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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • highly than the occult teacher. The instructor of mystical and
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • occult teacher acquires this knowledge. They will be discussed in
    • level of inner development and require careful observation. The occult
    • is not without consequences and the occult teacher must know how to
    • Still a third aspect must be considered. No occult teacher will ever
    • awaken the slumbering soul faculties; let them arise out of the inner
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • in occult schools. Such instruction is still being given out in occult
    • from the great book of occult schooling. A person who makes use of
    • important aspects of soul life, through commercial channels. Occult
    • confronts man. Precisely because so many so-called occult methods
    • undertakes occult training, his aura becomes increasingly definable.
    • difficult to cast aside in our civilization, namely, the urge to learn
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • chance to gain occult powers. Every moment during which a person
    • three levels toward spiritual awakening. The three stages of occult
    • faculty of expressing himself in the spirit realm. What I have had to
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • our culture, for today this is simply a fact. There are opponents to
    • normal educational preparation this is really not to difficult, but
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • cultures, or at primitive peoples, and one has only to follow the
    • which demands for them in the political and cultural context the same
    • the entire cultural progress that has been brought forth by this
    • culture. One looked at it differently in every way. This is not said
    • question is a product of our present culture and can be posed only
    • culture has become, in the greatest sense, a male culture
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • everything that was studied in the university faculties, there
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • culture (Geisteskultur) has otherwise produced is but a trifle.
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • areas of spiritual life, ancient culture, ancient religion; on all
    • testimony of those who have a higher faculty of perception, and who
    • certain latent faculties and who can thus see more than others. Their
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • agricultural methods, artificial fertilizers and lengthy delays
    • fears aroused by our industrialized agriculture, the individual
    • Faculties, however, that enable him to be actively engaged in
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • self-knowledge so difficult? Man is very a complicated being. If we
    • occult investigation to our aid. Here another polarity confronts us
    • purely external way, for we know that we can wake in the occult sense
    • Why is this the case? Occultism shows us that in respect of his will
    • concepts and ideas; or we may become more highly moral, more cultured
    • individuals, but we can do nothing as regards the will. By cultivating
    • character is revealed by deeper (occult) investigation. The processes
    • The occult observer is able to see a continual streaming from outside
    • only knew how badly they betray themselves to occult observation when
    • described today as the result of the most scrupulously careful occult
    • No word shall be said here against the great advances made by culture
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • constructive forces into human culture and civilisation.
    • whereas today men must build with broken fragments. All the culture of
    • evolution we shall learn to assess our culture at its true value. We
    • to establish it is very difficult.” Why is this? Because no
    • which, as in so much else, Oriental Occultism and Mysticism alone give
    • Anthroposophy. The cultivation of Anthroposophy thus becomes a duty;
    • many questions. Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • occult facts. In this case we must recognize the existence and efficacy of
    • and to cultivate the habit of drawing the letters. The point here is that
    • cultivated from early youth, it is, perhaps, not quite so useful in later
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
    • The cultivation of the will, as we may call it, is most important. I have
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • is difficult to speak of such a unique and deeply significant subject
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • The experiences of mankind in ancient cultures — in those of Egypt
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • We need only compare the experiences of mankind in our present culture
    • cultures. We need only point to our mighty and admirable technical and
    • Men in ancient cultures faced the world as a child does. The child's
    • point in his life and to cultivate up until his death a soul-spiritual
    • These mysteries, which existed in every culture and which to some
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • in the Atlantean epoch would so have developed his whole life-culture
    • to influence the culture of Egypt, taught the people to revere that
    • humanity to think in thoughts, this faculty not being aroused in man
    • upon our present faculty of memory as a preparatory stage, many of us
    • perceptive faculty will then arise in man and his ordinary memory,
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • become selfless. This is a duty of our present culture to the future.
    • near future we may offer certain occult proofs of these facts in order to
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • signified an advance in human cultural life which can be compared to
    • them to ethical, social, and all other aspects of cultural life.
    • concerns man but which is most difficult to investigate for that very
    • itself. They are not miraculous qualities; they are faculties which we
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • rejected just because it appears at the dawn of human culture, before
    • back on early cultural epochs — for instance, to the time when people
    • explained into contemporary culture? Why, no differently than natural
    • felt in human culture today in the same way as the new natural
    • research. Studying ancient pre-Christian cultures from the viewpoint
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Anyone familiar with modern culture will find that it is
    • our cultural life today. Spiritual science is in full agreement with
    • wants to present itself to culture in the same way that the loyal
    • conviction to contemporary culture. It knows that truly religious
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • cultivation of Paul's declaration, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • December to the 6th of January. From her biography it seems difficult
    • sentient world and we must read the occult signs that present this
    • cleanse Western culture of the luciferic remnants and in part we must
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • American culture is to explain everything from external appearance.
    • how the culture of the West is seized by the ahrimanic principle, and
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • the Turkish element, yet occult vision, perceiving this struggle from
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • difficult to understand. When
    • is to be cultivated. Recently, a good and faithful colleague aged
    • remarks about Central European culture that one could imagine. The
    • science. Our spiritual science must cultivate souls on this earth who
    • ‘Occult Science’”
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • the culture of the ancient Indian period of civilization. This was
    • the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian period of culture, then the
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • culture.
    • Persia was prepared; within the ancient Persian culture, that of the
    • post-Atlantean epoch must prepare the coming sixth epoch of culture.
    • of the sixth epoch of culture. Thus it has been in each of the
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • whom other things were cultivated than those cultivated in the outer
    • world. The ancient Indian epoch was concerned with the cultivation of
    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • culture in the sixth epoch its content and character, must be prepared
    • in advance. Many characteristics of the sixth epoch of culture will be
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • culture in the sixth epoch, will be a certain moral quality. Little of
    • the most highly cultured will not only feel pain such as is caused
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • “AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE,”
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Yet of course it must appeal to faculties of cognition which are quite
    • different from faculties which are recognized today. I spoke about the
    • evolution of these super-sensible faculties of knowledge in the previous
    • faculties through which the spiritual world is manifested just as the
    • the spiritual world. Because he has developed certain faculties, the spiritual
    • that the results obtained by the developed faculties of the spiritual
    • faculties of erect posture, of speech, of thought and memory, and finally the
    • faculty of perceiving the super-sensible element acting in both man and
    • and after the fourteenth year of human life. This and similar difficulties can
    • development of our own faculties is something that concerns ourselves,
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • eighteen-seventies. This cultural sleep of the bourgeoisie could
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • “An Outline of Occult Science.”
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • the Spirit: which from henceforward must fertilise all cultural life,
    • It can scarcely be denied — if we cultivate the symptomatic
    • Needless to say, every branch of culture has many different branches
    • the faculty to perceive men pictorially. You have already heard the
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • arise a faculty to feel and apprehend in man, even as we meet him, his
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
    • future. Men must acquire the faculty to perceive the inner gesture in
    • ruts, and that is what makes it so very difficult to speak of such
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • Now we need not give a full description of these cultural stages, but
    • Many present difficulties and much that is chaotic around us in our
    • can from an occult perspective be seen to govern our life. When we
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • truly more and more difficult because the anti-social forces are
    • the so-called difficult ideas of economics can be gained if the
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • that it would be difficult in our time for people to develop
    • us? How can we cultivate the social element, this interest of man in
    • again within our soul, this is a faculty which is decreasing week by
    • faculty for the other is something that must enter into pedagogy and
    • faculty in us if, instead of striving after the immediate sensations
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • each time. According to true occult science, nothing can be done by
    • always be cultivating them afresh. This is just as it should be
    • therefore a question of training ourselves in this faculty — through
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • inherited faculties. Because the English-speaking peoples have been
    • especially prepared for the cultivation of the Consciousness Soul they
    • is in the West, and can indeed be best cultivated as a quality among
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • signify for men of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. He
    • civilisation. For when we envisage this brilliant culture of the
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • the whole period of Middle European culture of which I spoke
    • He himself was not capable of this, for culture in his day could give
    • of culture there is no real grasp of the spirit, no experience of it
    • must be said that this culture was empty of spirit. And because of
    • stream of culture: men were unable to perceive, to divine, the
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • Greek culture which enables the soul-quality of the spirit to pulsate
    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • infantile disease, from ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture
    • juristic culture was fitting and appropriate. Then this same juristic
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
    • gets ‘culture scarlet fever’, ‘culture measles’, if one
    • bearers of this middle-class culture, which reached its culmination in
    • souls, the bearers of this culture were seeking for the spirit without
    • realm of Greek culture! They learnt Greek in their intermediate
    • inculcation of Greek culture. No spiritual life belonging
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • Occult Science,
    • occult powers, but the same force that enables us to take an interest in
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • we come — as you know from the book Occult
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • death by cunning means. There are reasons which induce certain occult
    • Emperor Julian certain occult societies guarded their secrets so
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • faculty of judgment, comes into the world of thought, so, when we
    • assess the difficulties that will have to be overcome before the
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • center of the view found in the cultic rituals performed by the priests in
    • community is facing a difficult year, that all our forces must be gathered
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • faculty existing to-day, which in its approach to the outer world
    • Thus what sprang as science from an ancient culture, and was still
    • “Occult Science”
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • cultural renditions that change and develop, but man's life of soul is
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • can say is that man is on the way to freedom. By cultivating
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • contradistinction to what Kant recognised as the human faculty of
    • Faculties of cognition, which in ordinary life, and in the pursuit also of
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • An Outline of Occult Science, Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • the transition from the Greek culture to the Roman-Latin culture, that
    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • the Greek to the Latin culture something living in speech, something
    • to what is Roman-Latin — men of culture became estranged from the
    • brought prose and jurisprudence into the culture of later years. What
    • like a cultural dream which men approach through their own revelations
    • Occult Science.
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • language was for a long time the language of the cultural elite. What
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • begins to make his own faculty of judgment felt, comes only at the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • outer culture. A civilization that is filled with ugly machines, with
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • more particularly in regard to culture and the life of the soul. We find
    • has been an ideal in all civilizations, in all ages of human cultural
    • Now we must come to ancient Greece, and the time when Greek culture was
    • on earth, and you must therefore take upon yourself the difficulty of
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • meet this request. However, it is difficult to be brief, especially about this
    • world to find out everything, while it is difficult if one has to work in
    • will not be a problem. But it is difficult in the face of the prevalent,
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Occult Science,
    • published by a Cingalese, an Indian of Ceylon, The Culture of Souls
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • “Occult Science”),
    • feels how difficult it is to clothe these experiences in the words of
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • by the preceding phase of cultural development; the Renaissance
    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
    • Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish, because his
    • may have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • possible by the preceding phase of cultural development: the
    • difficult to find a concept of guilt in this sense in any of his
    • him. But in Shakespeare's case this is difficult to establish,
    • have been on certain difficult questions. For it is not
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • the cultivation of Life but rather of the cultivation of the external
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Mathematics and Occultism
    • Of course, it is only with difficulty that Man can emancipate himself
    • the undeveloped man. When he acquires for himself the faculty of
    • human perceptive faculties. Those, however, who may be considered as
    • true Occultists have in every age demanded from their disciples the
    • laws, then mayest thou become a student of Occult Science”
    • Gnostics and all Occultists conceive mathematical science as an
    • We must attain the faculty to speak of the realms of Life and Soul,
    • In this way important indications have been set for Occultism. Even
    • the mathematics of the infinitely small; nevertheless to the Occultist
    • No one can become an Occultist who is not able to accomplish within
    • from those who wished to become his disciples. But the Occultist who
    • has grasped what the advanced Occultist is able to perceive in higher
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • for the Occultist who will raise himself to the higher worlds with
    • in a semi-conscious longing. The Occultist and the Mystic live in the
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • thought was really tending towards true Occultism. This is known to
    • through this, that the gates of Mysticism and Occultism are thrown
    • heights of sense-free perception. This is the Occultist. Just as the
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  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • fraught with difficulty, because its conditions are so entirely
    • People to-day still find difficulty in acquiring knowledge of the
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • occult fact. We shall find that precisely when we are speaking about
    • faculties; but when we think it over, we shall realise that it
    • developed clairvoyance, realise why it is so difficult for human
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • to enter the spiritual world. The concept is extremely difficult to
    • that a head-bone might be produced from it. It is a difficult concept
    • Space ”. It is an occult fact that in the spiritual world there
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • Rudolf Steiner's death by the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • these things would cause some difficulties if they were set forth
    • for occult vision not everything in man is in accord with his
    • to occultism but to Art. To comprehend the world in accordance with
    • are living at a stage of evolution when the faculty for grasping even
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • needs to be cultivated. If there is no feeling of responsibility
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • feeling for the culture of middle Europe. Herman Grimm once said that
    • “Occult Science:”
    • regarded with horror; but it will have to be cultivated, if any real
    • faculty of judgment, is Experience, the totality of what one has
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • produced within present day culture we may well say that about 99 per
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • needed: the evolution of human culture requires that Man should bring
    • with the greatest difficulty that they come to the point of resolving
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • the culture of the human mind was based issued from the
    • to be awakened during the age of the culture of the mind or intellect,
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • of soul. This faculty of inwardly living perception functioned for a
    • awaken a faculty of the soul which will quicken in this shadowy
    • shadow-intellect that is characteristic of all modern culture has
    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • We see, then, that the development of faculties situated primarily in
    • of the astral body in the human organism, with the faculty of thinking
    • and with the faculty of speaking.
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    • the faculty of Love here upon Earth we have an echo of the living in
    • the middle man contains above all the artistic faculty of man, the
    • other faculties which we possessed in the pre-earthly life. For each
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • faculty of sense-perception. Our seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting
    • ‘Occult Science,’
    • Indeed in my present way of life that would be immensely difficult.
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies: Berlin,
    • The significance of occult knowledge in promoting conscious
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • unless they are to some extent familiar with the occult sciences. The
    • fruits of occult science do, of course, find their way out into the world
    • along many channels. A great deal of occult knowledge exists in the various
    • has never been the aim of occult science to inculcate into men a dim
    • living roots in the ancient wisdom, and the occult knowledge once in their
    • and is cultivated as tradition. Selfless activity is, in very truth,
    • just so much consciousness goes with you into the other world. Occult
    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • sight, remains. It will not be difficult for you to realise that in certain
    • of culture, science will have reached the stage where man will be able to
    • indicated will be within man's power when the occult truth that thought and
    • culture is a purely intellectual age, an age of egoism. The intellect is
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • Occult Science. All such
    • Occult Science originate in the way just
    • Occult Science, the answer must be:
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. What is there
    • Occult Science.
    • Occult Science. In that work I have, of
    • Occult Science is not as though one merely
    • with some difficulty, with something which they must conquer in
    • was there which has left a certain sense of difficulty, that
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • as warmth, light, and sound, and is thus difficult to describe —
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • with the help of an Archangel as intermediary, the faculty of
    • faculty the work of the Dynamis is in a sense dislocated, and
    • to which the great German thinker ascribed a conceptual faculty,
    • human faculty of speech into accord with its physical basis. In all
    • accord with the organs of speech. And now the faculty of Thought must
    • brought into harmony with the faculty of speech — in all this we
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • culture of the present time will be able to deny that the theme of
    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • subsequent culture — the Gnosis called the ‘Christ.’
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • prepared through the ancient Hebrew culture that which later should
    • This was also the case in Indian culture, in Buddhism. The God of
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • into the culture of the present and immediate future. It will begin to
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • impulses in the culture of the peoples.
    • phantasy and clairvoyant faculties, of legend and myth. Nor should we
    • This wisdom was mirrored in the ancient clairvoyant faculties of man,
    • faculties, then he is a Mystic — in every domain of life. No
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • I HAVE said on many occasions that at the time when medieval culture
    • Thus when medieval culture was at its prime, it was realised that
    • culture. If one had suggested to a Greek philosopher of the Athenian
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • of the highest faculties of Initiation-wisdom.
    • Greek culture, had spread over into Italy and still further into
    • giving any idea of their significance. Naturally it is difficult for
    • difficult to imagine that anyone capable of writing such absurdities
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • passed on to those whose faculties of knowledge had reached the stage
    • This requisite of spiritual culture was recognised everywhere in
    • abstraction had crept into Roman culture, a spirit no longer capable
    • — was to perpetuate the essence of Roman culture, to establish
    • Beings. As Christianity began to find its way into Roman culture, the
    • wisdom was superseded by dogma in the culture of the Roman world. And
    • realised that Roman culture was rapidly falling to pieces under the
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
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    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • fearful catastrophe of the great war, because of the difficulty which
    • this can only be grasped with greatest difficulty. How do these
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    • “Occult Science”.
    • It is difficult to explain this word; it is a far more qualitative
    • always be available. It is difficult to travel about, at present.
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • finally come to expression in accordance with the stage of culture
    • creations of art and of culture through the ages have many things to
    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • Post-Atlantean epoch of culture. Outwardly, at any rate, very little
    • temples. This, of course, is a matter in which the help of occultism
    • culture and of Christianity, of the Mystery of Golgotha, although, to
    • give it. And after all, it is not difficult. The Emperor's
    • culture of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. We do this in order to
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • interminglings are difficult to unravel. We will try to follow the
    • This cultural civilizing process spread out radially from a point in
    • deserts. It was an eminently priestly culture, preparing a race of
    • in agriculture.
    • agriculture and vine-cultivation. These activities constituted a
    • of the Persians who are an agricultural people, in contrast to the
    • Medes who are not, and the tree indicates that the agricultural
    • agriculture.
    • culture, only here it was more a cult of locality than an
    • ancestor cult. There were sacred trees and, sacred caves. Cult was
    • result was the mixing of the Celtic with the Druidic Culture. The
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • second to create the foundations of material culture, and the task of
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • who assimilate Greek culture, destroy Jerusalem, go to Asia, and
    • from Ireland came to Germany, with a mixture of Druidic culture, Irish
    • secret cult. They said, “The Christ as presented by the Western
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    • or less uncultured in their souls, — perceived in themselves
    • culture of that age, the question was. How did Christ enter into
    • times I gave you the faculty to remember your spiritual life, your
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • the relationship of man's faculty of speech to those Beings in
    • that are to be observed in man's faculty of speech.
    • connection, but not in respect of the faculty whereby the word
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • Cultural Phenomena — Three Perspectives of Anthroposophy
    • world of the Pleroma. Faculties of an entirely different character
    • experience of kinship with the Pleroma, the faculty of individual
    • this connection, medieval culture and, above all, Scholasticism
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • development of certain definite faculties in one portion of the human
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • East we see a culture which in the true sense is not culture at all
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • Men must awaken those inner faculties of soul which once gave birth
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • more difficult for the man of today than for the man of primeval
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • faculty, already in the physical world, always to see how the
    • difficulties through our own conduct — which difficulties find
    • physical world, although the faculties which are only to be acquired
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • it is always difficult to describe these things correctly, and one
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    • interconnected in their culture are the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks
    • belonging to the Egyptian culture. I have already called your
    • cannibalism, that they owed to him the plough, agriculture, the
    • Mercury, the Greek Hermes. A kind of Horus-cult, the cult of the son
    • moreover have been rather difficult to be sentimental over Zeus. Yet
    • ... now (in the Egyptian Osiris-culture) one can no longer look to a
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    • evolve the Imaginative faculties. The ancient clairvoyance exists no
    • as a normal faculty of the human soul. And men were aware that in the
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    • the Osiris cult — that is to say, a memorial service of
    • It is difficult to say
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    • culture, it was still plain and clear that when one spoke of
    • Egyptian culture, however, the mystery as a principle of the
    • Egyptian culture fell more into decadence the saying drifted into
    • might say that in the decadent age of Egyptian culture this was the
    • separates our post-Atlantean culture from the Atlantean culture, had
    • passed by, the first post-Atlantean culture-epoch arose. This
    • one can characterize this first, ancient Indian culture by saying
    • touch upon what underlay the original Indian culture — in that
    • post-Atlantean culture, the Cancer-culture, this insensitivity did
    • inwardly as something bodily. That was during the ‘Cancer-culture’;
    • world-conception of this first post-Atlantean culture-epoch. A man
    • post-Atlantean period, the Cancer-culture, mankind formed concepts
    • when the human being too is in the Cancer-culture. In a special way
    • to do with the second post-Atlantean culture-epoch, the original
    • Zarathustra culture. This Zarathustra culture turned towards the
    • a Thought-Culture. And so the Greco-Latin time, which as we have seen
    • thinking with reality. This head-civilization, this Aries-culture,
    • precisely through his head. It is particularly difficult today to
    • understand the Greek culture — that of the Romans became more
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
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    • deserved so well of Central European culture. Friedrich Schlegel
    • difficult to be enthusiastic over something that went on so and
    • is a trained Natural Scientist, standing in the difficult life of
    • difficult sentences, was inwardly gripped by the spirit. Only a few,
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    • difficult to understand. In reality they are not, in spite of the
    • fact that they sound as if they were difficult. They are only so for
    • from all the current ideas that we have today, that modern culture
    • astronomer says today, what our general culture today says about the
    • concepts may seem difficult today they will become something that one
    • of these things, however, in difficult concepts. For as long as
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    • culture knows that there will be a bad crop three to five years after
    • Occult Science.
    • whole cultural life becomes imbued with the principle that it should
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • if we, egotistically boasting of our “higher culture,”
    • view of a higher culture. These early inhabitants of America, the
    • As a result of their specially developed oriental culture, just this
    • culture, live now in American bodies. A part of these, I should say,
    • and there went through a culture which was not yet permeated by
    • tradition as spiritual culture and merely accepted as such through
  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • of sleep, into his physical existence. There are three faculties
    • Of the development of these three faculties people have usually quite
    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • correct point. Current ideas about this faculty are, as I said,
    • faculty of learning to walk. The differentiation testifies, in the
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • a faculty that develops out of speech.
    • Occult Science
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • There is in the culture of the present day very little of what we
    • itself lacks idealism, then it is exceedingly difficult, during
    • Beings. And it is difficult for him, then, to have the inner
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • work, namely, the Beings designated in Occult Science the Exusiai and
    • Occult Science
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    • culture.
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • Greek culture as still remain extant, if we imagine that the Greeks
    • moulded. But a faculty of soul functioning with quickened instinct in
    • this faculty of instinctive Imagination man can perceive in outer
    • opinion about his capabilities and faculties; but if our ears are
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • intelligible to modern civilisation and culture, and I know, too, how
    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • human faculty of remembrance, of memory. The ordinary consciousness
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • faculties slumbering in the soul of which the ordinary consciousness
    • higher worlds only when these faculties have undergone due
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • This faculty of remembrance enables us to call up, either
    • the exercise of the faculty of memory and recollection. Anthroposophy
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • for many years. The point of importance is that the faculty of
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • can actually be crossed with the help of newly developed faculties.
    • strengthening and energising of the normal faculty of thinking which
    • the faculty of remembrance, the capacity to retain ideas and mental
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  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • reached in these later times, in accordance with the faculties of
    • configuration of Greek culture, Aristotle is not a Gnostic. The
    • to man's cognitive faculty towards the contents of the world. We may
    • the intellectual faculties merely to the world of the senses, without
    • faculties merely for an external observation through the senses. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • this Haeckel-celebration, a physiologist of the medical faculty
    • It would be difficult to distinguish Mr. A from Mr. B or Mr. C.
    • were, a colleague of the medical faculty.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • delivered at the Hague, [“What is the Significance of an Occult
    • see, these are the occult connections in life. Those who see, with a
    • and culture; we should be filled with the conviction that this
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is far more difficult to perceive the true relationship of cause and
    • culture, knowledge and forces of the will and of feeling, is all
    • spiritual science — consider the difficulties connected with
    • the spiritual world, but it is difficult to discover them directly in
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • by the art which we cultivate here. Even in the sphere of art,
  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • the universe, must get to know his own nature, but his faculties did
    • ancient faculty of perception and of a knowledge that was at the same
    • faculty of man to look back into pre-earthly existence has been lost
    • clairvoyant faculties men were able to observe the actual working of
    • desire that the new faculty of insight — which was exactly the
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • still prizes to-day as Greek culture; developed through the fact that
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • Greek culture, so much admired by posterity, came into being out
    • Latin and Roman culture then took over something that was in a
    • comprehension for that which lived in Roman culture know: There the
    • sense known in Europe, in the Greek culture: The Romans developed the
    • fundamental material of culture. The life of humanity thus entered
    • difficult and is rendered still more difficult through the fact that
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • cultured Greeks and the cultured Romans had concepts that were
    • described in my “OCCULT SCIENCE”, the Angels, Archangels,
    • culture of humanity, and of pouring into it the results of a
    • enabling us to find the spirit anew, and to cultivate in human life,
    • dear friends, after our long absence. Cultivate spiritual science
    • be cultivated individually, so that we may progress. Cultivate what
    • gradually find the path enabling you, in the present difficult and
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • faculty will be so vitiated that even if millions of experiences of
    • orientation given us here on earth by the culture that is smothered
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • the world in religious cult or ritual, a revelation through which the
    • Movement having a religious, cultic character has arisen, a Movement
    • cultural life, cannot find their way into the Anthroposophical
    • an authentic and inwardly vital cult, filled with spiritual content,
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
    • flow with great difficulty for the Anthroposophical Movement, nor,
    • had to be given for a Cult, a Cult whose growth in our present time
    • arise in regard to this Cult when I speak tomorrow of the
    • conditions of the life of Cult in the spiritual world, I felt it
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • with your difficult tasks!
    • ‘AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE.’];
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    • Europe and it left behind an important monument of culture,
    • Finnish nation. This stage of culture is expressed in the epic poem
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture.
    • because it was experienced as something which in occult language is
    • Europe’s Eastern culture was preceded, let us say, by a
    • cultural stratum in which the human beings were constituted in such a
    • We can understand culture, even
    • one another. But if he describes it in this way, it will be difficult
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • life that has to be built up in the midst of our decaying culture.
    • feeling life. Many a difficulty stems from the fact that the
    • characteristics of modern civilization and culture are qualities that
  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
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    • it is only with the help of the facts of occult life that you can get
    • alter and improve the plant by means of all sorts of horticultural
    • presented great difficulties, because things go in through one ear
    • process of recovery meets with greater difficulties in the one than
    • forgetting the things that made Kamaloca so difficult for him.
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    • people who work out of occultism — and there again they only
    • being effected in the method based on occultism, or cares whether the
    • Occult Significance of the Blood, e.Ed]
    • out of occultism who have said this, but they have been called things
    • occult medicine these things are also described by applying the
    • of occultism — for which specific remedies are to be used. This
    • occult insight, these things have to be brought up to date and put in
    • knowledge or on materialism. Perhaps it is even more difficult
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    • to someone who is specially deeply schooled in occultism. Two people
    • ancient times lived and felt with his environment. Man's faculty of
    • body independent, then it will be very difficult to help such a
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    • certain processes, but they are still noticeable to occult
    • out something that occultism has always taught, but which will appear
    • to manage all their agriculture by observing the rules in such
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    • difficult but which can nevertheless be understood, we can begin to
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    • man's life flows backwards. This is something that is difficult for
    • then onwards. This is difficult to imagine, as we are so very
    • life offered us to pass us by, so that other faculties have remained
    • medical science proper in the Egyptian Hermes cult, but only to the
    • Greek and Roman cult of Aesculapius.
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    • animal but out of the group soul. It is very difficult, of course, to
    • and actually regulates it was called in the occult teaching of the
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    • though they had great clairvoyant faculties, and who looked out to
    • bring the right form of culture to each different shade of the
    • were the ones who cultivated what we might call inner brooding upon
    • from a civilisation of the visible towards a cultural epoch of the
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    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • closely now, for we are coming to a most important and most difficult
    • we come to a difficult concept which shall be made clear by an
    • This is a difficult concept, but it will always be included in
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    • Occultism.
    • already some knowledge of occult science — to approach and
    • allegorical figure of ‘Night’ with occult vision. We can
    • the spiritual world shining into the physical. Occultism does not
    • preach morality is easy; to establish morality is difficult”,
    • very difficult to discover moral principles, neither is it difficult
    • spirits, spirits who find it extremely difficult to move away from
    • which in occultism is called the Mercury-sphere.
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    • even without any occult knowledge — to observe the life of soul
    • that is possible without any occult knowledge provided only there is
    • bodies but not to restore them to health. Occult investigation
    • Mercury as understood in occultism. Thence he expands to the spheres
    • have the faculty to become thoroughly acclimatised in these other
    • — in occultism it is always so named — a man's contact
    • this sphere we can learn from occult investigation how in our astral
    • same religious tenets. Occult investigation shows clearly that
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    • Chapter IV in the book Occult Science -- an Outline.
    • culture, upon spiritual life, influences will not only rise up from
    • the existence of a spiritual world. Hence it is extremely difficult
    • to know what occult investigation reveals, namely that the Ego and
    • findings of occult investigation when the investigator knows from his
    • can be convinced of the validity of occult investigations. It is a
    • in the world. When someone asserts that the findings of occult
    • to sound judgement. Genuine occult research is not afraid of
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • passages in the Bible which, as is the case with all occult
    • characteristics, for instance, the faculty of distinguishing between
    • This occult
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • based on occultism. You have always heard — and from a certain
    • Even externally it is not difficult to discover what the soul is
    • faculty of perception far more in line with the life between death
    • exist. If he had learnt in an occult school what in the future would
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch of the faculty of judgement and the formation
    • culture have in the depths of their souls the conceptions which
    • the Venus sphere if, on Earth, he has cultivated a moral and
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    • Western cultural life. I refer to
    • not differ from that of Western occultism in regard to this event —
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • example of evolution. This example is revealed to occult
    • is known to all occultists that the same soul which appeared on Earth
    • industry only, of external forms of culture on the Earth.
    • and interested in external culture only; these human beings would
    • and the advancement of external culture, and the other class, due to
    • fostered and preserved spiritual culture. But the souls belonging to
    • the sphere of occult development in the West is not to rise into
    • to inaugurate the epoch of materialistic culture during which all
    • Earth the ascending phase of culture began with the Mystery of
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    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • spreading in the world in the form of occult teachings, of Spiritual
    • that occultism has to give — how comes it that hitherto, indeed
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • even if we cannot yet claim to have any knowledge of occultism?
    • enable him to participate in the evolving culture of mankind; he has
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • between the true form of man and the faculties of standing and
    • occultism and seership have to say about the nature of man. But this
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • clairvoyance, simply with the clairvoyant faculty possessed by every
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    • unwilling to believe this on the basis of the occult facts should
    • strange to many people, that life in Kamaloka becomes very difficult
    • impossibility. For such people Kamaloka is admittedly difficult. But
    • evolution of humanity. True spiritual culture will more and more be
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    • present faculty of perception. As soon as a person goes to sleep,
    • is extremely difficult to describe these conditions and it can really
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • being influences which prepare his future bodily faculties to adopt a
    • body will afford the soul no possibility of Developing faculties for
    • the comprehension of spiritual truths. For if such faculties are to
    • beings will be devoid of the faculties needed for the acceptance of
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    • always found it difficult to establish any relation with their
    • necessary to cultivate Anthroposophy on Earth, for one will be in a
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    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • of Brahmanism into Buddhism in the cultural life of India.
    • death and rebirth, culture on Earth would still be at the stage
    • Indian culture was able to progress to that of ancient Persia only
    • region; and again, the progress from Ancient Persian culture to
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture was made possible by impulses for progress
    • human beings have contributed to the progress of culture on Earth has
    • various culture-epochs progress and new impulses take effect. But as
    • distinguished from the progress of external culture and has its
    • progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to the next is dependent
    • here: Progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to another is
    • From this we realise that external culture on Earth is
    • space, a world that is embodied in culture on Earth because souls of
    • of a connection between culture on Earth and the stellar worlds as
    • the promotion of culture on the Earth is to be regarded as a kind of
    • place; it was then that culture on Earth received its ‘soul’.
    • of any philosophical argument or reflective thinking, but of occult
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    • disturbingly aware of how contradictions, difficulties, must pile up
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • a clairvoyant faculty in the background, then one feels truly
    • period will have great difficulty in understanding it. Our souls are
    • That is why it is so difficult to enter into the
    • faculty of thinking about it, shut off from the thirty Aeons? We must
    • and have shown you only one occult experience, the perception of the
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    • endeavour encountered the very greatest difficulties. We must pause
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • and there, but it was not a physical body. Because of the difficulty
    • civilisation, the first of the post-Atlantean culture-epochs. There,
    • Christ. Then there would have been no difficulties; they would have
    • culture-epoch, we find that the possibility of understanding Christ
    • culture-epochs, we find the Bible itself indicating that a certain
    • accompanying the fourth culture-epoch like a shadow of its wisdom,
    • such things from beneath the layer of materialistic culture which
    • and fundamentally speaking upon the whole Indian culture of the first
    • has been a decline in the faculty for saying: When I think, the
    • cultivated. I know I am saying something strange, but we shall see
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    • accordingly, resides in what was said about the difficulty of
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    • of human culture. St. George and the Dragon reflect that celestial
    • difficult moments in their lives, with their souls well prepared, and
    • and a weak echo of it could be heard in the musical art cultivated by
    • Christ, had cultivated in the heavenly heights in order to bring
    • to occult observation: Marsyas was not flayed in his lifetime, but
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    • Roman cultures, but also to all the other regions of Europe.
    • occultism. But in revering Apollo the Greeks did not look on the sun
    • to suppress everything Pythian in their souls and to cultivate solely
    • character of Jewish culture will be understood only if it is taken in
    • us look back a little, with the aid of occult knowledge, over what we
    • The cults of Attis and Adonis have been correctly noted as having
    • there was a centre of the Adonis cult. Bethlehem was one of the
    • all nature grafted into the cultivated olive, how much more readily
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    • good significance. But as one culture-epoch succeeds another in the
    • first, as occult, i.e. hidden, reality.
    • you that when in my occult researches I tried to follow this stream,
    • further occult development of Christianity in the West — then
    • I had to experience the fact that occult researches are
    • from occult truth on the wings of fantasy, we have to be guided
    • In occult researches of this kind one is often held
    • clarified their meaning. In occult investigation, too, one is, led
    • whether something drawn from the depths of the occult world will have
    • first misled by a certain circumstance. In occult research — I
    • occult sources, but also of what external research has brought to
    • Occult Science
    • occult script, was the name Parsifal!
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    • sickle; and there, in occult writing, is to be found the name of
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • Occult Science)
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • we who are placed by karma in the geographical and cultural
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    • pursued today by the so-called cultural-scientist of a materialistic
    • Occult Science
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
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    • cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts
    • We now come to Mars. It is difficult to find appropriate expressions
    • difficult to approach; she does not want to know anything about the
    • would-be partner. It is very difficult to express these things,
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    • through faculties enabling us to have an insight into these things.
    • development of certain faculties to which we must draw attention and
    • and we shall then proceed by explaining that these faculties enable
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • difficulties. In the spiritual sphere, too, our strength increases
    • spiritual ideas we take up before death change into faculties after
    • only in regard to culture, but also in regard to the densest aspect
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    • occultly trained cognition that they rise into consciousness.
    • the occult connections in the world knows that when two human beings
    • occultly-trained person cannot consciously come near to one who is
    • occultly-trained, clairvoyant person were about to approach a dead
    • another it is made difficult for them and they can only do it with
    • the occult reasons why, let us say, the people of this year are doing
    • sincerity on the true ground of occultism — no one who is
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • counting these gnome-like beings is a difficult task. If one
    • While the intellect played a creative part in man's cultural life
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    • etheric element strive rather towards unity. It is difficult to
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    • may He be with you and your difficult duties.
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • something which may appear difficult to you. But we must also
    • overcome difficulties such as these. Moreover, the possibility may
    • way” is difficult.
    • every position of it, as it were. It is difficult to make this
    • and conceptions. You know how difficult it is to convince a
    • especially just at the present difficult time — to see a
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    • has been more or less avoided by occultists, mystics and
    • remember, that at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • Now in our age it will be peculiarly difficult to
    • do not exist, so to speak. It may perhaps not be so difficult for our
    • this conception, — is difficult to make clear to the man of our
    • like the Indian culture best,’ that may be his personal
    • any reality; it would be still more difficult for him to see a real
    • we wish to use the technical expressions of occultism — the
    • are to be inspired by them. It will not be difficult for you to
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    • the difficulty, one must first learn to discriminate in the higher
    • occult knowledge and occult power of vision one goes from one people
    • belonging to the Indian culture rests also upon this agreement. In
    • people represented the first blossom of the culture of the
    • the constitution of the people. Hence it has become difficult for
    • persons who do not take the occult forces of human evolution into
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    • comprehension, and which will be a little more difficult than that
    • the culture of a people, his youth and his old age.
    • attention to the cultivation of the individualities. This has in
    • Occult Science,
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    • so long will it be difficult to obtain an unprejudiced understanding
    • the Music of the Spheres, of which the Pythagorean and other occult
    • and thus he can only hear it when he goes through a certain occult
    • Occult Science,
    • Now it is exceptionally difficult, as all conceptions
    • In occult symbolism this mission of the earth has always
    • forces, so that when the occultist looks at an equilateral triangle,
    • occultly in the words: ‘To make the Trinity into a Quaternary.’
    • who prematurely and in the wrong way entered the occult domain, has
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    • Occult Science,
    • from an occult standpoint, quite correct in describing what appears
    • In this way, if occultly you picture this matter more
    • could receive the corresponding racial cultivation. Hence in my
    • Occult Science
    • from its most occult background. In the Semites you have a
    • the Semitic people and its mission. In a certain deep occult sense
    • starting-points of occultism and it will show you that in those
    • principal starting-point, even in occult training, must be made where
    • this truly occult activity, if one observes how, even in the
    • great in the Atlantean culture. What was the greatest thing of all to
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    • Spirit of the Age guided the primal sacred culture of India and made
    • is of course exceedingly difficult to speak impartially of these
    • things, — difficult only for the reason that in certain
    • difficult for a guiding Spirit of the Age to arise for the fifth age
    • civilization, — streamed into our culture; and besides this,
    • culture, it has become possible for the many different kinds of
    • culture and the various Folk-souls to appear in our fifth age. It
    • occult sense, the Scandinavian mythology with other mythologies which
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    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • accept the Western material civilization, but the spiritual culture
    • Hœnir who gave the imaginative faculty, and Lœdur who gave that
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    • lecture philosophically they might perhaps meet with difficulties,
    • apparent difficulties, and indeed for the reason that they will have
    • might possibly find it difficult to make this agree with what was
    • Indian culture in the post-Atlantean epoch, developed the ‘ I ’
    • culture represents a soul which reached a high degree of the
    • mythological culture. Over there in the East everything is
    • sun. To the occultist there is something which is still greater
    • occult background of the Saga of the Twilight of the Gods.
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    • post-Christian cultures of Europe that the task, the mission was
    • Eastern culture had already proceeded so far, that it was capable of
    • veiled and hidden. Occultly, however, Sif signifies the group-soul of
    • The collective culture of Europe is a gift of the
    • always the leaders of the collective culture of humanity. But at the
    • surface as was necessary to form a foundation for the whole culture
    • of Europe. Now out of this old culture, through intermingling with
    • After the old Greek culture had to a certain extent
    • Roman Empire and its various stages of culture. We have already
    • old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body. Hence the
    • wonderfully wise, clairvoyant character of the old Indian culture,
    • — it was a culture that was in the human etheric body; so that
    • we may say, the ancient Indian culture is to be understood somewhat
    • body. The essential thing in the old Indian culture is that the
    • culture. That part of man which we describe as the Sentient Soul was
    • Egyptian-Chaldæan culture as working in the Sentient Soul. The
    • of reality. Whereas in the old Indian culture there was a more direct
    • Greek culture was one which we can only understand if we try to do so
    • from within, if we realize that in this culture what is important in
    • All the several shades of culture and the missions of
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    • be without its difficulties at the present time.
    • wonderfully the great occult truths are expressed in its pictures
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Significance of Blood,
    • of mankind for this or the other truth. That is not ‘occultistic’.
    • What is ‘occultistic’ is, that the moment one recognizes
    • culture of the Holy Rishis in its true form; we lovingly accept the
    • Persian culture, and that which we know as the Egyptian-Chaldæan and
    • the Græco-Latin cultures, and with just the same objectivity we also
    • occultism will appear before mankind free and independent of every
    • collective human culture of the future, just what he is most fitted
    • bring to the progressive stream of culture. We must learn to
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    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • clairvoyant vision. Nor was man deprived of this faculty by the separation of
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • Occult Science
    • intelligence was combined with a faculty of vision which perceived Nature
    • necessity for artistic insight and perception. This faculty was already alive
    • To cultivate Spiritual Science is no abstract pursuit. To cultivate Spiritual
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
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    • this proved impossible, or, at any rate, extremely difficult, the
    • It is still difficult to
    • Only natural science does not know certain faculties in man, which are
    • It is again difficult to
    • speak of these faculties at the present time, for the reason that they
    • man's acquiring certain abnormal faculties, and the natural scientist
    • the spiritual investigator has to do to gain the faculty of looking
    • ordinary life in a certain sense as abnormal faculties have any special
    • active communion with them is cultivated in this way, if spiritual
    • versed in the culture of his time who could say that he found a
    • from the theological faculty, and who in his rectorial address, the
    • man's inner being in such a living, powerful way, that faculties
    • otherwise dormant in him — artistic faculties as well as others
    • birth or conception and as far as death with ordinary human faculties
    • with enlarged faculties, look out beyond the firmament of birth and
    • case difficult, apparently complicated views are not allowed to have
    • any value, and yet they are only difficult because the subject in hand
    • difficult.
    • said. It is difficult for people in general to reconcile ideas which
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    • of the faculty of instinctive clairvoyance. In certain states of
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • faculty to acquire his thoughts through his own efforts. This induced
    • cultural life said to themselves: Man can no longer have such
    • attained by human faculties, for man's thoughts are now within his
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
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    • lecture is to deal with a subject taken from the study of culture and
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • scientific geneticists would have difficulty explaining the facts:
    • to be nights during which human faculties pass into a sort of rest
    • change and metamorphosis. But this rest period of the human faculties
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • them; and this whole stream of culture, the inmost essence of the
    • culture of the times of Michelangelo. A truly gigantic task; and we
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    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • modern life. How does external culture speak of this phenomenon?
    • External culture, as we know, is proud of what has been achieved. It
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits. In this third stage, the cultural stage,
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • community with them, is rendered very much more difficult for man by
    • Science available to us is written in such a difficult style; it
    • coming forward with the suggestion that difficult passages should be
    • rather difficult style.
    • To try to escape from the difficult concepts and ideas
    • grapple with difficult chapters of Spiritual Science in a book that
    • with the cultural life of to-day.
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    • not be difficult for us to be convinced of the truth of repeated
    • They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we
    • think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • Life itself indicates the line of investigation, and then the faculty
    • receive them; namely, souls through whom the ancient culture of the
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of certain facts and events of the spiritual worlds. Those faculties
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
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    • but theoretically it is difficult to gain a real conviction of the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • As a rule both envy and falsehood have occult backgrounds. Certain
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • countries where people with mediumistic faculties are brought into a
    • but of a past culture, of the Graeco-Latin epoch. You see, if the
    • Graeco-Latin culture. Consequently this Graeco-Latin culture fills
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • which does not contain traces of Graeco-Latin culture, for we write
    • turn back to antiquated cultures.
    • When we survey our cultural environment, we do not find in it only
    • character of our culture and the Roman character of modern
    • In regard to modern culture, we should therefore consider, in
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • concept of the influences of past and future in modern culture —
    • This explains the difficulty of acting in regard to the social
    • time really needs. It will be difficult to acquire this organ in the
    • You see, this is the extraordinary difficulty of the present time,
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    • organism. In the present time, occult immersion in the world
    • expression is not quite appropriate, for it is difficult to coin
    • “Occult Science” you will discover an important
    • an effort to get up. You will find it difficult to get up if you
    • realms. All the difficulties which more developed human beings
    • that the difficulties of our age are a warning, induce us to
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    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • “Outline of Occult Science.”
    • to take spirit-self into it in the next, the sixth, culture-epoch. I
    • amount of intellectual culture enables them to solve the riddle of
    • can absorb from modern culture — that culture which today is
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    • have lived on earth only when we learn to imbue with love the faculty
    • Only a selfless, love-imbued faculty of cognition can grasp this
    • only with the greatest difficulty can one lift them on to a higher
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    • epochs of culture, and so on? Those who feel that a realistic
    • culture epoch, during which the most important peoples were the
    • culture and work and that cultivation of the consciousness soul is
    • our present task. What does the cultivation of the consciousness soul
    • the various peoples of this period of culture should work together.
