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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • consideration of human freedom is too pronounced on the part of the
    • Another important point is that the main part of this schooling does
    • not express itself in any particular external formalities, nor does it
    • particularly effective in the case of insignificant characteristics
    • and New Testaments, particularly in the Gospel of St. John beginning
    • not to one man, one family. They are not part of one generation or one
    • proclaims day by day are part of a vast spiritual world panorama that
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
    • If self-development is sought for in this area, then part of it comes
    • apart from other books of instruction in that it is harmless. Only
    • exercises and particularly if he develops certain virtues, which
    • virtues in particular that must be developed that nearly turn man into
    • of the heart."
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • the heart, it must be able to take up a position with regard to those
    • to say about those questions which are a part of our times. For how
    • opposed it were particularly discerning The question regarding women
    • abilities, they have for the most part overcome all the difficulties.
    • although, in actual practice a large part of the question concerning
    • fundamental characteristics of woman immediately start contradicting
    • most eminent sense, participated and participates in
    • a woman of one particular people (or nation or tribe) will differ far
    • impartially at the human being, it is usually possible to distinguish
    • life, how they were equal to men and played a great part. And
    • influence. She had one particular department to look after and he
    • because in past centuries and particularly in the last century, our
    • craft. There was a particular way of being active in law, in
    • element that which spoke to the heart and soul, that which spoke to
    • another inclination, one of the heart, a longing of the soul had to
    • spiritual-scientific research, by Theosophy, as just one part of the
    • beings, is just one part of the human being: the physical body. This
    • Spiritual Science is pointing to, of a particular
    • etheric or life-body. Any particular sum of chemical and physical
    • works downwards into the three other parts of the human being. Be
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • agricultural methods, artificial fertilizers and lengthy delays
    • individual's own inner spiritual activity takes part in directing
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • particularly by taking a stand that can be expressed in the
    • not agitating in favor of particular tendencies, nor are we trying
    • striving to develop themselves spiritually in particular, but to
    • counterpart to everything physical, so there is spiritual light in
    • this man there lives a spiritual counterpart, so also I can imagine
    • that in light there lives a spiritual counterpart.” Indeed,
    • disintegration is part of the activity of the astral body. There is
    • created inwardly. The inner activity of consciousness particularly
    • activity. In a meat diet part of this inner activity is
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • counteracting the rigor of specialization within them. Particularly
    • example a food that plays an important part in life, that is, milk.
    • astral body of the animal. Milk is only partly an animal product
    • and the animal or human astral forces do not participate in its
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • which the will has no part; the second pole is the impelling force of
    • to give ourselves up to the enjoyment art, of poetry, or of some other
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • from the heart towards the head. Within the head these rays play
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • the heart. Now these streams, which in sleeping man come from outside,
    • Moral qualities are revealed distinctly in the particular colouring of
    • calm glow of light often extends as far as the heart. Two streams can
    • toward the heart; and if, on the other hand, we grasp the significance
    • Just as in the region of the human heart the blood is continually
    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • blood streams upwards from the heart as ether, so since the Mystery of
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
    • together with the streamings from below upward, from heart to head.
    • etheric body of the Earth, it accompanies the etherised human blood
    • streaming upwards from the heart to the brain, so that not only those
    • each other, thrust each other away. In every epoch of Earth evolution
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • even for those who are not particularly inclined to concern themselves
    • respects, men are no doubt receiving the training needed to take part in
    • worse than to feel remote in your heart from the things you have to do
    • thought in mind that I have put it in a particular spot. Then I will form a
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • starting at the end of an event and pursuing it through to the beginning,
    • quickly lead to vanity. Quite apart from the fact that it can be corrective
    • face in my own heart the necessity of making a “yes” or
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Anthroposophy takes its start, not from the world perceived by the
    • easily conclude that human knowledge can go so far and no farther. It
    • being, apart from the body is the great experience of the spiritual
    • particular it is most important to come to terms with present-day
    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • less important parts. This arrangement can be recognized when facts
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • part of his being follows certain laws whereby it connects itself with
    • spiritual part helps in the whole growth and development of the human
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • stronger and more powerful. It is the part in us that passes through
    • that part in us that passes over into the spiritual world. At an
    • important moment in our life, when the fresh forces of our youth start
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • Can our present age be compared with the first part of human life,
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • our world conception. Indeed, every heart and soul will be filled with joy
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • wealth of medieval art and other material concerning medieval notions of
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • hunting party, which is standing before the reminder of death, the three
    • striving to attain in spiritual science. The hunting party halts before
    • of the hunting party who see what becomes of the body. When you look
    • angels have been depicted by the artist as children. Here we find a
    • human soul, entered his soul through the Child. In the painting the artist
    • one. In order to understand how man can save the eternal part of his being,
    • in him of its spiritual counterpart.
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
    • in the mists that spread out over the earth, we see something that does not
    • changeable influences of the weather on the earth. In spring and summer the
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • reverence and loving and true heartfelt devotion for what occurred
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • more able to participate in that which, proceeding from the Mystery of
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • Mystery into the hearts and souls of men.
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
    • away from the earth at which the animal is compelled to look by reason
    • learnt to alter the Moon direction to that of the Earth. This came
    • about because, during the Earth development, the Spirits of Form
    • through this position, he is wrested from the Earth. The Earth
    • growth it remains horizontal. But the Earth has no forces enabling it
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • but the eyes themselves are apart from our perception; it is the same with
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • time through Lucifer and Ahriman — to take possession of another part
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • has a heart or stomach, knows it by direct experience, because he has a
    • something enters with the cherries that is related to a particular organ;
    • this deed shone down into the earth's atmosphere. Then that harmonizing
    • In the last part of the Atlantean period humanity faced a third danger.
    • act upon earth to prevent the withering of plant life, so must the Sun
    • Spirit be reflected upon earth from supramundane spheres as I have just
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • I'd like to start with a comparison from natural science, not to prove
    • splitting water into two parts. It's no argument against monism when
    • research. A large part of the preparation for spiritual research
    • become aware that the seed, the essential part of a new plant, is
    • realization of repeated earth-lives in full harmony with the natural
    • prepares for a new life on earth. In other words, the core of the
    • human soul which matures during one earth-life will appear again in a
    • further life on earth. I can only indicate briefly how the spiritual
    • comes to this view of repeated earth-lives.
    • repeated earth-lives.
    • earth-lives. He said somewhat as follows: “Is this teaching to be
    • Spiritual science recognizes the truth of repeated earth-lives out of
    • they take part in every epoch.
    • comfortable than to think that we have each been part of every
    • civilization that ever existed on the earth.
    • claimed that the earth didn't stand still, but revolved around the
    • sun, and that the sun actually stood still in relation to the earth?
    • of the senses to calculate the course of the stars and the particular
    • life on earth, that the Christian religion is the ultimate religion
    • for the earth's whole future. Spiritual science shows us particularly
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • most historians today concede that World War II was in part caused by
    • broke up into two parts, one of which disappeared behind the Iron
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • special artistic care is the manner in which he raises his left arm,
    • figures must be portrayed artistically to show how the Christ, by the
    • visible will be a particularly important artistic task and you will
    • Imagine, for example, an artistic portrayal of the Christ suggesting
    • the earthly realm.
    • and the left one upward. Again, it will be an important artistic task
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
    • earth through the Mystery of Golgotha. In order to realize how the
    • tradition. In part, these legends refer generally to ancient pagan
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • describe. Geologists conceive the earth's components as being similar
    • to the skeleton of man. Yet the spiritual also belongs to our earth
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • consciousness of the attitude of soul that is part and parcel of
    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • Earth
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • in our hearts for the sixth epoch of culture and that it is our task
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • said of the people who are particularly sensitive. In the sixth epoch,
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • meaning of the idea of community, saying to ourselves: Apart from the
    • of West European culture, and particularly of Central European
    • particularly striking form, especially among the civilized Greeks, a
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • by a people whose particular mission it will be in the sixth epoch,
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • that this is so; only his consciousness of it is, for the most part,
    • genius of the particular culture. The term refers to the element of
    • two states where the war had its starting-point. On the one side,
    • different racial stocks, apart from all minor differentiations, are
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • particular point: What can we discover if the things which we have learned
    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • themselves particularly as a species and the various qualities were not
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • future, the MORAL physiognomy will be particularly conspicuous, whereas
    • aspect. Particularly those animals which now supply meat for human
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • future, and that part (the etheric body) which can still be shaped and
    • are poets or artists, and they may say: “I feel my genius within
    • thoughts. Particularly the followers of the spiritual-scientific
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • my desire to answer certain questions which must arise in this particular
    • particular form to this life which compels us today to regard all questions
    • paralyzing effect on us. And the continual spread of this feeling of partial
    • toils of this belief. The man I refer to was a peasant who lived a martyr's
    • veritable martyr to his convictions, for he spent much time in prison on
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • revolved by means of a pin. And behold! tiny particles do actually sever
    • For observe, the drop would not throw off particles from itself, were the
    • Grimm, the great authority on art, set forth his conviction that
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • intervention than efforts on the part of some outside force to maintain the
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • answer to these questions must come from a different quarter. And it is
    • differently from other literature. Scientific literature imparts certain
    • which does not merely impart results of knowledge, but we can secure by means
    • methods, represents merely one part, one member of the entire human entity;
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • is their function, apart from the fact that they bring death to man?
    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • Perhaps the best way of attaining our present purpose is to start from
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • Art. Much can be learned from the evolution of Art; I have often given
    • — that artistic creation and enjoyment are declining in almost all
    • domains of Art. All that has been attempted in Art during the last few
    • decades reveals very clearly, to anyone who has true feeling, that Art
    • artistic life which must pass into the evolution of humanity in future
    • and concomitant effects. We may say, however, that all Art contains an
    • Anyone who truly enters, for instance, into the artistic forms created
    • pulsating through music and poetry — anyone who experiences Art in a
    • truly inward way (which artists themselves often fail to do nowadays)
    • earth. For men no longer have that relationship to language which sees
    • they are “inspirations” imparted by a demon out of the
    • we approach the future of earthly evolution, in the time to which I
    • take still longer for this kind of breathing to become a part of the
    • soul of man — the whole of the sixth epoch of civilisation and part
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • ways of looking at the world, we have started from one fundamental
    • we will particularly look at what is a peculiarity of our age — this
    • avoid this, he does not willingly take a conscious part in the shaping
    • short, something which is not an inner part of the individual. All
    • the most part, terribly egoistic. Many a man is supported by what he
    • large part of the so-called love of doing good is a masked self-love.
    • forms part of us could not be there at all unless this or that person
    • forces are growing ever stronger as part of human evolution.
    • to participate in the healthy development of mankind in the present.
    • the whole earth. They look upon the earth as a globe on which they, by
    • starting in the West, can eventually arrive in the East. But people on
    • the earth are different — and exactly in this difference dwells an
    • the Earth population divided into three parts. You cannot say:
    • for political life. One can study how the political art of dividing
    • earth-realities. But if you take the brilliant feats of the German
    • will. If one wishes to apply this to solid earth-realities — if one
    • people of the earth. This becomes visible in many areas. You have, for
    • or societies connected with a particular people or nation, then it is
    • whose realization he can take part, this person is truly of the
    • the ensuing periods of earth evolution as the Christ Impulse. We have
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • traits which appeared particularly among the ruling strata in the
    • upon so many aspects of art and general human interest of bygone times
    • spiritual evolution of mankind, into art, into matters of universal
    • townsfolk, which has its start about the year 1200 and lasts right on
    • perpetual rebellion, self-defence, on the part of the economic
    • literature on law is a veritable martyrdom for sound thinking; one
    • The kind of life and thinking emanating from the Universities started
    • has to impart concerning the laws of human evolution. When a man
    • reached a parting of the ways. Spiritual Beings of higher worlds are
    • diverse populations on the earth.
    • of Golgotha, the configuration of peoples on earth was determined from
    • spiritual world into the physical bodies dwelling in some particular
    • earth in different streams. Races and peoples began to intermix, thus
    • enhancing the importance of the element of heredity in earthly life. A
    • population inhabiting a particular region of the earth moved to
    • horizontal. Whereas the distribution of human beings over the earth
    • of men over the earth now also began to have an effect.
    • and the bodies on the earth below. Speaking concretely: souls who were
    • of climate, and so forth, on the earth below, and also by whether a
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • anthroposophical truths in particular that I would like to develop for you.
    • particular truths have, and that is what we will talk about tomorrow.
    • capacities have any part to play in the rest of man's life? You will see that
    • forces. Where does man himself, as an ordinary person, belong? The part
    • side work into the part of man that belongs to the line. Man is the result
    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
    • seven, for these are the forces from within the earth. To delve down into the
    • earth to find the forces of the earth's interior would be absolutely wrong.
    • You would only find earth substances. The forces that are active in the earth
    • of the encircling air that work in man, forces that still belong to the earth,
    • to the earth's atmosphere. These are predominantly at work in everything
    • the earth's whole solar system work at organizing the human being.
    • So we have the earth's interior in the first period of life; encircling air in
    • the second period of life, that is, what the earth itself is embedded in. The
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • When man is studied by modern scientific thinking, one part only of
    • not considered to be part and parcel of the organism itself. The
    • constituents are to be considered as an integral part or member of the
    • particular significance.
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • is how the human as earthly being today is constituted.
    • — we should find in registering the warmth in the different parts
    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • such which surrounds our earth, and say: it penetrates into our
    • becomes an integral part of us. In our aeriform organism we actually
    • process within us. Similarly, a destructive, partially destructive,
    • warmth-organism, an aeriform organism, a fluid organism, and an earth
    • spoken of how impulses of will are connected with the earthly sphere,
    • connected with forces outside and beyond the earthly sphere. But how
    • the warmth-organism. Under present earthly conditions it is not
    • As an earthly being, man's constitution is such that, by way of the
    • the astral body and coming to expression in the earthly organization
    • asserts itself in a particular metamorphosis — namely, what we
    • observation very much astray. As earthly human beings we perceive the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • built, or only very inadequately built, particularly in the science
    • the heart. The overheated stove symbolized irregular beating of the
    • heart, the snakes symbolized the intestines, and so forth. Dreams
    • pervades the whole human organism, pervades every part of it. The
    • air-organism, it imparts to it something that I can only call a
    • source of light. Sources of light, as it were, are imparted to
    • our fluid organism, tone was kindled which now becomes part of
    • [e.Ed: Particularly by Aristarchos of Samos, the Greek
    • drawn from this source — but drawn from it in the earthly world, for
    • If here on the earth there were no soul capable of being with
    • This force of light that is on the earth
    • from the earth into the universe. If a grievous age were to dawn over
    • the earth, an age when millions and millions of men would perish
    • dozen men filled with moral enthusiasm, the earth would still
    • wanted to impart these truths to the world and was then brought to his
    • present time. But we are living in an age when either earthly
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • is nothing but will. I have laid particular emphasis on this in the
    • the will. When does the will present itself with particular clarity
    • a starting-point. If you have here a mirror and here an object, the
    • with the heart. This means of union is the life of feeling, which is
    • part of our manhood, but also means something in the cosmos. Think of
    • it — a man is born in a particular year; before then he was in
    • different direction, rising up from parts of his organism other than
    • Those who on the basis of some particular conception of the world
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • the body into fourteen parts. Isis buries these fourteen parts in various
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
    • the earth.
    • One of the Egyptian pyramids depicts the whole event in a particularly
    • solution to the great secrets of the universe in their own particular
    • buried from spring to fall in the earth where they develop the forces of
    • the earth, so that the earth may produce the fruit which humankind needs.
    • This, then, is the idea we find present in the minds and hearts of the
    • representative of the Christ who had not yet arrived on earth. In their own
    • then onwards remains with the earth. He is present, he exists, as the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • Stuttgart, January 1st, 1921
    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • particularly between the human will and the super-sensible world, the
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • evolution takes its starting-point from a certain ancient instinctive
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • the poor shepherds out in the fields, who in the piety of their hearts
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • out of the dripping clouds; in the human heart when the will is roused
    • quart, and certainly know it very well from a certain standpoint. But
    • with a mature soul-condition. I have referred to this particular type
    • vision, the poor shepherds in the fields partook in the annunciation:
    • great mystery of earthly life was imparted from two different sides.
    • earth. These “a priori” experiences rise in an unconscious
    • Mysteries as though he must say: “Now I am living on earth; my
    • that they had lived in a spiritual world before they walked on earth.
    • the earth was present in its last remnants in the Wisemen of the East,
    • As man lives here on the earth and concerns himself with gaining
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    • science. This will be particularly evident when we come to consider
    • four centuries. Let me illustrate this for you in a particular case.
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
    • will before such knowledge could be imparted to them.
    • example, concerning the sun and its relation to the earth was
    • Now it is well-known that no power on earth can withstand for long the
    • Man felt himself within the world; he was part of it. In our time man
    • space together with the planet Earth, and his picture of the whole
    • part in his conception of the universe. Man becomes filled, that is to
    • To Nature's heart
    • the heart of Nature, shall carry the soul into her innermost being.
    • ‘To Nature's heart
    • We think, through every part
    • We enter into her heart.
    • Look in your own heart, man, and tell
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    • work in him during sleep too, within that part of his being where his
    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • afterwards, as having been part of the condition of sleep.
    • work during sleep, when the bodily part of our being is engaged in
    • forms of art or of nature, or in sympathies and antipathies connected
    • treasures were destroyed, countless works of art, countless scripts
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
    • farther into the darkness of the East — this Sun-treasure must wait
    • If our hearts are in the right place, knowledge of the course of
    • would fain impart.
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • it encompasses not only what is historical but also in part the
    • jurisprudence, all outer compartmentalization, all the prose of life,
    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • his building, in his temple. The following parts of the sentence would
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • speak, something takes place in the upper part of his being, as a
    • result of the activity of his lower part, which is a consequence of
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • planted trees in a beautifully artistic order. Each individual tree
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
    • earthly points, just as we have various pictures of one and the same
    • the cosmos to the Earth.
    • the spiritual cosmos. By being born on a particular day of the year we
    • experienced as he descended to earth, when with his being he created
    • the form of an axiomatic truth or as part of an axiomatic truth. Thus
    • a concrete experience was represented with a part of the primal
    • piling them up. In olden days one did not count in this way. A start
    • was made with a unit. And by splitting the unit into two parts one had
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  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • This edition of The Human Heart, is a reprint of a
    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • it, is the physical heart.
    • You must not suppose that until then man has no etheric heart. Certain
    • acquires the etheric heart that will now be his. For the gathered
    • heart of man. The etheric heart he has before this time is one that he
    • physical organism, a kind of etheric heart — a substitute etheric
    • heart, so to speak — is drawn together by the forces of the physical
    • body. He keeps this etheric heart during his childhood years, but then
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    • art and religion.
    • and these in turn in science, art and religion.
    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • For the most part to-day, man regards his bodily health from a purely
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • greater and greater intensity the farther we go back in history — is
    • able to realize his existence inwardly, apart from all externalities.
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • manifested in art. If we have before us a human being of flesh and
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • lost a particular inner direction in his life. This directing quality of
    • historically in a particular epoch.
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • soul-life, belonging as I do to this particular epoch.’ An animal lives
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • must keep in mind the particular tasks awaiting the human soul in each
    • cannot lead to such an understanding of each particular age. We may be told
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • points of view, from which the particular tenor of soul-life in our own
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • more particularly in regard to culture and the life of the soul. We find
    • to a particular grade of knowledge, of feeling, and willing. Then, when they
    • itself. Such concepts, with the intellectual soul-content imparted to
    • was his experience of his earthly surroundings. Yet he felt that this world
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    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • right way, they can dissolve and again become part of the general
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • that part of the body: whereas usually, when there is not a foreign
    • physical in this small part of the human organization. This always
    • it becomes encapsulated. In this part of his body man's whole
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • This is why, particularly
    • knowledge, casts light on all other earthly knowledge — just as
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    • Martha Bosch edited it. In the German it appears in
    • anthroposophists to participate in everything and to stick our noses, so to
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • head, heart, wherever? What kind of processes are these? These are also
    • course, if one goes into the smallest parts and ignores all other forces, all
    • today as insignificant, but not treated in that way by a large part of
    • smallest parts in the tissues of the organism. But one does not see the
    • nature and its processes for that which we call quartz, or silicic
    • prepared in the right way from quartz, or silica and administered in the
    • Official medicine often starts out from the opinion that the working of the
    • active in quartz are especially suitable to reestablishing the proper
    • constituents which are contained in the middle parts of the plants, those
    • which are particularly present in the leaves and stem, whereas those
    • the various parts of the plant and the human organism. The root forces
    • not a particular remedy should be used.
    • silica, or quartz. It makes quite a difference whether we prepare this
    • forces into the nerve-sense system. We are then introducing the quartz
    • that more quartz processes need to be transmitted to the nerve-sense
    • well as in Stuttgart.
    • who has a heartfelt interest in the health of his fellow man.
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
    • blood from which his Ego has departed. Angels, Archangels
    • Therefore in truth, throughout our earthly life our physical body is
    • Man therefore, seen in his totality, both in his earthly life by day
    • and in his earthly life by night, is related not only to his physical
    • and visible environment on Earth but to a world of higher spiritual
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • Just as on Earth we may long to know this mountain or that river, this
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    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • able to say today what I desire particularly to say to you on the occasion
    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • right human starting-point for such a festival.
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • painter who let his artistic power unfold in marvellous depths of
    • upon us and take their share and part in all the deeds of the evolution of
    • spheres and together too with other human souls who have also departed from
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
    • existence, inasmuch as it was They who at the beginning of Earth existence
    • set the goal for the life on this Earth.
    • And thus was he, who on Earth had unfolded so great a love for art,
    • and intimate sense — in another way now than when he was on Earth as a
    • transformation of the human heart.
    • partakes in all that was living there in Swedenborg.
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  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • teaching; only those who had trained their hearts and minds
    • prepare their hearts and minds in an adequate way for the reception
    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • utterances. Paul's words acquire a particular meaning, for he assures
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • the initiation in the Mysteries, where for the most part, they were
    • considered to be their own particular wisdom. This wisdom at first
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
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    • These partial omissions and mistakes led certain investigators to the
    • statement that Shakespeare's plays are not works of art of any special
    • This development in art which culminated in Shakespeare is determined
    • important part.
    • already able to buy a house at Stratford. As part-owner of the Globe
    • by a certain artificial note which was the fashion in those days. The
    • The influence exercised by Shakespeare's art will gain in power, when
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    • partial omissions and mistakes led certain researchers to claim
    • works of art of any special value and that originally they must
    • artistic development, which culminated in Shakespeare, was made
    • to buy a house in Stratford. After he became part-owner of the
    • were moreover impaired by a certain artificial note which was the
    • case today, will the effect of Shakespeare's art be ever
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    • eastern part of Asia Minor, ruled over by the kings of Western Asia.
    • Manicheanism we have a starting point for this examination. It is the
    • In ancient epochs, in Atlantis and Lemuria, all knowledge was in part
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    • of Mathematics, from participating in the teachings of the Master.
    • etc., quite as independently of the particular objective entity, as we
    • particular circle drawn upon paper.
    • Materially perceived, all its points, its infinitesimally small parts,
    • precisely to this. Whatever may be objected in particular against
    • When the Occultist, who starts from a point of view like that of
    • part of those who admit exact knowledge only to the extent to which
    • this sense Goethe set himself with particular emphasis against an
    • single parts and in its entire sequence; that it has been perceived in
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    • the thoughts and conceptions imparted to us by that world. These
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • particles, is formed out of the Cosmos. For we ourselves prepare this
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
    • but difficult, because it demands scrupulous care on the part of the
    • Earth as lower impulses is, from the other, the spiritual side, higher
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    • to home were discussed. There was a particularly great interest in
    • were a part of the workers' daily concerns. Nature with its mineral,
    • However, these lectures had been intended for a particular audience;
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • speak or in a fully grown adult are artfully structured.
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • the artfully structured left portion of the brain we can see in
    • utter these sounds out of themselves, without having anything artful
    • left cerebral convolution is structured in an artful way.
    • this particular region (and it will later be found to be the same way
    • cry. It is only because we so artfully structure the left convolution
    • yourself that whereas all the others have a very artfully developed
    • surface, the left cerebral convolution would be more artfully formed;
    • articulating. This remains the same throughout life.
    • say that the exterior part of the brain contains more blood and the
    • inner part of the brain shifts more to the left and the remaining
    • is based on such artful details.
    • languages differ in different regions of the earth. What does it mean
    • This varies with the regions of the earth.
    • assume the following, gentlemen: Let's imagine the earth and people
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • activity of soul. Then the two parties can themselves unite: not that
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • life of the sense-realms must be sought in art and the experience of
    • art. And it is the same with the processes of life; they are
    • permeated with more activity of soul in the experience of art than in
    • which goes on in a human being within the realm of art cannot be
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • cannot use in art the encounters we have in life with an Ego, or with
    • the world of thought. At the most, in some arts which are not quite
    • arts the same relationship to the Ego and to thought can be present
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • turning-point in the history of mankind, particularly in relation to
    • When considering this change one could certainly start from
    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • eighteenth century. He had no particular expectation as to what would
    • appreciation of art.
    • in art a guide for the rest of human activity. The spirit of Goethe
    • is to be achieved in the likeness of genuine art. For the artist
    • hut in the same way that the spiritual has an effect. Thus the artist
    • the law comes about through an inclination akin to that of the artist,
    • particular way for the forces of the soul to work together is what
    • this in my article.
    • philosophical way, by Goethe in an imaginative and artistic way, is
    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
    • your lungs and heart, instead of with the stomach. Man is healthy only
    • wherever men participate in it, and spiritual life, which is entirely
    • particularly by socialising the means of production. We must appeal to
    • to ask the heart and lungs to think and eat, as it is to ask an
    • heart. Things in life do work together, but they work together in the
    • abstract thinking on the other, particularly in relation to the social
    • Paris. These institutions did not belong to a particular State, but to
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    • part of what is contained in the trunk. Moreover, as you will have
    • represents the essentially spiritual part of Man, goes together with
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • objective world quite apart from what is in your consciousness, quite
    • apart from any share your life of soul has in it. And this process
    • open to observe the particular way in which such a man conducts
    • Over his heart she struck amain,
    • Over the heart she struck him amain,He felt therefrom a grievous
    • the heart.
    • makes itself felt particularly strongly in connection with the
    • the subconscious parts of our nature in spiritual spheres. In
    • particular, with our rhythmic system we live in the spiritual sphere
    • life or in one of the following earth-lives. Thus we can say that what
    • Let me now draw your attention to a particular fact. Wherever I have
    • to the smallest details. I pointed this out in the article I wrote on
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • twelve tables of the law. We for our part do not put ourselves to
    • age to age; and today we stand at the starting point of a time when
    • the very evolution of the earth and mankind requires that these more
    • united Himself with the life of earthly humanity?’ People are not
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  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • an essential part of these Mystery-teachings. From the book
    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • particularly when he allows himself to be influenced by the claims of
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth —
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
    • by virtue of their own inherent nature. They work here as Earth
    • forces. Metabolism is primarily an outcome of the working of Earth
    • to the Earth at all, but to the Moon. The human being is shaped from
    • not be an Ego being living on the Earth; on the other hand there could
    • Earth, and it is the Moon that charms down the human race to Earth
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    • A lecture, hitherto untranslated given at Stuttgart on December 9, 1922.
    • in Stuttgart, 9th December, 1922
    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • of the lower part of the leg including the foot. But the
    • ‘foot’ in this case rests not on the earthly ground but on
    • Let us now go farther back, within the ear. We come to the so-called
    • what went before it in the pre-earthly life; then you will also
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • gravity. Gravity which causes the stone to fall to Earth —
    • man in his entirety. Under the influence of earthly gravity, the
    • the spiritual world in the pre-earthly life. It is in fact a pure
    • spiritual and pre-earthly existence. In our lower human organisation
    • we have forgotten the pre-earthly life; we have adapted our organism
    • to the earthly force of gravity and to all that comes from the
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • continued adaptation to the pre-earthly life.
    • world. We human beings are altogether formed in this way. Partly we
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    • A lecture, hitherto untranslated given at Stuttgart on June 21, 1922.
    • A lecture, hitherto untranslated given at Stuttgart on June 21, 1922.
    • in Stuttgart on June 21, 1922. In a few cases the repetitions
    • smacks of illness. Our entire pedagogical art and science is becoming
    • and do not usually spend the larger part of their leisure time in
    • teacher — even though he is the more objective party —
    • And when they feel the most intensive interest in particular world
    • impart this to other young people, then the world speaks out of
    • — to such a terrible extent appears for the most part only in
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    • religions and all those who participate deeply and sincerely in the life of
    • feeling of survival but to impart a clear, fully conscious knowledge of
    • for his clients. Part of his work may well be selfless, but the real
    • is part of you, into that machine; the actual machine does, of course,
    • is a sacrifice on their part. The level of their consciousness is
    • effects. And this brings us to the heart of the matter. The fact that some
    • particular thing is kept secret is of far less importance than that
    • of soul. But as beings of soul you were part of the world soul; as beings
    • of pure spirit you were part of the universal world spirit. The world
    • you. What is now your innermost being was once part of an external world.
    • yourselves what is now the mineral kingdom and it will become part of your
    • such. To do something for the higher self does not partake of egoism
    • doing; all we can do is to make nature part of our own being. But what we
    • what you have contributed will become an integral part of you. If a man
    • setting up a wave-movement here and causing it to take a particular form at
    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
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    • observes the phenomena of life with a certain impartiality will
    • dreamer has never experienced them, I would answer: the parts
    • darker. An unknown impulse urges him to go farther; he has a
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • waking consciousness. In a certain sense they still participate
    • in their breathing processes; they also participate, although
    • sleep they do not actually participate in the processes of
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • Christ on Earth we must have died in this third condition of
    • united with the Earth. Every time that we must awaken out of
    • united with the Earth through the Mystery of Golgotha must come
    • significance of the Christ Impulse for the earthly life. Once
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, after the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • Christ Impulse with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • that religious confession, what Christ accomplished on Earth
    • resolved to know death, to descend to Earth, to become man, and
    • say that, in the history of the evolution of the Earth, there
    • Who became man has such power in earthly life that He is able
    • be able to participate in human destiny, so we are led to the
    • within earthly conditions becomes a god. Such a man would then
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    • A Lecture given at Stuttgart on May 2, 1923
    • N present-day anthroposophical life we must begin to develop an art which
    • was one of the arts of the old Mysteries — those Mysteries which
    • affairs, a great deal that has been lost, and must be renewed. The art I
    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • human being is asleep, and in particular at the etheric body. In this
    • out the Spirit from it, by that art of which I said just now that it
    • This lively activity of the etheric body streams out, in particular,
    • sleeping human being — that is to say upon the part of the human
    • For example, from the moment of falling asleep there is a particular
    • irradiate the interior of the physical part of the sleeping human
    • life of the cosmos this particular music, and radiance, and flooding
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • sleep, in its continual fluctuation, and then draw it at a particular
    • say: it is as if thoughts were starting to flow. What lives otherwise
    • Thirdly — in this attempt to exercise the art of seeking the
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    • perception which hold sway at that particular time. We have also seen
    • designate as the starting-point of Christianity was recognised by the
    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • realm of Art, after the tangible and the visible, and would no longer
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • to establish the personality of Jesus of Nazareth at the starting
    • significance when one speaks of a God at the starting-point of
    • been experienced outside the body. This soul, having participated
    • traditionally by peoples all over the Earth?’ — Spiritual
    • of all the experiences won through repeated earthly lives and the
    • time on the Earth the Christ permeated the being of Jesus of
    • incarnation to incarnation, from earthly life to earthly life. But he
    • its farthest future may be summed up by saying that a clear knowledge
    • of the Divine-Spiritual — of which man is a part and through
    • which he grows to be independent of all Earthly things — flows
    • has played a very small part in philosophy. To all quests for the
    • possessed from his earthly beginning is seen to be something from
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Spiritual Science lived in one of the greatest artists of our time. In
    • no need to reiterate the generalisation that ‘an artist creates
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • point of view, indicating thereby that to him music or art was far
    • our interpretation of these words will be put down as inartistic
    • into his heart.”
    • certain extent Wagner was aware of his particular mission in art. He
    • was not one of those artists who think they must ‘out’ with everything
    • when as yet art had not divided into separate branches.
    • alike of religion, science and art, they were the source of new
    • realise the union of religion, art and science — which in the
    • and art arose. Truth was expressed in the form of art, in
    • such a way that men's hearts and souls were attuned to piety and
    • Mysteries, religion, science and art were one, so were the arts which
    • representation were part of one whole, and when Wagner looked back to
    • primeval times he realised that although the arts had once been
    • time had now come for a re-union of the arts, and with his great gifts
    • an “all-comprehensive work of art.” He felt that all true
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
    • breast-system (breathing-process and heart) and the forty-two earthly
    • Powers with the purely earthly system in man (e.g. digestion,
    • taught how the organism of man is related to the forty-two earthly
    • be composed of earthly substances, in the time of Iamblichus he was
    • Powers, seventy-two planetary Powers, forty-two earthly Powers —
    • highest of these Gods, the God who came down to earth at a definite
    • through Jesus of Nazareth into His earthly activity.
    • knowledge of this spiritual universe was imparted only to those who
    • seventy-two planetary Powers and the forty-two earthly Powers. In
    • heart. Truth and truth alone was his quest. And the great obstacle in
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • foundation upon which the will can reach its particular development.
    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • only be recognised thoroughly by those who depart from
    • heart of one who is able to look into these mysteries, is the fact
    • particularly in regard to the abstract laws of Nature, which have also
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • discover it in the three-partition of social life! All these things
    • explained to you just now. Particularly the years of sorrow, the
    • which do not depart from selfish, but from unselfish human impulses.
    • One nation after the other began to participate in the great
    • spiritual life upon the earth, so do we bring back again into the
    • sphere of activity upon the earth; and if we look upon that which
    • unfold HERE, what pertains exclusively to the earth, is the
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • particularly within the more restricted circle connected with our
    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • marvellous conception, so that he could feel the single parts of the
    • describe these things by drawing in a comparison. Here upon the earth
    • materials which we take from the earth. We take them from a kingdom
    • from the earth, and they, too, will work upon this material. Our
    • earth have for us, when we use them to build machines. The Angeloi,
    • about upon the earth and harbour, as it were, the thought (if we
    • are needed here upon the earth. They work out what is needed in the
    • upon our thoughts, particularly in regard to our etheric body.
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation
    • Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts
    • the evolution of the Art of Building and its changing styles. He gives
    • or Art and Architecture that Reveal the Underlying Wholeness of Creation,
    • lecture 1 of 14 in Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts.
    • so many occasions about the evolution of the Art of Building and its
    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • super-sensible foundation of the Art of Building and foreshadows its
    • 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
    • “Works of Art as Records of the Evolution of Humanity.”
    • creation of ancient works of art, was made easier than it is for us
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • such works of culture and of art as. we have received from the past,
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • region of the Earth.
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • German philosopher Hegel spoke of this Art as the “Art of the
    • the hearts and souls of men were led to the God who dwelt in deep
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  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • Civilization had developed the art of arithmetic. The outcome was the
    • We come now to the third, very complicated migration. Part of it
    • physical plane. The Greeks are preeminently an artistic people. The
    • — this is Art. Among the Greeks, the Initiate of the third group
    • themselves above all as men of wisdom, as artists. When they set about
    • in their art of sculpture had bodied forth a god, were also able to
    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • They underwent it in part on other planets, and thus they brought from
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
    • mankind. The Leader of the Sixth Root Race, in particular, will be a
    • incarnation started, approximately in the middle of Lemuria, one who
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • farther from the Divine-spiritual Beings. “The sickness of
    • Spirit must I find again. But I have departed far from Him.”
    • Thus did man feel the Spirit from whom he had departed,
    • Mysteries was he who evolved in his heart and soul the forces whereby
    • those sacred places which were institutions of Art and Science and of
    • Principle held sway. Yet it was felt how man had departed ever more
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
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    • to-day more particularly of one aspect of this relationship of human
    • language in particular. The periods of time we have to take into view
    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • parts of Europe. The feeling a man had when he was ploughing was
    • a word, it was not so much his thinking that partook in the
    • again; the will takes an intense and active part in the
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • live man's utterances articulated into speech, then that
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • relate particular facts and phenomena to particular higher spiritual
    • in man's speech — that is, in the later part of the
    • the Archangels in the later part of the Atlantean evolution, when
    • Earth.
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • are uttered by the speech organs and articulated into the word.
    • scholar and writer on the history of Art, Hermann Grimm, drew a clear
    • And now when we come to consider our particular sphere, the sphere of
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  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • the first three and greater part of the fourth centuries of our era.
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • but an impulse to give an earthly, physical garb to purely spiritual
    • magical arts in the regions of Northern Asia. The magic arts
    • earthly magic. The forces living in the Pleroma were dragged down to
    • Earth but in the spiritual world bordering on the Earth, the
    • earthly world, terrible etheric-astral Beings are to be seen,
    • Ahrimanic beings who practise an earthly, materialised form of magic.
    • arts but who are infected by them and so come under the influence of
    • Satyrs and of the activities of the Fauns and Satyrs in earthly
    • earthly world. Approximately at the turn of the third and fourth
    • the earthly world and apply them in an earthly, Ahrimanic form of
    • thought and towards a purely intellectual grasp of the earthly world
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • the most part it consisted in this very fact: man was able to free
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • ourselves only in our liquid part, Imaginative experiences can
    • let occultism show its art!’ Well, it will do so the moment its
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • onward we can perceive this influence upon us of the departed; their
    • physical life. It is part of the very character of man, when he has
    • such and such a part in a human being. He does not say, ‘That
    • fact that Lucifer is playing such and such a part in him. He does not
    • is playing such and such a part in him’.
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • quarter-truths have far worse effects than complete errors. Thus it
    • is a half- or quarter-truth which underlies what is so frequently
    • Starting from this point, the psychoanalyst looks for many things in
    • I said half- or quarter-truths often have a far worse effect than
    • quarter-truths. Compare it with what we have pointed out today. The
    • soul in this or that departed one, for whom we are making
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    • Starting with the myths of Osiris and Isis and the Greek gods, Steiner
    • and the Israelites. Moreover, one can say that a great part of the
    • through birth into earthly existence? This question, more or less
    • such beneficent arts and institutions but that he undertook journeys
    • into other lands and there too spread similar useful arts. And in
    • piece, by means of spices and all sorts of other arts she made a
    • Osiris, and the Greeks on their part relate of Osiris that he is the
    • Egyptians sought to learn of the eternal part of the human soul. They
    • but in order to know of this eternal part in life the Egyptians
    • particularly need.) And you know too that she saved Zeus and brought
    • Tartarus, had prevailed on the Goddess Metis, the Goddess of cunning,
    • Gaea and Uranus, particularly, however, when Chronos reigned with
    • there were already men upon the earth, according to the view of the
    • unsympathetic visits; Zeus in particular, as you know, sometimes paid
    • itself, had lived upon the earth, by once descending into a human
    • being. The Zeus-concept was not made earthly in this way, it was
    • Zeus-rulership, the rule of Zeus and the Gods, took its starting
    • particularly outstanding degree. A certain clairvoyance naturally
    • thinking, so they have not descended to the earth, but kept to their
    • the Earth, and Uranus, the Heavens, and connected the Inspirational
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    • perceptibility of super-earthly things. It is well to look back at
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • been a time in which men on earth lived in Imaginations. And this
    • described by saying: Osiris lived upon earth. Lost and slain had been
    • which Osiris has vanished from the earth, that is, in which he was no
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • ages when Imaginative clairvoyance prevailed on earth conditions
    • slain, she departed on a search for the dead body. She found it at
    • taken, not from animal or earthly forms, but from the
    • earth since that ancient time. The air has become coarser. But not
    • social life of man on earth was in fact also thought to be in
    • nothing else than that he had let the star wisdom be imparted to
    • reproduce on earth, and which is connected with successive
    • form over the earth today, without people having any idea of how out
    • trace that back by saying: only the parts have been left, the
    • could write quite clever articles over the most everyday words
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    • them as producing through their deeds what we call earthly humanity.
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • part what immense depth of human consciousness in ancient times
    • most important of their arts, who ruled in Egypt throughout long
    • sword but by persuasion brought them the benefits of the arts
    • wandered upon earth. The laity looked at it as legendary. In the
    • heart, of the Egyptian. We have done so in a few characteristic
    • prejudice, your impartiality in the highest degree, in order that you
    • however, they not only ruined the artistic intention from which the
    • whole thing was supposed to proceed — for an artistic creation
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • particular illusion: the new Isis had an offspring — and she
    • into fourteen parts through the very power of the world.
    • weak, exploring and attempting, it is to be the starting point of
    • original source, ideas are often still farther removed, and people do
    • change of voice or some other part of the bodily organism, but they
    • speaks of man? Of what does even a great part of modern fiction
    • art of Education. This is not the looking back at having been
  • Title: Lecture IV: Ancient Myths
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    • the sense of Plato, really only considered a man to be a partaker of
    • spiritual world. In particular he can find the way to his true, his
    • that the force which flowed through earthly life was the one which
    • every such Zodiacal constellation is related to a particular planet,
    • of you.) Cancer is to be regarded as belonging particularly to the
    • very particularly.
    • co-operation of the left and the right, which is shown in particular
    • connects man more with what lies distant from the earth, with what is
    • elemental surroundings of earth withdraws, there appears the
    • body. On the one hand man's forces pass away from the earth into the
    • particularly the things out in the universe, was an especially strong
    • in man, to forces which lie between the regions of the heart and the
    • precisely through his head. It is particularly difficult today to
    • gives man aggressive forces, particularly offered support to all that
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
    • the earth. But think of the great revolution that now comes with the
    • heavens, he now received from the earth. This is what is shown us
    • forehead. Man can become great with this earth-culture in this fifth
    • comes from particular planets for the various sections in the path of
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    • immediately upon the great flooding of the earth — called in
    • to be of a definite age before he could take any part in public
    • in the beginning of his twenties a man is clever enough to take part
    • draw on hundreds from every part of Europe. In the first half of the
    • Revolution is really altogether sincere in his inmost heart. One
    • have everywhere party-standpoints in which everyone looks on his
    • even unto the end of the Earth-time.’ Revelation has not
    • took part in group meetings five years ago, and five years ago he so
    • by what others had imparted to him, and then he had got such a
    • talks, takes part in group meetings, grumbles vigorously about the
    • the vilest articles on Spiritual Science. After five years the same
    • wisdom of the world. This was at one time an accepted part of
    • eighties with Eduard von Hartmann, the philosopher of the
    • von Hartmann and said ‘Well, I don't understand Zeller!
    • part in science; that did not suit his later years.
    • child reacts. One cannot do this in an artificial way, it can only
    • standpoint. He has, in the first place, only seen the parties which
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    • and significant truth — namely, man wanders over the earth but
    • this statement applies particularly to our own time. We know that
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • man as he wanders about over the earth, as a picture, as a picture
    • on earth. One must regard man quite differently.
    • through birth, this human head is transposed to the earth, it can be
    • dear friends, if one only looks at the part of man which I have drawn
    • case; the remaining part is only a fragment as physical man, and it
    • which wanders visibly about on earth.
    • heart-knowledge — I now call the other man not the head-man, I
    • call him the heart-man — to transform head-knowledge into
    • heart-knowledge, knowledge in which the whole man shares, not only
    • transform head-knowledge into heart-knowledge than to assimilate the
    • to change head-knowledge into heart-knowledge as one lives longer
    • heart-knowledge.
    • living lie somewhat far apart from one another today. The dead have a
    • and slowly as heart-man. And if the dead wish to express what really
    • slower course of the heart-knowledge, they say there wisdom-knowledge
    • is transformed through what ascends from man as heart-warmth or love.
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    • head-part and the remaining part. We can consider the head-part in
    • heaven always differs, according to the special spot on earth and the
    • can realize that a considerable part of man's task between death and
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • we ourselves take part in working in the cosmos. And from the
    • work, namely, that the earth is working there. In the case of the
    • magnet, people own that the universe plays a part, it is only when
    • willing to see that the whole universe participates in it. In the
    • struggles against those parts of the truth that are suggestive of
    • find water or metals under the earth by means of the divining-rod. In
    • that part of my book
    • heredity, however, and that the part of man which excludes the head
    • physical, for as regards the spiritual part of the remaining
    • fact that the head is mainly neutral as regards earthly conditions;
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • on to the earth out of the wide universe. If one wants to draw it
    • schematically, one can say: if the earth is here in universal space
    • in upon the earth, a fine universal substance (arrows inwards), and
    • this fine substance penetrates a little below the earth's
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    • The Soul's Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • by means of his morality, is imparted to the whole cosmos. In the
    • whole great universe. In reality we participate in the making of the
    • feel ourselves as participants in the creation of the world.
    • in the cosmos. This is not the case. The astral body also imparts
    • itself to the universe, though to be sure, to the spirit-soul part of
    • moral impulses, it imparts itself to the cosmos, — it inserts
    • itself, so to speak, into the spirit-soul part of the universe with
    • astral body imparts itself to the universe; if I may use the
    • Their Relationships to Art and Religion.) the ego develops
    • makes the ego feel attracted to just this particular returning astral
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
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    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • in a particular child, but in general it can be said that the human
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • by artificial means; in all those who are not born dumb, thinking is
    • which the astral body participates in the process. For when the human
    • how he imparts to the words his own characteristic tone of voice, how
    • as well. Part of the experience of the Ego during the hours of sleep
    • particular thing was done with the arms! Or again: Such and such an
    • physical life on Earth have to breathe, have to be surrounded with
    • Earth, experience a need that the souls of men who are asleep shall
    • is one that is particularly observable in modern cultural life —
    • imparts real aim to life and transcends physical existence, if in his
    • To understand these things constitutes an integral part of the
    • integral quality of human speech. Even during earthly life it can be
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    • mental attitude as the starting-point; if one were obliged to look
    • friends at Weimar he speaks of the works of art which conjure up
    • At last Goethe is satisfied with an environment, an artistic
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • partiality for mathematics, for geometry, for mechanics.
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
    • and, their knowledge of the world is derived, for the most part, from
    • itself. The poet of modern times has to give language artistic form
    • most charming way of this poetic, artistic element of speech in
    • speech but to the artistic element at work in the shaping of speech.
    • that which actually lives in the heart and mind of another. As we
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • To begin with, I want to express my heart-felt thanks for the cordial
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • places of the heart.
