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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • THE OBSERVER of the course of scientific
    • enigmas of existence, it sounds quite different than it did a short
    • of the most daring spirits saw in scientific materialism the only
    • did not make spiritual activity and the life of the soul proceed from
    • time ago, all this became quite different. It is true that stragglers
    • different way of speaking through more mature reflection on
    • scientific questions. A work has just appeared which bears the title,
    • even if we possessed the most complete knowledge of the physiological
    • psychic events are connected, even if we could look into the
    • point of view has been as a scientific working hypothesis, however
    • playing its historical role. This attempt at a scientific world
    • It is especially the 'fifties, the 'sixties, and
    • started from scientific studies joined their ranks. While Buechner,
    • Vogt, Moleschott and others still built on purely scientific
    • had already intervened in the intellectual life with his Leben
    • Jesu (Life of Jesus) in a manner which caused a sensation. He
    • scientific philosophers, all adherence to spiritual-soul origin of
    • edifice seemed to be right. Under a kind of coercion which the ideas
    • since my imagination receives the most beautiful stimulation through
    • children lovingly. My life was not in vain. I have made good use of
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  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • thing as given by different historians, and he will soon realize on
    • time. Nobody can say that the essential has been preserved, if he
    • broadens his power of cognition in this way if he is no longer
    • his own experience, the initiate easily appears to be a visionary, if
    • history, but appear in full life. In a certain sense, what has
    • civilization which, to be sure, was quite different from our modern
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • OUR ATLANTEAN ancestors differed more from
    • wholly to the world of the senses. This difference extended not only
    • differed from what can be observed today. If we go back to the first
    • different from ours. Logical reason, the power of arithmetical
    • different from what it became later. It was not calculated to furnish
    • the child with rules, to sharpen his reason. Instead, life was
    • the child had grown and had gone out into life, for everything he had
    • uniformity to all of life. For long periods things were done again
    • Atlanteans could control what one calls the life force. As
    • life force was transformed into technically utilizable power. The
    • Whether in face of current scientific beliefs one can easily imagine
    • period was radically different from ours. It will also be understood
    • that the physical nature of an Atlantean was quite different from
    • which could be used by the life force inherent in his own body in a
    • manner quite different from that possible in today's physical body.
    • physical powers in an entirely different way from a man of today. He
    • ideas of fatigue and the depletion of forces were quite different
    • similar picture is given if one should say that in the first
    • different from that of today. After all, nature is common to all men.
    • Plant and animal forms have become different. All of earthly nature
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  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root
    • transition of the fourth, the Atlantean root race, into the fifth,
    • fifth root race, had first to develop. It is this root race in
    • — as earthly man — was a being of a quite different kind
    • totally different entities which are spoken of here. The development
    • For until the fifth subrace of the Atlanteans, the Primal Semites,
    • The principal leader of the fifth Atlantean
    • decline of the Atlantean way of life, it could begin a new one which
    • them. These most capable ones existed in the fifth subrace. The
    • commandment of the fifth human root race, the well-known commandment
    • of life and worked on the development of the new race. For it was a
    • matter of arranging all of life according to the new conception of a
    • were to be directed from the visible to the invisible. Life is
    • determined by the forces of nature. The course of human life depends
    • divine powers and how man was to behave in order to arrange his life
    • life in such a way that they would correspond to the wise laws of the
    • divine. Life was ordered according to divine commandments,
    • sacrificial acts.
    • everything in human life toward the higher worlds. All
    • imposed upon the fifth root race. This race was to learn to direct
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  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • communications. If, to begin with, the reading of things and events
    • of our fifth root race up to the present, have been discussed.
    • But their ideas had a quite different strength
    • environment. Other men, animals, plants, and even lifeless objects
    • the energy of growth of plants, from the life force of animals. In
    • action and life. He even understood the physical and chemical forces
    • of lifeless objects in the same way. When he built something he did
    • of his arm by a simple effort of the will. For example, he could lift
    • enormous loads merely by using his will. If later the Atlantean was
    • helped by his control of the life force, the Lemurian was helped by
    • The raising of girls was different. While the
    • institutions differed in every respect from what temples were later,
    • for they were educational and scientific institutions at the same
    • universal laws and into the handling of them. If the Lemurian was a
    • reason and imagination. If one were to use an expression for these
    • became rulers of the others. Today it is difficult to give in words a
    • changed since that time. Nature itself and all human life were
    • different, therefore human labor and the relationship of man to man
    • differed greatly from what is customary today.