    • mankind had reached, the faculties of intellect and of feeling were
    • cultivate it as we must do at present, and as will be increasingly
    • secluded from the rest of mankind. Hence the difficulty of getting to
    • will become increasingly difficult to bring ourselves into a right
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • will become more and more difficult, because of the increasing need
    • Now this negative prospect of ever increasing difficulty
    • absolutely necessary condition. If the difficulty of coming to mutual
    • And cultivation of individuality — which belongs to the
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • of their species, they have this inborn faculty; it is inherent in
    • soul this self-culture of the individual is one of the most important
    • the soul, but also a practical knowledge of life, will be cultivated,
    • to the difficulty of understanding one another. It is what must come
    • it were, to the proof, and difficulties spring up everywhere. These
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    • attention to the fact that in ancient times man possessed a faculty of
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    • we find among others the one practised in the Orient within the culture
    • Occult Science
    • This faculty must be regained but along a different path. For reasons, which
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    • clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge far surpassing the
    • should confess today, in all sincerity, how difficult it is to find our
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • that will inevitably lead to decadence in the whole cultural life of
    • character can be brought again into the human faculty of knowledge? Should
    • lying and deception in modern culture is due to the fact that we
    • works of culture will no longer send their voice out into the universe,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are able to hold this Agriculture Course here in the house of Count
    • throughout these days an agricultural spirit which is already deeply
    • intimate Union with Agriculture, was prevalent in all that we were
    • Agriculture Course. We who have come here can express our thanks just
    • difficulties which such a gathering may involve in a house remote
    • will show us how intimately the interests of Agriculture are bound
    • Agriculture. Here, needless to say, we can only touch upon the
    • central domain of Agriculture itself, albeit this of its own accord
    • Agriculture especially is sadly hit by the whole trend of modern
    • explain it in the case of Agriculture, so that we may not be speaking
    • things, chapters on the economic aspects of Agriculture. Economists
    • consider, how Agriculture should be carried on in the light of
    • this subject: how Agriculture should be shaped, in the light of
    • Agriculture, not even of the social forms it should assume, unless
    • the economics of Agriculture. The whole thing seems to them so well
    • established. But it is not so. No one can judge of Agriculture who
    • neither in Agriculture nor in any other sphere.
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • recognise the conditions on which the prosperity of Agriculture
    • observe how all agricultural products arise; how Agriculture lives in
    • as possible. Whatever you need for agricultural production, you
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • intestines of the “agricultural individuality,” if we may
    • agricultural individuality is standing on its head? For the following
    • be clear that the whole domain of Agriculture — including what
    • peculiar relation to the head-formation. Cultivate a sense of form to
    • — you have the position which the “agricultural
    • agricultural unit should be. Only the animal stock must also be
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • important questions in agriculture is that of the significance of
    • held the name so secret and occult, only because if they had not done
    • man is not plant, but man. He has the faculty, time and again to
    • It is difficult to
    • of the greatest importance for agriculture. Nitrogen becomes the
    • evolution this was made difficult for carbon. It could indeed
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • methods for Agriculture, as it is for other spheres of life. Nature
    • True, this is not quite so bad in Agriculture; here they do not always
    • with the realities of Agriculture as the customary science of to-day
    • Agriculture, and notably when we come to the question of manuring.
    • very difficult to come to terms at all with this science of to-day,
    • come from the theorising. You see how difficult it is to come to any
    • practical domains of life — and notably for Agriculture.
    • brought into a dead earth and find it difficult, out of its own vitality,
    • chiefly wish to indicate is that we must treat the whole agricultural
    • great difficulty in doing so. Why should it not be possible to make
    • life. You may cultivate some fruit of field or orchard in its appearance
    • to the whole, and so it should be. If you pursue agriculture in this
    • to the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, Rudolf Steiner House,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • vital to agriculture, we should always remain in larger spheres,
    • those inspirations which we are able to give to agriculture out of spiritual
    • often find repeated in agricultural literature, in many variations.
    • is not at all difficult for us to use the minute quantities in the proper
    • things, but let me say at the outset: if they should be difficult to
    • of our Agricultural Circle should make experiments; they will soon see
    • two plants should he difficult to get in some locality, they might be
    • other hand, most difficult to replace for its good influence on our
    • will make the manure intelligent, nay, you will give it the faculty
    • the result will soon be that the alleged “excellent agricultural
    • to speak. This difficulty does not occur tn human healing, for a man
    • devices that are pursued in the chemical laboratories of modern agriculture,
    • who have studied academic agriculture from the modern point of view
    • way. It will give the soil the faculty to attract just as much silicic
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • the editorial offices of a Viennese agricultural paper in the 1880's.
    • they not try to do to fight against it! Read of it in the agricultural
    • In some districts it may be difficult to carry out; then you can afford
    • only it is difficult to collect the products of decay. But you will
    • receive the faculty to bring forth plant-life out of itself. This faculty
    • is saturated with water, and with greater difficulty when the earth
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • the faculty to regulate the ethereal vitality within the soil whenever
    • is an essential part of agriculture, and should indeed be thought of
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • organic'. However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much
    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • it will be much improved when our agricultural training tends more to
    • whatever is long and thin-stalked and goes to hay (Diagram 20). In agriculture
    • not like the animals of the plains, for they must walk about under difficult
    • or beet, that is to say, which by enhanced cultivation have grown bigger
    • materialistic since the introduction of potato cultivation into Europe.
    • of such things will relate agriculture in a most intimate way —
    • It is infinitely important that agriculture should be so related to
    • owing to their general interest and who are not in the Agricultural
    • resolved upon by the Agricultural Circle, and I can only say that I
    • Agriculture Conference we have also enjoyed a real farm festival. Therefore
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • occult pupil before us. He had to arouse within himself the
    • In the depths of the Temple Mysteries the occult pupil
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    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
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    • with high spiritual truths, the general culture became more and more
    • orderings, to the end that they acquire the faculty of holding the balance
    • Occult Science
    • etc. — forces that have taken deep hold in the culture and civilization
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    • mathematical culture.
    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • of an Occult Science) and if we constantly practise them in a
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • besides a mere activity of thought. Though it may be difficult to
    • which presents far greater difficulties.
    • to be cultivated within it — just as if the nut’s shell
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    • through a certain inner cultivation, evolution, of his soul, can
    • not only have the described faculties but must be able, after the
    • itself. Such a cultivation of the will is accomplished only when the
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Only by having this meeting will one acquire the faculty to
    • in ecstasy are actually rooted in a false cultivation of the mystical
    • faculty of the human being. When man strives always to enter more and
    • spiritual substance that is cultivated in the human being through
    • spiritual investigator to cultivate one particular mood of soul,
    • that the spiritual investigator must cultivate allows him in the
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    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • the ordinary faculty of judgment vanishes in him if super-sensible
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • constantly hear the remark that anthroposophy is difficult to
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • confusion and chaos are over. We are entering a difficult period of
    • Occult Science
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • however much power the world has today to make things as difficult as
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    • to be found where the life of spiritual culture exists in its finest
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    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • European culture after having steeped ourselves in those of oriental
    • humanity. In the highly spiritual creations of oriental culture we
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
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    • of his deep insight into occult truths, Novalis speaks of Christ as
    • it difficult to write a poem on the subject. But in
    • same extent as later on, but also because man's faculty of
    • had as yet no faculty for cognising the material world; he could neither
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • He was not proclaimed, whenever one can speak of human culture and
    • establish one culture after another in the physical world. To
    • difficult for him during life between birth and death to gaze
    • were related to the spiritual world. It is difficult to
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    • entering through birth to-day feel a kind of hindrance, a difficulty,
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • cultivated through the anthroposophic view of the world. Of course
    • cultivated to the utmost. The catastrophe of the world-war has, more
    • cultural life. The latter cannot become healthy unless fructified by
    • and find a cultural life that despises the West and us too, for the
    • Eastern culture still clings to an ancient spirituality and is
    • as trustee of the spiritual [cultural] life, especially of education,
    • ignored. But it appears as if this is being learnt with difficulty,
    • fruits for the cultural life of the whole of humanity.
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    • of our culture, is of such a nature that it already affects every
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    • reincarnate?’ — occult research gives the answer
    • they then inhabited. This clairvoyance, once a natural faculty in
    • prevailing during the Græco-Roman epoch of culture. Since then,
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • Occult research is able to
    • influence upon the soul of man. That is why Greek culture was able to
    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs in order to grasp how intellectuality,
    • interesting finding of occult research. You know that when a man
    • occult experience — is that the majority of men
    • himself to be drawn downwards, and it is an actual fact in occult
    • worlds, and inspires all bearers of culture who are not yet permeated
    • is that a man who has paralysed his intellectual faculty as a result
    • occultists.
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • The Oriental occult teachings call this Bodhisattva the
    • occult investigations that in this Maitreya Buddha the power of
    • Christ. Occult investigations show us to-day that in a certain
    • years time, will become the Maitreya Buddha. It would be so much occult
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • body lies at the occult foundation of every kind of cramp or
    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • culture of the will’, as we may call it, is notably important.
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
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    • respect, Anthroposophy encounters difficulties when it would enter
    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • which in ordinary life may be called difficult but which are
    • “mystical” or “occult”. But to ascribe to
    • is not at all difficult, but trivial and elementary, to see that this
    • occultism, and the sole aim of attaining to the super-sensible worlds
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • disposition of soul that man has to-day. He cultivates the scientific
    • (“Occult Science”)
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    • culture,” then it must certainly be admitted that but little of
    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • cultivating self-knowledge and a true inner vision. And simply
    • who had already cultivated that vision of man's inner being, a
    • characterised by the fact that the seed-ground for cultural
    • The culture of the countries situated round the North Sea has
    • gradually spread throughout the West and will become a world culture.
    • The centre of gravity of this world culture will be transferred
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • round about him on the world, and uses the combining faculty of his
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • faculties in the same way that we trace the gradual growth of the
    • through his intellect a special faculty for studying and observing
    • to lead you, by what may have been at times a rather difficult path, to
    • own account. All our so-called education and culture has been
    • with what is dead. This kind of culture is directly opposed to real
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    • humanity and one which it is exceeding difficult for the modern
    • to-day. Because of their faculties of atavistic clairvoyance,
    • also possessing the faculty of atavistic clairvoyance —
    • An Outline of Occult Science.]
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • Occult Science,
    • have the faculty of intellect; but intellect makes us inwardly
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
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    • All that has been cultivated for so many years in our
    • the modern culture and civilisation of Europe. We should at least
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. This is the epoch of the
    • post Atlantean epoch of culture is a kind of repetition of
    • Atlantis. The fifth post-Atlantean epoch of culture in which we are
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture. The impulse of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha arose during the fourth epoch of culture, as the most
    • fifth epoch of culture the Mystery of Golgotha will not work in the
    • the fifth epoch of culture is to approach the Mystery of
    • culture.
    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • fifth epoch of culture is called upon to bring into human
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture will really have extracted from human
    • epoch of culture we should envisage the 6th and 7th epochs. It is
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • with the goals that must be reached during the 5th epoch of culture.
    • develop gifts which have no productive force. This idea is difficult
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    • the whole extent of pagan culture. Jewish culture was, after all, a
    • culture is essentially different from our modern Christian culture.
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • “Occult Knowledge”.
    • Occult Science.
    • “Occult Science”
    • cultivate the characterized power of discernment; it would be fatal
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    • difficult — in view of the many facts that meet one
    • is little given to cultivating so great an interest in the
    • incident of external culture, of external technical culture.
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • human individual endowed with particular faculties, he is
    • cultivation of the soil, that is to say, with the primal
    • connected with agriculture! Of course, there is here, as
    • country, agricultural or industrial. And much deeper than
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
    • a realisation of the actuating impulses of Asiatic culture.
    • way of bringing Asiatic culture into Europe. One finds a good
    • with his Asiatic culture, was the pig that grunted and that
    • speak out quite plainly about the occult facts of
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    • example, how difficult self-knowledge is even in the most
    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • called the five senses — in the occult sense. For in
    • not at all difficult nowadays to write a book. Books almost
    • intellect but with their faculty of feeling — wrangling
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • that will dominate the spiritual culture of the future.
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    • —though the latter is more difficult than the former.
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • cities as the representatives of modern culture. It has
    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • clairvoyant faculties had persisted among all the peoples of
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • convinced that all cultural life, all spiritual life must be
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
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    • for a moment of Goethe, who so powerfully influenced Western culture
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • clairvoyant faculties that were normal in the soul of prehistoric
    • deeply devotional mood of Indian culture — albeit a culture
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • to coping with it. Man began to realise that his faculties of
  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • whole culture of our age, especially in so far as this culture is
    • modern culture. We should be in a sorry plight if all that lives in
    • our intellectualistic culture were not merely a picture but an actual
    • culture to deal with those who are suffering from so-called mental
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    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
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    • the faculty of clear and conscious discernment, did not as yet exist.
    • The old heathen cults
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    • cultural ingredient that now permeates our whole external
    • — Less than 150 years ago, yet electricity is now a cultural
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    • faculties. This was what they knew about the Christ.
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • very difficulties we spoke of appeared. On the one hand, we have
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • What was a theoretical difficulty in the case of Origenes — the
    • to many difficulties. People are at a loss when they try to find the
    • difficult indeed to apply to them the name theologians. The word
    • finest attainable comprehension if we cultivate spiritual science to
    • spiritual science?” We should cultivate inwardly everything
    • seems to me a good idea to cultivate among us and to experience the
    • worldview finds it difficult even to rediscover the right
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy,
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    • a certain inherent difficulty for our human power of knowledge and
    • the difficulties begin at once when man endeavours to relate the world of
    • imaginable difficulties. They know that the physical and bodily is
    • difficulties have arisen, especially for philosophic
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • these things indicate what difficulties arise when we seek the relation
    • all the difficulty in gaining a knowledge of the soul. People are
    • passing from one dimension to another. This is difficult for
    • we cultivated more intensely
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    • as the remains of prehistoric organic beings. Nor is it difficult to
    • “Occult Science.”)
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    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • sense-qualities, and that the faculty by means of which I am able to
    • wish to acquire the faculty of logical thinking. In order to enjoy
    • Nothing now remains but for us to acquire the faculty of making
    • the development of those faculties which are spoken of in my book
    • is too weak to be conscious of his intuitive faculty. But he
    • nevertheless exercises this faculty during the night. So that it is
    • there is a poem belonging to the old German culture called
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    • and that this year, in spite of great difficulty we were able to
    • Probation that occult perception may very well be turned to
    • difficulty even in this. Theosophy requires, as you all know, a
    • such a thing should be thought possible). It might even be cultivated
    • the limitations of space and so on, as regards the cultivation of
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • knowledge in the separate domains of life — even of occult life
    • might have been difficult to work in the time approaching. When I
    • theosophical movement we have to look upon the occult ideal as the
    • occult truth. There cannot in reality be an Eastern and Western
    • occultism. That would be just as sensible as if we were to
    • peculiarity, be better attended to by occult research in the East or
    • the occult research of the last century in the European esoteric
    • schools, the European sanctuaries of occultism. Nothing that has been
    • were it not that the occult researches of the West had been fostered
    • occultism should give its conclusions on these facts in the West.
    • of the West, which the Eastern school of occult thought, in so far as
    • occult teachings — for instance, about Buddha or the
    • meditating about the Being of the Christ, or in making occult
    • Society to cultivate universal love! For there are many such, and
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    • necessary they are for all occult observations of human evolution. If
    • we now turn to the accounts given, for instance, in my Occult
    • our own world. Neither of these feelings is much cultivated by people
    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • naturally very difficult for man to imagine this to-day, because his
    • In Occult
    • further into the realm of occult knowledge.
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    • from our last lecture how extremely difficult it is to describe the
    • attention to the fact that the description in my Occult
    • occultism, is concealed from us in the fundamental depths of its
    • read in Occult Science that ancient Sun re-organised heat by
    • describing those beings spoken of in Occult Science as Spirits
    • is as described in Occult Science. Besides heat, the Sun
    • when such a word arises from the depths of true occult knowledge and
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    • so difficult to perceive that words could hardly be found in any
    • an extremely difficult chapter indeed, and we shall only be able
    • book Occult Science which must in certain respects still be
    • not required] to be an occultist in this sense in order to paint this
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    • world we have now carried a difficult aspect of it far enough to
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    • than the great occult truth: ‘In the whole world of Maya one
    • to occult science from yet another side, that in our world of Maya,
    • the occultist there could be no sense in saying that minerals die. It
    • the same sense, according to occult science, the minerals do
    • the whole organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be
    • is, as we learn through occult research, a real overcoming of death,
    • alone! Among the many proofs of this fact which occult science is
    • becoming able to perceive the Christ by means of the higher faculties
    • there is hardly one so difficult to prove on external realistic,
    • stand: one which is only possible through an insight into occult
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    • on the surface. Surely it cannot be that difficult for anyone
    • it really difficult to admit that they cannot judge an issue
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    • difficult for people to discover this for themselves when
    • area where people find it particularly difficult to
    • to look for inner spiritual impulses we now have a culture
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    • times today when it is really difficult to take what is said
    • that it is so difficult to convince the wider public of this.
    • truth, it is extremly difficult to accept the truths relating
    • the greatest difficulties one can imagine. For when it comes
    • for occult truths and particularly for truths relating to the
    • made public and it is difficult to draw the line. The right
    • been members. And I think it is not really difficult to
    • created their own excitements. This has now become difficult.
    • finds it so difficult to make its way today. It will make its
    • development may find it difficult to understand how such
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    • ever? It is extremely difficult for people today to have
    • because of this there is a general difficulty today in
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    • Occult Science
    • are getting more and more difficult today and the situation
    • occult; it is hidden.
    • conscientious occult research aiming to penetrate the laws of
    • there will be situations in future when it will be difficult
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    • It will, of course, be difficult to grasp, but it is
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    • which were said were true, though they are difficult to find.
    • difficult than working with mere corpses of ideas. Humanity
    • cultivate the intellect as early as possible, for this will
    • intelligent by cultivating the intellect as early as
    • possible, but only by cultivating in them when very young the
    • faculties which will later have them prepared to be
    • cultivated via the intellect. The living truth is: the
    • intellect is cultivated by healthy belief in rightful
    • play. People find it difficult to manage today because they
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    • our views. It is actually difficult to take such a train of
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    • the spirit often have almost insuperable difficulties in
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    • influence the whole of human life, the whole of culture and
    • Perhaps it is difficult to believe this today, but the time
    • Occult Science
    • To use the outer scientific culture, such as it is now, in
    • also needs new stimulus. Yesterday I spoke of how difficult
    • relationship between different forms of culture, such as
    • political life and other forms of culture, and how our ideas
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    • this physical process the American Indian culture would be
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    • turning-point in the evolution of modern cultural spheres
    • that the purely physical intellect and a culture based on
    • conception, acumen and critical faculties for the adherents
    • the particular acumen, critical faculty and so on, which I
    • to foster one's acumen and critical faculties. It is most
    • critical faculties was indeed a time when access to Part 2 of
    • Goethe's Faust was difficult. Even today this work, which is
    • The Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita.
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
    • difficult to say truth-inspired things today because they
    • inculcated into people's heads. And it is difficult to form
    • certain sum total of cultural achievements which come from
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    • excellent exposition on the extremely difficult position in
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    • consciousness can only be acquired if the whole task of culture and
    • faculty, began to develop. And so, in a certain way, what man
    • part of the general culture.
    • one knows, with what difficulty — sometimes over decades
    • watchfulness with respect to ordinary pride must really be cultivated
    • Anthroposophical Society. But we can cultivate it again here!
    • must return to the cultivation of a certain world consciousness so
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    • been gained of certain things indicated in occult writings though
    • to innumerable passages in books on occultism or also in
    • ancient sacred Indian culture; then came the ancient Persian and the
    • Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian epochs of culture, then the fourth, the
    • the spiritual content of ancient Indian culture. Qualities and
    • elaborated and cultivated in the third epoch. Men had direct
    • Occult History,
    • attitude resulting from the stage of occult development
    • difficult concept to grasp but the reality of certain facts can be
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch must as it were rise again in the fifth
    • or a European, the fact well known in occult life is that the Mystery
    • with German culture! No credence whatever should be given to this
    • can assure you that the results of long, long occult investigations
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    • such a contemplation a person may feel himself in a rather difficult
    • difficult position if he has worked through to what should be said
    • all those who have not spoken directly from an occult, spiritual
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    • Origine de tour les Cultes. This book came out in
    • Cultes, we find for example the following sentence:
    • he has the special faculty to formulate them. These things
    • Dupuis' work, Origine de tous les Cultes.
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    • difficult for our Time, inasmuch as this Time suffers from
    • faculty of insight and penetration. One need but think of
    • human intellect — the human faculty of intellectual
    • culture, so-called — even in the 19th century the
    • such difficulty bestir itself to draw forth, from the inmost
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    • Occult Science.
    • the same, namely the laying-waste of an ancient culture. Let
    • culture were destroyed while Christianity was being spread
    • these things, they are extraordinarily difficult to bring on
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    • death in the ordinary way, acquire this faculty, though it is
    • the earth, where the connection with them is more difficult, but
    • modern culture.
    • whole spiritual culture, like all the other branches of science,
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    • our life and existence. The times have become difficult. It
    • difficulties of the present time should be sought exclusively in
    • Gnosticism, or of Oriental occultism, in order to find in them
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
    • civilization, of our cultural life. On the contrary the
    • OCCULT SCIENCE,
    • own nature through a culture of the will consisting of scrupulous
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    • difficult it is, even in the case of people well grounded in
    • faculty can, so to speak, transcend space and time. This fact
    • this perceptive faculty, though in the great majority of cases
    • with modern culture. The writer remarks that in the light of
    • “Outline of Occult Science,”
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    • customs and traditions, without considering the difficult,
    • world. This faculty existed in so strong a measure that until
    • characteristic of the Occident is that it gained the faculty of
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    • And when we study the human being, it will not be difficult to
    • faculty of knowing something about these radiations coming from
    • special occult study, enabling him to know the metals of the
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    • sin and atonement are difficult, they do not do away with
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    • lifeless with living things. These things are very difficult to
    • for example to the Egyptian culture, the Babylonian-Chaldean
    • culture, or even to the ancient Persian culture, we shall find
    • were human beings. Those who do not distort Oriental culture in
    • connection with man. The whole external spiritual culture was
    • of God the Father. Cults and rituals were arranged accordingly,
    • external culture; he cannot, however, remain standing by this
    • modern culture, as described to you the day before yesterday,
    • of the present lifeless culture consisting in the mechanism of
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    • “Occult Science”). In my “Occult Science”
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    • physical body but remains stationary. It is a Mystery difficult to
    • difficult to understand because we cannot grasp the fact that
    • difficult for humanity? It all originates in what we become in the
    • a difficult part in the great events of the times.
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    • difficult mystery to grasp, that the “I” stays at the
    • remains behind, the “I” stays there. This is difficult
    • life of humanity so difficult today? Where is the origin of
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    • consists in one faculty being acquired at the expense of another, and
    • thus as the epochs took their course, the faculty which man once
    • less. Our clear reasoning and cognitional faculties, our present
    • modern culture — these did not exist in those early
    • Clairvoyant consciousness will have to be cultivated again in the
    • faculty of intellectual logic. A rising and a falling can be traced
    • streams had, as it were, a different mission in human culture. The
    • culture.
    • become a single current of culture. When we speak to-day of the
    • in space. We find traces of them in ancient Indian culture, in the
    • that we so greatly admire in the old Indian culture — which
    • culture. One current derived its name from the mystical God Dionysus,
    • expressed in the cult of Apollo and the mystic doctrine of
    • contemplation in the cult of Dionysus in Greece. In ancient times,
    • Dionysian cults they were united and blended. If we, in our modern
    • culture, undergo a true spiritual training, we can re-experience them
    • had an inkling of the significant difference between the cults of
    • Apollonian and Dionysian cults of ancient Greece are represented on
    • world it is very difficult to make them realise that there must
    • ancient Persians as the LIVING UNITY, but it is difficult to
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    • greater significance to study the culture and civilisation of ancient
    • order to explain the culture of later Egyptian times of which certain
    • the prime of Egyptian culture must be dated at least seven thousand
    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • ancient Egyptian culture that he could only express the keynote of
    • these ancient Egyptians themselves conceived of their whole culture,
    • Egyptians themselves felt but the way in which Egyptian culture was
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • the Egyptians their ancient culture. Osiris had an enemy, for whom
    • longer limited to the human faculties pertaining to the outer world
    • enabled them to cultivate their land aright and provide for the needs
    • built up the alphabet, had taught men the principles of agriculture,
    • Thus all culture and civilisation came to be bound up with the name
    • power. We are now living in the fourth stage. Our culture has reached
    • culture belongs to the period of decadence and one can only surmise
    • strange animal cults. The Egyptians knew: The age when wisdom itself
    • only assumed a grotesque form when Egyptian culture entered upon its
    • period of decline. The imperfections of later Egyptian culture were
    • Primitive states of culture still in existence are to be regarded
    • does, the heights of modern culture, come into collision with this
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    • both physical and etheric, but this it finds difficult as it contains
  • Title: Memory and Love
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    • that is like a faculty of memory such as man does not have in ordinary
    • consciousness, a faculty that might be possessed by beings of the
    • the faculty of remembering, and we have to win through to a new feeling
    • birth. Within it is the faculty of remembering, so that it really gives
    • between death and a new birth gives us the faculty of memory. Over there
    • But from the head comes the same faculty that inwardly, in the soul,
    • For anyone to be able to speak without having a faculty of memory is
    • have here on earth as a utilitarian faculty — why do we transform
    • cults. The images men formed of their gods was the source of plastic
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • facultad de la clarividencia instintiva. En ciertos estados de
    • yacía oculto detrás del mundo físico. Así, el mundo
    • lo que él encarna en sus materiales como pintor, escultor o un
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • y cada vez más se despierta en el hombre la facultad de adquirir
    • vida cultural, se decían: el hombre ya no puede tener pensamientos
    • sobrehumanas. Este Poder debe ahora ser alcanzado por las facultades
    • Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science)
    • La Ciencia Oculta
    • (Occult Science).
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    • developed as new faculties from out of the ordinary life of the soul we
    • when someone has inherited a certain faculty from his parents, he is
    • aware that this faculty has inserted itself into the course of his life
    • and culture if men will not learn to extend to the spiritual world the
    • faculty of persistence, but that in order to be turned again into the
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • of the newspapers set forth these laws for the cultured and
    • difficulty in realising that plants change when they are
    • transplanted from one region to another. It is not difficult to
    • soul life, which are more difficult to understand. When he calls
    • faculties of the soul. And therefore it shall here be mentioned
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • a cultural development. Therefore, natural science speaks of
    • human cultural life and will be more quickly accepted than
    • indeed, in the nature of the Spiritual culture of to-day that
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • precisely when we speak of such difficult matters, that we
    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • into steam it becomes Air. Occultism, here goes
    • — and here the cultist speaks of Warmth-Ether,
    • or Fire. For the occultist, Fire is something
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • strives to enter our modern culture under the name of
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • vital and progressive culture from then to the present day.
    • difficult for the modern mind to understand. We can only
    • of the period of ancient Greek culture and, therefore, at the
    • transmitted by the Greek culture as ancient Science, and this
    • philosophic cult of Nature, became in Goethe a mood leading
    • Mausoleum. There was some difficulty in deciding which were
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • indeed one which compelled him to vanquish all difficulties,
    • and its spiritual culture. It is especially important for
    • forms of vibration, once cultivated with such extreme
    • said to be based on ancient occult traditions. But even these
    • planets. — It has always been a difficulty for science
    • spirit, and tries to help itself out of the difficulty by the
    • doubtless a difficult step for many at the present day. Some
    • lately in “Occult Science”. Into that work are
    • him. But Goethe has an occult power of attraction; there is
    • who was on a level with the highest culture of his day,
    • risk a bold assertion or to make a statement difficult to
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • the cloak of truth, in a form difficult to discern, not only
    • consciousness, and thereby renders it difficult to silence or
    • processes it is difficult to say where error ceases and truth
    • cultivate this side of investigation, but the pronouncements
    • super-sensible. Nothing is so difficult as self-knowledge. All
    • natural way, even if the difficulty of self-knowledge (which
    • followers make it as difficult as possible for the
    • points, and is, as it were, ruined, when a few difficulties
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • that is connected with it, you will have seen how difficult it
    • unconscious faculties of soul — and failings of soul
    • out of our experiences and trials and faculties acquired during
    • together. Therefore it is so difficult if we desire to speak
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • side-track so as to understand the difficulties which confront
    • is often very difficult to discuss these matters, for language
    • — from the rich store of occult science, may easily
    • bridges. Magnificently he describes the faculties he has,
    • there was one difficulty. There was a very famous actress at
    • occult life. From this point of view alone, the story is
    • This symptomatic study, certain occult societies of our time
    • themselves occult, — notably in the West of Europe.
    • Within these occult societies the study of human character has
    • knowledge, which has been studiously cultivated — if I
    • when the connection is exposed between the occult endeavours of
    • occult communities to the events of our time, and when their
    • methods are unveiled. For those who worked out of such occult
    • it is difficult to speak about these things, especially to-day,
    • prejudice, but is even forbidden by the law. It is difficult
    • — claiming at the same time to cultivate spiritual
    • question of the real things of the occult world. The point is,
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • development of these faculties. In a subordinate sense, no
    • future. If only our outer worldly culture could make up its
    • for the Western culture is comparatively more advanced
    • are born out of the Western or the Eastern culture. The Russian
    • Herzen, has only one difficulty in becoming very rapidly a
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • occult brotherhoods exist, they have the deepest interest in
    • There are members of occult brotherhoods to-day, fully
    • occult brotherhoods they speak in no other terms than of the
    • they are the very same people, who in the occult societies
    • cultivate Spiritual Science as a traditional doctrine, and in
    • course there are also many very peculiar members of occult
    • most important year of the War. A very occult relationship of
    • occult association which wishes to attain a certain
    • so-called ‘progressive’ occultists. It was the reactionarists
    • those who wanted to keep all the occult secrets for
    • of the Western Occult Brotherhoods. Had this succeeded, only
    • condemn her to a kind of occult imprisonment and so
    • bring her into an Indian occult brotherhood whose pursuit of
    • occultism they considered harmless for the so-called Western
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • the Christ. Surely there is no difficulty in seeing that,
    • up to this belief is to cultivate — what is indeed
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • ordering of the universe? What is the truth about faculties and
    • understood why the Old Testament occult conception possessed a
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ; Occult Development;Christ in the Twentieth Century (5 Lectures)
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • occultists, mystics and theosophists, and has been eschewed for the
    • at a certain stage of mystic or occult development one is called a
    • mystical and occult development demands an unprejudiced attitude
    • in our age it is particularly difficult to admit the existence of
    • concentrated in a certain geographical area. It is difficult to
    • individual differences, we shall have no difficulty in understanding
    • cultures — the old Indian, the Persian, the Egypto-Chaldean,
    • the Graeco-Latin and our present culture which in the course of time
    • will pass over into the sixth cultural epoch. We also realize that
    • the old Indian culture is a matter of personal opinion. But he who is
    • choose to use the technical expression of occultism — the
    • post-Atlantean culture-epochs, are a repetition. The Graeco-Latin
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • difficulty is that one must first learn to discriminate in the
    • occult knowledge and insight, we study the different peoples. We are
    • ancient Indian culture that these Beings were able to work in closest
    • effects upon culture, both in the past and in later epochs. This
    • characteristic of the Indian culture. In all other continents
    • refers only to the Indian culture of that epoch. Hence it is so
    • culture. And the language preserved its powerful influence because
    • constitution of a people. It is difficult, therefore, for those who
    • do not take into consideration the occult forces in the evolution of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • which you will find rather more difficult to grasp than the central
    • and fall of a people's culture.
    • to cultivate them. Such is his individual destiny by virtue of which
    • Occult Science — an Outline
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • people, it will be difficult to reach an unprejudiced understanding
    • occult schools speak. That too is what Goethe describes when he
    • occult training and development. Whereas the light streams towards us
    • Occult Science,
    • extremely difficult to define what were the tasks of the Old Saturn,
    • occult symbolism this Earth-mission has always been expressed in a
    • forces, so that when the occultist looks at an equilateral triangle
    • make the Trinity into a Quaternary is therefore an occult formula for
    • occult realm prematurely or in the wrong way has had to pay dearly
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • the abnormal Spirits of Form centred in Mercury) then from an occult
    • Thus if you look into the matter more closely from an occult
    • Occult Science,
    • occult explanation for the origin of the Semites. The Semitic people
    • its mission. In a profound occult sense the Biblical writer was able
    • occultism; it shows how, in those peoples who are subject to the
    • Venus forces, the initial steps in development, even in occult
    • forces and which was pre-ordained in the chart of the cultural
    • decline. One feels something of this truly occult activity if one
    • great in the Atlantean culture. What the Red Indian valued most
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • ancient India and made it the leading culture of the first
    • culture.
    • differentiated. It is of course extremely difficult to speak
    • difficult for a Time Spirit of the fifth epoch to arise who could
    • streamed into our culture the Christian Time Spirit united with a
    • because such a trifolium is at work in our whole culture it has been
    • possible for Folk Souls and cultural patterns of widely differing
    • configuration of Scandinavian mythology. If we compare in the occult
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • the great difficulty which the peoples of the East experienced in
    • West, but the spiritual culture of the West — unless they come
    • Christ one needed faculties belonging to a less lofty station of the
    • when it witnesses the cultivation of the subordinate forces of the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • lecture of yesterday might meet perhaps with difficulties, apparent
    • difficulties, because they will have heard in the course of earlier
    • power working into their souls. You may possibly find it difficult to
    • distinct. Those who had developed the mature Indian culture in the
    • it in philosophical terms: the Indian culture exhibits a soul which
    • cosmology from that prevailing in the mythological culture of Europe.
    • Sun seems to the occultist to betray a mind that is even more
    • occult background to the Saga of the Twilight of the Gods.
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past,
    • individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
    • Christian cultures of Europe in particular. In primitive times, as we
    • culture was already so far advanced that it was capable of gradually
    • kinship, although the relationship is veiled or concealed. Occultly,
    • whole of European culture is a legacy of the European Mysteries. The
    • culture of mankind as it unfolds. But at the time when these European
    • culture of Europe. Now the most diverse Folk Souls and Folk Spirits
    • were able to draw nourishment from this old culture by mingling with
    • the old Greek culture had to a certain extent reached its high point
    • various stages of culture. We have already mentioned that the several
    • follows: the old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body.
    • Indian culture, because — after the development of special
    • human capacities — it was a culture reflected in the human
    • etheric body. We may envisage the ancient Indian Culture somewhat as
    • etheric body. The essential element in the ancient Indian culture is
    • with his highly developed, highly refined faculties of soul and
    • Egypto-Babylonian-Chaldean culture was again different. Here the
    • the Egypto-Chaldean culture was the ability to work in the Sentient
    • the form of cognition in the ancient Indian culture was directly
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • how wonderfully the deepest occult truths are expressed in the
    • Occult Science — an Outline
    • The Occult Significance of Blood,
    • occult training is still a necessity. It always presents things in a
    • different light to those who have not undergone occult training. But
    • occult training will, by the transformation of the physical body,
    • the Mysteries and occult schools — the God who should await his
    • compatible with the teachings of occultism. What is compatible with
    • occult teachings is that the moment one recognizes that this Being
    • gratitude the surpassing grandeur of the primeval culture of the holy
    • culture, the Egypto-Chaldean and Graeco-Latin cultures, and with the
    • same objectivity we also accept the cultural heritage of Europe. We
    • occultism concerning the evolution of the future must be free and
    • of culture in the future what he is most fitted for in accordance
    • progressive development of culture. We must learn to understand this.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • European cultural development when the several activities of the
    • in feeling to the very first beginnings of European cultural
    • development, to times when a unified culture, born directly out of
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • their culture, but they still spoke of religion, even when their
    • with the archetypal mother of all culture.
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • that. True occultism at a somewhat higher level shows us however that
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • it cannot be a continuation of the occultism, the mysticism, which
    • occultism; we should be putting our personal preferences above the
    • some form or other of ancient occultism, let us suppress this, and
    • occultism nor modern science will serve to satisfy the deepest need
    • middle course between purely historical occultism, which can be read
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • place of this ancient clairvoyance another culture will become more
    • culture requires a sacrifice — they no longer feel that in
    • external culture which he traced back to Agamemnon, Menelaus,
    • represented this perpetual sacrifice demanded by intellectual culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • Occult Science — An Outline
    • other culture associated with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Now
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • culture has vanished. But nothing in the world ever really
    • form his own clairvoyant faculty, but both these things were given to
    • transformed into the faculty of clairvoyance.’ (We may call
    • forces which in man develop into the faculty of clairvoyance.
    • faculty of clairvoyance. And because this organism of ours has become
    • intellectual culture. Now it is emerging again from the dark depths
    • which all true occultism is in agreement. At the end of three
    • contribution of western culture is that the cosmic Individuality who
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • of the harmonising of two streams of culture which I may call the
    • the beginning of our fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch that
    • culture-epoch, there arose in all sorts of ways in western
    • occult investigation in this direction is being pursued with greater
    • occultist calls the self-knowledge of the physical body through the
    • occult sense of taste, the spiritual sense of taste. When
    • permeated by this astringent taste, the occultist knows that he is
    • experiencing knowledge of his own physical body through the occult
    • of concrete knowledge; they are known to occultists in the same way
    • spiritual, then you have the clairsipience which the occultist knows
    • and antipathies.’ When the occultist acquires the taste of
    • this, when as a practising occultist he feels himself in this etheric
    • also be recognised by the occultist who has developed these higher
    • faculties. But in this case one can no longer properly speak of a
    • different terms. But it is also possible for the practising occultist
    • occultist, he certainly gets at first a very unpleasant sensation ...
    • contains — like an occult sign on which we can
    • occult sign and acquire a certain feeling for the proportional
    • is an occult sign; one can meditate on such signs; I have described
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • postAtlantean culture-epoch, in the Persian epoch, in the
    • Egypto-Chaldean culture-epoch were unable to appear directly in human
    • Egypto-Chaldean epoch to all the culture-epochs. Things were
    • Archangeloi. One may say that the Persian, the Zarathustra culture,
    • was guided by Archangels just as the Egypto-Chaldean culture was
    • Impulse, and in the sixth culture-epoch, the epoch following our own,
    • majesty; but in the most advanced men of the seventh culture-epoch it
    • the seventh culture-epoch of post-Atlantean humanity.Thus we see that
    • which we can call materialistic culture and materialistic science.
    • Occult Science.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the Greco-Latin culture the reins of spiritual guidance from above
    • meaning. For a modern consciousness it is somewhat difficult to come
    • to terms with the proper concepts. It is difficult to imagine that
    • is because the modern man has no idea of this that it is so difficult
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, but during that epoch to hold the
    • fantasy, one wholly pictorial. Within the pictorial mode his culture
    • teaching men the arts of agriculture, the cultivation of the vine,
    • taught men agriculture, taught them the cultivation of the vine,
    • as intellectual culture, consider the mental content of what is given
    • culture also envelops all men in their daily lives—therein
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • occultism, do we find this contradiction, a contradiction which
    • by the exercise of our physical senses, by exercising our faculties
    • nor in any way perceptible to any faculty for acquiring knowledge of
    • is utterly deceiving himself. With physical faculties for acquiring
    • only learn to know the ego when we direct our physical faculty of
    • what a man's normal faculties find within him as his ego ever
    • faculties, as belonging to any other world than that of the physical
    • the world, is only maya.’ For as soon as the faculty
    • a mighty occult script, the question arising out of this Greek myth.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • problems concerning the human faculty of cognition.
    • that something quite different from ordinary knowledge was cultivated
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • Spiritual Science it will not be difficult for you, from all I have
    • his soul to be poured out into external culture was nevertheless able
    • the meaning of Greek spiritual culture in the sense of ancient Greek
    • Mystery-wisdom when one knows that the old Dionysian culture
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • through us. We are not cultivating in our knowledge any private
    • important occult experiences, how he has been permitted a glimpse
    • occult experiences of the kind we have been speaking of has to
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • finds it very difficult to accept, something which is in the highest
    • another side. We cannot come to know occult facts by pinning
    • most closely followed by the occultist in the case of the heart and
    • physical brain. We have to resort to occultism to learn how the brain
    • Occult Physiology,
    • occult development becomes aware of something peculiar about these
    • of feeling and activity, steeped in occult forces.
    • found it too difficult to enter into these dense elements, and
    • saying that the one chose the more difficult path, that took them
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • culture-epoch — for instance, that of ancient Egypt —
    • have in fact what a clairvoyant culture, which was inwardly aware of
    • through occult and religious scriptures — the symbol of the
    • of modern clairvoyance, modern occult science? We may perhaps feel
    • means of occultism. Let me draw your attention to the fact that in
    • religious cults or rituals. Nowadays — I say this by the way
    • break with him or rise above this difficulty and remain true to him.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • cultural conditions which have prevailed hitherto, men have made
    • error to think that the faculty of speech is formed through the
    • brain which brings into existence the faculty of speech but the
    • activity which the man himself develops. The faculty of speech is
  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • culture coincides in a certain sense with the founding of Christianity and
    • Then came Greek culture
    • in the world of sense. In Greek culture the balance is not between the
    • corporeality. In Greek culture the soul had freed itself to some extent
    • with the traditions of Greek culture are highly characteristic of the
    • evolutionary picture there enters on the one side Greek culture, where
    • symbol of the deep incision made by Christianity and Greek culture in
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • of Greek culture which had for long centuries been buried under ruins
    • had reached a certain eminence, it absorbs the Greek culture which streams
    • but in the spiritual sense Greece conquers Rome. Greek culture lives
    • on within Roman culture; Greek art, to the extent to which it has been
    • by the essence of Greek culture. But why is it that this does not remain
    • It was because soon after Greek culture had streamed into the life of
    • how in the age of the Rise of the Empire, the influence of Greek culture
    • — we see on the one side the reappearance of this old Greek culture
    • the remnants of this free culture, the reappearance of the Greek spirit
    • the victory of Greek culture over the Roman world! The Greek culture
    • did not at first contain rising before his eyes in the resurrected culture
    • of Greek culture that were unearthed in the hidden manuscripts. Raphael's
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    • a hypothesis, but I think that further a occult investigations will support
    • and occult hypothesis concerning the whole question, as the result of
    • be confirmed by a occult investigation.
    • immediately, and had no difficulty in extracting the roots of numbers
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • shall we touch upon Occult Science or Theosophy; the consideration of
    • pedagogic cult could have maintained all through the centuries up to
    • of Occult Science or Theosophy, how a very intellectual man such as
    • it is difficult to use a name for them; one can not say Gods, one cannot
    • said sounds only like an hypothesis, so may that which Occult Science
    • to occult science, that not only does all present-day scientific thought
    • body. In so far as our soul lives in the physical body, in occult science
    • experience proved this — that which could bring all culture and
    • national epic. National epics only arise when the culture is still enclosed
    • as the culture depends upon the forces of the Sampo, so long does the
    • all culture the national character, the nationality. When, in the course
    • active sense of spiritual culture, can perform immeasurably great service.
    • writings are to be explained in quite an occult sense as an active protest
    • a motto for the principles of occult science, and sums up in main outline
    • so also says occult science which is to take its place in the active
    • development of culture in our time.
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    • all. Again, according to occult laws which I might touch on at some
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    • is the splendid thing that unites us, if we are cultivating Spiritual
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    • spiritual culture, as represented in Aristotle; it was a
    • large numbers of men who had assimilated the spiritual culture
    • highly cultured men who had absorbed the sublime Ideas of
    • numbers of learned Romans and Greeks. Men lacking in culture
    • culture. There we have one side of the picture.
    • culture, the impression we get is that they did not understand
    • highly developed culture incapable of grasping its
    • spread of Christianity is concerned, it will not be difficult
    • integral part of Western culture, might appear to run counter
    • change was possible only within Christian culture and through
    • culture. And however hard modern natural science may try to
    • of Greco-Roman culture? What power is at work in the men who
    • world of Greco-Roman culture; it is Christ Himself Who stands
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    • it, quite inevitably, by the culture of the times.
    • other times only to be reached after very difficult meditation,
    • to read in the occult script at this particular point in the
    • culture, mankind had evolved to the point where, in Plato and
    • occult script out in the Cosmos. And when clairvoyant
    • Cosmos in a stupendous sign of the occult script. I have said
    • additional and necessary words. In an occult sense I feel
    • be extracted with the very greatest difficulty and effort from
    • difficulties and of the labour required when it is a question
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    • cult was very widespread in Western Asia and the regions round
    • Mithras cult. Temples dedicated to the worship of Mithras were
    • contained elements of the Attis cult, but were in essentials a
    • shows that this cult had spread far and wide. Although to many
    • cult on the site of which St. Peter's stands. And the cult
    • continuation of the Mithras cult. When in his sixteenth,
    • Therefore in witnessing these cults he experienced many
    • the priest was enacting the rites of the cult at many a heathen
    • heathen cult, a certain Deity was worshipped. But the people
    • occult duties exist! And obeying one such occult duty, I then
    • iron but also imparted a faculty of clairvoyance powerful
    • secret cult and secret tenets at certain places in Palestine.
