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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • evolution of the earth. Today, into this broad historical survey, we
    • With this in view, let us glance back into far earlier times, let us
    • about this early evolution of the human race on earth. You know, too,
    • When a man of today learns to know something of this original wisdom,
    • in the course of the studies we have been pursuing for many years, it
    • you to bear in mind, namely, that it was essential in humanity's
    • Then, considerably more than two thousand years after the Luciferic
    • this today — was taken up by the hearts and minds that I have just
    • modern times. It will become increasingly strong in the near future
    • conditions of recent years we shall find that men have been brought to
    • earthly existence, in fact, in the third post-Christian millennium. To
    • approximately 6000 years, one must grasp that at the one pole stands a
    • way that it can fall a prey to Ahriman when he appears in human form
    • in our sense — as once Lucifer appeared in human form in China, as
    • once Christ appeared in human form in Asia Minor. It is of no avail to
    • give oneself illusions today about these things. Ahriman will appear
    • possible following when he appears in human form on earth. This
    • through which Ahriman's influence works, as well as learning to know
    • the ingredients which exist here on earth and are embodied in the
    • his earth up to the star-world and to him it is filled with fixed
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    • evolution of the earth. Today, into this broad historical survey, we
    • With this in view, let us glance back into far earlier times, let us
    • about this early evolution of the human race on earth. You know, too,
    • When a man of today learns to know something of this original wisdom,
    • in the course of the studies we have been pursuing for many years, it
    • you to bear in mind, namely, that it was essential in humanity's
    • Then, considerably more than two thousand years after the Luciferic
    • this today — was taken up by the hearts and minds that I have just
    • modern times. It will become increasingly strong in the near future
    • conditions of recent years we shall find that men have been brought to
    • earthly existence, in fact, in the third post-Christian millennium. To
    • approximately 6000 years, one must grasp that at the one pole stands a
    • way that it can fall a prey to Ahriman when he appears in human form
    • in our sense — as once Lucifer appeared in human form in China, as
    • once Christ appeared in human form in Asia Minor. It is of no avail to
    • give oneself illusions today about these things. Ahriman will appear
    • possible following when he appears in human form on earth. This
    • through which Ahriman's influence works, as well as learning to know
    • the ingredients which exist here on earth and are embodied in the
    • his earth up to the star-world and to him it is filled with fixed
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • appear to Europeans as a daughter of Greece, whereas all
    • to express Man in a symbol. If one seeks the nearest modern words to
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • have spoken of how it would appear to Man if he were to dive beneath
    • also bears of his own being beneath the threshold of consciousness he
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • hierarchies. We have learned how Man in the world of the Angels, the
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • learned how on his way down he first gathers to him the influences of
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • physical body we unconsciously bear a reflection of the cosmic
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • essential being that they can produce vowels, and the organs nearer to
    • way that consonants can be produced. While the child is learning to
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • Nothing is said, my dear friends, by repeating that Man consists of
    • learned from the mysteries of the cosmos, we would have to say: Man is
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • appear to Europeans as a daughter of Greece, whereas all
    • to express Man in a symbol. If one seeks the nearest modern words to
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • have spoken of how it would appear to Man if he were to dive beneath
    • also bears of his own being beneath the threshold of consciousness he
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • hierarchies. We have learned how Man in the world of the Angels, the
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • learned how on his way down he first gathers to him the influences of
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • physical body we unconsciously bear a reflection of the cosmic
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • essential being that they can produce vowels, and the organs nearer to
    • way that consonants can be produced. While the child is learning to
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • Nothing is said, my dear friends, by repeating that Man consists of
    • learned from the mysteries of the cosmos, we would have to say: Man is
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • science should play a similar role in the present and near future in
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • that research which is the basis for this spiritual science.
    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • natural science, researching the spiritual realm requires a
    • anything but just to make it clear how the spiritual scientific way of
    • sort of thing one hears: “This conflicts with monism, which must be
    • applying the methods of spiritual research.
    • infinitely heightened if we are to become spiritual researchers.
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • precise research they find that, although sensory perception (if one
    • quite other purposes as well. Methods of spiritual research are not
    • human life. Only this heightening makes spiritual research possible.
    • researcher must carry on from this point.
    • spiritual science or suggested to us by the spiritual researcher, at
    • of the outer world; the eye should see as little, the ear hear as
    • soul, the aspiring spiritual researcher lives in a heightened state of
    • to work for years on such concentration exercises; it is impossible to
    • once that if the spiritual researcher succeeds, by persevering
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • science should play a similar role in the present and near future in
    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • that research which is the basis for this spiritual science.
    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • natural science, researching the spiritual realm requires a
    • anything but just to make it clear how the spiritual scientific way of
    • sort of thing one hears: “This conflicts with monism, which must be
    • applying the methods of spiritual research.
    • infinitely heightened if we are to become spiritual researchers.
    • memory, which has possessed inner coherence ever since early
    • precise research they find that, although sensory perception (if one
    • quite other purposes as well. Methods of spiritual research are not
    • human life. Only this heightening makes spiritual research possible.
    • researcher must carry on from this point.
    • spiritual science or suggested to us by the spiritual researcher, at
    • of the outer world; the eye should see as little, the ear hear as
    • soul, the aspiring spiritual researcher lives in a heightened state of
    • to work for years on such concentration exercises; it is impossible to
    • once that if the spiritual researcher succeeds, by persevering
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy as a Substance of Life and Feeling
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    • which it is possible to communicate with the dead, he may hear the
    • been loved by the other as dearly as I have just described, cannot be
    • upon the earth. What can be perceived by the departed soul is spiritual
    • soul upon the earth with the spiritual world. If here upon the earth a soul
    • events. Indeed, the danger threatening humanity upon the earth is that
    • upon the earth, but unable to see it because its family has not
    • enter the hearts of men. We may say that those whose mission is based
    • What has just been said may show you the tremendous earnestness
    • have departed, we must bear in mind the following things. Very little
    • which to hear a dead person who wishes to be perceived by you, who
    • earthly life is concerned. The dead will begin to speak. In the
    • person is speaking within their soul. They will gradually learn to
    • depth of what is possible, only because of this they do not hear what
    • the dead wish to speak within the hearts of the living.
    • the dead — and that the dead will be able to speak to the hearts
    • are, however, more alive than we. The souls upon the earth will then
    • nothing can be masked. Here upon the earth we may tell lies and
    • life on earth we have inveighed strongly against Anthroposophy, a
    • accustomed to speak; after five, six, eight years, however — in
    • the human beings upon the earth. And if the seer tries to retrace the
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    • which it is possible to communicate with the dead, he may hear the
    • been loved by the other as dearly as I have just described, cannot be
    • upon the earth. What can be perceived by the departed soul is spiritual
    • soul upon the earth with the spiritual world. If here upon the earth a soul
    • events. Indeed, the danger threatening humanity upon the earth is that
    • upon the earth, but unable to see it because its family has not
    • enter the hearts of men. We may say that those whose mission is based
    • What has just been said may show you the tremendous earnestness
    • have departed, we must bear in mind the following things. Very little
    • which to hear a dead person who wishes to be perceived by you, who
    • earthly life is concerned. The dead will begin to speak. In the
    • person is speaking within their soul. They will gradually learn to
    • depth of what is possible, only because of this they do not hear what
    • the dead wish to speak within the hearts of the living.
    • the dead — and that the dead will be able to speak to the hearts
    • are, however, more alive than we. The souls upon the earth will then
    • nothing can be masked. Here upon the earth we may tell lies and
    • life on earth we have inveighed strongly against Anthroposophy, a
    • accustomed to speak; after five, six, eight years, however — in
    • the human beings upon the earth. And if the seer tries to retrace the
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  • 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
    • best recognise the nearness of these two spiritual streams to one
    • a thousand years each; one pre-Christian period of a thousand years,
    • two thousand years permeated and saturated with the spiritual stream
    • only be sought for in the thousand years preceding the Christian
    • era.” For only during the last thousand years before the
    • spiritual streams of earlier times may appear to us, yet persons and
    • sense, as the last thousand years before the Christian era. Let us
    • peculiarity of the spiritual life of the last three thousand years;
    • years it has become a question of personality, if we may say so; and
    • personality to another, we got no really clear understanding of what
    • occurred before the last three thousand years. The history, for which
    • during the transition from the first to the second thousand years,
    • the first thousand years that which we owe to Greece is predominant,
    • Then in the second thousand years we see the Christian impulse pouring
    • itself with it. The whole of the second thousand years passed in such
    • organically with the Christ-impulse. Thus the second thousand years
    • ran its course. Then in the third thousand years begins the
    • third thousand years how differently the Greek influence is felt. We
    • with Christianity in the third thousand years, as it did in the
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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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    • which man was able to know: conceptions clearly outlined, which could
    • things as they appear to the present day clairvoyant perception; so
    • In the early days of the Theosophical Movement less was done by means
    • clearly before us the fact that there is a spiritual germ in all
    • earth (recollect the course of lectures I once gave in Munich on the
    • beginning of our earth-evolution, all to which the earth has now
    • certain individualisation, the form of Ahamkara appears as completely
    • shapes of things; with our ears we perceive sounds; with our organ of
    • colours and light; those of hearing, sounds, and so on. We are, as it
    • people, on hearing certain sounds can inwardly realise certain ideas
    • which constitutes the eye, for instance. At an earlier stage, when the
    • with spiritual eyes, bear any moral characteristic whatever. We may
    • physical body, who puts on much flesh, whose whole appearance is
    • the external sheath principle, and the soul bears the relation of
    • development of man, that that which appears again today in Spiritual
    • this knowledge once existed, my dear friends. We perceive it when we
    • the purpose of evolution for three thousand years, that in the place
    • soul-principle. Thus he no longer clearly distinguishes the soul-part
    • longer find in him a clear discrimination between the soul-principle
    • then reappears in Goethe. At the present time it is still abused by
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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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    • when confronted with a science consisting merely of learning; the
    • science in the world and yet to be empty within; that, my dear
    • with some sort of learning or of abstract philosophy. We find it in
    • the head, that his heart has no part in it — his soul is empty.
    • become a destiny, a destiny which brings it man near being lost to
    • is it to me,” says such a person, “to learn how the world
    • may perhaps feel an inward glow, may often appear to us somewhat
    • feel itself to be lost to the world; while to others it may appear
    • transported into a sphere of soul-peace, of clearness, calm,
    • not, because in every sentence one hears a Pauline note. We cannot in
    • — bear, as it were, an entirely personal, often a passionate
    • mentioning in various places; that is, that in earlier ages the whole
    • in our present time by learning that he bears this or that well-known
    • about a man — as everyone will admit — by hearing that he is
    • We have heard that, according to Sankhya philosophy, man consists of
    • that he himself expressed Ahamkara more clearly in his own being than
    • characteristic, a Manas-bearer; whereas another might only be called a
    • senses-bearer. One would have said: That is a Manas-bearer, he is a
    • second man would have been folly. For the fact of his bearing a
    • Manas was the prevailing principle, appears but seldom, that he must
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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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    • collective evolution of man on earth, agitating sense of propagandism;
    • which had grown up during thousands of years and in the Epistles of
    • and thousands of years of evolution shall have flowed into the future
    • grown riper and riper. Only if we bear this in mind can we make a
    • proper comparison. It then also becomes clear that that which is some
    • earth, from the way they can be depicted by another person who can
    • which appear in the Bhagavad Gita and the Epistles of St. Paul, we
    • thousand years before the Mystery of Golgotha — that which was
    • the whole connection, symbolically. If we take this circle (Diagram 1) as representing the human soul, we may say that the spiritual light streams in from without from all sides into this human soul. Then comes the Mystery of Golgotha, after which the soul possesses the Christ-Impulse in itself and radiates Forth that which is contained in the Christ-Impulse (Diagram 2). Just as a drop which is illumined from all sides radiates and reflects this illumination, so does the soul appear before the Christ-Impulse. As a flame which is alight within and radiates forth its light, thus does the soul appear after the Mystery of Golgotha, if it has been able to receive the Christ-Impulse.
    • Bearing this in mind we can express this whole relation by means of
    • the terms we have learnt in Sankhya philosophy. We may say: If we
    • then appears to us in what the Sankhya philosophy describes as the
    • soul-nature concealed it. The spiritual light appears to us as though
    • appears in the soul as only a very small one — whereas before a
    • thousand years which surrounded the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • If we want to make quite clear to ourselves the difference between the
    • of knowledge such as this came forth all that appears as the wonderful
    • that belongs to a still earlier age. Thus the man of that time
    • which he saw with his eyes, heard with his ears, and followed things
    • with his ordinary understanding; but this seeing, hearing and
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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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    • they appear in the Gita; teachings of an intimate nature. On the other
    • because they appear in the Gita. This naturally was not the case at
    • the time the Gita was composed. They did not then reach all ears; they
    • of mankind from the very beginning to the very end of the earth's
    • the style of the sublime Gita. Let us once more picture clearly the
    • a man who attains to inspiration in our age does so with a clear
    • consciousness; just as he brings a clear consciousness to bear upon
    • Wherefore I make clear to you: that just as little as one speaking in
    • the less belong to it. And if the ear were to say: Because I am not
    • hearing? If the whole body were a sense of hearing, where would be the
    • which appear to be the feeble members of the body are necessary, and
    • advantage, doth not let herself be provoked, beareth no one any
    • hearts; what is known ceases when the subject of knowledge is
    • which one could not clearly distinguish the sounds. How could one
    • Paul, through the moment in human evolution in which it appears, must
    • consciously sought for by men. To make this clearer, let us picture to
    • give us, and what we find at once with such wonderful clearness in St.
    • It would be well, my dear friends, if we were to inscribe these words
    • as souls objectivity would appear in all its truth, if we had not come
    • under the power of Lucifer. It only appears to us as maya because we
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  • Title: Lecture: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • years maintained a hold on the most inward being of man, — a hold which
    • life, be it in the region of religion or of exact science, bears traces of the
    • After, and as a result of this, there appeared the kind of investigation
    • earth and living beings through the six days of creation, is of the nature of
    • childlike fashion to make the origin of the earth intelligible to
    • other hand put aside, discredited by scientific research.
    • four centuries ago by the mighty achievements of scientific research;
    • by the widest circles both in the early and later Middle Ages as a
    • instance that the nerves proceeded from the heart, this being contrary to
    • the spiritual ears and eyes awaken, and then the soul of man can perceive in
    • form a clear conception of
    • researches and follow them up? It is
    • exactly the same in regard to research in the region of senselife, where
    • and stream through it from morning to evening. In other words, make it clear
    • Spiritual Science — if our search is sincere — gives many such
    • twenty-seven letters, but many hundreds, by means of which the soul learns
    • this dark earth”! Dying and becoming, — what does this mean? It
    • spiritual environment. And then the soul is able quite clearly to
    • When the earth was not yet physical, man existed in the bosom of divine
    • Creation. The pictures as given there actually appear before him. These
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    • years maintained a hold on the most inward being of man, — a hold which
    • life, be it in the region of religion or of exact science, bears traces of the
    • After, and as a result of this, there appeared the kind of investigation
    • earth and living beings through the six days of creation, is of the nature of
    • childlike fashion to make the origin of the earth intelligible to
    • other hand put aside, discredited by scientific research.
    • four centuries ago by the mighty achievements of scientific research;
    • by the widest circles both in the early and later Middle Ages as a
    • instance that the nerves proceeded from the heart, this being contrary to
    • the spiritual ears and eyes awaken, and then the soul of man can perceive in
    • form a clear conception of
    • researches and follow them up? It is
    • exactly the same in regard to research in the region of senselife, where
    • and stream through it from morning to evening. In other words, make it clear
    • Spiritual Science — if our search is sincere — gives many such
    • twenty-seven letters, but many hundreds, by means of which the soul learns
    • this dark earth”! Dying and becoming, — what does this mean? It
    • spiritual environment. And then the soul is able quite clearly to
    • When the earth was not yet physical, man existed in the bosom of divine
    • Creation. The pictures as given there actually appear before him. These
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • In addition to the solid man, therefore, we must bear in mind the
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • is how the human as earthly being today is constituted.
    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • such which surrounds our earth, and say: it penetrates into our
    • warmth-organism, an aeriform organism, a fluid organism, and an earth
    • spoken of how impulses of will are connected with the earthly sphere,
    • connected with forces outside and beyond the earthly sphere. But how
    • the warmth-organism. Under present earthly conditions it is not
    • As an earthly being, man's constitution is such that, by way of the
    • the astral body and coming to expression in the earthly organization
    • account we come nearer to the life of soul. Materialistic
    • observation very much astray. As earthly human beings we perceive the
    • air is essentially an etheric reality. And the tone we hear by
    • Light-Ether. Earlier conceptions of the world always emphasized this
    • into and out of it. Thus we have our astral body which is the bearer
    • knowledge that has an individual-personal bearing. If we did not
    • sleep, we would be incapable of reaching a clear concept of the ‘I,’
    • the Ego; we could have no clear realization of our identity. We should
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • current today. It became clear to us that in order to build this
    • waking consciousness, there is dream-consciousness, and we heard
    • the heart. The overheated stove symbolized irregular beating of the
    • heart, the snakes symbolized the intestines, and so forth. Dreams
    • outer physical world and can only resort to earlier religious beliefs
    • supports and bears all the others. Within it, too, something is
    • not bear immediate fruit. For during the life between birth and death,
    • formulate theoretical ideas a universe dies in them. Thus do we bear
    • As we have heard, in man's constitution warmth is an organism; the
    • early twentieth century: How is it possible to conceive of any
    • men. Our world-view today is based upon Copernicanism. Until the year
    • Since that year the prohibition has been lifted and the Copernican
    • echoes of earlier thought — for example in the Ptolemaic view of
    • Entirely false ideas prevail today of how an earlier humanity acquired
    • instinctive-clairvoyant vision of the universe. The earliest
    • epoch there existed a knowledge — in earlier times a more
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
    • drawn from this source — but drawn from it in the earthly world, for
    • If here on the earth there were no soul capable of being with
    • This force of light that is on the earth
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • nature of thought, will is present. It is essential to be quite clear
    • absence of volition, intermingle. You have to learn to speak,
    • will be clear to us that the life of thought consists of
    • reason why they appear real to our consciousness is because they are
    • with the heart. This means of union is the life of feeling, which is
    • very important to be clear about this. We carry about with us our
    • the rest of the living organism. Between birth and death we bear in
    • our head that which, from an earlier time when it was reality, comes
    • it — a man is born in a particular year; before then he was in
    • bearer of the seed into the future. The thoughts of the past, as
    • happenings, world-happenings. In that what was reality in earlier
    • man is a threefold being: as nerve-and-sense man he is the bearer of
    • circulating blood), he is the bearer of the life of feeling; as
    • metabolic being, he is the bearer of the life of will. But how, then,
    • bear in ourselves that which brings matter to birth: our head; and we
    • bear in ourselves that which destroys matter, where we can see how
    • appeared in the course of the last few centuries will be able to
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • the following historical facts. France, for thirty years an ally of
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • in the course of this evolution lived three years in the body of Jesus
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • for this being. Yet this being cannot bear the energy flowing upward
    • something that may be expressed in the words: I cannot bear the
    • the earthly realm.
    • cannot bear this compassion and he writhes with pain from what the
    • a sculpture, and above, the same motif will appear as a painting.
    • clear understanding of what the Christ impulse has brought into the
    • doing, it is made to appear that from these two one must flee, as if
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • the following historical facts. France, for thirty years an ally of
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • in the course of this evolution lived three years in the body of Jesus
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • wings. It must not appear, however, as if the Christ Himself were
    • for this being. Yet this being cannot bear the energy flowing upward
    • something that may be expressed in the words: I cannot bear the
    • the earthly realm.
    • cannot bear this compassion and he writhes with pain from what the
    • a sculpture, and above, the same motif will appear as a painting.
    • clear understanding of what the Christ impulse has brought into the
    • doing, it is made to appear that from these two one must flee, as if
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • 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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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • earth, and as often before, we shall try to enlarge upon many things
    • real profundities of nearly all the traditional religions — this
    • applies, to a greater or less extent, to nearly all of them in the
    • phase of descent, from the most ancient times until the appearance of
    • Christ on the earth, and the phase of ascent which begins with the
    • appearance of Christ on the earth and continues into the farthest
    • than is possible today. They were nearer to the divine-spiritual and
    • material-physical world was necessary, because when men were nearer to
    • divine-spiritual thoughts, feelings and will-impulses. Man was nearer
    • existence but has become more clearly conscious of himself, has found
    • for him to acquire the faculty of clear, intelligent perception of the
    • being to develop; the astral body had developed earlier, the etheric
    • body still earlier, and again earlier, the first rudiments of the
    • ego. Many things we have heard in the course of time will have made it
    • clear to us that before man could pass through the stage of
    • clearly understood that although man was once a being consisting of
    • on the earth were quite different.
    • entered into him — even in its very earliest rudiments. It was
    • seventh year of life the physical body of the human being develops,
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • earth, and as often before, we shall try to enlarge upon many things
    • real profundities of nearly all the traditional religions — this
    • applies, to a greater or less extent, to nearly all of them in the
    • phase of descent, from the most ancient times until the appearance of
    • Christ on the earth, and the phase of ascent which begins with the
    • appearance of Christ on the earth and continues into the farthest
    • than is possible today. They were nearer to the divine-spiritual and
    • material-physical world was necessary, because when men were nearer to
    • divine-spiritual thoughts, feelings and will-impulses. Man was nearer
    • existence but has become more clearly conscious of himself, has found
    • for him to acquire the faculty of clear, intelligent perception of the
    • being to develop; the astral body had developed earlier, the etheric
    • body still earlier, and again earlier, the first rudiments of the
    • ego. Many things we have heard in the course of time will have made it
    • clear to us that before man could pass through the stage of
    • clearly understood that although man was once a being consisting of
    • on the earth were quite different.
    • entered into him — even in its very earliest rudiments. It was
    • seventh year of life the physical body of the human being develops,
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  • Title: Lecture: Esoteric Studies: Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
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    • may perhaps appear somewhat strange, but it is very important
    • humanity within our Earth evolution passes through certain cyclic
    • it with them from the earlier into the later incarnations, and then
    • appeared as souls at a stage of development dependent upon what they had
    • And so in the present and the near future, we are in the midst of the
    • mission of the Earth evolution. So we have, as it were, two
    • Earth evolution, following that of Saturn, Sun and Moon, and that as
    • earth humanity we bring to development especially this fourth member,
    • nature, upon which preparatory work was done earlier: namely, the
    • connected with the great embodiments of our earth planet itself, from
    • earth already in possession of an etheric body. But this body can now
    • said, the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, the Greco-Latin, will appear to
    • must be helped in a certain way by that which flows to the earth
    • the Earth evolution man should develop his ego; and he will have had
    • same relation to the Spirit-Self that he has to the ego on earth. If
    • then the human being develops the Spirit-Self during the earth-period,
    • us and takes possession of us. Thus will our Spirit-Self appear to us;
    • and only upon Jupiter will it appear as our own being, as our ego now
    • astral body. Within these I have my ego, the essential earth
    • earlier stages ... So in the future the human being will feel that
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    • may perhaps appear somewhat strange, but it is very important
    • humanity within our Earth evolution passes through certain cyclic
    • it with them from the earlier into the later incarnations, and then
    • appeared as souls at a stage of development dependent upon what they had
    • And so in the present and the near future, we are in the midst of the
    • mission of the Earth evolution. So we have, as it were, two
    • Earth evolution, following that of Saturn, Sun and Moon, and that as
    • earth humanity we bring to development especially this fourth member,
    • nature, upon which preparatory work was done earlier: namely, the
    • connected with the great embodiments of our earth planet itself, from
    • earth already in possession of an etheric body. But this body can now
    • said, the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, the Greco-Latin, will appear to
    • must be helped in a certain way by that which flows to the earth
    • the Earth evolution man should develop his ego; and he will have had
    • same relation to the Spirit-Self that he has to the ego on earth. If
    • then the human being develops the Spirit-Self during the earth-period,
    • us and takes possession of us. Thus will our Spirit-Self appear to us;
    • and only upon Jupiter will it appear as our own being, as our ego now
    • astral body. Within these I have my ego, the essential earth
    • earlier stages ... So in the future the human being will feel that
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    • that everyone who hears of the facts and relationships which can be
    • "Judging by all that I have experienced heretofore, it appears quite
    • which he cannot connect with earlier experiences in life astonish him.
    • Let us keep this truth of everyday life clearly before our minds and
    • word "conscience" — in other words the concept, for quite clearly
    • only when the mental image arises, does the word also appear — is
    • point of time in Greek history. What appeared after this point of time
    • more ancient Greeks. For in these earlier times man did not feel pangs
    • form appeared to his ancient clairvoyance and tormented him, and these
    • driven about. The appearance of his amazement presupposes that
    • some earlier time he has seen them quite differently. No one would
    • appearances — that it is the sun which rises — if in his soul he did
    • similar way from our earliest youth; would it not seem to be downright
    • with spiritual ears. And in the moment when, guided by a dim feeling,
    • physical world. He feels dimly that everything appeared differently
    • impossible if man did not enter this earthly life out of a previous
    • before birth, but although it does not show itself clearly in thought
    • be brought down as a clear memory.
    • earlier incarnations man passed through other states of consciousness
    • clairvoyance into the clear waking consciousness of our present day,
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    • that everyone who hears of the facts and relationships which can be
    • "Judging by all that I have experienced heretofore, it appears quite
    • which he cannot connect with earlier experiences in life astonish him.
    • Let us keep this truth of everyday life clearly before our minds and
    • word "conscience" — in other words the concept, for quite clearly
    • only when the mental image arises, does the word also appear — is
    • point of time in Greek history. What appeared after this point of time
    • more ancient Greeks. For in these earlier times man did not feel pangs
    • form appeared to his ancient clairvoyance and tormented him, and these
    • driven about. The appearance of his amazement presupposes that
    • some earlier time he has seen them quite differently. No one would
    • appearances — that it is the sun which rises — if in his soul he did
    • similar way from our earliest youth; would it not seem to be downright
    • with spiritual ears. And in the moment when, guided by a dim feeling,
    • physical world. He feels dimly that everything appeared differently
    • impossible if man did not enter this earthly life out of a previous
    • before birth, but although it does not show itself clearly in thought
    • be brought down as a clear memory.
    • earlier incarnations man passed through other states of consciousness
    • clairvoyance into the clear waking consciousness of our present day,
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    • the spirit of our Movement. During the last few years we have been
    • one such performance before a Course of Lectures in Munich, last year
    • we were able to give two performances, and this year we have been able
    • struck, this year, by two things. The first is the way in which we are
    • This was proved by the whole-heartedness and growing understanding
    • year 1909 we gave one dramatic performance, two last year, and this
    • year — in spite of great difficulties — we were able to prepare three
    • our own, adequate for the needs of the Gatherings there. The near
    • this much is certain: if we do find the way clear to erect a building
    • work will be lost, precisely because during the next few years it will
    • Many ears, hearts and souls are open to receive the deepening for
    • accumulated through the years — and I am sometimes appalled at
    • years go by, it is more and more evident that ears and hearts and
    • which it would have been difficult to visit in the near future. In
    • were eager to hear more intimate details. (I will shortly give a
    • course of many years are required and that was a real longing for a
    • more intimate knowledge, then it is clear that understanding of
    • that relates to the great Appearance of which we have been speaking
    • for years as the Appearance of Christ, is the result of the occult
    • thousands of years. In India and in Thibet, wonderful occult teachings
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    • Once upon a time there lived two boys who from earliest childhood had
    • been close friends. One of them was outstandingly gifted, learned with
    • every way, but he was incapable of learning very much. This, however,
    • and start a family very early in life, it devolved upon the other,
    • disappeared; I must set about making a livelihood.” This he did
    • “I have no house on the earth, no boat on the sea; by day I live in
    • poured out and allowed to trickle down to the earth. Then the little
    • when they let the rain pour down upon the earth. He begged the big man
    • down again to the earth by a rope. The big man said to him: “Now
    • been to bestow rain and other blessings upon the earth. Because for a
    • earth the life of which you know.” Then he let the little man go
    • down again to the earth. The latter was now in his home once more,
    • of development Now I shall be able to come to the earth for a time as
    • a son of the Thunder-God. Your wife will bear me as your son.”
    • ears was pinched, then the other; then he was attacked somewhere else
    • began in real earnest! He could get no rest the whole night long and,
    • heartened the brave young man considerably, but it was a really
    • good-heartedness enabled him to set up a kind of friendship with two
    • for this, but they had actually learnt something. Spirit-intercourse
    • disappeared into the coffin. People were astounded in the highest
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • reason or intelligence to bear upon unforeseen occurrences which, as
    • course of the Earth's mission, to develop in such a way that they are
    • clearly that Spiritual Science is right when it asserts that what lies
    • Therefore, during the course of Earth-revolution, the human being has
    • The reason for this is that our feelings as men of Earth are
    • during Earth-evolution that the human being must develop intellect and
    • consciousness. At the end of Earth-evolution man should have reached
    • Earth-evolution conceal all evidence of law, seeming to be pure
    • chance, man will learn to perceive a deeper conformity to law; when
    • Earth-evolution has run its course — but not until then —
    • are now called “chance” happenings appeared to be subject to
    • the necessity of natural law, man would learn nothing from them. He
    • what looks like “chance,” he learns to find his way through
    • earthly incarnations, to permeate with reason and intelligence what
    • that what cannot, by its very nature, appear to him as an evidence of
    • rigid conformity to law, appears, finally, as evidence of spiritual
    • that with extraordinary wisdom, certain things were ordained to appear
    • taught self-knowledge and learn to weigh ourselves in the balance, it
    • to a higher world and has drawn nearer to what is spoken of by all
    • branches of science will, at the end of Earth-existence, be regarded
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • presented today, biblical and other records clearly based upon occult
    • When my book Theosophy first appeared many years ago, independent
    • acquired purely through occult research and occult observation
    • Occult research was the only source consulted. And now, because our
    • evolutionary process, we come to a period starting about the year 600
    • twilight denoting the disappearance of the old clairvoyance and the
    • however, makes it clear that the elements of “soul-life” as
    • spiritual research. The human being of today has the outer form we see
    • were laid down in the course of evolution on Earth. (I indicated this
    • the Earth's development when neither human beings nor animals were in
    • there, man was still waiting until other conditions of Earth-existence
    • while the animals developed their various forms on the Earth, man
    • Earth-existence in the external form in which he now lives.
    • himself, when the Earth-conditions were such that he could bring to
    • Earth-substance into himself when he was able to recast, to remould it
    • threefold life of soul. Thus man elaborated Earth-substance according
    • to the laws of his life of soul, made Earth-substance subject to the
    • plan underlying his life of soul, and became Earth-Man; he fashioned
    • Earth-substance after the model of the threefold, prototypal soul.
    • Earth (not the “dust” but the substance of Earth) into Man.
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    • evolution of mankind on the Earth; and when this progress is
    • investigated by Spiritual Science, it becomes clear that the human
    • remains, in order again to take part in what Earth-existence has later
    • culture) — a difference which becomes clear when insight into
    • Earth-lives, and of Karma. Whereas Christianity through the centuries
    • Earth; and the knowledge of this great manifestation of law in the
    • successive Earth-lives. The very name, “Gautama Buddha” is
    • through repeated Earth-lives; the greatness and significance of these
    • lives on Earth.
    • lives on Earth. Attention is directed not to the being who goes on
    • Earth-lives, or what becomes of him in later lives. It is the same
    • fragments which make their appearance in the life of the human being
    • I spoke of what occult research reveals concerning this
    • learn what the immediate future held in store.... “Change the
    • near”.... This, was the substance of the message of the Baptist.
    • soon become clear to deeper insight, that what the West has to say
    • Orphaned at an early age, he was thrown out into the world, and
    • Christianity was scattered into countless sects over the whole Earth,
    • have heard of many Gods; but the Divine does not express Itself in
    • however, what he had heard from the officials of the Dresden Gallery
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    • THE MISSION OF THE EARTH
    • in other words, about the goal of the Earth. We realise that it would
    • We inquire, to begin with, about the goal of the Earth. In other
    • on the Earth through repeated physical incarnations? We will here
    • of Earth-evolution.” Let me speak, to begin with of the
    • contain more than appeared on the surface — something unknown to them.
    • fact that compassion exists in the world bears witness that even in
    • Earth, if he is to reach the stature of full and complete manhood,
    • must be able to pass out beyond his own earthly life, he must be able
    • survivor of an earlier generation on Earth. He, too, was born of a
    • that of the Earth — a period when the Beings who were then
    • remembered that the earlier planetary conditions through which the
    • Earth has passed and in which such Beings as the Greek Gods underwent
    • in the life of soul. That is precisely the mission of Earth-evolution!
    • The purpose of Earth-evolution is that there may be implanted into the
    • I have told you how the birth of conscience can clearly be traced to a
    • works of Euripedes is there any clear expression of
    • remarkable fact in the spiritual evolution of Earth-existence throws
    • in one respect all over the Earth, namely in the adoption of the
    • humanity, founders of religion and systems of thought appeared all
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    • heard that sheaths will weave themselves as it were around the Christ
    • the Christ Impulse Itself — passed into the Earth through the
    • still remaining to Earth-evolution. The fundamental character of the
    • important of all events in Earth-evolution takes place — the
    • Earth-evolution. We have only to study the Graeco-Latin epoch of
    • when we conceive of no human being anywhere near it. Inside a Greek
    • present — the God for whom a dwelling-place has been built on Earth
    • pervade all existence on the physical plane. Men whose paths appeared
    • the process of earthly existence. Wherever we look we can perceive how
    • discerning, clear-sighted observation of human evolution; for no
    • in ancient times men were much nearer to the Spiritual in their
    • course, in the same form, for the recapitulation will everywhere bear
    • of course, to far earlier times, but the following is brought clearly
    • to light by occult investigation. Nearly all the peoples who have left
    • taken place about three thousand years before the Mystery of Golgotha;
    • occurred three thousand years before our era, cannot be taken to
    • earlier. The “Flood,” therefore, must mean something
    • of the world presented to a man of the earliest Indian epoch, of which
    • drawing nearer and nearer. Those who had the deepest, clearest
    • felt: “The God Pramathesis is drawing near, snatching human
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    • the Earth. You know, of course, that the human being, as we see him,
    • is not the creation of the Earth alone, but that his origin must be
    • traced back to much earlier conditions of existence. From many
    • research these preceding conditions of evolution, the preceding
    • embodiments of the planet Earth, can be discovered and appropriately
    • known as the pre-earthly “Saturn-condition,” the
    • pre-earthly “Sun-condition” and the pre-earthly
    • been in operation on the Earth: the being of man contains heritages,
    • as it were, from the earlier planetary conditions. These heritages
    • unfold until the period of Earth-evolution proper. In the other
    • principles of human nature, too, heritages of pre-earthly conditions,
    • not merely forces originating on the Earth, are actively in operation.
    • Earth, living out his existence on the Earth; we will think of what is
    • incorporated in his being during the Earth-period, in pursuance of the
    • mission of the Earth.
    • The powers or principles derived specifically from the Earth can be
    • differentiated into three. There is, firstly, man's earthly
    • consciousness; it is derived from the Earth and the forces of the
    • Earth. It is, of all principles, the one that is most immediately
    • Earth's evolution has been to enable the human being, here on the
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    • being of man belonging specifically to Earth-existence. Certain forces
    • the earlier embodiments of the Earth: from the Old Saturn period, the
    • and the astral body of the earthly human being; but it is the Earth,
    • the forces deriving actually from the Earth, that have made the
    • Earth, the qualities whereby it becomes the bearer of the memory, the
    • Earth — and the Earth adds the forces which provide for the
    • Earth-evolution. Waking consciousness, memory and remembrance, the
    • as it has to operate during the earthly incarnations to adjust and
    • Earth-evolution, not as destructive but as upbuilding, constructive
    • Everything that is “form” on the Earth derives from the
    • second half of the period of Earth-evolution into which we have now
    • passed. At the beginning of Earth-evolution, the Spirits of Form
    • humanity as a whole all over the Earth received their stamp from the
    • Earth-evolution. So far as the Beings of the Hierarchies are
    • concerned, man is drawing nearer and nearer to his “coming of
    • age.” But of this we must be clear — The Spiritual Beings, moving
    • for the next planetary condition of the Earth, in order that during
    • the Earth with forms which will then be appropriate. Towards the end of
    • importance — and on the Earth this is man — is left free, so
    • freely into his own hands. In the course of Earth-evolution in the
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    • VI The Mission of the Earth.
  • Title: Lecture: Earthly and Cosmic Man
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    • direction, lighting up the near and the far, piercing their way to the
    • antiquity in human history which, nevertheless, shed clearest light
    • reach only a small group of immature, but eager-hearted people. An
    • necessary that the knowledge of repeated earth-lives should, to begin
    • through the recurrent earthly lives, the rebirth of the Divine
    • the Movement had been clearly indicated, and he was assured of
    • mission of the earth and the tasks of mankind.
    • to have little bearing at a later time, have such moral and
    • held in Genoa in the year 1911 and in which Rudolf Steiner was to have
    • fear that the influence of Dr. Steiner's words might be too strong.
    • In the lectures that year, many references had to be made to this
    • It had become necessary to make it clear that methods so grievously
    • pouring his very heart's blood into the words, he spoke repeatedly of
    • The lectures given in Berlin in the year 1912, contain many references
    • officially founded. The rhythms of the years recall such days vividly
    • Thirty years ago, on the 20th October, 1902, in Berlin, Rudolf Steiner
    • which she afterwards fell victim. Twenty years ago, Rudolf Steiner was
    • in power during the last days of December of that same year, in
    • years ago, on New Year's night, 1922-23, the Goetheanum was in flames.
    • that by Christmas of this year, this Group will stand in a space
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    • Deep meaning lies in these words, for they show us clearly and
    • pregnantly what lies at the heart of all evolution. This is that man
    • treasures of humanity. This lofty goal of spiritual research should be
    • Egypt, when the mighty pyramids and the Sphinx appeared. It can at
    • lived then have gone through later periods and have appeared again in
    • within it and appears in later incarnations as powers, temperament,
    • long way back in earthly evolution, We know that our earth has often
    • means of occult research we can see much further back into the gray
    • primeval times of human evolution, and we come to times when the earth
    • appeared quite other than it is today. Things were entirely different
    • caused by water-forces, took place on our earth and fundamentally
    • the earth had an entirely different physiognomy, when what now forms
    • not peopled from the west only; they had already been settled earlier,
    • thousands of years behind us, there lived the most advanced portions
    • of the entire population of the earth. These portions then migrated,
    • many thousand years ago, and external documents tell us scarcely
    • anything about it. What appears in these documents is much later. In
    • final echoes of a very early Indian culture that was directed by
    • super-earthly beings and was founded by the Holy Rishis. It was a
    • on to produce the Greek sculptures and the art of poetry that appears
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    • far into the evolution of our earth, and we will see that these wide
    • If we wish to understand the cultural epochs more clearly, we must
    • achieve a general view of the evolution of the earth as it presents
    • earth, we can say that our earth has not always appeared as it does
    • kingdom was not as it is today; the earth did not bear the same plants
    • we look back, the nearer we come to a condition which, if we could
    • earth, for it extended as far as the outermost planets of our solar
    • wherein was contained all that went into the formation of the earth,
    • single insects. Thus, in the most remote past, the mass of our earth
    • would have appeared, although then it was not material in our sense
    • but was condensed only to an etheric condition. This earth-formation
    • what he actually sees now when he looks back. Let us make this clear
    • would gradually disappear from his sight, but to his clairvoyant eye
    • would appear a flower-like form growing spiritually out of the seed.
    • of the plant, let us now return to the primeval earth and the single
    • perceives, looking back at the primal earth atom? What is it that
    • spiritually in the etheric point, and the whole earth-evolution was
    • earth, and the sun must send its warming rays, before it can develop
    • became men if we make clear to ourselves all that has happened in the
    • In the primeval past all the planets were connected with our earth.
