culture. Then we looked upon the gigantic pyramids and the other
    • culture, he felt himself more connected with physical matter, and he
    • continued, together with the acquisition of certain faculties with
    • such a view will never be able to give a cultural impulse. These are
    • present the real occult facts, and then try to understand the pictures
    • that have arisen out of the occult facts and have passed over into the
    • nothing to the occult facts, but leave this delicate embellishment to
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    • culture. It has been stated that the Indian period will repeat itself
    • gods with animal heads. Therefore from an occult view it was quite
    • implanted the faculty of intelligence in men, and in portraying him they
    • patient. A great treasure of occult wisdom in the domain of medicine
    • one-sided way. The true occultist will never be one-sided. How often
    • can proceed from occultism. If there were no campaigns against the
    • fifth cultural periods.
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    • the present cultural epoch. We have seen how, in this Greco-Latin
    • culture, a marriage was achieved between spirit and matter in Greek
    • tragedy, sought to portray his own union with this epoch of culture.
    • If in the succeeding time the progress of culture had continued in the
    • but the spirit had not been lost. The normal course of culture would
    • culture thereafter. It showed the way to the overcoming of matter. It
    • Now the various cultures did not come to abrupt ends. The essence of
    • the Indian culture remained, although it underwent a change. It was
    • preserved alongside the following cultures. In the continuation of the
    • Indian culture that was contemporaneous with the Egyptian, something
    • accepts the standpoint of occultism.†
    • person. For the occultist spiritual experiences are entirely valid,
    • world, and cultivate in the physical world what he had inherited from
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    • Lecture 1 ... Spiritual connections between the culture-streams of
    • Lecture 6 ... The influence of Osiris and Isis. Facts of occult
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    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • occult investigation to our aid. Here another polarity confronts us
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • Why is this the case? Occultism shows us that in respect of his will
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • individuals, but we can do nothing as regards the will. By cultivating
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • The occult observer is able to see a continual streaming from outside
    • only knew how badly they betray themselves to occult observation when
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • No word shall be said here against the great advances made by culture
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • constructive forces into human culture and civilisation.
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
    • evolution we shall learn to assess our culture at its true value. We
    • to establish it is very difficult.” Why is this? Because no
    • which, as in so much else, Oriental Occultism and Mysticism alone give
    • Anthroposophy. The cultivation of Anthroposophy thus becomes a duty;
    • many questions. Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a
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    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • occult investigation to our aid. Here another polarity confronts us
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • Why is this the case? Occultism shows us that in respect of his will
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • individuals, but we can do nothing as regards the will. By cultivating
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • The occult observer is able to see a continual streaming from outside
    • only knew how badly they betray themselves to occult observation when
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • No word shall be said here against the great advances made by culture
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • constructive forces into human culture and civilisation.
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
    • evolution we shall learn to assess our culture at its true value. We
    • to establish it is very difficult.” Why is this? Because no
    • which, as in so much else, Oriental Occultism and Mysticism alone give
    • Anthroposophy. The cultivation of Anthroposophy thus becomes a duty;
    • many questions. Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • “An Outline of Occult Science.”
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • the Spirit: which from henceforward must fertilise all cultural life,
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • Needless to say, every branch of culture has many different branches
    • the faculty to perceive men pictorially. You have already heard the
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • arise a faculty to feel and apprehend in man, even as we meet him, his
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
    • future. Men must acquire the faculty to perceive the inner gesture in
    • ruts, and that is what makes it so very difficult to speak of such
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • “An Outline of Occult Science.”
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • the Spirit: which from henceforward must fertilise all cultural life,
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • Needless to say, every branch of culture has many different branches
    • the faculty to perceive men pictorially. You have already heard the
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • arise a faculty to feel and apprehend in man, even as we meet him, his
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
    • future. Men must acquire the faculty to perceive the inner gesture in
    • ruts, and that is what makes it so very difficult to speak of such
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    • difficult tasks, and that nothing in life demands more in the way of
    • It is difficult, however, to come to terms with joy and happiness. Much as
    • Here occult investigation reveals a significant fact. The people with whom
    • life, just as is the faculty of speech. The greater part of our ideas live in
    • speech. Most of our ideas are derived from our faculty to express ourselves
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    • difficult tasks, and that nothing in life demands more in the way of
    • It is difficult, however, to come to terms with joy and happiness. Much as
    • Here occult investigation reveals a significant fact. The people with whom
    • life, just as is the faculty of speech. The greater part of our ideas live in
    • speech. Most of our ideas are derived from our faculty to express ourselves
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • become selfless. This is a duty of our present culture to the future.
    • near future we may offer certain occult proofs of these facts in order to
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • become selfless. This is a duty of our present culture to the future.
    • near future we may offer certain occult proofs of these facts in order to
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    • under most difficult conditions, was able to think that at last some good
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    • under most difficult conditions, was able to think that at last some good
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    • begins to make his own faculty of judgment felt, comes only at the
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    • begins to make his own faculty of judgment felt, comes only at the
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    • Yet of course it must appeal to faculties of cognition which are quite
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • faculties through which the spiritual world is manifested just as the
    • the spiritual world. Because he has developed certain faculties, the spiritual
    • that the results obtained by the developed faculties of the spiritual
    • faculties of erect posture, of speech, of thought and memory, and finally the
    • faculty of perceiving the super-sensible element acting in both man and
    • and after the fourteenth year of human life. This and similar difficulties can
    • development of our own faculties is something that concerns ourselves,
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    • Yet of course it must appeal to faculties of cognition which are quite
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • faculties through which the spiritual world is manifested just as the
    • the spiritual world. Because he has developed certain faculties, the spiritual
    • that the results obtained by the developed faculties of the spiritual
    • faculties of erect posture, of speech, of thought and memory, and finally the
    • faculty of perceiving the super-sensible element acting in both man and
    • and after the fourteenth year of human life. This and similar difficulties can
    • development of our own faculties is something that concerns ourselves,
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    • highly than the occult teacher. The instructor of mystical and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • level of inner development and require careful observation. The occult
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • awaken the slumbering soul faculties; let them arise out of the inner
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • in occult schools. Such instruction is still being given out in occult
    • from the great book of occult schooling. A person who makes use of
    • important aspects of soul life, through commercial channels. Occult
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • difficult to cast aside in our civilization, namely, the urge to learn
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • chance to gain occult powers. Every moment during which a person
    • three levels toward spiritual awakening. The three stages of occult
    • faculty of expressing himself in the spirit realm. What I have had to
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
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    • highly than the occult teacher. The instructor of mystical and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • level of inner development and require careful observation. The occult
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • awaken the slumbering soul faculties; let them arise out of the inner
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • in occult schools. Such instruction is still being given out in occult
    • from the great book of occult schooling. A person who makes use of
    • important aspects of soul life, through commercial channels. Occult
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • difficult to cast aside in our civilization, namely, the urge to learn
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • chance to gain occult powers. Every moment during which a person
    • three levels toward spiritual awakening. The three stages of occult
    • faculty of expressing himself in the spirit realm. What I have had to
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
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    • cult we might find similar pictures.
    • initiate who had acquired the faculty of clairvoyance already in his
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    • cult we might find similar pictures.
    • initiate who had acquired the faculty of clairvoyance already in his
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    • is difficult to speak of such a unique and deeply significant subject
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • The experiences of mankind in ancient cultures — in those of Egypt
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • We need only compare the experiences of mankind in our present culture
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • Men in ancient cultures faced the world as a child does. The child's
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • These mysteries, which existed in every culture and which to some
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
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    • is difficult to speak of such a unique and deeply significant subject
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • The experiences of mankind in ancient cultures — in those of Egypt
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • We need only compare the experiences of mankind in our present culture
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • Men in ancient cultures faced the world as a child does. The child's
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • These mysteries, which existed in every culture and which to some
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
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    • It is a small but important aspect of the occult scientific basis of religions
    • course, is called spirit man in terms of spiritual or occult science. The
    • occult science of the different religions has thus simply taught what it
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    • It is a small but important aspect of the occult scientific basis of religions
    • course, is called spirit man in terms of spiritual or occult science. The
    • occult science of the different religions has thus simply taught what it
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    • From an occult point of view, what is done out of love brings no
    • itself. The impulse for this is not strong in humanity. But occultism
    • more. Occultism says: Love is for the world what the sun is for
    • cultivate love, creative forces pour into the world. Can the intellect
    • great danger that — if it is cultivated without the Christ
    • From this the conclusion must not be drawn that we should not cultivate
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    • From an occult point of view, what is done out of love brings no
    • itself. The impulse for this is not strong in humanity. But occultism
    • more. Occultism says: Love is for the world what the sun is for
    • cultivate love, creative forces pour into the world. Can the intellect
    • great danger that — if it is cultivated without the Christ
    • From this the conclusion must not be drawn that we should not cultivate
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    • Occult Science,
    • published by a Cingalese, an Indian of Ceylon, The Culture of Souls
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    • Occult Science,
    • published by a Cingalese, an Indian of Ceylon, The Culture of Souls
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    • THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD
    • occult science, that these legends and myths are the expressions of a
    • form what the occult investigation of today is revealing to us with
    • world. Thus the occultist, looking upon this world of the senses, sees
    • possessed of a soul, is what the occultist, or spiritual scientist,
    • And so it is that in wisdom occult science has ever recognized what
    • Occult investigation shows decisively that all the things which
    • of view taken by occultism, the things presented to us in the sense
    • occultist as are externally perceptible colors to the physical eye.
    • occultist merely something which he adds in thought to what is
    • acquire, the necessary faculties for the cognition of spiritual
    • In past times people were possessed of a clairvoyant faculty which is
    • the experiences of his ancestors by means of his inner faculty. He
    • changed. It came about through a cause well known to occult history.
    • of occult development regains this clairvoyance, and transmutes it
    • that of the other. This has been known to occultism for ages. If you
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    • THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD
    • occult science, that these legends and myths are the expressions of a
    • form what the occult investigation of today is revealing to us with
    • world. Thus the occultist, looking upon this world of the senses, sees
    • possessed of a soul, is what the occultist, or spiritual scientist,
    • And so it is that in wisdom occult science has ever recognized what
    • Occult investigation shows decisively that all the things which
    • of view taken by occultism, the things presented to us in the sense
    • occultist as are externally perceptible colors to the physical eye.
    • occultist merely something which he adds in thought to what is
    • acquire, the necessary faculties for the cognition of spiritual
    • In past times people were possessed of a clairvoyant faculty which is
    • the experiences of his ancestors by means of his inner faculty. He
    • changed. It came about through a cause well known to occult history.
    • of occult development regains this clairvoyance, and transmutes it
    • that of the other. This has been known to occultism for ages. If you
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    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • occult facts. In this case we must recognize the existence and efficacy of
    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
    • The cultivation of the will, as we may call it, is most important. I have
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
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    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • occult facts. In this case we must recognize the existence and efficacy of
    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
    • The cultivation of the will, as we may call it, is most important. I have
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
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    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • will not be a problem. But it is difficult in the face of the prevalent,
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    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • will not be a problem. But it is difficult in the face of the prevalent,
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    • acquired the faculty of letting the new picture melt into the preceding one
    • He need not even choose so difficult a subject as this one. The point is not
    • at all to change one's mental process through difficult exercises, but to
    • difficult to overcome such a condition, it is extremely useful to do so. It
    • If he had cultivated correct habits of thinking, this man would have said
    • the parents of our thoughts. He who knows life knows how difficult it is
    • sound and wholesome subjects that are least affected by our culture.
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    • acquired the faculty of letting the new picture melt into the preceding one
    • He need not even choose so difficult a subject as this one. The point is not
    • at all to change one's mental process through difficult exercises, but to
    • difficult to overcome such a condition, it is extremely useful to do so. It
    • If he had cultivated correct habits of thinking, this man would have said
    • the parents of our thoughts. He who knows life knows how difficult it is
    • sound and wholesome subjects that are least affected by our culture.
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    • in the Atlantean epoch would so have developed his whole life-culture
    • to influence the culture of Egypt, taught the people to revere that
    • humanity to think in thoughts, this faculty not being aroused in man
    • upon our present faculty of memory as a preparatory stage, many of us
    • perceptive faculty will then arise in man and his ordinary memory,
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    • in the Atlantean epoch would so have developed his whole life-culture
    • to influence the culture of Egypt, taught the people to revere that
    • humanity to think in thoughts, this faculty not being aroused in man
    • upon our present faculty of memory as a preparatory stage, many of us
    • perceptive faculty will then arise in man and his ordinary memory,
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    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian period of culture, then the
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • culture.
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • post-Atlantean epoch must prepare the coming sixth epoch of culture.
    • of the sixth epoch of culture. Thus it has been in each of the
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • whom other things were cultivated than those cultivated in the outer
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • culture in the sixth epoch, will be a certain moral quality. Little of
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
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    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian period of culture, then the
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • culture.
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • post-Atlantean epoch must prepare the coming sixth epoch of culture.
    • of the sixth epoch of culture. Thus it has been in each of the
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • whom other things were cultivated than those cultivated in the outer
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • culture in the sixth epoch, will be a certain moral quality. Little of
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • Faculties, however, that enable him to be actively engaged in
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    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • Faculties, however, that enable him to be actively engaged in
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    • community is facing a difficult year, that all our forces must be gathered
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    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
    • Now we must come to ancient Greece, and the time when Greek culture was
    • on earth, and you must therefore take upon yourself the difficulty of
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    • Now we must come to ancient Greece, and the time when Greek culture was
    • on earth, and you must therefore take upon yourself the difficulty of
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of Spiritual Research For Moral Action
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    • really justified. We must reach very deeply into occult research if we
    • applicable to the earth organism we can say that what occultism
    • It is really a simple thought, yet people have a difficult time grasping it.
    • impress such thoughts upon our culture; let one try with these thoughts to
    • culture, if it streamed into the soul already in childhood, it would provide
    • it is difficult. People have a certain antipathy toward moral preachments.
    • the whole human organism. But occult research shows that the following
    • physical part of these other people will be fundamentally coarser. Occult
    • Such a picture as that contemplated in advance by the occult researcher is
    • My dear friends, it is true that to establish morality is difficult; to
    • he said that to establish morality is difficult.
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    • applicable to the earth organism we can say that what occultism
    • It is really a simple thought, yet people have a difficult time grasping it.
    • impress such thoughts upon our culture; let one try with these thoughts to
    • culture, if it streamed into the soul already in childhood, it would provide
    • it is difficult. People have a certain antipathy toward moral preachments.
    • the whole human organism. But occult research shows that the following
    • physical part of these other people will be fundamentally coarser. Occult
    • Such a picture as that contemplated in advance by the occult researcher is
    • My dear friends, it is true that to establish morality is difficult; to
    • he said that to establish morality is difficult.
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    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • can from an occult perspective be seen to govern our life. When we
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • truly more and more difficult because the anti-social forces are
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • that it would be difficult in our time for people to develop
    • us? How can we cultivate the social element, this interest of man in
    • again within our soul, this is a faculty which is decreasing week by
    • faculty for the other is something that must enter into pedagogy and
    • faculty in us if, instead of striving after the immediate sensations
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • each time. According to true occult science, nothing can be done by
    • always be cultivating them afresh. This is just as it should be
    • therefore a question of training ourselves in this faculty — through
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • inherited faculties. Because the English-speaking peoples have been
    • especially prepared for the cultivation of the Consciousness Soul they
    • is in the West, and can indeed be best cultivated as a quality among
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    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • can from an occult perspective be seen to govern our life. When we
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • truly more and more difficult because the anti-social forces are
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • that it would be difficult in our time for people to develop
    • us? How can we cultivate the social element, this interest of man in
    • again within our soul, this is a faculty which is decreasing week by
    • faculty for the other is something that must enter into pedagogy and
    • faculty in us if, instead of striving after the immediate sensations
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • each time. According to true occult science, nothing can be done by
    • always be cultivating them afresh. This is just as it should be
    • therefore a question of training ourselves in this faculty — through
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • inherited faculties. Because the English-speaking peoples have been
    • especially prepared for the cultivation of the Consciousness Soul they
    • is in the West, and can indeed be best cultivated as a quality among
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    • signify for men of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. He
    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • the whole period of Middle European culture of which I spoke
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • of culture there is no real grasp of the spirit, no experience of it
    • must be said that this culture was empty of spirit. And because of
    • stream of culture: men were unable to perceive, to divine, the
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • Greek culture which enables the soul-quality of the spirit to pulsate
    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • juristic culture was fitting and appropriate. Then this same juristic
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
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    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • the whole period of Middle European culture of which I spoke
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • of culture there is no real grasp of the spirit, no experience of it
    • must be said that this culture was empty of spirit. And because of
    • stream of culture: men were unable to perceive, to divine, the
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • Greek culture which enables the soul-quality of the spirit to pulsate
    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • juristic culture was fitting and appropriate. Then this same juristic
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
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    • The occult science of the Hebrews called this “ I ” the ineffable
    • Godhead. You will have no difficulty in understanding this if you do
    • The training of the student in true occultism does not depend on what
    • Therefore you have done more for your real occult development if you
    • the vehicle of the faculty of memory, but not of memory as conscious
    • impossible for him to live with them: difficulties arise and he is
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    • Godhead. You will have no difficulty in understanding this if you do
    • The training of the student in true occultism does not depend on what
    • Therefore you have done more for your real occult development if you
    • the vehicle of the faculty of memory, but not of memory as conscious
    • impossible for him to live with them: difficulties arise and he is
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • can say is that man is on the way to freedom. By cultivating
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • Faculties of cognition, which in ordinary life, and in the pursuit also of
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    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • can say is that man is on the way to freedom. By cultivating
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • Faculties of cognition, which in ordinary life, and in the pursuit also of
  • Title: Lecture: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
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    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
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    • Thus what sprang as science from an ancient culture, and was still
    • “Occult Science”
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    • Thus what sprang as science from an ancient culture, and was still
    • “Occult Science”
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • normal educational preparation this is really not to difficult, but
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • cultures, or at primitive peoples, and one has only to follow the
    • which demands for them in the political and cultural context the same
    • the entire cultural progress that has been brought forth by this
    • culture. One looked at it differently in every way. This is not said
    • question is a product of our present culture and can be posed only
    • culture has become, in the greatest sense, a male culture
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • culture (Geisteskultur) has otherwise produced is but a trifle.
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • areas of spiritual life, ancient culture, ancient religion; on all
    • testimony of those who have a higher faculty of perception, and who
    • certain latent faculties and who can thus see more than others. Their
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • normal educational preparation this is really not to difficult, but
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • cultures, or at primitive peoples, and one has only to follow the
    • which demands for them in the political and cultural context the same
    • the entire cultural progress that has been brought forth by this
    • culture. One looked at it differently in every way. This is not said
    • question is a product of our present culture and can be posed only
    • culture has become, in the greatest sense, a male culture
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • culture (Geisteskultur) has otherwise produced is but a trifle.
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • areas of spiritual life, ancient culture, ancient religion; on all
    • testimony of those who have a higher faculty of perception, and who
    • certain latent faculties and who can thus see more than others. Their
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    • and faculties possessed by humanity in general constantly changing in
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • In this domain it is extremely difficult even to formulate a concrete
    • faculties. Everyone can do so, who does not bar his own way with his
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    • and faculties possessed by humanity in general constantly changing in
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • In this domain it is extremely difficult even to formulate a concrete
    • faculties. Everyone can do so, who does not bar his own way with his
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • “Occult Science”),
    • feels how difficult it is to clothe these experiences in the words of
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    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • “Occult Science”),
    • feels how difficult it is to clothe these experiences in the words of
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • Gnostics and all Occultists conceive mathematical science as an
    • We must attain the faculty to speak of the realms of Life and Soul,
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • the mathematics of the infinitely small; nevertheless to the Occultist
    • No one can become an Occultist who is not able to accomplish within
    • from those who wished to become his disciples. But the Occultist who
    • has grasped what the advanced Occultist is able to perceive in higher
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • for the Occultist who will raise himself to the higher worlds with
    • in a semi-conscious longing. The Occultist and the Mystic live in the
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • through this, that the gates of Mysticism and Occultism are thrown
    • heights of sense-free perception. This is the Occultist. Just as the
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    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • Gnostics and all Occultists conceive mathematical science as an
    • We must attain the faculty to speak of the realms of Life and Soul,
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • the mathematics of the infinitely small; nevertheless to the Occultist
    • No one can become an Occultist who is not able to accomplish within
    • from those who wished to become his disciples. But the Occultist who
    • has grasped what the advanced Occultist is able to perceive in higher
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • for the Occultist who will raise himself to the higher worlds with
    • in a semi-conscious longing. The Occultist and the Mystic live in the
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • through this, that the gates of Mysticism and Occultism are thrown
    • heights of sense-free perception. This is the Occultist. Just as the
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    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
    • Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish, because his
    • may have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
    • Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish, because his
    • may have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • difficult to find a concept of guilt in this sense in any of his
    • him. But in Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish,
    • have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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    • difficult to find a concept of guilt in this sense in any of his
    • him. But in Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish,
    • have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Contents
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    • Ancient oriental culture based on the six upper senses. Western
    • culture based on the six lower senses. Aristotelianism in Christian
    • The faculty of memory and the capacity for love, though facts of
    • soul-life, belong to the bodily life. Faculty of ideation dependent
    • upon the formation of the head, faculty of memory upon the
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    • Although to begin with it is more difficult to point to an organ for
    • civilisation, or culture, or refinement of taste has not developed so
    • promote culture is useless if its thought is full of confused ideas,
    • happens when you move your arm — not at least without a faculty
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    • You see at once how difficult it is to make do with the rough and
    • difficulty — only by the survey of ever wider and wider
    • culture.
    • 325; there you have a period which it is very difficult to get to
    • >Oriental culture
    • culture. And you understand that culture best when you understand it
    • > Western culture
    • to designate as oriental culture what was first revealed through the
    • western culture. This western culture is in essentials derived from
    • in the Veda culture, the Yoga culture, must start from an
    • of the Anglo-American nature, of western culture.
    • Eastern Culture
    • Western Culture
    • A spirit specially representative of the rise of this culture is Lord
    • ancient cultures he talks nonsense; he knows nothing about them. That
    • characteristic of the emergence of a culture that corresponds with
    • — it was possible to live with the culture of the upper man, but
    • it will not be possible to live with the culture of the lower man. For
    • And it is the crucial test, not only of the value of modern culture,
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    • You have on the one hand the faculty of memory, an important
    • The human faculty of memory must be understood entirely out of human
    • faculty of memory arises more out of the child's inward development,
    • difficulties in remembering; while on the other hand such children
    • perception, that the child forms concepts; but that the faculty of
    • Thus, when we see that the child's faculty of forming concepts, his
    • faculty of thought, depends upon his head-formation, we can also say
    • On the other hand, what develops in us as the faculty of memory
    • previous earth-life, and the other, the faculty of memory, he acquires
    • primarily for use between birth and death and which we cultivate in
    • and death, but that we have to develop a higher faculty which traces
    • and in which the faculty of memory plays an essential role. One can
    • in this the faculty of memory is at work, for one cannot easily learn
    • such a way as to reproduce what he has learnt unless a clear faculty
    • one hand you have the human being shaping his concept-forming faculty
    • with ideas. In short, in the life of ideas, in the faculty of
    • connection between the faculty of memory and the organisation outside
    • connection between the capacity for feeling and the faculty of memory.
    • the way the faculty of memory is derived. One only has to be capable
    • faculty of memory is active, to begin with, in growth.
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    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • occult fact. We shall find that precisely when we are speaking about
    • faculties; but when we think it over, we shall realise that it
    • developed clairvoyance, realise why it is so difficult for human
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • to enter the spiritual world. The concept is extremely difficult to
    • that a head-bone might be produced from it. It is a difficult concept
    • Space ”. It is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
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    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • occult fact. We shall find that precisely when we are speaking about
    • faculties; but when we think it over, we shall realise that it
    • developed clairvoyance, realise why it is so difficult for human
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • to enter the spiritual world. The concept is extremely difficult to
    • that a head-bone might be produced from it. It is a difficult concept
    • Space ”. It is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • own day. When we speak of Egyptian civilization in the occult sense we
    • their highly cultivated sense of beauty, and on the other hand in the
    • means of history and of occultism we can trace out that which took
    • place in ancient Egypt. We see how the threads of culture stretch from
    • When art still possessed occult traditions these mutually supporting
    • with stone; that which was already there occultly they filled with
    • mysterious occult currents are active also beneath, so that what is
    • — but your body held fast as a mummy. This fact had an occult
    • This ought to arouse a faint idea of the countless occult threads
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture II: Ancient Wisdom and the new Apocalyptic Wisdom. Temple sleep. Isis and the Madonna. Past stages of Evolution. The bestowing of the Ego. Future Powers.
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    • It is very difficult for the materialist thought of the present day to
    • principle of initiation it is very difficult nowadays to obtain
    • wisdom, more difficult than formerly, when the memory of ancient
    • is difficult; therefore we can understand that the sense-world seems
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
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    • milk. This is an absolutely occult fact. The sensation of the earth
    • abstraction. It is not so to the occult observer. To him the whole
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture IV: The Outer Manifestations of Spiritual Beings in the Elements. Their connection with Man. Cosmic partitions. The Myth of Osiris.
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture V: The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynami's, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
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    • something which, considered occultly, is substantial — namely,
    • and final conditions. It would be very difficult to describe the early
    • (in the occult sense), and everything within the Sun passed through
    • When we examine closely the course of human development and culture,
    • Occult observation reveals that in the beginning, when ancient Saturn
    • foundations of the human physical body. One who can occultly observe
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
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    • occult perception on his environment can express his feeling
    • symbol of the fish is a token of that which was cultivated within the
    • man is unaffected by culture, when we realize that the feelings we
    • fear of snakes, but this is by culture; but the fundamental feeling of
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    • way to form a clear idea of what in Spiritual or Occult Science is
    • observed occultly we see it as a body inhabited by man on which he
    • realize that a world-being like our sun has developed occultly from a
    • whole matter to be considered occultly we should see that each planet
    • Let us now turn to man. It is not difficult to imagine man as a
    • When picture consciousness is acquired through occult development and
    • occult development, to inspired consciousness. This
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    • another sense it is they who bestow it. It is difficult to picture
    • streams up to them, which man has produced. It is not difficult to
    • through occult development could rise in full consciousness to the
    • culture was founded under the influence of Initiates by means of
    • colonies. This was the wonderful awe-inspiring pre-Vedic culture, the
    • physical plane and can cultivate it here.” They paid attention to
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    • place in one age of culture are by no means unconnected with the ages
    • Suppose that we represent here the seven consecutive cultural periods
    • relationship to the universe. In every realm of Greek culture we see
    • strengthened even more in these ideas by what occultism has to say
    • ancient Egypt, and had then occupied an important position in the cult
    • It is therefore very difficult for man at the present time to arrive
    • gained more material culture; but in order to gain this another
    • Taking the whole of modern culture, we have to see in it a memory of
    • Egyptian culture; Egyptian thought is reflected in it from its
    • The division in modern culture between science and belief did not
    • post-Atlantean culture was prepared for during the Atlantean epoch.
    • group of people, by whom the stream of culture was carried from West
    • passed into the Persian civilization. In the third cultural period,
    • the Old Testament, who had exactly that combination of faculties which
    • merely external faculty of judgment. Pure logical thought, mere human
    • human brain as its instrument; the cultivated brain makes logical
    • for external culture. It is only capable of comprehending what is
    • European culture has been gripped by materialism. We also see how the
    • striving, a mighty longing towards a cultural impulse? The Egyptians
    • culture will unite, a whole will be constructed, this time preferably
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    • flow into European culture, which since the Event of Christ had become
    • the faculty of spiritual perception, once given to man and now lost,
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    • life, and to what the sources of occult science have
    • of occult spiritual life in recent centuries, for as
    • which have been cultivated with the utmost
    • here in the light of occult science; and then, if we
    • occult.
    • occult life, but into the Will, and within the field
    • of occultism they hold the Will in severe
    • been led into the occult, in the way just indicated.
    • these occult exercises, at least in their chief
    • trained occultly, he turns away from everything else
    • through Imaginations, which means by occult means,
    • other occult paths to which such a Will can have
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    • life, and to what the sources of occult science have
    • of occult spiritual life in recent centuries, for as
    • which have been cultivated with the utmost
    • here in the light of occult science; and then, if we
    • occult.
    • occult life, but into the Will, and within the field
    • of occultism they hold the Will in severe
    • been led into the occult, in the way just indicated.
    • these occult exercises, at least in their chief
    • trained occultly, he turns away from everything else
    • through Imaginations, which means by occult means,
    • other occult paths to which such a Will can have
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    • to reality. How occultism wanders into false paths.
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    • ‘earlier lectures’: see An Occult Physiology,
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    • great significance for our spiritual movement. In these difficult
    • self-knowledge difficult, for it is rooted in the soul in such a way
    • Nothing and has nothing to contribute to cultural progress. If there
    • can participate in the cultural progress of humanity and who lives on
    • unknown, occult way, you have been summoned into existence by the
    • influences. The various cultural streams of the end of the nineties of
    • bodies in order to use the spiritual faculties and powers they contain
    • in which life will become more and more difficult, in which men will
    • self-knowledge is becoming more and more difficult. The upward thrust
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    • The cultivation of an understanding and a rationality divorced of
    • basis of an occult division according to certain numbers.
    • flesh. In other words, the ancient Hebraic culture lived in a
    • numerical relationships, as in its occult connections, it presents us
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    • awareness of time that was typical of the ancient Hebrew culture we
    • what is to follow. As it is these days, it is difficult to make
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    • thinking about the location of the faculty in a very materialistic
    • particularly difficult to understand, for people of today like to
    • second. The occult basis of all aesthetic and artistic enjoyment is
    • the occult in assigning names to things, there are good reasons for
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    • is more difficult to conceive and is rarely touched on by the habitual
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    • development of earthly culture for the age when a person will have to
    • and, inwardly, very little is added to development. The Greek culture
    • culture. They knew of little else beyond what lay in the direction of
    • results. For in our hearts we should cultivate a fundamental mood when
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    • difficult to imagine what the senses were like during ancient Saturn
    • development. It is already difficult enough to picture the senses as
    • of how man, as bearer of the senses and faculties of perception, is
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    • Occult Science
    • difficult for us to imagine what it is like to hear things backwards.
    • We run into difficulties trying to imagine a melody backwards. For
    • be perceived through the faculty of Imagination. There is a whole
    • limits of the human senses and perceptible only through the faculty of
    • Such a consciousness is appropriate when it has been cultivated and
    • consequence of this? Those people who do not want to see human culture
    • to the fact that thinking backwards is especially difficult to imagine
    • if it is difficult with the hare, how much more difficult will it be
    • written in a philosophical language that is difficult to understand,
    • grotesque because it is difficult to grasp the implications of the
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    • In this way three new soul faculties arise. In character they resemble
    • — but are not identical with — the earthly faculties of
    • faculties. The new faculties differ from thinking, feeling and willing
    • everything in the human being is adapted to the earth and, for occult
    • does not just apply to occultism; it already applies when you come to
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    • that is objective. Just observe what difficulties the adherents of
    • reality or other — is right or wrong. They have difficulty in
    • has had to think something out because he has had difficulty in
    • if it were wholly isolated. But along with the extensive cultivation
    • establish within it the things necessary for exercising the faculty
    • cultural ferment that will again enliven today's deathly, exhausted
    • in one culture and personalities in another. Only by observing these
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    • This faculty of memory can only be developed under the influence of
    • beings of the Moon, we did not have a faculty comparable to our
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    • Consider what our present-day, materialistic culture of the fifth
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    • to reality. How occultism wanders into false paths.
    • difficult to believe that the situation might at some time be quite
    • engage in occultism, quasi-occultism, occult fraud, and all that is
    • among the members of a society which claimed to be occult. Such groups
    • short while ago. Now, after just a short conversation with this occult
    • occultism, provided that this form of initiation has not awakened in
    • him the impulse to replace that occultism with the rightful kind. He
    • For the reasons I have described, malicious occult circles cultivate
    • an alliance with Ahriman. They also cultivate an alliance with Lucifer
    • There they accomplish the same things that the malevolent occult
    • sides by a distinctive attitude — it is difficult to find the
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    • difficult to find a description of the organ for the sense of warmth
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    • complicated and difficult to follow. But we can nevertheless come to
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    • cultivated, since the fourteenth century, a spiritual, a genuinely
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    • of biblical evidence; only the results of occult investigation are
    • having completed his occult investigation, he turns to the traditional
    • occult investigation, as regards traditional documents, is one of
    • is a positive hindrance to occult research. When we have reached a
    • certain age, we are influenced in many ways by the culture of our day.
    • from conventional history, the seer finds it difficult to believe in
    • faculty had become a mere shadow of Atlantean and early post-Atlantean
    • latter. Spiritual science is thereby a cultural factor which ensures
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    • capable of keeping pace with solar evolution. It is difficult to find
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    • old clairvoyant faculty. Human memory covered more than the
    • cultivate his individual Ego as against the common or group-Ego. Two
    • the mission to cultivate and develop the Ego, not to destroy it. The
    • possible for man to cultivate his own personality; it is possible that
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    • imitative faculty. Much was unconsciously transmitted from the teacher
    • now saw. It was difficult to understand that the consciousness of the
    • spiritual culture, and his feelings were fired by the declarations to
    • culture, had made the Earth something altogether remarkable, but the
    • increasingly difficult to survive the death-like condition for three
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    • through the experiences associated with Hebraic occult investigation.
    • enters the school of Hebrew occultism. What he learnt here enabled him
    • of fear or terror. I may say at once that it would not be difficult to
    • nature and cultivate that part of himself which is not inherited, will
    • apparent difficulties, that his spirit be strengthened and fortified.
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    • contemporary lack of understanding in respect of occult facts.
    • saying, purely from their own philosophy and quite without occultism.
    • the message of the facts of the spiritual world, occult knowledge,
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    • human faculty. Men were once clairvoyant even at a time when their
    • am.’ The consciousness of himself (self-consciousness) was a faculty
    • feeling very difficult for modern man to share. A man saw that his
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    • succeeding life, and had by degrees developed the faculty for the
    • all events presents the greatest difficulty? For this reason, what I
    • with the occult), inasmuch as certain communities symbolize death by
    • called the ‘Occult’, the third ‘Warrior’, the fourth ‘Lion’, the fifth
    • occultism; he becomes a ‘Warrior’; an initiate of the second degree
    • fifth degree can control the occult, magical forces inherent in the
    • the mother. It was familiar to all those who possessed occult
    • environment; above all, by the cultivation of the right attitude with
    • profound occult truth: ‘The eye is formed by the light for the light.’
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    • shadowy clairvoyance. This faculty disappeared little by little. But
    • in what large measure the faculty of experiencing exceptional
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    • surmount all manner of difficulties in the course of our study and
    • clairvoyance, but not as yet the faculty of clear, distinct self- or
    • clairvoyant faculty of those times. As the fog fills the interval
    • heritage of the old faculty.
    • and the old faculty of clairvoyance was bound up therewith. The
    • the old faculty of wisdom which was handed down to them with the
    • in and out, endowed the Atlantean etheric body with the faculty of
    • the etheric body with the faculty of clairvoyance. Then the time came
    • from the influences which had bestowed upon it the faculty of
    • away and became ever scantier. As far as the faculties of the soul are
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    • which it is, as a rule, difficult for people to apply the truth; it is
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    • occult teaching; he could know what Moses had seen in the burning bush
    • degrees the faculties enabling him to behold the spiritual world
    • conception which it is very difficult to grasp.
    • According to occult teaching, every body is composed of 12 members.
    • prepare ourselves, with the help of occult truths, to discern what is
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    • THE OCCULT BASIS OF MUSIC
    • how it produces its effects, it is a rather difficult problem.
    • — man has the faculty of forming mental images. These are like a
    • faculty; but genuine art, Schopenhauer insists, is not merely a copy
    • Schopenhauer was no occultist, but in these matters he had an
    • themselves faculties which are normally asleep; in the same way that
    • When a man develops these slumbering faculties through concentration,
    • everything that exists there. In occult schools, accordingly, this
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    • THE OCCULT BASIS OF MUSIC
    • how it produces its effects, it is a rather difficult problem.