    • dead at the altar of the heathen cult, and the significance of
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    • had then acquainted him with the heathen cults, with heathen
    • soul-treasures of human wisdom, of human culture, great moral
    • this had merged into the Mystery-cults scattered over Asia
    • significant utterance: Even if all the ancient Mystery-cults
    • is very largely correct. But it is very difficult to observe
    • distance separates the culture of our times from this search
    • For in spiritual culture as it is to-day, this sense of truth
    • nowadays. For all that, it will be difficult in the modern age
    • Christ! Evidence is produced to show that the cult and also
    • later on, is found to be worshipped in forms of cult the same
    • cults, there come these clever people who do not understand
    • culture stand in high repute to-day and their science is
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • him to semblance thinking it educates the man of our culture to
    • individuals through the cultivation of their own souls
    • into the general cultural consciousness, it became the
    • Today, then, we go straight to thinking, by cultivating
    • easy is difficult. One person takes weeks, another months, to
    • Outline of Occult Science,
    • faculty. Science today seeks exactness and feels particularly
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • Occult Science,
    • circumstances, a difficult task! In ordinary life,
    • forgetting is not particularly difficult, as our ordinary
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • if we look at the culture and civilization around us today, we
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    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • faculty and the capacities of the human psyche. They drew the
    • one-sided critique of the cognitive faculty can only lead to
    • cognitive faculty, by which he connects his concepts with
    • difficulty into the organic realm; if it could advance as far
    • senses, the intellect and the logical faculty) must call a halt
    • have developed our logical faculty to the point where it
    • operation the faculty that diffuses something more than
    • of spiritual world-rhythm and appearance); and, by cultivating
    • cultivate a disinterested approach to these matters, it is
    • What has followed from this for our entire cultural life?
    • can absorb as men, all our cultural values. We go on living for
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • philosophy of life I am advocating, prove a very difficult
    • Nowadays, this is made very difficult for mankind; for when we
    • What does this achieve? Well, it is difficult to describe life
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • and appropriate to the culture of the time, their leaders
    • was linked, is already a product of cultural decadence. The
    • to be cultivated here, there and everywhere, authorities that
    • years ago there in the Far East on quite different cultural
    • that cultivates ideas based on the relationship between
    • other cultural currents, evolve along their own lines, until
    • Perceiving this, we must also consider how the various cultural
    • social organization based principally on the cultivation
    • accordance with the nature of human agriculture, the theocratic
    • associated with agriculture. They are faintly aware of
    • land cultivation is not included in it. But land cultivation
    • cultivate thought, as the German does, we are confronted
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • extraordinarily difficult situation that has gradually
    • to and capable of a high level of culture than were
    • which has since survived as a spiritual and cultural motto to
    • cult of mysteries sought to achieve, in institutions that were,
    • surviving remnants of this cult have been of enormous
    • the extent that Greek culture itself has influenced European
    • Everywhere in Europe we find evidence of the difficulty men
    • difficulty still faces us on every side today as an underlying
    • the difficulty of integrating the self into it, we are reminded
    • in popular culture in general, people saw something on a more
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • scale, who even in face of the grave difficulties of the
    • of disseminating intellectual culture, as a foundation for
    • more deeply for the causes of the difficulty. And here once
    • culture was at its height, something that must still be of
    • masses “primitive culture,” in which man is still a
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    • develop new mental faculties to bridge the gulf between matter and
    • spirit, faculties that will provide conscious social certainties to
    • faculty. Yet from the mutual intercourse of men's reasoning
    • faculties — if I may so put it — a true life of law
    • logical element of social life is cultivated — the
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    • In this event, it may be that a more refined egoism is cultivated through
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    • being developed by those difficult paths of meditation and
    • is cultivated through the pursuit of spiritual science than exists
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    • egoistical way want to retreat into the self and cultivate it
    • situations immediately surrounding us. Our culture, with
    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • future. That is why Theosophy cultivates intuition. That is
    • different form. If we consider cultural progress from the
    • people there were occupied with work, the difficulty of which a
    • themselves cut off from world evolution pursue as soul culture,
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    • CONSIDERED AS THE THOUGHTS OF CULTURE AND WORLD-PERCEPTION
    • of culture there shall break those spiritual impulses which
    • for our souls, but it must realise for them a cultural thought.
    • A deep question then arose: What building does modern culture
    • itself demand as a thought expressing modern culture? The
    • very forms express the Greek experience of culture: they are
    • this culture crystallised, moulded, made to live in forms.
    • the influence of this impulse, ostensibly cultivating the
    • impulse to the cultural thought necessary for our
    • years have also brought with them difficult food for thought
    • and difficult experiences for our movement, we can still say:
    • prove how far the culture of the present day is taking up the
    • Dornach hill with certain essentials in our cultural movement.
    • be heard, precisely in view of this difficult time of
    • suffering, expressions of sympathy with the deeper cultural
    • were not repressed by the so- called brutal culture of the
    • shoot up within them; but the stultifying culture of the age
    • superficially occult societies and societies aspiring to
    • occultism — when people understand, how, between the
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    • of nature, but on the most difficult road, from which indeed any
    • in 1792. It is difficult to rise to an understanding of Fichte's
    • peculiarity, it is difficult to penetrate to him, although everyone
    • difficult to reach with the understanding. He tries to create a
    • important for the education and cultivation of German
    • Schiller had some difficulty in understanding Goethe, we must
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    • this cultivation of the feelings such a part of the essence, cannot
    • Now it will not be difficult to agree, after what
    • up the gold wherever they find it; they lack any inventive faculty,
    • cultivated it when he was insufficiently endowed with it, he would
    • faculty of soul, there would not be the means to open the Temple for
    • to a critical faculty which makes men learn everything indeed, but
    • subterranean for external culture, he points out that to a
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    • greatest nonsense, and at that time it was most difficult to
    • So Goethe comes before us with, on the one side, faculty
    • called theosophy, magic and the occult, came very near to being
    • consider Faust in this first form, we see what difficulties Goethe
    • connected with the next; and how one faculty helps another. Seek in
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    • set him in occult-scientific symbols, in which he steeps himself,
    • can without difficulty recognize from what depths Goethe spoke. The
    • the rescued soul rises to heaven, was very difficult to do, and
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    • such a thing as the faculty of memory has developed, passing in
    • have evolved in respect of one faculty — the faculty of
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    • the reflective faculties. What the conqueror required from the
    • the reflective faculties, set out to find these in wars of
    • Greece, in the time of the full flower of Greek culture, we
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    • Occult History. Historical Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • would never have been able alone to meet all the difficulties
    • Outline of Occult Science.
    • cultivated and taught there in diverse ways at different times.
    • became so difficult that the priests of the Mysteries appealed
    • them. Such intercourse was especially cultivated in the
    • judge and appraise the faculty of knowledge that Gilgamesh
    • Everything of a spiritual or cultural nature that men received
    • the secret knowledge that was cultivated in all Mysteries of
    • their course in the time when Greek culture was falling into
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    • difficulties and obstacles which meet man when he searches
    • Mysteries. For all culture, all civilisation, was in earlier
    • afield — but with what was cultivated in a colony of the
    • average of culture; the civilised Greeks, the Hellenes, the
    • and culture of the peoples.
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    • ancient Oriental culture. The Greek had the feeling: There are
    • Hibernia are nevertheless doubly secret and occult, for you
    • Greek character and culture is this fact: that in the Greek
    • individual and personal spiritual faculties. Step by step we
    • Nevertheless, as long as Greek culture and civilisation lasted,
    • fragments, in Greek culture, — in the midst stood
    • the Grecian culture — what she had lost.
    • not bent on the conquest of existing cultures, he is not trying
    • with a culture and civilisation which the Persians themselves
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    • grew up through the Roman culture into the Middle Ages and on
    • personality, under the influence of the Roman culture
    • knowledge, external culture, external civilisation.
    • circle a kind of inner discipline in Aristotle was cultivated
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    • breathing presents no difficulty to the man of the present day;
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    • attain the faculty to perceive the language of Heaven in the
    • difficult than the access to the Holy Graal, as described in
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    • that must through all eternity be cultivated as the truth.
    • has for so long been cultivated, but real life does not allow
    • which we will dedicate ourselves in selfless cultivation of the
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    • all that is cultivated there as Anthroposophy.
    • presentation of these Mystery Plays, besides the cultivation of
    • that what was originally given by Goethe would be cultivated in
    • the human bodily conditions; difficulty in breathing, rapid
    • difficult to survey, such as one brought up from the depths of
    • “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds” and “Occult
    • it is difficult to dispel the representations we get by
    • we must acquire the faculty to extinguish in our consciousness
    • difficult, but this is relatively easy in comparison with the
    • the way indicated; the other is that he must cultivate a
    • in “Occult Science,” and the descriptions need only
    • certain perceptive faculty, with which one can look up into the
    • gifts of a mathematician. It is very difficult for most people
    • description that this is difficult. Yes, it is difficult] it is
    • appears so difficult to them, but judge according to the
    • This Anthroposophy, above all else, was to be cultivated at the
    • and with the paintings in it. What was cultivated within and
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    • Science. It is extraordinarily difficult to speak of these things.
    • occultists of his own Country say: Bentham put forward this purely
    • these occultists, if it were correct that good consists in the
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    • culture. When we instigate cultural work we also destroy
    • a new birth, We acquire the faculty of consciousness between
    • cultured of those attending our lectures, those who write for
    • merely call upon man's faculty for forming concepts and
    • intestines”. In its culture and ethics modern spiritual
    • that it is a new element in modern culture. Any
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    • occult bases of his own destiny, of his personal worth and
    • spiritual world, will have extreme difficulty in getting
    • head, and are then really in a world which we have difficulty
    • spiritual science has not penetrated the culture of our time,
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    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly shall Anthroposophy and
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    • cultural epoch, the karma of human vocation.
    • important phenomena of the advancing post-Atlantean cultural
    • to the very nature of our modern culture. It may be asked how
    • French culture of his time completely permeated the life of
    • had been created in the culture of Rome.
    • to those associated with the contemporary culture of Leipzig.
    • had immersed himself in mystic, occult writings and sought in a
    • contemporary culture could not give him, found in Herder a
    • revolutionary spirit of the first rank storming the culture of
    • cultural mood came to life in Goethe, now baptized in the name
    • occult aspects of the life of the soul and knew how to describe
    • the earth, belongs among the finest descriptions of occult
    • the aesthetic in life, and by Jung-Stilling to the occult
    • cultured world surrounding Goethe. People had become bound, as
    • From this a mood gradually arose that affected many cultured
    • This life still permeated a large part of the cultured world in
    • pantheism and does not enjoy the fruits of culture, wants to
    • the cult of false prophets play a part and, under the mask of
    • themselves capable of understanding culture, art, and poetry.
    • difficult because nothing was more repugnant to him when he
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    • talents. It is more difficult with the things he has given to
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • the fifth post-Atlantean culture period; it grows far beyond
    • able to estimate how difficult it is to find the way to a human
    • gradually without difficulty, one page at a time; he can do
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    • we look back, for example, to the Egypto-Chaldean culture or to
    • other cultures of earlier times, we shall find that the measure
    • Students of the external history of culture who are generally
    • Egypto-Babylonian culture period something still lived and wove
    • before. But when you look back at earlier cultural periods, if
    • what constitutes the shell of culture. The buildings in which
    • church, have become the sheath and shell of culture; the days
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    • is difficult to explain these things because they bring so much
    • second fact is equally important. It is extremely difficult to
    • it difficult to speak of and decipher, not in mere empty
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    • order to see clearly the difficulties that hinder our
    • often difficult to discuss these things because language is
    • occult science is directed toward an entirely different
    • of mechanism, as a mechanistic culture, belongs absolutely and
    • able to point out that our culture really has two origins: the
    • one difficulty, however. There was a famous actress connected
    • penetrate the secrets of occult existence. From this point of
    • that some contemporary occult
    • still continue to call themselves “occult,” especially in
    • Western Europe. Within these occult societies special study has
    • between the occult endeavors of these modern societies and
    • are exposed, it will be exceedingly interesting. These occult
    • theosophists lacked the skills of other occult societies. It
    • is, of course, difficult to speak about these things,
    • difficult to speak of these things; indeed, in a certain sense,
    • in this nebulousness, also to cultivate spiritual science,
    • that pertain to the real occult world. What is essential is
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    • role if only those whose mission is to cultivate learning are
    • culture can decide to reckon with repeated earthly lives,
    • culture. These two ideals, the bourgeois and the pilgrim, face
    • whether they are born in the Western or Eastern culture. The
    • called your attention to the fact that there are occult
    • atavistic occult teaching. As you know from previous
    • especially by those who belong to the occult brotherhoods I
    • to be. There are members of occult brotherhoods who, within
    • between the living and the dead. In fact, within their occult
    • are also all kinds of strange members of occult brotherhoods
    • pronouncements go back to some occult connection which calls
    • esotericists and the so-called progressive occultists. That is,
    • the word thus because they wished to keep the occult secrets to
    • Western occult brotherhoods. She would then have been able to
    • other than by imposing upon her a kind of occult imprisonment,
    • and by bringing her into the Indian occult brotherhood, whose
    • practice of occultism was considered harmless to the so-called
    • our circles much.” Most of the occultists who were working with
    • serious occultism said, “Now, how can anything much result
    • hand, traditional occult knowledge and, on the other, comes out
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    • difficulty in proving it would be impossible to carry out this
    • for money, since I know that it would be much more difficult
    • fundamental laws of the occult conception of the world knew
    • in the life of feeling and of general culture. The book deals
    • conclude, from the absence of organized cults, that religion is
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    • the Christ. I think this is not difficult to see because it is
    • miseducated persons who have been spoiled by certain occult
    • seriously even by those who belong to so-called occult
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    • An Outline of Occult Science,
    • say, in various regions of the earth we find religious cults
    • that we may call ancestral cults. Such cults in which men look
    • cults are customary (cf. chart on p. 194).
    • ancestral cults were not based on fact, as is supposed by
    • nature of the most ancient ancestral cults was such that men
    • ancestor appeared belonged together in a single ancestral cult.
    • we go back to the ancestral cults, what we find is the worship
    • superhuman was especially cultivated. Human beings were
    • into the human mind, we must admit, only with great difficulty.
    • An Outline of Occult Science.
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • the West, the Mithraic cult expanded along the Danube all the
    • way to France and Spain in Western Europe. The cult of Christ,
    • however, has been victorious over the Mithraic cult. Why?
    • Because the cult of Mithras had developed from extending above
    • symbolically practiced in the ancient cults of Christianity and
    • science, which he finds too difficult, but is relapsing into
    • go as missionaries to foreign cultures, or even to people in
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    • culture of mankind, the mankind from whom the present
    • cultural life has arisen, a certain capacity existed in the
    • An Occult Psychology Lecture. I 17.VIII.18.]
    • the disconnected and chaotic nature of our culture. We have,
    • The Foundation of Culture in the Nineteenth Century,
    • And this is literally true, as things in the real occult,
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    • However these are the difficulties to be expected in
    • cultures repeated lives on earth treated as a fact. This is
    • necessary that we should enter into these difficult details,
    • difficult matters a little enthusiasm were aroused, a little
    • difficult conception to which, however, I have to come.
    • Occult Science
    • lecture of 18.VIII.1918; Occult Psychology.]
    • cultural life of mankind. For in these concepts that man
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    • cultural life of the earth giving men, in conformity with the
    • that is something that is an extraordinarily difficult idea
    • absolutely nothing strange or difficult to understand when
    • set to the faculty of memory. You would go outside there and
    • infinitely important for spiritual culture, and will in
    • the formation of concepts, with Goethe the faculty of forming
    • arms, hands, feet and legs. This again is a difficult idea
    • nature, namely, the Movement for Ethical Culture. At that
    • founding these societies for Ethical Culture. These people
    • for Ethical Culture ... if you have a taste for butter, you
    • culture,” and denounced it in awful words. Naturally it
    • is the matter with ‘ethical culture'? Go and see
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    • — not so much the faculty of perceiving the existing
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    • autonomous spheres: economic, political/rights, and cultural. For a
    • our repeated experiences was always this: how very difficult
    • finds no difficulty. I must confess that, so far, I have met
    • the business-houses; that they have difficulty in making
    • difficult to understand!” — When anybody says
    • agricultural undertakings. Well, but can you do it? It is all
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    • There must be some reason why humanity finds it so difficult to
    • made in the laboratory and observatory. However difficult it
    • even more difficult to master all the preparation necessary for
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    • is something our age has got to learn, but finds so difficult
    • difficult for someone who is called to be an individuality, an
    • is much more difficult to do this than any other kind of
    • cultural life, where the soul is no longer dependent upon the
    • to be cultivated by those who are called to do so. However, I
    • lives through the various cultures of the earth and he bears
    • instinctively in the cultural life of Central Europe. But it
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    • of my Occult Science. Today I would only like to
    • inner upheavals and the surmounting of difficulties which we
    • being in the course of the cultural evolution of humanity
    • that having cultivated the activity of thinking to the extent
    • Higher Worlds and in the second part of my Occult
    • — Although this is more difficult to understand, I would
    • faculties that are needed in ordinary life are not yet present
    • the faculties of the soul that share in it, who have learned to
    • use and develop these faculties for a method of investigation
    • because he himself was immersed only in the faculties of
    • faculties of our mind which are sharpened and strengthened in
    • these same faculties first have to transform our thinking and
    • the spiritual world with those faculties of acquiring
    • But we can develop these very same faculties by a purely inner
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    • all kinds of occult and mystical endeavors are likely to spring
    • in this way, he has indeed higher faculties of soul.
    • becomes difficult to detach oneself from the object of this
    • with all our strength, a particular faculty of soul is acquired
    • the higher faculties that I have described. Through this
    • destructive character, for all human culture, of what has
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    • most important and significant faculties of the soul that we
    • and described in my books for the cultivation of the mind, we
    • a teacher of Christian philosophy, member of a Catholic faculty
    • inevitably lead to difficulties in the soul life, and to social
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    • Occult Science
    • European civilisation there is a special culture of its own
    • an idea of the special nature of the Russian culture, if we
    • Europe would cultivate the more intellectual sphere; and this
    • actually cultivating the soil, of working upon the immediate
    • this way of culture in the West, in Central Europe, one must
    • had only with difficulty struggled to acquire an appreciation
    • the Centre a kind of ethical element is cultivated, and
    • also necessary to cultivate a certain artistic element, and
    • that has made quite special difficulties in the
    • must cultivate in himself a sense for truth! When one speaks
    • paid to the cultivation of inner truthfulness, as is so often
    • century, and up to our own day. Indeed it was difficult
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    • from here, in regard to our present cultural movement. I
    • my “Appeal to the Cultural World” has come into his
    • existing bourgeois culture has been adversely criticised, and
    • write an “Appeal to the Cultural World” having before
    • of culture today we are living more than we believe Am a wave
    • materialistic culture being surmounted in certain spheres is
    • materialistic culture is fought with words but it is not
    • culture, must, however, take stand on the same ground as
    • subsided and out of a much older culture the first blossoming
    • of post-Atlantean culture arose in the Old Indian period,
    • culture-period — the old Persian. Still the same in the
    • matters would go badly with modern spiritual culture.
    • interest of the spirits above him. Otherwise our culture will
    • approaching such difficult and serious times that it is quite
    • Rubicon of the modern cultural impasse. Whoever always wants
    • culture can evolve.
    • Where this is concerned, human culture is at its peak. Those
    • a lying rascal. And to remedy this men must cultivate the
    • faculty of being sensitive not only to what is logical but
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    • want to speak to you about the cultural life of our present
    • had got hold of my “Appeal to the Cultural World”
    • — he feels aggrieved that middle class culture, as it
    • with what is to be found in the “Appeal to the Cultural
    • and write an “Appeal to the Cultural World” I
    • stream of materialistic culture in every department of life,
    • this materialistic culture is being overcome, that is an
    • attitude has been cultivated in a sentimental-theological
    • in a more tempestuous, uncultured atmosphere! I do not say,
    • What has bred and cultivated it? Religious Creeds and
    • this connection if the question of culture is to be taken
    • which has really arisen out of modern culture must, however,
    • augur very badly for the spiritual culture of modern times.
    • civilisation and culture will stagnate and choke and rot.
    • difficult to render in English.]
    • difficult times. There is far too much tendency not to take
    • critical faculties, that intellectually they have got very
    • no crossing the Rubicon of the miseries of modern culture.
    • the impulses of the culture of the future can develop.
    • there. And in this connection human culture is, as it were,
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    • sense). You will realise without difficulty that in the
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • it were, into faculties. So that between perception and
    • arising. But at this pole it is much more difficult to
    • when we have learnt (it is difficult to learn, but it is
    • nowadays that when the occultist gives out his experiences
    • what is, for example given in my Outline of Occult
    • one of the most essential cultural tasks,to overcome that
    • culture. Anyone who understands such matters,will see that
    • settle down comfortably into cultural evolution, especially
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    • one-sided and difficult to bear. Philip Mainländer, the
    • difficult and much less sensational than visiting the School
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    • difficult to approach art either perceptively or creatively
    • compatible with cultured taste; rather does it correspond to
    • senses, what is super-physical and occult somehow makes its
    • difficulty in approaching art psychologically lies in people
    • is very pronounced — he has within him the faculty that
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Remembrance, memory, the faculty of perception of external
    • in super-sensible cognition. It is very difficult to convey to
    • wakefulness of consciousness when the faculties of mental
    • completely to eliminate the faculty of remembrance that his
    • his ordinary faculty of remembrance into his conscious life
    • which his faculty of seership is developed. There is
    • one of the,most difficult problems in seership, namely, the
    • express itself directly in words. Thus it is difficult for
    • difficult to understand a seer. He has to unfold (in a
    • relative sense of course) the faculty of speech-creation, so
    • existing in space, but this evades the faculties with which
    • faculty of seership develops, we enter into a different
    • ancient Indian culture. In Indian culture a considerable part
    • sensitiveness to music. Other special artistic faculties also
    • the faculty of real ‘microscopic’ perception from
    • pervade the elementary faculty of production and creation in
    • indicates the point at which we are standing in our cultural
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    • of the great difficulty Rudolf Steiner experienced in reaching the
    • mantrams of such a cultic nature: The force with which they return is
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    • the universe must necessarily seem difficult and complicated. People
    • is the task of anthroposophical thought to prepare earthly culture and
    • incarnation? At the outset it is difficult to conceive of the body being
    • you by means of a picture. Suppose a botanist or an horticulturist wished
    • of antiquity, when man's knowledge was acquired through faculties of
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    • or the soul of cultivated feeling. You know that it developed
    • uncultivated human being, is but little affected by the great
    • truth is cultivated, the more rapidly shall Anthroposophy and
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    • the human beings of that time possessed faculties which enabled
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • establishment of the Holy Mass with its wonderful cult, its
    • could remain. A faculty was developed which for the time being
    • Traditions were preserved. In many occult societies of the
    • lodges and occult societies do not understand what lives in
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    • of the Semites to Shem as its ancestor. A genuinely occult view
    • who are able to carry on occult research into such things know
    • upon the culture of the period. It was between the 13th and 15th
    • comprehend what is in question, should be cultivated.
    • its content, but as a means of cultivating and disciplining the
    • faculties? Do you know what became of it? It became modern
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    • And it is more difficult to get rid of
    • with his difficult methods, so one will gradually have to get
    • power of memory imprints itself only with difficulty upon the
    • the cultural development of humanity, but it might also
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    • to transplant it into a completely different culture. If
    • inherent possibility in our own culture must be widened and
    • certain culture and that it determines their thoughts and
    • ideals. But life is shared with people of different cultures
    • Theosophical Society and a Russian occultist.
    • cultures; they have been suitable for their particular epoch.
    • When a culture is no longer acceptable, for the people can no
    • there among the scientists of this modern Olympus of cultural
    • that a new cult arose in each, with special significance for
    • that particular time. The cult of Hermes arose in Egypt, in
    • Hebrews emerged the cult of Moses. In our time, it is Christ
    • These cultures became great because their exponents
    • materialistic culture stems originally from a person's
    • of a culture, is the last to disappear. When a civilization
    • that spring from our own culture.
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    • in cultural life. However, our discussion will not be from a
    • cultural life.
    • was formerly the case. It arises when cultivated people are
    • to share their lives with uncultivated people. Certain
    • people to assimilate a strange culture? Can a savage become
    • right way of introducing a strange culture to a people if it
    • exists must conform to the faculties a person happens to
    • earlier cultural epochs, and still in the Hebrew religion,
    • once had a clairvoyant faculty that has been superseded.
    • history when a new phase of its culture began — the
    • the foreign culture can be assimilated. Take the case of a
    • culture will succeed. It is simply impossible, and is also
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    • sin. The modern materialistic outlook finds it difficult to
    • people would find it difficult to accept. But if you look
    • When a person's slumbering soul forces and faculties are
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    • someone who has developed the spiritual faculties that
    • child's bodily faculties develop; they become independent and
    • years is the time when the faculty of the critical intellect
    • The faculty most prominent at this time is imitation. The
    • understand what things mean is a faculty of the ether body,
    • harmful to exert any influence on the reasoning faculty
    • if demands are made upon the reasoning faculty before the
    • faculty, to the approval or disapproval of the critical
    • young people to judge issues or to have a say in cultural
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    • educated person finds difficulty in recognizing that many
    • In regions where medicine is still based on occult knowledge,
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    • until puberty is reached. The faculties of the ether body,
    • earlier cultural epochs.
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    • are hypotheses, doubt and conjecture. It is indeed difficult
    • the astral body, and are much more difficult to heal than the
    • difficult to cure; and it is sad that most parents punish
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    • to expression as cultural interest and courage. One could
    • faculties. A person's karma is particularly auspicious when
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    • centuries of German culture. Some say that it is impossible
    • difficult to see the need of all these alchemical inventions,
    • faculties slumbering in every human soul are awakened. These
    • faculties enable a person to look into the spiritual world
    • secrets: not, however, through the soul's ordinary faculties,
    • complete harmony with modern culture, and with modern
    • prevailing culture, while never losing sight of the much
    • Acquisition of the occult script
    • cultivated wherever a Rosicrucian training was pursued. A
    • is knowledge of the occult script. This is no ordinary
    • that the transition from the ancient Atlantean culture to the
    • first post-Atlantean culture was such a vortex. Natural
    • ancient culture vanished, and a new culture arose. The vortex
    • transition took place from the old culture to the new, the
    • cult of the bull Apis. But the transition from Atlantis to
    • experience their essence. While study schools the faculty of
    • knowledge of the occult script takes hold of the will. It is
    • occult script brings magic. It brings direct insight into the
    • many who make use of occult signs, even people like Eliphas
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    • mind that when a cultural phenomenon such as Richard Wagner
    • and other phenomena. When discussing issues, whether cultural
    • cultural phenomenon such as Richard Wagner.
    • but also all spiritual and cultural streams within various
    • root. Whether we go back to the ancient cultures of Greece,
    • everywhere we find primordial cultures where art and science
    • cultivation of wisdom, beauty and religious piety before
    • these became separated and cultivated in different
    • looked back to a very old culture in ancient Greece that
    • physical, would have the courage to take on a cultural
    • represented artists who one-sidedly cultivated the two arts
    • that especially traits in European culture can be traced back
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    • beings find it difficult to transport themselves into such a
    • are now criticized. It is difficult to believe that only very
    • initiate is someone who has attained spiritual faculties by
    • science, another's in the realm of human cultural development
    • cult to be initiated must live according to certain rules and
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    • of translating a very difficult German document. It is with the kind
    • the difficulties of the times
    • more difficult. “My dear friends” is how he began
    • represent such and such a thing find themselves in a most difficult
    • able to receive from the new occultism in the course of time, then we
    • to represent certain aspects of this occultism before the world.
    • occult societies and their heretofore possible organizations with
    • occultism about which we have often spoken in our circle.
    • exists in the world as a reality and which can be cultivated as such
    • representation of Rosicrucian occultism.
    • occult laws what is a very small circle at first is formed which sees
    • curator will be named for the outer cultivation of the endowment. And
    • from older occult principles, and this deviation consists in the fact
    • our culture from the spiritual world. Spiritual life must be the
    • The necessity of women being active participants in the cultural
    • culture.
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    • experienced as a unity. The farther culture progressed toward the West, the
    • either a master or a worker. With the migration of the life of culture
    • penetration of culture into the West, economic life took on more and more
    • economics, while trade and industry are subordinate to agricultural
    • economic affairs a character adapted to agricultural economics. With the
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    • that ancient culture which developed and flourished in the
    • influences streamed into Greek cultural life, and these did not
    • the further we go back into the cultural life of the East.
    • contemplation of the divine. When the Mystery-culture of the
    • constituted a high stage of culture in the evolution of
    • development of a new culture.
    • This culture is still in its infancy, and the further West we
    • remnants of Eastern culture, still existing for instance in
    • during the course of cosmic development. Our whole culture must
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    • light upon the occult wisdom of thousands of years ago, an the
    • the occultist this question is a double one: For we must
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    • a culture that has become heavy. One cannot quite get him in movement.
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    • today, as well as the cultural historian know absolutely nothing about
    • way. It was the light-filled age, and his whole cultural life was directed
    • to rely on the mere physical world, including the remaining human cultural
    • It is just as difficult
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science
    • Occult Science.
    • difficult to get an understanding in regard to these things with such
    • But it is, of course, terribly difficult to come to an understanding.
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • days to speak about important but rather difficult aspects of
    • one of the most difficult of questions, the kind of question in
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • drawing your attention to the full significance and difficulty
    • example demonstrating this difficulty in regard to world
    • thinking precisely in life's most difficult problems, why we
    • certain way if we want to solve the difficult question we have
    • This, of course, is difficult. Yet we are constantly
    • Through Goethe's Faust, German cultural life in a sense
    • conquered the cultural life of other nations too. Even in
    • that it is difficult to form a true, permanent judgment
    • to point out how extremely difficult it is to form a judgment
    • must now ask why that causes us such difficulty. We shall begin
    • Occult Science,
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • look at all the difficulties. For instance, we must
    • difficult to grasp and even more difficult to reconcile.
    • fairly and squarely at the difficulties these problems
    • lectures on all the possible difficulties.
    • (Of Central European Cultural and Spiritual Life),
    • most difficult of human problems, the problem of freedom and
    • difficulties. And those who believe they can solve this problem
    • before they have dealt with all the difficulties in fact
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • of the way this encounter came about between a culturally
    • culture has produced. Could things have happened the way they
    • Here indeed is a new difficulty, one that can be the starting
    • difficulty. You know, the great Spinoza said that when we look
    • difficult to distinguish one from the other. Where one thing
    • impulses can come in. In the cultural period in which
    • is actually very difficult to have an immediate
    • so extraordinarily difficult to grasp: that with the angels'
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • evolution, history, and culture, showing how and where human beings
    • without a model is due to their having totally lost the faculty
    • extremely difficult to avoid, and I will point out just one of
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    • certain reluctance to merge themselves into the cultural
    • our materialistic culture. There is a great difference
    • civilization, to sweep away this culture of capitalistic and
    • these things can be cultivated (however strange that may
    • a position, through his occult experiences, to communicate
    • thrown overboard. We must once more cultivate this making of
    • conceptions. You see when one cultivates such a style today
    • bit difficult to think of.
    • the difficulty of bringing mankind forward will lie: for all
    • from the cultural and economic spheres, that this life of
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    • superphysical worlds, cultivate a deeper understanding for
    • present superficial culture.
    • cultivates imagination. Each one of us must seek his own
    • cultivates the Imagination from which must come the common
    • spiritual culture of the future. An imaginative spiritual
    • culture must be developed in the future. Now we have reached,
    • culture, that spiritual culture which everywhere works
    • a culture with imaginative conceptions. Our culture must be
    • genius should be especially cultivated, out of which should
    • epoch will have to cultivate Intuition. Only under the
    • the imagination must be cultivated in the emancipated
    • characterize what is very difficult to describe. In regard to
    • remark how much the man of every sphere of culture when he is
    • worlds and that must be cultivated if one is to find the way
    • hand, my dear friends, it is extraordinarily difficult to
    • to permeate the whole of the education and culture of the
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    • difficult to say: “How can he know that? I don't know it”
    • rising lower classes of the people who both in blood and cultural heritage
    • of the cultural basis and a raising of levels as a whole. But this would
    • difficult, but nothing ought to be too difficult for us and we are meant
    • notion of, that is, a particular faculty of seeing into the nature of
    • in clear outlines what I have just now indicated, that is, man's faculty
    • to think really in abstract concepts, a faculty which the animal certainly
    • most abstract concepts which we men only form with much difficulty,
    • if we do not acquire the faculty for going into the real facts through
    • at developing his faculty for abstraction to an absolute art. In this
    • faculty for being able to form abstract concepts. Where does this take
    • scientist shows up the inner connection between the faculty for abstraction
    • certainly would be were man to develop only a faculty for abstraction),
    • him of sinking back to the animal. When man in primitive culture epochs
    • faculty for abstraction, even though it appears one-sidedly in the various
    • today who with all their faculty for abstraction come so far with this
    • faculty that they get beyond the one sidedness of the present animal
    • difficult concepts, the concepts bearing reality. For it is natural, when
    • own faculties, and he will become so increasingly if he develops only
    • shall learn to see it again when through our faculty of abstraction we
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    • a path man is supposed to acquire the special faculty of rising to the
    • bring men to any extra-ordinary faculty but to a raising og the faculties
    • that are universal and human. Such a raising of universal human faculties
    • is difficult. This, however, may not be striven for in such a way that
    • special faculties for penetrating to the supersensible worlds all striving
    • and its Attainment. He would say: man strives for special faculties
    • virtuous, a facility in other faculties exercised ter man on the external
    • faculties, that is, faculties leading into the super-physical world
    • should be said to exist between the ordinary faculties the faithful
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    • Thus, we may say that man really lacks the faculty for knowledge—and
    • who has conceptions. When, however, he puts this faculty for conceiving,
    • thinking. This is why there is difficulty in understanding my Philosophy
    • as described in my Occult Science, you can follow this evolution
    • Science. It is also naturally the reason for what is still such a difficulty
    • difficult today to create an Anthroposophical Movement so that it will
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    • to an occult reality—our body or the experiences of our body are
    • have referred must be borne in mind. Fundamentally it is not very difficult
    • employs what is grossly material, it is difficult to make any impression
    • not meant as a criticism of the culture and conditions of the times;
    • Men, however, who have remained behind at earlier stages of culture
    • have preserved a great deal of these former cultural stages in which
    • difficulty modern man generally has in getting out of himself where
    • when appearing among people who also belong, let us say, to some occult
    • occult or whatever else they may be; I have never come across in them
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    • when in any other way he is connected with modern culture, will have
    • in such a way that the culture of the civilised world not only was absolutely
    • In the lofty Culture of Greece we see how man tried in pure thought
    • morality as a content. In the culturally advanced pagan religion of
    • But this caused a difficulty to enter into this Jewish religious conception
    • which the pagan religious conception did not have. This difficulty lay
    • nature, from the cosmos, shows us what difficulty exists between the
    • moment pagan and Jewish culture had reached their zenith the force that
    • exhausted. Men were faced with the death of the culture that at the
    • post-Atlantean, the Greco-Latin culture stage, in the north was still
    • the fourth post-Atlantean culture stage, the fifth post-Atlantean culture
    • stage; (cf. R XLVII.) we know that the fourth post-Atlantean culture
    • culture epoch. Take any point of the fourth post-Atlantean culture stage,
    • height this Graeco-Latin culture has come by the time the great—one
    • this Greco-Latin culture, Plato with his raising of the human myth into
    • this old Greco-Latin culture of the fourth post-Atlantean culture period
    • Greece, the northern barbaric culture still had much to pass through
    • friends, in one culture period? You know that if you take 1413 years
    • culture period, 2160 years, a little over 2000 years. This is about
    • the time that passed between Plato and Goethe, a rather long culture
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    • to atavistic clairvoyance the supersensible world. But this faculty,
    • have explained the Mystery of Golgotha to you—it was not the cultured
    • Hebrews, nor the cultured Greeks, nor the cultured Romans, who as I
    • it was the northern barbarians, with their primitive culture, who in
    • culture of the Hebrews nor of the Greeks, nor of the Romans. There He
    • culture consists, in the cultures too of France, Italy, the Balkans,
    • as as there has been progression here, but even behind the culture of
    • all these cultures have been radiated out. Naturally it would be dreadfully
    • prejudiced to believe that what today is Italian culture, Italian civilisation,
    • streaming out of these cultures, what has remained as the womb out of
    • culture, I was permitted to comment upon, whoever does this may say
    • at this Hungary where, you must know, purely Magyar culture has been-supposedly
    • leaven forming the basis of the Magyar culture over which is now simply
    • poured what then in reality was only developed very late as Magyar culture.
    • At the basis of this Magyar culture, however, though perhaps not in
    • this most fruitful of men in his being for all that is spiritual culture.
    • This feeling of cultural isolation, this feeling of his that he was
    • of the word—by a gathering of scholars. In fact the Goethe cult
    • king of all earthly culture. But neither can one get free of the other
    • a great scholar, or even as a man of certain culture, is easy to understand
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    • anthroposophic occult science of man, and they will remember
    • scientific or occult methods, we can build in ourselves a
    • and cultivate the connection between these worlds and our
    • difficult to imagine, because you have to think, that the very
    • appears as spiritual hearing. This is of course difficult to
    • This feeling is called, in occult science, the feeling of self
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    • notices this is actually not so. Here exactly lie difficulties
    • towards despair in the power of his four faculties and so on;
    • four faculties, gropes towards magic, and so forth. However,
    • point. In this rebellion against the four faculties, this grope
    • occult connection with the threefold human being of body soul
    • There exists for instance in human culture, and Goethe felt it,
    • Occult scientific development had not advanced to such a degree
    • ill during the nineties. This is what made Faust so difficult,
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    • occult themes namely getting a glimpse into the Higher Worlds.
    • expressed theoretically is that anthroposophic occult science
    • the occult scientific sense self-knowledge in relation to the
    • element we discuss to what could be called “occult
    • scientific” with constant consideration to the occult side.
    • have an opportunity in the occult scientific field to gaze at
    • self-knowledge which could be cultivated and recommended. For
    • which the anthroposophic occult scientist is familiar —
    • even more difficult area of self-knowledge. Although this which
    • I want to immediately link up to occult facts. We all know that
    • how difficult it is in the present human cycle to actually
    • only with difficulty measure the way to his Self, his
    • flowing into the theory of occult science. Opinions and points
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    • building is put before the spiritual culture of the present time may,
    • of note in human culture there have always been two streams flowing
    • be found in the imaginative may be cultivated, the element of vision,
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    • That is what is most injurious to the culture of our time. Instead of
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    • which is here very indistinct. It is, of course, difficult to reproduce
    • of the art of occult investigation. You see, that figure of Christ which
    • like to point out — is very difficult for the paint-brush or chisel
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    • actually only see the ruins of a culture, a spiritual culture
    • Look at many of the societies calling themselves occult, or
    • acquire certain faculties, not only through inner moral
    • faculties of the soul he necessarily has himself, is
    • men did not only possess the faculties leader in ruins; at
    • still higher faculties. when a man of the Egypt-Chaldean
    • culture said ‘Silver’ he did not mean only what
    • faculties, and he meant a certain kind of force-activity
    • taking them in appropriate quantities, to acquire faculties
    • himself moral and spiritual faculties. You will now see that,
    • then guided the ancient culture, of which the wonderful works
    • culture electric force has been put — something by
    • passed through the first seventh part of our culture-period,
    • material culture.
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    • must cultivate a little observation in such matters.
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    • of cultural history. Goethe had been deterred by all that he
    • we did not find Goethe elaborating into a system any occult
    • wholly within the aura of the occult, and knowing that what
    • with the spiritual culture of that time represented by Goethe
    • difficult and harassing. He had to find a way to bring Faust
    • faculties natural to him in life. For that, Helen had to
    • that it has nobody, but faculties similar to those of the
    • this, Goethe comes very near true Occultism, that through
    • Occultism of which I have often spoken, from which we are led
    • one-sided cultivation of the principles of Christianity leads
    • understood, for that is precisely where the difficulties
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    • it was out of this impulse that the culture of ancient Greece
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    • “Occult Science”
    • exceptional for his own life from the culture of the south
    • — the culture of Italy. And if we follow up what he
    • particularly difficult for Goethe to approach the question:
    • the culture of the North, were not sufficiently pliant and
    • and to acquire Greek culture. Had Goethe been asked to state
    • correct significance. That is why it is so difficult to come
    • “Occult Science”;
    • “Occult Science”
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    • not particularly difficult to have this experience. If you
    • extraordinarily difficult to give a clear interpretation of
    • its Culture,
    • evil approached the concept of ugliness. That is difficult
    • culture, must fearlessly expose himself to the forces of
    • Occult Science
    • faculty, the forces, that are of importance. When we look at
    • think over what you know from Occult Science namely, that the
    • many occult schools of the present day — then you have
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    • cultivate a sound natural science, we then have the impulse
    • cultivated at all in be sense of modern thinking without
    • by cultivating spiritual Science aright, something that is at
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    • most difficult circumstances about two years before his
    • be developed to the demonic, should the critical faculty of
    • represent that world, how difficult it is to put before man
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    • realise how difficult it is to come to the real man. we might
    • the field of human culture, a new tree must be planted. It
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    • difficult, something where you have to renounce things. —
    • last awakening. Without any difficulty people simply leave out
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    • Chaldean-Egyptian-Judaic, the Greek-Roman and Germanic cultural
    • the cultural epochs continued. In the cultural epoch of
    • more we approach the later cultural epochs, the more the veil
    • cultural epoch onwards, a particular form of proclamation was
    • with all the occult arts of the Egyptian Initiates, was Moses;
    • later in the oriental culture symbols and images of God
    • During the Persian cultural epoch however, the students of
    • idols came at a much later time. The ancient Persian culture
    • we come to the third cultural epoch which we encounter mainly
    • what the Egyptian cultural leaders said to the people: when you
    • Persian culture in images of an astral presence, and in the
    • Egyptian culture, now single and alone beneath the non-sensory
    • culture made the supersensible clear to their people was
    • Let's place ourselves once more in the Egyptian culture. Much
    • of culture. Don't believe that these orders were given as they
    • in ancient India, out of the ether body in the Persian culture,
    • occult image. This has to be thought about or otherwise no real
    • an occult and medicinal indication. “If you acknowledge
    • in the genuine occult sense, when the human being forms the
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    • spiritual knowledge. Occult science offers us quite a different
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    • striving towards the raising of human faculty.
    • faculties will make themselves apparent.”
    • applies occult methods of investigation this incapacity ceases,
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    • education at that time. All culture and education — all
    • the beginning, and was still difficult. Man was still conscious
    • European culture. It is here to this day; and in the things
    • cultivated in the Anthroposophical Movement. Today, my dear
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    • were able to realise their full significance. It is difficult to find
    • the Spirit. However glibly people may talk in these difficult
    • to lie fallow in the culture which has been developing since the
    • treasure in this culture, but it lies fallow.
    • In vivid contrast to this there is the purely materialistic culture of
    • the West, of Europe and America. This materialistic culture and its
    • hidden in European and American culture — the Spirit from which
    • periods of culture, for instance to the culture of ancient Egypt, when
    • scientific view of the world and technical culture no longer help him
    • heights of culture to which the West has risen since the middle of the
    • indeed, that during earthly life man can unfold a certain faculty of
    • Ego-conscious-ness, a faculty for self-contemplation, unfolds.
    • agriculture — husbandmen. This was the third calling in ancient
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    • certain respect also to the life of feeling. The faculty of thinking
    • feeling. Our thinking faculty per se comes with us at birth
    • upon the cultivation of his intellect. True, much that the child
    • if we fail to cultivate in him the right kind of feeling and. will.
    • The faculty of thinking which we bring with us at birth, comes to an
    • cultivate through feeling and will — which is nevertheless
    • take with us through the Gate of Death. In our present very difficult
    • culture of the West. And at the same time when this repression of the
    • faculties arising from their particular bodily constitution, they gave
    • revelations concerning the spiritual worlds. These faculties were a
    • way the languishing Latin culture is stimulated and imbued with life.
    • and endows him with certain faculties which are important from the
    • longer be difficult.
    • form of culture.
    • actually speaking of the decline of culture, of something that is of
    • The influence of a new stream of spiritual culture is profoundly
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    • country pastor. But it proved difficult. It was hard for him to
    • into all the intellectual life, so that all cultural activity
    • freely cultivate his spiritual aspirations; and it was intolerable
    • illustrate this self-renewing faculty of the Ego, how all mental
    • faculty within himself; and when he was attempting to illustrate
    • at first receiving any culture other than that which belongs to the
    • spirit through difficult phases; this spirit — whose ideal it
    • the back of all these difficulties we find a deep-seated incapacity
    • that it is not so difficult for an idealist such as
    • and the result was sometimes to place Fichte in difficult situations.
