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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Recently I have endeavored to sketch the being of man and the three
    • nation, the race or the century we live in, are subdued and
    • Their content must be true not only for today, yesterday, a century or
    • century, but they extend over the whole of evolution. They were true
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • last century the postage stamp had to be invented and introduced into
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • circumstances women have recently entered universities. With the
    • Lombroso. He describes Woman by saying that at the centre of
    • insinuates itself more and more into the central position in the
    • this area only in the second half of the 19th century. And it
    • half of the 19th century to such an individual as
    • life of the first half of the 19th century and sees what sort of
    • influence this woman had on the men of the 19th century, will no
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • because in past centuries and particularly in the last century, our
    • last century. It was necessary that old religious feelings and
    • centuries, this logic? If we wish to look into the depths of its
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • has been said recently that it is no longer possible to be a
    • the ascent from the purely physical to the spiritual realm can be
    • central position within the bodily functions. Let us examine what
    • centered within him. It is a fact inwardly perceived through
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • little the will is directly influenced from the centre of your being.
    • investigation of recent years, undertaken by individuals among genuine
    • comprehend the event that has its beginning in the Twentieth Century:
    • century. A number of individuals will see the Etheric Christ and will
    • from century to century returns ever and again in a body of flesh, not
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • been conducted during recent months. There has been no little talk about
    • astral body was presented here in two recent lectures
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • that as it has passed from one epoch to another, from one century to
    • performed at centers that served both as schools and churches. Through
    • centers those souls whom the leaders of the schools believed capable
    • There were basically two kinds of center[s] where pupils were trained to
    • the first kind, under the guidance of the centers' leaders, especially
    • Central Asia, man was led to the secrets of life by an opposite
    • centers had to experience, in a special way, the change from one
    • Humanity's course of development was then on the ascent. Man was
    • human evolution entered upon its descent, the human soul can revive
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • increasingly removed from past centuries. In the past, plays like the one
    • thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, which present with the
    • body by the recently deceased. "Remember, you living ones, the secrets of
    • the same way we must see in the form of the innocent child the Being that
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • recent Group meetings have already heard much concerning this Mystery:
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • center-point of human development, and everything that has since
    • until the sixth and seventh centuries before Christ. From that time
    • The fourth post-Atlantean civilization began in the eighth century
    • before Christ. About three and a-half centuries later thought had
    • fifteenth century after Christ the fifth post-Atlantean age began.
    • civilization of mankind for centuries.
    • than by seeing the Christ-Impulse as the central point. The whole
    • human memory will understand the central point of world-evolution. A
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • unselfishness, and to become acquainted with all those incentives to
    • longer realize it but in the first centuries of Christianity the Christian
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • or, in other words, the concentration of our thought life.
    • What is this concentration of thought life?
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • the center of our full consciousness, so that for a longer period we
    • turn our attention away from everything external, concentrating on a
    • another, in this case we marshal all our soul forces, concentrate
    • such concentration is to be fruitful, that person must indeed become
    • of the senses ebbs away. Then we lose consciousness. In concentration,
    • a single mental image. This is what makes concentration radically
    • to work for years on such concentration exercises; it is impossible to
    • But the one exercise that I have characterized as concentration or as
    • how he has to concentrate and refine all the forces of his soul that
    • It took the Church until the nineteenth century to remove the
    • the being whom we call Christ is to be recognized as the center of
    • which were simultaneously centers of religion, art, and science.
    • terms of recent spiritual evolution. The researcher must point to a sort
    • lead us to the Christ as the Being at the center of religious life. It
    • sense of belonging toward the Christ-Sun as the center of our
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • Christ's central, but equalizing position and Central Europe's mission
    • and ahrimanic forces in the West, and it was Central Europe's destiny
    • that France was more interested in presenting herself as the innocent
    • that Rudolf Steiner's message to Central Europeans must be read. In
    • Materialism was there, as was Ahriman. Steiner admonished the Central
    • central position. When Hitler was finally destroyed, Central Europe
    • central position has yet to be fully received and responded to not
    • only by the people living in what is left of Central Europe, but also
    • spot, a sculpture dominated by three figures. In the center of this
    • facial expression and in every gesture reflects a magnificent degree
    • being, as it were, with hatred, and thereby caused his descent. Such
    • pendulum. In the center, the pendulum is in perfect balance, but it
    • map of Europe so magnificently, but rather the Christ impulse working
    • Central Europe, notice a person who earlier in his life did not yet
    • hundred people. Fourteen percent of all these souls experienced a
    • conversion out of sudden fear of death or hell: five percent claimed
    • altruistic motives; seventeen percent because they aspired to ethical
    • ideals; fifteen percent had experienced pangs of conscience; ten
    • percent acted in obedience to what they were taught; thirteen percent
    • nineteen percent because they were forced by a good whipping at the
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • truths we have studied in many aspects during recent years.
    • post-Atlantean epochs. The centers of the mysteries were the places in
    • fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, science and
    • of West European culture, and particularly of Central European
    • Western and Central Europe is to introduce into men qualities that can
    • Western and Central Europe. They say, “You pay no heed at all to
    • across from the East to Western and Central Europe in many reproaches
    • are, accuse Western and Central Europe of having lost all feeling for
    • Herzen, an excellent thinker who lived in the nineteenth century and
    • bring about the descent of spirit self. Just as it is being striven
    • about Soloviev's main and central idea. Soloviev is far too good a
    • and Central Europe to understand became the main and central idea in
    • altogether from the central idea held by the great Russian thinker,
    • that he is God. How different it is in the West and in Central Europe!
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • From the lectures“Significant Facts Pertaining to the Spiritual Life of the Middle of the XIXth Century”
    • Significant Facts Pertaining to the Spiritual Life of the Middle of the XIXth Century.
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • three or four centuries, and especially during the nineteenth century right
    • recent centuries, and more especially our modern era, have given a
    • the great advances made during the recent centuries and the immediate
    • human life which have taken place during the past three or four centuries.
    • 19th century and which has been unveiled and shown to be erroneous only
    • powers of soul, and familiarizing himself with the more recent
    • remain just questions. People who lived during the 19th century, even
    • during the 19th century. I will not cite as an illustration anything taken
    • existence in the upper Austrian Alps during the 19th century. Konrad
    • achievements of science during the 19th century. During his youth he
    • led astray by the currents of his century came to reject all spiritual sources
    • children are now being taught this — the central gaseous sphere is formed
    • real course, however, of scientific evolution of recent date, shows that this
    • the anthropomorphic ideas uttered by some 19th century philosophers
    • Natural science has led in the course of recent time to a recognition of the
    • biology, were especially developed in the middle of the 19th century. And
    • then at the close of the sixties of that century
    • amateur; he knows nothing concerning the central facts of scientific
    • recent and highly important work: “The Genesis of Organisms, a Rebuttal
    • for Haeckel's magnificent scientific achievements within the cosmic scheme,
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • the nineteenth century. Or else they have been cultivated in the way
    • last third of the nineteenth century (though it also applies to a
    • we have been living since the beginning of the fifteenth century. They
    • You see, when we think of these things we come very near the central
    • something concrete. I recently said: An essential impulse in human
    • understanding of history which I have called for in recent lectures
    • matter, I have cited an example. I repeated it recently during a
    • mid-European culture of the nineteenth century, with essays on the
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • the Greco-Latin civilization from the first half of the 15th century,
    • period, which commenced in the 8th century B.C. and finished in the
    • 15th century A.D., was pre-eminently the period in which humanity
    • age which has comparatively few centuries behind it. Each age lasts on
    • central point out to one side without also swinging back to the other.
    • impulses must become, right on until the 30th century. For men to
    • personalities, as the center of the review. What have we gained from
    • what has now borne fruit, after the recent destruction of opposing
    • begins with the 30th century. From this we can see the fact that
    • In the Central European countries there is a middle condition of
    • In the Central European countries, which are not in such a state of
    • the Central European nations is really suited for political life. When
    • is firmly anchored in the soul, in the Central European countries, it
    • Appearance. However, the people of the Central European countries
    • simply no disposition for politics. When the Central European people
    • If you turn to the Central European people what will you find, when
    • Threshold but who are invisible to ordinary consciousness. The Central
    • the Central European countries as a being penetrated with the powers
    • inclination to be satisfied with exact truth; whereas in the Central European
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • mid-European life from the thirteenth until the twentieth centuries,
    • eighteenth century. The demands for freedom, equality and fraternity,
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • gave at the University of Berlin in the seventies of the last century.
    • developed through the centuries to the condition in which it finds
    • since the middle of the 15th century the spirit has to be brought to
    • And so it was only in the very recent past, in the era after
    • Germanic world during the first centuries after the founding of
    • flows on through the centuries, but from the 15th and 16th centuries
    • Middle Europe occurred almost without exception in a single century.
    • twentieth century, one would have to say: spirit, as conveyed by the
    • the 15th century, which we call the epoch of the evolution of
    • At the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, however, a new cosmic
    • incarnated in those regions. In the 15th century this sympathy began
    • century, souls have been less and less concerned with racial traits;
    • distributed over the whole body but are really centralised in the
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • centuries, of course — is that man's blood is losing the capacity to
    • to investigate bodies from the tenth or ninth centuries in order to discover
    • century.
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • terrible problem that weighed upon men in the nineteenth century and
    • early twentieth century: How is it possible to conceive of any
    • existence of an incandescent globe of gas, there is merely the
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • in the very centre of our consciousness, drawing them there with a
    • appeared in the course of the last few centuries will be able to
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • center of the view found in the cultic rituals performed by the priests in
    • people since the eighteenth century and throughout the nineteenth century
    • Christmas. We must realize that since the nineteenth century even theology
    • Christians in the first Christian centuries, and who felt the Mystery of
    • century, not through the arrival of external events alone, but because
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • soul-forces, to have been in all past centuries and millenia
    • untouched by earth, was descending to it, and this descent had to make
    • into its weaving life as it perceived the descent of the heavenly
    • shown how the Mystery of Golgotha was grasped in the first centuries
    • analytical reasoning powers alone. And in the 19th century naturalism
    • likewise are in direct line of descent from the Eastern Wisemen. The
    • Christmas Tree came into being only in the 19th century. What is this
    • earlier centuries — and in the appearance of the Christmas Tree
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • four centuries. Let me illustrate this for you in a particular case.
    • This view places the sun in the centre of our planetary system; the
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • that is to say, a geocentric picture of the world. Copernicus replaced
    • it with a heliocentric picture of the world. Man has now no longer the
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • into early Greek times, into an epoch many centuries before the Middle
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • fixed stars, whose centre is also in the sun, is so immense that the
    • of the fixed stars as is the centre of a sphere to its entire surface.
    • We find thus in Greek times the heliocentric conception of the world;
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • such knowledge, has shown itself frequently in later centuries in the
    • product only of the last few centuries.
    • thinking such as is necessary, for example, to grasp the heliocentric
    • himself in the very centre of his soul — he discovers that he is at
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • presented in recent lectures may be summarized in somewhat the
    • of the inner will itself, which a beneficent creation conceals by
    • Then, from about the fourth century A.D. onwards, came the time when,
    • In the fourth century A.D. there were schools which taught that the
    • Living in that same century was one whose ardor for what he had
    • In the fourth century A.D. there was sunset; now there must be
    • Indeed during the first centuries of Christendom, Christ was still a
    • according to their own conditions — a belief reigned for centuries,
    • lasting indeed until the beginning of the twentieth century, that in a
    • be kindled once again to light. For like a fluorescent body, the
    • in itself, it will light up, will become fluorescent when it is
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • suggest descent from the Roman-Latin people.
    • birth, during his descent out of the divine spiritual world into what
    • during his descent out of the divine spiritual world. All the single
    • geometry, music and astronomy. In this ascent through the various
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • teeth. And a true power of judgment, when the child or adolescent
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • that these rays, having grown together here in the center, form as it
    • in the center becomes especially living. And in the midst of this
    • central etheric structure, at the time of puberty, the physical heart,
    • new, the real, etheric heart. This etheric heart is a concentration of
    • etheric, too, is concentrated. Therefore the heart is the uniquely
    • influences collect together and form a kind of astral center.
    • together all our actions. And so from puberty a central organ is
    • created wherein all our doing, all our human activity, is centered. It
    • activity is centralized — centralized, in this case, neither
    • have a cosmos gathered up into a center; while at the same time, as
    • and concentrated there in the human being becomes increasingly cosmic;
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • spun, and this is concentrated into an after-copy — the physical
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • descent to earthly existence. If he is truly good, he links this
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • time, dating from the first third of the fifteenth century, is the time of
    • human race, of this or that century. And just as, for a lower form of life,
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • particularly since the first third of the fifteenth century, has trickled
    • At the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, and for centuries afterwards, man
    • With the recent development of humanity all that has changed. Now man says:
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • in various recent studies I have explained how the physical
    • most of the sense organs are concentrated, but I should actually draw
    • being, moving centrifugally; the nerve process, which is in fact a
    • breakdown process, is always directed centripetally, toward man's
    • organization, in a centripetal direction — when too many of the
    • centripetal direction and to dissolve again toward the outside in a
    • centrifugal direction. In the normal processes of the human body,
    • (etheric) permeated by outer, centrifugal astrality
    • centripetal astrality — on the path of disappearing
    • after it has permeated the same with centrifugal forces,
    • centripetally active [force] — of the nerve-sense
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • concentration, a microcosmic concentration of all world processes within
    • in more recent times has actually only been made in the area of surgery
    • development of the so-called centrosomes — you can read about that in
    • forces; the centrosomes, after fertilization, are called forth by the
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • this lecture at our London centre.
    • of it where the illuminated crescent is continued. What we are seeing
    • too then faded out; during the fourth century after Christ it vanished
    • so inordinately proud. Hence it is interesting to see a book recently
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • In recent months we have frequently spoken, my dear friends, of the
    • be accomplished for human evolution in the course of this present century by
    • Germans have thought of Raphael in the course of history through the centuries.
    • century, and that shall lead mankind past the great crisis in which it is
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • Christianity, too, especially as far as its central point, the
    • the first centuries after Christ, no longer exist. They may exist, at
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • of the 19th century until about the end of the 19th century; in the
    • already, and particularly, during the fourth and fifth centuries
    • fifteenth century — the beginning of the fifth post-atlantean
    • quite impossible — for an innocent man to be condemned to death
    • into error — into an error so strong, that the most innocent of
    • of the most innocent of all. First, this conviction must be gained
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • which has never been surpassed throughout the centuries.
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • century, especially through Lessing, we must agree with that
    • alive and unequaled through the centuries.
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • founded by Manes about the third century after Christ and its great
    • of St. Augustine until the 15th century.) The Life therein is
    • that was the contrast in the third and fourth centuries after Christ.
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • we? In this case, the clock is completely innocent.
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • are truths of the kind indicated recently when I said: the Greeks
    • if we ask the right questions about what has been recently described
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    • the nineteenth century people still spoke of vital forces. Naturally,
    • of the spirit. When, at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, a
    • nineteenth century up to the present day. But it must be realised
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • the social life of the present in the light of our recent studies of
    • Goethe. The nineteenth century represents a very significant
    • the social life of our own time. The middle of the century brought a
    • Looking back before the nineteenth century to the end of the
    • eighteenth century, we can observe a significant impulse. It was the
    • Letters” and Goethe's fairy-tale in my recent small book on
    • eighteenth century. He had no particular expectation as to what would
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • as the greatest man of his century. Goethe could not understand this.
    • The middle of the nineteenth century was a much more incisive point in
    • nineteenth century. And we can understand this fact only if we ask:
    • fairy tale. Since the middle of the nineteenth century this
    • middle of the nineteenth century and humanity was thrown back on its
    • the middle of the nineteenth century, one cannot really grasp what is
    • quite dark. The time before the middle of the nineteenth century
    • after the middle of the nineteenth century looks only at the world.
    • way. Today he concentrates everything upon a single power in himself,
    • century has everything flowed into one, with the rise of materialism.
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • recently. You will remember how in another connection I brought them
    • these things are not presented as they would be in poems of recent
    • cent are superfluous. The poems that are derived from an ancient
    • event is placed at the very centre of our picture of the history of
    • example, at the turning-point in the middle of the 15th century. And
    • Some Swede or Norwegian has recently written a book in which he gives
    • relevant writings from before the 15th century have accordingly to be
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • seemed to him to be concentrated in the living Sun, and to withdraw
    • Consciousness Soul since the beginning of the fifteenth century have
    • incandescent gas, and this picture is then transferred to the Sun in
    • are centrifugal forces. This does not contradict the fact that these
    • the human countenance. The Moon forces stream out from a centre in the
    • you know, began in the fifteenth century, we have to become free of
    • Like the Moon, the centre, from which the Mercury forces work, lies in
    • entering. He prepares for his descent to the Earth and — since
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • find ourselves by looking away from the outer world and concentrating
    • consonant reminiscent of something hard and angular, the other
    • reminiscent of the quality of velvet. In the consonant we adapt
    • magnificent advances, and these advances of science — though they
    • Recently when I was in Berlin I saw again what quantities of notebooks
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • Education for Adolescents
    • Education for Adolescents
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • to an age when, as I indicated recently, men will understand what the atom
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • rise up again and regain consciousness, and this re ascent is
    • in Central Europe, where there was still a vivid, ancient,
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • darkened, the eyes themselves begin, like two phosphorescent suns, to
    • phosphorescent, glimmering light. It is not surprising that this
    • which could immediately perceive this phosphorescent glow.
    • phosphorescent glow, this resounding music — it is these that
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • gentle phosphorescent glow, this living music, are an outer revelation
    • The mild phosphorescent glow, proceeding from the eyes; the living
    • eyes, one sees this phosphorescent glow, inwards, changing into
    • phosphorescent light — the occult script corresponding to
    • sounding, this living music, this gently phosphorescent glow, these
    • ever since the first third of the fifteenth century. What he
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • CHRIST AND THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
    • Thus in the first centuries after the advent of
    • during the first Christian centuries. This is not because the
    • was contained in the ancient Gnosis of the first Christian centuries.
    • conception of this descent of a purely spiritual Being into human
    • significance — for it is indeed the ‘centre of gravity’
    • first Christian centuries onwards, of the qualities of the soul of
    • there has lived, through all the centuries, an echo of the ‘Christ’
    • century onwards, this kind of ‘double entry’ process grew
    • of the 19th century the whole course of evolution had led to the
    • Impulse. But in the 19th century, wide circles (among which we must
    • century, research into the life of Jesus was substituted for an
    • similar works. We need only indicate briefly the most recent results
    • Since we are speaking of such recent occurrences, it is only
    • century) for the purpose of proving historically the events which are
    • only so, but research into these things has recently taken quite
    • those things to which for so long in the 19th century they were
    • taken place through the course of centuries, and which was brought to
    • in the spiritual evolution of the 20th century will be the
    • recognition that the 19th century was on false paths when the life of
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  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • with the word ‘Mysticism’ itself. Quite recently it happened that
    • the nature of Mysticism. In the first centuries of Christendom the
    • Among all the ancient peoples there were Mystery-centres. These
    • centres were temples as well as institutes of learning and they
    • existed in Egypt, Chaldea, Greece and many other regions. As centres
    • maintained. Every ascent involves a descent and this implies that at a
    • is created by the ascent of the one and the descent of the other. Such
    • with the beginnings of Ego-consciousness; the central core of his
    • Central Europe. It seemed to them that the waters of the Rhine had
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • go back through the Middle Ages to the first Christian centuries we
    • the centuries when Greek philosophy came to flower in Plato and
    • the end of the fourth century A.D. I have often referred to one aspect
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • But then we find that from the fifth century A.D. onwards, this old
    • philosopher is Plotinus, who lived in the third century A.D. Plotinus
    • by the time of the fourth century A.D. and which in the later
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • four centuries of Christendom — for example, of the way in which
    • certain personalities in the first three or four centuries after the
    • lived at the beginning of the third century A.D. It is said that
    • century A.D.) only the first, elementary traces of this kind of
    • four centuries after the Mystery of Golgotha. With this wisdom men
    • also tried to understand the descent of the Christ into Jesus of
    • Christian centuries in regard to the super-sensible worlds. But
    • And then, on the soil of Italy at the beginning of the fourth century
    • School — which lasted beyond the third on into the fourth century
    • South of Europe during the first four centuries after the Mystery of
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    • spirit. In more recent times, the spirit has become very mechanical,
    • the middle of the fifteenth century, it was not necessary to attach
    • middle of the fifteenth century, but it is not necessary that he
    • concentrate our efforts upon the task of being ready to cope with
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    • Central Europe of course present a different aspect from the European
    • century, something special arose within the world-conception of
    • when the great ideas of the Central European world-conception had
    • of centuries of work on the part of the higher Hierarchies.
    • quite a decent life without having a knowledge of the spiritual
    • recently discovered a proof that may be advanced externally. It
    • with spiritual science. In the 13th and 14th century, Master Bertram
    • painted, shows that up to the 13th and 14th century it was possible
    • they are now, only a few centuries ago. This can be proved, and you
    • a human soul-quality only a few centuries ago. Before that time, man
    • But we can learn to know that even in the 13th and 14th century
    • this is so, for a Central-European writer would not describe things
    • which must become united with the Central European qualities. We can
    • experiences of the East during the 19th century; nothing can be seen
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    • central figure in Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Plays — the
    • Akasha Chronicle. Something reminiscent of their forms did indeed
    • traveled in Egypt and the region of Asia Minor only a few centuries
    • the centre to the periphery and the interior space itself will then
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    • Central Asia somewhere in the neighborhood of the Gobi and Shamo
    • Christianity: the hallowing of the personality, the full descent to
    • main value to physical continuity, was more accentuated. The
    • a kind of Nature worship, reminiscent in many respects of Egyptian
    • in Europe, in Central Italy, the mixing had been less complicated. We
    • represented symbolically by the descent of the Dove. Only the most
    • We have come to the culminating point — or the center. The
    • and 14th centuries, and was prepared in the 11th and 12th centuries.
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    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • Golgotha approached — in the 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th centuries B.C.
    • 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st centuries B.C., this question lived,
    • they dwelt before their descent to Earth, Christ had been the centre
    • of their vision — the Central Being to whom they had looked
    • before their descent to Earth. For by this time Christ was already a
    • Earth. It was so in the Mysteries of the second and first centuries
    • descent to Earth. Now that the souls of men on Earth were less and
    • fulfilled, in Jesus of Nazareth. In the centuries before the Mystery
    • problem was not the earthly biography of Jesus. It was the descent of
    • Christ. They looked up into the higher Worlds and saw the descent of
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    • recent lectures, you will, I think, be able to call up a picture of
    • Hierarchy who lived in his language as in more recent times. The
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
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    • and acting being. For many centuries it was justifiable to hold such
    • centuries of Christendom. It was said that Jehovah united with matter
    • in humanity taken as one whole, a Being who remembers its descent
    • centuries — and the hearts of many men in those times were
    • the first three and greater part of the fourth centuries of our era.
    • any real sense before the second half of the fourth century of our
    • us try now to summarise what has been said. Throughout many centuries
    • aftermath in Central Asia (Southern Asia too was affected to a
    • through the centuries to our own day, an Ahrimanic form of magic
    • and Central Asia, in the spiritual world immediately adjacent to the
    • Fauns and Satyrs who peopled the astral sphere adjacent to the
    • centuries of our era these astral beings withdrew into regions lying
    • immediately adjacent to the Earth, together with the efforts that
    • century and especially in the nineteenth century was influenced in a
    • of an astral region immediately adjacent to the Earth — a
    • Since the later Middle Ages and on through the centuries of the
    • which have been preserved in the astral regions of Central and
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    • century, and even in the last third of the 19th century — the
    • This is what happens when you concentrate your thoughts on the dead
    • in towards the centre; it is very important to remember this.
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    • observations to a positively magnificent materialistic explanation of
    • such beneficent arts and institutions but that he undertook journeys
    • the Egyptians throughout centuries through the influence of Osiris.
    • newcomers brought about, not while the other was extending beneficent
    • in a human being, had found his centre there in order to work in the
    • for some centuries mankind has lost practically all consciousness
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    • begins with the 7th or 8th century before our era, there was a kind
    • by those people who set the Osiris myth into the centre of their
    • World-Saviour) so too have those whose thoughts centred on the Osiris
    • up to recent centuries with Imaginative clairvoyance, but the
    • about the 6th and 5th-centuries B.C. — in the work of Thales,
    • like an ascent of still more inward Imaginations: it was the human
    • constellations which appear after centuries, after millennia, what
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    • living, since the 15th century, in the fifth Post-Atlantean epoch,
    • period of the Egyptian civilization that was a central thought. And
    • to be the central point of the Building. This statue presented a
    • In recent days we have
    • forgotten the matter, but centuries ago something was placed before
    • short at words! In the 15th, 16th, 17th centuries — so said the
    • 16th, 17th centuries.’
    • physical beings of the line of descent. Fundamentally the so-called
    • but a conception placing the doctrine of physical descent in the
    • centre. For the idea of heredity plays far the greatest role in the
    • must practise, and which must be put in the centre of pedagogy, the
    • just as it means a descent from physical beings, that one is born and
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    • course and came to its end. So that from the 15th century onwards, as
    • 8th century B.C. and ends in the 15th century A.D., those conditions
    • 15th century when the Aries-culture passes over to the Pisces (the
    • understanding into the time before the 14th century and read the
    • on at Brest-Litowsk between Russia and the Central Powers! That is
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    • year. We are now living — since the 15th Century — in the
    • evolutionary history of mankind which lies in the 15th Century. This
    • 19th Century, in 1828 in Vienna, a number of lectures were held by
    • deserved so well of Central European culture. Friedrich Schlegel
    • evolution of the 19th Century and the coming age.
    • one hand he looked back at the 18th Century, how it had gradually
    • gone on in people's minds during the course of the 18th Century then
    • Century. And side by side with this event to which he turned his
    • this motto because he believed that in the men of the 19th Century,
    • Europe have become in the course of the 19th Century! I repeat: it is
    • that one cannot stop short at the way in which earlier centuries had
    • 19th Century who turned from Protestantism to Catholicism because
    • us, by one of the most significant examples of the 19th Century, that
    • the 19th Century with its science and political life permeated by
    • 19th Century, compared with which the materialism known by Friedrich
    • what it will be like in later centuries; for them the right form will
    • by the Representative of mankind who stands in the centre of our
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    • in the twelfth, thirteenth centuries; they could not in the least
    • Since the third century of our era, when in the West the prejudice as
    • did not matter so much if people in the last few centuries gave no
    • developed since the 8th, 9th centuries, knows that many different
    • centuries, since the 8th, 9th centuries, with regard to anyone
    • relationships in Europe in the last centuries — it did no harm
    • played its part for centuries will become different. We are standing
    • concentrated; for a wave of hatred was prepared, as may now even be
    • my dear friends, not mere human beings will hate. Central and Eastern
    • perhaps be hated even more than Central Europe.
    • can look back over the last centuries and what they have brought ...
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    • whom I have often mentioned in other connections, has recently
    • instinctively take it into account. I have recently given an example
    • materialism had become general, has a deeper meaning. In recent
    • investigator cannot lecture by giving out what he has only recently
    • value of the so-called peace negotiations between the Central
    • our epoch which begins in about the 15th century of the Christian era
    • recent times. In ancient times it was responsive to cosmic
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    • thought — or at least it was until recently, for today people
    • centuries, back to the Middle Ages, and, I might say, we follow the
    • centuries, and now live more in the north — they are, to be
    • lineal descent, and which we take up with the first feelings of love
    • the south during the first centuries of Christianity and who then
    • the first Christian centuries, at the time of the migrations of
    • something entirely different from what in the first centuries had
    • those of the following centuries were so constituted that, in
    • Christianity a few centuries after it had come into existence.
    • descent, if we are not able to take into consideration what the souls
    • understood in the most varied ways. The people of the first centuries
    • during the first Christian centuries now incarnated in western,
    • course of the nineteenth century the principle of nationality arose,
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    • learns to control his muscles and limbs in such a way that the centre
    • next descent to the earthly world, possess already a power which in
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    • mental outlook of man through the centuries. If we tell people to-day
    • world which had grown up since the fifteenth century. In his youth he
    • world and his view of life since the fifteenth century? It is, in
    • century runs parallel with the development of intellectualism —
    • fifteenth century that our thinking has been so influenced by our
    • century. Anyone who really studies the writings of a man like John
    • Scotus Erigena in the ninth century will find no trace of similarity
    • manifested in later centuries and above all we can see it in a man
    • period since the fifteenth century, and this is the point in which we
    • eighth century B.C. outer history can tell us
    • beginning with Galileo, in the fifteenth century is an age of inner
    • the eighth century B.C. to about the beginning of
    • the time when attention is concentrated on the principles of measure,
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    • centuries.
    • mental pictures, concepts, thought-content, into the centre of the
    • complete survey, deliberately and as a free act of will at the centre
    • their faculties and their capacity for concentration.
    • with sustained and deliberate concentration. If care is taken to
    • descent through birth into physical existence, is experienced as a
    • aware of the ‘I,’ the central core of our being, in all
    • descent to the Earth must be made over and over again in order that
    • It is well-nigh incomprehensible to me that again, quite recently,
    • catastrophic period of the second decade of the twentieth century,
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    • During my recent lectures I have brought forward a few things with
    • centuries subsequent to the Mystery of Golgotha. We may say that in
    • the course of about six centuries, humanity has been trained to take
    • those six centuries. External documents (I have already called
    • continued to exist even in the post-Christian centuries, had an
    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • study) obtained its contents above all during the centuries which
    • in the following centuries, up to the fifteenth century.
    • the fourth and fifth centuries of our era, up to the fifteenth
    • century, with all the experiences connected with that time —
    • those centuries and all the experiences connected with that
    • born at the end of the fourth century of our era, but we may also say
    • thinking, evolved up to the fifteenth century. That human beings were
    • place in the fourth century. But to begin with, intellectualism
    • been developed up to the fifteenth century as a technique of
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • century onwards, and then more and more quickly; new spheres of
    • scientific world-conception. Up to the fifteenth century, the
    • In the centuries which followed, up to the nineteenth century, those
    • centuries which preceded the nineteenth century, one of these habits,
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    • nineteenth century onwards, the sensualistic or materialistic
    • end of the nineteenth century. Let us observe how the external facts
    • nineteenth and early twentieth century have become great. It was
    • were prepared in the fifteenth century and they reached a certain
    • culminating point, in the nineteenth century, at least in so far as
    • decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century.
    • the past three, four, five centuries, something entirely new had
    • birthday at Jena, in the nineties of the last century. I happened to
    • gradually came to the surface in more recent times, and that it was
    • great historical significance in the nineteenth century, particularly
    • the nineteenth century. Recently, I have described to you from
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • world-conception of the nineteenth century. This is altogether the
    • speak of Kant, from the second half of the eighteenth century
    • fifteenth century and reached its climax in the nineteenth century,
    • of thoughts. This is possible, for the nineteenth century has proved
    • it. The nineteenth century has also proved the justification of
    • we would reach, at the end of the twentieth century, the war of all
    • century... They are sound, clean people, whom we cannot in any way
    • century; nevertheless, in the books of Russian writers, who knew how
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    • real event of recent times, experienced by quite a number of our
    • that come towards it from the great universe. It is a magnificent
    • central figure of the group will stand upon the projecting rock. It
    • is quite indifferent what name we give to this central figure,
    • him the Christ, then we may also see the Christ in this central
    • in art and everything towards which art has striven in recent times
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    • the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries right on into our
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is one of those who strive to
    • Jacob Boehme’s magnificent, albeit stammering utterances, his
    • succeeding centuries proceeded to build up an idea of the make-up of
    • century and had reached a certain climax at the time of Giordano
    • fourteenth and fifteenth centuries still showed traces of this
    • since the fifteenth century, man has lost the capacity to discover
    • to information which dates back beyond comparatively recent times.
    • the Middle Ages and that it originated in Central Europe. There is
    • of the human soul. Centuries ago it was known that with their dreamy
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • cents.
    • evident in the 15th century. It was then that it slowly began to
    • century indicates a specially low point of human evolution in the
    • sent its ramifications into the 20th century, and now these
    • recent human evolution.
    • years of the 15th century. That time was the beginning of that epoch
    • 15th century, when our present epoch began.
    • more recent times. The time of probation has indeed come! Great tasks
    • 15th century, we have acquired in an abstract-theoretical way a
    • century, when, in the year 869, the Eighth General Oecumenic Council
    • power. And then came the 19th century, in which the ordinary
    • people who only see them outwardly. Central Europe, that is now
    • Harnack established in Central Europe really signifies the negation
    • waking up, we pass through events that are connected with the descent
    • 19th and 20th century. Yet they did not think that we do not only
    • and to our place in life! The centre at Dornach was not intended to
    • be a sectarian centre, but one that renders fruitful every branch of
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    • I said here recently, the essential principle of social community is
    • this ego-image when you look at the body with that centre of
    • In past centuries, not so very long ago, this freedom in thinking was
    • in the old way, as for four centuries you have become accustomed to
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    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • something that has recently taken place in connection with a Movement
    • fields of scientific work have recently been started within the
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    • centuries, whereas it is not so long ago that he used to look into
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    • in the neighbourhood of a centre of initiation need not at all be a
    • here, as the centre of the Graeco-Byzantine culture, may be taken, if
    • magnificent epic poem “Kalevala” the three characters
    • live. Its influence can continue through the fact that a centre
    • centre should be there, in the same way in which the thoughts that we
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    • last week I concentrated, even though sketchily, on their
    • practice that civilized man has developed in recent centuries is just
    • escape from what the civilization of recent centuries has produced,
    • religious and will impulses of recent centuries are the very same
    • and religious impulses that have evolved during recent centuries. But
    • few centuries. An anthroposophist feels that he would have to be
    • to the kind of life and practice that past centuries have brought us,
    • modern external life and practice during the past few centuries,
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    • I said of this yesterday] We have indeed made such magnificent progress that
    • come to think what a power newspapers have in the 19th century and the large
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    • strange illusions seen today in a recent trend of natural science.
    • remains behind, but in a concentrated form. The astral body is the
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    • centred in Salerno, Montpellier, Paris and also certain parts of
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    • astral body. Only present-day man does not notice this descent into
    • ought to continue. But a rapid ascent causes a rapid fall. This is
    • and sixteenth centuries an age of abstraction, of external science,
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    • synchronises with the central clock which, in its turn, synchronises
    • in the second third of the nineteenth century. Consequently the
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    • concentrate solely on what concerns the question of the karmic cause
    • the centaur Chiron. It is Chiron the centaur who teaches Aesculapius,
    • elsewhere on the earth. What kind of being is Chiron the centaur? He
    • ascent of mankind, for mankind's real welfare and real progress.
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    • him not from below, from the centre of the planet, but from the side.
    • from the earth's centre to its surface, and the influence of the sun
    • effect of the centre of the earth on its surface and everything
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    • constantly new sides. Since the last third of the nineteenth century
    • what it was through almost the whole of the nineteenth century. Until
    • the last third of that century men had little access to the spiritual
    • you a concrete example. In the early twelfth century, a man named
    • and concentration of soul, we should await a revelation of the
    • presented to it. Whereas we must be absolutely quiescent if
    • the world of colours, sounds, scents, tastes, mental pictures which
    • recently this fact presented itself to my spiritual sight with
    • astral and etheric bodies were as quiescent as possible and the Ego
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    • carried out during recent months. It is only as our studies progress
    • whereas nowadays men on Earth are divided by race, descent and so
    • magnificently in the Old Testament in the passage describing the
    • stemming from a Mystery Centre had been established among a
    • Mystery Centre. People were always given a leader from their own
    • descent, race, and whatever separates human beings from one another.
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    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • with the Macrocosm. A twelfth century allegory. Reference to
    • during the last four centuries that man has lost this consciousness
    • the twelfth century a story, a splendid allegory, became current in
    • brother promised to give the girl the most fragrant scent in the
    • eighteenth century. Herder translated many of Balde's lyrics and
    • the seventeenth century. There is also an exposition dating from the
    • thirteenth century by the poet himself, so it cannot be called a mere
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    • and hearing expand into space; from the centre where he is standing
    • were outspread and what he perceives is really the centre. He looks
    • incarnation. He looks from the circumference towards a centre. It is
    • yourself at the centre, and could drink in the forces of the
    • the centre. Translated into terms of spiritual reality, this is
    • adjacent part of the astral aura is, on the other hand, particularly
    • clearly of all in Aristotle who lived in the fourth century
    • magnificently by Kepler. But the nearer we come to modern
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    • thirteenth century we associate everything that has to do with the
    • Rosenkreutz in the thirteenth century. Today I shall speak of a deed
    • he performed towards the end of the sixteenth century. This deed is
    • what that ascent means and also of the world-wide significance of the
    • few centuries after the Mystery of Golgotha, in a Mystery school
    • Mystery Centre in spiritual bodies. One such Teacher was the Being
    • spoken of as Gautama Buddha. And in the seventh/eighth century after
    • Mystery Centre referred to above; but everything was clothed in a
    • the Mystery Centre of which I have spoken.
    • impulse of the Mystery of Golgotha then made an ascent possible in
    • the evolutionary process. The ascent is at present only beginning,
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and thereafter a phase of ascent — now
    • Impulse is necessary. Similarly, there were phases of descent and
    • ascent in the evolution of Mars, into whose sphere we pass between
    • death and rebirth. Until the fifteenth/sixteenth century the
    • from the spiritual worlds was undergoing a phase of descent, just as
    • Christian era. By the time of the fifteenth/sixteenth century it was
    • ascent, for the consequences of the phase of descent had become all
    • Cusa in the fifteenth century was dedicated in mind and heart to the
    • into the spiritual world. That the ascent into spiritual worlds
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    • matters such as the one spoken of recently, namely, the mission for
    • esoteric expositions of past centuries. And many people who hear
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    • centuries ago. It is what we today mean by the expression ‘public
    • opinion’. Even as recently as the thirteenth century it would
    • in these earlier, often despised centuries. In earlier centuries
    • centuries, however, people attached more weight to authorities whom
    • centuries. People belonging to our civilisation usually concern
    • primitive human being in earlier centuries endeavoured to have some
    • individual living in the thirteenth century. In those days there were
    • study the history of Florence during those centuries and in later
    • centuries and one can speak of its actual beginning. Such things must
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    • or conception. The conditions of central importance here are quite
    • book about Goethe has recently been published, in which his
    • born, perhaps centuries later, from a line of ancestors, regulates
    • the world of the senses and will concentrate attention on what is
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    • last decades of the nineteenth century, when the writings of Buchner
    • beneficent Powers of health and salutary forces sent down from the
    • have died. I recently had an experience that others too may have had.
    • Someone asked me about a friend who had died very recently and it
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    • beginning of the seventeenth century Brahmanism was absorbed into
    • which has its centre of gravity in the Mystery of Golgotha comes from
    • century, should be said to be the first region of Devachan, of the
    • proclaimed since times primeval. And centuries after the Mystery of
    • region of the Cosmos. At the beginning of the seventeenth century
    • centre of gravity’ in the Mystery of Golgotha. When we
    • Earth has its centre of gravity in the Mystery of Golgotha, while on
    • ancient times, has its centre of gravity in the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • world. Then we realise that during the centuries before and after the
    • some centuries previously.
    • developments of the last few centuries. In tracing back the evolution
    • said about the world in the sense of the early twentieth century.
    • world-picture. In the Anthroposophy of the twentieth century we have
    • back at these children, these poor dear children, who centuries ago
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    • centuries: the advent of the Grail idea, concerning which we shall
    • centre of an imposing world-picture. But if on the other hand we look
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • century.
    • attempts that were made in subsequent centuries to understand the
    • at the very beginning of the Sibylline age. From about the eighth century
    • many centuries — indeed all through the fourth post-Atlantean
    • where anything of a spiritual nature is concerned. Until quite recent
    • centuries the ideas of all classes of people were influenced much
    • drawn to the fact that in comparatively recent times the nature of
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    • Again and again, especially during the early centuries
    • mythology from the ninth century B.C. onwards.
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    • Greeks, the Romans and the European peoples of central and northern
    • there was a centre of the Adonis cult. Bethlehem was one of the
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    • centuries they conjured up from their chaotic soul-life a mixture of
    • Friday he came to a hermit, named Trevericent. The hermit tells him
    • with the hermit Trevericent. This meeting with the hermit is
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    • the time — the fifteenth century — when the fifth
    • in the earth. The soul is in the centre of the earth; it sends out
    • it may also be the seat and centre of pure reason and the source of
    • “In the whole creation there is a magnificent and
    • the Trinity: the Father is the centre, the Son the surface, and the
    • Holy Spirit the uniformity of the distance from centre to surface
    • Mysteries in the new way — with the powers of the innocent soul
    • centre, the Son the surface, and the Holy Spirit the uniformity of
    • the distance from centre to surface (the radius); and so it is with
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    • thought-life first awoke in the 7th, 6th century B.C. Before that
    • that comes to light so magnificently in the thought-structures of
    • All the questions which have arisen since the 16th, 17th century are
    • general. And for the first time since the 16th century we
    • —Consciousness soul! The magnificent example of how free
    • centuries B.C.; it lies before Homer, before historical times. But
    • through history for whom a century is a year; evolving in accordance
    • evolves as humanity except that a year is as long as a century. This
    • century corresponds to a year.
    • century has entered, so to say, into its ‘forties’. The
    • slowness where a century corresponds to a year of human life. Yet all
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    • concentrates again in the solar warmth.
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    • spread over a longer period of time are concentrated, drawn together,
    • sufficiently the changes which have recently taken place in the
    • are infested with modern learning, think that many centuries ago
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    • which began in the first third of the fifteenth century and has
    • in recent centuries. However, it must be said that the intellect has
    • Giordano Bruno right up to the nineteenth century. Especially in
    • attained in recent centuries.
    • Yet the practice of centuries continues through a certain cultural
    • develop predominantly between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • difference whether one uses these terms or prefers the more recent
    • that the intellect developed by man in recent times is very
    • third of the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century
    • Jupiter existence. Therefore, all the magnificent achievements of
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    • This is why it has so beneficent an effect upon us, as the plant's
    • as the inner surface of a beneficent, inner hemisphere, everywhere
    • They live in him in such a way that they are centred in his head, and
    • many centuries; and there are many documents, still existing to-day,
    • disappearance of this vision, are events of only a few centuries ago.
    • last three to four centuries, the formerly extant, more atavistic and
    • to live (not his recent abode, but where the writer reports him to
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    • which is, so to say, the central theme of our lectures. To-day, for
    • The Intellectual-soul or Mind-soul, the central member,
    • they perceive centers therein. These centers are the human egos,
    • perception in which there are certain centers; these centers, these
    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • consciousness. That to them is a number of centers around which the
    • as centers within him, the Archangel has the feeling that what comes
    • the people in question, when the several perceptions, the centers
    • perceives as a withering of the centers in his domain of perception.
    • centuries. For instance, in the very country in which we now have
    • centuries this play of the Archangel of the Germans in co-operation
    • Such peoples are not so much centralized, they pay more
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    • the East; but the Central European domain must call to mind its own
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    • planet by radiations from within, from the centre. We may therefore
    • Thrones, the Cherubim and the Seraphim work from its centre. We must
    • that when we look towards the centre of our planet, we may say: There
    • To our observation they are concentrated in what we call the rays of
    • concentrated for us, and we see how streaming life, weaving sound,
    • from the others and all are equidistant from the centre. The centre
    • in man signify nothing else than the creating of an active centre in
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    • unfolding its powers from out of the universe towards the centre of
    • in combination with the normal Spirits of Form, who are centered in
    • These have their centre in the other five planets, speaking of the
    • planets in the old way. You must therefore seek for the centre of
    • the normal Spirits of Form are centered in Sun, one of them —
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, there are five possible centers of
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • our recent statements we placed in Africa, by saying, that through
    • centered in Mercury, the negro race came into existence, we are then,
    • then drew through the central points from which the several races
    • directed from such centers.
    • whose activities proceeded from the centre of Mercury also worked in.
    • According to the astrological co-operation of these various centers
    • in accordance with this the centre of balance was taken as the point
    • himself the whole human nature. But now from the Mercury centre the
    • were guided in quite a definite way from the original centre, and
    • from a centre. We have to suppose this centre as being at a definite
    • centered in the several Planetary Spirits (with the exception of the
    • towards the six Elohim who are centered in the Sun. In the Mongolian
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    • going on in the great world. This ascent is connected with the fact
    • Asia, Africa and Europe, whose centre the Greek people had become.
    • impulse then given was, in the course of the following centuries and
    • ascent into the region of the Spirits of Form, which would at that
    • ascent, and had undertaken another mission, that of becoming the
    • a long time even in the Middle Ages, in Central and Northern Europe
    • seventeenth century (beginning from about the twelfth century), was
    • Now from the twelfth to the sixteenth century something
    • Archangels of Europe — especially those of Western, Central and
    • Celtic Archangel had founded a new Centre in the noble citadel of the
    • Grail. From that spot which in ancient times was the centre for the
    • now lies over Central Germany, but is really situated above the
    • Europe. Hence, because the great centre of inspiration was there,
    • past, was that great centre of inspiration, which later on
    • transferred its chief activity to the centre of the Holy Grail.
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    • it. He understood this down to the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries
    • ascent to higher stages. He learned to know Odin as one of the
    • Thus even in the Christian centuries he still understood
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    • everywhere placed in the centre of human life, according to its
    • behind the figure of Loki, who possesses a remarkably iridescent
    • of the Luciferic influence has brought about the deeper descent of
    • anthroposophical centers one is sufficiently advanced to make it
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    • European felt this gradual ascent to the individual ‘ I ’
    • the Germans of Central Europe as appearing to belong to separate
    • All this was poured into the Spiritual Souls of the Central European
    • The philosophies of Central Europe, those philosophies
    • the nineteenth century, are apparently far removed from the sphere of
    • Central Europe.