    • — man has the faculty of forming mental images. These are like a
    • faculty; but genuine art, Schopenhauer insists, is not merely a copy
    • Schopenhauer was no occultist, but in these matters he had an
    • themselves faculties which are normally asleep; in the same way that
    • When a man develops these slumbering faculties through concentration,
    • everything that exists there. In occult schools, accordingly, this
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    • greeting it was well expressed — how difficult it really is becoming
    • wrong; and herein lies an immense difficulty. Always in the past there
    • a certain stagnation at present; they lie in the difficulties of the
    • youth movement. These difficulties arise because it is so hard to give
    • spiritual chaos. To give something form is much more difficult than
    • happened, because it is, to begin with, extremely difficult for a
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    • greeting it was well expressed — how difficult it really is becoming
    • wrong; and herein lies an immense difficulty. Always in the past there
    • a certain stagnation at present; they lie in the difficulties of the
    • youth movement. These difficulties arise because it is so hard to give
    • spiritual chaos. To give something form is much more difficult than
    • happened, because it is, to begin with, extremely difficult for a
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    • these things would cause some difficulties if they were set forth
    • for occult vision not everything in man is in accord with his
    • to occultism but to Art. To comprehend the world in accordance with
    • are living at a stage of evolution when the faculty for grasping even
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • needs to be cultivated. If there is no feeling of responsibility
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    • these things would cause some difficulties if they were set forth
    • for occult vision not everything in man is in accord with his
    • to occultism but to Art. To comprehend the world in accordance with
    • are living at a stage of evolution when the faculty for grasping even
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • needs to be cultivated. If there is no feeling of responsibility
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    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • “Occult Science:”
    • regarded with horror; but it will have to be cultivated, if any real
    • faculty of judgment, is Experience, the totality of what one has
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    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • “Occult Science:”
    • regarded with horror; but it will have to be cultivated, if any real
    • faculty of judgment, is Experience, the totality of what one has
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    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • needed: the evolution of human culture requires that Man should bring
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
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    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • needed: the evolution of human culture requires that Man should bring
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
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    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • to be awakened during the age of the culture of the mind or intellect,
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • awaken a faculty of the soul which will quicken in this shadowy
    • shadow-intellect that is characteristic of all modern culture has
    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
    • of the astral body in the human organism, with the faculty of thinking
    • and with the faculty of speaking.
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    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • to be awakened during the age of the culture of the mind or intellect,
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • awaken a faculty of the soul which will quicken in this shadowy
    • shadow-intellect that is characteristic of all modern culture has
    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
    • of the astral body in the human organism, with the faculty of thinking
    • and with the faculty of speaking.
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    • the faculty of Love here upon Earth we have an echo of the living in
    • the middle man contains above all the artistic faculty of man, the
    • other faculties which we possessed in the pre-earthly life. For each
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • faculty of sense-perception. Our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting
    • ‘Occult Science,’
    • Indeed in my present way of life that would be immensely difficult.
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    • the faculty of Love here upon Earth we have an echo of the living in
    • the middle man contains above all the artistic faculty of man, the
    • other faculties which we possessed in the pre-earthly life. For each
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • faculty of sense-perception. Our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting
    • ‘Occult Science,’
    • Indeed in my present way of life that would be immensely difficult.
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    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • unless they are to some extent familiar with the occult sciences. The
    • fruits of occult science do, of course, find their way out into the world
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • and is cultivated as tradition. Selfless activity is, in very truth,
    • just so much consciousness goes with you into the other world. Occult
    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • sight, remains. It will not be difficult for you to realise that in certain
    • of culture, science will have reached the stage where man will be able to
    • indicated will be within man's power when the occult truth that thought and
    • culture is a purely intellectual age, an age of egoism. The intellect is
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    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • unless they are to some extent familiar with the occult sciences. The
    • fruits of occult science do, of course, find their way out into the world
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • and is cultivated as tradition. Selfless activity is, in very truth,
    • just so much consciousness goes with you into the other world. Occult
    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • sight, remains. It will not be difficult for you to realise that in certain
    • of culture, science will have reached the stage where man will be able to
    • indicated will be within man's power when the occult truth that thought and
    • culture is a purely intellectual age, an age of egoism. The intellect is
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    • differently established. Then it would not be so difficult to collect
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    • This truly is the difficulty that irreligious people have: they have
    • exposed to all life's difficulties. Then, in order to strengthen him
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    • with a special faculty which is exercised by a part of that
    • occult science as the Region of the Spirits of Personality,
    • certain faculties, if thou accomplishest that which thou
    • picture-making faculty in the souls of men. But because this
    • faculty is torn to bits in the world of men the whole of it
    • through this act of thine, another individual faculty of that
    • the souls of mankind on earth a faculty which again is a part
    • individual faculty in that whole which the youth earlier
    • endowing men with the faculty which consist of representing
    • of painting. Thou wilt therefore be able to kindle faculty in
    • Men will be able through this faculty of yours, to animate
    • wilt be able to give men a faculty by means of which they
    • faculty which thou art bestowing upon them. Even when the
    • “But thou wilt have difficulties as well. And thy
    • greatest difficulties will occur when thou allowest men to
    • exercise this faculty of thine upon objects already possessed
    • faculty in the souls of men. And when this faculty is
    • nothing they can take from outside, so far has thy faculty
    • faculty of thine — something that is like a seed for
    • faculty and poured into a form which they have made their own
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    • with a special faculty which is exercised by a part of that
    • occult science as the Region of the Spirits of Personality,
    • certain faculties, if thou accomplishest that which thou
    • picture-making faculty in the souls of men. But because this
    • faculty is torn to bits in the world of men the whole of it
    • through this act of thine, another individual faculty of that
    • the souls of mankind on earth a faculty which again is a part
    • individual faculty in that whole which the youth earlier
    • endowing men with the faculty which consist of representing
    • of painting. Thou wilt therefore be able to kindle faculty in
    • Men will be able through this faculty of yours, to animate
    • wilt be able to give men a faculty by means of which they
    • faculty which thou art bestowing upon them. Even when the
    • “But thou wilt have difficulties as well. And thy
    • greatest difficulties will occur when thou allowest men to
    • exercise this faculty of thine upon objects already possessed
    • faculty in the souls of men. And when this faculty is
    • nothing they can take from outside, so far has thy faculty
    • faculty of thine — something that is like a seed for
    • faculty and poured into a form which they have made their own
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    • Certain flashlights have now been thrown on the form-culture of the
    • West. In considering Darwinism we saw how this culture is bound up
    • culture which recognised by direct Vision that life is filled with
    • culture-epochs and then through Greco-Roman culture with its view
    • which comes forth from the seed. Our cultural life has become
    • all would it be fitting for theosophists to censure. Just as a culture
    • form-culture necessary for our age. In science we have the Darwinian
    • view, in art the naturalistic, and in sociology a culture of form.
    • judgment of Western culture we see the expression of a spirit who
    • mature, nay an over-mature culture manifesting in external forms. This
    • indicates the nature of Tolstoy's antagonism to Western culture. It is
    • The whole of Western culture is founded on the observation of form
    • sociologists in Western culture. But — says Tolstoy — this
    • does not take the ethical ideals, the cultural ideals, into himself
    • by culture and civilisation in the different centuries. And he awaits
    • European culture, of Western science. He declares that this science,
    • transformation of the external forms of life. Material culture itself
    • the evolution of culture has been the development of the most manifold
    • make this culture of form preeminent, you will actually produce an
    • that no renewal of moral end ethical culture can ever arise from any
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    • Certain flashlights have now been thrown on the form-culture of the
    • West. In considering Darwinism we saw how this culture is bound up
    • culture which recognised by direct Vision that life is filled with
    • culture-epochs and then through Greco-Roman culture with its view
    • which comes forth from the seed. Our cultural life has become
    • all would it be fitting for theosophists to censure. Just as a culture
    • form-culture necessary for our age. In science we have the Darwinian
    • view, in art the naturalistic, and in sociology a culture of form.
    • judgment of Western culture we see the expression of a spirit who
    • mature, nay an over-mature culture manifesting in external forms. This
    • indicates the nature of Tolstoy's antagonism to Western culture. It is
    • The whole of Western culture is founded on the observation of form
    • sociologists in Western culture. But — says Tolstoy — this
    • does not take the ethical ideals, the cultural ideals, into himself
    • by culture and civilisation in the different centuries. And he awaits
    • European culture, of Western science. He declares that this science,
    • transformation of the external forms of life. Material culture itself
    • the evolution of culture has been the development of the most manifold
    • make this culture of form preeminent, you will actually produce an
    • that no renewal of moral end ethical culture can ever arise from any
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • interminglings are difficult to unravel. We will try to follow the
    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • deserts. It was an eminently priestly culture, preparing a race of
    • in agriculture.
    • agriculture and vine-cultivation. These activities constituted a
    • of the Persians who are an agricultural people, in contrast to the
    • Medes who are not, and the tree indicates that the agricultural
    • agriculture.
    • culture, only here it was more a cult of locality than an
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • result was the mixing of the Celtic with the Druidic Culture. The
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • second to create the foundations of material culture, and the task of
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • who assimilate Greek culture, destroy Jerusalem, go to Asia, and
    • from Ireland came to Germany, with a mixture of Druidic culture, Irish
    • secret cult. They said, “The Christ as presented by the Western
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • interminglings are difficult to unravel. We will try to follow the
    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • deserts. It was an eminently priestly culture, preparing a race of
    • in agriculture.
    • agriculture and vine-cultivation. These activities constituted a
    • of the Persians who are an agricultural people, in contrast to the
    • Medes who are not, and the tree indicates that the agricultural
    • agriculture.
    • culture, only here it was more a cult of locality than an
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • result was the mixing of the Celtic with the Druidic Culture. The
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • second to create the foundations of material culture, and the task of
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • who assimilate Greek culture, destroy Jerusalem, go to Asia, and
    • from Ireland came to Germany, with a mixture of Druidic culture, Irish
    • secret cult. They said, “The Christ as presented by the Western
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    • the corresponding earthly faculty; and in the Sun sphere, while the
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    • An Outline of Occult Science
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    • among persons of an idealistic turn of mind. The ordinary culture and
    • of the Higher Worlds,” “Occult Science” and others,
    • physical life we must be able to remember — for if the faculty of
    • different kind of activity. It is difficult to express in words
    • although this is decidedly more difficult. Then we come to the various
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    • therefore be surprised that those who are possessed of the faculty of
    • physical faculty of perception. It is also not physical; it is
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    • are endowed with the faculty of spiritual vision will say: “Yes,
    • universe changes. The faculty of thinking, especially that abstract
    • spiritual world to the faculty of which the head is the instrument; it
    • Occult Science,
    • movements and the whole solar system and, finding it very difficult to
    • first and foremost the faculty of will that man possesses after death.
    • Earth, he possessed the faculty of love; but if, on Earth, he
    • Greek culture, continuing on into the Latin, when the Sun influences
    • exceedingly difficult to-day for the results of spiritual insight to
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    • spiritual faculties we possessed during earthly existence, we can
    • fallen right away. But the faculty of soul that enabled us to speak,
    • remnants of his faculty of speech. And this discordant element that is
    • faculty that emerges from the being of man with elemental power. It
    • faculty of memory that will be necessary in his life on Earth. The
    • of the faculty of human memory. And in the Jupiter sphere, all that
    • transformed on the path of return into the faculty to conceive human
    • splendour. It is difficult to find words to describe what the human
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    • silicious rock. Certain inner faculties of soul can, as it were,
    • faculties of soul have pressed forward to the stage of which I have
    • upright. The faculty of speech is denied to the animal, whereas man
    • the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to unfold in a little
    • of the universe! Then the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to
    • the unfolding of the child's faculties of walking, speaking and
    • faculties of walking, speaking and thinking in the little child, if
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    • Occult Science. All such
    • Occult Science originate in the way just
    • Occult Science, the answer must be:
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. What is there
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. In that work I have, of
    • Occult Science is not as though one merely
    • with some difficulty, with something which they must conquer in
    • was there which has left a certain sense of difficulty, that
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    • Occult Science. All such
    • Occult Science originate in the way just
    • Occult Science, the answer must be:
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. What is there
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. In that work I have, of
    • Occult Science is not as though one merely
    • with some difficulty, with something which they must conquer in
    • was there which has left a certain sense of difficulty, that
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    • be difficult, it must be borne in mind, that in spiritual
    • culture remain wholly in inception, you may represent as a
    • that is quite as difficult as it is important. Many people,
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    • be difficult, it must be borne in mind, that in spiritual
    • culture remain wholly in inception, you may represent as a
    • that is quite as difficult as it is important. Many people,
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • as warmth, light, and sound, and is thus difficult to describe —
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • with the help of an Archangel as intermediary, the faculty of
    • faculty the work of the Dynamis is in a sense dislocated, and
    • to which the great German thinker ascribed a conceptual faculty,
    • human faculty of speech into accord with its physical basis. In all
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • brought into harmony with the faculty of speech — in all this we
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • as warmth, light, and sound, and is thus difficult to describe —
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • with the help of an Archangel as intermediary, the faculty of
    • faculty the work of the Dynamis is in a sense dislocated, and
    • to which the great German thinker ascribed a conceptual faculty,
    • human faculty of speech into accord with its physical basis. In all
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • brought into harmony with the faculty of speech — in all this we
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Soul and the Universe
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    • Occult Science.
    • Spiritual — a state of things very difficult to endure — did we not
    • free will. A man of modern culture can regulate his life as he pleases,
    • culture of today — the season of Christmas is connected with processes
    • himself. The difficulty then encountered by the soul and which is
    • modern materialistic age find it very difficult to feel what I might
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    • Occult Science.
    • Spiritual — a state of things very difficult to endure — did we not
    • free will. A man of modern culture can regulate his life as he pleases,
    • culture of today — the season of Christmas is connected with processes
    • himself. The difficulty then encountered by the soul and which is
    • modern materialistic age find it very difficult to feel what I might
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    • of the great difficulty Rudolf Steiner experienced in reaching the
    • mantrams of such a cultic nature: The force with which they return is
  • Title: Lecture: The Tasks and Aims of Spiritual Science
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    • as to how he can develop those inner faculties which at present are
    • how they should develop the faculties dormant within their own souls;
    • say by those faculties which are accessible to him on the physical
    • he had the time and the necessary mental faculties (— I mean,
    • faculties of the physical plane). Let us even consider such difficult
    • incarnations of Zarathustra, such difficulties as, e.g. that
    • imagine that such difficult, far-reaching and significant subjects are
    • that are not so remote or difficult, things which are connected with
    • time with an energetic cultivation of the ordinary means of knowledge
    • It is indeed very difficult to make clear to the consciousness of the
    • the same time the physical powers of thought, those faculties of
    • different faculties of the human soul?
    • developed the faculties which are the faculties of the self, of the
    • ego. For the development of clairvoyant faculties in the general sense
    • development of the faculties of the ego, namely, the faculty of
    • thinking, the power of discrimination, which are the special faculties
    • set to work to acquire just these very faculties of genuine thought.
    • have mastered the faculty of logical thinking. That is not so! Why
    • only in human beings that they could cause faculties to develop which
    • quality of discrimination — this faculty can be developed only on
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    • as to how he can develop those inner faculties which at present are
    • how they should develop the faculties dormant within their own souls;
    • say by those faculties which are accessible to him on the physical
    • he had the time and the necessary mental faculties (— I mean,
    • faculties of the physical plane). Let us even consider such difficult
    • incarnations of Zarathustra, such difficulties as, e.g. that
    • imagine that such difficult, far-reaching and significant subjects are
    • that are not so remote or difficult, things which are connected with
    • time with an energetic cultivation of the ordinary means of knowledge
    • It is indeed very difficult to make clear to the consciousness of the
    • the same time the physical powers of thought, those faculties of
    • different faculties of the human soul?
    • developed the faculties which are the faculties of the self, of the
    • ego. For the development of clairvoyant faculties in the general sense
    • development of the faculties of the ego, namely, the faculty of
    • thinking, the power of discrimination, which are the special faculties
    • set to work to acquire just these very faculties of genuine thought.
    • have mastered the faculty of logical thinking. That is not so! Why
    • only in human beings that they could cause faculties to develop which
    • quality of discrimination — this faculty can be developed only on
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    • these ancient clairvoyant faculties, man was able to perceive certain
    • clairvoyant faculties, but when we study them we find on the one hand
    • schools for the training of those faculties which enable the soul of
    • developing the faculty of fully conscious clairvoyance and the aim of
    • try to visualise what went on in the occult schools of Initiation and
    • how they influenced civilisation and culture in general. You have
    • faculty which will unite it again with its spiritual origin. Whether
    • for instance, may resolve to develop principally the thinking faculty,
    • killed out the clairvoyant faculties in man, who organised his
    • the old Initiates was a higher faculty than the innate, natural
    • European civilisation and culture in pre-Christian times. Now the
    • essential feature of European culture, namely, the development of a
    • culture. It was present in all Germanic lands, in a much stronger form
    • Mysteries. But it is difficult to discriminate in such study. The only
    • faculties live within his soul: thinking, feeling and willing. He has
    • whereas esoteric Christianity was cultivated in the Mysteries. And in
    • another cycle of legends and sagas, but it is difficult to speak of
    • its aim the cultivation of an understanding of the Christ Mystery in a
    • revive the dim clairvoyant faculties of the old Atlanteans, to higher
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    • these ancient clairvoyant faculties, man was able to perceive certain
    • clairvoyant faculties, but when we study them we find on the one hand
    • schools for the training of those faculties which enable the soul of
    • developing the faculty of fully conscious clairvoyance and the aim of
    • try to visualise what went on in the occult schools of Initiation and
    • how they influenced civilisation and culture in general. You have
    • faculty which will unite it again with its spiritual origin. Whether
    • for instance, may resolve to develop principally the thinking faculty,
    • killed out the clairvoyant faculties in man, who organised his
    • the old Initiates was a higher faculty than the innate, natural
    • European civilisation and culture in pre-Christian times. Now the
    • essential feature of European culture, namely, the development of a
    • culture. It was present in all Germanic lands, in a much stronger form
    • Mysteries. But it is difficult to discriminate in such study. The only
    • faculties live within his soul: thinking, feeling and willing. He has
    • whereas esoteric Christianity was cultivated in the Mysteries. And in
    • another cycle of legends and sagas, but it is difficult to speak of
    • its aim the cultivation of an understanding of the Christ Mystery in a
    • revive the dim clairvoyant faculties of the old Atlanteans, to higher
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ (single lecture)
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    • difficulties. It is unusual in our age for the feelings to be so attuned
    • application of Anthroposophy or Spiritual Science to the most difficult
    • Occult Science
    • and that these schools were the homes of the cults. Also there was a
    • Occult Science.
    • development was given to the normal soul-faculties of man.
    • faculty, but it lasted right through the historical period and reached
    • the Roman legionaries, were filled with the Mithraic service or cult
    • Palestine, and Christianity was the confluence of both Cults. The
    • the Mithraic and Dionysian Cults, but they remained far removed from
    • Occult Science.
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    • difficulties. It is unusual in our age for the feelings to be so attuned
    • application of Anthroposophy or Spiritual Science to the most difficult
    • Occult Science
    • and that these schools were the homes of the cults. Also there was a
    • Occult Science.
    • development was given to the normal soul-faculties of man.
    • faculty, but it lasted right through the historical period and reached
    • the Roman legionaries, were filled with the Mithraic service or cult
    • Palestine, and Christianity was the confluence of both Cults. The
    • the Mithraic and Dionysian Cults, but they remained far removed from
    • Occult Science.
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • This was also the case in Indian culture, in Buddhism. The God of
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • This was also the case in Indian culture, in Buddhism. The God of
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    • into the culture of the present and immediate future. It will begin to
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • impulses in the culture of the peoples.
    • phantasy and clairvoyant faculties, of legend and myth. Nor should we
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • faculties, then he is a Mystic — in every domain of life. No
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    • into the culture of the present and immediate future. It will begin to
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • impulses in the culture of the peoples.
    • phantasy and clairvoyant faculties, of legend and myth. Nor should we
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • faculties, then he is a Mystic — in every domain of life. No
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • Thus when medieval culture was at its prime, it was realised that
    • culture. If one had suggested to a Greek philosopher of the Athenian
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • of the highest faculties of Initiation-wisdom.
    • Greek culture, had spread over into Italy and still further into
    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • difficult to imagine that anyone capable of writing such absurdities
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • passed on to those whose faculties of knowledge had reached the stage
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
    • abstraction had crept into Roman culture, a spirit no longer capable
    • — was to perpetuate the essence of Roman culture, to establish
    • Beings. As Christianity began to find its way into Roman culture, the
    • wisdom was superseded by dogma in the culture of the Roman world. And
    • realised that Roman culture was rapidly falling to pieces under the
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • Thus when medieval culture was at its prime, it was realised that
    • culture. If one had suggested to a Greek philosopher of the Athenian
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • of the highest faculties of Initiation-wisdom.
    • Greek culture, had spread over into Italy and still further into
    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • difficult to imagine that anyone capable of writing such absurdities
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • passed on to those whose faculties of knowledge had reached the stage
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
    • abstraction had crept into Roman culture, a spirit no longer capable
    • — was to perpetuate the essence of Roman culture, to establish
    • Beings. As Christianity began to find its way into Roman culture, the
    • wisdom was superseded by dogma in the culture of the Roman world. And
    • realised that Roman culture was rapidly falling to pieces under the
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
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    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • this can only be grasped with greatest difficulty. How do these
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    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • this can only be grasped with greatest difficulty. How do these
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • It is difficult to explain this word; it is a far more qualitative
    • always be available. It is difficult to travel about, at present.
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • It is difficult to explain this word; it is a far more qualitative
    • always be available. It is difficult to travel about, at present.
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    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. Outwardly, at any rate, very little
    • temples. This, of course, is a matter in which the help of occultism
    • culture and of Christianity, of the Mystery of Golgotha, although, to
    • give it. And after all, it is not difficult. The Emperor's
    • culture of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. We do this in order to
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    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. Outwardly, at any rate, very little
    • temples. This, of course, is a matter in which the help of occultism
    • culture and of Christianity, of the Mystery of Golgotha, although, to
    • give it. And after all, it is not difficult. The Emperor's
    • culture of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. We do this in order to
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    • tribe of the Semites back to him as its ancestor. A genuinely occult
    • are able to carry on occult research into such things know the
    • human reflection was developed and impressed upon the culture of that
    • cultivated.
    • cultivating and disciplining our faculties, what has become of it? It
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    • tribe of the Semites back to him as its ancestor. A genuinely occult
    • are able to carry on occult research into such things know the
    • human reflection was developed and impressed upon the culture of that
    • cultivated.
    • cultivating and disciplining our faculties, what has become of it? It
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    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • culture of that age, the question was. How did Christ enter into
    • times I gave you the faculty to remember your spiritual life, your
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    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • culture of that age, the question was. How did Christ enter into
    • times I gave you the faculty to remember your spiritual life, your
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    • for example the Buddhistic — into western culture. For this
    • European culture — Christianity, or whether it be Buddhism.
    • western culture.
    • presenting things that spring from the culture that gave birth to
    • Buddhism, and the method that springs from that culture into which
    • culture, which has not been fertilised by the West, is
    • non-historical; whereas western culture is historical. That is the
    • the character of its cultural origin. It is non-historical for the
    • grafting of any oriental system upon our own culture would be of no
    • the Buddhistic element into western thought-culture: ‘I wait
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    • for example the Buddhistic — into western culture. For this
    • European culture — Christianity, or whether it be Buddhism.
    • western culture.
    • presenting things that spring from the culture that gave birth to
    • Buddhism, and the method that springs from that culture into which
    • culture, which has not been fertilised by the West, is
    • non-historical; whereas western culture is historical. That is the
    • the character of its cultural origin. It is non-historical for the
    • grafting of any oriental system upon our own culture would be of no
    • the Buddhistic element into western thought-culture: ‘I wait
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    • which is really so simple, and yet so difficult to answer: how was it
    • then imitated the sound through the inner faculty of speech, like a
    • consciousness,’ the faculty by which man acquires a knowledge
    • could be transformed into an inner faculty, because it already had a
    • symbol-creating faculty, inheres, in the etheric body,
    • When we study the faculty of speech in the true sense we
    • which lies at the basis of man's faculty of expression in speech. And
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    • which is really so simple, and yet so difficult to answer: how was it
    • then imitated the sound through the inner faculty of speech, like a
    • consciousness,’ the faculty by which man acquires a knowledge
    • could be transformed into an inner faculty, because it already had a
    • symbol-creating faculty, inheres, in the etheric body,
    • When we study the faculty of speech in the true sense we
    • which lies at the basis of man's faculty of expression in speech. And
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • that are to be observed in man's faculty of speech.
    • connection, but not in respect of the faculty whereby the word
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • that are to be observed in man's faculty of speech.
    • connection, but not in respect of the faculty whereby the word
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
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    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • world of the Pleroma. Faculties of an entirely different character
    • experience of kinship with the Pleroma, the faculty of individual
    • this connection, medieval culture and, above all, Scholasticism
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • development of certain definite faculties in one portion of the human
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • East we see a culture which in the true sense is not culture at all
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • Men must awaken those inner faculties of soul which once gave birth
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    • world of the Pleroma. Faculties of an entirely different character
    • experience of kinship with the Pleroma, the faculty of individual
    • this connection, medieval culture and, above all, Scholasticism
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • development of certain definite faculties in one portion of the human
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • East we see a culture which in the true sense is not culture at all
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • Men must awaken those inner faculties of soul which once gave birth
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • faculty, already in the physical world, always to see how the
    • difficulties through our own conduct — which difficulties find
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • it is always difficult to describe these things correctly, and one
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • faculty, already in the physical world, always to see how the
    • difficulties through our own conduct — which difficulties find
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • it is always difficult to describe these things correctly, and one
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    • interconnected in their culture are the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks
    • belonging to the Egyptian culture. I have already called your
    • cannibalism, that they owed to him the plough, agriculture, the
    • Mercury, the Greek Hermes. A kind of Horus-cult, the cult of the son
    • moreover have been rather difficult to be sentimental over Zeus. Yet
    • ... now (in the Egyptian Osiris-culture) one can no longer look to a
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    • evolve the Imaginative faculties. The ancient clairvoyance exists no
    • as a normal faculty of the human soul. And men were aware that in the
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    • It is difficult to say
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    • culture, it was still plain and clear that when one spoke of
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • Egyptian culture fell more into decadence the saying drifted into
    • might say that in the decadent age of Egyptian culture this was the
    • separates our post-Atlantean culture from the Atlantean culture, had
    • passed by, the first post-Atlantean culture-epoch arose. This
    • one can characterize this first, ancient Indian culture by saying
    • touch upon what underlay the original Indian culture — in that
    • post-Atlantean culture, the Cancer-culture, this insensitivity did
    • inwardly as something bodily. That was during the ‘Cancer-culture’;
    • world-conception of this first post-Atlantean culture-epoch. A man
    • post-Atlantean period, the Cancer-culture, mankind formed concepts
    • when the human being too is in the Cancer-culture. In a special way
    • to do with the second post-Atlantean culture-epoch, the original
    • Zarathustra culture. This Zarathustra culture turned towards the
    • a Thought-Culture. And so the Greco-Latin time, which as we have seen
    • thinking with reality. This head-civilization, this Aries-culture,
    • precisely through his head. It is particularly difficult today to
    • understand the Greek culture — that of the Romans became more
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
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    • deserved so well of Central European culture. Friedrich Schlegel
    • difficult to be enthusiastic over something that went on so and
    • is a trained Natural Scientist, standing in the difficult life of
    • difficult sentences, was inwardly gripped by the spirit. Only a few,
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    • difficult to understand. In reality they are not, in spite of the
    • fact that they sound as if they were difficult. They are only so for
    • from all the current ideas that we have today, that modern culture
    • astronomer says today, what our general culture today says about the
    • concepts may seem difficult today they will become something that one
    • of these things, however, in difficult concepts. For as long as
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    • culture knows that there will be a bad crop three to five years after
    • Occult Science.
    • whole cultural life becomes imbued with the principle that it should
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • often be very difficult to know with which direction of thought one
    • we are to recognise the true spiritual stream. How difficult it is to
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    • and thinks it is itself an evidence that the human faculty of
    • direction of reality. What we have to do is to cultivate an attitude
    • It is difficult sometimes to
    • the world of the senses and we apply to it our faculty of judgment.
    • one or other of these two fundamental forces. In occultism what we
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    • difficult, but which, when we have once grasped it, will help us very
    • would otherwise have. It is extraordinarily difficult for a man of
    • the faculty of seeing: that they do so now is due to the temptation
    • special occult development. With the hand it is possible. A man can
    • actually manifest to higher and occult observation — the fact
    • an occult observation appear the consequences of the Luciferic
    • communication of an occult fact and set out to draw conclusions with
    • and this time occult observation discovers a preponderance of the
    • You see how difficult it is to
    • exceedingly difficult matter for him to extricate himself. He would
    • find it most difficult to go through the world saying to himself:
    • occult point of view the nature of what we call substance or matter;
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    • conceptions which are comparatively difficult that the nature of what
    • description of matter in an occult sense we have first to ask, what
    • certain time. Before we can come to the occult truth about all this
    • exactly what shows itself to occult knowledge. When certain forms,
    • in the universe, is for the occultist nothing more than form broken,
    • you is very nearly exactly what occult observation finds in the case
    • to the occult observer. There is something like an invisible ray
    • There is still another difficult
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    • educates his faculty for knowledge in the way we described; when,
    • faculty of knowledge can gradually rise to a perception of two
    • acquired in occultism, which must take root in your heart and minds.
    • suffer from difficulty in breathing. To-day we still have left in our
    • we set out to discover and bring from occult heights — thus
    • proceed from a real understanding of occult science.
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    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • if we, egotistically boasting of our “higher culture,”
    • view of a higher culture. These early inhabitants of America, the
    • As a result of their specially developed oriental culture, just this
    • culture, live now in American bodies. A part of these, I should say,
    • and there went through a culture which was not yet permeated by
    • tradition as spiritual culture and merely accepted as such through
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    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • if we, egotistically boasting of our “higher culture,”
    • view of a higher culture. These early inhabitants of America, the
    • As a result of their specially developed oriental culture, just this
    • culture, live now in American bodies. A part of these, I should say,
    • and there went through a culture which was not yet permeated by
    • tradition as spiritual culture and merely accepted as such through
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    • of sleep, into his physical existence. There are three faculties
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Occult Science
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • Beings. And it is difficult for him, then, to have the inner
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • work, namely, the Beings designated in Occult Science the Exusiai and
    • Occult Science
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    • of sleep, into his physical existence. There are three faculties
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Occult Science
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • Beings. And it is difficult for him, then, to have the inner
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • work, namely, the Beings designated in Occult Science the Exusiai and
    • Occult Science
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    • was the leading light of this age of culture, namely, Goethe. It is
    • difficult route, which every weaker spirit will take care to avoid.
    • difficulties, is that of Homunculus. Every passage, every word,
    • whereas with a non-occult forcible entry the individual
    • acquired the faculty of inward sight.
    • which are also full of occult references:
    • difficult task. She remembers her inner self penetrated, as it were,
    • of the world, through which its occult powers should be revealed.
    • Theosophical Society and occult, we have replaced these with the
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    • was the leading light of this age of culture, namely, Goethe. It is
    • difficult route, which every weaker spirit will take care to avoid.
    • difficulties, is that of Homunculus. Every passage, every word,
    • whereas with a non-occult forcible entry the individual
    • acquired the faculty of inward sight.
    • which are also full of occult references:
    • difficult task. She remembers her inner self penetrated, as it were,
    • of the world, through which its occult powers should be revealed.
    • Theosophical Society and occult, we have replaced these with the
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    • culture.
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • Greek culture as still remain extant, if we imagine that the Greeks
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • this faculty of instinctive Imagination man can perceive in outer
    • opinion about his capabilities and faculties; but if our ears are
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    • culture.
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • Greek culture as still remain extant, if we imagine that the Greeks
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • this faculty of instinctive Imagination man can perceive in outer
    • opinion about his capabilities and faculties; but if our ears are
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    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • faculties slumbering in the soul of which the ordinary consciousness
    • higher worlds only when these faculties have undergone due
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • This faculty of remembrance enables us to call up, either
    • the exercise of the faculty of memory and recollection. Anthroposophy
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • can actually be crossed with the help of newly developed faculties.
    • strengthening and energising of the normal faculty of thinking which
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
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    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • faculties slumbering in the soul of which the ordinary consciousness
    • higher worlds only when these faculties have undergone due
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • This faculty of remembrance enables us to call up, either
    • the exercise of the faculty of memory and recollection. Anthroposophy
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • can actually be crossed with the help of newly developed faculties.
    • strengthening and energising of the normal faculty of thinking which
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
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    • — it is difficult to draw a clear line between genuine research
    • culture today, the greatest stumbling-block in these astrological
    • predictions is the difficulty of realising how the courses of the
    • not difficult to make objections. For example, a very distinguished
    • gets on quite well but after a few years, great inner difficulties
    • these difficulties, we cannot apply any general, abstract principles.
    • say, six years later — difficulties cropped up in his life of
    • things happened in his soul which actually explain the difficulties
    • itself into successive epochs of culture. Two of the epochs most
    • Assyrian-Egyptian-Chaldean civilisation and that of the later culture
    • Roman culture and its aftermaths, comes our present epoch. According
    • yet. There, then, we have three consecutive periods of culture.
    • of mankind. Hence, too, the curious fascinating of the culture of
    • fulcrum — lies the culture of Greece and Rome.
    • preceded by that of the most ancient Persian culture. According to
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture, so ancient Persian culture will re-emerge in
    • wind and weather, it is not difficult to assume that there are
    • after which new kinds of faculties are present. If we know how to
    • others (in their desire that all faculties shall be equal, people are
    • beings endowed with a faculty for prophecy today; and it was true in
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    • — it is difficult to draw a clear line between genuine research
    • culture today, the greatest stumbling-block in these astrological
    • predictions is the difficulty of realising how the courses of the
    • not difficult to make objections. For example, a very distinguished
    • gets on quite well but after a few years, great inner difficulties
    • these difficulties, we cannot apply any general, abstract principles.
    • say, six years later — difficulties cropped up in his life of
    • things happened in his soul which actually explain the difficulties
    • itself into successive epochs of culture. Two of the epochs most
    • Assyrian-Egyptian-Chaldean civilisation and that of the later culture
    • Roman culture and its aftermaths, comes our present epoch. According
    • yet. There, then, we have three consecutive periods of culture.
    • of mankind. Hence, too, the curious fascinating of the culture of
    • fulcrum — lies the culture of Greece and Rome.
    • preceded by that of the most ancient Persian culture. According to
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture, so ancient Persian culture will re-emerge in
    • wind and weather, it is not difficult to assume that there are
    • after which new kinds of faculties are present. If we know how to
    • others (in their desire that all faculties shall be equal, people are
    • beings endowed with a faculty for prophecy today; and it was true in
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    • AN OCCULT PHYSIOLOGY
    • AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE
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    • WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CULT
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    • Outline Of Occult Science as the Old Indian and
    • Old Persian periods of culture. Naturally, many things that were done
    • way. We well know how difficult it is for therapy to restore the
    • and ancient Persia, presented greater and greater difficulties. Up to
    • Egyptian epoch of culture, we must study not merely the external
    • existed. That is the simplest way out of the difficulty, from the
    • culture. In the lecture tomorrow we shall see how in the present age,
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    • importance assumed in Greek culture by Luciferic Beings, elementary
    • today, to those whose perceptive faculty is deeper and more inward than
    • intellectualism which now has sovereign sway in all human culture and
    • Occult Science, when the physical substance of the
    • were still external institutions, ceremonial cults and the like, by
    • This will be difficult and he will have to be educated up to it. Modern
    • of culture develops it must abandon certain fundamental ideas if
    • occurs to people that it is up to them to sow seeds in culture and in
    • of our culture — whether one desires to return to the condition
    • something real to contribute to culture will not sit down and write
    • mentality; it is symptomatic of the deplorable state of modern cultural
    • in life. If it were universally cultivated, newspapers written in the
    • tries to develop his faculties of knowledge so that he can actually
    • because he says: Two men were actually able to develop their faculties
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    • The Revelation of the Spiritual World in Old Indian Culture, or
    • when Egyptian Initiation-culture was at its prime.
