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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture I: The Waldorf School, Spiritual Science, Outer World, Inner World
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    • for years. This fact along with much else undoubtedly
    • included the ending of the first academic year of the Waldorf
    • year has demonstrated that there is cause for satisfaction. I
    • if one is wholeheartedly involved in the project and even if,
    • first year, I always had the opportunity to observe the
    • many other instances from which you could clearly see that
    • Now, when we ended the first year something happened that
    • psychology. At the end of the first school year, the teachers
    • Already in the course of the first school year, the teachers
    • first school year. We carefully studied what was causing
    • school year, we made a few discoveries that were in some ways
    • surprising. We learned, for example, that the whole
    • course of the first school year, a spiritual system of
    • the first year, many children from the outside, who were
    • essential it is not only to be willing to hear a somewhat
    • to learn to receive the words differently with one's
    • direct their eyes and ears outward, hear sounds, notice
    • an apparition, a phenomenon that arises and then disappears
    • gaze, how far we can hear, in whatever is seen, heard or
    • of appearances is pursuing a dead end.
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture II: Materialism, Party Line
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    • today tears apart, as it were. Party opinion, too, must be
    • group of people flock to a more or less clearly defined
    • abstract idea and to yearn for the realization of abstract
    • programs is dear to people's hearts. To understand that
    • discovers that ancient people had a clearly defined, albeit
    • followers clearly sensed that the folk spirit was embodied in
    • by the year 3000, our zoology, chemistry and botany may not
    • of the relationship between all that man does here on earth
    • appeared on the scene and
    • the course of super-sensible results of research. Materialism
    • few years, Bolshevism, Leninism and Trotskyism have spread
    • only these two alternatives exist in the near future
    • introduced as a conservative or a liberal program in earlier
    • years and is seen today as a social-democratic or an agrarian
    • raised with the necessary earnestness to the vantage point of
  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture III: Man's Twelve Senses in Relation to Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition
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    • Years ago, I once characterized the totality of the human senses.
    • hearing, smell, taste and touch. In more recent times, even
    • plate, for example, and hear its sound. You then perceive
    • through the sense of hearing what is already bound up with
    • soul-like, you enter then through the sense of hearing into
    • not only with the sense of hearing but with the word sense,
    • with the sense of hearing we exhaust the contents of the word
    • sense. One may well hear something but need not grasp the
    • exists between the mere hearing of sounds and the perception
    • of a word. The hearing of sound is transmitted through the
    • ear; the perception of a word is mediated through other
    • transmitting the sense of hearing. We also penetrate deeper
    • through the word sense than when we merely hear its inner
    • sense of hearing, and we are poured into its essence through
    • we separate the sense of hearing from that of sight, we must
    • sense of hearing, sense of warmth, sense of sight and sense
    • forms of cognition appear, namely, Imagination, Inspiration
    • warmth, hearing, the word sense, the thought and ego senses.
    • out through the organ of taste, the pictures appear tinged
    • otherwise as pure as the rainbow, for instance, appear so
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture IV: World Events, Initiation Knowledge and the Impulse toward Freedom
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    • initially makes an insignificant appearance. These seemingly
    • clearly show the extraordinary difficulty we have in freeing
    • currently a most complicated organism. At the earliest
    • have a bearing here; today I only wish to introduce the
    • each one bearing the full responsibility for what he
    • that does not appear through inner reasons to have the right
    • dilettante character. We should never allow fear to deter us
    • a little thinking, researching one or the other subject which
    • wearing blinkers in a sense in face of the great, important
    • years, facts have been gathered together here for the purpose
    • repeat what many of you may have already heard me say.
    • course of the universe, in particular, that of the earth. And
    • and feeling. Our earthly existence is traced back to a kind
    • earth's existence is also viewed as being based upon
    • the earth will meet destruction. Scientists base this kind of
    • thought that at the beginning of earth's formation this
    • present today that existed at the beginning of earth
    • of earth.
    • the beginning of the earth's or the world's existence. From
    • it, it is supposed that everything on the earth, including
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture V: Forming Sound Judgment
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    • be observed — as we shall make clear
    • Even as late as in the early days of Christianity, but
    • we do in the chubby-faced or drawn, pale appearance. A person
    • emphasized for a number of you who were present earlier that
    • human civilization. An individual who searches for atoms and
    • the organization, it would be childish. I told you earlier
    • I indicated earlier
    • in the early ages of ancient Greece such talk of right and
    • have happened if a gathering of people a hundred years ago
    • must change again. What we require is that our hearts leap in
    • is why people who wish to hear only what they already know
    • arch-materialistic age. Two or three years ago one became the
    • world has changed in this regard in the last few years.