    • creating his mighty civilization and his magnificent spiritual life,
    • understood. Solovioff recognizes that two Will-centers must be thought
    • significance of Christ becomes the central point of philosophy, and
    • Thus are the missions divided between Western, Central,
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    • capacities he has developed in the course of centuries, that which
    • the descent of those human souls who, in primeval times, before the
    • the form of clouds; that was the condition when the descent of those
    • descent of the psychic-spiritual human beings, who had once upon a
    • Folk-spirits have played a great rôle. The vision of that descent has
    • descent of the divine-spiritual into the physical.
    • will, (from the middle of the twentieth century on), gradually
    • Christ-revelation will announce in the twentieth century as the
    • happened for centuries. Certain people have always profited by this
    • case of such an one was in the seventeenth century, when a man called
    • personality of Sabbatai. In the seventeenth century the tragedy was
    • truth; but in the twentieth century it would be a great misfortune
    • the seventeenth century. It will be a trial, a severe test for those
    • him in his soul, will find that in the twentieth century the capacity
    • belongs to us all in Northern and Central Europe, will again stand
    • hope that that which must be the central nerve and the vital essence
    • minds to work. One can go astray in the twentieth century because
    • to go through during its early centuries and millennia, when the
    • South, East, West and Centre of Europe become aware that it is
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    • human order,” who since the seventies of the last century have been descending
    • lectures I have given recently on the nature of
    • which took place in the nineteenth century, it is no longer rooted in reality.
    • personality. He was able to become a personality because of the concentration
    • of the forces that were to build his body. And this concentration of forces was
    • in the nineteenth century.
    • it was until the epoch of the fourth century after Christ. It was then for the
    • been increasingly rapid since the fifteenth century, and today, although the
    • which reached its climax during the nineteenth century. And today man is
    • significance came to pass at the end of the seventies of last century. It is an
    • seventies of last century, other Beings — not of the human order — have been
    • century, super-earthly Beings have been seeking to enter the sphere of
    • centuries more and more Spiritual Beings will be among us — Beings whose
    • the nineteenth century Spiritual Beings from the cosmos have been coming into
    • since the last third of the nineteenth century, but with this ghastly brood of half-mineral,
    • of plant-life and the theories that were evolved during the nineteenth century
    • place within his reach since the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • nineteenth century. The cultivation of Spiritual Science is in very truth a
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    • century. Moreover, the name Anthroposophy takes us still further back
    • into literature. It was already used in the eighteenth century, indeed,
    • first Christian centuries. But one who really learns what our spiritual
    • of the eighth or sixth century
    • science, which for three or four centuries has been developing out of
    • meant for mankind when three or four centuries ago the revolution took
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    • something upon which it is necessary to concentrate one's thoughts
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    • religion. But as I have said, in those ancient centres of learning
    • But in the centuries immediately
    • 8th and 9th centuries B.C. — these
    • century, however, the insight was lost — such men experienced
    • ovary at the centre of the blossom is a product of the Winter —
    • evolution — until about the 4th century — it was this
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    • notable book recently published disputes the claim of history to be
    • artist like Michelangelo in the Sixteenth Century and study him in
    • In the Sixth Century B.C.
    • sixteenth century the “Laocoon”, the “Hercules
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    • HE essential aim of the lectures given here recently has been to build a
    • prevailing to-day began to develop about four centuries ago. And the
    • 19th century, with all its pride of achievement, made a tremendous
    • In the age prior to the last four centuries, not only
    • Right on into the 15th/16th centuries, man's connection
    • into the modern age, into the 15th and 16th centuries.
    • phase which lasted into the 14th or 15th century. Men still heard
    • physical sound only. But until the 14th or 15th century something
    • the 15th/16th century. Humanity was wrested away from the genii of
    • 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Something of real significance was
    • experienced by the human soul prior to these centuries, when the
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    • Science. For many centuries men have grown accustomed to look at only
    • been customary during the last few centuries and which is utterly
    • through the centuries. To take a concrete example: How does a German
    • incarnated in a previous life during the early centuries of
    • are led back to the centuries of the conquests of America and to
    • first centuries of Christendom were in the more Southerly regions of
    • the present population of Western and Central Europe and the lands
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and in the earliest centuries of Christendom.
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    • If we go back as far as the 8th Century,
    • Whereas from the Graeco-Latin epoch, beginning in the 8th Century,
    • up to the middle of the 15th Century
    • Centre there is a civilization differing from that of the two poles
    • applied to Central Europe, but these explanations were not taken as
    • indicated in recent lectures. Consider the fact that a great number
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    • life, with the sun's ascent to the zenith, and sunset with the
    • explanations repeatedly given in recent lectures.
    • was greatly alarmed and said that quite recently a man had been
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    • 20th Century.
    • culture of Middle Europe, as we have come to know it in recent weeks,
    • since the Mystery of Golgotha, and particularly in recent centuries,
    • Christ-Experience of the first half of the twentieth century will
    • the middle of the fifteenth century, the disposition of men's
    • period between the middle of the nineteenth century and our own day,
    • familiar through nineteenth-century scientific development have taken
    • occasion here recently to consider the scope of the various branches
    • the dominant impulse of recent centuries, completely hollows man out,
    • political stupidity which has spread through the world in recent
    • years! This folly has been slowly gathering strength during recent
    • centuries; it has come to a climax in our own day. Those who are
    • second decade of the twentieth century by talking about the
    • in our ideas; because this twentieth century has had to give us an
    • century, this question will be more important than anything else
    • recent centuries that has created the conditions which make me
    • century.
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    • would concentrate all his powers on inquiring into the influence
    • knowledge upon which he set himself to concentrate, and for the
    • Let a man follow the exercises — in meditation, concentration,
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    • Greeks and Romans; that the following centuries down to the
    • fourteenth and fifteenth centuries continued to be influenced by
    • century mankind has been living in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch,
    • the preceding centuries down to the fifteenth century, and our own
    • centuries, particularly during the Graeco-Roman period of
    • form in the nineteenth century but are gaining the upper hand more
    • centuries of the Christian era this or that may have been adapted to
    • man's development at the time, and that in the following centuries
    • centuries yet before it — that from among those who understand
    • Spiritual science must be the centre around which all
    • concentration upon self-education.” As I have already said; I
    • this book takes exception, and that is the ascent, to knowledge
    • the central impulse of earth evolution, to the Christ impulse. The
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    • today is to transform, in meditation and concentration, the otherwise
    • acquire a new habit and during that time I shall concentrate my whole
    • for example, such an exercise as concentration each morning upon a
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    • Central Europe,
    • merely the catastrophe that happened in the recent years of the war, but
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    • — only a few centuries — when this black fellow, carbon,
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    • establish the right percentage-relationship between our whole inner
    • breathing. We live and weave in concentration and meditation.
    • has made in recent times. With coarse-grained, wide-meshed
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    • — and indeed, if one concentrated on the limited aspects which
    • most recent period. Why has it to correct itself? Because it takes its
    • scatter its scent abroad is held together, so that the aromatic elements
    • the scent-kindling life within it. So we might say: an organic body
    • aromatic scent! Then you become aware of the marvelous mutual aid prevailing
    • from the mere aroma of life — it spreads its scent abroad for
    • scent abroad, is thereby held together. The nitrogen, in fast, is that
    • up in this manure. Thus in the content of the horn we get a highly concentrated,
    • our recent tests (in Dornach), as our friends discovered for themselves,
    • all the odoriferous principles are concentrated and assimilated in it.
    • was altogether scentless to begin with, a rather delicately sustained
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    • Notably in the most recent
    • combined in a truly model way with potash, not only works magnificently
    • plenty of calcium — 77 percent of the plant substance, albeit
    • The innocent yellow dandelion!
    • that which is in the soil of the adjacent meadow, or of the neighbouring
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    • used to do until the nineteenth century. They also sowed according to
    • ash, you will have concentrated in the ash the very opposite force to
    • air whose temperature is seventy degrees centigrade, hot or cold, above
    • tee or decoction — a pretty concentrated decoction of equisetum
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    • differentiate, to individualise, as between the scent of earthly plants
    • and the scent of trees. Then, in the former case you will become clair-sentient
    • You see, the farmer can easily become clair-sentient. Only in recent
    • and similar creatures distantly reminiscent of the larva. Indeed, in
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    • the earth. There the manure permeates it, as we have Seen, with a nascent
    • way it lives in the Earth, the root absorbs this nascent Ego-force.
    • gathers up the ray-like nature in a concentrated “tabloid”
    • plant, and afterwards gathers-in its ray-like force in concentration.
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    • Descent of God into the world,
    • and rests in a crescent-shaped sheath.
    • Sixteenth Centuries the new age led everything spiritual
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    • deepen what we have recently considered. If we envisage, to
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
    • for Sagittarius is a human being sitting like a centaur
    • Pisces. We now live for many centuries under the sign of
    • the middle of the Fifteenth Century, he is repeating this
    • the Fifteenth Century, he is growing into his abstractions,
    • the center) we must breathe and eat; this is our nurse. And
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    • Goethe and the Crisis in the Nineteenth Century
    • Goethe and the Crisis in the Nineteenth Century
    • crimes, of which they were most certainly innocent — as can be proved
    • centuries.
    • important for all the succeeding centuries of modern times. If it had been
    • impulses which appeared among mankind from the 15th to the 19th century.
    • succeeding centuries.
    • the tragedy broke out in the Order of the Templars — a whole century
    • still from the earth — became in succeeding centuries for many others
    • hidden stream; and then at the end of the 18th century we come to a
    • whole of the 19th century and right on into the present time. At the end of
    • the 18th century, we see the French Revolution spreading its currents far and
    • works in Man to begin with through the I. At the end of the 18th century, Man
    • century, because everything was applied to the body, and ideals which only
    • spirit, and when the three ideals of the end of the 18th century are referred
    • spirit. That people were unable in the 18th century and have continued to be
    • unable throughout the 19th century to understand this, was a result of the
    • evolution in the way I have described. The 18th century mixed up Equality,
    • the way it has been understood in the 19th century, it can only mean social
    • centuries, by Galvani and Volta. People give far too little thought to such
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    • course of the past centuries. Anthroposophy is in no way directed
    • set at the centre of our consciousness by systematic practice, so
    • shall be particularly successful in concentrating upon concepts which
    • the centre of consciousness, and we then concentrate upon them with
    • the whole life of our soul, with all our power of concentration. Our
    • space of time which must not be too long, we try to concentrate
    • the nineteenth century, I wrote my Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • that even in the first decades of the 19th century people should have
    • The disease of spiritism has arisen in recent times; which in just
    • Real spiritual science seeks for an ascent into the spiritual worlds
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    • In the recent lectures it was described how the human being,
    • about by a rightly applied concentration, contemplation, and
    • concentrating his whole life of soul on individual mental
    • compared in this realm to certain other people. Until recently, there
    • worked on the solution of squaring the circle, until recent
    • “In all centuries poor truth had to blush over being
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    • people believe) or from the surface of the skin to the nerve centre
    • centre. A kind of demonic being is imagined as residing in the
    • central nervous system, although of course present-day science will
    • century. We see in a number of spheres something like a forward leap
    • the middle of the fifteenth century, only it passes unnoticed when
    • fifteenth century. Looking at history from the inside, the middle of
    • the fifteenth century was the end of an epoch of human evolution that
    • actually began in the eighth century
    • continuous line of development running through the centuries from 800
    • until the middle of the fifteenth century
    • we find that prior to the eighth century
    • feeling was still a part of nature. Not until the eighth century did
    • historical development from the eighth century
    • to the fourteenth century
    • In the middle of the fifteenth century, however, these forces
    • middle of the fifteenth century onwards what we can call the
    • middle of the fifteenth century the education of mankind consists of
    • understand fully what belongs to the era from the eighth century
    • till the middle of the fifteenth century
    • centuries from inside at man's soul development, the spiritual
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    • nineteenth century, and I have again and again emphasised that the
    • natural science during the nineteenth century and on into the present
    • the fundamental type of the thought of the nineteenth century. I have
    • The most capable thinkers of the nineteenth century,
    • get no further. This unworthy thinking of the nineteenth century is
    • last century purely external sense-observation obtained and gave its
    • Hence the extraordinary progress of recent years.’
    • of the nineteenth century, even down to our own day, have shown
    • investigators in natural science in the nineteenth century proved
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    • have existed right up to the twentieth century, and it is this
    • place, all that is related to and centralised in the head system
    • feel that no Western or Central European people could ever interpret
    • recently said quite frankly to a gathering attended by a number of
    • ladder to spiritual knowledge. But on their path of ascent from the
    • at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was the germ
    • internationalism is not the first stage of an ascent but the last
    • made their appearance in recent times. This quest for loving
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    • and hearts in the course of the centuries. But in the modern
    • eighteenth century, dying at the age of 29, describe the
    • was unknown. It is a young and quite recent institution. In
    • festival itself is so ancient and our present symbol of it so recent,
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    • Central Europe, for example, actually without anyone knowing
    • the last, third of the 19th century the spirit — the spiritual
    • body” has been changing during the last three to four centuries
    • spirituality (which is not suitable for us). We in Central Europe
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    • In most recent times, to be
    • century, like a devastating wave, proceeds when all is said and done
    • centuries, and especially in very recent times, and see to what moral
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    • contained in Volume No. 130 of the Complete Centenary Edition of
    • contained in Volume No. 130 of the Complete Centenary Edition of
    • such magnificent expression on the physical plane. Conditions in that
    • gradually become able, from the twentieth century onwards, to
    • they concentrated their gaze upon them and made themselves
    • Middle Ages and in recent years it has been confirmed by very
    • centuries before the beginning of the Christian era has not since
    • century and well known throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. It is
    • connected with the future ascent of humanity to Morality. Although
    • our century. From the thirties to the forties of this century
    • existed since the 13th century, by the words: In Christo
    • century but it is a truth that has at all times been known to many
    • one century before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Thus we must
    • centre of his further evolution, so for the whole of future humanity
    • century in the case of the Bodhisattva who later on, in three thousand
    • in the 17th century a certain individual proclaimed himself to be an
    • intelligent examination. The Bodhisattva of the 20th century will not
    • appears in every century until his existence as Maitreya
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    • public life. Quite recently, there has been no little comment on
    • public affairs in this direction. This very phrase was recently
    • during recent months. People began to perceive how very
    • what he is doing — that is, in other words, to bring the centre
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    • organised speech centre in a certain area of the brain, the so-called
    • — that the development of the speech centre on the left side of
    • the nineteenth century physiologists joined hands here even with
    • am here describing is the ascent to so-called “imaginative
    • independent of ourselves. For example, in recent times we have come
    • times, but to times more recent — we found much of what had been
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    • a space as peripheral as earthly space (physical space) is central. A
    • in which the force of gravity works from the earth's centre outwards,
    • centrifugal forces working outwards and opposing the former. Man in
    • It is repugnant to you. (I tried it recently, at least in relief.)
    • together in a wonderful synthesis. And what is concentrated in the
    • human form at rest. Then, concentrating on man's inner life,
    • infinite depths when, with our soul's loving gaze, we concentrate on
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    • AT THE CENTRE OF MAN'S
    • — a special centre was ancient Ireland — then the
    • Mystery centres, their gaze having long been directed outwards so as
    • speaking of Central Europe) learn to know in secret societies what
    • it often flows into action. In later centuries after about the middle
    • of the 15th century — the human constitution became such as to
    • eccentric garb and sit down, with his harp-maiden seated in front of
    • the 15th century.
    • development of the last few centuries. The two things belong
    • reason, whoever has had to learn of the presence of this centre of
    • him he has a fiery centre of destruction, and in truth the forces of
    • decline can be transformed into forces of ascent only if he becomes
    • This centre which is isolated in man, and should work only within
    • prevails, when we become aware once more of this human centre of
    • destruction within — a centre, however, which must be
    • physical body. This centre of destruction within modern Western man
    • is a fact, and knowledge merely draws attention to it. If the centre
    • of history since the middle of the 15th century, and especially in
    • the 19th century materialistic world-conception. Why did these
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    • "At the Center of Man's Being: II," or
    • AT THE CENTRE OF MAN'S
    • within man a kind of centre of destruction. I showed how as long as
    • described as a kind of centre and heart of destruction meets our gaze.
    • needs be such a centre within us, for only in such a centre can the Ego
    • of man establish itself. It is a centre for the strengthening and
    • unreflecting, if we lacked this centre within us. For this centre
    • of matter. But in this centre of destruction it really happens that
    • centre of destruction. Then, in this very centre of destruction, the
    • being formed to-day in man within this centre of destruction. It is
    • and strengthening to take place within the centre of destruction
    • 15th century were to continue, mankind would fall into decline; for
    • century. In the 19th and 20th centuries he has become incapable
    • Christian times, up to about the third or fourth century, when there was
    • engaged attention in the early Christian centuries have long ceased
    • Christian centuries, in the endeavour to realise in consciousness the
    • out even to modern men how they carry in them a centre of
    • recognise in man only the laws of nature. But in this centre of
    • into it. As we have said, this centre of destruction is below our
    • indeed so — since the middle of the 15th century man has developed
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    • that were still extant during the first centuries of Christendom
    • before the descent into an earthly body. The experiences of the
    • soul before descent into a physical body through conception
    • nineteenth century, his heart rejoiced — although to speak
    • century, Theology itself became materialistic. I have already
    • centuries, weight was still attached to this living continuity,
    • century after the Mystery of Golgotha and received its great
    • impulse in the fifteenth century, at the dawn of the Fifth
    • centuries the essence and substance of esoteric Christianity was,
    • lawful judgment. An innocent man condemned to be crucified ... it
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    • Mystery of Golgotha was enacted thirteen or fourteen centuries ago.
    • born into Time. People thought about his descent from the Father.
    • greatest value is placed on the question of Christ's descent. When
    • what is connected with descent, and can be comprised in the
    • scholastic Nominalism, these old ideas of the Spirit's descent from
    • Golgotha it finds the central point and meaning of the entire history
    • recently in an English periodical discussed the question of whether
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    • why we have in recent years spoken in these circles of times to which
    • upon us daring the 20th century. The children and grand children of
    • the midst of the events which will befall mankind in the 20th century
    • these children. In the 20th century our descendants will need strong
    • accumulated throughout the centuries of human development. And other
    • the centuries which have elapsed since that time, the Christ-Impulse
    • assumed. Any other concept of history relating to the past centuries,
    • souls advance in knowledge, I want to speak to you of a recent
    • that the Central-European civilisation must uphold, when we feel that
    • the civilisation of Central Europe above all, is intimately connected
    • that of Central Europe, not to mention that of the distant
    • characterizes the Central-European, the spiritual forces that pervade
    • philosophy!): — these very qualities which characterize Central
    • (disorder will increase), come and make order. — Central Europe
    • process. It would be the greatest misfortune, not only for Central
    • inasmuch as our Central-European world-conception always makes us
    • Central Europe must say to ourselves: In spite of all, the East is
    • waiting; for the spiritual wisdom which must rise up from Central
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    • already know from the explanations which have recently been given
    • that which was to become law. It was so that for centuries ahead that
    • exist at the end of the 18th century — and even certain Secret
    • century it was very clearly felt that in ancient times men
    • the eight centuries preceding the rise of Christianity. We may even
    • the form of true science, true wisdom, up to the 8th or 9th century
    • the 8th and 9th century, as contained in my book,
    • century, at the time of Galilei. Until that time, knowledge has
    • centuries the moral impulse was borne by the Christian impulse.
    • the middle of the 15th century, an impulse which completely severed
    • recent time? What was it, in reality, while it was being borne in
    • with the 15th century.
    • advanced very far in this new direction. The few centuries which have
    • elapsed since the middle of the 15th century have brought us some
    • made towards the middle of the 15th century will have reached its end
    • of the 19th century and up to the 20th century ... but Goethe was no
    • concentrate our chief attention upon the methods leading to the
    • research, mystical soul-concentration, and the methods of
    • you concentrate deeply, if your soul becomes quite mystical, you
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    • or four centuries — if we take a wide survey of the
    • them. If they become merely an incentive to egoism, then they
    • re-ascent, and that is not to be done by theorising.
    • good for Asia? What is good for the twentieth century? What
    • is good for the twenty-fifth century?” They are asking
    • Europe, there is every external incentive to do something
    • beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century (of which
    • in the first half of the 18th century, or a little later,
    • even laid hold for a time of Central Europe. And over and
    • Central Europe, with all that it was, lies in the dust. What
    • lived in Central Europe is, to a great extent, sunk in a
    • symptom that has especially manifested itself in Central
    • see the old Asiatic spirit lighting up again in recent years.
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    • recently pursued have shown that all true Art eventually
    • the last few centuries of evolution have in reality eclipsed
    • same extent, five, six or seven centuries ago, as they are
    • Dante arrived at the magnificent pictures of his poem, people
    • magnificent poem, as it were out of the void, out of mere
    • fourteenth century, when the natural scientific way of
    • descent into yourself you come into the region of your eyes
    • centuries preceding Dante's age, we find again and again with
    • seventh and eighth centuries. Some of them actually refer to
    • course of centuries, showing, however, that the secrets of
    • have had very little of Christ in the past centuries.
    • Recently, you
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    • the Earth; he is thus not in the centre of the Earth but
    • activity of the new Moon is concentrated on the back of the
    • streams from the centre-point of the Earth, sending its
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    • reminiscent of past forms in which the Eternal, manifesting
    • become inwardly quiescent during the time of approaching
    • near this descent into death and darkness was felt for weeks
    • characteristic of the centuries immediately following, that
    • consciousness of Egohood. In its childlike, innocent state
    • nineteenth century, or at any rate during its latter half,
    • the nineteenth century these Plays were regarded simply as
    • during the fifties and sixties of last century had been a
    • into one of reascent to divine-spiritual existence. That is
    • birthday, denoting the impulse given for man's reascent
    • from the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth centuries onwards,
    • reminiscent of the attitude to truth adopted in the
    • half of the nineteenth century people collected these Plays,
    • century it was still possible to find people who were
    • we cultivate in our anthroposophical centres become in the
    • centres of anthroposophical activities, and bearing the
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    • felt comparatively recently in the spiritual life of the West. Think
    • at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When we
    • culture we find that Lessing had a magnificent conception of the idea
    • centuries before the Christ Impulse was destined to dominate Western
    • world in the throes of decline, of a descent from Spirit into maya
    • closely interwoven, he should have evolved the idea that this descent
    • but in such a way that each descent was deeper than the last.
    • appeared during the time of man's gradual descent from the spiritual
    • the following centuries man again sinks so low that the last remnant
    • not a process of descent from a higher to a lower level; rather is it
    • which cannot merely be called, in the Buddhistic sense, a descent
    • concerned not merely with the direct descent of which the Buddhist
    • But since another factor has entered into the process of descent I
    • that higher nature which man's process of descent has veiled. He
    • a central point. Just as there must be one equilibrating point on a
    • liberation from the world, man, gazing at the central spiritual Sun,
    • nineteenth century the different branches of culture yielded such
    • at the same time that thought in the nineteenth century was not equal
    • nineteenth and twentieth centuries. When such people — and they
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    • centuries a longing has arisen among mankind for a democratic
    • nineteenth century has been overcome, but this statement does not
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    • in recent lectures how certain functions or activities of the human
    • speech, there must always be something in our feeling reminiscent of
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    • Golgotha and came to its close in the fifteenth century
    • living for some centuries is as yet little known or felt, albeit it
    • fifteenth centuries man has acquired a knowledge that penetrates
    • Wisdom, of Theology, which for centuries contained full knowledge of
    • fourteenth or fifteenth centuries, feel the third great riddle of
    • which they have been so proud for some five centuries, represents a
    • knowledge has fallen in recent times?
    • Initiation Science in this our age and in the following centuries,
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    • 19th century. Think of the immense contrast between the present time
    • were small suns, centres around which electricity accumulates; we
    • recent modern theory, then the qualities of Evil are attributed to
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    • first centuries of the Christian era, we find great spirits arising,
    • being, Jesus of Nazareth, we find everything concentrated that had
    • drawn together and concentrated in a single point, in the body of
    • concentrated into one point — the body of Jesus of Nazareth. This
    • the center of earthly and human evolution. Spiritual science can do
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    • recent times, it is true, men have sought refuge in the conception,
    • the 19th Century, when the ideas of
    • 19th Century. People said, Man cannot be
    • the right-hand side to the central plane of symmetry. For any
    • and you become the plane in the middle. And when you are the central
    • historic importance emerged in the 19th century, which still present
    • Then we see the cloud of light creating itself in the centre as a
    • thus comprise the human being in his central plane, we are
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    • the last centuries, and especially during the nineteenth century,
    • century — but also already prior to that — has made such
    • latest, superimposed by the most recent occurrences on the earth. As
    • to determine how one layer has been deposited over the subjacent
    • here we see a very interesting dispute being carried on as recently
    • as the first half of the nineteenth century about the conception
    • formed — in any case, in most recent times — as a result
    • and it is to this that they owe the ascent from primitive forms of life
    • beginning their ascent on the foundation of the solid earth. In the
    • “the geological epic of the nineteenth century,” namely
    • geologists of the nineteenth century; do not let us speculate, but let us
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    • connection with earth existence. When in the fifteenth century
    • or five centuries Ahrimanic influences have
    • dedicated to Ludwig the German in the ninth century, but which in
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    • wise without significance to the life limited to Central Europe. You
    • now constructed the first Central European Lodge and house. And those
    • the occult research of the last century in the European esoteric
    • has recently been said in Carlsruhe about the Mystery of the
    • from the middle of the twelfth century down to the present day. And
    • thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries. These were
    • — were now to say that in the twentieth century the being she
    • twentieth century. We admit that. Is there actually any point at all
    • since the thirteenth century. Such results as have been produced
    • Christ will incarnate again in the twentieth century — and
    • place in the market of a town in Central Germany. One man said that
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    • psychology of the 19th century the following expression has come into
    • 19th century and well on into the 20th it was possible that such a
    • official psychology respecting what we designate as the central point
    • century but we must say that it was very little understood. We might
    • century understood just as little of the ‘pure being’ of
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    • forth from its centre that which is given. It radiates out to the
    • periphery — whence it is radiated back to the centre. Thus we
    • from the centre; this radiates forth in all directions, is collected
    • a picture of ancient Sun: We think of a centre in which is focussed
    • centre of the Sun absorbed in contemplation of the vision of
    • We must think of it as a globe of inner space, in the centre of which
    • absorbed in the contemplation of what they perceive in the centre of
    • described of the Sun as absolutely concentrated in the soul of one
    • of the universe of radiant light. Imagine all this concentrated in
    • for the remainder of the earth-existence. In the centre is the One
    • picture really take place? When I concentrated on the central Figure
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    • centre we have the sacrificing Thrones, then in the heights above the
    • the centre of this globular formation the meeting of the accepted and
    • which is a globe encircled by rings; for that which is in the centre
    • centre. In order that that which makes mankind of such immeasurable
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    • Central Committee of Wine and Spirit merchants!
    • feeling is represented in an accentuated form. Hence we do not find
    • never be satisfied, but yearns for the central basis of life. This
    • that lonely grave which for a century has closed over his remains.
    • the centenary of the tragic death of one who was consumed by that
    • also theosophical, on the centenary of the death of one of the
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    • beginnings in the 20th century. From now on these capacities will
    • Christ for the next three thousand years from our present century.
    • death at all without descent into the physical world in order to
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    • happened not just years but centuries ago.
    • century. The question, you may remember, was:
    • achievements in the last few centuries and has been
    • to the twentieth century. Yet, strangely enough, the
    • centuries for anyone who is awake in them, as I have said
    • significant of recent events. Consider also what has been
    • between the Russians and the peoples of Western and Central
    • has been preparing for centuries. The new element wanting to
    • of the nineteenth century, when people put the same effort
    • of the nineteenth century there would have been greater
    • decades of the twentieth century. Spiritual awareness simply
    • nineteenth century, the powers of destruction would not have
    • century.
    • the twentieth century. Many of them have been caught up in
    • nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century
    • dead in recent times, and those longings are being met with
    • little of what it says in those records in recent decades
    • on the surface in recent years show any degree of maturity.
    • been dawning since the sixteenth century. In some parts of
    • centuries cannot find a way of achieving order out of their
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    • taken up spiritual life in recent decades is small, and the
    • Strangely enough, recent developments in materialistic
    • instruments — most recently especially the instruments
    • fourteenth century, those alchemists who must be taken
    • is a magnificent and awesome truth that sleep helps our
    • spirit. I have recently been much concerned with a
    • The work was written in the early seventeenth century. People
    • ten years of war in the seventeenth century, because war has
    • endeavour that arose in the seventeenth century but was
    • remember, the Graeco-Latin age began in the eighth century
    • the fifth post-Atlantean age, in the fifteenth century,
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    • will speak of early twentieth century
    • century a peculiar ideal arose, which was to make the world
    • typical of the early twentieth century.
    • I was recently
    • way it is. If these fifty per cent of such people do not
    • been giving lectures in recent months.
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    • it is, people have grown tense and fearful in recent times,
    • human evolution in recent times. Think of the destructive
    • eighteenth century onwards are of the same kind as those used
    • it takes to be a decent pet rabbit fancied themselves as
    • takes to be a decent rabbit, but if someone establishes a
    • nineteenth-century impulses which destroy social life in the
    • twentieth century have certainly taken root. We will continue
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    • As you know, this began in the eighth century before the
    • Mystery of Golgotha and ended in the fifteenth century after
    • and in the centuries which followed did not actually relate
    • it only has come to have meaning in more recent times and it
    • decent poem; the doctor will immediately tell you what
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    • seventeenth century when Jacob Boehme
    • still knew this at the end of the eighteenth century —
    • eighteenth century, Saint-Martin knew that if we are to have
    • higher worlds. No previous century has been as godforsaken,
    • really, as the nineteenth century and the beginning of the
    • twentieth century. It is important to realize this. Nor was
    • any earlier century so vain and so proud of being
    • the way it did until the fifteenth century. We will have to
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    • twelfth century, you will always find that people understood
    • of Central Europe and America see the east of Europe exactly
    • without being harmed, they were considered to be innocent.
    • nature had this quality: Innocents who were utterly convinced
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    • or four centuries, and the fact that as such it has become
    • consider, in spite of all the advances. Magnificent
    • discoveries have been made in recent times about physical
    • nineteenth century. Really, all one gets is old styles
    • bit of naughtiness in a recent lecture. It is still quite a
    • given is only valid from the sixteenth century onwards;
    • tremendous break that exists between more recent life and
    • what is so important; it is what we must concentrate on.
    • first railways were being built in Central Europe. Speaking
    • single eccentric but a whole group of medical men — I
    • nations have been in recent centuries. They developed their
    • to concentrate on the real situation. Some of the tirades to
    • in recent times did not even originate on American soil. We
    • Wilson's more recent tirades may be found in those pages.
    • Some of the fabrications Wilson produces against Central
    • occupied for centuries and where one is now able to sit and
    • have been doing for centuries must now be the salvation of
    • word for what has been going on for centuries in Russia.
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    • America in the middle of the nineteenth century, and
    • the fifth decade of the nineteenth century actually took part
    • century and of our own time are not inclined to pay attention
    • compare the occurrences of the last century with something
    • out how much these organs change over a period of centuries.
    • the twentieth century.
    • surprised how great is the percentage of direct influences
    • nineteenth century. 1917 is its mirror-image. If one realizes
    • nineteenth century and has therefore been dead for a long
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    • the twentieth century, but it cannot be said that the last
    • a group existed in the eighteenth century and still continues
    • happening in the nineteenth and on into the twentieth century
    • would happen. In the eighteenth century this group decided to
    • half of the nineteenth century, ‘the Press’, as we call it
    • of the nineteenth century than any other work. But I ask you,
    • happened that in the eighteenth century a society spread
    • published by such a society in the eighteenth century —
    • Enlightenment was at its height in the eighteenth century,
    • century that they would take root in the minds of many
    • would then arise in many nineteenth-century minds that people
    • scientific ideas of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    • relate to what will be a few centuries later. They will be
    • eighteenth century really saw the last remnants of the old
    • third of the nineteenth century and the first half of the
    • twentieth century a kind of knowledge would radiate out which
    • souls whilst they are being educated. In a recent public
    • complacent in recent times and this prevents them from
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    • called, was a special feature of the eighteenth century.
    • circumstances I have spoken of in recent times, people of our
    • rather tedious. The request is always to speak about central
    • Adolf Keller's article, which is decent and well-meant and
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    • far as the fifteenth century. Echoes still persist, of
    • is a major break in evolution. Up to the fifteenth century in
    • into our own time. For from the nineteenth century onwards,
    • nineteenth century the situation has been completely
    • humanity. In more recent times, therefore, the spirits of
    • century. From this time onwards, the old impulses based on
    • you get exactly the opposite of their function in more recent
    • times, that is from the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • third of the nineteenth century they have been lagging
    • particularly in the nineteenth century, and this insistence
    • the nineteenth century. A fourteenth-century person who spoke
    • centuries which continue to be preserved by the luciferic and
    • twentieth century, will know nothing of the
    • sought to see such things as the theory of descent in the
    • the fifteenth century, the end of the Graeco-Latin epoch, and
    • population native to its soil for centuries. As you know, a
    • there in recent times. Careful observation shows that
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    • 60s and 70s of the last century, always hoping for
    • centuries. The spirits of light were using the old measures
    • that I recently told you how the present age is dependent on
    • subject up again in recent years (1875). Why such a long
    • century. They hail everything which has been achieved from
    • the sixteenth century onwards as great and glorious
    • inwardly able to look ahead to the twentieth century and
    • for the twentieth, twenty-first and later centuries. This will be only
    • sixteenth century, written in grand style. Consider the way
    • developments from the sixteenth century onwards were the
    • see the magnificent irony with which the creations of that
    • twentieth century.
    • Part 2, and in his magnificent discourses in
    • twentieth century without feeling embarrassed. A moment of
    • history it is indecent for people to base their judgement on
    • century. People are utterly confused in their judgement with
    • Goethe perceived to be the content of the twentieth century.
    • the voice of the twentieth century. Yet this voice will only
    • though in the eighteenth century this meant something
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    • of world history — during the nineteenth century. The
    • fifteenth century. This has been characterized in many ways,
    • 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
    • the fifteenth century. Strange as it may seem to many people
    • their centres of civilization to make the whole earth their
    • the nineteenth century had been infected with it.
    • century brought everything which can cause people to be
    • the most important phase of nineteenth-century evolution. It
    • centre in modern science. These theories cannot be proved
    • the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century,
    • view of the spiritual world and know that in recent decades
    • century which had not been possible in any previous century.
    • on into the twentieth century this is different. Modern
    • than what I said yesterday, that in the nineteenth century,
    • became a science in the nineteenth century. Before then,
    • nineteenth century; you can give expression to the real
    • concocted for the nineteenth century are certainly not what
    • decades of that century, which really came to life in the
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    • the fifteenth century. We have spoken again and again in recent
    • third or fourth century A.D., was also now
    • too base to be able to ascent through my own power into those regions
    • century, we had arrived at the point of no longer noticing at all
    • the gods. Man must turn his descent into an ascent. Out of the purely
    • same words I used here recently. Why has pride arisen? It has arisen
    • beside themselves have quite recently gone aside again. The Movement
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    • lectures, I spoke of man's fall into sin and of an ascent from sin. I
    • spoke of this ascent as something that must arise in the present age from
    • if the views acquired in a more recent age — especially in the
    • air-like, evanescent, imponderable parts of the body. Thus thinking became
    • as a heresy. Something that is forced upon mankind for centuries
    • gradually becomes a habit. Think of the more recent evolution of
    • fall and not under the sign of an ascent from sin. The root of the
    • Plato as if he had taught in the 19th century at the Berlin
    • University in the 19th century. Yet all that tradition relates of
    • Plato is changed into conceptions of the 19th century, and people do
    • are numerous examples in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, one
    • particularly in the intellectual sphere we need a true ascent
    • the centre of the evolution of the earth, as a higher Being, and from
    • re-ascent from sin. For this reason too, anthroposophical ideas are
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    • descent of the physical light and this withdrawal of the Spirit
    • of the Soul is contained in volume No. 40 of the Complete Centenary
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    • century have been absorbed. Yes, a person feels himself in a rather
    • made in the nineteenth century, thoroughly illuminating the nature of
    • should be reminded that in the second third of the nineteenth century
    • the middle of the nineteenth century, he actually tried to take into
    • advances of the nineteenth century. He was unable, however, to think
    • century. It must simply be understood that even the greatest
    • the one between Fechner and Schleiden in the nineteenth century,
    • concepts of the nineteenth century may find trivial, possibly even
    • time armed with the botanical concepts of the nineteenth century, can
    • example, what the botany of the nineteenth century has brought. There
    • is much in this botany that is actually magnificent and truly
    • 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
    • able to encompass nature magnificently with his spirit: Novalis. He
    • during summertime is directed toward the earth's center, which
    • That is why all plants strive toward the earth's center. That
    • the plant organs, and these entities direct toward the center of the
    • earth all organs they need in order to unite them with the center of
    • throughout the nineteenth century to recognize what has just been
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    • refer to the last third of the 18th century, when European
    • for the Mysteries. In recent lectures I have cursorily
    • referred to the fact that in the 18th century there still
    • impulse of the time during that century.
    • century, on the other hand, Saint Martin's ideas and ways of
    • 19th century — nay, even on into the most recent
    • the 19th century, cannot be said to have been influenced by
    • there in his work, was utterly lost to the 19th century.
    • of those impulses, whereby the humanity of the 19th century
    • transformation, at the end of the 18th century, the
    • humanity. Thus, in the 19th century, only a very few people
    • of the 18th and 19th centuries — is Dupuis; and his
    • conceive the outlook of men in the 19th century, we generally
    • assumed the character and stamp which the 19th century
    • century, in the channels of Philistinism. Philistine
    • limitation was the essential characteristic of 18th century
    • century, we must look for this impulse of Philistinism
    • the learned and brilliant men of the 19th century.
    • began to work from the end of the 18th century onward; and
    • scientists of the 19th century only looked for the material
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    • taken during the 19th century and on into our time; I showed
    • 18th century a clear and distinct consciousness of the fact
    • the end of the 18th century there was a consciousness of the
    • consciousness of the 18th century. In Dupuis, on the other
    • of thinking which was typical of the 19th century. This
    • 19th century, which was fundamentally Philistine, the
    • sense, the whole of the evolution of the 19th century —
    • the 19th century to develop a certain fund drive man more and
    • I have recently pointed out. Whatever a man undertakes
    • is, through a whole century.
    • century. I myself have often been present at discussions,
    • 19th century point of view, many reasons no doubt could be
    • 19th century, and in a preparatory way even before that,
    • of the materialist abstractions of the 19th century. What
    • science of the 19th or even of the 20th century. They could
    • the ideal of the 19th century. Spiritual Science must
    • Spirit, even as the 19th century emphasised the turning of
    • pointed out during our recent lectures, the two fundamental
    • of this. That is quite true, and for the 19th century it was
    • things during my recent lectures, when I described the
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    • Mysteries which place into the very centre of their life what
    • century. Men like Carus declared that the pure study of the
    • the rest of his body, with the centre in the heart, to the
    • chiefly with problems of descent — with all that
    • science during the last four centuries, can only justly be
    • centuries of our era. Julian the Apostate still tried to some
    • in those centuries.
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    • accordance with Darwin's theory of evolutionary descent, but
    • must link him up with the animal line of descent (this has been
    • natural-scientific discipline, along the animal line of descent,
    • descent up to man, as Darwin or other Darwinians or Haeckel did,
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    • past centuries.
    • developed during the past centuries.
    • Nineteenth Century has learned to reflect over the fact as to how
    • gradually evolved from lower animal forms. The Nineteenth Century
    • Century, learned to think that everything we carry along with us
    • of man's descent from divine-spiritual worlds into his physical
    • meditation, through concentration within the life of thinking, we
    • centuries brought us the greatness of natural science. We cannot,
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    • In recent times we
    • exercises, such as those recently described to you, strengthen
    • exercises, such as those recently described to you, strengthen
    • meditation, concentration and other soul exercises described in
    • these morphological thoughts described to you in recent lectures
    • humanity in the course of the past centuries, it endeavors to
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    • many centuries. But today in particular we should bear in mind
    • lived for centuries, and they can only look with a certain
    • of our century. To an unprejudiced mind everything coming from
    • European region which has for many centuries been the stage of
    • the Mystery of Golgotha we look back six centuries and come to
    • centuries: It learned to love death upon the cross, that death
    • world-wide cosmology which led to a conception of the central
    • led to a conception of the central human being filled by that
    • the 19th Century gradually changed Christ Jesus into a
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    • the metals in the earth. We may say: The center in the astral
    • development of natural science in more recent times, you will
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    • epoch; i.e., ever since the middle of the Fifteenth Century, man
    • until the middle of the Fifteenth Century), we cannot in the same
    • of man's development since the middle of the Fifteenth Century.
    • Fifteenth Century, through the form of knowledge which has arisen
    • feeling, continued to exist even in more recent epochs; the
    • as a kind of straggler, even in more recent times. In historical
    • from the centre, instead of from the beginning and end. Even as
    • Mystery of Golgotha, at the centre of the earth's development,
    • freedom by an activity which I have recently designated in
    • obtains a new meaning when it receives it anew from the centre.
    • — an illusory episode without any centre of gravity. It
    • human race felt the presence of this central Spiritual Being.
    • forces of descent and enter the ascending forces. This should be
    • The centre is missing, the Mystery of Golgotha is missing
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    • Graeco-Roman age from the Eighth Century
    • B.C. to the Fifteenth Century
    • Fifteenth Century man's whole relation to the world of the
    • the Fourth Century A.D. the human soul had
    • Century formed and described his ideas, shows us that he believed
    • centuries which induced men to believe that by rising up to
    • centuries, this feeling towards the universe underwent an
    • magnificent, triumphal technical achievements, based on the
    • say, as far as the Seventh and Eighth Centuries
    • entirely in accordance with this central point of religious life:
    • came to the fore in the Fifteenth Century. No longer did the
    • Golgotha thus stands at the centre of the whole human evolution
    • spiritual path. And this inner push — recently I spoke of
    • of Anthroposophy. It suffices to mention a few recent examples,
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • unfolded its intellectual life in the course of many centuries.
    • to the Ahrimanic powers. During the past centuries, when the
    • the case during the past three or four centuries. But this has
    • changed since the beginning of the 20th century. The
    • 19th century as the end of the “Dark Age,”
    • 20th century, our deepest concern should no longer be
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    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • in later times and for centuries became a custom in certain Christian
    • evolved during the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries in the
    • countries of Central Europe (of which we have just seen one small
    • was developed in Central Europe, we see the wonderful, active,
    • middle of the eighteenth century the time begins in which they
    • only go back two centuries further to find something else which
    • which these Christmas plays became part of the life of the central
    • some church. This was in the fourteenth or fifteenth century; but it
    • centuries there was not as yet the knowledge of the Holy Mysteries,
    • more remote times of Christian development in Central Europe, nothing
    • Ernst Haeckel has recently appeared called Thoughts about Life,
    • domain. Let us consider science in the later centuries, especially in
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    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • centuries. Already in far distant times in various regions, mostly
    • seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries in Central Europe, of which we
    • festival, was developed in areas of Central
    • eighteenth century, but it is wonderful to see how some remained
    • centuries to find something different, to encounter something most
    • gradually developed in areas of Central Europe, we are able to see
    • (This was still the case in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries,
    • in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, for example, familiarity
    • of Christian development in Central Europe, only the Easter thought
    • book has just recently been published — perhaps you have read
    • there is in any way a wisdom-filled providence, a beneficent God
    • believing in any kind of beneficent providence or wise guidance of
    • centuries, especially from the nineteenth century until today, with
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    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • centuries before the Christian era. It is however significant that
    • religion, must be placed a great many centuries before Buddha. Greek
    • enlightened spirit shine forth clearly across the centuries. Those
    • ascent into higher worlds, it is right to state that the man who
    • would make the ascent must to a certain extent develop both kinds of
    • — there is the centre of spiritual
    • Brahma, the Eternal, shining like a luminous centre in man,
    • necessarily be more than one central spiritual power. But just as
    • centre, Ormuzd and Ahriman, Light and Shadow, are intermingled, and
    • centre of the Earth, from the darkness where his servants, the
    • have accentuated the contrasts presented by the division of the
    • our thoughts and feelings and so unpleasantly accentuate the chief
    • of a mystic descent into the inner being. Before man can penetrate to
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    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • recently been compelled to go back to ages more and more remote in
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • external documents have told us in recent Egyptian research (if we
    • to follow this path of descent into his own inner being, to learn
    • sixty-five days in the year. They had reckoned thus for centuries,
    • recent work by Alfred Jeremias,
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    • Centenary Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works.
    • time in summer when man walks in the open and sees the lovely iridescent
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    • en la Edición Completa del Centenario que contiene el original
    • se celebraban también en tiempos pre-cristianos en Europa central,
    • en esos antiguos centros de aprendizaje y cultura, el arte, la ciencia y
    • únicamente en la flor. Incluso el ovario en el centro de la flor es
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    • published in one volume of the Complete Centenary Edition of Rudolf
    • taught by their spiritual leaders in the Mystery-centres how they should
    • received from the Mystery-centres, and they were able to carry out of
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    • century the Italian Scientist, Francesco Redi, was looked upon
    • sin of acknowledging a truth two centuries before science had
    • it has followed since the 17th century the time will come when
    • customs are different from those of the 17th century. But the
    • In the 17th century heresy was prosecuted by methods which no
    • must be accentuated is that Anthroposophy has the same
    • 13th century, who said that there existed as many species of
    • 19th century. (Note. The writer of this lecture cannot be
    • master who has again announced recently that we must not speak
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    • three centuries ago. I have often, pointed out that it is
    • of the 17th century, it. was considered quite possible, not
    • living is not yet old, for only a few centuries ago Francesco
    • was done all through the centuries, up to the time of
    • centuries as the authoritative writings of the most modern
    • say that the inmost kernel of man, from whose centre has
    • what lies behind the individual Ego centre, which we
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    • referred, only recently, to Egos living upon the astral plane
    • plants is to be found at the center of the earth. This is
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • comparatively recently has been attained for a lower plane.
