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  • Title: CaMF: Bibliographical Note
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    • book — appeared in Stuttgart. This was one of the Steiner titles
    • 1961 in Stuttgart.
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 1: Points of View
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    • gathering momentum, and our unwilling hearts follow hesitantly and with
    • to take precedence over their hearts. These people are unable to free
    • the crust of the earth if, instead of examining strata and their
    • the mission of heat in the evolution of the earth when he has studied
    • spiritual evolution of man just as impartially as the naturalist
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 2: Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom
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    • give him what his heart seeks. He acknowledges the gods, but he knows
    • they are in the position of a man who can see and who imparts his
    • new sun and a new earth appear to him. Out of spiritual fire the whole
    • robbing men of happiness, of the most valuable part of life, to lead
    • the enigmas of existence. Particularly in our time, when only things
    • feeling the particular fire which is essential. Let a divine being
    • art,’ as rendering unto him a form of address which is truthful, free
    • totality is dissolved into parts, into transitory phenomena. Birth and
    • participate in his creation. Such feelings lived in the ancient mystic
    • become a part of the creative activity of the divine. He may say to
    • within it; creatively it works in me; I am a part of it. What I am now
    • Heraclitus in particular. For this reason the saying of Xenophanes can
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 3: Greek Sages Before Plato In the Light of Mystery Wisdom
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    • latter in the temple of Artemis,
    • particular this characterization cannot be extended to man unless his
    • valueless if it does not cancel out our dependence upon earthly
    • point out not the transitory quality of earthly things, but the
    • death is the eternal life of mortals, earthly life the death of
    • Heraclitus in particular may easily be misunderstood. He allows strife
    • independent. He can participate in the eternal spirit which he beholds
    • A man wise in such matters would never surmise in his heart
    • the earthly and the divine. There was no question of the divine
    • existing outside and beyond earthly things. The divine lives in man;
    • beneath the earth. He knows the truth about life's ending, and he
    • become worn out through being applied to earthly experiences. The game
    • being — more than in fire and earth and water, such and such a
    • play a similar part in nature. For instance, astronomy is mathematics
    • functions of the human soul are not a force apart from the rest of the
    • body is limited by neighboring parts, but the soul expands freely over
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 4: Plato as a Mystic
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    • expositions was conveyed. Where he taught, the participants
    • like other moments. He meets death as any other occurrence of earthly
    • Dialogue on the Immortality of the Soul: “For my part, I had strange
    • insight, then we partake of the eternal in them. But the physical
    • itself, it departs into the realm of the pure, the everlasting, the
    • The Timaeus in particular reveals to us the relationship of Plato's
    • upon the earth and himself perished by a thunderbolt -that story, as
    • round the earth, and a destruction of the things on the earth by
    • particular Mystery-cult) which it is permissible only for the
    • partaken of this divine quality. After these men, representing varying
    • is a “daemon,” a mediator between the earthly and the divine. —
    • through mantic art.
    • boy. But Pallas Athene rescues the still beating heart and brings it
    • temporal-earthly soul of man. As soon as this divine element,
    • it is completely disconnected from itself and participates in a cosmic
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 5: Mystery Wisdom and Myth
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    • Minos' own daughter, Ariadne, took his part. The Minotaur lived in a
    • than Typhon, or a gentler and simpler creature, whose nature partakes
    • intentions of the good one and thwart the charioteer. When the team
    • inner being of man, the part not perceptible to the senses.