    • future events. Something like this appears in the columns on
    • the left-hand side while on the right side appear the
    • philologically that today's events correspond to the earlier
    • means of thinking. One has to clearly understand that some of
    • Ahrimanic nature. The events of the last few years can only
    • about what this or that person said three or four years ago
    • that. Mystics who present themselves to the world as bearers
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture VI: New Social Forms, Soul, Material World
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    • world of phenomena, of appearances, not one even of merely
    • example, for atoms and molecules, and the like. This search
    • behind the rainbow that is obviously only an appearance, a
    • phenomenon. This search for material reality in regard to the
    • to understand clearly that surrounding us in what we perceive
    • rainbow with our eyes without searching for a material
    • reality behind it, accepting it as appearance, so we must
    • world of sense phenomena, of sensory appearances, we have the
    • liver, heart, lungs, and other organs that mystics in
    • particular do not like to hear mentioned. There we become
    • earthly existence. As I have often emphasized, many a person
    • liver, lungs, heart and stomach give off turns into mystical
    • spiritual science, it is important that we do not search for
    • Spirit in the inner world, which initially appears as such
    • Bear in mind that from the time man falls asleep until he
    • Clear concepts
    • doesn't come anywhere near the etheric body by just thinking
    • search for graphic images, meaning concepts that do not make
    • have to search for what is needed most in our age. It must be
    • for him appears to be Bolshevism! In other words, the man now
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture VII: Trends of Souls in People of the East, West, and Middle of Europe
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    • feeling in the East only by going back into earlier times and
    • learning through them. For, in regard to its original
    • beings by the gods before they descended into this earthly
    • conception encompasses both repeated earth lives and the
    • one earth life only, which is something that should
    • earthly life. Everything else, everything in the way of
    • world. For even here on earth, man considers himself entirely
    • indeed, appear only like so many associated atomistic
    • element of the earth — if it first eliminates in
    • science. In their search for the spirit, they arrive at Mrs.
    • it is necessary for him to have learned
    • cooperation of all human beings on earth, not by some
    • of the earth itself, the roots of a tree grow and produce
    • seems to us to be united with the whole earth; his thoughts
    • appear to us to have grown out of earthly existence in a
    • spiritual manner, just as a tree's leaves and blossoms appear
    • earth.
    • earth incarnation. For, with the exception of the head, what
    • we bear as our physical organism is something that does not
    • following life on earth. We have been given our head from our
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture VIII: East, Middle, West
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    • qualities exist among people in different parts of the earth.
    • Thus, the population of each region on earth can contribute
    • how the human being has descended into this earthly existence
    • comprehending repeated earth lives. It is possible for a
    • continuing on forever without his returning to the earth. It
    • life on earth is a continuation of a spiritual existence
    • spiritual worlds prior to this earth life, that in a sense he
    • received the impulses for this life on earth from the divine
    • same manner everywhere on earth; they are expressed in
    • metabolism. This will not appear a repulsive view to anyone
    • we look at the tree and see in its blossoms what the earth
    • philosophies, as a blossom of earthly existence itself. What
    • we see as a product of the earth in tree blossoms is, in a
    • product of the earth in the same sense as are wheat and grain
    • would a tree. Both are examples of what the earth is capable
    • learns to recognize the divine in something that the
    • as a spiritual blossom of earth evolution came about
    • learn to know there? One comes to recognize what has come
    • learn to perceive what entered into us when we descended from
    • central regions of the earth on this basis, dwells in the
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture IX: Hegel
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    • years ago today Hegel was born in Stuttgart, and when we
    • life is just about beginning to disappear from this
    • in Stuttgart, in Swabia; he spent his maturing years of
    • spent his years of study in Tuebingen. Then, like Schelling,
    • taught at the University until 1806. In that year, while
    • ideas with such intensity that this ideal world itself appears
    • remain in middle Germany, and for the next year or so edited
    • professor at the University of Heidelberg for a few years.
    • During his years in Nuremberg, Hegel completed his most
    • strange personality even in outward appearance when he
    • that he was constantly turning and searching among his pages.
    • of a world outlook came to hear Fichte speak. One who reads
    • people tell of hearing Fichte in Jena, will again and again
    • decades later, people who had heard him in Jena still spoke
    • heart — with those affairs of human life and the world
    • period near the turn of the eighteenth to the nineteenth
    • in the earthly realm itself; and if it falls to the impulses
    • concepts, ending with the “idea bearing its own purpose
    • earth by the Representative of Humanity, who inwardly
    • sinking down into matter. As in a picture, humanity appears
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture X: The Tapestry of the Senses, Memory, and the Spiritual World, -or- Spiritual-Cosmic Tasks of Man
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    • in its earth evolution that are not accessible by means of
    • eyes, ears, organs of warmth, and on our senses as a whole.