    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • from the depths of the human heart. In both directions he comes up
    • does not take its start from anything that is nebulous or mystical;
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • to be in and part of it. He feels: now for the first time I am
    • wishes and the like, arise, seems to have departed and we feel our
    • our organism since the beginning of earthly life. The Imagination
    • member which works at the forming of the earthly body, is discovered
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science is not an artificial creation of
    • own earthly life through the flow of time, further progress must be
    • to take their departure. They press in upon us and allow themselves
    • thoughtful deliberation have departed. A man who has developed his
    • moment, and at will, look back to what formed part of his
    • tableau of earthly life is all that rises up, but it also holds good
    • in the following position. He starts out with a normal content and
    • existence as men of Earth can be inspired again and again,
    • the body of formative forces working in us during earthly
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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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    • spirit. By departing from various standpoints, we have gradually
    • particular, will be unfolded in the next few days. We may say that
    • particular element which has, on the one hand, taken up something
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • starting with the first Fathers of the Church up to Duns Scotus and
    • altogether disappeared, particularly in regard to their inner
    • things were altogether considered as forming part
    • but when it began to tackle the external world. Particularly in a man
    • represents an artificial way of preserving these super-sensible
    • themselves, one might say, artificially, that it is, after all,
    • may see, particularly in the nineteenth century, the development of a
    • super-sensible world through faith. Particularly significant in this
    • laws. This forms part of what has been achieved from 1840 onwards.
    • vertebrae and the cranium, particularly emphasized this: No matter
    • conscious. Eduard von Hartmann's philosophy was discarded by the
    • one might say, particularly clearly in the nineties of the nineteenth
    • this development. I would only like you to hold fast in particular,
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • state from his particular standpoint and, in reality, he was
    • the “colleague” Haeckel, and particularly emphasized
    • by indicating that, apart from Haeckel's statements concerning the
    • great historical significance in the nineteenth century, particularly
    • the head, the nerve-sensory part of what exists in the human being,
    • in the threefold human being, namely the nerve-sensory part, with the
    • life of thoughts, the rhythmical part, with the life of feeling, and
    • the metabolic part, with the life of the will. Hence, this
    • nerve-sensory part of the human being above all has developed during
    • man, the nerve-sensory part of man had been developed in a particular
    • for he had a poetical nature, an artistic nature and had published
    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • characteristic way in the outwardly pious Christians, particularly in
    • (within, they are undoubtedly the counter-part of
    • part in man which experiences the dream-pictures; it is that part
    • particularly the world of the impulses of the will, inserts itself
    • thinking part of man, the head of man. And we must ask: What
    • occurs within the dreaming, feeling part of the human being, within
    • the sleeping, willing part of the human being, and what occurs from
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • particular are well suited to awaken in us forces of confidence and
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • Particularly
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • this furniture van had appeared in a part where perhaps no
    • really arrived at that particular spot because the child had to
    • this particular case, however, it is significant that the etheric
    • individuality, from that part of its being which then continued
    • artistic structure of our Building. Those who work upon the
    • see, clairvoyant knowledge arises when our soul-spiritual part is
    • lifted out of our physical-corporeal part, so that we are endowed
    • asleep, for in both cases the soul-spiritual part is lifted out of
    • the physical-corporeal part. The clairvoyant consciousness is able to
    • soul-spiritual part of a sleeping human being. When a man is awake,
    • the soul-spiritual part is of course contained in the
    • physical-corporeal part; but let us now imagine a sleeping human
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  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
    • the Logos is working. The crystal-formations of the earth are the
    • embodiments of the single parts of the cosmic Word. Now the sense of
    • more articulate than those among whom he lived but even he could do
    • with the spiritual Beings of the cosmos. Just as here on earth a man
    • surrounding him on earth.
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • for the contents of the articles in the “Anthroposophic News
    • briefly my heartfelt thanks to your esteemed president for her kind
    • modern and particularly in European culture. This low point may be
    • characterised as the rise of a particular inthrust of egoism in all
    • do with a particular forming of man's etheric body, during a very old
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • heredity, but particularly through the fact that we ourselves
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
    • sunlight. While he was digesting, he felt the earth's gravity. He
    • the serpent that twists away from the earth and digests in a
    • particularly visible way, after having swallowed its food. That is
    • earth; i.e. the taking in of food. Through the intimate way in which
    • particular energy that which also lived within him as physical human
    • cartilaginosity of the abdomen. It is a name that the Greeks found
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • and indeed the rather lesser part — of what happens on the
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • evolution of humanity, science, art, and religion formed a harmonious
    • have gradually become those of our arts — bodily, plastic
    • presentation in the plastic arts and presentation by means of tone
    • and word in the arts of music and speech. But this second stage was
    • through art, but in such a way that thoughts, feelings and also the
    • (as it was then conceived), art, and religion. The ideal of the
    • a knowledge that raises itself to art, not symbolical
    • or allegorical art, but true art — which means creative,
    • formative activity in tones and in words — an art which also
    • speak from one particular aspect on this impulse in the
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • receives with a really devoted Christian heart the theology offered
    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
    • their hearts — perhaps more intensely than others — what
    • start from a broad basis whereon can be found a large number of
    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • their hearts a strong religious impulse, a specifically Christian
    • mind and heart, do not immediately find their way to the
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
    • out of the natural tendencies of their heart and mind were to find
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • and so it may perhaps be particularly appropriate just now to say a
    • essential facts, particularly in regard to this subject. The
    • as an expression of his whole being. We must depart first of all from
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • and the heart.” This interior, however, that can thus
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • development; but even during a part of the Moon period, during the
    • first days after his death, are particularly important as far as the
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • comes from the ancient Moon existence, nor that part which comes from
    • those parts that come from the ancient Saturn existence, from the Sun
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • external part is accessible to our sensory contemplation, as
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • November, 1914, and part of Steiner's Lectures to Members. From
    • November, 1914, and part of Steiner's Lectures to Members. From
    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • these soul-parts separately, in such a way that the “one-ness”
    • Europe, a nation that experienced the three parts of the soul
    • time the human being was really formed out of these three soul-parts
    • in the part where Sampo is lost and found again: it is, as it were,
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • division of the three soul-parts, set forth so wonderfully in
    • obliterated through the circumstance of an advancing nation, or part
    • is particularly disposed to develop the consciousness of the soul’s
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
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  • Title: Lecture: Awakening to Community - I
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    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • A lecture delivered at Stuttgart, on February 13th, 1922.
    • Stuttgart, February 13, 1923
    • I would like to start
    • concern of their hearts, something they cannot really do without if
    • today had not become so particularly intense.
    • is fused into one indivisible whole in the heart and soul of an
    • lastly, in participating in the destiny of one's time to a point
    • the experiencing of knowledge, and one's participation in the time's
    • knowledge, to the participation in the time's destiny that I have
    • from some quarter that was able to meet what lived as those needs in
    • those specific hearts. But such a coming together of human beings
    • specific about what part of him was involved, since there can be no
    • for a thing to start than for three people to turn up and announce
    • anthroposophists have to keep on being part of the world around them
    • tragedy. Soul experience of this kind played a particularly weighty
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • Otherwise, the right heart and feeling are missing in one's relation
    • anthroposophist to split into two people. One part was, say, an
    • himself in two, one part going to an office or a classroom, the other
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  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • body, except the most external part of the latter. Let this then be the
    • kinds of ether, but we shall only consider today that part of the ether body
    • which is light-ether; and in order to fix our attention on that part of the
    • etheric bodies; one may add, as regards that part of them which is not within
    • movements. It is the light part of the etheric body that we are now
    • heat, chemical and life parts also vibrate in sympathy, but it is the light
    • part that we are considering today; I will speak of it therefore as the
    • light-body as movements — as inner light-movements; so that apart from
    • first meeting; and because man is always with part of his astral body and ego
    • the outer light-ether; sleep only consists in that part of the astral body
    • earth.
    • are always doing with a large part of our ego and astral body — through
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • extol Thee, for Thou art my Saviour.’
    • O Light, for Thou art my Saviour.” Reading it thus I do not understand
    • indeed cannot be otherwise, for the Black Art is present there, and the White
    • Art must of course reckon with this Black Art which finds expression in
    • Earth-year, and the possibility of beholding the Light by man by the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • repeat indefinitely. It is due to the etheric body that the parts of
    • is due to the astrality of the earth descending from without into the
    • earth; out of it a quite definite plant will arise. From a grain of
    • minor significance compared with the fact that a particular seed will
    • Besides the part that is used for growth, which is that part of his
    • man's etheric body has as it were another part too, a free part,
    • into his soul which this free part of the etheric body deals with. So
    • there is actually a part of man's etheric body that is not used by
    • his organic nature. Man keeps this part of the etheric body for his
    • the impressions of education gradually begins to participate in the
    • of forming an idea of this participation is to get to know a fact
    • he does not have much to work upon in the free part of his etheric
    • therefore provided well for the free part of his etheric body. It
    • in the other. This free part of the etheric body that has grown
    • mere plant's. The plant lacks this free part of the etheric body
    • development depends on his having this free part of the etheric body.
    • because they have always had a free part of their etheric body with
    • have been describing works in particular instances.
    • right way on the free part of the etheric body we have been speaking
    • the free part of the etheric body. And what is it that does the work?
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • incumbent upon men to form each lecture so that it is part of a
    • presented to advanced participants in that kind of single lecture in
    • take in the anthroposophical life of this particular group. This
    • essential part of our anthroposophical life. Even the inserting of a
    • in view, we will start today by sketching the nature of illnesses,
    • life of the schools, and claiming its right to a particular therapy.
    • in particular comes under the strongest influence of materialistic
    • as a whole and not to one part of him only, namely the physical body.
    • living interplay of these members of man's being and the part the
    • expression, the physical counterpart, of the etheric body, then even
    • is true: the blood flowing in the arteries, and sustaining the living
    • symptoms can result, affecting the stomach, head or heart. However,
    • an irregularity of that part of the human being that we call the
    • particular, a wide experience of life, so that you can enter into the
    • large part of the common acute illnesses are connected with what we
    • superstition to believe that when someone has a stomach or heart
    • is incapable of functioning. Thus the heart can be affected simply
    • area where it ought to support the movement of the heart. It is quite
    • unnecessary to maltreat the heart or, as the case may be, the
    • period, where we found that there was nothing in existence apart from
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 3: Original Sin
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    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • the very first appearance altogether of two sexes in earthly
    • have focused our attention on this moment in time to start with,
    • vision can see that there was a time in mankind's earthly evolution
    • a much more delicate nature, and when human beings partook of
    • a man whether he lived in one part of the earth or another. If he
    • traveled just a short distance over the earth, that had a great
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • respect. If you imagine this last remains of man's participation with
    • Only a few insignificant things in certain particular directions
    • as the earth and everything upon it became denser and denser man
    • Lemurian times, before the moon left the earth, mankind was in a
    • point of mummification. Through the gradual departure of the moon
    • from the evolution of the earth this danger was averted. At the same
    • time as the moon departed, however, the division into sexes took
    • Mazdao, the Great Aura’. The spiritual part, all the spiritual
    • tastes in some particular way’; but we would have to say: ‘This
    • who in older times were present on earth.
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • Otherwise we would have to start from the beginning every year.
    • starting-point an observation made in one of the last public
    • that life bears them out. The observation we want to start from is
    • depart, the activities of these two members have to be replaced. The
    • the day ego described a circle, passing through the greater part of
    • describes part of a circle and then sinks down, passing through more
    • at one particular time alternating as it were with quite different
    • astral body for part of the time that man undergoes this rhythm. For
    • days, man's astral body actually goes into the same part of the
    • particular rhythmic changes but the etheric body does so too. These
    • particular connections come about. If you consider what I have just
    • relationships. That the sun is encircled by the earth in a year
    • of the spirit. The moon had to go round the earth because its
    • the moon by the sun — the moon's four quarters —
    • revolution of the earth in the course of a day corresponds to the ego
    • rhythm. In connection with this ego rhythm in particular we can point
    • In very ancient times the earth did not revolve around its axis; this
    • axial rotation arose in the course of time. Whilst earth man was
    • The first stimulus to movement did not occur in the earth but in man.
    • it is subject, and the human ego actually took the earth with it and
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • (21st December 1908) and take our start from there. You will remember
    • man's being. We want to start there today and find an answer to the
    • as it is today comes back as it were to its starting-point in
    • and we can say that our ego returns to its starting-point after a day
    • starting-point. You know of course that a great difference exists and
    • people, but as a rule the starting-point of the illness is not always
    • particular organ of the human body is upset. Then the whole organism
    • Earth, ancient Moon, and how at that time the astral body was as it
    • the various parts always runs parallel. The construction of the lungs
    • etheric body has moved round a quarter of its cycle. So seven days
    • position of the etheric body but with a position that is a quarter of
    • Seven days later the astral body covers an entirely different part of
    • of the etheric body that is now covered by the part of the astral
    • Moon and Earth existence. If we look back to our old Moon we find
    • time, though a large part of what is the moon today was then part of
    • the earth. But outside there was a sun, and when such heavenly bodies
    • good to forget yourself, in this particular case it is not. For the
    • forget the most important part. What an infinite number of people
    • organised in connection with the four quarters of the moon. Now just
    • with the moon in particular there is in a wonderful way a cosmic
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
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    • part of this karmic cause of illness.
    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • time on earth. But in that case the whole of earth evolution would
    • make him the strong being he must become by the end of earth
    • evolution. It is thoroughly in keeping with earth evolution that he
    • hindrances in earthly evolution so that in removing them he could
    • about the special character of your future lives on earth.
    • particular example. In Kamaloca we form the intention of carrying out
    • particular pleasures and tasks and allowing other possibilities that
    • particular deed, because we made the resolution in Kamaloca. For the
    • the urge to compensate for a particular deed. We have also
    • capable of doing a particular deed. The urge is there, nevertheless,
    • that the child is learning inner control of a certain part of his
    • learning is only the most external part. The learning of a thing is
    • are born into life with definite capacities acquired partly through
    • heredity and partly through our earlier incarnations. The range of
    • to incorporate this into us and make it part of ourselves.
    • necessitates having a certain part of our brain organised in a
    • particular way or having a certain characteristic in the blood
    • failed to learn the other things that are a necessary part of this.
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • something that is absolutely a part of everyday life. And perhaps,
    • for the very reason that we start from something really commonplace,
    • penetrate into the deepest parts of man's being where he is
    • superior to that of man. But this does not particularly surprise the
    • lectures given in various places, including Berlin, and particularly
    • is essentially a twofold being: one part of his nature he inherits
    • from his forefathers, the other part he brings with him from earlier
    • at what moment this kernel of individuality can start its formative
    • because this is so, the really human part can only start, little by
    • start with, therefore, the child has certain qualities in common with
    • we can see the way his particular individual soul forms itself more
    • and more in his physiognomy, especially in its mobile parts. Man
    • actually be glimpsed at work in man, for this particular activity is
    • All the joy and pain we experience in one incarnation become part of
    • unless we know what is actually happening in the spiritual part of
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • them apart from man, appear on the one hand as the happy light of
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • of the earth. You will remember that there are ‘races’,
    • originally connected with certain regions of the earth. You will also
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • beginnings of our earth evolution, after it has passed through the
    • the beginning of earth evolution, earth, sun and moon were, as you
    • have been entirely different then. Man, evolving in earthly
    • evolution, would have been very different whilst the earth was still
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • the epoch after the sun and the moon had separated from the earth is
    • when man descended from higher regions on to the earth. Although man
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • being on the periphery of the earth. A present-day eye would not be
    • outside on to the earth. That was the purpose of the separation of
    • forces, like the sun sends its light, from outside on to the earth.
    • were to fall back on to the earth, and the sun to reunite with it; if
    • on to the earth from outside. You know, of course, that the nearer we
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • cosmos, as these are expressed in man. And to start with I should
    • can be undertaken with animals. We need merely bear one particular
    • way. By means of connecting-nerves running from one part of the brain
    • is ringing. The child learns this only gradually, because the part of
    • part that is the instrument for visual perception become connected
    • its astral body for the most part outside it, and therefore it has
    • although not free, is nevertheless working in him from the start. And
    • this group, we ought to be able to understand them. Let us start by
    • When he has the seed in front of him where the physical part is very
    • small and only the spiritual part is large, he says: the actual being
    • interpenetrates them too in a certain way, as an earthly being man is
    • involution as regards his earthly being. For this earthly being of
    • of man on the earth is not a mere repetition of the previous one, but
    • pleased to see just these two particular people standing together.
    • depends entirely on the fact that it is he in particular that
    • spot on the earth and looking up at the sky. He sees a particular
    • really falls into two parts, with no distinguishing line between
    • and not the thief — therefore there is a particular person in
    • through ancient Saturn, Sun and Moon as far as our Earth evolution,
    • determined by karma. Only on Earth did man attain the possibility of
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • was to show from as many different sides as possible, the part played
    • already has in his heart and in his soul the sense of truth which has
    • physical body in a way that enables him to participate in the
    • one place to another. Activity on our part is necessary if we are to
    • importance and to make this possible, particular bodily conditions
    • in life on the physical plane has its counterpart in the spiritual
    • of the Hierarchies to carry out among themselves, but one particular
    • from our Earth, something taking place on our Earth. It was necessary
    • previously or are ready now to participate in this activity from the
    • to participate effectively in a spiritual Movement, to be able to
    • the physical plane it is really only in the domain of artistic
    • good. An artist will assuredly not create the best work of which his
    • particular spiritual Movement is the only genuine one, will certainly
    • particularly true of everything that man can himself bring about in
    • vision in that world just as here on Earth we are flesh and bone. But
    • before us. But here I must draw your attention to a particular
    • such circumstances, if we are not stony-hearted, the idea may occur
    • martyrdom of spiritual knowledge, in so far as it is self-knowledge
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    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • only from the planetary spheres after death. Particular qualities
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • participating in them with our immediate ‘I’-consciousness.
    • world which do not particularly concern us. What is otherwise
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • acquire the forces which cannot be drawn from the sphere of the Earth
    • from the heavenly bodies connected with the Earth. These heavenly
    • the Earth man can acquire only the forces needed for the constant
    • around the Earth. Beings of various ranks are involved in the
    • an earthly life that was unsociable and lacking in morality.
    • individuals who during their life on Earth came to realise that
    • within his own being, in isolation. Particularly in connection with
    • body during life on Earth we create the conditions of existence as
    • they will be in the Venus sphere. On the Earth we must already
    • that human beings living on the Earth during entirely different
    • imparted by those destined for this mission. These religious
    • conditions prevailing among particular peoples. Humanity today is
    • whereas nowadays men on Earth are divided by race, descent and so
    • were on the Earth. It is true that to some extent a classification
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    • Relationships established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • the spiritual world. Actual experiences are only a fractional part of
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • connection been lost. The Christ Impulse imparts feeling of kinship
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • our death. For instance, if at some particular time, say ten years
    • responsible on Earth. To a certain extent change has become
    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • Those who have remained behind on Earth have a far
    • on Earth, one of whom comes into contact with Anthroposophy at a
    • satisfying it. But through a particular concatenation of
    • circumstances in such a case, the one who is on Earth may be able to
    • finds its way into the hearts of men it will in very truth bridge the
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • between birth and death but that he is on Earth in order to send up
    • because human beings of the present age are by no means particularly
    • part in their Ego-consciousness only and not in the consciousness
    • could feel what a tiny part of what we might have experienced is
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    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • earlier lectures we have heard that the imperishable part of the
    • during his life on Earth. It was said that, for example, from the
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • instrument, he is connected with the forces of the Earth; in the life
    • the forces of the Earth during his physical life and his connection
    • forces which man draws into his consciousness during his earthly
    • earthly life, contribute nothing essential to what he needs for the
    • Earth. While man is awake the whole life-process is one of
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
    • a particular point, directs his senses outwards and then his sight
    • as if he were gathering from each particular section of the Zodiac
    • When the human being sleeps during his earthly
    • human being lives on Earth, therefore also during sleep, he is bound
    • form of an oval (A) but during sleep divides into two parts (B), one
    • spreads out below. This part of the Ego-aura appears to clairvoyance
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    • propagation of the impulse given by Christ's appearance on the Earth
    • of particular significance because it linked with the Christ Impulse
    • Earth is the deed of Gautama Buddha, the founder of a different
    • of Buddhahood, he need not henceforward incarnate on the Earth in a
    • on Earth for the last time as Gautama Buddha has since then been
    • shall be peace on Earth among men who are of good will.’ It is
    • hearts of men who are of good will. We have heard that the song of
    • the general tone and character of what the Buddha imparted in the
    • the abandonment of any direct bond with the physical and earthly,
    • complete dedication in heart and soul, not merely in mind and
    • learnt of the Christ through the Buddha, appeared again on Earth, he
    • supersensibly, in the stream that had become part of the process of
    • undergo the experiences that are possible on Earth but not in other
    • Earth has undergone the experiences that belong to the heavens.
    • Through birth we bring into our existence on Earth the forces we have
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • Earth has changed and that his experiences are quite different. In
    • picture with the greatest possible clarity how the Earth evolves,
    • Earth through birth we find quite different conditions of existence.
    • pass between death and a new birth. Like our Earth, these heavenly
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    • must not be confused with the 'I' recognised in earthly
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • of the Holy Grail can impart to men of the modern age knowledge that
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • greater part of the time between death and rebirth — it is the
    • on Earth recognises as his own. Philosophers have a good deal to say
    • and very special effort is required on his part to lift himself out
    • man of the Earth. He does not at once possess the capacities that
    • enable him to participate in the evolving culture of mankind; he has
    • Other factors too, of course, play their part. The human being is not
    • finding his bearings in the physical world. Which part of him is most
    • completely formed? His stature as a whole is still not particularly
    • into the form destined for him. Which part of him is most completely
    • hold mobile parts of the body still and move only the corresponding
    • etheric parts is a specially important exercise. If this is achieved,
    • not clairvoyant, the etheric part moves freely while the
    • corresponding physical part remains immobile. This organ is the brain
    • the part of the human being which expresses itself through gestures —
    • which he is unconscious during his physical life on Earth. Whereas
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    • in life on Earth and after death. 'Public Opinion' and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon, they then pass to the Earth in the
    • Beings who participate in various ways in the guidance and leadership
    • said that the physical increase of humanity over the Earth during the
    • from cosmic worlds and had brought with them to the Earth a certain
    • of Golgotha. The spiritual heritage which once came to the Earth with
    • between death and rebirth is of particular significance for this
    • particularly the case among the Greeks although they were the most
    • advanced peoples then on the Earth, and their sages had every reason
    • which men had brought with them to the Earth and which manifested
    • the physical body or to live on Earth with no other wishes or desires
    • process there are still some peoples on the Earth who have not yet
    • respects their independence. Men were intended to live on the Earth
    • behind in their evolution. Not all the Spirits who participated in
    • of his own judgement very early in life. This applies particularly to
    • different groupings of human beings and moreover exists on Earth
    • greater importance for the Earth's evolution. We must clearly
    • understand that the future of the Earth's evolution cannot be assured
    • him that is independent of life on Earth. Whereas through the
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    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • observing only the smallest part of world-existence that is connected
    • can be seen during sleep is for the most part concealed from man's
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • and as if the Earth, observed from the viewpoint of sleep, contained
    • during sleep-consciousness. During existence on Earth we look out
    • heavenly worlds are within our being, just as here on Earth we feel
    • that here, in life on Earth, is outside us becomes in that other life
    • Preparation for a return to the Earth begins a long time before birth
    • is that perhaps only after hundreds of years a particular individual
    • his later earthly existence. The physical body which a man has on
    • Earth does not by any means derive in all details from the physical
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • evolved through the periods of Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. Its very
    • the Earth period, the Ego, the ‘I’. As a result of these
    • transformed physical conditions. The only part of all this that is
    • visible is what has come from the Earth; everything else is
    • substances of the Earth, transforms them into his blood and permeates
    • quarter of the physical human body; the other three-quarters are
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    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • had been no contact in earthly life, but this remains an exceptional
    • Earth. Words of Leonardo da Vinci. Anthroposophy can bridge the gulf
    • life on Earth? When death has taken place we shall discover whether
    • there is indeed a future life, and meanwhile if here on Earth we
    • concern ourselves only with the affairs of earthly existence and take
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • physical existence through birth. Our whole earthly existence depends
    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • Earth was unresponsive and antagonistic to all thoughts and ideas
    • what gifts we may receive from them for our next life on Earth —
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • acquired in earthly life. And so an individual who in earthly life
    • Earth such an individual can take no interest in spiritual worlds;
    • what he acquired in earthly life but by the light which Lucifer sends
    • the light means that all the gifts have a particular colouring and
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    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • it was the birth of the Earth-Soul.
    • earthly images: the ‘continental’ region of Spiritland,
    • is to embark on the course of earthly life, the being who is to live
    • experienced on Earth. The period of Kamaloka, or call it what you
    • entirely with earthly conditions. Kamaloka is fundamentally a period
    • Earth. In the physical body on Earth the soul has experiences which
    • the soul's life in the world of the senses is specifically earthly
    • that does actually burn within the soul and is part of the existence
    • accustomed on Earth and — because the sense-organs have been
    • thoughts, for thoughts which in life on Earth are acquired through
    • Earth. The soul may long since have ceased to yearn for
    • customary on Earth. This earthly thinking is discarded in the region
    • recognises that thoughts such as are formed on Earth have
    • brain, he is still aware of a certain connection with the Earth
    • differ in youth, in middle life and in old age, a particular form of
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • longing for the last earthly life is still present. First, in the
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    • various contradictions that may arise in their minds. In particular,
    • history, but we will try to penetrate into that part of it which
    • large part of the civilised world received the influence of that
    • certain summit, and not only among particular individuals, such as
    • An impartial history of philosophy would have to pay
    • Then one feels oneself here on Earth, but carried away from the world
    • with what they have imparted to the souls of men — you feel
    • impartially sought the origin of what took place in the Graeco-Roman
    • material substance was there to start with, and out of it everything
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    • particularly evident when we consider the various ways in which the
    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • flesh on Earth. The whole relation of the Christ to the two Jesus-boys
    • appearance of Christ on Earth is connected with the passage through
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • Earth before and after the death on Golgotha: it had appeared here
    • the greatest historical mystery in the Earth's evolution; but
    • Earth among the holy Rishis at that time, their wisdom would have
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • is actually this: the Christ appeared on Earth in an epoch that was
    • work on the understanding of human souls on Earth, then —
    • take a course which leads it farther and farther away from this
    • as we start looking at the fairly detailed knowledge about the Sibyls
    • and Earth-cycles seem to ring out with overbearing force.
    • of interest to us, for through spiritual research we must unearth
    • an important work of art which points to the traditions concerning
    • depicted not only the development of Earth and Humanity, but also the
    • particularly how he contrasts them with the Prophets. In this
    • contrast, if we look at it impartially, we find something which
    • In this wonderful work of art we see first the portrayal
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    • previously been incarnated on Earth in this or that individual. We
    • Earth, something as it were remained behind; and that what had thus
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • connection with Earth-evolution? [See
    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ.]
    • are not confined to those who incarnate on the Earth itself; there
    • not saying that this .Being had no previous relation with Earth
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • walked the Earth as man. We must look for him not in the history of
    • the physical Earth, but in pre-earthly spiritual realms. And then,
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • Atlantean times. We must accordingly think of Earth-evolution as
    • being such that the souls withdrew from the Earth's cosmic
    • evolution on Earth. We know that before the Lemurian Age they had
    • the Earth had been exposed to the attacks of Lucifer, and later to
    • planetary existence into evolution on Earth, there to encounter the
    • planetary abodes and assume bodies on Earth, and that after that
    • the Earth in such a way as to give the senses this character. Any
    • which flowed from the cosmic environment into the Earth and had built
    • the path down from the planets to the Earth, but had remained behind,
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    • influence on earth-life is not confined to the direct effects of its
    • never reveal its particular secrets unless it is studied as Geology,
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • clothe with a new covering, an Earth-vesture, the part of man that
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • of the forces and elements of the Earth. Therefore the ancient Hebrew
    • Earth, is Geology. Is not the geological character of the ancient
    • Adam — he who was formed out of earth! That is the significant
    • man out of earth; and he, the Jahve-god, having become in the
    • course of his evolution the Ruler of Earth, breathes out of his own
    • breath with what he has formed out of earth. And he wishes to dwell
    • those beings whom Jahve considered it his task to clothe in earth.
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • beings. The Earth does have forces of in-breathing and out-breathing
    • waters; they are inner Earth-forces, but the same as those which
    • guide the Moon round the Earth. In water-effects we encounter a
    • manifestation of these Earth-forces. In this realm the Bible shows us
    • ‘man of earth’. And now let us pass on to the time of
    • find them constantly related to activities of the Earth. Moses goes
    • mountain. Above and below, the mountain is connected with Earth
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    • earth. Just as in human life, after we have been using our
    • with the name of the Holy Grail is one of the least satisfying parts.
    • the truth which can of itself impart a kind of conviction of its
    • work of art (this was a leading of the kind I mean), there came to
    • significance — the mother died of a broken heart because of her
    • Fisher-King and Parsifal partake. These two nourish themselves with
    • earthly food. But each time a Dew course — as we should say
    • and in a lonely part of the wood comes upon a woman with her husband
    • him with the words: “Thy name shines in the Grail! Thou art the
    • say, so that one keeps one's feet on the earth and does not get
    • recounted by Chrestien de Troyes in a particularly beautiful and
    • He roused the steed to start
    • And sighed from out his deepest heart,
    • a particular thing said about him by Wolfram von Eschenbach made a
    • right light, it yields for our hearts and minds something —
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    • part of the moon emerges and is as though marked off from the bright
    • physical rays of the sun fall on the moon. The illuminated part of
    • dark Host: physically, this is the dark part not reached by the sun's
    • fall on part of the moon and are reflected in gleaming light,
    • say: In the dark part of the moon we are looking at the spiritual
    • power of the sun. In the gold-gleaming part, the vessel, we see
    • part; something of the Sun-spirit, Who has gained his vernal
    • traced, in the activities and spiritual mobility of the Earth. The
    • stars receded in face of the elements which surround the Earth in the
    • the Christ Impulse having poured itself out into the Earth's
    • belongs to the evolution of the Earth and (as I have shown in
    • had become a moon god only in order to help the Earth forward.
    • the ‘Lord of the Earth’ shines down symbolically in his
    • When all that has come over into Earth evolution from
    • Ruler of Earth-history, and we have a form which is quite as valid as
    • any other — Jehve-Jahve, the ruler of the Earth who has his
    • come over from the Moon period and with its outcome for Earth
    • evolution, we have the Ruler of the Earth united with the Earth
    • The connection of the Ruler of the Earth with the Moon Mother is
    • those who had a heart and feeling for it. He was a man in the
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    • Sun Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • Artistic Lifestyle.
    • Artistic Lifestyle.
    • Activity in Earthly Evolution —
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • The fact that they participate in current events and that the way in
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • existed during the Old Moon evolution still playing an active part,
    • earthly life.
    • the Old Moon existence — or at any rate a part of them —
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • EARTH
    • line is really the hidden part of human nature. If we wish to study
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    • Mensch in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft vom
    • researches carried out during the 19th century into earthly
    • substances — particularly the minerals — have been able
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • human heart, succeeds in relating himself to the Sun's light in such
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
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    • particular aspect the significance of a spiritual-scientific
    • mentality for the evolution of present-day humanity, and particularly
    • science for humanity, and in particular for modern man. And in order
    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • certain particular truths. If we grow more and more acquainted with
    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • presented by the physical world are partly solved by gaining an
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • may have been destroyed. These experiences form part of life; but
    • they also form part of all the experiences in common which we are
    • are added to the experiences which we have shared with a departed
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • the two departed ones. When we enter the spiritual world it is not an
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • of our studies we may well take our start from what is already known
    • imaginations, on the other hand, we partake with almost the whole of
    • plant-world and with the animal. But the greater part, by far, of
    • antipathies which play such an overwhelming part in our life. To a
    • elemental being, who is in essence the counterpart of our own etheric
    • body. Our own etheric body is intimately related to one particular
    • counterpart or counter-pole of our own etheric body, enable us to
    • counterpart. The fact that our etheric body is taken from us a few
    • in, as it were — by this etheric counterpart. Henceforth it
    • becomes one with the etheric counterpart. A few days after death we
    • but it is to our own etheric counterpart that we hand it over. Our
    • become — united as it now is with its counterpart or
    • cosmic counterpart is like a kind of sun, surrounded — as a
    • body in the course of life becomes a part of the spiritual world. It
    • our etheric body into the spiritual world and become part and parcel
    • if in his heart and mind he had a definite and living interest in the
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • shall speak presently.) Some interest of heart and feeling must be
    • into the feelings of the physical survivors, partaking in their grief
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • nothing new of real importance to the fore. This is particularly
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • transported into the great universal laws; one participated in world
    • the world in order to participate in all the various rhythms which
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • water — have particularly developed what is, in man, his life
    • participate in the redness of the blossoms. In an intimate way they
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    • and so it may perhaps be particularly appropriate just now to say a
    • particularly in regard to this subject. The course which spiritual
    • We must depart first of all from the manner in which the human being
    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • frequently studied the stomach and the heart.’ This interior,
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • early stages of development; but even during a part of the Moon
    • particularly important as far as the etheric body is concerned. But
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • part which comes from the Old Sun existence or from the Old Saturn
    • existence. For those parts that come from the Old Saturn existence,
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • the external part is accessible to our sensory contemplation, as
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • other part when we have passed through the portal of death? The other
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    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • think during the course of years, which is only a part, a small part,
    • For particularly at such a gathering it may, indeed, be our desire to
    • passed through the portal of death who had to take part directly in
    • Particularly
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • to you to-day particularly about certain things in connection with
    • himself of four parts, which are well known to us: physical body,
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • time separated into its parts, into its molecules, into its atoms,
    • and given over to the earth.
    • parts, into atoms, and that these atoms are then incorporated in the
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • smallest parts of our bodies finally become, under all circumstances,
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
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    • Eriksen, that the words of hearty greeting which he has just spoken
    • are responded to by me in an equally deep and heartfelt manner.
    • attention to the fact that this particular course of lectures must
    • this particular subject, if we were not to make some little appeal to
    • humanity as a whole, without the various shades of the particular
    • feelings belonging to this or the other home-land playing any part.
    • impartially. Just as it was right that, to a certain extent, silence
    • human beings, may also have a super-sensible invisible part. But it
    • evolution of his astral body, in the same condition of the earth in
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • earlier existence of the earth, in the Moon-existence. Just as we
    • perceive our present life to be the result of earlier earth lives, of
    • our earth. What we call the sentient-soul and the intellectual-soul,
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
    • earlier existence of our earth, in the old Sun-condition, the etheric
    • condition. So that we look back to three incarnations of our earth,
    • earth are passing through the condition which we call the
    • our earth evolution, during the old Moon, Sun and Saturn conditions,
    • earth. It is not of much importance whether we use the terminology of
    • these beings. Those beings who, during the Moon-state of our earth,
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    • body from out of the very inmost part of their soul.
    • part in human life, then on the other hand we must be able to point
    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • different parts, and that in the different parts of our earth there
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • exhaust what he knows about this particular country. When we speak of
    • certain part of our earth, it is comprehensible that for a
    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • aura of that special part of the earth. This etheric aura is quite
    • is also true that a kind of etheric aura towers up over every part of
    • the surface of our earth. This etheric aura differs very considerably
    • parts which shine out from within. The case is different with those
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • dwelling place and takes possession of another part of the earth.
    • part of the earth does not only depend upon what rises out of the
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • this particular part of the etheric auras of the different parts of
    • our earth. The various etheric auras of Europe altered very much at
    • particular part of the earth there is something which can be altered,
    • detail, as to play a part in one's life. It is rather quoted in
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    • of man is active in all three parts of his inner life, in the
    • modifications, as three parts within the astral body. It certainly is
    • soul, the inner part of man; consists of three modifications of the
    • Just as in man the inner part, that in which the ‘ I ’
    • we designate as Folk-spirits their actual inner part, or that which
    • we may compare to the human inner part, is represented by three
    • as it were into the inner part of the soul of these Folk-spirits. It
    • It will now be a case of starting out from some conception with which
    • part of it exists for the Folk-spirits?’ Everything you
    • hearts would never be able to glow with enthusiasm for an ideal which
    • intellectual-soul or mind-soul. The artistic, the architectural
    • being inwardly, so that it becomes a part of his life. Observe the
    • still gathered some of that part of the astral, which we human beings
    • Archangel is connected with the life of the particular people he is
    • particular people at a certain time. When the possibility of
    • the sentient-soul and in the lower part of the intellectual-soul is a
    • that it belongs to the most inward, the most intimate part of his own
    • higher ‘ I ’, because they can take in part of
    • Archangels and the several human individuals. They on their part
    • people of his own particular nation is brought about through the
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    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • parts of man, the physical body, the etheric or life-body and the
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • These four parts of his being show us all that has happened during
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • as Saturn, Sun, Moon, and through our Earth period itself in so far
    • that only when we, in a sense, draw this tissue apart and observe the
    • these particular Beings which they direct to man and ask ourselves
    • his physical body. These Spirits of Form have no particular interest
    • last time in a particular way. Then comes the time from the seventh
    • which the Spirits of Form take no particular interest; for that is a
    • only during the condition of the Earth-life. We then come to the
    • acquired up to the time of the Earth-evolution if they had not stood
    • still, so that now, during the Earth-evolution, they might be able to
    • intervene in a particular way in the development of man. Because they
    • their evolution normally up to the Earth-evolution, spiritual Beings
    • who might have been Spirits of Motion during the Earth evolution, but
    • as Spirits of Form in the Earth-evolution. Thus they are able, during
    • the Earth-evolution, to bestow upon man that which he is not as yet
    • the first third of our earth life. We must therefore say: The first
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    • impartially into the facts under consideration, it will certainly be
    • we shall take part with it, not only in the sunny or perhaps also in
    • part of this course of lectures it will be shown how the
    • external surface of our earth is simply a delusion. The truth is,
    • presents itself as forces which come out of the earth and radiate
    • upon the earth if only these forces were there. These forces alone
    • might say a boundary, which is the surface of the earth. So that the
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • produces the various contours of the earth's surface. So that
    • what you see outside as the earth's surface is most unreal, it
    • Spirits of Motion which is so arranged that it models the earth in
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • outwards from within the earth, and had as their opponents only the
    • Spirits of Motion, then the earth would inwardly be in a continual
    • state of flux. No part of the planet would then be able to be at
    • South from the other parts of Europe. Now how did this Alpine chain
    • produced at the time when the primeval mass of the earth was still in
    • Spirits of Motion, the earth would be still in that form, if another
    • which expresses itself on the surface of our earth by the fact that
    • Will. That which on our earth appears externally chiefly as a fluidic
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    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • be taken as a sort of annotation. In the equilibrium of our earth the
    • as regards this state of equilibrium, works from within the earth.
    • the earth, and that the way in which man becomes aware of these
    • in which a comprehensive idea was given of the heavenly part of the
    • simple, and, to make the mission of the earth comprehensible, it is
    • the elements of earth-existence.
    • Form, which brings about in our life on earth that there should be
    • not merely one kind of humanity spread over the whole earth, but that
    • in the course of the evolution of the earth, the pure activity of the
    • universe which surrounds our earth and together with it makes one
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • for the establishing of the earthly equilibrium, for the fulfillment
    • of the mission of the earth. One thing only was necessary so that the
    • united with Earth, the evolution of man could not have taken place.
    • Mars, Venus and Mercury. These forces stream down upon Earth, are
    • stemmed there and ray up again from Earth, as was described at the
    • Thus if you have a part of Earth's surface upon
    • that particular part of the Earth's surface but the entirely
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
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    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • those men came to that particular spot in Africa where they then
    • While therefore the Earth was already colonized with the
    • colonized parts of the Earth. Thus we have to do with a later stream,
    • the Atlantean epoch, and part of which was only sent during the
    • Jehovah had chosen one in particular and made that His own people.
    • Hence, because He had elected one particular race to be His special
    • one who played a special part by working in a single people.
    • particular people was lifted out of normal evolution and had a
    • started from several gods. Begin with the trinity of ancient India,
    • epoch, from the farthest East in India and in a wide curve through
    • that quarter. The other peoples have pluralistic impulses.
    • the task of this particular people to give as an impulse that the
    • fill their several parts with rich contents, to fill themselves with
    • thousands of years, gradually to spread over the whole earth. This
    • coincided with the coming to Earth of the Christ-impulse — the
    • and this second renunciation is particularly interesting, especially
    • peoples who, at the time when Christianity started, were still spread
    • over a great part of Western Europe, as far as the present Hungary,
    • inspiring Spirit of esoteric Christianity; and in particular of those
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    • the figure of one particular god appears in one mythology, and it
    • only be understood when one knows, that the men who played a part in
    • human beings who took part in these civilizations differed from one
    • dull, dreamy condition. The Indians were the farthest evolved when
    • those spiritual Beings who worked particularly in the Folk-spirit.
    • longer of such particular importance to them. Thus they looked up to
    • they were able to occupy themselves particularly with the Beings of
    • how the Angels and Archangels had taken part in their soul-life which
    • Archangels, both normal and abnormal, played a part in the human soul
    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • Christ Jesus upon earth. He only came in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • Jesus walked upon earth, the people could still see that this work
    • was going on, they could perceive that they participated in the
    • language of the skalds, back to Odin. The art of reading runes, which
    • that which comes from the human South, from the heart, works towards
    • Ginnungagap, is about the time when the earth begins to form itself
    • Beings, who, however, came from quite another quarter than those we
    • the more remote parts of the Germanic mythology. We shall recognize
    • how those remote parts are precursors of that which dwells in the
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    • impartially, but out of a philosophical way of thinking such as this,
    • everything that had taken part in this development of the ‘ I ’
    • in earthly existence.
    • directions have taken part in the development of the earthly man, who
    • activity, therefore, in our earth-existence is such, that his point
    • a distinct consciousness of Lucifer having played a part in
    • particular is the battle with the Powers which give us an external,
    • which was even then still participating in the formation of the races
    • Lies and untruthfulness extend beyond the inner part of man. In the
    • astral body, the purely inner part of man, the self is permeated with
    • seeing things in their true form. Whenever any part of the external
    • part in the battle and that right soon. The Initiate, the leader of
    • the Esoteric School, makes that clear, particularly to the Northman,
    • mysteriously, Who really plays a definite part only in the ‘Twilight
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    • community, as if he were a part in the great body of his people. Thus
    • Christ-impulse had been given to the earth, Tacitus could describe
    • peoples in other parts of Europe other tasks had already been given
    • Every single people has its particular task. There above
    • part of the population. We might therefore say, that before the
    • culture. That part of man which we describe as the Sentient Soul was
    • that which has to play a part on that plane. The Germanic
    • thought ‘I am,’ which is the starting-point of Fichte's
    • air and fire, in all the elements in and above the earth, meets us as
    • fertilizing our earth, so do we find this heavenly world, the world
    • that which is felt to be the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have
    • whole Spirit of the Earth than in the picture of the fertilization of
    • Mother Earth.
    • Earth-Mother. In this way the relation of Devachan to the Earth is
    • Father and the Earth-Mother. Universal as these conceptions are we
    • Earth-Mother, and the Blessed Child of the East.
    • the destiny of man is woven into the creation, into the Earth,
    • through the fertilization of the Earth-Mother by the Heavenly Father,
    • which as Spirit-Self is to enter into mankind. It is particularly
    • different one. He fully recognizes the two parts in this conception,
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    • able in this course of lectures to deal with the very smallest part
    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • old Lemurian epoch, for particular reasons had ascended to the
    • made possible by the separation of the moon from the earth. These
    • the bodies being formed upon earth.
    • The event of these earth-bodies being fertilized, as it
    • masculine counterpart. He represents to us the primal memory of the
    • times developed in these Northern parts. Hence in the Sagas of the
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • (Home of Giants). That which developed out of the earthly body
    • earthly-physical. Freyr the god, and Freya his sister, who here in
    • physical forces of earthly evolution. These pictures represent the
    • something quite particularly belonging to him; it is the alternation
    • little by little, that what he has seen is the karmic counterpart of
    • future, and herewith I come to a chapter the starting-point of which
    • from the earth-forces themselves to the ‘ I ’,
    • earth.
    • evolution of modern times. One part only of a greater whole has been
    • development of humanity and the spirit; another part has still to be
    • particular people or tribe, but to humanity as a whole. What is given
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    • A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development,
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development
    • A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • a lecture (first published in English in the quarterly, “Anthroposophy,” for
    • from cosmic spheres into the realm of earth-existence, bringing with them “the
    • we must learn to look upwards from the Earth to what is beyond the Earth. This
    • is a capacity of which our own time particularly stands in need. The human
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • evolution was the separation of the moon from the earth. The moon as we see
    • today, shining towards us from cosmic space, was once united with the earth. It
    • then separated from the earth and now circles around it as its satellite. We
    • this separation of the moon from the earth. We must go far back in time, before
    • the Atlantean deluge, to find the epoch when the moon departed from the body of
    • the earth.
    • Today we will confine our attention to what came to pass on earth in
    • as a consequence of the separation of the moon from the earth. From the
    • relationship of the moon to the earth. Recognition of this fact enables us to
    • make these cosmic events part of an artistic conception of existence. But other
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    • writer Blavatsky or of Annie Besant, nor did I take them particularly
    • time was particularly flourishing in England; and from this quarter I
    • thus always been an independent part of that Society was further
    • it became necessary to represent in an artistic, dramatic form that
    • year 1913 we tried every year to give artistic expression in dramatic
    • prosecution of our spiritual science generally and the art which
    • who has our cause at heart. And thus, through easily comprehensible
    • learned and ignorant alike, believed that the earth stood still in the
    • earth. It may be said that in consequence of what Copernicus, Galileo,
    • movable. Now, when the movement of the earth is looked upon as a matter
    • part of man which exists even when his physical body falls into decay,
    • which revolves round the earth, but the earth revolves round the
    • studied, so must man be divided into his several parts in order that he
    • earth-life. And just as truly as the plant-seed develops a new plant,
    • does that which is the kernel of man's being develop a new earth-life.
    • indication of future earth-lives. Just as future eclipses of the sun
    • future earth-lives indicated in that which is now alive within us. In
    • the passage through repeated earth-lives, but is also enlightening
    • department of finer natural science. In the same way does the fact
    • belong to this department that thoughts entertained by one person are
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    • Earth at the beginning of Winter.