    • which, without the cult of the mummy, they could not have
    • guidance and education of men. But because the necessary faculties of
    • were great. With the help of the culture connected with the mummies,
    • character of Egyptian culture, a perpetual reminder that it was a
    • culture in decline, in degeneration, and cannot be said to represent a
    • golden age in human evolution. It was a culture that encroached upon
    • and minerals. A strange atmosphere pervaded Egyptian culture. The
    • Egyptian culture. Chaldean culture held aloof in this respect and was,
    • so to speak, a culture of greater purity.
    • antiquity. Hence the aversion to Egyptian culture indicated in the Old
    • Testament although, through Moses, many elements of Egyptian culture
    • preserved, was something different, namely ancient cults, mainly
    • pre-Christian cults. And particularly since the fourteenth and
    • culture, ancient ceremonies and rites were preserved in all kinds of
    • occult Orders. Wonderful cults of antiquity, occult rites and
    • Golgotha. There is a very great deal in these cults and ceremonies, but
    • ceremonies of many occult Orders an impetus is given to introduce a
    • occult Orders, especially since the birth of modern intellectualism,
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    • The Egyptian Mysteries, Indian Yoga and Egyptian Mummy Cult
    • with cult and rites, indicating how the mummy enshrined secrets of
    • antiquity before the Mystery of Golgotha, whereas cult and ceremonial
    • was able to perceive inwardly, through cultivation of the breathing
    • place from the culture of ancient India and ancient Persia to that of
    • truth, was the essence of Egyptian culture, which for us today is so
    • of ancient India to their pupils. It was not difficult for an Initiate
    • the Mystery of Golgotha. For them, cults and rites in many forms have
    • they began to “mummify” ancient cults and rites. In its
    • the fore with the passage of time. In occult and other Brotherhoods,
    • A time will come when a deeper conception of the cult and of all
    • a sensory process. And so, when the cult can once again be truly
    • clear to their pupils that enactments in sacred cults and rites have an
    • as you know, also play a part in cult and ritual. When true ceremonial,
    • enactment in cult or rite is a call to the spiritual Powers of the
    • you in the last lecture that provided a man has the requisite faculty
    • earth. Through the sacred enactments of cult and ritual he comes into
    • truly in a sacred enactment of cult or ritual, you are engaged in
    • Outline Of Occult Science, the earth will prepare to pass over
    • the spiritual Beings who develop onwards to the future in cults and
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    • custom in Egyptian culture of mummifying the human body and in the
    • modern age the preservation of ancient cults — which is also a
    • Egyptian culture as expressed outwardly in the phenomenon of
    • is exercised by man, how he gradually unfolds the faculty of thinking
    • in modern times is that in occult societies here and there, rituals,
    • cults and ceremonial enactments once filled with living reality have
    • external way. Once upon a time, however, these cults were charged with
    • also be applicable to the animal. But this is a more difficult matter.
    • found it much more difficult to picture the form of one of the spinal
    • in the ceremonial enactments of the cult to which he belonged was
    • occult traditions, but by growing into, and moreover elaborating, the
    • in historical evolution. It is a picture of how spiritual culture was
    • culture may flow onwards to the future. There are two forces: one
    • thoughts will not do, that they lead to the death of culture. In an
    • occult maxim that “wisdom lives in salt” ... but only when
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    • more difficult to keep alive these ancient principles of Initiation and
    • into those concepts which, in the culture of Latin Rome, had departed
    • flows in cult and ritual; but only when the cult has at the same time
    • to cult and ritual, clinging with greatest intensity of feeling to what
    • they held to be the very heart and core of the cult: the Grave of the
    • reality, men gave their hearts to cult and ritual, and to that with
    • which the cult was outwardly connected: the Grave of the Redeemer and
    • did one see this inward, heartfelt veneration of the cult; men clung
    • passionately to the cult and to all the experiences evoked by the
    • series of streams, as the stream of the esoteric cult in contrast to
    • into cult, ceremony and ritual, was the question: How is man to adjust
    • entirely obscured. The inner attraction to cult and ritual that had
    • was born the modified form of the cult which now exists in the Roman
    • If you compare the cult
    • form of cult practised in the Roman Catholic Church, you will perceive
    • grew increasingly aware of the need to turn away from the cult
    • and from the dogmas to explain the cult. In the East, cult and ritual
    • various occult communities. These communities exist to this very day
    • Europe a form of cult which does not, as in the East, take hold of the
    • and more to introduce the element of materialism into cult and dogma.
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    • occultism today should realize that much of what they have to say
    • contemporary culture or science, let me assure them that I, for one,
    • I really mean by occultism, which is the subject of today's
    • of occultism, which may be summed up by the word initiation.
    • to arrive at the results of occultism. When I speak of occultism, I
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • is often published these days as occultism is more than calculated to
    • this occultism, coming forward with insights concerning super-sensible
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • external life, with the external culture, this form of soul-activity
    • if we wish to penetrate into occult mysteries, entirely different
    • that this kind of meditation is in practice far more difficult then
    • connected with an occult training, such as the one described above,
    • streams seeking to bring occultism into the world to base themselves
    • Unfortunately, this occult movement was connected with something
    • inner truth of occultism. No matter how much good will might be
    • culture — and that it must follow paths and use means which are
    • culture, or standing upon this or that stage of scientific training,
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    • Occultism and Initiation
    • occultism today should realize that much of what they have to say
    • contemporary culture or science, let me assure them that I, for one,
    • I really mean by occultism, which is the subject of today's
    • of occultism, which may be summed up by the word initiation.
    • to arrive at the results of occultism. When I speak of occultism, I
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • is often published these days as occultism is more than calculated to
    • this occultism, coming forward with insights concerning super-sensible
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • external life, with the external culture, this form of soul-activity
    • if we wish to penetrate into occult mysteries, entirely different
    • that this kind of meditation is in practice far more difficult then
    • connected with an occult training, such as the one described above,
    • streams seeking to bring occultism into the world to base themselves
    • Unfortunately, this occult movement was connected with something
    • inner truth of occultism. No matter how much good will might be
    • culture — and that it must follow paths and use means which are
    • culture, or standing upon this or that stage of scientific training,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • reached in these later times, in accordance with the faculties of
    • configuration of Greek culture, Aristotle is not a Gnostic. The
    • to man's cognitive faculty towards the contents of the world. We may
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    • faculties merely for an external observation through the senses. In
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    • configuration of Greek culture, Aristotle is not a Gnostic. The
    • to man's cognitive faculty towards the contents of the world. We may
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    • faculties merely for an external observation through the senses. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • this Haeckel-celebration, a physiologist of the medical faculty
    • It would be difficult to distinguish Mr. A from Mr. B or Mr. C.
    • were, a colleague of the medical faculty.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • see, these are the occult connections in life. Those who see, with a
    • and culture; we should be filled with the conviction that this
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    • It would be difficult to distinguish Mr. A from Mr. B or Mr. C.
    • were, a colleague of the medical faculty.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • see, these are the occult connections in life. Those who see, with a
    • and culture; we should be filled with the conviction that this
  • Title: Lecture: The Earth's Passage Through Its Former Planetary Conditions
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    • usually described in occultism. When speaking of the soul's
    • substance. When speaking of bodies in occultism, we speak of solid,
    • state”, designated in ancient occultism as “fire”,
    • air which you would thus obtain. Occultists always knew of the
    • fire-air”, this touches the depths of occultism. Fire-air
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    • usually described in occultism. When speaking of the soul's
    • substance. When speaking of bodies in occultism, we speak of solid,
    • state”, designated in ancient occultism as “fire”,
    • air which you would thus obtain. Occultists always knew of the
    • fire-air”, this touches the depths of occultism. Fire-air
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • spiritual science — consider the difficulties connected with
    • the spiritual world, but it is difficult to discover them directly in
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • by the art which we cultivate here. Even in the sphere of art,
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • spiritual science — consider the difficulties connected with
    • the spiritual world, but it is difficult to discover them directly in
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • by the art which we cultivate here. Even in the sphere of art,
  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • the universe, must get to know his own nature, but his faculties did
    • ancient faculty of perception and of a knowledge that was at the same
    • faculty of man to look back into pre-earthly existence has been lost
    • clairvoyant faculties men were able to observe the actual working of
    • desire that the new faculty of insight — which was exactly the
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
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    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • the universe, must get to know his own nature, but his faculties did
    • ancient faculty of perception and of a knowledge that was at the same
    • faculty of man to look back into pre-earthly existence has been lost
    • clairvoyant faculties men were able to observe the actual working of
    • desire that the new faculty of insight — which was exactly the
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
  • Title: Lecture: Entry of the Michael Forces
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    • super-sensible Cult of the beginning of the 19th century, among all
    • the point was to spread Grecian culture in a cosmopolitan way,
    • predestined to a harder, more difficult experience of karma than
    • though they will often only come forth with difficulty, — when
    • out of that human being, with that human being's faculties.
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    • the point was to spread Grecian culture in a cosmopolitan way,
    • predestined to a harder, more difficult experience of karma than
    • though they will often only come forth with difficulty, — when
    • out of that human being, with that human being's faculties.
  • Title: Lecture: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group
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    • and spiritual beings. He felt them. Through the culture of those
    • however, he only sees them as physical objects, and it is difficult
    • this kind are both so difficult and so rarely possible to observe
    • as the ancient Indian culture, which we call the age of the Seven
    • well be that those who stand at the apex of our present culture, the
    • of Roman culture — that ancient, imperial Rome, the ruins
    • you will enter into a new culture.
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    • and spiritual beings. He felt them. Through the culture of those
    • however, he only sees them as physical objects, and it is difficult
    • this kind are both so difficult and so rarely possible to observe
    • as the ancient Indian culture, which we call the age of the Seven
    • well be that those who stand at the apex of our present culture, the
    • of Roman culture — that ancient, imperial Rome, the ruins
    • you will enter into a new culture.
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • described in my “OCCULT SCIENCE”, the Angels, Archangels,
    • culture of humanity, and of pouring into it the results of a
    • enabling us to find the spirit anew, and to cultivate in human life,
    • dear friends, after our long absence. Cultivate spiritual science
    • be cultivated individually, so that we may progress. Cultivate what
    • gradually find the path enabling you, in the present difficult and
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • described in my “OCCULT SCIENCE”, the Angels, Archangels,
    • culture of humanity, and of pouring into it the results of a
    • enabling us to find the spirit anew, and to cultivate in human life,
    • dear friends, after our long absence. Cultivate spiritual science
    • be cultivated individually, so that we may progress. Cultivate what
    • gradually find the path enabling you, in the present difficult and
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • faculty will be so vitiated that even if millions of experiences of
    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • Movement having a religious, cultic character has arisen, a Movement
    • cultural life, cannot find their way into the Anthroposophical
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
    • flow with great difficulty for the Anthroposophical Movement, nor,
    • had to be given for a Cult, a Cult whose growth in our present time
    • arise in regard to this Cult when I speak tomorrow of the
    • conditions of the life of Cult in the spiritual world, I felt it
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • Movement having a religious, cultic character has arisen, a Movement
    • cultural life, cannot find their way into the Anthroposophical
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
    • flow with great difficulty for the Anthroposophical Movement, nor,
    • had to be given for a Cult, a Cult whose growth in our present time
    • arise in regard to this Cult when I speak tomorrow of the
    • conditions of the life of Cult in the spiritual world, I felt it
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • with your difficult tasks!
    • ‘AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE.’];
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    • with your difficult tasks!
    • ‘AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE.’];
  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • Europe and it left behind an important monument of culture,
    • Finnish nation. This stage of culture is expressed in the epic poem
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture.
    • because it was experienced as something which in occult language is
    • Europe’s Eastern culture was preceded, let us say, by a
    • cultural stratum in which the human beings were constituted in such a
    • We can understand culture, even
    • one another. But if he describes it in this way, it will be difficult
  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • Europe and it left behind an important monument of culture,
    • Finnish nation. This stage of culture is expressed in the epic poem
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture.
    • because it was experienced as something which in occult language is
    • Europe’s Eastern culture was preceded, let us say, by a
    • cultural stratum in which the human beings were constituted in such a
    • We can understand culture, even
    • one another. But if he describes it in this way, it will be difficult
  • Title: Esoteric Christianity: The Gospel of St. John and Ancient Mysteries
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    • regard to the outer materialistic culture, it is true in still
    • science, lead back into the hidden places, where was cultivated in
    • occult brotherhoods. Whosoever wished to be accepted into such a
    • there are methods whereby this end can be attained. By a culture of
    • Future — are only cultivated in a very small circle. The
    • Mysteries of the Son are cultivated in the Rosicrucian Mystery which
    • initiation. For this he must cultivate the power to endure all the
    • the third stage. The teacher said to him: “Thou must cultivate
    • Christianity has brought the blessings of culture and civilisation to
  • Title: Esoteric Christianity: The Gospel of St. John and Ancient Mysteries
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    • regard to the outer materialistic culture, it is true in still
    • science, lead back into the hidden places, where was cultivated in
    • occult brotherhoods. Whosoever wished to be accepted into such a
    • there are methods whereby this end can be attained. By a culture of
    • Future — are only cultivated in a very small circle. The
    • Mysteries of the Son are cultivated in the Rosicrucian Mystery which
    • initiation. For this he must cultivate the power to endure all the
    • the third stage. The teacher said to him: “Thou must cultivate
    • Christianity has brought the blessings of culture and civilisation to
  • Title: On The Gospel of St. John
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    • every sentence is a source of occult forces. And when we read this
    • we become one with it. The occultist says: Each single sentence, from
    • means provided by culture to the end that men may still their purely
    • culture into being. A stream of spiritual life went forth from these
    • culture and civilisation.
    • himself. The occultist knows the truth of the words: “I am with
    • system. The occultist knows of this deep relationship between the
    • occultist says: The Gods have created the physical body in
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    • every sentence is a source of occult forces. And when we read this
    • we become one with it. The occultist says: Each single sentence, from
    • means provided by culture to the end that men may still their purely
    • culture into being. A stream of spiritual life went forth from these
    • culture and civilisation.
    • himself. The occultist knows the truth of the words: “I am with
    • system. The occultist knows of this deep relationship between the
    • occultist says: The Gods have created the physical body in
  • Title: Awakening to Community - I
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • life that has to be built up in the midst of our decaying culture.
    • feeling life. Many a difficulty stems from the fact that the
    • characteristics of modern civilization and culture are qualities that
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • life that has to be built up in the midst of our decaying culture.
    • feeling life. Many a difficulty stems from the fact that the
    • characteristics of modern civilization and culture are qualities that
  • Title: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
  • Title: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
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    • it is only with the help of the facts of occult life that you can get
    • alter and improve the plant by means of all sorts of horticultural
    • presented great difficulties, because things go in through one ear
    • process of recovery meets with greater difficulties in the one than
    • forgetting the things that made Kamaloca so difficult for him.
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • people who work out of occultism — and there again they only
    • being effected in the method based on occultism, or cares whether the
    • Occult Significance of the Blood, e.Ed]
    • out of occultism who have said this, but they have been called things
    • occult medicine these things are also described by applying the
    • of occultism — for which specific remedies are to be used. This
    • occult insight, these things have to be brought up to date and put in
    • knowledge or on materialism. Perhaps it is even more difficult
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    • to someone who is specially deeply schooled in occultism. Two people
    • ancient times lived and felt with his environment. Man's faculty of
    • body independent, then it will be very difficult to help such a
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • certain processes, but they are still noticeable to occult
    • out something that occultism has always taught, but which will appear
    • to manage all their agriculture by observing the rules in such
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    • difficult but which can nevertheless be understood, we can begin to
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    • man's life flows backwards. This is something that is difficult for
    • then onwards. This is difficult to imagine, as we are so very
    • life offered us to pass us by, so that other faculties have remained
    • medical science proper in the Egyptian Hermes cult, but only to the
    • Greek and Roman cult of Aesculapius.
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    • animal but out of the group soul. It is very difficult, of course, to
    • and actually regulates it was called in the occult teaching of the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • though they had great clairvoyant faculties, and who looked out to
    • bring the right form of culture to each different shade of the
    • were the ones who cultivated what we might call inner brooding upon
    • from a civilisation of the visible towards a cultural epoch of the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • closely now, for we are coming to a most important and most difficult
    • we come to a difficult concept which shall be made clear by an
    • This is a difficult concept, but it will always be included in
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Contents
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    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
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    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy and Philosophy
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    • Occultism.
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • allegorical figure of ‘Night’ with occult vision. We can
    • the spiritual world shining into the physical. Occultism does not
    • preach morality is easy; to establish morality is difficult”,
    • very difficult to discover moral principles, neither is it difficult
    • spirits, spirits who find it extremely difficult to move away from
    • which in occultism is called the Mercury-sphere.
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    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • bodies but not to restore them to health. Occult investigation
    • Mercury as understood in occultism. Thence he expands to the spheres
    • have the faculty to become thoroughly acclimatised in these other
    • — in occultism it is always so named — a man's contact
    • this sphere we can learn from occult investigation how in our astral
    • same religious tenets. Occult investigation shows clearly that
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    • Chapter IV in the book Occult Science -- an Outline.
    • culture, upon spiritual life, influences will not only rise up from
    • the existence of a spiritual world. Hence it is extremely difficult
    • to know what occult investigation reveals, namely that the Ego and
    • findings of occult investigation when the investigator knows from his
    • can be convinced of the validity of occult investigations. It is a
    • in the world. When someone asserts that the findings of occult
    • to sound judgement. Genuine occult research is not afraid of
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • passages in the Bible which, as is the case with all occult
    • characteristics, for instance, the faculty of distinguishing between
    • This occult
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • based on occultism. You have always heard — and from a certain
    • Even externally it is not difficult to discover what the soul is
    • faculty of perception far more in line with the life between death
    • exist. If he had learnt in an occult school what in the future would
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch of the faculty of judgement and the formation
    • culture have in the depths of their souls the conceptions which
    • the Venus sphere if, on Earth, he has cultivated a moral and
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    • Western cultural life. I refer to
    • not differ from that of Western occultism in regard to this event —
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • industry only, of external forms of culture on the Earth.
    • and interested in external culture only; these human beings would
    • and the advancement of external culture, and the other class, due to
    • fostered and preserved spiritual culture. But the souls belonging to
    • the sphere of occult development in the West is not to rise into
    • to inaugurate the epoch of materialistic culture during which all
    • Earth the ascending phase of culture began with the Mystery of
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    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • spreading in the world in the form of occult teachings, of Spiritual
    • that occultism has to give — how comes it that hitherto, indeed
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • enable him to participate in the evolving culture of mankind; he has
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • between the true form of man and the faculties of standing and
    • occultism and seership have to say about the nature of man. But this
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • clairvoyance, simply with the clairvoyant faculty possessed by every
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    • unwilling to believe this on the basis of the occult facts should
    • strange to many people, that life in Kamaloka becomes very difficult
    • impossibility. For such people Kamaloka is admittedly difficult. But
    • evolution of humanity. True spiritual culture will more and more be
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    • present faculty of perception. As soon as a person goes to sleep,
    • is extremely difficult to describe these conditions and it can really
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • being influences which prepare his future bodily faculties to adopt a
    • body will afford the soul no possibility of Developing faculties for
    • the comprehension of spiritual truths. For if such faculties are to
    • beings will be devoid of the faculties needed for the acceptance of
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    • always found it difficult to establish any relation with their
    • necessary to cultivate Anthroposophy on Earth, for one will be in a
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    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • of Brahmanism into Buddhism in the cultural life of India.
    • death and rebirth, culture on Earth would still be at the stage
    • Indian culture was able to progress to that of ancient Persia only
    • region; and again, the progress from Ancient Persian culture to
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture was made possible by impulses for progress
    • human beings have contributed to the progress of culture on Earth has
    • various culture-epochs progress and new impulses take effect. But as
    • distinguished from the progress of external culture and has its
    • progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to the next is dependent
    • here: Progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to another is
    • From this we realise that external culture on Earth is
    • space, a world that is embodied in culture on Earth because souls of
    • of a connection between culture on Earth and the stellar worlds as
    • the promotion of culture on the Earth is to be regarded as a kind of
    • place; it was then that culture on Earth received its ‘soul’.
    • of any philosophical argument or reflective thinking, but of occult
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    • cultural epochs, the Greco-Roman world which produced a succession of
    • and the approaches that take the form of external occult and
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    • Difficulties of understanding the Christ-Jesus-Being.
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    • disturbingly aware of how contradictions, difficulties, must pile up
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • a clairvoyant faculty in the background, then one feels truly
    • period will have great difficulty in understanding it. Our souls are
    • That is why it is so difficult to enter into the
    • faculty of thinking about it, shut off from the thirty Aeons? We must
    • and have shown you only one occult experience, the perception of the
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    • endeavour encountered the very greatest difficulties. We must pause
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • and there, but it was not a physical body. Because of the difficulty
    • civilisation, the first of the post-Atlantean culture-epochs. There,
    • Christ. Then there would have been no difficulties; they would have
    • culture-epoch, we find that the possibility of understanding Christ
    • culture-epochs, we find the Bible itself indicating that a certain
    • accompanying the fourth culture-epoch like a shadow of its wisdom,
    • such things from beneath the layer of materialistic culture which
    • and fundamentally speaking upon the whole Indian culture of the first
    • has been a decline in the faculty for saying: When I think, the
    • cultivated. I know I am saying something strange, but we shall see
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    • accordingly, resides in what was said about the difficulty of
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline)
    • Occult Science —
    • Occult Science,
    • of human culture. St. George and the Dragon reflect that celestial
    • difficult moments in their lives, with their souls well prepared, and
    • and a weak echo of it could be heard in the musical art cultivated by
    • Christ, had cultivated in the heavenly heights in order to bring
    • to occult observation: Marsyas was not flayed in his lifetime, but
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    • Roman cultures, but also to all the other regions of Europe.
    • occultism. But in revering Apollo the Greeks did not look on the sun
    • to suppress everything Pythian in their souls and to cultivate solely
    • character of Jewish culture will be understood only if it is taken in
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • The cults of Attis and Adonis have been correctly noted as having
    • there was a centre of the Adonis cult. Bethlehem was one of the
    • all nature grafted into the cultivated olive, how much more readily
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    • good significance. But as one culture-epoch succeeds another in the
    • first, as occult, i.e. hidden, reality.
    • you that when in my occult researches I tried to follow this stream,
    • further occult development of Christianity in the West — then
    • I had to experience the fact that occult researches are
    • from occult truth on the wings of fantasy, we have to be guided
    • In occult researches of this kind one is often held
    • clarified their meaning. In occult investigation, too, one is, led
    • whether something drawn from the depths of the occult world will have
    • first misled by a certain circumstance. In occult research — I
    • occult sources, but also of what external research has brought to
    • Occult Science
    • occult script, was the name Parsifal!
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    • difficulties that must be gone through before that which may be
    • sickle; and there, in occult writing, is to be found the name of
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • Occult Science)
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • we who are placed by karma in the geographical and cultural
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    • fetched him from Turin and took him to Basle in very difficult
    • anything that happened. He made no difficulty over allowing himself to
    • something especially difficult. Whereas normally the boy could copy a
    • faculties connected with his outer accomplishments. This central core
    • man's grasp of form, giving him the faculties needed to look at things
    • faculties — in this case a faculty for drawing. Only when a
    • newly-won faculties, the moment this central core rises to
    • working on his faculty for drawing, no progress being visible,
    • faculties in question. The dream proves each time that something has
    • produce the faculties in a crystallised form. But this stage having
    • been reached, and the body being now ready for the faculty, a
    • consciousness. So this faculty is always enhanced after being
    • faculties destined for conscious use. Thus we see how all life is open
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    • fetched him from Turin and took him to Basle in very difficult
    • anything that happened. He made no difficulty over allowing himself to
    • something especially difficult. Whereas normally the boy could copy a
    • faculties connected with his outer accomplishments. This central core
    • man's grasp of form, giving him the faculties needed to look at things
    • faculties — in this case a faculty for drawing. Only when a
    • newly-won faculties, the moment this central core rises to
    • working on his faculty for drawing, no progress being visible,
    • faculties in question. The dream proves each time that something has
    • produce the faculties in a crystallised form. But this stage having
    • been reached, and the body being now ready for the faculty, a
    • consciousness. So this faculty is always enhanced after being
    • faculties destined for conscious use. Thus we see how all life is open
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    • characteristics of the Saturn evolution among the hidden occult
    • Outline of Occult Science
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • Occult Science
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
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    • characteristics of the Saturn evolution among the hidden occult
    • Outline of Occult Science
    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • Occult Science
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
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    • cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts
    • We now come to Mars. It is difficult to find appropriate expressions
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • would-be partner. It is very difficult to express these things,
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    • cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts
    • We now come to Mars. It is difficult to find appropriate expressions
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • would-be partner. It is very difficult to express these things,
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    • indicate what may be felt occultly.
    • difficult for them to reach us when we fall asleep, for then, as a
    • Just imagine how difficult it would be, if during the course of
    • Mysteries, certain feelings were first cultivated, before taking into
    • to cultivate that feeling.
    • concrete as man, are studied in genuine occultism. But the various
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    • indicate what may be felt occultly.
    • difficult for them to reach us when we fall asleep, for then, as a
    • Just imagine how difficult it would be, if during the course of
    • Mysteries, certain feelings were first cultivated, before taking into
    • to cultivate that feeling.
    • concrete as man, are studied in genuine occultism. But the various
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    • difficulty gaining access to evolving humanity.
    • recall, for example, how difficult it was to bring the Copernican
    • those considering themselves enlightened and cultured, not only bring
    • Occult Science, you will find all the details concerning
    • age, due to the habits cultivated in the natural scientific sphere,
    • difficult, because the will is sleeping in relation to the higher
    • we develop or what we cultivate in our present willing live the
    • way. It is difficult to speak about these things so that they arise
    • difficulties, sorrows, that have shattered him, or joy that has
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    • occult societies. They maintained that the human being was not yet
    • instead nurturing them only in the narrower circles of occult
    • This is a difficult
    • effort of elevating themselves to concepts that are more difficult
    • difficulties precisely because they wish to promote eternal bliss in
    • am now speaking has long been known to certain occult brotherhoods.
    • disseminated to humanity only by those occult brotherhoods who make
    • no longer be wholesome for occult brotherhoods to be able to employ
    • This is the significant historical arrangement that was cultivated by
    • under the influence of purely materialistic culture, which simply
    • and gradually to extinguish European culture from the earth. It
    • partisan! But this was one of the reasons that certain occult
    • is really united with us. Now these are difficult times. We know that
    • there are even more difficult times ahead. But whatever the
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    • through faculties enabling us to have an insight into these things.
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • and we shall then proceed by explaining that these faculties enable
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
    • only in regard to culture, but also in regard to the densest aspect
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    • through faculties enabling us to have an insight into these things.
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • and we shall then proceed by explaining that these faculties enable
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
    • only in regard to culture, but also in regard to the densest aspect
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    • occultly trained cognition that they rise into consciousness.
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • occultly-trained person cannot consciously come near to one who is
    • occultly-trained, clairvoyant person were about to approach a dead
    • another it is made difficult for them and they can only do it with
    • the occult reasons why, let us say, the people of this year are doing
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • occultly trained cognition that they rise into consciousness.
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • occultly-trained person cannot consciously come near to one who is
    • occultly-trained, clairvoyant person were about to approach a dead
    • another it is made difficult for them and they can only do it with
    • the occult reasons why, let us say, the people of this year are doing
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • outside ourselves. We must have the faculty of metamorphosis.
    • You will easily understand that in order to exercise the faculty of
    • Occult Science
    • into the physical body, exercising in a healthy way the faculties
    • the faculty of transformation it has to have in order to be at all
    • aware of the spiritual world. The faculty of transformation I have
    • First of all, then, we have to take note that the essential faculty
    • for finding and feeling oneself in the elemental world is the faculty
    • the opposite direction to the faculty of transformation leading to
    • be developed and strengthened. For the faculty of transformation,
    • into the faculty of transformation and begins to be at home in the
    • develops his faculty of metamorphosis, he delves into it with his
    • the thinking that, lying in occult depths, can be called a true
    • oneself, to the faculty of transformation again. While we rest in
    • The lotus flowers must be there if a person wants to have the faculty
    • of transformation. That faculty comes into existence when the flowers
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    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • outside ourselves. We must have the faculty of metamorphosis.
    • You will easily understand that in order to exercise the faculty of
    • Occult Science
    • into the physical body, exercising in a healthy way the faculties
    • the faculty of transformation it has to have in order to be at all
    • aware of the spiritual world. The faculty of transformation I have
    • First of all, then, we have to take note that the essential faculty
    • for finding and feeling oneself in the elemental world is the faculty
    • the opposite direction to the faculty of transformation leading to
    • be developed and strengthened. For the faculty of transformation,
    • into the faculty of transformation and begins to be at home in the
    • develops his faculty of metamorphosis, he delves into it with his
    • the thinking that, lying in occult depths, can be called a true
    • oneself, to the faculty of transformation again. While we rest in
    • The lotus flowers must be there if a person wants to have the faculty
    • of transformation. That faculty comes into existence when the flowers
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    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • counting these gnome-like beings is a difficult task. If one
    • While the intellect played a creative part in man's cultural life
    • Occult Science: An Outline
    • etheric element strive rather towards unity. It is difficult to
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    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • counting these gnome-like beings is a difficult task. If one
    • While the intellect played a creative part in man's cultural life
    • Occult Science: An Outline
    • etheric element strive rather towards unity. It is difficult to
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    • may He be with you and your difficult duties.
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • something which may appear difficult to you. But we must also
    • overcome difficulties such as these. Moreover, the possibility may
    • way” is difficult.
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • especially just at the present difficult time — to see a
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    • may He be with you and your difficult duties.
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • something which may appear difficult to you. But we must also
    • overcome difficulties such as these. Moreover, the possibility may
    • way” is difficult.
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • especially just at the present difficult time — to see a
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    • in very early epochs of Egyptian culture, for example — but
    • actually in all such culture-epochs — the external appearance
    • And so it comes about that many of those in cultured and learned
    • form and direction taken by culture in the near future that this is
    • as a child possesses the faculty of ideation. But the highest
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    • in very early epochs of Egyptian culture, for example — but
    • actually in all such culture-epochs — the external appearance
    • And so it comes about that many of those in cultured and learned
    • form and direction taken by culture in the near future that this is
    • as a child possesses the faculty of ideation. But the highest
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    • culture in first post-Atlantean epoch. After leading the Rishis he
    • of Light. The Slav is receptive of West European culture showing
    • a special clairvoyant faculty. Etheric clairvoyance is the next
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    • culture; as an agent for the spiritual life of humanity we require a
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    • has been more or less avoided by occultists, mystics and
    • remember, that at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • Now in our age it will be peculiarly difficult to
    • do not exist, so to speak. It may perhaps not be so difficult for our
    • this conception, — is difficult to make clear to the man of our
    • like the Indian culture best,’ that may be his personal
    • any reality; it would be still more difficult for him to see a real
    • we wish to use the technical expressions of occultism — the
    • are to be inspired by them. It will not be difficult for you to
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    • Occult Science,
    • the difficulty, one must first learn to discriminate in the higher
    • occult knowledge and occult power of vision one goes from one people
    • belonging to the Indian culture rests also upon this agreement. In
    • people represented the first blossom of the culture of the
    • the constitution of the people. Hence it has become difficult for
    • persons who do not take the occult forces of human evolution into
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    • comprehension, and which will be a little more difficult than that
    • the culture of a people, his youth and his old age.
    • attention to the cultivation of the individualities. This has in
    • Occult Science,
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    • so long will it be difficult to obtain an unprejudiced understanding
    • the Music of the Spheres, of which the Pythagorean and other occult
    • and thus he can only hear it when he goes through a certain occult
    • Occult Science,
    • Now it is exceptionally difficult, as all conceptions
    • In occult symbolism this mission of the earth has always
    • forces, so that when the occultist looks at an equilateral triangle,
    • occultly in the words: ‘To make the Trinity into a Quaternary.’
    • who prematurely and in the wrong way entered the occult domain, has
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    • Occult Science,
    • from an occult standpoint, quite correct in describing what appears
    • In this way, if occultly you picture this matter more
    • could receive the corresponding racial cultivation. Hence in my
    • Occult Science
    • from its most occult background. In the Semites you have a
    • the Semitic people and its mission. In a certain deep occult sense
    • starting-points of occultism and it will show you that in those
    • principal starting-point, even in occult training, must be made where
    • this truly occult activity, if one observes how, even in the
    • great in the Atlantean culture. What was the greatest thing of all to
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    • Spirit of the Age guided the primal sacred culture of India and made
    • is of course exceedingly difficult to speak impartially of these
    • things, — difficult only for the reason that in certain
    • difficult for a guiding Spirit of the Age to arise for the fifth age
    • civilization, — streamed into our culture; and besides this,
    • culture, it has become possible for the many different kinds of
    • culture and the various Folk-souls to appear in our fifth age. It
    • occult sense, the Scandinavian mythology with other mythologies which
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    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • accept the Western material civilization, but the spiritual culture
    • Hœnir who gave the imaginative faculty, and Lœdur who gave that
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    • lecture philosophically they might perhaps meet with difficulties,
    • apparent difficulties, and indeed for the reason that they will have
    • might possibly find it difficult to make this agree with what was
    • Indian culture in the post-Atlantean epoch, developed the ‘ I ’
    • culture represents a soul which reached a high degree of the
    • mythological culture. Over there in the East everything is
    • sun. To the occultist there is something which is still greater
    • occult background of the Saga of the Twilight of the Gods.
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    • post-Christian cultures of Europe that the task, the mission was
    • Eastern culture had already proceeded so far, that it was capable of
    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • The collective culture of Europe is a gift of the
    • always the leaders of the collective culture of humanity. But at the
    • surface as was necessary to form a foundation for the whole culture
    • of Europe. Now out of this old culture, through intermingling with
    • After the old Greek culture had to a certain extent
    • Roman Empire and its various stages of culture. We have already
    • old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body. Hence the
    • wonderfully wise, clairvoyant character of the old Indian culture,
    • — it was a culture that was in the human etheric body; so that
    • we may say, the ancient Indian culture is to be understood somewhat
    • body. The essential thing in the old Indian culture is that the
    • culture. That part of man which we describe as the Sentient Soul was
    • Egyptian-Chaldæan culture as working in the Sentient Soul. The
    • of reality. Whereas in the old Indian culture there was a more direct
    • Greek culture was one which we can only understand if we try to do so
    • from within, if we realize that in this culture what is important in
    • All the several shades of culture and the missions of
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    • be without its difficulties at the present time.
    • wonderfully the great occult truths are expressed in its pictures
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Significance of Blood,
    • of mankind for this or the other truth. That is not ‘occultistic’.
    • What is ‘occultistic’ is, that the moment one recognizes
    • culture of the Holy Rishis in its true form; we lovingly accept the
    • Persian culture, and that which we know as the Egyptian-Chaldæan and
    • the Græco-Latin cultures, and with just the same objectivity we also
    • occultism will appear before mankind free and independent of every
    • collective human culture of the future, just what he is most fitted
    • bring to the progressive stream of culture. We must learn to
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    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • clairvoyant vision. Nor was man deprived of this faculty by the separation of
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • Occult Science
    • intelligence was combined with a faculty of vision which perceived Nature
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
    • To cultivate Spiritual Science is no abstract pursuit. To cultivate Spiritual
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
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    • clairvoyant vision. Nor was man deprived of this faculty by the separation of
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • Occult Science
    • intelligence was combined with a faculty of vision which perceived Nature
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
    • To cultivate Spiritual Science is no abstract pursuit. To cultivate Spiritual
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
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    • Occult Science — an Outline.
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    • think, present great difficulties for all who reflect more deeply. It
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    • the world of the occult, the world of hidden spirituality. A man who
    • Owing to the difficulties of his bodily life he was
    • something very remarkable comes from occult observation of this soul.