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    • YESTERDAY we spoke of the mysterious connection between the earlier
    • evolutionary conditions of our earth and the various world-conceptions
    • that when the Atlantean catastrophe had altered the face of the earth,
    • beginning of the, earth's evolution, took place in that remote past
    • when sun, moon, and earth were still united. What the eye of the
    • form of what actually existed when our earth stood at the beginning of
    • The second condition of the earth, when the sun had detached itself
    • but earth and moon still formed one body, came to light during the
    • what took place when earth, sun, and moon had become three bodies. We
    • the third epoch's astral trinity of sun, earth, and moon.
    • Atlantean time, the fourth evolutionary condition of the earth, in
    • earlier conditions of consciousness. Be it Wotan or Zeus, be it Mars,
    • we must bear in mind that, the most important parts of the population
    • had already disappeared. There were advanced persons and retarded
    • we see physical objects sharply contoured, became ever clearer. Their
    • territory. Earlier still, before their great migration from west to
    • their religious views, which were based on the memory of earlier
    • Egypt, whenever the different post-Atlantean cultures appeared,
    • To understand what kind of conceptions really appeared in these
    • bear in mind that in the Atlantean time man was not unconscious at
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    • body is clearly perceptible, then we have the sensible-super-sensible
    • realize the following clearly, “As I look upon this picture I
    • transport myself into the earliest condition of the earth's evolution,
    • when earth, moon, and sun were not yet divided. At that time the earth
    • present at the beginning of the earth when as yet there were no
    • mineral, plant, or animal forms. At that time the earth consisted only
    • during the ancient Moon condition of the earth;
    • a planetary system, when it disappears, goes into a Pralaya, in which
    • populated with animal forms, the earth at first contained nothing
    • similar to animals and plants. These first appeared later. Only after
    • the separation of the sun did the animals gradually appear. The earth
    • The neophyte looked back upon this primeval condition of the earth. He
    • earliest condition of the earth. What lives in the earth, the ideal
    • animals and plants as accompanying forms, which appeared on earth only
    • everything had sprung from it, that what appeared in this picture as
    • the blood had become the waters of the earth, etc. This picture
    • doctrine of the ancient Indian initiates, which appears like a
    • spiritual image of that primeval state of the earth when it still
    • later yearned. Hence it was a great moment in his spiritual life when
    • Before we go any further, we must learn to know the teachers also. All
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    • of Sun, Moon, and Earth.
    • picture of the earth's evolution in connection with the evolution of
    • man, because we had to demonstrate how the earth's past, how the facts
    • prevailed in the primeval earth, when sun and moon were still
    • world-conception, which appears as a recapitulation of what occurred
    • the earth. This picture, the Brahman of the Indians, which was later
    • called I-Brahma (Aham Brahma) and which appeared to the Greeks as
    • earth were reflected in the Persian and Egyptian cultures. What
    • occurred in the second epoch, when the sun withdrew from the earth,
    • appeared in pictures to the Persian initiates. All that happened as
    • Now, in order to look quite clearly into the soul of the ancient
    • little more narrowly just what happened to our earth during the
    • how the earth itself gradually evolved during these times. We shall
    • happened on the earth itself.
    • If again we look back on our earth in its primeval condition, when it
    • plants, and especially not our minerals. At first the earth was
    • old Moon, and that they were already contained in the earliest
    • condition of the Earth, but in a certain way they were still
    • earth, leaving earth and moon alone, did the same thing happen to the
    • clearly in mind.
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    • about the evolution of the earth and the solar system in relation to
    • yourselves, “Yesterday we heard that the worst forces in
    • from the earth the worst forces went out with it, and that only
    • through this did the earth achieve a condition in which man could
    • pursue his evolution. When we hear all this, what about the romantic
    • support life as we know it here on earth. We must also say that
    • its physical substances appears in large part inferior, even decadent,
    • we have on earth are as nothing compared to what is found on the moon.
    • so that our earth could pursue its way, free from injurious
    • from the earth with the moon, there also remained connected with the
    • ugly in the earth; they had to withdraw it.
    • water-earth. There were no bones at that time, no firm human shape.
    • further, under the influence of the moon. Had the earth remained
    • been enhanced to the highest degree. The earth would have attained a
    • Thus two types of forces influence the earth; the sun-forces and the
    • upon the earth in the time when mists and vapors still covered the
    • earth, when there was still no air, and he saw that when breathing
    • high beings who later went out from the earth with the sun in the time
    • earth, he would have looked up with thankfulness to these sun-beings.
    • But as the sun separated itself from the earth more and more, and as
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    • the evolution of the earth and of the whole solar system. In the last
    • those facts of the evolution of sun, moon, and earth which had a sort
    • these mysteries, as well as the whole Egyptian people, learned to
    • know. In his clairvoyant seeing the pupil actually learned to know all
    • clairvoyance, learned about all this in a most significant picture. We
    • In earlier times Osiris long ruled the earth, to the blessing of
    • searched for her brother and husband, and after finding him brought
    • spiritual beings and is no longer active on earth, but he aids men
    • try to gain a clearer understanding of what was produced in man
    • precisely as possible, what the Egyptian pupil learned about human
    • neophyte not only learned, but clairvoyantly observed. I shall speak
    • Let us recall what was said in the last lectures about how the earth,
    • human germs, which formed the primeval earth-mist. The Indian
    • when the sun was still connected with the earth, was actually like a
    • to say, the whole earth as they shaped themselves out of the primeval
    • mist. But in the earliest time in which this arose, like a sort of
    • at first as a warmth-body. While the earth was still connected with
    • clear picture of what existed at that time. This would only be
    • possible if one could conceive of the pure atmosphere of our earth as
    • space when the earth was still connected with the sun. But this was
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    • to the point of time when the moon departed from the earth. When we
    • of our earth at that time. These animal forms, however, remained stuck
    • In the earliest times, when the sun departed, no animal forms had yet
    • appeared. After the sun had left, the highest form of animal was a
    • water-earth. The remaining parts were present only in a finer etheric
    • lowest part of man was able really to wade through the water-earth
    • which man progressed, appears in later evolution in the forms of the
    • As long as the moon was connected with the earth, it more or less
    • stand higher than the fish. The forms of that time appear in their
    • earth. Until the sun departed, man stood at the level of the fish.
    • shaped their sun, to reunite with the earth only at a much later time.
    • the noblest spirit, once departed from the earth with the sun. One
    • of the sun's departure from the earth, and also the forms given
    • through the Christ himself. Earlier, man on earth was united with the
    • earth when man still had the fish-shape. The initiates of the first
    • appeared as the symbol of Christ, to remind men of the great cosmic
    • earth. Man had progressed to the fish-form when the sun split off, and
    • “mean” something to the early Christians. Such a symbol is
    • earth, is the time of shame and degeneracy in the evolution of
    • mankind. Had the moon not then departed from the earth, the race of
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    • the moment when the sun withdrew from the earth to the time when the
    • Therefore it is necessary that we be entirely clear about how
    • activities the human body first appeared and was built up. Remember
    • that this occurred in the remote past, that our earth as yet had
    • scarcely crystallized out of the water-earth, and that a great part of
    • what was described actually took place in the water-earth. Man at that
    • time was in a condition that we should bring clearly before our minds
    • so that we may form a clear conception of how things looked to human
    • etc., appeared as physical forms as early as the time when the sun had
    • shown indications of withdrawing from the earth. But we must always
    • It appeared only much later. While man was still in the water-earth,
    • and after the moon's exit from the earth, we find that man then had a
    • body replenishment for the wear and tear of the day, so that it feels
    • in the physical body became clearer. He became disaccustomed to the
    • more sharply by day, so that the objects around them appeared in ever
    • clearer outlines. We have already pointed out that, among the men who
    • that entered through the holy Rishis. In the earlier lectures we
    • He yearned to be out of this external world. He felt, “Unreal
    • by transforming the earth, by becoming beings capable of working upon
    • the earth. By thus vanquishing Ahriman, we make the earth into a
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    • we have heard in our lectures we know what happens to man between
    • although our earth is changeable, everything up yonder, beyond death,
    • mighty buildings. In earlier times things looked very different on
    • this side, on the physical side. The countenance of the earth has
    • science and we shall find, for example, how a few thousand years ago
    • quite different. The face of the earth is constantly changing, whence
    • there when they died a thousand years before Christ, is exactly the
    • this last epoch, the more he learned to love the physical world and
    • the physical world, he possessed in Devachan a comparatively clear
    • man can ascend to the spiritual worlds and learn what takes place
    • there. The initiate of that time was actually able to learn directly
    • statement of an initiate: “Better a beggar on earth than a king
    • the spiritual world. Now, however singular it may appear to those who
    • a man who has never heard anything of the Christ, who has never been
    • from the fate that all men would have had if Christ had not appeared.
    • If Christ had not appeared, the human essence would have been
    • appeared in the flesh the true religion, which was already in
    • Christ impulse. Christ was the figure that appeared at the lowest
    • We can see this clearly when we study the figure of Buddha, and we
    • must be quite clear as to what he was. What was Buddha, in reality?
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    • world which effectuate the appearance of these repetitions. Thus do
    • Christ appeared upon the earth and the Mystery of Golgotha took place.
    • today we shall consider the mighty event of the Christ's appearance on
    • our earth. We shall approach in a much deeper way the question, What
    • significance has the advent of the Christ on our earth? What
    • significance has the Christ's appearance for the dead souls, for the
    • From our studies of the earlier great epochs of earth evolution we can
    • what happened on the earth during and after the departure of the moon.
    • no organs of perception in his astral body. As the eyes and ears have
    • that the pupils had to learn what we today would call elementary
    • years of experience, that the astral body no longer loses the
    • through the appearance of Christ on earth. In the old initiations the
    • knew from direct experience what another person could learn only
    • could learn what was experienced in the spiritual world. There the
    • the moon had withdrawn from the earth; he saw how Horus issued from
    • death and a new birth. The Sphinx appeared to him as a real form; he
    • initiate. He even heard the question of the Sphinx with its enigmatic
    • completing their evolution in the earth-time. We have seen that a time
    • came when Wotan no longer walked on our earth. Such beings, however,
    • branched off still earlier, who completed their evolution on a higher
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    • studied the four post-Atlantean epochs up to the appearance of
    • clear through a simple sketch. In the Greco-Latin time man had
    • place in the cosmos and on earth in the remote past. One who, at that
    • We must point out that what we call the advent of the Christ on earth
    • conscious of his personality. Earlier, man still lived in the heights
    • earth. Man looked back into his primeval past and saw his origin. The
    • forebears. We have seen how man grew out of an original group-soul
    • you can still recall the events of your earliest childhood. Probably
    • will never understand what appears as an echo of this in the tales of
    • earlier. Therefore it was emphasized that I was giving indications
    • truth is at home everywhere. Antiquarian research belongs to scholars,
    • learn as we penetrate further. The mysteries of the ancient Egyptians
    • third period. These fruits appear in the inclinations and ideas of
    • person of the fifth period. He remembers what he saw and heard at that
    • without any spiritual bond. The spiritual relationships appear to him
    • ancient Egypt. This appears again in this soul in the fifth
    • such a spirit says, “But now, a year and a half after the first
    • “The ancient memory is knocking at my heart.” Wonderful
    • that he had learned much in many ways; least of all in the academies,
    • can be learned from the purely materialistic investigators. What is
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    • Lecture 5 ... The genesis of the trinity of sun, moon, and earth.
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • in which we can find our bearings only by summoning the findings of
    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • From what has been said we have learnt that the life of thought and
    • people. Do we not often hear it said: “Oh, ideas and thoughts
    • for the moral-aesthetic element, we bear within our souls
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • from the heart towards the head. Within the head these rays play
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • calm glow of light often extends as far as the heart. Two streams can
    • toward the heart; and if, on the other hand, we grasp the significance
    • investigation of recent years, undertaken by individuals among genuine
    • Just as in the region of the human heart the blood is continually
    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • in which we can find our bearings only by summoning the findings of
    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • From what has been said we have learnt that the life of thought and
    • people. Do we not often hear it said: “Oh, ideas and thoughts
    • for the moral-aesthetic element, we bear within our souls
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • from the heart towards the head. Within the head these rays play
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • calm glow of light often extends as far as the heart. Two streams can
    • toward the heart; and if, on the other hand, we grasp the significance
    • investigation of recent years, undertaken by individuals among genuine
    • Just as in the region of the human heart the blood is continually
    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
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    • earnest, especially during the last decades — since the last third of
    • of which I spoke here nearly two years ago, in relation to very
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • say that the purpose of the engine is to wear out the rails!
    • machine which has the task of wearing out the rails — he would of
    • wearing out of the rails belongs to the essence of the railway engine.
    • saying: The object of the railway engine is to wear out the rails. The
    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • received with the deepest, truest earnestness. If we would seek out
    • consequences which appear in any individual man to a greater or lesser
    • My dear friends, we receive an answer to this question when we try to
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • itself. You see, my dear friends, if one is obliged in our time to
    • You see, when we think of these things we come very near the central
    • destined to come in the near future, are like the signs of an
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • fellow-man as he must learn to see him in the course of this epoch,
    • Art. Much can be learned from the evolution of Art; I have often given
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    • earnest, especially during the last decades — since the last third of
    • of which I spoke here nearly two years ago, in relation to very
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • other creatures. But we can learn to know the phenomenon of death in
    • say that the purpose of the engine is to wear out the rails!
    • machine which has the task of wearing out the rails — he would of
    • wearing out of the rails belongs to the essence of the railway engine.
    • saying: The object of the railway engine is to wear out the rails. The
    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • received with the deepest, truest earnestness. If we would seek out
    • consequences which appear in any individual man to a greater or lesser
    • My dear friends, we receive an answer to this question when we try to
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • itself. You see, my dear friends, if one is obliged in our time to
    • You see, when we think of these things we come very near the central
    • destined to come in the near future, are like the signs of an
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • fellow-man as he must learn to see him in the course of this epoch,
    • Art. Much can be learned from the evolution of Art; I have often given
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    • Upon hearing this, some may ask, “If anthroposophy is to bring us a
    • strengthening of life, why do we have to acquire so much of what appears
    • earth? Why do we have to learn about things that took place long ago?
    • reluctant to learn and to acquire something in a spiritual way. This is an
    • anthroposophy meets us, even if only by appearance, as a teaching or as a
    • Let us take a specific question that does not concern scientific research, but
    • assume that a youngster has lived until his eighteenth year at the expense of
    • The young man must now learn something worthwhile and make an effort
    • by the necessity of events, he had to educate himself at an early age, he has
    • maturity — at least, to the limited degree than an eighteen year old can
    • man in the course of forty years. What was really brought together at that
    • us feel that even if the world appears to be filled with suffering, it is,
    • shame will disappear. It is a fact that our joy and happiness come to us in
    • silent acceptance of joy and happiness whenever they appear. We must
    • himself to bear pain with purpose and energy.
    • happened much earlier. The wiser man in us leads us to this person because
    • that we have learned in the school of life, that we have accumulated and
    • the period of early childhood in one of our previous incarnations. It is an
    • who were once our parents. It is unlikely that we meet in early childhood
    • life. This may appear as a strange fact, but this is the way it is. When we
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    • Upon hearing this, some may ask, “If anthroposophy is to bring us a
    • strengthening of life, why do we have to acquire so much of what appears
    • earth? Why do we have to learn about things that took place long ago?
    • reluctant to learn and to acquire something in a spiritual way. This is an
    • anthroposophy meets us, even if only by appearance, as a teaching or as a
    • Let us take a specific question that does not concern scientific research, but
    • assume that a youngster has lived until his eighteenth year at the expense of
    • The young man must now learn something worthwhile and make an effort
    • by the necessity of events, he had to educate himself at an early age, he has
    • maturity — at least, to the limited degree than an eighteen year old can
    • man in the course of forty years. What was really brought together at that
    • us feel that even if the world appears to be filled with suffering, it is,
    • shame will disappear. It is a fact that our joy and happiness come to us in
    • silent acceptance of joy and happiness whenever they appear. We must
    • himself to bear pain with purpose and energy.
    • happened much earlier. The wiser man in us leads us to this person because
    • that we have learned in the school of life, that we have accumulated and
    • the period of early childhood in one of our previous incarnations. It is an
    • who were once our parents. It is unlikely that we meet in early childhood
    • life. This may appear as a strange fact, but this is the way it is. When we
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • We can search through the entire evolution of the world without finding a
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • act was preceded by three preparatory steps. Three times earlier
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, quite a different state would have existed as early
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • We can search through the entire evolution of the world without finding a
    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • act was preceded by three preparatory steps. Three times earlier
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • The human being will gradually learn to develop this deep, significant
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, quite a different state would have existed as early
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    • earth lives, and the echoing-on into a man's later earth-life of causes going
    • back to a previous life of his on earth. This is what we call the law of
    • words and immediately the sensitive judgment of man's heart will respond
    • happenings in the outer world. This verdict sounds as clearly as any other
    • by any theoretical answer; it clearly shows that something more than any
    • connection with this problem. He had heard this story related in Venice —
    • father heard that all his property had been lost at sea. The shock brought on
    • with the misfortune of becoming an orphan on the first day of her earthly
    • lasted some time, and when the poor girl, who had been earning her living
    • behold, she was lying in a position that clearly showed she had been buried
    • they never actually did happen. But the story illustrates very clearly the
    • Nature at work near it, to develop one-sidedly and is prevented from
    • we might say in a certain sense: We see quite clearly that the beings we
    • good fortune as a general idea disappears. Yet again, if we look at what a
    • For life appears as a noteworthy contradiction to the commonly accepted
    • earth-life by another — must not be accepted in the sense of a merely
    • — Such a man who seriously believes in karma and repeated earth-lives
    • success, I shall learn by it to enhance my powers; I shall sow seeds in the
    • learn from it. — No other answer can be given by one to whom fortune has
    • as a beginning — a beginning from which he will learn and which will cast
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    • earth lives, and the echoing-on into a man's later earth-life of causes going
    • back to a previous life of his on earth. This is what we call the law of
    • words and immediately the sensitive judgment of man's heart will respond
    • happenings in the outer world. This verdict sounds as clearly as any other
    • by any theoretical answer; it clearly shows that something more than any
    • connection with this problem. He had heard this story related in Venice —
    • father heard that all his property had been lost at sea. The shock brought on
    • with the misfortune of becoming an orphan on the first day of her earthly
    • lasted some time, and when the poor girl, who had been earning her living
    • behold, she was lying in a position that clearly showed she had been buried
    • they never actually did happen. But the story illustrates very clearly the
    • Nature at work near it, to develop one-sidedly and is prevented from
    • we might say in a certain sense: We see quite clearly that the beings we
    • good fortune as a general idea disappears. Yet again, if we look at what a
    • For life appears as a noteworthy contradiction to the commonly accepted
    • earth-life by another — must not be accepted in the sense of a merely
    • — Such a man who seriously believes in karma and repeated earth-lives
    • success, I shall learn by it to enhance my powers; I shall sow seeds in the
    • learn from it. — No other answer can be given by one to whom fortune has
    • as a beginning — a beginning from which he will learn and which will cast
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • and appears in the original German in
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • him. Language itself he will of course learn by imitation, but that
    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • and in its lower portion something that appears more or less as an
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • Then it gathers itself together, and there, clearly suspended within
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • and appears in the original German in
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • him. Language itself he will of course learn by imitation, but that
    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • and in its lower portion something that appears more or less as an
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • remain right on into the seventh year — that is, until the change of
    • still quite recognizable. But with the seventh year — with the change
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • Then it gathers itself together, and there, clearly suspended within
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Dornach near Basle,  
    • in this same place in January of the present year. Then as now, it was
    • requirements of earlier times. New discoveries have been made relating to
    • quite different from those of earlier times, inasmuch as they are based upon
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • expressing something which unprejudiced observation of scientific research
    • can discern very clearly, and concerning which, deception is only possible
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • in the undivided state. Empiricism often leads us astray in our search
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • pamphlet form bearing the title “The Mission of Spiritual Science and its
    • comparison, that the musical ear has to the perception which is focused
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Dornach near Basle,  
    • in this same place in January of the present year. Then as now, it was
    • requirements of earlier times. New discoveries have been made relating to
    • quite different from those of earlier times, inasmuch as they are based upon
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • expressing something which unprejudiced observation of scientific research
    • can discern very clearly, and concerning which, deception is only possible
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • in the undivided state. Empiricism often leads us astray in our search
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • pamphlet form bearing the title “The Mission of Spiritual Science and its
    • comparison, that the musical ear has to the perception which is focused
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • resultingly, certain definite qualities will appear in their
    • has been the common experience of all who have earnestly subjected
    • truths for you.” It appears as if this is to be achieved by a form of
    • given up because he did not succeed in a week, a month, a year or a
    • and small matters. The clearer the issues that a person perceives
    • the first step in the direction of higher learning, a person must free
    • In pondering the demands everyday life makes it becomes clear that it
    • person must be able to tear himself away from all sense impressions,
    • from what flows into him through his eyes, ears and his sense of touch.
    • thousands of years ago and will be true thousands of years hence. They
    • it completely. One must learn to love such sentences. If a person
    • and years until finally such powers of soul awaken in us. Then at last
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
    • all but that he learns to love it more and more. Thus he performs a
    • the great Spirits. He has learned to survey the whole panoramic
    • audible that he had never heard before. The world will radiate in a
    • hears come to him from the spirit realm. It is characteristic of the
    • spirit world that one “hears” it.
    • one's own initiative by hearing or reading special rules in
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • resultingly, certain definite qualities will appear in their
    • has been the common experience of all who have earnestly subjected
    • truths for you.” It appears as if this is to be achieved by a form of
    • given up because he did not succeed in a week, a month, a year or a
    • and small matters. The clearer the issues that a person perceives
    • the first step in the direction of higher learning, a person must free
    • In pondering the demands everyday life makes it becomes clear that it
    • person must be able to tear himself away from all sense impressions,
    • from what flows into him through his eyes, ears and his sense of touch.
    • thousands of years ago and will be true thousands of years hence. They
    • it completely. One must learn to love such sentences. If a person
    • and years until finally such powers of soul awaken in us. Then at last
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
    • all but that he learns to love it more and more. Thus he performs a
    • the great Spirits. He has learned to survey the whole panoramic
    • audible that he had never heard before. The world will radiate in a
    • hears come to him from the spirit realm. It is characteristic of the
    • spirit world that one “hears” it.
    • one's own initiative by hearing or reading special rules in
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    • being, two beings can be clearly distinguished. You will recall that
    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • enhances the breakdown processes and inwardly there appears that
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • gastric manifestations arise that appear after the ingestion of
    • and buzzing in the ears arise, because at first the breakdown
    • strengthened upbuilding processes. But when such symptoms appear they
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    • being, two beings can be clearly distinguished. You will recall that
    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • invisible forces. These forces can be clearly designated, however, if
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • enhances the breakdown processes and inwardly there appears that
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • gastric manifestations arise that appear after the ingestion of
    • and buzzing in the ears arise, because at first the breakdown
    • strengthened upbuilding processes. But when such symptoms appear they
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    • unknown. It appears in the German in Wie und wo Findet man den Geist?.
    • has repeatedly pointed out how a man who draws near the secrets
    • of nature yearns for the worthiest exponent of her secrets, namely,
    • the spiritual eyes and ears are opened to a world lying behind the
    • and will, then his spiritual eyes and ears actually become open and
    • outline from which we take our bearings, in the spiritual world we
    • earthly and physical, the realm containing, so to say, the divine
    • earthly but a heavenly home. It was thought that the ennobled,
    • to the most perfect physical being wandering on the face of the earth,
    • at the inner nature of man, learning to know his spiritual and soul
    • Father-spirit living and weaving throughout the universe, bearing the
    • searching finally discovering him in Asia. She brings him back to
    • was King of living men on earth. From that other world a ray pierces
    • impregnation from the world beyond, is ruler of the earthly world of
    • that this legend is supposed to represent the yearly course of the sun
    • round the earth. The learned ones of the earth in council have created
    • the legend that Osiris is the sun, whose disappearance signifies his
    • appears to us only as final emblem and symbol of the earlier form of
    • happening on earth today but out of the cosmos itself, just as in
    • certain Egyptian representations we have another figure, an Isis, bearing
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    • unknown. It appears in the German in Wie und wo Findet man den Geist?.
    • has repeatedly pointed out how a man who draws near the secrets
    • of nature yearns for the worthiest exponent of her secrets, namely,
    • the spiritual eyes and ears are opened to a world lying behind the
    • and will, then his spiritual eyes and ears actually become open and
    • outline from which we take our bearings, in the spiritual world we
    • earthly and physical, the realm containing, so to say, the divine
    • earthly but a heavenly home. It was thought that the ennobled,
    • to the most perfect physical being wandering on the face of the earth,
    • at the inner nature of man, learning to know his spiritual and soul
    • Father-spirit living and weaving throughout the universe, bearing the
    • searching finally discovering him in Asia. She brings him back to
    • was King of living men on earth. From that other world a ray pierces
    • impregnation from the world beyond, is ruler of the earthly world of
    • that this legend is supposed to represent the yearly course of the sun
    • round the earth. The learned ones of the earth in council have created
    • the legend that Osiris is the sun, whose disappearance signifies his
    • appears to us only as final emblem and symbol of the earlier form of
    • happening on earth today but out of the cosmos itself, just as in
    • certain Egyptian representations we have another figure, an Isis, bearing
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    • Here I can only indicate what in earlier lectures and in such books as
    • What the spiritual investigator thereby learns of Christ Jesus calls
    • years ago, was not chosen without due reflection. It was selected to
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • capacities from incapacities, all bear witness to the sculpting power
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • years we arrange our lives in accordance with the spiritual forces we
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • period of human life lying beyond the thirtieth to thirty-fifth years.
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
    • especially bears out this fact. Modern pedagogy differs markedly from
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • of man that lies between the thirtieth and thirty-fifth years.
    • years in the life of an individual man. The individual man may use a
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
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    • Here I can only indicate what in earlier lectures and in such books as
    • What the spiritual investigator thereby learns of Christ Jesus calls
    • years ago, was not chosen without due reflection. It was selected to
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • capacities from incapacities, all bear witness to the sculpting power
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • years we arrange our lives in accordance with the spiritual forces we
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • period of human life lying beyond the thirtieth to thirty-fifth years.
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
    • especially bears out this fact. Modern pedagogy differs markedly from
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • of man that lies between the thirtieth and thirty-fifth years.
    • years in the life of an individual man. The individual man may use a
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
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  • Title: Lecture: The Lord's Prayer
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    • — and letting such a formula really live in the heart and experience,
    • no means have been considered such in early Christian times, least of all
    • The goal of both prayer and meditation is thus clearly the soul's union
    • epoch of the earth. Tracing man backward from the present epoch
    • being on earth was not yet a physical human being in our sense of the
    • though all the people living on earth had been building bodies capable of
    • principles of the Divinity nearest to man. An enumeration of man's
    • earth incarnations, or, we may say, at the end of our present planetary
    • make this sacrifice, it would be clear that you would no longer be here
    • So an observer, looking at the world in the sense of spiritual research,
    • appears in the kingdom, and the separate entities are distinguished from
    • at another time within us. In the course of seven years, as we have
    • you ten years ago. We are perpetually renewing the substances of our
    • represents and bears within it the more lasting qualities of soul.
    • eight-year-old child and what you now know and have experienced, as I
    • have also reminded you on other occasions. You have learned so much,
    • passionately inclined as a child, you are probably still so in later years.
    • The astral body is their bearer. The astral body is thus seen to bear more
    • the Godhead and entered an earthly body for the first time. It was taken
    • up by the earthly body like a drop of water by a sponge.
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    • — and letting such a formula really live in the heart and experience,
    • no means have been considered such in early Christian times, least of all
    • The goal of both prayer and meditation is thus clearly the soul's union
    • epoch of the earth. Tracing man backward from the present epoch
    • being on earth was not yet a physical human being in our sense of the
    • though all the people living on earth had been building bodies capable of
    • principles of the Divinity nearest to man. An enumeration of man's
    • earth incarnations, or, we may say, at the end of our present planetary
    • make this sacrifice, it would be clear that you would no longer be here
    • So an observer, looking at the world in the sense of spiritual research,
    • appears in the kingdom, and the separate entities are distinguished from
    • at another time within us. In the course of seven years, as we have
    • you ten years ago. We are perpetually renewing the substances of our
    • represents and bears within it the more lasting qualities of soul.
    • eight-year-old child and what you now know and have experienced, as I
    • have also reminded you on other occasions. You have learned so much,
    • passionately inclined as a child, you are probably still so in later years.
    • The astral body is their bearer. The astral body is thus seen to bear more
    • the Godhead and entered an earthly body for the first time. It was taken
    • up by the earthly body like a drop of water by a sponge.
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  • Title: Lecture: Love and Its Meaning in the World
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    • the year 1912.
    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • sun of the world. Interest in the earth's evolution is the necessary
    • must learn to understand the Christ Impulse, the thought may well
    • 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?
    • heard the name of Christ? Is it necessary to have some theoretical
    • The human being comes into the world and lives through early childhood
    • in a half-sleeping state. He has gradually to learn to feel himself as
    • an “I”, to find his bearings as an “I”, and his life of
    • in significance the nearer we approach death; but at the same time
    • increases in the measure in which we draw near to death; it increases
    • growth through the year, the seed remains. So it is with the wisdom
    • way a man has already spent what he is now earning through his work.
    • To disseminate love over the earth in the greatest measure possible,
    • to promote love on the earth — that and that alone is wisdom.
    • What do we learn from Spiritual Science? We learn facts concerning the
    • evolution of the earth, we hear of the Spirit of the earth, of the
    • earth's surface and its changing conditions, of the development of the
    • human body and so forth; we learn to understand the nature of the
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    • the year 1912.
    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • sun of the world. Interest in the earth's evolution is the necessary
    • must learn to understand the Christ Impulse, the thought may well
    • 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?
    • heard the name of Christ? Is it necessary to have some theoretical
    • The human being comes into the world and lives through early childhood
    • in a half-sleeping state. He has gradually to learn to feel himself as
    • an “I”, to find his bearings as an “I”, and his life of
    • in significance the nearer we approach death; but at the same time
    • increases in the measure in which we draw near to death; it increases
    • growth through the year, the seed remains. So it is with the wisdom
    • way a man has already spent what he is now earning through his work.
    • To disseminate love over the earth in the greatest measure possible,
    • to promote love on the earth — that and that alone is wisdom.
    • What do we learn from Spiritual Science? We learn facts concerning the
    • evolution of the earth, we hear of the Spirit of the earth, of the
    • earth's surface and its changing conditions, of the development of the
    • human body and so forth; we learn to understand the nature of the
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • My Dear Friends,
    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • retain the good effects of those early periods of sleep all through
    • asleep appear as darkness in the midst of life. And in reality it is to
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
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    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • My Dear Friends,
    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • Man, in accomplishing his work from day to day and from year to year, works
    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • retain the good effects of those early periods of sleep all through
    • asleep appear as darkness in the midst of life. And in reality it is to
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
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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
    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nathan child, only appear to be more complicated. In the Nathan Jesus boy
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • possess," is what they hear. The physical body is represented by the
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • eternal being during the first three years of childhood. I have tried to
    • men felt this close connection between what appears in childhood and the
    • and others, but they lived much earlier and it is not
    • year with the divine impulse of the Christ.
    • received the ego of Zarathustra in his twelfth year and the Christ in his
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • Nathan child, only appear to be more complicated. In the Nathan Jesus boy
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • possess," is what they hear. The physical body is represented by the
    • soul in its claws to carry off, and every angel bears away a soul under its
    • eternal being during the first three years of childhood. I have tried to
    • men felt this close connection between what appears in childhood and the
    • and others, but they lived much earlier and it is not
    • year with the divine impulse of the Christ.
    • received the ego of Zarathustra in his twelfth year and the Christ in his
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
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    • given each year at the Architect's House in Berlin from 1904 to 1918.
    • hear what strange conclusions commentators on Goethe are capable of
    • in a half-learned, half-childlike way, it was the fashion to allude to
    • but the product of learned red tape; for this kind of red-tape exists
    • greater clearness.
    • Very much more may be learned by thoroughly examining the foundations
    • soul, a smile tells of inward joy, a tear betrays a suffering soul.
    • however, who has overcome the pain and suffering and bears their
    • It is interesting to note that the more materialistic modern research
    • point, the ancient wisdom will reappear in the science of modern
    • more comprehensive bearings. This problem is that of colonization,
    • blood is therefore a true double ever bearing him company, from which
    • of blood-vessels, appears very late in the development of the embryo,
    • has repeated in itself all the earlier stages of human growth, thus
    • such repetition may serve to render these laws more and more clear to
    • the former, by hearing them thus applied to new and special cases. To
    • theosophical truths. If these truths should in the ears of many sound
    • Now, such a standpoint is not taken by theosophical research. This has
    • particular things that may be brought near to them, yet such a
    • path lies clear for the coming of the Spirit into the human soul.
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    • given each year at the Architect's House in Berlin from 1904 to 1918.
    • hear what strange conclusions commentators on Goethe are capable of
    • in a half-learned, half-childlike way, it was the fashion to allude to
    • but the product of learned red tape; for this kind of red-tape exists
    • greater clearness.
    • Very much more may be learned by thoroughly examining the foundations
    • soul, a smile tells of inward joy, a tear betrays a suffering soul.
    • however, who has overcome the pain and suffering and bears their
    • It is interesting to note that the more materialistic modern research
    • point, the ancient wisdom will reappear in the science of modern
    • more comprehensive bearings. This problem is that of colonization,
    • blood is therefore a true double ever bearing him company, from which
    • of blood-vessels, appears very late in the development of the embryo,
    • has repeated in itself all the earlier stages of human growth, thus
    • such repetition may serve to render these laws more and more clear to
    • the former, by hearing them thus applied to new and special cases. To
    • theosophical truths. If these truths should in the ears of many sound
    • Now, such a standpoint is not taken by theosophical research. This has
    • particular things that may be brought near to them, yet such a
    • path lies clear for the coming of the Spirit into the human soul.
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    • Let us be clear as to one
    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • this will not appear in a very marked way upon his physiognomy.
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • heredity: we resemble our parents, our ancestors and bear the
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • These are earnest thoughts,
    • tremendously earnest thoughts. A good way of transforming the dreams of
    • conviction! Let us bear in mind the fact that if our etheric body is to
    • body, its strength should be evident through the fact that we learn to
    • very earnest and real. This will be the attitude which will be able to
    • the moment when the etheric shape of Christ shall appear to us, and so
    • that we may take this up with due earnestness and in the right
    • which will load such a fearful fate upon mankind.
    • attitude will disappear, it will disappear completely! Another attitude
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
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    • Let us be clear as to one
    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • this will not appear in a very marked way upon his physiognomy.
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • constitution is like, for his outward appearance shall reveal it. In
    • heredity: we resemble our parents, our ancestors and bear the
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • These are earnest thoughts,
    • tremendously earnest thoughts. A good way of transforming the dreams of
    • conviction! Let us bear in mind the fact that if our etheric body is to
    • body, its strength should be evident through the fact that we learn to
    • very earnest and real. This will be the attitude which will be able to
    • the moment when the etheric shape of Christ shall appear to us, and so
    • that we may take this up with due earnestness and in the right
    • which will load such a fearful fate upon mankind.
    • attitude will disappear, it will disappear completely! Another attitude
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • improvement in the near future. The prospects of change are by no means
    • today. There are whole branches of learning that are taught in such a way
    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • just had to learn!
    • worse than to feel remote in your heart from the things you have to do
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • clear picture in my mind of all the surroundings. Having done this, I will
    • gradually disappears.”
    • bearer of memory. But now assume you have advised someone to do this
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • Here is another example that may also appear trivial on the surface. You
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • example, which are usually learned in chronological sequence, can be
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • life. Nevertheless, it is still a good exercise to practice in later years.
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • been neglected in our earlier education.
    • the child, especially during the first seven years, and it will soon become
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    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • improvement in the near future. The prospects of change are by no means
    • today. There are whole branches of learning that are taught in such a way
    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • just had to learn!
    • worse than to feel remote in your heart from the things you have to do
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • clear picture in my mind of all the surroundings. Having done this, I will
    • gradually disappears.”
    • bearer of memory. But now assume you have advised someone to do this
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • Here is another example that may also appear trivial on the surface. You
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • example, which are usually learned in chronological sequence, can be
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • life. Nevertheless, it is still a good exercise to practice in later years.
    • a clear picture of his movements and gestures. Few people actually know
    • been neglected in our earlier education.
    • the child, especially during the first seven years, and it will soon become
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • come to a more or less clear awareness of how uncertain, how vacillating
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • always permeated by nature processes. A substance only appears outwardly
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • thirty years. It is thought that one only needs to look into the spiritual
    • years ago. I was only able to speak about it a few years ago after
    • organism in such a way that it appears to you in its three-foldness, then
    • clearly if we subject it to a certain physical-chemical process. Then the
    • antimony mirror, wherever it deposits, appears like ice-flowers in the
    • plastically rounding force, and the other force which works linearly right
    • becomes clear through a more exacting study of the matter — with
    • organism, but that is not the case. One must be clear about how these
    • and treatment. This will become transparently clear if anthroposophical
    • chemical-pharmaceutical laboratories in Arlesheim, near Dornach, as
    • who has a heartfelt interest in the health of his fellow man.
    • the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh years of life, then he does not have
    • are applied specifically in support of those forces which earlier I have
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    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • come to a more or less clear awareness of how uncertain, how vacillating
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • always permeated by nature processes. A substance only appears outwardly
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • thirty years. It is thought that one only needs to look into the spiritual
    • years ago. I was only able to speak about it a few years ago after
    • organism in such a way that it appears to you in its three-foldness, then
    • clearly if we subject it to a certain physical-chemical process. Then the
    • antimony mirror, wherever it deposits, appears like ice-flowers in the
    • plastically rounding force, and the other force which works linearly right
    • becomes clear through a more exacting study of the matter — with
    • organism, but that is not the case. One must be clear about how these
    • and treatment. This will become transparently clear if anthroposophical
    • chemical-pharmaceutical laboratories in Arlesheim, near Dornach, as
    • who has a heartfelt interest in the health of his fellow man.
    • the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh years of life, then he does not have
    • are applied specifically in support of those forces which earlier I have
  • Title: Lecture: Practical Training In Thought
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    • innumerable editions. It contains clear directions for improving memory,
    • Almost sixty years have passed since Rudolf Steiner gave this lecture to a
    • when it was given and must appear old-fashioned today, just as much of
    • what takes place in our contemporary world will be dated sixty years
    • they were originally presented sixty years ago.
    • mail a letter. In order to dispatch a letter one had to go to the nearest
    • today is hardly sixty years old, and our present postage stamp that makes
    • clearly distinguish between genuine thinking and so-called “practical
    • with a small amount of steam power and by simply rearranging the machinery,
    • although his plan undoubtedly appeared to be cleverly thought out, it was
    • and learn to understand them through thinking, then these things
    • must be kept clearly in mind that the wheels have not united and fitted
    • day. We do not go any further but clearly picture his act and try to form
    • many things will become clear to him.
    • of something that occurred two years ago during a walk. I will
    • be clear. The following exercise must be systematically practiced, saying
    • it was forgotten whether or not someone was wearing a brown or a black
    • man may have fallen as a consequence of heart failure. To the observer
    • Still another example will show you clearly how such errors in thinking
    • man on earth, and that besides himself there are only those apes present that,
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    • innumerable editions. It contains clear directions for improving memory,
    • Almost sixty years have passed since Rudolf Steiner gave this lecture to a
    • when it was given and must appear old-fashioned today, just as much of
    • what takes place in our contemporary world will be dated sixty years
    • they were originally presented sixty years ago.
    • mail a letter. In order to dispatch a letter one had to go to the nearest
    • today is hardly sixty years old, and our present postage stamp that makes
    • clearly distinguish between genuine thinking and so-called “practical
    • with a small amount of steam power and by simply rearranging the machinery,
    • although his plan undoubtedly appeared to be cleverly thought out, it was
    • and learn to understand them through thinking, then these things
    • must be kept clearly in mind that the wheels have not united and fitted
    • day. We do not go any further but clearly picture his act and try to form
    • many things will become clear to him.