    • Mysteries that were celebrated in certain parts of Asia long before
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • Mysteries we must think, first of all, of that part of the evolution
    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • which science art and religion were undivided. No distinction was
    • what men fashioned out of various materials into works of art, and
    • he embodied in his materials as an artist and what he took to be
    • artistic and the scientific did not, in fact, appear until
    • able, when he saw the works of art in Italy, to utter the beautiful
    • art the Greeks proceeded by the same laws by which Nature herself
    • an activity of soul with the procedure he adopted in his artistic
    • to speak of one and the same truth in art, in science and in
    • and culture, art, science and religion were one. It was actually the
    • particular thoughts from those that were revealed to men with their
    • divine Being from a higher world has descended into me. I partake of
    • In the Summer the Earth is more given
    • was like a confession on the part of those sages of olden times. When
    • to participate in the life of the cosmos. As the cosmos lets Winter
    • teachers in the Mysteries who practised the art of healing —
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    • art, and my purpose is to show you how Spiritual Science aims to
    • particular form, a second or third time. The author argues as
    • beings continue their existence in successive earth lives, and that
    • study the great epochs of art and the great artists. We shall never
    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • repeated earth lives, the more we study reality as a whole. I hope to
    • light of this conception of repeated earth lives we shall soon come
    • history. We shall see this particularly significantly if we take an
    • artist like Michelangelo in the Sixteenth Century and study him in
    • relation to artists of earlier ages who worked within the same field.
    • briefly into the particular way in which Greek sculpture affects us.
    • reproductions of the material necessary in any History of Art and see
    • development of art through the ages.
    • If we let Greek art and
    • movement of the hand they felt the particular angle the hand made
    • with the arm; or they could feel the particular muscle extended by
    • so that the artist did not need to look at outer nature or external
    • rest are gods: that makes artistic study a matter of storytelling.
    • space, is characteristic of the plastic art of Greece. This is a
    • and the work of art has some relation to us only when we direct our
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    • Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom,
    • Art is one of the healthiest, most direct ways to arm and
    • life. Steiner depicts here the transforming power of art as
    • Technology and Art:
    • is Anthroposophy alone that can make the human heart and will
    • Now this modern life, as we call it, was not always part
    • mechanical arts and thus create the technical environment
    • part of the first stage. We demolish physical Nature and thereby
    • soul. And the farther back we go in the history of the evolution of
    • it particularly hard for him to develop those inner forces which
    • for effort, really strenuous effort on the part of the human soul.
    • earth-evolution if in earlier times provision had not been made in
    • been given art — art which also draws its raw materials
    • even if only an imaged life. This life, given by the art-impulses of
    • form of art leads him out of the material into the spiritual, but by
    • artistic element. In this way we set over against certain Luciferic
    • Modern theology, irreligious theology, has taken particular pride in
    • Christianity and Mythology, Part III,
    • Anthroposophical Quarterly,
    • is said: this particular sentence is already to be found here, this
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • Stuttgart, 6 January, 1921
    • earthly lives nor of the fact that in spite of the full reality of
    • earthly life. But when it is a question of coming to grips with the
    • that has remained farthest of all in the rear of the actual demands
    • with particular branches of science. I am thinking of the masses of
    • the principles underlying the fact of repeated earthly lives. But
    • the fragmentary history that forms part of popular education. But
    • regions of the earth. And when we try to follow up the destiny of
    • earth if we do not apply in an absolutely concrete way the truth of
    • repeated earthly lives.
    • startling and so utterly remote from their accustomed lines of
    • considerable portion of the present population of the earth.
    • part of the population of Western Europe, of Middle Europe and far
    • over towards Russia in their earlier life on earth? If we investigate
    • religion. Their hearts were turned in aspiration to a great Spiritual
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • in a previous earthly life imbibed from early European Christianity a
    • repeated earthly lives and merely take it as a theory. It must be
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • I shall take two widely-spread qualities as a starting point in this
    • each other. Envy and falsehood in particular offend against the
    • depths of earthly nature and we should beware of this. Lucifer is the
    • part in his life during his past incarnation.
    • feel this forms part of a deep understanding of Karma and its laws.
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    • body. Yet we could not see this physical part as we generally see it
    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • illness simply consists in the fact that the human body in part goes
    • only be able to grasp that part of living matter which is now a
    • But that part in man which is intelligent and exercises cognizant
    • condition particularly applies to the human head. I already explained
    • today we may tell people that the war which has been waged on earth
    • sub-earthly connection with the spiritual worlds so that they reveal,
    • This should particularly be the case with teachers (let me emphasize
    • particularly in the training of teachers. Teachers should not have
    • on earth; i.e., the Archangels. And they should also acquire a
    • The soul obtains a pension; without any effort on its own part it
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    • Responsibility for the contents of the articles in
    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • very little of the world which transcends the earth, if during
    • his earthly existence he does not abandon his habitual attitude,
    • which makes him grow together with his earthly life. When we
    • expand into a world. The earth instead loses is solid substance,
    • ourselves within the earth — I purposely say within the
    • earth — we feel as if we lived within a great organism. We
    • ourselves grow into the organism of the earth; within it we
    • of events upon the earth during a whole year. The simile will
    • manner described and become part of the whole earthly organism,
    • Earth is asleep; summer is the earth's real sleeping condition
    • and the great consciousness of the Spirit of the Earth then
    • withdraws. In the spring the Spirit of the Earth begins to
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • grow in the same way as that upon the earth. It is possible to
    • Upon the earth,
    • clairvoyant. He is like the earth with its budding, greening
    • the surface of the earth, and we perceive that our astral body
    • even as winter comes over the fruits of the earth and covers them
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    • since the Mystery of Golgotha, and particularly in recent centuries,
    • has been a marked departure from this clinging by force of habit to
    • modern scientific thought. But for the most part a terrible
    • aspiration, and remained with him throughout his life on earth. To be
    • before one's life on earth has no very great value, but a
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
    • of earthly physical existence.
    • is merely the social counterpart of the utterly reactionary outlook
    • man. Let us now consider the spiritual-scientific counterpart of what
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
    • subsequent embodiments, so that our earth is in a midway state. Now
    • and fourth conditions; and now in Our present earth-evolution comes
    • his ego. When the earth enters into its future states there will
    • you reflect on it, you will know how much of this cosmic-earthly
    • evolution can come about in you: during earth-evolution only the
    • have to wait for the transformation of the earth into its three
    • cannot during earth-existence attain spirit-self in my astral body,
    • earth has passed over, through a certain cosmic development, into its
    • during the period of earth-existence they cannot fully emerge. These
    • as earthly man, he cannot achieve this. He has to say to himself that
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    • knowledge? For the most part, in books, in writing. The path of
    • acquired and experienced quite apart from any relation to what
    • springs from the heart of man.
    • much as take one step upon it without heart and soul being directly
    • knowledge has, throughout, this characteristic: it starts from the
    • As we come to apprehend the truths of the pre-earthly
    • what we experienced there before we came down to earth. It is almost
    • but when a man has probed to the heart of spiritual knowledge, he
    • intellectual knowledge is like an artificial root; it has been
    • hearts and souls: impulses of which, however, we cannot say that they
    • a pre-earthly life of man, but actually to look into the spiritual
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • What is the secret of our bodily existence on earth?
    • we in like manner, throughout our physical life on earth, gradually
    • Materialism is quite right as far as earthly consciousness is
    • remain in the earthly consciousness, and so have to be content with
    • passes through repeated earthly lives.
    • earth; only we do not observe them as such because we remain in our
    • do, though it may seem to result from the working of earthly physical
    • lives on earth. And between these have been also lives in a spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • is the use of learning that man consists of such and such parts; that
    • this clear today by a particular example. Most of us know that our
    • conditions in a particular incarnation he either possessed an
    • And so it was with heart-and-feeling. Appropriately to
    • the fourth post-Atlantean period heart-and-feeling developed. And
    • centuries, particularly during the Graeco-Roman period of
    • Heart-and-feeling in the one could still reach out more spiritually
    • and make immediate contact with heart-and-feeling in the other. Up to
    • feeling-and-heart connection was well adapted to that age, but a very
    • contacts. The art of printing which has done so much up to now, and
    • possessed of a ready-made heart-and-feeling with its spontaneous
    • karma had been accumulated in the earlier periods of earth
    • of forming fresh connections. But through repeated earth-lives we
    • certain after-effects of previous earth-lives, people are drawn
    • memories, and friends grow apart again. And this putting the
    • individual, and particularly in our modern age of the consciousness
    • group-soul element. We find its peoples making part of a social
    • and characterological tendencies, how this person with a particular
    • to its particular individuality. In this way we shall learn so to
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  • Title: Lecture: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • but an integral part of the organism. Men felt themselves to be members
    • remains for the most part an unconscious process. But during certain
    • which he had artificially induced.
    • particularly in the rhythmic air-current within him.
    • before he descended to the earth, that is, to the time when he was a
    • soul, immersed in the phenomena of nature, partakes of every secret, steeping
    • part of a weaving cosmic life and this feeling expressed itself in certain
    • remembered what he had been before he came down to earth. We, on the
    • to the earth. This is the consequence of gradually entering into the
    • descended to earth (blue). He went back on the stream of memory.
    • earth.
    • spoken about this — for example, apart from the usual five he has a
    • the magnetic needle always points north-south. Therefore, on earth the
    • necessity he must be for his earthly tasks — the aim was not to portray
    • soul from a bodily member, that part which was driven out experienced the
    • higher worlds. They make a start and the first delicate spiritual cognition
    • participate. When man allows knowledge to approach him in this way,
  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • a particular constellation of the stars, a constellation of the stars
    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • the sun has been in the sign of spring. When, therefore, men on earth
    • the earth. They always point to something of supreme importance for the
    • is bound up with the earthly, for its purpose is to remind us of the
    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • turns his thoughts to the worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • first of all to consider the part played by the figure of St. Paul
    • very Being of the Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus
    • even externally, we compare the life of Paul with the earthly
    • physical earthly life for just so long as the duration of the span of
    • the organisation of soul and spirit. Then, in relation to earthly life,
    • Jesus spent in His work on earth, Paul spent as an anti-Christian. And
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • the feeling of thanks is not only justified on the part of those who
    • Anthroposophia, therefore, I would thank you most heartily for the
    • his devoted work, in the farming activities we undertook at Stuttgart
    • prevailing which came from the innermost heart of our Movement and
    • with our intentions for these days. For my part, these thanks are
    • been cherished in many quarters for a long time past, this is the
    • heart of our anthroposophical striving. It pre-supposes many
    • In particular, you
    • economic efforts, which grew out of the heart of the Anthroposophical
    • the magnetic needle, but in the whole Earth, inasmuch as you assign
    • to the one end of the Earth the magnetic North Pole, and to the other
    • whole Earth. Yet the same nonsense (as applied to the magnetic
    • is the beetroot growing in the earth. To take it just for what it is
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
    • and animal, and of the Earth itself. We must extend our view to the
    • the earth.
    • wanted to point out the need to look a little farther afield than is
    • possible the physical life of man on Earth — and that, after all,
    • in the life of the Earth. Nowadays we are wont to attach the greatest
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • the justice of this statement if you consider the Earth on the one
    • which works down into our Earth from the Universe beyond. Nowadays,
    • on to the Earth from the surrounding Universe. They are aware, no
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • surface of the Earth diagramatically by this line
    • (Diagram 2). The surface of the Earth is generally
    • is added. In reality, however, the earthly soil as such not
    • this inner life of the earthly soil (I am speaking of fine and
    • Taking our start from
    • a study of the earthly soil, we must indeed observe that the surface
    • of the Earth is a kind of organ in that organism which reveals itself
    • throughout the growth of Nature. The Earth's surface is a real organ,
    • view we now compare the Earth's surface with the human diaphragm,
    • concerned, the head is beneath the surface of the Earth, while
    • Whatever is above the Earth, belongs in truth to the
    • the Earth by way of air and water vapours and even warmth. Consider,
    • once more, all that element in the neighbourhood of the Earth in
    • place in the interior of the Earth beneath the Earth's surface
    • of the above-the-Earth and the below-the-Earth.
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • The earthly and
    • substances of the Earth, needless to say. In the next lectures we
    • forces work through the substances of the Earth? In the present
    • not play the first and foremost part in the life of plants.
    • for us to learn to know the part which nitrogen does play.
    • plastic artist in carbon, and this plastician building the manifold
    • so-to-speak with sulphur, and working as a plastic artist —
    • Earth-evolution carbon alone was deposited or precipitated. Only at a
    • the merely mineral and rigid limestone-formation which the Earth
    • Earth within him. For in the limestone form of the skeleton he has
    • the solid Earth within him.
    • within our physical and earthly world. It would, so to speak, always
    • take hold of in the physical, earthly world, if it had not a physical
    • the peculiarity of all that we have on Earth: the Spiritual here must
    • breathe, into the soil of the Earth. Albeit it is not so highly
    • too it becomes living oxygen. Oxygen under the earth is not
    • the same as oxygen above the earth.
    • outset the oxygen must always be drawn out of the earth realm;
    • farther. I have placed two things side by side; on the one hand the
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • spheres. But the world in which man and the other earthly creatures
    • man, starting from the little finger or from the lobe of the ear and
    • to twelve stone) requires about four-and-one-quarter of protein a day
    • four-and-one-quarter oz. of albuminous food are not only unnecessary
    • eats one-and-three-quarter oz. a day.
    • the human being, and you recognise that the arterial sclerosis of old
    • start from an altogether false idea of nutrition — whether of
    • the greater part of what we daily eat is not there to be received as
    • substantially. By far the greater part is there to give the body the
    • inner mobility, activity. The greater part of what man thus receives
    • — this, for the most part, is received through the sense-organs,
    • this truth, it is heart-rending to see the ideas of modern science proclaiming
    • the exact opposite. I say heart-rending, because we must admit, it is
    • the annual? Let us compare such a tree with a little mound of earth
    • assume: this is the hillock of earth, rich in humus. And I will now
    • be the tree: outside, the more or less solid parts, while inside is
    • earthly matter — permeated, as I have now described it, by humus-substances
    • in process of decomposition — such earthly matter contains etherically
    • living substance. Now this is the important point: Earthly matter, which
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • seen, should never depart from anything that is in the sphere of living
    • a kind of continuation of growth within the earth. There is a vegetative
    • plant-life in the earth itself.
    • of earth — with the inner vitality of its humus-content —
    • this common life — common to the Earth and all plant-growth—nor
    • our farms, we are taking forces away from the earth — nay, even
    • we need for the impoverished earth, must be subjected to a proper treatment,
    • been saying is emphasized in many quarters. But it is not only important
    • from the water which merely trickles through the earth, no further vitalisation
    • We must vitalise the earth
    • earthy element itself. To endow the mass of manure, or the liquid manure,
    • in the Earth, we must till the soil and manure it properly. Heaven does
    • the earth; we let it become permanently impoverished. We must then provide
    • all around the Earth — actively working, though in the finest
    • as they need what comes to them from the Earth. They draw them in from
    • soil of the Earth after they have been rayed into the soil from the
    • prevent the Earth from drawing into itself what it needs by way of silicic
    • it is really to receive all that it needs from the Earth. For which
    • as to assist the working of the manure, which, apart front these homoeopathic
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  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 6
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • taken as the starting-point for your experiments — will lead you
    • earth and then work from the earth upon plant-growth. As I said, the
    • there planets, but by the round-about way of the Earth) — these
    • sphere, from that which is over the earth, we must perceive the workings
    • wider sense we may say: All the forces that work into the earth from the
    • of the earth, while that which works from the surrounding sphere is
    • proceed from the earth itself, nevertheless they transmit what proceeds
    • through the mediation of the earth. They have had to pay the penalty
    • Not only the soil of the Earth was exhausted — the traditions too
    • this as the level of the earth's surface. Here we have all the influences
    • in the earth in this way causes the plants to bring forth what grows
    • the level of the earth — all that which comes from the forces
    • in a particular way. It is only by taking these varied forces into account
    • of the Sun upon its surface and throws them back again on to the earth.
    • eyes — and the Earth, too, of course, receives These rays from
    • Earth as lunar forces, and so they have done ever since the Moon separated
    • from the Earth.
    • all that is earthly. Indeed, when the Moon was united with the Earth,
    • the Earth itself was far more living, fruiting, inherently fertile.
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • these branches of farming, too, we can have no fruitful starting-point
    • I must ask you to follow me in matters which lie yet a little farther
    • earth. The tree is really “earth” for that which grows upon
    • its boughs and branches. It is the earth, grown up like a hillock; shaped
    • — it is rate—in a rather more living way than the earth
    • as the herbaceous plants and cereals are rooted in the Earth.
    • enable us to understand. Here is the soil of the earth: here I insert
    • In the tree with its cambium or formative layer, the earth-realm itself
    • more intensity of life, than the earth otherwise has, i.e.
    • unfolding the herbaceous plant that springs out of the earth directly
    • herbaceous plants growing on the earth, and a plant-world rich in astrality
    • differentiate, to individualise, as between the scent of earthly plants
    • opposite, the counterpart of that richer astrality which the plant —
    • the root, being more mineral, deprives the earthly soil — observe,
    • This makes the earthly soil rather more dead in the
    • down below, works through the larvae. Thus, if the earth had
    • no trees, there would be no insects on the earth. The trees make it
    • possible for the insects to be. The insects fluttering around the parts
    • of the tree which are above the earth — fluttering around the
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • Combustion is a process in mineral or lifeless Nature. Quite apart from
    • of quartz, what is commonly called combustion in the body is not the
    • of metabolism and the limbs — organised in the posterior parts
    • of earthly matter. (So it is in man, too, but let us confine ourselves
    • is earthly matter. Already in the embryo-life, earthly matter is guided
    • that the head receives its materials from the Earth. There, then, we
    • have earthly substance.
    • bones, etc. — comes not from the Earth at all. It is cosmic substantiality.
    • the Earth. This is important. You must not regard a claw or a hoof as
    • the claw or hoof, for instance. Throughout these parts, it is cosmic
    • system of metabolism and limbs we have to do with earthly forces —
    • cosmic substances and earthly forces. (As to the latter, you need only
    • of earthly gravity, and in like manner, all that we do with our limbs
    • is bound up with the earthly).
    • can go further. What is contained in the head? Earthly substantiality.
    • you have so much earthly substance. In man, too, in the brain you have
    • earthly substance. Only the forces are cosmic; the substance is earthly.
    • emerges as earthly matter in the brain has actually been excreted; it
    • is excretion — excretion from the organic process. Earthly matter
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    • Sacrifice in the Mass, the second part of the Mass. The
    • first part is the Revelation or Gospel, when the Message of
    • came into being. This is followed by the second part, the
    • carry his physical body consciously, as part of
    • Earth. His appearance exemplified what formerly took place
    • inner Mass consists of four parts, the Gospel, the
    • consists in reading a part of one of the Gospels at the
    • thence gradually descended into matter. The second part is
    • heart. What we have in our hearts represents something for
    • but in the spiritual, the heart will be the organ of
    • thought. At the present time the heart is still personal.
    • divine part in man is something which he only addresses
    • third part in the Sacrifice of
    • and in the Wine, substance such as we have in our heart
    • (blood). The priest breaks the Host in a particular way
    • into a particular number of pieces, nine pieces.
    • nine parts of man. One to seven are the principles which
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    • Anthroposophy as Cosmosophy, Part Two.
    • Anthroposophy as Cosmosophy, Part Two.
    • concrete way. To begin with, the human being forms part of
    • form part of him. There are many erroneous conceptions in
    • participates in the world's processes. At this point
    • activities. He participates in the external world, by
    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • lives upon the earth as a hunter, breeder of animals,
    • human occupations upon the earth.
    • The drawing, showing the earth in the universe, cannot
    • here we have the earth. Let us suppose that we have the
    • human being upon the earth. In regard to these four form
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • the earth's circumference. Here (above), man is
    • and consider how the human being is formed by the earth, as
    • constellations below the horizon (for the earth covers
    • influence through the earth. Here the human being would
    • have to adapt himself to the earth in regard to his stars.
    • universe; the last four members lead him to the earth, and
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
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    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • life. Today, because I want to call your attention to a particular kind of
    • starting point for modern spiritual life, which we have already considered
    • Mystery of Golgotha on the part of modern humanity. First of all, a small
    • their blood, as the representative of that which distinguishes earthly Man,
    • this — their blood belonged to nothing else on earth than to Christ
    • were ready to endure in order to establish more firmly in earth existence the
    • take its place in the whole stream of cosmic and earthly forces, then
    • forth the souls of the Templars, so that these souls, apart from the body,
    • particularly cruel deed, by means of a terrible act of
    • ready to partake in it, ready to sink ourselves in it, ready to pour it out
    • still from the earth — became in succeeding centuries for many others
    • mysterious connections between the life on earth and the spiritual life,
    • clearly that into the soul of Goethe on earth there followed from the
    • human beings, as we live on earth, it is only in our physical body that we
    • live a life connected with the earth. The body that is woven of light and
    • body — partakes not only in the life of earth, but in the life of the
    • forces and physical substances of earth.
    • spiritually, it is different. Human beings here on earth only provide the
    • can do as a part consists solely in this, he can make ready the place by
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    • Its starting point is to draw out of man’s inner being latent
    • must be made with a particular exercise in thinking.
    • What particular result can the human soul gain through mathematics?
    • shall be particularly successful in concentrating upon concepts which
    • to the objective part of my descriptions. In the early nineties of
    • elements that have built up our whole life from our earthly birth
    • second kind of exercise: an artificial forgetting, as it were, an
    • artificial suppression of thought.
    • we have practised this artificial suppression of thought for a
    • so that we say to ourselves: Here on earth, the soul-spiritual
    • nutrition during our earthly existence, we dive down into a
    • gain knowledge of that part of our being which existed before our
    • beings, even as here on earth, during the time between birth and
    • passed before the earth received us into the physical stream of
    • and enters physical life on earth or in which he lives after passing
    • part of him which desires to become acquainted with these worlds
    • practical. That is why it can be so fruitful for science and art,
    • the heart, the lungs, etc.; in reality, the heart is a process, and
    • the external spatial form of the heart is merely the process which is
    • Medicine, and therapy in particular, can be essentially fructified by
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    • him, particularly at dusk, causing him to see things unclearly and,
    • meditation, depends upon the starting point in ordinary, everyday
    • starting point from ordinary soul development, from what is right and
    • this starting point, by taking into the soul those mental processes
    • (Vorstellungsarten) that we have presented as meditations and as
    • The problem now is that at the starting point, that is,
    • capacity for judgment proceeding from true conditions. Every starting
    • training makes it necessary to take as one's starting point a
    • The other starting point that is of essential significance is
    • which this appropriate moral mood can be established. Of particular
    • a particular sympathy for this or that experience. Inner tranquility,
    • impartiality, a loving penetration of things and worlds, an attentive
    • starting points for a spiritual scientific
    • spiritual world can be observed particularly in the people who deny
    • in a new earthly life. We are concerned in such a case not with what
    • sheath that is cast off, the wooden part of the tree, or the shell of
    • notice, however, that all this actually has no particular meaning and
    • he finds that a large part of mysticism consists of the phenomena
    • one's own dear ego, especially into the parts of the ego into
    • parts of the spiritual world, not spiritual facts and beings. In the
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  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • A public lecture delivered in Stuttgart, Germany,
    • lecture was given in Stuttgart on 11th July, 1919. It was translated
    • individual has the feeling that part of his being is super-sensible,
    • solely on the creed and the Bible. The parts of man's being that are
    • be said first of all, because today, in particular, what I will have
    • own hands, as it were. In the realm of thought, in particular, he
    • the phenomena of the world. So it is a particularly good
    • its bodily nature, from the rest of the body, particularly the limb
    • a breaking down of life, a partial dying. This is a significant and
    • of partial dying, a breaking down of the head organisation's life
    • soul is active our head is constantly in a state of partial dying. We
    • constantly at work in part of man's bodily nature. We learn that
    • thinking and man's physical body, particularly in the head
    • scientific prejudice that prevails nowadays in a particular realm of
    • ourselves, this second super-sensible part of man's being, the will,
    • characterised as being constantly in the state of partial
    • of the grave of our partially dying head. This perpetual interplay of
    • fact in particular, to show you the evolution of human history
    • feeling was still a part of nature. Not until the eighth century did
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    • speak of our part of the world) at the time when all plants have
    • our lifeless inorganic Earth, the mineral kingdom of our Earth. This
    • soul-and-spirit part of our so-called lifeless inorganic,
    • purely mineral Earth. True, when we speak of the consciousness of the
    • Earth, we do not in the first place see in the geological-mineral
    • solid earth ; so that when we speak of the consciousness of the
    • Earth, we have to think of it as connected with the whole Earth, not
    • The whole Earth has consciousness, a consciousness
    • the differences in this consciousness of the Earth in special
    • evoke in our souls the conception that the whole Earth has
    • consciousness. Let us now turn from the mineral Earth, and
    • direct our attention to all that springs forth and sprouts on Earth,
    • entity in reference to the Earth. That the whole plant world is an
    • independent entity as regards the Earth only comes clearly before us
    • We can speak of a consciousness of the whole mineral Earth, but we
    • evolves on the Earth. The laws of this consciousness are certainly
    • Earth.
    • and nervous system only, not to the remaining parts of our system.
    • they are so much the stronger within other parts of us.
    • A parallel thing happens on the Earth, when on one
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    • that. For the most part men do not consider to-day that it is an
    • gentlemen who have thus led thoughts astray, have started from a
    • is actually by chance that we have these particular senses, and
    • life in every department.
    • any great man in particular; I know that when such things are said
    • humanity at the beginning of the new age. The new age placed the art
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
    • This is the 3rd of 12 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart,
    • Der Weg zu gesundern Denken un die Lebenslage des Gegenwartsmenschen.
    • Stuttgart, March 10th, 1920
    • This is the 3rd of 12 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart,
    • Gegenwartsmenschen.
    • OF THE EARTH IN THELIGHT OF ANTHROPOSOPHY
    • lecture given in Stuttgart, 10th March, 1920.
    • are capable of flowing through the souls of the peoples of the Earth. In
    • truth that earthly life can never progress fruitfully along such
    • uniting the different peoples of the Earth and this also intensifies
    • will not suffice to unite the peoples of the Earth. A conscious and
    • over the Earth, for we have but to look at the disastrous things that
    • realise that a striving to make the whole Earth into one economic
    • the other hand, the peoples of the Earth have not yet reached the
    • collective economy of the whole Earth to arise out of the economic
    • a common economic life of the whole Earth — in effect an
    • Earth economy. The leading minds of the times are forever
    • Earth economy in contrast to the separate national economies which
    • opposition of the national economies to an Earth economy that has
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • Quarterly, Volume 12, 1980, No. 4. It is presented here
    • and hearts in the course of the centuries. But in the modern
    • of the Earth was changed through what took place at Golgotha.
    • spiritual sphere of the Earth. Other men are impressed by the
    • too, that since then the human heart has been able to
    • experienced or felt on the Earth. But to a seer this is
    • opened and as well as a great vista of past ages of the Earth
    • earthly existence with the proof that life in the spirit will
    • His dwelling-place. He has remained with the Earth; through
    • Him the Sun-Power has united with the Earth.
    • planetary Spirit of the Earth, the Spirit by whom the Earth's
    • future opens out before Novalis. He sees the Earth
    • transfigured; he sees the present Earth in which the residue
    • Body of Christ; he sees the waters of the Earth permeated
    • Flesh. He sees the body of the Earth gradually becoming the
    • Body of Christ; he sees the Earth and Christ miraculously
    • made one; he sees the Earth in future time as a great
    • and the ground upon which we move, so, by overcoming earthly
    • Earth that will be the body of the new God, the God of the
    • symbolises, are as ancient as humanity on Earth. But man will
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    • the hearts and souls of those taking part. Though this or that event
    • I should like to start
    • earth men die; they pass through the gate of death, laying aside
    • of what they have immediately experienced in earthly life. Now such
    • feelings, views and deeds, is experiencing on the earth
    • I have started from
    • catastrophe of the world war. Whether they belong to a party or
    • great problems of the age find partial expression. But they did not
    • dramatic art. People grew uncomfortable when one spoke to them
    • need to believe it; it was “only” art. People felt an
    • take it seriously, for it was “just” art. People took
    • fact that men, in accordance with the will on the part of the
    • “imaginative” forces — just as art itself can only
    • Man's etheric body is built up like a work of art; it is a real work
    • of plastic art — only, it is in constant motion. And what man
    • receives (for his enjoyment) from understanding a work of art, must
    • spiritual science and belong to the same region of soul as artistic
    • wanted to point out that the domain usually reached only in artistic
    • or that party or class, lead into the worst of blind alleys and will
    • spiritual understanding of what in art need only remain a
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • Stuttgart, September 5th, 1921
    • This is the 7th of 8 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart,
    • given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart on September 5th, 1921.
    • of the earth. He takes those laws and interconnections produced
    • beginning of the earth. Then, out of the second principle, the
    • heat death in which the earth will perish.
    • But if we probe deeply enough, not with a partial thinking, but with
    • once all the remaining earth forces have changed into heat, this heat
    • earth as such will succumb to what is called ‘the heat
    • causality, other than to say to himself: of this earth which has
    • natural necessity we accept that the earth is to succumb to
    • innermost condition of the human heart and soul. Such an inner
    • appearance of previous earth lives as something which our Ego shows
    • haze of mysticism, rather the way to reach this particular knowledge
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • of the great truth of reincarnation, of repeated earthly lives, and we must
    • realise that this repetition has its own good purpose in the Earth's
    • reborn on the Earth. In incarnations immediately following the
    • Earth and humanity, as was the case at the end of the Atlantean
    • the seeds of what will become part of mankind in future epochs are contained
    • bring about on artificial harmony between morality and
    • 28:27 And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod. \
    • 28:29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually. \
    • 28:30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron\'s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually. \
    • past life on earth. A kind of sleep then ensues and after a few
    • Then follows the life in Kamaloka, when the earthly life is lived
    • again on Earth in a body of flesh. The
    • Buddha's teaching is in a particular sense moral teaching, the
    • human beings on the Earth who will need no gospels or other such
    • no longer necessary for him to return to the Earth. Understanding of
    • increasing power on the Earth. We have heard that in the sixth epoch,
    • investigated particularly closely by Rosicrucians since the 13th
    • there could be a second appearance of Christ on Earth in a
    • of Christ's life on Earth in the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • constitutes the fulcrum of Earth evolution; and just as there can be
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • nothing worse than to feel remote, in your heart, from the things
    • quarter or half an hour would do — to alter your writing, so
    • example, in school we have to learn by heart a sequence of Kings or
    • and inmost heart I face the Yes and the No, and then go and do the
    • oneself. The more one can make one's judgments, particularly about
    • not through one particular action, but from the consistent
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • der Anthroposophie im Geistesleben der Gegenwart.
    • (as part of a course for university graduates)
    • the fields of the various sciences. That is the particular aim of
    • Anthroposophy encounters from scientific quarters. I can only assure
    • to-day imagine that Anthroposophy starts somehow from the nebulous
    • which is usually called geometry and, at least in those parts of it
    • part of space. And by regarding himself as an earthly being and
    • attained full earthly consciousness.
    • our earthly life, we did not first experience its three
    • earth's surface — from the fact that we human beings are not
    • born upright, but, in accord with the formative laws of our earthly
    • considers impartially what confronts us here must say: In his subjective
    • looking back at ourselves, find that we are a part of this space. As
    • mutual relationships — one starts from forms, not from external
    • then the Seven Liberal Arts. They had to have been mastered by
    • meant more: the artistic use of language. Dialectic was the
    • the cosmos, and how his lungs and heart resulted from the cosmos. It
    • gradually to have thoughts apart from sense-perceptions. This was
    • from personal predilection or subjective partiality when I assert
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • der Anthroposophie im Geistesleben der Gegenwart.
    • Visual Arts
    • of artistic creation. I hope, however, that to-day's considerations
    • the various branches of art, craftsmen would have been called in to
    • spirit, but from an artistic spirit also. It would speak from a
    • are set up — thoroughly inartistic products which flout the
    • really artistic sense.) It must be clearly understood, above all,
    • symbolic or allegorical negations of art
    • but in genuinely artistic creations.
    • seen. Everything that has been given artistic expression was born
    • from artistic perception, came to birth in the moulding of forms, in
    • it had its origin in a thoroughly artistic act of perception and had
    • something — in the genuinely artistic sense; it
    • stage — should speak also through the artistically plastic
    • pictorial forms — i.e. in the visual art of our building. No
    • artistic reminiscences, Antique, Renaissance or Gothic, could be
    • sufficiently productive to evolve its own style of visual art.
    • course, if such intentions press on one's heart and soul, one becomes
    • of visual art, in so far as we have to consider it here — that is,
    • the plastic art to which the anthroposophical world-view had been
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  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • related to hatred, so hatred plays a great part in your whole
    • probably say: “In my days, fear played no part in civilised
    • know in order to find a starting point for trying to get a grip on
    • from the sun's light, and its earthly circumstances were also
    • founded in Egypt and in North Africa. But particularly when the
    • into the human etheric body — into that part of the etheric
    • civilisation of the whole Earth. This is evidenced by all the
    • your arts out of fear; your materialistic world-conception has been
    • peoples on earth may have free access to the Chinese market, and so
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • described as a kind of centre and heart of destruction meets our gaze.
    • seeds of future worlds arise. Then we, as men, take part there in the
    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • Oriental. In our days the Oriental, particularly in Asia but
    • also in other parts of the world, is living in the decadent stages of
    • part of ordinary consciousness, even as the doctrine of the Fall of
    • is a speech toned down for the earth-world, but within us a speech is
    • spoken that goes out beyond the earth, for it speaks out of that
    • of that part of the world which is going down and will pass away with
    • the earth and disappear. They are backward-pointing men.
    • earth may come to an end, but matter will never be destroyed.
    • Certainly (he is told) a time will come when the earth will be one
    • some time in the future cease to be. Heaven and earth will pass away.
    • of destruction — that will live on after heaven and earth are
    • then heaven and earth may pass away, but the Logos, the Christ,
    • earth, then something comes to life in the chaos within him, seed is
    • hue visible to the senses; yet if we open our hearts to nature, it
    • tendency to study and investigate only the corpse-like part of
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • available to those who have prepared their minds and hearts to
    • import to earthly evolution came to pass through the
    • after death, is united with earthly evolution. We must reflect
    • truth concerning the earliest periods in the evolution of earthly
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • Divine Beings who descended spiritually to the Earth from the
    • realm of the higher Hierarchies and who then imparted spiritual
    • — for the most part they were men who had been initiated in
    • live in a state of remoteness from earthly affairs; the soul
    • Beings, receiving the wisdom imparted by these Beings. This
    • before the descent into an earthly body. The experiences of the
    • — such was the substance of the teaching imparted to human
    • on the Earth from the Gods themselves.
    • the earliest dwellers on the Earth knew nothing of death —
    • soul can develop onwards and he felt that earthly life was only a
    • and made no particular impression on them. They knew life and
    • death, that earthly life has indeed an ending. Naturally, this
    • experience necessary in earthly life because reason and intellect
    • were to become an essential part of human evolution. Intellect,
    • as in the other parts of the human organism. In the brain there
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  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • vegetable world and into the animal world; I form thoughts on quartz,
    • If I stand on the earth
    • at first to take part in the movement for a religious renewal,
    • — but he did not take part in the end —, when the chief
    • instead experience, during earthly life itself, a kind of inner
    • light, which is kindled during life on earth. Why is it so? Because
    • connected with earthly life, dwells in the depths of man. If we
    • complete human beings. The Father sent the Son to the earth in order
    • that the Son might fulfill his works on earth. Can you not feel how
    • Father-principle really played the greatest imaginable part in older
    • predominant, and played a great part in the human souls for their
    • of man on earth. When Anthroposophy studies Nature it calls the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • whole development of mankind on earth. When we have thus striven to
    • development of the earth?
    • present inhabitants of the earth! I have said that people may wonder
    • occurred in the historical course of development upon the earth, in
    • earth before the hearts and souls of men can bring forth all that
    • important event in the whole development of the earth. During the
    • from the heart of the French nation and vanquished the English forces
    • thirteen nights which are the darkest of the year's course on earth
    • spiritually pervading the aura of the earth, may have the
    • that surge and weave through the aura of the earth. And the end of
    • still look in the darkest season of the year. The earth's aura then
    • united with the aura of the earth ever since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • also the forces of the Christ-Impulse can in those days particularly
    • first breath in earthly life, before he leaves his mother's body and
    • is able to receive the first earthly-physical ray of light, he passes
    • bridge the chasm between the human souls living here on earth in a
    • more learn to consider as part of mankind as a whole not only the
    • consciousness that throughout the earth's round we are united, also
    • active forces and that we should learn to consider earthly phenomena
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  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • for a definite region of the earth. Thus, certain standpoints of
    • times a wisdom extended over the earth, which was far nearer to
    • the origin of things than our modern knowledge, particularly
    • also told them how they were to behave and act here upon the earth.
    • earth.
    • movements of the stars or of the earth, but there was a knowledge of
    • Nevertheless, this conceals a certain fact. In Saint-Martin's books
    • earth trough the man, Jesus of Nazareth, contained the moral
    • Aristotle that the nerves go out from the heart. Galilei endeavoured
    • the brain and not from the heart, and felt sure that his friend would
    • opposite, namely that the nerves proceed from the heart. If I have to
    • at the conclusion of the evolution of the earth, then super-sensible
    • and by “several” I mean many — particularly those
    • our anthroposophical movement it was particularly important for me to
    • part frankly honest and their errors will be overcome. They will only
    • heaven and earth in a spiritual way, he expects him to do this
    • is this talk of Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan
    • spiritual-scientific results. Many things which appear to form part
    • particularly of those efforts which to-day honestly pursue
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  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • the quarters whence it may draw fresh sources of strength. If
    • realise, that what lived within their own souls was part of
    • living a part was played in everyday life by whatever could
    • were conscious of forming part of a creation not exhausted
    • astray and were wandering over the face of the green earth
    • like lost sheep, but that they were part and parcel of the
    • is the part played by the science of our day in common life,
    • scope for free action on the part of man. And when men feel
    • freedom. Just ask yourselves, how many hearts and souls there
    • absolutely?” — not what is true of a particular
    • the earth to-day are not all adapted to the whole
    • are only adapted to particular fields of the true Activity.
    • of earth to-day may there perhaps exist the possibility for a
    • affairs on our earth impartially, we shall come to the
    • actual brotherly impulse upon our earth is to be sought
    • enshrined in men's hearts those impulses of generous love
    • members of our earth's surface — unless we know that
    • unless people all over the earth come together and set to
    • out, so to speak, by destiny for that particular work. If the
    • the earth's inhabitants, and saturated with that for which
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  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the Artistic
    • recently pursued have shown that all true Art eventually
    • Great epochs of Art, when artistic deeds raying far and wide
    • and again from Initiation. This shows how Art brings
    • less consciously in spiritual worlds, true Art carries down
    • one significant example, we may choose a work of art which
    • artistic imagination. They are content to leave it at that.
    • Needless to say, I shall not deny that artistic imagination
    • with, on the Earth, is for himself the only example —
    • It happened by a particular event. That is what frequently
    • learned that his party, the Guelphs, had been expelled from
    • starting-point for an entry into the spiritual world.
    • the earthy, the watery, the airy, and the element of
    • already farther outside, and learns to know what is
    • instructed him that he must go still farther. This, however,
    • was at a particular moment, which again is highly
    • how outer artistic creation is concerned with Initiation. We
    • Dante, revealing how Dante's great work of art is connected
    • in this earthly realm, by Natura.
    • Earth. Had the Christ-Impulse only been able to work through
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • present life on Earth. And when we consider the
    • certainly say that the particular formation of his head is a
    • he set foot on the Earth. In essentials, the head-formation
    • the limb-man is a starting-point for the Jupiter, Venus and
    • real man of the Earth. Thus we can say: What we have before
    • planetary embodiments of the Earth; and the starting-point
    • from its earthly form to what it was as Saturn organism, Sun
    • fashioned on Earth, will be further organised physically,
    • Earth as Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan.
    • have, therefore, a human earthly aspect and also a cosmic
    • our earthly point of view. On the other hand we can form a
    • between the Earth and the present Moon, and we can therefore
    • the Earth; he is thus not in the centre of the Earth but
    • distant from it by the length of the Earth's radius. And if
    • Moon moves round the Earth, it moves also round man's head.
    • you put the first quarter here and the last quarter there
    • course round the Earth the Moon travels through the Zodiac.
    • full Moon is active on some part of the face, whereas the
    • sheds its rays more or less obliquely on that part of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • Stuttgart, December 27th, 1910
    • This is the 14th of 14 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart,
    • Lecture given in Stuttgart, 27 December 1910.
    • create on Earth — that is new in every epoch.
    • particular manifestations of life here and there, we can
    • in the cradle of our hearts; there is indeed a connection.
    • was radiated to him from Nature; with his whole heart he
    • but in his heart the sunlight kindled spiritual jubilation,
    • echoed from the hearts of men. Intimate community was also
    • hearts of men, a kind of darkness, in contrast with the mood
    • that pervaded these same hearts throughout the summer. Those
    • rejoicing in their hearts — these same people could
    • over this, when we reflect that the hearts and minds of
    • could be planted a knowledge to be imparted to men concerning
    • speaking to the heart by means of symbols: ‘Where you
    • origin, but that he has descended farther and farther away
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
    • this ideal can be felt by warm human hearts: ‘Become
    • promoting growth and development could move the hearts of the
    • unique kind penetrated then into the hearts and souls of
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    • teachings of repeated earthly lives is almost tantamount to saying
    • that the deepest understanding of ancient works of art is to be
    • earthly lives, indeed its aim is rather to reduce their number.
    • Buddhist thought. To be freed from repeated earthly lives —
    • concludes with a confession of belief in repeated earthly
    • that man's sojourn on earth may become fruitful if earthly lives are
    • repeated. We are not on this earth for nothing. We are active in
    • earthly life and we may look forward to an ever fuller life wherein
    • when in one such earthly life he can liberate himself from this
    • the idea of repeated earthly lives, for to understand the essence of
    • earthly life is admitted. Even science is less inclined to agree with
    • were once a part is also poured into the world immediately
    • sustained in earthly life and not utterly lost in maya. In his
    • earthly lives such a being as a Buddha must previously have reached
    • former earthly lives. The legend is well-known and we need only
    • accumulated knowledge and wisdom of earthly lives cannot, in effect,
    • itself the highest earthly wisdom cannot save him from
    • the world sense and space man knows in earthly life. Nothing in the
    • everything that connects him with earthly existence has been blotted
    • earthly wisdom. Treading this path a man will find the means
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    • revealed in the fact that people start from certain theories: this or
    • of taking any particular side. I have no desire to uphold ancient
    • and other organs, but that the Spirit has departed from the study of
    • undergoes a partial death with every moment that passes, but it is
    • this living interaction between the soul and every single part of the
    • heart, brain and so forth. In short, when we are describing the
    • material part of man, we must know how to portray the body as
    • and Spirit outside the range of earthly life, realising that
    • “separate off” into single parts as does the material.
    • observing the single part, to form a picture of the human being as
    • a whole. We should reach a universal principle able to form part
    • this not so much when we are observing merely a single part of the
    • particular constitution of this human being, how the
    • atmospheric and extra-earthly influences are working on him as the
    • result of his particular constitution, and we are then able to
    • in an organ, in the heart, the liver, the lungs and so on. A
    • Spirit acts in a normal heart, is also able to discover in the
    • deterioration or irregularity of the heart, the cause of a diseased
    • organology when the Spirit can be traced in the most minute parts of
    • those who do not seriously penetrate to the heart of the teaching but
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  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • new birth, i.e. in his pre-earthly life. At birth the child is
    • not yet fully adapted to the earthly gravitation, the earthly
    • adapt himself to these earthly conditions as he learns to stand
    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • with him. He must acquire it during his earthly life.
    • it in a sense the spiritual germ of his future physical earthly body
    • of equilibrium, into the forces of earthly existence. For in the
    • pre-earthly life, balance or equilibrium is not the same as it is on
    • earth, where it signifies the power to walk and stand. In the
    • pre-earthly life, balance and equilibrium signify the relation
    • sense when he descends on to the earth. In the mother's womb he is
    • earthly life. He has left the former and has not yet entered into the
    • of speech. The language which we speak here on earth is, of course,
    • essentially adapted to earthly conditions. In the first place it is
    • an expression of our earthly thoughts. These earthly thoughts contain
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • speech or language is adapted during our life on earth. But in the
    • pre-earthly life as I have already explained, man has a very
    • correspond to breathing in the pre-earthly life). Thus in pre-earthly
    • descend on to the earth. We lose the life within the cosmic language,
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  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • The New Art of Education.
    • imparted to man by his natural development, intelligence, reason,
    • will, feeling and by his earthly education, each of these three
    • moving through his body, forming part of his true manhood, but in
    • before a body clothed me in my earthly existence, is living within
    • a kind of sheath, merely an instrument for the purposes of earthly
    • conviction that before a physical body clothed him on Earth, he had
    • pre-earthly existence and hence with equal certainty that they would
    • inner being or is imparted to him in ordinary life by earthly
    • physical life and move upon Earth; I am clothed in my physical body
    • manifestations are otherwise dumb and inarticulate. And if after
    • in the whole life of Nature. Thou art clothed in an outer physical
    • brought thee into an earthly existence which is itself of a Divine
    • that thou art born of God not only when thine eyes gaze inwards. In
    • there also thou art born of God.” And all that the old Father
    • his earthly existence hallowed, although in his waking life he still
    • the soul. To the old riddle of man's earthly existence there was
    • that of man's earthly death.
    • came to feel death in earthly existence with any intensity. Whereas
    • my earthly body?” This had been the first riddle. “How do
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  • Title: Lecture: Concerning Electricity
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  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • very time when the Christ united with earthly evolution, humankind
    • years ago, in a certain part of the Middle East, a man named Jesus
    • Christ belongs, of course, to the forces that participated in the
    • creation of the earth; he belongs to the spiritual world; he entered
    • earthly evolution through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this way,
    • beings, but not in the earthly sphere. The only ones who could reach
    • the coming one, who was not yet united with earthly evolution. He
    • went so far as to say that, especially at two particular points in
    • the dwelling of Christ on earth and the union of the Christ with
    • earthly evolution. It was necessary to make up an understanding out
    • real being united with earthly evolution, human beings had the
    • is in reality the Christ who appears in this earthly, soul-spiritual
    • said — and this was also part of the knowledge retained by
    • seven parts make up the human being, our friends were very surprised to
    • always find, when we approach the Gnosis, one particular point that
    • descended to earth, however, the wisdom had disappeared. The real
    • Christ was now united with the earth; knowledge about the Christ,
    • the right way. We can cast our glance over the earth that was known
    • to humanity at that time — the earth as it was before the Mystery
    • realms. The farther back we go, the more knowledge we find, but it is
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    • quite apart from all that, the fact is that man is conscious of his
    • start from what anthroposophical spiritual science has to say.