    • cosmic tableau. For the occult observer this is a most striking
    • It might perhaps be said that the occult seer is able to
    • This is an occult fact. I have repeatedly mentioned it
    • that will be important for our considerations today. And this occult
    • the promulgation of occult teaching, as we give it, will often ask
    • asked: “What progress will this occult teaching make in human
    • is one such assurance from the occult world. Why? Our friend, who has
    • In contemplating this occult fact, the following
    • to cultivate true occultism, undismayed by what the modern world has
    • with our spiritual faculties, but our physical forces, our muscular
    • powers, are of no help to us if these spiritual faculties are to be
    • two examples before you in order to show you, out of the occult
    • most difficult circumstances, as support in the worst abysses of
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    • Here, certainly, a difficulty may easily arise,
    • difficulty we need only look at the opposition between the concept of
    • Here the difficulty begins. These people then easily say: “How
    • difficulty for anthroposophists arises from the question: If this
    • anthroposophical conception of Karma meets a difficulty that is not
    • criminal, there will be difficulty in getting on; for we must not
    • plane, that they have such difficulty in understanding Anthroposophy,
    • This is indeed a difficult question, but we will try to
    • difficult questions of occult science. We must make a distinction
    • are indeed some difficulties in so doing. We shall find it, as I have
    • said, a difficult subject, and you will perhaps have to turn the
    • occult observation that will make the matter clearer.
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    • yesterday, we must again examine some occult mysteries, for they will
    • the occult saying: “When the air enters into men, it dies.”
    • In occultism, we can continue the sentence, “Of the Tree of
    • When in our occult studies we go back to the times
    • Body”. But those who seek to deepen their occult knowledge of
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    • this it has shown that it is one of those cultural streams, which
    • generalize. It is difficult to decide who should survive in the Fight
    • sign of a universal mutual help out of which a common culture
    • blossomed, the so-called culture of the cities, the middle of the
    • it greatly enhanced the development of the culture. Those who had
    • cultivated to a high degree in those organizations.
    • deepening of the mutual help principle. From a cultural/historical
    • mutual help developed under the influence of a materialistic culture.
    • In everything that appeared as the highest fruits of this culture we
    • garden.” If we don't attempt to develop all our faculties we
    • However, to develop our faculties requires a certain egoism, because
    • faculties are to appear, but those faculties are rooted in the world.
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    • this it has shown that it is one of those cultural streams, which
    • generalize. It is difficult to decide who should survive in the Fight
    • sign of a universal mutual help out of which a common culture
    • blossomed, the so-called culture of the cities, the middle of the
    • it greatly enhanced the development of the culture. Those who had
    • cultivated to a high degree in those organizations.
    • deepening of the mutual help principle. From a cultural/historical
    • mutual help developed under the influence of a materialistic culture.
    • In everything that appeared as the highest fruits of this culture we
    • garden.” If we don't attempt to develop all our faculties we
    • However, to develop our faculties requires a certain egoism, because
    • faculties are to appear, but those faculties are rooted in the world.
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    • nothing of culture but were quite simple men both in intellect and
    • For us, however, in the 5th culture epoch, both ways are
    • regards its culture, threatens to become a heap of ruins. Nothing can
    • which could be revealed to the shepherds as well as to the cultured
    • must find it by cultivating all that within ourselves of which we
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    • our community is facing a difficult year, that all forces must be
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    • with one and the same faculty of knowledge that men of old
    • We must not think that the faculties of knowledge in
    • different from our own, is nevertheless difficult for many people
    • their culture, did not see the colour blue, that the heavens were not
    • experienced as blue. As the faculty for the perception of blue, of
    • olden times men possessed a deep, inner faculty for perceiving what
    • faculties of perception. Man in olden times was highly sensitive
    • more living, more intense. It was with a faculty of external
    • remained for man's faculty of perception which now became external He
    • what man had once seen through faculties of inner perception was
    • spiritually through faculties of external knowledge was transformed
    • their faculty of perceiving the Star, we have developed our dry
    • mathematics and mechanics. The faculties of outer and inner
    • What really underlay this faculty of perception? During
    • our existence was spread over cosmic expanses. And the faculty of
    • essentially a faculty which entered strongly into the human being
    • it was a ‘pre-natal’ faculty. What the soul lived through
    • faculty in those who were pupils of the Magi. And when the pupils of
    • the Magi developed this particular faculty they were able to say:
    • The faculties by means of which the earth's depths, the
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    • last remnants of faculties of vision which in much earlier times were
    • last remnants of ancient faculties of vision still existed in
    • individual man, faculties capable of grasping the super-sensible
    • times were wanderers. The faculties of inner knowledge coming to them
    • sense-perception then developed out of this inner faculty. This
    • sense-perception. The faculty of outward perception, expressed in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean and Greek cultures proceeded from the Turanian
    • primeval faculties of vision in man. Yet their last remnants still
    • culture; for the one does not pass abruptly into the other, these
    • — this was prepared for in Greek culture. The ancient
    • the human being, not indeed gained with our conscious faculties of
    • knowledge, but with the instinctive faculties of men in those times.
    • Soma-drink, men tried to quicken the faculty which appeared, in its
    • cultural professions are very far from realising the need of union.
    • is typical in all cultural affairs. In the realisation too that the
    • cannot help asking: Where then are the cultural interests of the
    • people's life, we need a Cultural Council for the promotion of
    • “It will be difficult for anyone who goes into
    • say to himself: “It will be difficult for anyone who goes into
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    • scientists in intellectual affairs is so difficult, on account of the
    • catholic priest who was professor to the theological faculty at
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    • OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD
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    • this proved impossible, or, at any rate, extremely difficult, the
    • It is still difficult to
    • Only natural science does not know certain faculties in man, which are
    • It is again difficult to
    • speak of these faculties at the present time, for the reason that they
    • man's acquiring certain abnormal faculties, and the natural scientist
    • the spiritual investigator has to do to gain the faculty of looking
    • ordinary life in a certain sense as abnormal faculties have any special
    • active communion with them is cultivated in this way, if spiritual
    • versed in the culture of his time who could say that he found a
    • from the theological faculty, and who in his rectorial address, the
    • man's inner being in such a living, powerful way, that faculties
    • otherwise dormant in him — artistic faculties as well as others
    • birth or conception and as far as death with ordinary human faculties
    • with enlarged faculties, look out beyond the firmament of birth and
    • case difficult, apparently complicated views are not allowed to have
    • any value, and yet they are only difficult because the subject in hand
    • difficult.
    • said. It is difficult for people in general to reconcile ideas which
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • faculty to acquire his thoughts through his own efforts. This induced
    • cultural life said to themselves: Man can no longer have such
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • faculty to acquire his thoughts through his own efforts. This induced
    • cultural life said to themselves: Man can no longer have such
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • yacía oculto detrás del mundo físico. Así, el mundo
    • lo que él encarna en sus materiales como pintor, escultor o un
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • y cada vez más se despierta en el hombre la facultad de adquirir
    • vida cultural, se decían: el hombre ya no puede tener pensamientos
    • sobrehumanas. Este Poder debe ahora ser alcanzado por las facultades
    • Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science)
    • La Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science).
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • yacía oculto detrás del mundo físico. Así, el mundo
    • lo que él encarna en sus materiales como pintor, escultor o un
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • y cada vez más se despierta en el hombre la facultad de adquirir
    • vida cultural, se decían: el hombre ya no puede tener pensamientos
    • sobrehumanas. Este Poder debe ahora ser alcanzado por las facultades
    • Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science)
    • La Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science).
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    • through the idea which had just been expressed with difficulty, but
    • himself! It was thus extraordinarily difficult to bring the picture
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    • himself! It was thus extraordinarily difficult to bring the picture
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    • with difficulty. We need merely to point out that many animals in our
    • themselves, which are difficult to imagine without a soul. One
    • example is the faithfulness of the dog. We can only with difficulty
    • are body noises. Occult science here makes a quite decisive
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    • with difficulty. We need merely to point out that many animals in our
    • themselves, which are difficult to imagine without a soul. One
    • example is the faithfulness of the dog. We can only with difficulty
    • are body noises. Occult science here makes a quite decisive
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    • which are drawn from the most advanced occult investigations, and
    • the second cultivated everything connected with the physical plane
    • more of the activity based on physical creation. Occultly regarded,
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    • which are drawn from the most advanced occult investigations, and
    • the second cultivated everything connected with the physical plane
    • more of the activity based on physical creation. Occultly regarded,
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    • the merely vegetable in man. If, through the clairvoyant faculty, man
    • cultivate it in our physical body — we grow up in this element
    • before mankind: What is it in these will impulses which we cultivate
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    • the merely vegetable in man. If, through the clairvoyant faculty, man
    • cultivate it in our physical body — we grow up in this element
    • before mankind: What is it in these will impulses which we cultivate
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    • already somewhat difficult from the point of view of the ideas ruling
    • world. For, if on the one hand the difficulty results from the fact
    • a quite special difficulty must arise because according to the
    • the cultural life as likewise the sentence “living can only
    • results from my Occult Science that that which presents itself
    • animal world to the fact that man, in order to cultivate his
    • he is present he has to appropriate, at first, those faculties which
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    • already somewhat difficult from the point of view of the ideas ruling
    • world. For, if on the one hand the difficulty results from the fact
    • a quite special difficulty must arise because according to the
    • the cultural life as likewise the sentence “living can only
    • results from my Occult Science that that which presents itself
    • animal world to the fact that man, in order to cultivate his
    • he is present he has to appropriate, at first, those faculties which
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    • lecture is to deal with a subject taken from the study of culture and
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • scientific geneticists would have difficulty explaining the facts:
    • to be nights during which human faculties pass into a sort of rest
    • change and metamorphosis. But this rest period of the human faculties
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • them; and this whole stream of culture, the inmost essence of the
    • culture of the times of Michelangelo. A truly gigantic task; and we
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    • lecture is to deal with a subject taken from the study of culture and
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • scientific geneticists would have difficulty explaining the facts:
    • to be nights during which human faculties pass into a sort of rest
    • change and metamorphosis. But this rest period of the human faculties
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • them; and this whole stream of culture, the inmost essence of the
    • culture of the times of Michelangelo. A truly gigantic task; and we
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    • really present in it. Of course, this is very difficult to imagine,
    • faculties to unfold its imagination, let us compare this soul faculty
    • people who do this will have greater faculties in the world after
    • difficult for many people to understand. That is why they speak of
    • person will have difficulty in finding his or her way after death. In
    • would have to do so actively by acquiring the necessary faculties.
    • to thinking. Some people nowadays develop clairvoyant faculties at
    • faculties from earlier times and they have not yet achieved sound
    • cultural life.
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    • in difficult times — you should always be aware in your hearts that
    • for the impulse it should give our culture. I mention this again only
    • may feel that it will truly be very difficult to make any progress
    • picked up on the streets of our modern culture! It is deeply painful
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    • cultivating and nurturing germs. If this fear can be reduced even a
    • not cultivate such thoughts, the dead are deprived of them. Ideas
    • manifests in many other respects, but it is difficult to talk about
    • needs of their particular time and culture.
    • great relief for someone fully involved in modern culture, in science
    • culture with all its material blessings. On the contrary, it
    • external material culture to the gods.
    • guided by spiritual luminaries. That is especially difficult now
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    • clairvoyant faculties. Such an encounter can come about when the
    • That is why we speak of reading the occult script, in the true sense
    • the occultist who is able to investigate these things knows that it
    • occult development, the soul immerses itself in specific moods and
    • could also say hierarchies, of the dead as soon as our occult
    • at this particular moment. Speaking as a true occultist and not
    • first time. If, however, you speak as an occultist, thoughts always
    • angels and want to continue there with really fruitful occultism, we
    • does not consist merely in acquiring clairvoyant faculties, but in
    • clairvoyant faculties. In other words, we must learn not only to see
    • People find it difficult to
    • occultist is expected to do more than merely follow instructions on
    • complete misunderstanding of our position in regard to occultism. We
    • so-called occult movement. All we want is that even if our way of
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    • culture as slowly and with just as much difficulty as the natural
    • not speaking from the standpoint of the occult knowledge so often
    • that we must use faculties that slumber, that are latent, to use a
    • depths of our soul a faculty we know nothing of in our everyday life,
    • When we are not using this faculty, it lies dormant deep within our
    • or another person through the soul faculties I have described, we
    • had taken in much of that Christian culture. However, she had not
    • modern culture will eventually come to the point Giordano Bruno did.
    • culture with its prevailing belief in the incontrovertibility of the
    • accepted. However, as our culture continues to develop, it will reach
    • the physical world. A proper perspective on our future cultural
    • culture the yearning and the latent urge in many souls to go beyond
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    • attention to the symptoms of our cultural life. For example, I once
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    • cultural isolation in that region. This famous person was none other
    • the most significant memories of my boyhood, but also most difficult
    • knew about Hellenism and then look with sadness at modern culture,
    • culture in order to fill it with sounds that would encourage people
    • poem about cultural history.
    • wished to embody all of the grotesqueness of modern culture. There
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of the Human Temperaments
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    • with which we have to deal so often. How difficult it is regarding
    • this teaching he was attacked, and only with difficulty escaped the
    • instrument makes difficulties for him. The walk, to be sure, is
    • quickly forgetting child, whose interest it is difficult to hold upon
    • with what may present difficulties in the outer life. For the
    • difficult to overcome, so as to call attention to the difficulties of
    • Oppositions, difficulties, must be placed in the path of the choleric
    • very fact that certain difficulties are presented which the
    • can overcome difficulties which he himself cannot yet overcome;
    • for his ability to overcome objective difficulties. That is the
    • It is also very difficult to manage the melancholic
    • upon what is there, we must cultivate what exists. With the
    • With the phlegmatic child it will be very difficult for us if his
    • appropriate way toward him. It is difficult to gain any influence
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    • with which we have to deal so often. How difficult it is regarding
    • this teaching he was attacked, and only with difficulty escaped the
    • instrument makes difficulties for him. The walk, to be sure, is
    • quickly forgetting child, whose interest it is difficult to hold upon
    • with what may present difficulties in the outer life. For the
    • difficult to overcome, so as to call attention to the difficulties of
    • Oppositions, difficulties, must be placed in the path of the choleric
    • very fact that certain difficulties are presented which the
    • can overcome difficulties which he himself cannot yet overcome;
    • for his ability to overcome objective difficulties. That is the
    • It is also very difficult to manage the melancholic
    • upon what is there, we must cultivate what exists. With the
    • With the phlegmatic child it will be very difficult for us if his
    • appropriate way toward him. It is difficult to gain any influence
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    • Their Bearing on Modern Culture
    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • modern life. How does external culture speak of this phenomenon?
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits. In this third stage, the cultural stage,
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • Science available to us is written in such a difficult style; it
    • coming forward with the suggestion that difficult passages should be
    • rather difficult style.
    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • grapple with difficult chapters of Spiritual Science in a book that
    • with the cultural life of to-day.
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    • Their Bearing on Modern Culture
    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • modern life. How does external culture speak of this phenomenon?
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits. In this third stage, the cultural stage,
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • Science available to us is written in such a difficult style; it
    • coming forward with the suggestion that difficult passages should be
    • rather difficult style.
    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • grapple with difficult chapters of Spiritual Science in a book that
    • with the cultural life of to-day.
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    • told, both by what Occultism relates as well as by outer historical
    • We are told how the heroes find themselves in a difficult position.
    • now works further in mankind is of great significance for occult
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    • told, both by what Occultism relates as well as by outer historical
    • We are told how the heroes find themselves in a difficult position.
    • now works further in mankind is of great significance for occult
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    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • Life itself indicates the line of investigation, and then the faculty
    • receive them; namely, souls through whom the ancient culture of the
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
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    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • Life itself indicates the line of investigation, and then the faculty
    • receive them; namely, souls through whom the ancient culture of the
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
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    • Pictures of Occult Seals and Columns.
    • founded; it guarded and preserved the occult secrets in their form
    • occult teachings. No one in the outer world ever discovered anything
    • of culture. It was, for instance, through such an influence, from a
    • those who stood on the ground of Occult Science, space was the
    • influence which the occult pupils of olden times experienced when the
    • given to us among those things that underlie all occult science, all
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    • Pictures of Occult Seals and Columns.
    • founded; it guarded and preserved the occult secrets in their form
    • occult teachings. No one in the outer world ever discovered anything
    • of culture. It was, for instance, through such an influence, from a
    • those who stood on the ground of Occult Science, space was the
    • influence which the occult pupils of olden times experienced when the
    • given to us among those things that underlie all occult science, all
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • As a rule both envy and falsehood have occult backgrounds. Certain
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • As a rule both envy and falsehood have occult backgrounds. Certain
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • countries where people with mediumistic faculties are brought into a
    • but of a past culture, of the Graeco-Latin epoch. You see, if the
    • Graeco-Latin culture. Consequently this Graeco-Latin culture fills
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • which does not contain traces of Graeco-Latin culture, for we write
    • turn back to antiquated cultures.
    • When we survey our cultural environment, we do not find in it only
    • character of our culture and the Roman character of modern
    • In regard to modern culture, we should therefore consider, in
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • concept of the influences of past and future in modern culture —
    • This explains the difficulty of acting in regard to the social
    • time really needs. It will be difficult to acquire this organ in the
    • You see, this is the extraordinary difficulty of the present time,
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • countries where people with mediumistic faculties are brought into a
    • but of a past culture, of the Graeco-Latin epoch. You see, if the
    • Graeco-Latin culture. Consequently this Graeco-Latin culture fills
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • which does not contain traces of Graeco-Latin culture, for we write
    • turn back to antiquated cultures.
    • When we survey our cultural environment, we do not find in it only
    • character of our culture and the Roman character of modern
    • In regard to modern culture, we should therefore consider, in
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • concept of the influences of past and future in modern culture —
    • This explains the difficulty of acting in regard to the social
    • time really needs. It will be difficult to acquire this organ in the
    • You see, this is the extraordinary difficulty of the present time,
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    • organism. In the present time, occult immersion in the world
    • expression is not quite appropriate, for it is difficult to coin
    • “Occult Science” you will discover an important
    • an effort to get up. You will find it difficult to get up if you
    • realms. All the difficulties which more developed human beings
    • that the difficulties of our age are a warning, induce us to
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    • organism. In the present time, occult immersion in the world
    • expression is not quite appropriate, for it is difficult to coin
    • “Occult Science” you will discover an important
    • an effort to get up. You will find it difficult to get up if you
    • realms. All the difficulties which more developed human beings
    • that the difficulties of our age are a warning, induce us to
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    • directly from the spiritual world to the general cultural life of today:
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    • Occult Science
    • It is condensed and difficult for most readers, and above all for those
    • like. Of course the difficulty is still there; it can still only be
    • done by metaphor and suggestion; but the difficulty is much less likely
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    • grammes, they will only be infected with great difficulty.
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    • consciousness again. This will come about if Anthroposophy is cultivated
    • in full earnestness, extends his studies of human civilisation and culture
    • Occult Science.
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    • difficult to extinguish again, of our own accord, the strengthened
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    • you will say, is a difficult conception. Well, so it is. But you know
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    • more painstaking, conscientious observer than without the faculty of
    • or to inner joy, to something that we find easy or that proves difficult
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    • preceding lectures that a study of man's faculty of memory can give
    • connections. So today we will study this faculty of memory as such,
    • few features indicate the role of the faculty of memory in physical,
    • inner constitution of our soul whether we find this difficult or not;
    • are really able to live there. Our faculty of memory now undergoes its
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    • that, among people who had reached a certain degree of culture, freedom
    • something which illustrates how the cultured people of the day were
    • them he analyzed the difficulties humanity experiences in this very
    • out how necessary it is to follow these difficulties with clear
    • mood in wide circles of the cultivated world which seemed full of
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    • culture, all that belongs to the fourth cultural epoch. And the
    • post-Atlantean age, which we seek to cultivate through spiritual
    • the difficulties of working on the faithful in modern times and
    • generally to take these difficulties into account. One ought to pay
    • cultivated was not applied to produce sharply defined concepts. What
    • difficult to distinguish in the individual instance whether it is
    • culture of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. It then became necessary
    • is so great but great for the last culture epoch, for, of course,
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    • intensified condition of consciousness. The difficulty in the present
    • “On the Cultivation of Human Egotism by the Churches” —
    • egotism in human nature. Churches, as cultivators of the deepest
    • the most extreme egotism. By this cultivation of egotism on the part of
    • cultivated, mankind has become what it is today. Just think if the
    • greatest difficulty in freeing oneself.
    • present culture. It is on this side then that the naivety lies; and
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    • delicate conscience can make life very difficult. Another kind of
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    • delicate conscience can make life very difficult. Another kind of
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    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • to take spirit-self into it in the next, the sixth, culture-epoch. I
    • amount of intellectual culture enables them to solve the riddle of
    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • to take spirit-self into it in the next, the sixth, culture-epoch. I
    • amount of intellectual culture enables them to solve the riddle of
    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • have lived on earth only when we learn to imbue with love the faculty
    • Only a selfless, love-imbued faculty of cognition can grasp this
    • only with the greatest difficulty can one lift them on to a higher
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    • have lived on earth only when we learn to imbue with love the faculty
    • Only a selfless, love-imbued faculty of cognition can grasp this
    • only with the greatest difficulty can one lift them on to a higher
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    • epochs of culture, and so on? Those who feel that a realistic
    • culture epoch, during which the most important peoples were the
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • the various peoples of this period of culture should work together.
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • secluded from the rest of mankind. Hence the difficulty of getting to
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • absolutely necessary condition. If the difficulty of coming to mutual
    • And cultivation of individuality — which belongs to the
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • of their species, they have this inborn faculty; it is inherent in
    • soul this self-culture of the individual is one of the most important
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • to the difficulty of understanding one another. It is what must come
    • it were, to the proof, and difficulties spring up everywhere. These
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    • culture epoch, during which the most important peoples were the
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • the various peoples of this period of culture should work together.
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • secluded from the rest of mankind. Hence the difficulty of getting to
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • absolutely necessary condition. If the difficulty of coming to mutual
    • And cultivation of individuality — which belongs to the
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • of their species, they have this inborn faculty; it is inherent in
    • soul this self-culture of the individual is one of the most important
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • to the difficulty of understanding one another. It is what must come
    • it were, to the proof, and difficulties spring up everywhere. These
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    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
    • lying and deception in modern culture is due to the fact that we
    • works of culture will no longer send their voice out into the universe,
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    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
    • lying and deception in modern culture is due to the fact that we
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • to include all those concerned with agriculture who are now present
    • lines in agriculture, which he himself has tested in one way or another
    • work which this Agricultural Circle has before it, it will not be without
    • with our own methods; we can judge of it without any doubt or difficulty.
    • and myself — an agricultural estate is always an individuality,
    • will emerge quickly enough in agriculture! The farming anthroposophist
    • regard to the area of land which you begin to cultivate in our ways.
    • you feel for the fact that this Agricultural Course has been achieved,
    • the farmers and yeomen of our agricultural life. They will be well understood
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    • AGRICULTURE
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    • No doubt there will be a little technical difficulty in distributing
    • the number of cow-horns the difficulty will rapidly increase —
    • any foreign bodies are left in it. You will not find it difficult to
    • too might be possible. But I have no idea how many cow-horns an agricultural
    • not really native to the district. But you can get over this difficulty.
    • you must test for yourselves. It will not, however, be difficult to
    • of the real beauty of the folk-dialects! It was a kind of cultural philosophy.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • you have indicated, are cultivated plants and so-called weeds equally
    • the cultivation of the plants you mentioned yarrow, camomile, the stinging
    • be overgrown with cultivated plants.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • — occultly ethical — question). If such procedures were
    • agriculture would go from bad to worse in civilised countries. Not only
    • has been done in this direction occultly. I can only say, I am convinced
    • to say what is. The question of what ought to be is more difficult as
    • No doubt it may be difficult to get stags' bladders; and yet —
    • how many things that are difficult are not done in the world! One might
    • Generally speaking, all that I have said applies to fruit culture also.
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    • What is the best way of combating couch-grass? It is very difficult,
    • that come to them with far greater difficulty than they did a few decades
    • cities; for in large cities there is enough for an agricultural district
    • It also has its good side, especially if you use it for fruit-culture,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • they had noticed in seed-strains and in many cultivated plants. What
    • occasion marking the birth-hour of a world-wide agricultural movement.
    • or scientist's whole life-work; the agricultural course is full
    • path in the agricultural movement, which did all its learning in the
    • impulse given by Rudolf Steiner to agriculture stand clearly before
    • Dr. Steiner to give an agricultural course. As Dr. Steiner was already
    • The agricultural
    • is to make the benefits of our agricultural preparations available to
    • agricultural course was given. He had been speaking of the need for
    • the Koberwitz agricultural course in proper perspective as an introduction
    • “Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Method,” did not originate with
    • Agricultural Course, which was attended by some sixty persons, Rudolf
    • modern agriculture were on the wane. “This must be achieved in
    • of those who had been inspired by the agricultural course and were now
    • school of thought and a chemically-minded agricultural thinking confronted
    • one another from opposite points of the compass at the time the agricultural
    • in this view, and the theory still dominates orthodox scientific agricultural
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • to the Agriculture Course of June, 1924.)
    • hydrochloric and sulphuric. Agriculture is faced with a new danger,
    • who is now devoting himself to Agriculture, it is important, for example,
    • are eclipsed nowadays. Modern agriculture has such experience no longer.
    • Streicher: It is difficult for the modern farmer, especially just
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are able to hold this Agriculture Course here in the house of Count
    • throughout these days an agricultural spirit which is already deeply
    • intimate Union with Agriculture, was prevalent in all that we were
    • Agriculture Course. We who have come here can express our thanks just
    • difficulties which such a gathering may involve in a house remote
    • will show us how intimately the interests of Agriculture are bound
    • Agriculture. Here, needless to say, we can only touch upon the
    • central domain of Agriculture itself, albeit this of its own accord
    • Agriculture especially is sadly hit by the whole trend of modern
    • explain it in the case of Agriculture, so that we may not be speaking
    • things, chapters on the economic aspects of Agriculture. Economists
    • consider, how Agriculture should be carried on in the light of
    • this subject: how Agriculture should be shaped, in the light of
    • Agriculture, not even of the social forms it should assume, unless
    • the economics of Agriculture. The whole thing seems to them so well
    • established. But it is not so. No one can judge of Agriculture who
    • neither in Agriculture nor in any other sphere.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • recognise the conditions on which the prosperity of Agriculture
    • observe how all agricultural products arise; how Agriculture lives in
    • as possible. Whatever you need for agricultural production, you
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • intestines of the “agricultural individuality,” if we may
    • agricultural individuality is standing on its head? For the following
    • be clear that the whole domain of Agriculture — including what
    • peculiar relation to the head-formation. Cultivate a sense of form to
    • — you have the position which the “agricultural
    • agricultural unit should be. Only the animal stock must also be
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • important questions in agriculture is that of the significance of
    • held the name so secret and occult, only because if they had not done
    • man is not plant, but man. He has the faculty, time and again to
    • It is difficult to
    • of the greatest importance for agriculture. Nitrogen becomes the
    • evolution this was made difficult for carbon. It could indeed
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • methods for Agriculture, as it is for other spheres of life. Nature
    • True, this is not quite so bad in Agriculture; here they do not always
    • with the realities of Agriculture as the customary science of to-day
    • Agriculture, and notably when we come to the question of manuring.
    • very difficult to come to terms at all with this science of to-day,
    • come from the theorising. You see how difficult it is to come to any
    • practical domains of life — and notably for Agriculture.
    • brought into a dead earth and find it difficult, out of its own vitality,
    • chiefly wish to indicate is that we must treat the whole agricultural
    • great difficulty in doing so. Why should it not be possible to make
    • life. You may cultivate some fruit of field or orchard in its appearance
    • to the whole, and so it should be. If you pursue agriculture in this
    • to the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, Rudolf Steiner House,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • vital to agriculture, we should always remain in larger spheres,
    • those inspirations which we are able to give to agriculture out of spiritual
    • often find repeated in agricultural literature, in many variations.
    • is not at all difficult for us to use the minute quantities in the proper
    • things, but let me say at the outset: if they should be difficult to
    • of our Agricultural Circle should make experiments; they will soon see
    • two plants should he difficult to get in some locality, they might be
    • other hand, most difficult to replace for its good influence on our
    • will make the manure intelligent, nay, you will give it the faculty
    • the result will soon be that the alleged “excellent agricultural
    • to speak. This difficulty does not occur tn human healing, for a man
    • devices that are pursued in the chemical laboratories of modern agriculture,
    • who have studied academic agriculture from the modern point of view
    • way. It will give the soil the faculty to attract just as much silicic
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • the editorial offices of a Viennese agricultural paper in the 1880's.
    • they not try to do to fight against it! Read of it in the agricultural
    • In some districts it may be difficult to carry out; then you can afford
    • only it is difficult to collect the products of decay. But you will
    • receive the faculty to bring forth plant-life out of itself. This faculty
    • is saturated with water, and with greater difficulty when the earth
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
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    • the faculty to regulate the ethereal vitality within the soil whenever
    • is an essential part of agriculture, and should indeed be thought of
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • it will be much improved when our agricultural training tends more to
    • whatever is long and thin-stalked and goes to hay (Diagram 20). In agriculture
    • not like the animals of the plains, for they must walk about under difficult
    • or beet, that is to say, which by enhanced cultivation have grown bigger
    • materialistic since the introduction of potato cultivation into Europe.
    • of such things will relate agriculture in a most intimate way —
    • It is infinitely important that agriculture should be so related to
    • owing to their general interest and who are not in the Agricultural
    • resolved upon by the Agricultural Circle, and I can only say that I
    • Agriculture Conference we have also enjoyed a real farm festival. Therefore
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • occult pupil before us. He had to arouse within himself the
    • In the depths of the Temple Mysteries the occult pupil
    • The Occultist
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • occult pupil before us. He had to arouse within himself the
    • In the depths of the Temple Mysteries the occult pupil
    • The Occultist
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    • the truths of occultism and of theosophy, relating what I
    • very large measure of occult power, is something that
    • Richard Wagner has for the occultist quite a unique
    • sun — all who have true occult knowledge learn to
    • occultist.
    • those times regulated out of an occult wisdom. It was known
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    • very large measure of occult power, is something that
    • Richard Wagner has for the occultist quite a unique
    • sun — all who have true occult knowledge learn to
    • occultist.
    • those times regulated out of an occult wisdom. It was known
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    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
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    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
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    • they acquire the faculty of a tremendous roaring, of uttering immensely
    • parts of the devachanic plane certain beings who are very difficult
    • It is more difficult to
    • for instance, to observe occultly what dissolute spirits insinuate themselves
    • path of occult development to ever higher stages of knowledge learns
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    • occult science we call a “Sun” is — like our present
    • known in occultism as “fire” — was the matter of Saturn.
    • evolutions in an age which, speaking in the sense of occult astronomy,
    • The occultist makes use of two words to indicate the difference between
    • why the occultists have called the constellation which was entered at
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    • in its way of thinking and feeling. This will make it more difficult
    • with their understanding, but it will become increasingly difficult
    • are not in the least so very difficult to comprehend, but the right
    • schoolmasters instruct the children and cultivate the land allotted
    • on the other hand the spiritual facts have been found by occult means,
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    • off within the earth-mass which is described in occultism as “ash.”
    • has been produced from coarse matter and that his spiritual faculties
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    • emphasized that as a rule in occultism one always goes wrong and can
    • make terrible mistakes unless one describes out of the occult facts
    • and with the Earth the blood was added. If one follows up the occult
    • planet. Hence in occultism we call the Moon the “Cosmos of Wisdom”
    • incarnations. That is expressed in occultism quite definitely by saying:
    • other-wise have rushed past so vehemently. One therefore says in occultism
    • things in the true sense as given by occultism, then they cannot be
    • from materiality but how it must recede because it has sought its culture
    • culture reaches its culmination and sinks into decadence. But a new
    • culture has fallen into decay, we go on further to the Greco-Latin culture,
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    • look up to hierarchies — as they are called in occultism —
    • Genuine occultism, true spiritual science, cannot share the usual trivial
    • When one speaks in occultism
    • of the folk spirit one does not speak of an incomprehensible being difficult
    • the first culture-epoch of the Post-Atlantean Age, that of the ancient
    • found sciences, cultivate their fields — everything of human origin,
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    • spirit and soul. For the occult observer, however, still other beings
    • body and soul. In various occult teachings they are often called elemental
    • of these beings can be investigated by occult means just as in the case
    • and faculties. Thus man shares in creating both — his external
    • experience all sorts of crass cultural phenomena in the near future.
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    • time of the first third of the Atlantean culture epoch. There the life
    • and effaces nothing. It is difficult, however, to read in the Akashic
    • would see how those cultures were cast in the same mold — as,
    • aroused in acknowledging them would lead to many difficulties. For if
    • Faculties develop in the shepherd through which these elemental beings
    • and can definitely be observed through the methods which occult wisdom
    • eagle of Zeus so is it everywhere where symbolism goes back to occult
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    • have gone through various culture epochs: the old Indian, the ancient
    • and now we stand in the fifth culture-epoch of the Post-Atlantean age.
    • man if during his different incarnations in those culture-epochs he
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    • He had a premonition of what human cultural life will be when all that
    • that man has won in various realms will flow together into an All-culture,
    • a comprehensive culture. The arts in a certain way are the actual fore-runners
    • our culture if men will but turn their minds to true spirituality. Through
    • the outer, then there will be a culture again. There have indeed been
    • those who bore in their souls the dawn of a new culture were gathered
    • it would not meet us in what has become world culture. The theosophist
    • carries a future culture. Others may ask what he has already accomplished.
    • the winter. Let us so transform them that they shall work as culture
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    • still cultivated in certain centres whose impulses only
    • ‘I’, were cultivated until the turn of the
    • teachings were still cultivated in the University of
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    • difficult and weighty matters entail grave consideration of
    • speaking of them now. It is in any case very difficult to
    • any other arrangement. It is difficult to speak about these
    • Understanding will inevitably be difficult for anyone who
    • however, friends are fully conscious that such difficulties
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    • culture, they rather lived in the sensation ‘It
    • culture and education — all that the people knew
    • was only at the beginning, and was still difficult. Man was
    • European culture. It is there to this day; and in the
    • cultivated in the Anthroposophical Movement. Today, my dear
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    • Occult Science.
    • cult or ritual men consciously transform their physical
    • frequently remain unnoticed even by the most occult of
    • occultists. To many a man of today, when he utters some
    • Never were there such difficulties as there are today in
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    • once described here as a great cult or act of ritual was
    • beings in the world. Then indeed great difficulties of life
    • But these difficulties are meant to come, for they are
    • all its many difficulties. For in this case too, we must
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    • case. On the contrary, people who have excellent faculties
    • cult or ritual, consisting in mighty Imaginations. And in
    • longing. Thus it was difficult for them to find their way
    • such difficulty? For the simple reason, my dear friends,
    • who has had anything to do with occult matters, knows that
    • so, when we now look with occult vision at all that these
    • in that super-sensible cult or ritual. Yet they came to it
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    • cultivated in a living way.
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    • were. A living knowledge of this kind was cultivated until
    • was still cultivated even until that turn of the 14th and
    • centres we still see these old teachings cultivated, though
    • with the greatest imaginable difficulties. They were
    • in Spain. He had cultivated a living exemplary
    • cultivated, and something was still present of an
    • were preparing to cultivate Aristotelianism in the
    • a condition to cultivate knowledge in this living way. What
    • cultivate must now give place to Aristotelianism. We will
    • to continue the cultivation of knowledge in the
    • circle of monks in the Theological Faculty at the
    • unison with them subsequently cultivated Aristotelianism on
    • cultivating spirituality once more within the civilization
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    • Grecian culture and civilisation was carried, with
    • cult or ritual (Cultus) that took shape in the
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    • seeking to cultivate the message of Michael. There are some
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    • point was to spread Grecian culture in a cosmopolitan way,
    • predestined to a harder, more difficult experience of karma
    • forth with difficulty, — when as I say they do bring
    • with that human being's faculties.