    • of something that occurred two years ago during a walk. I will
    • be clear. The following exercise must be systematically practiced, saying
    • it was forgotten whether or not someone was wearing a brown or a black
    • man may have fallen as a consequence of heart failure. To the observer
    • Still another example will show you clearly how such errors in thinking
    • man on earth, and that besides himself there are only those apes present that,
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
    • recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery:
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • House of David, was a very special Being. In the twelfth year of the
    • thirtieth year the Nathan child with the Ego of Zarathustra made
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery into the hearts and souls of men.
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • glimmerings of a feeling for Christ. Nor during the first few years
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • The child learns to walk; that is to say, he learns to raise himself
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
    • recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery:
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • House of David, was a very special Being. In the twelfth year of the
    • thirtieth year the Nathan child with the Ego of Zarathustra made
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery into the hearts and souls of men.
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • glimmerings of a feeling for Christ. Nor during the first few years
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • The child learns to walk; that is to say, he learns to raise himself
    • 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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    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • Earth
    • world. But each epoch must at the same time prepare, bear within it in
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • retained in the forces of old age, but in his later years the human
    • heard, elements that in reality have in them the right kernel, namely,
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
    • word) — if God were to appear, should we be able immediately to
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • And neighbor trunks with crushing weight bear down,
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    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • Earth
    • world. But each epoch must at the same time prepare, bear within it in
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • lectures given in past years, we know that Eastern Europe is inhabited
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • retained in the forces of old age, but in his later years the human
    • heard, elements that in reality have in them the right kernel, namely,
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
    • word) — if God were to appear, should we be able immediately to
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • And neighbor trunks with crushing weight bear down,
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • to eat meat than to abstain and yet yearn for it, we are told
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • its feet. On the other hand, the opposite can perhaps also be heard
    • widely discussed from other angles, it might be interesting to hear
    • Bearing this in mind, we can raise the question
    • certain justification after all. We must continually bear in mind
    • substances, and consequently search for the best method to satisfy
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
    • made. We have often heard that the physical body is sustained by
    • relationship by bearing in mind the influence of light on plants.
    • individual man represents a species. Men appear to be the spiritual
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • Tea, which tears thoughts asunder, is the opposite. This is why tea
    • moved by the earnestness of life to develop certain psychic healing
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    • to eat meat than to abstain and yet yearn for it, we are told
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • its feet. On the other hand, the opposite can perhaps also be heard
    • widely discussed from other angles, it might be interesting to hear
    • Bearing this in mind, we can raise the question
    • certain justification after all. We must continually bear in mind
    • substances, and consequently search for the best method to satisfy
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
    • made. We have often heard that the physical body is sustained by
    • relationship by bearing in mind the influence of light on plants.
    • individual man represents a species. Men appear to be the spiritual
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • Tea, which tears thoughts asunder, is the opposite. This is why tea
    • moved by the earnestness of life to develop certain psychic healing
  • Title: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • follow it through the thousands of years that preceded the Mystery of
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • Christ Jesus to that being whose outer reflection appears in the sun. The
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • congruence between what appears in Christianity and the old pagan mysteries.
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • body away. Isis, the spouse of Osiris, sets out on her search and finds him
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • follow it through the thousands of years that preceded the Mystery of
    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • which we have been concerned for many years — namely, the relationship of
    • Christ Jesus to that being whose outer reflection appears in the sun. The
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • congruence between what appears in Christianity and the old pagan mysteries.
    • search for the dead Osiris. We know that Osiris, the representative of the
    • body away. Isis, the spouse of Osiris, sets out on her search and finds him
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
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  • Title: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • My dear Friends,
    • Suppose that we observe an animal during the course of a year. We will find
    • according to the time of year it will form a chrysalis (pupate), at another
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • short space of time — a year. Then the cycle repeats itself.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • earlier peoples. Their pictorial consciousness gradually diminished during
    • during the course of a year. Now in ancient times people still
    • the month of September takes its place in the course of the year, so does
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • My dear Friends,
    • Suppose that we observe an animal during the course of a year. We will find
    • according to the time of year it will form a chrysalis (pupate), at another
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • are revealed most clearly, we find that its experience spans a comparatively
    • short space of time — a year. Then the cycle repeats itself.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • earlier peoples. Their pictorial consciousness gradually diminished during
    • during the course of a year. Now in ancient times people still
    • the month of September takes its place in the course of the year, so does
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
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  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of Spiritual Research For Moral Action
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    • in a subsequent life the results of what he has learned in a given life as
    • otherwise have done. He therefore refrains from the action for fear of karma.
    • develop moral action not out of sympathy and compassion but out of fear
    • really justified. We must reach very deeply into occult research if we
    • something that may earn him a punishment. It is rather the case that
    • will become increasingly clear for all people as theosophy enters their
    • and the finger cannot. We are in the same situation on earth as is 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
    • perceives of the earth is the same as the skeleton in man. The rest of what
    • belongs to the earth is of a super-sensible nature. The earth is a real
    • earth. We definitely belong to this earth organism. We form a part of the
    • whole living being that is the earth, and only then do we view ourselves
    • only complete when we think our way into the ‘body’ of the earth,
    • as we do not acknowledge the spiritual members of this earth organism.”
    • applicable to the earth organism we can say that what occultism
    • maintains is true: When something immoral is done anywhere on earth it
    • amounts to the same thing for the whole earth organism as a little
    • So that if a theft is committed on the earth the result is that the entire
    • earth develops a kind of fever. This is not meant merely in a metaphorical
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    • in a subsequent life the results of what he has learned in a given life as
    • otherwise have done. He therefore refrains from the action for fear of karma.
    • develop moral action not out of sympathy and compassion but out of fear
    • really justified. We must reach very deeply into occult research if we
    • something that may earn him a punishment. It is rather the case that
    • will become increasingly clear for all people as theosophy enters their
    • and the finger cannot. We are in the same situation on earth as is 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
    • perceives of the earth is the same as the skeleton in man. The rest of what
    • belongs to the earth is of a super-sensible nature. The earth is a real
    • earth. We definitely belong to this earth organism. We form a part of the
    • whole living being that is the earth, and only then do we view ourselves
    • only complete when we think our way into the ‘body’ of the earth,
    • as we do not acknowledge the spiritual members of this earth organism.”
    • applicable to the earth organism we can say that what occultism
    • maintains is true: When something immoral is done anywhere on earth it
    • amounts to the same thing for the whole earth organism as a little
    • So that if a theft is committed on the earth the result is that the entire
    • earth develops a kind of fever. This is not meant merely in a metaphorical
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • puberty, and from puberty till about the twenty-first year. If you do not
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • 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
    • year and go to sleep at puberty in the depths of the body, are drawn forth
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • man's nature as it appears in ordinary life. Only there it is not so obvious.
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
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    • Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works it appears as the second lecture
    • puberty, and from puberty till about the twenty-first year. If you do not
    • seven-year stages. The pushing through of our permanent teeth, as I have
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • 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
    • year and go to sleep at puberty in the depths of the body, are drawn forth
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • man's nature as it appears in ordinary life. Only there it is not so obvious.
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • of life, that is, up till the seventh year, the fourteenth year and the
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
    • The times themselves speak clearly enough, demanding that we should
    • Spiritual Science. Not only do outward circumstances speak clearly,
    • average about 2000 years. Therefore much remains to be done in this
    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • But he who has earnestly studied our anthroposophically oriented
    • characteristics, we must clearly see the common elements in the
    • One sees this phenomenon most clearly when one thinks of the direct
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • In earlier periods there were tribes and classes. Our age strives
    • Just as no man can claim to do arithmetic if he has never learned his
    • reforms and the like when he has never learned those things which we
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the human being really must continue to learn throughout his whole
    • developed up to their 20th or 25th year, that then one only has to
    • It almost sounds paradoxical to say today that no clear conception of
    • nearest to hand, thereby enhancing our self-love, but to feel it our
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • It appeared in the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL REVIEW in two sections, in Vol. I,
    • The times themselves speak clearly enough, demanding that we should
    • Spiritual Science. Not only do outward circumstances speak clearly,
    • average about 2000 years. Therefore much remains to be done in this
    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • meets man today and which is clearly indicated even in the worldly
    • to mention the appearance of the so-called Social Question.
    • But he who has earnestly studied our anthroposophically oriented
    • characteristics, we must clearly see the common elements in the
    • One sees this phenomenon most clearly when one thinks of the direct
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • In earlier periods there were tribes and classes. Our age strives
    • Just as no man can claim to do arithmetic if he has never learned his
    • reforms and the like when he has never learned those things which we
    • social demands, often appear to those who know, as individuals who
    • the human being really must continue to learn throughout his whole
    • developed up to their 20th or 25th year, that then one only has to
    • It almost sounds paradoxical to say today that no clear conception of
    • nearest to hand, thereby enhancing our self-love, but to feel it our
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  • Title: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Company. Translated by Dorothy Osmond. This lecture appeared in
    • Epoch. I tried to show how, from about the year 1200 A.D. onwards,
    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • clear about them — as to what must come into being as a new social
    • out-and-out phrasemonger as Wildenbruch! In the course of years I have
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • townsfolk, which has its start about the year 1200 and lasts right on
    • as one learns to apprehend it through anthroposophical spiritual
    • wander through the chapters like a ghost from the year 1749 to the
    • year 1832. What is described is a spectral Goethe — not what Goethe
    • through a man's own soul. But men who are impelled to live earnestly
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • souls of men in Middle Europe earlier than that of Greece, namely the
    • it will be clear that this mediaeval history is really the story of
    • and then it will be clear that we have arrived at the point of time
    • The year 1200 is the time of Walter von der Vogelweide, the time when
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
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    • Company. Translated by Dorothy Osmond. This lecture appeared in
    • Epoch. I tried to show how, from about the year 1200 A.D. onwards,
    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • clear about them — as to what must come into being as a new social
    • out-and-out phrasemonger as Wildenbruch! In the course of years I have
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • townsfolk, which has its start about the year 1200 and lasts right on
    • as one learns to apprehend it through anthroposophical spiritual
    • wander through the chapters like a ghost from the year 1749 to the
    • year 1832. What is described is a spectral Goethe — not what Goethe
    • through a man's own soul. But men who are impelled to live earnestly
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • souls of men in Middle Europe earlier than that of Greece, namely the
    • it will be clear that this mediaeval history is really the story of
    • and then it will be clear that we have arrived at the point of time
    • The year 1200 is the time of Walter von der Vogelweide, the time when
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
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  • Title: Lecture: The Structure of the Lord's Prayer
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    • been available for some years on the same subject but with a different
    • title, given by Rudolf Steiner in Berlin a few weeks earlier.
    • clear that there are religions which, for example, prescribe for their
    • has indicated in the clearest possible way what attitude of mind the
    • So long as this spirit of humility prevails it is clear that it is
    • spiritual investigation has practiced over thousands of years. Let us
    • The third member is the astral body, the bearer of joy and sorrow, of
    • back to their forebears who dwelt in Atlantis, the continent which now
    • But even this civilization is not the oldest on earth. We can look
    • back to still earlier times when man inhabited a continent that was
    • earth in the course of human evolution. Now at this time the lower
    • cannot preserve its identity if detached from the Earth. Thus man only
    • of the Earth. It is only through the metabolic processes that his
    • is not only the bearer of growth and propagation and of biological
    • look back to the time when you were only eight years old. Think of all
    • that you have learnt since that time, of the vast store of concepts,
    • All that we experience, all that we learn from experience can be
    • explained by the fact that the astral body is the bearer of the former,
    • whilst the etheric body is the bearer of the latter. A change in your
    • habits implies a change in your etheric body. The lessons learned from
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    • been available for some years on the same subject but with a different
    • title, given by Rudolf Steiner in Berlin a few weeks earlier.
    • clear that there are religions which, for example, prescribe for their
    • has indicated in the clearest possible way what attitude of mind the
    • So long as this spirit of humility prevails it is clear that it is
    • spiritual investigation has practiced over thousands of years. Let us
    • The third member is the astral body, the bearer of joy and sorrow, of
    • back to their forebears who dwelt in Atlantis, the continent which now
    • But even this civilization is not the oldest on earth. We can look
    • back to still earlier times when man inhabited a continent that was
    • earth in the course of human evolution. Now at this time the lower
    • cannot preserve its identity if detached from the Earth. Thus man only
    • of the Earth. It is only through the metabolic processes that his
    • is not only the bearer of growth and propagation and of biological
    • look back to the time when you were only eight years old. Think of all
    • that you have learnt since that time, of the vast store of concepts,
    • All that we experience, all that we learn from experience can be
    • explained by the fact that the astral body is the bearer of the former,
    • whilst the etheric body is the bearer of the latter. A change in your
    • habits implies a change in your etheric body. The lessons learned from
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • when it surge upwards into mental life, it becomes still clearer but at
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • mouth that speaks of it and sinful the ear that hears of it.
    • learnt in the Mysteries as the last remnants of the ancient,
    • Physically it appears as though the sun gives the planets light, but
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
    • The Sun-Mystery has disappeared into the nether regions of human
    • is brought into the clear light of consciousness, only when men can
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • to know it, learns to know the force by which the human being can be
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • the ear that hears of it. — Nevertheless man must realize that life
    • when it surge upwards into mental life, it becomes still clearer but at
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • mouth that speaks of it and sinful the ear that hears of it.
    • learnt in the Mysteries as the last remnants of the ancient,
    • Physically it appears as though the sun gives the planets light, but
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • knowledge that the Palladium was guarded in Rome, the early Christians
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
    • The Sun-Mystery has disappeared into the nether regions of human
    • is brought into the clear light of consciousness, only when men can
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
  • Title: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • T will be clear, I think, from what has been said on earlier
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • We shall perhaps be able to come to a clearer idea of the tasks of the
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • processes in the life of soul, cannot bear the same meaning for
    • Strange though it may sound, it becomes clear to us if we are able to
    • survey the course of human evolution, that what men feared in those
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • men have had. In earlier times, quite another picture of the world
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • ages. Plutarch is a writer from whom we can learn a great deal
    • into early Greek times, into an epoch many centuries before the Middle
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
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  • Title: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • T will be clear, I think, from what has been said on earlier
    • his search. We have at the same time the feeling that whatever in the
    • to human cognition since very early times. We have only to recall the
    • We shall perhaps be able to come to a clearer idea of the tasks of the
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • knowledge that the pupils of wisdom in early times had to tread.
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • processes in the life of soul, cannot bear the same meaning for
    • Strange though it may sound, it becomes clear to us if we are able to
    • survey the course of human evolution, that what men feared in those
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • men have had. In earlier times, quite another picture of the world
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • ages. Plutarch is a writer from whom we can learn a great deal
    • into early Greek times, into an epoch many centuries before the Middle
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • early stages of the epoch of the Spiritual Soul
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • This will become clear if we think of the significance of beauty as
    • whole universe to mould his etheric body within earthly existence.
    • in earlier ages. Nothing of the same kind is present in modern
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • early stages of the epoch of the Spiritual Soul
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • This will become clear if we think of the significance of beauty as
    • whole universe to mould his etheric body within earthly existence.
    • in earlier ages. Nothing of the same kind is present in modern
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • this time of festival, with this season which yearly renews the memory
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • these yearly celebrations. The way in which the Christmas mystery
    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • call to mind something which can become clear to any one who considers
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • thousand years after the beginning of the post-Atlantean period, or
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • existed, and we are clearly shown in the Gospels, if we rightly
    • the poor shepherds out in the fields, who in the piety of their hearts
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • wisdom in the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are shown clearly that
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • were not able to think as clearly as we can now. Geometry and
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • for thousands of years as something communicated only to the most
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • this time of festival, with this season which yearly renews the memory
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • these yearly celebrations. The way in which the Christmas mystery
    • during the course of the years, we have considered the
    • call to mind something which can become clear to any one who considers
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • thousand years after the beginning of the post-Atlantean period, or
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • existed, and we are clearly shown in the Gospels, if we rightly
    • the poor shepherds out in the fields, who in the piety of their hearts
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • wisdom in the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are shown clearly that
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • were not able to think as clearly as we can now. Geometry and
    • 2000 years, or even 1000 years, before the Mystery of Golgotha (such
    • for thousands of years as something communicated only to the most
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • such circles as have heard something of the spirit in this
    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • more than fifty years ago. The idea of this arrangement — the
    • college of doctors: the learned gentlemen were asked, purely from a
    • it if railways were built. The learned gentlemen said it was
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • a truly significant man, who twenty five years ago, pitted himself
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • the methods of this learned professor were applied to himself. After
    • the women's question does not bear witness to the fact that those who
    • includes far more than that of admitting women into the learned
    • years ago, had imagined in theory.
    • learned professions — and to numerous others — and
    • progress consciously, clearly, and with insight, if we wish to
    • humanity changes far faster than on the surface it may appear to do.
    • only in our time? Let us be quite clear about this.
    • earlier times, have women then had no influence at all? Have they
    • the relation of man and woman in earlier times when quite different
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • than was the case in earlier economic life. Woman is not suited to
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    • such circles as have heard something of the spirit in this
    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • more than fifty years ago. The idea of this arrangement — the
    • college of doctors: the learned gentlemen were asked, purely from a
    • it if railways were built. The learned gentlemen said it was
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • a truly significant man, who twenty five years ago, pitted himself
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • the methods of this learned professor were applied to himself. After
    • the women's question does not bear witness to the fact that those who
    • includes far more than that of admitting women into the learned
    • years ago, had imagined in theory.
    • learned professions — and to numerous others — and
    • progress consciously, clearly, and with insight, if we wish to
    • humanity changes far faster than on the surface it may appear to do.
    • only in our time? Let us be quite clear about this.
    • earlier times, have women then had no influence at all? Have they
    • the relation of man and woman in earlier times when quite different
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • than was the case in earlier economic life. Woman is not suited to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Work of the Angels In Man's Astral Body
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    • research into the spiritual world.”
    • ten, twenty, thirty, fifty, seventy years of age. But nobody in his
    • five-year-olds, the ten-year-olds, the twenty-year-olds, the
    • fifty-year-olds, the seventy-year-olds! How human beings may be
    • is to become the very leaven and essential force of life, earnestness
    • To arrive at a clear conception of these things, we must above all
    • Earth-evolution and the spirits of Form who direct it. Fundamentally
    • etheric body in the year 1918 of the present cycle of evolution? For
    • Roughly speaking, it is the prospects nearest to us — those that
    • directly concern us — of which we can get a clear view. But such a
    • are the Angels — the spiritual Beings nearest to men —
    • The astral body is the member nearest to the Ego; obviously,
    • investigation, when earnestly pursued, is not a matter of juggling
    • Earth-evolution and beyond. And then, later on, the pictures become
    • it is clear that they have a very definite plan for the future
    • configuration of social life on earth; their aim is to engender in the
    • Quite clearly, then, according to the intention underlying the work of
    • from the spiritual world, to conceive this with all the earnestness,
    • in life. And I can give you the not very heartening assurance that
    • evolution of humanity. It may come a century earlier or a century
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    • research into the spiritual world.”
    • ten, twenty, thirty, fifty, seventy years of age. But nobody in his
    • five-year-olds, the ten-year-olds, the twenty-year-olds, the
    • fifty-year-olds, the seventy-year-olds! How human beings may be
    • is to become the very leaven and essential force of life, earnestness
    • To arrive at a clear conception of these things, we must above all
    • Earth-evolution and the spirits of Form who direct it. Fundamentally
    • etheric body in the year 1918 of the present cycle of evolution? For
    • Roughly speaking, it is the prospects nearest to us — those that
    • directly concern us — of which we can get a clear view. But such a
    • are the Angels — the spiritual Beings nearest to men —
    • The astral body is the member nearest to the Ego; obviously,
    • investigation, when earnestly pursued, is not a matter of juggling
    • Earth-evolution and beyond. And then, later on, the pictures become
    • it is clear that they have a very definite plan for the future
    • configuration of social life on earth; their aim is to engender in the
    • Quite clearly, then, according to the intention underlying the work of
    • from the spiritual world, to conceive this with all the earnestness,
    • in life. And I can give you the not very heartening assurance that
    • evolution of humanity. It may come a century earlier or a century
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • teaching; only those who had trained their hearts and minds
    • prepare their hearts and minds in an adequate way for the reception
    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • at Damascus? We must bear in mind what it implied for Paul, initiated
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • and of the soul. Birth and death appeared to them as a metamorphosis,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
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    • teaching; only those who had trained their hearts and minds
    • prepare their hearts and minds in an adequate way for the reception
    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • which the Christ appeared to him through the event at Damascus. This
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • knowledge of the living Christ and we should bear in mind what this
    • at Damascus? We must bear in mind what it implied for Paul, initiated
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • and of the soul. Birth and death appeared to them as a metamorphosis,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
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  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Great Britain and Dominions, 15s. yearly, 3s. 9d. quarterly. Single
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    • and of which the concrete form is a mere representation. I could learn
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • clearly what it is that we really gain from a mathematical figure.
    • “Learn to emancipate thyself from the senses by mathematics,
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • courage to make this giddy height their goal: — “Learn to
    • the realm of sense what thou hast learned about the Circle by
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • Now, within the last few years, mathematical science has made
    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
    • super-sensible with the same enlightened clearness as the elementary
    • Plato, calls for research in the mathematical spirit, he can easily be
    • research which advances in the spirit of mathematics even where
    • The point is, however, that we should also be able to research (in the
    • clearness reveals each and every defect in our assertions, and its
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
    • those who learn to know him intimately.
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Great Britain and Dominions, 15s. yearly, 3s. 9d. quarterly. Single
    • Copies, 3d. America, $4.00 yearly, $1.00 quarterly. All rights
    • and of which the concrete form is a mere representation. I could learn
    • learn to know super-sensible facts by way of the sense-world. This was
    • clearly what it is that we really gain from a mathematical figure.
    • “Learn to emancipate thyself from the senses by mathematics,
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • courage to make this giddy height their goal: — “Learn to
    • the realm of sense what thou hast learned about the Circle by
    • thyself an imperishable and eternal knowledge when thou learnest to
    • Now, within the last few years, mathematical science has made
    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
    • super-sensible with the same enlightened clearness as the elementary
    • Plato, calls for research in the mathematical spirit, he can easily be
    • research which advances in the spirit of mathematics even where
    • The point is, however, that we should also be able to research (in the
    • clearness reveals each and every defect in our assertions, and its
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
    • those who learn to know him intimately.
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    • William Shakespeare
    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • ACCOMPANYING NOTE: Friends who heard that there existed notes of a
    • lecture on Shakespeare given by Dr. Steiner in 1902 at the Workmen's
    • A whole legend has arisen on Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • written on each one of his works. Men of learning have given many
    • they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and they established the
    • hypothesis that not William Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe
    • Theatre, could have written the plays which bear his name, but some
    • other highly learned man, for example Lord Bacon of Verulam, who in
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • Shakespeare's plays.
    • But Shakespeare's own works bear witness that he is their author. His
    • That Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • statement that Shakespeare's plays are not works of art of any special
    • recognise in the author of Shakespeare's plays a man with a definite
    • “MACBETH”. The hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience
    • Shakespeare's dramas are above all character-dramas. The great
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • period. Shakespeare's character-dramas could only arise as a result of
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    • Another Secret of Shakespeare's Works.
    • ACCOMPANYING NOTE: Friends who heard that there existed notes of a
    • lecture on Shakespeare given by Dr. Steiner in 1902 at the Workmen's
    • A whole legend has arisen on Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • written on each one of his works. Men of learning have given many
    • they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and they established the
    • hypothesis that not William Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe
    • Theatre, could have written the plays which bear his name, but some
    • other highly learned man, for example Lord Bacon of Verulam, who in
    • manuscripts by Shakespeare have ever been found, they are also based
    • Shakespeare's plays.
    • But Shakespeare's own works bear witness that he is their author. His
    • That Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • statement that Shakespeare's plays are not works of art of any special
    • recognise in the author of Shakespeare's plays a man with a definite
    • “MACBETH”. The hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience
    • Shakespeare's dramas are above all character-dramas. The great
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • period. Shakespeare's character-dramas could only arise as a result of
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    • who heard that notes existed of a lecture on Shakespeare given by
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • consider the enormous influence Shakespeare has had on Goethe,
    • has arisen about Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • the thoughts which they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and
    • Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe Theatre, could have written
    • the plays which bear his name, but some other highly learned man,
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays. But Shakespeare's own works bear
    • Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • there, not read them at home. Prints which appeared at that time
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • that Shakespeare's plays, as they were then available, were not
    • have existed in quite a different form. One of these researchers
    • is Eugen Reichel, who thinks that the author of Shakespeare's
    • hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience was proved by a
    • Shakespeare's
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
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    • who heard that notes existed of a lecture on Shakespeare given by
    • we should include Shakespeare in the German classics. And if we
    • consider the enormous influence Shakespeare has had on Goethe,
    • has arisen about Shakespeare and whole libraries have been
    • the thoughts which they discovered in Shakespeare's works, and
    • Shakespeare, the actor of the Globe Theatre, could have written
    • the plays which bear his name, but some other highly learned man,
    • Shakespeare's hand have ever been found; they are also
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays. But Shakespeare's own works bear
    • Shakespeare himself did not publish his plays was simply in
    • there, not read them at home. Prints which appeared at that time
    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • that Shakespeare's plays, as they were then available, were not
    • have existed in quite a different form. One of these researchers
    • is Eugen Reichel, who thinks that the author of Shakespeare's
    • hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience was proved by a
    • Shakespeare's
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
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    • who was exceedingly learned. He was the Author of four works: (1) The
    • of that which at higher stages appears as fetters. The Life that
    • empire, what lived then in its external appearance as the Roman State,
    • time. The Good of an earlier age unites with the Good of a newer age.
    • Christianity. Christianity will appear in its perfected form in the
    • which appeared like a meteor. They gave themselves this name, Cathari,
    • will appear in the Fifth Round for the whole of humanity, i.e., that
    • created in man, so, in the Sixth Root Race, Evil will appear,
    • spiritual stream. It appears in forms which many can call to mind, and
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    • of that which at higher stages appears as fetters. The Life that
    • empire, what lived then in its external appearance as the Roman State,
    • time. The Good of an earlier age unites with the Good of a newer age.
    • Christianity. Christianity will appear in its perfected form in the
    • which appeared like a meteor. They gave themselves this name, Cathari,
    • will appear in the Fifth Round for the whole of humanity, i.e., that
    • created in man, so, in the Sixth Root Race, Evil will appear,
    • spiritual stream. It appears in forms which many can call to mind, and
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Introduction
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 1
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    • and the sense of hearing. Then follow the middle four senses related to
    • organs exist, such as the organs of sight, of hearing, and so on. This
    • sight. At the same time we must be quite clear that this ego-sense is
    • them is something quite different from hearing mere tone, mere sound.
    • the word-sense than it is to relate the ear to the sense of sound,
    • Within the range of the senses, the sense of hearing, for example, is
    • taste. And having come to a clear conception of the sense of hearing
    • get twelve senses, clearly distinguishable one from another. On
    • earlier occasions I have enumerated them as follows: First, the
    • sense of hearing, the fifth the sense of warmth, the sixth the sense
    • clearly defined realm of sight, so there is a clearly defined realm
    • can be clearly distinguished one from another, and at the same time we
    • of hearing. You will unhesitatingly recognise that when we perceive
    • another. As regards the sense of hearing it is not quite so obvious;
    • Customary thinking overlooks the fact that hearing, since its physical
    • And you have only to consider how very external our sense of hearing
    • sense of hearing and the sense of sight. In the case of the sense of
    • eyes; we do not shut our ears. Such seemingly simple, trivial facts
    • not obliged to close our ears, because the ear lives in the outer
    • inwards than is the sense of hearing — I am not talking about the
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    • the sense of thought, the word-sense, the sense of hearing, the sense
    • But at all events, if we are quite clear about this distinction
    • important problem of the present and of the near future, the problem
    • recognise the task of the times, is quite clear that there is a deep
    • little of what was accepted in the early Middle Ages, right back to
    • spirituality. For he does not know that if we go back earlier than,
    • still clearly aware that at one time it had been possible to see into
    • humanity is a thing that is usually overlooked. Let us take the years
    • it five hundred years earlier in the way it was spoken of in the
    • disappeared. Thus we may say that the Gnosis is in its essence the
    • abstract residuum often earlier spiritual knowledge; it consists of
    • knowledge. He had made a compilation of what in earlier times had been
    • intellectual element appears not as the residue of a spiritual world,
    • Sense of hearing
    • reasons which previous lectures will have made sufficiently clear
    • soul which has unconscious memories of earlier lives on earth. Man is
    • But, my dear friends, it is not possible for humanity nowadays to go
    • beginning and the end of the earth; but when the end decreed by the
    • perishing earth, all this has to be left to faith!
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 3
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    • aware of it, believing the subject to be a very learned one. Sometimes
    • The outer appearance of the thing is of course, seen from such a
    • In later years memory assumes much more of a soul-character, whereas
    • in the earliest years of a child's life one can clearly see to what a
    • behaviour of those around him. For in the years with which we are here
    • one will find a connection clearly indicated between the phenomena of
    • Now I have said on earlier occasions that the formation of the head
    • apart from the head organisation, in an earlier earth-life. Thus what
    • we carry about in a particular earth-life as our head is the
    • transformed body (apart from the head) of the previous earth-life, but
    • rebirth into the head-formation of the next earthly life. One must of
    • that his capacity for thought is connected with his earlier life on
    • earth.
    • condition the metabolic-limb system of this present earth-life. The
    • previous earth-life, and the other, the faculty of memory, he acquires
    • connection with this earth-life, does not suffice to enable us to look
    • acquire the ability to go behind this memory, to learn to understand
    • clearly that it is something that is of service to us between birth
    • phrase. And to-day this phrase is to be heard over and over again in
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    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • In recent months we have frequently spoken, my dear friends, of the
    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • able to add to the other festivals of the year a rightly ordered Michael
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • That you yourselves, my dear friends, in so far as you truly and
    • — this I have endeavoured to make clear to you in the lectures of the
    • being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the very most important
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • the being of Elijah appeared again in Lazarus-John — who are in truth one
    • And further we saw that this being appears once more in that world
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • Bearing this in mind, let us look for a moment at Raphael and see how he
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • behold, my dear friends, how Raphael enters the Moon sphere, and we see how
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
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    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • In recent months we have frequently spoken, my dear friends, of the
    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • able to add to the other festivals of the year a rightly ordered Michael
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • That you yourselves, my dear friends, in so far as you truly and
    • — this I have endeavoured to make clear to you in the lectures of the
    • being who was present in Elijah appeared again at the very most important
    • moment of human evolution, appeared again so that Christ Jesus Himself could
    • the being of Elijah appeared again in Lazarus-John — who are in truth one
    • And further we saw that this being appears once more in that world
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • Bearing this in mind, let us look for a moment at Raphael and see how he
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • behold, my dear friends, how Raphael enters the Moon sphere, and we see how
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
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    • reality it is very near indeed to the higher domains of the life of
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • finger, head or ear — we feel ourselves within the other soul.
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • bound to them after death; he feels as though they were bearing him,
    • sustaining him with great power. The Archangels bear him more mightily
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
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    • reality it is very near indeed to the higher domains of the life of
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • finger, head or ear — we feel ourselves within the other soul.
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • bound to them after death; he feels as though they were bearing him,
    • sustaining him with great power. The Archangels bear him more mightily
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • extensive theme before us; Universe, Earth, and Man, and I propose to
    • “Universe.” “Earth” indicates the field of action
    • human effort and research, of human development, morals, and life,
    • on the banks of the Nile, which lasted for thousands of years and
    • mighty event in earthly evolution which we know as the advent of
    • Greco-Latin age and have reappeared in a special manner in the present
    • earth, that the ends of the wires are connected with the earth; but
    • or less mysterious forces produced by the earth itself. Something
    • earth, but there is also a hidden, a subterranean force which works
    • Here the Greek temple appears with its unique architecture, we can see
    • ancient kingdom of the Romans. Something remarkable appears when we
    • the Italian. Before us appear the figures of ancient Rome, many of
    • of the Greeks had descended from their pedestals and had appeared
    • than from his own personal power. The Roman on the contrary appears to
    • personality. Hence in the Roman kingdom there appears something very
    • research was rightly called “Roman Law.”
    • In ancient Rome man learned to regard himself as an individual, he
    • to earth. Previously it was perceived as hovering, so to speak, above
    • Mysteries) — it was the same Being who appeared later in the
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  • 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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    • form a clear conception of the two extremes which have to be
    • earliest ages of antiquity that shows how Isis was particularly
    • appeared before the sleeper, as if by magic, those forms which at one
    • The connection lies clearly before us. It was the priests who, through
    • learn to understand this again, for he would then understand the great
    • schools whereby addition, subtraction, etc., are made clear to
    • made clear” to the senses. It may be convenient, but those who
    • of things Spiritual. We are led from what takes place on earth to what
    • centuries — I say centuries, not thousands of years. There is a
    • became what he now is, when he first appeared as the individual
    • Lemuria, which was that portion of the earth upon which humanity dwelt
    • surroundings of the earth — in the atmosphere, which at that time
    • surrounding the earth passed in and out of him. Man's form was almost
    • There appeared then, also for the first time, what are now described
    • This took place, however, millions and millions of years ago.
    • earliest germ of the ego. Previous to this man was impelled to produce
    • living earth, and the living forces of the earth streamed out and in
    • man, and who has since disappeared from the sight of man. In ancient
    • yet appeared on earth. At that time men were, in normal consciousness
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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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    • If we are to bring the relationship of Universe, Earth, and Man before
    • shall see very little; this applies to the Earth as well as to man,
    • Yesterday we considered one portion of the earth's evolution in
    • earth and sun still formed one body up to our own day. We saw also
    • in knowledge and in religious consciousness all that the earth has
    • earth. We are surrounded in the first place by the four kingdoms of
    • beings of the other kingdoms of the earth we must be fully aware that
    • physical world we have to allow that of all earthly beings man alone
    • For example, all lions, or all bears, have a common ego, hence we call
    • these egos in their reality. It must be clearly understood that we do
    • group-ego of one of the higher orders of animals appears to the
    • etheric bodies of the plant. Imagine the surface of the earth on which
    • it in the centre of the earth. There the ego of all plants is to be
    • egos of animals in the circumference of the earth, we must turn to the
    • centre of the earth for the egos of plants. In fact, when clairvoyant
    • vision has attained to such a view of the plant creation the earth,
    • The earth is ensouled by an ego and in the same way as your head is
    • out the being of the earth, and belong to the whole organism of the
    • earth. When one tears a plant up by the roots it hurts the whole
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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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    • physical world. We learnt that minerals and plants have an ego as well
    • learnt, further, that high Spiritual Beings take part in man's
    • evolution on earth; and that as regards individual men a yet higher
    • — all these designations will become clearer to you later. We
    • also heard how communities of men — races and peoples — are
    • When we consider the earth from the ordinary physical standpoint we
    • see it is made up of what we call earth, water, air, and fire. These
    • Spiritual Science gives the name of “earth” is called
    • physical body is in a form not represented by any solid, clearly
    • four elements: earth, water, air, and fire, he has mingled within him
    • have mentioned. Still higher Beings have to do with the earth, the
    • We now see that what is active in the evolution of our earth as the
    • whole of' earthly humanity. Since the mission of mankind first began
    • on earth, Spiritual Beings have taken part in work upon humanity, and
    • ruled from the beginning of the earth over that which appeared as the
    • Spirits of Form have the task of working on the earth as a whole,
    • Now you are aware that our earth, as a planet, is under the law of
    • earth was what is called the ancient Moon. What we now regard as the
    • mission of the earth did not then exist. The mission of the Moon was
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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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    • In earlier lectures we have seen that the conditions of our earth have
    • earth was one with the orb which shines in the heavens today as the
    • earth.
    • forces down from the sun to the earth, thus bringing about the
    • nearest to earthly evolution. After the separation of the sun the
    • leader of the Spirits of Form remained with the earth, and later
    • Jehovah, and the Sun Powers, those who sent light to earth from
    • other, balance was maintained in the evolution of man. You have learnt
    • earth, either upon the sun or the moon; but there are Beings
    • everywhere who have fallen behind at some stage. Yesterday we heard
    • dwelling-place more exalted than the earth, but were unable to inhabit
    • Now we must try clearly to understand how Jehovah and the Elohim on
    • Once more we will remind ourselves that the earth passed through an
    • incarnation, then the Moon incarnation, and lastly that of our Earth.
    • embodiments of the earth. As we know him he is a very complicated
    • earth does only possess a physical body. A Being possessing in
    • existence on earth. Now it is only a rough way of speaking to say that
    • and final conditions. It would be very difficult to describe the early
    • you such as would appear if you considered merely the in-breathed air
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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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    • The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence.
    • The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
    • the special regents of human earthly existence. The heart of the
    • the course of earthly evolution both into the substance and into the
    • earth as a field of action but, drawing with them the finer forces and
    • substances, they left the earth and formed a new field for their
    • regents of earthly existence?” Were these Spirits not already
    • active in the earlier stages of development of our planet, during the
    • then a different field of activity to what they have on the earth.
    • earth. For only when man possessed a physical, an etheric, and an
    • selves today existed at no earlier stage of evolution.
    • maturity was only reached at the time when our earth, together with
    • body it has also left the etheric body. The consequence of the earlier
    • appeared peopled with psycho-spiritual beings.
    • The early Atlanteans had no use for a solid skeleton, and as the
    • hand, should appear differently, that it should be lengthened, for
    • finished their work. Such beings would have hardened at some earlier
    • ossified, thus preserving some earlier form. It was, however,
    • happened; the beings which freed themselves too early and did not
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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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    • middle of the Atlantean epoch that the true human form appeared. In
    • the previous epoch, and indeed at a very early period, the external
    • to say such things about past conditions of the earth and of man. Even
    • Let us turn our attention once more to this early development. Even the
    • external bodily form immediately expressed it, therefore man appeared
    • earth was peopled by the lower animals and man. And if one were
    • not the same form as that in which they appeared in past ages, for
    • millions of years have passed away since then. Let us suppose that
    • periods of the earth's evolution we find in our environment animal
    • lectures. We have to think of the earth as being still of a soft
    • the facts of the third epoch of the earth, preserving the results of
    • knowledge that which had taken place at one time on earth. You will
    • appeared in Egyptian art. This was a spiritual repetition of what had
    • actually existed on the earth at one time, and was more than a mere
    • Thus epoch after epoch of the earth is born again within the souls of
    • We must clearly understand that from the Lemurian epoch to the middle
    • This was the very first beginning of sense perception on the earth,
    • You will have heard that within the human brain there is an organ
    • sun was in a certain position and the moon still one with the earth,
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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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    • Man's connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
    • circle of our immediate earthly existence. We shall be able in this
    • way to form a clear idea of what in Spiritual or Occult Science is
    • together — Universe, Earth, and Man.
    • embodiments of our earth — Saturn, Sun, and Moon are quite other
    • We saw how the sun separated from the earth because it had to be the
    • other substances on the earth. Were we to investigate the whole wide
    • various earth-beings are connected with spiritual-beings. Stones and
    • the minerals of the earth have their ego in that which surrounds us in
    • earth-planet, while their astral principle, which brings about the
    • development of the flower, encircles them above the earth. Everything
    • We are surrounded on earth by minerals, plants, animals, and human
    • beings, moreover we know that earthly affairs are regulated by higher
    • concerned with the earth, even though they send their forces from the
    • earth? Can clairvoyant consciousness discover such men? Clairvoyant
    • the same form as upon earth, but we do discover that each planet, each
    • Our earth has originated from three preceding embodiments; the stage
    • like ourselves, but we must bear in mind that on the ancient Moon
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    • — that of the Angels and of the Archangels; and that he learned
    • to recognize these higher beings face to face, just as we now learn to
    • objective day consciousness became ever clearer and clearer, and, on
    • am” were laid down in man. By learning to perceive the objects
    • understand clearly that at the time when man rose at night through dim
    • us. This wears out our physical and etheric bodies, and in the evening
    • appearance above. One might even say that the Gods profit by
    • understand his true position. We have said that the earth is the
    • earth. To put it crudely, it will be bred here, and through their
    • participating in mankind the Gods will learn to know love, though in
    • learn to know it as a reality through man. From their heights the Gods
    • more human love there is on earth the more food for the Gods there is
    • sleeping and waking, for example) were able to obtain a clear view
    • did not die on the battlefield, who had not learnt to value spiritual
    • strong among those who peopled Africa. Those who had emigrated earlier
    • men of the Atlantean epoch who had settled near the Gobi desert. What
    • it no longer.” This loss filled their hearts with sorrow; they
    • unbearable. Everything which passed southwards in the peninsula as a
    • God was now evolved, a God who does not appear in outward form, but
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    • In the last lecture we learnt that man had gradually conquered the
    • expression of the spiritual powers lying behind it. We learnt also
    • terms with the material world; he had learned gradually to understand
    • outlines when awake, but that divine spiritual beings appeared before
    • first time into earthly incarnation, and life within a physical body
    • extent, a two-fold life — one upon earth and one in the spiritual
    • evolves, and then, on entering earthly existence, he comes in contact
    • earthly incarnations. This was in the Lemurian epoch, when, though he
    • various incarnations; he did not have it at an early stage. Other
    • at an earlier period already possessed egos, and man learnt to know
    • appeared who had first given true content to his life, regarding whom
    • earth as the Christ. It was not possible in the Lemurian period for
    • Sun-Spirit who thus appeared with waning strength, because man was
    • learnt to love it.