    • these we must take our start today. Our considerations will
    • Though the everyday consciousness does not generally go farther
    • than this, it is possible to continue very much farther along
    • plays an immense part. We always relate to the left-hand
    • will certainly not patiently receive the sting. Quite apart
    • there in space; they are not entirely apart from space. Lastly, when
    • one-dimensional being of this kind, and only partakes in
    • figure. For a more artistic way of feeling is it not rather crude how
    • the one dimension in which he grows. Artistically we do already make
    • this artistic perception of the human form, we
    • True self-knowledge takes us ever farther and farther
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • human progress. But it would be particularly depressing if spiritual
    • of the earth and its living organisms?
    • the solid ground of our earth itself, and that out of what it finds there
    • — within the earth's strata — it forms its
    • gives us the opportunity of studying deeper layers of the earth in
    • interesting studies are concerned with layers of the earth's surface
    • material far away and deposit them in other parts. We see the ground
    • layers, the earth shows us how the character of their rock-material
    • latest, superimposed by the most recent occurrences on the earth. As
    • lower parts of the earth's crust, we come to strata which are the
    • strata of the earth all kinds of forms have been embedded,
    • over the whole face of the earth; on the contrary, there is clear
    • the earth's development manifold disturbances have occurred through
    • earth's strata with their fossiliferous constituents, and
    • the earth at the time when the present top layer had not yet been
    • which our earth must have presented in times gone by.
    • earth's crust, overlaid again and again by others; we come to the
    • so-called “Cambrian” layer of our earth's development and
    • the younger layers in earth-evolution:
    • earth's evolution the living creatures have developed by slow degrees
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • ordinary life we call feeling, qualities of the heart, and so on.
    • is for the most part reflection. Even when we think ahead, as it
    • thought as a means of building up his body. ... Particularly
    • in man from the moment he enters upon his physical, earthly life.
    • us out of the super-sensible life into earthly life we lose in the
    • course of this earthly life.
    • suggest that you should one day really start from this point and make a
    • of the senses, quite without prejudice, and without starting
    • connection, a kind of sub-earthly connection. This is how it
    • owing to the fact that it has become part of us ourselves. This
    • earthly laws there is a sub-earthly connection going [on] below the
    • human beings of the present day. One listens. One even takes part in
    • pictorial, and the pre-earthly life is no longer an abstraction but a
    • still to add to that which leads to knowledge in this particular
    • appertaining to the earth. For in the moment of receiving the ray of
    • earthly existence. We re-act to this destructive process
    • however, and fill ourselves out again with earthly substance. Thus
    • our life is poised mid-way between the annihilation of earthly
    • existence and the building up of earthly existence, in other words,
    • make us into non-corporeal beings; he would fain lift us right out of earthly
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  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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    • man in einer gewissen Weise in der folgenden Art betrachten. Man kann
    • einfach: weil dahinter dasjenige ist, was gar nicht in der Gegenwart
    • Gegenwart, und aus der Vergangenheit heraus sprießt dasjenige,
    • was uns in der Gegenwart erscheint. Stellen Sie sich eine Wiese vor,
    • die blumige Ausschmückung der Wiese. Das ist Gegenwart, aber das
    • Gegenwart, dann haben Sie in Wirklichkeit darunter die Vergangenheit
    • enthüllt sich uns von der Welt gar nicht die Gegenwart, sondern
    • es enthüllt sich die Vergangenheit. Was ist Gegenwart? Die
    • Gegenwart hat gar keine logische Struktur. Der Sonnenstrahl
    • ändert sich in jedem Augenblick. Die Gegenwart ist eine solche,
    • Gedankenstruktur umfassen, ist Vergangenheit, die in der Gegenwart
    • Gegenwart hereinspinnt, muß es eben in der Gegenwart sein wie es
    • Und die Imagination, die bezieht sich auf die Gegenwart. In bezug auf
    • die Gegenwart hat der Mensch immer Imaginationen.
    • Sie doch nur einmal, wenn Sie logisch leben wollten in der Gegenwart!
    • Gegenwart ist ähnlich wie der Traum, und nur daß sich in
    • die Gegenwart die Vergangenheit hineinmischt, das bewirkt, daß
    • diese Gegenwart gesetzmäßig verläuft, logisch
    • Gegenwart erahnen wollen, ja, wenn Sie nur irgend etwas denken
    • VergangenheitGegenwartZukunft
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    • and in particular as to what it has brought to us, which is in no
    • part in this artistic endeavour, we have been able to make a
    • activity, and above all it is necessary that those who take part in
    • will be particularly striking this year to those who take the trouble
    • into Art. For indeed it lies very near to our hearts that
    • Art the fact that Theosophy is not a merely abstract theory and
    • that it can, so to say, act practically. It is particularly
    • the active life of Art. This can be observed by the inner
    • in Munich, who took part. It can also be observed in the fact that in
    • account in artistic representation in the same way as the external
    • What particularly
    • artistic undertakings as well as for the theosophical lectures. In
    • a lack of all understanding for Art could make it acceptable in
    • know how little artistic our age is, though we must be astounded that
    • passes out into the different departments of life.
    • seen, not only in small beginnings but in Stuttgart, where they have
    • compared with any other — quite apart from the separate details
    • numerous ears, hearts and souls, and will apparently continue to find
    • evident that we are able to find our way to the ears, hearts and
    • Although through particular circumstances to which we need not now
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • SATURN-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • on to our present Earth-existence. Anyone who recollects how often we
    • have had to start from these fundamental conceptions will know how
    • Earth, you will admit that nothing but a sketch could be given,
    • just as the Earth-existence comprises an immense number of details,
    • in time, belonging to the Earth or the Moon evolutions can be more
    • played its part very, very long ago, has been made very, very
    • emphasise the fact that we do not start from the Gospels when we
    • is much better to keep to the reverse direction; from Earth to
    • important to take part in this sacrifice of the Spirits of Will to
    • place in the Earth period; this he can only do in words and concepts
    • inwardly, so to say, into this old planetary embodiment of our Earth.
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • SUN-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • early condition of our evolution before our own Earth came into
    • following embodiments of our Earth is not only not exhaustive, but
    • that, in a sense, we had to be satisfied (in order not to startle the
    • essential parts did not consist of what we know as earth, water and
    • not speak of coming from one part of space into another, but only the
    • cloud.’ And if he were an artist he would paint the impression;
    • which the best is the artistic longing to master colour or form in
    • of art, has the right conception of this productivity of the virtue
    • think of this creative idea in the mind of the artist, and how it
    • suppose that the earth were not as it is now, but that what occurred
    • Cherubim, and as though participating, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • Sun again in what we find on our own earth.
    • aspect. And we shall now see that the Being who appeared on earth as
    • to the earth by the Christ-Being is on the earth, fulfils its life on
    • the earth, we can then go still more deeply into the actual spiritual
    • sense again come to life on earth. Just imagine all that has been
    • Earth-existence; around Him are assembled those who now as
    • earth-beings are destined to radiate this back again and preserve it
    • for the remainder of the earth-existence. In the centre is the One
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • MOON-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • PART 1.
    • behind all the material phenomena of the substance of our earth
    • definite Beings to be met with in the old Saturn state of the Earth
    • possessed its starting point in the world-evolution, appears to
    • cosmic embodiment of our earth, we find something which brings us a
    • in the world. Certain deeds that man may do — particularly such
    • physical world, in which we particularly live, the greatness of our
    • know already, are connected with the process of the earth's
    • beings have invaded the domain of our earth humanity. It has
    • of our earth because they did not, during the evolution of the Moon,
    • driving him constantly down from a certain height into lower parts of
    • divided into two parts by the force of the arrested and dammed up
    • about by this renunciation of the sacrifice on the part of certain of
    • renunciation of the sacrifice on the part of these Cherubim signifies
    • figuratively — have had the sacrificial smoke as part of
    • forms part of the Divine resignation, for the gods created evolution
    • accepting the sacrifice have taken this whole nation from the earth.
    • played its part within the ancient Hebrew people; for the sacrificed
    • He gave over that whole line of evolution to the earth. Thus in the
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • MOON-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • PART 2.
    • the Earth planet which took place in the passing from ancient Sun to
    • the spiritual. We must now start from that point which we reached in
    • part of will or will-substance. If we represent this to our minds in
    • establish a particular connection with still higher Beings, which
    • of these Beings in such a way, that on the part of those Higher Ones
    • trying to find its counterpart there, and thus get a hint of
    • nearer to the earthly life of man, we find this mood in ourselves
    • earthly conditions which have evolved out of the earlier ones, we
    • that although our Soul-life is fitted into our earth-body, an upper
    • are particularly sensitive. He perhaps may have been blamed for
    • do the hidden depths of the Soul-life play their part on the surface.
    • if the earth and the other planets could have made sacrifice to the
    • the earth was passing through her Moon-phase, the Spirits of Movement
    • one particular form of change. In this connection let us imagine a
    • introduce one specific part of Movement in general.
    • earthly ego-consciousness, we must think of ourselves at that time
    • earthly that they could not possibly be so, by reflecting on the
    • our Earth, and of what we now have in the deep subsoil of our
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • EARTH-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • us appears as the real or part of the real — is all this
    • slowly approach what we wish to bring before our mind, by starting
    • have now approached that of the earth, we shall start from more
    • referred to in our last lecture. We then started from the hidden
    • particular learning, will come to know that a sound way to learning
    • is always to start from wonder, from astonishment at something. This
    • because it is related to him. Why else should people who start from
    • particular advance in evolution was brought about through the
    • represents one of the starting points of the evolution of earthly
    • part of my own being would be living in those exalted ones; but now
    • a single great satisfaction, but experiences a number of partial
    • spiritual counterpart: Sacrifice — if (2) behind all the air
    • spread out around our earth there really lies the virtue of giving, a
    • we describe the element of Earth, (4) which alone can be the bearer
    • spiritual process of the Earth's becoming; for as far as the
    • earth, and fluid alone is water. Earth is the element in which death
    • death to the earth; for it presents a truly remarkable aspect.
    • claim to existence; but it is part of us, and when we/cut it off we
    • the whole organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • when one lets the mind dwell on an old book or a work of art
    • earth lives? The increase in population is rapid. How can one
    • particularly insistent on this at the turn of the nineteenth
    • may feel in your hearts that it will be a long time before
    • come until human hearts understand the realm of the spirit.
    • consider it egotistical and selfish on their part, but the
    • spirits take their revenge if they are ignored here on earth.
    • earth and never had the opportunity to let spiritual impulses
    • here on earth and they have to take the consequences. Having
    • earth.
    • get heart-stoppingly fearsome and terrible. Intensely
    • number of statements made in that particular number of lines.
    • been dawning since the sixteenth century. In some parts of
    • destruction here on earth. There would be no end to the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • socially at one with the dead, the departed. Our inner
    • Sun, Moon and Earth — to reach its present level of
    • evolution on earth. The etheric body has gone through three
    • come in during Earth evolution; it is young and belongs to an
    • of development in the Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth periods. We
    • ego and the astral body are then outside the parts of the
    • liquid, and so on. The part of the physical body relating to
    • Moon and Earth periods, but also giving them the wherewithal
    • here on earth, the Christ impulse is the heart of the moral
    • evolution will not progress unless these truths become part
    • of our life on earth. The gods did not intend human beings to
    • come off. I discussed this in the first part of my essay on
    • area where people find it particularly difficult to
    • strongly that their actions are based on a particular motive.
    • up, would be very active initially, for it is Part of the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • all, but I would ask you to see the parts always in the
    • so, for people are tremendously intolerant in their hearts
    • world, nations and, indeed, the whole earth. It is important
    • other illusions, and particularly and characteristically the
    • party politics and so on. People who take a liberal view of
    • have paradise on earth. All that the socialists are able to
    • parties and you will see for yourselves.
    • but hot air. In their innermost hearts, in their feelings and
    • In more down-to-earth contexts their illusions would
    • had to start it up. This was certainly epoch-making! You will
    • may actually be labelled with a particular name, a name that
    • will typify a way of thinking which at heart is utterly
    • the particular nature of their life of instincts and drives,
    • the base mind, particularly when the truths to be accepted
    • for occult truths and particularly for truths relating to the
    • astral body go partly outside the physical body. There may be
    • justification to be part of such a movement use their
    • time — it is part of the chaotic situation we are in
    • are part of our movement they will also be aware of it.
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    • necessity’. As part of this iron necessity, entities
    • and every hour here on earth. The moment human beings cross
    • without the participation of spiritual entities. This is not
    • involves the participation of elemental spirits, even if
    • particular sphere of elemental spirits and then human beings
    • something else, which may be said to be closer to the earth.
    • fifth stage of earth evolution, work now done by the gods
    • nothing of the rise and fall which is part of human
    • the fifth earth period. And we only see things straight and
    • consciousness of having one particular virtue or another is
    • some particular way, benevolence in some particular
    • seeking to be perfect in a particular direction, this search
    • up an ideal, but in making it part of the process of
    • part of human evolution.
    • want to be something now. This splits them apart into human
    • people apart. It was, of course, the devil who presented
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • if I start by going back to the fourth post-Atlantean period.
    • part of the sheer modern laziness of mind to think that the
    • evolution of the present earth, distinction must be made
    • age both the earth and humanity had reached their midpoint.
    • It certainly is no longer the case where the earth is
    • and until the middle of the Atlantean age the earth was much
    • more of a growing, sprouting organism. It then started to
    • shattering, of our present-day earth in Eduard Suess's
    • The Face of the Earth.
    • brush-strokes he presents the outer conformation of the earth
    • be found both on and in the earth, as well as the properties
    • of organic life forms in the realm of the earth. Basing
    • conclusion that the earth is decaying and crumbling away.
    • earth. They are on the downward curve of evolution and have
    • especially in our characterization of Greek art, which we
    • know to have come from quite different impulses than the art
    • they can be during time spent on earth. It will not be until
    • physical perfection. Now, we are really here to be part of a
    • will no longer become part of the outer physical body to the
    • The book will have three parts and an appendix. In the first
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    • being and how human beings are part of historical evolution.
    • this: When you walk on earth as an ordinary physical human
    • the elemental world. When we speak of entities which are part
    • We are part of
    • you do not pay attention to this particular moment of getting
    • Elohim, when they created human beings as dwellers on earth
    • at the beginning of earth evolution. So you see, if you
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • transformed by earth; let us call it ‘a’. But
    • this inherited Moon existence transformed by earth is the
    • the parts of the human being which are not head — you
    • idea of the true nature of the human being. Apart from the
    • beings as they are on earth. The highest principle in human
    • to the luciferic element, made the part of him that should be
    • Copernicus, for example, or Galileo, at a particular time
    • can understand. In certain ages, particular thoughts just
    • nature of human beings here on earth and also to that of the
    • consciously a follower of Jacob Boehme was Saint-Martin.
    • his book, Saint-Martin presents not merely ideas concerning
    • political ideas. Saint-Martin refers to ‘original human
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • one gets today. The whole of Roman history, and particularly
    • one particular field, people whom I respect highly,
    • were but darting shadows. The whole of Grimm's Goethe, the
    • erudite; I am quite serious about this. But the Martin Luther
    • heart and mind. He was out of place in the fifth
    • when it came to the impulses in his heart and mind and
    • way to the world of the spirit solely in your heart and mind.
    • earthly world not on the basis of what you are able to know,
    • someone whose heart and mind belonged to the fourth
    • — we know it quite apart from the impression he makes
    • part of my essay on
    • particularly in certain areas. Because it is based on maya,
    • particularly important: When the world looks to the East now,
    • had to prove their innocence in a particular way, could be
    • brought together. You see, much depends on a particular
    • Whether we are particularly good at teaching something, or
    • one particular field or another. The child's soul was
    • be made part of human life.
    • authority. Both parts of the statement have quite a different
    • modified vertebrae which form part of the human head look
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    • Unrealistic thinking is, of course, also part of reality. The
    • part of reality in human life, has resulted in an unreal
    • a particular age and the outer physical events of a time
    • ‘particular’, and so on. People like bandying
    • world and temporality, general and particular, and so on.
    • it, and let us have paradise on earth. You will remember, I
    • Fundamentally speaking, such ideas are part of the
    • to develop here on this hill. For art, too, has gradually
    • in the world of art today. In other words, our age must once
    • buildings and at the other works of art produced in the
    • probably amuse you a great deal and make you laugh heartily,
    • wrong. The point is that what is happening on earth can
    • earth can be compared to an organism; but we must not compare
    • earth to an organism, but it is the whole earth which must be
    • earth, that is human events all over the earth, to an
    • compared to a cell, a fully developed cell. Life on the earth
    • earth.
    • its justification — begins to stir in your hearts as I
    • proof that the life of the whole earth must be compared to
    • thought to its conclusion for the life of the whole earth,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • the fifth decade of the nineteenth century actually took part
    • harmful and damaging things. We may say that a particular
    • banished from heaven to earth, as it were? Losing the battle
    • realms, which means that the late 1870s were a particular
    • spirit, from the heavens, down to earth.
    • reasons and final impulses for events on earth can only be
    • spiritual worlds into the earthly realm when they had lost
    • of ahrimanic spirits populated the earth with the earthly
    • earth at a time when the dragon had been overcome. In the
    • the withdrawal of the Moon from the sphere of Earth
    • evolution. The Moon was once part of the Earth; it was cast
    • out from the Earth. As a result, certain Moon influences took
    • effect on Earth, and this, too, followed a victory won by
    • Earth from the Moon, have their origin in a similar battle
    • consider them to be a particularly noble and sublime way of
    • looked at with a cool eye, as it were, and a calm heart. We
    • study the surface formation of the earth and the residues and
    • views as to what the earth looked like thousands and millions
    • future evolution of the earth, and from the physical point of
    • of the earth is observed for a time and then conclusions are
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • we were to do the same thing under the receiving part of an
    • between the spiritual and the physical worlds are part of the
    • have a task today, depending on your particular place in this
    • from such knowledge for a particular purpose, the group
    • Dreizehnlinden, and these are alive today in the hearts and
    • powers have come down to earth, we must live with them; they
    • preparations for the campaign they would start in 1841.
    • a few millennia in earth evolution and drew conclusions from
    • this as to the initial and final states of the earth. How
    • which is alive only in its upper part. Everything connected
    • present age; yet that particular way of thinking has provided
    • started that it would be over in four months — I
    • well informed in a particular field of ahrimanic science,
    • atavistic science die. The adherents of Saint-Martin, the
    • your hearts grow sore with some of the things you find. This
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • inner one. Thus we are able to say: if a particular stream
    • immediate future. It is therefore particularly important that
    • issues will be particularly significant in the immediate
    • and we must present to the child's heart and mind much that
    • spared the inner emptiness which enters into so many hearts
    • they are just hunks of meat walking on this earth or
    • Earth. The Moon moves around it; let us say this is the orbit
    • of the Moon (see Fig. 11b). The Earth
    • existence in connection with the Earth. For the moment, let
    • us merely consider the currents which move around the Earth
    • times the Earth and the Sun were one. Our present-day Earth
    • the Earth.
    • too, was one with the Earth in the past. And the Moon which
    • orbits the Earth today also has currents within it. Those
    • Earth in a certain way has Sun currents passing through it;
    • creatures on Earth who have only the Sun current passing
    • is essentially parallel to the Earth's surface. The Sun
    • current, which has now become an Earth current, can
    • is related to the Earth.
    • lifted out of the currents which run parallel to the Earth,
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • realms. The battle started in the early 1840s and ended when
    • partial understanding of the significant events of the
    • which are part of historical evolution. They will have to
    • Ahriman, what is Lucifer, what are the particular spirits in
    • darkness were cast down from heaven to earth in 1879. This
    • spiritual world, that is from heaven to earth, in earlier
    • Spirit and putting them on to the earth, which is
    • beings were to be educated on earth, brought to full
    • development through the forces of the earth. This was
    • forebears. They were weighed down with earthly qualities
    • with the earth. In everything connected with heredity, with
    • earthly sense, we must therefore see ourselves connected with
    • reason why we find so many symbols of procreation and earthly
    • laws of heredity here on earth. People had to learn to live
    • ordered on earth.
    • belonging to a particular nation or tribe. Their laws were
    • made for different regions of the earth. What really counted
    • earth with humanity, made it their concern to work against
    • particular, we see teachings come up which rebel against
    • have only been cast down from heaven to earth because of the
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    • events in spiritual regions were reflected here on earth, two
    • things are particularly evident.
    • which, of course, came from the earth — part of the
    • particular families, tribes, nations and races each time they
    • were on earth. From the 1840s onwards these souls were meant
    • to make the decision to enter into particular bodies. For the
    • plan according to which human affairs on earth were ordered
    • 1840s, 50s, 60s and 70s, the battle was reflected on earth in
    • the particular acumen, critical faculty and so on, which I
    • here on earth of the battle over reproduction, over the way
    • gets its impulses not only from the earth, but is also
    • happened in spiritualistic circles partly represented a
    • impulse to be creative. Ask people who have started journals
    • into the rightful elements which are now spreading on earth,
    • particularly striking example of many things which will come
    • stream down to earth after the victory of the spirits of
    • must be watched with care, for it is part of some highly
    • started to lecture on Goethe's
    • human hearts.
    • brought to bear on earth. He says — and this is in
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    • but let me add today that spiritual guidance of earthly
    • in the spiritual worlds. Much happened on earth as a result.
    • resulted on earth. Angelic spirits belonging to the hierarchy
    • members of the two hierarchies was entirely above the earthly
    • heart. You see, therefore, that a major change has occurred
    • people do and achieve here on earth are connected with the
    • century marked a specific period in earth evolution and in
    • In the fifteenth century the earth held the greatest
    • eleventh centuries we find the earth's power of attraction
    • higher spirits to love earthly existence most of all during
    • nevertheless true that earthly events are connected with such
    • the Archangels were most attracted to the earth. They
    • therefore guided partly the blood and partly the nervous
    • their centres of civilization to make the whole earth their
    • earth held the greatest power of attraction for the
    • earth. It is because they are at work in the human blood that
    • is that not later than the seventh millennium in earth evolution
    • earth enter into a form of existence in soul and spirit. The
    • partly during the time when the Spirits of darkness were
    • through one particular stream. There you see it at work, you
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    • of man as lying at the starting point of the historical development
    • preparation for the fact that earthly humanity is meant to acquire a
    • powers. And so the religions point to a cosmic-earthly event that
    • part of the general culture.
    • development of mankind on earth. But the fall must be made right
    • Christ completely, said of Christ that he came to earth, that he
    • incarnated into an earthly body as a being of a higher kind.
    • that Christ, as a heavenly being, descended to earth; he therefore
    • did not speak to man in an earthly language, but in a heavenly
    • means that we must not limit our knowledge merely to the earth, for,
    • the earth was in fact a new land for Christ. We must extend our
    • constellations, and their influence on what happens on earth.
    • man reduced to understanding only what lives on earth? Because
    • know nothing except the earthly. I characterized this yesterday
    • purely earthly knowledge; for, this science mocks any effort to go
    • beyond the earthly. If one even begins to speak about the stars, the
    • still explainable in earthly terms; the animals are not.
    • wanted to do on earth.
    • spiritual world. Then art and religion will flourish in the
    • Anthroposophical Society. Although for now even our artistic forms
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    • var oppspart til den efteratlantiske tids menneskehet - ja
    • så lang tid som det varte fra begynnelsen av den fjerde
    • tenkningen, like så lenge varte det fra begynnelsen av den
    • menneskene vil se hen på det som de har erfart og opplevet
    • i alt umiddelbart nuværende mørke.
    • in die Finsternis der Gegenwart hereinstrahlt.
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    • above earthly contemplation. I said that when people speak to-day of
    • older times and particularly during the Middle Ages. To-day I should
    • modern humanity cannot reach the goal of the evolution of the earth,
    • attaining mankind's goal in the evolution of the earth. To-day it is
    • particular conception of the thinking human being, and, on the other
    • hand, from a particular conception of the willing human being. To-day
    • thought corpses lies in man's pre-earthly existence. The
    • with life in our pre-earthly existence.
    • lifeless thoughts that we form here on earth in accordance with modern
    • pre-earthly existence, before we descended to a physical incarnation
    • on earth. Then, we lived in these thoughts as living beings, just as
    • to-day we live in our blood. During our life on earth, these thoughts
    • elaborate what existed during our pre-earthly life. The forces that
    • seize our organism when we incarnate on earth, are the forces of
    • these living thoughts. The force of these living, pre-earthly
    • a pre-earthly thinking.
    • body) and it's dreamy, slumbering life on earth, we can see the
    • living force of pre-earthly thinking in its growth and even in its
    • the thoughts, no longer seize the earthly and watery elements in the
    • of thinking abandons the firmer parts of the physical organism for the
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    • 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: \
    • the Father of all existence, that he has to live on the earth and suffer
    • consider a particular example. — Going to sleep and waking is an
    • desolation resembling that of Nature during winter, when the Earth's
    • of autumn. The Earth-spirits in the plants liberate themselves in spring
    • winter on the Earth, there these spirits permeate the
    • Earth that it is not possible to speak of sleeping and waking,
    • movement is such that when the Earth-spirits depart from the north
    • realise that we can actually speak of the Earth-spirits beginning to
    • sleep in the spring, that they withdraw from the body of the Earth
    • when the Earth-spirits stream in again, the seeds remain hidden and
    • the Earth-spirits wake; they are then united with the Earth. Thus we
    • may say: When we stand on the Earth in summer we have around us
    • spirits are active on the Earth. Divine life, divine consciousness,
    • penetrate into the Earth in wintertime, not in summertime.
    • lower elemental beings out of the Earth, whereas the highest Spirits
    • who are connected with the Earth have withdrawn from it. And in the
    • of winter the highest divine forces unite with the part of the Earth on
    • which we live. In winter the Earth feels as though enwrapped in
    • of the divine forces with the body of the Earth. For this reason
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    • particular forms, its particular ways, how it makes itself felt
    • their crude parts and organs, now attention was directed to how
    • earth, as something existing by itself. When confronted with the
    • entire planet earth and forms a whole with the earth, just as the
    • particular, does the same as one who wishes to explain a hand or a
    • planet earth.
    • differently at our whole planet earth than is done customarily by
    • earth only in so far as this earthly sphere consists of rocks, of the
    • our earth — that which a being coming from outer space, as it
    • stones — belongs to the whole of our earth, just as the stones
    • themselves belong to our earth. This means that we may not look at
    • the earth planet as a dead rock formation but rather as something
    • not consider the earth without the plant covering that belongs to
    • relationship to the earth, so also everything plant-like belongs to
    • to the earth by being able to fall onto the earth, where it finds a
    • resistance, so every plant shows its relationship to the earth by the
    • the center of the earth. All stems of plants would cross at the
    • earth's center if we extended them to that point. This means
    • that the earth is able to draw out of its center all those force
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    • century, on the other hand, Saint Martin's ideas and ways of
    • things of a certain event in earthly evolution — an
    • on the part of mankind as a whole, before man ever entered
    • that those who shared Saint Martin's way of thinking still
    • Claude de Saint Martin had a few disciples, it is true,
    • as Saint Martin's were, in reality, the very last relics of
    • in Saint Martin was supplanted, we must not put the question
    • and on his return, he played no little part in the
    • He belonged, as a rule, to the moderate parties. We must
    • existed; they knew that all that goes on the Earth is
    • Earth depends on the Sun's passage through the twelve Signs
    • these celestial processes bring about on Earth. They knew
    • here on the Earth. In Dupuis' work, Origin de tons les
    • processes in the atoms; they remained in the earthly realm.
    • conceive all that is working towards the Earth from the
    • — play their part in the dreams of men.
    • ancient times; and, for that matter, the art of printing, and
    • were known. Only, as forming part of physical science, they
    • reality, the greatest transition-time of all Earth-evolution.
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    • Martin, therefore, whose ways of thought still had great
    • has still before it on the Earth.
    • which are arising from these quarters: All that the Mystery
    • that our Earth is no more than what Geology and Physics,
    • Earth in reality is a mighty spiritual organism. We live not
    • only on a mineral Earth, surrounded by an airy atmosphere; we
    • live within the mighty spiritual organism, Earth. This
    • determined by time; the sleep of the Earth is also determined
    • by space. The different places on the Earth sleep
    • that the Earth has its true waking season; then it is that
    • that which we may call the intellect of the Earth is most
    • us — for the place where this is so — the Earth
    • Earth-intellect, even as it can be found in the deep depths
    • of the Earth, — just as the Christ-Child is found in a
    • events beyond the Earth; it is, as it were, a spiritual, if
    • notably on the part of astronomers, where it was advocated
    • ramparts of a spiritual view of the world, — on the
    • mathematics, it is no doubt impossible to stir your heart and
    • should know that our very heart's blood is united with every
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    • say: over against what stands before man as the visible part
    • invisible part; they are the two gateways to the invisible
    • and in the must varied regions of the Earth, we find
    • the type of the Mysteries which takes its start from the
    • a customary art in certain Mysteries of olden time, to
    • sojourns in the body hears from the Earth, while at the same
    • said, when ancient charts depict all manner of Beings in the
    • say, by the farthest circumference of the Universe of the
    • Gemini; the chest and ribs = Cancer; the heart as Leo, and so
    • man is born with that part of his being which corresponds to
    • this particular constellation to the Sun. If he were born at
    • Cosmos. Man is related, through the head, not with the Earth
    • were well aware how much depended, even for earthly events,
    • weight of the whole Earth. Certain measurements of the
    • from the Earth to the Sun. In short, such are the
    • the rest of his body, with the centre in the heart, to the
    • just as our little finger now feels itself to be part and
    • super-sensible Man if we take our start from what was felt
    • that is to say, if, taking our start from birth, we find our
    • particulate example. (Dupuis, as I said, considered the
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    • enables us to separate distinctly those parts which are usually
    • consciousness we cannot grow conscious of that part which goes
    • In that part of
    • soul-spiritual world rises up around our inner being. That part
    • our sensory experiences through an inner participation in these
    • with a purely analytical artistic understanding, quite coldly and
    • gives us our Ego feeling here on earth. To this loneliness we owe
    • elements of the earth and that the etheric body dissolves, as
    • world we look back into our last earthly life through death,
    • earthly life as a firm resistance which mirrors everything, just
    • somewhat different to the spiritual vision on earth; they acquire
    • otherwise, in this earthly life — it undoubtedly arises in
    • the earth, where the connection with them is more difficult, but
    • with the earth, particularly his relationship with the
    • physical-mineral earth.
    • during his earthly life the human being constantly takes in
    • earthly substances, a fact also revealed by the spiritual
    • sentient-volitional part, our true inner being, lives within the
    • from birth onwards, we constantly pass through a partial process
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • wakeful mind and heart feels that we are now living in a time
    • world, particularly insofar as this world consists of human
    • not always realize this, particularly because we do not know that
    • enthusiastic human hearts, those men should concern themselves
    • presents itself to our head and particularly to our heart; this
    • particularly if we live in a city, is the result of the modern,
    • the needs of the human heart, indeed of the whole human being; it
    • Particularly in more remote times, they believed that death had
    • the human being lifted up his heart and soul whenever he wished
    • for a moral world order asserts itself in the human heart; the
    • of Nature, to be buried and lost, when the earth ultimately ends
    • in the human being, and that part in him which is purely natural.
    • realize that these in particular, and their transformation and
    • earth like animals but look out freely into the world's spaces
    • link, whenever the human being, living upon the earth and
    • fulfilling his task upon the earth, was to be led up to the
    • they are not the oldest, but they were particularly connected
    • and bent the upper part of his body over his crossed legs, he
    • to penetrate into the super-sensible parts of the universe became
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    • the universe of which the human being forms part.
    • into connection with the departed soul of his son, Raymond.
    • come from his son, from the departed son himself.
    • that this strong remark pleased me exceedingly, particularly if
    • problems. Although they form part of ordinary life, one easily
    • experiences of our ordinary earthly life since our birth. Through
    • soul's depths have a share particularly in mystical experiences,
    • rooted in the human organism, desires rooted in a part of the
    • our past earthly existence, we find that the external conditions
    • with our will. But by perceiving with what part of the soul we
    • the will; that is to say, he really experiences that part of his
    • waking up really consists of two parts: Our attitude on waking up
    • events of earthly life when we return into the body. Now we know
    • abandon the body with the feeling and willing part of our soul.
    • that the human being dives down into his eternal part, that he
    • independent parts, through this fact the human being really
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • particular should only be dedicated to religious exercises.
    • taking place particularly in the present day both in the visible
    • many centuries. But today in particular we should bear in mind
    • feeling of sorrow upon that part of mankind which is still led by
    • which always awakens a peculiar echo in our hearts, particularly
    • illusion – apart from the fact of it being expressed more
    • murmur in inarticulate sounds, but the murmuring fountain
    • in an inarticulate way; the rustling forest spoke to them the
    • sought in the language of the stars. Here on earth – people
    • to the earth from world-distant heavenly regions. If we listen to
    • of reality. People said that here on earth only unreal things are
    • did not think that this reality could be found on earth. Those
    • human evolution is thus divided into two important parts. One
    • part develops from a life filled with the divine essence to a
    • life deprived of this divine essence, of the gods; the other part
    • Buddha, who gradually became an object of veneration on the part
    • sphere, to the divine-spiritual which cannot be found on earth.
    • comfort when they looked up from the earth to the stars, whence
    • upon the earth, but it came down to the earth from heavenly
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    • in regard to their starting point, and to begin with in a very
    • earth easily enables us to see that the chief direction which
    • parallel to the surface of the earth. If I now draw this
    • surface of the earth, with the perceiving human being upon it,
    • parallel to the earth. All our perceptions follow this direction.
    • envisage, is connected with the perceptions of the earthly human
    • being in ordinary life, of the earthly human being appearing to
    • us externally in the present epoch of the earth's development.
    • consciousness differing from those which exist for the earthly
    • the earthly human being perceives. You look upon the colours
    • which exist on earth, you hear sounds, you experience sensations
    • remain more unconscious in the earthly human being and are pushed
    • constitution which man has here on earth, the things below the
    • surface of the earth are just as important as those which exist
    • in the earth's circumference. The circumference of the earth,
    • what exists around the earth, may be perceived by the ordinary
    • being living on the earth.
    • consider the inside of the earth. Simple reflection will show you
    • that the inside of the earth is not accessible to ordinary
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    • everything on earth which he fulfils out of the impulse of
    • When we emancipate ourselves from the necessities of earthly
    • is to say, if we do not take anything out of earthly life for our
    • Here on earth,
    • observing man's lifeless parts, indeed sometimes by studying only
    • manifests itself particularly — as I have already explained
    • is then the human being. What is concealed here on earth, becomes
    • as it were. Here on earth, he feels that he is free in regard to
    • would perceive here on earth if every sense perception were to
    • independence. I said that if we really develop freedom on earth;
    • development of the earth and of the human race. But man lost
    • indications about the beginning and end of the earth. We might
    • development of the earth. But when he went back still further, he
    • people thought that life on earth and the earth itself would end
    • surveyed, which lies between the beginning and end of the earth.
    • existence upon the earth. The Kant-Laplace nebula instead, does
    • not enable him to understand human life on earth. If you take the
    • again find that they enabled man to grasp his earthly existence.
    • the earth and obtained thoughts which encompassed man.
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    • and is the 9th of 9 lectures in the series entitled: Earthly Knowledge
    • series entitled: Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
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    • particularly during the time which history describes in a rather
    • great, living organism, and its lifeless part, for example, the
    • particularly in regard to man's cognitive power, is a subjective
    • that everywhere men had come down to the earth from a prenatal,
    • pre-earthly life, and that they still bore within them, as an
    • their pre-earthly existence.
    • human being felt that he lived on the earth in a way which made
    • him say to himself: I am standing here on the earth, but before I
    • a divine element had come down with him to the earth. In reality,
    • — I am now standing upon the earth, but he said: I, who am
    • a human being, enfold the God who came down to the earth. This is
    • And the farther
    • who came down to the earth. For the divine element was manifold.
    • the last gods of the godly hierarchy reaching down to the earth
    • and blood, but in connection with that part of his being enfolded
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    • that exists in the earthly sphere may be grasped with the
    • a spiritual-scientific way that which transcends the earth, we
    • of the Ahrimanic beings is the following: To prevent the earth
    • I have spoken of the future development of the earth, of the
    • is to harden and freeze up the earth, to shape it in such a way
    • that, together with the earth, man remains an earthbound
    • creature. He becomes hardened, as it were, within earthly
    • definite aims, which undoubtedly appear as part of their own
    • The earth
    • keeping with the earthly sphere, but by suppressing his innate
    • disposition, which must lead him beyond the earth.
    • absorbing the new light, the pure light, in our earthly
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    • LET US on this day in particular, turn our
    • hearts with special devotion to those who are without on the scene of
    • To the Earth-men committed to your care,
    • of the Earth's evolution.
    • to men on earth who are permeated by good will.’ And as
    • Christmas Eve approaches, we must (this year in particular) ask
    • at a time when peace keeps away from a very large part of our earth.
    • in enmity. Much blood has saturated our earth. We see and feel
    • We recall how, in the whole earth, over which war, suffering and
    • discord are spread abroad, these men can still be one at heart,
    • their hearts are united in their connection with Him Who entered the
    • united the hearts through something higher than anything which can
    • ever separate mankind on earth. Thus the thought of Christ Jesus is a
    • by human hearts and souls in a different way from the present tragic
    • He may teach us all over the earth really to experience in the truest
    • thereby began their earth-existence in a manner different from what
    • Earth-body. But from his grave sprouts the tree which can now grow
    • out of the earth, with which Adam's body is united. The wood of this
    • Jesus has poured out over the Earth and into the Earth's aura what He
    • was able to bring to the Earth. That which the Christ brought to the
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    • mind the words that resound out of the depths of earthly evolution's
    • and peace to those on earth
    • animosity. Blood, so much blood saturates our earth. We have
    • Jesus. We think of how, all over the earth, where there is war and
    • united. Within their deepest hearts they carry their connection with
    • hearts through something higher than what is able to separate human
    • beings on earth. And so it is nevertheless a thought of infinite
    • way at this time could be achieved in another way by human hearts, by
    • teaches us all over the earth really to feel in the truest sense of
    • and how human beings thereby began earthly existence in a different
    • himself with the body of the earth; but out of his grave the tree
    • grows, the tree that can now grow out of the earth with which Adam's
    • says to us; the Being who has lived on earth through the body of
    • Jesus poured out over the earth what He could bring to the earth, He
    • poured it into the aura of the earth. What the Christ brought into
    • the earth has since then become united with the entire corporeality
    • of the earth. The earth has become something different since the
    • to the earth is living in the earth aura.
    • human being made his beginning on earth. The human being, as he is
    • now in his union with the Luciferic principle, belongs to the earth,
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    • Earth is at present but little understood, and, moreover, it is
    • of repeated earthly lives.
    • study the evolution of human life on Earth in the light of Spiritual
    • through earthly life. Every epoch and every age has its special
    • present consciousness they are for the most part dream pictures,
    • far transcending the normal consciousness of the age. In that part of
    • the Earth which later on was known as the Persian Empire, Zarathustra
    • the universe to one particular section of humanity, while other
    • he lived in a part of the world directly adjoining on its South side
    • “Self.” Passing through that part of our being which
    • are only one part of us in so far as we live in a physical body) we
    • only one of the two ways was open to a particular
    • no longer strictly separate from one another, for it is part of the
    • practised by different peoples living in regions not very far apart
    • partly animal, was known by the name of Dionysus. The other element,
    • spiritual Sun.” The spiritual part of man is
    • and in the same sense the spiritual part of the physical Sun may be
    • that lives on Earth are bound up with the physical Sun. Behind the
    • discover that all phenomena are part of
    • exist on Earth exist also on the farthest stars. In the light of
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    • on Earth; for everything here was known to be of the world of space
    • live invisibly within us as energy and power. The physical part of
    • outer world. This physical part of man is but the vesture of
    • — these things could not be conceived of apart from thoughts of
    • appears as the earthly son of One who did not arise in the
    • earthly world. He is the earthly son of Osiris who remained in the
    • is freed from the sheaths of his earthly body in the spiritual world,
    • Part of the Initiation into the
    • lying beside the valves of the heart. If the pupil wished to
    • Nothing that is on the Earth can help me to express what man
    • seen the processes and phenomena of Earth to be reflections of
    • taught the Egyptians to find, in the stars, the counterpart of
    • earthly happenings.
    • from Astronomy, this leaves a quarter of one day
    • say, the Egyptian year fell a quarter of a day too early. If you
    • relationships were readjusted with the earthly calculation. In
    • over all that man has to experience on Earth. And in Hermes, or
    • as stages of decadence; at the beginning of human life on Earth the
    • conditions at the starting-point of human civilisations and will come
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    • butterfly does not start life as such, but evolves by means of a very
    • complicated process. We will start from the fact that when autumn
    • the starting point of the butterfly is the laying of an egg. It is not a
    • part of it and the butterfly emerges.
    • them to the earth. So when we see a caterpillar we know that it really
    • take its silk you can certainly say: This is spun light! Earthly matter
    • chrysalis you are really seeing pure sunlight spun around this earthly
    • the case of the egg, we see that moisture and salt play their part. Salt
    • is earthy moisture in water. So we can say that to thrive, the egg needs
    • earth and a little water. The caterpillar creeps into the light. By
    • nature the caterpillar cannot thrive in just earth and water (in other
    • far too much earthly matter. When the content of the caterpillar comes
    • caterpillar altogether isolates itself from the physical earth forces.
    • present — no longer earthly or etheric forces, but astral forces
    • He could not impart this to others however, for it would have unbalanced
    • frog! The frog starts life as a tadpole with tail and gills, and can
    • its body, and what once formed part of blood vessels and gills now
    • the blood has already evolved a heart, these feet move by means of the
    • blood circulating from heart to lung. So the same path from water and
    • cosmic environment always plays its part as well.
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    • This lecture by Rudolf Steiner was given in Stuttgart a few weeks
    • the power of the arts to make a bridge between the two worlds.
    • Stuttgart, December 4th, 1922
    • This lecture by Rudolf Steiner was given in Stuttgart a few weeks
    • the power of the arts to make a bridge between the two worlds.
    • Art in its Spiritual Nature,
    • it is a lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart, 4th December,
    • Stuttgart,
    • on passing through Stuttgart, and I should like to make this an
    • like to speak of how man's life on earth is in a certain sense a reverse
    • image of those experiences. Human life on earth is understood only when
    • particular expressions of it can be related to their counterparts in the
    • spiritual world, where man spends the major part of his existence.
    • during earthly life, in so far as they can be related to experiences in
    • essentially from those between birth and death. Here on earth a man's
    • or the etheric body. Nothing of what he experiences on earth can be
    • in the way it comes about on earth in the human soul it has nothing to
    • earth existence were it unable to have the support of the body and its
    • is certainly not the essential part of his activity; the essential part
    • its earthly course. In the light of this comparison one gets a right
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    • ciertas partes de Asia mucho antes de la fundación del Cristianismo
    • debemos pensar, en primer lugar, de esa parte de la evolución de la
    • arte, la ciencia y la religión no estaban separados. No se
    • materiales en obras de arte, y lo que adquirían en forma de
    • encarnaba en sus materiales como artista y como lo que tenía por
    • lo artístico y lo científico, no aparece hasta relativamente
    • todavía capaz, cuando vio las obras de arte en Italia, de
    • creación de sus obras de arte los griegos procedían con las
    • adoptó en sus creaciones artísticas.
    • verdad en el arte, la ciencia y la religión. Pero como ya he dicho,
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • particulares, de aquellos que fueron revelados a los hombres con su
    • pensamientos. Por todas partes vemos una sabiduría compuesta de
    • mí. Yo participo de las ideas que en realidad están pensando
    • fin de en esta particular temporada y en algunos lugares que consideraba
    • confesión por parte de esos sabios de la antigüedad. Cuando
    • Compartir de
    • Luciféricos. Se esforzaban en participar en la vida del cosmos.
    • en los Misterios que practicaban el arte de curar – porque eso
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    • Stuttgart, October 9th, 1922
    • This is the 1st of 16 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart,
    • Lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart 9 October, 1922.
    • you know very well, in Anthroposophy we take this as our starting-point.
    • physical life on earth; we need look only at the condition of ordinary
    • from one particular aspect.
    • farther into these experiences. Do not suppose that we can by this means
    • in this vague way merely a part of a universal sea of substance, where
    • parts, and this process is united with an experience which, when it
    • the time of the Earth's evolution that preceded the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • into their consciousness. The farther we go back in the evolution of
    • mankind on Earth, the more evident does it become that man had a kind of
    • himself, before he began his life on Earth, had lived in pre-earthly
    • himself something left over from a pre-earthly existence.
    • from a pre-earthly existence. They knew it from the experiences
    • experiences that are explicable as an inheritance from a pre-earthly
    • of man on Earth. In the third stage we learn to know the Sun in its
    • we learn that as by day we have in us stomach and lung and heart, so by
    • through the Earth in a spiritual sense. The metamorphoses which come to
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    • barely escaped the martyr's death of Giordano Bruno and Galileo.
    • belonging to different parties — provided that at such a
    • that all the organic beings that have ever lived on earth are
    • Virchow's partisans seek the origin of worms in inanimate mud;
    • uncomfortable during the latter part of their life because of
    • particular stage of reasoning power to which they have attained
    • faith.” Once upon a time inorganic particles of matter by
    • who have preserved a little impartiality towards the assertions
    • understood the premise s from which it starts.)
    • during the various earth-periods. “At the beginning of the
    • earth-period, which the geologists have called the Laurentine,
    • the twentieth earth-period, the Anthropoid (man-like ape) exists
    • gained in their own particular domain.
    • and everything I do in my present life does not exist apart as a
    • the same in both cases, and no power in heaven or earth outside
    • that his actions become part of a stream which flows from
    • particularly mention that I should never dream of attacking
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    • O, that the earth, which kept the world in awe,
    • the death of man?” Quite apart from the fact that there
    • heart, but that this is a threefold condition which we could
    • maintain the breathing by artificial means, we might quite
    • merely as a life-process in the organism through artificial
    • could only speak of the smallest parts of life as living on,
    • thrusting certain parts of themselves into the realm of the
    • individual part of each separate man cannot originate from
    • this truth about the repeated earth-lives is still but little
    • how would it be then with the muscles of the heart? They do
    • after all, to man, to hear about repeated earth-lives, if he
    • point of departure. An idea which comes into our soul-life
    • Ego-experience places everything in which it takes part
    • conception, but must make it part of our innermost feeling.