    • fact that in the 17th century not only the laity but also
    • centuries to an earlier, psycho-spiritual condition. And if
    • onwards, this psycho-spiritual center develops by degrees
    • century — but tomorrow, in the not-too-distant future,
    • concentration which so develop the soul that, as an actual
    • something but must go forward yet further. Goethe centers
    • deeper, especially during the nineties of the 18th century. These
    • the spirit of Helena, who lived many centuries ago. She has
    • ascent into the spiritual world. Here it faces us —
    • need to concentrate deeply upon Spiritual Science in order to
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    • centuries was affected when such a soul, having first felt
    • spiritual side of it, it works out magnificently in the old
    • felt in the early Christian centuries.
    • not feel how those, which throughout the centuries were
    • concentrated world-wisdom.
    • ‘concentrated wisdom’ of the child with the greatest human
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    • standpoint of time, we pass to the 16th and 17th centuries of
    • 16th and 17th centuries in individuals such as Galileo and
    • the 17th centuries — the time of Galileo and of
    • retrospective glance over the centuries immediately preceding
    • theirs, viz: — from the 11th to the 15th centuries, we
    • realise that during these centuries, Scientific Knowledge was
    • scientific teacher in the centuries preceding Galileo and
    • Giordano Bruno laid stress upon the fact that a few centuries
    • literally after the lapse of so many centuries, still, on the
    • are so prodigious and so magnificent that even if they learnt
    • centuries preceding Galileo and Giordano Bruno. Hence people
    • fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Minds like
    • which had recently been promulgated in the
    • result! The Sun was placed in the centre while the planets
    • concentrated in the personality of Giordano Bruno. This flood
    • centuries which have to be bridged when we pass from the days
    • and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries, but in such a
    • the eighteenth century maintained that man did not possess
    • the last decade of the eighteenth century, Goethe had written
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    • beginning of the ’nineties of the eighteenth century.
    • nothingness; on the other hand the descent into the turbid
    • are struck by the universality of his genius, the magnificent
    • nineteenth century may be said to have opened up the
    • the nineteenth century, it was shown by the facts which
    • applied to the descent of man, by following up all the
    • the latter, but, following the descent of man is not
    • and twentieth centuries bear incontrovertible testimony to
    • century, Francis Brentano. He wrote the 1st. volume of a
    • universal mind so magnificently. He fulfilled those
    • century. The physical science of the present day can only
    • of the conceptions and words, is concentrated in our hearts;
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    • meditation and concentration themselves, as such, if pursued,
    • especially to have concentrated before one what must be
    • merely recall the heliocentric system of Nicholas Copernicus,
    • he says: — In every century poor TRUTH has had to
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    • opinion.’ (Public opinions, according to a 19th century
    • important for the last few centuries. He invents
    • — which, it appears, a theologian recently described
    • that one's judgment of what constitutes a ‘decent and proper
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    • the 19th century. In the recently published biography we are
    • see: All his queer cranks and eccentricities — and he had
    • century, and on a larger and larger scale in our own
    • recent discoveries. Max Eyth, however, finds that the
    • bridges. Magnificently he describes the faculties he has,
    • magnificently described. He himself is in the first train to
    • attempts of recent times to penetrate into the secrets of
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    • content of my recent lecture at Liestal, where I pointed
    • understands what was spiritually at work in the first centuries
    • seventh century A.D. — if he knows these spiritual
    • people of former centuries and millennia — they could
    • upon the life of the nineteenth century? The type of humanity,
    • said Mill, which the nineteenth century developed, is
    • Liberalism of the 19th century —
    • — our time must concentrate on the Reality (meaning
    • really was for the whole course of the nineteenth century. She
    • — In recent times they had fallen more and more in the
    • purposes which they pursued in the way I recently described to
    • give you an example from the most recent times in Europe,
    • of the war, which, as I indicated recently, will in all
    • preserved in silence. These people may be quite innocent; for
    • sources. They may be quite innocent. Nevertheless, they too
    • recently chose the example of a very ‘enlightened’ pastor and
    • as Maeterlinck did recently: to represent Goethe and Schiller
    • told you in these lectures of a book recently written by the
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    • inclinations of the feeling life. In the nineteenth century
    • these self-centred notions by describing the successive epochs
    • work I recently placed before you a sorry picture of our
    • naturally from our recent considerations.
    • Graeco-Latin epoch, or notably beyond the fourth century B.C.,
    • into the fifth, sixth or seventh century (so that we might even
    • eighth century after the Mystery of Golgotha. In the times when
    • done in the third or fourth or fifth century B.C., ‘Thy Angel
    • to know what it is to get beyond this self-centred limitation
    • steam-engine was not properly invented until the 18th century,
    • comparatively recent? The year 1763 — what I now
    • Think now of what I recently told you, what will happen in the
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    • the earliest Christian centuries to feel in the Crucified One
    • recent centuries to the Christmas manger something of a
    • become trivial in the course of the centuries. And many a song
    • spiritual life of Switzerland of the fifteenth century, with
    • magnificently symbolized in the Christmas conception. In
    • century. Let us recall today, as we desire to enter deeply into
    • nascimur. If we look at the centre of the human
    • But, in his centre-most being, man comes out of the spiritual
    • middle of the nineteenth century, though in stammering accents
    • humanity when we grasp the central kernel of the
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    • He seems so innocent, like crystal clear,
    • such centres from which such streams emanate and have their
    • The influence of the cooler North, the descent of the Ego into
    • symbols what man's ascent should be. But the second portal hides
    • symbols he has let the ascent of the human Self work upon his
    • The sky o'erflown by lucent streaks of haze.
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    • concentrated in a certain geographical area. It is difficult to
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    • incarnate in a particular region. This is central to their mission;
    • follow the evolution of humanity in recent times and to discover that
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    • which you will find rather more difficult to grasp than the central
    • the Intellectual Soul or Mind-Soul, the central member, and
    • therein centres or focal points. These centres are the human egos
    • field of perception in which there are certain centres; these
    • centres, these focal points, are the individual human personalities,
    • centres or focal points round which the inner experiences of man are
    • centres within him, he feels that this, experience does, in effect,
    • people in question when he perceives the individual centres beginning
    • the life of a people as the withering of the centres in his inner
    • may last for centuries. In Germany, for example, where there is an
    • centuries this interplay of the Archangel of the Germans and the
    • like this are little centralized; they look more to the development
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    • fixed centre and divided into so many races, then we fail to grasp
    • is for example a point or a centre of cosmic influence situated in
    • the interior of Africa. At this centre are active all those
    • we now cross over to Asia, we find a point or centre where the
    • Europe, a third point or centre is reached which permanently
    • When we look more closely into these separate points or centres we
    • centres still exist today. The centre in Africa corresponds to those
    • childhood; the centre in Asia corresponds to those which give man the
    • characteristics of youth, and the corresponding centre in Europe
    • determined by the peculiar characteristics of these different centres
    • forces concentrated within the youthful organism must be allowed to
    • power, spiritual substance, from the East; but Central Europe must
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    • the right (to the East) and over the central plateau of France on the
    • we see how the radiations from the centre influence our Earth planet.
    • Thrones), the Seraphim and the Cherubim work from the centre. We must
    • towards the centre of our planet we are aware of the presence of
    • issuing from the Earth. To us they are concentrated in the rays of
    • which these threefold forces are concentrated for our spiritual
    • Cherubim and the Thrones, work upwards from below, from the centre of
    • the Nature-forces emanating from the centre of the Earth, the forces
    • from each other and all are equidistant from the centre. The centre
    • in man signify simply the creation of an active centre in his nature
    • from within, from the centre of the Earth. Thus into this tapestry of
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    • Universe towards the centre of the Earth. Man does not become aware
    • when they are reflected from the Earth's centre.
    • centred in the Sun (for Jahve withdrew towards the Moon sphere solely
    • These have their centre in the other five planets, in Saturn,
    • normal Spirits of Form are centred in the Sun and one of them, Jahve
    • the Earth and ray outward again from the Earth-centre as was
    • abnormal Spirits of Form who are centred in the several planets. Thus
    • potential centres of influence where these reflected planetary forces
    • are concentrated and produce in effect what we know as the five Root
    • us now look more closely into the centre which, in Lecture Four, we
    • the abnormal Spirits of Form centred in Mercury) then from an occult
    • us now continue along the line joining the centres or focal points
    • to America which is the centre where civilizations or races die, we
    • standpoint you will become aware of the five centres where the
    • planetary forces are concentrated and are manifested in the external
    • the different centres on the Earth is again only valid for a specific
    • migrate from a centre in Atlantis and sought the particular centre
    • old Atlantis specific Mystery Centres called the Atlantean Oracles
    • accordance with these spiritual centres.
    • Mercury Centre. The Centre of equilibrium on Earth was selected in
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    • destined in the course of the following centuries and millennia to
    • descent of Christ upon Earth, the Greek Time Spirit renounced for our
    • Central and Northern Europe was chiefly in the hands of the
    • twelfth century, it was not until the sixteenth and seventeenth
    • centuries that the first steps were undertaken towards the
    • from the twelfth to the sixteenth century something gradually
    • Archangels of Europe, especially those of Western, Central and
    • spiritual centre on the continent of Europe which at one time
    • radiated the most powerful spiritual impulses, the centre which was
    • Archangel had established a new centre in the High Castle of the
    • centre of Europe. It must seem the height of folly, as I said, if we
    • were to indicate as the central source of inspiration for the various
    • Germanic tribes that district which now lies over Central Germany —
    • Hence, because the great centre of spiritual inspiration was situated
    • centre of inspiration; in later years its spiritual mission was taken
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    • witness of it. Even until the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries AD he
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    • occupies a central place in human life in accordance with its
    • remarkably iridescent form. Because Nordic man could perceive the
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    • Central Europe as apparently belonging to separate tribes and yet as
    • peoples who, until recent times, lived on the soil of France, if you
    • Central European and Scandinavian peoples and its after-effects lived
    • philosophies of Central Europe represented by Fichte, Schelling and
    • Hegel in the nineteenth century seem far removed from the sphere of
    • mission of the Nordic Germanic peoples in Central Europe is to ensure
    • that we must think of this Being as possessing two centres of will.
    • significance of Christ occupies a central place in philosophy and
    • the various missions are distributed between Western, Central,
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    • over the centuries and that henceforth modern spiritual research will
    • describe as the descent of those human souls who, in primeval times
    • and this descent can still be verified today in the Akashic Records.
    • old Atlantean clairvoyance the descent of these souls out of the
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • Folk Spirits have played a decisive part. The vision of that descent
    • descent. Especially here in the North, the Finnish tradition still
    • itself. The descent of the divinespiritual into the physical is still
    • course of the next centuries, increasing numbers of people will be
    • middle of the twentieth century on, gradually experience a renewal of
    • the new Christ-revelation will announce in the twentieth century from
    • what has already existed for centuries.
    • well-known case occurred in the seventeenth century, when a man
    • personality of Sabbatai. In the seventeenth century no great harm was
    • what was the truth. But in the twentieth century it would be a great
    • century. It will be a severe test for those who have been prepared by
    • already told you that in a folk community which has so recently left
    • find that in the twentieth century the power to see the Christ can be
    • Central Europe will again be visible to man. He was held secret in
    • effort. In the twentieth century one may fall by the wayside because
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    • taken shape in recent centuries, and what are its immediate needs. If
    • suited to the conditions which have developed through the centuries,
    • think and to feel during recent centuries, and what it is that they
    • have come about through centuries of development. The signs of
    • budding, innocent love. Eros is its ruler ... that is what the
    • fruitfulness, in its interplay with budding, innocent love. This is
    • have received in recent years will enable you to view our present
    • and fashioning from the evanescent forms taken by the spray the
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    • which virtually reproduces the contents of my recent lectures in
    • thought even of people as recent as the Greeks. When the modern man
    • this twentieth century, it is also made clear that this return of
    • begin to happen in our own century that one here and one there will
    • twentieth century, this upward development of human nature towards
    • come little by little to all humanity, beginning in our own century.
    • our own century, will become visible as an etheric Being to human
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    • still conscious of the ruler, the centre of all these forces in the
    • make good the claim that the ego is the central governing power of
    • the central ruling power outspread in macrocosmic space, but closely
    • for him its central ruling powers; whereas the modern man thinks more
    • about the microcosm, about man himself, the centre of our own world,
    • has been possible recently to confirm experiences which occurred in
    • the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as to the
    • should like to be one with the scent of the trees!’ Imagine
    • suppressed, and self-knowledge is concentrated upon the astral body,
    • contains the central forces of both astral and physical bodies; it is
    • youth-giving forces emanate. Because the ether body is the centre for
    • pentagram has been reduced to a central pentagon with its point
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    • controlling centre, as superpersonal, superhuman, we have what Greek
    • the central power of Pluto; similarly the forces of the ether body
    • that it is actually in the twentieth century, actually in our own
    • Mars. They raise their eyes to Mars, receive its beneficent
    • spiritual. It concentrates their attention upon individualities
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    • ‘Curse God and die.’ There is something magnificent,
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
    • walking about as an Atlantean appears to be concentrated in an
    • soul-forces concentrated in our astral bodies.’ If clairvoyant
    • the body, that it is bounded by the skin; the centre of the human
    • the central power of the macrocosmic forces which correspond to the
    • the Titans, the gods centred in the forces of the earth, to cut into
    • world, he can picture the world as a whole. To the Greeks the central
    • enable man to overcome this egotism, concentrated solely upon his
    • a magnificent picture when it tells how Pallas Athene rescued the
    • wonderfully what is given in the magnificent pictures of the old
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    • he was centuries ago on Earth. Then we come to a sentence which is
    • centralisation in the heart. Thus there are forces which were
    • way as to bring about the blood-system with its centre in the heart.
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    • influences reached the Earth as if driven outward from its centre
    • fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. We find a certain awareness of it
    • which has been available since the thirteenth century one undertakes
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    • there could have been celebrated the half-centenary of an extremely
    • that important dissertation on the speech-centre which the great
    • known to it. Why is this? Because the way this speech centre is
    • configuration of this speech centre. Why is this speech-centre
    • from without, the brain can be so moulded that a speech-centre
    • his speech-centre, that this speech-centre has been fashioned from
    • without. The speech-centre arises from speech, not vice versa.
    • course of recent lectures we have called the sub-earthly, the true
    • century and on into the nineteenth, Aristotle began to be studied
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    • was born from the soul of Raphael in the 16th century. Again, we turn
    • centuries but his creations form one organic whole with all preceding
    • to human evolution as a whole during the last few centuries, is not intended
    • was going on in world history and concentrate wholly on the inner
    • of Greek culture which had for long centuries been buried under ruins
    • ascent to the point where the most inward elements, the very loftiest
    • mighty impulse which then worked on through the centuries.
    • that had arisen in the spiritual evolution of Italy in the 16th century.
    • infinite spheres of the Spiritual, but was concentrated into forms that
    • The first Christian centuries
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    • of the Niebelungen in Central Europe; and finally of the Kalevala, and
    • pedagogic cult could have maintained all through the centuries up to
    • self-centred! A being in whose soul divine-spiritual impulses are at
    • which appears so remarkably in the Sagas of Central Europe. Siegfried
    • impression — that the most essential thing in this magnificent
    • of the 19th century: it acknowledges the importance of the idea of a
    • and seventh centuries before Christ. The collective configuration of
    • Saga of Central Europe. The whole representation of this epic shows
    • of the most significant, most pregnant, most magnificent national epics
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    • four centuries we have developed a magnificent natural science
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    • have, first, a solid core in the centre
    • autumn, finally concentrating themselves in their seeds. What is this
    • Sun-activities are concentrated on the forming of this new life. Thus
    • is enabled to come into being through this concentration of
    • the first Christian centuries, and of which the last echoes have
    • we think of the meteoric iron as concentrated in the sword and
    • Sun-forces can find entry, and the innocent Jesus-child, who must be
    • magnificent Imaginations. So, in order to represent all that is
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    • wholly Earth, with a concentrated Earth-nature. In high summer
    • out of clouds (yellow). In front, these wings would concentrate into
    • a sort of enlarged larynx; at the sides they would concentrate
    • [The central motif
    • central point of our Goetheanum. Thus, in a certain sense, the Easter
    • mystery was to have stood at this central point. But a completion in
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    • concentrated Imagination of Cosmic Understanding.
    • light. Through the power of attraction residing in the concentrated
    • concentrated in the flowing form above we feel and experience the
    • concentrates itself into Inspiration, united with the Spirit-tones of
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    • magnificent picture — but if one
    • say: Uriel makes his descent as summer passes through autumn into
    • reached his cosmic culmination. Then he begins his descent; in spring
    • Here is a beneficent healing force which I can give to man in
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    • working through the centuries. If nothing else indicated the
    • life of the last centuries, we are met from century to century
    • centuries and centuries men have applied their noblest, most
    • all the impulses within men which through the centuries have
    • the centuries with an unprejudiced mind can raise any serious
    • centuries before the founding of Christianity, we find there an
    • happened among men through the centuries of the Christian era
    • channels through the subsequent centuries. At the time
    • centuries after Christ, we find in Greece and Italy numbers of
    • centuries go by, Christianity spread over Europe, among peoples
    • centuries. But then we are astonished to find this same
    • natural science on into the nineteenth century. This natural
    • 'twenties of the nineteenth century the writings of Copernicus
    • the peoples have achieved, even in the more recent centuries,
    • repudiated. Thus we find that in the early centuries,
    • is Christ Himself Who, through the centuries, wends His way
    • descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles? When with clairvoyant
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    • had, it is true, behaved somewhat strangely during recent days,
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    • they like to hear and to have said to them. In magnificent
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    • the greatest discernment and concentration and gave astounding
    • form of Mithraic worship. Temples and centres dedicated to the
    • centred in the Church of St. Peter is in many respects a
    • journey about the country, he came to know these centres of
    • communicate for the first time when just recently we were
    • the humanity of those times was as it were concentrated. He was
    • direst, most concentrated form ... had seen how sacred rites
    • purview of Jesus of Nazareth. Tidings reached the centre of the
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    • of Nazareth and his kinsmen also traced their descent. And
    • everywhere, a prayer once offered by men in the Mystery-Centres
    • recent publications is a volume entitled:
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    • and the inner forces of the earth, are most concentrated. Those who
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    • for centuries — since the fifteenth or sixteenth century,
    • face of the scientific attitude of recent times, this has
    • illumination from the ancient Orient, the magnificent song
    • certain readily comprehended concepts at the centre of our
    • meditation, by concentrating on certain subjects of
    • centre of our consciousness, with a great effort of will,
    • out all other consciousness, and concentrate only on this one
    • incentive to seek a kind of thinking no longer founded on
    • ten years ago, since life has only recently imposed them on us.
    • way by meditation and concentration take on a quite special
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    • nature of both views has been perceived by recent
    • recent years, however, psychology has, understandably and
    • some eccentric or other, but by that rigorous thinker Franz
    • Brentano, who made psychology his central concern in life and
    • so-called normal consciousness is eccentric or
    • concentrated all our attention and inner strength of soul, so
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    • a scientific discipline, this study is of fairly recent origin,
    • Historians have produced magnificent things. In developing from
    • the eighteenth century, however, history, falling as it did
    • eccentrics, it is best for us to start from concepts and
    • element of more recent origin, if we work our way up to a
    • This philosopher of the second half of the nineteenth century
    • of expression of these philosophers of Western and Central
    • fathers; and in those early centuries of Christianity there
    • central region between East and West. We see it, for example,
    • representative Central European, we find art and science
    • within the history of recent times. Goethe made himself at home
    • inspired the best minds in Central Europe. Schröer's
    • together has been finely expressed by another Central European,
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    • Looking at the East, Western man — the man of recent
    • incentive not merely to accept them, but to apply them to the
    • significance it has assumed in recent civilization, just as
    • that it has had in recent civilization. We can thus see that in
    • wide circles of humanity for centuries. Encompassing
    • this mood, this “ideology.” It is recent and
    • something that has only been attained in the West and in recent
    • features of life and of human attitudes. As a Central European
    • here in Central Europe, I would rather not give my own opinion
    • Central Europe in relation to a certain aspect of spiritual
    • beginning of the sixties of the last century, of Buckle's
    • was produced in Central Europe at the same time as Buckle wrote
    • it, and the Central European looks at what inhabits the realm
    • Centre, where man is presented as he thinks and feels, the two
    • Central and Western men, we come to understand that, although
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    • pantheism perhaps or a conception of life reminiscent of
    • or four centuries in scientific conscientiousness and a sure
    • saw them half a century ago), did not exist, what would be
    • accounts of ancient and recent times — from which those
    • most part — some ninety per cent, in fact — he is a
    • All the magnificent results that ordinary science has achieved
    • militates against such a reconciliation. For in recent
    • centuries we have grown accustomed to count truths as exact
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    • of very recent times alone. And when we try to discover why it
    • of three or four centuries, there has emerged from within the
    • to speak, of very recent times, is also suited, as it stands,
    • on the social needs of recent times. These needs, as they are
    • Central Europe, in Germany, where a particular social
    • rôle of capital in Central Europe and then in England, we
    • nor the child of primary school age, nor even the adolescent
    • have educated ourselves, in these three or four centuries, to
    • four centuries. Not only through spiritual profundity, but
    • socially active in recent times was Rosa Luxemburg. In personal
    • in the trees like an ape in an extremely indecent fashion,
    • four centuries intellectualism has come of age, so much
    • magnificent as it is — within natural processes. And here
    • productive aspect emerging in the last three or four centuries
    • most recent discoveries, we can follow how, in anyone who
    • point of all these social ideas? Here in Central Europe the
    • very recent times, this is beginning to be understood even
    • these ideals incandescent; something that impels our will to
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    • centre of gravity has shifted from the Baltic and Atlantic to the
    • course of centuries and have changed so significantly as
    • nineteenth century onwards) must also be followed by a profound
    • about Central Europe and in particular about Germany,
    • Central Europe, what they say — and write in their books
    • initiative. But when we look across at Central Europe — I
    • determine, from the centre of national life, the nature of
    • centralized and more or less autocratic system. If we were then
    • with the externals of life. In Central Europe, as the
    • recent times. For millions upon millions of people, the name of
    • Marx was educated in Central Europe, in Germany, where he
    • development of recent times. What he studied were concrete
    • social organization such as only a Central European temperament
    • West, but in Central Europe. And we may say: the concrete
    • thought even in Central Europe differs from that in Western
    • Central European and with what is just beginning to appear in
    • zenith, the tribes in Western and Central Europe were still in
    • certainly something here faintly reminiscent, I would say, of
    • characteristic of the civilization of Central Europe.
    • judge magnificently symbolizes the transition from a purely
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    • century, makes this surprising statement: “When we survey
    • century, at the end of which it was made. Nothing that has
    • sense of self, a sense of personality that is still quiescent
    • that the hordes which, mainly from Northern and Central Europe,
    • them, as the central feature of their being, this sense of
    • that, as early as the eleventh century, a kind of Socialism
    • seen as the central social problem, was also found in earlier
    • disappeared into thin air during the butchery of the recent
    • — we need only go back to the thirteenth century —
    • the centre of something that pervades man's soul and brings
    • the centre of the world's development, also reach an
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    • throughout the nineteenth century. And as the social
    • sixteenth century onwards, there have increasingly come into
    • and can simply concentrate his attention on his own humanity.
    • recognized as such; but just as the educated man of more recent
    • would take centuries. Nothing is more of an obstacle to
    • can hope for this. This hope is native to us in Central Europe
    • where, throughout the nineteenth century, the best minds sought
    • enormous amount of good was achieved in Central Europe, as a
    • always been drawn, in England, to the way in which, in Central
    • down to its speech-centres, on the company a man keeps, the
    • thus brought to bear on man's true centre in turn affects the
    • was in Central Europe that the finest minds sought for
    • of the temperament, the volitional side of children. Central
    • European educators in the nineteenth century tried to discover
    • world to look more closely at Central Europe, which has gone
    • century — Hegel, Fichte, Schelling — who have gone
    • is why Central Europe itself forsook the paths it had been
    • genuinely vital. A rapprochement with Central Europe can bring
    • There existed in Central Europe a spirit which proclaimed that
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    • conditions thrown up in the course of man's recent
    • the central argument was taken to be my main point. In order to
    • going on in Europe in recent years, beneath the surface of
    • yesterday — the will, which is the true centre of man's
    • the obstacles which, in recent times, with their
    • affected the unconscious depths of men's souls in recent
    • arisen in the recent development of civilized man, alongside
    • stronger and stronger as the nineteenth century wore on. It
    • at every moment. Forces of ascent, growth and maturation are
    • perceiving, side by side with the forces of ascent,
    • become increasingly apparent in recent decades. It is the
    • of the nineteenth century, of what we may call the search
    • nineteenth century.
    • the nineteenth century in Europe the historical school
    • century, at the height of intellectualism, a battle over the
    • nineteenth century, the essence of the state became, for
    • has developed in recent times, and which I need not describe,
    • individual. In the nineteenth century, when intellectualism
    • programmes. We have seen recently how, with the best and
    • also perceive clearly that in recent years there has developed
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    • of being developed by those difficult paths of meditation and concentration
    • of the 19th century. Then came the second half of the 19th century,
    • Already I have said that in the first half of the 19th Century, people
    • Century in the life of mankind. As the first clairvoyance described
    • of the first half of the 19th Century — you still find —
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    • concentration described in
    • literature, was really the first half of the 19th century. Then
    • came the second half of the 19th century, with its so highly-rated
    • have already said that in the first half of the 19th century people
    • of this still existed up to the first half of the 19th century in
    • first half of the 19th Century — even if it cannot be described
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    • recent epoch clearly inclines on the one side to a dualistic
    • century. We can clearly see the approach of this end, starting
    • from the 3rd-6th Post Xian centuries. Now St. Augustine had to
    • which more recent views of the world have made, (as I have
    • this in recent lectures). They consider that those secrets
    • Mysteries put the Mystery of Birth in the very centre of their
    • which appears so magnificently on the horizon.
    • centuries had concluded a silent contract tending to wipe out
    • which have contributed through many centuries to the life of
    • come to their positivism in recent times, that it would have
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    • mean to say. Recently a clear example in the political field
    • percent of the total population have less than 3,000 marks
    • former centuries. That is not the case. We would decisively be
    • centuries—have come to these demands. At this point the
    • centuries. All human beings have taken up this press for
    • descent into the physical world. More and more the human being
    • bring about in this soul a change in direction, an ascent,
    • thing in the here-and-now. If it is to find an ascent again, it
    • century.] that
    • thought thus. In the first half of the 19th century there have
    • century spoke of “sacred industry.” Saint Simon was one of
    • half of the nineteenth century. You read his work like a
    • the 20th century, the strike of the textile workers of
    • the center of which stood the demands for am eight-hour day,
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    • which is to stand as a promise that into the recent development
    • Surveying the centuries which follow, we find that again,
    • which passed over Europe, particularly Central Europe, and had
    • that in the eighteenth century a human yearning turns to the
    • Greek art-spirit. We see the nineteenth century, inspired by
    • the nineteenth century, that wonderful, yet, after all,
    • century in the revival of antiquity. But everything is prompted
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    • scene at the end of the eighteenth century. An address based on the
    • the nineteenth century and is to-day forgotten, uttered a very
    • delle Grazie cloister at Milan and in spite of recent restoration looks
    • ‘considering your age, no doubt they were decently
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    • the centre as the worthiest object for which the good and evil
    • pour into the earth's centre.’
    • character who had lived in the first half of the sixteenth century.
    • sixteenth century, at a time when for history much had been
    • centuries, when studious lives were led, we find a great
    • difference. In the twelfth century it was possible for those minds
    • the sixteenth century, a time when many saw the setting of an old
    • sixteenth century. So he meets us as a legendary figure or
    • the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries is expressed in the
    • way, in the centre of his soul, seeking to drag him down through
    • the sixteenth century there was no longer a clear idea of these
    • ‘Faust’ in such a magnificent way. In the scene
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    •  One scents the Mysteries, perhaps withal
    • perform, in meditation, concentration, and so on, which are
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    • Russia, we find them everywhere in Central Europe. All
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    • has recently appeared, and you will find right at the beginning
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    • magnificent Vedas, in the profound Vedantic philosophy,
    • talked of in recent times and concerning which there has been a
    • it was so that in this ancient Mystery centre they knew how to
    • the first to experience the descent of the Ego-consciousness,
    • the descent of the Ego into the physical and etheric nature in
    • Mystery centre of Ephesus
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres,
    • centre of the Mysteries. In the Ephesian Mysteries the centre
    • up to the centre, he became one with such an image. As he stood
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
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    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • of which I have recently spoken to the
    • of the pupil's being was concentrated in the circulation of the
    • Hibernia, and continued so to come until the first centuries of
    • and 5th centuries
    • 13th and 14th centuries, who possessed a clear spiritual
    • beginning of the 13th century wishing to describe the campaigns
    • albeit 15 centuries after the life of Alexander, tells the
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    • more recent times when we understand and appreciate the
    • time of year, on the course of the century, or on place; but
    • centuries; that independence too of place on Earth. In Ephesus
    • centuries after the birth of Christianity. These Mysteries of
    • historian, lived in the fifth century B.C.
    • this way continued to work for centuries in Asia Minor,
    • Greece for many centuries to come.
    • closed. In the 6th century
    • the old physical Ephesus stand in men's memory as its centre,
    • Mystery centres, and in the foreground Ephesus and her pupils
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    • century, as far as initiation was then possible, by one of the
    • grown up through the centuries of the Middle Ages and developed
    • from the 3rd or 4th century after Christ and continuing down to
    • been with us since the middle of the 19th century, and is still
    • tradition. Only in the very earliest centuries were there those
    • in recent lectures
    • Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres.
    • centuries before the Mystery of Golgotha, and there they
    • centuries after Christ, but even there too the time came when
    • until towards the end of the 19th century, beginning from the
    • made accessible since the end of the 19th century. That is now
    • and then Aristotle with inner concentration and in a meditative
    • century. See
    • in the 19th century, when men could no longer understand
    • in meditation — only in the 19th century has it come
    • century Aristotle was a book for the exercise of meditation;
    • but in the 19th century the whole tendency has been to change
    • late as the 19th century, but these universities had no use for
    • during the later decades of the 19th century, know well, if we
    • seventies of the last century. Moreover, it is also true that
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    • in the first third of the 15th century, and that marks the
    • Until the 14th or 15th century this vision and knowledge
    • up since the 15th century, know of the relation, let us say, of
    • consciousness that took place in the 15th century, there
    • present, and we could name many others. Before the 15th century
    • thought a student of Nature of the 9th, 10th or 11th century.
    • 10th, 11th or 12th century. He had no balances, he had none of
    • from the centre of the Earth. The physical body of the human
    • the forces coming from the centre of the Earth.
    • working in everywhere towards the centre of the Earth. It is
    • the centre of the Earth. The moment the albumen is inwardly
    • to the earthly or central forces. But we can also imagine these
    • proceeding from the centre of the Earth. What is my etheric
    • towards the centre of the Earth. His etheric body is the one
    • the centre of the Earth. Move them in a living way, and you
    • are invariably subject to the central forces of the Earth,
    • of the earthly central forces and place them in the midst of
    • came to an end about the 15th century. We must win it back. We
    • period from the 15th century until now may be described as an
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    • and more in the physical world. The external centres which were
    • significance. By the time of the 13th and 14th centuries it had
    • and especially the 15th century onwards, if one wanted to
    • here and there in Mid-Europe, in the 14th and 15th centuries,
    • body which your physical eyes can see. The centre of the Earth
    • fifteenth century a profound instruction of the soul being
    • of the later centuries. It is no longer present in our
    • third of the nineteenth century, is born a longing to speak to
    • Centuries before the Mystery of Golgotha took place, brave men
    • gaze of those present away from earthly realms to the ascent
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    • that until the nineteenth century mankind was childish and
    • recent decades, and observing them spiritually experience
    • bodies. During recent decades, explorations connected with the
    • last third of the nineteenth century hardly any human beings
    • will be created a living centre of spiritual knowledge.
    • in recent years.
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    • magnificent natural science of our time. It aims to rank
    • 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, the opinion came
    • also how spirit-knowledge needs the picture of this central
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    • Personality, in the 20th Century.” The fact does not enter
    • Thus in the first Christian Centuries it was endeavoured to
    • abstract concepts. And so came the centuries where, in place of the
    • Centuries. There was another idea of Truth then, which was
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    • receiving as it were a concentrated picture of this process
    • and death. This process is concentrated in actual physical
    • cannot always act in such a drastic way as was done recently
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    • state all our will is concentrated on our connection with the
    • strivings, which through meditation and concentration of
    • concentrated.
    • concentrate and unite by means of his life-forces into what
    • must be reversed in the ascent to the spiritual world. There,
    • have the whole process concentrated within your own skin. So
    • glorious most magnificent sequences of colour and form, which
    • colour and tone, this starts off with the most magnificent
    • if clairvoyance begins with magnificent forms, especially
    • held recently and which were dealt with
    • rise at the beginning of the 19th Century. The task of
    • the 19th Century was quite filled by this fear, this horror
    • one thought like this in the 19th Century; but I can prove to
    • Feuerbach, a philosopher of the 19th Century who especially
    • This happened in the forties of the nineteenth century
    • Century; One must say: It is as if laid down afore time in
    • in the course of the 19th Century, a certain love of all
    • order to show how in the course of the century, thoughts
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    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • in the centre, in the state of balance.
    • much after a particular pattern. In Central Europe this is
    • of Northern and Central Europe — to consider these
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    • post-Atlantean epoch, and much to which I have recently
    • recently? Did not his published letters number six or seven
    • thousand by the turn of the century, and today number almost
    • Now, I have often referred recently to the strange error of an
    • century, whereas his mother's family, the Textors, was old,
    • the third and fourth centuries of the fifth post-Atlantean
    • young people are anxious to wipe the most recent learning
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence — Licentiate
    • the sixteenth century, but whose part in them was of such a
    • half of the century.
    • the life, and the struggle of the sixteenth century
    • concentrated in one personality as he could never otherwise
    • Bear in mind, it was the sixteenth century, the time of the
    • the Sixteenth Century as is known today by many a pastor about
    • it were, to what had come about since the sixteenth century. In
    • the second half of the eighteenth century. It also surrounded
    • abstract way, Goethe presented it in a magnificent visible form
    • literally that if Faust had been a decent man, he would have
    • century, was certainly narrow-minded. Yet at least it is
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    • when concentrated in Schiller's
    • but it will take centuries to do so. It may well be, therefore,
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    • whose main center is the brain, centered in the head, the
    • nerves that are centered in the spinal cord, and the nerves
    • sense of sight, merely through scent or hearing, as the one
    • through this? You see, for many centuries it has been so that a
    • gradually been introduced since the nineteenth century, and a
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    • the fifteenth century. If men would pay more attention today to
    • since the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. They would
    • since the fifteenth century would cause astonishment to those
    • people to criticize the fact that, in recent times, vocations
    • have become more specialized and that not so many centuries ago
    • of the recent fifth post-Atlantean period have become
    • only two or three centuries ago, you will find that the human
    • are made about other more recent endeavors, and ideas are
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    • of the nineteenth century termed “private foolishness.” To
    • century. But it is Mephistopheles who really invents it. Faust
    • sediment. A theologian recently called it somewhat coarsely —
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    • the nineteenth century. The biographical sketch
    • We have often experienced this in the nineteenth century and up
    • that the author was quite familiar with various recent endeavors to
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    • to do with the inner life. As a whole, the central concern of
    • spiritually at work in the first centuries of the Christian
    • centuries — so that we know the spiritual impulses of that
    • social character upon the life of the nineteenth century lead?
    • developed in the nineteenth century and asked how the bourgeois
    • the sixties of the last century! Mill, who speaks first of his
    • century, to a conglomerated mediocrity. Referring to what Mill
    • course of the nineteenth century. She appeared at the very time
    • the most recent times in Europe, without thereby intending to
    • — probably never entirely explained, as I recently suggested.
    • innocent as children, in spite of the fact that they may be old
    • recently gave an example in St. Gallen and Zurich of an
    • has most recently done, and to write long articles about the
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    • sixteenth century. In order to consider the hereditary
    • sixteenth century was a rather versatile person but also an
    • century, was a highly respected man. As a pupil of this man, he
    • that in the middle of the nineteenth century we reached the
    • of the nineteenth century continue to develop further? In the
    • century was the period in which the view was presented that a
    • nineteenth century have written, and you will find at what
    • century for it deals with the human soul. Every possible effort
    • nineteenth century.
    • recently pointed out to you that modern humanity is cruel even
    • of all. But I saw so many decent working class couples here
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    • bore obvious fruit during the nineteenth century: in the rise
    • happening recently may not constitute a violation of the time
    • it recently happen, for example, that a book was published by a
    • we should pass beyond the fourth century before Christ all the
    • way into the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries — we might
    • seventh and eighth centuries after the Mystery of Golgotha. The
    • Christ in the third, fourth, or fifth centuries, cause a gentle
    • century. What existed before that time constituted nothing more
    • bear in mind what I recently explained as something that will
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    • expressed in a magnificent image at the beginning of the Old
    • centuries preceding the Mystery of Golgotha, therefore, they
    • partially possible. In this ascent the possibility is lost to
    • century, this truth has been exactly reversed in Sinnet's book,
    • appeared only during the centuries just prior to the Mystery of
    • in this book is reminiscent of what I have mentioned most
    • recently in lectures, even about actual events, although I
    • related to our views of the world. Recently, Hermann Bahr also
    • orthodox, or let's say, more recent Catholicism. At any rate,
    • middle of the 19th century. During that time, the people who
    • the middle of the century that mankind was indeed ready to be
    • the 19th century, but those who held this view were, in a way,
    • contrast to what I explained in my recent speech in Bern, the
    • before 1870 and established magnetic centers in the North,
    • magnetic centers established by Bismarck had been at work,
    • because I had talked about these things recently and because
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    • was the manifestation of unified goodness, the active centre
    • of the world. With this central good that is of a spiritual
    • century, beginning in the year 747 before the Mystery of
    • The Foundation of Culture in the Nineteenth Century,
    • Recently we have heard of a religious discussion that has
    • centuries flowed on it was the task of the Church to conceal,
    • during all those early centuries was passed through by man,
    • descent of Christ from cosmic heights to the seed in man, the
    • that I make it also as an image (see violet in centre
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    • was describing here recently.
    • his most recent spiritual member, in his physical head, he
    • between the previous death and the most recent birth or
    • concentrated in the breast, which, however, for modern man
    • centuries, these last two centuries; this has formed men's
    • century; that this significant invention took the place in
    • century, all through the nineteenth, and especially so far as
    • we have gone in this our twentieth century, men have given
    • course of the nineteenth century you will see that the
    • In recent years people have been breaking each others heads
    • but that monks in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
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    • as children, some as adolescents, some in the middle of the
    • century. Men had concepts that came down out of ancient
    • century, ideas were in fact circulating everywhere in the
    • centre in yellow circle, diagram not available) but in
    • can enter what I have recently been calling the young spirit.
    • being able to understand that extremities man is a recent
    • because extremities man is a recent metamorphosis he has not
    • ancient mysteries. Since the eighth pre-Christian century
    • next weeks. But then after the eighth pre-Christian century,
    • heritage down to the nineteenth century — abstract
    • nineteenth century there came something startling. Man
    • was lost. The nineteenth century was needed to rediscover him
    • nineteenth century — the eighteenth century too but
    • something startling to men of the nineteenth century; it
    • in the seventeenth century was
    • the last century a number of people foregathered in various
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    • per cent, and in Germany at times as high as 8 per cent; and
    • number of strikes went up 87 per cent between the years 1907
    • last century, somewhere in the 'seventies: the streets were
    • said, that 99 per cent more literary works were turned out in
    • to say indeed, that if 99 per cent fewer books were produced
    • last half-hundred of years in the nineteenth century. And
    • practical. Only recently, a practical man from the North said
    • 19th century; and now it has reached the perfection of
    • since the middle of the fifteenth century, to detach the
    • 19th century, they very essentially contributed amongst other
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    • concentrated in our business-undertaking, the Kommender
    • utterly wrong end. I delivered a lecture recently on the idea
    • the first centuries of our present, Christian era, all over
    • century come to be a injurious
    • century on, money has played a similar role in the economic
    • something, which is not merely a bank, but makes a centre of
    • concentration for economic forces which are both a bank and,
    • at practical life, and learn to see where the centres of injury
    • really lie. And one centre of injury lies in the fact, that
    • century. Here we have then simply a practical idea, taken up
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • admirer of the magnificent and tremendous progress which
    • humanity has enjoyed as a result of scientific work in recent
    • the magnificent and admirable work of scientific thinking
    • way more recently, the moment I see the book about mollusks,
    • future we look forward to, and in concentrating in our souls
    • and then constantly concentrate upon it and devote
    • center of our soul life with full consciousness, so that
    • Constant attempts to concentrate our soul life upon our
    • organism), the more central organism connected with the breast
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • the beginning of our present century, when the events we are
    • century A.D. and we find that everything that happened in the
    • that from the 4th or 5th century to the 11th century it is
    • middle of the 15th century. Lamprecht characterizes this
    • around the middle of the 15th century. He believes that the
    • whereas from the middle of the 15th century onward it is the
    • the middle of the 18th century.
    • earlier centuries which prevailed in the relations of the
    • 19th century in the center between the west and the east of the
    • scientific method. And in the 19th century historical research
    • excellently for the first Christian centuries, all the forces
    • the centuries when the Roman Empire was declining,
    • consciousness, and that has provided such magnificent results
    • the middle of the 15th century. But he was not able to make use
    • the middle of the 15th century.
    • the beginning of the 15th century. Everything that Karl
    • century that is not sufficiently recognized, that brings about
    • Central Europe. If we go back to the time before this age we
    • This is superseded around the middle of the 15th century, and
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • and concentration are described in the books mentioned above),
    • in order to concentrate all the powers of our soul upon this
    • way of thinking was made possible three or four centuries ago
    • thoughts that we place in the center of our consciousness, the
    • his eyes the sun was not there — A more recent scientist
    • A brilliant scientist of the 19th century, Du Bois-Reymond,
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • natural sciences in the course of recent centuries and
    • especially in the nineteenth century. Anthroposophy,
    • concentrated on this one idea or group of ideas. This can be
    • being concentrated with the uttermost attentiveness upon a
    • meditation or concentration, a thinking is to be
    • One who practices meditation and concentration must
    • is developed through meditation and concentration,
    • concentration, one becomes able to say at a certain point of
    • reached through concentrated and strengthened thought
    • exercises of concentration and meditation in the way that has
    • can give one's attention to such meditation and concentration
    • completely absorbed in the subject of this concentration. It
    • in concentration, it is necessary to do others which are
    • one has concentrated. This must be dismissed with exactly the
    • which first have been placed in the center of our consciousness
    • possible; one must go so far as to imagine the ascent of a
    • staircase in reverse, as if it were a descent from the top to
    • well. In a way it is consolidated or concentrated in the
    • century. In educational practice, a real knowledge of man is
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • centuries, and particularly in the 19th century and our
    • thought and research in more recent times. This will be
    • 19th century, a viewpoint which enables one to realize that the
    • century, for a solution to the great mysteries of man were
    • the 19th century) that the inmost being of man can be explained
    • Hertwig makes use of everything that even the most recent
    • has been the most wonderful progress in more recent times, for
    • help of the most recent philosophical thought.
    • The philosophers of more recent times who inherited the work of
    • century and in the first half of the 19th century, pointed out,
    • More recently even Kant in his Dreams of a Spiritual
    • recent philosophy, which ... must be manifest ... in
    • penetrating scientists of the 19th century. Here, too,
    • great teachers of science of the 19th century have
    • the 19th century that should affect our study of nature, but
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    • last three or four centuries.
    • descent of man into earthly existence, there has been taken
    • century, increased to the utmost conceivable extent. Of
    • the middle of the 15th century when the direct understanding
    • century. Artificially, as I might say, like plants in a
    • still preserved a primeval wisdom even in the 19th century.
    • (In the 19th century it was somewhat different), but in the
    • 19th century they still preserved some things of which one
    • Central
    • this way of culture in the West, in Central Europe, one must
    • characteristic of Central Europe, as the ethical type is of
    • how it is that just in Central Europe this Aesthetic type
    • Central-European man, could not take into himself this
    • Aesthetic spirit of Central Europe is united with Greece.
    • utilitarian; Central earth-regions — Aesthetic; the
    • Centre or in the lest, wherever ethical truths have
    • Centre, or in the East they all originally spring from the
    • West. Beauty arises from the Central region.
    • found Anthroposophy in Central Europe, then in this
    • as that bit Aime Blech, which recently appeared as a
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    • the chaotic life of recent times without any sense of
    • things in Nature in the 12th centuries, but they do not read
    • is really only a few centuries ago — that in the 11th,
    • 12th, 13th and even 14th centuries, they thought quite
    • It is only in the last century that man was first reduced to
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    • Recently it has
    • illustrate what I mean by an example. Now I recently had a
    • So, then, I recently received this letter from someone active
    • of what, strictly speaking, has arisen during the centuries
    • science having in the nineteenth century Julius Robert Mayer
    • century of our era. Since then the evolution of man as a
    • do so in the middle of the fifteenth century, the beginning
    • that he reached in the middle of the fifteenth century did
    • same courage that in the fifteenth century where the old
    • end of the nineteenth century, that since the last third of
    • the nineteenth century it has been necessary for mankind to
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    • religious creeds through the centuries. It was very much more
    • century which led them to do so. Such professors as William
    • Copernicus and having in the 19th century one of its most
    • the 15th century. But since that time the progressive
    • middle of the 15th century at the beginning of the fifth Post
    • middle of the 15th century, had they the image or figure
    • attitude which men had at the beginning of the 15th century,
    • century man's former relationship with them ceased and that
    • since the last third of the 19th century, it has become
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    • ascent from below upwards the activities of the Archangels;
    • is a matter for rejoicing when this is not so. I was recently
    • development it has come about that in past centuries the
    • good and right for the centuries immediately following,
    • Herr Molt recently, that there are people today who say:
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    • mankind. Since the middle of the fifteenth century man has
    • since the middle of the fifteenth century.