    • civilization, and in each of them appeared the remembrance of earlier
    • person appeared before his judge, who weighed his deeds. If these were
    • and in the eighth of the day, with the image of the heart of the God
    • when he was still clairvoyant, disappeared, especially in the period
    • earth which they had themselves created, and losing also their
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    • post-Atlantean period. We saw how the first epoch of earthly
    • second, during which the separation of the sun from the earth took
    • the Lemurian epoch — the third in the course of the earth's
    • of this, which was the first period of earthly evolution in which man
    • been able to unlearn this, nor to turn away from the vision which
    • form had not yet been completed. We see this with special clearness in
    • wonderful way; we see the meaning of earthly evolution in so far as
    • So long as the earth was a part of the sun, high Sun-Spirits were
    • them for a time. The divine world had to disappear from human
    • consciousness so as to re-appear in a newer, higher form through the
    • understanding what was to come to earth through the Christ; but an
    • had to disappear for a time from the sight of man, the horizon of the
    • that the glory of God will appear again on earth. This certainty was
    • which were sown as seed during the Egyptian age are re-appearing in
    • appear in the sixth; and things belonging to the first epoch will
    • Everything that appeared later had been first prepared for; this was
    • races in each epoch of the earth's evolution.
    • and in our own epoch the idea of race will gradually disappear along
    • with all the differences that are a relic of earlier times. We still
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    • The cycle of lectures now appearing in book form was given by Rudolf
    • The previous year at the memorable congress of the General
    • Theosophical Society at Munich, Doctor Steiner clearly indicated the
    • Rudolf Steiner was able to bring to bear on this problem, means were
    • body of a Hindu boy, and the centre from which a few years later
    • Krishnamurti was to appear as a future world teacher was cautiously
    • appearance of Krishnamurti — to divulge Christian secrets
    • primeval wisdom which streamed down to earth from spiritual heights as
    • this cycle, in the year 1908, the path had already been entered, the
    • described, the great central event clearly illuminated. There are
    • humanity, and must learn to find within itself the central
    • into Europe. It broke with wonderful clearness over the island of
    • desire for religious communities. German mysticism appeared as a rich
    • in the coming age. Rosicrucian esotericism, with its earnest striving
    • come to pass the Divine Ego descended — once — to earth. The
    • turning point of the earth's destiny. Rosicrucian teaching sums it up
    • and then overcome itself, to learn to die, that it might realize
    • and cognition of the Universe, Earth, and Man.
    • make clear the difference, especially in all this confusion between
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    • connected with the historical appearance of the
    • opportunity of learning what the content of religion
    • error to one of them and most earnest efforts after
    • abstractions of a one-sided intellectual search for
    • endeavors, anyone who is clear in his own mind as to
    • clearly the breaking out into the conscious of the
    • the nearer we come to the impulses of Will, the
    • said today will help us to think clearly about what
    • had had on the hearts of those around Him.
    • be clear: for those to whom Christ appeared after
    • not appeared in an altered form. The Evangelists
    • Christ appeared in this altered form. But they also
    • showing how the Christ appeared to one or other
    • hence the appearances are quite individual, and we
    • bear the Christ in our Will; but the way in which
    • clearly shown in the method by which the pupil of
    • the man exposed to the most fearful
    • the most fearful punishments.’ This must call forth
    • the fear of being forsaken by God, and detestation
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    • connected with the historical appearance of the
    • opportunity of learning what the content of religion
    • error to one of them and most earnest efforts after
    • abstractions of a one-sided intellectual search for
    • endeavors, anyone who is clear in his own mind as to
    • clearly the breaking out into the conscious of the
    • the nearer we come to the impulses of Will, the
    • said today will help us to think clearly about what
    • had had on the hearts of those around Him.
    • be clear: for those to whom Christ appeared after
    • not appeared in an altered form. The Evangelists
    • Christ appeared in this altered form. But they also
    • showing how the Christ appeared to one or other
    • hence the appearances are quite individual, and we
    • bear the Christ in our Will; but the way in which
    • clearly shown in the method by which the pupil of
    • the man exposed to the most fearful
    • the most fearful punishments.’ This must call forth
    • the fear of being forsaken by God, and detestation
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    • In these lectures, Steiner adds new insights to his earlier discussions
    • research, Steiner's view of the human being and the significance of
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
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    • research, Steiner's view of the human being and the significance of
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
    • Their Jubilee Year as the expression of formative powers of the soul.
    • The duality of human nature — the heavenly and the earthly
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    • research, Steiner's view of the human being and the significance of
    • aesthetic creativity and enjoyment clearly reveals the bankruptcy of
    • The house near the west portal is ‘Haus Duldeck’, the
    • the three cases discussed are shown here (one Sun-year / 365.26 days):
    • Cosmic Jubilee Year:
    • Mercury-orbit, 87.97 days x 354 3/8 x 49 = 4,182 years
    • Jupiter Year:
    • Jupiter-orbit, (11.86 years = 4,332.59 days)
    • 4,332.59 days x 354 3/8 = 4,203 years
    • Uranus-orbit, (84.01 years = 30,688.39 days)
    • 30,688.39 days x 49 = 4,117 years
    • x 50 = 4,201 years
    • earlier lectures’: see An Occult Physiology,
    • and Philommedea, because she appeared
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    • the needs of our time, a hearty thanks is truly due to all our friends
    • that some human hearts and souls have actually been touched by the
    • developing stream of human aspiration. We may hope that what our dear
    • friends accomplish here in their souls will also be able to bear the
    • long before they cease to be shocking and appear as the obvious result
    • from the depths of the soul. The nearer one comes to self-knowledge,
    • particular individual, a maximum quantity, so that the person appeared
    • appearance of being exclusively feminine. If there is much W in the
    • appearance of women are to believe that fundamentally, in some
    • ‘gifted’. Even in his early years he was full of the kind of
    • rooted in our times. He was Jewish, and early on he acquainted himself
    • his Judaism, he now took heart in the thought of converting, of
    • learning and science is dealt with, and which is saturated with the
    • appearance of women and others who possess a large amount of W, even
    • though they do not outwardly appear to be women. All of these people
    • Then, when his book appeared, he developed a kind of wanderlust. He
    • twenty-three years old. He shot himself in the house in which
    • fundamentally speaking, no one can learn anything from these two
    • Well, my dear friends, there is a good reason why this happened, for
    • disturbances and where it appears in caricature.
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    • Their Jubilee Year as the expression of formative powers of the soul.
    • normal natural sciences do not distinguish clearly between them. On
    • spring, develop through the summer, then fade away and disappear in
    • hence quite accurately, but the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic
    • of the human head and the regular course of the human heart come the
    • the astral realm. They make their appearance at times when the astral
    • is when a conscious dream appears. The life of dreams, however,
    • thinking, to the kind of regularity which governs the appearance of
    • weather, in storm and earthquake, are also at work in the depths of
    • they pursue here, with the events and facts of earthly existence. But
    • order on which the seven members of our organism are based. In earlier
    • up the books for a different Easter each year and it would be easier
    • to close the accounts for the year. This is simply one crass example
    • how little sense the men of today have for arranging their earthly
    • life and the life he shares with other men should be an earthly
    • expressed in the stars. These were earlier ages, when atavistic
    • year, and thus the year that really mattered, was a moon year of 354
    • 3/8 days. Now that is somewhat shorter than a sun year. So if one
    • reckons in moon years, some days will be lost because the moon year
    • does not entirely fill out a sun year. After a certain time, more and
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    • The duality of human nature — the heavenly and the earthly
    • terrestrial influences and impressions that are earthly in a more
    • There it is most clear, for the skeleton is clearly divided into two
    • light. In that, something of an unquestionably earthly nature is
    • earthly nature, perhaps, but earthly all the same. Yesterday, in the
    • and fundamental knowledge, of the connections between super-earthly
    • includes both its heavenly and its earthly aspects.
    • a certain sensibility, and consists in the belief that what is earthly
    • on earth in an earthly human body can only preserve such a sensibility
    • by viewing the earth in a one-sided way. Following from this attitude
    • to the earth comes a longing — a partially justified longing
    • — for the super-earthly and for things that should be experienced
    • new birth as long as earthly things are regarded in the manner to
    • following is a true statement — and you will find it clearly
    • the earth in the same way that men on earth speak of heaven. The earth
    • vision of heaven hovers in the mind's eye of those on earth. Earth is
    • the desired other world for which those living in heaven yearn. They
    • speak of earth in the way we speak of heaven. It is the longed-for
    • men among whom they find themselves are normal, earthly men like the
    • devout people we meet on earth. I say, specifically, like
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    • for us to be clear that, given the Greeks' view of the world, a
    • the previous case — originate in the earthly sphere, in the
    • human being is both cosmic and earthly: cosmic with respect to the
    • principal source of the head, earthly with respect to the rest of the
    • between the physical head and the external, earthly world —
    • extended, obviously, to include the cosmos, but the earthly, external
    • important to be entirely clear about this. Consider how here, in this
    • that we develop here on earth, or need to develop, is based primarily
    • My dear friends, you know that when I speak of materialistic science I
    • the ego forces in the blood. That is why I said earlier that the head
    • botocudianism to whom I earlier referred are less susceptible to these
    • submerge himself consciously in his etheric body, the truth appears to
    • enters us, it appears as something already completed. Then we simply
    • something that is only now in its first earthly stages. What lives in
    • highest point during the Moon stage, lives further during the Earth
    • It continues to develop now, during Earth evolution, and it will reach
    • Morality could only begin on Earth. It will reach its culmination
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    • the course of the past years about how a human being enters the
    • of physical existence on earth. With all such descriptions you must be
    • clear that everything that has already been said in earlier
    • summarise. Here on earth, a person's aura carries a kind of remnant of
    • Strength of Heart Temperance Justice red violet yellow green
    • for example, was able to give a clear account of how man is taken hold
    • by the virtue of strength of heart (Starkmut) — I cannot
    • kind of industriousness that includes the forces of the heart: an
    • implied by strength of heart — is the one who possesses moral
    • Whenever strength of heart — strength of mind, industriousness of
    • the area of the chest, which encloses the heart. We can say: When
    • heart, where it particularly takes hold of the astral. So we will show
    • the head (green), strength of heart as virtue in the area of the chest
    • From his striving untangle all doubt's fire and fear,
    • In daily experience four goals are clear;
    • In daily experience four goals are clear,
    • And soften in the heart its harvest grim,
    • — for this reaches into the heart —
    • Earlier the brain was involved, now it is the inner world. —
    • — That corresponds to the words of the earlier verse: First
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    • cannot really be true!’ Today, this speech is frequently heard.
    • development of earthly culture for the age when a person will have to
    • essentially lost. When he once more receives a body from the earth,
    • what is now the rest of his body appears, transformed, as the head of
    • forebears, from the earth. The head is always lost. Naturally, we are
    • give us pictures of the external world and to enable us to learn
    • To someone who approaches matters with clear ideas and in the spirit
    • someone with clear ideas and a feeling for knowledge considers the
    • wisdom in his first three or four years than ... well, at the very
    • least, than in his three academic years. In our first three years we
    • really do learn a great deal that can only be learned on earth with
    • learn a great deal. And that is included in the wisdom we accumulate.
    • numerous than the grains that are strewn back over the earth. And this
    • earlier times when human knowledge was obtained through atavistic
    • earth inhabited by the Greeks and their relatively slight knowledge of
    • Persians and Indians. In our day, when the whole earth has gradually
    • those who rush about everywhere in search of sensations and who want
    • everything they learn to come from outside themselves would be in
    • little transformation. It would have an animal-like appearance, for
    • everything we use externally to develop knowledge and to learn about
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    • and again in previous lecture cycles. Now, obviously, the early
    • follow impulses and desires. Humanity had to wait for the Earth phase
    • usual five, since they are equally relevant to earthly, human
    • sense of hearing, sense of taste, sense of smell, and sense of
    • are some who distinguish the one from the other. In earlier times
    • When we turn to the sense of hearing, the relation to the external
    • the sense of hearing to perceiving meaning through the sense of the
    • until the Earth stage of evolution that you obtained your own
    • perception of tone is different from hearing, hearing is not the same
    • particular region of a human being. Hearing is bound up with the
    • organs of hearing, at least principally so, but it needs more besides
    • — hearing involves much more of the organism than just the ear,
    • which is what is normally thought of as the region of hearing. And
    • eye is alive, the ear is alive, that which is the foundation of all
    • processes in their earthly aspects.
    • And, finally, life on earth includes reproducing the whole being; the
    • hearing are quite dead, they involve processes that occur at the
    • Perception, however, was not nearly so dead on Old Moon. Take any of
    • what that is like on Earth. During the Moon era it was rather
    • have to take place. There is a clear distinction between the
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    • To understand these things in their entirety we must be clear that the
    • hearing, for example, will know that hearing involves much more of the
    • organism than just the ears. A tone lives in much more of the organism
    • than just the ear, and the other senses occupy similarly extended
    • between the spheres of growth and hearing — just as we speak in
    • even though it involves more besides — the sense of hearing
    • around the ears, and so on. And remember how mobile the life processes
    • present Earth era. Moon man was more mobile, more inwardly mobile.
    • Earth man really does relate to what he consciously experiences in the
    • another. During the Earth era the outer surface of man has become
    • by normal, earth-bound sense experience. In such cases everything
    • possible for a human being living in the Earth sphere. The twelve
    • between birth and death in an earthly body. When it comes to life
    • on earth goes, lose their higher status when we pass over the
    • more intimate manner than is the case here on earth. There we do not
    • need the ego sense which is essential to us on earth, nor do we need
    • the senses of thought and speech as we need them on earth. On the
    • other hand, we do need the transformed sense of hearing, but in a form
    • hearing gives us access to the harmony of the spheres. That it is
    • there we hear without the presence of physical air, whereas here the
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    • ourselves to seeing those senses that in the Earth sphere only serve
    • In this respect, the situation was much more favourable in earlier
    • of the external appearance of a brave person, or a coward, or an
    • contrast to the planets, which appear, circling, wandering, changing
    • earlier time — in this case, during the Old Moon period. We have
    • sustained by the human organisation in its present, earthly form. The
    • earthly, human organisation adapts to such visions in a way that is
    • vision here on Earth and responding to it in ways that only an earthly
    • organisation can respond. This only happens because the earthly
    • cease to appear — falsely — as if they really belonged to
    • enough to reconcile this Moon mode of experience with the earthly
    • something lives in that seeing; you hear, but simultaneously there is
    • something living in that hearing. Something lives in the eyes or in
    • the ears which otherwise only lives in your stomach or on your tongue.
    • they otherwise would be in earthly life. The ensouling takes place in
    • breathes the prosaic, earthly air; the normal process of warming
    • involves earthly warmth; and so on. But when they are ensouled, the
    • — but are not identical with — the earthly faculties of
    • as they normally present themselves on Earth. They are more like life
    • are on Earth. When someone is able to sustain this sinking-back into
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    • approached its concepts more or less critically, this earlier thinking
    • active  I . An  I  only appears to
    • before yesterday and half a year before that. We have found a group of
    • We see a stone fall to earth. This involves a collection of sensations
    • for then I know: If this is a law, one thing will fall to earth like
    • short, everything that appears as a shadowy picture of primary
    • restricting themselves to saying, ‘Three years ago there were
    • criterion of truth. In earlier times one believed in the human
    • the principle of Pragmatism as it has recently appeared.
    • the whole of our earth's intellectual community. It makes its
    • appearance, independently, in one place and then in another, because
    • reasonable man of the present needs to be clear that he is dealing in
    • be clear that the atom is nothing but a fiction and that it cannot
    • fictions makes it possible to connect the appearances in certain ways.
    • appearances that come together as if an  I  were
    • by appearing as if it agreed with the fictions we have made about it.
    • Philosophy of As If, which has now appeared in numerous
    • the more agreeable errors is something we must clearly understand.
    • earlier times, but one tried to keep one's thinking connected to the
    • of thinking, one has also learned to think abstractly — has
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    • are necessary to the soul if it is to lead a fulfilling earthly life
    • that memory was not among our earthly possessions! You only need to
    • frequently. Now, you all know that memory only begins to appear at a
    • certain point in our earthly life. It is not present before then, and
    • point in our earthly life onward, our soul life is related to our body
    • 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
    • memory, we have had to become a part of the organism of the earth,
    • as a result of the interaction between the human soul and the earthly,
    • physical body. It is only during the Earth period of evolution that
    • memory, in the form in which we develop it in our physical, earthly
    • necessary with the arrival of the Earth period because until then
    • mankind needed to become individualised. Man had to learn to present
    • man lives on Earth, whatever is developed in his waking consciousness
    • life on earth and which we rightfully acquire for ourselves there.
    • In addition to memory, our life on Earth also requires us to develop
    • Moon in the form that we have them on Earth. On Old Moon we possessed
    • earthly form they have today. If you observe human development from
    • first these have to be learned, but once they have become habits our
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    • lecture. Memory, in the form in which it appears in the present
    • period, the Earth period, is a metamorphosis of other capacities of
    • tail of a comet. This mode of experience disappears with the arrival
    • of the Earth period. And now there is something further one must keep
    • Other conditions obtain on Earth. Here, human life proceeds in such a
    • Rather, as we heard yesterday, when a person thinks, his thoughts are
    • changes are accomplished in the course of successive Earth
    • incarnations, as the person experiences the whole of Earth existence.
    • repeated lives on Earth, humanity were not in the position to be able
    • by an evolution through successive lives on Earth. It gives mankind
    • strive for a final Earth incarnation which only leaves behind in the
    • were repeated in human thoughts remained visible. In the Earth period,
    • development on Earth and thus applies to the usual kind of waking
    • science so that humanity will be able to achieve its goals on Earth
    • As you know, this spiritual science must be born on Earth; we have
    • developed here during a life on Earth can only be developed here, and
    • which it must appear. Rather it must develop out of a different way of
    • life on Earth — which could be called
    • mankind to shape the future of the Earth in the way in which it must
    • already clearly standing on the threshold of decadence. If men are not
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    • developed within the bounds of a life on Earth, and could not even
    • preserved from an earlier, wiser age. Although we naturally do not
    • heart to the Lion, the activities contained by the abdomen to the
    • given to the Ram, the throat to the Bull, and so on. And now, bearing
    • that we bear in this world will become the head of our next
    • present twelve-fold order of the body can reappear as the twelve-fold
    • whole body in the preceding incarnation reappears in these twelve
    • nerves. So the apparent paradox of, for example, the reappearance in
    • altered, so that the same things reappear at a different level of
    • prepared so that it can reappear distributed over the entire body as
    • of wasps' nests really discovered this substance millions of years
    • far, far back in an early age, when this extraordinary mechanical
    • secrets of the heavens explain what lives on Earth and, conversely,
    • the secrets of the Earth explain the secrets of the heavens.
    • explains what happens here on earth in the plants, animals and,
    • earth — Earth explains the heavens. You have heard me explain
    • herself beautiful. She must appear beautiful to herself so that she
    • this to enter into the course of Earth evolution, Ahriman must act: he
    • authority upon which one swears. And now something emerges that is
    • Then some celebrity or other appears to defend the matter in question,
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    • our entire body will be the head we bear in our next incarnation. The
    • received on Earth; it is for perceiving the  I  of
    • The sense of hearing, or tone: This sense cannot be misunderstood.
    • distinguishes the sense of hearing, the sense of warmth — which
    • example, that would correspond to them as the ear corresponds to the
    • sense of hearing or the eye to the sense of sight — it makes no
    • we encounter is the bearer of an  I : We see it
    • — we deduce that what is approaching us is the bearer of an
    • and hear sounds with our ears. Without a doubt, we perceive it.
    • independently of seeing or hearing the person; it does not depend on
    • our drawing any conclusions, any more than seeing or hearing depend on
    • drawing conclusions. Apart from the fact that we hear someone speak,
    •  I , as the eyes perceive colours and the ears
    • with regard to the life you bear within you. Your whole organism is
    • of another if we did not bear life in the way that we do. Here I am
    • to which we are bearers of life. And it is the life we bear within us,
    • the physical organism that bears the life within us, that is the organ
    • for hearing includes more than physiology usually includes, it is
    • of warmth only appears to be spread over the whole organism.
    • am not speaking about our ability to hear the tones, but about our
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    • human development when they are displaced and appear where they are
    • not supposed to appear. So it is also easy to imagine that when, as we
    • development depends precisely upon learning to maintain our
    • and not just the passage of years. This is related in many ways to
    • clear terms in the Bible. One only has to turn to the Bible. There you
    • This depends, by and large, on forces the Sun gives to the Earth. But
    • Earth. But, taken in the first place as a physical body, it is the Sun
    • that makes it possible for us to live as physical men on the Earth.
    • appearance as a member of the human race. This oldest of the powers
    • old verses had learned them from old traditions. And if you had asked
    • inspirations that descended to Earth from the spiritual world were
    • The heralds of modern materialism appeared a short time after the
    • beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. In earlier times, speech
    • become non-entities. I made this clear when I said that people claim
    • And learning to see through these idols is to provide the salvation of
    • make its appearance in the world in accordance with the rightful
    • also the practical details of what more or less appears to be a
    • materialistic paradise on earth? In any case, it was essential to
    • ideals that belong together, and so it is that they appear in the
    • One needs to see clearly that words can be employed differently
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    • III. The metamorphoses of the Earth. The prototypes of created types.
    • IV. The hierarchies of our solar system and the kingdoms of the earth
    • V. Human development during the incarnations of our Earth. The kingdom
    • evolution upon earth
    • influence. Death as the bringer of life. The Earth becomes a new Sun.
    • of the Christ-light and its reflection in the earth's periphery as a
    • XIV. The Earth as the body of Christ and as a new centre of light. The
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    • My Dear Friends,
    • year was a custom to which a large portion of aspiring humanity
    • a June festival which coincided with the time of the year when the
    • increase on earth. To our European ancestors this June festival
    • appeared as a gradual withdrawal and disappearing of the God Baldur
    • next few days, bearing upon this most important event in the evolution
    • Jesus Himself, we clearly realize that the division of chronology into
    • epochs before and after His appearance upon earth is not without good
    • which this teaching has been heard for centuries recognized the same
    • of comprehending it. Then there appeared the Word made Flesh as a Man
    • appearance of Christ upon earth are at pains to explain the real
    • describe what actually appeared in Jesus of Nazareth. The author of
    • appeared when, through the Baptism of Christ Jesus by John the
    • We find it clearly indicated that Jesus of Nazareth was the son of
    • Thus, the Individuality who is the bearer of Christ, indeed, the whole
    • upon earth, there must be some connection between this same Christ
    • the fact that in each human soul something exists which directly bears
    • decay. We see how the flowers blossom and wither, and how the year's
    • the ages, the proverb ‘Constant dropping wears a stone’ points to a
    • are aware that though a man's eyes, ears, and other senses do not
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    • results of his own independent research. Thus, no statement is made in
    • lived on earth?’ ‘Most certainly I was there!’ is Jacob Boehme's
    • is a positive hindrance to occult research. When we have reached a
    • earth's evolution, of which there are no tradition or documents
    • following main points. The human race living upon earth has its origin
    • in the form of a spiritual being; he was present in the earliest ages
    • gradually and by degrees developed upon earth. Eventually men had to
    • earth. What were these hindrances?
    • life upon earth. To render this evolution possible, certain human
    • than a spark. They are nearer to the divine being which man is
    • his fellows. We see how already certain learned men begin to regard
    • extent, and in earlier centuries to a greater extent, though this
    • faculty had become a mere shadow of Atlantean and early post-Atlantean
    • disappeared among men. Nevertheless there were always isolated
    • Let us take the time of Buddha's appearance among the people of
    • ancient India. Nowadays the appearance of Buddha (especially in
    • being came to earth as a premature birth. It often happens that a
    • his eyes and directed them to the four cardinal points of the earth
    • Buddha, the last incarnation which I must live on this earth.’
    • To the eye of the seer, human evolution does not appear as the level
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    • derived from spiritual science will have heard facts relating to the
    • must be clear on one point. In the present stage of human evolution,
    • appearance of a plant, in fact must necessarily be a plant. Man,
    • man, as he appears to us in the interval between evening, when he
    • Ego. From this it is clear that other beings are at work in the sphere
    • night the bearer or temple of higher astral and Ego beings, which
    • There is much to be learnt from a fact like this which, when taken in
    • It is true that the astral body and the Ego of man appear to us as the
    • physical is more perfect than the astral body. Two years ago
    • we examine man's physical body, the more wonderful it appears to us.
    • In the marvels of the human heart and the human brain we have more
    • needs of the sharpest intellect; whoever brings his soul to bear upon
    • and perfect adjustments of his heart and brain. His fondness for
    • coffee for instance) are poison and the like for the heart, thereby
    • to the wise contrivances of the human heart. Yet the heart holds out
    • worked upon long before the genesis of our earth. The theories evolved
    • incarnation to incarnation, a heavenly body such as our earth has
    • conditions. Before it became our earth, this body existed in other
    • Earth as a planetary being. Precisely as man evolves from a former to
    • his present incarnation, so too our Earth developed from the old Moon
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    • through the former incarnations of our Earth — Saturn, Sun, and
    • reached Earth evolution proper. Here there was, to begin with, a
    • Earth-plus-Moon as a coarser, denser body, and the Sun with its
    • had the Earth remained united with the lunar substances, it must have
    • all that it now harbours, was perforce ejected from Earth evolution.
    • human race dates back from the separation of the Moon from the Earth.
    • beyond the Earth watch over man's physical and etheric bodies during
    • day. In the first place, however, in order to understand clearly the
    • full importance of the Moon's exit from Earth evolution, we must
    • spiritual beings bearing the name of ‘Thrones’, in the sense of
    • the second incarnation of the Earth as ‘Sun’. The human beings again
    • came forth and other spiritual beings appeared on the scene. These
    • most concerned in further developing what reappeared as the physical
    • The vegetable kingdom appeared for the first time on the Moon; but a
    • mineral kingdom, a solid earth from which all things grow, did not yet
    • When the evolution of the old Moon was completed, Earth evolution
    • the Earth. The germ of the earlier kingdoms, both animal and plant,
    • reappeared on the Earth, and finally (while the Moon and its substance
    • still formed part of the Earth) the mineral kingdom appeared in
    • foundation it provided, that the Earth became hardened, parched, and
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    • same in size and form. The human head, especially, as it appears to
    • earth evolution there were periods in which the human etheric body by
    • our Earth was united with Sun and Moon. At that point man had arisen
    • once more out of the earliest germ which comprised physical, etheric,
    • and astral bodies; he appeared, so to speak, in his first earthly form
    • — the only one possible to him while the Earth still contained
    • both Sun and Moon. This period of Earth evolution, which man
    • Sun is preparing to quit the Earth; when the beings who cannot abide
    • the grosser substance of the Earth separate from the latter with the
    • age. Then comes the time in which the Earth is still united with the
    • souls abandoned the Earth, upon which only stunted human forms
    • ‘Lemurian’ age. The separation of the Moon from the Earth took place
    • had their foundation upon the earth. The mineral kingdom needed but
    • added on earth. But at the time of the Moon's exit from the Earth, man did
    • as it were, to the Earth's crust. The water became clear and the air
    • Lemurian and early Atlantean times. Few human beings, as I said, had
    • the desire to descend to the Earth. Down below forms of every
    • hand, the other soul-beings who united themselves thus early with the
    • behind in their development. The animals nearest to man came into
    • unwilling to wait; they sought the bodies on Earth too early and
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    • We said yesterday that mankind had great leaders even in that early
    • it became still more indistinct, indeed it disappeared altogether. On
    • the other hand he could clearly see what we must describe as the
    • consciousness of himself to an increasing extent, and learnt more and
    • to the cooperation of the other soul. When we look back to the early
    • those who had transferred the scene of their activity from the Earth
    • water, vast upheavals gradually changed the whole face of the Earth.
    • learning stored in the astral body must work upon the pupil so deeply,
    • through certain feelings and emotions evoked by that learning, that
    • consisting not of study and learning, but of that which we call
    • is then in a death-like condition. Everything that had been learnt by
    • In the earliest period of post Atlantean civilization, there was a
    • Earth and conquer the physical plane. Could you behold that India of
    • Rishis must appear nonsense or folly; for people cannot bring
    • be some who were desirous of conquering the kingdom of the Earth. A
    • for those who, not content to hear from the initiates that there is a
    • and dreariness became the lot of the soul upon leaving the physical
    • culture, had made the Earth something altogether remarkable, but the
    • approached the Earth by degrees. We have seen that in the days of
    • bush and in the fire on Sinai. Gradually He entered the Earth-sphere
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    • will be clear to us inasmuch as we explain the nature of the baptism
    • ordinary everyday consciousness. We have heard how the old initiation
    • spiritual beings of older times, who were connected with the Earth
    • Moses, had united Himself with the Earth. The old spiritual world out
    • and for which the ancient Indian people yearned — the gods of old
    • God who had dwelt remote from the Earth, waiting that He might appear
    • or even earlier. He had been led to the knowledge of the old divine
    • enters the school of Hebrew occultism. What he learnt here enabled him
    • to say: ‘The gods I once knew were united with the Earth before the
    • who is now approaching the Earth.’ The initiate thus learnt to
    • in water by John, but he learnt thereby that he was connected as an
    • themselves in former incarnations to learn from individual
    • upon Earth through Christ.
    • The world will learn to do so in time, and only then reach a full
    • process then presses into the human physical body. When tears flow,
    • shedding of tears. In our day when, we may say, everything spiritual
    • of fear or terror. I may say at once that it would not be difficult to
    • produced by a psychic-spiritual experience — fear or terror.
    • psychic-spiritual processes. In the same way, the welling up of tears
    • presses out the tears, and that the individual, feeling the tears
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    • with the evolution of the Earth. Thenceforward its influence in
    • earthly evolution is such that man is today as powerfully affected by
    • it as, in earlier days, by that procedure which, as we have seen,
    • learn from the Gospel itself that Christ had associated with Lazarus
    • 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
    • years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth was the Logos, the eternal
    • understood in our time that a man in his thirtieth year could be so
    • We learn from the Akashic record that, having reached his thirtieth
    • year, the personality whom we know as Jesus of Nazareth was so far
    • They relate the last three years of the life of Christ Jesus,
    • earlier history, which, in the sense of the Akashic record, is the
    • (the difference of a few years does not matter) Jesus of Nazareth was
    • high degrees of initiation in earlier incarnations, and had gained a
    • that he who appeared in Jesus of Nazareth had gone through various
    • earlier incarnations in various parts, and we are led back to the time
    • when this bearer of the later name ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ had attained,
    • physical — for His life and work upon Earth. All that we think
    • astral body. It is the bearer of all this. For thirty years Jesus of
    • he had experienced and assimilated in earlier incarnations. In what
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    • those parts of the Gospels which appear to confirm the facts
    • previously ascertained and verified by clairvoyant research. But
    • 3. The sign given in the healing of the man 38 years in his infirmity,
    • heard that human consciousness has undergone a change in the course of
    • was the natural human disposition. A man did not only hear the
    • when the Christ-impulse has entered into every human heart. When love
    • the appearance of intellect and sagacity, which of course were also
    • disappeared. It was a gift peculiar to the peoples of ancient times,
    • being gifted with the power of Christ might appear among men. Those,
    • one will be surprised to hear that precisely psychic influence was
    • incarnated in an earlier life in ancient Persia; that the same
    • — that is, we must first learn to read them. Why are we told, for
    • learn the deeper significance of the miracles later), that the
    • marriage took place at ‘Cana in Galilee’? Search as we will, there is
    • Father Abraham are One!’ which gave life to everything which appears
    • act of disappearing.
    • suffice; it would require several years. Such a detailed exposition of
    • science, ‘near marriage’. The explanation of the near marriage lies in
    • spiritual scientific research — namely, the power to exercise
    • appearance but according to their significance to him and their manner
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    • words: When Jesus of Nazareth had reached about the thirtieth year of
    • lived repeatedly on earth, had risen higher and higher in each
    • Jesus of Nazareth had reached about the thirtieth year of his age, his
    • Being who had never before descended to earth nor passed through
    • could only be found in the universe beyond our earth. At the Baptism
    • dwelt therein for a space of three years in order to accomplish in
    • evolution of the earth. Is it not natural to believe that the less
    • acknowledge that the human soul comes to Earth for the purpose of
    • what may seem repellent at first sight, comes to appear perfectly
    • therefore always remember that, whatever we may have already learnt,
    • could one recognize this in his appearance, could one see this in
    • such vision; to the rest he usually appeared as an ordinary,
    • of the earth, either among the initiated or the uninitiated, who could
    • over the bony structure itself. As a result, there once lived on earth
    • evolution of the Earth. The sum of everything that man has undergone
    • evolution of the Earth as an evolutionary law over which he could by
    • rest of the human organism were so perfect at the beginning of Earth's
    • higher form, at the end of Earth's evolution; but no vestige of
    • Earth's evolution would be carried over into the future, if the bony
    • death in a physical sense. Hence He who was to conquer death on Earth
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    • clear to you that, in accordance with spiritual scientific research,
    • new departure to the whole evolution of our earth. We found that,
    • indicated that in waking condition man appears to clairvoyant
    • makes him an individual being here upon Earth and establishes his Ego
    • etheric body an astral body. The astral body is the bearer of ideas,
    • ‘From my father I have my stature and life's most earnest conduct;
    • would have become of the human race had Christ not appeared upon the
    • Earth?
    • Christ appeared.
    • together, would have gradually disappeared from the earth; the
    • of some millennia before the appearance of Christ were to be compared
    • of love. In what light therefore must the future have appeared to an
    • upon the earth will usurp the place of love.’ And this would indeed
    • earthly evolution in the vision of a prophetic seer; a vision which
    • unite them spiritually, as earthly evolution proceeds. All the strife
    • shadowy clairvoyance. This faculty disappeared little by little. But
    • humanity on earth will present the spectacle depicted by certain
    • clearly showed this to be true. They also knew the fate in store for
    • clear understanding of the relation of the physical body and Ego to
    • on the physical plane, he bears within him the maternal element, the
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    • disappearance of that continent inhabited by the human race before the
    • earlier portion, produced a humanity which, as regards the soul, was
    • clairvoyance, but not as yet the faculty of clear, distinct self- or
    • learns to distinguish himself from outer objects. Let us picture to
    • was safeguarded against this illusion, for his observation clearly
    • into him through eyes, ears, and so on, and he knew that if he were to
    • with increasing clearness. But things do not come all at once in the
    • earliest post-Atlantean times clairvoyance was an ordinary human
    • research. In these places certain persons were thrown into abnormal
    • blood. In early times, as we know, ‘near’ (consanguineous) marriage
    • ‘From my father I have my stature and life's most earnest conduct;
    • human being bears in his own etheric body the legacy of the maternal
    • other words, the blood, the bearer of inherited maternal qualities,
    • human blood underwent a change incapacitating it from being the bearer
    • bearer of egoism — that is, of a quality which leads to isolation
    • pursue its course until the end of earth evolution. For this reason an
    • clearly indicated what would have been the fate of this old oracular
    • I have already indicated that in early Atlantean times the connection
    • early Atlantean times we find the human etheric head largely extending
    • disappeared far more rapidly; there would have been no remnants of it
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    • evolution of man upon our earth was borne in upon our souls. Now every
    • super-sensible regions to our earth; that He had been seen in the Sun
    • the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know that the events upon our earth,
    • our earth; whereby our earth was placed in a centre of equilibrium
    • activity to the sun, it was necessary that the earth should be
    • separated from the sun. On the other hand, had the earth remained
    • all its substances and beings, was separated from the earth. By these
    • upon mankind, at the end of earth evolution, a state resembling
    • There was a time, therefore, in which sun, moon, and earth formed one
    • earth and moon still united. The present moon then separated, leaving
    • the earth to be the scene of human evolution. This was in the ancient
    • phase of the earth's evolution the forces of the sun and moon worked
    • upon the earth from outside; this lasted from Atlantean times till our
    • own day. Let us now consider the further course of earth's evolution,
    • upon this point in the evolution of our earth.
    • should appear to man, not in its true form, but as though it were only
    • themselves to us in the physical world. We must learn to say to
    • affect us, are false; we must learn to see behind the external
    • appears to us in the outer world is false, an illusion, maya.’ What is
    • this event? It is death. When it appears to us in the outer physical
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    • To the unprepared it may well appear strange that, yesterday, the name
    • that the form in which death appears to man in the physical world is
    • appear subject to death, cannot present its true form; it cannot truly
    • Before our earth could come into existence, it was necessary that an
    • earlier, super-physical world should densify to physical matter or
    • substance, in an earthly sense. Hence it was possible for the outer
    • On ancient Saturn there was as yet neither air, nor water, nor earth;
    • equally the case. On the Earth, Creation for the first time burst
    • the Moon from the Earth was taking place — that period of which
    • expelled, the Earth would have become a waste. But the human race had
    • He had to clothe himself in a material body of earthly, physical
    • earliest stage, then, of Atlantean evolution there were also beings
    • third of the Atlantean period) when the physical matter of the earth
    • see. These withdrew from the earth and became invisible to that sight
    • with which man beheld the things of the earth. Through the Luciferic
    • restricted their activity to the earthly sphere. Here they seek to
    • Earth by the other, higher beings whose scene of activity was to be
    • physical matter, for here alone could man learn to address himself as
    • illusion or maya, man would never have learnt to address himself as
    • than to preserve all beings on Earth in that form in which they are
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    • lived in the soul of the answerer. A pedantic rearrangement of the
    • gentlemen. Today we will add to what we have heard on previous
    • only in the last sixty years. Last year, in 1921, we could have
    • have celebrated sixty years later, was an important scientific
    • discovery. It is only in the last fifty or sixty years that this
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • substance, especially at the time before the child has learned to
    • speak. As the infant gradually learns to speak, more and more small
    • words, the left cerebral convolutions in the child who has learned to
    • Clearly, this
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • “mush,” as I described it. The more the child learns not
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • move your lips. When you were a child, you had to learn this through
    • how children initially learn to speak. They learn to speak only
    • through imitation. They learn to speak, to move their lips, by
    • through their eyes or any other organ, especially the ears. In other
    • from the ears — the stream of the nerves.
    • the ears and the eyes. In other words, blood and nerves together
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    • lived in the soul of the answerer. A pedantic rearrangement of the
    • gentlemen. Today we will add to what we have heard on previous
    • only in the last sixty years. Last year, in 1921, we could have
    • have celebrated sixty years later, was an important scientific
    • discovery. It is only in the last fifty or sixty years that this
    • convolution because it is located near the temple. Well now, in every
    • substance, especially at the time before the child has learned to
    • speak. As the infant gradually learns to speak, more and more small
    • words, the left cerebral convolutions in the child who has learned to
    • Clearly, this
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • “mush,” as I described it. The more the child learns not
    • (“bee”). Gradually, as you know, they also learn to utter
    • move your lips. When you were a child, you had to learn this through
    • how children initially learn to speak. They learn to speak only
    • through imitation. They learn to speak, to move their lips, by
    • through their eyes or any other organ, especially the ears. In other
    • from the ears — the stream of the nerves.