    • of universal culture.”
    • cultivation of the soul, not merely good but great men.
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    • their body or their larynx. Thus they cultivate art in a materialistic
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • against mere familiarity with it, can only come when its occult
    • civilization really know of Eastern culture before it became
    • obvious. The difficulty for him lies rather in being able to lift
    • life. A God, Krishna, must make our civilization and culture
    • but that stands infinitely nearer to Western culture. Here in the West we
    • says on immortality to be spoken by a man of great culture, depth
    • correct logical demonstrations. If any highly educated and cultured
    • understanding for the Socratic culture. We only grasp Western
    • Arjuna. So there is much in the occult wisdom on which the
    • contradictions in life that the occult mysteries unveil themselves to
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    • MORE deeply we penetrate into the occult records of the
    • various ages and peoples, that is to say, into the truly occult
    • occult record it becomes ever clearer that it is really most
    • artistic beauty at the foundation of these occult records. I could
    • and the deep occult truths that it contains.
    • indication of deep occult truth. Anyone who finds the way, by
    • with tremendous force when we enter the occult worlds. Then we
    • stages of occult development, to entering the spiritual worlds. It is
    • occult training. Such a person must be prepared so that he may
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • what it means to be ripe for occult development: To be able to
    • occult development must widen the circle of his interests beyond his
    • occult development.
    • preparation in our age for a true occult development. Let those who
    • scoff if they will! One who would prepare himself for an occult
    • through the study of anthroposophy, which leads even without occult
    • training to an understanding of occult truths, then he is being
    • rightly prepared for an occult path.
    • beginning of occult experience. With wonderful truth the
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    • to help him in entering the occult worlds, must therefore be
    • occultist should do so — that we shall gradually begin to
    • describe to you what may be called the occult development of
    • go even one step into the spiritual worlds. Sometimes it is difficult
    • occultism. For example, they become vegetarians. In spite of all
    • occult development, we have really gone through such experiences in
    • this self behind. That, however, is a difficult thing to do
    • the statement that Arjuna had done occult exercises. In fact he had
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    • soul by the experiences we gain through occult exercises such as I
    • human soul to intensify its self-consciousness by such occult
    • clairvoyance. This is also a faculty man does not really need for his
    • is. Apart from that I still have another faculty, a clairvoyant power
    • right occult exercises.
    • we must always forestall objections that the true occultist is well
    • present-day man to want to undertake occult exercises at all? Why
    • world of the senses. Thus he is driven to cultivate something
    • take up occult exercises. We would not say man has an inward longing
    • a spiritual culture. Otherwise we shall be overcome by
    • Their arguments against what the occultist has to say are plausible
    • enough. The occultist himself knows how easily such objections are
    • the physical world. So it is yet more difficult to describe than the
    • culture of today, attacked them with all sorts of insinuations. In
    • appeared as a result of occult research, namely, that at the
    • This is true also of those occultists who are conscious only as far
    • occult exercises we are best able to enter this realm if we pay
    • occultist who would set himself to making as few judgments as
    • condition in which the facts can meet him. The more a man cultivates
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    • the occult basis of these transitions from one age to another, where
    • Here we have the occult physiological foundation of the matter.
    • we know that certain occult forces are at work behind his forehead,
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    • REALLY is exceedingly difficult in our Western civilization to
    • most difficult in our time to gain a true judgment about the great
    • doing so we do not use our ordinary intellect, but a higher faculty
    • to the next as we penetrate on and on into the realms of occult
    • the deep occult truths contained in it? When we take up the ninth and
    • thing — a peculiar difficulty in imagining and bringing to life
    • directly out of the occult depths of life. If we are to understand
    • be attained except in occult vision or in reverent devotion —
    • are able to do by means of what is given, for example, in our occult
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    • things being equal, it can believe in itself. With the faculty of
    • faculty that raises him above animals. Logically, that is. But even
    • other forces of nature. We are here approaching a difficult subject,
    • will find it difficult to imagine this “less than nothing.”
    • show what difficulties external science has and must have in getting
    • Occult Science
    • they are directly and immediately given to occult vision. Only
    • historical research, but from the beginning it was an occult fact.
    • see in this how the science of man will have to work into the occult
    • when we make ourselves acquainted with occult facts that we have a
    • with all the faculties of our soul. Then we shall ourselves become
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    • our own without much difficulty. It is also natural that those who
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • a superficial Western culture is in relation to what has already been given
    • misunderstanding grafted onto another misunderstanding. So difficult
    • difficult of access the
    • spiritual faculty, the same keenness of perception they had when they
    • was striving as we do today in our occult education, aimed for
    • something quite different. When we today go through our occult
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    • entered we may call the Jesus-path if we would speak in an occult
    • occult dilettantism as to keep on declaiming the equality of all
    • present-day occultism must try to throw light on the different
    • together form a unity. If one tries with this truly modern occultism
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    • difficulties of inner experience is to get beyond the standpoint of
    • upon certain difficulties which may arise in living together with
    • which accompanies the faculty of rising above personal opinions and
    • disposal. That is why it is so difficult at this point to distinguish
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    • the following manner. He cultivates the thought of how a man lives in
    • cultivated as a real and immediate experience, first in the Mysteries
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    • Zarathustra that men were able to absorb into their occult knowledge
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    • Now it is extraordinarily difficult to speak in ideas and concepts
    • of the fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch must be connected with the
    • which occult sight reports: That is dead — so dead that there
    • Once in ancient times men's souls possessed a certain faculty of
    • (“justly” is here used in an occult sense) all the
    • Sicilian soil and have occult sight, we are aware of the Akashic
    • known in occultism and in legend as Calot bobot.
    • beings in whose souls there were occult forces, the one known to
    • occultists as the worst of all was between Klingsor and Iblis, the
    • proportion as these things increase, the human faculty of judgment
    • know the Mysteries through occult sight. And they should be most
    • difficult. Someone tries to acquire self-knowledge, but even if he is
    • knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge? The difficulties of the inner
    • is brought to the Consciousness Soul from out of occult knowledge. By
    • wounded in body and soul, and Parsifal, whose task is to cultivate the
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    • It is only of recent times that the truths of occultism have been the
    • period. Occult truths are beginning to be disclosed to the public. In
    • In the Middle Ages, occult truths were known in the Rosicrucian
    • the new development of man's intellectual faculties, of the Ego. There
    • is a temporary eclipse of the astral faculties of vision and the power
    • of reading directly in the astral and spiritual world — faculties
    • Let us now turn to Christianity. The brotherhood of man and the cult
    • very essence of all religion, of all cults, of all science.
    • faculties unite once more and become dynamic through the power of the
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    • was to form and mould the future. Occult science is not abstract and
    • Christian occultism is derived from the Manicheans whose founder,
    • the brow is lacking. Occultism, knowing that physical man is but an
    • time. Occult prophecies have always preceded authentic history.
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    • One of the fundamental tenets of occultism, founded on the law of
    • occult properties, known to the Druids who spoke of it as the most
    • The occultist sees in the man of today a being in the full swing of
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    • the verses of the Lord's Prayer in backward order. Occultism teaches
    • A law known to occultism is that with every new stage of evolution, an
    • element from the past makes its appearance. Ancient faculties,
    • which makes the dough rise. Man's present faculty of dreaming will
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    • Before embarking on this subject, we must realise that since occultism
    • given rise to mistaken ideas as to the real goal of occult science. It
    • error, contradicted by the science and practice of occultism.
    • Occultism does not disdain reality but seeks rather to understand and
    • instrument of the Spirit. Occultism is not a science which
    • secrecy by Occult Brotherhoods. A man had to belong to one of these
    • Brotherhoods before he could learn even the elements of occult
    • faculties and these in turn influence the spiritual and divine form of
    • The wisdom was occult doctrine but it bore the permanent and personal
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    • is good and necessary but has nothing directly to do with occult
    • The task of the occultist, of the true Initiate, is to change the
    • happy, equally sad. The occultist must bear the deepest joy and the
    • Second degree: the hidden Scholar, or the Occultist.
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    • Occultism has quite another conception of the Gospel of St. John.
    • the Rosicrucians. All were engaged in practical occultism and looked
    • magical power — a fact well known to occultists. By repeating these
    • Christ. To this the occultist will reply: ‘If there were no eye
    • Such is the profound background of the cult of Bacchus, the God of
    • common with the Rosicrucians, the occultist of our day teaches of the
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    • In certain respects the Christian initiation is more difficult of
    • renders initiation more difficult. That is why the Christian masters
    • of root and stem. What faculty was it that enabled Goethe to make these
    • rather the power of a momentary dissociation of three faculties which,
    • in man, are united: the faculties of willing, feeling and thinking.
    • faculties without the possibility of their re-union by dint of the
    • Earth, or in the words of oriental occultism the cessation of the
    • disciple must cultivate the idea that in the sum-total of things, his
    • hammer. At this stage the disciple is conscious of the occult powers
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    • of which occultism speaks are as follows: —
    • with occult truths. If science would accept the truths of
    • occultism — merely as hypotheses to begin with — the very world would
    • It is for this reason that the Occult Brotherhoods decided to
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    • The occultist will never dream of imposing dogmas. He is one who tells
    • faculty of perception. Why are eight stages mentioned? Because the
    • seer knows that the faculties which may be transmuted into organs of
    • The astral organs of perception are called in occultism, the
    • balance of the faculties, optimism which enables a man always to see
    • religions. Divine wisdom speaks through the rites and cults which have
    • Initiate gives the foundations upon which the ritual of the outer cult
    • these same forces can be transformed into clairvoyant faculties. Here
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    • cults of the Egyptian Apis or the Mithras Bull in Persia. 2,160 years
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
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    • Christians, the spiritual world of the occultists.
    • of training, the Initiate acquires, one by one, the faculties
    • world proper. This path was known to all the occult schools and even
    • occult script of the stars and the Initiate experiences the primal
    • develop what is always expressed in occultism by a female figure.
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    • possessed another faculty — a mighty power of will. Today, man
    • instinctively, without the help of intellect and the faculties of
    • the faculty of reflective thought and calculation unfolded in the men
    • of articulate sounds can only be a faculty of beings who stand
    • feelings of attraction or repulsion. He had no reasoning faculty and
    • occultism by these three signs: —
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    • faculties of thinking and feeling, a man becomes as pure and free from
    • A consciousness which repeats the third stage but retains the acquired quality of objectivity. Images have definite colours and are realised as being quite distinct from the perceiver. The subjective sense of attraction or repulsion vanishes. In this new imaginative consciousness, the faculty of reason that has been acquired in the physical world retains its own powers.
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    • have a physical body. When the occultist speaks of the mineral
    • organism is unable really to behold life. The occultist, on the other
    • is said in occult writings that the first Teachers of men were the
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    • At this time of evolution everything was pure solar life. Occultism
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    • spoken of outside the ranks of Occult Brotherhoods. Only in our age is
    • The mystery of Divine Bliss. (This mystery is the most occult).
    • in all true occult brotherhoods — namely that each individual
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    • public. But it was practised in the Middle Ages, in the occult schools
    • Occultism in general is not concerned with the history of a single
    • evolution as a whole. True, occultism is at pains to discover the
    • beginning of Aryan culture.
    • a later transformation of the Graeco-Roman culture, brought about by
    • difficult task which is reaching its culminating point in our own day,
    • Occult Science and the Mysteries of antiquity. But in the sixth epoch,
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    • with divine powers, with occult powers. He has healed the
    • occult language one describes what this ego inhabits —
    • occult language this union with the higher world is called
    • union. This can happen after three days. This is the occult
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    • body, astral body and ego. What happens occultly, when a
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    • practised in the Persian Mithras cult. It was a form of
    • initiation that was cultivated in the whole of Asia Minor, in
    • possible to go through these stages even in the hidden cultic
    • second grade was that of the “Occult One”. This
    • important occult secrets.
    • so developed the occult life in himself that he could
    • represent the occult not only with words but with deeds.
    • the expression, “The Occult One”. What is a human
    • initiate of the second grade, an “Occult One”,
    • community; he made their interests his own. The occult entity
    • and where one also speaks in occult language. Then it is
    • and Jesus himself with them. What does this mean? In occult
    • intellectually, is difficult for the man of today to grasp
    • force of water in its occult sense.
    • one who has awakened his higher self, who governs the occult
    • forces of air. Jesus is the one who governs the occult forces
    • transfiguration seen occultly. If somebody goes through the
    • or to grow faster. He would have to acquire occult power, to
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    • knowledge of it was confined to circles of Initiates, to occult
    • of humanity owe their origin to impulses issuing from occultism. For
    • great treasure of occult knowledge of all ages to be made accessible
    • The purpose of occult
    • in these lectures will be from the standpoint of practical occultism;
    • senses have this faculty. These higher senses are no more than a higher
    • faculties as well. He can feel pleasure and pain, which the plant cannot
    • lowest level of culture. Actually there is nothing there but an empty
    • That is the most difficult task of all. In order to have an effect upon
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    • is certainly one of the most cultured of her compatriots. She has studied
    • long will it take me to achieve this faculty of spiritual sight? To
    • to find a foundation for it, difficult.” But without a true
    • In occultism there is
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    • person's faculty of memory will be. While the etheric body is firmly
    • uneducated people it dissolves slowly; with cultivated people it
    • for example. But the material culture of modern times had to come, and
    • part behind. With savages and uncultivated people, a large part of the
    • difficulties to face if, when he is about to reincarnate, he finds his
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    • in Devachan between death and a new birth. Occultism has always recognised
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    • returns to a new birth, and he will then face a difficult destiny. It
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    • difficult after this age. It is at this time also that a feeling for
    • faculties so early. Our age sins greatly in this respect. Care must
    • cultural task for Theosophy opens up.
    • difficulties and asked a friend to lend him a thousand marks to help
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    • before you any speculations or theories. I shall limit myself, as occultism
    • we can work for our next life: and in occult schools this is done with
    • ago the occult teacher had a quite different task. He had to concern
    • and more individual and independent; the occult teacher can no longer
    • was this that gave occult leaders their great power.
    • fourth stage: that of the occultist, who can once more understand
    • illness would never have appeared. The occult teacher knows that if this
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    • does occult science have to say about the origin of conscience?
    • is based on occult experience, and from it you can learn the mission
    • The extreme difficulty
    • rather more difficult. The shell of a snail or mussel is secreted out
    • From individual instances known to occult science we may come to the
    • An example known to occult
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    • time it was a planet called, in occult science, Saturn. Altogether there
    • Form-conditions, expressed as 777 in occult script. In that script, 7 in
    • The old occult science
    • in the blood. In fact, according to occult science the Earth is indebted
    • to it. Hence in occult science the terms Mars and Mercury
    • These seven stages of the Earth, as recorded in occult science, are
    • days of the week reflect the occult doctrine of the passage of the Earth
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    • as it then was, is called “water” in occult science.
    • day and night. When we read the Bible in the light of occult science,
    • each single human ancestor. And now a new faculty appeared: each human
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    • Indian culture. No poetry or tradition tells us about this it is known
    • only through what has been handed down orally in the occult schools.
    • culture originated from the clear purpose of Manu. Long before the time
    • of Zarathustra, Persia had an ancient culture, of which only an oral
    • bearer of Graeco-Roman culture, was no longer directly influenced by
    • Manu, but came under the influence of other cultures. It had a different
    • plane from within. Only our own culture has gone so far as to operate
    • caves, while other faculties develop more powerfully, so do we find the
    • senses; if one faculty develops, another must fade away. The gift of
    • live with them. Modern humanity has cultivated individual freedom. From
    • is not achieved, all talk of occult development is empty.
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    • OCCULT DEVELOPMENT
    • anyone who aspires to occult development must among other things get
    • is it for me to hear about occult things from others when I cannot see
    • occult development: the Eastern, the Christian-Gnostic and the
    • teacher. What, then, happens to a man who enters on occult development?
    • over into dreams. This is a very important bridge to higher occult
    • the reason is that to anyone who is occultly developed the wisdom of
    • lotus-flowers. When a man enters on occult development, he is thus really
    • occult principle. Most people today lead lives devoid of any regular
    • be exposed in the course of his occult development by the withdrawal
    • occult path will have to do this. Thus he should, for example, do certain
    • or his artistic sensibility can never go through occult development.
    • comes faith, which in its occult sense implies something rather different
    • from its ordinary meaning. During occult development you must never
    • The occultist must do this quite consciously. For instance, if someone
    • The occultist must always leave a way open to believe. He must go so
    • in a glass of water. Occult development sets going a process rather
    • all manner of excesses. Thus a man who has embarked on occult development,
    • but has not taken care to cultivate moral qualities, may manifest certain
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    • by outlining the three methods of occult development: the Eastern, the
    • say that no occult school sees in its teaching and requirements anything
    • occult training. You can, for instance, be a very good Christian and
    • without undergoing a Christian occult training. It goes without saying
    • any occult training.
    • even of a flea, impedes occult development. Whether someone is obliged
    • money. In the occult sense you will be responsible for it, and the events
    • consideration if you are entering on a path of occult development.
    • are chiefly applied, a problem is solved which causes many difficulties
    • very elementary ideas about them; a more highly cultured man will have
    • the highest wisdom. No culture is possible without such formal observances;
    • culture must embody a certain pattern which will give expression to
    • in occult development? You can find the answer in the injunctions not
    • to kill and not to injure any living creature. The occult teacher says:
    • no further use of. The occult teacher is concerned to alter this. If there
    • change in the future, and since anyone who is undergoing occult training
    • occult schools, where it was called the finding of the Stone of the
    • to the nineteenth century a good deal of information about occult
    • Anyone undergoing occult
    • occultist knows that breath imbued with rhythm is life-promoting and
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    • occult schools came to higher knowledge. Today I will try to describe,
    • its polar opposite; you should cultivate its opposite and then try to
    • those you already have by cultivating their polar counterparts.
    • you must cultivate patience, in the occult sense of the word. Most people
    • essential being that is in us. If a man says: “I wish to cultivate
    • If, for instance, we are reading a difficult book, the most important
    • pupil should find no book too difficult; if he does, it means only that
    • called learning the occult script. There is in fact such a
    • letter M. Every letter of the alphabet can be traced back to an occult
    • studies are cultivated.
    • saying given by his occult teacher, he will be guided to that which
    • training are more inward, and call for a subtle cultivation of the higher
    • everything that the individual can achieve through occult training. But
    • way? There is a great difference between the Earth seen by the occultist
    • earthquake? What does the occultist say about the interior of the
    • The occult science of
    • The occultist is able to investigate this layer by pure concentration.
    • to everyone who has written out of a true knowledge of occultism. Dante
    • which have been occultly investigated. It has been found that persons
    • a man holds. In the course of occult development he must unavoidably
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    • clearly that physicians, in addition to the cultivation of their
    • cultivating so strongly within our movement would suffer thereby. One
    • medicine has not been a subject in the medical faculties, but in the
    • theological faculties. And the pastoral medicine that has been taught
    • in the theological faculties has really not contained anything
    • of a medical faculty. It hardly appears any more in Protestant
    • theological faculties, but it does have a role in Catholic
    • theological faculties — and for a good reason. Only it contains
    • faculties — it sets forth clearly what is to be said from a
    • will bring about a profoundly important result for our culture. The
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    • difficult if you have such a person before you. And you may encounter
    • entire cultural life of Greece originated in the revelations of the
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    • world at the threshold of perception. Naturally this is difficult to
    • difficult life situations whether you can make them responsible for
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    • and steadily to develop the faculties that it will possess in the
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • individual. With the faculties upon which you call as a teacher in
    • school, the faculties you train, the child accomplished the great
    • child begins to develop soul faculties. This takes place in the
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    • cultivated the corresponding faculties. One learns to know them best
    • almost completely lost the faculty of the ego organization that
    • they are not conscious of it, to rest in the hidden occult forces of
    • with special love — but should also cultivate an understanding
    • pathological, which must in any case be recognized as “cultural
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    • its present state. Naturally this causes difficulties if a certain
    • difficulties because I myself have experienced them with particular
    • natural science was giving out. This has not been too difficult with
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    • only has that faculty when down in the physical body in normal life
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    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • extraordinarily difficult to experience their response to the
    • concrete truths that should be filling their souls. It is difficult
    • difficult area, because these things do not take place in those parts
    • individuals and cultural pathology and therapy — we find that
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    • clairvoyant faculty that leads an individual into the spiritual
    • question arises: what faculty does this healing event create in human
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    • clearly that physicians, in addition to the cultivation of their
    • cultivating so strongly within our movement would suffer thereby. One
    • medicine has not been a subject in the medical faculties, but in the
    • theological faculties. And the pastoral medicine that has been taught
    • in the theological faculties has really not contained anything
    • of a medical faculty. It hardly appears any more in Protestant
    • theological faculties, but it does have a role in Catholic
    • theological faculties — and for a good reason. Only it contains
    • faculties — it sets forth clearly what is to be said from a
    • will bring about a profoundly important result for our culture. The
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    • difficult if you have such a person before you. And you may encounter
    • entire cultural life of Greece originated in the revelations of the
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    • world at the threshold of perception. Naturally this is difficult to
    • difficult life situations whether you can make them responsible for
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    • and steadily to develop the faculties that it will possess in the
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • individual. With the faculties upon which you call as a teacher in
    • school, the faculties you train, the child accomplished the great
    • child begins to develop soul faculties. This takes place in the
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    • cultivated the corresponding faculties. One learns to know them best
    • almost completely lost the faculty of the ego organization that
    • they are not conscious of it, to rest in the hidden occult forces of
    • with special love — but should also cultivate an understanding
    • pathological, which must in any case be recognized as “cultural
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    • so-called scientific culture views our ancestors. You will see at
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    • difficulties if a certain attitude prevails. I can speak of these
    • natural science was giving out. This has not been too difficult with
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    • only has that faculty when down in the physical body in normal life
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    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • extraordinarily difficult to experience their response to the
    • concrete truths that should be filling their souls. It is difficult
    • difficult area, because these things do not take place in those parts
    • individuals and cultural pathology and therapy — we find that
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    • clairvoyant faculty that leads an individual into the spiritual
    • question arises: what faculty does this healing event create in human
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    • and of human existence. In my book Occult Science I tried to describe
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    • Occult Science
    • the occult point of view one can say that the forces in this finer
    • Anthroposophist ought to cultivate when he approaches this ancient
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    • Occult Science.
    • directing a faculty of clairvoyant perception towards that region of
    • Occult Science.
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    • Occult Science, which may also help to satisfy those who are prompted
    • occultism. The modern physicist will of course say that there is
    • Elohim introduced into the elementary matter, is difficult to
    • which is what we should expect, if it really derives from occult
    • description I gave in my Occult Science of the coming into existence
    • faculties of seers who speak to us across thousands of years.
    • Occult Science,
    • centuries they have completely ignored what occult investigation has
    • will know what difficulty this point has caused the commentators.
    • The first difficulty
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    • Occult Science
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    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • very ancient occult truth, a truth to which even modern physiology
    • Occult Science,
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    • itself primarily to our faculty of knowledge, is maya, or
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    • necessary it is to have recourse to occult sources if one wishes to
    • figure.” Through being cut off from occult sources, the fruit
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    • at a lower, more dreamlike level, so that no faculty of
    • Thus what is actually to be seen is an inner faculty showing itself
    • for anyone who begins to hear voices to cultivate the greatest
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    • through Spiritual or Occult Science. This leads us to ask why the
    • hearers readily realise how difficult it is to reach the depths upon
    • further he probes the more numerous are the difficulties which
    • investigation, then the real difficulties begin to show themselves,
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    • from ancient atavistic clairvoyant faculties and gave man a knowledge
    • difficult it is to find our way into the ideas presented in the
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • faculties could not rightly be possessed by man. On the other hand,
    • the whole cultural life of Europe, unless men bethink themselves in
    • human faculty of knowledge? Should not this be the thought that rises
    • culture is due to the fact that we ourselves are no longer in earnest
    • its grave and when ideals and works of culture will no longer send
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    • These well-intentioned people are the really difficult ones to deal
    • a cult, there the grave of Christianity is being prepared. Those who
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    • rightly so, of Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, German culture, but
    • culture flourished in a tiny region of the earth and little was known
    • of calling this material culture an earthly culture! Moreover
    • soul. Just as material culture encompasses the whole body of the
    • movement dedicated to the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.
    • Something comparable with cultural relations between individual
    • marriage of spirit with form. And in Roman culture, in Roman civic
    • in Greek culture is characterised by the saying: ‘Better it is to be a
    • To feel this as a reality, we must go deeply into the occult truths
    • understanding must be quickened by the deepest, most intimate occult
    • such knowledge was cultivated in the Rosicrucian Schools. It was known
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    • with the declining culture of Rome, the influence of Western
    • experience of the Spirit gradually faded from Western culture, and we
    • that has taken place in Western culture in respect of the
    • surmount. The whole of our Western culture needs the Easter
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    • those times men possessed faculties whereby — if I may so express
    • Occult Science
    • speaking — men could discover little through their own faculties.
    •  “with death, you must strengthen your perceptive faculty
    • An Outline of Occult Science.
    • It is difficult for men to-day to form any conception of this
    • instruction about the Mystery of Golgotha. A faculty was developing in
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    • human culture. Christianity has the power in itself of transcending
    • the forms in which, in the cultural development of our day, we quite
    • Since that lecture, many significant expressions of cultural life
    • into the wider horizons of modern spiritual culture. One can discern
    • ancient Persian culture; the epoch of
    • Chaldean-Assyrian-Babylonian-Egyptian culture; the epoch of
    • Greco-Roman culture, and finally our own. These epochs of civilisation
    • cultivated in the Mysteries was preserved in the form of an ancient
    • became increasingly difficult to preserve for humanity the memories of
    • of a people, according to its particular faculties and powers of
    • was one and the same, whether cultivated by Pythagoras in his School,
    • spread over the earth as religious culture in the several epochs of
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    • faculty to draw from his own innermost being the forces that
    • members of his being, it was so difficult for him to overcome. All the
    • occult event taking place in the spiritual world. It is a strange
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    • study of the being of man, and of his connection with the occult
    • this is a reality for every true occultist — we must say that
    • Western culture. The man after death is confronted by two figures. One
    • all this points to the growing of new human faculties enabling men to
    • the faculty for perceiving in a vision the karmic adjustment, the
    • coming when new faculties will awake in men.
    • faculties of men He will manifest on earth; as counselor and protector
    • or in the next, we may realise that newly-awakened faculties give us
    • times will no longer do so in the sixth culture-epoch which is to
    • spatial centre from which to spread the culture of the epoch. The
    • culture-epoch those who have accepted Spiritual Science will come out
    • of every race, and will found, throughout the earth, a new culture no
    • directly from life what can, it is true, be learnt only from occult
    • extreme, it is sad to see people who find it difficult to love, who
    • that after a time, when the enhancement of men's faculties is in full
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    • difficulties. To begin with it is very easy to say: Yes, this is quite
    • but they had no special faculty for understanding what lay behind the
    • We come here to something exceptionally difficult to grasp, but the
    • faculties. The example I gave you yesterday of how a man will see, in
    • means the re-awakening of faculties that will lead the soul once more
    • the faculties appearing more and more in human beings will be one
    • fifth post-Atlantean culture-epoch, the Graeco-Latin, as it is called.
    • its light. Love in the sixth culture-epoch will show itself in a very
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, when people grow to realise more and
    • must gradually become widespread in the sixth culture-epoch. Then in a
    • number of people will possess the above-mentioned faculties, and when,
    • When in the final post-Atlantean epoch our external culture, with its
    • spiritual within them to confront their culture in utter desolation
    • convey, this external culture might for a short while be able to hold
    • spread over the earth. But, in the last culture-epoch, souls who have
    • ruins of the external life of culture. Their surety that this
    • life, in a new culture, what has already been prepared spiritually
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    • He be at your side in all your difficult duties.
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    • quite foreign to the world-culture up above, but which they carried so
    • scientific and spiritual culture it may be said — though this is
    • dwell on the transformed world which will arise out of these difficult
    • when the old Roman culture was still above, and Christianity, tended
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    • up these things in this difficult way, we could not properly advance
    • culture. This personal assimilation causes knowledge to become our
    • certain faculty of the etheric body (I will for the present limit our
    • have been able for a long time to develop the faculty of maintaining
    • be investigated occultly). If one traces this back, one finds that in
    • It is indeed specially difficult, while one only wishes to conceive of
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    • which should arise from much of what can be cultivated in Spiritual
    • ruling wisdom. It is often very difficult to believe in a ruling
    • books written in a way so difficult to understand? Could they not be
    • difficult books, they do not get on very well. For such as these there
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    • the spiritual world. If a student performs his occult exercises with
    • it so difficult to make progress? Why? They say that there are limits
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    • thinking oneself is very difficult. But that is the task of the
    • culture, and that a man making a noble effort (they are all honourable
    • culture of the age, then at its summit, was carried on. Several
    • civilisation of that time, the old Roman intellectual culture has
    • He be at your side in all your difficult duties.
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    • of the Theosophical Society of Berlin. He presents a sweep of occult
    • find man described in old mystical and occult works. These
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    • with the occult pupil who has perfected his development and who has
    • the difficulties of a too early incarnation, a sort of cosmic
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    • man into a higher kingdom. The last faculty to be attained by man is
    • the faculty of speech. Again, speech is connected with the upright
    • This ‘I’ has its roots in the mental plane. Without the faculty
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    • An occult schooling is something completely different from our usual
    • of educational matter. In a strict occult schooling the pupil receives
    • one gains the faculty of transferring oneself into the community of
    • difficult, but it is everywhere, you meet it every day, are well
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    • It is always stressed that in order to progress in occult matters one
    • sphere of the occult. The occultist must not ask: Has the stone life?
    • the attitude of mind that must be cultivated.
    • because they are consciously opposed to West[ern] European culture and
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    • There is an important occult axiom: Every quality has two opposite
    • cuttlefish one can find an occult significance. Now we also have
    • later become the faculty of being creatively active. This will then
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    • development suffer a moral decline. In the case of western cultural
    • occultism therefore the Old Moon is also called the Cosmos of Wisdom.
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    • child he must learn to write. The stream of culture has meanwhile
    • progressed. One must distinguish between the stream of culture and the
    • ancient Vedic culture of the Indians, the culture of the Rishis
    • destruction; a new impulse broke in. In occultism this is called a
    • The second cultural epoch is named the constellation of the Twins. At
    • The third cultural epoch is that of the Sumerians in Asia Minor and of
    • The fourth culture is that of the Ram, or Lamb; Christ stands in the
    • As fifth culture the external materialistic civilisation follows, in
    • is the culture of the Fifth sub-race, the present time.
    • the Fishes. This is the time when materialistic culture reached its
    • spiritual culture, that of the Water-Man. Preparation has also to be
    • incarnated about twice in a sub-race. Occultly both incarnations are
    • actually approaches the culture dominated by the man. The present
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    • It is difficult to distinguish the pure physical body from what has
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    • The occultist considers the etheric as actually being the lowest body.
    • more material form is called in occultism, for example in certain
    • difficult to study the deepest motives of the great initiates because
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    • Initiates. The occult student learns to know the wishes which are
    • objects. Culture and the education of wishes lead us to the Astral
    • occult student can already become a Master on the Astral Plane, but on
    • know it, he gains the faculty of carrying up into the Arupa Plane what
    • perceives realities. The occult pupil learns to perceive such
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    • investigation into occult anatomy. The work of the Deva-forces on the
    • one have what in occultism is called the physical body. In itself it
    • In occultism what we have now described is again called a spiral
    • known in quite another way. The occult investigator made his
    • The whole development of human culture is nothing other than the
    • The second stage of development, which follows that of the cultural,
    • body. The task of the Chela, the occult pupil, consists further in the
    • Here desires are cultivated by contact with external things. When a
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    • At the present time it is very difficult to speak about the Gods or
    • person in the average cultural environment of our time — meets
    • using the faculties he has won for himself, he works over everything
    • It is certainly necessary to have some measure of occult powers in
    • famous occult faculties are connected with the fact that he was a
    • evolution. Through his contact with the outer world, faculties are
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    • contained in the physical world, only it was then an occult world.
    • Everything that is occult has at some time to be discovered. The
    • What a person develops in his present life in the way of soul faculty
    • is why the Egyptian occult teaching in esoteric centres called the
    • In our time it is extraordinarily difficult to attain to a complete
    • occult streams deeply hidden in man.
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    • schooling of the Rosicrucian stream was a strictly occult one. With
    • such an occult training very little consideration was given to the
    • particular social position, but who carried on the occult stream of
    • seven real initiates at one time; the others were occult pupils of
    • within, the latter were the instruments of occult individualities.
    • Even Rousseau and Voltaire were such instruments of occult
    • individualities standing behind them. These occultists could not
    • right impulse to be given to these instruments of the occult
    • individuals. Up to the time of the French Revolution occult forces
    • The inner life remained in the background, in the occult schools. In
    • known as the main teachings of Theosophy. The occult brotherhoods gave
    • word of Theosophy. In the occult schools themselves value is only laid
    • on language in order to teach the outside world. The occult pupil
    • occult teaching are however present in the Eastern method, which is
    • everything in occult teachings that today is brought into the open was
    • could however be allowed to flow subconsciously into European culture.
    • was cultivated in India. It was in this sense that the western
    • occultist said to himself: ‘Thine ego is not only within thyself, but
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    • called in occultism: Creation out of Nothing.
    • When he then does something one says in occultism: He acts out of
    • the hands are mostly so. The occultist says: What I do with my hands
    • When the Eastern occultist expounds such things he says: Our whole
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    • In occultism we differentiate in man firstly his actions, in so far as
    • speak, then he is a Chela, an occult pupil. To be a Master means: To
    • occult pupil does this in full consciousness, nevertheless in a way
    • our entire life of feeling: this is the case with the occult pupil.
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    • present stage of human culture and that this primitive man has evolved
    • it when he has become an occult pupil. This part of the etheric body
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    • spiritual predecessors stand occultly bound up with the passions and
    • stronger killing, for it destroys the will. The occultist therefore
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    • Akasha-Chronicle. If someone has the faculty of reading, on the astral
    • long as the materialistic culture has not yet affected them. This is
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    • holds good in the sphere of occultism. The counter-effect is not always
    • actually very difficult to transpose ourselves on to the Arupa plane
    • occultists an extraordinary magical power. Even in the plant world one
    • that is truly artistic, where this is conceived in its world-cultural
    • people everywhere wish to exercise their feeling and critical faculty
    • understood with great difficulty. In ‘Iphigenia’ and
    • have only such thoughts we should already have become Chelas, occult
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    • Prometheus however gives them fire, the faculty of developing ever
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    • culture from Zarathustra.
    • The later Zarathustrian cultures in
    • When someone has so far developed occult faculties that he sleeps
    • the faculty of observing what takes place between the Globes. As a
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    • The first Elementary Kingdom is difficult to describe. Let us assume
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    • that time. It is iron that in all occult writings is brought into
    • there will arise the faculty of organising oneself from within
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    • an individualised being. This underlies the occult saying that,
    • The English-American civilisation consumes European culture. The sects
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    • destroy the people. The deep occult truths can therefore not be taught
    • inherent in the spreading of occult teachings, for no-one can be
    • to make people ill. Where occult teachings have penetrated more into
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    • Occultists know how man is connected with Nature.
    • The occultist calls milk: the Moon-food. Sons of the Moon are those
    • and Cain the Sun race. This allegory is very profound. Occult teaching
    • connection cults emerged in which wine played a part (the cult of
    • way into ritual, into the Dionysos-Cult. The Fourth Sub-Race is the
    • Dionysian dramas. These first took wine into the sphere of the cult.
    • Dionysian Cult made its appearance. The human body had to be prepared
    • for materialism through the Dionysian cult; this was why a religion
    • dead to the living: Bread and Wine. In the occult sense, bread is what
    • certain culture is in process of destruction and a new one is being
    • the Old Culture, who are the bearers of what spirals within the
    • spirituality of the future culture of the East. This is a completely
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    • that it developed no real sense for material culture. It possessed
    • Think of the faculty which appeared in the later Kabbalistic teaching
    • intricacy, think of this faculty applied to lofty cosmic thoughts.
    • Kabbalistic teachings, it followed that the later Jewish occult
    • knowledge. In those lands where a skillful agriculture was pursued as
    • These separate cultural streams were distributed in Europe in the most
    • the North was the thought that their old form of culture would
    • the ascending curve of man's cultural development: therefore all the
    • found much that was related to the Southern culture. Irmin
    • human, in order to found the cult of the personality. This brought
    • The Graeco-Latin stream is a higher form of the Judaic; here the cult
    • beauty of the human culture of the Greeks and the greatness of the
    • human culture of the Romans. In the Odysseus Saga the ancient
    • develop, which in truth contains all the ancient cultures in itself
    • all the ancient forms of culture.
    • civilisation for as long as the Fifth Period of Culture was being
    • by Christianity. Our present time with its materialistic culture is
    • this new culture is symbolically presented in the Lohengrin Saga.
    • which leads up to a new cultural stage is symbolised by Elsa of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Temperaments
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    • and difficulty, lest his life become too easy.
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    • in one respect more difficult than it is in modern science as we know
    • the faculties slumbering in his soul in such a way that he can
    • in the faculties and skill of the various animal species. One species
    • faculties — faculties which are innate in the animal, but which
    • that certain faculties of the animal come into evidence in a way
    • some faculty does not begin to function until a particular time is no
    • proof that it could have been acquired only after cultivation. The
    • his own efforts, so it is with certain faculties and abilities of the
    • animal. These faculties come into evidence only later, but for all
    • his descendants faculties which still remain to be developed. That is
    • the faculties upon which hereditary transmission depends. Therefore
    • faculties which remain capable of development after the time
    • uninhabited island, he could not develop this faculty at all. The
    • same applies to the faculty of forming concepts, and the development
    • does not belong to heredity, in faculties that remain capable of
    • individuality. And in the faculty of speech, in the
    • Insofar as man is a generic being, he has inherited all the faculties
    • its organism, how closely its faculties and skill, indeed all its
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    • Its sense faculty rises to tone. But beyond that no possibility is
    • foundation for what we are able to cultivate as actual contemplation
    • English: “The Occult significance of Blood”] is
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    • It is exceedingly difficult for modern consciousness to see any
    • the faculties which had once been possessed by the initiates in the
    • called up in the soul of the initiate. It is difficult today to form
    • before it became so difficult to find a publisher! Today, however, he
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    • difficulty, for actions lasting over a lengthy period of time were
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    • difficult, for they have almost entirely dropped out of use in modern
    • cultivated in the ancient Mysteries, through an inspired, dreamlike
    • existence — to understand, by means of all the faculties we
    • understood by means of the faculties acquired only on the Earth; it
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    • find it so difficult to bring clear concepts to bear upon what
    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • is a very important subject of study; but in agriculture, too, this
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    • Starting from such a thought, the results of our modern culture will
    • be made to introduce spiritual values into the general culture of
    • own faculties, without limiting himself to what I myself would say. To
    • no blessing in occult development, in occult striving. Truth and
    • candid truthfulness, since I can see no blessing for any occult
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    • accessible to the occultist alone, lived on in post-Atlantean form in
    • culture. We have also pointed out how great and significant man finds
    • culture is concerned. Least of all can it be realised in the countries
    • that have been prepared for their present external culture by what the
    • to the ancient, holy, spiritual culture of mankind.
    • impulse for their culture. Then, before our vision, arises the
    • Zarathustra culture that, if seen in its true light, entirely differs
    • We then see the Egyptian-Chaldean culture arise, and the ancient holy
    • important cultural impulses in the course of successive ages, had
    • through anthroposophy or some other form of occultism. The external,
    • occultism. It is one of the first requirements of initiation to divest
    • occult view, it is obvious that one should confront without prejudice
    • Now occult investigation, in following up this course of human
    • the things known to everyone conversant with occultism, letting
    • not generally recognised where bona fide occultism is upheld.
    • objective result of occult research. This Individuality Who was not
    • it would be equally impossible for any genuine occultist to maintain
    • of occult research that may be recognised by anyone, be he Buddhist or
    • Anyone who has made certain progress in occult development learns to
    • beg you to receive this as an occult fact. Suppose a man had never in
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    • faculty lacking, has an actual effect. It guides a man along a certain
    • comes this feeling: In passing through various earthly cultures. I
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    • passing is made through the gate of death. To the occultist these
    • which, to be rightly understood must be interpreted by the occultist.
    • carry through because we foster this faculty of holding together what
    • difficult to explain.
    • that has taken effect in the life of the souls the faculty has been
    • difficult. But you will not easily see anything more. If you let the
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    • are not necessarily the poet's occult experiences, but the clairvoyant
    • certain special way that one first lights upon when looking occultly
    • Christianity who have a mortal dread of what is known as occultism,
    • turns to occultism or anthroposophy that they shy away from it? If you
    • recognise its origin, but the occultist can do so.
    • happens that those who know something of occultism, but have not
    • relationship to Christ, he might even become a great occultist and
    • relevant investigations. Among occultists it can be said objectively
    • occultist, and who is simply a faithful follower of his particular
    • as a piece of historical culture, and will help you to understand much
    • of true occultism, namely, that here in the world of the senses there
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    • worlds, you already have the faculty for recognising him as partaking
    • in a life of the senses; I have possessed a certain faculty, but this
    • faculty found a one-sided expression in me; it is possible I even made
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    • continually repeat that true occultism, true science of the spirit
    • light when we come to certain refinements in occult observation.
    • and purifying intervention of a movement that combines occultism with
    • Men have many difficult things to learn. Simply from the facts
    • he is familiar. When there are indications of any occult results
    • said because for every occultist it is an objective fact. With this
    • personally prompted propaganda cannot also be an objective occultist!
    • karma of Western culture. In a certain sense these make it not too
    • difficult for a westerner, when he has made himself a little familiar
    • cultural evolutions.
    • Who indeed accomplished His greatest deeds of culture among a people
    • strange about the occult nature of thinking. A materialistic science
    • darkness, and we see how, by looking at things in an occult way, the
    • attention to where we only find darkness, to the difficulty of
    • it was ready, which can never happen on an authentic occult path, this
    • When these things occur, they present themselves to the occultist as
    • merely as an objective statement. The occultist who recognises the
    • that has come into the world as objective occultism — not as the
    • objective occultism — can never be extinguished. No matter how
    • much opposition may arise, it cannot mean the extinction of occultism
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  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 2: The Vision of the Ideal Human Being
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    • spiritual life, and it is difficult to describe these in fitting
    • Occult Science.
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    • draw attention to several positive results of occult investigation
    • world occultly through Imaginations, through creative images. The
    • to tread a difficult path in the future. We shall forego the
    • very difficult to find words in ordinary language which exactly
    • during the Persian culture, when, together with the outer perception,
    • Occult Science.
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    • these things would be difficult of comprehension. But the deeper we
    • mental culture of the present day, evolution is standing, as it were,
    • deals, would have had to be treated from the basis of occult
    • truths of occult science which enter here.
    • such difficulty on earth, surrounds us in all its fullness and wealth
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    • lying at the foundation of the faculty of remembrance, but not acting
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    • it enters the sphere of culture, as we have just described.
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    • economy, and the spiritual and cultural aspects - and how these three
    • our bodily faculties of perception, we must recognise beneath the
    • Occult Science,
    • striving from the depths of human nature. We can cultivate this in
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    • economy, and the spiritual and cultural aspects - and how these three
    • The more this brotherhood is cultivated, the more fruitful economic
    • abstract, but an inescapable need to cultivate idealism in
    • yourselves. And if you cultivate this idealism, or if you introduce
    • We shall grow towards Him only if we cultivate idealism in ourselves,
    • cultivates this second idealism, which must essentially be
    • cultivated, he can say: “Not I, but Christ in me.”
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    • economy, and the spiritual and cultural aspects - and how these three
    • to-day I have pointed to as important, are found rather difficult by
    • of these difficult conceptions. How do people usually form their
    • spiritual life, in spiritual culture. This is what draws men together
    • culture should be justified on its own ground, for it reflects our
    • should therefore never try to organise spiritual-cultural life except
    • spiritual-cultural life, only if we take super-sensible life into
    • just as spiritual-cultural life is a kind of remedy for the remains
    • cultural life, political life, and economic life. People have gone on
    • of modern technique which culture and civilisation had carried to
    • such an advanced stage. But this culture, this civilisation, was
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    • into difficult and uncertain regions. You are of course aware how
    • play an active, helpful part in the development of culture, must seek
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    • — has after all proved difficult for some of you to understand.
