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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • which indeed everything is derived with which we have to deal at such
    • secret circles, right into the nineteenth century. They have even been
    • events. The primeval heathen or pagan wisdom in its totality was not
    • weighty fact, through an event which took place far over in Asia at
    • the Event of Golgotha an incarnation of the super-sensible Christ Being
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium. It is revealed to the
    • has been achieved, was the origin of the widely extended ancient
    • There was still an after-effect, even in Grecian times, of the
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • trend of modern theology. Of the super-sensible element of the Event of
    • gradually into the soul. On the other hand, however, another impulse,
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • cosmos in the Egyptian age, let us say, and even in the time of
    • earth is robbed of spirit, robbed of soul, even of life. It is a great
    • undoubtedly just the one to value the achievements of a
    • What this means is only revealed to one who is able to grasp man in
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • theories, we even endeavour to create a kind of astronomy for the
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    • and so on. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to speak about
    • which indeed everything is derived with which we have to deal at such
    • secret circles, right into the nineteenth century. They have even been
    • events. The primeval heathen or pagan wisdom in its totality was not
    • weighty fact, through an event which took place far over in Asia at
    • the Event of Golgotha an incarnation of the super-sensible Christ Being
    • extraordinarily difficult to follow up, even with the science of
    • beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium. It is revealed to the
    • has been achieved, was the origin of the widely extended ancient
    • There was still an after-effect, even in Grecian times, of the
    • even in the culture of Greece.
    • trend of modern theology. Of the super-sensible element of the Event of
    • gradually into the soul. On the other hand, however, another impulse,
    • Luciferic preponderated in certain currents of cultural development of
    • cosmos in the Egyptian age, let us say, and even in the time of
    • earth is robbed of spirit, robbed of soul, even of life. It is a great
    • undoubtedly just the one to value the achievements of a
    • What this means is only revealed to one who is able to grasp man in
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • theories, we even endeavour to create a kind of astronomy for the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • development. I alluded to how, in very ancient times, speech was
    • constituted the actual transition from everything belonging to Greece
    • lived in the people of Greece developed within mankind more or less
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • alphabet, did not express what was related to external events,
    • to external objects, and forgotten was all that can be revealed to Man
    • forgotten; the sentence through which the divine revealed its own
    • could perhaps say that every true poem, the humblest as well as the
    • times when cosmic being still revealed itself in the inner organism of
    • never recognized at all by ordinary consciousness; it recognizes only
    • subconscious. But as the child develops, forces press upwards within
    • the periphery, the palate, the tongue, the lips and everything that
    • can be seen. However at a distance all the trees resolve into a single
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • the universe. Everywhere it is necessary to go back to what, as
    • everything out of which Man builds himself up as a phenomenon, as pure
    • the heavens revealed through their fixed stars and through the planets
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • development. I alluded to how, in very ancient times, speech was
    • constituted the actual transition from everything belonging to Greece
    • lived in the people of Greece developed within mankind more or less
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • alphabet, did not express what was related to external events,
    • to external objects, and forgotten was all that can be revealed to Man
    • forgotten; the sentence through which the divine revealed its own
    • could perhaps say that every true poem, the humblest as well as the
    • times when cosmic being still revealed itself in the inner organism of
    • never recognized at all by ordinary consciousness; it recognizes only
    • subconscious. But as the child develops, forces press upwards within
    • the periphery, the palate, the tongue, the lips and everything that
    • can be seen. However at a distance all the trees resolve into a single
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • the universe. Everywhere it is necessary to go back to what, as
    • everything out of which Man builds himself up as a phenomenon, as pure
    • the heavens revealed through their fixed stars and through the planets
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • keeping with the methods of natural science. However, it must
    • science can accept the premises of spiritual science. However, as long
    • adhered to at all costs.” Well, monism can't keep even chemists from
    • These methods, however, cannot be applied in laboratories or
    • and who we are. We would lose everything that makes us human. Our
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • to the body, it will never be possible to say that memory is bound to
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • How do memory and the power of recall actually confront us? Events
    • long past enter our soul as images. Although the events themselves may
    • are pale. However, they are closely connected with the integrity of
    • This evening I have only a short hour to speak, so I'll just be able
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • What I've just explained cannot be achieved all at once. Most people,
    • even those who are not distracted by the demands of daily life, have
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • the steps we must now take in mankind's development if further
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • keeping with the methods of natural science. However, it must
    • science can accept the premises of spiritual science. However, as long
    • adhered to at all costs.” Well, monism can't keep even chemists from
    • These methods, however, cannot be applied in laboratories or
    • and who we are. We would lose everything that makes us human. Our
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • to the body, it will never be possible to say that memory is bound to
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • How do memory and the power of recall actually confront us? Events
    • long past enter our soul as images. Although the events themselves may
    • are pale. However, they are closely connected with the integrity of
    • This evening I have only a short hour to speak, so I'll just be able
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • What I've just explained cannot be achieved all at once. Most people,
    • even those who are not distracted by the demands of daily life, have
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy as a Substance of Life and Feeling
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    • standpoints (although it is not the only one, it is nevertheless the
    • Indeed, the events which take place during the long span of life
    • the events which take place between birth and death; yet we are only
    • experience. We may say, however, that whenever and at whatever point
    • night, she has always been the sunshine of my life. Every one of her
    • Now I am longing to be back again, I feel how I miss everything and my
    • this soul, these thoughts may be perceived by the departed soul, even
    • still further, the seer would discover that even when both souls have
    • because they have no language in common. Clairvoyance reveals the
    • events. Indeed, the danger threatening humanity upon the earth is that
    • of making revelations concerning the super-sensible worlds.
    • connected with the necessity of revealing spiritual truths. But there
    • every day at 8 a.m. One day you discover that on that particular
    • If we could observe everything that is so closely connected with these
    • possible events, not only the world of physical happenings.
    • full of contents are, events which take place in the super-sensible
    • life.“ This feeling will develop with the aid of anthroposophical
    • thoughts. We shall be able to feel that every point containing
    • within it. Behind every flower, every breath of air, little stone and
    • develop this feeling, so that reverence and devotion for what lies
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    • standpoints (although it is not the only one, it is nevertheless the
    • Indeed, the events which take place during the long span of life
    • the events which take place between birth and death; yet we are only
    • experience. We may say, however, that whenever and at whatever point
    • night, she has always been the sunshine of my life. Every one of her
    • Now I am longing to be back again, I feel how I miss everything and my
    • this soul, these thoughts may be perceived by the departed soul, even
    • still further, the seer would discover that even when both souls have
    • because they have no language in common. Clairvoyance reveals the
    • events. Indeed, the danger threatening humanity upon the earth is that
    • of making revelations concerning the super-sensible worlds.
    • connected with the necessity of revealing spiritual truths. But there
    • every day at 8 a.m. One day you discover that on that particular
    • If we could observe everything that is so closely connected with these
    • possible events, not only the world of physical happenings.
    • full of contents are, events which take place in the super-sensible
    • life.“ This feeling will develop with the aid of anthroposophical
    • thoughts. We shall be able to feel that every point containing
    • within it. Behind every flower, every breath of air, little stone and
    • develop this feeling, so that reverence and devotion for what lies
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  • Title: Note: Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul
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    • rewarded in the stupendous revelation opened out, to him at the close.
    • spiritual development in itself. It was the first course given to the
  • 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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    • of a new name may nevertheless remind us of the earnestness and
    • what it was even a comparatively short time ago, but it is just that
    • spiritual life. However great and powerful and mighty much in the
    • philosophers and artists in every domain. For if we wish rightly to
    • into spiritual development, gradually absorbing the Greek and uniting
    • life, and even takes the form of a certain religious opposition in the
    • everywhere Greek ideas and conceptions, especially about nature,
    • influence, but this does not go back beyond the Greek age. In every
    • every soul down to the simplest, a spiritual life is spread abroad and
    • contents; and it should never be forgotten that such a thoughtful
    • said that it was the most profoundly philosophical poem that had ever
    • East which ever proclaim Eastern thoughts and feelings from this or
    • earliest Vedas and which developed further in the later Vedantic
    • expression or imprint of this self of his; that man can develop, and
    • that his development will draw up the depths of the actual self more
    • and to which he must develop himself. When man some day attains to
    • spiritual Self of the World. Spiritually one breathes it in with every
    • It is a pluralistic philosophy. The several souls mentioned
    • individual soul carrying on its development in the world enclosed
    • primeval spiritual flow, which, growing ever denser and denser,
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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    • must develop in the course of time. Their admiration is aroused for
    • Hence the older form of theosophical development (to which we have now
    • call Spirit-Man. Even when man, as a being, has risen to the stage of
    • everyday life today we have to distinguish between that which is our
    • terminology, we call Spirit-Man. That, however, which will some day
    • eventually evolve is always there, in the great universe. The
    • developed. To the man of today this highest form has not come into
    • also tells us that man will only develop Budhi in normal life at a
    • Here we must admit that perhaps a little unevenness arises as regards
    • particular province of that world. Now even our ordinary language
    • undividedness whenever we make use of any one sense-impression. We may
    • as opposed to the several senses which we direct to the different
    • into substance develops, as a later production of form, out of
    • inverted path. If we look at the development of our knowledge, we must
    • form in the pineal gland, did it, develop — that is to say,
    • existence of the external world and develops a thirst for this
    • basis of this whole evolution there is to be found, in every plant a
    • development starting from above and going downwards, which comes from
    • forms and principles already reveal themselves as Manas in his present
    • development; the separate organs of sense reveal themselves
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture III: The union of the three streams in the Christ Impulse, the Teaching of Krishna.
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    • level spiritually than Sankhya philosophy we may say that even in our
    • effects of Sankhya philosophy. This will, however, only be felt by one
    • world phenomena; it would be like losing everything of value to one's
    • Then again let us take the case of a soul seeking development in a
    • came into existence? I want to find out everything in my own self; I
    • will advance myself by developing my own powers.” Such a person
    • everywhere in contact with the world-phenomena, he may perhaps say:
    • background of such great revelations, such great world-philosophies as
    • soul-development consists in the so-called “justification by
    • we look at things in this way do we see the might of such revelations
    • Now these two revelations to humanity, the Bhagavad Gita and the
    • and this external difference acts upon the soul in every part of these
    • great and powerful; because from every verse it radiates forth to us
    • the great nobility of the human soul; because in everything spoken
    • which lifts us above everyday human experiences, above all passions,
    • above everything emotional which may disturb the soul. We are
    • if we allow even one part of the Gita to work upon us; and by reading
    • different. The sublimity of the poetical language is lacking, even the
    • not, because in every sentence one hears a Pauline note. We cannot in
    • about a man — as everyone will admit — by hearing that he is
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  • 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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    • they are even choleric, sometimes stormy. If we allow the manner in
    • perfection of expression, revealed poetically and yet so
    • nevertheless true that that which relates to Christianity in the
    • Epistles of St. Paul is the keynote for its development, just as the
    • Epistles. Everything in them refers to Christianity, as everything in
    • makes a comparison of these two spiritual revelations extremely
    • the plant with its beautiful, fully-developed blossom, I see that it
    • fully-developed plant and a quite undeveloped seed; and thus it is if
    • possibility of developing itself. Development of an individual
    • outside, he had to look for it coming to him as a revelation from
    • brilliant, the more impulsive was the revelation from without. We may
    • revelation came to mankind like sunshine falling upon an object from
    • the evolution of mankind? As regards the revelation of the spirit, it
    • eighth or seventh century before the Mystery of Golgotha, all human
    • spiritual revelations, still belongs to the Sattva condition —
    • a deadening, as it were, of external revelation. How was mankind
    • into another condition. He had so to say his everyday condition, in
    • business. It would never have occurred to him to make use of these
    • an everyday body, and within that everyday body his finer spiritual
    • everyday body he did his everyday work, and with his Sunday body
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture V: The spiritual nature of Maya. Krishna - the Light-Halo of Christ. The Risen One.
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    • even in our day. The scientific teaching of
    • for instance, although everyone can procure it in printed form, is really a
    • great and mighty revelations about the evolution of man's own inner
    • found the way back to the original revelations and experiences of
    • This is not the ease with the revelation given to the world through
    • passage which may certainly be compared in greatness, even in artistic
    • find quite a different tone, we find everything spoken from quite a
    • himself could not understand at all. Thus revelations from the
    • gifts everything he is able to reveal by their means is under all
    • circumstances a revelation from the spiritual world, yet it may,
    • nevertheless, be the case that one man may say this and another that,
    • revelations do not correspond. Complete harmony can only be found when
    • different way-with the revelations of the Gita. He says (1 Cor. xii.
    • in all these forces. But to every man is given the manifestation of
    • Corinthians, “are the Body of Christ, and are severally the
    • administration of the community, and a seventh He set aside to speak
    • in one individual as the life-force in every one of his limbs, and yet
    • powerful words: “Nevertheless I will show you,” says he,
    • reveal all secrets and communicate all the knowledge in the world, and
    • not love, it would all be nothing. And if I distributed every
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  • Title: Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • denial — themselves show traces of its influence. There has never been
    • of the influence of this document; but it exists nevertheless in actual fact
    • view, however justifiable it may be in individual cases, is, in a certain
    • the few; and it may well be that an ever increasing stream of conviction may
    • inspiration and infused it with wisdom. This was a feeling of reverent
    • seven days including the creation of man, and that then there is a further
    • or in some such way; at all events the difference is apparent. Upon noticing
    • contradicts what the Bible relates. The Bible story of the development of the
    • troubled about this, and simply persisted in the attitude: ‘I believe
    • four centuries ago by the mighty achievements of scientific research;
    • Anthroposophy seeks to form a connecting link with what was achieved by such
    • To-day we build upon the foundations of what was achieved by such
    • the ancient Greek scholar, whose achievements
    • far-reaching Authority. Wherever men were taught about nature the books of
    • contradiction, but even if Nature does show it to me I still believe
    • has to achieve for modern humanity — it has to convince man that
    • imperfect continually develops and evolves, and this evolution is carefully
    • position to transform their souls in this way. It requires a highly developed
    • can be undertaken and information as to the events and beings there obtained.
    • the spiritual world and develops what in comparison to objective cognition is
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    • denial — themselves show traces of its influence. There has never been
    • of the influence of this document; but it exists nevertheless in actual fact
    • view, however justifiable it may be in individual cases, is, in a certain
    • the few; and it may well be that an ever increasing stream of conviction may
    • inspiration and infused it with wisdom. This was a feeling of reverent
    • seven days including the creation of man, and that then there is a further
    • or in some such way; at all events the difference is apparent. Upon noticing
    • contradicts what the Bible relates. The Bible story of the development of the
    • troubled about this, and simply persisted in the attitude: ‘I believe
    • four centuries ago by the mighty achievements of scientific research;
    • Anthroposophy seeks to form a connecting link with what was achieved by such
    • To-day we build upon the foundations of what was achieved by such
    • the ancient Greek scholar, whose achievements
    • far-reaching Authority. Wherever men were taught about nature the books of
    • contradiction, but even if Nature does show it to me I still believe
    • has to achieve for modern humanity — it has to convince man that
    • imperfect continually develops and evolves, and this evolution is carefully
    • position to transform their souls in this way. It requires a highly developed
    • can be undertaken and information as to the events and beings there obtained.
    • the spiritual world and develops what in comparison to objective cognition is
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • development of subjects we are studying at the present time. We have
    • the being is taken into consideration. No account whatever is taken of
    • delicately organized. As soon, however, as we begin to speak of the
    • the skin from what is outside it. Even this, however, is only
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • demarcated from the environment. Whatever is fluid in any area of
    • This is even more emphatically the case when we come to consider the
    • atmosphere and then withdraws again into the atmosphere. Whenever we
    • process takes place whenever we breathe out. Our aeriform organism
    • undergoes a certain change with every indrawn breath; it is not
    • achieved through the fact that the will works primarily in the
    • concrete reality. Nevertheless it can be envisaged as something that
    • penetrates into it (the fluid organism) from every direction the Tone
    • and is related to the air even more intimately than tone, also
    • thinking takes no account at all. But everything in us
    • the air, into the fluid organism. Thus everything in the human
    • organism works upon everything else. But we get nowhere if we have
    • man and of how everything that is around us participates in our
    • outside, the four elements are nevertheless within the human organism:
    • activity and perception. Nevertheless at a certain lower level,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • to the warmth-organism itself, everything is to be conceived as
    • of the fluid body, of everything that is fluid in the human organism;
    • in everything aeriform, the astral body is paramountly active, and in
    • We also studied consciousness at its different levels. As I said
    • are therefore led to the body. And we are led to the body even more
    • everything will eventually become a kind of slag-heap in the universe.
    • soul. But if the assertions of natural science are true, everything
    • or whatever it may be. He may also feel enthusiasm for examples of the
    • counsel with yourself, however, you will find it quite possible to
    • pervades the whole human organism, pervades every part of it. The
    • yet the developed plant. Nevertheless man has a source of light within
    • hidden. Within the fluid organism — because everything in the
    • deepest levels of subconsciousness is actually the primal source of
    • tone and, in a certain sense, even the source of light. This is
    • but they operate within him nevertheless. They become free when he
    • ideals and what works as life-giving force in the physical world, even
    • case of theoretical ideas everything is different, no matter how
    • that matter is conserved forever. Matter dies to the point of nullity,
    • modern thought has every reason to do so, because otherwise it would
    • the world's development only if we grasp how out of this ‘illusory’
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
    • we Man in the truest sense. Consider too, how everything that
    • fundamentally speaking, everything we accomplish between birth and
    • it ever so, that things can simply be thought of intellectually side
    • by side with one another; the truth is that whatever is an active
    • But even when we are entirely engrossed in contemplation, when the
    • what thus takes place. In everything that is of the nature of will,
    • the element of thought is contained; and in everything that is of the
    • all, but are wholly engrossed in thought. You must realize, however,
    • every case that they are linked with something in our environment,
    • are given over to the concatenations of things and events in the
    • judgments, draw conclusions and the like. Thereby, however, our
    • everything that can stream into man from the spiritual world has its
    • freedom dawns when we enable the will to become an ever
    • an invariably controversial expression — How do we achieve
    • greater perfection in our actions? We achieve this by developing in
    • into the realm of the will; we develop freedom in our thinking by
    • could never penetrate fully into the realm of the thoughts and
    • case today, we make sincere endeavors to develop unbiased thinking, it
    • unfolds whenever we raise an arm or turn the head, unless we take
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  • Title: Bridge Between: Contents of this Lecture Series
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    • burning gas but the reflection of a spiritual reality revealed in the
    • physical. — The moral power developed by man rays out and is
    • III. The Path to Freedom and Love and Their Significance in World-Events
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    • to the events surrounding World War I. Steiner sees a parallel between
    • prevented the war?” This question seems to contradict
    • England, could have prevented the war, Steiner simply deals with
    • that even from this vantage point Steiner was correct in maintaining
    • Regarding the possibility of preventing the war, a glance at the major
    • Western powers involved in the controversy, and at Germany, reveals
    • Russia, did nothing to prevent the war because she did not attempt to
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • who had legitimate authority to make decisions. Eventually, the
    • these three powers could have prevented the war but that, as Rudolf
    • it was not generated from a goal, but exploded and then developed its
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • Secondly, it must also become apparent how this human body, in every
    • facial expression and in every gesture reflects a magnificent degree
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • the spirit reveals to us in a certain way that the next task regarding
    • you!” Rather, everything that man has to strive for as a result of the
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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    • to the events surrounding World War I. Steiner sees a parallel between
    • prevented the war?” This question seems to contradict
    • England, could have prevented the war, Steiner simply deals with
    • that even from this vantage point Steiner was correct in maintaining
    • Regarding the possibility of preventing the war, a glance at the major
    • Western powers involved in the controversy, and at Germany, reveals
    • Russia, did nothing to prevent the war because she did not attempt to
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • who had legitimate authority to make decisions. Eventually, the
    • these three powers could have prevented the war but that, as Rudolf
    • it was not generated from a goal, but exploded and then developed its
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • Secondly, it must also become apparent how this human body, in every
    • facial expression and in every gesture reflects a magnificent degree
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • the spirit reveals to us in a certain way that the next task regarding
    • you!” Rather, everything that man has to strive for as a result of the
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace
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    • confront the soul of modern man, even though he may believe he has
    • words ‘Sin’ and ‘Grace’. Everyone knows that
    • reflection can lead to no good, because it prevents such people from
    • The tenets of these religions seldom contain anything even remotely
    • future. Thus we regard the Coming of Christ as the event of supreme
    • Why must the Christ Event be given this place at the very centre of
    • It must not, however, be forgotten that this descent into the
    • being to develop; the astral body had developed earlier, the etheric
    • first stage of the development of the astral body preceded that of the
    • ego-development, he must have passed through a stage where he
    • and to the whole process of his development before he actually
    • of the development of the ego. This is of great significance, for if
    • body only. Everyone who thinks rationally recognizes something about
    • the animals. Whatever fury may be exhibited by a lion, for example, we
    • evil, he can sin, he can commit immoral deeds. We shall never speak of
    • is significant because even if we give no thought to it, we are
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body, his nature was never the
    • same as that of the animals as we know them today. Man was never an
    • would or would not follow Lucifer; nevertheless he could be drawn into
    • to which man yielded before the period of ego-development but which has
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  • Title: Lecture: The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace
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    • confront the soul of modern man, even though he may believe he has
    • words ‘Sin’ and ‘Grace’. Everyone knows that
    • reflection can lead to no good, because it prevents such people from
    • The tenets of these religions seldom contain anything even remotely
    • future. Thus we regard the Coming of Christ as the event of supreme
    • Why must the Christ Event be given this place at the very centre of
    • It must not, however, be forgotten that this descent into the
    • being to develop; the astral body had developed earlier, the etheric
    • first stage of the development of the astral body preceded that of the
    • ego-development, he must have passed through a stage where he
    • and to the whole process of his development before he actually
    • of the development of the ego. This is of great significance, for if
    • body only. Everyone who thinks rationally recognizes something about
    • the animals. Whatever fury may be exhibited by a lion, for example, we
    • evil, he can sin, he can commit immoral deeds. We shall never speak of
    • is significant because even if we give no thought to it, we are
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body, his nature was never the
    • same as that of the animals as we know them today. Man was never an
    • would or would not follow Lucifer; nevertheless he could be drawn into
    • to which man yielded before the period of ego-development but which has
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  • Title: Lecture: Esoteric Studies: Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
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    • IT is necessary that we speak somewhat further this evening concerning
    • nevertheless. We shall start with the evolution of man. We know, of
    • appeared as souls at a stage of development dependent upon what they had
    • was formed and developed in each cultural epoch — but note well that
    • give, they are especially called in our time to develop what in our
    • preeminently developed; during the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian epoch,
    • development in connection with individual souls passing through these
    • cultural epochs, in one or, in most cases, in several incarnations.
    • post-Atlantean epoch, that member will be especially developed which
    • has been designated Manas; and in the last, the seventh post-Atlantean
    • development through our environment, through the normal conditions of
    • But now we know that this entire development of the human being, this
    • earth humanity we bring to development especially this fourth member,
    • question: Then how does it happen that man had already developed the
    • development of the same body should take place during the ancient
    • which man has developed. So that naturally man's etheric body is at a
    • particularly high development. So we can say that up to the fourth
    • of developing itself, of building upon itself.
    • come, if we say that man will develop the Spirit-Self, or Manas, in
    • matter of fact, man could not in this future develop the Spirit-Self
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    • IT is necessary that we speak somewhat further this evening concerning
    • nevertheless. We shall start with the evolution of man. We know, of
    • appeared as souls at a stage of development dependent upon what they had
    • was formed and developed in each cultural epoch — but note well that
    • give, they are especially called in our time to develop what in our
    • preeminently developed; during the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian epoch,
    • development in connection with individual souls passing through these
    • cultural epochs, in one or, in most cases, in several incarnations.
    • post-Atlantean epoch, that member will be especially developed which
    • has been designated Manas; and in the last, the seventh post-Atlantean
    • development through our environment, through the normal conditions of
    • But now we know that this entire development of the human being, this
    • earth humanity we bring to development especially this fourth member,
    • question: Then how does it happen that man had already developed the
    • development of the same body should take place during the ancient
    • which man has developed. So that naturally man's etheric body is at a
    • particularly high development. So we can say that up to the fourth
    • of developing itself, of building upon itself.
    • come, if we say that man will develop the Spirit-Self, or Manas, in
    • matter of fact, man could not in this future develop the Spirit-Self
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  • Title: Lecture: Conscience and Wonder as Indications of Spiritual Vision in the Past and in the Future
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    • It must be emphasised again and again however in regard to this point
    • that everyone who hears of the facts and relationships which can be
    • the logic inherent in every ordinary human being, if only his
    • never be able to grasp them, if he knew nothing of the existence of a
    • longer be anything unusual, even in the interior of Africa). —
    • anything in front of it by which it is drawn. Nevertheless I see that
    • Let us keep this truth of everyday life clearly before our minds and
    • which he has never seen before, but which nevertheless he accepts
    • without being amazed. There are innumerable events of this kind. And
    • what sort of events are they?
    • all. And we experience even more extraordinary things in dreams at
    • things, even when he thinks, — something stirs within him which we
    • these events may mean in the outer world. We may have done something,
    • for instance, which is very profitable for us, and nevertheless our
    • conscience may condemn it. When conscience is aroused, everyone feels
    • Everyone can confirm for himself out of his own experience that he
    • things pass by unnoticed; nevertheless they throw light deep into the
    • times of Greek development. It is to be found in the history of
    • Far more worthy of wonder, however, than astonishment at motor-cars
    • every morning. Those who are accustomed to this in their ordinary
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    • It must be emphasised again and again however in regard to this point
    • that everyone who hears of the facts and relationships which can be
    • the logic inherent in every ordinary human being, if only his
    • never be able to grasp them, if he knew nothing of the existence of a
    • longer be anything unusual, even in the interior of Africa). —
    • anything in front of it by which it is drawn. Nevertheless I see that
    • Let us keep this truth of everyday life clearly before our minds and
    • which he has never seen before, but which nevertheless he accepts
    • without being amazed. There are innumerable events of this kind. And
    • what sort of events are they?
    • all. And we experience even more extraordinary things in dreams at
    • things, even when he thinks, — something stirs within him which we
    • these events may mean in the outer world. We may have done something,
    • for instance, which is very profitable for us, and nevertheless our
    • conscience may condemn it. When conscience is aroused, everyone feels
    • Everyone can confirm for himself out of his own experience that he
    • things pass by unnoticed; nevertheless they throw light deep into the
    • times of Greek development. It is to be found in the history of
    • Far more worthy of wonder, however, than astonishment at motor-cars
    • every morning. Those who are accustomed to this in their ordinary
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  • Title: Lecture: Introductory Lecture. Winter Session, 1911-1912
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    • able to develop this dramatic work. We began, first of all, by having
    • develops, will be a very important impulse in anthroposophical life
    • into every branch and sphere of existence. The reason why it seems so
    • of Spiritual Science to achieve this by external subtlety or
    • cleverness, but that its very life can pour vigour into that of Art.
    • achieved ... we have, come, inevitably, to the conclusion that we must
    • space. That something is really achieved by building our own premises
    • world by an easy path. I believe that as the necessity for a deepening
    • tables — literature with which every sincere member desires to
    • souls of human beings are open, whenever we have been able to approach
    • the East and another into that of occultism in the West. Everything
    • understood without knowledge of these truths. Nobody — however
    • the whole structure of his thought if he is really to believe in the
    • greatness of her achievement consist in formulating the three
    • and every normal, thinking person will approve of the cultivation of
    • spite of everything that can be said against these works, they do,
    • nevertheless, contain countless truths, truths of which, until then,
    • Unveiled contains great Rosicrucian truths — even the
    • shortcomings of Rosicrucianism are included. Everything of real
    • importance in the book is Rosicrucian, I said: “even the
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  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • extraordinary facility and as he grew older gave every promise of
    • every way, but he was incapable of learning very much. This, however,
    • man, and they set out together on their travels. Very soon, however,
    • that he could well dispense with his company. The big man, however,
    • goods, even the tiniest articles, which the little man was intending
    • heaven; he was even able to pluck one of these flowers, hiding it in
    • his sleeve. Then he saw a great ship approaching, drawn and steered by
    • light, strong enough even to read by. During the day it looked like a
    • of development Now I shall be able to come to the earth for a time as
    • although as he grew older his radiance waned, it still revealed itself
    • Councillor warned him that he would probably never come out alive, and
    • that at any rate terrible things happened to everyone in the house.
    • down to begin his work. It was not long, however, before one of his
    • Nevertheless, he refused to give way to terror and held out valiantly.
    • he wanted to read, and so on, revealed themselves to him. This
    • extremely strict and because to begin with the rumor was believed, he
    • eat. Finally, however, one of his spirit-friends brought food to him.
    • his spirit-friends a friendship much greater even than it had been
    • resolved to marry her! She answered, however, that situated as she
    • that however close a search you may make in the literature accessible
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • out of his own thoughts — whatever they may be — ascribe any
    • event. It looks as though reason must simply let it go at that,
    • however, the attitude is very different, although this is not
    • depths in the life of soul, it may well be cleverer than the intellect
    • and the reasoning mind which have to develop independence in the
    • course of the Earth's mission, to develop in such a way that they are
    • makes us — as in this case — cleverer in our feelings than
    • to become as clever in his life of intellect and reason as he became
    • are by no means always clever; they can also be the very reverse!”
    • would, in fact, be cleverer than the intellect and the reason.
    • during Earth-evolution that the human being must develop intellect and
    • would not be able to bring himself to say of some event: “I can
    • them. In order that for the sake of our own development, we might be
    • upon labelling everything else as “chance.” These branches
    • Science and what develops from it will be able to act in accordance
    • the data of knowledge, the achievements, the experiences of the normal
    • consciousness, but it points, nevertheless, to the deeper backgrounds
    • of existence. Hence it is to be expected that whenever there is a
    • speak glibly of “chance.” For then, everything in their
    • will be difficult to realise that even in what is, apparently, quite
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • independently of everything men have hitherto known concerning the
    • to spiritual knowledge and to Initiation, great revelations have been
    • translated into every European language but it differs fundamentally
    • look back into the development of the peoples, we find in every case
    • that consciousness as it is at present, developed only by very gradual
    • however, makes it clear that the elements of “soul-life” as
    • they are in the animal would never have been able to give rise to the
    • the Earth's development when neither human beings nor animals were in
    • while the animals developed their various forms on the Earth, man
    • remained in the spiritual world above; his development began only when
    • actually a compilation, but nevertheless, it forms a complete whole,
    • there may be necessary, but nevertheless it is complete in itself. And
    • spiritual life? We are everywhere at home, for Spiritual Science is
    • into the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries, the Folk-Soul became
    • become more and more open to receive revelations from the spiritual
    • however, we must learn to understand why, and to what extent this will
    • this connection. There is, however, something else of importance to
    • that up to the seventh year the development of the physical body is of
    • catastrophe. The period of life between the seventh and the fourteenth
    • specifically with the development of the Mind Soul. Since the end of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Idea of Reincarnation and Its Introduction Into Western Culture
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    • WHEN we think of all the achievements of the spiritual life, all the
    • preserve everything that his soul has assimilated in ancient and more
    • vision into the spiritual worlds have never since been equalled, nor
    • will its heights be reattained until the Seventh Post-Atlantean epoch
    • the noblest fruits of that union; on the other hand, however, mankind
    • Oriental culture and Christianity (not Pagan or even ancient Hebrew
    • has knowledge of the great cosmic Laws revealed today by Spiritual
    • importance of their influence can be measured by their achievements in
    • him but to which every human being can attain. And so, in pointing to
    • like Paul; even in the Old Testament, a figure like Moses stands out
    • namely, the development of the Individuality within the single
    • development and human progress. Let us illustrate this by a particular
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • The great prophetic message of Elijah proclaimed that everything the
    • In other words: the phase of development has come when, in very truth,
    • as Socrates, Diogenes, and so forth. This, however, means nothing
    • whatever from the point of view of Art. But if we take the New
    • sects. Recent times, however, have had little understanding of the
    • paintings. When we look at them even more closely, still another
    • it is even possible to say that Raphael was “forgotten.” In
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of the Earth
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    • destination; nevertheless he is sure of arriving eventually because he
    • man. It must therefore never be forgotten that at the present stage of
    • shall eventually attain it, thereby reaching a further stage in
    • development. At that stage it will be legitimate to ask about the
    • “next” goal, and so on. Thus if it were ever suggested that Spiritual
    • preceding periods of Saturn-, Sun-, and Moon-evolution, by developing
    • never set eyes on a locomotive in motion; not so very long ago,
    • however, there were such persons — although nowadays they would,
    • unknown to them. They knew that things move forward, but whatever they
    • movement. Now they were looking at something on which they had never
    • perceived, in everything taking place in the world, something at once
    • clever as people who give no thought at all to what goes on around
    • fact that compassion exists in the world bears witness that even in
    • these are the three powers by means of which the human being, even
    • was ever stirred by anything like “conscience” or
    • passion. Everything in the Greek legend centres around this; the Iliad
    • evolutionary process as a whole, powers which could otherwise never
    • whatever to do. That is a point where the culture of our day abandons
    • and illogical but even towards the scandalous, when “love”
    • seven centuries before the inpouring of the Christ-Impulse into
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  • Title: Lecture: The Signature of Human Evolution The Advancing Individuality
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    • important of all events in Earth-evolution takes place — the
    • independant whole, even when it is not actually before our eyes, even
    • the reason why every Temple is dedicated to one particular God. And
    • to be everywhere steeped in the Divine could feel all the depth of
    • Temple, even of the Pyramids: they become intelligible only when we
    • the architecture of the Egyptian time, every line, every form,
    • congregation of believers. It is simply not complete without the human
    • receive the prayers of the believers — the “believers,”
    • the process of earthly existence. Wherever we look we can perceive how
    • upon all happenings, all development, and it seems grotesque when
    • rest upon any historical record whatever, but simply and solely upon a
    • matter where we look, we see that development follows the same course
    • as that revealed in Architecture. The Initiate who alone was capable
    • himself above the level of ordinary manhood: then and only then could
    • changed in the sense that it is possible now for every single soul to
    • lies in the middle of the seven consecutive periods. The Third epoch
    • Seventh epoch, before a stupendous catastrophe, the First epoch, that
    • course, in the same form, for the recapitulation will everywhere bear
    • for every process there must be preparation. There had been
    • eventually made its way into the West; evidences of such consciousness
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  • Title: Lecture: Consciousness, Memory, Karma
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    • development of mankind as a whole.
    • development proceeded through the Old Sun period and the Old Moon
    • Today, however, we will think of what man is as a creation of the
    • purpose of everything that has come to pass in the process of the
    • other than the senses, is obvious; for in this everyday, waking
    • everyday consciousness are formed, disintegrates and decays at death.
    • “dissolution” or “decay” of the human body. Whatever in man
    • say that the instrument of his everyday consciousness falls away from
    • consciousness. In considering his whole being, however, something must
    • time; after seven or eight years we have within us quite other
    • the time the physical body retains its form. If, however, the memory
    • able, at most, to remember back for six or seven years. The physical
    • body is not, however, the instrument of the memory; in earthly man the
    • thinking, of feeling and of will, is due to the ether-body; and even
    • definite character. Everything that is entrusted to the memory has
    • It is different with all that even during our lifetime became outward
    • memories. Truth to tell, every single step we take with our feet
    • the air, for one thing. Even in the physical sense, the whole of our
    • astral body. The astral body is the instrument for every action —
    • the outer world. Everyday consciousness is bound up with the physical
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    • instrument of remembrance. The astral body itself developed during the
    • forces of disturbance, even of destruction; they pass into the
    • of selfless thoughts and feelings, the more does a man develop
    • self-seeking thoughts and feelings, however, operate in him in such a
    • Everything that is “form” on the Earth derives from the
    • given to these Beings of the Higher Hierarchies because everything
    • that has form, shape, life — everything that takes on shape
    • the different human forms. Just as the various races have developed
    • the traits of the several races, so have the various groups of
    • means that in one and the same family (even now it is very frequently
    • even today, side by side with the inherited characteristics of race or
    • It is contrary to every principle of true Spiritual Science to say
    • will be made manifest. It would be sheer contradiction of every
    • causes everything to repeat itself just as spring, summer, autumn and
    • individual. (The point that has been developed today has been dealt
    • becomes more and more of an individual, develops his individuality. We
    • development of the individuality during Earth-evolution: consciousness
    • being and lead an independent existence, are nevertheless closely
    • teachers, but even in those days, leadership was gradually becoming an
    • development, that the forces once employed, cannot be repeated in the
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    • concentrated foci of energy from which sparks shoot out in every
    • antiquity in human history which, nevertheless, shed clearest light
    • arguments with factual details in every sphere. And then, when in the
    • world outside, all supports hitherto thought secure tottered for every
    • it was he who tried ever and again to formulate the thoughts of
    • light must somehow be brought into the chaos — even though it might
    • scornfully and with vicious measures of sabotage, rejected everything
    • moment and to rise up again in a new form. Its duty is to work even
    • which his spiritual vision was never willing to withdraw, Rudolf
    • Steiner created a science of knowledge embracing every domain of life
    • cosmic realities which imbue human life with meaning and even now
    • not be withheld — not even from a humanity living in shadow.
    • Providence, guide and leader of human existence, inaugurated, even
    • full development of the forces of the personality, whereby the
    • true form has nothing whatever to do with the charlatanry that has
    • usurped its name — a new impulse, in the form of the revelation
    • brought this deed ever and again before our eyes.
    • the side of the super-sensible, there broke the light which reveals the
    • of chronology, the opportunity of studying every such series of
    • degrading the level of the Theosophical Society, could not be
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    • developed in the course of our work in this field, we will place the
    • a path to the higher development of our humanity, of all that is human
    • for every thinking and feeling person, a life-aim that includes the
    • develops his inner feeling through rising above himself. Thereby we
    • look up to the great events of the history of the world and its
    • of reincarnation has become ever more familiar to us. When we reflect
    • developed into Asia, Europe, and Africa, did not encounter other
    • Then comes a fourth age, developing in the south of Europe, the age of
    • seventh periods.
    • In the seventh period, ancient India will appear in a new form. We
    • first culture later recrudesces in a new form in the seventh period.
    • question. It was felt that the leaders, the seven Holy Rishis who had
    • appear in the seventh period. The division in the first period was
    • effected by authority, but in the seventh period men will group
    • Whatever we may think of this today, men will see that the salvation
    • of humanity lies in division into objective groups, and they will even
    • developed more and more and is a special earmark of the old Egyptian
    • the spiritual world, even though today he cannot look up; he can then
    • would not have been equal to developing further. We would by now have
    • reveal themselves in the cultural streams. We have barely touched
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    • The Reflection of Cosmic Events
    • the seventh; how the Persian culture will repeat itself in the sixth;
    • seventh culture of the fifth epoch will find its conclusion. These are
    • itself in the seventh, the third in the fifth, etc., it is easy to let
    • believe that we can do this, and many books on theosophy actually
    • achieve a general view of the evolution of the earth as it presents
    • itself to the seer who can direct his spiritual gaze to the events of
    • system and even farther. It included a far-reaching nebular mass,
    • and also of the planets and even of the sun.
    • it looks to us like a single cloud; close-up, however, we see the
    • by a comparison. Take the seed of a wild rose, a fully developed seed.
    • small, and if he did not know how a rose seed looked he would never
    • imagine that a rose could grow from it. He would never derive this
    • later grows out of the seed. We would err if we believed that this
    • necessary in order that what rested there might develop into
    • earth, and the sun must send its warming rays, before it can develop
    • However, we will first consider the sun, moon, and earth because they
    • but were nevertheless present, as truly present as men and the other
    • etheric dust, but they are at various stages of development. There are
    • would have hindered their development like a lead weight. This shows
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    • showed something like a mirror-picture of the events that, in the
    • part in the great migration from west to east. In others, however, it
    • advanced were those who had already achieved a physical perceiving of
    • we see physical objects sharply contoured, became ever clearer. Their
    • east, there had been other wanderings, and whenever new stretches of
    • natural that only a handful of the most advanced could develop true
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • yet still believe that there are kings and emperors.
    • In this state, which was common to everyone, man perceived the
    • was true even while he was conscious during the day. We must try to
    • block. Everything was ensouled for him; air, earth, water, fire.
    • Everything revealed something to him. He could feel himself into the
    • felt everything with sympathy and antipathy because he saw its inner
    • Memories of these experiences remained everywhere. The parts of the
    • bumping against a table, strikes the table in revenge because (so say
    • originally saw everything as ensouled were not dreaming; they only
    • himself soulless, he places himself on the same level as the soulless
    • any other place, we find everywhere the same images that were
    • understand something of what gave the impulse to a form that developed
    • those who could develop their spiritual faculties learned to see more
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    • important event in the inner life, in the real spiritual life of man.
    • thinking, feeling and willing. This thought-picture had to become ever
    • at a later time. Everything in the lower kingdoms was regarded by the
    • Thus the pupil of the Atlantean mysteries saw everything in the world
    • everything had sprung from it, that what appeared in this picture as
    • Out of precisely this fundamental feeling developed the sacred
    • grasped as Brahman. This was a mighty event in the human soul. It was
    • and achieve real vision, than by rising into higher worlds.
    • Who were these seven great teachers of ancient India? As far as
    • universe there occurs something similar to an event in our trivial
    • everyday life. It is not only in school that pupils sometimes fail to
    • one should not believe that these beings inhabiting the various bodies
    • past it was not desired that the esoteric names should be revealed.
    • All these spirits of the other planets influence the earth. From every
    • planet influences descend upon man. To begin with, however, these
    • was provided by the seven Rishis being initiated in such a way that
    • there were seven planets there were seven Rishis, who collectively
    • formed a sevenfold lodge that could transmit to the pupils the secrets
    • beyond the seven, the reference is to those preserved by the holy Manu
    • of the seven Rishis. This choir of seven Rishis, in complete harmony
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    • clairvoyantly-perceived pictures, the relationships and events that
    • disregard the great cosmic events and direct our attention to what
    • behold these events externally, hence the description given here is
    • at present are solid or liquid. All metals, all minerals, everything,
    • condensation of the gases the light grew ever stronger, so that
    • believe that with the help of spectroanalysis he has found its inner
    • sun.* In every sunbeam there streams down on all
    • heart. The sun can never send mere physical light to earth; the
    • themselves were also united with the earth. Even today they are
    • state, which were enveloped by mists that became ever finer until, in
    • entirely. Never did man descend entirely into the water.
    • the light-permeated vapor. Of one thing, however, the water was not
    • We must not forget, however, that in what remained behind after the
    • vapor-portion was drawn ever further down, and out of the earlier
    • combating the dragon. Even in the figure of Siegfried with the dragon,
    • everywhere. At first, the mist was still impenetrable for the sun's
    • thinner. Later, much later, air developed out of this, and gradually
    • itself into light and air, the cosmic event became a symbolic picture
    • A mighty cosmic event is hidden in the Egyptian myth that allows
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    • through this did the earth achieve a condition in which man could
    • everything of an etheric nature that is connected with the moon and
    • its physical substances appears in large part inferior, even decadent,
    • cannot simply stop with what is base or evil, for everything that
    • long as this is at all possible, everything that has sunk deep down
    • to lead even the lowest forces toward the good. It is true that all
    • never have come to birth. Man would never have been able to become a
    • Man would have remained like this if the forces had not developed
    • tempo impossible for man, and man would never have been able to
    • develop his present form. On the other hand, if only the moon forces
    • become stiff like mummies, so stiff that we would never again be able
    • The power of metamorphosis would be vastly intensified. Now, however,
    • But this light of the sun is reflected in a different form every day.
    • How could the cosmic event be better described in a picture? First,
    • event. The fourteen aspects of the moon are the fourteen pieces of the
    • without which the mysteries of the cosmos will never be clear to us.