    • of the fifteenth century and we shall presently see what
    • century man's life of soul has gradually come to the point of
    • things. In the spiritual life of the nineteenth century the
    • fifteenth century, through his abstract, intellectual
    • century — either to remain at a standstill with his
    • religious traditions through the centuries have utterly
    • centuries. People to-day are frightened at the very thought
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    • trends in the art of recent times, whatever we may think
    • actually living in art. In recent times, where the study of
    • that in all the various tendencies and endeavours of recent
    • our soul, and that this centuries-old connection with the
    • artist of more recent times we get no such feeling, The
    • significance everything gains that recent painters have
    • feel — although it remains quiescent — to be aroused
    • or will anyway try to, reduce the quiescent form, which to
    • see this in certain attempts made in recent decades and
    • kind — we understand the recently-deceased Gustave Klimt,
    • of art; and by reason of man's general development in recent
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    • of the rest of man's being is quiescent. Feeling and willing
    • states. When he concentrates on the colour of a human being,
    • central point of the body coinciding with the line of
    • this. In his recent book Stufen (Steps), Morgenstern
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    • a fundamental truth to which reference has been made in recent lectures,
    • detail in recent lectures.
    • itself? It is true that during the 18th century a loose kind of thinking
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    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • in the centre, in the state of balance.
    • much after a particular pattern. In Central Europe this is
    • of Northern and Central Europe — to consider these
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    • Golgotha during the first centuries A.D., how differently those
    • an old instinctive clairvoyance. And up to the 4th century A.D.
    • to the 4th century A.D., and the teachers of that century
    • first four centuries A.D., thanks to the remnants of old
    • force since the 15th century, but it was already in preparation
    • from the 4th century A.D. on.
    • it is in a certain sense something magnificent. We cannot
    • first four Christian centuries this knowledge continued
    • esoteric sense. During the subsequent centuries only a
    • the 19th Century a theology developed which does not wish to
    • was evident from our recent lectures
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    • has been said in recent lectures.
    • is the center that in the ancient Hebrew narrative a great part
    • descent to earth of an Avatar-being has the significance,
    • especially significant: namely, that through the descent of an
    • in the early centuries of the Christian era the manner in which
    • later centuries. In the first Christian centuries the spread of
    • who in the first century contributed much
    • was especially emphasized in the early Christian centuries.
    • spread of Christianity during the early centuries it was the
    • Augustine up to, let us say, the 10th, 11th, or 12th century.
    • century up to the 10th or 12th there were a large number of
    • happen that in those centuries a number of people were able to
    • those centuries the multiplied copies of the etheric body
    • these centuries there were those who could possess such an
    • century, known as the Heliand poem, which
    • or 12th century and the 15th. Here there was an entirely
    • of Christianity in Middle-Europe. In the later centuries, from
    • previous centuries because of the interwoven etheric body of
    • wishes, but through several centuries, simply by means of this
    • centuries that humanity had implanted into it through scholasticism
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    • over the course of the last three or four centuries, when the
    • life, and from which arise colorful iridescent dreams. If we
    • initially, through active thinking, concentrated fully on
    • moves as in the described example into the center of his
    • concentrated all of the powers of his soul on certain
    • through conception — and the descent to this earthly
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    • Founding new religions came to an end with the central
    • recent times. Modern human beings feel that to hate and
    • century the transition took place to a more tolerant
    • justified in the nineteenth century, which kindled noble
    • in the twentieth century when other soul forces are called
    • centuries religion has had a strange history. In Spain,
    • from the ways and customs that over the centuries have become
    • obtained from religion. Recently a conference of scientists
    • science, advancing as it does at great speed, a center of
    • color, light and sound to affect her soul. Recently a new
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    • recent commentator, Professor Jacob Minor.
    • reading was published recently about the mimicry of thought.
    • has discovered recently that if blood from one animal is
    • different lines of descent are mingled. Our modern
    • “I” forms the center; and physical body, living
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    • appears as a testing, as an incentive to greater striving. In
    • central figure is often the tragic hero. The hero is faced
    • natural science has recently arrived at a conclusion that
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    • through exercises in meditation and concentration, a person
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    • death,” were for centuries regarded as an answer, a
    • In the course of centuries their meaning has changed,
    • astral body; and fourth, the “I,” or the center
    • greatest concentration of urges and cravings, that is,
    • physical nature. As the physical principle is concentrated in
    • growth concentrated in bringing about sexual maturity. This
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    • young through education. At the center of education is the
    • center of the being, the “I.” When an individual
    • Homer (8th centure B.C.) was a Greek epic
    • include the whole of a human being's evolutionary descent. A
    • Moses (c. 13th century B.C.) was a Hebrew
    • Zarathustra (c. 6th century B.C.) was a Persian.
    • child to the time up to the twelfth century, the time when
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    • Nothing is more remote from concentrated spirit than shadowy
    • abstract logic — and our bodily organs are concentrated
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    • used as an incentive for egoistical striving. It is often
    • person experiences the hope, strength and incentive to action
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    • seen with physical sight; it is like a center of energy that
    • shows that of those who die in infancy, 16 to 20 percent have
    • been breast-fed by their own mother, while 26 to 30 percent
    • line of descent develop and become established during the
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    • centuries of German culture. Some say that it is impossible
    • existed in the Occident since the fourteenth century, and
    • Christian Rosenkreuz (15th century) was the founder of Rosicrucianism,
    • beginning of the sixteenth centuries. On journeys through the
    • appeared at the beginning of the seventeenth century, the
    • still exists, and has done so since the fourteenth century.
    • Oriental. A few centuries before the Christian era began,
    • centuries later. And today it is different again.
    • different method. That is why in the course of centuries and
    • humanity's whole outlook. It will for long centuries to come
    • a Rosicrucian is the first rule that only recently has been
    • is why until recently no Rosicrucian divulged what enabled
    • loftier aims that link him with the central Rosicrucian
    • existed for centuries. What it is possible to say about it
    • lectures, material that had for centuries been guarded in
    • closed circles. However, what has been released in recent
    • roots are sunk into the ground, pointing towards the centre
    • beings turn their reproductive organs towards the centre of
    • root points towards the centre of the earth; human beings
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    • viewpoint. No seeker after Truth of the nineteenth century
    • upon as a mystery. Mystery centers existed for the
    • itself in its own creation. This descent and resurrection of
    • pure. Only an innocent maiden's love can redeem the Flying
    • continent. A scientific journal, Kosmos, recently
    • person's higher development. It made him place at the centre
    • as regards descent, and it would be regarded as irreverent to
    • descent, but because of what he was. He was a free individual
    • became the basis from which he created his magnificent Good
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    • centuries, for millennia, noticed these contradictions that
    • that took place in the early Christian centuries, the
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    • specific recognition for what this personality has done in recent
    • representative of psychoanalysis, stepped front and center. He
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    • being: The nervous-sensory being centred chiefly in the head,
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    • vibrates the rhythm of circulation and in the nerve adjacent to it,
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    • soul, has begun. We go back from the 15th, 14th, and 13th centuries
    • century the activity of the kidney was most important. Since then, the
    • in the course of centuries, and especially of millenniums. One cannot
    • in civilization, such as that from the middle ages into recent time,
    • of the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries an attitude comes about in Europe,
    • civilization of the 13th and 14th century. All poetic motifs, but in
    • 8th, 9th and 10th centuries, for example, one was still deeply permeated
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    • at the great turn in the first half of the 15th century that one did
    • 18 and 19th centuries. The old physical medicine always had traditions,
    • as under the influence of the etheric organism. Only in more recent
    • human being: he renews the material substance from the center. Now assume
    • age of thirty because man is only a decent human being up to his 30th
    • more recent times. He could acquire his freedom only because the light
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    • was actually in the course of the nineteenth century that
    • this until the middle of the nineteenth century, for a very
    • here in Berlin in the middle of the nineteenth century in an
    • disappeared in the middle of the nineteenth century. Right up
    • centuries, until it had to recede into the background for a
    • was made in the fifteenth century. This clock is really a
    • century in an extraordinarily impressive way. And the
    • with “guilty” or “innocent.” Obviously,
    • lectures given here recently I drew attention to the fact that
    • through recent world events. Just think, there are many people
    • his recently published book that people believe in
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    • necessity. Ever since the fifteenth century people have
    • personality of the nineteenth century will no longer be
    • considered great in centuries to come, whereas people who have
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    • Central Europe. And we can look for the consequences in
    • Teutonic tribes, the whole subsequent development of Central
    • the course of the centuries up to our time would have been
    • up to Goethe's Faust and all that nineteenth century
    • the physical plane through the centuries from then until
    • of the third or fourth century speculating on the
    • development in the eighteenth century. We can pick out some
    • lived in the fourteenth century, he would certainly not have
    • freedom. As I have already said, in the fourteenth century
    • the fourteenth century there was no space for anything
    • preceding centuries in which the stream of events had taken
    • to spiritual currents that even go beyond the centuries,
    • that something will arise that will live for centuries.
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    • the greater part of humanity only for the past few centuries,
    • we go back beyond the fifteenth and fourteenth centuries, we
    • remnants of an ancient perception. Even in the tenth century,
    • but in earlier centuries it was still quite an ordinary,
    • essential difference is that in fairly recent times human
    • awareness. We know that at present we are only a few centuries
    • fourteenth century, for we count the fourth
    • till the fifteenth century, and the fifth post-Atlantean epoch
    • from the fifteenth century till as long again; so we are now
    • the nineteenth century.
    • public very recently. On the one hand, there were the dreamers
    • proceeding from the center of one's being are lacking, people
    • in Central Europe in particular this I is uniting itself
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    • immediate forbears or ancestors of the last century. I told
    • that in the course of recent times, until well into the
    • twentieth century, the materialistic tendencies,
    • century. So those children born in the second decade came to
    • essentially to the events on the earth in recent years.
    • bright side of the sad, the terrible events of recent times.
    • of recently-born children. It is an expression of soul which
    • in the most recently born children is something quite
    • early twentieth century. It is now essential that mankind
    • this is because since the middle of the fifteenth century, at
    • the fifteenth century. But this thinking in imagery has been
    • last centuries the more abstract has all life become. Only
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    • flow into the social movement which, begun half a century
    • rights-state is, as I recently pointed out, such a one as is
    • century. Whoever follows attentively the literature of that
    • century until the last third of the century will soon notice
    • dictionary, written comparatively recently, and hunt therein
    • recently become international, men have with a certain
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    • part of the western powers, the central powers, the eastern powers,
    • through the centuries by the various churches. This has not arisen outside
    • which we have often described by saying that, since the fifteenth century,
    • because centuries of Christianity have brought about materialism; this
    • gases into the world with timidity; this has definite import. Recently I
    • the Life of Man” in the recent number of the publication “Das
    • West, the European centre, and the East meet the Guardian of the Threshold
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    • They go back to the Church Fathers of earlier centuries and from their
    • soul which began with the fifteenth century.
    • to the accusation of Pantheism recently made against Spiritual Science
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    • for men on earth. Up to the fifteenth century, and, since things do
    • in the time since the fifteenth century, that man stands within his
    • knowledge there is always a gradual ascent from semblance to actual
    • once again it is in the centre between the conception and the will.
    • the animals is—as I recently sale—in reality sick (see Lecture
    • century, in the epoch when the conceptions of science are dominating
    • for the fact is that men actually became headless in the fifteenth century—you
    • fifteenth century than it was before that time. But it is only now that
    • up to the nineteenth century, the other nature, man's breast nature
    • weary desire, to go on thinking incoherently. Just recently I have drawn
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    • practical experience there is indeed a very concentrated sunlight.
    • by the beginning of this century, as you know, I had published communications
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    • follow the stream flowing from this mystery down into the most recent
    • otherwise generally recoils in fear from having recent history permeated
    • a physical event of the physical world. But only recently I have pointed
    • in the whole Roman Empire. Throughout the centuries this event worked
    • Recently I have expatiated on this fact from another point of view.
    • let us say a point during the fifth century before the event of Golgotha,
    • that up to most recent times one can picture as spiritualising all that
    • very recent times history for modern man has in general became thoroughly
    • of what happened as the eighteenth century passed into the nineteenth,
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    • external arrangements (recently I have given an account of these in
    • Mystery of Golgotha on the part of more recent mankind can be particularly
    • century passed into the nineteenth; where does Goetheanism stand with
    • Eastern Europe, all this has been rayed out from the centre of Europe;
    • Europe is, has been rayed out from central Europe. And in this centre
    • with the exception of the period during recent decades when other forces
    • developed throughout the centuries by reason of the personal characteristics
    • see all this streaming forth from the whole of Central Europe. How little
    • established in the course of recent decades, since the year 1867; let
    • in what has for centuries come from Central Europe.
    • wave came up against what radiated from the centre, and what radiated
    • from the centre was pushed aside by the Slav wave—in the west
    • still remained in the womb of the centre, turned in such a way that
    • well able to make a calculation about the future relations of central
    • But particularly in central
    • as I have presented it, will have to be understood. It will be central
    • ordering. And perhaps if this centre of Europe has no external state,
    • if this centre of Europe is obliged to live tragically in chaos, there
    • Chauvinism or anything at all reminiscent of Chauvinism or nationalism,
    • a ghost out of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and not what
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    • namely the centre of the earth. It is as if the earth is being
    • plant soul and plant-Ego mingle, their actual centres so
    • intermingled, that they unite in the centre of the earth. Now
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    • false mysticism, the everlasting and only find the most recent
    • magnificent, vivid tragedy of Margaret. It also makes it
    • central European people. I believe, that all man's weaknesses,
    • the central Europeans but the entire world has appeared in a
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    • self-centred brooding. Right here we must shift our examination
    • descent and inheritance, we will not get any further. Here only
    • central sun, and all other consequences capitulate by
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    • should be made the centre of the movement for Spiritual Science from
    • it has become so because for centuries modern humanity has hardly received
    • its greatest intellectual development in the last few centuries, can
    • our most recent times. Or, on the other hand, the element which is to
    • humanity. This disadvantage itself is the sign of decadence of recent
    • centres of support. (Kräfte-Lagen). For instance, if you
    • You see it here cut in two through the centre. You can thus see under
    • and limbs and the trunk, with the heart system as the centre, he then
    • with the great cupola. This cut through the centre from East to West.
    • certain axis. Certain lower organic forms alone evolve from the centre;
    • here, certain more perfect forms of building than the centrally constructed
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    • concavity of the fifth, and the centre pillar with its capital stands
    • Building in a certain sense. So that this sculptured central group might
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    • of this child here if you keep in mind the two adjacent forms.
    • that in which ourselves stand — in the 15th century, developing
    • further into the time of Faust, in the 16th century, that which was
    • seeking few men as yet are conscious. Since the 15th century we have
    • seeking of these principles an incentive to what makes man free but
    • Child, this Figure of the 16th century, below Death, the remainder less
    • picture is to be found nearer to the central Group, that of the representative
    • clearly in the next picture the kind of centaur-figure which is essentially
    • Picture 13: (Centaur)
    • the upper portion of the Central Group. The middle figure shows the
    • art representation, to the Christ. That is, we shall discover the central
    • which one merely enquired its significance, in the central point of
    • is the traditional one arose only in the 6th century after Christ. For
    • centre-point of our considerations and of our feeling within our anthroposophical
    • which presses in upon us since the last third of the Nth century must
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    • centuries to the sixteenth and seventeenth forms a remarkably
    • Faust originating in the legend of the sixteenth century, you
    • will see that not only this sixteenth century Faust but also
    • to an end with the fourteenth, fifteenth centuries, of which
    • and needs in former centuries, is indeed nothing but
    • centuries, even the centuries immediately preceding the age
    • soul in former centuries, in centuries long past, while at
    • sixteenth century, the historical Faust who actually lived
    • centuries, and also the wisdom in particular of pre-Christian
    • of the sixteenth century, this wisdom was definitely on the
    • Faust of the eighteenth century, of of the nineteenth and
    • indeed of many centuries to come. Hence we see Goethe's Faust
    • was looked upon in centuries long past, was by no means so
    • magic like the Faust of the sixteenth century. But he is
    • casts for the scent strayed from his master's
    • the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth centuries. As I have
    • the soul-development of past centuries. In the days of Faust
    • eighteenth century, from which I should like to read you a
    • since the 14th, 15th, centuries that his impulses have been
    • up to the 14th, 15th centuries, a certain number of the
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    • heart. (You will find a note on Schröer in my recent
    • the seventies of the 18th century — 1772, 1773, 1774;
    • century). Once in a church in Paris a Canon was preaching in
    • a small percentage of what is solid. Thus you need not
    • Thither where our aims are centered
    • legend arose in the sixteenth century. The spirits left
    • directed it, for men were like that in the 18th century, they
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    • recent lectures, out of the spheres of the entire cosmos. The
    • throughout this scent we see Goethe's wonderful feeling for
    • with the astral body is in men concentrated in the sense
    • and answered: Innocent IV's. Now another historian, of a
    • candidate a question. Tell me, Mr. X, when did this Innocent
    • when did Innocent IV die? The student did not know. Well
    • then, tell me anything else at all you know about Innocent IV
    • with the actual can be imagined thatn the note recently sent
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    • (see diagram). According to Plutarch in the centre of this
    • all. If we only concentrate on this one thing, on these
    • has been developing since the sixteenth century, the devil
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    • recent studies.) That is the peculiarity: Whatever evil
    • himself at the Emperor's Court: “I scent the Witches'
    • once more, he scents the Witches' Kitchen. We are reminded of
    • past centuries also knew Helena, but they knew her in the
    • recent lectures! The concepts, the ideas, that lead to such
    • great errors as I mentioned recently, — all these are
    • this fact with what I told you recently of the macrocosmic
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    • recently been showing, inner spiritual connections prevail,
    • of the nineteenth century there have been working among human
    • concerning his descent, for his companions drew his attention
    • sixteenth century naturally had no more inkling of them than
    • nineteenth century, one treads on very thin ice indeed! But
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    • Volkelt, in the seventies of last century, ventured timidly
    • This gives the firm centre of gravity in the surging element.
    • foothold, his centre of gravity:
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    • beneficent act of the Guardian of the Threshold that he hides
    • recent philosophers could produce out of understanding and
    • macrocosm Luna. The man of the centre, the breast, would
    • twenty years of the eighteenth century during which these
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    • explanation of nature? bince the eighties of the last century
    • nineties of the eighteenth century he believed, as did other
    • century, in which is contained in embryo what belongs to a
    • passed the gate of death. It is just with such a concentrated
    • the matter today? since about the 16th century very strong
    • Christian Churches has become accentuated. The historical
    • recently by seriously minded men, from which you uc uld see
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    • represents the centre condition of the human being, and the
    • about all that Goethe stands for will, as I said recently,
    • Today we should say: We represent how in the centre of the
    • being's descent to earth — from conception, throughout
    • being, the ascent into the elements, which is a finding of
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    • ascent of a mountain was a far more living experience than
    • shattered when the descent is made again into the external,
    • eighteenth century that Goethe took flight to Italy —
    • century. By then he had grown older, and that means younger
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    • the nineteenth century. What Christ brought into the world,
    • the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. To imagine thus that
    • teeth, can appear. It is a real concentration and
    • the reverse. Here there is no concentration of life-forces
    • contract — expand, concentrate; expand, concentrate.
    • When in the eighties of the last century I wrote my first
    • most recent number of the periodical Das Reich
    • what is so distressing, my dear friends, that in the recent
    • extolled as the great achievement of the nineteenth century
    • of view, this achievement of the nineteenth century, that
    • the nineteenth century, that still haunts the twentieth, al
    • human evolution. At the end of the nineteenth century
    • century. I have given many lectures about it, even before the
    • century was able to represent the man Homunculus in this way?
    • scent we are today presenting, finds itself in a world the
    • century. What must be sought will become something good and a
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    • existed in the 19th century, argued: If I am dreaming in
    • content, but to concentrate on that which works within him, is
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    • “I” in the centre of the earth.
    • the physical, and we must not imagine this descent as something
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    • century a totally different spiritual attitude prevailed from
    • nineteenth century, set themselves to confront the great riddle
    • view was, during the first half of the nineteenth century, to
    • century — for instance, to those of Burdach — you
    • end of the third decade of the nineteenth century, and, seeing
    • development of the nineteenth century, and anyone
    • centuries, a time when a greater spiritual sensitiveness
    • genealogical tree — in fact, the lineal descent of all
    • their adherence to the theory of man's descent from the higher
    • the conclusion that a line of descent existed leading from the
    • higher animals to man. In more recent times scientists have
    • centuries past have educated the human heart and soul were
    • his theory of the descent of man. In another lecture Du
    • this quiescent matter?
    • as “I see red,” “I smell the scent of the
    • descent of man. It is obvious that in a single lecture like the
    • Natural science traces the descent of the physical living being
    • apes. But there can be no question of the descent of our
    • may therefore ascribe a twofold descent to man in primeval
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    • time in that evolution of civilisation which is concentrated
    • century or around the middle of the Middle Ages. It is the
    • to the surface of civilisation in the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • stream of civilisation as late as the 12th century A.D., was
    • Mind-Soul. In the 14th and 15th century, the Consciousness Soul
    • 12th centuries, was by no means in a position merely to submit
    • and that we must concentrate above all on his individuality
    • not really come to an end until the 16th or 17th century.
    • people. No great man of the 13th or 14th century could have
    • 13th or 14th century are quite unknown. Then it would happen
    • writer of the 13th century. He writes down his thoughts.
    • 13th century were directed against Averroes, who was long dead.
    • This doubt can well be understood. For around the 13th century
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    • Europe up to the beginning of the twentieth century resulted in some
    • was a kind of centre, has ceased to exist. We are living in its
    • middle of the fifteenth century. There is a store of spiritual
    • Science has acquired a magnificent knowledge of the world and we are
    • alone can set the feet of humanity on the path of ascent. People like
    • fifteenth century have led man to wrench himself from his true nature
    • centuries it will pass through others, that during the day it passes
    • portrayed as a kind of centaur, half horse, half man, and so forth).
    • the scientific view of the world since the middle of last century has
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    • most recent... you will find nothing but minute objects which are
    • more superficially. So that on his descent a man is either permeated
    • during the descent to his next earthly life, he will arrive on the
    • decade of the twentieth century in the evolution of the Western
    • he is to pass from a decline to a real ascent, man must overcome the
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    • so to order his descent at the end of his life between death and a new
    • recent years. True, someone may say that it seems to him as though he
    • had lived through centuries in these few years, but in general there
    • otherwise have come to pass only in the course of centuries.
    • I want you to think of the fourth century A.D., or rather of the
    • period which reaches its climax in that century. In the South, on the
    • consider the early centuries, the first, second and even the third
    • centuries, we find the old, inherited wisdom being brought to bear
    • not until the fourth century, just at the time when Christianity
    • Church. In the fourth century, that which in Christianity had once
    • to the fifteenth centuries, the Christian life which develops in the
    • in the third and fourth centuries, that is to say in the same early
    • centuries of the post-Christian era. External history gives no true
    • had taken place. In the first centuries it had still been found
    • Spiritual was taking place — in the third and fourth centuries
    • fourth century, when the men of the South were becoming more and more
    • in a particular form in the North during the first centuries of the
    • what these peoples have experienced through the centuries, realising
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    • when the Napoleonic chaos was enveloping north and central
    • century, that — we may say it without the slightest fear of
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    • accustomed in the course of centuries.
    • Christmas festival meant to people for many centuries in the past.
    • centuries the celebration of this festival awakened in the souls of
    • our souls: What has the Christmas festival been for many centuries,
    • recently as a few decades ago. The souls had then a natural way of
    • only a minor aspect of what was extensively present in past centuries,
    • villages in recent decades. When the celebration of Christmas
    • thing, which had spread through centuries like a magic breath of air
    • If we would go back several centuries we would find vast regions where
    • the fifties and sixties of the nineteenth century, when the Hungarian
    • migrated into Slavic regions during the previous centuries, had
    • lead a decent life,
    • 16th, 15th, 14th century and even further, when the relations between
    • descent of man from spiritual heights to the physical world — and
    • centuries. These words were often spoken, even in the eighth, ninth,
    • and tenth centuries, in those regions of Europe where Christianity had
    • earth through the Fall — and the ascent of man through Christ
    • the 15th or 16th century, and how an awareness of spirituality was
    • We intend to present such a Christmas play in our art center. It is
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    • Only during the last century has the fame of
    • of Central Europe, when he first became acquainted with this Eastern
    • spiritual life of humanity through the centuries, indeed through
    • that have only become known in this last century, very little
    • central nerve impulse of the whole of this great poem. When we
    • centuries before the founding of Christianity to a soul whom one of
    • the greatest spirits of Western lands made the central figure of all
    • it has been a Socratic civilization throughout the centuries.
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    • feelings are concentrated in a single moment and storm through us
    • something new. Here in these very first discourses we find an accent
    • conceived, abstractly, as the center of man's being) — the
    • the senses. In the 18th century what was considered a great word was
    • centuries had been most holy to the highest men of that age —
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    • in a practical way with the ascent of the soul into higher worlds
    • or less recently, or perhaps even many years ago, has reappeared in
    • made in the nineteenth century. It of course is easily proved that
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    • but become altogether wrong if they linger on for centuries, or as in
    • to prepare the way today by speaking of man's ascent into the third
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    • fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to the last third of the
    • nineteenth century, there have been signs of an altogether different
    • say for instance in the 40's or 50's of the nineteenth century, about
    • fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to the last third of
    • scientific thought began about the fifteenth century, so the era of
    • the thought of the last four centuries, though the latter had to be
    • knowledge — these same forces, during the last four centuries,
    • nineteenth century mysterious forces were at work in man's bodily
    • different from what they were five centuries ago. What is under man's
    • the seventeenth or eighteenth century. As he stands there before us
    • brain. From the fifteenth to the nineteenth century he saw what was
    • twentieth century onward men might raise themselves to spiritual
    • From the fifteenth to the last third of the nineteenth century the
    • example, some remarkable essays recently published by Woodrow Wilson,
    • our spiritual thinking was being prepared in the last four centuries.
    • fifteenth and twentieth centuries A.D. from what
    • centuries the kind of education that forced men to think out natural
    • of the eighteenth century could experience by suspending the forces
    • being who has worked through centuries and centuries on the human
    • centuries B.C. onward — of entering
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    • suggested by looking to see if there is not a central point, a climax
    • wonderful approach we are carried on to the central point of the
    • center, no beginning see I in Thee, O Lord of All! Thou, Whom I
    • tells that there is a center in man’s being that has to develop
    • in the age to come; that into this center there were focused the
    • in the sixth or eighth centuries before the foundation of
    • that happened between the tenth century before Christ and the tenth
    • century afterward, we may say that into the universe the Krishna
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    • unpleasant characteristics a child may have. These innocent qualities
    • innocent childhood, and then in sleep it is awakened in the
    • the forces related to the innocent sex-forces in the child. Thus the
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    • tenth century before the foundation of Christianity, cannot be
    • of Central Europe than Fichte's philosophy. Not that it is kept
    • depth of this spiritual current. It is true that in the centuries
    • fifteenth to the nineteenth century. As a matter of fact, it is most
    • Shankaracharya seven or eight centuries after the foundation of
    • Shankaracharya himself, had come again in the nineteenth century and
    • permeates the souls of these nineteenth century men quite
    • the magnificent view, from that of a man who has never once seen the
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    • rise to still higher conditions. This ascent was called “entering
    • through the following centuries. In many respects human civilization
    • in the centuries following the foundation of Christianity was only
    • central point of the whole of earthly evolution.
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    • Mystery centres as “Experiencing the Elementary World”. The
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    • FROM what has been said we can well see that the ascent into the
    • illuminated through the exercises of meditation, concentration and
    • really a vice — of indolence. In recent times we have gained some
    • you are beginning your ascent into the higher worlds, and then you
    • acquires for the ascent into the higher worlds. Quite definite
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    • Ascent into the spiritual worlds is accompanied by certain unavoidable
    • an ascent, but he also feels himself forsaken and alone. He feels that
    • question all the beings whom he meets after such an ascent concerning
    • if the ascent has been undertaken according to the true rules of
    • those who in ancient times undertook the ascent. But they did not feel
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    • new Initiation, must have centres where there can be recalled to human
    • Golgotha took place was concentrated in the influences that streamed
    • that had to be changed in the human soul in more recent times is
    • as false as the assertion that the “speech-centre” has
    • learnt to speak, and so the speech-centre is the result of speech.
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    • It is only of recent times that the truths of occultism have been the
    • or distorted. In the eighteenth century they entered upon a phase of
    • nineteenth century they were put entirely in the background by the
    • re-emerge and in the coming centuries they will play an important part
    • glance at the centuries preceding the advent of Christianity and
    • the centuries to come, and to which he will be wending his way from
    • In this sense, Christ is the centre of the esoteric evolution of the
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    • at the end of the eighteenth century, we find mention of this
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    • The pyramids will perish in the course of the centuries but the ideas
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    • that the self and Manas are the central points of man's development.
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    • (1) Control of thought. We must be able to concentrate our thought
    • may be employed in meditation and inner concentration. They are very
    • ancient and have been used for centuries by Initiates. Their meaning
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    • Christianity represents, in a sense, the central moment, the turning
    • second century after Christ has made certain theologians of the school
    • an epoch of concentration upon earthly efforts; he was to work towards
    • All life is thus concentrated, illumined, deepened and transfigured in
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    • time when man had descended most deeply into matter. This descent was
    • centre of voluntary movements, is a development and a metamorphosis of
    • nerve-centres.
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    • physical body but he can now begin his ascent to the spiritual worlds
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    • the ninth century, John Scotus Erigena again taught the esoteric
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    • more or less equal in size. A certain centre in the etheric brain
    • Atlantean man, this centre moved to the interior of the skull. It was
    • of descent; man and Earth have reached the greatest degree of
    • The one primal source and centre of manifestation is the first Logos
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    • the centre of the horizon. Each state of consciousness develops
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    • the central core of which the consciousness of man unfolds. Many
    • our own, this power of the Logos, is Christ. He came at the central
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    • toward the center of the globe; when the sun separated off they
    • during a certain period are concentrated in a celestial body outside
    • earth. In reality the earth consists of a succession of concentric
    • of the moon. If one is able by means of concentration to attain a
    • infinity. If one takes a plant or a crystal and one concentrates on
    • center of the earth with its surface. Underneath the solid earth there
    • receded more and more toward the center and as a result volcanic
    • Ego-centric-egoism
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    • the Earth, each of these lunar kingdoms makes a descent into
    • all. Around an imperishable centre, the surrounding sheaths alone
    • down from outside, within the centre of individual being. This is what
    • intervenes in this karmic process and becomes its central pivot. Since
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    • This descent into materialism was necessary in order that the fifth
    • centre of the planets, including the Sun. The map of the heavens given
    • world — the Sun is at the centre of the solar system. The
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    • of free-thinkers, especially in recent times.
    • and truly comprehending. We have recently mentioned here that
    • exercises of meditation and concentration, was achieved in a
    • exercises of meditation and concentration. I particularly
    • real ego of man, the bearer of the higher centre of his
    • child. One could be tempted to say that these innocent
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    • followed the seven stages of spiritual ascent in the life of
    • hidden mystery temples, or centres, and according to the
    • centres and temples in Egypt which were often built into the
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    • eighteenth century, on a quite unnoticed occasion, an Initiate made
    • space. Just as the empty centre of a flame appears blue when seen through
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    • from history as a starting-point on which to concentrate. This he does
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    • will you see spreading out from the bluish sphere which is his Ego-centre.
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    • harvest of the last life remains like a concentrated essence of forces
    • behind what I have called a concentrated essence of forces. So with each
    • was incarnated a few centuries after Christ, compared with the conditions
    • possibilities of development, and after a few centuries they will always
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    • Germans and other Central European peoples, they created a wave of fear
    • influences. But you will at least find some evidence for the descent
    • materialistic outlook of the eighteenth century. Without that, the
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    • the evil which opposes it. The task of evil is to promote the ascent
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    • solution: this has been discovered only quite recently.
    • by the centre of the Earth. Man is the opposite of this: his head is
    • the centre of the Sun. When later on the Sun left the Earth, the human
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    • nineteenth century. European colonists had induced some Red Indians
    • life only in world-renouncing ascent to the Spirit.
    • political institutions for centuries ahead. The Greek drew his ideas
    • through his descent to the physical plane he has lost his connection
    • at the centre and the situation is as the ancients described it. We
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    • set it in the centre of your thinking, and then logically arrange your
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    • to the nineteenth century a good deal of information about occult
    • concentrate on a single sense-impression for a specified number of minutes
    • his mind sharply concentrated on such symbolic objects, not to be found
    • the most difficult of all. After concentrating for a very long time on an
    • the Descent into Hell. Then he experiences the tearing away of the curtain
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    • the fourteenth century, and it had to be introduced because mankind
    • the Pope! It is only in quite recent times that this conflict has gradually
    • being. If the pupil concentrates his attention on himself objectively, as
    • though on something outside himself — if for instance he concentrates
    • corresponds to this point and he will come to know it. If he concentrates
    • and of the sun. The nature of the astral can be learnt by concentrating
    • organ on which he concentrates his attention. This method has become
    • specially important in recent times because humanity has become deeply
    • inner part of the eye. After concentrating on it for a while, he drops
    • The occultist is able to investigate this layer by pure concentration.
    • fact that its substance, if one concentrates on it, changes all the
    • layer. If with developed power one concentrates on it, something very
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    • tremendously magnificent, with spiritual beings moving within
    • of what flowed in a magnificent way from Greek theology into the
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    • will view us in future centuries as anyone living today in our
    • nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. If you go back two
    • health. A certain person lived in the nineteenth century. I'll speak
    • of him presently as he was in the nineteenth century, but first I
    • important consequences for his life in the nineteenth century. This
    • in our age, in the first half of the nineteenth century, and in this
    • convalescents, their physical healing will not be complete without
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    • element of air. But when we come up higher to the region centered
    • of the sense process, not this central activity; that's why the
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    • — again, the exact opposite of what recent materialistic
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    • that from every possible center, whatever it may be called, all kinds
    • the field of theology. For human thinking in recent times,
    • the center of the circle,
    • to speak, place humanity in the center of the cosmic uterus. Now we
    • system centered in the head. Summer in the macrocosm is the creative
    • recent times when the great discoveries were made, for instance, of
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    • earlier days, and it was taken care of through the centuries rather
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    • tremendously magnificent, with spiritual beings moving within
    • of what flowed in a magnificent way from Greek theology into the
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    • will view us in future centuries as anyone living today in our
    • nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. If you go back two
    • health. A certain person lived in the nineteenth century. I'll speak
    • of him presently as he was in the nineteenth century, but first I
    • important consequences for his life in the nineteenth century. This
    • in our age, in the first half of the nineteenth century, and in this
    • convalescents, their physical healing will not be complete without
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    • element of air. But when we come up higher to the region centered
    • of the sense process, not this central activity; that's why the
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    • as was the case in nineteenth-century Europe, but the medical profession.
    • — again, the exact opposite of what recent materialistic
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    • that from every possible center, whatever it may be called, all kinds
    • the field of theology. For human thinking in recent times,
    • the center of the circle, where we have the 25,920 breaths that, so
    • to speak, place humanity in the center of the cosmic uterus. Now we
    • system centered in the head. Summer in the macrocosm is the creative
    • recent times when the great discoveries were made, for instance, of
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    • Let us concentrate on
    • too the inner soul-force which causes it to happen; concentrate for a
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    • forces diverging from a central point in every direction. Thus the
    • diverging from a centre in every direction to illimitable distances.
    • to diverge, as from a centre in all directions. The sound
    • its centre. Thus you imagine a point within space whence forces
    • radiating from a centre outwards into space and back again, in such a
    • is an ascent to the light element. Thus, speaking of the transition
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    • make the Sun cohere round its centre. Then you have the inweaving of
    • The stream of forces which moved from the centre to the periphery and
    • from the periphery back again to the centre at first embraced the
    • a centre. The something between is nothing tangible, it is just a way
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    • — that is to say, with the descent of the elemental consistency
    • in the direction of density — there is a corresponding ascent
    • sound-ether permeates our nascent earth. Let us then ask ourselves
    • upward of part of it, and the concentration downward of the other
    • centuries they have completely ignored what occult investigation has
    • recently in Christiania
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    • evolution, and for forces centralised in the earth itself to arise
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    • only applies on the earth from its centre point up to the surface
    • that all is concentrated upon this last product of creation, upon
    • which in the baby are still decentralised. Thus, in the human being
    • this concentration signifies an advance to a higher level. We can
    • century make of this? It says: “We find in one passage the name
    • nineteenth century, perhaps more than on any other scientific or
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    • immediately think of evolution as an ascent from the condition of the
    • knotty point of which the commentators of the nineteenth century have
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    • Had he not delayed his descent to the earth, he would have had to
    • descent as follows. At the beginning of the development of the earth
    • the creation the incarnation of man is represented as a descent from
    • more urged by greed, more self-centred; in short what we today call
    • expulsion from Paradise as a descent from the periphery to the earth
    • to a descent from the periphery, we are describing almost word for
    • criticise it. This kind of outlook has only arisen in recent
    • centuries. A Schoolman of the twelfth century would be astonished, if
    • with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It would never have
    • occurred to anyone in the early centuries of the Middle Ages to think
    • centuries ago. Those who inveigh against the Bible the most
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    • with the lectures I gave recently in Christiania know that this
    • incarnate on the earth prepared for their descent.
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    • centuries of the Christian era, there was nothing in the first
    • their various initiation centres — Plato especially, but even
    • further, not as a continuation of the series, but by a descent upon
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    • that happened in the recent years of the war, but I refer to that
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    • receives his blood through descent, through birth, and when he is 25,
    • blood-wisdom persisted right on into the 15th century
    • spiritual to descent, to heredity, until in the 19th
    • century even this glimpse of the divine and spiritual was lost and man
    • 19th century there befell the great catastrophe; men had
    • 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and
    • end in the 19th century and the fact is that the body of
    • 19th century the dire need arose to discover the Event of
    • element made its way to the surface during the 19th century
    • impulses which laid hold of mankind in the 19th century and
    • century. The first impulse which came to the fore and gained an ever
    • century, which reached its apex in Woodrow Wilson's phrase about the
    • 19th and 20th centuries. Nationalism and
    • the Jesuits are completely at one. That too is reminiscent of the
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    • development of mankind, we shall find that in the comparatively recent
    • telegraphs, of recent inventions.
    • last few centuries a material civilisation has spread over the earth,
    • through the centuries, says to a Buddhist: ‘If you would reach the
    • central nerve of Buddhism. And the Christian, too, hears of a
    • of Nazareth through the centuries. But the Christian's view of the
    • descent, and then again an ascent. At the deepest point of descent the
    • impulse for the ascent was given by Christ.
    • henceforward to tread the path of ascent — to conceive this was
    • possible only to a few. And so in the centuries that followed, men
    • From the 13th and 14th centuries onwards,
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    • The all-embracing wisdom by means of which in the first centuries
    • the materialism of the West. In those early centuries, materialism had
    • the fourth century A.D., Christianity became a
    • picture which from then onwards persisted through the centuries —
    • it is a fact that with the concentration on this picture of the
    • magnificently in the Sistine Chapel at Rome as the Dispenser of
    • ecstasy in pain — this, for centuries, was associated with the
    • how then, in the sixth century, men looked upon death and felt it to
    • the centuries. A true understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha is what
    • magnificently portrayed, but to those, as for example Goethe, who feel
    • the fact that since the end of the first Christian century, Western
    • that can bring about this ascent. And the moment we truly understand
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    • his descent through birth from the spiritual world into the physical
    • in the first Christian centuries looked back to the Mystery of
    • enabled men, until the fourth century A.D., to
    • Apostles, and so on. This continued until the fourth century
    • first four centuries of Christendom thanks to the remaining vestiges
    • century onwards, but its beginnings can be traced to the fourth
    • century.
    • themselves. It was taught them by Christ. And until the fourth century
    • centuries following there remained only an elementary kind of
    • those who understand and recognise them, are unmistakably reminiscent
    • have arisen in the 19th century a kind of theology which
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    • translated in the 4th century by the Gothic Bishop Wulfila.
    • central idea of Christianity comes to birth, how it bursts the bonds
    • gave such magnificent expression in the “Ring of the
    • Nibelungs,” this central Idea of Christianity found still wider
    • can hear tones, be aware of scents, see colours on surfaces —
    • them cropping up again, and during the last four centuries their
    • As I have already said, the purpose of man's descent into a
    • same stages as on the descent, but now in a higher form. To-day man
    • the point where man's descent into the physical body was countered by
    • which enables them to find their own firm centre among the gods. Men
    • its importance for him, that physical things are becoming evanescent.
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    • man could only find this way by the descent of a Divine
    • We will let our mind's eye sweep across twelve centuries —
    • And now we will cast our mind's eye over twelve centuries,
    • during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries, on to the tenth, in whom
    • to men of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth centuries of our era
    • In the eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
    • through the centuries since the Event of Golgotha, to ensure in secret
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    • of the Christ in the twentieth century; in the Karlsruhe course he
    • announcement to mankind. If we keep in mind the recent periods of
    • of this twentieth century. This event can be brought before our souls
    • Christ-event of the 20th century, it will make no difference whether
    • spatial centre from which to spread the culture of the epoch. The
    • actual centre of his being, from his ego, we come next to the sheath
    • the same as the body of love. Thus at the very centre of a man's being
    • In truth, this begins in the 20th century and will hold good until the
    • end of the earth. It is in our 20th century that this judgment, this
    • during this century the new revelation and the new super-sensible
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    • most recent cycle of mankind, and should, in a certain sense, be
    • The souls incorporated to-day have only recently advanced to the stage
    • concentrate thoughts on their dead. There is no question of there not
    • centuries before the Christian era to realise what a countless number
    • increasingly accentuated, so that it becomes necessary for them to
    • few centuries before. The event was then already in preparation; and
    • in that epoch, because, with Him, the ego made its descent in a
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    • Central European peoples and those of South Europe and above all the
    • the battles of the Central European peoples with, let us say, the
    • the following centuries, the facts lie thus: the events of these
    • centuries are karmically connected with their causes, the battles of
    • the souls lived and developed in the following centuries, in
    • political opposition between the nations of South and Central
    • following centuries will result from what is happening’ — he
    • you picture two centuries later, how different everything appears!
    • forming, in a sense, a kind of central point of our cosmic horizon,
    • the centre. We regard our own life in its chronological course.
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    • attained in the Nineteenth Century, and man would be swamped by it
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    • We have devoted the recent lectures to considering from a certain
    • referred in a recent lecture. This memory forms part of our experience
    • novels to be found in the more recent literature of Germany and in it,
    • President! You know as well as I do myself that I am innocent;”
    • innocent Markus Freund. The officers immediately did their duty and
    • blameworthy criminals, than with innocent defendants, who really are
    • innocent man to be convicted?’ As I have told you: man then has
    • since my birth or conception, which then concentrates itself and
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    • our souls, this Saga which belongs to bygone centuries; which has been
    • Century has been directed to developing human thought and
    • by Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century in order to prove that man
    • centuries passed; that which was formerly carried on below in the
    • ‘Christmas reminds us of the descent of Christ Jesus on to the
    • children sat thus a pale light blossomed in the sky, in the centre
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    • appears at first in symbols. If man concentrates for instance on his
    • feeling they are prepared for understanding. In the first centuries
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    • we have the following ascent: firstly karma, activity, what needs to
    • century is the precursor. It is a kind of losing oneself in the
    • central point was created whereby the tumultuous emotions of the world
    • through the Ich. This centre point is literally the Christ.
    • spirituality of the East should bring a central point into the chaos
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    • are gathered together in the centre of the soul. Without this
    • In a condition of deep trance the central consciousness is silenced.
    • somewhat more centralised consciousness, one more like the
    • comes the moment when we have the feeling that the centre of
    • rationalisation is brought about during the ascent from animal to man.
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    • alchemy. As late as the 18th century one could read in the German
    • century. At that time a number of articles dealt with the so-called
    • malachite and so on developed. The central zone of the Alps arose out
    • Stone. The man of the 18th century who pointed this out was indicating
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    • life, its own central point. What lives on a particular plane has on
    • this same plane its central point.
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    • again and again and in this way there was an ascent from stage to
    • 19th century was a professor in Jena, was acquainted with all these
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    • from what was good or bad in his ancestors of the 17th century. Thus
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    • development of self-consciousness during the descent to the physical
    • plane. The re-ascent to the higher planes through schooling towards
    • concentration and meditation on the thoughts of the Masters —
    • meditation and concentration he takes with him up to the Arupa Plane
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    • from the turning point of the 15th and 16th centuries on into our own
    • written down until the 6th century. This is why scholars deny the
    • the Pseudo-Dionysius, as though it was in the 6th century that old
    • magnificent Organisation would have come into being. At that time the
    • as the 6th century a Dionysius committed the teachings to writing.