    • you who found things difficult to understand). Your difficulty lies
    • contains the seven colours within itself — a rather difficult
    • surfaces from the very outset. The phenomenon, difficult to study
    • difficult for me to see through the water than through the air; the
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    • difficult to see. Nay, altogether, in the textbooks you will find the
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    • through this kind of schooling it is extremely difficult for you to
    • find your way back to the pure facts. You must first cultivate the
    • away from the normal. Then, inasmuch as the eye has the inner faculty
    • ascribe this faculty ....) the light is somehow projected out into
    • faculty of stating facts straightforwardly and directly. This has
    • have lost the faculty of focusing attention purely and simply on the
    • recoil of elastic bodies are not so difficult to get to know, they
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    • a first approximation it is not difficult to find what may be
    • the first to cultivate the materialistic ideas which are so
    • upon the inner faculty of the sound to have velocity. This then
    • in a certain faculty of speed, or of velocity.
    • makes the theory of metamorphosis more difficult. It is no use
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    • was it difficult to do so within certain limits. One could release
    • these things are akin to our conscious faculties of soul. On the
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    • little, my dear Friends, as the idea-forming faculty which you
    • faculty has indeed somehow linked up with the outer phenomenon, but
    • not get our children into difficulties. But this at least we can
    • said, future generations would find it difficult to understand that
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • to awaken certain inner faculties slumbering in normal daily life, so
    • which our faculty of perception cannot penetrate.
    • world. But thereby he loses the faculty of healthy orientation in
    • feelings which lead to the faculty of orientation. He is enclosed
    • faculty of perception-whether physical or spiritual-is also
    • sleep the faculty of perception and the consciousness too, are
    • When the Ego spreads over the Macrocosm, it loses the faculty of
    • with it. If a man were to play a part in this difficult operation of
    • occult science that between life in the Microcosm and in the Macrocosm
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    • When a man cultivates such feelings in his soul, the realisation comes
    • owe the faculty of perceiving the outer sense-world, dazzles us. Thus
    • faculty — however strange this may sound — the faculty of
    • developed the faculty of seeing the Sun no longer as the dazzling
    • what does man see at night with his ordinary Faculties when he looks
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science — an Outline.]
    • original peoples of Northern Europe. The faculties enabling them to
    • Occult Science
    • culture made it possible, in a different way, for one who ventured
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    • leads him beyond the initial stages of life when his faculties and
    • picture how these experiences are transformed into faculties, we must
    • transformed all these daily experiences into the faculty of writing is
    • transformed into faculties and the soul becomes more and more mature.
    • disposal in the form of faculties.
    • the faculty which can be observed in external manifestation when we
    • unfold his faculties that the right forces serve his outer existence.
    • Soul, it will eventually grow to be like it. My soul and its faculties
    • important to have acquired the faculty of grasping the true values of
    • embark upon genuine spiritual training without possessing the faculty
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    • A rather difficult task confronts us today but my listeners will be
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
    • egoism and self-love and cultivate selflessness. He must make himself
    • was incarnated in preceding epochs of culture, for example in the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • these difficulties were, I want to add the following.-
    • We have heard that the difficulties are mainly due to the fact that on
    • strengthened one aspect of their Ego. Because they had cultivated one
    • physical senses, but intelligible to the higher senses, to the faculty
    • Occult Science — an Outline,
    • Occult Science
    • but it becomes more and more difficult to convey any idea of these
    • worlds. The higher the ascent, the more difficult this becomes. If we
    • word still conveyed its original meaning. The faculty man unfolds here
    • spiritual faculty transcending the physical intellect. There is a
    • the methods by which, in line with modern culture, the forces from the
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    • World this distinction becomes essentially more difficult because, to
    • difficult. Most people in life always consider themselves in the
    • To be detached from a particular temperament is extremely difficult,
    • will find that it is exceedingly difficult to think, to feel or to
    • has grasped through his reason, through his ordinary, healthy faculty
    • finally coalesce into faculties. Whatever would it be like if every
    • life difficult, to something that he has entirely forgotten but is
    • acquiring faculties that will enable him to grow into the higher
    • overcome life's difficulties. But if, before entering into the
    • faculties and present state of development; and that when we have
    • faculties at that particular time.
    • Man in the Light of Occultism, Philosophy and Theosophy,
    • surprising to say that these qualities and faculties originate in
    • and Intuition and to show how in line with our modern culture, man can
    • Macrocosm with newly awakened faculties, new Beings and realities
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    • we can only have a brain and reasoning faculty by admitting into
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    • point is that we shall acquire a faculty of soul that is not
    • — these spiritual sense-organs can be cultivated by the patient
    • the faculty of clairvoyant vision can perceive these higher
    • something rather more difficult, to a higher stage of inner work and
    • difficult. We say to ourselves after having created a symbol: How did
    • realise how difficult this is; it is a longer process for it will
    • Occult Science — an Outline.
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • apprehension. And just because it is necessary to have this faculty of
    • of a faculty that must be behind us when it has to be applied; it has
    • things from many angles — a faculty that is so necessary for
    • is communicated. There may be someone who finds difficulty in the
    • Science must acquire this faculty if he desires to help in spreading
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    • faculty of the heart is permeated with concepts, with ideas, in brief,
    • to look clairvoyantly into the higher worlds. Not only is the faculty
    • too will assume new forms when the faculty of thinking changes. When
    • the heart, do the other faculties of the soul change too? Let us
    • Memory, like thinking, is a faculty of the soul. The character of
    • higher faculties at every moment of ordinary life; he possesses these
    • faculties but puts them into operation only when he wishes to carry
    • evidence of the faculties of soul that have been described. When he
    • returns to the everyday world he has a memory and a faculty of
    • investigating the spiritual world through a faculty analogous to that
    • soul-faculty of memory, Time changes into Space as soon as we
    • Memory has become an essentially new faculty. We see something
    • the spiritual world it is much more difficult. The outer conditions of
    • faculties of the spiritual investigator and also of the worlds in
    • only thinkable, but there is actually a higher faculty — the
    • reverse side, and this applies also to the development of the faculty
    • of soul just referred to — the faculty of memory. The goal before anyone
    • become dangerous. He will have great difficulty if he has to recollect
    • Thus we see arising a new faculty of soul that is not like remembrance
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    • difficult intellectual path to which reference has been made. Hence
    • present not only faculties and powers which have been acquired through
    • perfection. One of these faculties is, of course, the intellect, but
    • Spiritual Science knows that it has no future. Other faculties,
    • undreamed of faculties will develop. The intellect has reached a
    • as such can reach no higher level. As well as the soul-faculties that
    • faculties that have been perfected today became apparent in
    • rudimentary beginnings long ages ago, faculties belonging to the
    • flower in the future. The faculty of acquiring knowledge through the
    • investigator turns to these faculties that are slumbering within men,
    • problems. These are people whose higher faculties say ‘Yes’
    • Occult Science,
    • Chapter IV of Occult Science — an Outline
    • breathing a faculty capable of the highest possible development. Hence
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    • the cultural and spiritual life of the present time. It does
    • during the whole evolution of human spiritual and cultural
    • life. It is not so difficult to see that the science of spirit
    • really seeking spiritual substance in cultural life
    • know that however difficult it may be and that however much
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    • difficult for people really to go into and acquire an
    • of the unconscious. In the cultural life of Central Europe the
    • difficult to do the repetition. Thus, as a matter of fact, a
    • of spirit is not only considered to be difficult to understand,
    • belong to human culture.
    • configuration of present day spiritual and cultural life,
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    • cultivate. And we must evolve our soul life so that we can
    • after difficult preparation is now given to us in the
    • our own work. The first of these is the human faculty of
    • memory. It is through this faculty of memory that we are really
    • constitution. But this faculty of memory which is so necessary
    • interrupted, destroyed. But this faculty of memory can also be
    • there how the faculty of memory can be developed into something
    • ideas. The cultivation of these methods is certainly not easier
    • faculty of memory we are bound to our body. With this developed
    • faculty of memory we are no longer bound to the body, we enter
    • condition we are in when we use our developed faculty of
    • perceive through our developed faculty of memory. And the first
    • supersensibly developed faculty of memory. In this case in one
    • further on the developed faculty of memory which we have
    • the developed faculty of memory, we then have the spiritual
    • another faculty of knowledge which must be developed in
    • People will be prepared to admit that the faculty of
    • able to accept the second faculty for acquiring knowledge which
    • of normal life in the same way as the faculty of memory.
    • we must cultivate this love as a power for acquiring
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    • only in the language of thought — I refer to the realm of occult
    • his human faculties man strives for occult knowledge and may also acquire
    • it, but occult knowledge has a greater significance for the world than it
    • faculties is called Akasha. The manifestations of beings and of
    • accessible to man. What a man acquires in the way of occult knowledge
    • of the world. When we make a thought of occult science come alive in
    • Occult Science.
    • acquire all occult knowledge, because he will then be in the
    • existence but there would be no occult knowledge of these spiritual
    • applied his faculties for the acquisition of knowledge to aims other
    • than the attainment of spiritual knowledge. These faculties have been
    • Akasha-substance between the impressions made by the occult knowledge
    • acquisition of occult knowledge only, to the study of things
    • everybody, spiritual or occult science can be made intelligible only
    • of Spiritual Science. Admittedly, occult truths can be discovered
    • courage. Therefore we may say that occult science must be explored by
    • anyone wish to understand occult truths through the original moral
    • them to work upon his soul; and if he has absorbed the occult
    • One who has no actual occult knowledge, but whose inclinations and
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    • Mystery of Golgotha is the most difficult of all Mysteries to
    • of occult knowledge. And of all the truths within the range of the
    • because it is unique will be very difficult to comprehend.
    • very difficult to distinguish the one from the other.
    • ancient Hebrews endeavoured to find a way out of this difficulty. In spite
    • with the help of occult knowledge we endeavour to shed light upon what
    • culture bore the stamp of Michael. Through his power he poured into
    • to occult knowledge we have again, within the last few decades, entered
    • already said, it is extremely difficult to characterise the Mystery of
    • now part of it. To those who through the study of occult science have
    • writers of the Gospel had no clear occult knowledge themselves, for the
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    • Cusanus was a person who is in some respects extremely difficult for
    • that above all else cultivated human qualities in an atmosphere where
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    • had to perceive and accept as knowledge. He still had the faculty of
    • difficult to come to terms with this revolutionary change. It becomes
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    • understand that the phenomena of external culture are inwardly
    • sources that would lead too far today to discuss. He is difficult to
    • meaning in them. Awkwardly and with great difficulty Boehme presents
    • Century had great difficulty in getting rid of this concept. It was
    • on the one hand, he cultivated the germinal scientific concepts in
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    • natural-scientific development and, in a difficult moment of
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    • In the field of heat the difficulties that confront us are especially
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    • takes place, we have a great deal of difficulty in answering on the
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    • difficulties arise in the usual calculations and that we cannot, for
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    • inwardly, that it is extraordinarily difficult to bridge this gap, But
    • use the intuitive faculties rather than the rational when we relate
    • difficult as those arising from heat. Let me call your attention to
    • activity passes over into another. Especially is this difficult when
    • something and thinking about it. Thus it is difficult to find the
    • Occult Science.
    • faculties, whence comes the remoteness of the mathematical and
    • heart. It will not be more difficult for you, but less so. If you
    • without thinking about it, if you have undergone an occult training
    • occult development. It is such things as this that are not usually
    • experiences you have in occult training are really opposed to the
    • concepts that are ordinarily had before you enter occult training and
    • who advances in occultism is exposed to the danger of afterwards
    • becoming a greater mechanist than before. An orderly occult training
    • marked in the very people who have undergone occult development. I
    • But as I have explained to you these steps in occult development, I
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    • directed. And now we come to a rather difficult idea. Imagine to
    • more difficult to comprehend than the one in which we live ordinarily
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    • transition zone is really somewhat difficult for us. We have on the
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    • have seen that great difficulties arise when we try in this way to
    • dematerialization. It is not difficult then to see that we can go
    • other side — it is difficult to show this diagrammatically. Since
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    • difficult for modern man especially. The human being is more prone to
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    • that there is a certain difficulty in understanding what is really
    • I said there was a certain difficulty in understanding what a
    • What I mean my friends, is this. The same sort of difficulty that
    • The same difficulty that meets us in the phenomena of nature
    • up to the problem of living. With the faculties at hand today you can
    • not so much with an objective difficulty but rather with a subjective
    • one. For the purely mathematical difficulty arises of itself, and
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    • before us materially in the gas. Now if we will cultivate a vivid
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    • academic system in the world. It is especially difficult because we
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    • as Occultism, Mysticism, etc. These schools of thought either refer to
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    • cultivation of a method which on the one hand is similar to that by
    • cultivated on a soul-content or subject matter but also a fully
    • spiritual existence. Inspired knowledge is cultivated in the astral
    • attain it, Theosophy, Occult Science, etc. What is necessary in
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    • natural faculties.
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    • for it. She attracts the cosmic ether. And according to the faculties
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    • The further development of purely inner faculties of knowledge did not
    • the ego-consciousness could be freely cultivated.
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    • practices. They reduced the body to a state which made it difficult
    • appreciate them. But just for this reason we also know how difficult
    • not aided only by the solar-being after death, the faculty of
    • faculty is the spiritual counterpart, experienced after death, of the
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I: Rosicrucian Esotericism
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    • considerable amount, of knowledge of occult science to make its way into
    • into olden times, for example into the ancient Egyptian culture, and
    • task of the Western world was so to shape external culture and gain
    • of the inner character of this ancient Chaldean culture. External means
    • culture.
    • age and the inflow of spiritual knowledge into our culture is needed
    • realize that for the Rosicrucians it was much more difficult than for
    • was cultivated in true Rosicrucianism is to be found in literature. The
    • deepest spiritual truths cultivated by the Rosicrucians were interpreted
    • its culture. There are egoists who withdraw from the tasks of the present
    • culture over the globe, needs methods of spiritual activity different
    • from those of earlier epochs. Occultists are aware of this. Modern
    • of theosophy. The role of Rosicrucian theosophy or occultism is to satisfy
    • the salon or for the hermit, but for the whole of human culture.
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    • with the principles of occult investigation may believe that it would
    • by a clairvoyant or by an occult school, cannot be investigated a second
    • It may be said that the divine beings fertilize a faculty of seership
    • the occult schools and been faithfully harbored by the Masters, and
    • to occult investigation. Why do we use this expression, “world
    • and we cannot struggle against the occult world with moral considerations.
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    • part of all, namely, his physical body. But the occultist knows that this
    • developed a certain faculty of clairvoyance has also acquired such mastery
    • explicable on the basis of this finding of occult investigation. Thus,
    • This inner work upon oneself is known in occultism as purification,
    • this is dependent upon occult training, is known as buddhi or life spirit.
    • Through occult training this can actually be brought about consciously
    • the so-called sacred quaternary that was revered in all occult schools
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    • that for an occultist, urges and desires are realities. What is contained
    • life of Devachan. It is encouraging when the occultist experiences these
    • correctly here. An occultist does not swear by any original record or
    • original records proves to be identical, the occultist will be in a
    • the methods by means of which it can be observed. It is difficult to
    • in external culture and through relationships of every kind. The soul does
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    • other. Recognition of loved ones is not particularly difficult there,
    • as it is said in occultism, he represents in the spiritual world. An
    • accordance with the earlier faculties. That the human being is an
    • who is coming into existence? If you study what occultly and spiritually
    • pre-vision of difficult circumstances in the future life.
    • is the bearer of the faculty of human judgment, of discrimination. The
    • opinion that the child ought to develop the faculty of independent judgment
    • divine-spiritual, to the cosmic All. The faculty of abstract judgment
    • are to be found in nature everywhere. The occultist knows that the imagery
    • he cultivated until the time comes for the training of the liberated
    • is an occult law that no individual before his thirty-fifth year is
    • in the field of occultism. The thirty-fifth year is particularly important.
    • Where occult tradition
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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    • be remembered that the giving of names by the old occultists was by
    • body to which it is now possible to look back with occult sight; this
    • world, according to occultists. Ancient occultism distinguished the
    • coincide with what the occultist means by the word. The modern expression
    • by the occultist, “earthy” or “solid”; a quartz
    • “earth” for the occultist. Everything fluid, also fluid
    • for the occultist, the fourth element. I well know that modern science
    • human beings on Saturn. For the occultist, a celestial body is only
    • that in certain respects tallies with occult cosmology. The girl was
    • The occultist knows that such a consciousness, dull and comprehensive,
    • thanks. First, the faculty that alone enables an ego-bearer to find
    • but at the same time to cultivate selfishness, egoism. If I wanted to
    • more difficult sacrifice had been made by the Thrones. Had they not
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
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    • no such conditions. We may perhaps speak later on about what an occultist
    • myth it is necessary to know in which sphere of occult investigation
    • of such matters that is derived from occult knowledge. Later on, when
    • the sun a difficult, sombre period now began for the earth, in a certain
    • described is called in occultism the Lemurian epoch, the epoch of the
    • culture is the actual basis of our anthroposophical movement. Do not
    • human beings would be ready to receive the wisdom. In occultism this
    • occult investigation reveals their true origin and teaches us that while
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VIII: Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
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    • that the concept of race developed in ancient Atlantis. In occultism
    • we recognize once again the reflection of a profound, occult trend.
    • more of ancient Atlantean culture. In the earliest period man possessed
    • were destined to found the culture belonging to the earth; they were
    • at the height of Atlantean culture there were seers, clairvoyants and
    • rudiments of the faculties possessed by men today. They could emphatically
    • They possessed the elementary faculties of calculation, computation,
    • were also centers of culture and ritual — we will call them the
    • the cultural instructions for the other Oracles proceeded. As well as
    • the new faculties, even if only in a primitive form. It was from them
    • in the prevailing forms of culture, people who in their own way are
    • that time, in Atlantis, the representatives of culture, the old magicians,
    • had developed the new faculty, which was useless in ancient Atlantis.
    • people; today, too, the proud bearers of our culture look down upon
    • who are developing and preparing in themselves a faculty that to the
    • of cultural center in Asia. He drew these individuals to him in order
    • to make them capable of founding post-Atlantean culture. During the
    • cultures.
    • of soul prevailed in the second post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the
    • This became possible for the first time with the culture inaugurated
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    • cultural epochs — the ancient Indian, the epoch of the Holy Rishis;
    • the ancient Persian, epoch of the Zarathustrian culture; the
    • rights are hallmarks of this cultural epoch. The Roman felt at home
    • expression in the realm of earth to all their faculties, the more did the
    • It was an occult fact,
    • an occult event, by which Paul was converted, and it can justly be said
    • When the occult investigator
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    • cultural-epochs up to the Greco-Latin when Christ Jesus appeared on
    • study our own time, the fifth cultural epoch. Because men's intelligence
    • the other main epochs of culture. Materialism has led to a tremendous
    • for example, in the department store. The culture of the present age
    • subtlety hitherto unachieved. It is therefore clear to occultism why
    • is always in evidence when the level of culture declines. This can be
    • soul lost the ancient faculty of intuitive vision the intellectual analysis
    • and applied to it the intellectual faculty that was then developing.
    • branches of culture, must again be united and mutually enrich each other;
    • races will cease, will be overcome. In the sixth cultural epoch, human
    • spiritual basis. In the seventh cultural epoch, which will reflect that
    • something for their subsequent life that will be difficult for them
    • of occult development.
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    • Raven, then the Occultist, then the Fighter; at the fourth grade the
    • cultivates (frohmen) his passions, the River throws up great waves.
    • Anthroposophy call “occult knowledge” is expressed by the
    • old man with the lamp, — the light of occult knowledge cannot
    • highest wisdom is called occult, because it only appears when a man
    • is connected with the representatives of human occult knowledge. She
    • It is only when occult force unites with this which forwards material
    • This transmutation is brought about in man by occult knowledge.
    • cultivation of material nature? It is an interesting fact that the
    • culture, it will be the hour-hand pointing to the regular mechanical
    • in a somewhat different manner from what he had concealed occultly in
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    • which the science and culture of the physical world is being
    • culture and a new culture, to which the epochs I have enumerated
    • in this new mankind, but nothing has been preserved of the culture of
    • looked back to a primeval man, known in occult teachings as Adam
    • culture, precedes recorded history.
    • Cancer indicates the end of the Atlantean culture; the other, the
    • beginning of the Aryan culture. Our ancestors thus perceived in the
    • heavens the outward sign for the rise of the new Aryan culture. At a
    • with its veneration of the Bull in the Egyptian Apis cult, the
    • Babylonian cult of the Bull and its sacrifice, and the Mithraic cult
    • Mithraic cult now. The symbolic Bull became visible and the Mediator,
    • that, in the time of the Mithraic cult, found its symbolical
    • “Occult Ones,” the third, that of the “Warriors” or “Fighters” for the
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    • Those initiated into the second degree were called the “Occult Ones,”
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    • Persian Mithras cult and the Indian Mysteries of Brahman. Everywhere
    • before the world to proclaim the occult truths that he was permitted
    • human culture, our ancestors lived on Atlantis, which was submerged by
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • spiritual world; esotericism does not begin with occult development.
    • He who, with trained occult sight, is able to see behind the physical
    • world which reveals itself to the trained occult vision as the one
    • but will only be clear that occult sight is able to look behind the
    • physical body and to find there the etheric or life-body. Now occult
    • as we can investigate man occultly to see if there is not something
    • we can look with occult vision at external nature in her colors,
    • occult vision is directed to the etheric or life-body of man, it is
    • figure. When the occult vision penetrates all that external nature
    • In Occult Science, that which thus gradually appears before man in the
    • which present self-enclosed pictures to occult vision. In order to
    • second phenomenon that presents itself to occult vision. Beings that
    • — belong to this second class. Occult vision actually only finds
    • moral issues from our soul — then there arises before our occult
    • vision that class of creative nature-beings which, for the occultist,
    • forms of the most varied kind. If, having had an occult training, and
    • themselves to occult vision. For according to the task set me, I must
    • Just as with occult vision we perceive in our imagination clearly
    • also possible for occult vision to have an impression of other beings
    • But as occultists we become acquainted in yet another way with these
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    • classes or categories of spiritual beings, perceptible to occult
    • nature-spirits. The one is disclosed to trained occult sight when we
    • these forces or beings exist. They are only visible to occult vision
    • what occultism has always called the elements.
    • with what in occultism has always been called the Fluid or Watery
    • category of such spiritual beings with which occult vision can become
    • difficult to observe this fourth kind of being, for they are the
    • certain degree of heat, a certain temperature. If occult vision
    • If we wish with occult vision to discern this etheric body of the
    • penetrate further, deeper occult exercises are necessary, such as you
    • How to Attain It. At a definite point of esoteric or occult
    • strikes the occult vision thus far trained, is that the new spirits
    • beings which we learn to know when the occult vision is so far trained
    • Now to occult observation there is a great difference of
    • means of his occult vision, he perceives them as beings connected with
    • been preserved in occultism for these beings, which in their totality
    • earth on its axis, is perceptible to occult vision, because the
    • occultist knows that these spirits are distributed over the whole
    • than the astral body. A man who is developing occultly and progressing
    • sphere of clairvoyant, occult observation. In every esoteric
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    • acquainted with certain spiritual beings which occult vision can
    • observed them from another side. It is always extremely difficult to
    • to occult perception, because human languages — at least those of
    • Now if we look with occult vision into the world hidden behind the
    • with the outer world. Now those beings which occult vision meets with
    • If they are to be observed by occult vision, the occultist must first
    • describe how the occultist can find them.
    • The first inner experience which one who goes through an occult
    • more the occultly developing student can bring himself to be passive
    • occultly, be rooted out of his heart; he must, in a certain sense, be
    • often emphasised, but which, in fact, is more difficult to observe
    • not so difficult; but we must remember that in the one incarnation in
    • difficult to understand someone they encounter in a distant region or
    • pictures, but such pictures can be extremely useful for man's occult
    • and hold fast to an attribute. Such pictures are useful for occult
    • egoistic interests, occult vision draws our attention to this fact:
    • occult development, not only may the Angel who specially leads him be
    • which he belongs. And then when our occult development goes still
    • successive epochs. If the occultly-developed man studies, for
    • under a definite leadership. If he then looks with occult vision upon
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    • Archangeloi; and how, in the course of cultural civilisation we find
    • through an occult development, he will for a long time only have a
    • himself through occult development to this condition actually
    • between waking and sleeping, so to him who has gone through occult
    • Thus we can accurately distinguish a certain stage in the occult
    • us direct our occult vision to a being of the Third Hierarchy. We
    • change. But if you look at a being of the Second Hierarchy with occult
    • the beings of the Third Hierarchy, it is shown to occult vision that
    • externally. This approximately represents to occult vision the
    • Hierarchy. Whilst to occult vision the “being filled with the
    • separation, perceived in such a way that occult perception hears
    • distinguish between these categories will be more difficult, for the
    • higher we ascend the more difficult it becomes. We must in the course
    • It is still more difficult to consider a third category of such beings
    • helped by the use of the other exercises which raise man to occult
    • occult education is carried on in this most rational way in this realm
    • experience if one directs the occult vision of the second stage to a
    • vision, the occult perception and understanding are stimulated; —
    • beings, into the profusion of the Spirits of, Wisdom. When occult
    • occultism as the group-souls of the plants and animals, the
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    • Hierarchy. A yet more difficult path leads to a still higher rank of
    • feelings to the occult path, we may succeed in pouring forth our own
    • extremely difficult to describe the beings of this higher category,
    • as the occultist feels when he stands before the beings we call the
    • Still more difficult to describe are those beings called the Seraphim
    • Seraphim make upon occult vision, if we take the following comparison
    • of the feeling which the occultist has when he ascends to the
    • occultist receives when he lifts himself to the beings we call the
    • when we look at them with occult vision; but there is a difference.
    • occultist gradually rises and which, when one first becomes acquainted
    • with them, are somewhat difficult; but today we will place these
    • In speaking of man he is described as he reveals himself to occult
    • Occult Science,
    • of these lectures. I have already said that it is difficult to come to
    • extremely difficult to arouse concepts within us concerning that which
    • occultist when he looks up to the Seraphim, we try to grasp such means
    • Spirit, Son, and Father. When we look up to such a being with occult
    • our observations, give the following information revealed by occult
    • we call the Spirits of Motion or Movement. Now to the occultist, such
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    • occultism, Luciferic Spirits.
    • occultist who follows the spiritual events in the cosmos, this globe
    • which is seen out there is not what the occultist calls Saturn; to him
    • Saturn, is to the occultist Saturn. For to him not only is that which
    • not only that which gleams in the heavens, for the occultist knows,
    • occult vision teaches him that, as a matter of fact, a sort of
    • (a,a,a, in the diagram). So that if with occult vision we regard this
    • draw the Saturn of the occultist thus: — as a much flattened
    • if we add an idea which we can gain in a similar manner from occult
    • planet (the inner circle). That to the occultist, is not Jupiter: to
    • true occult Jupiter.
    • a boundary, gives form to this etheric substance which in an occult
    • substances, certain masses of ether, so that what we call occult
    • Saturn, occult Jupiter, comes into being. Now let us ask: How would it
    • existence as occult planets; the most external of these flattened
    • from the Sun, centrifugally; he brings about the occult Saturn, which
    • Thus to occult vision what we observe in the stellar world, is
    • occultists. To those people who from a materialistic standpoint object
    • aid what occult vision can actually see. It is certainly abundantly
    • proved to occult vision that what must he described with the physical
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    • ways in which occult consciousness actually penetrates to a sort of
    • with the occult, esoteric, mystical consideration, to seek a way from
    • are so difficult for the external consciousness to place in the
    • by the occult-esoteric methods we will now pass on to this external
    • planet. Occult vision teaches us that, just as this whole system of
    • disposal, directs his occult vision to the other planets of our own
    • Spirits of Wisdom; — thus far the results for occult vision are
    • we try to direct our occult vision to another planet — to Mars,
    • Now we can also direct our occultly developed vision to the Sun
    • occult vision to the fixed star, thus in our system to the Sun, we
    • bodies present themselves to occult vision? If directed to the moon,
    • which revolves round our earth, what forms of activity does occult
    • Occult vision finds upon the moon nothing of that which is developed
    • Neither of these is to be found by occult vision upon our moon. It
    • are to be met with upon the earth; when an occultist uses such
    • forward human evolution and if we then turn our occult sight to the
    • moon, strange to say we find these forces existing there. Occult
    • Greek to our own — if we acquire an occult vision of the forces
    • Now, before we continue to study the results of occult investigation
    • consideration if, from the point of view of occultism, we further
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    • occult schooling, to translate ourselves to some extent into the
    • You can gain an idea of this, at first theoretically — for occult
    • says: “If that which now actually appears to our occult vision
    • what we see there.” To our occult consciousness the moon tells of
    • seen by occult vision; I do not wish to speak in abstractions, which
    • things as they appear to occult vision. The impression one then
    • planetary system; for by fixing occult vision upon the moon, we have
    • As a second attempt of occult observation we must once more look away
    • we can only again have the whole which appears before our occult
    • focus our occult gaze upon our present-day sun; — that is, when
    • if we try to have the occult impression of the sun, not by day, but by
    • before the sun is no reason for the occult vision to have no
    • physical eyes, it is not so for occult sight. On the contrary, if we
    • try in clear daylight to direct our occult vision to the sun, the
    • physical harm, in gaining a good occult impression of it. Hence in the
    • an occult impression of the sun by day; they were taught that they
    • to direct their occult vision to the sun, through the physical earth,
    • in occult writings are most correctly understood if no endeavor is
    • very difficult to heal the sick with mere symbols. In the second place
    • the Rhine. Altogether it is very difficult for me to imagine how a
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    • Till now I have only been able to say that the occult vision which
    • of its activity. Occult science cannot ascribe an ego to the animal in
    • animal; indeed in the realm of occultism we are even convinced that
    • Occult vision shows us that the cause of the varieties of the animal
    • case. If we direct our gaze to a certain direction in space, occult
    • astral plane,” that really means that when occult vision wishes
    • be found on the earth, occult vision can only discover for the animal
    • was traced back in occultism to the Spirit of Motion who works down
    • book. Of all the great truths taught by the true occultist,
    • occultism, and in these subtle and great truths things must not be
    • to occult vision with regard to the plants; that not only in their
    • occult vision to the planet, but to the sun, we shall find the
    • Occult Science or
    • investigate occultly, we can distinguish a differentiation because we
    • manner — and everyone who is acquainted with the occult facts in
    • humanity from their occult foundations. They were conscious of having
    • this being existed. Zarathustra said that the occult vision directed
    • Christ. He was the portal through which occult vision could be
    • important, so many occult truths have prevailed, if we were to confuse
    • what we have been able to learn through occultism with regard to such
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    • Again, when we trace with occult vision what is really in question, we
    • arrive at the following result. In the sense of occultism we must, in
    • certain way with the nature of the mineral. Now occult investigation
    • occultism always starts from reality and seeks to find the origin of
    • this or that, names are so bestowed in occultism that the name points
    • the second principle of a being of the mineral kingdom. The occult
    • Therefore the occult schools which have to investigate such matters
    • the planets; and indeed in such a way that occult observation has been
    • tin as main substance; from Mars, iron; and in the occult sense, from
    • of true occult nomenclature) produced creatively by Mercury, on
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • by occult investigation as quite separate, outside the mineral; but it
    • something very remarkable is seen. If we investigate occultly the
    • planets, but by the sun. Hence the occultist has allotted gold to the
    • occultism. You know that the Bible, in Genesis, states that man was
    • forces should work from the moon (which occult vision perceives as
    • shine. — Hence if occult vision searches for these spirits on the moon,
    • it is not difficult in this external fact which we encounter in the
    • physical world, to see the symbol of a deep occult connection. The sun
    • Now when we turn our occult vision to the moon, that which the
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    • the people, if I were to describe what emanated from such a cult
    • the Apis cult, for example — in the way of popular medicines for
    • depended upon the initiates in these cult centers to provide the
    • emphasized in all the following laws that occult powers stand behind
    • only to something abstract, but also to something by which occult
    • people engaged in agriculture. That is why — so conclude the scholars
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    • difficult conditions. We will be better able to understand why this is
    • faculties present during Kali Yuga man would now develop new spiritual
    • faculties. So we approach a period in which new natural capacities and
    • We study spiritual science so that these faculties, which are at first
    • prepare the conditions whereby these faculties can flourish and
    • believe in the progressive development of man's faculties, and we
    • now, when man with his more advanced faculties should be able to
    • etheric Christ are perhaps in a more difficult situation than those
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • external exoteric culture, created through many centuries, then
    • the 20th or 21st year of life? Here we must observe, by occult means,
    • be tested by the methods of ordinary anatomy or physiology. By occult
    • occultist can tell us this.
    • If we survey all that the occultist can teach, we come to a curious
    • Indian culture, we see the seven holy Rishis, in whose souls there
    • Then came the Zarathustra culture. Zarathustra spoke, when he directed
    • spiritual in the sun, this is what the later Persian culture called
    • now is in our culture, is a sort of reminiscence of the old Moon-time.
    • As the culture of the seven holy Rishis is a sort of reminiscence of
    • the old Saturn-time, as the Zarathustra culture is a reminiscence of
    • the old Sun-time, so is the Osiris-culture a reminiscence of the old
    • such culture as does not make use of the Gospels or the name of
    • Christ, culture which may have come to birth under the influence of
    • human culture, I need an impulse from the spiritual worlds, in order
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    • Egyptians also pointed; and which the fourth post-Atlantean cultural
    • can be examined by occultists as a fact. With the same love, with the
    • of Jesus of Nazareth appears from the standpoint of pure occultism you
    • a task in the world is different from the cultures which have
    • We can study such a thing especially well if we examine occultly the
    • Occult study shows us that every pain which is inflicted on a
    • been without man, what happens then? Now, you see, occult research
    • pains, the compensation will be created. This is the occult truth,
    • The last culture epoch before the Graeco-Latin looked up to Christ, to
    • then that the fourth post-Atlantean culture period ran its course in
    • the worlds beyond, as the third culture epoch had still done. The
    • initiator of a certain line of Greek culture, in an earlier
    • an hypothesis, but a fact of the super-sensible worlds. The cultivation
    • literally, serve the cultivation of the Christian initiation, that
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    • churches Mass was read according to the strictest Cult, giving
    • people the feeling that they couldn't live without the Cult.
    • his preaching was with great difficulty because he could only
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
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    • cultivated in children. But through such thinking, which Goethe and
    • materialism in civilization and culture, to drag the whole of earthly
    • Occult Science
    • in relation with the pre-earthly existence, but it is difficult to
    • describe. Since it is difficult to characterize, I shall express this
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • cultural life of the West. One feels that in Oxford — a town
    • influential centers of culture, is nevertheless an evolutionary
    • taken by Middle Europe and its cultural life, the leading centers of
    • culture emancipated themselves in the thirteenth, fourteenth and
    • which were read by those who played a part in shaping the cultural
    • learned or scholarly but possessing an average degree of culture, and
    • stout-heartedness in cultural life. Where is it then? — so asks
    • cultivate science. What does it matter to us if Nature is an artist?
    • lay on his couch breathing with difficulty and said: “Open the
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • difficulties of the inner life among the youth at Universities and
    • imagination cast an eye over the higher forms of culture in recent
    • having been badly educated and yet difficulties in life are
    • look at my book, Occult Science, it will be brought home to you.
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • nothing by way of experience. External culture, which alleges such
    • external, visible forms of culture when he is awake, but only in
    • that this mood was deliberately cultivated. At the end of the
    • is an example which I am only quoting for the sake of cultural
    • faculties of vision you will be able to see that even though Caesar
    • cultivated here as Anthroposophy and what is pursued in other places
    • effect upon our dead cultural life. The Spirit must be the lightning
    • which strikes our dead culture and kindles it to renewed life.
    • densest of materialists. It is really terribly difficult for one to
    • the human race. The fully conscious human being feels the culture of
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • the different cultural conditions in which they occur. The view of
    • itself in German culture in a most tragic way. We need only mention
    • with it he absorbed the whole spirit of Greek culture.
    • was not a personality to shut himself off from the general culture.
    • substance of life to him — that already in Greek culture there
    • culture, and held that the influence working so destructively upon
    • faculty of understanding driving away the old spirituality.
    • character of Greek culture as it appears in the writings of
    • idea that the true and living Greek culture has a kind of pessimism
    • Greeks, the art they cultivated in the time of their prime was the
    • because I want to have a thermometer for culture by which we can read
    • cultural evolution. During Nietzsche's youth the store of ideas
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    • his soul. He was endowed with the faculty of perception for what he
    • the faculty of perception of the divine-spiritual in the old sense
    • and in the nineteenth century a history of culture was established.
    • primal revelation faded out. Human beings lost the faculty for being
    • new faculty — the faculty of drawing out of the human
    • see, this suited the old, who held the control of culture in their
    • same time developed the faculty for moral intuitions. Already at the
    • Occult Science.
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • cultural pedagogics, which is directed towards confidence,
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    • I am placing before you an idea difficult to describe accurately,
    • difficulty.
    • gradually we enter this fire, because if one possesses the faculty of
    • difficult to give ancient thoughts in a suitable form considering we
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • man's spiritual culture. Today, in order to find the bridge to
    • culture of Southern Europe, or in certain districts of Northern
    • idea of what gave the tone to the cultural life of the time. The
    • being possessed the faculty of receiving thoughts by revelation.
    • as the Graeco-Latin culture, as the culture of the East. These
    • cultures were extraordinarily intermixed up to the fourth century;
    • if since the fifteenth century man has lost the faculty of perceiving
    • anatomists, but one can see that it was difficult for Hyrtl. He
    • among those who, participating in the cultural life, did not really
    • penetrate into it because they felt dissatisfied with a culture
    • the Spirit on the path of thought, which although difficult to tread
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture IX
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • culture to which man has so far advanced.
    • however, exceedingly important for life. If culture is to find roots
    • Today this is one of the weightiest of all cultural questions.
    • great problems of world-culture. If one really looks into life today
    • older cultural order; it was of the nature of art. Today too we need
    • of mind and heart. All our present culture is expressed in a withered
    • phantasy. But the stimulus to acquire the faculty for perceiving this
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • connection with the general development of Greek culture up to the
    • the terminology of my Occult Science. At the zenith of Greek culture,
    • of Greek culture, we should bear in mind that the Greeks were still
    • cultural conditions. For Eduard von Hartmann said to me: “There
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XI
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • child still has the faculty of grasping the world with his whole
    • not many people do nowadays because they find it too difficult
    • into something no longer spells culture with us. Culture is what the
    • tremendously learned. To be tremendously learned is not difficult.
    • get through to man as a whole — our head culture sets itself
    • modern culture does nothing to develop a sense for this. But this
    • pictures that are capable of growth, we stimulate in him the faculty
    • is needed. Otherwise our culture will reach the point which it is
    • culture. He said: When one looks at human beings today, they cannot
    • was the cultural dread I met with in this man in the last third of
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XII
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    • hoping to carry the new Waldorf education into modern culture, he stressed
    • quite new conditions in human evolution, conditions difficult to
    • epoch of culture men overlooked all they saw in the outer world and
    • in the epoch of the first post-Atlantean culture, the Mysteries were
    • of these potatoes because men have lost the faculty of getting right
    • another age came in my book Occult Science. I have called it the old
    • being more in a form of light. Man had the faculty of perceiving this
    • then came the epoch of the third post-Atlantean culture. One felt the
    • culture, mummified the human body. In the epoch of the old Indian
    • culture, mummification would have made no sense; it would have been a
    • this is the difficulty in our life of soul; we have to live into this
    • gives its special coloring to the whole of our cultural development.
    • certain sense men are afraid of it. If we had a cultural psychology
    • suffering from the great cultural disease of modern times,
    • such things in speaking about cultural phenomena. Read the first
    • difficult for me to distinguish by their outer sheaths between a
    • all are caught. In the centers of culture which have retained
    • ashamed to talk about education. But under the cultural conditions of
    • in older cultural epochs. Education was not talked about in earlier
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    • being could only keep going with difficulty, by preserving and
    • difficulty could man protect himself from having his innermost life
    • now consider how infinitely difficult it is today not to be
    • metamorphosis of the dragon, all external culture too is an outcome
    • must no longer nurture the dragon by cultivating a science with
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture I: The Power and Mission of Michael
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    • faculties of his head, but indirectly through the effect of the rest
    • For, the influences upon human spiritual and cultural life do have a
    • triad. We can observe very clearly in modern culture that the
    • are a cultural maya and have sprung from the great delusion of modern
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture II: The Michael revelation.
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    • drawn your attention to such products of culture as Milton's
    • artistically as well as spiritually outstanding products of culture we
    • Hence the difficulty in our time of arriving at a pure concept of the
    • evolution. Through the culture of the centuries we have become
    • Thus in ancient Hebrew occultism, the Yahve-revelation was called the
    • that within them the latent faculty is ready to be awakened which is
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture III. Michaelic Thinking.
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    • distinguished faculty of man.
    • to the beautiful, we would cultivate those forces in us which lead
    • as I have just put forward enter human cultural evolution. You know
    • culture, yet in ancient Greece it was still possible to devote oneself
    • one-sidedly to the cultivation of beauty, for mankind at that time had
    • longer indulge in the cultivation of the merely beautiful. This would
    • enables us to see in man a super-sensible being, we cultivate within us
    • the faculty of perceiving the Christ impulse in our midst, everywhere,
    • effort to cultivate the consciousness which, right from the outset,
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture IV: The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse.
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    • The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse. Self-knowledge and its Permeation of the Three Strata of Consciousness
    • Mystery of Golgotha there begins, out of Greek culture, a kind of
    • Greek culture in its entirety — also in art the same trend is
    • the last echo of a primeval culture of mankind no longer appreciated
    • back to those times in which a Mystery culture that extended over the
    • Occult Science, an Outline,
    • culture. It had its origin in the ancient Mysteries into which those
    • culture in its entirety if one does not focus one's attention upon the
    • demonstrable culture. We can best judge what has happened here if we
    • culture in which Greek civilization was rooted. What has remained is a
    • mode of thinking is only the last echo of the Mystery culture, for
    • this culture of the Mysteries was rich in content. Spiritual facts
    • visualize the following: In a pre-historical age, the culture of the
    • for me to describe this to you graphically. Visualize the culture of
    • culture in very ancient times. This culture of the Mysteries — I
    • have the last ramification, the echo of the ancient Mystery culture.
    • height. Greek culture stood at an end. We stand at a beginning.
    • their own self will sense this faculty — which will be theirs
    • look back; it then will sense this faculty only as a deficiency.
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  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
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    • as an oddity, but with a certain cultural-historical sagacity, then
    • concepts and ideas as they had been transmitted by Greek culture. Then
    • argumentation is somewhat simple, but it points to the difficulty that
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
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    • The Michael Culture of the Future
    • The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will. The Michael Culture of the Future
    • perception and conceptual view of the world. In my Occult Science,
    • culture which reaches back into such ancient times, the primeval
    • Indian culture. We may say: the human head organism of that time was
    • If I am to characterize the world conception of the third culture
    • bring it into consciousness again. Therefore Indian Yoga culture is an
    • times, quite particularly in the Indian culture, but which had been
    • asks: Why did Indian Yoga culture try to call it back, what did it
    • third cultural age, something was understood within man that at the
    • under the after-effects of the culture in which a twofold element is
    • going back to Yoga culture; that has passed. For the breathing process
    • post-Atlantean cultural period. Roughly speaking, we might say: In the
    • third post-Atlantean cultural epoch the human being breathed soul; today he breathes air. Not only our thoughts have
    • three millennia ago, lived in a night culture. Yahve revealed himself
    • of thought and culture. This ancient way of comprehending the Mystery
    • in primeval culture. But this power of comprehension is gradually
    • arise which will signify for us what the Yahve culture signified for
    • called Michael culture. If we move through the world with the
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    • feeling and willing. It will not be difficult for you to understand
    • our materialistic culture such things perish even in remote regions.
    • It is not too difficult to observe that the moments of waking up and
    • Wakefulness of thinking is a faculty which has never been lacking to
    • thinking which is a mark of our culture. To have thoughts that can be
    • however, may be cultivated in a certain way. We have previously
    • described several ways of cultivating it; today we shall add the
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    • what it is spiritually that under-lies such a difficult time. To be
    • of that which here in the physical world, is very difficult to see
    • significance of the occultist's statement that, in starting from an
    • It is, in general, very difficult to speak to human beings of the
    • inclined family which does not cultivate spiritual thoughts, he is
    • stars” when the forties of last century approached. If occultists
    • catastrophic age, our present difficult times have become a necessity.
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    • but had difficulty in persuading her to continue. She
    • to make it into a cultural fact.
    • difficulties, and Jung himself offers this example.