    • the ears and the eyes. In other words, blood and nerves together
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    • indeed clear and striking. He assigns to music a quite special place
    • bearable. Pervading everything in the world is a blind, unconscious
    • all its manifestations, with a restless yearning for something higher.
    • Why does music speak so intimately to the heart, and so widely, and
    • why is its influence so powerful, even in early childhood? For answers
    • to the physical world appears as a densification, a crystallisation,
    • stage learns to extend his consciousness over those parts of the night
    • sound. The disciple acquires the capacity to hear spiritually; he
    • hears sequences and combinations of sounds which are not audible to
    • the physical ear.
    • One must not think that when a man enters this world and hears its
    • and it is then possible to hear also the ground-tones of the physical
    • the hearing of spiritual music during the night. But the relation of
    • the physical realm, where everything we see and hear is outside
    • Ether-body and astral body bear witness in their own being to the
    • the arts, and to say that the composer discerns with his spiritual ear
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    • indeed clear and striking. He assigns to music a quite special place
    • bearable. Pervading everything in the world is a blind, unconscious
    • all its manifestations, with a restless yearning for something higher.
    • Why does music speak so intimately to the heart, and so widely, and
    • why is its influence so powerful, even in early childhood? For answers
    • to the physical world appears as a densification, a crystallisation,
    • stage learns to extend his consciousness over those parts of the night
    • sound. The disciple acquires the capacity to hear spiritually; he
    • hears sequences and combinations of sounds which are not audible to
    • the physical ear.
    • One must not think that when a man enters this world and hears its
    • and it is then possible to hear also the ground-tones of the physical
    • the hearing of spiritual music during the night. But the relation of
    • the physical realm, where everything we see and hear is outside
    • Ether-body and astral body bear witness in their own being to the
    • the arts, and to say that the composer discerns with his spiritual ear
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    • Several years have passed since a small group of young people entered
    • as hearers of what the Society gives, but brought to it those thoughts
    • their age. This small group, which met in Stuttgart a few years ago,
    • justified, which cannot be expressed quite clearly.
    • was felt by a very small number forty years ago, and was then hardly
    • something different. That wears off, balances itself out. The youth
    • From many sides I have heard this answer to the burning question of
    • was something among younger people, however radical they appeared,
    • We hear it said that at the turning-point from the nineteenth to the
    • has yet appeared does not disprove it; men are accustomed to the old
    • It appears sometimes in grotesque forms. I will tell you of a little
    • “experience.” It is not in their dictionaries and can appear
    • appeared to me quite in accordance with Karma that the two movements
    • youth movement in the first months of this year. There are reasons for
    • me will know that I am not at all inclined to boast. But when I heard
    • that the young people should speak out clearly and frankly. A number
    • quite clearly. Our civilisation, in losing the spirit, has lost
    • different from the demands brought by those who came down earlier. Why
    • earthly existence one passes through much in the spiritual world which
    • passed through on earth. Earthly life should not be undervalued.
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    • Several years have passed since a small group of young people entered
    • as hearers of what the Society gives, but brought to it those thoughts
    • their age. This small group, which met in Stuttgart a few years ago,
    • justified, which cannot be expressed quite clearly.
    • was felt by a very small number forty years ago, and was then hardly
    • something different. That wears off, balances itself out. The youth
    • From many sides I have heard this answer to the burning question of
    • was something among younger people, however radical they appeared,
    • We hear it said that at the turning-point from the nineteenth to the
    • has yet appeared does not disprove it; men are accustomed to the old
    • It appears sometimes in grotesque forms. I will tell you of a little
    • “experience.” It is not in their dictionaries and can appear
    • appeared to me quite in accordance with Karma that the two movements
    • youth movement in the first months of this year. There are reasons for
    • me will know that I am not at all inclined to boast. But when I heard
    • that the young people should speak out clearly and frankly. A number
    • quite clearly. Our civilisation, in losing the spirit, has lost
    • different from the demands brought by those who came down earlier. Why
    • earthly existence one passes through much in the spiritual world which
    • passed through on earth. Earthly life should not be undervalued.
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • is living in his seeing; he hears and at the same time something is
    • living inwardly in his hearing; instead of living only in the stomach
    • or on the tongue, it lives now in the eye and in the ear. The
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • somewhat different. They are nearer to life-processes, but not as
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • expression in the ordinary earthly world, in an artistic way
    • sense as ordinary earthly perception is. Particular senses enter into
    • description which is intended to inform us about the appearance of
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • is living in his seeing; he hears and at the same time something is
    • living inwardly in his hearing; instead of living only in the stomach
    • or on the tongue, it lives now in the eye and in the ear. The
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • somewhat different. They are nearer to life-processes, but not as
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • expression in the ordinary earthly world, in an artistic way
    • sense as ordinary earthly perception is. Particular senses enter into
    • description which is intended to inform us about the appearance of
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    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • learn what he is to create from the material itself, and from the
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
    • was clear to him that to understand the human being in his development
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • enter into earlier conditions in man's history. It would really be
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • nourishment into my body, What is out there, what eyes see and ears
    • hear, I then carry within me as a mental picture; what is out there as
    • confirmed by ordinary scientific research, you can maintain your daily
    • he would have to learn that Spiritual Science says, in a way that
    • In our time threefold man is put together in an unclear, chaotic way,
    • your lungs and heart, instead of with the stomach. Man is healthy only
    • to ask the heart and lungs to think and eat, as it is to ask an
    • heart. Things in life do work together, but they work together in the
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • calls the earnestness of life a game, in his sense of the word, for
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • learn what he is to create from the material itself, and from the
    • and later disappear altogether. You can see that he never reached the
    • was clear to him that to understand the human being in his development
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • enter into earlier conditions in man's history. It would really be
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • nourishment into my body, What is out there, what eyes see and ears
    • hear, I then carry within me as a mental picture; what is out there as
    • confirmed by ordinary scientific research, you can maintain your daily
    • he would have to learn that Spiritual Science says, in a way that
    • In our time threefold man is put together in an unclear, chaotic way,
    • your lungs and heart, instead of with the stomach. Man is healthy only
    • to ask the heart and lungs to think and eat, as it is to ask an
    • heart. Things in life do work together, but they work together in the
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • calls the earnestness of life a game, in his sense of the word, for
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • greater darkness; we have no clearer grasp of its real content than we
    • One thing is usually quite disregarded, my dear friends, in our time
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • the third to the beginning of the twenty-first year, and so on. All
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • observe it, just as clearly perceptible as the change at puberty is
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • 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,
    • Yes, my dear friends, we continually undergo experiences which strike
    • 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
    • that have survived from earlier times, when Man lived in more
    • brought to expression in poems of earlier ages, where a destiny that
    • Over his heart she struck amain,
    • “My son so dear, and loved so well,
    • At early dawn, at break of day,
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    • greater darkness; we have no clearer grasp of its real content than we
    • One thing is usually quite disregarded, my dear friends, in our time
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • the third to the beginning of the twenty-first year, and so on. All
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • observe it, just as clearly perceptible as the change at puberty is
    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • 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,
    • Yes, my dear friends, we continually undergo experiences which strike
    • 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
    • that have survived from earlier times, when Man lived in more
    • brought to expression in poems of earlier ages, where a destiny that
    • Over his heart she struck amain,
    • “My son so dear, and loved so well,
    • At early dawn, at break of day,
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    • quite clear from his famous conversation with Schiller. Schiller
    • appearance in space of the life of ideas, and this life of ideas
    • and colour which there appear. And it is the same when the Sun sets in
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • the heavens. But we must learn to think of the Sun in the light of
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • deeper feeling for Nature. The experience is not nearly as vivid as it
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • from the Sun enable the human being to become the bearer of an Ego. We
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
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    • quite clear from his famous conversation with Schiller. Schiller
    • appearance in space of the life of ideas, and this life of ideas
    • and colour which there appear. And it is the same when the Sun sets in
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • conditions. Everyone is familiar with the appearance of luminous,
    • the heavens. But we must learn to think of the Sun in the light of
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • deeper feeling for Nature. The experience is not nearly as vivid as it
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • from the Sun enable the human being to become the bearer of an Ego. We
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
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    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • things are not yet entirely clear to science today, but from what is
    • already clear it can be said that a crystal of common salt is
    • the realm of the sense-perceptible. A human eye or ear on the other
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • form — the inner form for instance of an eye, or of an ear
    • us with our senses; nor can we say this of the human ear. Rather must
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • super-sensible world. We must realise that a human ear, for example, is
    • the task of physically hearing the sounds and notes within the
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • the human ear. Passing inward through the auditory canal you come to
    • inner ear, of the configuration of which I shall not speak in detail.
    • are. For this is how it appears when illuminated with anthroposophical
    • the inward portion of the inner ear, and which science calls the
    • stapes or stirrup, appears in the light of spiritual science as
    • appears as a transformed knee-cap. Finally, that which passes from the
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    • THE EAR
    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • things are not yet entirely clear to science today, but from what is
    • already clear it can be said that a crystal of common salt is
    • the realm of the sense-perceptible. A human eye or ear on the other
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • form — the inner form for instance of an eye, or of an ear
    • us with our senses; nor can we say this of the human ear. Rather must
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • super-sensible world. We must realise that a human ear, for example, is
    • the task of physically hearing the sounds and notes within the
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • the human ear. Passing inward through the auditory canal you come to
    • inner ear, of the configuration of which I shall not speak in detail.
    • are. For this is how it appears when illuminated with anthroposophical
    • the inward portion of the inner ear, and which science calls the
    • stapes or stirrup, appears in the light of spiritual science as
    • appears as a transformed knee-cap. Finally, that which passes from the
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    • spoken about during these years, this is in itself something that
    • years old.
    • If a teacher makes a mistake while teaching a 10 or 12 year old, then,
    • they are so gripped by what they hear that their attention will really
    • Now if you think, my dear friends, that neglect of these matters
    • school. For what you do at this earlier age works into their later
    • world-interest is not aroused in the 15 or 16 year old. If they learn
    • what one learns through astronomy and astrophysics today, if they cram
    • It cannot be said often enough that in the years between 14 and 18 we
    • — to such a terrible extent appears for the most part only in
    • Naturally we must look not at appearances but at reality. It is
    • importance and, in considering the high school years, should be taken
    • into the most earnest consideration.
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    • spoken about during these years, this is in itself something that
    • years old.
    • If a teacher makes a mistake while teaching a 10 or 12 year old, then,
    • they are so gripped by what they hear that their attention will really
    • Now if you think, my dear friends, that neglect of these matters
    • school. For what you do at this earlier age works into their later
    • world-interest is not aroused in the 15 or 16 year old. If they learn
    • what one learns through astronomy and astrophysics today, if they cram
    • It cannot be said often enough that in the years between 14 and 18 we
    • — to such a terrible extent appears for the most part only in
    • Naturally we must look not at appearances but at reality. It is
    • importance and, in considering the high school years, should be taken
    • into the most earnest consideration.
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    • the less important New Year's Festival and the extremely important Feast of
    • are actually available. You have heard of Hatha-Yoga, Rajah-Yoga, and other
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • I hope that this is clear.
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • but it will now be clear to you why the aim of the Freemasons is to work in
    • begun to attach such value to the human name; in earlier epochs, more
    • effects. And this brings us to the heart of the matter. The fact that some
    • for himself immortality. The rule is therefore clear and unambiguous: As
    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • is learning to read and write. To begin with, all the accessories are
    • alternate between these two processes. When you see, hear, smell or taste,
    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
    • able to picture, more clearly than was possible when I spoke of the things
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
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    • the less important New Year's Festival and the extremely important Feast of
    • are actually available. You have heard of Hatha-Yoga, Rajah-Yoga, and other
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • question is one of earning his living. Whatever men do in business merely
    • I hope that this is clear.
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • but it will now be clear to you why the aim of the Freemasons is to work in
    • begun to attach such value to the human name; in earlier epochs, more
    • effects. And this brings us to the heart of the matter. The fact that some
    • for himself immortality. The rule is therefore clear and unambiguous: As
    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • is learning to read and write. To begin with, all the accessories are
    • alternate between these two processes. When you see, hear, smell or taste,
    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
    • able to picture, more clearly than was possible when I spoke of the things
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
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    • pre-earthly life and the life after death. First, a condition like a
    • are reflected during sleep. As we work on earth with nature's forces,
    • cosmos towards the earth, through the region of the stellar forces.
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    • “And now, my dear friends, after these explanations permit me to
    • My dear friends, the fact is that since the building of the Goetheanum
    • simply be discontinued without damage. And it is this, my dear
    • heartfelt gratitude that in this very country individual friends have
    • are profound and heartfelt, and I know that many of our friends have
    • this Anthroposophical Movement, which has been active these last years
    • Therefore, my dear friends, I cannot but tell you what is at stake.
    • you that, even here in Holland, the dear friends present today are
    • have made their appearance. And these, my dear friends, are well
    • there is no center. But for this center the right heart is lacking
    • Goetheanum. But the right heart for this is really lacking, my dear
    • instances become characteristic, my dear friends, that people cannot
    • The warmth of heart dies out. And then come those worries. And, in
    • view of the seriousness of the matter, my dear friends — why
    • carelessly. It requires years of research before one arrives at the
    • science; on the other hand, my dear friends, new cares spring up
    • as bearer of the Anthroposophical Movement, is a reality built on firm
    • This is highly essential, my dear friends. It is greatly to be desired
    • it has in many instances disappeared from their consciousness. And I
    • I am saying this for the reason, my dear friends, that you may find
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    • existence that remain unconscious during earth life: those states of
    • existence in pre-earthly life and the life after death.
    • physical body affords, and to bear that anxiety in the soul which is
    • we bear while asleep, and they express themselves as religious
    • this state of sleep the human being has a different appearance
    • the soul has then sufficient strength to bear the sensation of being
    • the influence of what earlier, more sincere, religious times meant to
    • diseases in the near future as a consequence of this irreligion.
    • no bearing upon the physical! Its relation is not such that
    • beings, we say that inside of us are our lungs, our heart, our
    • solar system, we do not bear it directly within us, not the planetary
    • compared with our physical size in the daytime. We do not bear within
    • they might be able to bear this splitting of the soul and that the
    • Christ Being through the Mystery of Golgotha here on earth. The
    • Now, my dear friends, for the one who has insight into these different
    • You can see, my dear friends, that, as I briefly describe to you the
    • life between death and a new birth. If we look into pre-earthly life
    • beings in a very early state of pre-earthly existence. We see
    • beings, fully conscious — in fact with a much clearer and more
    • earth — surrounded by divine-spiritual Beings, by the
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    • streaming into her heart, for she has no attention to spare
    • throughout her slumber. And she hears the youth who, born out
    • very different in appearance from that which purely physical
    • race. I appear to thee now just as a human soul would appear,
    • attached to one another in the ear. This is my last tiny
    • over here all that men learn during physical life yonder
    • attachment to the earth!”
    • of everything in the earth's evolution. Wert thou to intrude
    • desire” by those who on earth describe the appearance
    • — also very different in appearance from that which
    • earth. But mankind tore the last of my offspring from me and
    • earthly form, for she had been asleep but a little while, she
    • consciousness, and another spirit figure drew near which
    • their sense of being alive, as long as they are on earth,
    • Earth, the body she remembered and which appeared to her here
    • talent. And by doing so she endowed mankind upon the earth
    • world of imagination. A figure now drew near concerning which
    • it appears here, does not exist on the physical plane.
    • can only appear as scattered fragments which come up
    • me. They have only been able to tear me to pieces. From me
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    • streaming into her heart, for she has no attention to spare
    • throughout her slumber. And she hears the youth who, born out
    • very different in appearance from that which purely physical
    • race. I appear to thee now just as a human soul would appear,
    • attached to one another in the ear. This is my last tiny
    • over here all that men learn during physical life yonder
    • attachment to the earth!”
    • of everything in the earth's evolution. Wert thou to intrude
    • desire” by those who on earth describe the appearance
    • — also very different in appearance from that which
    • earth. But mankind tore the last of my offspring from me and
    • earthly form, for she had been asleep but a little while, she
    • consciousness, and another spirit figure drew near which
    • their sense of being alive, as long as they are on earth,
    • Earth, the body she remembered and which appeared to her here
    • talent. And by doing so she endowed mankind upon the earth
    • world of imagination. A figure now drew near concerning which
    • it appears here, does not exist on the physical plane.
    • can only appear as scattered fragments which come up
    • me. They have only been able to tear me to pieces. From me
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    • were not to appear in constantly new forms. The form is the revelation
    • lecture on Theosophy and Darwin** we heard of the diverse forms
    • In which the civilisations of mankind have come to expression. We heard
    • thing is clear: he is not of the opinion that there dwells within the
    • In Darwinism, as we heard, Western science succeeded in grasping the
    • form which is everywhere brought into prominence. Western researchers
    • about life is expected from scientists, we hear the words:
    • the nearer an object is the more complex are its outlines and
    • appears to him unknowable because it is not simple, while what la
    • because its very remoteness from him makes it appear simple*
    • clear to you when you knowingly experience the life of the soul, when
    • ear to the utterances of your soul. Let not the forms engross you,
    • from outside, but lets that which arises in his heart, that which the
    • complex existence which all the time is trying to learn something new.
    • bearer of the future ideal of culture. It is there that he sees the
    • Thus Tolstoy himself bears witness to life that is evolving, that is
    • dogmatist, who speaks only about the ancient wisdom without ears or
    • that we shall live it, and learn to understand what is round
    • inner, divine nature, without losing his bearings in the chaos of the
    • personality appears to them to consist in the gratification of its
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    • were not to appear in constantly new forms. The form is the revelation
    • lecture on Theosophy and Darwin** we heard of the diverse forms
    • In which the civilisations of mankind have come to expression. We heard
    • thing is clear: he is not of the opinion that there dwells within the
    • In Darwinism, as we heard, Western science succeeded in grasping the
    • form which is everywhere brought into prominence. Western researchers
    • about life is expected from scientists, we hear the words:
    • the nearer an object is the more complex are its outlines and
    • appears to him unknowable because it is not simple, while what la
    • because its very remoteness from him makes it appear simple*
    • clear to you when you knowingly experience the life of the soul, when
    • ear to the utterances of your soul. Let not the forms engross you,
    • from outside, but lets that which arises in his heart, that which the
    • complex existence which all the time is trying to learn something new.
    • bearer of the future ideal of culture. It is there that he sees the
    • Thus Tolstoy himself bears witness to life that is evolving, that is
    • dogmatist, who speaks only about the ancient wisdom without ears or
    • that we shall live it, and learn to understand what is round
    • inner, divine nature, without losing his bearings in the chaos of the
    • personality appears to them to consist in the gratification of its
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    • mystic absorption that appeared in the Middle Ages between
    • appears as a light so faint that most men do not even notice
    • research calls for a conscious and controlled development of
    • thus the beginning of true higher spiritual research that
    • Mysticism, therefore, appeared as a sort of first step to
    • mysticism thus appears to us, particularly as the result of
    • spiritual research. Indeed, how could it be otherwise? After
    • associated particularly with the appearance of egoistic
    • thing as fear or anxiety of something that is to happen
    • experiences fear or anxiety it shows by the reality of its
    • past experiences has made us what we are, and we bear within
    • This will lie as clearly before us as memory can make it.
    • Then we shall be able to compare this clear vision with our
    • deal at once with the feelings of fear and anxiety, hope and
    • overcome the feeling by asking itself clearly how it can make
    • only to remember that feelings and sensations, fear and
    • forth. If we look to the future with fear and anxiety, we
    • not alter it by fear or anxiety. We should wait for it,
    • coming events with fear and anxiety. These only restrict our
    • and devotion, we draw near to it in fruitful hope and make it
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    • mystic absorption that appeared in the Middle Ages between
    • appears as a light so faint that most men do not even notice
    • research calls for a conscious and controlled development of
    • thus the beginning of true higher spiritual research that
    • Mysticism, therefore, appeared as a sort of first step to
    • mysticism thus appears to us, particularly as the result of
    • spiritual research. Indeed, how could it be otherwise? After
    • associated particularly with the appearance of egoistic
    • thing as fear or anxiety of something that is to happen
    • experiences fear or anxiety it shows by the reality of its
    • past experiences has made us what we are, and we bear within
    • This will lie as clearly before us as memory can make it.
    • Then we shall be able to compare this clear vision with our
    • deal at once with the feelings of fear and anxiety, hope and
    • overcome the feeling by asking itself clearly how it can make
    • only to remember that feelings and sensations, fear and
    • forth. If we look to the future with fear and anxiety, we
    • not alter it by fear or anxiety. We should wait for it,
    • coming events with fear and anxiety. These only restrict our
    • and devotion, we draw near to it in fruitful hope and make it
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • Semites) of the Fourth Root Race. We must bear in mind that to these
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • earlier times had practiced magic. From here came the teachings of the
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • secret of the Fourth Subrace was to be made. In earlier times it had
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • bringing the influence of Christianity to bear upon a new race. This
    • gave them their important impulses during the earlier
    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
    • seems to be in some doubt and appears to have been abbreviated.)
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • Semites) of the Fourth Root Race. We must bear in mind that to these
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • away and gradually disappeared. The aim of the Manu of the Fifth Root
    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • earlier times had practiced magic. From here came the teachings of the
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • secret of the Fourth Subrace was to be made. In earlier times it had
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • bringing the influence of Christianity to bear upon a new race. This
    • gave them their important impulses during the earlier
    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
    • seems to be in some doubt and appears to have been abbreviated.)
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    • influence of the Second Hierarchy and begins to see Earth life as a
    • the corresponding earthly faculty; and in the Sun sphere, while the
    • spiritual archetype of the heart is being formed, man has a growing
    • great Universe. As he now gradually approaches Earth, his spiritual
    • consciousness, which has been clear and vivid, begins to fade and is
    • side, he feels himself one with the Earth and with the whole Cosmos.
    • To Inspired perception the metals within the Earth reveal the Soul of
    • the Earth, the metal ores become for man cosmic memories. In the
    • revealed. Man learns how the Creative Powers of the World metamorphose
    • in their interworking between Earth and Cosmos; he sees them at work
    • in the little child who is learning to walk, to speak and to think; he
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    • My dear Friends,
    • be small, I will plunge at once into the heart of the subject.
    • the Earth is no more than a speck of dust, as it were, in the Cosmos,
    • Because this conception of the Earth as a speck of dust has permeated
    • every mind and heart, men have completely lost the possibility of
    • relating the human being to what lies beyond the earthly realm.
    • speaking to them to-day in clear and unmistakable tones, urging them
    • the last few centuries, my dear friends, materialism has found its way
    • the substances and forces of the Earth. And although there are many
    • who declare that the human being is not composed entirely of earthly
    • from earthly substances; and when people declare to-day — in all
    • generally, as you know, in pathological cases that research into the
    • the appearance of disposing at the same time bit by bit of the human
    • research. Many of those who are ready to refute materialism to-day do
    • contribute towards an understanding of the human being, we shall learn
    • Earth come together to build up muscle, bone, nervous system, blood
    • has to learn as the foundation for his work of healing. Having
    • learn about the human organism, until he arrives at the point where he
    • research, — so good indeed that the scientific lecturers are
    • we turn from these achievements of genuine and scholarly research and
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    • My dear Friends,
    • We must, however, be clear from the outset that it is really quite
    • shadow-picture; it is, nevertheless, clear and very impressive. The
    • man still “wears” as it were, even after he has passed
    • which, to begin with, bears some resemblance to the physical form of
    • kind of physiognomy makes its appearance. But this physiognomy is the
    • will not have the same appearance as a good man. A man who has made
    • strenuous efforts during his life on Earth will not look the same as
    • appearance within the spirit-form after death and reveals whether the
    • being between birth and death — most clearly of all from the
    • very great deal. Much can also be learned by studying the forms
    • read from the appearance assumed by the arms and hands.
    • everything becomes physiognomy. After death the human being wears his
    • they meet there other human beings with whom, in earthly life, they
    • have had a companionship of spirit, mind and heart. And no pretence is
    • whom destiny has in any way connected them in the last earthly life,
    • — or in any other earthly life. They learn to know one another
    • been speaking. Life consists, in this period, in learning to know
    • become such a “physiognomy” learns to know the Beings of the
    • Among them are, for example, some who on Earth would have preferred to
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    • My dear Friends,
    • way in which man, here on Earth, is related to Beings and forces
    • belonging to worlds beyond the Earth. Then, in the second lecture we
    • bear this in mind in connection with all the descriptions I shall now
    • earthly life, a good man or a bad man, a wise man or a fool. These
    • thinking by which men set so much store on Earth, is by no means
    • the phenomena of the material world. It is only on Earth that there
    • to us with the very act of perception. Here on Earth we evolve
    • and planets of our system reveal to sense-perception on Earth is
    • gathered together in diverse ways at the places where the stars appear
    • that every year the Moon is coming nearer to the Earth. Most people
    • the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and passed out into
    • the Cosmos. It is therefore only in the course of Earth evolution that
    • Teachers who lived among men in very ancient times of Earth evolution.
    • was given long since to men on Earth by these great, superhuman
    • Teachers. For the first Teachers of the human race on Earth were not
    • evolution than man, and in the Mysteries they appeared not in physical
    • Teachers left the Earth and passed out into the Cosmos — to the
    • is reflected thence to the Earth from the forces of the Cosmos is
    • in itself — as it were, soft and pliable. He draws near to the
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    • My dear Friends,
    • earthly lives has been adequately presented in such a book as
    • For the early stages of study, that is quite true, but you
    • go further in our study we have constantly to bear in mind the oneness
    • however, we must not omit to make clear. We are taught in physics that
    • which has been acquired here on Earth. Science has derived this
    • knowledge from the Earth; and if the figures which apply to gravity
    • and light in the immediate environment of the Earth have to be
    • that only so long as we remain in the actual environment of the Earth
    • we are away from the Earth. When the astronomer or astro-physicist
    • the Earth, the weight of a stone in that nebula far away in the
    • says: Here on Earth things present such and such an aspect, but out in
    • the cosmos they are in reality quite different. On Earth we see the
    • Moon as it appears in the sky. In reality the Moon is a cosmic colony
    • transformed into the head of the next earthly life. It must of course
    • of return we shall hear later on; at this point we will consider the
    • you how man wears a physiognomy which expresses his good and bad
    • Spheres. He hears, in cosmic harmony and cosmic melody, the meaning,
    • spiritual faculties we possessed during earthly existence, we can
    • reminiscent of the form we bore in earthly existence has by this time
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    • My dear Friends,
    • A study of man as he is on Earth presents an aspect in relation to his
    • super-sensible world, and let them light up again in our hearts in
    • connection with the sojourn of man on Earth.
    • Let us think, to begin with, of man as he is here in earthly life,
    • occasion of our earthly joy and happiness and also of our earthly
    • still in earthly life. Such a feeling can never be the final
    • majesty of the earthly life of the senses. Wonderful, full of poetry
    • reason. The impressions that come to man through his eyes, ears and
    • — you draw near to the world of Imagination, when, that is, as a
    • silicious rock appears to us with the transparency of glass. We feel
    • uniting with it. Here, at the outermost surface of the Earth, by a
    • whole Earth's surface. It is as though our eyes were sending out rays
    • to feel ourselves one with the whole Earth. When we have this
    • in the following words. “Thou, O Earth, art not alone in the
    • World-All! Thou, O Earth, together with me and all the other beings
    • the Earth separated from the rest of the Universe. We see the Earth as
    • in heart and soul by what they read. But the truth contained therein
    • least begun to learn, through spiritual knowledge, in how real a sense
    • man can become one with the Earth and thereby one with the Cosmos.
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    • approaching us from a distance. He comes nearer and nearer, and
    • when he is quite close it appears that he is preparing to make
    • other man comes still nearer and the harmless instrument which
    • have given rise to the anxiety, fear and terror, then something
    • the waters bear him to the surface and make him free again. The
    • the dream. But when we reach a stage where the appearance of
    • eyes are used to perceive light and colour, the ears to hear
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • Inspirational consciousness, but let us make it quite clear
    • pictures begin to appear in this world through which human
    • appears which can be called the harmony of the spheres, cosmic
    • consciousness the clearest and most definite things of all,
    • remains hidden, but so appears to the consciousness of
    • pictures, alternately appearing and disappearing, the cosmic
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
    • we learn to know our destiny, our karma. We can learn to know
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • into this sleep their Angel appeared and raised them out of it
    • of sleep, but not out of the third. Before the appearance of
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    • approaching us from a distance. He comes nearer and nearer, and
    • when he is quite close it appears that he is preparing to make
    • other man comes still nearer and the harmless instrument which
    • have given rise to the anxiety, fear and terror, then something
    • the waters bear him to the surface and make him free again. The
    • the dream. But when we reach a stage where the appearance of
    • eyes are used to perceive light and colour, the ears to hear
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • Inspirational consciousness, but let us make it quite clear
    • pictures begin to appear in this world through which human
    • appears which can be called the harmony of the spheres, cosmic
    • consciousness the clearest and most definite things of all,
    • remains hidden, but so appears to the consciousness of
    • pictures, alternately appearing and disappearing, the cosmic
    • conception. We learn to know how we have lived between death
    • we learn to know our destiny, our karma. We can learn to know
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • into this sleep their Angel appeared and raised them out of it
    • of sleep, but not out of the third. Before the appearance of
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    • science. As a preparation, you have heard the logic lectures
    • learnt to know the concept itself as something, which is
    • origin. That is best made clear by a shadow picture. The
    • a complete conceptual world, because he has of course learnt
    • thinking men are in general quite unclear as to this. When I
    • tried to make clear the self-constructiveness of the concept
    • through the fields on a September day, we hear a rustling a
    • shall probably go straight to the spot in order to learn what
    • from the description given here. When I hear a noise, I first
    • reflect further, hears just the noise and is satisfied with
    • that. But my reflection makes it clear to me, that I have to
    • it becomes clear that every concept contains in itself
    • clear concept of the NICHTS.
    • of what we have learned as content of the concept. We must
    • concept of ERSCHEINUNG (appearance or phenomenon), the
    • the WESEN. We distinguish between the outer appearance and
    • ERSCHEINUNG, so that the appearance itself contains the
    • otherwise than by thinking therein of APPEARANCE penetrated
    • working concept, we come here to objectivity. As appearance
    • objective appearance and contains the subjective within
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    • science. As a preparation, you have heard the logic lectures
    • learnt to know the concept itself as something, which is
    • origin. That is best made clear by a shadow picture. The
    • a complete conceptual world, because he has of course learnt
    • thinking men are in general quite unclear as to this. When I
    • tried to make clear the self-constructiveness of the concept
    • through the fields on a September day, we hear a rustling a
    • shall probably go straight to the spot in order to learn what
    • from the description given here. When I hear a noise, I first
    • reflect further, hears just the noise and is satisfied with
    • that. But my reflection makes it clear to me, that I have to
    • it becomes clear that every concept contains in itself
    • clear concept of the NICHTS.
    • of what we have learned as content of the concept. We must
    • concept of ERSCHEINUNG (appearance or phenomenon), the
    • the WESEN. We distinguish between the outer appearance and
    • ERSCHEINUNG, so that the appearance itself contains the
    • otherwise than by thinking therein of APPEARANCE penetrated
    • working concept, we come here to objectivity. As appearance
    • objective appearance and contains the subjective within
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    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • complicated process than for the ordinary consciousness it appears to
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • music, which comes from the region of the organs of hearing; the
    • Thus when we proceed further inwards from the senses there appears to
    • the ears of our fellow men, is as if transformed, turned inwards
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • many years ago. In the periodical, Luzifer Gnosis, it is
    • an appearance, and its true inner reality must be sought. This reality
    • who for the earth has died. For this being no longer has physical ears
    • — and physical ears would be needed.
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • or evil earthly man, as earthly man living in truth or in error. But
    • We get nearer and nearer to a real picture of this Being. Just as one
    • co-operation of Beings — presenting then an unreal appearance to
    • unclear vision. Just as in the unreal grey cloud the gnats are the
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    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • complicated process than for the ordinary consciousness it appears to
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • music, which comes from the region of the organs of hearing; the
    • Thus when we proceed further inwards from the senses there appears to
    • the ears of our fellow men, is as if transformed, turned inwards
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • many years ago. In the periodical, Luzifer Gnosis, it is
    • an appearance, and its true inner reality must be sought. This reality
    • who for the earth has died. For this being no longer has physical ears
    • — and physical ears would be needed.
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • or evil earthly man, as earthly man living in truth or in error. But
    • We get nearer and nearer to a real picture of this Being. Just as one
    • co-operation of Beings — presenting then an unreal appearance to
    • unclear vision. Just as in the unreal grey cloud the gnats are the
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    • number of years required for the Vernal Point to return to its
    • the subject I shall speak about today. We all know that as earth-men
    • we bear within us the physical body and etheric body, the astral body
    • and ego. Each of the two beings I have referred to bears within him
    • know moreover that man is to undergo further development. The earth as
    • will follow that of our earth. The Life-Spirit will attain full
    • the divine-Spiritual Beings whom we have learnt to know as the Higher
    • etheric body, astral body and ego. We already bear the germ of the
    • of the soul embedded in the earthly body, there is a purer part
    • outside, soaring above man's head, in appearance like a star, and which
    • for we can learn much from that; it teaches us what is by no means
    • to meet who could not bear each other: — an extreme case, but
    • becomes more clearly visible to clairvoyant vision. So that not only
    • astral light of the head. This then, my dear friends, — which is no
    • universal human love for all humanity, such phenomena appear. At such
    • times the astral body in the vicinity of the head becomes clearly
    • people, who are nearer to the life of nature, and who go to bed with
    • the year. I must here call attention to various things I have already
    • year. When the sun develops its greatest heat, man is much more
    • the earth — with the whole Spiritual environment. Thus the
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    • number of years required for the Vernal Point to return to its
    • the subject I shall speak about today. We all know that as earth-men
    • we bear within us the physical body and etheric body, the astral body
    • and ego. Each of the two beings I have referred to bears within him
    • know moreover that man is to undergo further development. The earth as
    • will follow that of our earth. The Life-Spirit will attain full
    • the divine-Spiritual Beings whom we have learnt to know as the Higher
    • etheric body, astral body and ego. We already bear the germ of the
    • of the soul embedded in the earthly body, there is a purer part
    • outside, soaring above man's head, in appearance like a star, and which
    • for we can learn much from that; it teaches us what is by no means
    • to meet who could not bear each other: — an extreme case, but
    • becomes more clearly visible to clairvoyant vision. So that not only
    • astral light of the head. This then, my dear friends, — which is no
    • universal human love for all humanity, such phenomena appear. At such
    • times the astral body in the vicinity of the head becomes clearly
    • people, who are nearer to the life of nature, and who go to bed with
    • the year. I must here call attention to various things I have already
    • year. When the sun develops its greatest heat, man is much more
    • the earth — with the whole Spiritual environment. Thus the
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    • for the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland. Ten years
    • later, a tragic fire destroyed the nearly completed building. In
    • It is important to bear in mind that the meditation is
    • instruments of will, which bear him through the world of space. It is
    • giving and receiving. The legs meet earth, and as they walk in the
    • of earthly life be traced, but that a vertical direction should be
    • great truth which is heard in the East, heard in the West, heard in
    • the North, heard in the South. Those locations must not be conceived
    • also in the pulsating of heart and lungs, the middle region. In this
    • passing years, the great epochs. It will breathe with oceans, winds,
    • heart's unsullied feeling, the union of the higher self with the I of
    • united Himself with earthly destiny, and He now moves horizontally
    • within the earth-sphere bestowing grace so that human beings may rise
    • Through the sacrifice of the Christ — His union with earthly
    • in the limbs and in the throb of heart and lungs (will and feeling),
    • had learned to ask the appropriate question out of the depths
    • spiritual being, mankind will grow in spiritual stature, and earthly
    • earthly existence. Utter debasement was rampant and the corrupt
    • This day-Light began to stream into human hearts, for
    • for simple shepherds whose hearts held innocent love, as well as for
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    • Which bear you through the world of space
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it!
    • You live in the heart-lung throbbing,
    • For there reigns the Christ will in the earth-sphere
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it.
    • This hear the Spiritual Beings in East, West, North,
    • May human beings hear it.
    • Into earthly life-stream.
    • The simple shepherd-hearts,
    • Our hearts
    • From hearts found
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    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • You live in the heart-lung-beat
    • For the will of Christ reigns in the earthly sphere
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • What will be heard in the heights;
    • In East, West, North, South hear this:
    • May men hear it too.
    • Into earthly evolution;
    • The poor shepherd hearts
    • Our hearts —
    • Our hearts beget,
    • years later, and after both versions have been published in book
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    • a 7-years' cycle in the life of the German Section we may do well to
    • from the beginning of the century until the years 1911 or 1912, Dr.
    • play, and after 7 years our striving in a sense turns back again to
    • If you look back a little at the work we have done in these 7 years,
    • In the first years of our work in the German Section we so to speak
    • laid the foundations. What we did in the first four years was to
    • years and has enabled the Movement to progress in the right way. If
    • you look back you will see that the last three years have brought
    • to establish the connection with what was done in the first four years
    • happened in the first four years. You will be able to convince
    • bear written upon their hearts the absolute necessity of acquiring for
    • early days. It is really impossible for them to co-operate without
    • What is here meant will be clearer if I put the question in another
    • result of spiritual research and clairvoyant consciousness? Could one
    • Now it is of course true that one who hears of such things and is not
    • things as the result of spiritual research appeals for blind
    • “fear” had any meaning at all in this connection, then one
    • could say that the research of Spiritual Science might perhaps really
    • feel fear of an inexact examination; but it could never fear
    • of clairvoyant research. And here we come to a matter of which we
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    • a 7-years' cycle in the life of the German Section we may do well to
    • from the beginning of the century until the years 1911 or 1912, Dr.