    • spinal cord is important. The nerves proceed from it. Not even the
    • Egyptian consciousness this result was achieved through Isis. These
    • of the moon. So we see, from the viewpoint of cosmic events, the
    • forces, Isis and Osiris, work in every man and in every woman, but in
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    • Evolutionary Events in the Human
    • anything believes that it is without
    • what the pupil saw as a real event in the holy secrets of the mystery
    • substances in the human and animal bodies. At that time, however, they
    • of gas. These animals developed through most diverse forms to a
    • certain level, and when the sun had just gone forth from the earth,
    • of evolution our fishes have retained what could be achieved while the
    • of evolution. Others, however, retained a certain relation to the
    • off, whenever such a human form (already considerably condensed) was
    • then at the fish level, it was said that the sun, which illuminated
    • formation took place. The beginning of this formation, however, was
    • water attained an ever lower stage during the time preceding the
    • There were ever higher animal forms, which man took into himself. At
    • one time, what had developed out of the fish was called the Water-man,
    • A still higher form that developed could be called the Goat. The
    • became ever finer, and at the top he actually preserved the
    • evolution at which man then stood, even as the centaur reflects an
    • to the stage of evolution at which man stood when he had developed
    • whom we have described. This was revealed to the Egyptian pupil, and
    • a god had descended, but he had a human form. Every exalted being who
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    • WE have become acquainted with significant events in the evolution of
    • these events occupied long periods. From the first moment when the
    • of our earth at that time. These animal forms, however, remained stuck
    • type that stood at the level of our present fish. When we say that the
    • every stage of his existence, certain animal forms, beyond which he
    • the sun, which is the reason for the feeling that every healthy person
    • earth. Until the sun departed, man stood at the level of the fish.
    • guiding Sun Spirits, was the Christ. We feel a deep reverence when we
    • event in evolution when the Christ was still united with them in the
    • the most diverse forms, and when he had developed upward to the
    • hip-level he was at his ugliest in his physical form. The shape he
    • upper part. We have seen that all the nobler parts could develop only
    • develop, something important was necessary. Man's upper part had to
    • sign of the Balance, the hips immediately developed. This would show
    • go completely around — in earlier ages even several times —
    • required a stronger molding, the time lasted even longer.
    • Man rises ever higher through this evolution. The next stage, during
    • while man was becoming ever more human, animal beings remained stuck
    • at certain stages. We have already said that man developed lungs,
    • larynx, and others, could develop only through the fact that the
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    • developed in the period of evolution that stretches approximately from
    • physiology.” In order to understand everything properly,
    • however, today we must throw a little light on certain other facts of
    • developed the vision of objects. Until the hip region evolved, all
    • consciousness, which grew ever weaker, and a day-consciousness, an
    • in sleep. However, the clarity of day-consciousness waxed in the same
    • physical body. He never said to himself, “Now I am dying,”
    • development of the upper members, man could see more physically, could
    • proportion, however, he had to tarry longer when he descended into his
    • at night. But in place of this they gained the capacity of seeing ever
    • more sharply by day, so that the objects around them appeared in ever
    • even into the post-Atlantean cultures. At the time when Christianity
    • was founded, remnants of this clairvoyance still existed, and even
    • unreal even the firmament. All this is only like a sheath, like the
    • unreal; the real is veiled.” The feeling grew ever keener that
    • physical world and in his soul he saw how everything divides into the
    • the tempest, he saw a revelation of the gods. The gods manifested
    • the stars. Everything was deciphered as a divine script.
    • believed that he could imprint the spirit upon matter. Thus he could
    • Man had always needed teachers. Even the initiates had teachers, as in
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    • an event and fact of the physical plane. But in the science of the
    • world he begins to develop a consciousness for the Devachanic world.
    • birth, we must not imagine that the events of the Devachanic world are
    • not also subject to change. People are apt to believe privily that,
    • although our earth is changeable, everything up yonder, beyond death,
    • This is obvious to everyone. But when we describe the conditions of
    • the spiritual world, people are prone to believe that what happened
    • descended to the physical plane, he became ever more entangled in this
    • plane. Man descended ever further, and in the Greco-Latin time there
    • take an interest in it. As this occurred, everything that we call
    • steadily in degree and became ever darker up to the Greco-Latin time.
    • During all this time the Devachanic consciousness became ever darker
    • and more shadowy. It was not a dream consciousness; this was never the
    • experience. The principle of initiation is that, even during his life,
    • consciousness between death and a new birth would have grown ever
    • the spiritual world. Now, however singular it may appear to those who
    • birth, and this illumination can be achieved either through initiation
    • even in the spiritual world. This was the concern of the mysteries and
    • of all spiritual development. It was the concern of the great
    • a man who has never heard anything of the Christ, who has never been
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    • in the seventh period, the Persian in the sixth, the Egyptian in our
    • today we shall consider the mighty event of the Christ's appearance on
    • experienced during his initiation events that man otherwise
    • the same proportion, however, the experience in the spiritual world
    • Greco-Latin time. But even before man had fully descended into these
    • The initiation event may be briefly described, and it is the same for
    • of developing organs of vision in his higher bodies. Today man sees
    • organs must be developed out of the higher members and assimilated
    • are imprinted on the astral body. It would be a long time, however,
    • through revelation. A person thus initiated could, out of his own
    • initiate. He even heard the question of the Sphinx with its enigmatic
    • came when Wotan no longer walked on our earth. Such beings, however,
    • level in full invisibility. These forms went through their special
    • physical brain was prepared in such a way that man was able to develop
    • remained unchanged. In man, however, the shape has been transformed to
    • a certain level. The animals are previous physical human forms fallen
    • the spiritual world that anything that stands still on the same level
    • true Sphinx approached Oedipus, but it has not died even yet. Up to
    • Now, to understand everything correctly, we must give some thought to
    • evolution from what has actually taken place. However, certain beings
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    • from one side we call the low point of human evolution, nevertheless
    • low point became the point of departure for many significant events of
    • culture, a marriage was achieved between spirit and matter in Greek
    • every detail I can feel something of this spirit.” Thus it is
    • with all Greek works of art. Thus it is with everything we have to say
    • Greek god, we see everywhere how the Greek creative genius imprinted
    • have been that man should descend below this level, plunging down
    • no objection to this. Human achievements are increasing through the
    • Man is descending ever more deeply into matter, and more and more he
    • plane? In a certain way man descends even below the physical plane.
    • life, of our bodily needs. Since everything in the world is limited,
    • level of the physical plane. This mightiest impulse had to be given,
    • is an event that could occur only at the low point, when man had sunk
    • so far. The Greco-Latin period stands in the middle of the seven
    • human conditions. All this was like a reflection of ancient events on
    • achieved the development of individuality. We can follow this
    • anything of the group-soul. In the Atlantean time, however, man did
    • you can still recall the events of your earliest childhood. Probably
    • was not like this in Atlantean times. Even in the first post-Atlantean
    • will never understand what appears as an echo of this in the tales of
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    • Lecture 2 ... The reflection of cosmic events in the religious views
    • Lecture 7 ... Evolutionary events in the human organism up to the
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    • WHEREVER
    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • Let us ask ourselves the question: Why is the achievement of
    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • moving neither hand nor foot, never turning his eyes away from the
    • will without thought. These facts are revealed simply by observation
    • little of all you do from morning to evening is really the outcome of
    • ideation passes over into a state of sleep. The will, however, awakes,
    • ugly and evil. Just as everything that takes place in man in the form
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • The moral element is at a higher level than the purely aesthetic; mere
    • pleasure or displeasure is at a lower level than the will to do
    • (pleasure or displeasure), and the moral (revealed in impulses to good
    • What is already within us can bring about the further development of
    • able to dream a little even by day when we are awake; we must be able
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • into the brain, and also in the reverse direction, from the brain to
    • reveal something remarkable when they are investigated. These rays
    • they go to sleep during public gatherings, they would try their level
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
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    • WHEREVER
    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • Let us ask ourselves the question: Why is the achievement of
    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • moving neither hand nor foot, never turning his eyes away from the
    • will without thought. These facts are revealed simply by observation
    • little of all you do from morning to evening is really the outcome of
    • ideation passes over into a state of sleep. The will, however, awakes,
    • ugly and evil. Just as everything that takes place in man in the form
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • The moral element is at a higher level than the purely aesthetic; mere
    • pleasure or displeasure is at a lower level than the will to do
    • (pleasure or displeasure), and the moral (revealed in impulses to good
    • What is already within us can bring about the further development of
    • able to dream a little even by day when we are awake; we must be able
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • into the brain, and also in the reverse direction, from the brain to
    • reveal something remarkable when they are investigated. These rays
    • they go to sleep during public gatherings, they would try their level
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
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    • EVEN within the limits in which it is permissible to
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • important events of the present time. What I said then had also a
    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • come. In every possible way we must see that it does come.
    • Even what I lately said about the configuration of philosophical
    • considerably longer time) — even this may be regarded as mere
    • criticism by those who wish to take it superficially. Nevertheless,
    • view, they were after all inevitable. One could even prove that it
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • indeed be presented as a world-historic necessity. Nevertheless, a
    • the same standardised way. After all, we might even conceive as death
    • Nevertheless, the engine will spoil the rails in course of time;
    • the epoch of the Spiritual Soul this can be achieved only in full
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • evolution only during the Jupiter period, even as he now receives the
    • world, but that every single human being, inasmuch as he belongs to
    • evil inclinations in man? What do they seek to achieve in the
    • develop the conscious Spiritual Soul, their function is to call forth
    • have just spoken, he would never come to the point where, out of his
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    • EVEN within the limits in which it is permissible to
    • things are as yet little developed in present-day mankind. It is true
    • important events of the present time. What I said then had also a
    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • come. In every possible way we must see that it does come.
    • Even what I lately said about the configuration of philosophical
    • considerably longer time) — even this may be regarded as mere
    • criticism by those who wish to take it superficially. Nevertheless,
    • view, they were after all inevitable. One could even prove that it
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • indeed be presented as a world-historic necessity. Nevertheless, a
    • the same standardised way. After all, we might even conceive as death
    • Nevertheless, the engine will spoil the rails in course of time;
    • the epoch of the Spiritual Soul this can be achieved only in full
    • knows that every attempted proposal concerning the social
    • evolution only during the Jupiter period, even as he now receives the
    • world, but that every single human being, inasmuch as he belongs to
    • evil inclinations in man? What do they seek to achieve in the
    • develop the conscious Spiritual Soul, their function is to call forth
    • have just spoken, he would never come to the point where, out of his
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    • Some people may believe that they are being offered just another science.
    • question that is being asked. As it is, we are led to believe that the highest
    • self-knowledge, however, cannot be solved with a quick answer, as many
    • are inclined to believe. Therefore, today, we will shed light on some of
    • anthroposophy meets us, even if only by appearance, as a teaching or as a
    • everyday life — a question known to all of us. How can we find comfort in
    • about a number of events, or because we suffer as a result of pains that
    • by the necessity of events, he had to educate himself at an early age, he has
    • Even a simple consideration of life between birth and death can lead to this
    • view. If we look at the totality of life, however, and if we face our karma as
    • every inner and outer suffering we eliminate one of our faults and become
    • us feel that even if the world appears to be filled with suffering, it is,
    • nevertheless, radiating pure wisdom. Such an attitude is one of the fruits of
    • at everything that has occurred in life in the way of happiness. He who can
    • does not believe this only has to expose himself to the experience.
    • It is difficult, however, to come to terms with joy and happiness. Much as
    • genuinely ourselves, we develop through joy and happiness, provided that
    • error that is liable to weaken and paralyze the spiritual in him. Every
    • and paralyzes us. This may be a hard fact to understand because everyone
    • silent acceptance of joy and happiness whenever they appear. We must
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    • Some people may believe that they are being offered just another science.
    • question that is being asked. As it is, we are led to believe that the highest
    • self-knowledge, however, cannot be solved with a quick answer, as many
    • are inclined to believe. Therefore, today, we will shed light on some of
    • anthroposophy meets us, even if only by appearance, as a teaching or as a
    • everyday life — a question known to all of us. How can we find comfort in
    • about a number of events, or because we suffer as a result of pains that
    • by the necessity of events, he had to educate himself at an early age, he has
    • Even a simple consideration of life between birth and death can lead to this
    • view. If we look at the totality of life, however, and if we face our karma as
    • every inner and outer suffering we eliminate one of our faults and become
    • us feel that even if the world appears to be filled with suffering, it is,
    • nevertheless, radiating pure wisdom. Such an attitude is one of the fruits of
    • at everything that has occurred in life in the way of happiness. He who can
    • does not believe this only has to expose himself to the experience.
    • It is difficult, however, to come to terms with joy and happiness. Much as
    • genuinely ourselves, we develop through joy and happiness, provided that
    • error that is liable to weaken and paralyze the spiritual in him. Every
    • and paralyzes us. This may be a hard fact to understand because everyone
    • silent acceptance of joy and happiness whenever they appear. We must
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • human development that fall gently into our souls, warming and
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • of selflessness, and what He may become for the conscious development
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • in the Atlantean. Although these three preparatory events occurred in the
    • should be painfully conscious that we have eyes. Today, however,
    • In our senses unselfishness reigns, but they would never have reached
    • this unselfishness if Lucifer, even in the old Lemurian age, had been left
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the case. Then the single organs live selflessly within us. Our everyday
    • as the Atlantean period. Every single human organ would have been self-
    • Everything that enters the human organism is in some way related to it. If
    • Now let us consider not what we eat, but the air surrounding us. Every
    • was injurious. Just imagine how we could possibly develop ourselves in
    • like a rubber ball, a plaything for every agreeable odor that we would run
    • event in the first Atlantean epoch when, in supramundane spheres, the
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • human development that fall gently into our souls, warming and
    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • of selflessness, and what He may become for the conscious development
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • in the Atlantean. Although these three preparatory events occurred in the
    • should be painfully conscious that we have eyes. Today, however,
    • In our senses unselfishness reigns, but they would never have reached
    • this unselfishness if Lucifer, even in the old Lemurian age, had been left
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • however, He ensouled Himself — I cannot say incarnated — in one
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the case. Then the single organs live selflessly within us. Our everyday
    • as the Atlantean period. Every single human organ would have been self-
    • Everything that enters the human organism is in some way related to it. If
    • Now let us consider not what we eat, but the air surrounding us. Every
    • was injurious. Just imagine how we could possibly develop ourselves in
    • like a rubber ball, a plaything for every agreeable odor that we would run
    • event in the first Atlantean epoch when, in supramundane spheres, the
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that was not the purest result of
    • Anthroposophy as it developed . . . Whoever reads this privately printed
    • enlightenment, must nevertheless be acknowledged by a really unprejudiced
    • bequeathing a large fortune to the child. She died, however, while the child
    • liked very much fell in love with her. However, after the friendship had
    • came back to her, however, the girl had already died of the mental suffering
    • already buried. Eventually he was successful in having her body exhumed; and
    • but that is of no consequence, for everyone of us will say: Whether the
    • facts are true or not, they are possible, and might have happened even if
    • they never actually did happen. But the story illustrates very clearly the
    • When, however, we look more closely at the words fortune or misfortune,
    • which ought to develop regular forms according to definite laws, should be
    • Nature at work near it, to develop one-sidedly and is prevented from
    • plants, we must say that in them, too, an inner law of development seems to
    • be inborn. We cannot fail to see, however, that very many plants are unable
    • development in the struggle against wind and weather and other conditions
    • development, because under existing conditions it is impossible for them to
    • populating this or that ocean, and how few of them actually develop. True,
    • of development; but these forces and laws are limited by their environment
    • fortunate enough to develop its angles freely in every direction — may be
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that was not the purest result of
    • Anthroposophy as it developed . . . Whoever reads this privately printed
    • enlightenment, must nevertheless be acknowledged by a really unprejudiced
    • bequeathing a large fortune to the child. She died, however, while the child
    • liked very much fell in love with her. However, after the friendship had
    • came back to her, however, the girl had already died of the mental suffering
    • already buried. Eventually he was successful in having her body exhumed; and
    • but that is of no consequence, for everyone of us will say: Whether the
    • facts are true or not, they are possible, and might have happened even if
    • they never actually did happen. But the story illustrates very clearly the
    • When, however, we look more closely at the words fortune or misfortune,
    • which ought to develop regular forms according to definite laws, should be
    • Nature at work near it, to develop one-sidedly and is prevented from
    • plants, we must say that in them, too, an inner law of development seems to
    • be inborn. We cannot fail to see, however, that very many plants are unable
    • development in the struggle against wind and weather and other conditions
    • development, because under existing conditions it is impossible for them to
    • populating this or that ocean, and how few of them actually develop. True,
    • of development; but these forces and laws are limited by their environment
    • fortunate enough to develop its angles freely in every direction — may be
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    • We have often explained how the development of man takes place during
    • outer world — reproducing it, just as the camera reproduces whatever
    • even in the forming of our thoughts and feelings, which the child
    • the birth of the astral body to the time of puberty. However, that
    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • more beautiful than has ever been wrought by mechanical means — a
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • his astral body, however, he brings with him an image of the
    • world, from a world which is not there in the physical, or even the
    • through the arteries that they eventually spread into the abdominal
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • first place that every single organ bears within it, in a sense, an
    • astral inheritance, even as the etheric heart is, to begin with, an
    • is shape immediately. All this, however, changes proportion as the
    • child learns to speak and develops ideas which are retained in memory.
    • someone a box on the ears, all is inscribed into the astral body. Even
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    • We have often explained how the development of man takes place during
    • outer world — reproducing it, just as the camera reproduces whatever
    • even in the forming of our thoughts and feelings, which the child
    • the birth of the astral body to the time of puberty. However, that
    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • must always have recourse for our descriptions. Today, however, we
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • more beautiful than has ever been wrought by mechanical means — a
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • his astral body, however, he brings with him an image of the
    • world, from a world which is not there in the physical, or even the
    • through the arteries that they eventually spread into the abdominal
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • first place that every single organ bears within it, in a sense, an
    • astral inheritance, even as the etheric heart is, to begin with, an
    • is shape immediately. All this, however, changes proportion as the
    • child learns to speak and develops ideas which are retained in memory.
    • someone a box on the ears, all is inscribed into the astral body. Even
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    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • They may believe that a few people, with little to do in their daily lives,
    • upon physical life is transformed for him into the portal to the everlasting
    • between outer life in the physical world and religious revelation, religious
    • accomplishments in the way of scientific achievement, becomes
    • remain just questions. People who lived during the 19th century, even
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • the natural course of events, riddles not arbitrarily presented but which are,
    • who occupy themselves seriously with science, but they affect everyone
    • preparation of certain events below the surface, is to be prevented.
    • development. Human soul life would then reach a condition comparable to
    • indifference, nay even apathy toward religious emotion. Nor would it stop
    • directly impressed by the astonishing achievements of science; but it would be
    • extinguished eventually. And then, save in the case of those directly
    • from the contributions made by the numerous scholars who believed
    • achievements of science during the 19th century. During his youth he
    • and finally came to believe that it was pure folly
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • by the splendor of purely scientific achievements. Only those who lived
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
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    • opposite, which we never had in mind. This type of opposition usually has
    • They may believe that a few people, with little to do in their daily lives,
    • upon physical life is transformed for him into the portal to the everlasting
    • between outer life in the physical world and religious revelation, religious
    • accomplishments in the way of scientific achievement, becomes
    • remain just questions. People who lived during the 19th century, even
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • the natural course of events, riddles not arbitrarily presented but which are,
    • who occupy themselves seriously with science, but they affect everyone
    • preparation of certain events below the surface, is to be prevented.
    • development. Human soul life would then reach a condition comparable to
    • indifference, nay even apathy toward religious emotion. Nor would it stop
    • directly impressed by the astonishing achievements of science; but it would be
    • extinguished eventually. And then, save in the case of those directly
    • from the contributions made by the numerous scholars who believed
    • achievements of science during the 19th century. During his youth he
    • and finally came to believe that it was pure folly
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • by the splendor of purely scientific achievements. Only those who lived
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
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    • theory of life as developed by anthroposophy will have been outlined.
    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • inner development must progress if he desires to reach conclusions of
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • level of development leading to comprehension of an experienced
    • an advanced level on which one attains the personal experiences in
    • soul and spirit realm. This elementary level shall be the subject
    • here. The advanced level concerns actual clairvoyance and to the
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • guidance, however, gives sufficient guaranty that no person comes by
    • anthroposophical development never gives anything but advice. Indeed,
    • the greatest teachers in this field never did more than advise and
    • teacher to do more than advise and guide. Everything that can be
    • completely intimate development of the human soul, and all the
    • significant degrees of development one must undergo take place in the
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • any respect whatever, nor neglect his daily duties in any sense, nor
    • achieved.
    • of such a path of inner development. The directions when followed do
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    • theory of life as developed by anthroposophy will have been outlined.
    • Today however, I would like to present a few suggestions on how man's
    • inner development must progress if he desires to reach conclusions of
    • cognition and experience, and the inner development of the human soul
    • level of development leading to comprehension of an experienced
    • an advanced level on which one attains the personal experiences in
    • soul and spirit realm. This elementary level shall be the subject
    • here. The advanced level concerns actual clairvoyance and to the
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • guidance, however, gives sufficient guaranty that no person comes by
    • anthroposophical development never gives anything but advice. Indeed,
    • the greatest teachers in this field never did more than advise and
    • teacher to do more than advise and guide. Everything that can be
    • completely intimate development of the human soul, and all the
    • significant degrees of development one must undergo take place in the
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • any respect whatever, nor neglect his daily duties in any sense, nor
    • achieved.
    • of such a path of inner development. The directions when followed do
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    • membranes that envelop the human embryo during its development
    • everything, in other words, that is cast away as physical
    • entire life. It is somewhat different in character, however, from the
    • nourishment occurs. It is contained in everything in which the human
    • processes, into everything where the lower man, as we have often
    • human being after birth, however, the physical organization of the
    • however, there is a direct intervention of forces that enter the
    • for the course of food taken in by the mouth. Schematically, however,
    • into physical matter, and wherever the spirit enters physical matter
    • Actually, however, this
    • whole matter is even more complicated, because we must also consider
    • Thus everything interacts
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • physical symptoms, but they may manifest in the fluid and even in the
    • airy aspect of the human being. They can develop, and if they are not
    • that too much activity is developed from the nerve-sense
    • these tumor-like formations develop somewhere, which then decompose
    • that can come from below. It wants to prevent the ego, or the ego
    • can see that we will never comprehend the pathology that underlies
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    • membranes that envelop the human embryo during its development
    • everything, in other words, that is cast away as physical
    • entire life. It is somewhat different in character, however, from the
    • nourishment occurs. It is contained in everything in which the human
    • processes, into everything where the lower man, as we have often
    • human being after birth, however, the physical organization of the
    • however, there is a direct intervention of forces that enter the
    • for the course of food taken in by the mouth. Schematically, however,
    • into physical matter, and wherever the spirit enters physical matter
    • Actually, however, this
    • whole matter is even more complicated, because we must also consider
    • Thus everything interacts
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • physical symptoms, but they may manifest in the fluid and even in the
    • airy aspect of the human being. They can develop, and if they are not
    • that too much activity is developed from the nerve-sense
    • these tumor-like formations develop somewhere, which then decompose
    • that can come from below. It wants to prevent the ego, or the ego
    • can see that we will never comprehend the pathology that underlies
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    • which are revealed to him the spiritual beings and facts which are
    • new realms are unfolded around him. It was also shown that whoever
    • And because this mysterious realm, the Mother-realm of everything
    • wherever knowledge of this mystery has existed has always been called
    • been spiritual science through the ages has never been able to speak
    • which evolution only applies to the external side of man's development.
    • that the further we go back to ever more imperfect physical forms the
    • the eyes and tangible for the hands. Man becomes gradually ever more
    • which orthodox science can look back reveals indeed man in the
    • the portrayal of the Madonna has assumed, even today it is hardly possible
    • nevertheless founded on profound truth. If, however, we trace this
    • art — in accordance with the art of painting. It is, however, as if
    • nevertheless we feel it to be there in his pictures. We can, however,
    • We will not, however, go back into these far-off regions, but keep the
    • leads us deep into the actual problem of humanity. Wherever we look in
    • His sorrowing spouse Isis seeks everywhere for her husband, after long
    • the physical world of the senses, or on developing clairvoyant powers.
    • Then there is revealed to us the most beautiful flower of mankind, the
    • back to ever more spiritual forms of fructification and reproduction.
    • today as the physical Mother is the last development of the soul-spiritual
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    • which are revealed to him the spiritual beings and facts which are
    • new realms are unfolded around him. It was also shown that whoever
    • And because this mysterious realm, the Mother-realm of everything
    • wherever knowledge of this mystery has existed has always been called
    • been spiritual science through the ages has never been able to speak
    • which evolution only applies to the external side of man's development.
    • that the further we go back to ever more imperfect physical forms the
    • the eyes and tangible for the hands. Man becomes gradually ever more
    • which orthodox science can look back reveals indeed man in the
    • the portrayal of the Madonna has assumed, even today it is hardly possible
    • nevertheless founded on profound truth. If, however, we trace this
    • art — in accordance with the art of painting. It is, however, as if
    • nevertheless we feel it to be there in his pictures. We can, however,
    • We will not, however, go back into these far-off regions, but keep the
    • leads us deep into the actual problem of humanity. Wherever we look in
    • His sorrowing spouse Isis seeks everywhere for her husband, after long
    • the physical world of the senses, or on developing clairvoyant powers.
    • Then there is revealed to us the most beautiful flower of mankind, the
    • back to ever more spiritual forms of fructification and reproduction.
    • today as the physical Mother is the last development of the soul-spiritual
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    • is completely false. In one sense, spiritual science aims to develop
    • differs significantly, however, from the way taken by natural science.
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • the Christ Jesus Event. Statements of religious creeds concerning this
    • event are derived from experiences of the soul in its life within the
    • however, must convey what he has experienced in spiritual vision.
    • of single events in nature is inadequate. It is recognized that the
    • this way they reveal their inner laws. In the treatment of historical
    • facts, however, this natural scientific method is not easily applied.
    • entrance of Christianity into mankind's development, can be
    • development ordinarily described in history. As these facts are
    • The origin and development of Christianity can be understood only when
    • history, however, facts are rarely so viewed. Here, the succession of
    • embryonic life, passes through stages of development that resemble
    • that is of great importance in mankind's development. Because it is
    • that humanity has passed through many stages in its development, and
    • development must be the outcome of spiritual-scientific observation.
    • What he perceives is that mankind's development as a whole may be
    • the same as ours are today. Human development passes through various
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    • is completely false. In one sense, spiritual science aims to develop
    • differs significantly, however, from the way taken by natural science.
    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • certain limits of knowledge. The soul, however, may take itself in
    • the Christ Jesus Event. Statements of religious creeds concerning this
    • event are derived from experiences of the soul in its life within the
    • however, must convey what he has experienced in spiritual vision.
    • of single events in nature is inadequate. It is recognized that the
    • this way they reveal their inner laws. In the treatment of historical
    • facts, however, this natural scientific method is not easily applied.
    • entrance of Christianity into mankind's development, can be
    • development ordinarily described in history. As these facts are
    • The origin and development of Christianity can be understood only when
    • history, however, facts are rarely so viewed. Here, the succession of
    • embryonic life, passes through stages of development that resemble
    • that is of great importance in mankind's development. Because it is
    • that humanity has passed through many stages in its development, and
    • development must be the outcome of spiritual-scientific observation.
    • What he perceives is that mankind's development as a whole may be
    • the same as ours are today. Human development passes through various
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  • Title: Lecture: The Lord's Prayer
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    • reveal, in specific instances, their hidden spiritual-scientific foundations.
    • that I wish to discuss. Even the simplest people in contemporary society
    • Meditating in even the simplest way upon one of the formulas pronounced by
    • embodies a great thought — not every thought is suitable, as you know,
    • which he lives, streams through him, and patient perseverance to the point
    • let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be
    • Whatever the object of the prayer, this fundamental temper of mind must
    • expel every selfish wish and will-impulse. Its spirit will be that of the
    • meditation. Meditation is more imbued with thought, however. Through
    • Never could the human being attain to this union with God, never could
    • and ego) developed in a far-distant past, which we term the Lemurian
    • highest principle in us, which we shall only develop at the end of our
    • This will element in us, today only feebly developed in our inner being,
    • will become in the course of our ever ascending development the
    • his will is a development of the future, and it will become ever stronger
    • power. In future time he will have developed the strength to sacrifice his
    • everywhere. In like manner you can picture a Divinity as a central will,
    • in each separate being of all these, a fact that even our language
    • sees God reflected in every human being as an expression and image of
    • So does ancient teaching reveal that the emanation of Divinity, which has
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    • reveal, in specific instances, their hidden spiritual-scientific foundations.
    • that I wish to discuss. Even the simplest people in contemporary society
    • Meditating in even the simplest way upon one of the formulas pronounced by
    • embodies a great thought — not every thought is suitable, as you know,
    • which he lives, streams through him, and patient perseverance to the point
    • let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be
    • Whatever the object of the prayer, this fundamental temper of mind must
    • expel every selfish wish and will-impulse. Its spirit will be that of the
    • meditation. Meditation is more imbued with thought, however. Through
    • Never could the human being attain to this union with God, never could
    • and ego) developed in a far-distant past, which we term the Lemurian
    • highest principle in us, which we shall only develop at the end of our
    • This will element in us, today only feebly developed in our inner being,
    • will become in the course of our ever ascending development the
    • his will is a development of the future, and it will become ever stronger
    • power. In future time he will have developed the strength to sacrifice his
    • everywhere. In like manner you can picture a Divinity as a central will,
    • in each separate being of all these, a fact that even our language
    • sees God reflected in every human being as an expression and image of
    • So does ancient teaching reveal that the emanation of Divinity, which has
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  • Title: Lecture: Love and Its Meaning in the World
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    • The older we grow, the more we begin to love the wisdom revealed by
    • life. In the wisdom revealed by life, man forms the seed of his next
    • everything we do out of love, we pay off debts. The only actions from
    • occur: What, then, is the position of one who has never heard of the
    • Christ Impulse, may perhaps never even have heard the name of Christ?
    • revealed by life. Love of wisdom is not egoistic, for this love
    • source of temptation, inasmuch as a man may be led to believe that his
    • however, speak truly of love; we cannot speak of a deed of love and
    • its eventual compensation. True, if there is a deed, there will be
    • actions in general. By everything we do out of love we pay off debts.
    • development must have been reached before the soul can experience joy in
    • healthy development shall find its way into the affairs of humanity.
    • earth's surface and its changing conditions, of the development of the
    • measure of our deep debt to the past, and whatever love we may at any
    • development, for he has still greater debts to pay to the past. He
    • higher the stage of development reached by a man, the more does the
    • has nothing to do with our own perfecting. Love for everything that
    • silent: were God omnipotent, he would be responsible for everything
    • then, the supreme treasure? If it is, a vast chasm must forever yawn
    • between man and God. At every moment man would have to be aware of
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    • The older we grow, the more we begin to love the wisdom revealed by
    • life. In the wisdom revealed by life, man forms the seed of his next
    • everything we do out of love, we pay off debts. The only actions from
    • occur: What, then, is the position of one who has never heard of the
    • Christ Impulse, may perhaps never even have heard the name of Christ?
    • revealed by life. Love of wisdom is not egoistic, for this love
    • source of temptation, inasmuch as a man may be led to believe that his
    • however, speak truly of love; we cannot speak of a deed of love and
    • its eventual compensation. True, if there is a deed, there will be
    • actions in general. By everything we do out of love we pay off debts.
    • development must have been reached before the soul can experience joy in
    • healthy development shall find its way into the affairs of humanity.
    • earth's surface and its changing conditions, of the development of the
    • measure of our deep debt to the past, and whatever love we may at any
    • development, for he has still greater debts to pay to the past. He
    • higher the stage of development reached by a man, the more does the
    • has nothing to do with our own perfecting. Love for everything that
    • silent: were God omnipotent, he would be responsible for everything
    • then, the supreme treasure? If it is, a vast chasm must forever yawn
    • between man and God. At every moment man would have to be aware of
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • Even more important than the daily periods of sleep throughout our
    • the world as little children wide-awake and never slept, we should,
    • unable to do anything consciously at all. We should not even recognize
    • We may believe we have no memory at all of what transpires during
    • sleep, but even that is not quite true. When we look back in memory,
    • active every day from morning until night, but to the fact that you were
    • with, darkness of life, emptiness, even non-existence. If we consider our
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • inasmuch as he was more or less aware of his sleeping states even in
    • Truth is, we never bring our real and inmost Ego with us from the
    • movements cease, inasmuch as the Ego is away; the blood however goes
    • even as the Ego lives and works in it by day. Likewise the astral
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • Thus every time we go to sleep, with our astral body we forsake those
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • this ether-body even while we are awake; they remain there always.
    • Lastly the physical body; if we ourselves had to achieve all the great
    • even move a single atom of it. Powers of quite another order are
    • every night by the astral body, they are provided for by the second
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    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • Even more important than the daily periods of sleep throughout our
    • the world as little children wide-awake and never slept, we should,
    • unable to do anything consciously at all. We should not even recognize
    • We may believe we have no memory at all of what transpires during
    • sleep, but even that is not quite true. When we look back in memory,
    • active every day from morning until night, but to the fact that you were
    • with, darkness of life, emptiness, even non-existence. If we consider our
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • inasmuch as he was more or less aware of his sleeping states even in
    • Truth is, we never bring our real and inmost Ego with us from the
    • movements cease, inasmuch as the Ego is away; the blood however goes
    • even as the Ego lives and works in it by day. Likewise the astral
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • Thus every time we go to sleep, with our astral body we forsake those
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • this ether-body even while we are awake; they remain there always.
    • Lastly the physical body; if we ourselves had to achieve all the great
    • even move a single atom of it. Powers of quite another order are
    • every night by the astral body, they are provided for by the second
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nevertheless, it is an illusion to think that our more complicated way of
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • it was only a vague notion, they nevertheless knew of such things. They
    • approached these secrets in another way, however, and not as we would when
    • Triumph of Death." The people depicted in it are already dead, even those
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • connected with simple plays like the one we have seen today even though it
    • age. Even in the past the attitude toward the Jesus child was not a simple
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • expression in the painting I have just described. Ever and again will we
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • something else besides the holy order of these events that take place
    • that are active everywhere at the right moment; it belongs to the
    • that can never be abandoned. The Christ impulse, related to all human life
    • Child on Christmas Eve. Although we must acquire other feelings than those
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • the aura of our earth contains something to which we shall never turn in
    • into the evolution of the earth will acquire ever greater strength in the
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nevertheless, it is an illusion to think that our more complicated way of
    • safeguards man's principle of innocence, is deeply moving, even though the
    • it was only a vague notion, they nevertheless knew of such things. They
    • approached these secrets in another way, however, and not as we would when
    • Triumph of Death." The people depicted in it are already dead, even those
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • connected with simple plays like the one we have seen today even though it
    • age. Even in the past the attitude toward the Jesus child was not a simple
    • thirtieth. Medieval man, however, did not need all the knowledge that is
    • expression in the painting I have just described. Ever and again will we
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • something else besides the holy order of these events that take place
    • that are active everywhere at the right moment; it belongs to the
    • that can never be abandoned. The Christ impulse, related to all human life
    • Child on Christmas Eve. Although we must acquire other feelings than those
    • rise to a knowledge concerning the two Jesus boys, nevertheless, it remains
    • the aura of our earth contains something to which we shall never turn in
    • into the evolution of the earth will acquire ever greater strength in the
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    • first instance, looks upon it as a jest. Mephistopheles, however, at
    • and quite rightly — draws attention to the fact that even in the
    • powers of evil believes nay, is convinced that he will have Faust more
    • childlike fancy of a people. Indeed, the time has even gone by when,
    • just as much as the official variety. Anyone who has ever looked into
    • and wonderful events.
    • in a primitive state of development and with primitive ideas,
    • form what the occult investigation of today is revealing to us with
    • fairy-tales and myths have come into being, will find every trace of
    • surprise vanish, every doubt pass away; indeed, he will find in these
    • however, stand over to be dealt with in future lectures. The blood
    • sentence; the explanation, however, which is to occupy us today is the
    • What every person does instinctively when confronted by any being
    • Every impulse animating his soul is expressed in his
    • however, who has overcome the pain and suffering and bears their
    • And so it is that in wisdom occult science has ever recognized what
    • social upheavals of our time, and the claims which are everywhere
    • Yet this question of race is one that we can never understand until we
    • which crops up wherever civilized races come into contact with the
    • to all parts of the body, depositing everywhere its particles of
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    • first instance, looks upon it as a jest. Mephistopheles, however, at
    • and quite rightly — draws attention to the fact that even in the
    • powers of evil believes nay, is convinced that he will have Faust more
    • childlike fancy of a people. Indeed, the time has even gone by when,
    • just as much as the official variety. Anyone who has ever looked into
    • and wonderful events.
    • in a primitive state of development and with primitive ideas,
    • form what the occult investigation of today is revealing to us with
    • fairy-tales and myths have come into being, will find every trace of
    • surprise vanish, every doubt pass away; indeed, he will find in these
    • however, stand over to be dealt with in future lectures. The blood
    • sentence; the explanation, however, which is to occupy us today is the
    • What every person does instinctively when confronted by any being
    • Every impulse animating his soul is expressed in his
    • however, who has overcome the pain and suffering and bears their
    • And so it is that in wisdom occult science has ever recognized what
    • social upheavals of our time, and the claims which are everywhere
    • Yet this question of race is one that we can never understand until we
    • which crops up wherever civilized races come into contact with the
    • to all parts of the body, depositing everywhere its particles of
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    • the Atlantean epoch, everything was quite different. Let us therefore call
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • in such a marked degree, even among the animals.
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • then come into the sixth and seventh epochs. During the sixth and seventh
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • whatever during the sixth epoch, our bodily form will then obtain its
    • even the outward physiognomy of our environment will have a very changed
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • upon our whole being. And we shall be unable to do anything whatever
    • believed that a man is a criminal if his posterior occipital lobe does
    • Nevertheless they are prophets. The materialists declare: A man is a
    • physical body which shows an insufficiently developed occipital lobe,
    • measures are needed in order to counter-balance this. If no preventive
    • steps to prevent that the course of evolution should follow the direction
    • now live in mankind, unless these preventive measures are taken, the
    • to prevent the terrible fate which will befall mankind during the sixth
    • if everything is left to follow the tendencies of that world-conception
    • that these things are fantastic notions are very clever people, but if
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    • the Atlantean epoch, everything was quite different. Let us therefore call
    • everything has therefore grown more and more hardened as far as man's
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • in such a marked degree, even among the animals.
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • then come into the sixth and seventh epochs. During the sixth and seventh
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • whatever during the sixth epoch, our bodily form will then obtain its
    • even the outward physiognomy of our environment will have a very changed
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • upon our whole being. And we shall be unable to do anything whatever
    • believed that a man is a criminal if his posterior occipital lobe does
    • Nevertheless they are prophets. The materialists declare: A man is a
    • physical body which shows an insufficiently developed occipital lobe,
    • measures are needed in order to counter-balance this. If no preventive
    • steps to prevent that the course of evolution should follow the direction
    • now live in mankind, unless these preventive measures are taken, the
    • to prevent the terrible fate which will befall mankind during the sixth
    • if everything is left to follow the tendencies of that world-conception
    • that these things are fantastic notions are very clever people, but if
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    • These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul
    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • alcoholism” that has pervaded the important events of public life. This
    • cram for it. This cramming, however, is dreadful because it provides no
    • the opposite effects are obtained, however, when anthroposophy is taken
    • Often in anthroposophy, even a simple experiment repeated with
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • consider the numerous cases in which people can never find where they
    • Suppose, for example, a lady is forever putting her brooch down when
    • she takes it off in the evening, and then cannot find it in the morning. You
    • put it always in the same place. There is, however, a far more effective
    • brooch in a different place each evening, but as I do so I will hold the
    • whenever they are about to write. Actually, with some of them the
    • when they write, a jerk repeated for every up and down stroke. You can
    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • the classroom to strengthen the etheric body even in childhood. But, even
    • anything but foolish. Nevertheless, suppose that children were first taught
    • Surely, however, the effects of the force, when they become apparent,
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    • These skeptics often say that perhaps one who has developed hidden soul
    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • alcoholism” that has pervaded the important events of public life. This
    • cram for it. This cramming, however, is dreadful because it provides no
    • the opposite effects are obtained, however, when anthroposophy is taken
    • Often in anthroposophy, even a simple experiment repeated with
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • consider the numerous cases in which people can never find where they
    • Suppose, for example, a lady is forever putting her brooch down when
    • she takes it off in the evening, and then cannot find it in the morning. You
    • put it always in the same place. There is, however, a far more effective
    • brooch in a different place each evening, but as I do so I will hold the
    • whenever they are about to write. Actually, with some of them the
    • when they write, a jerk repeated for every up and down stroke. You can
    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • the classroom to strengthen the etheric body even in childhood. But, even
    • anything but foolish. Nevertheless, suppose that children were first taught
    • Surely, however, the effects of the force, when they become apparent,
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    • developed out of the anthroposophical view of the world, I will gladly
    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • lecture, which can only be aphoristic, one can hardly develop correct
    • generally think about. Nevertheless, this evening I will attempt to present
    • anthroposophists to participate in everything and to stick our noses, so to
    • speak, into everything. That is absolutely not the case; but as the
    • science in turn believes itself to be moving with certainty only with what
    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human being, nevertheless, the outer physical and chemical processes
    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • as if it were resting within itself. In reality, everything lives and weaves
    • This something different, which develops out of the nature processes in
    • proceeds in the human being as intrinsically human. Even, for example,
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • of the liver, out of the big toe, or the like. Everything is finally reduced
    • actually become the most highly developed teaching of the human being. Of
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • and then one finds out everything. It really isn't that simple. Thorough and
    • everything was worked through and, above all, verified completely on the
    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
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    • developed out of the anthroposophical view of the world, I will gladly
    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • lecture, which can only be aphoristic, one can hardly develop correct
    • generally think about. Nevertheless, this evening I will attempt to present
    • anthroposophists to participate in everything and to stick our noses, so to
    • speak, into everything. That is absolutely not the case; but as the
    • science in turn believes itself to be moving with certainty only with what
    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human being, nevertheless, the outer physical and chemical processes
    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • as if it were resting within itself. In reality, everything lives and weaves
    • This something different, which develops out of the nature processes in
    • proceeds in the human being as intrinsically human. Even, for example,
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • of the liver, out of the big toe, or the like. Everything is finally reduced
    • actually become the most highly developed teaching of the human being. Of
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • and then one finds out everything. It really isn't that simple. Thorough and
    • everything was worked through and, above all, verified completely on the
    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
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    • hence. Nevertheless, the perception of thoughts as actualities and the
    • frequently emphasized that a methodical training for the development of
    • can provide that basis. Even though such a foundation must be taken as
    • of further anthroposophical study can nevertheless be built upon it.
    • in the most ordinary affairs of everyday life. It is something that can be
    • thinking” will reveal the fact that it generally contains little that
    • Whenever anything really practical has been invented, it has been done
    • increase the volume of mail as the impractical Hill anticipated. Even if it
    • increased volume. It never occurred to this highly “practical”
    • stamps are used everywhere as a matter of course for sending letters.
    • Potsdam and these are never full. If people are determined to throw their
    • is to say, those who believe in their own ability to be practical. We must
    • glowing with the joy of one who has just hit upon a really clever idea,
    • find him, however, so he returned and explained the whole matter to me.
    • It all smacked of perpetual motion, but after all, why shouldn't even that
    • although his plan undoubtedly appeared to be cleverly thought out, it was
    • boarding a railway car, pushes with all his might and then believes when
    • intimately, however, knows that a large number of thought processes are
    • of the events of life would take a different course if people did not so
    • Anyone who believes that thought is merely an activity that takes place
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    • hence. Nevertheless, the perception of thoughts as actualities and the
    • frequently emphasized that a methodical training for the development of
    • can provide that basis. Even though such a foundation must be taken as
    • of further anthroposophical study can nevertheless be built upon it.
    • in the most ordinary affairs of everyday life. It is something that can be
    • thinking” will reveal the fact that it generally contains little that
    • Whenever anything really practical has been invented, it has been done
    • increase the volume of mail as the impractical Hill anticipated. Even if it
    • increased volume. It never occurred to this highly “practical”
    • stamps are used everywhere as a matter of course for sending letters.
    • Potsdam and these are never full. If people are determined to throw their
    • is to say, those who believe in their own ability to be practical. We must
    • glowing with the joy of one who has just hit upon a really clever idea,
    • find him, however, so he returned and explained the whole matter to me.