    • see, you have there one of the points in the cultural life of
    • pitilessly to the cultured man that he is still a barbarian,
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    • cultural development. And psychoanalysis is not content
    • so-called man of culture, needs particularly to be mindful of
    • these things. For present culture has this peculiarity, that it
    • culture: the Indian, the old Persian, the Chaldean-Egyptian,
    • the sixth postatlantean culture period? It may be easily
    • statement regarding the sixth culture period. He had
    • Occult Science, an Outline,
    • present fifth postatlantean culture period. In it I say
    • preparation for the fifth culture period. Dessoir, reading
    • said about the culture period with what had been stated
    • centuries. Thus he says “sixth culture
    • Occult Science,
    • this chapter alone will prove the difficulties against which
    • there is no danger of this since the three faculties then
    • into regions of great difficulty if it yields to
    • must enter, must enter even the general culture of the period,
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    • assume that, as a result of employing this or that occult
    • domain of occultism can save you from falling into error. It is
    • must undertake research within the occult field, and learn to
    • only in the slow occult training of the soul. As we go on
    • that we learn to do in the occult realm what we would have to
    • confront us in the occult field.
    • we may not find this too difficult we may place this event back
    • account. You see, if progress in occultism is desired
    • further in occultism, for that which relates to higher
    • spiritual cultures on earth, and because she had never gone
    • many things upon the occult plane, but the power of
    • in the physical world who was a liar had difficulty in
    • This application of the law is to be seen only in occult
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    • super-sensible faculties. (Tr.)]
    • occultism deuteroscopy, or second sight. With all this I
    • [This term as used by Rudolf Steiner, denotes a super-sensible faculty (Tr.)]
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    • culturally creative. This dishonesty must be driven from the
    • field of creative culture — which it actually
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    • often designated these five epochs of culture as the old Indian, old
    • Thus we can say of our own epoch of culture, of the fifth
    • come, i.e., to prepare the sixth period of culture as much as
    • sixth period of culture can only be understood by entering a little
    • faculties will exist in that incarnation which follows the present
    • one. As the faculties of man have changed during the five epochs of
    • culture, so they will also change into the sixth, and a great number
    • through their whole mood of soul, that their faculties have
    • we speak is only comprehensible to those faculties of our soul which
    • who knows occult perception, real spiritual perception, the method of
    • innermost being of man, through what we cultivate in a real sense in
    • of culture will be that these people will not be limited by single
    • This is the right cultivation of that soul-faculty of which we have
    • spoken. This soul-faculty so develops, that not only those just
    • faculty of remembering the previous ego. Humanity was once
    • — it is a matter of having cultivated the ego in this
    • incarnation, or not. If one has not cultivated it, it is not there as
    • now cultivate their individuality; those, however, who do not develop
    • human faculty of remembering backwards. It is only a question of our
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    • attacks the Gospels, and for this it is truly not difficult to find
    • of culture. This Zarathustra was incarnated there, he was the teacher
    • of our era, to develop those faculties which he possessed, through
    • faculties which he possessed in soul and spirit, because the
    • faculties which come over from an earlier incarnation. And so, in the
    • understand what special faculties were imparted to him, then we must
    • human beings, but they still had the faculty to see the spirit which
    • intellectual culture.
    • various faculties are gradually acquired. Our present way of seeing,
    • from one individuality. Faculties which are to become common to a
    • Those faculties which relate especially to a combination turned away
    • number, and weight, these faculties which tend especially not to see
    • nothing called the discoverer of arithmetic, that means, that faculty
    • as a perfect instrument, that just that faculty which makes use of the
    • And now this faculty, which was laid as a seed from out the spiritual
    • of this faculty now occurred through the succeeding generations, while
    • the corresponding faculties, which were implanted as seed in Abraham,
    • themselves. This old clairvoyance was bound to faculties which came
    • faculties, according to their nature, by expressions derived from the
    • starry constellations. The last faculty which was given up, for the
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    • as inspired occultists, wanted to represent this great event each from
    • human, occult and other aims, and beside this highest human principle,
    • it. Hence it is so infinitely difficult to squeeze into modern words
    • Here we come to an important occult idea, without which you cannot
    • understand at all the evolution of humanity in the sense of occultism.
    • man. But what is a man for occultism? Nothing but Maya! Really, as he
    • earth, there is nothing for the occultist. But forces are streaming
    • works at the plough in the old Persian agriculture. He looks like a
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    • It is extraordinarily difficult to speak of these things.
    • a Spiritual basis, as absolutely Ahrimanic. The occultists of
    • occultists, if it were correct that good consists in the
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    • First we have what we call the physical. This has an occult connection
    • associate the liver. The liver has a specific occult connection with
    • Therefore there is an occult connection between Kama-Manas and the
    • occult connection between the lower Manas and the umbilical cord. If
    • occult connection with the human heart and with the blood.
    • Buddhi (Life-Spirit) has an occult connection with the larynx, and
    • These are the seven occult, relationships. In considering them we have
    • occult connections. A vulture gnaws at Prometheus's liver. The vulture
    • — thirdly, the occult significance, where again a literal
    • The Manu of the fifth root-race. In the English version of An Outline of Occult Science, this Being is called ‘the leader of the Christ-initiates’ or ‘the leader of the Christ-oracle’. (p. 177 in the 1949 edition).
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    • stressed that the last three culture-periods of Atlantis saw the
    • culture-period man's memory was especially developed. The faculty of
    • intellectual combination, the calculating faculty, in short, all that
    • makes up our present-day culture, began in the fifth Atlantean period
    • in fact, since the fifth culture-epoch of Atlantis, a particular host
    • faculties which man had now attained were analogous to their own, to
    • human faculties. Up to this time men had not been Beings of
    • regards these Beings. If you think of the culture-epochs of our fifth
    • root-race — of the ancient Veda culture, then of the ancient
    • Persian culture, of the Chaldean-Egyptian culture, if you think even
    • of the time of the Druid culture, you will find that an objective,
    • the dawn of the fourth culture-epoch, which one can place in about the
    • mind. A Chaldean priest who cultivated astronomy still sought to
    • fully released in the fourth culture-epoch of the fifth root-race.
    • wisdom had now been lost, and had given place to a culture of external
    • process in its occult significance through the profound symbol of the
    • Mysteries were taught the occult meaning of this saga. They were
    • in them for the ancient culture which had obtained when the sun had
    • human culture; then it had been carried into distant Mystery-schools.
    • from the third to the fourth culture-epoch of our present root-race.
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    • regions. In the north there still remained something from the culture
    • bearer of the elements of Atlantean culture into these parts.
    • Mysteries. He is the bearer of the spiritual culture of that time.
    • foundation of Christianity. Sieg had to lead this northern culture to
    • culture to its downfall. Its spiritual content declines and is
    • this that makes the possessor of these higher occult faculties
    • had these faculties. They originated in Atlantis, Atlantean initiates
    • harsh difficulties of the external world. It has both to possess
    • earlier stages of northern culture. Hagen kills him and thus
    • remnants of Atlantean culture. An earlier stage of culture has been
    • in the Atlantean culture are a hindrance to further development, they
    • culture. In. fact the historic Attila, who was called ‘the scourge of
    • who fought at the head of his people with quite outstanding occult
    • belonged to an earlier culture, and who were represented by Hagen, had
    • European culture. Here we have an indication of the dawn of
    • earlier culture avenges itself on the culture which has brought about
    • culture of preparation, which lasted until a higher initiation
    • evolved. And that is the important point. It was a culture that
    • culture has come so far that it has human initiates and the
    • progressive culture, here in the north we find a mood of suspense, of
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    • cultural community arose. Then we have the sub-race of the Flame,
    • that is the Persian cultural community. Then we have what we call
    • branch. The fourth cultural community is the one which produced Greece
    • that of the World, the culture within which we ourselves live,
    • the culture of the present stage of evolution, which will be replaced
    • by a cultural community coming from Asia.
    • rightly, except in cultural communities guided by priestly rulers.
    • Hence caste is only to be found in the authentic priestly cultures, in
    • divine inspiration. Hence in the Indian and Egyptian cultures we have
    • with agriculture. Little by little these castes are to attain
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    • ideas of occult teaching for some time. Hence, they may well wish to
    • What will be taken up in these lectures are the occult symbols and
    • this is not the concern of occultism. In order to understand what the
    • occultist says about the pentagram, we must at first call to mind the
    • know that the etheric body belongs to the sphere of the occult; it is
    • physical bony framework. Thus, when the occultist speaks of the
    • meaning of a symbol. All signs and symbols that we meet in occultism
    • place them before one's inner eye; then they lead to occult
    • based on occultism. Whenever a prophet or a founder of a religion
    • do because he considers it an ingenious picture. The occultist bases
    • ingenious, but truthful! As an occultist one must give up lawless
    • and the occultist expresses this relationship differently from the
    • Now occult astronomy has carried on exact investigations of this
    • one another that occult astronomy has determined. It proceeded from
    • seemingly resting motionless. In the sense of true occult research,
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    • understand something of occultism produced some object in the outer
    • buildings were adepts in occultism. They were, to a certain degree,
    • occultist, however, knows that this is only one of the lesser
    • conditions. First, there is the solid, called Earth in occultism;
    • then the fluid, called Water in occultism — not only the water
    • matter, called Air in occultism. There is one still finer condition,
    • occultist knows that Fire can be compared with Earth, Water and Air,
    • would come to Light. What we, in the occult sense, term Earth, Water,
    • small extent by egotism. The occultist says that the snake is the
    • occultist the fish is something that has been born out of the
    • the occultist the butterfly is the symbol for it. He designates it as
    • is the fire being for the occultist.
    • So, the occultist
    • considerations how deeply symbols and occult signs are connected with
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    • of numbers. When speaking of occult signs and symbols, it is
    • an idea of what is meant when it is said of the old occult
    • materialistic culture of our times it will appear as mere playfulness
    • numbers 1, 3, or 7. Real occult teaching knows nothing of witchcraft
    • say. In all occultism the One has always designated the indivisible
    • the number of revelation in occultism. This means that whatever
    • the Divinity revealing itself. There is a statement in occultism that
    • occultism that two is the number of revelation but not the number of
    • occultism by people who do not really know, that all development runs
    • this change had to be. There is an occult statement that says that
    • The occultist says
    • be passed before this happens. Such ancient occult principles are of
    • expression for this that holds good in all occult schools: 1 = (2-x)
    • - (1+x). [Ed: see Note 1]. This is an occult
    • arranged that the One results. It indicates that, as occultists, we
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    • by occultists of all times, is man himself. The human being has
    • contained in miniature in man. This may at first be difficult to
    • necessary to consider the development of the world from the occult
    • standpoint. The occultist knows, for example, that men would not have
    • nevertheless so for the occultist. You must not forget the fact that
    • daring, or, as the occultist says, the kingly traits of the human
    • by the occultist “the trumpet tones of the angels,” will
    • before your eyes in a few words. The occultist who has acquainted
    • creative word spoken into it. The occultist presents this space into
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    • one could speak more openly from the sources of Western occultism,
    • which is no other than the occultism of the East transplanted and
    • of occultism which have been faithfully treasured in the Mysteries of
    • into Western occultism and into the teaching and investigations of
    • can be called a difference — is that Western occultism has to
    • occultism, of that which has its derivation from the hidden Western
    • of that wisdom, could only understand it with great difficulty; it
    • difficulty. In ancient Atlantean times, before the great catastrophe,
    • of this the true primeval wisdom has always been cultivated and has
    • Let me show you an example of the difficulty there is in
    • greatest difficulty to all those who want to explain it within the
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    • occult schools and the mysteries, streams forth from now on to all
    • have had to show, by means of a comparatively difficult example, how
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    • Beings who surround it, and who acquired their faculties in earlier
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    • day culture in general. On a certain territory, (let us take Germany,
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    • difficulty for man consists in his fixed idea that a physical body
    • must necessarily have a definite outline. It is difficult for a man
    • astronomical Venus (Mercury in the occult sense of the Mysteries).
    • observe what is evolving up there on Venus. (Occult Mercury). There
    • (occult Mercury) in the fire flames, and the spirits of Mercury
    • (occult Venus) in the rushing wind as their executive. ‘And God
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    • feeing of opposition; but if one is firmly grounded in Occultism one
    • real Occultism that the consciousness of the true significance of the
    • every Occultist knows, and which may be explained some time in more
    • faculties and processes of the human being, was comprised, for
    • third epoch of the earth. Therefore Egyptian Occultism repeats in a
    • features of the Egyptian civilisation. Therefore the culture of Egypt
    • was closely related to the constellation of the Bull, and to the cult
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    • Another difficulty seems to have arisen because I said that the
    • varied elements of civilisation and of culture. This has all to reach
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    • The first observation I have to make is difficult, perhaps even
    • of force, but also fully conscious of facts known to every occultist
    • A we said before, all this is extremely difficult for the modern mind
    • difficult for men to understand, even for those who have advanced to
    • until he, Paul, had his own personal occult experience of the fact
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    • sense is a very rare faculty in our present time it does exist, and
    • the faculty of seeing, knowing and experiencing without the help of
    • difficulties for the etheric body than for the astral body in this
    • are the result of spiritual labour in the mysteries, in the occult
    • and enrich him with the mysteries if he has cultivated his organs in
    • consider the result. It is not difficult to imagine, from what has
    • physical death? Only by cultivating certain feelings and shades of
    • to ascend into the higher worlds, cultivate the other side of our
    • something is connected which it is very difficult for man to bear. It
    • occult science. It is the same with that which we breathe. The moment
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    • passions, or cultivates thoughts of different nature according to the
    • super-sensible faculties of perception. Man then first learns to know
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    • culture, of whom history knows very little and the length of whose
    • wisdom-beings to be found today by occult research which we encounter
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    • high demands were made of the pupil of the Mysteries and of Occult
    • all the cultured life of today. Before the mighty catastrophe which
    • faculty for penetrating through the outer veils of the sense world to
    • stream of culture arises here or there and continually produces new
    • certain definite point of cultural evolution, a side influence must
    • wherein consists the difference between these two streams of culture?
    • This faculty, in the
    • aright. But where the two faculties of penetrating through the
    • of ancient Atlantean culture, preserved over the post Atlantean times
    • ancient Indian culture. But more to the north, in the region of
    • Zarathustrian culture. When we investigate this Zarathustrian culture
    • culture, attached less importance to inner, mystical absorption, and
    • world was developed in ancient Persian culture under the leadership
    • find in that wonderful Celtic culture which really underlies all
    • other European culture the remnant of what arose as a result of the
    • Zarathustrian culture in so far as the characteristics of their
    • kind of spiritual life and culture. Since the bodily organism is a
    • derived that spiritual culture which led finally to the mastery of
    • cultivating that which represents the light of Lucifer. In this way
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    • so-called Apollonian culture and mysteries were developed, and on the
    • other the culture and mysteries of Dionysos. Such a division is to be
    • kind of mystery cult was known as the Dionysian mystery and its
    • division in the spiritual culture of the Greeks. In more modern times
    • into the Apollonian and Dionysian mystery cults. These occurrences
    • according to their capacities. The man who has cultivated a rich
    • human life and was difficult of attainment even for those who had
    • difficult for an initiate of the ancient Hebraic world to find
    • faculty of penetrating through the forces of the soul life into the
    • humanity will transform its spiritual culture and the Christ will
    • is first understood by external occult faculties. And all the
    • descriptions of this first occult Christian school are of a kind that
    • the spiritual faculties that mature in the spirit of individual men
    • the other faculties through which we understand the world are
    • spiritual faculties are intensified and elaborated through
    • in Rosicrucian science it is Lucifer who gives us the faculty for
    • schools of initiation, wherein the spiritual faculties have been
    • intensification of spiritual forces and faculties, and to pour this
    • spiritual faculties illuminated by Lucifer, is the inner and
    • Bringer.’ No faculties for penetration into that region can
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    • culture we must clearly realise that the conditions were quite
    • paralysed. The faculty of seeing into the spiritual world was
    • faculty. It is very difficult indeed, even for those who have a
    • means of the spiritual faculty that is bound up with the physical
    • true that by means of occult research we can substantiate the fact
    • of their decadence clairvoyant consciousness was cultivated in these
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    • intellectual concepts of modern culture.
    • turning contemplation were, in people of a certain period of culture,
    • difficult for ordinary consciousness to transport itself into that
    • wonderful post-Atlantean culture and to identify itself with a soul
    • ‘Outline of Occult Science,’
    • and the present cultural epochs; in the Graeco-Latin period came the
    • Christ Event. Our culture epoch will be followed by another and this
    • kind. Many such persons even if they have not advanced to occult
    • the Persian Mysteries which cultivated the inner life were the
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    • which are in a comparative sense the most difficult to master.
    • intellect, we must turn to occult science and ask what is that which
    • not at the moment imagine that this is very difficult to understand,
    • science, wherever it is truly cultivated that with Christ, something
    • European occult teaching not only knows the Bodhisattva, it also
    • word. This cultivation of occult knowledge in the West by means of
    • cultivating right feeling about the spiritual world and all that is
    • cultivate this right feeling we gradually make our spiritual forces
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • spiritual research and for bringing back spiritual truths difficult
    • to the ground; it fails to employ all the faculties at the
    • abodes where the higher spiritual life was cultivated, where the
    • give an idea of genuine occult physiology and anatomy, which
    • Occult physiology speaks of Sun and Moon elements of the
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • equilibrium. It is not difficult to carry such logic ad absurdum.
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    • The next question is difficult but important. How does
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    • development for them. They had a more difficult task than the Saturn
    • this faculty had to appear before the sense of visualization, before
    • visualization, when a higher faculty such as memory is to be
    • European peoples, who had postponed their cultural development, did
    • In such considerations we find the means for comprehending all cultural
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    • how difficult it is to visualize a triangle un-symbolized,
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • force that penetrates with difficulty into that other soul force that
    • reasoning we mean mental activity, the faculty that desires to
    • He will find it difficult to endow abstract concepts with sufficient
    • longer cope with the physical plane without the aid of occult
    • research. Science must inevitably err without occult science as a
    • approach. If the occultist will not only learn this but count it
    • with no knowledge of occultism whatever, approached the study of the
    • right had it not been for his complete ignorance of every occult
    • deal with the ego, with immortality. The stream of occult research,
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    • Classification of the Faculties of the Human Soul, appearing
    • was achieved in its field by Western culture in the last centuries
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • of a certain self-cultivation, a certain self-education through
    • perceiving how difficult it is to prove anthroposophy as such. Truth
    • difficult to see how anywhere in the wide world any argument could be
    • Its Attainment and in my Occult Science I omitted the
    • Attainment, or in the second part of Occult Science, you
    • much more difficult for the occidental than, for example, for the
    • reason to inform ourselves concerning the difficulties encountered by
    • will meet with great difficulties. One of the tasks of anthroposophy
    • steeped in the occidental cultural life, would achieve recognition of
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • difficulty arises in our having but the one word in English: there is
    • Brentano classifies our psychic faculties as
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    • to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them
    • some cases it will even be difficult to understand the context
    • difficulty in recognizing a fact that to us appears fundamental: that
    • the struggle with such difficulties, Frohschammer. Wrestling with
    • the imaginative world we have the whole cultural evolution of man,
    • course of the cultural evolution of the earth man must become,
    • of culture is the counterpart of imaginative man, so the world of
    • into himself throughout a long cultural evolution what he must so
    • such exalted regions that it would be extraordinarily difficult to
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    • occult teaching was not disowned as it is today by materialistic
    • time and then think how difficult it is to make the violet or some
    • ‘Occultists’; at the third stage they were ‘Warriors,’ at the fourth,
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    • Mithras-cult and in the Indian Mysteries of Brahman. Everywhere the
    • before the world the occult truths imparted to him in the temple. The
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    • is of all mysteries the most difficult for mankind to grasp, namely,
    • very deepest and most difficult Mysteries to understand. From the
    • through inherited clairvoyant faculties, can feel himself penetrating
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    • it was possible, through faculties that were a heritage from the days
    • follows about the Nertus or Hertha cult:
    • In the ancient cult of the Wanen it became known in
    • symbolised later on by the Nertus cult. The whole experience was
    • consciousness. This is hinted at in the description of the cult given
    • the cult, slaves who are at once swallowed up as forfeit by the lake,
    • ancient times in the true Hertha cult was advanced about four weeks, it
    • Mephistophelean form of the Hertha cult, the perversion into the
    • old Northern Mystery-cult had proclaimed to the woman about to
    • cult, but in unconsciousness. In the future, however, humanity will
    • from the heavenly heights was not the same in the ancient Nertus cult
    • cult flourished, are also described in the Gospel of St. Luke. I can
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    • the faculty of human understanding to the highest level, a level which
    • faculties of apprehension and thinking — that is to say, inner powers
    • well as the faculties of instinctive clairvoyance, had lost their
    • whom the ancient faculty to gaze into the how of cosmic happenings had
    • universe. The wisdom relating to cosmic happenings was also cultivated
    • masses of the people possessed faculties of instinctive clairvoyance
    • geometry presented to mankind by Euclid had already been cultivated
    • the outer universe belonging to an ancient culture which in its last
    • so, through their faculty of inner vision, the simple shepherds in the
    • faculties developed in specially prepared pupils of the Mysteries
    • Outline of Occult Science.
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    • caused the loss of the faculty to differentiate between the Father God
    • same time schools for the cultivation of the religious life. In these
    • performed the difficult training which brought him to the point of
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    • the knowledge of Christ that can be imparted by occult science. And
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    • the scene of action of the life of earthly culture. There have always
    • — as the chief factor in their culture, of course. What the
    • thought. It is very difficult for people of our day to imagine how
    • form inner faculties. Whereas in the time preceding this the chief
    • faculties, one who carried down a different stream of spiritual life
    • showing itself, in mankind to-day, as the faculty of logical thought.
    • for our intellectual faculties which only appear in the
    • faculties, he could not himself make any use of them. That would have
    • ancient culture among those peoples who had remained behind as regards
    • culture” — a time when not only the “Bards” were
    • (i.e., the Egyptian) there was a profound musical culture in
    • Teacher of primeval times, who put into the human soul the faculty
    • descend to the human stage and make use of all the faculties that are
    • faculties, he could not quite descend. For, in order to bring about
    • what I have described, he required faculties transcending those
    • not make any use of this superior and unusual faculty of soul. This
    • and the spiritual-soul in a particular way as inner faculties —
    • faculties which must draw into man from within. As we are now
    • the progressing and developing inner faculties of man with spiritual
    • being of man to develop this or that faculty within him, but He
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    • faculties. For we must always establish as a golden rule the fact that
    • soul-moods and the difficulties of life, if we were able to ask
    • occult conditions of the soul, to have been a teacher at some time.
    • to cultivate his taste, that he will ask for it of his own accord.
    • inherited tendencies is cultivated, and the spiritual conception of
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    • come about and pass unobserved if people do not cultivate the
    • to develop new capacities, those faculties which were lost in the dark
    • age. Slowly and gradually these are being prepared. These faculties
    • possess them as natural tendencies. These faculties will be seen in a
    • faculties which will be developed in the world of men. Anthroposophy
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    • Christianity would stand for nothing but a dead stream of culture. But
    • The centuries that lie behind us were fitted for cultivating to an
    • faculties by means of which the event of Damascus becomes a personal
    • materialistic thought that they have altogether lost the faculty of
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    • difficult to imagine as it may seem to the man of to-day, who is not
    • in an occult sense, with the polarity between man and woman. In so
    • would be nonsense. We must investigate the occult foundations of this
    • being of man; so that we cannot, in an occult sense, speak as our
    • difficult to manage than the more flexible forms of the female brain.
    • It is truly a more difficult matter to train a male brain for the
    • is more difficult for the male brain, being less pliable and obedient,
    • are to-day the leaders of culture and of the cultured ideas prevalent
    • a culture which has created its ideas with a densified brain, those
    • It is rather difficult to describe in a somewhat short time the
    • little understanding of the deep occult background of cometary life.
    • brings about a new birth in human inner life and culture. I can only
    • man in this century through his newly-awakened faculties, will bring
    • neglect to cultivate the new faculties by which it may find the way to
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    • soul-faculties and processes which man has developed in the course of
    • acquire these faculties with which we, as human souls, are acquainted,
    • Thus, during the Egyptian-Chaldean culture our souls acquired the
    • incarnated in the regions subject to this culture, who, more or less
    • teachings and lofty culture. The lofty culture of ancient Chaldea was
    • in the North, no such lofty culture was sunk into the soul. It
    • remained more or less uncultivated, but on the other hand, in this
    • it waited till the Sentient-Soul had absorbed a certain culture and
    • degree of culture, were able to emphasise their individual ego; they
    • Egyptian-Chaldean culture waited, holding back the ego for a later
    • time, while the European culture developed it prematurely; but the
    • Graeco-Latin culture in a sense kept the balance, for it developed a
    • Egyptian-Chaldean and of the Graeco-Latin culture, where it was
    • the Spiritual world given by the Egyptian and Chaldean cultures. But
    • the new life, it had also acquired other faculties, which served
    • certain symbols — who have in fact cultivated their Sentient-Soul
    • is weak. In Europe we find people who have received less culture
    • Therefore, the stream of culture flowed across from Asia, while the
    • Roman culture on the other side, where the strong ego-feeling was
    • in the Spiritual world. We see that in the culture of Greece there was
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    • the matter itself places us in a difficult position, for the
    • the old Gods, for example in the cult of Adonis or Tammuz, in that
    • Theosophical movement is able to cultivate and preserve the life of
    • not in the books someone may have written. Spirit should be cultivated
    • Man will begin to develop the faculty of seeing before him a picture
    • Such faculties as this are becoming more frequent; new capacities are
    • which he cultivates and perfects his conscience, the more he is doing
    • towards acquiring that higher faculty through which in the form of
    • faculties just described!’ It is very important that we should
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    • of soul is more difficult to attain than we might think. All anxiety,
    • my occult research the following question arose. What is the
    • means of our eyes and ears. Now, however, we encounter a difficulty
    • faculty to sense the working of the beings of the spiritual world, of
    • like a cloud and on the basis of them we must develop the faculty to
    • the further development of man's faculties, a new relation is
    • third period after death, then it is all the more difficult in our
    • It would not be difficult to interpret this explanation as a
    • They are simply objective occult realities. Yet the accusation has
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    • Gradually the soul finds it more and more difficult to retain the
    • readily recognize him. As time goes on this becomes more difficult,
    • occultism such stress is laid upon understanding how Christ came to
    • us to the Sun through the Mystery of Golgotha. Occultism shows that
    • occultist denotes the next sphere as Jupiter. As we proceed the
    • embryonic life begins with a small spherical germ. Occultly, we make
    • died before us and whom we completely forget, finds it difficult to
    • surprising to what extent the cult of the commemoration of the dead
    • is confirmed in its deeper significance by occultism. Those who have
    • becomes exceedingly difficult to establish a connection with the
    • one investigates the matter more closely from a cultural-historical
    • for the cultural life on earth to have changed completely. We do not
    • earth, and he has to acquire the perceptive faculties for life in the
    • to an occultist only after he has made the necessary occult
    • clairvoyance, as is continually stressed in our occultism. We find
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    • If we ponder deeply about the implications of this, occultism can
    • lessen the worth of our ego but we can also augment it. This faculty
    • In the domain of occultism — using the word in its true sense —
    • investigation is difficult and full of complications. Suppose a man
    • domain of the occultism studied here is there anything that does not
    • These findings of occult investigation throw remarkable light on an
    • Occultism reveals that if we feel something of the reality of the
    • Golgotha. This is what is revealed by genuine occult research.
    • Occult research also shows us how we can be prepared to receive the
    • One who truly grasps what occultism can reveal to him about man's
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    • Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life
    • In occult research one cannot check often enough the facts one has
    • known for thousands of years, yet it is difficult to describe them. I
    • myself more intimately again with an important aspect of occultism,
    • difficult to accept because it strikes so deeply against our vanity.
    • spiritual world, do we dwell in this second sphere known in occultism
    • particular passage became fully clear only during recent occult
    • will value all the more its true artists when, as a result of occult
    • The next sphere is termed the Venus sphere in occultism. We now
    • expand our being up to Mercury, which is known as the occult Venus.
    • objective occult research. Beyond the Moon the human being is like a
    • of the realm of occult investigation what has been given to humanity
    • Unless physiology and embryology receive their facts from occult
    • occult investigation has confirmed that the opposite is true. The one
    • it from the aspect of occultism.
    • culture will be accomplished when human beings meet in such a way
    • that each presupposes and then senses the occultly hidden in the
    • love can be cultivated.
    • cultivation of general human love, but it will receive by way of
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    • describe the realm of the occult as is commonly thought. If one
    • Occult Science
    • described from one point of view only. Occult facts are such that we
    • considerable soul difficulties in the super-sensible world. For
    • pupil of occult science after only a little progress. They appear
    • occultism we become Moon dwellers. Our being has expanded to such an
    • system, though first into what the occultist calls the Mercury
    • by means of occult research but we will take two. For instance, let
    • after having passed through the Mercury sphere, which in the occult
    • with the Infinite, with the Divine. Occult investigation observes
    • a fact that presents itself to occult observation as the consequence
    • religions was lost and can only be found again through occult
    • discovered from the occult aspect in modern times. If a Buddhist were
    • occultism. Those human beings who lived on earth before the Mystery
    • confirmed by occultism. Both are the same — the starry heavens
    • obtain through occultism may become impulses in our life of soul and
    • What has been cultivated for years, through the performances of the
    • said out of occult sources. There is nothing similar in any of the
    • my recent occult investigations. They astonished me because they
    • showed how a truth which was established occultly corresponds to what
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    • the needs and the interests of the heart. Occult vision observes
    • kamaloca and they may find one another. Occult investigation shows
    • connected with our faculties in the next life, and we see the
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    • occultly considered, feelings are a mirror image of a realm that does
    • Mercury sphere in occultism. We shall not represent it
    • We encounter other difficulties in connection with sociability in the
    • is particularly difficult. In theory such an understanding is often
    • Now we proceed to other spheres that the occultists terms the spheres
    • through the occult mysteries. The more one strives in this direction,
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    • the day. We would sleep only at night. But our whole cultural life
    • Ancient occult vision penetrated to this point only occasionally.
    • cultivate spirit and soul through spiritual science have a greater
    • External cultural life goes to its downfall. A time will come when
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    • contemporary cultural life have experienced the painful cry of souls
    • come who will consider it important to cultivate a spiritual life
    • be cultivated on earth in the sense of the new spiritual science,
    • must have attained the faculty to perceive. But this faculty cannot
    • content between death and a new birth who have acquired the faculty
    • this faculty between birth and death by evolving a thought content
    • possible to show that a person owed this or that faculty to his
    • There are people who say, “You seek to trace faculties and
    • shows clearly that certain faculties are passed from generation to
    • able to provide the faculty he has perceived and thus bring it to
    • a previous earth life the very faculties needed for that art, unless
    • particular faculties of the soul during the embryonic period or after
    • were conscious of ourselves marks the time when we lost the faculty
    • not letting our innate spirit-powers wither, but of cultivating them
    • occult writings are often more profound than we imagine. When the
    • why we gather in order to cultivate spiritual science. He who works
    • what will lead humanity to cultivate increasingly the spiritual life
    • cultivated faithfully here.
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    • understanding under considerable difficulty, or not at all, because a
    • important — but anthroposophy must also be cultivated more
    • world in reality would not be at all difficult if human beings were
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    • develop certain faculties, that they fail to create instruments for
    • such mystery centers had already developed lofty faculties for
    • fact that the soul of Francis of Assisi, through the higher faculties
    • to develop their faculties here on earth as a result of the
    • presents a difficulty. There was no difficulty as long as the one was
    • presents considerable difficulties today because the general lack of
    • He may possess the faculties to ascend spiritually to the realm of
    • it is important to cultivate a feeling for the task of spiritual
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    • bear a special responsibility in the difficult social conditions of
    • precisely such souls who after death make it difficult for the beings
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    • understand that a man who for a whole lifetime has cultivated only
    • earth sphere. Ambitious people, for instance, who cultivate an
    • he would have liked to do. These situations are not difficult to
    • their faculties and talents they could have achieved in life
    • the aspect of occultism, not from that of ordinary astronomy.
    • an inherent quality of the Mars “culture.” The basis of
    • earth sphere and one who possesses certain initiate faculties
    • endow us with certain faculties. Yesterday I could only go as far as
    • either by the instreaming light or by anything else. Occult
    • had better leave imperfect such faculties as I possess.”
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    • faculty of living directly with the spiritual world because the
    • the faculty of judgment and so forth, but it has robbed man of the
    • faculty to live with the spiritual world.
    • mankind was able to regain this faculty to some extent. Now, however,
    • faculties dwell. Such souls can be seen from the other world, souls
    • who have spiritual thoughts and feelings on earth find it difficult
    • have known on earth who have died before us. It is difficult to speak
    • souls who have cultivated moral feelings and inclinations on earth
    • cult, a Thor cult, and so on. But the European people have accepted
    • we require the faculty to see what is in the spiritual world, but
    • faculty it is not sufficient that one has acquired it. One also has
    • the occult sense, then out to the orbits of Venus, Sun and Mars. One
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    • essentially for himself. Such a being encounters difficulties after
    • cultivated by giving lectures. Within the Anthroposophical Society we
    • a Wotan cult today that would be the equivalent of an occidental
    • to the physical world as the statement made by certain occultists
    • occultly the painting known as “The School of Athens.”
    • discovered only with great difficulty.
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    • It is exceedingly difficult to speak about life after death in words
    • been cultivated. Therefore, such souls remain in the dark in relation
    • behind in the physical world, and who cultivated a spiritual life
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    • we do encounter a difficulty, a great difficulty — not for our
    • difficulty. It is not so easy to say where you would have to take
    • be done.” Here we meet with one of the difficulties which we
    • simply have to admit. For if we refuse to recognize this difficulty
    • in the domain of ordinary thought, we shall not admit the difficulty
    • realize how difficult it really is for men to attain to clarity in
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    • as much as for Realism. In those days it was more difficult to be
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    • idealism; he lacks the faculty for conjuring up ideals in sharp
    • acquainted — and yet here even the easy is difficult
    • ordinary means of cognition.” Occultism! The psychic
    • mood of Occultism!
    • Again, one can be an Occultist throughout all the mental-zodiacal
    • signs. One can even be a thorough Occultist of Materialism. Yes, the
    • rationally-minded scientists of the present day are all occultists of
    • remains in the occult. It is only that they do not like to be called
    • “Occultists”, but they are so in the fullest sense of the
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • Mysticism as Venus, Transcendentalism as Mercury, and Occultism as Moon
    • similar. The Moon remains occult, invisible when it is New Moon; it
    • must have the light of the Sun brought to it, just as occult things
    • remain occult until, through meditation, concentration and so on, the
    • investigations. The connections are not difficult to find when the
    • an Empiricist, a Mystic, a Transcendentalist, an Occultist. All this
    • exercises, the various psychic moods — Occultism, Transcendentalism,
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
    • Mysticism, Transcendentalism, Occultism, and all this moving round
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    • into a spiritual world-outlook, Occultism or something similar;
    • A person who makes a little progress in occult perception can
    • one wants to investigate occultly, so that one can picture things,
    • the brain remains entirely unconscious. But an occult researcher must
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    • we do encounter a difficulty, a great difficulty — not for our
    • difficulty. It is not so easy to say where you would have to take
    • be done.” Here we meet with one of the difficulties which we
    • simply have to admit. For if we refuse to recognize this difficulty
    • in the domain of ordinary thought, we shall not admit the difficulty
    • realize how difficult it really is for men to attain to clarity in
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    • as much as for Realism. In those days it was more difficult to be
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    • idealism; he lacks the faculty for conjuring up ideals in sharp
    • acquainted — and yet here even the easy is difficult
    • ordinary means of cognition.” Occultism! The psychic
    • mood of Occultism!
    • Again, one can be an Occultist throughout all the mental-zodiacal
    • signs. One can even be a thorough Occultist of Materialism. Yes, the
    • rationally-minded scientists of the present day are all occultists of
    • remains in the occult. It is only that they do not like to be called
    • “Occultists”, but they are so in the fullest sense of the
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • Mysticism as Venus, Transcendentalism as Mercury, and Occultism as Moon
    • similar. The Moon remains occult, invisible when it is New Moon; it
    • must have the light of the Sun brought to it, just as occult things
    • remain occult until, through meditation, concentration and so on, the
    • investigations. The connections are not difficult to find when the
    • an Empiricist, a Mystic, a Transcendentalist, an Occultist. All this
    • exercises, the various psychic moods — Occultism, Transcendentalism,
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
    • Mysticism, Transcendentalism, Occultism, and all this moving round
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    • into a spiritual world-outlook, Occultism or something similar;
    • A person who makes a little progress in occult perception can
    • one wants to investigate occultly, so that one can picture things,
    • the brain remains entirely unconscious. But an occult researcher must
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    • latter is “The Occult Significance of Blood”.) it was
    • spiritual world. It was said that forces and faculties slumber in the
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    • Myth of Ormuzd and Ahriman. Occult science is the first to show how
    • higher occult development. In order to be able to feel the good, man
    • stands in the service of egotism. In pupils of occultism therefore
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    • The man of culture in
    • touch here on ground where it is difficult for educated men of today
    • them. — In regions where medicine is founded on occultism, the
    • it is possible for anthroposophical truths derived from occultism to
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    • the Indian culture.
    • During the second post Atlantic culture, the Persian, the first
    • to start with agriculture, grew fonder of the physical plane.
    • third culture, the Egyptian, indicated an ever larger love for
    • culmination point in cultivation on the physical plane is found
    • in the Greek-Latin culture. Here the marriage between spiritual
    • culture, but there is also something else. When a clairvoyant
    • This fourth Cultural epoch was the time in which the upward
    • What now — in contrast to the first four cultural epochs
    • themselves with occult knowledge of the Bible, the more will be
    • discoveries, are used to generate external cultural means
    • Christ appeared during the fourth Cultural Epoch, hence the
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    • his earliest childhood it will then perhaps be very difficult for him
    • Occult Science.
    • materialistic culture of the second half of the nineteenth century,
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    • recent culture, neither did Descartes hold this view, although in many
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    • of the difficulty by prescribing a thin solution of gum arabic, which
    • find a way out of the difficulty if in such a case we could isolate
    • explain why the modern trend of the medical faculty is to seek the
    • physics, the whole of our culture would have developed on entirely
    • rationally, we shall not find it difficult to discover Maya in our own
    • psychological culture today, however, these grotesque indications are
    • truly deep culture. That is why as a rule people hardly notice what
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    • it is more difficult to understand that the experiences and actions of
    • external events. Neither our faculty of sight nor our faculty of
    • forms of consciousness. If, for instance, we study ‘Occult
    • when we awake in the morning. Our faculties must be diverted to
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    • without having given heed to a special moral culture, he is the more
    • moral culture, he will be in great danger when penetrating his inner
    • power of judgement and our faculty for acute discrimination. This is
    • linked to the culture of our Ego. That is why during our development
    • our consciousness, our faculty of discrimination and discernment, and
    • discussion. It is even more difficult to get them to listen to reason
    • rational judgement. In many such cases it is extraordinarily difficult
    • difficult one; for they maintain that they are being deprived of that
    • be produced. Occult records are always in accord with the truths which
    • explanation of this or that passage from occult records before having
    • attained the required state in one's occult development. It is then
    • Occult Science
    • discrimination between good and evil, the free faculty of
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    • things can go hand in hand, external material science and cultivation
    • period will be followed by a sixth and seventh cultural epoch. I have
    • Graeco-Latin culture stands by itself, but that the Egyptian-Chaldean
    • expression in a certain cult of cleanliness, and if in the interim we
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    • may well ease external life, but creates difficulties in our inner
    • incarnation. Occult teaching here shows that there is a connection
    • which lies outside the bounds of morality. For this reason occultism
    • correct when occultism says that ‘Woman is man's karma.’
    • conclusions arrived at by occultists through occult observation —
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    • or other refined love. These are ancient occult sayings, but they are
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    • treasures of Eastern culture which could then be transformed by means
    • eradicate the shadow-side of this culture — the impulse to press
    • Science relates to us of the great culture of the Indians, we then are
    • to preserve this treasure of human culture in those beautiful poetical
    • productions. But that which the Indian culture first gained flowed
    • created a new culture, which then in various indirect ways became
    • culture. Think of the accumulation of emotion and perceptions in
    • of this culture. Think how the individuals were united in the one
    • cultural impulse, so that through countless centuries of human
    • cultural impulses, each one lived its enthusiasms; but lived too in a
    • achievement of that culture to be not transitory but eternal. For that
    • not speak of our culture as necessarily everlasting.
    • many centuries and many thousands of years of human culture,
    • each single word in the true occult records.
    • of spiritual culture, who preach over and over again that this
    • ourselves to an Anthroposophical culture which will not be eternal
    • love, without which culture after culture could not be developed. We
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    • occult eye.
    • experiences of the previous incarnation as occultly true. When it is
    • being connected in this way strengthens the inner soul faculties.
    • intellectual culture of today.
    • It is one of the most difficult things for people with
    • this superficial faculty of intellect in our modern culture to
    • the physical plane can be understood if one does not keep this occult
    • fact in mind. It is especially important today that an occult fact of
    • My friend, I thank you for these occult words.
    • other cultural achievements that Strader assumed towards Felix Balde
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    • unknown territory from the viewpoint of our faculties and soul
    • it in plain terms — correctly and sensibly. Since the faculties
    • spiritual world with the necessary faculties for it, returning across
    • threshold is made especially difficult by the presence of beings
    • not become a practical occultist, the result for his inner attitude
    • that will people the physical world. Occultly observed, these
    • this modern materialistic culture there is every reason to point out
    • — that they must cultivate a certain sphere of love as
    • emotions cultivated here, however, should be carried into the
    • has the greatest difficulty in becoming clear about certain of its
    • boundary into the other world, taking with them the faculties and
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    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • Occult Science,
    • other beings outside ourselves. We must have the faculty of
    • exercise the faculty of transformation, the soul needs something more
    • Occult Science
    • into the physical body, exercising in a healthy way the faculties
    • into the sense world the faculty of transformation it has to have in
    • order to be at all aware of the spiritual world. The faculty of
    • essential faculty for finding and feeling oneself in the elemental
    • world is the faculty of transformation. But the human soul could
    • something that works in the opposite direction to the faculty of
    • the faculty of transformation: thinking or imagination; for the
    • into the faculty of transformation and begins to be at home in the
    • with clairvoyant soul and develops his faculty of metamorphosis, he
    • that, lying in occult depths, can be called a true living force. As
    • of only willing oneself, to the faculty of transformation again.
    • have the faculty of transformation. That faculty comes into existence
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    • Occult Science
    • sense world, one has to help oneself out of the difficulty with
    • the soul directly to what lies behind the occult writing. Above all,
    • All occult perception attained for mankind by the
    • In the various past ages and peoples, occult knowledge
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    • that Capesius is a historian, a professor of history. Occult research has
    • an initiation cult or else by being attracted in some way or other to
    • I was continuously aware of his link to the Egyptian cult of initiation
    • thus Ahriman can invade human culture.
    • the evolution of human culture. Now he could recognize in solitary
    • actually come — as occult research shows — to one
    • has come down through the various cultures, through the efforts and
    • most significant factor in cultural development on the physical
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    • soul and its faculties, and then these strengthened, fortified soul
    • faculties must be carried upwards with us. When we cross the
    • the development of human culture.
    • a judgment about European culture. Although such things seem
    • middle condition cannot be reached without special difficulties: the
    • modern culture in regard to anything expressing itself as
    • correct, for in the spiritual world there is not only the faculty of
    • Occult Science.
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    • falls occultly in love with Theodora. Certain physical impulses
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    • about the so-called “culture” of the present day may well
    • penetrate this culture. A discerning person who has some
    • others interested in occult movements will obviously snap up this new
    • “When we approach the occult sciences
    • guidance one easily masters difficulties coming from both sides.”
    • occultism that, creeping out of so many corners of the world, is
    • backs on very many ingredients of modern culture. For this we need
    • generally play a different role today in the external culture. During
    • civilization. It is extremely difficult for a human being to unravel
    • the entanglement and find a way out of it. Everywhere in our cultural
    • that difficult. To enter that world, however, in such a way that we
    • culture. On the threshold, the luciferic impulses assert themselves
    • genuine, truthful self-knowledge. Nothing is actually so difficult in
    • difficult indeed to practice self-knowledge in a direct way. People
    • excuses for my difficulties that I've expressed so frequently, such
    • extreme difficulty of entering the higher worlds without danger, as
    • partnership, it is not at all difficult for them to lead the human
    • Occult Science
    • These things are extremely difficult to describe. To picture it, just
    • Occult Science.
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    • the simplest way, there are many difficulties in understanding them,
    • a deeper occult view of life furnishes us with something wherewith to
    • already become acquainted through the elementary truths of occultism.