    • former earth-lives are not merely a logical sequence, but
    • he approach the point of time when the past earth-lives will
    • earth-lives, the memory of them is certainly there. We can
    • artificial means and should man at the same time lead a life
    • O, that the earth; which kept the world in awe,
    • The humblest man on Earth,
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    • Their astral bodies do not form part of the physical body,
    • with, that these minerals upon the earth have no etheric body
    • earth. If we now look away for a moment, our clairvoyant gaze
    • earth, defined in the human being as an isolated person, as a
    • fourfold human being is separated into parts, and is to be
    • found partly on the physical plane and partly on the one
    • upon ancient Saturn, Sun, Moon, and upon the Earth. The
    • man: for it was added only upon the Earth, and is thus only
    • perfection of the heart and of the brain. How imperfect, on
    • The first is what we call Earth — that is,
    • copper, tin, etc. Everything solid is Earth.
    • distinct within itself, just like Earth, Water, and Air
    • part — that is to say, one part was not as yet
    • part of this physical body has received nothing from the
    • body had upon Saturn. Thus, we have one part which has
    • already attained to the stage of a plant, and this part is at
    • the same time permeated by another part, which is still upon
    • the stage of a mineral: nevertheless, these two parts
    • distinguish three different parts: One part is permeated by
    • the etheric and astral bodies; another part is permeated only
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • repeated earth lives; that that, which resides in us
    • starting point for succeeding lives. The psycho-spiritual
    • earth lives. Today it may be considered as dreaming —
    • attractions of the heart uniting one soul with another — can be
    • live again in future earthly conditions and new incarnations.
    • his former earth experiences — those psycho-spiritual
    • second part lay there sealed, like the great testament to be
    • abstract knowledge, but a warm perception of the heart, he
    • Faust when we see him at the beginning of the first part,
    • where Faust, after studying the most varied departments of
    • that way; one part of him was Faust, but he
    • himself grew beyond that part of himself. And so developed
    • beautiful erection as part of the whole; and in his soul this
    • during his Italian Journey consider, on the one side, art,
    • considers the works of art he meets with. He writes in one
    • letter: "This much is certain, the old artists possessed a
    • Unfortunately is the number of works of art of first-class
    • pass on in peace. These sublime artistic creations are, like
    • through the works of art which he looked upon as a unity.
    • transformed by the artistic treatment, in his
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • which we stand, least of all excluded from taking part in the
    • our hearts than an anthroposophical movement? And we may also
    • festival near to our hearts. For in this year we ourselves
    • it, must lie very close to our hearts: I mean the
    • the Birth of the Earthly Light, of the light which is to be
    • is to be radiant for human hearts and human souls, for all that
    • heights which are to be attained through the earth's
    • What is it really that we should write in our hearts —
    • this Christmas night there should pour into our hearts the
    • powerful. There should pour into our hearts, into our souls,
    • strength of love should pour into our hearts so strongly that
    • the all-power of love into our hearts. May it be possible for
    • within earthly evolution.
    • Golgotha there entered into earthly evolution itself a cosmic
    • Spirit-King, the flower and summit of earthly evolution. It is
    • penetrated into the whole earthly evolution. Let us feel this
    • earthly evolution in pre-Christian times. For instance,
    • time the possibility of deepest guilt. It may be said, apart
    • from all the artistic value given to this figure by the power
    • old Pagan impulses with the Christ-Impulse. Apart from the
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  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • people, their sole means of participating in Spiritual and
    • whole nervous system originated in the heart, that from the
    • heart, the nerves spread to the brain and from thence spread
    • originate in the heart. If there appears to be any
    • heart. The meaning of this statement is hidden. We can only
    • Body of man. By which we mean the super-sensible part of human
    • heart. The description given by Aristotle of these currents
    • proceed from the heart, flow to the brain and, from thence,
    • parts and principles of human nature.
    • nerves proceed from the heart.”
    • attitude of mind. “Here we stand as men upon the earth.
    • in the course of earthly evolution have taken their stand. He
    • — “Here we stand on the firm earth, immovable in
    • now presented for the first time, that the earth was spinning
    • whether partisans or opponents. To minds like that of
    • conclusions was particularly convincing. Let us examine in
    • in particular accepted it because he found in the teaching of
    • apart from the mental attitude of the men of his day?
    • Aristotle. He saw first the earth, then the spheres of the
    • he can only see a part. In all things, in all time and in
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    • This lecture is not a part of the 10 lectures in the above named
    • the word, — till his death. For the second part of the
    • the 2nd part of Faust really belongs to the closing years of
    • interest, particularly in reference to the fact that Goethe's
    • parts, a short sentence containing an indication bearing on
    • the particular phase of his personality prevailing at one
    • departments of science which are more or less unaffected by
    • theories attributed all phenomena to particular kinds of
    • light, etc., to the vibration of minute particles, or to a
    • first and foremost the ether hypothesis with its artistic
    • returned to the vortices of Cartesius, a theory which may be
    • still of course hear of extraordinary ideas on the part of
    • must ask: How can the Sun attract the Earth, if it does not
    • birds or fishes, but I will start from the principle that a
    • only slightly metamorphosed. There are some, particularly
    • of the body, and working apart through its bodily
    • which Francis Brentano starts, and if it be at all possible
    • Farthest of all from the union with spiritual science is
    • To recognise governing ideas in history, therefore, apart
    • spiritual life, who follow the path of knowledge with heart
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • itself as the counterpart of Imaginative cognition. Once
    • in reasonable fashion without making himself a partisan of
    • various starting points. This must occur in greater measure
    • spiritual investigator, and impart them further. The spheres
    • of belief. This last will already fall away partially when
    • little as a chemist, botanist, or an artisan; for the worth
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • life, — how it has evolved. They have indeed departed
    • a partial weariness of life or something similar. She is, as
    • little part. Not only so, they also look in the very depths of
    • historic residues which play their part in the human soul
    • and women (for ladies, too, are taking part in these things)
    • takes its course in repeated lives on Earth. For in their
    • bottom of the soul, out of one Earth-life only. No wonder they
    • lives on Earth. Then perhaps we shall discover that there are
    • life will it play its proper part. It may indeed be necessary
    • next life on Earth it assumes its predestined form, which, on
    • latter is in many respects connected with man's earthly life,
    • planes of evolution of the Earth itself, and is, moreover,
    • from the remainder of the organism (by virtue of the part it
    • death, into the next evolution on the Earth. It is not a
    • of our time find themselves driven to the very quarters
    • the present life — plays a great part in our life
    • whole. What is thus consolidated (not all, but a great part of
    • here intended. As I said, not all, but a great part of what
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  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • plenty of them — are an integral part of his greatness.
    • the poet of the steam plough. The warm and loving heart with
    • age. Strange things are interwoven in his heart. On the one
    • intelligence. In their artistic creations they are looking
    • story, a typical work of art of the present time. How does one
    • And now, some story of espionage forms part of the plot, which
    • humanity on Earth. The concepts which predominate to-day
    • simply to go on living in their time, playing their part in all
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • come to those parts of our subject which deal more with the
    • intimately, even with the farthest cosmic future of
    • Karma impels him to some particular calling. While we are
    • something, which is not only of significance for our Earth, but
    • will go on and on evolving when the Earth passes through the
    • it may well be that this fact will play an important part in
    • earthly lives of man — the carrying-over of human
    • sixteen. What man works out, on Earth, very largely in his
    • consciousness. Here upon Earth, man looks through his
    • mind to reckon with repeated lives on Earth instead of setting
    • connected with repeated lives on Earth, can meet life in
    • only once. But life on this Earth is not only cyclic in this
    • repeated earthly lives; — nay more, though they
    • earthly lives, largely contributed to bring about the very
    • notably his own particular surroundings. I refer to John
    • Stuart Mill, the famous English philosopher, — born
    • now rather in our ideas; John Stuart Mill expressed practically
    • nonentity, — so says John Stuart Mill. And he
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • so on, in the earthly world. We know that the life of man falls
    • quarters. It only bears witness to the fact that in the circles
    • Protestant quarters — is one of the Angeloi and nothing
    • harmony among men on Earth. Hence in a certain sense they
    • life on Earth. It is the mission of the Angeloi to lead the
    • individual human being through his repeated lives on Earth.
    • Earth, only remembers his earthly life in the physical body.
    • The memory of the Angels goes much farther, for only so can
    • they guide and direct the repeated earthly lives of men. The
    • lives on Earth.
    • fail to see that it is a hidden egoism on the part of men to
    • part. In real truth, when they give themselves up to this
    • as the spirit of their own particular age. You need only call
    • that we expand our heart and soul over all earthly evolution,
    • evolution of the Earth destructive forces, the effects of which
    • that earthly evolution only receives its sense and
    • with their talk. Notably in those quarters where they talk of
    • matters in this or that quarter, and has been talking pretty
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  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • responsive Christian heart.
    • heart. And we can truly say that our age of new spiritual
    • two events, these earthly events of human life, give evidence
    • the human heart.
    • Christian heart must have an ever deepening sense of
    • heart.
    • humanity only by a very thin partition wall; by a wall which
    • startling allusion to the mystery of birth and of Christmas
    • artistic songs have done — but the folk songs less than
    • the artistic — in the course of the materialistic
    • into trivial conceptions of Christmas, when the human heart is
    • filled with so much that is painful, when this human heart must
    • earthly globe, is what is indicated by the saying: Ex deo
    • the earth, he gradually loses himself in his body, to find
    • as it will then be in human hearts. For it is a strange fact,
    • should not place this thought before men's hearts in such a
    • first into the child's nature. All this is imparted to the
    • to this earth, then just in regard to the conception of
    • earth, the origin of their gifts, capacities, talents, even the
    • by the new Christian feeling. Most particularly will it be
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • understand Christianity as the religion of earthly harmony they
    • or on our earth, all he saw as thunder and lightning, as storm
    • parts of the physiognomy of the universe, of the mimes of the
    • universe, in order to see in these single parts quite definite
    • who are the rulers, the leaders of all earthly fate, the
    • leaders of all natural occurrences on the earth, but also of
    • but men on earth and the earth itself were not yet matured for
    • sunlight, in this moonlight, pouring down on the earth, the
    • Righteousness, could appear on earth, the Jahve-principle had
    • to send down on earth this light of righteousness, toned down
    • sun the expression of the spiritual light ruling the earth, the
    • in the earth itself the esoteric Christian saw with the pupils
    • him the earth was just as much the physical expression of a
    • visibly down on the earth, when it sent down its rays,
    • called forth from the earth all the budding and sprouting life,
    • withdraws its physical power more and more from the earth. But
    • from the earth, its spiritual power increases and flows to the
    • earth most intensively when the shortest days come, with the
    • earth most completely. In the long Christmas winter night
    • midnight. The earth was then no longer a veil for the sun,
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • in an equally cordial and heartfelt manner.
    • one which hitherto has been more or less eschewed particularly by
    • of human evolution without allowing the particular shades of feeling
    • speak quite impartially about the mission of the individual, Folk
    • this mission. It is particularly important because the destiny of
    • important part in the Apollonian Mysteries of ancient Greece. In the
    • in our age it is particularly difficult to admit the existence of
    • Spirit Man or Atma. Thus, apart from the limited transformation of
    • astral body, upon the embryo of Spirit Self. We see man participating
    • Earth was in the same condition as it is today, but that he developed
    • his astral body in an earlier Earth cycle, the Old Moon epoch. Just
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • were first created during our present Earth epoch, the astral body
    • Saturn. Thus we look back to three incarnations of the Earth and in
    • factor must be borne in mind. We human beings (on Earth) are now
    • under-went during the earlier stages of our Earth-evolution, the
    • mode of existence on the Old Moon differed from that of man on Earth
    • Earth-existence, to Old Saturn, we find that those Beings whom we
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    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • that the different regions of the Earth provide widely differing
    • particular people. That such is the outlook of the materialist is not
    • countries is aware that his familiarity with the particular kind of
    • picture of a particular geographical area. To speak of a particular
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • cloud-like formation that we call the etheric aura of that particular
    • kind of etheric aura hovers above every region of the Earth's
    • of man, for example. The etheric aura of the human being is part of
    • shaped on Earth, endeavour to follow the interpenetration of this
    • Thus the etheric aura of a particular, region is subject to change,
    • surface of the Earth, They incarnate somewhat after the fashion of a
    • clairvoyant who sees into the secret hearts and minds of the people
    • a volitional act, a necessary part of their mission. At the same time
    • must further their evolution, move across the face of the Earth and
    • incarnate in a particular region. This is central to their mission;
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • character within a particular people. Having said this, we have, in
    • bestowed the ego upon man at the Earth-stage, they cannot, as yet,
    • experiencing it in the Earth-stage. Hence they are Beings who are now
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    • prepared to make the endeavour. We must take our starting-point from
    • participate in it.
    • one part of the Intellectual Soul that is stimulated by external
    • in a beautiful landscape, but our hearts could never be fired with
    • world, an ideal that we can inscribe in our hearts and to which we
    • them in the intellectual or Mind-Soul. Artistic and architectural
    • it becomes a part of his life.
    • defines the extent of their actual participation. You must therefore
    • is still gathered some of that part of the astral nature which we
    • constitute his particular people. His world consists of an astral
    • ourselves with a part of our inner life are their field of
    • a particular Folk Spirit, are the raw material to be moulded by the
    • of man; the Archangels start from a datum of a different order. For
    • of this Archangel is related to the life of the particular people he
    • particular people at a definite time. When the opportunity for
    • Then comes the time when he withdraws from the particular national
    • the inner being of a particular Folk Soul.
    • man's Sentient Soul and the lower part of his Intellectual Soul
    • When this occurs, when these abnormal Spirits of Personality thwart
    • of Form or Powers who have only renounced in part the attributes of
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    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • Old Moon and the Earth period itself up to the present moment. If you
    • behind in order to be able to participate in the organization of man
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • of seven has for the time being been recapitulated in a particular
    • bestowal of an ego, during man's life on Earth. The third
    • time of the Earth-evolution, so that they could intervene in man's
    • development in a particular way during this present Earth-evolution.
    • normally up to the stage of their Earth-evolution Beings who might
    • have been Spirits of Movement during the Earth-evolution, but who
    • the Earth-evolution as Spirits of Form. Thus they are able, during
    • the Earth-evolution, to bestow upon man, who is by no means mature
    • external world. The first third of our Earth-life therefore is not
    • controlled by spiritual Beings who determine Earth conditions, but by
    • participate in evolution, we do not possess therefore the form that
    • fully integrated person in his Earth-life. In the last third of his
    • and would have incarnated on Earth only at that period of his
    • when he would find himself Earth-bound. We learn from Spiritual
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    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • the last lecture that if we wish to make an impartial study of the
    • take personally an objective description of a particular race or
    • however deeply one may be involved emotionally in a particular people
    • incarnated in a particular people or race. But an objective survey of
    • total evolution of humanity. In the second part of this
    • importance — how the particular influences of the missions of
    • larger national groups have their part to play in the great harmony
    • and which offers resistance? The external surface of the Earth which
    • below, from within the Earth; they emanate from certain Beings. Thus
    • in a particular locality we see a manifestation of forces emanating
    • from the Earth and raying outward in all directions. But if these
    • encounter the forces raying outward from within the Earth there
    • surface of the Earth. The surface one sees, therefore, is only an
    • — produces the diversified contours of the Earth's
    • surface. What is seen externally as the Earth's surface is
    • which the Earth assumes its highly diversified configurations.
    • through this interplay alone our Earth could not arrive at its
    • outwards from within the Earth and were opposed by the Spirits of
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    • that the mission of the Earth can be fulfilled and ultimately a state
    • these complex problems a particular course of lectures cannot be
    • In creating the harmony or equilibrium of our Earth the whole
    • yesterday as the highest Hierarchy, as raying outward from the Earth.
    • Universe towards the centre of the Earth. Man does not become aware
    • when they are reflected from the Earth's centre.
    • make the mission of the Earth comprehensible we must approach this
    • of these Hierarchies are reflected in the elements of Earth
    • population of the Earth should not be limited to a single homogeneous
    • species spread over the whole Earth, but that a diversity of
    • Earth-evolution, it would have been necessary for the normal Spirits
    • surrounds the Earth and together with the Earth forms a single whole,
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • harmony and to fulfil the mission of Earth-evolution. Lest the
    • particular epoch. I have touched upon this in my
    • evolution of man. For if the Moon had remained united with the Earth
    • of the abnormal Spirits stream down upon the Earth are arrested by
    • the Earth and ray outward again from the Earth-centre as was
    • active in a particular region of the Earth's surface, then only
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • various Hierarchies guide and direct events upon our Earth and
    • spoke of how the Beings of a particular Hierarchy intervene in order
    • to direct the evolution of a particular race, how, for example, as
    • who became the black or Ethiopian race migrated to a particular
    • therefore, the Earth was already colonized by the nuclei of these
    • the Earth already colonized. Thus we meet with a second migration in
    • he had chosen a particular race to be his special people, He needed
    • Archangel himself grew to be a Time Spirit. Apart from the ordinary
    • own special part by working within a particular people. This is a
    • understand this if you bear in mind that, in reality, this particular
    • entrusted with a mission which was of particular importance for the
    • is subject to two spiritual currents. The one has its starting-point
    • peoples of the post-Atlantean epoch started from a plurality of
    • monadology. This is the one current which, because it starts from
    • was in the post-Atlantean epoch that, starting from the farthest East
    • learned Rabbis, in Rabbinism. The task of this particular people is
    • was analytic; to represent the one World-Principle as articulated
    • ultimate Reality and so to furnish particular aspects of it with
    • spread gradually over the whole Earth. Without this consummation of
    • descent of Christ upon Earth, the Greek Time Spirit renounced for our
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    • attempts to demonstrate that the figure of a particular god which
    • particular people arrived at its mythology or other teachings about
    • if one realizes that in past ages those who participated in them,
    • participated in these civilizations differed from one another.
    • particularly in the folk spirit. All the work of these higher Beings
    • particular importance to them. Thus they looked up to what later on
    • understand them to some extent and they were particularly interested
    • is that the latter still preserved a memory of the participation of
    • Earth. He only incarnated in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. That is
    • Christ Jesus walked upon Earth were aware that they were still
    • subject to these influences and that they participated in the
    • soul-life is particularly concerned in seeing that the intentions of
    • that everything within has its counterpart without, that everything
    • breathing, has its counterpart in the movement of the wind in the
    • part in the implanting of the individual ego, and in the microcosm
    • integral part of it. He sought in the macrocosm for those occurrences
    • issue from the microcosmic South, from the human heart, counteract
    • Ginnungagap, the primeval abyss of Teutonic mythology, a new Earth
    • as the particular concern of the Teutonic or Germanic people.
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    • formal manner; then we shall also comprehend why Europe in particular
    • the course of evolution. In Europe, therefore, particular attention
    • everything that had participated in the development of the ‘I’
    • in the course of earthly existence.
    • you all know that two opposing forces have participated in the
    • Lucifer, therefore, is omnipresent in our Earth-existence and finds
    • that Lucifer played a part in evolution, a realization that is
    • Ahrimanic. It was in Persia in particular that men wrestled with the
    • then still participated in the creation of races, in that it gave man
    • facts. This terminology is an integral part of the grandeur, that
    • occurs because the Moon interposes itself between the Earth and the
    • that clear, particularly to Nordic man, by calling our attention to
    • fact first plays a definite part in the Twilight of the Gods because
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    • Christian cultures of Europe in particular. In primitive times, as we
    • turn, had a kind of psychic counterpart in the etheric body. But the
    • develop whatsoever has a part to play on that plane. This was the
    • the individual shades of culture, all the particular missions of the
    • divine-spiritual Beings within the heart of man. Otherwise it would
    • am”, which is the starting-point of Fichte's philosophy.
    • his people that the Spirit Self in particular can develop? Let us
    • the Earth, is embodied in the concept of the Heavenly Father, in one
    • fructifying our Earth, so this Divine world, the world of the Father,
    • the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have no other expression and
    • can think of no other way of picturing the whole Spirit of the Earth
    • than in the fertilization of Mother Earth. Instead of individual
    • of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. The relation of Devachan
    • to the Earth is perceived in this way from the spiritual world. The
    • Blessed Child of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. Universal
    • by the Heavenly Father, the Earth Mother and the Blessed Child of the
    • destiny of man is woven into creation, into the Earth, through the
    • fertilization of the Earth Mother by the Heavenly Father and through
    • fifth world is approximately the world which dawns in the hearts and
    • is particularly interesting to see how, under this influence, it has
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    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • after the hardening forces of the Moon had left the Earth endeavoured
    • developed and perfected under Earth conditions. These Saturn-,
    • Jupiter-, Mars-, Venus-, and Mercury-souls then descended upon Earth
    • watery mists and through these mists those on Earth beheld with the
    • order to incarnate in earthly bodies.
    • earthly bodies were fructified by that which poured down from
    • counterpart. He is said to represent the primeval memory of the
    • Folk Spirits have played a decisive part. The vision of that descent
    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • Earth belongs to Riesenheim. We realize, therefore, that Nordic man
    • daughter. She is born out of the physical forces of earthly evolution
    • tendency he is particularly fitted to understand modern Spiritual
    • why I have said that the soul of the Germanic peoples in particular
    • that what he has seen is the karmic counterpart of his present deeds
    • understood by the more highly developed souls on Earth.
    • today must pervade the teachings of Spiritual Science in particular,
    • given from out of the Earth forces themselves to the ‘I’,
    • overcome by the flaming sword of Earth-born Surtur.
    • find their counterpart in a new etheric vision which’ in
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    • taking my start from these words of Hermes, I may perhaps be allowed
    • festival; they should be regarded as deeply integral part of the
    • the origin of all western dramatic art, a drama which we can only
    • dramatic art in the West. This also makes it a worthy introduction to
    • human mind and soul which today we find separated as science, art and
    • powerful in its particular workings. It did not confine itself to a
    • its inspiration was so strong that some of those particular workings
    • took forms which were none other than those of art. Religious life
    • overflowed into bold forms, and religion was one with art. Art was
    • intensity which imbued those who took part in the ancient Mysteries
    • and saw religious life pouring itself into the forms of art.
    • religion and its daughter, art, were at the same time so purified, so
    • enthusiasm for what as religion overflowed into artistic form, then
    • unification, a harmony, between art and science. For only thus can
    • as a kind of sun which, shedding its rays in our hearts, can arouse a
    • known as drama, what is recognised in the West as dramatic art and
    • developed silently in our hearts, according to the law of the
    • another, which springs from the depths of my heart, out of deepest
    • Anthroposophy, according to the dispositions of men's hearts,
    • particular expression of spiritual life we prefer; we can only arrive
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    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • nature of this act, and only one — a goddess — partook of
    • of the underworld, of the interior of the earth. But the Greek was
    • the earth are also at work in the depths of the human soul. Just as
    • sub-earthly realm of the soul. The imprisonment of the clairvoyant
    • is taking in forces which are active in the inner earth, whereas
    • supple. And what is active in the sub-earthly realm, the realm
    • fruit from the Earth, so also is what comes from Demeter active
    • active within the Earth and not on the Earth's surface, so does
    • that point she so to say gave up imparting the moral law directly,
    • really changed in human nature? It is that part of man in which his
    • most important part in this process of transformation, in this
    • particular have become quite different. In olden times what we call
    • represented one part of Hecate with #8224 and serpent; and the
    • with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha, is already beginning in
    • Christ is here, He is united with the ether body of the Earth. What
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    • important truths of Spiritual Science from one particular aspect. It is
    • all this the Greek attitude of heart and soul was very different from
    • be quite clear that there are things which form part of a system of
    • such an event acts upon the heart as an ordeal of the soul. This
    • is part of the mission of our own Spiritual Science to resolve this
    • this we must start with man himself, who so emphatically demands not
    • macrocosmic counterpart of our astral body, and we can also say that
    • counterpart of our astral body. In us we have the astral body, it
    • thought of as Zeus, and which is the cosmic counterpart of our astral
    • the earth, the same forces are active as are active in us when
    • closely bound up with the earth than the forces of Zeus in the widths
    • to speak of the physical body, the densest part of the human being.
    • macrocosmic counterpart of the impulses of will which forced the life
    • intensity, many things to which particular individuals in modern
    • vividly the taste you have when you eat a very tart fruit such as the
    • component parts of the mixture. In the same way we can ask what is
    • completely with chalk. That gives us to start with one of the
    • component parts of the pentagram. You get another part of the
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    • forces outside in space which are their counterpart, just as the
    • powers and spiritual beings in general work into our earthly
    • on the earth, determining its own destiny, little by little shaping
    • at the time when our present Earth was passing through its previous
    • embodiment. At that time these Angel Beings, who today take part in
    • stage; thus at the commencement of the present evolution of the Earth
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • reaches the goal of the present Earth evolution will be as far
    • these Beings are particularly fitted to be responsible for this
    • bodies. The physical bodies which we men have are an Earth product,
    • wholly dependent upon earthly conditions of existence; and only
    • beings who are going through their human evolution on the Earth
    • epoch did not tread the Earth in human form. There were however men
    • there walked on Earth an ordinary man, but one who was clairvoyant;
    • further its unfettered development towards the goal of the Earth.
    • humanity, thus Beings who, when the Earth evolution began, were
    • themselves not so far advanced as men will be at the end of Earth
    • were able to tread the Earth in human fleshly bodies. They incarnated
    • us of men who dwelt on Earth, but who were really in their inner
    • during the Moon evolution have the task of imparting weight to
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    • to the part played by the higher hierarchies in the spiritual
    • their participation in earthly life, we can have no doubt that they
    • it, knew that they had to take advantage of Earth evolution just as
    • affected by the Luciferic principle on Earth, because they had
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • humanity all that the Earth has to offer and is in consequence under
    • elements of earthly life for its own development, and which therefore
    • remained backward, can still incarnate upon the Earth, can still move
    • earth. But those soul-individualities whom the Greeks regarded as
    • Moon evolution, going about the Earth in human bodies, bearing within
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • imagine that the macrocosmic counterpart of the forces at work in our
    • astral bodies, their counterpart outspread in space ... was once
    • a single person, a single person who in Atlantis walked the Earth as
    • macrocosmic forces which work outside as the counterpart of the
    • larger, it broadens out, it is in fact the macrocosmic counterpart of
    • severs his essential soul-nature from his bodily part, as soon as
    • periods of Earth evolution, in which one has gone through earlier
    • particularly in this monologue it would be a great mistake not to
    • stuff of his own soul. It is very strange to feel oneself to be part
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    • basis of all beings. Particularly when we study the entire man, the
    • our hearts, to our whole soul-nature.
    • many egos upon the Earth, only one of them is to be perceived, and
    • to be met with on Earth. And in this respect — as maya —
    • which we have as many examples as the people we know on Earth. We
    • would not have been able to participate in the Dionysos forces. That
    • mother, Semele, has to play her part. The figure of Semele furnishes
    • Persephone and Zeus, but he had to be a son of an earthly
    • Dionysos had to participate in the great Illusion, in maya.
    • felt profoundly that the human form as it walks the Earth today is a
    • embodiments of our Earth, as it came over from Saturn, Sun and Moon.
    • the Earth had not endowed man with the ego, men would be walking
    • would look like if earthly men today were ego-less, if men had not
    • participated in the blessings bestowed by the Earth, had not
    • participated in the coming into existence of the ego, had not taken
    • Dionysos into themselves! If there were among us on the Earth men
    • man who actually walks about the earth? He is neither the ego-less
    • he had brought over from the Moon without taking in the Earth
    • Dionysos, and particularly in the figures of those who constituted
    • component parts. Imagine for a moment that by some kind of magic the
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    • brain is part of the physical body, and what constitutes the content
    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
    • cognition, we have to say: ‘No part of what thinking is,
    • we see when as earthly men we become aware of what actually goes on
    • earthly man could come into existence, there had to be a preparation.
    • hierarchies. So we can say that by the beginning of Earth evolution
    • man on Earth was so formed that he could develop his physical brain
    • organism is undoubtedly from the Earth, since it consists of the
    • materials and forces of the Earth, but there is something secreted
    • the Earth and thus macrocosmic — this element which played a
    • part in the constructing of the brain, the
    • birth, but the genius of language, in which Dionysos plays a part,
    • gate of death, then in the first part of the time between death and a
    • which make us old we carry over with us. In the first part of the
    • In the second part of Goethe's Faust
    • a higher Being than man, who participated in the creation of the
    • with that part of his soul which brings common sense to bear on the
    • quite a different part of his soul. It does not follow that his
    • when they started, they must have had it later on too! It would be a
    • Earth, but who appeared to them in the etheric sphere and taught
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    • influences play their part in man, in his whole nature and being. And
    • he was centuries ago on Earth. Then we come to a sentence which is
    • after having done this did he enter upon Earth evolution. One day the
    • developed up to a certain point. The time between Moon and Earth
    • into a new germ for Earth evolution.
    • — when he arrived on Earth? We have already dealt with this
    • on Earth? Nothing of what we are familiar with today as the physical
    • body of man was present at the commencement of Earth evolution.
    • with the physical element not actually present. When Earth evolution
    • age we come to still earlier periods of Earth evolution. But at the
    • can best be illustrated in a particular organic system of the human
    • physical body. Let us consider what a part of the human being
    • beginning of Earth evolution, before the Lemurian epoch. In it we
    • centralisation in the heart. Thus there are forces which were
    • way as to bring about the blood-system with its centre in the heart.
    • We have been describing a particular organic system which from the
    • the same kind happens to the blood-system and the heart. They
    • system. It has only been during the course of Earth evolution that
    • they have been able to develop into the physical heart.
    • why that took place in the course of Earth evolution, and not for
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    • time from our system of heart-and-blood circulation, with the result
    • from the heart in quite distinct currents and permeate the brain; we
    • the heart to the brain, only ideas, concepts, feelings connected with
    • told you. Let me remind you once more that Earth evolution was
    • in the period of Earth-development prior to Lemuria. Before man
    • did not walk upon the earth with his feet, he hovered as a Phantom in
    • the earth.
    • The Earth itself was
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • physicists. To describe the Earth as the physicists and the
    • part of the Earth, it is its skeleton. There are yet other forces,
    • quite other substantial things connected with the Earth, and these
    • Thus the Earth too
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • belong to the sub-earthly current to which I referred yesterday.
    • upon man (if we are to express it spatially) from the Earth upwards.
    • During the course of Earth evolution the forces of the higher
    • particularly during the Lemurian epoch but continuing also
    • Spiritual Science as in their nature working through the Earth.
    • Everywhere on the Earth's surface, wherever one goes,
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    • his ultimate relationship to it is not limited to the one he started
    • that the human being starts out from a feeling of wonder about things
    • arrogance of modern academic learning for the most part supposes,
    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • knowledge the human being acquires only a part of knowledge, a part
    • swallowed up with the best part of his being, with what constitutes
    • been added to its organisation on the Earth. What it received on the
    • etheric and astral bodies in all their parts have been assembled by
    • of the uneasiness he expresses. It is part of his soul's ordeal
    • something upon the Earth now of this work from without upon the human
    • various hierarchies. But even today the half unconscious part of us
    • part of the brain which brings about both the aesthetic consciousness
    • of speech, and that another part must be in order for him to speak,
    • his hands (i.e. what he does half unconsciously) plays a part in the
    • particular use of the right hand. Thus it is the etheric and astral
    • forces. When this part of the brain is injured, there is no capacity
    • which has made of our macrocosmic formation what we are during Earth
    • are inevitable when a man, starting from his present-day
    • course of recent lectures we have called the sub-earthly, the true
    • the atmosphere of the Earth, we wish to be permeated by the
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    • thinker on Art, has tried to follow Raphael's influence and fame through
    • Raphael. The truth of repeated earthly lives that have so often been
    • again in repeated earthly lives through the epochs, bearing from one life
    • soul undergoes as the result of its different earthly lives, —
    • up in the soul of the Greek as something inwardly apart, but that it was
    • of action existing in the inner being of the soul apart from the external
    • as a mighty spirit at a parting of the ways in human evolution. All that
    • Art, saying that it cannot be compared with anything that had gone before.
    • Then however we get the impression that in the Art of Painting itself
    • of the world of sense, and it then becomes part of history itself.
    • was led to the fire of martyrdom with his companions, and how from the
    • few, — and they were artists, — do the words of Savonarela
    • the monk's robe after Savonarela's martyrdom in order to work in his Order
    • visualizing him in the company of artists and painters working at his
    • of Art in human evolution. The “Mother with the Child” hover
    • towards us on clouds which covered the Earth globe, — hover from
    • below man. We see the being of man proceeding from a super-earthly
    • all that the Earth can produce out of herself to something super-terrestrial
    • all the forces, all the living substances connected with the Earth herself
    • and being of man. The gaze must rise beyond the Earthly to the Supersensible
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    • Stuttgart, February 18, 1913
    • The following lecture was given by Rudolf Steiner at Stuttgart
    • Lecture by Rudolf Steiner:Stuttgart, February 18, 1913.
    • whole earth. The earth is not that undifferentiated body theoretically
    • were, by themselves, and particularly in the sphere of mathematics the
    • connected with the Earth through a kind of mathematical automatism.
    • the slightest tap, the whole atmosphere of the earth is struck, as it
    • man's, the horse participates in the life of the earth, and the force
    • which really thinks in him is, after all, the earth. The earth thinks
    • earth. This passes into the horse's spine and the horse is then able
    • earth is the one that transmits this soul element. Never have I
    • of the whole earth. I could not help thinking: If we run a wire to the
    • wire in order to connect it with another apparatus. Now the earth
    • connecting wire, in which case the earth as well will be involved as an
    • the earth, in the case of the mathematical automaton, there will be a
    • wire between Earth and the one who is in contact with the horse. The horse
    • must allow itself to be connected with the whole apparatus of the earth.
    • that the earth is the chief factor in this particular spiritual activity.
    • the animal soul. The earth has a transmitting role. In its conscious
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    • which is borrowed from a handicraft, from an art, it is as though he
    • were an expert in that handicraft, in that art. If he describes a battle,
    • dispassionately will not receive the impression that human artific or
    • read any modern work of art, a modern novel, or such-like. We feel even
    • the whole of the Iliad and consider it impartially, we have to say to
    • for artistic spirits like Hermann Grimm, there was a question in those
    • question which penetrated deeply into the heart. How in this Iliad, as well
    • his real affairs of the heart with divine spiritual beings who do not
    • part; we see Zeus, Apollo, Athene imparting the impulses, allotting
    • can grasp. Ilmarinen, whom one often calls the Smith, the clever, artistic
    • Jesus. As a most intimate concern of the heart of humanity, we find
    • has been accomplished in the course of the earth's happenings in the
    • a certain way — uniform human race distributed over the earth;
    • of man with other organisms on the earth; but in spiritual science,
    • times, up to a point of time in which all the relations of the earth
    • side by side. And lying much farther back than is usually believed to-day,
    • powers. The Earth has altered her conditions. Hence, Siegfried, who
    • be belong in a certain measure to the earthly element. In this way we
    • but accept it as a technical term .I t is that part of the being of
    • man which as it were, in him connects the external, earthly part with
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    • surroundings, he perceives the physical environment of the earth, and
    • earth and on its surface.
    • decades now, but particularly at this time of hard trials for mankind
    • away; and when winter comes it dies into the lap of the earth.
    • here. During winter the earth is united with the elemental spirits.
    • They withdraw into the interior of the earth and live there among the
    • the earth breathes out, as it were, its elemental being. The
    • atmosphere. During winter they accepted the inner order of the earth,
    • earth there is a surging of life among the elemental beings who had
    • spent the winter in quiet and silence under the earth's mantle of
    • earth. As they approach the earth, they become subject more and more
    • to the laws of earth, so that in winter they may be breathed in again
    • by the earth, once more to rest there in quietude.
    • fruiting of the earth-forces — all this is no less significant and
    • earth, we share in the effects of its warmth and light. But when a
    • like a sensational novel but so that what it imparts becomes the
    • content of his mind, then he gradually educates his heart and
    • to heart anthroposophical ideas — entirely different from
    • sympathetic participation in the cycle of the year, and we can
    • when spring passes over the earth and
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    • understanding of the course of the year. And art can really be
    • art only when it expresses human feeling in such a way that through
    • autumn draws on, a kind of in-breathing by the Earth, a spiritual
    • the bosom of the Earth. Those who went out in the height of summer
    • in the depths of winter they are united most intimately with the Earth.
    • we must realise that in winter the Earth
    • Earth is more earthly, more truly itself, than at any other time. And
    • character of the Earth, we must of course not forget that when winter
    • prevails over half the Earth, the other half is experiencing summer.
    • now we are concerned with the coming of winter to one part of the
    • Earth. It is then that the Earth unfolds its own nature in the
    • deepest sense; the nature that makes it truly Earth.
    • us now look at this Earth of ours. It
    • to show schematically what the Earth is like in this respect we shall
    • part of the atmosphere all round the Earth. Let us look at this
    • this means that strong forces play in on the Earth as a whole.
    • Earth from some other planet, it would appear to us as a great
    • Institute in Stuttgart the attempt has been made to put this on an
    • up to one part in a trillion, and in fact to establish precisely the
    • effects which such high dilutions of particular substances can have.
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    • the depths of winter the Earth, in relation to the cosmos, is a being
    • enclosed within itself. During the winter the Earth is, so to speak,
    • wholly Earth, with a concentrated Earth-nature. In high summer
    • Earth is given over to the cosmos, lives with the cosmos. And in
    • the Earth's whole life. Naturally, what I shall be saying applies
    • only to that part of the Earth's surface where a corresponding
    • us start, as we have always done in
    • the whole being of the Earth.
    • elemental beings who dwell in the Earth. But the limestone is
    • approaches, their hopes revive. Apart from this, they have nothing
    • particular to hope for from the realm of outer nature, because they
    • beings play over the Earth like an astral wind, and how the Ahrimanic
    • would transform the Earth into an ensouled being — or at least
    • partly, as far as the limestone extends. And then, in autumn, the
    • Earth would feel pain at every footfall on its surface.
    • have new hope of being able to transform the Earth into an ensouled,
    • where the elemental beings of the Earth ascend, where they unite
    • although they live within the material Earth — are transported
    • any other way than by trying to gain domination over the Earth
    • and permeate all the activities that have risen up from the Earth.
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    • thinking of the Christmas season, we had to start from the way in
    • which earthly mineral limestone is gradually transformed, and
    • within itself, man too, if he participates in what autumn — the
    • himself this dying away; but with his own self he must not take part
    • find our gaze directed to the depths of the Earth itself. We find
    • look with Imaginative perception into the depths of the Earth at St.
    • crystalline forms in which the hard earth consolidates itself —
    • of summer. At midsummer everything down below the earth shapes itself
    • oneself, part of oneself. One feels that as a human form one has
    • grown out of the blue depths of the earth's crust, and one feels
    • lines. All this one feels as part of one's own being. And if one
    • the Earth? — then one knows: That is cosmic Will. And one has
    • of the Earth. And if one looks up to the heights, how is it then? The
    • described must come in: the elemental spirits of the Earth must soar
    • which are reflected up above the blue crystal-formations of the earth
    • Intelligence, as seen from the Earth, they appear as radiant
    • below, is received by the sunlit radiance above. And the earth-silver
    • of the silver sparkling up from the Earth. As autumn approaches we
    • see how the silver given by the Earth to the cosmos returns as gold,
    • goes on in the Earth during winter, as I have described. The
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    • then they are very little understood. So in the first part of
    • from heaven through the earth they're pressing,
    • Part One, by Bayard Taylor, revised and edited by Stuart Atkins.
    • his gaze is directed down towards the crystal realm of the earth, and
    • that goes on below the surface of the earth. That is the reason
    • errors with the living activity in the crystals of the earth.
    • this clearly, so that if we have the Earth here (see sketch), Uriel
    • winter, and then Uriel is over the other hemisphere. But the Earth
    • penetrate right through the Earth in winter and permeate us as an
    • the Earth, his forces stream up through the Earth and come to rest in
    • activity of Raphael travels round the Earth, as Uriel does. In terms
    • of the cosmos Uriel is the spirit of summer; he moves round the Earth
    • the spirit of spring, and in autumn, as he travels round the Earth,
    • Earth's silver-sparkling radiance, while Raphael below is working in
    • from the lungs into the heart and from the heart through the whole
    • spring, if in autumn, when the rays of Raphael pass through the Earth,
    • Earth and it is winter on the other side.
    • his forces penetrate up through the Earth and live in all that comes
    • Earth. Thus we have the working together of Michael in the cosmos,
    • Raphael on Earth.
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    • particular importance to us in the present age, it is possible to
    • will play quite a different and much more important part
    • means very far distant, when countless human hearts turned to
    • much more important part than hitherto in the study of human
    • sublime spiritual life, developing along particular
    • with open hearts, as if it were part and parcel of their own
    • moving their very hearts. They knew how to put the words in
    • such a way as to touch the deepest heart-strings of those to
    • whom Christianity spread in such a way that it soon became part
    • integral part of Western culture, might appear to run counter
    • poor understanding on the part of those who claim to hold fast
    • turned from the earth out into the heavenly expanse. Such a
    • earthly lives.
    • thought to the conception of a spiritual origin of the Earth.
    • thought will carry him back over the earth's history to the
    • hovering as it were over the earthly world. Darwinism, if
    • incarnation of the planet Earth. [The reference here is to
    • from soul to soul, from heart to heart, no matter whether souls
    • over the earth had nothing to do with men's understanding
    • How does Christ Himself wield dominion in the minds and hearts
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    • of heart, an all-embracing tolerance and a deep
    • understanding for everything that is human on the earth.
    • they could look into every heart, could read the deepest,
    • into the past, that his normal earthly consciousness completely
    • said finds its way to inadequately prepared hearts and souls
    • hinted at in other Gospels too, but is a particularly striking
    • earth. And one feels, as it were in aftermath, that deeply
    • creations of human artifice and technique. To be able to
    • art-forsaken, technical science, requires great courage and the
    • not propose, however, to go further into this particular
    • connected with life on the earth. And when the physical
    • shining. The spectacle of the earth around us is quite
    • of seership contemplates that moment in the earth's evolution
    • to read in the occult script at this particular point in the
    • earth's evolution, a purely natural event, one that has also
    • times, has its symbol in the moon, as for earthly sight
    • the sun of humanity in earthly evolution, engraved into the
    • experience of being shaken through and through by an earthquake
    • darkening of the sun and the earthquake, for certain
    • eclipses and earthquakes, and even fire-damp in mines. That
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    • the pictures of which I spoke are discerned; but in the hearts
    • reached a point where we must speak about Christ's earthly
    • approach this greatest of all Earth-mysteries. If we want to
    • the Jordan. In respect of the earthly life of Christ, the Fifth
    • as the earthly birth — that is to say, the death of Jesus
    • is to be understood as the earthly birth of the Christ. His
    • earthly life in the real sense lies after the Mystery of
    • Christ in the Earth-sphere after the Ascension or after
    • prepare for the next earthly life. After his death, therefore,
    • was His entry into the sphere of the earth. And instead of
    • Christ Being was that He made the earth His heaven, sought His
    • heaven upon the earth. The human being leaves the earth in
    • exchange this, His dwelling-place, for the earth. I beg you, my
    • together with the earth and with men on the earth, He
    • might lead them onwards, lead evolution on the earth to further
    • the Christ Being did not belong to the earthly sphere. From
    • worlds beyond the earth, from super-earthly spheres He had come
    • down to the earth. And the experiences between the Baptism in
    • earthly Being. Infinite depths have been expressed when it is
    • Being has been together with human souls on the earth; before
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    • speaking, as I wish to speak in these particular lectures,
    • had departed from a later generation. But to one thing he
    • and in the heart of man; and if Rabbi Eliezer would convince
    • heart can comprehend.” I narrate this story because
    • eighteenth years, when, partly for reasons connected with his
    • handicraft and partly owing to other circumstances, he
    • about, even in certain parts of Europe. It was a mixture of
    • into the believers participating in these rites. For reasons
    • if at one stroke, there arose in the hearts of the majority of
    • art the new priest who has been sent to us! And they pressed
    • iron but also imparted a faculty of clairvoyance powerful
    • life, more deeply than any man living on the earth hitherto.
    • human being on the earth had ever gazed with such deep
    • was any other being on the earth as ready as he to face the
    • equality among men, by his disregard of earthly goods and the
    • and people from all parts of the then known world came to
    • possessed a house far away in Asia Minor or even farther off,
    • could impart. For what was not communicated to him
    • be brought into particularly strong relief because it can shed
    • deeply into the soul — they become part of the soul's
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    • humanity. In this particular course of lectures we are learning
    • gradually taken shape within him. But in this particular period
    • and more to one particular event in his life — to the
    • heart that had characterised his life. As a boy he had lived
    • pristine, spontaneous, welling up from a warm and loving heart
    • but she received it with a warm and tender heart. She had a
    • all that had revealed itself through him. But his heart
    • earth, for the old Jews have passed away; the ancient
    • revelation is worthless on the earth as it is now. With strange
    • feelings in her heart the mother listened to what Jesus was
    • up in her heart. Then, leading the conversation further, he
    • struck with tremendous force into the tender, loving heart of
    • twelfth year. But from him it all seemed to have departed. He
    • had laid as it were into the heart of the mother what had lived
    • unique Being was now living upon the Earth: the Christ Being
    • human body, had had no earthly life, had dwelt only in
    • the world of Earth! Of the earthly world this Being knew only
    • thirty years. He therefore passed through His first earthly
    • just come down to the Earth. To begin with, He was drawn to the
    • Lucifer is, knew how souls on earth must act if they desire to
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    • which man spends the other part of the totality of his existence, the
    • it becomes particularly holy to us at such a moment as this. Through
    • friends upon their last paths on earth. Tomorrow morning at eleven we
    • way in memory of earthly life is something which even here in the
    • spiritual movement, of which we are to become part, has to bring a
    • very great deal. Today I would like to choose out one particular
    • earth, and that this soul, as we bear it within us between birth and
    • antiquity in particular had much to say.