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    • very seriously. And now compare the infinite difficulties
    • On the contrary, it generally becomes more difficult
    • omitted) it is not overwhelmingly difficult for those who
    • Waldorf School, it becomes far more difficult to give
    • cleverness which is thus cultivated is used by Ahriman. And
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    • friends, I must admit, is one of the most difficult
    • inner nature — of soul-faculty and soul-condition
    • remained in the kingdom of Michael, it is difficult to find
    • faculties to the highest point of eminence. It was only
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    • absorbed Greek culture. Even including a certain unusual
    • refined, strong figures with Greek culture – Romans
    • with Greek culture, which added Greek cultural delicacy to
    • Greek culture didn't understand it at all. They had
    • highly cultured people argued against Christianity, how
    • Christianity; it was fought against by a high culture which
    • little intellectuality or high culture. Even
    • culture could not understand about the essence of the
    • penetrated western culture, was opposed to Christianity.
    • Christian culture and the Christian impulse. And he who
    • Christian culture. And modern natural scientific
    • materialistic culture. It is certainly possible to divest
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    • things which are necessary to it during this cultural
    • difficult meditation appears light-filled. One sees plants
    • help it if I am obliged to read in the occult text about a
    • occult cosmic text. When one has attained to clairvoyant
    • cosmic occult text. I said that contemporary consciousness
    • is at first extremely difficult to extract many things from
    • difficult and broader meaning than it normally has. I can
    • is in the Spiritual Script. For it is very difficult and
    • completely free cultural environment. My education was
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    • Asiatic cult which was a mixture of many other cults, but
    • which was mainly the Mithras cult – one can see this
    • cult was previously celebrated. Yes, one must say what for
    • services. It is not difficult to understand why these
    • new, difficult experience added to the Bath Kol
    • Occult
    • obligations exist! And following one such occult obligation
    • cultivated a kind of secret rite and teachings at certain
    • culture, by his dedication to the highest spiritual powers,
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    • about how on his travels he encountered the pagan cults and
    • years of age, where he learned an occult teaching and knew
    • the people who dedicated themselves to that occult
    • wisdom, culture and moral achievements. He often thought
    • cults of Asia Minor and Southern Europe. But he also
    • carried in his soul the feeling that this cult had
    • themselves by means of their way of life and their occult
    • correct. But it is very difficult to observe such things in
    • distant our present culture is from this search for truth.
    • are greatly respected nowadays. It is difficult today to be
    • clothes, and they are even true! The hounds of cultural
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    • in Steiner's work. While describing the sixth post-Atlantean cultural
    • evolution of certain faculties of the human soul. Human beings will
    • age, culture, time, times, and so on — are not used in a consistent,
    • this way. The seven post-Atlantean cultural epochs, for example, are
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    • the Apocalypse that can be made public only in our time. It was cultivated
    • in the Middle Ages in the occult schools of the Rosicrucians. At that
    • Occultism is not usually
    • only at the end of their culture. The successive post-Atlantean cultures
    • were: First, the pre-Vedantic culture in southern Asia, in India. That
    • was the beginning of the Aryan cultures; second, the epoch of Zarathustra,
    • including the culture of ancient Persia; third, the Egyptian culture,
    • cultures. The first seeds of Christianity were sown during this age
    • in the womb of the Hebrew peoples; fourth, the Greco-Latin cultural
    • Greco-Latin culture was taken over by the northern races: Celts, Germans,
    • slow transformation of the Greco-Latin cultural heritage brought about
    • East brought to Europe through the Arabs. The actual goal of this cultural
    • of occult science and the mysteries. But the two streams will be united
    • the end of these post-Atlantean cultures and will know completely different
    • The Aryan cultures encompass
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    • the Apocalypse that can be made public only in our time. It was cultivated
    • in the Middle Ages in the occult schools of the Rosicrucians. At that
    • Occultism is not usually
    • only at the end of their culture. The successive post-Atlantean cultures
    • were: First, the pre-Vedantic culture in southern Asia, in India. That
    • was the beginning of the Aryan cultures; second, the epoch of Zarathustra,
    • including the culture of ancient Persia; third, the Egyptian culture,
    • cultures. The first seeds of Christianity were sown during this age
    • in the womb of the Hebrew peoples; fourth, the Greco-Latin cultural
    • Greco-Latin culture was taken over by the northern races: Celts, Germans,
    • slow transformation of the Greco-Latin cultural heritage brought about
    • East brought to Europe through the Arabs. The actual goal of this cultural
    • of occult science and the mysteries. But the two streams will be united
    • the end of these post-Atlantean cultures and will know completely different
    • The Aryan cultures encompass
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    • Asia Minor. And neither was it difficult to prove the existence of locust
    • numbers are to be read but it was dripping with occultism. How does
    • time, the occult sign of the lamb. The lamb receives the book with the
    • In occult schools the
    • look into the past a little we see the Atlantean culture before the
    • calculated by occult wisdom, just as today one calculates time according
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    • beings who were firmly anchored in our materialistic culture. Such a day
    • what this personality signifies within our cultural life. The nineteenth
    • Occidental culture, no one was found as suitable as Helena Petrovna
    • in occultism: the twelve goes into the seven, which means that the physical
    • the cultivation
    • the Atlantean. We are now living in the age of cultural epochs.
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    • cultivated. So you will find one aspect emphasized in one territory, and
    • What we refer to as the various peoples or folk groups cultivate particular
    • human being, another folk cultivates another aspect. But we have mentioned
    • another only the physical body, is cultivated. In our various incarnations
    • physical body is especially cultivated. The individual words characterize
    • Cultivating the astral body means, then, to work manas into the astral
    • body. As much as you have cultivated your astral body — to that
    • budhi is especially cultivated. What does that mean? If manas is especially
    • cultivated, and if the human being has become a knower, then what we
    • In the same way the entire Apocalypse is composed with occult signs.
    • the occult script.
    • in the occult language of signs. Theosophy must point out this language
    • of occult signs.
    • it wants to be a real influence on our modern culture.
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    • Old Testament and in ancient Jewish occult teaching there were, as in
    • the exercises prescribed in occult schools, a clairvoyant sees entirely
    • impressions of the day. Only the prescriptions from the occult school
    • body all that had been prepared in the astral through occult exercises.
    • post-Atlantean cultures. In the seven seals, he portrays the seven cultures
    • post-Atlantean. It consists of seven cultures of which we are now in
    • And in the seven trumpets, he portrays the seven cultures of the seventh
    • present-day culture we can see in the physical world. But what will
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    • must go beyond our culture back to the Greco-Latin cultural epoch, the
    • age. Further back in the past we arrive at the Egypto-Chaldean cultural
    • back to the primal holy age of the ancient Indian culture. In this way
    • we finally arrive back at the time of the great Atlantean culture which
    • blossoming of the Atlantean culture, we find the modern human being's
    • abilities that our present-day culture has created; for example, they did
    • centers at that time. Our present-day mystery and occult schools work
    • were cultivated at the same time. The leaders of that time can be called
    • conscious vision of the spiritual world. Unlike our culture, which is
    • of Atlantis. Therefore, he had the task of seeing to it that the culture
    • all for the post-Atlantean cultures. These new cultures required the
    • a sunrise over the great post-Atlantean culture, they developed the
    • for present-day culture. This was necessary for the future.
    • is achieved through occult training; the etheric body is transformed
    • Persian culture. In place of the seven Indian teachers came the first
    • culture; his astral body was especially well developed. When he was
    • became one of the most important personalities of post-Atlantean culture
    • to become the greatest teacher of the fourth post-Atlantean cultural
    • cultures were inspired by the great sun oracle of ancient Atlantis, and
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    • for the seven representatives of the seven cultural epochs of the
    • and the human physical body was still very difficult to distinguish
    • physical nature the most. The occultist refers to them as the bull people.
    • with the view of an occultist sees this picture of the four human groups
    • post-Atlantean culture. This catastrophe will also have its mission, its
    • one another, a war of the classes. This future catastrophe is difficult
    • fall; and in the mysteries of the black occult schools these magical
    • consciousness of self. We will then have learned, in these seven cultures
    • to the first epoch of our culture, to the holy Rishis who pointed to
    • of black magic in the ancient Indian culture. We find the greatest misuse
    • In the occult schools
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    • John's overview. He came from a cultural era when much was still taken
    • these cultural epochs is presented with the seven stars in his hand.
    • Looking at the cultural epoch that saw the outer world as maya or illusion,
    • of the Atlantean cultural epoch he refers to what lives in their memories.
    • people of the second cultural epoch, the age of Zarathustra. He speaks to
    • world as the expression of the spirit. In this way the cultivation of
    • the earth's fields should be like a cultivation of the physical body
    • that existed parallel to the ancient Persian culture also looked up
    • remnants of the second cultural epoch remained. We know how mightily
    • each of the various cultural epochs; for souls always have something
    • During the Egyptian culture
    • that our culture now begins to climb upward to a spiritual understanding
    • cultural evolution has as its meaning the goal of leading humanity through
    • cultural epochs.
    • second letter because this letter refers to the second cultural epoch.
    • In all of occultism there are certain symbols that dominate
    • not yet place any value on knowledge; the culture of Zarathustra just as
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    • we begin to count our fifth age, the Germanic cultural epoch. The fourth
    • spiritual world. But Greek culture could, in the fullest sense, feel what
    • not yet exist in the earliest times of our culture. Only gradually
    • came into this stream. We find in Roman culture a complete skepticism
    • place in such a way that what was cultivated in the Egypto-Chaldean age
    • age must found a new culture after the war of all against all. The seventh
    • culture, will be perceptible on the earth in the seventh age. But these
    • the entire culture of earth has to offer. The seventh age will be such
    • over into a distant future. The key will be turned in the sixth cultural
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    • age are reflected in the first post-Atlantean culture, in the ancient
    • outside. This separation was reflected in the ancient Persian cultural
    • cultural epoch.
    • the ancient Egyptian culture. Hence, the religious life was a worship
    • culture. This era had an aspect of the world that had already presented
    • have nothing to repeat. We have seen how ancient cultures were always
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    • a more occult
    • cultures had the task of reflecting in human souls the great cosmic
    • processes that had taken place in the course of time. In our cultural
    • the question: If only now, in the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch,
    • occult process taking place here. Christ lived, of course, for only
    • the fifth letter in the Apocalypse how the people of the fifth cultural
    • self-evident for the cultural epoch of the community of Philadelphia.
    • The wisdom of the fifth cultural age will blossom forth as a flower of
    • love in the sixth cultural age.
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    • second part of Faust, a very important book from the occult
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    • being externally. Just as seven successive cultural epochs can be listed
    • of spiritual culture will have overcome their lower nature. They will
    • Indian that the external world, material culture, appears as yet untouched
    • fruit of the third age, the Egypto-Chaldean culture, during which humankind
    • social laws did not exist among human beings in the Persian culture.
    • weighed. In this way, what will appear as the fruit of our seven cultures
    • In the Greco-Latin culture,
    • opposed to this is working, through a certain cultivation of the I,
    • much. But they will be the most important cultural force after the war
    • culture, as it were: on water and on earth. But humankind must take
    • clairvoyant through occult training can also experience what the writer
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    • been explained in occult schools by real experts who do not explain
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    • unite with the sun. On this Jupiter-Earth all the great cultural ages
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    • culture the brain was entirely soft, more or less like that of a
    • In the cultural epochs
    • by the Yahweh-Christ principle in the next cultural epoch.
    • the I, in our culture, the I permeates the consciousness soul. In the
    • is characterized in occultism with a “0” or zero. Therefore,
    • of wisdom in the next age. What is exoteric culture today was mystery
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    • orderings, to the end that they acquire the faculty of holding the balance
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    • etc. — forces that have taken deep hold in the culture and civilization
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    • subject is a difficult one to approach. For if we turn our attention
    • mystic, occult heights, we see at once that a real, true
    • one who wishes to reflect, in the occult sense, upon the life of man,
    • sight, our entire spiritual faculty for seeing and beholding the
    • our intention here to pursue this “occult physiology,” as
    • necessary to proceed in a somewhat different way, in this occult
    • consider, something of which occult science, however, since its task
    • regard to the animal. On the contrary the occult task is to consider
    • of a science that is not occult will say that we have to do with a
    • really can confront us only in the field of occultism. A question may
    • spinal cord, the occult method of observation reveals that what
    • later what underlies the occult view, so as to enable us to say this.
    • occult view affects it.
    • And here occult observation shows us that there actually is, inside
    • which we shall justify in the following lectures, occult, clairvoyant
    • exist in the physical world of sense. Even though it is difficult to
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    • of our reflections, the difficulty of keeping in our mind's eye
    • method of observation a foundation for the occult method, let us
    • visualise all this it is important, as a basis for an occult method
    • basis for everything that will enable us to ascend to occult heights,
    • takes part in its digestion. On such grounds, the occultists of all
    • comparison — it appeared to the occultists of old to be best
    • occultists and their observations, was the first within our solar
    • occult study, a certain relationship which the nerve-system has to
    • authenticating this later on, that for the occultist the nerve-system
    • life. We shall see later on that anthroposophy, or occultism, does
    • man — and I said yesterday that in occultism our task is not as
    • basis for arriving at the occult foundations of human nature. In
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    • of occult observation of the human being and afterwards to build into
    • occult exercises, to set free from the blood the nerves of our brain
    • that he has brought his faculty of cognition to an inward
    • extraordinarily difficult to find out the functions of the spleen by
    • occultists, anything whatever can be substantiated by showing clearly
    • any being, making it independent, is called in occultism saturnine,
    • belonging to our solar system. For the occultist all those forces
    • this surrounding world. For this reason occultists of all the ages
    • names as the ones already mentioned are chosen in occultism. They are
    • chosen because the occultist does not connect with the names borne by
    • originally created in the occult schools they were never applied
    • a rhythm of its own. And the occultists have, consequently, been
    • an occult idea, expressed in the name Kronos or
    • be able to understand why certain occultists can with justice say as
    • has penetrated into human nature with the help of occult
    • by means of occult science, can re-establish from the human
    • or beginning with the help of occult science on the one hand; and we
    • in the myths and sagas, and that those occultists are right who find
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    • difficulties present themselves even to those who approach the
    • scientific methods, find difficulties as soon as they choose the road
    • the occult depths of cosmic Being.
    • presented by external science. The difficulty before us is this, that
    • anthroposophical world-conception into the culture and knowledge of
    • names as we have described is justified, that in occultism the
    • the activities here referred to, occult knowledge sees in the heart
    • the occultists, according to the same principle, characterise as
    • lectures I shall have occasion to show you that the occultists have
    • difficulties that the most varied answers, offered by the most
    • of occultism, in which it is considered a dispute over empty
    • leads them out of all their difficulties, but only in the sense that
    • of occult physiology) is a super-sensible organisation, which we
    • occult methods, we see at this point ether-forces compressed as if
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    • be difficult for you to believe that forces not visible to the senses
    • difficult to think that space around us may likewise be completely
    • of this organ is its least significant part. In occult literature
    • not be difficult for us to conceive that the human organism as a
    • may be used as they ought to be used. It is not difficult to gain this
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    • therefore, it will not be difficult to grasp the fact that we must
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    • who has a basis of genuine and true occultism will tell you that the
    • occult observations. If I could hold lectures for half a year,
    • occultism.
    • occultism, when it is asserted that all processes in our soul-life
    • through occultism.
    • it for granted that these statements as to results of occult research
    • difficult, if one has even only a moderate capacity for true
    • themselves in real effects; so that, as a result of purely occult
    • these facts, combats such affirmations as may be based upon occult
    • show us how significant, how illuminating, occult premisses may be
    • difficult to distinguish individually, to which particular course of
    • diseased organ appear to us in the light of occult physiology?”
    • very distinct, if we are able to presuppose occult principles. It
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    • last few days regarding “occult physiology,” in which the
    • To be sure, there is a certain difficulty in taking such a view. But
    • all occultism, this which first confronts the purely physical matter
    • we say in occultism, by the ether-body. The moment the nutritive
    • this? Can we verify that which occult perception compels us to
    • in such a way that the best picture occultism can give us is to
    • and intimate occult observation, to the relationship which the heart
    • for thousands of years occult science has not only examined,
    • of occult sources, that we can quietly bide our time, that the facts
    • What does occultism
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    • occultism. The modern physicist will of course say that there is
    • Elohim introduced into the elementary matter, is difficult to
    • which is what we should expect, if it really derives from occult
    • description I gave in my Occult Science of the coming into existence
    • faculties of seers who speak to us across thousands of years.
    • Occult Science,
    • centuries they have completely ignored what occult investigation has
    • will know what difficulty this point has caused the commentators.
    • The first difficulty
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    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • very ancient occult truth, a truth to which even modern physiology
    • Occult Science,
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    • necessary it is to have recourse to occult sources if one wishes to
    • figure.” Through being cut off from occult sources, the fruit
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    • Thus what is actually to be seen is an inner faculty showing itself
    • for anyone who begins to hear voices to cultivate the greatest
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    • through Spiritual or Occult Science. This leads us to ask why the
    • hearers readily realise how difficult it is to reach the depths upon
    • further he probes the more numerous are the difficulties which
    • investigation, then the real difficulties begin to show themselves,
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    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • of an Occult Science) and if we constantly practise them in a
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • besides a mere activity of thought. Though it may be difficult to
    • which presents far greater difficulties.
    • to be cultivated within it — just as if the nut’s shell
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    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • of an Occult Science) and if we constantly practise them in a
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • besides a mere activity of thought. Though it may be difficult to
    • which presents far greater difficulties.
    • to be cultivated within it — just as if the nut’s shell
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    • not only have the described faculties but must be able, after the
    • itself. Such a cultivation of the will is accomplished only when the
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Only by having this meeting will one acquire the faculty to
    • in ecstasy are actually rooted in a false cultivation of the mystical
    • faculty of the human being. When man strives always to enter more and
    • spiritual substance that is cultivated in the human being through
    • spiritual investigator to cultivate one particular mood of soul,
    • that the spiritual investigator must cultivate allows him in the
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    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • the ordinary faculty of judgment vanishes in him if super-sensible
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • not only have the described faculties but must be able, after the
    • itself. Such a cultivation of the will is accomplished only when the
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Only by having this meeting will one acquire the faculty to
    • in ecstasy are actually rooted in a false cultivation of the mystical
    • faculty of the human being. When man strives always to enter more and
    • spiritual substance that is cultivated in the human being through
    • spiritual investigator to cultivate one particular mood of soul,
    • that the spiritual investigator must cultivate allows him in the
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    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • the ordinary faculty of judgment vanishes in him if super-sensible
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • cultural life of today: the requirement of meeting fully the inner need and
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    • The origin of dramatic art in European cultural life. The Mystery Of
    • of the human bodily sheaths. An occult sign. (20th August,
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    • re-awakened through our modern viewpoint and the cultivation of Spiritual
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • European cultural development when the several activities of the
    • in feeling to the very first beginnings of European cultural
    • development, to times when a unified culture, born directly out of
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • their culture, but they still spoke of religion, even when their
    • with the archetypal mother of all culture.
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • that. True occultism at a somewhat higher level shows us however that
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • it cannot be a continuation of the occultism, the mysticism, which
    • occultism; we should be putting our personal preferences above the
    • some form or other of ancient occultism, let us suppress this, and
    • occultism nor modern science will serve to satisfy the deepest need
    • middle course between purely historical occultism, which can be read
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • place of this ancient clairvoyance another culture will become more
    • culture requires a sacrifice — they no longer feel that in
    • external culture which he traced back to Agamemnon, Menelaus,
    • represented this perpetual sacrifice demanded by intellectual culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
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    • other culture associated with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Now
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • culture has vanished. But nothing in the world ever really
    • form his own clairvoyant faculty, but both these things were given to
    • transformed into the faculty of clairvoyance.’ (We may call
    • forces which in man develop into the faculty of clairvoyance.
    • faculty of clairvoyance. And because this organism of ours has become
    • intellectual culture. Now it is emerging again from the dark depths
    • which all true occultism is in agreement. At the end of three
    • contribution of western culture is that the cosmic Individuality who
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • of the harmonising of two streams of culture which I may call the
    • the beginning of our fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that
    • culture-epoch, there arose in all sorts of ways in western
    • occult investigation in this direction is being pursued with greater
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • occult sense of taste, the spiritual sense of taste. When
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • spiritual, then you have the clairsipience which the occultist knows
    • and antipathies.’ When the occultist acquires the taste of
    • this, when as a practising occultist he feels himself in this etheric
    • also be recognised by the occultist who has developed these higher
    • faculties. But in this case one can no longer properly speak of a
    • different terms. But it is also possible for the practising occultist
    • occultist, he certainly gets at first a very unpleasant sensation ...
    • contains — like an occult sign on which we can
    • occult sign and acquire a certain feeling for the proportional
    • is an occult sign; one can meditate on such signs; I have described
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • postAtlantean culture-epoch, in the Persian epoch, in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture-epoch were unable to appear directly in human
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch to all the culture-epochs. Things were
    • Archangeloi. One may say that the Persian, the Zarathustra culture,
    • was guided by Archangels just as the Egypto-Chaldean culture was
    • Impulse, and in the sixth culture-epoch, the epoch following our own,
    • majesty; but in the most advanced men of the seventh culture-epoch it
    • the seventh culture-epoch of post-Atlantean humanity.Thus we see that
    • which we can call materialistic culture and materialistic science.
    • Occult Science.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the Greco-Latin culture the reins of spiritual guidance from above
    • meaning. For a modern consciousness it is somewhat difficult to come
    • to terms with the proper concepts. It is difficult to imagine that
    • is because the modern man has no idea of this that it is so difficult
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, but during that epoch to hold the
    • fantasy, one wholly pictorial. Within the pictorial mode his culture
    • teaching men the arts of agriculture, the cultivation of the vine,
    • taught men agriculture, taught them the cultivation of the vine,
    • as intellectual culture, consider the mental content of what is given
    • culture also envelops all men in their daily lives—therein
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • occultism, do we find this contradiction, a contradiction which
    • by the exercise of our physical senses, by exercising our faculties
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • is utterly deceiving himself. With physical faculties for acquiring
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • what a man's normal faculties find within him as his ego ever
    • faculties, as belonging to any other world than that of the physical
    • the world, is only maya.’ For as soon as the faculty
    • a mighty occult script, the question arising out of this Greek myth.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • problems concerning the human faculty of cognition.
    • that something quite different from ordinary knowledge was cultivated
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • Spiritual Science it will not be difficult for you, from all I have
    • his soul to be poured out into external culture was nevertheless able
    • the meaning of Greek spiritual culture in the sense of ancient Greek
    • Mystery-wisdom when one knows that the old Dionysian culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • important occult experiences, how he has been permitted a glimpse
    • occult experiences of the kind we have been speaking of has to
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • finds it very difficult to accept, something which is in the highest
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • most closely followed by the occultist in the case of the heart and
    • physical brain. We have to resort to occultism to learn how the brain
    • Occult Physiology,
    • occult development becomes aware of something peculiar about these
    • of feeling and activity, steeped in occult forces.
    • found it too difficult to enter into these dense elements, and
    • saying that the one chose the more difficult path, that took them
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • culture-epoch — for instance, that of ancient Egypt —
    • have in fact what a clairvoyant culture, which was inwardly aware of
    • through occult and religious scriptures — the symbol of the
    • of modern clairvoyance, modern occult science? We may perhaps feel
    • means of occultism. Let me draw your attention to the fact that in
    • religious cults or rituals. Nowadays — I say this by the way
    • break with him or rise above this difficulty and remain true to him.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • cultural conditions which have prevailed hitherto, men have made
    • error to think that the faculty of speech is formed through the
    • brain which brings into existence the faculty of speech but the
    • activity which the man himself develops. The faculty of speech is
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    • the great difficulty of reconciling the Incarnation accounts in St.
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    • The faculty of reasoned thought, recognising Divinity without
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    • for no human faculty is capable of unifying what it has made separate and
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    • was necessary that from the whole of Post-Atlantean civilisation, faculties
    • means of these faculties, but by observing the phenomena of the
    • culture whose fruits are to this very day implicit in the whole of the
    • cultural life and civilisation of the West. Constructive reasoning and
    • to awaken in his soul the faculties of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • the faculty to grasp and comprehend the nature of Jahve. Abraham's bodily
    • deriving from the particular faculties possessed by the individual man
    • such faculties and qualities be transmitted.
    • the faculties necessary for comprehending the world according to number
    • Hebrew people progresses, these Abrahamitic faculties are transmitted
    • faculties of this nature and what was acquired by the ancient Hebrews
    • some measure this faculty of Imagination. Joseph was the appropriate
    • link because he still possessed this faculty.
    • was the faculty of mathematical logic — that is to say, they were
    • and to take appropriate measures, required a different faculty, which
    • the Egyptians did not possess. Because Joseph possessed this faculty
    • colour and substance from the inner faculty of Imagination possessed
    • through Moses, into the Hebrew people with their faculties of mathematical
    • for they were destined to inherit that new faculty which could
    • faculties that had been abandoned. — That is one side of the
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    • able to see into the spiritual realm. But this faculty had to be replaced
    • other words, experience of the outer physical world. This faculty developed
    • epoch of culture, what was known to the pupils and followers of Zarathustra
    • faculties typical of later Post-Atlantean humanity would have been
    • the will to unfold logical thinking, to develop his earthly faculties
    • possessing the faculty of comprehending the outer physical world according
    • the old inherited faculties could not disappear all at once, but that
    • of the pre-Christian peoples. The development of the new faculties was
    • to be endowed with faculties of a special kind? All this had to take
    • Dionysos and were content that their faculties should rise up as it were
    • honey of wild bees — not cultivated bees — and other
    • faculties leading him outward into the world around, is represented in
    • the Edomites, in whom old, inherited faculties continued to be propagated.
    • of faculties which had been present in Abraham as rudiments only. We
    • of the Hebrew people and would have produced an abortive form of culture.
    • represents the specific Israelitish faculties, springs from Sarah. Hagar
    • highest faculties in Abraham, but from Hagar, from Sinai. Those, therefore,
    • how there were present in Abraham, faculties which developed in the
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    • of the Spiritual world are difficult for us to grasp because between
    • because it is difficult, but because an effort is needed to accept
    • and were then a parasite. Kant and difficulties to understanding. The
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    • gives me to be with you again at this difficult time so full of
    • is finding it increasingly difficult to stand up against the attacks
    • It is certainly very difficult to
    • preached; it grows if properly cultivated; it is a child of the
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    • still remain, as hereditary culture from older times. If, however,
    • nature; for because we only cultivate head-wisdom, because we do not
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    • well known even to those who are not occultists; for example, the
    • observation is more difficult (to the ordinary scientific
    • cannot be said that it is extremely difficult to do so, for it is not
    • difficult to come into individual relations with souls of the dead
    • often described the reason. The higher faculties of the super-sensible
    • we stand firm against it and cultivate what will bring us in relation
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    • cultivating the union with the dead under the guidance of Spiritual
    • Science, we make the effort — which is difficult in our present
    • customary free course. We can develop certain faculties which
    • should be so cultivated — especially in our time, for the
    • cannot do so. It has to be cultivated; but when it is
    • cultivated, when we really take the trouble to be awake and,
    • of special occult experience; it is something that any man can have
    • it is not so difficult to develop the mood here described, for the
    • cultivation of relations with the so-called dead is specially needed
    • things are generally very difficult, because we are not conscious of
    • — if we cultivate intercourse with the dead in this way, the
    • faculty to perceive the spirit in nature, to see the beauty in
    • Goethe's library of writings in order to cultivate it as had never
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    • remain in space. That is why the lotus-flowers are so difficult to
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    • of the Spiritual world are difficult for us to grasp because between
    • because it is difficult, but because an effort is needed to accept
    • difficult to bring to consciousness than our relation to other beings
    • faculties of perception and feeling, of perceiving consciously
    • own. This is connected in the soul-life with a certain difficulty in
    • good memory, that is, a good imaginative faculty and power of
    • usually have more difficulty in speaking to us; but with those
    • whom thought is very easy; if it be found difficult then it is
    • it most easily, find it most difficult. This is because they are too
    • ‘difficult.’ They just think, they grasp their ideas
    • avoided by so many because it is difficult to understand, but because
    • difficulty as it were, because he realises more and more that for a
    • the fact that it becomes ever more difficult to grasp thoughts
    • difficult! We can, however, observe that as we gradually become
    • difficult to chatter and be ready with an answer; for that comes from
    • the difficulty of retaining anything in the memory and the difficulty
    • that thinking is difficult, this is the basis of the possibility and
    • difficult as anything else which we feel to be difficult. We must
    • first learn to feel thoughts as ‘difficult,’ to feel the
    • to vanish, when thoughts arise which are difficult to grasp. We can
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    • and were then a parasite. Kant and difficulties to understanding. The
    • smallest. Our difficult experiences may for the moment cause us
    • dead in any way, then because we have cultivated this disposition,
    • very difficult to find. It resembles gratitude to life, but is quite
    • nothing more to give us. True, we pass through difficult and
    • him to develop a faculty which must be cultivated from knowledge of
    • cultivation and which, though a few scattered remains still exist, is
    • most that we produce in later years of life from the faculties
    • may be said that this is difficult to imagine. The only reply is that
    • only because Kant is so difficult to understand that he is regarded
    • ‘Occult Physiology’
    • feels, and which is so difficult to bring up into the higher soul at
    • by a spiritual culture in this domain. Ultimately the feeling here
    • feeling-in-common; the faculty of making hope active in life through
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    • constantly hear the remark that anthroposophy is difficult to
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • confusion and chaos are over. We are entering a difficult period of
    • Occult Science
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • however much power the world has today to make things as difficult as
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    • constantly hear the remark that anthroposophy is difficult to
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • confusion and chaos are over. We are entering a difficult period of
    • Occult Science
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • however much power the world has today to make things as difficult as
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    • to be found where the life of spiritual culture exists in its finest
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    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • European culture after having steeped ourselves in those of oriental
    • humanity. In the highly spiritual creations of oriental culture we
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
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    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • European culture after having steeped ourselves in those of oriental
    • humanity. In the highly spiritual creations of oriental culture we
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
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    • of his deep insight into occult truths, Novalis speaks of Christ as
    • it difficult to write a poem on the subject. But in
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • had as yet no faculty for cognising the material world; he could neither
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • He was not proclaimed, whenever one can speak of human culture and
    • establish one culture after another in the physical world. To
    • difficult for him during life between birth and death to gaze
    • were related to the spiritual world. It is difficult to
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    • of his deep insight into occult truths, Novalis speaks of Christ as
    • it difficult to write a poem on the subject. But in
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • had as yet no faculty for cognising the material world; he could neither
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • He was not proclaimed, whenever one can speak of human culture and
    • establish one culture after another in the physical world. To
    • difficult for him during life between birth and death to gaze
    • were related to the spiritual world. It is difficult to
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    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • cultivated through the anthroposophic view of the world. Of course
    • cultivated to the utmost. The catastrophe of the world-war has, more
    • cultural life. The latter cannot become healthy unless fructified by
    • and find a cultural life that despises the West and us too, for the
    • Eastern culture still clings to an ancient spirituality and is
    • as trustee of the spiritual [cultural] life, especially of education,
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
    • fruits for the cultural life of the whole of humanity.
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    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • cultivated through the anthroposophic view of the world. Of course
    • cultivated to the utmost. The catastrophe of the world-war has, more
    • cultural life. The latter cannot become healthy unless fructified by
    • and find a cultural life that despises the West and us too, for the
    • Eastern culture still clings to an ancient spirituality and is
    • as trustee of the spiritual [cultural] life, especially of education,
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
    • fruits for the cultural life of the whole of humanity.
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    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • they then inhabited. This clairvoyance, once a natural faculty in
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • Occult research is able to
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs in order to grasp how intellectuality,
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • occult experience — is that the majority of men
    • himself to be drawn downwards, and it is an actual fact in occult
    • worlds, and inspires all bearers of culture who are not yet permeated
    • is that a man who has paralysed his intellectual faculty as a result
    • occultists.
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • The Oriental occult teachings call this Bodhisattva the
    • occult investigations that in this Maitreya Buddha the power of
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • years time, will become the Maitreya Buddha. It would be so much occult
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • they then inhabited. This clairvoyance, once a natural faculty in
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • Occult research is able to
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs in order to grasp how intellectuality,
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • occult experience — is that the majority of men
    • himself to be drawn downwards, and it is an actual fact in occult
    • worlds, and inspires all bearers of culture who are not yet permeated
    • is that a man who has paralysed his intellectual faculty as a result
    • occultists.
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • The Oriental occult teachings call this Bodhisattva the
    • occult investigations that in this Maitreya Buddha the power of
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • years time, will become the Maitreya Buddha. It would be so much occult
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • In our own cultural epoch,
    • what must come, namely, the sixth cultural period.
    • compare it with others. We know these cultural epochs are different
    • different faculties in their next incarnation. Human faculties have
    • changed during the past five cultural epochs, and they will change
    • at least people who want to be fully up to date culturally are busy
    • understood only by those soul faculties that are bound to the
    • those who know occult contemplation, true spiritual perception.
    • innermost core of a person through what we cultivate in
    • is the proper cultivation of that soul faculty we have spoken of
    • This soul faculty will be
    • we have cultivated our I in this incarnation or not. If we have not
    • cultivated it, the I will not be there as the innermost human
    • will belong to those who now cultivate their individualities. Those,
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    • Chaldean-Babylonian culture and was the teacher of Pythagoras,
    • further the faculties he had acquired through ascending from
    • individuality cannot express his or her soul-spiritual faculties
    • certain kind of brain to express such faculties as Zarathustra
    • faculties. Thus, the Jesus child described in Saint Matthew's
    • that the Bible, not outer cultural history, is right. What cultural
    • look at ancient times, we find that people had other faculties of
    • intellectual culture.
    • of education through which the various faculties are gradually
    • individuality. Faculties that are to become common to a large number
    • of people must first appear in one person. Thus, the faculties having
    • world by measure, number, and weight — faculties that aim not
    • that the faculty using the brain as instrument could become
    • this faculty that had been given to Abraham in rudimentary form was
    • the physical brain was no exception. This faculty was developed
    • tribes of descendants of Abraham so that the faculties that were
    • civilizations. This clairvoyance was connected to faculties
    • for the constellations. The last faculty to be given up in
    • faculties for observation of the outer world. Nevertheless, every new
    • transmission of the new outer-directed faculties. Thus, the Hebrews
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    • authors were inspired occultists and each wanted to represent this
    • a revelation of the highest human and occult aims, as well as of the
    • is so infinitely difficult to squeeze the tremendous facts imparted
    • we arrive at an important occult concept that is indispensable to the
    • occult understanding of human evolution. It is naturally easy to say
    • human being to occultism? Nothing but Maya! He or she is about the
    • earth, there is nothing for the occultist. In fact, forces stream
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    • naturally difficult for us to be aware at the outset that this
    • bodies have a powerful faculty to reproduce the harmonies of the
    • being with powerfully developed faculties, those we often say are
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    • others. It is very difficult to say anything at this time about the
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    • find it difficult to imagine that something may take place in the invisible
    • need not even be as difficult as the one I have just suggested. The point
    • is, not that you try to work upon your processes of thought by difficult
    • many people will become fidgety, and that is a difficult thing to
    • is more important that he should develop the faculty for seeing
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    • find it difficult to imagine that something may take place in the invisible
    • need not even be as difficult as the one I have just suggested. The point
    • is, not that you try to work upon your processes of thought by difficult
    • many people will become fidgety, and that is a difficult thing to
    • is more important that he should develop the faculty for seeing
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    • body lies at the occult foundation of every kind of cramp or
    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • culture of the will’, as we may call it, is notably important.
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
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    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • culture of the will’, as we may call it, is notably important.
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
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    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • “mystical” or “occult”. But to ascribe to
    • is not at all difficult, but trivial and elementary, to see that this
    • occultism, and the sole aim of attaining to the super-sensible worlds
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • (“Occult Science”)
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    • respect, Anthroposophy encounters difficulties when it would enter
    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • “mystical” or “occult”. But to ascribe to
    • is not at all difficult, but trivial and elementary, to see that this
    • occultism, and the sole aim of attaining to the super-sensible worlds
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • (“Occult Science”)
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    • about its cultivation.
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    • about its cultivation.
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    • culture,” then it must certainly be admitted that but little of
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • characterised by the fact that the seed-ground for cultural
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • gradually spread throughout the West and will become a world culture.