    • the threshold this outer world presents an appearance that
    • eyes, listens to the outside through his ears, in short,
    • organization, something that would appear thoroughly prosaic
    • all, actual earthly substance, the element, in fact, that
    • constitutes earthly matter. We do not find earthly matter in
    • earthly world is basically only an apparent unity. In fact,
    • ears, for example, are of quite another origin than those
    • man, the system of the Jungs and the heart and all that is
    • connected with it — is actually of earthly origin; it is
    • this is how the human being appears when we view him from
    • beyond the threshold. We learn to see him as a member of the
    • what he accomplishes here on earth; he has tasks to fulfill
    • picture how liliputian the ideas appear that people today
    • accomplish here on earth from the concepts and ideas derived
    • amassed by humanity in the last three to four hundred years.
    • textually, trace their faith to earlier ages, to times when
    • knowledge out of the modern truncated torso of learning. For
    • humanity, an arrogance that will learn absolutely nothing. If
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XI: Man as a Mediator of the Spiritual Beings of the Cosmos
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    • trace the forces that live in our eyes, our ears, in short,
    • three to four hundred years. Have these last centuries
    • People learned to recognize how one animal form evolved from
    • the highest animal. People learned to know man in his
    • learn to think of himself as a being that belongs to the
    • rhythms of heart and breathing. This means, in other words,
    • that the manner in which man breathes and his heart beats has
    • whole cosmos. In the human heartbeat we have the combined
    • bear a different character from what the traditional
    • man himself that have caused the earth's origin and that will
    • centripetal forces work into our senses, into our eyes, ears,
    • years this intellect had to be especially developed. This
    • intellectualism appearing in social reforms. What has arisen
    • important for mankind to begin now to have clear insight into
    • developments, those that are the bearers of the human will.
    • twenty-year-olds will reach age sixty. The necessary figures
    • are easily obtained by taking a thousand twenty year-olds
    • thirty after ten years; ten years hence, a certain number
    • thousand twenty-year-olds will reach sixty, meaning how much
    • many more years." The probable length of life according to
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XII: The Members of the Human Being and their Relationship with the Social Organism
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    • earth. It evolved in ancient Greece and Rome, later on in the
    • death preceding this earthly existence. Everything else
    • earth in this manner but in yet another way. If we study the
    • completely conscious element only appears in the Western
    • subject, say, the former embodiment of the earth, the Moon
    • heard, enlarge upon it, develop it further and discover
    • additional facts not mentioned earlier. The things that such
    • appeared in former times in instinctive or half instinctive
    • compelled to search for natural forces in man that constitute
    • something that appears in the human being in the sense
    • the first to the seventh year; from the seventh to the
    • fourteenth year, the element of authority; the one of
    • year. All three, of course, participate in the social
    • human being only until his seventh year. We are confronted
    • with quite clearly differentiated forces. Modern science has
    • human only in our physical body. In our etheric body, we bear
    • with something else. You know that during earthly life these
    • penetrate into the human being and search out what he
    • the animal kingdom is unclear to him. He looks at what is
    • ensue. Over the whole earth, a social life would have to
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XIII: The Interrelationship between the Human and the Social Organism
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    • you will learn from them that physical, etheric, astral body
    • lives on earth, works upon these members of his organization.
    • be clear about one thing. Let us take the physical body of
    • repeated earth lives he develops his ego. He thus transforms
    • this way appears as the content of culture and civilization
    • defines quite clearly what we call the cultural realm of the
    • proceed from the most wide awake, clearest consciousness.
    • proceed from the basis of a completely clear manner of
    • and ego that we carry out in successive earth lives. Looking
    • this earth life, man's physical body-does not exhibit a
    • stronger is this influence in regard to the following earth
    • physiognomy will bear the marked result of our spiritual
    • previous earth life. If one has a feeling for this —
    • earth lives. Certain discrepancies also arise from matters
    • uncultured family. His face then bears that subtle nuance of
    • brought over from his former earth life. Often, it is only in
    • body into his next earth incarnation; after all, he discards
    • organism, then, decidedly bears its traces into the next
    • earth life, carrying them into it in accordance with the
    • over to the earth, the etheric body is surrendered to the
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XIV: The Connection of the Members of Man with the Kingdoms of Nature, the Necessity of the Threefold Order
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    • for his next life on earth. He works in a certain measure at
    • the creation of earthly existence itself. It would indeed be
    • through various earth lives. When we speak of the men of the
    • the earth, experienced what we are experiencing today. What
    • constitutes content upon an earlier planetary evolution
    • hierarchies. Now we have reached the point where the earth
    • the successive earth lives of the human being, but which
    • appears in the role of World Judge, a cosmic jurist, deciding
    • The dignified patriarchal structures, of which the early
    • inherited from what the Oriental possessed. Bear in mind,
    • sap rises up from the earth, ascends in the trunk, shoots out
    • up with the substance coming from the earth and taken up into
    • the spiritual life was considered a fruit of the earth, of
    • fruit-bearing tree. What appears in the Vedas and in Oriental
    • poetry is intimately bound up with the essence of the earth.