    • virtues in particular, because he was able to draw his wisdom from
    • such ideas, but keep our hearts open, in order to grow wiser, even
    • to speak the most perfect in our earthly life — those organs
    • physical hand, but also the ethereal and the astral hand, and a part
    • part. Hands are on the way to become what the brain is already. In
    • evolution of the Earth. The brain is an organ which has passed
    • used only as the instrument for the lowest form of wisdom, earthly
    • already at rest. If we do anything with our hands, we must use part
    • heart. Of one who has this virtue in ordinary life it can be said: he
    • has his heart in the right place. This is a good expression for our
    • ethereal hearts belong, are not so perfect as those which serve
    • a great distinction between the brain and the heart in their relation
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    • natural science, and in particular the philosophical
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • the human organism? And to this, if we stand impartially and
    • Here, I express once more a paradox that struck me particularly
    • start of my lectures, to go on to speak of these paths.
    • article of faith and is accepted as ancient and honourable
    • examines impartially even the outward historical documents, and
    • comprised among other things a particular kind of
    • breathing, we find that it is a process which for the most part
    • look for a moment at the particular way in which
    • in everything about him, man perceived himself as a part of
    • entity, but felt himself rather a part of nature's whole, which
    • devotion to the universal. To the impartial observer of
    • this life on earth, where our aim is to enable this organism to
    • interested to know that the articles of faith thus
    • correctly, therefore, we shall start today, not by manipulating
    • not form a part of Eastern spirit-training — for, even if
    • axis coincides with the North-South direction of the earth's
    • particularly significant; but essentially an animal's
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    • impartial observer of humanity with factual evidence of the
    • With regard to this particular point, a series of works have
    • From all this the impartial observer today must draw a
    • must be apparent to the impartial observer today, I speak to
    • development during his life on earth, will not be above
    • starts from a healthy psyche and attempts on this basis to
    • exercises which, starting from a healthy soul-life, lead upward
    • books there is a first part, which is accepted as something
    • particularly, involve being able calmly and at will to banish
    • forgetting is not particularly difficult, as our ordinary
    • here on this earth as thinking, feeling, willing beings, but in
    • physical life on earth has been informed by what the tableau
    • what in our earthly existence we call our inner life, so that
    • earthly existence. Now, what we call the eternity of the human
    • life and birth, in a physical earthly body.
    • Anyone, however, who can examine life impartially from the
    • if we could look into the structure of the human heart, its
    • life on earth, the inner world is dark and the outside world of
    • life before our earthly embodiment, the outer cosmic
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    • part of himself he can and will influence his time!”
    • own particular standpoint, from which they can deploy
    • complications of life require man to participate in the
    • at a given point from what lies a little farther upstream, but
    • a complete picture of the particular features of a given epoch.
    • particularly fitted to reveal how, even in one's most intimate
    • ordinary life, what they absorb from the experiences of earthly
    • spiritual vision: It is complete, it has now become part of
    • eccentrics, it is best for us to start from concepts and
    • thinking is thinking, whether it occurs in John Stuart Mill or
    • inevitably becomes a part of us; we refine what we absorb with
    • language as part of our common heritage until it becomes a
    • enter the world of Greek art, Greek literature, Greek
    • perceived only a quarter, so to speak, of the problem.
    • we make use of the way of thinking which is particularly apt
    • these concepts strictly from what we call artistic experience
    • science which involves no element of artistic creation or
    • the characteristic: that modern man keeps science, art and
    • a special concept of science, to prevent art from invading
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    • describe the features of the earth in accordance with the principles
    • work on earth (and already briefly characterized in these lectures)
    • the time when the Oriental was developing the finest part of
    • descendants in a partially decadent condition), the East
    • extended over all the earth, would be an unmixed blessing for
    • earth, and exerted its influence over other regions, it must be
    • Against it, we may set the particular outlook that has
    • artistic eye. The Oriental has no retuning to do. Since what he
    • scientifically, artistically and religiously, there flows much
    • great non-being, maya. But this in turn gives a particular
    • us start with something familiar to us at every moment in our
    • analysis, human existence on earth is composed of such
    • have it in physical life on earth, we can therefore say:
    • worlds — how in its particulars our physical organism is
    • physiology and anatomy we can observe our lungs, heart and
    • spiritual world about us, then the lungs and heart as they
    • were before we descended into our earthly existence.
    • our heart and soul. In its instinctive clairvoyance, the
    • philosophy of life as something instinctive and even partial:
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    • if you start to discuss, with someone who is interested in these
    • and careful method of seeking truth. In particular, this view
    • shall conclude: on this mortal earth we should not be men, in
    • become active — that part of us which is beyond clear and
    • man must be a creature of love by virtue of his task on earth,
    • is to fulfil his task here on earth. The property that enables
    • as Meister Eckhart or Johannes Tauler are not completely free
    • over in part into a state of sleep, into the subconscious. Why
    • will transform the love that rightfully exists on earth into a
    • the spiritual world even during our earthly existence. There
    • our lungs, heart and other organs. The spirituality of the
    • parts are spiritually derived from the cosmos, our entire
    • lungs, our heart, the whole of the rest of our organism, looked
    • most part — some ninety per cent, in fact — he is a
    • liquid in man as part of his being — what vibrates,
    • perceive that the air in man is also part of his being. And
    • far apart that we cannot establish a connection between them
    • start with the psychic and go on into the material.
    • our individual existence on earth, so too, in thus descending
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    • questions today if you are identified with a particular
    • political party. Then, you have a platform, you have ready-made
    • we here certainly cannot start from any of these ready-made
    • actually no party that is entirely mistaken in what it asserts.
    • The only thing is that the parties usually fail to recognize
    • other hand, I do not believe that any party is completely
    • The only thing is that, given the particular way men look at
    • sides. All the claims normally made by political parties
    • indicated, has summoned particular powers from the depths of
    • right down to cartels and trusts — we must
    • to be particularly important in the observation of
    • of living nature and into the heart of spiritual worlds. By
    • part in social life.
    • even of something that forms as much a part of the social
    • Central Europe, in Germany, where a particular social
    • take hold of immediate reality at a particular point, yet
    • not at all what people mean by any particular concept; it is a
    • most part, about what governs society. We, mankind that is,
    • he or she offers him. Anyone who can look at life impartially
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    • Starting from one or two features of the historical background,
    • about Central Europe and in particular about Germany,
    • The greater part of public affairs is left to individual
    • impulse: men therefore feel that what they do on earth is
    • activities as a part of such a system. The Englishman has no
    • phenomenon that has become particularly important in very
    • to the West, to France and in particular to England, in order
    • an impartial attitude, quite free of preconceptions, is capable
    • development of the earth itself by associating their
    • mechanistic Kant-Laplace nebula, but at an origin of the earth
    • they could transport themselves to a particular area of
    • particular kind of spiritual being, from whom we can receive
    • instincts, which they ascribed to the particular quality of the
    • blood, let us say in a family with a particular
    • point of departure lies in the relations that the old
    • earth, and that ultimately no man should give orders unless he
    • tax on people who were particularly rich, so that gradually
    • that the particular form of the theocratic state — or
    • played no particular part in early Oriental society, and
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    • contribute, from his own particular position in life. My purpose here,
    • attracted comment on many sides and has led a large part of
    • art-historian Herman Grimm, who did not live to experience the
    • earthly life. Plato thinks it quite feasible that children who
    • full privileges of citizenship. Apart from the fact that
    • began to play a civilized part in the world's
    • but in a geometrical progression. Meanwhile, the particular
    • have already indicated in my previous lectures, religion, art
    • articles of faith, still less the dogmas, that occupied the
    • soul, but the fact that the individual was participating in a
    • man who was to attain this unified triad of religion, art and
    • that is, something that set him apart from life in the ordinary
    • world, as death sets men apart from this life. Then, when he
    • appertained to earthly life, he would, after passing through
    • which the West has derived so much of artistic importance for
    • participation in the sorrow, pain and joy of others, and that
    • devaluation of art, as if one were trying to attribute some
    • they do on the belief that any attempt to assimilate art into
    • rather the inclusion of art in the life that carries man above
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    • of party opinion, wthout finding anything really bad
    • particularly in circles where they feel the social
    • get to know the common man, and in particular the proletariat.
    • art in this respect have been considerable. The mode of
    • impressively presented through works of art and literature,
    • our artistic depiction, from the inside, of the life of the
    • hearts. To do this, we must have something to say about
    • language to express it, then eyes light up and hearts unfold.
    • For example, if you start with quite simple scientific facts,
    • start on the creation of confidence between the people,
    • speak from a party viewpoint, to provide the people with
    • then you can talk on party lines. But by doing so you will not
    • provide men with systems in which they can participate with all
    • party dogma; at the same time, I never encountered any
    • resistance on the part of a worker to understanding, when
    • and decisive. In consequence, art and science and the rest
    • not a lack of confidence on the part of the audiences that made
    • accord with party dogma; instead, what is presented by way of
    • hearts and affects their human and earthly being, they will
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    • part what mankind has worked out intellectually and embodied in
    • men today desire in the depths of their hearts.
    • point today in simply advocating some particular Utopian
    • impelled, though for the most part unconsciously.
    • themselves. We are born into particular economic institutions
    • obtrudes itself particularly on those who observe life
    • for a particular period never remain valid beyond that period
    • does illustrate what the impartial observer will
    • you could see that, whenever capitalism formed part of an
    • looking at this democratic trend, we are particularly struck,
    • this applied more particularly, I would say, to the upper and
    • there is only the possibility that the members of a particular
    • experience in his own particular field; and then, from
    • staff composed of teachers with a particular set of capacities.
    • if we reflect particularly on the fact that what takes place
    • in a particular aspect of life, will also realize that it is
    • demonstrated particularly by the fact that a large part of
    • that are part of a legitimate formation of capital, but on the
    • distribution and consumption will have any part in them.
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    • Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom,
    • Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom,
    • Let us start once more from
    • man. What we experience as our Will, is really only partially awake. Our
    • part you are quite unconscious of it, just as you are unconscious of
    • your thoughts when you are asleep. A great part of the activity of will
    • gravity of the particles of chalk, and things of that nature, and would
    • own blood-and nerve activity. But during our earth-life we must be withheld
    • find expressed in a part of the Bible towards which we should always
    • yourselves. But starting from this point there is something else you
    • enjoy inwardly, at least as regards those parts of the blood and nerves.
    • earth evolution we perceive reflections and reflected images of what
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth is
    • inner, imaginative world, which was a part of himself. He perceived
    • inward as the circulation of the blood, in earthly evolution. It is
    • he becomes greedy to such an extent that he partially seizes on this
    • inner part of his physical and etheric body so that he reaches with
    • incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those members which
    • clairvoyance, we no longer grasp a part of human nature, but
    • Often because one had sipped a little here or there of what is imparted
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    • Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom,
    • Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom,
    • Martha Keltz. It is presented here with the kind permission
    • Let us start once more from something
    • really only partially awake. Our thoughts are awake from waking
    • you do not even dream. For the most part you are quite unconscious
    • asleep. A great part of the activity of will while man is awake is
    • the gravity of the particles of chalk, and things of that nature,
    • nerve activity. But during our life on earth this inner enjoyment
    • he may not we again find expressed in a part of the Bible towards
    • starting from this point, there is something else you can keep in
    • parts of the blood and nerves. It was in this way that those forms
    • perceiving the outer physical world in a way fitted to our earth
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth
    • inner, Imaginative world, which was a part of himself. He perceived
    • of the blood in earthly evolution. The old perception is therefore
    • becomes greedy to such an extent that he partially seizes on this
    • inner part of his physical and etheric body so that he reaches with
    • physical incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those
    • part of human nature, we grasp the whole man. And fundamentally, it
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 1.
    • century. We can clearly see the approach of this end, starting
    • starting-points of the Augustinian philosophy
    • Descartes again took up that point; he lived from 1596 to 1650,
    • he takes as his starting point, and in this perception he
    • particular point of time in human evolution acquires certain
    • nor Descartes took into consideration. I hare spoken of this
    • where I discuss Descartes, in my hook “The Riddles of
    • than Descartes later, (who, after all, only merely repeated St.
    • should not be imparted to the world, because the world is not
    • another part of the world, and other human beings, we see that
    • to turn, which is regarded whole-heartedly as the symbol that
    • transformation which appeared in earthly evolution through the
    • Earth.
    • Moon. We know indeed that the previous incarnation of the Earth
    • before it became Earth was Old Moon, and in many of the
    • occurred in the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the
    • time which preceded our earthly development.
    • nature, there would be nothing born on the Earth, were it not
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    • are a few people who have nothing particular to do, who in an
    • Theosophy that it wants to stand apart from the great
    • must have a clear heart and clear thinking, that he must not
    • human heart, in the soul, and in fact give this soul the
    • leave to find work in America, to take part in and get to know
    • his heart that corresponds to real conditions and not
    • is called upon to participate says that the theory which he had
    • emanating perhaps from university professors or party leaders,
    • into the heart of the question. When in all this you think over
    • what this pedagogy on earth was like in pre-Christian
    • the earth. This one life would not have been important to him.
    • of this one earth life. Such were the two tasks: education for
    • the importance of earthly life between birth and death, and, on
    • the other hand, that outside this earthly life everyone is
    • equal before God. This earthly life hasbeen bearable only by
    • refers to a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in
    • own hearts into the world. Then the world will be an image of
    • of the human being and from humanity. One starts with
    • particular sector, say the electric sector, which has been
    • whatever to do with the particular relation of the worker to
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    • for a shorter period, we have had at heart as the persuasive
    • all that the human heart can feel as the progress of mankind.
    • suffering that has befallen people on this earth in our time.
    • a way, to our own hearts, were we to allow even a suggestion of
    • thoughts in building, like all fruitful artistic impulses, have
    • those which are active from the moment of the earth's
    • himself placed harmoniously on the earth? If, creating the
    • his Grecian land with his particular conception of the world,
    • power, — sprung from the forces of gravity in the earth
    • — which was to place this Greek upon the earth with just
    • the earth, out of the forces which, with inner, discreet
    • poets, of Homer, and Greek plastic art, even of Greek
    • philosophy. A great tide in art can only come from a profound
    • Spirit of the Earth itself. Out of the Spirit of the Earth
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and from the impulses which led a part
    • he does not only stand rooted in an earth- spiritual existence
    • earth. And as an external embodiment of this gift of the Spirit
    • impulses from the Spirit of Earth, we see the rise of mediaeval
    • art, to show how it found a home in Pre-Raphaelite, in
    • Raphaelite art, in the art of Leonardo, of Michelangelo, in the
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    • to obtain light on each separate part, and you seek the explanation
    • thought has become so important for a large part of our modern
    • particularly at that moment, sent his work to Goethe with the
    • know how widely apart Virchow and Haeckel stood from each other.
    • preference for the old art, with its old, sound, artistic
    • the secrets which lie there. Here Goethe is pointing out in Part II
    • And he demands three Onions, three Artichokes and three Cabbages.
    • They had to pay with fruits of the earth. We shall soon see what
    • the earth. When they have been thus buried, another remarkable
    • and on and about the earth and through its crevices. Suddenly she
    • earth and thinks at first they are falling from Heaven. She
    • descending again into the earth, she notices that where she had
    • On entering this large cavern under the earth, the Snake
    • Onions and three Artichokes.’
    • Cabbages, Onions and Artichokes alone weigh down the basket. On the
    • seizes one Cabbage, one Artichoke and one Onion out of the basket
    • She proposes therefore to pay off only a part of the debt to the
    • What is still specially significant is the part played by
    • the Snake's body. We see also that not only pedestrians, but carts,
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    • particular point of view, and attempt to find the basic idea, the
    • address that the world-conception represented here starts from the
    • which is represented here. This starts from the premise that
    • principle of initiation; which is shown us most particularly in his
    • you that the other powers also play a part in human soul-power.
    • impossibility, shows that everywhere Will plays a part, on what
    • apart from external experience, and these truths are the same if a
    • recognized is only a part of the essence.’ There exists in
    • this cultivation of the feelings such a part of the essence, cannot
    • Now Goethe was particularly convinced that this really is the
    • looks because of the earth's power of crystallization, one King was
    • therefore, the three composite parts were so welded that one
    • across particularly clearly two days ago in the conversation between
    • particular inclination of the soul, which, if a man wishes to attain
    • very dangerous part.
    • the crevices of the earth. Thus for Goethe the conception-world is
    • who has learned a cooking-book by heart, but cannot cook. As the gold
    • We find ourselves on earth as beings with souls. These or the
    • active during clear consciousness taking part. Schiller, who was
    • narrow crevices of the earth. Such an aspiring soul-force as is
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    • striving of Goethe's life. It contained the second part of Goethe's
    • year 1824 at the second part of Faust. We find that Goethe knew
    • disposition and that he began in 1774 to write down the first part
    • Notably he took the first part of Faust with him when he
    • he had poured into this work. All this is in the first part of
    • Italian works of Art. Out of this personal work of one who had been
    • ‘Thou hast been to and fro on the earth, hast thou considered
    • part is a complete character picture of the inner human development
    • Looking back to the first part we can see how
    • first part, especially in the beginning, is full of deep truths
    • of art — as if someone spoke of things that his soul had not
    • And the second part: Here everything is the inward
    • self-dependence. All this is given in the second part of Faust as
    • Though the first part in many ways appears to be
    • theoretical and not worked down into life, the second part is one
    • most deeply into reality; for everything in the second part
    • necessary. It is for that reason that the second part of
    • himself with many other sciences, more particularly with natural
    • stiffened dragon, showing how heaven and earth hang together, or as
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    • the end of Part II, Act 3, Mephistopheles, who in this Act had worn
    • carefully Part II of ‘Faust,’ you will know that Goethe
    • of the spiritual world in the two parts of ‘Faust,’ we
    • might say that Part I presents to a large extent the fruits of
    • experiments. Part I contains this studied view of the supernatural
    • Part II contains experience, living experience, and if you
    • consistent in his presentation, although some things in Part II are
    • so dissimilar from Part I. What he had learnt in Part I, he
    • experienced in Part II, he has seen it. He was in the spiritual,
    • in Part I he makes Faust say:
    •    Thy sense is shut, thy heart is dead:
    • whole of Part I — no doubt you realize it from yesterday's
    • nowhere traversed in a satisfactory way. Now how does Part II
    • Part I. Goethe says from deep experience what was always told the
    • comes. Therefore, in the scene where at the beginning of Part
    • will suffer misery when the Earth-Cycle is fulfilled!’
    •  This night, thou, Earth! hast also stood unshaken,
    • bathes his earthly breast in the morning-red. But it is only the
    • This is Faust bathing his earthly breast in the
    • to bring out only a few moments from the whole content of Part II
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    • you a kind of survey of human evolution on the earth, that may
    • in which we take part through our senses, or through our
    • the experience of their head to the Earth, to the whole Earth.
    • They said: — ‘There exists in the Cosmos the Earth. And
    • there exists in the Cosmos I myself, and as a part of me, my
    • memory of the Earth. The Earth existed earlier; my head later.
    • earthly existence. The earthly existence is always there. But
    • in relation to the whole Earth.’ Thus an ancient Eastern felt
    • in his own head the being of the Earth-planet itself. He said:
    • have generated the Earth with its kingdoms of Nature, the Earth
    • and this head of mine is a true picture of the Earth. This
    • Earth with the land and water coursing over it. The
    • configuration of mountains on the Earth repeats itself in my
    • my own image of the Earth-planet.’ Exactly as our modern man
    • old refer his entire head to the Earth-planet. A considerable
    • Further, when we consider the periphery of the Earth, and fit
    • surrounding the Earth as air permeated by the Sun's warmth and
    • the atmosphere of the Earth.’ The Earth opens herself to the
    • those ancient times, experienced the region of the Earth on
    • would feel some portion of the surface of the Earth as his own;
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    • various epochs. In the first part of my lecture I attempted to
    • There below was this realm that for us has become the earthly
    • spirits of water and of earth. This was Asia. Asia meant the
    • water, earth, air and fire. And sleep brought him again other
    • ‘sleep away’ the ordinary earthly existence, we enter the realm
    • elemental spirits of the earth, water, air and fire, — in
    • lives in the whole planetary system belonging to the Earth.
    • itself, it is drawing me away from earthly existence. He did
    • it artificially in himself. He had to develop it out of the
    • large part of Asia, is really the product of a much later
    • early civilisation of Asia. The farther we go back into
    • differences between different parts of the inhabited Earth have
    • earth, had it not been for these terrible wars and struggles
    • about on Earth with very nearly the perception of the kingdoms
    • of the Earth which is possessed by modern man; they felt it,
    • the Gods in a God-bereft earthly substance.
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    • befell the Earth in the time commonly known as the later Ice
    • particularly strong in the Atlantean period, namely, the
    • were on the Earth; in those ancient times the
    • were in earlier times. Thus did heaven and earth work together
    • him, penetrate him and become part of him. In that earlier age,
    • — part of him. So that at every moment of life he was
    • Epic of Gilgamesh has in part the character of a Saga, and so
    • the Earth and the Cosmos, physical and etheric
    • to say ‘I’ to the spirit-and-soul part of their being, in which
    • which was earthly and etheric in them. Such was the stage of
    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • beginning to lose their validity for the Earth. And so the
    • relatively late to the Earth from that planetary existence
    • which Earth-humanity led for a period, as you will find
    • withdrawn thither from the Earth at a very early stage of Earth
    • comparatively early to the Earth; thus at the time of which we
    • are speaking he had already experienced many Earth
    • planetary existence and only later found his way back to Earth.
    • my Stuttgart lectures of thirteen years ago.
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    • Earth-life or in the life between death and a new birth, in
    • experience of freedom. The farther we go back however into
    • had their part later in the historical evolution of the world
    • order now fully to understand the course of Earth evolution in
    • more particularly developed. When a man approached the statue,
    • of the Earth's winter, pictures that represented the winter of
    • the Earth. Thus was the pupil led to perceive Reality, in the
    • in a particularly intense manner, with the whole of his being,
    • the statue that is known as the Artemis (Diana) of Ephesus.
    • raised himself out of mere earthly life, raised himself up into
    • the starting-point for the pupil of Ephesus.
    • certain far-off time the Earth itself worked in that way; only
    • the Earth like an atmosphere. And as to-day the air passes over
    • kind of air-element, and downwards into a kind of earthly
    • fluid element, so in the Earth the Earth-formations, the
    • Earth-forces sprang into existence, all the forces that work
    • and seethe within the Earth. And above, in the airy element the
    • work creatively in the earthly substance.
    • creative cosmic thought, and downward to the Earth-forces
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    • remember that in considering the part played by Alexander
    • truths to their pupils. The farther back we go in time, the
    • guide the events and phenomena of Earth. The Gods were
    • that quarter — as we to-day feel how the wind blows from
    • wood and reaching downwards far and wide into the Earth with
    • herbs and flowers, the trees that take firm hold into the Earth
    • this slight connection with the Cosmos. Through the airy part
    • of Earth existence. But as long as I bore the plants within me,
    • while I was still that Adam Cadmon who embraced the whole Earth
    • as big as the whole Earth, and then to separate off, to
    • earlier stage of our evolution; and the Earth has received
    • them. The Earth it is that has lent them root, and has given
    • comes from the Earth. But the whole plant-nature as such has
    • the Earth. In this way man felt an intimate and near
    • his way rightly and come to his true place on the Earth by
    • Earth; then gave them over to her that she might receive them
    • into her bosom. For the plants he was upon Earth the Mediator
    • of the Gods, the Mediator between the Gods and the Earth.
    • to the Earth from the World-All. The question of number does
    • becomes the plant-world separates off from man, the Earth
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    • into which only the highest part of our nature can find
    • Starting then from this world, the world that is a kind of
    • earthly Devachan, earthly Spirit-land, — for the physical
    • up. The individual of the East felt himself part of a
    • continuous divine process. The Gods had their purposes in Earth
    • to pass on the Earth below. The Gods worked on the will of men,
    • longing of man to partake, even in that late age, in the
    • pre-earthly existence, events that preceded the Earth period of
    • our own time, lives his life on Earth entirely outside the
    • The Earth is no longer Asia, the lowest of the Heavens, the
    • Earth is a world for itself, and the Heavens are far away, dim
    • such ideas of Him. But by far the greater part of Western
    • of Golgotha found place on Earth was the way of external
    • it had to depart. Tradition developed in its stead, the Mystery
    • the old materialism — and a great part of mankind does
    • parts that this knowledge of Nature and insight into the Being
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    • part of his organism. What movement there is in our whole being
    • when we speak! We speak with our heart and with our lungs, we
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    • transition from the evolution more particularly of the
    • a part, perhaps not even the most important part, of all that
    • occur to him to go any farther. The earlier student of Nature
    • went farther. It was clear to him that when man uses his eye to
    • thought). Take any object on the Earth, outside the human
    • Earth, it has weight. We discover other forces working in the
    • forces work in it. These too are related to the earthly forces.
    • us substances that are subject to the earthly nature.
    • that are subject to the earthly nature.
    • coal. What is it in reality? In the neighbourhood of the Earth,
    • Earth, it would cease to be coal. What makes it coal is nothing
    • but the forces of the Earth. Thus you can say: Here is the
    • Earth, and the forces of the Earth are within it; but the
    • forces of the Earth are also in every single object that I find
    • here on the Earth. And the physical body of man, although of
    • to these physical forces of the Earth, the forces that come
    • from the centre of the Earth. The physical body of the human
    • the forces coming from the centre of the Earth.
    • there are other forces on the Earth besides. These other forces
    • come from the whole environment of the Earth, from the far
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    • who were present will remember how it took its start from
    • in Nature on Earth, and led from these up to the spiritual
    • then to bring the human heart, the human soul and spirit in
    • earthly into the distant stellar spaces, wherein the spiritual
    • in history and that can speak powerfully to the human heart
    • Earth in a physical body. Many and varied kinds of Gods were
    • human hearts and the good Gods, and this intimate relationship
    • part of the Gods, a jealousy concerning man. Over and over
    • the surface of the Earth. But it was done with courage and
    • of the Gods lives and moves upon Earth. For the instructions of
    • body which your physical eyes can see. The centre of the Earth
    • look around you at your environment on Earth. Behold the
    • stones! They can exist on Earth by themselves, they are at home
    • preserve this form by virtue of the Earthly forces. Look at the
    • crystal; it bears its form within it. The Earth enables it to
    • dissolved in dust. The Earth has no power over your physical
    • configuration; but the Earth has no power to maintain the form
    • physical body is not of the Earth, it is of high spirituality.
    • of your physical body. Not to the Earth, but to the highest
    • physical body of yours belong. The Earth can destroy it, but
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    • going on not only on the Earth — I am quoting the notice
    • — not only earthly impulses — demand something from
    • the spiritual world, not on the Earth. Our striving here is to
    • course of historical evolution in order that hearts could be
    • yet to stream into the earthly world, which are not derived
    • from that world itself. Everything for which the earthly world
    • the earthly world, the impulses for it must be brought from the
    • Earth. One could encounter one's fellow men on the Earth in the
    • responsibility on the part of those who possess it. One often
    • and enter that world with the concepts imparted to them by the
    • life on Earth.
    • be unable to bring any mental vigour into the next earthly
    • ideas in their future earthly life; and all thinking, all
    • ideation would vanish from the Earth. A diseased, purely
    • instinctive human race would people the Earth. Evil feelings
    • the human beings living to-day appear on Earth in new
    • incarnations, the Earth will become barbaric. Human beings will
    • able to contemplate the earthly world and also to understand it
    • already directed to the super-sensible world during your earthly
    • what our friends have understood in their hearts and that the
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    • proceeded as an inner artistic consequence, from the
    • start with, Anthroposophy claims to be a knowledge of the
    • With regard to these opinions, which I have given only in part,
    • everywhere, ever farther and farther, even into the most
    • heart-action, disturbances in the organism, are
    • particularly the will that, upon waking, is projected
    • earth, we should see the world in a sort of dream-form. We have
    • course; but we must start from a definite point of view. So we
    • something which does not exist in the earth-life at all, either
    • know that with this thinking life we go farther down than the
    • we get a really tableau-like retrospect of our whole earth-life
    • earth-life up to this moment lies spread out in mighty pictures
    • get continuous pictures of this earth-life almost to the time
    • whatever region of the earth he had this experience. The part a
    • previous earth-life as moving in a universal world, like unto
    • that one which unites him as earth-man with the surrounding
    • now we can go farther. If a man has acquired this ability to
    • less, and the farther we go the quieter it becomes. If we
    • from raging noise to outer silence. But now I can go farther.
    • Then our wealth is zero. But we can go still farther; we can go
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    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 2.
    • The Bridge between the Ideal and the Real Part 2.
    • Intuition, therefore we feel ourselves as earthly human beings
    • the whole of earthly humanity, from the very start of earthly
    • evolution to the very end of Earth-life. In that way we can feel
    • ourselves as members of the entire earthly humanity. Of course, we
    • feeling, of belonging to the entire earthly humanity, for it
    • the present incarnation for the next; from this earthly
    • existence they pass over into the next earthly existence.
    • must sink and vanish like dreams. At the end of the earth our
    • senses, will, when the earth reaches the Venus-condition, be
    • Demons, as for the most part they were. And that rests on the fact
    • Spiritual Beings work into the earthly events and arrange and
    • ordain what man does on the Earth. Therefore man of old was
    • Man felt that his arrangements on Earth were Divine arrangements.
    • Earth to each other to be a copy of the Hierarchies in the
    • theocracy was lost, in which man still knew that the earthly
    • earth; one came to command and the other to obey. Abstractions
    • start by some calculation that A, will win and B will not, —
    • war if we knew from the start, as in an experiment in a chemical
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    • Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science.
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    • conscious life of the spirit by observing what part this
    • in summertime, when the earth is budding and sprouting. No!
    • the earth itself as spiritual being wakes when towards autumn
    • the earth is fully awake. During summer, during the budding
    • earth. The Earth-Spirit sleeps during the summer and during
    • with what in earth-evolution should call up the fullest
    • manes knowledge proceeded more from his participation in the
    • sleeping condition of the earth, when his soul had to sink
    • into the sleeping Earth-soul in order to have Imagination,
    • dreaming spirit of the earth. The Christmas festival
    • signifies a conscious union with the waking Earth-spirit. It
    • mighty Earth-being sleeps and wakes, taking the whole year
    • nature, we build up into our artistic creations. Strictly
    • speaking, we do this in all works of art. We do just the same
    • Earth-spirit, then we come to the following conclusion - that
    • blossoms. What goes on outside in the earth goes on in
    • soul has departed, it perceives the body as a budding,
    • life of the earth. When we consider the life of the earth and
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the Artistic Lifestyle,
    • of the Artistic Lifestyle,
    • “The Problem of Death in Connection with the Artistic
    • outlook of spiritual science. I should like to start from
    • cosmos. He would explain heaven, earth, and hell out of this
    • formative forces of everything belonging to our heart,
    • if the formative forces of these material parts of man
    • that the spirit-soul part is here seen to be especially
    • parts a man — the ego and astral body down to the
    • this part of the spirit-soul nature of man which is, or can
    • the heart, arms and hands. This raising or up-lifting of
    • “HEAD-CLAIRVOYANCE”. The up-lifting of the material heart-organ
    • clairvoyance, the heart — or
    • various kingdoms of the earth; whereas head-clairvoyance
    • more we approach the future of our evolution on earth, the
    • the spiritual-psychic part of man is loosened, and thus
    • raised out of the rest of his being. Here in the lower part
    • part of the head from the physical instrument, and is able to
    • place himself with this spiritual-psychic head-part in the
    • stomach-clairvoyance. In this, we start from that
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    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • take it into himself, to take part in it, not to pass through
    • recognised that the impulse of interest is particularly
    • Chaldaic-Egyptian age, there still existed in a large part of
    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • have mentioned, and it is now particularly necessary that the
    • able to consider reverently that the ideas imparted to us are
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • happened. No man should make a statement, or impart anything
    • travel, the lust of sensation on the part of man, everything
    • part of the soul of which we have to speak in Anthroposophy
    • The virtue which is the particular emblem for this part of
    • gemut indicates the mid-part of the human soul, the
    • part that is mutvoll, full of mut, Courage,
    • Shakespeare shows how love, or warmth of heart, causes harm,
    • descended into earthly evolution; His impulses, His
    • descend to this earth? In order that through what He has to
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • men, in the present condition of the earth's evolution, you
    • for the mission of the earth, then that mission could not be
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    • Today I shall take as my point of departure something that
    • important world events were part of the life in his home, and
    • of Roman art that represented what is essentially Roman, there
    • took its point of departure in mystical — one might say,
    • his day. Up to that time Goethe had learned to revere that art
    • the earth, belongs among the finest descriptions of occult
    • — evidences at once, as Goethe forms it into a work of art,
    • humanity. As artist or poet, he cannot be compared with Dante,
    • that strange individual who participated in so many events of
    • the sixteenth century, but whose part in them was of such a
    • into contact with every possible kind of person and took part
    • takes part in one event, is wholly involved in it and expresses
    • he has bound himself by an oath not to take any further part in
    • reflect the dramatic art as revealed to him through the reading
    • life of the soul existing apart from external life, and for
    • This life still permeated a large part of the cultured world in
    • call Siegwart,
    • taken possession of a large part of educated society. In the
    • same time became a work of art. After he had finished
    • disguises, and this Goethe also really lived artistically. We
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    • French officers were quartered in his father's house during the
    • contact with painting and the art of the theater while scarcely
    • more than a child. His later inclination to art is thus glibly
    • the way in which he unites his views of art, the world, and
    • nature and has always behind his artistic fantasy the
    • particles in their brains had been different. According to this
    • events is one thing and the participation of an individual in
    • we study the first part of Goethe's life up to the year 1775,
    • known that after his death his heart was found to be dried up,
    • his earthly life also brought the impulse so to prepare his
    • the living into a work of art.
    • he later reduced to artistic form in Werther. His own
    • his etheric body, life is transformed into a work of art. But
    • the earliest parts of Faust, of that wisdom that is
    • Monologue in the Study, Spirit of the Earth
    • longer possible. He needed something like a damper, a partial
    • assiduously, he could refresh himself by partially sleeping off
    • particularly interest them. Tired they certainly are not. The
    • artist and his special experience.
    • see, a writer who is not an artist can produce a drama
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    • reflections from another point of departure. In spiritual
    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • scientific facts. But the truth is that we give only a part of
    • only part of anything we describe. We always need to seek light
    • from other sources in order to properly illumine the part of
    • does not belong to the head but to other parts of his
    • lights the other side of the earth. So, likewise, is it day in
    • place in him only during earthly existence and is, therefore,
    • and even of the earth. It is for this reason that the vivid
    • wrong; in part, it is in these matters that contemporary views
    • seen and cause the animal to recognize him, even apart from the
    • instilled in things, and when one thinks of an animal as part
    • Through the complications of his particular karma, Goethe was
    • epochs really knew what a certain part of their being is going
    • conceptions of everyday life, but these particular experiences
    • entire being. Goethe partook much more in the happenings of
    • foundation may be created for a further evolution of the earth.
    • Earth times; that is, through the fact that a broad stream
    • Moon periods is necessary to every individual on earth, so it
    • of course, that the earth is earth at present, but if we could
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    • earth. They will be so modified that man must, out of his own
    • mission in the evolution of earth could be carried out almost
    • outside the earth. I have told you that at certain times — we
    • who guided the earth from extraterrestrial regions, and what
    • that our earth is especially fitted to receive ideas into its
    • explained how the earth is awake during the winter and that
    • waking state. At that time the aura of the earth is permeated,
    • interwoven, with thoughts. We may say that the earth is
    • permeated, interwoven, with thoughts. We may say that the earth
    • summer the earth sleeps, so it is not possible then to find
    • certain thoughts in it. In winter the earth is awake, and most
    • wide awake at Christmas; then the earth's aura is
    • will of the cosmos for our earthly events from them.
    • the earth's aura. By putting these individuals into contact
    • with the earthly thoughts that gave expression to the cosmic
    • remain in a particularly worthy position and who should be
    • on earth has already occurred. During the fourth post-Atlantean
    • the will of the cosmos shall penetrate earthly conditions in
    • in earthly life from the various vocations of men — to use a
    • grasp these deeper connections and impart to the intellectual
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    • indefinable tendency toward pessimism, a partial weariness of
    • consciousness represents only a small part of what comprises
    • also include the demonic as part of the subconscious life of
    • part of the soul. Nonetheless, the most perverted findings must
    • repeated lives on earth. Yet the psychoanalysts attempt to
    • single life on earth, and it is not surprising that the picture
    • earth. He or she would then perhaps discover that certain
    • hindered that particular life plan from coming to fruition.
    • birth, playing its true role only in the next life on earth. It
    • predestined for it in the next earthly life; this it could not
    • have done in this present earthly life because of other
    • connected with his earthly life — indeed, with his present
    • of earlier stages of the evolution of the earth and is
    • grow in a particular soil before grain has been grown there. In
    • through the portal of death into the next development on earth.
    • have had to correct his son, but in this particular case it was
    • remaining in the soul from living experiences, particularly
    • all, to be sure, but a great part of what causes a human being
    • him or her to walk in a particular way such as with a firm step
    • said, not all, but a great part of what thus appears in the
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    • to some particulars.
    • of this true-hearted and extraordinarily prolific Swabian.
    • that he had never seen a map before a particular age has
    • beginnings tending toward attaining a particular view of the
    • endeavors will be a point of departure for true energetic,
    • has sung with warm, loving heart of these amazing mechanical
    • sentiment in this heart. On the one hand, he is a man fully
    • different complexities of life in their artistic creation than
    • interesting novella, really a contemporary work of art. Just
    • remained for the most part dilettantish because the
    • Nowadays one comes upon particular fields everywhere of which
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    • we shall still come to the parts of our lectures that have more
    • something destined not only to have significance for our earth,
    • but to evolve as the earth passes through the states of
    • its mind to a recognition of repeated earth lives and the
    • recognized that the consideration of this particular time is of
    • those characteristics that enable him to impart traits to his
    • matter. Here upon the earth the human being perceives through
    • culture can decide to reckon with repeated earthly lives,
    • knows the laws that are connected with repeated earthly lives
    • life on earth runs in cycles: it takes its cyclic course in
    • confronted life with full participation. Indeed, I have already
    • — to ascend to an understanding of repeated earthly lives and
    • standpoint of repeated earthly lives. Because of their failure
    • to accept repeated earthly lives, they contributed much toward
    • environment. Such was John Stuart Mill,
    • earthly lives into account. He could admit such knowledge as we
    • certain part of this knowledge, but it is soon to be made
    • from ancient atavistic tradition and then publish articles in
    • imparting publicly the content of mystery teachings to human
    • spiritual science will impart to us certain ideas and concepts
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    • through repeated earthly lives, the destiny of man, which is
    • correctly in the light of repeated earthly lives.
    • son of an actual princely personality of that particular state.
    • comfortable in that particular city and university. The
    • discoveries, for which others claimed part of the credit as was
    • had little time to pay attention to the impulses of his heart.
    • grace's letter was heartily welcome, first, because it lets me
    • throughout the best part of my life, I have labored even to
    • can in great part save, since I obtain a large supplementary
    • immense importance for the evolution of the earth, but it has
    • great significance for the earth. What, then, was the substance
    • of what I first related? It was his personal fate. Apart from
    • earthly discoveries, it was his personal fate, the misery he
    • into consideration the teaching of repeated earthly lives. In
    • his previous earthly life. When we wish to decide what is
    • individual, they could be applied to the art of poetry, and in
    • the great law of repeated earthly lives.
    • views that have spread over the entire earth in the second half
    • In particular, you will find in it a neat definition of women
    • and howls in a particular way when it is at the seashore; it
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    • mineral, and elemental kingdoms within the earthly world. It is
    • establish harmony among men on earth; thus they are also, in a
    • earthly lives.
    • have come all the way down to man. In his earthly existence
    • and direct man's repeated earthly lives. But the modern
    • individual through repeated earthly lives. Let us grasp the
    • gain an insight into much that plays a part in the present.
    • letting them work upon us. By this, our hearts and souls may be
    • broadened to extend over the entire evolution of the earth,
    • destructive forces in earthly evolution whose influences extend
    • especially on the part of people who utter all sorts of pretty
    • changed in the course of earthly evolution and that an
    • this inner force. But another power then entered into earthly
    • archangel since He not only united men here on earth in
    • saying in connection with repeated earthly lives, as we wish to
    • Although they lie far apart, perhaps we might discover in our
    • to become what he ought as an earthly human being. For many
    • placing humans on the earth. What really happens when man makes
    • later a dot was placed over it) is the principal part even of
    • the other part even though it is the dot that makes the letter.
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    • Being signifies for the earth, we must first acquaint ourselves
    • evolution of the earth. But, as we know, everything that occurs
    • earthly evolution of humanity, let us first consider this
    • now a relatively short period of earthly time since we cannot
    • say, in various regions of the earth we find religious cults
    • cults are customary (cf. chart on p. 194).
    • the ancestor had once died and had left the earth as a highly
    • on earth, the memory of his etheric body continued for a long
    • particularly with those belonging to the hierarchy of the
    • archai, the spirits of time. Since this particular ancestor was
    • angels, but to man. In order to save men from praying to earthly
    • higher spirits no longer belonging to the earthly or even
    • meet us, something not to be understood by earthly human means.
    • restored to him through the appearance of Christ on earth. Read
    • really imparted to every individual human being through the fact
    • that Christ was on earth.
    • in every earthly human being, even if he is a sinner or a
    • with sinners so that we shall recognize in every earthly human
    • in common spreads as an aura over the entire earth when we vow
    • partially possible. In this ascent the possibility is lost to
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  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture I
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    • which I should particularly like to point.
    • planets are connected with our earth and with it revolve
    • less self-evident. It was particularly natural for him to
    • had particularly to concern themselves with shrouding the
    • colored as it was by Rome, had the particular task of
    • of the various spheres has for his particular sphere, let us
    • of such knowledge, concerning the particular qualities of the
    • antiquity. It is the part of these men to take all this on
    • regard to the particular qualities of the Egyptian people and
    • Stewart Chamberlain is continually uttering rubbish about the
    • the most false is right in some particular — but what
    • can go to sleep who has undertaken to play a part in the
    • and of substance. That has grown very near to man's heart. It
    • the Venus age. We know that after the Earth evolution there
    • different incarnations, so the earth finds itself as Jupiter,
    • descended to earth. In those olden times Christ was seen to
    • be united with the cosmos; he was seen outside the earth.
    • the earth, the spiritual being who before the mystery of
    • Golgotha was not bound up with man on earth. Then He
    • the path to Him — it was a long path of martyrdom.
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    • off like a ball as the head part. Things are not so
    • physical nature, we should have to show him thus: Head part
    • be drawn out longwise. With the head part, with what is here
    • circle) This spiritual part of the head is a young spiritual
    • the most part inside the physical head. It is therefore
    • belongs to the breast man. Thus the partition in reality is
    • actual man, man on earth, is in a sense breast-man. And
    • are particularly present in it that have remained there since
    • the old Sun — the second stage of earth-evolution. Our
    • formative principles today projected into the earth-sphere,
    • middle-man, the breast-man is what makes man of the earth,
    • and where the principles of becoming earthly are mainly in
    • in their development, and will not be so until the earth has
    • this third part of man's nature, the extremities-man.) Thus
    • earth evolution, and in so far as we are extremity man we
    • particularly instructive about what he will carry out, where
    • of the saga is that a definite place exists on earth where
    • cultures repeated lives on earth treated as a fact. This is
    • heart beat even is when in fact all the functions of man's
    • thorax, his middle part, are in order, the consciousness of
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    • cultural life of the earth giving men, in conformity with the
    • particular kind of — if I may so express
    • become empty and in certain parts more than empty, that this
    • You see how this part I am now drawing lies beyond the
    • this physical man consists of lungs, heart, liver, gall and
    • (red). That would be part of the man of soul-and-spirit who
    • gives this part of him.
    • should have to call soul-life. As you know, a certain part of
    • color,this lilac, and forms in man a part of his
    • throughout earthly time to come to correct concepts of these
    • development in time. Many mysteries lie in this particular
    • what as mineral substance, fluid or partly solid — the
    • smallest part solid — fills out what is invisible
    • material thoughts into the earth. This brings it about that
    • earth. That is what it seems; in reality the metamorphosis of
    • Universe, Earth and Man,
    • arrived at a concept that now played a certain part in the
    • part of this substance remains so that it can again pass over
    • pass over anew to the children. And another part of the germ
    • concepts; and it was particularly the case with the concepts
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  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 1: Influence of the human will upon the course of economic life
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    • Study Evening in Stuttgart15th September, 1920.
    • needs of consumption aseconomic starting points. Necessary
    • particularly, one cannot but remember that there are quite a
    • everything as part of a chain of external cause and effect,
    • individual; but this is not the case. And in particular any
    • [The Branch-House, No. 70 Landhausstr., in Stuttgart;
    • the will of these particular persons; and it is to
    • instance, takes a particular form of economic life, and
    • occurring every five years within a particular area, that
    • specific article produced. People clung to their specific
    • together with one's specific article of output. By
    • particular business. One doesn't take into account in the least any special
    • qualification in the article, insofar as it is an article of consumption;
    • disposition plays a part too in Production; but here the
    • psychic factor is the causative one. If I produce an article
    • consume one article or the other, — all this acts as a
    • economic thinking, — in particular as regards
    • particular species of production. He knows — for he is
    • (to take an extreme case), that this is an article Which is
    • for work, and the manufacture of particular kinds of
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  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 2: On Propaganda of the Threefold Social Order
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    • Evening in Stuttgart9th June, 1920.
    • wide a discussion as possible of the particular subjects
    • especially at heart, and which may seem needful for the
    • what I say to-day may be apart from the general context; but
    • particular importance.
    • of how one thinks of arranging every detail in one particular
    • started our propaganda here, we began, as you know, by
    • definite price for any particular article is the only
    • economic life. In other words: a definite article must be
    • obtainable for a definite price within any particular set of
    • attended for the greater part by working men only. The
    • short, we met with some understanding amongst the particular
    • questions from the regulation party shibboleths; and then
    • at headquarters; they must know all about it! — And so,
    • find there, with the crazy things in the party-programmes.
    • The party-programmes of the fourteen parties just elected to
    • technician, they go hawking about the old, old party
    • shibboleths and party-programmes; and the real practical
    • is buzzing in some particular bonnet, and is supposed to be
    • systems to be adopted in one or other department. Anyone who
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • immediately be aware of two facts. Apart from approaching such
    • Such questions as we have before us today are of particular
    • and particularly its method of thinking are more of a hindrance
    • directed their particular way of thinking to what goes on
    • are very good in parts and which deal with the border-area
    • Because of my profession I am attracted by one particular book
    • giving attention to my partner in the proper way. So even at
    • at least part of what lives in our ordinary consciousness, but
    • into our soul life in this way in the physical body, the part
    • Yes or No to a particular action, to decide to do it or to
    • boundary. We have to start with these two points.