    • to differentiate three zones: a western, a central and an eastern
    • central with the Germanic and the western with the Latin peoples. The
    • peoples, the Central European by the Germanic, the Eastern European by
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    • Christianity. Christ had to raise and purify the self-centred ego, so
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    • the 14th century to the time of the French Revolution. In the
    • schools of the Rosicrucians in the 14th century. But the inner
    • the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries there lived certain unassuming men
    • Now there is a further descent into the earthly. The mental picture
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    • 14th centuries. It is important that the materialistic images of the
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    • One must conceive the descent of the ‘Sons of Manas’ in this pictorial
    • formation is reminiscent of those which appeared in the Lemurian Age,
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    • draw closer, so that a common spirit inspires us, so that a centre is
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    • When we concentrate on a plant in the same way as on a crystal we must
    • receive a shock which brings about idiocy. With a further descent the
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    • Devachan into the astral region and in the course of this descent has
    • met by the Monad on its descent into the astral world. This was in the
    • This is how the descent of the soul takes place. But in order that it
    • later develop, forms at the same time a kind of central point in the
    • The intervening spaces between the centres are filled with the main
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    • them from the centre of their own planet. They were totally different
    • as Moon and Earth. All life and all warmth streamed up from the centre
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    • Europe, which lasted until the ascent of the Germanic peoples in
    • Northern, Central and Western Europe. Two further civilisations are
    • himself. All experiences are then within him, as though concentrated
    • further ascent. The first three Rounds were repetitions of earlier
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    • be concentrated in the Lodge of the Masters.
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    • Second Logos the One who in the quiescent substance in things creates
    • were to follow the line of growth, we would come to the centre of the
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    • heart came into existence. If one concentrates on the activity of the
    • Whoever concentrates on the heart sees the genesis of the human
    • Through concentration on the interior of the brain, which developed
    • appear. If one concentrates on the solar plexus one is led to the
    • heart. Through concentration on a particular organ, corresponding
    • appeared within man. Since that time there was the beneficent fire
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    • seventies of the nineteenth century. The War of All against All and
    • into the 19th century.
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    • be concentrated in special organs of living beings.
    • towards the centre of the Earth when it was united with the Sun. They
    • chemical process? There is an ascent in evolution, chemistry is
    • to be. The whole course of human evolution is a descent and a
    • re-ascent. Man had to descend to the lowest point. And it was in order
    • in the future is a further ascent from plant to mineral nourishment.
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    • materialism. Preparation for a new civilisation the task of Central
    • The Europeans also came over from Atlantis to Western and Central
    • came to expression in so magnificent a way, but which here remained at
    • and the future of Christianity came to magnificent expression through
    • So think of Europe, Central Asia and Egypt as sown with the seed of
    • Old Testament this is magnificently expressed as a kind of dawning of
    • descent to the deepest point and then the ascent.
    • Jewish Prophets, in the centuries before Christ, we find here
    • ourselves in Central Europe are the advance post. Eastern Europe must
    • The Rosicrucian Schools always taught that Central and Western Europe
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    • of the center of his being something that must be the fruit of
    • taking place. We begin to appreciate why the nineteenth century held
    • overcome, just as was the scholarly opinion of an earlier century,
    • substances. As recently as three hundred years ago, scholars believed
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    • course of nature this is transmitted through lineal descent, he
    • rush of blood takes place from the centre to the periphery, we have
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    • existed the Mystery centres which really fulfilled the functions alike
    • centres were the source of all the knowledge which flowed into the
    • In these centres the initiates dwelt — men who by dint of special
    • in the centres of the Mysteries, the old initiates, when they had
    • evil may work havoc in a wider, less concentrated sphere. The other
    • more, passing in their descent through the sphere of the moon, and
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    • concentrated exclusively in the planet Mercury. They permeate the
    • merely a manifestation of the Mercury-forces in a concentrated mineral
    • heavens they are concentrated in a physical-mineral form and so are
    • The Venus-forces again are all-pervading. They are merely concentrated
    • interpenetrate, but their concentrations stand at different places in
    • You know that 90 per cent of you is a column of fluid. So if the
    • Therefore there must be a concentration of the Mars-forces in the
    • The human being appears to be concentrated inside his skin, but this
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    • the universe, it represents the concentration of those forces —
    • crude theory of man's descent from animals is a fallacy) — but
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    • which you find in the central Alps. Here are two great and important
    • appearance differs very considerably from that of the concentrated
    • towards the centre of the earth — and then unfolds outwards. The
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    • As in recent years at the beginning of our Munich lecture course, may
    • course of the recent years? It was the importance of the moment in the
    • of centuries, or over the last 2000 years, how the European can look
    • has been working through the centuries, this European soul that felt
    • movement in Central Europe that we have such a personality among us.
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    • centuries. Thus the soul felt directed upwards when it turned its gaze
    • everything proceeding from the mysteries, the initiation centres. A
    • anthroposophically we see the inmost centre in the course of time and
    • from the mysteries and initiation centres pass over into the general
    • life, and of how the various initiation centre's and initiation
    • reincarnated in the nineteenth century. But it is not my task here to
    • one centre of stability. I have said that this is an objective result
    • physical evolution and forms its centre of gravity.
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    • worlds are reached. It is a peculiar feature of this ascent into
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    • passed through during the ascent into spiritual worlds are akin to the
    • hardly adapted for a bath in molten iron at 900 degrees centigrade,
    • ourselves by meditation and concentration, by what is called in
    • ourselves, by previous meditation, concentration and so on, so that on
    • concentration and permeating oneself with moral impulses, one can
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    • central point. Experience in the astral body, however, appears as a
    • concentrated in time; I do not wish to be poured out into
    • would like to be concentrated in independence at some point of world
    • all — by what is reminiscent of the world of the senses. You will
    • make sure of one point, the wish to be concentrated in temporal
    • away from eternity to a state of independent concentration in the
    • as a kind of central point, is the Christ Being, fulfilling the
    • concentration upon one point. For today, I should like just to say
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    • quick ascent into higher worlds, there always seems to enter what, in
    • is found — everyone wishing to start on the ascent into higher
    • must be taken by every soul for the ascent into higher worlds, for
    • appeared recently, has an important task, and I take this opportunity
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    • a history without making Buddha the central point. This is not said as
    • always look up to the Being Who should stand forth as the central
    • Such is the ascent from life in the senses to spiritual life. Whereas
    • central Individuality of the whole planetary system, by the Spirit of
    • its central point, by Him Whom we call the Cosmic Christ. In primeval
    • twentieth century, a super-sensible event will come to pass in the
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    • centre of the sensible horizon, now really becomes the world, and we
    • look towards a single centre and there behold oneself. It is as if
    • within it — then, at the moment of concentration [outside the
    • difference may be expressed as follows: Thou canst concentrate upon
    • thou canst so concentrate on thyself that an inner star-world comes
    • spiritual expression in all the Beings concentrated in the life of
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    • In recent lectures I told you
    • half of the nineteenth century, a statement made by Oetinger, who
    • century we need only take Lotze, who tried to produce in his
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    • the centre, on the earth, together with all that the earth reveals to
    • anything about any other being except our own. That is the central
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    • centre of their creative activity.
    • invasion of human souls by the materialism of the past century. On
    • recent development than that the social problem has come to a head;
    • freely; for since the middle of the fifteenth century we have been
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    • deal which under modern influences has become centralised. What we
    • the central event of earth-evolution — the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • everything is centralised, if everything is piled on to a chaotically
    • to the men of the twentieth century. Not in such a way that people
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    • Let us observe how the trend of events in the past century has more
    • as the result of centuries of habit, will find it extraordinarily
    • — in recent centuries no one has spoken any longer of these
    • statesmen of Europe, especially those of Central Europe — this
    • Central Europe especially, in their party speeches. I could show you
    • have often said in the course of recent years: We are living in the
    • in recent centuries, men have moved away from the true reality. They
    • recent centuries. Now consider, if Lenin and Trotsky had lived in a
    • In every century, I
    • to what I have said recently.
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    • the 19th century, and we still find it on all hands in the whole way
    • movement in such a way that the latter goes a centimetre a second
    • centimetre a second quicker every second, we know the ratio between
    • body which would be able to impart an acceleration of a centimetre
    • forces “centric forces”, inasmuch as they always issue
    • from point-centres. It is indeed right to think of centric forces
    • forces always come into play. It may well be that the point-centre in
    • next few days. It is as though forces were concentrated at the points
    • such point or space forces are concentrated, able potentially to work
    • All physical research amounts to this: we follow up the centric
    • forces to their centres; we try to find the points from which effects
    • assume that there are centres, charged as it were with possibilities
    • measures, how strongly such a point or centre has the potentiality of
    • thus centred and concentrated a “potential” or
    • then have to trace the potentials of the centric forces, — so
    • we may formulate it. We look for centres which we then investigate as
    • everything in mechanical terms. It looks for centric forces and their
    • this method, looking only for the potentials of centric forces. Say
    • understand even organic phenomena in terms of potentials, of centric
    • in terms of centric forces. Why, in effect, — why not?
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    • make a solid body glow with heat, — incandescent (
    • the Sun or from an incandescent body.
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    • of which we spoke last time. You will remember: when an incandescent
    • lead us on the way. Even in the 17th Century, we may remember, when
    • “Phosphorus” today; it refers to phosphorescent bodies of
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    • phenomena of light in rather recent times, historically speaking.
    • the 16th century. The way men thought of such phenomena before the
    • 16th century was radically different. Today at school we get so
    • century were only able to creep in because these things were not
    • 16th century, has quite lost hold of this difference. The
    • been the bane of Physics since the 16th century. In course of time
    • century conceived this strange idea of universal, inorganic, lifeless
    • to study it alone, as they began doing ever since the 16th century
    • recent developments set in, our physicists assumed that behind
    • In more recent times
    • Thus in more recent
    • not at all easy for Physics if these more recent phenomena really
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    • century at the earliest. By such examples you will most readily
    • especially took up the study of these things. In the 17th century
    • did it arise? Nearer the centre of the disc are fewer holes,
    • real in the world outside myself, — then I must concentrate
    • not seem so simple if you recall what I said recently of the whole
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    • — it was only at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries that
    • is, the 19th century was chiefly filled with the idea that we must
    • emerges. The meditations of physicists during the 19th century kept
    • extent when near the end of the century Heinrich Hertz, a physicist
    • idea of 19th century physicists was once again fulfilled to some
    • thinking of 19th century Physics had been right.
    • first fifteen years, say, of our century; you must admit that a
    • the green light on the glass; that is fluorescent light. I am sorry
    • strangely reminiscent of the properties of downright matter.
    • into some other form, e.g. into fluorescent rays. In pursuit of
    • recent times is compelling even Physics — though, to begin
    • recently been saying is quite true — very true indeed.
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    • nothing more revolutionary in any realm than this most recent
    • revealed in that the glass becomes fluorescent when we send the
    • the property of making the glass intensely fluorescent. Please
    • greenish-yellow, fluorescent light. The rays that shew themselves
    • but into those of Nature generally. The Physics of the 19th century
    • the 19th-century thinking to penetrate into the phenomena. But this
    • 19th century, the Geometry itself began to grow uncertain. It
    • century thinking went a long way in this direction, especially
    • recent times the physicists have had recourse to a new device.
    • and concentrated etheric-astral part of your being. It is quite
    • feel impelled to expand what in the other case you concentrated
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    • presented to him by colours and light, sounds, scents and so forth. A
    • so that for a time he is not aware of the colours, sounds, scents, and
    • from the world of the senses and concentrates it upon his own inner
    • the world, depends upon the fact that in our Ego we have a firm centre
    • desires he has recently experienced. That is the first experience. The
    • evanescent, as it were, having been poured into the Macrocosm, and in
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    • We are taught as children that the Sun is at the centre of the solar
    • at the centre. The teacher will point out that this represents, on a
    • at the centre. I will leave out details. At a certain time of the year
    • with the Sun at the centre of the loops-it is the same line as the one
    • Taking the moment of going to sleep and that of waking as the centre,
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    • descent into his own inner being, he was taught to live with the cycle
    • As a result of the progress of his intellectual life during recent
    • centuries, present-day man has become incapable of undergoing the
    • itself as the centre of living spiritual streams flowing to and fro
    • the central experience connected with the mood of Christmas. [* See
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    • ordinary life this descent occurs every day and that at the moment of
    • But Spiritual Science foresees that if in the coming centuries there
    • descent into our inner being; we ourselves must work at our own
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    • to a deeper descent into the inner being without troubling about any
    • in ancient times. The path of descent into the inner self was followed
    • himself in his conscious descent to the power known as that of Venus.
    • before birth, a portion which comprises centuries; for centuries have
    • concentrated as it were in the present etheric body and were given
    • their stamp through the foregoing centuries, have always been called
    • The descent into his inner being would have been fraught with great
    • danger on this descent into a man's inner being is that his Ego may
    • the ordinary conventions of life, are good and decent characters, but
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    • and Winter, and to concentrate their whole life of feeling on the
    • had poured into him — a conscious ascent into the Macrocosm.
    • The process of going to sleep is in very truth an ascent into the
    • ascent into the Macrocosm.
    • This ascent into the Macrocosm can of course proceed to still higher
    • worlds. The higher the ascent, the more difficult this becomes. If we
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    • The ascent into the Macrocosm leads the candidate for Initiation first
    • them. It is accordingly very important before attempting an ascent
    • sixth century BC. Anyone who is versed in this subject must learn to
    • and only then, in his incarnation in the sixth century BC., did he
    • forces for the ascent must be derived from even higher spheres.
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    • exclude the pictures from his consciousness and to concentrate only
    • concentrating upon the activity we ourselves have exercised in
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    • ascent through these three stages would be as indicated yesterday.
    • ascent into the higher worlds, for in the ordinary life of today man
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    • exist at all, man needs the Sun that is stored up and concentrated in
    • of the Earth. Man is an individuality centred in the Ego and it is
    • Microcosm, we grow into an organism of which the heart is the centre;
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    • centuries ago, which had prevailed for thousands of years of
    • concentrates solely on observing processes in nature without
    • science since the middle of the 19th century. And it is a
    • it is only recently that outstanding scientists have
    • the second half of the 19th century.
    • The important thing, however, is not to concentrate on
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    • it. It is the region that we have more recently become
    • of the unconscious. In the cultural life of Central Europe the
    • Hartmann. I discussed this difference recently in
    • dreams. I shall then deal with a subject that more recently has
    • other things. As someone said recently (someone who
    • something iridescent and vacillating enters into the sphere of
    • I have recently spoken about the various phenomena of
    • the center. Even when dreaming, a human being cannot simply
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    • have taken over from the last century and with which we have
    • for three or four centuries in a way in which it had not spoken
    • you investigate nature as has been done in recent centuries?
    • We are very proud today that for centuries we have had
    • so. We say: we have the heliocentric outlook as compared
    • with the geocentric outlook of the Middle Ages and of the
    • childish when compared to the heliocentric system. But if
    • we go back even further, for instance, to a few centuries
    • before the birth of Christ, we find the heliocentric system
    • from learning about the heliocentric system and many
    • heliocentric system in the same way that it was told to the
    • human soul has evolved during the course of the centuries
    • instinctively, as it was in the tenth or twelfth centuries. We
    • technical sense, concentration on certain spheres of
    • concentration, when we want to become scientists of the spirit.
    • this continual concentration on particular images can lead to
    • entered the world a few centuries ago. Today the Science of the
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    • These lectures reveal the Christocentric nature of Steiner's teachings
    • concentration and contemplation, through strengthening his life of
    • direct it more to the centre when we grow pale, more to the surface
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    • Twentieth Century
    • These lectures reveal the Christocentric nature of Steiner's teachings
    • CHRIST IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
    • even in the ancient Greek tragedies, during the five centuries before
    • century, Michael may again be regarded as the leader.
    • inspired mankind for several centuries, for almost five hundred years before
    • been going on since the sixteenth century. At that time it was the
    • and in the next few centuries will give to the world something that in a
    • stage since the sixteenth century. Just as his companion Archangel
    • receive from him during the next few centuries increasing spiritual
    • profundities can only be unveiled in the twentieth century when,
    • of a spiritual revelation that is to come in the next few centuries
    • that which since the 16th century had become necessary for the
    • materialism that has prevailed since the sixteenth century. More and
    • on the earth. After the sixteenth century more and more seeds of
    • intervening nineteen centuries as a result of the opposing
    • men on earth between birth and death in the twentieth century. In a
    • century onwards, what has been lost by mankind in the way of
    • twentieth century will be capable of perceiving the manifestation of
    • nineteenth century, when those who since the sixteenth century had
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    • research in recent times and the mode of thinking that can and does
    • underlie it, we must go back several centuries into the past. The
    • through several centuries. We must go back to a point in time that I
    • the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. At that time, an altogether
    • the early Fifteenth Century — the various sciences were less
    • medieval Christian theology sought as an ascent to the divine, to the
    • to mankind in earlier centuries was no longer open in Meister
    • One century lies between the two. During this century Western science
    • understand this century that lies between the Docta Ignorantia
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    • all that happened in the early fifteenth century in mankind's
    • footsteps) was for the fifteenth century. This backward glance into
    • for knowledge that surfaced in the Fifteenth Century from the depths
    • not go back as far as the Eighth Century B.C. Yet, we can only gain
    • fifteenth century.) This man of pre-Christian times was accepted into
    • journeys and visited other mystery centers, but it was the same
    • wherever he went. Already in the Eight Century B.C., only traditions
    • ancient times. This contrast is the central trait of all thinking in
    • the eleventh or Twelfth century. It was quite different from the
    • of the fifth century B.C. as an atomist in the modern sense, because he
    • cannot speak of the atoms of a body, but only of centers of force,
    • 1543. one century later, Copernicus, with his mathematical mind, took
    • We see how the first phase extends to the Eighth Century B.C. to the
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    • Going back a few centuries, perhaps to the fourteenth century, and
    • existed in the first centuries of Christianity, as can be
    • mystic of the first Christian centuries, mysticism was something that
    • system” because it is centered mainly in the head, but it
    • of digestion (metabolism) and the limbs. Concentrating on the most
    • come about in recent times. In the age in which mathesis,
    • which has appeared in recent times in mathematical thinking, was once
    • are centered. Is it imaginable that in the seventh or eighth century,
    • blood with the heart in the center.
    • actually happened, what had to happen in recent times for science
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    • astronomical system with its center in the sun. Man had to lose the
    • its center outside the earth. The rise of the Copernican system is
    • of the cosmic center from the earth to the sun. Fundamentally, the
    • century. Man today can form scarcely any idea of the latter. All
    • something undefinable about this space, with its arbitrary center of
    • Going back to a thinker of the fourth or fifth century A.D. —
    • them.” So it was for a thinker of the third or fourth century
    • fourteenth century. Thinking geometrically about space, man did not
    • I mention this here because recently, in preparing these lectures, I
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    • only arisen along with the more recent civilization. We see it slowly
    • eighteenth century. His writings show what an up-to-date thinker of
    • Finally, in the Eighteenth Century, this led Kant
    • unknown. — In the Nineteenth Century science chewed on this problem
    • recent times.
    • It is interesting to place a recent example side by side with Locke's thinking.
    • a biologist of the Nineteenth Century,
    • unicellular beings that was famous in nineteenth-century biology. Why
    • But this is impermissible even with a man as recent
    • Century, this whole dreadful cell theory of Schleiden
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    • consequence of all that had developed since the Fifteenth Century in
    • the scientific field, in the Nineteenth Century the tendency grew
    • Century; how we picture our relation to the world on the basis of
    • materialistic thinkers in the Nineteenth Century asserted that man
    • scientific thinking since the Fifteenth Century. Then they will throw
    • development since the Fifteenth Century against the background of
    • Century science has taken the world of living beings and separated
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    • I have frequently spoken about recently; namely, the right-left,
    • my recent morning lectures
    • Until the beginning of the Fifteenth Century, all the conceptions of
    • onset of the Fifteenth Century begins the divorce of the observation
    • Fifteenth Century, let us look at a man in whom the transition can be
    • At that time, around the beginning of the Seventeenth Century, a
    • begins to mean something only in the Seventeenth Century.
    • From the Fifteenth Century on, the whole orientation of the human
    • We know how, by placing the sun in the center instead of the earth,
    • conceiving things somewhat as follows: A central body, let us say a
    • us go back to a scientist of the first Christian centuries, the
    • and concentrate on measuring externals (thus remaining stuck in the
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    • since the last third of the Nineteenth Century, after the high tide
    • super-sensible world. Since the last third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • beginning of the Fourteenth Century, opinions prevailed in the
    • in the Ninth Century. They do not bother with it because such
    • Thirteenth or Fourteenth Century, the understanding disappears almost
    • Fourteenth Century, though less and less understood. This ancient
    • Christian centuries, described the following fluids in man: black
    • Christian centuries; hence Galen could speak of the four components
    • Fifteenth or Sixteenth Century.
    • Century, it was an easy thing for the philosophers to deny all
    • Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, and if we leave aside isolated
    • In the Seventeenth Century, a theory arose that remains quite
    • poured into this bag. In the Seventeenth Century, of course, there
    • are observed. This is why in the Nineteenth Century, people were
    • In the Seventeenth Century, people really began to totally ignore
    • Century had great difficulty in getting rid of this concept. It was
    • rather the mechanics, of the Eighteenth Century, such as we see in
    • Nineteenth Century suffered from the inability to take hold of man
    • Eighteenth Century man was compared to the machine and in the
    • Nineteenth Century he was traced back to the beast. All this is quite
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    • soul. Take physics, for example, which in recent times has become
    • the nascent state of being. In order to have a proper natural
    • understand what they observe as nascent states of being. Only then
    • illuminate. But what is this “nascent” or “initial
    • Now this nascent state is in the outer world, not within. It is what
    • the history of natural science in recent times.
    • necessary to concentrate upon the dead; it thus entered into the
    • that technology has produced in wondrous ways in the most recent
    • by natural science, impress itself on him and then (centuries after
    • recent times in a merely documentary fashion. Rather, I wanted to
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture I
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    • 19th century which has given a great deal of support to a
    • your fingers which have been in the outer vessels into the central
    • water the water in the central vessel will feel warm, while to the
    • finger which has been in the warm water, the water in the central
    • For all that the 19th century has striven to attain it may
    • views built up in the course of the 19th century on the
    • plays a role. All the 19th century theories, abandoned now
    • recently news has gone forth to the world that after infinite pains
    • century as this general tendency to unify things schematically. You
    • distant form the first they are concentrated and focused so that an
    • considerations. In the 19th century the mechanical theory
    • 19th century, begins to fail. For a large part of the
    • physics of the 19th century into wrong ideas of reality. It
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    • 17th century and took their fundamental character from the
    • How recent our ordinary ideas are may be realized when we look up some
    • 17th century, and quite simply, by saying: When heat is
    • century. At the same time, however, people were backward in a grasp of
    • century. The art of experiment reached its full flower in the
    • 19th century, but a development of clear, definite ideas
    • the 17th centuries. The consciousness that our earth is a
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    • During the course of the 19th century there was added to
    • 19th century the “mechanical theory of heat.”
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    • own surface perpendicular to the line between itself and the center of
    • center of the earth. The whole earth conditions the
    • to think of this as a unity in relation with the central point of the
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    • center. If I may express myself somewhat paradoxically I might say:
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    • the realm of physics in the 19th century and the early part
    • of the 20th century.
    • the 19th century. The first person to call attention to
    • 19th century, we see that such ideas as expressed by
    • This is what the 19th century investigators did. They
    • abstract method of modern 19th century physics through and
    • century physics. Physics itself, insofar as it rests on experiment,
    • And now we pass to the realm next adjacent to the gaseous. Just as the
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    • the 19th century in such a way that the light itself is
    • clear to ourselves that something of a unique nature is in the center
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    • this ice lens can be used to concentrate the heat rays just as light
    • rays can be concentrated (to use the ordinary terminology.) A
    • thermometer can then be used to demonstrate the concentration by the
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    • 19th century. It has not had such ideas as we are
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    • central portion of the spectrum is thereby entirely blotted out and
    • will remember that we have to consider this central portion as the
    • by showing that when the chemical portion is there, the phosphorescent
    • discover by unfolding themselves adjacent to solid bodies, in relation
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    • active in fluids, for instance, proceeds from the earth as a center.
    • we pass outwards from the center of the earth toward the surface of
    • percent of it is water, what plays through us as a delicate chemical
    • phosphorescent marvel in this fluid nature. We are in our inner nature
    • injected. And this something must have its center in a spiritual
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    • about by the concentration of all the powers of the soul on a
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    • certain sense as a more recent part of the soul. That which is
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    • meaning. Previously man knew, as I have described, of the central
    • Christ a Being of the spiritual world before his descent to earth.
    • The remnants of this knowledge lasted into the Fourth Century, and
    • last third of the nineteenth Century has a stage in human evolution
    • initiate knowledge should disappear for a few centuries, and that man
    • The figure of Jesus stood for centuries in front of the ordinary
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    • into contemplation; for the soul now lives in the eternal centre of
    • being — man. It sees how the spiritual centre of man's nature
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    • pre-earthly existence; in the ego exists the eternal central being of
    • centuries the Initiates had to tell their followers: The degree of Ego
    • Christ-guide through this result. After the Fourth Century this old
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    • forth the divine. Once the spirit-cell has ripened, its descent to
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I: Rosicrucian Esotericism
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    • and fourteenth centuries, and called Rosicrucian training.
    • why this universal wisdom was communicated in secret schools and centers
    • nineteenth century, as the result of external conditions that we shall
    • nineteenth century the Guardians of this knowledge said to themselves that
    • intelligence prevailing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
    • thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. There were few at that time who
    • theosophist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the forms
    • during recent centuries — this was first possible for modern science.
    • in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries took place at the time when
    • self is formed out of, born out of the whole universe and our own ascent
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    • planet and have their habitation in the center of the earth. You may
    • the kingdoms of nature ascends, the nearer we come to beings whose center
    • world. The animals are creatures that have a center in themselves and
    • its center in itself, in the realm that is invisible. We must look for
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    • for the descent into a new existence on earth.
    • fairy tale of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. “We ourselves
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    • member. What a truly magnificent structure it is, this physical body
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    • reminiscent of those conditions. The fire breather of Old Moon, the
    • existed on Old Moon, the descent of the astral body would have taken
    • again into globules that circle round the central globule. In this way
    • a certain amount of wisdom from the last third of the nineteenth century
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    • were also centers of culture and ritual — we will call them the
    • powerful Sun Oracle. This was the leading center of the Mysteries whence
    • this highest leadership, all Mars men were under that of the center
    • from the Jupiter Oracle, and so on. All these Oracle centers, however,
    • of cultural center in Asia. He drew these individuals to him in order
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    • the physical world and into a life wholly centered in the individual
    • descent into Hell.
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    • descent of humanity during the post-Atlantean era through the different
    • century B.C.
    • exercises of meditation, concentration, and other indications. In his
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    • the progress made in the 19th century, is felt to be
    • 3rd century A.D. — the truth about the human soul
    • Even before the close of the 18th century, when Goethe
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    • remains the slave of his lower ego. The ascent from Kama to Mana is
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    • represent a custom that did not exist a hundred years ago. A century
    • any mention of them. The custom is a quite recent phenomenon that has
    • nineteenth century. Trees first appeared as symbols of the Christmas
    • the birth of the Christian Redeemer only since the fourth century A.D.
    • In the first Christian centuries, December 25th was by no means
    • has been so only since the fourth century. Nevertheless, in Roman
    • developed, began in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The
    • centuries B.C. to the time when Homer sang his poems to the Greeks.
    • century B.C. the sun had entered the sign of Aries, the Lamb. In our
    • he first had to experience the descent of the Trinity to the earth
    • the twelfth and thirteenth centuries A.D. You will find full
    • people have ceased to grasp the fact that the center of their
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    • descent of the Divine Sons of the Spirit.” Ever since Lemurian times
    • arose that made the descent of the souls possible. It was in that
    • fourth century to establish the festival of the birth of the World
    • century, the time of the Christian festival, the festival of the birth
    • of Christ, varied. It was not until the fourth century that it was
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    • recent and does not date back more than a few centuries. The custom of
    • decorating a Christmas tree is a recent phenomenon, but the
    • first centuries of Christianity. His birth festival was, therefore,
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    • when it concentrates on the air itself, indeed, on the purest air
    • exercises which consist of meditation, concentration, and so on, and
    • meditation, concentration, or other esoteric exercises is to be
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    • of our ascent, first of all gain some idea of all that underlies the
    • ascent to the beings of the First Hierarchy, and to those beings which
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    • It will only light up in future earthly days as the real center of
    • having the physical as a kernel in the center, and round it the
    • tenth centuries still projected out into the sea. Although the periods
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    • concept and here in the center imagine the Sun (S), and the outer
    • they all have a common center, and this is none other than the Sun.
    • belonging to our Earth — if we seek for the center, the starting
    • there would be, so to speak, concentric globes, flattened balls in
    • Let us suppose that we had at point S the centre-point of the
    • the Spirit of Form working from the centre of the Sun works the rebel,
    • from the Sun, centrifugally; he brings about the occult Saturn, which
    • is then to be seen as a mighty etheric globe with its centre-point in
    • our Earth must also be a sort of flattened ball having its central
    • the center-point of the planetary system, from the center of the Sun.
    • done here, but in Central Europe they are always told — that
    • off and rotate, while in the center remains the big drop, the Sun.
    • way just described, by the beings of the higher hierarchies centered
    • being from the center-point of the Sun into the periphery, was
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    • that the Sun is actually the center of activity of all these spirits.
    • actually the seat, the center, of the activities of the Spirits of
    • of which has recently passed through the gate of death. Although these
    • completely concentrates himself upon this system of planets, makes the
    • (as in living animal and plant bodies) which appear centered — I
    • say that now by way of comparison — centered in the fixed star
    • — as the life of the animal is centered — let us say —
    • in the heart; or as plant-life is centered in the various organs which
    • with a center of the planetary system, which we must seek in the fixed
    • of spiritual force center; this center attracts all the harmful astral
    • casts it out into cosmic space. Then the center of force builds itself
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    • astral plane, in the super-sensible world; there only it has the center
    • from these centers, for only from there can they do so. For only
    • magnificent in so far as he did not go beyond the facts. For
    • by connecting the sun with the center point of the earth; that is to
    • which is always striving towards the center point of the earth. Thus
    • sun or towards the center of the earth and that which winds itself
    • ovary, in the center of the plant. When the course of the plant is
    • of the sun with the center-point of the earth. In the plant-forms we
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    • concentrated on the physical plane, is in the case of the mineral
    • planetary centers. Thither must we also go if we wish to seek for that
    • it from outside, not concentrated and held together inside as in man
    • sunlight is reflected. When for instance, the crescent moon reflects
    • physical eyes perceive, the shining crescent moon, disappears, for
    • crescent moon, we must say: The moon owes its origin to the
    • not reveal himself here, above the crescent of the moon, but is to be
    • of the crescent they represent Lucifer chained, curbed. This is an
    • Hierarchies. When with physical eyes we see the crescent moon shining
    • dark part; then to occult vision the crescent moon is transformed into
    • center to our earth, creates — we can even say — the substance of lead. At
    • as the spiritual center of our planetary system. It is not a question
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    • depended upon the initiates in these cult centers to provide the
    • center for ego strength is created. Whoever destroys marriage thus
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    • awaken in man. Before the first half of the twentieth century has
    • and not in a physical body. From the middle of the twentieth century
    • Recently, I explained that these new qualities give us an insight into
    • those early centuries after Christ, Solomon's symbols could be
    • reminiscent of the events that occurred when Moses received the Laws
    • The centuries up to our present time have been filled by this spirit.
    • In the next centuries it will often be proclaimed that Christ will
    • last centuries in this light will be neither surprised nor exhalted
    • the Crusades and also in the seventeenth century, when a false
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    • external exoteric culture, created through many centuries, then
    • something which, through the centuries, has been connected in men's
    • which was a path for millions of souls through the centuries. This is
    • characterized here. We all know that, in the course of the centuries,
    • centuries as today they are read by a scholar, by a man who has gone
    • centuries as the educated man of today reads them, how were they read?
    • Gospel-readers of earlier centuries, and still does not occur to many
    • that men felt in this way through centuries.
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    • the end of the fifteenth century. Perhaps regarding connections
    • the sixteenth century. It is exactly clear what kind of
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    • twentieth century experience this. What we learn from external history
    • historical epoch, began in the first third of the fifteenth century,
    • fifteenth century. Naturally, it evolved in various ways in the
    • century; that this thinking became ever more and more completely dead
    • exactly in the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • thinking in the first third of the fifteenth century had been in the
    • thinking occurred in the fourth Christian century. I mean that in the
    • fourth Post-Christian century there began the first trace becoming
    • their appearance for the first time in the fourth Christian century.
    • century, the consciousness (which we still possess today) clearly took
    • fourth Post-Christian century occurred the beginning of an
    • during the fourth Post-Christian century.
    • death. This descent of Christ to the earth was the entire essential
    • This descent was far more important for human beings of that time than
    • what followed after the descent. The fact that Christ wished to be in
    • inner, living thinking; because until the fourth Christian century
    • that Christ had carried out the human destiny of the descent, which
    • human beings. This is the magnificent element in the belief of
    • initiates in the first Christian centuries: that they felt Christ had
    • need for the idea of resurrection, but rather that of the descent to
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    • Educational and Spiritual Impulses for Life in the Twentieth Century
    • recent date. These forces — in the way they are working in you
    • — are scarcely older than this century. They are forces which
    • century. But today, I shall speak about these forces in their more
    • nineties of the last century, people were stressing, both in art and
    • tempted to date it about the twelfth or thirteenth century, in order
    • influential centers of culture, is nevertheless an evolutionary
    • century. So there we have the Middle Ages in the present. In Middle
    • fact, forgotten in the second half of the nineteenth century. But
    • taken by Middle Europe and its cultural life, the leading centers of
    • fifteenth centuries from the spirit which still remained in the West.
    • particularly marked in the last third of the nineteenth century.
    • the nineteenth century. If we study the literature and the writings
    • life, we find during the last third of the nineteenth century, up to
    • in the last third of the nineteenth century, our modern style is raw
    • century, was finely chiseled and full of spirituality. But those who
    • place in the last third of the nineteenth century. You can follow
    • romantic poets in the first third of the nineteenth century. Think of
    • last third of the nineteenth century. Those who are sensitive to such
    • reached its culmination in the last third of the nineteenth century,
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    • Educational and Spiritual Impulses for Life in the Twentieth Century
    • general. I do not wish to accentuate either the one or the other, but
    • recently it has reached a climax making it more clearly perceptible.
    • it reached a climax during recent decades.
    • the nineteenth century it showed itself through a particular
    • imagination cast an eye over the higher forms of culture in recent
    • centuries, he made acquaintance at every turn with this objective
    • noticeable in the new century. That is one aspect. The other —
    • can decently assimilate what will enable them to become old in a
    • Centuries
    • repetition of a repetition. Until the fifteenth century A.D. mankind
    • Up to the fifteenth century the human being, in his soul, was by no
    • themselves in the soul. But from the fifteenth century onwards souls
    • the first time. Since the fifteenth century the earth has been new.
    • century the earth has become new for the first time. Before then
    • human beings were fed on the past. Since the fifteenth century they
    • fifteenth century? Since then, the son has inherited from the father
    • that from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century tradition was still
    • eighteenth century things had gone so far that the father had really
    • the situation at the onset of the nineteenth century: The feeling
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    • beyond the time of the fifteenth century, before the age I attempted
    • although after the fourth or fifth century A.D. it was very colorless
    • nineteenth century, the word spirit conveyed nothing to the mind,
    • great change took place in the middle of the fifteenth century: this
    • Pictorially I would say: In the tenth and eleventh centuries of
    • nineteenth century those who regarded themselves as the most
    • century. At that time man did not think only with the brain but with
    • thinking which has evolved more and more since the fifteenth century
    • insignificant figure! Since the last third of the nineteenth century
    • atom say from the fourth or filth century going around in his brain!
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    • a review of ethics up to the end of the nineteenth century. I do not
    • strike dumb any recent attempts to base ethical judgments upon
    • world at the end of the nineteenth century, so that it could be
    • judgments are modified as human society changes from century to
    • century. And a reviewer in the nineties of last century says that it
    • nineteenth century makes it eminently necessary that men, as time
    • century was a time of tremendous significance for the spiritual
    • since the end of the last century are faced with quite a different
    • situation in the life of soul from that of previous centuries. And I
    • century, man stood, in his soul-being, face to face with
    • Nothingness. This turning-point of the nineteenth century revealed
    • twentieth century with alert and wide-awake consciousness, Nietzsche
    • century, making a new dawn necessary for the century just beginning.
    • philology in the middle of the nineteenth century. With a mind of
    • philological standpoint of the middle of the nineteenth century and
    • he found in the middle of the nineteenth century, namely,
    • towards the beginning of the last third of the nineteenth century,
    • fifteenth century. What Nietzsche experienced was the intellectualism
    • early seventies of the nineteenth century there grew in his soul the
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    • nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries; to describe
    • century and more powerfully in subsequent centuries, what had been
    • that actually nothing more was known about them. For centuries
    • natural before the fifteenth century, moved onwards automatically and
    • of which I have spoken, persisted through the centuries and
    • contributed towards such statements. Before the fifteenth century,
    • anyone during the first centuries of Christianity spoken about proofs
    • still less! For in the second or third century before Christ, to
    • impulses for today. When in the first third of the fifteenth century
    • therefore, at the end of the nineteenth century it was said that all
    • and in the nineteenth century a history of culture was established.
    • first third of the fifteenth century. But if we go back in time and
    • point in the first third of the fifteenth century. Human beings
    • century: Certain circles realized that the old intuitions, the
    • century] who delivered a speech about the boundaries to the
    • consistency was not a characteristic of the century then ending.
    • modern man, since the first third of the fifteenth century, thinking
    • back before the fifteenth century, it becomes evident that thinking
    • the beginning of the fifteenth century the human being was still able
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    • now young, entering the century in full youth, and its relation to
    • over something from the last third of the nineteenth century, but one
    • cannot, as the first, after the last third of the nineteenth century,
    • human heart in the West during the past centuries, we can but say:
    • For a long time existence before the descent into a physical earthly
    • centers of art were all united in the Mysteries, something which
    • problematic, up to the first third of the fifteenth century, we find
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    • of the century, this feeling breathed of the present, whoever has now
    • The generation which at the beginning of the twentieth century
    • experience became evident, at the beginning of the twentieth century,
    • century, derived a quite special character — the character of
    • the nineteenth century. They were thoroughly healthy forces, but
    • the first third of the fifteenth century, all man's striving
    • in writings of the twelfth or thirteenth century, for instance. This
    • century, to implicit belief in all we find there. We shall certainly
    • nineteenth century, as, for example, Herbart — one could name
    • third of the nineteenth century — whoever realizes what a
    • and reached its climax at the end of the nineteenth century.
    • similar experiences. But in the nineties of last century I was always
    • approach to knowledge generally at the end of the nineteenth century.
    • movement at the turn of the nineteenth century. Often they were not
    • the nineteenth century is extraordinarily significant. Yes, but this
    • are living not only centuries but thousands of years later —
    • many of those who are true sons of the nineteenth century are shaking
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    • about the turn of the nineteenth century, by considering the trend of
    • fifteenth century; in an inward study we find ourselves led back to
    • the fourth post-Christian century. A date indicating some important
    • cultures were extraordinarily intermixed up to the fourth century;
    • disposition of soul changes from one century to another. There was a
    • century. We find then something that for the very first time caused
    • we approach the fifteenth century, we discover with what intensity
    • why did those souls who, up to the fifteenth century thought about
    • century, being reincarnations from the time before the year 333 from
    • centuries. Essentially, however, civilized mankind was made up of
    • many centuries before, arose the impulse to dispute about the reality
    • era in the thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth centuries? What actually
    • we observe the souls who lived from the fifteenth century on into
    • [or] ninth post-Christian centuries, at least those who were teachers
    • again about the turn of the nineteenth century.
    • been entirely lost. It was at the turn of the nineteenth century that
    • the first third of the fifteenth century the receiving of thought
    • if since the fifteenth century man has lost the faculty of perceiving
    • life on earth before the sixth or seventh century, particularly
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    • to the fifteenth century — the so-called intellectual or mind
    • centuries preceding the modern age, that is, up to the fifteenth
    • century, human beings met and spoke to one another out of the
    • nineteenth century. It has been brought about by circumstances
    • century, a real modern youth movement would not have been possible.
    • preceding the fifteenth century. One had first to justify the claim
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    • fruitful soil in Goethe because at the end of the eighteenth century,
    • nineteenth century he was persuaded by Schiller to revise Faust he
    • greatest age the soul and spirit were on the ascent, how the soul is
    • exercise of the will that goes right to the center of the human
    • growing up about the turn of the nineteenth century. Try to feel that
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    • the nineteenth century. Now he was also a child of his age, that is
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    • past, and this is of quite recent date — in fact, it entered
    • human evolution with the century.
    • what in this century has come for the whole of humanity. Former ages
    • spoke of how, at the end of the nineteenth century, the so-called
    • were only willing to concentrate on what existed outside the world of
    • It is not placed upon the head. It is bestowed by a concentration of
    • then it would describe, in connection with recent centuries, men's
    • might say that those people who in the last century really
    • sixteenth century, especially in the sixteenth century. Then we
    • appearance. And so we must picture the people of recent centuries who
    • who want to find their way livingly into the twentieth century should
    • realize that those who represented the nineteenth century can no
    • century by the philistine Lewes, or the pedant, Richard M. Meyer, can
    • third of the nineteenth century which can give some idea of Goethe is
    • something of it can be taken over into the twentieth century, for the
    • all are caught. In the centers of culture which have retained
    • who come from Vienna will sense that in the last century this was
    • ascent only when, in its experience and whole way of working,
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    • thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, we have the feeling that it was
    • that has come to pass during the last few centuries, reaching its
    • culmination in the nineteenth century, is that the concepts dying in
    • magnificent theory of evolution provide? It gives us a survey of how
    • century onwards natural science has been triumphantly progressing,
    • century the dragon stood with particular intensity before the human
    • century on into the nineteenth. We see it correctly only when we
    • from the fifteenth century and on into the nineteenth, humanity was
    • door to this knowledge was firmly barred in the nineteenth century,
    • a true spiritual knowledge which conquers this center of life (which,
    • for man's inner being is a center of death) — the
    • century, at the turn of the nineteenth century and on into the
    • nineteenth century — Michael's intervention with which we
    • beings at the beginning of the twentieth century — they felt
    • the last third of the nineteenth century, the older generation felt
    • be able to live. The epoch from the fifteenth century to the
    • third of the nineteenth century, has been striving to enter our
    • natural to human beings, there were Mystery centers. In these Mystery
    • centers, which were at the same time church, school, and center of
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    • seriousness what I have said in recent lectures. {See Rudolf Steiner,
    • future will concentrate in the incarnation of Ahriman of which I have
    • that one of the recent decrees of the Holy Office in Rome prohibits
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    • from the general popular thinking of the last few centuries. But I
    • evolution. Through the culture of the centuries we have become
    • conception as it developed in the course of the nineteenth century and
    • into the twentieth century will have to say to himself: all that
    • occurred. Thus it has nothing to do with an actual descent from the
    • expression, has animal descent; a strange animal descent, to be sure.
    • close of the nineteenth century — all oriental wisdom points to
    • the importance of this close of the nineteenth century, although from
    • nineteenth century the time has come when human beings must recognize
    • The question of his descent was raised, and the reply was given that
    • Whence comes the notion of man's descent from the animals, whereas the
    • truth consists of the facts we have stated in regard to the descent of
    • The theory of man's descent from the animal is an Ahrimanic
    • comprehend the descent of the human head in the right way man also
    • of Golgotha. Since the last third of the nineteenth century Michael
    • interpretation of the evolutionary theory of the descent of the whole
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    • observation, for it is filled with more than ninety percent of fluid,
    • the nineteenth century he is able, in growing measure, to find the
    • characterized in a recent lecture
    • evolution signifies a continuous ascent we forsake true reality. We
    • Every ascent is followed by a descent; every ascent bears in itself
    • the germ for the descent. It belongs among the most insidious
    • end of the seventies of last century he is engaged — if we but go
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    • various events in relation to the central point of Earth evolution;
    • man's own evolution. This central point, this center of gravity is, as
    • approximately in the fifth century before the occurrence of the
    • place in Greece during these last centuries prior to the event of the
    • about four and one half centuries elapsed from the time when the
    • say, approximately, four and one half centuries. Thus we have to
    • thirteenth, the fourteenth century, which still comprises theology,
    • four and one half centuries have elapsed since this natural-scientific
    • century, human beings of the Occident begin to think in the way we
    • between the four and one half centuries prior to the event of the
    • almost limited to Greece, and the four and one half centuries in which
    • During four and one half centuries prior to the Mystery of Golgotha we
    • With the fifteenth century A.D. a new way of thinking begins which we
    • Now, in the former centuries and millennia of mankind's evolution,
    • see, the Greeks, during the four and one half centuries (number one),
    • recently: it is the intellectualistic culture. Clarity rules in our
    • centuries have elapsed since we have begun to acquire this world
    • head wisdom. He also would have what has arisen since the fifteenth century
    • A.D. But in regard to his central being he would be
    • one half centuries there was bestowed upon the human being, like a
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    • centuries had a soul mood completely different from that of human
    • beings after the middle of the fifteenth century. We can trace this
    • of the eighteenth century, had certain instincts; (since the French
    • post-Christian century up to the sixteenth post-Christian century. We
    • an earlier time, around the middle of the fifteenth century; but it
    • became clearly discernible only in the sixteenth century. At that time
    • evolution of the last few centuries to acknowledge a certain
    • whole evolution between the fourth and the sixteenth centuries the
    • centuries, one will become aware of the fact that a quite definite
    • for human beings prior to the fourth post-Christian century to speak
    • realities. Prior to the fourth century, nobody would have
    • fourth century sixteenth century
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • (See diagram, red) And since the sixteenth century there exists a new
    • I recently drew your attention to the fact that what takes place in
    • explained to you recently what it means to be externally visible, and
    • fifteenth century. These beings possess chiefly the impulse of a force
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    • the year 1413, really only about the middle of the fifteenth century.