    • forms were different from what they are today. What now exists only
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  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • described in the preceding chapters differed from the form of
    • present-day man, one comes to conditions still more dissimilar if one
    • If one continues with the Akasha Chronicle, the
    • before us which are soft, malleable and quite different from later
    • woman. When this difference had not yet appeared, every human being
    • enters a certain stage of its densification. The density of matter
    • fructified by the spirit. In itself the soul is two-sided:
    • double-sexed through fructification by the spirit. Thus man and woman
    • are different in their external form; internally their spiritual
    • this equality there exists a difference involves a secret of
    • significance for all mystery science. It is the key to important
    • enigmas of life. For the present we are not permitted to lift the
    • sex, was a totally different being from that which one today
    • thoughts; he did not think. His life was one of impulses. His soul
    • gone through a quite different development in a still more remote
    • past. It was possible for their soul to be fructified by the spirit
    • consciousness. This was different among the superhuman beings
    • Because of a different earlier development, the
    • detour mentioned above. They differed from what one calls
    • sunlight does upon us, as a free gift “from above.”
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • stated explicitly, for in even earlier times it was different, as
    • on the earth of that time were different from those of later times.
    • With this we already indicate the soul life of man of that time.
    • This soul life cannot be described as a true inner
    • life. Physical and soul activities and qualities were not yet
    • strictly separated. The outer life of nature was still experienced by
    • In them he recognized and avoided dangers which threatened his life.
    • The remainder of the soul life took its course in
    • a manner quite different from that of later periods. In the soul
    • the events of this world: but in his soul life this world was
    • living images. Light, clear, beautiful images lived in him when he
    • page 96) soul life was different. Their soul life did not have this
    • on lifeless natural laws, as they do to the scientist of today, but
    • these beings considered it their task to act upon the new life in
    • accordance with their mission. The regulation of sexual life emanated
    • thought. At first all its manifestations were of the noblest
    • sake. Then, everything was a sacrificial service for the continuation
    • a service which man owes to the world. Sacrificial priests were the
    • Of a different kind were the influences of the
    • different among the half superhuman entities. They felt the impulse
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • scientifically in the contemporary sense, then only the consciousness
    • the science of the spirit as the latter is toward the scientific way
    • neunzehnten Jahrhundert (Conceptions of the World and of Life in
    • appreciate the materialistic-scientific view.*]
    • Only with difficulty can the writings in the
    • is dark and difficult to comprehend, and to struggle toward an
    • understandable manner of presentation. Many a difficulty in reading
    • If one traces the development of the earth even
    • innumerable seeds, so the soul life appeared in the countless shoots
    • life of everything pertaining to soul in their environment —
    • With the increasing densification of terrestrial
    • of its densification, external matter is no longer such that the soul
    • can give life to it without mediation. Therefore, a certain portion
    • becomes the carrier of the life principle, called Prana in
    • subject to the special life principle.
    • life of the body begins. The body no longer merely participates in
    • different. As soon as the soul no longer has any power over the
    • reproduction and in the developed inner life. This means that
    • reincarnation of the soul life in the newly-developing
    • necessary for his life. Previously, the circulating substances which
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  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • different forms. That which one now calls earth went through many
    • under the preceding conditions, but they looked quite different from
    • except for the small seed. Life develops by passing through it, and
    • produce a human ether life in them. Within the whole earth there
    • to develop from previously undifferentiated substance. Along with
    • kinds of matter, of the life ether and of the chemical ether. One
    • ether: life ether and chemical ether. Through the life ether this
    • earlier beings, composed merely of life ether, continue to exist, but
    • chemical ether. and life ether. In order that the astral entities can
    • plantlike entities, which however are very different in form from the
    • ether, the chemical ether, and the life ether. If one considers that
    • in the life ether and in the chemical and light ether. These forces,
    • light ether of the sun in order to be capable of life. But not only
    • further material densification of the earth. Solid matter developed
    • process of densification. It had condensed its most compact
  • 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
    • Everything which happened had sense and significance. But the
    • environment. He can do this only if he changes his own
    • substantiality. With this densification of substance is connected a
    • replaced by a completely different state. As a consequence, the
    • significance. For it would be a complete misconception of occult
    • truths if one were to see something base in the forces of
    • placed under divine laws, but is not to be mortified. The latter can
    • “Lucifer,” the name of their regent. The Luciferic gods
    • understanding. In their own interest, the Luciferic beings were
    • possibility of error. The Luciferic gods which acted on men had yet
    • learn to find the laws of his being. Under Lucifer's leadership he
    • Here the question arises: If in their development
    • the Luciferic entities had not reached the stage of intelligent
    • fire mist — for which only the moon gods, but not the Luciferic
    • began for these spirits. The Luciferic spirits could emerge once more
    • It now becomes clear whence the name Lucifer, that
    • All that follows can only be understood if one
  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • different manner than heretofore.