    • The centre of gravity of this world culture will be transferred
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    • culture,” then it must certainly be admitted that but little of
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • characterised by the fact that the seed-ground for cultural
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • gradually spread throughout the West and will become a world culture.
    • The centre of gravity of this world culture will be transferred
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • round about him on the world, and uses the combining faculty of his
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • faculties in the same way that we trace the gradual growth of the
    • through his intellect a special faculty for studying and observing
    • to lead you, by what may have been at times a rather difficult path, to
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
    • with what is dead. This kind of culture is directly opposed to real
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • round about him on the world, and uses the combining faculty of his
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • faculties in the same way that we trace the gradual growth of the
    • through his intellect a special faculty for studying and observing
    • to lead you, by what may have been at times a rather difficult path, to
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
    • with what is dead. This kind of culture is directly opposed to real
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    • humanity and one which it is exceeding difficult for the modern
    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • also possessing the faculty of atavistic clairvoyance —
    • An Outline of Occult Science.]
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • Occult Science,
    • have the faculty of intellect; but intellect makes us inwardly
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • humanity and one which it is exceeding difficult for the modern
    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • also possessing the faculty of atavistic clairvoyance —
    • An Outline of Occult Science.]
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • Occult Science,
    • have the faculty of intellect; but intellect makes us inwardly
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
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    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. This is the epoch of the
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • Atlantis. The fifth post-Atlantean epoch of culture in which we are
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. The impulse of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha arose during the fourth epoch of culture, as the most
    • fifth epoch of culture the Mystery of Golgotha will not work in the
    • the fifth epoch of culture is to approach the Mystery of
    • culture.
    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture will really have extracted from human
    • epoch of culture we should envisage the 6th and 7th epochs. It is
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • with the goals that must be reached during the 5th epoch of culture.
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
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    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. This is the epoch of the
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • Atlantis. The fifth post-Atlantean epoch of culture in which we are
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. The impulse of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha arose during the fourth epoch of culture, as the most
    • fifth epoch of culture the Mystery of Golgotha will not work in the
    • the fifth epoch of culture is to approach the Mystery of
    • culture.
    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture will really have extracted from human
    • epoch of culture we should envisage the 6th and 7th epochs. It is
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • with the goals that must be reached during the 5th epoch of culture.
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
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    • the whole extent of pagan culture. Jewish culture was, after all, a
    • culture is essentially different from our modern Christian culture.
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • “Occult Knowledge”.
    • Occult Science.
    • “Occult Science”
    • cultivate the characterized power of discernment; it would be fatal
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    • the whole extent of pagan culture. Jewish culture was, after all, a
    • culture is essentially different from our modern Christian culture.
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • “Occult Knowledge”.
    • Occult Science.
    • “Occult Science”
    • cultivate the characterized power of discernment; it would be fatal
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    • be considered as one of the most important of cultural impulses. If we
    • that time! Generally speaking, this is difficult to realise and
    • ancient Atlantis, for man's faculties of thought and feeling were
    • possess a fine feeling for the inner, spiritual and occult power of words.
    • small number of men then prepared copies of the former culture and
    • of culture then journeyed out from this centre like rays, or
    • beams. First came the pre-Vedic Indian culture, which transformed for
    • The second culture which went
    • out from this ancient School of Adepts was the old Persian culture; the
    • third one, the Chaldean-Babylonian culture with its wonderful
    • star-wisdom, its lofty sacerdotal wisdom. The fourth culture to
    • the fifth culture, which is our present one. The sixth and seventh lie in
    • culture, and at the same time to develop egoism in its extremest
    • occult truths in Manas, in the purest element of thought. The
    • that it acquires something of an occult power is the task which has
    • taking up the cultural impulses as in earlier epochs, we should face
    • disintegration, a universal cult of the Ego and of egoism.
    • only the soul who passed through difficult probations could be
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    • be considered as one of the most important of cultural impulses. If we
    • that time! Generally speaking, this is difficult to realise and
    • ancient Atlantis, for man's faculties of thought and feeling were
    • possess a fine feeling for the inner, spiritual and occult power of words.
    • small number of men then prepared copies of the former culture and
    • of culture then journeyed out from this centre like rays, or
    • beams. First came the pre-Vedic Indian culture, which transformed for
    • The second culture which went
    • out from this ancient School of Adepts was the old Persian culture; the
    • third one, the Chaldean-Babylonian culture with its wonderful
    • star-wisdom, its lofty sacerdotal wisdom. The fourth culture to
    • the fifth culture, which is our present one. The sixth and seventh lie in
    • culture, and at the same time to develop egoism in its extremest
    • occult truths in Manas, in the purest element of thought. The
    • that it acquires something of an occult power is the task which has
    • taking up the cultural impulses as in earlier epochs, we should face
    • disintegration, a universal cult of the Ego and of egoism.
    • only the soul who passed through difficult probations could be
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    • those who view things from the standpoint of occultists, must also
    • in the sun. When an occultist looks into the sun and perceives the
    • through occultism to see the sun's rays coming towards us, also
    • trained occult vision, we can see the physical sun as a body,
    • the intellect; no occult training would suffice to feel, the whole
    • Particularly through an occult study of
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    • those who view things from the standpoint of occultists, must also
    • in the sun. When an occultist looks into the sun and perceives the
    • through occultism to see the sun's rays coming towards us, also
    • trained occult vision, we can see the physical sun as a body,
    • the intellect; no occult training would suffice to feel, the whole
    • Particularly through an occult study of
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    • our attention to a certain chapter of occult history.
    • successive culture-epochs following it, but we go even
    • investigated, it is true, by occult means, but in a certain
    • also an occult history, and you will understand what this
    • souls beheld the creations of the old Indian culture, the
    • different cultures to life. It must here be borne in mind
    • spread new streams of culture. The first mission went from
    • and leaders of the first Post-Atlantean culture — that
    • Post-Atlantean culture therefore arose under the influence of
    • basic character of this culture. The pupils of the Rishis had
    • continued its course and the epoch of ancient Persian culture
    • the cultivation of the earth. The culture inspired by the
    • discover the means of promoting culture, to live more and
    • culture-epoch which was already in danger of falling prey to
    • cultivated the soil. — Man had now brought his spiritual
    • of belonging to Osiris gradually faded away. While culture
    • Greco-Roman age, the fourth Post-Atlantean culture-epoch. The
    • Greek culture stems from this marriage between the spiritual
    • So culture
    • of the Event of Golgotha brought before our souls by occult
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    • our attention to a certain chapter of occult history.
    • successive culture-epochs following it, but we go even
    • investigated, it is true, by occult means, but in a certain
    • also an occult history, and you will understand what this
    • souls beheld the creations of the old Indian culture, the
    • different cultures to life. It must here be borne in mind
    • spread new streams of culture. The first mission went from
    • and leaders of the first Post-Atlantean culture — that
    • Post-Atlantean culture therefore arose under the influence of
    • basic character of this culture. The pupils of the Rishis had
    • continued its course and the epoch of ancient Persian culture
    • the cultivation of the earth. The culture inspired by the
    • discover the means of promoting culture, to live more and
    • culture-epoch which was already in danger of falling prey to
    • cultivated the soil. — Man had now brought his spiritual
    • of belonging to Osiris gradually faded away. While culture
    • Greco-Roman age, the fourth Post-Atlantean culture-epoch. The
    • Greek culture stems from this marriage between the spiritual
    • So culture
    • of the Event of Golgotha brought before our souls by occult
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    • course of the nineteenth century, when in European culture at
    • This was the Graeco-Latin culture-epoch.
    • culture? You know what this epoch signifies. The functions of
    • Graeco-Latin culture from
    • of itself all the faculties belonging to the
    • Golgotha through his ordinary human faculties. Indeed,
    • however much mankind may develop and grow, with the faculties
    • faculties of ancient clairvoyance. It was this that enabled
    • human faculties. The Evangelists wrote the Gospels by drawing
    • the human faculties which had unfolded in them in the natural
    • but I choose one whom modern materialistic culture regards
    • (the Graeco-Latin) culture-epoch.
    • noted that the middle point of this culture-epoch was the year
    • faculties were to be bestowed upon humanity in the year
    • over from ancient Greek culture and had taken no account
    • all Europe, spreading that Jundi-Shapur culture of
    • The primary purpose of this culture was that at that
    • Western culture was blunted. Instead of the spread of a
    • man's ordinary earthly faculties — inspired
    • also the aim of certain occult societies in our own time
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    • course of the nineteenth century, when in European culture at
    • This was the Graeco-Latin culture-epoch.
    • culture? You know what this epoch signifies. The functions of
    • Graeco-Latin culture from
    • of itself all the faculties belonging to the
    • Golgotha through his ordinary human faculties. Indeed,
    • however much mankind may develop and grow, with the faculties
    • faculties of ancient clairvoyance. It was this that enabled
    • human faculties. The Evangelists wrote the Gospels by drawing
    • the human faculties which had unfolded in them in the natural
    • but I choose one whom modern materialistic culture regards
    • (the Graeco-Latin) culture-epoch.
    • noted that the middle point of this culture-epoch was the year
    • faculties were to be bestowed upon humanity in the year
    • over from ancient Greek culture and had taken no account
    • all Europe, spreading that Jundi-Shapur culture of
    • The primary purpose of this culture was that at that
    • Western culture was blunted. Instead of the spread of a
    • man's ordinary earthly faculties — inspired
    • also the aim of certain occult societies in our own time
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    • difficult to understand that these forces, brought about by
    • undefined features and faculties gradually take form. Finally
    • other. Buddhism is the last fruit of a primeval culture
    • recall our past experiences from the time before that faculty
    • its present stage, bringing men new faculties for new tasks,
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    • difficult to understand that these forces, brought about by
    • undefined features and faculties gradually take form. Finally
    • other. Buddhism is the last fruit of a primeval culture
    • recall our past experiences from the time before that faculty
    • its present stage, bringing men new faculties for new tasks,
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • is little given to cultivating so great an interest in the
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • human individual endowed with particular faculties, he is
    • cultivation of the soil, that is to say, with the primal
    • connected with agriculture! Of course, there is here, as
    • country, agricultural or industrial. And much deeper than
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
    • a realisation of the actuating impulses of Asiatic culture.
    • way of bringing Asiatic culture into Europe. One finds a good
    • with his Asiatic culture, was the pig that grunted and that
    • speak out quite plainly about the occult facts of
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • is little given to cultivating so great an interest in the
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • human individual endowed with particular faculties, he is
    • cultivation of the soil, that is to say, with the primal
    • connected with agriculture! Of course, there is here, as
    • country, agricultural or industrial. And much deeper than
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
    • a realisation of the actuating impulses of Asiatic culture.
    • way of bringing Asiatic culture into Europe. One finds a good
    • with his Asiatic culture, was the pig that grunted and that
    • speak out quite plainly about the occult facts of
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    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • intellect but with their faculty of feeling — wrangling
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • that will dominate the spiritual culture of the future.
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    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • intellect but with their faculty of feeling — wrangling
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • that will dominate the spiritual culture of the future.
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    • —though the latter is more difficult than the former.
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • —though the latter is more difficult than the former.
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • that the ordinary faculties of cognition — including
    • certain spiritual experience, the more difficult it is for
    • faculties is essential before the spirit can confront
    • realises how difficult it is to combat the general tendency
    • suitable for the cultivation of spiritual knowledge. The
    • not the faculty which in ordinary waking life enables man to
    • that in the dream we are snatched away from the faculty of
    • from any medieval or so-called oriental occult science, as
    • connected in any way with the faculty of cognition is
    • assimilating other cultural endowments, of entering into
    • of the cultural life, is transferred directly into the bodily
    • belonging to the cultural and moral life. But it penetrates
    • externally to cultural or moral life are expressing
    • course of cultural development brings constant blessing and
    • The Occult Movement in the 19th Century
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    • that the ordinary faculties of cognition — including
    • certain spiritual experience, the more difficult it is for
    • faculties is essential before the spirit can confront
    • realises how difficult it is to combat the general tendency
    • suitable for the cultivation of spiritual knowledge. The
    • not the faculty which in ordinary waking life enables man to
    • that in the dream we are snatched away from the faculty of
    • from any medieval or so-called oriental occult science, as
    • connected in any way with the faculty of cognition is
    • assimilating other cultural endowments, of entering into
    • of the cultural life, is transferred directly into the bodily
    • belonging to the cultural and moral life. But it penetrates
    • externally to cultural or moral life are expressing
    • course of cultural development brings constant blessing and
    • The Occult Movement in the 19th Century
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    • cities as the representatives of modern culture. It has
    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • clairvoyant faculties had persisted among all the peoples of
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
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    • cities as the representatives of modern culture. It has
    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • clairvoyant faculties had persisted among all the peoples of
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
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    • for a moment of Goethe, who so powerfully influenced Western culture
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • clairvoyant faculties that were normal in the soul of prehistoric
    • deeply devotional mood of Indian culture — albeit a culture
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • to coping with it. Man began to realise that his faculties of
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    • for a moment of Goethe, who so powerfully influenced Western culture
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • clairvoyant faculties that were normal in the soul of prehistoric
    • deeply devotional mood of Indian culture — albeit a culture
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • to coping with it. Man began to realise that his faculties of
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    • whole culture of our age, especially in so far as this culture is
    • modern culture. We should be in a sorry plight if all that lives in
    • our intellectualistic culture were not merely a picture but an actual
    • culture to deal with those who are suffering from so-called mental
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    • whole culture of our age, especially in so far as this culture is
    • modern culture. We should be in a sorry plight if all that lives in
    • our intellectualistic culture were not merely a picture but an actual
    • culture to deal with those who are suffering from so-called mental
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    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
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    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
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    • the faculty of clear and conscious discernment, did not as yet exist.
    • The old heathen cults
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    • the faculty of clear and conscious discernment, did not as yet exist.
    • The old heathen cults
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    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
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    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
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    • faculties. This was what they knew about the Christ.
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • very difficulties we spoke of appeared. On the one hand, we have
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • What was a theoretical difficulty in the case of Origenes — the
    • to many difficulties. People are at a loss when they try to find the
    • difficult indeed to apply to them the name theologians. The word
    • finest attainable comprehension if we cultivate spiritual science to
    • spiritual science?” We should cultivate inwardly everything
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
    • worldview finds it difficult even to rediscover the right
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy,
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    • faculties. This was what they knew about the Christ.
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • very difficulties we spoke of appeared. On the one hand, we have
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • What was a theoretical difficulty in the case of Origenes — the
    • to many difficulties. People are at a loss when they try to find the
    • difficult indeed to apply to them the name theologians. The word
    • finest attainable comprehension if we cultivate spiritual science to
    • spiritual science?” We should cultivate inwardly everything
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
    • worldview finds it difficult even to rediscover the right
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy,
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • difficulties have arisen, especially for philosophic
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • these things indicate what difficulties arise when we seek the relation
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • passing from one dimension to another. This is difficult for
    • we cultivated more intensely
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • difficulties have arisen, especially for philosophic
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • these things indicate what difficulties arise when we seek the relation
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • passing from one dimension to another. This is difficult for
    • we cultivated more intensely
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    • as the remains of prehistoric organic beings. Nor is it difficult to
    • “Occult Science.”)
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    • as the remains of prehistoric organic beings. Nor is it difficult to
    • “Occult Science.”)
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    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • sense-qualities, and that the faculty by means of which I am able to
    • wish to acquire the faculty of logical thinking. In order to enjoy
    • Nothing now remains but for us to acquire the faculty of making
    • the development of those faculties which are spoken of in my book
    • is too weak to be conscious of his intuitive faculty. But he
    • nevertheless exercises this faculty during the night. So that it is
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    • the development of those faculties which are spoken of in my book
    • is too weak to be conscious of his intuitive faculty. But he
    • nevertheless exercises this faculty during the night. So that it is
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    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • very difficult for man to imagine this to-day, because his ideas
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    • to an extremely difficult chapter indeed, and we shall only be able
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    • is the only reality, presents itself to occult science.
    • die? To the occultist there could be no sense in saying that minerals
    • the same sense, according to occult science, the minerals do not die.
    • organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be no sense
    • is, as we learn through occult research, a real overcoming of death,
    • alone! Among the many proofs of this fact which occult science is
    • faculties which will be developed in the next three thousand years,
    • there is hardly one so difficult to prove on external realistic,
    • stand: one which is only possible through an insight into occult science.
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    • and that this year, in spite of great difficulty we were able to
    • Probation that occult perception may very well be turned to
    • difficulty even in this. Theosophy requires, as you all know, a
    • such a thing should be thought possible). It might even be cultivated
    • the limitations of space and so on, as regards the cultivation of
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • knowledge in the separate domains of life — even of occult life
    • might have been difficult to work in the time approaching. When I
    • theosophical movement we have to look upon the occult ideal as the
    • occult truth. There cannot in reality be an Eastern and Western
    • occultism. That would be just as sensible as if we were to
    • peculiarity, be better attended to by occult research in the East or
    • the occult research of the last century in the European esoteric
    • schools, the European sanctuaries of occultism. Nothing that has been
    • were it not that the occult researches of the West had been fostered
    • occultism should give its conclusions on these facts in the West.
    • of the West, which the Eastern school of occult thought, in so far as
    • occult teachings — for instance, about Buddha or the
    • meditating about the Being of the Christ, or in making occult
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    • we now turn to the accounts given, for instance, in my Occult
    • our own world. Neither of these feelings is much cultivated by people
    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • naturally very difficult for man to imagine this to-day, because his
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    • attention to the fact that the description in my Occult
    • occultism, is concealed from us in the fundamental depths of its
    • read in Occult Science that ancient Sun re-organised heat by
    • describing those beings spoken of in Occult Science as Spirits
    • is as described in Occult Science. Besides heat, the Sun
    • when such a word arises from the depths of true occult knowledge and
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    • so difficult to perceive that words could hardly be found in any
    • an extremely difficult chapter indeed, and we shall only be able
    • book Occult Science which must in certain respects still be
    • not required] to be an occultist in this sense in order to paint this
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    • than the great occult truth: ‘In the whole world of Maya one
    • to occult science from yet another side, that in our world of Maya,
    • the occultist there could be no sense in saying that minerals die. It
    • the same sense, according to occult science, the minerals do
    • the whole organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be
    • is, as we learn through occult research, a real overcoming of death,
    • alone! Among the many proofs of this fact which occult science is
    • becoming able to perceive the Christ by means of the higher faculties
    • there is hardly one so difficult to prove on external realistic,
    • stand: one which is only possible through an insight into occult
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    • science, but he may also have understood many occult and spiritual
    • give them a foundation is difficult.” This statement is very
    • difficult these forces are to find, is shown by
    • these lectures to show that it is only by delving into the occult
    • worlds. We find this cultivation, this dedication of the soul to the
    • affected European culture very much, when it had only begun to spread
    • difficult for Christianity to bring a feeling of devotion to the
    • spiritual investigator or occultist, even though we may be
    • agreement with occult facts. Although occult facts are frequently
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    • castes, the highest of them being the Brahmins, who cultivated
    • second caste consisted of those who had to cultivate the profession
    • of occult knowledge for which they were not yet ripe. In consequence
    • through wisdom, mysteries and occult truths being given them for
    • from its spiritual and occult foundations, we must examine a few
    • occult or spiritual truths. Let us inquire: Whence really came such a
    • occult school which lasted far into the Christian era. This school
    • humanity. If I were to describe to you this occult school on the
    • Black Seas as the occultist or spiritual investigator sees it —
    • worlds. The first thing attained by the pupils of this occult school,
    • this way they came to know Buddha. Thus, these occult pupils learned
    • being. In this way he continued to work spiritually in the occult
    • pupils in this occult school were grouped according to their maturity
    • in this occult school. They could also become clairvoyant in such a
    • pupil of the occult school on the Black Sea, was born in his next
    • period of European culture in which the Christ-impulse had not yet
    • cultivation of the lower human impulses. These are the three chief
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    • in our cultural life. The speed of travel, the lust of sensation on
    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly will the anthroposophical world
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    • THE OCCULT MOVEMENT IN
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    • The attempt made by the occultists to avert the lapse into
    • Occultism (Scylla) and subjective Mysticism (Charybdis) can
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    • Earth-evolution this faculty of ancient clairvoyance was very
    • majority of human beings had lost the faculty of looking into
    • substitution. But a certain vestige of the old faculties of
    • gradually lost this faculty of living in communion with the
    • seership. But even that became more and more difficult. How
    • times, they were still able to quicken faculties of seership
    • men who devoted themselves to philosophy, faculties that were
    • depths of existence and it was increasingly difficult to
    • become more and more difficult but the threads of connection
    • also in very ancient Greek culture when thinking, still
    • more difficult. It was, of course, possible to retain some of
    • possessed the faculties of atavistic clairvoyance. Conviction
    • the faculty of spiritual vision deep down in the
    • responsibility. They had no recourse to any actual faculties
    • nineteenth century a difficult situation confronted those who
    • mankind, together with culture and philosophy, sinks down
    • occultists divided into exotericists and esotericists. If for
    • speak, the Conservatives among the occultists. Who, then
    • occultist who works as we work here, exercises great
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    • information might be obtained. In this way, “Occult
    • were faced with the necessity of having to cultivate and
    • whom mediumistic faculties — that is to say, atavistic
    • made by the occultists previously. In what other respect this
    • introduced into the occult Movement.
    • occultists of the extreme left-wing took possession of them
    • in the development of occultism in the forties, fifties and
    • occultists, the situation was sinister. For the further the
    • occultists inclined to the left, the less were they concerned
    • universal-human. In occultism a man belongs to the
    • goal with the help of what he knows in the way of occult
    • occultism when he desires that goal purely for its own sake.
    • of their own with what they promulgate as occult teaching. A
    • occultists is different from anything that external language
    • occultists' field of observation a personality who
    • possessed mediumistic faculties in the very highest degree.
    • the development of occultism, a personality appeared who
    • subconscious faculties.
    • An occultist
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    • civilisation and culture. I must, however, insert into the
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    • from different sides among occultists to save men from
    • been possible if the faculties of soul necessary for
    • already told you that those among the occultists who, so to
    • not wish certain occult truths to be made public — were
    • occultists the greatest consternation of all, for they
    • Lucifer. In the nineteenth century men had no faculty for
    • the one-sided sphere of influence of those Indian occultists who
    • sway of the Indian occultists; she was driven into their
    • views in the sphere of occultism. On the one side there was
    • difficulties had arisen as a result of the way in which the
    • Sinnett's book. One of the difficulties had been
    • reinforced the bias of the left-wing Indian occultists. She
    • occultists it would have been very dangerous to allow the
    • of Indian occultism. She knew that such truths do not remain
    • the possibility that an Occult Movement with such an oriental
    • make a great impression upon the occultists and that
    • Occult Science: an Outline.
    • Occult Science: an Outline.
    • if we picture how these occultists set about refuting Sinnett's
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    • difficult indeed to speak about the so-called “Eighth
    • why it is difficult to speak about this subject, for again it
    • Earth Sphere. If he develops his faculties of soul
    • Sphere is impossible. The reason why it is so difficult to
    • from the Third is clearly described in the book Occult
    • Occult Science.
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    • occultists are so reluctant to speak, because it is an awful,
    • the dead were speaking to them. But the occultists then knew
    • had occurred to occultists to endeavour to accomplish
    • then lay hold of their souls. The occultists were alarmed
    • the plan had been seen through and the occultists on the
    • things. That is materialism pure and simple! The occultists
    • occult. The best way of doing this is to present the
    • imported into the realm of occultism; occultism there becomes
    • the Indian occultists who belonged to the left wing. She
    • occultists who were inspiring her. These occultists, being
    • clearly stated there. And so for occult reasons H. P.
    • Christ and Jahve. For in the occult domain such an utterance
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    • the right path, great difficulties spring up for him,
    • difficulties of a kind different from those otherwise
    • exercise his own faculty of free judgment. It is very
    • so a Western culture with an American offshoot arose with a
    • shown you how certain occultists made efforts to preserve
    • occultism that were connected, for example, with the High
    • about occultism than did the leading members of the
    • Occult Science,
    • times, clairvoyance was, after all, an external faculty. It
    • those times he had the faculty of clairvoyance. But the times
    • Describing this in terms of occultism, we may say: In earlier
    • difficult task. She remembers from childhood her innermost
    • excellent parents directed everything towards her culture.
    • All faculties were alive in her, all activities operative, so
    • planets, at what distance it would be difficult to say, with
    • its place in the cultural life of our time.
    • return among us. Therefore those occultists who wish the
    • is that the acquisition of the faculty of clear, exact
    • Movement which applies itself to the cultivation of
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    • also the difficult question of how my own work could find a
    • the testing should be thorough and exact, it was difficult to
    • for the science of occultism is there; but when one has laid
    • occultist, however, the first dentition is an entirely
    • from the standpoint of occultism it was quite correct. He
    • however, is not correct — from the occult standpoint,
    • shortly afterwards. Strangely enough, occult investigation
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    • chapter of which it is extraordinarily difficult to speak,
    • why it is so difficult to speak about this subject is that
    • why. Please, therefore, bear this in mind. In occult Orders
    • someone entered one of the lower degrees of an occult Order.
    • induce him to apply certain faculties to a purpose to which
    • advocated. Hence since that time, occult Orders have long
    • the appearance and cultivation of these methods of natural
    • been created by modern culture, the symbols seem antiquated
    • occultism, a propensity has developed which I have often
    • the old occult Orders — for such indeed they are
    • how little difficulty there is in doing so. Our age is the
    • humbug more rife than in that of occult Orders!
    • is difficult to speak about these matters, because in doing
    • example, you will realise why it is difficult to hand over
    • be pierced by men with the faculties at their command for the
    • would be pierced today. But with these faculties it is not
    • faculties of knowledge which make him really different from
    • they make a man astute, endow him with certain faculties of
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    • those faculties which can be acquired only in the
    • faculties, but a being of soul such as he is, can acquire
    • the occultist says: Two is the number of material
    • affinity between something in man and the highest faculties
    • clever, extraordinarily wise. Their faculties of soul come to
    • faculties which are less closely related to our thinking than
    • Orders intent upon the cultivation of the religious life were
    • — I am speaking, not of occult but of religious Orders
    • he allowed him to cultivate idleness for years, Paul the
    • occultism which, if it is simply handed over to
    • subjective mysticism, which if it is cultivated or
    • their sphere if we cultivate, not egotism but the will for
    • destruction. If we cultivate the subjective mysticism
    • duality in the material world: objective occultism —
    • present, on the one side, objective occultism, guarded in the
    • them; it behoved us neither to cultivate the old, traditional
    • occultism, nor the old, traditional mysticism. And now you
    • direction. Both objective occultism and subjective mysticism
    • old, objective occultism, while others are hankering after
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    • epoch of culture, the Spirit-Self is fully developed,
    • been said in these lectures it will not be difficult for you
    • Occult Science,
    • the matter is that if one were simply to cultivate today what
    • purports in certain occult Orders to be secret knowledge,
    • pursued hitherto as occultism. And if the mysticism hitherto
    • pursued were to be encouraged and cultivated in human beings,
    • therefore be so constituted that neither mystical nor occult
    • earlier lecture that the esotericists among the occultists
    • Science avoids false occultism in that it applies the
    • of a nature whereby false occultism and false mysticism are
    • quietly continue to cultivate what has been given, to
    • cultivate it as if I were no longer there.
    • our real aims. Certainly, there are some difficult years now,
    • but we must surmount such difficulties. And a different value
    • what I have now indicated is fulfilled. Difficulties of many
    • difficult to realise what danger there would be were this
    • veil. A zoology, a botany, a science of agriculture based on
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    • nineteenth century. General cultural intermingling, Oriental
    • Christian era. How earlier personalities find difficulty in
    • Krishna's teachings as occult revelations. Teachings of
    • modern idealist philosophers equally “occult” but
    • clairvoyance in third cultural epoch before loss of
    • difficulty of understanding Mystery of Golgotha. Before
    • Occult significance of mountain, lake and
    • artistic threads that are also occult threads. Christ shown
    • Egypt. Recapitulation of Egyptian culture in our age.
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    • but difficult cycle has been published twice before in
    • inclined to gloss over some of the difficulties in the text,
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    • some way with an initiation or some occult revelation —
    • offered by external exoteric life? Even the most cultivated
    • man, one who stood on the highest pinnacle of the culture of
    • foundation of the culture of this age. All those who wished
    • culture, Greek education and Greek life. It might be said
    • part in the spreading of the Greco-Roman Christian culture.
    • embodied in later Western cultures. Those were the three
    • into the whole formation of the culture of the age is able
    • East played its part in the culture of the West, indeed very
    • into the culture and will increasingly do so. For this reason
    • culture of the West, in whom we could find nearly everything
    • convergence of the peoples and their folk cultures and folk
    • kind from ourselves, who are difficult to understand but whom
    • of their souls and can only with difficulty adjust themselves
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    • which he was only with difficulty able to extricate himself,
    • century, increased the difficulty of really understanding the
    • who is equipped with the occult method of observation is
    • spiritual science or occultism, you come to something very
    • incarnation. Indeed, through the difficulties caused by the
    • important to keep these occult facts in mind, for only thus
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    • occult research have to relate concerning the prophet Elijah
    • evident discrepancy in the story. Now occult research begins
    • together here, and able to enter into occult facts, it is
    • beneath the grandiose artistic and occult style many of the
    • that the artistic and occult style does indeed conceal such
    • understand the spirit and the occult core of anthroposophy we
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    • character of Western cultural development is bound to
    • their thinking. Actually it is difficult for a man of today
    • cultures gradually developed: the ancient Indian, the
    • primeval Persian and the Egypto-Babylonian-Chaldean cultures,
    • the Greco-Latin culture and then ours. And it was shown how
    • EgyptianBabylonian-Chaldean cultural epoch is the specific
    • the Greco-Latin era there was the specific culture of the
    • So we are confronted with these three cultural epochs, which
    • foreshadowed in the earlier. In what cultural epoch do
    • has the task of preserving the culture of the sentient soul
    • cultural period, could be warmed through by the glow and the
    • culture, bringing it forward right into the culture of the
    • fifth cultural age. It was his task to foreshadow, though in
    • fourth and fifth cultural epochs are telescoped in the
    • constituted the culture of the sentient soul of the third
    • post-Atlantean cultural era and let it shine out again. If
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    • that it is in a certain sense an occult teaching. Why occult?
    • It is occult for the simple reason that few people can
    • lock it up in a safe, so that it stays “occult”;
    • it remains occult for no other reason than that too few
    • into their hands, they still remain occult. For they can be
    • brought out of the realm of the occult not by disseminating
    • widely asserted today that there is no occult teaching. This
    • But it is in the very nature of occult teaching that they do
    • ”occult teachings” of mankind. For though we can
    • words they have remained occult teaching. Truly they have
    • remained occult to this day. There are very few people who
    • people Hegel has remained an occult teaching. What shines out
    • that it is difficult really to warm up to it, if, for
    • the culture from which Krishna emerged. If we do this, if we
    • another example from the same culture, which we find in the
    • of what he had in mind for his culture. If today we look into
    • culture out of which Krishna emerged was preceded for
    • thousands of years by a clairvoyant culture, because human
    • ancient and holy culture, and admire its grandiose logical
    • But they will never be perceived through those faculties that
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    • post-Atlantean cultural epoch, the Old Persian as the second,
    • of this recurrence of the same in successive cultural epochs,
    • the ancient culture of the third world age had become dry and
    • arid and the culture had entered the phase of autumn and
    • western culture is in truth historical.
    • Western culture? Precisely the knowledge of the one focus of
    • basketsful over? This has been a difficult theme for
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    • of Christ Jesus, but with a rich world of external and occult
    • how they experience a real difficulty particularly in
    • itself that the apostles experience these difficulties? What
    • profound mystery that is given to us by occult science in the
    • should feel it difficult to grasp what has just been said,
    • has ever happened on earth is bound to be difficult. In a
    • was something remarkable about the culture of ancient India.
    • the great cultural flowering of the first post-Atlantean
    • the Rishis this faculty was accompanied by the wonderful
    • difficult to come to a clear idea about such matters.
    • experience much difficulty in making ourselves understood.
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    • series of secrets. Both in the Gospels and other occult
    • then we have to do with something occult. In an occult
    • have an occult meaning. But in this particular chapter we
    • the lake, the mountain and the house. Just as in an occult
    • place, so is this also true in the other two cases. In occult
    • occur, this invariably means that they have an occult
    • appoints the Twelve, that is, he confers their occult mission
    • on them. That was an act of occult education. It is again on
    • the mountain that the occult Transfiguration takes place.
    • initiated by some means into occult matters, or comes near to
    • new occult powers in oneself. Likewise the expression
    • imaginative vision and the use of occult powers.
    • relatives, it is most difficult to make use of occult forces.
    • could not develop occult powers, but only that this does not
    • this is drawn from the occult understanding of the conditions
    • factually correct in an occult sense. Hence we shall always
    • Moses has long been familiar to you; even from the occult
    • have often mentioned how through special occult processes
    • destined to lead over from primitive forms of culture to what
    • occult research. We know that those representing the high
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    • their composition. The occult background and the
    • precisely in Greek culture, from a certain point of view
    • represents a kind of concluding phase of the culture of
    • mankind. It is as if this culture had attained a certain
    • time occult threads. As we emphasized yesterday the important
    • the spread of Jewish culture. Such an understanding was again
    • actual occult background that lies concealed behind the words
    • the light of occult truths. I have already pointed out how
    • the Mark Gospel clearly describes occult and spiritual facts
    • comprehension is difficult. The possibility is always present
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    • However, it is very difficult to establish the facts about
    • shown most strikingly in Egyptian culture, which had
    • and palaces, in the culture of the Sphinx, which, however was
    • particularly the greatest works of Egyptian culture that sank
    • down, still during the third cultural epoch, into the worst
    • in Egypt the most profound secrets because this culture
    • Egyptian culture the good which was scarcely visible even to
    • culture. I have often emphasized the peculiar nature of these
    • linkages between cultures in human evolution, and I have
    • explained how among the seven successive cultural epochs of
    • the post-Atlantean era the fourth cultural epoch that
    • itself. However, the third cultural epoch, that of the
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture, emerges once more, though in an
    • unspiritual manner, in the culture, especially the science of
    • today. Within our materialistic culture, even in its outer
    • reawakening of the culture of the third epoch. In a certain
    • consider the culture of today, we should not describe it in
    • materialistic culture it is only mechanism that is
    • occultism, true spiritual science is interwoven into the
    • this description in truth corresponds to the occult fact. In
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    • The development of religious life during the post-Atlantean cultural
    • Cultivation of the will.
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    • recently in the culture of the middle region. It is characteristic of
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    • of development to be the culture epoch of ancient India. In my book
    • Occult Science
    • you will find this culture of
    • echoes of that ancient culture, of which there exist no written
    • records. In the words of today we have to describe the culture of
    • ancient India as a religious culture in the highest sense. To
    • religious element of ancient Indian culture included what we today
    • human being was encompassed by this culture for which the most
    • pertinent description is that it was a religious culture. This
    • religious culture generates the feeling in human beings that in the
    • post-Atlantean cultural epoch, people still had this feeling to some
    • feeling was a matter of course. In the second cultural blossoming,
    • called philosophy. In the culture of the third post-Atlantean period
    • instance at the Egyptian culture from this point of view — and
    • culture indeed took the most intimate interest in the constellations
    • the fourth post-Atlantean cultural period: Your view of the world,
    • the earth of a cultured Greek had a quality of soul. It was
    • characterize the attitude brought by external, abstract culture
    • themselves, in what became Greek culture as such. Out of that,
    • culture of the Romans. (The lecturer draws on the blackboard). But
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    • pleasure. Behind, us lie extremely grave times, difficult times, of
    • wretchedness of culture and civilization we have experienced and are
    • obvious fact they would not find it so difficult to enter into
    • impossible to carry on living in a proper way, and today's culture
    • artistic element is cultivated, since this is what stimulates the
    • world's difficult situation, but no account is taken of the fact that
    • For western culture, primeval wisdom has disappeared. In the East it remains
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    • working not only in every human being but also in the cultures of all
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    • to some points of view from which to assess present-day cultural and
    • evolution. As I have often said, cultural life since the first third
    • known in general human cultural life as the Mysteries. In those most
    • Occult Science.
