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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • gall to the liver.” This was stated by Karl Vogt, who in his
    • time ago, all this became quite different. It is true that stragglers
    • of Haeckel. In this work one can read the following: “Indeed,
    • in this mechanism. The results which the materialistic conception has
    • fruitful it will doubtless remain in this sense in the future —
    • playing its historical role. This attempt at a scientific world
    • and simple. A time had come when everything in this materialistic
    • also think in this manner today.
    • speech.” He tried to demonstrate that this scientific
    • satisfied with doing this. But he emphasized at the same time that in
    • doing this it contributes absolutely nothing to an explanation of
    • pleases toward these statements of Du Bois-Reymond, but this much is
    • lose confidence in this interpretation.
    • higher world-conception This is an undertaking to which we would like
    • To this was added something else. It became more
    • could be transmitted by inheritance, and that in this way a
    • contrast to this view was presented by those who, relying on
    • mutation. With this, what was regarded as a firm article of faith by
    • this ground; thus W. H. Rolph, who died young, in 1884 declared in
    • that it grows to excess where the occasion for this is given . . .
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  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • Worlds?), which appear in this periodical*, this
    • broadens his power of cognition in this way if he is no longer
    • from transitory to non-transitory history. It is a fact that this
    • Chronicle.” Only a faint conception of this chronicle can be
    • the character of this sense world. To the uninitiated, who cannot yet
    • infallible. This perception also can err, can see in an inexact,
    • oblique, wrong manner. No man is free from error in this field, no
    • Following this introduction, several chapters from
    • Continent still existed between America and Europe. This part of our
    • earth's surface was once land. Today this forms the floor of the
    • Atlantic Ocean. Plato tells of the last remnant of this land, the
    • ones, and the fact that the last remnants of this continent sank in
    • the tenth millennium B.C. In this present book the intention is to
    • in these regions later, developed from this earlier
    • anything at all about such sources will understand why this has to be
    • so. But events can occur which will make a breaking of this silence
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • wholly to the world of the senses. This difference extended not only
    • had a highly developed memory. This memory was one of their
    • judgment accordingly. For this reason all teaching at that time was
    • conditions the Atlantean had to rely on experiment, while in this
    • technology. One can form an idea of this from the following. Think of
    • a kernel of seed-grain. In this an energy lies dormant. This energy
    • causes the stalk to sprout from the kernel. Nature can awaken this
    • thinner than today. Because of this thinness the water could
    • to direct it in such ingenious ways as once were possible. From this
    • It was due to this that the Atlantean could consciously employ his
    • was capable of further development. From this part the Atlanteans
    • erected buildings and so-forth — this he owed not to his
    • was instinctive. However, one must not imagine this to have
    • the Atlanteans that of the Rmoahals. The memory of this race was
    • in the soul. This was expressed in the fact that the Rmoahals
    • himself, and this speech-word belonged to the objects of the external
    • the medium of language. It is true that all this existed in a still
    • men of today. When a Rmoahals man pronounced a word, this word
    • Because of this, words at that time were curative; they could advance
    • similar functions. All this progressively decreased in force among
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  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • IN THIS CHAPTER we shall learn about the
    • man perceives around him is in process of development. In this sense,
    • fifth root race, had first to develop. It is this root race in
    • executes it as the consequence of his own thought. This ability was
    • of this development of the human being and learns to admit that man
    • by beings of this kind that mankind was instructed in the sciences,
    • the laws according to which mankind had to develop. This was true. In
    • places about which the average people knew nothing, this initiation,
    • this communication with the gods, actually took place. These places
    • The faculty of thought, which developed in this subrace, was such a
    • capacity. But this evolved slowly and gradually. Even the last
    • Atlanteans through this process, they were advancing to the stage
    • From this third group the above-mentioned
    • developed. This was accomplished by the leader through the isolation
    • therefore of whom none was to be made. Of this great fundamental
    • knowledge and all labor was to be pursued in this sense. In the
    • were taught with this idea. Man was to arrange his labor, his moral
    • character. Through this, Manu wanted to initiate the real task
    • imposed upon the fifth root race. This race was to learn to direct
    • powers. Man should use his faculty of thought, but this faculty of
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  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • be set forth in this chapter. This period precedes the one depicted
    • books this continent was situated south of Asia, and extended
    • of this root race after these events, and only then will the
    • developed among this race. While men could have ideas of
    • from those of later men. Through this strength they acted upon their
    • could feel this action and could be influenced purely by ideas. Thus
    • language. This communication consisted in a kind of “thought
    • this manner he understood plants and animals in their inner
    • was wholly directed toward this. The boys were hardened in the
    • Akasha Chronicle shows with respect to this raising of children
    • this kind.