    • cognition, if only to the extent to which this is necessary for man
    • If sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are brought
    • material world. His prophecy could only prove false if the laws of
    • occur in the spiritual life which is contrary to spiritual laws. The
    • essential difference between the prediction of events through
    • not only wholly justified in their field, but are there the
    • only justified ones. In itself, a thing is neither higher nor
    • through even the most magnificent combinations of the intellect. A
    • real, practical significance. If they are to have value,
    • comprehensible only if one realizes that ordinary human consciousness
    • “lower.” They have a significance only in relation to the
    • point where one happens to be standing. It is no different with this
    • him. If one moves a little to the “right,” objects which
    • The beehive or that magnificent commonwealth
    • colonies must be sought in a supersensible world. If with his
    • segmentation is not demonstrable anatomically. In different
    • activities of the world these processes occur in quite different
    • the common and wise influences which appear in the communal life of
    • quite different from those in man or in the beehive. Many more
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • As INDIVIDUAL man has to pass through different
    • with the fourth stage in the great universal life of man. For now we
    • above, one must completely liberate oneself from the significance
    • “Saturn,” “Sun,” and “Moon,” if
    • with these names no other significance than that directly given to
    • Before the heavenly body on which the life of man
    • One is justified, as will appear from the following communications,
    • in which life is externally furthered, Manvantara, the
    • periods of rest all life is extinct, although today this idea can be
    • ceases to live during his sleep, so little does his life and that of
    • (Pralaya). It is only that the conditions of life in the
    • life-course on earth will be called — in accordance with
    • clarity. It is entirely dull. It is difficult to give an exact idea
    • observation of other heavenly bodies is quite different from that
    • which contemporary man can undertake by means of his scientific
    • fairly so, if one says that an inhabitant of Saturn experienced
    • with the smaller cycles. At that time the differences between the
    • dreamless sleep of his present life, man has a condition of
    • inhabitant of Saturn could also participate in the life of those
    • depends on the characteristics of the object. If the object is
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  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • discussions which are to follow this description will be amplified
    • outside in space during his life on earth. But on the other hand, a
    • thinking man reaches the point where he differentiates himself from
    • life of thoughts, there is already developing a disposition toward
    • life on the following planets. For in the first place, the
    • quite different forms from those which exist today will appear in its
    • possible for him, although it is very difficult to give an idea of
    • potentiality of again becoming real and image-like. If man speaks of
    • hand, the coming development of earth will raise the present life of
    • latter, however, will attain full life in man only on the next planet
    • does the life of perception thereby become totally different, but
    • different forces and powers; he himself will receive what to him will
    • be fully recognizable influences from very different realms than at
    • intercourse with the environment independently, that is, its life
    • condition of earth goes over into the life of Jupiter — after
    • the fifth cycle of Jupiter does man attain the stage which has been
    • speed with which the development on the different planets takes
    • place. For this is not the same on all the planets. Life proceeds
    • slowness of his development. Life has begun to accelerate again. On
    • stages. Not much can be publicly communicated about the life on this
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • The Life of Saturn
    • life between birth and death, through infancy, childhood, and so on,
    • contemporary humanity, men of different ages do not only follow upon
    • man or the mature woman, the youth, travel through life side by
    • self-conscious (psychic) image consciousness, a fifth with
    • development which preceded the life of Saturn. When this life began
    • which man will reach only after his Vulcan life, that is, a high
    • mankind lasted until the middle of the life of Saturn. Because of
    • “sensory germs” are still substantially different from
    • the middle of the fifth Saturn cycle.
    • middle of the fifth Saturn cycle by that of the “Sons of
    • to a kind of shining entity. While the life of Saturn is otherwise
    • are given the possibility to reveal themselves to the life of Saturn.