    • It all smacked of perpetual motion, but after all, why shouldn't even that
    • although his plan undoubtedly appeared to be cleverly thought out, it was
    • boarding a railway car, pushes with all his might and then believes when
    • intimately, however, knows that a large number of thought processes are
    • of the events of life would take a different course if people did not so
    • Anyone who believes that thought is merely an activity that takes place
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • IN our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those
    • conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that
    • deeper understanding of this Mystery men should develop more and more
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • himself ready to receive the Christ-Being. This event is indicated
    • Golgotha, however, was the only one enacted on the physical plane. The
    • other events, which were preparatory, took place wholly in the
    • spiritual world; but the forces which were thus developed flowed down
    • three of these preparatory events that same Being was present who was
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • receptive, is that which is able to develop its consciousness in the
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • for us to convey to him by our external education even the faintest
    • understanding. Nevertheless all that we can give him in the way of
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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    • IN our age it has become of ever increasing importance that those
    • conclusion of a series of events. It was also explained that at that
    • deeper understanding of this Mystery men should develop more and more
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • through that event for the evolution of mankind.
    • himself ready to receive the Christ-Being. This event is indicated
    • Golgotha, however, was the only one enacted on the physical plane. The
    • other events, which were preparatory, took place wholly in the
    • spiritual world; but the forces which were thus developed flowed down
    • three of these preparatory events that same Being was present who was
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • before was in preparation for and pointed to this Event, which was the
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • receptive, is that which is able to develop its consciousness in the
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • for us to convey to him by our external education even the faintest
    • understanding. Nevertheless all that we can give him in the way of
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • fundamental characteristic will be that everything we call the fruits
    • this by saying that in every sphere of religion in the sixth epoch,
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
    • civilized portion of humanity in the sixth epoch of culture. Everyone
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • of human beings in which everything, without exception, must be built
    • developed in these associations peculiar to ancient India in order to
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • it must be in every epoch of culture.
    • epoch it is the consciousness or spiritual soul that has developed in
    • epoch its development will have been completed. In the sixth epoch,
    • however, it is the spirit self that must be developed within the souls
    • of men, just as now the consciousness soul is being developed. The
    • of human beings within which the spirit self is to develop as the
    • consciousness soul develops in the souls of the fifth epoch. We may
    • of culture and develop as individuals, raising individual life more
    • culture, is that men shall develop an individual culture, individual
    • development of the “human universal.” Because the
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    • distinction, even if only in thought, between the work we do in a
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • fundamental characteristic will be that everything we call the fruits
    • this by saying that in every sphere of religion in the sixth epoch,
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
    • civilized portion of humanity in the sixth epoch of culture. Everyone
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • of human beings in which everything, without exception, must be built
    • developed in these associations peculiar to ancient India in order to
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • it must be in every epoch of culture.
    • epoch it is the consciousness or spiritual soul that has developed in
    • epoch its development will have been completed. In the sixth epoch,
    • however, it is the spirit self that must be developed within the souls
    • of men, just as now the consciousness soul is being developed. The
    • of human beings within which the spirit self is to develop as the
    • consciousness soul develops in the souls of the fifth epoch. We may
    • of culture and develop as individuals, raising individual life more
    • culture, is that men shall develop an individual culture, individual
    • development of the “human universal.” Because the
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • available to everyone.
    • in intellectual and spiritual work. This is so, however, only
    • development by the extent of one's disgust, but in this case, so
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • has something to say even concerning questions that directly affect
    • everyday life.
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • truth of things. His attitude must never be agitatorial, and he
    • however, and similarly our bodies are of no use to our higher
    • is given them. This approach, however, remains an extremely
    • principle that every material occurrence, everything that takes
    • spiritual processes. Indeed, even the nutritional processes cannot
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
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    • available to everyone.
    • in intellectual and spiritual work. This is so, however, only
    • development by the extent of one's disgust, but in this case, so
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • has something to say even concerning questions that directly affect
    • everyday life.
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • well-intentioned idealist might level this objection against
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • truth of things. His attitude must never be agitatorial, and he
    • however, and similarly our bodies are of no use to our higher
    • is given them. This approach, however, remains an extremely
    • principle that every material occurrence, everything that takes
    • spiritual processes. Indeed, even the nutritional processes cannot
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
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  • Title: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • Golgotha, we find that, although the achievements of the peoples in all the
    • various nations were so great, nevertheless, in reality all these achievements
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • incomprehensible. However, if we investigate them without narrow-minded
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • it necessary — if we leave aside such views, we find that even the most
    • painful events in the course of world history can show us the significance
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • Augustine we continually find such allusions. Even in Scholasticism we find
    • However, we must understand the mystery of Christmas in a far wider
    • epoch will be followed by the sixth and by the seventh. And I have drawn
    • epoch and the sixth, and between the ancient Indian and the seventh epoch
    • Today, however, we will consider something which stood, in a sense, at the
    • kind of repetition of what the Egyptian mysteries of Isis revered when they
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • simultaneously, the force that ripens everything that grows out of the
    • One of the Egyptian pyramids depicts the whole event in a particularly
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    • Regard the evolution of history from whatever point of view you will, take
    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • Golgotha, we find that, although the achievements of the peoples in all the
    • various nations were so great, nevertheless, in reality all these achievements
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • incomprehensible. However, if we investigate them without narrow-minded
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • it necessary — if we leave aside such views, we find that even the most
    • painful events in the course of world history can show us the significance
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • Augustine we continually find such allusions. Even in Scholasticism we find
    • However, we must understand the mystery of Christmas in a far wider
    • epoch will be followed by the sixth and by the seventh. And I have drawn
    • epoch and the sixth, and between the ancient Indian and the seventh epoch
    • Today, however, we will consider something which stood, in a sense, at the
    • kind of repetition of what the Egyptian mysteries of Isis revered when they
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • simultaneously, the force that ripens everything that grows out of the
    • One of the Egyptian pyramids depicts the whole event in a particularly
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • fact that humanity itself is undergoing a development, which constitutes its
    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • With regard to mankind, a certain law of development is found to run like a
    • an intermediate period of human development, eventually giving place to
    • the developing Consciousness Soul. It is that time when man will step fully
    • find certain observable laws in the development of humanity. We can compare
    • these developmental laws with those which, say, an insect experiences
    • as chance directed. Man who by virtue of his higher soul development is
    • handled his soul-life, below the animal level.
    • through spring, summer, autumn and winter. It does not give its development
    • succeeding phase of its life. Mankind, however, has left behind the age of
    • level of the animals. However much one may emphasize man's further steps
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • further into the development of the Consciousness Soul. A man should be
    • account of what the historical development of humanity asks from my
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donor, this lecture has been made available to everyone.
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • fact that humanity itself is undergoing a development, which constitutes its
    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • With regard to mankind, a certain law of development is found to run like a
    • an intermediate period of human development, eventually giving place to
    • the developing Consciousness Soul. It is that time when man will step fully
    • find certain observable laws in the development of humanity. We can compare
    • these developmental laws with those which, say, an insect experiences
    • as chance directed. Man who by virtue of his higher soul development is
    • handled his soul-life, below the animal level.
    • through spring, summer, autumn and winter. It does not give its development
    • succeeding phase of its life. Mankind, however, has left behind the age of
    • level of the animals. However much one may emphasize man's further steps
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • This is an idea to which man needs to grow accustomed so as to step even
    • further into the development of the Consciousness Soul. A man should be
    • account of what the historical development of humanity asks from my
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
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  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of Spiritual Research For Moral Action
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    • They say that theosophy demonstrates how the human being develops his
    • existence from life to life and that the main point is that even if he
    • suffers defeats he has the possibility of striving ever higher, employing
    • belief in human perfectibility will strive to render his “I” ever
    • more pure, to make it as rich as possible, so that he may ascend ever higher
    • from the spiritual world in order to elevate our “I” to ever
    • for a refined form of higher egotism. It would actually be a severe
    • develop moral action not out of sympathy and compassion but out of fear
    • possess this striving for perfection, theosophy will certainly never
    • to himself that it is nonsense even to think about such an action. As
    • theosophy penetrates ever deeper into human civilization, people will
    • know that it is absurd, indeed that it is ridiculous, to believe that through
    • however, just as little as is the finger without the whole organism. The
    • finger on our organism. The science that believes our earth is a glowing
    • about, and that this explains the earth, stands at the same level as a
    • science that would believe that in all essential respects the human being
    • white corpuscles. These can only develop in the entire human organism
    • organism is seized by fever, by illness. If we translate this into terms
    • earth develops a kind of fever. This is not meant merely in a metaphorical
    • everything immoral and as individuals we can do nothing immoral
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    • They say that theosophy demonstrates how the human being develops his
    • existence from life to life and that the main point is that even if he
    • suffers defeats he has the possibility of striving ever higher, employing
    • belief in human perfectibility will strive to render his “I” ever
    • more pure, to make it as rich as possible, so that he may ascend ever higher
    • from the spiritual world in order to elevate our “I” to ever
    • for a refined form of higher egotism. It would actually be a severe
    • develop moral action not out of sympathy and compassion but out of fear
    • possess this striving for perfection, theosophy will certainly never
    • to himself that it is nonsense even to think about such an action. As
    • theosophy penetrates ever deeper into human civilization, people will
    • know that it is absurd, indeed that it is ridiculous, to believe that through
    • however, just as little as is the finger without the whole organism. The
    • finger on our organism. The science that believes our earth is a glowing
    • about, and that this explains the earth, stands at the same level as a
    • science that would believe that in all essential respects the human being
    • white corpuscles. These can only develop in the entire human organism
    • organism is seized by fever, by illness. If we translate this into terms
    • earth develops a kind of fever. This is not meant merely in a metaphorical
    • everything immoral and as individuals we can do nothing immoral
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • anthroposophical truths in particular that I would like to develop for you.
    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • often mentioned, is connected with the development of forces that are not
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • It is obvious that the forces doing this work of developing the physical
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • were, suspended when their purpose has been achieved and the
    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • Now the forces that are active from the seventh year to the fourteenth
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • process, however, is governed by super-sensible forces. These
    • process and a bodily process every time you want to remember
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • understanding are super-sensible, that is, everything we make use of for
    • these? These are will forces. All the will forces, everything in man that is
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
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    • anthroposophical truths in particular that I would like to develop for you.
    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • what its connection is with ordinary everyday life.
    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • often mentioned, is connected with the development of forces that are not
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • It is obvious that the forces doing this work of developing the physical
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • were, suspended when their purpose has been achieved and the
    • permanent teeth have appeared. At the age of seven these forces go to
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • Now the forces that are active from the seventh year to the fourteenth
    • super-sensible knowledge and man's everyday existence. Something
    • process, however, is governed by super-sensible forces. These
    • process and a bodily process every time you want to remember
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • understanding are super-sensible, that is, everything we make use of for
    • these? These are will forces. All the will forces, everything in man that is
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • developed the Intellectual or Mind Soul.
    • to achieve a conscious result one must make an inward effort, above
    • the period of the development of thought. People are proud of the fact
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • not) must come from that which human beings can develop out of
    • people. Everything which the human being develops out of himself
    • indifference, not even in mere thoughts and feelings, even though we
    • social impulse ought to develop. Yet it can only develop during sleep.
    • subconsciously of course, but it nevertheless actually penetrates our
    • tendency to sleep always develops in you so that you may experience
    • meet social arrangements and structures in society, even if these
    • what credit, capital and interest are. Yet even these things which
    • development in this time, for consciousness to be present. It would
    • just these anti-social forces did not become ever more powerful; they
    • progress properly, anti-social forces must develop
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • their development. Outwardly, in social life, structures must work so
    • One must grasp the essential inner development of mankind in our time,
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • developed the Intellectual or Mind Soul.
    • to achieve a conscious result one must make an inward effort, above
    • the period of the development of thought. People are proud of the fact
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • not) must come from that which human beings can develop out of
    • people. Everything which the human being develops out of himself
    • indifference, not even in mere thoughts and feelings, even though we
    • social impulse ought to develop. Yet it can only develop during sleep.
    • subconsciously of course, but it nevertheless actually penetrates our
    • tendency to sleep always develops in you so that you may experience
    • meet social arrangements and structures in society, even if these
    • what credit, capital and interest are. Yet even these things which
    • development in this time, for consciousness to be present. It would
    • just these anti-social forces did not become ever more powerful; they
    • progress properly, anti-social forces must develop
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • their development. Outwardly, in social life, structures must work so
    • One must grasp the essential inner development of mankind in our time,
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    • any thoughts which could have been fruitful in that sphere. Even
    • — concerning which one may venture to say that even he was not quite
    • did it never really come to the surface?
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • the best that has been said at this level of scholarship. From the
    • Goethe himself did not succeed in lifting to the level of spiritual
    • Why is it that through the whole development of this brilliant phase
    • developed through the centuries to the condition in which it finds
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • was going on all the time, and it developed in a perfectly
    • Latin-Roman influence. Everything pertaining to the State, to the
    • economic ideas and procedures are a direct development from social
    • belong together, in spite of external unification. Inwardly, however,
    • of the Roman element had even found its way into the wild Nibelung men
    • for everything that happened has also brought blessings and was
    • developed from the seeds planted in mid-European civilisation was
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
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    • any thoughts which could have been fruitful in that sphere. Even
    • — concerning which one may venture to say that even he was not quite
    • did it never really come to the surface?
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • the best that has been said at this level of scholarship. From the
    • Goethe himself did not succeed in lifting to the level of spiritual
    • Why is it that through the whole development of this brilliant phase
    • developed through the centuries to the condition in which it finds
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • was going on all the time, and it developed in a perfectly
    • Latin-Roman influence. Everything pertaining to the State, to the
    • economic ideas and procedures are a direct development from social
    • belong together, in spite of external unification. Inwardly, however,
    • of the Roman element had even found its way into the wild Nibelung men
    • for everything that happened has also brought blessings and was
    • developed from the seeds planted in mid-European civilisation was
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
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  • Title: Lecture: The Structure of the Lord's Prayer
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    • merged with the divine Ground. These formulae, however, belong to the
    • One should not imagine however that Christian prayer was always
    • this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou
    • revealed by the original language in which it was taught. But the
    • When we turn to the prayers of other peoples, we find, wherever
    • This physical body however is not, as the materialist imagines, simply
    • common with the plants and animals, for every plant, animal or human
    • refer to oneself. To everyone else I am a “thou”, and everyone
    • name of God. “Jahve” signifies simply “I am”. Wherever
    • peoples, even as far back as the Indian people from whom our present
    • But even this civilization is not the oldest on earth. We can look
    • through innumerable incarnations and developed their physical body to
    • transformation raised itself to a higher level, we call the higher
    • to which was added at that time the germ of higher development which
    • Godhead. Will is the power or force which is least developed to-day.
    • The will, however, has the potentiality to grow increasingly in
    • faithful copy of your physiognomy, imitates your every gesture,
    • resembles you in every respect, but it is a lifeless image of
    • with your lifeless image, which resembles you in every detail, but is
    • had developed to the point when it was able to make the decision to
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    • merged with the divine Ground. These formulae, however, belong to the
    • One should not imagine however that Christian prayer was always
    • this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou
    • revealed by the original language in which it was taught. But the
    • When we turn to the prayers of other peoples, we find, wherever
    • This physical body however is not, as the materialist imagines, simply
    • common with the plants and animals, for every plant, animal or human
    • refer to oneself. To everyone else I am a “thou”, and everyone
    • name of God. “Jahve” signifies simply “I am”. Wherever
    • peoples, even as far back as the Indian people from whom our present
    • But even this civilization is not the oldest on earth. We can look
    • through innumerable incarnations and developed their physical body to
    • transformation raised itself to a higher level, we call the higher
    • to which was added at that time the germ of higher development which
    • Godhead. Will is the power or force which is least developed to-day.
    • The will, however, has the potentiality to grow increasingly in
    • faithful copy of your physiognomy, imitates your every gesture,
    • resembles you in every respect, but it is a lifeless image of
    • with your lifeless image, which resembles you in every detail, but is
    • had developed to the point when it was able to make the decision to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • life; everything experienced by the soul in the form of pricks of
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • nevertheless when we look back, its effects can be apprehended
    • belongs to the soul. Will therefore reveals itself in organic
    • trying to penetrate into us, preventing us from full experience of our
    • indeed even to those he loved or knew intimately. These conditions can
    • all social endeavor should be to prevent human beings from becoming
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • Now these waves of the will surge even higher — into the conceptual
    • rejection or denial. Everything we negate in life, everything the
    • relation to the outer world — to the level of abstract judgment.
    • can surge even higher — into the domain of the senses. When negative
    • time, when owing to the development of the ego we no longer feel any
    • body — not as intensely as we do, but nevertheless intensely. — Not
    • so the ancient Persians. The wise men among them did not believe that
    • the sun-mystery must now arise. Behind everything that takes place in
    • development of contemporary civilization. This was Julian the
    • subconsciousness, into purely organic activity and even into
    • and records of the ancient wisdom. Everything that could in any
    • enunciated as a categorical truth in every book of physics today. But
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    • life; everything experienced by the soul in the form of pricks of
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • nevertheless when we look back, its effects can be apprehended
    • belongs to the soul. Will therefore reveals itself in organic
    • trying to penetrate into us, preventing us from full experience of our
    • indeed even to those he loved or knew intimately. These conditions can
    • all social endeavor should be to prevent human beings from becoming
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • Now these waves of the will surge even higher — into the conceptual
    • rejection or denial. Everything we negate in life, everything the
    • relation to the outer world — to the level of abstract judgment.
    • can surge even higher — into the domain of the senses. When negative
    • time, when owing to the development of the ego we no longer feel any
    • body — not as intensely as we do, but nevertheless intensely. — Not
    • so the ancient Persians. The wise men among them did not believe that
    • the sun-mystery must now arise. Behind everything that takes place in
    • development of contemporary civilization. This was Julian the
    • subconsciousness, into purely organic activity and even into
    • and records of the ancient wisdom. Everything that could in any
    • enunciated as a categorical truth in every book of physics today. But
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  • Title: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • then look for a little at some of these conceptions, even though they
    • order of our life; it leaves us free to go forward in everyday life as
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • the same as [that which] in ancient times prevented the priests from giving
    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • not misunderstood) becomes, even in ordinary life, cognition on a
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • ideal, however, that is indissolubly bound up with his worth and
    • set us upon the path. In all the development of natural science in
    • clearly. Study the development of natural science and you will be
    • fact that scientists base their results everywhere on observation and
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • although the thought remains united with him, it nevertheless wrests
    • in the field of astronomy or physics or chemistry to-day, or even only
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    • The subject before us is concerned with two ideas that man can never
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • then look for a little at some of these conceptions, even though they
    • order of our life; it leaves us free to go forward in everyday life as
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • the same as [that which] in ancient times prevented the priests from giving
    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • not misunderstood) becomes, even in ordinary life, cognition on a
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • ideal, however, that is indissolubly bound up with his worth and
    • set us upon the path. In all the development of natural science in
    • clearly. Study the development of natural science and you will be
    • fact that scientists base their results everywhere on observation and
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • although the thought remains united with him, it nevertheless wrests
    • in the field of astronomy or physics or chemistry to-day, or even only
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
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    • be vague and nebulous whenever it is a question of getting beyond the
    • facts of everyday life.
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • existence, and they are severed by untruthfulness. The purely
    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • physical point of view. But when, through untruthfulness, he severs
    • sense of being “out of the common.” But even here he has fallen
    • into an inner uncertainty that makes itself felt even in the physical body.
    • thus describes him. The essential thing, however, is that he shall be
    • it to be this copy of reality. It behooves us, however, to feel the
    • body. A highly developed sense of beauty gives us a right relation to
    • “Never do I feel the peripheral structure of my hands and fingers so
    • vividly as when this statue stands there before me! Never have I such
    • affecting even the very pores of his skin. In ancient times men were
    • view everything from the head — the organ belonging to these
    • when this sense is highly developed, it binds man strongly to the
    • awakened in the soul. Beauty gives us joy once more, even in the
    • never to undervalue the significance of beauty in education and in
    • How can man develop an actual power that will lead him directly into
    • When this true morality develops into momentous impulses of will which
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    • be vague and nebulous whenever it is a question of getting beyond the
    • facts of everyday life.
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • existence, and they are severed by untruthfulness. The purely
    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • physical point of view. But when, through untruthfulness, he severs
    • sense of being “out of the common.” But even here he has fallen
    • into an inner uncertainty that makes itself felt even in the physical body.
    • thus describes him. The essential thing, however, is that he shall be
    • it to be this copy of reality. It behooves us, however, to feel the
    • body. A highly developed sense of beauty gives us a right relation to
    • “Never do I feel the peripheral structure of my hands and fingers so
    • vividly as when this statue stands there before me! Never have I such
    • affecting even the very pores of his skin. In ancient times men were
    • view everything from the head — the organ belonging to these
    • when this sense is highly developed, it binds man strongly to the
    • awakened in the soul. Beauty gives us joy once more, even in the
    • never to undervalue the significance of beauty in education and in
    • How can man develop an actual power that will lead him directly into
    • When this true morality develops into momentous impulses of will which
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • which, although it is also generally celebrated, cannot however be
    • — in a dream, or however one may wish to call it. Here we have to
    • do with the perception of this event through inner soul-forces,
    • which is never properly grasped in the present age. To-day we usually
    • differently in ancient times — for instance, seven or eight
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • giving them insight into the course of world-events. Thus, on the one
    • dream-experience, in inward perception, by the event of Christ Jesus'
    • birth, while, on the other, the Three Magi from the East developed a
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • the starry worlds and wherein the secrets of human events were also
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • presence of an essential Being in the universe, in the case of every
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
    • character that, even then, in the age of instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • pupil was led to develop a more wide-awake life than normally. The
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • nevertheless true, that what our children learn as arithmetic and
    • things, so remote from life and reality. There is not even a true
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    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • which, although it is also generally celebrated, cannot however be
    • — in a dream, or however one may wish to call it. Here we have to
    • do with the perception of this event through inner soul-forces,
    • which is never properly grasped in the present age. To-day we usually
    • differently in ancient times — for instance, seven or eight
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • giving them insight into the course of world-events. Thus, on the one
    • dream-experience, in inward perception, by the event of Christ Jesus'
    • birth, while, on the other, the Three Magi from the East developed a
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • the starry worlds and wherein the secrets of human events were also
    • revealed. This ancient knowledge of the stars was something quite
    • presence of an essential Being in the universe, in the case of every
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
    • character that, even then, in the age of instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • pupil was led to develop a more wide-awake life than normally. The
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • nevertheless true, that what our children learn as arithmetic and
    • things, so remote from life and reality. There is not even a true
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • the interests of immediate life. People believe — some as a
    • everyday events. People consider it, in both a good and a bad sense,
    • believe that what, in effect, is a sort of parochial politics is the
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • following ingenious comment to make; One could not believe that this
    • unpractical to the highest degree, because it would cause severe
    • times that are not so far behind us, we find that even the leading
    • impossible for women to get into the educated professions or ever be
    • of natural science it is hardly surprising that one believes those to
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • This however,
    • women's abilities has been answered, nevertheless, if we wish to
    • said about the difference between man and woman! Everywhere today you
    • every woman who looks dispassionately at a man sees him as a big
    • history of humanity's development to see that there were times once,
    • vary in all directions. Even more noticeable for us is the fact that
    • humanity itself. People do not consider, however, that the life of
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • That never entered anyone's head. The women's question came into
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    • strongly on current everyday issues, could be considered from the
    • the interests of immediate life. People believe — some as a
    • everyday events. People consider it, in both a good and a bad sense,
    • believe that what, in effect, is a sort of parochial politics is the
    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • following ingenious comment to make; One could not believe that this
    • unpractical to the highest degree, because it would cause severe
    • times that are not so far behind us, we find that even the leading
    • impossible for women to get into the educated professions or ever be
    • of natural science it is hardly surprising that one believes those to
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • This however,
    • women's abilities has been answered, nevertheless, if we wish to
    • said about the difference between man and woman! Everywhere today you
    • every woman who looks dispassionately at a man sees him as a big
    • history of humanity's development to see that there were times once,
    • vary in all directions. Even more noticeable for us is the fact that
    • humanity itself. People do not consider, however, that the life of
    • and fro the self-evident rights of man. Nowhere, however, is it
    • That never entered anyone's head. The women's question came into
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  • Title: Lecture: The Work of the Angels In Man's Astral Body
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    • (Bibl. No. 182). The volume contains the texts of seven lectures
    • Whatever their view of the world, men are generally convinced that
    • their own souls. Those who hold such views believe that thoughts and
    • In the case of an individual human being, everybody knows that account
    • must be taken of his stage of development, not only of the outer facts
    • ten, twenty, thirty, fifty, seventy years of age. But nobody in his
    • fifty-year-olds, the seventy-year-olds! How human beings may be
    • taking account of their stage of development. Everybody will admit
    • was the period of the development of the Intellectual Soul, or Mind-Soul;
    • the development of the Consciousness-Soul (the Spiritual Soul) has been
    • But in true Spiritual Science we must never stop at generalisations
    • and abstractions; everywhere and at all times it must be our endeavour
    • account of its development; but we must not stop there.
    • speaking, everything that enters into our consciousness enters it
    • constantly working within them. And those who believe that man is
    • set purpose in everything that takes place, without our being conscious
    • be. Nevertheless if man is to be understood, these things too must be
    • In this domain it is extremely difficult even to formulate a concrete
    • indescribably complex and we can never do more than make an approach
    • are doing can come to us only when we have achieved a certain degree
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    • (Bibl. No. 182). The volume contains the texts of seven lectures
    • Whatever their view of the world, men are generally convinced that
    • their own souls. Those who hold such views believe that thoughts and
    • In the case of an individual human being, everybody knows that account
    • must be taken of his stage of development, not only of the outer facts
    • ten, twenty, thirty, fifty, seventy years of age. But nobody in his
    • fifty-year-olds, the seventy-year-olds! How human beings may be
    • taking account of their stage of development. Everybody will admit
    • was the period of the development of the Intellectual Soul, or Mind-Soul;
    • the development of the Consciousness-Soul (the Spiritual Soul) has been
    • But in true Spiritual Science we must never stop at generalisations
    • and abstractions; everywhere and at all times it must be our endeavour
    • account of its development; but we must not stop there.
    • speaking, everything that enters into our consciousness enters it
    • constantly working within them. And those who believe that man is
    • set purpose in everything that takes place, without our being conscious
    • be. Nevertheless if man is to be understood, these things too must be
    • In this domain it is extremely difficult even to formulate a concrete
    • indescribably complex and we can never do more than make an approach
    • are doing can come to us only when we have achieved a certain degree
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • us that he was able to believe in Christ only from the moment in
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • convinced of the true existence of the Christ-being before the event
    • Until the event at Damascus, Paul saw in the shameful crucifixion of
    • outside their bodies with their souls and were able to reveive the
    • distant ages people never contemplated death as an end. Their problem
    • development — that death began to have a real influence in
    • death, they would never have been able to develop an intellect, for
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
    • something about death, and can therefore develop the intellect within
    • and on which they cannot develop the intellect. It is not possible
    • the whole Earth would have become entirely intellectual, without ever
    • Ahriman uses every opportunity to encourage men in the exclusive use
    • his rule over the earth. In this time even theology becomes
    • edge to Ahriman's rule through the Christ event, Ahriman would have
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    • The mystery of death taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. Saul and the event at Damascus when he became the apostle Paul. The role of Ahriman, Satan, the World Prince, in the course of human evolution.
    • “Nothing has ever been said that is not in utmost degree the purest
    • result of developing Anthroposophy ... Whoever reads this privately
    • be necessary, however, to put up with the fact that erroneous matter
    • us that he was able to believe in Christ only from the moment in
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • convinced of the true existence of the Christ-being before the event
    • Until the event at Damascus, Paul saw in the shameful crucifixion of
    • outside their bodies with their souls and were able to reveive the
    • distant ages people never contemplated death as an end. Their problem
    • development — that death began to have a real influence in
    • death, they would never have been able to develop an intellect, for
    • and Moon it would never have been able to develop beings who know
    • something about death, and can therefore develop the intellect within
    • and on which they cannot develop the intellect. It is not possible
    • the whole Earth would have become entirely intellectual, without ever
    • Ahriman uses every opportunity to encourage men in the exclusive use
    • his rule over the earth. In this time even theology becomes
    • edge to Ahriman's rule through the Christ event, Ahriman would have
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    • Whatever we may think of the historical truth of this tradition, it is
    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
    • linger, in his mind. As to the man who is as yet undeveloped, when he
    • “Let a man withdraw himself ever so much within the realm of pure
    • sense-perceptions.” This statement holds good, however, only for
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • which perhaps has been drawn on paper, but we think of any and every
    • representation of a comprehensive spiritual fact. Here again, however,
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • — this is what everyone who really seeks after Truth should keep
    • never find a Circle in the World, which will not confirm for thee in
    • super-sensible mathematical perception; no experience will ever
    • however, the point becomes alive, the zero becomes an active Cause.
    • are dead; if, however, we perceive these points as differential
    • precisely to this. Whatever may be objected in particular against
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • thought-control. Even if errors do creep in this field, they will
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    • Whatever we may think of the historical truth of this tradition, it is
    • will prove. Even when the man who lives in this every-day world does
    • linger, in his mind. As to the man who is as yet undeveloped, when he
    • “Let a man withdraw himself ever so much within the realm of pure
    • sense-perceptions.” This statement holds good, however, only for
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • his Doctrine of Ideas. In demanding this, however, he demanded no more
    • which perhaps has been drawn on paper, but we think of any and every
    • representation of a comprehensive spiritual fact. Here again, however,
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • — this is what everyone who really seeks after Truth should keep
    • never find a Circle in the World, which will not confirm for thee in
    • super-sensible mathematical perception; no experience will ever
    • however, the point becomes alive, the zero becomes an active Cause.
    • are dead; if, however, we perceive these points as differential
    • precisely to this. Whatever may be objected in particular against
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • thought-control. Even if errors do creep in this field, they will
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    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series entitled,
    • Lecture eleven of thirty-eight lectures in the lecture series
    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • plays reveal that they were written by a man who had a thorough
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • the early Middle Ages we find, even in Dante and in spite of
    • Shakespeare's plays. He simply allows the events to take their course
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • experiences could only enrich his dramatic creation. Even the fact
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • the effect produced by the characters must have been even greater than
    • by bad staging), Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even
    • which has never been surpassed throughout the centuries.
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    • lecture. But important points emerge even from these incomplete notes.
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • plays reveal that they were written by a man who had a thorough
    • action, as in the wonderful exposition and development of the single
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • the early Middle Ages we find, even in Dante and in spite of
    • Shakespeare's plays. He simply allows the events to take their course
    • and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his action in such
    • experiences could only enrich his dramatic creation. Even the fact
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • the effect produced by the characters must have been even greater than
    • by bad staging), Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even
    • which has never been surpassed throughout the centuries.
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    • emerge even from these incomplete notes. Marie
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • witness that he is their author. His plays reveal that they were
    • wonderful development of the individual characters. The poet
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • Renaissance. During the early middle ages we find, even in Dante
    • simply allows the events to take their course consistently,
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • dramatic creation. Even the fact that in spite of his good
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • staging, Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even when
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • emerge even from these incomplete notes. Marie
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • witness that he is their author. His plays reveal that they were
    • wonderful development of the individual characters. The poet
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • Renaissance. During the early middle ages we find, even in Dante
    • simply allows the events to take their course consistently,
    • stage, and this practical knowledge enabled him to develop his
    • dramatic creation. Even the fact that in spite of his good
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • staging, Shakespeare's plays leave a strong impression, even when
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • spiritual streams with which it is connected. An even more important
    • borders for the attack. They were, however, able to achieve nothing.
    • Osiris, who represented the inpouring Divine. He is the Revealer. The
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
    • everything which has not come from out of the soul itself. ‘You
    • must strip off everything that is external revelation, everything that
    • believe in the truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the
    • itself. Life is everywhere. The limited form is the hindrance. There
    • forces which stream out in every direction. Form grows precisely out
    • Life as such overcomes every Form. It propagates itself through
    • Christianity and lives in all forms and confessions. Whoever seeks the
    • Revealer, Roman, Rosicrucian, Soul, Templars, Waldenses, Widow
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    • spiritual streams with which it is connected. An even more important
    • borders for the attack. They were, however, able to achieve nothing.
    • Osiris, who represented the inpouring Divine. He is the Revealer. The
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
    • everything which has not come from out of the soul itself. ‘You
    • must strip off everything that is external revelation, everything that
    • believe in the truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the
    • itself. Life is everywhere. The limited form is the hindrance. There
    • forces which stream out in every direction. Form grows precisely out
    • Life as such overcomes every Form. It propagates itself through
    • Christianity and lives in all forms and confessions. Whoever seeks the
    • Revealer, Roman, Rosicrucian, Soul, Templars, Waldenses, Widow
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    • acquired by the survey of ever-greater periods of time. The Greek
  • Title: Man as a Being: Introduction
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    • “Nothing has ever been said that was not the purest result of
    • Anthroposophy as it developed ... Whoever reads this privately printed
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    • To-day, when everything is in a way turned upside down, it has even
    • something quite other than the development of consciousness of our own
    • nevertheless anyone who can really analyse the whole field of our
    • of sight, the seventh the sense of taste, the eighth the sense of
    • should be entirely unable to develop full consciousness. Next comes
    • we experience the sense of sight. The eleventh sense is the sense of
    • then you would certainly never be objectively clear about the man's
    • hearing, and even more the word-sense, the sense of thought and the
    • ego-sense, are poorly developed. Such a man lives as it were without
    • even of smell, change everything around them according to their
    • every day. If you want an example, you can see it in the latest
    • thoughts of another. He seizes hold of everything as if he were
    • drinking wine or vinegar or eating some kind of food. Everything
    • nevertheless, when you touch something, the experience you have is an
    • subjective manner, this movement and this balance are nevertheless
    • conveys this to you also. Even though the process is confined within
    • other egos near us, if we were never to perceive words and thoughts?
    • still develops to some extent on the surface. There we do have a clear
    • exception of the limb-system, but actually even that too), very few
    • civilisation, or culture, or refinement of taste has not developed so
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    • But at all events, if we are quite clear about this distinction
    • being thoroughly we shall never reach full clarity about the most
    • century, human progress has consisted predominantly in the development
    • believe themselves to represent the spiritual life of to-day
    • modern philosophy developed out of Scholasticism, people thought that
    • humanity believes that it forms an unprejudiced judgment, whereas the
    • judgment it utters is nothing but the result of an historical event.
    • difficulty — only by the survey of ever wider and wider
    • is an utter impossibility. We do not even understand Aristotle. And
    • Even when Aristotle was compiling his logic, which is certainly pretty
    • external knowledge, even if not personal vision — there was
    • the spiritual world, even if only in an instinctive way. And for him
    • Nevertheless, out of this superficial knowledge people do hold forth
    • important element in European development.
    • to develop more and more, reaching western humanity just in the middle
    • one can say that during its development from the fourth to the
    • thereafter establishes itself firmly, applying reason ever more and
    • be worth while, and he achieved nothing of any intrinsic value,
    • repudiated. Hence his psychology remained truncated, since he achieved
    • developed in this respect was developed within the ancient eastern
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    • expression in everyday communal life. You find it in the relationship
    • of two human capacities which even the most casual examination shows
    • these ideas are even made to cover the plants. The scientists form an
    • death and even plant death, all in the same way, without taking into
    • memory develops in the course of the development of the individual.
    • way it expresses itself from the ages of six, seven or eight onwards.
    • concerned the child is an imitator, an imitator even as regards the
    • faculty of memory arises more out of the child's inward development,
    • I can only hint at these things, for in the last resort everyone, if
    • memory, interwoven as it were with the formation of concepts, develops
    • On the other hand, what develops in us as the faculty of memory
    • and death, but that we have to develop a higher faculty which traces
    • so heavy that it would crush everything that lay beneath it were it
    • which the human being is involved. But even if you do not stress this
    • head, in the early stages of its development, becomes more like the
    • shape, we bring with us out of our previous earth-life. Whoever
    • call material and what in later life, from seven to eight years of age
    • onwards, develops as the soul-spiritual life. It really is a fact that
    • I developed this more fully in the course of lectures given here in
    • show how it is developed in the present earth-life, but passes over
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    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • Festival. That however will only be possible when the might and power of the
    • of the karma of the Anthroposophical Society. We can however carry these
    • great numbers of their fellow-men, beings who, however, only show themselves
    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • nevertheless led over World Being and World Thought into the realm of the
    • beautiful completeness, but he never succeeded in drawing any picture of
    • the hearts and minds of men, what lives of him still in their reverence and
    • and write about him. This time however he spoke only of his pictures and not
    • deep impression they make on us. Whatever we have before us in immediate
    • sense-reality, whatever the eye can see and recognise as beautiful — all
    • Michael mood of this year, until not only is the Michael Thought revealed in
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
    • He, the Christ-messenger, revealeth in you —
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    • Dornach, Michaelmas Eve, 1924
    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • Festival. That however will only be possible when the might and power of the
    • of the karma of the Anthroposophical Society. We can however carry these
    • great numbers of their fellow-men, beings who, however, only show themselves
    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • nevertheless led over World Being and World Thought into the realm of the
    • beautiful completeness, but he never succeeded in drawing any picture of
    • the hearts and minds of men, what lives of him still in their reverence and
    • and write about him. This time however he spoke only of his pictures and not
    • deep impression they make on us. Whatever we have before us in immediate
    • sense-reality, whatever the eye can see and recognise as beautiful — all
    • Michael mood of this year, until not only is the Michael Thought revealed in
    • and points us to that which must now take place. For it must even be so that
    • He, the Christ-messenger, revealeth in you —
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • hour, at every moment, of vital and profound significance for our
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • death and a new birth is so constituted that everything we do awakens
    • a new birth we can do nothing, we cannot even move, pictorially
    • develops in an animal or in a human being, all science and all schools
    • the play of cosmic forces. Everything that takes shape in the egg is
    • abode, in which the Cosmos, the whole World-System, is developing this
    • being of soul could never descend if it had not itself worked at the
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • never been made remain outside the circle.
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • the dead does, even when he simply moves, causes either pleasure or
    • pain in his environment, so we can say concerning everything
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • or outside them. Even in the case of souls with whom we are already
    • be attained by those who have enough perseverance, along the path
    • for such experiences reveal the complete difference of the spiritual
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    • put to direct application in everyday life, and we may sometimes be
    • inclined to feel it all rather remote from everyday life. But this is
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • hour, at every moment, of vital and profound significance for our
    • environment of the so-called dead conditions are such that everything
    • death and a new birth is so constituted that everything we do awakens
    • a new birth we can do nothing, we cannot even move, pictorially
    • develops in an animal or in a human being, all science and all schools
    • the play of cosmic forces. Everything that takes shape in the egg is
    • abode, in which the Cosmos, the whole World-System, is developing this
    • being of soul could never descend if it had not itself worked at the
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • never been made remain outside the circle.
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • the dead does, even when he simply moves, causes either pleasure or
    • pain in his environment, so we can say concerning everything
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • or outside them. Even in the case of souls with whom we are already
    • be attained by those who have enough perseverance, along the path
    • for such experiences reveal the complete difference of the spiritual
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    • human effort and research, of human development, morals, and life,
    • mighty event in earthly evolution which we know as the advent of
    • gradually developing humanity, seeds which remained hidden during the
    • similar exists as a deep mystery in the development of man. In history
    • a remarkable secret is revealed to us when we follow these connections
    • compare that which developed in ancient Rome with the feeling, the
    • results of civilization develop in an exceedingly profound way from
    • Everyone knows this wonderful figure of the Virgin in the centre of
    • would ask you, however, to note one thing with regard to it which
    • cloud out of which develop a great number of similar little children,
    • the clouds seem to be in process of development, and the child in the
    • Madonna is also revealed in the Egyptian myth, for it there describes
    • gatherings where true believers met true priests. Think of the effect
    • else which developed in the peculiar constitution of the Egyptian
    • as tradition. The Egyptian was the reverse of a theorist or mere
    • yet human to any high degree; it was only in course of development,
    • lines going in every direction. Space may be felt, it may be
    • shall see a further development. In the Pyramid we see presented the
    • exists, and he even comes to deny what is spiritual. He believes that
  • 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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    • Mysteries cannot discern the connection, they cannot even observe the
    • people have exactly the same illness — in reality this never
    • humanity — will seem absurd; however, they are not so. How is
    • Nevertheless, it is of great use to the inner being of man to dwell on
    • eyes we cannot see the events of those times, nor with sensely hands
    • however, it necessitated the suppression of the ego, as in
    • healthy conditions, would result in his never being ill from internal
    • even dangerously ill, we must not regard this as a sign that Spiritual
    • This took place, however, millions and millions of years ago.
    • healing power even today.
    • eyes, because our sense organs had not developed; the sun's influence,
    • however, penetrated through the veils of mist and cloud, and with the
    • shall best understand the purpose of this development if we enquire:
    • will go into the Moon development later.) This common body was then
    • Now think of development as having progressed: the sun withdrew. What
    • outside. Beings who represented truly living ever-accelerating
    • stiffening; everything which would have tended to make form permanent.
    • There remained to man, however, from these ancient times something
    • accordance with the law of repetition everything he had passed through
    • guided and adjusted everything that man experienced in the first
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  • 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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    • acknowledge that whereas every human being has its individual
    • not every animal has an “ I ,” but that certain groups of
    • eyes it is present within the skin of every human being. This is not
    • recognized, but also in every direction by astral currents, and in
    • astral substances. It is this also which cooperates in the development
    • The clairvoyant sees every growing plant thus surrounded by astral
    • flower is plucked; exactly the reverse is the case. For example, when
    • not the case that in the astral world everything is astral; this is as
    • little the case as that in the physical world everything is physical.
    • astral body, and even the ego of man; and the clairvoyant also sees
    • the mineral. Astral rays stream thus from every mineral. They have no
    • connected with the Universe, it is as if every single thing in the
    • disappear as if into a hollow globe. You can think of every mineral as
    • everywhere in the world. These hollow globes interpenetrate each
    • stream towards us from every direction of space. These egos reveal
    • egos of minerals form the circumference of the earth-sphere. Wherever
    • Let us picture how things were at one time in the earth's development.
    • ever softer and softer till at last its condition is fluidic or even
    • We need never lose respect for the writings of true Initiates when we
    • come to understand them; every line of the inspired Biblical record
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  • 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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    • normal development man is incapable of working beyond one incarnation.
    • parlance, Asuras. Spiritual Beings are at work everywhere in the
    • “solid”; everything fluid (not only water but quicksilver,
    • for instance) is called “water”; everything in the shape of
    • gas, “air”; everything that can be perceived as having any
    • as aquatic creatures, such as fish, but, in spite of the ever-changing
    • universe, and man, Beings who are at a higher stage even than the
    • than warmth. Wherever there is anything that sends forth light we
    • of Form. It is they who give form to everything around us. Wherever
    • within the mighty whole; nothing is repeated, everything is under the
    • Thus we pass to greater and ever greater grades of' Spiritual Beings,
    • ever greater degrees of perfection. This is also the case as regards
    • now, they also have passed through lower stages of development.
    • Form, whom we look up to and reverence as very exalted Beings, passed
    • these Beings! But even they are under the law of evolution, and
    • rose through ever higher and higher stages of development during the
    • development, to find another dwelling-place, and that was why they
    • degree of development behind them were intimately connected with this
    • made in schools to demonstrate the course of this development. A small
    • development. These Beings had progressed too far to make of the earth
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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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    • of human Development.
    • The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynamis, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
    • gradually developed out of the cosmos; that in a far distant past the
    • that not only man goes through development, but that all the Beings in
    • the cosmos are undergoing development also. Those exalted Beings who
    • — have also passed through a development; previously they were at
    • capable of carrying on their development from the genesis of the
    • everywhere who have fallen behind at some stage. Yesterday we heard
    • everything solid away from man, also everything liquid and everything
    • condition of Saturn, because few people have developed the capacity
    • light, it did not shine; only towards the end of its development did
    • directions, that they stretched on every side; you would have
    • (in the occult sense), and everything within the Sun passed through
    • physical body on the Sun was, however, quite different to what it is
    • with a certain degree of warmth. Now think away everything but the
    • development. It was not only during the development of our Earth, but
    • also earlier, during the Moon development, that the Sun separated off
    • must realize that even during the ancient Moon period the Sun with its
    • entirely different. In fact, upon the ancient Moon man developed in
    • man and the present animal. In a Spiritual sense he was, however,
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
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    • ever smaller circles to reach that which we desire. Hence it may seem
    • high stage of development that they could no longer make use of the
    • active in the earlier stages of development of our planet, during the
    • the Spirits of Form, of whom Jehovah is one, were active even at that
    • preparatory stages; everything had first to undergo a certain
    • development before man could rise to his present noble form. If asked
    • Form were even then active, working slowly and gradually at the human
    • having no trace of his present hard bones, nothing even so solid as
    • stage of development, their form would, to a certain extent, have
    • ossified, thus preserving some earlier form. It was, however,
    • it to re-model and ennoble it. Suppose that through events which we
    • from the ever working Forces of Form, that they were no longer so
    • environment. Up to that time everything about him had indefinite
    • at every stage of evolution. Not all of them had reached the stage
    • they might have reached; not even all the beings whom we have called
    • Sun-Spirits had now attained normal development, and had exactly hit
    • course of normal development they were active at other times.