    • Toward the end of this period, the buildings which
    • born magician, this talent was here developed into art and insight.
    • this gift he considered himself a “servant” of these
    • everything unspiritual. If one wishes to speak of religion at this
    • were regarded by others with great awe and veneration. And this awe
    • with the beings which build the world itself. One can call this
    • “initiation,” as “mystery,” emerged from this
    • times this communication had to become different, since the human
    • at first knew nothing of this. The man followed instinctively either
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  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • soul at that time embodied itself in matter, it could adapt this
    • denser the soul had to submit to the laws impressed upon this matter
    • longer possible for the soul to pour its whole inner energy into this
    • body. The soul had to retain something of this energy within itself
    • woman. When this difference had not yet appeared, every human being
    • the human body itself. By becoming male or female, the body lost this
    • inhibits a portion of the force of reproduction. That portion of this
    • as in woman. It cannot use this portion in the physical external
    • This portion of energy is now directed toward the
    • of thought, could not find a place in man. For this faculty would
    • through this association those organs are developed in the body which
    • This transformation of man takes place very slowly
    • male-female. In ancient times it also formed its body on this basis.
    • has a female soul, the female body a male soul. This inner
    • this equality there exists a difference involves a secret of
    • human nature. The understanding of this secret is of great
    • veil which is spread over this secret . . .
    • female. In this way man has become a spiritual being of the kind
    • produced. The external conditions did not yet exist for this. But
    • spite of their double-sexedness. This was possible because they had
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • soft malleable mass. The will had a much greater power over this mass
    • The body of man was warm-blooded. This must be
    • periods before the division into sexes. This division took place
    • With this we already indicate the soul life of man of that time.
    • This soul life cannot be described as a true inner
    • water spoke an “eloquent language” to man. In this manner
    • him. This activity reverberated in his soul. His own activity was an
    • expressed them by his will. In this way he was impelled to all his
    • certain colored image arose in his soul. But this colored image had
    • soul. One can compare this only with the flowing dream impressions of
    • proceeded according to law. Therefore, in relation to this stage of
    • dream consciousness. For the most part, colored images filled this
    • the events of this world: but in his soul life this world was
    • proceed without hindrance, he experienced pleasure, but when this
    • determined the content of his sensations, his joy and his pain. This
    • joy, or this pain were again released in his soul in a world of
    • page 96) soul life was different. Their soul life did not have this
    • originated with them. In this they acted quite consciously, but the
    • other men could only feel this influence as an instinct implanted in
    • character. Everything in this area which has taken on an ugly
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • discussed in what follows. And all this belongs to periods which are
    • easy in this area. The author of this present book in no way claims
    • mystery schools, but as yet the communication of this language is not
    • earthly dwelling place. Man first entered upon the earth in this
    • will be indicated here. This was a so-called astral or soul world.
    • The beings of this world did not lead an external, (physical) bodily
    • desires. But all this was enclosed in a soul body. Only to the
    • self-conscious spirit within him. This spirit united with the
    • middle of the Lemurian period. This union has already been indicated
    • this mass were purely physical-chemical, but they were regulated and
    • mother being. This was due to the fact that it was not a certain
    • All that existed at that time was experienced in this way. The
    • totally new was added to this. External material processes exercised
    • it was only the processes of motion in this material outside world
    • Such a being was basically a single organ of hearing. This sense
    • developed first. But one can see from this that separate organs of
    • matter, the spiritual being gradually lost the ability to mold this
    • At this time, however, it is no longer merely a
    • within the form is isolated. This portion is withdrawn from the
    • this isolated portion remains exposed to these influences. It is in
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  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • in their form of today. For this condition was preceded by others in
    • kind of earth germ. This contained within itself the forces which led
    • conditions. This earth germ however must not be imagined as a
    • In this astral germ of earth there are only
    • refined ether. Whence this etheric earth originated will be
    • The astral human beings combine with this ether.