    • consciousness, as I have described it to you recently. Then we shall,
    • (not even a century ago), the learned Medical College of Bavaria was
    • with that of mankind two centuries ago, then we must say that people
    • quotations I read to you recently where it was said that people should
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    • not the case. America was unknown for only a few centuries. Still in
    • the twelfth and thirteenth centuries there existed a lively traffic
    • the European family of peoples in the nineteenth century, and what is
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    • that in the last third of the nineteenth century, in contrast to
    • I have repeatedly pointed to the end of the seventies of last century
    • At the beginning of the forties of the nineteenth century, when the
    • middle of that century had not quite been reached, the Archangel
    • seventies of the last century this spiritual being prepared himself
    • nineteenth century, their task in the spiritual world was to create
    • beginning with the forties of the nineteenth century. The time arrived
    • nineteenth century are simply a reflection of what occurred in the
    • in a certain sphere, beginning with the forties of the last century.
    • You see, at the beginning of the twentieth century it gradually became
    • the descent of the Archangel Michael into our earth region.
    • Many people speak of this descent. But if they are seriously called
    • stars” when the forties of last century approached. If occultists
    • In the forties of the last century the many people who adhered to
    • century was one; but this is not true of our time. Our time demands
    • theological development of the nineteenth century concerning the
    • said that the whole theological development of the nineteenth century
    • as I have recently done, {See: Rudolf Steiner, Geistige Wesen und
    • Someone recently handed me an interesting slip of paper mentioning a
    • things. In previous ages this was different. During the centuries
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    • Zürich, 1917.] recently published, which
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    • events taking place in the 14th and 15th centuries were
    • prepared in the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries.
    • About five lines further on I say that the sixth century was a
    • centuries. Thus he says “sixth culture
    • it be claimed, as recently reported, that Anthroposophy
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    • “Well, when innocent human beings are destroyed by a
    • this life entirely innocent. It will be made up to them later.
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    • spoken recently of many things concerning the existence of
    • century there will occur in human evolution what may be
    • this must come about in the 20th century. It may, however,
    • influence upon the demonic or beneficent beings inhabiting the
    • destructive and beneficent forces, he will become ever
    • has been recently reported that many do not understand how to
    • this concentrated gaze extinguishes the vision it is proved to
    • his own inner procedure in concentrating upon the rose and its
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    • When we concentrate upon the whole soul nature we must not say:
    • concentrated in the same way within the liver all the
    • concentrate within themselves the forces which, in the
    • hunger, leading to karmic satisfaction, are concentrated in the
    • concentrate in that organ through perception of outer objects.
    • breathe, do we not? And I recently reckoned for you the number
    • nineteenth century erected a barrier against this
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    • — let us say — the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries, and in
    • descent of man into the physical world. But by no means should things
    • sphere, than in that where what is produced comes from the centre of
    • again to his centre. Hence in a certain connection, it is a new speech
    • central point of man's being is grasped through what we take up as
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    • Christian centuries, and for a long time through the middle ages, was
    • quite different from what it has become in recent times. The Gospels
    • Fundamentally, in the first centuries, only those had the Gospels in
    • centuries ago took the Gospels in hand get on with what one today
    • us this in a magnificent way. He shows it by saying: The Ego of
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    • recent epoch clearly inclines on the one side to a dualistic
    • in the 15th century. We can clearly see the approach of this
    • end, starting from the 3rd-6th Post-Xian centuries. Now St.
    • which more recent views of the world have made, (as I have
    • this in recent lectures). They consider that those secrete
    • Mysteries put the Mystery of Birth in the very centre of their
    • so magnificently on the horizon.
    • centuries had concluded a silent contract tending to wipe out
    • which have contributed through many centuries to the life of
    • come to their positivism in recent times, that it would have
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    • Third Hierarchy. Thus in the first Christian Centuries it was
    • came abstract concepts. And so came the centuries where, in
    • Centuries. There was another idea of Truth then, which was
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    • the centaur was sacrificed for Prometheus Chiron was already suffering
    • If there is an ascent on the one hand, there must be a descent on the
    • — the centaur Chiron — must make a sacrifice. The man of
    • earlier times must be sacrificed. The sacrifice of the centaur is as
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    • eighth century B.C. With it there dawned an objective knowledge,
    • all-embracing primeval wisdom. In the eighth century B.C., the passage
    • In the eighth and ninth centuries B.C., the pupils of the Greek
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    • forms. Centuries go by. What the soul has absorbed through its
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    • sixteenth century and extends into our own, we notice a tremendous
    • century there was an outward unfolding of mystical life; it was
    • spiritual earth that unfolded later after the sixteenth century. The
    • Since the sixteenth century, the intellect has been evolving, the
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    • head-like roots towards the earth's center, a man turns his head to
    • the senses in the primal source of all that lives. This is the center
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    • magnificent the language in which the ancient wisdom of Egypt speaks,
    • through all the centuries of evolution from the beginning of our era,
    • nineteenth century or thereabouts one can speak of this world wisdom
    • through the centuries of our time, through the Middle Ages into the
    • the physical body in the centre became ever clearer and clearer,
    • Consider what the situation then was. In the centres of knowledge,
    • centres of secret knowledge for instance, the word Mercury was
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    • upon the earth, the central point of importance was always given to
    • within his inner being. Fire or warmth was placed in the centre of
    • must pay for this in smoke. From what was formerly translucent and
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    • part of the warmth, had realised the Self as the centre of their
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    • central point and would reach so far outwards that the Saturn of
    • Sun has in its centre nothing solid, but only gas. Only, this gas —
    • globe, the mass of which, if you place the Sun in its centre, you
    • world-globe, which having our Sun in its centre would have reached as
    • imagine a globe with the present Sun for its centre, and for its
    • nineteenth century has the physical eye discovered again, so to
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    • stood in the centre of our system, and that the planets coursed round
    • system topsy-turvy, when the earth was deprived of its central
    • will say: ‘From the fifteenth or sixteenth century men ceased
    • sixteenth century onwards it was quite correct. ‘Men had for a
    • our Sun at all which stands in the centre of the system, but the
    • perspective chosen. If one asks, where is the centre of our world
    • its centre, we then get other boundary lines; the planets then become
    • this must be done from the centre of the whole system. I have said
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    • the Sun as the centre, and we must draw a sort of circle —
    • becomes the centre point. We must do the same with the other heavenly
    • that a physical body can be so liquid and evanescent that it does not
    • of these leaders of mankind. From these hidden centres they worked,
    • Oracles’ is quite suitable to these centres of instruction, and
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    • centre is to be found in the great circumference. Hence, all teachers
    • of the Mysteries said: If you want to understand the centre,
    • stages of the ascent in the Angels, Archangels, etc.; we have learnt
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    • what he has achieved; that is his ascent. But we ask ourselves
    • the centre from all sides. And now I say — be it understood
    • — I say: Matter draws together more and more towards a centre,
    • and the strange thing is that in that centre matter disappears.
    • contracts more and more towards its centre. In its centre it
    • absolutely disappears into nothing in its own central point! So that
    • towards the centre, the whole of the earth will some day disappear in
    • that central point. But this is not all: in the same measure in which
    • it disappears in the central point, it reappears again in
    • side, its material particles having disappeared in the centre.
    • work upon that which you have absorbed in this descent, and carry it
    • voluntary ascent into the higher worlds. Man takes the Christ-force
    • this point in the centre of the universe — in accordance with
    • We stand at the central point of the world. Everything around us
    • to draw together to a centre, and when this is done — then from
    • centre, disappears there, and then emerges again out of the
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    • in the womb of time. And the central point of this faith, its firm
    • spiritual ideas within us. That is the other centre of force on which
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    • centuries has gradually evolved from this Christ impulse in the form
    • investigated by so-called clairvoyant research, through the ascent
    • concentration and other exercises given to those who wish to tread
    • part of his daily waking life in meditation, concentration and other
    • meditation, concentration, etc., at night when it leaves the physical
    • meditations and concentrations, which have to be followed in waking
    • wrong meditation and concentration man would therefore be brought
    • will say that it is a divine and beneficent world when he carries
    • etheric body the shape which, through meditation, concentration,
    • concentration, etc., might be called an inner experience of the
    • warming, illuminating beneficent sun as compared to the budding and
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    • world along with phenomena of colour, sound, tastes, scent, etc. It
    • scent, or as we say in Spiritual Science, behind fire, air, water and
    • into a good one, the Erinyes change into the beneficent Eumenides.
    • centuries and millennia there is slow and gradual development; but
    • the fifth century BC where an earlier tragic poet makes no mention of
    • stage where their beneficent influences could flow down to the earth
    • beings who have their centre in the Sun; behind the Maya of the inner
    • yet it was the Christ's descent from the sun which gave this inner
    • under the mountains of the earth, near its central point, a cross,
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    • old Greek sage, Zeus fructified Chthon. The beneficent influences of
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    • the ascent into the spiritual worlds, or descent to the realm of
    • was made between the ascent to the upper gods and the descent to the
    • lower gods, and that this descent was regarded as more essentially
    • dangerous than the ascent to the upper gods, and on this latter path,
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    • or ego had only developed because of the descent to the Earth —
    • central spiritual being was Dionysos. So it is natural that in
    • Dionysos, this central figure of the inner circle of gods, men
    • descending into physical incarnation. For this descent requires a
    • Christ, a descent to the inner life will reveal a being which is
    • they are men who have reached the apex of humanity. Centuries
    • obscurity. This was the time of the Christ's descent to the earth,
    • the time of the descent of the Christ there could be accomplished
    • deeper descent into the soul, and it will become possible for man to
    • proceed a few centuries further in human evolution and see what has
    • understand that the Christ was a cosmic god before His descent upon
    • his soul to the great central figure of the Christ, by allowing the
    • the centuries have been able to do is to propagate the Gospels; so
    • when we receive them as traditionally handed down for centuries in
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    • historical descent into incarnation of the Christ was a necessary in
    • centuries following His appearance. Since the Atlantean catastrophe
    • spiritual there must be ascent to a certain grade of clairvoyant
    • forces as make Lucifer a fructifying and a beneficent element,
    • did so in magnificent pictures. One such picture is the Oedipus
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    • their central figure, led outwards; but that the way into the Kingdom
    • the way leading to those gods who were associated with the beneficent
    • have a central one standing alone, the Graeco-Latin epoch of
    • ego-centre, having seven or nine members around it, all of which are
    • of the Sun-spirits, in the realm whence the beneficent influences
    • which he becomes aware of a taste or a scent. During the Egyptian
    • colour, or scent, or taste. Today they have grown fainter and more
    • spiritual being called Ishtar, who was known to be a beneficent moon
    • prepare for the descent of the cosmic sun god upon the earth. The
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    • descent? Whose son is he? Therefore in speaking about the Luciferic
    • ancestry and descent, the blood poured — itself from generation
    • assume in consequence of the descent of the Christ principle upon the
    • between that Being to whom we must ascribe such a central position,
    • first centuries after the Christ event, who considers that which was
    • teacher of the first Christian centuries could tell him no more about
    • because the men of the first Christian centuries were pre-eminently
    • sense-world. Accordingly in the first post-Christian centuries little
    • very high messenger of Christ. It is said that a few centuries after
    • personalities of the fourth century after Christ. In this figurative
    • Manes was this council, himself in the centre and around him
    • it was then thought necessary to curse will become the centre for
    • those who will best make Christ comprehensible to man, a central
    • from eternity to eternity. So shall the central Being of the world,
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • part, its ascent to exalted spiritual peaks of human cognition.
    • the firm center of gravity provided by anthroposophy.
    • reach that peak diminished more and more through the centuries —
    • rejecting each other, but in recent times the contrast is sharp.
    • philosophers of the nineteenth century had to work with when they
    • in the nineteenth century, everything pertaining even to philosophy
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
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    • kind in question results from the animal's premature descent into
    • we must not think. Quite recently, special events have brought
    • calls aroma, pleasant or unpleasant scent, etc., as the case may be.
    • however, does not center in feeling as such, but in the clash of
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • turn to the various doctrines of the descent of man. Here we
    • materialistic doctrine of descent, the crux of which is the so-called
    • in view of the materialistic doctrine of the descent, the foresight
    • his whole line of descent was he like a fish or any other animal
    • human descent.
    • through the center of the larynx would indicate the direction of the
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    • of the soul life calls for consideration of the adjacent realms.
    • from within, disregarding what is adjacent, and clearly expressing in
    • of this ego conception, this soul center, with the other conceptions
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • own, so that through our own incentive we can infuse something into
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    • itself, as it were. Desires seem to arise in the center of the soul
    • surging from the center in all directions and expressing itself in
    • sources toward the center of the soul life and spreading in all
    • constant relationship to our central visualization, the ego
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    • Jesus Christ's Descent into Hell. Like The Wandering Jew
    • similar feelings you have had recently. Try it, and you will see how
    • incarnation, with the visualizations of the recently acquired etheric
    • research at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, this
    • necessarily remained the center of interest; now the time is ripe for
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • Viennese philosopher, Günther, in the nineteenth century, raised
    • is a strange coincidence that just recently a book by Brentano on
    • was achieved in its field by Western culture in the last centuries
    • that in the fourth century B.C.
    • descent, but with hereditary traits. The soul element appears as
    • mother. Thus Brentano's most recent book contains the clear
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    • meditation, concentration, and so forth. Thus the facts of the
    • More recent attempts such as that of Rudolf Eucken,
    • concentration, and so forth. If you penetrate into the whole spirit
    • meditation and concentration. Certain moral attributes of the soul
    • concentrating without first having sought the frame of mind that has
    • applied here, “These fellows would not scent the devil out,
    • as more recent world conceptions interpret the concept “God.”
    • physical plane with the descent of man from a super-sensible origin.
    • evolution of humanity. It lived on even into the nineteenth century,
    • that appears to have been resurrected in recent times and is
    • doctrine had always had adherents, even in the nineteenth century.
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    • meditation, concentration, and so forth, to conceptions that also
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    • careful concentration and meditation or through special aptitude,
    • concentration, namely, by endeavoring to let our memories unfold with
    • Just think how all that, concentrated, makes you feel in the evening
    • have had nothing but gratifying experiences, again concentrated; you
    • theosophy that the theosophists of the eighteenth century so often
    • pneumatosophy. How did eighteenth century theosophists like Ottinger,
    • this utterance of the eighteenth century theosophists into more
    • re-ascent to the spirit has commenced may this ardor abate.”
    • That wonderful utterance of the eighteenth century
    • century, and theosophical activity and endeavor fell off completely
    • in the first two thirds of the nineteenth century. In the eighteenth
    • century genuine theosophy of the older kind was to be found in
    • divinity, those eighteenth century theosophists knew that
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    • the year? Wonderful Fire Festivals in the northern and central regions
    • descended. This descent of the divine ‘Sons of the Spirit,’ this great
    • only work unconsciously on its dwelling-place. The descent is
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    • not the case. The Christmas Tree is a very recent European custom,
    • however, the Christmas Tree is a recent custom, the Christmas Festival
    • a Sun Hero and was conceived as such in the first centuries of
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • And yet it is not so. It is only one or at most two centuries ago that
    • arise in man at the Christmas season. The Christmas Tree is a recent
    • For centuries and centuries men could not bring themselves to believe
    • during the first three centuries of our era. It was the Festival which
    • was meant to revive in human souls the remembrance of the descent of
    • centuries of Christendom an inkling still survived of the mystery that
    • the descent of the Christ Being into the body of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • Christianity during those early centuries? They said to themselves:
    • And when, through many centuries, the evolutionary preparation had
    • The hearts and minds of those who in the early centuries of our era
    • celebrated as a Mystery in the early Christian centuries. The insight
    • the body of a man of earth. And so in the early centuries of
    • fourth century onwards, with the approach of the materialistic age,
    • who are of good-will. And so for the centuries when the higher reality
    • your reach. And if you conjure before your soul all that is innocent,
    • It is remarkable that during the centuries of Christendom, wherever
    • human soul itself, strong, innocent, tranquil, leading us along our
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    • its meaning. It was the central star of the earth, shining out with
    • Denmark, was the centre from which, in those ancient times, important
    • ordained by this Mystery-centre was taboo; and in this tribe of the
    • inferior being. For the impulse went out from that Mystery-centre at
    • Tacitus, writing a century after the Mystery of Golgotha, was due to
    • wrapped in subconsciousness, and led to all births being concentrated
    • are called Ingaevones, those of the centre, Hermiones, the remainder
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • descent of a Being from the heavens. The wisdom of the shepherds is
    • wisdom remained. In the first centuries of our era, certain Gnostic
    • intellectual analysis and reason. And in the nineteenth century,
    • hardly a century old. The Christmas Tree was not adopted as a symbol
    • of the Festival until the nineteenth century. What is the Christmas
    • presented in the Christmas Plays of earlier centuries, is gradually
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    • the Festival of the Three Magi from the East. Until the 15th century,
    • available. But since that century some light has been thrown on the
    • What is the new revelation, the new manifestation of Love? The descent
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • THE Festival of the Holy Night has for centuries been a great festival
    • Christianity until the fourth century A.D. It was in the fourth
    • century, for the first time actually in the year 354, in Rome, that
    • a contribution to the times was made in the fourth century of our era.
    • In the course of the first four centuries of Christendom this longing
    • centre around which Christendom coheres. The feeling that lived in the
    • century, Christianity brought its contribution towards the union of
    • this Christmas Festival was celebrated through the centuries, we find
    • something of outstanding significance through the centuries which
    • festival was a celebration of the descent of the Christ Being, whereby
    • received a new impulse. This Mystery of the descent of a heavenly
    • centuries went by. But at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, enough
    • And so in the early centuries of Christendom the Mystery of Golgotha
    • century after Christ, this wisdom had almost completely disappeared.
    • remained, on through the subsequent centuries. The ancient wisdom was
    • Church Fathers in the first centuries of Christendom as to the manner
    • centuries this was a Mystery which addressed itself to a living wisdom
    • centuries from the minds and hearts of men to the Jesus Child in the
    • from earlier centuries of Christendom. If we let these things work
    • In the course of the centuries, understanding of the Risen One, of the
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    • 18th century. The feeling was sound and true, for we ourselves shall
    • who in the 18th century had a deep, deep feeling for the Mystery of
    • In converse with the Father God, Jesus is speaking of the descent
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • was born in the sixth century before our era, and Euripides, who was
    • born in the fifth century. You will find no mention of conscience
    • Teachers of humanity also go through a period of descent and one of
    • ascent, and differ absolutely at the different periods.
    • It could only be made possible by the descent of a Being who had
    • higher, for he learnt through his descent.
    • extent, of the nature of a necessity. In the 5th to the 6th century
    • from the 5th century onward. His own particular mission only comprised
    • descent of a Bodhisattva — if we may use this Eastern term —
    • very special experience at the time of their deepest descent. The
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • healing and beneficent influence on their environment. To what do
    • will remain alive in the centre of his being.
    • world he will be able to make his own vital centre stronger and
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • descent from one generation to the next — were based entirely on
    • descent to earth; but that influence caused him to descend earlier. It
    • this descent into matter had not taken place till then; his soul would
    • have been more mature for the descent. He would have descended into
    • “from below.” The re-ascent will be a quicker progress than
    • the descent; but it cannot be expected that in one or two incarnations
    • That was the descent of man to Kali-Yuga. It was the time of deepest
    • descent. Into that had to come the impulse for re-ascent. That is why
    • — was completed at the end of the nineteenth century, and because
    • with the twentieth century began a new age, in which men must prepare
    • half of this century. For it is only by means of that which Spiritual
    • new relation to Christ in the course of the first half of our century,
    • can be attained during the first half of our century by purely human
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    • more and more ennobled in the course of the descent from generation to
    • propagated by descent through the generations, and appeared in its
    • progress in the mission of humanity brought about by the descent of
    • ascent into the Spiritual had to begin from that time. For this
    • that deepest centre in man's being which can be designated as the ego.
    • centre in the ego, will, as a result of their work on themselves,
    • directing attention to the force within, the centre point of which
    • Century. The Kali-Yuga was concluded in 1899! We are now approaching a
    • will be distinctly apparent in the last half of our present century.
    • prophets those were who spoke at the beginning of the 20th century!
    • prepared centuries ago, but which must now, in our own age, evolve to
    • The centuries that lie behind us were fitted for cultivating to an
    • humanity; before the first half of our century has elapsed, those
    • century men must work their way up out of the Kali-Yuga into a century
    • In bygone centuries it was, comparatively speaking, not harmful for
    • times, and they continued into the 17th century, when the approaching
    • Epistles of St. Paul. In the 17th century there went forth from Smyrna
    • Christ’ in our century, that greatest of Events, signifies that
    • up towards Christ! Therefore in our century, the Sermon on the Mount
    • and rebirth. For that which takes place in the 20th century is not of
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    • the divine Spiritual life of the world. A descent beneath those
    • ascent into the higher worlds, and to translate the truths into
    • does not mean a descent into matter, but rather the driving of that
    • century, which are called shallow and superficial and which Goethe so
    • the second third of the 19th century was preceded by the appearance of
    • unfold all the more forces for its re-ascent — we shall be
    • during the first half of the 20th century an etheric clairvoyance will
    • etheric clairvoyance may be acquired. For the spiritual ascent there
    • man in this century through his newly-awakened faculties, will bring
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    • depths of our souls. For centuries philosophers and thinkers the whole
    • the human soul. If we go back a few centuries into ancient Greece,
    • Northern and Central Europe had a different one again. They all had to
    • wonderful teachings which then flowed from the sacred centres of
    • similar centre in Chaldea. That which flows from the various centres
    • believe otherwise than that in a few centuries of time our
    • of Europe, that they might develop as early as possible a firm centre
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    • considered as a descent, a new descent of Spiritual life, of Spiritual
    • super-sensible ones. Such a descent had to take place for the further
    • As our own age, our nineteenth century drew near, the time came when
    • from the method in which for centuries men have contemplated the
    • mind go by what has come to us from Paul the Apostle. (In recent times
    • considered as an earnest and scientific work, which is centred upon a
    • arose in the course of the nineteenth century, that there should flow
    • the external documents? What was being done in the nineteenth century
    • the twentieth century are, can be seen by the concept they have of the
    • preparing for centuries: although it asserts that it wishes to rise
    • among us. We will not merely study books written centuries ago, but
    • number of people in the course of the twentieth century will
    • what I have just done!’ This will begin in the twentieth century.
    • is outside. Why is this? Because, in his descent into matter he
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    • as those during the period between death and a new birth. Recently in
    • This leads me to some of my recent research. The early experiences
    • will keep our soul open to the light of the Hierarchies. Recently I
    • that in the nineteenth century this way of viewing the ego was
    • If one considers the evolution of humanity in more recent times
    • least to impart to you some of the results of my most recent
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    • At a certain point we experience ourselves as at the center of the
    • early death and therefore one is innocently involved in an earlier
    • I have given you a few results of recent research into the conditions
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    • findings of this recent research.
    • In the recent investigations of the life between death and a new
    • beginning of the descent into the abyss, and at another time as a
    • only kinship among those related by physical descent, but among all
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    • Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life
    • am deeply grateful that recently I had the opportunity to concern
    • I would like to relate a particular instance. In the twelfth century
    • love made a strong impression on me during my recent investigations
    • particular passage became fully clear only during recent occult
    • course of centuries will not fade because of the spreading of our
    • is the knowledge that the Mystery of Golgotha stands in the center of
    • century at a Mystery Center in Europe on the Black Sea, Buddha lived
    • musicians of more recent times, in a Beethoven, a Wagner and
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    • chapters of spiritual research. In recent months it has been my task,
    • that is advanced because in our Anthroposophical Movement in Central
    • Mystery of Golgotha at the center of the evolution of humanity.
    • my recent occult investigations. They astonished me because they
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    • deal with much that has concerned me recently in the sphere of
    • within space, of being concentrated in one point, has quite a
    • appeared quite complacent towards it, comes to hate spiritual
    • reminiscent of the Old Testament. Christ points to the fact that a
    • the cosmic expanse has concentrated itself again in an embryo borne
    • how in the concentrated brain structure an imprint of the total
    • Such considerations, related as they are to recent research, help us
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    • the central point of the plant world and rays forth its light in all
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    • hereditary line of descent. I have no quarrel with the fact that they
    • centuries human beings descend. All these souls must already have
    • eighteenth and nineteenth centuries must already have reached a
    • reciprocal understanding in the sixteenth century in order that the
    • its descent into the physical realm makes a blossoming, flourishing
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    • personality who lived during the sixth century B.C. as the son of a
    • mystery center situated in the southeast of Europe. In this center
    • such mystery centers had already developed lofty faculties for
    • taught in that mystery center, and Francis of Assisi in a former
    • At the beginning of the seventeenth century another planet was
    • Mars during the Mars crisis of the seventeenth century. After Buddha
    • Until then Mars had been the chosen center of forces designated by
    • in the seventeenth century. Another impulse became necessary and the
    • the beginning of the seventeenth century. These two wonderful events
    • lived during the seventeenth century owed their remarkable talents to
    • comparatively recently that the Buddha accomplished the Mystery on
    • nineteenth century there were already some personalities — and
    • concentration or to let such thoughts pass through his soul. One
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    • connected in some way with his recent life on earth. He is emerging
    • century the character of the Mars beings had invariably been one of
    • Just as the process of the earth evolution is a process of descent
    • until the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, and of ascent from then
    • point was at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Until then,
    • the evolution of conditions on Mars had been a process of descent and
    • from that time onwards a process of ascent has occurred because an
    • eighth centuries there was a mystery school in the southeast of
    • Then, in the seventeenth century, the Buddha withdrew from earthly
    • beginning of the seventeenth century the Buddha became the redeemer,
    • beginning of the seventeenth century when, with all his abounding
    • remarkable, magnificent paradox. The greatest blessing for a
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    • observation. It is, of course, true that in recent times a few
    • fact that to behold only oneself through a number of centuries is not
    • people in our time live with those who have died recently or at some
    • that have died centuries ago but this only lasts for a certain period
    • over the last centuries. It is the task of anthroposophy to bring
    • impulse stands as a fulcrum at the center of earth evolution, the
    • a specific moment had to be prepared from the ninth century onward.
    • centuries so that he might have the right parents.
    • worked for centuries from the super-sensible world. At the moment of
    • Recently I came to know an individuality who died an early death. My
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    • (Views of the World and of Life in the Nineteenth Century).
    • account of the evolution of Western thought from the sixth century
    • B.C. up to the nineteenth century A.D., and then by adding to the
    • say that it first appeared in the sixth or eighth century B.C. Before
    • thirteenth centuries will say somewhat as follows: “Draw me a
    • when in recent times a Western thinker did consent to think correctly
    • into movement. That was his great central act; his most significant
    • Thus, for more than a century now, people have worried themselves
    • That appears very reasonable. And yet for a century people have been
    • twentieth century, and during it certain events have taken place.
    • nineteenth century; these again were caused by events in the second
    • third of the nineteenth century, and these again by those in the
    • condition of the nineteenth century as a result of the French
    • century it was looked upon as immensely clever. But what should we be
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    • puzzle for centuries over questions such as that of the hundred
    • Realism arose (from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries) there
    • centuries gets a deep insight into what human acumen can produce. For
    • nineteenth century the belief existed that ideas rule history. But
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    • remain occult until, through meditation, concentration and so on, the
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    • the central nervous system forms the thought. For anyone who sees
    • the central nervous system. It sets in motion — let us say if
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    • (Views of the World and of Life in the Nineteenth Century).
    • account of the evolution of Western thought from the sixth century
    • B.C. up to the nineteenth century A.D., and then by adding to the
    • say that it first appeared in the sixth or eighth century B.C. Before
    • thirteenth centuries will say somewhat as follows: “Draw me a
    • when in recent times a Western thinker did consent to think correctly
    • into movement. That was his great central act; his most significant
    • Thus, for more than a century now, people have worried themselves
    • That appears very reasonable. And yet for a century people have been
    • twentieth century, and during it certain events have taken place.
    • nineteenth century; these again were caused by events in the second
    • third of the nineteenth century, and these again by those in the
    • condition of the nineteenth century as a result of the French
    • century it was looked upon as immensely clever. But what should we be
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    • puzzle for centuries over questions such as that of the hundred
    • Realism arose (from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries) there
    • centuries gets a deep insight into what human acumen can produce. For
    • nineteenth century the belief existed that ideas rule history. But
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    • remain occult until, through meditation, concentration and so on, the
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    • the central nervous system forms the thought. For anyone who sees
    • the central nervous system. It sets in motion — let us say if
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    • to explain the cause of suffering. We see in the centre of this view
    • thing, however, the more recent natural science has accepted for some
    • in its own centre and overcomes it. Thus death — as a gifted
    • lecture, a knowledge based on the most recent research of natural
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    • way. They are exercises of meditation and concentration which are to
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    • held good for centuries but today has little importance attached to
    • in previous lectures, for many centuries these words were in a way a
    • biblical sayings because in the course of centuries they have become
    • the human ego, the central point of man's being. We must then be
    • it sets up the greatest concentration of impulses, desires, for the
    • nature. As we have the physical principle concentrated in the teeth,
    • the principle of growth is thus concentrated in puberty. Then the
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    • What matter if it is read to-day or later — even if centuries
    • materialistic culture of the second half of the nineteenth century,
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    • Descartes so completely, for this shows us that in past centuries
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    • recent years in regard to health and the actual investigations into
    • accomplished in recent years it is Spiritual Science that should do
    • will also successfully illuminate the scientific conquests of recent
    • centuries. If we survey the questions of disease and health, we gain
    • past centuries they tried to heal one complaint or another. It is
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    • opinions in different centuries, and one need not go so very far back
    • times, about the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, when the idea
    • lasted for a long time, even into the nineteenth century, and when we
    • beginning of the nineteenth centuries and for some time later, we are
    • In the nineteenth century this view was reversed into the exact
    • of the nineteenth century and which won more and more favour. The
    • used for centuries in such a way that they almost outdid what is
    • the course of the nineteenth century so that you may realise how ideas
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    • the course of a relatively short time, during the last century,
    • sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that view was developed which was
    • the nineteenth century, and side by side with this we showed the
    • self-concentration and through brooding within themselves, they will
    • devil, and so forth.’ In the thirteenth century it was said that
    • your attention to the fact that a clever man in the eighteenth century
    • which, during the course of several centuries, came to mankind as a
    • Try to conceive from the point of view of the last centuries the
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    • then concentrate, and after our re-entry into the physical and etheric
    • we are capable would be concentrated within this Ego. All this egotism
    • the result of the descent of the Ego-man into our physical and etheric
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    • are in no way aware of its beneficent force. If this is the case it is
    • incarnation, and how the beneficent forces add pain to the organic
    • influences are to be counted among the beneficent powers, whose
    • destruction of an organ the beneficent activity of spiritual powers,
    • destroy organs in order to assist the beneficent effect of the ancient
    • which render an organ useless are beneficent forces because they work
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    • concentrate upon one side only and lay no emphasis upon the other, we
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    • outer aspect of the human being, the more is accentuated the
    • Man's nature is more condensed, more concentrated; it has been
    • thought is expended in a wide circumference, facts are concentrated
    • iridescent feathers of bluish tints? This is to be traced back to
    • possess these bluish iridescent feathers. In this way the other cocks
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    • elements, even in the nineteenth century, were still considered to be
    • of the nineteenth century, were incapable of being further divided.
    • changed in ‘each fifty years’ of the nineteenth century, so
    • hypothesis’ of the nineteenth century. Therein one sought to find
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    • cultural impulse, so that through countless centuries of human
    • many centuries and many thousands of years of human culture,
    • century there will be people possessed of a natural etheric
    • before the end of the first half of the twentieth century — who
    • it was not in vain that at the turning-point of the twentieth century
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    • order! These eccentric philosophers are actually found in great
    • opinions, the eccentric ideas and false, extravagant idealism arise.
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    • or if you recall the recent performance
    • the top to its center. Then comes something like a circle that is not
    • quite closed with a horizontal line in its center; finally come two
    • appeared recently that is worth reading even for those who have
    • And because in the elemental world things are still reminiscent of
    • recently an infinite number of papers had been written on the
    • center of the spiritual realm, where we can behold these beings and
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    • earth life of the people was thereby prolonged for centuries, and
    • original one they had inhabited centuries before. And it was apparent
    • but between them there is something in the center. In whatever is
    • central divine position free from the influence of Lucifer and
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    • crossing the threshold in its ascent, first passes through the
    • The ascent could be described in the
    • understanding, of an ideally normal ascent into the spiritual world,
    • in other words, the ascent of a soul in a completely undisturbed
    • ideally normal ascent out of the question.
    • showing how the individual ascent takes place, as, for example, in
    • if a soul's ascent were the ideal one, an example in which all the
    • A higher ascent is brought about by
    • the ascent to the super-spiritual realm, the perceiving of a
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    • been “a decent sort” here on the physical plane, one will
    • see how the “decentness” gets on well with the laws of
    • world. At first one stands, in a sense, in the very center of one's
    • from infinity towards a central point what must return to our
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    • The later epochs had quite a different mission. We know that a descent
    • an ascent and that, as already mentioned, Anthroposophy or Spiritual
    • Science has to prepare this ascent. We know that in the seventh
    • statement that lately the centenary of Darwin was celebrated, and
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    • of created beings; thus does he bring about his own ascent together
    • standing in the centre of the world, feel that the world would be
    • eighteenth century a celebrated author wrote: “A single country
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • seen from recent studies, we call them luciferic or ahrimanic,
    • ideas so strongly that, centuries later, men who have had to rethink
    • by side, we can hardly find among the factors of recent evolution (I
    • instance, Herbart in the nineteenth century, were anxious that
    • the sixth century ruler of the eastern Roman empire who codified the
    • question is often raised as to whether the central figures represent
    • coffin was started in the 4th century, and Justinian later only drove
    • Greek world light up again in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to
    • from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries onward we have again the
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    • entirely from Rome with the strictest centralization and the utmost
    • its central point in 333 A.D. It ended about 1413 A.D. and it began
    • fifteenth century. It does not matter whether something occurs a few
    • avoid devious paths. In the seventeenth century one had to speak of
    • time to become luciferic and ahrimanic forces. Only the center was
    • Atlantis, as we know, is gone and the center transposed to Asia. You
    • century and went rapidly through many editions. I believe the
    • century: The Life of Jesus by Renan, The Life of Jesus
    • always takes the same path. In the early centuries of Roman
    • repeatedly in the West until, in the thirteenth century, national
    • sixteenth century the word has had the same significance in such
    • In complete accord with the science of the nineteenth century, he sets
    • opportunity for concentrating the myth forming activity of mankind
    • over the world, are concentrated in this single man Jesus. They are
    • force and strength. In Him it is concentrated. Strauss, therefore,
    • that a man of the nineteenth century is able to conceive! The element
    • nineteenth century in a threefold description. The Life of
    • written with all the learning of the nineteenth century. Then came
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • alluded to in the previous lecture because, in more recent times, in
    • taking shape in the course of past centuries. The general population
    • following for the teachings that came from them. Like a single central
    • Now at a certain time a being was born in Central America who set
    • At this same time in Central America another man was born who was
    • paramount, and the relatively beneficent conditions of the time of
    • interest in the Jesus figure would naturally decline and would center
    • beneficent ways, but it also has a strong tendency to become the
    • recently, then it is clear that other and deeper impulses must now
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • Association have not heard the recent lectures held here, I will not
    • one's understanding the facts that have been presented in our recent
    • and for good reasons — for three or four centuries, resembles a
    • times. With the exception perhaps of its very last centuries, but
    • material life. It begins in the eighth century before the event of the
    • twelfth centuries of the Christian era differed more radically from
    • and tenth Christian centuries.
    • from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, bears essentially the
    • its course approximately in the middle of the nineteenth century. As
    • century. In the period from the fifteenth century to the middle of the
    • human evolution in an earlier century than the one in which they did.
    • centuries, did not formerly exist. In fact, they correspond to a
    • centuries. The Greeks or Romans could not have looked at the world
    • from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries? They are mainly the
    • has created the natural science of the last three or four centuries,
    • represents the faculty that belongs to those centuries. It is clear to
    • from the middle of the nineteenth century on for the gradual
    • in the last three or four centuries. Why have these faculties arisen
    • nineteenth century. Those who know something of the spiritual life
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • this fourth epoch lasted until the beginning of the fifteenth century
    • A.D. With the dawning of the fifteenth century, trends began to
    • fifteenth century until the fourth millennium, consists in the
    • century of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, but behind the curtains of
    • the tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries A.D.
    • Remarkably, at the battle of Liegnitz in the thirteenth century, the
    • century, have been deeply engrossed in the question of the birth
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • preparation since the fifteenth century. We have seen what new
    • concentrated and clearest manner what the impulses of our time ought
    • since the fifteenth century, and that will be at work for about two
    • fifteenth century because things that are to develop spiritually must
    • fourteenth century, when the Templar Order — not the individual
    • societies over England, France, Spain, part of Italy and Central
    • beneficent, the divine, but also the luciferic and ahrimanic forces.
    • innocent, they were accused of every imaginable vice. One day in
    • right into Central Europe and Italy — action was also taken
    • intellect as we have done also in the other examples given in recent
    • the first time in the eighties of the last century, I faced the
    • vigor as if crippled, then, from what we have had to say recently
    • cultural life of humanity. Not only centuries but millenniums will be
    • nineteenth century and now on into the twentieth. A great number of
    • fourteenth century.
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    • western black magic mysteries centered in Mexico. New light is also
    • and nineteenth centuries in Europe, one must naturally have in mind
    • the nineteenth century and their constitutional conflicts, will
    • generations, centuries. This way of thinking about religious matters
    • fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries is, as we know, also permeated
    • further in the super-sensible impulses from the fifteenth century on
    • recent times, however, have at last arrived at seeing that the sun is
    • in the center and Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
    • thinking from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, has had
    • centuries. They had to give themselves up to fantastic ideas about
    • been greatly intensified in men during the last few centuries
    • followed a course in the centuries just past that drew man away from
    • of spiritual matters ever since the fourteenth century. It has been a
    • sense of these faculties, slept deeply in the centuries indicated. On
    • they had left reality. Because these capacities slept, past centuries
    • humanity has even become freer than it was in earlier centuries, and
    • I chose for an example. In the centuries gone by, and right up to
    • will bear the traces of our having passed through the centuries since
    • centuries. Quite different practical operations, practical mastery of
    • the past centuries. This mystery must first be grasped on its depths;
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    • Last Third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • marked the evolution of mankind in the course of centuries, of
    • in the course of its descent, in the course of its evolution, which
    • with the knowledge thus acquired. Thus from these Mystery centres
    • legal Act, even that magnificent painting of Michelangelo in the
    • Spiritual concerns were borrowed from the East. In Central Europe,
    • life. Of the legal element there is much in Central Europe, whilst
    • In the nineteenth century, again and again, we can see how men strove
    • first time in the much-confused nineteenth century how men attempted
    • century, attempted in particular to fertilize the remnant still left
    • Central Europe which had already revolted against tradition. We find
    • point out that already in Central Europe, the intellect, the pure
    • Central Europe, and this intimate knowledge reflects itself in the way
    • I was recently informed of something which is significant in historic
    • The periodical, The Threefold Social Organism, recently
    • Recently an article by a doctor in Sociology was brought to me. It
    • especially in recent years. So one can even call this man the Rasputin
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    • Last Third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • When I have had occasion in recent years to speak on any of the great
    • about a new ascent?” For it must have been very clear to you in
    • nineteenth century, or towards the last third of it, who, from a
    • especially in Central Europe, for the dreadful conditions into which
    • so much of the fate of Central Europe depends?” If we do not
    • twentieth century, that which was suitable to Caesar's day is
    • came to pass in the last third of the nineteenth century, the event
    • inspirer for three centuries, at this very time the demonic opposing
    • the centre between Ahriman and Lucifer. The Christ power must permeate
    • first, Ahriman's the second, and in the centre, between the two, is
    • What then has happened in more recent days? Something has taken place
    • centuries, much that is Luciferic is hidden behind what is called
    • Christian evolution, that it was not till the third or fourth century
    • Christ. The event of Golgotha had already taken place some centuries
    • before, when those whose thoughts were centred upon that Event,
    • the third and fourth centuries the institution of Christmas; people
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    • Last Third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • since the middle of the fifteenth century, since the rise of the fifth
    • especially that which has come about since the fifteenth century
    • to present-day consciousness, is to be found in the centre of gravity
    • centred in the rest of his organism. That which comes into existence
    • arise from — the human centre of gravity. If a being adequately
    • points; in these points are centred the forces from which the course
    • that he must look upon the centre of man if he wished to find the
    • of the fifteenth century, has produced in the man of today. We cannot
    • age since the fifteenth century. At the same time another Ethics,
    • the Science of Initiation. I have spoken recently about these facts,
    • the eighth pre-Christian century. We see, about two hundred years
    • climax in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. But this age of
    • are the men who, during the nineteenth century, have applied to the
    • come from the Gospels through the scientific method of last century?
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    • Last Third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • NINETEENTH CENTURY
    • content. Since the last third of the nineteenth century, the Spiritual
    • of the nineteenth century, the Spiritual World has willed to re-enter
    • more since the last third of the nineteenth century, to enter our
    • spirit of the past has recently uttered quite remarkable words at
    • ‘Anthroposophy’ after his exit, complained recently that he
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    • Last Third of the Nineteenth Century,
    • century (i.e., the eighteenth century) and the beginning of
    • wonderful world of plastic forms, so the German, more concentrated
    • of the people of Central Europe at that time.” At that time it
    • nineteenth century. Modern man stands before a terrible fact today
    • of last century an educationist, Heinrich Deinhardt, lived in Vienna,
    • slight accident. Yes, in Central Europe, men whose will was directed
    • “I happened to have a talk recently with a young Swedish
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    • that the forces of the soul are concentrated upon it alone. In the
    • within it by imagination and concentration. This power is attained in
    • through meditation and concentration, and then to empty of content
    • which we took in inner activity and concentration of will in order to
    • only as the concentrated physical object that is seen by the senses.
    • concentrated when we look up to the sun. Though it may sound strange
    • physical moon is only the physical concentration, while the
    • place, but beginning with those that were the most recent and tracing
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    • imagination and concentration, by means of certain exercises, the
    • becomes so strong that he is not only able to concentrate the full
    • more recent times of human evolution. It began, gradually, some three
    • or four centuries after the Mystery of Golgotha. In the more ancient
    • century after Christianity that gradually developed in humanity dead
    • that until the third or fourth century after Golgotha something still
    • four centuries to understand the Mystery of Golgotha; even as the
    • the first few centuries there was a certain understanding of the
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    • civilization in the last three or four centuries. It is true that
    • case, even as late as the 18th Century. People of today have no
    • That was not the view in comparatively recent times: it was really the
    • Even as late as the 18th Century, when those who had not been infected
    • the most enlightened spirits even as late as the 18th Century. I shall
    • is that sprouts in the innocent green of the plants and what is even
    • men even in the 18th Century. They still felt vividly the difference
    • Century, experienced nature and man and described them to their
    • men in the 18th Century — outer nature in its essential
    • innocent nature becomes, in the form of guilt in the welling-up of
    • as the 18th Century said: And the Dragon, the Old Serpent, was cast
    • definitely in the Gemüt of 18th Century men that one could
    • Thus the situation had changed for people of the 18th Century from
    • and persisted into the 18th Century. But those who held this view knew
    • to lift their gaze. And as a matter of fact, in the 18th Century there
    • Century would have to be represented pictorially somewhat as follows:
    • dragon still harbored by many people of the 18th Century. It was also
    • It was at the end of the 19th century that Michael could say: The
    • — In the evolution of mankind the last third of the 19th Century
    • more and more, and in the last third of the 19th Century there
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    • 18th Century souls this conception was still fully alive.
    • Gemüt, then, dwells in the very center of
    • manifold, mighty and magnificent are indeed the spiritual effects,
    • Undoubtedly you will admit that in the course of the last centuries
    • the 19th Century is in effect an apostasy from the Michael
    • 19th Century. What the Dragon had hoped to achieve through
    • warmth into this human Gemüt. Recent centuries have heaped
    • centuries; but what we need today is warmth of Gemüt, and
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    • Conflict with the Dragon persisted into the 18th Century as
    • be found in the first half of the 19th Century, men for
    • inner exaltation, shutting itself off and concentrating within itself
    • Similarly, all through Central Europe, in parts of Germany, in the
    • The more a renascent spiritual science makes it possible for us to
    • is the enthusiasm, the incentive, for what must be done on earth if a
    • Century naturally refused to believe in any relation between the
    • circles about the great 19th Century botanists Schleiden
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    • something that may be practical for a day, but never for a century. In
    • order to be practical for a century, the matter in question must be in
    • three or four centuries mankind has simply acquired the habit of considering
    • Mystery of Golgotha through the descent of Christ, the Sun-Spirit,
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • from the central point of our being. Every man is aware of this; he
    • from below, up from the centre of the earth, but everything comes in
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • to the seventh century. In this book dealing with heredity there
    • existence he traverses that path which I have described recently in
    • but was in this way made to be reticent, to speak very little, to
    • Thus, when man, in his descent into earthly existence,
    • descent to the earth man is exposed to the influences of the impulses
    • earthly element upwards in a centrifugal direction.
    • consist in man’s concentrating inwardly on certain organs of
    • contracting a muscle through concentration when standing still). When
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • most beneficent, most perfect, most beautiful. This is shown us when
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • descent thou hast separated the plants from thee. They are cast off
    • evanescent plant-formation absorbs the albumen and becomes something
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • back into a time six or seven centuries or even earlier before the
    • Mysteries at Ephesus centred in the first place in that which sounds
    • concentrate on human speech. Again and again the pupil was urged as
    • descent and the drawing down with it the animals to the earth, is so
    • as the Goetheanum had become the centre of anthroposophical activity.