    • But how does the matter stand, when the occult observer, he who really
    • That which then presents itself to the occult vision teaches us that
    • Occult observation shows that just as the physical and etheric bodies
    • everything else is in a certain way analogous. To occult vision is
    • fact that to the occult vision of a man who experiences the Spring on
    • scientific and occult research, is of immense importance for human
    • Whoever follows this with occult vision sees that the sprouting and
    • occultism, in order to decipher the meaning of existence, gives no
    • other. How often has it been emphasised in our occult movement that
    • of something which we have to regain with difficulty, viz., the
    • Mosaic Culture of the old Hebrews was conscious of the fact that “the
    • expression. A great occult fact is here indicated that man, as
    • more to the occult interpretation, to a higher inter-denominational
    • Christianity. Now let us direct occult observation to these three
    • When it is revealed to occult vision — which searches and
    • Occult research comes in here again, not merely to put forth theories, but
    • and fervent faith has died.” As occultist, one can say that in
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    • is a still more difficult problem. We see already in the origin and
    • genuine occultist or spiritual investigator would answer these
    • which is so seemingly difficult to understand in the coming forth of
    • This he can only do when, in an occult or spiritual way, he
    • But these ideas the occultist and the clairvoyant must form for
    • that words which are used in occult works, be it in the form of prose
    • spiritual or occult works which really spring from truth, truth about
    • What is difficult to understand in these lectures you must ascribe to the
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    • that there may be some difficulties in understanding me. Regardless of
    • many remains of Greek culture. We know, on the one side something of
    • culture. As this culture continued to progress, becoming almost
    • thinking of the peoples of European civilization and culture, and of
    • of law, military and political culture. Were they to speak from
    • understand them because they play so large a part in our cultural life
    • for the education and culture of our young. Then we see how, while all
    • Christianity and also brought semi-occult communications into it,
    • culture. After Justinian had laid down the code of Roman legal and
    • external institutions. Occultists with insight have always had a
    • the whole of Greek culture. They used well-educated Greeks, who indeed
    • was the way to acquire a conquered culture.
    • and law. There followed something like a renewal of Greek culture from
    • culture the Greek way of thought and life. During the Renaissance,
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    • transformed into a papacy, the mechanizing of culture could have been
    • culture and art. You see how Ahriman and Lucifer work together.
    • humanity in the fourth post-Atlantean age is revealed in the culture
    • the faculty to see the world of external nature without the
    • unfoldment of these two faculties will lead to a right development of
    • Gradually, the consciousness soul and its culture will achieve this
    • There will certainly be onesidedness in this cultural epoch. That goes
    • the old Atlantean culture spreading out from it as a preparation for
    • powerful than the forces established in Greek culture — were all
    • West that would make its culture visionary. Then it would have become
    • culture. It would cut it off from the conditions of its further
    • difficult to say how the ahrimanic spirit worked. This is because the
    • East of Europe, however, in all the culture of the East, we find an
    • Weeping, and restraining myself with difficulty from crying out, I
    • “Weeping and restraining myself with difficult from crying
    • of Jesus. Strauss also works as a highly cultured and learned man.
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    • It is extraordinarily difficult to speak of the conditions that were
    • determined by the whole development of our modern culture. This
    • further reason that causes certain difficulties in treating conditions
    • The particular faculties of which we have spoken, namely, the
    • the two faculties mentioned above under this protection. Foundations
    • faculties that we need in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch are being
    • post-Atlantean epoch. In the fourth post-Atlantean culture they were
    • fifth post-Atlantean culture has been saved from the first attacks.
    • widespread mysteries of this cult so they could receive his
    • himself a definite task within this culture. The old, original
    • her. When one makes researches with the occult powers at one's
    • examines the matter with occult means. This being set himself a quite
    • virgin, as I have said. When one investigates it occultly, one finds
    • more and more purely externally. The false cultivation of the idea of
    • the urge that, in its one-sided cultivation, would drive back each man
    • In the science that was described by me as “occult science”
    • An Outline of Occult Science,
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    • meets the eye to what our faculties — our mind and its power
    • age, which we describe as the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch. We
    • post-Atlantean cultural epoch, calling it the Greco-Latin in
    • nineteenth, humanity was evolving quite distinct faculties that were
    • woman of thirty five, just as faculties must evolve in the life of an
    • The special faculties that came to the fore in Copernicus, Galileo and
    • similarly because the faculties for doing so were simply not in
    • if he did not gradually evolve faculties suited to each period of
    • life; neither would humanity become complete in its way if faculties,
    • gradually emerge. That these faculties develop, that mankind gradually
    • Now, what is the nature of these special faculties that evolved in man
    • represents the faculty that belongs to those centuries. It is clear to
    • development of other faculties. But man must increasingly take his own
    • today of doing something toward adding fresh faculties to those gained
    • in the last three or four centuries. Why have these faculties arisen
    • what purpose have these faculties appeared that penetrate so little
    • In earlier ages man had other faculties. When we go back in historical
    • man to look into the spiritual world. But the faculties he then had
    • achieving the faculty of making free decisions and developing freedom,
    • back to its primitive constitution, in this way meeting the difficulty
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    • post-Atlantean epoch, during which the Greco-Roman culture developed
    • manifest in European culture of which we heard, for instance, in
    • human culture during the period of Atlantis. It has often been said
    • culture — although Atlantean culture was, of course, much more
    • culture of Greece and Rome. What had been direct experience in
    • Greco-Roman culture constituted a deep disillusionment for the
    • the Atlantean culture, as it had been in Atlantis, should simply
    • that had constituted the essential nature of Atlantean culture should
    • An Outline of Occult Science
    • and great in Greek and Roman culture constituted a spiritual
    • In Roman culture, on the other hand, Ahriman's aim was to help
    • bleakness, the lack of fantasy in Roman culture, the egoism in Roman
    • faculty of judgment different from that of man. We cannot judge from
    • reality. This faculty could not operate in earlier times because then
    • sight as being so passive a faculty as we consider it in the fifth
    • different faculty belonging to the fifth epoch might arise. This
    • faculty of the fifth epoch, which lasts from the beginning of the
    • culture. Again in this later epoch the aim of the luciferic and
    • powers. Their plan was to bring all human faculties and human forces
    • strongest attacks have been undertaken. Think of what gave to culture
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    • Ancient Cultural Impulses Spiritualized in Goethe.
    • Ancient Cultural Impulses Spiritualized in Goethe. The Cosmic Knowledge of the Knights Templar
    • faculties of mankind have evolved in the whole European cultural life
    • what he regarded as the right impulses of culture, knowledge, feeling and
    • post-Atlantean culture as the highest spiritual treasure. Such depths
    • the depths of old cultural impulses. Today I should like to speak a
    • little about such cultural impulses in connection with yesterday's
    • In order to describe the configuration of the cultural impulses that
    • culture. Gradually the Knights spread out in highly influential
    • vassal, Pope Clement V — it was not difficult — that the
    • about the culture of the East and of Russia, you will not consider it
    • cultural life of humanity. Not only centuries but millenniums will be
    • culture toward the understanding of Goethe's personality. We can, of
    • civilization has so withdrawn that an un-Christian culture has
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    • influences coming from the southwest began to decline, cultural
    • English spiritual culture became ever stronger, first in the West and
    • English civilization who are inspired by this cultural impulse;
    • persons also appear in France in whom these cultural impulses live.
    • through thousands of cultural channels unknown to external life. Locke
    • cannot as yet be evaluated by the self-styled “cultivated”
    • realize how profound was the influence of the cultural impulses coming
    • faculty lives that is transmitted to European thinking and feeling, so
    • it. This faculty creates a kind of thinking that is peculiarly fitted
    • dependent; it was rather to bring definite faculties into the human
    • rather the faculty of bringing men away from reality. Men do not at
    • this science was betrayed by the opponents of the Osiris-Isis cult.
    • connection, if all these human faculties of spirit that mediated such
    • sleeping culture but now the time has come for an awakening.
    • Spiritual faculties, which is to say, a concept of the world in the
    • sense of these faculties, slept deeply in the centuries indicated. On
    • humanity had developed the ancient spiritual faculties further, if
    • nature. This deepening of our inner faculties that must be striven for
    • with her soul. What happened through this Isis cult? What occurred was
    • an Isis nor an Osiris cult will appear. Something else will arise that
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  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
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    • secondary schools, into the whole popular cultural life of modern
    • reach a purified cultural life. For this reason Spiritual Science
    • stirring within him something of this impulse to free the Cultural
    • Initiation can give concerning the origin of our present cultural
    • present life of culture. Of these three streams the one most
    • Culture. They tried to draw conclusions from his philosophy. The
    • culture. You will correct me if I make a mistake, for I was not there
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    • fearful deterioration that has overtaken the so-called culture of
    • cultivated as those which we find in the leading personalities during
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    • last few days, we see how essential it is for the further cultural
    • that it would be difficult in our time for wider circles of people to
    • significant difficulties. You have often been told that the Science of
    • speak of other great difficulties in the entrance of the Science of
    • Mystery of Man's Will has been veiled from modern culture especially
    • — is absolutely intellectual, a culture of the understanding; for
    • the culture of Natural Science is an intellectual culture. The Will
    • by our exclusively intellectual culture. Only when we seek, through
    • the whole Earth existence. This conception is a very difficult one,
    • culture than of the post-Socratic. It is certainly true that with
    • characteristic of our Western culture. This logic, this dialectic, has
    • arisen the greatness of Greek culture itself, that unique ancient art,
    • culture, to which, through the incarnation of Lucifer man was given
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    • with our classic period of culture — this is lacking now. The
    • leading. Our solution of the difficulty should be to overcome
    • Experience”. I wished to show that the one-sided cultivation of
    • general culture, without coming into contact with the Luciferic
    • this German world of culture, we have at last come to this, that men
    • his own words the inevitable coming of the Luciferic-Ahrimanic culture
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    • means of our ordinary self-knowledge as the three forces or faculties
    • this world with certain particular faculties and qualities of
    • There is yet another faculty of soul in which the student of the
    • higher knowledge must train himself. It is that faculty which we know
    • deliberation, to perceive the right course immediately. This faculty
    • we go about our life with those qualities and faculties and
    • higher faculties of knowledge which have been described as
    • simple unbiased faculties of thought and judgment normal to our
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    • which penetrates us fully in all our powers and faculties when we
    • their faculties with that which anthroposophy can give them. Reference
    • merely in pictorial form in the cults and ceremonies. The cults
    • physical body and become like a corpse. In those ancient cults where
    • — the Mystery of Golgotha. The men who witnessed these cults and
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    • difficult climb and becomes ever more so, the higher he goes. Finally
    • during the decadence of the Druid cults, when they contained much that
    • this burying place — like other old cult sanctuaries, the
    • the herd, it was done. The cult of that epoch was anything but an
    • a favorable contact with the whole universe. That was a cult that
    • those olden times. Within the cult — and it was a cult that had a
    • during the height of the Druid culture. Elsewhere in that region as
    • such relics of the Druid culture.
    • Mithras Cult are to be found. Here again I will only indicate
    • the most important features. The outer symbol of the Mithras Cult is
    • undergone by those who served the Mithras Cult. The whole ceremony
    • much. The service of the Mithras Cult demanded in the neophyte a very
    • sentience. Everything depended upon the development of this faculty in
    • engaged in the Mithras Cult. They had to develop a sensitive,
    • ancient cultures pervades us when we see deeper into them and
    • rediscover, for example, that the purpose of the Mithras Cult was to
    • of the year. The Mithras Cult served to elicit from the heavens the
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    • these difficult times one may see people occupied the whole day with
    • be carried into reality, though this is more difficult. It is still
    • memory to a certain extent, but it is more difficult to transpose
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    • his environment which man can cultivate, for he can then really raise
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    • warm, whereas it is difficult to let the will stream through the body
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    • Outline of Occult Science
    • Occult Science
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    • Outline of Occult Science.
    • Outline of Occult Science.
    • Outline of Occult Science
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    • still more difficult to perceive; how the bow-shaped ribs enclose the
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    • face in their souls all the difficulties of knowledge. All that
    • all the difficulties which offer themselves to the ordinary
    • all that we experience as difficulties if we have really gained
    • initiated into the doubts and difficulties of knowledge that by the
    • man desires to get knowledge, even if it presents great difficulties.
    • difficulties, and who are not led systematically into these
    • difficulties as were the pupils of the Mysteries in Hibernia.
    • in which all difficulties as regards knowledge, all difficulties as
    • Through his preparation as regards the difficulty of the
    • as something which released him from those difficulties, even though
    • spiritual world. And the difficulties which we have in the physical
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    • experienced all the difficulty, all the inner fearful difficulty,
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    • Occult Science,
    • Occult Science
    • taken place historically. But cults, wisdom teachings as Hibernian
    • cults, Hibernian wisdom teachings spread abroad which were based on
    • from Hibernia and which could be presented in cults, over the
    • their cult, in their descriptions, to the fact that it was also a
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    • notwithstanding the general standard of culture, was cultivated in
    • Basilius Valentinus. On the surface there prevailed that culture of
    • which I spoke to you in the last lecture. In this culture that which
    • occult secrets traveled from Arabia towards Europe. This will help to
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    • delegates, concerning the occult basis of the historical life of
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    • man's faculty of cognition was not then adapted to see objects
    • the old. Only if we develop certain atavistic faculties will we
    • faculties otherwise latent in the soul, just as in the course
    • is possible to develop faculties of spiritual perception. I
    • these faculties, he sees, to begin with, a world not previously
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    • will prove as difficult as it appears at present, if people
    • permeates us with sentient faculties, with qualities of soul
    • I am also convinced that the so-called “occultists”
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    • wrongly, outer causes of disease are cultivated. Education
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    • organs, and then the soul elements we develop in the faculty of
    • difficult. This balance is just like a very sensitive pair of
    • scale into balance, but it is very difficult. We shall approach
    • that are very difficult to treat. The proper approach to
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    • were active on the medical faculty at the university in Vienna at the time
    • when this faculty had reached its pinnacle; they were fundamentally
    • modern medicine with an extraordinary number of difficulties:
    • In the development of German cultural life we have an extraordinarily
    • as a philosopher, he is an interesting cultural-historical phenomenon.
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    • cultivate the connections among physiology, pathology, and therapy in
    • this difficult area of medicine progress is possible only through
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    • reason that man's faculty of cognition was not then adapted to
    • return to the old. Only if we develop certain atavistic faculties
    • into modern culture, equipped with the kind of training given in our
    • faculties otherwise latent in our being, just as in the course of
    • then, it is possible to develop faculties of spiritual perception. I
    • these faculties have developed in a man he perceives, to begin with,
    • just this that leads us into difficulties when we take our start from
    • faculty of memory can be proved. But when Ziehen comes to the
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    • difficult as it appears at present, if people will only condescend to
    • man with sentient faculties, with qualities of soul and the like —
    • kidneys underlie the sentient faculties, this is expressed even in
    • so-called ‘occultists’ whom you may consult —
    • especially ‘occultists’ of the modern type — will
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    • verified in detail. The obstacles that make it so difficult to
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    • elements developed in the faculty of sight adapt themselves to this
    • faculty developed by intuitive knowledge we can perceive, for
    • of occult origin’ — as it is called — to arise, or
    • extraordinarily difficult. This balance is just like a very sensitive
    • observing Nature. Although it is not difficult to produce a synthetic
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    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • AS A CULTURAL QUESTION, A QUESTION OF EQUITY,
    • together with the general course of events in the cultured life of
    • at the same time as capitalism and modern technical culture. Men were
    • people adopted the new cultural life, but it gave them no comfort or
    • spiritual-cultural question. One question, above all, stands out
    • social facts. How must the cultural life of a nation be constituted
    • problem. What new form can we give to cultural life, so that it may
    • social question must be called a cultural question, we see that the
    • question must he felt in its three aspects as cultural,
    • to do with the cultural side of life. In the following lectures we
    • beyond the old cultural and political organizations was always
    • cultural life of modern times. We must fully understand one sentence,
    • everything, because it has outgrown both political and cultural life,
    • reality, the cultural and political life of the people. It becomes
    • their position alone, have acquired the monopoly of culture. The
    • become apparent between the economic and the cultural, and between
    • the cultural and the political organization. The cultural life has
    • examinations are all directed to this end. The cultural life cannot
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    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • extremely difficult to survey them, a new method of dealing with the
    • it is a question of culture, of State, law, politics, and of
    • three elements of life, cultural, political, and economic, have
    • organism so that there will be an independent cultural life,
    • especially as regards general culture, education and teaching, an
    • cultural life, another for the political life, and a third for the
    • impossible either to include, on the one hand, the cultural life or,
    • thought within the independent cultural body. And the individual need
    • sphere of spiritual and cultural life in general.
    • knowledge Will rule in the cultural sphere. Not that the opinion of
    • the cultural body. Whoever believes that it is intended that a
    • from the cultural body. It must be placed upon its own basis.
    • very difficult to learn from facts in this way. This is best seen in
    • body and of many things which must now seem difficult to understand
    • others, the State or rights body and the spiritual or cultural body,
    • independent political and the independent cultural body, not until
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    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • been formed of it, especially in the spheres of law and of cultural
    • has assumed certain distinct forms. The legal system and cultural
    • a life in which culture and law are subject to the power of the
    • organize legal conditions or a system of culture suitable to himself.
    • They believe that culture and law result naturally as appendages to
    • the cultural life of the people. Therefore the economic life must be
    • reformed so as to bring forth a system of laws and culture
    • institutions were revolutionized, everything else, law and culture,
    • organized legal and cultural institutions would result. Under the
    • conditions — the dependence of law and culture on the economic
    • culture must first be created in order that a new cultural and a net
    • How can we bring law and culture more and more into dependence on the
    • equity and of culture could be purified in any other way than by the
    • cultural life. The equity state, due to its particular nature and
    • ago people laughed at the idea of legal and cultural spheres
    • their institutions such that human ideas and human faculties find
    • instruction, of cultural life in general, requires the devotion of
    • then we must exclude from it the administration of the cultural life
    • of the realm of economic life. And the same applies to the cultural
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    • Cultural Questions, Spiritual Science, Art, Science, Religion.
    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • CULTURAL
    • from all culture, the object of which is the understanding of art,
    • cultural untruth to tell them about the luxury art of the later
    • these three regions of culture, art, science, and religion. For it is
    • structure in these three regions of culture. To explain what I mean,
    • extraordinary one, but very characteristic of the culture, the
    • difficult to express what I wish to say without the risk of being
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    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • cultivated in individuals which can be used to its own advantage. But
    • and in economic life. Certainly this is not difficult. We need seek
    • life. There will even be corporations within the cultural
    • organization, united with all other departments of the cultural life,
    • circulation depends on the freedom of the cultural life by which it
    • culture, this despotic order of society gave place to the system of
    • in the immediate practice of life. Only a spiritual culture that has
    • spiritual culture which is allowed to influence practical life
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    • the three spheres of society: the cultural sphere including art, science,
    • editorial presents no great difficulty nowadays. For there is so much
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    • life of rights and the spiritual-cultural life — the
    • difficulties of today. On the contrary, if the Threefold Commonwealth
    • had been understood at that time, these difficulties could never have
    • agriculture, of economic geography and so forth. The science of
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    • difficult in the first lessons: but as a result of it — you will
    • difficult conditions. The value that is thus produced through human
    • difficulty: they have always tried to hold fast at the outset that
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    • say, to some piece of agricultural work in the fields. He may suddenly
    • natural processes from without. We must evolve a faculty of insight to
    • somewhat difficult at the outset.
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    • value, namely, 100% — would be extremely difficult to realise in
    • done by others. The Marxists deny him the faculty of producing
    • process really identical with giving, to one who has the faculties
    • really freed, so that the individual faculties were always able to
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    • is not difficult to see that this is what actually happens in the
    • time to find your way to that meaning. But in respect to agriculture
    • agriculture of a social organism forms of its own nature a single
    • measure in which the products of forestry and agriculture grow more
    • price difficulty scarcely comes into question; but as soon as
    • agriculture is added to forestry, the difficulty begins. In effect,
    • the difficulty lies in the differentiation; the further the division
    • the differentiation of products increase, and the difficulties
    • products, the more difficult does it become to bring about their
    • wheat and rye and other agricultural products. But follow the thing
    • It is by the relative rise and fall in prices that the difficulties of
    • difficult; for when the thing we are seeking is shifting to and fro in
    • — it is extraordinarily difficult to distinguish whether it is
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    • that the human faculties come in. The individual faculties,
    • process the principle of Law or Rights and the Individual Faculties of
    • paying for spiritual faculties with the value of a commodity or a
    • Faculties and Commodities and also between Faculties and Rights.
    • lower prices at which scythes or other agricultural implements can be
    • economics of human faculties. In its essential concepts, our Economic
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    • are the very things we must get at. What makes it so difficult to
    • are often so widely separated. That is why it is difficult to see
    • congested on the land and are given to the spiritual or cultural life
    • spiritual or cultural “goods,” which in the course of time
    • difficult and lengthy business to estimate how the several factors in
    • extremely difficult to say what are the respective contributions,
    • authority is more or less cultivated, we see the consequences. For, in
    • the one case, those who really have the stronger personal faculties
    • man has to depend on his genuine faculties being recognised by an
    • extraordinarily difficult paths must sometimes be traced out. It is
    • certain part. Politics in any case are always difficult to keep out.
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    • profit. The question of profit is extremely difficult. Let us
    • thing and receive money for it. I know that I by my faculties or
    • in the process with my spiritual faculties.
    • This is the great difficulty which besets the formation of economic
    • goes on producing so long as his own personal faculties are united
    • the necessary faculties. It will be transferred by a gift — a
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    • conceived as private agricultural economies on a large scale. Their
    • private agricultural economy is self-contained, it includes within it
    • essentials the character of a primitive agricultural concern, a
    • of an economic realm lies in the cultivation of the land, i.e., in the
    • wiser; they must have higher faculties than those who went before
    • country, and they may then improve the cultivation of the land. Or, on
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    • sovereigns were as big as tables it would be far more difficult to
    • process) our reasoning faculty cannot keep pace. We ought to be able
    • where the Nature-process begins. There can be no economic difficulty
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    • economic values and which at the same time show how very difficult it
    • difficult it is to grasp them all. Thus the question arises: Is it
    • Therefore, when all is said, we must always look upon the cultivation
    • spiritual faculties. It could only be someone who was born grown-up.
    • more as we go forward. Even the cultivation of the soil must be made
    • workers — and again what power of further development of culture
    • industrialists, etc., and where there is still much agriculture or
    • agriculture, or the working of the land in the widest sense, upon the
    • co-exist. Sometimes indeed, in the most highly cultivated economic
    • highly cultivated elements which return to the most primitive. Values
    • created by our living in a most elaborated culture hark back, in a
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    • the other. It becomes still more difficult if you take, say, a
    • according to fertility and ease of cultivation. Suppose that every
    • for cultivation. Up to the moment when Nature — or a given part
    • available area of cultivation. In this relation you will find that
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    • have been then these three stages in the cultural evolution of
    • into the external exoteric culture of Greece. And the world
    • of Greek culture, but was quite incapable of handing on, in its true
    • form, to later generations what lived at the heart of this culture.
    • culture.
    • culture, but no one sees any occasion to Christianise the natural
    • part of the Egypto-Chaldean epoch of culture, the initiates were
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    • persuade themselves that it is not so difficult, yet in reality it is
    • far more difficult to gain access to the dead than to achieve
    • of, language which you can only make your own by cultivating a true
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • light on your faculties and capabilities. For the fact is, these
    • faculties of ours are not of the Earth, they have come hither from
    • difficult for man to attain with his Sun-eye to any degree of
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    • times had faculties of soul that made it possible for the initiate to
    • unusual difficulty, is that of making connection with souls who have
    • re-awaken in man a lost faculty, to bring to remembrance in him what
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    • discrimination. This kind of faculty has evolved only in the
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    • during his earthly life; it is therefore difficult to tell in human
    • kind of control that endows man, for example, with the faculty of
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    • have been then these three stages in the cultural evolution of
    • into the external exoteric culture of Greece. And the world
    • of Greek culture, but was quite incapable of handing on, in its true
    • form, to later generations what lived at the heart of this culture.
    • culture.
    • culture, but no one sees any occasion to Christianise the natural
    • part of the Egypto-Chaldean epoch of culture, the initiates were
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    • persuade themselves that it is not so difficult, yet in reality it is
    • far more difficult to gain access to the dead than to achieve
    • of, language which you can only make your own by cultivating a true
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • light on your faculties and capabilities. For the fact is, these
    • faculties of ours are not of the Earth, they have come hither from
    • difficult for man to attain with his Sun-eye to any degree of
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    • times had faculties of soul that made it possible for the initiate to
    • unusual difficulty, is that of making connection with souls who have
    • re-awaken in man a lost faculty, to bring to remembrance in him what
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    • discrimination. This kind of faculty has evolved only in the
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    • during his earthly life; it is therefore difficult to tell in human
    • kind of control that endows man, for example, with the faculty of
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    • employ our forces and faculties in the right way.
    • incarnation, then, the soul developed new faculties. Our souls were
    • souls were endowed with quite different faculties, and they lived
    • instead entirely different faculties, for example, what we have often
    • the physical plane, cultivated logical thinking, and felt himself as
    • grow up among humankind, because these faculties can be acquired only
    • beings, he would be unable to acquire the faculties of thinking and
    • that particular epoch has to offer, it is very difficult to make up
    • which human beings will slowly and gradually develop new faculties
    • slowly prepare humanity for new soul faculties.
    • The first signs of these new soul faculties will begin
    • be especially significant. Faculties that now are quite unusual for
    • entirely new faculties. Everything is changing, but the most
    • the soul faculties of man.
    • beginning to develop new faculties, faculties that — because
    • training, these clairvoyant faculties will be acquired much more
    • acquire the new faculty of perception in the etheric realm — a
    • these faculties increasingly. Human beings must not miss the
    • to make up the loss, in order ultimately to develop this faculty.
    • faculties, resulting in what may be described as etheric vision. And
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    • a new force and faculty as a new member within the divine plan
    • faculties from those they possess today. Those faculties by which
    • super-sensible faculties, dormant in the average human being today,
    • the “Akashic Chronicle,” that the normal faculties of the
    • of human culture. We are now living in one period of civilization
    • entirely different faculties of soul from ours, faculties that would
    • possessed different faculties. If we were able to look back, we
    • faculty for perception. The human being was compelled, therefore, to
    • said, is not one of the normal faculties of a human being of our day,
    • faculties of the human soul. Through the fact that human beings had
    • sensible world, they were also able to cultivate within this world
    • merely indulge in an abstract philosophy, or in the cultivation of
    • cultivation of the I and through the closing of the portal leading to
    • faculties, the old relationship with the spiritual worlds was lost
    • dispositions of soul, new soul faculties, are slowly being prepared
    • certain clairvoyant faculties will again evolve quite naturally.
    • will develop these faculties during the next few decades, spiritual
    • These faculties will develop relatively quickly in the
    • place for those human beings who will have acquired these faculties.
    • that human beings will advance to the faculty of beholding Christ in
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    • spiritual science may at times feel it difficult that in this
    • stiff, resistant, and more difficult to manipulate than the feminine
    • history of culture, but one can hardly discuss them anywhere today
    • need only look around at the spiritual-cultural life of the period.
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    • feature of present human culture, is bound up with this Dark Age.
    • faculties and forces began to be cultivated that confine human
    • judgment to the world of the senses and yet that also cultivate human
    • self-consciousness has already been cultivated to a high degree. It
    • must cultivate itself further. It could never have entered human
    • without the ancient faculties. In spiritual science, therefore, we
    • connected with human faculties. Everything that humanity could
    • for human beings to acquire by means of these human faculties —
    • will appear as a natural human faculty, will become manifest
    • that such clairvoyant faculties, as natural faculties (we must
    • differentiate between cultivated clairvoyance and what will come into
    • qualities are not only to be cultivated in the secret schools of
    • Still other faculties will appear, for instance, a faculty that human
    • its course and because from epoch to epoch ever-new faculties appear
    • faculty is trampled to death, so to speak, if one who talks about
    • these faculties is locked up as a fool, it will prove disastrous for
    • Certainly, nothing will manifest itself if the necessary faculties
    • have been trampled to death. If these faculties do not become
    • further ado, experience an event such as Paul's; human faculties had
    • that through these faculties of which I have just spoken the Christ
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    • in time humanity is confronted by difficult events. We will be able
    • here dealing with an occult document. Christ has promised everything,
    • well cultivate the three members of the soul, but not until the
    • addition to the old faculties present during Kali Yuga, man would now
    • develop new spiritual faculties. We thus approach a period in which
    • new natural faculties and possibilities for looking into the
    • newly appearing faculties, which are at first barely perceptible, may
    • faculties, and we would have to say that events repeat themselves in
    • damage. Now, however, when one with more advanced faculties should be
    • more difficult situation than adherents to other religions, yet they
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    • soul's faculties today are not the same as in earlier times. Human
    • faculties have reached the point today at which human beings can
    • faculty for perception could no longer raise itself above the world
    • certain faculties of soul have slowly begun to develop that have not
    • ours, new faculties of the human soul will gradually evolve in a
    • will be possible to perceive the human etheric body. Another faculty
    • faculties that today can be acquired by means of initiation will in
    • the future be universal faculties of humanity. This condition of
    • that your own faculties open the spiritual world to you.”)
    • appearing before them in an etheric body. The faculties I have just
    • significance of these faculties. It will be impossible then to fall
    • aware of the faculties when they appear, and those who possess them
    • understanding of such faculties. Communicating the fundamental wisdom
    • spiritual senses. Those who will not have these faculties, who have
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    • into this occult science, but now there is unlimited opportunity for
    • delicate clairvoyant faculties even without special training. From
    • person in whom these faculties are found relates them to a friend who
    • these delicate faculties of soul. This danger exists when people will
    • themselves to them. Then the persons in whom these faculties appear
    • the new faculties of soul. Clever and enlightened persons in that era
    • that in our age there would be individuals with special faculties of
    • outer science and has been known for a long time to occult science.
    • has difficulty prevailing over his rigid material and more
    • spiritual, and occult science is able to indicate what lies behind
    • understanding these forces, we will develop the faculties that we
    • awakened faculties. There the soul will see what Paul once saw: the
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    • difficult for us. Man is truly a complicated being, and if we speak
    • cultivate better thoughts we can work indirectly upon the will, but
    • being sleeps, the occult observer is able to see a continual
    • made by culture in our day; these achievements are essential for the
    • his soul through Christ, Who will now take hold of human culture and
    • with broken fragments. We make all culture of the outer world with
    • will understand even better how much in our culture is the product of
    • We must understand the process of evolution to evaluate our culture
    • is most difficult.” Why is this? Because no morality has yet
    • definitions of Oriental occultism, Oriental mysticism. The moral
    • what we today call anthroposophy. The cultivation of anthroposophy
    • Self-knowledge is difficult because man is such a complex being. The
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    • least noticed by people. There are certain occult brotherhoods who
    • fourth post-Atlantean cultural epoch the task lay in the struggle
    • interest in cultivating materialism and disseminating it. These
    • initiates desire who, in spite of knowing this, shelter and cultivate
    • some cases this is very difficult for this being, and all sorts of
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    • We are now cultivating studies that I have associated
    • otherwise it will be difficult to reach understanding of these
    • fifth post-Atlantean period is a particularly difficult one. As you
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    • senses.” It is indeed difficult to stagger over all these
    • the occult sphere one must refuse to harness human beings themselves
    • all those life experiences that can be won today in these difficult
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    • difficult times must be said in public anthroposophical lectures, so
    • such, however, that it can be understood only with great difficulty
    • world, he finds himself in a realm with a universal faculty for
    • cultivates as a gardener or farmer. In these two realms he can at
    • consciousness. It is extraordinarily difficult to explain to earthly
    • Obviously, this also makes it difficult to come to an understanding
    • cultivates. This is inevitable.
    • element itself to be cultivated by natural science. The spiritual
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    • with a glowing enthusiasm. It is, you know, quite difficult to
    • alchemists and occultists, Rosicrucians and others, who flourished —
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    • Plays are no occult romances where you have but to find the key, and
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    • faculty into the spiritual world. The door was shut when the time
    • came for man, so far as his instinctive faculties were concerned, to
    • soul that was cultivated in later times by the so-called “Brothers
    • this period. It is difficult to distinguish the true from the false —
    • matter is all the more difficult and problematic for the reason that
    • here a spiritual event in the history of culture of the greatest
    • radiate impulses for a whole culture or a whole stream of
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    • exceedingly difficult today even to speak of these things, because
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    • twilight. It is difficult to find any trace of that old wisdom in
    • difficult to arrive at these things, for it is single individuals —
    • faculty of their own, a faculty that was in their cases, too, of a
    • concerning Man, in respect especially of two human faculties. We may
    • practical use had not been thought of in olden times. But the faculty
    • faculty in other animals too. It was shown to them how this sense for
    • pupils who had the faculties for it, develop the two-petaled
    • The animal develops this faculty downwards, to the fluid of warmth
    • it appears to be merely a sense of smell, but the faculty, the
    • astral. He acquires the faculty whereby he is able, not merely to
    • acquires the faculty that enables him to follow what he has written;
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    • written there, and man must be able to develop the faculty of writing
    • This faculty has
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    • Attain the corresponding inner faculties. Then, as you gaze into the
    • former epochs of culture the humanity of today must read in the
    • develop the necessary faculties — we do indeed encounter
    • to remain in the activity, in order not to spoil his faculty of
    • becomes an art). Thus one acquires the faculty not to spoil the
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    • comes before one to-day, if one has the faculties needed to behold it,
    • up. Anyone who has the faculty for beholding and feeling such things
    • materialistic culture is the use of iron in the realm of earthly life.
    • which has led to the culmination of this materialistic culture. We
    • materialistic culture and made them smooth; and everywhere we see it
    • manifest also in the way we handle outer things. Out of the cultural
    • culture, while the meteoric iron which falls from heaven is treated
    • material culture to the spiritual and cosmic aspects of what serves us
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    • man must be able to develop this faculty of writing in the astral
    • This faculty has
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    • and earth. Attain the corresponding inner faculties. Then, as you
    • relation to former epochs of culture the humanity of to-day must read
    • necessary faculties — we do indeed encounter Michael.
    • to remain in the activity, in order not to spoil his faculty of
    • Thereby one acquires the faculty not to spoil the impressions in the
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    • centuries, or from the one who directs the cultural evolution of our
    • super-sensible world the spiritual culture of the epoch which is just
    • Gabriel was the guiding Spirit in the cultural epoch which came to an
    • And that can only be done through occult training. If one has not
    • will be able to remember, — that is, those who by means of occult
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    • Golgotha, the same Spirit who is the Leader of our own culture epoch
    • here on earth. Occultism alone can give knowledge of life; external
    • occultism which I have now endeavoured to lay before you; try to have
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    • of all, the subject is indeed difficult, for the source of what one
    • difficult this may be to discern, requiring as it does our finding
    • tragic drama. But far more difficult are the quite common human
    • who can help you to accomplish the most difficult tasks and give you
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    • particular difficulty, while the fairy tales show us what is relevant
    • what is most difficult to understand is able to be put in the most
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    • good and noble as himself. It was difficult for him to find anyone
    • time the task is a little more difficult, but we shall manage it. I
    • things the occult origin of fairy tales — and the king's son
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    • whole community associated with this cult remained in an atmosphere of
    • candidates for Initiation was comparable to the sacred cults or
    • took place with chosen human beings in the Mysteries. Indeed the cult
    • — and we may take the special cult of Adonis as representative
    • — the cult was explained at the proper season to all those who
    • Cosmos. Sacred cult is itself an image of what is enacted in the
    • cult or ritual, that is to say, through a picture of what was enacted
    • able to behold within the Sun, by the methods cultivated at the places
    • the structure of the sacred cults, the festival of Adonis, for
    • was represented in the symbolic action of the sacred cult. But the
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    • the faculty of speech incorporated into his etheric body. Through the
    • receive the faculty of movement concentrated into his etheric body.
    • Moon Beings into their Mercury experiences we receive from the faculty
    • of spoken sound in man the faculty of Eurythmy. This is the cosmic
    • Then we come to that which permeates the human being with the faculty
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    • necessary faculty, all that is contained in the forms of the
    • more, as a place for the active cultivation of the Mysteries, while as
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    • concerned with the furtherance of cultural aims akin to those of
    • or when he speaks of a faculty of knowledge higher than the
    • ordinary faculty, so that he must be accused of inducing his
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    • literary culture of the time. From Gutzkow's novel “The
    • external happenings, significant impulses are at work in the cultural
    • art than an inferior form of it called in occultism “Occult
    • recently [See “The Occult Movement In the 19th
    • not only to Greek but also to Roman spiritual culture. When one of
    • sanctity without culture, but I know too that nobody has been kept
    • from sanctity by culture. ... If I am to tell you my own opinion, it
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    • cultural period, dwindled greatly. Though astrology still calculated
    • culture we see this full, fresh penetration into the physical body.
    • cultural epoch that man first became an earth citizen. The conception of
    • century, at the start of the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch; that,
    • time which culminated in the Egypto-Chaldean culture, when the folk
    • man must more and more develop the faculty of disregarding the physical,
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    • In ancient times, during mankind's evolution, these were religious-cultural
    • edifices took their characteristic forms directly from the cult
    • words, artistic construction was intimately connected with the cult
    • past cultural elements can be understood only in connection with the
    • undergoes a metamorphosis. What proceeds from the cult of the dead can
    • garments of flourishing primitive cultures you will see that clothing
    • so difficult to come into harmony with the whole of this teaching. Though,
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    • for him to round it out. The serious, difficult task of the artist weighed
    • felt the grandeur and dignity of art as a mighty cultural ideal. He
    • way into the spiritual world through contemporary cultural life. Goethe
    • the spirit. Goethe could not live without having seen Rome and a culture
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    • fathom the poetry of the bearers of ancient culture (it is nonsense,
    • our looking for this culture in present-day primitive peoples) we must
    • faculties, seeing the fixed stars and movements of the planets, considered
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    • art. By this can be seen how much waits to be done in culture if we
    • free ages led to the rise of genuine cultures. Today we have no real
    • culture.
    • spiritual world-conception can build up true culture, the indubitably
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    • within world-wide culture: a boon for mankind.
    • would like to lead human culture over into honest spiritual
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    • cultural life.
    • in our present cultural life. We have theories, but no living
    • difficult to be a child. The child himself is not aware of this
    • descending to earth he would soon notice this difficulty: if the
    • world. Now there is one thing which the child has difficulty in
    • extremely difficult to give to present-day humanity, for we have no
    • spirit left in our materialistic age. It will be a difficult task to
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    • would only cultivate more power of observation of this kind, the
    • difficult thing to do, and it is not easy in the Waldorf School
    • what he does possess is an artistic sense, a faculty for creating
    • how writing really originated, only today it is difficult to
    • School which I shall describe to you, you will soon see how difficult
    • with some problem or difficulty. In most cases he will not actually
    • difficulties can go on for weeks and months — so that we can
    • particular difficulties, and by meeting the child with inner warmth,
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    • of how to cultivate the land if he knows how the soil is really part
    • years all agricultural products have become decadent. Not long ago
    • there was a Conference on Agriculture in Central Europe, on which
    • occasion the agriculturists themselves admitted that crops are now
    • agriculture. He will know that the farmer manures the ground because
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    • yet really be cultivated, but all thinking should be developed in a
    • line correspond. It will be a difficult task with children of eight,
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    • very great difficulties into education and teaching. Just consider
    • you may find that what I am now going to say will be rather difficult
    • the series of numbers, and thereby too we foster the child's faculty
    • general culture of mankind pass unnoticed. Nowadays no one is
    • has an influence on the whole of culture, as you will see from the
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    • This must be cultivated by examining characteristic words in
    • slightest difficulty in bringing Eurythmy to the children. If they
    • human faculties out of the very nature of man himself, for if you do
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    • one thing that is of course difficult in the Waldorf School method.
    • however, extraordinarily difficult, in view of what is demanded of
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    • for it. It is difficult enough for us to find sufficient Religion
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    • therefore have great difficulty in understanding pre-fifteenth century
    • with difficulty. I then arrive at a parallelogram of forces that is
    • obscure and difficult his expressions on many subjects may be, one
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    • has hitherto been the case. Special difficulties arise, however, if we
    • offer grave difficulties, for they expect their doctors to “get rid of
    • belief in authority and it should not be difficult to initiate such
    • It is extraordinarily difficulty to define this organic dualism
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    • method? You will immediately perceive the serious difficulty in this
    • particularly difficult to preserve the distinction between motor and
    • serving what is usually termed the highest faculty of mankind, the
    • faculty or function. Take as an example — purely by way of
    • superseded by the faculty of simple adaptation to external influences.
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    • was devoted to this process. It was found to be particularly difficult
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    • difficulties and obstructions for the ego in maintaining its position.
    • diagrams and graphs these difficulties of the ego in coping with the
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    • occult research, we can intuitively sense a living interchange between
    • faculty in us which lives in our soul, but is bound to the organism,
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    • action of — for instance a peasant, who cultivates his bit of land,
    • (which are often difficult to find out), to induce patients to
    • cultivate the sense of taste, and try to distinguish flavours as such,
    • and appreciate them. Of course there will be considerable difficulties
    • processes in this realm becomes far more difficult. The rational path
    • reactions here, is the human being. Of course it is difficult to
    • also cultivate our capacity of taste and can perceive the difference
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    • course, difficult to distinguish these activities from those entirely
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    • Here the need arises to cultivate the understanding of precisely these
    • medicine is made very difficult, for the opportunities for clinical
    • in respect of his faculties and capacities — including the faculties
    • reflecting them as a mirror. In the field of pathological-cultural
    • important. There are also significant cultural aspects. For example,
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    • will no longer be so difficult to ascend from a devoted attention to
    • with this faculty we study the formation of the ear we shall find that
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    • are among the most difficult to comprehend of all lectures presenting
    • to complain that our considerations here set out are difficult to
    • understand; but the blackbird does not find them difficult — but easy
    • faculty of attunement with the extra-telluric forces remote from the
    • much so, that I have pointed out in a lecture cycle on “Occult
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    • difficult to define these delicate workings of our organism in the
    • with the cultivation of an appetite for suitable food. The imitative
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    • water, so there is no difficulty in getting at it. It is only a matter
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    • difficult. If a judgment is formed on a question of heredity, there
    • side or the other, so that the law is difficult to regulate — so is
    • study, and there are great difficulties in surveying the results
    • clairvoyant faculties revealed something resembling the phantom of
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    • spiritual and soul factors. This is a chapter of peculiar difficulty.
    • would be a difficult thing to do for where could one begin? If one
    • hand, one starts at the apex, so to speak, with purely occult facts,
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    • himself what is outside and foreign to him; he acquires the faculty
    • knowledge than one who had in his previous life acquired the faculty
    • man's father was a philosopher. He had divided the faculties of the
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    • The agricultural course and the need for high morality both in the
    • agricultural methods there advocated and in curative education.
    • time, become in consequence endowed with a faculty that resembles the
    • faculty possessed by a mirror. They acquire the faculty of enabling
    • the Agricultural Course at Koberwitz, [A
    • were also present, I indicated guiding lines for agriculture. An
    • using occult means for practical ends; won't that be steering too
    • and help agriculture. The Agricultural Experimental Circle has
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    • Difficulty of helping adults as compared with children. On waking,
    • healed only under conditions extremely difficult to provide. And this
    • difficulty. I am thinking here of illnesses of a particular kind, and
    • which is one of the most difficult of all to treat in adults, namely
    • century so very difficult to follow. What is important for you,
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    • difficulties. As I explained yesterday, the treatment would require
    • said to be suffering from hysteria. He has difficulty in making
    • means. He has difficulty in taking hold rightly of the equilibrium
    • conditions of sweating. There is a certain difficulty here. In the
    • will see at once in what a difficult position we are placed when we
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    • to educate, in whom I observe that impressions make difficulties for
    • difficulty. But scarcely had Herr K. turned away from him and begun
    • lies open to our perception, we shall actually be cultivating a
    • child is in difficulties when we tell him to do something which
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    • very difficult, the child had to be turned and helped out with
    • signs of increasing restlessness, and grew more and more difficult to
    • you see? It is difficult for him to do anything; he has not the power
    • that he should attain comparatively late those faculties which depend
    • narrowed by external pressure, it is certainly difficult for the head
    • as I said, be great difficulty in achieving any enlargement of the
    • the situation. It has made things difficult for him; he looks out
    • upon the world under difficult bodily conditions. For he has a body
    • now man's whole faculty of attention, the ability we possess
    • difficult to develop skill and deftness. If I go over in my mind all
    • will not, I think, be difficult for you to realise how helpful
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    • condition, and they go to show how very difficult it will be to
    • got to know this boy on a Journey. A rather difficult child! He is
    • difficulty in diving down into the ether and physical bodies. A
    • disordered ought not to be difficult to understand. For if the astral
    • journey into the physical body. It still has difficulty in returning,
    • extraordinarily difficult to deal with, the reason being that you
    • have here, you see, to do with a child who is most difficult of
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    • abnormality of this kind is very difficult to contend with. For at
    • employed in the psychological sphere. You have to cultivate your
    • is most difficult to point to any success in these measures, for the
    • now for the other difficult child of whom I was speaking yesterday,
    • has indeed in this instance been very difficult so far. For what do
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    • deep observation to be cultivated by teacher. Epileptic boy of
    • fifteen who had been castrated. Difficult puberty expected. Need to
    • clairvoyance. Danger of vanity in discovering new faculties. Youth
    • difficulties the boy's soul would be today on quite a different
    • a boy already in his teens, it is of course much more difficult than
    • despite his difficulties. For you must realise that even in persons
    • boy has, you see, difficulty in following the road that leads from
    • part of the journey he accomplishes only with great difficulty, since
    • already show signs of this kind of difficulty, where what has been
    • case is the difficult situation created by the fact that he is at the
    • puberty is going to prove difficult. The gradual attainment of
    • can beget in yourself the faculty simply to perceive what is really
    • that is hard to overcome. With the discovery of faculties not
    • This vanity is not so much due to a lack of education and culture,
    • you to bethink yourselves of the difficulties that beset your path on
    • to find the development of the faculty you seek, by spinning out all
    • must not omit to cultivate this interest in very little things. The
    • you should cultivate, with the utmost humility, this devotion in the
    • girl had, when three or four years old, an occult fever. It is even
    • not know what is the cause of a fever, he calls it an “occult
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    • extraordinarily difficult for him to overcome the longing that he has
    • up, and, despite all difficulties, the principle of imitation will
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    • related to that system in us. One who is able with occult perception
    • this connection we cannot but recognise how extraordinarily difficult
    • a regular chart or map, and then it would not be difficult to find
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    • There are three faculties in the human soul which are developed
    • this our modern age of culture and civilisation which will
    • these faculties. All three faculties can be so transformed as
    • to become the faculties of a higher kind of knowledge.