    • the four elements, fire, water, earth and air. In the five murderers
    • gods in certain parts of the country. A significant series of myths
    • He tore him into fourteen pieces, which were scattered far apart in
    • earth and air — into the multiplicity of existence. He sets in
    • only through the tearing apart of the archetypal One into the four
    • world. All the things that meet us partake of the diffused divinity,
    • spiritual eye. Hercules caught the doe of Artemis. The latter is the
    • dragons' teeth, so that armed men grew out of the earth. On the advice
    • part of his consciousness (Absyrtus). This is demanded by the material
    • Of particular interest in relation to such an interpretation is the
    • of the gods, of Uranos (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Kronos, the youngest
    • presumption, Prometheus took their part, teaching them the art of
    • his heart upon the sea, seeking to win his own soul and the return of
    • hastened to search for her all over the earth. In Eleusis the
    • limitless. She caused famine to spread over the earth. To avoid
    • of the earth. Thus Demeter is the archetypal being of the earth, and
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  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 6: Egyptian Mystery Wisdom
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    • different parts of Egypt, Osiris gradually became the favorite and
    • earth, preserved within the earthly element, then the eternal part of
    • eighth hour of the day with the image of the heart of the gods,
    • eternal part of man is addressed as an Osiris. After the title Osiris,
    • her, and she bore him Horus. Horus took over the earthly tasks of
    • him, was to be revealed in him. The power of earthly nature suppressed
    • his earthly nature was killed and his higher nature awakened. It is
    • died to earthly things. I was dead. As a lower man I had died; I was
    • who already have become part of the circle of the eternal cosmic
    • So the life of an initiate is a typical one. It may be described apart
    • ‘Hail thou that art highly favored ... Behold, thou shalt conceive
    • blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in
    • the kingdoms of the earth. Buddha will have nothing to do with this,
    • not desire an earthly one; I shall become Buddha and make all the
    • and glistening.” At this point Buddha's earthly life ends, but the
    • most important part of the life of Jesus begins here: Passion, Death
    • Buddha's life ends with the transfiguration. The most significant part
    • and dies. The physical part of him disappears. But the spiritual, the
    • when his physical part dies. In Jesus the Logos itself became a
    • a part of what previously was only to be attained by the methods of
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  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 7: The Gospels
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    • be “easily written on a quarto page.” But what kind of
    • This what thou art attempting. Wilt thou fly upwards? Thou canst not.
    • people participate in this salvation. He had to carry out into the
    • Mysteries hitherto had been to those who took part in it. Indeed he
    • human hearts, in the form of faith, the certainty that the divine
    • weighed on the heart of Jesus like a nightmare that among those
    • participate in initiation may enjoy some of the fruits of the
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 8: The Miracle of the Raising of Lazarus
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    • reason exercises its art. Behind these facts he conceals the “Word”
    • square opening, closed by an immense stone slab. Martha and Mary
    • new life. That part of Lazarus becomes “ill” from which the “new man,”
    • partook of the life which is eternal. — We need only express his
    • should partake in the Mysteries, you will feel ashamed of having been
    • His earthly part, of which his higher being in the sense of the
    • Mysteries must be ashamed, had to be laid aside. The earthly part had
    • divided the life of the mystic into two parts. One who does not know
    • The idea of Hamlet has become an artistic, personal experience within
    • The earthly body has actually been dead for three days. From death
    • withdrew them from the world that they might die to earthly things and
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 9: The Apocalypse of John
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    • This happens if someone allows himself to be led part of the way by
    • power, from the earth so that through sloth humanity may not neglect
    • when it is said at the opening of the third seal: “A quart of wheat
    • for a shilling, and three quarts of barley for a shilling,” and that
    • hail came out of fire mingled with blood, and it fell on the earth.
    • And a third of the earth was burnt up, also a third of the trees was
    • humanity are so enormously enhanced. What is to become of the earth
    • the earthly period is over, during which the seven messages hold good,
    • distant future appears that form of the earth which the initiate
    • continues to work in earthly life. And after it has been shown how
    • it make the eternal part happy: “but it will be sweet in your mouth
    • actual on the earth. It kills everything belonging to the lower
    • to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him” (chapter 12,
    • voice of the heart is to decide in each individual case. This or that
    • part of the Apocalypse describes graphically the dangers threatening
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 10: Jesus and His Historical Background
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    • nor are they far apart, because of the fellowship which is so dear to
    • Mysteries the neophyte was artificially prepared so that at the
    • on earth. Anyone who had arrived at such a presentiment of this truth
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 11: The Essence of Christianity
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    • earthly lives he ought in the future to be more and more united. Jesus
    • It is not the eternal part in the soul that conquers death and is
    • immortal part had been taken from it. Only the personality as such was
    • degree of divinity within himself, and with his own earthly material
    • to find his own divine part; but this is a human-divine part, that is,
    • a divine part at a certain stage of development. Yet the Christian God
    • its mysticism in this sense starts with an assumption. The Christian
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 12: Christianity and Pagan Wisdom
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    • conceptions started with Philo of Alexandria (B.C. 25–A.D. 50).
    • the innermost part of the human soul. One could say that the mystery
    • innermost part of his being, and its higher experiences. In his case
    • essence, which cannot be formed in thoughts or imparted in concepts. It is
    • heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and
    • but all that lies around; earth at peace, and sea at peace, and air
    • conceptions; at the starting-point of Christianity it meets us within
  • Title: CaMF: Chapter 13: Augustine and the Church
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    • "divine" was to be found. "I asked the earth and it said, I am not He;
    • and all things that are in the earth confessed the same. I asked the
    • soul. The soul said, No eyes nor ears can impart to you what is in me.