    • They impress their nature upon this ether, in order that it can
    • become a likeness of the astral human entity. In this initial
    • envelope of air. It is in this astral envelope (atmosphere) that the
    • theosophical books this first humanity is called the first (the
    • chemical substances into being. This ether will here be called the
    • chemical ether. This second group of astral men has acquired its
    • which accomplish this lower labor, it could not have risen higher
    • in mind that this shape is based only on an airlike substance —
    • ether: life ether and chemical ether. Through the life ether this
    • the present forces of chemical attraction and repulsion. Thereby this
    • realm of man. This constitutes a beginning of nutrition. Thus these
    • had developed under this irradiation. Now they also came under the
    • increase temperature. With this, the earth became an entity which
    • suited to work on coarse solid substantiality. With this there had
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  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • that he did this very gradually. If one wants to form an idea of his
    • one can best do this by imagining it as similar to water vapor or to
    • a cloud suspended in the air. But of course this idea approaches
    • what man became later, however, one must imagine him at this stage as
    • lacking in this being. Floating rather than striding, it moves
    • of this being.
    • within this fire mist by means of their reason and their intelligent
    • material forms. This does not represent a degradation for them in the
    • broader sense of the term. One must be quite clear on this point. It
    • hand, these forces work in the higher beings at this stage in such a
    • arrangements of the earth. In this way, forms which are images of the
    • One should now imagine this process to be somewhat
    • time. At that moment the moon split off from the earth. This event
    • coarser and denser substantiality. Man must live in this cooler
    • environment. He can do this only if he changes his own
    • substantiality. With this densification of substance is connected a
    • This change in influence goes hand in hand with a
    • transformation of the human form. One half of this form, together
    • The other half of this form is turned upward, so to speak. The
    • upright. This is the immediate consequence of the extrusion of the
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  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • incarnations of the earth in primeval times. What in this connection
    • This “planetary development” of man
    • this we do not wish to say that the three conditions were not
    • cannot illuminate. For this research is not based on speculation, on
    • remain within this experience. Only in a conceptual splitting of
    • cognition, if only to the extent to which this is necessary for man
    • the realm of fantasy and dreams — he will understand this
    • investigates material laws. He does this in the manner and with the
    • The use of precisely this comparison for the
    • this prediction in just this sense. For the one who forms a clear
    • idea of this conviction of occultism, the objection that any human
    • essays will show that this is possible.
    • begins only when this nature raises itself to the higher nature in
    • the word, but this “ingenuity” will avail him absolutely
    • What can be said prophetically in this way about
    • forth. But this determining of place and style is based on something
    • and so forth. The one who uses this style for his house perhaps does
    • not become conscious of this “why.”
    • This is also the case with the great events in the
    • point where one happens to be standing. It is no different with this
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  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • stags of this development of mankind which were passed through before
    • the formation of the earth took place and before this sphere became
    • this area in their proper light. For the present one should connect
    • In imitation of oriental descriptions of this
    • periods of rest all life is extinct, although today this idea can be
    • out of this consideration of consciousness.
    • ideas. Man formed this consciousness only in the fourth principal
    • of this dullness, since even the dullness of sleep is somewhat
    • clearer than this consciousness. In abnormal, so-called deep states
    • of trance, modern man can still fall back into this state of
    • live in this state of consciousness. On the contrary, he ascends to a
    • stage, this condition, through which he once passed, has been effaced
    • While this Saturn consciousness is by some degrees
    • these objects and beings. (It hardly need be said that this
    • astronomy. This astronomical observation is based on the “clear
    • This Saturn consciousness developed slowly. As the
    • Pralaya) mentioned above. After this there developed out of
    • from this germ. One can say that on the Sun man repeated the
    • “Sun consciousness” of man appears. This is somewhat
    • a medium reduced to this condition, and with the higher consciousness
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  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • lived on earth. This is that condition of consciousness in which man
    • middle of this cycle. At this stage of consciousness man no longer
    • this fourth, the earthly condition of consciousness, the
    • than is the case today. The gradual growth of this earth
    • discussions which are to follow this description will be amplified
    • although this state of affairs was already preparing itself at a
    • form ideas and thoughts about objects. This capacity constitutes the
    • him at this time. In the consciousness of the clairvoyant one finds
    • all of mankind will advance, this must be understood with one
    • physical way. But this future physical condition of man will be a
    • the character of this view through the language of today and for
    • before him, then this conception is, as it were, only a shadow image
    • outside space. The consequence of this will be that man will be able
    • consciousness will gradually develop itself during this time. The
    • birth and death. All this will come to be with the developed
    • self-conscious image consciousness on “Jupiter.” This
    • only images, but also objects and beings. This occurs in the
    • his instigation, this being must use its own forces. Thus man is the
    • This is the course of the development of
    • following essays will be briefly indicated here. This concerns the
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • to old age. One can extend this comparison further. As among
    • creative (spiritual) consciousness. This does not exhaust the series
    • development which preceded the life of Saturn. When this life began
    • the human development. In this they act as creative powers,
    • man. This took place on heavenly bodies which preceded Saturn.