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    • The Mystery Centres of Hibernia
    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • to speak today of another Mystery Centre which also stands in a
    • Mystery Centres and their keynote-giving impulses, once to be found
    • relatively much harder to approach the ancient Mystery Centres of
    • Record, than it is in the case of the other Mystery Centres. For when
    • these Mystery Centres of Hibernia are approached with inner vision
    • one receives the impression that the pictures of these Centres
    • In these Mystery Centres there were of course Initiates,
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • into the vision of the last condition before the descent into the
    • different Mystery Centres the vision into the super-sensible world is
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • backward s into the time which immediately preceded the descent to
    • with inner honesty could say such a thing when inhaling the scent of
    • centre, as if the air in him became condensed, so that, if we would
    • through so many trials, a Centre of the Great Mysteries, a Centre of
    • centuries after the rise of Christianity and approximately to the
    • ninth or tenth post-Christian centuries. Examine historical works
    • centuries. — Then the material begins to be set out more fully.
    • constructions which are now placed in these centuries. But that is
    • spread in the most magnificent way. But it finally overwhelmed that
    • magnificent imaginative pictures which announced the Redeemer as a
    • revelations of something magnificent, mighty macrocosmic images,
    • In the first half of the 17th century there flowed in that which was
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • further activity in their journey towards central Europe and the
    • to central Europe, through the British Isles, through Brittany,
    • in the first centuries of Christian development, we find here and
    • knowledge, in order to find in the first Christian centuries those
    • fairly numerous personalities. In the later centuries, from the 8th
    • and 9th to the 15th and 16th centuries such personalities became
    • quiescent state. Thus it is the Saturn lead-forces which enable thee
    • beneficently inspired with the forces of memory by the Cosmos. It was
    • Greek civilisation, as the fourth century began, this first
    • become the thought-world of humanity for many centuries, try to build
    • philosophy in Central Europe.
    • certain human beings in Central Europe. Theophrastus had given his
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • of the ancients in the fourth pre-Christian century, that in spite of
    • the fact that he only sent out a kind of system of logic into central
    • Spain, and spread into certain regions in Central Europe as the
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • deepened in the various Mystery-Centres which were to be found here
    • during the first few centuries after the foundation of Christianity.
    • third of the 14th century, when people saw everything in the aspect
    • centuries came the great transformation, when man dropped with his
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • the earth commenced a few centuries after the foundation of
    • centuries when, as you know, a new epoch in human evolution began.
    • the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • as regards our knowledge in recent times; and it was this dreadful
    • nothing today — and even in the 12th to 15th centuries very
    • In the epoch during the first centuries after the rise
    • epoch, a few centuries after the rise of Christianity Astrology
    • which in the Middle Ages, let us say, in the 14th or 15th centuries
    • the 8th, 9th and 10th centuries, and even into the 13th century, we
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    • of humanity through the centuries including: the Ephesian Mysteries of
    • to the 15th centuries.
    • striving for knowledge which existed during these centuries in almost
    • every region of Europe, in Central Europe, Western and Southern
    • but who laboured between the 14th and 15th centuries. I mentioned in
    • laboratories between the 14th and 15th centuries, but something which
    • the pupil had been prepared through the majestic and magnificent
    • epoch from the 10th to the 15th century after Christ. The medieval
    • This occurred as late as the 15th century, that the
    • Dinosaurus is found in the Desert of Gobi as recently. That is an
    • metamorphoses which are so magnificent — the change from carbon
    • Aristotelianism worked so strongly right on into the 15th century,
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    • nineteenth century a kind of axiom was put forward by nearly
    • reality itself. This is the ascent through the three stages
    • from empirical science. In recent times it has been impossible
    • arachnoidal space, the central canal of the spinal cord, and
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    • It seems to me that a belief has arisen with a certain urgency in recent
    • true sense of what for centuries, for millennia, had been called healing.
    • half of the nineteenth century would have to be astonished, amazed, at its
    • customary in recent times, that prevents us, in the transitions from one to
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    • social phenomenon in recent evolution: through the split of humanity
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    • striving away from the center of the earth. You may make a stimulating
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    • us be quite honest with ourselves. During the nineteenth century
    • takes his start purely from empirical science. In recent times people
    • arachnoidal cavity, central canal of the spinal cord and the
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    • which has been growing steadily for more than half a century.
    • nineteenth century, claimed to have discovered laws, according to
    • the fifteenth century, something in the attitude of the human soul
    • War of Secession in the sixties of last century, Woodrow Wilson
    • Central and South America, into Europe. What was formerly an exchange
    • the value of commodities has been concealed in recent times by the
    • that long ago in Central Europe and until the end of the Middle Ages
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    • centuries, certain evils have arisen. The evils are evident enough:
    • administrative districts. Then there must be some kind of central
    • management over the whole, and, above all those, a central board to
    • demand nothing less than that this hierarchy of the central
    • shall be engaged and appointed to their places by the central office
    • shall be effected by the central office. The entire production would
    • in the recent periods of modern civilization, seven hundred to eight
    • production on his own initiative these are the results of the recent
    • metals began to be introduced into Europe from Central and South
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    • last few centuries, as I have already shown in the first lecture,
    • evolution of humanity for centuries has been that the conceptions of
    • unnoticed. Of course, the institutions of the last centuries have
    • the course of centuries. And this dogma has become so firmly fixed
    • will be found that since the middle of the fifteenth century the
    • During recent years we
    • followed the events of recent war-years knows that at the end the
    • century that the demand for democracy, that is, for a representative
    • industrial centers; 3. Chambers of Commerce; 4. Provincial Councils.
    • markets and industrial centers, with the Chambers of Commerce or the
    • calling itself the Center, representing purely cultural interests,
    • centuries and think of the incentive given to the men of that period
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    • century have been dealt with, we can find only one answer. Although
    • views which are the result of half a century of social work from
    • isolated, very commendable efforts of recent years, the chief
    • will be the future of art, if it is inspired only by the recent
    • him it appears that for the last few centuries the religious bodies
    • forbidden to the sciences for centuries, the sciences themselves now
    • throughout the centuries of human evolution, the question regarding
    • evolution of the last few centuries, is no longer able to solve the
    • the central organ, is the sensory nerves, which are stimulated by
    • center. The second kind of nerves, the so-called motor nerves, pass
    • from the center out to the limbs. These motor-nerves enable us to use
    • to the central organ, so that the outer sense-perceptions may be
    • covering for a spiritual center of work; for external social
    • likely to reverence them? Since the middle of the fifteenth century
    • was very different in earlier centuries from that even of many
    • theologians of the later centuries, especially of the nineteenth. How
    • in recent times! The man of Nazareth has been designated “the
    • social future. Much, very much has been said recently on the subject
    • centered at Dornach, which has to a great extent met with
    • spiritual-scientific movement. But when we recently began, in Zurich
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    • that actually for centuries the most important impulses of humanity
    • preparation has been made for centuries, the work of bringing order
    • that a unitary, free, spiritual life came into being centuries ago,
    • organization has completely merged itself in the course of recent
    • centuries in the powerful interests of the economic body. It has
    • the population, demands that a political system, centralized, and
    • the last centuries to be carried to their final consequence. The
    • last few centuries have the impulses of law and morality been torn
    • actually been developing for centuries apart from the realities of
    • actual evolution of humanity in recent times up to the present day.
    • It sees how, in the course of long centuries, one form of social life
    • centuries, it is comprehensible that there should be persons
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    • century they have asserted themselves with particular energy, and
    • ever more and more decidedly up to the beginning of the 20th century,
    • the beginning of the 20th century. Just as production and consumption
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    • very recent creation. It did not arise until the time when the
    • economic life has changed, even during the nineteenth century. You
    • during the first half of the century, what was practically the modern
    • century. The great social questions which arise out of economic
    • first half of the nineteenth century: and those who wanted to think of
    • come into being by the first third of the nineteenth century. Through
    • as the first third of the nineteenth century. Starting from this time,
    • first third of the nineteenth century it still essentially
    • first third of the nineteenth century were essentially old:
    • half, of the nineteenth century. In England, during the first half of
    • the century, there was already what we may call a reckoning with
    • third of the nineteenth century. Then there rapidly took place an
    • system. In the first half of the nineteenth century Germany had been
    • character still existed in the first third of the nineteenth century.
    • nineteenth century took place far more consciously than in England. In
    • true, is it not, that as the last third of the nineteenth century drew
    • nineteenth century, the structure of the economic life was permeated
    • one. In the second third of the century its evolution had been subject
    • depended. The whole economy of the nineteenth century, as it evolved
    • twentieth century, though the world was unaware of the fact, we stood
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    • the century, which at that time was entitled: “Theosophy and the
    • 15th or 16th century — economic questions
    • interesting study — especially for the first centuries of the
    • centuries and reached its climax in the nineteenth century. Then the
    • be complete. For it would mean that the maximum concentration of work,
    • published long ago.* In recent times our economic life has begun to
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    • consuming process. This contrast has played a great part recently in
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    • of the economic process as it were in the nascent state — to
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    • can be no doubt about it, during recent times it has clearly emerged
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    • I am referring to the price of rye in certain districts of Central
    • the economic life of recent times. Take France, for instance; I take
    • France was innocent of the. War. For, the moment we want to prove that
    • into the economic life. (In a certain community it has recently become
    • recently, I have far too often heard this word, the
    • century and on into the twentieth, and so you can observe this
    • should have to go to the nineteenth century for a rather glaring
    • recent times England has been chosen by Marx as a means of studying
    • of the eighteenth century, it is the functions of Trade Capital which
    • of what is decent and proper conduct, it may become very fair, but it
    • century, if we are considering the world-economy which was gradually
    • century, the economic processes of trade and industry
    • Loaned Capital only began in the nineteenth century — indeed only
    • towards the second third of the nineteenth century. And it is at this
    • nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. With the
    • last decades of the nineteenth century, the circulation of money has
    • a peculiar phenomenon of the nineteenth century, particularly the end
    • of the nineteenth century. In Economics, everything depends on an
    • Down to the first third of the nineteenth century, there were true
    • — that is the end towards which, as the nineteenth century drew
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    • Now with the last third of the nineteenth century, there was a
    • about a century ago no longer hold good to-day. What we need is an
  • Title: Lecture I: Man's Life on Earth
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    • fifth century before the Mystery of Golgotha, man had lost all power
    • has its centre and representative in the Sun. The real essence
    • of initiation, during the first centuries after Christ, —
    • three or four centuries of Christian evolution, a good deal was still
    • first Christian centuries, to recognise from these how deeply
    • centuries after Christ. Since that time man has gone through a
    • centuries too early. This method of attack on the part of the
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    • from us we now feel the Universe which until recently was ours. It
    • death and rebirth goes on for many centuries, and if a man is born,
    • say, in the 20th century, his descent will have been prepared for
    • gradually, even as early as the 15th century. All through this time
    • great-great ... grandfather of yours, way back in the 15th century,
    • spiritual worlds. And in the 17th century when a rather less distant
    • of human beings. Even as late as the 12th or 13th century A.D., souls
    • 12th century were aware of these mysterious forces working down to
    • realize that even as late as the 12th and 13th centuries there were
    • 15th century, and at long last the 19th and the 20th. Now man no
    • thinking-in-images, has run its course. With the 19th century it has
    • You may have to proceed as follows. One day you concentrate on him as
    • abstract notions. Therefore you concentrate on some real
    • the 4th century of our era an actual organization, a specific body of
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • The Descent of the Spirit
    • movement that is reminiscent of the planetary movements. Then into
    • whole theology of the 19th and 20th centuries has failed, because
    • time it was what we find described by the Greeks as the descent into
    • example I gave recently to Oxford of how this liberation has to
    • the world in the last third of the 19th century, opposing powers were
    • 19th century the possibility began to arise for men to seek
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    • has been made in the newspapers recently to questions that are being
    • course of the centuries it has gradually come about that men are so
    • will be the forces he receives in the course of his descent from
    • he establishes with the spheres in the course of his descent from the
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    • I would like to bring our recent studies to a certain conclusion. To
    • As I have mentioned in the recent public lectures, this can happen in
    • the Moon, living as they do also here on Earth. Concentrated though
    • backward recapitulation of his recent Earth-life. A few days ago I
    • will recall, I was telling in recent lectures. In the age before the
    • centuries later.
    • birth. First he experiences the ascent to independent consciousness
    • present earthly time it is as I have been relating. In his descent
    • prepared it for himself within the starry spheres, at his descent he
    • 19th century changes whose origin is in the spiritual world began to
    • with true cognition, whereas for many centuries before, while
    • information accumulated in the last few centuries? It lives as
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    • fifth century before the Mystery of Golgotha, man had lost all power
    • has its centre and representative in the Sun. The real essence
    • of initiation, during the first centuries after Christ, —
    • three or four centuries of Christian evolution, a good deal was still
    • first Christian centuries, to recognise from these how deeply
    • centuries after Christ. Since that time man has gone through a
    • centuries too early. This method of attack on the part of the
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    • from us we now feel the Universe which until recently was ours. It
    • death and rebirth goes on for many centuries, and if a man is born,
    • say, in the 20th century, his descent will have been prepared for
    • gradually, even as early as the 15th century. All through this time
    • great-great ... grandfather of yours, way back in the 15th century,
    • spiritual worlds. And in the 17th century when a rather less distant
    • of human beings. Even as late as the 12th or 13th century A.D., souls
    • 12th century were aware of these mysterious forces working down to
    • realize that even as late as the 12th and 13th centuries there were
    • 15th century, and at long last the 19th and the 20th. Now man no
    • thinking-in-images, has run its course. With the 19th century it has
    • You may have to proceed as follows. One day you concentrate on him as
    • abstract notions. Therefore you concentrate on some real
    • the 4th century of our era an actual organization, a specific body of
    • faculty to concentrate in a single point within the heart and thence
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    • The Descent of the Spirit
    • movement that is reminiscent of the planetary movements. Then into
    • whole theology of the 19th and 20th centuries has failed, because
    • time it was what we find described by the Greeks as the descent into
    • example I gave recently to Oxford of how this liberation has to
    • the world in the last third of the 19th century, opposing powers were
    • 19th century the possibility began to arise for men to seek
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    • has been made in the newspapers recently to questions that are being
    • course of the centuries it has gradually come about that men are so
    • will be the forces he receives in the course of his descent from
    • he establishes with the spheres in the course of his descent from the
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    • I would like to bring our recent studies to a certain conclusion. To
    • As I have mentioned in the recent public lectures, this can happen in
    • the Moon, living as they do also here on Earth. Concentrated though
    • backward recapitulation of his recent Earth-life. A few days ago I
    • will recall, I was telling in recent lectures. In the age before the
    • centuries later.
    • birth. First he experiences the ascent to independent consciousness
    • present earthly time it is as I have been relating. In his descent
    • prepared it for himself within the starry spheres, at his descent he
    • 19th century changes whose origin is in the spiritual world began to
    • with true cognition, whereas for many centuries before, while
    • information accumulated in the last few centuries? It lives as
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture I: The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • more clear in the middle of the fourth decade of this century,
    • another descent of Christ into the flesh, as another physical
    • led humanity's descent into the physical plane appears again after
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • period extending over a few centuries or millenia. Only one who
    • relatively few centuries. You might then ask yourselves how much the
    • the course of these few centuries. Try for a moment to call before
    • the versions that circulated in Rome even a century after
    • once described it to be or what was learned in recent times. These
    • convinced that the descent of Christ to the earth, which was expected
    • to take place during this century. It is just as important for those
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • bore the guilt for the descent of humanity.
    • to the relatively recent doctrine of the Buddha that the individual
    • this century, and in the following two thousand years more and more
    • toward the earth's center, and its upper part stands in relation to
    • as man believes that the ascent of the physical into the etheric has
    • whether our vision is clear or clouded. Even in this century, and
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • in the nineteenth century from the way it thought in the eighteenth,
    • nineteenth century had a physical brain and an etheric body suitable
    • appeared. In the eighteenth century there was the so-called
    • the I. In the second half of the eighteenth century the average human
    • its central effects.
    • corresponds to the ascent to a spiritual life that has just been
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • human beings have learned to know that the I is a firm central point
    • century, before the next millennium — indeed, for a few human
    • beings during the first half of the twentieth century — to
    • human beings even in the first half of the twentieth century, and for
    • middle of our century, as delicate saplings of human soul life in
    • understanding in the middle of our century, because Kali Yuga has run
    • apparent in the middle of the twentieth century, however, it will be
    • pre-Christian centuries will be renewed for humanity, but everything
    • teaching according to which Christ in our century will become truth
    • into all spiritual worlds — just as the descent of Christ into
    • which will present itself in our century, have its effect also in the
    • middle of the twentieth century who will use the materialistic
    • century a man appeared as Christ in Smyrna and gained a huge
    • In the past centuries this was not so terrible, because
    • the Christ again in our century in a higher form. Those who strive
    • century to century. Again and again those who stand in this
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VI: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • twentieth century has passed, some people will, with full
    • in a physical body. From the middle of the twentieth century on, and
    • the possibility for attaining this development. Recently, I explained
    • those early centuries after Christ, Solomon's symbols could be
    • if dead, as he preached. This is reminiscent of the events that
    • The centuries up to our present time have been filled by
    • In the next centuries it will often be proclaimed that
    • of the last centuries in this light will be neither astonished nor
    • happened just before the Crusades and also in the seventeenth century
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VII: The Return of Christ
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • yet been recognized by human science. In this twentieth century of
    • portion of humanity. Before the end of the century, for instance, it
    • twentieth century from the following. Paul could learn about
    • experience the event of Damascus in the twentieth century will
    • to these false messiahs of the twentieth century: you have announced
    • been in the sign of Pisces for several centuries. In the near future
    • has been foreseen for many centuries by those who call themselves
    • a portion of humanity of the twentieth century, just as the others
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VIII: The Etheric Vision of the Future
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • centuries the teachings penetrated out of small brotherhoods and, for
    • era in which the ascent to higher worlds must take place with clear,
    • with it the cyanide compounds, as has recently been established by
    • centuries; at the time of Christ the vernal equinox was in the
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IX: The Etherization of the Blood
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • how little the will is directly influenced from the human center. Why
    • esoteric research of recent years, undertaken by individuals among
    • that has its beginning in the twentieth century: the appearance of
    • as were the achievements of electricity in the nineteenth century. A
    • Buddha and who from century to century returns ever and again in a
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture X: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 1
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • twentieth century is one that should bring about in the evolution of
    • Christ will come about in the course of the twentieth century, and
    • We know that since the middle of the nineteenth century this
    • the event of the twentieth century, this event of the appearance of
    • five centuries.
    • the course of the second half of the nineteenth century, about which
    • nineteenth century, many brotherhoods of the West introduced
    • more intense in the next five centuries. These evil brotherhoods now
    • lead, in the course of the twentieth century, to the appearance about
    • century, for His coming as etheric individuality to be unobserved by
    • through Christ in the twentieth century and to continue further, to
    • counterfeiting the appearance of Christ in the twentieth century. He
    • century, not by substituting another individuality; for that purpose
    • course of the twentieth century. Humanity is actually inserted within
    • centuries. It was truly protected from all possible illusions, more
    • disseminators of Christianity in the early Christian centuries
    • impulses of humanity. In the fourth and fifth centuries particularly,
    • Irish initiates were active in Central Europe. They began there, and
    • initiate-knowledge that revealed that in the fifteenth century (1413,
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • the middle of the nineteenth century, certain truths must be revealed
    • middle of the nineteenth century. This event was the struggle between
    • because it is related to all that through many centuries has been
    • veiled this fact for centuries or millennia, but one must consider
    • explanation for the unique task of Ireland throughout the centuries.
    • could be raised by sixty per cent. The chosen ones are thus made,
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    • centuries. There is much talk today about the ancient alchemy. The
    • the sixteenth century on, a fog has been spread over these things;
    • spiritual science that has marked the centuries since the sixteenth
    • century. It was necessary for humanity to sleep through the spiritual
    • evolving during the last centuries, ideas which, in the way they have
    • centuries. In the ancient atavistic sense they were also viewed more
    • knowledge. While science for centuries has beheld only processes
    • Christ impulse, as it appears in the twentieth century, is to be
    • centaur; he contains this lower, bestial, astral nature. His humanity
    • of the eighteenth century.
    • the end of the eighteenth century and the representatives of the new
    • seventeenth, sixteenth centuries — must therefore be harnessed
    • sixteenth centuries, which makes itself noticeable by clothing itself
    • war today between the Entente and the Central Powers. There is
    • realities. The struggle between the Entente and the Central Powers is
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    • Steiner boldly announces the central 20th century spiritual event: the
    • that has appeared recently to support what is called the theory of
    • of date. Read the recent book by a theologian, a book remarkable in
    • etheric reappearance of Christ in the twentieth century and that I
    • of Golgotha and the necessary ascent of humanity, starting from our
    • In my recent book,
    • of the earth only through humanity's ascent to spirituality. Of this
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    • Anyone who has rightly understood what was brought forward in recent
    • point of view. A central Europe is meant to which France and Italy do
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • eleventh centuries A.D., and which only very
    • among stragglers, as it were as late as the nineteenth century. I do
    • people belonging to these centuries. In point of fact it is not
    • as between the ninth and tenth centuries A.D.,
    • scholar of the ninth century to imagine Angels, Archangels, or
    • eyes. You will find that before the tenth century, scholars always
    • centuries countless priests of the Catholic Church were quite
    • the Intelligences of the Cosmos. With the ninth and tenth centuries,
    • thirteenth and fourteenth centuries — even in a sense, the
    • scholars of the eighteenth century — had ideas of warmth, air,
    • centuries one would have been able to give the account quite
    • enthusiasm.” Even in the beginning of the nineteenth century
    • centre or kernel; and the Seraphim enwrap the whole in a mantle of
    • established a kernel and centre, where the Cherubim have made a kind
    • And indeed until the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries men knew what
    • would have had to speak in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries.
    • iridescent play of Colour he has to see in a great cosmic harmony,
    • at Newton's theory till the eighteenth century, but in that
    • end of the eighteenth century, whence colour comes, who knew with
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • Centres of the Mysteries in the Middle Ages
    • of the ninth or tenth century after Christ. We learnt how such strivings
    • and beginning of the nineteenth centuries; and I endeavoured to tell
    • was able to take place. I described in the lectures recently given at
    • centres and the adoption of them as the official places — if I
    • say that from the time of the fourth century it is no longer to be
    • into the fifteenth century. The spiritual streams that were working
    • during these centuries are in large measure to be traced to the
    • as it is in that time — it is about the twelfth century —
    • impulse was working in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The
    • whole man, concentrated in the organs of speech; the secret and
    • several centuries to spend their lives in endeavours of this kind. It
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • open for many centuries and given entrance by way of natural gift and
    • and on through the following century. They heard tell how, only a
    • continued its way. And after a few centuries we come to the time when
    • time from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, there was still
    • century, being born about 1430. Raimund of Sabunda is a remarkable
    • century, it is all given in a vague, impersonal style, philosophical
    • great Initiate of the twelfth century, whose work and influence I
    • Pico della Mirandola, who also belongs to the fifteenth century.
    • century. He says: “What is on Earth has undoubtedly come about
    • Earth.” Thus we have in the fifteenth century, in such a
    • the fifteenth century, on the occasion of a ritual arranged for this
    • succeeding centuries, we can always find individual spirits who lived
    • fifteenth century onwards through the sixteenth, seventeenth, and
    • eighteenth centuries. You might find him in some country village as a
    • men, who were often regarded as eccentric, no clear and exact answer;
    • of the eighteenth century, the nature of the Divine and the nature of
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • What I have been telling you in recent lectures requires to be carried
    • spiritual knowledge through the centuries, and of the form it has
    • taken in recent times, and I have been able to show how from the
    • the nineteenth century, the spiritual knowledge that was present
    • thirteenth centuries. In a personality like Agrippa of Nettesheim,
    • also a Demon. When we go back to the twelfth or thirteenth century,
    • the fifteenth century. Then came the tremendous change, which no one
    • fifteenth, in the sixteenth centuries, and even later, there was a
    • the Earth must be for Man in the centre of the Universe, and the
    • Earth in the centre, could now be set another World-System, that has
    • the Sun in the centre, and the Earth revolving round the Sun —
    • happened in recent times? (The teacher is speaking to the pupil.)
    • eighteenth century such communications became impossible, but until
    • the great change that has come about in the last centuries in the way
    • taught much later, say in the seventeenth century. — You will
    • But in the seventeenth century this externality was taken as a matter
    • eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is genuine and true. Beautiful
    • eighteenth century who speak of a downfall of all that is human, and
    • these men of the eighteenth century say applies just as well to our
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • Schools in the 18th and First Half of the 19th Century
    • modern times, particularly after the eighteenth century, for what I
    • have told you is really true, namely that in recent times what has
    • recently made its appearance, is the external observation of Nature,
    • as the middle of the nineteenth century. And in order that we may
    • nineteenth century and are really survivals of the ancient wisdom.
    • the nineteenth century. Once more we find a small group — call
    • it a school if you will — a lonely school of Central Europe.
    • became aware that at a certain place in Central Europe there existed
    • late as the nineteenth century, within this little community or
    • century by men who based their knowledge on good old traditions of
    • the scent of the dog was connected with these currents of warmth and
    • the East too speaks of this concentration on the root of the nose,
    • this concentration on the point between the eyebrows. (This is how
    • the exact spot is defined.) But in truth this concentration is a
    • concentration on the miniature man that is situated in this spot and
    • guidance: he learned to apprehend, in intensely concentrated thought,
    • astral light his whole life long. The dog scents only that which has
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    • since the 9th century. Formerly there was an awareness of the spiritual
    • the nineteenth century, and into which human beings will have to
    • the spiritual world since the first third of the fifteenth century
    • Recently I have been
    • follows. — Quite distinctly until the fourth century
    • twelfth and thirteenth century, man was able to draw forth from
    • century A.D. Even among the first Fathers of
    • persons, even until the twelfth or thirteenth century. But when the
    • the twelfth or thirteenth century — we find the visions
    • already in the twelfth or thirteenth century. What happened can be
    • the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Then human beings began to
    • in the vast expanse. For a time — until the nineteenth century
    • mainly to the subjective life; the new Initiation concentrates
    • nineteenth century, men can meet Michael in the Spirit, in a fully
    • century and became strong in the twentieth — stronger and
    • ordered, or rather, have become sadly disordered in the most recent
    • fifteenth century; so that the form, the mechanism which comes to
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    • the centre of our considerations; a picture which is in truth a deep
    • through space to combat this sulphurous element are concentrated in
    • of recent centuries, we can see that the chief feature of this
    • recent times; it is iron that has planted in the physical world everything
    • materialism of mankind in the last four centuries is shown not merely
    • impulses of recent times man has applied iron to this material
    • continued to appeal to man for centuries, even thousands of years.
    • the last few centuries, especially the 19th century, there would be
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    • entered ever since the last third of the 19th century, and into which
    • third of the 15th century than he ever did before. This new relation
    • Recently I have been
    • follows. Quite distinctly until the 4th century A.D., and in a
    • rudimentary way even until the 12th and 13th century, man was able to
    • remained until the 4th century A.D. Even among the first Fathers of
    • persons, even until the 12th or 13th century. But when the age of
    • — even into the 12th or 13th century — we find the
    • already in the 12th or 13th century. What happened can be expressed
    • the 13th or 14th century. Then human beings began to write in the
    • expanse. For a time — until the 19th century — men wrote
    • concentrates on the objective, — that is the great difference.
    • of the 1870's, the last third of the 19th century: — The same
    • nineteenth century, men can meet Michael in the spirit, in a fully
    • century and became strong in the twentieth — stronger and
    • ordered, or rather, disordered in the most recent times. For they
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    • centuries are governed by a different Being from the one who directed
    • centuries, or from the one who directs the cultural evolution of our
    • epochs the period which began about the 15th'16th century and which
    • century, a greatness which cannot be sufficiently admired. When one
    • these centuries, one sees that it has been accomplished by certain
    • end for the spiritual world with the last third of the 19th century.
    • For with the last third of the 19th century — and this is a fact
    • the 12th and 13th centuries. That was the special task of the age in
    • as these forces accumulate in mankind in the coming centuries.
    • century.
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    • of souls. Whereas during the course of previous centuries it was
    • to what past centuries have brought. Nor will it be long before those
    • nineteenth century a spiritual ‘tidal wave’ from higher
    • from many different sides, and have seen it to be the great centre of
    • the Christ Event as the great centre of gravity of human evolution.
    • what we can find of the teaching and outlook of the last centuries of
    • order from those that were there formerly. In the sixth century before
    • centuries before the Mystery of Golgotha. We find it everywhere. One
    • recently in a certain town, and as the practice often is, questions
    • In the intervening centuries other Beings from the rank of the
    • centuries since the Mystery of Golgotha down to our own time. But the
    • however which will make itself manifest from this century onwards. He
    • order to be within the Earth world. And all through the centuries
    • If it is possible in the 20th century for souls to evolve to an
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    • life. Then came a time about the sixth, fifth and fourth centuries
    • period of time. During the last third of the nineteenth century, the
    • century the time has once more come on earth in which the Michael
    • force which did not descend in former centuries. Thus we can face the
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    • came to pass in the last third of the nineteenth century, the event
    • inspirer for three centuries, at this very time the demonic opposing
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    • the springs that have given rise through centuries of human history
    • magnificent world of art there is no greater art than this one, which
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    • centuries and recall Odysseus and the giant Polyphemus in the
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    • associated with the Easter Festival for centuries — customs and
    • In the first centuries of Christianity — not at its immediate
    • foundation but in the course of the first centuries — Easter
    • centre of the Christian consciousness, passes through death. Good
    • Friday and Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is the day when the central
    • peoples of Asia Minor. A sacred image was the central point of the
    • Yet even in the first centuries of Christianity there were only few
    • of Nazareth, that the Earth had really been fertilised by the descent
    • through our initiation, the Christ whom we could reach by our ascent
    • For how did it really appear to the human beings in the centuries
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    • century A.D., instead of looking upward to the
    • aspect concentrated in the one historic action upon Golgotha.
    • succeeding centuries. Man's penetration into spiritual things becomes
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    • centuries humanity of the civilised world has undergone an evolution
    • in the first centuries of Christianity, could learn to know the
    • first Christian centuries which intended that all knowledge of such
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    • plants and animals before his descent to Earth. The ancient Initiate,
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    • receive the faculty of movement concentrated into his etheric body.
    • directly from the Sun before man's descent to Earth. Thus from the Sun
    • Thus we look back to ancient times when the descent of man
    • Mysteries, while the ascent, the resurrection in the Spirit,
    • simply superimposed on the Springtime Mystery of the descent. The
    • remember his descent into the Physical; and again when Nature is
    • declining man was to remember his ascent, his resurrection in the
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    • Never did human hearts and minds partake so intimately in this descent
    • could experience the final steps of man in his descent out of the
    • sense. Only at his descent to Earth did he become man and woman. But
    • How infinitely much had happened in the course of centuries for those
    • during a certain century. And once more the J O A resounded
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    • of the XIXth Century
    • A Convulsive Element in Humanity in the Nineteenth Century
    • Occult Movements of the 19th Century (formerly GA 164).
    • Century
    • recent lectures given here my endeavour has been to show how in the
    • middle of the 19th century a flood of materialism burst into the
    • Particularly in the most recent lectures [“The
    • Occult Movement in the 19th Century.” Course of 10 lectures.]
    • middle of the 19th century there were evidences in the external
    • crowning point in Polish literature of the 19th century.
    • century, the young freethinker Gutzkow — then in his twenties —
    • was published in the thirties of the 19th century — at the
    • of the 19th century, a work in which a comparatively young man
    • The description of the field of battle is magnificent.
    • in such magnificent contrast in this drama. As is clear from the
    • a magnificent expression of Polish Messianism. We see how with the
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    • of the XIXth Century
    • A Convulsive Element in Humanity in the Nineteenth Century
    • Occult Movements of the 19th Century (formerly GA 164).
    • the evolution of humanity, who in the middle of the 19th century
    • centuries and reaching a peak in the 19th century. This tide of
    • centred in the Mystery of Golgotha. Such feelings will enable these
    • markedly so since the last few centuries. They are remains from an
    • recently [See “The Occult Movement In the 19th
    • Century” — notably Lectures IX and X.] that a course
    • From indications I have given recently you will have
    • atom, of which I have recently spoken. These are fantasies of natural
    • 19th century through a crisis of a particular kind. This crisis
    • 14th century, of course, things have changed in this connection. —
    • case of Petrarch it was different, 1 century later, in the 14th
    • century, Petrarch read Virgil with far greater credence. He turned
    • century concerning that which — ever changing yet ever present
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    • A Convulsive Element in Humanity in the Nineteenth Century
    • Occult Movements of the 19th Century (formerly GA 164).
    • which I have been speaking here in recent weeks.
    • [“The Occult Movement in the 19th Century,”
    • four centuries — such men dimly divine and feel that they must
    • the full in the spiritual wrestlings of the 19th century. At the time
    • the beginning of the 19th century who believed, as did Fichte,
    • the 19th century when a certain mistrust of thinking became
    • the thirties of the 19th century, this soul found that a certain
    • Theodor Fechner, who in the fifties of [the] last century tried to build
    • 19th century. He was the same man who had the controversy with
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    • ODAY I propose to carry further certain points made in recent lectures
    • of these turning points has often been designated as the fifteenth century
    • century; and we might in this way go still further back. I have often
    • period prior to the eighth century before Christ; more different still
    • of the recurrent seasons. (I have recently and repeatedly lectured on
    • the centuries, had gradually faded, consciousness focused, instead,
    • century, at the start of the fifth post-Atlantean cultural epoch; that,
    • pre-Christian centuries the Greek felt how cosmic thought was disappearing
    • of the sixth pre-Christian century would have considered it comical
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    • frequently and recently described) is a soul-permeated, spirit-permeated
    • before my descent into the physical world. But color, tone harmonies,
    • spherically above us. And that the adjacent area is an image of the
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    • striving after descent into the physical world.
    • natural entities which are not spiritual; that is, in minerals. Recent
    • appeals to a phantasy concentrated in our eye, for this human eye with
    • that is why it appears yellow. Physics (I have characterized a recent
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    • HE LAST two lectures concentrated on artistic feeling and creation. I
    • four centuries, now, while marvelous relationships in nature were traced
    • the eighteenth century there emerged a guiding idea which Goethe and
    • during the nineties of the eighteenth century was regarded as as the
    • half of the nineteenth, century. With Schlegel, Tieck introduced Shakespeare
    • not less magnificently, they influenced Novalis.) In his younger years
    • century was mirrored in a receptive personality; how something like
    • century (I have often mentioned this) that man entered into materialism.
    • Goethe's time, indeed, right up to the middle of the nineteenth century.
    • and his century: a glorious presentation of the strivings of a personality
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    • space. Could one ever believe that the magnificent, comprehensive images
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    • from this truth, let us consider one of the arts: painting. Recently
    • in the sense of our recent lectures. Perceiving the gold in gold's color,
    • seventeenth century it was otherwise, for materialism affects the
    • for the gigantic tragedy which during this very century will break in
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    • During the recent materialistic age it was characteristic of those
    • the last few centuries became more and more enamored of abstractions,
    • more one becomes a stranger to art. For art desires and is centered
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    • the center. If we let yellow speak its own language, we make it strong
    • in the center and gradually fading and lightening toward the periphery.
    • its center. From this point of view one can appreciate the painters
    • with the fifteenth century it was natural and self-evident, and added
    • the nineteenth century notwithstanding. Once a Munich artist told me
    • the Messiah. He no longer dared to do this in the eighteenth century,
    • by having for centuries now held up, as an ideal of art, the imitation
    • is the way the poet shapes and forms it. Ninety-nine percent of those
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    • distinguished persons in the course of the nineteenth century, and
    • since the fifteenth century. When, therefore, people expounded
    • centred on his inner spiritual life. He builds up his Karma in
    • before our birth or descent to earth; we did not know it at all. That
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    • course of the nineteenth century. The children certainly learn a
    • — even in the middle of the nineteenth century such things
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    • there was a Conference on Agriculture in Central Europe, on which
    • lost, though only comparatively recently. In the eighteenth century
    • up the scent of the man, follows it and finds him. All this is due to
    • scents for a dog. The bearer of these scents is the olfactory nerve
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    • symmetry. Concentration exercises to awaken an active thinking as
    • conditions in Central Europe.) This can easily happen, but it is then
    • enormous gain to the child if the concentration on one subject for a
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    • centuries very little emphasis was laid upon putting together a whole
    • to thinking of wrongly for the last four or five centuries; they have
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    • nerves, crawls along the nerves towards the central organs, towards
    • like strings of an instrument in the centre of the body, that is,
    • and were not present before the descent to earth, are copies of the
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    • all over Central Europe when, let us say, several criminals are
    • do. In Central Europe it is customary to give a 3, or a 4. At the
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    • people coming to me recently and describing the manner in which they
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    • Greece of the fifth and fourth centuries before the Christian era,
    • Humoral pathology accepted until well into the nineteenth century —
    • century — are not a beginning only, but to a very significant degree
    • regarded less and less as the centuries went on; but nevertheless
    • of Hippocrates until the fifteenth century. Contemporary scientists
    • therefore have great difficulty in understanding pre-fifteenth century
    • fifteenth century, we find a collection of inherited maxims that
    • end of the fifteenth century into the seventeenth, and contributed
    • seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Stahl's school has wholly ceased
    • one comes to purely arbitrary assertions, and the nineteenth century
    • century had a rather different bearing upon medical thought. It was
    • the preceding century: the De sedibus et causis morborum per anatomen
    • conception in medicine. In the first half of the nineteenth century
    • these two decades, the forties and fifties of the nineteenth century,
    • have recently been spoken of even among minerals; and that there
    • half of the last century he devoted much energy to maintaining that
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    • all the organic activities centering round nutrition, digestion,
    • quality of this return is often different from its centrifugal
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    • century, these deficiencies in the medical conception led to what was
    • maintained that the more recent literature dealing with Paracelsus has
    • materialistic tendency of the nineteenth century has led to a complete
    • one from the centre to the periphery, and also one from the periphery
    • to the centre. Thus each motor nerve would have a complete double
    • growth should strictly speaking be the immediately adjacent part, its
    • strictly adjacent parts, but those of most use to the organism.
    • Therefore, it is quite impossible that the normally adjacent structure
    • of the human head with its various enclosed nerve centres, reminds one
    • that the nerve centres are enclosed in a firm armour of bone. The
    • to mankind, but if we postulate a starting point in the center, as it
    • Thus the central point of departure would lie not in the mineral
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    • at work to concentrate carbon; to make this substance the base of all
    • carbon concentration. Do not forget that the same substance is also
    • We have the initial stages of this process in what I have recently
    • this concentration on the nature of bacilli has nothing whatever to
    • I have recently termed the upper and lower spheres in man, which may
    • ascent of so-called more perfect classes, into what we can recognise
    • forces concentrated in two organs: the Pineal Gland and the so-called
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    • forces are active in this centrifugal tendency. All that is associated
    • concentrating tendency in which imponderables are held together. So we
    • concentrated in phosphorus. But as in that case, all depends on
    • and concentrate the imponderables, minerals that repel the
    • the mineral and the human. In recent times, there has been a very
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    • follow a spiral course around the central stalk. This spiral course
    • towards the centre. We have here the polarity between light and
    • very centre of these mighty forces and tensions is placed in a
    • in a recent public lecture, and in spiritualistic circles photography
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    • are not directly due to lunar influence (as recent theories claim),
    • obstinate life centred in one point meets the resistance of another
    • that has been recorded in medical literature for centuries, in order
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    • what happens as you pass between the trees, enveloped in the scent of
    • scent of the lime blossom. And you conclude that a process takes place
    • in the air as scent from the lime trees — arising without a doubt from
    • the scent of the lime blossom, though appealing to another sense, say
    • towards the evanescent scent of the flowers, while that of taste lives
    • that in the scent there is already an element of salification; there
    • “representation.” Yet it must be something organically adjacent to the
    • process of digestion, just as respiration is organically adjacent to
    • is the infinite circle concentrated to a point. The whole world is
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    • recently described in his extraordinarily illuminating address,
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    • automatically and irresistibly outwards, from the centre of the human
    • The elements most recently detached in the course of evolution, must
    • of outer nature, but in our “centre” — to which our digestion
    • discrimination between the peripheral man and the more central
    • dominion of the planets and stellar constellations. Centrally, as an
    • telluric-central man? Both these aspects of man are complexes of
    • On the other hand, the more centralised region, which is more
    • should have here a concentration of all that is both spiritually and
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    • substance affected to become fluorescent or phosphorescent, either
    • The kidney process may also operate in such a way as to accentuate its
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    • Levico water, which are as though compounded by some beneficent spirit
    • acquired strange features in its recent form; the power of rousing
    • concentric spheres. This is what can be perceived; the one element
    • as I have had occasion to point out, a concentration of the whole
    • world, to counteract the centrifugal radiance of the metal.
    • processes directed from above downwards centripetally are those into
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    • Recently, however, it appears to have dawned on some other people that
    • of nature become interiorised and centralised in man.
    • organism and that which goes inside and becomes central in the same
    • processes of the external world. For the last century and a half,
    • lies nearer the centre of the total organism. Call
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    • less concentrated in the Hippocratic School of Medicine. Let us
    • thinks less in its periphery than at the centre of its being. Mankind
    • centrally — that is with heart, lungs and so forth, in unison with
    • existence centrally in primeval mankind, is driven apart in modern man
    • with the whole man, and restricted to the central area. The diabetic
    • sphere causes the ego to work upon its own central organisation —
    • the whole earth. This process is centralised in the animal itself,
    • sphere is centred in the animal itself and is removed into its
    • lacks are simply what they require in order to unfold from a centre an
    • man it is situated more towards the centre of the whole physical
    • central man, for there we resemble the animal formation — but
    • result would be a magnificent herbaceous plant, with profuse blossoms.
    • concentrated there than is generally the case with plants; and on the
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    • aroused much interest of recent years. It is significant that we
    • the operation of the unconscious will. The centre for these conditions
    • working centripetally. In the legs and feet, the will works through
    • the astral body very strongly in a centrifugal direction radiating
    • above downwards, we find that the organs above the centre benefit
    • descend from the centre, in massage of the trunk, the greater the
    • penetrates all the organs adjacent to those of consciousness. This
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    • It is one of the chief services of the nineteenth century to have held
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    • centralised, in the human organism itself. By virtue of its lungs the
    • apart from the forces that organise and concentrate themselves in the
    • holds apart the telluric forces of the upper human being, which centre
    • inwards, towards the earth's centre.
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    • family descent among hæmophiliacs bleeding itself only appears in
    • bleeders. But if these marry women free from hæmophiliac descent, the
    • far clearer proofs than all the recent experiments by Weismann, etc.,
    • into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries active still in the
    • forces are especially concentrated in those substances. What operates
    • from the cosmos what in concentrated form is manifested as antimony.
    • force as present on earth and in its specific concentrated form, but
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    • you will call to mind our very recent lectures, you will realise that
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    • nature, another life of soul, a spirit soul, which makes its descent,
    • permanent soul-life is behind; it makes its descent and passes
    • When, with the descent of soul and spirit, the synthesizing activity
    • centrifugal impulse is at work all the time, pushing the body out.
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    • century so very difficult to follow. What is important for you,
    • sweating should be always mildly present in them in nascent state.
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    • process of creeping into the physical organism when the descent to
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    • system, it is centripetal; we go here inwards from ego to
    • centripetally arranged, from physical on the outside to ego within.
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    • percentage and let the child have a bath in it. This will work upon
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    • you know, calcium sulphate with 20 per cent water. So that here again
    • secretion. The medicament must enter the body in a centripetal
    • direction, in order to evoke a reaction that works centrifugally.
    • enema, a five per cent decoction, twice a week. If this does not help,
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    • centrifugally and drives the substantiality of the organism to the
    • opposite principle that works centripetally. You will accordingly
    • anyway, let us concentrate our attention on the main point. What L.
    • century that that sentence of Goethe's found its way, through me,
    • So you have here in Jena a centre for currents of influence that are
    • author of the “History of the Creation” and concentrate
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    • the first half of the nineteenth century the power to behold what is
    • first half of the nineteenth century people still had the idea that
    • conceptions in the first half of the nineteenth century; this idea of
    • development — egoism in the sense that man centres his
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    • fullness in recent times — from every kind of scientific
    • very centre of the soul's life. By thus directing all the
    • produced by concentration on a single thought) — and the
    • on, which work from the centre of the Earth towards the
    • must say that the entire globe is the central point, and that
    • these laws, then, which work from the centre of the Earth
    • towards the centre of the Earth from every direction, and which
    • Meditation we concentrate upon one particular thought; we
    • periphery of the Universe towards the centre of the Earth, in
    • from the centre of the Earth outwards in all directions. So
    • thought that we have concentrated upon, but it is also possible
    • is before the descent into earthly life, so now we know the
    • do not mean to say that in recent times Medicine has not made
    • way of remedies in recent times we find that they have only
    • ancient times there were the Mystery Centres in which a
    • connection with the Mysteries there were Centres of Healing.
    • There was to have been a centre of knowledge at the Goetheanum
    • rebuilt. It was to be a centre of knowledge where mankind would
    • course that there should be added to the Goetheanum a centre of
    • is established once again, side by side with the centre of
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    • remains far more at the periphery, is concentrated far more on
    • concentrated, that the silicic acid process is intensified;
    • circumference where the senses are concentrated; then we have
    • and the “centralised,” we have the
    • the senses, he needs more and more silicic acid; in the centre
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    • the centre of the brain from the senses, form a marvellous
    • Ego begins to withdraw to some extent from the central —
    • withdraws from the central brain, the astral organisation
    • organisation of the head is dislocated. The central brain
    • — into the central part of the brain ?