    • play, and after 7 years our striving in a sense turns back again to
    • If you look back a little at the work we have done in these 7 years,
    • In the first years of our work in the German Section we so to speak
    • laid the foundations. What we did in the first four years was to
    • years and has enabled the Movement to progress in the right way. If
    • you look back you will see that the last three years have brought
    • to establish the connection with what was done in the first four years
    • happened in the first four years. You will be able to convince
    • bear written upon their hearts the absolute necessity of acquiring for
    • early days. It is really impossible for them to co-operate without
    • What is here meant will be clearer if I put the question in another
    • result of spiritual research and clairvoyant consciousness? Could one
    • Now it is of course true that one who hears of such things and is not
    • things as the result of spiritual research appeals for blind
    • “fear” had any meaning at all in this connection, then one
    • could say that the research of Spiritual Science might perhaps really
    • feel fear of an inexact examination; but it could never fear
    • of clairvoyant research. And here we come to a matter of which we
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    • has evolved from that earlier state of clairvoyant consciousness. With
    • eyes and ears. Although modern scholarship knows little of the
    • often heard how man to-day can be led to the Initiates, how his
    • in Initiation, the senses — feeling, hearing and so on —
    • sound come to our outer eyes and ears, was called “Hu”
    • first time is clearly emphasised. Let me explain this principle by
    • whole man. Think of the most important organs, the heart, the stomach
    • earth. Consciousness of personality is a keynote of all European
    • those who were initiated could readily misuse what they learnt in
    • of spiritual forces and those who have learnt to use them can also
    • by the people. Much that we hear of the Mysteries to-day, although not
    • an earthly body among men. And the Initiates realised that all that
    • he learnt of the Mystery of Golgotha. This historic Mystery was
    • as Hu and Baldur, had come to earth as Christ. But they said among
    • when the path to Initiation is trodden in full earnest and not
    • light-heartedly. In true Initiation it is as if a man's organisation
    • feeling and willing are not clearly separated, when a man sets out on
    • able or ripe enough to bear this separation of his being, will not
    • of this ether-body and its organs, is the Swan who bears Lohengrin
    • The soul on earth who experiences a new impulse through Initiation is
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    • has evolved from that earlier state of clairvoyant consciousness. With
    • eyes and ears. Although modern scholarship knows little of the
    • often heard how man to-day can be led to the Initiates, how his
    • in Initiation, the senses — feeling, hearing and so on —
    • sound come to our outer eyes and ears, was called “Hu”
    • first time is clearly emphasised. Let me explain this principle by
    • whole man. Think of the most important organs, the heart, the stomach
    • earth. Consciousness of personality is a keynote of all European
    • those who were initiated could readily misuse what they learnt in
    • of spiritual forces and those who have learnt to use them can also
    • by the people. Much that we hear of the Mysteries to-day, although not
    • an earthly body among men. And the Initiates realised that all that
    • he learnt of the Mystery of Golgotha. This historic Mystery was
    • as Hu and Baldur, had come to earth as Christ. But they said among
    • when the path to Initiation is trodden in full earnest and not
    • light-heartedly. In true Initiation it is as if a man's organisation
    • feeling and willing are not clearly separated, when a man sets out on
    • able or ripe enough to bear this separation of his being, will not
    • of this ether-body and its organs, is the Swan who bears Lohengrin
    • The soul on earth who experiences a new impulse through Initiation is
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    • as to appreciate anthroposophical truths bearing on the more obvious
    • case of theological research, faith limited itself to what it was thought
    • How did the historical research of the nineteenth century examine the
    • Gospels? Regarded purely externally how do they appear? If taken like
    • it must be allowed that everything which the earnest and diligent
    • research of the nineteenth century collected out of the Gospels
    • crumbled away through the presentation of the kind of research brought
    • years ago in my work,
    • the beginning of the human race up to the time when Christ appeared in
    • clearer the more men grasp the conception of the cosmos as presented
    • writers, Plato, Aristides, Plutarch and Cicero. Here we must be clear
    • was transformed in his feelings and impressions. What to-day appears
    • near with reverential awe to what could approach him. Consequently his
    • preparation was not one of learning; it was a gradual and radical
    • has lived through what these disciples experienced can himself bear
    • Evolution of the Universe so that it might draw near to God and those
    • said that historical research verily proves that what has just been
    • research shows that it did so in its very essence at the time ascribed
    • the method of drawing nearer to the Universe through scientific
    • human evolution makes it clear that the entire consciousness has
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  • Title: From Jesus to Christ (single lecture)
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    • as to appreciate anthroposophical truths bearing on the more obvious
    • case of theological research, faith limited itself to what it was thought
    • How did the historical research of the nineteenth century examine the
    • Gospels? Regarded purely externally how do they appear? If taken like
    • it must be allowed that everything which the earnest and diligent
    • research of the nineteenth century collected out of the Gospels
    • crumbled away through the presentation of the kind of research brought
    • years ago in my work,
    • the beginning of the human race up to the time when Christ appeared in
    • clearer the more men grasp the conception of the cosmos as presented
    • writers, Plato, Aristides, Plutarch and Cicero. Here we must be clear
    • was transformed in his feelings and impressions. What to-day appears
    • near with reverential awe to what could approach him. Consequently his
    • preparation was not one of learning; it was a gradual and radical
    • has lived through what these disciples experienced can himself bear
    • Evolution of the Universe so that it might draw near to God and those
    • said that historical research verily proves that what has just been
    • research shows that it did so in its very essence at the time ascribed
    • the method of drawing nearer to the Universe through scientific
    • human evolution makes it clear that the entire consciousness has
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    • The early Christian Gnosis possessed a far deeper and
    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • described by historical research as ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’
    • him for the three years after the Baptism of John had not previously
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • complete disappearance of any true conception of the Christ —
    • century, research into the life of Jesus was substituted for an
    • ancient Christology. It was research that grew more and more
    • achieved by this really serious research into the life of Jesus.
    • external, materialistic research. He will further realise that the
    • be justified by external, materialistic research. Not that the
    • only so, but research into these things has recently taken quite
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • Nazareth by philological research into biblical and other documents,
    • ‘man’ Jesus of Nazareth. Thus external research was
    • materialistic research: ‘You are wrong if you believe that
    • this is the same age and the same kind of research that can see no
    • research? He has become a poetical image, a figure that has only
    • historical research the Christ has become an imaginary God. To put it
    • bluntly, we may say: Historical research has here arrived at
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    • The early Christian Gnosis possessed a far deeper and
    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • described by historical research as ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’
    • him for the three years after the Baptism of John had not previously
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • complete disappearance of any true conception of the Christ —
    • century, research into the life of Jesus was substituted for an
    • ancient Christology. It was research that grew more and more
    • achieved by this really serious research into the life of Jesus.
    • external, materialistic research. He will further realise that the
    • be justified by external, materialistic research. Not that the
    • only so, but research into these things has recently taken quite
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • Nazareth by philological research into biblical and other documents,
    • ‘man’ Jesus of Nazareth. Thus external research was
    • materialistic research: ‘You are wrong if you believe that
    • this is the same age and the same kind of research that can see no
    • research? He has become a poetical image, a figure that has only
    • historical research the Christ has become an imaginary God. To put it
    • bluntly, we may say: Historical research has here arrived at
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    • either of clear or vague premonitions, in various domains of modern
    • to clear away the above-mentioned objection.
    • would-be learned gentleman remarked: “Goethe was really a Mystic,
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • the depths of existence with a light as radiant and clear as that of
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • mathematical concepts. Men must have patience to find their bearings
    • which its melodies and tones can be heard. We are surrounded by worlds
    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • into his heart.”
    • The study of Mysticism carries us back to very early stages in the
    • centres were temples as well as institutes of learning and they
    • with their eyes, they also heard with their ears. Wisdom was presented
    • such a way that men's hearts and souls were attuned to piety and
    • artists: Shakespeare and Beethoven. He saw in Shakespeare the
    • in the depths of the heart but do not pass over into deed. And then he
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays which gave him the impression: There
    • human heart which acts as a mediator, something that cannot pass over
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    • either of clear or vague premonitions, in various domains of modern
    • to clear away the above-mentioned objection.
    • would-be learned gentleman remarked: “Goethe was really a Mystic,
    • to-day we hear it said in academic circles: ‘To such and such a point
    • clear cognition can attain; from that point onwards, however, we grope
    • the depths of existence with a light as radiant and clear as that of
    • ideas and conceptions of a Mystic can be as lucid and clear as
    • mathematical concepts. Men must have patience to find their bearings
    • which its melodies and tones can be heard. We are surrounded by worlds
    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • never be defined in clear, hard-and-fast terms, for once again they
    • into his heart.”
    • The study of Mysticism carries us back to very early stages in the
    • centres were temples as well as institutes of learning and they
    • with their eyes, they also heard with their ears. Wisdom was presented
    • such a way that men's hearts and souls were attuned to piety and
    • artists: Shakespeare and Beethoven. He saw in Shakespeare the
    • in the depths of the heart but do not pass over into deed. And then he
    • passages in Shakespeare's plays which gave him the impression: There
    • human heart which acts as a mediator, something that cannot pass over
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • sharply defined, clear-cut concepts. But these concepts were
    • research and investigation, albeit those who stood wholly within the
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • cannot be said to rule or direct the other Ideas. All Ideas bear a
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • We learn, then, that by the time of Plato and Aristotle, wisdom was
    • of Ammonius Saccas. How did the world appear to the soul of
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • year the cycle is repeated. If these Powers alone held sway, there
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • more hours in the year. And these hours are directed by forty-two
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
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    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • sharply defined, clear-cut concepts. But these concepts were
    • research and investigation, albeit those who stood wholly within the
    • Aristotle, and the kind of knowledge that made its appearance about
    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • cannot be said to rule or direct the other Ideas. All Ideas bear a
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • We learn, then, that by the time of Plato and Aristotle, wisdom was
    • of Ammonius Saccas. How did the world appear to the soul of
    • cycle, repeated visibly in the Sun, repeats itself every year. But the
    • year the cycle is repeated. If these Powers alone held sway, there
    • would be three hundred and sixty days in a year. But there are, in
    • hundred and sixty. The five remaining days in the cosmic year which
    • more hours in the year. And these hours are directed by forty-two
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
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  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • renounced. During the past years, we have been involved in the
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • heart of one who is able to look into these mysteries, is the fact
    • important events of the past years have literally been slept away!
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • great importance to this mystery, but to-day it is necessary to bear
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • past four or five years, can send a great truth trickling into
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • should, learn to consider his life between birth and death as a
    • should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of to-day talk
    • civilised world, during the past four or five years. Many people have
    • searched for the cause of these happenings; many have accused one
    • the past four or five years resembles the waves Of the sea,
    • The forces of humanity had been stirred up from year to year.
    • years and one could say: Something which has the nature of elemental
    • A clear view of
    • The armed contest of the past four or five years is only the
    • these, battles. In the near future, the East and the West threaten to
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    • fact which is clearly evident to the clairvoyant power. Humanity
    • renounced. During the past years, we have been involved in the
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • heart of one who is able to look into these mysteries, is the fact
    • important events of the past years have literally been slept away!
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • great importance to this mystery, but to-day it is necessary to bear
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • past four or five years, can send a great truth trickling into
    • events of the past four or five years have taken, had the human
    • should, learn to consider his life between birth and death as a
    • should be grasped clearly. You know that the religions of to-day talk
    • civilised world, during the past four or five years. Many people have
    • searched for the cause of these happenings; many have accused one
    • the past four or five years resembles the waves Of the sea,
    • The forces of humanity had been stirred up from year to year.
    • years and one could say: Something which has the nature of elemental
    • A clear view of
    • The armed contest of the past four or five years is only the
    • these, battles. In the near future, the East and the West threaten to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • appearance, which can be perceived through the physical senses and
    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • Form, This is a most significant fact, which we must bear in mind.
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • with an Ego, we must bear in mind that it has received a certain
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • way as to become a bearer of the Ego. Together with the Ego, the
    • now has and which is in keeping with the fact that it is the bearer
    • Bear in mind, for instance, the description contained in my
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
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    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • appearance, which can be perceived through the physical senses and
    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • Form, This is a most significant fact, which we must bear in mind.
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • with an Ego, we must bear in mind that it has received a certain
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • way as to become a bearer of the Ego. Together with the Ego, the
    • now has and which is in keeping with the fact that it is the bearer
    • Bear in mind, for instance, the description contained in my
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • not hear even such peculiar observations that it is not possible to
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • words which echo in our ears when the Dornach Speech Chorus declaims
    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • we must create out of full and clear consciousness, free from any
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • region of the Earth.
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • needs no human being near it or inside it; it stands there in its own
    • different. The call of a Christian church goes out to the hearts and
    • its own boundaries, to express the aspirations and searchings of
    • architectural forms of the early temples of Asia Minor were born. All
    • — that is what the early temple of Asia Minor expresses, not as
    • that early Art of Building. Man as a physical being has his spiritual
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    • words which echo in our ears when the Dornach Speech Chorus declaims
    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • we must create out of full and clear consciousness, free from any
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • always been known as Temples. You have already heard how the life of
    • region of the Earth.
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
    • columns which in themselves reveal their function as ‘bearers’
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • needs no human being near it or inside it; it stands there in its own
    • different. The call of a Christian church goes out to the hearts and
    • its own boundaries, to express the aspirations and searchings of
    • architectural forms of the early temples of Asia Minor were born. All
    • — that is what the early temple of Asia Minor expresses, not as
    • that early Art of Building. Man as a physical being has his spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Christianity in Human Evolution
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    • our existence will already have become clearer and more
    • who occupy leading places in the earth's human evolution. In
    • the course of earthly evolution we must distinguish those leading
    • above normal men, they have still followed the same path in earthly
    • appear of whom, if we make the necessary clairvoyant test, we cannot
    • The greatest avatar being who has lived on earth, as you can gather
    • Jesus of Nazareth in the thirtieth year of his life. This Being, Who
    • first came in contact with our earth at the beginning of our era, Who
    • was incarnated for three years in a body of flesh, and Who since that
    • quite in vain in an earlier human embodiment, whereas other, lower
    • incarnate repeatedly but obtain no benefit from their earthly
    • the earth. If. you want to understand these things perfectly, you
    • respect, but shall simply realize clearly that the Hebrew
    • are able to carry on occult research into such things know the
    • In the case of such a personality who is destined to be the forebear
    • Thus, the descent to earth of an avatar being is significant, among
    • into the future. We have heard that not only is the ego re-embodied,
    • history of the Hebrews actually did bear the etheric body of the
    • mission. He would, of course, be compelled to learn the language of
    • he needed only take the trouble to learn the language. In this same
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    • our existence will already have become clearer and more
    • who occupy leading places in the earth's human evolution. In
    • the course of earthly evolution we must distinguish those leading
    • above normal men, they have still followed the same path in earthly
    • appear of whom, if we make the necessary clairvoyant test, we cannot
    • The greatest avatar being who has lived on earth, as you can gather
    • Jesus of Nazareth in the thirtieth year of his life. This Being, Who
    • first came in contact with our earth at the beginning of our era, Who
    • was incarnated for three years in a body of flesh, and Who since that
    • quite in vain in an earlier human embodiment, whereas other, lower
    • incarnate repeatedly but obtain no benefit from their earthly
    • the earth. If. you want to understand these things perfectly, you
    • respect, but shall simply realize clearly that the Hebrew
    • are able to carry on occult research into such things know the
    • In the case of such a personality who is destined to be the forebear
    • Thus, the descent to earth of an avatar being is significant, among
    • into the future. We have heard that not only is the ego re-embodied,
    • history of the Hebrews actually did bear the etheric body of the
    • mission. He would, of course, be compelled to learn the language of
    • he needed only take the trouble to learn the language. In this same
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • appear upon the scene shortly before the Mystery of Golgotha such
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • Mysteries was he who evolved in his heart and soul the forces whereby
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • realm of shades” — bears witness, how deeply humanity had
    • learned to feel the estrangement of their being from the world of
    • appeared as sickness. All humanity was suffering as it were the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • by the human heart. Around us is the world of Nature, but where is
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • appear upon the scene shortly before the Mystery of Golgotha such
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • Mysteries was he who evolved in his heart and soul the forces whereby
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • realm of shades” — bears witness, how deeply humanity had
    • learned to feel the estrangement of their being from the world of
    • appeared as sickness. All humanity was suffering as it were the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • by the human heart. Around us is the world of Nature, but where is
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ
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    • It also appears as lecture 2 of 5 in the lecture series:
    • This edition is the first appearance of this lecture in English.
    • It also appears as lecture 2 of 5 in the lecture series:
    • interest for spiritual research, for it will present certain
    • earth for the whole of humanity, and also the conception concerning
    • Reincarnation, or repeated lives on earth, is also to be found in the
    • clear, Nagasena says: ‘It is thus also with all that
    • constitutes Man, and which passes onward from one earth-life to
    • Is it then the Name and Form of the self-same Being that appears
    • again in a new embodiment upon the earth?’
    • mango-tree bears a fruit. A thief comes and steals the fruit. The
    • bears the same name — it is not thy fruit!”’ And
    • then Nagasena continued: ‘It is true that it bears the same
    • is even thus with what reappears in a later life on earth in relation
    • to what was there in earlier lives. It is like the fruit of the
    • mango-tree which was planted in the earth. But only because the owner
    • had first planted the fruit in the earth was it possible for a fruit
    • him who buried the first fruit in the earth. Thus it is with man; his
    • deeds and his destiny are the fruit and the effects of his earlier
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    • This edition is the first appearance of this lecture in English.
    • It also appears as lecture 2 of 5 in the lecture series:
    • interest for spiritual research, for it will present certain
    • earth for the whole of humanity, and also the conception concerning
    • Reincarnation, or repeated lives on earth, is also to be found in the
    • clear, Nagasena says: ‘It is thus also with all that
    • constitutes Man, and which passes onward from one earth-life to
    • Is it then the Name and Form of the self-same Being that appears
    • again in a new embodiment upon the earth?’
    • mango-tree bears a fruit. A thief comes and steals the fruit. The
    • bears the same name — it is not thy fruit!”’ And
    • then Nagasena continued: ‘It is true that it bears the same
    • is even thus with what reappears in a later life on earth in relation
    • to what was there in earlier lives. It is like the fruit of the
    • mango-tree which was planted in the earth. But only because the owner
    • had first planted the fruit in the earth was it possible for a fruit
    • him who buried the first fruit in the earth. Thus it is with man; his
    • deeds and his destiny are the fruit and the effects of his earlier
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science and Speech
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    • life. Those who have knowledge will be able to learn a great deal
    • fact that man heard some external sound, either produced by animals,
    • child, who, hearing the ‘bow-wow’ of a dog, imitates this
    • be heard, to one which cannot? Max Müller, the famous
    • The fourth member of the human being has been spoken of as the bearer
    • about the fact that in his inner being man bears the intellectual, or
    • mind-soul. The intellectual soul, which is also the bearer of the
    • human beings preceding the activity of the Ego. We bear within us
    • which we can only learn to know to-day through Spiritual Science —
    • appearance from that of a man. Why is this so? It is because the
    • It may appear strange to say that spiritual activities
    • However strange it may appear, the air around us is not merely the
    • any conception of the Ego itself, but bear in mind all that has been
    • subconscious essence of man's nature. Therefore, early education
    • echo of what we have in the first place heard echoing as tone,
    • earliest beginnings of our speech arose through imitation, a
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    • It appears as lecture 2 of 9 in the lecture series:
    • life. Those who have knowledge will be able to learn a great deal
    • fact that man heard some external sound, either produced by animals,
    • child, who, hearing the ‘bow-wow’ of a dog, imitates this
    • be heard, to one which cannot? Max Müller, the famous
    • The fourth member of the human being has been spoken of as the bearer
    • about the fact that in his inner being man bears the intellectual, or
    • mind-soul. The intellectual soul, which is also the bearer of the
    • human beings preceding the activity of the Ego. We bear within us
    • which we can only learn to know to-day through Spiritual Science —
    • appearance from that of a man. Why is this so? It is because the
    • It may appear strange to say that spiritual activities
    • However strange it may appear, the air around us is not merely the
    • any conception of the Ego itself, but bear in mind all that has been
    • subconscious essence of man's nature. Therefore, early education
    • echo of what we have in the first place heard echoing as tone,
    • earliest beginnings of our speech arose through imitation, a
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    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • that the words he speaks are nearly all of them signs for things that
    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • become no more than a sign. But it is scarcely more than 1500 years
    • similar to the feeling he had when he heard the word which in those
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • the evolution of higher spiritual Beings. We need only learn how to
    • Beings, and we can arrive at a clear perception of how the continuous
    • Earth.
    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • If we go back to the earliest times of Post-Atlantean evolution, or
    • scholar and writer on the history of Art, Hermann Grimm, drew a clear
    • line of division between the Greeks and the Romans. When we learn
    • take pains to understand what we learn; but as we go back over
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    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • that the words he speaks are nearly all of them signs for things that
    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • become no more than a sign. But it is scarcely more than 1500 years
    • similar to the feeling he had when he heard the word which in those
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • the evolution of higher spiritual Beings. We need only learn how to
    • Beings, and we can arrive at a clear perception of how the continuous
    • Earth.
    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • If we go back to the earliest times of Post-Atlantean evolution, or
    • scholar and writer on the history of Art, Hermann Grimm, drew a clear
    • line of division between the Greeks and the Romans. When we learn
    • take pains to understand what we learn; but as we go back over
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    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • men in Greece who meditated upon the earliest stages of
    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • the teachings of the Gnostics, as they were called, in the early
    • existence. At this same stage, another Being appears, a Being
    • so, among those in whom these ideas lived during the early Christian
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • little resemblance to the language used in the early days of
    • during the different epochs. In an earlier age, kinship with the
    • really learn a lesson from the technique of Scholastic thought, but
    • the learning will not be of the kind that finds favour to-day. It
    • must be an active learning, not a learning that consists
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
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    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • men in Greece who meditated upon the earliest stages of
    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • the teachings of the Gnostics, as they were called, in the early
    • existence. At this same stage, another Being appears, a Being
    • so, among those in whom these ideas lived during the early Christian
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • little resemblance to the language used in the early days of
    • during the different epochs. In an earlier age, kinship with the
    • really learn a lesson from the technique of Scholastic thought, but
    • the learning will not be of the kind that finds favour to-day. It
    • must be an active learning, not a learning that consists
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • times. We have all heard of the primeval atavistic clairvoyance. For
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • elemental world, and there is a certain system which stands in a near
    • The elemental world, as I have indicated, is clearly to be perceived
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • world, we thus bear the being of the dead with us in our own
    • are by no means far away from us; they are far nearer to us than we
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • jagged sword, a spear that is shivered constantly against him.
    • If you bear all this in mind, you will say to yourself: Complicated
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • see what he may have experienced perhaps many years ago; experiences
    • the foundations of the soul. Years ago, the human being had perhaps
    • complete mistakes. Analytical psychology in its search for the
    • with us now touches our soul far more nearly than what they did in
    • parents were connected. Learning the same business, spending his life
    • than in the physical. One year of the spiritual world corresponds to
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • times. We have all heard of the primeval atavistic clairvoyance. For
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • elemental world, and there is a certain system which stands in a near
    • The elemental world, as I have indicated, is clearly to be perceived
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • world, we thus bear the being of the dead with us in our own
    • are by no means far away from us; they are far nearer to us than we
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • jagged sword, a spear that is shivered constantly against him.
    • If you bear all this in mind, you will say to yourself: Complicated
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • see what he may have experienced perhaps many years ago; experiences
    • the foundations of the soul. Years ago, the human being had perhaps
    • complete mistakes. Analytical psychology in its search for the
    • with us now touches our soul far more nearly than what they did in
    • parents were connected. Learning the same business, spending his life
    • than in the physical. One year of the spiritual world corresponds to
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    • experiencing of Imaginations. The Veil of Isis. Man to learn to lift
    • is estranged from reality. Man turned gaze to the earth and now must
    • of head knowledge into heart knowledge. Transformation of
    • substance that streams into earth and out again. Today, no relation
    • between head-man and heart-man. Mankind unable to find connection of
    • reaction between head and heart. Socialism is head knowledge and the
    • head not of this earth. A spirituality connected with the earth's
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    • active in the social life. I stated that in earlier times men were
    • the myth by Dupuis. In other places we have repeatedly for years
    • through birth into earthly existence? This question, more or less
    • years, Typhon made a revolution while Osiris was absent extending his
    • Typhon slew him and made away with the dead body. Isis had to search
    • Greeks in some way or other heard of these Egyptian stories of
    • Greek heard the name Osiris, he could picture something from it, he
    • North a hundred years after the founding of Christianity, and he
    • was Osiris. So just think: the Greeks hear that the Egyptians have an
    • grasp it much more deeply presently — if we are clear that the
    • Egyptians sought to learn of the eternal part of the human soul. They
    • through whom the Greeks learnt of Osiris, he is no longer the God of
    • better said: Gaea and Uranus. They were the earliest divine pair with
    • the Gods who meet us where actual Greek history makes its appearance.
    • of this. Greek mythology. It is not clearly enough stressed, in spite
    • there were already men upon the earth, according to the view of the
    • descendants of these earlier men. We must say then that the Greeks
    • was quite clear that they had not created him, what in general one
    • calls ‘created’, but that men were there much earlier
    • Greek was quite clear: I do not, as it were, venerate this ancestor,
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    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • perceptibility of super-earthly things. It is well to look back at
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • people remembered that it had been so earlier. They said — and
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • been a time in which men on earth lived in Imaginations. And this
    • described by saying: Osiris lived upon earth. Lost and slain had been
    • of the full moon rising in Taurus at a definite point of the year in
    • which Osiris has vanished from the earth, that is, in which he was no
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • ages when Imaginative clairvoyance prevailed on earth conditions
    • slain, she departed on a search for the dead body. She found it at
    • taken, not from animal or earthly forms, but from the
    • lately in our minds, I might say: You have heard in the
    • Such signs as the signs of the earliest writing were held to be holy.
    • Imaginations, the ancient picture-script disappeared and there arose
    • this that humanity has to look back to earlier evolutionary periods
    • years — as you know we have already spoken of other experiences
    • years of age had Imaginations — Imaginations of spiritual
    • old times men were clear that in this way, merely through head
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    • meaning of the concepts which perhaps do not come to clear
    • them as producing through their deeds what we call earthly humanity.
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • and significant a difference that one must bear it well in mind. In
    • uniform source; they have very different origins, and we bear much
    • is directly rooted in Greek ideas. We bear much within us, especially
    • the immediate present bears much in it, that points back to the Old
    • Testament. The search of many human beings to find their right way
    • third Post-Atlantean epoch, the Egypto-Chaldean must reappear in the
    • Osiris-myth. We have seen that this early age meant to say: there
    • was able to give each piece the appearance of Osiris again. She then
    • of Scorpio, and opposite in Taurus the moon appears in the Pleiades
    • wandered upon earth. The laity looked at it as legendary. In the
    • heart, of the Egyptian. We have done so in a few characteristic
    • For, my dear friends, we will set opposite this Osiris-Isis myth
    • land of Philisterium’ not merely the very nearest environment
    • land of scientific profundity had once heard of this remarkable
    • they already were what they appeared to be. And behind the figures
    • the inscription stands clearly there, just as clearly as the
    • being had arisen with the appearance of life, but with the laws of
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    • culture, it was still plain and clear that when one spoke of
    • dear friends, into the connection of man with the whole universe, if
    • that the force which flowed through earthly life was the one which
    • early time a man who met another felt through the sensitivity of his
    • He met the other man and learnt to know him. As he breathed the air
    • in his neighbourhood, he learnt to know him. Yes, indeed, my dear
    • Think, my dear friends,
    • just as what I earlier characterized was taken in through the thorax
    • connects man more with what lies distant from the earth, with what is
    • elemental surroundings of earth withdraws, there appears the
    • body. On the one hand man's forces pass away from the earth into the
    • in man, to forces which lie between the regions of the heart and the
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
    • the earth. But think of the great revolution that now comes with the
    • heavens, he now received from the earth. This is what is shown us
    • forehead. Man can become great with this earth-culture in this fifth
    • which was brought to him from the opposite side in earlier
    • the earth into a spiritually free humanity. And at one's disposal are
    • dear friends, stands favourably for this epoch, but this must give no
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    • years go on becomes older. In a certain respect one can say that for
    • reverse path is to be attributed to mankind. During the 2,160 years
    • immediately upon the great flooding of the earth — called in
    • great difference in the first 2,160 years after the great Atlantean
    • catastrophe, which again lasted for approximately 2,160 years, and
    • year. We are now living — since the 15th Century — in the
    • year through his natural forces. It becomes more and more pressing,
    • year, are entering the twenty-sixth and so on. So that men are
    • in early youth through natural forces, if they do nothing of their
    • nineteen-year-olds and eighteen-year-olds will believe that they
    • is so proud. One cannot do enough to make oneself clear how
    • Revolution is really altogether sincere in his inmost heart. One
    • attention he set another: the appearance of that man who took the
    • Napoleon had seven years in which to grow familiar with what he later
    • looked on as his task; for twice seven years the tumult lasted that
    • he carried through Europe, and then for seven years more the
    • seven years is the career of this man.’ In a very fine way this
    • always makes an important painting after a definite number of years.
    • takes place in seven-year periods, whereas between these periods
    • 1828. But for certain reasons which will shortly be clearer to us
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    • that sounds strange at first hearing but which corresponds to a deep
    • and significant truth — namely, man wanders over the earth but
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • man as he wanders about over the earth, as a picture, as a picture
    • on earth. One must regard man quite differently.
    • though it is there less clearly shown.
    • But by employing comparisons we wish to make various things clear.
    • cosmos appears to you with all its stars, fixed stars, planets and
    • their appearance in many heads. The human head is an image of the
    • through birth, this human head is transposed to the earth, it can be
    • not get beyond certain limits. This wisdom of the head, my dear
    • learns to know the upper and the lower Gods, the Upper and the
    • dear friends, if one only looks at the part of man which I have drawn
    • which wanders visibly about on earth.
    • thing: it appears in life quite clearly. The head is the instrument
    • practically up to our twenty-eighth or twenty-seventh year, the rest
    • in his thirtieth year. To outer physical observation such a sudden
    • eighty, ninety years old. If he had still lived from thirty to ninety
    • years he would slowly have gone through, one after another, many life
    • experiences. What he would thus have experienced during sixty years
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    • heaven always differs, according to the special spot on earth and the
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • work chiefly upon the head. So that when the human head appears here
    • work, namely, that the earth is working there. In the case of the
    • my dear friends, is moreover very close to the discovery of this from
    • Spiritual Science. Natural science is very near at many points to a
    • indicated the same thing here, that natural science is very near to a
    • find water or metals under the earth by means of the divining-rod. In
    • mentioned on earlier occasions. It is not the aura of which we speak;
    • purely from researches of natural science it will be possible to
    • establish that what a man bears within him as inherited from
    • be nationalistic, my dear friends, if we were to follow our head
    • enter forthwith. Inasmuch as we are born we bear in our head the
    • their development will perhaps know that in the very early days it
    • fact that the head is mainly neutral as regards earthly conditions;
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • on to the earth out of the wide universe. If one wants to draw it
    • schematically, one can say: if the earth is here in universal space
    • in upon the earth, a fine universal substance (arrows inwards), and
    • this fine substance penetrates a little below the earth's
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    • spirit. For, as you know, my dear friends, the more thoroughly we
    • know, too, that this spiritual science, which we can now learn by
    • complete hold upon mankind, or will most assuredly do so in the near
    • the conflict become in the near future between these two directions
    • materialistic streams which will wear a spiritual mask, and it will
    • more clearly what is meant if you will now follow me in a
    • dawn, he watches how the sunshine spreads over the earth, and he
    • rays as they enchant forth life from the ground of the earth in a
    • yearly returning cycle. Or again, a man may give himself up to
    • the thought, my dear friends, of the God-willed man. We can
    • of the human ear? What are they beside the marvellous structure of
    • the human larynx, which is, in truth, like the ear, a musical
    • arouse this feeling, it is only because we have not learned to know
    • such a contemplation then the thought may indeed arise in our heart:
    • That, then, is one path, my dear
    • thy heart! How tiny and insignificant art thou, with all thou dost
    • ideals thou canst set before thee! And not to feel so, dear friends,
    • all our strength that we may learn to make moral ideals more living
    • you bear a God-like countenance! Then I look within me ... there I
    • find ideals which God has inscribed into my heart, and which it is
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    • which has become possessed of wonder, and has then learned
    • ever to arrive at Truth? If, however, we have learned that where the
    • a thought as this we learn to know the nature of the “surrender”
    • themselves tell their secrets. We have to learn to adopt a passive
    • own secrets. We will select a very clear and simple example. One man
    • succeeded in learning this “surrender,” all things in the
    • intended to represent the tones that work upon your ear, the colours
    • plants; the whole presents a general appearance of fresh green. Such
    • sees a person coming towards him wearing some startling new fashion
    • begin to look behind the surface of things, we begin to hear behind
    • the surface of things — and what we see and hear is will,
    • who has learned surrender, everything in the world of the senses is
    • And now when a man has learned
    • simple: By means of our senses. By means of the ear we acquire
    • then forms his judgments. The man who has learned surrender receives
    • gained condition of surrender, he learns how to grow together with
    • will. When we see, hear, smell, etc., then as men of surrender we
    • feel the ruling will streaming into us through our eyes and ears, we
    • physical ear is the etheric body of the ear. We are filled through
    • appearance to the ruling will. When our etheric body grows together
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    • an ego; for as we know, man as a whole, as we encounter him on earth,
    • my endeavour to make clear for you how the senses would work if no
    • seeing. In reality, however, if we go back to the beginnings of Earth
    • at a much earlier stage, and not only when the seeing has reached the
    • ear or any of his sense organs, he would perceive the ruling will of
    • it had not been for the Luciferic influence at the beginning of Earth
    • make clear to-day; I want to show you the particular and significant
    • conscious of directing his eye or his ear or some other organ on the
    • the Divine Spiritual Beings who guide Earth evolution. And these
    • happened. It is the same with the peculiar inner ear where there is a
    • kind of keyboard in the labyrinth of the ear. The etheric body has
    • able to shed tears. If you observe some one weeping, excreting from
    • on to the physical and presses out the tears from it. And it is the
    • an occult observation appear the consequences of the Luciferic
    • peculiar nature and appearance of our sense world is to be traced to
    • can perceive is no more than the external appearance. And so behind
    • You must be clear that the very thing that materialism often sees as
    • to bear it to the various organs of the body — has only come
    • That which appears to the vast majority of people who are
    • learned and known.
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    • experience comes earlier, another later. In short, what we,
    • you experience time in your own soul? Let me speak more clearly. I do
    • right back to the time which you first remember in early childhood.
    • region of ideas, in so far as they come from hearing, dwindles away
    • hears only a single note. So one can say that the soul-life opens out
    • and contraction? You will get near the reality if you consider a
    • appears as the expression of movement. You can quite exactly
    • And so, my dear friends, when we
    • Spirits of Form on the Earth, we must bear in mind the purely inner
    • of Form created man on the earth in such a way that he still has an
    • man by the Spirits of Form at the beginning of his earthly evolution.
    • And now we must at the same time bear in mind that not only we
    • my dear friends, you will perhaps say: “Yes, but we have
    • you is very nearly exactly what occult observation finds in the case
    • influences which had been brought to bear upon man. But we found
    • strange and unique appearance; you cannot compare it with anything
    • evolution on the earth, to begin with, what came from the influence
    • of the earlier hierarchies. We should have to show it in our diagram
    • appear, it is the real Man.
    • material; it appears as very fine jets or sprays of the etheric,
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    • men of earth and filled out our being, we found ourselves inevitably
    • process by which man is penetrated with earth matter. You will have
    • through Luciferic influence that we as men of earth received our
    • these sense perceptions, which belong essentially to earth, were, as
    • that the hearing we have to-day with the ear, the seeing with the eye
    • go on to show how a more inward process, namely, what appears in our
    • quite clear and present to our minds. There is no lasting and eternal
    • activities. You only need to look round a little and learn from what
    • when man develops, in the course of years, as he has occasion, a
    • the sights and sounds which penetrate then into your eye or your ear
    • matter. As man bears this system of nerves through the world it is
    • results of clairvoyant research, but because it is really
    • this way, my dear friends — take it altogether and you have, in
    • be nothing left of our earth when it came to the end of its evolution,
    • the material process of the earth and lives in the general cosmos, in
    • and spirit of the whole earth when this earth's material
    • the gate of death. Man bears his individual soul through the gate of
    • death; the earth bears over into the Jupiter-existence what has come
    • bone — that is incorporated into the earth, in order that the
    • earth may thereby continue to exist.
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    • come near to his real nature. I want now to point to one more fact of
    • of clairvoyant research, we study the whole course of man's
    • converse processes that are everywhere around him. Man learns to
    • dying away, a gradual disappearing. We perceive the things of the
    • what is in his heart and mind, but man will use the larynx to place
    • larynx is the organ of hearing. In proportion as the hearing
    • apparatus little by little disappears, in proportion as it grows ever
    • far distant past of mankind and then from what our research reveals
    • are in a position to form some conception of what the ear was once
    • man when we trace back the human ear to its original form. For in its
    • present state this hearing apparatus of ours is no more than a shadow
    • of what it once was. To-day it hears only tones of the physical
    • through the hearing; for through this hearing apparatus once flowed
    • hear earthly music with our ear, so in ancient times did world music,
    • Word. Into what we may call man's hearing in the old sense of
    • music of the spheres, just as now into our hearing flows the human
    • word and the earthly music, and within the music of the spheres was
    • the most excellent of these forms. The organ of hearing was, of
    • created — spiritually — through the organ of hearing, and
    • in the future, when he has ascended again, he will have an ear that
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    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • appears before his soul like a panorama. This period ends when the
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • himself. The etheric body bears within itself, as it were, the
    • which we continue to bear as our astral body must not be looked upon
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • we must imagine that the human being, as he appears when he is born
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
    • toward the earthly realm, toward a people, a family, and so forth. If
    • through the ego's feeling itself linked with the earth, feeling
    • itself drawn toward the earth, creates the organization from within
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • forces, one a macrocosmic and the other an earthly force, to unite.
    • alone, from the germ. He is rather the fusion of the extra-earthly
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  • Title: Lecture: The Souls Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
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    • THROUGH REPEATED EARTH LIVES
    • The Soul's Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • appears before his soul like a panorama. This period ends when the
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • himself. The etheric body bears within itself, as it were, the
    • which we continue to bear as our astral body must not be looked upon
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • we must imagine that the human being, as he appears when he is born
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
    • toward the earthly realm, toward a people, a family, and so forth. If
    • through the ego's feeling itself linked with the earth, feeling
    • itself drawn toward the earth, creates the organization from within
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • forces, one a macrocosmic and the other an earthly force, to unite.
    • alone, from the germ. He is rather the fusion of the extra-earthly
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  • Title: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • does not merely consist in the child's learning to stand
    • falling over. Thus he learns to place his body into the world; he
    • learns to control his muscles and limbs in such a way that the centre
    • significance comes to pass with the learning to walk, namely
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • the search for equilibrium. Then, out of speaking, thinking
    • connected with learning to speak. It is extraordinarily
    • during the time when, as a child, he is learning to speak; and it is
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    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • does not merely consist in the child's learning to stand
    • falling over. Thus he learns to place his body into the world; he
    • learns to control his muscles and limbs in such a way that the centre
    • significance comes to pass with the learning to walk, namely
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • the search for equilibrium. Then, out of speaking, thinking
    • connected with learning to speak. It is extraordinarily
    • during the time when, as a child, he is learning to speak; and it is
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  • Title: Address: The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethe's Work
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    • life-blood, which must, in some way as yet not clear, produce a
    • Anthroposophy if only he brings his mind to bear upon the highest
    • his mind, with the result that, in Germany, Anthroposophy may appear
    • thing will be made clear: that the source of the Anthroposophical
    • The most clear-sighted of those among whom Goethe lived
    • impartial insight to bear upon Goethe's creative power in
    • search that the inner secrets are expressed in outward
    • opinion, it was through Art that those things are to be made clear
    • appeared to him as the path of evolution leading to man. All this
    • parts: in the totality of her manifestations, you search for the key
    • It was Goethe's life-work to strive to obtain an ever clearer
    • along with her until we are weary and slip from her arms. For ever
    • meaning, which no one can learn from her by observation only
    • hearts through which she feels and speaks ... Her crown is love,
    • to be satisfied, of late years particularly, I had the peculiarity
    • however, becomes clear as soon as one starts from this basis.
    • he himself says concerning his connection with the earthly part of
    • Of earthly being they must somewhat know:
    • Between them I may learn some little; so
    • The Nature of Homunculus becomes quite clear in the light of the
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    • life-blood, which must, in some way as yet not clear, produce a
    • Anthroposophy if only he brings his mind to bear upon the highest
    • his mind, with the result that, in Germany, Anthroposophy may appear
    • thing will be made clear: that the source of the Anthroposophical
    • The most clear-sighted of those among whom Goethe lived
    • impartial insight to bear upon Goethe's creative power in
    • search that the inner secrets are expressed in outward
    • opinion, it was through Art that those things are to be made clear
    • appeared to him as the path of evolution leading to man. All this
    • parts: in the totality of her manifestations, you search for the key
    • It was Goethe's life-work to strive to obtain an ever clearer
    • along with her until we are weary and slip from her arms. For ever
    • meaning, which no one can learn from her by observation only
    • hearts through which she feels and speaks ... Her crown is love,
    • to be satisfied, of late years particularly, I had the peculiarity
    • however, becomes clear as soon as one starts from this basis.