    • my starting point, and purely on the basis of observation
    • consciousness we are part of the world in which the
    • two particular respects we have to be able to differentiate
    • from the start much too stupid to be able to grasp anything
    • middle of sleep and see our bodies lying there apart from our
    • start with matter and do not stop halfway, however rabid a
    • Whether we start from matter or from spirit is not important.
    • different parts — the head with the senses and the
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • times as ours this is particularly important. History should
    • over the whole earth demand judgment from us. We must know what
    • different aspects of this, starting from the various
    • to study the particular way in which these two looked at
    • from all sides, even in the primitive art that has come down to
    • which the constitution of the soul came to expression in art,
    • which a higher kind of understanding becomes particularly
    • have been particularly interested by this parallel phenomenon
    • It is particularly important from one viewpoint because Wilson,
    • historical approach primarily to art, in which, however, his
    • where something unconscious plays a part, where the human being
    • decay. We find the part of life that becomes dead in historical
    • awake only in part. Beneath the surface of our waking life is
    • else emerge that can see into the part of the human being that
    • into the part where our ordinary consciousness no longer
    • would like to take as my starting point the fact that Karl
    • from such people as the British who have been particularly
    • will be ready to evolve their particular kind of soul which at
    • happening all over the earth. And also a deeper understanding
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • given at Stuttgart, Germany, April 24, 1918)
    • serious investigation of man has always taken as its starting
    • knowledge from a particularly human viewpoint, that is, he was
    • particular way so it becomes quite a different power in the
    • Knowledge of Higher Worlds and also in the second part
    • consist in taking particular mental images into the
    • of super-sensible worlds. In particular we notice that in
    • particular path. It leads him to realize that memory, as it
    • can we extract that part of the thinking that leads to memory
    • more artificially if we wish to rise to an investigation of the
    • has naturally to appear at a particular moment. The scientific
    • Higher Worlds and in the second part of my Occult
    • that the activity of our senses disappears in a particular
    • order without any direction on our part — it would serve
    • soul. He discovers this when in undertaking a particular
    • this without any effort on our part, but now we no longer need
    • person who has an open heart and mind for what surrounds him in
    • the world rises as if out of the ground, the earth, of the pain
    • earth of existence. It is this experience of pain which makes
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • starts from that scientific seriousness and conscientious
    • exactitude which have been developed particularly in the
    • understanding of the simplest human heart, and the practical
    • leaves open. Anthroposophy has to contemplate with particular
    • cannot comprehend more of the human being than that part of it
    • starting point for genuine research. Having learned about the
    • other powers also which could be unfolded from some starting
    • deepest, most essential part of the human soul, will also be in
    • achieved through practice; I have described particular
    • gaze. The entire earthly life appears in a mighty single
    • Otherwise this earthly life can be reached by memory, but to
    • place on earth. It is not as if we had particular events before
    • back as we can see in our earthly lives.
    • with all our strength, a particular faculty of soul is acquired
    • reveals itself during this earthly life as something constantly
    • inner, etheric, earthly manhood, our body of formative
    • point: Anyone who remembers an earthly event has perhaps a
    • is within the body. Time itself is part of the experience, as
    • with the memory of earthly events. The impression itself
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    • The themes of the six articles included here, are in direct connection
    • Lecture given at Stuttgart, Germany, April 25, 1918)
    • centuries, and particularly in the 19th century and our
    • this for many years now, even in this city. It is particularly
    • which it disciplines the inner life of the soul in the art of
    • And so you will allow me to start with the course of scientific
    • hopes placed in natural science, particularly in the 19th
    • formulation of particular ideas about the world of the smallest
    • particles: atoms and molecules. Even if people think
    • particles, it would not be long before the way would be found
    • investigating the nature of the smallest physical particle, the
    • that is possible to know about the smallest particles that can
    • this process of division into the very smallest particles, the
    • the smallest particles. And honest scientific progress will
    • show more and more by penetrating into the smallest particles
    • This is what I wanted to say, to start with. I shall come back
    • here on the earth, so that when instead of looking into the
    • natural science and in particular in feeling deep admiration
    • they may be for particular purposes, however necessary they may
    • perceptive consciousness, where he becomes a part of a real,
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    • for the very reason that all that is of the nature of Art
    • itself “artistic” and would consequently be out
    • words, because what we here call the Art of Eurhythmy is
    • derived from sources hitherto unfamiliar to the world of Art,
    • and makes use of an artistic language whose forms are
    • the Art of Movement in Space carried out by individuals and
    • Art, having as its instrument Man himself, and its movements
    • forms the basis of this Art. Everything that we do here is
    • founded an Goetheanism, and Eurhythmic Art is just one detail
    • Art. So that if we turn what exists in principle and as Idea
    • obvious, of course, that there will be opposition to an Art
    • artistic medium, by a different form of speech. Hence, as you
    • recited and the real artistic content of it is translated
    • how Eurhythmy in this somewhat inartistic age may be able to
    • develop a true artistic understanding and rendering of
    • But the real artistic value of poetry is not determined by
    • care must be taken that they shall bring out the artistic
    • understanding of the art of recitation as it existed in
    • epochs which were truly artistic. It is interesting in this
    • recitation because the art of recitation must accompany that
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    • This lecture is really not a part of the English published series,
    • This lecture is really not a part of the English published series,
    • true view of the world when we consider the earth and indeed
    • regard man as being part of the world — and visualise the
    • part in the present concept of nature.
    • placed on the earth through birth, and by means of the
    • earth, they can judge of everything real; and they will then
    • otherwise the earth simply faces its downfall.
    • far enough back in the evolution of the earth, we find man is
    • not rooted in earthly existence itself; for before the
    • evolution of the earth, he had already undergone a long
    • earthly existence. Now it is a fact that, because of this
    • descent of man into earthly existence, there has been taken
    • earth. You will see this better if you go into those chapters in
    • civilisation of the different earthly races, you may say:
    • That what the human beings of the different races upon earth
    • different races to the external conditions of the earth. We
    • consider the relationship between the Russian and his earth.
    • century. Artificially, as I might say, like plants in a
    • will be differentiated all over the earth according to their
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    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • earth life can be studied, with all that belongs to it. We
    • will keep this in mind to-day from one particular point of
    • man has passed his life on earth in a succession of
    • during such times he is himself more withdrawn from the Earth
    • withdrawn from the Earth of to stand in a more intimate
    • connection with the Earth, signifies also certain
    • vision the Earth appears as it presents itself to the
    • again, that which appears to us as being outside the Earth,
    • that which shines down on to our Earth as the world of the
    • What appears to us as the Earth filled with
    • external physical Earth, we develop especially our life
    • the earthly point of view, is also the view presented to our
    • which appears simply externally to us here on Earth as the
    • what, while we are on Earth, simply reveals its external
    • to the Earth as will as when we look up to the Cosmos, in so
    • the path of complete human development. Here on Earth between
    • birth and death we may become too allied to the Earth; we
    • impulse to become too much related to the earthly powers,
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
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    • 1919 at Stuttgart. They are lectures 16 and 17 of 17 lectures in the
    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • Stuttgart, 8th September, 1919
    • should particularly like to speak of all that, as far as its
    • that I shall not have anything particularly out of the common
    • the lead in any particular sphere — that these men know
    • heart.
    • particular importance, my dear friends, to understand this
    • allowed even to speak of the spirit? In part it is due to
    • periods of the evolution of the Earth. Man has always been in
    • body — No, it will not be so. For the rest of earthly
    • particular interest in concerning themselves with man. People
    • hierarchical order this particular interest is wiped out. Man
    • that; we have to turn to what in this life on earth man bears
    • within him as fruits of past earthly lives. We must approach
    • speak of man being gifted for any particular thing through
    • make a start with a new kind of education. This will help to
    • change what is a dead science of education into a living art
    • — and you not only find inside: some particular class
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • Stuttgart, 8th September, 1919
    • who are able to take seriously to heart all that the call
    • heart — not up to the stars!
    • stream of materialistic culture in every department of life,
    • particular peculiarities of the Protestant or Catholic
    • from what he was in earlier periods of the Earth evolution.
    • found in the Earth. When the great Atlantean flood had
    • evolution, the forward evolution of the bodily part of man
    • Earth-evolution there will be no further evolution of the
    • particular point of view. It is for this reason that at the
    • account that which a man has within him because this Earth
    • heart of that which must be proclaimed as spiritual truth at
    • is not possible for man directly to participate in the
    • give any weight to discussions from such quarters except of
    • systems into a living art of education. And a truth which is
    • that means that we may find a starting point for an
    • living forces of spiritual knowledge into human hearts and
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 2
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    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • FROM EARTH CONSCIOUSNESS
    • September 28, 1919Stuttgart
    • like to speak about today will be best explained if I start
    • what bordered on it, a part of Asia and a portion of Africa,
    • as it were, has developed into an Earth
    • consciousness, that the surface of the Earth as it were,
    • surface of the Earth to be of a spherical shape. Speaking for
    • Earth consciousness as a development out of a territorial
    • Earth came to be built up, a mathematical-geometrical
    • conceived of that which is outside and beyond the Earth in
    • which is beyond the Earth and can be perceived b by men in
    • which is beyond the Earth in such poetic phantasy as was the
    • conceive of the Earth as s great sphere in universal space,
    • and to embrace what is beyond the Earth by mathematical and
    • world picture of what is beyond the Earth, is really only
    • possibility of investigating what is beyond the Earth with
    • epoch, has developed an Earth consciousness, so from now
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • being necessary an his part. By no means is it so. A man may
    • can they lead to the heart of reality. It is merely a
    • certain extent also, in the animal kingdom, but apart
    • “Heaven and Earth” — the world of external
    • individual human being. “Heaven and Earth will pass
    • further the Progress of earthly existence and the whole
    • evolution of the earth, he must receive the Spiritual into
    • Earth.
    • the functioning of the human brain, of the human heart? I
    • of the views held by modern science is that the human heart
    • shall never understand the essential nature of the heart we
    • heart is the outward expression of this; the movement reveals
    • itself in the heart. To say in accordance with modern science
    • that the heart drives the blood into the Body, is rather like
    • — it is the expression and nothing more. The heart is
    • through the body; the heart is inserted into and is the
    • for knowledge which alone can promote the earthly evolution
    • repeat certain remarks made a short time ago. In Stuttgart we
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  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • series entitled, Art and the Experiencing of Art,
    • Art and the Experiencing of Art,
    • Its Realisation Through Art
    • general but above all out of a deep feeling for art, that
    • her worthiest exponent — art.” Without sacrificing
    • what he said by adding: “The man to whom art begins to
    • art and the experiences we can have, and may frequently have
    • had, in connection with art, in the way we like to relate
    • perceptive feeling for art and the creations of art it is
    • reveal, through art, the super-physical,. But it becomes very
    • difficult to approach art either perceptively or creatively
    • feeling: Anyone wishing in art for the physical alone can
    • which may indeed be raised to the level of art but can never
    • become true art. And it can well be said that it reflects a
    • desire for the embodiment of an idea, for the artistic
    • world-conception poetically, or through pictorial art, is not
    • a state of barbarism in man's life of feeling Art itself,
    • realistic world-conception art must exhibit all manner of
    • life. It is precisely because art is obliged to introduce
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  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Art and the Experiencing of Art,
    • Art and the Experiencing of Art,
    • The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the
    • connection exists between the impulses inherent in artistic
    • imagination, artistic creative power and appreciation, and
    • come across artists realise the fear, very prevalent among;
    • them, that artistic creative power might be disturbed by any
    • whence artistic imagination receives its impulses, such
    • that certain gifted artists whose creations suggest a kind of
    • imagination. Writers of fairy-tales or other artists who try
    • of resemblance between artistic creation, artistic
    • of view the argument that the artist ought not to allow his
    • essentials of the connection between artistic imagination and
    • connections of true artistic creation and appreciation with
    • artistic imagination and seership it is necessary to realise
    • creating out of artistic imagination or phantasy will
    • the reality takes place in all artistic activity. In artistic
    • active. The artist adheres to his perception of the external
    • world. In his artistic creation there remains the image of
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    • You live in the heart-lung-beat
    • For the will of Christ reigns in the earthly sphere
    • Into earthly evolution;
    • The poor shepherd hearts
    • Our hearts —
    • Our hearts beget,
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • for souls incarnated upon the earth to know in what sense the being
    • is the task of anthroposophical thought to prepare earthly culture and
    • to know how to maintain the cohesion of the different parts of his being
    • He has his head, and the other part of his organism. After death we
    • body of the next incarnation from the Earth. The head disappears,
    • learn what can only be learnt on Earth, namely the knowledge that is
    • much, and what we thus learn forms part of what is known as the substance
    • was also due to the fact that the area of the Earth inhabited by the
    • the Earth they knew absolutely nothing at all. Plato's knowledge concerning
    • the inner nature of the Good and the function of certain inner parts
    • Indians. In our age, when practically the whole Earth has been explored,
    • of the Divine, by the coming of Christ with His message to the Earth.
    • has made the Earth holy, they will also learn how to place their knowledge
    • of wheat which falls into the Earth and decays. Knowledge that is placed
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    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • take it into himself, to take part in it, not to pass through
    • recognised that the impulse of interest is particularly
    • Chaldaic-Egyptian age, there still existed in a large part of
    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • have mentioned, and it is now particularly necessary that the
    • able to consider reverently that the ideas imparted to us are
    • consider it the knowledge it imparts in such a way that we
    • happened. No man should make a statement, or impart anything
    • travel, the lust of sensation on the part of man, everything
    • part of the soul of which we have to speak in Anthroposophy
    • The virtue which is the particular emblem for this part of
    • gemut indicates the mid-part of the human soul, the
    • part that is mutvoll, full of mut, Courage,
    • Shakespeare shows how love, or warmth of heart, causes harm,
    • descended into earthly evolution; His impulses, His
    • descend to this earth? In order that through what He has to
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • men, in the present condition of the earth's evolution, you
    • for the mission of the earth, then that mission could not be
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    • human earth evolution.
    • evolutionary streams of human earthly existence: namely, first,
    • that part of the entire evolution of mankind which
    • preceded the Mystery of Golgotha, and second, that other part
    • the remainder of the earth period.
    • When we speak of the beginning of earth existence, of the
    • primeval epochs of the earth evolution of humanity during which
    • primeval earth language could only be comprehended by spiritual
    • us, where today we see only clouds and stars, the earthly life
    • regions descended in a spiritual manner to the human earth
    • beings and revealed themselves in such a way that the earth man
    • received, through the communications of these super-earthly
    • human beings, during their earth life, would not have been able
    • to fathom by themselves. In the beginning of earth existence
    • the course of earth evolution. And although we should not
    • we have already noted, the primeval earth man, in spite of his
    • the primeval periods of human earth evolution this state was
    • their attention also to the fact of birth. Earth life, in
    • became ever increasingly significant for the earthly man; for
    • of a psycho-spiritual existence during his sojourn on earth.
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    • more understandable. Today we shall proceed a little farther in this
    • a leading place in the earth's human evolution. We have to
    • distinguish in the course of our earth evolution those leading
    • developed with the humanity of our earth just as it is —
    • path in our earth evolution as the rest of humanity; they
    • farther back and find it again in another incarnation, and so
    • The greatest Avatar-Being Who has lived on earth, as you can
    • our earth at the beginning of our era, Who was incarnated
    • no benefit from the earthly embodiments. They only give; they
    • take nothing from the earth. But if you wish to understand
    • latter can have the most varied missions on our earth, but we
    • is the center that in the ancient Hebrew narrative a great part
    • Avatar-being participates in the constitution, the composition,
    • multiplied, of being split into many parts.
    • descent to earth of an Avatar-being has the significance,
    • on earth. Because the Avatar-Being
    • Christ Principle in the earth evolution, there occurred in
    • nor to any particular people; but when in the course of time a
    • farther, we come, let us say, into the period between the 11th
    • know as Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler,
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    • It was translated into English by Martha Keltz. It was James Gillen's wish
    • Translated by Martha Keltz.
    • It was translated into English by Martha Keltz. It was James Gillen's wish
    • English by Martha Keltz. It was James Gillen's wish that it be
    • the start want to prove anything by this comparison, but only
    • earthly life, but would constantly dream. Then we would fill
    • ourselves during our conscious life on earth with all the ideas
    • in our earthly life, could we not perhaps also, through further
    • something that was never in earthly life, to something that is
    • importance as the earthly human being — and it actually
    • has the I-sense — this is the human being as earth man,
    • a powerful tableau, an overview of our previous life on earth,
    • on earth. This is the first supernatural experience that the
    • human being can have, his own earth lives suddenly appearing
    • previous earth life. And if we compare what we see overall,
    • life on earth does not behave like an ordinary recollection,
    • but represents an overall Imagination of a previous earth life.
    • space-body ever since we have been on earth as human beings.
    • significance as an earthly human being; knows that it is
    • has the I-sensations as earthly man.
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • prejudice comes from religious quarters. There are people
    • hopes in human hearts, will prove too feeble and ineffective
    • to complete understanding. The followers of particular faiths
    • opinions, nor that the needs of humanity at a particular time
    • ignored. Human beings are destined to absorb into their heart
    • may not seem valid, but in the article it is
    • cultures; they have been suitable for their particular epoch.
    • success unless there is also a change of heart. A spiritual
    • took place in Stuttgart where weighty problems were
    • Stuttgart methods were discussed in detail concerning the way
    • answers to the heart's deepest questions turn to official
    • that particular time. The cult of Hermes arose in Egypt, in
    • needs of the human heart are understood.
    • state. It influences art, which belongs to the sphere of
    • that part of the human being constitutes the immortal being
    • that survives after death. Their task is to impart detailed
    • She was partially blind herself.
    • among the fainthearted, skeptical doubters will turn to those
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • go into what every commentator has said about this particular
    • wisdom is related to experience, particularly to painful
    • shall turn our attention to that which creates on earth its
    • only the young but also entire populations. These particular
    • penetrates all parts of the organism has the task to absorb
    • world to physical sight, represent only a part of their true
    • circulating fluid inner participation of its movement,
    • were to be transferred a mile or two above the earth's
    • formerly it participated dully in the life of the cosmos, it
    • itself in the system of heart and blood vessels, just as the
    • participates in their existence.
    • and Truth become part of a person's blood does he truly
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • Greece. He wanted to demonstrate, on the basis of Greek art
    • brought together, one of which the greater part of humanity
    • view we find expressed at the start of the biblical story of
    • No art form
    • large part of humanity as the greatest in history. The event
    • that divides our reckoning of time into two parts — the
    • magnitude, the profoundest hope takes root in human hearts.
    • of a tragedy. The poet can only create such a work of art if
    • belongs to the realm of art. The caricaturist distorts what
    • simile when we say that the artist as tragic poet goes out of
    • nature, which no other earthly being possesses. Spiritual
    • a vessel with water, part of which has cooled to below
    • unity once life has departed.
    • apart, it continually holds them together. Thus, life becomes
    • and incorporated while bodily particles deteriorate; it is
    • destructive elements back to the heart and lungs. What
    • partial death takes place in the living being, the process
    • partial destruction of the inner substances and forces. It is
    • seized upon only a small part of the human being, and through
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • planet, and that which will be a lower kingdom. The earth
    • on the previous planet. This illustrates how the earth is
    • stage we have reached on the earth. On the future planet
    • like ours. Earth evolution represents the cosmos of love; the
    • previous planet the cosmos of wisdom. On the earth love is to
    • hidden, permeates the foundation of earth existence;
    • heart and brain. The astral body most certainly is not at a
    • attacks the wise form of the heart. The astral body will need
    • the earth began when wisdom became permeated by love. As
    • today there is conflict on earth, so there were errors on the
    • who attain the goal of earth evolution will bring love over
    • into the earth evolution. Earthly humanity looks up to the
    • will look up to the gods as bringers of love. On earth,
    • the external world. They had earth-consciousness, but no
    • hearts of those who seek higher development. In order to have
    • to ours. The absolute good on one planet brings part of
    • itself as evil to a new planet. Evil is a necessary part of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • by the intellect is for spiritual science only part of their
    • lower part, which differs in shape from the physical. In
    • with the whole earth; in like manner is the astral body
    • that surrounds the earth.
    • with no other earthly being; the “I” makes a
    • bodies develop in each individual in a particular way from
    • the child's particular disposition.
    • beings were spiritual beings and had come down to earth from
    • had no particular sense.
    • artistic has a strong influence on the ether, as well as the
    • instrumental, is particularly important, especially for the
    • ether body. And there should be many objects of true artistic
    • can be traced back to the nursery. Inartistic lifeless toys
    • innermost recesses of their hearts, those around the child
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • in contrast to impartial, objective actions. Here we must
    • strive towards a particular goal. Those belonging to lower
    • is Schopenhauer's pessimistic view. He makes the Earth-Spirit
    • book Eduard von Hartmann concerns himself with the riddle of
    • firm structure so that he can walk about on the earth. It is,
    • own physical principle, whose particular task is to build up
    • part of the body's supporting structure and the culmination
    • Consequently the astral body consists of two parts, one that
    • recognize that we are subject to repeated lives on earth,
    • body is to become free so that it can emerge and participate
    • its allotted task is over in the later part of life,
    • one, the poison becomes an integral part of the organism.
    • himself and makes others strong to withstand that particular
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • merely allegory. If the teacher fully participates in the
    • that a person's character is formed partly by study and partly
    • by life. But school and education should not be something apart
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • body, particularly through higher impulses, especially of an
    • artistic nature. Under this influence the astral body divides
    • into two parts, one that is purified and one that is not.
    • purified parts become ever larger. The “I” also
    • everything within the astral body that still clings to earthy
    • expression of the Earth-Spirit's sadness or cheerfulness. For
    • is a poetic notion. The spirit of the earth is the foundation
    • of earth existence and is related to it as the above.
    • ennobled parts of the astral and ether body, and perhaps part
    • to say on this subject. He suffered from a partial cataract
    • startled that he grabbed a weapon.
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • and exaltation, or when life threatens to fall apart, a
    • of walking her dog in the evening. On one particular night
    • united with, not apart from, reality. At any moment it can
    • not bound to the particular, they are eternal living
    • without it resembling any particular plant. Such an image is
    • a particular substance.
    • the astral body of which it becomes a part, whereas
    • spirit of the earth. From this spiritual region the astral
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • starts his life an earth he is not a newly created entity; he
    • brings certain qualities with him. Repeated earth lives are
    • falling apart. But at death it leaves the physical body,
    • pleasure in what is beautiful, artistic and spiritual, will
    • experienced and has acquired during earthly life is
    • earthly experiences were transformed into abilities during
    • of each life on earth, a person adds something new to the
    • Heredity certainly plays a part, but only insofar as the
    • to spiritual sight, are not part of a person's own nature,
    • part. Emulation of relatives widens to become emulation of
    • part of the ether body. If the human being is to develop a
    • convictions. Artistic accomplishment, religious and moral
    • personal judgment plays a part. The astral extract a person
    • furthered if the early education was right, particularly as
    • faculties. A person's karma is particularly auspicious when
    • future organ and body-building forces; later they participate
    • particular may find this division oppressive; not, however,
    • particular sphere have developed.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • ( Faust, Part I, Night.
    • impart the holy secrets of existence to great masses of
    • Suffice it to say that today this rule has been partly
    • expressed as follows: Be truly part of the civilization and
    • of learning and inner development, adapted to the particular
    • goal. A start can always be made provided it is realized that
    • higher stages. From the start it must be made clear that,
    • Philosophy of Freedom are particularly suitable. Those
    • the second part of Faust: “All things
    • Earth-Spirit says in Goethe's Faust as poetic fantasy, but
    • these words of the Earth-Spirit depict spiritual reality,
    • life of the human soul, so does the physiognomy of the earth
    • express the life of the Earth-Spirit. When you begin to read
    • plants convey to you the Earth-Spirit's cheerfulness or
    • plant grows out of the earth. Its stem strives upward; its
    • of the earth. The opening blossom contains its reproductive
    • the earth; in the plant they turn towards the sun. The plant
    • root points towards the centre of the earth; human beings
    • cravings. In the future, when earth evolution has reached its
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • that to speak about an artist from a particular
    • look at Richard Wagner's relation to art on the one hand and
    • Similarly, an artist need not be aware of the laws inherent
    • able to speak. The artist lives and creates according to
    • art, or takes some other form. He is strongly aware of the
    • artists who attempt to create out of fantasy that lacks
    • substance, Wagner saw from the start an artistic calling as a
    • Beauty created by art should also express truth and
    • knowledge. Art was to him something holy; he saw the source
    • of artistic creativity in religious feelings and perceptions.
    • The artist, he felt, has a kind of priestly calling, and that
    • wanted a unification of the arts; he wanted the various
    • branches of art to work together, complementing one another.
    • He felt that the lack, the shortcomings, in contemporary art
    • and egoism. Instead of the various art forms going their
    • selfless devotion. He insisted that art had once existed in
    • and others. Before the arts
    • and had selflessly created combined artistic works. Wagner
    • and points back to a primordial time when not only the arts
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • approach, we start with the New Testament. In the earlier
    • spiritual science, in particular those concerned with the
    • aware that someone who, out of a heartfelt need of his
    • before the art of printing, the majority of the faithful did
    • in particular spoke with the deepest reverence about the
    • only acknowledges an evolution that starts with the lowest
    • indications are not written down, but imparted directly to
    • all the stages by heart; later when writing came more into
    • heart by those concerned with initiation. Knowing this, we
    • If we call this Being God, of whom a particle lives within
    • “I.” This you find particularly in the Gospel
    • breath with which the “I am the I am” poured part
    • time was revealed on earth only as a spark, was revealed in
  • Title: An Impulse for the Future
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    • Steiner when endowing a Society for Theosophy and Theosophical Art in
    • Steiner when endowing a Society for Theosophy and Theosophical Art in
    • macrocosm, in the earthly as in planetary being, the law of
    • gave art a new impulse, which at first appeared through the works of
    • December 15, 1911. This was not done as part of the General Meeting
    • and impressive manner. This is perhaps the reason for the first part
    • what has happened until now refers only to a part of the endowment,
    • which, if possible, should enter the world; it refers to the artistic
    • für theosphische Art und Kunst“
    • (“Society for the Theosophical Way and Art“)
    • theosophical art has already begun in many ways by the performances
    • in Munich and above all the meaningful beginnings in Stuttgart; and
    • art; arch-deacon will be Miss von Eckhardstein – and that is a
    • years for this art.
    • members will have been given to understand that they may participate.
    • of our endowment, the branch for Theosophical Art, should create a
    • figures as art in the movement for spiritual science must flow into
    • “Theosophical Movement” and will wish to participate.
    • building in Stuttgart – at the limits of possibility at first,
    • in the completion of Society's house in Stuttgart, the so-called
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    • The Eastern man had the spiritual experience as religion, art, and science
    • through which the Divine-Spiritual lived in art. And out of the beautiful
    • of the spirit and inspired piety in the artistically inspired man. There
    • thought artistically; Aeschylos and Sophocles were artists who moulded the
    • knowledge. Art was transferred to its own world. Religion, the source of
    • all, became the heritage of the East; art became the monument of the time
    • when the middle region of the earth held sway; knowledge became the
    • the truth of knowledge in the beauty of art. This drove him to the south.
    • striving in beauty toward artistic revelation. If the Western man beholds
    • art. Art can be made alive through knowledge born out of religion.
    • Knowledge can be illuminated by religion upheld by art.
    • experienced as a unity. The farther culture progressed toward the West, the
    • Among the partial currents whose interaction and reciprocal conflict
    • value of work. A great part of Roman history represents this growing
    • farther toward the West, production in industry becomes an independent
    • once streamed for us from heaven to earth, finds its way back from the
    • hearts of men into the spiritual world. In the human word mounting upward
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • encounter an obstacle, particularly in the present moment of
    • created, which uplifted heart and spirit, such as the
    • progressed very far in the art of forming thoughts. One of the
    • us by our own effort this art of forming thoughts about the
    • life of the heart, as it is to-day, for the normal human
    • most forsaken part.
    • system and a part of the respiration which permeates the head
    • beings connected with the earth.
    • of human evolution the divine-spiritual beings on earth
    • had the possibility of ordering earthly affairs in such a way
    • divine-spiritual world and the earthly world. But this was only
    • that the physical part of his physical organism, the psychic
    • part of his soul, the spiritual element of his Ego, were then
    • wonderful spiritual life of Greece, flowing into Greek art and
    • ancient Oriental felt his head to be the earthly field of
    • Solovieff's philosophy, we find, particularly in Solovieff,
    • Western people, particularly the Americans, have this
    • family or political party through his social
    • foundations as family, political party, nationality, sect, etc.
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • greatest event on earth must be drawn out of the depths of
    • upon the earth something occurred which divided mankind into
    • two parts. We can grasp this best of all by seeking an answer
    • the three sanctified bodies remained behind on earth, emptied
    • of Christ-Jesus who lived upon the earth for three years and
    • back into the history of the development of the earth and of
    • mankind. Before the earth became Earth, it was the old Moon,
    • the Earth was Moon, it was Sun, and at a still earlier stage it
    • Before the Earth was EARTH, it existed as Saturn, Sun and
    • the earth. Of course, they did not have the same appearance,
    • through the stage of humanity, and they came down to the Earth
    • reached a higher stage than that of man upon the Earth. In
    • upon the Earth the human being became MAN. The Lunar Pitris are
    • we come to the Earth, to the Lemurian race which lived upon a
    • that below, upon the physical earth, there lived highly
    • past, the human soul was an integral part of higher Spiritual
    • earth, and into these streamed the souls of higher Beings
    • than that of Man so that they could pour one part of their
    • himself up from the earth and stand upright, he learned to
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    • articles in the “Anthroposophic News Sheet” attaches only
    • to a new one is celebrated in our part of the world in the
    • an-organic earth, upon everything which constitutes the
    • earth's mineral kingdom; let us look upon everything
    • mineral earth. When we speak of the consciousness of the earth,
    • man's muscles and the blood; we can only see the earth's
    • skeleton, or the earth's solid substance, so that when we
    • speak of the earth's consciousness, we must think of it as
    • being contained in the whole earth, which does not only consist
    • of a skeleton, or of solid parts, but also of water, air, etc.,
    • whole earth is endowed with consciousness, with a
    • consciousness which forms part of the mineral kingdom. We
    • shall not speak of the change in the earth's consciousness
    • instead enter more deeply into the idea that the whole earth is
    • the whole mineral earth and observe the plants which sprout and
    • blossom out of the earth.
    • being in respect to the earth. The fact that the vegetable
    • earth, becomes clearly evident if we study the consciousness of
    • pertaining to the whole mineral earth, but we can also
    • kingdom which develops upon the earth. The laws which govern
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    • effectiveness. Now, I would like to start with something concrete. What
    • diagram) as the ego (naturally, it then goes farther into the organism)
    • physical organism of man and has in itself parts that are solid. You
    • water. Nevertheless, he has firm parts in himself. These solid parts
    • we have to look at the kidney system as the starting point of the watery,
    • liquid there are finely dissolved those solid parts, mentioned before,
    • body — the physical born from the mineral parts of human nature
    • and the etheric body on the liquid parts of the human body.
    • soul-spiritual being in pre-earthly life. The head is formed by plastic
    • and even of the ego; it is an image of their descent from super earthly
    • worlds into earthly existence. The head forms itself truly as an image
    • of those cosmic experiences, which man went through in pre-earthly existence
    • we see that all plastic formative forces start from the head. Man receives
    • head and imparts to it the four times slower beat. That which comes
    • the inner processes of the eye are based. What takes place in the arterial
    • continuously forms with contours in the eye. The arterial skin with
    • generally presents it; instead it is so that the arteries of the blood
    • that not one also loins the other. In the eye especially, the artery
    • and coarse view, if one believes that arterial blood immediately goes
    • into the limb-metabolic man, are vibrating too fast. The other part
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    • animal, plant, and also partly from the mineral kingdom. But what man
    • before. Next we inwardly digest particularly through the excretion of
    • by the salivary glands of the mouth. We then bring the food farther
    • way the whole process is taking place. By taking articles of food into
    • vegetable foods — since they were part of a living being in the
    • the real mineral particles we take up as outer material substances.
    • gets to the glandular organs, which transmit the articles of food from
    • heart. So that you can have the picture: where the foodstuffs coming
    • be revived anew on the way to the heart. Being enlivened anew means,
    • too little of a character of the earthly, if only would happen what
    • who have a mouth — and a digestive apparatus only up to the heart,
    • not be able to be earthly beings. We would be a kind of mouth flying
    • intestines and heart and then you see, all that would be taken up by
    • body the food would then dissipate. We would be able to be earthly
    • beings. That we can be earthly beings is brought about by oxygen which
    • the possibility stays with us to be earthlike (flesh-like) beings here
    • on earth between birth and death (diagram 1, white). It is oxygen that
    • makes us again into an earthly substance that otherwise would dissipate
    • the earthly state, what other wise by itself would form only as something
    • etheric. The heart would not yet make us into an earthly human being
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    • too dependent on the region of the earth where he lives. This took place
    • earthly spot where he was born. In those olden times one knew very specifically:
    • man has already had a pre-earthly existence; through the survey, so
    • to speak,through his destiny, he had decided about the place on earth
    • chosen his place on earth in quite the right way. He does not quite
    • fit on this place on earth. In short, one derived the illness from the
    • relation his human organization had to the spot on earth on which he
    • it would be this way: (diagram 1). If one imagined the earth this way,
    • dependent upon this particular spot on earth. One has to heal him by
    • freeing him inwardly from the outer dependence on this earthly spot.
    • home before he came down to earth. He does not quite fit into the earthly
    • person has too many effects of the earth in himself — because
    • one has to give him relief — one has to bring super-earthly forces
    • into him. One said to oneself: In these or other plant-blossoms, super-earthly
    • by this season in particular. In olden times the dependence of a person
    • lung is too much inclined towards the earth (blue) and because the forces
    • of the earth have too great an influence on him. Mow one simply imparts
    • to overcome these forces (Yellow). In this way one imparted forces to
    • how frequently rickets occurs among children who live in city apartments,
    • Man takes up that light which is radiated onto the earth, onto the minerals,
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • reason for this event we were involved in so much a part of
    • playing a part. Ought we not assume of the wise world guidance
    • chart on one side of which he wrote a particular
    • Enlightenment. For his antinomian chart see his book
    • put on his antinomian chart. He drew people's attention to the
    • physical plane, and that there is a particular reason why this
    • orb, if it does not happen to be full moon, he sees only part
    • of the moon even though the other part is there. In the same
    • clever philosopher, Thrandorff, wrote a very nice article
    • interesting article, “The Devil: No Dogmatic Bogy.”
    • future I hope I can speak about this extinct part of human
    • what day Easter fell in a particular year. It was also a
    • apart from this story — and the documents are there for
    • therefore delays the departure by five minutes. Then he
    • sets out with the party. They drive through the ravine. Just as
    • on top of the vehicle, and crushes the whole party. They all
    • moment? And was the chauffeur's tardiness just part of this
    • solving a question like this by starting with the thought
    • to me as well, in a higher part of my being.” This is to
    • purified part of his will nature, or made his feelings more
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    • events. I said, “Suppose a party of people had set out to
    • however, is negligent and delays the departure by five minutes.
    • Because of this, the party arrives at the spot beneath the rock
    • are back at our starting point again. The strange thing is that
    • and negative electricity play a part in natural processes, and
    • fact, it is a great work of art created by a very talented man.
    • professor of a Prague university who made this work of art,
    • play their part. The story tells us that this clock in the
    • besides all that I have already told you of its artistic
    • perfection, this clock included something else as well. Apart
    • apart from our own life situation, for instance, Goethe
    • so alive in him? What would German literature and art after
    • to the artist who made the old Prague town hall clock. He put
    • have also seen an even smarter thing the clockmaker arranged.
    • work of art through divine inspiration has done a great deal of
    • good. For a lot of people may have looked at this work of art
    • this imagination. One might begin to think of the artist's
    • starting point for a favorable karma. One might indulge in such
    • his work of art. That is what will have to be put down in his
    • work of art, one that has great inner value, because it might
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    • especially about whether I made any particular mistakes, or
    • whether this or that was particularly good. I did not do that.
    • start of the school year the first two teachers spoke as
    • was able to prove these things in this particular case. But it
    • living beings and a part of a living world. If we realize this,
    • particular problem affects so profoundly the whole matter
    • cart, an example I have often taken. We see a horse with a cart
    • ago, in which a party of people set out for a drive, got into
    • point and that the driver's belated arrival was actually part
    • particularly in the case of phenomena involving human beings.
    • It is not for nothing that philosophy for the most part fails
    • postman and takes part in all the details of the round for a
    • of two parts that come together from two different
    • directions, and these two parts can indeed be compared
    • social status. It is not just our particular form with its
    • but will strengthen and steel the companion part of himself and
    • our starting point, we shall be able to get a little further
    • Please take this illustration to heart, the illustration of
    • to heart. Then, taking this illustration as a basis, let us
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • discover the particular political motives of ancient Rome that
    • people, who owing to their particular quality and their
    • What is taking place today is in turn the starting point of
    • world, impulses about the particular effects of which we don't
    • should play a great part in human life, the domain of
    • Here indeed is a new difficulty, one that can be the starting
    • heart of the question of freedom if we want to clear away this
    • important part. Things that come from the gods can always be
    • Particularly where major events in world history are concerned,
    • it is obvious that when consciousness plays a part in our
    • quantity into it if it is already partly full, we cannot put
    • that he encounters the particular level of emptiness or
    • his inner being what he had absorbed in those particular
    • same balls we had to start with,” someone else could
    • we always take part in the whole evolution of the world. If we
    • has finished it they come apart, the endeavor has not been a
    • artistic sphere only, and then only from the human point of
    • artist can take things in a human way — he may not always
    • proper teacher this time — you have a particular child to
    • the human being we must observe both the external physical part
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    • is in the physical world, to the part of the human being that
    • earth evolutions remains a mystery if we consider the physical
    • Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
    • the greater part of humanity only for the past few centuries,
    • they were not painted as they now are, where the artist merely
    • muscles round his eyes in a particular way, then what lives in
    • created. They had no models. If a particular curve of the arm
    • can see with half an eye that a large part of humanity is
    • for clairvoyance, and is now no longer a part of our relation
    • if one or another part does not function normally. He dissects
    • not mere invention on my part. I have brought along as an
    • the particular way he interprets the effects of forces that one
    • it as part of what we can know through observation of our
    • — it began with Eduard von Hartmann in the realm of
    • Eduard von Hartmann, 1842–1906, German philosopher.
    • Arthur Drews, 1865–1935, philosopher.
    • imparted to humanity above all is intimately connected
    • reality. For instance, a particular objection is often raised
    • valid only if one can point to its physical counterpart, and
    • that this external counterpart is the proof. This is such an
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    • inheritance they find on earth as a legacy from their
    • appear again on the earthly stage. Whatever links with the
    • difference is felt particularly strongly by those souls who
    • are setting about their return into incarnation in an earthly
    • materialistic thinking and feeling, on the earth became more
    • put it so, awaken in those about to descend to earth
    • pleasurable anticipations of their earthly sojourn.
    • earth with a deep spiritual antipathy to the civilization and
    • learning customary on the earth. This stream of impulses that
    • came to earth with those children helped in large measure to
    • call up the inclination on earth to wipe out this old
    • that the desire for a spiritual civilization in the hearts
    • essentially to the events on the earth in recent years.
    • have here on earth, customary thoughts, sound to the dead
    • situation, one finds particularly that verbs, prepositions,
    • the more is the farther west one goes—the living
    • the living connection between those alive on the earth and
    • effectively into the earth, then will of necessity take
    • question is discussed we get for the most part mere
    • speaking of it for the most part, everything significant is
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    • us — in addition to what is naturally of particular
    • play an enormous part in human social life. What is at work
    • ago, has today reached a culmination and will spread farther
    • and farther afield making enormous demands of the people.
    • understanding? That must live in the hearts of men and must
    • become an essential part of our schooling.
    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • saw how matters stand with what plays its part in the whole
    • man's life as language. Now just think what part, on the
    • now we, as earthly men, have developed a certain inclination
    • right and living in the right way in the human heart to
    • gift for the life on earth. The life to be developed in the
    • When earthly life takes its source healthily and not
    • through Inspiration to rule earthly life, not in a human
    • developed over the whole earth.
    • too. A great part of our verbal education did not exist
    • the same with the other arts. But one must pay attention to
    • that part of the human organism; pied is the setting
    • beings walking about on the physical earth, but with men
    • particularly there. The dead have no sense for this
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    • from which, particularly at the present time, the knowledge Spiritual
    • must above all be borne in mind as a particularly striking fact at present
    • must be paid particularly by those of us who try to take our stand on
    • for any misunderstanding. It is an article which, it is true, is out of
    • swing. Thus the article is not up to date. Also it is not exactly
    • This article gives a picture of the gradual trend of behaviour on the
    • part of the western powers, the central powers, the eastern powers,
    • and if they can satisfy themselves that some particular thing does not
    • of this article has a wider outlook than that of the village pump, he
    • The article is now out of
    • For us here, however, the first part of what I read out must be of special
    • Particularly where this point is concerned it is above all necessary
    • to dwell on one particular point, though some of you may say it is too
    • notion of, that is, a particular faculty of seeing into the nature of
    • abstract concepts; whereas the animal with its particular kind of inner
    • horrible delusive conceptions usual nowadays, can be written on a quarto
    • sheet (so he thought); it is only necessary to take note of this quarto
    • sheet. I am sure I do not know if he will present this quarto sheet
    • affair will meet you in its true meaning. For you see when we start
    • by animals rests on the very fact that the animal from the start lives
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    • with some particular spiritual stream. For you have seen that it is
    • to make you familiar with the kind of judgment about some particular
    • objections made, for example, in the articles by the Jesuit, Zimmermann,
    • Spiritual Science speaks. It is naturally not intended, on the part
    • partisanship, their efforts go much more in the direction of bringing
    • that is quite unique and is given particular prominence in the articles
    • it must be a matter of these things playing a real part in the world,
    • powerful part, and that we must already be alive to such things. But
    • attention from any particular attack that has been made. Let us imagine
    • further need to worry. This is exactly what is such a pity today, particularly
    • partake of the divine; this also is heretical, as once more stated today
    • and aridity. By this he really comes to that participation in the divine,
    • more particularly knowledge and love of God, without the soul having
    • Himself, instructing the soul, imparting to it an infusion of wisdom.
    • clerics take particular pains constantly to emphasise that no difference
    • of time becomes capable of abandoning these conceptions, particularly
    • attention. There are those, particularly in the higher grades of these
    • kind of Spartacus League. Heed must be paid today to the fact that we
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • evolution can be misunderstood and how it is particularly misunderstood
    • his real bearings by starting on the path to the spirit. He must decide
    • today, in earthly existence between birth and death, he sees but the
    • for men on earth. Up to the fifteenth century, and, since things do
    • For you certainly know that taking earthly evolution as a whole it divides
    • there was a kind of crisis. For up to that time the whole of the earth's
    • of the earth. So that up to Atlantean times man was really only what
    • actually to become as man of the earth; then he continues on, and now
    • manner of Spiritual Science we keep in mind this particular state of
    • soul in which modern man is found here on earth, it is markedly noticeable
    • is his right setting on earth? Strange as it may seem we find him placed
    • here on earth neither wholly plant nor wholly animal, but having mere
    • there wandering round our earth animals that on dying left plantlike
    • among these beings. Here in his earthly existence man would really be
    • for their part these beings could not exist on earth, these beings are
    • only to be found in other worlds. They could not flourish in earth existence.
    • this particularly apparent today's—which enables him to penetrate
    • are just these which could not live on the earth. This is the remarkable
    • But here on earth man stands
    • were you able to fly yourself, if you had no need of earth under your
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    • accept some particular thing through belief in authority. There is really
    • Man, however, during his ordinary state on earth is protected from the
    • in thought. Those who have these experiences imparted to them and grasp
    • while here on the physical earth.
    • these things just at a time when it is particularly necessary, I have
    • to a high pitch through the authority of science, the external part
    • of our physical environment can be particularly well understood. It
    • of nature. This lack of interest in the spirit is particularly noticeable
    • a particular reason for this.
    • making an objection. You will say: Yes, on earth matters are so arranged
    • and on earth the family as such is undoubtedly fully justified, yet
    • as physical men on the physical earth we should by no means be able
    • the earth as the human physical body, is only the outward expression
    • greater part than is thought in the conflict that will develop between
    • then quite other things will play a part than have been played, are
    • the most part men have their attention riveted on the outer features
    • he may not generally admit it, is always at heart convinced that man
    • think to be logic in the Chinese soul. So different are men on earth!
    • widening of the spiritual horizon is particularly necessary for the
    • is very narrow. Its narrowness is shown in particular by the extraordinary
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    • soul, his whole heart and not just by ordinary intelligent reflection,
    • to start out from a material study of world events. It is only when
    • of Protestantism the most significant part of the Mystery of Golgotha
    • certain time by livingly re-uniting Himself with earthly development.
    • of reason, might break our hearts because it represents one of these
    • One who ever trod the earth was put to death through the guilt of man.
    • of the earth, for the evolution of the earth to acquire its meaning.
    • significance of the earth would not have been fulfilled. And in this
    • paganism, more or less hidden—all paganism starts out with the
    • the events of nature into which man also is interwoven on earth, then
    • Book of Job. In this Book of Job we are particularly shown how, purely
    • to the Jahve impulse, a being having a part in human nature as this
    • the Jahve God, is obliged to play a part in what man has become in earthly
    • unique and not to be discovered anywhere else. In this particular direction
    • on earth was only to be reached through such an event that indeed happened
    • death of the spirit that was to give the earth its meaning. Highest
    • the earth. And particularly in Greece, and in another way in Judaism,
    • Going farther back in former times it is found that to a certain extent
    • the outset of earthly evolution had been brought by the time at which
    • beginning of earth evolution took the course of the impulse which the
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    • in playing her part in this organisation during the last weeks of her
    • life on earth, in spite of severe illness that made it hard for her
    • these facts, particularly when you have so constantly seen her here,
    • tended her devotedly during the last days of her earthly life, who stood
    • our hearts. Those who have now had the opportunity of knowing this personality
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, has not been entirely imparted to mankind either
    • and more of the content of the Christ impulse will be imparted to mankind;
    • connection with the Christ and feel themselves strong for their earthly
    • of the earth period. One can best describe the change by saying that
    • when we look back into very ancient times on earth, times long before
    • corresponding to the weakening of bodily power. Here in the earthly
    • help from a region that was not of the earth, a region outside the earth,
    • had not something entered the earth from outside— namely, the
    • And this can be seen particularly
    • place on earth the news was proclaimed that through a force coming from
    • beyond the the earth, the Christ impulse, a man had triumphed over death:
    • one of the practical experiences, of earthly existence. And what was
    • of the earth something therefore was necessary, something had to happen,
    • in the physical course of earthly evolution that is incomprehensible
    • nature. And it is only honourable to admit that the farther men progress
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    • had dared give a solution, and which will at least be partly
    • into a new earthly life, a life in the physical world.