    • undeveloped astral body was exposed to the influence of these backward
    • but these Beings who meanwhile had developed further now worked
    • body. These latter beings, therefore, retarded man's development if
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  • 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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    • to say such things about past conditions of the earth and of man. Even
    • develop certain truths step by step; we give them forth gradually, in
    • Let us turn our attention once more to this early development. Even the
    • tapestry. Everything that moves within the human astral body today,
    • only the possibility of these passions, which are, however, of a soul
    • development means. In animals we see our own past, although these have
    • time, however, the genus lion has also passed through further
    • development, and because of this the present lion has no longer the
    • We must not, however, imagine that all the animal forms we see around
    • passes. Even at a period later than this the environment of man was
    • developed a certain light. This lantern, when the pineal gland was
    • developed, projected from the head, enabling man to distinguish
    • Natural science describes it as a degenerated eye. This it never was;
    • fishes which at times develop a light remind us of them) when there
    • and more fitted to be his own master, and to develop what we call
    • enabled to assume various shapes — everything by which he could
    • developed. We saw how certain human beings became stunted in their
    • development by allowing this hardening process to take place too soon,
    • different races developed. Only those people, who migrated from their
    • development that is of importance.
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
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    • everything is connected with a spiritual part. We have seen how the
    • development of the flower, encircles them above the earth. Everything
    • Now, by developing certain capacities which are to be found slumbering
    • concerned with the earth, even though they send their forces from the
    • gained through the development of clairvoyant consciousness; and of
    • this development we shall speak later. In the first place let us ask:
    • Are there on the other planets men such as those developing on our
    • warmth and gas, and beings passing through their human development
    • bones, etc. In earthly evolution nothing is repeated, every stage has
    • carries out his development. This development has only been made
    • inhabited by Archangels, but because of advancing development it was
    • lower state. In order that certain beings might develop high enough
    • realize that a world-being like our sun has developed occultly from a
    • As was pointed out in the last lecture, after everything had united
    • in the distant future, will have developed from man and from the
    • If man fills himself ever more and more with the Christ-Principle, if
    • with the Christ, he will himself grow ever more Christ-like, and will
    • we now find everywhere around us on our earth. The forces of the Moon,
    • several parts are arranged according to the highest wisdom. Take a
    • surrounding world, we see wisdom at the root of everything. Man can
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    • his development throughout the Lemurian and Atlantean epochs he has
    • everything was more or less blurred; and when at night he left his
    • objective day consciousness became ever clearer and clearer, and, on
    • it was intended he should develop.
    • We must conceive of everything in the world as graded; that just as
    • influenced his imaginative consciousness, which was, however, dim. So
    • etheric bodies. The life we lead from morning till evening exhausts
    • us. This wears out our physical and etheric bodies, and in the evening
    • appearance above. One might even say that the Gods profit by
    • which is not so easy, but is, however, necessary, if we are to
    • planet of love, that love will be first rightly developed upon the
    • yourselves an exceedingly rich person who has never known anything but
    • riches, nor ever experienced the deep satisfaction of soul which
    • same time a gift; it would never have existed if the rich person had
    • We must now picture the further development of man from this
    • those who were best prepared to pass through an advanced development.
    • Atlantean catastrophe there were some even among those who had
    • journeyed towards Asia, Europe, and Africa who had already lost every
    • Everywhere under certain conditions there were some who (between
    • times to which even history refers, a time when there was an original
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
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    • parallels in the spiritual world. Even if we go further back in human
    • world between death and rebirth. Though some people believe that
    • rebirth everything can be described in a few typical words, this
    • Destinies change in the spiritual period of human development also. We
    • other kingdoms around him. Man, as at present developed, is by no
    • being extended into the kingdom of the Angels, Archangels, and even
    • the stage to which he attained. He grew even more and more conscious
    • As time passed on man grew ever more conscious in the physical world.
    • saw Angels and Archangels, and later, in the Atlantean epoch, even
    • beings. Man still knew the Christ, however, through the deeds and the
    • So humanity developed through the different ages of post-Atlantean
    • it was never lost completely; it was never extinguished, though it
    • grew dim. The more affection man developed for the sensible physical
    • the physical world. Men, however, grew ever less and less fitted for
    • idea developed that the Gods were losing their connection with the
    • who, even as late as the Atlantean epoch, had descended into the
    • those involved in it than were those of fire and water, however
    • and the seventh right on to the time of the war of all against all.
    • would never have taken place. Man has, however, taken a path that
    • they would have developed greater powers) or whether they would take
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
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    • development is reflected in the civilization of ancient India; the
    • endeavoured, as far as time permitted, to sketch the various events of
    • development — in which man received the foundations of his ego,
    • the age now running its course. Secret connections do, however, exist
    • this vision, and can only believe in the reality of the physical body.
    • Suppose that we represent here the seven consecutive cultural periods
    • relationship to the universe. In every realm of Greek culture we see
    • return in the seventh. Everything has a deep and law-filled
    • extremes, those things connecting the first and the seventh age. Let
    • Everything that appeared later had been first prepared for; this was
    • itself as it is now, but was really led and guided in its development
    • understand them. However had the impression this division into castes
    • makes on us at the present time, there was every justification for it,
    • longer quite correct; even in Theosophical handbooks great mistakes
    • Globe, Races which develop one after the other — so that we have
    • But this is not the case. Even in regard to present humanity there is
    • no justification for speaking of a mere development of races. In the
    • true sense of the word we can only speak of race development during
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    • In The Stages Of Human Development.
    • The Reversing Of Egyptian Remembrance Into Material Forms By Way Of
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    • Eleven Lectures by
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    • flow into European culture, which since the Event of Christ had become
    • consciousness. Beside the reverent pursuit of ancient wisdom, it was
    • spring ever and again from what is dead. An historical sense had to be
    • one had ever described in so powerful and sublime a fashion the
    • All this teaching culminated in the central event of human evolution:
    • logical sequence of events from civilization to civilization had been
    • described, the great central event clearly illuminated. There are
    • have given new meaning to historic events.
    • culminated in the Event of Golgotha, by which the hidden mysteries
    • tragedy of the personality lies in its severance from the spiritual
    • blossom of deep religious fervour. In order to keep pace with events,
    • unique character of this event must be recognised as the decisive
    • development. Power will be given to him if today he desires knowledge
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    • an idea of the Christ Event in so far as it is
    • regards spiritual development in Europe during this
    • Ever since a Jesuitical current arose in Europe,
    • soul-life. Now, whatever may be said against the
    • as impulses to do the one and avoid the other. Even
    • what we call our conscience, however vague the
    • we live in consciously, everything we are conscious
    • Everyone, however, must acknowledge that under the
    • discerned; that in our everyday existence our soul-life
    • below the level of consciousness.
    • time when they are brought to surface level? So it
    • more exact consideration of every age of cognition
    • compels us to realise that behind everything we can
    • but in every epoch has to be described as not yet
    • indicates that everything grasped by consciousness
    • flesh’ is meant everything that lies more in the
    • Even in exoteric life it is quite easy to
    • the Will-element, and everything in another person's
    • to a healthy life of soul. Every kind of forcible
    • it is healthy, to develop in the realm of the Spirit
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    • an idea of the Christ Event in so far as it is
    • regards spiritual development in Europe during this
    • Ever since a Jesuitical current arose in Europe,
    • soul-life. Now, whatever may be said against the
    • as impulses to do the one and avoid the other. Even
    • what we call our conscience, however vague the
    • we live in consciously, everything we are conscious
    • Everyone, however, must acknowledge that under the
    • discerned; that in our everyday existence our soul-life
    • below the level of consciousness.
    • time when they are brought to surface level? So it
    • more exact consideration of every age of cognition
    • compels us to realise that behind everything we can
    • but in every epoch has to be described as not yet
    • indicates that everything grasped by consciousness
    • flesh’ is meant everything that lies more in the
    • Even in exoteric life it is quite easy to
    • the Will-element, and everything in another person's
    • to a healthy life of soul. Every kind of forcible
    • it is healthy, to develop in the realm of the Spirit
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    • of topics such as the evolution and development of our physical body, our
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
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    • of topics such as the evolution and development of our physical body, our
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
    • LECTURE SEVEN, 12 August 1916
    • regions of the senses and the seven life processes.
    • How twelve-foldness, seven-foldness, four-foldness and three-foldness
    • LECTURE ELEVEN, 26 August 1916
    • The reorganisation of the seven life processes by Luciferic and
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    • of topics such as the evolution and development of our physical body, our
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
    • have been published repeatedly since the seventeenth century. The
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    • to say, by way of a greeting, that every step our work progresses has
    • developing stream of human aspiration. We may hope that what our dear
    • longer has anything to contribute to our path of development. So this
    • Whatever objections may still be raised against this style of building
    • and this kind of architecture, it is nevertheless the style and the
    • the artistic longings of the present, one finds everywhere the same:
    • forms that are born out of the womb of spiritual science. However
    • times ‘the age of decadence’, and have even been pleased to
    • about our times that made it proper and even stylish to be a
    • fail to achieve the heights of his age. More than a few people really
    • Today I want to discuss a relatively young man who developed along
    • the one hand there was an almost prayerful reverence for a great work
    • philistines and pedants have always believed that there are two kinds
    • could believe that there are just men and women in the world. To
    • that there are just men and women in the world, for Weininger believes
    • Weininger, what is a proper woman? A proper woman is not even a
    • exclusively W. The truth of the matter is that every human individual
    • consists of M + W. Every human being has both masculine and feminine
    • This is how Weininger observes humanity. He says that everything
    • women. He believes that very much indeed depends on our finally seeing
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    • everyone is aware. If we cast an understanding and observant eye over
    • interconnections. This, at any rate, is how we experience them. Even
    • with which the sun rises and sets each morning and evening, and with
    • spring, develop through the summer, then fade away and disappear in
    • anticipate the sunrise and sunset each morning and evening, for storms
    • the orderly procession of regular events with those other events, the
    • ones that can take us by surprise, even though they come again and
    • everything that is to be found at large in the macrocosm can be
    • from the way they are expressed out there in nature. Nevertheless,
    • and acting accordingly. In other words, he had access to everything
    • fading away and dying in the plant world. Into all that develops out
    • storms. But be in no doubt about it, every human soul has the tendency
    • depths of every human soul. Ordinary people who are not so disposed,
    • their dreams — but always as dreams. Everyone dreams and, in the
    • body is being reflected in the etheric body. Every human being
    • as the pedantic consciousness of a philistine, and every human being
    • view of the continuous stream of dreams. Actually, however, one is
    • is when a conscious dream appears. The life of dreams, however,
    • canons of reason and distinguish one event from another. But alongside
    • they pursue here, with the events and facts of earthly existence. But
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    • have seen how everything that comes to life in a human soul during
    • science, everything that is perceived by the senses must be seen as a
    • The picture a human being presents to the senses reveals his dual
    • If one is going to do justice to everything connected with these
    • contemptible stuff that a spiritually striving person does not even
    • such people experience things, even if their concept of the spirit is
    • sensibility in a particular direction. But one will never be able to
    • between death and a new life. But one will never be able to develop
    • the spirit, everything is reversed,’ too pedantically. One cannot
    • be considered, even though, as I have told you, this rule about
    • reversal applies to many things. Then, for example, someone who is
    • deny everything earthly. They deny all matter, all substance. They
    • believe in matter.
    • the spirit-region that is revealed when one's gaze is directed towards
    • eventually born. They were known by such names as Ludwig Buchner
    • individuals be born into souls that developed the view that material
    • nevertheless understand it, when you see that these individuals showed
    • reversal of what the appearances in the physical world would lead you
    • to cover everything. I have gone into all this about how the earthly
    • attached to everything else. The whole process of shaping the human
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    • particular place in the brain. Even if he is not explicitly a
    • things of the external world could be seen as revelations and
    • exists quite independently of those spiritual events that are played
    • even though we may not want them, many materialistic notions have
    • follows, it will nevertheless be possible for you to arrive at the
    • Naturally, prior to conception everything to do with the head is
    • everything that is a part of the head, or is connected with it, and
    • explain everything in the same way, to stuff everything into one
    • does! The whole body except for the head — everything to do with
    • What is related to the head, however, is not a pictorial
    • body; it is even more pronounced when you observe the astral body
    • themselves of the old saying, ‘Everything transitory is but a
    • likeness in an even higher sense. This follows from the way the rest
    • super-sensible — even when he is here in the physical world
    • them their full meaning. In the course of his development, a person
    • spoken about since time immemorial. Even a superficial examination
    • begins to reveal something of these ideas to us. What is normally
    • will brings us into a relationship with morality. Everything to do
    • significant truths. A person develops here on the physical plane by
    • materialist could believe that the ideas of morality, of aesthetic
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    • develop some things that will provide the basis for tomorrow's
    • clear that everything that has already been said in earlier
    • presentations still holds true. Everything we have previously said
    • the sake of clarity, I will draw everything to do with the
    •  I  like this (green). Everything to do with the
    • astral body will be yellow; everything to do with the etheric human
    • being, lilac, and everything to do with the physical human being, red.
    • with the well-known grain of salt. Naturally, even though it grips the
    • his life. But even though the moral impulse is grasped in the form of
    • moral ideas, it nevertheless streams into the physical person, into
    • Whenever strength of heart — strength of mind, industriousness of
    • a work of art. Within the head, however, the person is gripped
    • Even though some of the things I have said have come out very badly
    • around the head is even further outside. To etheric observation, this
    • we still have to discuss this; everything here divides into fours
    • — It will be freed from everything dreamlike and arbitrary that
    • — Morality, and will, is revealed when man is moved to deeds.
    • You see, the more profound elements are only revealed when one
    • Earth, we see that the seeds, so to speak, of what will develop during
    • Yesterday I said that wisdom and everything concerned with truth was
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    • anything that is not included! We are confronted, however, with the
    • knowledge in order to hold themselves together. But everything in the
    • development of earthly culture for the age when a person will have to
    • essentially dual nature, and of how his external body already reveals
    • people usually believe that the knowledge we acquire is only there to
    • wheat contains what it does. A man who believed that he was
    • investigate die manner in which a new wheat plant can develop from it.
    • grain of wheat. A person who investigates the utility of everything
    • that its original task is to allow a new wheat plant to develop. When
    • efforts to achieve truth exist so that we can develop certain powers.
    • These powers we develop during the period between birth and death are
    • frightfully ignorant; only a few become clever — one usually
    • lost to our development, it is withdrawn from our development. All the
    • whole, ongoing process of development — and these are much more
    • is how things are during our present phase of development. We connect
    • the ongoing stream of human development than we retain. Think back to
    • very little on external development. In this respect, our age is the
    • and, inwardly, very little is added to development. The Greek culture
    • retain many of the spiritual forces of wisdom for developing the inner
    • life. Nevertheless, the Greeks used less of these forces than the
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    • regions of the senses and the seven life processes.
    • LECTURE SEVEN:
    • we find the first impulses for the development of the senses, the
    • development. It is already difficult enough to picture the senses as
    • they were during the ancient Moon period. Even that far back in time
    • their third phase of development — Saturn, Sun, Moon.
    • of evolution before it could develop the impulse to freedom. Thus, the
    • generally assume that we have five senses. We know, however, that this
    • senses. There are seven further senses that must be included with the
    • Nevertheless, the process of touching takes place within the
    • Nevertheless, throughout all our daily waking hours, the harmonious
    • constantly aware of it. The life sense, however, is a distinct sense
    • and that no longer has anything to do with touching. Everything that
    • an object, to be sure, but everything you experience through touch
    • developed sense of smell can give. Dogs are much more interested.
    • The sense of sight involves us even more with the external world. In
    • reveals. Sight only gives us pictures, so to speak, pictures of the
    • thought. And there is another sense that gives an even more intimate
    • As you know, I have never spoken of materialistic science without
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    • How twelve-foldness, seven-foldness, four-foldness and three-foldness
    • sense-zones are the seven life processes: breathing, warming,
    • drawing, Lecture Seven.)
    • teach us. They believe, for example, that the sense of taste and the
    • even though it involves more besides — the sense of hearing
    • every part of it. The life processes move through us.
    • achieves the level of initiation that gives him access to imaginative
    • by normal, earth-bound sense experience. In such cases everything
    • able to enter into what super-sensible consciousness reveals to us.
    • little boxes and everyone likes to have them arranged prettily beside
    • spiritualised is, however, already evident from the fact that over
    • anything. Furthermore, everything is heard in reverse, proceeding
    • sight is even more altered; and the senses of smell and taste even
    • sense of balance not only reveals to us our inner state of balance, it
    • movement. The sense of life, however, is no longer necessary because
    • And the life processes are even more spiritualised than these lower
    • next earthly incarnation. Everything in our physical organism that is
    • present stage of human development, is intimately related to the human
    • developed, really developed in the fashion that is described in
    • But if it has not been developed properly, it is pathological.
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    • spirit, that everything that can be referred to as
    • times. In those times, however, there were not the same possibilities
    • materialism even though they knew more than we do of how our
    • even this much would create problems these days; other things would be
    • even more problematic. People of today take these things much more
    • Specific insights about every kind of human being and every human
    • have to say that everything mankind experienced on Old Moon was the
    • against it, the vision is weakened. Then the objects and events in it
    • say that events in the regions of the senses, events which actually do
    • antipathy, powers that are otherwise developed in the life organs,
    • why artistic perception is never as restricted to specific sense-zones
    • also develop certain relationships with one another. Let us consider
    • painting, however, these sense regions merge in a remarkable fashion,
    • process of tasting nevertheless takes place in all those areas allied
    • process should remain on the soul level and not lead to physical
    • secretion, even though physical secretion is based on exactly the same
    • — all of them on a soul level: secretion, growth, maintenance and
    • development of Earth to the spiritual worlds. From many points of view
    • established. On the other hand, however, spiritual science must also
    • understand the physical. The spirit is alive in everything physical.
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    • at all is given to us. If we review the whole world, everything is
    • chain. But everywhere, nothing is there but sensations; there is no
    • ever experience is a multiplicity of sensations? Merely watching the
    • multiplicity of sensations never leads to judgements. It is only when
    • we have more or less achieved laws that we arrive at judgements. What
    • maintains that one sensation cannot even be measured against another.
    • But why should we ever think out the law of gravity in the first
    • You can see that no one will ever arrive at reality in this way. For,
    • pain. Both are only occurrences. Wahle believes, to be sure, that one
    • short, everything that appears as a shadowy picture of primary
    • everything else is poetry — it has been written-in without
    • justification. Such is the case, Wahle believes, when, instead of
    • about merely helps us to live with the occurrences. It will never lead
    • occurrences. It is human folly, therefore, when people believe they
    • more letters. I have really been an ass to believe that information
    • about things that are not even in the book could somehow flow to me
    • believe that they could read in the book of nature and explain how
    • criterion of truth. In earlier times one believed in the human
    • They would not be useful, they would harm life. This applies to even
    • the most unsophisticated judgements. One cannot even say, reasonably,
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    • LECTURE ELEVEN:
    • Consider the development of the human soul as we can observe it here
    • birth, and could not retrieve what we have experienced from these more
    • This faculty of memory can only be developed under the influence of
    • our earthly life, and developing a memory is one of the tasks of our
    • earthly life. During that long period of our development when we were
    • earthly memory. In order for our organism to be able to develop
    • with all its forces deriving from the mineral realm. Memory develops
    • memory, in the form in which we develop it in our physical, earthly
    • place of memory. Just imagine that every time you experienced
    • place where everything had been written down. And this is in fact the
    • kind of experience undergone by man on Old Moon. Everything he
    • to speak, engraved in a subtle etheric substance. Everything that man
    • whenever a human soul needed something comparable to our memory of
    • today's. Just imagine that you could re-think everything you ever
    • man lives on Earth, whatever is developed in his waking consciousness
    • Then, after death, we can begin to look back on everything that has
    • I have briefly mentioned how things stand with memory, which develops
    • In addition to memory, our life on Earth also requires us to develop
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    • everything that was experienced in dreamlike imaginations was engraved
    • therefore, that everything mankind experienced through its Moon
    • Only then is it possible to look back on everything one has
    • is possible to look back consciously on everything one has
    • world-ether is destined, however, to undergo gradual changes. These
    • caused them to become visible and to remain visible. Whatever thoughts
    • however, everything that a normally-developed person thinks —
    • development on Earth and thus applies to the usual kind of waking
    • consciousness we develop between birth and death. But it does not
    • that we develop between death and a new birth. As you know, we often
    • science so that humanity will be able to achieve its goals on Earth
    • often emphasised the fact that it cannot be developed during the time
    • developed here during a life on Earth can only be developed here, and
    • Spiritual science, therefore, can neither be developed through
    • which it must appear. Rather it must develop out of a different way of
    • to fall victim to it, they must develop an understanding for how the
    • it is necessary to achieve certain attitudes toward its truths. These
    • physical. As I have often explained — even in public lectures
    • else might — ‘Yes, I prefer to leave everything that has to
    • Even in our fifth post-Atlantean epoch it must be said that everything
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    • developed within the bounds of a life on Earth, and could not even
    • relationship is revealed when the human being is considered in this
    • the circumference of the chest to the Crab, everything to do with the
    • Whenever there is a twelve-fold order, one part of it will have an
    • and everything in its vicinity. This will be metamorphosed and
    • fact, one may even find it quite easy to grasp such things in their
    • difficult to believe that the situation might at some time be quite
    • altered, so that the same things reappear at a different level of
    • various parts, and deep secrets of existence are revealed to us by
    • existence it is also necessary for us to approach them with reverence.
    • with reverence. For a considerable time now, the prevailing views of
    • development. Frequently I have spoken about the way men write about
    • several attempts to draw our attention to such things. Look at what
    • yourselves with a telescope, it would be mad to reverse their
    • There is nothing that has ever been discovered — or ever will be
    • organism. All the mechanical devices men have ever discovered or will
    • discover, everything capable of contributing to human evolution, is to
    • development — namely that part of it in which humanity possessed
    • its present form. And however could it have developed through purely
    • developed out of what is less well-adapted? But what could be less
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    • that originate in it, and so on. And this head that is developed from
    • body of our next incarnation and everything to do with it, on the
    • significance; they should not be treated like the truths of everyday
    • life or of normal science. The truths of everyday life consist more or
    • other men. What this sense perceives is everything that is contained
    • thought or of the sense of speech. For us, however, a question arises:
    • less deduce the existence of another ego, but do not ever perceive it
    • the thoughts of others? Everything that we are, in so far as we are
    • The sense of tone is even more specialised. Even though the apparatus
    • nevertheless more specialised. It is not necessary for me to discuss
    • speech, we can start by tracing it back to where every reasonable
    • ever be spoken if our will were not active, if we did not develop will
    • in the larynx into motion. The entire movement organism, however, is
    • everyone knows this instinctively, for every now and then everyone
    • Now, even the smallest of movements is not just localised in one part
    • We do not have to look very far back in the development of humanity to
    • find a period when there was still a very highly developed
    • the physiognomy, through the gestures, even through the posture —
    • Egypto-Chaldean period. There we still find a highly-developed
    • have been describing had never happened, we would not possess the gift
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    • The reorganisation of the seven life processes by Luciferic and
    • complicated and difficult to follow. But we can nevertheless come to
    • and luciferic principles have also participated in their development.
    • human development when they are displaced and appear where they are
    • development depends precisely upon learning to maintain our
    • is not possible at present to speak about these consequences, even
    • considerations — not even in our circles. What we want to discuss
    • as a kind of internal planetary system. We can view the seven life
    • reproduction — those are the seven life processes which make up
    • influences have distorted these seven life impulses — just as
    • modification of straightforward processes of growth. Everything that
    • lead to a continuous process of growth. Everything that is connected
    • the seven life processes — about the human being's inner zodiac
    • of things, so to speak. But we must achieve ideas and concepts that
    • have often pointed out, it is so easy to believe that this active,
    • inwardly engaged manner of knowing either never existed, or that it
    • the real forces. But that is not so. Actually, it was not even so very
    • process. But it is really an inner planetary system composed of seven
    • explain the macrocosm, the universe. And the reverse is also true: the
    • however, it is necessary to submerge in the world processes and live
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    • This weighty cycle of lectures illuminates many events in the Gospels
    • important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
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    • important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
    • V. Human development during the incarnations of our Earth. The kingdom
    • Paul, the apostle of the spiritually living Christ. The seven stages
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    • important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
    • next few days, bearing upon this most important event in the evolution
    • the course of the development of humanity there occur, ever and again,
    • events of surpassing importance shedding a stronger light than others.
    • history, and ever and again we are told of men who, in a measure, know
    • arbitrary events; indeed, whoever has insight into the whole meaning
    • and spirit of human history is aware that such events must come, and
    • Christ-Mystery. But whatever is real and true must ever and again be
    • annunciation of this greatest of events in the history of man, and it
    • sought to reveal the deepest truths of Christianity to its followers,
    • reaches back to David, to Abraham, to Adam, and even to God Himself.
    • of Jesus of Nazareth back to Abraham to whom God revealed Himself.
    • the Christ-event. If Christ Jesus, as is stated in the Gospels, really
    • represents the greatest event in the evolution of mankind, must there
    • upon and is connected with the events which occurred in Palestine
    • through Christ Jesus. Moreover, if the Christ-event may be called the
    • supreme event for humanity, the element which corresponds to the
    • Christ-event in the human soul must be the supreme feature in man.
    • The Rosicrucian answer to this question was that every human soul is
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    • important chapter in the development of Steiner's Christology.
    • these lectures, regarding any particular event, merely on the strength
    • given — investigation independent of the Gospels. But, at every
    • opportunity, attention will be called to the fact that whatever can be
    • saying, however, which can surprise but those who are not in touch
    • however so remote, with eyes that are of the spirit. I should like to
    • Everything that happens in the physical sense-world has its
    • spiritual counterpart of everything that has happened in the world.
    • Everything that happened in those times is preserved in the trace left
    • the events in Palestine or the observations of Zarathustra, his
    • complete independence, for which reason such investigation is in every
    • relation to the other Gospels. You must not imagine, however, that the
    • physical plane, were witnessed by his contemporaries; but every action
    • movement, can always be seen by him. Similarly everything that lived
    • some particular step or to wage some particular war. For everything
    • you believe you see some kind of invisible Akashic pictures.’ But
    • whoever is familiar with such things knows that the less the seer
    • Certain documents relating to some event or other have been preserved,
    • however, with a mania for documentary evidence in black and white,
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    • thrown light upon it from one standpoint or another. Now, to prevent
    • another, standpoint. A closer observation, however, will convince you
    • why the great narrators of spiritual events often express sublime,
    • the opening verses of St. John. Today we shall revert to certain
    • and sleeping, and that, from morning when he wakes, until evening when
    • however, as he lies asleep, has outgrown the plant in value inasmuch
    • expression of these higher members will be found in the lowest. Even
    • man, as he appears to us in the interval between evening, when he
    • body and Ego still have, even at the present time, a certain
    • for a certain part of everyday life, apart from their physical and
    • from being the most perfect. Even to superficial observation, the
    • needs of the sharpest intellect; whoever brings his soul to bear upon
    • Spiritual investigation shows us that even as man passes from
    • his present incarnation, so too our Earth developed from the old Moon
    • embryonic stage and continued to develop during the Saturn evolution.
    • uniformity during the Saturn and Sun development, the following event
    • the first part of the lunar evolution everything that now composes our
    • Saturn, Sun, Moon. Their direction however was that of the Sun,
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    • everyday life, inasmuch as his physical and etheric bodies remain in
    • the sleeper. Thus, these alternating conditions of everyday human life
    • consist in the fact that in the evening, when he falls asleep, the
    • closely today. Before doing so, however, let me draw attention to the
    • Man, as we see him in everyday life, is a being consisting of a
    • everything spiritual in physical form and applies physical standards
    • nevertheless exact. We know, therefore, whence the beings come, who
    • day. In the first place, however, in order to understand clearly the
    • great sacrifice on old Saturn. Human thought, even human seership,
    • his growth and obtains what he requires for his own development. On
    • the other hand, he develops the capacity to requite what he receives,
    • human being; he can develop ideas which can be offered up for the
    • common welfare of humanity. He develops feelings and emotions which
    • effect of love. Whoever is really able to pour forth love on is fellow
    • Man has therefore the ability to sacrifice something. But to whatever
    • compared with that of the Thrones. Evolution, however, consists in
    • developed as his own substance. Such sublime beings do indeed exist,
    • who rise to a higher level of existence by offering up their own
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    • the animal this is by no means the case. Even in the higher animals
    • present. Indeed the progressive development of man consists in the
    • Let us again call to mind that, in the beginning of its development,
    • powerful forces for the furtherance of its development. This revival
    • further development that, after the Moon's exit, he should incarnate
    • flexible, and followed the soul in every respect. Then came the time
    • had lasted a while, humanity pursued its development on the Atlantean
    • continent. Here everything took place which I am about to describe, as
    • The forms, however, which became physical soon after the Moon's exit,
    • unable to receive into themselves human souls, even after the Moon's
    • the desire to descend to the Earth. Down below forms of every
    • behind in their development. The animals nearest to man came into
    • by the etheric body. The human form, however, remained plastic until
    • had no new factor intervened, human development would have taken
    • gradually disappeared; the Ego would have developed, when the physical
    • man, must nevertheless be described as backward in their evolution. We
    • have acquainted ourselves with several of these higher beings; we know
    • At the time of the Moon crisis man was so far developed that he
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    • We said yesterday that mankind had great leaders even in that early
    • a foggy autumn evening, as if fringed with colour, man then saw
    • Atlantean we must say to ourselves: He could never have seen a rose,
    • increasingly indistinct. On the other hand man developed his
    • that man was nevertheless exposed to influences, not only from the
    • could perceive everything in the nature of spiritual influences at
    • everything which excited passions and desires, with the tendency to
    • was good for his progress and development in the Cosmos. Thus, the
    • keep intensely alert for everything that might reach him from Lucifer.
    • their development, proceeded to combat the Luciferic influences in
    • revealed to them. The influences which proceeded from man to man were
    • teacher, everything that he did, worked hand in hand with the human
    • from the physical. It was no longer possible, even when the right
    • transmit every observation to his pupil. Hence it was necessary that
    • into the Mysteries. Here the pupils were prepared by a severe course
    • find everywhere that pupils were admitted to Mysteries, which were
    • communicated. Everything else remained an absolute secret. Not until
    • meditation, and of other exercises to develop self-possession, inner
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    • ordinary everyday consciousness. We have heard how the old initiation
    • or even earlier. He had been led to the knowledge of the old divine
    • observation. Nevertheless, the condition produced by the baptism by
    • spiritual processes. For modern humanity this is very hard to believe.
    • understanding of Christ. Today even those who are prone to speak of
    • spirit, do not themselves seriously believe that all physical
    • the spiritual world. They disbelieve it unconsciously, so to speak,
    • even if they imagine themselves to be idealists. There is an American,
    • painstaking manner. But even the best of men are powerless against the
    • shedding of tears. In our day when, we may say, everything spiritual
    • spiritual conception of the world; even now there are processes in us
    • species of experience. They do not concern us here, however. Would be
    • develops, from the earliest embryonic stages; first within, then
    • first development of the physical form as he observes it at
    • does not believe that there is anything of a spiritual nature behind
    • generation to the other. But whenever any particular qualities are
    • ‘inherited tendencies’ misused in our day, however justified it may be
    • they believe that these inherited qualities are overpoweringly strong.
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    • a condition resembling death for three and a half days; nevertheless
    • resurrection, was undertaken by Christ. And whoever is acquainted with
    • learned gentlemen of our time. It has been stated (even in theological
    • to us as perhaps the noblest man who ever trod the earth, but still a
    • man. Indeed, the tendency is to simplify everything as much as
    • great men have existed; and even various grades in their greatness may
    • critics believe that the writer of St. John's Gospel is only
    • penetrated through and through by the purest and most highly developed
    • contradictions in them. Nevertheless, as regards the main points
    • development. The spiritual counterpart is of course of high spiritual
    • nature, however low the earthly image may appear. Thus we have high
    • and the circulation of the blood are pre-eminently developed. Then we
    • different ways. Even in Atlantis there were many and various oracles.
    • peculiarities of Atlantean times and their echo persisted even in our
    • the rites of initiation. There were everywhere initiates whose
    • development, flew over what they might have become at a particular
    • spirits who rightly conformed with the trend of development — the
    • Christ-event. They had formerly possessed insight into the spiritual
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    • consideration of the cardinal event within the Christ-impulse: the
    • its historical truth, will reveal itself to us, when studied in the
    • seven miracles up to the Raising of Lazarus. (The significance of this
    • number seven will be dealt with in the course of the next few days.)
    • Which are the seven miracles or signs?
    • These are the seven signs. Now before going further, we must of course
    • human faculty. Men were once clairvoyant even at a time when their
    • a kind of dream-consciousness (a clairvoyant consciousness, however);
    • Not only the state of consciousness, everything in mankind has
    • are now, is an instance of human short-sightedness. Everything has
    • evolved. Nothing, not even the relation of man to man, was as it is
    • when the Christ-impulse has entered into every human heart. When love
    • gradually developed, those old influences of soul upon soul
    • though stones and monuments reveal nothing of it, the clairvoyant
    • observation of the Akashic records shows, nevertheless, that the
    • be achieved by the human soul in those times. Though it now sounds
    • however, whose faith in Him was sufficiently strong would be few and
    • far between, and He could not achieve a work which depends upon the
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    • Among the events in Palestine at the beginning of our era, there is
    • ourselves once more with this event from one particular point of view.
    • in the Gospels embodies an indication of that other event, also
    • explained by the Akashic records, the event which we described in the
    • succeeding life, and had by degrees developed the faculty for the
    • Being who had never before descended to earth nor passed through
    • ever-increasing detail.
    • Baptism by John, because it is indeed the supreme event in the
    • evolution of the earth. Is it not natural to believe that the less
    • significant events are easier to understand, and that the greatest of
    • all events presents the greatest difficulty? For this reason, what I
    • unprepared for such things. But even one who is unprepared should
    • growing ever more perfect, also with regard to its knowledge, and that
    • therefore always remember that, whatever we may have already learnt,
    • our soul is always capable of improvement and will acquire an ever
    • over his various bodies — even over his physical body —
    • mastery over the physical body. There was one thing, however, which no
    • may sound, it is nevertheless true. Before the Baptism of Christ Jesus
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    • the Christ-event must be regarded as the most momentous of all events
    • in the whole evolution of mankind, an event which provided an entirely
    • through the Mystery of Golgotha, through the events enacted in
    • Palestine and everything connected therewith, before and afterwards,
    • evolution would have been essentially different had the Christ-event
    • itself. Of course it is impossible, even in fourteen lectures, to
    • everything connected with the Christ-event and its narration, both in
    • necessary for Christ to develop, little by little, the physical,
    • I have told you that everything of a general nature in man, all that
    • everything which distinguishes one man from another, for all that
    • contains everything that fashions man to be ‘man’, imprinting upon him
    • the truths which we have thus illustrated to the events connected with
    • Had the Christ-event not taken place, the course of human evolution
    • of blood became sundered to an ever-increasing extent. Now proceed
    • Christ-event took place. The intermingling of the most diverse
    • the intervention of the Christ-event? What images must be have used to
    • believes he is proclaiming the true Christ, the one regards the other
    • Christ-event, we still see discord and strife, and that we are far
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    • We have now reached an important point, the climax, we might even say,
    • As we know, the development of mankind in ancient times was
    • different the further we revert to ancient conditions. We have already
    • separates me from the world outside.’ Man believes that nothing
    • that man inhales air at every breath, and that this air is all around
    • transformed in him and then leaving him, if he could see it at every
    • moment, he would never dream of saying that it was any less a part of
    • see the street lamps on a misty autumn evening. This was because there
    • between the lamps, so too there are spiritual beings everywhere in
    • but since he saw the spirit, everything of a spiritual nature that
    • present sense of the word. This consciousness was developed when
    • everything which revealed to him in a spiritual way his dependence on
    • spiritual became invisible to him, he found it possible to develop
    • development of the world; they evolve slowly and by degrees. In the
    • accomplishment; and whatever men beheld in the spiritual world was
    • might now call it — a condition which was below the level of
    • wisdom flowed into him. But the stream dried up by degrees; even the
    • world), even they by degrees could only attain uncertain results in
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    • evolution of man upon our earth was borne in upon our souls. Now every
    • event in the world is connected by interminable ties with the
    • thrown on the cosmic significance of that great event.
    • those who had experienced the Christ-event, when Christ was present in
    • the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know that the events upon our earth,
    • attained, could never have been accomplished had not first the Sun,
    • and, at a later period, the Moon, once severed themselves from a
    • events the regular evolution of mankind was rendered possible. We saw
    • yesterday, however, that the remnant of a tendency to harden has
    • nevertheless persisted, and that this remnant would suffice to bring
    • everything spiritual is connected with physical effects and we have
    • gradually lost and man grew ever more dependent on the outer world for
    • impressions the true form of the latter.’ I will mention one event to
    • hard for them to say to themselves: ‘The form in which this event
    • this event? It is death. When it appears to us in the outer physical
    • outer physical events. Death has assumed an aspect in which it can be
    • Before our eyes, in the outer physical world, the most diverse events
    • there too is man and everything else — the sum of facts which we
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    • to be tended and cared for until man could achieve his independence.
    • the human bones and so on developed by degrees and slowly. In the
    • grew increasingly dense and man began to develop his
    • became ever more powerful. It then became possible for a Being whom we
    • that man descended ever deeper into a dense physical body. The beings,
    • however, who were man's former companions rose ever higher. They would
    • ‘I’ and develop his self-consciousness. Without the entanglement in
    • illusion or maya, man would never have learnt to address himself as
    • say, with all the caution that has been developed in you by knowledge;
    • striving to develop there, resemble and retain the physical form it
    • would for ever forget his divine origin. It was to save the
    • interwoven. Everything on earth is steeped in death. Thus death is a
    • everlasting selfhood. The true form of death was presented to mankind
    • Henceforth it is true that everything in the nature of the former
    • Let us take, for example, in this room, the first seven branches of
    • — the Saturn period. Every evolutionary period runs its course in
    • seven smaller periods; thus we have in the first seven flames a symbol
    • the second group of seven lights we have a symbol of the forces which
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    • However, these lectures had been intended for a particular audience;
    • developed.
    • experiments with people whenever they have any kind of illness. If we
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • stroke, the paralysis. In other words, whenever blood flows into the
    • disables this temple convolution completely and prevents the person
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • left temple convolution developed this way.
    • they do not need a developed left cerebral convolution; the children
    • developed in the brain. If we pay some attention, we will discover
    • in the world around us? Well, you see, whenever we speak we are also
    • breathing. We breathe continuously. And in this process, every breath
    • the brain. This means that even while the child is crying —
    • explained to you in the last few days, blood flows everywhere.
    • brain. This activity begins the very moment we are born and even
    • words, whenever they see another person move, children inwardly
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • carried there by the blood, and of whatever activity comes in through
    • speak, that is, by developing the left cerebral convolution. But,
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    • developed.
    • experiments with people whenever they have any kind of illness. If we
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • stroke, the paralysis. In other words, whenever blood flows into the
    • disables this temple convolution completely and prevents the person
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • left temple convolution developed this way.
    • they do not need a developed left cerebral convolution; the children
    • developed in the brain. If we pay some attention, we will discover
    • in the world around us? Well, you see, whenever we speak we are also
    • breathing. We breathe continuously. And in this process, every breath
    • the brain. This means that even while the child is crying —
    • explained to you in the last few days, blood flows everywhere.
    • brain. This activity begins the very moment we are born and even
    • words, whenever they see another person move, children inwardly
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • carried there by the blood, and of whatever activity comes in through
    • speak, that is, by developing the left cerebral convolution. But,
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    • bearable. Pervading everything in the world is a blind, unconscious
    • Will, he is less than ever satisfied; but a release from the blind
    • creative depths of nature, he creates something real and achieves a
    • why is its influence so powerful, even in early childhood? For answers
    • When a man develops these slumbering faculties through concentration,
    • world. For every physical thing has its ground-note in the devachanic
    • world, and in every countenance devachanic ground-notes are figured
    • Whenever anyone falls asleep, his astral body goes out from his
    • waves of living sound, so that every morning he wakes from the music
    • everyday world. Just as the human soul has a sojourn in Devachan
    • the physical realm, where everything we see and hear is outside
    • everything that exists there. In occult schools, accordingly, this
    • truly at home, and whenever he is lifted up through music he says to
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    • Will, he is less than ever satisfied; but a release from the blind
    • creative depths of nature, he creates something real and achieves a
    • why is its influence so powerful, even in early childhood? For answers
    • When a man develops these slumbering faculties through concentration,
    • world. For every physical thing has its ground-note in the devachanic
    • world, and in every countenance devachanic ground-notes are figured
    • Whenever anyone falls asleep, his astral body goes out from his
    • waves of living sound, so that every morning he wakes from the music
    • everyday world. Just as the human soul has a sojourn in Devachan
    • the physical realm, where everything we see and hear is outside
    • everything that exists there. In occult schools, accordingly, this
    • truly at home, and whenever he is lifted up through music he says to
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    • development.
    • Several years have passed since a small group of young people entered
    • you give us a place in this movement?” I believe that from my side this
    • seek for the spirit, and relate this to what has developed as a youth
    • the youth movement of today. Nevertheless this answer is entirely
    • was something among younger people, however radical they appeared,
    • even ideals — but they do not meet one as full, living human beings.
    • that mankind stands today at a turning-point as never before, in
    • everything nowadays — one might say — documentary proof is required.
    • unless documentary evidence for it can be produced. For every
    • scientific fact, for every assertion, and even for every human being,
    • or calling, he must have a certificate. In scientific life everything
    • has to be proved. Anything not proved does not count, cannot even be
    • event connected with this. When I was young, though not very young, I
    • everywhere regarded as irrelevant to have an actual human being
    • for everything, but something different. Instead of proofs, they would
    • movement unites people of every class, occupation and age, who felt at
    • were led together. And so a kind of youth movement developed within
    • ever before. The strangest things happen to one today. Those who know
    • listened to everything: “All the same, you are the youngest
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    • Several years have passed since a small group of young people entered
    • you give us a place in this movement?” I believe that from my side this
    • seek for the spirit, and relate this to what has developed as a youth
    • the youth movement of today. Nevertheless this answer is entirely
    • was something among younger people, however radical they appeared,
    • even ideals — but they do not meet one as full, living human beings.
    • that mankind stands today at a turning-point as never before, in
    • everything nowadays — one might say — documentary proof is required.