    • he himself says concerning his connection with the earthly part of
    • Of earthly being they must somewhat know:
    • Between them I may learn some little; so
    • The Nature of Homunculus becomes quite clear in the light of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Goethe and the Evolution of Consciousness
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    • 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,
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • Faust which he had written earlier. After that journey he
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • ‘nearer’ to him; he then describes the macrocosm, in the
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • written in the year 1790, on the Metamorphosis of the Plants
    • on the basis of what we have learnt by measuring, counting and
    • search for objectivity than he is to-day. We can see quite clearly
    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • We men of modern times must learn to make a clear distinction between
    • languages. Can you imagine a young Greek being expected to learn the
    • example, taught to nearly every child to-day would have been regarded
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
    • would have been about you from early youth. — I am not quoting
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    • 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,
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • Faust which he had written earlier. After that journey he
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • ‘nearer’ to him; he then describes the macrocosm, in the
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • written in the year 1790, on the Metamorphosis of the Plants
    • on the basis of what we have learnt by measuring, counting and
    • search for objectivity than he is to-day. We can see quite clearly
    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • We men of modern times must learn to make a clear distinction between
    • languages. Can you imagine a young Greek being expected to learn the
    • example, taught to nearly every child to-day would have been regarded
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
    • would have been about you from early youth. — I am not quoting
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  • Title: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • To begin with, I want to express my heart-felt thanks for the cordial
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • modern research.
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • places of the heart.
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • early childhood undergoes many metamorphoses and that it can reappear
    • nothing else than stimuli received during childhood, appearing in a
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • The aim of anthroposophical research is to avoid both these pitfalls
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • in a few months; others again will need years. The principle,
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
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    • To begin with, I want to express my heart-felt thanks for the cordial
    • After many long years of work in this domain of knowledge, I know
    • many years have been concerned with answering this very question, you
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • to proceed hand-in-hand with everything that can be learnt from
    • modern research.
    • certain boundaries. Every scientific researcher is aware that the
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • places of the heart.
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • early childhood undergoes many metamorphoses and that it can reappear
    • nothing else than stimuli received during childhood, appearing in a
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • The aim of anthroposophical research is to avoid both these pitfalls
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • in a few months; others again will need years. The principle,
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
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  • Title: Prophecy -- Its Nature and Meaning
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    • earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy” are, of course,
    • earth.” Both sayings are illustrations of the attitude adopted
    • — it is difficult to draw a clear line between genuine research
    • comprised in the theme of prophecy as it has appeared through the
    • to know something of what earthly life in the future holds in store.
    • concerning very intimate regions of the human soul. The search for
    • with so many disappointments that earnest, serious science nowadays
    • question the authenticity of his research — that there are very
    • rising from a chasm in the earth was transported into a state of
    • procession of events on the Earth. And as the attention of modern
    • and learned scientist, was not only the discoverer of the Laws named
    • surely feel surprise when he hears the following. Keeping to
    • Kepler giving him the year of his birth and saying that he would like
    • in the year 1625 — and gave further details about Wallenstein’s
    • the year 1634 would be extremely unfavourable for Wallenstein. Kepler
    • name of an extraordinarily learned man in this sphere will at once
    • immersed himself in what the soul, the heart, the imagination can
    • at Gravelingen in the year 1558, where the French were defeated with
    • heavy loss. Another prediction, made long beforehand, for the year
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    • Words spoken by Shakespeare's
    • earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy” are, of course,
    • earth.” Both sayings are illustrations of the attitude adopted
    • — it is difficult to draw a clear line between genuine research
    • comprised in the theme of prophecy as it has appeared through the
    • to know something of what earthly life in the future holds in store.
    • concerning very intimate regions of the human soul. The search for
    • with so many disappointments that earnest, serious science nowadays
    • question the authenticity of his research — that there are very
    • rising from a chasm in the earth was transported into a state of
    • procession of events on the Earth. And as the attention of modern
    • and learned scientist, was not only the discoverer of the Laws named
    • surely feel surprise when he hears the following. Keeping to
    • Kepler giving him the year of his birth and saying that he would like
    • in the year 1625 — and gave further details about Wallenstein’s
    • the year 1634 would be extremely unfavourable for Wallenstein. Kepler
    • name of an extraordinarily learned man in this sphere will at once
    • immersed himself in what the soul, the heart, the imagination can
    • at Gravelingen in the year 1558, where the French were defeated with
    • heavy loss. Another prediction, made long beforehand, for the year
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  • Title: Lecture: Supersensible Influences: Steiner Books
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    • UNIVERSE, EARTH AND MAN
    • COSMIC WORKINGS IN EARTH AND MAN
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    • distribution. Those substances, too, which in present earth-existence
    • shapes. Earthly substances too, of course, assume the forms we know as
    • In those very early
    • some given here, we have heard about certain Spiritual Beings and of
    • historical evolution on the earth, men drew the spiritual Moon-Cosmos
    • the case today. In the earliest period of human evolution the Initiates
    • spoken could no longer be as effective as it had been in the earliest
    • day-consciousness we no longer have any dwelling-place on the earth; we
    • have regarded it as unlawful thus to influence men on earth during the
    • dwelling-place on the earth. The Initiates of these Mysteries were thus
    • the whole character of the workings of the Spiritual on the earth
    • astrology. For what the Chaldean Initiates learnt through their
    • on the earth. And so the Chaldean Initiates substituted a power of
    • dwelling places might be provided on earth for the Moon-Beings. For
    • no longer had their appointed dwelling places on the earth — for
    • Initiates, did indeed succeed in providing dwelling places on the earth
    • enticing the Moon-Spirits to come down to the earth, although according
    • the Luciferic Moon-Beings. In earlier lectures I have spoken from a
    • observations that were no longer possible in a natural way. In earlier
    • obliged to wander homeless about the earth. Under such conditions they
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    • referred to two early epochs of history (the Egypto-Chaldean and the
    • Spiritual Beings who are connected with the inbreathing. And we heard
    • spheres too, of ancient historical development. We also heard of the
    • the impression of a kind of listening, of hearing that is also
    • touching, of touching that is also hearing. Homer listens to those
    • that hearing of rhythm in the Graeco-Roman epoch of which I have spoken
    • with truth that as earlier creeds speak of a Fall into Sin, meaning a
    • the physical body to help him. In earlier periods of earth-existence,
    • perceive pre-earthly existence, and this he cannot do. He is unable to
    • perceive pre-earthly existence because he lives only in mirrored images
    • spiritual, the pre-earthly life, is contained in the substance of the
    • places on the earth, because these Moon-Spirits had, as I said
    • without whose help the Initiates on earth could do very little to
    • inbreathing of men for the spiritual guidance of earth-evolution; and
    • who will bear the impulses of their morality in their own
    • in a distant future, the physical substance of the earth disperses into
    • earth is dispersed in the universe, a new earth, a
    • shed upon words from the Gospel: “Heaven and earth will pass away
    • build the future embodiment of the earth, the Jupiter embodiment. The
    • words: “Heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not
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    • evolution of the earth through different forms, and that the Greeks, at
    • picture as clearly as possible the significance of the mummy in days
    • that could exist on earth only because the human being exists on earth.
    • name to an animal, he was conscious of hearing inwardly: This is the
    • more and more into twilight and man no longer had clear perception of
    • who spoke to him from the dwelling places provided for them on earth in
    • live on the earth because the human form was preserved by
    • research and logical deliberation would have been no use to the
    • world, had completely passed away. Indications were already appearing
    • history knows nothing, were alive all through the early Middle Ages,
    • earth. And this was provided by the mummies. Those Spiritual Beings and
    • forces which by way of the out-breathing are to bear the inner
    • man, these elementary Earth-Spirits who are to be the helpers of
    • “ether-ships” upon which the Earth-Spirits can go forth
    • And so ways and directions for the Earth-daemons have been created
    • suddenly made its appearance. For the human being cannot have knowledge
    • century there always existed, as well as these others, very earnest and
    • Angeloi who are of less interest to us on the earth but very important
    • in our pre-earthly existence. Certain Beings of the Hierarchy of the
    • occult Orders before they have come down from pre-earthly into earthly
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    • have bidden them regard the earth, the dwelling-place of man, as a
    • that exists in the cosmos is also to be found in the earth itself.
    • Looking upwards to the world of stars, we see the moon as our nearest
    • neighbour among the heavenly bodies. Think of the earth and the moon
    • circling around the earth.1 We can picture the course taken
    • by the moon as it moves around the earth and all that lies between the
    • earth and the orbit of the moon. Those who rightly understand how to
    • interpret what they find when they dig down into the earth, will say:
    • outermost layer of the earth itself.
    • planet, which together with the earth, circles round the Sun. We can
    • delicate, aeriform, etheric substance. Again a lower layer in the earth
    • Proceeding in this way we have the whole earth as a mirror image of the
    • condensed when it is found in the earth's strata. Thus at the centre of
    • the earth, the outermost periphery of the universe would be condensed
    • image, the earth, let us study the human head. The human head is formed
    • and the earth. But — so the Initiate would have said to his
    • from the earliest period of germination in the body of the mother until
    • indicating the earth in the centre and the larger circles the paths
    • around the earth of the moon and other planets with their
    • for example, upon the heart or upon some other organ of the human body.
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  • Title: Lecture: Supersensible Influences: Lecture V
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    • The Idea of Metamorphosis and the Repeated Lives on Earth
    • BEEN HEARING in recent lectures how fundamental impulses in the
    • soul. Thinking, as exercised by the human being in earthly life, is
    • what it is in earthly life, but that it is a kind of corpse in the soul
    • worlds of soul-and-spirit into physical existence on the earth. In
    • pre-earthly existence the soul was alive in the truest sense, but
    • soul-and-spirit before descending to the earth. It is simply not
    • the pre-earthly existence of man. To experience living thinking is just
    • like knowing a living human being on earth. Those who no longer
    • spiritual worlds into earth-existence, and the thinking that is a
    • Degree, and so forth. All of them are learnt, written or enacted in an
    • way described from pre-earthly into earthly existence and which, as I
    • to appear outwardly in one shape as in another. In reality there are
    • wears a green shirt and a red jacket — here there is a real
    • that the forces are, in the main, being drawn out of the earth. Here
    • the plant is drawing forces from the earth, sucking them upwards, and
    • the leaf, growing under the influence of the earth-forces, becomes
    • now said, my dear friends, you will grasp the idea of Spirit. I have
    • earth, it has absorbed the gentle sun of spring, then the full summer
    • earth and unfolds with amazing rapidity what other plants unfold
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    • eleventh century — 1096 is the year usually assigned — and
    • as a series of outer events continued until the year usually given as
    • We hear, for example, of
    • life during the time of the Crusades. We hear, too, of Orders like that
    • influences were clearly present in the life of the West.
    • We hear how Peter of
    • Europe as a pilgrim and by his fervent preaching won over many hearts
    • heart. Men felt that these sacred concerns were vitally connected with
    • ways cleared.
    • What impulses were working in the hearts and souls of Europeans at that
    • century, between the years 858 and 867. Before his inner eye, Nicholas
    • and set out in search of it. Pre-eminently, therefore, the three Magi
    • are examples of men concerned less with the earthly personality of
    • mighty impulse to the further evolution of the earth. These men viewed
    • of the earth, could be achieved with the help of this ancient
    • work through all the subsequent evolution of the earth. Men simply had
    • conveyed in clear concepts could now only be conveyed by pictures ...
    • the one and only way of salvation — and an echo of this is heard
    • characterizing this gaze upward into super-sensible, super-earthly
    • embrasures, into the hearts of men, revealing itself now here, now
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    • by what I will say tonight among hearers who are involved with
    • research!
    • will show you that the results of such a spiritual form of research
    • core, a course of development that goes through repeated earthly
    • earth. It also explains that the inner capacities that we unfold
    • prepared for ourselves during an earlier life on earth. It explains
    • moreover that everything we experience during this earthly life, all
    • spiritual world, we once more enter a new life on earth, as already
    • bearer of a super-sensible essence. This part can be perceived with
    • repeated lives on earth and experiencing the destinies mentioned
    • publications of this spiritual science even draw attention to earlier
    • conditions of human life in remote epochs of earthly existence. From
    • cosmic conditions during a time when the earth did not as yet exist
    • which existed before human life on earth began. They look at the
    • evolution of cosmic life itself, the transformation of our Earth and
    • know such things in every human heart, how does it come about that
    • precisely the most conscientious method of research seems to separate
    • which they appear finished to me, allows me to see them clearly
    • finished acts of creation and at first it appears that we cannot get
    • within us. But bearing in mind that we can only grasp something by
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    • by what I will say tonight among hearers who are involved with
    • research!
    • will show you that the results of such a spiritual form of research
    • core, a course of development that goes through repeated earthly
    • earth. It also explains that the inner capacities that we unfold
    • prepared for ourselves during an earlier life on earth. It explains
    • moreover that everything we experience during this earthly life, all
    • spiritual world, we once more enter a new life on earth, as already
    • bearer of a super-sensible essence. This part can be perceived with
    • repeated lives on earth and experiencing the destinies mentioned
    • publications of this spiritual science even draw attention to earlier
    • conditions of human life in remote epochs of earthly existence. From
    • cosmic conditions during a time when the earth did not as yet exist
    • which existed before human life on earth began. They look at the
    • evolution of cosmic life itself, the transformation of our Earth and
    • know such things in every human heart, how does it come about that
    • precisely the most conscientious method of research seems to separate
    • which they appear finished to me, allows me to see them clearly
    • finished acts of creation and at first it appears that we cannot get
    • within us. But bearing in mind that we can only grasp something by
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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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    • intellectualism, as such, has made its first appearance in the course
    • years prior to the Mystery of Golgotha, and then it has gradually
    • intellect (in Plato, this was not evident as yet) and who clearly
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • really learn a great deal in this connection, if they would train
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • scholastics it was a conceptual form with clearly defined outlines,
    • could be learnt if we would once more become acquainted with what has
    • descriptions appear to us?
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • world which appears to the external observation through the senses.
    • We should clearly
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • super-sensible contents gradually pales and disappears. Also this
    • book was published in 1855, when a clearly defined Darwinism did not
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • year 1858 was very trenchant in the more recent spiritual evolution.
    • Darwin's “Origin of the Species” appeared at that
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    • Let us once more bear
    • intellectualism, as such, has made its first appearance in the course
    • years prior to the Mystery of Golgotha, and then it has gradually
    • intellect (in Plato, this was not evident as yet) and who clearly
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • really learn a great deal in this connection, if they would train
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • scholastics it was a conceptual form with clearly defined outlines,
    • could be learnt if we would once more become acquainted with what has
    • descriptions appear to us?
    • spheres of knowledge slowly begin to appear from the fifteenth
    • world which appears to the external observation through the senses.
    • We should clearly
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • super-sensible contents gradually pales and disappears. Also this
    • book was published in 1855, when a clearly defined Darwinism did not
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • year 1858 was very trenchant in the more recent spiritual evolution.
    • Darwin's “Origin of the Species” appeared at that
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  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • nineteenth and early twentieth century have become great. It was
    • decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century.
    • peculiar phenomenon then appeared in the history of civilisation;
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • Haeckel could be clearly distinguished from the others, but the
    • younger men (nearly all of them were unsalaried lecturers, but in
    • we bear in mind this phenomenon and its connection with the
    • fear and tremble for the future of humanity. I have described this to
    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • might say: These impulses of feeling appear in the most
    • say should be borne in mind very clearly.
    • bear within them unconsciously. But within the metabolic part of man,
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the East and asserting itself over a great part of the earth. This is
    • reproach, if we bear in mind the moral conceptions of the nineteenth
    • have, for instance, heard Avenarius at Zurich, or Mach's pupil,
    • can, of course appear to the head as altogether clean, bourgeois
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    • decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century.
    • peculiar phenomenon then appeared in the history of civilisation;
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • Haeckel could be clearly distinguished from the others, but the
    • younger men (nearly all of them were unsalaried lecturers, but in
    • we bear in mind this phenomenon and its connection with the
    • fear and tremble for the future of humanity. I have described this to
    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • might say: These impulses of feeling appear in the most
    • say should be borne in mind very clearly.
    • bear within them unconsciously. But within the metabolic part of man,
    • has appeared in the world-historical events, and this is now
    • seized the instincts, this now appears in the world-historical
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the East and asserting itself over a great part of the earth. This is
    • reproach, if we bear in mind the moral conceptions of the nineteenth
    • have, for instance, heard Avenarius at Zurich, or Mach's pupil,
    • can, of course appear to the head as altogether clean, bourgeois
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    • THE EARTH'S PASSAGE THROUGH ITS
    • explanations. We have already explained that our earth once
    • of existence, that condition of our earth lying millions and millions
    • of years before the present time, we find that it presented an aspect
    • through our present physical conditions. Above all, we should bear in
    • the longest course of development. You will therefore hear the
    • influenced the first state of the earth's existence. The present
    • foundation of the eye, the ear, of every sense-organ and of all the
    • other purely physical apparatuses of the human being appeared on
    • upon the earth. The activity of Saturn's surface essentially
    • when you hear an echo in Nature, the sound of this echo can convey to
    • knowledge far more clearly than one generally supposes. The Greek
    • moving about upon the earth, then possessed only the first beginning
    • earth may be compared with the present human beings, consisted of
    • human dignity we bear within us the influences of the Spirits of the
    • Ego who followed the good path, and we bear within us the seed of
    • earth; it decays, but it forms the foundation of a new plant. Thus
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    • THE EARTH'S PASSAGE THROUGH ITS
    • explanations. We have already explained that our earth once
    • of existence, that condition of our earth lying millions and millions
    • of years before the present time, we find that it presented an aspect
    • through our present physical conditions. Above all, we should bear in
    • the longest course of development. You will therefore hear the
    • influenced the first state of the earth's existence. The present
    • foundation of the eye, the ear, of every sense-organ and of all the
    • other purely physical apparatuses of the human being appeared on
    • upon the earth. The activity of Saturn's surface essentially
    • when you hear an echo in Nature, the sound of this echo can convey to
    • knowledge far more clearly than one generally supposes. The Greek
    • moving about upon the earth, then possessed only the first beginning
    • earth may be compared with the present human beings, consisted of
    • human dignity we bear within us the influences of the Spirits of the
    • Ego who followed the good path, and we bear within us the seed of
    • earth; it decays, but it forms the foundation of a new plant. Thus
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    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • hope that these times also bear within them forces for the unfolding
    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • portal of death at an early age, that etheric body might still have
    • or 30th year, the etheric body that abandons him still
    • year. These forces live in the etheric body; they do not go lost.
    • early youth? — In order to obtain a sound answer to this
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • also say: When a human being dies in his young years, his etheric
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • help of other people, it appeared that the little boy, Theodor Faiss,
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • that made it appear extraordinary), we should not think — if we
    • only seven years; nevertheless it contained forces that might have
    • near the woods; then it goes past the fire-box building and through
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    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • hope that these times also bear within them forces for the unfolding
    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • portal of death at an early age, that etheric body might still have
    • or 30th year, the etheric body that abandons him still
    • year. These forces live in the etheric body; they do not go lost.
    • early youth? — In order to obtain a sound answer to this
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • also say: When a human being dies in his young years, his etheric
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • help of other people, it appeared that the little boy, Theodor Faiss,
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • that made it appear extraordinary), we should not think — if we
    • only seven years; nevertheless it contained forces that might have
    • near the woods; then it goes past the fire-box building and through
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • sufficiently dear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • dissolved in water. Man bears this water within himself, in his vital
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • conceit it would be quite pathetic to hear such people talk about
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • sufficiently dear to indicate real insight into that relation of man
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • dissolved in water. Man bears this water within himself, in his vital
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • conceit it would be quite pathetic to hear such people talk about
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
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    • Knowledge of these earlier works should therefore be regarded
    • Anthroposophical Movement, bear this
    • Michael, if so we may call it, beginning for earthly life at the end
    • super-earthly forces are constantly at work. Beings of the higher
    • resort applies to you all, my dear friends — if certain human
    • nevertheless it is Michael who brings the karma of men nearest of all
    • tear a man out of the narrower earthly connections of his life and
    • carry him up on to a spiritual height, where he feels the earthly
    • though they did not understand it clearly — a strong feeling of
    • years of the 19th century, — it was a shattering experience to
    • with great clarity and definition. In those years it was by no means
    • earthly into the spiritual world. And if you want an explanation of
    • the case I have just related, my dear friends, the man actually fell
    • It was just in those years that the strongest interferences took
    • earthly world of sense.
    • so, Michael and his hosts were drawing ever nearer and nearer, and it
    • descend, who in their earthly destiny were connected with the task of
    • earth again after it had fallen away from the hosts of Michael in the
    • This becomes especially clear when we consider these things along a
    • very near in life to a non-anthroposophist.
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    • Knowledge of these earlier works should therefore be regarded
    • Anthroposophical Movement, bear this
    • Michael, if so we may call it, beginning for earthly life at the end
    • super-earthly forces are constantly at work. Beings of the higher
    • resort applies to you all, my dear friends — if certain human
    • nevertheless it is Michael who brings the karma of men nearest of all
    • tear a man out of the narrower earthly connections of his life and
    • carry him up on to a spiritual height, where he feels the earthly
    • though they did not understand it clearly — a strong feeling of
    • years of the 19th century, — it was a shattering experience to
    • with great clarity and definition. In those years it was by no means
    • earthly into the spiritual world. And if you want an explanation of
    • the case I have just related, my dear friends, the man actually fell
    • It was just in those years that the strongest interferences took
    • earthly world of sense.
    • so, Michael and his hosts were drawing ever nearer and nearer, and it
    • descend, who in their earthly destiny were connected with the task of
    • earth again after it had fallen away from the hosts of Michael in the
    • This becomes especially clear when we consider these things along a
    • very near in life to a non-anthroposophist.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group
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    • 6th Year.
    • Yearly
    • greater importance to make clear the object and the aim of spiritual
    • and materialistic learning as is the case with those living to-day,
    • plants springing up out of the earth; his soul felt Nature to be
    • ever the forces of Nature, has learned to investigate the world in
    • we must make clear to ourselves that hereby all human impulses have
    • learning to know this power. Now the materialistic development here
    • described has come to such a pass that just the most earnest and most
    • take things tragically, who brood, but still do not gain clear
    • the way into the spiritual world have been lost. The earth would have
    • It tells us, for example, that the earth itself also goes through an
    • whole-heartedly acknowledge the truths and merits of science. He must
    • that belief plays no part in the results of his researches, he is
    • cells, the life of the cells, and so forth, clear and exact in every
    • them, and also because in reality they are by no means so clear
    • and distinct as they appear in the pictures. Let us also consider
    • the human soul. For thousands of years morality has been preached and
    • however, long after our time, it will draw nearer to humanity.”
    • of the earthly elements. Moses knew that the Highest Being was
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    • Yearly
    • greater importance to make clear the object and the aim of spiritual
    • and materialistic learning as is the case with those living to-day,
    • plants springing up out of the earth; his soul felt Nature to be
    • ever the forces of Nature, has learned to investigate the world in
    • we must make clear to ourselves that hereby all human impulses have
    • learning to know this power. Now the materialistic development here
    • described has come to such a pass that just the most earnest and most
    • take things tragically, who brood, but still do not gain clear
    • the way into the spiritual world have been lost. The earth would have
    • It tells us, for example, that the earth itself also goes through an
    • whole-heartedly acknowledge the truths and merits of science. He must
    • that belief plays no part in the results of his researches, he is
    • cells, the life of the cells, and so forth, clear and exact in every
    • them, and also because in reality they are by no means so clear
    • and distinct as they appear in the pictures. Let us also consider
    • the human soul. For thousands of years morality has been preached and
    • however, long after our time, it will draw nearer to humanity.”
    • of the earthly elements. Moses knew that the Highest Being was
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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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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • 8th Year.
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    • IT IS A NECESSITY OF OUR EARNEST TIMES TO FIND AGAIN
    • live are so earnest that at present it is not in any way appropriate
    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • live and its conditions are much more earnest than most people of the
    • year 747 in the south of Europe and which closed in the first thirty
    • years of the 15th century. That time was the beginning of that epoch
    • of human evolution in which we are still living. In the year 747
    • That striking year to
    • European development is the year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • The year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha is the middle of the
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • the earlier epochs of human evolution. We had to pass through
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • 8th Year.
    • Yearly
    • IT IS A NECESSITY OF OUR EARNEST TIMES TO FIND AGAIN
    • live are so earnest that at present it is not in any way appropriate
    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • live and its conditions are much more earnest than most people of the
    • year 747 in the south of Europe and which closed in the first thirty
    • years of the 15th century. That time was the beginning of that epoch
    • of human evolution in which we are still living. In the year 747
    • That striking year to
    • European development is the year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • The year 333 after the Mystery of Golgotha is the middle of the
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • the earlier epochs of human evolution. We had to pass through
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • bring the outlook of Anthroposophy to bear on questions and
    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
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    • bring the outlook of Anthroposophy to bear on questions and
    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • Perhaps, my dear friends, at the close of what I have to say, you
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • spiritual life. And it is indeed clear that the religious impulse
    • their hearts — perhaps more intensely than others — what
    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • their hearts a strong religious impulse, a specifically Christian
    • mind and heart, do not immediately find their way to the
    • ultimately a case of seeing clearly and distinctly that we are living
    • researchers. And if men do not become spiritual researchers but
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
    • by forming communities in which heart and soul and spirit work
    • hearts of men directly, so that men may be strengthened by these
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • happen on any account; it would strike at the very heart of the
    • this being made quite clear to the world; to individuals who wished
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    • Perhaps, my dear friends, at the close of what I have to say, you
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • spiritual life. And it is indeed clear that the religious impulse
    • their hearts — perhaps more intensely than others — what
    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • their hearts a strong religious impulse, a specifically Christian
    • mind and heart, do not immediately find their way to the
    • ultimately a case of seeing clearly and distinctly that we are living
    • researchers. And if men do not become spiritual researchers but
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
    • by forming communities in which heart and soul and spirit work
    • hearts of men directly, so that men may be strengthened by these
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • happen on any account; it would strike at the very heart of the
    • this being made quite clear to the world; to individuals who wished
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • and the heart.” This interior, however, that can thus
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • Of course, this was only the case during the early stages of
    • We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are connected
    • etheric body is concerned. But we must learn to think differently,
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • hand over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
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    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • going inside, so that we would never learn to know what it is like
    • and the heart.” This interior, however, that can thus
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • Of course, this was only the case during the early stages of
    • We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are connected
    • etheric body is concerned. But we must learn to think differently,
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • hand over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
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    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • those ancient seers (but we must bear in mind the fact that the
    • And so a race descends, that bears within its soul, in a natural
    • and in the character of Faust, in general — it bears within its
    • Christ appears at the end of “Kalevala”, but because he
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
    • in so far as this existence is an earthly one and in so far as he
    • working upwards from below, from the earth itself, so man’s
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
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    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • those ancient seers (but we must bear in mind the fact that the
    • And so a race descends, that bears within its soul, in a natural
    • and in the character of Faust, in general — it bears within its
    • Christ appears at the end of “Kalevala”, but because he
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
    • in so far as this existence is an earthly one and in so far as he
    • working upwards from below, from the earth itself, so man’s
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
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    • objection is raised, that Christianity is for simple hearts and
    • with him. Then he had to learn not to misuse his knowledge. Men who
    • any other feeling or purpose in their heart, save only this —
    • heart. That was called the descent of the God, his Resurrection and
    • clear and lucid, could one obtain admission into these places of
    • thought I touched the God and felt him near, I myself being at the
    • the pupil must learn to see with the eyes of the Spirit. Behind
    • things which he recognises in another way than with the eyes and ears
    • sleep or by day when awake; in either case he must learn to carry
    • must learn to understand two important utterances. The one is:
    • witness to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe on it.
    • Flesh and dwelt among us and we have heard His Teaching, the
    • as countless human beings have done through the centuries. Early in
    • Mystery-schools one learned to accustom oneself to speak in the
    • meditation stigmata appeared at the places of the wounds of Christ —
    • he learns to know the origins of evil. This was called the descent
    • the so-called Laying in the Grave. All that the earth bears must
    • could not exist separated from the earth. If it were removed even a
    • few miles from the earth it would wither, as the hand would wither
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    • clear what it is men have always understood by the term “Mysteries”
    • objection is raised, that Christianity is for simple hearts and
    • with him. Then he had to learn not to misuse his knowledge. Men who
    • any other feeling or purpose in their heart, save only this —
    • heart. That was called the descent of the God, his Resurrection and
    • clear and lucid, could one obtain admission into these places of
    • thought I touched the God and felt him near, I myself being at the
    • the pupil must learn to see with the eyes of the Spirit. Behind
    • things which he recognises in another way than with the eyes and ears
    • sleep or by day when awake; in either case he must learn to carry
    • must learn to understand two important utterances. The one is:
    • witness to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe on it.
    • Flesh and dwelt among us and we have heard His Teaching, the
    • as countless human beings have done through the centuries. Early in
    • Mystery-schools one learned to accustom oneself to speak in the
    • meditation stigmata appeared at the places of the wounds of Christ —
    • he learns to know the origins of evil. This was called the descent
    • the so-called Laying in the Grave. All that the earth bears must
    • could not exist separated from the earth. If it were removed even a
    • few miles from the earth it would wither, as the hand would wither
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    • notes and the text is not always complete or its full meaning clear.
    • complete or its full meaning clear. This should be borne in mind
    • many learned theologians nowadays as the Gospel which is of lesser
    • account of what transpired in Palestine between the years 30 and 33
    • not a question of knowing the actual sentences or of learning them by
    • heart, but of really experiencing their meaning, in such a way that
    • development. We learn to know whole ranks of new Beings who cannot
    • these Beings. In earlier times, spiritual forces brought about what
    • background. In the course of the last few thousand years, the wave of
    • two thousand years men have been led by another Power, but the first
    • In order to understand the sense in which our early forefathers were
    • change clear to us. — A whole army of slaves worked at the
    • Earth. And just as somebody is in command where I am now a
    • was bearable for such human beings. They understood Karma. They knew
    • suffering. They knew they were visitors on the Earth and this
    • another task. We must not be mere visitor’s on the Earth, but
    • transform the Earth, spiritualise everything material; we must
    • work the spirit into the Earth. Everything that we do to the Earth we
    • the Earth must one day pass into a Golden Age, must become a
    • Paradise. In free, creative activity men must transform the Earth.
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    • notes and the text is not always complete or its full meaning clear.
    • complete or its full meaning clear. This should be borne in mind
    • many learned theologians nowadays as the Gospel which is of lesser
    • account of what transpired in Palestine between the years 30 and 33
    • not a question of knowing the actual sentences or of learning them by
    • heart, but of really experiencing their meaning, in such a way that
    • development. We learn to know whole ranks of new Beings who cannot
    • these Beings. In earlier times, spiritual forces brought about what
    • background. In the course of the last few thousand years, the wave of
    • two thousand years men have been led by another Power, but the first
    • In order to understand the sense in which our early forefathers were
    • change clear to us. — A whole army of slaves worked at the
    • Earth. And just as somebody is in command where I am now a
    • was bearable for such human beings. They understood Karma. They knew
    • suffering. They knew they were visitors on the Earth and this
    • another task. We must not be mere visitor’s on the Earth, but
    • transform the Earth, spiritualise everything material; we must
    • work the spirit into the Earth. Everything that we do to the Earth we
    • the Earth must one day pass into a Golden Age, must become a
    • Paradise. In free, creative activity men must transform the Earth.
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    • It is certainly clear
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • surrounding them in life today. In the early days of the Society,
    • concern of their hearts, something they cannot really do without if
    • learning capacity take in, confront the ethical, moral and religious
    • life of learning. Only a victim of prejudice could believe and say
    • our sixth year onward is the product of externally influenced will
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • is fused into one indivisible whole in the heart and soul of an
    • For the truth is that everything in life that flowers and bears fruit
    • just characterized, and because something then made its appearance
    • those specific hearts. But such a coming together of human beings
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • Otherwise, the right heart and feeling are missing in one's relation
    • perfectly clear about the will's intense involvement in all such
    • also flows into one's will impulses, insofar as it has bearing on
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • Think how dissatisfied the heart is with one's external life! One
    • include aspects that bear on will development.
    • Society. One is fear of the super-sensible. This unadmitted fear
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    • It is certainly clear
    • the twenty-one or twenty-two years of the Society's development, we
    • surrounding them in life today. In the early days of the Society,
    • concern of their hearts, something they cannot really do without if
    • learning capacity take in, confront the ethical, moral and religious
    • life of learning. Only a victim of prejudice could believe and say
    • our sixth year onward is the product of externally influenced will
    • kind of learning that the world he wants to escape from has acquired
    • is fused into one indivisible whole in the heart and soul of an
    • For the truth is that everything in life that flowers and bears fruit
    • just characterized, and because something then made its appearance
    • those specific hearts. But such a coming together of human beings
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • Otherwise, the right heart and feeling are missing in one's relation
    • perfectly clear about the will's intense involvement in all such
    • also flows into one's will impulses, insofar as it has bearing on
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • Think how dissatisfied the heart is with one's external life! One
    • include aspects that bear on will development.
    • Society. One is fear of the super-sensible. This unadmitted fear
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    • we have learnt to distinguish.
    • earth.
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • explained to you, disappeared about the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha
    • the light-movements of their light-body. These things were learnt by the
    • not come near the upper Gods, that they may behold me. May great darkness
    • fear. The Light is my Saviour, I shall not be afraid.’
    • fear, we must think of Ahriman as we saw him in one of the Mystery Plays.
    • this fragment of the Pistis-Sophia. Does it not appear as if it had been
    • extol Thee, O Light! for I desire to draw near unto Thee. I will extol Thee,
    • needful to see these facts clearly, for it is very important to recognize how
    • more numerous — who recognise this very clearly, and note carefully and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • only come from Spiritual Science. Then before all else, it is clear to us
    • that what should be inculcated during the tender years of childhood into the
    • materialistic tone of the day. But at least we must learn to feel it a
    • give expression to them at this turning point of the year; for the Festival
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • qualities disappear behind two: He believes everything and he forgets
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    • we have learnt to distinguish.
    • earth.
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • explained to you, disappeared about the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha
    • the light-movements of their light-body. These things were learnt by the
    • not come near the upper Gods, that they may behold me. May great darkness
    • fear. The Light is my Saviour, I shall not be afraid.’
    • fear, we must think of Ahriman as we saw him in one of the Mystery Plays.
    • this fragment of the Pistis-Sophia. Does it not appear as if it had been
    • extol Thee, O Light! for I desire to draw near unto Thee. I will extol Thee,
    • needful to see these facts clearly, for it is very important to recognize how
    • more numerous — who recognise this very clearly, and note carefully and
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • only come from Spiritual Science. Then before all else, it is clear to us
    • that what should be inculcated during the tender years of childhood into the
    • materialistic tone of the day. But at least we must learn to feel it a
    • give expression to them at this turning point of the year; for the Festival
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • qualities disappear behind two: He believes everything and he forgets
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    • is due to the astrality of the earth descending from without into the
    • we shall have to become clear about the fundamental difference
    • earth; out of it a quite definite plant will arise. From a grain of
    • wheat a wheat stalk and ears will grow, and out of a bean will come a
    • true that the gardener may bring his influence to bear on it and
    • impressions, so that they do not disappear again, we need the etheric
    • presented great difficulties, because things go in through one ear
    • If you compare the beans of thousands of years ago with the beans of
    • last year, and even a certain amount that happened yesterday. A
    • “forgotten”, has by no means disappeared from your whole
    • gradually disappears and is forgotten. It is there nevertheless, and
    • something, but rather learn to forget it. It is the worst thing
    • of an ethical-moral nature. A warm-hearted disposition that does not
    • bear grudges is really based on this, too. Bearing resentment preys
    • bearer of all the instincts, desires, passions, feelings, sensations
    • must first learn to forget all that binds him to the physical world.
    • life appear, in readiness for the work of Devachan. There they become
    • to have when he re-enters earthly life. This work of preparing his
    • ‘Lethe’, the River of Forgetfulness, and has learnt to
    • remembering. The happenings of the world have not disappeared, of
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • been attending these group lectures for years will perhaps have
    • immaterial whether you hear the one on one Monday and the next the
    • connection, even though the subject matter will appear to differ, and
    • These could well appear to have nothing in common; however, you will
    • our age of materialism it appears to anyone who can see to the bottom
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • ego, and these ailments also appear in a way — but in a limited
    • symptoms can result, affecting the stomach, head or heart. However,
    • connected with its external expression, the blood, appear as a rule —
    • but only as a rule, for things are not so clear cut in the world,
    • even though you can draw clear lines when you want to make
    • observations — these illnesses appear as chronic illnesses.
    • Various other disturbances appearing to begin with are usually
    • symptoms. One or another symptom may appear, which nevertheless
    • bearer of the ego. I could speak to you for hours about the types of
    • and says he has been suffering from this or that for years, is what
    • illnesses that appear externally as chronic illnesses, and that are
    • irregularities of the astral body and that appear in certain
    • superstition to believe that when someone has a stomach or heart
    • complaint or even a clearly perceptible irregularity somewhere, the
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
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    • want to speak of other aspects that will not appear to be directly
    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • the very first appearance altogether of two sexes in earthly
    • bisexuality occur earlier. But what we call the human kingdom did not
    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • meaning will become clear to you when you see what we call
    • fructification appeared for the first time at the moment when the
    • vision can see that there was a time in mankind's earthly evolution
    • and those beings which in those early times were male-female received
    • to come into the world today with identical appearance and character,
    • a man whether he lived in one part of the earth or another. If he
    • traveled just a short distance over the earth, that had a great
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • make this quite clear I would like to tell you something that you may
    • inwardly it is very clear, in fact striking, that the one who is
    • speaker. Everything you hear you also say with a gentle movement of
    • as the earth and everything upon it became denser and denser man
    • and gradually disappeared altogether the more humanity progressed.
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • Otherwise we would have to start from the beginning every year.
    • will concern ourselves today with something that will again appear to
    • and that we can only acquire after years of group work. Patient work
    • would have seemed absurd appear possible and probable, and we can see
    • that life bears them out. The observation we want to start from is
    • describing a circle and disappearing from time to time into the large
    • the cosmic astral body any more, whilst in earlier times man was very
    • which would have worked destructively in earlier times but which is
    • feelings. This is hardly noticed today, though in earlier times it
    • corresponds roughly to the course of the year. You can imagine an
    • that in the course of a year the human being turns around as it were;
    • course of a year he has to revolve once on his own axis and once
    • relationships. That the sun is encircled by the earth in a year
    • of the spirit. The moon had to go round the earth because its
    • revolution of the earth in the course of a day corresponds to the ego
    • out something that occultism has always taught, but which will appear
    • In very ancient times the earth did not revolve around its axis; this
    • axial rotation arose in the course of time. Whilst earth man was
    • The first stimulus to movement did not occur in the earth but in man.
    • it is subject, and the human ego actually took the earth with it and
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    • bear in mind the two alternating states of consciousness experienced
    • the objects of the physical sense world appear round you again. You
    • times seven days it returns to the same point. And now please bear in
    • Earth, ancient Moon, and how at that time the astral body was as it
    • rhythm, but in what way? We shall have to be clear about the
    • together, the temperature appears, as a summons to fight the enemy.
    • in greater detail today. With such things as these, which appear
    • Moon and Earth existence. If we look back to our old Moon we find
    • the earth. But outside there was a sun, and when such heavenly bodies
    • learnt about in the hierarchies of spirits. We have seen that it is
    • in earlier times certain conditions in man's life were
    • orbiting of the earth. And you can see how the things are to a
    • times. That was a very important point for earth evolution. Before
    • middle of Atlantean times is the most important point in earth
    • himself was a clock. His life's course, which he could clearly feel,
    • to the outer. And the essential part of man's evolution on earth is
    • about. Just imagine someone fancying that he could not bear the two
    • man in earthly evolution once he was free of the situation in which
    • superior to present-day earth man. We know of the sons of life or the
    • went through their human stage on the old Sun condition of the earth,
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    • connected with causes made by man himself in earlier lives. In order
    • describe it, too, as the period of learning to do without the
    • astral body he still has. He still has the bearer of passions,
    • Until man has learnt to do this, he continues living in what we call
    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • his fortieth year, he will pass through all the experiences he has
    • thirty-ninth year, then the thirty-eighth, the thirty-seventh, the
    • had done something in his twentieth year that hurt someone else. When
    • time on earth. But in that case the whole of earth evolution would
    • make him the strong being he must become by the end of earth
    • evolution. It is thoroughly in keeping with earth evolution that he
    • hindrances in earthly evolution so that in removing them he could
    • year, he experiences this harm just as much as the joy and good he
    • development. This has to be cleared away, otherwise you cannot get
    • about the special character of your future lives on earth.