    • not yet completed at the end of the life of Saturn; it continues into
    • already been mentioned in the preceding chapters that life by no
    • to the time where its life develops through a period of rest into
    • From the fifth cycle onward, the Seraphim reveal
    • with true Christianity. If, for the sake of their Christianity, the
    • the man who sacrifices true Christianity to a supposedly advanced
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • The Life of the Sun
    • which sends life forces to one or several planets situated at a
    • Saturn body of man was a kind of automaton (quite lifeless), now,
    • previous form somewhat. If it were to remain as it was on Saturn, it
    • power-filled wisdom, in other words, “life.” The ether or
    • life body of man is thus an emanation of the “Wisdom
    • hatching, that is, it has a life-awakening power. Everything of such
    • a life-awakening power that lies in man and in his companions was
    • Around the middle of the fifth cycle the
    • the Sun before the middle of the fifth cycle in a more complete
    • one calls life-spirit (Buddhi). Only at later stages of his
    • development will he become conscious of this spirit of life. As from
    • is preserved for the life-spirit of man through all subsequent stages
    • Saturn, appears again. It combines with the life-spirit
    • The latter was completely lifeless at that time. Such a lifeless body
    • mineral basis for his life. As today there can be no plants without a
    • quite different from those of Saturn, these minerals which had been
    • thrust back assumed forms quite different from those they had had on
    • In the middle of the fifth cycle the
    • difficult to imagine that man lived as a plant being in the Sun
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  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • Life on the Moon
    • It is to be understood in this way if the Moon
    • second type would be if the dreamer thinks he perceives a passing
    • If one now wants to attain a conception of the
    • symbolical conceptions can direct its life in accordance with
    • The inner life of man's ancestor on the Moon thus
    • begin with their principal task in the fifth Moon era: they inoculate
    • the Spirits of Fire, and in the fifth by those of Twilight. To be
    • Personality, and in the fifth by those of Fire. To be exact, this
    • middle of the fourth course of the Moon, onward into the fifth.
    • If one considers the entire ancestor of man as he
    • other hand, around the middle of the fifth course of the Moon, he
    • Buddhi, the “life-spirit,” it is what later forms
    • and as on the Sun the Cherubim permeated the life-spirit
    • onward, the “life-spirit” (Buddhi), from the
    • While from the middle of the fifth Moon cycle
    • its conditions. Now this becomes different. Joy and pain now
    • agitated than later on the earth. If one wishes to characterize it,
    • present-day animals and man. If man had continued to advance in a
    • If, as he had developed on the Sun, man was called
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • The Life of Earth
    • the different members of his being. On the Moon the ether body
    • Sun cycle, the life-spirit (Buddhi) was joined to it with the
    • consisting of spirit man (Atma), life-spirit (Buddhi),
    • their lifeless character of today, while for the rest they are still
    • out of the uniform species of animal man there develop two classes.
    • Thrones on Saturn, the life-spirit (Buddhi) with the
    • These are now united with spirit-self, life-spirit, and spirit-man
    • the Spirits of Form which act here in the most significant way. They
    • uniform mass (a chaos), and at the end of this stage the fourth earth
    • to separate out of the uniform mass in germinal form. First there can
    • (spirit-man, life-spirit, spirit-self also exists in the
    • By degrees a densification of everything now
    • Now a further densification takes place. The
    • densification now advances to that condition which is called
    • have no independence, but they can manifest forces which are similar
    • life-spirit, spirit-self, Atma-Buddhi-Manas) has as yet no
    • physical condition, which thus constitute differences in a smaller
    • beginning of its physical densification. One should now represent to
    • If one follows the development of mankind in that
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  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • of the physical body, the ether or life body, the astral body and the
    • and purifying of the astral body by the “I” causes the
    • transformation of the ether or life body creates the life spirit
    • statement if he undertakes to study this structure not merely with
    • in different directions. No modern engineering skill could fit a
    • If one compares the levels of perfection of the
    • nothing in it of life. The complicatedness of its structure finally
    • the same way that “lifeless crystals” now form on earth;
    • were transformed, because an ether or life body permeated them. They
    • were thereby brought into the life process. They became
    • stage. If one looks at the Moon man as a whole, he consists of three
    • Moon, man has become capable of a life of sensation, of a certain
    • present-day dream images are mere echoes of daily life or are
    • had split off. Through this a significant transformation took place
    • concerns the life of the Moon. Man, consisting of physical body and
    • Moon and hence also to its inhabitant, man. If the previous
    • relationship had remained in existence, if all the Sun forces had
    • life which shows itself in the arising of the images of the astral
    • would have become hardened in his inner life of images, and thereby
    • now circles around it. If the latter had remained within it, it could
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  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • If we are to acquire new capacities through
    • repeated incarnations in the successive races, if in addition nothing
    • previously gained assumes a different form. It then no longer
    • manifests itself in its own character, but as a basis for the
    • fifth root race, in Atlantis was only acquired through the memory.