    • cultivation of his will, the pupil had to reach the point at which
    • cultivate the will in order to reach whatever knowledge is possible
    • the will must be cultivated, if knowledge is to be achieved. All this
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    • German culture that, precisely in the years when Napoleon destroyed
    • faculties are as they are because the element of soul and spirit is
    • Occult Science.
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    • soul, you allow to rise up. It is extremely difficult to confine
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    • over the earth, the heathen culture, and in a certain way separated
    • from this, a culture which one could say was that of the Old
    • culture? It contained a definite awareness of the fact that
    • The heathen culture had a strong awareness of the nature of living
    • of the different kingdoms of nature, this culture saw everywhere the
    • Heathen culture perceived the living thoughts of the cosmos and
    • of all heathen cultures, but it was particularly marked among the
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    • strong that although Christianity passed through Greek culture and
    • evolution: Roman culture. Being abstract, Roman culture could only
    • Cyprianus sings presents another difficulty for modern scientific
    • sets about this task. Human beings find it difficult to understand
    • find Christ. They describe the difficulties human beings face now
    • Goethe simply took the Catholic dogma. He used the Catholic cultus
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    • more pointed out in these lectures that in the most recent cultural
    • the cultural life of the eighteenth century, which was actually far
    • union of soul with the whole of cultural life. Faust was depicted as
    • for he could not find it in the cultural life that at first presented
    • to the end. Goethe made a study of the Catholic cultus and then
    • them in the mainstream of culture, our civilization will only go
    • express or than has filtered through into today's culture. Perhaps he
    • culture. On the fiftieth anniversary of Goethe's death, in 1882,
    • the need for Goethe to be assimilated into modern culture. And then
    • rather vague intuitive faculty when making his diagnoses. Instead of
    • back into our culture. Karl Julius Schroer's instinct was good. In
    • culture, which all of you have as your background, urgently needs
    • culture and civilization. There are many symptoms, if only we can see
    • were certainly the bearers of European culture and rich in
    • and their courts must be the centre and epitome of culture, insight
    • them, bringing up all kinds of occult and mystical things; we must
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    • spirits of the leading culture of the time — that of Rome. It
    • cultural context. But first let us look at Faust himself as an
    • all in his youthful endeavours, stimulated of course by the cultural
    • is familiar with all four academic faculties. All four faculties have
    • This is what people find so difficult to understand. In the tenth,
    • of the most interesting phenomena of recent cultural evolution that
    • Faust is one of the most interesting phenomena of recent cultural
    • culture of his day, occupying himself with the intellectual sciences,
    • but on the other he is not unfamiliar with occult things, which in
    • a place in the cultural history of mankind which is almost equal to
    • action of the drama shows that although the cultural attitudes are
    • lecturing not so much about the occult as about the intellectual
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    • speaking about the tasks facing the leaders of spiritual and cultural
    • spiritual world which was still characteristic for western cultural
    • typifies the position of Schiller and Goethe within the cultural
    • and cultural. I would like to say that this spiritual revolution took
    • step from the ordinary imagination to the faculty of Imagination! But
    • towards the faculty of Imagination. Schiller was at first nowhere
    • near to seekingfor the faculty of Imagination. But in
    • form, are nevertheless taken from the Catholic cultus and Catholic
    • and cultural history of humanity in order to arrive at an
    • cultural evolution of mankind is striving for a certain goal, the
    • be developed to become the faculty of Imagination, then we can
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    • presented to him in the four academic faculties:
    • symbolism, the Catholic cultus, the cultus of the image, though he
    • pointers to these things at crucial points in cultural evolution. See
    • into the whole process of cultural and spiritual life. The important
    • cultural and spiritual evolution of mankind. As soon as you step back
    • what lies hidden in the figures brought by spiritual and cultural
    • how the spirit works into cultural life, we see how moral impulses
    • It makes its appearance in cultural
    • knowledge of man. From this kind of viewpoint spiritual and cultural
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    • we have often also called the age of the fifth post-Atlantean culture
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • it is extremely difficult today to make medicines effective for the
    • serious intent it is not too difficult to find one's way quite
    • Without this we come to that decline of culture which is clearly to
    • to gain a content for their lives, whereas it is more difficult to
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    • difficulty, as a scientist, in acknowledging an angelic side in
    • picture of Lucifer as a slithering manifestation of evil is difficult
    • time? The great difficulty with our acceptance of Ahriman's bounty
    • dangerous and difficult for Becket, the whisper of spiritual pride
    • difficulty does Becket turn away from these “higher
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    • including education (Waldorf Schools), agriculture (Biodynamics),
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    • epoch after the peoples responsible for its culture. It was preceded
    • culture.
    • all culture in the then-known world, goes by the name of paganism.
    • Like an oasis, Hebraic culture arises in its midst as a preparation
    • culture, which differed so fundamentally from the other forms of
    • source of inspiration for much ancient culture was what can
    • the sake of the soul! They are out to absorb from cultural life only
    • spirit. It is difficult to say these things today, for in the
    • of a large section of modern culture! To keep people in the state of
    • time. It was a preeminently luciferic culture that persisted until
    • after the Mystery of Golgotha — a culture inspired by the
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    • a matter of computation and reckoning. It will be difficult indeed
    • that cultivation of the inner life alone, as attempted by numbers of
    • All kinds of hallucinatory tendencies, all kinds of faculties fraught
    • pastor for the Evangelicals. I shall not speak of the difficulties
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    • a time as pagan culture in the period of Christian development
    • itself. Within this pagan culture, the utterly different
    • Hebraic-Jewish culture took root, having Christianity as its
    • The nature of pagan culture
    • Hebraic culture that the moral element was first
    • occupy a place separate and apart; this pagan culture was such that
    • in the Mithras cult with its main symbol of the God Mithras riding on
    • forty, to grasp through the faculty of human intellect itself what
    • the pre-Christian, pagan culture which still survived in the gnosis
    • derogatory judgment on this Lucifer culture. For all the beauty
    • faculty of comprehension until the fourth century
    • acquired the faculty of using the organs of their intellect, of their
    • human beings do not receive the spiritual through their faculties of
    • ahrimanic culture. Even on external grounds it is obvious that
    • culture, gradually piling one above the other, have created chaos,
    • questions. It is very interesting to find two levels of culture
    • reflected picture — but for all that, it is not difficult to
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    • different course through the various epochs of culture. But having
    • culture, the world of reason in the highest sense of the word —
    • developed in the course of evolution into the faculties of speech and
    • cultural life would become completely specialized, completely
    • culture. This new wisdom must again be Initiation wisdom.
    • wisdom, then, without their consciousness, the whole of culture would
    • the ahrimanic form of culture is furthered. What would be the result
    • into right channels those streams which lead to an ahrimanic culture?
    • whole of culture would be impregnated with his forces. What else
    • appointed time, he would establish a great occult school for the
    • way all culture on the earth would fall prey to Ahriman. Human beings
    • culture; all the disastrous tendencies unconsciously cherished by
    • themselves the solemn duty of saving earthly culture for
    • initiates through whose intermediary the faculties of speech
    • difficulty is that when they want to understand spiritual science
    • nevertheless; they are fearful of the difficulties that will have to
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    • on earth. Therefore mineralogy, botany, zoology, cannot be cultivated
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    • for its culture. It was preceded by the epoch of Egypto-Chaldean
    • culture.
    • time, all civilisation, all culture in the then known world,
    • goes by the name of Paganism. Like an oasis, Hebraic culture
    • disregarding for the moment this Jewish culture which
    • ancient culture was what can only be described as an earthly
    • out to absorb from cultural life only what is regarded as
    • difficult to say these things to-day, for in the light of
    • large section of modern culture! To keep men in the state of
    • preeminently Luciferic culture that persisted until after the
    • Mystery of Golgotha — a culture inspired by the
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    • be difficult indeed for men to bring themselves to admit that
    • of you will have realised that cultivation of the inner life
    • faculties fraught with illusion come into play.
    • the difficulties that came from the side of the priests
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    • and then continued for a time as Pagan culture in the period of
    • Pagan culture, the utterly different Hebraic-Jewish culture
    • Pagan culture can best be understood if we realise that it
    • earthly existence. It was actually through Hebraic culture
    • separate and apart; this Pagan culture was such that man felt
    • as a religious rite, in the Mithras cult with its main symbol
    • age of about 4o, to grasp through the faculty of human
    • described as the pre-Christian, Pagan culture which still
    • wrong to pass derogatory judgment on this Lucifer-culture.
    • faculty of comprehension until the fourth century
    • acquired the faculty of using the organs of his intellect, of
    • man does not receive the spiritual through his faculties of
    • prevalent to-day, promotes Ahrimanic culture. Even on
    • to realise that the levels of culture, gradually piling one
    • levels of culture existing side by side but using the words
    • picture — but for all that, it is not difficult to talk
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    • the various epochs of culture. But having made the descent,
    • intellectualistic thought pervading culture, the world of
    • faculties of speech and of thinking. Speaking and thinking
    • earth where he is born; and his cultural life would become
    • culture. This new wisdom must again be an
    • unconsciously to him, the whole of culture would become
    • the streams by which the Ahrimanic form of culture is
    • channels those streams which lead to an Ahrimanic culture?
    • the West, the whole of culture would be impregnated with his
    • appointed time, he would establish a great occult school for
    • all culture on the earth would fall prey to Ahriman. Men
    • human culture; all the disastrous tendencies unconsciously
    • themselves the solemn duty of saving earthly culture for
    • the faculties of speech and of thinking were transmitted to
    • be overcome, but for men of to-day the fundamental difficulty
    • fearful of the difficulties that will have to be encountered
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    • cultivated truly without anthropology — without the
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    • who wants to heal. The cultivation of soul forces through rhythmic
    • “The esoteric path is either a difficult one, or it is none.”
    • difficulties which have resulted in orienting the physician
    • out in our culture.
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    • culture as the pedagogues want to be, that is a contradiction
    • humanitarian group with general cultural tasks, or as medical
    • work into the physical realm, to affect the culture. On the
    • being as well as all of contemporary culture are the
    • that, as regards the list, it is very difficult for her and
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    • nature around man on the earth, we must cultivate a different
    • kind of natural science from what is cultivated today. I will
    • cultivated trees which produce sweet figs. People are shrewd
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    • aptitude for true diagnosis without a faculty of delicate
    • a sense organ of a different kind. The perceptive faculty of
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    • at one time people had a great faculty for understanding
    • these things. This faculty is now quite lost and no attention
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    • earnestness. It is difficult at the present time, but, as we
    • occult science. He himself attaches no importance to the mere
    • to bring to birth in the soul the faculty that can lead to
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    • the difficulties that may arise in the pursuit of the
    • describes, in a few brief words, in what these difficulties
    • themselves. The esoteric path is either difficult or it
    • difficulties, of man growing out of and beyond himself. From
    • hitherto. For inner, occult reasons, the only possible way is
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    • religious cults. It is natural that the physician should have
    • personally cultivate the mood of helping. He must deny
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    • The instinctive faculty of activating one's own astral body
    • instinctive faculty is an individual one. There are people in
    • important thing is this, that the faculty is, as a rule, of
    • on it often happens that magnetic healers, after this faculty
    • of magnetic healing — when a person has the faculty for
    • Question: Here is a question that is difficult to
    • Question: Are the healing faculties possessed by a
    • moral faculties of the physician. If such a final course were
    • cultivated so that the patient may remain ill as long as
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    • difficult. If someone of a rather dull intellect (and
    • There must inevitably be difficulties, for the world with its
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    • that it was necessary to face certain inner difficulties. The
    • more difficult, to make us realize the difficulties of
    • difficulties, we take the opposite path of development from
    • only by becoming alive to the difficulties existing as
    • will be if, bearing these inner difficulties in mind, you
    • difficulties have arisen in your own circle. Difficulties
    • difficulties and we will try to find their solution. All of
    • physician, the book Occult Science and read where the earth's
    • by direct perception and the faculty for this has to be
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    • reality, also in connection with the faculties which he uses
    • until recently, has caused difficulties to many of us.
    • science causes me many difficulties and conflicts. As a
    • various scientific faculties there have, at least, been
    • medical faculty today where you can study medicine in the
    • was not very difficult. I very soon discovered that thirty or
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    • your faculties of meditation and of inner assimilation;
    • you. If you activate these faculties you will develop that
    • give you a more delicate faculty of perception for what is
    • contained in the physical environment and the faculty to
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    • culture were reincarnations of individualities from the
    • Arabian-Mohammedan culture. These matters have recently been
    • that center of spiritual culture which was at its prime when,
    • spiritual culture centers around Harun al Raschid
    • world as an objective fact and the receptive faculties of men
    • four traditional faculties, namely: philosophy, theology,
    • misunderstanding. Faculties for such subjects as political
    • culture through Arabism which has gripped Christianity like a
    • Occult Science, evolution is described through the
    • described in Occult Science must really be grasped, not with
    • occult sense, is not merely that which works in the eye.
    • faculty by inner practice you think of the picture presented
    • In our modern materialistic culture there is a sharp division
    • feeling. Originally there actually were four faculties, a
    • “Luke faculty” among them, but no trace of it
    • general cultural life, that is what I meant in the lectures
    • our culture cannot help becoming diseased. Therefore you must
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    • — shall I say — to occult sight and the spirit
    • this out, you will be aware of certain difficulties. You will
    • the grown-up person. Here there will be greater difficulty.
    • so great. The difficulty will be to fit the one into the
    • is exceedingly difficult to help him medically. If the
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    • difficulties which pre-med students have today in studying
    • eliminate these difficulties through what we write in these
    • blue, but not slanders. It is very difficult to cure mediums
    • other things in purely psychological cultural life which
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    • — as you know from the book Occult Science
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    • which induce certain occult societies to withhold vital
    • Julian certain occult societies guarded their secrets so
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    • faculty of judgment, comes into the world of thought, so,
    • will be able to assess the difficulties that will have to be
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    • An Occult Physiology
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    • difficulties. Many different themes, remote and immediate, were touched
    • the Agricultural Experimental Circle at the Goetheanum for its members.
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    • therefore with great difficulty that fish develop sense organs
    • difficult to observe since all sorts of other things come into
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    • on earth. The lecturer said: Yes, it is difficult to imagine that
    • said: Oh, well, that is an inherited faculty; the young ones have
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    • faculty of feeling. The flesh is pressed back, and then the muscle;
    • it difficult for the soul-and-spirit to enter into the embryo in the
    • conditions depend, too, upon really wise cultivation
    • conditions of earthly life, then it will be very difficult for him to
    • cast into obscurity by science and the other branches of cultural
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    • the whole of our modern culture and civilisation may be said to be
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    • Switzerland too. It is still rather difficult to speak about this
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    • animal poisons all the time. The faculties possessed by animals are
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    • culture in Europe and including the period before Christianity had become
    • within certain restricted circles of our cultural and spiritual life.
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    • geology, biology, archeology, and the history of culture. All this actually
    • is difficult for him to have faith in the akashic picture;
    • cultural current capable of recapturing the religious documents; and
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    • Occult Science,
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    • it is difficult to find words in our prosaic language, hence it is occasionally
    • cultural epoch, certain higher beings said to themselves, Now we can
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    • their attack. They learned how to cultivate the individual human ego,
    • with the mission to develop and cultivate the ego, not to destroy it.
    • teaching of the old initiates, and said: It is possible for man to cultivate
    • to the cultivation and fostering of the ego, which had proved an obstacle
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    • imitative faculty. A great deal passed unconsciously from teacher to
    • in the culture we knew as the first post-Atlantean, which ran its course
    • action of spiritual beings. But initiation was difficult; and for those
    • human life gradually changed; and in the next cultural epoch, the Egypto-Chaldean,
    • and more difficult to preserve life for three and a half days in a cataleptic
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    • through all that could result from Hebrew occult research. Let us suppose,
    • and the post-Atlantean cultural epochs. It tells us of the transformations
    • of the Earth and the life of man in the different cultural stages. It
    • of such a mystery should first work his way through all difficulties
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    • outer culture had its source.
    • the way of outer cult usages among the different peoples derived from
    • initiation that led to the Bull cult, we shall find truth in the old
    • Allowance was made for the lack of understanding, in our time, of occult
    • their philosophy, without benefit of occultism. If we devote some attention
    • the occult. That is what this spiritual-scientific Weltanschauung will
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    • difficult to share. What a man calls his own self, circumscribed by
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    • from the outset that it is necessarily difficult to comprehend. The
    • all must present the greatest difficulties? I shall presently make various
    • it was observed by anyone who had acquired the faculty of that sort
    • frequently associated with the occult. In certain circles it is customary
    • faculties. Man has control of his circulatory system only to a slight
    • life process, you will not find it difficult to understand that in an
    • with the mission of interceding for occult truths: he becomes a Warrior.
    • learned that a fifth-degree initiate commands the occult-magical forces
    • current flowed from the Son to the Mother. Everyone with occult knowledge
    • occult basis. I pointed out that Schopenhauer was quite right in saying
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    • we may expect to encounter various difficult passages in elucidating
    • time, which we may call the Central European cultural epoch, we can
    • so very different from ours; and that brings us to a period of cultural
    • faculty.
    • to etheric body, was very potent, and from it derived the old faculty
    • less fitted to transmit the old faculty of clairvoyance. It simply developed
    • out provided the faculty of clairvoyance in Atlantean times. So the
    • and for those endowed to a lesser degree with this faculty the reports
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    • in ancient Persia by means of the clairvoyant faculty of Zarathustra It was
    • fitted to provide the faculty of seeing the outer world in its true
    • which it is especially difficult, as a rule, to apply the truth, to
    • faculties, of which we have spoken, we see the Father principle veiled
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    • to Paul, so to speak; to acquire for himself the faculties that will
    • which is indeed difficult to grasp. The human being continues to learn
    • According to occult teaching,
    • to read into them; we must merely prepare ourselves, by means of occult
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    • flowed into cultic life. Image of the Mithras cult; Christianity.
    • Nature of Greek culture, its
    • Mithras cult back into the Orient. For the religious life of
    • Europe in Arabism only as an intellectual culture. In some European
    • Greek culture. Gnosticism's problem to comprehend Christ in
    • of actual dawning of consciousness soul. In the various cultures,
    • France, a partial legacy of the Latin intellectual soul culture; in
    • Italy, a portion of the ancient sentient soul culture; in central
    • Both streams are ultimately rooted in Persian culture,
    • and spirituality. Cultivation of spiritual science facilitates
    • of the knowledge of earlier cultural epochs in first three parts of
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    • Occult Science
    • say or write down through their own faculty of perception,
    • not trained his faculty of observation, it is nevertheless
    • most difficult to distinguish whether a person is actually
    • difficult to understand that empirical super-sensible
    • of percepts. We also have memory, the faculty of
    • It is not difficult to recognize that what enters into the
    • able to notice how dreaming is connected with the faculty of
    • as into that of culture, to be able to ask ourselves: Where
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    • so intimately tied to the faculty of memory. We observe this
    • explains the difficulty of seeing in the external physical
    • knowledge, so intimately linked with the faculty of memory
    • organism. We should have to picture this faculty, inherent in
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    • their culture only in the first third of the fifteenth
    • the Greek culture — it became estranged from the direct
    • that is even more difficult to discern than preexistence
    • culture and shone across into Asia, casting its shadows into
    • the most difficult problems by means of the threadbare
    • the present cultural age we simply do not possess in our soul
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    • the etheric domain. This wisdom also flowed into cultic life. Image of
    • the Mithras cult; Christianity. Dionysius the Areopagite; further
    • two areas. One area is that of knowledge, cultivated in the
    • times in cultic practices and religious ceremonies. The
    • learning. Those cultic practices that found their way from
    • cultic pictures, religious symbolizations which, if we may
    • the cultic image. It was not meant to be merely a thought-out
    • This cultic
    • let flow into the Mithras cult what agrees with the following
    • Christianity was eradicated. Finally, in regard to the cultic
    • fourth century, we see the diminishing of the cultic worship
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    • Transition in the fourth century A.D. Nature of Greek culture, its
    • Mithras cult back into the Orient. For the religious life of
    • Europe in Arabism only as an intellectual culture. In some European
    • Greek wisdom disappeared from European culture, wisdom
    • Mithras cult. This Mithras worship, which was intended to
    • central and western Europe. These two streams, one a cultic
    • has to say that neither a cultic worship, which would have
    • slaves. But the bearers of Greek culture certainly
    • glory, Greek culture pined away and, in essence, vanished
    • say, represents the dawn of all later culture. It brought
    • that this culture of Greece was destined to decline and
    • a significant mystery in world history. With faculties of
    • the earlier periods of Greek culture, every individual knew
    • soul from its spiritual home. Greek culture must definitely
    • Platonic age as the tragic epoch of Greek culture. For
    • justifiable to say that this Greek culture could not have
    • Greek culture had continued in the same direction, human
    • strength to take possession of the Mithras cult and allowed
    • Asia, all insight that could have brought about a cult in
    • by a fantastic intellectual culture. This was a culture that
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    • from one to the other in Greek culture. Gnosticism's problem to
    • civilization of central and western European culture came
    • Oriental culture certainly was already in decline. The
    • It was, however, a problem with which Greek culture struggled
    • itself where, even in the early Greek culture, this self was
    • civilization if this European culture wishes to avoid its
    • emphasized this — has lost the faculty for
    • It is naturally difficult to find one's way within this melee
    • path between birth and death is difficult terrain. When they
    • understand why it is difficult, when they grasp that the ego
    • hitherto difficult terrain between birth and death that comes
    • experiencing, and this does not necessarily mean occult
    • guilt; we must properly cultivate the awareness of sin and
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    • sensitivity in all the cultural streams pervading Europe
    • confinements of culture, the narrowness of civilization. He
    • conceited, for this culture believed it had a grasp on the
    • a product of this narrowness of culture, and as a young man
    • forces of decline inherent in modern culture.
    • this modern culture any redeeming spirituality that could
    • about everything that had occurred in modern culture. As I
    • the whole cosmos, instead of an “occult science,”
    • 1887. He had abandoned everything offered by modern cultural
    • modern culture have indeed lied too much and lie too much to
    • truth. For the malaise our culture suffers from is
    • culture.
    • that culture for which the politicians are now digging the
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    • difficult, of course, to ascertain what the successive
    • create difficulties for some of you, we must make it somewhat
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    • to go on was that it assumed a certain form of ancient cults.
    • ancient, sacred cult, namely, the Sacrifice of the Mass. The
    • ancient cult was just altered a bit but as such continued on.
    • to this, another separate and different cult system spread,
    • Christianity but proceeded more from older cults. This other
    • cults and symbolism fight each other tooth and nail to this
    • out yesterday, the inner faculties that enabled human beings
    • could no longer make anything of the cult that had spread;
    • no longer could connect any meaning with the cults, the
    • modern soul as intellectual faculties and what dwelled in the
    • An Outline of Occult Science.
    • “intelligent” people. In that case, the faculties
    • retained its living relationship to the cult, to the
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    • individual cultural epochs we have to point out based on
    • specific cultural contents and the whole of mankind has to
    • their culture. This is what existed in Asia Minor and enjoyed
    • certainly possessed this faculty of free surrender to the
    • intelligence within the human cultural development. Earlier,
    • when the cultural development ran its course under the
    • something shadowy. This is the reason for the difficulty in
    • An Outline of Occult Science
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    • consciousness soul. In the various cultures, this dawning encountered
    • Latin intellectual soul culture; in Italy, a portion of the ancient
    • sentient soul culture; in central Europe, a legacy from the fourth
    • on the basis of the general culture and without initiation to
    • progressed to the point where it could cultivate this empty
    • have to develop this stronger faculty, stronger in comparison
    • in modern cultural development?
    • which had already made way for other forms in Greek culture,
    • matters are extraordinarily difficult to notice because in
    • Latin-Roman element from the fourth post-Atlantean cultural
    • period, what has brought over the ancient culture of the
    • sentient soul in its passage through the culture of the
    • level. We can see it in the peculiar high cultural level of
    • Goethe. By that time, the faculty of comprehension for it had
    • Even today, you can see this tribal culture everywhere in
    • enlivening of culture through the intentions of
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    • power. Both streams are ultimately rooted in Persian culture, Catholicism
    • of the Ahura-Mazdao cult in the ancient Persian culture,
    • more diminished, in Greek culture, finally became abstract in
    • the Roman culture. All this left residual traces in what has
    • offshoot of the Ormuzd or Ahura-Mazdao culture has remained
    • world view emerges as modern culture. Indeed, like Ormuzd and
    • Ahriman, these two cultures confront each other in recent
    • the last offshoots of the Ormuzd cult. These last traces can
    • French, Spanish, and Italian cultures contains in itself the
    • what has been living in the depths of European culture since
    • manner of thinking in Russian culture, and the element coming
    • of the modern faculty of reason. Through human faculties
    • to the finest times of French culture under Louis XIV. At the
    • intellectual culture has produced since the beginning of the
    • spiritually essential. It is most difficult for matters such
    • is so difficult to impress on people of our age who
    • gods, for he really went back to the cult of Ormuzd. And he
    • culture, I would say, in an ingenious but folk-oriented form.
    • It is this that lives in French culture and has constantly
    • sense, dwells in the inner sphere of the modern cultural
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    • intellectual or mind culture for the general population of
    • age of the intellectual culture, the mysteries of that age
    • That faculty,
    • human beings, namely, the faculty to sense and experience the
    • precisely because of the modern culture of the shadowy
    • scientific culture. People have no idea that they belong not
    • culture of the intellect that has gradually become prevalent
    • ancient Indian culture was at its prime, we see that the
    • developed the faculties mankind is so proud of today, he was
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    • would thereby be cut off from world's life and spirituality. Cultivation
    • Occult Science
    • being was not deprived of this faculty of having clairvoyant
    • Occult Science
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    • sent into the hospitals and to the scientific faculties of
    • cultivation of spiritual science, my dear friends, is no
    • cosmic event to cultivate spiritual science. We need to
    • to cultivate only their shadowy thoughts. As the ugliest of
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    • of the knowledge of earlier cultural epochs in first three parts of
    • and theological culture of his time. In his age, scholarly
    • Christianity was cultivated in a certain esoteric manner. The
    • of the rational soul originated the Greek and Roman cultures.
    • dwelled in the intellectual culture of his time. Anybody
    • that the intellectual culture of his time had produced. He
    • to be cultivated from the first third of the fifteenth
    • does not credit the human being with the faculty of arriving
    • Occult Science,
    • But it did originate from what was thus cultivated as
    • means of soul faculties of vision — to begin with,
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    • difficult for people today to turn their minds back to the
    • among spirits. This is probably the most difficult to picture
    • was when it still bestowed faculties upon the human being. If
    • human beings must adhere by means of super-sensory faculties.
    • is sought for with the faculty that has developed since the
    • of his self-awareness. The faculty with which we try to know
    • rescue of mankind. Greek culture was again disseminated in
    • what prevails today as education. Greek culture was present
    • wisdom — already difficult to understand for him, I
    • that had been cultivated in Ireland. This is how we must
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    • development of Greek culture, which began in the eighth
    • culture, maintaining the body in a pure state was therefore
    • something that was especially cultivated. The Egyptians
    • cultivated in their ancient form: geometry, astrology,
    • we note in Greek culture a certain decline of geometry as it
    • the time when Greek culture was passing over into Latin
    • culture, these three disciplines flourished. In grammar, man
    • cultivate the art of concepts in order to engage in anything
    • later propagated in Europe as Greek culture was really only
    • offered to him as the shadow of Greek culture. He traveled to
    • especially cultivated in the academy of Gondishapur
    • Greek culture predominated in Romanism. Romanism only became
    • however, we must also steel our faculties by means of
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    • during the post-Atlantean culture-epochs and the future tasks
    • culture-epoch and Wolfram von Eschenbach's ‘Parsifal.’
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    • sleep and waking, he has to cultivate intercourse — if
    • of these things which it is naturally difficult to express in
    • those who absorb modern intellectualistic culture.
    • phenomena of modern culture can never be understood today if
    • For men of culture today thought is by no means a ‘boundless
    • their languages. Attempts are made to create new cultural
    • has become it is evident at once that these cultural
    • culture, the element of materialism which has laid hold of
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    • octave. Thus man experiences something which is difficult to
    • profound personalities of the developing Greek culture,
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    • belonging to Arabian culture, were the first to be influenced
    • Arabian-Spanish culture which then, at a much later period,
    • whereby ancient culture was partially destroyed but in which
    • that culture was permeated now by human individuality.
    • Graeco-Roman world of culture?
    • to his time. Through the good and splendid fruits of culture
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    • life in the world difficult, but we shall also find
    • everywhere ways out of these difficulties. Only we must seek
    • difficult today for a man to wish to be a free being. What
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    • difficult to imagine how man could have been influenced by
    • accept a concept that may be extremely difficult for modern
    • the discordance in culture and civilization which is becoming
    • demanded difficult thoughts from you today but you will
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    • during the post-Atlantean culture-epochs and the future tasks
    • culture-epoch and Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parsifal."
    • culture epochs have evolved, epochs which in my book
    • Occult Science: an Outline
    • our present Fifth culture epoch.
    • we go back to the very early culture-epochs this constitution
    • culture-epoch will even now have the impression that at one
    • culture-epoch man felt himself to be primarily a creature of
    • now, in the Fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that it is
    • significant products of human culture. And our feelings
    • Occult Science: an Outline,
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    • Cults with Christian festivals, e.g. the Phrygian
    • Easter festival (the Attis Cult).
    • Mystery cult of the Roman Empire, failed; also the
    • Christianity have influenced the cultural development
    • interest in Greek culture and neo-Platonic teachings.
    • of Golgotha. The persistence of pagan cults at this
    • Difficulty of understanding ancient writers, e.g.
    • though imbued with Greek culture, able to recognize
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    • Occult Science: an Outline (1962/3 edition)
    • Occult HistoryPersonalities and Events in World History in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • Supersensible Influences in the History of Mankindwith special reference to cults in ancient Egypt and in later times
    • Occult Science and Occult DevelopmentChrist at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century
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    • difficult to determine whether the judge was a Roman with
    • knew how difficult it was to hold orthodox opinions whilst at
    • Mystery cult. The courts and the administration were in their
    • in the affairs of men. You can imagine how difficult this
    • evolution of Christianity. And nothing has been so difficult
    • occultism and mysticism. Influenced by Pasqually,
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    • in the cult of the Mysteries. It is a remarkable fact that
    • of these Mystery Cults. It has been pointed out that what we
    • transference of the ancient pagan myth and ritual cults to
    • Mystery Cults!” Pagan usages, they claimed, had been
    • They said that the various Mystery cults and legends had been
    • studying the pagan Mystery cults there is always a dangerous
    • man existed, a knowledge which is exceedingly difficult to
    • Therefore with the best will in the world it is difficult to
    • which survived in the Mystery cults I have mentioned, to be
    • difficult to arrive at an understanding of these problems for
    • difficult for man to find his way back to the spirit. The
    • we call culture today, yet they could not escape these
    • the early Christians who still possessed occult knowledge
    • difficulty men experience today in developing a clear and
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    • because we fail to recognize how difficult it is to achieve a
    • do they speak of mysteries? It is somewhat difficult to
    • Gospels from the occult standpoint are increasingly of the
    • medical knowledge of an occult nature which is disclosed to
    • purely occult investigations — I am aware of course
    • hundred years time. We can discover through occult
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    • “difficult to comprehend”. We can safely
    • difficult to cope with precepts such as “whoever shall
    • difficult because these things are closely interrelated. But
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    • Occult Science: An Outline,
    • occultism to adepts and charlatans. Mysticism of every kind
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    • difficult to bring home to the majority of people how certain
    • Mystery-cult of the ancient Roman empire. And since, at that
    • occultism to adepts and charlatans. Mysticism of every kind
    • with difficulties for them. When initiation of the emperors,
    • to challenge the gods. He decided to celebrate a cult act,
    • different customs which had an occult meaning had survived
    • guided him in the difficult administration of the Western
    • faced with an insurmountable difficulty because the
    • the secrets of the ancient pagan Mysteries. It was difficult
    • “Imagination”, but also an historical cult act,
    • cult acts. People knew that in earlier times wisdom was not
    • connected with this symbolical cult act people felt that they
    • in accordance with certain cult acts which were publicly
    • cultural development of the West. In particular you will be
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    • culture and civilization. When he grew older Julian learned
    • complicated psychological processes which are difficult to
    • cults had been preserved. Today the question of miracles is a
    • pagan cults which had survived from ancient times. Wherever
    • Manichaeans did not cultivate abstract ideas which divorced
    • principle of Manichaeism was to cultivate only those ideas
    • life to the Earth, it is difficult for us to imagine that
    • the exoteric side of Western culture and Julian the Apostate
    • slight knowledge — I do not mean of occult facts, but
    • with a real knowledge of those occult facts that can still be
    • occult knowledge derived from ancient writings, we discover
    • and cult acts? Not I alone, but countless authors who have
    • that the Christ figure was a copy of the cult-god of pagan
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    • the question let us first examine a few facts of occult
    • our era we must bear in mind that it is difficult to
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha the ancient pagan cults and
    • cults still survived. But these facts are usually dismissed
    • fields where peasants cultivated their crops were to be found
    • never undertook agricultural work without first putting
    • difficult to speak of these practices today because we find
    • the Mithras Mysteries by occult means we realize that they
    • extremely difficult to acquire, and these sacrificial rites
    • ancient cults from certain points of view; this is of far
    • along and revives the old prejudices. Cults are far easier to
    • eradicate. And these ancient cults which, in a certain sense,
    • simply a further development of the ancient cults. The
    • spirit of these two cults, especially if we appreciate
    • Christian cult. And ordination was an attempt by the Church
    • relation to the great cultural manifestations men are fast
    • philosophers unless one has recourse to occult knowledge.
    • Consequently these lacunae must be supplemented by occult
    • neutral in the conflict between Christian and pagan cults.
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    • literature and their cultural life. Just imagine how
    • ceremonies of the ancient pagan Mystery cults, that the forms
    • of these Mystery cults and symbols had been totally
    • became an adept or “occultist” as we should say
    • traditions and dogmas and especially in its cults or
    • origin of these cults. The ancient cults have a deep symbolic
    • interpretation. The performance of cult acts or ceremonies
    • difficulties of our own time. I propose to read two passages
    • The whole of European culture is slowly moving towards
    • present difficult times. We shall then change our attitude
    • Spiritual Science. I simply wish to point out how difficult
    • difficulty. He wished to depict the State as a reality, as an
    • touch with reality, and shows us the impossible difficulties
    • we had practised the cult of individualism far too long. We
    • learned what is most difficult for them to learn — to
    • in the customary jargon of the ’cultivated man of our
    • difficulty in accepting a spiritual teaching of which our
    • conformist, opposed to tradition and culture. This
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    • problem is not so much that it is difficult to reach the
    • is difficult to come to an understanding of chance, because
    • external ceremonies and cult acts) to be convinced of the
    • difficult for contemporary man to make head or tail of them.
    • Difficult as
    • memory of everyday life, you will have difficulty in
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    • world to the general cultural life of today: the requirement of
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    • become a universal cultural force, very little indeed is
    • lawfulnesses. It has become increasingly difficult for the
    • cultural development. The ancient Greek, because he would be
    • Oriental from an ancient cultural period but a knowledgeable
    • cultural evolution since the first third of the fifteenth
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    • physical world. The great cultural defect of our time is that
    • concept of pre-existence was cast out of Western cultural
    • languages of our culture, for “unbornness.” This
    • participate in world evolution, our cultural evolution will
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    • dear friends, this is a difficult conception, but let us make
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    • an appropriate cultivation of the metamorphic thought, from
    • today to be culturally creative. This dishonesty must be
    • driven from the field of creative culture — which it
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    • ordinary life normally. When one undergoes an occult
    • an occult development usually experience that when they begin
    • recalling it, for a real seeing is a real occult experience
    • therefore undermine memory in a certain respect in occult
    • such an occult development must above all be certain that in
    • to undergo an occult development. One absolutely must have
    • that are recommended for an occult development are actually
    • rooted in the nature of occult development itself. You thus
    • through occult development, we see into our organs, as I
    • birth and death. In occult development this capacity for love
    • it is necessary for one who attempts an occult development
    • a way that he cannot lose it through occult development, that
    • he maintains it in spite of this occult development, then he
    • in ourselves these two faculties.