    • us suppose that in his twentieth year B hurt A. He now has to feel
    • appearance. During a certain period of our lives an inner necessity
    • that in our twentieth year we feel an inner urge to carry out a
    • its effect. This effect appears in the form of some illness, and here
    • opportunity. To put it another way, in our twentieth year we are not
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • close to that of animals. The way of thinking that would so dearly
    • like to reduce man as near as possible to animal level, emphasises as
    • from his forefathers, the other part he brings with him from earlier
    • when the child cries its first tears and also smiles, because that is
    • forsaken. This is the expression of sorrow leading to tears, that the
    • neither laugh nor weep in its earliest days but only learns to do so
    • processes. And we can learn to understand these bodily processes from
    • the spiritual point of view if we become clear about the following:
    • from out of his ego this also appears physically in the expression of
    • tears which in a certain respect is like a flow of blood brought
    • forces at the same time as man learnt to weep and laugh, that is, at
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
    • tears. A certain feeling of satisfaction — whether it is
    • tears. Just as in different circumstances a kind of satisfaction is
    • obtained from smashing a chair, tears are often shed for no further
    • reason than the sensual pleasure of inner activity; pleasure wearing
    • the mask of tears, even if the person is not conscious of it.
    • very different, hopeless and not at all moving is the appearance of
    • sorrow and tears in that world where they can no longer be overcome.
    • There they appear as the expression of damnation, of being cast into
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • of the earth. You will remember that there are ‘races’,
    • originally connected with certain regions of the earth. You will also
    • find this corroborated by history, either in what you learnt at
    • or what we have learnt through anthroposophical science itself.
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • beginnings of our earth evolution, after it has passed through the
    • the beginning of earth evolution, earth, sun and moon were, as you
    • have been entirely different then. Man, evolving in earthly
    • evolution, would have been very different whilst the earth was still
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • the epoch after the sun and the moon had separated from the earth is
    • when man descended from higher regions on to the earth. Although man
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • being on the periphery of the earth. A present-day eye would not be
    • outside on to the earth. That was the purpose of the separation of
    • forces, like the sun sends its light, from outside on to the earth.
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    • can be undertaken with animals. We need merely bear one particular
    • process. We have repeatedly emphasised that in the first seven years
    • the fourteenth to the twenty-first year. We will only touch on this
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • twenty-second year, which is the time when strictly speaking the
    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • to another, the human being learns by degrees to link together in
    • nerve-strands develop only after birth. A child will hear and see a
    • is ringing. The child learns this only gradually, because the part of
    • body and only when the twenty-second year has been reached does that
    • sheaths in the twentieth to the twenty-second year; then it becomes
    • his twenty-first year, its possibilities of development are all used
    • another. It is because man bears within him an ego that has already
    • been at work, although it only becomes free at his twenty-first year,
    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • disappears further and further and the physical grows great, whilst
    • in involution the physical will disappear further and further and the
    • interpenetrates them too in a certain way, as an earthly being man is
    • the lily of the valley leaves in the seed; the physical disappears so
    • involution as regards his earthly being. For this earthly being of
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin with, be
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • must not be confused with the ‘I’ recognised in earthly
    • learning to walk, to speak and to think. There is a natural
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • in life on Earth and after death. ‘Public Opinion’ and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • the spiritual world that which bears a new life germinally within it,
    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
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    • Man's Life on Earth and in the Spiritual Worlds
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • earlier this year [From 25th to 31st August, 1912, eight lectures
    • or have heard something about my Mystery Play,
    • to emphasise in the lectures given over the years, it is that you
    • of truthfulness and earnestness, and become thoroughly conscious of
    • already has in his heart and in his soul the sense of truth which has
    • their souls. Over the years it has often been possible to indicate
    • what way have our studies over the last ten or twelve years demonstrated
    • this? Those of you who want to be clear about this need only turn to my book
    • the gist of what I have since said in the course of years, about the
    • appeared have been the natural outcome of that original spiritual
    • In the course of years we have spoken a great deal of
    • undertake further spiritual research into this realm and to present
    • allow it to deter us from the earnestness and respect for truth that
    • dint of earnest, intimate efforts we shall learn to be receptive to
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • demand is made that anthroposophists shall not turn deaf ears to what
    • that 1899 was a very significant year; it was the end of a period of
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
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    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • point of view will become thoroughly clear only when the whole course
    • consciousness. It must be clear to everyone that from the time a
    • person. At about the third year of life, although of course there are
    • children in whom this happens at an earlier age, the child begins to
    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • no possibility of any clear and distinct experience of himself as
    • experience comes to him? A clear observation of life can teach us
    • that if from the earliest periods after birth a child were never to
    • of his own identity. Indeed his whole life during these early years
    • consists in learning to distinguish himself from the world outside
    • of himself, and there is nothing further to be learnt by this means
    • returning each morning clearly into our consciousness is that we come
    • the ‘I’, and we will now try to be clear as to how this
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • acquire the forces which cannot be drawn from the sphere of the Earth
    • from the heavenly bodies connected with the Earth. These heavenly
    • the Earth man can acquire only the forces needed for the constant
    • around the Earth. Beings of various ranks are involved in the
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    • Relationships established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • our death. For instance, if at some particular time, say ten years
    • responsible on Earth. To a certain extent change has become
    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • further development if it were otherwise, if he could not learn from
    • Those who have remained behind on Earth have a far
    • on Earth, one of whom comes into contact with Anthroposophy at a
    • circumstances in such a case, the one who is on Earth may be able to
    • finds its way into the hearts of men it will in very truth bridge the
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • between birth and death but that he is on Earth in order to send up
    • alive. Or on another occasion we may hear of an accident to a train
    • sold the ticket and then heard of the disaster. Would your experience
    • things that happen to you appear in a dream-picture or vision, you
    • quite clear that wherever we are placed in life we are faced
    • If we allow our hearts and minds to be influenced by
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    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • earlier lectures we have heard that the imperishable part of the
    • forces are drawn from the world of the stars. We have also heard how
    • during his life on Earth. It was said that, for example, from the
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • instrument, he is connected with the forces of the Earth; in the life
    • the forces of the Earth during his physical life and his connection
    • forces which man draws into his consciousness during his earthly
    • earthly life, contribute nothing essential to what he needs for the
    • Earth. While man is awake the whole life-process is one of
    • destruction, of wear and tear. During waking life nothing in man's
    • being is restored. In the very earliest years of childhood, when any
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • is the fact that he does not remember his earliest childhood. We can
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • what is learnt from anatomy or biology conveys no real knowledge of
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
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    • propagation of the impulse given by Christ's appearance on the Earth
    • Earth is the deed of Gautama Buddha, the founder of a different
    • of as the Buddha life, Gautama Buddha rose in his twenty-ninth year
    • of Buddhahood, he need not henceforward incarnate on the Earth in a
    • on Earth for the last time as Gautama Buddha has since then been
    • shall be peace on Earth among men who are of good will.’ It is
    • hearts of men who are of good will. We have heard that the song of
    • time of the birth of Jesus, and the song of Angels heard by the
    • establish relations with Leaders and Teachers who appeared in this
    • the abandonment of any direct bond with the physical and earthly,
    • complete dedication in heart and soul, not merely in mind and
    • learnt of the Christ through the Buddha, appeared again on Earth, he
    • Francis of Assisi is a clear indication of what the effect of the
    • between death and the new birth. We have heard how during that period
    • undergo the experiences that are possible on Earth but not in other
    • Earth has undergone the experiences that belong to the heavens.
    • Through birth we bring into our existence on Earth the forces we have
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • Earth has changed and that his experiences are quite different. In
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    • learning to walk, to speak and to think. There is a natural
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • on Earth recognises as his own. Philosophers have a good deal to say
    • months or even first years of his life will seem to external science
    • the human being is not yet able to speak and has to learn how to do
    • so. Try to remember how you first learnt to speak, how you learnt to
    • Who, then, is the actor in this process of learning to
    • man of the Earth. He does not at once possess the capacities that
    • to acquire these capacities gradually. In the earliest period of his
    • learn to talk because their backbone is horizontal, not vertical.
    • and years of life.
    • learn to speak, to think and to walk upright. The Spirits who cast
    • in his earliest years of speaking and thinking in the real sense, are
    • Spirits of Movement but have remained at an earlier stage. We see the
    • horizontal position and consciously desire to stand upright, to learn
    • in contrast to an ‘I’ which merely appears in the field
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    • Cyclic seven-year periods in life. Coming of the second
    • in life on Earth and after death. 'Public Opinion' and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • cycles: one from birth until about the seventh year, or until the
    • puberty at about the fourteenth year; then a third cycle, and so on
    • 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
    • experiences connected with the actual seven-year cycles. You will
    • inward members of his constitution. From birth until the seventh year
    • 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
    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • The first seven-year period ends with the change of
    • teeth. The appearance of the second teeth is, as it were, the final
    • is no longer in action. With the seventh year the formative principle
    • of what has already been established as form. After the seventh year
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    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • the spiritual world that which bears a new life germinally within it,
    • whole organism. We bear it about with us but we cannot observe it in
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • and as if the Earth, observed from the viewpoint of sleep, contained
    • sleep, this human body itself has a singular appearance, a
    • follows. Only in the very first years of a child's life does this
    • during sleep-consciousness. During existence on Earth we look out
    • heavenly worlds are within our being, just as here on Earth we feel
    • that here, in life on Earth, is outside us becomes in that other life
    • To understand this we must be clear that the new human
    • Preparation for a return to the Earth begins a long time before birth
    • man bears within himself characteristics inherited from his
    • the reason why specific characteristics appear in a line of ancestors
    • is that perhaps only after hundreds of years a particular individual
    • his later earthly existence. The physical body which a man has on
    • Earth does not by any means derive in all details from the physical
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • evolved through the periods of Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. Its very
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    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • had been no contact in earthly life, but this remains an exceptional
    • Earth. Words of Leonardo da Vinci. Anthroposophy can bridge the gulf
    • enlightened, one could often hear a way of speaking that is
    • occasionally also heard today, because stragglers from that epoch of
    • life on Earth? When death has taken place we shall discover whether
    • there is indeed a future life, and meanwhile if here on Earth we
    • concern ourselves only with the affairs of earthly existence and take
    • As I said, this way of speaking could be heard time and
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • physical existence through birth. Our whole earthly existence depends
    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • Earth was unresponsive and antagonistic to all thoughts and ideas
    • what gifts we may receive from them for our next life on Earth —
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • having to grope in darkness through life there or in fearful
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    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • it was the birth of the Earth-Soul.
    • earthly images: the ‘continental’ region of Spiritland,
    • is to embark on the course of earthly life, the being who is to live
    • experienced on Earth. The period of Kamaloka, or call it what you
    • entirely with earthly conditions. Kamaloka is fundamentally a period
    • Earth. In the physical body on Earth the soul has experiences which
    • be memories of earlier sense-impressions. If, therefore, you think
    • the soul's life in the world of the senses is specifically earthly
    • accustomed on Earth and — because the sense-organs have been
    • thoughts, for thoughts which in life on Earth are acquired through
    • Earth. The soul may long since have ceased to yearn for
    • customary on Earth. This earthly thinking is discarded in the region
    • recognises that thoughts such as are formed on Earth have
    • brain, he is still aware of a certain connection with the Earth
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • longing for the last earthly life is still present. First, in the
    • through eyes, to hear through ears, although eyes and ears no longer
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    • the Search for the Holy Grail
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    • Search
    • course of lectures examine from the earliest times the historical
    • pattern of man's thoughts and spiritual development in searching for
    • spiritual research. Each direction is seen complimentary and
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    • Theosophical (later Anthroposophical) Society in the years between
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    • the life he spends on earth; for it would be killed by anything else.
    • “... We have heard what the Holy Grail contains. It contains
    • that by which the physical instrument of man on earth must be
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    • a year.
    • as a compulsion, a yearning of the soul.
    • Above all, many Members were greatly disposed to hearing the Gospels
    • hear there.
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  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture One
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    • Anthroposophy in our present age will find it necessary to clear away
    • that which includes Christmas and the New Year. When we take these
    • memories seriously, then it becomes clear to us that at the same time
    • take most earnestly the deeper principles of our anthroposophical
    • knowledge. This contradiction can be cleared away only when we call
    • were made by men, say two hundred years before the Mystery of
    • Golgotha and a hundred and fifty years after it, to deepen their
    • the pupils of Socrates a little earlier; it had become popular in a
    • ideas it had gained to bear on this one purpose. And it is most
    • appeared to human understanding as though it were dispersed through
    • be made clear and substantiated later on.
    • one's soul, one brings clairvoyant perception to bear on this
    • Then one feels oneself here on Earth, but carried away from the world
    • impression on one, there appears again, shining over Devachan, the
    • appears the star which sends forth its rays of power; and you can say
    • will speak of it only in so far as it bears on our present
    • explains so beautifully with his Darwinism, bears no relation to a
    • through if it turns away from all material conceptions and searches a
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    • to consider this, for unless we are clear about this inevitable
    • at what can be learnt about the Mystery of Golgotha from the
    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • Christ Being dwelt for three years only in the body of Jesus of
    • the body of Jesus of Nazareth was not clear to them. They did not
    • flesh on Earth. The whole relation of the Christ to the two Jesus-boys
    • appearance of Christ on Earth is connected with the passage through
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • Earth before and after the death on Golgotha: it had appeared here
    • the greatest historical mystery in the Earth's evolution; but
    • to terms with the problem, but first it will be well to grasp clearly
    • that if it had been possible for the Christ Being to have appeared on
    • Earth among the holy Rishis at that time, their wisdom would have
    • suitable for Him. So He could not appear — the reasons for this
    • spiritual heights had appeared and had been born in a human being.
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • would have been clearly grasped; and myrrh would have been brought as
    • understanding was present, since these three Magi do at least appear
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    • From earlier lectures we know that the Christ Being can
    • Again and again, especially during the early centuries
    • Jesus-child and in him, up to his twelfth year, underwent the
    • previously been incarnated on Earth in this or that individual. We
    • Earth, something as it were remained behind; and that what had thus
    • remained behind appeared in the Nathan Jesus-child. Hence of this
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • connection with Earth-evolution? [See
    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ.]
    • are not confined to those who incarnate on the Earth itself; there
    • not saying that this .Being had no previous relation with Earth
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • walked the Earth as man. We must look for him not in the history of
    • the physical Earth, but in pre-earthly spiritual realms. And then,
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • Atlantean times. We must accordingly think of Earth-evolution as
    • being such that the souls withdrew from the Earth's cosmic
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    • pictures which appeared in post-Atlantean times as the echoes, or
    • but, search as one may through the language; there are no other words
    • relationships. For the Zarathustrian world-picture this appears as
    • things that the Greeks wished to hear. In the autumn he returned to
    • influence on earth-life is not confined to the direct effects of its
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • clothe with a new covering, an Earth-vesture, the part of man that
    • has come down from earlier times, from Saturn, Sun, Moon. Jahve is
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • of the forces and elements of the Earth. Therefore the ancient Hebrew
    • Earth, is Geology. Is not the geological character of the ancient
    • Adam — he who was formed out of earth! That is the significant
    • man out of earth; and he, the Jahve-god, having become in the
    • course of his evolution the Ruler of Earth, breathes out of his own
    • breath with what he has formed out of earth. And he wishes to dwell
    • those beings whom Jahve considered it his task to clothe in earth.
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • beings. The Earth does have forces of in-breathing and out-breathing
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    • they appear as shadows of the Greek philosophers in Ionia. Through
    • themselves; it depends on when and where they appear. The forces that
    • appeared in the souls of the Sibyls were good and legitimate, but
    • soul through the clarity of the Ego. Yesterday we heard how the
    • disappears below ground and reappears later on. These forces were
    • indeed to reappear in another form, a form purified by the Christ
    • earth. Just as in human life, after we have been using our
    • the surface, unnoticed, in order to reappear — slowly, as we
    • shall hear.
    • gates. As on an earlier occasion another Sibylline oracle had guided
    • disappeared into mountain cavities, so that it is no longer to be
    • My dear friends, allow me at this point to confess to
    • you that when in my occult researches I tried to follow this stream,
    • I often lost trace of it; I had to search for places where it
    • reappeared. I could suppose that the stream of the Christ Impulse had
    • reappeared slowly, and that even today it has not fully reappeared
    • I had to experience the fact that occult researches are
    • slowly and by stages, if at last our research is to bring to light
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    • called the result of research is given to the soul from out of the
    • as anthroposophists, it should be important to be clear that the
    • results to which one has to come in spiritual research are to be
    • research is not the outcome of ideas that have been put together, as
    • appear presumptuous — that because of our Movement a time has
    • vessel, it appears to us as the bearer of the Sun-spirit, for the
    • Sun-spirit appears within the moon's vessel in the form of the
    • the Grail has also been brought nearer to mankind again through
    • tradition, the picture of the Holy Grail must appear in the heavens
    • Now let us try again to get our bearings with regard to
    • Impulse; and in this moderated form it had to reappear, so that it
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • traced, in the activities and spiritual mobility of the Earth. The
    • stars receded in face of the elements which surround the Earth in the
    • the Christ Impulse having poured itself out into the Earth's
    • belongs to the evolution of the Earth and (as I have shown in
    • had become a moon god only in order to help the Earth forward.
    • In the moon festivals of the Jews it was made clear that
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    • When an earthquake takes place in some part of the
    • world and people feel the earth stirring under their feet, as a rule
    • sometimes act in a way that suggests earthquakes.
    • earthquake makes where things on the earth's surface are concerned, in
    • first appears in man's physical body after he passes through the gate
    • divisions appear everywhere, and man is obviously twofold in so far as
    • must be clearly distinguished from all activities and forces present
    • soul life, we must again clearly distinguished between what always
    • soul in a wider sense, such as those things we possess from earliest
    • working in the organism, shaping this body that bears our soul into a
    • friend Overbeck (formerly Professor in Basle who died a few years ago)
    • for the outside world, heard the man's name, something surged up and,
    • with the conversation he had held with this doctor many years earlier!
    • He took up the matter exactly where it had been left seven years before
    • clearly shown by Nature herself lets us see how matters stand when we
    • clearly how she reached the town, entered the church and how the parson
    • was standing in the pulpit preaching. She heard his sermon quite
    • distinctly. She found the fervent and heartfelt way he preached most
    • appear as it really runs; but these pictures drawn over her sleep life
    • The dream becomes a particularly good revealer when it appears in the
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    • world and people feel the earth stirring under their feet, as a rule
    • sometimes act in a way that suggests earthquakes.
    • earthquake makes where things on the earth's surface are concerned, in
    • first appears in man's physical body after he passes through the gate
    • divisions appear everywhere, and man is obviously twofold in so far as
    • must be clearly distinguished from all activities and forces present
    • soul life, we must again clearly distinguished between what always
    • soul in a wider sense, such as those things we possess from earliest
    • working in the organism, shaping this body that bears our soul into a
    • friend Overbeck (formerly Professor in Basle who died a few years ago)
    • for the outside world, heard the man's name, something surged up and,
    • with the conversation he had held with this doctor many years earlier!
    • He took up the matter exactly where it had been left seven years before
    • clearly shown by Nature herself lets us see how matters stand when we
    • clearly how she reached the town, entered the church and how the parson
    • was standing in the pulpit preaching. She heard his sermon quite
    • distinctly. She found the fervent and heartfelt way he preached most
    • appear as it really runs; but these pictures drawn over her sleep life
    • The dream becomes a particularly good revealer when it appears in the
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    • Sun Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • Activity in Earthly Evolution —
    • Bearing
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • karma. Please note, my dear friends, that our personal karma is
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • we learn to read what is in the surrounding cosmos and not
    • must be clear that at first there is nothing so directly (I said; at
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • earthly life.
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • diagram. We have seen that through all complications that appear
    • EARTH
    • embryo becomes so to say more and more atomistic. The nearer the
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    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • karma. Please note, my dear friends, that our personal karma is
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • we learn to read what is in the surrounding cosmos and not
    • must be clear that at first there is nothing so directly (I said; at
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • earthly life.
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • diagram. We have seen that through all complications that appear
    • EARTH
    • embryo becomes so to say more and more atomistic. The nearer the
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    • researches carried out during the 19th century into earthly
    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • of the Moon Beings if we are to learn anything from them about cosmic
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    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • of the Moon Beings if we are to learn anything from them about cosmic
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    • will feel that the single part belongs to the whole body. In earlier
    • formed part of a whole. In regard to these earlier times, one could
    • earlier times of human evolution still other feelings existed in
    • is not so important, just now. The essential thing to bear in mind is
    • will be about 25,920 years. These 25,920 years are also designated as
    • the so-called PLATONIC YEAR. Thus, the platonic year is a year of
    • years. The indications vary according to the various calculations,
    • departure after 25,920 years.
    • Thus we may say: These 25,920 years are most important
    • next. 25,920 years are a repetition. Thus we obtain a rhythmic
    • repetition of this unity, consisting of 25,920 years.
    • After having considered this great world-year, let us
    • rhythms, as the number of years which the sun employs in order to
    • if we imagine that one respiration is one year in miniature, we
    • pass through one platonic year in miniature, so that in one day we
    • year. This is extremely important, for it shows us that our
    • to set forth clearly every detail.
    • year. Just as one day corresponds to 25,920 respirations, so
    • many years are 25, 920 days? Let us see.
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    • THE PLATONIC WORLD-YEAR.
    • will feel that the single part belongs to the whole body. In earlier
    • formed part of a whole. In regard to these earlier times, one could
    • earlier times of human evolution still other feelings existed in
    • is not so important, just now. The essential thing to bear in mind is
    • will be about 25,920 years. These 25,920 years are also designated as
    • the so-called PLATONIC YEAR. Thus, the platonic year is a year of
    • years. The indications vary according to the various calculations,
    • departure after 25,920 years.
    • Thus we may say: These 25,920 years are most important
    • next. 25,920 years are a repetition. Thus we obtain a rhythmic
    • repetition of this unity, consisting of 25,920 years.
    • After having considered this great world-year, let us
    • rhythms, as the number of years which the sun employs in order to
    • if we imagine that one respiration is one year in miniature, we
    • pass through one platonic year in miniature, so that in one day we
    • year. This is extremely important, for it shows us that our
    • to set forth clearly every detail.
    • year. Just as one day corresponds to 25,920 respirations, so
    • many years are 25, 920 days? Let us see.
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  • Title: Geographic Medicine: Cover Sheet
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  • Title: Geographic Medicine: Lecture I
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    • of the human spirit, however, something else makes a clear impression
    • we need only bear in mind, by way of example, how such conceptions,
    • the visual appearance, the sun in a certain way, at least in its
    • relation to the earth, stands still. Human habits of thought and
    • most clearly apparent in the realm of the living.) If the natural
    • beginning of earthly evolution, at least far distant epochs (those
    • epochs, for example, before the human being walked the earth) in
    • of evolution, is based on the search for origins, looking for the
    • clearly recognized, clearly thought through. In order to arrive at
    • actually from this corner of human feeling that the objections rear
    • in the sphere of his own research. The spiritual scientist cannot
    • speaking about the results of his research, he is always obliged to
    • the audience who have often heard me speak here know how little it is
    • the result of more than thirty years of spiritual research. And it
    • was more than thirty years ago that these very problems, these tasks,
    • heart and soul when these are permeated by a striving for knowledge,
    • be merely in the body; this much is clear; but it is just as clear
    • necessity if an individual is wrestling for knowledge in all earnest.
    • most knowledgeable people, we hear a particular conclusion when they
    • to immerse the soul in it entirely. We must have no fear while
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    • earthly, into the physical region in which the human being resides in
    • in the physical body, confined themselves to the earthly-physical
    • hundreds and thousands of years were carefully guarded by certain
    • In earlier times, when
    • life here on earth he increasingly seeks for mental images, concepts,
    • In earlier times of
    • evolution of humanity, that the Copernican world view appeared, just
    • as now spiritual science must appear. A different physical view of
    • structure of the world, that the earth, stands still, the sun moving
    • around the earth, the stars moving around the earth, and that beyond
    • after death in the earthly sphere. This world view did not yet result
    • in human beings becoming destructive in the earthly sphere after
    • that the earth circles around the sun, only with such pictures
    • world view the human being is chained to the earth after death unless
    • are there. Through life here on earth we must attain increasing
    • associations have as their goal to transform the earth gradually into
    • an earthly paradise. Even before these past three years there were
    • the mere physical earth, to being united also with what the physical
    • earth will become.
    • The physical earth
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    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • the deeper riddles of man and of the world, which only appear in the
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • lost a dear relative. This relative was comparatively young when he
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • Someone has died in his young years, he has been torn away from his
    • live ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years with another person, a far
    • who has remained behind must bear the loss. In an abstract way, we
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • let us say, fifteen years sooner. The fact that he has spent a
    • way begins to acquire a true significance. For we must bear in mind
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
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    • obvious, we nevertheless frequently hear objections raised against
    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • the deeper riddles of man and of the world, which only appear in the
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • lost a dear relative. This relative was comparatively young when he
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • for many people. We must now bear in mind the fact that spiritual
    • Someone has died in his young years, he has been torn away from his
    • live ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years with another person, a far
    • who has remained behind must bear the loss. In an abstract way, we
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • let us say, fifteen years sooner. The fact that he has spent a
    • way begins to acquire a true significance. For we must bear in mind
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • years. Here, for instance, is the world of our sense-perceptions, the
    • named it differently. To gain clear and living ideas of these
    • world. Just as when we open our eyes or lend our ears to the outer
    • ordinary consciousness they do not appear as imaginations,
    • more real than memory. We bear within us — shall we say —
    • and which we go on receiving all the time. We bear them within us,
    • I mean not the inner life that lives in clear, well-defined memories,
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • one among them — related to us most nearly of all — acts
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • of Death, but the more exactly we study it, the clearer the
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • mutual interplay between them. We can observe it most clearly when by
    • if in his heart and mind he had a definite and living interest in the
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • shall speak presently.) Some interest of heart and feeling must be
    • flow from the dead into the dear ones whom he has left on Earth
    • We shall never learn
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • years. Here, for instance, is the world of our sense-perceptions, the
    • named it differently. To gain clear and living ideas of these
    • world. Just as when we open our eyes or lend our ears to the outer
    • ordinary consciousness they do not appear as imaginations,
    • more real than memory. We bear within us — shall we say —
    • and which we go on receiving all the time. We bear them within us,
    • I mean not the inner life that lives in clear, well-defined memories,
    • certain number, however, are more nearly related to ourselves, and
    • one among them — related to us most nearly of all — acts
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • of Death, but the more exactly we study it, the clearer the
    • clear on this. Every thought, every idea, every feeling we develop
    • mutual interplay between them. We can observe it most clearly when by
    • if in his heart and mind he had a definite and living interest in the
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • shall speak presently.) Some interest of heart and feeling must be
    • flow from the dead into the dear ones whom he has left on Earth
    • We shall never learn
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
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    • Knowing a thing is not the same as creating it; a person learns only
    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • threshold have to be observed; in order to perceive and learn, quite
    • into this other being, into this other event. We can learn nothing at
    • consciousness of a human being on earth must go back and forth
    • have to bring to bear on the living thought entities of the elemental
    • antipathy appear as it transforms itself into this or that other
    • their colour or the ear hears their tones, so correspondingly in the
    • wish to stay near them; we turn away from the things and people who
    • cannot bear the sight of red. Most of us accept all the colours with
    • capable of letting the sympathetic and antipathetic perception appear
    • You can also learn how sympathies and antipathies play a part in
    • and antipathies. From my description you will have been able to learn
    • correct experience there. No one who is really earnest about gaining
    • As mentioned in an earlier lecture, what develops in a spiritual way
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    • Knowing a thing is not the same as creating it; a person learns only
    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • threshold have to be observed; in order to perceive and learn, quite
    • into this other being, into this other event. We can learn nothing at
    • consciousness of a human being on earth must go back and forth
    • have to bring to bear on the living thought entities of the elemental
    • antipathy appear as it transforms itself into this or that other
    • their colour or the ear hears their tones, so correspondingly in the
    • wish to stay near them; we turn away from the things and people who
    • cannot bear the sight of red. Most of us accept all the colours with
    • capable of letting the sympathetic and antipathetic perception appear
    • You can also learn how sympathies and antipathies play a part in
    • and antipathies. From my description you will have been able to learn
    • correct experience there. No one who is really earnest about gaining
    • As mentioned in an earlier lecture, what develops in a spiritual way
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • But, my dear friends, it would be a great mistake to compare the
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • through their super-cunning they would appear as seven or
    • guidance of Ahriman with the clear intention of opposing human
    • the elemental beings would divert the earth from its intended
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • achieved something; one was eager to hear what they had to say, and
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • But, my dear friends, it would be a great mistake to compare the
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • through their super-cunning they would appear as seven or
    • guidance of Ahriman with the clear intention of opposing human
    • the elemental beings would divert the earth from its intended
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    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • frequently studied the stomach and the heart.’ This interior,
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • early stages of development; but even during a part of the Moon
    • turned. We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are
    • we must learn to think differently, even in regard to the physical
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as it
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • warmth, separates and remains with the earth. But every other
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    • of human life. Even from our own ranks, dear friends of ours have
    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • outside, without ever going inside, so that we would never learn to
    • frequently studied the stomach and the heart.’ This interior,
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • early stages of development; but even during a part of the Moon
    • turned. We should bear in mind that many super-sensible facts are
    • we must learn to think differently, even in regard to the physical
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as it
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • warmth, separates and remains with the earth. But every other
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    • My dear friends:
    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • think during the course of years, which is only a part, a small part,
    • learn something more important and more essential about what has just
    • larger number of our dear friends have passed through the portal of
    • in this moment, as we draw nearer to the souls of the so-called dead,
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • through my own soul in the course of the year, since we last saw one
    • during the last year, I have often had to say to our friends, that
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • and given over to the earth.
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
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    • My dear friends:
    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • think during the course of years, which is only a part, a small part,
    • learn something more important and more essential about what has just
    • larger number of our dear friends have passed through the portal of
    • in this moment, as we draw nearer to the souls of the so-called dead,
    • we learn to know all those shattering experiences which must heap
    • through my own soul in the course of the year, since we last saw one
    • during the last year, I have often had to say to our friends, that
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • and given over to the earth.
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
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    • science we learn of the so-called “members” of man's
    • these members, we must be quite clear that this knowledge is very
    • evolution. In an epoch lying four or five thousand years behind us,
    • Indeed the continual re-appearance of the human being in his various
    • in very early epochs of Egyptian culture, for example — but
    • actually in all such culture-epochs — the external appearance
    • altogether different state of things. The important fact to bear in
    • living four or five thousand years before the Christian era, we
    • uniformity between the first and the later years of life. Even in
    • earliest childhood the impress of the all-human was apparent,
    • Things that appear in the
    • inter-related. In earlier times the connection between them was much
    • And so it comes about that many of those in cultured and learned
    • cosmic tendency. The gist of the matter can be made clear by a
    • form and direction taken by culture in the near future that this is
    • early childhood as there is in the later years of a man's life. In
    • approximately the first three years. In that period, every individual
    • know that these first three years are sharply demarcated from later
    • period that the human being learns to say “I”, to grasp
    • and understand his egohood. The other is that when, in later years, a
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    • science we learn of the so-called “members” of man's
    • these members, we must be quite clear that this knowledge is very
    • evolution. In an epoch lying four or five thousand years behind us,
    • Indeed the continual re-appearance of the human being in his various
    • in very early epochs of Egyptian culture, for example — but
    • actually in all such culture-epochs — the external appearance
    • altogether different state of things. The important fact to bear in
    • living four or five thousand years before the Christian era, we
    • uniformity between the first and the later years of life. Even in
    • earliest childhood the impress of the all-human was apparent,
    • Things that appear in the
    • inter-related. In earlier times the connection between them was much
    • And so it comes about that many of those in cultured and learned
    • cosmic tendency. The gist of the matter can be made clear by a
    • form and direction taken by culture in the near future that this is
    • early childhood as there is in the later years of a man's life. In
    • approximately the first three years. In that period, every individual
    • know that these first three years are sharply demarcated from later
    • period that the human being learns to say “I”, to grasp
    • and understand his egohood. The other is that when, in later years, a
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    • previous embodiments of earth. Angels, archangels, archai.
    • Manas, but have not nearly finished doing it. Man is beginning to
    • on earth during middle third. Only in the past were racial
    • place became important in another sense: Earth radiations of
    • maturity. Hence black, yellow, white. Earth radiations of North
    • of earth's surface formed by a balance between forces of Spirits
    • Spirit of Form on earth, Cherubim in air, Seraphim in heat. All
    • radiations from centre of earth. Spirits of Form, Motion, Wisdom,
    • work from outside earth: form in light, motion in chemical forces
    • whole planet had to come into existence and disappear. Similar for
    • Sun and Moon. Earth missive must bring equilibrium to the three,
    • and Malays formed in early Atlantis. The first archangel to become
    • Scandinavian had found his centre above the earth near
    • mythology gives so clear an Anthroposophical picture of evolution
    • awakened. The Ego of the Westerner awoke much earlier but in a
    • coming meant return of Balder and the time spent on earth was a
    • Mother Earth world, and the Blessed Child in the third world. The
    • century. Christ appeared on physical plane because at that time
    • the reception of Christ. The appearance of Christ may take a
    • been silent, and he will overcome Fenris Wolf. A picture near
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    • etc. I was able to build upon this foundation because my hearers
    • learn the inward life of an individual being we must pass from the
    • peoples on the earth with the forces of the heavenly bodies in space.
    • ascribes it to the action of the magnetism of the earth. He seeks in
    • peoples can thus be clearly understood, as well as their mutual
    • beings the names customary in the early centuries of Christianity. An
    • Folk-souls — ‘because the fate of humanity in the near
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    • and I should like briefly to reply, in answer to our dear friend Mr.
    • Eriksen, that the words of hearty greeting which he has just spoken
    • are responded to by me in an equally deep and heartfelt manner.
    • which is usually most dear to a man’. This, however, is not
    • the near future will bring men together much more than has hitherto
    • must appear very unreasonable to our age, to be told about beings,
    • this conception, — is difficult to make clear to the man of our
    • the Alps and Jura, and it would be quite clear to him, that this does
    • spirit of a man, and that we can just as clearly distinguish the
    • future work, by having in a certain way, to a certain extent, learnt
    • learnt to master the sentient body or astral body, by pressing into
    • who have studied what we call the researches into the Akashic
    • through the earlier evolution of his being, for instance, the
    • evolution of his astral body, in the same condition of the earth in
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • earlier existence of the earth, in the Moon-existence. Just as we
    • perceive our present life to be the result of earlier earth lives, of
    • earlier incarnations, so do we look too, upon earlier incarnations of
    • our earth. What we call the sentient-soul and the intellectual-soul,
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
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    • in the first place turn to the researches made by clairvoyant
    • consciousness. Now where does clairvoyant research find something
    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • different parts, and that in the different parts of our earth there
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • certain part of our earth, it is comprehensible that for a
    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • aura of that special part of the earth. This etheric aura is quite
    • the surface of our earth. This etheric aura differs very considerably
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • dwelling place and takes possession of another part of the earth.
    • part of the earth does not only depend upon what rises out of the
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • our earth. The various etheric auras of Europe altered very much at
    • particular part of the earth there is something which can be altered,
    • peoples. When we consider this aura we must clearly understand that,
    • that which mysteriously confronts us in the part of the earth
    • part of the earth.
    • vegetation, in the peculiar configuration of the earth and so on, is
    • the earth; and they embody themselves, as in a physical body, in that
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    • appear in the intellectual-soul or mind-soul, and only becomes quite
    • you are acquainted, a conception that bears some likeness to the
    • with me the following considerations. You have all learnt at school
    • that you could never learn that by any sort of external experience. I
    • If you once clearly visualize this figure in your mind,
    • most practical, because people already know it, having learnt it at
    • such as appears to external man, a world of external colors and
    • to conceive of the activity of the Archangels. These truths appear
    • in which the physical world appears to man, in which he receives
    • perceive quite clearly that such things come into the human
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • appeared in it. From whence could the Greeks have taken their
    • at colors and hears sounds, so does the Archangel look down upon the
    • around which again is gathered something that appears as a sort of
    • the Archangels is what appears within, in the field of human
    • from within; hence when the individuals belonging to a people appear
    • Angels are nearly at the end of it, but have in no wise finished it.
    • certain portion of the earth, and over this people the folk-aura, the
    • merely as an allegory, but as representing as nearly as possible the
    • because one only sees, as a rule, what is nearest to one, so in this
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    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • as Saturn, Sun, Moon, and through our Earth period itself in so far
    • appears before our eyes to-day, we must look at a wonderful tissue,
    • woven out of many and various forms. It must be quite clear to us,
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • appear at a certain age.
    • of the teeth, that is up to his seventh year, principally develops
    • and up to the seventh year, has for the present been repeated up to
    • to the fourteenth year, i.e., up to puberty. That too is a stage in
    • only during the condition of the Earth-life. We then come to the
    • twenty-first or twenty-second year. During this time the astral body,
    • which only comes in about his twentieth year, have no direct interest
    • nature, one might say, somewhere about the twentieth year of life: so
    • which he is to be found somewhere about his twentieth year. All that
    • one interfered with these Spirits of Form until the twentieth year,
    • then, in the first seven years of his life man would have had the
    • and his fourteenth year, he would have a sleep consciousness. From
    • his fourteenth to his twentieth year, he would be very active
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    • other ground than that of Spiritual Science; for whatever we may hear
    • Therefore, through them only do we learn to bear that which at the
    • Anthroposophist will learn, through the teaching of karma and
    • examples which are in certain respects clearer to us than the
    • What we have learned in the course of the last lectures,
    • made comprehensible to us how the Beings, whom we have learned to
    • themselves in some way or other, so that they appear somewhere in the
    • external surface of our earth is simply a delusion. The truth is,
    • presents itself as forces which come out of the earth and radiate
    • upon the earth if only these forces were there. These forces alone
    • might say a boundary, which is the surface of the earth. So that the
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • produces the various contours of the earth's surface. So that
    • what you see outside as the earth's surface is most unreal, it
    • Spirits of Motion which is so arranged that it models the earth in
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • outwards from within the earth, and had as their opponents only the
    • Spirits of Motion, then the earth would inwardly be in a continual
    • produced at the time when the primeval mass of the earth was still in
    • Spirits of Motion, the earth would be still in that form, if another
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    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • be taken as a sort of annotation. In the equilibrium of our earth the
    • as regards this state of equilibrium, works from within the earth.
    • the earth, and that the way in which man becomes aware of these
    • simple, and, to make the mission of the earth comprehensible, it is
    • the elements of earth-existence.
    • Form, which brings about in our life on earth that there should be
    • not merely one kind of humanity spread over the whole earth, but that
    • in the course of the evolution of the earth, the pure activity of the
    • universe which surrounds our earth and together with it makes one
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • for the establishing of the earthly equilibrium, for the fulfillment
    • of the mission of the earth. One thing only was necessary so that the
    • united with Earth, the evolution of man could not have taken place.
    • Mars, Venus and Mercury. These forces stream down upon Earth, are
    • stemmed there and ray up again from Earth, as was described at the
    • Thus if you have a part of Earth's surface upon
    • that particular part of the Earth's surface but the entirely
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • who inhabit the Earth.
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    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • of fact, look back very far indeed, back to early Atlantean times, if
    • back to early Atlantean times. But later on other streams were sent
    • after these early ones.
    • While therefore the Earth was already colonized with the
    • colonized parts of the Earth. Thus we have to do with a later stream,
    • post-Atlantean evolution, — then we must clearly understand
    • have to deal therefore with an earlier division and a later advance,
    • words, they were nearer to or further away from the rank of a Spirit
    • respect appears in the mission of a Folk-spirit, one whom we must
    • and teachings about the gods appear, but also in the philosophies, in
    • extreme among the learned Rabbis, in their learned Rabbinism. It is
    • years. That is the great polarity between Pluralism and Monism, and
    • thousands of years, gradually to spread over the whole earth. This
    • coincided with the coming to Earth of the Christ-impulse — the
    • who, as we have heard, had in a certain respect risen to t