    • It is the flower of the earth. It is nonsense when men of
    • today make our earth into a lifeless product, as geology
    • does, for instance. For not only what arises from the earth
    • upon the earth, whoever sees her only as tillable soil,
    • whoever views the earth as nothing but mineral substance,
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XV: The Great Cosmic Signs in the Universe
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    • clearly that everything that takes place outside in the
    • When a person is twenty-five years old today, he feels called
    • upon his faculty of judgment twenty-five years ago. At age
    • We should bear
    • present should be directed again. Indeed, such earlier life
    • impulses must be observed. They only disappeared slowly and
    • of the earth; when it rains that has to do with the forces of
    • was clearly aware that not everything that man has to know
    • reveals itself here on earth; indeed, the most important
    • in the cosmos outside the earthly sphere. One knew that the
    • concerns of humanity here on earth cannot be managed unless
    • outside earth. Therefore, everything that was to be
    • the sphere outside the earth.
    • visible in the cosmos outside the earth, when here or there
    • consults the cosmos outside the earth in regard to his
    • earthly concerns. One does not become spiritual by setting up
    • how to connect humanity's earthly concerns with the cosmos
    • outside the earth.
    • the sphere transcending the earth with earthly concerns once
    • clearly how this capacity was lost in the course of human
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  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XVI: Changes in the Meaning of Speech, -or- Dreams and Human Development
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    • about what should appear. In the present cycle of human
    • It is clear to
    • A person bearing the name Smith today no longer has anything
    • development which in their case we can clearly survey.
    • attitude towards nearly the whole compass of language is to
    • language. When such a phenomenon is clearly understood, it
    • evolutionary conditions are not of such a nature that a clear
    • instead, one epoch, bearing its own peculiarities, passes
    • spiritual world to earthly incarnation through birth or
    • conception. On earth, he then experiences the life between
    • and in so doing bears his soul-spiritual being once again
    • clearly understand — and the significance of this for
    • terrestrial reflection of super-earthly imagination. The
    • “naissance,” clearly shows that original forces
    • fructification from earlier periods. In short, the fact is
    • who descend through conception and birth into earthly life
    • live pictures from my prenatal existence; during my earthly
    • supposed to learn about the nature and processes of the
    • earliest childhood with something that is actually not at all
    • letters of earlier pictorial scripts. They are really
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  • Title: Social Forms: Address: On the Occasion of the General Meeting of the Berlin Branch
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    • you of certain words I spoke in the early spring of 1914 in a
    • a grief-stricken heart with regard to the immediate future,
    • could count on general lessening of tension in the near
    • brought about the events of the most recent years. Such
    • spiritual research and from social insight is either thrown
    • research is being secretly persecuted and defamed, defamed in
    • wartime has not been understood. With the year 1914, a time
    • called war years. Something that was of eminent importance to
    • before the first year of the war was over, I had a small book
    • expectation had been realized. So, it did not appear, but
    • disappeared from public life, and in my opinion had to
    • disappear. The proof of the lack of understanding given by
    • could not simply be continued, as it was in the earlier form
    • Anthroposophical Movement could not go on as before. Earlier,
    • hear something. In my innermost soul I knew how matters
    • "German Democratic Party," a person who had appeared at one
    • temporarily more on firearms, on force. For the next fifteen
    • to twenty years, it will still be necessary to keep the
  • Title: Social Forms: Lecture XVII: Consciousness of Pre-Existence
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    • it descended to physical earth existence. Mainly, one will
    • outward form from within, how various features appear, smooth
    • desires not to be destroyed. One cannot bear the event of
    • certainly do not wish to hear. By telling them of the
    • earthly body. This leaves them more or less indifferent, and
    • speaking of repeated earth lives. Of course, if you speak
    • is one earth life, then follows an eternity of a totally
    • absolutely arrive at repeated earth lives when you speak of
    • preexistence. It is a fundamental fact that never in earthly
    • also speaking of repeated earth lives.
    • what it will mean for the whole approach to this earthly
    • existence if this teaching of repeated earth lives is not to
    • Then, you know that here on this earth you are a messenger of
    • continuation of a spiritual life. Everything that we bear in
    • underlying view. You have often heard me speak here of the
    • actual intelligence does not yet appear. Just observe a child
    • between a seven-year-old and a five-year old regarding the
    • intelligence that emerges after the seventh year? Where was
    • of shaping the body is reached when the second teeth appear.
    • year. After that it has nothing more to do with the body; it
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