    • Imagination, which in occult development is striven for with
    • that are striven for in occult development, the human being
    • particularly cultivated. We would lose our individuality if
    • intensively cultivated thought. We human beings would be
    • of our culture.
    • will not harden, and Ahriman will be in a difficult position.
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    • had to pass through many difficulties in order to attain what
    • wants to familiarize himself with the culture of the West;
    • whereas Dimitri knows very little of the culture of the West
    • about how the modern spiritual culture can enter into the
    • culture you have a certain spirituality which is a further
    • West European culture flow into his soul. Because of his
    • absorbed by our modern culture; he reflected it. Now, these
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    • of Will. Just as the human being cultivates the earth and
    • realize that in this it is, I might say, very difficult to
    • say that this is difficult to imagine, and you could also ask
    • culture of Germany. How many people who had a materialistic
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    • culture which proceeded out of the 4th post-Atlantean period,
    • the Greco-Latin cultural period. What lived in this
    • Greco-Latin cultural period is continued in Central and
    • thinking logically. This is the faculty which the Western
    • working in of occult science proceeds which always was
    • Through its whole evolution of its spiritual culture, Middle
    • incisive occult working has always come out of the British
    • British colored occultism. This British colored occultism is
    • comprehensive working occult schools actually stand behind
    • this external side and they have taken up the ancient occult
    • traditions and the ancient occult stream into themselves in a
    • down from the more ancient occult schools. Actually we are
    • Ireland but over Scotland) such occult societies spread out
    • occult knowledge in the ancient times, which however they
    • that the 4th post-Atlantean cultural epoch which was
    • Saxons who had the occult sagas of Hengis and Horsa when they
    • spiritual life but also to the occult British life. Naturally
    • occult British spiritual life .
    • that this spiritual life was a continuation of the occult
    • significance. There in the British occult life they knew the
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    • like to pass over to the occult side of the lecture which I
    • certain occult streams are significant for human life, these
    • occult streams which bring themselves to expression in
    • certain occult brotherhoods. You will have seen from the more
    • British lands, such occult brotherhoods are used in order to
    • designated by the name occult brotherhoods is a very
    • kind of cult and certain symbols are given over to them and
    • with certain occult brotherhoods, and they tend to dismiss
    • which form the foundation for certain occult brotherhoods
    • what results from this You find that the occult brotherhoods
    • However, as a general rule, this is not done in these occult
    • other occultism and sign, grip and word and many other things
    • Occult Science
    • damage has occurred in France through the occult literature
    • things we have to know. We have to know that every occult
    • Occult Science,
    • been occult brotherhoods, and they work particularly out of
    • occult brotherhoods towards Russia from Western Europe.
    • is that which the occult brotherhoods accomplished through
    • occult science things are not read in the decimal system, but
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    • cultural epoch and we can also go back still farther to the
    • cannot acquire. Now, it is very difficult for present day man
    • in these occult brotherhoods, even if it is in caricature,
    • these occult communities in the second grade and is made
    • those who are in the third grade of such occult brotherhoods,
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    • already spoken of how the cultural development of mankind, in
    • the Catholic cult there is also a symbolic presentation
    • occurs there in the cult, particularly in the Catholic cult,
    • it is just the same as that which occurs in occult
    • point in a certain connection in these occult brotherhoods.
    • the symbol and call up those faculties out of their soul
    • of the human being either in the occult picture as in the
    • Catholic cult or more in thoughts as happens in other
    • bring that understanding which is necessary if a culture your
    • wonder when those particular cultural streams in the
    • always been with the deep religious cultural impulses.
    • example, did something like the cult of Easter enter into the
    • evolutionary history of mankind? Why was this Easter Cult
    • cultural situation of the human being have so deteriorated
    • sense when you say that through cultural decadence man sinks
    • type of science, the present type of culture continues as it
    • would get the illness of culture. We cannot sufficiently
    • difficult time of trial something would happen which would be
    • period of cultural development. We grasp the thoughts which
    • shall we also be able to perform the cult activity within our
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    • that which can be called the Easter Cult. Today I will begin
    • were instructed by the Gods. However, in the cult, something
    • unconscious depths. It is most difficult to grasp this in
    • difficult tasks than the hard tasks of the present, tasks of
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    • him out of it. He had difficulty in getting a divorce from
    • formulations which are present in the occult brotherhoods
    • disappearance of the ancient occult capacities; how for the
    • occult capacities were accessible through spiritual
    • very easily realize that these occult brotherhoods also draw
    • customs of the occult brotherhoods. These customs which are
    • projected from an occult wisdom, from an ancient observation
    • that that which lives in many occult brotherhoods are
    • not involve Christianity. These occult brotherhoods place
    • certain religious confessions have in reference to occultism.
    • Naturally they do not understand the real occultism; they do
    • that shallow occultism which says the following: Christ is
    • occultism. It is for this reason that here in our movement we
    • permitted to forget that which can be occultly experienced
    • occult experience of the spiritual world even though he
    • different through the working of his occult experiences. The
    • working of these occult experiences caused Thomas More to
    • occult brotherhoods. Here we have Thomas More; he wrote his
    • those judges who at the same time belonged to occult
    • continues to work into external human culture. Therefore,
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    • again, with certain cultic activities as they are customary
    • in such occult brotherhoods, how is it possible with all that
    • instead of the experimenting as is done today, you give cults
    • with the cults, with symbolic mythical presentations, one is
    • the ancient symbolism, the sacramentalism, the cult
    • symbols, sacramentalism, cults, that works deeper into man,
    • and cults from their environment, that works into the ether
    • is usually the situation in these occult brotherhoods of
    • another type of occult brotherhood which follow the same
    • such occult brotherhoods. Jesuitism absolutely rests upon
    • occultism. I once told you about that in a lecture cycle in
    • cult, instead of being affected in his ether body, these
    • music in order that one could produce a certain type of cult
    • of the cult. They had musical stimulations in the smallest
    • suggestive stimulations. The cult occurred. The time was
    • church bells. The cult permeated all activities; even the
    • work done in the fields was accompanied by cult activities
    • Everything was permeated by the cult activity. Therefore we
    • consequence of the symbolism, the sacramentalism, the cult
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    • bring up and it is the fear of these difficult concepts and
    • much more than to clarify them. This difficulty of
    • way, people have difficulty in trying to understand that
    • example, that in Occult Science and other books, we talk
    • mineral kingdom. Just read in my Occult Science how this Moon
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    • Angel of Death had some difficulty here, because it was
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    • very difficult in our time for human beings to understand and
    • very difficult for people to grasp the ideas in this book,
    • great culture bringer of our age who is solving the great
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    • on the surface. Surely it cannot be that difficult for anyone
    • it really difficult to admit that they cannot judge an issue
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    • difficult for people to discover this for themselves when
    • area where people find it particularly difficult to
    • to look for inner spiritual impulses we now have a culture
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    • times today when it is really difficult to take what is said
    • that it is so difficult to convince the wider public of this.
    • truth, it is extremly difficult to accept the truths relating
    • the greatest difficulties one can imagine. For when it comes
    • for occult truths and particularly for truths relating to the
    • made public and it is difficult to draw the line. The right
    • been members. And I think it is not really difficult to
    • created their own excitements. This has now become difficult.
    • finds it so difficult to make its way today. It will make its
    • development may find it difficult to understand how such
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    • because of this there is a general difficulty today in
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    • are getting more and more difficult today and the situation
    • occult; it is hidden.
    • conscientious occult research aiming to penetrate the laws of
    • there will be situations in future when it will be difficult
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    • which were said were true, though they are difficult to find.
    • difficult than working with mere corpses of ideas. Humanity
    • cultivate the intellect as early as possible, for this will
    • intelligent by cultivating the intellect as early as
    • possible, but only by cultivating in them when very young the
    • faculties which will later have them prepared to be
    • cultivated via the intellect. The living truth is: the
    • intellect is cultivated by healthy belief in rightful
    • play. People find it difficult to manage today because they
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    • the spirit often have almost insuperable difficulties in
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    • influence the whole of human life, the whole of culture and
    • Perhaps it is difficult to believe this today, but the time
    • Occult Science
    • To use the outer scientific culture, such as it is now, in
    • also needs new stimulus. Yesterday I spoke of how difficult
    • relationship between different forms of culture, such as
    • political life and other forms of culture, and how our ideas
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    • this physical process the American Indian culture would be
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    • turning-point in the evolution of modern cultural spheres
    • that the purely physical intellect and a culture based on
    • conception, acumen and critical faculties for the adherents
    • the particular acumen, critical faculty and so on, which I
    • to foster one's acumen and critical faculties. It is most
    • critical faculties was indeed a time when access to Part 2 of
    • Goethe's Faust was difficult. Even today this work, which is
    • The Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita.
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
    • difficult to say truth-inspired things today because they
    • inculcated into people's heads. And it is difficult to form
    • certain sum total of cultural achievements which come from
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    • excellent exposition on the extremely difficult position in
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    • the soul must make two attributes or faculties its own.
    • our faculties in earthly existence! And think how different our life
    • tasks of earthly life is to unfold the faculty of memory. During our
    • possessed a different faculty — a faculty which was able to
    • An Outline Of Occult Science.
    • by heart. There is a difference between acquiring the natural faculty
    • faculty of memory.
    • assistance of the naturally unfolding faculty of memory? It is a case
    • see, the memory we now cultivate artificially but which in Greek
    • however, to cultivate the position of balance and not to believe that
    • spiritual world, so too, other spiritual faculties we may gain are in
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    • attempt to use their faculty of thinking as an instrument for
    • there remains the faculty of imitation in early childhood. But
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    • Opposition to Reality. How Occultism Wanders into False Paths.
    • is not difficult to conceive that the marvellous structure of the
    • Occultism.
    • circles where occultism, pseudo-occultism, occult charlatanism and
    • the like, are cultivated. These strange things happen again and
    • itself an ‘Occult Society,’ numbers among its adherents,
    • certain celebrities. In these so-called ‘Occult
    • occultism and as a result of the initiation he has received has no
    • inclination to place himself in the ranks of true occultism, then he
    • many circles which like to consider themselves ‘Occult.’
    • is out to cultivate such ideas as will generate in man the highest
    • by that, cultivation of the most enhanced consciousness, of the
    • occult circles, for reasons already indicated, so too, attempts are
    • achieved in these corrupt occult circles, namely, a pact with Ahriman
    • ideas and the corresponding objective realities. This faculty, as we
    • acquire the faculty for the perception of truth in this physical
    • faculty which we then carry with us into the spiritual
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    • epoch when the soul-faculties of men were best adapted to receive Him
    • manifest in the flesh. But now new faculties of perception are
    • possessing these new faculties. At first He will be seen by a
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    • year 1899, new faculties of soul begin to emerge as natural
    • gifts. Importance of period between 1930 and 1940. Faculty of
    • faculties with which evolution itself will equip the human soul.
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    • faculties.
    • of culture developed on Atlantis by the Atlantean races. And these
    • developed different faculties. Although during the Greco-Latin epoch
    • were equipped with faculties of another kind altogether in those
    • nature to-day, but instead of it they possessed faculties of quite
    • another kind — faculties we have often referred to as those of
    • form judgments or reason with the intellect. The latter faculty
    • sanctuaries for the cultivation of the spiritual life, in domains of
    • we grow up among human beings, for such faculties can be acquired
    • human beings, he would not develop the faculties of thinking and
    • to give, it is very difficult for the loss to be made good in later epochs.
    • slowly and by degrees the souls of men will change and new faculties
    • preparing men for new faculties of soul.
    • indications of these new faculties will be noticeable in isolated souls
    • particularly important. Very special faculties will then reveal
    • new faculties. Everything is changing — but the happening of
    • the faculties of the human soul.
    • over and the souls of men are now beginning to develop new faculties.
    • These faculties — because this is the purpose of the epoch —
    • training these clairvoyant faculties will be attained in a far better
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    • characteristics of present-day culture. Before this Dark Age, before
    • faculties of soul which on the one hand confine his power of judgment
    • without the old faculties. That is why in Spiritual Science we
    • physical instrument of the brain — a faculty that had developed
    • bound up with human faculties. Everything that humanity could acquire
    • through these faculties. But on the other hand, in the new
    • the first signs of a natural faculty of clairvoyance will become
    • first rudiments of a new faculty of clairvoyance that quite certainly
    • faculties of clairvoyance will arise in the future in a few people
    • of course, be made between cultivated and natural
    • world, then these incipient faculties will not be understood. It will
    • Then men will understand how to cultivate such faculties not only in the
    • physical man. But still other faculties will appear — for
    • example, a faculty that a man will notice in himself. After he has
    • and that from epoch to epoch new faculties appear in men. But if no
    • understanding is developed, if this particular faculty is stamped
    • out, if those who speak about faculties of this kind are put away as
    • physical man! Nothing will be apparent if the faculties for seeing it
    • are crushed out. But even if these faculties do not become evident in
    • young buds has been crushed. The faculties that have been described
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
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    • Occult Science and Occult Development. Christ at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century.
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • anyone who is unprejudiced, a difficulty arises at once. Directly he wants
    • concerned. It is only the faculty of forming concepts, of thinking,
    • pointed out, this is much more difficult than the blotting out of
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • difficulty in understanding how all these movements occurred, and
    • occult, hidden from us. And through every opening, every happening,
    • only by developing to its highest point a faculty which, in our
    • right into the spiritual Being, with the aid of the faculty for
    • loving which we have cultivated first towards nature. Spiritual
    • Occult Science,
    • all the repeated lives on Earth, can manifest only when the faculty
    • with the culture of the day — he considers nature to be
    • preserved as occult. What with us is knowledge for everyone was for
    • that age occult knowledge; and explanations of nature were an occult
    • ideas which, as the most external form of occult science, included
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • most difficult things become comprehensible when we are willing
    • doubt that mathematical truths are among the most difficult things. They
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • hand it is extraordinarily difficult, from the standpoint of higher
    • Now the soul that sinks down in this way may find it very difficult
    • great difficulty is to distinguish the immediate content of the
    • and then runs into great difficulties, ending in an insurmountable
    • soul and spirit. Then, when our conceptual faculty has been
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • difficult to grasp with the ideas of physical science that a man
    • people often say: “This is becoming very difficult — we
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • doing it for anthroposophical or occult or esoteric reasons,
    • approach it with the human faculty which lives otherwise in a
    • more or less easy or difficult to hold on to, for the
    • that the difficulty of holding an Imagination is not so great as in
    • difficult.
    • where, for Imaginative consciousness, there is no difficulty in
    • over the Threshold our everyday faculty of perception. Then
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    • the Earth. A faculty of this kind for perceiving these hidden
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • The difficulty of picturing what is then experienced comes from our
    • one-dimensional world, taken for granted by the faculty of
    • Inspiration — the faculty, that is, of actually perceiving the
    • in a way suited to men's present faculties.) The old
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    • Steiner explains how it is possible to develop higher faculties of
    • cultivated good thoughts during earthly life, they glimmer out, after
    • difficult to put into words the truths of Initiation. It must either
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    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science,
    • the first, second and third postAtlantean culture-epochs and in
    • cult is no longer suitable for Western people; they must attain to
    • with many apparently insignificant cultural systems and symptoms of
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    • occult phrenology which considers the individuality of each man and
    • faculty arising in the child comes from his new orientation in space;
    • on the transforming of earthly civilisation and culture.
    • Agriculture of To-morrow,
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    • man encountered difficulties which had to be overcome on his
    • evolution a certain cult was to arise, practised by all who were to
    • pass from youth to maturity by developing a cult of the Virgin. This
    • occult circles there is a wrong practice: the student is given various
    • occult teachings, but is never brought to the point of being shown
    • Occult Science.
    • Persons who practise a wrong kind of occultism do this with a student they
    • “occult imprisonment”. He is then encircled by confusing
    • pictures. That is how much occult harm has been practised, and is
    • certain people into this occult captivity; but for the soul the
    • case, too, human beings are occultly imprisoned.
    • than pictures of the general occult captivity threatening to overtake
    • with the prejudices of the occult prison in which, fundamentally,
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    • Cultivation of the life of the soul. Right development of our
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    • instance, by reading in a very difficult book. When we have been
    • if we clearly grasp these distinctions, that occult knowledge
    • in this way, we shall see how justified occult science is in
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    • Cultivation of the life of the soul. Right development of our soul
    • development and cultivation of these three parts of the soul life?
    • shall ask ourselves: What characteristics must we cultivate very
    • occult means, we always discover that in most cases the joy one
    • back upon the culture of the will, and evoke weakness of will.
    • environment, is most beneficial especially in the cultivation of the
    • But occult science teaches
    • fantasy. Strange as it may seem, such cultivation of creative fantasy
    • of what is afforded by the press for the cultivation of the emotional
    • had cultivated the absorption in things, in the secrets of things,
    • cultivation of absorption. These come to manifestation even in a
    • Insufficient cultivation of absorption and insight makes one sullen,
    • self-seeking, egoism; and cultivate, on the contrary, a certain
    • This is what all occultists
    • one in our time to adopt the practice of cultivating those
    • cultivating apathy, etc. But this results in a laxity in the
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    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • partisanship; but who look to its cultural and philosophical
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    • indicates the difficulties of the age in which we live. I
    • life. In our case the difficulty would be compounded should a
    • more difficult because the one existing school has, of
    • when one reads Steiner's other occult books. They all point
    • misleading; the sheepskin of a superficial occultism
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    • of certain Western occult politics have envisioned them for a
    • with the brain. For, in regard to its faculties, this brain
    • Occult Science, an Outline.
    • materiality and to nurture and cultivate thoughts that follow
    • recent cultural development. It therefore cannot be a matter
    • political and cultural endeavors, then these efforts only
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    • experience. A person who perceives matters in an occult sense
    • mystic actually reveals nothing more to the genuine occultist
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    • clearly show the extraordinary difficulty we have in freeing
    • difficult to deduce the inner trends of facts from the
    • existence, and that from a cultural and historical point of
    • view people of the future will find it difficult to grasp how
    • they find expression in full earnestness. It is difficult for
    • find so difficult. Why is that?
    • of our whole age and its effects on the cultural, political
    • in such a way that no use is made of the faculty of memory
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    • mention the periods that preceded these cultural epochs,
    • must take hold of humanity as inner cultural education,
    • cultivate this already now as an impulse that must
    • about man's faculties between death and a new birth if we do
    • what had its start in 1914, one must resort to the occult
    • that mankind cultivate a certain sense of humor on its path
    • today. It is extraordinarily difficult to cope with the
    • other, the difficulty and danger of this path. We must be
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    • outside Bolshevism is to be cultivated further, it must turn
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    • the obvious features of present general culture, what do we
    • cultivate the spiritual life. The West, on the other hand, is
    • materialistic culture. One with the faculty to look a little
    • have faculties of philosophy, no more than two of the
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    • preexistence, of life before birth, is then cultivated.
    • faculties are distributed over the world's various regions,
    • that in order for the cultural life, the life of the state
    • In this modern age, we will not arrive at a cultural life if
    • disposition, we come to the essence of the cultural, the
    • will come into being when the cultural life, the life of
    • possible; a cultural life will be present that will unite the
    • prenatal life with that after death. Such a cultural life
    • being into whom, in the cultural sphere, shines his prenatal
    • initiation science in his will to transform the faculties
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    • the essence of the Central European cultural life, which,
    • Having played a certain role in Central Europe, this cultural
    • number of other cultural concerns of that region. Born on
    • The difficult
    • cultural importance.
    • with great difficulty into a word, which then issued forth as
    • summation of the entire cultural essence of Central Europe
    • form the whole new cultural striving, that took hold of him
    • deeper occult foundations of which I spoke here a few days ago.
    • lack of culture still included the practice of blood
    • tendency to devastation in regard to the established cultural
    • vestiges of this old cultural life into schools for civil
    • not do things like that; the Ahrimanic, materialistic culture
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    • particularly charmed when he wrote something like an occult
    • this occult chemistry. What really happened? This Mr.
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    • for our spiritual life, our free cultural life. We need them
    • question of education with that of general culture. For
    • agricultural circles, and so on. It is precisely the economic
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    • a cultural life was born out of a primeval, wholly spiritual
    • fruits are primarily cultural; and all of mankind has
    • cultural life, permeated through and through with the trend
    • referred to by Huxley, namely, the faculty of imitation. It
    • Occult Science, an Outline,
    • the result? Then, the result is the conscious cultural life,
    • creates the cultural life while working inwardly upon itself.
    • All cultural life is, in fact, inner formative development of
    • that is the cultural sphere, the transformed mineral kingdom,
    • Cultural, Spiritual Realm
    • corresponding to the mineral kingdom, we have the cultural
    • “human instinct for mimicry,” the faculty of
    • of the mineral world man attains to his cultural life; that
    • infused with the cultural element of jurisprudence. Finally,
    • beyond the most primitive, elementary level, the faculty of
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    • this way appears as the content of culture and civilization
    • the other contents of culture. In every cultural content,
    • forms it into a cultural life (which then exists in our midst
    • defines quite clearly what we call the cultural realm of the
    • possibility of strictly defining the spiritual or cultural
    • our culture, we find its most conscious component parts to be
    • with his ego he is grounded in its cultural sphere. Thus, as
    • World   Cultural Sphere
    • cultural sphere from the transformation of the ego. Now,
    • from his environment insofar as it is the cultural sphere. If
    • descends from a cultured family; he now grows up in an
    • uncultured family. His face then bears that subtle nuance of
    • provision of the cultural sphere that surrounds it in this
    • from the cultural sphere surrounding the physical body, what
    • rights sphere acts upon the etheric body and the cultural
    • establish in the cultural or spiritual sphere we draw from
    • Cultural Sphere
    • climate, finally even the cultural life. You know that there
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    • the cultural development of mankind in art, religion and
    • body during the old Indian cultural period, a certain
    • of the next cultural epoch — the unfoldment of the
    • the higher domains, the rights domain and even the cultural
    • in Orientalism. It entered into Occidental culture, faintly
    • spiritual or cultural sphere is bound up with the wholly
    • culture, as if stuck with pitch to comfortable seats, not
    • ask today: Do people wish to go on cultivating social
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    • reconstruction of culture from his own inner being. We no
    • upon his faculty of judgment twenty-five years ago. At age
    • cultivated in its purest form in the initiation centers
    • longer in such pure form, it was cultivated in Egypt in a
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    • can say that people who, in an occult sense, do not have
    • little inclination for faculties that wish to experience,
    • do this in the first place by permeating our culture once
    • cultural life.
    • pictorialization of the whole life of culture, this
    • external culture, today's science, certainly does not deal in
    • wrote an occult chemistry. What did he do in this book? He
    • is the reason why anthroposophical cultural thinking must lie
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    • the cultural, political, and economic field. It is the
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    • change, the faculty of actual intelligence increasingly
    • will have difficulty explaining the nonsense of the
    • viewpoints there existed yet another in all the old cultures.
    • In the late Greek culture, it was already no longer present,
    • abstractions, to mere theory. In the cultures of antiquity,
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    • the legacy of German culture and Goetheanism. Goetheanism the
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    • He brought Hungary into the orbit of Western Culture. The
    • Emphasized pedagogic value of Graeco-Roman culture.
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    • a manifestation of the Angelos, a faculty not yet under man's
    • them lies a whole culture of the soul of which they are the
    • difficult at first to distinguish between them. In the period
    • when modern history begins French culture was widespread in
    • the quintessential character of the culture of the
    • European culture) was something natural and spontaneous. The
    • equally strong. In the field of culture the whole nation was
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture II: Symptomatology of Recent Centuries
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    • assimilated the creative forces of their culture, these
    • energy, that especially in the cultural field which
    • culture. It is true that Philip the Fair had the members of
    • numerous occult lodges which then began to work exoterically
    • still preserves today, a culture based on suggestionism, a
    • culture that is calculated to arrest man's progress towards
    • Fair, something of this culture which had been brought over
    • great difficulty, under the compulsion of circumstances,
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    • determined by an intellectual faculty which is detached from
    • inner circles of the occult lodges of the English speaking
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture IV: The Historical Significance of the Scientific Mode of Thinking
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    • tradition and culture were destined to take over in Russia.
    • which is most difficult to bring to men's understanding today
    • the cultivation of an active concern of every man for his
    • sixth and seventh cultural epochs the individual will have to
    • of history mankind develops some definite faculty and this
    • faculty plays an important role in evolution. Recall my words
    • faculty, but four faculties in succession up to the age of
    • four faculties. A man who is prepared to continue his
    • cultural epochs.
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture V: The Supersensible Element in the Study of History
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    • knowledge of this ‘cultural sleep’ ought to have
    • how, you will find in my book Occult Science. They first
    • himself the faculty of the Consciousness Soul.
    • the whole sphere of cultural life if it is not to perish. Our
    • culture, of course, has many ramifications and consequently
    • he was a typical representative of Central European culture)
    • cultural epoch even a professor who dabbles in politics may
    • simply as an anodyne, a kind of cultural soporific, it is a
    • tendencies. And because men find it so difficult to make this
    • difficult to speak frankly on these matters today. For we
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture VI: Brief Reflections on the Publication of the New Edition of 'The Philosophy of Freedom'
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    • a mature, impressive and rich culture associated with what I
    • centre, a focal point where many and various cultural streams
    • extremely difficult — in fact it was impossible —
    • often mentioned that there would be no difficulty in
    • Perhaps I have made it difficult for many of
    • wrote in later years. People found the greatest difficulty in
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture VII: Incidental Reflections on the Occasion of the New Edition of 'Goethes Weltanschauung'
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    • wish to cultivate may be associated with the building which
    • cultivation of the spiritual orientation that I envisage to
    • reasons for this choice, reasons which I find difficult to
    • but clairvoyance is difficult to achieve and the majority
    • and their clairvoyant faculty. Indeed, where this dichotomy
    • the cultural life of the time. It is of course easy for me to
    • difficult problems in this domain which face us now and in
    • of German culture at the end of the eighteenth and at the
    • They find themselves driven towards the cultural life which
    • past. Then came the invasion of Catholic culture by
    • cultural stream to which Goethe belonged and which produced a
    • the latter are a few who are receptive to modern culture, but
    • however, with another aspect of our culture, that aspect
    • ‘Goetheanum’ in these most difficult times.
    • fundamentally the erudition in all the faculties of our
    • cultivated everywhere and when cultivated contain the germ of
    • their cultural sleep ask nothing more. We must seek
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    • we have to consider are so difficult to convey owing to the
    • Consequently it is particularly difficult, after the birth of
  • Title: Symptom 2 Reality: Lecture IX: The Relation Between the Deeper European Impulses and Those of the Present Day
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    • in relation to external culture, Goethe and the whole of Goetheanism
    • form of sacramentalism and cultus. This form of the Christ
    • proto-European culture, a Celtic culture, within which the
    • other cultures developed — the Teutonic, the Romanic
    • operative here; it can only be cultivated if it is not
    • influence and helped to shape him as a man of culture. It is
    • cultural ferment for the whole world. Small i.vonder then
    • culture of the Consciousness Soul and the culture of the
    • consummation of papal absolutism, life was made difficult for
    • them (and is still made difficult for them today); meanwhile
    • sentence to be possible? A cultured German, a man who is
  • Title: Fundamental Social: Lecture 3: The Metamorphosis of Intelligence
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    • symptoms and from the inner occult standpoint, the nature of
    • Russian head-culture appears predominantly as a culture of
    • the East-European culture.
    • describes the whole of the mid-European culture — is
    • you are already guessing what is left for them) their culture
    • is paramountly an abdominal, a muscular culture. That is
    • man as such. All that proceeds from the culture of the
    • there that we find the origin of muscular culture in the
    • Protestantism the mid-European culture is utterly
    • expression in the receiving of every kind of cultural
    • seeing here or there this or that occult society — or
    • society that calls itself occult — will not
    • considered as occult or similar movements. How do they reckon
    • dear friends, it is made more difficult, because owing to the
    • cultivated so much in other quarters.
    • Anthroposophical Movement is being cultivated here.
    • time have left undone and what a certain occult movement too
    • are not difficult, they need only be rightly attacked by
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    • Occult Science.
    • faculty to learn, but to this end you must return to the age
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science
    • such thing as an ‘Occult Science,’ for a Science
    • of ‘Occult Science.’ ” — That, of
    • of course by mental work. So it is when we speak of Occult
    • There is such a thing as a published “Occult
    • be called intimate or occult. It is simply an absurd way of
    • what has frequently been cultivated by secret societies and
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    • difficult a language that very few people can read it.
    • indeed be difficult to lead away from the perception of the
    • the achievements of Greek culture; but we do not always
    • blessings of Greek culture. Let us face the fact fully and
  • Title: Aspects/Evolution: Publisher's Note
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    • An Outline Occult Science,
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    • earlier age. At the time of the ancient Indian cultural epoch
    • cultures. In the Persian culture the teaching of Ormuzd and
    • epoch arose the cult of the stars. In the Greek
    • length passages from Occult Science and other books he
    • manipulated by individuals who possessed occult powers
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    • that the way out of our difficulties — and the only
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    • of festivals in the usual sense. In these difficult times it
    • cultural epoch, which we can do with the help of concepts
    • within the cultures that were then in existence, man's soul
    • remotely the same way in the first postAtlantean cultural
    • threw its light over the whole culture. Young people were
    • cultural epoch a veneration, a worship of old age of which
    • then 54 and so on. When the first post-Atlantean cultural
    • ancient Indian cultural epoch.
    • ancient Persian cultural epoch followed the one we designate
    • Graeco-Latin culture by virtue of mankind's evolution in
    • it. That is why so much of Greek culture reveals
    • in different branches of cultural and public life. I have
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    • development of the physical body, in that ancient cultural
    • visualized as a movement of a cultural-political nature.
    • to the conclusion that my inductive approach to cultural and
    • suggesting anything out of the way or difficult; rather, it
    • present materialistic way of life creates huge difficulties
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    • further the particular spiritual and cultural impulses at
    • further only if he cultivates impulses received directly from
    • Indian culture. There was at that time a complete absence of
    • ancient Indian culture developed the way it did through the
    • there arose in Greece a culture specifically related to the
    • understanding. When a culture develops, it must of necessity
    • cultures developed which reflected the earth's spiritual
    • the faculty of imagination. This atavistic ability had
    • Egyptian-Chaldean cultural epoch, in the course of normal
    • main form of worship in the third epoch was a star cult.
    • Earlier, in Persia there had been no star cults; the
    • pictorial aspect became fainter. A proper star cult developed
    • is something difficult to understand when one's own thoughts
    • It is extraordinarily difficult to ascertain what kind of person
    • first post-Atlantean cultural epoch the patriarchs when they
    • When the faculty of genius appears today it is still to some
    • men of genius appearing during the fifth cultural epoch will
    • that as a natural gift the faculty of genius will disappear.
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    • history in my books, for example in Occult Science, will know
    • Occult Science,
    • came to be written. There it is said that the fifth cultural
    • Occult Science.
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    • manifests itself to the faculty of super-sensible perception
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood.”
    • Occult Science,
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood.”
    • greater extent. I emphasize that these things are difficult
    • “The Occult Significance of Blood,”
    • to live in occult research. Admittedly this theory of a
    • of occultism. The truths grasped in the youth of a people
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    • gather material that will help us understand the difficult
    • society would be an impossibility. It is not difficult to see
    • a farmer who says: I shall certainly cultivate my fields, but
    • most painful aspect of witnessing these difficult times.
    • Every moment seems wasted unless devoted to the difficulties;
    • has cultivated for so long. We are living in such chaotic
    • aspects of cultural life, to find true concepts,
    • way the present difficult times demand. What one should
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    • Human Development, the Difficulty with Self Knowledge
    • difficult to attain. There is no simple straightforward path
    • causes the greatest difficulty. One often feels as if
    • philosophical approach is the difficulty one has in getting
    • all other so-called advantages of culture. This incident was
    • culture, all education and learning, all the respect and
    • woman. This someone is a man from a background of culture and
    • learning who nevertheless posed the question whether culture
    • materialistic sense, a certain difficulty arises when the
    • difficult to understand the soul characteristics of the
    • Occult Science,
    • where the difficulty lies. There are others, of course, but
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    • is so characteristic of today's culture. Our culture, our
    • faculties of imagination, inspiration and intuition. This
    • from the spiritual realm accessible to the human faculty of
    • difficult to understand that in spiritual research the law
    • with many interests and is full of energy, then his faculties
    • the real truth is that it was brought about by occult powers
    • to the exact moment when these occult powers intervened, the
    • rather appeared to be. The occult powers who caused the war
    • themselves manipulated by occult powers, powers which
    • occult insight into Britain's political future and the future
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    • The difficulty arises because people want ready-made
    • to be, it is worth remarking that in the cultural life of the
    • light of this general view. Today it is still difficult to
    • presented creates great difficulty for the mobile human soul
    • Occult Science.
    • which causes difficulty for many because they prefer what is
    • difficult to become altogether clear about the contrast
    • encompasses a whole complex of cultural attitudes. In the
    • praise of the intrinsic value of German culture.
    • his experience of German cultural life. Yet like hundreds of
    • four centuries of crimes against culture; that is what
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    • Occult Truths in Old Myths and Sagas.
    • which must remain occult.
    • period which was still connected with the ancient spiritual culture.
    • occult way and inspire the intellect in its external form.
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    • Evil. This occult connection with the Moon-period also explains
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    • races. When the Roman culture began to flow off, our fifth sub-race
    • the desert of Gobi. Cultural influences went out from there to India,
    • impulse in the Moorish culture which penetrated into Spain, and
    • inhabitants underwent the influence of the stream of culture
    • century. This new culture penetrated into these regions like a
    • in darkness, who are cut away from education and culture, has never
    • deep, occult fact that life is strangely connected with knowledge,
    • occult truths. First of all to compassion. Parsifal at first passes
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    • no difficulty in recognising that each type of consciousness
    • faculties, the structure of the head is seen to be derived
    • would not be at all difficult even to a quite low grade of
    • the last earth-life. The interpretation is the difficulty.
    • and West is so difficult. In the East it is no theory that a
    • described. (There are certain difficulties, discussed in the book
    • “Occult Science”
    • It was at this point that it became so intensely difficult
    • inexplicable save through occult science. It is not merely a
    • symptom easily to be explained by occultism. Equally mingled
    • really deep occult knowledge was hidden, but behaved
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    • contemporary culture. He divided present-day mankind into two
    • that is what is active in our culture, and this is the point
    • the cultivation of spiritual life than did the man of old,
    • who with his “natural” culture, stood so much
    • culture and reflects on the inner nature of present
    • spiritual culture of humanity, we are bound to conclude that
    • thought what is not yet clear to me so far as its occult
    • basis is concerned: it may well be that future occult
    • all things it is most difficult to express the Spirit in
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    • in the course of the fourth Post-Atlantean period the faculty
    • difficult to describe this sentient-soul consciousness,
    • the West is that occult capacities are reckoned with, and
    • cultivate especially the powers of perception belonging to
    • intensive cultivation — ostensibly instinctive but in
    • near future, produce people who will cultivate a survey of
    • magnificent understanding of all aspects of human culture was
    • Sophie did to encourage the Goethe-cult was immeasurably
    • culture, but some outlooks are always inclined to stop short
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    • Freemasonry, but over the whole range of modern culture. We
    • see how modern culture — notably in the spreading of
    • soul, is, as I have said, difficult to-day, because, even in
    • reason for alchemy, as it was cultivated in the first
    • ideas, pagan culture and pagan experiences, they understood
    • agriculture. The fact that a third of the soil of Europe
    • understand; they are so very difficult! If only there were
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    • and in their culture — are the several periods in
    • difficult to understand and is so erroneously expounded,
    • great difficulties for many commentators of the Gospels,
    • view of the universe; but it seems very difficult at the
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    • is extremely difficult to understand; and the effort ends
    • whole marvellous culture of Greece, whose civilisation was
    • that the secular culture which ran parallel with the Mystery
    • culture to come to an understanding of the Mystery of
    • Christianity had made itself at home in this secular culture