    • unless documentary evidence for it can be produced. For every
    • scientific fact, for every assertion, and even for every human being,
    • or calling, he must have a certificate. In scientific life everything
    • has to be proved. Anything not proved does not count, cannot even be
    • event connected with this. When I was young, though not very young, I
    • everywhere regarded as irrelevant to have an actual human being
    • for everything, but something different. Instead of proofs, they would
    • movement unites people of every class, occupation and age, who felt at
    • were led together. And so a kind of youth movement developed within
    • ever before. The strangest things happen to one today. Those who know
    • listened to everything: “All the same, you are the youngest
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    • they think they should despise everything that is called material or
    • the sense of Taste, to a certain extent even the sense of Sight. We
    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • what sort of bodily proportions the sleepyheads have, and so on. Even
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • powers of sympathy and antipathy, normally developed by the
    • the ordinary development of warmth it is just warmth, and so on. Now
    • way, and then, if his development tends more towards the will, it
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • but something of a didactic, instructive kind, which could never
    • and living; then they achieve relationships to one another. Thus
    • artistic perception is never so confined to the realm of a particular
    • lick it with his tongue. But in everything connected with the sphere
    • organism, more in the soul, with every activity of smelling. These
    • to a piece of music develops the fourth life-process, secretion, so
    • abandonment of everything concrete in favour of abstractions, and
    • something only by going into concrete detail. If one grasps the seven
    • sniff round things and encompass them with dialectics, but never
    • live in everything present in instinct, in emotion. Here, too, man is
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    • they think they should despise everything that is called material or
    • the sense of Taste, to a certain extent even the sense of Sight. We
    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • what sort of bodily proportions the sleepyheads have, and so on. Even
    • today, and other things even more. Nowadays, when human beings have
    • point of view, every human quality and activity can be comprehended,
    • powers of sympathy and antipathy, normally developed by the
    • the ordinary development of warmth it is just warmth, and so on. Now
    • way, and then, if his development tends more towards the will, it
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • but something of a didactic, instructive kind, which could never
    • and living; then they achieve relationships to one another. Thus
    • artistic perception is never so confined to the realm of a particular
    • lick it with his tongue. But in everything connected with the sphere
    • organism, more in the soul, with every activity of smelling. These
    • to a piece of music develops the fourth life-process, secretion, so
    • abandonment of everything concrete in favour of abstractions, and
    • something only by going into concrete detail. If one grasps the seven
    • sniff round things and encompass them with dialectics, but never
    • live in everything present in instinct, in emotion. Here, too, man is
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    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • events of the world are felt.
    • be achieved through a great political change, of which the French
    • how does man achieve real freedom in his social life? Schiller would
    • never have expected that men would be led to freedom simply by giving
    • this condition of freedom within the social order. Schiller believed
    • that man has first to become inwardly free before he can achieve
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • give it expression, having raised it to its highest level. Schiller
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • and the necessity of the senses were constantly achieved, Schiller
    • rejects everything Philistine and seeks for an ideal condition which
    • is to be achieved in the likeness of genuine art. For the artist
    • creates in a visible medium.  Even if he creates in words, he is
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • Schiller thought should be aimed at. And he believed that when human
    • engage in it, because he was open to everything human and because he
    • something one must accept. He never rejected anything entirely. This
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
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    • effectively in the German tradition; Goethe has never been a living
    • events of the world are felt.
    • be achieved through a great political change, of which the French
    • how does man achieve real freedom in his social life? Schiller would
    • never have expected that men would be led to freedom simply by giving
    • this condition of freedom within the social order. Schiller believed
    • that man has first to become inwardly free before he can achieve
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • give it expression, having raised it to its highest level. Schiller
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • and the necessity of the senses were constantly achieved, Schiller
    • rejects everything Philistine and seeks for an ideal condition which
    • is to be achieved in the likeness of genuine art. For the artist
    • creates in a visible medium.  Even if he creates in words, he is
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • Schiller thought should be aimed at. And he believed that when human
    • engage in it, because he was open to everything human and because he
    • something one must accept. He never rejected anything entirely. This
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
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  • Title: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • is a dream-life. Even in daytime the life of feeling pervades our
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • also present; only they are much less developed than the life of
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • life of feeling. Suppose the event happens between the change of teeth
    • back and makes its appearance in the next seven-year period as an
    • that such an event always comes back seven years later, for the lapse
    • life, but it falls into the course of the next seven-year period,
    • seven-year period. An event that stirs and moves our feelings resounds
    • can learn to observe them, even externally.
    • be able to go back to some earlier event that affected him deeply. And
    • however, depending on the individual human being.
    • connected with these beings. For even within this life we have a kind
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    • It is the seventh of twelve lectures in the volume
    • The Mission of Michael. The Revelation of the
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • is a dream-life. Even in daytime the life of feeling pervades our
    • feeling we know indirectly through ideas, but we can never know it
    • also present; only they are much less developed than the life of
    • event that moves you to joy or sorrow. Now you know that the whole of
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • The turning-points in the development of the human being which we
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • Now let us go back to the event that makes a strong impression on our
    • life of feeling. Suppose the event happens between the change of teeth
    • back and makes its appearance in the next seven-year period as an
    • that such an event always comes back seven years later, for the lapse
    • life, but it falls into the course of the next seven-year period,
    • seven-year period. An event that stirs and moves our feelings resounds
    • can learn to observe them, even externally.
    • be able to go back to some earlier event that affected him deeply. And
    • however, depending on the individual human being.
    • connected with these beings. For even within this life we have a kind
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    • It is the thirteenth of seventeen lectures in the volume
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • of the development of the Mind Soul in humanity — was directed
    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • experience the light by entering in spirit into the events connected
    • must never be forgotten when we are studying the course of evolution.
    • We who have been living in the era of the development of the
    • modern science. In our age it never occurs to man that his being
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • was connected with the development of his Ego, for the development of
    • abstract, shadowy intellectualism prevalent in every branch of
    • outside, even during the period of embryonic life, are the active
    • forces of the Sun. While the embryo is developing in the mother's
    • A distinction must be made, however, between the Moon forces that work
    • And so on the one hand the development and evolution of the Ego of man
    • individuality, however, man is the product of the Sun forces.
    • Thus we have the upper part of man, including the head and everything
    • Its most important period of development is during embryonic life. The
    • revealed by the date and time of his birth. For these Sages knew quite
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    • It is the thirteenth of seventeen lectures in the volume
    • Perspectives on Humanity's Development.
    • of the development of the Mind Soul in humanity — was directed
    • the red glow of evening. The Greeks felt that the world of ideas came
    • experience the light by entering in spirit into the events connected
    • must never be forgotten when we are studying the course of evolution.
    • We who have been living in the era of the development of the
    • modern science. In our age it never occurs to man that his being
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • was connected with the development of his Ego, for the development of
    • abstract, shadowy intellectualism prevalent in every branch of
    • outside, even during the period of embryonic life, are the active
    • forces of the Sun. While the embryo is developing in the mother's
    • A distinction must be made, however, between the Moon forces that work
    • And so on the one hand the development and evolution of the Ego of man
    • individuality, however, man is the product of the Sun forces.
    • Thus we have the upper part of man, including the head and everything
    • Its most important period of development is during embryonic life. The
    • revealed by the date and time of his birth. For these Sages knew quite
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    • in my Theosophy. Of man, however, we must say that in many
    • through birth. Nor does he even receive it through the forces that
    • ‘knee-cap’ is undeveloped, that is to say there is no
    • this human embryo as it develops in the mother's womb is the image of
    • realise the following. In the first stages of development in embryonic
    • strange saying. Nevertheless, it is the truth. Man might become an ear
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • And now remember: even after we are born, we still continue what was
    • These transformations, however, not only take their course in the
    • he is the Hierarchies himself. Nor would he ever become aware of
    • Nevertheless, in this human speech the earthly element is clearly
    • an inner quality. Every vowel expresses some element of the inner
    • on to the Earth and it remains with us; it is our own revelation.
    • and we are born speechless, and even thoughtless. It cannot be said
    • finish learning on the Earth. Nevertheless they are metamorphoses of
    • light, ere ever it assumes physical existence here on Earth.’
    • would have to move on the waves of cosmic Harmonies, even as the tiny
    • at such a description one did not feel wonder and reverence for the
    • humanity, is called into play. Whatever the head acquires through such
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    • in my Theosophy. Of man, however, we must say that in many
    • through birth. Nor does he even receive it through the forces that
    • ‘knee-cap’ is undeveloped, that is to say there is no
    • this human embryo as it develops in the mother's womb is the image of
    • realise the following. In the first stages of development in embryonic
    • strange saying. Nevertheless, it is the truth. Man might become an ear
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • And now remember: even after we are born, we still continue what was
    • These transformations, however, not only take their course in the
    • he is the Hierarchies himself. Nor would he ever become aware of
    • Nevertheless, in this human speech the earthly element is clearly
    • an inner quality. Every vowel expresses some element of the inner
    • on to the Earth and it remains with us; it is our own revelation.
    • and we are born speechless, and even thoughtless. It cannot be said
    • finish learning on the Earth. Nevertheless they are metamorphoses of
    • light, ere ever it assumes physical existence here on Earth.’
    • would have to move on the waves of cosmic Harmonies, even as the tiny
    • at such a description one did not feel wonder and reverence for the
    • humanity, is called into play. Whatever the head acquires through such
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    • — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a
    • educated, there should be no need whatsoever to speak about love of
    • should be directed toward world-interrelationships in every field. The
    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • can, not to think about it. Now there develops in young people just
    • poisons are developed only during the night, just when poisons ought
    • to class, and gradually everything in them stagnates, becomes
    • people at this age, or if we teach in such a way that they never come
    • teacher — even though he is the more objective party —
    • exposes, even if indirectly, his latent in-adequacies ...
    • itself. If we have children of six or seven, then the course is
    • although the students are developing the capacity to make judgments,
    • if, just at this age, young people feel cleverer than the teacher
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
    • every kind of social reform but within their souls actually bring
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    • — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a
    • educated, there should be no need whatsoever to speak about love of
    • should be directed toward world-interrelationships in every field. The
    • occupied with themselves. For, as everyone knows, as far as subjective
    • can, not to think about it. Now there develops in young people just
    • poisons are developed only during the night, just when poisons ought
    • to class, and gradually everything in them stagnates, becomes
    • people at this age, or if we teach in such a way that they never come
    • teacher — even though he is the more objective party —
    • exposes, even if indirectly, his latent in-adequacies ...
    • itself. If we have children of six or seven, then the course is
    • although the students are developing the capacity to make judgments,
    • if, just at this age, young people feel cleverer than the teacher
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
    • every kind of social reform but within their souls actually bring
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • development of consciousness. The task of our epoch to permeate
    • stages of development. Their correspondence with the Higher
    • available to everyone.
    • kinds of exercises are necessary for self-development, and such exercises
    • through these many lives. This consciousness, however, will gradually arise
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • which governs the progressive development of consciousness in all future
    • its development.
    • perplexing — that whatever is achieved in the way of development of
    • consciousness of every single being, even if such a being has not actually
    • worked at the development of his own consciousness.
    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • the other hand, everything that is performed without regard to self, that
    • done, what you have achieved, passes into the very atoms and does not
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • machine, and this change that you have wrought in the atom will never again
    • they have taken steps to prevent even their names from going down to
    • is a sacrifice on their part. The level of their consciousness is
    • everyone should keep secret his own share in the work; thereby he secures
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    • development of consciousness. The task of our epoch to permeate
    • stages of development. Their correspondence with the Higher
    • available to everyone.
    • kinds of exercises are necessary for self-development, and such exercises
    • through these many lives. This consciousness, however, will gradually arise
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • which governs the progressive development of consciousness in all future
    • its development.
    • perplexing — that whatever is achieved in the way of development of
    • consciousness of every single being, even if such a being has not actually
    • worked at the development of his own consciousness.
    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • the other hand, everything that is performed without regard to self, that
    • done, what you have achieved, passes into the very atoms and does not
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • machine, and this change that you have wrought in the atom will never again
    • they have taken steps to prevent even their names from going down to
    • is a sacrifice on their part. The level of their consciousness is
    • everyone should keep secret his own share in the work; thereby he secures
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  • Title: Lecture: Concealed Aspects of Human Existence: Appendix
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    • Anthroposophy. If there had never been a circle of friends through
    • you that, even here in Holland, the dear friends present today are
    • voice this without malice, even though we may create an impression of
    • completion? You may have everything possible on the periphery —
    • because of the developments in the periphery, when the enthusiasm does
    • Dornach. The moment the Dornach center breaks down everything breaks
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    • here in The Hague, and I shall try this evening to say some things
    • through the very fact that we must first achieve our genuine human
    • transition through dreams — which have, however, but a very
    • consciousness. But the difference between this and what every man
    • different for him from what it is for every man, even for the one who
    • outside of his body, not limited, however, but widely diffused; he
    • nevertheless. That which constitutes anxiety, for instance, in
    • every-day physical existence is expressed in certain processes, even
    • falling asleep — or even hours, perhaps, in the case of many
    • Every one of these soul beings, which really are merely shadowy
    • develop religion during waking life. If this religion is developed
    • during the waking life — and it was developed through the
    • without the strength that religion affords. For every experience we
    • irreligious development will be immediately punished with disease by
    • such a superficial manner — but there does exist, nevertheless,
    • goes through this cosmic experience consciously, but everyone
    • unity with the Christ and the Mystery of Golgotha, developed something
    • constitute his inner self. For we must find our way, even though we
    • It is a fact that, during the night, every human being first
    • stages of sleep, a significant question arises, I might say, every
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    • bushes lift heads heavy with snow and icicles. It is evening.
    • soul of this woman became aware at that moment what the event
    • inner sorrow concerning some event. When the soul of the
    • off-spring. I have descended to this level from the higher
    • — I am not attached: I show perfect circles which ever
    • way you look at me; I am complete in every direction. Now for
    • of everything in the earth's evolution. Wert thou to intrude
    • everything thou hast accomplished; for thou couldst not help
    • Archangels. I have descended to this level and was obliged to
    • could pour into that form everything now contained in the
    • was filled with power radiating in every direction, and that
    • form. The instant thou passest the boundaries of form even a
    • this figure to the soul of the woman, “has never been
    • the imagination, and another figure came up to her, even
    • the inner nature of color, just as everything having its
    • can, by their own soul-light, carry even into lifeless
    • faculty which thou art bestowing upon them. Even when the
    • even when the two movements of the past and future collide,
    • utterly foreign to everything earthly and incapable of being
    • which never could be uttered if mankind were confined to
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    • bushes lift heads heavy with snow and icicles. It is evening.
    • soul of this woman became aware at that moment what the event
    • inner sorrow concerning some event. When the soul of the
    • off-spring. I have descended to this level from the higher
    • — I am not attached: I show perfect circles which ever
    • way you look at me; I am complete in every direction. Now for
    • of everything in the earth's evolution. Wert thou to intrude
    • everything thou hast accomplished; for thou couldst not help
    • Archangels. I have descended to this level and was obliged to
    • could pour into that form everything now contained in the
    • was filled with power radiating in every direction, and that
    • form. The instant thou passest the boundaries of form even a
    • this figure to the soul of the woman, “has never been
    • the imagination, and another figure came up to her, even
    • the inner nature of color, just as everything having its
    • can, by their own soul-light, carry even into lifeless
    • faculty which thou art bestowing upon them. Even when the
    • even when the two movements of the past and future collide,
    • utterly foreign to everything earthly and incapable of being
    • which never could be uttered if mankind were confined to
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  • Title: Lecture: Theosophy and Tolstoy
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    • life is forever changing, coming to expression in manifold variety.
    • were not to appear in constantly new forms. The form is the revelation
    • of form, were it not ever and again to become seed for the building of
    • new forms out of the old. The seed of the plant grows into the developed
    • form existence. So it is in nature everywhere and so it is in the
    • significant point about spiritual development in our own time is that
    • it may be called the epoch of forms, the epoch when on every hand man
    • Wherever we look we see the predominance of form. Darwin is the most
    • What a storm of dust was raised in the seventies and eighties of last
    • — shared even by the Greek philosophers — that the whole of
    • Again I do not say this in a derogatory sense, for every standpoint is
    • externalised in every possible way. It is inevitably so, and least of
    • Tolstoy looks everywhere for something else. He describes the soldier,
    • family or race ... but everywhere he is looking for the soul, for
    • he is able to understand life even when it seems to annihilate itself
    • filling it with anxiety and terror? Even as an artist Tolstoy has
    • one who is sick in body, but in soul. In everything Tolstoy says, one
    • fathom this riddle, seeking for life wherever it encountered him.
    • life — indeed everything else — current in the West; this is
    • form which is everywhere brought into prominence. Western researchers
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    • life is forever changing, coming to expression in manifold variety.
    • were not to appear in constantly new forms. The form is the revelation
    • of form, were it not ever and again to become seed for the building of
    • new forms out of the old. The seed of the plant grows into the developed
    • form existence. So it is in nature everywhere and so it is in the
    • significant point about spiritual development in our own time is that
    • it may be called the epoch of forms, the epoch when on every hand man
    • Wherever we look we see the predominance of form. Darwin is the most
    • What a storm of dust was raised in the seventies and eighties of last
    • — shared even by the Greek philosophers — that the whole of
    • Again I do not say this in a derogatory sense, for every standpoint is
    • externalised in every possible way. It is inevitably so, and least of
    • Tolstoy looks everywhere for something else. He describes the soldier,
    • family or race ... but everywhere he is looking for the soul, for
    • he is able to understand life even when it seems to annihilate itself
    • filling it with anxiety and terror? Even as an artist Tolstoy has
    • one who is sick in body, but in soul. In everything Tolstoy says, one
    • fathom this riddle, seeking for life wherever it encountered him.
    • life — indeed everything else — current in the West; this is
    • form which is everywhere brought into prominence. Western researchers
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  • Title: Lecture: Prayer
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    • feeling that proves to him that, even when everything of the
    • everyday world is removed from his soul and it withdraws into
    • appears as a light so faint that most men do not even notice
    • research calls for a conscious and controlled development of
    • does indeed seek the spirit through the development of the
    • all that they attained through such absorption even though
    • all, our own object is simply to develop the spark of which
    • the mystics spoke through its own inner forces. They believed
    • to burn ever more brilliantly of itself. Spiritual science,
    • however, is convinced that, for the growth of the spark, we
    • of absorption because he has, even though unconsciously,
    • development of the last centuries, even from a spiritual
    • remember, however, that the last centuries have been
    • and special life of the soul. Whatever leads to prayer
    • that, if it lives there, even though hidden, we either
    • Heraclitus are only too true: “You can never fathom the
    • boundaries of the soul even though you tread every path, so
    • all-embracing is it.” Thus, even if in prayer we seek
    • inmost feelings that are stirred in prayer teach even the
    • progress into the future, but at every moment of its life it
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    • feeling that proves to him that, even when everything of the
    • everyday world is removed from his soul and it withdraws into
    • appears as a light so faint that most men do not even notice
    • research calls for a conscious and controlled development of
    • does indeed seek the spirit through the development of the
    • all that they attained through such absorption even though
    • all, our own object is simply to develop the spark of which
    • the mystics spoke through its own inner forces. They believed
    • to burn ever more brilliantly of itself. Spiritual science,
    • however, is convinced that, for the growth of the spark, we
    • of absorption because he has, even though unconsciously,
    • development of the last centuries, even from a spiritual
    • remember, however, that the last centuries have been
    • and special life of the soul. Whatever leads to prayer
    • that, if it lives there, even though hidden, we either
    • Heraclitus are only too true: “You can never fathom the
    • boundaries of the soul even though you tread every path, so
    • all-embracing is it.” Thus, even if in prayer we seek
    • inmost feelings that are stirred in prayer teach even the
    • progress into the future, but at every moment of its life it
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    • races have continued to exist among us, and even in the Fourth Root
    • civilizations have absorbed into themselves an even more ancient
    • there are even remains of the Hyperborean civilization. These
    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • to his own will. He must bring everything to consummation in
    • and the right result will be achieved. In Egypt, these colonists came
    • whereas this teaching had reached a very high stage of development
    • over everything else. Everything of a physical nature lived in the
    • brought with them the teaching of the God-revealed Word (Veda-Word),
    • the service of civilization. The result is an imposing development of
    • revival, in a new form, of the ancient magical achievements.
    • We can see from the organization and development of the Persian
    • development of personality. Among the Persians, emphasis was laid
    • Civilization had developed the art of arithmetic. The outcome was the
    • That was a new development.
    • ancient Atlantean and Rishi civilizations. What had developed in the
    • wherever in the traditions, [are] men of great strength and are in the
    • bringing together everything that had originally been poured into this
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    • races have continued to exist among us, and even in the Fourth Root
    • civilizations have absorbed into themselves an even more ancient
    • there are even remains of the Hyperborean civilization. These
    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • to his own will. He must bring everything to consummation in
    • and the right result will be achieved. In Egypt, these colonists came
    • whereas this teaching had reached a very high stage of development
    • over everything else. Everything of a physical nature lived in the
    • brought with them the teaching of the God-revealed Word (Veda-Word),
    • the service of civilization. The result is an imposing development of
    • revival, in a new form, of the ancient magical achievements.
    • We can see from the organization and development of the Persian
    • development of personality. Among the Persians, emphasis was laid
    • Civilization had developed the art of arithmetic. The outcome was the
    • That was a new development.
    • ancient Atlantean and Rishi civilizations. What had developed in the
    • wherever in the traditions, [are] men of great strength and are in the
    • bringing together everything that had originally been poured into this
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    • several microcosmic counterparts in the form of man's skin and sense
    • To Inspired perception the metals within the Earth reveal the Soul of
    • revealed. Man learns how the Creative Powers of the World metamorphose
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    • time now there has been no mention of super-sensible man, not even
    • knowledge of our age never speaks of the man who passes through births
    • us to believe and even to teach our children in the schoolroom that
    • every mind and heart, men have completely lost the possibility of
    • Something is, however, speaking to men to-day, even if they do not
    • realise it, even if it remain in the realm of the unconscious —
    • concerns itself with whatever it is in man that does not originate
    • be doing on every possible occasion. Theories based upon
    • modern science knows about him. Such a study will reveal much. From
    • system, the several senses — in short, the whole human being of
    • before us, collected together in a handbook, everything he has to
    • everything that can be known to-day. (For, when we turn to the
    • should never speak of science as “boring,” but rather of
    • However God-forsaken are many of those who expound science to-day,
    • science herself has the co-operation of good Spirits. When, however,
    • we turn from these achievements of genuine and scholarly research and
    • he will find nothing whatever to answer his questions. In our present
    • world of sense and has led to the development of a genuine and sound
    • As we shall find, however, even this transient part of man can never
    • be explained in and from itself. Even here we are led, perforce, to
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    • reveals itself to Imaginative perception in regard to this existence
    • We must, however, be clear from the outset that it is really quite
    • countenance, — everything that belongs to the human form, man
    • “figure” of the human being even after he has passed through
    • who has passed through death reveals a form. In comparison with
    • shadow-picture; it is, nevertheless, clear and very impressive. The
    • course be moral and spiritual; we shall however find that we can
    • man still “wears” as it were, even after he has passed
    • different points of view, for only so is it possible to develop an
    • assumed by this region reveals the permanent qualities in a man's
    • appearance within the spirit-form after death and reveals whether the
    • hands, which even in physical life are full of significance and
    • It is the same with other organs. Everything becomes expressive,
    • everything becomes physiognomy. After death the human being wears his
    • being stands fully revealed before the other, with the whole meaning
    • have us at the opposite side of the globe, but are nevertheless bound
    • the Third Hierarchy; nevertheless we are living all the time in a kind
    • This physiognomy I see before me reveals such and such, it points back
    • Having lived our life together in a manner that is now revealed to us
    • develop further. We see — as it were in perspective — how
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    • death and come into the super-sensible world, he reveals himself there
    • Nevertheless, we can only describe them in such a way that they seem
    • to resemble a visual image seen by the physical eye — or whatever
    • the thoughts; yonder in the spiritual world the thoughts are revealed
    • by the things themselves; the thoughts come to us. Thought is achieved
    • by means of perception. Nor is this true only of thought. Everything
    • and planets of our system reveal to sense-perception on Earth is
    • that every year the Moon is coming nearer to the Earth. Most people
    • it is true, nevertheless. The Moon was not always out there in the
    • but be filled with deep inner reverence for the marvellous wisdom that
    • to that revealed by the other being. But if a man who was an out-and-
    • physiognomies that are the reverse of good, and has the impression
    • The third experience makes an impression which never leaves the human
    • are for ever wanting to correct something in the Divine Plan of the
    • these Ahrimanic beings are trying to achieve? They would like to hold
    • the Earth fast at a certain point in its development and not allow it
    • This is what is whispered every night into the ears of men by the
    • certain moment these great Teachers should withdraw. If they had never
    • as it was. Even to-day, when a man has passed through the gate of
    • these primeval Teachers to approach the dead. They cannot achieve
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    • (Evening).
    • super-sensible existence is nevertheless reflected into space. The
    • however, we must not omit to make clear. We are taught in physics that
    • the square of the distance. Science will not, however, admit that the
    • regions — this it is, ultimately, that comes to revelation in
    • in the Sun existence. Every experience man has is like
    • Then a further experience comes to us, an experience which reveals
    • whole Music of the Spheres — sound to us from every direction of
    • head in the next incarnation. Everything about it that was still
    • never occurs to people that when they say “a” (ah) — as
    • convention. In Eurythmy, however, the sounds — “b,”
    • the hope that if love for Eurythmy is born in ever widening circles,
    • no longer any soul in them, any life, — nay, are not even
    • never have a true feeling or perception of the nature of man until we
    • learned to follow in his thought — not little everyday problems
    • memory of everything that has ever come to pass in our planetary
    • earthly head — receives incorporated into it everything that
    • among the Beings of the higher Hierarchies, even as he lives on earth
    • of what is in man. Nor can such knowledge ever lead to pride or
    • Thrones! The human being must remain for ever little in comparison
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    • secondary importance and that we should flee from it even while we are
    • still in earthly life. Such a feeling can never be the final
    • uttered by Initiates never undervalue the beauty, the splendour, the
    • you will realise that the Initiates have never considered it unworthy
    • to speak of the development of spiritual life in imagery drawn from
    • The sense-world, however, as man perceives it in ordinary
    • and development, but they can do nothing to promote the inner
    • tread the path which leads to the super-sensible world. Knowledge even
    • that can develop into Imaginative cognition. In a certain respect we
    • a fully developed Imaginative vision, but you are on the way to it. We
    • suddenly spring to development as a result of a vivid impression
    • many an ancient myth, brimful of wonderful revelations, rings to us
    • consciousness” with the light — even with the light that
    • the several starry worlds.
    • stretching between death and a new birth lives within us even during
    • within you, memories which bear on their wings many an event of long
    • Kyriotetes. This, then, is the way whereby we can have around us even
    • metals. Once again therefore we can say to ourselves that even during
    • the deepest mysteries of all sense-perception — are revealed to
    • beautiful aspect of this field of knowledge. Every metal and every
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    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • which eventually prove to be unsatisfying. But anyone who
    • are related to ordinary life and consciousness. Even if it can
    • dreamer has never experienced them, I would answer: the parts
    • however, enables human beings to live in those forces of the
    • is everyone immersed, in sleep, in the formative forces of the
    • through thoughts — thoughts which are, however, forces.
    • at least some experiences in sleep. This is, however, only the
    • which reveal cosmic mysteries showing that human beings indeed
    • painted something on a surface, but everything is in perpetual
    • movement, in perpetual activity. At a definite moment, however,
    • pictures become distinct; their light is enhanced; they reveal
    • music. Thus cosmic music does not reveal itself only as melody
    • Inspiration, the second world. Let me call it the revelations
    • of spiritual cosmic beings. And this world of the revelation of
    • are revealed the deeds of cosmic beings who belong to the
    • passes over from the light into the plant when it is developing
    • taking place in the body. However, if you had placed beside
    • the world of manifestation, the revelation of spiritual beings,
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
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    • solution would be a matter of course. Human beings would never
    • which eventually prove to be unsatisfying. But anyone who
    • are related to ordinary life and consciousness. Even if it can
    • dreamer has never experienced them, I would answer: the parts
    • however, enables human beings to live in those forces of the
    • is everyone immersed, in sleep, in the formative forces of the
    • through thoughts — thoughts which are, however, forces.
    • at least some experiences in sleep. This is, however, only the
    • which reveal cosmic mysteries showing that human beings indeed
    • painted something on a surface, but everything is in perpetual
    • movement, in perpetual activity. At a definite moment, however,
    • pictures become distinct; their light is enhanced; they reveal
    • music. Thus cosmic music does not reveal itself only as melody
    • Inspiration, the second world. Let me call it the revelations
    • of spiritual cosmic beings. And this world of the revelation of
    • are revealed the deeds of cosmic beings who belong to the
    • passes over from the light into the plant when it is developing
    • taking place in the body. However, if you had placed beside
    • the world of manifestation, the revelation of spiritual beings,
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
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    • shadow-picture of the hand would never arise if the hand were
    • course, believe that concepts arrive through abstractions.
    • Naturally that is not at all the origin of concepts. Even
    • these concepts, cause and effect, can never be gained through
    • mere observation, however many cases it should embrace. The
    • describes it, I can never come to cognition at all.
    • the position to get it from perception. The methods, even
    • cannot go into the historical development of the system of
    • master of categorical theory, has developed the system of
    • philosopher. And when anything is ever said about him, it is
    • develop the whole world in concepts. Even the Leipzig
    • one ought to develop it from concepts. Whereupon he received
    • concept? However, in order not to remain at a standstill we
    • it becomes clear that every concept contains in itself
    • even philosophers, will say it is altogether impossible to
    • concept, which would never be conceived [about them] then
    • never have been formed unless you had encountered them. You
    • you can never lay hold of this world phenomenon unless you
    • even understand the concept of Nirvana better if you had a
    • [do] we get when we have developed four such concepts within
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    • shadow-picture of the hand would never arise if the hand were
    • course, believe that concepts arrive through abstractions.
    • Naturally that is not at all the origin of concepts. Even
    • these concepts, cause and effect, can never be gained through
    • mere observation, however many cases it should embrace. The
    • describes it, I can never come to cognition at all.
    • the position to get it from perception. The methods, even
    • cannot go into the historical development of the system of
    • master of categorical theory, has developed the system of
    • philosopher. And when anything is ever said about him, it is
    • develop the whole world in concepts. Even the Leipzig
    • one ought to develop it from concepts. Whereupon he received
    • concept? However, in order not to remain at a standstill we
    • it becomes clear that every concept contains in itself
    • even philosophers, will say it is altogether impossible to
    • concept, which would never be conceived [about them] then
    • never have been formed unless you had encountered them. You
    • you can never lay hold of this world phenomenon unless you
    • even understand the concept of Nirvana better if you had a
    • [do] we get when we have developed four such concepts within
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    • It is the fifth of eleven lectures in the volume
    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • only approximate, and only by developing these approximate
    • development, that they are not capable of conscious experience between
    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • previous evening, one may wake up with the feeling that the soul has
    • gentle phosphorescent glow, this living music, are an outer revelation
    • the revelation, the glory of mighty cosmic beings. And these beings
    • Revelations, because they live, in accordance with their inner
    • weaving life of those beings we name Exusiai is revealed.
    • revelations of the human senses, so active in their etheric substance
    • of flowing thoughts. What is flowing within it is everywhere
    • in the activity of thought becomes an ever-changing flood and flow. It
    • individualised thought-process of the Universe reveals itself as
    • etherically. It is as if we were to repeat inwards everything which we
    • the opposite order, beginning with the evening and ending with the
    • morning to evening — but in a way that reveals the whole nature
    • is spoken, from morning to evening, this experience is manifested
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
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    • It is the fifth of eleven lectures in the volume
    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • only approximate, and only by developing these approximate
    • development, that they are not capable of conscious experience between
    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • had stored up forces for an activity that develops only after sleep
    • previous evening, one may wake up with the feeling that the soul has
    • gentle phosphorescent glow, this living music, are an outer revelation
    • the revelation, the glory of mighty cosmic beings. And these beings
    • Revelations, because they live, in accordance with their inner
    • weaving life of those beings we name Exusiai is revealed.
    • revelations of the human senses, so active in their etheric substance
    • of flowing thoughts. What is flowing within it is everywhere
    • in the activity of thought becomes an ever-changing flood and flow. It
    • individualised thought-process of the Universe reveals itself as
    • etherically. It is as if we were to repeat inwards everything which we
    • the opposite order, beginning with the evening and ending with the
    • morning to evening — but in a way that reveals the whole nature
    • is spoken, from morning to evening, this experience is manifested
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
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    • bodies and bringing about their full development; just as we men bring
    • bodies, are to ascend gradually through the stages of development with
    • — as I merely hinted in the last lecture — it can even be
    • know moreover that man is to undergo further development. The earth as
    • these three which in a sense await us in our future evolution are even
    • in the least developed; for they are still enclosed in the bosom of
    • as time went on feel ourselves increasingly estranged from everything
    • higher Self, — the Spirit-Self which we have yet to develop, and
    • our developing the Life-Spirit.
    • gone by when the beings and even the various processes of evolution in
    • outside the head of every man'. Paracelsus too, one of the last who,
    • an event Spiritually, he will find that each time two human beings
    • bodies which forms the head becomes the expression of every feeling of
    • developed; it will be rayed down, as it were, from above, and stream
    • every occasion, between sleeping and waking. With simple country
    • place every night, that is, during every period of sleep — though
    • consciousness of every man in some form or other; but the
    • prevent the soul from paying attention to what comes as the result of
    • hour of midnight. A man would meet his genius every night at midnight.
    • fixed. The second meeting is however not so movable; for that which is
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    • bodies and bringing about their full development; just as we men bring
    • bodies, are to ascend gradually through the stages of development with
    • — as I merely hinted in the last lecture — it can even be
    • know moreover that man is to undergo further development. The earth as
    • these three which in a sense await us in our future evolution are even
    • in the least developed; for they are still enclosed in the bosom of
    • as time went on feel ourselves increasingly estranged from everything
    • higher Self, — the Spirit-Self which we have yet to develop, and
    • our developing the Life-Spirit.
    • gone by when the beings and even the various processes of evolution in
    • outside the head of every man'. Paracelsus too, one of the last who,
    • an event Spiritually, he will find that each time two human beings
    • bodies which forms the head becomes the expression of every feeling of
    • developed; it will be rayed down, as it were, from above, and stream
    • every occasion, between sleeping and waking. With simple country
    • place every night, that is, during every period of sleep — though
    • consciousness of every man in some form or other; but the
    • prevent the soul from paying attention to what comes as the result of
    • hour of midnight. A man would meet his genius every night at midnight.
    • fixed. The second meeting is however not so movable; for that which is
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  • Title: Preface: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • Anthroposophy. It has never ceased to be a source of healing,
    • strength and revelation in the crises of life. Therefore, it has been
    • awe-inspiring work which will continue to reveal aspects of
    • phase in the revelation of the Mysteries of mankind. The meditation
    • is mantric, that is, a spiritual revelation in which sound, form and
    • structure will reveal a pentagonal dodecahedron implicit in the
    • This does not imply that a horizontal line of memory of past events
    • In verse two of part one is revealed that He who is
    • enhanced by the ever-waxing revelation of the truth expressed.
    • eternal rhythms of life and death. Meditation will reveal the soul's
    • evolving worlds will be revealed. Then will be overcome the
    • by means of thinking. The universal thought is ever present, awaiting
    • revelation of how all that has been declared has been made possible.
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    • translator whose works include several volumes of original
  • Title: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • “toned-down”, but made available to everyone who feels
  • Title: La Piedra Fundamental - Meditación
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    • acciones del devenir cósmico
    • en el devenir terrestre;
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    • regard to the cycles which run in SEVENS is no mere figure of speech,
    • possible if the spiritual Movement, in its development, contains in
    • has been achieved; our striving turns back again to its beginning, but
    • foundation of our work. This is indispensable for everybody; for it is
    • about the development of those truths and facts which have been put
    • will see that even those great and all-embracing truths which have
    • themselves a firm and sure foundation. Wherever the work is being
    • as to how he can develop those inner faculties which at present are
    • how they should develop the faculties dormant within their own souls;
    • everyone can understand it by means of unprejudiced reason, that is to
    • plane. And it may well be said: Even if no one of those here present
    • ever has the opportunity of proving everything immediately in the most
    • comprehensive sense, everyone could at any rate make this possible if
    • faculties of the physical plane). Let us even consider such difficult
    • Zarathustra's etheric body passed over into Moses* — let us even
    • being dealt with, even then let no one assert that he who knows these
    • I will now lay hold of everything that is at my disposal on the
    • physical plane, everything that history hands down to us, everything
    • feel fear of an inexact examination; but it could never fear
    • main question. Is it not necessary, is it not even good, for the man
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    • regard to the cycles which run in SEVENS is no mere figure of speech,
    • possible if the spiritual Movement, in its development, contains in
    • has been achieved; our striving turns back again to its beginning, but
    • foundation of our work. This is indispensable for everybody; for it is
    • about the development of those truths and facts which have been put
    • will see that even those great and all-embracing truths which have
    • themselves a firm and sure foundation. Wherever the work is being
    • as to how he can develop those inner faculties which at present are
    • how they should develop the faculties dormant within their own souls;
    • everyone can understand it by means of unprejudiced reason, that is to
    • plane. And it may well be said: Even if no one of those here present
    • ever has the opportunity of proving everything immediately in the most
    • comprehensive sense, everyone could at any rate make this possible if
    • faculties of the physical plane). Let us even consider such difficult
    • Zarathustra's etheric body passed over into Moses* — let us even
    • being dealt with, even then let no one assert that he who knows these
    • I will now lay hold of everything that is at my disposal on the
    • physical plane, everything that history hands down to us, everything
    • feel fear of an inexact examination; but it could never fear
    • main question. Is it not necessary, is it not even good, for the man
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  • Title: Lecture: The European Mysteries and Their Initiates
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    • Mysteries, they are nevertheless still in existence to-day and are the
    • — And the whole content of Spiritual Science, everything that is
    • developing the faculty of fully conscious clairvoyance and the aim of
    • deeply into his soul and rises to a level higher than that of ordinary
    • sense-perception, he still feels, even to-day, that there is within
    • universe is revealed to human intelligence in everything that is
    • rites of Initiation were a means of revealing to the pupil that death
    • possible for a soul to live and develop in the body of man. The soul
    • This suggests that wherever a dwelling place has to be found for a
    • And so even in the ancient Northern Mysteries it was realised that
    • for instance, may resolve to develop principally the thinking faculty,
    • set out to develop the powers of his soul in a particular direction.
    • Everything was related to the sacred number three, and for this reason
    • And so it was realised that when twelve men united together to develop
    • essential feature of European culture, namely, the development of a
    • everything, refers to the period of their decline. In this age we need
    • thing that can reveal whether a certain feature in the legends is
    • become historic fact in the Christ Event. In the ancient
    • which everyone may discover in his own individuality. The Mystery of
    • of the Christ-Mystery, however, demand that I shall not wait until
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    • Mysteries, they are nevertheless still in existence to-day and are the
    • — And the whole content of Spiritual Science, everything that is
    • developing the faculty of fully conscious clairvoyance and the aim of
    • deeply into his soul and rises to a level higher than that of ordinary
    • sense-perception, he still feels, even to-day, that there is within
    • universe is revealed to human intelligence in everything that is
    • rites of Initiation were a means of revealing to the pupil that death
    • possible for a soul to live and develop in the body of man. The soul
    • This suggests that wherever a dwelling place has to be found for a
    • And so even in the ancient Northern Mysteries it was realised that
    • for instance, may resolve to develop principally the thinking faculty,
    • set out to develop the powers of his soul in a particular direction.
    • Everything was related to the sacred number three, and for this reason
    • And so it was realised that when twelve men united together to develop
    • essential feature of European culture, namely, the development of a
    • everything, refers to the period of their decline. In this age we need
    • thing that can reveal whether a certain feature in the legends is
    • become historic fact in the Christ Event. In the ancient
    • which everyone may discover in his own individuality. The Mystery of
    • of the Christ-Mystery, however, demand that I shall not wait until
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    • As our subject is arousing the very widest interest everywhere, it seems
    • pictures of Him which have moved souls and occupied thoughtful men ever
    • since the Event in Palestine. Always the picture has been modified
    • event is confirmed by independent writings. It may be said that all the
    • historical Jesus in any documents whatever, such for example as in
    • Josephus or Tacitus, may be put out of court, for they can never be
    • it must be allowed that everything which the earnest and diligent
    • Whatever was to be said on this subject I endeavoured to state many
    • causes which brought about the Event of Palestine were not to be found
    • in that region wherein external historical events take place, and thus
    • to disentangle the threads that were woven behind the Event in Palestine
    • how deeply grounded in the spiritual facts of human development were
    • Religion already existed among the ancients and was never absent from
    • came into humanity with the events of Palestine, but that in a certain
    • Christianity, we are referred by the historical development of humanity
    • conviction that in every man there lives, deeply hidden and slumbering
    • for a tremendous event to be compared in some measure with being born
    • given everywhere in answer to a deeply philosophic question, is
    • it would never have been held in the sense of Kant or in Schopenhauer's
    • appealed to was man's capability of development, to the powers lying
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    • As our subject is arousing the very widest interest everywhere, it seems
    • pictures of Him which have moved souls and occupied thoughtful men ever
    • since the Event in Palestine. Always the picture has been modified
    • event is confirmed by independent writings. It may be said that all the
    • historical Jesus in any documents whatever, such for example as in
    • Josephus or Tacitus, may be put out of court, for they can never be
    • it must be allowed that everything which the earnest and diligent
    • Whatever was to be said on this subject I endeavoured to state many
    • causes which brought about the Event of Palestine were not to be found
    • in that region wherein external historical events take place, and thus
    • to disentangle the threads that were woven behind the Event in Palestine
    • how deeply grounded in the spiritual facts of human development were
    • Religion already existed among the ancients and was never absent from
    • came into humanity with the events of Palestine, but that in a certain
    • Christianity, we are referred by the historical development of humanity
    • conviction that in every man there lives, deeply hidden and slumbering
    • for a tremendous event to be compared in some measure with being born
    • given everywhere in answer to a deeply philosophic question, is
    • it would never have been held in the sense of Kant or in Schopenhauer's
    • appealed to was man's capability of development, to the powers lying
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    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • that even in the problem of man’s origin, contemporary
    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • a development of grand and mighty conceptions of the Being named
    • Church. It is very instructive to study, even cursorily, the
    • development of the wonderful Gnostic ideas concerning the Christ
    • to sketch this evening, is in many respects an advance upon all that
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • in the world of Matter. Hence even in historical ages the Christ
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
    • evolution? It was that a specially developed human individual,
    • event — whether or not we call it to-day a ‘symbolical’
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • here.’ Such an event may perhaps occur as the result of some
    • wholly new — not however in the sense of that which, in other
    • had never yet been united with a human body. What then arose in the
    • The Gnosis realised, however, that with this Christ — Who must
    • that this event is bound up with something of historic significance
    • at all events to present a mighty and powerful picture —
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    • have pointed out in other lectures that every age, including our own,
    • that even in the problem of man’s origin, contemporary
    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • a development of grand and mighty conceptions of the Being named
    • Church. It is very instructive to study, even cursorily, the
    • development of the wonderful Gnostic ideas concerning the Christ
    • to sketch this evening, is in many respects an advance upon all that
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • in the world of Matter. Hence even in historical ages the Christ
    • His own development while man had long since descended into the
    • evolution? It was that a specially developed human individual,
    • event — whether or not we call it to-day a ‘symbolical’
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • here.’ Such an event may perhaps occur as the result of some
    • wholly new — not however in the sense of that which, in other
    • had never yet been united with a human body. What then arose in the
    • The Gnosis realised, however, that with this Christ — Who must
    • that this event is bound up with something of historic significance
    • at all events to present a mighty and powerful picture —
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    • we could prove to you that he never thought of them in connection with
    • himself.’ Such an objection is so patent that even those who think as
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • nebulous and vague. But true Mystics have never done this. Precisely
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • Wagner himself ever express this conviction? Most certainly he did!
    • He regarded symphonic music as a veritable revelation from another
    • world, a revelation by which the threads of existence are elucidated
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • his eyes, colour and light are revealed to him. It is possible for the
    • revelation of an inner music, of spiritual sounds and harmonies which
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • was not one of those artists who think they must ‘out’ with everything
    • Tragedy. We shall not, however, go into what Nietzsche says,
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • later on broke off along their several paths. Music and dramatic
    • of the inevitable course taken by evolution. He believed that the
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
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    • we could prove to you that he never thought of them in connection with
    • himself.’ Such an objection is so patent that even those who think as
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • nebulous and vague. But true Mystics have never done this. Precisely
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • Wagner himself ever express this conviction? Most certainly he did!
    • He regarded symphonic music as a veritable revelation from another
    • world, a revelation by which the threads of existence are elucidated
    • which is, however, more than an image. Those who really know what they
    • his eyes, colour and light are revealed to him. It is possible for the
    • revelation of an inner music, of spiritual sounds and harmonies which
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • was not one of those artists who think they must ‘out’ with everything
    • Tragedy. We shall not, however, go into what Nietzsche says,
    • the experiences of those to whom the hidden teachings were revealed
    • later on broke off along their several paths. Music and dramatic
    • of the inevitable course taken by evolution. He believed that the
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • cognition and must in every case be accepted as traditions of the
    • revelation was less sharply emphasised than they were in medieval
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • he would enter a world where super-sensible truth would be revealed to
    • significance of the Event on Golgotha. Those who had been initiated
    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • things and never notice that they are out-and-out nonsense. It is
    • to say about Indian wisdom. Nevertheless, if we ask for something
    • abstract, logical thought. Even now (at the beginning of the third
    • revelation of the Divine-Spiritual. Aristotle could no longer
    • the ideas, and this is at a lower level than the picture itself.