    • true, send back the Ego into the central nerves-and-senses
    • question of paralysing those centrifugal processes where the
    • The excessively active centrifugal forces which give
    • rise to hay-fever are combated by strong centripetal
    • men, there is a centre which is devoted to healing — near
    • to the Mystery-centre, a therapeutical centre, because a
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    • fullness in recent times — from every kind of scientific
    • very centre of the soul's life. By thus directing all the
    • concentration on a single thought) — and the length of
    • centre of the Earth towards the circumference. When we come to
    • is the central point, and that the laws of life are working
    • then, which work from the centre of the Earth outward, we add
    • knowledge of the laws which work inwards towards the centre of
    • concentrate upon one particular thought; we arrive at
    • the Universe towards the centre of the Earth, in
    • from the centre of the Earth outwards in all directions. So
    • thought that we have concentrated upon, but it is also possible
    • descent into earthly life, so now we know the continuation of
    • say that in recent times Medicine has not made immense
    • remedies in recent times we find that they have only been
    • there were the Mystery Centres in which a knowledge was
    • have been a centre of knowledge at the Goetheanum at Dornach in
    • centre of knowledge where mankind would have been able to
    • there should be added to the Goetheanum a centre of Healing.
    • by side with the centre of Knowledge, a centre of Healing. And
    • used as a blessing for humanity. Therefore, such a centre of
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    • remains far more at the periphery, is concentrated far more on
    • where the senses are especially concentrated, that the silicic
    • concentrated; then we have that which fills out the limbs and
    • centralised,’ we have the strongest silicic acid
    • senses, he needs more and more silicic acid; in the centre of
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    • interwoven. The nerves, as they continue on into the centre of
    • withdraw to some extent from the central — the white
    • central brain, the astral organisation withdraws more from the
    • is dislocated. The central brain begins to be less serviceable
    • the place it has left — into the central part of the
    • into the central nerves-and-senses system in the head, but we
    • centrifugal processes where the metabolic-limb system is
    • forces in the metabolism. The excessively active centrifugal
    • centripetal forces. Both the pathological and therapeutical
    • centre which is devoted to healing — near to the
    • Mystery-centre, a therapeutical centre, because a comprehensive
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    • upon the fact that during the last few centuries our entire
    • thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries. Since that time we learn only in
    • During the course of centuries a vast store of external knowledge has
    • But during these centuries all knowledge connected with man which
    • centripetal and tends earthwards, and another man, whose orientation
    • is centrifugal and tends to leave the earth. It will be seen that a
    • recognising these outward-streaming centrifugal forces in man, we
    • trace no centrifugal forces. Minerals are subject to the laws of
    • central brain (the continuation of the sensory nerves and their
    • organism appears as though too much exposed to the centrifugal forces
    • of the Cosmos. They are not in equipoise with the centripetal forces
    • itself in some particular organ. The centrifugal forces — that
    • which otherwise strives centrifugally to project the physical
    • which I have described, one comes upon centres of knowledge quite
    • These centres of knowledge, which we have become accustomed to speak
    • the life of to-day. They were centres of religion and of art, as well
    • The centres of art were indissolubly linked with the centres of
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    • upon the fact that during the last few centuries our entire
    • thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries. Since that time we learn only in
    • During the course of centuries a vast store of external knowledge has
    • But during these centuries all knowledge connected with man which
    • centripetal and tends earthwards, and another man, whose orientation
    • is centrifugal and tends to leave the earth. It will be seen that a
    • recognising these outward-streaming centrifugal forces in man, we
    • trace no centrifugal forces. Minerals are subject to the laws of
    • central brain (the continuation of the sensory nerves and their
    • organism appears as though too much exposed to the centrifugal forces
    • of the Cosmos. They are not in equipoise with the centripetal forces
    • itself in some particular organ. The centrifugal forces — that
    • which otherwise strives centrifugally to project the physical
    • which I have described, one comes upon centres of knowledge quite
    • These centres of knowledge, which we have become accustomed to speak
    • the life of to-day. They were centres of religion and of art, as well
    • The centres of art were indissolubly linked with the centres of
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    • inevitably lead to the ruin of Central and Eastern
    • Central European Reality. In not one quarter, where the matter
    • nineteenth century. I made acquaintance with what today is
    • will. — During the last three or four centuries,
    • fact, that since the middle of the fifteenth century we have
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
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    • select group East to the center of Asia, where he founded the
    • center of the post-Atlantean culture. After the group had
    • arrived in central Asia, it was kept in isolation from the
    • a curious personality of the fifteenth century. Here we can see
    • who lived in the sixteenth century. To be sure, this body of
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    • true that we have a long way to go in our ascent before we
    • generations. Thus, the descent of an avatar being is, among
    • descent of an avatar being affects the soul-spiritual
    • disseminated was different in the first few centuries from
    • that of later centuries in the Christian era. In the first
    • few Christian centuries the dissemination of Christianity
    • a man who contributed so much in the first century to the dissemination
    • especially emphasized in the first few centuries of
    • dissemination of Christianity during the early centuries, it
    • eleventh, and twelfth centuries. It was then no longer
    • tenth and twelfth centuries, a large number of people would
    • possible for a number of people in those centuries to be able
    • had been preserved and were in these centuries woven into the
    • original. There were indeed human beings in those centuries
    • the ninth century, the Heliand.
    • like a leader of a Central European or Germanic tribe, and he
    • century, and it is here that we discover an entirely
    • in Central Europe. But later, from the twelfth to the
    • fifteenth century, it was numerous copies of the astral body
    • fervor was magnificent and exalted.
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    • churches, ceremonial centers, or schools in the modern sense,
    • ceremonial center and school; that is what we call the
    • mystery sanctuaries or centers. Leadership of the Atlanteans
    • in the mysteries. We therefore designate the great centers of
    • seven oracle centers because the populace in ancient Atlantis
    • characteristics. The names applicable to these oracle centers
    • other oracle centers.
    • His small group of chosen people and made His way to Central
    • Leader inspected, as it were, the other oracle centers for
    • developed in the mystery centers. You have to visualize this
    • centers. Such methods are employed behind the scenes of
    • been preserved in a magnificent form in the Vedas,
    • can be found up to the most recent times, and as we trace
    • Galileo died in the middle of the seventeenth century, and
    • Michail Lomonosov was born early in the eighteenth century
    • centuries the dissemination of the idea of Christianity
    • centuries, it was asserted that those who had been disciples
    • on the physical plane from one decade and from one century to
    • another. However, in the following centuries, from the fifth
    • of Christianity is clothed in Central European imagery. Why
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    • peoples. The Atlantean culture was magnificent, and mankind
    • special and central point of perception.
    • Atlantis was gradually destroyed in the course of centuries
    • clairvoyance in mythology, in which the central concern was
    • from the magnificent images by which His coming was
    • or sixth through the tenth centuries who had developed
    • about the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, and this explains
    • see later. Beginning with the sixteenth century, copies of the
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    • necessary to look at the old mystery centers where the
    • centers. Here we shall point out only their most basic
    • magnificent images, so that everything was permeated by art
    • exercises similar to the ones we have described in recent
    • in the beginning it was more or less completely reminiscent
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    • also by the magnificent sunlight that shines on us
    • nothing but the official message from the orthodox center of
    • here, where nature and the magnificent, spirit-endowed
    • human beings from the sixth to the ninth centuries had a copy
    • spanning the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries the
    • centuries many human beings, for example Francis of Assisi
    • outside indicate what is beautiful or magnificent in nature,
    • course as it becomes one of the centers where the kind of
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    • the Mystery Centers are now increasingly accessible to all of
    • the Hebrew Mystery Centers knew it; they worshiped the Christ
    • fulfill the Mystery of Golgotha through His descent into a
    • be. The Mystery Centers everywhere taught what is now
    • proclaim more beautifully and more magnificently the
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    • look at a period of twelve centuries: the six centuries
    • before and the six centuries after the Event of Golgotha. And
    • view the period that comprises twelve centuries — six
    • was the case in the first centuries of the Christian era, for
    • sixth centuries, and on to the tenth century. These exemplary
    • fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries after Christ
    • the eleventh through the fourteenth centuries other
    • beings through the centuries who had to see to it that
    • forces of the past that were sublime, magnificent, and full
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    • beginning with the thirteenth or fourteenth century of our
    • the Mystery Centers kept not only the multiplied copies but
    • thirteenth and fourteenth centuries? A mysterious, occult
    • Christian writers in the first few centuries after the
    • building block for later centuries, and that is why a copy of
    • with the sixth and seventh centuries. One such herald was
    • centuries. Such a personality was Francis of Assisi. When we
    • from about the eleventh through the thirteenth centuries such
    • twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries, something like
    • founded in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries as a
    • divine, and thereby to undertake again the ascent into the
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    • beneficent effect of sleep, an effect resulting from the fact
    • made manifest in the magnificent art of the Greeks—the
    • of seeing the beneficent spiritual beings beyond the world
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    • and fourteenth centuries when the spiritual stream of
    • subsequent incarnations he led the occult schools of Central
    • There were many such Mystery Centers on the ancient Atlantean
    • centers, the mystery schools, by the term “Atlantean
    • Atlantean Oracles and their centers of wisdom, spiritual life
    • capacity, but there was one center in which the capacities of
    • of this center, of the Holy Sun Oracle, had been initiated
    • modern languages. All the magnificent words that you find in
    • sixteenth century achieved such significant results in
    • century who prepared himself for a great task after two
    • high and the magnificent that lives in the sun descended to
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    • of evolution in a comparatively recent period, though we do not like
    • Christian centuries, unless you realize that the inner activity of men
    • written in the ninth century, for example, or the older writings on
    • Human thinking since the fifteenth century has acquired a particular
    • I was particularly impressed with all this recently. (I have often
    • to serve as burial places, for at all times the most important centers
    • Centenary Edition is: Initiations-Erkenntnis. Die geistig und
    • most important cult-centers, just such places in which the spiritual
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    • little of this and so as soon as we get a few centuries away from the
    • development only during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, though
    • described as the guidance of mankind in the old centers of ritual and
    • consolation. This is the epoch which exhibited such magnificent
    • inner concentration — not acquired in the way described in my book,
    • course extend for some thousands of years) cease through inner concentration
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    • as a decent fellow, and if after he has got into this mediumistic
    • In recent periods of human evolution, however, when men plunged into
    • inner harmony. Since the fifteenth century, when this modern
    • still in course of preparation. For centuries now, even millennia, the
    • attitude. At the beginning of the forties of the nineteenth century
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    • perceived of them is only an appendage, reminiscent of growth forces,
    • concentrated in the Moon were once united with the Earth. These
    • we find these old heathen centers of ritual show that what they
    • of Northern and Central Europe about 3,000 or 3,500 years ago. Men had
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    • a few centuries ago, turned his thoughts when at prayer to the dead
    • world a man we knew on earth who recently died leaving behind him
    • centred on trying to get into touch with the loved one, our vision
    • dislike are innocent, so to speak. When such a teacher dies, one sees
    • recently died, he came to the conclusion that the soul of his father
    • into Kamaloca and in its further ascent, than it is to see the
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    • century as it is in the average man today. In this respect the nature
    • of the prehistoric times, of the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries B.C.,
    • centuries before our birth, that it should be so, we shall find it
    • — the inner experience of the soul is chiefly centred on the
    • Suppose a man was born in the second half of the nineteenth century
    • century and end of the preceding one. From thence he looked down at
    • the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century, who took as
    • of man. These innocent forces — I beg some of you to note this
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    • since the last third of the nineteenth century — from spiritual
    • nineteenth century the Michael force took up the struggle with the
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    • But in the first three centuries of the Christian era, the last
    • remnants of it at least still existed. Hence in these centuries a
    • Such an understanding became blunted in the fourth century, when
    • third of the fifteenth century; namely, man's life in abstract, dead
    • centuries, when the Easter thought was spreading throughout
    • forms the centermost of the three soul elements in Rudolf Steiner's
    • sense world. The people of the early centuries felt that they were
    • The Christmas initiation was felt as a descent into the depths of the
    • for humanity in the fifteenth century, when mankind will excel to be
    • the first Christian centuries about how the Easter thought is to be
    • into the Ahrimanic forces in the wintertime and also into the ascent
    • expressed in the Creed as “the Descent into Hell.”
    • This Descent into Hell provides the opposite pole to the Resurrection.
    • therewith entered, I might say, as the opposite pole of the Descent
    • into Hell, the ascent into the spiritual world, in spite of the fact
    • a certain way the Descent into the region of Hell, and through this
    • descent the winning of the heavenly region for the further evolution
    • “Through what is symbolically expressed in the Descent into Hell
    • in the period that dawned in the first half of the fifteenth century,
    • centuries of Christianity, directed toward a kind of inner perceiving
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    • how with the yellowing of the leaves there is a descent of the
    • ascent of the spirit takes place, how the spiritual is the
    • ascent, to unite human souls with the original formative cosmic forces
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    • I have frequently referred recently to the connection the course of
    • in recent days.
    • in autumn of which we have recently spoken. We must come once more to
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    • deemed to be the very center of the most ancient moral conception of
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    • man and makes there centers of will. Then there are regions in
    • recently deceased persons. In the condition in which he is, with his
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    • translucent essences of light from sprawling space:
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    • century, with its intellectual conceptions. When Klopstock began
    • greatest significance. And in the nineteenth century, too, all
    • of Central Europe
    • This bed thy center is, these walls, thy
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    • part of the magnificent Finnish Folk-epic, the Kalevala.
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    • Rainbow’s incandescent ring!
    • style in which the French classics were, until quite recently,
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    • which has arisen in the course of recent centuries of human
    • what comes to us from the Nordic or Central European, Germanic
    • in more recent times, Wilhelm Jordan has tried to imitate the
    • the fourteenth century. This extract is from the C-text version,
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    • found among the Greeks, and even in earlier forms of Central
    • Central Europe
    • Central Europe. The writings of
    • [The magnificent language of the Authorized
    • Innocent is her touch as the
    • Central
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    • ninety-nine per cent of our versifiers.) And not only Platen, but
    • back to the first half of the nineteenth century, an age when the
    • Forgets the gold centre, the golden
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    • spiritual life of Central
    • is connected with man’s entire soul-life, as being the centre
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    • to its primal innocent state. Particularly when man felt himself
    • reversion to the primal innocent state. And when Homer
    • the primaeval innocent state, things were quite different –
    • century Wilhelm Jordan tried, as you know, to revive alliteration,
    • language, notably in Central
    • material fate may befall Central Europe, the German spirit will not
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    • both of religious life and of occult spiritual life in recent
    • centuries. For as regards spiritual development in Europe during this
    • before our minds these two recent streams, we must see in the
    • Jesus-Principle. In the other movement, which for centuries has
    • Imaginations, because they are concentrated in the most intense,
    • recent centuries we encounter these two movements, among many others:
    • men. In the development of civilisation during the last few centuries
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    • thirteenth century. At that time it was recognised by those
    • particular attention to the fact that since the thirteenth century
    • thirteenth century. I want especially to point this out because in
    • in the thirteenth century and on through the following centuries, for
    • twentieth century. Outsiders, particularly, will fall — more or
    • in the thirteenth century has been to establish a rule which must
    • most holy element in man's inner life, his Will-centre, as
    • centuries has again had to be modified for our time. The
    • Rosicrucianism of those earlier centuries could not reckon with a
    • excluded for many centuries from the external, exoteric teachings of
    • Christianity. In the thirteenth century the teaching of reincarnation
    • to break with everything that the thought-forms of the last century have
    • century who at the zenith of his life gathered up his thoughts and
    • In more recent times
    • the idea occurs sporadically. Drossbach, a nineteenth-century
    • the middle of the last century, a small society offered a prize for
    • otherwise in the fifties of the last century, when the necessary
    • century. Hence in my little book,
    • applies to the single individual; all the attention is centred on
    • nineteenth century had not yet produced the corresponding
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    • agree that during the centuries since the Mystery of Golgotha there
    • again — it is only in the twentieth century that a renewal of
    • from the twentieth century onwards, a third begins. It arises because
    • concentration and other exercises will occur. As we have often said,
    • beginning from our twentieth century?
    • research how it is that from the twentieth century onwards Christ
    • — so in the course of the twentieth century, towards the end of
    • the twentieth century, a significant event will again take place, not
    • connected with the evolution of humanity in the twentieth century,
    • many centuries, and is denied by no occultist who knows these things.
    • But recently it has been verified again with the utmost care, by
    • centuries. We shall have to characterise this fact more exactly in
    • Jesus there have been many opinions in the course of the centuries,
    • that Christ — who from the twentieth century onwards will be
    • preparation for the Christ who from the twentieth century onwards
    • Christ which will have its beginning in the twentieth century. In the
    • sense of the Monistic philosophy of the nineteenth century; to the
    • merely subjective. In the preceding centuries Faith had been demanded
    • as a necessity. In the nineteenth century Faith is attacked just
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    • centuries to the question we ourselves have raised today. Men such as
    • centuries removed from them, as Heraclitus and Socrates were. Justin
    • of Golgotha — how it was felt that between the centuries before
    • other historical instances that men in earlier centuries consciously
    • quality.’ Someone living in the third century after Christ,
    • looking back to men who had lived in the third century before Christ,
    • mystical views of the early Christian centuries that the most
    • the first Christian centuries, we can say: Certainly it is now
    • twentieth century can stream into us.
    • century. From what he writes we learn something that can be fully
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    • our life up to that time, and we take with us a concentrated etheric
    • know that this epoch began about the eighth century before our era,
    • and ended in the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries
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    • middle or in the last third of the nineteenth century had accepted
    • his work on Reimarus, a thinker of the eighteenth century, we read:
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    • points are given in my recently published book,
    • of his life his mere presence, or his touch, had beneficent effects —
    • degree that they could have a beneficent magnetic influence on his
    • that the Bodhisattva, who on becoming Buddha five centuries before
    • recent years have led to the recognition of a very important
    • philosophical streams which have developed during recent centuries up
    • to the nineteenth century, in so far as they are Western spiritual
    • centre, as in a tabernacle, and because of this it had quite special
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    • In hardly any other century has there been such
    • the century. More and more men came to lose the knowledge of the way
    • eighteenth century formed on their way to the Christ-Impulse. Even
    • the first half of the nineteenth century was illumined by a certain
    • the most part in the nineteenth century this path to Christ was lost
    • nineteenth century was only natural in face of the fact that in the
    • twentieth century a quite new epoch for the spiritual life of men
    • recently through the inflow of the concepts of reincarnation and
    • which Theosophy was cultivated in the eighteenth century. At that
    • theosophical subjects written by Oetinger in the eighteenth century.
    • forties of the nineteenth century, as it had come over from many
    • forties of the nineteenth century, must appear significant when it
    • old Theosophy that was handed down from the eighteenth century.
    • of the nineteenth century. Only through what we may now accept as the
    • heart and every soul can understand it. During the nineteenth century
    • theosophists of the eighteenth century still fully possessed; they
    • recently, and gave rise to a rich literature, buried though this is
    • there was in the nineteenth century! It is impossible in a short
    • of the nineteenth century concerning Christ Jesus. And anyone who
    • very real difficulties, if the views of the nineteenth century on
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    • ascent. He acknowledges before the Twelve: ‘As the animal
    • Very few are capable of it now, but from the middle of this century
    • the nineteenth century must carry over into its present existence
    • reincarnation reappeared in the eighteenth century, it appeared as a
    • twentieth century and may be called the second Christ-Event, so that
    • the twentieth century takes place, many of those now living will be
    • full illumination, upon the Christ-Event of the twentieth century.
    • be such that in the course of future centuries and millennia human
    • slandered individuality who lived about a century before our era. He
    • preceded Jesus of Nazareth by a century. Jesus of Nazareth Himself
    • century. It is impossible to speak here more exactly concerning the
    • centuries — he is quite dissimilar in his youth from what he
    • path. The Christ would have had an ascent, but humanity a downfall.
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    • Hence in those great centers of the Oracles in ancient Atlantis the
    • world. In the ancient Oracle centers the Atlantean Initiate beheld in
    • “The little folk ne'er scent the Devil
    • fallen into perverse and evil paths. Centers of black magic and its
    • There he has the center of his activity; and whereas his spiritual
    • established the beneficent phenomena around the earth-globe, are
    • events it is actually only twice or three times in any one century —
    • announced from the centers of Initiation. For you must remember that
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    • of the first Christian centuries found popular, simple words through
    • A Christian of the first centuries would have refrained from speaking
    • centuries called the “Word” and even then, it can be done
    • cosmic truths within the hidden crypts of the Mystery-Centers, could
    • that the Lamb Who became flesh denoted a deeper descent into humanity,
    • other religions. This was what brought him to the core and center of
    • central figure in the Apocalypse, and that only through the Lamb can
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    • to-day is a very different being from the child of a recent past, and
    • the fact that centuries ago there lived a humanity very different
    • during the nineteenth century. There is no desire to cast everything
    • in the human being, but centred, nevertheless, in the bodily
    • the nineteenth century. In this connection, what I shall say does not
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    • sixteenth century, and the most conspicuous thing about the
    • sixteenth century is that civilized humanity as a whole loses an
    • sixteenth century people have begun to reflect about education and
    • is the tragedy that has existed since the sixteenth century and has
    • until the sixteenth century that people began to talk a great deal
    • century, when there arose a certain inner revolt against it.
    • does civilization signify up to the sixteenth century? It signifies
    • of civilization through the Middle Ages up to the sixteenth century
    • seventeenth centuries for a different kind of education arose because
    • consider civilized mankind in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries
    • and seventeenth centuries, came forward with a significant statement
    • place during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Whither then
    • characteristically in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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    • thinking on the part of the teachers about the beginning of the century.
    • beginning of the century were equally the result of the confused
    • thought of the last three decades of the nineteenth century.
    • educational methods of to-day, when all eyes are so concentrated on
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    • to find a path of ascent and not be led to its downfall, we need the reality
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    • reticent on this subject and on many others too, in these
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    • always the same during the two hours. The child thus concentrates
    • century is represented by three or four generations. The line of
    • generations running backwards from the twentieth century brings him
    • instance, describe the life of some town in the twelfth century, but
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    • world. Hence to concentrate before puberty on all that relates man to
    • “dissenters,” as we say in Central Europe, that is to say
    • religious confession. As often happens in schools in Central Europe,
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    • it is attracted by the scent of what is in the plant. Such a
    • reason why many phenomena of recent times remain unexplained is
    • recently, where horses have carried out simple arithmetical
    • then concentrated in the calyx, the petals, the stamen, the
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    • deep impression was made on me recently, when at the request of
    • remained in the first third of the 19th century. When however a
    • are supposed to dance around a central nucleus: for things of
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    • a philosopher is really indecently naked in regard to the
    • and explain something which demands a more concentrated
    • comparatively recent times. And now I am going to tell
    • centimetres behind the forehead, the potato substance begins to
    • be active here also and to form the same eccentric circles. The
    • complete unity. At that time there existed Mystery Centres
    • which were also centres for education and culture, centres
    • sense-perceptible beauty existed in the Mystery Centres, as a
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    • the Greek element up into Central Europe. If you study Italian
    • or ugly, or magnificent or wonderful — all these things
    • century, and in some other century; describe plastically,
    • and growing up, we can reckon that in the course of a century we
    • further ten centuries, you will get all told 11 times 3 or 4
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    • educational questions were widely accepted in Central Europe,
    • education without teaching. With him everything centred on how
    • centre of speech situated in the left half of the brain. We
    • that the Greek's whole world-perspective was centralised in the
    • place of the gymnast; there the entire cultural life is centred
    • 18th century, had as its main purpose the training, one might
    • century, in order not to remain too much behind others, that
    • now with the 16th century we come to more modern times,
    • be seen in the 15th century. Once again something that still
    • since the 16th century our entire education has been focused on
    • the first half of the 19th century we find such professors of
    • right through the man of today is neither centred in his
    • something centred in his thoughts. And so it has come about
    • This was still so in the first half of the 19th century. Then
    • longer stands as a personality in the centre of things. If one
    • century in the shade. I appreciate them fully; indeed I see in
    • the teachers of the 19th-century men of genius and great
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    • of humanity when Mystery Centres were to be found here and
    • those old, sacred centres human beings have had, as it were,
    • point of the 19th to the 20th century it has become possible,
    • Waldorf School suits their children admirably. Recently two
    • state of economic affairs in Central Europe, even though it has
    • centuries, with what is approaching us with all the violence of
    • hand, through the fact that this art of education is centred in
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    • centres, in which sympathy and antipathy meet. We can then say:
    • sympathy and antipathy, occurs at the centre of the human
    • through it centres at which sympathy and antipathy meet, these
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    • completely lost sight of in recent times. You can see this in a
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    • statement, translated into decent German, runs roughly
    • beginning of an ascent. That is a radical difference. That is
    • in this way to the soul-life of an individual who died recently
    • system of Central Europe. You know that especially the teachers
    • in the universities in the early decades of this Central
    • middle of the fifteenth century the surviving traditions of the
    • the fifteenth century these are only the clattering after
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    • immediate surroundings: if it scents danger in its
    • the nineties in the eighteenth century. I have again and again
    • contains very many practical hints for teaching. In recent
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    • Then you add a square underneath, adjacent to the hypotenuse of
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    • something else. This concentrates the teaching and
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    • century, and penetrated so deeply into our educational method,
    • to write a decent business letter. Certainly he may not have to
    • another, has the most beneficent influence imaginable on the
    • has grown up recently, healthier conditions may be brought
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    • the form of decrees what was until recently common spiritual
    • Central Europe — must approach the curriculum with a
    • in other schools of Central Europe. This we shall do and we
    • of commodities and finance, that is, for doing percentage sums,
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    • on Herbartian psychology. Now during the last few centuries and up to
    • recent times there has been something present in the life of man which
    • the last few centuries, has been to identify being with thought as
    • error that has been put at the summit of recent philosophy, for in the
    • in our physical body. We have, as it were, three centres where
    • sympathy and antipathy interplay. First we have a centre of this kind
    • broken off, at every point where there is a gap, there is a centre
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    • only in the second half of the nineteenth century, and which arose
    • applies to. It was a tendency of the nineteenth century to lay down
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    • concentrate on your willing, you will find that in every act of will
    • can say: From a certain central boundary there stream forth on the one
    • other hand to the point of drinking in the pleasant scent of a flower,
    • phenomenon of recent times, one which has even influenced actual
    • of music is a clear sign that recent psychological ideas about the
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    • dreaminess. This must be an incentive to you to work upon such
    • But now we can put this question: How is the true centre of the human
    • the centre whence rises all that comes out of the feelings into waking
    • this knowing, which is indicated by arrow 1 is the descent into the
    • descent into the body and the re-ascent, which happens in the
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    • Metamorphosis in bones. Head centre is within: breast centre outside:
    • limb centre in periphery. Sense of cosmic relations in ancient
    • understand this central member of man's nature, the breast-form, when
    • centre somewhere within. It has its centre centrically, if I may put
    • it so. Not so the breast. Its centre does not lie within the sphere.
    • The breast has its centre very far away. (In the drawing this is only
    • shown.) Thus the breast has its centre far away. Now where is the
    • centre of the limb system? This brings us to the second difficulty.
    • The limb system has its centre in the whole circumference. The centre
    • surface of a sphere. The centre is really everywhere; hence you can
    • in each child is situated a centre for the whole world, for the
    • macrocosm. This classroom is a centre — indeed many centres
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    • connection with the central portion of the other external processes.
    • should they decompose. Man unites himself in body with a central part
    • process, so that the bacilli scent a comfortable place of sojourn. The
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    • Now the second half of the nineteenth century has stormed against the
    • nineteenth century there were brilliant men, men such as Schelling,
    • of pedagogy of the first half of the nineteenth century. His work was
    • century, when everything seeking access to man's soul by way of
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    • in recent years friends have come forward to carry it also into
    • the magnificent discoveries of modern natural science. In an age which
    • beneficent influence upon their fellow men. They can — if I may
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    • In order to attain to the spirit in the twentieth century it is quite
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    • through our century-old natural-scientific development we have
    • which comes several centuries after the work of Copernicus and of
    • and the body should be translucent to the spiritual world. We must
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    • certain circumstances be a magnificent illness. It may be very bad
    • it and to treat it lovingly it can be a magnificent illness.
    • left over for their fantasy; whereas the most magnificent doll, with
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    • recent advances of materialistic science of the world come into their
    • science in recent centuries. And so people believe that anyone who
    • it is so enormously important to know that one must not accentuate
    • centres in man, then one can find the answer to educational questions
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    • sphere. It is a copy of all those forces that are centralized in the
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    • show an insufficent digestive activity and, who therefore, have
    • at least adjacent to it) that is, into the circulation and into the
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    • not in order to particularly accentuate an emphasis on the right or
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    • connection we may conceive of these cosmic powers as working centripetally
    • case they would work towards the centre; the planets are there for the
    • is working centrifugally, thus making the head large, and, in doing
    • are insufficent, that the plastic forces in the organs are running
    • his ascent to the outward formative forces, to the objectively intuiting
    • appears as a particularly magnificent and beautiful picture: on the
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    • of what one has conducted to the formative centre with the movement
    • depends upon one's understanding that a sort of centrifugal dynamic
    • is not exactly centripetal, but which could be designated as a
    • similar-to-centripetal dynamic that works into every human organ.
    • a centrifugal and a centripetal, in each human organ. For everything
    • a great role. For everything which is centrifugal, radiating, a great
    • this way the consciousness centres on exactly that which is to be
    • to consciousness, in order that, as I have already said, this concentration
    • seen as a sort of central telegraphic apparatus to which the so-called
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    • fraction! Scientists know that the centre of speech lies in the left
    • case of left-handed people the centre of speech is situated in the
    • These movements are held back and become concentrated in the organs of
    • reminiscent of the content of the poem. At that time also there were
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    • recently been describing to you, everything would long ago have been
    • down strongly into the intestines. You can see how magnificently the
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    • In recent times when everything has become materialistic, people have
    • thirteenth centuries, or still earlier, were different from ourselves
    • has drunk very little alcohol; he has lived a really decent life. But
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    • a luminary of the nineteenth century, brought clear and well-defined
    • meditation, concentration, and so forth, he begins to develop his
    • an intuitive knowledge of this Schopenhauer assigned the central
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    • magnificent, marvelous fruits in man.
    • work of an architect, built in stone to withstand centuries, is
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    • the central position between the two.
    • next stage will bring about the soul's descent into the fluid
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    • recent discussions, [Refers to Rudolf Steiner's lectures,
    • result of a magnificent spiritual activity, which man, together with
    • reminiscent of musical instruments, and the totality and harmony of
    • pronounced in some Central European dialects. When I was a little
    • and vowels live side by side. The consonants are lost with the ascent
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    • that, preceding this descent from the spiritual world to the physical
    • human embryo, they in turn have been affected by the descent of the
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    • to become acquainted with this whole matter. The center of music
    • gives you the chest, the central organ of the spirit; and the ability
    • eurythmy it is necessary that this part here — the descent of
    • of the human organization. The element of harmony contains the center
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    • Recently,
    • century A.D.
    • becomes different in that century. Without spiritual scientific insight
    • sensed and felt before the fourth century A.D.
    • research that, up into the fourth century A.D.,
    • of humanity now approached the fourth century A.D.
    • century A.D. a person who can discern
    • event took place in the fourth century A.D.,
    • completed only in the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries
    • A.D. The fourth century is just the mean
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    • relatively recently, man is within himself when he experiences music.
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    • throughout the last third of the nineteenth century, and they always
    • nineteenth century, especially just before its turn, one could hear
    • spiritual-scientific movements during the nineteenth century, and
    • much greater insight. In the nineteenth century, a remarkable Order
    • half of the nineteenth century was an extremely important period. I
    • century onwards, that is to say, to enter into the souls of men as a
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    • last third of the nineteenth century; it is an event known to all
    • revealed from the twentieth century onwards, from flowing into the
    • to receive, from the twentieth century onwards, the spiritual
    • both slow and gradual. And in our present century, for the first time,
    • nineteenth century and from then onwards, to find its way to men. The
    • with the spiritual world. Although for many centuries now, atavistic
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    • Mystery-centres there were men whose eyes of spirit were open in such
    • from the depths of the centuries.
    • us lies in the results of ascent into the super-sensible world. When
    • physical body evolved in the line of physical descent. But then there
    • the events that took place before the Baptism by John and the descent
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    • centuries a somewhat different attitude was adopted by Christian
    • centuries. For all those who were bowed down with sorrow or suffering
    • central point and came to expression in the events there. We may
    • humanity, a stream which, several centuries before the coming of
    • in the East, five to six centuries before our era, there appeared in
    • means of ascent into the spiritual world. Being himself proof against
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    • ascent to the pure, ethereal heights of the Spirit; a very great deal
    • his complete descent into a physical human body. If we enter into
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    • mid-nineteenth century were deeply preoccupied from the scientific
    • Five to six centuries
    • what has been said. In the fifth–sixth century before our era there
    • lines of descent, the ‘Solomon line’ and the ‘Nathan
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    • innocents’. Has the thought never struck you that those who read
    • that the enlightenment of the Bodhisattva and his ascent to Buddhahood
    • concentrate all the power he had ever possessed. Hence he could not
    • direction of the great Mother-Lodge of humanity in the central
    • he appeared to be according to his bodily descent; in respect of the
    • spirit he was the reborn Zarathustra; in respect of bodily descent
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    • First and foremost we must learn to know the great central Figure of
    • who in the fifth/sixth century before our era became Buddha. We have
    • physical body. It was not until the fifth/sixth century
    • development of the other, adjacent, stream is as it were held back.
    • Even as the words of power once spoken by Elijah in the ninth century
    • noble descent. These Brahmans claim that a man's worth is determined
    • by his descent, but I say to you: Man's worth is determined by what
    • he makes of himself, not by what is in him by virtue of his descent.
    • much store by your descent from those who in the service of the
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    • development of the central Being of our Earth — Christ Jesus
    • indicates in broad outline the development of the central Figure of
    • Leader of all the Beings who send their beneficent influences from
    • belongs. The Bodhisattva who became Buddha in the fifth/sixth century
    • the time when the Bodhisattva appeared five to six centuries
    • the great Spirit-Lodge grouped around One who is their Centre; they are
    • became Buddha five to six centuries before our era was endowed with
    • to teach, and for whose descent into a human body such stupendous
    • from his arbitrary control. If this beneficent deed of the Gods had
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    • centuries, has remained unchanged, and that conditions not existing
    • point of the process has now been reached, and that the ascent to the
    • be restricted through the centuries to the acquisition of inner
    • centuries before our era; we have now become like Buddha in our own
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    • humanity and observes that development in some particular century
    • Bible as it has been accepted during the last four or five centuries
    • how the sentence has stood for centuries. But has anyone ever
    • Christ meant. Translators of this passage have for centuries confused
    • possible that this kind of thing should have dragged on for centuries and
    • centuries and roughly five more have now elapsed since the
    • These words have for centuries succeeded in obscuring a
    • became Buddha five or six centuries before our era, ascended into the
    • his predecessor. Entrusted with his mission five or six centuries
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    • Reincarnation exoterically a few centuries ago; and it would have
    • teaching been proclaimed in the early centuries of Christendom in the
    • that in what has been imparted to humanity for centuries from the
    • faculties originating from the line of descent and from the seed; and
    • centre of man's being, from his Ego. The proclamation rings out
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    • about the people who are central to such self-reflection: yourselves.
    • concentrating on the pleasant things in life. We go to dances and
    • whose interest is concentrated less on worldly happenings as they
    • decades of the nineteenth century — we could take any number of
    • strongly reminiscent of certain essays which were written by Hans von
    • the end of the nineteenth century, it was possible to see how the
    • the latter part of the nineteenth century. A person might, for
    • its magnificent laws was proven of course! There was no way of
    • for instance, appeared recently in
    • dying person. It is very moving, very magnificent. I have spoken
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    • were looking for at the start of our century as anthroposophy was
    • talking in a language not of centuries, but of millennia past.
    • put to me recently. When I was in Vienna in 1918, for instance, I was
    • like that around, even at the turn of the century. At that time
    • about Central Europe, in the first instance, the philosophy of
    • Idealism from the first half of the nineteenth century presented a
    • human beings to speak, for that leads to a theocentric perspective.
    • exaggeration to say that it was not easy at the turn of the century
    • The second thing is that at the beginning of the century I
    • century, all knowledge was transformed into abstract concepts and
    • ideas. In Central Europe one of those who began with such abstract
    • the nineteenth century with his idealism, Oliphant with his realism,
    • phenomenon of the spiritual life of the late nineteenth century.
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    • Blavatsky's works at the end of the nineteenth century prompted the
    • at the end of the nineteenth century revelations from a spiritual
    • Up to the fifteenth century or thereabouts it was not an
    • who had a magnificent vision
    • that up to the fifteenth century it was very common for an apparently
    • century they became hard enough too. But it was nevertheless men who
    • different from the brains of other nineteenth-century women. Thus,
    • relationships? How was such experience, which presents a magnificent
    • There was a period at the turn of the century in Berlin during
    • contemporary which merited the concentration of ones ideas, feelings
    • nineteenth century. Those beginnings have to be properly understood
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    • founded at the end of the nineteenth century, was to found a
    • Central Europe, among certain circles at least, had as much of an
    • those centuries in which learning was the province of those few who
    • thirteenth centuries. These things must not be overlooked. Education
    • centuries modern education has increasingly comprised only the
    • essential element in the spread of religion over the centuries lay
    • in the fourteenth or fifteenth centuries. The important thing was for
    • fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the urgency with which
  • Title: Anthroposophic Movement: Lecture Five: The Decline of the Theosophical Society
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    • individual mystery centres were harmonized and unified. Thus what was
    • experienced began to fade in the fourth century AD, so that the
    • happened at Golgotha. This applied into the fourth century. The real
    • century AD, Rome took possession of Christianity. The empirical
    • revelation. At the beginning of the twentieth century there was still
    • something upon which I would ask you to concentrate in your
    • reported very recently. A professor announced a course of university
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    • widely throughout central Europe — in Germany, Austria and also
    • we were in a position to start a centre for the anthroposophical
    • sense that they belonged to various societies. Of course centres for
    • effervescent way of his, and he was amusing to have tea with and so
    • — just as I was not especially surprised to hear recently that
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    • Working from the centre like this, which was, of course,
    • the end everything concentrated on the artistic side. General human
    • worlds and spiritual methodology. By concentrating on these three
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    • this material was not central to anthroposophy itself. For
    • As you are aware, I concentrated on two important phenomena. The
    • others. We will not understand the nerve centres of modern
    • another at the beginning of the twentieth century simply because of
    • from the central sources of anthroposophy. It is absolutely necessary
    • not in the nineteenth, but in the eleventh or twelfth century. It
    • the tenth, eleventh or twelfth centuries have said? Or someone like
    • Paracelsus in the sixteenth century?
    • The eleventh or twelfth century doctor would have explained this by
    • twelfth-century doctor would have concluded from bleeding his
    • Mayer, the Paracelsus of the nineteenth century if you like, was left
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    • to which we owe the magnificent achievements of modern times, are
    • historical sciences have added to our stock of knowledge in recent
    • today, did the Mystery Centres arise, Centres that were dedicated to
    • recent scientific discoveries of Darwin, Huxley, Spencer and
    • how much we have learned in recent times about the functions of the
    • from the model — at least this was the practice until recently.
    • abhorred everything taught by these ‘eccentric’ Mystery
    • be illustrated diagrammatically — the sun in the centre
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    • the centuries we would eventually get out of step with the Sun. We
    • the Sun by day as a luminous sphere surrounded by a magnificent
    • approximately as follows: a luminous, greenish-blue centre,
    • luminous in the centre and surrounded by a halo. It travelled
    • times. I use the term prosaic advisedly, for to concentrate on the
    • concentrating on certain precise concepts and linguistic
    • can not only practise concentration and meditation, as
  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Three: Form and Substantiality of the Mineral Kingdom in Relation to the Levels of Consciousness in Man
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    • active, spiritual principle in the Cosmos. In its progressive descent
    • I am firmly anchored, I cannot drift from my moorings; the centre of
    • mineral being and we really begin to feel in ourselves that centre of
    • the clear impression that his centre of gravity lies in the heart.
    • This centre guards him against extremes, prevents him from being the
    • dense, too concentrated, pain ensues. The loss of consciousness
    • that everything that provides stability is centred in the cardiac
    • the heart centre of man. On the basis of this information we are now
    • as we know it, we concentrate upon its colour, its hardness and all
    • heart. By concentrating on other metals, on iron and its properties,
    • familiar with all its aspects, we concentrate intently on iron,
    • forgetting the entire universe and concentrating solely upon the
    • group-soul of the animals. By concentrating on the metallity of iron
    • concentration upon iron and we feel that we are no longer the same
    • and iron we next concentrate upon tin, upon its metallity, its colour
    • anchors your consciousness to the Earth. That which has its centre in
    • that which has its centre in the forehead (tin). The iron
    • meditate on lead or some similar metal and again concentrate on its
    • consciousness that is centred in the cranium man always remains in a
    • in the head centre. What determines your human condition between
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    • sulphate solution. By concentrating and meditating upon this
    • self-confidence, for example, and exercises in concentration upon
    • explore the nature of copper from all angles and to concentrate on
    • his time dissecting corpses. Recently a scientific congress raised a
    • heart centre. Other states of consciousness are associated with other
    • dead, the consciousness below the heart centre is modified; it begins
    • review of man's whole attitude to knowledge over the centuries may
    • made in recent times in the knowledge of thermo- and electro-dynamics
    • knowledge a few centuries ago.
    • thirteenth centuries we come across men — though they were
    • eleventh and twelfth centuries, such as Bernardus Silvestris,
    • the magnificent Cathedral still stands today, speaking to his pupils
    • extent as a related whole. If we look back a few centuries we see
  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Five: The Inner Vitalization of the Soul through the Qualities of the Metallic Nature
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    • twelfth centuries and the manner in which knowledge was fostered in
    • soul which has recently passed through the gates of death.
    • chemist discovers about the scent of violets or of asafoetida,
    • of scent or smell are spiritualized. From the standpoint of the
    • directly the consciousness is concentrated on the metallity of
    • concentrates on the peculiar properties of silver — and
    • concentrates within himself those forces which are responsible
    • very interesting case of this nature occurred recently in Dr.
    • incarnations. And this is precisely what happened recently in a
    • convalescent suddenly developed an unexpectedly high temperature, a
  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Six: Initiation-Knowledge, Waking Consciousness and Dream Consciousness
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    • concentration and meditation in the manner already indicated. But if
    • Moreover through concentration, meditation and the development
    • dreamless sleep. The purpose of concentration and meditation is to
    • slumber through meditation and concentration. The otherwise
    • i.e. between the fifteenth century and today. During these centuries
    • meditation, concentration or some other spiritual exercises, either
    • retrace our steps from the present, the twentieth century, back
    • through the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries, to the century
    • eccentrically situated point on the external wall. Then encapsulation
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    • indicate later, begins in the last third of the nineteenth century,
    • an epoch that lasted for three or four centuries. To those with
    • of other personalities of the ninth to the twelfth centuries
    • and even of the thirteenth century. Each of these personalities was
    • century, the situation is quite different. In this epoch there is
    • entered in the seventies of last century, it is above all the
    • or four centuries.
    • eleventh century takes its particular colouring from this
    • the ninth to the fifteenth centuries) and can inform us of the
    • enter into the Raphael epoch, from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries,
    • invisible, but their existence has recently been demonstrated
    • incarnate on Earth, but live in the adjacent world as
    • recently saw in an illustrated paper. Something streams out of the
    • that the medium recently saw in an illustrated paper or comic
    • already indicated, natural science has recently developed a technique
    • the centre of whirling forces, a condition that is dangerously
    • associate with human beings. Thus centres of black magic arise where
    • activities of this kind have been practised in recent centuries, a
  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Eight: Potential Aberrations in Spiritual Investigation
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    • ‘commissioned’ from the world immediately adjacent
    • Ahrimanic beings in the world immediately adjacent to our own
    • have recently died are surrounded by strange demoniac forms. At the
    • that remains to us. When we take in the magnificent spectacle
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    • concentration, the weft of dream life can be interwoven with
    • world immediately adjacent to our own. It is there that we find the
    • established his heliocentric system from the point of view of the
    • founded in the course of recent years, has accumulated an abundant
  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Ten: Influences of the Extra-Terrestrial Cosmos Upon the Consciousness of Man
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    • middle of the nineteenth century there lived in Germany two
    • Vatican for centuries! This path is indeed a well trodden path which
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    • untrue. This situation stems from centuries of education. I would
    • earlier centuries. They were far more inclined to believe those who
    • which is by no means easy to overcome. During the course of centuries
    • which they are presented in recognized schools or centres of
    • centuries the impulse towards music has been growing and
    • magnificently portrayed in Renaissance and pre-Renaissance
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    • to which we owe the magnificent achievements of modern times, are
    • historical sciences have added to our stock of knowledge in recent
    • today, did the Mystery Centres arise, Centres that were dedicated to
    • recent scientific discoveries of Darwin, Huxley, Spencer and
    • how much we have learned in recent times about the functions of the
    • from the model — at least this was the practice until recently.
    • abhorred everything taught by these ‘eccentric’ Mystery
    • be illustrated diagrammatically — the sun in the centre
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    • the centuries we would eventually get out of step with the Sun. We
    • the Sun by day as a luminous sphere surrounded by a magnificent
    • approximately as follows: a luminous, greenish-blue centre,
    • luminous in the centre and surrounded by a halo. It travelled
    • times. I use the term prosaic advisedly, for to concentrate on the
    • concentrating on certain precise concepts and linguistic
    • can not only practise concentration and meditation, as
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    • active, spiritual principle in the Cosmos. In its progressive descent
    • I am firmly anchored, I cannot drift from my moorings; the centre of
    • mineral being and we really begin to feel in ourselves that centre of
    • the clear impression that his centre of gravity lies in the heart.
    • This centre guards him against extremes, prevents him from being the
    • dense, too concentrated, pain ensues. The loss of consciousness
    • that everything that provides stability is centred in the cardiac
    • the heart centre of man. On th