    • Flames.” Because the substance of which this body consisted had
    • during which this takes place is called the first small Saturn cycle.
    • (In the language of theosophy, this is the “first
    • round.”) The material body which man receives in this way is
    • cycle by the Spirits of Will, and that at that time this germ has the
    • This first smaller Saturn cycle is followed by six
    • participate in this elaboration in the most diverse ways.
    • This task comes to a conclusion around the middle of the third Saturn
    • After this point, the work of the fourth kind of
    • form. This activity of the “Spirits of Form” is completed
    • Personality” or of “Self-hood” (Egoism). At this
    • its existence to the Moon development (All this will become clear in
    • cycles as well. This work always acts as an inoculation with
    • Fire,” who, at this stage, still have a dull image
    • other hand, were still awakened to their human existence in this
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  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • Between them lies a period of rest (Pralaya). During this
    • sinks during a calm and dreamless sleep. This condition, which
    • one must realize that in this second great cycle the Sun was still a
    • distance from it. During the second cycle this was not yet the case
    • Moon. This is not the present moon, but the predecessor of our
    • earth, its previous embodiment (reincarnation), as it were. This Moon
    • another period of rest (Pralaya). During this period the two
    • sleep as one body. During the first half of this cycle our
    • turned upward like the blossom of the plant. This plant-man organism
    • But man only develops into this form during the
    • such a way that it can become a carrier of this body. During the
    • performed their labor in this respect during the first half of the
    • little later this labor is joined by that of the “Spirits of
    • now the motion too becomes such an expression. With this, the first
    • This emanation continues until around the middle
    • ether body and implants a powerful activity in it. This continues
    • which he will appear after his earthly existence. This is a
    • supra-psychic consciousness. These spirits attain this as a fruit of
    • during and after the Saturn period, and which until this time were
    • Asuras) have at this time attained the level of psychic
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  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • compared to this condition of dreamless sleep, or to the present
    • It is to be understood in this way if the Moon
    • the watch lying beside him which was perceptible in this dream image.
    • awaking from this dream he realizes that it was his own headache
    • which expressed itself in this way.
    • table itself. This is not the case with the Moon consciousness.
    • The basis for the development of this image
    • This third member is called the astral body.
    • This formation, however, only occurred in the
    • of what took place on Saturn and on the Sun. But this repetition must
    • — the Spirits of Form shape this astral body in such a way that
    • brought to this point by the shaping spirits in the successive stages
    • of development. This takes place in the following manner. The
    • exact, this labor of the Spirits of Twilight takes place from
    • Personality, and in the fifth by those of Fire. To be exact, this
    • developed on the Moon at that time, there is this to be said:
    • body of man in this period of development, means that they now rise
    • physical body. Through this activity in the dullness of his
    • (Manas). This “spirit self” attains its full
    • this for the “spirit-self” (Manas). They permeate
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • later. An advance of human consciousness is also associated with this
    • today this latter state of consciousness is in fact an
    • This present condition of consciousness develops
    • successive Sun cycles that it could become the carrier of this ether
    • second, and the Moon cycle during a third. During this third cycle
    • During the second half of this third cycle
    • astral body. Now the Spirits of Personality seize upon this higher
    • But now this changes. Thrones, Cherubim, and
    • After all this has taken place, around the end of
    • uniform mass (a chaos), and at the end of this stage the fourth earth
    • this stage everything is still in that high spiritual condition which
    • density of thoughts. At this stage, however, the animal beings which
    • beings. This stage is called that of the “formed” or
    • independent beings, here consist exclusively of this substance.