    • Nevertheless, Aristotle could still receive the substance of the ideas
    • in the form of revelation. There is no fundamental difference between
    • Plato was able to gaze into higher levels of the spiritual world than
    • rise to very high levels of spiritual perception. The lives of men
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • the Sun-forces which flood the whole universe accessible to man. Every
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    • I have described as knowledge through revelation and knowledge
    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • cognition and must in every case be accepted as traditions of the
    • revelation was less sharply emphasised than they were in medieval
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • he would enter a world where super-sensible truth would be revealed to
    • significance of the Event on Golgotha. Those who had been initiated
    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • things and never notice that they are out-and-out nonsense. It is
    • to say about Indian wisdom. Nevertheless, if we ask for something
    • abstract, logical thought. Even now (at the beginning of the third
    • revelation of the Divine-Spiritual. Aristotle could no longer
    • the ideas, and this is at a lower level than the picture itself.
    • Nevertheless, Aristotle could still receive the substance of the ideas
    • in the form of revelation. There is no fundamental difference between
    • Plato was able to gaze into higher levels of the spiritual world than
    • rise to very high levels of spiritual perception. The lives of men
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • the Sun-forces which flood the whole universe accessible to man. Every
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    • whole course of mankind's development resembles the life-course of
    • experienced even in his EXTERNAL life. Through the fact that
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • people withdrew themselves more and more even from the mere act of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • What grieves the
    • just been expressed. We may say: every kind of pessimism is wrong.
    • But this does not imply that every kind of optimism is right. Right
    • and justified is, however, the APPEAL TO THE WILL. It is not at all a
    • sleeping state we pass through the most important events. The most
    • important events of the past years have literally been slept away!
    • Even to-day, most important events are being slept away.'
    • Everything which comes from other directions and seeks to transform
    • spirit, contemplates in a certain way every night the events of the
    • be fully conscious of these coming events, to have them in his
    • coming events, is his angel, his ANGELOS. What we experience during
    • and his Angelos. This is the case with the human being ever since the
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • beings been pervaded by the feeling: “Whatever you do, is in
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    • whole course of mankind's development resembles the life-course of
    • experienced even in his EXTERNAL life. Through the fact that
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • people withdrew themselves more and more even from the mere act of
    • anthroposophical feelings and from a knowledge of the events which
    • What grieves the
    • just been expressed. We may say: every kind of pessimism is wrong.
    • But this does not imply that every kind of optimism is right. Right
    • and justified is, however, the APPEAL TO THE WILL. It is not at all a
    • sleeping state we pass through the most important events. The most
    • important events of the past years have literally been slept away!
    • Even to-day, most important events are being slept away.'
    • Everything which comes from other directions and seeks to transform
    • spirit, contemplates in a certain way every night the events of the
    • be fully conscious of these coming events, to have them in his
    • coming events, is his angel, his ANGELOS. What we experience during
    • and his Angelos. This is the case with the human being ever since the
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • beings been pervaded by the feeling: “Whatever you do, is in
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • everything which has thus been given in a schematic form. We already
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • have to take away from the human being everything pertaining to
    • however, it would not immediately take on its own form, owing to the
    • through the fact that every animal-species has assumed a form of its
    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • developed. Indeed, this truth even rose up on Schelling’s
    • which could not, of course, be developed fully, those who were unable
    • not as yet grasp clearly, nevertheless lived within his soul as a
    • human being really consist of animal forms. He even had the courage
    • Philistines thought about it! If we wish to grasp the development of
    • put together is our own work, but wood and even iron are raw
    • live within our physical body, we believe that only the things we
    • kind of material as clever thoughts). Coarsely speaking, the Angeloi,
    • world. Indeed, this would even take on the form of a sphere, it would
    • and even the Spirits of the Will. When after years or decades we have
    • cosmos. However, this becomes inwoven with the cosmos in a manner
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    • everything which has thus been given in a schematic form. We already
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • have to take away from the human being everything pertaining to
    • however, it would not immediately take on its own form, owing to the
    • through the fact that every animal-species has assumed a form of its
    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • developed. Indeed, this truth even rose up on Schelling’s
    • which could not, of course, be developed fully, those who were unable
    • not as yet grasp clearly, nevertheless lived within his soul as a
    • human being really consist of animal forms. He even had the courage
    • Philistines thought about it! If we wish to grasp the development of
    • put together is our own work, but wood and even iron are raw
    • live within our physical body, we believe that only the things we
    • kind of material as clever thoughts). Coarsely speaking, the Angeloi,
    • world. Indeed, this would even take on the form of a sphere, it would
    • and even the Spirits of the Will. When after years or decades we have
    • cosmos. However, this becomes inwoven with the cosmos in a manner
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • and in a certain sense it is an illusion to believe that in the
    • developed in the soul through a number of incarnations, men make
    • as a whole — only then will achievement be within our reach ...
    • will dawn upon us that in these very ancient temples, everything
    • mysterious language. In the interior of the temple I find everything
    • approach an ancient Egyptian Temple; even the obelisks are enigmas.
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • and in every detail of the building.
    • minds of the Faithful; and every one of the forms in the space we
    • trying to express something that is never as separate and complete in
    • itself as a Greek Temple. Every Gothic form seems to reach out beyond
    • those within the walls; there is everywhere a kind of urge to break
    • this — where even the enclosing walls seem to lead out beyond,
    • of a lengthy period in the development of temple-architecture, we
    • Sphinx. What is really at the root of it? Why has it developed in
    • debris have survived. This could be pointed out in every detail, down
    • as great in every respect as that presented by the Egyptian Temple.
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • and in a certain sense it is an illusion to believe that in the
    • developed in the soul through a number of incarnations, men make
    • as a whole — only then will achievement be within our reach ...
    • will dawn upon us that in these very ancient temples, everything
    • mysterious language. In the interior of the temple I find everything
    • approach an ancient Egyptian Temple; even the obelisks are enigmas.
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • and in every detail of the building.
    • minds of the Faithful; and every one of the forms in the space we
    • trying to express something that is never as separate and complete in
    • itself as a Greek Temple. Every Gothic form seems to reach out beyond
    • those within the walls; there is everywhere a kind of urge to break
    • this — where even the enclosing walls seem to lead out beyond,
    • of a lengthy period in the development of temple-architecture, we
    • Sphinx. What is really at the root of it? Why has it developed in
    • debris have survived. This could be pointed out in every detail, down
    • as great in every respect as that presented by the Egyptian Temple.
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    • the development of the spiritual scientific view of the world,
    • modified. Thus, we gradually rise to ever higher truths. Still, it
    • and elementary a form as possible. It is, however, also necessary
    • individualities who have developed along with humanity from the
    • we find the most varied stages of development among the human
    • developed with varying rapidity. Some have made relatively slow
    • have developed rapidly, who, one might say, have utilized their
    • soul-spiritual development that will be attained by normal men
    • only in the far distant future. Nevertheless, we may say that however
    • advanced these individual souls may be, however far they may tower
    • There were beings who could have accomplished their development
    • intervene in the course of human evolution it is nevertheless
    • from even one embodiment to which he may subject himself; he enters a
    • an avatar being can either enter a human body just once or several
    • avatar being woven into his body? It means that whenever an avatar
    • being is woven into a fleshly human body, some one member, or even
    • several members, of the super-sensible constitution of this human
    • several members of the person in question who is animated by the
    • can never be explained by considering physical facts alone.
    • body and even the ego; that is, the ego as an impulse, as it was
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    • the development of the spiritual scientific view of the world,
    • modified. Thus, we gradually rise to ever higher truths. Still, it
    • and elementary a form as possible. It is, however, also necessary
    • individualities who have developed along with humanity from the
    • we find the most varied stages of development among the human
    • developed with varying rapidity. Some have made relatively slow
    • have developed rapidly, who, one might say, have utilized their
    • soul-spiritual development that will be attained by normal men
    • only in the far distant future. Nevertheless, we may say that however
    • advanced these individual souls may be, however far they may tower
    • There were beings who could have accomplished their development
    • intervene in the course of human evolution it is nevertheless
    • from even one embodiment to which he may subject himself; he enters a
    • an avatar being can either enter a human body just once or several
    • avatar being woven into his body? It means that whenever an avatar
    • being is woven into a fleshly human body, some one member, or even
    • several members, of the super-sensible constitution of this human
    • several members of the person in question who is animated by the
    • can never be explained by considering physical facts alone.
    • body and even the ego; that is, the ego as an impulse, as it was
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    • can never do justice to the full World-impulse of Christianity. For
    • however strangely seeming. Imagine some Being descending from another
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • events and movements of our day. In reality the souls of men have
    • Golgotha all human beings — even those who were primitive, more
    • ancient times, he even knew of certain details of the life of soul
    • body.” Never did the man of ancient time unite himself so
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • Father God alone and unimpaired, he could never have attained the
    • as modern Science conceives; for within the outer form, however like
    • activity in those worlds grows ever less and less. For He was the
    • Thus as the initiates lived on, ever and increasingly
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • typical figures of initiates who had learned in their several places
    • the greatest fact that ever took place on Earth, answer was given to
    • disciples were able to converse with Him as a spiritual Being even
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
    • which so many people, possessed even of a certain higher
    • he feels himself bound up, even in life, with Death. Again and again
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
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    • can never do justice to the full World-impulse of Christianity. For
    • however strangely seeming. Imagine some Being descending from another
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • events and movements of our day. In reality the souls of men have
    • Golgotha all human beings — even those who were primitive, more
    • ancient times, he even knew of certain details of the life of soul
    • body.” Never did the man of ancient time unite himself so
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • Father God alone and unimpaired, he could never have attained the
    • as modern Science conceives; for within the outer form, however like
    • activity in those worlds grows ever less and less. For He was the
    • Thus as the initiates lived on, ever and increasingly
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • typical figures of initiates who had learned in their several places
    • the greatest fact that ever took place on Earth, answer was given to
    • disciples were able to converse with Him as a spiritual Being even
    • In primæval ages men had not known Death. Since ever they came to
    • which so many people, possessed even of a certain higher
    • he feels himself bound up, even in life, with Death. Again and again
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
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    • cannot, to begin with, regard Spiritual Science, which never
    • with any names whatsoever. The fact that the teaching of
    • just as little as it is justifiable to accuse every teacher of
    • Nevertheless, it is necessary to point out that
    • penetrate into and to test the source of every religion, whether it
    • sage. The King, who has never been at a loss in the presence of any
    • everything that the eye can behold in the physical world.
    • designated by a name, in order that he may thus reveal the
    • then, it is even so with the name and form of a wagon. If we gather
    • is even thus with what reappears in a later life on earth in relation
    • though such a comparison has never been selected before — use
    • them as its instruments. And even when we behold all the separate
    • A man stands before us. He is constructed out of several
    • everything around him. But he is led to free himself from his
    • everything that he can gain. by means of all possible human
    • everything that it offers, when it is conceived only as Name and
    • Form, reveals itself in all its emptiness! There is no truth in
    • That which is revealed in the separate parts, and lives itself out in
    • call an ‘event’ and carry it onward into a later
    • theme of the present lecture is certainly not intended to develop a
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    • cannot, to begin with, regard Spiritual Science, which never
    • with any names whatsoever. The fact that the teaching of
    • just as little as it is justifiable to accuse every teacher of
    • Nevertheless, it is necessary to point out that
    • penetrate into and to test the source of every religion, whether it
    • sage. The King, who has never been at a loss in the presence of any
    • everything that the eye can behold in the physical world.
    • designated by a name, in order that he may thus reveal the
    • then, it is even so with the name and form of a wagon. If we gather
    • is even thus with what reappears in a later life on earth in relation
    • though such a comparison has never been selected before — use
    • them as its instruments. And even when we behold all the separate
    • A man stands before us. He is constructed out of several
    • everything around him. But he is led to free himself from his
    • everything that he can gain. by means of all possible human
    • everything that it offers, when it is conceived only as Name and
    • Form, reveals itself in all its emptiness! There is no truth in
    • That which is revealed in the separate parts, and lives itself out in
    • call an ‘event’ and carry it onward into a later
    • theme of the present lecture is certainly not intended to develop a
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science and Speech
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    • all the intimate and individual colouring of everything that passes
    • our concepts attach themselves to words, and an imperfectly developed
    • particular speech or language. Since, however, a language is common
    • and on its average level. The individual is subject, as it were, to
    • The mystery of speech and its origin and development through the
    • development of speech and its connection with the human being, from
    • every single thing contains something of the nature of sound within
    • itself; everything has sound in a certain sense, not only a glass we
    • let fall, or a bell we strike, but every single thing. Man’s
    • However many more combinations of this kind we might care to
    • instincts and desires. If, however, the Ego has refined the instincts
    • in such a way that the Ego is everywhere controlling all that lives
    • future. Thus we speak of a sevenfold nature of the human being,
    • for them even to-day. Man will only begin consciously to transform
    • achieved.
    • Ego upon the astral body has resulted in the development of the
    • therefore, we may speak of the sevenfold human being: the three soul
    • is Spirit, that Spirit is at the basis of everything material,
    • Group-Soul similarly transformed, developed and regulated the three
    • influence of the inner, vital warmth. Everything that the Ego brings
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    • all the intimate and individual colouring of everything that passes
    • our concepts attach themselves to words, and an imperfectly developed
    • particular speech or language. Since, however, a language is common
    • and on its average level. The individual is subject, as it were, to
    • The mystery of speech and its origin and development through the
    • development of speech and its connection with the human being, from
    • every single thing contains something of the nature of sound within
    • itself; everything has sound in a certain sense, not only a glass we
    • let fall, or a bell we strike, but every single thing. Man’s
    • However many more combinations of this kind we might care to
    • instincts and desires. If, however, the Ego has refined the instincts
    • in such a way that the Ego is everywhere controlling all that lives
    • future. Thus we speak of a sevenfold nature of the human being,
    • for them even to-day. Man will only begin consciously to transform
    • achieved.
    • Ego upon the astral body has resulted in the development of the
    • therefore, we may speak of the sevenfold human being: the three soul
    • is Spirit, that Spirit is at the basis of everything material,
    • Group-Soul similarly transformed, developed and regulated the three
    • influence of the inner, vital warmth. Everything that the Ego brings
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • speech with the hierarchy of the Archangels. Speech, like everything
    • that even primitive languages show the same character as civilised
    • exist between the several languages, but rather with those
    • object. In our day however there is hardly any feeling left for this;
    • not even need to go back so far before we come to a time when the
    • the evolution of the Archangels themselves. For even when we are
    • evolution of the Archangels is expressed and revealed in the changes
    • even only as far as ancient Egypt and Chaldea, we find in every land
    • and antipathy, of every shade of human feeling. Instead of a language
    • so thoroughly drilled and trained to it, we would never take much
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • words categories of thought. It would never have occurred to the
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • development in all its tremendous significance, we shall come to see
    • time had not yet been achieved by the Gods, and was already present
    • here on Earth in picture. What the Gods had not yet achieved is the
    • changes from one form of life into another. The actual event of death
    • passes through Death. The event of Golgotha is accordingly more than
    • an event of the life of Earth, it is an event of the life of the
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • speech with the hierarchy of the Archangels. Speech, like everything
    • that even primitive languages show the same character as civilised
    • exist between the several languages, but rather with those
    • object. In our day however there is hardly any feeling left for this;
    • not even need to go back so far before we come to a time when the
    • the evolution of the Archangels themselves. For even when we are
    • evolution of the Archangels is expressed and revealed in the changes
    • even only as far as ancient Egypt and Chaldea, we find in every land
    • and antipathy, of every shade of human feeling. Instead of a language
    • so thoroughly drilled and trained to it, we would never take much
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • words categories of thought. It would never have occurred to the
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • development in all its tremendous significance, we shall come to see
    • time had not yet been achieved by the Gods, and was already present
    • here on Earth in picture. What the Gods had not yet achieved is the
    • changes from one form of life into another. The actual event of death
    • passes through Death. The event of Golgotha is accordingly more than
    • an event of the life of Earth, it is an event of the life of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • that in their study of contemporary events and happenings, men's
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • world devoid of every element of that material existence with which
    • of these Beings, however, was held to be entirely free from the
    • higher level than the physical world but peopled none the less by
    • individualised Beings. And at the lowest level, at the lowest stage
    • turned with the deepest fervour and reverence to the Mystery of
    • different phase of development. It is not a question here of the
    • began to function in the human mind and the development of
    • revealed to him. The springing-forth of individual thoughts
    • were directed wholly to the development of thought per se and
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • lived and worked with a tremendous power. And that is why even to-day
    • revelation of their life and being — because, if this
    • revelation had continued to influence the human mind, men would not
    • the Pleroma was a revelation vouchsafed to man. Through an Act of
    • Grace from on high, this world of light revealed itself in and
    • was an impenetrable wall, concealing from men all traces even of
    • the origin and subsequent development of medieval thought. Great
    • though its achievements were, men's eyes were blinded to all
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    • that in their study of contemporary events and happenings, men's
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • world devoid of every element of that material existence with which
    • of these Beings, however, was held to be entirely free from the
    • higher level than the physical world but peopled none the less by
    • individualised Beings. And at the lowest level, at the lowest stage
    • turned with the deepest fervour and reverence to the Mystery of
    • different phase of development. It is not a question here of the
    • began to function in the human mind and the development of
    • revealed to him. The springing-forth of individual thoughts
    • were directed wholly to the development of thought per se and
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • lived and worked with a tremendous power. And that is why even to-day
    • revelation of their life and being — because, if this
    • revelation had continued to influence the human mind, men would not
    • the Pleroma was a revelation vouchsafed to man. Through an Act of
    • Grace from on high, this world of light revealed itself in and
    • was an impenetrable wall, concealing from men all traces even of
    • the origin and subsequent development of medieval thought. Great
    • though its achievements were, men's eyes were blinded to all
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    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • among other things, with the stream of inheritance which eventually
    • even say: It is our specific task between birth and death to make
    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • emerge. It is only our existence in the solid element which prevents
    • even as it has been lost. Only the old Imaginative clairvoyance which
    • together with it, constitute a kind of sevenfold entity, as do the
    • words of untold importance which have, however, never been rightly
    • law. Even today these truths can only be hinted at. For as a rule, if
    • for a law — quite unaware that whatever is not in order comes
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • dissolves, it becomes ever more tenuous. But it does not become
    • thus becomes conscious is always there in the subconscious, whenever
    • believe.
    • Now man develops more and more as he lives through the time between
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • century, and even in the last third of the 19th century — the
    • physical and physiological effects. Frequently, however, half- or
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • undefined of all — lying even beneath the ‘animal
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    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • among other things, with the stream of inheritance which eventually
    • even say: It is our specific task between birth and death to make
    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • emerge. It is only our existence in the solid element which prevents
    • even as it has been lost. Only the old Imaginative clairvoyance which
    • together with it, constitute a kind of sevenfold entity, as do the
    • words of untold importance which have, however, never been rightly
    • law. Even today these truths can only be hinted at. For as a rule, if
    • for a law — quite unaware that whatever is not in order comes
    • death. They are only there, however, for a short time, as you know,
    • dissolves, it becomes ever more tenuous. But it does not become
    • thus becomes conscious is always there in the subconscious, whenever
    • believe.
    • Now man develops more and more as he lives through the time between
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • century, and even in the last third of the 19th century — the
    • physical and physiological effects. Frequently, however, half- or
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • undefined of all — lying even beneath the ‘animal
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    • Looking back on the change of soul in development of consciousness.
    • puberty. Forces underlying the feelings of nationalism. Development
    • turn to the spiritual. Inner mission of our time is the development
    • consequence the possibility of development of the single human being
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    • examined this or the other myth. However, the myth permits of many
    • astronomical-astrological events, and had fabricated such a myth for
    • their connection with the universe. Nevertheless there prevailed in
    • they developed a knowledge which had a longing to know the deeper
    • death and also leads a life between death and a new birth. Even from
    • certain legal ideas, astronomy, rhetoric, even a script and so on. It
    • there took place what has been stated. Then, however, the myth
    • the innovations to be really sweeping. That, however, had the effect
    • understood what the Egyptians expressed! A Greek would never have
    • same time, however, the Egyptian knew: the same God who judges men
    • star-events. These Dupuis judgments have much that is captivating,
    • but on closer inspection they reveal themselves as very superficial.
    • being, according to the Greek conception is already everywhere in
    • Gaea and Uranus, particularly, however, when Chronos reigned with
    • course of world events it is very necessary to consider such things.
    • for the Greek consciousness? To form even an historical concept of
    • Zeus-concept was fastened. Now the Greek, even the quite ordinary
    • ancestor, nevertheless I venerate something which had some connection
    • men are going through a definite evolution; we have developed from
    • imaginative consciousness. In this way, however, they rule over us,
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    • in a certain sense even the Old Testament teachings to which we will
    • human consciousness. We know of the development of consciousness
    • is again to achieve vision directed to the super-sensible; it is
    • to be achieved on the path of Spiritual Science, through spiritual
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • development of which we are standing, to the Fourth Post-Atlantean
    • that in Grecian times, and even much later, people saw
    • in fact this represented the truth: — there are, however,
    • of course not one Osiris, but it was believed that there had
    • seventeen degrees of Scorpio and in the opposite point of the heavens
    • leave legacies behind. There have always been people, stragglers even
    • letter, developed from it.
    • to a certain degree, however, it is not only a case of should,
    • for what is to develop as the new. If we have knowledge of what once
    • boys who develop to the age of puberty a change of voice. It is as we
    • events in the atmosphere. (Today there are still slight remains of
    • this in almost every child of tender age, it is only that people pay
    • nonsense.) In the air spiritual events are taking place around
    • but spiritual events are taking place. These spiritual events,
    • essentially events of the etheric world, were perceived by
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    • Old Testament doctrine the Gods who were revered were at the same
    • within us in which we believe, which we profess as modern men, that
    • as in the last Post-Atlantean epoch, the seventh, certain impulses of
    • the watchfulness of his consort Isis. Then Isis sought everywhere for
    • revealed to her that the coffin had been carried away by the sea; she
    • November days of autumn when the sun sets in the seventeenth degree
    • way that I can only relate today approximately, superficially, even
    • was open to all, and in fact everyone could see it at convenient
    • however, they not only ruined the artistic intention from which the
    • circumstances, in special moments, had nevertheless seen this new
    • and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil.’
    • her special benefactor and loved him. And one day she believed in a
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • spirit-visitor, who was none other than the new Typhon, believed that
    • into other lands, because she believed that she must do so. She
    • spot where she developed the cow-horns. But this crown was merely of
    • must set one thing definitely before our souls: Even though the power
    • the Logos, however, must be laid hold of again. The cow-horns of
    • spiritual science, to transform the cow-horns, so that even the paper
    • method, that even the paper crown will become a genuine golden crown.
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    • question, however, can only be approached slowly and gradually. It
    • am the Present, I am the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil.’
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • never seek to grasp the spiritual life of the soul cannot lift the
    • veil of Isis; he however can lift it, who grasps the spiritual life,
    • said to characterize the times not to criticize them. Where, however,
    • of painting everything in glowing colours must not find entry into
    • the human soul, nor even be blazoned forth as universal human love.
    • other hand, however, it may also be said that compared with the
    • existence of mankind. And precisely through what man develops very
    • The clever ones in Philisterium, to be sure, call it ‘superstition’
    • regulate from the position of the sun; every time we look at the
    • We have no possibilities of this today. If man can develop the forces
    • nothing of this! But in the neighbourhood of every human being
    • man naturally breathes differently. For in every man's neighbourhood
    • not even straw, but paper-abstract concepts of sun, moon and stars,
    • growth and thriving, of everything imaginable, so, in the first
    • every such Zodiacal constellation is related to a particular planet,
    • in Cancer, its forces are there, and there they come to development
    • epoch the Egypto-Chaldean, the human being developed, as his special
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    • humanity as such, the reverse is the case. A man is first child, then
    • reverse path is to be attributed to mankind. During the 2,160 years
    • have been capable of development in a way quite different from what
    • present time we are capable of development up to a certain age
    • independently of our own action; we are capable of development
    • capable of development for a much longer time. He remained so into
    • spirit nature. If today we wish to have a development of the soul and
    • spirit nature after our twenties, we must seek for this development
    • increasing, but of experiencing, even in the decline of
    • in which man no more remained capable of development to such a great
    • development up to the end of his forties. Then in the next epoch, the
    • Egypto-Chaldean, he could develop up to the time of his forty-second
    • period where man carries his development only into his twenties. This
    • which moreover is not believed by external historical science, but
    • younger and younger — if we call this change in development a
    • a man then remained capable of development up to his thirty-fifth
    • humanity as a whole we are living, so to say, in the twenty-seventh
    • condemned to carry right through life the development they acquired
    • own freewill to take their further development in hand. And the
    • historical development with more sharpened senses can see it —
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    • time, as we know from our various studies. For even in this Grecian
    • than is possible at the present time. This present time, however, is
    • concepts. But one cannot understand everything through abstract
    • reveal something to us. One must revive the consciousness that the
    • however, solve the riddle of man if we are content to continue to be
    • of soul. One must only develop a feeling that this human form is a
    • reach everyone, is not fitted to call forth a feeling of what a
    • is actually twofold, if one disregards everything else. One
    • as absolute, develop them metaphysically — that we will not do.
    • You will, however, easily see that disregarding certain
    • This has a deep inner justification; however we will not discuss
    • feelings, that the head as apparatus can supply, we should never be
    • life, we should never be in the position of really saying ‘I’
    • comets; even meteors — irregularities, as we know — make
    • Greeks had their Mysteries. The Greeks revered in the Mysteries other
    • said ever come before us in life? What I have just said seems to be
    • arise: does it ever come before us in life? That is the important
    • our immediate wisdom is connected with its development. But even
    • head develops, how a man grows up — shows that the head goes
    • through a quite different development from the rest of the organism.
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    • however, to solve the world-riddle in a moment; human life itself in
    • speaking lightly — that everyone has his own head. Man
    • spiritual secrets of the stars. One can even say in a certain sense,
    • heredity from one's ancestors. I have said repeatedly that everyone
    • discovery of something that has met with opposition even in spiritual
    • that she looked like a giant. He could even describe the right side
    • the head in fact is produced by forces of the cosmos. We should never
    • heredity, however, and that the part of man which excludes the head
    • organism — this will be discovered even by natural science. But
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • course even in the embryonic stage) and then the features and so on
    • we dwell there is an intermediary which is never at rest. A fine
    • concerned with human life, but with every possible kind of earthly
    • one can most easily maintain a neutral attitude. You see, however,
    • certain year streams in, only streams out again after several years.
    • the instreaming forces. Hence its formation and development are
    • have passed through the gate of death, even up to our next
    • upon earth it is reversed. We leave the physical behind; the physical
    • Cosmic Life’.] And our life here consists in developing
    • our spirit organism. But we can only develop it in the right way for
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    • and dying away. The seven planetary spheres and their central point.
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    • experiences of everyday life to the most lofty concerns of man, and
    • order to meet the manifold events and circumstances of life. And we
    • I could bring forward everything that might be brought forward on the
    • leveled against anthroposophy: by what path does one come to such a
    • however, he must first of all induce a particular standpoint in his
    • For in man all the revelations
    • everything else in the world is contained. For the more accurately we
    • whole. And then, as we develop this feeling towards the great world,
    • every side influences and workings which could at length flow
    • develop a feeling for the majesty and power, for the overwhelming
    • develop in us with regard to the moral ideals within a feeling that
    • the glory and beauty of the revelations of the universe without. It
    • revelation of the universe through man. There follows now a thought
    • and canst ever do, in comparison with the greatness of the age moral
    • God-estranged soul. A healthy state of mind, however, can do no other
    • human existence. And truth to say, there would never have been such a
    • thing in the world as Theosophy, or even Philosophy, if this breach
    • at arithmetic and never troubled himself as to how it worked out that
    • most clever logical thinking that can possibly be spun out, you may
    • can never be a criterion for reality — never.
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    • what we called reverent devotion to the world of reality and
    • is of the utmost importance that we should develop in us this idea,
    • ever to arrive at Truth? If, however, we have learned that where the
    • because we are never disturbed in the free elaboration of concepts by
    • annihilated. So that if we had a divine thinking, then with every
    • world, we cannot on every occasion suspend judgment on the things of
    • saying for cocksure people! They think they will never get anywhere
    • event is conclusive. Observe a little and you will see that very many
    • for ever looking cautiously over my shoulder, I will always receive
    • with some degree of doubt every judgment that I happen to make.”
    • develops. And how about the man, on the other hand, who lets reality
    • which is to be found in every single wolf and which characterises all
    • event take place before him. Then he would have to say to himself:
    • him nothing but lamb substance. As a matter of fact, however, he
    • never becomes a lamb, he remains always a wolf. That shows quite
    • ourselves be taught by reality. When, however, the difference has
    • then we gradually arrive at a mood of soul which can reveal to us the
    • which looks for truth to come from the revelation that flows out of
    • the things, and can wait until it is ripe to receive the revelation.
    • arriving at truth at every step; surrender, on the other hand, does
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    • fact that if one who has developed clairvoyance tries to observe how
    • impossible to believe that some other form of activity in the senses
    • seeing. In reality, however, if we go back to the beginnings of Earth
    • that in every act of seeing man should become directly conscious of
    • special occult development. With the hand it is possible. A man can
    • present-day man. It was not, however, so intended from the beginning.
    • every respect to his experience with the hand. When you take hold of
    • will. The etheric body is, however, not rightly fitted into the
    • rightly fitted into the other members, everything is in disorder. If
    • Everywhere he would perceive differentiated will, for he would detect
    • that was intended by the Gods. It is, however, not the case. What has
    • body are where the sense organs have come to development. It is owing
    • Hence it is that in the case of every sense organ we find the very
    • were no such preponderance then among other things man would never be
    • would ever, for example, be able to perspire, but instead of the
    • however, get no true result; the train of thought cannot be continued
    • in that way at all. As a matter of fact, whenever you receive a
    • the etheric body. You will remember that whenever we consider the
    • every phenomenon of the senses a spiritual reality. What the senses
    • extra share of activity and has thereby achieved a preponderance over
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    • evidence, even on the physical plane, of processes and conditions
    • are, space and time conditions are everywhere mixed. In the outer
    • outer events. Consider only how does the time relationship express
    • everything else, if you are absorbed in the idea that has been
    • everything you have experienced in your soul with the exception of
    • being; everything that you have experienced — you have rid
    • time so you can have ever so many cast-off ideas which are for you
    • One who has forgotten all that he has ever experienced would actually
    • spot, we have really caught them inside there. There they reveal
    • and they reveal themselves in such a way that their activity is
    • grasp in the course of our soul-life. Everything passes there in time
    • than an external expression of an inner spiritual. Behind every
    • created under the influence of the Spirits of Form, have developed up
    • developed as far as form and then burst and broken into pieces and
    • thus breaks to pieces. So wherever we see matter we can say: Behind
    • a ray which flies asunder. In short, matter everywhere can be called
    • composed; so that everywhere where you have a dimension of space you
    • As I said, if it develops into the void the result is mineral matter.
    • But we are supposing now that it develops into an already present
    • body and the etheric body is everywhere diverted by the preponderance
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    • achieved this result, that at the end of all our various complicated
    • if you will think it over you will easily — even without any
    • science and everyday life can teach in order to realise how terribly
    • when man develops, in the course of years, as he has occasion, a
    • there is anyone who could even allow himself to dream such a thing.
    • pale and dim, after even a few days, is what you have received in the
    • they have nevertheless no value for eternity. That is quite certain.
    • When, however, we come to nerve
    • by little through decay or combustion or however it may be, his bony
    • still have in us even when we have passed through the gate of death
    • time, you need to be continually formed anew — even although in
    • bones as they decay man literally leaves behind him, everywhere he
    • of Imagination. Fine shadow pictures of us remain behind wherever we
    • world. For whatever you do, when you do it, you move, you bring your
    • system of bones and muscles into movement. Not only so, but even when
    • that is perceptible to Intuition. In short, whatever activity you
    • substance is rent and shattered like a corpse; even as the individual
    • intellect; rather is it for the soul to believe it and penetrate to
    • sound. Everything else it rejects. That is the secret, that is the
    • great mystery. And whatever is false in thought, whatever is ugly in
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    • Lecture VI: Becoming and dying away. The seven planetary spheres and their
    • the moods we characterised as wonder, reverence, wisdom-filled
    • harmony with the events of the world, and lastly, devotion and
    • converse processes that are everywhere around him. Man learns to
    • dying away. He says to himself at every turn: Here I have to do with
    • world as existing in a region where everything is either coming into
    • call “man,” for every such organ that is only as yet a
    • apparatus little by little disappears, in proportion as it grows ever
    • far distant past of mankind and then from what our research reveals
    • word or even only to a vowel, let us say the sound “A” —
    • extended inwards over the whole human being. And everywhere
    • compensate for this, however, the larynx, which is to-day only like a
    • seed, will have developed to greater and greater beauty and
    • bring forth for the world as the reproduction of his being, even as
    • world process in a sense reversed. When we consider the whole human
    • however, is developing on into the world of spirituality, and his
    • And it is the same everywhere.
    • metal has not yet pulverised all the forces that every substance
    • between the processes of becoming and of passing away in the several
    • several things and beings of the world.
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    • of form structures, becoming ever more widely diffused, actually
    • world! And we must develop this sense of responsibility that makes us
    • however, speak of the destruction of the astral body; on the
    • which it enters into reciprocal activity. Indeed one can even put it
    • this way (although half figurative, it, nevertheless, corresponds to
    • Their Relationships to Art and Religion.) the ego develops
    • body, which however has now become something different. Indeed there
    • — a sort of hollow sphere that grows ever smaller and smaller.
    • The ego on its way between death and a new birth develops quite
    • body, it develops an even greater longing for a certain spot on
    • head. Our will organization, however, expresses itself in what is
    • system, stands our feeling life, which can develop on the foundation
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • today, when everything is thought out materialistically. Today it is
    • other side; in such a way, however, that we do not penetrate deeper
    • or, even if not as a corpse, still from without — but upon a
    • next earth life. Even though it is the lowest part of the human
    • mathematically, we develop really out of our inner being; it is the
    • underlying the whole human being which reveal themselves when we
    • to the earlier phases of development of this people.
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    • of form structures, becoming ever more widely diffused, actually
    • world! And we must develop this sense of responsibility that makes us
    • however, speak of the destruction of the astral body; on the
    • which it enters into reciprocal activity. Indeed one can even put it
    • this way (although half figurative, it, nevertheless, corresponds to
    • Their Relationships to Art and Religion.) the ego develops
    • body, which however has now become something different. Indeed there
    • — a sort of hollow sphere that grows ever smaller and smaller.
    • The ego on its way between death and a new birth develops quite
    • body, it develops an even greater longing for a certain spot on
    • head. Our will organization, however, expresses itself in what is
    • system, stands our feeling life, which can develop on the foundation
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • today, when everything is thought out materialistically. Today it is
    • other side; in such a way, however, that we do not penetrate deeper
    • or, even if not as a corpse, still from without — but upon a
    • next earth life. Even though it is the lowest part of the human
    • mathematically, we develop really out of our inner being; it is the
    • underlying the whole human being which reveal themselves when we
    • to the earlier phases of development of this people.
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    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • aware of the happenings in which they are involved. Nevertheless
    • now, what develops out of this sleeping state at the beginning of
    • in greater or lesser degree of development — when they come
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • specific development of an organ situated at the left side of the
    • brain. This however only applies to people who use their right hand
    • develops. A person who is born dumb can only be brought to think
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Now, the characteristic development I have just described is not
    • being is learning to speak, and even later on, too, when he is using
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • of voice is produced. The element of spirit and soul however, that
    • child, or even a grown-up, is exerting himself to learn to speak a
    • uses his arms and hands. The astral body flows into every word,
    • bound up with every movement we make as we go about the world
    • in waking consciousness. The Ego is involved in every movement of the
    • hands, in every act of grasping an object. Whereas, in connection
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    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • aware of the happenings in which they are involved. Nevertheless
    • now, what develops out of this sleeping state at the beginning of
    • in greater or lesser degree of development — when they come
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • specific development of an organ situated at the left side of the
    • brain. This however only applies to people who use their right hand
    • develops. A person who is born dumb can only be brought to think
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Now, the characteristic development I have just described is not
    • being is learning to speak, and even later on, too, when he is using
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • of voice is produced. The element of spirit and soul however, that
    • child, or even a grown-up, is exerting himself to learn to speak a
    • uses his arms and hands. The astral body flows into every word,
    • bound up with every movement we make as we go about the world
    • in waking consciousness. The Ego is involved in every movement of the
    • hands, in every act of grasping an object. Whereas, in connection
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    • which have arisen in every land by reason of the intellectual
    • It will be the task of future generations to reveal the Anthroposophical
    • view of the theatre, it will please everyone. More than this I did
    • only a revelation of the innermost secrets of the world; in his
    • The spirit of man was to him the revelation of a universal spirit,
    • procedure of your mind, and ever with renewed wonder have observed
    • difficult route, which every weaker spirit will take care to avoid.
    • of the climax of its own development and organization.
    • It was Goethe's life-work to strive to obtain an ever clearer
    • satisfy his ever-deepening conception. But it is in these very words
    • along with her until we are weary and slip from her arms. For ever
    • is she creating new forms; what is, never was before; what has been,
    • never will be again; everything is new, and yet ever old ...
    • makes but one whole ... She has thought, and is for ever meditating;
    • ... She envelops man in a mist, and is ever spurring him on toward
    • everything in order to draw everything together ... Past and future
    • former is everlastingly attracting and repelling, the latter is ever
    • spirit, nor spirit without matter, even so matter has the power
    • to raise itself, nor can spirit be prevented from attracting and
    • And ever more and more he sought to acquire this quality by means of
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    • which have arisen in every land by reason of the intellectual
    • It will be the task of future generations to reveal the Anthroposophical
    • view of the theatre, it will please everyone. More than this I did
    • only a revelation of the innermost secrets of the world; in his
    • The spirit of man was to him the revelation of a universal spirit,
    • procedure of your mind, and ever with renewed wonder have observed
    • difficult route, which every weaker spirit will take care to avoid.
    • of the climax of its own development and organization.
    • It was Goethe's life-work to strive to obtain an ever clearer
    • satisfy his ever-deepening conception. But it is in these very words
    • along with her until we are weary and slip from her arms. For ever
    • is she creating new forms; what is, never was before; what has been,
    • never will be again; everything is new, and yet ever old ...
    • makes but one whole ... She has thought, and is for ever meditating;
    • ... She envelops man in a mist, and is ever spurring him on toward
    • everything in order to draw everything together ... Past and future
    • former is everlastingly attracting and repelling, the latter is ever
    • spirit, nor spirit without matter, even so matter has the power
    • to raise itself, nor can spirit be prevented from attracting and
    • And ever more and more he sought to acquire this quality by means of
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    • views which have to be developed in anthroposophical Spiritual
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • his soul even when he was still a child, when he was studying at
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • as he says later — for at seven years he would not, of course,
    • find that they reveal just this attitude of mind. Then a great
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • scholarship acquired in every kind of educational institution from
    • and outlook, will never understand him. For an inner change of mental
    • would never have been able to write the passage where Faust turns
    • Goethe would never have written such words. After 1790, when he set
    • have to admit that before his journey to Italy Goethe could never
    • agreement. Goethe could never fully find his way into the view of the
    • That, however, is only one side of the picture. There is a certain
    • century runs parallel with the development of intellectualism —
    • kind of thought that has developed since the middle of the fifteenth
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • lived upon the wings of the words. They believed that the concept was
    • Everything was different in an age when it would have been considered
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    • views which have to be developed in anthroposophical Spiritual
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • the revelations of the human mind. And this was the real temper of
    • his soul even when he was still a child, when he was studying at
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • as he says later — for at seven years he would not, of course,
    • find that they reveal just this attitude of mind. Then a great
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • scholarship acquired in every kind of educational institution from
    • and outlook, will never understand him. For an inner change of mental
    • would never have been able to write the passage where Faust turns
    • Goethe would never have written such words. After 1790, when he set
    • have to admit that before his journey to Italy Goethe could never
    • agreement. Goethe could never fully find his way into the view of the
    • That, however, is only one side of the picture. There is a certain
    • century runs parallel with the development of intellectualism —
    • kind of thought that has developed since the middle of the fifteenth
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • lived upon the wings of the words. They believed that the concept was
    • Everything was different in an age when it would have been considered
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    • this reality, and there is no desire whatever to set these paths in
    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • If, however, the aim is to reach the super-sensible worlds with the
    • achieved greatness through scrupulous observation of the material
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • has developed in the sphere of natural science, comes up against
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • the senses communicate and that whenever it would like to pierce
    • to take refuge in a kind of mysticism. They believe that what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • things which he regards as revelations from higher worlds, whereas to
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • development. This kind of investigation into the things of the Spirit
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • their effect during the exercises. Nothing whatever must be allowed
    • complete survey must be maintained and everything must be subject to
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    • opposition to what has been achieved in so admirable a way by the
    • If, however, the aim is to reach the super-sensible worlds with the
    • achieved greatness through scrupulous observation of the material
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • has developed in the sphere of natural science, comes up against
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • indeed exist, so far as the everyday consciousness of man is
    • the senses communicate and that whenever it would like to pierce
    • to take refuge in a kind of mysticism. They believe that what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • things which he regards as revelations from higher worlds, whereas to
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • development. This kind of investigation into the things of the Spirit
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • their effect during the exercises. Nothing whatever must be allowed
    • complete survey must be maintained and everything must be subject to
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    • serious science, will repudiate such matters as prophecy even more
    • and charlatanism, or maybe something even worse, it will certainly be
    • admitted that wherever super-sensible investigation touches the
    • ages! Everything covered by the term ‘prophecy’ is
    • to be wondered at. Nevertheless it looks as though our times will be
    • few important events in history that have not at some time been
    • today has never been in such disrepute as it is nowadays, nor
    • there is some connection between the stars and coming events in the
    • life of individuals, even, too, of races. But prophetic knowledge,
    • the prophetic art as it is called, was never so directly connected
    • everyone is familiar with the gift of prophecy among the people of
    • the future. These predictions, however, were by no means always based
    • procession of events on the Earth. And as the attention of modern
    • scholarship is never focused on such connections, no particular
    • only be brought to light if the tokens of everyone who in spite of
    • Even a confirmed sceptic must
    • name honoured by every scientist. Kepler sent the horoscope. But the
    • Nevertheless he undertook to do what Wallenstein asked — it was
    • that even if this were a cause of alarm, the alarm would have passed
    • spent many an hour of reverent, fervent contemplation in this curious
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    • serious science, will repudiate such matters as prophecy even more
    • and charlatanism, or maybe something even worse, it will certainly be
    • admitted that wherever super-sensible investigation touches the
    • ages! Everything covered by the term ‘prophecy’ is
    • to be wondered at. Nevertheless it looks as though our times will be
    • few important events in history that have not at some time been
    • today has never been in such disrepute as it is nowadays, nor
    • there is some connection between the stars and coming events in the
    • life of individuals, even, too, of races. But prophetic knowledge,
    • the prophetic art as it is called, was never so directly connected
    • everyone is familiar with the gift of prophecy among the people of
    • the future. These predictions, however, were by no means always based
    • procession of events on the Earth. And as the attention of modern
    • scholarship is never focused on such connections, no particular
    • only be brought to light if the tokens of everyone who in spite of
    • Even a confirmed sceptic must
    • name honoured by every scientist. Kepler sent the horoscope. But the
    • Nevertheless he undertook to do what Wallenstein asked — it was
    • that even if this were a cause of alarm, the alarm would have passed
    • spent many an hour of reverent, fervent contemplation in this curious
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  • Title: Lecture: Supersensible Influences: Steiner Books
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    • purest results of Anthroposophy as it developed ... Whoever reads
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    • the on-flowing course of history are never studied from the point of
    • organs, however, these cosmic forms are usually of gigantic dimensions.