    • First there is the Thinking. In the culture that we have
    • every faculty that is connected with human hearts and
    • “An Outline of Occult Science,” I call this kind of
    • thinking, which can be inwardly cultivated, Meditation.
    • it is really very difficult to express what is now arrived at,
    • thoughts aside. Anyone who knows how difficult it is, in
    • knowledge was cultivated which could solve humanity's religious
    • cultivated there as somewhat childish. But there was
    • cultivated, there must also be found those that are concerned
    • where knowledge of the smallest details of life is cultivated
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    • enhances their sense-faculty, so we now find that such a
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    • faculties in the human soul which are developed normally in
    • age of culture and civilisation which will create the necessary
    • stimulus for the further development of these faculties. All
    • three faculties can be so transformed as to become the
    • faculties of a higher kind of knowledge.
    • the Thinking. In the culture that we have acquired we
    • but on the contrary, every faculty that is connected with human
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • thinking, which can be inwardly cultivated, Meditation.
    • difficult to express what is now arrived at, because in face of
    • thoughts aside. Anyone who knows how difficult it is, in
    • cultivated which could solve humanity's religious problems and
    • we regard the things that were cultivated there as somewhat
    • cultivated, there must also be found those that are concerned
    • where knowledge of the smallest details of life is cultivated
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    • to the kidneys enhances their sense-faculty, so we now find
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    • requires the faculty of spiritual perception. It cannot be seen
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    • faculties of the senses and enable us to carry out experiments?
    • ancient Greek culture, there existed schools that were very different
    • the belief that man had first of all to develop new faculties in his
    • soul-faculties did not incline towards the fantastic, that it was
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • it is possible so to raise the faculties of the
    • In ordinary life if we blot out by degrees our faculties of sight, of
    • for those who are able to see these things with higher faculties, all
    • investigate physical medicine, they would find it not at all difficult
    • culture.
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    • faculties of the senses and enable us to carry out experiments?
    • ancient Greek culture, there existed schools that were very different
    • the belief that man had first of all to develop new faculties in his
    • soul-faculties did not incline towards the fantastic, that it was
    • An Outline Of Occult Science,
    • it is possible so to raise the faculties of the
    • In ordinary life if we blot out by degrees our faculties of sight, of
    • for those who are able to see these things with higher faculties, all
    • investigate physical medicine, they would find it not at all difficult
    • culture.
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    • autonomous spheres: economic, political/rights, and cultural. For a
    • form of culture. After having been busily engaged for some
    • spiritual and cultural relations, of economic
    • cultural relations were for ever, now blending, now
    • cultural problem of the Slavonic question, involving spiritual
    • relations of a national and cultural character. No steps had
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
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    • sensitive faculty by working with others in a branch. For we
    • their midst who should carry on cultural life when the
    • center of the post-Atlantean culture. After the group had
    • Atlantean culture and thus to lay the foundation for the
    • progression of a new culture. The sages living in the smaller
    • Indian culture.
    • ancient, holy culture of the pre-Vedic era originated from
    • proclaimed — those Vedas that are far too difficult, if
    • clairvoyant methods. It is for this reason that the occult
    • highest values of the Atlantean culture were saved and
    • Zarathustra's culture.
    • the prehistoric Persian culture through the teachings of
    • and astrology, agriculture, and other disciplines. All this
    • always preserved, and occult schools have always known the
    • with the help of occult methods, they have to exercise much
    • occultists make mistakes in this regard and imagine that they
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    • Semites back to him as its ancestor. A genuinely occult
    • occult research into such things know the following about
    • culture of the time. Scholasticism accomplished this by an
    • a sign of ignorance. On the other hand, we should cultivate
    • cultivating and disciplining our mental faculties? Do you
    • sanctuary. Culture since the sixteenth century has become the
    • culture of egotism.
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    • and the soul-forces — indeed all the faculties —
    • Atlantean culture as the “Atlantean Oracles.”
    • what we have often discussed as the postAtlantean cultures.
    • cultures. To put it differently, the Great Initiate had to
    • for these cultural epochs.
    • of Atlantean culture? Certainly it was quite different from
    • later cultures. In ancient Atlantis, an individual belonging
    • to the highest level of cultural life — the levels at
    • possessed extraordinary clairvoyant faculties and who was
    • clairvoyant faculties and powers with which they could pierce
    • the pillars of Atlantean culture. We have already stressed
    • the leaders of the Atlantean culture were not the people who
    • not considered as belonging to the aristocracy of cultural
    • cultural life and who were the acknowledged masters of a
    • that humanity prepare itself for a new culture of the future,
    • culture imbued with spiritual capacities will arise, and it
    • at the highest levels of cultural life because they will not
    • were in a way destined to die out with their culture,
    • representatives of modern culture look contemptuously down at
    • prepare the dawn of a new culture whereas erudition of the
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    • peoples. The Atlantean culture was magnificent, and mankind
    • that now can be retrieved only with great difficulty. Just as
    • culture continued to develop was the area that later came to
    • world. It was therefore not difficult for their teachers
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    • to this time the human faculties, for example reason, were
    • hierarchies and thus he was able to solve the most difficult
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    • page in the book about the life of old cultures, which
    • element that pulsates through us is cultivated, there our
    • evolve who had only minor clairvoyant faculties, but
    • heavily mixed with water. Later, however, when their culture
    • to navigate the water, and this led the last cultural races
    • waters, success came during the time when Atlantean culture
    • They were the ones whose clairvoyant faculties, though
    • the post-Atlantean cultures possible.
    • what was subsequently developed by the various cultures, the
    • Persian, Egyptian, GraecoLatin, and our cultures, the earth
    • were attracted to a life in which the external faculties for
    • In a certain way, things today are more difficult for human
    • future cultures. The true theosophists in our time are
    • the pillars of external culture, active as inventors and
    • of culture and that unites its members with others in
    • go along with contemporary culture.” Oh yes, they do
    • external culture can exist without spiritual life.
    • anthroposophy can. Today's cultural leaders use the denial of
    • culture yearns for a new content, or in this environment
    • culture of his ego and astral body, but when he had made his
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    • way we must gain a clear understanding about the difficulties
    • difficult for him to overcome them. What he had to go through
    • physical plane and became a believer only through an occult
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    • shall stress more the occult side of yesterday's
    • observation. The four post-Atlantean cultures somehow had to
    • cultural epoch, such a reflection no longer took place
    • existed that such etheric bodies, which had been cultivated
    • post-Atlantean cultural epoch, possible for us to develop an
    • thirteenth and fourteenth centuries? A mysterious, occult
    • the Apocalypse that the people in the fifth cultural epoch
    • obvious for the cultural period of the Philadelphia
    • community. The wisdom of the fifth cultural period will open
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    • culture if it was not to wither. Spiritual Science is a new
    • difficult to understand why the highest authorities have
    • traced its cultural epochs from the ancient Indian down to
    • only then were they able to cultivate it. At this time, human
    • themselves into the world and work on it with their faculties
    • that Zarathustra, the initiator of the Persian culture, felt
    • difficult to transmit this knowledge fully to human beings.
    • ancient Persian culture, human beings were still capable of
    • culture, such was less the case; the world between death and
    • that is the difficult and dark side of life in the spiritual
    • world. Cultural phenomena such as mummification are deeply
    • ancient Indian culture it was possible for human beings to
    • in ancient India, but in the Persian culture, they became the
    • cultivate and improve it. Ancient Persia formed, as it were,
    • name Zarathos, or Nazarathos. Within the Chaldaean culture he
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    • simply want to tell you what Spiritual Science or occultism
    • vantage point of Rosicrucian occultism.
    • details into them. Rosicrucian occultism presents one of the
    • great principles of occult theosophical investigation from
    • truth, for occult investigation can and must flow directly
    • to cultivate ancient wisdom and to preserve the treasures of
    • founded ancient Persian culture and who was the teacher in
    • the occult schools of that time. Skythianos was a highly
    • subsequent incarnations he led the occult schools of Central
    • character of Rosicrucian occultism more closely. Let us gain
    • Indian culture. If we went further back in human evolution to
    • culture in those ancient times, let us today be content to
    • culture and all spiritual life of those times emanated. Our
    • modern word, we can characterize the concept of those cultic
    • investigation and occult wisdom in ancient Atlantis, but
    • occult capacities were connected with special planets.
    • also the post-Atlantean culture proceeded from him. The
    • of the post-Atlantean culture from among the so-called
    • begun gradually to lose the clairvoyant faculty were chosen.
    • the sanctuary in Asia from which the postAtlantean culture
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    • agricultural practices and acquired a deep knowledge of the elemental
    • Remains of Druidic culture in Wales, near Penmaenmawr. Inner qualities
    • place you can find the remains of the old Druid cults, fallen stone
    • faculty for perceiving the quality of the shadow — for
    • of this sort. There were many other things that belonged to this cult:
    • the cult included something quite different.
    • ago in the region where the Druid cult flourished led an extremely
    • simple life. Agriculture and cattle-raising were the chief
    • they are much more difficult to inscribe in the astral atmosphere. On
    • most important cult-centers, just such places in which the spiritual
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    • agricultural practices and acquired a deep knowledge of the elemental
    • Yesterday I used the culture of the Druids — which at the moment
    • it had begun in the later period of Greek culture. In earlier times,
    • If not in the very oldest periods described in my book Occult Science,
    • Occult Science,
    • Chaldean culture in the Near East — it can be seen to coincide
    • from their dream-waking life into sleep, for which they cultivated a
    • have been difficult! Yet it one takes the whole physical world,
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    • difficult, particularly if they are typical scientific thinkers of
    • not surprising that when a man enters it with underdeveloped faculties
    • get over this difficulty by saying that on the one side we have
    • meaning we have to develop a new faculty; we have to pass with right
    • what we can get from various cultural revivals. We do not possess any
    • participating in our present culture must have the same sort of
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    • agricultural practices and acquired a deep knowledge of the elemental
    • and sagas. Druid culture in its prime preceded the epoch of
    • an illness by Druidic culture. “Baldur ... the Sun-force
    • cultivated by the Moon Beings on the Earth was preserved through the
    • Occult Science
    • degree into the Druid culture. With the means accessible today to
    • We obtain a right perspective of this Druid culture — and it is
    • Wotan really lies later in time than this epoch when the Druid culture
    • All this, however, streamed into a culture that must be called sublime
    • foundations of European culture.
    • For what is Wotan? The Mystery from which this Wotan culture proceeded
    • thing, a special secret of the Druid culture. We know that at all
    • land. We might say that the Druid culture recognized as the good
    • present knowledge were transposed into the Druid culture, we should
    • was felt as a Mercury culture. Thus it was no wonder that what
    • proceeded from the Wotan culture, distilled from the best forces that
    • so long as they were here, had cultivated on the Earth, and which was
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    • the world today, it is difficult to confide to the written word what I
    • difficult to do so because spiritual truths really can be better given
    • is a question of much difficulty, for books cannot be read in the
    • even a cultured citizen of the present age cannot quite share, though
    • every true occultist must have this feeling of reluctance to write or
    • dead is becoming increasingly difficult, and that a comparatively
    • only follow the external culture of the age. At the present time the
    • time ago. It is, in a sense, much more difficult for them to perceive
    • cultivate it in groups, for it is of great importance that persons who
    • must be replaced more and more by the cultivation of a spiritual life
    • thoughts, we recognise the necessity of permeating the culture of our
    • it is more difficult to do, that you can even read to someone with
    • becomes really difficult because of the attitude of these good friends
    • difficult to know this unless we have clairvoyant vision, but if we
    • extremely difficult to express these in human words and thoughts.
    • how difficult it is to coin in ordinary human language the
    • which are, of course, subject to law, but are more difficult to
    • individual life after death is more difficult, and demands a more
    • special cultivation of the gift of clairvoyance than to follow the
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    • The Transformation of Earthly Forces into Clairvoyant Faculties
    • enable man to grasp with ease what is to be found in my Occult
    • what is described in Occult Science. What is the reason that
    • therein are not too difficult for the man of today to understand; one
    • difficult, comparatively speaking, to attain the necessary degree of
    • difficult!” The development of the brain is most actively carried
    • Occult Science. The reason that so few people do so is that
    • man's brain; for, indeed, almost all external culture is the result of
    • in my Occult Science could not be developed by him, because he
    • clairvoyantly the facts Described in Occult Science; for in so
    • the transmutation of other human forces and faculties lead, not to the
    • great universal viewpoints described in Occult Science, but
    • general in Occult Science, but that is quite different from
    • human culture. You may be sure that it will not stop at merely
    • the feeling that it is, indeed, a misfortune, one we find difficult to
    • difficulties serve in a sense as a sort of external world to them.
    • instincts of man, and may then lead to the greatest occult depravity.
    • occult nonsense, because these, more than any others, are subject to
    • such as are given in Occult Science can be easily developed by
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    • today and indeed dominates our culture: it devotes its ideas entirely
    • because of the very situation of their culture; for the Oriental
    • cultures lay nearer to the Torrid Zone, where such things were more
    • ancient cultures! In those days people did not distinguish spring,
    • Indian culture, for example, to think of something like the course of
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    • humanity for the form of man in general. It is very difficult
    • race. And the farther back we go into ancient cultures, the less do we
    • not performed during the summer. It is difficult to describe in modern
    • of winter; but above all, those things were cultivated that then led
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    • I have said repeatedly that the cultivation of Spiritual Science today
    • a drop of blood, because access to the blood is so difficult for him.
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    • I can well imagine that this difficulty might arise in your minds, and
    • of occultism, this means nothing else than that he is placed in still
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    • A purely external science finds itself in difficulties when it comes
    • difficulty someone might experience who, in order to relate himself
    • matter is made difficult by the fact that the different ages live
    • as I have described, it is difficult to find the way back. You must
    • to Lucifer. And this we can do by cultivating the polar opposite of love.
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    • nature of recitation so extraordinarily difficult to grasp. Here
    • difficult alliteration, which in
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    • difficulties. And when, as in our times, the tendency toward
    • cultivate a special sense. Style, not realism, must be
    • most difficult, as it represents the most intimate form of the art.
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    • difficult structure. This Balade is a moderately ambitious and very
    • from Greek culture. From there he derived the finest quality
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    • spiritual world particularly cultivated in our own time. For this
    • his poetic faculty in a region of human existence and experience
    • Greek culture. Out of this, stemming from his feeling for such art
    • culture man stood in a deeper relation, as it were, to his own
    • having, in these uncultured times, gone amiss. The voice itself is
    • illusory, it must be cultivated – only then will he be able
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    • blood-circulation, as of the occult workings of the human organism.
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    • as cultivated over the last decades by Frau Dr. Steiner. She will
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture I: Jesuit and Rosicrucian Training
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    • deeper sources of religious life, and to what the sources of occult
    • both of religious life and of occult spiritual life in recent
    • cultivated with the utmost intensity: on the one hand an exaggeration
    • Resurrection, we shall have to discuss it here in the light of occult
    • occult.
    • which lead into the occult life, but into the Will, and within the
    • field of occultism they hold the Will in severe discipline; they
    • been led into the occult, in the way just indicated.
    • consider these occult exercises, at least in their chief points, we
    • occultly, he turns away from everything else and surrenders
    • Imaginations, which means by occult methods, it acquires the capacity
    • all the other occult paths to which such a Will can have recourse.
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    • of certain occult faculties, but if we bring a cleansed and purified
    • occult vision to bear upon these faculties, they cannot be considered
    • indicated yesterday. The occult methods there described are designed
    • predetermined course; hence a true occultism will rigorously avoid
    • ground of occultism, including therefore any theosophical stream. For
    • occult script, the finding of the philosopher's stone —
    • occult knowledge, but without needing to achieve full clarity
    • our history books or in cultured circles nowadays. For in such cases
    • occultism, simply by observing nature, he tried in his own way as a
    • spiritual culture the ordinary interweaving of the physical body,
    • such a person will find progress particularly difficult. Hence it is
    • not succeed, particularly on the occult path, we must blame not
    • tested by occult cognition? What if it were not in any way firmly
    • must come to know these things first by the occult path; we may not
    • we can learn from intuitions given to us by modern occult teaching.
    • occult training must be so far advanced that we overcome this hatred
    • Gospels afresh through our occult life. We feel ourselves at one with
    • within us another feeling, a next step along the occult path. We feel
    • is the picture we encounter at a certain point on our occult path,
    • us like two great pillars on the occult path, the story of the
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    • have been men of all degrees of intellectual culture who have
    • passes over in a heightened form to the Christ. Occult clairvoyant
    • living and the dead.) Only, according to occult
    • This has been common knowledge in Western occultism for
    • many centuries, and is denied by no occultist who knows these things.
    • every means available to occult research. We will now enter more
    • can find in occult literature information concerning these matters if
    • impart as the results of occult research in our time.
    • according to the occult results of the present time, we know just as
    • unless we go into exact details, it is even difficult for us to
    • seen through the more highly developed faculties — can be
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • they were’ — a statement confirmed by occult science —
    • attached to the idea of reincarnation — tradition and occult
    • it in practice. Every occultist today clearly understands that this
    • that since he is occultly prepared, he must provide an explanation,
    • the occult investigator: ‘Have patience and wait, until you no
    • influences described above; but they need to have their difficulties
    • did not understand it, because of its difficulty, and so wrote down
    • confirmed by occult research: the Gospel of Matthew was originally
    • light of occult truths we shall find many things comprehensible. Who,
    • standing on the ground of occultism, would care to say that all the
    • occultism, would not say that into external evolution there must have
    • misunderstandings, and that today, on the ground of occultism, our
    • the Christ-Event from the occult standpoint is thus a necessary
    • faculties. The old form of the Gospels will first receive its true
    • fully demonstrated only by occult research. Only when the original
    • significance of this Event is understood through occult research will
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    • concerning human nature, as shown through occult sight.
    • first of all look at man in his physical body. We know that occult
    • process of development. Occult sight sees the physical body, etheric
    • human evolution we must learn the occult truth that this Ego, of
    • At first it certainly seems as though occult knowledge
    • declares Maya to be correct, for, strangely enough, occult knowledge
    • fourth epoch comes to full expression. The wonderful Greek culture is
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VI: St. John and St. Paul, First Adam and Second Adam
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    • belongs to the most difficult productions of man, the Apocalypse, and
    • according to the requirements of modern culture, they stand with
    • whole culture of our day, concerning the question of the
    • who had been steeped in Greek culture. Only a Greek would so think
    • the physical human body, in itself, belongs to the most difficult
    • symbolically, and factually in occult science, as the entry of the
    • Occult Science. Out of that path of evolution in which his physical,
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    • consciousness is filled with the intellectual culture of the present
    • as a miracle, must we assume that the only way out of this difficulty
    • another difficulty: he now has to answer the question why the human
    • occult investigations, which reach back through reading the Akashic
    • is an occult fact. To someone who contemplates evolution with occult
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    • Occult investigation shows that the individuality who was in the
    • the great faculties of Zarathustra, in the way that human faculties,
    • body which did not wait until later years to work on these faculties,
    • that the faculties of the child developed comparatively early. The
    • moral difficulties, though not exactly vices or sins. Then we know
    • occult process known to everyone who has made himself conversant with
    • familiarise himself with the products of human culture on earth. By
    • was born. A faculty which belongs more to the physical body was thus
    • tradition which can be occultly confirmed — the language he
    • absolutely correct, for it can be confirmed by occult science —
    • that precisely the researches made by western occultism in quite
    • civilisation. The outcome of our own occult investigation harmonises
    • more precisely in the Outline of Occult Science — is to be
    • occult research shows this — that part of the substance of the
    • occult science knows about this Ego — which naturally for
    • us, was untalented for all that human culture had developed. He could
    • from the starting-point of human evolution the faculty of speaking,
    • can be made clear only by occult investigation. You know that in the
    • In occult terms we
    • in so far as the salt constituents dissolved. In an occult sense one
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    • accept and make their own. A special occult or esoteric development
    • seek the Christ by gaining access to occult powers. We must
    • which Theosophy was cultivated in the eighteenth century. At that
    • who could look deeply into occult connections, and particularly into
    • really wants is often difficult to recognise in the case of the older
    • difficult to believe that the Theosophy of that time could affect
    • Oetinger. It is difficult for a man of the present day to reconcile
    • equally difficult for a man of today: to accept the Christ-Event as
    • very real difficulties, if the views of the nineteenth century on
    • regarding this difficult matter, let us recall something very
    • the centre of all Christian cults — an exoteric path to Christ
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    • those persons in whom higher faculties have awakened will look upon
    • corresponds exactly with occult research. The Bodhisattva who worked
    • preparation for the future evolution of humanity. Occult research
    • occult investigation fully agrees with oriental tradition. So, 3,000
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 2: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras.
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    • that human thinking is but a transformation of a faculty also
    • Thus to ‘cultivate’ spiritual science means to understand that the
    • mind finds great difficulty here.
    • the faculty of perception in the spiritual world; the preparation must
    • very truth — the faculty of being able to see in that world must be
    • of occultism fall to the ground. There can be no question of any such
    • opposition. There are not two occultisms, there is only one occultism;
    • eastern occultism is the same as western occultism, why is it that in
    • eastern occultism, Christ is not acknowledged? The right reply is that
    • upon us, for we fully acknowledge eastern occultism. If asked whether
    • we acknowledge what eastern occultism says about Brahma, about the
    • further? No indeed! We acknowledge what is said by eastern occultism,
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 1: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
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    • THE THEME OF THE lecture to-day is of a profoundly occult character,
    • occultism but that the same applies to the problem of earthquakes if
    • question of how far the poetic presentation tallies with the occult
    • by deeper, occult insight. The name itself suggests that Mephistopheles
    • epoch. If that had happened, man's faculties of perception and
    • mist and darkness around his faculties of perception that he makes no
    • Zarathustra was to instill culture into a people who, unlike the
    • world. Zarathustra's mission was to impart to his people a culture
    • the faculty, still possessed by man in the Atlantean epoch, to
    • Thus it was to Ahriman that the faculty of human cognition was
    • men, a Being of whom they had some knowledge through the culture
    • whom the Fifth Epoch of culture was to be born, an attitude of soul
    • certain wrongful training awakens occult forces whereby egoism is
    • precisely upon these occult forces, an influence that can soon become
    • order to attain occult knowledge a man is induced, for example, to
    • that can possibly be applied for the purpose of acquiring occult
    • physical body are taken as the starting-point for occult training.
    • at the same time he lends himself in any way to occult practices, then
    • the occult forces which are awakened penetrate into the etheric body
    • certain occult teachings the hosts of Ahriman are also called the
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    • In occult schools, three words are used to characterise the New Age,
    • The original Indian peoples brought the culture of Thought to
    • memory-culture in the worship of ancient heroes, where the memory of a
    • Culture, two aspects are apparent. On the one side we have the sublime
    • ideas of spiritual Divinities contained in ancient Vedic Culture, that
    • life fades into nothingness in the face of what ancient Indian Culture
    • books on ancient Indian Culture is a jumble of ideas of gods and
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  • Title: Education: Lecture I: Science, Art, Religion and Morality
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    • is not, after all, so very difficult to find understanding that
    • forms assumed by our culture and civilization in the course of human
    • history. We are living in an age when certain spheres of culture,
    • culture: knowledge, art, religion, morality. But the course of human
    • human faculties man copied divine creation, giving visible form to
    • faculty once again in Goethe, when out of inner conviction he spoke
    • positive activity. The difficulty of speaking of these things to-day
    • of thought which are peculiar to our age; rather does the difficulty
    • passed over and were embodied in ritual and cult.
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    • that it is much more difficult nowadays for age to come to an
    • cultural influence even at the present time. Nobody, to-day, will
    • admire Greek civilization and culture to-day, if we still regard it
    • culture, we shall do well to remember while we do this, that the
    • our devotion to Greek culture to-day we must not forget that the
    • bearer of this culture was the Gymnast, one who had not taken the
    • greatness, all the perfection of Greek culture was not directly
    • culture. In Roman civilization we have, to begin with, the emergence
    • of that cultivation of abstractions which later led to the separation
    • culture, but how, nevertheless, the education of body and soul fell
    • culture, into a training of the soul qualities.
    • essence a culture of the soul — of the soul in so far as this
    • Rhetorician — this was an outcome of Roman culture carried over
    • the Rhetorician for spreading the spiritual life as it was cultivated
    • to Roman culture. Roman culture is the source of all that later
    • sublime culture offered to his people in the age preceding that of
    • a kind of bodily culture. And he hoped, as the result of a special
    • cult of the body, one-sided though this would appear to-day, to
    • delicate culture of the body was the method adopted in the highest
    • example of this refined bodily culture. It consisted in a definite
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    • human faculties that have unfolded in the child up to the seventh
    • The very glory of his culture and civilization arose from the fact
    • factor lies deeper down, and its nature makes it difficult for modern
    • Greece. (Outer symptoms indicate its significance but modern culture
    • it is only when the faculties work unconsciously that they are right;
    • culture of the Greeks. It would have been nonsense in those times.
    • to Greece. In Greece, faculties of soul developed as of themselves
    • Without being cultivated, a marvellous memory evolved in the Greeks
    • among the Greeks, without being cultivated in any way, and in the
    • marvellous memory was the outcome of a right culture of the body.
    • traditions. And inwardly man was forced to begin to cultivate a
    • faculty which the Greek never thought of as a necessity. In education
    • cultivate the memory. The memory absorbed what had been preserved by
    • had to be cultivated by education. Memory was the first soul quality
    • to be cultivated when the emancipation of the soul had taken place.
    • this cultivation of the memory — which was the result of an
    • soul. And to cultivate the memory, without doing violence to another
    • the soul-culture of the Middle Ages was as much heeded by tactful men
    • tradition and memory had to be cultivated, there were
    • extraordinary difficulties. To-day we are living at a time when, as a
  • Title: Education: Lecture IV: The Connection of the Spirit with Bodily Organs
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    • the limits of the cultural life, rules, in reality, the whole of
    • the fact that I point to the highest level of culture. For that which
    • dead, in our intellectualistic culture — for the skeleton is a
    • cultivated to-day as being a thing dead, as being a corpse, you can
    • It only seems strange because as a result of modern culture, people
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    • limbs. Now we cannot return to Greek culture nor have that
    • beautiful document of Greek culture. This marvellous Gospel shows,
    • passed over into Roman culture, becoming more and more shadowy, until
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    • this reason difficult to describe the education given at the Waldorf
    • now, bearing this in mind, we must observe how three faculties,
    • earliest years — the faculties of walking, speaking, and thinking.
    • civilization is on the wrong road. For instance, modern culture has
    • intellectual faculties are developed before the fourth or fifth year bears
  • Title: Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
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    • lead the child out into life, to develop a sound faculty of judgment
    • the artistic, and all physical culture has a definite relation to the
    • healthy culture and exercise of the body should take, we must first
    • physical culture.
    • by the true Olympic Games in the culture of Greece. For if one penetrated
    • their nature — a true offspring of Greek culture. In their
    • inartistic forms of physical culture are contrary to all true education,
    • The faculty
    • justified in appealing to his faculty of judgment. At the age of
    • faculty of true observation. This will grow into an inner moral
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    • it is difficult as yet to speak openly, because modern science regards it
    • Then we unfold a living instead of a dead intellectual faculty in the
    • with the child's sentient life and from feeling engender the faculty
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    • of languages we must remember that the faculty of speech is rooted in
    • brings with him a sufficient faculty of fantasy and imitation to
    • the teaching must appeal to instinct and habit through his faculty of
    • very difficult to introduce into this religious instruction the purely
  • Title: Education: Lecture XI: Memory, Temperaments, Bodily Culture and Art
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    • faculties it is our task to unfold in accordance with what we learn
    • particular faculties that should be unfolded during the different
    • we rightly unfold the faculty of memory? Above all we must realize that
    • provides for children whose faculties of thinking, feeling and
    • and culture in the case of such a child. Let me explain certain
    • difficult for a child to put together ideas. We shall achieve much by
    • nervous system we make it into a good foundation for the faculty
    • by the culture of the body. Suppose, for example, a child returns again
    • heels reacts upon the faculties of speech and thought, and specially
    • itself, the faculties of spirit and soul, which always need stimulus
    • and animal-lore which he grasps more with his faculties of soul, to
    • on his conceptual faculties and intellect, but it is all-important
    • in education. That the plastic-pictorial arts are to be cultivated
    • childhood. Modelling too is cultivated as much as possible,
    • man we need an all-round conception of art, for the faculty of reason can
    • moment we know how to lead over the faculty of mental perception to
    • should be to add to what is required by prosaic culture and
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture I
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    • branches of civilised, cultural activity which we foster within
    • spiritual life of the cultural world of today. Looking back on
    • the cultural life of today. At the present time the only sphere
    • has been “cured to death,” this indeed is difficult
    • social disturbances which are so widespread in the cultural
    • soul into a unity with the physical. The wonderful culture and
    • of a knowledge of man and the cultural value of education.
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    • difficult it was for his soul-spiritual being to enter into
    • difficult; but children who give no trouble are seldom those
    • the act of creation is always very difficult. He has, as it
    • occultism, mysticism, and initiation science. And Schiller sets
    • all kinds of occult secrets.
    • illness, that in some way or another, even if in a quite occult
    • outstanding faculties to be developed up to the change of
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    • but speech thought. So it is in the cultural development of
    • of course not do so in such a way that we study the cultural
    • study the history of culture — albeit the writing in use
    • being. Today this is difficult.
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    • then on the child develops the faculty of experiencing inwardly
    • but other faculties enter in. We see therefore that in the main
    • Of all the arts this must be cultivated first, for it leads the
    • emancipated, independent faculties of the head can only be made
    • certain farmers, I gave an agricultural course, at the end of
    • roots. Today, after the failure of agricultural methods of
    • development, we need a new impulse in agriculture based on
    • have not only the decline of the West in regard to its cultural
    • of nature, for example, in regard to agriculture.
    • difficulty in learning eurythmy, for in eurythmy he simply
    • cultural development a concept has arisen which goes by the
    • the history of culture are the ones who do actually
    • this kind are not difficult to construct. In the earlier days
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    • a psychological faculty of perception. This kind of perception
    • unable to develop the faculties which, spiritually, are
    • one merely speaks about faculties or lack of faculties.
    • in the physical and have difficulty in freeing themselves.
    • difficult to understand that this is essential in education.
    • know the sick body of a child. In studying the difficulties
    • belonged to the more cultured upper-middle class, and everybody
    • its faculty for psychological perception. In addition to
    • a great difficulty arises. It is a remarkable fact that where
    • with the difficulties.
    • usually experienced great difficulty in maintaining discipline.
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    • difficulties and these must be consciously overcome.
    • case he is faced with a more direct and more difficult task
    • realise what is suitable for adult life. Here we must cultivate
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    • different level, as it is, on a higher level, to cultivate the
    • this emancipated faculty. The child grows pale and the teacher
    • faculty of memory. Too many of these forces have gone down into
    • scarcely anything. I am unable to enter into his difficulties
    • crack, I shall give him something which is more difficult to
    • too many potatoes. The situation is a little difficult because
    • faculties of intelligence in human beings are related in their
    • And much might be learned about cultural history if people
    • together the most varied streams of culture. At the present
    • which were also centres for education and culture, centres
    • dedicated at one and the same time to the cultivation of
    • of cultic ceremonial. Science was embodied in such cults, as
    • united have in the course of cultural development become
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    • culture which were still built up out of inner musical
    • intuition, if we enter into such oriental epochs of culture in
    • this very difficult. Hence they do not describe the things, but
    • thinking. I always feel it to be a great difficulty with the
    • it gives me real satisfaction when they develop the faculty of
    • difficult to realise, into relationships which are purely
    • we have the calculating machine is a proof of how difficult it
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    • accomplish forms part of the whole culture and development of
    • example, but first we will begin with oriental culture.
    • oriental culture and what still remains of it. Oriental culture
    • difficulty does it rise beyond the principle of authority. The
    • nothing. In oriental culture to teach would have no sense.
    • intellectual, conceptual explanation. In Greek culture
    • and the outer faculties were allowed to develop out of this
    • faculty of movement; but the Greek knew this in a most
    • remained when culture passed over into mediaeval times.
    • all culture and world-perspective was based on the
    • consider Roman Art and culture. There the rhetorician takes the
    • place of the gymnast; there the entire cultural life is centred
    • taught in order to develop the faculty of working with and
    • importance. Hence all culture, the perspective of civilisation
    • stream of culture which carried this into later times, in some
    • Jesuitical culture. And it was only in the course of the 19th
    • far as the shaping and development of culture is concerned. We
    • culture. Life was to be shaped and moulded according to
    • the culture of the outer world. This could easily be seen in
    • This is why it is so difficult for us to gain an understanding
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    • there, in which religion, art and science were cultivated
    • spiritual and cultural life, where people were living in the
    • previously there had been the Roman culture. Keeping such a
    • not contain very much and is moreover extremely difficult to
    • originated out of Greek culture. I must often think of how it
    • have great difficulty in finding teachers for these free
    • shows clearly how difficult it is today for an
    • only what constituted a living culture, but now they had
    • to find access to the dead culture essential to the Abitur
    • extraordinarily difficult to reconcile ourselves to putting the
    • that at the examination. This was a real difficulty. And then
    • see how difficult it is actually to establish within present
    • they are, and that this gives rise to immense difficulties. And
    • of today is confronted with formidable difficulties when it
    • development of culture in the future; this alone compels us to
    • with great difficulties in the public life of today.
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    • culture, of the reading and writing which you impart to the
    • definite culture, has no significance at all for the human
    • culture have no direct meaning for super-physical humanity, for
    • first we shall attach great importance to cultivating the
    • Consequently, we proceed by letting every child cultivate
    • whole individual has not been cultivated. But it is not
    • only that the artistic element must be cultivated, too, but the
    • a meaning in them. While cultivating further what the child has
    • here to cultivate, at the same time as “object
    • authority should be cultivated, that does not mean that a
    • cultural epochs, but that we cannot proceed as though we were
    • transport the child into earlier cultural epochs now with
    • and fourteenth year that certain abilities can be cultivated in
    • battle of life. If these abilities are not cultivated at this
    • where the artistic element is being cultivated. We draw with
    • Occult Science.]
    • particularly cultivated from the head downwards. The head
    • when we cultivate all that has relation to the higher man in a
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    • Occult Science, World-evolution and Man,
    • human being is a mere mechanism, and the cultivation of this
    • outside reality. Only think how sympathy, rightly cultivated in
    • checked or cultivated — must be pursued in education with
    • cultivation of our own sympathy with the pupil. The better the
    • sympathies we cultivate with him, the better will be our
    • education of the will, we should have to cultivate
    • children now. And we must cultivate sympathies in the right way
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    • educators. Now you must not say: “We are not to cultivate
    • the death-giving element in man, we are to avoid cultivating
    • Outlines of Occult Science,
    • cultivation of the conceptual element; we must cultivate it,
    • extinction of the one element, but from the cultivation of
    • cultivated sense of feeling — with the way in which the
    • service. For just imagine what a great cultural problem the
    • cultivation of music in an elementary way, so that, without any
    • cultivated in the growing child. In poetry the child should
    • reality it is not difficult to understand; only they are not
    • Spaziergang — explain the cultural-historical
    • again, when the musical ear of the individual is cultivated he
    • Outlines of Occult Science.]
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    • sentiment, it must nevertheless be cultivated in the
    • culture must be inspired in the child from the very first, so
    • is the principle which has ruined so much in our culture. A
    • represented a cult or were in charge of it — in the
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    • taken spiritual science into its culture.
    • spelling we must cultivate in him the feeling of respect, of
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    • furthest-flung offshoot of a declining culture; in its entire
    • we must cultivate everything which does not aim at a mere
    • proved detrimental to our spiritual culture, do I emphasize
    • who memorize with difficulty; then other “subjects”
    • difficulty, what they have once learnt. Now it has been
    • difficulty; there are also those who easily or laboriously
    • us, above all, prefer to cultivate sound common sense in
    • starting-point, and when this is properly cultivated it will
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    • In Germany you will be sharing the many difficulties inevitable
    • should permeate our civilization and our culture: the
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    • development of the impulse in humanity towards culture. But
    • himself — just as we should cultivate the telling of
    • this involves. You must cultivate in yourself the capacity for
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    • opinion. You will find it difficult to form a sentence similar
    • the lesson the faculty necessary for teaching. The fact
    • faculty which is otherwise absent. This is stimulated
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    • interfering with our culture. We need this disturbing element.
    • and the less able, who have difficulties at first but at last
    • Dealing with them will be all the more difficult the older they
    • cultivating the telling of pieces of narrative. In the
    • cultured folk to-day only see half the world, as a rule, and
    • aspect of movement, is cultivated in the language lesson.
    • will be indeed important to cultivate object lessons, but not
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    • between agriculture and human life, to give him a clear idea of
    • let the children cultivate the school garden, if they could be
    • We then lead him on to understand the cultural conditions, the
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    • way. You will do far more, in fact, to cultivate idealism
    • Certainly, by overcoming great difficulties, he can learn it
    • difficulties. You do the child a great kindness if you teach
    • complex being, and that the faculties which it is desired to
    • cultivate in him must often be prepared beforehand.
    • almost invincible difficulties. You cannot even repair in the
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    • will result for us in the most vital difficulties which we must
    • there will, of course, be difficulties, because there
    • ourselves in a commission on culture, where a young
    • cultivate “ugly writing” and “pretty
    • our own accuracy. This is especially difficult for us Austrians
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    • as so necessary: the cultivation of the child's
    • imaginative faculty or the faculty of fantasy. If, for the sake
    • for this purpose we have to cultivate and practise, because we
    • cultivated in its proper place, but you must not apply the
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    • with such thoughts as we shall here cultivate, that you do not pay any
    • even in the face of difficulty and resistance. And we must above all
    • are externals which we must certainly cultivate, but we shall only
    • cultivate them rightly if we establish the importance of the relation
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    • difficult because it has no real content. But what is will really? It
    • us from the time before birth. When you use this faculty to-day as
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    • science, will find something difficult to understand. What brings us
    • faculties and through their means he grasps all that is dead in
    • true. All that we have in abstract science we owe to the faculty of
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    • something terrible. It is the death of all culture. Many dreadful
    • that former ages have contributed to human culture. This will not be
    • following generations, with the result that all culture will soon
    • the life of culture.
    • a real impulse of will. A more unconscious repetition cultivates
    • feeling: fully conscious repetition cultivates the true will impulse,
    • cultivating the will, therefore, we must not expect to do what is of
    • importance in cultivating the intellect. Where the intellect is
    • of education: for the cultivation of the will depends upon repetition
    • cultivation of the will. But in reality this is of no use whatever.
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    • Thus, in considering the separate faculties of soul, it is impossible
    • are so different that the faculty of judgment could not be understood
    • From this you will see how difficult it is to get any kind of exact
    • find it difficult to discriminate clearly — especially in the
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    • Mullner, a priest, the Catholic philosopher of the theological faculty
    • cultivate will and feeling; otherwise we shall really be contradicting
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    • far-reaching influence on the whole cultural life of the times.
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    • I have always found that for most men there is a great difficulty in
    • And this brings us to a very, very difficult chapter, to the hardest,
    • It is very much harder, very difficult indeed, to see the limb bones
    • is this so difficult? The reason is that a tubular bone, wherever it
    • centre of the limb system? This brings us to the second difficulty.
    • difficult matter. It is particularly difficult because in this age
    • things. Care is taken that the accepted culture of our time should
    • Similarly, as the result of present culture man only knows what is
    • Since the year A.D. 869 for Western culture derived from Catholicism
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    • accustom ourselves to the difficult thought that the only way to
    • the head system is made difficult. For this reason it is not right to
    • read something difficult, and really have to think as we read (not
    • exactly a favourite occupation nowadays), if we do too much difficult
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    • cultivated during the later primary school years is the mutual
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • new thing in any sphere of human culture must first win the right to
    • This spiritual science was cultivated to begin with for its own sake;
    • But this spiritual culture is not capable of giving answers to man's
    • we may formulate such beliefs into a cult. This can warm our hearts
    • increasingly difficult to put in practice the great findings and
    • to acquire a delicate faculty for perceiving how the life of the blood
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • I have been informed that there was something difficult to understand
    • in what I spoke about yesterday. In particular that difficulties had
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • “Occult Science,”
    • with the will is the faculty of apprehending our own will activity.
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • something quite different and we feel difficulty.
    • as a manifestation of the highest, a difficult child. But we must live
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • human being. Each capacity or group of faculties in the human being is
    • operations of mathematics are not foreign to human faculty in the way
    • perceives: what forces connect the faculty used in arithmetic with the
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • Now the sanguine child is particularly difficult to handle. The
    • illustration for the sake of clarity. Suppose we find difficulty in
    • becomes in a way partially melancholic. The child finds it difficult
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • single teacher and take him with the faculties which he has. Above all
    • it is necessary to understand what these faculties are. One must know
    • with certain practical difficulties in the Waldorf School. For the
    • But this naturally involved certain difficulties, for the proletarian
    • what I might call the tiny difficulties. A greater difficulty arose
    • have been a minor difficulty. The greater difficulty is this, that no
    • exceedingly difficult task of carrying out an educational idea on the
    • he will experience them inwardly. And even if this is difficult and
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • a certain difficulty, of which the following incident will give you an
    • difficulties. Some of these difficulties are of a psychical and moral
    • troublesome behaviour and difficulties among 14, 15 and 16 year old
    • faculties by such numbers.
    • We find it exceedingly difficult, if only on humane grounds, to leave
    • difficult for us to find religion teachers in our own sphere. But, in
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    • at the highest cultural level.
    • encounter many difficulties. And these difficulties are particularly
    • difficulties by extraneous discipline. If they are repressed now they
    • in each others company such difficulties occur very frequently.
    • it, but in so far as we belong to the so-called cultured classes we
    • This is the real reason why the Waldorf Teachers do not cultivate a
    • definite and separate pedagogy and didactic, but cultivate a
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    • articulated in only very few people of today's culture. It will be
    • find that these things present difficulties for an inner understanding
    • will have great difficulty in grasping the significance of what happens
    • difficult it may be you will do this child a great service when you
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    • with difficulties in this respect, when one tries to have them do such
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    • that this going out of oneself is difficult, that one would like to remain
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    • same manner. He will have much more difficulty in learning to do it,
    • regulatory. In the ancient culture it was customary to have the younger
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    • occult. In a certain sense, of course, they are occult, but it is
    • extraordinarily difficult to speak to people about these things,
    • difficult for me even from the anthroposophical side — this cannot
    • personal aspirations. People will make it difficult, but it must be
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    • notice that a child is having difficulties in teething, you can assist
    • certain difficulties at the time it begins to teethe; it has certain
    • forth who will cultivate a fine feeling for what can be achieved in
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    • sought, the form of some ritual or cult.
    • unusual attention is paid to the cultivation of initiative, of will
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    • peoples of the earth cultivate some grain or other.
    • sometimes a difficulty, obviously: some people can't bear the thought
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    • There have already been agricultural conferences in which the farmers
    • and exercises critical faculties. Therefore, you can see, in earlier
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