Thirty-Ninth Week of the Year:
“Destinies of Individuals & Nations”
Steiner started each of these lectures, given during the war years, with a verse for those who had died. He begins this volume with a consideration of the destinies of nations from a spiritual point of view. He goes on to consider the Christ-Impulse and the Michaelic Spirits that serve Him. Also included are lectures on the three stages of imaginative knowledge, the rhythm of sleeping and waking, the relation between our physical and etheric bodies, and the prophetic nature of dreams. The last lecture takes up the question of the cosmic meaning of our sense impressions and of our thinking, feeling, and willing.
These fourteen lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner at Berlin during the years, 1914–1915, and were published in German as, Menschenschicksale und Voelkerschicksale.
This translation is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 157, GA 157, CW 157.