    • of the kind that is current today. Nevertheless the Initiates of the
    • had developed the art of conversing with the Moon-Beings breathed in by
    • nothing whatever to do. So it was deeply significant for them when the
    • however, the Moon-Beings were saying: There is no dwelling-place for us
    • able to inculcate, in manifold ways, into the historical development of
    • appear to the materialistic intellect of today, it is nevertheless true
    • that if we wish to understand historical development during the
    • were erected and who left no written scripts. But the achievements of
    • the men to whom the monuments were erected — these achievements
    • development of humanity we must be able to study, as well, the
    • Spiritual Powers that play into this development. We must study the
    • Greek development when the real inspiration was given for what
    • scansion, the development of the art of ancient recitative, of the
    • a series of lectures about the development of the hexameter. The study
    • which Homer applied himself when he was developing the hexameter, in
    • “Songs of Homer” finds a way out by saying that Homer never
    • therefore he never existed. He cannot be explained, so he doesn't exist
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    • spheres too, of ancient historical development. We also heard of the
    • I indicated that even
    • development of the physical body, exposes the whole of mankind to the
    • by spiritual visions. Spiritual visions were either revealed by the
    • spiritual world. The thoughts revealed themselves to men and such
    • “revealed” thoughts are not accessible to intellectualism.
    • that are instilled into him, even in his school days, by popularised
    • task, our position is the reverse of that of the Initiates of ancient
    • the preservation of his organs, so what develops within the individual
    • acquiring individual freedom in ever-greater measure. But a great and
    • from theories — theories are never to be taken quite seriously
    • express it pictorially. Ibsen's disheveled head, his tangled beard, the
    • who fall victim to this “ghost” believe that a man inherits
    • from inherited qualities and abandon the superstition that everything
    • like pilgrims gone astray, meeting everywhere with uncongenial
    • disagreeable conditions everywhere, for belief in the omnipotence of
    • man is extremely clever, but in the real sense he knows nothing, for
    • exceedingly clever but there is really not much substance in their
    • cleverness. Every imaginable subject is talked about, and people pride
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    • world. Even when immersed in his thoughts, therefore, he was living in
    • revelations of the spiritual world. In the days of the ancient Indian
    • revelations from the spiritual world. No thoughts were stimulated in
    • these names, too, came to him as revelations from the Gods. When, in
    • what was being revealed to him from the spiritual world. As a result he
    • development of the human being in ancient Egypt had not reached the
    • soul were still undeveloped, it would not have been possible, even for
    • “clever” man of today interprets these things, he says: By
    • however, is an illusory conception. The truth is that purely empirical
    • achieved by this careful preservation of the mummified form, namely,
    • taken place; our bodies now are unsuitable. Nevertheless we need
    • After death, however, such concepts can arise. Let us therefore detain
    • was introduced into the historical development of humanity through
    • found their way into the events there recorded. The Old Testament
    • things I have described as typifying Egyptian development. The attitude
    • and ideas to be revealed to him directly out of the spiritual world.
    • experiments. The process was exactly reversed.
    • centuries, and even later, although hidden in obscurity. Men now
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    • significance will be revealed only in the future. Today and tomorrow I
    • Egyptian development, in times when the custom of the mummification of
    • mirror, a reflection of the whole cosmos. In very truth, everything
    • reveal its secrets. It contains innumerable secrets and mysteries but
    • The actual effect of this, however, manifests in the other parts of the
    • revealed as the deeds performed by the brain in the human organism
    • — and that was the point of importance — nevertheless the
    • understood in that period of ancient Egyptian development and through
    • time, and every night the organism must make efforts to counteract this
    • mummy, the Moon-Spirits were able to reveal the secrets of the organs,
    • rituals are studied and enacted, but there is never anything
    • been preserved from remote antiquity. But we never find that the
    • wood, would have called this a “dead” process; for even
    • people today whether they have ever seen Spiritual Beings weaving and
    • would find that this is never the case. In these ritualistic enactments
    • Mystery of Golgotha. Through the centuries, however, there were always
    • individuals here and there who had some conception — even if not
    • understanding of this and today there is even less. It makes one's
    • will be able to reveal to their pupils something similar to what was
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    • development of history are expressed in such phenomena as the strange
    • believe that the human corpse, with its characteristic form, could have
    • possible to experience thinking as a living reality and not believe in
    • philosophers even before the days of Socrates — such men may,
    • the mummy and began, for the first time, to develop abstract, dead
    • external way. Once upon a time, however, these cults were charged with
    • ceremonies and rites are dead forms. Even the Mystery of Golgotha was
    • kingdom. People prefer to study plants, animals and even the human
    • achieved when he evolved the idea of metamorphosis? He had re-kindled
    • thinking, and he achieved it in the following way. First of all he
    • the plant develops crude, unformed leaves, then, higher up, leaves
    • which have more developed forms but are transformations, metamorphoses
    • he applied to the several parts of the single plant. Think of the
    • goes that a clever banker in Berlin when he was being pestered on all
    • simultaneously. The point here is that Goethe was seeking everywhere
    • itself in every conceivable way. It is spirit that is living in the
    • sun and has been able to develop its seeds under the weakening sun of
    • has no time to develop a root, an adequate stem, leaves or petals, but
    • everything about it lacks definition. Such a plant becomes a mushroom,
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    • illuminating our understanding of particular events. Knowledge of an
    • event or, more precisely, a series of events well known to history and
    • Middle Ages — a series of events which, in the outer world, ended
    • eleventh century — 1096 is the year usually assigned — and
    • as a series of outer events continued until the year usually given as
    • 1170. But we find that even external history mentions all kinds of
    • enterprises and institutions that developed out of the Crusades.
    • subsequently developed in such a way that, while their provenance in
    • Needs of the soul led adherents of Christianity in the West to believe
    • events requires only brief mention, for the story is familiar enough in
    • valour, set out upon these journeys to the East, these seven Crusades,
    • Nevertheless the beginning of the Crusades is an historical event of
    • be rightly understood if we trace their development back through the
    • of the secrets of the stars they foresee the approaching Christ Event
    • the Event of Golgotha from a wholly super-sensible standpoint. Vision of
    • super-sensible Event, unintelligible in the natural and historical life
    • of the earth, could be achieved with the help of this ancient
    • Aristotle, endeavouring to understand the Event of Golgotha with the
    • to terrestrial events.
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    • but even as dreams and fantasies. Regarding any disagreement aroused
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • achieved by modern science, based upon such strict and conscientious
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • must speak of the development of a person's soul-spiritual
    • core, a course of development that goes through repeated earthly
    • within our soul during one life, and even the blows of destiny which
    • moreover that everything we experience during this earthly life, all
    • publications of this spiritual science even draw attention to earlier
    • evening's lecture. It is none other than the more than
    • know such things in every human heart, how does it come about that
    • development. I can only understand those things in creation in which
    • our organism? But even if we do our utmost to gain insight into our
    • sorrow-even if we do our utmost to look into our soul life, we cannot
    • even there take part in, nor penetrate into, the actual genesis of
    • gate through which we cannot pass, whenever we survey things around
    • us and within us and realize that we know nothing whatever of their
    • is meant here can be seen every day, if only we reflect a little over
    • of sleeping and waking, this is only due to the fact that every
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    • but even as dreams and fantasies. Regarding any disagreement aroused
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • achieved by modern science, based upon such strict and conscientious
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • must speak of the development of a person's soul-spiritual
    • core, a course of development that goes through repeated earthly
    • within our soul during one life, and even the blows of destiny which
    • moreover that everything we experience during this earthly life, all
    • publications of this spiritual science even draw attention to earlier
    • evening's lecture. It is none other than the more than
    • know such things in every human heart, how does it come about that
    • development. I can only understand those things in creation in which
    • our organism? But even if we do our utmost to gain insight into our
    • sorrow-even if we do our utmost to look into our soul life, we cannot
    • even there take part in, nor penetrate into, the actual genesis of
    • gate through which we cannot pass, whenever we survey things around
    • us and within us and realize that we know nothing whatever of their
    • is meant here can be seen every day, if only we reflect a little over
    • of sleeping and waking, this is only due to the fact that every
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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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    • eleven others, is entitled:
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    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • possibilities of development for the future. I have said that we
    • should observe the events which have taken place in the course of
    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • developed to a height which has not been surpassed during the three
    • up intellectualism. Intellectualism developed from out a spiritual
    • utmost to destroy, with but a few exceptions, every gnostic document.
    • even if this was instinctive. At the same time, this super-sensible
    • alludes to it whenever he speaks of his predecessors, but he can no
    • continued to exist even in the post-Christian centuries, had an
    • reveals the struggle after a world-conception from out the very
    • Nevertheless these dogmas were connected with contents which had once
    • had to be elaborated inwardly, and what was achieved in this
    • been developed up to the fifteenth century as a technique of
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • contents of a supernatural revelation, which at that time was more or
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    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times.*
    • possibilities of development for the future. I have said that we
    • should observe the events which have taken place in the course of
    • human evolution, events that have led up to a soul-constitution which
    • developed to a height which has not been surpassed during the three
    • up intellectualism. Intellectualism developed from out a spiritual
    • utmost to destroy, with but a few exceptions, every gnostic document.
    • even if this was instinctive. At the same time, this super-sensible
    • alludes to it whenever he speaks of his predecessors, but he can no
    • continued to exist even in the post-Christian centuries, had an
    • reveals the struggle after a world-conception from out the very
    • Nevertheless these dogmas were connected with contents which had once
    • had to be elaborated inwardly, and what was achieved in this
    • been developed up to the fifteenth century as a technique of
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • contents of a supernatural revelation, which at that time was more or
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    • conception is nevertheless based upon something through which the
    • this attitude towards science, nothing else could develop, except a
    • Haeckel gave to his world-conception, and even without considering
    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • sensualists, whose cleverest representative, as explained to you
    • a conspicuous man. That physiologist, however, was a thoroughly
    • that every single word revealed how matters stood. Whereas a few
    • Jena they nevertheless held the rank of professors; they received no
    • this. In every third sentence he spoke of the “colleague”
    • the banquet, Eucken, the philosopher, held a speech. He revealed (one
    • most characteristic ... for even otherwise, philosophy could not say
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • nerve-sensory part of the human being above all has developed during
    • man, the nerve-sensory part of man had been developed in a particular
    • you in connection with a conversation which I had several decades ago
    • development, the human being (he described this concretely) shall be
    • popular world-conception even in the most distant country villages.
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
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    • conception is nevertheless based upon something through which the
    • this attitude towards science, nothing else could develop, except a
    • Haeckel gave to his world-conception, and even without considering
    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • sensualists, whose cleverest representative, as explained to you
    • a conspicuous man. That physiologist, however, was a thoroughly
    • that every single word revealed how matters stood. Whereas a few
    • Jena they nevertheless held the rank of professors; they received no
    • this. In every third sentence he spoke of the “colleague”
    • the banquet, Eucken, the philosopher, held a speech. He revealed (one
    • most characteristic ... for even otherwise, philosophy could not say
    • yesterday, we have within the human being, as an inner development,
    • nerve-sensory part of the human being above all has developed during
    • man, the nerve-sensory part of man had been developed in a particular
    • you in connection with a conversation which I had several decades ago
    • development, the human being (he described this concretely) shall be
    • popular world-conception even in the most distant country villages.
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
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    • development along the path of knowledge, we shall be able to
    • the longest course of development. You will therefore hear the
    • description of a course of development which greatly deviates from
    • course of development, and the most perfect being of all is man,
    • body, which has taken longer than all others for its development. If
    • foundation of the eye, the ear, of every sense-organ and of all the
    • body, everything, else, the blood, the tissues, etc. did not then
    • physical body. Even as the emerald, the mica, etc. arise through
    • physical laws and develop in the form of cubes, hexæders, etc.,
    • so at that time forms developed which resembled apparatuses and which
    • then strongly developed. Only a few phenomena of the present day
    • space, formed the first foundation of that which developed later on
    • as the eye. In a similar way we might follow the development of
    • everything else. What you now have within your body, was once upon
    • preserved for example such a truth; it contains, however, a great
    • even water and air do not give you an idea of Saturn's fundamental
    • a better meaning is however, conveyed by calling it “heat”.
    • Even physics will be obliged to recognise that what is
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    • development along the path of knowledge, we shall be able to
    • the longest course of development. You will therefore hear the
    • description of a course of development which greatly deviates from
    • course of development, and the most perfect being of all is man,
    • body, which has taken longer than all others for its development. If
    • foundation of the eye, the ear, of every sense-organ and of all the
    • body, everything, else, the blood, the tissues, etc. did not then
    • physical body. Even as the emerald, the mica, etc. arise through
    • physical laws and develop in the form of cubes, hexæders, etc.,
    • so at that time forms developed which resembled apparatuses and which
    • then strongly developed. Only a few phenomena of the present day
    • space, formed the first foundation of that which developed later on
    • as the eye. In a similar way we might follow the development of
    • everything else. What you now have within your body, was once upon
    • preserved for example such a truth; it contains, however, a great
    • even water and air do not give you an idea of Saturn's fundamental
    • a better meaning is however, conveyed by calling it “heat”.
    • Even physics will be obliged to recognise that what is
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    • the midst of events that arouse every feeling of the human soul in
    • the deepest and most significant way. We live in the midst of events
    • of man's future development. Many things are born out of pain and
    • Although not directly, they are nevertheless, indirectly
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • spiritual world. Afterwards, however, as he continues along his path
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • forces never go lost, but transform themselves. Natural science
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • real event of recent times, experienced by quite a number of our
    • boy of one of our members. After an evening lecture at Dornach, we
    • little boy of seven. It was soon evident that a terrible accident
    • furniture van had been seen for a long time, or perhaps never at all,
    • and where perhaps no furniture van would ever be seen again. At a
    • towards evening. Nothing else had been noticed, but the little boy
    • to lift the van between eleven and twelve at night (the owners
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
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    • the midst of events that arouse every feeling of the human soul in
    • the deepest and most significant way. We live in the midst of events
    • of man's future development. Many things are born out of pain and
    • Although not directly, they are nevertheless, indirectly
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • spiritual world. Afterwards, however, as he continues along his path
    • becomes severed from the human individuality and goes its own
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • forces never go lost, but transform themselves. Natural science
    • known to many of you, but that I must nevertheless repeat here, a
    • real event of recent times, experienced by quite a number of our
    • boy of one of our members. After an evening lecture at Dornach, we
    • little boy of seven. It was soon evident that a terrible accident
    • furniture van had been seen for a long time, or perhaps never at all,
    • and where perhaps no furniture van would ever be seen again. At a
    • towards evening. Nothing else had been noticed, but the little boy
    • to lift the van between eleven and twelve at night (the owners
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
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    • the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries right on into our
    • all remains indefinite, even nebulous. Everything that Giordano Bruno
    • says reveals a striving to describe the man of the present in the
    • perception and from the Mysteries, there is no trace in him whatever.
    • however, looks out into the world that is perceptible to the sense
    • experienced, however, they gradually become vision of man’s
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is one of those who strive to
    • But even
    • words have, however, an entirely different significance in his
    • human spectre is evolved, never the real being of man. In this human
    • say: Out there in nature, everything has its form, its configuration.
    • which revealed themselves in his etheric body. They were cosmic
    • Boehme, however, had still been able to gather up those crumbs of
    • Folk-Wisdom which told him: Man dissolves everything he assimilates
    • Jacob Boehme says, we should never be able to interpret his
    • some people, to see how they read Jacob Boehme and whenever they come
    • processes which revealed themselves to man as the ever-recurring
    • became, nevertheless, entirely academic and on the other side had
    • more articulate than those among whom he lived but even he could do
    • hovers into infinitudes but is nevertheless abstract. And that which
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    • the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries right on into our
    • all remains indefinite, even nebulous. Everything that Giordano Bruno
    • says reveals a striving to describe the man of the present in the
    • perception and from the Mysteries, there is no trace in him whatever.
    • however, looks out into the world that is perceptible to the sense
    • experienced, however, they gradually become vision of man’s
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is one of those who strive to
    • But even
    • words have, however, an entirely different significance in his
    • human spectre is evolved, never the real being of man. In this human
    • say: Out there in nature, everything has its form, its configuration.
    • which revealed themselves in his etheric body. They were cosmic
    • Boehme, however, had still been able to gather up those crumbs of
    • Folk-Wisdom which told him: Man dissolves everything he assimilates
    • Jacob Boehme says, we should never be able to interpret his
    • some people, to see how they read Jacob Boehme and whenever they come
    • processes which revealed themselves to man as the ever-recurring
    • became, nevertheless, entirely academic and on the other side had
    • more articulate than those among whom he lived but even he could do
    • hovers into infinitudes but is nevertheless abstract. And that which
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  • Title: Lecture: Entry of the Michael Forces
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    • for the karma of every single anthroposophist
    • of the eighteen-seventies, was preceded
    • health and illness with karma in an even higher degree than for
    • nevertheless it is Michael who brings the karma of men nearest of all
    • the karma of every single man who belongs to the stream of Michael.
    • For directly adjoining this outer world there is a world revealing
    • in the battle even in the outer world, and we need a far stronger
    • scenes, was severed from our own by a thin veil only.
    • awaken, and was thus prevented.
    • he missed it, he was prevented. But in that very time, the impression
    • event that would have led a man away from Michael was prevented by a
    • and matter-of-fact way. He was prevented from partaking in what was
    • beings had been affected not only in soul but even down into the body
    • events which were none other than the paths of Michael from the
    • so, Michael and his hosts were drawing ever nearer and nearer, and it
    • which human beings have become united. But there was never a cohesive
    • impulses enter even into the forces that are otherwise determined
    • immense achievement in the equalising of men on earth, I mean in the
    • it strikes far deeper, it strikes down even into the earthly element
    • destruction must eventually be settled. This is the mission of the
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    • for the karma of every single anthroposophist
    • of the eighteen-seventies, was preceded
    • health and illness with karma in an even higher degree than for
    • nevertheless it is Michael who brings the karma of men nearest of all
    • the karma of every single man who belongs to the stream of Michael.
    • For directly adjoining this outer world there is a world revealing
    • in the battle even in the outer world, and we need a far stronger
    • scenes, was severed from our own by a thin veil only.
    • awaken, and was thus prevented.
    • he missed it, he was prevented. But in that very time, the impression
    • event that would have led a man away from Michael was prevented by a
    • and matter-of-fact way. He was prevented from partaking in what was
    • beings had been affected not only in soul but even down into the body
    • events which were none other than the paths of Michael from the
    • so, Michael and his hosts were drawing ever nearer and nearer, and it
    • which human beings have become united. But there was never a cohesive
    • impulses enter even into the forces that are otherwise determined
    • immense achievement in the equalising of men on earth, I mean in the
    • it strikes far deeper, it strikes down even into the earthly element
    • destruction must eventually be settled. This is the mission of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group
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    • scientific work than to give important revelations concerning
    • ever the forces of Nature, has learned to investigate the world in
    • however, he only sees them as physical objects, and it is difficult
    • divine-spiritual vision. In spite of this fact it is true that even
    • learning to know this power. Now the materialistic development here
    • with such antiquated ideas. Even our school-children have to
    • certain feeling for the spiritual. He who does not regard everything
    • Man's manner of thinking would have become submerged ever deeper in
    • ever sharper and more unalterable, instead of adapting themselves in
    • else, or sympathise with anyone else; but everyone would have felt
    • all contact with it would have been made forever impossible, and
    • concealed to most people, but gradually they will be revealed more
    • and development of all these celestial bodies are connected with
    • even more real, for the latter are for him only an outward expression
    • other revelations of a spiritual nature, many people will say that he
    • unable to perceive water, would nevertheless be able to perceive the
    • can I believe that which I cannot verify for myself? And inasmuch as
    • make the following demands — firstly, that everything be
    • never deny the facts found by scientific investigation, but will
    • refuse, however, to admit that the scientific dogmatist is capable of
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    • scientific work than to give important revelations concerning
    • ever the forces of Nature, has learned to investigate the world in
    • however, he only sees them as physical objects, and it is difficult
    • divine-spiritual vision. In spite of this fact it is true that even
    • learning to know this power. Now the materialistic development here
    • with such antiquated ideas. Even our school-children have to
    • certain feeling for the spiritual. He who does not regard everything
    • Man's manner of thinking would have become submerged ever deeper in
    • ever sharper and more unalterable, instead of adapting themselves in
    • else, or sympathise with anyone else; but everyone would have felt
    • all contact with it would have been made forever impossible, and
    • concealed to most people, but gradually they will be revealed more
    • and development of all these celestial bodies are connected with
    • even more real, for the latter are for him only an outward expression
    • other revelations of a spiritual nature, many people will say that he
    • unable to perceive water, would nevertheless be able to perceive the
    • can I believe that which I cannot verify for myself? And inasmuch as
    • make the following demands — firstly, that everything be
    • never deny the facts found by scientific investigation, but will
    • refuse, however, to admit that the scientific dogmatist is capable of
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • seventeen others, is entitled:
    • words and then to pass on to what I believe I must tell you, for it
    • develop its peculiarities. Those who are initiated into the spiritual
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • never there before. This wave of a special course of development then
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • then began, and a certain intermediate course of development took
    • place during that epoch of European development which began about the
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • ascending line of development. However, while the wonderful Greek
    • understanding soul was in an ascending line of development. It had
    • their development, the Greeks had to pass through what one might call
    • descending line of development and decadent. Those who have a deeper
    • to a high point. On that account the Romans developed such abstract
    • ideas; on that account the Romans developed something that did not as
    • yet exist in the whole ancient East, that did not even exist, in the
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • Also known as: The Present Crisis in Man's Development,
    • seventeen others, is entitled:
    • words and then to pass on to what I believe I must tell you, for it
    • develop its peculiarities. Those who are initiated into the spiritual
    • this course of development, know that the second half of the 19th
    • never there before. This wave of a special course of development then
    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • then began, and a certain intermediate course of development took
    • place during that epoch of European development which began about the
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • ascending line of development. However, while the wonderful Greek
    • understanding soul was in an ascending line of development. It had
    • their development, the Greeks had to pass through what one might call
    • descending line of development and decadent. Those who have a deeper
    • to a high point. On that account the Romans developed such abstract
    • ideas; on that account the Romans developed something that did not as
    • yet exist in the whole ancient East, that did not even exist, in the
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • nevertheless at work in the physical world. Our physical environment
    • becoming extremely strong, might succeed in preventing
    • same form of physical life beyond this time in the sixth or seventh
    • However, if men really take hold of the best possibilities for their
    • become even more spiritual.
    • longer incarnates physically, there is nevertheless a similarity. If
    • proper for us in the physical body. Even the experiences gained by
    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • not the right significance for human life. Even if people were able
    • healthy reason to them, these experiences would be of no use whatever
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • can have no true understanding of the super-sensible world. However
    • never uttered about the events of the last four or five years,
    • because people everywhere speak out of one or other national
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • can there gradually be achieved what is necessary in this domain. As
    • super-sensible truths into the world. Thereby it could achieve
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    • nevertheless at work in the physical world. Our physical environment
    • becoming extremely strong, might succeed in preventing
    • same form of physical life beyond this time in the sixth or seventh
    • However, if men really take hold of the best possibilities for their
    • become even more spiritual.
    • longer incarnates physically, there is nevertheless a similarity. If
    • proper for us in the physical body. Even the experiences gained by
    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • not the right significance for human life. Even if people were able
    • healthy reason to them, these experiences would be of no use whatever
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • can have no true understanding of the super-sensible world. However
    • never uttered about the events of the last four or five years,
    • because people everywhere speak out of one or other national
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • can there gradually be achieved what is necessary in this domain. As
    • super-sensible truths into the world. Thereby it could achieve
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • followed by the third stage, that of the revelation of the nature of
    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • inmost impulses of the will surrendered themselves in reverent
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • which this Movement for Religious Renewal has developed.
    • man so deeply that it pervades everything he brings forth out of his
    • wider circles, even though the striving may be more or less
    • duties of ministers of the church; and there seemed every prospect of
    • developed, cannot be satisfied. I pointed out, therefore, that there
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • Even the field of scientific work, for example, must not encroach
    • and bring forth out of the spiritual revelations of the present day
    • everything that seeks to penetrate also into the life of science.
    • world. When I gave this advice I never performed a ritualistic act
    • but I had no part whatever in the founding of this Movement. It is a
    • of the Anthroposophical Movement today consider every method of
    • and I must here declare that everyone who is honest and sincere with
    • nervous system to become blood system. The several systems have to
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
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    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • followed by the third stage, that of the revelation of the nature of
    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • inmost impulses of the will surrendered themselves in reverent
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • which this Movement for Religious Renewal has developed.
    • man so deeply that it pervades everything he brings forth out of his
    • wider circles, even though the striving may be more or less
    • duties of ministers of the church; and there seemed every prospect of
    • developed, cannot be satisfied. I pointed out, therefore, that there
    • gradually develop together with anthroposophical knowledge out of the
    • Even the field of scientific work, for example, must not encroach
    • and bring forth out of the spiritual revelations of the present day
    • everything that seeks to penetrate also into the life of science.
    • world. When I gave this advice I never performed a ritualistic act
    • but I had no part whatever in the founding of this Movement. It is a
    • of the Anthroposophical Movement today consider every method of
    • and I must here declare that everyone who is honest and sincere with
    • nervous system to become blood system. The several systems have to
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • for these serious events with their life, body and soul:
    • death, as a result of these events:
    • live, reminds us daily and hourly of death, this significant event
    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • the light of spiritual science, death becomes an event,
    • life), it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • shown you that in every single case it can only speak of things from
    • complicated structure, formed during long periods of development that
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • our time. A complicated process of development therefore built
    • physical world, merely sees the external aspect of everything
    • that lives within the physical body. Even ordinary science merely
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
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    • seven others, is entitled:
    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • for these serious events with their life, body and soul:
    • death, as a result of these events:
    • live, reminds us daily and hourly of death, this significant event
    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • the light of spiritual science, death becomes an event,
    • life), it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • shown you that in every single case it can only speak of things from
    • complicated structure, formed during long periods of development that
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • our time. A complicated process of development therefore built
    • physical world, merely sees the external aspect of everything
    • that lives within the physical body. Even ordinary science merely
    • know of a house, if we would only go round it outside, without ever
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • should also be able to find in evolution a stage that reveals this
    • nation, one that developed in ancient times the soul-qualities
    • environment of the ancient Scythian nation. However, a nation living
    • highly developed nation, but instead, the necessary things must take
    • is particularly disposed to develop the consciousness of the soul’s
    • external events described in history had to take place. The fact that
    • the course of development. I explained to you that “Kalevala”
    • in the East. Indeed, we may say that everything of an inwardly
    • spiritual character is, at the same time, indicated outwardly, even
    • place? How was it possible that a great nation could develop at a
    • That the human being develops his
    • develops his Ego within it — that is to say, with the spirits
    • soul-element, revealing itself as an existence connected with his
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
    • beings of Nature. They reveal themselves, coming from the West; they
    • We can understand culture, even
    • The European nations revered
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    • eleven others, is entitled:
    • should also be able to find in evolution a stage that reveals this
    • nation, one that developed in ancient times the soul-qualities
    • environment of the ancient Scythian nation. However, a nation living
    • highly developed nation, but instead, the necessary things must take
    • is particularly disposed to develop the consciousness of the soul’s
    • external events described in history had to take place. The fact that
    • the course of development. I explained to you that “Kalevala”
    • in the East. Indeed, we may say that everything of an inwardly
    • spiritual character is, at the same time, indicated outwardly, even
    • place? How was it possible that a great nation could develop at a
    • That the human being develops his
    • develops his Ego within it — that is to say, with the spirits
    • soul-element, revealing itself as an existence connected with his
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
    • beings of Nature. They reveal themselves, coming from the West; they
    • We can understand culture, even
    • The European nations revered
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    • could never be there at all. These thinkers were necessary in order
    • to the root of the matter, we shall find that such works could never
    • have been achieved, nor any goods have been manufactured, without the
    • all the Art that has ever been brought to mankind, all the Justice
    • that has ever borne rule in states, all the order and Morality that
    • painter such as Raphael, or again some great religious event in
    • soul is too simple to receive them. What emerges finally, however, in
    • of Wisdom. We look to Greece, to Egypt, to Rome, everywhere we find
    • occult brotherhoods. Whosoever wished to be accepted into such a
    • brotherhood had to undergo a strict and severe probation. The
    • had passed through severe trials and tests of this nature became
    • must never lag behind but always press on to find the Higher Truths.
    • frequently said to one who believes in the possibility of knowing the
    • capabilities which slumber in thee; if thou develop them, then canst
    • The development a
    • Spirit. Never without the most wonderful enthusiasm and the most
    • greeted the Godhead with the greeting of eternity.” Whoever had
    • little about what formed the last act in every such Initiation into
    • him from morning until evening, that does not remain. There is
    • however a way of overcoming the unconsciousness man has in sleep;
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    • could never be there at all. These thinkers were necessary in order
    • to the root of the matter, we shall find that such works could never
    • have been achieved, nor any goods have been manufactured, without the
    • all the Art that has ever been brought to mankind, all the Justice
    • that has ever borne rule in states, all the order and Morality that
    • painter such as Raphael, or again some great religious event in
    • soul is too simple to receive them. What emerges finally, however, in
    • of Wisdom. We look to Greece, to Egypt, to Rome, everywhere we find
    • occult brotherhoods. Whosoever wished to be accepted into such a
    • brotherhood had to undergo a strict and severe probation. The
    • had passed through severe trials and tests of this nature became
    • must never lag behind but always press on to find the Higher Truths.
    • frequently said to one who believes in the possibility of knowing the
    • capabilities which slumber in thee; if thou develop them, then canst
    • The development a
    • Spirit. Never without the most wonderful enthusiasm and the most
    • greeted the Godhead with the greeting of eternity.” Whoever had
    • little about what formed the last act in every such Initiation into
    • him from morning until evening, that does not remain. There is
    • however a way of overcoming the unconsciousness man has in sleep;
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  • Title: On The Gospel of St. John
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    • importance for the religious development of Man.
    • every sentence is a source of occult forces. And when we read this
    • needs of the external senses. Even the most strenuous demands made of
    • material wants by cleverly thought-out means.
    • needs of man came first and foremost. To-day, everything that
    • institutions in which highly developed spiritual Beings, using
    • everywhere, with colours and sounds as real as those of the physical
    • world. All this is revealed to one who has made progress in his
    • development. We learn to know whole ranks of new Beings who cannot
    • Individualities of whom we are speaking dominated everything around
    • life of animal communities. A certain picture, however, will make the
    • can have no inkling. Every slave realised: ‘This present life
    • transform the Earth, spiritualise everything material; we must
    • work the spirit into the Earth. Everything that we do to the Earth we
    • do to the Godhead — no matter what we accomplish. Everything is
    • of material existence, the importance of every form of manual work
    • 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. \
    • when everyone will know in quite another light, what the Christ is,
    • materialistic interpretation of the events in Palestine, from their
    • conditions should be able to do so. Even a century ago, a person who
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    • importance for the religious development of Man.
    • every sentence is a source of occult forces. And when we read this
    • needs of the external senses. Even the most strenuous demands made of
    • material wants by cleverly thought-out means.
    • needs of man came first and foremost. To-day, everything that
    • institutions in which highly developed spiritual Beings, using
    • everywhere, with colours and sounds as real as those of the physical
    • world. All this is revealed to one who has made progress in his
    • development. We learn to know whole ranks of new Beings who cannot
    • Individualities of whom we are speaking dominated everything around
    • life of animal communities. A certain picture, however, will make the
    • can have no inkling. Every slave realised: ‘This present life
    • transform the Earth, spiritualise everything material; we must
    • work the spirit into the Earth. Everything that we do to the Earth we
    • do to the Godhead — no matter what we accomplish. Everything is
    • of material existence, the importance of every form of manual work
    • 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. \
    • when everyone will know in quite another light, what the Christ is,
    • materialistic interpretation of the events in Palestine, from their
    • conditions should be able to do so. Even a century ago, a person who
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    • touch on at least a few of them again tonight. It was never really my
    • organizational and developmental aspects of the Society, for I see it
    • everything related to the life and development of the Society to
    • three phases of anthroposophical development.
    • last week I concentrated, even though sketchily, on their
    • by discussing how a society like ours comes into being. I believe
    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • anthroposophy has to offer. On the other hand, however, a society
    • such as ours has to act as a vanguard in an ever wider disseminating
    • created? Everybody who has sought out the Anthroposophical Society
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • does so, this reversing of the direction of his will causes him to
    • Now everything that
    • on to develop into a religious impulse. What otherwise lives itself
    • from the life around one, in other words, everything of an ethical,
    • moral, religious nature that had developed in the course of one's
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
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    • The development of
    • touch on at least a few of them again tonight. It was never really my
    • organizational and developmental aspects of the Society, for I see it
    • everything related to the life and development of the Society to
    • three phases of anthroposophical development.
    • last week I concentrated, even though sketchily, on their
    • by discussing how a society like ours comes into being. I believe
    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • anthroposophy has to offer. On the other hand, however, a society
    • such as ours has to act as a vanguard in an ever wider disseminating
    • created? Everybody who has sought out the Anthroposophical Society
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • which, when considered factually and not critically, might even be
    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • does so, this reversing of the direction of his will causes him to
    • Now everything that
    • on to develop into a religious impulse. What otherwise lives itself
    • from the life around one, in other words, everything of an ethical,
    • moral, religious nature that had developed in the course of one's
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
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    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • things, and this revelation which remains unconscious, is then reflected on
    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • everywhere on the physical body. Through these impacts, the light movements
    • Therefore the dead see everything that they have experienced, which the
    • death man sees everything pass before him; for the etheric has the tendency
    • Worlds” it might be that even in life we might see, not the results of
    • prevent me from beholding what takes place in my light-body.’
    • not allowed them to take it. Because I have believed in the Light I shall not
    • when the opposing Ahrimanic demons do not prevent it. There was once a time
    • something, however, that we must possess — this humility, this great
    • a man's developing within him the feeling that it is not possible for a
    • prevalent attitude of soul is that a clever man [and in his own opinion every
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • in his own cleverness which every grown man has today, he simply ignores the
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • with scorn and ridicule will attempt to interfere with everything that still
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
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    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • things, and this revelation which remains unconscious, is then reflected on
    • thoughts evoked by the man whom we met, revealed themselves within our
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • everywhere on the physical body. Through these impacts, the light movements
    • Therefore the dead see everything that they have experienced, which the
    • death man sees everything pass before him; for the etheric has the tendency
    • Worlds” it might be that even in life we might see, not the results of
    • prevent me from beholding what takes place in my light-body.’
    • not allowed them to take it. Because I have believed in the Light I shall not
    • when the opposing Ahrimanic demons do not prevent it. There was once a time
    • something, however, that we must possess — this humility, this great
    • a man's developing within him the feeling that it is not possible for a
    • prevalent attitude of soul is that a clever man [and in his own opinion every
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • in his own cleverness which every grown man has today, he simply ignores the
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • now knows, however, that there are a few men — who will be more and
    • with scorn and ridicule will attempt to interfere with everything that still
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • fail to understand many things they are encountering every moment of
    • in life, however, can never serve man's evolution nor his true
    • soul not to be able to remember everything all the time? We shall
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • activity of man's astral body. So we can say that everything
    • Some people even say that heredity is due to a kind of unconscious
    • actually sheer dilettantism on a higher level.
    • of the plant's etheric body also has the capacity to develop memory,
    • bean plant. You will have to admit that the plant's development is in
    • that his development is also enclosed within certain limits. Negroes
    • could add various other examples to show that human development, just
    • however, only extends as far as the physical, etheric and astral
    • the development of soul and spiritual qualities. If you imagine two
    • where his capacities are properly developed, you could not possibly
    • say that this development of the child's capacities was already there
    • development, but keeps it as a free organ with which he can take in
    • body. Even the minutest, apparently most trivial memory-picture needs
    • body. Even though very little activity of the etheric body is
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • have always had a certain inner connection, even if, on the surface,
    • being held here alongside the actual group evenings, and which are
    • intended for the purpose of bringing newer members up to the level,
    • cannot be immediately understood by every newcomer. But there is
    • nevertheless; and when you lend lectures to one another you cannot
    • essential part of our anthroposophical life. Even the inserting of a
    • depends on the whole development of the life of the group. Only when
    • eventually be directed towards a definite culmination with which the
    • follows on after the thirty-seventh. There will be an inner
    • connection, even though the subject matter will appear to differ, and
    • These could well appear to have nothing in common; however, you will
    • eventually see that it all has an inner connection, and that these lectures
    • themselves fall sick with it, and even then their interest does not
    • than has ever existed in the religious sphere. The papacy of
    • with great intensity and will do so to an even greater extent in the
    • out of the spirit. Who cares whether the public prevents any cures
    • However it is just the task of a really spiritual movement to awaken
    • thinking. However, if we follow this or that slogan, or give special
    • and put everything under the heading of psychological cures and
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • group the characteristics of the male sex developed more strongly.
    • progressive development in one direction or the other, at a time when
    • meaning behind the two sexes gradually developing and then
    • bringing forth another being of like kind. You must realise, however,
    • and how little could actually happen in human life, as everybody
    • would want to do the same thing as everybody else. But in ancient
    • person, however, did not remain the same throughout his life. Because
    • everything that happened in his environment work upon him. The
    • influence on him. If people go on a long journey nowadays, however
    • olden times. Everything had the greatest influence on people, and so
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • not have noticed before but which is nevertheless true.
    • merely listening is joining in everything the other one is doing.
    • even imitates the movements of the vocal cords, and speaks with the
    • speaker. Everything you hear you also say with a gentle movement of
    • this respect the human being does everything the other person is
    • influence on a man's whole development, though only in this limited
    • imitation, for instance, was developed on a tremendous scale. If one
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • Otherwise we would have to start from the beginning every year.
    • be far removed from the previous lectures but which will nevertheless
    • the seventh day when the patient can easily die, and the doctor has
    • to do everything in his power to bring the patient through this
    • crisis which occurs without fail on the seventh day. This is
    • recognised today by every sensible doctor, though doctors cannot
    • connected with the mysterious number seven.
    • quite literally, namely that your ego never stays the same for the
    • seven days, that is seven times twenty-four hours, that can again be
    • between waking and sleeping, and the astral body in seven times
    • course for seven days, and on the eighth day the rhythm begins again.
    • changed considerably in this respect. During the course of the seven
    • take place in such a way that in four times seven days the human
    • after four times seven days it comes back to the beginning again. A
    • seven days. But now we are approaching a sphere about which we would
    • is approximately four times seven days.
    • however, does not bring us to the end of the matter. Quite definite
    • processes are rhythmically repeated in the physical body too, however
    • rhythm would take place over a period of ten times seven times four
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    • gather together all the threads as it were that will eventually link
    • similar way to our astral body is the number seven. Whereas the ego
    • seven days. Let us go into this in greater detail.
    • with the occasional exception. This is the regular course of events,
    • returns to the same point after seven days. So whilst the ego goes
    • and carries out its cycle in seven days. The cycle of the etheric
    • body, on the other hand, takes four times seven days; after four
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • however, establish a rough figure, and say that it goes through its
    • which cannot be denied by even the most materialistic scientist or
    • occurs on the seventh day. A crisis arises, and the patient has to be
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • then as a rule you do not know which the seventh day is either. But
    • pneumonia on the seventh day. Why does a special phenomenon occur at
    • all on the seventh day?
    • attempts to pull itself together and develop the forces within itself
    • various organs of the human body came into existence and developed at
    • these organs were developed further at a later stage of evolution.
    • Everything in the physical organism is an expression or outcome of
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • All this, however, only points to that aspect of illness that is
    • certain way for use in the future. Nevertheless an extract of the
    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • gone through in life in the reverse order, beginning with his
    • thirty-ninth year, then the thirty-eighth, the thirty-seventh, the
    • first moments and being absolved of everything, he can then enter
    • could say a great deal about it, of course. Today, however, we shall
    • in his development. This is what the pilgrimage of life means for me,
    • incarnation, is set for further development. And this development
    • achieve its purpose. You must not think that man would be better off
    • acquire strength for later. We could even say that the wise guidance
    • he can become stronger in the course of karmic development than he
    • when he was twenty, so that it really hurt. In his reverse journey
    • in the spiritual world everything you yourself did in the external
    • development. This has to be cleared away, otherwise you cannot get
    • everything right in one life. It depends entirely on whether the
    • other person also develops in his soul the corresponding bond of
    • closest to our requirements. They never, however, entirely
    • more or less to overcome everything not suited to it, though this is
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • something that is absolutely a part of everyday life. And perhaps,
    • distances, for it reveals itself in the most ordinary things of life.
    • include in this cycle of lectures this winter a study of the everyday
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • strongly as it can that a high level of intelligence is to be found
    • observation, even though it is not absolutely impossible. But one
    • significant events if we want to throw light on the real nature of
    • carefully in every single case, if you wanted to see what was causing
    • of the astral body. That is the spiritual state of affairs. Every
    • the ego is contracting the astral body. Every time someone laughs,
    • everything spiritual in man finds expression in the body, and the
    • Every
    • even accompanied by a change of breathing. Therefore let us show the
    • possible for man to rise above the animals and to develop his ego
    • meaninglessly. However, as he has his ego within him and can work
    • laughter are everyday occurrences, but we do not understand them
    • all that forms man is in continuous development. That man has the
    • vehicles of the ego, so to speak, but the ego can be very undeveloped
    • laugh and cry involuntarily, giggle on every occasion and have no
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • we became familiar with every day expressions of man's inner life,
    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • actually the human body too, developed in the different epochs of
    • various capacities that mankind has today, developed gradually in the
    • are connected with the unfolding of man's inner being. Now if even
    • this. What we are going to describe today, however, shall be
    • conditions necessary for man to develop into what he is today? It was
    • conditions are quite different. But even today it is still to a
    • effect of the centre of the earth on its surface and everything
    • with the separation of sun and moon. This, however, led to a quite
    • visible, and as such they were highly developed, but regarding their
    • loose connection with the primitive bodies developing on the earth
    • are really very little developed with regard to their physical
    • highest degree ethereal beings with highly developed etheric bodies
    • but underdeveloped physical bodies; beings that as it were could
    • senses would assume these beings to be the most highly developed
    • be underdeveloped. And there was a further difference that is of
    • the sun had least influence men developed in such a way that over
    • will see that they were much more highly developed than the souls
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • action and deed. Today, however, we want to give a few concluding
    • know that man's development is a gradual and very complicated
    • process. We have repeatedly emphasised that in the first seven years
    • of his life, up to the change of teeth, man develops in quite a
    • passes through several births. The human being is born into the
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • is stripped off, and not until now, at the age of seven, is the
    • the astral body develops freely until the twenty-first or
    • If you watch a very young child for several weeks or months, you will
    • forces. However, these currents and forces gradually become less
    • You can actually discover what is happening, even without clairvoyant
    • nerve-strands develop only after birth. A child will hear and see a
    • this are developed in the brain, and the forces that develop these
    • the child's development as an extra covering round the brain. But
    • outside during the first weeks of the child's development could not
    • go on working at the whole development of the growing human being
    • been working from outside passes into the brain, it develops under
    • let us consider the gradual development of the human being and
    • and then the etheric body gradually develops. And this etheric body
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    • the soul need only be duly prepared and revelations will flow from
    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • stellar world to the extent to which he developed moral and religious
    • spiritual insight into the connection of certain events with heavenly
    • Gautama Buddha: their missions and achievements in the spiritual
    • rest of the physical body. At a certain stage of development,
    • Seven, Berlin, 14th January, 1913
    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • this is an experience of the moment of the last death in reverse.
    • established during the life between death and rebirth even if there
    • beginning of the seventeenth century Brahmanism was absorbed into
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
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    • the soul need only be duly prepared and revelations will flow from
    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • show that the essential nature of these beings can be revealed only
    • development. Someone might argue that he can hardly be expected to
    • faced with a demand for self-development and told that he can only
    • before a human being can reach the highest stage of development he
    • led mankind as a whole to strive for such development, and he need
    • Honest criticism is therefore always possible, even if someone is
    • only at the very beginning of the path of attainment. This, however,
    • purpose is to emphasise how necessary it is — even if there is
    • Mystery of Golgotha and the four Gospels. Nothing, however, would be
    • more unjustified than to believe that by knowing the contents of that
    • to develop gradually. This is also an indication of how what I have
    • however, be dealt with in the forthcoming lectures, the reason being
    • prepared and revelations from the spiritual worlds will be able to
    • in the spiritual world — can be revealed through Initiation.