    • is me” — right over your skin. That is the essential part
    • relinquish our physical body, as well as push away that part of
    • the case. Also already in physical life, actually in every part
    • and other substances. Particularly with irascible people this
    • it were against one another in parts; it shows a general
    • participate in the general characteristics of the astral world,
    • example: take a migration of birds when they all start to move
    • However, this is only a part of the astral inhabitants, surely
    • on descending into that part of the astral world where ugliness
    • time within them, part of them. From this you can see how the
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • mankind who worked artistically, had a clairvoyant
    • Ancient art was mostly produced with meaningful symbols and
    • worm their way in the earth and leaves and flower appear, he
    • at with clairvoyant consciousness, the upper part, where the
    • bright cloud surrounding and wrapping this part of the plant
    • sinks down over the plant and wraps part of it. The astral body
    • that when the spread of plants cover the earth, it is found
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    • may say a work of art must be grasped, as it stands,
    • art — that these details could be particularly useful.
    • which he expressed in his work and particularly in his
    • Exactly that which I express now, applies in a particular
    • first — starting with the Monologue: “Philosophy
    • himself through Faust. The part of Goethe's soul revealing
    • sign which brings him to conjuring up of the Earth Spirit. Here
    • three-fold; that the earthly and heavenly separations are
    • another sign, which directed him to reveal the Earth Spirit.
    • order not to be misunderstood, harbour a particular
    • depth of the soul world is only partly incorporated in these
    • Faust encounters the Earth Spirit in such a form as it appears
    • striving human being's soul during earthly life is what Goethe
    • one needs to look at the drama, at the artistic elements
    • suchlike. In this scene, considered as dramatic, artistic and
    • charmed, as Faust does after his oath with the Earth Spirit
    • spiritual part of our being. We seize hold of ourselves in our
    • moment Faust must turn away from the Earth Spirit, where he
    • will; it results in the most part to that which we go through
    • in the first part of Goethe's “Faust.” Here we
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    • particular way to both of these, and stand in a certain
    • appear particularly at the beginning of the path of spiritual
    • particular distrust in the expression “self-knowledge,” as it
    • point” — a saying which should be taken to heart:
    • extraordinary which we call talents, aptitudes, particular
    • will occupy ourselves with researching particularities of this
    • existence. We learn to recognise these particularities within
    • particular place, makes the mass of our aura distinctly
    • particular. Should we have a very limited outlook and actually
    • a small aura. When we start to refine our judgement, making it
    • particular colourings and talents inter-relate with the
    • heartfelt feeling for something which hardly interests us, for
    • the self which we call karma, that which is particular to the
    • the sea and what happens if I sail on it. You particularly
    • reach knowledge of the great cosmic relationships of our earth;
    • because we are part of our earth like a finger is part of the
    • couple of kilometres above the earth, he is no longer a human
    • being. The human being is a member of the earth organism, the
    • earth is again a member of the cosmos. This we can only see
    • development of the earth is described, which can appear quite
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    • írás és a nyomtatás azokhoz a dolgokhoz tartozik, amelyeket a
    • szeretet melegsége hatja át, ha hozzátartozói imáikkal hozzá
    • fejlődéséhez hozzátartozik, de hozzá kell tartozzon az
    • síron túl is tart, akkor finomabb lelkek szégyenlik a síron túl
    • tartó gyűlöletet, ellenszenvet. Ezt a sok lélekben megtalálható
    • olyan ember van, aki gyerekes dolognak tartja, hogy a szellemi
    • spirituálisan élő tartalom legyen, amellyel a halottak
    • dolgozunk, hogy az élők gondolati, eszmei tartalomhoz jussanak,
    • legközelebbi hozzátartozóiknak is kizárólag materialista
    • apa, aki életében tudni sem akart a szellemtudományról, a halál
    • szóló előadássorozatot, amelyet egyszer Kasselben tartottam, az
    • világgal szembeni magatartásra nézve az a szabály, amelyet
    • akartam mondani. Holnap folytatjuk és némiképp el is mélyítjük
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    • artistic forms and figures. Once again, I should like to repeat what
    • own, some architect or other, and some artist or other would have been
    • styles of architecture; just as when they wish to make anything artistic
    • succeeded in creating artistic forms. All that has been achieved is
    • the establishment relationship with the inartistic element of the present
    • of artistic representation, but never identifies itself with them. Indeed,
    • artistically had an actual fear of every kind of philosophy, for it
    • as such, has not fully entered the hearts of modern humanity. And so
    • our civilised life will never be raised until men's hearts are once
    • saying in a symbolical sense; take it in an artistic sense and you will
    • has here been made to depart from the usual purely mathematical-geomatrical-mechanical
    • the geometrical-dynamic can alone rightly hold a place in the art of
    • and allows himself to be carried into a really organic-artistic, a feeling
    • conceived Building. Each detail, in that it represents a part of the
    • very smallest appendage in the different parts of the Building must
    • of Art, but that his opinions are inartistic. If the forms in the Building
    • persons who came into our movement from co many different quarters,
    • persons of artistic natures who happened to come among us were often
    • a cross with seven roses, far higher than a really artistic motive.
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    • possible to receive this particular impression that I have to emphasise.
    • but that it is a part of the whole form, as if the organ had actually
    • to abide by such nomenclature would of course be most inartistic. The
    • together with their particular architraves. You see how in the first
    • It is just when we follow the idea of evolution in Art asp I had to
    • in an artistic manner out of its own nature that when the most complicated
    • one traces evolution through Art we identify ourselves with what evolution
    • have here shown in Art.
    • with the imagination of the artist. This is the thing that you must
    • raster Eckhardt or a John Tauler were in harmony with their particular
    • precisely through its artistic side had to make certain claims. Men
    • to-day when they are confronted with Art tend to become a little dreamy
    • rest a little when we are enjoying Art; we think we can sleep a little.
    • in ordinary life. This Building can only be perceived in its Art form
    • - in its inner artistic mobility when as we enter it we allow ourselves
    • form an enclosure. The Art principle in these walls is that they roll
    • and creative Art other harmonies now manifest themselves that have not
    • cupola. And now you will see a bit of that part which represents an
    • In the same way this Building must be grasped as a whole for the parts
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    • been made in accordance with that artistic point of view referred to,
    • Yen tried in the art of painting because it offers the special temptation
    • heights of pictorial art have been reached in striving for expression
    • conception must be sought; another principle, another way of artistic
    • thinking, especially in the art of painting must make itself felt. This
    • artistic feeling certainly will only be admitted by him who has a presentiment
    • nature of colour. For a greater part of that which is living, which
    • pitiful to see how those who are possessed of artistic feeling truly
    • feel that the old forms of art are bankrupt, that they can go no further,
    • the human soul as force of inspiration through the whole artistic structure
    • purposed in the painting in the domes. We get as it were inartistic
    • ideas, effects of what is intended to he artistic. But of course that
    • in him who has artistic perception. Hence I do not think it quite superfluous
    • Picture 1: We start from
    • no counterpart in the composition. Therefore, before we come to this
    • into your hearts, into your souls. To have experienced, signifies something
    • time, thou owest to Death which penetrates more and more into the earth-life.
    • What really must enter into the earth-life of humanity will only enter
    • spirit, for a youth who is already Jupiter, which is no longer earth-youth,
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    • well as a starting point for more thorough deliberations
    • centuries, and also the wisdom in particular of pre-Christian
    • that was right for an earlier age. The art of healing, as it
    • to a great part lost in Faust's time and Goethe knew this
    • heart, with those soul forces that have specially to do with
    • wisdom that the old art of healing sprang; all dispensing,
    • likewise able to produce them. Thus, in olden days, the art
    • might make, as it were, a fresh start, striving towards
    • of a former adept in the art of healing, must be
    • ancient art of healing, not only the healing of physical
    • O could'st thou read what in my heart is hidden.
    • Earth-spirit who storms hither and thither in the tumult of
    • Within the heart itself that knows.”
    • particular moment. Those who know the workings of the deeply
    • Lieth not Earth firm — ’stablished
    • important thing in the evolution of man on earth, what really
    • makes him externally man in this Earth-evolution, has not
    • Earth-evolution, in its primal origin, in the beginning, was
    • the Word. And man can develop on Earth a ego, to which
    • prove, plays its part in the life of animals also, but the
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    • heart. (You will find a note on Schröer in my recent
    • yet he had parted from her in circumstances that make it
    • Walpurgis-night as part of the tragedy.”
    • mature part of Goethe's Faust. It was written in
    • to him in particular. Now this Canon in his fanatical sermon
    • Helmont, by rubbing certain chemicals into parts of the body,
    • Ahrimanic being has no understanding of the present earth; he
    • no particular pleasure in the Spring. You remember how I
    • connected with the present moon, now that it is Earth-moon,
    • does not particularly appeal to him. What has to do with the
    • fiery, illuminating forces issued from the Earth — that
    • moon element still in the Earth, it is in accordance with the
    • attention in passing to the fact that the first part of the
    • Startled fly the solemn owls ...” (and so
    • of existence, and therefore wants more, wants to go farther;
    • farther towards evil, he may discover things highly dangerous
    • practice trifling magic arts upon him but, once he was out of
    • plays a bigger part than seeing. Her ‘groping
    • particular influence of what is going on at the Club —
    • if one is lucky, one can really find such a party, for it is
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    • Faust, Part II, Act II
    • the second part of “Faust” stand before our souls
    • what he received from Grecian art. and, at the very time when
    • charm from the heart of the world order. Hegel had begun to
    • particularly, when Spiritual Science can penetrate our
    • hearts, we are able to form a very clear idea of the frame of
    • into any heart, any soul; for they all thought themselves
    • luciferic. He does not use these particular expressions but
    • God's image as thou art, thou'lt rue the way thou'st
    • gives him occasion to say: “how crude thou art, my
    • particular part of his Faust we have had before us
    • the second Part of “Faust”. Thus Helen is born
    • Small as thou art, thou art a dreamer great.
    • In murkiness thou art at home.”
    • In murkiness thou art at home.”
    • With the whole farce they start again ab ovo,
    • part with infinity satisfaction in what is happening to the
    • are received into the stomach and utilised in the other parts
    • straight from life, particularly the life of the pundits. For
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • ‘Mothers scene’ in the second part of Goethe's
    • significant content, apart from the aesthetic value of the
    • found necessary to impart to the world in connection with the
    • those worlds, goes no farther than the means by which
    • case. Faust has actually to produce the departed Paris and
    • it is a counterpart of the great cosmic germ-cell.
    • part of the cosmos that belongs to the physical but to the
    • Mothers; and the following particular scene in Plutarch seems
    • at war with Carthage. Nicias is in favour of the Romans and
    • wishes to seize the town of Engyon from the Carthaginians; he
    • is therefore to be given over to the Carthaginians. Sc he
    • a world considered as consisting of three parts and in the
    • Earth. We divide our Earth into:
    • we still have to add the Earth that has not yet
    • when we take our Earth upon which we are still evolving, and
    • when we look from this Earth to Saturn, Sun and Moon, there
    • is at the same time in the Earth. The being of the Moon
    • belongs to the being of the Earth. If you only want a
    • Earth (see diagram); here you have a shaft connected with the
    • Earth.
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • human evolution on the earth (referring, to begin with, only
    • 1413. We shall add certain particulars to what we already
    • phenomena of Birth and Death entered the heart and mind of
    • to wrestle with Evil in the historic evolution of Earth-life.
    • Professor of the History of Art, who thinks himself already
    • in the third Act of the Second Part. It
    • we, however, kill the Imaginative part. You can read of it in a
    • experiences in his heart, in his life of feeling. That which
    • encounter with Helena. All this is shaped with artistic
    • played an important part in the content of the old Greek
    • aspect of the legend in the third Act of the Second Part of
    • mediator in the second part of the Drama. He gives the key to
    • Earth consist? It is indeed a first experience — an
    • the illusory, prevails and plays its part in the commerce of
    • not money but the exchange of commodities, or barter. Even if
    • particularly clever, stated in 1914 — out of their
    • of Troy, that part of Helena remained which belonged to the
    • epoch expelled. It was the part of Helena which Egypt allowed
    • play their part. Goethe made use of the Helena-problem in a
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • The Second Part of Faust
    • rouse and bring forth within itself in order partly to
    • overcome the powers of Evil, partly to transmute them into
    • significant a part is played by the Death of Christ! In the
    • And in particular, already during the fifth epoch it will be
    • possible for men to bring Evil over the Earth, by exploiting
    • Electricity itself, Evil comes over the Earth.
    • resistance; he will find the starting-points for those
    • World-Karma; how they simply must take part in this thing or
    • on, and in which Oedipus played an essential part. For we
    • ship over the Earth, for ‘Asia’ at that time
    • signified the rulership of the entire Earth. Pallas Athene
    • Earth the impulse that proceeds from these their actions. We
    • not. For the ray falls down, as it were, on to the Earth; and
    • here on Earth there is not one whom it can reach, but there
    • part. These things are always confused. Paris does the deed,
    • of freedom; this again is only a part.
    • and clone to-day, from one quarter or another. Suppose that
    • part that is being played in the events of our time by the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • the artistic point of view about the scenes from
    • standpoint of art, but from quite another point of view. It
    • particular spiritual creators, on those beings among the
    • through Moon, Sun and Saturn ages and later through the Earth
    • that in the course of his earthly development he should
    • the earthly and thus is akin to earthly substances and to the
    • interplay of earthly forces, I mean that these divine beings
    • as earthly man, can pursue it, If man had only first awakened
    • prevents man, as he is on earth at present, from attaining in
    • tour, for himself, for his knowledge, for his art, we begin
    • the second part of his “Faust”. It was always
    • particularly difficult for Goethe to approach the question:
    • was still writing the youthful part of Faust, but later,
    • artistic standpoint but am relating to “Faust” a
    • we have about the substances and forces of the earth? How can
    • anyone imagine that those ingredients of earth-existence
    • that the knowledge of man possible to acquire by earthly
    • But we can quite well understand if the old names earth,
    • a solid physical condition, the earthly; what has a fluid
    • things we denote by these words — earth, air, fire,
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • I particularly wanted to make clear in connection with
    • with the spiritual, in reality relates only to earthly being
    • — what has being on the earth-planet. What is called
    • the processes of the earth-planet. But man is not earthly man
    • alone. As earth-man he has behind him the evolutions of
    • earthly; for the laws of science apply only to what is
    • earthly. Man in his entirety, therefore, cannot be known by
    • beyond what is earthly.
    • condition only as regards our ideas and part of our feelings,
    • while the greater part of our life of feeling, and above all
    • which man is active with his whole will. Only in a small part
    • earth-fire and water-air. While unconscious in sleep, to a
    • not particularly difficult to have this experience. If you
    • experience in your soul during your sleep is imparted to you
    • learn during his earth-mission, nor be able to manage the
    • place they would impart significant knowledge concerning our
    • these earth-lives, as men we passed through earlier stages of
    • scene in the second part of Faust, which we are now to
    • his being is wider than the earth, and intelligence and the
    • senses are adapted only to earthly things. But we explained
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • It is particularly important and significant that he should
    • an insight should be gained into this particular form, this
    • to think out anything that had to do with art, with painting,
    • when it comes to art. This increasingly disturbed Goethe and
    • the realm of art. For the chapter on the effect of color with
    • significant indications for the artist, belongs to the most
    • beautiful part of Goethe's theory of colors.
    • you will find a chart in which Goethe has detched out a
    • chart the acoustics of particular interest, that, like his
    • is parted from his etheric body, he looks back upon it; and
    • caricature. Now this is what we have particularly to note. If
    • outlook upon what is earthly.
    • you yesterday that man has not lived only on the earth, but
    • before he trod the earth he went through successive
    • the earth, or rather when the earth has left him, he will
    • relation to the earth evolution. In actual fact, if we
    • not to represent the earth evolution so that everything is
    • with the earth evolution — but a sound natural science
    • will take the earth as earth and represent it in its
    • Sun and Saturn evolution, is because his earth evolution is
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • end of the second act of Part II, forms the bridge for
    • Part II of “Faust”, applies especially to this
    • profound, most significant scene. In this second part of
    • understand Goethe's Faust, particularly the second part, we
    • life. If we start with what the pictures give us, this scene
    • knowledge of man can only be imparted through true spiritual
    • of his reason, of his ordinary earthly knowledge. How can
    • who plunges lightheartedly into such matters. His whole life
    • Walpurgis-Night of Part I, and then again in the Classical
    • you, my dear friends, to remember what an important part in
    • all that bound him to earth, above all through his bodily
    • decided to descend to these parents when coming to earth,
    • world corresponds to what happens on earth when, for an
    • look at man simply as a figure standing on the physical earth
    • from one incarnation to another, from one earth-life to
    • connection with all that is earthly — thus giving us the
    • all that flows out of elemental forces. Not even in art does
    • model, or judges what is represented for him in art by the
    • there is very little real artistic feeling. In any case,
    • daughters, the Dorides (or Nereides). In particular, he
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • spoke to you of the scene from Part II of Goethe's
    • prejudices the purely artistic force of its construction. I
    • apart from any superstition connected with him; but now let
    • mood and tenor, the whole artistic structure of the
    • endeavoured to portray artistically in his Faust.
    • that is in the Romantic Walpurgis-Night of the first part of
    • superstitious pedants have really no idea how small a part
    • am no longer connected with the solid earth and its definite
    • earth's rigid outlines.” — This is why, when
    • physical becoming, but this has its counterpart in the sphere
    • of spirit and soul, a counterpart only to be seen outside the
    • those who light-heartedly piece together information from
    • knowledge thus light-heartedly. he knew that, even if he had
    • which we participate in external nature, in the experiences
    • putting into new and artistic form what intimately and
    • which, from one incarnation, from one earth-life to another,
    • oldest artists, as it were, of the earthly world during the
    • — the path of art. As man, Goethe was neither
    • one-sidedly a scientist, nor one-sidedly an artist; in him
    • scientist and artist were consciously combined. Hence, as he
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • Walpurgis-night scene, from the second part of Faust, I hoped
    • artist, no other poet, has ever done, in developing an
    • artistic creation out of this spiritual life, so that in this
    • creation neither the art not the wisdom falls short and, in
    • enjoy a poem, a work of art, in the same element in which it
    • thinking and willing; sometimes it partakes more of thinking
    • farther. And he says: Thinking, the forming of ideas, drives
    • deep in human hearts and souls; and they must be healed if
    • earth-evolution is to proceed.
    • earth. When he feels a kind of oscillation between the two,
    • then he feels himself man on earth. In spite of this
    • eventually the densest, most mineralised part, the second
    • the particular formation from foliage leaf to foliage leaf,
    • earth. They would only with to live in conflict and would
    • part of your body. Were that alone to form the head, were it
    • passages in the second part of Goethe's Faust that you can
    • artistically what you can feel as Faust stands before Manto;
    • earth of which our organism is composed. Certainly we are
    • first writs articles of genius about animals, and later, to
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    • out of obscure feelings and such like. Particularly the
    • Whereby does man feel himself to be part of the natural world
    • were not part of it with our own body, or if we could not
    • a part of these forces at a certain time. Electricity,
    • immediately enters something which right from the start causes
    • start.
    • different way is actually interesting, and I must start from
    • only start from this other knowledge of soul in order to
    • believe that because I start from the dream I already give it
    • during our life on earth, reminiscences from life. This arises
    • heart. Or we dream that we are walking past a fence. We see how
    • stove with its heat, it was a picture of our heart which was
    • like an outer object. But when we have our own heart beat in
    • artificially creating dreams, but awakening in the soul in full
    • the present moment to which we have lived the earthly life.
    • one was as earthly human being. And then one sees how now in
    • spiritual existence in earthly being. If one wants to go
    • — The particulars about this you can read up in the above
    • of the day in such a way before your soul that you start with
    • your soul, so that you start at the certain time and now trace
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    • noteworthy as part of a collection in which laws and orders are
    • Lycurgus of Sparta or the law tablets of Hammurabi.
    • fact was particularly prevalent in the ancient Indian times and
    • parts of Devachan. They could only rise to lower Devachan.
    • cultural epoch onwards, a particular form of proclamation was
    • with all the occult arts of the Egyptian Initiates, was Moses;
    • out of their bodies. The largest part of the people however had
    • upper parts of Devachan, images were given which could be seen
    • lower parts of the Devachanic planes. They were only capable of
    • short life on earth, because he was conquered by his brother
    • which appears above in the heaven, which works out of the earth
    • or between heaven and earth. You shall not worship what is
    • heaven, which originates from the earth or is active between
    • the heaven and the earth.” An image-free divine! The only
    • blood flows in any people, a particular awareness runs through
    • that you may fare well and live long on earth.” It is
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    • offer little for the heart and soul. We don't dare conclude
    • certainly, when the plant is partly damaged where it grows out
    • of earth towards the heights, no feeling of pain penetrates the
    • pleasure, almost joy, when over the surface of the earth
    • sensitive parts of plants are destroyed. Pain only starts for
    • the plant soul when the plant is pulled out of the earth,
    • experience pain. Just think about it, what a large part of the
    • earth's beings are nourished through plants, and how, through
    • increasingly be spread over the earth. That isn't the case, but
    • pleasure and joy spreads over the earth when an animal grazes
    • streams of joy weave over the earth when in autumn the sickle
    • plants and the uprooting of human hair. We start to understand
    • entire earth. Just as hair belongs to all human beings, so
    • plants and earth create a unity, and we understand and can also
    • in the central point of the earth. The plant is absolutely not
    • a single being, but becomes part of the great living being,
    • “I” in the centre of the earth.
    • spirit and can penetrate all. So our earth becomes a living
    • to add the thought given in spiritual science: The earth has
    • in the most distant past, that the earth appeared quite
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    • translator, Dr. Bertram Keightley, LL.D., M.A., the parts
    • for I know well those feelings and perceptions which, partly by
    • reason of a scientific consciousness, and partly from the
    • conception of the universe, he has boldly departed from those
    • opposed any such undertaking; and this very departure
    • opposition, not only on the part of theosophists in general,
    • but on the part of the founder of the theosophical movement,
    • think that in parts of my book,
    • discovery, feelings and sensations play a great part in the
    • reason makes a mistake: in all such matters the heart is
    • first place forcibly to eradicate from the human heart every
    • means of help, since these two parts of his being have never
    • in bringing about a working partnership between them. For this
    • centuries past have educated the human heart and soul were
    • standing high above man — a being farther removed from
    • found upon the earth.
    • here in a wider sense playing its part, I can only
    • us suppose that a writer on art appeared upon the scene and
    • achieved in the pursuit of art during that period, and we
    • Everything this art historian has put on record never
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    • sphere, which is determined when we imagine the earth at a
    • Venus, etc. They not only conceived the Earth as a dense and
    • this: At the beginning of his earthly life, man becomes capable
    • the thoughts during the time of their earthly life, and
    • life; holding the breath — the duration of earthly life;
    • beyond the earth, not only a few miles, but as I said, up to
    • to find expression in the course of earthly evolution could
    • breath — that is the earthly life itself. The
    • who has lived here on this earth.
    • They would have felt the spirituality of the earth as its
    • to the earth, but not as individuals distinct from the earth.
    • connected with the earth. They did not feel themselves as
    • his earthly life are living and weaving in the cosmic ether
    • that surrounds the earth. This idea was violently attacked by
    • must transplant ourselves into the hearts and minds of these
    • recognised condition for so doing that one's heart should first
    • time there was deep feeling, there was heart in all that
    • citing, this heart also involved an intense inner
    • heart or mind. They were filled with inner fire in relation to
    • earth. Today such things as could still be experienced in the
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • who in the autumn of that year played a brief but significant part in
    • the catastrophic events which were then assuming a particularly
    • particular man would be in a key position when matters came to a point
    • There will be no peace on the Earth until a certain harmony is
    • the hearts of Asiatics. People may talk as much as they like about
    • particular corner of Europe, qualities to which the Scandinavian
    • Modern thought studies everything in the universe beyond the Earth in
    • our Earth is placed like a wheel. Fantastic notions are evolved about
    • gradually come to feel himself living on Earth just as a mole might
    • feel in his mound during the winter. There is an idea that the Earth
    • the beings of the three kingdoms of Nature on Earth.
    • animal kingdoms. In our age, people speak of what is beyond the Earth
    • Earthly existence has finally come to be regarded as confined within
    • of man's being belong to the universe beyond the Earth and if he loses
    • wanders over the Earth without knowing what kind of being he really
    • the universe beyond the Earth, and this universe is considered to be
    • and to live on the Earth divested of soul and spirit.
    • into material, physical existence on the Earth. And so we really have
    • only to the Earth — which is conceived as a little mole-hill
    • here on Earth he can only gaze upwards from below. And the living
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture II: The Soul Life of Man ...
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    • Earth. So that we can say: The fixed stars — for the Zodiac is
    • shape from the fixed stars, not from anything earthly; and its stages
    • asleep during the night; we are asleep, in part of our being, during
    • tapestry of sense-perceptions. But in his earthly consciousness, man
    • death. In his earthly development, however, man is so constituted that
    • Angel who is connected with our own life, just as here in the earthly
    • Now even in the earthly world, in the world of sense, if a man is
    • death and a new birth. Even during earthly life we are connected with
    • receives from their realms the impulse to descend to the Earth once
    • estranged from earthly existence, he has been growing more and more
    • of Existence has passed, man begins gradually to long for earthly life
    • and once again, during the second part of his journey, he encounters
    • Earth, to make proper use of his body; a man who has not brought such
    • earthly life which remains more unconscious. A very great deal depends
    • mother-tongue — the man descends in his forthcoming earthly
    • existence. This urge towards a particular people, a particular
    • destined for the language that will be his in the coming earthly life.
    • He who before his earthly life, during his second passage through the
    • his mother-tongue, assimilates it as though it were part of his very
    • during the descent to his next earthly life, he will arrive on the
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture III: The Mission of the Scandanavian Peoples
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    • when we observe how in his physical life on Earth, man can achieve
    • be taken into consideration.. For life here on the Earth is in truth a
    • play an extremely important part in education.
    • we fail to impart to him what he ought to receive in the physical
    • can only be of real use when earthly life, too is presented to the
    • example and authority to impart to him the intangible qualities
    • little use. Life on the Earth is many-sided, full of variety. If, for
    • conditions that we shall fail to recognise if we do not take our start
    • life is differentiated in the various regions of the Earth, or how its
    • the different regions of the Earth.
    • your earthly dwelling-place. There is something about it that presents
    • things have been happening South of you in which your participation
    • In this respect much was contributed by those peoples who took part in
    • faculties arising from their particular bodily constitution, they gave
    • which man brings to expression in his life on the physical Earth comes
    • in a particular form in the North during the first centuries of the
    • people, for the human being does not grow out of the Earth but is born
    • on the Earth, he comes down from world of soul-and-spirit and there is
    • by other Asiatic peoples and later by the Mongols and Tartars, nor
    • birth. We must study how we can apply in this earthly life what we
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    • books apart from the Bible and the hymn book. — Now what had
    • interesting. That went to the boy's heart. He was so fond of the
    • might perhaps repeat the sermon by heart; it is known that he can
    • that he said were proceeding directly out of his own heart; he
    • seemed to have so imbibed it that it had become part of himself.
    • Goethe, Schiller, and in particular also Lessing, were at that
    • appropriated, indeed that was the least important part; he also
    • aim to observe human beings, to look into the depth of their heart;
    • able to impart was the very word of God, in a version that was at
    • outlook to which he could only partially adapt himself. He
    • of his education would have to be developed in one particular
    • art, science, literature are only separate tributaries of the whole
    • or those particular writings and treatises which radiate
    • he had nursed in his innermost heart.
    • it and took his departure.
    • quarter. Meanwhile Fichte, again through Kant's intervention, had secured
    • debate as to what the world's spirit had to impart to the soul
    • but continually creating anew. For he did not care about imparting
    • in particular felt deep satisfaction — a feeling which Goethe
    • Germany) are for the most part brought up in indolence and
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    • what is meant to flow through the souls and hearts of man?
    • human heart as a commemorative thought of the greatest impulse which
    • hearts they can admit: Precisely through Spiritual Science something
    • Spiritual heights, and united Himself with the earth, so that every
    • life on earth, so that they can mean humanly as much as possible to
    • one another, so that they can love each other as human beings on earth
    • certain parts of the world around us, with the mood that once
    • the Christ in their hearts during the great festivities surrounding
    • outside through windows, how the earth is being covered with its
    • festival, to which the heart was given over, a mood in which the whole
    • village would participate, and which enabled people to take in with
    • What mattered most was that just at this time people's hearts were
    • The whole village would take part in such things. As certain lines
    • the season, the festivity, and the human hearts. That was a great
    • over large parts of the earth and into the simplest hearts and minds.
    • all of mankind and for the whole evolution of the earth. And it is to
    • presentation of which entire villages took part. As regards our
    • them, whenever they could find the right people to play the parts,
    • nature of the artistic element in these plays can only be reached by
    • given birth to the simple artistry of such Christmas plays out of a
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • things that lie so deeply on our hearts, those things that we believe
    • your midst how their hearts and souls are dedicated to our sacred
    • to stay more in the regions of earthly evolution. Our thoughts,
    • of the earth because it will bring us near to the secrets of the
    • circle, my dear friends, perhaps particularly in our circle, we
    • holiness has so taken our hearts by storm, so to say, that we are
    • inclined to approach it from the start with this feeling of holiness
    • without making it clear to ourselves what the starting-point of the
    • start to be a fratricidal conflict. He comes before us as one who is
    • is only a part.
    • confusion of human battles, errors and earthly strife. His teaching
    • Apart from various things
    • man upon earth. We need something quite different from ordinary
    • for the life of earth around him appears as something strange and
    • Arjuna stands there like a human soul to whom the earthly side of
    • understanding for earthly things! It comes to men who have attained
    • very good understanding for all that is earthly. It has to be
    • earthly things, seems to the Westerner quite intelligible and
    • himself up to Arjuna, to whom has to be imparted an understanding of
    • what is well understood in the West, the sense matters of earthly
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    • wonderfully composed, that it forms an artistic whole. I could show,
    • depths, reveals a wonderful, artistic composition. With remarkable
    • artistic beauty at the foundation of these occult records. I could
    • cannot be other than artistically, beautifully composed, in the
    • a hidden artistic beauty in the song, so that if nothing else were to
    • because these points are important both for the artistic structure
    • meets us. Facing the bloodshed in which he is to take part, he grows
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • of mankind, of the earth, of the whole planetary system become his
    • sets such a moment of upheaval at the starting-point of
    • succession, is the part he receives from his father. “Must it
    • that is wonderful in its dramatic art, apart from the fact that it
    • essentially in Asia. Of course, America too forms part of the West.)
    • need not shudder nor be sad at heart, for in killing your enemies you
    • philosophers in particular have most distorted ideas about thought,
    • this starting-point of clairvoyance, though you may not be conscious
    • thinking the pearl of clairvoyance is contained from the start. Ideas
    • the whole of evolution, the starting-point for the knowledge of
    • truth. To bear this feeling in your heart will prepare you to receive
    • Arjuna's heart. What may be trivial and commonplace for the
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    • particular blow of fate was felt as a bitter and hateful experience.
    • interest in all that concerns our particular selves in the external
    • changing this or that particular sympathy or antipathy but of
    • particular stage arises with tremendous force, and all sorts of
    • to our forefathers.” All these things were part of Arjuna's
    • gave Arjuna a higher and stronger self-consciousness? We shall start
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • is. Apart from that I still have another faculty, a clairvoyant power
    • pursue some useful calling and play a useful part in community life?”
    • for the philosophers who do not seem to take part in any productive
    • An enormous part of our
    • no part in, no connection with a higher world. Indeed, it is not the
    • of light from the glittering particles of dust, the light itself
    • breathe there. Man enters that world with the part of his being that
    • moral sense, his moral feelings, that he must tear all earthly
    • and earthly love of power! If one does this, one will never be able
    • call the Christ, Who remained on earth altogether for three years.
    • consciously take part in originating. The more we are able to wonder
    • example, who had grown up with a particular religious bias, with
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • define man as a featherless biped. While this particular definition
    • greater part of our intelligence enters the brain through eyes and
    • the blue cup of the heavens was suspended over our earth. These great
    • one could investigate the material composition of the farthest
    • are at the starting point of another epoch, one that has its origin
    • certain parts of the brain. The brains of Western people are
    • ancestors, feeling that although they had died their spiritual part
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    • is really a part of the Gita except what accords with the
    • history and of the color and temper of a particular age in which
    • vision. A sound idea of the artistic composition of this poem may be
    • What may we expect here, realizing the artistic form of the poem and
    • in our souls the ideas presented to us in this part of the song.
    • suffice, we fail, As we reach this part of the song we feel as if we
    • sublime poem may start with intellectual understanding and so follow
    • radiance of the Sun, immeasurably great art Thou! Lost beyond all
    • of earth and fields of Heaven, Thy power fills it all. Alone with
    • Nothing firm I find, nor rest, O Mighty Krishna, Who art as Vishnu
    • primeval, bringing all worlds to naught, made manifest on earth to
    • thou lay them low. The instrument art thou, nought else than he who
    • evolution of humanity all over the earth, and trace it through as we
    • science; when in this sense we see the earth as the place where man
    • may say to ourselves that here then on earth these souls have been
    • directly in the period we have been describing. In all of earthly
    • on earth there exists not only the individual human soul but also
    • give about Krishna, because on earth there are all those concerns
    • on developing indefinitely. But there is mankind. For this earthly
    • highest point, but separately, dispersed, broken apart from each
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    • as he is simply cannot know one part of his being. As he looks out
    • recognize how the creative forces active in the earth's life to raise
    • existence by deductions from scientific facts. Apart from their not
    • empty space; we cannot go any farther, there cannot be less than no
    • the other parts of human nature in which they are mingled. Invisibly
    • into two parts. In every human being two persons confront us —
    • entered his actual earthly evolution.
    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
    • earthly evolution will gradually be understood and realized by
    • course of earthly life took possession of this body; then from
    • partakers in the whole of human evolution. It will be for us like a
    • all the earth is to develop such impulses as have been the subject of
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    • result. For one, it is easy for the Eastern peoples, particularly for
    • difference — apart from differences of time, mood, form, and
    • right quality of feeling, particularly in its later sections. At a
    • same order of sequence as if we were starting from an abstract
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    • with heart and head in the right place. A man who takes without
    • to, dissolved in, a part of. Learn to know that all that is there
    • learn to hold thy soul apart. Thou shalt be neither sattwa, rajas nor
    • activities according to how they partake of sattwa, rajas or tamas.
    • central point of the whole of earthly evolution.
    • have tried by means of a particular instance to indicate how
    • that also is part of our obligation to truth. It is simpler to inform
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    • which could lead it into particular catastrophes and revolutions.
    • whole it should. certainly be possible to keep these two things apart:
    • Apart from this, the attainment that must be sought is connected with
    • cannot be altered by knowing about them, one expels a great part of
    • Thou art alone in the world. Thou art quite alone in the world. And
    • words: Thou alone art the whole world. This experience becomes ever
    • “time” — “Now art thou not yet anything, and after
    • being lived in this particular personality. One would never have
    • Moses”, would have known that this was the particular spiritual
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    • interaction of influences from the Earth and those from stellar space.
    • only to the Earth but is also at home in the Cosmos.
    • death pass over the Earth; we see disease and pestilence. And. the
    • lives on Earth have to co-operate, for a period after death, in
    • manners and behaviour and particularly so when they are required to
    • long that the Earth stood still and that the
    • the movement of the Earth! It was an uncomfortable thing when —
    • Opposition, those gods who place particular obstacles in the path of
    • carpet over the Earth. Formerly he looked at the plants and was
    • grows out of the Earth and delights the eyes and perhaps the other
    • which the beauty of the Earth's plant-cover can evoke in the soul. And
    • in the very least any part of his feeling for the plant-vesture of the
    • Earth. Something else, however, arises within him. When he looks at
    • Everyone with a mere smattering of learning knows how the Earth's
    • the Earth. I refer to Gustav Theodor Fechner. Not from the standpoint
    • how influences from the Earth interact with those from stellar space.
    • the pouring out of the sunlight upon the vegetation of the Earth, and
    • perceptions of such a kind that he becomes a participant in the
    • relations between Earth-growth and plant-growth and the Sun and Stars.
    • Earth's vegetation changes in the usual way. Quite similar are the
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    • Moses led his people out of Egypt he took with him the part of the
    • that in earlier incarnations your own soul took part in what these men
    • into the Earth and work on engendering the physical and etheric bodies
    • bodies on the Earth. In contemplating how these beings worked down
    • past which was connected particularly with these experiences is that
    • accomplish his Earth-mission are brought into existence. In this they
    • able to send forth mould the human head and form the different parts
    • Initiation: its revelation of the connection between the earthly part
    • They knew they had come to the farthest point attainable. In the
    • feel yourself united with the Being who works with others on the part
    • cannot cast off all this earthly, physical power of judgment; if he
    • forget the art of understanding which formerly guided you through the
    • than ask of it: “Who art Thou? For Thou alone canst tell me who
    • Thou art, and only then can I know that which takes the essential
    • inward part of me as a human being from death to a new birth. Only
    • himself to be united. He feels with the deepest part of himself that
    • he is united with the deepest part of the Being. The urge towards
    • physical Earth; he must have brought into this world, to this Being,
    • But what is born is not after the manner of an earthly birth, as the
    • aspirant knows at once through his own vision. An earthly birth arises
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    • Earth-evolution, it was spoken of as the "Holy Grail."
    • forces of the Zodiac and planets, particularly of the Sun and Moon. In
    • King Arthur's Round Table. Something in the human organism is now
    • "Montsalvat." Teaching is now no longer tied to particular
    • belongs to the physical side of man, the part which remains behind in
    • spiritual worlds became a participant in the fate of Osiris, the God
    • who was dying to the higher worlds and descending into the earthly
    • Earth-region in order to enter into the souls of men.”
    • Earth-region so that He could gradually come to life again in the
    • souls of earthly men; and in this new life, rising to ever higher and
    • higher glory, would consist the further development of the Earth, even
    • to the end of the Earth-evolution.
    • disappearing, sinking down into the Earth-region and becoming lost to
    • spiritual sight. Let us follow the evolution of the Earth, and we
    • for a certain time below the Earth's surface, in order to reappear
    • upon by those in later times who were permitted to participate in the
    • belonged to Earth-evolution.
    • the human soul has participated. Hence it was necessary that the
    • and of the Planets, but particularly to the secrets connected with the
    • streamed out of cosmic space into the Earth — during the fifth
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    • re-emerge and in the coming centuries they will play an important part
    • and spiritual world. In the Middle Ages, when earthly existence was by
    • effect, is only part and parcel of another body, but the self, the
    • rises above all created things of the Earth, above the animals, indeed
    • reborn in the depths of the human heart.
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    • Manes, lived on the Earth three hundred years after Jesus the Christ.
    • — the Evil. To the Manicheans, however, Evil is an integral part
    • But the farther back we go in history, the greater is the difference
    • of earthly development which precedes our own. The men living at that
    • The frontal part of the human head began to develop in the European
    • is the country of the Atlanteans. In that age the Earth was hotter and
    • expressed by the races actually existing on the Earth. The higher
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    • The spiritual part of man proceeds from the Gods. In this sense, man
    • is a God who has degenerated, and Lamartine's words are literally
    • There was an epoch when all life on the Earth was semi-plant and
    • semi-animal. The Earth herself was, as it were, a great animal-being.
    • gigantic forest growing from it. This is the epoch when the Earth and
    • element of the Earth.
    • which once lived on the Earth as upon a plant. Hence its peculiar,
    • the Earth. It is parasitic because it has not learned, like other
    • When this plant-earth became mineral, it acquired, through the metals,
    • The Earth has been “mineralised,” so also has the physical
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    • semi-fluid, semi-vaporous Earth was still united with the Moon. Man
    • But with the mineralisation of the Earth, other organs of sense made
    • Before the Earth became metallic, it was only perceptible in the
    • part in the development of beings and the unfolding of freedom.
    • It is a false idea on the part of certain mystics to disparage the
    • The Rosicrucians taught that the Earth, in primeval times, was an
    • Earth of wisdom. Today we may call it an Earth of love.
    • The mission of man is to accomplish for the imperfect part of his
    • living powers forever. The Art of today will be the Nature of tomorrow
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    • conditions of civilisation, and particularly of the human intellect,
    • heart being a veritable vortex of forces and streaming currents. The
    • In civilised man, the astral body is divided into two parts — a
    • lower and a higher. The lower part is still chaotic and dark, the
    • The lower part of the astral body of man in our age is dark; the
    • higher part is limpid and full of colour. The higher part has been
    • transmuted and permeated by the self but not the lower part as yet.
    • During sleep the astral body is partly freed from the physical body
    • stamp of the hierophant who had imparted it. A man who had passed
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    • feet must be washed in the blood of the heart.”
    • body and particularly its upper part which corresponds to the head.
    • Having trained the upper part of the etheric body, the disciple must
    • heart. In remote ages of earthly evolution, man lived in the waters
    • particular names:
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    • undergone by the ancient Initiates was only a partial death in the
    • caste of Hindu building the gigantic Indian temples in the heart of
    • an epoch of concentration upon earthly efforts; he was to work towards
    • the amelioration of earthly existence, the development of intellect,
    • earthly tasks — was to live without remembrance of his incarnations and
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    • the heart of Nature herself.
    • Earth, or in the words of oriental occultism the cessation of the
    • would die, for it is but a tiny organ of the Earth and the air. That
    • identify himself with the Spirit of the Earth.
    • beginning of Faust. The Spirit of the Earth to whom Faust aspires,
    • body and is one with the planet. He is one with the Earth and finds
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    • Earth. We live in it as beings born blind who guide themselves by
    • world the cause comes after the effect, whereas on Earth, the effect
    • unrealised on Earth — that is said to be sensed by the spirits in
    • Man is impelled by desire when he is descending to earthly
    • incarnation. Not for nothing is desire for the Earth born in man. The
    • knowledge. But in order that man may learn on the Earth, he must be
    • is the origin of black magic. The earthly commandment, Thou shalt
    • The white magician would impart to other souls the spiritual life he
    • gashing living animals with a knife at the precise part of the body
    • earthly life. Leprosy was the result of the terror caused by the
    • rise, on Earth, to diseases such as leprosy.
    • the astral world we reap on Earth in future times. We are reaping
    • What on the Earth we call feeling comes back again to Earth in
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    • the heart. In earlier times, six petals only were visible. The
    • knights of King Arthur, and again in all creation, in all action.
    • spiritual world — tends towards the domain of Art. Art, too, comes from
    • notably at the time of Greek civilisation. Art is an astral event of
    • disciples of the Mysteries carried over into Art what they had seen in
    • The zenith of the earthly life of man is reached at about the age of
    • divided: the lower part producing the sexual (physical) organism and
    • the higher part giving rise to thought, imagination, speech.
    • lower part of the body is a product of the past. Raised to the heights
    • parts by a straight line; the head and left upper part of the body are
    • above, the right upper part and the lower part of the body are below
    • symmetrical parts, however, have not the same value. Why is man
    • The heart will be the brain of the chest — an organ of knowledge.
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    • surrounds us even in earthly life, but we do not perceive it. In
    • functions in earthly and cosmic life, it will be best to take our
    • start from a consideration of the state of sleep.
    • body, having greater quiet and less to do, partially detaches itself
    • existence is devoted, in part, to this work. The substance of the
    • develops his etheric body in earthly existence in such a way that it
    • Earth he is able to awaken, within his etheric forces, a
    • Earth. With unbroken consciousness, he passes from earthly to heavenly
    • knows the Earth. Why, then, should he return? This objection would be
    • general rule, he returns to find a new Earth, a new humanity, even a
    • These changing conditions of the Earth which determine the times of
    • Earth of their relation to the heavenly constellations. The great
    • the movement of the Earth in its relation to Sun and stars. This fact
    • A new flora and a new fauna on Earth are brought forth on Earth by the
    • tries to explain the process of earthly evolution by the
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
    • more he can participate in this process. His influence upon the
    • In future ages there will be conscious participation on the part of
    • on Earth are wrought by the Devas and by man. If we build a cathedral,
    • transfiguration of the Earth.
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    • asi (Thou art That).
    • the astral counterparts of the phenomena of the physical world.
    • pure intellect, apart from its content. A new world will then be
    • gestures, acts and thoughts. Everything that happens on Earth
    • after death, the echoes of Earth can be experienced in these
    • Devachan does not separate us from the Earth, but reveals it to us
    • religion who think that the sufferings of the damned are part of the
    • hover in the astral nimbus of the Earth, we must have recourse to
    • would descend to Earth as congealed air and we could recognise each
    • — Akasha. Events on Earth impress themselves into this akashic
    • Adam and Adam gives all beings their names. On Earth, the individual
    • Devachan, each being has his own particular sound; yet at the same
    • Earth but from the side of the heavens. The Akashic Record becomes the
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    • say, expression in articulate sounds, first became possible. This was
    • of articulate sounds can only be a faculty of beings who stand
    • The temperature of the Earth in those times was much higher than it is
    • walked on four feet; he could not utter articulate sounds; he had no
    • himself on solid earth, this organ changed into the lungs, the gills
    • into ears and the frontal parts of his structure into arms and
    • to utter articulate sounds — the words of speech.
    • find an astral humanity indwelling a purely astral Earth. Before that
    • again, man and Earth existed merely in a devachanic condition. There
    • through the being of man. His higher soul was still part and parcel of
    • the whole Cosmos, participating in cosmic thought.
    • The further we retrace the parallel development of man and Earth, the
    • of descent; man and Earth have reached the greatest degree of
    • earthly and planetary experiences are known. Such a mind could live
    • presence of a creative sphere in existence before our Earth and