    • The concepts of space, time, number, etc. would present difficulties
    • of a quite different order if contemporary man were obliged to be the
    • threshold of consciousness if a new one is to be acquired. For
    • example, if the beaver were suddenly to become a thinking being, it
    • to control the life force in a certain way. They constructed their
    • had nothing of the gift for story-telling which the peoples of the
    • fifth root race possess. There are as yet no myths and fairy tales
    • among them. The life-mastering power of the Atlanteans first appeared
    • genius is manifested what has as its basis something else, something
    • that was like life-producing power in them during their Atlantean
    • grow from a foundation which was laid in Atlantis. If, for instance,
    • thought which are manifested in legal concepts. The esthetic sense of
    • among the Atlanteans were manifested in a magnificent breeding of
    • of mankind if the souls of men have been deepened in the sense of the
    • spiritual scientific conception of life. As long as the peoples had
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  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • life of the present makes it difficult for one who is seeking the
    • truth to accept spiritual scientific (theosophical) insights. And
    • conceptions of life: one for this world alone, the other for heaven.
    • But up to the present day, traces of a paradise, of a life of the
    • Tod (Life and Death) Munich, 1908, page 3). The certainty with
    • proceeding from a monistic conception of life, which alone takes
    • all scientific facts into account, we leave the supernatural
    • communications of the science of the spirit. If a feeling for such
    • communications lives in him, even if he also senses their inner
    • springs only from day-dreams and unscientific superstition. In the
    • run the risk of becoming an impractical person of no use in life. For
    • everything which is accomplished in practical life must be firmly
    • cited. If they could do it, with respect to the first point they
    • in an unprejudiced manner, there something quite different
    • water mist, which in certain regions never lifted to the point where
    • unclouded, so that life is still to a large extent under the
    • hence one cannot say that life could not have developed under the
    • If one brought together a greater number of such
    • consider their own opinion to be the only “scientific”
    • soul life [Hermann Ebbinghaus, Abriss der Psychologie (Outline
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  • Title: Book: Contents: Cosmic Memory
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    • the Fifth Root Race
    • xiv. The Life of Saturn
    • xv. The Life of the Sun
    • xvi. Life on the Moon
    • xvii. The Life of Earth
  • Title: Book: Cosmic Memory: Back Cover
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    • BORN IN AUSTRIA in 1861, Rudolf Steiner received recognition as a scholar when he was invited to edit the Kürschner edition of the natural scientific writings of Goethe. In 1891, Steiner received his Ph.D. at the University of Rostock. He then began his work as a lecturer. From the turn of the century to his death in 1925, he delivered well over 6000 lectures. His written works eventually included some fifty titles.
    • The philosophical outlook of Rudolf Steiner embraces such fundamental questions as the being of man, the nature and purpose of freedom, the meaning of evolution, the relation of man to nature, the life after death and before birth. Through a study of his writings, one can come to a dear, reasonable, comprehensive understanding of the human being and his place in the universe.
  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • of the natural scientific writings of Goethe. Already in 1886 at the
    • with his introductions and commentary on Goethe's scientific
    • tragic life-experience on the one hand, and the spirit of the
    • University of Rostock. His thesis dealt with the scientific teaching
    • life.
    • books and plays, along with comment on scientific and philosophical
    • over fifty titles, together with his extensive lecturing activity
    • life of such broad, constant activity would alone be sufficient to
    • to nature, the life after death and before birth. On these and
    • cultural, social, political and scientific life have been and are
    • the life and activity of the Christ. Thus, his point of view is
    • problems of education and of social life. Some of the fundamental
    • and the requirements of modern life. He himself outlined the
    • life, will let him recognize his value, his dignity, and his essence,
    • understanding of life and the nature of the living, strangeness as
    • difficulties with this book, as he indicates on page 112: “The
    • reader is requested to bear with much that is dark and difficult to
    • presentation. Many a difficulty in reading will be rewarded when one
    • experiences a kind of awakening of spiritual life within
    • My Life, p. 330)
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  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • years. They were written for the periodical Lucifer Gnosis,
    • The periodical Lucifer Gnosis could not be
    • scientific research, it contained many essays in which Dr. Steiner
    • comes to grips with the scientific thinking of the present. Since



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