    • it must be achieved through our inner calm, our inner tranquillity;
    • in the spiritual worlds the capacity to await events with
    • restlessness can be avoided, the more we shall be able to achieve. It
    • is therefore essential to regard whatever comes to pass as something
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • that understanding can become more complete. Let us, however, begin
    • study that everyone can undertake for himself.
    • The most important and most outstanding fact revealed by
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • consciousness. It must be clear to everyone that from the time a
    • that if from the earliest periods after birth a child were never to
    • come into any sort of collision with the outer world, he could never
    • this, however, is that collisions shall continue to take place. These
    • as far as the development of consciousness is concerned. Unbiased
    • observation, for instance, of the moment of waking will, however,
    • help everyone to realise that this ‘I’-consciousness can
    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • character becomes more marked the longer ago the events in question
    • We may remember events which took place very long ago in our life,
    • just as the child develops consciousness of his ‘I’ by
    • or injury is caused, even if it is not at once noticed. Collisions of
    • ‘I’-consciousness could never develop if we were not
    • rather different from what it is to the ‘I’. Everyday
    • Our ‘I’ is something — never mind for
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    • It might easily be believed that this is inevitably a
    • further development if it were otherwise, if he could not learn from
    • Without realising it he may even be longing for Anthroposophy. In
    • Ego-consciousness. To believe that would be to misunderstand entirely
    • including those of which he has no conscious knowledge or may even
    • which may have developed precisely because of his violent opposition,
    • in anthroposophical development has been reached when it is thought
    • of how men will gradually develop consciousness of what surrounds
    • humanity, this will eventually come about. Simply through paying
    • also produced in our soul, either of sympathy or antipathy. Even
    • Nevertheless it may be possible to verify that had we been in the
    • This is an even more radical example of what I just said. We pay
    • life. For our inner life, however, it is certainly of importance.
    • have been the same as if you had never been involved? Would it not
    • would have experienced if, for example, the lecture this evening had
    • world in the spiritual world and reverberate through it. It is not
    • may actually reveal to us wishes or thoughts of souls living between
    • what might have happened, nevertheless there are times in life when
    • events that might have happened have a decisive influence upon the
    • might have happened and was prevented only because other conditions,
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    • stellar world to the extent to which he developed moral and religious
    • spiritual insight into the connection of certain events with heavenly
    • to the extent to which he developed moral and religious qualities
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • however, there is a certain difference between his connection with
    • and rebirth, however, a man beholds how forces from the world of
    • Zodiac. He looks out as it were from every point of the Zodiac, that
    • correct as this is from one point of view, it nevertheless presents
    • in appearance at all events; we cannot, however, speak of an actual
    • coloured chalks which would have indicated the several members of
    • astral body leave the human being during sleep is, however, strictly
    • developing powers of attraction drawn from the world of stars; it can
    • development during incarnations, let us say in the Egypto-Chaldean
    • Even externally it is not difficult to discover what the soul is
    • experiencing. I think that even in this enlightened audience there
    • There will even be people, among town-dwellers for example, whom one
    • development. What holds good for the soul now would have been utterly
    • very great. Our present age, however, has a definite advantage over
    • the sky. And being very clever he looks at a chart of the heavens
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    • their missions and achievements in the spiritual history of mankind.
    • thirteenth century we associate everything that has to do with the
    • an achievement of supreme importance in the history of human
    • evolution — an achievement before the time of the Mystery of
    • not differ from that of Western occultism in regard to this event —
    • development and stature of mankind.
    • ‘Revelations shall tell of the Divine in the Heights and there
    • the song which tells of the revelation of the divine-spiritual forces
    • had revealed himself at the time of the birth of Jesus; and he
    • can be no more than indicated — and even then half
    • spoken of as Gautama Buddha. And in the seventh/eighth century after
    • Mystery Centre referred to above; but everything was clothed in a
    • co-operated from the spiritual world in the development of
    • remoteness from the world and everyday experience — let them
    • numbers of human beings would have developed the character and
    • planetary spheres. Since the last death, every soul incarnated on the
    • with the fundamental laws of evolution, whenever we return to the
    • evolution. Whenever we pass into a planetary sphere after death —
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • great transformation which could have been achieved only by
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    • rest of the physical body. At a certain stage of development,
    • being, after experiencing the Christ Event in the Sun sphere between
    • be an ever deepening understanding of the Christ Impulse. Everything
    • is this: Why was it that even in areas where Christianity was
    • You are aware that everything connected with the subject
    • although Rosicrucianism must, we are told, be included in everything
    • Ego, together with everything that belongs to these members. We know,
    • is the principle that remains intact although everything else in the
    • refuted by every sleep at night, for then this ‘I’ is
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • must be present in the human being even when he cannot yet say ‘I’,
    • months or even first years of his life will seem to external science
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • human being reaches the level ordained for him, when he can stand
    • vertical spine, and who can speak and think. Even a parrot is able to
    • with an intelligence much greater than that of a parrot will never
    • down to a level below that of these Spirits of Form. To what category
    • evolution and have still not reached the level of the Spirits of
    • head is the most fully developed of all the physical organs, even in
    • clairvoyance a remarkable difference is revealed between the head
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    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • LECTURE SEVEN
    • cycles: one from birth until about the seventh year, or until the
    • in periods of seven years. Even to ordinary observation it will be
    • clear that this systematic arrangement into periods of seven years is
    • significance cut across these seven-year periods. We ourselves have
    • point between birth and the seventh year. And something similar can
    • invalidate the regular seven-year cycle. We shall, however, always
    • discover that whatever comes in this way into the life of man and
    • experiences connected with the actual seven-year cycles. You will
    • inward members of his constitution. From birth until the seventh year
    • development is connected primarily with the physical body, then for
    • seven years with the etheric body, then for seven years with the
    • nature of man. That is essentially characteristic of the seven-year
    • cut across these seven-year periods? The flashing-up of
    • emphatically inner event. For the sake of clarity, here let us
    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • The first seven-year period ends with the change of
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    • certain point there is a reversal of vision. Everything that was
    • this is an experience of the moment of the last death in reverse.
    • fact will strike us most strongly of all if we succeed in developing,
    • even to a comparatively small extent, the capacity to view life and
    • But if and when in the course of development the time comes when
    • everyday life we want to think or form judgements, but for that very
    • on man himself. It is actually as if everything else were blotted out
    • nothing except Man. What would never be seen by day, in the waking
    • state, is revealed when contemplated from the viewpoint of sleep. And
    • to work at the creation of man, at a level above that of mineral,
    • everything except the real being of man, through the spiritual
    • see everything that is hidden from the ordinary perception of waking
    • of a grown-up person, however, or of a child from a certain age
    • onwards, when seen from the viewpoint of sleep, reveals a constant
    • process of decay, of destruction. Every night during sleep the forces
    • of destruction are ever and again subjugated by the forces of growth;
    • never the equal of those that have been used up during the waking
    • precondition of man's true spiritual development. No being who did
    • of developing an inner life of soul. No life of soul as experienced
    • of soul and feel the whole development to be beneficial. Looked at
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    • established during the life between death and rebirth even if there
    • or even here and there admit it, they are wont to say: Well, there
    • namely, the Beings of the several higher Hierarchies. Let us ask
    • body, even the very convolutions of his brain, by means of the forces
    • receive everything that the super-sensible world can give us, even if
    • false. Every world has its own special mission. And what a man can
    • one life a man deliberately scorns to develop in his soul any
    • forces wherewith to create even the organs enabling him to think,
    • because what comes later will be revealed in all good time. But the
    • form in which it will be revealed depends entirely upon how we have
    • an utterance such as this seems very clever, very subtle. But if only
    • speech, he would never learn to speak. And so anyone who argues
    • life, they could not make it possible for him to develop the capacity
    • developed what it is certainly true to call a religious, pious
    • people with a pious, even mystical nature emanating from egoism.
    • developed a religious frame of mind out of sheer egoism. They then
    • became morose and hypochondriacal, finding everything distasteful.
    • believe that we can wait until death to establish connection with the
    • everything that can further the health of beings on the Earth, can
    • materialistic superstition to believe that physical hygiene and
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    • beginning of the seventeenth century Brahmanism was absorbed into
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • lives through these regions which enclose ever more extensive cosmic
    • functions of the several planets. It is now a matter of harmonising
    • sense-impressions. If you ‘think away’ everything that
    • say: When the soul passes through the gate of death, everything given
    • by the senses comes to an end and whatever is left can at most only
    • their own distinctive colouring in every individual. Whereas thoughts
    • however, he then rids himself of this longing too.
    • Mercury sphere. On approaching the Mercury sphere, however, the soul
    • have developed certain religious impulses during earthly life. In
    • it to develop what is needed for the next incarnation on Earth. Not
    • inwardly with yearning for the last life on Earth; moreover even in
    • must finally have finished even with everything that transcends
    • merely personal experience; in the Mercury region with whatever moral
    • whatever religious conceptions have been developed, in the region of
    • the Sun with whatever understanding has been acquired of the
    • with a religious life befitting all mankind. Thus it is even the
    • higher interests that can develop in the further evolution of
    • strife, of aggressive impulses until the beginning of the seventeenth
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • pattern of man's thoughts and spiritual development in searching for
    • shown in the momentous events of the Christ Being incarnating in
    • these events is illustrated by the establishing of the Gnostic
    • offers an illuminating insight into the European development of the
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: The Publication of Lectures Held by Rudolf Steiner
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • However, after an increasing number of incomplete and erroneous
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Contents
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    • Christ-Event. Chronology in the world-outlook of Zarathustra;
    • The permeation of spiritual revelations by the Christ
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Note on Ganganda Greida
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    • (The Effect of Occult Development upon the Self and the Sheaths of Man)
    • really to be handed — as is revealed to us when from the
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Concerning the Transcripts of the Lectures
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    • Whoever wishes to pursue my own inner conflict and toil in my effort
    • which came into existence the structure of Anthroposophy, even if
    • such revelations to humanity.
    • Nowhere has even the slightest mention of anything been made which
    • Membership. Whoever reads these private publications can accept them
    • which I have not been able to revise will however have to be
    • publication is nevertheless reserved to those possessing the
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Complete Edition of Works
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  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture One
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • that we will rely on what cannot be denied even by minds most given
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • of existence in external, spatial terms, have really developed very
    • little since the beginning of our era. They were all present — even
    • realise that as the story of the event on Golgotha became known in
    • everything that individual religious creeds have to say about the
    • beyond what can be reached by the development of thinking. And the
    • everything outside; let us imagine that no report of the Mystery of
    • other people had thinking ever been like that! However sceptical
    • anyone may be, however little he may care to know about the Mystery
    • we have enclosed there was a deepening of thought never previously
    • and brings it to a loftier view of itself. Whatever else you may
    • draw back from the physical world, you may disbelieve in a spiritual
    • him, even though it be from a far spiritual distance, separated from
    • thought underwent its deepening; to shut out everything else,
    • tried in their own way to understand the change. Even the external
    • developments of the last few centuries. In tracing back the evolution
    • And even those who seek for a more spiritual conception of the world
    • even they, when they look back to the beginning of time,
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • essence of humanity which had never before been incarnated in the
    • was hidden from these Gnostics. Hence they were never satisfied — or at
    • least their followers were never satisfied — with what they could say
    • see everywhere that the Gnostics tried to master with their concepts
    • questions and try to answer them, the course of events will become
    • epoch, when even the Gnosis was not powerful enough to understand
    • were three men of exceptional wisdom who even at the time of the
    • there. In this fourth epoch, however, men lack the possibility of
    • relation to the Christ Event, it must seem as though theology had
    • the world their manifold prophecies. And these prophecies, even in
    • prophecies about the future development of this or that people,
    • one listens that every Sibyl is a spiritual fanatic who wants to
    • Sibyllism gains influence over the Roman poets; how it even plays
    • then we see Sibyllism even gaining a foothold in Christianity. We
    • And so, right into the time of the development of
    • more widely than is generally believed by what came from the Sibyls.
    • depicted not only the development of Earth and Humanity, but also the
    • similar, quietly taking into well-ordered minds whatever it is they
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  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture Three
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • development appropriate for so lofty an Ego in that period. We know
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • clairvoyant observation — the following is revealed.
    • for at the present day one cannot say everything in public.
    • planets into physical bodies, the development of their senses would
    • everything went on normally. Because the Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • to go through a development which would enable him to be permeated
    • event, far back in the Lemurian Age, had not taken place in the
    • for a time had developed in a suitably useful way, had fallen into
    • so on — these forces would have developed under the influence
    • seven planets, as they used to be called. The planetary forces worked
    • order; not, however, from all the planets, but only from Sun, Moon
    • teaching arose; his initiation had revealed to him — had
    • there developed also that star worship which is indeed known
    • To this was added as a third event the reflection or
    • Nazareth, but we are speaking now of an event that took place in
    • willing took an orderly course. This was an important event, coming
    • early in the evolution of humanity: the development of the human
    • events had brought order rather into the bodily constitution of man
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    • after effects, of the threefold Christ-event, for this, as we have
    • threefold Christ-event in the souls of post-Atlantean mankind. From
    • effect of the threefold Christ-event was that which arose from the
    • are used today — have a dry, abstract, even pedantic sound;
    • workings of Time — Zervan Akarana. Not, however, the abstract
    • everything that was disclosed by the true, authentic Chronology of
    • Christ-event before the Atlantean catastrophe.
    • Greeks reverenced Apollo, the reflection of the Nathan Jesus-child as
    • occultism. But in revering Apollo the Greeks did not look on the sun
    • Even if we take only the physical sun into account, we find that its
    • still echoing the threefold Christ-event — take in the fourth
    • Christ-event, but it came from quite another side. And this fourth
    • The development of the ancient Hebrew civilisation will
    • never reveal its particular secrets unless it is studied as Geology,
    • everything we find handed down by the Bible from Hebrew antiquity
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • the Deluge as another important event after the creation of Adam, the
    • everywhere we should find that the spirit of Earth prevails in all
    • that Moses gives out as a revelation of the Jahve-god. What Moses
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • ancient times, and even in the third post-Atlantean epoch, had some
    • souls of the Sibyls — should never be called good or bad in
    • superficially. Much will have to be revealed as a symptom of the
    • that essential developments in the historical configuration of
    • symptom of this. There are events that reflect, as though through
    • He did so and he won the battle. A decisive event for the
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • further occult development of Christianity in the West — then
    • also that from an early age the child began to notice everything
    • Friday he came to a hermit, named Trevericent. The hermit tells him
    • research has never been able to trace this Kyot and regards him as
    • the epoch of the Holy Rishis, will recur in the seventh, as I have
    • with the hermit Trevericent. This meeting with the hermit is
    • Our Lord I thought of never more
    • very well interpret it, however much one may try to immerse oneself
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture Six
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • such a way as to let you see how these things reveal themselves
    • something does nevertheless pass through the physical matter. This
    • recollect all that we have ever said about this Sun-spirit in
    • emphasised that on every Good Friday, and thus during the Easter
    • therefore, everyone can see this picture of the Holy Grail. According
    • developments that have taken their course below the surface of
    • to hold fast to the geological character of its revelations. I have
    • shown how these revelations must be looked for, and can everywhere be
    • atmosphere and everywhere else. The influx of the elements was felt
    • of again yielding lawful revelations. Never willingly did the true
    • revelation of the spirit. He had vowed himself to the Jahve-god who
    • “Go no further! Be content with what Jahve reveals in his moon
    • then we find it symbolised in the old Hebrew tradition through Eve.
    • Eve — the vowels are never clearly pronounced — Eve! Add
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • events of the greatest importance for the destiny of Europe in the
    • revealed. I would like to take this opportunity of reading to you a
    • letter written by a man who lived through these events, for it shows
    • describing her achievements, he writes:
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    • even if not always apparent in man's daily life — can often be
    • all this man — however well he believes he knows himself —
    • confronts this uncertainty: Whatever else will be flung up from the
    • and with its own methods studies him. But when confronted by everything
    • divisions appear everywhere, and man is obviously twofold in so far as
    • must point out that everything playing its part in our conscious life
    • even when consciousness is extinguished, as normally happens in sleep.
    • deeper soul levels, and is responsible for our temperament, the
    • Whatever one thinks of
    • what on all sides of life presents, proof is found everywhere of what
    • memory, and everything in our depths of which we are not fully
    • the physical, we should admit that everyday life has to offer us proof
    • brain. Thus we may say that everything belonging to man's
    • on normal well formed sense organs and a well-developed brain. Are we
    • the normal course of consciousness, dependent on a well-developed
    • He took up the matter exactly where it had been left seven years before
    • view of everyday life. Thus over against the physical body there stands
    • the upper regions. I never intend to make our arbitrary statements in
    • transformed, and, after several intermediate phrases had been passed
    • pictures. She looks back on a world she believes herself to have
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    • even if not always apparent in man's daily life — can often be
    • all this man — however well he believes he knows himself —
    • confronts this uncertainty: Whatever else will be flung up from the
    • and with its own methods studies him. But when confronted by everything
    • divisions appear everywhere, and man is obviously twofold in so far as
    • must point out that everything playing its part in our conscious life
    • even when consciousness is extinguished, as normally happens in sleep.
    • deeper soul levels, and is responsible for our temperament, the
    • Whatever one thinks of
    • what on all sides of life presents, proof is found everywhere of what
    • memory, and everything in our depths of which we are not fully
    • the physical, we should admit that everyday life has to offer us proof
    • brain. Thus we may say that everything belonging to man's
    • on normal well formed sense organs and a well-developed brain. Are we
    • the normal course of consciousness, dependent on a well-developed
    • He took up the matter exactly where it had been left seven years before
    • view of everyday life. Thus over against the physical body there stands
    • the upper regions. I never intend to make our arbitrary statements in
    • transformed, and, after several intermediate phrases had been passed
    • pictures. She looks back on a world she believes herself to have
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    • forces, which seek in vain if we look around us today. For even if we
    • The fact that they participate in current events and that the way in
    • and believed that it had sent him to gaol. Just as little as a legal
    • ancient Saturn laws. If, however, we look from what stands before us
    • however, it is not active in that which develops from the ovum to the
    • and dies away during the embryonic development, in what is lost with
    • to say, as a dying away in human development, as something that is
    • will have found that four periods in the development
    • intention was to give everything that could stimulate the mind and
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • modern man. Thought lived in Socrates, Plato, even in Aristotle quite
    • that Thales believed that the world originated out of water,
    • his soul, but thought is revealed to him just as external sound or
    • colour is revealed to modern man. The Greek perceives the thought; he
    • world reveals to them a thought-work; that is the essential character
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • Greece. It is completely foolish to believe that Plato thought he
    • perceived thoughts. To believe that Aristotle already thought in the
    • you will find everywhere how the Christ-Impulse rules in them. It is
    • in the second period of philosophical development.
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    • forces, which seek in vain if we look around us today. For even if we
    • The fact that they participate in current events and that the way in
    • and believed that it had sent him to gaol. Just as little as a legal
    • ancient Saturn laws. If, however, we look from what stands before us
    • however, it is not active in that which develops from the ovum to the
    • and dies away during the embryonic development, in what is lost with
    • to say, as a dying away in human development, as something that is
    • will have found that four periods in the development
    • intention was to give everything that could stimulate the mind and
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • modern man. Thought lived in Socrates, Plato, even in Aristotle quite
    • that Thales believed that the world originated out of water,
    • his soul, but thought is revealed to him just as external sound or
    • colour is revealed to modern man. The Greek perceives the thought; he
    • world reveals to them a thought-work; that is the essential character
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • Greece. It is completely foolish to believe that Plato thought he
    • perceived thoughts. To believe that Aristotle already thought in the
    • you will find everywhere how the Christ-Impulse rules in them. It is
    • in the second period of philosophical development.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets
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    • characters of the several planets.
    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
    • everything that radiates upon it — the radiations of the solar
    • as a mirror of the universe — then radiates them back in every
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • every other radiation in cosmic space is also reflected by the Moon.
    • only someone who, by developing certain qualities connected with the
    • this Moon fortress, certain secrets can be revealed that were once in
    • Vedanta philosophy; we press on to the primal revelations hidden
    • memory was preserved of what these Beings had once revealed to the
    • Such an image would tell us nothing whatever about the man's
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • tells us about everything else in the universe, Saturn tells
    • he is reveals itself gradually as a kind of memory of the planetary
    • steadfastly participated in whatever has come to pass in our
    • they speak only of past cosmic events. That is why Saturn is
    • are opposed to progress, who ever and again want to bring back the
    • cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
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    • characters of the several planets.
    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
    • everything that radiates upon it — the radiations of the solar
    • as a mirror of the universe — then radiates them back in every
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • every other radiation in cosmic space is also reflected by the Moon.
    • only someone who, by developing certain qualities connected with the
    • this Moon fortress, certain secrets can be revealed that were once in
    • Vedanta philosophy; we press on to the primal revelations hidden
    • memory was preserved of what these Beings had once revealed to the
    • Such an image would tell us nothing whatever about the man's
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • tells us about everything else in the universe, Saturn tells
    • he is reveals itself gradually as a kind of memory of the planetary
    • steadfastly participated in whatever has come to pass in our
    • they speak only of past cosmic events. That is why Saturn is
    • are opposed to progress, who ever and again want to bring back the
    • cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
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  • Title: Lecture: Man's Position in the Cosmic Whole, the Platonic World-Year
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    • been done in the past; he must achieve this by enlarging the abstract
    • a long time, ever since humanity is able to think — by
    • designating every twelfth part of the circle as a Zodiac sign; this
    • subdivision will be maintained even though the vernal point advances.
    • to set forth clearly every detail.
    • realise, above everything else, that the human being is in part torn
    • harmony, in every case. But the possibility of human freedom lies in
    • harmony, however, which exists as a whole, contains the fact that man
    • the course of one day and of one night. We may even contemplate this
    • eventually throw up the question: Perhaps we are not only connected
    • documents left by Goethe — everything connected with his
    • little of this material has been published. Just as fever curves are
    • particular place, indeed, of several places, upon charts, by
    • fever charts; that is to say, he wished to trace a kind of pulse of
    • never discover mere statements, as is so frequently the case in other
    • may show us that it is necessary to have something behind us whenever
    • use of these figures, which are known to everybody and which may
    • be found in every encyclopædia, we shall only require a.
    • In a similar way, we shall find that everything, indeed
    • everything, is ordered according to the laws of number and
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    • been done in the past; he must achieve this by enlarging the abstract
    • a long time, ever since humanity is able to think — by
    • designating every twelfth part of the circle as a Zodiac sign; this
    • subdivision will be maintained even though the vernal point advances.
    • to set forth clearly every detail.
    • realise, above everything else, that the human being is in part torn
    • harmony, in every case. But the possibility of human freedom lies in
    • harmony, however, which exists as a whole, contains the fact that man
    • the course of one day and of one night. We may even contemplate this
    • eventually throw up the question: Perhaps we are not only connected
    • documents left by Goethe — everything connected with his
    • little of this material has been published. Just as fever curves are
    • particular place, indeed, of several places, upon charts, by
    • fever charts; that is to say, he wished to trace a kind of pulse of
    • never discover mere statements, as is so frequently the case in other
    • may show us that it is necessary to have something behind us whenever
    • use of these figures, which are known to everybody and which may
    • be found in every encyclopædia, we shall only require a.
    • In a similar way, we shall find that everything, indeed
    • everything, is ordered according to the laws of number and
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    • to ever new achievements in the realm of knowing and in the realm of
    • of the human spirit, however, something else makes a clear impression
    • view had broken with what people for a long time believed necessary
    • reversals of knowledge.
    • considerations this evening are devoted, we have to do with an even
    • greater reversal of this kind. Those who believe themselves convinced
    • also believe it necessary for it to have a decisive influence now and
    • prejudices, with traditional opinions. People believed that if
    • concerning what we are to discuss this evening get in the way. Here
    • structure of nature. He believes that he has to regard himself as
    • occupies itself. The possibility of developing conceptual beliefs in
    • generally considered something dreamy or sentimental to believe that
    • a really factual knowledge can be developed about the facts that can
    • those who believe themselves to be forming their judgments out of the
    • This evening we will
    • sectarian. It is completely misunderstood by anyone who believes that
    • result of the world view brought by natural scientific development, a
    • humanity. This natural scientific development today supplies so many
    • quick look at what is living, it is possible to see how everywhere
    • construction of the seed reveals concerning growing, becoming,
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    • schools. It must be said, however, that the time has approached in
    • world, human beings believed something entirely different concerning
    • called erroneous today. This view believed that the physical
    • physical-sensible existence and prevented from rising appropriately
    • spiritual science today. Nevertheless it is true. You already know
    • would be erroneous to believe that the human being loses
    • consciousness after death. This curious idea is even spread around in
    • more intensive, but it is of a different kind. Even regarding the
    • growth into a general world connection, even after death. The
    • spiritual world, even when we are here on the physical plane.
    • an earthly paradise. Even before these past three years there were
    • however, the working together of the physical world with the
    • spiritual is extremely complicated. Nevertheless, it must be said
    • will become a corpse in the future, however, and the human being will
    • souls as a holy thought every day so that we never lose our fervour
    • spiritual world. Everything that comes to us in such concepts enables
    • friends, if we gradually develop our consciousness here from
    • develops, we don't need to describe it. After death totally different
    • necessary, however, is that we disengage ourselves from the powerful
    • the higher hierarchies, and even the worlds of these beings, are
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  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Destiny
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    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • observed through the senses, should never be met with objections
    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • correspond with these descriptions, I shall never adapt myself to such
    • never be based upon the argument that the world has a meaning only if
    • aspect, can never enable us to say anything concerning the
    • an insight into the facts of the spiritual world develop gradually,
    • as I have frequently described to you. They develop in such a way
    • development rendering us more and more capable. For our capabilities
    • insight into the spiritual world. In every sphere of life there are
    • A special riddle is everything that we experience in the
    • form of destiny, between birth and death — everything we
    • destiny. Undoubtedly, every case has its individual aspect. But just
    • greater sphere of forces develops than those which arise between these
    • from his sight at a time when he never thought of losing him.
    • friend changes the relationships which could only be developed
    • tied in a different way. Thus, everything we experience with the
    • And even though grief and sorrow cannot diminish through the
    • and interweave (I have often mentioned this), we must, nevertheless
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    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • this way — many things are almost self-evident, nevertheless it
    • observed through the senses, should never be met with objections
    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • correspond with these descriptions, I shall never adapt myself to such
    • never be based upon the argument that the world has a meaning only if
    • aspect, can never enable us to say anything concerning the
    • an insight into the facts of the spiritual world develop gradually,
    • as I have frequently described to you. They develop in such a way
    • development rendering us more and more capable. For our capabilities
    • insight into the spiritual world. In every sphere of life there are
    • A special riddle is everything that we experience in the
    • form of destiny, between birth and death — everything we
    • destiny. Undoubtedly, every case has its individual aspect. But just
    • greater sphere of forces develops than those which arise between these
    • from his sight at a time when he never thought of losing him.
    • friend changes the relationships which could only be developed
    • tied in a different way. Thus, everything we experience with the
    • And even though grief and sorrow cannot diminish through the
    • and interweave (I have often mentioned this), we must, nevertheless
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  • Title: On the Connection of the Living and the Dead
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • receive more through all that we develop by living with the
    • nevertheless they make themselves felt in the sympathies and
    • greater or lesser degree, we develop sympathies and antipathies with
    • all the impressions of the human beings with who we have ever been,
    • our everyday life is not wide-awake but runs along more or less
    • of communication with the elemental world. With it, however, we do
    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • beings. One thing, however, must be observed in this connection.
    • etheric body from birth until death — develops its own
    • than human beings or animals in the physical — beings, however,
    • who never come to incarnation, but only to
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • — however hidden it remains — is of significance for the
    • of it. We do not live for nothing. Even as we receive them into the
    • read it in imaginations. There is, however, this condition. If a
    • individuality of the dead is living. However, one can only do so if
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • ordinary, every-day human thoughts, only the head is concerned as an
    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • receive more through all that we develop by living with the
    • nevertheless they make themselves felt in the sympathies and
    • greater or lesser degree, we develop sympathies and antipathies with
    • all the impressions of the human beings with who we have ever been,
    • our everyday life is not wide-awake but runs along more or less
    • of communication with the elemental world. With it, however, we do
    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • beings. One thing, however, must be observed in this connection.
    • etheric body from birth until death — develops its own
    • than human beings or animals in the physical — beings, however,
    • who never come to incarnation, but only to
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • — however hidden it remains — is of significance for the
    • of it. We do not live for nothing. Even as we receive them into the
    • read it in imaginations. There is, however, this condition. If a
    • individuality of the dead is living. However, one can only do so if
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    • consciousness which the human soul can develop in itself will change
    • nothing in the nature and individuality of a person, for everything
    • the next, you have these beings and events before you and can observe
    • you confront a new situation; you can never lose yourself in another
    • know you will always be the same in the sense world wherever you go.
    • event so completely that one transforms one's own inner soul life
    • into this other being, into this other event. We can learn nothing at
    • every other being, indeed unless we become similar, to a high degree,
    • to the other beings and events.
    • way that with every step we transform ourselves into every single
    • happening, creep into every single being. It belongs to the health of
    • able to change itself continuously and adapt itself to every sort of
    • take part in this everchanging existence outside the physical body if
    • this would require an enclosed form. Here, however, we must note that
    • move freely, can come back over the threshold in the wrong way, every
    • To put it even more concretely: a person could be, say, a
    • of transformation. But the human soul could never live permanently in
    • perceive it. Nevertheless we have to allow the waking condition to
    • be developed and strengthened. For the faculty of transformation,
    • elemental world. There the human being himself must achieve to some
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    • consciousness which the human soul can develop in itself will change
    • nothing in the nature and individuality of a person, for everything
    • the next, you have these beings and events before you and can observe
    • you confront a new situation; you can never lose yourself in another
    • know you will always be the same in the sense world wherever you go.
    • event so completely that one transforms one's own inner soul life
    • into this other being, into this other event. We can learn nothing at
    • every other being, indeed unless we become similar, to a high degree,
    • to the other beings and events.
    • way that with every step we transform ourselves into every single
    • happening, creep into every single being. It belongs to the health of
    • able to change itself continuously and adapt itself to every sort of
    • take part in this everchanging existence outside the physical body if
    • this would require an enclosed form. Here, however, we must note that
    • move freely, can come back over the threshold in the wrong way, every
    • To put it even more concretely: a person could be, say, a
    • of transformation. But the human soul could never live permanently in
    • perceive it. Nevertheless we have to allow the waking condition to
    • be developed and strengthened. For the faculty of transformation,
    • elemental world. There the human being himself must achieve to some
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  • Title: The Elemental World and the Future of Mankind
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    • deeds, of everything he causes to happen — in short, his karma.
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • intellectuality was the development of reason through the
    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • in recent centuries. However, it must be said that the intellect has
    • western civilization the greatest intellectual achievements have been
    • It is obvious, even to an external unbiased observation, that the
    • may not have applied to everyone but certainly to those who had
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • it was the same everywhere in western academic circles. But —
    • from the region of the head must be obvious even to external
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • However, in order to fructify the developed intellect, a stream of
    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • the yogi had first to develop in himself.
    • yogi. It makes a difference whether something is achieved through
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • level through inner exercises.
    • separated. However, it must be stressed that everything of a solid,
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
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    • deeds, of everything he causes to happen — in short, his karma.
    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • intellectuality was the development of reason through the
    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • in recent centuries. However, it must be said that the intellect has
    • western civilization the greatest intellectual achievements have been
    • It is obvious, even to an external unbiased observation, that the
    • may not have applied to everyone but certainly to those who had
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • it was the same everywhere in western academic circles. But —
    • from the region of the head must be obvious even to external
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • However, in order to fructify the developed intellect, a stream of
    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • the yogi had first to develop in himself.
    • yogi. It makes a difference whether something is achieved through
    • certain level of human evolution is not the same as attaining that
    • level through inner exercises.
    • separated. However, it must be stressed that everything of a solid,
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moment of Death and the Period Thereafter
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    • of death, this significant event in human life; it reminds us of
    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • event, instead of being merely the abstract end of life (only a
    • life); it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • science has followed up to now will have shown you that in every
    • periods of development, that passed through the stages of Saturn, the
    • contributed to this development of the physical body, from the very
    • of development therefore built up our physical body.
    • aspect of everything that lives within the physical body. Even
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • however, that can thus be studied from outside, this spatial
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • outside. Nevertheless, they were built by forces that are far more
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • sound, I must nevertheless point out that we really speak of
    • way; nevertheless the way in which we speak of ourselves is quite
    • development, namely, that something split off during the Moon stage
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    • of death, this significant event in human life; it reminds us of
    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • event, instead of being merely the abstract end of life (only a
    • life); it becomes a deep and serious event within the whole compass
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • few things on death, on this great event, and on the facts of human
    • science has followed up to now will have shown you that in every
    • periods of development, that passed through the stages of Saturn, the
    • contributed to this development of the physical body, from the very
    • of development therefore built up our physical body.
    • aspect of everything that lives within the physical body. Even
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • however, that can thus be studied from outside, this spatial
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • outside. Nevertheless, they were built by forces that are far more
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • sound, I must nevertheless point out that we really speak of
    • way; nevertheless the way in which we speak of ourselves is quite
    • development, namely, that something split off during the Moon stage
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  • Title: Lecture: Relationships Between the Living and the Dead
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    • stand out there upon the battlefields, where historic events are
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • And for those who, in consequence of these events, have
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • possible, at these meetings, to explain everything from its
    • these great events. In other words, within our circle, we are
    • we may say: Even if the enemies and the lack of understanding
    • our work, and become ever stronger, as we can well see, yet we may
    • man's development.
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • if we are not able to see into it. They believe this, however, only
    • fact visible even from the physical plane, we find it to be
    • But, even when we consider this fact, that the physical
    • even this fact only with regard to its meaning for the physical
    • All physical events have also their spiritual
    • significance. There is no physical event which has not, at the same
    • event is that our physical body falls away from us and is at the same
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • become air and water become at last warmth. Yes, even though it may
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    • stand out there upon the battlefields, where historic events are
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • And for those who, in consequence of these events, have
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • which are closed to the usual everyday knowledge, the usual
    • possible, at these meetings, to explain everything from its
    • these great events. In other words, within our circle, we are
    • we may say: Even if the enemies and the lack of understanding
    • our work, and become ever stronger, as we can well see, yet we may
    • man's development.
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • if we are not able to see into it. They believe this, however, only
    • fact visible even from the physical plane, we find it to be
    • But, even when we consider this fact, that the physical
    • even this fact only with regard to its meaning for the physical
    • All physical events have also their spiritual
    • significance. There is no physical event which has not, at the same
    • event is that our physical body falls away from us and is at the same
    • world-conception, which has, however, held mankind more or less in
    • become air and water become at last warmth. Yes, even though it may
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  • Title: Lecture: The Son of God and the Son of Man
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    • The Mission of the New Spiritual Revelation
    • man's real being; and indeed there are numbers who believe that they
    • members of man's constitution, or even, possibly, to indicate what
    • consists of these seven or nine members, but how they are
    • means the same in all human beings, in every epoch. The connections
    • an entirely new combination of them. New experiences come to him ever
    • even in the external form of the human being. If we were to go far,
    • himself to develop those strong forces which were formerly poured by
    • their physical nature is in every respect stronger than themselves.
    • times will become perceptible in the external, formative development
    • should find that in the phase of its development directly following
    • human it became, developing downwards, as it were, to manhood.
    • uniformity between the first and the later years of life. Even in
    • were at first blurred and indistinct, even ugly, in the child, will
    • beauty even to the figures of his gods; and this same trait continued
    • genius gave the impression of beauty achieved without effort. In the
    • immediate future, however, man will be dependent upon inner strength
    • humanity, these several members of man's being are differently
    • people to form any adequate conceptions even of the most patent facts
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    • The Mission of the New Spiritual Revelation
    • man's real being; and indeed there are numbers who believe that they
    • members of man's constitution, or even, possibly, to indicate what
    • consists of these seven or nine members, but how they are
    • means the same in all human beings, in every epoch. The connections
    • an entirely new combination of them. New experiences come to him ever
    • even in the external form of the human being. If we were to go far,
    • himself to develop those strong forces which were formerly poured by
    • their physical nature is in every respect stronger than themselves.
    • times will become perceptible in the external, formative development
    • should find that in the phase of its development directly following
    • human it became, developing downwards, as it were, to manhood.
    • uniformity between the first and the later years of life. Even in
    • were at first blurred and indistinct, even ugly, in the child, will
    • beauty even to the figures of his gods; and this same trait continued
    • genius gave the impression of beauty achieved without effort. In the
    • immediate future, however, man will be dependent upon inner strength
    • humanity, these several members of man's being are differently
    • people to form any adequate conceptions even of the most patent facts
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Cover Sheet
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • A Course of Eleven Lectures by
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Synopses
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    • Eleven lectures given in June of 1910 at Christiania (Oslo).
    • Jupiter. Beings prematurely developed: Birds. Archangels —
    • locality. Idea of ever revolving wheel in evolution is wrong (c.f.
    • Physical development begins in Africa, shown in shape of African
    • alongside of other courses. On Sun are found seven Elohim or
    • not divided as later into six or seven. The picture of the meeting
    • developed after the Scandinavian Spirit has been educated by the
    • had, however, forgotten the lower hierarchies, and attended more
    • conscious of angels and Folk-spirits. The Oriental had developed
    • Spirit Soul. So too Fichte. This Developing Impulse is the mission
    • Indian is capable of development, but the Chinese remain rigid as
    • becoming more highly developed. Anthroposophy is a preparation for
    • sympathy or antipathy, but only by the truth revealed.
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Preface
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    • ventured to give a sketch of the psychology of the development of
    • there is, however, an inner one: the ordinary scientific study of
    • anthropology, ethnology or even history cannot provide a sufficient
    • and spirit in them. This soul and spirit is, however, not a mere
    • co-operation of the several human souls in that people, but it is one
    • is also paradoxical before this forum to connect the development of
    • therefore seek in the cosmos the reason for the development of
    • reality is placed at the foundation of the development of the
    • peoples, and the forces that give this development a certain
    • individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to
    • development of peoples only uses concepts applicable to the things of
  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 1
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    • modern human thinking, but which nevertheless belongs to the most
    • remember, that at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • the Mission of the several Folk-spirits, as that which brings, out of
    • which is usually most dear to a man’. This, however, is not
    • several Folk-souls of humanity, should for once be spoken of quite
    • individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to
    • events as regards their external side can be seen physically, such as
    • outer senses, but is nevertheless an absolutely real being.
    • see three members of the human nature which have developed in the
    • Manas, which will develop in man out of this astral body in the
    • developing as Spirit-self or Manas very little can be found in man
    • will be — a feeble prototype it is true, but nevertheless a
    • portion which he has already developed out of his astral body as the
    • to develop these three members further. For all this, man has
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • future, and that we further develop our lower members, which to-day
    • man and those beings who are now only at the human stage. However
    • spirit-body, just as it is awake in the everyday state of
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 2
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    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • Germany. It is true that every man has his own etheric body, and it
    • is also true that a kind of etheric aura towers up over every part of
    • during his lifetime goes through a development, when he rises higher
    • this etheric aura of man alters from within, it develops certain
    • which may indeed change suddenly, and that this change may even be
    • brought about from outside, in a certain sense. Every one of these
    • Theosophy, but which is never really understood, at least not in all
    • its depths, holds good in the widest sense; everything seen outside
    • man. The difference existing in this respect between the several
    • intimate way upon the several human souls in this interweaving into
    • however, wish to take into consideration to-day. If you remember what
    • then their normal stage of evolution. There is, however, a remarkable
    • Beings, the law which brings it about that at every stage certain
    • stage, they cannot, however, as yet do this completely, because they
    • these are able to work even into the physical form, although they are
    • exchange work with each other: the normally developed Archangels, and
    • A similar co-operation is however to be found in yet
    • That is an historical fact. Just think however, what
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 3
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    • called human self-consciousness. Nevertheless the ‘ I ’
    • three modifications in the etheric body. As, however, these three
    • You may nevertheless form an idea of it if you will patiently follow
    • that you could never learn that by any sort of external experience. I
    • this external experience can never inform you that these three angles
    • it will in every case bring this certainty; you may carry out the
    • tones, they do not perceive at all. A Being of this kind never has
    • these perceptions, it is never possible for him to touch a thing and
    • everything which you have received by means of external perceptions,
    • part of it exists for the Folk-spirits?’ Everything you
    • work into that. Even one portion of the intellectual-soul is not an
    • But in the intellectual-soul of man there are, however, certain
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • indeed be an enthusiast but never a practical man. We must not absorb
    • by the intellectual-soul or mind-soul feelings. Then, however, you
    • On this world beyond, however, the outlook is closed to ordinary
    • nevertheless we cannot say that the ‘ I ’ of
    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • specialized, and he can make use of the several persons and work for
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    • and at the foundations from which the several peoples spring, we must
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • of the teeth, that is up to his seventh year, principally develops
    • in the development of this physical body, for this is, on the whole,
    • and up to the seventh year, has for the present been repeated up to
    • last time in a particular way. Then comes the time from the seventh
    • is developed in man before that time, is in reality to those Spirits
    • that these Spirits of Form who have developed themselves normally
    • would far prefer everything to go on with a certain regularity, and
    • then, in the first seven years of his life man would have had the
    • mineral world. In the second stage, in the time between his seventh
    • followed a normal development he would only then come out of himself
    • renounced the development of certain capacities which they could have
    • intervene in a particular way in the development of man. Because they
    • in the least ripe for, having still too much to retrieve from an
    • If these Spirits with an abnormal development were not to interfere,
    • appearance, quite a different form. Everything would have happened
    • development of man in the first of his three epochs of life is, on
    • of his development which he goes through in the twentieth, or
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 5
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    • other ground than that of Spiritual Science; for whatever we may hear
    • about the character of this or that people, and however our feelings
    • as this, will nevertheless produce discontent and disharmony in
    • reincarnation, how every nation, even the smallest, has to contribute
    • several influences of the missions of the peoples flow into the whole
    • of humanity, and how even separate peoples that were split off and
    • however, can only come gradually before our mental eyes.
    • characters of the several Folk-souls, we shall have to make use of
    • believes to be there, is not there at all, it is a delusion. The most
    • into space in every direction. Certainly a man could not walk about
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • Nevertheless this would certainly not suffice to enable
    • may be arrived at even from an ordinary view. Anyone who has once
    • the unique configuration of the Alpine chain, has seen — even
    • established and what even the present-day geologists have
    • element, not however our present-day water, but the old fluidic
    • element of air, in everything which permeates the apparent earthy
    • work in what we know as heat, they are behind every sort of heat.
    • everything there in the way of nature-forces and phenomena is
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 6
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    • forces does not correspond to their first direction, but the reverse
    • only advance little by little in our knowledge; nevertheless, from
    • really recognize seven of these normal Spirits of Form in the entire
    • There are seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we
    • wish to form a conception of these seven with their various missions,
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • would actually be brought about. Thus if all these seven Spirits of
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • then drew through the central points from which the several races
    • however in their rays which return from the Earth. When he looks up
    • centered in the several Planetary Spirits (with the exception of the
    • Ethiopian race. Everything which gives the Ethiopian race its special
    • abnormal development of the Spirits of Form. These Venus forces
    • the astral body, the nervous system. They operate however in a
    • character of the race. There is, however, something very peculiar in
    • such, that among the Greeks everything that acts upon the senses was
    • people attained its greatness. Everything the Greeks saw in the way
    • people, who are so eminently the people of Jupiter or Zeus, who even
    • several peoples within this basic race which were formed by the
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  • Title: Mission of Folk-Souls (1929): Lecture 7
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Seventh Lecture ]
    • 12th June, 1910 (evening).
    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • themselves go through a sort of evolution, a sort of development. In
    • in normal and abnormal development organize the races.
    • own development? As regards certain spiritual Beings we can during
    • to speak, progressing a stage further in their own development. Since
    • the Atlantean catastrophe, ever since the post-Atlantean development
    • were sent out, were at different stages of development, in other
    • The other peoples of Asia who were gradually developing, were for a
    • its Archangel on the other. Then took place the event in which the
    • development took place, which ran parallel with the Egyptian-Chaldæan
    • We have seen that everything belonging to the Semitic
    • You may look round wherever you will in the world, and you will see
    • started from several gods. Begin with the trinity of