    • One calls this the “astral” stage.
    • here as independent ether forms. At this stage of development we are
    • development up to this point three other realms have come into
    • general mass. This is the first elementary realm. At the astral stage
    • This earth is inhabited by the higher spiritual
    • which they carry with them as a snail does its shell. In all this it
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  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • IN THIS DESCRIPTION, we shall take man as our
    • “I.” This fourfold human nature has in itself the
    • This threefold transformation of man is a
    • the previous development of the earth. It is in this unconscious
    • perfect. However, in this, one would be in error. It is true that the
    • has this physical body in common with the lowest natural realm on
    • in the structure. One will soon convince himself of the truth of this
    • statement if he undertakes to study this structure not merely with
    • part of the human physical body as the subject for this
    • This is not an amorphous massing of substance, but rather is joined
    • The bone is constructed in this wise fashion so that, through the
    • what attacks this astral body perpetrates against the wise
    • which man consumes are poisons for the heart. From this it can be
    • body, which even runs counter to this wisdom. It is true that in
    • least perfect part of man at present is the “I.” This is
    • planetary bodies have successively worked on this body, so that
    • that this development was carried forward on the Sun in such a way
    • an ether body. On Saturn this physical body had attained a point
    • caused it to disintegrate. For this complicatedness had reached such
    • a degree that this physical body could no longer maintain itself by
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  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • first to acquire them. For the faculty which this contemporary man is
    • wonderful machines through this force. But on the other hand, they
    • among the members of our race under the mask of mythology. In this
    • this the will as such remained in the background, and instead of
    • and moral faculties. This had to be so, for when properly used, the
    • The reason for this lies in the conditions prevailing in our time.
    • They do this in a way which corresponds to the demands of the
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • especially for the conscientious seeker of truth in this respect.
    • the research of natural science. To this is added the fact that this
    • built exclusively on the results of this research, can utter the
    • conceptions of life: one for this world alone, the other for heaven.
    • horizons to us through radium and other discoveries; this science
    • becomes apparent for our time. It turns out that this factual
    • hundreds of cases which could be adduced as proof for this assertion,
    • time. One can clairvoyantly explore this old land; the phenomenon of
    • the forms of this older plant world those desert-type plants which
    • science. Where its adversaries see such a contradiction, this does
    • the liquefaction of the air, and so forth. This opinion
    • they place beside the facts. This belief is very dazzling for
    • and thrown into disorder, and this disorder is illuminated from the
    • wrong points of view. Furthermore, he who maintains this opinion is
    • supersensible entities, is made the creator of this content without
    • cling to the reality which is given by this experience, just as no
    • previously. In this view, the science of the spirit is declared to be
    • entities which one simply regards as non-existent. This way of
    • fear and hope, is it then right to deny this spiritual life because
    • to you. From this you deduce that they do not exist and that those
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  • Title: Book: Cosmic Memory: Cover
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    • This book is published in Switzerland under the title
  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • this experience made upon him, he wrote his Friedrich Nietzsche,
    • Against his Time), published in 1895. This work evaluates the
    • the modern world. In somewhat enlarged form, this thesis appeared
    • translation of this book.
    • At about this time Steiner began his work as a
    • lecturer. This activity was eventually to occupy the major portion of
    • work of this one man!
    • Anthroposophy. On page 249 of this book he writes of the benefits of
    • this science of the spirit:
    • show him his highest goals, his true destiny. And they do this in a
    • Many of the thoughts expressed in this book may at
    • from a book of this kind. For example, while the word
    • difficulties with this book, as he indicates on page 112: “The
    • dealing with the science of the spirit is designed. This involves the
    • himself. Steiner describes this awakening as “...an
    • page my inner battle has been to reach the utmost possible in this
    • The essays contained in this book occupy a
    • the reality of the spiritual world because he could experience this
    • information regarding this spiritual world.
    • a future worthy of a responsible human being. This book appears now
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • This explains the occasional repetition of what has been said
    • Hierarchies he uses the Christian terminology customary for this
    • essays from this periodical which touch upon the epistemological
    • of questions posed by its readers. From this section we include some



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