    • not accessible to man's own perception, and as an article of faith, is
    • teaching of Dionysius the Areopagite. This teaching started with a God
    • feeling, became an article of faith which by its very nature was
    • article of faith it is revealed to all. In Christianity the viewpoint
  • Title: CaMF: Comments By the Author
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    • edition, Stuttgart 1955.]
  • Title: CaMF: Back Cover Sheet
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    • Among the activities springing from the work of Rudolf Steiner are the Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association which aims at improved nutrition resulting from methods of agriculture outlined by Rudolf Steiner; the art of Eurythmy, created and described by him as “visible speech and visible song;” the work of the Clinical and Therapeutical Institute of Arlesheim, Switzerland, with related institutions in other countries; the homes for the treatment of mentally retarded children; and new directions of work in such fields as Mathematics, Physics, Painting, Sculpture, Music Therapy, Drama, Speech Formation, Astronomy, Economics and Psychology.
  • Title: CaMF: Foreword
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    • of spiritual experience forming the science, art and religion of the
    • Steiner saw the central event in the evolution of cosmos, earth and
  • Title: CaMF: Translators Notes
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    • for 43 years with intervals for zoological travels to various parts of
    • the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface by Reference to Causes Now
    • Steiner wrote an appreciative article on his work which was published
    • Goethe, Faust, Part I, 3456–3458:
    • Artemis. So some people say, he has purposely written it obscurely,
    • similarity between the two. This was a part of the Orphic doctrine.
    • part of Philo's Allegories of the Sacred Laws, though published under
    • 102. A part of Philo's Allegories of the Sacred Laws, this work includes
    • on a number of occasions, particularly in lectures given between
    • Thou art but a sorry guest
    • In the darkness of earth.
    • Jacob Burckhardt (1818–1897), Swiss writer on art and
    • name is well-known in America among students of art history.
    • own extensive series of lectures on art history and appreciation,
    • Whenever Steiner quoted Martin Luther's translation of the Bible,
    • book. However, particularly in his quotations from the Apocalypse,
  • Title: CaMF: Author's Preface to the Second Edition
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    • particular character of the book. It represents an attempt to describe
  • Title: CaMF: Reference Guide to Principal Themes in Christianity As Mystical Fact, Based on Other Works by Rudolf Steiner
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    • Universe, Earth and Man,
    • Cycle 4, Lecture 10, Stuttgart, August 14, 1908.
    • Also in Anthroposophical Quarterly, Vol. 2, 1927, p. 1. S-2356
    • Universe, Earth and Man.
    • Cycle 4, Lecture 8, Stuttgart, August 12, 1908.
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • Earthly Death and Cosmic Life,
    • Universe, Earth and Man in their Relationship to Egyptian Myths and
    • Cycle 4, 11 lectures given in Stuttgart, August, 1908.
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • Also in Anthroposophical Quarterly,
    • Also in Anthroposophical Quarterly,
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • the written accounts of the life of the Christ upon earth.
    • Earthly and Cosmic Man,
    • The Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ.
  • Title: CaMF: Introduction: Rudolf Steiner -- A Biographical Sketch
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    • In later life, particularly in his lectures on education, Steiner
    • a vital part of his organism into an instrument of speech and when he
    • which set him dramatically apart from the animals.
    • years old, into one of the most idyllic parts of Austria, called “the
    • doing some original research in the most puzzling part of Goethe's
    • Only two years ago, Dr. Emil Bock, of Stuttgart, Germany, one of the
    • Saturday Review). He wrote the leading article and the dramatic
    • contact with the intellectual and artistic élite of Berlin at the
    • to the spirit-beings who desire to invest a particular ideology with a
    • are still practiced in many parts of the world. They all have one
    • to the level of cosmic reality, could now impart life to the dormant
    • anthroposophical period. In a lecture given at the headquarters of the
    • German Anthroposophical Society at Stuttgart (on February 6, 1923) he
    • Art and practical life. As one of the milestones for the beginning of
    • as an artist had found its culmination. Stage three (approximately
    • In the field of Art there is hardly an area he did not touch with the
    • visual arts is too far-reaching for anyone even to attempt to describe
    • Eurythmy and for Dramatic Art have performed before enthusiastic
    • title and its reference to Christianity, it will be of particular
    • centers in many cities in the Old and New World. Apart from the inestimable
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